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W. E. Stubbs'Address to Kansas
Says That Stock and Bond Job
bin? Hast Cease.
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
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
"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
"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
"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
Haywood Case Is Adjourned
Until Thursday Afternoon
To Permit Sheriff to Summon
Sixty More Men.
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Burning Hulk Is
Towed Into Port.
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,
"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
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. -
Sent to Roosevelt by Army and Navy
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.
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.
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. '
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.
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.
He Is Tnable to Leave His Cell in the !
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.
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,
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
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
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.
"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.
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

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