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EVERYBODY 10 PAGES EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. i $ READS IT. Me J Attfl.lJf i i istm IBS i ! in 1?fl IM si fe 4- LA.ST EDITION. BANK MEN HERE. Kansas Association Will Meet This Evening. Reception at the Y. M. C. A. for Visitors. LAKGEST ON KECOKD. Feature Is Address of Charles P. Treat, U. S. Treasurer. This Will Be Given at Audi torium Tuesday Evening. The advance guard of those who are to form the twentieth annual meeting of the Kansas Bankers' association arrived In the city today and preparations are, being made for the largest gathering of this kind ever held in the state. Not only will Kansas bankers be present but the profession will be represented by delegates from nearly every state in the union. A reception will be held at the Y. M. C. A. building this evening for the visiting bankers and their ladies for which in vitations have been Issued. This recep tion will make the formal opening of the convention and will be followed by an address to the bank clerks of Topeka by George E. Allen, secretary of the Amei lcan Institute of Bank Clerks the same evening in Gemmel Hall. Following the opening session this evening, morning, afternoon and even ing meetings will be held Tuesday and closing Wednesday evening with a ban quet give by the Topeka bankers in the auditorium. The directors of the Y. M. C. A. have thrown open the building to the visitors this evening and will pro vide amusements of different kinds while the mandolin club of the associa tion will furnish the music for the oc casion. The second meeting of the session will be held Tuesday morning commencing at 9:30 in representative hall when the address of welcome will be delivered by Charies K. Holliday. president of the Commercial club. W. R. Stubbs, presi dent of the Lawrence National bank, will make the response which will be followed by the address of President J. W. Marley of the Oswego National bank. John R. Lindburg, president of the First National bank of Pittsburg and treasurer of the association, will in troduce the treasurer's printed report with observations on the "Honors and Emoluments of the Treasurer's Office." W. W. Bowman will read the secre tary's report with remarks along the lln of the work of the office and a general talk on the condition of the association. Bank Commissioner John Q. Roj-ce will deliver an address on "A Model Bank from the Viewpoint of the Department." J. C. Nicholson of Newton under the title of "Acts of the Legislature of 1907 of Interest to the Banks" will discuss the laws made last winter effecting the banks of the state. The programme will be interspersed w!th music and as a concluding num ber every visiting member will be ex pected to make a speech, sing a song or tell a story and no exceptions are to be made to the rule. After the con clusion of the programme the presi dent will announce the appointment of his committees. The programme for the remainder of the week is as follows: Tuesday afternoon. Representative hall. 2 p. m. Voices from the groups. fimiiTie 1, J. H. Cohen. Seneca: 2. W. F. H97.Fr, Lawrence: 3. L. L. North- rup. Iola; 4. G. H. Bernard. Glasco; 5, Thomas Atkinson, Sterling; 6, P. G. Walton. Anthony. By secretary of committee. J. M. Harper, Conway Snrines. "Progress in Currency Dis cussion." W. A. Calderhead, member of congress Fifth Kansas district; "Bank Audits," Myron A. Waterman, Bankers' Trust company, Kansas City, Mo.; "Excess Loans," J. T. Bradley, national bank examiner; "Panama," Charles F. Scott, member of congress Second Kansas district. Tuesday evening. Auditorium, 8 p. m. Music. Pipe orzan. Prof. W. F. Roehr; Marshall's band; "Glimpses of the United States Treasury," Charles H. Treat, treasurer of the United States: music, Marshall's band. Wednesday morning, representative hall, 9:30 a. m. Invocation, Rev. F. X. Lynch. D. D., pastor First M. E. church, Topeka; "Bank Housekeep ing," Mrs. M. C. Bennett, president . National bank of Ness City; Sym posium: "Kansas Her Educational Progress." H. Hill, Emporia, president j State Normal school; "Kansas Her i Constitution and Her Laws," Hon. Silas Porter. Topeka. justice supreme court: "Plutocratic Kansas," Hon. E. W. Hoch. Topeka, governor of Kan sas; "A Bunch of Legal Questions," discussion led by C. C. K. Scoville, president Citizens' State bank. Seneca; address "The Institute and Its Work." George E. Allen, secretary American Institute Bank Clerks, New York. Wednesday afternoon, representa tive hall, 2 p. m.: "Laws Which Kansas Banks and Kansas Peo ple Need." Hon. T. A. Noftzger, state senator, Anthony; "The Com mercial Value of Good Penmanship," Prof. L. H. Hausam, Hutchinson; 'The New Assessment and Taxation Iaw," Hon. B. P. Waggener. Atch ison. Class meeting, conducted by C. L. Brokaw, cashier Commercial Na tional bank. Kansas City. Wednesday evening, banquet by To peka bankers. The big feature of the session will be the address "Glimpses of the United States Treasury," by Chas. H. Treat, treasurer of the United States. This meeting will be held in the auditorium on Tuesday evening, which will be thrown open and a cor dial Invitation is extended to everybody to be present. Marshall's entire band will be present and furnish an hour's program interspersed by music on the pipe organ by Professor Roehr. There are 923 banks In the state and most of them will be represented at the meeting and it is estimated that there will be between six and seven hundred bankers in the city, many of them accompanied by their wives and families. ""We expect this to be the largest meeting of the kind ever held In the state." said Secretary W. W. Bowman, "and I have had advice Indicating that nearly every state in the union will be represented. There are a number of representatives of New York banks In the city who have made the trip to MONDAY EVENING. see how their line of business is tran sacted in this part of the country. "The fact that we are to have the treasurer of the United States on the program should fill the auditorium to overflowing Tuesday evening for the doors have been thrown open to the citizens of Topeka and an invitation extended to them to be present. "This convention should bring at least 1,200 people to the city for the pro gram which has been prepared is a most Interesting one to bankers and citizens alike. An invitation has been extended to Dr. Norman Plass to be present and bring all of the students of Washburn college with him and a like invitation has been extended to the high school pupils through Su perintendent L. D. Whittemore." So far there has been but one change on the program announced. Congressman Charles F. Scott has no tified the committee that he can not be present to speak on "Panama." On Tuesday afternoon the visitors will be given an automobile ride about the city and will visit Washburn college and the Country club. Many of the bankers are accompan ied by their wives and daughters and a reception will be tendered them Wed nesday afternoon at the home of John R. Mulvane. ON A MUDDYTRACK. The Great Brooklyn Handicap Will Bo It mi Before 30,000 People. New York, May 20. All avenues and lanes lead today to Gravesend, where the great Brooklyn handicap will be run this afternoon for a purse of $20, 000. Fifteen of the best horses in train ing are carded to face the starter In the classic event over a course of a mile and. a quarter. Thirty thousand people are expected to witness the race. A heavy rain last night and threat ening weather today indicated a course of heavy going. Early books today showed no favorite for the race. Light exercise gallops were given the contestants in the early hours today but the dockers who fringed the rail took no time of this as the horses were only put through light paces. All the horses showed in good form, though there will likely be one or two scratches unless the track dries out. The class of horses which will make the bid for the ribbon this afternoon are said by the trainers to equal or excel the fields which have started in the Brooklyn handicap races of the last one or two years. All the horses have been carefully trained and bookmakers have made no favorites. As the race is the first big mile and a quarter hand cap of the year, the question of endur ance is one difficult to calculate and give the race today an element of in creased doubt. The starters include the best three years in training and they meet horses of the older class who have established their claims for speed and endurance. It is the young ster against the old campaigner today in the Brooklyn handicap and the con test Ja an open cne. The entries with weights, probable jockeys and owner are as follows: Accountant 126 Knapp: J. B. Braddy. Gobet ween 120 J. Martin; E. R. Thomas. Dandelion 118 Radtke; F. R. Hitch cock. Tokalon 116 Booker: J. W. Fuller. Nelon 114 W. Dogan; C. E. Durnell. Flipflap 112 L. W'illiams; J. A. Ben nett. Oxford 110 Shiling; J. McLaughlin. Buttling 107 Notter; J. L. McGinnia Salvidere 107 Koerner; T. Hitchcock, Jr. Beacon Light 100 Lloyd; H. Headley. Sewell 97 Horner; Brownleigh, Park stable. Arctic 97 Preston; G. J. Long. Superman 95 Miller; James R.Keene. Beuclalre 94 Swain; J. Lemaire. Blandy 111 Mountain; A. Belmont. Race goers started for the track ear ly today and long before the bugle sounded for the first race there was a large crowd filtering through the gates of Gravesend track. Trolley cars were packed and each incoming train on the elevated and railroad lines added hun dreds to the growing throng. Despite the gloomy weather outlook, a large attendance was promised. Scores of, automobiles carrying large parties fwept through Brooklyn Streets hurrying to the race course. PRAISE BUT NO PRIZE. Armour's Team Attracts Much Atten tion nt London Horse Show. London. May 20. The team of big gray draught horses which Deiong to Armour & Co. of Chicago, which have been attracting so much atten tion among horsemen since their ar rival In England, made their first ap pearance at the 2 20th annual carthorse show held in Recents park today. The magnificent horses, which are larger than the largest English horses, with their brilliantly mounted harness and Immense truck, more 'common In the United States than here, were the center of attraction and the means of instilling more interest In the show than has been displayed for some years. There were 960 entries -for the prizes offered for the best turnouts of various descriptions of horses used for delivery purposes. The Armour string did not compete for any of the prizes for which only London horses were eligible, but won praise when they passed before the judges. twenty-six Injured Passenger Train on the Georgia Cen . tral Is Wrecked. Macon, Ga.. May 20. A passenger train on the Central of Georgia railway was wrecked today at Hillsboro, 35 miles north of Macon. Twenty-six persons were Injured, none fatally. Two coaches were overturned. Demand 10 Per Cent Advance. Providence, R. I., May 20. A re quest for an advance of 10 per cent in wages to take effect next Monday, will be served at once upon all mill owners in Rhode Island who have not already signified their intention of following the lead of Fall River and New Bedford in advancing the wages of the textile operatives. This action was voted yesterday at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Mule Spinners' association, held In Paw tucket. The proposed advance, . al though asked by the mule spinners as an organization, was requested for all textile operatives, weavers, loom fix ers and slasher tenders as well as the spinners. JURY INJIGHT. Prosecution in the Haywood Case Is Satisfied With Those Jurors That Are Now in the Box. SIX CHALLENGES LEFT But the Defense May Not Exercise Them. Gen. Bulkeley Wells Arrives to Testify at Trial. Boise, Idaho, May 20. After a quiet Sunday intermission the trial of William D. Haywood, charged with the murder of Frank Stuenenberg, opened this morning- for the eighth day of the jury getting. According to latest reports the prosecution will not exhaust any more of its challenges on the talesmen now in the box and while the defense, with six peremp tory challenges in reserve may re move one or two more from the box as it at present stands, there is some prospect that the peremptory chal lenges on both sides are about over. If these reports are true there is a pos sibility of securing a jury without having recourse to a new venire. Among the witnesses who arrived late last evening was General Bulke ley Wells, who has been a pictur esque figure connected with the story of the difficulties between the West ern Federation of Miners and the mine owners' organization. He is a wealthy mine owner himself and it was at his mine the Smuggler Union mine of Telluride. Col. that Arthur Collins, the manager, was killed dur ing the latest trouble in that state. General Wells, since that time, has ben unremitting in his determination to hunt down the men concerned in the assassination of Collins. He was i 4 V. train n-hl(.h ill U(-iiiIIUiiiiJ ui ii"; . . . .. brought Haywood and Pettibone from Colorado to Idaho at the time they were arrested in Denver under extra dition warrants. He will be one of the witnesses for the state when the case opens. The Proceedings. There was a scant attendance of spec- laiuis w ucii iiit. ' 1 1 i , ao i ........ . morning, and the court took up the worn or niung me vacancy t i iii-u .'11 I HI . 1 I I'l ........ 4 . lenge. The Haywood family was ab sent. A number of witnesses. Including Bulkley Wells of Colorado, were in the court room. The prisoner sat close to his counsel and frequently consulted with them as to tne talesmen uimcr ei- When today's court session opened clarence . uarruw iui wir ucicuc . - -. . i v. .. t , i t. 1 1 nf T -r Te L1I1UCU LUC T ai.i.wi... - - - Cleroq. a rancher who was called Into seat No. 5 In the jury box just before court adjourned last Saturday. After a long examination uecieroq uei-micu that his mind was pretty well made up. He was excused. Nearly half an hour was consumed in tv. &Tamtnatinn nf the next talesman. Georee W. Masters, a rancher, who came to Idaho from Kansas. He finally asserted that the opinion, which at first he had stated was not a fixed one, would require strong evidence to remove. He said he had read the socialistic papers rohih Via hin nut in his mail box for several months past. Because of his opinion Masters was challenged by both sides and stepped down. Frank Marcellus, a rancher, originally from Illinois, was excused by consent after he stated that he had some preju dice against circumstantial evidence and T .3 on iiTimm 1 ifipd OTlinion. George Powell, also a rancher and a native of Kansas, finally proved accept able to both sides and took his place as juror No. 5. Mr. Powell said he had neither opinion nor prejudice in the matter. He is about 60 years of age with grizzled beard. The defense then was called upon to exercise its nrtn peremptory mnicn. It was aireeiea against juncn George Fletcher, president of a local i tha flpt talesman called to llilim, . - - . " ' - - replace Chlnn. He said he-had a very strong opinion and was quickly excused. Frank Gess. a farmer and stock raiser, declared an opinion as strong as the preceding talesman and was also allow- , i Ttr T TnrnillHll tplpnhone ea iu u. - - ' - r,rtnfifntiOIlS ScrUDleS 1 1 1 . r i in ' , . . . . - against capital punishment, and Sumner Dee, a merchant, naa exprceu iuu strong an opinion. The next man up for examination was Forest See, rancher ana biock grower. TTi. i nroo flron Me stenned aside. Xiiw (.1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 -'- --- . Crawford Moore, another banker, was quickly challenged for bias. Lee Scrive ner a farmer, was called into the box as the luncneon aajuunuurui uum v m., was ordered. SAYSlFS A FARCE. Sherman Bell Declares Trial of Min crs' Officials In Idaho Is Unfair. Denver. Col.. May 20. General Sherman M. Bell, who commanded the state troops In the trouble with the Cripple Creek miners under the ad ministration of Governor Peabody, has not been called by either side in the Ham-nod trial at Boise, though he knows much of the inside history of the Western Federation oi fliiners. "T shall not appear as a witness," said General Bell, "except of my own volition, but if any attempt to job the prisoners is made, or any attempt to us.? me as a tool by either the Western Federation of Miners or the mine owners. I give notice now that I shall take a hand. "Why should they try these men In Idaho? During the troubles here and before the murder of Stuenenberg there were seventy-five persons killed in Colorado; and yet they take men from Colorado to Idaho to try them for crimes committed in Colorado. Why don't they try them here? Is it because they are afraid? "The whole thing is a farce. It is unfair and un-American. I detest the principles of Moyer and Haywood, but I think they should get a square deal, and you take men from a state where the alleged crimes were committed to a place supposedly hostile to them in another state, I don't call it a square deal." TOPEKA, KANSAS, IAY RADICALS STAYED AWAY. While Russian House Discussed Plot to Kill the Czar. St. Petersburg. May 20. Before to day's session of the lower house of parliament, from which all the radical renresentatlves were conspicuously ab sent Premier Stolypin made a formal announcement of the discovery of a plot to kill the emperor. Grand Duke Nicholas and himself, and a resolution expressing the great Joy of the house at his majesty's escape from the dan ger and deep satisfaction tnar. me criminal conspiracy was so fortunately frustrated was unanimously adopted. The social Democrats, social revolu tionists, part of the" group of toil and others were absent from the house when the resolution was presented and adopted. SCHMITZ ARRAIGNED Beginning of Trial Is Postponed tn- til Tuesday. San Francisco. May 20. Mayor Eugene Schmitz appeared for trial to day in Judge Dunne's court on five grand jury charges of extortion from local keepers of rencn restaurants. Rv reouest of the prosecution the hearing was delayed one day in order that counter arnaavus may oe pic pared against Schmitz's motion for a change of trial judge. Assistant District Attorney neney created a surprise by announcing that the state has no present intention oi asking the court to take the mayor in to custody pending hia trial. Schmitz is at liberty under nve Dan Donas ag gregating $50,000. The mayor, accompanied by his counsel, took a seat between the coun sel table and the table reserved tor the newspaper men. He looked pale and glum. Rudolph SprecKels, Elisor Biesv and Special Agent .tsurns won seats near the counsel table. The room was crowded, even the aisie spaces being filled. 7 Before taking up ine senmuz near ing Judge Dunne continued by consent for 30 days the case of perjury against Chief of Police Dinan and the cases of conspiracy against Dinan and Abra ham Ruef. When Judge Dunne called tne Schmitz case his attorneys announced that the defendant was ready for trial. District Attorney Langdon stated that on Saturday -night last the de fense had served on him a notice, or a motion for a change of trial : judges with copies of affidavit in support of the assertion that Judge Dunne is bias ed and prejudiced against Schmitz. Mr. Langdon asked that the case go over until Tuesday to give the prosecution time to prepare counter affidavits. Mr. Campbell asked that the district attorney serve him with copies of the counter affidavits during the day and this was agreed to. ."The assistant dis trict attorney set the -defense at ease by making the foTWwing statement: In view of unautnortzea statements in the local press and on account of the understanding that may have been assumed from them by the defense I desire to say that at this time the state has no present intention of asking the court to order the defendant into cus tody pending his trial." , Adjournment was thereupon taken. Mayor Schmitz, accompanied by two of his attorneys, left the court room immediately, elbowing his way through the crowds to his automobile, which stood at the curb on Wrebster street. He was watched, curiously, out of sight. TO AVOID THE FIGHT. Chairman of Presbyterian Temperance Committee Makes Unusual Slove. Columbus. O., May 20. On high au thority it is stated that Dr. Henry K. Dosker, chairman of the standing com mittee on temperance in the Presbyter ian general assembly, has determined upon an unusual move In hope of keep ing out of the fight now on. He will some time today return the overture re ferred to his- committee, back to the committee on bills and overtures. The overture which is causing the row de clares to the effect that the church fed eration on temperance should be con demned, and recommended that the church give hearty support to the anti saloon league. ' Dr. Dosker's action is being criticized by many commissioners. The question is scheduled to come up next Friday. The most important report today was that of the committee on administrative agencies, to whom were referred at the last assembly the overtures oi in synods and Presbyteries asking that consideration be given to the advisabili ty of consolidating the church boards. On this topic the committee simply re ports progress, asks to bd continued and advises against commencing by consoli dating any two or more of the boards, advising if action be taken it cover all boards at once. The committee report ed at length on the improvement of ex ecutive oversight and direction. The committee deplores the fact that the church unit itself is the only unit thoroughly organized. It advises giving Presbyteries and synods the power to appoint executive commissions with ad ministrative powers only, of which the moderator of the respective synods and Presbyteries shall be the head. It ad vises a similar committee for the assem bly to act as a sort of directory coun sel for the moderator and which may be given the work of some special com mittee. The counsel, it advises, should be composed of the moderator and the two presiding ex-moderators and three classes of four men each, one class to retire each year. It advises also that the terms of all synodical and Presby tery moderators be made one year. The board of missions of freedmen made its report today. Fatherland Labor League Formed. Hamburg. May 20. The Fatherland Labor league, consisting of 37 labor unions from all parts of the empire, was organized here yesterday for the purpose of "combatting the errors of so cial democracy and its terrorism in business and politics." Telegrams ex pressing warm sympathy with the ob jects of the league were received from Emperor William- and the Imperial chancellor. Prince von Buelow. Mediation r-t Kvansville. Evansville, Ind., May 20. State Labor Commissioner Woerner today arranged for a conference this after noon between the strikers and repre sentatives of the company, the men to appear as individual employes and not as members of an organization. 20, 1907. 1RS. GOULD SUES Howard Gould's Wife Asks for Divorce and Alimony. The Pair Have Lived Apart for Eight Months Past. ALLOWAXCETOOSMALL She Receives Only $5,000 Month to Live Upon. New York Police Department Involved in the Case. New Tork, May 20. Differences of long standing between Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gould culminated today in the service of a summons and com plaint in suit begun by Mrs. Gould in the supreme court for a limited di vorce. Clarence J. Shearn is Mrs. Gould's attorney in the suit. De Lancey Nicoll, as Mr. Gould's repre sentative, accepted service of the pa pers. Mrs. Gould seeks a decree of separation on the ground of abandon ment, and does not make any sensa tional allegations in her complaint. It is probable that the main legal contest will be on the question of ali mony. Since Mr. Gould has lived apart from his wife he has given her $5,000 a monin ior ner raanneuaiitc. She asserts that this sum is inade quate, and that her husband's income is sufficient to justify him in paying her twice as much. It is said that members of the Gould family held a council to discuss the question wheth er Howard Gould should pay her $120,000 or even $100,000 a year and that their decision was that her de mands were excessive. First Fight Over Money. In the litigation the first move will probably be a motion for alimony and counsel fees, ana unless some agree ment is reached in the meantime this application will be sent to a referee, who will determine how much should be paid pending the final adjudica tion or tne case. iwr. and Mrs. Gould . were married at the Holland House, in this city, Oct. 12,1898. She was an actress, ana was known by the stage name of Kath erine Clemmons. Before she met Mr. Gould she had appeared as a star with the financial backing of Colonel Wil liam F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), who lost a great deal of money in the venture. Mr Gould's courtship attracted con siderable interest, as it was generally believed that his marriage might in volve a sacrifice of $5,000,000. Under the terms of Jay Gould's will tt nnv nne nf his children married with out the approval of the rest of the family, that child was to forfeit one half of his interest in the estate. At the outset Howard Gould's brothers and sisters were opposed to his union with Miss Clemmons, but they finally gave their consent. . George J. Gould, the elder brother, was one of the guests a tva wrlrtinsr and there was no inter ference with Howard's fortune, then estimated at $10,000,000. Hobnob With Royalty. Mr. and Mrs. Gould passed their hon eymoon on their yacht, the Niagara, where thev have since entertained many notable persons. - Emperor William . of Germany visited them on the Niagara at Kiel: King Oscar of Sweden had lunch on the yacht and Grand Duke Alexis of Russia was another of their guests. After living for a time at 29 West Fifty-seventh street, Mr. and Mrs Howard Gould moved to Sands Point L. I., where Mr. Gould had pur chased a large estate, and they erected one of the most imposing country houses in the neighborhood of New Tork. They separated about eight months ago and Mrs. Gould is at the St Regis hotel, while her husband is at" the Waldorf-Astoria. Their friends hoped for a reconciliation until recent ly when their affairs took a turn that seemed to preclude the chance of Mrs' Gould has complained that she has been surrounded by spies and that she could not take a step outdoors without being followed. This- was one of her greatest grievances until a man with a criminal record and known to the police as "Big Bill" Hawley began an action against Delancey Nicoll for services!. Mrs. Gould was led to believe that her husband had conspired witn Hawley and others in- an attempt to injure her reputation. Then, as no agreement had been reached in regard t monev matters, she instructed her lawyer to sue for separation. Causes Police Shake-Up. The efforts of enemies of Mrs. Gould to use the city detective department in spying out her past life so that her husband might And evidence on which to combat her suit ror divorce ma rair to cause a big ehake-up in the police department. Police Commissioner Bingham an nounced today that there would be things doing, and his announcement proved such a shock to Captain Wil liam McLaughlin that that official Im mediately took to his bed. He had been ordered to appear at police head quarters today and explain his actions in connection with the Gould case, but he sent word that he was too 111 to leave the shelter of his home. The tone of his letter indicated that it might be some time before he recov ered. . . Commissioner Bingham sent Cap tain McLaughlin a letter last night. The messenger demanded a receipt for the communication and Captain McLaughlin gave it. His note repre senting himself as ill and asking for sick leave was received at headquar ters at 7 o'clock this morning. Makes Sure of Receipt. The commissioner was asked if it was usual to demand a receipt from a police officer for a communication from headquarters. He said it was in special cases where the commission er wanted to be sure that one of his subordinates received a letter or an order. During the illness of Captain McLaughlin the investigation will proceed under trie direction of Third Deputy Commissioner Hansen. Tt is reported that a former high official of the police department who retired some years ago is the man who enlisted the aid of Captain Mc Laughlin, Lieutenant Peabody and others in the detective bureau in the work of ferreting out Mrs. Gould's past life. . The old official, it is alleged, has never hesitated to admit that he owed almost all he had to Jay Gould's pat ronage, and on at least one occasion he exerted his all-powerful police In fluence to save George J. Gould from a situation that promised serious em barrassment. George Gould, it is well-known to his friends, was most bitterly opposed to the marriage of his brother and Miss Clemmons, consequently when it became desirable to "get something" on the former actress the elder Gould was sought out and suggested to Cap tain McLaughlin that the authority that goes with a department detec tive's badge might aid materially in the fine-tooth combing of the New York tenderloin. Commissioner Bingham In his In vestigation has already learned, he as serts, of how McLaughlin, then in charge of the central office detective bureau, plotted to meet Mrs. ' Gould and draw her into a trap. Col. W. F. Cody, (Buffalo BUI) it Is alleged, was offered $25,000 to tell what he knew of Mrs. Gould's past life but indignantly spurned the proposi tion and enlisted on the side of his former protege. MONOPOLY IN OIL Commissioner Smith Shows Existed for 35 Years. It Has Washington, May 20. That the his tory and present operation of the Standard. Oil Interest "show through out the past thirty-five years a sub stantial monopolization of the petro leum industry of the country, a delib erate destruction of competition and a consequent control of that Industry by less than a dozen men. who have reap ed enormous profits therefrom," large ly through abuse of transportation facilities, is charged in a report Just submitted to President Roosevelt by Commissioner of Corporations Herbert Knox Smith. Part one of the report was made public today and other "part will fol low. Certain information acquired is withheld for the present, in accordance with instructions of the president, who feels that their publication might in terfere with the prosecution or the government's suits pending against the Standard Oil Company, and its sub sidiary companies. The report con tains the net results of a study of the petroleum business during the year 1904. It Is the first statement of the oper ations and methods of the Standard Oil company, by which, the report states, through "scandalous railway discriminations" and other unlawful devices, thev have secured and mam tained an "exclusive domination of the petroleum industry." Flagrant Abuses Alleged. It Is stated that in 1904 the Stand ard and affiliated concerns "refined over 84 per cent of the crude oil run through refineries: produced more than 86 ner cent of the country's total output of illuminating oil; and trans ported through pipe lines nearly nine tenths of the crude oil of the older fields and 98 per cent of the crude oil of the midcontlnent fields." After the railroad rebate was aban doned, the company, the report con tinues, -was able to "establish a system of secret, or open discriminations of rates in its favor throughout practical ly the entire country. Having estab lished Its monopoly of the pipe line business, the company substantially rafnw3 tn act as a common carrier." It is shown that the Standard con trols not only the wholesale, but also the-retail trade In oil. In conclusion, the report says It Is apparent that the dominating position of the Standard Oil-company, in the oil industry has largely been secured bv the abuse of- transportation facili ties first, by flagrant discriminations obtained from railroads; second, by a refusal to operate Its pipe line system so as to extend to Independent inter ests the benefits to which they were both morally and legally entitled, while at the same time the Standard has prevented such independent inter ests from constructing lines of their own. PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS. Only Remedy Is to Pick Them Off Xight and Morning. Washington, May 20. The bureau of entomology today issued a warning to the people of western Missouri ana Eastern Kansas of the certain return next month of the locusts which did so much damage to shade three last vear L O. Howard, chief entomolo gist 'savs the broods this year will be the 'largest yet, and unless combatted will do untold damage to shade trees and young orchards. "Ordinary repellant substances, such as kerosene emulsion or carbolic acid solutions seem to have very little effect on these insects," he says. "However, craved with Bordeaux mixture nm. -crash are aDt to be avoided by cicada. The most reliable means of protecting nurseries and young or chards is by collecting the Insects in bags or umbrellas from the trees early In the morning or late in the evening, each day." KANSAS GIRL HONORED. Only Woman In the World to Attend The Hague Conference. Washington, May 20. Because of her knowledge of international law and precedents. Miss Margaret A. Hanna, a Salina, Kan., fcirl, has been selected to accompany the delegates of the United States to the second nague tuuterenic this summer. She is the only woman in the world so honored. Miss Hanna is known, in Washington as a woman diplomat, and is said to be as well pofted on international af fairs as Secretary of State Root him self For several years she has been private secretary to Second Assistant Secretary of State Adee. She is the daughter of E. P. Hanna, solicitor in the office of the Judge advocate general of the navy. Indians Quit the Grounds. Mayetta, Kan., May 20. The May etta team won a forfeited game, 9 to 0 from the Pottawatomie Indians Sunday, May 19th, by them leaving the grounds in the sixth inning. The score at time was 6 to 7. in favor of Mayetta. Panic at cliool Commencement. Fort Gibson, I. T-, May 20. Three negroes are dead and fifteen seriously Injured as a result of the panic in the opera house at midnight last night, started by Hayes Thompson overturn ing a lamp during the graduating ex ercises of the negro schools. SPRINGASURPRISE Dark Horse Wins Secretaryship of Tax Commission. John Smith, Hoch's Executive Clerk, the Man, TOOK MANY BALLOTS. Reported That Each Member Had a Candidate. Trouble About Securing Loca tion for the Commission. John Smith of Marion, executive cleric l: the office of Governor B. W. Hoch, was on . Saturday afternoon elected secretary of the state tax commission at a salary of $2,000 a year. r.mith was a compromise candidate, elected on the twefth ballot. Each of the members of the tax commission voted for a different man. 8. C. CTum nier was for D. Y. Wilson of Belleville. Samuel T. Howe was for James E. Lari mer of Topeka. James Humphrey was for Henry Jacobs of Abilene. There wu no change in the first eleven ballots. Then the commissioners came to the conclusion that they would have to take a compromise, and John Smith was se lected. Smith was strongly endorsed by Governor Hoch, and Hoch's endorse ment went a long ways with the com missioners, whom he had appointed, and who were holding their meeting In the governor's office. As the State Journal announced would be done on Saturday, Clarence Smith of Topeka. was elected clerk of the com mission, at a salary of $1,200. These ap pointments are both for four years, and become effective July 1. John Smith, the new secretary, is at present Governor Hoch's executive clerk. He has held that position since Hoch was elected governor with the exception of a short time when he acted as private secretary. He is from the governor'a home town. Smith has lived in Marion county for twenty years. He was for a time principal of the Hillsboro schools and afterwards taught In the Marlon city schools. He has also at intervals edited Governor Hoch's paper, the Mar ion Record. "He was a very successful teacher,' says Governor Hoch, -"and Is fully com- - petent to handle the afTalrs or tne new office. He can do a number of things you Topeka people know nothing about. He can write and he can make an ex cellent speech. Above all, he Is cour teous, conscientious and modest. He Is the kind of man that makes an excellent official." ' Room Fight Not Settled. The partial determination of the ex ecutive council to use the Academy of Science rooms for the tax commission is meeting with a good deal of oppo sition, both from the academy and from the tax commission. There is a marble floor in the main room of the Academy of Science, as that room' was built and Intended for a public mu seum. It is the only'room in the west wing which has a marble floor. But if the tax commission moves In there, this floor will have to be carpeted, and this will cost $500. It will also be nec essary to build some partitions through this large room, which will In volve more expense, and with all these changes, there is no vault for the stor age of documents in these rooms. The tax commission would either have to get along without a vault, or there would be the heavy expense of build ing in a vault. The expense of moving the Academy of Science collections to the top floor would also be large, both on account of the size of the collection, which in cludes practically all the Kansas min eral display at the St. Louis exposition, but also on account of the expense of providing shelving for the library of the academy, which consists of about 8,000 volumes. v Members of the academy, including some of the leading scientific men of the state, are expecting to meet with the members of the executive council today, and protest against the removal of the academy collection and library to new quarters. The tax commission wants the exe cutive council to give it the rooms now occupied by the travelling libraries commission, and it Is possible that new quarters may be found for the travel ling libraries, and the tax commis sioners given these rooms. RIFLE CONTEST. Carried on on Oppolte Sides Continent. of the Annapolis, Md., May 20. A rifle team of ten men representing the ca det corps of St. Johns military college, Annapolis, Is today engaged in a match at the Maryland militia range at Glen burnie, about fifteen miles from this city, against opponents who are shoot ing over the national guard rifle range of California- Their adversaries are the members of a ten-man team from the University of California. The match will be shot on the two state ranges clear across the continent from each other but the scores will be close ly kept by neutral referees and ex changed by mail. PAT CROWE ON TRIAL. Must Answer for Crime Charged Against Him In 1905. Council Bluffs. Ia., May 20. Pat Crowe, the kidnaper, was this morn ing placed on trial on a charge of holding up and robbing two street cars on the night of July 4, 1905. Crowe, together with another man, was Indicted while he was on trial in Omaha for the kidnaping of Eddie Cudahy. The cars robbed were on the Lake Manawa Una of the Omaha and Council Bluffs street car system. Seventy dollars was secured. Crow has pleaded not guilty to the Indict ment. Weather Indications. Chicago. May 20. Forecast for Kansas: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; warmer tonight and In east portion Tuesday.