Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 18, 1908 · Page 1
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A THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA-FIOE CIRCULATION OP ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TOLUaX XL NUMBER 48. EieUT PAGES. lOLA, KAXSAS, DECEMBER 18, im ^FRIDAY EVEMSe. EIGHT PASES. PUCl TWO OBntlb IN LOVE WITH lOLA MISSOURI PACIFH LIKES TOWX, SAYS MK. WEBB. MAKE MANY IMPROVEMENAS BIT lOLA HAD TO ASK FOR 'EM FIRST. A 60 LfnUt on the >«tMloatlon—Many Petitions Before the I'onnrll— News >ot<'s of the Session. ' The Missouri Pacific- Eiiilwny loves Ida. That's what Suiierintoniioiu Webb said, If lo'a aldermen translated his very friendly words corvctly. And lola Is going to ask flu' Pacific io do things for ht-r. This is what shi' wants: 1. A new hand rail-to be hulli at side walk crossing on cas.- side of Stati street and north slil»' of Mo. Par. rail way. 2. DoubllnK of iho ar<»a of the waterway of brIdR»- on south side of tiit? MIssonri Pacific railway and cloan ing of channel. 3. A concrete bridge ovor Coon creek at the intersection of Walnut and Benton street.s. Bridge to have a waterway /of lOO square feet. The wheel way to be ."50 fi >ct and foot way r. feet. 4. A brick, stone or cemi-nt walk between the Missouri Pacific railway and the M. K. & T. railway on hold sides of Jefferson avenue. 5. Intersection of Sycamore and Benton streets to ho planked with 3v<. inch oak plank, full width of imve" ment. 6. A brick, stone or cement walk across Benton street on both sides of Cottonwood. 7. A plank cro.ssing at Elm street. 8. A brick, stone or cement walk across Ml.ssouM Pacific at First street. 9. A crossing at Second street, where it crosses the Missouri Pacific. 10. Two 18-inch tile across Kentucky .street on south side of the Mis- •ouri Pacific tracks. reply was expected soon. Ordinances. An ordinance creating the ofHce of sidewalk Inspector and designating the street commissioner as such in jj I spector was deferred for consldera' 'lion until the next regular meeting. Money for Christmas. On motion of Alderman Dennis, the city council last nisht unanimously voted to pay all city employes the salary diie them up to next Monday. This was done In order that the city' workers might have additional funds with which to observe Christmas. Improvements Are Needed. The improvements which the coun cil has asked the Mis.sourl Pacific to make will not come before needed In addition to their importance as necessit.v, it will mean that the pas senger and freight stations, a j)lace where many people gather dally an<l which can be viewed by thoii.sands of passengers on trains will look much better and give lola a more Invltlti appearance. MAKE NEW RECORD WRMJHT VKHOPLANK IN THE UU \EAKI-V TWO IIOCKS TODAV. American Aeroplanlst Is Trying for u I'rixe (up Offered In l.enuins. Fninre. / /'I.eniaiis. France, I>ec. 18.—Wlbur Wright, the .American aeruplunist, uf Dayton. Ohio, established a new world's record for heavier than air machines today while trying for the .Michelin cup. remaining in the air one hour and fifty three minutes and fifty-nine .«ec<>iid.s. The best previous record is a/ie hour, thirty-one minutes and fifty-one seconds, which Wright made on October loth. t'AN'T FKA>K TYPEMKITERSI Washington Postmaster Says Congressmen .Must Pay Postage. Washington. Dec. 18. —Three con-Tt .rsuien wiii be i-hort just J19 in Chrl.-tmas money or the cost of three ivpewriters to the government. If Po.st »» -nr i;.. V „ - r j„..„ ,.0., i""'^'er Burnes of Washington stands Mr. Webbwas here a few days a^o^ ^.j^ congressional type- and conferred with the city ofBclals|^.^,^^^^ ^^^^^ ^, IwsKiffice awaliins the payment of |19 po-stage. notwithstanding the fact that each weighs more than four pounds, which is the weight limit for packages sent through the maiU. The machines were franked to Washington by niember.s of .congress who returned to attend the present session. They are said to l)e the prop- trty uf the legislative department, and :nerely loaned to the congressmen d;.rlng their term of office. .Mr. Barnes I 'HS held that franking laws have been vliilaied and demands full postage. relative to; this Improvement. He said that the Missouri Pacific felt kindly toward Ipla and that the company would do ^he right thing. In \iew of this fact, the council last night voted to notify the railroad company that these im|)rovements were desired right soon and that the city would like to see some work done in 60 days. Alderman Gui'ford Creese Gl.vnn led the effort to have a time limit on the notification. The council was at first disposed to merely notify the company of the work desired done. Alderman Glynn said that the city might as well "petition" the railway to do It. Then after a discussion, th" 60 limit was added to the not location. The council transacted the follow inr business: A Permit to Build. The city council last night granted Ira Kelley a permit to erect a brick addition to the Cataract hotel. The addition will be constriicted to afford room for a ladles' parlor. Patltloni. A number of petitions were brought to the attention of the city council last night. Residents In the vicinity of Oak and East streets asked for mi arc light. Referred to the public utility committee. A petition to pave 'South Walntit street from Irvln to "Vine was referred to the public utility committee. A petition from North Sycatnore residents asking permission to move sidewalks out to curb line was referred to the street and alley committee with power to act. A petition to relocate line on Xorth Chestnut street from the Katy tracks was granted. A petition to open E'm street from Spruce to Vine was referred to the street and alley committee. A petition for a concrete bridce over Coon creek at Lincoln street was referred to the public improvement committee. A petition for a sidewalk on Korth Sycamore in the vicinity of Carpenter street was referred to the street and alley committee. No Tile on South Buckeye. On recommendation of the street and alley committee, a petition from residents of South Buckeye street for a tile to drain surface water, the council declined to act. Treasurer's Report. Thomas Bow^s. city treasurer, fl'ed fats regular report last evening. There were no important features. The city has some $4,000 on hand. Resolutions. A resolution ordering the immediate disconnecting of «li water, gas and electrical current consumefs who are |o arrears after the 10th of each imontta. was passed by the council. A rasolotlon praridinir for a fee of SO cenU to be collected from all delln- ii]uent oonsumers of water, gas or elec- itrJca) ourrent whose service has been cut off and who desire reinstate- mttki wsvt ovsr to the next session of tbs oounen. ' ••nton MfMt having. F. J. OjltrL oitf tUtoraar, roported tfeat b* luK takta tl» sMttar of the psfiig «K BantoB MMt ap irtth tli» PHVSH'IAX TO EXAMINE HI.H. The Of/Iieru BeJIiM" Vic tllson HUM Oellrliini Trenieux. Pruliate .ludKe .1. 1). Smith said this :'.fti I iii;on that he would appoint^ a .)h. sicli.n to examine V'lc Olson, who was luouKbt u|i from Savonbiirg yes- lerdiiy, to usceriulii the udvlsahl'lty if Icivliig II commission Inquire Into IIIK menial ctuidlilon. Some of the of- ricern are of the «>plnlon that Olson s suffering frtitii dclirlttin tremens as h' Is ki'owii Id he addicted to drink. Last niv.ht he rnlsod quite a dlsturb- aiice at the Jail as.he was laboring under the delusion that Home one was iijlng to kill him. 'i'oday he Is rath- ri (|Uiel. JUDGE EWING IN TOWN. Well Known Lecturer Visiting His Brother, Captain Ewing, .luiiee W. •G. Ewing of Chicago came in today from Neodesha. where he delivered a lecture on Christian Science, for a few day.s' visit with his brother. Captain H. A: Ewing. Judge Ewina was for six years judge of the superior court of Chicago. Of late he has been delivering lectures on Christian Science. He will leave for his home tomorrow. It has been a number of year* since he visited in lola. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Saturday; warmer Saturday. Data recorded at local office, IT. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and s year ago: Dererol»er .1". Yesterday. Yr. Ago •2 p. m 1 p. m •> p. m S p. m 10 p. ni. .., 12 midnight 35 .Maxlihum temi>eraiure ..Hi Minimum temperature ..lir. Precipitation 7 p. m. ...T .4S .41 ..'tfl .:i8 us 34 .-!! 30 29 •29 39 29 n.24 Dpfrmhrr 18. Today. Vr. Ajro 2 a. m S.'. 2S 4 a. m 34 27 « B. m S3 27 8 p. ro. 33 24 10 a. tn 31 SI IS noon SO S5 Precipitation 7 a. m. ... 0 0,0S —Matt yopir trtMds at Cnt>b 'B and trjr k hot^drink-^wolaf orlOpfTM. THEY GOT THE LIMIT PEX.NSYLVAMA .MEX SEXTE.NCED FOR DEFRAI'DIXO STATE. END THAT OLD CAPITOL CASE (.RAFTERS CHARGED TOO MICH FOR FI'RMSHINO .STATE HOI'SE. THIS WAS A MEETING THE ROOSTER CLIB HELD A\ EX- THISIA.STIC SE.SSIOX LA.ST .XlfiHT TO LAND MORE INOUDTRIES PROSPECTS FOR SECrRI\« .NEH E.VTEKPKISES NEVER BETTER. Four Men Will Serrc .Sentences of Ywo Years and Pay Fines of *:>00 Each. Ilarrlsbiirg, Pa., Dec. 18. —Two years Imprisonment and a fine of five iiiindred dollar.^, the niuxlmuin penal­ ly, was the sentence meted out today by .liidge Kiink'e in the Dauphin county court to each of the four men •nnvlciei <if defrauding the stale in •onneciltiU with the furnishing of the upltol building in this city. II is ex- lected the defendants will offer ball pending an appeal to the superior oiirl. The ftuir defendants are .lohn II. .Sanderson, contractor for the furniture; .lan )es ,M. Shuniaker. ex -superintendent of the iMiard of iiiibllc grounds and buildings; ' William I'. Snyder, and William L. .Vlathues, re- <pectively former auditor general and ttate treasurer anil ex-members of the board of grounds land buildings. Canning Factory, a .Mill, a Store Concern Among Them-Plan to Knlerlnln Farmers. |40T IN COURT ROOM REVOLVER CA»OT BE FIRED I.\ HAIXS TRIAI» EXHIBITION OUTSIDETHE CITY ro DEMONSTRATE FIRIXi SHOTS AT A.XXIS. OF •ollce of Flushing Hare Prohibited the Firing of Rerolrer Inside 1 ftoiindariKH of Titf. STRANDED IN lOLA THREE UNFORTUNATES AT THE POOR COM'8. OFFICE TODAY. Afflicted, Without Friends or Funds, A Woman and Two Men Want to Reach Home. Refueee.s from the storm, alone in he worM. stranded and afflicted, three unfortunates sat In the oflice of Poor Commissioner Ai Abrams. this morning. One was a boy. blind, thin-chested, with stooping shoulders and hacking courh. his nearest relatives away off in Sunny Tennes.-.ee. Eighteen months ago he left his home and went to Kansas City, where he enterei a school for the bllnil. .After remaining there time he secured employment in a broom factory at Yates Center, where though totally blind, lie made a llve- Ihood. Recently the factorv closed down, leaving him practically without funds. He managed to get to lola his morning and _ went to the poor commissioner to so'curo transportation toward his home In the South. "This the first time I have ever been called upon to ask foi; aid. Being llnd. It makes It doubly hard on me. lost mv sight when three years old. will tell you my name If you won't use It. I don't want my people to now that 1 had to ask for he'p." he said. ,\nother was a woman, fairly well dressed, perhaps fifty years of age. She had a goo<l address and seemed embarrassed wh,'>n she asked the poor commlstloner for transportation to Pittsburg. Kas., where she said her people lived. Yes. i will tell you about myself." she said to a reporter. "But I am like the iioor blind boy her**, please do not u.se my name. Some time ago 1 went from Pittsburp. this state, to .N'ebras ka, where I secured employment. I got down sick and used up nearly a'l my earnings for medicine and doctor ills. I am just recovering and want to get to my people at Pittsburg. I thoucht I had money enough to re.icli my destination, but when I reached here I found myself without a cent. I as compelled to apply for aid. My people would feel it keenly if thoy knew I asked for help." The third was an old man who in the decline of age found hlnise'f with no means of support. He has been with a relative near Humboldt. Rheumatism set updh him some time ago. so affecting his limbs that he cannot alk without the aid of crutches. He wanted to go to friends in Seattle. The poor commissioner thought the best arrangement for him. at least for the time being, was to send him to the county farm and he will go there. This afternoon Mr. Abrams furnished transportation to the blind boy and woman to Pittsburg. The blind youth thiiiks he can secure transportatidn from county authorities along the way to reach his hom^ In the southern country. • ^ The lola Hooster iliib enjoy, d one of the most enthusiastic meetings last evet:!!iir that it has hati since the orsanlzatloii was first perfected. True tile attendance w;i« not as large as on former occasions but the Interest displayed showed that those present were vitally Intepesled In tlie welfare of the elly. The c'ub at pn-senl hjia better prospects of (idiling new Industries to the city than It das ever had before, Ne- gotlnilons are now being made for the location of a canning fa:>tory. for a large flour and feed mill, a stove manufacturing concern and a number of smaller liulustrles. all of which are of votnl iiiiporlunre to the city's growth. The AIliMi roiiiily Farmer's InstI tule have three meetings schedu'ed for .January. .March and April, and one of these, probably the .Tanuary meeting, will bo held In this city. The club will arrange to entertain the far mers when they meet and acting on a su'jgesllon from the faculty of the Stale AcrlciiT^ural College an effort will he made to make lo'a the permanent meeting place f<ir the Instl tute. Although no action has a.s yet been taken the club .will probably offer a number of Inducements to the farmers such as free use of a meet ing place, stationery and other necessities for carrying on the work of the institute. R. C. Brown, proprietor of the Brown Cigar factory won the good will of the club last evening by presenting each member with a cigar which was the product of his factory and the quality of which was better than the majority of foreign smokes. FOR EACH MAN, $10 HURT WHILE HUNTING. Albsrt Irvln has s Dislecatsd Shoulder Today. A">ert Irvln, son of Mr. and Mrs. . W. Irvin of 410 North Walnut street, suffered a dlak>cstlon of the rlrht elbow Joint yesterday evening. Younc Irvtn and a number of play- matea were wrestlinc w)>en he fell wltk the iuii welKht of his body on bis albow. A phyalolan was >tim> monad who aat the Ininreil arm. No ptirmaiwat Injury wit result Lee .Massengnle Shoir.s Appreciation of Work of Fire Company at Car Barn. Lee .Massengale. general manager •)f the lola Electric railway, has pre- .senleti the seven firemen who iitlend- ed the car barn fire several weeks ago and who lieliied fight I he flames and iave the power house, wlih $10 each. This token of upiirecliiilon was thank fu.ly received bv the firemen and nothing said alH )ut it. and it was not known until '.ast night when the matter of presenting a bill to the tola 'electric railway for the perN 'Ice of the fire comiiany ui the car bum firo came itp. Alderman Detiiils thoiigld the city ought to send a bill to the company and ask Its payment. Olher aldermen Ihoiighl thiit the firemen had been paid enough since the city had paid 'hem as well as the railroad company. It was finally decided not to ask the company to pav anv further sum fov the fhe company's service, hut sug- .;ested that Iniprovenietitf: along the linrs of the road would be acceptable. COXTE.MI'T CASE DROPPED. Flan May Dhnrre Action Is to Come Cp This Afternnoiu Finn .Mav h:is r'uid ui> tenipornry Tlimoiiy and the coutemiit proceedings instituted yesterday against him were Iropped this niorninc. This nfternoon h.^ dlvrrce case which he in=liluted leainsi his wife will be heard. .Mrs. May wi'» Kranted lemiiorary alimony -ome t!">e Hso. but May fni 'cd to imke -ome rf (he Daynient'i and was taken into charge ye .^terdav for contempt. riushlng. Ii(ic. l.S.—.'i'he counsel for Thornton .1. llaiiis la today preparing for u unliiUr! demonstraiion with an automatic revolver with wliich Wll Hum E. Atiiils was slain, to show the writer was not the principal with his brother. Captain Peter C. ilalns, Jr. In the shooting of .\nnis. In the presence of witnesses a replica of Captain (lalns's revolver will be fired, to prove that seven shells in the weajsni can be dlscliarged within one and five- eighths seconds. Acting Captain of Police Ovory denied the defendant's liounsel permts .siou to discharge thre revolver within the town limits, as it would be In vlidatlon of an oidinaiice, .•Mderm.'in lli>gan told llains' lawyer (he revolver exhibition might be held ilong Flushing creek. TWO ROADS MERGE A KANSAS CITY ELECTKIC LIXE rHItOrOII lOLA LODKS (JOOD NOW Tirn Coropunles Iluie Joined Their Interests—Said to Be Ahont Ready to Begin Wort. lolans who are hoping for an electric Mne from Kansas City to Independence via. lola. were much encouraged this morning when they read the dispatch in the Kansas City papers to the effect that the two proposed lines have merged their interests. It is now believed along the line of the proposed road that the jiroposltion is a "sure go" and that work will begin in the near future. .V dispatch says: Lawrence, Kas., Dec. iS. —The two companies promoting an interurban line from Kansas City to Topeka and an extension from Lawreijce to Independence and other towns in the southern part of the state have joined forces and will begin work at once on the Topeka- Kansas City line. The promoters of the two lines met here .md fixed up all the details of the combination. II. C. Ravvllngs of Cha- nutti and C. K. Suton of Lawrence were the active workers In the two organizations whose Interests have been merged. Kacli company had a charter for the line and both are said to have UL -Jde arrangements for financial aid 'ind to be nliout ready to begin work. In the meeting here K. W. Wilson, president; !•'. (!. KeMy, treasurer, and Albert Pattoti, general manager of the Topeka City railway, were present. It Is understixnl that the interurban line will use the Topeka railway tracks as an entrance Into that city. In a signed statement issued yesterday, U. ('. Uawllngs said: "Tlte nroiioslllon upon which 1 am working Is known as the rnif-rslate Railway and Power company, an electric inter- rban railway project to run from Kansas City to Topeka by way of l.«iw rence. and from Lawrence south to Coffeyville. touching at Haldwin Ottawa. (Janiet. lola. Ilumbo'dt. Chanute Thayer. Parsiuis. Cherr>vule ami In- depe.ndence. havin.i.': a total of "IMI miles " NO. 'TWAS NOT THE (OOK. FOR THE HOLIDAYS I^lic .Schools Dismis.sed rotil January l~TeacUer» Receiie De- t-emlier Salary. The public schools of lola were dismissed this afternoon for the Christmas holidays. School will convene for the second term on January 4. In the primary grades siieclal exercises were held though there was no special observance of the approach of the holidays in the high school. The teachers were paid today the salary due them for this month. Many of the teachers will go to Wichita Debember 2B-31 to attend a meeting of the State Teachers' Association. Superintendeni Mayberry of the lola schools, will have a (dace on the program. Seeared a DiTorce. Mrs. Grace Hammond was this afternoon granted a divorce from John R. Hammond. NOD support and gross cruelty were alleged AS the grounds for ths action. \ Colored Woman Notes an Exception to a Police Call Case. Yesterday the Register related the -Story of a squabble which happened in southeast lola. and which probably unfortunately, fell upon the ear.? cf the police. It was a matter of news, and was treated as such. It was reported to the police that a colored man had mistreated a young"wo^ man in the emjdoy of a certain household and a "riot" call was sent to iiollee headquarters for an officer. Chief Gales investigated the case and turned the alleged offe.ider over to the county. The county attorney refused to issue a warrant after he had looked up the affair, finding no basis for prosecution. The Register was told that the man had annoyed the colored cook at the said house. But. It appears, .somebody's foot slipped in giving the Information which was gathered from several sources. The colored cook declares that not she, but a chambermaid, was the one Involved in the affair with the colored man. I have for sale several registered Jersey cows, the flOO to |150 kind. They are too good to leave Allan county, I wl'1 allow $25 to t7S of pur^ ehste price tor the next calf.—Jas 8. Taylor. Phone 80. - A FIRE UNDER HIS PULPIT. The Congregation of a New York Church Left Quietly. New York, Dec. 18.—The Rev. S. N. Turrentlne, of Ir.ington-on-the- Hudson, while preachihg last night In St. Paul's Episcopal church to l.=>0 persons, saw smoke curling through the boards at the foot of his pulpit. Addressing his congregation, he .said: "I fear a fire hiis started among the furnace pipes under my pulpit here. It cannot break through the floor for at least five minutes, and in that time I wish every person to be out of this chu.-ch. "Let the women and children go first and let the first ijerson out turn in an alarm. I will remain here my- se'f until the last person has gone. Now, go." So perfectly had the calm words .soothed the persons In the church that they left the building In admlr able order. The men waited while the women and chlldreu lefr. All got put In safety. RELIEF IN SIGHT AX IMPROVED DRADfAGE SYSTEM FOR EAST lOLA. SISTER LIVED HERE WILBI'R (ANNAN (.'KOIND IP IX ASH I.'KOVE ( E.MENT PLANT. Was to Hme Been .Married Next Week — Itelathe Came to loin A'ester- day to .MM't Sweetlienrt. A. Cannau and .Mrs. A. U. Muni, of Chanirie. were In the city yesterday o meet the sweetheart of their broth- r, J. Wilbur Cannon, who met his leath at the Ash Grove Cement plant .lortb of Chanute night ijefore last by being ground up In the machinery. The dead man was to have been marled next Wednesday evening or just one week from the time the accident occurred. His intended lives at Ash Grove. .\Io.. and came through lola esterday. meeting the relatives of the lead man here, .Mrs. Anna Everiy of his city is a sister of Cannan and accompanied the bereaved re'atives and friend to Chanute yesterday. Speaking of the young man's death, the Sun says: The first fatal accident of the .\sh- Grove cement, plant, north of town, ocurred last night when the ponderous machinery in the dryer department was stopped by the body of J. Wilbur Cannan. an oiler in the dryer room. None of the dead man's fellow employes witnessed the accident xnd when their attention was attracted by the stopping of the machinery. Can nan's horribly mangled body was found tightly wedged into the cogs of the gearing under the dryers. The iccident occurred about 10 o'clock and Cannan died ui the hospiiui shortly after 3 o'clock without reco^{«-ing consciousnes.s. A pathetic fe^ure of he tragedy is that' CannnK's death occurred precisely a week before his eddlng with an Ash fJrove .Mo., girl. Cannan had been In the employ of he cement plant since ear y last spring, coming hero from the parent plant In Ash Grove, .Mo., in company with two brothers, .\. Cannan and C. Cannan. His duties were In the dryer department, the machinery of which required his almost constant attention. Shortly after 9 o'clock last night ne began making his regular rounds lih the oil can. Two other workmen employed in the same department were In and out of the building Inler- mlttanily. but were not In the room when Cannan became entanifled In the machinery. They did not miss him until one chanced to notice that the machinery had stopped rotating, and' hastily summoning Night Superinten- Jent Allen, a search for the cause wavf commenced. The cau.se was soon discovered. Gripped tight'y between the immense cogs of the [wwerfu! gearing nderneath the dryers was the oiler's Pliarently lifeless bod.v. Evidently is left arm had become entangled in he gearing fur when discovered his .•<rn>. shoulder and entire left side was Inched into the cogs and ground into Imost a pulp. It was only after his body was drawn half way through the heels that he powerrul machinery us liiocked and ceased to revolve. If Cannan made any outcry as he was being slow'y ground to death no one heard his call. The two workmen employed In the same department had been out of the building for about ten minutes before the machinery stopped. If Cannau found his frantic efforts to disengage himself futile and called for assistance as the machinery was slowly crushing the Imnes in his arm arid ribs, his appeals were muffled by the whir of the machinery. It is probably that the pain from the in- lury was so intense that he fainted before being able to cry out more than few times. Reversing the machinery, Cannan was extricated as gently as possible and a hasty ca:i sent to Chanute for the company physlclbo BUIT an ambu- :ance. Koch 's ambulance and the surgeon orrlved simultaneously, sad after a few temporary bandages the Inured man was transferred to the ho»- pltal. A more thorough examination of his Injuries revealed them to be of fatal character and no hopes were entertained for his recovery. His leli arm was ground off at the lAouldei. hi* ribs crushed snd tiny fragments and the left aide of his chest. Inclad- ing on* lung, horribly mangled.. Hs remainad In a seml-consckMt condl- Uon until his dssth at S :10 o'clock. TO WIDEN THE WATERWAYS RAILROADS ASKED TO LEKD THEIR ASSISTANCE. A Report by the Street and Alley !€«•• mlttee—Will Make the "Lawlaads" High and Dry. Relief in sight for East- Tola. RiBi- cuo from the watery depths which follow heavy rainfall. This, in brief, is the good news which cornea from the street and alley committee of the city council. A few weeks ago, residents of tba overflow" section of the eastern part of the city petltlonedi the city council to devise a drainage plan which would protect property and make the lowlands a healthful, happy place to live. The matter was referred to the street and alley committee. A few days ago. C. B. Core .and Jas. A. Fryer, aldermen, with SamueLFree-. man, city engineer, visited the "lowlands" In the vicinity of the Misaoari Pacific crossing and southeast. Tbejr surveyed the "lay of the land" carefully and last night Anderman Fry- r made the report for the committee. "These people certainly need relief," he said, "and we find that the most practical way to afford it to them is to have the lola Electrlo nU- way and the Missouri Pacific railway, widen their waterway and bridges. A ditch which carries the water east to the creek shou'd be dredged out and widened. The waterways are not sufficient to carry away the surface water after a hard rain. The street department will get busy out there aqd with the assistance of the raUwar companies the improvement needed will soon be made." TWO MORE NIGHTS Engagement of Tyler & Berten Enda Tomorrow Night. Miss Bessie Tyler, the classiest, woman slcater who ever graced the Icors of the local rink, and Sfr. C. S. Tyler, who Is a top liner In his profession will end their engagement here tomorrow night. After a week at Bartlesviile these people will go ba->k east. While it Is certain that no better- skaters will ever be brought here R Is also extremely doubtful if their equals win eyer be seen here. Their entertainment Is high class In every respect, their feats which are diffir cult, are performed with an ease and ?race which Is extremely becoming. The costumes worn by Mlsa> Bert6p| are very beautiful and she haa ap; peared In no two alike during the gagcment. This attraction Is guaranteed iaad anyone after seeing It can have their money b-.ek If not sstlsfled. f; \ FOR A BRICK PLANT W. W, Jones Would Locate Oiw Ntar Eltmore,—He Has Oas Leases ' There. According to the Elsmore Leader, W. W. Jones, of this city Is hoping to get a brick plant located near his gas leases there. The leader saya:. . .Mr. W. W. Jones wa.s over from Jol» the latter part of last week, lool^sg after business matters here. Mr. Jones is interested in some «a8 leases noctli of town and is trying to get a brleJf plant located here. There 1» a C<Wh pany that desires tp locate*-heror If they can get hold of enongji gas laiitd to pay them to come. It Is now itp to oiir citizens to get busy, if they want (a brick plant, and see what tli<^ can do to encourage the oom^aajr'to locate here. A brick plant In oar little city would mean much'to, the: growlh and prosperity of' our tolrd' and our people should use evinry hitli- orable means to get the plant located: here. It Is said that the plant is one of the largest in the st^te and tkelr reason for moving is because thoy have run out of sha'e at the prWeat location. There i» an abnodanee. of shale just north of Elsmore and in,' five feet of the surface and it telM ^dr by men who are experts In the Mek business that this bed of. shale IF.IIM: finest they have'ever seen. The akal*^ Is between 25 and 35 feet tUdc Would It not be a good plan to'Mil a meeting of all who are iaterested; ind discuss this matter. XtMxVmH to act Is rl «bt now before live town gets In ahead dt us aaAffets-. ^ the plant. • ^' TAFT'S FIRST DSOUIOK Hnnor 8sy» 6. W. Wi New Tark Is t« Be AM New York. Dec la^rT elect Taft haa.se'eeMA Wickersham of the firm, to he attoraer' laarned today from a regarded u reltaMe.: A

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