Arkansas City Daily Traveler




Regular Monthly Meeting of Chamber of Commerce at City Building.

The regular monthly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce will be held in the chamber quarters in the city building tonight.

The question of a chamber budget will probably come up for discussion this evening. Heretofore the money needed and received, aside from dues, has been raised by subscription, with no systematized plan for raising the money or for holding in check the amounts expended for the various propositions handled, such as the spring festival, stock show, conventions, etc.

During the past year the amount received from dues approximated $5,600 and the amount raised by subscriptions in round numbers was $10,000. In addition, the Provident Association and the Salvation Army raised $3,000, thus showing that the total amount received from all sources to have been almost $20,000.

As illustrative of the advantage of the budget system and control under one head, Secretary Seyster pointed out that the estimated amount needed for the spring festival this year was $2,000, while the actual cost of the festival mounted up to $3,700, due largely to unsystematized management and lack of central control.

The secretary estimates the actual amount needed for various propositions as follows, viz., spring festival $2,500; stock show $2,000; conventions $800; Labor day $300; and figuring the Provident association and Salvation Army at $3,000, the total amount actually needed would be around $15,000. Mr. Seyster thinks if a budget of this amount were provided for and each proposition handled under strict control, it would be sufficient to amply take care of the situation and would represent an actual saving of almost $5,000.

Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Salina, Kansas, were pointed out by the secretary as examples of towns of this class that have adopted the budget system, and which towns make a very satisfactory report on the practical working of the system. All the large cities without exception, the secretary cited, work on the budget basis as the only satisfactory system.

Other business of the meeting tonight will include a report on the roads to the new oil field to the south, and also the question of marking the main roads will come up for





Disappeared From Topeka, Kansas, on Saturday Last.

Called on Her Husband's Parents in Denison.Coming There From Tulsa.Declined An Interview.

Denison, Texas, Nov. 8.Mrs. Elmer Inman, wife of the returned parole inmate at Lansing, and the daughter of former Warden J. K. Codding, who disappeared from Topeka Saturday, after failing to secure a pardon for her husband, arrived in Denison last night, it was learned today. She arrived here from Tulsa, and called upon her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Inman, this morning.

Efforts to interview the Kansas woman were unsuccessful.

Marriage Called Illegal

Topeka, Nov. 8.The marriage of Elmer Inman to Miss Lavona Codding, daughter of former Warden J. K. Codding, of the state prison, was illegal, Judge C. W. Smith, executive clerk to Governor Allen, asserted today. His opinion is based on the ground that the convict was not in possession of citizenship rights at the time of the marriage at Holdenville, Oklahoma, August 25, 1921.

Judge Smith declared that the marriage could be held under the Kansas laws as nothing more than a common law contract.

Inman, who was serving a sentence of ten to 21 years for complicity in a jewel robbery at Arkansas City, is back in prison for violation of his parole. It was while he enjoyed liberty under a temporary parole that Inman and Miss Codding were se-

cretly married.

The love which had developed while Inman served as chauffeur for Warden Codding apparently was successfully hidden by the convict and the warden's daughter. When Mrs. Inman pleaded with state officials last Wednesday, it became known today, she requested that her marriage be kept from her parents. She told Judge J. A. McDermott, of the industrial court, who as county attorney of Cowley county originally prosecuted Inman, that the only member of her immediate family who knew of the marriage was a brother, Harold, at Burbank, Oklahoma. This brother, Mrs. Inman is reported to have said, opposed the marriage.

State officials familiar with state prison affairs today talked freely regarding Inman and the privileges he enjoyed while serving his prison term.

"Inman seemed to enjoy every possible privilege which could be extended to a prisoner," said Harvey Henney of the state board of administration. "Warden Codding took a great interest in him. Inman seemed wonderfully attentive to Mrs. Codding, who was a very sick woman much of the time. He took her for many drives. I don't believe there was ever a suspicion, though, that a love existed between Miss Codding and Inman although he frequently drove her to Kansas City, where she was employed."

Judge Smith frequently observed Inman when he met with the prison board.

"Once, after I received a revised history of Inman's case, I told Warden Codding that he would miss his man and his car some day if Inman failed to obtain a parole," said Judge Smith. "The warden believed Inman had been 'jobbed.' He showed great interest in his case.

"I believe it was more a sympathetic affair which developed into love on the girl's part. She asked on various occasions when we were going to give Inman his chance. But I don't believe she showed more interest in his case than in parole applications for several other men."

Inman's Courtship

Leavenworth, Kans., Nov. 8.The courtship which culminated in the marriage of Elmer Inman, serving a sentence in the Kansas state prison, and Miss Lavona Codding, had its inception here. Inman was acting as chauffeur to J. K. Codding, the young woman's father, who was until recently warden of the Kansas prison. After being received at the prison under sentence, Inman, who is now once more in the Kansas prison because of alleged violation of parole, worked for awhile in the prison coal mine. Then he was made Warden Codding's chauffeur. It was while acting in this capacity that he became acquainted with the warden's daughter, who is now Mrs. Inman.

Sold Jewelry While An Inmate

In addition to stealing the motor car, for the theft of which he is under indictment now in Oklahoma, Inman was held on another charge of using the mails to defraud. It is said that he had dealings with a Kansas City jewelry firm and that this firm consigned to Inman diamonds of the value of $1,000. These he is said to have sold for $300 and made no settlement with the Kansas City firm. It is understood that a brother of Mrs. Inman came to his rescue and smoothed this matter over. Further assistance is said to have been denied when he was charged with transporting a stolen motor car.

Inman has the reputation also of having dealt extensively in jewelry while an inmate of the prison. He is said to have worked on a commission basis with the Kansas City firm with which he had business transactions while in business in Arkansas City. This is accepted as the source of much jewelry he is said to have disposed of around Lansing, although others hold to the theory that the articles sold were part of the Arkansas City loot.




Mexican Charged With Shooting Removed to County Jail.

The door of the city jail was standing ajar this morning, waiting for the next unlucky victim.

The last person to occupy the jail up to this morning was one Martinez, the Mexican who is charged with shooting one of his Mexican companions several nights ago, but he has been transferred to the county jail at Winfield. His preliminary hearing is now set for November 16. Attorney Hattie Franey will defend him in the action of the state of Kansas, on the charge of shooting Gabriel Esquibel, while the latter lay in his bed in his own home, one night last week. It was rumored that there is a woman in the case, but as yet the accused man has given out nothing in regard to the shooting. He was trailed by the city blood hounds on the night of the shooting and was arrested on the strength of the hounds trailing him to his home the same night on which the shooting occurred. It is said that at least one witness will swear that Martinez's face appeared at the window where the shooting took place, about five minutes before the two shots were fired. The victim is still in a local hospital.

W. A. Fry, on the charge of being drunk, and who was booked for trial in the city court last evening, forfeited a cash bond to the city, by failing to appear in court at the appointed hour.




Game Warden and State Fish Car in City Last Night.

The Kansas state fish car was in Arkansas City last night and was in charge of State Fish and Game Warden Alva Clapp. The car came in to the city last evening over the Santa Fe, attached to train No. 15, and remained here until this morning, going back to the north. The state warden on the trip to this city delivered to the state deputy here, Charles Williams, for Paris park lake and other bodies of water here, the following allotment.

Fifteen hundred black bass and blue gill, and a like number of white perch for the lake, and also the same amount for Silver creek and Grouse creek, near this city. These fish will be distributed at once to the places designated and Mr. Williams will look after them for the state officials.

The state has a newly rebuilt car for the fish car, which has all the latest improvements, and it is a fine sight to look upon. Thousands of the fish are now being distributed to various parts of the state, where there are places for them. Mr. Clapp is in charge of the car and the distribution of the fish, and he is anxious to place them where they are needed at this time.

Mr. Clapp also reports the distribution of many pheasants in this county this fall.

The Bass and White Perch, which were left here for distribution, range in size from three to seven inches in length, while the Croppie are smaller than this. These fish were ordered here by the local deputy, Chas. Williams. Williams announces that he is going to make fishing worthwhile in this part of the state, and he says there is no reason why the nimrods of this section should not have good fishing from now on. The state of Kansas now has the largest fish hatchery in the world at Pratt, which keeps all the lakes and ponds in this state well stocked with fine fish the year around.

Arkansas City and vicinity will profit greatly by the distribution of the fish just made here by the state warden.



May "Banish" Warden's Family.

Topeka, Nov. 9.As a result of the marriage of Elmer Inman, Kansas prison convict, to Miss Lavona Codding, daughter of Ex-Warden J. K. Codding, the state may take steps to have the warden's family live outside the prison. Ernest Underwood, member of the state board of administration, and Judge C. W. Smith, executive clerk to Governor Allen, said today.

Judge Smith called attention to a tragedy in Illinois a number of years ago in which the warden's wife was killed by a convict trusty, and said that in his opinion the warden's family should be protected against any possible harm by residence separate from the prison.

The question of providing a separate house for the present and future wardens at Lansing probably will be considered at the next meeting of the board of administration, according to Underwood.




E. C. Day Purchased Interest in Bunnell Investment Company.

The Bunnell Investment company has taken on a new partner, having sold to E. C. Day an interest in the Bunnell Investment Company. Mr. Day has concluded to cast his lot in Arkansas City. He is well pleased with the city and is going it make it his home. Is is a brother of Dr. E. F. Day, and formerly resided at San Benito, Texas.


E. C. Day of the Bunnell Investment Company reports sales recently completed as follows: A pair of lots in the 1400 block on South Summit street, Masters-Fuhrman, owners, to Zene Russell; a pair of lots in same block to Henry Russell, who purchased same to erect a new home; a pair of lots in same block belonging to Masters-Fuhrman, to William Trenary, who will erect a residence on same for his home. Mr. Day also reports the sale of J. S. Jared's business block, located at 122 North Summit street, and __ H. Springer's building at 112 North Summit street.




Declares She Believes Her Husband Innocent of Crime.

Denison, Texas, Nov. 9."I believe Elmer Inman is innocent of the charges of which he was convicted." Mrs. Elmer Inman, daughter of J. K. Codding, former warden of the Kansas state prison, declared to a newspaper reporter here last night. She married Inman, a paroled Kansas prisoner, at Holdenville, Okla-homa, last August. The wedding "came about suddenly but you will have to ask science why I did it." she said. Inman has been returned to prison for alleged violation of his parole.

Mrs. Inman said Inman did not "make love" to her while he was in prison nor while he was acting as her father's chauffeur. She did not express surprise when shown a Topeka dispatch quoting Judge C. W. Smith as declaring her marriage illegal. She expressed regret over publicity given a "strictly personal" affair.

"I have not informed my father where I am because I do not think it necessary." she said, adding she had no plans for the future and would remain in Denison indefinitely. She is visiting at the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Inman.




Mrs. Anna McCool Opens an Uptown Store Here Today.

Mrs. Anna McCool held a formal opening of her flower shop this afternoon. She has her flower shop in the Trimper building with the entrance on Washington avenue, and has for a number of years had a greenhouse, located at 405 South Third street. This afternoon from three o'clock until seven she gave to each person visiting her shop a beautiful chrysanthe mum. Mrs. McCool has one of the nicest shops in the state at present and under her able management the new store here is bound to be a success. Large crowds, mostly ladies, called at the flower shop this afternoon. The formal opening will last until seven o'clock this evening.




W. J. Buffington, of Arkansas City Among Injured.


Conductor McMahon Slightly hurt.Engineer Tom Roch and Fireman Ralph Patton on Engine.

Mulhall, Okla., Nov. 10.Six persons were seriously injured and a number bruised or cut when Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe passenger train No. 11 southbound from Kansas City to the gulf, threw three Pullmans and two day coaches over an embankment, a mile south of here early today, according to Dr. A. B. Childress, of Mulhall, one of the first physicians to reach the scene.

The wreck occurred while the train was running about 50 miles an hour, and just after it had crossed the Beaver Creek trestle, according to Edward Jones, Chicago newspaperman, who was a passenger. Jones said the steel coaches prevented a heavy casualty list.

Dr. Childress said the last five coaches of the train were thrown clear of the track; but that the engine, mail car, and baggage cars did not leave the tracks.

The injured were rushed to Guthrie, a few miles south of here.

A relief train soon arrived from Guthrie and another came from Oklahoma City.

No One Killed

Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 10.No persons were killed although several were injured in the wreck of Santa Fe train No. 11 near Mulhall north of here this morning, according to reports brought here by persons returning from the scene, soon after the wreck.

Report From Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 10.Santa Fe train No. 11, southbound, Kansas City to the gulf, was wrecked near Mulhall, Oklahoma, forty miles north of here at 7 a.m. today, according to reports received here. No details were known at that hour, but the report said that the entire train, with the exception of the engine and one mail car, left the tracks.

According to a message received by officials of the road here, five cars are off the track, three of which were ditched. Relief crews have gone from Guthrie and Mulhall, the wreck having occurred a mile south of Mulhall. A special train is being made up here and will leave at once for the scene of the wreck bearing a party of doctors and nurses. No indications were given of the number seriously injured.

W. J. Buffington Injured

The wreck was caused by a broken rail. The injured include:

Miss Edith Smith, 56, Colorado Springs, Colo., back believed broken; may die.

T. H. McMahon, 45, Newton, Kan., conductor, internal injuries, leg broken.

W. J. Buffington, Arkansas City, Kans., arm broken, back bruised.

John Goshen, Marshalltown, Iowa, believed internally, lacerated about head and face.

Frank Witherson, Kansas City, Mo., lacerations on head and face.

N. E. Carrol, negro porter, Kansas City, Mo., rib broken.


News of Wreck Received Here.

The Oklahoma division office of the Santa Fe at this point received notice of the wreck soon after the train went into the ditch near Mulhall and the officials here give out about the same information in regard to the wreck, as is contained in the Associated Press dispatches printed above. The officials here report that there was no one killed in the wreck, but that many passengers and also the conductor were injured. The injured were taken to Guthrie as soon as they could be transferred to a special train and sent there.

Division Superintendent J. E. McMahon and his staff left soon after the news of the wreck reached the city on a special train to look after the injured and to investigate the matter as a whole. The wreck was caused by a broken rail, which split as the rear part of the train passed over it, the report received here stated. The conductor was T. M. McMahon of Newton (no kin of J. E. McMahon, the superintendent of the Oklahoma division), and he was injured to some extent. He was riding in one of the coaches that was overturned, the report to the local office says. He was not seriously injured, however. Conductor McMahon is well known here.

The engineer was Tom Roche and the fireman was Ralph Patton, both of this city. Neither of these men were injured in any way. The train was said to have been moving at the usual high speed for passenger trains at the time of the derailment of the

coaches, at about 7 o'clock. The exact location of the wreck was one and one-fourth miles south of Mulhall, where the track is elevated by a high grade. Some of the cars overturned as they went off the track and down the bank. This train left Arkansas City about on time this orning at 4:20 and was said to be running on schedule when the wreck occurred. The local office force reported that the injured were taken into Guthrie as soon as possible after the wreck on a special train sent out of that city to the scene of the disaster.

Arkansas City Man Hurt

Late reports from the passenger train at Mulhall this morning, giving the names of some of those injured, contains the name of W. J. Buffington of this city. This report states that Mr. Buffington received a fractured arm and that his back was bruised.

Efforts to learn something of Mr. Buffington, in connection with this case, late this afternoon, proved fruitless as there was no one in his office and no one at the farm house west of the city. It is the supposition, however, that he went south on this train this morning, as he is out on the road a great deal of the time, transacting business matters. Friends of Bill Buffington here will regret to learn of his misfortune in this connection and will hope to see him safe at home within a few days.



In the Motor Car Business

James Clough, who for a number of years past, has been in the office of the Kansas Gas & Electric Co. in this city, has resigned and has accepted a position with the Newman Motor Car Co., which is being operated by A. L. Newman. At present Mr. Newman and Mr. Clough are in Hutchinson attending the state auto dealers meeting and Jim will take up his new duties here as soon as they return. The position at the electric light office, vacated by Mr. Clough, will be filled by J. M. Nennox, of the Wichita office of the company, who is now on the job here.



Change of Firm

P. P. Sprinkle and C. B. Harter, experienced men in the business, have purchased the interest of F. M. Moore and Gertie Moore in the Imperial Welding and Boiler Works, located at 522-524 South Summit Street.

George P. Covell, who has been connected with the works since its inception, will remain in the company. Mr. Covell will act as field man, while the two new proprietors will remain at the works and give their attention to the business.




Road Opening

At the last meeting of the county commissioners the board passed a resolution authorizing, and ordering a public road opened up through "Home Acres" on the Chestnut avenue rock road, and on the section line connecting with the Knox hill road leading to Geuda Springs.

This is considered a splendid move as it makes a big saving in travel from the west into this city, by cutting out two hills on this particular road.




The Burford and Shoemaker Homes Entered by Burglars.

House robberies have again become the order of the day and night in this city and yesterday afternoon and last night there were two such cases reported to the police. In one case, the goods stolen were ladies' dresses; and in the other the robbers carried away a hand bag, which contained a lot of valuable jewelry.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Burford, of the Rex theatre, at 505 North Second street, was entered last night and the thieves carried away about $800 worth of ladies' wearing apparel. The clothes included nearly all of Mrs. Burford's evening gowns, silk underwear, and other articles belonging to her. It is said that the robber entered the house by way of the front door about nine o'clock. Mrs. Jacob Beyfer and Mrs. J. B. Heffelfinger, neighbors of the Burfords, saw lights in the house about that time. The officers have no clue to this robbery. The night police got out the city blood hounds and they took up the trail from the house to the alley several different times, it is said. There the trail was lost, and it is the supposition that the robbers got into a waiting automobile here.

The other case was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Shoemaker, at 409 North Fifth street. They are newcomers here and have lived in the house at the location about three months. The robbery there is thought by the officers and Mr. Shoemaker to have been the work of boys. The house was entered in the afternoon, it is said, and the thieves carried away a handbag, which contained a lady's wrist watch, handkerchiefs, men's socks, beads, cameo ring, a lavaliere and several other articles which belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker. There seems to be no trace of the robberies in this case.

Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker are operating the candy and popcorn stand at the Strand theatre and just north of the Bahruth plumbing shop, and they are both away from home all day and also in the evening. Mr. Shoemaker has been in business here only a short time and the loss from the robbery means a great deal to him and Mrs. Shoemaker at this particular time.


E. A. Shoemaker is improving his "yum yum" shop at

103 North Summit by putting in a new front.




Did Not Receive Broken Arm in Santa Fe Wreck Yesterday.

W. G. [??] Thought his initials were W. J. [?] Buffington, who was on the Santa Fe passenger train which was wrecked early yesterday morning near Mulhall, Oklahoma, is at his farm home west of the city today, having arrived here on the late train last night. The report that he received a fractured arm in the wreck was a mistake. He has a very sore arm, however, and he had to have a piece of the window glass removed from his arm before he could come home. He is also very stiff and sore, and will be laid up for several days on account of the accident. He does not care to repeat the incident which he was compelled to undergo yesterday morning. He was enroute to Oklahoma City on a business trip when the wreck occurred.

The wreckage has been cleared up at this time and all the Santa Fe trains were running about on schedule time today. All of the injured passengers who were taken to Guthrie following the accident are said to be doing nicely today.




New Cigar Factory to be Located in Fifth Avenue Hotel.

T. O. McKern and W. C. Springborn are here from Winfield, making arrangements to move here next week. Mr. McKern is getting ready to open his cigar factory in the Fifth Avenue hotel building. He is looking for a residence for himself and family, consisting of his wife and two children, Delores and Kenneth. The daughter, Delores, was graduated out of the junior high school here, and finished her high school course in Winfield. Kenneth will enter the junior high.

Mr. McKern's shop man, W. C. Springborn, will also move here. Mrs. McKern and Miss Delores will both be employed in the cigar factory, the former as packer and the latter as bookkeeper. "Mack's" brand of cigars are already on the Arkansas City market, being put out from Winfield until the factory is opened here.




At One Time Operated Gladstone Hotel and Was Prosperous.

Amos Gipson, president of the First National bank at Joplin, who is reported dead of suicide in Mexico, in today's telegraph reports, came to this city in 1893, as a traveling salesman, and purchased the Gladstone hotel, which he and Mrs. Gipson operated successfully for several years. He was well thought of here and was prosperous at that time. He left here about 1900 and located in Moberly, Mo., later going to Kansas City and entered the banking business. His wife died some years ago of cancer, it is said. He had three charming daughters; and one is now the wife of Samuel Mosier, of the Niles & Mosier Cigar Co.


Fuhrman Home Robbed

Yesterday afternoon while Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Fuhrman, of 305 North A street, were away from home someone entered their house and carried away a suitcase, two suits of Mr. Fuhrman's clothes, a gold watch, a dress belonging to Mrs. Fuhrman, several silk shirts, and several other articles. Entrance to the house was gained by cutting a screen. The robbery occurred between 3 and 5 o'clock, Mr. Fuhrman says. The officers were notified of the robbery last night. There is said to be no clue.



J. P. Short, one of the pioneers of Cowley County, was in the city from Winfield yesterday to witness the Armistice program. Mr. Short is the man who furnishes the "Forty Years Ago" items for the Winfield Courier. In 1870 Mr. Short conducted a hotel in Winfield.

There is one peculiarity about Mr. Short, which probably no other man in Cowley county can boast of. For fifty years he has never spent a day in bed on account of sickness. Notwithstanding the fact that he is seventy-six years old at this time. He served in the Civil War.




Jim Tucker Taken in Custody By Undersheriff Here Yesterday.

J. M. Tucker was taken in custody last evening by Under-sheriff Don Goldsmith, on complaint turned in to the county sheriff by Mayor Hunt. Tucker was on the street late yesterday afternoon in a drunken condition, according to reports from the officer. A gun belonging to him had been left in Attorney Hines' office. He went to the office and got the gun in Hines' absence, it is said, and later put in his appearance around the city hall, where his actions were observed by the mayor, who immediately phoned the sheriff. However, it is stated he was not flourishing any weapons at the time.

Tucker has been in the toils of the district court for some time, on three different charges: first, on a threat on Judge Swarts' life; then on a charge of selling liquor; and also threatening the life of witnesses in the liquor case.

Attorney Hines had got him out of his difficulty, by an agreement between Tucker and his attorney with the county attorney, whereby Tucker was released from jail on a peace bond, which was originally $4,000; but which Attorney Hines had succeeded in having reduced to $1,500, and with the agreement that Tucker was to leave the state within ten days.

This ten-day period had lapsed and Tucker had been advised by his attorney that he had better get out of the country. By getting drunk he knocked down the whole structure, forfeiting his liberty and razing to the ground all the work of his attorney. His bond will now revert back to $4,000, which it is said he will not be able to raise.

Attorney Hines has notified Tucker that he will not defend him further.




Was Getting Illuminated and was Brought Back to Jail.

Cowley county jail last night was again the place of repose of J. M. Tucker, of certain wild escapades. He had been getting illuminated with his home brew, it was said, and was taken up for safe keeping.

A few weeks ago Tucker was fined $250 on a charge of assault on a policeman; and $100 on a liquor charge. He paid these fines and the costs in two other cases pending against him, one for assault and one for disturbance of the peace. He was also required to leave the state. It appears that he was getting ready to move to Oklahoma, and that he put on the illumination as a celebration.

This morning he was sober and was let go back to Arkansas City to finish going away. He is to be away by Monday morning under the terms of the protocol.Courier.

Local officers say that Tucker was released in Winfield Saturday with the understanding that he was to have his goods packed and leave the city not later than this morning. He has rented a farm near Red Rock, Oklahoma, and will raise hogs there, it is said by some of his friends.

Attorney Hines says he has nothing whatever to do with the Tucker matter at this stage of the proceedings.




A Boy in Minnesota Must Establish Age in Order to Get Work.

Proving date of one's birth may have a bearing upon employment or unemployment in the state of Minnesota, it would seem to be indicated, by an inquiry received by the city clerk. A boy in Minneapolis wants a job and he cannot be hired unless he sets up that he is over the child-labor age limit. This he is trying to do by getting a certificate from the registrar of vital statistics. The boy claims to have been born at Arkansas City in September, 1909. That would make him over twelve years old. The inquiry comes from the counsellor of the department of "Guide and Placement" of the Minneapolis public schools. Clerk Hall's registration does not take in Arkansas City. The letter will be referred to the clerk at that place. But keeping of birth records was not authorized in Kansas till 1911, so it is not likely that the certificate can be given.Courier.




Midland Valley Spur to Oil Field to Follow Southern Route.

By getting in touch with Banker W. H. Singular at Grainola on the phone this morning, Secretary Seyster of the Chamber of Commerce learned definitely that the Midland Valley railroad officials had come to a decision in regard to locating the proposed spur to the Burbank oil field.

The information was to the effect that the company had selected the southern or Foraker route, which connects with the Midland Valley two miles below Foraker.

The effort of the Chamber of Commerce to secure the north route connecting at Grainola proved fruitless, the Midland Valley ignoring the claims set up before them in behalf of this city.




One of the Best Programs Ever Staged in the City.

Had Regular Turkey Dinner and Songfest at Newman'sVisit Ranney's Candy FactoryDance at Henneberry's.

The regular meeting of the Rotary club occurred last evening, and it was not only a very jolly affiar, but also a very entertaining one. The program was rather unique and was entirely a surprise. It was ladies night last night, and the Rotarians made a little extra effort in the way of entertainment and eats for their Rotary-anns.

At 6:30 almost a full membership of the club had assembled at the Newman tea room. They were accompanied by their ladies. Promptly at 6:30 o'clock the crowd sat down to the banquet tables, and were served one of the most delicious dinners ever given to any gathering of people in this city. It was a turkey dinner and just right. The menu consisted of fruit cocktail, olives, roast turkey, baked squash, mashed potatoes, cranberrsy sherbert, rolls, vegetable salad, coffee, and plum pudding.

At the finish of the dinner, Bert Williams took charge of the song program and made the Newman tea room ring with the songs of Rotary for thirty minutes or longer. At the conclusion of the singing, adjournment was taken. President John McE Ames notified those present to not ask any questions, but to follow the bell sheep, which all did.

The first place the crowd was taken to, was the Ranney-Davis Candy factory on South Summit street. Here the crowd was entertained and enlightened in the art of making candy for an hour. They were also fed all the Tom Henry sweetness they could eat. The Ranney- Davis candy factory is one of the big institutions of Arkansas City. It employs about seven candy makers and some twenty girls at this time.

Tom Henry, the king candy maker, assisted by the other candy makers employed in the candy factory, made several kinds of candy for the edification of the visitors. While it is a very simple matter for the candy makers to go through, yet it is a wonderful sight for the uninitiated to witness the making of candy.

From the candy factory, the crowd was taken to the Henneberry Packing house where they indulged in "tripping the light fantastic" until a late hour. The music for the evening's entertainment was furnished by the Rotary orchestra, and it was simply the best that could be had. For the occasion the Henneberry assembly room at the packing house was decorated with leaves and was very pretty. No program by the Rotary was more thoroughly enjoyed than the one given last night.




Used Yesterday to Wet Down Football Field at Athletic Park.

Yesterday the city's new fire engine of the fire department was used for the first time since the official test. Mayor Hunt ordered the engine into use for the purpose of wetting down the clay on the athletic field in Paris park. The clay which has recently been hauled to the field was loose and undesirable as the sand was before the work of wetting it down. It is believed now that the clay will become packed and make a very fine field. The water was pumped from the canal and thrown on the field. The firemen gladly accepted the opportunity to do this service. The field will be used on Thursday and Friday afternoons of this week for games.




Winfield Claims Slow Field May Cost Two Touchdowns.

Will the poor playing field at Arkansas City make Winfield high two touchdowns slower than at home? asks the Winfield Free Press.

Coach Reber thinks it will.

The Winfield coach made a trip to Arkansas City Saturday and looked over the field where the Cowley county classic will be held on Thanksgiving. After his return he gave out a statement saying the slow field would handicap Winfield two touchdowns.

"The field is very slow," said Coach Reber. "Clay has been hauled and spread over the sand, but the clay is in lumps. These lumps roll about and this will slow up our backfield."





Put in to Demonstrate to Second Street Property Owners.

The Stanton-Wallace Construction company has put in a brick street crossing at the corner of Maple and Second street. It is a very neat job and supposed to be a sample of what can be done in re-surfacing this street with brick. The brick is two and one-half inches in thickness, furnished by the Coffeyville Brick company gratis to the city. The work was done by the Stanton-Wallace Construction company and this also was donated.

The object of the crossing is to show the taxpayers how nicely Second street can be re- surfaced with brick instead of asphalt. Second street is in a very bad condition, the asphalt has many holes in it. It is bad for driving. An effort is being made to have this street resurfaced and the putting in of the street crossing at Maple and Second street is part of the propaganda which is being put out by the paving people, and the brick makers.




Will Have Charge of Organization of Field Battery Here.

Arrangements Completed For Remodeling Old Ice Plant on South First Street, To be Used For An Armory.

Arkansas City is going to have a field battery, under the supervision of the state national guard, as outlined at a recent meeting here, held in the chamber of commerce room.

There is no question about the matter now, except for the full membership of the battery of 65 paid men, who are to be enlisted here; and it is an assured fact that number, and possi bly enough to make up the second battery, will be secured in a short time.

News of the appointment of Robt. Cox as first lieutenant of the Kansas national guard, to organize the battery for Arkansas City, was received in the city this morning. This is good news for this city and the men who desire to enlist may step up and hand in their names. Mr. Cox will be assisted in the organization of the field battery here by Commander W. B. Oliverson, of the local American Legion post. The first 65 men who report will make up the battery for this city.

Plans are also underway today for the remodeling of the old ice plant building located on South First street, to be used as a permanent armory for the battery. A. E. LeStourgeon, owner of the building and who is also greatly interested in the proposition, has just returned from a trip to Topeka, Kansas, where he completed arrangements with General Martin, for the remodeling of the building mentioned above, and the sum of $20,000 will be spent on this building, beginning at once.

The officers interested in the proposition are now simply waiting for the enlistment blanks to be sent here by General Martin, and then work of enlistment will begin. Recruiting is expected to be lively, as soon as these arrangements and details are worked out. Those who desire to enlist in the company may call upon Robt. Cox, at the Kanotex office, or on W. B. Oliverson, at the office of the Bell Telephone Co. All the arrangements along these various lines are expected to be approved by the state guard officials in the very near future and then Arkansas City can boast of one of the finest field batteries in the state.

It is stated in connection with the enlistment plans, that any ex-service man who was in the service as long as six months, may enlist for a period of one year. Others will be required to enlist for three years.

As south First street is now paved with brick, this will make a nice driveway to the battery barracks and armory. The old building at that location, which was formerly an ice manufacturing plant, has been vacant for some time; and when it is all fixed up and the improvements completed, it will also be a credit to that part of the city.

The field battery proposition for this city was taken up several weeks ago at a meeting held in the chamber of commerce room here; and at that time, the members of that body and representatives of the American Legion pledged themselves to go to work on the proposition and see it carried through. Now these plans are to be put in operation and the battery is assured for this city. At the recent meeting a committee was appointed and this committee, with the assistance of Mr. Cox and Mr. Oliverson, has been busy since that time.

The salaries of the members of the battery range from $88.80 per month down to $33 per month; and with the 65 men and all the equipment placed here, it means a great deal to the city at this time. It is possible that two batteries may be enlisted here, owing to the number of men who desire to join and take up this work for the K. N. G.




"Macks" Brand Now On Local Market1,500 Cigars a Day.

T. O. McKern has opened his cigar factory in the Fifth Avenue hotel building, and is now turning out about fifteen hundred cigars a day. The factory at present is employing six people, and it is expected this number will be considerably increased with the development of the business. In addition to Mr. McKern, with his wife and daughter, two men are employed, viz; A. L. Kennedy and W. C. Springborn, and a woman from the overall factory has been engaged to go to work in the morning.

Mr. McKern and family will occupy the residence at 213 North A street after Friday. The son, who is the youngest member of the family, will enter junior high school here, the daughter having formerly graduated from the Winfield high school.

In moving from Winfield to Arkansas City, Mr. McKern stated that he did so for the reason that he thinks this city offers a better field for his factory. He was duly transferred by the

U. S. government with regard to licenses.

The brands are being turned out from the factory, "El Mack," a ten cent cigar, and "Macks" popular brand, two for fifteen cents.

Local dealers are already handling these cigars to quite a noticeable extent, and that this home product will be given at least equal consideration with other cigars is confidently expected in view of the excellent quality of Mack's cigars.




Visitors Invited to Collinson Auto Co.'s Salesroom.

The Collinson Auto Co. announces an informal opening this evening at their salesroom on A street just north of the new Trimper building. For the occasion the salesroom has been very neatly decorated, the decorations consisting of flowers, palms, ferns, vines, and leaves. This salesroom was completed a few months ago, but up to this time the Collinson company had not been ready for a formal opening.

The building constitutes one of the neatest salesrooms to be found anywhere in Kansas, and is a credit to Arkansas City. On the floor are being displayed two Buick sixes, two Buick fours, and one Cadillac coupe, all being attractively decorated for the occasion.

The salesroom is in charge of Harry Merris, well known in automobile circles, and who has made many friends with the public. He is accommodating and ever ready to anticipate the needs and desires of the automobile buying public. He is ably assisted by J. M. Cox, the company's accountant.

Harry Collinson is one of the oldest auto dealers in the state. He sold his first car in 1907, which was a four cylinder Buick, the sale being made to Dr. E. F. Day of this city. This was in the days when the automobile industry met with strenuous opposition, being tiraded against by the wiseacres as a thing that never could be, and impractical because of the expense of operation, and when all deals were made on a cash basis, the banks refusing to take notes on automobile security. However, Dr. Day got over 40,000 miles out of his "future" and the industry never paid much attention to the chronic progress stoppers.

The ones who had faith brought the industry to the foreground, and numbered in the vanguard of progress was the Collinson Automobile Co., the formal opening of whose beautiful salesroom occurs tonight.

The public is invited to this opening and there will be a souvenir for each visitor in attendance.



Complaints Registered From Winfield are Without Foundation.


Let me say that the ground has been thoroughly soaked, so much so that it was too wet to drag the second day after. It has been raked all over and the most observing Winfield fan could not find a clod if he looked for it with a magnifying glass.

It will be dragged and rolled again before the big game. And another thing: the Arkansas City team has not played nor practiced on that ground since the first load of clay was hauled there, and that is over two weeks ago. They have been practicing in the sand just south of the field; and when they do get onto that field, it will be a good deal faster than anything they have been used to of late. It will be in the best condition possible for Winfield's forward passesto be intercepted. Remember, no alibis.W. M. Gardner.





On every hand comes the word that this community is overrun with the hoboes. It is said there are two camps in the vicinity of this city, with good sized memberships. These hoboes come into town and accost our citizens and ask them for money; and seem to be offended if it is not given to them.

A businessman, who lives several blocks from the business center, informed the Traveler that it was impossible for him to walk uptown without being accosted by tramps asking for money. As many as three have tackled him at one time for aid. According to the reports, they are working the town systematically, and are taking it street by street. One woman informed the Traveler that the other night she was going home in the dusk of the evening, and one of these hoboes was standing behind a tree near her home. As she went to pass, Mr. Hobo stepped out and asked her for money. She told him she didn't have any money, and she made a break and ran home.

Numerous instances similar to the above have been reported to the Traveler, and if there is any way these hoboes can be made to move on, it should be resorted to. These tramps seldom ask for anything to eat, it is always money, and nearly everyone of the bunch we have seen have a very lawless appearance.

Residents of the city, as a consequence, are taking out burglary and holdup insurance, and several of the insurance agents have increased their business very materially by issuing policies of this kind the past four days.

It is hoped that all these hoboes will be given their walking papers by the city authorities, for they are not only a detriment to the city, but they keep the people in a state of fear.




Bond in Baby Case Fixed at $500 and Defendant Released.

Guy Neal, of Anthony, Kansas, was bound over for trial in the district court at Winfield at the preliminary hearing held this morning in the state court of G. H. McIntire, on the charge of being the father of the baby boy who was abandoned by his mother in this city several weeks ago. Bond in the sum of $500 was given by the defendant and the bond was signed by a local banker.

The state put the girl in the case on the witness stand this morning, and she told her story without faltering, it is said by those who heard the case, and she was not mixed in the dates, nor by the cross examination of the attorneys for the man in the case. Deputy County Attorney Queir and H. S. Hines appeared for the state in the case, and the defense was represented by C. T. Atkinson and Harry V. Howard, of this city, and by Ira R. Elswick, of Caldwell, and also by a brother of the defendant, who resides in Anthony.

On the witness stand today the girl related her story of how she met the defendant, and how on different occasions last January, she was in his company, also gave an account of her actions before the child was born last month in a hospital in this city. Then of going to the Model rooms in this city, where she left the baby and went to her home in Caldwell to see her mother, in an effort to effect a reconciliation with her folks. Then she returned to the city and was taken in charge by the police. She at first stated that her name was Brady, and that the name of the father of the child was Brady. She said she told this story in an effort to hide her identity. Then she told the truth, she said. The mother of the girl is here with her at the present time.


NOVEMBER 17, 1921

Ask Big Damages

Suit for damages in the amount of $15,636.30 was filed in the district court at Winfield yesterday by Atkinson & Pringle against Dr. B. C. Geeslin of this city for Geo. T. Bacastow, who alleges that the doctor administered morphine to Mrs. Bacastow to such an extent that she died. Bacastow alleges in the petition that in May, 1916, he retained the doctor to diagnose his wife's case. That she was treated by the doctor and that she died in February, 1920.

The case probably will not come up for trial before the March term of court, according to a report from the county seat today.






Mrs. Harold Revod is in City Jail on Two Charges.

Whiskey Still Found and Taken into Custody this Morning.Man is in Arkansas City Hospital.

Mrs. Harold Revod is in the city jail today with two serious charges placed against her by the local officers. They are: attempting to kill her husband by slashing his throat with a razor; and having in her possession a whiskey still and intoxicating liquor. The still is also in the city jail at present for safekeeping and the husband of the woman is in the Arkansas City hospital. The attending physician stated this afternoon that Revod will recover unless he suffers a relapse of some sort. Revod lost a large quantity of blood early this morning after the wound was inflicted and before a doctor reached his home; but he was given emergency treatment and then taken to the hospital in the Parman-Powell ambulance.

The woman in the case was seen in the city jail this afternoon by two newspapermen and she made the statement that she cut her husband's throat with a razor and then threw the razor in the Arkansas river. She said they were both drunk at the time and that she "had to do it." She further explained in answer to questions that she hoped her husband would get well.

The affair occurred at the Revod residence on South Fourteenth street, near the sand plant on the Frisco railway; and the house at that location is known as the former Perrine place. Revod is an employee of the A. C. Sand company.

Mr. and Mrs. Revod have been in trouble before. They were in the city courts several months ago and at that time both admitted to being drunk. He was in a sorry plight at that time and the wife admitted she had cut him up, on that occasion. They each paid a fine of $25 in court at that time.

The first the officers knew of the horrible case was this morning about six o'clock when a call came over the phone from the sand plant that there was a man there with his throat cut. Dr. L. M. Beatson received a call about the same time, and he and Policeman White met at the Revod house. The doctor took care of the injured man and the officer proceeded to make an investigation of the shanty. There he found a real still and a small quantity of corn whiskey. The still is of the real copper boiler method, with the coil and the cooling barrel. The officers had a fire under the still this afternoon in an effort to try it out. They were not "putting out" anything, however.

The woman will be held until the officers have investigated further and until the outcome of the cutting case is known. Mrs. Revod stated to the reporters that she purchased the still and placed it in the house in order to keep her husband at home to do his drinking. But she says he got mad this morning and went away from home to get some liquor. Further than this she would not commit herself on the liquor matter, but admitted that she and her husband were drinking whiskey and extracts last night. She said there was no one in the house beside her husband and herself at the time of the cutting scrape. She said she hoped her husband would recover and that she intended to take her punishment for the crime she had committed.

She and Revod were married in May 1919 by Probate Judge J. W. White of this county. At that time she had been divorced from her former husband, Castleberry, about eight months, she stated. It is said that the woman told the officers who made the copper still for her. She said that neither she nor her husband had ever sold distilled liquor, but had the still for their own use only. Mrs. Revod was at Lansing for medical treatment some months ago, the officers say.

The physician reports that the cut on the man's throat is between five and six inches in length and that the wound was dangerously near the windpipe. Revod was said to be resting well this afternoon. The razor has not been found.





This One Was Located in House on South Sixth Street.

The Arkansas City police force located and captured another whiskey still last night, and now they have two of these concerns on hand. The one they took in charge last night was found at the Hoober home on South Sixth street, and there was a woman at the place at the time the still was captured. However, there had been no arrests in the case, up to a late hour today. The woman who resides at the place is a sister of Mrs. Harold Revod, the woman who was arrested last Monday morning and who is being held in the county jail at Winfield on the charge of cutting her husband's throat with a razor and also for having a whiskey still in her home.

The officers also report that there was a small quantity of corn whiskey found in the Hoober house last night. This and the sample taken from the Revod home on Monday morning will be held as evidence in the two cases, the chief of police stated this morning.




Al G. Wright Purchased A. E. Bigley Home in This City.

Al G. Wright, who recently bought the Boyer-McNabb hardware store at 102 South Summit street, has purchased the fine new Ernest Bigley home, corner of Walnut avenue and Fourth street, and will move his family here from Anthony about December 1.

This is one of the nicest residences in the city, being right up to date in every particular, having been built by Mr. Bigley about two years ago. It is a commodious brick bungalow, and a feature of the many conveniences installed is running soft water all over the building. The water is pumped from a large cistern by a motor located in the basement, and is regarded as an especially desirable installation.

Mr. Wright and his family will be gladly welcomed to this city.



Petition to Re-Pave Second Street

Residents of Second street are circulating petitions for resurfacing that street. Two petitions are out: one calling for brick surface, and the other for sheet asphalt. There is quite a difference in the cost of the two propositions, the brick finish costing $2.50 per square yard and the asphalt finish $1.65 per square yard. The kind of surfacing to be used will be decided by the petition receiving the greater number of signatures.



To The Property Owners of Second Street

A petition is being circulated among the property owners for the resurfacing of your street with vertical fibre brick ONLY TWO AND ONE-HALF INCHES IN THICKNESS, using the present base, representing the cost to be approximately $2.50 per square yard.

Do not sign this petition and if you have done so ask that your name be withdrawn from same until you have learned more facts about paving in Arkansas City.

We will present a petition for your consideration for the resurfacing of your street with two and one-half inches of sheet asphalt pavement, using NATURAL LAKE ASPHALT, at a guaranteed cost of not to exceed $1.65 per square yard.

Just a Word About Maintenance Bonds

A sheet asphalt paving will carry a maintenance bond of five years executed by a reputable surety company.

We have no knowledge of any street pavement laid in your city carrying a maintenance bond in excess of five years written by a surety company.

However, the specifications and proceedings covering the last paving contract awarded in Arkansas City called for a ten year surety maintenance bond. WHY?

We know of no other city in the United States requiring a ten year surety maintenance bond. In fact, the United States government reduced the maintenance bonds in the city of Washington to two years.

We would suggest to you before listening to the ten year maintenance stories that you wait until a ten year maintenance surety bond is properly filed and accepted by your city officials on the last paving contract awarded in your city. Watch the news columns of your local papers for paving prices in cities and towns in Kansas and compare them with the prices paid here.

Mr. Property Owner, you can save money by evincing more interest in the public improvements of your city.

Before signing any paving petitions wait until our representative calls upon you. We can save you money.




Trimper Block Presented Very Fine Appearance Last Night.

Large crowds were in attendance at the formal opening of the new Trimper building, located at the corner of A street and Washington avenue, last night.

The business firms located in this building at this time are the News Publishing Co.; Miss Ruby Francis, millinery; Drs. McKay, Day, and Douglass; Mallerson's [HARD TO READ...COULD BE HALLERSON'S] Candy Shop, and the McCool flower shop. These firms united in the effort to put on an evening of entertainment for the people who desired to call at the new building last night. There were souvenirs given to each person who attended and the crowds kept coming until a late hour. There were flowers in abundance all over the building and there was music by the A. C. Symphony orchestra in the News office all during the evening.

The opening was a decided success and the crowds were well entertained during the evening hours. From the Trimper building many of the visitors at this time went to the Collinson Auto company sales room, just north of there, and called there for the grand opening, a story of which appears elsewhere in this issue of the Traveler.



Will Build Residence

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Sollitt, who have been busy for the past two weeks moving, may now be found at their new location, 311 East Vine street, having moved from 127 North B street.

Mr. Sollitt formerly owned the residence just vacated, but sold it several months ago to George Ormiston. He has not purchased the property at 311 East Vine, but intends to build a modern cottage in this city soon.



Petitions are being circulated in the country east of here in behalf of Bill Wallace, in an effort by his attorney, H. S. Hines, to have Wallace paroled from the county jail after he has entered a plea of guilty to the liquor charge on two counts. The case comes up in Winfield tomorrow and it is understood that he will enter a plea of guilty to two counts. Wallace was arrested several weeks ago with a large quantity of wine in his possession.




One of Arkansas City's Celebrated Actresses Visits Home.

Miss Nila Mac (Mrs. Roy Briant), who is one of Arkansas City's celebrated actresses, has returned to the old home town for a week's visit. And she says it seems fine to be in a real town again, and to see all the familiar faces of her girlhood days spent in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Miss Mac "blew" in last night, and was met here by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Mac, who has been in eastern Kansas to visit with relatives for several weeks. Miss Mac and Mrs. Mac are visiting at the home of Mrs. Hanway, in this city, though the mother and daughter still claim Arkansas City as their home. Mrs. Mac is a sister of Mrs. Hanway.

Nila has enjoyed several very successful seasons in the west and now she is on a tour of the section of the country, with Tom Wise, in a real vaudeville act. According to the critics all over the country, this act is a thriller and the theatre audiences like it fine. Miss Mac had a week's vacation between dates, from New Orleans to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and so decided to run up to the old home town and spend a few days with her former friends here.

She has made a success as actress on the legitimate stage and also has appeared in motion pictures in the past few years. She is just the same Nila Mac to the people of Arkansas City as she was in the years gone by, and all her friends here are pleased to see her at home once more.



Wallace Pleads Guilty

Case of state versus Bill Wallace of east of the city on the charge of having liquor in his possession, was up for trial at Winfield this morning; and the defendant entered a plea of guilty on two counts. The court announced that sentence in the case would be postponed for two weeks.




Col. W. P. Hackney Will Take Charge of Uncle Sam Oil Co.

Col. W. P. Hackney, formerly of Winfield, now of Kansas City, has been appointed receiver of the Uncle Sam Oil Co., by the United States court at Kansas City, according to information received today, by the colonel's partner, Lucius Moorre. Col. Hackney has been attorney for the company for some time. Particulars concerning the case were not received.Courier.




Contractor Berry Found Remains of Baby Under Building Being Moved.

The skeleton of a baby was found this morning by Contractor E. S. Berry, who has a force of men at work tearing out the foundation of the residence being removed from 224 North A street, to prepare the ground for the new Episcopal church to be erected there.

The attention of Mr. Berry was attracted by some old rags which proved to be a bath towel and some underwear, and an examination disclosed the remains of a baby. Officers Peek and Pauley were notified and proceeding to the spot gathered up the remains and took them to police headquarters, where they were examined by Dr. Beatson.

According to the doctor's report, the remains showed that it was a newborn baby, possibly of premature birth, and it was the doctor's opinion that the baby had been dead about one year. There were evidences of chemical action, the doctor said, the scalp and some other parts of the body having been tanned like leather.

The remains were found under the floor of the back porch in the southeast corner, lying close up to the south foundation, and this concrete foundation also showed evidences of chemical action. There was an opening in the foundation near this corner, through which the body of the baby had evidently been passed.

There was no flesh of the baby left except the portions that had come in contact with the acid or chemical used at the time of its death.




Local Officers Called by Kay County Sheriff Last Night.

Night Officers Fox and Chadwell went to Ponca City last night, taking the city's two blood hounds there, in an attempt to track burglars who robbed a store at that place. The Arkansas City men went there at the request of Sheriff Dan Bain, of Newkirk. The trip was made in an auto and the local officers report that the hounds took the trail from the store several times; but so far as has been learned here, there have been no arrests made in the case. The hounds did good work, it is said, in taking the trail to a certain place, where it evidently was lost. It is said, however, that the Kay county officers have a clue to the robbery and that some arrests will follow soon.



Other Improvements

During the absence of J. B. Lantz, workmen have been busily engaged remodeling his residence at 405 North C street. This work is in charge of Contractor T. A. Houston, who has a considerable force of men in his employ. The work required taking off the roof in order to completely remodel the second story of the building. A new room is being added to the building; also a new porch is being built on the rear. When completed it will be one of the finest residences in the city. Mr. Lantz is at present on the Pacific coast, but is expected home in the near future.




Gunmen Shoot Geo. Oldham, Cowley County Farmer.


Another Shooting Affray but Hunted Men Escape


Three Bad Men Were Near this CityPolice and Hounds

Join in Chase

Wichita, Kans., Nov. 21Following the killing of Robert Fitzpatrick, Wichita motorcycle policeman, by three gunmen in a motor car at 1:10 a.m. today, a farmer was attacked, presumably by the same gunmen, 6 miles west of Winfield, and shot in the jaw at 3 o'clock this morning. He is in a dangerous condition. Two women who were in the car when Fitzpatrick was killed, had abandoned it before the car reached Winfield.

Wichita, Nov. 21.One Wichita police officer is dead, another is badly wounded, and a Cowley county farmer is perhaps fatally wounded as the result of gun play by a gang of desperadoes here and in Cowley county within the last ten hours.

Motorcycle Policeman Ray Casner fell a victim to the gunmen at 10 a.m. today when he, guarding the house believed to be the home of the man who killed Officer Fitzpatrick at an earlier hour, was shot in the right thigh by an unidentified man.

Casner's assailant and two other men escaped in an automobile.

Late developments indicate that the men who killed Fitzpatrick and wounded George Oldham, farmer near Winfield, are not the same who shot Casner. They are thought to belong to the same gang, however.

The first gang was seen at Drumright and Newkirk, Oklahoma, during the morning and are being followed by officers of four counties. Casner's assailants were last seen at El Dorado, where they stopped to get oil and gasoline for their car.

Shot Cowley County Farmer

Winfield, Kans., Nov. 21.Three men shot and dangerously wounded George Oldham, a farmer, five miles west of here today, after attempting to take Oldham's car from him. The car in which the three were riding had stopped from engine trouble. It is believed here that the men are the same three who killed a policeman at Wichita last night. A posse is searching for the three.


Goldsmith Meets Bad Men.

Sheriff Chas. Goldsmith and his force were called out from Winfield early this morning to assist in the running down of the three men who shot Policeman Fitzpatrick and they went west from Winfield. At four o'clock Sheriff Goldsmith and his men, including Deputy Don Goldsmith, Chief of Police Fred Hoover, and Night Officer Russell Kimberlain, came upon the Wichita Buick car, in which the three men and two women had left that city. This was on the 48 school road. Goldsmith and his force were fired upon by someone in the dark, near the car, and they returned the fire. Several shots were fired and the members of the Wichita party gave the Cowley county officers the slip, in the dark. This was after the gunmen had attacked Mr. Oldham and shot him. Then, according to the story from Winfield this afternoon, the three men went to the Wesley Orr home in the same vicinity and took his Chevrolet car, making their escape. When the Winfield officers came upon the Buick, there were two women's hats in the car, but the women were not with the party at the time, it is said.

Local Officers Called.

Arkansas City officers were called to the scene of the shooting of Geo. Oldham before daylight this morning, and they took the two city bloodhounds along. The hounds did not do much good on the trail, it is said. Chief Peek, Pauley, and Fox went there and they had not returned to the city at three o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Oldham was still living at last reports received here this afternoon.

Late reports from Wichita, by way of Winfield this afternoon, were to the effect that the three gunmen had returned to Wichita and at about ten o'clock this morning they were seen and that they opened fire on officers who were watching a certain house there, with the result that another policeman, by the name of Casner, was shot in the hip. The men suspected of being the same ones who shot Fitzpatrick and also shot Mr. Oldham, then made their getaway again. Wichita officers expect to overtake them and then there will be another gun battle in all probability. It is said that they are now in the vicinity of that city and are going to be taken within a short time. The women in the case are said to have returned to Wichita after the first shooting in that city. One of the three men was recognized by an officer who was with Fitzpatrick when the latter was killed; and he is said to be Geo. McFarland, who is alleged to be a dope head and well known to the Wichita police. His wife was said to be in the party also, and so the McFarland house was watched. When the three men approached the house, there resulted the shooting, in which Policeman Casner was shot. Mrs. McFarland, according to the story from Wichita, was placed under arrest. The other woman in the case was not known at a late hour, it is said.

Wichita Officers Here

Five Wichita officers, who were on the chase west of Winfield and who arrived at the Oldham place soon after the shooting there, were in the city at the noon hour today; and they stated that Fitzpatrick had stopped the Buick car in which the three men and two women were riding at one o'clock this morning, and after he told them to accompany him to the station, the men opened fire on him. They shot five times and the first shot is said to have killed the officer. The men in the party were Chief Scott, Capt. Llye, Auto Detecttive Stuckey, and Policemen Jacks and Truax. They had been on the road ever since the time of the shooting of the officer at one o'clock this morning. Upon receiving word that the three hunted men had returned to Wichita, they left for home, going by way of Winfield.

A report from Ashton, west of here this afternoon, was to the effect that a car going south passed that place at 6 o'clock this morning and was going at a rapid rate of speed.

It is the supposition here that the three men who escaped from Wichita at one o'clock this morning are headed for Oklahoma and that the parties who did the shooting later in Wichita, and who wounded Officer Casner, are partners of the three hunted men. At last reports they had not been captured.

[101 RANCH]



101 Owners Say Have Cultivated Total of 108,000 Acres.

During the 24 years of its existence as a wheat growing organization, the 101 ranch has planted and harvested a total of 108,000 acres of wheat. The ranch began growing wheat in 1894, sowing 5,000 acres that fall. Since that year there have been all the way from 2,000 to 8,000 acres planted each autumn. This year 7,000 acres are in wheat for the 1922 harvest.

George L. Miller, one of the ranch owners, believes the average price per bushel has been 75 cents. One season the Millers sold their crop for 35 cents a bushel, and one fall during the war they sold for $2.73. When Joseph Leiter made his famous plunge on the Chicago board of trade and wheat went from 50 cents to $1 a bushel, the Millers sold ten carloads at Bliss for $1 per bushel.

Basing the total acres at 108,000 in the 27 years, and averaging the yield at eight bushels per acre, which the Millers believe is reasonable, the total number of bushels grown amounts to 864,000, and at an average of 75 cents a bushel, the Millers have received $648,000 for their wheat.Ponca City News.



Miss Nila Mac (Mrs. Roy Briant) left Saturday evening for Tulsa, where she was to open today for the first half of this week. She will open at Oklahoma City Thursday, for the last half. Miss Mac is now doing a vaudeville specialty with Tom Wise on the Orpheum time, in which these two vaudeville artists are said to be making a great hit. She had been here a few days visiting relatives and numerous friends.




Tells Sheriff About Making Moonshine for Husband.

Mrs. Vera Revod, now in the county jail facing a charge of assault with intent to kill, her husband being the object of her animosity, has told Sheriff Goldsmith quite a few details of the wild night at the Revod home, which culminated in the affray in which Revod got his throat cut. He is now in the Arkansas City hospital and is expected to recover.

Mrs. Revod does not deny making corn liquor, the still having been captured after she notified the police she had attacked her husband. She told the sheriff she bought the still, thinking she could keep her husband in corn in that manner.

"I didn't know it was against the law to make it for your own use," she told the officer.

She also told the sheriff about defending herself. "I would probably do it over again," she is said to have remarked.

She will probably make bond today, as her bond as been fixed at $500. She hoped today to be at liberty before night.

Free Press.




Wichita Officers Still on Hunt For Two Notorious Gangs.

The Wichita officers who were in the city Monday on the hunt of three men who killed Officer Robt. Fitzpatrick in that city, and who wounded George Oldham, of northwest of this city because he refused to let them take his car, carried a piece of the jaw bone of Mr. Oldham. The bone was picked up in the yard at the Oldham home by the Wichita officers, and one of them placed it in his pocket. Mr. Oldham was shot in the jaw and the wound is said to be of a serious nature. However, the attending physicians from Winfield announced yesterday afternoon that he was getting along all right and that his chances for recovery were good at that time.

Reports from Wichita this morning were to the effect that the Wichita officers were still on the hunt for the two shooting gangs, one of them supposed to be in Oklahoma and the other one enroute to Kansas City, or in that direction, at least.




Police Secure 200 Pounds of Explosive Located by Hunters.

Chief of Police C. H. Peek and his assistants this morning took in charge a large quantity of dynamite sticks, which were found in the brush east of the city by a party of hunters. There is 200 pounds of the explosive material in the box that was found and which was reported to the police this morning. Chief Peek went to the place where the dynamite was found and brought it to the city. Later on, however, he secured permission to store it in the Collinson Hardware Co. storage magazine, where it is now located.

The dynamite in question was found just east of the horseshoe hill, east of the city, by some men who were on a hunting trip out of the city. The police were notified and they went out and captured the goods.

It is the supposition that this dynamite is some that was stolen from the Silverdale stone plant some months ago, when other goods were stolen from the building there. However, it may be that the explosive was hidden in the brush there by some gang of desperadoes, who had been working for the purpose of robbing a bank or some other business house in this vicinity.



Revod Case Tomorrow

The case of the state versus Mrs. Harold Revod, on the charges of assaulting her husband with a razor and having a whiskey still in her possession, will come up for hearing in Judge Martin's court tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. The woman is in the county jail at Winfield. The husband is still in a hospital here and it is quite likely that he will not be able to attend the hearing tomorrow. In case the husband refuses to testify against the wife, the county authorities will try her on the liquor charge, it was stated on authority today.




New Officers Chosen for Another Year's Work Here.

The recent annual meeting of the Arkansas City Council of Boy Scouts was held last night at the chamber of commerce rooms at the city hall. Officers for the year 1922 were elected and an application was filled out to the Boy Scout headquarters at New York City for a renewal of the charter of this city. Othe business matters were attended to before the adjournment of the meeting

The officers elected last night were: President, J. LeRoy Bishop; vice-presidents, R. T. Keefe, R. J. Grover, and Albert Denton; treasurer, John B. Heffelfinger; commissioner, R. H. Lane. Roy Bishop, who was elected president of the local council, to succeed John McE. Ames, is well known in the city as a friend of the boys. He is also the chairman of the Boy Scout committee of the Arkansas City Rotary club and he is familiar with the work in this line. Mr. Bishop is also one of the best known and most successful businessmen in this city.



Geo. Oldham Improving

George Oldham, the farmer of west of Winfield, who was shot in the mouth yesterday morning by the desperadoes from Wichita who demanded his car, was reported to be doing as well as could be expected this afternoon. He is in the Wichita hospital, and will remain there until there is some change in his condition. So far as is known here, the three men who were in the party that shot Mr. Oldham and who killed Policeman Robt. Fitzpatrick in Wichita early that morning have not been apprehended.



But Police Force and Detective Forces Suffer


Notorious McFarland is Captured Last Night


Desperate Man Takes Toll of Wichita Policemen

Before He is Finally Shot to Death.

Wichita, Nov. 23.Three men are under arrest today, suspected of having been members of the gang of which Edward C. Adams, killed yesterday in a fight with detectives, was a leader.

One of the three held was arrested last night at a lonely railroad station near Winfield. The man was sleeping in the station when he began to talk in his sleep. According to the station agent, the man said, "I wish I'd never joined that gang." "I wish I was out of it."

The agent telephoned to the Winfield police, who arrested the man. The man, who gave his name as George McFarland, is said to have been identified as one of the three who were in a car Monday when Robert Fitzpatrick, a Wichita policemena, was killed in a gun fight.

Billy Fentleman, alias William Sheppard, another member of the Adams gang, has been in jail here since Monday night. He also is being held in connection with the shooting of the police officer.

A third member of the gang, Jack Jones, who was with Adams a few minutes before his fatal gun battle with Wichita detectives yesterday afternoon, was arrested within an hour after the shooting of Adams and also is being held. Aside from these three alleged accomplices of the dead bandit, a dozen other men and women are being held as hangers-on of Adams.

The capture of McFarland, for whom police first directed their search after the killing of Officer Fitzpatrick and the shooting of another Wichita officer and George Oldham, Cowley county farmer, can be credited to the publication in the Wichita Beacon of his photograph and description.

Worn to complete exhaustion after two days and nights of running from the police, McFarland walked into the Santa Fe railroad station at Akron, Kansas, shortly before 9 p.m. last night. Where he came from nobody knows. Whether he fled from Wichita following the killing of Eddie Adams, or whether he had been wandering through Cowley county since Monday morning, is a question.

When he walked into the station, he attracted no unusual attention. He bought a ticket to Gordon, an oil town between Douglas and Augusta in Butler county. Then he sat down on a bench to wait for the train and almost instantly fell asleep.

In a few minutes he began to mutter. The station agent heard him exclaim:

"Wish I had not done it."

Then later he muttered: "Why did I go with those fellows?"

The agent called the Winfield police and told them of the man's presence and strange mutterings.

The officer read the description to the agent, asking if it tallied with the man.

"I think it is the man." said the agent.

A Santa Fe train was leaving Winfield at the time. Winfield police asked the conductor to pick up McFarland at Akron; but instead of letting him get off at Gordon, to carry him on to Augusta. McFarland was so sleepy he did not notice he had been carried past Gordon. When the train stopped at Augusta, he got off.

In the meantime, the Winfield police had notified W. A. Marshall, the chief of police at Augusta. He was waiting at the station. As McFarland got off, the conductor pointed at him and Marshall quickly seized him. McFarland made no resistance and had no weapons in his possession.

McFarland has refused to talk since his return here.

Fentelman, the other man held, once ran with the notorious Majors brothers. He was arrested January 16, 1921, in Fort Worth, with Dudley Majors, when they had in their possession goods stolen from a Wichita store. Fentelman was charged with burglary but was released by the court. He was arrested here last summer.

Fentelman sprang a coup on the authorities while in jail in Fort Worth in 1920 by marrying Ina Sheppard. She was the state's best witness against him, but when she married Fentelman, the law excused her from testifying against her husband.

A search of Adams' clothing following his death yesterday revealed approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. He had cartridges in every pocket. Adams also carried a big bunch of automobile keys, including six master Yale lock keys.

Adams had no identifying marks on any of his clothing, not even laundry marks on his silk shirt or underwear. His only jewelry was a gold knife and chain, a gold tie pin, and an Ingersol watch.

The state will be at no expense in burying Adams. He had $270 on him, from which the expense will be paid. Adams will be buried here so far as is known.

Wichita, Nov. 23.Wichita police broke up the Eddie Adams gang of desperate crooks Tuesday, killing the notorious Adams.

But the achievement was at a terrible cost. One Wichita policeman is dead, another probably mortally wounded, and two others wounded. And one farmer, residing near Winfield, is carrying a bullet fired by one of the Adams gang.

The dead:

Robert Fitzpatrick, motorcycle officer.

The wounded:

Charles Hoffman, detective, shot through the abdomen, probably fatally.

Ed. Bowman, detective, shot twice through the right side. Believed he will recover.

Ray Casner, motorcycle officer, shot through both hips.

George Oldham, farmer, residing four miles west of Winfield. He is seriously wounded.

The climax to the two-days' man hunt was staged in a garage at 305 South Lawrence avenue Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 when the desperado, Adams, engaged in a fatal gun-fight with Detectives Hoffman, Bowman, and D. C. Stuckey. He shot down Hoffman, who grappled with him, and while down fired a bullet into Bowman, and in turn was struck by bullets fired from the revolvers of Bowman and Stuckey.

Adams died with an empty revolver gripped in his right hand; died in the style of true western desperado days"with his boots on."

Two men, believed by the authorities to have been members of Adams' gang are in custody. They are: J. C. Burns, 310 South Lawrence; Billy Fintelman, 1229 South Washington avenue.

Eddie Adams, most notorious desperado and gunman since Henry Starr, Oklahoma outlaw, who died of wounds received in an Arkansas battle nearly a year ago, is dead.

Charles Hoffman, regarded by many as Wichita's best detective, probably is mortally wounded, and Ed. Bowman, Hoffman's working partner and an officer with a fine record, is suffering from two bullet wounds in the left side of his abdomen.

Foregoing is the result of a battle between Adams and three detectives, including the two mentioned, and D. C. Stuckey, at Driverless Motor Livery, 306 South Lawrence avenue, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Adams probably received his death wound from a Colts automatic revolver in the hands of Detective Bowman, who said he fired point blank at the desperado's head while the latter and Detective Hoffman were in a death struggle, and after Hoffman had received a bullet from Adams' 45-caliber gun.

Detective Stuckey stood back and with deliberate aim, shot Adams in the right cheek. The bullet passed out behind the jaw on the same side of the face. Stuckey said he is not certain where he hit Adams, but until Bowman stated positively that he fired the bullet through the gunman's head, thought possible he (Stuckey) fired the shot.

While Bowman stood over the prostrate form of the desperado after Hoffman had fallen to the cement floor, clear of the two, Adams in a dying effort raised his gun and fired close to the officer's face. The bullet grazed his nose and the front and right side of his face is badly powder burned and his right eye is inflamed from the close contact of fire.

The battle succeeded a search of an hour for two men, one of whom was reported to have attempted to hire a car at a local garage.

According to Chief of Police W. A. Scott, someone at the garage called him over the phone during the afternoon, saying that a suspicious appearing man, whom the spokesman believed was one of the wanted gunmen, had asked for the hire of a car. The three detectives, Hoffman, Bowman, and Stuckey, went to the garage, where they were told that the man, now believed to have been Adams, had departed after being refused a car, and had met a pal near Douglas avenue. They went east on Douglas avenue, he said.

The three officers drove east as far as Washington, Chief Scott said, and later returned to union station, searching it for trace of the two men whose description they had. It was then that Stuckey, according to Bowman, called attention to the fact that the Driverless Motor Livery let out cars for hire.

The three officers, according to both Stuckey and Bowman, left their automobile near the garage and walked to the front, where in the office, on the south side of the building and near the sidewalk, they viewed the manwho proved to be Adamssigning for the car.

All three officers, according to their story, entered the office through the small street door. Adams by this time had arisen and was just telling C. E. Jacks, proprietor of the garage, according to the officers, where he roomed, when Hoffman, walking close to the desperado, who had gotten out into the driveway, received from the latter, the salutation:

"Your name is Hoffman, isn't it?"

The officer replied in the affirmative and informed Adams that he wanted to see him.

"You'll have to come back here if you want to see me," Adams is reported to have said.

The pair, according to Stuckey, took a few steps toward the rear, when Adams made some suspicious move. Hoffman grasped him by the neck, and the two engaged in a fierce struggle. However, Adams had managed to dislodge his gun and pressing it against Hoffman's abdomen, fired.

"My God, I'm shot," Bowman reports Hoffman as saying.

At the same instant, however, Bowman said Adams was firing at him, close range. Two balls had struck him, Bowman said, when he pointed his automatic at the desperado's head and pulled the trigger. Adams sank back, Bowman said, as Hoffman fell out to the north. It was then Bowman said he leaned over Adams, believing him dead, and received the powder burns from a shot at close range.

If Charles Hoffman dies as a result of his wound, it will be a supreme sacrifice to the principle of his oft expressed aversion to taking human life, police officers believe. His constant desire, as he has expressed it, is to take men, no matter how desperate they may be, alive, rather than dead. Therefore, it is pointed out that his death, should it ensue, would be nothing more or less than martyrdom to the principle.

Detective Bowman, it was said Tuesday night, probably will be able to leave the Wichita hospital, where he now is, within a few days.

The chain of circumstances leading up to the battle, discloses strange and incriminating actions on the part of at least two other men, according to Chief of Detectives, S. W. Zickefoose. J. C. Burns, who with his wife, rooms at 310 South Lawrence, next to the garage where the fatal shooting occurred, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on a charge of com-plicity in past crimes.

Burns was sitting in the Driverless Motor Livery office, officers said, when they entered, just prior to the time the shooting started. He disappeared at once, it is said, and later, according to police, passed out of the rear door of the house where he rooms, causing a stir of excitement among an army of bluecoats who rushed to the alley to intercept him. He was caught a few blocks distant and admitted that he was in the garage office when the fight started.

The incriminating facts against him, police declare, is that he positively is identified as the man who, a few moments previously, had told Jacks, proprietor of the garage, that Adams is "all right," and to let him have a Nash car stored within.

According to Jacks, Burns had left a Nash car in the garage a few days ago, with instructions that Adams, who was at the time identified under another name, be allowed to use the Nash car at will. However, when Adamsaccompanied by another mannow be lieved to be Geo. McFarland, called for the car, Jacks declined to let them have it without positive identification. He said the man later identifed as Adams, proposed to get Burns and thereupon, stepped to the next door and returned, accompanied by Burns. It was then Adams signed for the car.

Wichita, Kan., Nov. 23.George J. (Chubby) McFarland, charged with assisting Eddie Adams in the murder of Motorcycle Policeman Robert Fitzpatrick here early Monday morning, was arrested in Augusta at midnight last night and is now in the city jail here.

Find Arms

Search of Burns' room at No. 310 revealed the fact that he had stored within a high power rifle, two revolvers, a quantity of ammunition, and some suspicious looking tools, police say. Mrs. Burns was taken into custody and lodged in the women's quarters of the city jail. Both deny knowledge of Adams' criminal career.

Another man whom the police declare is becoming enmeshed in a maize of incriminating circumstances, is Billy Fintelman, now in the city jail, who is said to have originally introduced Adams at a garage. It is declared that Adams, when he asked for the hire of a car Tuesday afternoon, and noted hesitancy by the proprietor, reminded him of the fact that Fintelman had vouched for him a few days ago.

Residents in the vicinity of Waco avenue and Harry street, report that a man filling the description of Adams, took a Dodge car that sat in front of the Fintelman residence, 157 South Waco avenue, and drove away. The time is placed at between 9 and 10 o'clock. It was about 10 o'clock that three men in a Dodge drove in front of the home of McFarland, 1229 South Washington avenue, two of them alighting and approaching the front door.

Officers Ray Casner and W. W. Wright were stationed within, and Casner was shot in the hip by one of the men as he backed off the porch. The shot came after Casner had snapped his shotgun at the intruder. Wright identified Fintelman after he was arrested Monday night as one of the men in the Dodge car; and Tuesday afternoon, while Adams lay dead on the floor of the Driverless Motor Livery company's establishment, Wright positively identified him as the man who shot Casner.




Elsie Hoober Testifies She Slashed Throat of Harold Revod.

At the preliminary hearing of Mrs. Vera Revod, on the charge of assaulting her husband by cutting his throat with a razor several nights ago, the hearing being held in the state court of Judge J. W. Martin this morning, Miss Elsie Hoober, sister of the accused woman, startled the court and all those present at that time, by making the statement on the witness stand that she, and not the wife of Revod, cut the man's throat.

Revod is still in the hospital and he is said to be doing nicely. He will be held on the charge of having a whiskey still and liquor in his possession, when he is able to appear in court.

The result of the trial today was that Mrs. Revod was released on a bond of $100 and she is to appear on a new charge, that of having liquor in her house on December 6. C. T. Atkinson defended the woman. The charge of assault was dismissed. She was released on a light bond in order that she might be of assistance to her aged mother and her sister, the latter being a cripple. However, Elsie Hoober is able to work; and the testimony this morning showed that she farmed the Hoober place in the Third ward and that she raised corn and other crops there. She made a splendid, though dramatic witness, on the stand; and both she and the wife of Revod stated that had not someone interfered in the matter on the morning of the fight at the Revod home, the man would have killed his wife.

Elsie Hoober testified, while the tears ran down her cheeks, that "she had to do it." Revod had his wife down and was choking her and striking her on the face with a pair of plyers, the witness said, when she entered the scrap; and securing the razor from the drawer of the kitchen cabinet, she pulled the man off and slashed his throat. Then she ran from the house. All the members of the party were drunk at the time, she said, and there was a man named "George," whose other name she does not know, at the place that night. The still belonged to him, the witness stated. The still had been in operation only a short time, she said. She also made the startling statement that Revod had made the agreement with her to "run the home brew" from the corn which she had raised and that they "would go fifty-fifty" on the results, or proceeds. She said, however, that they had not sold any of the corn brew. Witness told the deputy county attorney how the brew was made.

Elsie Hoober was not held on the case, but was allowed to return to her house with the mother and sister.



John Peters has sold his store in the 400 block on North A street to G. H. Boyer, formerly of the Boyer hardware firm.




Bandits Abandoned Chevrolet Tuesday at Wichita.

Worley Orr will get back the Chevrolet car stolen from his place by the Wichita bandits Monday in their desperate effort to escape capture by posses searching for them through the country. The Chevrolet was found at Wichita, it was reported to the police here. This forms the missing link between the trail as it was left at Oxford Monday morning and the place where it began again at the McFarland home in Wichita, where Policeman Casner was shot.

The men who came to the McFarland house about half past ten, one of whom shot Casner, came in a Dodge car. They had abandoned the Chevrolet because all cars of that make would be investigated wherever the news of the chase reached. The taking of another car was one way of replenishing gasoline without stopping at a filling station.Courier.



In the City Court

Nrs, Vera Revod was arrested last night on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace. She was at her home in the Third ward and the night police were called there on account of a disturbance. She was landed in the city jail and was still there this morning, being unable to appear for trial. Mrs. Revod is the woman who was released on a bond of $100 last Saturday on a liquor charge. At that time her sister took the blame for cutting the throat of Harold Revod several nights ago. The husband is still in a local hospital and is said to be improving at this time.



Adams Fled Kansas Penitentiary After Throwing It In Darkness.

Leavenworth, Kans., Nov. 25.J. W. Wallace, 34 years old, alias Edward C. Adams of Kansas City, who was shot to death in Wichita several days ago by detectives, escaped the night of August 13, this year, from the state penitentiary at Lansing, where he was received March 21, to serve an intermediate sentence of ten to thirty years on a charge of burglary with explosives.

Adams' escape from the Kansas penitentiary was one of the most sensational in the history of the penal institution. With D. C. Brown, Frank Foster, and George Weisberger, Adams, who was regarded as the most dangerous prisoner, escaped by scaling the prison wall with a ladder constructed from scrap wood. The prison engine room was put of commission just before the escape, and the entire institution was in darkness when the men went over the wall.

D. C. Brown is the only member of the escaping party who has been returned to Lansing. Brown was apprehended at Alma, Kansas, where he was found aboard a freight train.

Brown, whose home is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is serving a term for second degree burglary committed in Neosho county.




Found Unconscious Near PoncaNow at 1007 North Summit Street.

It was learned this morning that Jim Tucker, who is under orders to stay out of the county and the state, is at 1007 North Summit street in bad physical condition, where he was brought Thursday evening. According to the report, he was found near Ponca City, lying unconscious in the road beside his car, which was in the ditch.

According to the report, his head was crushed, one arm and some ribs broken, and both he and the car were badly used up. It is understood the county attorney will not take any action at present, owing to the man's physical condition.

Tucker has had a checkered career in this county. The immediate cause of his present condition is attributed to intoxicating liquors, according to reports received here.



Bill Wallace Sentenced

In district court at Winfield this morning, sentence was passed on Bill Wallace, who was arrested several weeks ago east of this city, with a large quantity of wine and other liquor in his possession. He was given 90 days in the county jail and a fine of $400, and the costs of the action.



Fined Twenty-Five Dollars

Mrs. Vera Revod, who was arrested Thursday night by the police on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace at the Hoober home in the Third ward, was assessed a fine of $25 in the city court yesterday, by Judge Harry Brown. Not being able to pay the amount, the woman was committed to jail and is now boarding with the city.



Lee Toms, colored, is suffering from the effects of a fractured right arm, which was injured several days ago. The accident occurred when Mr. Toms was driving his team and the horses gave a quick jerk, throwing him backwards in the wagon. Toms is a veteran of the Spanish-American war and he is well known in the city, as he has resided here for many years.




Plans Were Being Made to Trap Bandit When Killing Took Place.

That Eddie Adams, bandit, was in and around Wichita, using that place as his headquarters, has been known to officials in other parts of the country for months, it transpires. This was known shortly after his escape from the Kansas penitentiary last summer, it is shown by cards sent out by Iowa authorities offering a reward for his capture for a murder committed in that state shortly after his escape. The question is naturally asked, why did not the Wichita officials know it?

Statements made by officers at Wichita since the killing of Fitzpatrick indicate that they did know. Efforts were being made to apprehend the bandit, it is said.

The fact of Adams being in Wichita was known to practically all the underworld. Some of the police characters tipped it off to the officers. But Adams was a wary animal. He never slept twice in the same place, it is asserted, except at long intervals. The fear of death hung over any who might be tempted to point him out.

By and by it came to the officers that Adams was in the habit of getting shaved every day at a certain barber shop, by one certain barber. That, then, was the vulnerable spot in his defenses of secrecy. Plans were laid to capture him when he should be in the chair. This had to be done with great caution, for Adams always rode to the shop in a car with another man. The other man waited outside, with the engine of the car runniing, watching for any suspicious moves, and ready to go the instant Adams should spring into the car.

The plan was to slip two detectives into the back of the shop before Adams' arrival. The trap was to be sprung when the barber folded the hot towel over the bandit's face. This was to have been put into effect last Monday morning, it was said. The plan failed because Fitzpatrick was killed early that morning and the chase began.Courier.




Thieves Get Truckload of Tires at AtlantaAre Pursued.

Two thieves last night burglarized a garage at Atlanta and stole a truckload of auto tires. In fact, so many tires appear to have been stolen that it appears that the thieves were unable to haul all the tires on a Ford truck at one load; but had to hide some of the tires and later go back for them.

This information was given to Sheriff Goldsmith this afternoon. Pursuit of the thieves was at once organized, but it is feared that the men got too big a start.

Farmers saw a truck pull away from a strawstack with a load of tires; and it is believed that the robbers had carried one load to their storeroom and then went back for the surplus. The sheriff hopes that his men may be able to get some clues leading to the recovery of the stolen tires.

This appears to be one of the biggest raids ever made in this county. The tires are reported to have been of several sizes and makes.Free Press.




City Commission Passes on Kansas Gas & Electric Matter.

At the regular session of the city commission this morning, the much discussed franchise ordinance of the Kansas Gas & Electric Co., was taken up and adopted by the city board. The ordinance in this regard is the same as the franchise which was taken up by the city commission several weeks ago and which has been published in the city papers. The ordinance is No. 437.

It was ready by City Engineer C. W. Lusk at the meeting this morning and was adopted in sections in the regular manner by the board. Ben Hegler, of Wichita, and W. L. Cunningham, of this city, were present at the meeting to represent the company. The ordinance as it was adopted today will be published tomorrow.

In regard to the agreement with the Kansas Gas & Electric Co., in the matter of the maintenance of the canal bridges, Mayor Hunt and Manager Tingley, of the company, stated that the agreement was that the company should keep up the four bridges, located at the following places: Fifth avenue, Chestnut avenue, D street, and First street. Plans are now underway in the electric office for a new structure on Fifth avenue, it was stated, and this would be constructed first. Then the others are to be rebuilt as rapidly as the company can get to them. It was also stated that the agreement in regard to the extension of the street lighting system and the new lights off South Summit street, will be carried out by the company at once.

S. I. Pering was present at the meeting and asked if there could be a bridge put over the canal on B street. He was informed that the street was not opened south of the canal, but the mayor said that the matter would be considered.

An ordinance presented by R. W. Pharo, for the Ark Superior Oil Co., asking for permission to erect a building on lot 14, block 222, in Enterprise addition, and granting the right for a term of fifty years, was referred to the city attorney. The clause relating to a fifty year franchise in this matter did not meet with the approval of the commission. It will be taken up later, as the city attorney was not present at the meeting today.

The matter of the assignment of the Stanton-Wallace contract to the Home National bank, was left over to be referred to the city attorney, as the commissioners did not think the papers were drawn in the proper manner.

City Engineer Lusk recommended that the gas company be refunded a bond in the sum of $1,000, which was put up for the repairing of paved streets, as the company had put all the streets referred to in proper shape.




Record of Prohibition Results For the Present year.

Law enforcement in Cowley county as regards the prohibitory law for the first eleven months of this year is a very good record, according to County Attorney Fink, who has prepared a statement for the use of Attorney General Hopkins of Kansas, for use in an address Mr. Hopkins is to make before the Anti-Saloon League in New York.

Since January, this year, the law enforcement officers of the county have confiscated and destroyed 378 gallons of liquor of various kinds, and eleven barrels of whisky mash. Six illicit stills have been captured and destroyed. Two automobiles have been confiscated and sold under the liquor law. Fines aggregating $2,200 and jail sentences aggregating 690 days have been imposed.Courier.




Well-Known Resident, Age 88 Years, Passed Away This Morning.

William Fultz, of 726 North Fifth street, who has been ill for the past month and whose condition has been critical for ten days past, died at the family home at 10:45 o'clock. Mr. Fultz was aged 88 years and he was well known in this city and the surrounding country. He came here from Newkirk in the year 1907 and has since made this city his home. For several years past he has been conducting a grocery store and meat market on West Birch avenue. The store is now in charge of Ralph Fultz, a son of the deceased. The cause of his death was bronchial fever.

Besides the wife, Mr. Fultz leaves one son, Ralph, of this city and a step-daughter, Mrs. J. W. Reed, of this city, to mourn his death. The body of Mr. Fultz was removed from the residence to the parlors of the Parman-Powell firm this morning, to await the arrangements for the funeral services and burial.

William Fultz was a well known frontiersman in the early days of Kansas and Oklahoma, and it is said he was identified with Buffalo Bill in Indian scout work in Oklahoma and Kansas a number of years ago. He related many interesting stories to his friends in regard to his experiences on the frontier days of this section of the country.

Mr. Fultz was born in Kentucky on June 3, 1833.

Funeral services will be held at the Parman-Powell chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the body will be interred in Riverview cemetery.




Revod Case Takes a Sudden Turn, Husband and Wife "Made Up."

Harold Revod, the man who has been in a local hospital for the past two weeks recovering from the effects of a bad cut on the throat, which nearly caused his death, is able to be out; and he and his wife, who was alleged to have done the throat slashing, have effected a reconciliation, according to local offficers of the law. At least they were seen on the street together yesterday. One day last week, when the trial of the wife, on the charge of wounding her husband, was up for disposal, a sister of Mrs. Revod swore on the witness stand that she, and not Mrs. Revod, did the cutting, and the wife was released on that charge. The sister is a cripple. Mrs. Revod was then held on the charge of having liquor in her possession and was released on a bond of $100. She no sooner was released from jail, then she proceeded to become intoxicated again and was once more arrested and fined on this charge. She was released a day or two since on the latter charge, and now she and her husband have "made up" and are said to be living together. Several days ago she made the statement that she was through with Revod forever.

But such is life, remarked a local attorney, last evening while he and some friends were discussing this unusual case. At the time of the recent trial the sister-in-law of Revod testified that he had proposed making home brew and splitting the returns, fifty-fifty, he to furnish the sugar and she to furnish the corn.



Building Permit

A. L. Bendure has just been issued a permit by the city clerk for the construction of a building 50 x 124 feet located on South A street adjoining the Domestic steam laundry. The building is to be used as a garage and is to be constructed of cement blocks and reinforced concrete.




Engineers are Running Lines to the New Oil Town Now.

Local parties who have been at the new oil town of Whizbang, southeast of here, within the past few days, report that the Santa Fe has a gang of engineers there and the men are running lines from their main line on the Shawnee branch to that place, and will build a track to the new town at once. The length of the new line is said to be about three miles and the work is being pushed as rapidly as possible. According to the story brought here from the new oil town, the Santa Fe is endeavoring to beat the Midland Valley into the new oil field with its trackage.




Ready to Go When Recruits Have Been Secured.

Robert R. Cox, the recruiting officer for the proposed battery of the national guard to be located here, reports that he has at present secured ten recruits with about fifteen more ready to sign. The total number required is sixty-five, and according to indications, this quota will be secured in a short time.

The period of enlistment is one year for ex-service men, and for men with no previous service, the period is three years. The age limit is 18 to 45.

All plans for the construction of the barracks have been completed by Arthur LeStourgeon and have been approved by the adjutant general's department at Topeka. The plans provide for the remodeling and rebuilding of the old ice plant on South First street, just across the Missouri Pacific tracks.

An inspection of the plans discloses the principal specifications as follows. The main room for drilling purposes will be 50 x 90 feet, which corresponds to the size of the main part of the present ice plant building. On the front will be added two rooms, one for sleeping quarters and one an orderly room. There will be three additions on the side of the main building, the front addition being a room to store cannon, guns, and ordnance of all kinds. The rear side addition will take care of wagons and miscellaneous equipment, while the space between the front and rear side addition will be used as a supply room. The plans further provide for stables to be built adjoining the drill room on the rear. The entire structure will probably have a white stucco finish and will present an imposing appearance when completed.

The principal items included in the equipment are as follows.

For the quartermasterone ration cart, one water car, one rolling kitchen, and all clothing, tentage, and mess equipment, including everything required for the personal comfort of the soldier.

OrdnanceOne battery reel, 7 cassions for 75 mm guns, 4 carriages for same, 4 75 mm guns, 7 cassion limbers, 4 carriale limbers, 2 Browning machine guns, 126 Colt automatic 45 calibre pistols, 4 gun quadrants, 8 Browning automatic rifles, 30 rifles, 35 saddles, 100 rounds shrapnel, 2 battery and store wagons.

SignalEighteen field glasses, four range finders, five sitogeniometers, switchboards, signal lamps, flags, etc., six telephones, two telescopes, ten watches, 43,000 feet of wire, voltmeters, medical equipment, and in fact everything to completely equip a field battery except horses of which there are 32.

The rates of pay for enlisted men in the Kansas national guard range all the way from $33 to $88 per month.

Special fedatures not mentioned above are: The floor of the drill room to be finished in smooth cement and can be used for dancing purposes and the state will furnish a complete gymnasium equipment.

The efforts being made to secure the battery for Arkansas City are under the auspices of the American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce, with Robert R. Cox in charge of the recruiting, who may be found at his office with the Kanotex Refining Co. on the second floor of the Home National bank building.

All that remains to secure the battery and proceed with the work is to finish the recruiting of sixty-five men, and it is expected that this will be done very shortly.

[BOY! AM I CONFUSED! IS IT cassions OR IS IT caissons?]




Review of Work of Provident Association Gone Over.

The board of directors of the Arkansas City Provident association met yesterday afternoon at four o'clock in the Chamber of Commerce rooms.

A review of the work thus far accomplished this winter was gone over and it was discovered that conditions are not as bad for this time of year as was at first anticipated.

Up to the present date, not much money has been used by the association but a great quantity of clothing, including outer garments, shoes, and underwear, has been distributed among the city's needy class. Mrs. Ray, of the city health nurse's office, who is the active agent of the association, states that the greatest need at the present, along the line of clothing, is hosiery and underwear.

The Provident Association is indeed fortunate in having the services of Mrs. Ray, whose aid thus far has proven invaluable.

At the board meeting yesterday afternoon it was again emphasized that it is not the aim of the Provident association to help people in their poverty, but rather to help them out of their poverty. Before aid is given to a party, an investigation is made to see whether that party is worthy; and after aid is given, another investigation is made to see if the help has been properly used, thusly the association tries to encourage industry and frugality and to destroy the idea that people can get help when they are not trying their utmost to help themselves.

At the meeting it was also decided that the association would take no part in the Christmas cheer movement this year since other organizations will amply handle that phase of charity this season.




Salvation Army Members Are to Act as Pall Bearers.

Wichita, Nov. 30.Salvation Army members will serve as pallbearers at the funeral services of Eddie Adams, notorious bandit killed here by police last week, at four o'clock, Thursday afternoon. The offer came from Commandant Melvin Calhoun this morning following information that difficulty was being experienced in getting someone to serve in that capacity.

Adams will be buried with his own money, found in his pockets at the time of his death. The Rev. John Bunyan Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.




Robbers Secure Small Loot at 208 West Chestnut Last Night.

Robbers entered the Perfection Grocery, at 208 West Chestnut Avenue, last night and got away with a few dollars, mostly wrapped pennies, secured from the cash register; and the owner, Loel A. Long, thinks that some candies and cigars were also appropriated. According to the evidences at the store this morning, Mr. Long thinks it was the work of youngsters. Entrance was made through the front door, which the owner found ajar when he arrived at the store. The matter was reported to the police, who got out the bloodhounds, but failed to get them on the track of the robbers. So far as reported today, there is no clue yet as to who committed the theft.





Robbery at Atlanta Still Under Investigation By Police.

The stealing of forty-three tires from the garage of McCormick and Weaver is still a matter of investigation by the police. Some progress has been made in the search for the thieves, it is stated, though no identifications have been secured.

The robbery took place on the night of November 17. Nothing further was learned about it until November 23, when a farmer living three or four miles from Atlanta reported that he had seen two men take a lot of tires out of a straw stack and load them into a car. The men got away and little has developed since.

It is surmised from this report that the men made two trips the night they stole the tires from the garage. A car will not carry forty-three tires. So the thieves hid one load in the straw stack; then went back to the garage. The second load was taken away and disposed of at a distance, the six day interval would indicate. Then they came back for the tires in the straw stack.Courier.




If You Wish to Join the Ku-Klux-Klans

It is reported on good authority that the Ku-Klux-Klan has an organizer in Arkansas City, and he is making headquarters at some unknown room. Cards passed out to a select few say make inquiries at Osage hotel where you will be directed to Ti-bo-Tim. One meeting has already been held, at which a number of well known citizens attended, to make investigation into the workings of the organization and possibly join.

One card being put out by the organizer, is form P-216 and reads:

"Do you realize the immediate necessity of a national, non-political, secret, Christian organization, unselfishly cooperating for:The protection of your homesThe shielding of the chastity of your pure womanhoodThe separation of Church and StateThe eternal maintenance of White SupremacyThe upholding and preservation from tyranical oppression from any source whatsoever, of those sacred constitutional rights and privileges of a free-born caucasian race of people, so wisely enacted by the founders of our constitution, Washington, Jefferson, Marion and their compatriots?

Also, Do you realize the importance of having at the helm cool, prudent, conservative red-blooded thinking men, capable of directing the execution of such a reformation?"



New Auto Company

G. L. Ervin has leased the Fosketz [?? COULD NOT READ] Building at 206 North Summit street and has remodeled it into a garage. He has named the new place of business, the Southwest Auto Repair Co. Mr. Ervin formerly owned garages at Newton, Kansas, and Ada, Oklahoma. He comes to Arkansas City well recommended as a good businessman and a mechanic of ability. The Southwest Auto Co. is equipped to do all kinds of auto repairing and give electrical service. [SEE BELOW FOR AD THAT DAY!]

Southwest Auto Repair Company

206 North Summit Street

G. L. Ervin, formerly of Newton, Kansas, has opened a first class auto repair shop at 206 North Summit, just two doors north of Day & Fagan Filling station. We are fully equipped to take care of all kinds of auto repairing, including electrical service. Mr. Ervin formerly owned one of the best auto repair shops in Newton and is a thorough experienced auto mechanic.



City Dry Cleaners Sold

Clair Smith has sold his City Dry Cleaners establishment at 415 South Summit Street to Alvord & Wright, who took charge yesterday. Clair Smith and his wife have practically completed arrangements to go to Dexter to open a dry cleaning business.




O. J. Watson Motor Co. Establishes Branch House Here.

The O. J. Watson Motor Co., of Wichita, Overland and Willis-Knight dealers for the state of Kansas, is establishing a branch house in this city and for this purpose the company has taken over the lease formerly owned by the Kinslow Motor Co., at 108-10 North Summit Street. The Arkansas City branch is to be in charge of H. E. James, formerly of Manning, Iowa, who is here today completing arrangements for the opening of the Arkansas City branch. He is being assisted by I. B. McCombs, who is the branch manager for the company at Wichita.

Mr. James will move his family to the city soon. Mr. James already has two cars here, an Overland and a Willis-Knight, to put on display and expects to be ready to open tomorrow.




J. C. Bradford, of Portland, Oregon, Purchased Site on South Summit.

The Bunnell Investment Company has sold a site in the 900 block on South Summit street, consisting of ten lots formerly owned by T. F. Schmitt, to J. C. Bradford of Portland, Oregon, who is going to open in this location a big independent lumber yard. A number of local citizens will be identified with the company as stockholders. Besides carrying everything in the lumber line, the company proposes also to carry a big stock of builders' hardware and paints, oils, and varnishes. It is the intention of Mr. Bradford to push the construction of sheds and buildings on the site to an early completion and Arkansas City is promised a complete new lumber yard in the near future.


Another sale mentioned: R. C. Turners' property in the 1600 block on South Summit street, consisting of eight lots, to Charles V. LaSarge, who is having these lots graded and will build four 5-room modern cottages on same at once.

[A. H. T. A.]


The regular meeting of the local A. H. T. A. No. 157 was held last night in the Odd Fellows hall.

RECAP: President, W. D. Kreamer, who presented his resignation some time ago, asked to be relieved from the duties of that office. Harry S. Brown, attorney, real estate dealer, and judge of the city court, was elected to fill the vacancy. Kreamer stated he is handicapped on account of being partially deaf...had been president of the local order some five or six years ago. Had also served as state president. Had carried on two successful state meetings of the order in this city in the past ten years. Had been president for the past two years of local, or since the reorganization of the order here took place.




Piano Concert at Wichita Will Be Heard Here Through Radio.

P. B. Rogers, of 419 North A street, who is the only party in town having a radio receiving set which enables one to receive messages within a radius of 1,000 miles or more has invited a few guests to "sit in" tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock to hear the piano performance of Phillip Gordon in the Forum Arcadia at Wichita at that time. Rogers has "tuned in" the Westinghouse Mfg. & Elec. Company of East Pittsburgh, Pa., and recently heard a concert given by the Carnegie Institute and relayed by the Westinghouse Company. He has also picked up Denver, Roswell, New Mexico, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Kansas City, and Los Angeles, hearing concerts and conversation over the radiophone from these and other stations.

The music put out over the radiophone is wonderfully clear and you can even hear the winding of the phonograph when one is used to transmit music.

The above piano concert is to be transmitted to all stations within a radius of 1,000 miles from Wichita. The music will flow through the air to New Orleans, St. Louis, Denver, and perhaps places even father distant. Music which is sent for great distances over the wireless telephone is wonderfully beautiful.




Sandy Washington, Alleged Shooter, Gives Self Up


Dead Man Said To Have Provoked The Fight


Shooting Occurred in Dark Town Last Night

And Gunman Hid Out Until Today.

"Sandy" Washington, the colored man who is alleged to have shot and killed "Turk" Stewart, another negro, last night; and who does not deny the charge, and who eluded the police following the shooting late Sunday evening, came into the city this morning at ten o'clock and gave himself up to Policeman Ed Pauley and Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton.

The officers went to Dark Town, in the east part of the city at that hour and a friend of Washington met them near the home, informing them that Washington desired to give himself up to the officers. Accordingly, Washington came out of the house and walked toward the officers, who placed him under arrest and took him to the city jail. He told the officers that he threw the 45 Colt's revolver, with which he shot Stewart, into the Walnut river last night, after he ran away from the place where the shooting occurred. Washington was still in the city jail late today, awaiting the arrival of the coroner from Winfield.


Henry Stewart, alias "Turk" Stewart, negro, is dead as the result of gunshot wounds in his body; and "Sandy" Washington, another well-known negro, who is alleged to have done the shooting on Sunday evening in "Dark Town," is still at liberty this morning at 10 o'clock. However, it was stated by a well-known attorney of the city, who was called to the scene of the shooting last night, that "Sandy" intended to give himself up to the officers of the law and that he possibly would surrender to the sheriff at Winfield before the day was over.

The man alleged to have done the shooting was followed several miles to the north and east of the city last night by the local police force and when dark came on, the chase was given up. The alleged slayer of Stewart carried a 45 Colt's revolver, and the officers decided it would be a foolish thing to attempt to catch the negro in the night time, when he was armed with such a gun and in the timber, and probably was in a mood to shoot some more at that time, rather than be taken by the officers.

The trail of the alleged killer led up the Walnut river and the officers gave up the chase near the J. C. Jarvis place, on the east side of the river. They found traces of the fleeing man, however, and saw some of his tracks as they made their way up the Walnut valley, the police reported this morning.

Chief Peek, Policeman Pauley, and Policeman Crutchfield were at work on the case Sunday evening. The city bloodhounds were not placed on the trail of the negro, the officers stated this morning.

Officers claim this morning not to know a great deal about the shooting, except it was reported by other parties in the neighborhood where the killing occurred that Stewart broke in the door at the Washington home; and after this act on the part of Stewart, who was said to have been drunk at the time and looking for trouble, Washington shot him through the body twice.

O. H. Isham, probation officer, who resides one block west of the place where the shooting occurred, stated this morning that he heard four shots at the time of the trouble there. He did not learn the particulars of the case at that time, he stated. The shooting took place at the Manning Kemp place, in the 600 block on North D street; and Washington, his wife, and child are said to reside in this house.

Soon after the shooting, which occurred at 4 o'clock Sunday evening, there was a large crowd of negroes congregated near the scene, but none of them could give an account of the matter to the police. When the chief and his men arrived on the scene, Washington was nowhere to be seen; and it is said that he had at least 20 minutes start of the officers in the chase that led up the Walnut valley.

The injured man lived all night in the Arkansas City hospital, to which place he was taken from the negro home soon after the shooting occurred. He died shortly after daylight this morning and the body was removed to the Parman-Powell parlors on North Summit street. The man now dead was shot twice through the body at close range, it is reported by the officers and physicians.

The trouble last night in Dark Town is the first serious case that has occurred there since the killing of John Williams by Fred Collins, both negroes, several months ago. Collins is still in the county jail on the charge of murder. After the shooting of young Williams, there was a sort of a general clean up there, and many of the alleged dope fiends and others who had caused the officers no end of trouble, left the city in fear of prosecution. At that time the relatives of Williams took a prominent part in the scatterment of the alleged criminals, who had a hang-out in that part of the city.

Probation Officer Isham stated this morning that a white man by the name of Brooks, who resides in the vicinity of the shooting, relates some of the facts in connection with the shooting; and it is probable that Brooks will be a witness for the state in the case.

Washington is said by parties, who claim to know him, including some of the members of the police force, to be a peaceable citizen; and the report in the vicinity of the shooting was that Stewart called at the Washington home and provoked the fight. It is said that Stewart called to Washington and demanded admittance to the house, and that upon being refused, Stewart kicked the door in. Immediately following that rash act, Washington shot Stewart as related above, so the story goes.

"Sandy" Washington was implicated in an assault case some time ago in which Sonny Jones, a well-known negro boy, was charged with assault on Washington. Jones was released on bond, and later he made threats to a local attorney, who was retained in the case to assist in the prosecution; and after these alleged threats, Jones was locked up in the county jail again. His case is still pending in the district court.

When Washington was placed in the city jail by the officers, he sent for his attorney, H. S. Hines, and the negro refused to make a statement to the reporters at that time. He said his attorney would talk for him. It is understood that the defense will be self defense, as Washington told the deputy county attorney that Stewart came to his home and broke in the door.

He stated that Stewart used an iron bolt, and that he threatened Washington with the iron instrument. Washington said he pushed Stewart out of the door and that Stewart came at him again. Then Washington fired. One of the bullets went through the body of Stewart, passing through the abdomen and coming out the back. Another broke his right arm.

Washington said he was 34 years of age and has a wife and three children. Two of the children are out of the city at present. Stewart was said to be 28 years of age. He is said to resemble a Turk; hence the nick name "Turk".

Coroner Marsh and County Attorney Fink, who are in Winfield, were notified of the killing and the coroner said he would come to the city this afternoon to make an investiga tion. In the meantime the body of Stewart is being held at the undertaking parlor. Late today there had been no complaint or warrant issued in the case.




Coroner Marsh Calls in Large Number of Negroes to Testify.

Coroner H. W. Marsh was here today from Winfield to conduct an investigation into the shooting of Turk Stewart, who was killed in a fight by Sandy Washington, in this city last Sunday evening. A large number of the negro residents of the northeast part of the city were called to testify in the case, but there was no jury empaneled.

The case was being conducted at the city courtroom late this afternoon; and Deputy County Attorney Queir was assisting the coroner.

The negro witnesses called included Earl Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Earl Sanders, Mrs. Wm. Allen, and another Mrs. Allen, who resides across the street from the place where the shooting occurred. Miss Smith and the following white persons were called: J. Brooks, O. H. Isham, and Dr. R. Claude Young.

The colored men and women related some of the facts leading up to the shooting. Late in the day the coroner had not com-pleted the investigation. As yet there has been no disposition made of the body of Turk Stewart.

H. S. Hines and Harry S. Brown have been retained by Washington to defend him in the state case against him.




Coroner Completes Investigation of Shooting of Turk Stewart.

Dr. H. W. Marsh, coroner of Cowley county, completed the investigation into the details of the death of "Turk" Stewart, who was shot to death by Sandy Washington in this city, at the hearing held in the city courtroom yesterday afternoon. Washington was held for the killing of Stewart, the shooting having occurred last Sunday evening on North E street. Both parties to the shooting affair are negroes. Washington was arraigned in Judge J. W. Martin's division of the state court this morning, on the charge of murder. He will be defended in the action by H. S. Hines and Harry S. Brown of this city. The preliminary hearing will be held at a later date.

There was no jury in the case conducted yesterday by the coroner and the deputy county attorney, C. H. Queir, but the testimony of eye witnesses to the shooting disclosed that Washington caused the death of the other negro, by shooting him twice with a 45 Colts revolver, on the date named above. The testimony brought out the fact that there were several eye witnesses to the shooting and that the two men were about 26 feet apart when the fatal shots were fired. Washington was standing outside his front door, on the east side of the 600 block on North E street, and Stewart was near the Santa Fe railroad track, when the latter was shot down. The defense will be self defense, as it is stated by witnesses that Stewart kicked in the door of the house where Washington resides and attempted to strike him with an iron bolt.

Earl Sanders, colored, testified that he owns the house where the trouble started and that Stewart came there and demanded admittance. He then kicked in the door and Sanders himself pushed the alleged drunken man from the door. Stewart again started in and this time Washington stopped him. Then the fuss was renewed and Washington went for his revolver with the result that Stewart fell, the victim of the gun in the hands of Washington. This, no one, not even Washington, denies.

A Mrs. Allen, colored, testified as to the position of the two men at the time of the shooting. According to her story, they were some 26 to 30 feet apart when the shooting occurred. It was stated at the inquiry that Stewart demanded more "hooch" and no one seemed to be disposed to let him have it, even if there was any in sight. There was no testimony to show that there was drinking or gambling at the house mentioned, at the time of the shooting, although there were several negroes in the house at the time the fuss started.

As near as could be ascertained, there were three shots fired. Two of them passed through the body of Stewart.

When Washington was arraigned in the state court this forenoon, the case was set down for preliminary hearing on December 14 and bond was fixed at $5,000. Bond was not made and the defendant was escorted to the county jail at Winfield by Deputy Sheriff Fred Eaton. Harry S. Brown appeared for the colored man and the state was represented by Deputy Attorney C. H. Queir.




First Organization of This Type in Kansas Effected Last Night.

A. Wenzel, representing the Cos Radio company of Wichita, in conjunction with Executive Kraul of the Boy Scouts, called a meeting at the chamber of commerce rooms last night for the purpose of organizing the Tel-Radio club of Arkansas City.

The meeting adopted articles of incorporation, which set forth purposes of the organization. According to the articles, the members associate themselves together for the purpose of forming a corporation under the laws of Kansas, with a capitalization of $2,000 to start with.

The purposes of the corporation are to conduct a school of instruction to members of radio-telephone (meaning wireless telephone), to receive and give out messages on markets, weather conditions, etc., without charge to members, and for the information and good of the public, and to furnish amusements of a social natture to members and the public, such as musical entertainments, lectures, etc., for hire.

The articles of incorporation further provide that Arkansas City is to be the first town in the state of Kansas, as well as in the United States, to organize a club of this type, and under this provision the local organization is authorized to establish branch organizations throughout Kansas and elsewhere.

In order to complete the formation of the corporation under the laws of Kansas, twenty members are required as charter members. Several signatures were received at this meeting. E. K. Kraul was named as temporary chairman, and W. Wenzel as temporary treasurer, and a meeting was called for next Saturday night at the chamber room, to complete the number of charter members required and effect a permanent organization.

A membership fee of $10 is required.




One of the prettiest home weddings that has occurred in our city was that which took place yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Norris, 320 South A Street.

The very interesting ceremony uniting Miss Ruth LaVerne Norris to Dr. Alexander J. Berger, was performed by Father Degnan of the Sacred Heart Catholic church. The only guests present to witness the ceremony were home folks. However, for the occasion the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norris was beautifully and appropriately decorated with an abundance of exquisite flowers and potted plants.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a substantial and most palatable wedding dinner was served, after which Dr. Berger and his wife were conveyed to Ponca City by motor car driven by Roy Hume. At Ponca City they took the evening Santa Fe for Galveston, New Orleans, and other southern cities.

Dr. and Mrs. Berger will be gone at least two weeks on their honeymoon trip before returning home. When they finish their sojourn and return to Arkansas City, they will be at home after January 15th, at the very handsome cottage at 702 South Summit street, which has been richly, and adequately furnished for the new couple to begin housekeeping.

The bride, Miss Ruth Norrris, as she is familiarly called in this city, has lived here all her life. She was born in this city and grew to womanhood here. The majority of the people of Arkansas City are either friends of Miss Ruth, or warm acquaintances. Arkansas City has no finer daughter than the bride. She has a jovial, friendly disposition, and commands the admiration of all with whom she comes in contact. She attended our city schools in girlhood, and graduated from the fine arts department at Washington University at Topeka.

As time unfolds, the groom will find that he has chosen wisely for a helpmate, for she possesses all the sterling qualities that go to make up a lovable and womanly woman.

The groom, Dr. Berger, is a rising physician of this community, and is connected with the Arkansas City hospital. He is recognized as one of the most successful physicians in this city. He is a splendid citizen, and is looked upon with favor by the members of his profession and the people of our community.

Dr. and Mrs. Berger were the recipients of a number of substantial presents, some of them being very beautiful and expensive.

The Traveler extends the heartiest congratulations to the newlyweds, and especially to the bride. The editor of the Traveler has known the bride all her life, and he has known only that which was good of her.

In the early days, he reported the marriage of her parents. When she came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Norris, the editor of the Traveler reported her arrival, and since he has told of the principal events in her life.

May Dr. and Mrs. Berger live long and enjoy to the utmost the fruits of married life.

Bill, Mrs. Berger was co-author of "Between the Rivers" with Mrs. Oldroyd. Before Kay and I married, he lived as a roomer in Mrs. Berger's home. We remained good friends from that time on. She was an extremely nice, wonderful lady to know. We consider ourselves fortunate in obtaining a rocking chair that was a wedding present to her parents. Her husband passed away years before I met her. MAW




Old-Time Citizen Failed to Survive Serious Surgical Operation.

George S. Leekley, an old-time resident of the city, died in a local hospital at 7:30 last evening. About a week ago he was taken to the hospital in a serious condition, which an operation failed to alleviate, and which resulted in his death last night. He leaves a wife and one son, Reuben, both of whom are here.

A few years ago while he was watching the work on the construction on the new Home National bank building, he had the misfortune to have a heavy stone fall on his foot, which necessitated amputation.

He was a marble cutter by trade and is well known in the city. The funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 at the Methodist church by the pastor. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.

George Leekley was aged 74 years, four months, and three days at the time of his death. He had been a resident of this city for a good many years and the friends of the family will regret to learn of his death. For several years he was connected with the Arkansas City Marble and Granite Works, with the late T. B. Norman; but of late years he had been retired from business. In his death Arkansas City loses one of her best citizens and a man who was well known and liked in and about the city.





William Bahruth was born in Hamburg, Germany, February 7, 1840, and died at his home near Geuda Springs, Kansas, December 2, 1921.

He came to America with his parents when he was 10 years old and settled near Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. In 1870 he came to Kansas and settled on the farm where he lived at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Alice Bigger, June 4, 1872. To this union five children were born. Two sons, Budd Thomas and Owen Edward, preceded him in death. He leaves his wife and daughters, Mrs. Lavina Chriwty, Mrs. Myrtle Franklin, and Miss Ivah Bahruth; two brothers, John Bahruth, of Woodlake, California, and Henry Bahruth, who resides here, and nieces and nephews and a host of friends to morn his loss.




He Goes to County Jail and She to State Farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Revod, arrested some time ago on the charge of having whiskey and a whiskey still in their possession, and also on the charge of being drunk, were arraigned in the state court of J. W. Martin late yesterday afternnon and both were committed to jail. He received a fine of $100 and 60 days in the county jail, on each of two counts; and the woman received the same sentence. He was taken to the county jail at Winfield this morning by Constable W. J. Gray, and Mrs. Revod will be taken to the state industrial farm of women, at Lansing, as the women prisoners of Cowley county are not kept in jail at Winfield anymore. She has been an inmate of that institution once before, the local officers state.

The hearing in the state court yesterday closes the several chapters in the Revods' alleged unlawful affairs, in the past several weeks. She was arrested by the police early one morning on the charge of slashing her husband's throat and also on the charge of being drunk. At that time Revod was taken to a local hospital where he remained for several weeks on account of a severe wound on the throat. He recovered, however, and at the trial of the wife on the charge of cutting his throat, a sister of the woman testified that she and not Mrs. Revod, did the cutting. The sister was not arrested, as she is a cripple and said that she did the cutting in order to save her sister from being killed by the drunken husband.

Now the pair, who have caused the local officers a lot of trouble in the past, seem to be out of the limelight for at least a term of 60 days.




Davis Brothers...314 South Summit Street.




Men Wanted For the Local Battery of State Artillery.

Robert Cox, who has been appointed as lieutenant for the State Guard field battery, which is being organized here, announces that there will be special days set aside for the enlistment of men for this affair, which is next Saturday afternoon from the hours of 1 to 9 o'clock. The place of enlistment is the Jarvis Implement & Motor Co. All men who desire to join the battery are invited to be there at that time and place their names on the list. There are sixty-five men wanted to make the local battery a sure go and at present very few have responded. It means a great deal to Arkansas City to organize this battery and those interested are anxious to enlist those who desire to join. It is a civic movement and nearly all the business organizations in the city have endorsed the plans. The local post of the American Legion is also behind the movement and the officers of this organization would like to see some real live enlistments next Saturday afternoon.






Al G. Wright is Making His Hardware Store a Busy Place.

The working force at the Al G. Wright hardware store, which constitutes everybody from the proprietor down, has been busy rearranging the store and adding improvements until it now presents the aspects of a first-class business institution. Things all around the store give evidence of a live wire at the head.

Yesterday Mr. Wright dug out the old axe sign that was made about 30 years ago when C. R. Sipes held forth in this location. The sign, which is a large axe 12 feet long and three feet across the axe, was made by Sipes' tinner and is a specimen of tin work that one now seldom sees. It has been restored to its old position and is now one of the most conspicuous signs on the street. While it will be familiar to some of the old timers, yet it will be new to quite a large part of the population of the city.



Mexican Case Continued

The case of the state versus Jose Martinez, on the charge of shooting Gabriel Esquabel, which was set for completing as to the preliminary hearing today, in the court of G. H. McIntire, has been continued to a later date, on account of the illness of Judge McIntire. The date agreed upon for the hearing, as fixed by the deputy county attorney and H. S. Hines, is Dec. 16. Martinez is in the county jail at Winfield, where he has been since the shooting several weeks ago.




To Be Established in Arkansas City By A. Wenzel and Others.

A. Wenzel of Wichita is in the city for the purpose of organizing the Tel-Radio club, and to establish a school for the instruction of members in wireless telegraphy, and all things pertaining to electricity and its uses to receive and give out messages of the market and weather conditions, etc.

The main office of this club will be maintained in this city. It is the intention of Mr. Wenzel and the wireless club to make the organization self-sustaining. It costs $10 to become a member of the club for a life-time. This fund is used for the purpose of purchasing equipment and to establish suitable apartments and apparatus, and other things needed by the organization.

The club will have seven directors. The officers will be president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. The officers and directors will receive no salary for their services, and any person of either sex may become a member of the club if he is a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state.

The study of wireless telegraphy is a most interesting one. It is becoming a dominant factor in the business world, and the establishment of a wireless school in this city will mean considerable to this section. If conducted properly, there is no doubt but what it will become one of the most important institutions in our city. It is the aim of the club to employ competent instructors to teach them wireless telegraphy, and everything connected with it, and make the school self-sustaining by charging the pupils a sufficient tuition. There isn't any doubt in the minds of those informed upon the subject but that some day communities will have wireless telephone service, and it will be perfected to such an extent that it will be as efficient as any other method in communication.

Mr. Wenzel, who is organizing the school, says he is an experienced wireless man, having served in Uncle Sam's signal corps for a number of years. The students he will graduate from the wireless school will be perfected in the study until they will be competent to take wireless jobs, and hold them.

Wichita has a wireless school, but it is of a private nature, while the school at Arkansas City will be open to the public, and everyone can join the club who desires, providing he is a citizen of the United States and can attend the school on the payment of the tuition fees.




Piano Concert in Wichita Last Night Was Heard Here.

A Traveler reporter "sat in" last night at the residence of P. B. Rogers, 419 North A street, and heard over the radiophone the piano concert given by Phillip Gordon in the Forum Arcadia at Wichita, which was transmitted by telephone wire to the Cos Radio Company, who transmitted it over radiophone, and thus relayed it to all stations within a radius of 1,000 miles or more from Wichita.

When Rogers "tuned in" his receiving set a few minutes after eight o'clock, the piano could be heard very distinctly. Later during the performance Dorothy Dickerson was announced for a soprano solo and her singing was equally clear over the radiophone. The applause of the audience could also be heard. At the close the pianist was called to speak to his silent auditors over this wide radius, and he stated that he hoped his hearers had enjoyed the performance and bade them good night.

Other points were also "tuned in" and in this manner the auditors in this city received the market report from Denver, heard a band play Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, in Kansas City, heard the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, announce a conert to be given Friday night at 9:30, while other telegrqaphic radio messages were received, which were interpreted by Mr. Rogers.

In transmitting the piano concert, the instant a key on the instrument is reached, the sound reaches the ear for the reason that the tone is conveyed by electrical energy, which travels at the rate of about 185,000 miles per second (the same speed as light), or about seven times around the globe in a second.

Through his receiving set, Mr. Rogers nightly keeps in touch with some of the outside world. By this method in the very near future any farmer will be able to hear a speaker in Chicago or elsewhere, or listen to a grand opera, while eating luncheon at his own home.

The above piano concert is the second transmitted by radiophone by Mr. Gordon, the first being in Omaha last week.

The concert was made possible through the efforts of the J. O. Adams Music Co., and the Cos Radio Co., of Wichita.




Charge of Selling Dope

Manning Kemp, negro, was arrested this afternoon by Chief Peek and Policeman Pauley on the charge of selling dope. Kemp was in the city jail this afternoon and he will be given a hearing on Monday. He was arrested on the same charge several months ago and was given a trial in the state court, with the result that a jury said he was not guilty.

The officers claim to have the dead wood on the colored man this time.



Earle Stanley of the A. C. Hide and Metal company, has moved to his country home, east of the city. He formerly lived at 811 North First street.






Lands the Shawnee Contract For Santa Fe Road.

Will Furnish the Ice for All Santa Fe Cars Between Forth Worth and Kansas City.

Through inquiry it was learned today that an additional ice contract of 6,000 tons per year was given to this company. In figures one does not realize how much ice this amounts to, but in tons it exceeds all the ice used by Arkansas City and vicinity.

For more than a year the Keefe-LeStourgeon Co. has been building with a definite plan ahead, and it will probably be more than another year until their immense plant is finally completed.

This additional ice contract embraces all the ice used by the A. T. & Santa Fe railway at both Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Purcell, Oklahoma, and it means the furnishing of all the ice required by the Santa Fe for car icing between the points of icing at Kansas City and Fort Worth, Texas; and when one thinks that all the refrigerators moving between these three states is moving under ice furnished by Arkansas City, a better idea can be had of what this means.

When the plant is finally completed, it will in addition to the ice making daily capacity of the new ice plant and the Hennebery ice plant, have the Keefe-LeStourgeon ice storages, which will have a capacity of 15,000 tons of ice; and to visualize this, it would mean a belt of ice one foot thick extending in length from Wichita to Oklahoma City. The new icing platform, part of which is now building, will extend from Madison to Quincy avenue, a distance of two city blocks, and will accomodate the icing of twenty-five cars at one time. There will be eleven ice elevators to load cars and put ice on the icing platform. These elevators are run by electricity and compressed air, and the arrangements will be such that cars can be iced and cars can be loaded with ice, all at the same time, and not interfere with each other.

So carefully have the plans been made that with this liberal installation of ice handling elevators, 1,000 tons of ice daily, without other effort or the use of half of the elevators, can either be put on the icing platform or loaded into cars for shipment. [NOTE: THIS PARAGRAPH WAS GARBLED...TRIED TO MAKE BETTER SENSE OF IT...LOOKS LIKE 1,000 TONS...THEY MIGHT HAVE MEANT 10,000 TONS...COULD NOT TELL!]

It was on account of these facilities and the assurance that the Santa Fe could get the protection the needed, that this new additional ice contract was awarded the Keefe- LeStourgeon company.

Along this same line it might be good news to our people to add that we were advised that increased production meant cheaper ice and that as soon as the ice season opens, further reductions in the price of ice for Arkansas City will be made again. The company advised that they want only a fair return on their investment and that as the different buildings are completed and improvements made, ice will continue to come down in price until Arkansas City will get cheaper ice than any other surrounding city.

The foundation for the new Henry Braun Ice station on North Summit street is poured and work on it will progress intermittently as the men are from time to time not needed on season ice storage work. The company has forty men employed in their construction gang, and this gan has been employed steadily for more than a year. This makes a very desirable position for these men, for it gives them steady employment the year around, for during the summer season they are employed making ice, delivering, icing cars, and as this work drops, they go back to the building gang and in this manner also, these same employees give better service, for they are familiar with the work ahead of them. At present the employees are engaged in building the new season storage, the Henry Braun station, a new large well, the icing platform, the tearing down and salvaging of the old plant and storage material, and the re-building and increasing the ice making plant at the packing house.




Crime Wave in Winfield

Winfield, according to the daily papers of that city, is at present undergoing a crime wave and there are numerous house and store robberies carried on there almost nightly. The latest chain of crime came to that city on Thursday night, when there were three robberies reported to the police. One was the robbing of the office of a poultry house, another that of breaking into a car on the Missouri Pacific railway, and the third was the taking away of a number of articles from a residence house there. At last reports, there had been no reports made in any of these cases.




A Nice Bungalow East of Town Nearing Completion.

J. C. Boans, of three miles east of the city, was in town this morning and reports that work on his new residence has been coming along very nicely and that the Kantzer planing mill delivered the doors for the building today. He had all the doors and windows for the house made at this planing mill. It is a seven-room, one and a half story Bungalow, which is to be brick veneered, but this part of the work will not be done until spring. According to Mr. Boans' report, it is to be a very nifty farm residence.




Was One of Best Known Residents In County


Succumbed to Pluro-Pneumonia, Aged 77 Years.


Judge McIntire Saw Service in Civil War and Was One of First Officers in Cowley County.

George H. McIntire, who was reported last week to be critically ill of double pneumonia, passed away at the family home, 720 North Second Street, Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock, having been bedfast for only four days. He was very sick the night he became ill and there were no hopes entertained for his recovery from the start, it is now said, although all that medical skill and care could do to prolong his life, was properly attended to night and day, during his recent illness. He went from his office in the Zadie block last Wednesday night, feeling a bit under the weather, and the next morning he was reported to be quite sick. The following day pneumonia developed and he grew steadily worse until the end came. He had no chance whatever after the attack came on, to carry on with any business matters, nor to give any instructions in matters of law suits now pending in his court. These matters will have to be transferred to some other state court and be disposed of by someone else because he was suddenly called away, never to return to earthly pleasures or troubles.

George McIntire was one of the best peace officers that Arkansas City and Cowley county has ever known. He was sheriff of this county for two terms in the 80s and he made good in this office as well as in all the other offices he had been connected with in the past 51 years, for he came to this city in 1870.

True, he had not held public office all that time, but his record for the number of years in office stands out above all others in the county.

He had held all offices from deputy United States marshal to sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, policeman, police judge, and justice of the peace. He had been reelected to the latter office every two years for the past 12 or 14 years.

He was appointed to the office of sheriff of the county in 1884 and after serving one term was elected. He served until the latter part of 1888.

No officer or justice of the peace in Arkansas City in the past twenty years, at least, was more thoughtful of the newspaperman and none have ever been more lenient in the matter of giving out news to the press. The Traveler reporter can testify to the fact that Judge McIntire was always ready and willing to give the facts in any sort of criminal action to the reporters and help them to get the stories together and give the real facts as he knew them. When a law-breaker would ask him to keep a certain case from the papers, he would always tell them that his court records were public property and that he could not keep the newshounds off, even if he so desired. Only a few days ago, the Traveler reporter who makes the courts, heard a story from Judge McIntire on some of the noted cases he had worked on when he was sheriff of this county, and one day last week the reporter had started a story which was partially related by the judge; and it was headed as follows:

"Recalls Old TimesFormer Sheriff says all Parties Convicted of Crime are not Real Criminals." The story was never finished by Mr. McIntire, because he was ill and unable to be at his office the following day. He did not return to his office after that date. The story was in regard to two different men who were convicted of crime in this county and sent to prison. Later, when they had been released from the state penitentiary, Mr. McIntire had loaned them money, in order as they stated to him, to get a new start in life, not expecting them to ever return the same. But later on, according to the story, both made good and both kept their promise and returned the borrowed money. Each of them had called later and told the officer that they were men and had made good, were seeking and making an honest living. They attributed this fact to the splendid treatment that the officer (McIntire) gave them when they were in trouble, which they brought upon themselves.

George H. McIntire, at one time in the early days of the state, deputy United States marshal, was born in New Hampshire in 1844; son of Timothy and Catherine McIntire. At the age of ten years, he came to Kansas with parents, locating at Topeka. He and his brothers were the first boys in that place. He then removed with his parents to Lyon county.

He enlisted in 1862, in Company C, Eleventh Kansas Volunteers, and participated in the engagements of Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, Price's raid from the Kansas to the Arkansas rivers, and escorted the mails from Fort Larned to Bent's Fort; was mustered out in August, 1865.

After the war he engaged in farming for two years in Lyon county; then in the stock business until 1870, when he came to Arkansas City; and for two years was engaged in merchandising under the firm name of McIntire & Son, the senior partner being the late Timothy McIntire, since which time he has been engaged as an officer of the law and justice of the peace. He was appointed as U. S. deputy marshal in 1880. He was elected constable in the year 1873. He held that office for ten years. Then he was elected sheriff, as stated above. After the four years service as sheriff, he was constable again and later a city policeman.

During the opening of the Cherokee Strip, south of here in Oklahoma, when this city was on the border and was wild and wooly, he saw real service as a peace officer.

Prior to that time he and his father and brothers saw and lived the hardships of the early border days in Kansas, and they all could relate many interesting and hair raising stories of the "wild west."

C. H. McIntire was married to Miss Mary R. Chaplan [?], in 1869, and she was a native of Wisconsin. She passed away here several years ago and he recently remarried. The second wife and five children survive him. Some time ago Mr. McIntire was a member of the A. O. U. W. lodge and the Select Knights.

Besides the five children, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Innis Osgood, of this city, who at this time is very ill; and two brothers, Timothy McIntire, of Emporia, who is now in Redwood, California, and will be unable to come here for the funeral, and C. M. McIntire, the youngest of the children of the late Timothy McIntire. G. H. McIntire would have been 78 years of age had he lived until next March. Mrs. Osgood is several years older than he. The children are: Mrs. Cora Friend, of Lamar, Colorado; Mrs. Claude Duval, of Newkirk, Oklahoma; Mrs. T. E. Smith, of Kaw City, Oklahoma; Mrs. Chas. Boyles, of Quincy, Illinois; and Al McIntire of this city. All will be here for the funeral services and burial.

G. H. McIntire was a member of the G. A. R. Post of this city, and the post members and also the W. R. C. will attend the funeral services in a body. It was recalled this morning by some of the old timers here that in the death of Mr. McIntire, the only living member of the Eleventh Kansas regiment of the Civil war, in this city, is D. G. (Dave) Lewis. The late Capt. Thompson, father of City Commissioner F. L. Thompson, was also a member of this famous regiment, which was one of the liveliest in the Civil war times.

Mr. McIntire served two years as sheriff in Colorado in the early days. Captain M. N. Sinnott, F. L. Thompson, and other local men who have served as officers of the law in this city in the years gone by, were this morning recalling some of the chases of criminals and the many serious cases that the former officers of the law, including G. H. McIntire, the late Capt. Rarick, and the late J. J. Breene, participated in in the early days of the city and the county. Mr. McIntire could recall many instances where he was in a bad way, when men of known criminal records had the drop on him, but by his thoughtfulness and easy going manner, under such circumstances, he was able to turn the trick successfully and get the drop on the other fellow in the end.

There has been nothing of a definite nature made public in regard to Mr. McIntire's successor in the office of justice of the peace; and as in the case of the late E. H. Addington, the vacancy will be filled by appointment of the governor of the state. His term of office would not have expired until next fall. It is probable, however, that there will be several applicants for the office. In the case of E. H. Addington, J. W. Martin was appointed to fill the unexpired term.

The children of Mr. McIntire were all at home this morning, and it was announced that the funeral services would be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Christian church. Rev. McQuidy will have charge of the services and the body will be interred in Riverview cemetery.




Mrs. Grace Wilson Has Array Of Attorneys At Winfield.

Winfield, Kan., Dec. 12.Empanelling of a jury to try Mrs. Grace Wilson, charged with murder in connection with the death of her husband, Homer Wilson, July 25, 1920, began today. Attorneys for Mrs. Wilson are A. M. Jackson and Emery Earhart of Winfield, representative W. W. Hastings of Tahlequah, Okla., and J. Barry King of Muskogee, Okla. Price Yeargain of Tahlequah, Okla., father of the accused woman is also here for the trial.




Arkansas City Tel-Radio Club Elected Officers Saturday Night.

The organization of the Tel-Radio Club of Arkansas City was completed at a meeting held in the city building Saturday night. The articles of incorporation adopted at a previous meeting provide for seven directors, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and these offices were filled as follows.

First director and president, T. E. Thornberg.

Second director and vice president, Fred F. Smith.

Third director and secretary, E. K. Kraul.

Fourth director and treasurer, H. W. Moore.

Fifth director, A. Wenzel.

Sixth director, H. J. Metropoulos.

Seventh director, J. P. Schumate.

The following committee was appointed to draft by-laws:

T. E. Thornberg, Fred E. Smith, and E. K. Kraul.

C. A. Stanley, of the Cos-Radio Company of Wichita, was present and addressed the members on the possibilities of the radio phone, and the benefits to be derived from the school of instruction to be established by the club in the near future. In point of commercial possibilities, he pointed out the advantage of the radio over the telephone and telegraphy in that the present system, with a comparatively small initial cost to install receiving sets. [NOTE: THE FOREGOING SENTENCE, AS PRINTED BY THE PAPER, DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE...SOMETHING MUST HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT.] As yet, the speaker said, no one knows just what the development will be, but he expressed no doubt that for long distance service the radio would soon supersede the telephone, while he did not expect so much of it as a means of communication for short distances.

Several names were added to the membership and all present were very enthusiastic over the organization of the club and its prospects. Some out of town visitors were present and after the business of the meeting had been taken care of it was turned into a social get- acquainted affair. The next meeting was left to the call of the secretary as soon as the by- laws committee was ready to report.

This club is the first of the kind to be established in Kansas, and is therefore the mother club with power to organize similar clubs in other towns throughout the state. Big things are looked for in radio development in the future, and Arkansas City is regarded as fortunate to be in the vanguard with the first organization of this character.




Edna Worthley Underwood, Formerly of Arkansas City.

The editor of the Traveler has just received a letter from New York, which gives him a great deal of pleasure. It is from a former Arkansas City girl, Edna Worthley Underwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Worthley, of this city. The editor of the Traveler has known Mrs. Underwood half of a life time. He first knew her when her home was at the corner of First street and West Fifth avenue, opposite the Traveler office and when there were no business houses there. She was a small girl then, going to the grammar schools. She was always a good student of literature and a writer of merit in her school days. Now she is gaining renown on two continents. The following is Mrs. Underwood's letter and is explanatory of itself.

New York, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1921.

Mr. Dick Howard, editor of the Arkansas City Traveler.

Dear Dick:My new book, "Famous Stories From Foreign Countries," is now printed and bound and now ready for distribution. A copy of it will be sent to you as soon as more copies reach me.

I have in print in Japan a book on Oriental Art, which I hope will not be delayed in getting through the press as this one has been. Also, I wish to tell you that in the forthcoming edition of the International Blue Book of France, my name is to be mentioned and also a list of my books.

I have been reading with interest that you are to be the next governor. Here's hoping you get there with flying colors. I do not know of anybody I would rather see in the gubernatorial chair than you. Please remember me to your wife very kindly.

With much gratitude for past favors, I remain, very sincerely yours.Edna Worthley Underwood.




Noted Winfield Murder Case Is Now On In Full Blast.

Winfield, Kan., Dec. 13.Counsel for both sides in the trial here of Grace Wilson, charged with murdering her husband, Homer Wilson, over a year ago, indicated at noon that the jury will be completed in time this afternoon for the taking of some testimony. Shortly before noon the state had one challenge remaining and the defense had three. The original panel had been exhausted and the sheriff was summoning additional talesmen.

The jury, from all indications, will be composed exclusively of farmers, as all town men have been eliminated by disqualifications or challenges. The tedious process of selecting the twelve men has been witnessed for the last two days by a crowd that packed the courtroom.


Winfield, Kan., Dec. 13."Poor boy," Grace Wilson "whispered" over the body of her husband, Homer Wilson, whom she had just shot, according to C. W. Ridgeway, first witness in the trial of Mrs. Wilson on a charge of first degree murder here today. The shooting took place on the road nine miles east of here on July 25, 1920. Ridgeway and Ed Glass were in the car with the Wilsons at the time.

Ridgeway testified that Homer Wilson had been drinking and was driving recklessly. When they stopped to look at the tires, Mrs. Wilson got out of the car and declared she would not ride while her husband was driving so carelessly. Wilson with an oath, Ridgeway said, got out of the car and seized his wife. The witness taking hold of the county attorney demonstrated to the jury how Wilson "booted" the defendant around the car to the left side and lifted her into the seat under the wheel. In doing this, the witness said, Wilson bumped his wife's head against the wheel. As Wilson stepped back after releasing Mrs. Wilson, she fired two shots from an automatic thirty-two. Wilson fell away from the car and lay on his side, his head on his arm.

"Mrs. Wilson got out and went to him," the witness said. "She whispered once or twice and smoothed back his hair."

Ridgeway, a witness for the state, has also been subpoenaed by the defense. The defense will make an effort to show that Wilson used violence towards his wife, causing her to believe that she was in danger of great bodily harm.



The Kiser Residence

Contractor J. O. Brown has the work well started on the Bessie Kiser residence at the corner of Third street and Adams avenue. It is to be a six-room house built after the colonial style and will be a very pretty residence. Miss Kiser already has a tenant for the house when it is completed.


The Lantz Residence

Contractor T. A. Houston is now putting the finishing touches on the J. B. Lantz residence, 405 North C street. The floors are being sanded and the decorations made, the latter by A. L. Edmiston. Three living rooms and a bath were made out of the attic of the original building. The house contains twelve rooms in all, being one of the finest residences in the city. It will be ready for occupancy in about a week. The owner, J. B. Lantz, is at present at Atlantic City on the Atlantic coast and not on the Pacific coast as has been reported.




Quota of Recruiting for Battery of Artillery Still Short.

In a bulletin issued yesterday by Shelton Beaty Post of the American Legion, Post Commander Oliverson states that the post is still short a part of the quota for Arkansas City's battery of artillery. He explains further that this is a civic organization which will be the pride of the city. Weekly drills at night or on Sunday will not interfere with anyone's business or social engagements, and access will be had at all times to a first-class gymnasium without fees or dues, also for basketball, football teams, etc., with two weeks of the old army life each summer.

According to the post commander's statement this matter will be closed out one way or the other within the next ten days, and suggests that anyone wanting to get in on this should act immediately. R. R. Cox, room 219, Home National Bank, is the temporary recruiting officer.

[Y. W. C. A.]


Y. W. C. A. Board Meets

Last night at 7 o'clock the members of the board of directors of the Y. W. C. A. held their regular monthly meeting in the Y. W. C. A. home on South First street. There was a full attendance on thhis occasion and one of the most enthusiastic meetings of the year. Dinner was served at 7 o'clock after which the regular business was attended to.

RECAP: President, Mrs. Gardner.

Mrs. J. O. Campbell led devotional reading.

Prayer afterwards, Mrs. Mary Clark.

Mrs. Lane, chairman of the girls work committee, reported six corps of girls organized and working.

Mrs. Ralph Oldroyd, publicity manager.

Mrs. A. J. Hunt reported on social events given for the working girls.

Mrs. Gibson, chairman of the educational committee.

Mrs. Anthony Carlton, directing sewing class.

Mrs. Widner, house matron, reported dormitory full.

Miss Wilson announced upcoming annual membership meeting...January 26, 1922.



The pallbearers were all neighbors of the deceased: H. S. Brown, Norman Musselman, Wm. R. Fretz, F. W. Agnew, Berry [or Perry] Birdzell, and George Birdzel.

The offices in the Zadie block contributed a very beautiful floral offering consisting of a wreath of carnations and hyacinths. Those who participated in the offering were J. C. Brown, W. D. Kreamer, Judge J. W. Martin, Wm. Gray, Robert Callhan, J. D. Ray, Ferd Eaton, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, and H. S. Hines. This tribute was very sincere on the part of the contributors, for Judge McIntire had become like a member of the family to all of them and he will be greatly missed in the Zadie block.

The death of Judge McIntire constitutes the sixth that has occurred among the office fraternity in this building within the past two years. As recounted by one of the occupants today, the names of those preceding Judge McIntire's departure are Judge E. H. Addington, Richard Hess, J. W. Heck, Neal Pickett, and John Daniels.




C. M. Noll of Pittsburgh, Pa., Will Open at 114 South Summit.

George M. Crocker sold his tract of land one and one-half miles west of the city on the Madison avenue road to C. M. Noll of Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. Noll has two merchant tailoring establishments in Pittsburgh, but is quitting that city on account of the smoke and dirt, and will occupy the building at 114 South Summit street after January 1st with a first class tailoring shop, and will use the Crocker residence as their suburban home.

Mr. Crocker and wife will move to Texas near San Antonio where he has a ranch. The C. Lytal company made the sale.




State Introduces Testimony as to Defendant's Character.


Says Occupied Room With Man Wilson Later Killed.


The State Rested Its Case Shortly Before Noon and Defendants Atty. Began Statement.

Winfield, Kans., Dec. 14.An effort to show the character of Grace Wilson on trial here charged with first degree murder in connection with the death a year ago of her husband, Homer Wilson, was made by the state this morning. A boarding house proprietor from Enid, Oklahoma, testified that Mrs. Wilson and a man giving the name of Frank Anthony occupied a room at the boarding house in August 1918, registering as man and wife. The state brought out that at this time Homer Wilson, husband of the accused woman, was in the army.

The state also pointed out that Frank Anthony was later killed by the husband for alleged intimacies with his wife.

The state rested shortly before noon and Representative Hastings of Talequah, began the statement of the case for the defense.


Woman on the Stand

Late this afternoon a report from the courthouse at Winfield, over the long distance telephone, was to the effect that the woman accused of the murder of her husband had been on the witness stand nearly all day and that the trend of her testimony was that she shot her husband in self defense, as he had been in the habit of abusing her and was particularly abusive on the day she shot him in the road while between Winfield and Dexter. The defense has on hand about twenty witnesses, it is said, and several of them have been on the stand already.

There was no other attraction about the courthouse today but the Wilson case and no new cases had been filed with the clerk of the court up to the middle of the afternoon. The courtroom and the entire court house has been crowded all day long and many of the spectators were unable to get a look-in, say nothing about hearing the witnesses testify. This case is attracting more attention than any other trial in the county seat for a number of years.

It was expected that the defense would complete its case late in the day, and in that event the arguments of the attorneys will be made tomorrow. This part of the trial also is expected to be of unusual interest and without doubt will attract many spectators.





Deceased Had Civil War RecordWas Highly Respected Citizen.

The funeral of John Miller was held at the Parman-Powell chapel at 10 o'clock this morning, being conducted by Rev. D. Everett Smith, of the United Presbyterian church, and interment was in Jordon cemetery, southeast of Wellington. He was a well known resident of Arkansas City, having come here from Sumner county two years ago.

John Miller was born January 3, 1842, at Robinsburgh, Germany. When he was about six years old the family started for America, but his parents died on the way, and John and his sister arrived in this land of opportunity as orphans. They were placed in an Orphans Home, and a little later John was taken and reared by a man in Indiana. He was separated from his sister, and was never able to find her whereabouts.

In 1860 the Civil war broke out, and John, being then only eighteen years of age, enlisted in the Union army, in Company A of the 40th regiment, Indiana volunteer infantry. His discharge shows that he was received in this regiment on Sept. 7, 1861. This discharge was dated Jan. 31, 1864, and he immediately reinlisted, with the regiment, as a veteran volunteer, and was discharged Dec. 21, 1865. So he was in the service practically throughout the entire war.

The 40th Indiana participated in some of the biggest battles of the war. Her flags now hang in the state house at Indianapolis, marked "40th Reg. Ind. Vol.; Shiloh, Chaplin Hills, Stone River, Lookout Mountain, Missouri Ridge, Rocky Face, Resaca, New Hope Church, Adairsville, Dallas, Lost Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville."

The regiment had killed in action 135 men; wounded in action 462; died of disease 162. It marched 3,400 miles by rail, traveled on foot 2,550 miles, making a total of 5,950 miles.

The regiment received the thanks of the commanding officers, of the state legislature, and of congress, and with truth it can be said, "It is a proud thing to have belonged to the gallant 40th Indiana."

Mr. Miller was wounded in the fighting about Chatanooga, in November, 1863, and was in the hospital some twenty days. In this assault at Mission Ridge, twenty men were killed and one hundred thirty were wounded; and it is generally agreed that the flag of this regiment was the first to be planted on the rebel fortifications on the top of the ridge, in front of the headquarters of the rebel commander, Gen. Bragg.

After the war Mr. Miller came west first to Illinois, and then, in the spring of 1872 to near Wellington, Kansas, where he purchased land and spent the rest of his life in farming until two and one half years ago when he moved to Arkansas City.

Mr. Miller was married on January 5, 1878, to Miss Elizabeth Almeda Taylor, who, with her two daughters, Miss Etta Miller and Mrs. Mae J. Peck, survives him and mourn his departure.

Mr. Miller had been in poor health for several months, but grew worse rapidly in the last few weeks, his death occurring yesterday, December 13. Had he lived until the 3rd of January, he would have been 80 years of agea good old age indeed.




Seneker & Clark Establishing Plumbing House at 116 North Summit.

The plumbing firm of Seneker & Clark has removed from the location on East Central Avenue, where the firm recently opened for business in this city, to a more advantageous location at 116 North Summit street, in the building with the Midwest Tire Company. Both Mr. Seneker and Mr. Clark are plumbers of years of experience and have already established quite a business in this city. Jack Seneker will leave tomorrow for Wichita and Kansas City to buy new fixtures for their display room, and expects to make the Summit street location a first class plumbing establishment.



Mrs. Osgood Very Low

Mrs. Jennie Osgood, of 411 West Cedar avenue, who was reported to be quite sick several days ago, is said to be no better at present and her condition is critical. Mrs. Osgood is one of the oldest and best known residents of this city and she is a sister of the late G. H. McIntire, and of O. M. McIntire of this city. She is the mother of Mrs. E. F. Day and of Frank Osgood. The son makes his home with her at the above address.




Case Expected to Go to Jury at 1:30 P.M. and Verdict Soon.

Winfield, Kans., Dec. 15.The case against Grace Wilson, on trial for the murder of her husband, is expected to go to the jury at 1:30 this afternoon. Argument is now in progress and is limited to end at noon. A verdict is expected within a few hours.

With all the testimony of both the state and defense completed, Mrs. Grace Wilson last night had placed before the jury the last bit of evidence in her fight to free herself of the charge of first degree murder for the slaying of her cowboy husband.

Judge O. P. Fuller announced last evening when court adjourned for the night that he would have his instructions ready for the jury when court convened this morning. Argument of the case which attorneys think will take several hours is scheduled to follow reading of the instructions by the court.

Mrs. Wilson late yesterday afternoon sobbed out the details of the killing of her husband on a lonely country road near here. She had been unperturbed while other witnesses described the billing, but lost her composure when she took the witness stand.

"I shot Homer because he was hurting me," she sobbed. "I don't know how many times I fired." she added. Mrs. Wilson testified she had made an attempt to flee from her infuriated husband but that he had seized her, cuffed her, kicked her, and thrown her into the car. It was then that she fired the fatal shot.

"What happened when you came to yourself?" Congressman W. W. Hastings, her attorney, asked.

"I got out of the car." was the answer.

Other evidence showed that she fell on the prostrate body of her husband, exclaiming "poor boy."

Prosecuting Attorney Fink launched a vigorous attempt in his cross examination of Mrs. Wilson to prove that her relations with Wilson had been militant. Although the witness herself denied that she had ever mistreated her husband, previous testimony had revealed an alleged intimacy with Frank Anthony, whom Wilson later killed to avenge his wife's honor.

In the main, however, Mrs. Wilson's testimony was very similar to evidence given by the other eye witnesses, Charles W. Ridgeway and Ed. Glass, ranchmen, who testified for the state.

Mrs. Wilson graphically described the details of the wild ride from the Haney farm to the sycamore tree, under which she fired the fatal shot. Several times she said she "shut off the gas," preventing the car from leaving the road. Wilson told her, she testified, he wanted to "give the boys in the back seat a thrilling ride." The defense introduced numerous witnesses who testified that Wilson, while drinking, had a quarrelsome and turbulent nature.

Sheriff Goldsmith and deputies were forced to turn away many who tried to force their way into the packed courtroom. Friends of the picturesque rider and roper, Wilson, are here from several states to hear the trial.

Following is the list of jurors who are hearing the evidence in this interesting case, and all of them with the exception of A. R. Bowman, live on farms on the rural mail routes in various townships, and practically every man is an old time resident off Cowley county: T. L. Thompson, farmer, Cambridge; W. B. Canine, farmer, Winfield; J. C. Bird, farmer, Cedar Vale; Joe Sturm, farmer, Atlanta; E. A. Biddle, farmer, Winfield; J. E. Grantham, farmer, Arkansas City; W. G. Mullett, farmer, Arkansas City; Howard Kent, farmer, Winfield; T. E. A. Shaver, farmer, Winfield; L. E. Kincaid, farmer, Winfield; Oscar Curfman, farmer, Winfield; A. R. Bowman, real estate, Wilmot.



A Progressive Shop

Not often in these days do blacksmiths advertise, but Arkansas City has a real progressive blacksmith in the firm of McNeil & Parker, located at 517 South Summit street. One of the features this firm is carrying in its advertisement is automobile springs. This firm has auto springs for any make of car, and it carries a complete stock.




Drive by Salvation Army Going Good$50 Contribution From K.K.K.

The Salvation Army in its drive for the distribution of Christmas baskets has collected about $250 for this purpose up to the present time. A nice donation was received from the local Ku Klux Klan, in the shape of a $50 bill, which was folded up in a small testament and presented to Capt. McCullah, who upon investigation found the bill placed in the testament at the 12th chapter of Romans, which chapter was encircled in red ink. Accompanying the gift was a letter which praised the Salvation Army as an organiza tion for the betterment of the community and that the klan organization was behind the army strong. The Salvation Army wishes to thank the Ku Klux Klan for their gener osity and also for the spirit manifested in their declarations to stand behind the army.



To Take Missouri Bar

D. U. Walker's son, Arthur, who has been a student of the Kansas university at Lawrence, has gone to Jefferson City, Mo., to be admitted to the Missouri bar, providing he passes the required examination. The many friends of the Walker family in and around this city will wish him success, and all hope that he may climb to the top in the legal profession.



An Attempted Robbery (?)

The Dawson-Bishop Produce Co. report to the police Tuesday night that someone was attempting to get into the plant, which is located on South D Street near the Santa Fe tracks. Neighbors in that vicinity saw two men, a negro and a white man, drive up to the place with a spring wagon and the men were seen to look into the windows of the plant. It is the supposition that they had intended to carry away a load of goods, but they were frightened away before being successful in the attempt.




Jury Returns Verdict of Manslaughter in Third Degree.

Winfield, Dec. 16.Mrs. Grace Wilson of Talequah, Okla., on trial here since Monday on a charge of having killed her husband, Homer Wilson, was found guilty by a jury in district court this morning of manslaughter in the third degree. The jury was out 18 hours.

The minimum penalty for the offense is six months imprisonment and the maximum is three years confinement in the women's industrial home at Lansing.

Counsel for the defendant immediately gave notice of a motion for a new trial.

The defendant was not in court when the jury came in. She came in accompanied by her mother and her attorney. When she first entered, she appeared to be laboring under intense emotion, casting a frightened look at the 12 men seated inside the rail; but after sitting down, she quickly composed herself, and sat through the rest of the proceedings in a mien of stolid


When the verdict had been read, Judge A. M. Jackson, defendant's attorney, asked for a poll of the jurors. This was done, each juror being asked in turn: "Is that your verdict? Are you satisfied with it?" The usual formalities of giving notice of motion for a new trial were gone through with. Sentence is deferred until the motion can be heard. Appeal to the supreme court will follow.

The jury went out yesterday afternoon and remained in session till 11 p.m. It was then sent to bed in charge of a deputy sheriff. Deliberation was resumed after breakfast this morning. Belief that there would be a disagreement had become strong.

Important witnesses for the state had leaned so strongly toward the defense that predictions of acquittal or disagreement had prevailed. The verdict is considered a triumph for County Attorney Fink, who fought the case single handed against the best legal talent in Kansas and Oklahoma.




State Versus Martinez Transferred to J. W. Martin's Court.

The case of the state versus Jose Martinez on the charge of shooting Gabriel Esquibel, both Mexicans, was today on trial in the court of J. W. Martin. This case, as to the preliminary hearing, was started two weeks ago in the court of G. H. McIntire, now deceased, and therefore it has been transferred to Judge Martin's court for completion. Late today the case was not finished. Both the state and the defense put on several witnesses in this case this afternoon.


The case of the state versus Sandy Washington, on the charge of shooting Turk Stewart, was also set for today in the same court, but it had not been reached late in the day. The parties in this case both were negroes. In each of these cases, the victim of the shooting died and both defendants are held on the charge of murder.




Virgil La Sarge is Relieved of Diamond Ring and Money.

Two Men Awaited His Coming at Garage Early This Morning and Compelled Him to Give Up Valuables.

Virgil "Fat" La Sarge, of this city, was the victim of a bold hold up at an early hour this morning; and as a result of the affair, he is the loser of one diamond ring valued at $1,200 and four or five dollars in money. The bold hold up occurred at the garage back of the William Bunnell residence at 306 South Second Street, at three o'clock this morning; and the victim had no chance to protect himself, as he carried no revolver and would not have had the opportunity to use it even though he had had one. There were two men, both white, in the affair; and they relieved La Sarge of his valuables without a great deal of ceremony. One of them held a flashlight and a revolver on the victim, while the other "fleeced" him.

At the first command of the men for La Sarge to throw up his hands, he thought perhaps that it was some sort of a joke being played on him by some of the boys and he was slow to stick 'em up, when commanded to do so. The man with the revolver then stuck the point of the gun so close to his face that there was a slight wound inflicted on his lips. Following this demonstration on the part of the hold up men, La Sarge at once stuck up his hands and acceded to the demands of the robbers. One of them quickly removed the ring from his finger and went through his pockets, securing the money as stated above.

La Sarge told the officers that the two men appeared in the garage behind him, after he had turned the lights out on the car, and was preparing to leave the building. It is the supposition that they were in waiting for him upon his return home. He had been out late on account of having driven Rex Garris and his bride to Mulvane last night, where they caught the train going away on their honeymoon trip.

La Sarge resides with his mother, Mrs. William Bunnell, and her husband at the above address and he keeps the car in the garage there. He was acting as quietly as possible at the time, in fear of awaking the family who resides in the flat over the garage. Both his mother and Mr. Bunnell heard him drive into the garage. They thought he was an unusually long time in getting the car put up and coming to the house, but they had no idea that he was being held up and robbed. The victim secured a very good description of the two men in spite of the fact that he was at a great disadvantage on account of the fact that they held the light in his face. After slamming the door of the garage shut on the victim, the two men ran south down the alley; and as soon as La Sarge thought it was safe for him to move, he left the garage and went into the house, where he reported the case to Mr. and Mrs. Bunnell. Mr. Bunnell at once called the police and three of them went to the house. They took the city bloodhounds there and put them on the trail leading from the garage, to the south. Twice in rapid succession the hounds took the trail in the same direction, and the trail ended at a point on Madison Avenue.

The general supposition is that the robbers got into an auto at that point. The officers have been at work on the case all day, and they are running down several clues that may yet develop into some arrests.

La Sarge offers a reward of $200 for the arrest of the thieves and the return of the diamond ring.