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EVERYBODY j 10 PAGES EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. READS IT. LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS MAY 22, 1907. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS A PROUTHPLAN. Member of the Interstate Com merce Commission Addresses the National Assocla- tion of Manufacturers. RAILWAY REGULATION Must Head Off the Demand for National Operation. GoTernnient Should Tale the Initiative in All Complaints. New York, May 22. Charles Frouty, member of the interstate com merce commission, addressing the National Manufacturers' association today, said the government should ex ercise some direct control over the capital accounts of the railroads and that it is probable interstate railways ahould be valued by the government. Mr. Frouty said: "Government regulation ia itself on trial. Regulation must bo sufficiently strong to choke the cry for national operation. I am not asking that addi tioi.al powers be conferred upon the interstate commerce commission. We must create a department of railways which should be charged with that part of regulation which is properly admlnistraiive and executive. "The railway company should not bo deprived of- its property by reduc tion in its rate until it shall be given a fair hearing before some disinter ested tribunal but the duty of begin ning a complaint rests upon the gov ernment and should, not be cast upon private individuals. "It is probable that interstate rail ways should be valued by the na tional government. "The government should exercise some direct control over the capital accounts. It is not possible . to fix rates so that a given per cent will be returned to the stockholders. Mr. Harriman's options in Chicago & Al ton did not directly affect rates on that railroad system;, but they did create a condition which is for all time a perpetual inducement to the imposition of unjust charges. What has been dono cannot be corrected. All that has become a vested interest it would be both unjust and unwise to disturb, but with respect to the future we can prevent a repetition of the past. When Mr. Harriman, by deal ings like those in Chicago & Alton en riches himself to the extent of many millions he has not created that money; that he has merely transfer-J raa irom .me possession of some one to himself. Hallway securities ought .to km fjwirKe investment, for the savings of the. small and great alike. It is not a fealinsr of apprehension that - tho people will confiscate any railways which prevents permanent investment in railway stocks, but rather uncer tainty as to the future of these stocks. When It becomes certain that railroad stocks or bonds can be issued without the consent of the government and that every dollar which comes from their sales &hall be legitimately in vested in the property and when no Interstate railway can buy a dollar in the stock of any other railway with out the consent of that railway, rail way securities will be much more likely to assume their proper place in public confidence. "Any comprehensive scheme of leg islation should give to the railways the right to form and maintain traffic as sociations and to discuss and agree upon competitive rates." The announcement of the result of a poll of 3,000 members of the na tional association on the questions as to whether and how the tariff should be devised is expected to be one of the most interesting features of the con vention. CODDING GETS BUSY. State Temperance Union Attorney In temipts the Sangerfest. Wanaego. Kan., May 22. The an nual meeting of the State Sangerfest was interrupted here today by J. K. Codding, attorney for the State Tem perance union, who secured a tem porary order from the probate court restraining tne local club from selling or keeping liquor and allowing per- boiis io congregate tnere for the pur- VACATION ENDS. The Roosevclts to Retnrn to Washing, ton From Pine Knot. jnariottesviUe. Va., May 22. The presiaeni ana Mrs. Roosevelt and their on Archie, left Pine Knot immediately after luncheon this afternoon and will take the train for Washington at North Garden shortly before 4 o'clock, reach ing the capital at 8:45 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Hazelrlgg's Good Work. Evangelist Clara H. Hazelrigg return ed today from Lenora, Kansas, where (he has been holding a revival meeting. On Sunday evening last all financial ob llgat.ons against the new Christian church building In that city were lifted and the beautiful house dedicated free from debt. Mrs. Hazelrigg was assisted by Miss Mabel Ridenour who conducted the music for the meet ing and for the dedicatory services Mrs Hazelrigg and Miss Ridenour leave thii week for Waterville, Kansas, where they will be engaged during June In a re Tlval meeting. Wenthor Is Still Warm. The moving condition of the atmos phere today Is chaiacterlzed by the weather department as a breeze not withstanding the fact that its velocity is recorded at 25 miles an hour. There is plenty of heat mingled with the wind and sunshine and all in all the day is anything but comfortable. The weather condition over the state Is fair and the prediction Is made that, the warm weather of today will con tinue tonight and tomorrow. The temperatures today were- 7 o'clock 6911 o'clock . 81 8 o'clock 73112 o'clock 83 t o'clock 771 1 o'clock 84 10 o'clock 80 2 o'clock 86, WAS CRl'SHED TO DEATH. Sad Ending of Austin Doty, Wltli Fisher's Show, at Beloit. Beloit, May Z2. Austin Doty, a young man probably about 21 or 22 years of age, a member of Col. Fish er s Big City shows, which arrived in BeloU at noon Tuesday, was the vic tim of an accident, shortly after its arrival, which resulted in his death but a short time afterward. Toung Doty was assisting and was between two of the cars when one was being pushed up to the other. For some unexplafnable reason he failed to step out of the way in time and was crushed to death. THE WHEAT DAMAGE. Mr. Smiley Places It at From Ten to Sixty Per Cent. The report of E. J. Smiley, secretary of the Kansas Grain Dealers' associa tion, issued to members of the associa tion gives the estimated damage to the wheat crop at from 10 to 60 per cent. The report Is made from information furnished by over 300 correspondents. The damage to the oats crop, ac cording to this report, is from 15 to 80 per cent, and in many counties it is a complete failure. Green bues and dry weather are responsible. The heaviest damage to the wheat is reported in the central and southern parts of the state. In Cowley county It is saia 10 De eu per cent: Barber. 50 per cent: Barton, 50; Cherokee, 50; Coffee. 50; Chautauqua. 50 per cent. The greatest damage is in Sumner county, where It is said to be 70 .per cent. The losses in all the other coun ties in central and southern Kansas, as reported, are from 10 per cent to 30 per cent. In Decatur. Lane and Wash ington counties no loss is reported. Northern Kansas appears affected only irom iu tc 20 per cent, due principally to ary weatner. rrne damage in west ern Kansas is about the same. The worst damage from green bugs ap pears to be in central Kansas. They are aiso invaaing tne northern coun ties. HUGHES' BILL PASSES., Utilities Measure Will Xow Mayor McCleUan. Go to Albany, N. T., May 22. The senate this afternoon passed the so-called pub lic utilities bill by a vote of 41 to 6, after the defeat of several amendments pro posed by Democrats senators. A little later the assembly voted con currence in the measure. This bill is one of Governor Hughes' measures. It creates commission, the members of which shall b appointed by the gover nor with powers to supervise and regu late the operation of public corporations both In the city and state of New Tork and. separate bodies for each. In the city of New Tork the commis sion supersedes the old Rapid Transit commission, appointment to which was by the mayor and for the reason that in this respect it touches the New Tork City government, it must before It be comes a law, be submitted for the mayor's approval. It is anticipated that Mayor McCleUan will withhold his ap proval but as only a majority "Vote Is required to pass a measure over the mayoralty veto and as it Is in all re spects an administrative measure it can not fail to become a law. NEW K. OF P. OFFICERS. Xext Meeting of the Grand Lodge Will Be Held at Independence. Wichita, Kan., May .22. Independ ence was selected for the next meeting of the grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias. The annual meeting of the grand lodge adjourned here thie after noon. The following are the officers for the ensuing year: Sam Garett. of Leavenworth, grand chancellor; Ben E. Rivley. of Kansas City. Kan., vice chancellor; R. V. Brokaw. of Hiawatha, grand prelate; Gus J. Neiburt, re-elected grand keep er of records and seal: A. C. Jobes, of Wichita, G. M. of E. ; W. V. Harper, of Galena, G. M. at Arms; Charles Lit tle, of Scranton, grand inner guard; R. L. Barrick, of Sallna, grand outer guard: for supreme representative, W. J. Duvall to succeed himself, and George M. Culver, of Concordia, to succeed W. A. S. Bird. NOT ONE IS OVERLOOKED. Every County Touched by a Railroad Gets Increased Assessment. According to figures given out today by the state auditor, the total valua tion of the railroads of Kansas, as fixed by the state board of railroad as sessors, is $69,214,84o.- as compared with $61,431,666 in 1906. Every county in the state is given an increase on Its railroad valuation. In Wyandotte county, which has the largest valuation in the state, the in crease amounts to over half a million dollars. There are five counties which re port no railroad property whatever. These counties are Grant, Haskell, Morton, Stanton and Stevens. DROUTH IN KANSAS. Causes Wheat to Set a New Record In Chicago. High Chicago. May 22. The wheat mar ket set a new high record for the crop today. July options advanced to 102, September to 104 and De cember to 105. The pit was a close ly packed mass of excited brokers and the volume of business was large. Con tinued absence of rain In Kansas, coupled with an advance at Liverpool, were factors In the higher prices. The close found prices practically unchanged from yesterday but feeling was nervous. Prices fluctuated vio lently throughout the session. Colonel Bryan Entertains. Lincoln, Neb., May 22. George Fred Williams of Massachusetts and Senator Pettigrew and wife of South Dakota, were guests of William J. Bryan today. Mr. Bryan says the visits are purely social and not of any political significance. WRECKEDA FLYER Somebody Removed the Fish Plates and Bolts. Then Pulled Rails Apart With Wire When Train Came. ONE MAN WAS KILLED. Twenty-Two Persons Injured, Three Probably Fatally. Cars Rolled Off a Trestle and Dropped 16 Feet. Los Angeles, Cal., May 22. Train No. 2, one of the Southern Pacific coast flyers, due at 9 o'clock last night, was wrecked at West Glenndale, ten miles north of here, at 12:30 o'clock this morning. The wreck was the deliber ate work of train wreckers. One man was killed and 22 persons Injured, three probably fatally. In accomplishing the wreck of the train which was the shore line limited, a develish ingenuity had been exercised. At a point on a trestle over the Arroya Seco, the fish plates and bolts of two connecting rails on the southbound track had been removed and In the apertures whence the bolts were taken strands of heavy wire were fastened at the end of each rail. From the ap pearance of the track after the wreck it was evident that some person hidden on a hillside close to the trestle had pulled the wire as the train approach ed and spread the rails out toward the edge of the trestle. The train, three hours late, was trav eling at 35 or 40 miles an hour. The engine wheels were first to leave the rails and the engine took to the ties, traveling nearly 100 yards before it was brought to a standstill. The ten der, diner, two Pullmans, the Buffet, mail and baggage cars plunged over the edge of the trestle, falling a dis tance of 16 feet. The buffet car, the express car and one of the Pullmans were turned upside down and the oth ers landed on their sides. All were badly crushed and splintered. The man killed was T. J. McMahon, of Santa Barbara, a member of the Electrical Workers' union. He is be lieved to have been stealing a ride on the baggage car and had as his com panion, Frank Naylor, a 15-year-old boy from Santa Barbara, who was fa tally injured. Among the others Injured were: T. H. Toung, Oakland, porter; cut about head; hip dislocated. Mrs. Shidlea, Los Angeles, Injured In ternally: will probably die. Mrs. Rose Fetterman, Cleveland, arm broken, lacerations of scalp and head, Internal Injuries; probably will die. Miss Fern Opdyke, Pittsburg, Fa., in jured internally, scalp cut. A. G. Toung, Marshall, Mo., cut about head and face, arm broken. V. S. Stitt, Los Angeles, scalp cut, internal Injuries. William Love. Pullman porter, face cut, injured Internally; will probably die. C. H. Robbins. Loa Angeles, head cut. Injured internally. And a. number of others slightly cut and bruised. Two Pullmans and tne ODservation car remained on the track. The fall crushed and damaged several of the cars ar. 1 It was in the grinding crash that the passengers were hurt. As soon as possible the uninjured trainmen and passengers scrambled down the steep bank to the overturn ed cars. Through broken windows and doors forced with axes wielded from within and without, the fright ened passengers emerged, while from the darkened interiors came the groans and cries of the injured. News of the w reck was received in this city shortly after it occurred and a relief train carrying several physicians start ed for the scene. - With the aid of lanterns the train men made an examination of the track In order to determine if possible the reason of the derailment Under the first coach, which remained on the track, was found the loosened rails with the wires securely fastened through the bolt holes and the ends uniting in a single strand that led into the brush on the hillside. The engine crew, consisting of En gineer Charles Mct airii T ,U ' W W McGregor, remained aboard the enelne and escaped uninjured. Con duct"? Blushington and Brakeman Higgins were also among those who eSheedinjured were brought to this eltv shortly after 3 o'clock on train ZrJ 1 -Coaster." which followed the' wrecked train. - of flees In this city notices were posted ?eS fr offering $10,000 for the ,r! conviction of the party or parties who were responsible for the ZrnU The officials announced that v. .3 .law -whatever. lni?. ivederick W. Schoff of Phila- of the mothers' con gress which recently adjourned in this city, was a passenger on the wreed train with Mrs. Edwin C. Grice. of Phil adelphia, who also had been a delegate to the congress. Both were taken to the hotel Besides being badly shaken up Mrs. Schoff and Mrs. Grice are repoi ieu uninjured. VM. TAYLOR HURT. His Right Arm Broken While Trying 1 to "Crank." AutomoDiie. William Taylor, who has a garage and automobile house on East Seventh street had his right arm broken Tues day In a peculiar manner. Mr. Taylor was about to leave his place of business in his car and he attempted to start the engine in the usual way. It did not start readily and the crank slipped out of his hand and struck him with great force, shattering both bones of his right arm between the wrist and elbow. The broken bones were set at once and he was taken to his home at 521 West Tenth avenue, where he Is suffering great pain. It will be over a month before he Is able to use his arm. Call For Bank Statement. "Washington, May 22. The comp troller of the currency today issued a call for a statement of the condition of national banks at the close of busi ness on Monday. May 20. SELL IS HAPFV NOW. To Be Examined at the Druggist Con ventlon for a License. Kansas City, Kan., May- 22. "Ev erybody has treated mt so well I can' help being happy." J Willie Sell, now W. B. Sell of Nor tonvllle, Kan., was the speaker. He was pardoned from tne 'Kansas state prison recently and la attending the meeting of the Kansas, Pharmaceutical association. He occupied- a., front seat at both sessions yesterday -and listened intently to the speakers. While he had years of experience lni'fllling' prescrip tions at the penitentiary he must pass the state examination' before he can engage in the drug business. He will take this examination, today. LYNCHED A WOMAN. Georgia Slob Almost Wiped Out a Ne gro Family. fteiasvnie, ua., .May zz. Two ne groes lynched and four other persons dead and six others injured Is the.net result of an attempted criminal assault last night on Mrs. Laura Moore, white. a widow, about six miles from here, by v lem -aaget, a negro. i-aagei ana a negro woman were lynched, and the death or int ii rv of the others followed the efforts of a posse to capture Padget. News of the at tempted assault aroused the citizens, who Immediately went to' the home of tne negro's father. . He assured the crowd that his son was not within the nouse and invited the- posse to search for themselves. As the posse approached the house Flem Padget fired on the crowd, kill ing a white man named ; Hare and wounding four others. The crowd fired a volley into the house, killing the old negro Padget and two of his daugh ters, ana wounaing two or his sons, oris of whom was Flem Padget, the man wanted. After the cooler heads had left the scene of the killing the hot-headed ele ment employed a young, man to take Padget's wife and Floy. Padget, who was shot through -the lungs, to Reid- vuie jan, put later the party followed iju. me prisoners rrom the young man in cnarge ana riaaied them with buckshot. It Is stated that a crowd of about 300 started for-Reidville to force the jail and lynch the other Pad get boy, who had been taken there by HE SAW THEM SHOOT Mexican Editor Testifies That Negro Soldiers Did Brownsville Killing. . ' " Washington, May .22. Pauline S Preciado, editor of a Mexican newspa per in Brownsville. Tex., and an eye witness to' the shooting of Frank Natous. the only maji-Jfcilled In the shooting there last Avgust, was on the stand before the -senate committee on military affairs. When the shooting began Preciado was sitting in the court in the rear of Tillman's saloon. According to his story, a man named Crixell, who runs -a saloon across the street from Tillman's place, rushed In" exctteaiy ana reported that the "ne groes were out." rne aoors of 'lillman s saloon were immediately closed and barred and Natous, the bartender, started across the court to bar the gate, which con nected the court with the alley. Pre ciado followed, but before he had emerged from the . saloon into the court he saw five negro soldiers in uniform enter the gate. They fired several shots and Natous threw up his arms ana ten on nis back, dead. An other bullet grazed Preciado's hand and it bled profusely. Still another bullet passed through Preciado's coat and vest near the left breast pocket and broke nis glasses, which were in a case in the pocket. The men Immediately ran down the alley, shooting as they went. He swore positively that the men were negro soldiers. SMILES AT SENTENCE. Alleged Nephew of Rose Eytlnge Con victed of 3Iurder. Phoenix, A. T., May 22. Louis V. Eytinge, who claims to be a nephew of the famous actress, Rose Eytinge, was found guilty of the murder of John Leight, of Sh-boygan, Wis., and will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Eytinge received tne verdict un moved and smiled as the foreman read the findings of the jury. Eytinge and Leight came to Phoe nix together several months ago. They were both suffering from lung trouble and while bound for Arizona had become acquainted. March 17 they took a ride together into the desert. Leight's body was found later in an unfrequented spot and at the in quest it developed that he had been poisoned. All his money and valua bles had disappeared. A month later Eytinge was appre hended in San Francisco. A SECOND JOHNSTOWN. Bursting Reservoir Floods Utah Town of 2,000 People. Salt Lake City, May 22. The burst ing of the water reservoir at Payson, a town of about 2,000 inhabitants 36 miles south of Salt Lake City, flooded the town and did great' damage. Crops are ruined, stocks of goods are water soak ed, and farmers lost heavily in the drowning of live stock. The bursting of the reservoir was caused by the rapid melting of snow In the mountains, the small streams swell ing to many times their natural size. HEGEMAN IS INDICTED. President of Metropolitan Charged With Forgery and Perjury. New Tork, May 22. Ten. indict ments, three charging perjury and sev en forgery, were found by the grand Jury against John R. Hegeman, presi dent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance company, of this city. The charges grew out of the year- end statements of the company, where it is alleged that items were improperly I charged oft. 1 NOW LINING UP. GOrernor Contest ' Is Already Being Sharply Defined. Stubbs and Fitzgerald the Center of Attraction. FORMER IS SATISFIED. Conditions Most Favorable to Kansas Political Future. ' People Want Certain Things Don't Care Where'Come From., Indications are nowdays that the fight for the Republican nomination for governor will be between W. R. Stubbs and W. J. Fitzgerald, with pos sibly one or two others trailing. The "machine" crowd has about concluded that It will have to take up with W. J. Fitzgerald. Some of the machine will not stand for this, and will go into the Grant Hornaday camp. Hornaday is likely to have some support in the Second and Third districts, but that will about end it. He can gain nothing from either Stubbs or Fitzgerald. It is likely, however, that Hornaday will have enough votes to make him formidable to either of the other can didates in case he decides to "throw" his strength. According to the "machine It will be Fitzgerald against the field. The conservative machine men, who want to see a decent government, not domi nated by railroads, but who dislike Stubbs and the Stubbs crowd, will get behind Fitzgerald. The Stubbs stock is gradually crawling up, and everything now in-dicates.-that he will get the support of the square - deal crowd. He is not hunting for that support, however. Stubbs would rather stay back and take his chances in the senatorial race. Mr. Stubbs Is In town today at tending the state bankers' convention. In speaking of political conditions he said: "Some people are disposed to regard the urestnt trend of political events as Indicating that the Square Deal movement is having its issues stolen away from it. I look upon the pres ent conditions as most encouraging to the political future of Kansas. The people want certain things, and they don't care who gives them those things. The old machine crowd has been forced by public opinion to come out in favor of the things which the Square Dealers have stood for from the outset. There are plenty of good men for the office of governor. I am for any man who stays by the prin ciples for which we are fighting. I am for a man who is against machine politics, and agarnst railroad control of politics. There are a number of good men Davidson, Stanhard, Ham, and others I might mention who have stood for these principles consistent ly-" . J. W. Berryman. of Clark county. who. it has been claimed, is not in full sympathy with the Stubbs plan of campaign and has been sulking In his tent since Stubbs refused to accept the compromise primary bill, is also in Topeka. Mr. Berryman says: "I. am . paying no attention to pon tics. I am - too busy.' Personally, I stand exactly where I have stood all the time. ,; I believe In the things which the Square Dealers believe In. I have been Invited to some of their meetings, but have been too busy to attend. I am paying very little attention to poll- tics. It does not pay. 'mere is some talk about my being a candidate for the state senate in our district, but I am not sure that I will consent to run." . . - George W. Plumb of Emporia, Lyons county, is a sanguine Stubbs' man. He says: "The state will be for Stubbs if his candidacy is handled right. Stubbs is the logical man for the place, and the people of the state are for him. Nothing can beat him. But his cam paign will have to be handled properly to enable him to get before the people in the right way." Thomas M. potter or eaDoay, one of the old time boss busters, said to day: "I don't care to go into a dis cussion of who should be nominated for governor, but this is certain, that unless the KepuDiican parry in ooin state and nation does what the public wants done, the voters will elect some other candidates." James W. Johnson of Hamilton, Greenwood county, one of the promi nent politicians and stockmen of the Fourth district, who is also owner of a bank at Madison, and is not consid ered a friend of the "square deal" crowd, says: "I am not out after any office, and consequently when I say that I do not believe the primary election law is a good thing, I can not be accused of personal bias. I am opposed to the nrimarv. and I do not think it will be adopted In Kansas. We can get bet ter results irom a convention system. Concerning the coming campaign, I believe that the people will elect good irion to office. The people or tnis siate want good men. not grafters or tools. But I do not believe that the way to get good men is to make a spilt in tne party. We can nominate a gooa ticket ourselves without the Interference of a factional fight. A factional fight Is hound to leave one siae or tne otner with sore spots. FOR HUSBAND'S DEATH. Fort Scott Jury Awards Mrs. I ford $2,000 Against the Frisco. rr Cnntt T-Tan.. Mav 22. After being in the' jury room about two hours the jury in the suit or Mrs. tiora gainst the Frisco raiiroaa company ior 1 1-. 1 1 1 iwi ' " -- v - - - - band, who was killed while acting as l engineer ior me company, we jury ..,.nQH irerrtlrt nllowinsr her the full sum asked for, which was $2,000. Mr. Hord was Kiiieu wniie running switch engine in the Frisco yards ear the north Junction several years ' uia onn t-Vi n waa rirtinor on thp HgU, ilia ' - - r-, engine at the time of the accident, also ;celved wounas irom wnicn ne aiea tow hours later, but that was not brought out in the suit. -. Weather Indications. Chicago. May zz. -Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Thursday; warmer tonight. THAT LIGHTING PROPOSITION. The proposition of the Edison com pany to light the city of Topeka at an unexpectedly low price is being re ceived with more or less favor in many quarters. But this is a question that ' should not be touched upon lightly. It is a problem that is sur rounded by an array of figures that would coiifuse any ordinary man. The friends of the proposition should not overreach themselves. They do not scruple to attack the entire system of municipal ownership. They assert boldly that the Topeka plant has been a failure from start to finish; they even quote the false and misleading statement that the city has paid J93 per lamp for lighting the city; they say that the city plant is mismanaged and that it can not be conducted properly so long as it is operated by the city. Prof. R. W. Freeman, who made a careful study of the Topeka situation, says that It will cost about $53 per lamp to light the city, allowing for Interest and depreciation. A book by Edward W. Bemis, published in 1899, gave the cost of the street lights in Topeka as $41.48 per lamp, not allow ing for interest and depreciation, and figuring these in with 5 per cent each for depreciation and interest he places the cost at $59.73. Conditions have changed since then and with up to date machinery elec tricity may be furnished much cheap er. At that time, however, there was not a single municipality lighted by private contract which got its lights as cheaply. The minimum was about $70 and the maximum $138 per lamp in cities about the size of Topeka. Topeka has an investment of $80, 000 in its lighting system. It has saved a large share of this by oper ating its own lights, as when the plant was built In 1887 the lowest bid for lighting the streets was $120 per lamp. But even then can the city afford to throw away its lighting system and place Itself at the mercy of a corpora tion which in ten years, the life of the proposed contract, will be In a position to dictate terms? The city council should take no rash steps. The city should be able to do Its lighting cheaper than any corporation which necessarily must figure interest on its bonds, taxes and profits to the stockholders in making its contracts. The people voted decisively years ago that the municipality should do Its own street lighting. If the plan which has since been in use is to be discarded it should be with the con sent of the people. Submit the propo sition to the voters and see what they say about it. . If they want to abandon the lighting of the streets, all right. But until an expression is received from them direct the city council should think well what it is doing. SENT UP FOR 50 YEARS. Punishment Meted Out to Corporal Knowles for Blacklin Assault. San Antonio, Tex., May 22. The sen fence fixed by the courtmartlal In the case of Corporal E. L. Knowles of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, recently tried for having assaulted Captain Edgar A. Macklln of the same regiment while the regiment was stationed at on neno, Ok. last recember, is fifty years at hard labor in the penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. It was approved by General Albert L. Meyer, command ing the department of Texas. The court found Knowles guilty on two specifications, assault and battery with intent to kill and assault with in tent to commit robbery. The sentence named is only two years less than the maximum penalty which could have been assessed. Knowles' Crime. A masked negro shot Captain Edgar Macklin, Company C, Twenty-fifth In fantry, the night of December 21, at Fort Reno. Captain Macklln was shot in the jaw and In the abdomen. The assassin knocked at the rear door - of Captain Macklin's quarters as he and his family were sitting down to their evening meaL Captain Macklln went to the door and was shot. Corporal Knowles, Company A, Twenty-fifth Infantry, was arrested at Fort Reno January 7 on a charge of shooting Captain Macklin. A blood stained khaki blouse with Knowles' initials on it was found near the post. There was a bullet hole through the sleeve corre sponding to a bullet wound In Knowles' arm. Three shots were fired at Mack lin, but only two took effect, and it was believed that the third, by accident, en tered the negro's arm. Captain Edgar A. Macklln saw ser vice in the Philippines and was one of the officers who served under General Jacob Smith In the first campaign against the natives in Samar. Macklin was the officer of the day at Fort Brown the night of the Brownsville riot which caused the discharge of the three negro companies. Of the officers of the battalion Captain Macklin and Major Penrose were ordered tried by court martial and both were acquitted. - Captain Macklin is a son of Colonel J. E. Macklin of the Fourth United States Infantry, who was recently retired as a brigadier general. Captain Macklin at tended the Leavenworth high school. He enlisted as a private In the Fifth United States artillery and served as a corporal and sergeant before his term of enlistment expired. He took his ex amination for a commission at Fort Leavenworth with a large class of ap plicants In 1898 and secured a commis sion. He passed his examination for promotion to captain at Leavenworth In September, 1904. Captain Macklin's family consists of a wife and one child, a boy, 7 years old. Mrs. Macklin Is a daughter of Bishop Atwell of Kansas City. - - . WITH MISSOURI BANKERS. Treasurer Treat Is Guest of Honor at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., May 22. Charles H. Treat, treasurer of the United States, was the guest of honor of the Missouri Bankers' association which met here today In annual session, and tomorrow he will address the dele gates. . ., . . . . . IT IV A SJFRIG 1 1 TF U L Explosion in a United Bail way Station in San Francisco. Current of 13,200 Tolts Switch ed Onto Trolley Wire. PUT OUT OF BUSINESS. All Lines North of Market Street Disabled. Switchboard Was Burned Out With Brilliant Display. San Francisco. Cal.. Mir 22. All of the united trolley lines north of Mar ket street were put out of commission last night by miscreants who man aged by means of a wire or chain to connect a high power transmission wire with the trolley wire on Church street between Fifteenth and Six teenth streets. The Instant effect of diverting the 13,200 volts of electrical current to the trolley wire was a frightful explosion in the Turk and Filimore substation. The switchboard, which is connect ed with all of the trolley lines oper ated by the company north of Mar ket street burned out and the at tending electrical display struck con sternation and fear to the hearts of hundreds of people In the neighbor hood. It is remarkable that the trouble was not attended by loss of life. The cars may not run until tomorrow as it will take some time to get the wires in working order. COMMENCEMENT AT K. U. General Invitation to Alumni and Others to Attend June 5. Lawrence, Kan., May 22. This year the university discontinues a practice of long standing by not sending out Indi vidual Invitations to the commence exercises. In a word, the abandonment of the individual Invitation has been suggested, not by the desire on the part of the university to restrict Its hospi tality on commencement day within closer limits, but rather by the desire to enlarge the range of that hospitality in the utmost measure possible. The am ple size of the auditorium In Robinson gymnasium renders it possible to hope that this year room may be found for all citizens of the state, as well as for all other friends of the university, whose interest in tne institution mayurge them to attend commencement, and whose situation make attendance possible, ir is with pleasure, therefore ' that- the University of Kansas extends a general Invitation to its friends, both alumni and others, to be present at the com mencement exercises that will be held in the new Robinson gymnasium Wed nesday, June 5. The following is the program for the commencement exercises at the State university: WEDNESDAY, MAT 29. Annual concert of the Department of Music, School of Fine Arts. Fraser Hall, 8:00 p. m. - SUNDAY, -JUNE 2. Baccalaureate sermon, "Abraham Lincoln, the Scholar," John Heyl Vin cent, D. D., bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church. Robinson gymnasium, 8:00 p. m. MONDAY, JUNE 3. Organ recital, Charles Sanford Skil ton, dean of the School of Fine Arts. Fraser hall, 10:00 a. m. Baseball game. University of Kansas vs. St. Marys college. McCook field, 4:00 p. m. . Phi Beta Kappa address, "Goethe and Self Culture," Max Winkler, Ph. D., professor of German language and liter ature. University of Michigan. Fraser hall, 8:00 p. m. TUESDAY, JUNE 4. Class day exercises of the class of 1907: Class breakfast and ceremonies university campus, 7:30 to 10:30 a. m. Meeting of the board of regents Chan cellor's office, 9:00 a. m. Alumni address, "Higher Education in Business Pursuits," John Adams Pres cott, A. B. '88. Fraser hall, 10;30 a. m. Class luncheons, university campus. 12 o'clock. (Picnic lunches will be on sale at the university.) Class reunions and business meeting. following the class luncheons. Senior Alumni ceremonies: Farce end induction exercises. Marvin Grove, 2:00 p. m. Baseball game, Alumni vs. Seniors. McCook Field, 4:00 p. m. Reception by Chancellor and Mrs. Strong, Snow hall, 8:00 p. m. Annual meeting of the Alumni as sociation. Snow hall, 9:00 p. m. (Ad mission by ticket.) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5. Commencement exercises, Robinson gymnasium, 10:00 a. m. Address, "Public Virtue and Politics," Jonathan Prentiss Dolllver, LL. D.. United States senator from Iowa. Conferring - of degrees. Chancellor Strong. Music by university orchestra. . University dinner, Robinson gymnas ium, 1:00 p. m. (Admission by ticket.) GOULDS TO BE CALLED. They Must Tell What They About Detective Bureau. Know New York, May 22. -Police Com missioner Bingham will issue sub poenas today for all persons to ap pear at headquarters who may be able to throw any light on the part played by the detective bureau In the affairs of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gould. Among tnose wno win De caned to appear are Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gould. Delancy Nicoll, Gould's- counsel; Clarence J. Shearn, Mrs. Gould's counsel; Edward Sholes, the circus man, and "Big" Hawley, who, Mrs. Gould charges in the complaint in the separation suit she has brought, was employed In the case. , Two Steamers Burn. Gallipolls, O., - May 22. hTe Ohio river packet Chevalier and transfer steamer City of Putlngton were burn-' ed to the water's edge near Hunting ton early today. The crews narrowljr escaped. .