Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 26, 1908 · Page 1
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THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA-FIDE CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. Y ^ HE XL >TMBER 52. SEC PAGES. lOLA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 3«, ISOSr-SATURDAT EYEKLXG. SIX PAGES. raiGi TWO cram TREE SERVED WELL A PIXE RAISKD BY WM. DAVIS WAS USED ny FOIH cnrRrHES. WAS PLANTED 51 YEARS AGO THE STEREOPTICAV .MAt'HlNE AT PRESBYTERIAN ('lirRril BAIJiER. rhrlstmas EntertalnmonJs Over the fl«y WVII Aftonded—Good Dona­ tions Wtre Sirred. The machine first stood the test, then sputtered, sparkled and finally balked—wouldn't vork st aii. This is the story of a stereopticon apparatus that acted up fearfully in church. ' It was so riiean and so lacking in the Christmas spirit, that it refused to srive the illustrations which Dr. S. S. Ilil.scher. pastor of the Presbyterian church, intended as an accompaniment to his lecture on "The Life of Christ." Then it was ai.so intended to sing and illustrate the hymn. "Abide Wih Me." A change of venue did the machine no good and these "two most excellent • features were omitted necessarily from the fine Christmas eve program which was given in the church. The severe case of balkitis on the part of the, machine did not prove contagious, however. While electricians were coaxing the thing to behave and various suggestions as to the repair of the cadooey, guybobbin and other vital parts of the machine were being made. Dr. Hilscher stood in the midst of a group of children and Jed them in .whg. AVhile the .singing may not have filled the place o' Ihe intended features, it did do good Trom a hundred little throats cam< the glorious melody, '.My Country TIf of Thee." Next (o the birth of Christ the birth o fliberly is the dearest thing to the heart. "My country 'tis of Thee. "Who could have been seated in that auditorium without a linglinp thrill of patriotism as each litUe heart welled with inborn love of country and each little voice swelled the chorus. Am, ".My country 'tis of thee." Next lo the test, "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise," no sweeter text than ".My country 'tis of three" tenches the da>'^spring of human emotion. Then when the machinists finai:y announced that the picture machine was hopelessly involved, the singing ceased and the gift distribution l>e- gan. This Tree .Served H>ll and Falthfullr- Thirfy-one years ago William Davis, superintendent of the Bassett branch of the Presbyterian Sunday school work, planted a cedar tree. With care, it grew and became a great free with beautiful, symmetrical limbs. Wednesday night, the Bassett Sunday school held it* Christmas exercises and the tree, abundantly decorated. l>eauiifu' to look upon, which adorned the rostrum of Ihe church building, wa« the tree which William Davis plantej thirt.vone years ago. Does it pay to raise a tree? Listen. Thai tree served in the Hassett schocjl Wt -dnesday nlsht. Thursday night it performed a similar office in the First Presbyterian church, Friday night It waii the Christ mas tree in the Uttle Builders Chapel and tonight the Salvation .Army will use this same tree at their exercises in the Madison avenue hall. The pleasure which Mr. Davis derives from the ser^'ice of the tree will more than repay him for its care. The Christmas "tree" furnished by Mr. Davis was only the top. of the parent tree, 15 feet of the original tree remafning. The entertainments at the other churches in the city went off according to the programs which were published in The Register Thursday evening. A'l of the programs were well attended, especially by the little people. At the Methodist church a $40 Christmas donation to the cause of foreign and home missions was raised last Sunday, hence no offering of any kind was taken Christmas eve. At this chnrcb, a number of recitations and songs were delivered by the members of the Sunday school, after which S*nt» Clans gave the children candy andlnata. At the Christian church a donation of\food and clothins was secured for the tmfortOBtte people of tbe city and NO INQUE^ HELDPOISON IN A PILL DEATH OV H. P. <JRAY DOES \0T DK.MAND IT. (ORO>ER SAY.S, WAS KILLED BY A TRAIN PRESERVATIYE IS CREAM CAI'-SED DEATH OF .HR.S. BESSIE SFLLIVAN KNROI TE TO KLE( TRIf PARK. MR. IJRAV WAS RIN DOW\. Engineer of M. K. & T. Passenaor Train rnahlp to Stoj)—Body Rriiised and Neck Broken. SURGEONS HELD AUTOPSY POIND CONSISTENCY OF "SWEET- ENER" TO BE YIRILE POISON. Hiram P. Gray, aged of 612 North Sycamore street, was struck and almost Instantly killed by a Missouri, Kansas & Texas passenger train at the Kentucky street crossing yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr. David W. Reld. coroner of Allen county, said this morning that no inquest into the death of Mr. Gray would be held, the facts being appar ent. .\t the time of the accident, Mr. Gray was on the way to Electric park to witness the football game between the Chanute and lola elevens, grandson, Samuel Ellis, is manaser ind one of the star players on the lola team and Mr. Gray desked to see him, in particular, play. Mr. Gra.v was walking east along he tracks from Kentucky street when .'he engine struck him and hurled him ^a\iie. It seems that he had heard the sound of an approaching train hut was uncertain as to the direction. Persons who saw Mr. Gray shortly before the engine struck him say that he ?tepiied from between tlfs ral's and I 'stPived a moment, then itepped back leiwf-en the rains ligaln.' K was this ,T >tion, trainmen say, that lead the en- iiineer to believe that the man was getting out of the way and that it would not be necessary to stop. When Mr. Gray stepped back between the rails, it wa.^ too late to slacken the ^peed of the train. Realizing that someone had been seriously hurt, the engineer stoppeo immediately after Mr. Gray was struck. A cot was brought f-om tne baggaee car and Mr. Gray was carried to the home of M. R. Allen. ."{lO North Kentucky street. A surgeon who arrived in a few minutes after the accident found life extinct. The body of Mr. Gray was taken to the Culbert.son undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for burial. Mr. Gray's injuries con.slsfed of a broken neck, a fracture of the right leg and bruises in the head and hands. Funeral arrangements are pending replies from relatives in Idaho. The service, however, will be held at the family home and will he conducted by Rev. W. 11. Garfield, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment will be made in the lola cemetery. Later today it was decided to hold the funeral service for Mr. Gray on Monday morning at Ifi o'clock. .Mrs. Snllhan Formerly Miss Bessie Wells, of Genera Townshlii—Move to Proseente Cream .Seller. (ContiaMd M Face Itrt.) When the grave closed over the final earthly resting place of Mrs. Bessie Sullivan, daughter of M. C. Wells, a prominent Geneva township farmer, a few days ago, it marked the tragic end of a happy life, but not the close of an Investigation into the cause of death, Mrs. Sullivan was the wife of a Kan.sas City business man. Only a few days ago, husband and wife sat In their pleasant home In the city con tcmplating a happy holiday season. Mrs. Sullivan had bought a quantity of ice cream from a dealer and had served it in portions to the little family and a visitor, a small sister. "This cream tastes sour. I don't want any more of it," Mr. Sullivan said when he had eaten a very small portion. Mrs. Sullivan apparently did not notice anything wrong with the cream, nor did tbe Uttle sister and they consumed a generous qiiantity. Shortly afterward Mrs. Sullivan was stricken deathly ill. Neither Mr..Sullivan nor the little girl were affected, Mrs. Sullivan lay at the point of death for a few houi-s and finally succumbed. Surqeons Perform an Autopsy. Death was supposed to be due to the ailment now so prevalent, ptomaine poisoning. Surgeons performed an autopsy and an analysis of the contents of the stomach was made. The substance found in the stomach was determined to ^e virile poison and probably Iho consistency of a preservation pi'l put into the cream to prevent souring. .A:?ter the autopsy, the authorities permitted the .shipment of the body to the "W'ells home in Geneva township for burial. Services were held and interment made in the Geneva cemetery a week ago last Wednesday. Since then, the Missouri officers have been investigating the matter diligently and It was reported from Geneva township this morning that prosecution of the Kansas City ice cream dealer for the death of Mrs. Sullivan would be commenced soon. After her marriage to Mr. SuUlran, the couple removed to Kansas City, I" where they have since resided. Mrs. Su'llvan, nee Miss Bessie Wells, was widely and popularly known in the nnrfhem part of Allen county and her death was a shock to many friends. Mr. Gray was a pioneer of Allen county, having come here In 1S77. He former'y lived In Grant City, Mo. His life was not without many exciting Incidents and experiences, he having served In the V. S. secret service In the days of the "border outlaws." Mr Gr.'iy retired from active business 14 years ago, and at the time of retirement was a dealer In meats. He once was a commissioner of streets. He was a member of the Kniglits of Honor and carried a policy for $1,000 In that order. The deceased was born in Holmes county, Ohio, February 17. 1833. arid married Miss Jane Harger on November 4, 1S5S. He is survived by Mrs. Gray and these children: Mrs. Nellie Klephart. Burr Ook, Kas.: Mrs. Al. ^llis, of lola: Mrs. P. D. Rose of Denver, and Mrs. W. H. Frampton, Idaho Falls, Idaho. lOLA PORTLAND THOUGHTFUL. Christmas Gifts for Office Men And Workmen. Office employee of the lola Portland Cement company were presented wi'" subsUntlal gifts by the company yesterday. A dray load of cigars were giren away to tbe workmen In tbe plant. Glad We're Here, a combination of narors deHdoua and uatlttying. At PTOMAINE KILLSTWO The End of John Yelsley, Following That of His Wife, Due to Ptomaine in Edible*. John Yelsley, of West LaGrange, died Christmas eve in a ward In St. John's hospital. Death was due to Dtomalne poisoning from which the patient has suffered for a week. Ijist Saturday morning, neighbors heard groans Issuing from the Yels 'ey home. An investigation resulted In the finding of the unconscious bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Yelsley. They had been stricken with illness soon after partaking of a supper on Friday even Ing at which portions from canned ^oods were served. Mrs. Yelsley lingered until last Sunday morning and at death the remains were shipped to Ava, Mo., the home of relatives for burial. The body of the husband was also shipped to Ava yesterday and will be burled beside that of his wife. After tbe death of his wife, Yelsley seemed to los« Interest in tbe Issue of bis afaictton and the end. which came was partly due to the sbock of tbe wife's death. •J. ^ .;. .«. .;. <. .;. .j. .j. • ' AFTER CHRISTMAS. :!"THE UNDEFEATED";CON MULL IS DEAD After Christmas cometh a surcease from noise— Johnny's broken baby's horn and half her toys, Dolly's bed is shy three slats and Freddy's sick— Too much cake and candy and pir- turned the trick. **** Baby's dolly buggy lost a wheel last night. The elephant has lost his trunk —the train's a sight. The little mission rocker Is sure on the bum. The chiffoniere and dresser have their course well run. Teddy bear Is fiirless and blind in one eye, Goldle lost an auburn curl without a sigh— Blocks are scattered east and west arid Buster Brown Resolved to close down business ere old Kris left town. •«»• In the midst of chaos. Daddy reigns supreme. He's there with the goods—^he's got 10 'kerchiefs clean. .Mamma got a pair of gloves— that's all that thrives. As signs of Santa's coming and of what survives. •*»• After Christmas, papa'll rest and have some peace. Course he's broke, but what of that, his worries cease. No—something he's forgotten. It's as sure "as shoot," New Year's day Is coming—then he'll "resolute." —S. • • • • • • • • • • • CITIZENS CURI08S PITTSBIRG ANXIOrS TO KNOTT \BOrT GRAFT CASES. The Extent of the Investigation Not Known—Many Arrests by January I. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 26.—An air of expectancy prevails here today as to the nature of the next steps to be taken in an investigation of the graft scandal by the voters league, and whether Intimations made by the pros ecutors that sensational developments would occur today, will materialize. In the absence of official information it is not known how far the voters' league is prepared to go, the number of persons to be arrested, who they are or when definite action will be taken. From many rumors it Is believed the investigation will be thorough and widespread and that every person Implicated will be in custody by the first of the year. Names Not Written There. Those who have been looking for the final chapter in the much talked of romance of Mrs. R. N. Jackson and .lohn Madson, scanned the list of marriages licenses issued In Kansas City yesterday, it was expected that in the list would appear the names of Mrs. .lackson and MAdson. since Mrs. Jack-on left several days ago In response lo a letter from Mr. Madson. A card -ecelved from Mrs. Jackson by a friend announced that everything is O. K. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansas: Fair and colder tonlaht and Sunday. Data recorded at local office, U. S. Weather Bureau yesterday, today and a year ago: Yesterday Yr ago 2 p. m .5» 48 4 p. m 47 46 6 p. m 42 39 8 p. m 34 37 10 p. m. 31 35 12 midnight 29 34 Maximum temperature HO 48 Minimum temperature 29 33 Precipitation. 7 p. m 0 0 Today Yr. ago 2 a. m ..29 35 4 a. m 28 38 « a. m 33 36 8 a. m 35 36 10 a. m 44 48 IS BOOB S9 M BY BEATING CHANITE, TRIPLETS WIN THIS TITLE FOR SEASO.V. DONALD CARRIED THE BALL IN THE ONLY TOITHDOWN OF A MOST EXCITING CONTEST. Go-Devil's Supporters Witness the Game from Channte—The Triplets OutrIai<.sed Ylsitors. More effective team work, superior powers of endurance at the opportune time, terrific line smashes that could not be blocked—these account for the defeat of the Chanute Go- Devi!s j-esterday at Electric park at the hands of the Triplets In one of the most exciting and hotly contested foot ball games ever played In this section. While from the very begia- nlng the locals were on the aggressive and Chanute was fighting more to keep lola from scoring than to score themselves, the contest was fierce and close throughout. A tremendous throng of about SO rooters and "spinorts," mostly spin- orts without either voice or enthusiasm, came up to encourage the Go- Devlls on to victory. At the last minute it seems that the several hundred people who were coming up to see the contest, decided to witness It from Chanute. When the Triplets uent down to Chanute Thanksgiving da.\, they took with them fiOO people from this loca'ity. Under the circumstances the visitors pi:i up a game fight, but they w^ere outclassed. The game was won toward the last part of the second half. The Chanute line seemed to weaken ar.d was unable to withstand the ter- rihi-' onslaught of the locals. Line smashes In which Street, Donald, Atch ison and other local heroes took the ball to within two yards of the goal line did the work. Captain Brennan gave the signal for Donald to carry the ball and the K. t'. star cmshed rhrouph the line for n touch down. "•Joal was kicked. In the first part of the first half, it looked like the Triplets would score. Brennan and "Skeeter" Ellis worked the forward pass, the latter making a big gain toward the goal. Brennan -:gnalled again for the same play, .nade a good throw, but Ellis did not ;pt the ball. Chanute played the punting game. The :ocal8 were nearly always in their lountry and the visitors had to kick he ball out of dangerous territory. The visitors had one chance but it WHS 'osi before it gave them much hope rou/,hfity, the speedy quarter, rc- rrvrrrd the Iwll on a punt and made a lash for the goal but was downed be- f.ire he was well started. 'IlK -re was some "hidden, inside" vork >vhich is no credit to the game, 'lilt iiT'orded more «)r less zest to the tray. This was not unexpected as there is bad blood between son>e of the ilnyers on the two teams. H ,ree men were hurt dining the me. I'rlesf was down and out for a few minutes and it was thought once l-e'would have to retire. After the ;ame he collapsed, but recoverei' igain. Clark was also injured but jtayed the game out. Skeet Ellis is >hy two or three molars, his jaw hav- ng come in contact with a Go-Devi.'s nedal extremity. The local team was ;Iven fine support, the fans backing them "to a finish." A good crowd tv -Unessed the battle and went away satisfied with the afternoon's outing. F.v;?ry mj^n on the home team played in fiocd. form. The work of Donald, the K. C. porformer, was a feature of the day. By winning this game the Triplets earn the title of The Unde- 'eated" for the season. The following was the lineup: Triplets Position. Cbtinute Coffman center Rheinhart Decker left guard. Deltz, Sbults Donald left Uckle Bond Barker left end.Clark, Portney Jones right guard ... Sweeney Street right tackle Baird Ellis right end Priest Brennan, capt .quarter ... Cloggety Rankin .... right balf.PetersoD^-capt. Allen left half .1.. FlAbam Atchison full back . ... .^Pjrler llaaacer Samuel . Ellis .'-^yhi ^'8 "Ske^r/' widtbla mrBlBcriJ ^JMw FORMER CITIZEN OF ALLEN COO TY PASSES AWAY IX INDIANA. DEATH DUE TO APOPLEXY THIRD STROKE OCCCRRED WEEK AGO TIESDAY—DEATH THCRSDAY Funeral and Interment Takes Place Today at RockvIUe, Ind., the city of His Birth. C. E. .Adams, clerk of the court, received a telegram yesterday telling of the death of Con .Mull, a former well known citizen of this county, Thursday afternon at the home of his sister in Rockville, Ind. Death was due to apoplexy. Mr .Mull suffered the first stroke several months ago. Later he had a second stroke and the third and fatal one occured a week ago Tuesday. Word was received here several days ago that in all probabilitv .Mr. .Mull would not survive. He grew worse until Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock when the end came. The funeral and Interment will occur this af- tprnoon at Rockville. Mr. Mull has not been a resident of this place for several years but in that time visited here frequently. About three .vears ago he went to California. .\fter making one visit here he returned to California where he remained until last April when he went to Rockville. Ind.. to make his home with his sister. When the news of his death was circulated yesterday, many words of respect ai»d praise were spoken of Mr. .Mull. He was universally regarded as a worth.v citizen and one whose honesty and integrity were never quss tioned. The following with reference to his life is taken from the history of .Allen ind Woodson counties: Constantine G. Mull, is one of .Allen county's early settlers. He came amongst the pioneers of this county In 1.SC6 and .settled in Carlyle township on a farm in section 2 .'i, township 23, range IS. He was reared a farmer and when he established himself in the new west it was but natural that be should turn his attention to the farm and field. He had had ample training with the farm for tiearly thir ty years. leaving it on:y when the death of his wife deprived him of a companion and rendered the old homf dreary and depressing. Mr. Mull was born near Rockville. Indiana, October 3, 1812. His father was Jacob .Mull, born In Lancaster ounty Pennsylvania, and a country ichoolniafe of James Buchanan, the fifteenth i)resldent of ihe United States. Mr. Mull was born November ."i, 180.'. was married in Lancaster r-oiinty aliout lx:!t> and removed to Columbiana county, Ohio. In 1SJ0 he settled in Parke county. Indiana where he became one of the prominent and successful farmers of his day He spent his last years in Rockville. lying in 1S74. He was a son of Nicholas Mu'l. a German by birth who died near the place of his settlement in Pennsylvania. He seems to have had in only son. Jacob, whose sons, alone !)ear the family name of ihls American branch., Jacob Mull married Mary A. Durrah. whose father. William Durrah. was a tailor in Columbiana county. Ohio. Mary A. -Mull died at Rockville. Indiana, in 1885. at the age of seventy- three years. Her children are: Elizabeth, wife of Henry Burford of Marshall. Indiana; Luclnda. widow of J. F. Clark, of RockvI'le. Indiana: Susan deceased, married William Snell: William D. Mull, who was killed by a maniac while sheriff of Parke county Indiana: David H. Mnll. of Mercer county. Missouri; Con G.; Martha, wfd ow of William El'lott. of Rockville. Indiana; John, who died In Montgomery county, Kansas; Henry, on the old home in Indiana and Martin Mull, who was killed at Ingalls, Kansas by an accidental shot. ' Our subject possessed the. advantages only of the country youth of the early rfa>'a In Indiana. When he left home It waa to go Into the army. He enlisted In Company F, Eleventh Cavalry, Colonel "Bob" Stewart, of Terre Haute. He was mustered In at In- dlanapo 'ta and his regiment was sent aootb to QoBeral Tbomas'army: His copnof J«B BQ altnated tftathfaflfM TO PUSH LAND CASES SENATOR OWEN WOULD HATB :| THEM GO TO ^r. S. SUPREME COUBT 'jl HE APPEALS TO ROOSEVELT J SAYS DELAY IN ODIAX LAND AF* \|( FAIR HURTS BUSINESS. . M Goremment Has Been Freparte; Suits for Two Years—28^ on the Dockets. I Washington, Dec. 26—Senator OweOr of Oklahoma, one of the several d*- fendants in suits brought by the gor- ernment to clear up titles to Indian lands in that state is urging PresideBt Roosevelt to have these cases Qottletfi- at the earliest possible moment by:- dlrecting Attorney General Bonai^arter: to take them directly to the IT. S. «u-, preme court if possibie. Governor Haskell and many other- prominent men in Oklahoma are defendants in these suits for which the government has been preparing fop. two years. Senator Owen says tho slow dragging of the cases, of wbldl there are 23,000, is damaging to business and development generally. DISTRICT OWNS ,EM E. T. FalrchUd Has New FIBB GOB* cemiag Kansa.s Text Books. Topeka, Kas., Dec. 26.—The adraoco proof sheets of the biennial repatt ot. E. T. Fairchi^d, state superinteibaeB^ of public instruction have just be«l ; Issued. In his report Mr. Faircbild ^• advocates free text books upaa the school district ownership plan. Mr.- Faircbild makes It clear that by "free tent books" is not meant school books ' furnished free by the state. "No state in the Union undertakes', to supply the pupils with books, nor,/ 'ndeed, with any school supplies wbst j iver," he says. 'The Idea of district ownership of school books is not a.' new one. The schools of New York city have been supplied with freo books since 1806. Philadelphia has bad. he same system since 1818. Since that time the plan has grown in favor nnk II now twelve states have a manda- - '.ory provision for district ownership . if books. r _ '•Following is the list of such states is furnish by the United States com- nissioner of education for 1905: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermoat,. . .Massachusetts. Rhode Island, New Jec sey, Penns >lvanla, Delaware, ICary- and. Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah.". Superintendent Faircbild aays. the idvantages of district ownership arOr n the main, those offered by uniform. ty. Continuing, the state superlntea- dent says: "Books, are purchased at a lower price, and children moving from one llstrlct to another are at no expense thereby. Additional benefits as re- norted by tho.se communities that have tried the plan are: All pupils have . books when classes are formed. Poor children are placed on the same tooting as more favored ones. Expense to the community as a whole Is less. Better care of books can be enforced by teachers. They can enforce the truancy law more easll.v. It means a ongef continuance in school on the part of the poorer pupils." Superintendent Faircbild, in order to ' show both sides of the argument for free text books, calls attention to the objections that have been raised. They are: Pupils should iKJSsess and retain certain books. It adds greatly to care and labor at' teachers, who must be responsible for ; the books. An opportunity Is given to spread, contagious diseases. \ It leads to an extravagant ose of books. Pupils complain l>ecause compelled '] to use soiled and worn books—nnsani*' tary, ' / Pupils do not own tbe books after leaving school. Tbe superintendent then gives Bii ;J-f extended Brfiunent in faTor of .tttiJf' p!an and •nggesU that the legialatirB. "may well iBQatre vbethei^ tte B ^dlK tional tax rtqalred for a free'text; iaiikt.iKMi^. a •I I "4

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