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EVERYBODY I PAGES PAGES READS IT. NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION. TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA. KANSAS, JANUARY. 23, 1906. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. ft If V '- V s K ROBBERISGAUGHT 3Ian Who Broke Into .Merchants National Arrested. J list a Negro Sneak Thief Named Williams. Ml) THE JOB ALONE. Lived in Basement While at His Task. Most of the Work Done in Day Time. TWO HOURS IN VAULT. Smoked Cigarettes and Ex amined the Papers. Boasts That He (Jot Close to $i:k,ooo. Harry W. Williams, a negro. 3 0 years old. has confessed to the at tempted robbery of the Merchants' National bank. and is held at the county jal!. ( Harry Williams. the Limp Negro. Who Broke Into the Merchants' National Bank. Williams was caught in Lawrence Monday evening by Deputy Sheriff Woodward, who arrested and detained the. negro on account of suspicious c'r-cuinsiatici-s. When Williams tunneled into the bank vault he could find no iniiiy. but he stole $8.91 worth of stamps 1. - 4. 6. ? and 10 cent sizes and when he reached Lawrence he i sold the stamps for $1 to a hack I driver, who at once went to the offi cers and suggested that the negro iniht be a postofTice robber. Leputy Sheriff Woodward captured the negro, and the!) telephoned Chief Goodwin, who answered that he wanted Wil liams and would be after him on the first train. Chief Goodwin and Detective Pavey went to Lawrence last night and got back with their prisoner about 2 o clock this ninrning. They ''sweated" him until 4 o'clock this morning be fore he made a full confession. They had good evidence without the confession, however. While mining the concrete in the basement of the bank the negro had taken off his shoes to shake the lime out of them. The insole fell out of one of the shoes and the loss was not noticed. In making an examination of the base men', after the attempted robbery was discovered Chief Goodwin found this insole, and had it in his pocket. The negro was made to remove his shoes, end but on-? insole was found. The piece of leather held by Chief Good Mill fitted exactly into the other shoe. After a long session with Chief Goodwin. Sheriff Lucas and Detective Pavey the negro gave up and made a full confession. He said that he ma the attempt, and made it alone. He also gave a detailed account of his movements. He commenced opera tions on the bank vault Wednesday afternoon and did not work on it that Tiieht. but resumed work the next day and did not stop except to sleep until Friday night. when he had mined through all the masonry and was ready to break the cement floor. He slept in the basement of the bank, where he was not molested. He waited until Saturday evening, after the bank officials had left and then taking a hatchet, broke through the vault floor and began to work on the safe. He kept this up until 10:30 o'clock Saturday night, when he gave it up for a bad job, and went down the street to hide the pocketbook con taining' the stolen stamps. This was hidden in the alley back of Peterson's barn on Jackson street. After dispos ing of the stamps, he washed up and removed seme of the dust from his clothing. At 12:30 he went to the po lice station and asked to be allowed to sleep in the jail, as he had no place to go. Jailer Kenr.ey let him in, and he was released Sunday morning. The officers at roil call were told to take a look at the negro, a? he had promised to "fly" the town. He then went after the hidden pocketbook and stamps, and called at the house of his brother, who lives near the Santa Fe tracks at Fir?rt street. There he caught the rear end of No. 6. and went to Lawrence. He slept in the Lawrence depot Sun day night, and crossed the street, to the Santa Fe restaurant Monday morning. It was at this restaurant that he sold the stamps to the hack driver. He told the officers that his grand mother, Mrs. Mary Cook, lived at 1226 Lincoln street. The officers did not attempt to get s.ny information of the negro until they got back to Topeka at 2 o'clock this scorning, when Sheriff Lucas was watliag for them. Then they began on .. . . , , h , i , i him. but did not break him down com pletely until 4 o'clock. They made him take off his clothing. He wore a cap with an ear flap, and in the folds of this they found masonry dust. The negro began to weaken at this, but tried to explain that he had been help ing tear down a house. In examining his trousers they found small pieces of tallow candle in one hip pocket, and in the watch pocket some mortar dust. Williams had washed his clothing be fore the officers got him, but was un able to remove all traces of his mole like experience under the bank. When shown the insole which Chief Goodwin had found in the bank base ment the negro gave up, and calling Lucas to one side, said: "I am upagiiinst it. I want to make a statement and get off as easy as I can." They a-skd him if he wanted to make a confession before the county attorney, and he ,aid that he did, so County At torney H ungate was sent for. When he arrived at the county jail, the negro confessed in detail. In telling of his movements inside the vault, an officer interrupted to tell him that he had overlooked $180. This seemed to make Williams feel sad, but he continued his narrative. The tools used in the attempted bank robbery were stolen from the basement of the Santa Fe depot, at the time when Williams was a dfsh-washer in the Harvey house. At that time in Decem ber, he was arrested by Tim Donovan.. Santa Fe detective, and fined $15 in police court. Beside stealing the tools, he stole a suit of underclothes. He served all but three days of his sentence in jail, and was released Christmas day by Chief Goodwin, as he had been a model prisoner and a good "trusty." The negro declares positively that he was alone in the bank robbing venture, and that no one knew of it but himself. He has worked at times as a mason's helper, and in this way gained a knowl edge of stone work, which accounts for his skill and neat;,3ss in removing the foundation stones. His cute manner of diverting suspicion by going to the police station to sleep, almost staggered Chief Goodwin when he saw the negro in Lawrence. As soon as he saw the man he recognized him as the former "trusty" and knew that he had slept at the police station Saturday night. As the attempt was supposed to have been made Saturday night, he feared that the negro would prove an alibi, but upon examining the "bum book" at the station and discov ering that the negro did not come in until after midnight, his mind was re lieved. The negro has been a transient, and has no home, except when he stops for a. few days with his brother or grand mother in Topeka. He is an ignorant looking fellow, but his scill in evading questions proved to the officers that, al though he was a failure as a bank safe breaker, he was a dangerous criminal and worthy of close attention. He has been closely guarded by Jailer Lawsou, and given not the slightest chance to escape. This morning he was photo graped for the rogue's gallery, and says he will plead guilty and talce his sen tence at the first opportunity. The police are elated over the quick capture, which is a testimonial in their favor, nnd the fact that they beat the great Pinkerton detective agency. TTie underwriters of the bank have started a swarm of sleuths from the Pinkerton agency to investigate the robbery. The sleuths will arrive in Topeka today, twelve hours after the local officers have secured a complete confession from the culprit, and he is prac.tically on his way to the penitentiary Williams Tells His Story. Harry Williams occupies the parlor cell in the county jail and appears to enjoy the notoriety which his perform ance has given him. He is the first ne gro ever arrested in this city charged with such a crime as the one which he has admitted and the history of crim inology shows that it is rare thing for a negro to be connected with as hazard ous a calling as that of bank robbing. Contrary to the expectations of the police the robber is a rather a large man and to look at him one would suppose that it would be impossible for him to make an entrance to the bank through fhe tunnel which he dug. He is about five feet six inches in height, broad shouldered and of a rather heavy build. He weighs about 173 pounds and wears a number 40 coat. In telling of his attempt to get rich qui'k, which he seems to take par ticular delight in doirg, he said: "I was needing a little spending money and some new clothes and the thing looked easy to me and so I went at It. I needed some one to help me, but you can't trust these Topeka 'niggers' and so I did the job alone. I never thought for a moment of trying to blow the safe open for I knew that I couldn't do that in a thousand years. I intended to get into the vault and work the comb'na tion and I could have done that if it had rot been for the time lock. I worked for the Kansas City Safe com pany for four years and I know how those 'boxes' are made and how to open them. It is an easy matter for s -man who understands the business to listen to the falling of the tumblers in the door and get inside of most anv of te safes which are made nowadays." He had no explanation to make as to why the brace and bitts were in his outfit or why he removed the ornaments from the outside of the safe. Continuing, he said: "I went down into that basement Wednesday after- hoon and worked until I got tired, and then even- day until I got inside the vault I worked at the job. I did not work at night at all excepting Saturday night. When I would get tired of working I would sit and listen to the people in the bank. They seem to be a lively bunch up there and have some pretty good times. "I was not afraid of being caught, but I couldn't help thinking when I knew that I was pretty nearly into the vault that I might dig under the safe and cause it to fall through and catch me. When I got the hole through the floor of the vault I had no trouble at all. I crawled inside, lit a cigarette and listened to the clock ticking, and then I knew that I could not get inside the safe, and I was mad. I stayed in there for nearly two hours and looked through things, but did not expect to find any money." When told that he overlooked $180 he admitted that he had been very careless. "Well, I got mighty close to $178,000 anyway," he said, resuming his story, "and I suppose that I will get 178 years for -what I have done. After I got out of the vault Saturday night I went down and staid at the police sta tion, just for a joke on the police force. When I get out of this deal I am going to hunt up that hackman who 'snitched' on me and fix him. He has a scar on one side of his face from his ear to his mouth, and I am going to put one on the other side so that his cheeks will be mates. "I am going to plead guilty, and I guess that I will get along all right over at Lansing lots o other fellows have." SICEO TO COME. .Senators and l'epresentatives Invited to Topeka. All Named as Delegates to Semi centennial Convention. THEY'RE ROLLING IN. At Least 300 Have Already Received Credentials. How They W ill He Made to Feel at Home. Please attend as delegate Semicen tennial convention, Topeka, January 2 9. T. J. ANDERSON, Secretary. Every member of the present Kansas legislature forty senators and 120 representatives will receive the above telegram some time during the next few days. It means that all of the Kansas legis lators are appointed delegates to the great convention to be held in Topeka on January 9, at which time an ex position will be planned for 1911 to celebrate the state's fiftieth advent into the union. The delegates appointed by the cities and counties of the state number al most 300. More than 275 have so far been reported. Increased by the leg islators, representative hall will on January 29 contain almost 500 active and interested delegates to the conven tion. The event promises to be a re markably great affair. The 1911 ex position will start off with a booming roar of enthusiasm that will be heard the nation over. Talk about being taken care of the delegates to the convention will re ceive a welcome that they will never forget. The streets of Topeka will be swathed in flags and bunting, and at night flooded in a fire of electric lights. Every incoming train on Sunday ami Monday will be met ' by a reception committee, arid here is a pointer to the delegates: "Make yourself known to the committee: they want to entertain you." Primarily each member of the committee will be armed with pockets full of street car tickets. They will make it their business to see that the delegates are taken care of, that they get accommodations, that they are well taken care of. Representative hall will be decorated as never before. But there will be some thing more targible than all that. It will be a continuous lunch in the ro tunda of the capitol, leading off the big hall. Eatables of every kind, and nlen ty of good coffee will be on hand for the refreshment of the visitors. Every body will be taken care of The decorations were this morning piaced In charge of C. H. Trapp, by the entertainment committee of the Com mercial club. He will work with t- j. Anderson, secretary of the Commercial club, to induce every merchant in To peka, and every business house to dec orate. M. C. Holman was directed to get plenty of music for the convention. He promptly engaged Marshall's hand. A press committee was ordered appoint ed from among the Topeka newspaper men who will take care of the visiting editors. This is but a meager detail of scope on which the Semicentennial delegates are to be entertained. It is but the begirnirg. January 29 is to be one of the events of Topeka's history. ONE fcUCrTIllOUGH. Vanderbilt Refused Mann's Second Re quest for Money. New York. Jan. 23. Colonel "W. D. Mann, editors of Town Topics, was re called to the witness stand today when the trial of Norman Hapgood, editor of Collier's Weekly, on a charge of criminal libel was resumed. The charge is brought by Justice Joseph M. Deuel, a stockholder in Town Topics. A copy of Town Topics issued in 1899 was hown the witness who denied that Abraham H. Hummell, the lawyer, had consulted him about an unpleasant par agraph in that issue of the paper. Colonel Mann then told of the begin ning of his connection with Town Top ics and how W. K. Vanderbilt came to be a stockholder of the paper. Colonel Mann said: "In 1S78 I was connected with the Pullman car company. When the crisis came in Wall street, or I might say the conspiracy," said the -witness. "I found myself suddenly changed from being a millionaire to owning not a dollar and being $100,000 in debt. It was at this time I became interested in Town Topics and I went to Mr. W. K. Vanderbilt and asked him for a loan. I think he gave me about $25,000. I told Mr. Vanderbilt that I wished to get out of debt and wished him to help me. He told me what I owed him I need not worry about. I sent to Mr. Vanderbilt and told him I needed more money and I asked him to take some Town Topics stock as collateral security. Later he returned my notes and the slock and said he did not care to loan me any more money, but he said he hoped I would get on." WOIILD'S AVTO RECORD. A Mile on tlio Florida Coast in 32 1-5 Seconds. Ormond. Fla., Jan. 2 3. A new world's record for the mile of 32 1-5 seconds was made here today in the opening day of the annual meet by Marriott in a freak racer in the first preliminary heat for the Dewar tro phy. Earp was second. Deaths. New Orleans, Jan. 23. James De Buys, a member of the New Orleans cotton exchange and prominent in the social and business world of New Or leans, died suddenly today, aged 32 years. El Paso, Tex.. Jan. 2 3. J. O, R. Wilson, a member of the New York board of trade, died here suddenly to day of kidney trouble. El Paso. Tex., Jan. 23. Judge S. M. A-Shenfelter, who settled in New Mexico in 1860 and was territorial gov ernor for several years, died this morning at Silver City of heart failure. LID IS UFIED. France Is Given to Understand by Uncle Sam That She Can Go Ahead and Thrash Venezuela. MONROE DOCTRINE. Does Not Interfere W ith Such a Proceeding. French Cruisers Sail From Trinidad for La Guayra. Paris, Jan. 23. President Loubet presided today at a cabinet council held in the Elysee palace at which Pre mier Rouvier announced that he had received a communication from Am bassador Jusserand to the effect that the United States did not consider a French naval demonstration against Venezuela to be a violation of the Monroe doctrine. France thus has her hands free but the situation is un changed for the moment as the coun cil will not take decisive action until the report of M. Taigney, the former charge d'affaires at Caracas is re ceived. The foreign office has received con firmation of the press report that the dean of the diplomatic corps and other miners at Caracas have unsuccessfully demanded explanations from the Vene zuelan government, with reference to their position after the Taigny inci dent. French Cruisers Sail. Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad, Jan. 2 3. The French cruisers Desaix and Juren de La Gavier, sailed from here today presumably for La Guayra Venezuela. ONLY TWO WIRES. Are Working Out of Chicago Today Ob ing; to Storm. Chicago, Jan. 23. The sleet and snow storm which paralyzed telegraph communication between this city and othe- parts of the country passed east ward during the night, but today the wire situation is but little better than yesterday. Out of a total of seventy private wires between Chicago and eastern points, but two were workmi today and one of these was badly crip pled at times. The other was divided among commission houses, each firm being allowed to u e it in turn for 13 minutes. r , Some of the in ters in order to'semi their orders to New York, sent their messages over private lines to . San Francisco and from there back via S.i. Louis and Montreal. The majority of trains arriving in the city were late. WHITE TO GO FREE. Former Patrol Driver Won't Be Tried After All. The assault case against ex-Patrol Driver Will White, which grew out of the scandal in the police force and im plicated Chief Goodwin some weeks ago, will be dismissed in the district court tomorrow morning. The assault charge was sworn to by the parents of Prances Main who claimed that their daughter had been maltreated by the patrol driver. The charge at the time caused great indig nation and cost White his position on the police force and started an investi gation by the city council wheih caused Chief of Police Goodwin considerable uneasiness. At the time of the assault the Main girl claimed that she had been enticed into an alley by the patrol driver w-hile the chief of police and Mabel Scott walked up an adjoining alley. The story has since been denied and the girl went before County Attorney Hun gate and swore that the""story w-hich she told and which caused the arrest of White was entirely false. She claimed taht she had been out too late and that she had to tell her parents something to excuse her conduct. As she insists that her first story was un true there is nothing for which White can be held. CLAP TRAP DEFENSE. Is What the Federal Attorney Calls the Packers Plea. Chicago, Jan. 23. The government through District Attorney Morrison made its opening statement in the pack ers' case today. The district attorney entered upon his address to the jury with such vigor that the attorneys for the defense at once interposed objec tions. "The claims of the defendants In this case," declared District Attorney Mor rison, "are only a part of their clap tiap defense presented by men of in fluence in the effort tt unfit the jury for fair deliberation in this case. These men have not only the ingenuity of criminal lawyers, but they are corpor ation lawyers trust lawyers." Attorney William J. Hynes, who closed the opening for the packers yesterday with an attack upon the district at torney made strong objections to the statements of the district attorney and the court was called oil for a decision. It ruled in favor of State's Attorney Morrison. Another clash occurred, when the dis trict attorney declared that the plea of the packers that they are entied to immunity was an "after thought.' "These men." continued the district at torney, indicating the attorneys for the packers, -'while the grand pury was in session went before the biggest law office in the land and put forth every influence to stop this prosecution. They said noth ing about immunity then. Attorney S. Miller, who appears here for the packers, was there, but he never said one word about immunity." DEATHS AND FLNEKALS. James Fitzgibbons, aged 49, died on Monday night at Coffevville, Kan. Mr. Fitzgibbons lives in Topeka at 225 Western avenue. The body will arrive here tonight. The funeral announce ment will be made later. SOPHS SENT HOLiE Eighteen Hoys Suspended at the High School. Charged With Daubing Yellow Paint on Pavement. HAD YELLOW COLLARS But These Didn't Offend Says Mr. W hittemore. Suspension Is Indefinite Says the Superintendent. Because Harrison street, in front of the school building, was lavishly smeared with great daubs of yellow paint this morning, eighteen boys, members of the sophomore class of the high school, who are suspected of hav ing committed the offense, were today indefinitely suspended. The boys themselves do not believe that the cause of their dismissal. They say that they were dismissed because they wore saffron hued collars and blue neckties. Blue and yellow is their class color. Today was class day at the high school for the class which graduates tomorrow night, and a programme was given. Events of this kind at the school are usually construed by the youngsters as being proper for the ex ercise of special liberties. Class spirit breaks forth in frothing torrents. It has been the custom ever since the school started, and in the old days were signalized, not with the tame wearing of colors, and smearing up valuable property with hideous colors of paint, but with rushes that were sometimes rather dangerous. But the succeeding generations of control have put a stop to such hilari ty, and the students are now content ing themselves with wearing colors, and with painting Harrison street red, yellow, green, brown, white, purple, etc., with their numerals. Last night some of the students took several barrels of yellow paint in front of the building and from the looks of things, used every bit of the stuff. They decked the asphalt in a deep yellow until it looked like an acre of sunflow ers in the middle of July. Csually offenders leave some thing be hind them which helps to establish their identity. In this instance it proved to be the color, although Superintendent Whittemore, who with Principal Miller, suspended the boys, refused to give the evidence which they had collected. The color of the class is blue and yellow and the spirit which the boys had spilled over the school during the past few davs, and the color which somebody spilled all over Harrison street last night, pointed them out as the guilty ones. The class day exercises were set for ten o'clock this morning in the High School assembly room. As the dismissal from the classes was given for attend ance upon the program, Superintendent Wrhittemore and Principal Miller noticed that eighteen members of the Sopho more class wore yellow collars and blue neckties. Before they had a chance to get into the assembly room, they were all cornered togetheTJ and put into one of the class rooms ami told to remain there. About one o'clock when the class day exercises were over. Mr. Whittemore and Mr. Miller went before the boys and after a stiff lecture informed them that thev were all suspended indefinitely, that he had taken the matter under ad visement, and would confer with the board of education before making a final disDOSition. The boys were then dismissed. Leslie Lewis, one of those suspended, wno lives at 222 East Sixth avenue was seen about the trouble and said: "Wre were susnended because we wore these colors. That is what I understood the whole thing is about. We aidn't start any scran in the building, or take part in any rush. We were going quietly into the assembly room, when Mr. Whitte more and Mr. Miller took charge of us and put us into a room and kept us there until one o'clock, when he suspended US." Two of the boys suspended standing close by were talking about the mat ter. "Where is your blue necktie and yellow collar?" asked one of the other. "Oh," answered the other, "I hung 'em up on the chandelier in Whitte more's office." Superintendent Whittemore was asked about the matter and said: "I ssupended the boys because I am pretty sure that they smeared the paint all over Harrison street in front of the building. They were not dis missed for wearing colors, and the boys all know that, too." "What will be done about the mat ter?" was asked. "I do not, know," he answered. "I have taken the matter under advise ment and will consider it. The school board meets on February 5, and I may bring it up then. The suspension i3 indefinite." SMITH CASE IS UP. Arguments in Kansas City Before Judge Phillips Today. Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 23. The de murrer of Fred Dumont Smith, senator from Edwards county, Roscoe Wilson, postmaster at Jetmore, and T. E. Ryan, formerly special land agent of the gov ernment, against the indictment for con spiracy preferred by a grand jury re cently in Topeka, was argued before Judge Philips at the federal court to day. The point brought out in the main was that the charge is iriade under one statute and the indictment under an other, and that they conflict. Ambiguity, uncertainty and insufficiency of the evi dence were also named. The main part of the argument did not begin until 2 o'clock this afternoon, after the noon recess. T. E. Ryan was the only defendant present. Their at torneys are Rossington and Smith, and Loomis, Blaih and Scandrett of Topeka, and Lambert and Huggins of Emporia. After the arguments of the defense, Harry Bone, United States district at torney conclued. Judge Philips took the matter under advisement, and will probably rot render a decision for the present. COLD SPELIj IS BROKEN'. Mercury Reaches a Mark Above 40 Degrees Today. The cold spell which nipped a few ears and made coal business good for a day or so seems to have departed as suddenly as it came, and today is bright and warm. The wind, which has been blowing a gale from the norm for several davs. has calmed down to a gentle zephyr tempered with sunshine of a summer day. At o clock this morning the mer cury stood at 12 above zero and did not move until 10 o'clock, when it took a jump of 13 degrees and has con tinued its course ucward at a steadv gait ever since until at 2 o'clock it stands at 42. The forecast indicates that the con ditions w-i!l be about the same tomor row as they are todav. and that if anything there will be a rise in the temperature, and a fair sky. xne nouriy temperatures for todav were: 7 o'clock 12 11 o'clock. . 12 o'clock. , 1 o'clock . . 2 o'clock. , .30 .36 . 39 .42 8 o'clock 12 9 o'clock. .... 12 10 o'clock 25 GOT A SAFE CRACKER. Refuses to Make Statement About the Morris Report. H. B. Odell, 33 years of age, is con fined in the county jail under strong suspicion of having looted a jewelry store. The man was arrested on Kan sas avenue at noon today by Detective Goff, and when searched at the police station, part of the plunder stolen from a jewelrv store In Arlington, Kan., was found. On the night of January 14 the jewelry store owned by J. E. Meek, of Arlington, was broken into by robbers, who blew the safe with dynamite and escaped w:ith about $1,000 of watches, diamond rings, watch charms and other jewelry. A full description of the goods stolen was sent out to the officers of the state, and the Topeka police received one of the cards. The Arlington officers had no clue to the identity of the robbers, but offered $100 reward for their cap ture and the return of the goods. To day Goff arrested the man on suspicion, as he had heard that he was trying to pawn a watch. At the police station two watches, two rings, a diamond and a bloodstone, and a Masonic charm were found in his pockets. Odell is badly injured by what at first appeared to have been a load of buckshot. When examined by Dr. VanHorn, the injuries proved to be the result of an explo sion. Both arms and one leg are badly lacerated, and the wounds are at least a week old. He explained that he had been injured in a mine explosion, but the officers are certain that he was in jured while blowing the safe at Arling ton. The numbers of the watches found in his possession tally with the descrip tions of two of the time-pieces listed in the Arlington loss. END OF ORDER 78. Reported That It Is Rescinded Means Ixss of Many Pensions. Department Commander P. H. Coney has received from Washington information that Eugene Ware's fa mous pension order No. 7 8, providing for old age pensions, has been de clared invalid by the attorney general of the United States. If the report is true, it will have the effect of taking away pensions from a large number of veterans who have recently been re ceiving them. The order provided that veterans of 6 2 should have a pension of $6 per month, 65 would get $8 per month, 6 8 would get $10 per month, and 7 0 or over $12 per month. Eugene F. Ware, former pension commissioner, who issued order No. 78, said today: "I have not heard whether it is true that this order has been declared in valid, but I should not be surprised if the report is correct. I believe in the order, and in the spirit which it man ifests. Age is a disability. An old man is no more able to make a living than a one-legged man, or a one armed man. That is the basis of the order. I think it is good sense and good law. If the order is knocked out, I suppose all the pensions grant ed under it will also cease." Mr. Ware stated that he could give no estimate on the number of pen sions which would be affected, but that it would be much in excess of 10,000. JOE WHEELER ILL. The General Is Suffering From an At tack of Pneumonia. New York, Jan. 23. That Brigadier General Joseph Wheeler of the. United States army, retired, has a mild attack of pneumonia, was announced today at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn, where General Wheeler is ill. The following an nouncement is made by Mrs. Smith to day on authority of Dr. McCorkle: "General Wheeler was stricken with pleurisy Thursday night, pneumonia developed Sunday. Dr. A. J. McCorkle is In charge of the case and had Dr. E. G. Janeway in consultation Monday. The case is a mild one, temperature being only about 100. He is resting easy and we hope for a speedy recov ery. His son, Major Joseph wheeler, jr., and two of his daughters are with him." HAGERfMM GOES IN. The Xew Governor of ew Mexico Is Inaugurated. Santa Fe, N. M Jan. 23. Herbert J. Hagerman was inaugurated governor of New Mexico at noon yesterday in the hall of representatives in the pres ence of a large assemblage. Governor Otero introduced Mr. Hagerman and Chief Justice W. J. Mills in the pres ence of the entire supreme bench ad ministered the oath of office. Gover nor Hagerman made an address in which he lauded President Roosevelt and Secretary of the Interior Hitch cock and delivered a warning against permitting the usurpation of power by a minority of a few to the detriment of the many. Weather Indications. Chicago, Jan. 2 3. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday, rising temperature. First Demand of the United Mine Workers of America Will Be to Include Southwest ia the Conference. CHILD LABOR DEMAND. Gives Rise to Prolonged Discus sion in Convention. Amendment Admitting Anthra cite Districts Is Defeated. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 23. The Uni ted Mine Workers of America oday began consideration of the report of tha scale committee by sections. It was decided that when the joint conference between the miners and the operators meets Thursday morning tha first demand will be presented to the operators for their rejection or accept ance before any other demand is made. This gemand is that districts 13, 14, 21, 24 and 2,5, and all outlying districts whose operators are willing to partici pate shall be admitted to the confer ence. These districts consist of the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Michi gan and the southwest. The mir.srs decided that all the delegates to the convention will remain in the city and should the operators refuse to admit tha districts named, the conference will en-i until a session of the convention of the miners is held and the dehifates will then be called together to consider fur ther action. The sections demanding a general ad vance of V2yz per cent over the scale, demanding a run-of mine basis, de manding a differential of seven cents between pick and machine mined coal, demanding a uniform day wage scale and demanding that all yardage and dead wood be advanced the 12'-; per cent, were adopted by the convention and the demand that no boy unsier 15 years of age shall be employed in or around the mines was then taken up. It caused a prolonged debate. An amendment providing that it be demanded that three anthracite districts be admitted to the joint conference was defeated. The operators of Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania have begun to arrive for the confer ence. From their conversation it is believed that among the demands the operators will make are a reduction of wages of from 10 to 15 per cent, an, improved system of settling local troubles and protection against stam pede strikes. im BE HADLEY. Attorney General of Missouri Orator at Kansas Day Club. It is highly probable that Herbert S. Hadley, the attorney general of Missouri who has been making busi ness pick up for Henry H. Rogers and other Standard Oil people, will be tha speaker of the evening at the Kansas Day club banquet to be held here January 2 9. Mr. Hadley has agreed to come in case he is not obliged to go back to New York to resume tha Standard Oil investigation. Hadley would be a big card for the Kansas Day club at this time. George E. Tucker of Eureka, presi dent of the Kansas Day club, will ar rive in Topeka this afternoon and will have a conference with Secretary' H. England. It is expected that defi nite announcement will be made con cerning the Hadley matter. Other spellbinders for the banquet will be Representative W. E. Archer, Horton; E. C. Arnold, Iola: W. E. Brodie. Wlnfield; Thomas E. Wagstaff, Independence; George E. Tucker. Eu reka; J. B. Wood, Concordia; Guy Bis sell, Phillipsburg; Carr W. Taylor, Hutchinson. SUIT IS DISMISSED. Federal Court Throws Out Case tt Xew York Life. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 2". State Insurance Superintendent Vandiver to day received notice that 'the federal court has dismissed fhe suit filed bt the New York Life Insurance com pany to prevent him from enforcing his order of ouster from the state. A motion was filed in the supreme court today by Attorney General Had lev asking that the court consider some briefs in the case pending here to de termine the right of witnesses to refuse to answer questions filed in the New York court. Mr. Hadley has depar" ' for Cleveland, O.. to resume taking tes timony in the oil cases. It is stated as probable that officers of the Repub lic Oil company, will be called at wit nesses. GOLF IX MEXICO. Amateur and Professional Tourney Opens With Many Ties. Mexico City, Mex., Jan. 23. An unus ual number of ties and a difference of only nine strokes between the winning pair and the 13th pair was the result of yesterday's golf match in the ama teur and professional contest. W. Smith, Mexico, and A. G. Lockwood. Massachusetts, held the low record of 145; Alexander Campbell. Brooklyn, and F. W. Lewis, Boston, were second with 149. Andrew Kirkaldy, and F. W. Lew is, Boston, were second with 149. An drew Kirkaldy and C. E. Cummins scored lbi. WASHOUTS IX TE.VXESSEE. Streams Break Their Ranks and Dam age Many Bridges. Knoxviile. Tenn., Jan. 23. Due t excessive rains in the mountain re gions, streams in this section are out of their banks. On the Norfolk & Western above Bristol, Tenn., two bridges were washed out j-esterday. On the Southern railway a newly con structed bridge at Embreevilie. Tenn,. was damaged. On the South and Western railway two bridges wer5 badly damaged. Many miles of track are under water.