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10 PAGES EVERYBODY 10 PAGES READS IT. NEEDS IT. TV.B 'U H 11 U 11 II II II . u "5 X IAST EDITION. EXIT FAST MAIL Formal Announcement of Its Discontinuance. "Will Not Ran After Sixteenth of Jane. GO OYER THE CUT-OFF Local to Tate Its Place Will Miss Main Line. Colorado Train Eastbound to Ran Through Topeka. '"Train Xo. 115. which is now known 3 the Fast Mai! train, wiil cease to run as a fast mail train when the new time cari goes into effect June IS." This statement was made to a Stat. Journal reporter this morning by W. J. Black, passenger traffic manager of the Santa Fe. who is here attending the meeting of the time card. "This train, however, will have to be maintained. as the same tram returning east. No. US. is a good Fay ing tram an i does a heavy local pas senger business. However, it will be run on in entirely different schedule. We would like to continue to run the train as a fast mail train, as it is good train for the morning newspa pers and it gives us one of the best mail contracts in the country. But the subsidv appropriated by the gov ernment for this trains runs out June 30. and after that time it would prove a losing venture for the road. If we could keep it on the same schedule without the government subsidy we would do it. but we can not. The train runs at an hour too early for passenger traffic and there is no reason that wuuli make it advisable to main tain the train as at present. 'Under the new time card the tram tvill be transferred to the cutoff and. run as a momir.g local train. Lnder the present train schedule No. llo; runs from Kansas City to Newton: about an hour behind No. IT, which is a verv heavy local train. No. It does all "the passenger business over; the main line and there is no business , left for 115. Hence the reason for; transferring No. 115 to the cutoff. ! "Under the new time card No. 17. which now leaves the union depot at l"-30 p. m.. will leave Kansas City about an hour earlier than under the present schedule and will reach New ton a little earlier than at present. j.ne time between Kansas City and Newton will be lengthened somewhat, as 1 is a very heiw train, and needs more time. No. 115 will be run out of Kan as Citv early enough so that it will reach Newton over the cutoff at about the same time IT does. Th's wi.1 . probably be about 1 o'clock in tne mominj). ) "Train No. IT will leave Newton a few minutes earlier than at the pres ent time and will make a good morn ing train from Newton south over the Oklahoma and Texas lines. No. lla will be held in Newton until about I ; o'clock when it will run south. By this means the southbound passengers; from the west who come in on Nos. - . and 6 will be able to continue soutn with but little delav while under the Present time card they have to wait' !n Newton for No. 405 which leaves, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. ; "With No. IT leaving Newton in the morning. 113 at noon and No 40a -n ! the evening we will have an ideal ser vice outh through Oklahoma and Texas with three trains a day running at intervals of from six to seven hours apar'. Returning we will have the, am service with No. 40i In the morning. No. 115 in the afernoon and. No 1 in the eveninsr. We will aiso : be able to pick no passengers from the; connections at Fort Worth and Milano j with almost no delay. I We regret very much that we will j have to discontinue the fast mail train, but with us it is purely a bust- ( r.ess preposition and we have to do it j We are doing it without the least ill fueling towards those whom it will v-.iirt in a business way and are doing it with our own interests at heart. j "The new t:me card will go into ef- j feet June 16th. Ordinarily the time , card goes into effect early in June but j in order to avoid changing at the usual i time and making another change; when the fat mail appropriation ex- I pires we will split the difference and J put the r.ew card into effect June IS. ! We can do this with the fast mail i train by simply waiving claim to the j balance" of the appropriation for this train which would be more advisable ! than making two changes in the time j .-, - .-i Mr. F.iack also told of several other changes which will have to be made in the new schedule. The faster trains on the system will have to have longer schedules in order to facilitate a more general movement of freight traffic. This change will, however, affect cniy the faster trains. No. 3 will run through Tcpeka about thirty minutes liter than under the present schedule. No. 9 which is also one of the fast trains will be run on a longer sched ule. However, the other trains will be run on the same time as at present. One of the big changes w hich will j be made will be the transferring or train No. 1' which is now a local train over the cutoff to the main line through Topeka. where it will run as a through passenger train from Den ver to Kansas City and Chicago. This train will run through Topeka about 5:30 in the morning and will give To peka an early morning train to Kan sas City. Another important change which w ill be made will be in the schedule of train No. 4. the Chicago Limited. This train now reaches Topeka at 4:"0 a. m. Under the new time card this- train will run through Topeka in the even ing arriving at Topeka at 8:45 and reaching Kansas City a few minutes behind No. 116. the evening local to Kansas City. This train will reach Chicago at 11:59 a. m. next morning. It is not likely that any of the other trains will be changed materially al though there may be a small change of a few minutes in one or two cases. "We have not yet abandoned 'he Idea of transferring several of our trains from the main line to the cut off." said Mr. Black, "but we are un sbie to make any changes at this time, and although we have had the matter under consideration for some time we have not thought it advisable to make the change now. Such a change, how ever, may come later at the next time card meeting in October." TUESDAY EVENING. NEW DISEASE APPEARS. It Victims Lose Their Voice and the Ability to Swallow. London. May 28. A new bacillus, ac cording to Prof. Delepine. of Victoria university. Manchester, is ' responsible for an epidemic which has appeared at Prestwich. a suburb of Manchester. Those attacked have a swelling of the throat, leading to loss cf voice, inability to swallow, fever and weakness. It was at first thought that the dis ease was diphtheretic, but the professor, afttr investigation, says that the bacillus of diphtheria is absent and that the disease seems to be caused by a minute giobular bacillus which is new and distinct. NOT ENOUGH POLICE. Explanation of Attack on Japanese Residents of Sin Francisco. Washington. May 23. At the cabi net meeting today Attorney General Bonaparte laid before the president and Secretary Root th-2 report of Dis trict Attorney Devlin of San Francisco on the alleged assault on Japanese residents of that city. The report, Mr. Ronanarte stiys, shows that the first sto-ies of the alleged assault were ex-iggerated and that the difH rtt'.tv appeared to be a lack of police protection on account of the strike Secretary Root took the report with him and if an;- further action is taken it will bo ty the state department. V. S. Marshal Investigates. .m Francisco. Cal.. May 28. United State3 Marshal Elliott spent a great part of the day interviewing the proprietors and employes of the Jap anese restaurant at 12 23 Folsom street which was wrecked by hood lums last week, the incident forming the basis of a complaint to Washing ton by the Japanese minister. United States Attorney Devlin says when the testimony is complete the report will be forwarded to Washington and that no action will be taken by the local officers until further instructions frm the statt. department are re ceived. RECEIVER SUES. To Recover S4S7.455.60 Loaned by a Defunct Bank. Pittsburg, Pa., May 28. The civil suits brought by Receiver Thomas Rinaker for the recovery of $43T. 455.60. which is alleged to have been loaned on notes of the Pennsylvania Development company by the defunct Enterprise National bank, will be reached in the United States circuit court before the end of the week. Charles Lee Clark, who committed suicide while treasurer of the bank, waa also treasurer of the Pennsylvania company, and the suits will be strong ly contested on the ground that the notes referred to were never discount ed in the bank but were merely held by Clark as treasurer, and for this rea son were found in the bank when closed by the comptroller of the cur rency. Four suits to recover these alleged loans are coming up for trial. IT BOBS UP AGAIN. Charge That Indians Eeed Babies to a Snake. EI Paso. Tex.. May 2S. In spite of the fact that a similar charge was in vestigated and dismissed by a grand Jury sometime ago, another complaint has been filed with United States Dis trict Attorney Llewellyn of New Mexi co, that a tribe of Indians in that territory are given to the worship of an enormous serpent to which is fed the new born babes of a puebla in which it is housed and carefully tended and guarded. The complaint was filed by a Catholic priest. rqthsWld1sblue. lie Sees No Prospect of Improvement i in Stock Market. j London. May 2S. In an interview this afternoon Lord Rothschild said h? could see r.c immediate prcspect of im provement in the stock markets. He added : The best that can be said U that the markets are no wore today. Per haps they are slightly better. But with President Rocsevelt attacking the rail ways in one part of the world, the in come tax question and other problems in France, and the socialist movement in England, the people are killing the goose that laid the golden eggs and we can expect nothing more than what the market positions reveal." FROM MISS BOOTH. - Expression of Sorrow by Head of the Salvation Anny. Canton. O.. May 28. "My tenderest sympathy in the transition of your be loved sister. Tour consolation will be the comforting of her iong sorrow in everlasting reunion. Commander Evan geline Booth." This expression of sorrow from Mis3 Booth, head of the Salvation Army, who visited the president's widow in her Canton home several times, was deliv ered to Mrs. M. C. Barber today by Adjutant Runcie. Miss Booth instructed Adjutant Runcie to send a floral tribute to the McKinley home a3 the remembrance of herself and the army. TAXES TOO HIGH. Reason Assigned for Revolutionary Outbreak In China. Swatow. China. May 2S. The revo lutionists are now attacking Chung ling and Tung Chang, wealthy towns in Chinghai district. Many of the in habitants have fled to this city. The uprising is attributed to ex cessive taxation. Government Printers Discharged. Washington, May 28. Because of the continued decrease of work in the gov ernment printing office the public print er today dropped from the rolls T6 men and 12$ women. SAVE OURJ.IGHTS Hen "Who Know Don't Want City Plant Discarded. Herbert Hacfcney Says That It Would Be Bad Business. COFRAN GIVES FACTS. Original Plant Cost the City But $.5,000. Should Be Put in Repair and Kept That Way. The lighting plant question is one on which nearly every one has opinions but not all ara in a place where they can speak with authority. The opinion of men who are engaged in a similar business i3 of greater value than the guess of inexperienced persons in re gard to a matter they do not understand. Mr. Herbert Hackney, the president of the Topeka Milling company, says: "I am in favor of municipal ownership if the plant is run on a business basis such as the waterworks is. There is no rea son why the city cannot do better fur nishing its own lights than it can by renting them of a company if the city will just run its light plant as a private business man would and take it entirely out of politics. The city has a good superintendent in charge of the plant and if they would give him a chance and not keep hampering him with poli- i tics the light plant would be a success. The talk about the present plant being all junk is nonsense. There are five milling concerns in Topeka and every one of them uses the same make of en gine that the city has in its plant. The CorIis3 is known everywhere as the best and most economical engine. The facts of the matter are that the present plant is in need of repair and could be fixed up and would be if owned by a private com pany, into a good plant; while if they undertake to sell the plant and machin ery it will only bring the price of Junk. "If the city lets the contract to a com pany there is nothing then to keep the price where it is. As soon as the munic ipal plant is out of the way then there will be many ways of increasing the cost or decreasing the value of the lights. The same fellows put up exactly the same kind of talk about the city owning the waterworks and yet no one would think of suggesting that the city sell i out the plant and buy its water of some corporation. No man in business for himself would sell his plant and go to ' buying of another company when he has a plant in such shape that it can be fix ! ed into (food shape." j Ex-Mayor Cofisan Speaks Vp. ' Ex-mayor R. L. Cofran, proprietor of the Western Foundry works is a ! man whose opinion is very valuable in i the matter for two reasons; first be ! cause Mr. Cofran was mayor of Tope ' ka when the present plant was put in to operation and he is thererore wen acquainted with the early history of the plant; and second because Mr. Cofran Is ergaged in a business which uses machinery similar in most re spects to that in use by the city. When asked his opinion concerning the light ing question, Mr. Cofran said: "Why there is only one thing to do and that is to get the plant into good shape and let the city keep on furnish ing its own lights. A business man vuld never think of throwing away as good a plant as the city has to start with but he would fix it up with good modern machinery and put it into first class shape. Just because the plant had naturally run down he would not sell out and go to buying of some other company. Why suppose ; Mr. MacLennan should allow his ' printing establishment to run down. Would he say that because his plant , was run down he guessed he would not ! fix it up. but would go over to the Capital and have the paper printed?! Certainly not. He would put his own plant into good working condition and , go on doing his own work. "The city can do the work and fur nish the lights just as cheap as the! Edison company can. No company is ' in business for a philanthropic pur- j ! pose. The figure that the company; ; offers lights to the city for counts in j ' the cost of the lights and then inter- ! 1 est and profit. Now the city can save j the difference between the cost of the , j lights and the price that the company! i asks for them. I j "Mr. Freeman has given estimates j J of the cost of repairing the plant and i i putting it into good shape and this j jean be done for about $45,000 and! 'then the lights will cost the city., ! counting interest and depreciation, about $52 a light pe- year. T.he con-! tract with the Edison people wonld j cost 12T.300 a vear or in two year3 we would have paid out enough to have reoaired our plant and at the end of that time, under the contract. I nr wnuld have absolutely nothing to ' show for it while if we put the money j into our own piant me munej "--m lights would cost us for the first two vears under tne contract woum pa for the plant and we would be getting lights cheaper than the offer of the companv. "The talk about the lights costing the city so much is nonsense. While I was mayor. I instituted the plan of having a report made each morning of the cost of running the plant the preceding night. I have these figures yet. The plant cost the city 133. 44T.98. It has given good service and can be fixed no to give good service asrain. The attempt to give the con tract to a company and give away th citv's plant is the plan of a schemer, who has almost always succeeded in his schemes. "There is only one thing to do and that is the plain business way that any business man would take: Fix the plant up and let the city furnish its own lights. "Moreover the city could pay the expenses of operating its plant. If the piant was run during the day to fur nish eir-ctricity to the plants near it here where It could reach them easily the commercial work thus done would easily pay the expenses of the plant. The city has no use for the plant except at night for its own use and it might just as well be run dur ing the day to pay for itself." Gov- Uttk? shows Improvement. Ft. Smith, Ark.. May 2S. Reports received here this morning from his home at Gremwood stated that the condition of John F. Little was consid ered slightly improved. TOPEKA. KANSAS, -JIAY NO END T0 GRAFT Another Case Brought to Light in Schauta Case. While a Talesmaa "Was Being Examined by Heney. WAS HELD UP FO R 400 When He Tried to Proseeute a Claim Against City. Tried to Tell Mayor About But Couldn't Find Him. It San Francisco, May 28. Of the 50 veniremen summoned Into court for the completion of the Schmttz Jury today eight jurors already having been sworn 10 try tne case 41 answered the clerk s ioll call, nine were absent, 25 offered excuses to the court and were allowed to depart, leaving 16 among whom to select four jurors to complete the paneL Peter J. Winnegar. Eugene Cassiery, J. G. Blanchard and L S. Bachman were called to the box for examination as to their fitness to serve. Winnegar, a retail liquor merchant, said he knew the mayor very well and that his relations with him were very pleasant. He doubted that he could be an impartial juror. ; He was excused on a challenge by the prosecution. An exciting incident that led to a threat by Judge Dunne to send Attor ney John J. Barrett of the defense to Jail for contempt occurred during the examination by Assistant District At torney Heney. of Talesrnan J. R. Blanchard, a street contractor. "Did you ever pay a $400 commission for the collection of one of your claims against the city after it had been held up by the board of public work?" de manded Heney. "Well, not recently," said Blanchard. "How long ago?' "Well. I paid it to Maestretti." "Oh. you did and when?" "Well,-it was about a year and a half ago Just after the " fire." (Frank Maestretti was at that time president of the board of public works. He was later removed by the mayor). "And did you?" demanded Heney, "go to the mayor and complain of this hold up?" "I tried to see him." replied Blanch ard. "I went to his office half a dozen times, but I never could find him. Maertretti was the only man that ever held me up." "Did you make any effort. Mr. Blanchard to lay this matter before the grand Jury and have Maestretti pun ished for his crime?" pursued Heney; Attorney Barrett then sprang to his feet. "We object to that question." he cried, "Maestretti is a member of this prosecution and : Heney jumped to his feet, his face red with anjer. "That's false. Mr. Barrett," he shouted, "and you know H." "It's not false, and when you say it is you are falsifying." retorted Barrett hotly. "Mr. Barrett." said Judge Dunne, "if you interrupt counsel again like that I will send ycju to jail." Barrett started to protest that he had a ri-ht to be heard with his client's interest, but Judge Dunne cut him short with a curt order to be seat ed. Then Judge Dunne turned to Mr. Campbell and said: "Mr. Campbell, if you are going to conduct thi3 case. I want you to do it alone. This court will not suffer any further interference by associate coun sel. I make the same ruling with re gard to the prosecution. One attorney must speak for each side. Former Judge Fairall of the defense resented the court's remarks, demand ing to know whether any imputation was meant against himself. Judge Dunne replied: "I had made a ruling, Mr. Fairall." Then I excent to tne remarics oi the court as oemg imyiui"?1 , r rejoined. CHILDREN IN TROOPS. Gather About McKinley Home for Last Look at Their Friend. Canton. O.. May 2.8. Long before the hour set for admitting to the McKinley home those who might desire to take a farewell view of the face of Mrs. Mc Kinley there had gathered in front of the famous Market street cottage a crowd of people. From the public schools came children in troops who. with blanched faces and hurried whis pers, awaited their turn for admission. Neighboring cities and viliages and the surrounding country contributed to the list of those who passed through the McKinley residence. Inspector Sutton today made plans with the chief of police for the proper protection of the president and other distinguished visitors and went over the route which the funeral cortege wiil take from the McKinley home to West lawn cemetery. (1LIXGK IX THE WEATHER. There May Be Shower Following tlie Cold Weather. The unsettled weather conditions which have prevailed for the past week and have proven to p a scram bled variety of sunshine, clouds, frost or freezing weather continues though there is no likelihood of more frost or freezing temperatures. There is a strong probability cf showers all over the state tonight and tomorrow with a rilng temperature in western Kansas tonight and in the eastern portion Wednesday. There has not been much sunshine today and a little more warmth in the atmosphere would have added to the comfort of the average citizen. The wind which is blowing from the south at the rae of 20 miles an hour is not of the "hot wind" variety. The tem peratures for today have been as fol io ws: T o'clock 3 4 11 o'clock SI S o'clock 34 12 o'clock 3 9 o'clock 5': 1 o'clock S3 10 o'clock 6 - o'clock 63 To Dfcsonss Rates. Chicago. May 28. A joint conference of the Southwestern Traffic committee and representatives of the Mexican rail roads was held here today to discuss rates. The conference will continue through tomorrow 28, 1907. STAND BY GUNS, State Refuses to Compromise With Brewers! Proposition to Adjust Injunc tion Suit Eejected. POLLOCK WILL WAIT. Federal Judge Takes Question Under Advisement. Will Prepare a Written Opinion on Merits. Propositions for a compromise of the brewery injunction suit in the federal court were rejected Monday afternoon by the attorneys for the state, and the attorneys announced that they would insist upon a decision of the points at issue one way or the other. "If we are beaten," said one of the state's attorneys, "we will take this matter to the United States court of appeals without a moment's delay." The attorneys for the state consider that the decision in this Injunction case is of vital importance. "If an injunction is allowed in this case," said one of the attorneys, "we will have to stop trying to enforce the laws prohibiting the operation of joints on wheels in Kansas City, Kan. We wiil be afraid to arrest the drivers of teer wagons for fear they may be haul ing some interstate orders, and may try to get us into trouble for contempt of the federal court. We will fight this case to the last ditch." Judge Pollock did not decide whether the injunction should be allowed, but indicated strongly that he would allow it against X. V. Reicheneker. the agent of the brewery receivers, and possibly sgainst C. W. Trickett, assistant attor ney general, and J. E. Porter, sheriff of Wyandotte county. "Tou people are not very far apart, said Judge Pollock to the attorneys, at . - t fathapiv rnlic when ill the speeches had been made. it it appeals to the solicitors. I would like to allow this restraining order to stana in Its present form until we can see whether the assurances given today that the state officers have no desire to interfere with interstate commerce are in good faith." "There are special reasons why this injunction should not be allowed." said W. S. Keplinger, one of the attorneys for Trickett and other Kansas City offi cers who are under restraining order. "It is exceedingly difficult to enforce the law down there. The enemies of the law take encouragement from a very small matter. If this injunction is al lowed, even against one of the defend ants it will be talked up and down the town, and the word will go out that the bars have been let down and the law can be violated. It is proper for th? court to take these matters into consid eration. -We do not feel that we should con sent to a continuance of this restraining order. We want a decision on the merit3 of the case." Judge Pollock then stated that he would prepare a written opinion in the case, after reading the evidence which had been submitted. This opinion will probably be prepared the latter part of the week. The attorneys for the breweries ob tained permission to file with the court . . ; j . i -r -i , rt ra-cnr Onrmell of Kan- Lilt? v. .r sas City, concerning certain negotiations which C. W . TncKett nan un about the seizure of beer wagons. This affidavit must be filed within three days. "If this is done." said C. W. Trickett. "we will ask for opportunity to file counter affidavits." It Is understood that N. V. Reich eneker. the agent of the brewery receiv ers who seems to have been the one who Is getting the credit for molestation with the interstate commerce in beer, . .;-i,r r.lwH with the turn in IH litL CULUtij I " . - events One of hi3 friends said today: "As a matter of fact, Reicheneker is being made the scapegoat of this affair. He was instructed by the receivers to do exactly what he did, and then the receivers got cold feet, and failed to back him up in his actions." Who Was He Ilittina At? Judge Pollock, at various points in the hearing yesterday, took occasion to land hard on lawyers who "try this case out side of court, and give interviews to the newspapers." It is supposed that Judge Pollock was pointing at C. W. Trickett. who had an interview in ono of the Kansas City papers about the time Judge Pollock allowed the tempor ary restraining order. Mr. Trickett said yesterday: "It is true that I had an interview in a Kan sas City paper, but the paper did not print ah that I said. I said that there was no doubt that the federal judge has the right to grant this restraining order, and that he was acting fully within his rights. This part was left out. and it made the rest of my state ment seem, perhaps, like a criticism of the action of the court. But I don't know whether Judge Pollock was hit ting at me or not in his remarks dur ing the hearing." Judge Pollock, in closing the case, said: "No state officer has any right to in terfere with interstate commerce. The framers cf the constitution thought it best to place the control of interstate commerce in the hands of congress on account of some states passing exclu sion acts which would be detrimental to the people of other states. In Mis souri the manufacture and sale of in toxicating liquors is a legitimate busi ness, while In Kansas it is not. except under certain conditions. "One may go into Missouri and buy liquors and have them sent to his home in Kansas. From the time the sale is made until the goods are finally deliv ered at the purchaser's home the goods are a part of interstate commerce and not subject to state control. As soon as the goods are delivered then the federal control ceases and the state control bezins and some restrictions may be placed as to what the purchas er should do with his goods. -Then , a sain comes the question of personal liberty, another principle of law found in our constitution and fully protected therein. Just how far a state may go is a question. The brew ery no doubt has a full right to accept an order for Iinuors in Missouri and send it over into K.insas for delivery. I think there is no doubt but that it is prooer that the money may be collect ed when the package Is delivered. In this case it seems to me that the only ouestion to be decided Is whether this TUESDAY EVENING. interstate commerce is to be interfered with. A restraining order preventing interference with interstate commerce will not change the status of the state law and the companies may be prose cuted or their men just the same as if the order were not granted." THE BREWERIES LOSE. Supreme Conrt Refuses to Set Aside Service. The Supreme court this morning overruled the morions to set aside the service of summons in the following brewery cases; Schlita Brewing company. Pabst Brewing company. Val Blatz Brewing company. Heim Brewing company. The motion to set aside the sum mons was sustained in the cases of the Imperial and Rochester breweries and the Heim real estate company. In the case of the Imperial and the Heim Real Estate company, the state con fessed judgment, and admitted that the service was defective, as it was made on A. L. Berger, who was re puted to be the attorney for the com panies. The Rochester service was held to be defective because the summons was issued for Ed Anderson of Topeka, and the officers, failing to locate Ander son, served the papers on C. W. Curtis. Attorney General Jackson stated this morning after the court had given its decision, that the quashing of the summons would not interfere with the prosecution of the case. He said: "The receivers will continue to hold the property of these companies, and we will at once proceed to get ser vice on these companies by publica tion. I suppose that the three con cerns think we will be unable to se cure service on them under the pres ent conditions, but we think we can." The attorneys for all of the compan ies except Val Blatz are Harkless. Crysler & Histed of Kansas City, and James H. Harkless was present in the supreme court this morning. Val Blatz was represented by F. B. Dawes of the firm of Dawes & Rutherford of Leavenworth. Attorney General F. S. Jackson ap peared on behalf of the state. A large number of affidavits were presented by the attorneys for the brewers which consisted mainly of resignations of brewery agents upon whom service had been made. These agents quit their jobs as soon as they heard of the proceedings against the brewery com panies, and before the papers had been received for service. The state objected to all of the af fidavits presented by Mr. Harkless on the ground that they were not prop erly verified according to Kansas statutes. The court, however, con sented to receive the affidavits. Then Mr. Jackson Introduced the deposition of E. W. Ellis, who repre sents the Associated Press In Topeka. Mr. Ellis deposition was to the effect that he had sent out the news of the suits being filed against the brewery companies on the afternoon of May 11 and that it had been received by the afternoon dailies of the state In time for publication that afternoon. A copy of the Topeka State Journal contain ing the information of the filing of the suits was also presented In evidence, to show that the news was given to the public generally on the same day that the agents for the brewery com panies resigned. The case was argued at some length by both sides, and the Justices of the court soon afterwards rendered their decision as above stated. NOT ENOUGH MONEY. Xavy Department Forced to Abandon Hans for a Mine Ship. Washington-, May 2S. The navy de partment has been obliged to aban don Its plan to transform the cruiser San Francisco into a mine ship be cause the change will involve the ex penditure of more than $200,000 and consequently would require a con gressional appropriation. The San Francisco is now at Norfolk, where the work was to have been under taken. The plan was to equip this ship with a plant capable of handling rapidly and with reasonable safety what are known as floating and sub merged mines, such as were used with great effect during the Russo-Japanese war. A properly equipped mine ship can place these elements of coast defense in any ordinary harbor in suf ficient numbers to insure protection in a course of a day or two, whereas many days and even weeks would be consumed by an ordinary vessel in the accomplishment of the same amount of work. The conversion of the cruiser Bal timore, now at New Tork. into a min ing ship Is also temporarily suspended for similar reasons. KILLED HER MOTHER. Tried to Kill Father and Then Burned Herself to Death. Chicago. May 23. Miss Philander Swinnen. 30 years of age. believed to be demented, shot and killed her moth er, attempted to kill her father and then set fire to her garments and was burned to death early this morning. The woman was released from the Dunning asylum a year ago. Her fath er, Joseph Swinnen. a laborer, escaped by running out of the door. A lovs anair is said to have been re sponsible for the young woman's aber ration. FULL"0F DETECTIVES. There Axe 120 Secret Service Men in Denver. Denver, May 2S. The Rocky Moun tain News today says: That the federal inquisition now in progress in Denver involves some of the largest corpora tic ns in America and that indictments will be returned against men who are rated as multi millionaires and captains of industry, known as well in Wall street as in Col orado, is the latest development in con nection with the probing of the grand jury. No less than 120 secret service men now make their headquarters in Denver. Weather- Indications. Chicago. May 2S. Forecast for Kan sas: Showers tonight and Wednesday; warmer tonight and in east portion Wednesday. . TWO CENTS IN SECLUSION. Mrs. Erelyn esbit Thaw Leaves the Hot el Lorraine. She and Her Mother-in-law Take a House. TO STAY ALL SUMJIEK. Both Desire to Be Near Man in Prison. the Second Trial Will Not Beached Before Fall. B New Tork, May 28. Mrs. Evelyn Xesbit Thaw, who has made the Hotel Lorraine her home during the many months her husband, Harry K. Thaw, has been in the Tombs for the mur der of Stanford White, has left tha hotel, according to an announcement published today and with her mother-in-law, Mrs. William Thaw, has taken up her home in a house on Park ave nue, near Fifty-ninth street. Ther the two women, whose devotion to th prisoner was a marked feature of hi recent trial, will remain in seclusion for the summer, it is said, so as to b within call of the prisoner and to await event3 in his case. The second trial of Thaw will not be reached until fall. FRISCO GRAFT CASES. A Number of Persons Charged With Bribery Arraigned. San Francisco. CaL, May 2S- Interest in the "local graft" cases centered to day in the resumption of Mayor Schmitz's trial before Judge Dunne and in the expected appearance of G. H. Umbsen, Joseph E. Green, William Brobeck and Abraham Ruef before Judge Dunne to be arraigned on charges of bribery of supervisors in connection with the attempt of the Parkstde Tran sit company to secure a trolley fran chise. Theodore V. Halsey. former agent of the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph company, indicted on a separate count charging him with bribing Supervisor Sanderson, was also cited to appear before Judge Dunne for arraignment. It was arranged that F. G. Drum. Eugene Je baDia. jonn .Mar tin. Mavor Schmitz and Abraham Ruef should appear before Judge Lawler for arraignment on 14 counts charging bribery in connection with the gas rate ordinance. Prior to the resumption of ths Schmiw trial Attorney Slessingon ap peared for Mr. Halsey in the matter of the indictment charging the bribery of Supervisor Sanderson. Mr. P'essing stated that Attorneys D. M. Delmas. W. P. Humphrey and himself would de fend Halsey and asked that the namj of Mr. Delmas be entered as one of the attorneys of record for the defend ant. He said Halsey was in court ready for arraignment on this indict ment: but through a clerical error the case had not been entered on the cal endar, so the arraignment was set or tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. In order to allow Mr. Delmas to ex amine the ten indictments previously returned against Halsey and the transcribed testimony before the grand Jury arraignment on these counts was postponed until Saturday. June 1. SEES THE STOCKYARDS. General Kuroki's Tour of Sightseeing Is Now Nearly Complete. Chicago. May 28. General Baron Kuroki and staff today began a four days' round of sight seeing in and around Chicago, with a tour in automo biles through the south side parks and boulevards. They next made a mtnut inspection of the great packing plants at the stock yards. Every detail of the shipping, buying, slaughtering and pre paring for market of cattle, hogs and sheep was explained to the Japanese who showed much interest and asked many questions. The party were ten dered a luncheon at the Saddle and Sir loin club- , General Kuroki and staff also calied on Mayor Busse. ' This afternoon Japanese residents or . Chicago entertain their distinguished countrymen and General Kuroki and staff will be guests at a dinner at tn home of the Japanese consul. Tomorrow the party will go to Mil waukee. Thursday and Friday will be devoted to visits to industrial plants and great mercantile establishments oC Chicago, the University of Chicago aM other educational institutions and Sat urday the party will resume their home ward journey. BLOWN FROM TRACK. Torpedo Exploded Ender a Car Load ed W ith Passengers. Chicago, May 28. Two men were bad ly injured by broken glass and a score of others sustained slight injuries early today when a street car on the Calumet Electric railway was blown from the tracks by a torpedo at Ninety-third street and South Chicago avenue. The explosion lifted the car bodily and . i i : .-. v. a mnH The car was Jammed with men going to work in the ateel works ana in in eued many were thrown down and trampled upon. A rumor which found some credence was that the torpedo was planted with the design of blowing tip prospective passengers on the gambling boat City of Traverse, whose landing place is about a block away, the theory advanc ed being that it was planted either by religious fanatics or by rivals of the City of Traverse crowd. The police have found no evidence to substantiate this report. Frost in Kentucky. Lexington. Ky May 28. A heavy frost fell U over eastern and central Kentucky last night. It is feared that it killed 'all fruit and early vegetables. This is the coldest weather ever known In this section at this season of tha year.