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V t.acjt "EDITION.
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Refused to Give Deposition in
Uncle Sam Case.
Didn't Obey Subpoena and Was
. Then Arrested.
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
"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
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
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
"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.
Challenges in Haywood Case Are
Nearing the End.
The Prosecution Has Two and
the Defense Has Three.
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?"
"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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Senator George Tucker Espous
es Square Deal Cause.
Comes Out Boldly in Fayor of
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
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
The following is Senator Tucker's
declaration in favor of the Square Deal
--."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
"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
"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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.'
Calhoun and Mullall y, the
United Railroad's Officials,
Issue Statements Regarding the
Grand Jury's Action.
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." . . -
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.

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