Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 15, 1908 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 15, 1908
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Hmm Um TOL n. K*. 481. Wk«l6 H*. CMS. HXFKIBK lOLA, KAirSAS. JAinriXT It, 1N6.— WEDXEWAT ITEIIIKCL #ENED BANK DOOR AITEXPT WAS MADE TO BOB flAS ' CUT BANK LAST TflGHT. NO MONEY WAS SECURED XOXEf DBAWERS WERE OPENED BUT SAFE WAS UMOUCHED. OfBcisIs Are at Loss to Understand Motire Which Prompted Man to LeaTe Work I'ncomplefed. What Is believed ta have been an attempt to rob the Qas City State bank was discovered last night at 10:30 o'clock. About 10:IS o'clock a man driving a horse to a top bugio'. drew up In I (rant of the bank building. He got otit.and hitched his horse to the telephone pole which stands directly in frant ot the front entrance to the bank,' after which he walked to the door and after fumbling around long enough to unlock it he walked in. Mrs. Rrid. landlady of the Kndlcott hotel across the street north from the bank, saw the man but thought nothing strange at all because, she thought It was either John D. Remsberg, presl dent of the bank, or J. S. Christian, cashier. Her suspicions were aroused however, about twenty minutes later when the man came out and left; the bank door standing wide open. She telephoned at once to the Remsberg residence and told Mr. Remsberg what had happened. Mr. Remsberg hurried to the bank where he found the door open as had been reported. He rushed in and. made a hurried examination but fodnd nothing disturbed except that the money drawers bad been drawn, out and left standing wide open. Air the mibney tiad heen t^en from the drawers and placed in the B^fe. at closing time. The safe, how- eve^:, hiad not been touched. Whether the man intended to come back- later in the evening and complete the robbery, qT whether he merely entered the boilding for the purp^j^ ot planning a future robbery is a matter of speculation with the bank officials. The persons who saw the man enter the bank, cannot give a description of him as they did not observe him closely. Neither do they know which way he drove from the building when he left. It is believed that the man entered the bank with a skeleton key. He, however, would have had to make a key especially constructed. .Mr. Rems berg, president of the bank, stated this morning that he may have left the door unlocked when he left the building early In the evening, but he was quite sure that he did not. Had the man succeeded In getting Into the safe he would have inade a big. haul as there was more than the usual amount of currency In the bank at the time. HENRY LOCKE HURT Theatrieal Man Snffers Broken Leg la Automobile Accident at Lawrence. COLD WAVE COMING Weather Observer Schoppe Thinks it Will be Ten Degrees Al»ove Zero Tomorrow. A cold wave is coming. The weather report at the local office indicates that there will be a great drop in the mercury. W. J. A. Schoppe, local weather observer, said that the Change will be r arked with a tem- peratuic of about 10 degrees above tero, which m&ns a drop of twenty- flve decrees as It was 35 above at 1:3d o'clock. The drop In the temperature coupled with the high northerly winds wi'l mean the coldest time of the year. CHAS. POOLE IS INSANE. Stranger Did Not Meet With Accident •Wprd was received from Kiowa, OUa.rthiE morning that Chas. Poole '. who was picked up here north of Car\ lyle day before yesterday in a demented condition, was insane and stated that his brother lived in Sa line county. The offlcer* here have been ia.donbt as to whether Poole 's eobditioB was ibe result! of a blow on tiM h«ad or wlietlier he was de- rastad. Ttta vord from' Kiowa indl- caiM tt^ Ija la l ^BowB to be of va- womk tfOmLr: Bb teoOar vfll ba no- Henry Locke, who is well known her as a member of Locke's Stock com pany, is lying in Dr. Simmons hospital at Lawrence with a broken leg as the result of an automobile accident. The Journal says: J. H. Dunkel and Henry W. Locke were Injured this afternoon in an automobile accident near Haskell Institute in the 1800 block on Haskell Avenue. They were out in the Dunkel White Steamer touring car and a tire burst, throwing the men into the road. Henry Locke has one leg broken and Dunkel has a scalp wound. The ambulance was called and the men were taken to Simmons' hospital for treatment. Henry Locke is with the Locke's sho wcompany which Is now filling a three night's engagement here. STEWART TESTIFIES Attendant of PhlUdclphia Club Told of Errentrlrltles of Harry K. Thaw. New York, Jan. 15.— Dr. Horatius W. Wood, of Philadelphia, was called to the Bland when the Thaw case opened today. Dr. Wood some years ago made an examination of Harriet Alice 1 haw, a relative of the defendant He testified she was of unsound mind. The next witness told of the new ec- :entricitles of Thaw just before the -illing of \\Tiite. He was Christopher naggan. a steward of the New York WTiist club who was in the club five lays before the tragedy. Although ;he day was hot. Thaw insisted on taking a screen with him wherever he went about the rooms. He was very nervous, excitable and cirritable ind once as he passed the witness was muttering "This is awful." Baggan itaid Thaw finally came up to him and isked him to have a package put in he safe. •What was in the package?" asked LittJotcn. Three cigarettes were w^rapped in tiafo;i." WITNESS DENIES IT DR. PETERSEN TESTIFIED IN WHEATON CASE TODAY. He Didn't Recall Substance of SUta. ment He Is Alleged to Have biven Officers, THEY ESCAPED ARREST. Mrs. Martin and Milfnrd R ^Tf>n<) Left Town Last >'ight-ChUd at Orphan's Home. Mrs. Martin alias Mrs. Stevens, who attempted suicide several days ago, md Milford Stevens whom she has been living wtih at 308. North Elm street, left town In a rather mysterious manner yesterday evening. It is believed that they in some way learned that they were to be arrested and left town before the authorities had time to arrest them. It I is not likely any effort will be made to cause their return as the child was yesterday afternoon put in the bands of the loia Orphan's Home until she could be sent to the State Orphan Home at Atchison. Mrs. Bennett ?tated today that she had received a lettcjr from Mrs. Martin's relatives. It is likely that they will come and ask for the custody of the child. It is said that Mrs. Stevena gap* the child some kind of a tablet yesterday which was thought to be poison, but as the child did not suffer from the effects it must have been of harm !ess nature; ALLISON TO ACT AS DEPUTY. mil Assist During Busy Season of Conrt. W. L. Allison will be deputy clerk the court during the January term which began yesterday. Ulenn Finney is the regular deputy but his work as court stenographer during the busy time of court will make It impossible for him to do all of the work and hence Mr. Allison Is secured. TBYISG PICKPOCKET CASE. Mort Simpson, a Cripple^ Is the Ac- cased. The case of the state vs Mort Simpson who is charged with attempting to pick the pocket of a Mr. Russell last fall Is being tried this afternocm to a Jnry. Simpson is undersized and slightly crippled. The offense is said to have occurred on circus day last fall. Uncoln. Nebr.. Jan. 15.—The state rallawy commission today approved a plan, to compel the railways to famish rbotographs and oomplete details oC wredok A aON vaa tan todv to Mx.*»M When the Whfeaton habeas corpus case opened this momins a big crowd was present, although court was called earlier than usual that a Ft. Scott witnesji might go home on the morning train. The chief interest in the case tjoday centered abont the two new witnesses the state introduced. Dr. B. W. Petersen, of Kansas City, and Vic Harkey, of Ft. Scott The state is attempting to sliow that Mr. Wheaton took Miss Rel'ly to Dr. Petersen's office last fall with a view of finding a physician who might perform an operation, and that Dr. Petersen directed! them to another physician. Miss Reilly's statement tells of this trip to Kansas City but says nothing^^of Mr. Wheaton accompanying her. The state has in its possession a written statement, purporting to come from Dr. Pete^ sen to the effect that Mr. Wheaton accompanied a eirl, whose name Dr. Petersen thought was given as Fo^ ester or Forest, to his, Petersen's, office and stated that "something war wrung with her." The statement of Dr. Petersen says that he, Petersen, directed them to a Dr. Hughes In Kansas City. \Mhen placed on the stand this morning Mr. Petersen recalled the fact that Mr. WJieaton called at his office at the time mentioned In the statement the latter part ot August or the first of September, .but denied that Mr. Wlbeaton was accompanied by any young lady. In fact he denied everything in the statement except that Mr. W%eaton had called a*, the office. An effort was made to make him admit the substance of the statement, purporting to have been made by him. but he refused. Vic Harkey. clerk at the hotel in Ft. Scott, where Miss Reilly is said U> have stayed at the time she is sal^ to have visited there, was placed on the stand. He told of a Mrs. Maude Vurphy registering at the hotel and had in his possession the register. He said he did not know Miss Reilly and hince could not identify Mrs. Murphy as Miss Reilly. The state claims that Miss Reilly registered under the name of Mrs. Murphy and will attempt to prove the signature, "Mrs. Maude Murphy" to be the handwriting of Miss Reilly. After Harkey and Petersen were examined, the court took up another case set for today. '. Harkey returned home, but Petersen is still here and It Is said will he recalled when the case comes up again this afternoon which will probably three o'clock or later. It is known that the state is disappointed in the evidence given by Dr. Petersen. He was regarded as one of its strongest witnesses. PIT DIMMY I.\ BED. Chas. Merrill Invented Ruse to Dod^ a Creditor. What is believed to have been a successful play for time while he could set away, was pulled oft yesterday by Chas. Merrill at his home immediately south of the Lincoln school house. It is said that Merrill owed a man by the name of Marsh, and in some manner learned that Marsh was going to collect it. He is said to have conceived the idea of making a dummy and put him In his bed with the idea, it is supposed, that when Mr. Marsh came he woiild think he was in bed and would not disturb him. This plan is said to have worked fine and it was not learned until late yesterday afternoon when the police was called that Merrill had deceived them. Marsh went to the Merrill home again yesterday and upon finding some one in bed he concluded he was dead. Whoever it was was lying in the same position he found him the lay before, and sent for the police. >ut before Officer Todd who was dispatched to answer the call could arrive Mr. Marsh and John Free learned tliat they had t>een deceived and the man was a dummy. rOBTELTOU AT WOBS. Washington. Jan. 15.—Secretary Oortetyoa-was at hla dea-ktoday. At tha Whlto'lMMsa it ia aaid poaltirely tiMt aotUac wahtwrar ia known oC the Fred J. Horton, jho is superintending the laying of the pipe line between Gas City andl the Savonbnrg and lEUsmore gas fields, stated^ today that the line was practically completed and that the gas wou'd be turned on tomorrow for the purpose of making a test ot the strength of the line. Ha also said that the connections with the Cherokee fnteUers ,would THE WEATHEB. Forecast for Kansas—Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; cold wave tonight: high northerly winds. Data recorded, at local office, C. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today, and a year ago. Jana^ 14. Yesterday. Yr. Ago 2 p. m 46 S4 4 p. m. ... 45 34 6 p. m 40 32 8 p. m 39 30 10 p. m. ... 38 30 12 midnight .19 29 Max. Temp. >4T 41 MIn. Temp. .23 29 Preclp. 7 p. m 0 0 Janaary IS. Today. Yr. Ago a. m 38 a. m 38 a. m 37 8 a. m 35 10 a. m 38 12 noon 35 Preclp, 7 a. m 0 . 28 23 21 21 21 22 .11 TEST IT TOMORROW KANSAS PORTLAND PIPE LINE ABOUT COMPLETED. Line Means Much to Thia Seetlonw— Cherokee Wilt Ratum* OpaPi atlona. n probably be completed • tliia.eTeninr. If the line is found to be all right and it is accepted, it will mean much for Tola, Gas City and LaHarpe. One; of the direct results will l>e the resuming ot active opera^vn of the Cherokee smelters In Gas City which a'one will mean a great deal to Gas City. The line will furnish gas for the Kansas Portland Cement plant at Concreto. BE NO LEAGOE BALL MASSENQALE WITHDRAWS APPLICATION IN O. A. K. ORGANIZATION. Local Interest Did Not; Warrant—Wilt Be Trolley Leanue, However. That there will be no league baseball in lola now seems certain. Superintendent Lee Massengale. of the tela ESectrlc Railway company stated this morning that after making a thorough investigatten he found that baseball would not be supported here. SodSe time ago Mr. Massengale made application to the O. A. K. league for a franchise, thinking that he would run the team in connection with the Electric park.' but has since concluded that It would not pay. Mr. Massengale stated this morning, however, lola fans would see basebali here Just the same. Although the arrangements have not been made, a Trolley I..eaguo will likely be organized. San Francisco, Jan. 15.— A land and water display is outlined fcr San Francisco by the mayor's committee for the reception of the United States batleship fleet on Its arrival here. Daily and nightly for no less than a week this city will be the scene of pageants and various forms of. entertainment and gayety in honor of the officers and men who will represent the power of the nation alloat. Decora tlons and illuminations will give to the streets and *harbor a gala effect, and embaricaderos at pavilions and triumphal arches will be constructed, while balls, theater parties, outings and athletic sports will give the last touch to the entertainment program. One hundred thousand dollars will be expended to sustain the reputation of San Francisco for hospitality and of the Pacific coast for patriotism. Thia sum will be raised by subscrpi- tiun from the people and muulcii>al appropriation. WANTS THl'ST FUSfDS PAID NOW. Gore's Bill for Five Trilies LIkdy to Enconnter Opposition. ART JEFFRIES ONLY ECCENTRIC Young Man Held on Insanity Charge Released. Arthur Jeffries, the young man who was picked up yesterday by Underaheriff A. L. Boatright while wandering about the street in what appeared to be a demented condition, was sent to his home south of Gas City last evenlntg. The young man l3 quite eccentric but Is hot really de- rant;ed. His mother phoned to the sheriff to send the boy home. FIVE LIQUOR CASES GO OVER. Men Arrested in Recent Raid Not Tried Till May. Five liquor cases were continued In district court this morning till the Way term. They were the State vs. Felix Thompson, State vs. Red Morrison, Sam Donovan, C. M. Heaton and Bert Mann. The city has a case against each of these men. They were arrested In a recent raid made by the county and city officers. TO BEGIN MAY FIRST Dispatch From Washington Says Work on Postofiice Building to Start on First of May. According to a dispatch from Washington work on the new postoffice building is to begin May &rst. Practically all of the details, preliminary to actual construction work, have been completed. The building is to be erected on the lots where Mayor M. G. Robinson's blacksmith shop formerly stood on West street. The following Is the dispatch with reference to the beginning of construction work: Washington, Jan. 15.—The supervising architect today notified Congressman Campbell that work on the public building at Pittsburg. Kas.. would be sUrted about May 1. The tola bnilding will be started at the same time. The architect has recommended 1120.000* for a .bailding and 120.000 for a site at Paraoaa. nad |m,000 for a bnilding and |15,M0 tor a Bite at OoffeyvUla. Washington, Jan. IG.-^enator Gore todaj- introduced a bill requiring the goverfament to make a per captia distribution of all funds held In trust for the five civilized tribes. These funds aggregate about $8,000,000. divided by tribes as follows: Creeks, $2,000,000; Cherokees, |1,800,000; Seminoles, $2,000.000: ChocUws, $1,000,000; Chlcka- saws, $1,200,000. The administration will Insist upon an amendment to the bill, first .giving the government authority to use what funds are necessary to equalise the land allotments. Afleir the allotments are equalized, the government has no objections to distributing the funds to the Indians. WANT THREE WEEKS DEMAND AT LIBRARY FOR MUCH TALKED OF BOOK. One Man Who Wanted to Read Novel Insisted Upon Buying it From Librarian Armstrong. Mrs. H. A. Armstrong, city librarian stated this morning that there was a great demand for the book, "Three Weeks'." Many, of the people who ask for it. she says, do so in a Jollying way, while others really want it. Mrs. Armstrong said that on<t man wanted to buy It. saying thiit he would pay what the library had given for it. He was very" Insistent in Ids demand for the book, and contended that it would be a waste of the public's money to destroy it. Harvey Dowler, president of the library board, stated t.':is morning that the book would not be replaced Oa the shelves and as far as the general public and the library were concerned the book was destroyed. DREW SPECIAL JURY. TO RECEIVE FLEET San Fraactsce Is Planning Gay Tine for the American Naval OIHeers. Topeka, Jan. isi—W. Bight gave out the from Congressmai Scott:Washington^ Mr. Dear MrTstubbar-^l papers that yon jhava make the race for govei MISOSEDU.S. MAILS H. H. Tucker Be.Indlcted on Three Counts In Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City, Jan. 15.—Harry H. Tucker, Jr., secretary and former general manager of the Uncle Sam Oil company, was re-Indicted on three counts by the federal grand Jury in Kansas City. Kas., today for the alleged misuse of mails in advertising the sale of stocks. ALMEDA MONES ILU No Hope Entertained for Recovery of ' Dauahter of H. H. Jones. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Jones will be very sorry to hear that their daughter, Almeda. is very i!l and her life Is despaired of. The young lady is suffering from val­ vular heart trouble and tuberculosis and has been ill for several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Jones desire to thank the -many friends through the columns of the Register for the flowers which have been sent to their daughter during her illness. THREE CASES TO BE TRIED. Violaiion of Prohibition Ordinance the Charge Made. The cases of the city vs J. A. Morrison, Sam Donovan Bert Mann, Felix Thompson and Clint Heaton, all charged with violating the city ordinance prohibiting: the sale of liquor, were set for trial this afternoon in police court before Police-Judge J. 31. Collins. None of-the cases were started when the Register went to press. This morning in postponing the J. A. Morrison case from 10 o'clock until 1:30 this afternoon Judge Collins took occasion to notify the witnesses that they would be arrested for contempt of court if they did not appear at that hour. A number ot the witnesses did not come this morning. Is likely that an arrest w^ follow he falling of a witness to appear this morning. It An Extra Jury for January Term of District Court A special Jury venire was drawn this afternoon for this term. They are as follows: . H. Nostrand, Tola twp.; F. Goyette, Elsmore twp.; R. D. Russell, Ocage twp.; Chas. Rush, lola twp.; S. Heller, lola twp.; Thomas Cation, Cottage Grove twp.; S. R. Remsberg, lola twp.; B. Keithley, lola twp.; W, B. Shockey, lola twp.;: 8. B, Agee, Gas City; Fred Vjoods, La­ Harpe. QUARANTINED RAISED. Joe Freeman and Family Have Recov- erecf From Small Pox. Joe Freeman and family at 611 N. Bnckeye street, who have been quarantined with the small pox for the past ^ve weeks, were released today. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman and two children and Mr. Freeman's mother have had the disease. None, however, were in a serioas eondltlon. THC TWO-YEAR-OLD son of Joar eph kafman. of Humboldt, wko'waa acldeatally scalded Saturday mala« ia alovly reeovering fnm t^o loTtkabmu. .SnrftWsilAL'f I MAY BE SHAW ROBBERS. Bassett Store Breakers Being Investigated. It Is now believed that one or both of the two colored men arrested yesterday by Marshal Jim Frederickson at Bassett for robbery, may have had something to do with the robbing of a store at Shaw recently. The officers atXhanute are known to connect the men with that offense. WOMAN SAYS 60ILTY Mrs. BDl Bafley Pleads GaOty to Nnl- sance CeaaL Mrs. HatUe Bailey, wife of Bill Bailey who Is now serving time for the violation of the prohibitory law. has entered a plea of guilty of maintaining a nuisance and will likely be senten ed by Judge Foost this evening or. tomorrow. It is said that ahe will fo ra parole. Mrs. Bailey was arreatad 6a taforamtion furnished by detectives hired by the county. She ia the Arsr woman arrested for violating tha prohibitory law in thia county for aome time. I 111. <rHB CBB8S tamOy vkttA haa been j«narantlned at 401 Sootli Fonrth atraet waa raieaaad tUa nornlng: the Uttla aiU vko anfluad tnm tka SECOND DISniGT WILL BSUP LA' HAS WRITTEN TQi BECOM3RND8 THAT WOBK FOB SICBBS m_-_^.^^^ Stabbs Has Olren Oat neying Use al Bailey's Defeat ir.^tl I have not chaagid HU flL liressed some niodtli»«JiOk>atil 1 understand tkalnotlMS. ' eni-cd you and I write ytm to say that now that 79Bvwtfi light I want to do mnKfOUmt 10 assure your nomlnplida .-''1 »i' this nut only from^Mint personal gratitude for tha- have always' given me, cause 1 believe yon can i votes at the election than' candidate now under and thus.more certainly hold In the republican coInmiL ,1 ready written a letter to th^ of the congressIoitaL omnmlt { expect him to read to thto fi mittee, stating aompK- otaar, that since the withlnwal ot naday leaves the Sacoqd but one candidate, you oogkt^^ ceive Its solid support, and that': ought to be and will be nomlnatad^i time goes on if yon learn ot any' ter In which my inllnenca m useful do not hesitete to call n; Yours tnlft r CHARLBB-F. Topeka. Kaa^ JmiL'tS^fr^ last night gave h^ adtK question raised lately that' leave the race for governor and nq9^ -4 for senator: "-^H^S'S'^ i "This Ulk is all made'ittqiir^l^'^ blind and. befuddle people. I'ga** oOt ^T. 1 statement over my own-aig^bnra^, ; that I am in the race' for:aiwwipdr^'ci That IS Just where I am. Tln>irlMtatf.>( thing is Just kicked np to bUaftJfifL~: people from the real-iasaea oC^oir campaign. I never have aald^n< word to any person, mkn, W( child, that I am golB |f ta doii ^ else than run for goremor.". Stubbs gave out a atatemwtctif i*-'-^ ly ot his opponent. W.'J. Bidlegr.oC' \tchi8on, saying- in part: - f;:;".;;;-'?^ "With reference to hia stataipiifBt.V' .1 that railroad money waa aent to^BHO'. | county to defeat him for renoauuttlAatl'^ as governor four years ago.- I 'Wiltfaajr^.^ that, as chairman of the oaBmllto»:fi|f charge of the campaign for.thaJ IM^ inatlon of Hoch 'for govemorM dlia accept a dollar of money from thir^_.^^ roads to help defeat Mr. Bafler wCMlt?^r;^ inate Mr. Hoch. and have-no laiif^;^-^ edge whatever of any money thaMi|ig$: contributed by the rallroada. dotoiil^?^ that campaign to help defaat Ooi" ' nor Bailey or nominate Mr. HOeh. would be glad to have OovMaor' B ley furnish the puI>llo wltk^fblL- formation." ,^ Stubbs holds that hia reaaa»-fw 1 ing that the railroada arw.Mitkd .Bat-|c^ ley is that the poHUdau&Morara^ hpoming Bailey lobbied fbrjllt-nll^? roads in the last three laglafiiCarM^ ' Stubbs spoke in Topdnl Hafrcatt to a fair crowd in a local thaatar.:..]BMrI attacked Bailey aupportars M seating the crowd- which haa (' ill of the measures whlA thia ' dealers" have advocated. Presbyterian Brotherhood Bntaital^;. ed Two Hundred Fifty Oipaaia Last NIsM. The Brotherhood of thoVbat F(|a^ byterian chnrdi gave a *' night for membera and ^rfendaoC l ^^'t church. A thre^ cpnrae aiann\jt~ served to two hundred flfijr and later in the evening assembled to hear an dress by Rev. A. B. Van- Scott Rev. Van Ordein alM)i general work of the ganization and ot the dgag view of the average niiti'd religious. Rev. Van oiiaitV were enthuslaatlean|[- the'audience. Rev. Frank Riddle, preaideiii^ erhood alao gave bflaf musical nnmhera were the ladiea* quartette. Grange and Mr. and -Mm- dick. . . , Stadenta I* WdritJrJ Prartdenea.B.L;*^ lor claaa at Bfosra i|| aii^ttookthe! tag adnVtol for the

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