Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 1, 1908 · Page 1
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EIGHT PAfli& lOLA, KAX8A8, JAXCARY 1, IIW ^WEDNESDAT ETESIXfc SIGHT FAGE& PKICBTlfO GIHTt PUNT IS HNIiSHED BEA9ICKER PITIPISG STATIOX : > BEADT FOR USE. WlU STARTED TOMORROW • li ^— CHEROKEE SMELTERS WILL BE ' ' • OPENED SOOy. Many Men Hare Been Hired—Prospects Good for Secnrlng Work - >'ow. The jpumping plaut «-hich has been nnder conBtruction' on the Shaffer farm three and one-half miles northeast ol this city by the Readicker Drilling: tompany, was completed yesterday. WllWam Readicker o'f the Readicker Drilling company stated last evening that the plant was started up yesterday a; short time to test the machinery and everything ran as smoothly as if (t had been running for a number of mbnths. The Dig plant will be started tomorrow morning. It Is constructed to fqr^ gaa through the pipes which I carry, gas from; the north field to the Citerokee amelters In Qas City. It will mean ibe resuming of ell operations at this factory which has been closed • FORGOT IT WAS NEW YEAR • Several Citizens IMistook Whistles for an Alarm. Several lola people mistook ')the screams of the whistles from the riailway enclnes. the ^power plants and factories in •the city which greeted the New^ Year last night, for an alarm that some terrible calamity had visited the city. As a .resuk a few arose and. dressed hurriedly and went out to see which block was on fire or what powder magazine had exploded. Not In years has a new year received such a welcome as was accorded 1908. NOT CONGRESS YET JUDGE W. A. THOMPSON SATIS­ FIED WITH PRESENT OFFICE. Former lolan Talks on Weatem Kan. sas Country and Political. Affairs. .Tnds;o W. A. Thompson, formerly «i luiB laviiuij nu.v.^ of tills city, but now of Garden City. down ?or the past several weeks be- j Is In lola in company with his wifo , cause'the gas pressurQ was not strong enough to supply the demand. The volume of the gas wells in this field is as good as formerly, bUt there have been so many holes drilled in this pool that the pressure nas decreased. The banding of this pumping plant will easily furnish sumdcnt gas for the plant. It has been built at an expenditure of about $iri.000 and is so constructed that If It Is found necessary. It can be enlarged. iThe operation of this particular ' pumping plant is being watched very closely^ by those Interested in the gas business as many are contemplating building similar plants. W. A! Cowan, councilman from the Third ward, and member of the utility committee of the; city council stated some few days ago in" answer to inquiry about the city, building a pumt)Ing plant that they would first see how successful . the orie the Readicker Drilling company, is building before the matter is given lurther consideration. • This big plant will be operated both iiliB ianrti nirht Already men have "Iwen -'Mred to operate the plant. Among the other evidences that there Is good time In store for residents of this part of the state. Is the fact that" Lanyon ZInc.oompany number one is running in .full capacity again. By its starting again yesterday twenty-five unemjiloyed men were glvea employment.. The pipe line . which is being layed between the Savonburg and Elsmore gas fields and the Kansas Portland Cement plant will be completed soon, perhaps the middle of next week and the Kansas Portland will start again January 6th. A number of the men who were let out by the closing down of the Prime Western smelters in Gas City, have been glveff employment at the Prime Western smelter number three In lola. If the city decides to build the additional chamber to the septic basin this will AOKIUKES AMERICA TUntKS nnilGRATION QCESTIOX WILL BE AMICABLY SETTLED. Japanese Minister Says Dealing WItfc United States Goreniment Hare Been Pleasant jvisiiiiiR. friends. In speakinc this riiornlng about h?s new location he said: "XVe like llvlnR in Garden City very much and .o-sneclally so since we have gotten into our new modern home, which we recently bnllt at a cost of nlwut $10,000. Garden City is still in a very pro.-?perous condition, psople arei coming in and many new mo<l- em.- residences and business blocks are beinsr built. The general busi- nesF <iepre.sKion over the country don't seem to have affected us much. Our banks liave not at any time limited pavmenfs to depositors, but of course have been a little more con- .servalive about loaning money, yet have never hindered legitimate business transactions In the way of furnishing money - for the purchase of real estate. The fact is, since this financial flurry many more outside inquiries are being made,for land bargains than have been i before for soirje time. The people generally con- temiplatp putting their money Into safe land investments rather than leaving it In the banks as soon as they can get it loose in the east. "I am getting along nicely In my new position. Most of the parties who foiight me Ithe hardest in my cam- pnlgn are now my best friends. Soma of my friends have thought that perhaps I could win the congressional hvinors in my district and as our par­ ly has not been represented since the famous .Terry Simpson In the national congress, they seem quite anxious to push me into the race; but as 'ong as the jieople of my district have honored me so highly with the judgeship. I expect to serve them In that capacity as long as they desire. Of course, if the time should come when the^ people indicate that they want a chance in the judiciary and would prefer that I represent them In congress ErvTemproyment to many of the un-{l^ unpatriotic, as well as un ^ , yziyi I Democratic to refuse such a nomina- employed men. . .Iunn Some significance may ba attached»t'on to the fact that today. New Years day, Washington, Jan. 1— "We sha'l Uke back home with us to Japan only the kindest feeling for America and for her people, and the highest regard for her Institutions," said Viscount* Aoki, the Japan ambassador to an Associated Press representative today just prior to his departure for San Ftanclsco with Viscountess Aokl from which place they will said on January 7 for home. The ambassador rstums to Japan at the instance of his government which desires to consult with him freely regarding conditions affect! ip Japanese interests In America, notable those relating to, the question of Japanese emigration to the United States. Viscount Aoki has represented Japan as ambassador to the United States for about a year and a half and during that time has nianlfestsd the utmost activity and interest in all matters affecting his noimtrymen. He was the first ambassador accredited to the United States from Japan and because of his exten- i ;lve experience In the diplomatic service was regarded as especially qualified for the important duties which demanded his attention here. He said today that his returns with the American KOv ?rnmont had always been of .a most asreeable and pleasant character and that his treatment by the^ Washington government had been uniformly courteous and considerate. He had learned here a great deal that was important to'hini and it was with much repret that he and Viscountess AoM were to leave the hospitable shores of .America. "I anv confident that an amicable understanding wil' be r.^achod on this immlKration question—the only one of any consequence that is now agitating the people of the two countries," said Ambassador Aoki. "I am certain that .Japan wil! make every honorable concession within bounds and I feel equilly ronfldent that the American government will not insist upon anything unreasonable or that will in any way compromise the dignity or the honor of the Japanese government. Both governments are striving to reach an honorable solution of the Immif!ratIon question, the latest advices that we have received from our government Indicate that the w.iy is Rradually being paved with that end in view. As I have said again and a^ain. there is every reason In the world why both countries shou'd have the most complete understanding and continue In most amicable ralations. Japan is anxious to bo ut peace with the world and to no country does this apply with prreater force than to the United. States, to whom in a large mea.sure. due Japan's great rise and progress among the nations of the world. It will be my earnest effort to advance and strengthen the existing friendly rela tions in every way that lies in my power." NEW PHOTO DEVICE WONDERFUL IXTEMIOX WILL TAKE PICTURES .2 MILES AWAY. Chicago Man Has Offered Two Unn- dred Thousand Dollars for Complete InTentioD. the Readicker Pumping p'ant which Is Ui furnish gaa for a big concern, has been completed and that within .the first two weeks of 1908 several factories will re-instate many employees who have been laid off during tie panic It is an indication that ld08 :lB to be one of prosperity In this community. SHOULD WATCH GAS. Fir ^s May Result From Excessive Use in Stoves. i The city clerk wishes the Register to warn the public about leaving flres and lights burning when going away^frotn home for a few hours. , The" practice of leaving the flres on while absent from home is generally In vogne in lola. It is a very dangerous one, however, as fires frequently . resiilt A. few days ago an lola family tele- - phoned to the gas department and ordered that their gas be shut off at tbej property line as they were going to visit for 8 few days. The city employees did not have time to shut the gas off that same day. The party • left their fires and lights going and left town. Late that night the nelgh- ; bors bad to break Into the house and j turn out the fires and lights as a fire seeined, imminent Many persons about town never -turA,ont their lights during the day. This against ths city gas regulations. . PENSION BOARD IN SESSION. . The BuslneiM Session Today Was Im' portant The Allen County Pension board is tneeting In regular session today. • Tb^ bnsiness for today is a great deal heavier than itUas been, tor a number ofinontlis. tliey have fltteen appli- eanta, most of whom are to be exam- tn«l. Dr, JeweU, of Moran. and Dr. indBOn. of Hnmboldt meeting |«larvDr.^<%rititian in his office. hm^i^qiioed that Willie a nun 3w petfeefly brlitbtal In other re- ki mvaiif about not belBc caip COUNTY LOST$6,000 The Rebate System Costs Allen County $1,500 Annually. ^t is very likely that the state tax commission will do away with the rebate granted to those who pay their faxes in advance. They are now securing data from every county In Ihe state with a view of ascertaining Ihe profit and loss of the system. According to the figures furnished by County Clerk Culbertson, in the past four years Al'en county has lost |6,000 or about $1,500 a year. The object of the rebate system has been Iargel.v to encourage people to pay their taxes early in the year and thug avoid a rush on the county tr^as urar toward the close of the year. LAST MONTH WAS EXPENSIVE. An Increase in Government Disbursements and a Decrease in Receipts. \^to8hington, Jan. 1.—The forthcom Ing report of the government receipt'^ and expenditures for the month ended today will show a decrease of 08,529,l .'i2 in the receipts, as compared with last December, and an increase in expenditures of {9.3S1.414. making the net loss for the year $17,910 566. Tho largest decrease in the receipts is froni custom houses, where the loss is $p .895,959. Internal ravenue shows a d^rease of $2,768,645 and miscel laneous receipts an increase .of $1,135,452. The several items of expenditures show an^ increase in civil and miscel lan '-'^iiR *of $3.600 000; In war an in crcar.o of 1^ million dollars: in navy an increase of nearly 4 million dollars; For nensions, there was an increase of $2 400.000. For public works the expenditures for the month were nearly double those for December. 190^ the increase being from f4.843.- 711 j to $8,899,000. The receipts and expenditqrea the last few days of the prai^ent month do not show any material improTement, when compared wttlil thnie for the earlier days in the Wichita. .Tan. 1.—An invention which promises to work a revolution in the. moving picture business and making a fortune for the Inventor, is said to have been completed by a Wichita man, who has applied for a patent on the device. This man is H. B. Andrews of the city, arid while this is not his first invention, he believes that It Is by odds his greatest. Mr. Andrews is a practical photographer and his device has to do with tne taking of pictures that may be reproduced on movin? picture machines. It is said that he can take pictures of mo\ing objects covenng a space of two miles in width and make them r.s distinct as If one witnessed the actual occurrence. By this means it Is said to be possible to photograph two opposing armies and catch upon the highly sensitized film every motion of e very individual with in the focus of the machine. The avenge camera at a distance of a few feet is only able to reproduce the things that come within a radius of 25 to 50 r?et. Hence it will be .seen that a machine which will photograph objects two miles apart is a great improvement. Mr. Andrews declares that he has given the matter a sufficient test to warrant him in claiming for his machine that it i.s the greatest thing cjf its kiml ever invented. Ho is now in the Kast having a working model built. A Chicago man, with whom Mr. Andrews hsis talked, prom- i£es to give him $200,000 for his In vcntion just as soon a;? he is able lo demonstrate that he can do with it v.'hat he sa>^ he can do. and Mr. Andrews feels sure of the money. A few years ago Mr. Andrews invented a process of photograph inji in colors, but when he applied for a patent he found that another man had applied for a patent on the same device. After spending several hundred (lo'lars in a contest the patent office informed him that it found that the eastern man was Just thlrt^n days ahead of him in the Invention. It Is considered remarkabfe that |after experts had searched for years jfor a prAccss, two men in dlfferant pj ^ts of the country, working independ(jnt- ly. should hit upon the same device ttifhin the space of two weeks. i KANSAS WIIEAT NEVER BETTI;R WAS HOME ASLEEP EVANS'S SEAMEN ARE YOUNG. The Average of One Battleship 's Crew is Only 23 Years, Washington. Jan. 1. —Several crswa in Admiral Evans's fleet are notable for the youthful appearance of their members. It is understood that the average age of the enlisted men on the Kentucky Is only 2"> years. The ships carried an excess of enlisted men In the oomp'ements ami wer? able to do this by drawing on the nav al training station at Newport, from which 3.000 men were taken the last four months. Most of these rece'ved very little of the training carefully planned for them. CUPID GOT BUSY AGAIN. Judge Smith Issued a Number of New Years Licenses. After n brief rest from Cliri.stmas niPh Cupid got busy again yesterday. Judge Smith issuing ssveral marriage licenses. Among them were L. R. Humiston and Miss I.etha Aaer of Bayard: B. P. Gardner and Miss Cora Bare, of Tola, and Earne.«!t Droz and Miss Marie Perrenoud, of Humboldt. All the young people are well known In their respective communities. Conditions at Seedinti Time and Present Hard to Improve. at Salina, Kans.. .Tan. 1. —^Reports from various parts of the wheat belt of Kansas to the mill and elevator men T>f Sa'ina say that the growing wheat crop is positively the be.st at this season of the ysar ever known. Two heavy snows have fallen in the western part of the stale and one in the central part, and each laid .on fhe crop for several days, and when it melted It was slow and gradual and the moisture all went Into the groimd, Ibsolutely none of if going to waste. The reports to the £rain men say conditions could not be better. At the time of ))lanting the ground was In oxca'Ient condition, which the farm ers say. is one of the greater advan tnges at this time. Present •prospects are that the wheat harvest next year will be the greatest in the history of the state, notwithst.nndlng the fact that the acre age is somewhat shorter than the preceding two or three years. FOUR TRIBES IN A LOVE FEAST. Chcyennes. Arapahoes. Kiowas and Comanches Celebrating in Okla. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kans.os: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; not much change in temperature. Data recorded at local offics, T^. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today, and a year ago: December 31. Yesfdy. Vr. a?o 2 p. m , r,n 36 4 p. m 5n .16 6 p. m 47 36 8 p. m 42 36 10 n. ni. 39 36 12 mdnt 36 33 Max. Temp 36 35 MIn. Temp 30 33 Precipitation 7 p. m 0 0 •January 1. Today Yr. ago 2 a. m 32 4 a. m r 30 e a. m -30 Sm-m. 2J 10 a. n>. rPredpitation 7 a. m. 0 35 44 34 35 42 Clhjton Okla., Jan. 1.—ths annual "love feast" of the Kiowa. Comanche Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians of ihis vicinity has been in nrograss for .<<everai days at the Indian mission two miles east of here. About .300 Indians have come from a radius of 100 mll.-»s. Thev are beinc entertained by Little Wolf, chief of the Chey ennes. Little Wblf is a nephew of the late Chief Whirlwind, who was one of Custer's warlent enemies. Most of th? celebration^ are being conducted at the mission. The}' con sist of feasts and dancing. Every night the sound of the Indian "peace whoop" is heard over the prairies and many dancing forms may he seen in silhouette around the tepees. But It's all peaceable and everybody is having a good time. There hasn't been a drop of blood or even "fire water" spilled there. RETIRING THE SCRIP. Certificates for $170,000 Taken Up at Kansas City. Kansas City. Jan. 1.—The hanks are continuing to fake up 'scrip." The Commercial National Bank of the West Sids has retired $30,000 of this paper and the National Bank of the Republic t20 000. This Is in addition to the $200 000 previously reported About % million dollars of this 'scrip' was issued. One bahk retired $120,000 worth of clearing house certificates yesterday. The National Bank of Commerce arranged yesterday to take up another $100,000 worth of Its iflsne of clearing bouse certifleatea. They probab- Oly will be taken np today., RUBBERS SAVED 4 LIVES. • Unknown Brooklyn Girl Rescued Unconscious Men. New York. Jan. 1.—Four un- ccnsdous men entangled in a live electric light wire were rescued from their perilous position in Brooklyn last nicht by tb« bravery and resourcefulness of an unidentified young woman. The young woman removed her rubbers and, after men in the crowd had declinad to use them as rubber gloves, pull- • them over her hands, laid hold * of the coiled wires and speedily • entang'ed the unconscious vie- * tims. Two of the rescued men • were soon in condition to go to • their homes^ The others, both • of whom were dangerously In- • jured, were taken to a hospital. • « LAHARPE PARENTS WERE EXCIT ED BY FAKE TELEPHONE MESSAGE. Heard That Son Had Eloped With Friend.—City Marshal Made a Search. Girl DISCREDITS LEWIS PRESIDEXT ROOSEVELT SOBS HOT UKE COAL LAJTD DECISION. GO TO THE HIGHER COURTS QUASHIXG or L\DICTMEXTS BIS' APPROVED. Plans Discussed at Cabinet Meeting —Judge's Rnlbig Wonld Be SereVe Set-Back. There was some excitement in T.,a- Harpe Monday night, when the parents of a prominent high school Iwy rocrived word that their son had eloped with a member of the senior class. It seems that some one fiUed witii an eager desire to pull off a practical joke called up th? parents of the boy •y phono and imparted to them the intelligence that their boy had left the city wit;i a girl he had been keep ing company with. Tho parents accepted the message as the gospel truth, not even inquiring who their informer was. The fact that the son had dressed up early in the evening gnd left for the home of his girl, added credence to the sto'r>- received over the phone. As a matter of fact the boy did not visit his girl that evening at a'l. He had intended to do so. however. In fact he arrived at the hotrsc only to find another before him and he strai^taway got busy and spent th:> evening with another young lady friend. He returned home about ten o'clock". While this was sroing on the parents were out looking for their son whont they believed had eloped. The mother went to the home of the girl with whom .she thought her son had einped. and knocked. The girl hers?if came to the door. "Is here?" she asked. ".Vo." "Wihere is he? I believe you have him hidden." "Yon mav search the house." "I will 'et the officers do that" W;th these words she turned from the door and went to town where she solicited the assistance of the city marshal. After a fruitless search of several hours, the parents went home with heavy heart, fully believing that their son was lost to them. Needless it is to say that th?\T jo;-- was un bounded upon finding their son asleep in his room. BIG MILLS RESUME Homestead Works Start on Xearly Full Operation. Washington. Jan. 1.— At the last cabinet meeting of the year 1907, held yesterday, the decision was reached by the president and attorney general that the government will use every means within its pow«r to bring about in the higher courts disapproval of the decision rendered in Colorado by Judge Lewis that there Is no law against citizens agreeing in advance to purchase coal or other public lands that may be acquired by others, under what is known as the dummy en- iryman system. .Attorney General Bonaparte said after the cabinet meeting that it was f<irtunate that congress last year passed a law giving the government the right to appeal a criminal case as undoubtedly the government would ap i>eal to its fullest extent against a decision quashing indictments against men charged with Illegally acquiring coal lands. The commissioner of the general laud oRice said today that tils de- tiartmeiit had not initiated the land rraud rases which have, save' in a few instances, been dismissed by Federal Indge Lewis at Denver. Although the land office is co-opera|Ag tn every )H )ssil>le way with the iftpailment of .lustice in bringing fraudulent entry- men to justice, the Interior Department I'ud nothing to do with bringing the i:'dictments which have been quashed and there are intimations that the latter department partially agrees with Judge L«wis in bis ruling that the persons accused of illegally ac- (juiring lands can not be held ;indrr the indictments drawn at least as they apply to violations • if the timber and stone act It is understood that the land office is about ready to call from 60 to 80 violations of the land laws ini tlie Co'o- rado region to the attention* of the grand jury. Some of these may involve a number of the very persons whom Jun§e Lewis has diaoharged. Commissioner Balllnger hoM^ that It is specifically provided in tha act of iS'S, that the claimant of land must make a showing at the time'oJ the application that he does not take the lands for the benefit of any other per- aon. Under the statute he ^oea not have to repeat this at the time of iir6of. although the department calls for a .showing of this kind at ;t'he time of proof in order to obtain a!! "the evidence possible indicating ; t^ good or bad faith at the time oiC application. In other words it is; held that a man may change his mind «8 to tho disiKJsltion of the lands he; ?eeks to ol)tain from the govemmeat. The now cases which the land: office will bring are largely built upon perjury and false allegations as Iq t;ie character of lands. A special "t^cer of the land office is busl'y at ;work at Denver on these cases anil Is acting entirely independently of the Depact- • ment of Justice. Commissioner Ballinger s-jJd today that he had not examined ?lie decision of Judge Lewis In regard to the coal entry cases, which have.ju it been missed, but he asserted that =^13 department had ijothing whaleve^- to do with the prosecutions. Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 1. —Two big steel mills of the three at the Edgar Thomson plant, which manufactures the standard grade of rails for the big trunk lines, resumed o|>erations Monday. The two plants have been shut down for repairs. The steel mills, which have iieenoff production the past fortnight, worked continuously for about si.\ .vears without a susjjen- sion of more than two or three days a year, and the machinery began to show the wear and tear. The Homestead Steel Works started this evening in full operation in ail of the departments but the Bessemer. The 2S and 3S inch mills will operate on single turn. Washington. Pa., Jan. 1.—.Announce ment was made here today by officials of many manufacturing establishments recently shut down that operations would be resumed the first of the year. The Findlay Clay Pot company gave nptice of a partial resumption tomorrow and expects to have Its plant In full o)ieration by the last of the week The Tyler tube and pipe mills, shut down for the first time in many years, will resume within a few dajs. The Washington Tin Plate company will resume January 6. Other plants closed or partially suspended that will resume within ten days are the Jessop Steel companyJ the Duncan Glass comiiany, the Highland Glass company, and the Hazel l-Atlas Glass comiiany. It is expected that by January 6, 5,000 men pow idle will be employed. Newcastle, Pa., Dec 29. —^The Sben- ango Valley Steel plant resumed operations here last night after an idleness of ten days with more than 2 000 men. Oxford. Mass., Dec. 29.— The Huguenot, Lancaster and Texas mills, of the Thayer Woolen company, that have been shut down for. three weeks, be- icns tomorrow on full time. Three hundred hands are employed. RECEIVING TODAY President and M4r». Roosevelt Held Annual Reception at Wl'ite House. Washington. Jan. J.-r-?rheodore Roosevelt to»lay officiatedifpr ^e seventh time as PresJ^ent of tlie United States at the New Year Ve ^-jtioii «t the white house. Assisting bja wej -e Mrs. Roosevelt and member* ind loll­ ies of the cabinet. The" niceties pf diplomatic etiquette were Ti 'ligonjily observed. After greetiits: tae vice- president and members of the cabinet, then each foreign representative judiciary, senators and' 'J ^presepi'ta- tives in congress, officers :o; tlje array, navv. marine corps and mllUia heads of the government bureaus.' the puh'ic was received. The nubQc was nijm- bered by the hundreds. Gatherinjr in line at. the west gate to; r.hfi white house grounds people stood since this morning. The line In d^nb|e cohiten extended several blocks.- on. Pemfsyi- vania avenue and down- S^tvente^nth street ; TELEGBAPH BBlXi^. Manila. Dec. 31.— ^Jovernp.!- Lopen, of Toilo has been shot and-^ierio^sly wounded by a disanooin^ jpolitldan. Boise Dec. 31.— The defeiitie mated fin the Pettlbone case today and.; offered to snbrolt the cas4 to'the-jnry without argument :* ':. 1—• Vile Jndge from hia pie^re ^that William R. Rldgeley, com^loUer of the currency, woa'd. if h^vllT^ in Topeka. be frequently ml^tkkeA tor 1 Bill Kercher. - !f' " it:

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