Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 13, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Monday, January 13, 1908
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.J yOt. JX. Xo. 48S. iriiole yo. 6363. SEC PAGES. lOLA, KAJfSAS, JAXCABX lS,/l*08^MOSDAY ETENOG. SIX PAGES. PSICI IW<| OJUTIh Al|lMPORTANTTERM WHITLOW ASD CREYISTO" CASES TO BE TBIED THIS MONTH. BE MUCH EXPERT TESTIMONY BOHRBAUGU CASE FROM OTTAWA MOST IMPORTANT CIYIL ACTION. Big Crowds Arc Expected to Attend Conrt—January Trrm Begins In the Momiu^. The January term or court which begins in the niornlns will bo ouc of the most Important In the history of the county. It will be Important In that two murder cases will be tried which have attracted attention over the entire state. In addition to the murder cases are many oilier cases of note. The case which wi:; probably draw the largest crowd to the court room and will ba the hardest fought Is that of the state vs. Sam Wliltlow, who is , charged with the murder of May Sapp on the evening of September 27 at.her^hbme in Moran. Owing to the prominence of the parties Involved and the mysterious circumstances sur rounding the case, it has already become one of the most noted in the state. Mr. WTiitlow has been out on bondi since the heartng. Both the state and the defense say they are ready for trial. The Creviston casp will OIPO attract considerable attention especially since the defense has decided to fLeht the case on insanity grounds and is making an effort to secure foreign allen- iKts to testify. CrevJston confesseil to tha officers that Tie murdered Wells Stewart but when arraigned he pleaded not guilty. Tti's case has been set for January 27th by agreement of attorneys, the object In setting It in advance having been to make it possible for th.^ attorneys to arrange definitely for the experts to come at a certain date. Several local physicians will al .'io testify for the defense In this case. It is reported that 'loth tho state and defense in the Whitlow case an^ plannlnj? to bring out-of-town physicians here who ar<? to give ex.ert testimony as to whether or not the woimds on Miss 'Sapp's throat were self-inflicted. Both sides are reluc-' tant to talk on the matter, however. It Is also reported that the state has some new evidence of some importance to the case. The trial of C. H. WTieaton, who is charged with manslaughter may be settled tomorrow in the habeas corpus proceedings brought by his attorneys to secure, his release, . they claiming that there »s not sufficient evidence to warrant his being held. The most important civil action is the Rohrbaugh case brought from Ottawa. This case created a great deal of Interest when tried last faU, owiag to the fact that $150,000 Is involved and a fine array of legal talent Is employed In the case. It is a suit over a bill brought by several church Institutions against relatives of Mr. Rohrbaugh to get possession of certain property. There Is about the usual number of cases this term. The civil actions will probably reach 120 and the.crim­ inal 20 or 25. A STATION BURNED FIRE IN KANSAS CITV CVISES LOSS OF OSE-FOIRTH MILLION. Y. -M. C. A. Rooms Exiires-s and Other Offices Were ExUblUhrd In Bamrd BiIIdiDf. JUDGE SWORE ONCE MAGISTRATE COLLINS MAKES ADMISSION IN TALK TO Y. M. C. A. Delivers a Strong Plea for Purity of Speech and the Temperate Life. In an address to men at the Y. M. C. A. yesterday Judue J, M. Collins gave expression to some of his Ideas as to the duty of all men to their fel low men. The talk was rull of striking thoughts, very strikingly put, and commanded the best of attention.- Judge Colllns's remarks Impressed the hearar at once with the Idea that the police magistrate Is one of those Individuals who do not mince words. In fact he calls a spade a spade. In a part of his address he used I'lus- trations from his own life. In urgln? his rearers to abandon the use of pro fenlty. both as an adornment of means of ennihasis to human speech, he freelj- confessed that he used profane language once In the past five \xars. He said that" some time a?:o' hf felt called upon to tell a man he was a liar, but unfortunately failed to suppress au adjective which crept in before the word liar. He passed over this incident hurriedly, however, and discussed the usc-essness of profanity, both as an adornment and liquor and, without ranting or delivering a curb stone lecture, mentioned a few things he had met with in his own life which will be helpful to the laigp body of young men who were privileged to hear him. Taken as a v.hole the judge's ta:;c was of such a character as to mnTie the average man "sit up" and "take notice." THAW CASE OPENED ilK.ST UITNK.S.SKS TKSTIFIKI» 1\ >L» VOKK lOlKT TODAY. The Defense Is Insiinitj—Mrs. Wm. Than Is III iit Home in I'IMslmnr. Kansas City. Mo., Jan. 13.—The union station annex In L'nion avenue was destroydl by fire at an early hour this : morninc;. The union station proper, one of Kansas City's tandmarks, was saved bjr firemen after a bard fight. The building burned contained the re- celTids offices of tbe Adams. Wells .~vsoD and Pacific E^zpress oompaaies tke branch aiaillns room of the post ^ , [of the Fred Harrer Badns House eomiMuur. tbe Pnllnan FalliioeXiar oompuur*s Uaea room and tits nilvar T. M. a A . rdoou. Tbe ^ •^iatMi. -ill ftrtm»r»f at • anuter ~oC t« York. Jan. i::—With a brief :iddrrs.s. Assistant District Attorney :'.arv;'.!i ojiened the Thaw case in earn- .'.<t this morning. He did no more ihan briefly ?kei<h the killing of Sian- ford While on .Madison Sciuare HfMif Cordon while the theatrical performance was going on. Uarvan consumed but twenty minutes. The defense," said Garvan, "Is Insanity. The law says that the only person e.vcused from criminal responsibility is. he who is so difflcient of rea.son that he does not know the nature of an act or that the act Is wrong. "With this delinition and this definition alone of law. I you the judge of all acts of this defendant on the ulght of June 2.">. iU»r,. which is the ight Stanford White was killed." . Garvan dwelt upon .the conversation Thaw had on the roof garden with James Smith, a brother-in-law of Stanford Wliite. The conversation he declared, was entirely sane and Indulged in just a few moments before he killing. Garvan declared In con- :;iuslon that to be judged by any court he believed homicide could be ex- .ilained as premeditated and deliberate and cowardly murder. .Mrs. Evelyn Thaw listened to the discu.ssion of the actual details of the tragedy with tense and drawn features Josei-h Thaw, a brother, and Mrs. George L. Carnegie, a sister, completed the family group. Thaw sat with his eyes fixed u|ion the prosecutor his head upon his hand. Mrs. William Thaw who is III in Pittsburg, has tele- Taphed ihait she will come to New .'ork when her testimony is desired. She is very sick, however. W. H. Voienny. a draughtsman, war .he frsi witness called. His diagram of the scene of the killing which the prosecution used throughout tbe first trial was iuirodvced as evidence. Jume3 Clinch Smith, the second witness, repeated his conversation with Thaw on the night of the tragedy. Smith was under cross-examination when the luncheon recess was ordered. CONNECT IP TWO NEW WELLS. (itj -Ittachlne Northmp Welln to MaloK Today. The wells which were drilled In Saturday fo trbe city on the Xorthrup tracts will be atuched to the city i.iolns this evening. The workmen arc tusy today making the connections. Another well will be drilled on this s.'.n-e tract while the other rig will b^ moved to the Wilson lease north of tals city. J. M. Rogers sUted this ntornlng iliai he did not expect^ a very big pressure well on the Wllosn lease but the volume will be good. , THE lOLA Land company of this city consummated a. deal this morti- ia^i arhereb]r Conntjr Treasurer ilL F. Bickl7 come* into poasesalon of a 105 lAcre fium in Barton cpontr. Uo. a able noa, hoiue la jU- MAY DEFEAT BRYAN FLEET CASTS ANCHOR: TO TRY IT TUESDAY .STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO PRE- -t-MERICAN BATTLESHIPS ARE VENT NEBRASKAN'S NOMINATION. S.IFE AT RIO JANEIRO. DEMOCRATS APPROVE PLAN 4,600 MILtS OF VOYAGE GONE .INTI-BRYAN DELEGATES TO BE SENT TO CONTENTION. If Bryan Wants Party liurmouy lie »III Withdraw—Plans Pro(,'re»s. hit; Rapidly. BBAZILI.VN FLEET ESCOItTED EVANS' MEN INTO THE HARBOR. Officers and Men Will Be Elaltorately Entertained by Gorrrumcnt and ~ CIrIc. Orgaulzatlong. Washington, Jan. H—The organized effort to prevent the nomination of William Jennings Hryaii has made such i)rogress that those behind the niovenieiil are iiroclaluilng thai when the national Democratic convention nicct.i they will be in position to tell .Mr. llryan some plain truths, which should'result In his withdrawal as al candidate. The plainest truth to be prosoiited to hliu Is thai if he iusists uiion becoming the nonihu'c the IJeuiocI-ats who bt'lleve iliat his leadership has at all times meant party disaster will neat his candidacy as he and his friends treated the candidacy of Alton U. Parker, and will make his defeat so overv.hejuing that he can never again be regarded as a presidential i)ossil)lIlty. In brief, llryan Is to be [old that he eliminate himself or be eliminated. In return for a promise lo withdraw, the men who believe that UryanH defeat in the convention is possible, will plcd.ije their suiiport to any other candidate Mr. Bryan and his riends may suggest. Di 'iHOcrats .Vpprove the Plan. One week ago the opi)oiionts of liry- HU had not prof;rcssed in their iiUins beyond the .'itase where it urged ih;it uninstructed delegates should be sent to the convention. Tile idea then was that if it could be shi>\vn that Bryan was not alisolijtoly sure of the nomination a cniifereiice of the leader.^ nii.i;hl be had and such action as would lirove irtsl fur thi? pariy mighl be planned. So responsive have l>emo- ,'raiic leaders shown themselves to the suggestion that Alt. Ii7 \an be side-} tracked, that a detcnuinaiion has now- been reached to elect a suIlicieiiL nui:;- ber of anti-Mryan delegates to make more than one-third of the couven-J lion. As the rule of Democratic con-j vi-ii!!oiis reciuires, that two-thirds of the votes are necessary to nominate, it Is seen that this ]ilan. If succf.-.^- I'ul. will place the auti-Bryan men in a jiositioi) to force roiislderutio:! to their u.:;.:cslions. I 'lilr -ss he has a clear iwo -tlilrds majority in the convenlitm .Mr. llr .vai; i.-. to lio told llitit \:s cmdi- Uacy at the jireseiit time is as ceilain lo prove adeiiiiucnl to llie Iieiiii*- ciaiie paiiy as it proved in former years. To Leave II ti» Bryan. If. Mr. llryan is ijiore intent upon making himself the candidate than upon obtaining unity and harmony in the Democratic organlaztloii, ii is expected that he will defy his enemies to do their worst. But if he is willing to jdace party aljove sellish interests, then he will be permitted to name ihe candidate. The right to do this is con ceded to Bryan and the majority of the delegaies. The minority mcreiy will declare thai Bryan must not be the man and will aiieiupt no further dictation. This .-cheino, it is said, i.- secretly indorsed by a majority of the Democratic leaders In all sections of the country. SHE LOSES OUT WHEATON HABEAS CORPUS PRO­ CEEDINGS CONTINUED TODAY Huniholdt Woman's .Vction .Wainst Ottawa Doctor for .Malpractice Not Sustalend. Ottawa., Kas.. Jan. 13.—The case of Burns against liitrney. which has been occupying the attention of district court for the jiast few days, went to the jury at o'clock Friday evening. The jury after balloting on the case for an hour, went to supper. It re- :urned and at returned a verdict for the defendant and was discharge<l. This will throw the costs on Ihe plaintiff. Mrs. Burns, thus ending the case ill district court, .^frs. Burns may api)eal. .Mrs. Burns charced malpraetice on the part of Dr. Burney of Itantoul. who was called to set a broken ankle, which she had fractured a .vear ago 'ast February, while visiting friends at llantoul. .Mrs. Burns lives at Humboldt and .\ttorney Orton of Humboldt represented her. with Attorney Deford. F. .M. Harris represented the defendant. Several Ottawa physicians testified for the defehdant, while .Mrs. Hums' evidence consisted principally of dei)osltlons of doctors and others from Humboldt. Dr. Burney Is well known in Franklin county- and the many friends of himself and his family will take a i>et:- sonal pleasure in his vindication. DR. COFFMAN MIKH BETTER. Local Physician Will i>e Back at Work Shortly. Dr. S. A. Coffman who has been ill for the past two or tnrae days called The Roister by phone this morning and Bttted tltat ^e.was veo' much Improved and wduld be out in a few ^ayi. 'He alM> stated that at no time bad bis OMiditkm beea^ ao serious as Buti With Understanding That the State Will be Ready Tomor,-ow Afternoon. Rio Janeiro. Jan. 13.—The American fleet of sixteen battleships entered the port of lllo Janeiro at 3 o'clock yester day afternoon, after a passage from fort of Sj)aln, Trluidad. jnore than 3,1)00 miles unmarred by serious accident, replete with Interesting incidents and ending with a royal welcome from the thousands that had gathered to greet the visitors. The Heel wel;ihed anchor at 4 o'clock on the afternoon of December 29, at Port of S|ialn. and exactly at 4 o'clock yesterday the vessels were swinging at their anchors In this beau- liful harbor. AH of the battleships are here, but the supply ships, Culgoa and Glacier, aie sti.'I at sea. not having been able to keep a'ong with the others. The fleet has now covered 4,600 miles, about a third of the distance of the voyage to San Francisco. ' Word that the fleet had passed Cape Frio, about forty-five miles out, was received at S:30 o'clock, and Immediately scores of tugs and other small craft, crowded with spectators, set out to meet the visitors and accompany them to Ihe anchorage. Outlined against the horizon the great battleships, stretched out in one long line, came slowly through the passage into the bav. Sailed ^MO Miles. .•\s soim as tht> anchorage was made, the lirazilian ii'ini.ster of marine. Admiral .\le!icar, tbe captain of the port, the .Xmeriean consul. G. K. Anderson, ihe coiiimatidants of naval divisions iitid the civic authorities went on board the Connecticut and extended a heart V welcome to Hear Admiral Evans, his ofllcers and men. All the way down froni Port of Spain the voyage was an enjoyable one and :tll o:i board the ships were well ind seemingly haiipy. To some extent tlie progress of the llei'l was hampered by the stronir currents and the swell, poor coal and iiilnor (lerangeineiifs of the auxiliary iiacl-.inery of several of the ships. Cn- 11 Friday, the I 'Mb, a uniforri speed if tf.i Iinols was main'ained. The speed was then Increased to eleven •iiiot;-. .-nd finally to twe've. All hroiii;h thr voyaee ibev encountered asani weather, and at no time was li- t.i-at excessive, eveii while crosses the etpiator. The first land sichted from the time of leavfn.g Port of Spain was off Per- nar.ihuco on the morning of the Sth. at a distance of twenty inlle.s. The next land to be sighted was Cape Frio his morning. Frun. abreast of Per- si'iiil.uco there were gentle, variable ri </es. with a smooth .=e;i and a lon.g sv.e;i frrim the southward. With a favorable current, the battleships suc- •e^sfully cf)mi)leted the lon:;"st sing'e •a.ii .-ace they have yet made. 3 300 miles, in which their caiiacity was well esied. Outside of Rio Janeiro a Brazilian Heel, consisting of three cruisers, ac- coniiianied by the .Xmerican lender Ya'.ikifm. met the .American battleships off Cape Frio, and after an exchange of greeiings steamed with lien- along the coast into a roadstead. .\ hearty welcome was extended to hi- officers and men by the minister of iiariiip in the name of the Brazilian governineni and Ihe nav.v. Bands layed and whisties blew, with the wav ng of many flags as the American hips steamed proudly through and dropped their anchors. The newspapers here publish spe- ial editions describing the splendid welcome extended to the .Vmericans. Several of the papers will Issue daily editions in Knglish during the stay of he fleet, and have made arrangements to secure extensive special dispatches from the I'nited States, so that the en may have tbe news of their own cotintry. The battleshliw fleet wilt remain at Rio de Janeiro for the next ten days where ofllcers and men will be elabor iitely entertained both by the government aiid the municipality and by organizations of citizens. THE WE.VTHER. Forecast for Kansas—Fair tonight nd Tues4lay: moderate temiierature. Data recorded at local office. V. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and year ago. Janaary \i. Yesterday. Yr. Vgo p. m 4:; ^1 p. m 41 37 p. m 40 37 p. m "4 36 10 p. m 34 . 37 2 midnight 31 37 Max. Temp '. 44 38 MIn. Temp -.28 35 Preclp. 7 p. m 0 0 Jaoiary IS. Today. Yr. Ago a. m 30 38 p. m. 28 40 a. m. ......28 40 s 10* »^ • 4^ W m 49 The Indications are today that the WTi?aton case will bo tried out on Its merits tomorrow afternoon. It will be remembered that the attorney for Mr. Wheaton brought habeas corjius proceedings last week to secure the release of their client claiming that there was Insufllcient evrence to hold hira. The date of the hearing on the habeas ^corpus proceedings was set for this morning before Judge- Foust. The defense appeared ready for trial. The state's attorneys tod the court that they wanted more time, suggesting that they could not be ready for trial until tomorrow afternoon. The defensa further insisted that the case come to trial today but finally yielded with the undei-standinu- that the state would really be ready tomorrow. A large number of peojjle wgre in the court room thinking that the case would come up today. BACK TO ILLINOIS Two lola Boys En Route Fast in Custody of Ottawa Police. (Ottawa Herald.) In ixdice court this morning were four men—or, more properly, two men and two boys. The boys were in their early 'teens and were dirty and trav- r-l stained to a radical degree. Theirs was a pathetic story—the pathos depending somewhat, however, upon the credence given the story. According lo the tale the two boys were on their way from Tola to lilinols. where they hoped lo get a place to stay tlirough the winter with relatives. They explained that their fatli- e^ was dead and their mother married again, and that th.-lr step-father rf fused lo [irovide for them. An Illinois relative had offered them a chance to work for their iKiard during the winter and more profitable employment during the s!imnir->r. and they lad started arroi=s the cuntry. Th" ctt.v concedrd iTi>' bo .'.'S the right to tlie night's lodging, and to breakfast and dinner. The.v arranged to re.sume their tramp this afternoon. THE JAPS WORRIED Politrrians Don't Like .Vmeriean Sentl- niput .Ibout Excloslon of Japs. Tokio. Jan. 13.—Incoming cablegram.^ indicating an overwhelming sentiment in America in favor of an exclusion bill, are causing much uneasiness among leaders of all shades of iKrfitics. who repeatedly have expressed the conviction that the Amerl- ean.s did not desire to discriminate gainst Jaiianese and would accei)t the nttiude of the .lapanese govern- fheat as evidence of its sincere desire not to embarrass the American government and at the same time to preserve f.-iendly relations with Japan. I'neasiness has been intenslfled by the delay of a reply from Washington to the Japanese note of December 31. Much that is being written concerning the Japane.'^e policies and especial Iv regarding the relations between Ja;>an and .\merica is merely campaign literature calculated to influence the fall elections. The governnient's policies of increasing taxation and limiting emigration are attacked most frequently. It Is offlclally announced that the reported resignation of Isaburo Yani- agata, minister of communications. Is Incorrect. In an Interview M. Yamagata sjild that the differences In the •ablnet concerning the railroad ap- iroprlatlon had been amicably settled. OLD RESIDENT DIES. Daniel Myers's Funeral Occurs This Afternoon. TWO CONVENTIONS REPl'BLICAN CENTRAL COMMIT* TEE SO DECIDED SATURDAY. IT WILL BE HELD AT lOLA CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY PROBABLY HELD ON FEB. 22. .Many Candidates Attended Meetin;^ Details of County Convention to Be Arranged Later. Daniel Myers, aged S6. died at his home In Gas City Sunday morning} at 3:30 o'clock. Mr. Xyers has been quite III for some time and his death was not unexpected. He waa ona of the oldest residents m tills vicinity, having lived on a farm near Colony for many years. The funeral services were conducted from the family rssidence this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Leeper, pastor of the Pres- bTterian church, of |Gas City, olBciat- iCf. A; larvBamiawr or fri«nds at The Republican county central committee met Saturday afternoon in tha K. P. ball and spent-the entire aftei^ Dcon on matters of Importance to the party. A majority of the precincts were represented and it was decided by motion to allow the delegates who were present from precincts that were not fully represented the power tc cast the full vote of the precinct. Chairman Northrup in ca'llng tho n:eeting to order explained fully tho objects and Invited all present to give their views. That the invitation was heartily accepted Is attested to by the fact that the entire afternoon was consumed. G. R. Gard in order to get the ball started rolling made a motion that a primary election be held Febnary 29 and a county convention March 2nd, according to the Crawford county sj-stem for the nomination of candidates for the county offices and th.^ selection cf delegate^ to the state convention, the congressional convention, the, judicial convention, the senatorial convention and to take such other action as necessary regarding pi'esidentiai electors and delegates to the national convention. Mr. Cards motion started a discussion as to the probability of the passage of a primary law by the legislature when It meets on the 16th of this month. Some thought that the law if paFsrd misht not be operative at. once, while others thought that U would go into effect immediately. Con s:ilering tho uncertainty E. X. Wert moved as a substitute that the committee adjourn to meet immediately •ifter the adjournment of the special s»i;sion. Mr. Gard protested that Mr. Wert's motion was not a substitute and he was sustained by the chairman. Both motions were then wlth- il'-awn. .-\ motion*was then made that two conventions be T.eld and on a vote It would found that the majority were r •Ti favor of It. A motion followed that a primarr and caucus be held on the rlate hereafter to "ne fixed for the con- cressionai prlmarj" in each precinct for the selection of delegates to a county convention to be held on the Tu?.=day following the primary caucus. Delegates to the state convention, the senatorial convention, the judicial convention and delegatjes to the congressional convention will be se!.?cted by the county convention. The delecates to said county convention to be selected in each prtclnct in such manner as the committee of the precinct may decide. This mo- ion carried. WTiile no date could be' fixed definitely for the primary and caucuses it is very likely tTiat they will be held on February 22. It Is known to be the wish of -Mr. Scott that this date be selected and it Is entirely likely that his wi-sh wi'l be acceded to. It was then moved and- seconded that the names of the candidaias l»e printed on the primarj- ballots. Carried. A motion that received a second and was voted down was one to assess each candidate for judge 950.00; each candidate for governor $25.00; ach candidate for senator $25.00. and each candidate for congress $50. It was then moved and seconded that delsgates to the county convention should be selected on a basis >f one delegate for every fifteen votes cast at the last general election for . secretary of state. A motion that the convention should be held at lola and that it wou'd prob ably be necessary to rent -a hall brought E. N. Wert to his feet with a proposltkm that if the convention would be held at Humboldt that that city would furnish a free hall. A sUn- ilar offer came from Mr. Turner *ot, I.aHarpe but Mr. H. Klanmaim. whoi 13 a candidate for treasurer came tdj Iota's rescue with a proposition that he wou 'd persooaUy guarantee a free ball for the conventioa af'161a. A vote showed the nujoilt^ ia faTor of holdiw tta «oi|T«Bti^:Jiff«. This

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