Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 8, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1908
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THE BECnSTCB HAS HB LAMI8T ClBCraiTIOlT OP AJT gAFBB fCBLMHED Df AILCT COPirTT. TOL. ix. 4filL Wkole K«w MTS. IpLA, KAH8A8 ,"IAlfVAlIT % |MS^Wn >HE8 »AT STEHIXCL 8IXrA«S8. FBICl TWO <|II1!^ ELECTED SCHAFFNER A HDMBOlDT MAX IS CHOSEX AS ASSESSO& LIVELY FIGHT IS NOW ENDED THE COMMISSIONERS TOOK TEN BALLOtS ON APPOINTMENT. ON HABEAS CORPUS ATTORNEY FOR C. H. WHEATON ASK FOR HIS RELEASE. ISSUES POSTOFFICE DEPAHTMENT TO STOP CARHTING WET GOODS. Assessor Appoints Sixteen Assistants —Office Is a Yery Important One. . Chas. Scbaftner. jr., ot Humboldt, was this afternoun elected county assessor by the board ot conuuisslouerSc He was sutcesstul utter ten iKillots had been taken and after two of the comniisslouers had voted tor almost aa many dltfereut men. Mr. Schaftner's appointment has been expected since la^i night. Until yesterday If was «juite apiMirent that the democrtttic commissioners were not united on the matter of appointment. It was kuc^wn that Mr. Reynolds niv-ho comes from the south part of the couhty, was favorable to Mr. Schaffner. He was so favorable to him that certain democrats, who did not want Mr. Schaffner appointed referred to him as a inan who wouldn't "yield to persuasion." Mr. Klein was said to be favorable to either Henry Lambeth of Moran or Mr. Napier. His voting today indicated this to be true. An effort h£(d been made to get E. J. Schwartz in the race as a compromise candidate. .Certain it was that there was a considerable "split" among the democrats jintil today. It is said today that th& factions got together last night and arrived at an adjustment of the differences. Today it has been gen erally conceded that Schaffner would be elected. It was two o'clock when County Clerk Culbertson called the roll on tb9 «pt>aii>ti^e:nt Mr. Tleylonds voted for JBr. Bchaftner from first to last. T. J. Anderson, the republican member, dlTidedf his ten votes between Frank Nigh, Mr. Hobart, T. S. Stover, F. W. Frevert, Ralph Drake, \Vm. Cunningham. I,' D. Remsberg and Ed Wolf voting ior Mr. Night on four ballots. E. J, Schwartz on two ballots, once for John Bales, twic4 for Henry Lambeth and finally for Mr. Schaffner. Quite a crowd came to the commissioners' room this afternoon. The office is a very important one and many men who w^re not interested in any particular candidate conferred with the con.missioners urging that they use discretion and consideration in th^ appointment. The assessor will appoint sixteen assistants, one for each township and one in lola. La Harpe. Gas City and Humboldt cities. The assessor draWs a salary of $900 per year. He is kept busy only a part of the year, however. Mr. Schaffner, the successful candidate, arrived, from Humboldt this afternoon reatiing the commissioners' room a few minutes after iho appointment had been made. He had a delegation of Humboldt men with him. and they rejQlced on hearing of their favorite's success. Mr. Shcaffner has lived in Allen county all of his life. He is 34 years of age and fs engaged in the real estate and insurance business with his father, Chas. Schaffner. sr. He is interested in the Phoenix Oil company at Humboldt ^Iso. Mr. Schaffner will take up his duties at once. He will probably be a»orn in next Tuesday.' Passes to ^ilway Commission. Lincoln, N^r.. Jan. S.—^Members of the Nebraska^' state railway commission today received jlhe 190S Missouri Pacific annual passes "with the com- pUment3 of R P. Waggoner." Chairman V iamett.stated the passes would be placed in the hands of the attorney general. ; THE GRAND stocx company will change bills tomorrow night, putting on "The Bre«e of the West." Tonight the Wt performance of "The Soldier's. Sweetheart't will be given. The company > has been enjoying a good house all week. THE FRATERNAL Mystic Circle wUl have a n^eUng in the K. P. hall toai^t to install officers and intiate a large class of members. Mr. Haro' I^dis of Kansas City, state deputy, •will preside at'the meeting. THEJWIEATHER. ^ Forecast for Kansas: Fair tonight and Tfaursdar; :iranner Tfaorsday and -In west pwtkm tonlsbt Claim la insufficient Evidence.—Time for Hearing of Case Is Set for Monday. The attorneys for C. H. Wbeaton, ^Oiail^ /AIQI jmiuislaugfatet- in the Maude Reil y casd. have asked Judge Foust for their dent's release on a writ of habeas coiipus, setting up ihaX there is not sufficient grounds upon which to hold him, and the action wilt be heard by Judge Foust next Monday. Some time ago it was rumored that suchi an acti<m would be instituted, but the attorn ^y9, when Questioned at that time, jsald that they had pot Investigated ^he legal phases of the matter fully and were not sure that It would be lM «ught This morn- ii:g the bondsmeS pf Mr. 'Wheaton surrendered him, and! habeas corpus proceedings were begiin. The same bonds men acted as security /or ils appear- Since Monday, the surrender being a formal proceeding. The action Is directed against the' sheriff, who must show why Mr. Wlheaton is being held. In the hearing several witnesses whom the state claims know something' of importance to its side of the case could not be brought into court. The defense claims that the evidence, under which Mr. Wheaton is held on a $2,000 bond to appear at the regular term of court this month, is very weak. M'Tieaton left tbe city this afternoon for Kansas City, where he expects to remain permanently. He wll' go into business there. He will return Monday if the habeas corpus proceed ings which he instituted today corar to trial at that time. TO AFFECT ALL THE STATES RURAL CARRIERS WILL NOT MAKE DELITEBIES. Question Is Beiag Agitated hj Congressman MUIer—Action Soon. TO GIVE LECTURE Superintendent Greenwood of Kansas City Will Address Teachers of City Schools. For some time past Superintendent Mayberry has been working on a plan whereby the teachers in the larger cities of southeastern Kansas might be permitted to hear lectures from some of the most prominent educators In the United States. V.'ith this idea in mind letters were writen to the superintendents of the schools at Inde- lendencc. Coffe>-\iIIe, Parsons. Fort Scott and Lawrence. These schools readily took up the plan and arrangements have been completed for the first address by Superintendent J. M. Grenwood of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Greenwood is recognized as one of the most prominent educators in America today. He has been president of the National Education Association and is always a leader in that body. "Whenever he speaks he always has an at- teijtive audience. The teachers of lola are to be congratulated on securing such an able man. On Friday Mr. Grenwood goes to Independence and Coffeyville. The lecture will be given at the high school auditorium Thursday evening at seven thirty. All persons Interested in the educational advancement of our cHy will be welcome without charge. TURNED CARL DOWN COMMISSIONERS WOULDN'T ALLOW BLOOD HOUND BILL. County Atiiomey ePteraen Advanced Money to Get Hounds in Stewart Case. The bill of C. J. Petersen presented to the commissioners for money advanced to secure the blood hotmds to be used In the Wells Stewart murder case, was turned down this morning by the Ijoard. One member of the board stated that the bill was turned down becaure anything the dogs contributed toward catching a criminal could not be used as evidence. In the Stewart case the dogs wep secured the day after the murder, arriving after Creviston had confessed. The pool of blood fotind on the scene of the murder was guarded all day so that the dogs ooal^^bare a good scent The bill of Mr. W«ast of Moran. for $26.50. the cost of seearing the blood hounds in the Sapp ease, was alto tnmed! down. This is the second time the board bas maiked n. v. oa this Washington, D. C, Jan. 8—Upon the urgent request of Congressman James M. Miller, the Postmaster General today issued an order that will hereafter put a stop to rural free delivery carriers and star mail route carriers transiwrting in their mall wagons intoxicating liquors from point to point along their routes In Kansas. Mr, Miller was advised that such an order would later be issued by the Postoffice Department to ehcct all states. Mr. .Miller has introduced a bill authorizing an appropriation of |30,000 for the enlargement of the federal building at Emporia. Senator Long today introduced a joint resolution to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to certify certain lands to the state of Ivansas. This grows out of the act of July 2, 1S62, granting land to states for the benefit of agricultural colleges. This was based on the congressional apportionment. Kansas was entitled to 90.000 acres, but of the land actually certified. ~.6S2 acres wer later found to be within railroad grants, so the state was actually short that number of acres. The joint resolution seeks to restore such acreage to the state. Mr. Long also presented a bill granting an increase of pension to .Martin V. Stlne. a totally disabled veteran residing at Independence.. The postoffice contest, which has been brewing for some months at Bills. Kas.. was settled today by Congressman Reeder. in recommending the reappointment^ of Postmaster George H. l.«isenring. President Roosevelt today nominated the following Kansas postmasters: Harvey H. I'enny at Hays, reap- IKjintment. John Grant at Ellinwood. to succeed J. W. A. Cooke. Florence Low, Aturn, reappointment The Postmaster General today appointed these: G. Green, postmaster at Carlyle, Allen county, to succeed A. M. Edgar, resigned. He also named John Hogan for the office at Wagstaff. Miami county, in the place of W. S. Carpenter, resigned. Congressman Reeder will hurry to Kansas the latter part of the week to took after his political fences. Incidentally he will attend the meeting of his congressional committee at Colb.v. January 14. and arrange for a primary election in the Sixth di^tri^t. WANT AMENDMENT ADVOCATES OF COMMISSION GOV­ ERNMENT STILl. ACTIVE. Think 40 Per Cent of Qualified Voters Too •'Large Number of Signers For Special Election. PONSLER AHENDED LOCAL BRICK MAN AT MANUFAC­ TURER'S MEET YESTERDAY. Vigorous Protest Was Made Against Distance Tariff Rate Bilt. A large number of the brick manui facturers of Kansas, including L. L{ Ponsler of this city, met in the Commercial Club rooms In Cherryvale yesterday afternoon for the purpose of taking action to oppose the distance tariff rate bill, which is being promulgated by the Kansas Board of Railway Commissioners. The manuj facturers passed resolutions opposing the measure and appointed Wt E. Buckles of Coffeyville and F. E. Shumard of Chierryvale a committee to go to Topeica and- present ttie objeci tiona of the assoc'latioa to the Boar^ of Railway Commissioners. If th^ efforts of the comtnittee are'fmlt'ess, it is quite likely that the maUer wUI t>e brought before the special session of the lestelatnre. If the distance tariff rate goes into effect the Kansas brtek plants win'lose all distance markets by reason of the protalbitlTe rate on Jong hauls. 1 lir-.*. _ J. J:'TANNER O ( Bedalla, Mo, Is The friends of the commission system form of government are thinking seriously of attempting to get an amendment whi<* wSl overcome soma of the difficuktes and objections urged against its trial, one of which Is the altogether too large number of signers In a city of this size to get it submitted for the ptople to pass upon at a special elecUon. Forty per cent of the qualified electors are required to sign in n city of the second class while on'y twenty per cent is required In a city of the first class. The Galveston idea upon which the Kansas law is based can be Improved upon by providing for a non-partisan primary and a system of recall and referendum on all • Important public measures. , The St. Louis grand jury which has just completed a series of investigations of frauds perpetrated in that city makes the following recommendations: "We most heartily recommend that our present system of bicameral legislative body with I«» wge membership be supplanted by either a commission or a nulcamerat •)ody of limited memhershlp. to the end that the responsibility for the faithful and'ef- flcif-nt discharge of the ffutles of our city officials may be assumed by men elected not through political pull or ward popularity, but rather Docause of their approved Intelligence and ability."—From the Report of the St. Lotils Grand .Tury. Dr. G. C. G'ynn, one of the strongest advocates 'he commission plan, said this morning: "There Us no room for discouragement The good sense of our citizens will prevail in this matter. It takes time for a thorough understanamg of the advantages of tills system to become known. The overthrow of a system of government that was old in Great Britain when the city nr Jamestown was founded is naturally a matter of mature consideration." The Kansas City Star, in summing up a well written article, says: Simplicity and directness in the administration of pubrc business; a centralization of responsibility to the| whole people; the best interests and we'fare of the city as a whole made paramount to the serfish interests of a few in a particular ward or district —these are the salient features of the commission of municipal government AREilAFTER SCHOOLS FIGHT FOR OKLAHOMA STATE INSTITITIONS IS ON. TERRITORY WANTS NORMAL CHEROKEES GITE LOWER PRICE THAN CAN BE M.\DE ATTALEQUAH .VcAle .Hter and Granite Want the Penitentiary—Coal Mines Could Be Used. Guthrie. Okla., Jan. 8.—The Oklahoma legislature is soon to be involved In a fight for the location of state institutions which will In some respects rival the famous county map struggle in the constitutional conven tlon. The Indians of the five civilised tribes have a ^^tal interest In thts fight as they will try to sell their tribal school buildings to the state for normal schools and other institutions. In order, to accomplish this tl.e consent of the federal government is also necessary and the Indian leaders wl'l work I>oth at Guthrie and in Washington this winter to that end. An Indian lobby Is alr^dy here for that purpose. It Is the present plan of the legislature to locate three additional state normals on the Indian Territory side of the state, one in the Chickasaw nation, one In the Choctaw nation and one in the Cherokee or Creek nations. Tahlequah bas the best chance, of se^ curing the northeast normal but Broken Arrow. Nowata. Claremore and Checotah are rivals for this institution. The Cherokee mdlan tribe is back of Tahlequah claims. Chief Rogers states that be will sell tbe property now used for the Cherokee male and female senflnaries. located at Tahlaquah. for one-fourth> what it cost the Cherokecs If the state will purchase it and locate a state normal there. The female seminary Itself Is large enough to accomodate about 500 students. McAlester, Hugo and Durant are 'after the normal school proposed to be located in the Choctaw nation. As McAlester also wants ttie state penitentiary that town will probably withdraw from the normal race. In the Chickasaw nation Sm;phur, Ardmore, Roff, Wf>nnewo6d. ACa. Chickasha and Duncan all want the normal to be located in that section. There are but two avowed candidates for the penitentiary. McAlester and Granite. The former town is In the center ot tbe great McAlester coal fields and Is stirrounded by coal mines. It is c'aimed that the mines would be an ideal place in which to work the convicts as is done in Kansas. Granite, ia the southwestern part of the state, as suggested by its name, is the possessor of a large granite qua^y with extensive beds of the mineral all around it. Granite urges that the convicts conld be profitably employed In the quarries getting out stone for the state capitol and other buildings. Tuskahoma. the svcfuded capital of the Choctaw nation. Is a candidate for the insane asylnm, whidi is proposed to be built Ok tke east side of the state. Tuskahoma possesses a Choctaw capitol building and also a tribal academy which could be remodeled into an insane asylum with little cost. The Choctaw tribe Is willing to sell |hls property to the state as soon as permitted to do so by the federal government. There is little at Tuskahoma but tT.e school bnild- ing wliich, it is urged. wonM make it a desirable place for the insane. Fort Gibson Is a candidate for the school for the blind. A small blind asylum is now located there and tb» town conld get bold of buildings belonging to the o'd fort to be used for tbe asylum. As yet no town has made an open fight to secnre tbe state reformatory. Guthrie, whieh already bas a private institnUon of tbe kind, will try to keep tba deaf and dumb school, but it is likely to go to tto Indian Territory side. It is understood that no attempt will be made to remove any of tbe. schools or other state institutions from the Oklahoma side where they tate business. I were esUblished by the twrlta|tad K. UPTON, of BrpDson wa»here|;p»Temmeat. but the eaat side, yesterdar meaiim on a itusineas ^Tiiit — - ~ THOMAS WASNXR;. or'Hnmboldt, Kas, is In the city today TUitlng hi* lister. Mn. Min MUIer. CLOSE UP ADJOURNED TERM. Goshorn Case Will be morrow. Decided To- Dislrict court will be in session again tomorrow to dispose of a number of cases which have been continued from time to time since the September term. Judge Foust will pass on a number of cases which have been argued. The Goshorn case is the mo^t important. Tiie regular Janu- ao" term will begin one week from tomorrow. TRAVIS MAY GET IN RACE. Has Been Asked to Run for Legislature. Pressure is being brought to bear upon Frank L Travis to make the race for the legislature. Until the past two or three days Mr. Travis has been regarding the requests as a Joke but it now treating the matter seriously. Together with friends he is considering the question and will probably know in a day or two as to whether or not he will run. Several other men over the county have had their names mentioned in'connection with this office but so far their announcements have not been made. FRANK E. SMTH. secretary of the Allen County Fair A8Soc:ation, went to Topeka this afternoon as a delegate to the annual meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. 8HERKAN Lowe of Bronson. Kas, was in the city y^terday on real es- START NEW [STORE NOTE A F0R6ERY 8. H. KRESS AND COMPANY PAY'LATE nTFOKMATIOl EfiTANCIL 98,400 FOR LOTS. Will Erect New Building North of the Old Court House lb Used for Department Store. S. H. Kress and company.,of 396 Broadway. New York. city, have purchased at a consideration of about $8,400, lots 11 and 13 in block 67 of this city, and will erect on them one of the largest department stores in this part of the state. These lots are the ones Immediately north of the old court house bui'dlnr on the east side of the square. The buildings which are located on these lots at the present time will be moved away as soon as the, company gets possession. This company intends to erect at least a two story and mayl>e a CASE SO niBICATES. . .1 CHEMISTS REPORTTOMORROW PROF. B.ULET WILL HATE AHA. LTZED CONTENTS OF STOVACH. Rebrtires of Mrs. TSMH Say thai She Conld Not Write PIalidy4ir«te> Was Neatly WritteB.' The ofilcers at Lawrence who- are working on the Mrs: E. Vandl case seem, to have secured information which may to some extent at feast dia, prove the siiicide theory. It will be remembered that a note was ftouod la Jlrs. Vancll's bed, to which h*r ^ ^, . was signed and which indicated that er brick building which, will cover the s^e had taken her life. The officers entire front of tbe two lots. This seem to have secured evidence to the building will be occupied by one of effect that Mrs. Vandl could not write Kress & company's big department --hich would tend to show that the rote was a forgery. RelaUves of th^ stores. That this will bo done soon wll mean more than If the erection of the building was going to be piit off as it will give employment to a great many men. From what could be learned today the contract will be let soon and construction work will l)egln soon. Just what will be done with" the two frame bur<liings which are located on the lots which have been purchased by this company is not known. They are occupied by the Brown cigar store and the Jones feed store. \STilIe the opening of a big department store in this city will be of material benefit to the city the construction of a two story brick building will add baauy and grace to the east side of the square. TO FIX A DATE Chairman Northrup is Working On Congressional Matters. Mr. L. L. Northrup, chairman of the Second District Congressional Committee, has received a letter from Mr. Scott askin gthat the committee get together as soon as possible and determine the manner in which a candidate will be chosen. It is a matter of common knowledge that Mr. Scott desires a primary and the committee will doubtless agree with him. Chairman Northrup today wrote to each of the committeemen asking their preference as to the place of holding the meeting and asking them to choose a date either on the 15th. 16th or 17th of this month. The congressional committee Is composed of the following: L. L. Northrup. lola; John P. De'linger. Gamett; Jas. R. Stapleton. Fort Scott: George L. Davis. Lawrence; F. C. Herr. Ottawa; A. Bigetow, Gardner; E. F. Campbell. Mound City; A. Lane. Paola; O. J. Peterson, Kansas City. RORRERS^T $8000 Wrecked a Safe in Baak of Qnenemo, Kansas, Today. Ottawa. Kas., Jan. 8.—Robbers early today wrecked a safe in the state bank of Qnenemo. Kas.. near here with dynamite and escaped with its entire contents which was estimated at between seven and eight thousand dollars. The robbery is believed to have been committed by four men. woman who reside here tellia story which supports to some exten^ tbe officers idea in this regard. A relative of Mrs. Vancll/ wbose^ heme Is here, says that he ^w the note which was found in ihe |ied v'here Mrs. Vancil died, and it was not tlie Landwrlting of Mrs. Vancil. In talking he said: I I:now the dead woman'^ hand- nriling and It is not at all Ifte that an tbe note. Mrs. Vancil was a Tery l.>oor writer while the handwriting <m the rote was very plain." Mrs. Vancll's relatives here May that \ berausc she had very poor eyOs when j a child she never went to school yery \. muob. "In fact," said one; "sb^e never attended sdiool after i<tte WB 9 1 ten years old." ; The Lawrence Journal df^^t«day contained an article saying ^that it had been discovered that Mrs, Vandl could neither read nor write but this the relative here says is not true; 'She signed a bill of sale'pnly a few days ago," they said, "and besides she bas signed several money orders at the lola postoffice where « aped- ~ men of her handwriting can secured." ; , A relative in talking to a importer his morning stated that th^ir had searched their home but could 'find no letters written by Mrs. VancUi rSha never wrote after they moved X^i Lawrence. Mr. Vancil always did the writing." * : I I do not believe that wet ^11 be able to learn anything definitf» until after the report of tbe chemist who Is making a Chemical analysis of the contents of^rs. Vancll's st^madu. Prof. Bailey told me that it _^ would probably take him four days t^ complete the analysis, which will, mean that nothing can be learned n^tli tomorrow evening." Vancil returned to Lawrence yesterday afternoon with the oiricerlifwh««' he was placed in Jail to await ibm re- -^ult of the investigation by a coconerSi jury which will convene FridAy^om- ing at nine o'cloch. Mr. Vandl.ils accused of being responsible f'>r the death of his wife. ^ According to the Lawrence JOaraal Vancil appeared in probate conft yesterday and aslced for adoptlcm f)apers to give his two children to bis another. \sniy be was in such a hurry to do thtS is not ciear to the officers. I Mr. and Mrs. Vandl formerly.mada their home in this dty. Yesterday evening's Lai»T«te«. (Continued on page S.) ' ly ladiaA Territory will Mk for'aI|-thB new insUtotloDBk Itraabfac to'kiep hands off of the capital Ight, eo 'Ins that t»tbe CMdaham-sMt, ^ - . I?} i Notice to BSaOSobscribeni The Postmaster General has made a nilm£^.- that no Daily Paper shall go to subscribers at the second class rate where the subscriber is three ,5 months in arrears. This law is in effect NOW and it is Impor-^ tant to all our subscribers that they do not allow their subscriptions to become overdue.

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