Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 26, 1915 · Page 1
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lOLA REGISTER VOLUME XVIII. NO Th« Weekly Register, Eatabllihed 1867. The Daily RcsTttr EtUbliihed 1897. lOLA, KAS., FEB. 26, 1915—FRIDAY EVENING. Successor to The lola Dally Register, The lola ' Dally Record and The lola Dally Index. EIGHT PAGES iHEYillT KlCr CLERK SEYMOIIB PREPARES TO ^ow 'EM noii QIESTION. 10 ASKQUESTIPN POINT BUNK "LOOK 'EM SQiStRE I> EYE A>D ! SAY: HAYE YW A CAM .XEr Assessors Will Rfoeire That Instruction Anions Others at Meeting To. morroir: Mominir. It's a serious fh (pg to take too much fot gTi nted. ; pourtj' Clerk Sjyyniour realizes the forte (if that sayfpg more than ever befc ^re ia his_whoIe life. Hour after hour he is besieged with complaints aboiit assessments, and the tax on this and that and lie has come to the conclusion! that the ;pnly wayj out is to take tine enough ^o go over the items on the assessment blank and call the attention of the tax payer to each and every tne of them; One Df the most prolific sotirces of trouble is the question of dog tax. .About. r<0 per cent of the people who own dogs, protest 'th -e payment of the . 'fa -X- i ~ . ^ I'DIdn 't have apy dawg," one says toithe county clei^. ,The clerk finds Xhe tax roll. Thero It is—plain as can?be. The citizen has signpdand sworn fio the stattniient de- rlaijln.s; that he is the owner of one yellow pup valued":at so much. The Irate citizen is liot.'i sighted imd cItiwJ. JBoats me." hei gasps. "There was not a word said "J .aboui a dog and I didn 't know jl swore I had one." : So it is with some other items and so ,it is .that Mr. Seymour wHl mount a chair and pound; on the table at the mejting of the as5J?ssors to l>e held in his olffice tomorrow morning and say: ••C(j)unt' your bfessings—no, count yoi r canines, courft the u one by one. Be sure, gentlemeii, how many are on thei premises.. Then say to the resident •thereon: Sir c«r Madam: Havp you a dog? . l>ook 'em;; BQtltrre in the eye arid when thet answer make 'em pro- nilde not to comei:;to my olBce 'iiext 'Winlter and kick." dlerk Seymour |xpects to get fine results on the dog 'Situation by pursuing gat this course of;;perfionally i.Tvosti- ng and interrogating the taxpayer and: he has planned to make use of sarre idea as applied to other items. The following gentlemen who are'to ser'e as assessors^ will report to the clei'k tomorrow m'orning and receive their instructions sipd supplies: Carlyle,' J. D. Christian: Cottage Grove. f>. H. Bl3ir; Deer :preek. "M. Hewlett, Elm, A. W. Edwards: Elsmore, Henry- Olson; Geneva, Hi;gh Coffev; Humboldt, M. H. Schmidt; lola. E. L. Barnhart,: Logan, W. i?. "^'orks: Marma- toni'George Anderson; Osage. Sawson Yoiing: Salem. Ws F. Bdyer. For the cities: Gas City. F. W. Frevert; Humboldt. 1^. M- Dimond; Tola M^i-vin WilFon and George Vaught; iLaHarpe, John P. Kohler. Tlie assessors are ex -of5cio enumerators and the s ^te census will hp ta'-'on along w-ith ilie'-.pnt. lola and Allen dbuntv are exp'^fc^l to Slow a gain in population rnd ^\ill if all the noshes ar^ counted. Cin ELECTION INTRI^S CLOSE Eieht Ciindidotes iot Member of School Boiird and) Two for Coniml.ssloner, ' Make lip List. THE WEATHER FOKECAST FOR KA5.SAS: Rsiln or snoW toaiicht and Saturday. Data recorded at the local office of thejr. S .Weather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday 3 p; m., 4'); lowest this morning 7 a. ni., ;',C; normal for today, 35; excess yesterday, 1; excess since ,January 1st, 396 degrees. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. today ,0; total for prestjnt month to date, 3.-56; excess since .January 1st, 3.70 inches. River stage 7 a .m. today, 2.7 feet. Relative humidity 7 a. m., today, 87 per cent: barometer reducM to sea level. 30.14 inches. ; "SEE THIS THIN6 THR006H" THROX; REPE.ITEI> AXTI-SALOOX SLO«A> L.iST MiJHT. G ot. 3falooin R, Dry! \ati6n W and T Patterson l»redicts ithin Few Years lis Wliy. Tcjday ended the time .'^et for filing nominating petitiotis for the primary •-'pction to lie helcf March 9th. Eight f led for Dlaces as candidates for members of the school board and two for city ccmraisBioner, The candSdates for the school hoard are J. J". S^ramonds. C. L. Card, .1. E. Poweir, Frank Riddle. Haul Klein. .J. V. Merchant, R: ^. Thompson and F. M Connet, 'For coihniissioij-er of finance and revenue: Georgs^ Freeman, prespnt comriilssibner, an<i A. J. Shanibaugh. The t.^rms of tliree members of the board of educatioB expire. NOGItnLEDipENEIIRHERE ( i The Quaniotine X^r ^incitld Results From Preeautifl^ and >ot From Sttsplcioik. There are no cases of the foot and mquth disease in Allen county or near here, accordinr ttila thorough investigation made of feports that were current toda .v. 1 A rumor stated I that a foot and moiith quarantine |ras in effect on E. M.; Bla'rk's farm n^r Kineaid. Mr. Bla ;k statei. according to the Kineaid Dispatch, that the quarantine at nis place for the .'foot and moiith disease is jnerely - a ? matter of extreme precaution.! ke slilpped in a car of hogs that ' had ifassed through the Wichita stocK yartjs -which at one time had contained cattle that were in- fec^ei It was repprtedUoday that Capt. A.. J. Servey was quite ill at his home on South Chestnut street. .\ rousing Natiojna! Prohibition Rally was held a' the Presbyterian Church last night. The church was crowded. Two of the most noted leaders of the .Vnti-Saloon forces in America were the speakers. Dr. Howard H. Russell, founder of the Anti-Saloon League and the Hon. Alalcolm R. Patterson, ex-governor of Tennessee held the attention of the vast audieiice for over two hours, after which the audience rose, and with raised clenched fists repeated the .Anti-Saloon slogan, recently adopted: "With God's help, .we will see this thing through." .Judge Oscar Foujjt presided, at the request of the -Ministerial Association. After a short organ recital, a prayer, and quartet singing, .ludge Foust <-ilh a few svell Chosen words as to his experience with .lohn Uarleycorn, as an enemy of mankind, introduced Dr. Russell. Taking a silk .Anierican flag from Ills pocket, the famous founder of the Anti-Saloon League had the audience arise, and sing America. He then told of the work the' League had arconipll.-shed. and was pliThning to do, namely, fighting the liquor traffic inch l.y inch, until nf|w, the question of National Prohibition is a real issue. Dr. Russell predicted that within five yeari!. at most seven, the Constitutional amendment prohibiting the manufacture a -ij sale of intoxicating jiqnor fhrouglioiit the length and the br(>^dth of the L'lLited States would be passed, aud in force. Subscriptions for the financial support of the work of the League were taken at this time, after which .ludge Foust introduced the main speaker of the evening, the Hon. Malcolm R. Patterson, ex-governor of Tennessee. Gov. Patterson gripped and held the interest of the audience from first to last by his masterful and appealing eloquence. He told how^ he had always been the friend of the liquor interests and ha"d opposed prohibition. As governor, he had even vetoed anti- saloon legislation. "1 well remember," he said, "the first sentence of a very ttioughtful and well studied defense.of my position, which 1 wrote, and which has ever sincej been quoted by the liquor" press; 'I^rohibition is essentially and constitutionally wrong.' Jf i nad it to write over again. I should say: 'Prohihition i^ essentially and constitutionally right'." The governor said that he had dhanged front on the liquor question because liquor, the beast he had fondled and protected, turned and desolated his own home. .A mighty change and conversion took place in his life, he saw things in a new light, and thenceforth he became the sworn foe of the most abominable traffic that is fastened like a parasite on our country, sucking Its very life, and growing fat on the blood of men and the tears of women: Some people say that National Prohibition can not be enforced. So they said when our country proposed to abolish lotteries, and so they said when we decided to wipe the stain of slavery out of existence in this free country. Can and does the I'nited States prohibit counterfeiting? Then the'United States can and will prohibit the manufacture and sale of liquor. 'Gov. Patterson paid a; tender tribute to the memory of Mrs.!Carrie Nation who once, he suid, nearl'y hroke tip one of his political meetings in Memphis, 1'ehnesiee. "At that time, my estimation of her was not very high, but now I realize that she was nearer right than 1 was then, and now 1 am fighting the same evil traffic in order to subdue and conquer it through lawful enattmeuts that she, in her way then tried to subdue with her hatchet. The li(luor bui^iness is the mostjltiwless and law defying business in existence." Gov. Patterson showed very dramatically that we need to wipe out the liquor business to save our presidents. Each one of the three assassins of our throe .inartyred presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley, were drinking men, who. just before they committed their awful crimes, drank heavily to nerve them for the deed. The conclusion was an appeal to .11: •"I am a Southern man, the son of a Confederate officer, yet I can say that I am thankful that the Union was saved; Slaver.v was a cruel and inhuman institution. -Vow we together, as brothers of North and South must' unite in driving out of our country the other great monster of Inniquity, the saloon and the liquor traffic. And similarly, the, descendants of the brewers and distillers of today will say^-hen it shall have been accomplished, that it was a noble and necessary crusade, and will call us blessed." ANOIHER BLOW AT TURKISH CAPITAL ALLIED WARSHIPS SEtK PASS. A(;E THRtUGH STRAIT. DUROIINELLES FORTS ENGIIGEO BATTLESHIPS REPORTED DAM, AGED ly EX'OUXTER. Dardanelles Are Tier to ronstantlno- pie and Efforts to Force Tbem Are Strongly Pushe«l. (By the Asaoolated Pres»> Constantinople, Feb. 26.—Three of the warships, of the Allies were damaged in the bombardment of the Dardanelles February 25, according to an announcement given out today at the army headquarters here. The text of the announceipenf says: "Ten big armored vessels on February 2.5 again bombarded the Turkish forts at the Dardanelles for seven and a half hours. At the conclusion of this operation they retired in the direction of the Island of Teuedos. "One ship of the Agamemnon type and two other vessels were damagj-d by the fire from the forts on the A.|i- atlc side of the strait." | It w-as announced from I^ndon last night that all forts at the entrance to the Dardanelles had been reduced by Gre«t Britain and France with a naval force estimated at .'JO ves .sels. The Knt:lis1i announc«Anent nlade no mention of the losses in snips or men. The Dardanelles are the key to Constantinople and the effort to force, them has been going ou since the mid die of December. In possession of this waterway, a strait 45 miles long and from one to three miles wide, between the sea of Marmora and the -Mediterranean the warships of the Allies would not encounter an difficulty in making their way to Constantinople and training tL.eir gre'St guns on the Turkish capital. The Dardanelles was forced in 1807 by an English .Tdmiral who made his way through the Marmora sen to Constantinople, but encountered much more difficulty in getting back through the narrow waterway than he had in going in. Berlin, Feb. 26.—The Cologne Gazette has published a letter received in Germany from Montevideo. Uruguay, in which it is declared that seven Bjitish cruisers lying at Faulkland Island in the southern Atlantic are badly damaged. This information was brought to Montevideo by oflicers. of the Argentina steamer. . IN DISTRESS OFF SGOTUNO .Mien! Line Steamer Is Leakine and ( allint: for Hel|>—Assistanee Is On the Way. •'Ray Taylor, who has been spending several days in tpwn, returned home to MUdred ^Uis a ^emoon. VBv the .-\s.50ciated Pre.ssS New York, Feb. 26.—The steamer Mongolian of the Allen Line bound from Philadelphia to Glasgow. Scotland, is in distress 400 mites off Cape Race, accordihg to a message received here today by Bowring & Co., steamship agents. The Mongolian was said to be calling for help and leaking badly. The Red Cross steamer Stephano is about 460 miles from Halifax and is rushing t6 the assistance of the Mongolian. The message to Bowring & Co., from J: R. BeuKCtt, acting premier of -Newfoundland, said the Mongolian had 200 passengers aboard. It was iOn the premier's request the Stephano was sent to the Mongolia's assistance. His message read: 'X'rgent request tb»t the Stephano be s»int to assist the Mongolian. Consider action most urgent." SUES THE GREAT WESTERN .Matilda Townsend and Gnindson, Es. tul, Alleve Injurr in Ex|>lokii)n at Mildred. In the district court today, Mrs. Matilda Tov.n-end aud her grandson. Estol Tcwnsena, brought suit against the Great Western Portland Cement Company for damages aggregating Mrs. Townsend alleges that it has been the custom of the defendant 'ora panv: to permit the plaintiff and her grandson to take dinner to Ben Townsend, father ol Estol, who was employed at the plant at Mildred. On Deceniher 7, 1914, it is alleged, Mrs Townsend and Estol were passing the,defendant company's coal crusher on the way to Mr .Townsend with his dinuL-r bucket. -An explosion occurred and .Mrs. Townsend asserts she was .se.rious'y burned on the head. face, neck and Ijody and that she received permanent injuries. Charging that THE OLD GENTLEMAN MAY BE DRIVEN TO TRY THIS AS A\ MEANS OF REMOVING TWO CAUSES OF IRRITATION. . (Copyright: 1915: By John T. IfoCutchcon.] SAM'S ST ^•AltMS F«r S^fe i IT'S AGAINST "THE LAW TO CARRY WEAPONS. Mo food ror Safef WE: NEED IT At HC)M£ UNCLE SAM—"If Germany gets sore because I ship arms to the Allies, which I have a perfect right to do under international law, and if. England won't let me ship food to |he civilian population of Germany, which I have a perfect right to do under international law, I'll keep the stuff at home, as I have a perfect right to do." THIR MURDER N ONE YEAR SERIES OF MYSTERIOrS KILLIM;S iit AIROKA, ILLINOIS. OLO ECCENTRIC IS (RRESTEO THIRD filRI. FOr>n THIS MOB>. I.M; WITH ItfAU CRlSHEDi Polire Believe All Three Outrages Were ronmiitted hj the Same. .Vs.sassin. WREW TAKES SyflflEN CHOP rXi:;r;:;::;;,;,ri OTHER SHIPS TO THE BOTTOM l'ROSri;rTIVE OI'E>!X(! Ol l»AR- OANELLES STIUS .MAKhlT. Leiter. Veteran in W [lenU Teslifies in .New York Infi^stlipitlon of Hie I'riee Of liread. I\ XHiTHKA.ST ft.nSA.'^ .\ti'liisiiii, Kiis„ I'cli. it',. -Two inche- Ol' >iu>n I'ell licrc car!} itiijiiy and the sfiiriii <~ontiiiiie> >«itUont a siirii ol' ahaienienl. l.iMIe wind aceoiMpanied (he <iii«in and Irain --er*!*-*- is not ililau'd. The siiinv is tiiHTiil ti\er aort!iea.-t Kansas. IIKIM.IN SVVS PART OK THE ( AR- 11? ( REW WAS LOST. i Several .More Sliius Find Either .Hines *•* I or Torpedoes in llie .North .Sea fB.v llie Asso .-Lit-il I t..-;';! | Chicago, Feb. litJ.-^Selliim lh:u bor-^ dered on a panicky nature suept ;t:o wheat market down more tl'.:i!i live '• cents today. A critical situation regarding the possibility of tlie oileniUo' of the Dardanelles was chiefly responsible. .May wheat sold as low ag $1.48'*. at the opening as iigain.^t $1.53^^51 at the close last night. July wheat dropped four cents. Sup port from those who nelieve Itiat the straits are still a long way from being opened to the shipment of grain was forthcoming at the decline. May wheat sold up to $1.49 and July which had touched $1.2 IV* advanced to $1.22 within the first two minutes of trading. New York, Feb. 26.—Leiter, the not-l ' ed wheat'operator of 50 years ago tes- .' tified today at the state's inquiry into | Mr. Sc the increased price of bread, that the ^ trip to Helgiuui. . SCOTT SPfAKS P'NDIiyi;!;; AHDRESS 0\ HEI.(;iAN TRIP AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN rillRi H. The ReL'ister's Editor Today Consented to Arrangeiueiils I'or Reception iuid Speech. Charles F. Scott, editor of The l{e.?- ister, will be the gue.-t of h(;nor at a public reception to be given by the lohi .Ministerial Union and the Current Tellies Club, in the First Presbyterian 'hurcli .Monday evening. .March 1st. n: • till' .v~,-<><Kit.\] rre.s-s) Berlin, Feb. 20.—Tinee members of crew of tlie American steamer rib lost tlieir live.-.; wlien their shiii •was sunk Tuesday in the -North Sea, probably by 'a mine. It has been learned that the Carlli went down off Uorkum at the mouth of the Eras itnd not near Helgoland (.mother i-sland 45 miles northwest of the mouths of llie Elbe and Weser rivers), as was presumed from the hrst announcement. The .American steamer Evelyn was sunk otT Borkum rsland. No further details have reached here. Today's official report on the war says: ••.Nothing important has occurred in either theatre of the war.' Paris, Feb. 2i). —The destruction of the French tor])edo boat destrolyer Dague in the Adriatic Sea was announced today by the French Minis- (By tti.^ Afisnclated Press^ Aurora, 111., Feb. 2fi.—A man sixty years old, described as being an eccentric was ifeld upder arrest by the police here today in connection with the murder of Miss Emma Peterson, who was found with her head crushed and jaw broken a block from her home last night. It was the third mysterious murder (if a woman in Aurora within 12 months. In each case the victim has been slugged to death. In no 6ase has the murderer been caught. • Theresa Hollander was clubbed to death on the night of February: l^G, 11*14. Tony I'etras, a rejected sifitor was twice tried on a charge of baVIng slain her aud acquitted. Jennie Miller was cubbed to death in a church yard on the night of i .No- vemher 4. 1!M4. Several arrests were made hut the crime never was solved. , Kmnia Peterson was found clul |1 »,ed I to death near the residence of ^or- liier I'liited Strifes Senator Albert J. Hopkins. .No weajxm was fdund near the body and the police obtained no clues. ; The man under arrest does -'odd jobs at St. Jo.-eph's hospital for' his board. He had been under arrestMast night after he attempted to seize a young woman by the arm a block irom the spot where Miss Peteraou's body was found. The girl claimed she ,was stopped in that vicinity by a man the night before. Her father followed her last night and trapped .Mason.. The police after duestioning. released ;1um. Two hours later the body ot :M |SS Peterson was found. i .Mason, the police say, admitted-that he sometimes carried a strip of!rubber hose filled with shot but the Sisters at the hospitalj asked for his release declaring hini a harmless eccentric. ! .Miss Peterson, who was 22 years o'd, had been livin.g in the home-of a wt 'althy retired farmer for jthree years. John Dowling, her emplbyer, nor his wife, could give any Infotina- tion concerning an.v man frleritt' of the victim. The police are working on theory that all three murders of the last twelve months were committed by the same man. American farmers have been selling wheat for less than it cost. "He has FolloNving a. conference this after- I noon between .Mr. Scott. Dr. S. S. Hil.s- .ott will give an address^ on his ter'of Marines. The statement says: "The F'rench torpedo boat destroyer Dague while oscoriiug a convoy with provisions for Montenegro stru<'k a mine otT .Montenegro Fi 'briiary 24 and sank. Thirty-eight of the crew disappeared. The accident did not hinder the work of provl.sloning. "The French cruiser Desaix made a demonstration against -Akabah, Arabia on February 23. A landing party aid had nothing to say concerning the i(.|i,.r, repre.senting th- Ministerial L'n- price he shall receive for his pro-M„i, aiml.. H. Wishard, rein e -;eiiti:ig duct. This is u.sually done at the ter in,,. Cnrem Topics ('luh. this an- minal exchange." he added, "and l.iv-j ,„jiin(cuient wa.-; niade hv Dr. Hils- erpool, the" leading e-xchange of the oher: world u.sua!ly fixes the price." He; - Tiie Minisleriaj .\ssrK;uii ..n of lola. said-he .had been a heavy s|/e <'iilrixor ' |„ (.inneetion witii tlie Current Tdpics in wheat;in 1S9T and ISHs.', but that he chi',, 'nas planned a reieptioir tor Mr. ed by the ship's cannon dispersed and had not speculated m grain since C:,-.!- 1-'. Scott to i :• iu-l.i t .'i>' put to (fig.'it a .s'nall band of Turks then. He admitted that he had not Pr'.--l .yU 'rian Cliiiicli .MoiuLiy evening, occupying the village.' '• forgotten any of the tricks of the . l ,e.;ii .iiing at'S o 'chu k. .Mr. S<uit will i lierlin, Feb. 2(J.—The Overseas Ag- forgotten any trade. "In 1897," he said. out the statement Igne an address on his recent trip t» ency today gave "[ saw that: Helf^ium. whither iie went to look after that the Corriere Delia Sera, a news- wheat was selling at le>s than cost. !t'„- distrilmtion of lie- ..armr of ilu' paper of Milan, declares that I realized this could not go on. Be- Kansas relief-ship. lie will have a Moyd's has received a not knowing as much KVI-.V. story to t.-U .-.lul eveiyhody i;s this will ing young and as I do now, 1 thought I'd make mon- invited to hear it. Of course th's will ev by storing aud holding the commod be .free After (hje address =' '-"'H- ity until I could sell it at a proftlabk- tio„ w,)l be heUn-r Mr.^eotl w lum piice But mv plan didn't work. Th- all will have an opportunity to ^re -t onlFones to'make any money ,,.,^.„,„,,„ ror Mr. Scott was obtain ; lihitii-ed in ;ulva:u-e of his return by thi- Miini-'i -rs and the ineiiihers of the because Current Topics <'hil. .ami t!ie couiide- , V I. ,„„r-^;^„ ,n ,',ric,. t !<Mi of details only aw.iited his return, farm labor has mcreaseu _ ui price, ^^^^^ ^^^^^^.^ the farmers. "The farmers today cannot the proper return on his work on the cold basis of wheat prices, labor has increased in iirice and the hourj tioii of whea is shortened. The produc ; in this country is being reduced," he said. ;, '"The average farmer, of 2o years (,,.n,e peopi ago devoted 300 acres to ^'"^i'^f;,™^^" i j;,:.,'npon his servi<-es. i:..-Igiii]:i and tliougli In- has many f-\; ie((iiests lor sin -h an aihlress, ;is he 'kis ;!hv:!vs felt—that h:i\e ing where tod:ty he devotes l'"J' T'ler*^ no ;idniiss;ou cliargi has the tele- r.iin from Fastbouriie -n Sussex, say ing that a British''triinsport I'.as gone down with l .Soi) ukmi. The foregoing disjiatch doubtless is another referenda to the British transport that was reported torpedoed by a. German submarine. The British deny the story. Amsterdam, Feb. 2rt._The Swedish steamer Scarton, from Rotterdam, ar rived today at Ymuiden, Holland with a, lar .i ;e hole in her starboard side near the how. The captain reporfd thai 'he Scarton had been damaged on Thursday afternoon by either a mine or torpedo. It is his opinion t!at the damage w ;is ilitlicted by a mine. Washington, Feb. 2ij —.Minister Van r. S, ASKS KECEIVERSHIP. Two Millioaires Also Seek Tonimj Atkins Oil Allotment. WALTER JOHNSON t ALLEO. 1 (lenna, via Roni>>. Feb. 2';.—One !>er ; ; son was killed aud manv woundeil in I a riot in Ventimiglia. which resulted ^ KENTK KY 1)01 RLE Ml RDEH. ! iola Leading! At the end of the first half in the basket balj tournament at Baldwin this afternoon, with lola and Lawrence playing, tne score was: lola 16, Lawrence !8. the company was negligent in failing^ho iumrit»«l to the t'h.icag) to maintain its equipment in safe con- pgjerals from the Washington Aiiie:-- dition, she asks .to be awarded $2,999 j^ans last fall and then jumpti back as damages. 're^in. has been notified to reiMU-' lor _ Estol Townsend, aged C, by his next spring traming at Shrieveport, 1-*., »o i friend, and father. Ben Townsend, Manager Joe Tinker of the Chic- asks $2500 on the same state of facts, club announced today. order for seni.> time. Ourini; the figln several of ilie po'.ie.- and olliers were injured. disturlu'd today by wnat was apiiar- enlly a I'cjulile murder ar Hamby station, nef.r here. Demmett, Woodruff, proprietor of a store and Glover «one. t.. Fight l>isease. i Hoard, his clerk were found dead (Hy rne .xs^^'i.iat..! IT-^.- le'irly today. Botii had I h-c U shot. Toi 'ekM. Kas., I'-'h. 2H.— .\ bill ap- W'oodruff's body was near the rear of $.'iO,i'e"i at once and an- the store and Hord's inside. Muskogee, Ok., Feb. 25.—On trie aP plication for a receiver for the 'Tommy Atkins allotment .-n the Cuahing Oil Fields, asked for by the government in behalf of rhe Creek nation, and joined in by various claimants, testimony was taken in the United States court here which tended to show a bitter fight between two mil lionaires, Charles Page of Tulsa and J. A .Ferguson Of Fort Smith, for ItiO acres in the Cushlng field. The land is estimated to be worth more .Sthati a million dollars: •» There are two women who claim to be the mother of Tommy Atkins; who was arbitrarily allotted the land ten years ago. Page is claiming the land Under a conveyance from Minnie Atkins, the wife of a soldier of Seattle, Wasli., antl. Ferguson is claiming it under a conveyance from Nancy Atkins. The government Is seeking to cancel the allotment so that itv will revert to the Creek nation. Sadie James, a Tulsa negress testified that .Minnie Atkins never had a son known as Tommy Atkins; that she liad found .Minnie Atkins in Seattle. Wash., and had been paid $1,000 by Page to, get evidence. She was tiret employed by H.'V. Bartlett of Sa pulpa. but said she switched to Page when she had worked Bartlett foi" all she could. On cross t ;xamination the negro woman admitted she had been twice tried on ij charge of murder and is now living'with her seventh husband. The hearing will probably close tomorrow. There are now eight wells on the lease producing 13,000 barrels daily. Page is oiierating It. SHIPS KANSAS FARM EXHIBIT. State Experinieht Station's DlHplujr <<oes to Sail Franelsco. -Manhattan. Kas., Feb. 25—The State Aericultural Experiment Station ' has shiiiped an exhibit to the Panama-Pacific .Exposition sb large that It eon- stitutes two-thirds of the exhibit from all the stations in thffUnlted States. The show cases to hold the exhibit wero constructed by the woodworking di-iiartiuent of the college shops. Orphans Make an A)>peaL <r;v the Ass<viated rfesst Atchison, Kas.,. Feb. 26.-.-One hun dred and thirty-two orphans from "the Pepper I state home here went to Topeka today. Chas. W. Mullenhour, of Denver, ten the same Johnson' Tinker said had been wr'c- propriating I-";!),!'!!"! at once and an- the store and Hord s inside. I'epper i state home here wenc to l opeKa loaay, n the same letter as other ].lavers .t'>e sa'e of bonds for use had been sprinkled in the footsteps of t'e-2;ipsts of Senator B. P. Wapgener, Colo arrived here yesterday to take who 'will "go" direct" from their'hon-.e.^ in the fighting of the foot and mouth their slayers to baffle the pursuit of, where they will appear before the leg- Up his ne«' duties as warehouse man to the catiips, and not report to \Vasu- 1 d!.-:ease was iiassed by the lower house bloodhounds. The authorities have, islatiire in the hope of securing a at the M .K. & T. ingtoa. ' today. J no clue. 4 larger appropriation for the home.

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