Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 30, 1908 · Page 1
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REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA-FIDE CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. TOUJn XL KCMBER 55. SIX P1GC8. lOLl, KiXSlS, DECEMBER M, IMS^WEDNESDAT ETENING. SIX PAGES. HALF ARE DEAD; OTHER HALF WEEP The Whole of Italy Stunned at Monday's Disaster. Those Who Survived are Half Demented. The Kin j and Queen at Messina. DEATHS MAY EXCEED 100,060 OF TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES IN STATION AT MESSINA, EIGHT ARE KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED INHABITANTS OF BA6NERA REPORTED DEAD Report from There Says City Is Totally Destroyed—Was a Cily of IIO.OCO Population. Rome, Dec 30—Half the population of Calabria and the eattern part of Sicily are dead and the other half weeping. It seem* impossible to ex* •Sgerate the horrors of Monday's earthquake. The whole of Italy is abaelutely stunned and at the scene of the disaster the buli< of the people are literally demented with the suddenness and the extent of the blow. King Victor and the Queen arrived at Messina today. The scene of disaster and horror was too much for the Queen who almost swooned. Crowds of terror stricken persons swarmed about the royal party, throwing themselves in th* mud and screaming for pity and aid! At Messina, the Cathedral, municipality buildings, barracks and prisons wart all destroyed. Of two hundred and eichty, railway employes In the station at Messina only eight are known to have survived, while at i^eg- gio the silence of death still reigns. The volcano of Stromboll is active and tha saas around the Island are very agitated and dangerous to navigation. From the latest estimates today it is feared that the total number of vie- tinfii In Sicily and Calabria will reach more than a hundred thousand, with tha property damaged at several hundred millions. A TOWN DESTROYED. Catanzaro, Calabria, Dec. 30.—A report received here today says the town of Bagnara on the coast north Of Reggie waa completely wiped out, fire finishing the work of destruction. The report says: "All the inhabitants of Bagnara are dead." It was a town of one Itundred and ten thousand people. Lime is to be scattered over the heap of ruins which alone mark the •ite of a once populous town. BURIEO ALIVE. Catania, Dec. 30.—One of the Messina sarvivors says only a small pro- .pertien of the population escaped, Thousands are>still buried alive in the ruins where they are suffering a stow death by torture. Imprisoned and pin- ionad human beings unable to extri cate themselves are being burned alive, others are dying of their injuries while many are starving. AEOLIAN ISLANDS DESTROVED? Rome, Dec. 30.—Cable communica ' tien ¥rith the Aeolian Islands, north of SieHy, has been interrupted and it ie feared that the islands have also been d«va«tated. Tlie dome of thn cathedral at Catania collapHed, and other churches as well as the city hall threaten to fall at any moment. • The tidal wave sank a number of small vesse's in the harlnjr of Catania. At Riposto the tidal wave was twenty-five feet high . It swept In with appalling power and lasted for frrty-two seconds. An American Consul Killed. Washington. Dec. 30.—Arthur S. Cheney. American consul at Messina. Sicily, and his wife, probably lost their lives in the earthquake which devastated that city yesterday, according to an official dispatch, received by the Slate department from Stewart Lupton, American vice consul at Mes- xlna. by way of .Malta. The dispatch follows: "The Messina consulate destroyed and consul And wife supposed to be dead." Arthur ?. Cheney was n native of Illinois;; lint was appointed consul to Messina from Connecticut. August ir>, IfftT. Mr. Lupton. who Is from Tennessee, recently was appointed vice and deputy consul at Messina and hill Just arrived at his post, succeeding It. pierce, an Italian. •ialiep Buried in Palace. It is reported from Catania that the bishop of Ueaslna Is burled under the rtdns of bU residence. Slsnor FnUl, ^: • menber of the dumber of depatles fimn Keasinr .tosether witli the meoi' ' IMTB of Us faatly,slao la reported «aad. TtM fWei taalljr vaa^one of ttotuMt praainent lo Cstanlt.' Many Will Flee to America. New York. Dec. 30.—Of the % million or more Italians here, fully 200,000 are from the stricken districts In Sicily. Tliousands have families, relatives nnd frinnds In Calabria and Sicily. The consul general, after a conference with leading Italians. Issued a call for subscriptions in the following statement: "Subscriptions for the relief of the victims of the earthquake In Sicily and Calabria are officially opened at the consulate general of Italy, 226 Lafayette street. New York city, at the Italian Qhamber of Commerce, 20.3 Broadway and at the office of the del- egati! of the Italian Red Cross, 69 Wall street. The amount of these subscriptions wi'I be sent at once to the Italian Red Cross in Rome, whose efficient relief work la past calamities has been universally recognized." The Italian chamber of commerce met late jesterday afternoon, imder the chairmanship of its president, Lu- Igl Sn!a-1. to consider plans for raising money for the sufferers. President Solari said that of the 50 million dollars In imports received here annually from Italy, 10 million dollars came from the affected earthquake district. The disaster would be a hard blow to trade. Signor Solari also said there was considerable immlmtion from Calabria and Sicily In 1905. fol lowing the earthquake of that year. He said he expected another exodus of the frightened people now. but on a much larger scale. Two Italian news papers, the Ballettino Delia Sera atid the Progresio. each headed a subscription list started in their colnmns h subscribing $600 each. Two other Italian newspapers, L'Usaldo and Tel egrafo, advised their readers to^send contributions direct to the Red Croaa I explaining that tbe money would reach its destination much quicker fai that way. Thou^ the regular Hedlternuean toariat wuon had not yet itcrtod. THE WEATHER. Forecast for Kansaa: ! Fair tonight and Thursday; colder tonight, rising temperature Thursday. there doubtless were hundreds of Am ericans in Calabria and Sicily at the time of the earthquake, and there are grave fears lor their safety. W«L8hIngton, Dec. 30. —^A dispatch today from the consul at Malta con firms the reported death of Consul Cheney and bis wife at Messina. The body has not been recovered. TO RELIEF OF ITALY PRESIDE.M TE>'DEBS THE SYMPATHY OF THE UMTED STATES. American National Red Cross Society A|)pe«ls for llellefi-Powcni Order Huttleshlpii to lUIIan Waten*. Witsbington. Dec. I'rosldont RooHevelt. through the stato department, today sent to King Victor Em- nianuel of Italy a dispatch expretMlng his horror, and that of the American people, over the disaster which has be fallen Southern Italy and Sicily by (he earthquake %-lsltatlon, and tendering sincere sympathy. The president also notes that the American National Red Cross has Issued an appeal for contributions to aid the sufferers, and that the organization has notified him that it will immediately communicate with the Italian Red Cross. The state department was without advices during the morning from Its diplomatic or consular offices in Italy regarding the disaster. At Messhia, where the results of the earthquake are appalling, the department has both a consul, A. S. Cheney, and deputy consul, Joseph H. Pierce. Red, Cross Aslts Fowls. As private cablegram after cablegram confirmed the frightful extent of (he catastrophe, the Italiau embassy attaches freely expressed their grief. When Siguor Roberto CenUro, secretary of the embassy, read the dis I>atch in which the Trlbuna estimated that 7 .'>,00U persons hod been killed, he seized his head in his hand« and e .\clalmed: ".My God. how terrible. Can it really lie?" The American National Kcd Cross today sent out telegraphic requests to all of its branches for relief funds to be applied to the sufferers from the eurthqusike in Southern Italy. The Italian Red Cross Society being so fuHy organized it will not be necessary for the American society to do more than to send money. American Shlpti There. The Red Cross Society also requested the state department to extend to the American ambossudor expressions of 8yn )pathy from the American society tu the llbitan Red Cross and to inquire to what extent relief measures will be necessary. The Red Cross will have to waif until cuutributlons are received In re- s|)onse to the api )cal sent out today, as the balance remainiug in the treasury is but $2 000, which will be kept In reserve for emergencies within the United Slates. On the occasion of the .ruptlon of Vesuvius $12,000 was sent to Italy by the American society. There are no American naval ves- .«ls In the vicinity of Southern Italy. The Scorpion, a converted yacht, which Is at Constantinople, is nearer the scene of the disaster than any other American naval vessel. Ships Sent to Vesaina. Mata, Dec. 30.—The British batUe- shlp Exmouh and the cruisers Bury- alus and Minerva, commanded by Ad- jiiral Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe, left here today for Messina to render every assistance possible to the survivors of the disaater. The BriUsh cruiser SutieJ, which was on her way from Messina to this port, was Intercepted by wireless telegraph last night and <ent back to Messina. Paris, Dec. 30.—The minister of iiarlne has ordered the French battle- ibips Justice and Verlte and three torpedo boat destroyers to proceed to Messina to succor the victims. President Fallieres has sent a telegram of condolence to King Victor Eknmanuel.' New Orleans. Dec. 30.—The Right Rev. David Besauma, Protestant Bi^s- sopal biabop of Louiaiana, la believed to have bwn *t Messina at the time 3t the earthqoake. Ther* la no news from him. MADSON MURDEROUS MAN WHO DUPED MRS. JACKSON LEFT WEAPON BEHIND. CONCEALED A DIRK KNIFE FRIENDS BELIEVE HIM A DAN- GEROL'S MAN. End of L'nfortunate Romance Might Hare Been Death of Ylrtim—Mrs. Jackson Seclts Vengcnncc. It may not be as bad as It might have been. Perhaps Mrs. E. N. Jackson Was lucky to escape with her life and with but the loss of about $1400. She returned to lola from Kansas City this morning and went at once to the office of County Attorney Peter- 8on where she again recounted her experience with one John Madson, Qemian millionaire." The story hat become u famlliur one to newspaper readers. "There isn't much to say now," Mrs. Jnckson sold to a Register rei)Orter, "the th|.ng to do now Is to catch that fellow." "Mut huw about the reiiort that Mad son. the man whom you Intended to marry, had a confederate in lola or Moran?" Mrs. Jackson was silent for a moment. "I haven 't anything to say about that." .<:he said, finally. MadKon a Mnrderons Criminal 1 Mrs. Jackson went to Kansas City a day before Christmas to meet Madson, her German lover. He had, according to the story he told Mrs. Jackson, been to Germany, settled up some business and returned, all in fourteen days—Just the time he said il would take him, when Mrs. Jackson trustingly put llOuO in his hands. Madson waa "temporarily" out of funds and he neede<f just that amount to pay for a blooded animal he had Just bought. UTien Mrs. Jackson arrived in Kansas City, she met .Madson all right. About 1380 worth. Madson was all smiles. }tc., and eieteru. Mrs. Jnckson go (o visit a relative on .Mlrhigan avenue; Mercy, no. It must be tlie matinee at the theater, a stroll almut town and be ha|)py. Hut .Mrs. Jackson finally I Id go to visit the relative. However, before she went. .Madson i)ecanie "tcm- ;)orarlIy" embarrassed again und need ed s<mie |3S(i to liiiy ilckcls to his California liome Where soon thc> would be stro'llug along Banana Flati- and Lemon avenue. He got the money Wieti^.Mrtf. Jackson returned from •he visit to her relatives she called at Madson'ii room. They were to depart Imniodlafely after a marriage cere- TKiny. But .Madson had fled. He left his leather traveling bag. however, and Us centents leaves the Impression that the owner is a des- lerate man who might not have sloped at murder had it l»een necessary to secure .Mrs. Jackson's money. Mrs. Jarkscn opened the bag in the ')rC3ence of a Register retwrter this morning. She drew forth a keen edged dirk which had been tightly wrapped In a white handkerchief. ;'I have been fold that I escaped luckily." she said and she smiled significantly. The remainder of the contents of the bag consisted of shirts, bottles containing mysterious llquIdF and articles cf appare!. Friends of Mrs. Jackson believe now that had she not, after going to Kansas City, freely surrendered her money to Madson, he would have lured her to some secluded spot and killed' her. 7 necessary to get her money. The warrant Issued by the Mlssour' authorities is still effective and as It holds good an>-where. It may be tha' the case will not be taken up at this }nd cf the line until later. Mrs. Jackson and a son-in-law, Mr. tluffner. are holding u conference with the county attorney this afternoon. PAINTING THE CARS SOON TOU WONT BE ABLE TO TELL 'EM FROM NEW. PLANS FOR THE PARK MANAGER MASSENWALE HAS BE«UN HIS BOOKINGS. 'No More Stock Companies for Me," Says the Manager—He'U Manage Park Himself-Aliout Baseball. Morgan on Another Trip. W. Y. Morgan, editor of the Hutch' inson News, and Mrs. Morgan, will leave for another tour of Europe soon after the adjournment of the approach ing legislature. Mr. Morgan is a mem b«r of t^le legislation. A few yeare afo he made a trip to Europe, and told of what he saw in Interesting letters to bis paper, wlilcb were afterwards published in book form ak "A Journey of a Jaybawker "—Atchison Globe. ' Under the direction of a master coach painter, a crew of experienced painters this morning began the work of repainting tho street cars belonging to tho lola Eilectric railway. Numbers 1 and 5 will be repaired and painted first and as soon as they are ready for service tho cars recently purchased will bo taken Into the shops and painted In Just such order «s they may bo spared from tho passenger servlco. The numbers on the new cars, numbers 172. 173, 171. nr. ad 176 will be chanced'to numbers 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, and along the side of the cars in bright letters will appear: "The lola Electric Railway." At present there Is nothing on the recently acquired cars to show whether they belong to lola or Buffalo. In passing, it is not too much to say that the public will appreciate the prompt action of General Manager Massengale in making an improvement in the rolling stock of his company which will make a better showing for the city. Shabby cars are always remarked by visitors and when the local cars come from the shop, I glistening with new paint, all criticism win cease. Plans for the Park. Unless present plans are changed and there is little likelihood that they will be, there will be no amusement manager in charse of lEIectric park during the coming season. "I think »hat I will manage the park, this sea- sofi," Lee Massengale. general manager of the lola Electric Railway, said this mnniing. Mr. Massengale has had some experience with park managers. '^n far. none of them made a record hat could he termed brilliant and one of them practically "queered" the nark before he had been here three weoks. He didn't last the seasoit through, but tho damage done could not bo repaired. With the experience he has gained, his natural tact and talent for management. Lee Massen- I&\Q should have no trouble in conducting the park In a manner which will be highly satisfactory to the patrons. That's all the park needs to nrove a great success and a moneymaker—good management and meritorious attractions. When the season starts off with a "frost" as has unfortunately been the case in the past. It Is hard to overcome the handicap. The people, having been stung once qrc exceedingly wary about the second contact and it takes more than emergency treatment to bring back the lost. Next season, .Manager .Massengale nroposes to atart .right and stay on the right track. The park will under,ix> its annual overhauling, cleanup and improvement and the attractions secured will be of the best possible to •ibtain. With this auspicious beginning, the management hopes to keep thincs going right throughout the •;ntlre season. "There will be no more stock com nany frosts at the park theatre." Mr. ^assenga'e said, relative to his plans for next season. "I've cut them out entirely. "Im going to bring good ^hows here, shows that will please md be worth the money. I have be- Tun my bookinrs and have already closed contracts for several high class attractions." As For Baseball. Though Mr. Massengale has not ex pressed himself concerning the baseball proposition for next season, it is considered highly improbable that he will enact the role of "angel" for lome layout composed of men who are looking for the best of it—and get it —most times. Being Interpreted, this means that if lola is to have baaeball next year It will have to Uke «ome other method of cettlnc it than the Hayden route. Mr. Massengale is an enthnslfstlc baaoball fan, as liberal «9 a man can be, but he would prob­ ably want the town' to help bear the burden next season. lola is a good baseball town—if the baseball la the class that lola will stand for, and patronage is not to be blamed for the failure last year. Along at the last, the team b^gan playing good ball and the attendance increased, but the Don't Go club was working all through the first of the season when lola couldn't win if it' had every chance in the world. "Give us a club in a minor league, a dub that has good, young and ambitious players, a club that wins once in awhile and not in spurts and with a $600 salary limit and It will be a go here," a well known bnsiness man, said yesterday afternoon. There is no disposition on the part of anyone to take the lead, however, and it seems almost certain that if there is baseball in lola next 8eaa(Hi It will be Independent. However, if Gamett, Chanute, Ottawa and some other good nearby towns are willin,' loa will talk it over with them— that's the sentiment now at east. Car Barn Near Cempletlen. Workmen have alraost^complcted rebuilding the car bam which was daift- aged by flro several wcoki* ago, and U will soon be equipped with tho repair and machine shops as formeriy. ThotKh tho roof and contents of the bam were burned, the wa'is remained and were found fit for service. This made the work of repair less trouble and made possible the completion of the work In much less time than would have been the case had the brick side walls been condemned. THE WASTE OF GAS SITT. RODGEKS FIGl'HES IT OCT IN DOLLARS AND CENTS. Enough Gas Wasted Each Year tr Pay Gas Employes Twice (Ker. Here's a lesson in economics and h a proposition in which every citizen it vitally interested. The subject is th« waste o fgas and it is dealt with b} J. M. Rogers, superintendent of th( municipal gas dei>artment. Mr. Rodgers writes as follows: 'How much does It cost you to bun your lights during tho day time? The average gas light, burning moderatclj low, uses five cubic feet of gas ve\ hour. It costs you, as a partner in tht Hiunlcipai gas company, ten cents pci thousand cubic feet to deliver gas tt your own or your neighbor's house U'hy. that is two hundred hours for i dime, twenty hours for a penny. Thai doesn't amount to anything." Let u: ice. There is an average of twclvi hours daylight, each day. Each llghi burning during that time wastes slxt; cubic feet of gas. There are ove. twelve thousand gas lights in lola Suppose that one-half of them burn ir the day time. They would then wasti three hundred and sixty thousand cu bic feet of gas per day, in cash valm amounting to $36 per day, $13,140 pet .'ear. Enough to drill, case and tube twelve new gas wells each year enough to pay the rental on 15 quar ter sections of good gas land eacl .'ear. More than twice as much as it paid to all the employes.of the ga> company each year. Dees .It pay you .Mr. Citizen, to burn your liglits al day? Would you do it if you wer« burning by meter and could see It IP dollars and cents each month?" Mr. Rodgers has thus given a briel but an effective treatise on the subject of the waste In gas. It is needless to say that the questions he ask^ In the oonclasion of his communica tlon would be answ-ered in the iiega- tive by the consumer and it seemF that if the lesson Is drawn and applied there will be less gas lights burning through the day from henceforth In this cit.v. NEW YEAR FESTIVAL COMING OF 1M» THE SIGNAL FOB ' SERIES OF SOCIiL EVESIS. , -f^l MANY WAtCH MEETINGS AN .ANCIENT CUSTOl^ STILL Df- TERESTIKG, TO BE 0B8EBVEO. A Banquet to Be GITCB by Menben of Reformed Church—A Serrkov of Prayer and Song'. ] New Year'*s eve and New Year's day will be signals for a series of aoolal events in both society and church clT: cies. Several of the city churdies will hold watch meetings and there wlU 6e numerous functions of a similar DA- turo at many homes in the oUy. Though the Presbyterians and Baptista have nothing aoheduled as a church, yet there will be Indlvldoid social events In homes of tbeae denominations. From time almost Immemorial, it has hoen the custom to hold soma -sort of a social gathering to "watch the old yjar out and the new year In," and this ancient custom, still r interesting, will be generaly observed In the welcoming of the year 1909. j The Young Peoples Christian Union of the United Brethren chunJb will give a watch party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cain. 815 South street The following propram -will be observed: Piano solo, Mlsa BSthel Bennett; vocal solo, Mrs. N. B. Stone; humorous reading, R. H. Bennett; pi- mo solo. Miss Opal Kelm; vocal daet, \nss Lillie Adams and ,Charles CovaU ney. At the Methodist.chnnOvthere will le a New Year's eve watch meetfaie. The evening will be spent In service )f prayer and song and ' In social -commingling. At the Christian church on New. Year's day there will be an Indoor plc^ nic and dinner. Members of the ctm- i;regailon and friends are (nvlted to -issemble in the church and to bring •vlth them la basket dinner. The dinner Is to be served at noon and sodal Hvertisements will be employed to lass tho time pleasantly. The members and friends of tha Reformed church will enjoy a ban- luet at noon on New Year's day in 'he office room of Henry Klauman on ?outh Jefferson avenue. The foUofr* ing program of toasts will be obserr3d: Hon J. T. . Tredway, of LaHarpe, toastmastcr. The Greater 8. S.—B. C. Rem^berg. Supt. The Home Depart- •nent—Mrs. W. H. ShulU, Supt Tha Young People—Chas. Klaumann. The' Missionary Society—Miss Mary Rems- •jerp, presidenL The Social'Factor— W. C. Faust. The Church Finances T. Klaumann, treasurer. The Greater Congregation—Rev. Wm. Shnlta. Calls 'or impromptu remarks. Report "of committee on resoIutlonB. There will 'le singing, closing with "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds." and social Treetings. All members and their 'riends Invited. Banquet free. A business session of the members j it the church wUl be held in the church building prior to the banquet. At St. John's church, a service wiU be held New Year's morning,at 9 o'«' dock. From 2 to 5 and from 7 to-10. on New Year's day and evening, the W. C. T. U. win receive the poblic in 'heir rooms on East Jackson atreet; \ musical program will be randered- and refreshments win be served. 'A. souvenir will be given to each gnesLo This is the first time that the lodO* organization has <riven an event jOt!: this kind and It Is hoped that the pub-' lie win accept the hearty Invitation of the Union to be its guests on New Year's day. _ > - yj Garner Case Dismlaaed. The case of the State vs. Henry Garner charged with perjury, came up for hearing this afternoon In Justice E. G. Hough's court and was dis^ missed. Gamer waa placed under arrest immediately after giving his tea tlmony in the Or. McGraw whisky case. Under Quarantine. The home of Ray Thornton at <0\ South Kentucky street, waa placed under .quarantine yeaterday afternoon for acarlet fever. CAR ON DAILY SCHEDULe NOW. Passenger Service to Concrato Pnmi Ail Main Line Cara. Lee Masaensale. aapvrtateodent ^ •he lola Kleetric Railway, thla moMf •ng announced .that the Conereto. -vhlch baa been mnatag onlrctJ^< 'ain hour In the asonilnc 'ain hoar In the iftenwoa, ; regularly thronckont -ttw (tiqT eaing beglnBlag JaaiiHX^?^ WiU meet aiMI tak »v inaafinr gehi from all main Una cara aj^: creto JaBetlo£

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