Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 6, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Monday, January 6, 1908
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lOL iX.lT«. 477. Whole H*. «U7. EIGHT PlflS& FBici TWO con. to MEET SATURDAY (ailBXAN KORTHRUP CALLS RE- fCBUCAIf COMXITTEE MEETING. io FIX DATE OF CONVENTION A DIFFERENCE OF OFIKIOX AS TO AK EARLY CONYENtlOX. t ^Mhln^on Dliip«tch Sayi Second Blatrlct roDRTrsgloiial Committee : Meet! Jan. LV-FoRslblr at tola. r L. L, Northrup, rholrman of the nepubllcan county ccniral comnilttpn Announced today a callod nipotlnir of the (»minltt<*o for Saturday ufi.'rrifloti It S :30 o'clock in tho KniRhU of Pythias hall for tho pur|>oM of arrnnRln^ kir tho county convention. Tho principal matter to come up IH that of tho fiAto of the mentlnK. Since thn iitnte , convention ii called for March 4th, Hhnre U a nnntiment. that the cntinty l^onventlon nhould be called before ^hat date. A convention will have to Select delegates to the xtate conven- iloif, and it Is urged by many thai jlhe convention to nominate county offlcera ahould be held at tho Ram<! jlme and thus save the expense of ^he two conventions. It is urged Against this plan that It would not jive sufficient time to candidates and )>roBpective candidates to make any canvass they might have planned, i: Northrup said this mominc ^Ihat he had talk.'>d with only a few of the committee and there seemed Ui pe a difference of opinion as to whe- iher to ho'd but one convention or hOL Mr. Northrup said that he did iiot linaw how the majority of the 'candl^t^. stood . on the matter, but ^ad l^eek'told by one candidate that •an early convention was satisfactory him. The date of the convention iis possibly the only matter of any im- •portance to come before the commit^tee at Saturday's meeting. However, some of the details of the convention fwlll be talked over. , As the time for the convention approaches the Interest in politics is Jncreasirig. Candidates for county of •}flces are now announcing definitely •that they are in the race. Since Sat- ;urday C. B. Adams and Judge B. G. ' Hou^ have entered the race for < dwXjOfcgggr: K E. Cullison is I an ~avmreff^^ candidate for county at -tomey, while J. L. Barnes and E. W. «.MyIer are strong'y considering the ..advlsabUity of entering. Captain Ew- ;lng is being urged by his friends to • make the race and he Is giving their -, request earnest consideration. It Is ^satd that within the next few days at least two other candidates for county attorney will have announced Iheni: selves. ' There are Indications that sevcra' u candidates for the legislature will an- ^nounce shortly. W "COBWEB" 0. T. \ THAT'E WHERE AX lOLA BOY SAID bE HAD BEEK LIYIXG. Vrs. A. W. Beck Employed Small Boy Becanse of a False Hard Lack Story. An lola boy, evidently an adept at deception, succeeded In "working" .\trs, A. W. IJeck for three meals and x: dollar Saturday. He called at the Beck home on Bast street last Satur- lay morning about ten o'clock and ifier putting up a plea that his home vas in Cob Web. Okla., and that he 'ittd been walking for the past two lays without food trying to get to Gar 'lett, Kas., where he had some relatives, Mrs. Heck gave him his breakfast and put him to work raking thn vard. After working until noon he WAH brought In tho house where he wiis given hlH dinner. It was while he was eating supper, itfer having Hnlshed his work and after Mrs. ^>erk had given Mm a dollar for his services, liial Harold Heck came through tho house and upon si<p- lt)g a boy at the table asked his muih- er who he was. "Oh he's an jnrphan boy who'ii trying to get to the home of relatives In Girnett. Kas." "Yes he Is! He Is tho son of a Junk man who lives In East lola and It was only a few days ago that F punched his face for throwing rocks at my dog." '1 his "|>oor little boy." as the ladles of the Heck home called him. was treated royally. Mrs. Pred Nelson, daughter of Mrs. Hock, uimn hearing he boy's sad tale, fed him candy while h^ was working. More surprise was occasioned when the boy called again at the Heck home ttiis morning and told them that he h^d found his parents and that they lived here. Mrs. Heck then informed him that she had learned who he was. She put him to work again, but upon leaving shortly after for the home of a neigh-, bar, he climbed the fence and Iws not been seen since. MRS. PEERYIS DEAD Notice to MailSubscribers The Postmaster General has made a ruling that no Daily Paper shall go to subscribers at the second class rate where the subscriber is three months in arrears. This law is in effect NOW and it is important to all our subscribers that they do not allow their subscriptions to become overdue. QUESTION OF SALARY Lee Maisengale Will Have Team Salary Limit is Reasonable. If NOT CEMENT PLANT Exrltement Over Fire Jfear loU PoH- laMi UoDecessary. l>»o MassonKale. superintendent of ilio lola Rlectric raHway. said yester- dny tiiat if the salary was not placed tt)o high he was confident that lola would have a team next season in the O. K. l>?asuo. He Is now getting ready to attend the annual meeting of the maguntes which occurs on January 15th at which hs will ask for a franchise if the salao' 'Imit ISj not loo hign. Mr. Massen^alc also said that if lola secured a team he .'the men was going to arrange to get the re- 1 stro.ved. turns each evening from every town' The origin of the lire is not known. There waa considerable excitement in town last night about 10:.'J0 o'clock when the alarm was given that the lola Portland Cement plant, was on fire. People msbed out of their homes and ran down to the plant only to find that the Are was confined to a small building used by the workmen as a midnight lunch room. It also was used by the employees to leave their clothing while at work. The loss, is confined principally to rhose clothing were de- In the league where games are played, and announce them at the park. In this wav the fans on their return home from the park will know the results of the games over the circuit. J.V( K IS PEEPING AGAIN. Sight Prowler Came Xear Being Canght Saturday MghL Assistant Chief of Police John J. .. ^. ™ u 11. r .A, i>-..^|Creed was called to the library Sat- Well Known HnMlwIdt Lady P«8 »M |^rday night about twelve thirty ' L, LT-Northrup, who Is nlso chalr- "man of the Second district Congress ,lonaI committee, said tod-iy that thi • plans for ho'ding tho convention had .'not yet been taken up by the com- 'mlttee. A Wlashlngton dispatch to the .< Kansas City Journal says, with ref .ererice to the Cong.-essional conven ' tlon: ' Wioshlngton, Jan. 6.—Four of the height Kansas ooagresaraen have decid- ;ed to submit their claims for renom- ^nation to a primary vote. They are Anthony. Scott. Miller and Reeder. ^Anthony has already fixed the date of 'his primao'- Reeder's committee will ivaeet at Belolt on January 13 to fix a ^date and; arrange date for a primary ;Jn the Sixth district. Miller's com- *mlttee will meet at Bmporia on Jan- iuary H for the same purpose, and fScott's committee will meet either at r^Iola. Lawrence or Kansas City, Kas., j on January 15. Reeder and Miller jhave opposition. Scott expects none. The expenses of the primaries in «;all fonr districts will fall chiefly upon : rthe condldates for congress, and each 'call wl'J provide that the candidates ^shali put up a certain sum. and then; :agree to pay their pro rata share of; ^the expense if it exceeds the original^ entrance fee. Away This Morain^. Mrs. Carrie Peery, wife of Judges lames Peery. of Humboldt, died this mprning at five o'clock at the home itter a lingering illness of Hrlght's diisease. Death was not unexpected as .Mrs. Peery has been very low for some time. Mrs. Peery has been a rtjsident of Kansas for thirty-nine \^ars and of Humboldt tweut.v-flve /ears. She leaves besides her husband wo sons, George and Everett; three (laughters. Mrs. .Margaret Skldmore. op Humboldt: Mrs. Tom House, of Wichita, and Mrs. John McKlnley, of llimiboldt. The funeral will probably be hold tomorrovj- afternoon although It had ni )t been defliiltoly decided UIKUI at ni >on today. Mrs. Peery was a niem- bi^r of the Christian church at Hum- biildt. She leaves many friends to rt gret her death. •KANSAS PORTLAND RESUMES. o'clock to catch "Jack the Peeper,' who had been^rapping on the window panes of Mi's. H. A. .Armstrong's home at intervals during the entire evening. Hy the time he could reach the residence "Jack" had suceeded in "talking i»ast" two men, who had stopped lilm to inquire al>out his actions, and had escaped. He ran north from the library and Into the alley between East and Jackson streets and lost him .self from the officer In the dark. The identity of the person Is known and It s likely that an arrest will follow. HAVE MOTOR CYCLES cement Plant Benan Today at Full Capacity. " .^The Kansas Portland cement plant at'Concrete, resumed operation again tljis monilng. As a result 100 men who have been out of employment for the past two weeks were put to work. . For the past two weeks, since the |:plan was closed down, there has been a gang of l>etw?en fifty and sixty men who have been kept busy making repairs. During the shut down the entire plant has been gone over and repairs made wherever found necessary. Miss Kathreine Jones is expected ?home from Elmporia today where sh*!, "spent the holidays •with her jiarents; ,Prof. and Mrs. D. O. Jones. ^EW ARRESTS MADE >ollce Judge Collins Made Report oi ^ Police Court Butinets for De- ? f: cember. Tho report of Police Judge Coiling kor the month of December shows i 3e «s number of arrests than usual an>I 'raluo a decrease In the amount of fineis The following Is the rw- juaessed. jJ»ort: *Io. easea.docketed :No. oanvictions ^o. eases continued 'jHpeli and costs'imposed :l1n «ii> costs paid In cash i^nes, oiosta^o be worked out.. ^acK fines, costs collected ... '^imU due city from P. J. lAmC -paU city treasurer 42 SI n $324.^0 256 (iO 68.50 17.5P 273.^ MRS. GEa PRIESTLY DEAD. Funeral Will Occur Tomorrow Afternoon. Mrs. George Priestly, of 502 North Second street died yesterday mom Ing at eight o'clock. The funeral services will be conducted from the fani ily residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. M. Mason ofHciat- ing. Interment will be made in" the new cemetery north of the city. FAIR DIRECTORS MET Officert of the Allen County Fair Association Revise Premium List. It broke out about 10:30 o'clock and before it could be extinguished the flames consumed most of the building. CAMBREN OUT FOR SENATOR. Cashier of Bank of Erie Candidate Neosho-Wilson District. Erie, Kansas, Jan. 6.—^The candidacy of It S. Cambern of this place for the office of State Senator of the Neoaho-W?lson district, was announced by his friends here today. Mr. Cambren has been prominent in poll- tics here for several years, and is regarded over the district as a very strong candidate. His friends hern be'ieve that liis nomination will be made by acclamation. This year a Neosho county man will be selected for the Republican nomin atlon for State Senator on account of the custom of allowing the office to alternate between the two counties. This plan has been in practice here for many years. Mr. Cambren, the Neosho county o.-indidato, is cashier of the Bank of Erie here. itnral Kouxe Carriers Out of Downs DiHcard the Horse. Downs. Kas., Jan. G. —The rural route carriers have decided that automobiles are not just the thing for their business on account of the repairs e.\pense and all three of them have just about decided to purchase motor cycles. A motor cycle costs about 1200 and Is very inexpensive, besides they can be used in Kansas nearly the year around. They are. speedy things, too, and when given sued over 3,000 licenses, full sway nothing short of a sixty-' mile gait is the limit. If the boys make a deal they will be able to easily make the rntinds in from two to. two and a half hour.s. SMITH ISSUES 358 Wat the Usual Number of Marriage Licenses in 1907. Probate Judge J. Ti. Smith i.tsned licenses during tho year 1907. Desiring to know how active Cupid had be?n the past year Judge Smith this morning went over his records and fr.unil that "o8 licenses had been issued from his office. TJirs is atmut the usual number. During the time he has held the office in this county Judge Smith estimates that he has is- INTFRVIEWS lOLA DEMOCRATS. Cunningham of Fort Scott Would be Delegate to. National Convention. WAITS 40 YEARS TO USE PASS. Veteran Engineer Prevailed Upon to Visit Big City, Georgetown. Del.. Jan. 6.—Although Joseph a veteran eneinecr on the Pennsylvania rai'road. has spent more than 40 v?ars of his life on the rail., he took his first trip to Phila delphia on an annual pass a few days ago. Lynn is the oldest engineer on Mr. Marble, of Fort Scott, is in the,_.,_. „,__. ^ city todav interviewing the lola Dem-1 the road. but. outsule of his worK ocrats He is asking them to support, has never been much of a traveler. Frank Cunningham, a Fort Scott ab- and for the past ten y.'ars never has stractor for dc'egate to the national gone further than Clayton. Although Democratic convention. Since Mr. supplied every year with an annual Cunningham Is from this part of the pass. It has been his boast that he state it is llkelv that the lola Demo- 1 has never used them and ha.s every K. K. KLUB BANQUETS HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATION HAD A BIG TIME AT AN­ NUAL EVENT. Significance May Be Attached to Suiv Jects.—LImburger Cheese, Jef­ ferson School Bell and Paint Topics. The members of the K. K. Klub. a secret society composed of members and former members of the lola High School, gave their first annual banquet at the home of one of the members last Friday night. Foltowing an elaborate menu, after-dinner speeches wero made by a number of members. Bomt signiflcanco may be attached to the subjocts of the toasts. In speaking on "The Strongest Thing He Ever Knew, or Umburger at Forty Cents a I'ounil," Eugene Crouch called to mind tho mamorable days which followed the spreading of llmburger on the floor of the high school building. The manner In which the speech was delivered Indicated that the speaker was well versed on the details of this particular Incident. Fred Smith grew e'oquei^ as ho procee<leiI to relate the mysteries of 'Sixty MJIes an Hour in Front of .Tones Wth a Cannon." His speech brought forth a hearty applause. The subject, "At the End of the Rope, or Who Rang the Jefferson School Bell." was exhatisted by Fred Apt. who spoke at len;:th. He told how the high school pupils could be mlsehevioHs. and yet not I)e caught. Newton Brigham spoke on "Grear .\rtists I Have Known, or A Can of Paint." He referred to a number of good artists among the alumni of the lola high school. A number of the members were not. present. Among those who sent regrets were Delbert Bowen and Phil- 'ip Stover. The "Klub" is already making preparations for the second annual banquet to be held next year. THE JAPS ARE SORRY TO TRY THAW AGAIN SECOKD TRIAL BEGUK IS KEW YORK COUBt TODAY. 300 TALESMEN SUMMONED eXPANCUXG OF JURY IS EXPECT< ED TO PROVE HARD TASK. irimlnal Lawyers Want Yong Wife's Testimony Barred From This TrkL Rot Money and Flowers They Sent to the Injured Firemen Were Ketamed. Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 6.—Seeking probably to turn aside the tide of public opinion that has swept against ihem since the attack of the three city flren;en last Wednesday, Japanese business men collected $1,000 in gold this morning and sent it with a bou- •luet to the chief of the fire department to be sent to the Injured men in the hospital. The chief promjitly returned both gifts. The Jaiianese said In their letter that they deeply sympathized with the injured men and would assist the po- liro In bringing the guilty men ui Justice. When this was going on Jaiianesc business men from the same (luarter of the city were signing baii- bonds for $S .tMi(i in all for the release of two of the Japanese arrested on the charge of attempted murder. Two Japanese are still In jail and may be released tomorrow. The chief of police has not made any move In the direction of disarming the Japanese. Representatives of the exclusion league called on him urging, action on the ground that the Powell street quar ter is merely an armed camp. DIPHTHERIA IS IX TOWN. Xr.x. Milo .Stevens on \orth Elm, Is gnlte IIL Mrs. .Milo Steven.=; on North Elm .street, is suffering with a severe attack of diphtheria. Her condition w.-is thought yesterday to l»e very serious. It was necessary for tne physician to give antitoxin. She is thought to be some Ijetter today. The Stevens' home has been quarantined and every precaution has been taken to prevent the disease from spreading. crats will give him their support. TO GET OLD CAPITOL JUDGE HOUGH IS IN A Bill to Tom the HLstorie Building Over to Kansas. A. met Satnrday et- J oa illTe>appIieatloit8 The Allen County Fair Association met Saturday In the office of Smith & Travis. T. J. Anderson. John I-aury and Joe Eastwood were elected as a committee to appoint superinten* dents of the horse, cattle, sheep, hog and poultry departments. The prera li:in list will be revised, some depart meats being Increased and other decreased. Secttons K. U N and O were stricken from the list. Section K is the miscellaneous department, section L educationa'. section N natural history and section O the floral exhibit. The space which has here- toCore been occupied by the floral exhibit will be given to the florists'of the dty. i , BAAbcrhood Supper at Presbyterian ^uurdi, Toeadar. Jan. llth. f p. m. Washington. Jan. 6.—The building used by the territorial government of Kansas as a catdtol may \te restored as an bistbrical exhibit. The old build ing stands on the site of the Fort Riley mlltary reservation. When congress meets next Monday Senator Ix>ng will introduce a Idll authorlziug the War department to transfer to the state of Kansas rltie to one acre of the Fort Riley military reservation. The site of the former capltol is included in this tract. Senator Long and Senator Curtis recently secured from the War department permission for the state of Kansas to take charge of the building. The department has no authority to formally transfer title to the land. That can be done only by congreasiopial enactment Senator Long says there Is no doabt that the bUI wUl ite passed. one that was e%-er issued to him. Announces That He it a Candidate for Clerk of the Court. Jtidge E. G. Hough said today that he had decided lo bf-come a candl onto for clerk of the district court on the Republican f!ck»-.. lie has been considering the matter for some time but only reached his decision this morning. He has be<-n justice of the peace here for a number of years and his friends ara pointing to his record an to whether or not he can flii the office to which he asks to lie elected. This is not Judge Hough's first entrance Into po'itics. he having made a very creditable racs for county treasurer a few years ago. C. B. Adams, the present clerit of the court, announced Saturday that he was a candidate for re-election. MISS ELSIE Pepper, a graduate of the City Central Business College and daughter of Dr. J. R. Pepper of this city, has accepted the imsitlon of stenographer in County Attorney Carl Peerson's office. Miss Pepper began her work this morning. .Now York, Jan. C— Harry K. Thaw today for the second time faced trial on the charge of wilful murder. After months of waitliiR in the Tombs the tedious woyk of .'securing a Jury to try the young Pittsburger for this killing of SUnford White began in the' criminal branch of the supreme court In the same room in which Thaw sat dally fur nearly three ihonths during the previous trial. Compared with the former trial the Interest in New York is at a low ebb. On the eve of the second trial cornea the reiM )rt that the district attorney A'. T. Jerome, mya attempt this time to liar the testimony of Mrs. Evelyn .Vesbit Thaw, wife of the accused man. .\t the first trial thiis testimony was allowed to go before the jury with the consent of the district attorney, who said the precedent set in a former case seemed to cover the matter. Several criminal lawyers have argued the point with Mr. Jerome since the close of the first hearing and having urged him to op|)ose this line of testimony at the trial about to begin. These attorneys declare a vital principle of law involved and that it should go to the highest courts for determination. Mr. Jerome has given no definite aiiswer to hl^ fellow memlwrs of the bar and he may feel impelled ;o consent to another recital of Mrs. Thaw's story to prevent, an appearance of inconsistency with his course of a year ago. But the representations made to him as to the importance to the community at large of testing the egality of such testimony, have been " unusually strong and. many of the pros cuting officer's closest friends would .not be, surprised: if be should rise in his place when Mrs. Thaw is called as witness and contend against the admissibility of her testimony. Young Mrs. Thaw was allowed to testify at the first trial upon the the* ory that it was her story, told to Thaw Paris In 1903, two years before heir marriage, that planted the seeds of temporary insanity In his brain. The |>rosecution was not allowed to est the truth or falsity of the story, the coun rule being that regardless of Its truth, the issue had to do solely with the effect upon_ tho defendanrn mind. " ' Mr. Jerome offered witnesses who. he declared.' would contradict certain f the wife's statements, but they were not allowed to bo heard. The prosecution had its only recourse In a evere cross examination, but oven his was allowed only on the ground of testing the credibility of the witness In a general way. * Already the rule laid down in the Thaw case has served as a precedent in another. An ex-judge in Virginia recently shot and killed a young man. against whom his daugtiter had made charges of having drugged her. The young woman admitted that she had not told her father the truth but he was acquitted on the ground that her story, true or false, had the elTect ef - nflaming the parent's mind to an insane degree. The presiding judge followed the- ru)e set down in the Thaw case. .The lawyers who have approached .Mr. .Jerome on the subject are inclined t> the o ]dnion that there are vital differences between the Thaw case and that of the Wood case, which served as a precedent at the trial before Judge fltzgerald. Only 100 of the 300 talesmen summoned for the jury duty will be on hand tomorrow, the plan being to have a similar number report on each of the first three days of the trial, thus avoiding a* crowd in the courtroom. It is the genral belief that the empanel­ ing of the jury will be a long and difficult task. Thaw at the Bar. New York. Jan. 6—TTiaw was called. (Continued on page 2.) MUST STOP SPiniNG Police Will Enforce the Ordinance Against Spittinji on the —• Sidewalks. THE Y. M. C. A- Bible class which waa disconUnned daring the holidays wlU nopea Wednstdajr nwiag. Chief of Police Wm. Gates stated this morning that the police would begin making arrests for spitting on the sidewalks. For the past two months since the ordinance waa pass ed they have l>een serving notices on the people ty printed cards that it was against the city ordinance to ex pactorate on the sidewalk. This i many cases has done' good but the chief says that there are some who will continue to spit on the sidewalk until they are fined. WEBSTER Johnson, the mral route carrier who has been sick for some time, Js able to be about again and will resume his work in a few days. WILBUR Dennis who was injared at the lola Brick plant last we^ Is rapidly Improrlag. PARDON FOR POWERS The Governor of KMtacky WUI Look Over the Kecoids in the Case. I..exIngton. Ky.. ' Jan. 6.—Governor Willson has been asked by attorneys for Caleb Powers to grant him a ^r- don. The request was made In veiw of the result of the trial Just ended in Georgetown, Ky. A full record-of the case will be submitted to the governor who will take It under consideration. Powers's attorneys informed him that a jury of eight democrats and four republicans, ten voted to acquit him. and that they believed the prisoner should be pardoned in view of the long time he has spent in Jail. MR. AND MRS. S. T. Lewis returned Saturday to Osawatomie after a visit here with Mrs. Lewis' stater. Mrs. W. A. Long. H. DENNING retnmed yesterday from BoUer, Mo.; where he has been on ia baainesa visit for the past sev- erat dajrg. . . ; ' '.' . , ,

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