TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE . 1, 1907.
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IV. B. Stubbs Calls Attention to
Issues on Which He Made Bace
Pleased With President's
Straight Out Talk.
Testing Kansas Sentiment on
the Taft Proposition.
W. R. Stubbs was in Topeka Friday,
and speaking of President Roosevelt's
speech in favor of federal charters for
railroads, which was the principal "is
sue" made by Mr. Stubbs in his race
for the senate last winter, and which
was the subject of an acrimonious
newspaper debate between Mr. Stubbs
and Balie P. Waggener, said:
"I am of course much pleased to
a I, ,. nxocfont furti a n 11 1 Rn AtrOnlY
for this plan of federal control of cor
porations, as It removes ine cause
will cure the evil.
"The corporation owned newspap
ers, together with Brother Balie Wag
gener. can now charge President
Roosevelt with havine railroad rabies.
being a demagogue, and all the other j
offenses credited by them to the pro
. gressive class of Republicans during
the past year or two.
"This is -he most radical position I
have ever taken with reference to any
legislation, and it is extremely grati
fying to me to know that President
Roosevelt considers it a sound, safe
and effectual remedy for the greatest
evil of the day."
The following is what President
Roosevelt said about the federal char
ter plan in his Indianapolis speech on
"There must be vested in the feder
al government a full power of super
vision and control over the railroads
doing interstate business; a power in
many respects analogous to and as
complete as that the government exer
cises over the national banks. It must
possess the power to exercise super
vision over the future- Issuance of
stocks and bonds, either through a na
tional incorporation (which I should
prefer) or in some similar fashion,
such supervision to include the frank
publicity of everything which would
be investors and the public at large
noi-. a .- i I. 1 .-. . T-i . ,
rnvmmi.n -ni k i.i ,
vent all overcapitalization in the fu-
Mr. Stubbs' declaration in favor of
the federal charter was made in sev
eral open letters to the public during
the Balie Waggener controversy. Mr.
Stubbs said in part:
"The remedy for over and fictitious
capitalization as well as the combina
tion and the consolidation of corpora
tions for the purpose of destroying
competition seems plain and clear to
my mind, and I am of the unniinliflerl
opinion that the Kansas delegation in
congress should advocate and if nos-
sihle secure the enactment of a federal j
sratute providing that every corpora- estates whose heirs were missing or
tion engaged in interstate business ! unknown. The plan of the con
shall secure a federal charter, and spirators who operated chiefly In
providing in that charter that no '. Odessa and Warsaw, was to obtain
Ptocks, bonds or securities can be is- j possession of such estates by the use
sued without the approval and under of fraudulent documents or by bring
the direct supervision of the depart- ing forward false heirs. An order
rnent in charge. The charter might I placed with an engraver of Vienna for
also include among other conditions ! a duplicate of an official seal led to the
anti-discrimination and anti-consolida-I discovery of the frauds. -The persons
Hon features, if. after careful invest!- implicated sre said to have derived
Ration, such provisions were deemed i about $500,000 from the swindles,
necessary and advisable, the r-har-tri .
to be revoked on violation of Its terms i
or conditions. j
"Every comorfltinn in t-i-j 1
States can be controlled as effectually,
completely and as satisfactorily as the .,
national bank, if congress can be in-! Strlke of Ten Th0"11 Iron Workers
duced to support a measure that is S Settled in San Francisco.
founded on solid rock and constructed i
entirely within the spirit and meaning ' ,
of our constitution. The difficulty is I San Francisco, June 1. The first
not and has not been in framing a bill 1 rift ln tne series of strikes and un
that is sound, conservative fair and 1 settled" labor conditions which have
effective. The indications are that the overshadowed San Francisco for many
tremendous influence of the corpora- ! weeks appeared when the strike of
tlons in politics and the fear of the i 10,000 iron workers was amicably set
politicians of Incurring thpir icu.o- tied. The men went out several weeks
ure is the milk of the cocoanut." i
Just before President Roosevelt '
made his speech endorsing the position '
taken by Mr. Stubbs. the Kansas state i
bankers' association, composed of the I
tuuscrvaiive men in the state
passed a resolution strongly endorsing
the federal charter plan as advocated
by Mr. Stubbs.
Congressman Calderhead, of the Fifth
district, who has a well earned repu
tation for standing up for what he
thinks is right, regardless of what his
cuiiBiiiuenis want him to do, is now
said to be hostile to Taft for the Re-
puDiican presidential nomination. Of
c-ourse ir. jaiaernead does not say
that he is fighting Taft. He is non
committal on all political matters. But
those who claim to have penetrated his
armor belt of reserve declare that the
Fifth district congressman is far from
being a Taft man. It is likely that
Calderhead will line up for Fairbanks
Calderhead is the political enigma of
Kansas. He is a defender of trusts and
railroads, an enemy of organized labor,
and a "stand patter" on the tariff, and
yet he represents a district of the state
of Kansas which disagrees with him
on all these issues.
C. S. Watts, representing the Cleve
land Leader, was in Topeka Friday
testing the public pulse of Kansas on
the Taft proposition. He finds it nor
mal, indicating a healthy state of de
velopment for the Taft boom. Mr.
Watts has visited every state west of
Ohio -during the past few weeks, and
will now start out on a tour of the
eastern states. He expects to visit ev
ery state in the Union. The Cleveland
Leader is friendly to Taft.
Mr. Watts interviewed a number of
the leading politicians in the city to
day, and ln speaking of the general
results of his work, said:
"Throughout the entire western and
central portions of the Unlu.d States,
the sentiment is almost unanimous that
the country wants some presidential
candidate- satisfactory to Roosevelt.
Taft is the man who seems to satisfy
the majority of people, and to receive
the bulk of the endorsement of the
friends of Roosevelt.
"In Illinois there is a good deal of
talk about giving Cannon the compli
mentary votes of the state, but the ,
real question at issue is who will be
second choice. An effort Is being made
to deliver the state to Fairbanks, but
I do not believe it can succeed.
Kansas is the banner Taft state. I
believe. I did not hear a suggestion
of opposition to the secretary in Kan
sas. There are politicians there, of
course, who are merely 'for' him and
not "fur him, but they all have their
ears to the ground and are not making
any mistake about the positions they
are taking publicly. From the stand
point of the friends of Taft, the Kan
sas situation is particularly pleasing
because a large part of the sentiment
there is primarily Taft sentiment, rath
er than Roosevelt sentiment that em
braces Taft incidentally.
"Vice President Fairbanks' lieuten
ants are at work in Oklahoma, Califor
nia, Washington, Utah and Colorado,
in particular, but it is difficult to see
how they will make any material pro
gress in the face of the overwhelming
administration sentiment which is not
readily reconciled with support of the
Indiana man. California may be con
trolled by the Southern Pacific railroad,
which means E. H. Harriman, and it is
the only one of the states mentioned
where it seems possible for the reac
tionary or ultra-conservative forces to
capture the delegation for Fairbanks.
In Utah the radical anti-Mormon ele
ment is planning to take a contesting
delegation to the national convention,
hut it is conceded that the regular del
egation will be with the administration
and for Taft. Colorado may prove to
be fighting ground, and it is possible
that the influences that made Simon I
Guggenheim United States senator may
dominate the selection of national dele-
. f "oolf
no means certain
ceenheim wants to sig
nalize his entrance into public life by
antagonizing an administration that is
so popular with the rank and file of
the people of all parties."
TO OUST CHIEF DINAN.
San Francisco Grand Jury Will Hold
it Special Session.
San Francisco, Cal., June 1. A spe-
cial session or tne grand jury win oe
held this afternoon at which Chief of
Police Jeremiah Dinan will be upon the
carpet. He has admitted that he has
been investigating veniremen in the
interests of Mayor Schmitz, now on
trial for extortion, and this will form
the basis of an accusation against the
The grand jury will, it is said, pre
fer formal charges against Dinan for
thus using his office to protect men in
the prosecution of whom he is sup
I posed to assist and will ask that he be
I removed from office. It does not lie
i within the power of the grand jury to
oust the chief, but it can file charges
j and place evidence in the hands of the
police commission or the courts which
may compel action
L Vv,- ' , T,
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was made in open
open court yesterday by
District Attorney Langdor
FIND $500,000 GRAFT.
Russian Officials Discover a Con
spiracy to 'Defraud,
Odessa. June 1. A sensation ' has
been caused here by the arrest of a
number cf officials and well known
lawyers who for several years have
been entraired in a consoiracv to de-
fraud the state of the revenue from
BACK AT OLD WAGES.
ago to enforce a demand for an eight
hour work day and an increase in
wages. This resulted In closing the
Union Iron works, the Fulton Iron
works, and all the foundries, machine
shops and iron. works, not only in San
Francisco, but in all tne bay cities.
The men return to their work upon
the same ' conditions of hours and
wages provided when they struck, and
which shall remain In effect for eight-,
POLLOCK BUYS PROPERTY
Federal Judge Pays $25,000 for Kan
sas City Realty.
Kansas City, Ji ne 1. John C. Pollock,
United States district judge for Kan
sas, is an investor in Kansas City real
estate. He has bought a 50 foot tract,
100 feet north of Fifteenth street on the
east side- of McGee street.
The purchase price was $25,000. $300 a
foot. The grantor. was Ludwig Stoel
slng. The deal was made by Trower &
Richards, real estate dealers In the Hall
building. Judge Pollock will improve
the property by the erection of a busi
ness building. . .
Admiral Coghlan Never ' Regretted
Going Into the Navy.
New York, June 1. Rear Admiral
Joseph Bullock Coghlan, U. S. N..
who will retire today from active ser
vice and from the post of comman
dant of the New York navy yard, de
clares that If he had his life to go over
again he would re-enter the United
States navy; that it Is the finest organ
ization of its, kind in the world and
that It holds out greater inducements
to the young men of this country than
does the navy of any other nation.
Chicago, June vl. Forecast for Kan
tap: Fair tonight and Sunday; warmer
ln west portion tonight.
OUT IN THE WORLD
Seventy-Five High School .Stu
dents Graduate. .
Large Audience Greets Them at
. the Auditorium. . :'. '
IIEKO ON PLATFORM
He Summarily Disposes of an
Bev. W. F. Anderson Delivers
Address to the Class. .
Graduating exercises of the June
class of 1907 of the Topeka high
school were held last night in the au
ditorium. This class numbered seventy-five,
and .as is usually the case
the girls outnumbered the boys, there
being forty-three girls in the class and
thirtv-two bovs. And to a vonnir Hri
Miss Margaret Welcome went the ex-
-""6'. "6" nouor oi ransiiis nrsi
in mis large class. .Dividing the hon
ors of second rank were Miss Florence
Ruth White. Miss Alice Edna Skinner
and Karl V. Davidson.
An audience of -unusual size, com
prising the relatives and friends of the
Bid.uudi.es, was present at tne exercises
to attest by their presence and with
applause whenever the opportunity
presented Itself their appreciation of
the efforts of- the graduates in the ac
complishment of four years of rather
And an- extremely pleasing picture
was presented to this audience by the
graduates when they marched through
, ui me Dunaing ana toojc
sears on tne stage. To music on the
pipe organ, at which W. F. Roehr pre
sided, they marched in single file from
tne northwest and southwest corners
of the auditorium and down the cen-
ter aisle to the front of the stage
where they passed under a large arch
of flowers which had been erected
there. . Then they separated to either
side of the stage and took seats on the
platform. Preceding the graduates in
this march were thirty of the sub-senior
girls, fifteen on a side, and each
side carrying a long daisy chain which
was emblematic of the colors of the
graduating class, green and white.
These sub-seniors stretched their daisy
chain from one end of the center aisle
to the other and the graduates march
ed down through this sort of a living
All of the girl graduates were gown
ed in dresses of the purest white, ev
ery one of which was a creation by It
self, and each of the girls carried a
cluster of American Beauty roses in
her left arm. All of the boys were
dressed in suits of black and Wore
sprigs of alfalfa in their buttonholes.
As soon as the graduates reached the
center aisle in their march to the stage
they were greeted with hearty ap
plause from the audience and this con
tinued until they reached the stage
and had taken their seats.
L. D. Whittemore, city superintend
ent of schools, presided at the exer
cises which were opened with an in
vocation by Rev. Frank X. Lvnch,
pastor of the First Methodist Episco
pal church. While Mr. Lynch was of
fering up a fervent prayer, a jet black
dog. a half grown and ungainly pup.
bobbed up on the front of the stage
from apparently nowhere. He was
unmuzzled and was of an inquisitive
nature, for he went from one end of
the stage to the other, nosed in all
corners and tried to get a sympathetic
pat from many of the graduates on the
front row but without avail.- As soon
as Dr. Lynch had concluded his pray
er one of the boy graduates collared
the pup and carried him off the stage.
He was vigorously applauded for his
To those who believe in sighs this
unexpected coming, of the black dog
was looked upon as a happy augury
for the graduates. "Tis said that when
a strange black animal crosses .one's
path at the outset of a journey, that
journey is bound to be a success. And
that the members of the graduating
class feel that their finish of school
work is but the beginning of a lone:
and serious journey is evidenced by
their motto which ts ".Not finished;
but just begun."
There was another selection on the
pipe organ by Mr. Roehr which was
followed by Mr. Harry C. Fribble with
a tenor solo. This was followed with
an address to the graduates by the
Rev. William F. Anderson, D. D., cor
responding secretary of the Board of
Education of the Methodist Episcopal
church. Dr. Anderson took for his
subject "Life A Conquest." He re
ceived $50 and considerable applause
for his effort and announced that he
would charge nothing extra for a dis
sertation he gave on the . culture of
At the conclusion of the address Mr.
Pribble. sang another solo and then
the exercises were brought to a close
with the presentation of the much cov
eted diplomas to the graduates. Rev.
F. E. Mallory, president of the board
of education, performed this service in
a most happy fashion.
Following are the names of the
Grace Knight Anderson, Mary Em
ma Anderson. Grace Rebecca Berry,
Ernest Frederick Beine, Bart O. M.
Bonebrake, Gladys Anita Boyle, Mon
ica Agnes Bresette, Earl Godfrey
Brown. Mabel Buckman, Anna Eileen
Butterly, Henry Webb Carr, Edna
Belle Campbell, Chester Clyde Chal
mers, Birdie Chandler, Lola Vern
Childs, Ray Ernest Cope, Alfred Ben
ton Crossley, Karl V. Davidson, Frank
lin H. Durant, Susie Dusenberry, Ar
thur P. B. Ekstrom. William Earl
Frantz, Mary Dallas Gage, William
Fred Gilluly, Erma Gordon, Ruth Jane
Grandon, Corine Alberta Gunther,
Grayce Trever Helnsman, Helen Day.
Henderson. Dorothy Louise Hoffman,
Dwight G. Hulburd, Edna Louise
Hulse, Edward A. Ingram, - Francis
Leonard Johanson, Eva Elizabeth Kel
ley. Hiram Webster Kingsley, Dora R.
Lovitt, Jennie Clement Maxwell, Mar
Ian McGaw, Charles Sherman Metzger,
Bertha E. Mix. Edward L. Mooney,
Dorothy Morris, Helen Ruth Morrow,
Myrtle Albert Morthland, Henrv Theo.
Motin. Erne J. Mulford, Donald Moh
ler Nelswanger, Mary Overholt, Ralph
Sherman Parr, Roy Payne. Maude
Reed, Lester Alonzo Ringgenberg,
Clement Kelso Roose. Robert J. Roper,
Alice Edna Skinner, Mildred Ella
Smith, Alice Elizabeth Stout. Charles
Earl Strong;, Margaret Ann Swan,
r.ieanor Vara Tasker. Cora Meda
Trimmer, Anna Troutman, Edwin Van
Houten, George Dahoney- Villee, Edna
Jessie Walker, Grace Elizabeth Wal
worth, Mary Jeanette Watts. Margaret
welcome, Ralph Hodge Wetherdee,
Lillian Marie Wetterskbsr, Florence
Ruth White. George B. - Wilbur, Ruth
D. Woodford. Theodore,. Thomas Zer
cher. - . ,
SANK IN COLLISION.
Steamer Selwyn Eddy Goes Down
Feet From Shore. j ;.
Detroit. June 1. The steamer
Selwyn Eddy was sunk in the Detroit
river today in a collision with the.
steel barge Maida, owned by the
United States Steel corporation. Im
mediately after the collision the Eddy
headed for the Canadian shore and the
steamer sank 50 feet from shore in 25
feet of water with her main deck sub
merged, but a short distance.
IS SUED BY EAGLES.
County Attorney of Allen, Who Raided
a Private Car. in Trouble.
' Leavenworth, Kan., June 1. C. J
; afternoon to take depositions in a pro
hibition case and before leaving town
two personal damage suits were filed
against him. While the Leavenworth
Eagles were in Iola attending their
annual state convention May 15, seven
teen cases of beer were seized in their
private car and eight members of the
order were arrested. Peterson came
here yesterday and started to take the
depositions of members of the Eagle
lodge, to determine who owned
beer seized -in Iola. ,v
The taking of the depositions was
dragged out as Ions as possible to af
ford attorneys time to prepare peti
tions and file-them in personal' damage
suits so as to get personal service on
Peterson. The suits were filed by
John J. Brown and Samuel Healer for
$3,000 each. They allege that they
were arrested at the Instance of Peter
son. whose action was malicious ana
without cause. Brown is a bookkeep-
er and ex-state president of the Eagles.
Samuel Healer is a joint keeper.
Should the damage suits ever come to
trial they will be tried 'in the district
SUIT FOR $600,000.
The Parrott Mine Case" is Settled Out
, of Courts -
New Haven, Conn., June 1. A set
tlement of the suit of Franklin Far
rell of Ansonia tt al. against Thomas
Wallace et al. over transactions in the
stock of Parrott mine which has been
in court since May, 1905.' is announced.
Tht; basis of'tho agreement- is not
known. The amount of money in
volved was""$600,OOTj; which" ti"a8
claimed as a balance on the sale of
shares of the Parrott Silver and Cop
per . CTtriBany of Montana, the com
plaint in the - case alleging that in
February, 1899, an agreement, was en
tered into between the " plaintiffs and
the defendants whereby the latter
were to have the right to sell the stock
at $50 a share, they to be allowed 2
per cent on the amount received, no
commission to be given unless all the
shares were sold at $50.- The stock
was held at the time, according to the
complaint, as follows:
Franklin Farrell. 62,694; Lillian
Clark Farrell, his wife, 20.000. and as
guardian 10,956 shares, and other
members of the family 17.809 shares.
The defendants, it is alleged, nego
tiated with William Rockefeller and
H. H. Rogers, of the. Amalgamated
Copper company, and to them later
sold the stock, Mr. Farrell having
obtained additional shares so that he
held control of the company aggre
gating 15,719 shares. The price at
which sale was made was $40, the
amount of -money being- reported at
$4,628,760. The suit--'was brought
upon the allegation - that the defend
ants received $600. -000 more than the
sum they reported. "Attorneys in the
case say the suit was ended through
agreement. . '- ' V s -
KUROKI MEETS FRIEND.
Sneuds a Quiet Day at Fox River
Chicago, June ,1. General Baron
Kuroki, after three dajs of entertaip
ment in Chicago .and Milwaukee, spent
most of the today quietly at the Fox
River Country club at Geneve, III., as
the guest of Colonel George Fabyan,
whom he met in Japan. General Ku
roki will attend a theater performance
this evening and he andhis party will
probably depart ' on thetr homeward
journey via Seattle tomorrow.
Since Chicago Changed From Cable
Cars to Trolley.
Chicago, June 1. A startling in
crease in the number of street Car ac
cidents since the trolleyizing of the
cable traction lines is shown in a re
port made by Hugo Grosser, city
statistician. Mr. Grosser attributes
the increase to the greater speed of
the cars since the abandonment of the
old cable system. . :
The police regulation of street
traffic, instituted recently by Chief
Shippy, has caused a "perceptible re
duction in certain classes of accidents,
although the. - experiment has been
given a trial of only a few -weeks.
During the first three - months of
t&ls year 339 accidents were caused
by street cars, compared with 234 accidents-
during the corresponding
period last year. The figures repre
sent only accidents to persons jump
ing on or off cars or who were in
jured through collisions between cars
and wagons. -
-That the conditions . are growing
worse continually is indicated by Mr.
Grosser's figures for April and May.
There were 22 3 "accictebS oft' street
cars reported by the potfee; in: April,
which is a record in any preceding
month. The full stMistttfJ -'"for May
have not been compiled, but Mr.
Grosser asserts they jviU ,show a pro
HAYWOOD IS ILL
Defendant in the Governor
Steunenberg Murder Trial
Suffers a Nervous Breakdown in
His Cell at Boise.
TWO DOCTORS CALLED.
For Some Days Past He Has
Complained of Headaches.
His Cries Could Be Heard in
Jail Yard Today.
Boise, Idaho, June 1. William D.
Haywood, the defendant now on trial
charged with the murder of former
Governor Steunenberg, was taken
seriously ill in his cell at the county
jail early this morning. Two doctors
were called and were with him for
several hours. It Is believed that the
prisoner is suffering a nervous break
For some days he has complained
of headaches and the guards at the
jail say he has shown signs of much
restlessness. It has been plain, they
say, that the strain of "jury , getting
j has been very hard. About 1, o'clock
i this morning the pains in the - head
I became acute. The physicians: were
called in at once and administered
opiates. Until these took effect, how
ever, Haywood was in great agony
and at times his cries could be heard
in the jail yard. At 8 o'clock this
morning Haywood was resting easy.
The physicians will report to Judge
Wood and it Is possible no court will
be held today.
The morning session of the trial was
abandoned on account of the Illness of
the prisoner. The doctors attending
Haywood and his counsel, both stated
that the Illness was not serious and
they believed he would be able to be in
court at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, to
which hour a recess was taken.
Haywood suffered severely during the
night and at 5 o'clock this morning the
county physician was summoned. He
called another doctor into consultation
and finally opiates were administered
to the prisoner. He had not recovered
from the effects of the morphine when
the hour set for the morning session
The news of Haywood's illness spread
quickly through the city and there were
but few persons in the court room
when the hour for convening arrived.
Judge Wood made the announcement
of Haywood's illness. He : said the
county physician suggested that the
prisoner might be able to. attend the
trial during the afternoon. ; ,.
Attorney Richardson - then j made a
statement as "to the nature of - the at
tack Haywood had suffered. He said
he. was sure it was nothing serious.
LThe administration of the opiates nec
essary to relieve the Intense pain, ne
declared; had left Hayjvood in a weak
ened condition arid ft was this -which
made 4t impossible -foc-the prisoner to
be in court this morning.
PACKERS BUYi DIRECT.
Armours Purchase 320 Cows from
the Cattle Raisers.
: Omaha, Neb.. June 1. The fight be
tween the packers and the live stock
commission men over the purchase of
"she stuff" subject to postmortem ex
amination, took a new turn today
when Armour & Co., purchased 320
cows direct from the cattle raisers,
subject to the new rule of the packers
governing this class of live stock.
Commission men at all yards are ad
vising shippers and raisers not to ship
stock until the new order Is rescinded.
This is the first break in the cattle
growers' line. Armour's manager said
the "she-stuff" was purchased at "nor
mal figures" but refused to state the
actual price. '
Commission dealers on the live stock
exchange are wrought up over the di
rect purchase by the packers from the
snippers niveau ui iumS m
RENTS ARE TOO HIGH.
Cost of Living Held Responsible for
Conditions in Frisco. .
San Francisco, June 1. That rents
and the cost of living are too high
and are primarily the cause Of the L
high wages demanded here and that
the percentage contract system was
largely responsible for the demoral
ized conditions in the building trades,
were the conclusions arrived at at a
meeting of a committee appointed by
the builders' exchange and a commit
tee from the realty board.
The two committees had been ap
pointed to consider ways and means
for bringing about a restoration of
normal conditions in the building
trades in this city. The committee
from the builders' exchange, headed
by James A. Wilson, submitted! a table
showing the scale of wages .paid in the
35 leading cities in the United States.
In nearly all trades It was- found that
the scale paid In ' San Francisco 'was
from 2Vs'to 15 cents an hour higher
than that' paid in Seattle, where was
paid the next highest scale.
SHE HAD A TEMPER
of Howard Gould's
Against His Wife.
New York. June 1. Two of the
counter charges In Howard Gould's
reply to his wife's suit for separation
have been' announced on the authority,
it is stated, of Mr. Gould. One is that
she is inordinately extravagant. The
other is that Mrs. Gould's temper was
a source of constant annoyance to Mr.
Gould and many times folaced him in
embarrassing . positions with his
friends, besides being a - barrier to
their domestic happiness.
Mr. Gould also says that his wife's
display of , jewels ln public, was a
source of annoyance to him.
THE SCN SHINES TODAY.
The Mercury Also ' Advances Several
There has been just enough pre
cipitation during the past 24 hours to
escape the trace record and-entitle it
to measurement ln the government
gauge which recorded .01 of an inch.
This fell in the form of a drizzle dur
ing the early hours of last night, and
discouraged the attendance at tne
street fair ln North Topeka. The sun
came out bright today.
The temperature has been steadily
rising since early morning and there
Is nothing in the forecast for Sunday
to indicate anything but the finest kind
of weather. The wind has been blow
ing from the north all day at the rate
of 20 miles an hour. "Fair today and
Sunday with a rising temperature in
the western portion of the state" is the
government forecast for the next 4
The temDeratures for today were:
7 o'clock 54111 o'clock .....64
8 o'clock . .' 57 12 o'clock 66
9 o'clock .....60 1 o'clock .....68
10 o'clock 62 2 o'clock 69
Waters-Pierce Oil Company Also
Ordered Out of Texas.
Austin. Texas, June 1. -The Jury to
day rendered a verdict for the state
of $1,623,900 penalties in the : ouster
suit of the state of Texas versus the
Waters-Pierce Oil company and grant
ed the prayer of the state -that the
oompany's'f permit to do business in
Texas should be cancelled. An appeal
will be asked for at once by the de.
WON'T SELL TO HEARST.
Walsh May Let the Chicago Chronicle
Go to Pulitzer.
Chicago, 111., June 1. Much mystery
attaches to the suspension of the Chi
cago Chronicle. There have been con
ferences and various rumors about its
successor, these narrowing down to W.
R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. Hearst
is especially anxious to secure the
Chronicle plant and Associated Press
franchise, but it is understood that John
R. Walsh refuses to sell to Hearst and
prefers to throw away an asset worth
at least $200,000. Hearst's representa
tive has announced that all negotiations
were off so far as his chief was con
John R. Walsh flatly declined to an
swer any questions which would clear
the situation. Meanwhile the employes
are rapidly being absorbed by other
Chicago papers. It is believed, however,
that Joseph Pulitzer will break in to the
Chicago field, the opportunity . being
especially good at this time.
CLOSE THE SALOONS.
Order of Attorney General to
Leavenworth Co. Attorney.
Leavenworth, Kan.. June 1. Attor-.
ney General Fred Jackson arrived here
today from Topeka and Issued an or
der to the county attorney directing
that all saloons be closed at once. He
supplemented this with the declaration
that unless his order is respected
forthwith he will take steps imme
diately to have It enforced.
Many saloons have - been operating
here despite ouster proceedings and
the appointment by the state supreme
court of receivers for property owned
by foreign brewing companies.
On Many Articles of Trade Between
United States and Germany.
Washington, June 1. The president
today issued a proclamation announc
ing the conclusion of a commercial ar
rangement between the United Stares
and Germany under the third section cf
the Dingley act. The proclamation is
brief, simply announcing the list of ar
ticles upon which the United States
grants reduced duties to Germany and
the undertaking of the German govern
ment to make reciprocity concessions.
A letter from Secretary Cortelyou da
ted April 9 is made public in which the
secretary said that the negotiations of
the proposed commercial agreement
would promote friendly relations and
would otherwise be of benefit to this
The state department also has maae
public an analytical statement of the
points of the new arrangement from
which it appears that about 40 articles
of American production, embracing
most of the articles of trade during
the past year are to be subject to the
minimum tariff rates upon admission
to Germany. Regret Is expressed that
it has not been possible owing to the
attitude of the German government to
secure the minimum tariff rates for ail
American products and it Is . said that
this concession can only be secured by
substantial tariff concessions by the
United States in the shape of a recip
rocity treaty subject to the approval of
congress. 1 ;
IS NOT HIS TURN.
Roosevelt Says Somebody Else
Must Run for President.
Eyersdale, Pa.,- June 1. At Rock-wood,-through
which town the presi
dent passed at 11:10 o'clock Mr.
Roosevelt shook hands with a hun
dred or more people.
. "Hope you -will be a candidate
again," shouted one man, to which the
president replied quickly, "Oh, no,
somebody else's turn next time."
Kuroki in Leavenworth June 4.
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 1.
Information-: was received at Fort
Leavenworth today . that General Ku
roki, the Japanese army commander,
will-be here Tuesday, June 4. There
will be a review of the troops in his
honor and he will be accorded every
military honor. His rank entitles him
to the same courtesies as a full general
in the American army.
TRADE M SLOW.
Spring and Summer Goods Ac
cumulate in Market
Owing to the Unseasonable
AT FULL CAPACITY.
Manufacturing Plants Show No
Curtailment of Output.
Railway and Structural Orders
New York, June 1. R. G. Dun and
Company's Weekly Review of trade
Seasonable merchandise goes Into
distribution slowly which causes ac
cumulation of spring and summer dry
goods and millinery In the hands of
dealers and retards collections, while
making operations for fall and winter
much more conservative. Manufac
turing plants are producing at full ca
pacity in most industries, orders ex
ceeding output far- into - the future..
More New England cotton mill -employees
have received advanced wages,
making the change -affect about 86,
000 persons. w
Another evidence of progress in cot
ton shipping was the Increase in quar
terly dividends at Fair River to 2.2 per
cent, against 1.32 last year and 2.14
per cent in 1902. the most nrosDerous
of recent years.
.Railway and structural orders are
the most urgent in demand for pro
ducts of steel, and as yet there is little
evidence of curtailed plans because of
unfavorable reports of the difficulty
experienced in raising funds for con
Unseasonable cold or wet weather.
with frosts throughout the north half
of the country, has again been a bar
rier to trade except in a few sections.
and the coldest May in thirty-five
years closes with large stocks of goods
undisposed of by retailers. There is
still general complaint that reorder
business from Jobbers and manufac
turers, especially in all kinds of wear
ing apparel, has been smaller than ex
pected and there is more manifest this
week a disposition to await develop
ments before embarking heavily for
the future, though the volume of busi
ness booked compares well with pre
Strikes are more in evidence wit
ness the continued interruption to
business at San Francisco, the linger
ing or the longshoremen s strike at
New York and smaller strikes of
southern- ear shops and street railway
employes. There is also some pros
pect of unsettlement in the reports of
demands for higher wage schedules Dy-
Iron workers and coal miners in the
The feature in the wool market this
week is the sale at Boston of $2,600,
000 pounds of medium fleeced wool to
the largest single manufacturer's in
terest at a price refused some weeks
ago, and the competition reported at
the west between dealers ana manu
facturers resulting in prices being
pushed up almost to last year's level.
Eastern dealers report prices paid too
high for eastern buyers, but the pri
mary markets are strong.
Business failures in tne united
States for the week ended May 3 0
number 140, against 165 last week. 127
in the like week of 1906. 154 in 1905,
194 in 1904 and 157 in 1903. Cana
dian failures for the week number 14,
against 19 last week and 19 in this
week a year ago.
Wheat, including flour, exports from
the United States and Canada for the
week ending May 30 aggregate" 2,401.
994 bushels, against 3.684.683 last
week, 2,526,739 this week last year.
1,309,223 Jn 1903 . and 8,900,345 in
1902. . For the last forty-eight weeks
of the fiscal yealr the xports are 166,
681,760 bushels,- against 126,326,106
bushels in 1905-06; 58,435,410 in
1904-05, and 234,688,391 in 1901-02.
Corn exports for the week were
864.255 bushels, against 1,669,115 last
week. 614,845 a year ago and 457,814
i. i oak Vnr the fiscal year to date
the exports are 67,612,961" bushels,
against 107.933.701 bushels in 1906-9
and 74,879,065 in 1904-06. .
Bradstreet's bank clearings report for
the week ending May 30 shows an agerc
eate of $2,167,396,000 as against 2,754,44.OfiO
last week and $2,336,789,000 In the corres- .
?onding week last year. Canadian clear- .
rws for the week total $72,803,000 as
against $86,197,000 last week and $(36,632,000 ,
in lilt) bhuio
Clearings. -Inc. Dec
, 192.084,0riO 17.7
. 109,726,000 6.6
. 123,870.000 .... 10.0
48,359.000 4.2 ....
2X.966.0li0 28.1 ....
21.1S9.000 5.9 ....
15,834.000 12.4 ....
, . 16.293,000 31.2 ....
13,29iO"lO 5.1 ....
, 10.679,000 6.3 '
9.2-W.OnO 17.9 ....
' 8.294.000 ' 6
. . 8.355.0i0 25.4 ....
6,301,ono 19.8 ....
2.725.000 IS. 5
6.5O2.00O 66.1 ....
4.9S.000 . 2 ....
1.21S.O0O 40.1 ....
721.000 4.7 .
23.199.0O0 S4.7 ....
12.240.000 9.7 ....
New Orleans ...
Los Angeles ....
St.. Paul ........
Fort Worth ..
BEEF GOES UP.
Consumers Pay From Two to Six Cents
a Pound Advance. .
St. Louis, June 1. Consumers were
required to pay advances today rang
ing from two to six cents a pound for
beef, as a result of the contest be
tween the packers and the live stock
dealers on account of the refusal of
the packers to pay for cows and heif
ers until the . government Inspection
that follows killing. The advance t
the consumer today followed the rain
Of 1 cents . a pound on beef car
casses by the packers yesterday.
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