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EVERYBODY 16 PAGES EVERYBODY T 16 PAGES t NEEDS IT. READS IT. SxlTURDAY EVENING: " TOPEKA, KANSAS, MAY 25, 1907. SATURDAY EVENING. V t.acjt "EDITION. FIVE CENTS. , 1111 V &1ULVANEJS FINED Refused to Give Deposition in Uncle Sam Case. Didn't Obey Subpoena and Was . Then Arrested. WOULDN'T BE SWOIiX Justice of the Peace Then Im posed the Fine. Claimed Had No Bight to Take His Deposition. Effort Beinsc Made to Prove Standard Oil Conspiracy. t. -,-Mnr.ed sensation deielopea. An unexpected in the T-nrle Sam Oil company investi gation today. D. W. Mulvane, Repub- I t ; . natinnn committeeman against ! whom H. H. Tucker has made some startling revelations concerning tne stopping of a fraud order was sub- j poened to give his deposition Derore . Justice of the Peace A. J. Boiinger. Mulvane refused to present himself for examination. He was arrested this mornlne bv Deputy Sheriff Ward and taken to the office of Capt. J. G. Wat- j -. wh-o tho rienositions were to be ' taken. Frank Monett of Ohio and Capt. Waters were acting as attorneys for Tucker. D. V. Mulvane Fined Today for Re filing to Give Deposition. "I refuse to be sworn," said Mr. Mul vane. "or to testify in this case." "You are fined five dollars, and will stand committed until the fine is paid." was the reply of the justice of the peace. "I will neither pay the fine nor tes tify," said Mr. Mulvane as he left the office in the company of the officer. Mr. Mulvane said this afternoon in speaking of the case: "I am willing and anxious to tell my story, before the court in Leavenworth on June 3, but I do not think that I am obliged to go before a Justice and give a deposition. That's my position in the matter, and if I am right, then Mr. Boiinger had no authority to impose a fine of $5 upon me for refusing to testify. If I am wrong, then I sup pose he can collect the fine. "I don't know what matters they de sired to go into in this proposed inves tigation today, but if it pertained to the stories given out by Tucker con cerning me. I will say that I am willing to state the facts about those reports before , the court. Any deposition I might give at this time might not be presented at the time of the trial. I don't know what use might be made of it. I don't know why it was desired by the attorneys for the other side to take tne deposition at this time." Mr. Mulvane said that he was not acquainted with Frank Monett of Ohio, and did not know whether he was the one who was trying to have the deposi tion taken. "I don't care to Indulge in anv criti cisms of a brother attorney," was Mr. Mulvane's comment. Hite Can't Be Found. Subpoenas were issued for Mr. Mulvane and D. R. Hite yesterday as th-? defense claim that they will be able by their testimony to show that a conspiracy exists for the purpose of -wrecking the Uncle Sam Oil Refinery company. No attention -was paid to the subpoenas by either of them and this morning attachments were placed In the hands of Deputy Sheriff Ward who was unable to locate Mr. Hite as It is said that he has been called out of th-2 city on business. Mr. Mulvane was found bv the of ficer and the scene in court this morn ing resulting in the fine for contempt was the sequel. The defense claim that they are able to prove that a conspiracy exists backed by the Stand ard Oil company to have a receiver appointed for their company and eventually ruin it. W. F. Rightmire was called and re fused to testify, stating that he claim ed exemption as he is one of the at torneys who is to appear in the trial of the case and that the trial will be held within 100 miles. of this city. Slonecker Standard Oil Attorney. Among the witnesses called ' at the hearing was J. G. Slonecker. referee in bankruptcy, who was subpoenaed by Mr. Tucker's attorneys, who are seek ing to head off an attempt to throw the Uncle Sam company into the bankrupt cy court, presided over by Referee Slon ecker. "Have you ever been retained or re ceived fees from the Standard Oil com pany?" as-ked Mr. Monnett of Referee Slonecker. . .- . . "I presume that I have."' replied the witness, "at any rate I have received fees from 26 Broadway, New York, which Is said to be Standard Oil head quarters." "Do you know who sent this money to you. or what his name Is?" "Towle, if I remember correctly." re plied the witness. "He is the representative of the Standard Oil Interests and ia known as their tax commissioner is he not?" "Well, I don't know what his duties are, but I have always understood that he represents the Standard Oil Inter ests." "For what were you paid this mon- fli . ey, Mr. Slonecker?" "As their attorney in matters per taining to their interests in Kansas." When was this time that you are referring to, in particular?" "It was in 1905 or 1906, to the best" of my recollection." "Can you recall the class of work that you did for them at that time?" asked Mr. Monnett. "Yes. sir. I was employed by Mr. Towle to write an opinion on the val idity of the refinery' bill which was then pending and I also' rendered ser vices in connection with the maximum freight rate law." "Have you received fees during the past two years from this source, or since you have been the referee in bankruptcy other than in the cases mentioned?" asked Mr. Monnett. "Yes. 1 think that I have." "Have you received fees within the past two or three months?" "I refuse to answer that question." "Do you now receive a retainer fee from the Standard Oil company?" "I refuse to answer that question." "That is all that we -desire to show by your testimony at this time," said Mr. Monnett. This testimony was brought out by the attorneys for the Uncle Sam com pany who fear that their case may be thrown into the bankruptcy court and a hearing held before Referee Slonecker whom they claim should be ,,oA frnrr, trcinir th rase. Assistant unitea Biaies Aituruejf west testified that all or. tne com- plaints for discriminations, rebates and other act CIS in vioiaiiuii ui i which have been reported to mm Dy tio c-nvernment secret service men were against the Uncle Sam company. in gt. Louis, however, wnicn is in inm district. 137 indictments nave Deen r.tiirnnii against the Standard Oil company on similar charges to those made against tne maepenaeni com r,aTIV in this territory "We expect to be able to show in the hearing or this case, said Mr. Tucker, "that the stanaara mi com pany has set about to wreck the Uncle Sam Oil Refinery company which is the only competition that they have in this territory. To en compass their ends the aid of men who are in the employ of the federal government and drawing salaries as such has been sought and gained. "I was told that there was a way wherebv a fraud order against my company could be averted and I want to bring this matter out at this hear ing if possible and that is the reason Mr. Mulvane and Mr. Hite were sub poenaed." BIG FIROt WETN10RE. Brlesner Block Destroyed With a Loss of $15,000. Wetmore. Kan., May 25. Fire, which started this morning at 4:30 o'clock, I ractically destroyed the Briesner block, which is one of the largest buildings in the town, and entailed a loss of about $15,000, which is partially covered by insurance. It is believed that the fire was of incendiary origin. It started in a rear room of the office suite of Dr. B. F. Skinner, where nothing of an inflam mable character was kept, and within a few minutes after it had been discov ered it had spread throughout the building. Only heroic efforts on - the part of the citizens of the town who turned out en masse to fight the flames prevented the fire from- ppreading to the north and it took all sorts of hard work to prevent the destruction of the home of Dr. J. W. Graham, which ad joins it on the north. One of the institutions to be de stroyed by the fire was the plant of the Wetmore Spectator. the local paper and of which W. F. Curentine is edi tor. Mr. Curentine saved nothing but his subscription list. He was the only tenant of the building who could ill afford to meet the loss inflicted by the fire, but the citizens of the town have already come to his. aid in a liberal manner and the publication of the pa per will not be interfered with. Among the others who suffered by the fire, the losses of most of whom will be covered by insurance, are A. D. Rosser, druggist, L. M. Wells, confec tioner. Graham & Graham, physicians. Dr. B. F. Skinner, Robert Munson, barber, and J. G. Bristow, insurance agent. x SLOWLY SINKING. Mrs. McKlnley's Condition Favorable Today. Is Less " Canton. O.. May 25. After a morning call at the McKinJey home preceding a conference with Dr. Rixley, Dr. O. E. Forteman said Mrs. McKiniey Is not so well, that all change in her condi tion since early morning has been un favorable and that Dr. Rixey will abandon his plan to return to Wash ington tonight unless the day's devel opments are much more satisfactory. At 10:15 o'clock Rev. Dr. Buxton, pastor of the First M.- E. church, of which Mrs. McKiniey is 1 .a member, came from the McKiniey home. He said he found the symptoms of the patient alarming. Mrs. McKiniey is gradually sinking and he believes , She can not possibly survive. Shortly after 11 o'clock the following bulletin was issue at the McKiniey home by Drs.' Portemann, Eyman and Rixey: "The doctors report Mrs. McKinley's condition is less favorable. " She takes less nourishment and what is taken by the mouth is administered with In creasing difficulty. "She does not suffer pain and seems to rest as comfortably as possible. "The hoped for improvement can scarcely be expected." It Is said, however, that there are no indications of immediate dissolution. Still Warm But No Rain. Weather Observer Jennings realizes that he has made himself mighty un popular over the state by permitting the threatening weather of yesterday to get away without a good general rain, but he is used to much com plaint about the weather conditions. With the disappearance of the "low" which hung: over the state all chances for a soaking rain have disappeared for the time being. Tomorrow there will be a marked drop in the tempera ture which will help some even though it will not add moisture to the ground. There is a light wind blow ing from the southwest this afternoon at the rate of 16 miles an hour. . The temperatures for today were: 7 o'clock 64!11 o'clock 74 8 o'clock .67112 o'clock 77 9 o'clock .691 1 o'clock. .... ; 79 10 o'clock. .... .72 2 o'clock. 80 Home grown sweet peas by thousands. $1.00 per hundred Hayes', 107 West Eighth. the at ONLY FIVE LEFT. Challenges in Haywood Case Are Nearing the End. The Prosecution Has Two and the Defense Has Three. STATE PASSES JUROR After He Had Declared Oppo sition to Capital Punishment. later It lVas Developed That He Excepted Anarchists. Boise, Idaho, May 25. Two tales men qualified as Jurors and the four teenth and fifteenth peremptory chal lenges were expended at the Steunen berg murder trial this morning. The state has but two peremptory chal lenges left and the defense only three more, so that the completion of jury building is finally in sight. Talesman Finley McBean, who qual ified to the satisfaction of the state jate yesterday afternoon was not long In passing muster to the satisfaction of the defense. As soon as it passed McBean, the defense challenged Juror John Whltlock of chair No. 6. and the filling of the vacancy created one of the -most remarkable discussions of the entire Jury quest. After two tales men had been dismissed for bias be couse of fixed opinions, J. E. Tour tellotte, architect of Boise, was called. Under examination by Senator Borah, he said that he was opposed to capital punishment, but regardless of this he was passed. Clarence Darrow. who examined Tourtellotte for the defense, went di rectly to the attitude of the talesman on capital punishment. Tourtellotte declared that he could only justify capital punishment in time of war and when society must protect itself from organizations seeking its destruction. It developed that he referred to an archists in the latter connection and Tourtellotte said that he was prepared to hang an anarchist on sight. Other than in war and anarchy, society had no right, he thought, to take human life; no right to take anything that it could not give. Mr. Darrow made sure that the talesman did not mean the Western Federation of Miners when he refer red to organizations that made war on society, and after a conference with his colleagues suddenly announced that the defense passed Tourtellotte. As the latter clearly disqualified him self for jury duty by his attitude to ward capital punishment, it was not clear why the state passed him. The state then challenged Juror Mc Intyre of seat No. 7 and the search for a worthy man to fill the place pro ceeded. State Produces More Witnesses. - At the opening of the Haywood trial today Judge Wood granted the state permission to indorse the names of several additional witnesses on the Indictment against the accused min ers the defense- noting an exception under a decision of the Idaho su preme court which held that the filing of additional witnesses, after the trial has begun, is error without prejudice. Attorney Richardson declared that the defense had been unable to locate many of the witnesses for the state and had been informed by counsel for the state that they did not know the addresses of many of their own wit nesses. . Finley McBean, a Scotchman by birth, who was accepted yesterday by the state, qualified this morning, after a thorough examination by Attorney Darrow of the defense. He took his place as a Juror in seat No. 2. The defense, exercising the seventh of its ten peremptory challenges, ex cused John Whltlock. nurseryman, at No. 6 from further service. Whltlock was formerly , a guard at the peni tentiary. The first two talesmen called to re place Whltlock were dismissed be cause of bias and then came one of the most interesting examinations of the trial. J E. Tourtellette, an arch itt o nailed to the box. He first stated that he had an opinion, but it was not such as he would condemn a man upon. Asked if he was opposed to capital punishment, Tourtellette caused quite a stir by answering: Opposes Capital Punishment. "As a general proposition I am. I believe the death penalty should be inflicted only in cases of war, and any organization which is against society.' The defense, when Its examination began, questioned the talesman close ly on this point, Mr. Darrow taking the initiative. "What do you mean by that state ment?" he asked. ',,,.,. "I believe," replied Tourtellette, that the only excuse for inflicting death is self defense.- A man has a right to defend his own life. So has society when a band of anarchists is formed to war against it. I don't know very much about anarchists, but if they are what I think they are, I believe in hanging them on sight." "What about socialists?" "I don't know much about social ists." "Did vou mean any specific organi zation when you said an organization against society?" "No." "Did you mean the Western Federa tion of Miners?"., , "No." . - "Or a labor union?" . t , . : "No. I meant what I take as an archists." ' . ' ' "You mean newspaper anarchists, I suppose, anarchists as described, in newspapers?" . '. "Newspapers are the principal means we have of- enlightening our selves." argued the talesman. . "You say that you are opposed'tO capital punishment in murder cases?"' "Yes. I don't believe society has a right to take away from a man that which it can not give. Capital pun ishment is Justifiable only in the ex treme cases I have already spoken of." " "Have you any thought in your mind that this defendant may belong to such- an organization as you have said was against existing society?" lie Hnd Not Thought of It. "I had not thought of it,' but I can now see that he might." Tourtellotte said he had some dif ficulties with labor in the past few years. The defense and state occa sioned equal surprise by accepting the juror. The prosecution was called upon to use the eighth of Its 10 arbitrary chal lenges. It was directed against George H. Mclntlre, farmer, at No. 7. Mclntire had been in the box since the first day of the trial and had been looked upon as a fixture. E. F. Crow, a retired farmer now a money lender, was passed into - seat No. 7. Crow was examined at great length. He declared he had no fixed opinion, but he had a suspicion that the defendant might be guilty, else he would not have been arrested. Crow said he liked neither the . socialist or anarchist party, but had no particular prejudice against - individual social ists. If sworn as a juror, however, he declared he would -consider the defendant innocent until proven guilty. v . Court adjourned at 12:05 p. m. un til 1:30 p. m. GORDON IN BRONZE. Statue of the Distinguished Confeder ate General Unveiled. Atlanta, Ga., May 25. The eques trian statue of General John B. Gor don, cast In copper bronze, which was unveiled today, stands on a ' broad pedestal of Georgia granite at the northwest corner of the state capitol grounds. Rising 25 feet from the base of the pedestal to the top of' the neaa, it occupies a commanding posi tion overlooking the business part of the city som,e distance-away. The figure of Gordon is represented seated on his favorite mare, his 'head bared, the left hand holding the reins over the horse's neck, while the right hand hangs at his side. The pedestal raises the figure of the horse and rider aDout 10 feet above the granite coping which surrounds It. - The name "Gordon" In raised letters is cut on the front of the. pedestal, while on either side will "appear a bronze bas relief, one representing Gordon at the battle of Spottsylvania. when before his division he Insisted on General Lee going to the rear; the other bears figures typical of the three phases of Gordon's life, typifying the soldier, the statesman and the patriot. The statue is the work of Sculptor Solon H. Borglum of Norfolk, Conn. Ten thousand dollars of the cost of the monument was raised by private subscription, the remaining $15,000 being an appropriation by the Georgia legislature. The dedicatory oration was deliver ed by General Clement A. Evans. Mrs. Francis Gordon Smith of At lanta and Mrs. Caroline Lewis Gordon Brown of Vermont, daughters of Gen eral Gordon, performed the unveiling. The statue was formally delivered to the state by Captain Nathanial Har ris, and was accepted by Governor Terrell. v. General Evans said Gordon's promptitude in battle was never more conspicuously displayed than in mak ing the charge at Gettysburg. He in sisted that history should not class the Gettysburg battle as more than a technical Confederate iefeat upon the one lone ground thatyX.ee. withdrew across the Potomac. General Evaria told of a conference he had- with Gen eral Gordon after the war, when .they found their minds in accord on tne nanlvi to -stand bv their people for weal or woe, that the state must be honorably restored to its place in tne iiTilon anfl that friendship between people of the south and north must be regained and put upon a patriotic basis, so that sectional nar.e wouiu ue extinguished. General Evans said he called the country to witness the faithfulness with which Gordon car ried out those high resolves during his entire life. He had. he said, the heart and hand of the south and of his con federate comrades because of his un failing fidelity to their cause and he won the good will of the north by his broad and true patriotism. SALOONS ARE RUNNING. Brewery Receivers Call on Many Leav worth Proprietors. Leavenworth, Kan.; May 25. -The Kansas supreme court" receivers "per sonally visited nearly air the saloons.in Leavenworth Friday afternoon and asked those in charge of the places about the ownership of the fixtures. One Polander said -..- brewery company owned the fixtures- in his place and the building, but all the rest 'said, they owned them personally.-, !The names with the information given -was made a note of by the receivers. - This meth od of procedure has mystified the sa loon keepers and they are uneasy. Two of the receivers are still here and Judge Allen says they will all be back next week. The saloons are all running openly and the proprietors were very courteous in their treatment of the re ceivers. Judge Allen says not a harsh word was said to them and many of the saloon proprietors expressed their pleasure at meeting the supreme court officials. The brewery property receivers at tached another building1 of the Schlitz Brewery company. The building is on North Seventh street, one of the places located close to the government reser vation, where a saloon is. run to catch soldiers' trade. The receivers are get ting information from the courthouse records also. MRS. GOULD'S STORY. It Is Told in Detail to Police Conunis sioner Bingham. . - New York, May 25. Announcement was made , today that i Mrs. Howard Gould met Police. Commissioner Bing ham yesterday for the first time since charges- had, been: made against the bureau -in connection with the separa tion suit brought by-Mrs. Gould against her husband, Howard Gould. Mrs. Gould met Mr.vBingham with her at torney, Clarence J" Shearn, and a wo- "jnan, friend. - Themeetrng did not oc cur In General itHngnam's office. For the best interests, of the investigation it was decided to hold the meeting elsewhere. - It is said she told in detail a story of constant espionage by city detec tives for nearly a year. A new feature in Mrs. Gould's story was a statement said to have been made by her that she had received a letter from Abe Hum mel, the lawyer, telling her that he had learend that police detectives were following her and offering her his ser vices " as - attorney.- How Hummel learned of the police activity in the case is not known. Commissioner Bingham will resume his investigation of the case today. POLITICALJOSSIP Senator George Tucker Espous es Square Deal Cause. Comes Out Boldly in Fayor of Platform. EYE FOR THE FUTURE Expected He Will Be Candidate for Congress. Stannard Expected to Succeed Him as Senator. Another recruit has publicly an nounced his enlistment In the Square Deal movement. It is Senator George Tucker of Eureka, Greenwood county. Through the columns of his paper, the Eureka Herald, . Senator Tucker pub licly espouses the Square Deal cause. The flat-footed declarations of Cy Leland and Senator Tucker in favor of the Square Deal are doing more to put backbone Into that movement than any amount of "conferences" in Topeka. It Is expected that Senator Tucker is preparing to become a candidate for congress in the Fourth congressional district against J. M.- Miller. Miller is i a machine man, a ' stand patter in I tariff matters, 'and generally out of harmony with the people of his district.-. It Is believed that Tucker stands a gqod show to beat Miller for the nomination. . . Some of" the Fourth district people anticipate that Senator Tucker will In vite; Miller to settle the fight with a congressional primary. It will be up to Miller to accept such a proposition, and if he does, .the two men will go be fore the people ori' their merits. Mil ler will have the Mulvane machine be hind him, and all the machine politi cians throughout the district. He will also have the advantage of a wide per sonal acquaintance throughout his dis trict. Senator Tucker is comparative ly young in politics, but his advance ment has been rapid, and indications are that he could beat Miller on his record. As a successor to Tucker in the state senate, it is likely that Lyon county, which is entitled to its turn at the job this year, will nominate C. A. Stan nard, the present representative from that county. Stannard Is a Square Deal leader. The following is Senator Tucker's declaration in favor of the Square Deal movement: --."If excuse for the launching- of a 'square deal' movement among the Republicans of Kansas were necessary it, could be found In the methods of the last legislature. Certainly that body did not, in many important pieces of proposed legislation, carry out the will of the vast majority of the Re publicans of Kansas. If justification for the existence .of such, an organiza tion were needed, we could find it in the political Tnethods that have been in vogue in Kansas "much of the time in the last quarter of a century. "Are affairs political in Kansas worse than those in other states? Are Kansas legislators less mindful of the people's, interests than the legislators of other .States ? Both f these ques tions we unhesitatingly' answer in the negative. But with her splendid his tory and her present position a sa lead er in publie thought and action, Kan sas can not well be satisfied with a mediocre position. If political meth ods in Kansas are not all that they should be: if legislation enacted in Kansas is not everything that the pub lic feels It is entitled to- expect of its law makers, then certainly it is the right and the duty of every good citi zen to use his honest endeavor to bring about an era of better things in Kansas. "We are. in sympathy with the 'square deal movement and we be lieves that a large majority of the Re publicans? of Kansas will wish it success.-'- We do not believe that this or ganization.' was . promoted with the view to furthering the political Inter ests of any set of men.' Such a charge has its- inception in the mind of some practical politician "who hears in this uprising the voice of the people, feels the insecurity of his position and sees his political power slipping away. "How foolish the charge that am bitious men have organized for self aggrandizement. What matters it though selfish men join this move ment in the hope of obtaining office. To be effective this movement must have the co-operation of the majority of the Republican party. Certainly the majority of the Republican party would not be deceived by a few selfish men. "The people of Kansas are thor oughly aroused. They are dissatisfied with the inaction of the last legis lature upon vital measures, such as the primary election law and genuine railroad legislation. .If the people are not given a sedative they will rise in their might and run things to suit themselves. Realizing this, the cry has gone forth that this 'Square Deal' club Is organized in the interests of some man who desires to be governor of Kansas. This is the sedative, but we hardly believe it. will be effective. We believe in the 'square deal' move ment; we believe-, its promoters are honest in their motives and we feel that it is going to accomplish good in Kansas." ARMENTENDS. Court Will Take Mrs. Eddy's Case Under Advisement. Concord, N. H.t May 25. Arguments were completed in the Merrimack coun ty superior court on the motion of the trustees of the estate of Mary Baker G. Eddy, head of the Christian Science church, to intervene and he substituted as plaintiffs in the suit brought by her son, George W. Glover, and others to compel an accounting of her property. Judge R. N. 'Chamberlain, the presid ing Justice, issued an order that all af fidavits and all citations in the case be filed by next Tuesday and his de cision on the motion will be given la ter. -- Chamberlains Returning to England. Saint Raphael, France, May 25. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, who have been- sojourning here for some time past, are returning to England in a few days. Mr. Cham berlain is very much improved, in health. WEATHER I OK FARMERS. About 1,000 Livintr Around Junction City to Get Report at Noon. Junction City, Kan., May 25. About 1,000 farmers living near Junction City who have the rural mall service, the rural telephone service and many other conveniences' which "were' unknown to the farmers 10 to 15. years ago, are now to be supplied with the' weather report every day about noon. The report will be sent from here by telephone from the Wareham-Dewey Telephone com pany's central.. The farmers will get the report without cost. AFTER PULLMAN CO. Proceedings Starred for a Reduction of Its Charges." '. Washington, May 25. A definite ef fort was begun yesterday before the interstate commission to secure to the public a reduction of fare charged by the Pullman company for Its sleepers. This is the first time in the history of the commission that a proceeding has been brought against the Pullman company, and it promises to be an ac tion of more than ordinary interest and importance. Three complaints were filed against the Pullman company and various northwestern railway lines which are made codefendants by George S. Lof tus, a business man of -St. Paul. Mr. Loftus avers that in the course of his business he Is obliged to travel from St. Paul to various other points and to use the accommodations - of the Pullman company. The charges for the accommodation he declares, are unjust, unreasonable and excessive and he asks the commission to reduce them by one-half. In his first complaint he avers that the charge made by these companies for a sleeping car berth from St. Paul to Superior, Wis., is $1.50, whether the berth be an upper or a lower. He says the lower berths are far more desirable than the uppers and that the latter ought to be considerably less in price but that no distinction between them is made. The exaction of the same charge for both, complainant alleges, is a discrimination. He requests the commission to fix as a maximum charge for a lower berth between St. Paul and Superior $1, and for an upper berth EO cents. The second complaint relates to travel between Chicago and St. Paul and the third to travel be tween St. Paul and Seattle, Wash. Between these cities it is alleged the Pullman fare is $12 for either a lower or an upper berth. Mr. Loftus asks the rate be made $8 for a lower and $4 for an upper. At the offices of the commission the complaints, which are brought under the most recent act of congress on the subject of rates, are regarded as of importance, in that they will open the whole question of sleeping car rates not only on the lines of roads mention ed specifically in the complaints, but throughout the country. THE AMERICAN HENLEY. Twerves Events in the Annual Regatta 1 at ' Philadelphia Today. Philadelphia, . May 25. Clear cool weather with a smooth course are the prospects for the annual regatta of the American : Rowing association, popularly known as the American Henley, which will be held on the Schuylkill in Fairmount park this afternoon. The number of entries is greater than thos eof pervious regattas of the association and the quality of the crews Is of a higher order. Yale, Cornell, Georgetown and Harvard each have one crew in the resatta while Pennsylvania will be represented by three. What is looked upon as the most interesting race of the day is that for Junior college eights. ' This race is open to crews from colleges or uni versities, none of whose members haye rowed in a four mile intercollegiate eight oared race or has a seat in a 'varsity eight at this time. Harvard is not represented in the race. Cor nell is the favorite, as the Ithacans In practice have shown the best form. Besides those from the colleges, oarsmen from the New York, Phila delphia and Washington Rowing clubs are entered in the various races. There are twelve events on the programme as follows: First and second single sculls, first double sculls', -first - four . sculls, . first paired oared culls; first and second I four oarea scuiis;. nrsi arm srcuuu eight oared shell; junior collegiate eight oared.' shell; interscholastic eight oared shell" and second,' eight sculls. . All races will be straight away at one mile 550 yards and the first event will be started at 2:30 p. m. THEY'RE WAKING UP. Leavenworth Men Here to See About Having a Pair. M. B. Hamilton, president and Stance Meyers, secretary of the Leav enworth Fair association are in the city today getting pointers from Rex Kreipe and Colonel Heath about run ning an institution of the kind. The association which is composed of citi zens of Leavenworth county Is incor porated for $35,000 with a paid up capital stock of $26,000 and has al ready purchased the Wells-Korman park of sixty acres joining the city on the south. "We have not had a fair in Leaven worth county for SO years,", said Mr. Hamilton, "and we have come to the conclusion that it is about time for us to wake up.- - We have had race meets and things of that kind but we are go ing to hold an old fashioned, country fair with its exhibits of fat stock, big pumpkins and fine grain, but of course there will be a race feature as well.- oTunitlvp committee deletfatefl Mr. Myers and myself to look over") the situation and visit cities wnicn have held successful fairs and see what we can get in the way of exper ience. We were out to your grounds with Mr. Heath this morning and It is by far the best thing of its kind we have seen so far. "We are a little late - in getting started for this season but we will hold a fair the week following the Topeka dates, commencing September 16th, that will open the eyes of the people of the eastern part of the state. We were disappointed that Topeka did not get the appropriation for a state fair and believe that if such had been made It would been a help rather than a detriment to the smaller fair associa- Jtions in the state.' BOTHSpRfl Calhoun and Mullall y, the United Railroad's Officials, Issue Statements Regarding the Grand Jury's Action. CHARGE TO SPHECKLES The 81) Indictments Betnrned Against Them and Others., Declare the Evidence Against Them Has Been Purchased. San Francisco, May 25. Patrick Cal houn has issued a lengthy statement addressed to the American people in which he says the returning of indict ments against himself and associates is another step in the programme to gain political control of this city by Rudolph Spreckels' and others for selfish pur poses through a combination with the Labor Union party. Mr. Calhoun says: "The evidence is 'now' complete that self-confessed criminals have been re tained in the board of supervisors to do the bidding of -Spreckels arid his fellows. In the language of one of the prosecutors they are merely 'good dogs.' Their evidence has been purchased and their services secured through immuni ty contracts. "I charge that the motives of Mr. Spreckels and his associates are base and malicious, that his plans are sel fish and injuiious to the welfare of this community that they seek through .the assassination of character to injure the United Railroads and further their own financial plans and that they inspired strikes, violence, destruction of pro perty, boycotts and .these indictments are such a part of Spieckefa plans to confiscate the property of the United Railways to replace our street ' rail roads by lines owned by Spreckels and to that end to control the politics of San Francisco. - I would .be surprised that any body of American citizens could be induced to find these indict ments if I did not know the methods which have been pursued by Spreck els' corps of hired detectives and his constant access to the members of the grand Jury who have been misled by his professions of virtue. "To my friends throughout the coun try I give the assurance that these in dictments are not founded upon facts that there is no evidence that could justify them and that my associates and I will be fully vindicated." Thornwell Mullally said: "I am absolutely innocent of the charges made against me. This will be clearly shown as soon as the opportuni ty offers, which I hope will be imme diately afforded me. I ask the fullest and most thorough investigation. The charges against me are. as malicious an outrage as could fiossiWy be perpetra ted against any man. . The souls of the men responsible-' -for them are more burdened than- mine In spite of the attacks upon me rriy character remains unchanged and when it shall appear, as It surely will, that there is no evi dence whatsoever against me, my rep utation will not be impaired in the slightest degree by the great wrong that has been done. I ask that my friendi and the public believe me." . . - 89 INDICTMENTS. San Francisco" Grand Jury Turns Out a Big Grist. San Francisco, May 25'. Eighty nine indictments charging bribery were returned by the grand jury last evening, against presidents of two public service corporations, supposed to be the "men higher up" wanted in the bribing graft prosecutions; the as sistant and attorneys of .one and an agent of the other, and Mayor Schmitz and Abe Ruef. as follows: i Against President Patrick Calhoun of the United railroads, fourteen; as sistant to the president. Thornwell Mullally, fourteen; Attorneys Tiery L. Ford and W. M. Abbott of the lesal department of the United' railroads, fourteen .-each: Mayor Eugene -K. Schmitz, - sixteen;- Abraham Ruef. fourteen; President Louis Glass of the Pacific States Telephone and Tele graph company, two; Theodore V. Halsey. formerly an agent of that cor poration, one. Ruef, Schmitz, Calhoun, MullalW-y. Ford and "Abbott are charged with bribing fourteen supervisors to grant the overhead trolley franchise to the United railroads. Schmftz is further charged with -bribery in connection with the fixing of the gas company's rate, and with receiving $50,000 in the United railroads franchise deal. The indictments against Glass are additional to the eleven already re turned against him on the charge of bribing supervisors to refuse a com petitive telephone franchise. The in dictment against Halsey is for. the same offense. Superior Judge Coffey fixed bail in the sum of $10,000 . on each of the charges and gave the accused until 11 a. m. today to furnish- bond.- Indicted Men Give Bail. San Francisco. Cal., May 25. The trial of Mayor Schmitz on a charge of extortion will be resumed next Monday morning. Six Jurors already have been sworn to try the case and three others have been chosen, but remain subject to peremptory challenge. The men in dicted for bribery by the grand Jury yesterday appeared today before pre siding Judge Coffey, of the superior court, to give bail. They are Patrick Calhoun, president of the United rail ways; Thornwell Mullaly, assistant to President Calhoun; Tirey L. Ford and William Abbott, counsel for the Unit ed Tailways; Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz, Louis Glass, vice president of the Pa cific States Telephone and Telegraph companies; Theodore V. Halsey. agent of the. Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph company, and Abraham Ruef. . Miss" Bishop Golf Champion. New York, May 25. Miss Georgian na Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., who won the woman's national champion ship three years ago, won the women's metropolitan championship Friday at the Knollwood Country club. She de feated Miss Julia R. Mix of Englewood. N. J., one up twelve holes. Weather Indication. Chicago, May 25. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Sunday; colder tonight and ia east portion Sunday.