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re r EVERYBODY 12 PAGES 13 PAUbb READS IT. NEEDS IT. i LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. JUNE 14,1907. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO OENTS J IIAVEN'TGIVEN UP i - J Edison Company Still Trying to J Got Light Contract. Tell Council Would Do Work for Only S900 More. riGUHES DON'T TALLY Ileal Facts Are That It Would Be Over $2,00O. Mayor Green Says City Is in No Position to Change. The path that they must travel was Pointed out In emphatic language by Uayor "William Green to the council committee on ways and means last ev ening. The city must run the present electric light plant without remodeling It or letting a contract to the Edi-aon company. The commlttea took up the question of the city electric light plant last ev ening again. "I think we ought to have light and all night too," said the mayor. "It's rot a question of what we want to do but what we can do. The city ran $1,500 behind last year with one of the mot economical administrations in the history of the city. How is the city tc get around this. While I am mayor of this city I shall never be In favor r.of something that we can't pay for. it This new proposition from the .Edison company is very nice on the face of it, but it won't be a year until the council gives additional lights over the 344 already in. It's only a question of degree until the new proposition be comes the first proposition." T. F. Doran, attorney for the Edison company, attempted to dissuade Mayor Green. "The money you may put in the city plant will be thrown away," said he. "We concede that we want i to get the lighting contract. Tou have the best proposition that has ever been made In the United States. It's an utter Impossibility for you to manufac ture the light at that price." "That's all right, but how are we going to pay for it?" said the mayor. "There Is only $900 a year difference. Where is your reason?" returned Dora n. "Well, you must have a different way of figuring It from what I have," said the mayor. The Edison company submitted a rew proposition based on a smaller number of lights 344 Instead of 600. The first named number is equivalent to the number of lamps now in ser vice over the city. The Edison oom- pany stated that they were actuated in offering the new proposition by the statements of the city that it could not afCora to imuine the yearly - expense incident to 500 lamps which would rep1 resent an outlay of $27,600 annually for electric lighting bills and an amount in excess of the presenting running ex penses of the city plant of 13,500. Figures Are Twisted. The Edison company states that its r.ew proposition would mean only en additional yearly outlay of $918.04, but this doesn't tally with the estimates for the running expenses returned by the superintendent of the city electric light plant for the coming year and in the hands of the ways and means committee. The city is now paying out $65 a year per lamp for 32 arc lights each . on Kansas avenue to the Edison com- ' rany at a total of $2,080 annually. H, K. Goodrich, superintendent of the ci!y plant, estimates running expenses next year at $13,565.96 and adds to this $1 856 for repairs to take care of th-s 32 lights on Kansas avenue. The total expenditure for next year would then be $lo.421.96. The Edison company of fers to purchase the poles and wires of the city for $10,000. The interest that the city would lose on this amount of money If retaining possession would be 5500 each year. According to these figures the cost to the city if it retains possession next year would be $15,921.96. The difference between this figure and the cost of the contract with the Edison company tt $18,920 would be for next year $2,998.04, However, the superintendent of the city electric light plant will not h:tvo to make repairs costing $1,856 each year so that In reality the difference be tween the cost of operating the city plant and the Edison contract would he greater than $2,998.04 each year de pendent upon the length of time to the period when further repairs would be made. The actual running expense of the city plant for the past eight years has been $14,063.42. The committee deferred action on the matter last evening until the next meeting of the council which corner on June 20. The Indications point towards the continuance of the plant upon the present basis. One of the factors contributing strongly to this is the feeling that the commission plan of government will go Into effect within the next eight months and that the solution of the question can be shoved off and upon the commissioners. A number of interested citizens were present last evening. Hall Says It's Sentimental. Willard Hall urged the committee s to accept the Edison contract and said tk that the municipal ownership was pentimental and that the Edison con tract appealed to him from the stand point of dollars and cents. Another petition witn a large num ber of signers including business men was presented last evening remonstrat ing against doing away with the city plant. Harry Whittelsey said: "The feeling of the Topeka taxpayers is for the retention of the city electric light plant. We could have got thousands of signers to the petition if we had tried to and wanted to. No special effort was made and the signers came up and asked to place their names on it wherever it happend to be lying around on a desk." Councilman Jordan and Councilman Home endorsed the Edison contract. O Councilman Horne stated that he was against voting bonds or spending any large sums of money to repair the city plant, W. F. Jensen followed in the same vein and disparaged the petition re monstrating and intimated that the petition which endorsed the Edison contract represented heavier interests and those better acquainted with the true conditions. Michael Heery said: "Two-thirds of Che voters are in favor of retaining possession of the city electric light plant." Councilman Stanley said: "It's very easy to find fault. The lights up in my neighborhood have always been good. I have lived there five years and I have never had reason to complain because of the poor light. We don want to act hastily." Ex-Councilman S. A. Swendson questioned whether the city council had a right to discontinue the opera' tion of the city plant which the people had voted for until the people had ex pressed themselves as against further continuing it. Robert Pierce complained of the city service and aald that it was poor and insufficient. The proposition which was made by the Edison company last evening fol lows: We will furnish and install all neces sary apnartus to operate on the Mag netlte system the same number of arc lights that the citv is at present operat ing, which we believe is 312, and will also operate the 32 lamps on Kansas avenue which we are now furnishing, or a total of $18,920 per annum If given a contract for ten years. All lamps to be operated all night every night in the year on standard all night operat ing schedule, which Is approximately 4.000 hours of lighting for each lamp. We agree to install within the city limits at points to be specified by the city, any additional lights that tne cny may order from time to time during the first five years of the contract and op erat the same at the rate of o5 per an num until the expiration of the contract. We will furnish lights ordered arter tne first five years of the contract as 101- lows: Lights during the six years of con tract $56.50 each rjer annum. Lights during the seven years or con tract $58.00 each per annum. Lights during the eight years or con tract $59.50 each per annum. Lights during the nine years or con tract $62.00 each per annum. Lights during the ten years or con tract $65.00 each per annum We expect to install station apparatus with a reserve capacity of about 50 lights and extra lights may be ordered In lota of ten or more up to this reserve capacity Beyond this amount we would expect extra lights to be ordered in lots of 50 or more, to warrant our putting in additional state apparatus, etc. We will buy from the city all of its poles, wire and fixtures now in use, outside of its dov station, except the lamp, at a value to be nxea DV a. committee ui ap praisers. the city to appoint one member, we to appoint one member and the two so appointed to select tne tnira memoer. Or we will pay the city the sum of $10, 000 for the same property without ap praisal; provided In either case that we are allowed to use all the poles now thirty feet in length after they have been shortened by cutting off defective or decayed butts. The city shall have the right to buy the poles, wires and fixtures of the street lighting system at "the expiration of the contract at a value to be .fixed by ap praisal In the same manner as above provided, and may include- in the ap praisal the lamps and dynamos if it so desires. The city shall have the option to renew the contract at its expiration at the rate of $55 per lamp per year for a period of ten years. In case the con tract is so renewed, any amounts paid in excess of $55 per lamp per year shall be credited to the city to apply on the new contract. STATE VS. Conflict Between the Missouri and the Federal Judiciary. Hadley Seeks to Enforce the Two Cent Fare. Kansas City, Mo., June 14. Upon ap plication of Attorney General Herbert B. Hadley, Judge Parks In the clrcuic court here this morning, Issued orders upon the representatives here of the 18 principal railways in Missouri, com pelling them to obey the two cent pas senger rate and the maximum freight rate bills which went into effect at midnight last night. When the case of the railways was called before Judge McPherson today he ordered It postponed until tomor row morning. The court said that in the meantime his order of yesterday, restraining the state officials from en forcing the acts In question would con tinue in effect. Thus the circuit court and the United States district court are brought into direct conflict. This afternoon before Judge Mc Pherson the matter of jurisdiction was argued. The railroad attorneys con tend that the order of the district court restraining the state officials from en forcing the acts takes precedence over today's order of the circuit courts both in Kansas City and St. Louis, Thuv contend that this is so. both be cause of the fact that the order of Federal Judge McPherson was issued first and because it was still in effect when the orders of the circuit court were issued. Secures Injunction in St. Louis. St." Louis, June 14. Attorney General Hadlev today filed application h;iv, simultaneously with similar action In Kansas City, and secured Injunctions nsrainst 18 of the principal .Missouri railroads compelling them to obey the two cent rate law and maxtnium freight rate law, now in effect. CLARK FOR JUDGE Former Topeka Man to Sit on District Bench at Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, June 14. The nom ination of George W. Clark. successfu: candidate for district judge on the Democratic ticket, has been ratified by the delegates to the Democratic judi cial convention which met on May 14 and then adjourned to a date following that of the Democratic primaries. At the time of the convention there was a fight between Judge Clark and W. L. Taylor for the nomination, and it was decided to leave the matter to the Democratic voters of Oklahoma county. Judge Clark received a ma jority of more than 1.000 votes and the convention asembled and ratified the decision expressed by the voters at the primaries. George W. Clark was assistant attor ney general under John N. Ives and afterward judge of the appellate court, having been appointed by Governor Lewelling. After he left the bench he practiced law in Topeka. He owned a home between Seventh and Eighth on Lane. TAFT FALLS. Secretary of War Becomes Sud denly 111 at Ft. Snelling. Trouble Is Stomach and Ptomaine Poison Is Suspected. ONLY INDIGESTION. His Physician Does Not Begard the Case Seriously. Attacked While He Was Biding in an Automobile. St. Paul, Minn., June 14. Secretary Taft became suddenly ill at Ft. Snelling this noon while riding out of the post in an automobile. He was brought to this city to the home of J. S. Hill. Ptomaine poisoning is suspected as he was very sick at his stomach. Secretary Taft witnessed the review, mounted on horseback. Later he at tended a reception at the officers' quar ters without showing any signs of ill ness. But en route through the reserva tion in an automobile his lips became blue and he complained of severe pains in tne stomach. The attending physician said later that the secretary was suf fering only a severe attack of indiges tion. The programme for Secretary Taf In Kansas was arranged for him to spend next Wednesday. June 19. at Leavenworth and at Ottawa the follow lng day, to speak at the Chautauqua assembly. FIRST SUNSTROKE. Robert Burget Overcome While lulling Trip at Silver Lake. The first sunstroke of the season in this locality is reported from Silver Lake where Robert Burget, a brother of Malton Burget, a deaf mute of this city was stricken Friday afternoon Robert Burget formerly lived In T.v peka but for the past eight months has made his home in Kansas .'.' but has been visiting his sister, Mrs. I. B. Baker, for a week near Silver Lake. Ho was near the mouth of the lake yesterday w-lth a party, who weie spearing fish and became separated from them and lost in the dense thick et of willows where the heat was in tense. His predicament was first noticed when he staggered into an op ening just as a party,' Including Geo. Stansfield of Topeka and Dr. William Frisbey of Silver Lake were passing an automobile and his appearance told them that something was wrong. He managed to say that he was ov erheated and then became unconscious. Restoratives were' applied at once and he was taken to the home of his sister where his condition improved rapidly and this afternoon Dr. Frisbey is of the opinion that no serious results will follow. CHANGE OF TONE. Japanese Official Organ Makes Light of Frisco Troubles. Toklo.,June 14. The Jiji this morn ing in its leading editorial which is ev idently inspired, says that the recent assaults on Japanese in San Francisco were merely incidents growing out of he indUFtrial troubles In that city ind that they do not constitute a cause for diplomatic action. The editorial advises that the auth orities be trusted to mete out justice and deprecated tne outcome of the matter. A consular report dated May 25. which tells in a graphic but unsensa- tlonal manner the facts connected with the recent assaults upon Japanese In San Francisco, will appear in all the papers ne-re tomorrow and some ex pression of public indignation is ex pected. It is likely, however, that the papers will conform with th official advice given them yesterday on refraining from the publication of any inflamma tory matter as any action In defiance thereof, means punishment.provided for in the press law. DOVES OF PEACE. Tliey Settle In Flocks at the Nether lands Capital. The Hague, June 14. This city blossomed out with flags today, every civilized country on the globe hoisting its standard over the hotels and lega tions clustered about the two principal squares while the hotels facing the sea at Scheveningen. with their multicol ored banners, formed a stirring pic ture. It was like a vast camp of the nations of the world. The British delegation. 25 strong, ar rived early today, Joseph H. Choate. William P. Buchanan. U. M. Rose and Charles Henry Butler and the other American delegates traveling on the same steamer. The latter held their first meeting today under the presi dency of Mr. Choate. It Is Little Cooler Today. The weather today Is slightly cooler than yesterday though It does not seem so. though there is a 24 mile-an-hour wind blowing from the southeast which has a tendency to favor sweltering hu manity when fortunate enough to be in a position to receive tne c-enent. At four o'clock yesterday the temperature reached 90 or within two points of the record of the season which was made in March. Last night wasc lose and the excessive amount of humidity in the air made rest almost out of the question un til along toward morning when there was a drop in the mercury and a cool refreshing breeze sprung up. According to the weather department summer is here to stay for a few days more at least and the forecast for tonight and Saturday is "warm and fair." The following are the temperatures for today as received at the weather station in this city: 7 o'clock 73 11 o'clock K5 8 o'clock 77 9 o'clock 79 10 o'clock 82 12 o'clock ?2 1 o'clock S3 2 o'clock .84 SCHMITITO; JAIL. Mayor of San Francisco Is Con victed of Extortion. The Jury Was Unanimous on the First Formal Ballot. VERDICT IS APPROVED Cries of "Good" Heard All Over the Court Boom. Spreckels Overcome by the Re sult of His Efforts. San Francisco, June 14. Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz, convicted last night by a Jury of the crime of extor tion, asked Judge Dunne today to re lease him on bail until sentence Is pro nounced Thursday, June 27. Formal application for bail was made by Schmltz's attorney, Mr. Campbell. Judge Dunne denied the application and directed that Schmitz be taken to jail. San Francisco, June 14. A jury of 12 of his peers has declared Mayor Eugene E. Schmitz guilty -of the crime of extorting money from the French restauarants before the earthquake, as charged against him by the Oliver grand Jury. The jury was out just one hour and 35 minutes. They elected Charles E. Capp foreman and at once proceeded to an informal ballot, which was cast verbally and stood eleven for convic tion, one for acquittal. Juror Burns a shoemaker, cast the dissenting vote. men the 12 men began a discussion of tne evidence which lasted for nearly an hcur. At the end of that time the first formal ballot was cast. It was written ballot and was unanimous for conviction. The jurymen issued this statement to the Associated Press immediately after their dismissal by the court. following the announcement of the verdict the silence was broken in a hundred places at once, like a wave draining from the rocks. A long drawn "Ah!" ran through the crowd. Then "Good," cried a voice In a far corner. And "Good! Good!" echoed another spectator farther front. Ru dolph Spreckels, wluiso wealth made possible the whole bribe graft prose cution, was walking swiftly down the right aisle as the sentence fell from the foreman's lips. - He Bank into a nearby seat as though arrested by some sharp command. All over the house - people were jumping up now, atd some of them turned to the strangers at their el bows and thrust out rhelr hands in the enthusiasm for a long-looked for mo ment, and said: "Shake." - - - "Gentlemen of '" the jury' droned the clerk, -"listen t4v"he" 7 verdict aa recorded: "We, the- jury in the above entitled case, find the defendant, Eugene E. Schmitz, guilty as charged in the indictment. Is that your ver dict, so say you one, so. say you all?" So sav we all, answered back the twelve, their voices jumbling and Jar ring on the silence. i Mr. Metson, of counsel Tor tne de fense, spoke: We ask that the jury be polled. he said. And so, one by one, the names of the twelve were called, and each was asked: ' "Is that your verdict?" each replying, "It is." 'The judgment of the court will be pronounced on Wednesday, June 27," said Judge Dunne. AVill Still Be Mayor. San Francisco, Cal., June 14. Accord ing to a statement made today by Act- ng District Attorney Heney, h-ugene Schmitz being convicted becomes mayor n name only. Though unable to per form the duties of his office under the aw of California, Schmitz still retains the office. A few years ago a law was placed upon the statute books of the state that a convicted person could not be ousted from office until such conviction had been upheld by a higher court. As cases move slowly on appeal It is con sidered likely that the higher court would not pass upon this matter until after the mayor s term of office has ex pired. Under the charter, however, Schmitz by reason of his confinement In prison, should he be sent there, would be unable to perform the duties of his office. Under the circumstances the supervisors have no power to oust him, but must select some one of their num ber to act as mayor during Schmltz's disability. As chairman of the finance committee of the board Gallagher would become acting mayor, leaving the government practically in the hands of the prose cutors, who while they may not be em powered to install new officials may succeed in effecting extensive reforms In the civil government. KANSANS AT CAPITAL Go to Philadelphia Monday for Pre sentation of Silver Service. Washington, June 14. Governor Hoch and his official party from Kansas ar rived from Jamestown last night. They will spend three days In Washington and then go to Philadelphia to present the battleship Kansas with a silver ser vice. GAS FOR EMPORIA. Local Klectrlc Light Company and E. E. Roudebush Given Franchises. Empbria, Kan., June 14. The Em poria Electric Light & Gas compa iy. of Emporia, and E. E. Roudebush. of Topeka, who were gi anted franchises to pipe gas into Emporia, have put up their penal bonds in the sum of $1,000 each and have signed their acceptance of the franchisel granted them. C. H. Pattison, of the Union Gas & Traction eomr.ny, who was also granted a franchise, has not signed his accept ance nor put up the penal bond. The 30 days given the grantees to secure bond and accept the franchise expired Wednesday night.as the ordinances were published May 13. The bond of the Emporia Electric & Gas. Light company was signed by J. O. Patterson, as president of the company and as surety also. The Roudebush bond was signed by Roude bush, J. J. Brown, and C. B. Hype3, as surety. LETTER IS TRACED Begistry Books of Denver and Frisco Postoffices Show Money Was Sent to Or chard FromPettibone's Address. FALSE NAMES USED. TV riiii. i , , ""tiiac iurs jjinie UUlSlUe OI Filing Objections And Making Prominent the . Wrork of the Pinkertons. Boise, Idaho, June 14. The prose- cuuon In the Steunenbersr murder case is devoting itself to further corrobora- tion of the testimony of Harry Orchard relative to lha twn aitm(. .iv, strychnine, the other with dynamite on tne lire of Fred Bradley of San rancisco and an endeavor to direct - ly connect Pettibona with the nnern- iiuub ui urcnara. it was again shown tnat Orchard hung around the Bradley home, engaged a room in the vicinity, ana met the servants of the Bradley nousenoia. ne was seen moving his effects the night before the exnlosionl an.d he. was traced to the house again after the explosion occurred. ihen the state bv the records of the tt i . . . , i-0 i""11"'"' a- ,iV'l"Br,aAtHleJe(i ;7.t. JIiT- ",tl"t""1 RQn TrQni . a rKr." "J".1" . :Bf,V "V ley. Dempsey was the alias used by " v- u. w a. a iiici s lu rjiau- orchard in San Francisco. Orchard swore this letter contained $100. The defense did but little cross ex- aminlng and contented itself with a general objection to all the testimony offered and showlne- It was Pinker- tons who arranged for the attendance of all witnesses. Proceedings In Detail. t t piknni 4V, , L. B. Oruibbinnl. the San Francisco o-oor-mor. v, i t ,, u, (lri-hapd thin Irnnnrn " O., the servants in the Bradley household, was the first witness in the Haywood trial today. He said that Orchard came to his store and hung around and spent considerable money. Orchard asked questions about the Bradley Snt?1 to get him a room in the neighborhood. Guibbinni saw Orchard moving . his luggage - the night before the Bradley house was dynamited. He also saw the poisoned milk. . Guibbinni described the result of the bomb Orchard placed at the front door leading to the Bradley apartments in Washington street. The whole front of the house was blown out. Guibbinni said he saw Orchard at ?!t0re dSy explo8lon took place. The- derense renewed tne tactics or yesterday by moving to strike out the testimony of the witness as not con- necting Haywood, with the offense charged. The motion was . overruled. Attorney Darrow, on cross-examlna- tion devoted himself to learning the conditions under which the witness was brought to Boise to testify. Guib- blnni said the detectives came to mm and told him he had to come to Boise and there was no use ' trying, to dodge it.' "So they were going to kidnap you?" commented Darrow. . He Just Had to Come. . "No, sir," said the witness, "they lust told me I had to come. Guibbinni got $200 to cover the ex- nense of the trip. He told the detec tives that he knew .of the case and was told to tell the truth. Guibbinni said Orchard told him he lived by gambling at night. He slept during the dajr time. The witness did not know whether he discussed the Rradlev explosion direct with Orchard or not. He talked about It with every Dr. Norman Plass, president of Wash one who came In. burn, will speak at the First Presbyter The prosecution called as the next lan church. Rev. F. L. Hayes will speak witness Hull Mcciaugnry, tne assistant i noatmaster at San Francisco, who was I interrogated as to a registered letter j Orchard said he received from Petti- bone wnne in can rimiasi-u. "rani i Sunday the committee will be represent said he was going by the name cf I ed at the Central Congregational church "John lempsey ai tne lime ana r-ei-i tlbone used the name oi j. worn in These meetings together with the re transmitting the letter which contained ceipts from the leading stores of the J100- il j j city and the subscriptions which are to Postmaster McClaughry produced be received from the doctors of the city the resristry records of the San Fran- ., v, ,v, , ' rt .V,1V, .ho,) V,n cisco V.1..W1 a..unu of tne leiter m question on ausu51 1904. The envelope was postmarked "Denver, August 10 1904. I ine rerorua no...e Ucncij. the letter rrom o. worn 10 jonn Dempsey" were admitted In evidence by Judge wood over me protest or tne attorneys for the defense, who ob- jected on the ground that there was nothing to connect the defendant Hay- wood with the matter. The receipt signature, "John Dempsey," was writ- ten so badly that Hay wood s attorneys I Insisted -it could not be read, but it I was submitted to the Jury ror tneir in spection and investigation. Subpoenaed by Pinkertons. The only questions put to Mc- riaurhry on cross examination had to I do with who requested his presence In Boise. The witness said the Pinker- I tons first came to him about the mat- I ter I Following McClaughry came Frank I Isaacs, registry cleru. in tne San Fran cisco postofflce, who further identified the records introduced in evidence. On cross examination Isaacs said he was subpoenaed by a Plnkerton. "That's all," said Darrow of the de fense. "Hold oh," called Senator Borah, who was conducting the examination for tho state. "Did the fact that you were sum moned by a Plnkerton change the- post office records in any way?" "No, sir," laughed the witness. The next step In tracing the letter w:as the introduction of Miss Pearl Moore, of the Denver postomce. Miss Moore, a netit and pretty little brunette, was a I substitute In the registry d livision at Denver, In 1904. She identified an entry which she wrote in the "received regls- try book" which showed the receipt of a letter from "J. Wolff 125 Stout street, Denver," addressed to J. Dempsey, the railway company, likewise Treas San Francisco. .... I urer Purdy of the Edison company of The record was admitted In evidence, "Do you know who lived at 1725 Stout I street at that time " asked Senator j Borah. I Mr. Pettibone," replied the witness. I Miss Moore was briefly cross exam- I ined. She said she was subpoenaed by the Pinkertons "And did they tell vou that Mr. Petti- bone was In business on Stout street?" asked Darrow. "No, sir," replied the witness, who was tnen excused. This ended the tracing of the letter and the prosecution turned to the task of corroborating Orchard's testimony as to his experiences In the Vindicator mine at Cripple Creek. Clarence L. Harrah was called to the stand. The witness worked on a cage In the "Vindicator mine in 1903. at the time Orchard said he and a companion went into the mine to Bet off a carload of powder they had discovered. They were discovered by a cageman but "'v mm DacK Dy snooung ax mm. iarrah told on the stand today of hav ing discovered a man in one of the tun nels. A Man Shot at Him. The man shot at him and he went back to his cage. Harrah said he saw only one man. The Incident occurred 80 feet down in the eighth level. On cross examination Harrah said he intendent. A search was made of the I level, but no one was found. The mil I Itia later in the night made a search, of ln.T-?"rI n?1'le,ui rouna no ne' I " asked riarmw "A man who said he was a United 1 States deDutv came to the mill Colorado Citv. where T wna worklnsr on May 10." I Harrah said he had nothing but the man's word as to his authority. The deputy said it was his business subpoena people. Harrah could not VfXTrnm hr fi a nil m o (ha man ora The deputy told him to go to Denver to the Plnkerton detective office. He I to,j ,-,v, u. -d-,. v. I L"- Jv v- V? lt.ll illl, A I evij man auu made arrangements to come to Boise, Counsel for the state and defense t wrangle over Harrah, Mr. Iin BQieta ine rmKenons irom connection with his testimony. Sena I T- . , . , . . " "n ' f1? .,l"ere tl.nJt,"1 . , stand the questions. Harrah denied anv Intention to dodge anything, During Harrah s testimony some I w-oman among the spectators gave an audible hiss. Judge Wood said if there was any demonstration of any kind in the future he would clear the room. - ' ... I Luncheon recess was taken until , xjq-u -,tu ,v, I 1:30 p. m. with Harrah still on the I Stand. BEST DAY YET. Washburn Subscriptions Today Nearly Forty-Five Hundred. Special Services to Help the Cause Will Be Held Sunday. Today has been the most profitable dav in trie T"rtfapn f ramnntffn tKj Washburn, college canvassing commit- tee who are raising $75,000 in Topeka to secure the Carnegie gift to the school. Forty-four hundred and fifty-five dol- liars nave Deen suoscriDed to this fund I during the past twenty-four hours which I has greatly encouraged the members of I the committee.- The total fund which has been raised up to date is $48,305, which leaves considerably less than $30,000 yet to be raised Everything Is now looking very hope ful for the- committee. Several other large donations are hanging fire and it is beginning to look more certain that the desired end will be attained. It will. however, require a daily average of over two thousand dollars to bring the sum up to the required amount by July 1. Next Sunday there will be special ser vices at several of the leading churches of the city where sermons and short ad dresses on Christian education will be the features. No contributions of any character will be received at these meetings as it is merely desired to get the church people thinking and interest I ed in the cause of Washburn. at the First Baptist, D. L. McEaehron at the Second Presbyterian church and pr. d. m. Flsk will speak at the First Congregational church. Tho following and at the Westminster Presbyterian e,ii ""J muni i.. mia. outtcss of the campaign. following represents the progress of the campaign: Willis Norton & Co $1,000 Toneka Edison Co 1 iMl Topeka City railway 1,000 j D. McFarland 200 jamee B. Hayden ijo Carl Weidling 1.V) h. S. Douglass 100 e. W. Hughes 100 A Friend 100 E B Walker ioo N. P. Garretson 100 A Tiena 75 Pratt Bros A Friend B0 50 0 J. S J. C. Holland George H. Fair. 50 25 25 E. W. W Ethel Toxall 25 Maude M. Bishop 2: J. G. Waters (cash) 25 20 10 J. F. True Aaron Sheets Total $4,435 A tine Letter. The following letter was received to day: Chicago, June 13. 1907. Mr. W. W. Mills. Topeka. Kansas. Dear Mr. Mills: I am in receipt of your favor of the 11th, and in view of your apparent haste, I took up the question of subscription to the Wash burn college fund by the railway and Edison companies with the gentlemen constituting the executive committees of each company, and am pleased to advise that I have been authorized to j m, . beh'alf otb Edlson company. We w1sn vou cornDiete success In your efforts to gather together the amount. t am advising Treasurer Kellev of our decision in this matter," and at the nt directors' meeting the dlsburse- ments will be authorized so that the money will be forthcoming at the proper time. Very truly yours. L. E. MTERS, President. WAS THERE A LEAE Sensational Charge Involving State Printing Office. Charged That Medical Questions Were Sold for $175. M'NEAL WROUGHT UP. Will Try to Find Out What There Is in Accusation. Investigation at State Office Keveals Nothing. The sensational charge was made to day by Dr. F. P. Hatfield, secretary of the state board of medical registration and examination, that somebody con nected with the state printing plant had sold for th sum of $175, advance copies of the questions used by th board in the examination held at Kan sas City, Kan., last Monday. Whoever purchased the advance copies of the questions peddled them out. It is claimed, at $5 apiece, to the applicants for license to practice medi cine in the state of Kansas. T. A. McNeal, state printer, has been holding an Inquisition at the state printing plant this morning to find, if possible, some clue, and left this after noon for Kansas City where he will call upon Dr. Hatfield for the proofs of the charges which are made. Mr. McNeal does not believe, from the results of his investigation thus far, that there is any "leak" at the state printing plant. "Leaks similar to this in the ques tions for important state examina tions, have occurred before, but they have been smothered and hushed ud. and no investigation of public nature made. Mr. McNeal says that the pres ent affair will be probed to the bot tom, and the truth will be made pub lic if it Is possible to get at It. "Dr. Hatfield called me up this morn ing over the long distance telephone." said Mr. McNeal, "and informed me that some of the people who took the examination there at Kansas Citv Monday for licenses to practice medi cine in Kansas had become possessed of copies of the question prior to the examination. Ho said that it was claimed that the advance copies of the questions were purchased here at the state printing plant for $175, and then sold to students for $5 a copy. "I have made a careful investigation of the way these examination questions were handled here In the state printing office, and I am convinced that no one here Is guilty of betraying the office in this manner. The inly way that I can conceive of these questions getting out of the office, is - by some one stealing a 'galley proof. Mr. Brown, the foreman of the compos-ins room. ?s a very careful man-, and I do not chi:ik there' could be any leak there. The questions were set up by hand by a' number of different compopltors. Th-a copy was kept under lock and ki.-y except when in use. The foreman of the pressroom himself ran off the 209 copies which were printed, and burned two spoiled copies and the tympn copy. The questions were wrapped up ana placed in the hands of the expressman under the personal supervision of the foreman of the bindery. It is possible that some of the copies were abstracted from the package after going into the hands of the express company. "If these copies were peddled around at $5 each, I believe we can find out from some of the students who had them to sell, and get at the bottom of this thing. It does not seem reason able that $175 should have been paid. and then the questions retailed out for $5 a copy, for it would take too many sales to pay out." FOR A NEW JURY. Judge Dana Takes Necessary Steps to Get Them. Names Now in Jury Box Are Ordered Destroyed. Steps were taken today by Judge A. W. Dana of the district court to have new lists of persons selected in a legal manner from the assessment rolls of the various townships of the county and the city of Topeka whose names shall be placed in the Jury box to serve as Jurors for the September term of the district court and for the January and April terms of the court next year. These names are to be selected nersonally by the township trustees and the mayor of the city of Topeka and from the assessment roils of the year 1906 as is demanded by the law. This move or juage .Liana s was made necessary by his decision of a week or ten days ago that the new Jury box filled up by S. G. Zimmer man, the county ciern, naa not been made up in a legal manner. Although the law is clear on the subject the names of the persons from the assess ment rolls of the city of Topeka were not selected personally Dy Mayor Green. He had Mr. Zimmerman do the work for him and the county clerk also e lected names from the assessment rolls of 1907 when they should have been taken from the assessment rolls or 1906. The Question or the Illegality or the names in the new Jury box was raised during the selection of a Jury In iho district court to try John Ewlng and Ed Green on a charge of assault with intent to kill. The regular panel of urors was exhausted and it was nec essary to draw a special venire of 23 men from the new Jury box. Otis Huu- a-ate and Charles Magaw, attorneys. for the accused challenged the special venire on a variety of grounds, the chief one being that Mayor Green h!d not personally selected the list of To pekans in the box from the assess ment rolls but that he had permitted Mr. Zimmerman to do this work for him. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 14. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Saturday; continued warm.