Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 4, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Saturday, January 4, 1908
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m. EL 5«k <SC WM0 ff*. ttSfc nan Fian lOLA, KA5SAS. JAKUABT I, ltW «-SATntDAT ETBXDia. l* BNdn PACBS. BtAMINE CREVISTON i filTSIGLUfSXAKE XEXTALEXAX liinOH OF ALLE6ED XUBBKBER. i ^ORNEYS TELL NOTHING r liin SAT THEY AKE SATISFIED \ WITH THE BESULTS. v C ^tlstOB Got His First Share^ Tester, dajr—Jim Com Was tlie . Barber. ^ That the attorneys for W. H. Crev- , who is charged with the murder Wells Stewart, will really make an t to secure his acquittal in the nds oT insanity became, evident ;«rdaf when two local physicians mjidtt a careful mental examination of tu- accused man: Yesterday afternoon; aton was taken secretly by an; ir from his cell to an office In the' Jer building where Drs. Glynn and ihrop spent several hours examin- l^t him. What the results of the ex, lination were, E. W. Myler. chief cfussal for Creviston, refused to state o^iar than to say that the defense vfcNtld have something of importance ith which to substantiate its conten< it as to Crevlston's mental condl- SCOOPED lOU PRESS lOlJ^ REPORTERS MISLED GOOD STORY, SAYS REPUBLIC. Grocer Foster Refused to Arrest Col• ored Woman Who Stole to Feed Little Children. 'On the day of Crevlston's arralpn- niant In district court. Mr. Myler asked Drs. Glynn and Lathrop to pre^ pare themselves to make a thorou^StS^;'! p°r^°? " ,*Vh"/°, lination of Crevlston's mental con '""''""^ ditlon. To that end the physicians have been reading all of the latest: Work^ on the subject. Mr. Myler said; tllis morning that the examination was superficial one, but was conducted ;^KB:.-I >«8t and most up-to-date _S £7 ;?rhe; attorneys said he fell iMM the results of the examination would have Its effect on any jury The attorneys for the defense had hbped at one time to get some foreign alltalsts to come here and conduct the examIn>>tion, but as the cost would be considerable they decided to em- I^oy local physicians. ,The offlciers say that Creviston. so fair ks they know, has showei^ no signs of insanity since his confinement in tj ^e jail. They have noticed his actions and hfs words and ssy they have dMpcted nothing unusual in his de' ~ » - , begun to show e coOApement. .'^He- g6l hii. first shave yesterday since his confinement over three ^e «iks ago. The prisoners usually shave themselves. The officers were afraid to give Creviston a razor, however, lest he might do himself injury, although they have no particular reason, to think that he would. Creviston did say on the night of his confession that he wished he was in the dead man's place. This remark has canse^ the officers to watch him to some extent. He talks but little to the officers or prisoners. iton had some little difflculty The his shave. I The officers wdQflff-lHM:: trust him with a raior and the other pfisoners were not eager for the job. the crithe the man is charged with, having iis effect on them. Bud Fuller, the colored man who was recently jwiroled. being a bari>er. usually shaved those of the prisoners who did not shave themselves. It was up to some one of the prisoners to do the job. All of them instated that some other prisoner was tli «be8t barber In Ithe jail. Jailor Hoover Kerr finally drafted Jim Corn. - who is serving time for violation of the probihitory law, and told him he was to siiave the accused man. Creviston was much pleased when he left : the chair clean-shaven. NEW MANAGEMENT Cirand Tbeaipr to Open IVitli Permanent Stock Company. The Grand theater wll! open Monday night with a permanent stock com pany under the new management. The company has added four new players all of whom are first class artists. The bill for Monday night is "A Soldier 's Sweetheart." a four act farce comedy. The story has much genninn comedy in it and a number of fine apecialties between acts are arranged tw- The new management promises i;^> company to be one of the best that ^8 been here. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas:—Fair tonight and Sunday: colder tonight. Data recorded at local office L'. S. Waather Bureau, yesterday, today and a year ago. Jannary S. Yesterday. Yr. Ago 2 p. m 42 24 4 p. m 43 32 « p. m 43 3Q 8 p. m 43 27 1^ p. m 42 2a U midnight 42 24 Max. Temp 45 42 Min. Tamp 35 24 Proctp. 7 p. m ...27 T inutrj 4. Today. Tr. Ag» m 42 42 = :..J 41 « » • 9^ • • • * a.* • •49-- According to the Ottawa Republic lola rejHirters have overlooked a good Btory. Here It is: Harry Johnson came home from lola last night where he had been visiting a cousin for a week. "I can plve yon a 'human interest* story," said Mr. Johnson today. "The other day a colored woman was seen to walk up to a grocer's delivery wagon on a side street. In broad daylight, and deliberately appropriate n «ack of flour which she carried off. The matter was reported to the driv-, er who notified the police department and an officer was sent to the woman's home. She waa found busy mixing some of the flour Into batter while two or three little children were act- ally dpvourlng flour In the raw state. "Dem chillun's mighty hungry, mister officer." said the mother, as she observed the officer's look of astonishment as he regarded the kids. Dey's nuthin' In de house fer dem tor eat, 'ceptin' de flour. An' I didn't steal It. I *je8t done luk It. Pears like I can't got no wuk, an* I don't low ter let dem chillun utarvc." The humane officer temporarily waived the ca'l for an arrest and ro merchants. The gentleman instantly Instructed the officer that he had no complaint to make, and he also ordered a generous supply of food stuffs sent immediately to the woman. "Tell her." said he," to come to me when she is in need again; little children, no matter what their color, shall not CO hunpry ns long as I have the power to he'p." • • r , -''-^fH, MORE PENSION FOR WIDOWS. That is Effect of a Pension Bill Proposed By Senator Long. •Washington. Jan. 4.—Senator Long will introduce, next Monday, a bill that will radically, amend what Is known as the pension act of 1S90. as amended by the act of May 9, 1900.1 so as to permit widows of veterans of tl:e war of the rebellion greater privileges. The bill, as proposed, will raise thp widow's rate under that act to |12. It is now $R. Also the bill will provide that the limit of $250 annnal net income which the existing law pro vlde.< a widow shall not exceed In or- dT to avail herself of the privileges of this law, be abolished; and that any widow of a veteran who served 90 •lays and was honorably discharged, and who married the soldier prior to June 27. 1.S90. shall be pensioned at $12 per month. Senator I-ong has had this matter tmder consideration for several months, and is convinced that the time has come for widows of all honorably discharged so'diers to receive tl2 per month. He also believes that the present requirement that a widow under the act of 1S90 shall not have to oxc.->ed $250 annua! income to entitle her to pension Is wrong', and should be abolished. As It H now. It has the effect of placing the burden of proof entirely on the widow and not on the pension office, resulting in technical, burdensome an* annoying cross examination of widows, who are, in most cases, entirely ilr serving. CHALK !K! U! STATE rXlTEBSITT STUDEKTS OF ALLE5 C0C5TT HELD BASQUET. Occasloa Best in History—Profmora BoNick and Nalsmltk Xade Good Addresses. Last evening in the Odd Fellows hall the historical goat was probably aroused from his slumbers by the varied and divers class and college yells which resounded through the building. The occasion was the annual banquet of the alumni of the state university who live in Allen county. The senior class of the Tola high school were the guests of the alumni, covers being laid for about one hundred people. The following menu served by Taylor Bros, of the Our Way reflects much credit on their ability upon such an occasion: Mean. O.vster Cocktail Salty Crisplcs Baked White Fish Tartnre Sauce Saratoga Chips liBLISHBS. Queen Olives Mixed Sweet Pickles COLD .MEATS. Roast Pork Boiled Ham SALADS. i''urlt Salad Meringue Chicken Salad Cranberry Ice Assorted Cake Cafe Nolr. Wallace II, Anderiion, as tnastnias- ler, /iresented the banqueters with a surprise by Introducing Dr. James Nalamith of the state university for an exfemiioraneous talk, which delighted his hearers.. Claude Wright of this city made a very interesting talk on "Allen County at K. v." Charles It. Bradcn, of Elsmorc, whose toast was "Loyalty to Our Alma Mater," gave a talk which caused the ex-students to be proud of their membership In the alumni. Dr. Wm. L. Burdlck, of the law department of the state university, rc- siKindcd to the toast, "ICansas University." Dr. Burdlck 's talk was of the higher education and Its value to the young people starting out Into the world. He spoke of the many success ful K. II. students, and of failures he said ho knew none. Dr. Burdlck's toast was one of the most eloquent addresses ever heard by the Allen County AlumnL After the toasts the regular business meting of the alumni was held and the following officers elected; President. John Devlin. Vice President. Roy Squires. Treasurer, W. II. Anderson. This was voted one of the most enjoyable banquets ever held by the alumni. PRINCE DE SAGAN IS SO COY. Half Admission That He Will Marry Mme. Gould. TALKS ON POUTICS SECY. TAFT HAS INADE PLANS FOR CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. itinerary Embraces Important Cities. —Will Define AUitude on Politics. •KJLE" OLSOX IS J*» SsTonbarg Ball Pla- ~ .si« Fans a Few D»,s. - I ^ ^* I (Joplin Globe.) Sylvester Olson, shortstop for the Miners last season and one of the most popular players that ever played In this city, arrived In Joplin last night from bis home in Humboldt. Kas. Olson recently returned from .Arizona, where he' played on the champion ,Bisbee team. "Ole" said that he had great success in the Brush League and led the league in batting with an average of nearly .400. The Bisbee team was composed almost entirely of Western association players, while the Phoenix team consisted of players from the champion Wichita team. Three Olsons played on the Bisbee team. Sylvester at shortstop, his broth er Emorv at second base and OUson of Webb City at third base. "Ole" declared last nigbt that Edmonds, the first sacker. obtained by the locals, was a wonder at the bat but was rather slow on his feet. He said that Arnold, another first baseman in that league, was a better player tlian Edmonds. The local team is endeavoring to secure Arnold also. Olson stated that he was glad to return to Joplin next season and expected to play better ball than ever before. He predicted that be would bat above .300. LANYONS GOT ANOTHER WELL. Gasser Brouoht In Yesterday on the Naah Farm. A three million coble foot gas well was drilled in. yesterday on the Naah farm 2^ miles sooth of LaHarpe, for the Lanyon Ziiic'company, by the Gas City DrilUiiff oompsny. The well la the second to be drilled in this Add mat iaiHcstes that the field It • v»d one. The aew wcU will he ooBBeetsd la :th« Mst Um diya^ Parl.s, Jan. 4.—Asked today about the report published In Le Journal that his engagement to Mnie. Anna Gould would, be announced in a fow days and that the marriage would follow in Germany, Prince Helie De Sa- gnn replied that the public should be .satisfied with the denials Issued by Mtne. Gould and himself. As Mme. Gould's divorce only becomes definite at the e^d of three months, any marriage now is impossible, the prince ^ald. and it was hardly probable in ;iiiy event that Mme. Gould would arry before a year bad elapsed. Then he added, smiling: "At the end of that time I do not know what may happen." CASH EASIER TO GET Not Hard to Obtain for Any Legitimate Business Purpose. New York. .Tan. 4.—Bradstrcet's tomorrow will say: ' Rather more than nsua' postholi- day quiet Is reported in general trade and industry, liut the financial situation shows continued betterment. Reduction sales stimulate retail trade at some cities, but mild weather limits seasonable distribution at the Northwest while holding of cotton affects ratall trade and collections at the South. Money is more easily obtainable for business purposes at the large centers, a number of the country's banks have unobtrusively resumed cash payments and the premium on currency practically disappeared with the old year at New York. Stock-taking absorbs interest in .wholesale lines, but preparations for [.spring trade are under way and some salesmen have gone on the road. Ship meats of goods on spring orders are reported light. The lumber trade, while showing rather more life at Western points, is very quiet at the South and yellow pine and cypress products are being cut heavily. The effect of this Ik found in the reports of traffic on leading railroads. TO CONTINUE PROSECUTION. London Lawyers Decide to Fight Out the Dnice Case. London. Jan. 4. —Lawyers and others Interested in the claim of George Hollamby Drace to the esUte and titte of the Dake of Portland, decided today to ooatione the prosecnUon of Herbert DroM for perjury. Washington, Jan. 4.—Secretary Taft's speech in Kansas City February 10 will be one of three speeches he will deliver in the west. He will emphasize his views regarding public qeustions that are issues of the presidential campaign and his s|)ech in every sense of the word will be a political speech. Secretary Taft has arranged to deliver five addresses. January 10 he will speak at Cooper institute, .New York; January 14 at a dinner of the Ohio society of Philadelphia January 20, before the Tippecanoe club of Cleveland and on February 12 in Grand Ka|>lds, Mich. In all of his western speeches the Secretary will place himself before the country as a prestdentiai candidate who desires to define his attitude on imlitical Issues clearly and unmistakably. From the beginning of his candidacy Secretary Taft has never departed In the slightest degree from his original declaration, that if the l>eople of the nation want him for president, he will lie proud to serve them. His fight now is a flght to convince the general public that be'stands fur the policies the nation should uphold. He relies ui>on no manipulation no deals with machine iKilltlcalns, no tricks to gain delegates that are not the choice of a majority and in the different districts. This Is demonstrated in the arrange ment.madc by the state committee of Ohio to submit the question whether Taft or Foraker is the choice of the pco|)le to the people themselves, in such a manner that there can be no question resjicctlng the honesty and fairness of the verdict to be rendered. Thus the secretary finds It possible to pursue the political course he mapped out for himself at the start and to make his imMtlcal future absolutely dependent upon the will of the people and upon nothing else. In Michigan Secretary Taft will follow Senator Knox. The senator will speak in Kalamazoo February 2, and It is expected that he will make the first real {ralitical speech since he, too, became a candidate for the nomination. Senator Knox also is expected to define the issues and there declare his own attiudc regarding them. Taft will invade Michigan the next day and his speech will serve as a reply to Knox. The situation in Michigan Is one that is commanding close attention from political leaders here. A bitter faction fight has developed out of the personal ambitions of Senator William Alden Smith and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Newberry, both of whom want to be delegates-at- large to the national convention. New berry lias been assailed as the representative' of the administration, trying to force his election through the Influence of federal office holders. In consequence of this E. D. Stair, the owner of the Detroit Free Press, "has offered himself as a candidate against Newberry, and is making a bitter fight on the assistant secretary. Senator Smith Is accused of trying to appro- jirlate all the i>olltical power, and prestige in the state for himself and John W. Blodgett, national committeeman, a resident of the same town as Smith, has come out as a candidate against him. Peculiarly enoush both of these fac tions are at this time openly for Secretary Taft. A strong effort by the corporations and the beet sugar and copper men of the state Is to be made to prevent the Taft men from controlling the delegation. FOR STATE MEETING Local Veterinaries Will Ask for the State Association to Come to lola in 1910. lola will next year make a bid for the state meeting of the State Veterinary Medical Association. F. S. Beattie. the local veterinary surgeon, returned yesterday from Manhattan, where he attended this year's meeting on January 3rd and 4th. As. Mr. Beattie just this year Joined the association he made no effort to get the next state meeting for lola. Next year, however, the lola veterinaries will try to secure the meeting. The Manhattan meeting was a successful affair and was attended by something like 100 representatives. KILLED BY CARS. STUBBS WILL RUN PBEDICTS FIEBCE B.VTTLE WITH •THE JfACHISE." Wants Delegation to National Cooven- tfon Fledged to Work for Election ot V. S. Semtors b^ Direct Voic. Football Player Shinn, Stiff From a Game, Falls Under the Wheels. Neodesha, Kaa.. Jan. 4.—Shinn. the giant football player was klijed In the Frisco yarda here. As far as . «^n be learned. Shinn was stiff and sore from the hard i^ame he had played Sunday with Parsons and was switching In the yards »-hen he fell under the train and had both legs taken off. He lived but a short time after that iShinn was not only one of the fastest football players in this section of the country, but he waa one of the moat popular. Misses Hazel and Syble Picket and Miss Lanrice Hartow of Cham^te, are gnests of Mr. and Mrs. WtaL Bead- icker. FOR RENT—-JSi^t room, modem honae. Adami 4k Banu.*PlK)ln.llll. Topeka, Jan. 4.—W. R. Stubbs of Lawrence last night announced himself a candidate for the republican nomination for governor. His statement Is a scathing denunciation of what he terms "the machine." He declares that It will be a fierce battie between the republican machine and the progressive reinibllcans. Then he invites W. J. Bailey and Cy Leiand. the other two candidates, to Join him in deciding the contest by a direct primary. Leiand Is away from town today, but he is expected to agree. Bailey will probably Ignore the request. The question last night among politicians is whether Stubbs's entry into the gubernatorial flght eliminates him from the senatorial raze. His own followers think he stands a good chance to be both governor and senator. His statement is as follows: "In resjjonse to what seems to be a demand from progressive republicans all over Kansas, wliieh It would be lm |K >sslblc for any patriotic citizen to ignore, 1 am a candidate for governoi subject to the reiniblican state convention to he held March 4. Sees Warm FIghL "There will be a flerce battle between the republican machine and the progressive republicans for the control of this convention. This i)ertectly organized machine, which has Its coun terpart In every state In the Union and headquarters In New York, is maln- tainedffor the mutual benefit and protection of the pratcical politician on one hand and the railroads and corporations on the other. This machine and these interests have combatted every step duriaK the past four year* in the direction of progressive and reform legisiallon in Kansas. The machine leaders have distributed slush funds, free passes and political favors for years and have appeared at each session of the legislature lobbying in the Interests of the railroads and other corporations. They organized the senate lodge last winter, defeated the direct primary bill and attempted to modify or nullify every law that affected the corporations ot the state. The corporations would be absolutely helpless in Kansas politics without this political machine and the political machine could not exist with out the support of the great vested Interests of the country. WTien the same politicians were the supreme political power in Kansas five or six years ago, comfortable fortunes were made every year out of the management of the public business of the state and an army of iier- sons, who rendered no service whatever to the state, were carried on the pay rolls of the state and paid salaries out of the state treasury. For State-Wide Primary. 'There Is but one safe rule for judging a man, or a party, in! piiblic life and that Is by his, or its. work. No truer maxim was ever stated than. By their works ye shall know them." President Roosevelt is the leader an:' promoter of a new political system and when the Roosevelt wave swept over Kansa.s there came out of the rank and file of the republican party a progressive movement that has been responsible in a large measure for the enactment of laws that have eliminated a number of the evils referred to and to that extent established the pub lie business of the state on a sound, honest, systematic basis in the interests of the public to take the place of the spoils and graft system that had prevailed so long under machine rule "This progressive element demands a forward movement in the Interest of ail the people in the same general di rection that Roosevelt, Taft. Hughes. LaFolIette and other great republican' leaders throughout the nation are working; it demands that the ideals aims and [mrposes of this great republic shall not be prostituted to the end that property interests shall count for more than men in forming the policies and shaping the destiny of this .state and nation; it demands a state- Wide direct primary for the nomination of all candidates, a maximum rate law that will insure good service at a fair cost, a fiat 2-cent passenger fare, a stringent anti-pass law, the same supervision and restrictions for stock and bond issues of public service corporations that now prevail in state and national banks, a unifomi system of accounting in state offices, substitution of a "legislative reference department" for the professional lobby, a delegation to the national convention pledged to platform declerations for the election of United States senators by direct vote, revision of the tariff, federal regulation of trusts, fed eral valuation of railroads, prohibition of over capitalization, a federal inheritance tax and to the nomination of a president in sympathy with these principles. Like s Challenge. "Personally, I wish this question of the nomination for governor.might be settled by direct vote of the republicans of the state, and I hope that otb er candidates for this offlee will Jdia me In asking the repablican coontr committees to call primary electiOBs in their counties so that the choice of the tparty for governor may be made known to the delegates." W. R. Stubbs will open his cam- l&ign for the republican nomination tor governor in Topelta next week at a aqnare deal mass meting, vliich will be announced later.' Stubbs is to onto s'keynote" •peech. A BOMB IN A BANK EXPLOSION OCCUBBED IN KANSAS CITT BUILDING TODAT. FIVE PERSONS WERE INJURED .\0 FATALITIES EXPECTED BUT A PANIC FOLLOWED JEXPLOSION. Bank Was Fall of Castomers—No Cive to Bomb Thrower Has Been Fourid. Kansas City, Jan. 4.—A bomb exploded In the basemeiit of the magnificent three story marble bank build Ing of the First National bank at the corner of Tenth and Baltimore in this city at noon today. Three persons were Injured, none of irhom It is believed to be fatally. There it no duo to the person who set-off tho bomb. The Injured are; Elbert Ward, a ne­ gro iKjrter In the bank, condition ser- tous; I.«gan \N1l8on. bank clerk, rendered unconscious from the explosion, wl 'l recover; J. Donaldson, bank clerU. cut by falling glass, condition not serious. John P. Pelletlter. superintendent of the fire insurance patrol, who was In the banking rooms ait the time the ' exiilosion took place, and E. F. Swinney. president of the bank, are ;»thority for the statement that the explosion w^as the result of a bomb iet off by some person unknown to hem. Neither is abler to give any :-ause for commission ol the act. The bank was crowded with customers at the time and these, together with the •mployees, numbered perhaps two hundred and fifty persons. A panic ensued and there was a wild scramble fo"- <tr .-et doors. The bank building yr^s one of the TOst beautiful in the city and" the cost was close to one million dollars. The damage will amount to only a few thousand dollars. The investigation developed the fact thai the bomb had been placed in a toilet room In the !;aseraent twenty feet from the main ault. The explosion was of such force that it displaced the strong steal post, wrecked the partition and blew out all the basement windows. The upper part of the building waa not damaged. A great volume of smoke and dust poured upstairs into thebank. which was iilled with peo^ Tile. The crowd rushed for the street entrance but was soon quieted. Ward, the negro porter, was found lying at the bottom of the basement steps. Mr. Wilson, unconscious, was found 'ying against the wall on the opposite side of the room, from where the xplosion had occurred. Donaldson, who was working upstairs was cut by lass from a falling chandelier. AJ- tnough there was no trace of the man who p'aced the supposed bomb or the fragments of the bomb, all agreed that the explosion was one of pow- ler or dynamite and not from pas. Vice President Abernathy of the bank suggested that the bomb might have been placed by a dfsgnmtled depositor unable to withdraw his funds dur- ng the recent stringency. C. E. ADAMS TO RUN AGAIN. C. E. Adams, clerk of the dl.strict court, today announced t-h'at he would be a candidate for re-election. Mr. Adams has served two terms bnt thinks that should not prevent him from running again. He points to the fact that one clerk ot the diatrict court served eight years. Mr. Adams points to his record as an answer to rhe qestion as to whether or not he •s capable of filling.the office. DO NOT FEAR BANKS Evidence That Public Has Confidence in (Ola Banking Institutions. The fact that the people are not nocking Into the banks with their -crip today is takep as evidence of their confidence in' the Institutions. Yesterday Jiie three lola banks, the Northrup National. lola-SUte and The Allen County State bank issued a call for all of the scrip to be brought in at noon totJay. there has been but little brought in a^d it came In as -ieposits. Practicallv no one has asked for currency 'in exchange fbr scrip. \ On November tsE the three lola banks formed what was termed the lola Clearing house with Probate Judge J. B. Smith- as custodian of the collateral which: each bank deposited as a guaranty to redeem the scrip. Clearing house certificates were issued by each bank equal to a certain per cent of the ctdlateral deposited with the custodian. These clearing house certificates took the place of cash as a medium of exchance. The purpose of forming this, clearing house was to be able to meet the enor mons factory pay : roll each of the three banks have. But after meeting the first pay with these certificates the banks had enough cash on liand to make the next by ttaying one -half cash and one -half Cfirtiflcates. By the next pay day the btaics paid in cash and they will do so again today. One-banker said; today tluit while the geberal btuincnn woold be doll for aome time as .the raitilt of the reeent financial Hum he never knew the banking bbaihess to; be iMtter than at the present tim«r.' ,

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