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EVERYBODY 10 PAGES LIU ruci READS IT. NEEDS IT. I LAST EDITION. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. MAY 30, 1907. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS GOOD RAIN FALLS. Kansas Is Given a Long Needed Soaking. Begins Last Night and Con tinues Today. GENERAL IX EAST. All Sections Far West as New ton Favored. Extends From Canada to Gulf of Mexico. The drouth which has existed In the central portion of the United States all spring- has at last been broken by a rain which is general and extends from the Gulf of Mexico on the south' to British America on the north. The weather indications for a week past have Indicated just such a condition as now exists with an abundance of moisture. There has been a Series of lows re corded by the barometers located in the district mentioned for a week past and at last these seem to have united and the rain is falling in the district as a lesult. The weather conditions- in this locality have been threatening for a week past with local showers nearly every day but they have been so light that they have been of but little real benefit. Rain began falling in Topeka shortly befor9o'clcklast night and though the shower lasted but a few moments. this one was followed by others until midnight when a drizzling rain set in . which has continued since that time and at 9 o'clock this morning .57 of an inch of precipitation was recorded There are no indications that the storm is abating and on the contrary every thing points to a general rain for all parts of the state. The early reports from the Santa Fe telegraph department indicate a gen eral rain all over the south and east ern portion of the state, extending as far west as Xewton and as far north as Concordia. The Rock Island offices leport a general rain ail over the east ern half of the state, eastern Colorado, Indian Territory and the Panhandle district, but no rain in Oklahoma. "For the past week the weather con ditions have been just what might be expected to precede a general rain." paid Col. Jennings of the United States weather bureau in this city, "and there is but iittle doubt that the drouth conditions have been broken and that this section of the country will receive an abundance of moisture from now on. "'This rain will be of great benefit to the state in general and is falling sicw- ly and sinking into the soil as it falls' and not running off into the streams. There is but little doubt that other rains will follow this one within a few days, and that there will be an abundance of moisture unless the conditions change greatly and that at once." 1 "rtni Over tile State. Salina. May 30. A heavy mist pre vails at this point and the indications are that rain will fall during the day. Kilsworth, May 30. Rain has been falling in this section of the state since 4 o'clock this morning and the heavily clouded sky indicates that the storm is general. Wilson. May 30. So far this part oi me state has been missed by the rain which seems to be general about us. tnough the sky is clouded and the Indications are that a needed rain will begin falling most any lime. ivansas lu.v. May 30. The rain which began falling last night con tinues today and seems to be general over western Missouri and eastern Ivansas. Manhattan. May 30. A light driz zling rain is falling this mornine with the indications of a heavy downpour later. St. Marys. May 30. This section of the state has been visited by one of the heaviest storms of the season which stiil continues. The precipita tion so far has amounted to a little more than two inches. Excelsior Springs, May 30. Rain has been failing in this section of the etate most of the night and there is no signs that the storm is abating. Paxico. May 30. Rain is falling this morning though the fall so far record ed has amounted to less than an Inch. Dodge City. May 30. Rain has been falling in this locality during the past 12 hours and so far has amounted to nearly two inches. Rossvi'ie. May 30. A fourth of an Inch of rain fell here during last night and this morning and the indications are that mere is to follow. Delia. May 30. The indications are that this branch of the Union Pacific has been visited with a good rain which has soaked into the ground as it has fallen. Council Grove. May 30. A steady light rain has been failing in this sec tion since midnight and continues at this time. Paxico. May 30. It is raining at this point and the conditions indicate that we will receive all the moisture needed before the sun shines again. Abilene. May 30. Rain began fall ing at 6 o'clock this morning and has continued without abatement since that time. Beloit, May 30. A light rain fell in this locality Wednesday afternoon ana the indications this morning are that more will follow today. Minneapolis. May 30. A drizzling rain began falling last night about 6 o'clock which has continued at inter vals since then. Herington. May 30. Rain began faliing last night at midnight and re ports indicate that it has been general over this section of the state. Marion. May 30. This section of the state was visited by a light rain during the night and today the sky is clouded and the indications are that rain may begin falling at most any moment. McLouth. May 30. Half an Inch of rain has fallen since six o'clock this, morning and there is no sign of cessa tion. Xortonville. May 30. A general rain prevails at this time and so far has amounted to half an inch. Carbondate, May 30. A light sprinkle of rain occurred about midnight and since that time the precipitation has amounted to half an Inrt. Burlineame, May 30. The drouth In this section of the state was broken by a rain which began just before midnight last night and so far has amounted to fraction more than half an inch. Valencia. May 30. A gentle drizzling rain has been falling since 11:30 last night which measures half an inch. Alma, May 30. Rain has been fallin at intervals since nine o'clock last night. Overbrook, May 30. Rain which be gan falling about midnight last night continues and the precipitation at this time measures half an Inch. Scranton, May 30. It began drizzlin here last night about 11 o'clock and has kept steadily at it sine? that timo. Xewton, May 30. Rain has been fail ing at this point since some time during the night and the Indications are that it is general In this sectica of the state where it is badly needed by the wheat as well as other crops. Auburn, May 30. Rain began falling last night about 11 o'clock and has con tinued since, the precipitation amount ing to an inch and one-half at nine o'clock this morning. Watson, May 30. An inch and one half of rain has fallen this morning and the indications are that the storm has just commenced. Dover, May 30. Almost an Inch or rain has fallen since midnight last night and the downpour continues. Grantville. May 30. The storm com menced In this locality about half an hour before midnight and continues, the precipitation amounting to an inch and one-half. Menoken. May 30. It has been raining in this locality since about 4 o'clock this morning, the precipitation amounting to half an inch so far but there are no signs that the storm is abating. Wakarusa, May 30 A litle more than half an inch of rain has fallen since two o'clock this morning and the indications are that the storm has just commenced. Meriden. May 30. Rain has been fall ing steadily sines 9 o'clock last night and the precipitation so far amounts to an inch and one-half. Rock Creek. May 30. There has been a light drizzling rain falling all night which has amounted to an inch and one-half and the storm is not over. Valley Falls. May 30. An inch and or.e-half of rain has fallen since nine o'clock last night and there is nothing ' to indicate that it is over. Berryton. May 30. Rain Began ian- ine- shortly after midnight last nlgnt. and since then the precipitation has amounted to a little more than an Inch. Seabrook, May 30. Rain began fall ing in this locality about 3 o'clock this morning and has continued since, the precipitation amounting to half an Inch. Richland. May 30. A drizzling rain has been falling since 3 o'clock this morning and there are no signs of abatement. The precipitation so far has amounted to an inch. Hoyt. May 30. Half an Inch of ram has fallen since midnight and a slow drizzle prevails at this time. Holton. May 30. A drizzling rain which continues began falling about 5 o'clock this morning and so far has amounted to half an inch. Adrian, May SO. This section of the state was visited by a much needed rain last night and this morning. Lawrence. May 30. Half an inch of rain has fallen since midnight and the storm continues without signs of abate ment. Oskaloosa. May 30. A drizzling rain began falling this morning shortly af ter punrise and so far has . amounted, to a quarter of an inch. Garden City. May 30. A rain which seems to be general in this part of the state is falling at this time and the precipitation has amounted a little more than an inch. Syracuse. May 30. A general rain Is falling over this part of the state which will be immense benefit to the growing crops as many of them were beginning to show, the need of moisture. Lakin. May 30. A good rain has fall en during the night and morning which will be of great benefit to the growing sugar beeta. So far the precipitation has amounted to less than an inch. Hutchinson, May 30. Rain Is falling in this city and the indications are tnai the what belt is receiving a good drenching just when it is the most needed. Osage Citv. May 30. Rain has been falling during the past 12 hours and the indications are that It will con tinue for the remainder of the day at least. Emporia. Mav 30. Rain began falling pome time during the night and has continued at intervals since then. Up to the noon hour today there has been no sessation of the drizzling rain which began falling in 'lopena eariy last night, though the precipitation has amounted to less than an Inch. The sky is heavily draped with rain clouds and the indications are that the storm will continue the remainder of the day. This is strengthened by the forecast sent out by the weather department of Fhowers and threatening weather. BOUNDARY RESERVE. Tlie President Establishes One Sixty Feet in Width. Washington, May 30. The president has issued a proclamation creating a reservation sixty feet in width along tho entire northern border of Mexico, in cluding the state of California and the territories of Arizona and New Mexico. The purpose of the reservation is de clared In the presidential proclamation to be the suppression of smuggling across the international line. Private entries in the line of the projected reservation and such portions of it as are needed for roads are reserved from the operation of the order. Since the abolition of the old "Zona Libre" or free zone between Mexico and the United States, it has been found In creasingly difficult to prevent smug gling across the boundary, hence the presidential proclamation. PEORIA WANTS HIM. Bob Burdette's Regiment Would Hold Reunion for Roosevelt. Peoria. III., May 30. If President Roosevelt can be induced to accept an Invitation to Peoria while he is on his western trip, the old Forty-seventh Illinois regiment will hold a reunion here. This is the famous regiment that carried a live eagle through the civil war. and there are but a few members who survive. Among those to be invited are: Bishop Ireland, who was chaplain; John B. Harlow, associated with the president on the civil service commission as lieutenant of the brigade: ex-Governor Lucius Hubbard of Minnesota, as the com mander, and Robert Burdette of Los Angeles, also was a member. Mrs. Roosevelt Goes Home. Oyster Bay. L. L, May 30. Mrs. Roosevelt, accompanied by Miss Ethel and Archio and a. maid, arrived last night on the gunboat Yankton. INTO NEW. HOME Independent Telephone Com pany Making Ready to Move. New Quarters "Wili Be Complete in West. Most CHANGE ON JUNE 15TII Force of 100 Girls Employed. Will Be Cost of Improvements Aggregate $100,000. Will "We expect to -be in our new ex change building by the 15th of June if everything goes right," said B. F. Pankey, president of the Independent Telephone company, as he stood in front of the new structure which has just been completed and watched the workmen engaged in laying cement walks. To a casual observer it would ap pear from the street as though but little was being done towards accom plishing this end, but once inside of the. building his mind would speedily be disabused. There Is a small army of electrical experts engaged in every department under the direction of Superintendent Xevin in forwarding the work with the greatest possible speed consistent with the installation of a plant of this kind. In the second story where tne Dat- teries and Insulation boards are lo cated a number of the most expert wire workers of the country are en gaged under the direction of B. E. Xiven, who is installing the plant for the American Telephone company of Chicago. In and out among the laby rinth of wires these men have worked for weeks, some of them suspended from the ceiling while others occupy every conceivable space about the building. The wires enter the building In cables from the alley on the north and are carried to the second floor where the work of distribution has already commenced. It is on this floor that they are first released from their lead container and find their way to the operating boards on the floor above. After they enter the building they are strung on insulation racks which afford protection from -lightning and chance connection with heavily charged electric light or street car wires. It is this board which affords protection for the exchange and adds to its fire proof condition. Here the wires find their way into smaller con- tainen-pf the same kind and are car ried to other parts of the building and a network of small cables is the re sult. The "changing over" of the wires will be a delicate and difficult task and subscribers may find the service slight ly impaired while this If being done. The work will, however, be done as ex peditiously as possible under the di rect supervision of W. P. Hemphill, secretary of tbe company and himself an electrical expert. Building I Fireproof. To an untrained mind the mass of wires mean nothing and the wonder is how order nnd accuracy can be brought out of the chaotic condition which seems to prevail. Every pos sible trouble has been anticipated and while the Edison company will fur nish the current for the exchange in case a break down should occur In that plant the Independent company has a natural gas engine of its own which will take the place and do the work of the Edison plant. Instead of supplying the current di rect as has been done in the past it will be carried to a storage tank and used as needed thus doing away with the "machine noise" Incident to the telephone exchanges of the city at the present time. The building Itself is a substantial three-story brick directly east of the state house snuare on Jackson street and besides being a model of its kind is as nearly fire proof as Is possible. All the glass used is of the wire laid fire proof variety and even the window frames and casements are of steel. There Is hardly a thing about the building which could be destroyed by fire even though the buildings near it should burn. Steel has entered largely into the construction of the Interior and all of the floors are cement while steel posts support the floors and roof, the build ing alone costing S33.000. The fixtures of the building includ ing the local board are finished in ma hogany. The floors of the office are of rubber inlaid while the carpets of the operating room on the third floor are of cork so that not a sound can be heard as the force moves about or the operators pass to and from their po sitions. . The office fixtures and furniture of mahogany and brass are the finest ever brought to the city for this pur pose and were manufactured -for the Independent Telephone company from original designs, at a cost of about $5.ooo. Xot a scrap of the furniture now In use wil be used about the new build ing as It has been sold to the manu facturers of the present outfit who will ship it to Billings. Mont., where it will be installed in a city almost the size of Topeka. Matron to Be Employed. The second floor of the building will be given over to the officers of the operating department of the exchange with the several superintendents and the girls employed as operators. A matron will be in charge of the de partment for the girls and while on this floor they will be under her direct supervision. Steel lockers have been provided for each of the operators and they are furnished with individual keys. One room is set apart for a hospital where the employes will receive attention in case of accidents or sickness while on duty. In another room arrangements have been made for the lunches of the operators, many of whom come from a distance and prefer to carry their meals with them. The top floor Is given over entirely to the boards, local and long distance, and this as well as all other depart ments is a model from a sanitary as well as the beauty standpoint. The local board which will accommodate 12.000 subscribers Is arranged In the form of an immense horseshoe with the open part to the east. It tM V arc that thtt crftlt imorOVft- ment has been made to the service of the company, as the work of the oper ators, has been reduced so that a girl will have but 240 telephones to care for in the place of 400 as at the pres ent time. This reduces the size of the board which each girl will have charge of and lightens her labors. There are 40 boards and 100 :rirls will be em ployed. The room Is light ana airy with' a skylight directly over the. main board and a half dozen electric, fans will as sist In providing for the comfort of the operators. Every few feet a large red electric elobe Is placed and when an operator wishes to leave her chair she presses an electric button and Is re lieved by a substitute sent by the chief operator whose desk is in the rear of the operators' room. An Information Department. Several new departments are contem plated. "We are arranging to install an information board." said W. P. Hemp hill, secretary of the company, "which will be of great benefit to our patrons. One of these is for the purpose of dis seminating information of all kind and I think that it will prove to be im mensely popular. "For this place we will have one of the best informed girls and she will be provided with every source of informa tion possible. When we get this depart ment working in place of. calling the chief operator all questions concerning Information will be referred to this desk. She will be expected to keep posted as to the arrival and departure of trains, the scores and standing of ball teams, the correct time of day, or night and a thousand and one things which we are constantly called on for information about." ' When completed and .In operation, which will not be later than the last of June, the Independent Telephone com pany will have a system second to none in the west. The cost has been close to J100.000. of this amount $35,000 has been expended in telephone equipment; $33, 000 for the building and $5,000 for office fixtures. All of the wires in the city will be taken down and cables used exclusively. In the business district the wires will be contained in the underground cable3 and the cables now in use will be used in the outlying districts in the place of copper wire. The cutting in of the ca bles will occupy several months but the work will in no way impair the service of the company and the customers will not know when it is dene excepting the fact that the service will be improved. ROBBED HIS SISTER. Man of Seventy Departs With Securi ties Worth $50,000. Indianapolis. May 30. The rob bery of $50,000 in stocks and bonds from a safety deposit vault belonging to his sister,. Mrs. Christina Xold. and flight to Cincinnath where he dis posed of $18,000 worth of his plunder, are the revelations of one day's search for Frederick William Hoehn, aged 70 years. The robbery was dicovered a week ago when Mrs. Xold. returned from a visit to Ohio. Going to her deposit vault she discovered it empty with the exception of one envelop containing the securities of a brewing eompany valued at $10,000. Suspicion was not Ldtrected to her asred brother until a letter was received from a Cincinnati broker making inquiries regarding stocks and bonds which he purchased from the old man who claimed to. be an a?ent for his sister. This broker arrived in Indianapolis today. He de clares he purchased $18,000 worth of the stocks and bonds. Hoehn's where abouts are unknown. AFTER THE SALOONS. Several Law and Order Meetings to Be Held in Leavenworth. Leavenworth, Kan., May 30. Mem bers of the ministers' alliance of Leav enworth met yesterday and perfected arrangements to have several law and order meetings held here next Sunday. Similar meetings, it is said, will be held in Atchison at a later date. There will be meetings in five churches here Sunday morning which will be addressed by J. K. Codding, F. S. Jackson, Attorney General C. W. Trickett, J. W. Breidenthal and C. L. Brokaw. Mr. Brokaw is a banker in Kansas City, Kan. There is to be one big mass meeting m ine opera house Sunday night, which will be ad dressed by C. W. Trickett. The meet ings are calculated to stir up a tem perance crusade. They are causing much anxiety among saloon men. Several saloonkeepers are preparing to close their saloons here and seek lo cations outside the state. REBELS DEFEATED. Chinese Government Forces Win Important Victor-. Canton, China, May 30. A severe en gagement has occurred between the provincial troops and a body of rebels resulting in a victory for the former. The rebels lost over a hundred men kill ed and the government forces captured the rebel leader together with a number of flags and considerable ammunition. Two additional troops have been sent to Chachou, where the malcontents are active. The Chinese gunboat Sumhong, hav ing on board the Fifteenth regiment of Chinese troops, has sailed from here for Swatow to defend that city against a possibia attack on the part the rebels. Coloratlo Buried in Snow. Colorado Springs. Colo., May 30. The most unseasonable weather on record prevails in central Colorado. The moun tains this morning are white with snow which fell during the night. The cog road up Pike's Peak is having great difficulty in keeping its line open by reason of the great snow drifts. At Cripple Creek yesterday a heavy wet snow fell to a depth of several inches. Two Dead Girls and a Gun. Bloomington, III., May 30. Early today the authorities discovered evi dence of murder and suicide in the case of Cora and Carrie Leaderbrand. whose bodies were found In a creek near Sprirgfie'.d. A revolver was found in the creek and it is believed one girl killed the other and then committed suicide. A I-arge Class at Chapman. Chapman, Kan., May 30. The Dickin son high school graduated twenty-six students last night. All are farmers' eons and daughters. NO GRAVEMISSED The Homes of 18,000 Dead Strewn With Flowers An! Decorated With American Flags at Arlington. IN BANDS OF CREPE National Colors Are Displayed From Thousands of Homes And the Fublic Buildings of the Country's Capital. Washington, May 30. With solemn ana impressive ceremonies. Memorial Day was observed in the national cap ital on a more elaborate scale than usual. Business was suspended and people of all -classes united in per petuating the memory of the thou sands of heroic dead in the eight na tional cemeteries in this vicinity. Sol diers'' monuments and ttatues on the government reservations were flag draped; flags on all the public build ings were at half mast and the na tional colors, with the folds caught in the bands of crepe, were displayed from hundreds of private residences. - Notwithstanding the absence of the president, who has been a conspicuous figure in several previous Memorial Day exercises, the arrangements at Arlington were elaborate. The day's programme included a parade of the G. A. R. posts, the Old guard, Spanish War Veterans, other patriotic organ izations and the militia of the District of Columbia, headed by the United States marine band; decoration . of monuments and graves, and addresses by men prominent in public life. At the national cemetery at Arling ton, overlooking the Potomac, the principal exercises took place. There the patriotic organizations formed in line and at the gates were greeted by a national salute fired by a battery of the United States field artillery. The 18,000 graves in the cemetery were strewn with flowers and each grave mrked by a tiny American flag, wo men of the societies auxiliary to the various organizations, having been en gaged In the patriotic work from early morning. A touching feature of the ceremony was the decoration of graves in the part of the cemetery where lie the Confederate dead. The tomb of the "unknown dead was decorated by a special committee and there the Marine band rendered a dirge, the same program being fol towed in the section allotted to the Spanish war dead, and a wreath plac ed on tne- anchor of the battleship Maine. Later in the Amphitheatre, with a large crowd present, the - im pressive service for the soldier dead was conducted. The program arrang ed, interspersed by selections of the United States Marine band included singing of sacred and patriotic songs. reading of Lincoln's Gettysburg address by Rev. H. X. Couden, chap lain of the house of representatives, read "The reveille," (Bret Harte) by Colonel John Tweedale, U. S. A.; ora tion by Comrade James Tanner, past commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., and "America" by the band, chorus and entire assembly. Following these exercises the un veiling of the monument to the mem ory of Major General Joseph A. Mow er, by the Army of the Tennessee, took place under the auspices of that so ciety. United States Senator William Warner of Missouri presided. Former United States Senator John M. Thurs fon, of Xebraska, was the orator of the day at the exercises at the Brightwood cemetery. Under the auspices of the various posts of the G. A. R.. memorial ex ercises were held in the District of Col umbia at the Soldiers' Home, Congres sional, Oak Hill, Holyrood, Mount Olivet. Glenwood, St. Elizabeth asy lum. Rock Creek, Harmony, Prospect Hill. St. Marys and Battleground cem eteries. Official programs were carried out at each cemetery. KUROKI TAKES PART. The Baron Placed a Wreath on the Tomb of Lincoln. Chicago. May 30. Memorial exercises in honor of the nation's dead were held to day at all the cemeteries around Chicago, at Ft. Sheridan and at Lincoln Park. around tbe Lincoln monument. Flowers and flags were placed on the graves of all of the 4,000 soldiers of the union and of those who fought for the confederacy. From Rose Hill, where 960 soldiers are buried, to the cemeteries where but three or four are interred, bands of veterans and ladies paid their annual tribute to the dead soldiers and listened to addresses extolling patriotism and exalting the memory of the dead. General Baron Kuroki, the hero of the Talu. accompanied by all the members of his party, took part in the Memorial day exercises, and in view of thousands of spectators, placed a wreath on the monument of Abraham Lincoln in Lin coln Park. Members of the United Confederate vet erans were in charge of services for dead confederate soldiers, many of whom are buried at Oakwood and other cemeteries, and were assisted in paying their tributes to the memory of their comrades by the veterans in blue. A parade of military, civic and frater nal organizations, in which nearly 7,000 veterans of the civil war took Dart, was one f eatures of the dar. The march of the veterans was brief, a few squares up Michigan avenue past the reviewing stand at Grant Park, where Governor Dineen, with bared head, re viewed the procession. But the state troops and other bodies taking part marched also through the downtown streets. Boston 4, Brooklyn 0. Boston. May 30. The local team won the morning ball game in the Na tional league from Brooklyn by the score of 4 to 0. Philadelphia 5, Xew York 2. Philadelphia. May 30. Philadel phia defeated the New Tork Giants in the Xational league morning game by the score of 5 to, 2. Xew York 3, Wasliington 1. . Washington. May 30. Xew York won the morning game from Washing ton in the American league by the score of 3 to 1. Philadelphia 3. Boston 1. Philadelphia. May 30. The local team won the morning game from Boston in the American ball league by the score of 3 to L HOTEL PORTERS STRIKE. They Demand All the Tips and $25 a Month. Xew York. May 30. The hotel por ters who have been talking strike for several weeks have quit in twenty of the largest hotels. They demand all the tips, which under the present sys tem they have to divide with the head porters and a minimum wage scale of $25 a month. The main object of the strike is the squelching of the head porters. The strike came so suddenly that the hotel clerks had to take a hand in moving the guests luggage. At the Waldorf-Astoria the bell boys were pressed into service. There was con siderable delay at some of the hotels before new men could be found, but the guests as- a rule took matters good humoredly. In all about three hun dred porters quit work. The hotel proprietors say their places will all be filled today. HOME IS WRECKED. A Charivari Party Keeps it Up for 12 Hours. Chicago, May 30. A dispatch to the Tribune from Sioux City, la., says: One hours din for each of the twelve children of a newly married pair, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, was furnished by 200 charivarists, who af ter keeping a section of the town awake all night, were dispersed by the police at daybreak. The record-breaking charivari was given because the man had seven chil dren and his bride, a widow, five. As a result of the twelve hours serenade. the bouse of the bride s father is al most wrecked, its porch torn off, win dows smashed, and screens torn down. The outbuildings were broken up to furnish clubs and tom-tom beaters. Piles of cans, pails, scrap iron, discs and clubs were left in the yard, giv ing the appearance of a cyclone. WAR BALLOON FOUND. Picked Up by Fishing Smack in Eng- list ChanneL London, May 30. A military balloon. piloted by Lieutenants Caulfleld and Leake of the Royal Engineers, which was sent up from Aider-shot camp May 28, during the review In honor of Prince Fushimi of Japan, was picked up by a fishing smack this morning in the Eng lish channel. The fate of the two offi cers is not known. A strong wind which was blowing at the time of the ascent. carried the balloon out of view and it was not again seen until sighted by coastguards the same evening near Ex- mouth, when being carried out to sea. GUILTY ON 33 COUNTS. Bank Teller Convicted of Making False Entries. Pittsburg. Pa., May 30. Thomas W. Harvey, former teller of the Enterprise National bank of Allegheney, Pa., was found guilty on 33 counts for making false entries of funds of the bank. The jury, after being out 12 hours. reached a verdict and the announcement was made at the opening of court today. George L. Ralston, former individual bookkeeper of the bank, is now on trial on charges of making false entries and abstracting funds of the bank. SIR. WOLLET ISN'T SLOW. County Attorney Brought Petitions for His Own Removal. The remarkable spectacle was pre sented in the attorney general's office Wednesday of a county attorney com ing to that office bearing a petition signed by several thousand citizens of his county asking for his own dismissal from the office of county attorney for failure to enforce the prohibitory law. ine county attorney who appeared in this remarkable capacity was D. H. Wolley of Crawford county. Mr. Wolley knew that tne petitions were being cir culated, and he also knew that he was coming to Topeka to make his defense. So he went and offered to bring the petitions with him, and the offer was accepted. The petitions charged that Wolley had failed and neglected to enforce the prohibitory law. But Mr. Wolley won t be ousted. He ucceeded in squaring himself with At torney General Fred S. Jackson. He assured Mr. Jackson that he was ready and willing to use every energy to en force the law, and evidently put up such a strong talk that he convinced the attorney general that he meant business. Mr. Jackson said today: I believe that Mr. W olley will do his duty. He has convinced me that he intends to enforce the laws and obey bis oath," HUGE EUCHRE PARTY. Players Number 7,500 at Affair In Aid of Church. Xew York. May 30. What probably was tne greatest eucnre party ever held in this country was engineered last night on the pier of Dreamland, Coney Island. The astonishing num ber of 7,500 men and women clustered about the cards. The Rev. John L. Belford, of the Church of the Xativity, Brooklyn, was in charge. The euchre was in aid of the church. GUESTS OF FAIRBANKS. President Roosevelt and Party Arrive a( Indianapolis. Indianapolis. Ind., May 30. The Big Four train carrying the president, vice president and members of the presi dential party arrived at 10:48 a. m. The party was met by a large reception committee in carriages and driven to the home of Vice President Fairbanks, where luncheon was served. Senator Hale in Hospital. Baltimore. Md., May 30. The con dition of Senator Eugene Hale of Maine, who yesterday underwent an operation-at Johns Hopkins hospital. was pronounced favorable today. FINDS 40,000 IDLE Report on the Labor Trouble in San Francisco. Two Thousand Clerks and Sales men Are Out of Work. 500 TELEPHONE GIRLS And 1,500 Laundry Workers Are on Strike. Laborers Out of Employment Walk Streets in Droves. San Francisco, Cal., May 80. Ac cording to the figures based on an in vestigation conducted by Harbor Com missioner H. V. Stafford there are ap proximately 40,000 persons idle in San Francisco as the direct result of the existing labor troubles. Stafford. who formerly was state labor com missioner, has submitted the follow ing report to Governor Gillette. The ban Francisco musicians' union has a membership of 900. At this time but 60 are working regularly. The ma jority of the members in the ui.ion are taking turn about for employment. Of about 6,000 clerks and salesmen in retail stores, two thousand are out of employment and those that are working get two days oft weekly, some with and some without pay. There are 12,000 iron workers, two thousand carmen, 500 telephone girls and 1,500 laundry workers out on strike. Ten thousand men of the building trades are out of work through strikes, lack of material and lack of money. Three hundred laundry wagon driv ers are out of employment as a result of the laundry workers' strike. Up to a month ao architects took draftsmen who could not speak Eng lish, and were glad to get them. Xow there are four or five applicants in every office daily and no work to be had. The restaurant business-is cut in half and the help diminished propor tionately. Four thousand laborers on street railroad work are laid off. They Walk the streets in droves, looking for work and congest the employment offices. New Police Commission Demanded. San Francisco, Cal., May 30. The Call says today: The commercial Interests of San Francisco have formally demanded the removal of the incumbent police com mission. The demand made upon Mayor Schmitz yesterday also Involves the appointment of a new police com mission from a list of names selected by that body of citizens which Is prac tically the rejuvenated and enlarged by the mayor himself. Accompanying the formal demand for the removal of the police commis sion was a list of names from which the mayor is expected to select the new board. The committee expects to receive the mflvflr'n decision InHnv. The demand for the removal of the police commissioners and the appoint ment of a new chief by their succes sors is the first tactical procedure by the business men's committee organ ized at the . suggestion of Governor Gillette for the restoration of law and order in this city. STAKES WORTH $25,000 Great Interest in the Race for Three. Year-Olds at Bcunont Xew York. May 30. Among the many sporting events scheduled for today chief interest centers about the Belmont stakes for three-year-old running horses, which is to be decided at Belmont Park. This prize has been contested for con tinuously for 40 years. The stakes are worth 125,000, of which sum $21,000 and a piece of silver plate worth $1,000 go to the winner. The piece of plate Is a superb oblong sterling silver tray, 28 inches long by 20 inches wide. It is em bellished with attributes of racing horse shoe, racing bits and sprays of laurel and palm. The tray contains over 22S ounces of silver. To win this rich prize, the horses must race one mile and three furlongs, the longest race of the spring. Five horses make up the field Superman, Peter Pan, Hickory, Frank Gill and Paumono K. The other sporting features of in terest include the league baseball games, the association regatta on the Harlem river and the roller skating champion ship at Madison Square Garden. OBJECT TO UNIFORM. Jamestown Visitors Refuse to Dane With the Marines. Xorfolk, Va, May 30. Replying to . the official cognizance taken by the navy department of the exclusion 'of enlisted men in uniform from the dancing pavilion at the Pine Beach rAcmp ofnlnin. Ih. -T a m A. t in. n T position grounds, the management of the pavilion today said that in ex cluding the enlisted men in uniform, it had no idea of discriminating against the service uniform, but that, owing to tne puonc prejudice againwt ciose association with the uniform, the pa trons of the dance pavilion had de clared they would withdraw if sailors were permitted on the floor. Only for the preservation of the profit and life r of the dancing concession, they added, had the United States seamen been excluded. PATRICK HENRY DAY. Bryan Is Orator of the Occasion at Jamestown Exposition. Xorfolk. Va., May SO. W'illiam J. Bryan arrived in Xorfolk last night and today will be the orator of the day at the celebration of "Patrick Henry day" at the Jamestown exposi tion. "Taxation Without Representa tion Is Tyranny," is the subject of Mr. Bryan's address. Weather Indications. Chicago. May 30. Forecast for Kansas: .Showers tonight and Friday.