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EVEKYBOUY EVERYBODY 10 PAGHS I L 10 PAGES IBS m i J needs nr. reads rr. VJ J? J'VVST S V- ,4ST EDITION. A VARH1HG NOTE. W. E. Stubbs'Address to Kansas Bankers. Says That Stock and Bond Job bin? Hast Cease. MR. 3IAI1LEY-S SPEECH President of Association Calls Attention to Kansas. Talks About Prohibition as Well as Banking. Mr. Treat, U. S- Treasurer, Speaks at Auditorium Tonizht. ri-A Ainiitor-.urn t.rigit. M;ir-mall a band w.d a:so gr charged- The public is invited. For the thir l time ia less than, one week Topeka again belongs to visitors who are within its limits and truly rovally ia the welcome extended to the bankers of the state who are in session. Monday was the opening d.iy of the convention, but not until the after- ;";; Charles P Treat. Treasurer of the Cnited States. Who Will Speak at tile Auditorium Tonight. noon trains arrived did the city realize the number of visitors to be enter tained. The opening session was held this morning at representative hall and that spacious room was comfortably filled with visiting bankers, their wives and daughters and the members of the association in this city. Following the invocation by Rjv. T. S. Young, pastor of the First Baptist church. Charies K. Hollida. president of the Commercial club, who is at his best on an occasion of rhus kind welcomed the visiting bankers to the city. Mr. StubbH" Spewh. VT. P- Stubbs. who today ts known ai a banker and not a politician, re sponded on behalf of the Bankers as sociation and said in part: "In response to the friendly greeting which has been extended to the mem bers of this association and their friends, in a manner so cordial and a spirit that is hospitality itself, by the eloquent and able representative of the capitol city of Kansas. I wish to- say on behalf of the men to whom this most hearty welcome hi- been extend ed that the bankers of Kansas, and the citizens of this great commonwealth, feel that we have a personal interest In this beautiful city, and are. Tn common with the people who reside here, proud of her achievement- and ambitious for her success. Responsibilities, obliga tlons and duties that do not belong to any other municipality in Kansas have been thrust upon you by reason of the location of the state capitol in your cfty. and the splendid reputation that Topeka enjoys as headquarters for all convections, meetings and public gath erings of every kind and character from all over the state is a higher trib ute to the hospitality of her citizens than any words of praise that can be spoken by any man. To the men and women who have been leaders tn the social, business and municipal affairs of the capitol city of Kansas we offer our most hearty congratulations. "Our mission in this city is of more than passing interest not only to the members of this association who are present, but also to the business and agricultural interests of the state at large. The legitimate sphere of a banker's Influence and obligations ex tend over a large area of the social, financial and business world, and are not confined by any means to receiving an! loaning money. "Of ail the stocks and bonds tjfcet have ever been issued tn this country, which aggregate many billions of dol lars, probably a very small per cent of the t'tal amount has been issued with out the recommendation and advice of some banking institution. When a rail road ts to be built, or manufacturing Industry to be established, some bank er must put his seal of approval upon the project before its stocks and bonds rave any substantial standing in the financial world. The banker who is big enough and broad enough to ri.e above himself and Ms personal, seifisfi interests oc cupies a peculiar field where he enjoys unusual opportunities for rendering service not only to those with whom he comes in daily contact, but to the state and nation as well, and from a purely selfish standpoint, if from no higher motive, he could not aff-jrd to be for anything- but what is for Use rreatest TUESDAY EVENING. good of" his community, for what ia good for them adds most to Ilia in dividual prosperity-" After quoting from President Roosevelt Mr. Stubbs continued; "While the present situation exists with reference to the issue of stocks and bonds by public service corpora tions, the masses of our people are practically prohibited from, partici pation in the ownershin of public util ities. The ordinary, everyday citiaen cannot afford to- jeopardize his small savings by investing them in securi ties that are subject to the- manipula tions, and control of stock Jobbers and market Jugglers. "How much farther shall we drift in the direction we are now movin? before we shall find the lines sharply drawn between the wealthy class and mas of oar citizens T "The financial character and pol icies of a nation are formed and de termined almost exclusively by the men who are in control of its bank ing institutions. and the bankers of America owe it to themselves, as well as to the public, to condemn in un measured terms the financial jugglery and maneuvers which have violated sound business laws and has indirect ly vested in a small number of men the power to levy an unjust tax upon every American citizen. "Cannot the bankers of Kansas ren der m. valuable public service and at the same time conserve their own in terests by recommending the enact ment of sound, safe, conservative leg islation, both federal and state, pro viding for the same wise and careful supervision over the issue of stocks and bonds of public service and other corporations as is now exercised by these authorities ever state and na tional banks?" Prudent Marley's Address. Music was furnished by the Eoilan quartette of Emporia consisting of Charles. Nichols. French horn; Fred Bowman, euphonium: Thomas Howell and Pedro Held, cornets; Fred- Bowman Is a son of the secretary of the as sociation. W. W. Bowman. The president of the association, J. W. Mariey. cashier of the Oswego State bank, paid a glowing tribute to the prosperity of the state and particularly to its banking institutions. He said in part: "The lines of the present admin istration of the Kansas Bankers as sociation have fallen in a time unex ampled prosperity, not only for the state of Kansas but for the entire nation as weil. "Fcr a decade the whole American business machine has been driven at ever-accelerating speed with scarcely a setback or recession and today in both our state and nation the highest level of prosperity ever known ha3 been at tained. "The grand total of the value of the farm products and live stock of Kansas for the last year was t424.W.0HO, an in crease of 15i millions over the best pre ceding year's values, and more than twice the aggregate of the same values ten years ago and more than 3105,000.000 larger than for the ten preceding years. "The significance of these figures is enforced by the fact that this result represents J263 for every man, woman and child in the state last year or about J1.30O for each family. Ten years ago the average was 110 for each person and $1,000 for each family. "The mid-continent oil field which lies chiefly in Kansas ia producing 100,000 barrels of oil each day and the story of th- coal. lead and zinc fields and other material Industries Is but a repetition of ti e ctory of the oil fields of the state. The gas field is practically coincident with the oil field and everywhere through Its wide extent is being added year after year vast manufacturing in dustries furnishing employment to an army of artisans and laborers who in turn are consumers of our agricultural and other products and adding to the volume of the business of the state. "The deposits of the Kansas banks Increased 13 million dollars from the 36th. day of January. 190S. to the same day the following year and on the later date amounted to J147.0CO.0OO. The de posits of the clearing house banks of Kansas City which is claimed in part at least as a Kansas town increased 13 million dollars during the year and the clearings of these bank3 increased $U5.00O.0O for the month, of January this year over the same month a year ago. "In Kansas as well as in the region round about we have solidity as well as progress. The last official reports of ail of the Kansas banks show that they hold 54H million dollars of their 14T millions of deposits in cash and sight exchange, or more than 37 per cent. "Here we have no Inflated values or speculative mania. Real estate the basis of the whole superstructure of our progress and prosperity has in creased in value but it is wen within the limit of a safe earning power upon the range of its present valuation. Statutory legislation has been enacted for the regulation of the railroad rates and designed to enforce fair dealing in interstate commerce. A pure food law and meat inspection law has been pro vided. Rebates have been eliminated CConiLaued on Page ElgitJ VENIRE ALL GONE. Haywood Case Is Adjourned Until Thursday Afternoon To Permit Sheriff to Summon Sixty More Men. (tt'LY NINE WERE LEFT Of the Old Venire When Court Opened for Sinth Day. These Went Quickly Under Challenge for Bias. - Boise, Idaho, May 21. The special venire of talesmen in the Steunen berg murder trial was exhausted at 10:43 o'clock this morning- and Judge j Fremont Wood at once adjourned the trial until Thursday afternoon to per mit Sheriff Shad Hodgin to gather another venire of 60 men. There were only nine men of the old special venire left when, the trial was resumed this morning and they went very quickly. Five were ex amined and excused under challenge for bias in 3 3 minutes. The sixth, man. Levi Smith, a farmer, was after an extended examination, accepted and given seat 10- just vacated by John Fisher, upon whom the defense exer cised its sixth peremptory challenge. After the acceptance of Levi Smith, Juror Orric Cole, who ia in bad health, was excused by consent of both sides, it being feared that his condition might seriously interfere with the trial. Of the last three talesmen, two- were opposed to capital punishment and the third had a strong fixed opinion as to the xuilt or innocence of William D. Haywood, the prisoner at bar. The court made the order for the new special venire and at 11 o'clock the trial went over until Tnursday afternoon at Z o'clock. The Jury as it now stands is as fol lows, seat nine being vacant: Thomas B. Gessal, tire insurance and real estate agent: Isaac Bedel, farmer: Samuel S. Gilman, farmer; Daniel Stark, farmer; George Powell, farmer: John Whitlock. nursery man; George H. Mclntyre. farmer: Lee Scrivener, farmer: Levi Smithy super intendent of construction; A. P. Bami, no present occupation, and Samuel P.usseU, farmer. The IVtntbx Day. This w the ninth day of the hearing. John Whitlock, a nursery man, who was born in Tennessee, and who came to Idaho seserai years ago from j Nebraska, was undar examination as j propose iur or Xp. j when tUe was resumed. 1 The early hour was not attractive1 to the curiosity- seekers, with the re-1 suit that when the proceedings began, there were less than a score of specta-j tor present. ! Clarence Darrow. acting as leading counsel for the defense, asked and re-i ceived permission of the court tern-' porarily to rass the examination of. Whitlock. He then announced that! the defense wcuid use its sixth: per-1 emptory challenge to excuse John j Fisher, at No. 10. Fisher ts the ranch-: er and fruit arower of whom it was i testified yesterday that he had de-! ! i r II . .. -w .... 1 q .-i Dartihnna' "should be strung if they had a part ; in the Colorado crimes charged against i the union. After the exercise of this challenge, both state and defense hadi four left with only nine members off the special venire of 100 to draw upon, j James Afior, a teamster, was called; to the vacancy at No. 10. but was! quickly excused after saying he had; an opinion that only the strongest sort ! of evidence could remove. One after another of the remaining! few talesmen went down because of opinions until Levi Smith, the ninety-i seventh member of this special panel, . was reached. Smith said he was aj railroad employe and had never form-i ed or expressed an opinion as to the; guilt or innocence of the accused. o Cse tor Newspapers. Smith's examination for the defense was conducted by Attorney Richard-! .on- He said he was not actually en-! gaged in railroading, his duties being; t w a ran: of men engaged in ; erecting buildings along the right of way. Asked what papers he read. Smith declared; "I don't take much stock In news papers especially when they are all one way." Smith said that one of the attorneys for the state had once acted for him m a legal matter, but it was all cleared UP"Did you pay him for his services Richardson. "WelL" replied the juror. "I don't j believe he asked me anything." j "Well, counsel s aavice '- not worth much," declared Mr. Rich- Smith finally was accepted by both SiTudge Wood then announced that he had received a report from the attend ing physician that Juror Orric Cole, at No 3 was not tn condition to. serve on the panel. He was excused by con- The task of filling the vacancy thus created was inauspiciously begun, the first man up. J. N. Lawrence, a farmer, declaring he had been opposed to cap 5 punishment ail his life. He was excused forthwith. Last of Use One Hundred. Henry C. Miller, a farmer and next to the last member of the special panel. alo declared that he had conscien tious scruples against capital punish ment He was challenged by the state but Attorney Richardson resisted in order that he might ask a few ques tions He interrogated the proposed juror as to whether or not he would not. as a rood citizen, lay a3lde his scruples and comply with the law. He asked if the Juror's scruples were so strong as to make him disobey the udge Wood said he did not think this line of questioning was fair to the Juror. Attorney Hiwley,. for the state, promptly objected to Mr. Richardson's questions as implying a censure on the Juror for entertaining the views he had exp ressed. Mr. Richardson denied that any cen sure had been intended. The objection was sustained, how ever, and Mr. Miller was excused. William Snyder, a farmer, the last cf the panel, declared he had a strong opinion. He was excused and the clerk TOPEKA, KANSAS. MAY officially announced" ' the exhaustion of the panel. . ' Judge Wood crderedT a new venire of 60. talesmen summon from the coun ty and an adjournment f court until Tnursday afternoon- at 2 p-. zn DUNNE WILL TRY KIM. Denit-s Sebtnitz's Motion for Aootber Tri:-I Jadge. San Francisco. Cal May 21. The largest crowd that has thus far fceen attracted by any official proceedings in the- investigation - and prosecution was in attendance In the superior couit today when- Mayor Schmitz made his appearance on the charge of extiH-ting mcney from - local French restauranteurs with the connivance of Abraham Ruef. Not only was the court room crowded- to its utmost ca pacity, but scores of people stood on the benches in order- to catcii a giimpse of the defendaa-t and lose no incident of the proceedings. Assistant District Attorney Heney read affidavits sworn to- by himself and- Judze Dunne denying categori cally the allegation, made in the af fidavits filed last Saturday by the de fense in support of the motion for a substitution of trial judge- In the affidavits of the- defense, it was alleged among other things, that Rudolph Spreckles and the men who are associated with- him as financial guarantors of the prosecution are. in reaiity, carrying out a eonspiracy to dethrone the present municipat ad ministration for the purpose of taking over the reins of government and of cau"ring to be granted to themselves street railway and wafer franchises that shall net them millions of dollars in return for the thousands they have expended in the bribery- graft investi gation and prosecution. Mr. Heney. in reading his own af fidavit, threw intense feeling into his voice and gestures. He denied wi;h the greater emphasis that he or those who are associated with, him in the prosecution have any ulterior motives that they desire any political prefer ment or municipal office or that they have any purpose whatever beyond th purification of the municipality and the punishment of those whom they may accuse of corrupt prac tices. At the conclusion of the read ing of the affidavits. Judge Dunne de nied the motion for the change of trial fudare. That the court elisor is to have no part in the trial of Schmitz so far as the immediate intentions go. was shown by the fact taat Judge Dunne ordered that none of the seventy seven talesmen now available shall be permitted t-T. serve as possible jurors, except those- who were summoned by the sheriff. T'Toje- win were summon ed by Elisor Biggr. incidental to the Rne . proceedings were dismissed from service. , Subsequently- Mr. Hea-ey- state that counsel for both sides agreed to ex cuse ail of the; 180 Jurors summoned by the sheriff" and askef that the court dismiss, them and Ofter the drawimg of a fresh panel of G1 iajesmen from the regulnr lis-. Th ' win be done. A recess ws a!ten t- allow ef -1 n-e- brinimr of tke iary box- from the eounr.v clerk's office to th court; The new panel of the talesmen was made returnable at 10:30 a. m. to morrow. All witnesses for the- prose cution were excused until 10 a. m. Thursday. NEGROES FORM LEAGUE Object Is to Induce Race to Stay With Republican Party. Washington. May 21. A certificate of incorporation of the Republican inter state league, an organization of negro citizens of various states, was filed with the recorder of deeds here yesterday. The declared object of the league Is ro improve the condition of Its members and the race generally; to collect, com pile and distribute information concern ing the status of the negro race In American politics; to protect the civil and political rights of negro people and to encourage negro citizens to adhere to the principles and policies of the Re publican party. The incorporators of the league are Robert B. Blont. Richard D. CcfTdman. Harrison Edelin. Walter Tate and Harry A. Clarke. The headquarters of the organization will be in this city. TOM BROYN'S EYES. Appear to Be Bai He Conltlnl Find Brewery Agents at Leavenworth. Tom Brown, sheriff of Leavenworth county, is having trouble with his eyes. He has notified the supreme court that after a thorough and dili gent search, he has been unable to find the M. K. Goetz Brewing com pany or the William J. Lemp Brewing company, or any agent or officers of either company, within the limits of Leavenworth county. No doubt there is a pang of regret in Mr. Brown's an-f1 nouncement wmcn uoes not snow m the official papers. The state this morning filed its re- plies to the answers of the Ferd Heimj Brewing company and the Kansas City; Breweries company. The reply in! each case was merely a general denial. j HAD HIS SOX ARRESTED. Some Forget! Checks Found by WeOsvUle Young .Man's Father. Kansas City, May 21. Clyde H. Har rison, 20 years old. of Wellsville. Kan. was arrested here yesterday and taken to Lawrence, Kan., last night by J. R. Woodward. sheriff of Douglass county. The complaint was sworn to by the young man's father, who found three checks fcr small amounts, which some body had cashed after signing the name of Harrison, senior. Boston Horse Show Opens. Boston. May 2 1. Nearly all the lead ing show horse stables were represent ed today when the second outdoor horse show of the country club opened at Clyde park to continue three days, with more than 80 classes- to be Judg ed. The prominent contenders for rib bons include E. H. Haniman. Regi nald Vanderbflt, Peter B. Radley and the Montreal Hunt club. Premier ef New Brunswick: to Kevirm. Fredertckton. N. B-. May 21. Wil liam Pugsley. premier of New Bruns wick has decided to resign his office at a meeting of the government next week and Clifford W. Rebinson. of Monctor. will succeed him. Mr. Pug sieys resignation is due to his decision to enter federal pouacs. 21, 10O7. FOUR DOY FIRE. Steamer Naomi Burns in Middle of Lake Michigan. Fifty Passengers Saed by the Kansas and the Stratford. THE LOSS IS 225,000. Crew Is Saved With Exception of Four Coal Passers. The Burning Hulk Is Towed Into Port. Being Grand Radips, Mictu. May 21. Four coal passers were burned to death and one passenger, J. M- Rhoades. of De troit, was fatally .burned when the Crosby line steamer Naomi, formerly j the Wisconsin, was burned to the wat er's edge early today In the middle of Lake Michigan. Fifty passengers and and aa of the crew except four coal passers were taken off in small boats by the steamer Stratford and the Na omi's sister ship, the Kansas,, which was enroute from Milwaukee to Grand Haven, The loss on the Naomi which was in command of Captain Trios. Traill, is estimated at $225,000. After the passengers and crew were rescued, a barge which had been attracted to the scene by the fire put a line on the burning hulk and is now towing ner to- Grand Haven. The fire started in the vicinity of the kitchen, between decks, and spread so rapidly that the whole ship was a fur nace before the crew could get the fire apparatus working. Fire swept the whole length of the ship and the upper works burned like tinder. It is regarded a3 miraculous that the passengers all escaped. Many of them were taken off in their night clothes while scarcely any one was more than partly clad. - The fire was not originally discover ed by any of the Naomi's crew, but was first seen by the lookout on the steamer Kansas, which was proceed ing the the opposite direction from Milwaukee to Grand Haven. The Kan sas made for the Naomi and in the meanwhile, the passengers of the ill fated boat were being awakened. Captain Thomas Traill was the last man- to leave the steamer alive and his clothing was almost burned off him. The four coal passers who perished were below in their bunks and are be lieved to have been penned down there by the flames. They are believed to have shipped from Milwaukee. It is said by the passengers that the screams of the dying men in the hold were heard, but that it was impossible ta reach tisem.. . " - , .." ' A SnriTorr3 Story.. Grand Rapids. Mich.. . May . 21. Many of the passengers of the steamer Naomi returned today to this city. They told graphic and thrilling tales of their dangers and unanimously praised the coolness and bravery of the crew. Arthur Jones, a Detroit attorney, said: "What we suffered as we stood fccere on the stem of the boat watching the fire creeping towards us in spite of the heroic efforts of the crew to beat it back, nobody can; teiJL Through it all no braver men ever walked than the steward Philip Eosbach and Purser William. Hanaha of the Naomi. Brave and cool as if in port. they worked like beaver3. caring for the passengers. It was these men who went down to the lower deck with smoke and flames all around them and handed up the body of Rhoades, whose picture still haunts me." Sol Waterman of Naw Tork said: "Never will I forget the picture of those poor fellows in the forecastle woo were ournea. ine Naomi was a-i mass of flames. Suddenly the four men who had been asleep in the fore castle thrust thenr heads from the port holes and called foF help. The captain of the freighter we were on ordered a life boat to go to their aid. The boat went but the men were un able to squeeze their bodies through the port holes. We could hear them calling pitifully for help and see them through the flames, but the life boat crew came back and reported it could not reach them. The captain ordered the boat to return and get the names of the men. Then we could hear the questions and answers as the men told their names and the names and resi dences of thier families and friends. Finally, one man called out, Goodby. I'm gone," and fell back Into the flames." CAN T NURSE PRINCE. This Causes the Queen of Spain First Grief Since Marriage. Madrid. Mav 21. From a source re garded as unquestionable, it is learned that the necessity for abandoning her tntention to nurse her child caused the queen of Spain her first moment of grief since her marriage. She resisted as long as possible, but finally yielded when she was told that the realization of her wishes would rtsk the health of the prince as well a her own. She Is nnw nci-nnnT&ii bv the knowledge that she established a record for queens of Spain, having nursed her first born for ten days, instead of having engaged a nurse beforehand, as has always been done. The nurse ts described as a splendid brunette of 23 years. Spaniards are delighted because the baby cried during his christening. Ac cording to ancient Spanish supersti tion this presages long life. Stahl Has Not Yet Signed. Chicago, May 21. Stahl and Comts key have not yet come to terms. The former Washington player has had sev eral conferences with Comtskey, but has not signed a contract. This seems to bear out the prediction made that Co miskey would hardly be willing to pay Stahl as big a salary as Washington offered the player. Stahl. after his last talk with Tonnny," said he would have to consult President Johnson be fore he could do anything definitely and he concluded the Interview with a Chi cago newspaper man by stating that he di not believe he had been treated fair ly by the Washington club. Weather Indications. Chicago. May 21 Forecast for Kan sas: I'artly cloudy and. warmer tonight and Wednesday. - TUESDAY EAENING. GOOD WILL MESSAGE Sent to Roosevelt by Army and Navy rnicn. Washington. May 2L At the national convention of the regular army and navy union here last night Captain J. B. Morton. Washington, was eiactcd na tional commander; Captain James J. Lockwood of Chicago, senior vice, and Dr. John H. Grant of Buffalo, J. T junior vice commander, respectively; Michael J. Hackett of Washington, ad jutant general, and C. J. S. Arey of Chicago, special inspector general. The next convention .will be in Chi cago. A message of good will was sent to President Roosevelt. ALL ABOYE A DOLLAR. Wheat Options 3Iake a Bis Jump on Chicago Board. Chicago. May 21. Two high rec ords for the crop were established to day when September wheat went to $1.94 and December to $.l.i4S- July closed at over a dollar also, thus set ting a record mark for the season. Bad climatic conditions caused an upturn. Advanced Over 4 Cents. New Tork. May 21. After a tame start today, a wild bull market in wheat advanced July to $T-0S!. repre senting 4ic Jump for the day and a new high level for the season. Specu lative excitement rose to a high pitch fanned by some of the worst crop re ports that have yet been seen from western states. Near the close a sud den rush of profit taking broke prices a cent per bushel from the top. SETTLE OLD ACCOUNTS. Union Pacific Brings an Action Against Miat-ouri Paciiic. A suit has been filed In the L'nited States circuit court by the Cnion Pa cific railroad against the Missouri Pa eiflc road to settle the long standing ac counts of the two roads against each other which grew out of the joint use of the tracks and right of way between Kansas City and Leavenworth. There are no specific amounts named in the suit. The Union Pacific wants to get a settlement made and hence the suit was brought. The accounts grow ing out of the joint use of the tracks date as far back as 1384 and in order to make a settlement it will be necessary to check up the records for over forty years. ' MUNICIPAL RAILWAY. San Francisco WOI Take Over a street Car Line. San Francisco, May 21. San Francisco is to have an experiment--in. ouraieipairl ownership and public utilities. The city will take over the Geary stref railway. This decision was arrived at by District Attorney Langdon after a. . conference with Chairman Gallagher, ef the board of supervisors. That pody will at once appropriate the -sum of $400,000 for the purpose, and this amount will be added tn the June budget to the $330,000 al ready appropriated for the assumption of the railroad. The board will employ a competent engineer to draw up plans for the con version cf the road from a cable system to an electrical conduit system. STRIKE AT SANTIAGO. Cuban Workmen Demand an Eiaht- - Hour Day. Santiago. Cuba., May 21. A gen eral strike for an eight-hour day in stigated by the longshoremen and sup ported by the workmen on the electric railway new waterworks. Cuban rail way and many smaller concerns has been declared here. The chamber of commerce has call ed a meeting to devise ways and means to transact business which in the meanwhile is paralyzed. The strikers are orderly. HUMMEL IS ILL He Is Tnable to Leave His Cell in the ! Penitentiary. New Tork. May 2X Abraham Hum mel, the lawyer who was committed to Blackwell's island yesterday to serve a year's sentence for conspiracy, was too 111 to leave his cell in the peniten tiary today. BOOST FOR CHRIST HOSPITAL. Will of J. C. Horton Leaves S5.00O to the Institution. James C. Horton. a former Kansan. whose wilt was admitted to probate at Kansas City this week, made many bequests to public and charitable in stitutions, among which was a bequest of $3,000 to Christ hospital of Topeka. Mr. Horton left an estate valued at $2113.000 and a liberal shar,e of this was left to various public institutions. Mr. Horton also remembered a num her of his employes with substantial beouests. Christ hospital is under the ! direction cf the Episcopal church, of which Mr. Horton was a member. Court Forbids Picketing. Milwaukee, May 21. A sweeping de cision against union picketing was ren dered today by Judge Sanborn, of the Cnited States court, in the case of the Atlis-Chalmers company against th-J striking union molders.' The strike be gan about a year ago, and last fall Judge Quarles issued a temporary in junction restraining the unions from in terfering. He makes the injunction per manent, and concerted picketing will be practically impossible. Maasers to Reload Antomatican. Berlin. May 21. It is announced from Dusseldorf that Herr Mauser, the Inventor of the rifle which bears his name, has invented an improved mechanism by which the weapon is automatically reloaded from a cart ridge chamber after firing. He believes that the improvement is so great that it must be adopted by all modern ar mies. Germany will probably be the first to adopt It, TWO CENTS IN OPENJOURT. To Be y Secrecy About tke Gould Di rorce Case. Mrs. Gould Charges Cruel and Inhuman Treatment. ASKS 250,000 A YEAIL I Police Are Inyestigatlng the Allegation of Conspiracj. District Attorney Jerome Ia Beady to Take a Hand. New Tork. May ZL Developments of an interesting character are expected to follow the serving of the summon in the separation suit brought againat Howard Gould by his wife, formerly Katheryne Clemens, the actress. Th bill of particulars, charges among ota tr things, abandonment and cruel ani inhuman treatment. Mrs. Gould, it Is stated, will also ask the court to grans her $250,000 a year as alimony. A sensational feature ts th- allega tion of conspiracy in connection wlthr this case. Thi feature has already been investigated by Police Commis sioner Bingham, as some members oC the detective bureau are said to be tn--votved. District Attorney Jerome haa taken cognizance of the rumors tn thie regard and will call on Commissioner. Bingham to learn whether the case as ft stands at present warrants an In quiry by his office. The suit will likely be tried in open; court, as it is not usual to send separa- tion suits to a referee. Miss Clemmons was born in Illinois. Her real name was Viola Da van, but In San Francisco she appeared in a musical comedy as Kathryn Clemmons. Howard Gould ts 33 years old and hi wife is a year or so younger. Thsy have not lived together since July last, and rumors of separation suits, divorce suits and other suits have been rife ever since. He has been stopping as the Waldorf-Astoria of late, and has re fused to discuss his differences with his wife. TO MAKE WICHITA DRY. Sale, Barter or Gift of Intoxicants I Barred in the Town.. Wichita. Kan.. . May 21 Henceforth it will be a misdemeanor to sell, barter or give away any intoxicating liquors within the. city of Wichita. JXhe city rourfciTlast night 'passed the peta?rohibition measure- at 'Ihe "dry mayor."" Graham, one Cf the most dras tic prohibitory, ordinance of any ci:y irr the country. The sale, barter or gift of any liquid that produces intoxication is made punishable by a fine of from $100 to $jO0 and 30 days to six months in Jan. Owners of building in which th misdemeanor occurs are made party t-j the suit, and clubs are especially men tioned in . the bill. Mayor Graham in his ante-election speeches promised Just this kind of an ordinance, and it was drawn by the city attorney at th mayor's request. All of the sections have been passed on and approved by the state supreme court. Barns and chicken houses are the onlv places exempt, and the only remedy permitted any one arrested for viola tion of the ordinance is appeal to a higher court, providing he put3 up bond considered sufficiently trong by the city court to cover ail cost WITH BROKEN HEADS. Fifty-three Victims of Odessa Rios 1 Taken to Hotspitals. Odessa. May 2L Fifty-three peopl were taken to the hospitals surlrin from broken heads or limbs, or other wise dangerously Injured as a remilt of the outbreak of the blark hundred here yesterday, following the assassi nation of three police officials at the Central police bureau by the explosion Gf an infernal machine. In addition about a hundred persons were less seriously injure'!. The victims included women, children and studecrs. It is alleged that out of revenge for the assassinatton of the three officers whom the Jews had nicknamed th "heroes of the anti-Jewish riots," the police turned the black hundred loose, armed with clubs, and robber sticks, jews were brutally beaten m the streets and many houses in the Jewish quarter were looted and their occupants terri bly beaten. The disorder lasted for several hours, with the police making no attempt to suppress it. . BACK TO SCHMITZ. "Committee of Seven Returns Fowf Delected to It- San Francisco. Cal.. May ZL "The committee of seven" appointed by the five commercial organizations of San Francisco to take over some of the power of Mayor Sehmita for the purpose of bringing about some orders In muni cipal affairs, resigned last night. The reason assigned was that it had been unable to secure the co-operation of Rudolph Speckels and Francis J. Heney. who are at the head of the graft inves tigation. This action was taken after a rneetin z which lasted nearly the entire after noon and at which Governor Gillette sought In vain to dissuade the members from taking the step that they did. KNOWLES CONVICTED. Court -Martial Finds Again AssailaaS of Captain Macklin- Lawton. O. T.. May 21. The court martial officials who tried Corporal Knowles. the negro infantryman, for assault upon Captain Edgar Mackiia rendered a verdict of guilty and as scon as General McCaskey announces the sentence Knowles will be taken either to the military prison at Fort Leaven worth or to Alcotrai island to serve ola time.