Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on January 17, 1908 · Page 1
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. 1 ; ------- -• Hmmtim I0I.l,KA}r8A8i'JAlCUABT 17, 190SL—FRIDAT ETEmKG. WHERE WILL IT END iHENT MERGER I CITY FACES PKOPOSITIOX IX HE- MOTIXG A STAIRWAT. THE lY'EATHER. Forecast for Kansas:—Fair toinghtj and Saturday; not much change in tern perature. HE STILL WANTS JOB QUESTION OVER PROTEST Data recorded at local offlce, U. S. Weather Bureau, yesterday, today and a year ago. Jannary 16. Secretory Corteiyoi Will Xol Resign From the Cabinet at PresMt , KANSAS PORTLAXD OF lOLA, IX- DEPEXDEXCE KAXSAS PORTLAND AXD IXDIAX PORTLAND COXSOUDATED HERE TODAY. HEAD OFFICE AT lOU COMPARES BOOKS OBJECTIOX MADE TO STAIRWAY AT XEW BAXK BUILDIXG. Mrs. Armslrony Classes "One W«- 1 man" With the (Jljn Xovrt "Three Wedrs." Illegal, Says City AUomry, But Rc-Ujln. T .nip 11 move One and All Obstroctions Most Go. Preclp. 7 p. JTBW COMPANY TO BE KNOWN AS UNITED KANSAS PORTLAND CEMENT COMPANY. young girls who ask about this book. WTillo many of fheni have a curiosity to read the book, others want to know the substance of the story. In talking today Mrs. Armstrong said there are other books in the library which have as bad a moral influence as "Three NVeeks." She compares It with Uixon's One Woman," by saying that it was really more harnirul than "Three Weeks." in cumi)aring the two books, Mrs. .Xrmstrong says: I "Historically "Three Weeks' is black A deal involving J12.750.000 ^^-^^'^^^^^^ t,;^^^ry. z .aw^ consummated in the offices of the Kan ^ novel. The crudeness of the Ian sas Portland Cement pompany late guagu udds nothing to the fascination this afternoon when the Kansas Port-! of the story. It is a book which would land fof lola. The Independence Port- laid-and the Indian Portland at Neo- SleiH Taken as a ProtccUve Measure -George Nicholson, President; A. B. Cockerlll, Vice-President; L. L. Xbrthmp, Treasurer, and Campbell & Goshom, Attorneys. desha, Kansas, were consolidated to be known as The United Kansas Portland Cement company. That such a deal has been on for some time is no secret. This afternoon the officers of the companies interested met and closed the deal. The company offices will be in lola. The following are the officers of the consolidated companies: President, George Nicholson. Vice President, A. B. Cockerlll. Treasurer, L. L. Northrup. ^ , Attornej-s, A. H. Campbell and John F. Goshom. . TlVaien the. deal was clo.<;ed this afternoon, Mr. Nicholson told reprcsen- tiatives of the press that the move was made as a protective measure to the Industries. Owing to the large number of plants springing up over the pountry It has been found necessary for' ttio welfare of those Interested In the business, to take the steps. By consolidation the cost In management Is greatly decreased. In speaking of the people who asked far Elinor Glyn's new novel, "Three VNieeks," Mrs. II. A. Armstrong, librarian, said that young people were the The city council was asked to take principal inquirers. It is surprising, ^ ht.p last night which, if Uken. : .^.:._^!!".^"""?^ says, the number of „,|ght make a great change around ;he square and incidentally stir up considerable excitement. A protest was made against the stairway which I ads fro nithe sidewalk to the basement of the new lola State bank build-ing on the grounds that it was not in accordance with the city or- linance governiug obstructions on the sidewalksi It se?med to be »:en-'rally agreed that to order the bank o take out this stairway means that ^igjw. display stands In front of the jusineHS houses, and all obstructions iround the square wou'.d have to be ordered rerJoved. That such a step vould create considerable excite^ nont is apparent at once. The city ittorncy, when his attention was called to the matter of the stairway, said hat hj needed no time for reflec- Washington, Jan. 17.—Secretary Veaterday. Yr. Ago Cortelyou will remain in the presi 32 dent's cabinet If convinced that his po- 32 litcal ambitions will be furthered by this course. He will retire from the cabinet if he believes that such action would make him a more promising factor In the presidential contect He has no great desire to amass fortune. He does have a consuming m 0 0 78 ambition to become president of the JannarylV." ' United States. Today Vr. Ago Conditions might so shape them- 2 p. m 30 •I p. m 33 6 p. m 27 8 p. m 32 10 p. m 23 12 midnight 23 •Max. Temp. 33 32 24 32 31 ,32 2.^. 2 a. m 23 4 a. m 22 [C a. m 23 8 a. m 24 10 a. ni 32 |21 noon 40 Preclp. 7 a. m. 0 31 30 31 32 0.13 $1,043.47 FOR BOOKS Annual Report of Library Board Made to Council Last Night 3] selves that .Mr. Cortelyou would agree 3j to associate himself with the Morgan Interests or accept the presidency of the Knickerbocker Trust company. Hut for the present he has not made ai> his mind to quit public life for a business career. Mr. Corleiyou today made such an emphatic statement of his intentions that his nnmediate reslg nation could hardly be looked for. He denies with emphasis that this resigna tion has been presented either In writ ing or orally. He denies that he. discussed with I'ierpont Morgan on the occasion of the latter's visit to Washington the acceptance of any jiositlon in New York and he denies that he contemplates resigning from the cabinet. I • Roosevelt to Keep Out At the \Vhite house no formal dec- .Mr. Cortelyou WOMEN START RIOT not be sought for unless advertised as something out out the order of things. 'One Woman,' by Dixon. is really more harmful. It ia.vs bare sacred feelings on every hand to have them betrayed. In the end it makes the little wife a martyr of uiiselflshness, wherein all of the affection and earnestness of a devoted husband could not arouse thi finer feelings of interest and love in his work when he was seeking the truth. It is causing men's and men's clubs to snub the author and yet all of rlie libraries of the land have from one to ten copies of this tale which has little good and an awful lot of vile in them, on their shelves. "In the former book the author tried to idealize the companishlp of two human beings, but she was not equal tc covering up the coarse thoughts tha; The library board handed In the report of the condition of the library and the library fimds last evening at the council meeting. The report shows that the board haS vl,043.47 for laration will be made, the purchase of books and the operat- will not be embarrassed by any state- Ing of the library. This amount does nents from the president of an official not Include the $59.28 donated by the character. Hut it is made known that ion. that It was p'ainly against the school children and held in trust for if Mr. Cortel.vou should resign It will ordinance and therefore, if the coun- 'he purchase of bojks for the juven- be. because he chooses to do so and ilf department. The report also shows that on Januar>- 1, 1907 there were 3.550 in circulation and that there were added during the yenr 1.011 books. The fines for the year were 1114.31. EXPECT A PRIMARY CongreHlonal Committee Adjourns In Anticipation. The Second Congressional District Committee which met at Olathe yes- ttrday after talking the matter over came to the conclusion that a prlnicry law would undoubtedly be passed by the legislature and that for the committee to take any action at this time would be work which would have to ho imdone later on. They accordingly adjourned to meet two weeks from yesterday at Kansas City. Kansas. It Is thought that a primary law wl'l be passed by that time and If It Is not there will still be plenty of time to make a congressional call \ll of the committeemen were pres ent except Mr. Peterson, of Kansas City. Kansas. The commlttDc while In session in ilorsed the candidacy of WnT. Taft for president and a vote on the two lead Ing candidates for governor showed X for Stubbs and two for Bailey. SENATE ALDRICH BILL WILL BBT t }^falf'-\ ABLE ACTIO]!. DOUBTED RMOUNT OF ;iS9llt SENATE HAS DOUBLEtf THE AMOCXT OF THE ISSUE. EVELYN WAS CALLED Attorney Littleton Caused Excitement in (Court Today. — Testimony Postponed. :il expected to do anything they had •.ist as well do it last night. The •ouncll, however, seeing trouble head, referred the matter to the street and alley committee, which was openly stated by members of the •ouncll as a good way to dispose of 'he pretest without stirring up any nore strife than possible. The question arose In this way: L. Hobart appeared before the coun- Ml !ast night and entered a protest Tgainst the stairway which leads MRS. MACY GOING BLIND. It Was She Who Taught Helen Keller to Read. not because the president wants him to quit the cabinet. Mr. Cortelyou's consuming jioiltical imbitlons are not cionceared by him In his conversation with friend.s. He frankly admits that no other career oilers any attraction to him and he goes further with the admission that the jiresidency is his goal. Two possibilities are open to Mr. Cortelyou as I prci-iidential candidate. Should Taft fall of the nomination and deadlock follow he might be offered as a com- Ijromlse candidate favorable to the administration. This was his original nlan before his aml)itlon got the better of his discretion. He had made up his mind to remain passive and await de- through the activities of .Mr. Hitch- j cock that he could command open and [Mjsitive strength he entered the list to compete with Taft and Cannon and Knox and Fairbanks. Tlye collapse came and Cortelyou retired as an active candidate. But the virus was still working. He is as uuch a presidential candidate at thi: SaJfraglsts Made Public Demonstra- tfoa in London Streets Todayl ]Loudon, Jan. 17.—The arrival of mifisjlers today to attend the first tmirt^ng of tlie cabinet before the as- seqihUng of parliament was made the occasion of a public demonstration of women suffragists. The women snc- ceeiled In making theirway inside the residence^ of Premier Campbell Ban- nennan. Five arrests were made be- ftjre order was restored. PRIED HEATH LOOSE council Refused Last Night to Allow Bill fOr Labor After Hi* Dis- charce by City Engineer. "Perry Hca'h, |40 for labor. Not anowed." This is one bill, and the notation thereon, which Is found among other bills passed upon by the cooncH last n'gfat It will be remembered that at the last meeting of the oouncll- Mr. Heath presented a bill, wfaicb after some heated discussion was allowed.;' The trouhle arose over the fact that the city engineer dls- chacged Mr; Heath but he refused to stay discbai^d because the mayor and .street commissioner hired him. b^iClalming tiJat no one else could Mr. Heath seepis to the street department fiwAi^lOQg enoig^ to hand in a bill focli^ or.a p-.it of the first two days of -j^. month after he was exensedl mhoa^ie bm came op last al^t it dUdiiirge M!n. tWireAftayed on ^ the Joed •ddicaa St iffhudi nest! New York. Jan. 17.—News comes to JownTo 'the baTemTnt fr ^iirthe 7r7nt ^'"''^ York from \\Tienlham. Mass.. tlrat if the new lola State bank building. Mrs. John Albert Macy. who was Ml.ss He claimed that It was an obstnic- Anna Mansfield-Sullivan, for twenty 'ion and added nothing to the beauty years the comj)anlon of Helen Keller. Hstearcttal ?H ".!i :Ernrarse blind. Mr.s. Macy is amic.ed came into her mind. In the latter, the ,nj s,xjke in behalf of the bank. He ^"h traumatic cataract and it is fear- veioiments. His best friends had ad- author tried to tear down a man't aid the stairway was guarded by a ^he will entirely lost her eyesight, ^is^jj s„ch a course, but when he saw -ail: that th? stairway took up only It is to Mrs. Macy tha»Helen Keller hat space 3 feet which is usually owes her education and the fact thai .llowed in front of business places for ,g ^^ ^ pj^ampie of the display purposes: that it would cost ... I great deal to have it removed as ^''"^ that love and patience can over- veil as much inconvenience an dthe come the worst of afriictions. t'nlll Sullding was an adornment to the Helen Keller was seven years old she ?lty. ^ sat In darkness and silence, being Wlien Mr. Holjart had the floor he jgaf. dumb and blind. Then Miss Sul- roferr.-,l to the bank 'a^-yf/ ilvan. as she was then, mastered the oresent In the room as his friends. , ^ ^ • — Not to be outdone. Captain Kwlng in communication with the girl ni„„tp ^e was two months ago. •peaking said that Mr. Hobart had by the touch language, which she s^.g^y day reactionaries both in the hrown some boquets and roses at invented, began her education. The .gnate and house are coming to him Mnreelf and the bank and It wduld story of Miss Keller and her achieve ^^ging him to get Into the fight. Z.r%X ^^^n^.l^ll \T^ r "''7. T V' =^->- '•^^^ bart some nice complimenis. saying woman whose friends now be- is stronger In New York than any imong other things that Mr. Hobart '"^'^B her sight, that she ot^er candidate. Cortelyou has lis- should have been a lawyer as he had It a"- For twenty years the two ^^^^ because the words were music presented his case so nicely. In ad- have been constant companions and it dition to this Captain Ewing enter- through his interest in Miss Kelous ^^slori^.**"""^* " ^''^ lU<lcntle college Thh? discussion between Mr. Hobi. t 'hat Prof. Macy, at the time an in- and Captain lEiwlng is something un- structor In Harvard, became acqualnt- usual for the council chamber. Dis- ed with Miss Sullivan. Prof. Macy putants at the council session ustially j„„ s„,„ya„ ^.^re v^narried in bear chips on their shou'ders. "dar- „ ........ nics" in their hands and ugly epl- ^ay. 190o. and since then have made thets on their tongue's end. The mat- 'heir home with Miss Keller at Wren- ter was referred to the street and al- tham. Prof. Macy Is now one of the ey committee and the city attorney, editors of the Youth's Companion, and despite the fact that the latter said ^^te the Introduction to Miss Keller's ideals of socialism and he went to tht depth of the mire so to do and had tc leave out the God that the reader would have thought he was to put In. Turning from a couple of books like these and reading Gilbert Parker's last story, The Weavers,' is like going from the slimy waters of the old drain age canal in Illinois to a flower banked brook of the clearest waters, and .•fitting quietly and listening to the ripples as they sln,j along into eternlt> within the presence of Him who purifies white these are things that humanity defiles ay attempting to explain that which Is Inexplainable." GIVES HOMESTEADERS RELIEF. Indian Committee Will Have Early Report on Gore's BiU. Washington. Jan-. 1".—Curtis today forced the Gore bill to give homestead ers In the Big Pasture of Oklahoma additional time to make their payments to the government out of the subcommittee and it will be reported by the ndlan committee immediately. Curtis said there was no resolution to delay action on the bill; that It was fair and just and that homesteaders should be relieved. to him. But his political judgment prompts him to refrain from again entering the active list of candidates. TROOPS CAN STAY that it was not a question the city attorney should pass on as the stalr- |way was-contrary to the city ord!n-| ance. book. "The Story of Life." [President Rooserelt Will Give GOT- emor Sparks Time to Organbce Forces. BIG JAP WAR APPROPBlATIOXS. LEFT HER XMAS DAY. BOCHER IS NAMED Washington. Jan. 17.—President [Roosevelt today informed Governor Sparks of Nevada by telegram that A Total of AI>ont 146 MiUlons for .Vrmy and Navy jTlhs Year. Tokio, Jan. 17.—The synopsis of the, budget for 1908-1909 provides for an ordinary army appropriation of i^S million dollars and an ordinary navy appropriation of 28 million dollars. Be sides there were extraordiarny appro- Democrat Appointed County Attorney of Montgomery. Mrs. Chard Wants a Divorce From Chas. Chard. Beulah Chard began an action in alstrlct court this morning for divorce trom Chas. M. Chard. According to Independence. Kas.. Jan. 17.—Chas. the petition the couple was married Bucher. one of the most able demo- In Erie on December 26th, 1904. She cratic attorneys In the county, was sets up that he abandoned her on named Wednesday evening by District Christams day. 1905. She recites a Judge Flannelly as county attorney toj he would permit the troops to remain In Nevada for such reasonable length of time as would give the legislature an opportunity to organize a force to perform the jKillce functions of the state. ; This information was in response to a communication from Gov- erpdr Sparks to the effect that the legislature w^as perfecting legislation to the end stated. prlalions of 25 million dollars for the ^^^^^^ Indignities she alleges he succeed J. M. Chaflton. who resigned army and 37 million dollars for the ^^^^p^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^j^,^.^ ^^^^ ^ Charlton was a dem navy. The deficit will be about.l mil- he struck her on several occasions and ocrat, and Judge Flannelly held that „„.iit«j n proper that his sti'ccessor should TAFT GETS AN INDORSEMENT. lion dollars. GEORGE GARD INJURED. I when she was sick notified merchants 'hat he would not pay her bills. She ksks for the custody of their child. Was Playing at Schooi When He Suffered Injury. George Gard, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Gard, badly sprained his left hip today.while playing at school. He was Jumping on one foot when be in some manner f^rrendied his right blp. It vas fear led l!i>r'* tim^ that tha hip vas dldo- liaML The injorr win prerent the| Ut- M mow ftom valkinc (oraeTeral TO ATTEND SHERIFFS* MEETIXG. C. BolUairer Wllf Go to Topdta MMday. Sheriff C. O. Bollinger expects to attend the state aherilTs' association at Topeks. Xtmday. He received the in- vltatioii ihls momiBS. This la the an- mal meetlas at vUch » secretary and jfnMeat will be ^ M 4« I ud other busiiBeas of partlciilaf Ifteraat to sher^ Ub wiU ba be.a democrat. Bucher is an able and energetic law yer, and for a number of years had been the attorney for the defense In most of the saloon prosecutions in the county. He acted as attorney for most of the saloon men. It is stated, bow- ever, by those who know Mr. Bncher, that his acceptance of the appointment under Judge Flannelly means that he III -d^bte his energies henceforth to the proeecntlon of the people he has heretofore defended. Primaries Ordered Held by Executive Committee of Hamilton. New York. .Ian. 17.—Mrs. Wlliam Thaw, motiipr of the defendant was on hand today ready to take th' stand. She plainly showed the evidence of her illness . Miss Ailcf Fletcher, of Washington, D. C, wa5 the first witness today. She said shs had known Thaw for twenty-si> years?. She declared Thaw was ar unusually wild child. nervous and tnoodj- with wild staring eyes. Attorney Littleton caused a ripplr of excitement by callng' Evelyn Nes bit Thaw^ to the stand. It has beer said that shs would not be a witnes.' until next week. Young Mrs. Thav in her blue school girl dress appear ed promptly and walked briskly tr •he witness chair where the clerV administered the usual oath. Whilr Mrs. T(:aw was sitting with anxiou C3 ready for examination. Littletor changed his tactics and asked her tf withdraw for the time being to mak' way for a policeman. Thomas Lynch who was doorman at the Tenderioli stat'on. Thaw , was confined therf following the shooting of Stanfon White. Mrs. "WJlliam Thaw was ca'led tf the stand this afternoon. Secretary Cortelyou WIU Make Hb Report on the Measure OB Xaa* day of Xext Week. GIRLS WERE KILLEI! Fire in Pennsylvania Factory Causec Deaths and Many Injuries. Scranton. Pa., Jan. 17.—^Two girlf were killed and seven others serious 'y Injur?d in a fira today in a build ing occui)!ed by the Imperial Under wear factory. Two hundred girls were employed in the building and there was a panic when an alarm of fire was sounded. Flo>ence Watsronf was caugtit in the burning 'f >aildlng snd she met a horrible death^in the flames. Marie Buckley with a num ! er of other g'rls, jumped from the fire Escapa and broke her neck. The injured are: Sadie Cohen and Anne Cohen, sisters; Florence Cus- Ick. JIaagaret Horan, Kate Conzey May Whelan. Katherine Griffith. Al wera burned on the fire escape be fore jumping. Tl;ey are suffering from broken limbs and internal in Juries. WATER UNDER OLD RATE. Ge* tn ft Waal 14. the BigMv. Chiclnnatl, Ohio, Jan. 17.— William K. Taft received a home indorsement of the presidential nomination when the Republican executive committee of Hamilton, at a meeting this after noon, formally indorsed his candidacy in issnlng a call to select delegates to the state conTention. It heeded the call of the state j central committee and ordered a primary «leettaii held Febryary U'ln strict eoofoniiity with the rules made by the state ceatral COOUBlttM. ' North Oak Street Consumers Special Privileges. Water consumers along' North Oak i street between Lincoln and the cityj limits win be allowed to secure thr privilege under the old terms. |5 tc be until the first of May. Recently the council changed the rate to $7.50 At the time the service was petitioned for the old rate was in vogue anf hence the consumers ask that the olt* | rate obtain, the amount to be reftmd ed in water. Under the new rjt' there is no refund. The council las' night granted the request for tlte ow| rate until May first. Washington, Jan. 17.— The first formal reading of the Aldrich financial. Mil. which was finished today in the Senate committee on finance, demoii- strated that this measure will ba >«• orted favorably. It will be enlarged so as to permit the Issnahco of'^^ hill Ion dollars of circulating notes instead of M billion dollars^ as preaerib-^ ?d by the bill originally introdnced.- There are several other important imendments practically agreed jipoii. although none of these has been offer* d in form to be adopted. The ebar-1 icter of the bill will remain as jorig- '.nally drafted. Two sessions were held today by he finance committee. This after- ioon the first reading and disctsaion -,r the bi'l was finished. It was Uien lacided to adjourn miiil next Monday. . 'n the meantime the amendments tgreed upon as desirable will be 1rafte<l and formally offered. It Is lelleved that a report can be made o the senate within three or ifoar lays thereafter. Cortelyou Preparing an Exetisa. When the committee meets Monday he information promised by Secre- nry Corte'you will be ready. Beniat- ir Aldrich talked with the secretary >ver the telephone today concerning he failure of the Treasury depart- ^mnt to have the report ready yes- •erday. Secretary Cortelyou explain- , od that the letter of transmittal vhich had been prepared was not suf- ''ciently comprehensive and ° he held he report until the letter could be rewritten. It is understood that tha ''-Iter will embrace a defense of him* •?lf on account of some of the stacks made on him in the senate. In the tantative agreements reach- ' d in the committee it is practically ett'ed that if the amount of circular •'on that may be taken out Is doobl- d thru the manner of the taxatloa 'ill be changed. In order to insure he retirement ofi this circulation the" ax would be made progresslTe with < maximum of 8 or 10 per cent. The •entiment of the cfunmlttee Is in fSar- T of retaining railroad bonds as one •\ the classes of securities that aiay •e used In taking out emergency elr- ulatlon. To Increase County Bond LImita. The limitation of emergency dreo- . 'ation on state, county and municipal >onds to 75 per cent of their aurk^ alue wonld be probably Increased to ; . ^0 per cent. In the opinion of the ; •nmmittee this change should he i nade. It is probabid also that the ' onds of all cities and counties will •'^ e accepted regardless of number of . inhabitants, if otherwise the securl- ; les meet the conditions prescribed.* The bill as drafted, makes a Umlta^ . 'Ion of 20,000 inhabitants. In the ; 3outh and West there are seTcral cites and towns which could meet all. if the conditions except as to population. On the question of increaaing the amount of circulation authorized the committee is unanimous. It was *own that in the recent flurry 241 nilllon dollars of additional drcnla- t.Ion was taken out, and that about 150 mll'ion dollars in clearing honae certificates was issned. It is the plan )f the committee to enact a law Thlch would make it possible to Is- ;ue currency that would retire all oC 'hat circulation. HAVE NtW EVIDENCE Is the Claim of tha Whaaten •Uta^ Ui tha Xotke to the Pablic. The public will please take notice that F. A. Umsted, formerly connected with the Lnmbermen's Portland O mant Co., Is no longer in the employ of tha Union Portland Cement Ca. In any capacity whaterer. \ R. 0. PATTBRSOM. -"Pint Vlea Pm^ aad Ckal Mgr.] An attorney for the atata- in tha WHeaton case stated; iUs ipon being asked ahoit.the :hat he had learned lasting eridence. 'WlMa Inl u to. iU naturcr JM »:lji«lkM nirther thaa: «a a^ thiirit; I the atate'k :eaMKViifii^ m

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