The Way it Was

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

100 years ago

Pardon for Burton

TOPEKA, Kan. -- It was reported last night that friends of J.R. Burton, ex-United States senator, will try to have him pardoned. It is said that this is the reason he has been advised not to discuss the loss of his case in the supreme court. The mandate from the supreme court is not expected to reach Mr. Barton before the end of the month, so that there will be plenty of time in which to present the request for pardon to the president.

The friends of the ex-senator say that he never has said he would not accept a pardon. They say that it would be as impossible for him to "refuse to accept a pardon" as it would be for him to refuse to accept a conviction.

50 years ago

Surrenders narcotics tax stamp

The Federal Narcotics Office in Kansas City today announced that its agents have investigated the files of Dr. C. Braxton Davis and that Dr. Davis voluntarily surrendered his federal narcotics tax stamp.

The Narcotics Office said its report on the case has not been completed and declined further comment on the matter.

A Narcotics Division agent did say, however, that agents had been in Nevada working on the case and the complete report is still in the process of being made.

A hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday at 10 a.m., in Probate Court to determine the facts in a case in which Armella Wood, who has been employed in Dr. Davis' office, is accused of being an habitual user of narcotics and a drug addict in an information filed by her mother, Mrs. Artie E. (Mary) Wescoat.