Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 31, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Thursday, December 31, 1908
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I'' THE REGISTER HAS THE LARGEST BONA-FIOE CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER PUBLISHED IN ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS.' TOLUHB XI. 5IT1IBER M. SIX PAGES. lOLA, KANSAS, DECEMBER SI, IMA^THUBSPAT ETEX06. SIX PAGES. moi vwo ADDS TD T STRAYI5fi AND HALF.>AKED PEOPLE BOAjnxG THI; STREETS. I... U.S. TO THE RESCUEli MILLION AXD A HALF OF XAVY RATIONS STARTED FOR ITALY. RiLIEF WORK IS SLOW NEARLY A IHNDKED TRAVELERS WERE AMONG THE Vlf'TIMS. Tfap Bodies Arf> Beliii; Unmed to Prr- TPiiJ Dlxeasp from lireakinir Out. New York, Dec. 31.—The United States Naval Supply ship Celtic will Mil from this port today with a million and a half dollars' worth of navy rations for the Italian earthquake suf- frrors. The rations were originally Intended to supply the battleship fleet. Paris, France, Dec. 31.—A special dispatch received here from Rome says that ninety-six guests Including Americans, English and French travelers were staying at the Hotel Trin- aeria at Messina, when the city was destroyed. They all perished. The proprietor of the Trinaeria alone es- ^caped. There are only two survivors of the guests who were quarters in the Hotel De France. .;.^..;..> ^- •:• •> •:• •:• •s- Mayor ('alls Mass Meeting. .M. Gayiord Kcblneon. mayor of lola, yesterday evening Issued a jiroclamatlon calling a mass meeting of citizens to meet in the fyrmers mom of the Allen county court house tonight, to take yoiiip n)e:i.siircs to do the humane art of providing lola's share for the relief of the people in the stricken districts of Italy. "J though that we, as a city, ought to do something to he-p the sufferers across the seas," Mayor Robinson said this morning. "I do not know in just what manner the peoj>le desire to proceed, but 1 am sure that we want to give .something for the relief of the earihnuake victims. The meeting tonight will be more for the pur pose of discussing relief plans and In what manner the funds shall be soliciteU than anything else. I will bo present to take part in the meeting and I shall be willing to take the advice of the peo|)le regarding the nieiho<l which they desire to take In providing relief." .Mayor Robinson said that he thought It wise to select a committee to take charge of the re- 'Icf work and to forward the funds through uonie official channel. .;. Reggie, Calabria, Dec. 31.—As a precautionary measure against an outbreak of pestilence the bodies of the persons killed in the earthquake are being burned. Messina, Dec 31.—A frightful scene occurred here today amid the ruins of the customs house. Famished individuals who were groping among the debris in the hope of discovering food were attacked by others and obliged to defend their finds with their lives. Washington, Dec. 31.—It was jecld- ed today to send the great American fleet to the Italian ports to aid the sufferers. The fleet is now on.its way home neai Port Said. Rome. Dec. 31.—Ai^other violent earthquake shock was felt at Messina yesterday afternoon. The second shock finished the work of ruin. Thi= few buildings which were left standing: after the quake of Monday co'• lapsed, and It is feared that many more persons were killed. It Is beleved that the ruin of Messina is now complete. Many survivors who were awaiting conveyance by warship from the scene were killed. Many persons engaged In the work of rescue a ].so were killed. King and Queen Unharmed- King Victor Emanuel and Queen Helena were in Mussina when the second shcok came, but were not injured. The straits of Mosslna are blocked with floating wreckage, jnlnsled with •which are the corpses of men and anima's. On account of this wreckage and the changes in the coast line navigation is mast dlfflcult. The death list Is growlne. It Is estimated that .^>O.OnO or 75.000 have been killed in Messina. Thiit Regglo. . -with its population of 47,000, has heen obliterated there seems now no rea- Bon to doubt. Only meager Information has come from the Immediate district in which the city stood. One man who says he approached the city after it had suffered from shock and wave, said that It looked as If It lay in the ruins of centuries. List Mav Reach 200,000. In Ba»niara the dead are 2.000. Pal- TOl. a city of 10,000. has 1,000 killed. The town of Cassano has unearthed ROO bodies already, and 1,000 are believed to be dead there. Cattanisetta mav have lost 1.500. Gazzari is aald to haw suffered a loss of 1,500. In smaller places there are-some enormous mortalities. Semimara lost 600. >-A like niimber perished in Sosenui .The nnmber of dead probably will proMbly readh 150.000 and possibly mm. VtnmK HM mninX of now on the ynj to SleOr <k« Mfflww are suffering the extremity of hunger. Reports from Catania describe them as vainly raking among the ruins for scraps of bread or anything else that can he eaten. They are mostly half naked and many bear undressed wounili. Numbers of others wander abo'it. appealing to passersby, who are a little more fortunate than themselves, to help them. Cold Rain Adds to Horror. The weather is raw and rainy. A piercing wind adds to the misery. There have been many Instances of robbing the dead. There is no definite news concerning the Americans who were in the affected area. No te'egrams are arriving from Messina except those addressed to the government. These all ponlain requests to hasten aid. American bankers in Rome are constantly receiving telegrams from .\racrlca isking for news of relatives and friends who are feared to be In Sicily. Most of the persons Inquired for have been traced either here or to Florence, where they arc spending the Christmas holidays. Some, who had intended to spend the winter In Taor- mlna or elsewhere in Sicily, delayed their departure for the island. Hence it Is believed that few were there. Too Frightened to Talk. Train after train is bringing in the refugees from Messina to Palermo and Catania. They are arriving by the thousand.*!. The trains returning to Messina hear nurses, physicians, hospital outnts and soldiers. Among the refugees are hundreds of Injured. Others are sick from days of exposure and fear. Many are violently Insane. All mourn .relatives or friends. The fugitives, exhausted by their woes, are most of them incapable of giving the least account of what befell the doomed city. From the few who have told connected accounts, something of the full horror of the events In Messina has been earned. Half of the military garrison were killed in their barracks. Of the whole police force of 200 men. a roll call after the shock showed only forty-six remaining. The convicts. liberated by the falling of the jail, committed awful depredations upon dead and living. In the reign of general terror they were unchecked. Convicts Hold Streets. They still hold possession of the streets and add murder aiid arson to the horrors going on. Fires are continually springing up new In the ruins of Messina. They have overwhelmed many injured, pinned In the wreckage of their homes, who were not fortunate enough to meet a more su.lden death. Wreckage of various sorts was ca- rled throu^out the lower part of the city. The Inhabitants were In a panic. They left their houses and crowded Into the streeU. The terror of the population Anally subsided, however when the blabop led a procesaton through thie atreets earrrlnc in bla '•raw aa tanage of St Loda, lAIeh waa supposed to have miraculous powers. The Relief Work Is Slow. Rome, Dec. 31—^Tbe dispatches from the stricken zone say that a large army would be required to cope with the pressing needs of the survivors who are roaming about half clad and starving, some of them dragging articles of clothing from the smouldering ruins to protect themselves from the piercing winds. Terrible suffering Is Inevitable before the relief stores can arrive. The rescue parties, military, naval and civil of different nationalities are performing prodigies, hut the task before them Is almost hopeless. Added to the difficulty of obtaining food and water, there are no drugs or surgical appliances. Heart breaking appeals for help are heard on every side, to which only inadequate response Is possible. Temporary hospitals are being rigged up, hut only a comparatively few can be relieved. All the sovereigns and the heads of states of the foreign governments have sent expressions of condolence. France's message was especially warm and is is sending five warshlp.t from Toulen to Messina. This Is hailed as a token of love from a sister race. The minister of marine received word last night that the stenmshlps Tiiormliia and Campania, laden with 4.').000 beds and a large supply of provisions, had left Genoa bound for Messina. Other steamers also bountifully stocked are on their way to the stricken cities from various ports. At present there are twelve warships at Messina, four Italian, four British and four Russian, as well as several destroyers and steamers, the latter belonging to the Italian Central Navigation company. The injured are being carried aboard the steamers and will be removed to Naples. General Marazzi, commandant at Catanzaro, has telegraphed to the government that he has tried vainly for two days to reach Reggio by land and sea. The roads are Impracticable and the shore has torn and twisted, as far as he has traveled In Calabria, that It was Impossible to approach the water. At the ministry of marine word has bee received that frightful looting and pillage occurred at Reggio. This place already overwhelmed will have few survivors as It has been Impossible for the relief expeditions to reach It. ooooooooooooooooo o o O A New Year's Re«iolntlon. O O (By the Rev. Cliarles Stelzle.) O O To impute to no man.lnslncer- O O Ity of purpose simply because he O O does not agree with me. O O To give every man credit for O O the general tendency of his life O O In spite of the occasional mishap O O which halts his progress. O O To pay no attention to gossip, O O unless the bearer of the tale Is O O willing to tell It to the one ac- O O cused. O O To remember the pit from O O which I was dug, befo're I pass O O judgment upon any other man. O O To judge no man unless I am O O willing to be judged according to O O the judgment of the Just. O O To lift up the man who has fal- O O len, probably because he was O O carrying a heavier burden than 1. O O To give life the largest mean- O O Ing. with no narrow outlook elih- O O er for myself or for my fellows; O O to believe that every other man Is O O worthy of the best that is mine, O O and to try eaniesily to see ihnt O O he gets it. O O O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BURTON TO WIN OUT rHAS. p. TAFT AND SEN. FORAKER WITHDREW FROM RACE TODAY. WAS FOR PARTY HARMONY THIS WAS MOTIVE THAT PROMPTED TAFT'S WITHDRAWAL. HOWARD WHEATON WILL M.VNAGE THE AIRDOME THIS COMING SE.VSON. Y. M. T. A. REf EPTION. Open at Local Association Building Tomorrow Afternoon. The reception to the citizens of lola given at the Y. M. C. A. tomorrow af- lernoon from 2 to tt o'clock will be one continual round of entertainment. The irymnaslum classef will give a series of gym stunts and a basket ball game n the gym room- on the second floor. •Swimming exhlblflond. high and long distance dives wIM lie given In the ool (in the first floor. TO RE-ELECT WELLHOU8E. Hon. J. T. Trcdway Is on the Committee on Resolutions. The State Horticultural Society, hlch is now In sesdion at Topeka.. will probably re-elect Walter Wellhouse, tiie presctnt secretary, who spoke to the Allen County Horticultural society here some tirao ago. So far there Is no other candidate In the leld. Hon. J. T. Tredway la a raein- r of the committee on resolutions at the state inectlng. b( J. H. Hall III. .1. H. Hall of r.24 North .lefferson avenue. Is reported to be very low. .Mr. Hall Is 9C years of age and little hope Is entertained for his recovery. Ed. Canfleld to Topeka. Ed. Canfle'd who has been visiting relatives and friends In the city during the holidays, returned to Topeka this afternoon where he is taking a course In the Topeka Business college. "Billy" McClure Here. •Billy" McCIure came down from Topeka this morning to attend the Elks' ball and visit with home folks. He will go from here to Coffeyvllle to take his old position as advertising manager of the Coffeyvllle Journal. Roof on Sanitarium. Workmen are today putting on the oof of the fifth atory of the lola sanl- torlum building which is being erected two miles west of the city. The building will be ready for occupancy about June Ist. :^HE WEATHER. Foraeaat liar Kanaaa: Snow tonight «r FrMajr, mrltli rlalnfl tMUHntura. .Vn Excellent (''roup of Companies Will Visit lolu Next Summer Says Circuit .Manager. Leaves the Field Practically Clear for Congressman Burton—A Great Fight. Columbus. O... Dec. 31.—Chas. P. Taft this morning withdrew from, the senatorial race. "In the Interest of party harmony."" His strength will be delivered to Congressman Burton, Insuring the latter's election. Ijiter Senator I-'oraker withdrew. This leaves the field practically clear for Hurton. The Register Is In receij)t of a letter from The Uell-Olendorf & Ballard Amusement company outlining their program for the coming aca.son at The Alrdome and announcing the selection of a local manager. The letter states that .Mr. Howard Wheaton will be the local manager and that he Is the only j)erson here authorized to give out statements concerning the Alrdome. The Register has known for some time that Howard Wieaton was slated for the position, but has never had authority to give the matter publication unUl today. Howard wi!l make a good manager for the Bell-Olendorf people as he has been with them a good many years and is well acquainted with their systems. He Is a young man of irreproachable rei)utation and holds the confidence and esteem of the peo|ile here. The Alrdome will be on the same circuit as the last two years and already many companies have been contracted for. ,\mong are the •Huttnn-nalley company," •Clint and Bessie Uobhins company," '•The Wolford Slock comiKiny.^' ••\Vhyie llra- mailc company." '•Wlddlfield Slock company."' "The K.arle Stock com- I»any," "iVorlh Mros. Comedians." 'Halley & I/ickwood company," •'Hltch- dard company." The actors composing the ••('lint & nessls Co. have been with the Chase- Msler company for seven years. The "Wh.vie nramatic company" ou the circuit last year and made good The "Wlddlfield Stock company" Is a Florld'\ ihfiw WWIK <^ii 11lich-(ianl Co.""' 5n:i always bee., in the extreme nortl.West. HE WAS NEVER TRIED The Judqe of "Kangaroo Court" Says J. E. Beach's Case Is Still Pending. The judge of "Kangaroo court' at the county Jail takes exception to the allegation of J. E. Beach, who brought suit for damages against the sheriff and undersherlff yesterday, that he was tried before that tribunal to his humiliation and disgrace. An agent of this court Informs a Register reporter that the records of the court show that Beach upon his arrival af the jail was duly arraigned for trial but pleaded surprise and was given until the next morning to make his answer. For some reason his case was never called and Is still pend ing. Sheriff Bollinger, one of the parties to the defense, said this morning that be and Mr. Boatright would have no difficulty In showing that there was probable cause for the detention of Mr. Beadi. Regiater Want Ada Bring ReaulU. Chas. P. Taft, the editor of the Cincinnati Times-Star, was born In Cincinnati December 21st, 18-1.3. His father (1810-91) was once attorney general of the United States. .Mr. Taft graduated from Yale In 1864, from Columbia law school In 1666. He attended Heldelburg university In 1866 and also studied In Berlin and Paris. He studied law from 1869-79 when he bought a controlling Interest In the Cincinnati Times. The following year the Times was consolidated with the Star. In 1873 .Mr. Taft was married to .\nne Sllnton. From 1895-97 he was a member of In 1904 he was presidential elector-at-large of Ohio and was president of the Ohio electoral college In 190.''>. He resides In Cincinnati. Congressman Theodore Burton, who will evidently be the next 17. S. senator from Ohio, has been a member of congress since 1889. He was the Republican nominee for mayor of Cleevland in 1907. He is a prominent c'ub member and an author of considerable note, his best known work being the "Life of John Sherman." The probable new senator was born in Jefferson. Ohio, December 20th, 1851. He Is a graduate of Oberlin College and wa.s admitted to the bar in 1875. Senator J. B. Foraker who withdrew from the today has served Ohio In the U. S. senate since from 1S97, to the present time. He was born July "th, 1846, on a farm near Rainsboro, Ohio., and saw service In the Civil war from 18i)2 to the close, enlisting as a private but later being promoted to the rank of first lieutenant and brevet captain, fie graduated from Cornell In 1869 and the following year was married to Julia, daughter of Hon. H. S. Bundy of Jackson county, Ohio. Immediately after his graduation he was admitted to the bar :i«d began practice In Cincinnati. Because of III heath he resigned from the office of judge :of the BU- iierlor court of Ohio It! 18,82, after having served three years. As the Re- Itiibllcau party's candidate for governor (if Ohio In I8S3 hn was defeated, but was elected In. 1885 and In 1887. In 18S9 he was again defeated tor governor. He was chairman of the Republican convention of Ohio In 1886, 1890, l.VHfi and 190(t. He was delegate at-large from Ohio to the national Republican convention of 1884, 1888 1892, 1896, 1900 and 1908. He presented the name of Hon. John Sherman for nomination for the presidency to the convention^of 1884 and 1888. md the name of wim. McKInley to the conventions of 1896 and 1900. BLAKfe WAS CONVICTED. Sentenced to Serve Four Years for Attempted Bribery. San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 31.—E. A. S. Bake, a contractor, who was convicted of attempting to bribe J. M. Kelly, a prospective juror In the Rnef bribery trial, was sentenced today to four years in the penitentiary. Mayberry Honored. Prof. L. W. Mayberry. superintendent of the loal schools, was honored by the State Teachers' Association yesterday by beelng appointed chairman of the nominating committee. The committee is composed of one member from each oontreaslonal dla- trietof the atate. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O O O VAjm From the Red Cross. O O Washington, Dec. 31.—The ex- O O ecutive committee o( the Amerl- O O can National Red Cross today de- O O elded that as the California relief O O work of the society will termln- O O ate tomorrow' |50,000 from the W O surplus fund for that work now O O In the hands of the Red Cross be O O appropriated for relief of the suf- O O ferers in southern Italy. This O O money will be transmitted to- O O morrow through the state depart- O O ment direct to-the Italian ifed O O Cross at Rome. It also was de- 6 0 cided to request the governors O O of all states aiding in the coUec- O O tlon of funds for the Italians to O O have such contributions trans- O D roitted through the regular .^mer- O O lean Red Cross organization, eith- O O er at Washington or in the states; O O as the only recognized national O 0 relief agencies for the distribu- O 0 tlon of such funds. O 0 O OOOOOOOOOOOOOO o o o CAPITAL STOCK UP INTERURBAN PHOMOTEKS IN- CRE.\SE .STOCK TO 12 MILLION. Paid iiW In Cash to the .state KHn.sfls for the Priviletre of Increase. of V Topeka story says: The Independence, Topeka and Kansas City electric railway promoters got in to the limelight again today, when they applied to the secretary of state for permission to Increase their capitalization stock from ten to twelve millions of dollar.s. This Is going some for It lihem |250 in cold cash U take this step in the buiidiug of theli road on paper. The Kansas City and Kansas Southwestern Railway company is the title of the corporation and W. Laming Is president and C. S. Dudley, secretory of the road. The stock Is divided into 120.000 shares of flOO each. Thf road is to pass through the countlei. of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Jefferson Douglas, Shawnee, Franklin, Anderson, Allen, Neosho. Wilson. Labette and Montgomery and is to be 250 miles in length. .Much has been written and spoken of this pro|)osed road and It has been financed once or twice. This Increase in capital stock tends, to show th- confidence and progress of the promoters?, if nothing else. The road will be of inestimable benefit to Kansa.= and there is at this time better prospects than ever before of it belnp built. SHE'S AFTER REEIT MOTHER OF DOl^HE HORN WAHTS A WITNESS H^ABD. IF REED GETS A NEW TRIAL SAYS THE GIRL BAN AWAT FSOK HOME ONE NOON. Mrs. Horn Declares She Wired Of* fIcerH and Sent Pletorea Oat WRhont Aran. I A WATCH SERVICE Prayer, Praise and Song In the First Methodist Church Tonight. A service of prayer and song will be held tonight In the First -Methodist church. The following program has been arranged for the evening: 7:30—Business meeting of the Sunday School Board. Intermission and social greetings. Music. "The Past Year from' the Sister's Point of View"—Mrs. O. W. Holmes "Joys of the Year Religiously"—R. W. See. Music. "Reminiscences of the Year"—E. W. Myler. "What of the Outlook for the Cause of Prohibition"-Judge J. M. Collins. Music. "WTjat of the Future?"—L. C. Beatty. "Does It Pay to be a Christian from I.^awyer's Point of View?"—W. H. Anderson. 1908 and 1909 from Young Peope's Standpoint—^Mrs. Grant Miller. Social meeting and refreshments. All are Invited to attend this meeting. John H. King went to Kansas City this afternoon on business for the North American Accident Insurance compaity. Hospital Burned. well hosplul of this city, was destroyed by fire last night. All patients wer^ removed to safety. Toeaon, Aria.. Dee. 31.—The valt^ Mrs. Frances Horn, of Wagoner, Oklahoma, wants to kndw what'a gj>- . Ing on. She has written to William Gates, chief of police, asking for all the Information concerning the arreat and sentence of her daughter. Doanle Horn, that the chief nmy have araU- ible. Mrs. Horn complains because hlef Gates did not write to her aa he promised and Chief Gates explains by raying, that he had turned the matter )ver to .John Woodln. probation officer ."or reply. Well, chief." Mrs. Horn writes, i"I vlll rite you a few lines in regard jto' ny girl as you promised that yoa vould rite to me a Sunday and let me •{now, and I hant got no letter yet. I i &nt you to rite to me and let m« know all the particulars about her, \ vhen you got her and where she was •vhen you got her and when he will ;et a new trial for I want to be there and I want some witness In the next trial, for the girl run away from jchool at noon and I never knew anything about it until after school waa out that evening and the other ^Irl ?ame home and then I sent a measage :o parson that night and I bad foor olctures taken and given to the Bheritt o send off and I never heard anything intll Saturdiay. they was a man said >he was at Caney, Kas.. and I sent a -, elegram there and never got no answer until yesterday. And then Son- lay I heard that she was there and I Toned to you or had it done and yod ;ald you would rite to me at once and ou hant rote to me yet and I want vou to ans on return mall. I want a 'etter from you for I want to go and see the girl and I want to hear from vou before I go. So please ans on return mail and oblige yoyra truly." • The officers are unable to fathom Mrs. Horn's letter. She writes Tan^f . Ing about wanting to have "some wit-; less" at the "his" new trial. It la presumed, of course, that "he" Is LMT- 8 Reed, the erstwhile lorer of Donnie Horn. It is anything but certain that Lewis will get a new tr^l and even f he does, Mr^ Horn could wreak rreater vengeance on him by hartnc ilm talcen to Oklahoma for trial ttian \ ;he could by assisting the prosecatkm 'lere. Apparently the Wagoner offlcera lid not communicate with Mrs. Horn iromptly when Chief Gates asked •hem for Information. Mrs. Horn ieema to have known nothing of the 'rouble until Donnie had reached lola. ind was arrest^ and finally aentea- ;ed to the Betolt school for girls. Mra. . Horn may go to see her daughter, hot t Is too late to save her from tha <entence of the court. It will be recalled that Donnie Horn, I white girl, and Lewis Reed, a negro, were arrested here some time ago. Ree was found guilty of enticing the drl away from home for Immoral par- ooses and the girl was tlven a aan- 'ence to the Belolt school for girla. aa 1 corrective measure. Reed Is atlU la 'he county Jail awaiting action on a -notion for a new trial. • ..;;'eli Chief Gates wrote to Mra.'. morning giving her a comi of the case. THREE TEXPIS XATGI Loral Team Has Arraaged f| With the Ckamrte The tenpin enthusiasts have arranged for a s«^ ?ames to b* played booster club of this di ante team. Two of ilayed here and one. first game of the It the Royal sile] It 8 o'clock, ^n* '9 as foUowa Bbr leaner, 'W<tb«r' For I( er. Powler

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