Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 30, 1907 · Page 1
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YOU IX. Ko. I7L irkole ITo. SKI. SEE Fiess. IOLA« K^AKSAB. :J)ECEMBBB 89, im ^XOHDAT ETEMXti. SIX PAGES. FJucK TWO cm lOLA-FIRST PRIZE HAD LARGEST KEPBESEKTATIOlf AT STATE TEACHERS' MEETDiCI. COUNTY SECONU IN NUMBER JEFFEBSOX COr >TY WOX OUT OS A FLlTiE. I t rily School Llbmrlw Got 125 Worth of . Books for fflnnlBK First Honor— £ TcMbers Returned Saturday. / In point of attendance Alien coun ty and lo'a city made a most excellent showing at the meeting of the State Teachers' Association at Tope- Ua last week. In fact lola city won the first vrizc for having the largest j.er c^nt of its teachers at the meeting while the county narrowly nilssed carrying off first honors for the. largest attendance. In fact had the awarding of prizes occurred atj the time was announced, the county would have won first prize atid the silk flag, given as the priie for this honor, would be on display In the county superintendent's office. The first prize for the city having the lagest number of teachers pras • ent 1s $25 worth of books from Crane & company, of Topeka, hence the city school libraries will receive a val uable addition. The books are 'wel bound and especially suited to the use of ^he school pupils. Wtieii it'Is considered that all of the cities In the state were more or less repti>8ent- od at fh? state association, this honor is no small one. The local teachers h«ve reason to be prouil of their showing at the association, especially when the matter of mileage Is considered Prof. Maybprry has not returned, and the exact number of teachers In at tendance could not Iw learned. Jetft"ir8on county boat .Mlon coun fy In the number of fenchera present only by a smalt margin. The prizes for -tMt contest were to have; been announced at nine o'clock T'Viday morning. County Superintendent Mi-s. Maude Funston made a canvass at thejtime and turned the number into the chairman of the conimittt>o on awards and the result .showed that A! len county had won. That evening the chairnjjan of the committee came to. Mrs. Funston and stated that Jefferson coimty did not report until late in the afternoon, but that the number of teachers from that county exceed ed that of Allen xounty, ami hance ' they sec-.:red the prize, ^\'hether or not Jefferson county withheld the number of lis teachers tmtll more might come in is a matt?r of dispute Suffice it to say that had the awards been al'.owed pt the time sot for that event. Allen county would liave 'won. Jefferson county had 20 per - cent of its teachers there while "Allen county I;ad 16 per cent. The Allen county teachers 'served notice on the others teachers at once that they would win the prize next yf;;r. The fact that the Jefferson county teachers had such a short distance to go enabled them to make as pood a showing as they did. It is jHissib 'e that the matter of mileage will enlrr Into the making up of the prizes next year, which will help Al len county. Prof. Mayberry and Miss Hyde of - this city were on the program and gave in;oreUing talks. Most of thp lola tencbers returned Saturday evening, the .ession breaking up Saturday mornfnr- The question of school merger did not come In for as much discussion as was expected. Stale Superintendent Fa=rchild has been touring the state, .living lectures on this question. Tie is billed to speak in lola January 11th. FOr.rviER lOLA LADY DEAO. Mrs. Belle Strattlon Dies in a Montana Hospital. Wore! has Just been recefred In lola of the death of Mrs. Belle Stratton. who was fonneriy Miss Belle Kellogs and resided on a farm in Alleh county. Mrs. Stratton's death obcurre'l on the 15th of December and foltow- ed an operation at the hospital at Livingston. Montana. Mrs. Bell Stratton was well known in and about lola and had many friends who will be sorry to learn of her death. t THE WEATHER. . \ Forecast for Kansas :-^Fair tonight : ^-^nd Tuesday; colder In southeast to- nl^t; warmer Tuesday. THE OFF DAT. Emporia Gaarjite Reroramrads Happy DtspositioB Then. Some days are all crooked and warped at their birth, and all things se^m twisted and wrong; and then in disgust you would fall, off bxe earth, but It's bcter to kick tip your hipd legs and yell, than jto prance around town with a grouch; for kicking and groaning won't make you feel well.| and people will say you're 4 slouch. You've previa'oly noiicisd the chap with a grin, with tl^ vast and voluptuous smile; he may be qs poor as Job's turkey was th'iu. his garments, may be out of style; but wherever he goes a warm welcome he gets, for whjch the whole towu can avouch; the world loves the fellow who groans not nor frets, but the world hates the man wltlf a grouch. LEAGUE NEEDS lOLA M. L. TRUBY SAYS OLA JUST FITS IN O. K. CIRCUIT. Lee Massengale artd Raymond Wells Attend Meeting of Mag. nates January 20th. Will When the magnates of the O. K. IfORue moot in Bartlesvillc, Okla.. on Januiiry 20th. I.ee Mas^etigale, sup- rintondeut of the hila .Klectric, .nnd Knymonil Wells, (he actor, will at- i*iid. and make m effort to secure a franchise for loin. They had planned to go to Indoi)endence yesterday and talk with M. I.. Truby with reference to getting lo'a In the league. On lat- ei rvfliTtion It ytM decided: fBITtSftth- ing definite cou!d be done by auch Isit anil hence they will ,walt until the meeting of the magnates. However, th-y called up Mr. 'Truby by phone and talked with him on tha matter. Mr. Truliy stated that' lola had a good chance to get In the lea pie and wont further to say that ac cording to plans now under consider ation lola would fit It nicely. The Independence Star prints the following story with rafereuce to lo'a getting in the league: , , lola appears to be once more taking real interest in organized baseball, and Raymond Wells^ whom the Star mentioned iis being an applicant for berth in the O. K. league for that own. h?s written M. L. Truby an other letter, asking for his; assistance I landing the coveted prir.e. Mr. Truby looks upon the application with great favor. Tola is a good town, and a supporter of baseball, r the right article is supplied atid the hing is not worked to dieath. The city has had enough of a- rest from professional ball to make it keen for another whirl and should be a much better proposition than some of the towns that were talked of being kicked out. With ihese points in its favor and conslderinsr the further f.ict that an eight club leagtie finished the season as a fourclub organization, the berth desired should be easily secured. With the circuit made sip of lola, Piftsbur ,T. Par.^ons. Muskogee. Tulsa. Coffeyvire. Independence! and Bartlesville the race would be a fast and merry one from the start, providing the towns got good teams. That what killed Par.sons last season. The year before enthusiasm was cooled by the sale of star players at the wrotig time. Last year'. an alleged maenate" fried to use Parsons as cull yard for his Webb City team, and Parsons resented it The Webb itr team was none too good for this league and the Parsons! left overs were fpr too slow. Pltuburg had to drop out the year before because of the shut down In the coal mines, and Tola just got dog tired''' of supporting a team. IT Notice to Mail Subscribers IMPORTANT RULINj IN EFI OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL 2CT JANUARY I, 1908, Effecting Every Mail &ii>scriber to a Daify Newspaper More Than Three Moifths in Arrears on Subscriptfon. The Postmaster Gdberal has issued a very important NEW RULING to all dafly newfcapers in the United State?, PROHIBITING the sending of daily newspapers through the mails at pound rates to any 8ub;criber whose spbscriptiou is over three months in arrears. The attention of all mail subscribers is called to this ruling of the Postmaster General, that they may pay their sub£crii>- tions to date. BONES IN COFFIN EVIDEM'E IX DKITE (.\SE IHS- PKOYEX—V.llLT W.\S t»PEXEU. CemeU'ry Surrounded by Folire During E^saminatkin—>o L«>ad Found Ufth Kenmins. THEY WANT STUBBS NQI AltE DEALEK.S FAYOIt L\\\- KEXt'E »A.\ KOK (iOVEKXOK. all London. Dec. :'.0—The octriu cf T. O. Driioe wa .s exhumed ;il Mi.ubK:ilo ceniotery tiMlay ami when (> IM>IHHI \\t\» found to ctmliiln human Ixuies, tlniu dlccredltlug the evidonre given at u peront trial, that the colTlu con'l;\iiuil only lead. The fludiug of the reluain.s cxpUxlod u romantic tale told by Robert C. Caldwell, who was re«'enlly arrested In New York for iwrjury, RMT oiheTjf who swore during the recent hearing of the Druce i)erjury case that the coffin contained lead. Au olbclal statement given out by reprosi'nlative of the home offlcc not only dl.'<poses of the lead my'h but seems ofTenlvely to prove that the IHKIV buried In slxiy- four was actually that of T. r. I)ru<-o. The nuihorized statement follows: "The coffin was opened and found to contain the IMJIIV of an aged lieard- ed man, and the plate on. the colTin bore the uamo- of 'Thomas Charles Druce.' ' The scene at lliijhgate cemetery when the vault was opened was rp- markai)le. Constables -were |)rcscuf on all sides. All entrances to the cemetery were surrounded by a cory- don of IKJIICO . Ge«)rge Ilollamby Druce, who claims he is the rightful heir to the Portland Dukedom and its vast estate tried to get into the cemetery, but was met with a stern refusal. The charge of perjury against Herbert Druce is effectively disiKWcd of by the finding of the body. STUBBS WOULD GOTO SENATE THEY ARREST FIVE UOODS TBAIXED TO FISH. Three Keep PIkp C'OMIJT Owacr la Pickerel From Lake. Port Jan-Is. N. Y.. Dec. 30.—_ Rill Mc^IIcfaacIs of Pike county has three traine<i hounds which do all his fisbjlig. He frequently uses them on Porter's lake, where pickerel abound. Accompanied by Samuel Peck of Philadelphia, a guest, Mc- Mlcbacls went to the lake today and tied his lines to the hind leg of each dog. nailing the hooks and casting them into the hole through the ice. he placed a blanket under each dog and left them with a "Now tend to business." Pretty soon one of the dogs was seen to scramble up and run a short distance, pulling a big pickerel out of the water and barking. The fish was detached, the hook rcbalted and the dog returned to his fishing. The three canines caught over a dozen fish apiece, while the two meft fell behind their record. OFFU'EKS (;ET AFTER ALLEGED BOOTLEC.'t.ERS. HILL CO.X.SiOEK KKtilKST OF POL ITUIAX FRIEXDS, HOHEVEK. "Square DinHpn*" .Made a Surprhe .yo»i> at Toprka Lnle .Sulnrday Afternoon. EVIDENCE IS ALL IN Taking of Testimony in Caleb Powers Case Closed Yesterday. JiEV. HARKNBSS, of : East Tola, gave an illustrated talk on the babr itB and customs of the people of Turkey at the men's meetins in the Y. M. C. A. yesterday afternoon. Rer. Harkness is well VnoiTn to the T. M. C. A. and the mating yesterday was attended by a large and appreciative audience Georgetown, Ky., Dec. 30.—.Ml evidence in the Caleb Powers trial was closed today. The forenoon was taken »p In reading official transcripts of this and former trials for tha purpose of calling the jury's attention to alleged contradictions In testimony. The defense moved to exclude VOT- tions of the testimony on grounds of inimateriailty. This testimony related to the bringing of the mountain army to Frankfort, the acts and declarations of its members, the acts of the state election commissioner, and any acts or declarations of witnesses brougbt to Frankfort to testify In the contest cases, acts or- declarations of Governor Bradley. Governor Taylor and Adjutant General Collier In their olBcial capacity, in prosecuting the contest, or in calling but the troops, and acts or decIaraUons of any of the alleged conspirators iiidependently of their relations with Powers. The moUon concluded with a statement that Toutsey is a self-confessed principal in the crime. Jadge Morris annonnced that in Tiev of the decision of the court of appeals on fopner trials, he coold not exclude the testimony. Begister Want Ids. Bring Besslts. Topekn, Kas., Dec. ;10 —The "Siiuare Dealers" threw a bomb luti> the galh- erJiig "f |M)llttclauH al the I'opuland late Saturday evening by culling a Slubbs meeting and laying down on the slatcsniau frotn Douglas to go Into iho raro for governor. Thi> mecliug wan Iie'il on short iioiicc and .several polltleiauH wlio arc not in the Stubbs crowd drifted iu xviilnmt knowing what ihey were up againsi. An hour was ilevoieil solely to an effort to put Sitihlis into the race and the success 1 )1' it IS siill a mailer of ciue.silon. "I want to go to the I'nited States .senate." .s.iid Stubbs Jitfer the hour was up. "Iiiit in a matter of ilils kind I do not know that ii man shrtuld permit personal ambitions to weigh against the wishes of the public." This was the exti-nt of Stiilib's prom Ise. NVbeiher or not be will become candidate is a c|UPstion with his owa crowd, but they are deterniined that he .shall gel into tlie rare. Many efforts have been made by Stubbs friends to get him into the race but he has always contended that-lie wauls to go lo the senate and that he cures nothing about being governor. It Is. generally belleve<l that he is sincere In this, but the meeting yesterday affer- no<m undoubtedly shook his determination to stay tint. The crowd of politicians who are vesiHinsible for the Stubbs li«>om Is a deierniine<l crowd. 'C. A. Stannard. the mcml>er of the legislature from Lyon county, is one of them. "I believe." said Stannard last night •that a very large majority of my pco- I)le In Lyon county would like to support Stubbs for governor. Personally I feel the same way. The way to get the primary question settled right la to make this the issue of the state campaign." Representative Mercer of Chas" county said: "In my opinion Stubbs is uT.doul)tcdly the choice of Chase county for governor." Senator F. H. Quincy of Saline couiilj. .say.s his county would ije prac ically a unit tor Stubbs. "He is the only man," said Quincy. 'behind whom we can make a direct I)rlmary campaign, after the declara- Uon of the state central committee not only against a direct primary for the jiresent, but nailing it down f «c the future." C. A. Klmltall of the Manhattan Republic, attended the meeting. "In Riley county." he said, "all sentiment so far developed is for Stubbs. There Is no sentiment-for anybody else. One of the county commissioners told me recently that people in his part of the county scmed to be for Stubbs to a man. I consider It Stubbs' duty to lead the progressive republicans of the state by becoming a candidate for governor." Judge Rees. who Is a candidate for congress In the F'ifth district, said: 'The action of the committee In set-i ting the date of the convention as early as March 4 precludes anylxidy withont a state-vide acquaintance from maldag a general campaign. It will be necessary to have some strong, available man as a candidate." Most of thopbllUdans who attended the committee meeting bad left town before the Stubbs meeting, but it started a panic among those who (CoQtlnuetl on page 2.) .M. HeatoD, Brrt .Mann, Sam Don atan, J. A. Morrison and Frilx Thompson I'nder Arrest. Iteii .Maun, Sam Donovan, C. M. I!eai >iii. J. .\. .Morri.soik and Kollx Tbompsou wer arraigned iu i>olice roiirt this mi>rniug on Ibu rburgo of violatlHg the orilliianeo prohibiting tho Hule of liquor. Kurh plead not guilty and .ludge .t. M. Collins iilacc <l them under l.'im) bond. The alKtve named men were arrested Siiiurdny nigbl between the hours o( aud II o'clock. Chief of Police Wil- llaiu Gales Is the com |i |alniug witness. .1. .\. .Morrison was pliired under ar rest at his "two i)er cenl place" on WoHl Madison. Clint Heaton at The Kagle reri :>ttratit on West street, llert .Maun and Sain Donovan at the Star Livery Kirn. Felix Thomi)8on Is ••barged with selling liquor at his poii factory near the Santa Fc depot. No "iKioze" in any quantity was ofiind at any plare. At the Star Livery barn ;i quart nl whiskey was found. Specific s.Ile.^ are charged against the most of the men arrested. The cases will be tried on the afternoon of .lanuary ind. C. M. Heaton at 9 o'clock a. m., Itcrt Mann at 1 o'clock p. m.. Felix Thompson at 2 ji. m.. Sam Donovan, ;t p. m., and .1. A. .Morrison 10 a.m. llotb the coniiiy and city officers made the arrests. TO BAR SIGHT SEERS CONVICTS AT FEDERAL PRISON WILL BE PROTECTED. Warden Says There Is Danger of Desperate Characters Gaining Admittance. ROBBED rOSTOFFICE OF $100. Simlmon. Kas., Dec. 30.—Robbers last night blew open a safe In the postofficc with dynamite and cscaiicd with four hundred dollars. BIG INUND HARBOR Pittsburg's, Almost Completed, Will Be Thirty Miles Long. Pittsburg, Dec. Within a few days the largo river Intorests of the Pittsburg district will have use of thf greatest inland harbor In the world. Only two or three days work remains to onnplete the system of locks and dams built on the Upper Ohio river b,-!tween Pittsburg and the mouth of tho Beaver river at Beaver, and by the time tho low water season comes, the entire chain of dams will be ready for full operation. The harbor of Pittsburg, which has heretofore been confirmed between Davis island dam and lock No. 1, on Monongahela river, will be extendi to Merril, or dam No. 6, on the Ohio river, a distance of over thirty miles from PIttsburc. This will enable river shippers to take millions of bushels of coal that much nearer to marlc- et. to wait for freshets to more coal and other products to Southern porta. The improvemeats have cost the government $5,000,000. It is estimated that the tonnage of the Upper Ohio for 1007 will exceed 1,000,000 tons. ,GEO. W. Foster and wIfe.^who have been visiting IJ. G . Foster and family, of Tola, arrived home Saturday. —-LaCygnes Joumel. (I.«>avenworth Times.) The national government has taU en the lend In a move lo protect )>rls oners fnuu the prying eyes of a cur loiis public and euhnuce tlie seciirit <>t tbi' country's penal InKtltutlons by abollsblug vWilug days at tho fed oral priMjns. The deparlmi'Ut of Jus tice Hiwn the recominendalloii of MaJ or R, \V. McCIaughry, warden, hai Is sued an order effective January 1, dis continuing the visiting day. Her^'after visitors will be ndmltted to the prison only upon special i>er mils and when vouched for by somr one known personally to the official: of the pri.son. There will be no spec lal (lay for visitors and no large par ties of sightseers will be? admitted .Ml visits will be arranged In ad vanee. There Is creat danger In admitting large crowds of visitors as has been tho custom," .•'aid Major McCIaughry last night. "A crowd of desperatf characters cmiM take advantage of the visiting day to gain admission o: the prison and dynamite the wall They might smuggle In any number of fl'o arm.s. "Then. too. the pri.soiiers resent the flippant curiosity of many visitors They do not like to be looked over like a collection of wild beasts. Just because they are prisoners does not mean that they are men devoid of sensibilities or rights and ws will protect them from tho unpleasantness. "Every opportunity will be afforded the jieople that have business t< iittend to here to come to the prison. The only motive of the new onlcr 1? lo best serve the Interests and purposes for which the prison was established." %^ "Asid:' from these objectionable features the larso crowds of visitors have been a very great Inconvenience to the prison officials. Many visiting days last summer five or sir guards have been busy guiding parties about the prison when their services were needed elsewhere. The presence of strangers makes the men imcomfort able and ill at ease. They can not work satisfactorily with a crowd of prying people looking at them, ex changing all manner of audib'e com ments and conjectures. The federal prison has been open to the public on Thursdays ever since It was established. It has been one of the strongest drawing cards to bring excnrsionists here. An official announcement of the spe ciflc provisions of the order will be issued for publication by Major Mc­ CIaughry Monday. MACK TRAVIS came down ITOV Kansas City yesterday for a' few days' visit with reUtlves aad friends. Farm machlTiery, horses aad COWF to trade for fo.'r or five room cottage In lola or Gas Olty. Phone 4i, Caa FOR RENT—Seven room modem house on paved street. 5 blocks from square: newly remodeled. Inquire J. B. Kirk, 621 North Washington. GfY INQUEST IS ON nriTSESSES TELL COKIUCTUG STORIES TO JURY. SHOOTING SEEMS AOCIDENTM. IjUESTIOX OF CRIXIXAL CABEf LESS5ES8 IS BA18ED. i Liqnor Mttst Have Flowe* Freely- Hearing May Take Up All IWI- »•^ SffltjfrJii?! :U*f^tr''- . . xr Hi From the evidence given this mom- leg at the coroner's Investigation of the death of Ira Gay, who was kill- d' on the afte.moon of December zf. It may be difficult -for the Jury to bring in a definite verdict. The witnesses who testified this morning told ?onnictlng stories as'to the circumstances surrounding the ceath of Gay. While most of them agree that there was a'great deal of drinking they do ::ot agree as to who was drunk. One witness said that a man was trying lo quiet Frank See. m whose hands the gun was when discharged, but the •nan denies it. " George Moore, whose homo is in his city at 524 East street, was tha nrst witness called. He testified that from what be knew Frank See wa« Irunk. He said that See walked up to the fence where the guns were ilnnding and pickint up one began to flourish It about him very care- essly. Tom Brown, he says, went ip to See and told him that he woa'.d ;iave lo be careful and tried to get 'i^m away from tha crowd. At the ollrliatlon of his friend to leave Moore swore that Sec told him to eavo him nlone. that bo knew what !ie WAS doing. After flniahtng thia rnmurk ih« gun was discharged. Moore contlnnnd further by saying 'hat See run to tho dead boy and rained his head. Upon being qneB* t Ion ed Moore stated that ho believed the accident soemcd to sober See to itomi> extent at least. Carl Williamson, who was then calN ed, said that he did not see the gun dlccharged but after hearing the re- iwrt he got up and went to where tho body was.lying some twenty or hirty fe.->i away from where he wan sitting and p'aying cards. He stated hat from what ho had noticed See was not what could bo called druiik, hut was drinking. 7n telling what le know of See as a man he said: He Is a big hearted fellow with a arelrss manner, who used to drink a rcat deal." Carl said that he had :iot been associated with him for the past eighteen months and as to his drinkine now he could not say. Carl came back and asked that he be allowed to .make a correction, after which *iR was discharged. His correction, Uowever, was of no parucular conse- Itience. Frank Hecox, an emp'oyec of a restaurant on North Washington, and who resides at 522 South Chestnut. as the next witness called. He too .laid that he did not sec the accident but went after he bad r.eard that Gay as shot. In his teaitmony he seeni- p 'l to be confused as to whether or ot hs drank anything on the road the shooting matcn. Upon being questioned by Assistant County Attorney W. H. Anderson he told tho jury that they took no "booze" with them to the shooting match. Afterwards he contradicted himself by aying that he helped to •'kill" a pint of whiskey while enroute to the scene of the shootieg match. . • Howard Milner. who resides at 50C South streeL stated m his testimony that Sae went to the shooting match ith him. He also stated that in his opinion See was not dmnK. Tom Brown, aged 32. and who lives at 20 South Kentuck.v. denied while on- the witness stand fha: He bad at- rempted to take See from the crowd, while he was flourishing the gun. Tho nrst witness called said that he had. He admitted that be and See had bean dritiking. Ira Gay was killed on the af^raoon of December 23d. at a shooting matcit which .was being conducted by "VMl- ter Rush on the Bilib* M miles northwest of this charge of shot front a shot gun which was in Frank See. Frank Travis, Bronghton. J. D. and Colonel VogI jury in the

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