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I EVERYBODY BVERYBODY 10 PAGES 10 PAGES i READS IT. weeds nr. last: edition. EVENING. TO LKKA. JvANS AS. JULY 1, 1907. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS Stuff E; ' I 1 lSECRETSJ.ET OUT Stenographer Who Worked for the Pinkertons in Denver Submits Copies of Reports in th6 Haywood Trial. PLOT AGAINST MINERS Shw That Employes of the Detective Agency Held Positions of Trust in the Western Federation. Bi?e, Idaho. July 1. The confi denial reports upon the miners' strike in Colorado in 1903-4 which were tajpen from the Pinkerton detective agf-ncy at Denver by Morris Friedman, wre read this mornins to the jury jtlat is trying William D. Haywood xpon the charge that he murdered Ii-ank Steunenberg. Friedman was f-called to the stand when the trial vas resumed at 10 o'clock and at once Hentified several more of the docu ments which he took. , The prosecution interposed no ob jection to any of the evidence and At :orsey Darrow began, at once to read tlWm to the Jury. Friedman identified letters by De active McParland. but the defense did hot offer them in evidence and de clined to even permit counsel for the 'state to see them. The first of the detective reports showed that an operative named A. W. Gratias handled the federation re lief funds at Globevllle. during the strike and that Gratias cut down the relief order to create sentiment against Haywood. The succeeding reports dealt with the federation convention in Denver in May and June, 1904. the actions and sentiments of the miners and the proceedings of the district convention of the United Mine Work ers of America in Colorado in 1903. Frietlninn Recalled. With the opening of the trial today, Mr. Darrow, for the defense, recalled to the stand Morris Friedman, the stenographer formerly employed at the Denver office of the Pinkerton de tective agency. Friedman was intro duced by the defense to expose the Pinkerton methods of dealing with the Western Federation of Miners. Friedman spent the first half hour of his stay on the stand this morning in identifying many reports from secret operatives, which he says he made copies of while in the PinkeTton office. He also identified three letters said to have been written by James McPar land. superintendent of the Pinkertons In the west; and the records of several operatives. Senator Corah, for the state, asked permission to examine the letters stgned-v Mr. McFarlund but was re fused. "I have not decided whether to offer these letters officially in evidence," ex plained Mr. Darrow, "and while I do not ant to appear discourteous I must decline for the present." The prosecution offered no objec tion to the introduction of the reports of the detectives in evidence and many of them were read to the Jury by Mr. Darrow. The object in putting them in was to corroborate the testimony of Fried man -n last Saturday- to the effect that Pinkertons placed spies In the different locals of the Western Fed eration of Miners with instructions to report daily. Report From Xo. 42. The first report was from opera tive Xo. 4 2 A. G. Gratias. It was dated Denver, June 29, 1904. Gratias was in charge of the distributing of the relief to the stricken miners. In his report No. 5 said that some of the men were asking if he thought the strike would b5 settled soon. "I otld them," he wrote, "that I heard noth ing of a settlement or anything that would indicate a settlement; that the strike would last a long time yet, also that I believed the union would have to give up by next fall, if we did not win by that time. "Now that the conention is over I will again take personal charge of the relief work and will carry out the Instructions I received from Mr. Cary, Pinkerton manager, about a week ago Jn regard to putting down the relief as much as possible, so as to cause dis satisfaction and get the men against the union. I will put the blame for not giving the men more relief as much as I can on W. D. Haywood by paying that I carried out his instruc tions." The next two reports reed from op erative No. 4i were detailed accounts of the proceedings of the Western Federation of Miners' convention which he attended as a delegate. There was nothing out of the ordinary in the proceedings and no speeches of an in flammatory character. Mr. Darrow next read reports from Philander P. Bailey, known as "Oper ative No. 9." They were dated from 'Victor, Colo., during the Cripple Creek strike. One of these letters was pure ly formal, detailing ihe proceedings of a union's meeting. The letters devel oped nothing against the law and or der of the district as having been mentioned by the speakers or Inter views with members of the union. Fol lowing Dailey's report came the re port of an operative named Raymer, In Cripple Creek. Heard No Radical Talk. Raymer declared, under date of September 9, 1903, that the miners claimed to have all the best of it. but unless there was a break in the Mine Owners' Association, the operative thought their claims ' were doubtful. Raymer reported that he heard no ra dical talk of threats from the miners and that each miner acted as a com mittee of one to stop all disputes and disturbances. The soldiers and miners reemed to be growing quite friendly and many of the soldiers expressed sympathy for the strikers. To show that the Pinkertons Invaded the coal mining fields of Colorado ert M. Smith. The convention Smith at tended was open to the public, but he reported at length as to the routine pro ceedings. Mr. Darrow next read two lengthy reports from Pinkerton operative J. N. Londoner, now assistant superintend ent In the Denver office. The reports ere from Victor. Col., at the time of the Independence depot explosion, June ,6. 1904. Londoner told graphically of the intense excitement in the Cripple Creek district at this time and threats made against the union. "I was made a deputy as soon as I showed my face," Londoner wrote, "and was told to kill any union man or sympathizer who spoke to me." Talk of Hanging. The operative added that at the time of his writing there was strong talk of taking the leaders of the union from the bull pen and hanging them. The citizens demanded the resignation of Sheriff Robertson. He declined. They got a rope and put a noose about his neck. He was given five minutes in which to decide. Robertson looked at the mob. He then sat down and wrote his resignation. "Boys," he said, "I know you have got the drop on me and 1 know you will hang me if I don't resign." Londoner's report next told of the speech made by C. I. Hamlin, secretaiy of the Mine Owners association. Hamlin had spoken less than five minutes when firing began. "There is no doubt that an attempt was made to kill Hamlin," he added, "as one of the bullets grazed his head." The soldiers were called out and some where stationed on house tops. With out a request to surrender they began to fire into union hall and continued until a white flag was displayed. In union hall several hundred rifles, three barrels of ammunition and a big supply of provisions were found. Al together 18 men were killed at Victor.. Under date of June 29, 1904, Londoner reported from Victor that in a search ! of the union hall he had found the photographs of two nonunion men. upon the back of each picture was a cross. "This," said Londoner, "I am told is the plan of marking men for death." Just before the luncheon recess was taken Mr. Darrow began to read from the reports of Operative A. H. Crane, who was secretary of the Smelters' union at Colorado City, and who is charged by the defense with having done more than any one else toward starting the strike which led to all the Cripple Creek disturbances. Crane's reports were simply detailed statements of his daily movements and his ad vice to the men to hold out and win the strike. Recess was ordered until 1:30 p. m. AUTO DIVES INTO LAKE. Plunges Over a Forty Feet Embank ment With Occupants. Ortonvi'.le. Minn., July 1. While go ing at a high rate of speed an automo bile containing three persons suddenly swerved and went over a sheer embank ment nf fnrt v f n,t Into "Rier Stnnp T.ake f h passengers was probably . , ratally injured. Those in the automobile were Charles and Walter Bucholz, prominent mer chants of Appleton, and a three-year-old son of Walter. They were driving along the lakeshore road which at the point where the acci dent happened runs along the dge of a b'uff. At the highest point th- machine suddenly got beyond thr; control of the driver, swerved and went directly over the embankment. The heavy car did not turn over as it fell, but landed in twenty feet of water. Charles was struck by the steering wheel and received Internal injuries which may prove fatal. Walter was badly cut and bruised and Is in a ser ious condition. The boy escaped unhurt. INDIANS STIRRED UP. One of Their Number Has Been Killed by an Agent. El Paso, Tex., July 1. Troops at Ft. Apache, Ariz., it is announced have been ordered to be in readiness to pro ceed to Ft. McDowell. Ariz., where it is said an outbreak of Indians is feared as a result of the killing of Austin Najo, an Apache, last Saturday by W. H. Gill, an agent at McDowell, who claims to have shot the Indian in self defense. Gill has been warned by the Indian's friends that it is not safe for him to remain on the reservation. He called upon Sheriff Hayden at Phoenix for protection and Hayden with five deputies han gone to the reservation. Anarchist Colony Going to Pieces. Tacoma, Wash., July 1. Home Col ony, established by anarchists on Hen derson Bay about ten years ago, is breaking up. Members are reported to be quietly leaving since Emma Gold man visited the place a few weeks ago. The colony owns 213 acres, divided into two acre tracts, but not all of them have been occupied. There has been trouble several times, resulting in mem bers departing, but they later returned. 'S'. s y 'fats ' ' s , ' , , ; 4. 1 t - y, , ;T.tiV-vs.-s-i W ebb McNall, Well Known Kansas Citizen. Who Was Stricken With Paralysis at His Home In Gaylord Today. HEAPS 0F FILTH. Streets of New York Still Blockaded by Garbage. Impossible to Get Men to Take Strikers' Places. HEALTH IS MENACED. The Department Is Spraying With Disinfectants. Three Hundred MenFrom Phila delphia Fail to Arrive. New York, July 1. Renewed efforts were made today by the street cleaning department to obtain men to break the strike of the garbage drivers. While the health department is aiding the street cleaning department In removing the piles of refuse the work is slow and the .menace of a serious epidemic grows daily greater. Mayor McClellan believes the strike will be broken today when he is of the opinion many of the old drivers will return to wo:'.:. Conditions on the east side are fast be coming intolerable. Great heaps of de caying garbage and filth fill the streets, making the passage of cars and trucks difficult. Odors from these piles of re fuse are wafted through the air into the densely crowded tenement and escape of the fetid gas is Impossible. Fortun ately, cool weather and rain have re lieved a situation which would other wise be .unbearable. The health de. partment is spraying these decaying piles wit'u disinfectants to prevent dis ease. Deputy Commissioner Edwards of the street cleaning department contract ed with a Philadelphia firm for 300 men to take the places of the strikers. These men were expected yesterday, but so far have failed to put in an appearance. The authorities say few men apply for the positions of the strikers. STROKE OF PARALYSIS. Webb MeXall, Ex-Snncrlntendent Insurance, Near to Death. of Gaylord, Kan., July 1. Webb McNall. who as state superintendent of insur ance, under Governor Leedy gained much notoriety by ousting several in surance companies from Kansas, suffer ed a stroke of paralysis at his home here last night. This morning his condition was considered critical. Webb McNall is one of the beat known political characters in the state. He was originally a.- lt?publi- can, but went off the reservation with the Populist revolt, and as a member of that party became state insurance commissioner. McNalls administra tion as insurance commissioner was one of the features of that most in teresting period of the state's history. He was accused of boodling, of rob bery, of hold-ups, and almost every thing else by the Republicans, and the insurance companies went into spasms about his "atrocities." Me Nail sent men out to examine the books of the companies, and the com panies paid the bills, which were large. When McNall retired from office ho did not stay Populist very long. He soon classed himself as a "silver Republican," and tried to rally a new party on that issue. When the free silver issue petered out, McNall came back into the Republican ranks, and has so far recovered regular stand ing that he was quite prominently mentioned during the last campaign as a possible Republican candidate for his old job as insurance commissioner. People like McNall because he isn't afraid to say what he thinks, and had the backbone to fight the big insur ance companies, wnicrt have since proven to be in. need of just such in vestigations as McNall gave them. Mr. McNall has of late years been general attorney for the A. O. U. W., and has filled the position very ac ceptably to the. members. He was last in Topeka on June 12, when he was on his way to Fort Scott to look after some A. O. IT. W. business, While in Topeka he gave the State Journal an interview in which he pre dieted that there would be a primary election in the Sixth district to select a congressman and that W. A. Reeder would he the only candidate. r v- j r i .4- V4l 6076 SOCIALISM. Delegates to Western Federation of Miners Convention Adopt New Preamble to Con stitution by Big Majority. WILL ENTER POLITICS. Will Call 31eeting to Organize a New National Party. Co-operation of the Brewery Workers Is Counted Upon. Denver, Colo., July 1. By a vote of 2 83 to 6G the convention of the West ern Federation of Miners today adopt ed a new preamble for the constitution and by-laws of the federation which, in effect pledges all the men to social ism. It is the announced intention of the leaders of the - federation to call a convention at Chicago for the pur pope of organizing an industrial and political party which will place a ticket in nomination for the next national convention. The West ern Federation of- Miners and the Brewery Workers union, it is expected will form the necleus of the new na tional organization. Before its final adoption the new preamble goes to the local unions for a. referendum vote. The strikes and lockouts committee presented a report which favors continuance of the strike In the Cripple Creek district until the Mine owners card system now in vogue there is abolished.. ART DEPARTMENT. Plans to Add One to the Federal Gov ernment. New York, July 1. The development of art culture in the United States is forecasted in a movement which has been begun throughout the country for the establishment at Washington of a national department of fine arts the head of which shall be a member of the cabinet. Plans for the national department of fine arts, which have become public, include the establish ment of an athenaeum which shall have control over a school of arts and a conservatory of music, and the erec tion of art galleries by the govern ment In many cities throughout the country. Five large colleges are . be hind the movement which is being di rected by several leading architects in the United States. Senator Newlands of Nevada it Is said will bring up a bill for the establishment of an art depart ment at the r.exl reon at congress, if those who are' interested in fine arts movement believe the time is ripe for seeking congressional aciron. JOSTLED OUT OF $1,500. Bank Messenger Robbed While Pass ing a Revolving Door. Montreal, Que.. July 1. A gang of pickpockets which has been operating in Montreal for the last few weeks, made their biggest haul when they got away with $1,500. Gerald Murray, a messenger of the Allan steamship line, was sent to the bank to draw out the week's pay for the employes. On re turning to the offices and entering through a revolving door, Murray and the man accompanying nlm found their way blocked by two well dressed men attempting to leave the office through the compartment by which Murray was entering. There was some jostling which ended by the two men backing out and apologizing for their mistake. Murray went to deliver the cash to the cashier but found that the large envelope in which it was con tained and which he carried in his In side coat pocket was gone. WAR PRACTICE. Preparations for Two Weeks of It in Xarragansett District. Newport, R. I.. July 1. Prepara tions for war practice begun today at the coast defenses of the Narragansett I district in obedience to orders from the war department at Washington. The program which extends over two ! weeks ending Monday. July lo, in cludes the encampment of eight coast artillery companies at Ft. Adams and five at Ft. Greble, which will later be augmented by the state militia. Both the regulars and volunteers will go into camp, and the strictest discipline will be maintained, as If in time of actual hostilities. Attacks on both the forts will be made both at day and at night and ty land and bv sea. during which every variety of tests of efficiency will be made. The present week will be devoted mostly to the work of encampment and preparation. MURPHY IS DEAD. End Conies to the Noted Apostle of Temperance. Los Angeles, July 1. Francis Murphy. the apostle of temperance, died at 10:30 a. m. Sunday. The end came peacefully at the res idence of his daughter in this city. where for three weeks he had been ill. For more than a week all hope of recoverv had been given up and the one effort which the physicians made was to sustain life until members of his family could reach here from the east. The immediate cause of death was diabetes. At his bedside were his devoted wife and his son, Thomas Edwin Murphy, of Philadelphia. Lieu tenant Governor Murphy and another son, together with their families, are expected to arrive here tonight. Cfoso lOO Saloons. Nashville, Tenn., July 1. The re cent legislature passed an act allow ing Nashville to confine the saloons to the uptown district. This saloon se gregation act went Into effect today. It puts about 100 saloons out of business. WASHBURN WINS. Seventy-Fire Thousand Dollar Mark Is Passed. Aggregate Is Over Eighty-Two Thousand Dollars. ASSURES BIG GIFTS. Much Depended Upon the Action i of Topeka. Amount Secured Today Is Oyer i Ten Thousand Dollars. Dr. Wallace Buttrlck, General Educa tion Board. New York.N. Y. : Conditions fully met. Eighty-two thousand subscribed in Topeka. Let ter follows. (Signed) NORMAN PLASS. The above telegram which was sent to the general education board of New York city this afternoon over the Western Union by President Norman Plass of Washburn college marks the closing of the strenuous campaign of the college trustees, ably aided by the Topeka business men, in which $75, 000 was raised for the Washburn col lege endowment fund. By the success In this undertaking the college endowment fund will be Increased to the extent of one hun dred thousand dollars. The Wash burn college endowment fund som time ago received- a conditional offer from the general education board which has at its dispensation several millions of dollars for educational pur poses. The amount offered was twenty five thousand dollars and was condi tional upon the college raising seven-tv-five thousand dollars in Topeka. The conditions now having been fully met the college is one hundred thou sand dollars better off than before. The college trustees will not stop now. however. There has been an other conditional gift of fifty thousand dollars promised by Andrew Carnegie. In order to secure tnis tne conege must secure a like sum. w nen tnis amount has been raised tne conditions which are attached to another gift of fifty thousand will also have been met. When all these conditions nave Deen complied with the college is to receive a thirty-five tnousana aonar gymna sium from a New England friend. In all when the conditions attached to all the gifts have been fulfilled the funds of the college will be increased to the extent of two hundred ana eignty-nve thousand dollars. Onlv two conditions stood In the way , of realizing all these amounts. The greatest one, that of raising seventy five thousand dollar In Topeka Is now out of the road and all that now re mains Is the raising of fifty thousand j dollars In the state of Kansas before: January 1. - The final day of the campaign was marked by a big climax in the amount raised. Over ten thousand dollars has been subscribed to the fund since the meeting of the committee on Sat urday, the record far eclipsing that of any previous days' work. There were no donations kept up the sleeves of the committee in order to swell the subscriptions. The campaign was one of the most remarkable ever made in Topeka and was one of the most epen as everything was given to the public as soon as it took place. A gift of over three thousand dol lars has been reported from the Wash burn Alumni association. Part of this came from outside of the city but is reported with the fund raised in the city for the sake of keeping the origi nal seventy-five tho-jsand dollars from shrinking from shortage. Another gift of thirteen hundred represents the collections secured by Dr. D. M. Flsk, field representative of the college in his travels over the state. The final result of the campaign Is as follows: Washburn Alumni $3,409 M. A. Low 1.500; Fisk Collections 1.300 ! Joab Mulvane 1,000 Merchants (10 per cent). .600 500 John Fulford G. W. Doltey E. F. Ware Throop Hotel J. W. Farns worth Dr. J. M. Jamison A Friend Henry Bennett Sam Radges Kansas Farmer 100 100 100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 A Medical Friend Chas. F. Rice C. H. Davis A Friend Baughman Bros D. C. Harbaugh George A. Huron Mutual Laundry H. C. Wilson Mrs. N. S. Wear G. E. Clark J. E. Matthews F. M. Steves & Son A Friend First A. M. E. Church Guy Hightener Robt. Buckner W. E. Culver A Friend William Bradbury Matt Harmon C. D. Skinner (additional) C. W. Meyers Mrs. M. E. Hollcraft, J. W. Huntsberger Carl P. Bolmar D. F. Mallory T. W. Reynolds S. F. Garlinghouse Charles J. Cooper v. Charles E. Strauss Richard Shakeshaft Mary E. White H. G. Lyon A Friend O. B. Wingett F. E. Nlpps S M. Piatt W. D. Cooper R. V. Ridley Joseph S. Brash sr Robert B. DeFrantz C. O. Whitney W. W. Caldwell W. L. McKnight H. L. Comer G. W. Cannon John Sirnms F. M. Adams George .W. Lee. Jr Fred M. Stonestreet C. C. C A Friend Topeka Mandolin Club W. R Townsend 25 25 25 25 25 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 7-50 Joe Martin ..... O. W. Foberg A Friend B. Perkins J. M. Forbes 5 M. C. Simpson S D. H. Corrington 5 B. F. Adams 5 Arthur Speer v... 5 J. W. Patterson 5 R. F. Knott 5 Victor Drome & H. Estherly S William Link 5 Total today $10,048 Previous donations 72,304 Grand total $S2,352 TOOK POLICE ALONG. Georgia Mob Insists on Having an Orderly Lynchinc. Dalton. Ga.. July 1. Dock Posey, a middle aged white man, the self-confessed assaulter of his 9-year-old daugh ter, was taken from the county jail here early this morning and hanged to a railway viaduct in the middle of the city and his body was found there at daybreak. Posey on the way to his death admitted the crime, but said he did not mean to harm the girl. Th crowd, consisting of 25 men, marched to the jail, covered the officials with guns and took the prisoner. On the way to the scene of the hanging policemen wer. forced to acompany the crowd, but not a shot was fired. Posey lived with his family several miles from town. He brought the girl here after the crime and accused an other man of the assault. Posey's wife declared the truth, however, and added that he made an attempt to assault his victim's elder sister about a week ago. The victim is in a serious condition. BOYLAN ARRESTED. Ftothcr of Murdered Child Is Being Held on Suspicion. New York, July 1. A sensational turn was given today to the case of Viola Boylan, the 9-year-old girl who was found maltreated and murdered In the cellar of her parents' home In Second avenue, when the girl's father, Thomas Boylan, was arrested. After a search of Boylan's apartments he was taken into custody charged with being a suspicious person. He was questioned closely about the disap pearance of the child. Boylan is 60 years old and a cripple. The arrest was unexpected as the police had been searching for an unknown Italian, who was said by Viola's playmates to have intercepted the girl on the street and to have taken her into a wine cellar. LEOPOLD DIVORCED. Separated From Wife for Whom He Gave I'p His Birthright. Ci.-ft.irltinil Tnlv 1 n.m. jrtMirvn, . " . - ........ . . j . '.-, Woelflng, who formerly was Archduke Leopold of Austria, but who renounced his expectations and honors about four years ago, in order to marry Wilhelm ina Adamovo. an Austrian actress, has been granted a divorce from his wife. The latter offended heY husband by joining the Asconia Anchorites, in ac cordance with whose tenets she be came a vegetarian, went without clothes in taking "sun baths," and acquired other eccentricities. NO MORE DODGING It Is Raid That Rockefeller Will Sub mit to Service. . Cleveland. July 1. From an nuthoritat Ive source it was learned today that Mr. Rockefeller expects to spend th fourth of July with his family- at Forest Hill. He possibly will arrive tomorrow. A member of th household ald today that wtim Mr. Rockefeller arrived it would not be necessary for any process server, fed eral or otherwise, to pearrh for him, ns Mr. Rockefeller undoubtedly would make his presence known t- officials desiring to serve him with soaoenas. LARGEST ON RECORD. National Banl: Circulation Readies a Total of $603,788,609. Washington. July 1. The monthly statement of the comptroller of the cur rency ehows that at the clcse of busi ness June 29. 1&07, the total circulation of national bank notes was $603.78. 609. which is the largest amount of circula tion outstanding in the history of the government. The gain for the month was $1,848,140 and for the year $42,676,3.10. IS HOME FROM ItCSSIA. An Abilene Girl Returns From a Two Years Trip In Odessa. Abilene. Kan.. July 1. Mrs. William J. Wleland of Odessa, Russia, is visit ing Mrs. E. C. Little. Mrp. Wl;land was Miss Myrtle Dun can of Abilene, but has lived for two years in Odessa where Mr. Wieland Is general agent for Russia and Persia for a harvester company. He has a corps of 30 or 40 assistants. Mrs. Wie land has traveled considerably in Eur ope but was In Odessa all through the big riots, some of which she saw. At first fhe used to Jump and remark. "The neighbors are fighting and have knocked over a wardrobe." when some body drobbed a bomb at the chief of police (whom they got the other day). But now she pays no attention to ev eryday occurrences like a ship insur reetlon or blowing up a palace or a general- She is fully prepared for the Fourth of July. Train Backed Over Tliem. Youngston, O., July 1. Milton Stam baugh was killed and a dozen others in jured, some seriously, being run over by a train of cars at the Ohio works of the Carnegie Steel company here today. During a heavy rain storm several men took shelter under the train when a switching engine backed Into the cars and knocked the men . down. Stam baugh. was an ex-member of the board. Weather Indications. Chicago. July 1. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. BOIUNGLAKE. A Tolcanic Ernptton Dams the l'apasuin Eirer. Valley Is Filled With Water Up to the Crater. DAM IS SWEPT AWAY Whole Country Is Inundated With Hot Water. Every Living Thing in Yicinity Is Killed. Valparaiso, Chile, July 1. A vol cano, which has appeared in La lnioi district of the province of Valdivia stopped the course of the P.;pasuin river with an immense stone dam. An extensive lake soon formed, the waters of which tilled the lake up to the crater. Soon after the water began f boil and as it continued to rise, its pressure swept the dam away. Inun dating the neighboring country. Ev erything living was. killad. Fourteen corpses have been found among tha stemming debris. The new volcano lies close to Mo cho Puyehue and Pillan volcanoes. IN RECEIVER'S HANDS. C. F. Spcmvr, rx-Clty Attorney. Takes Charge of Toix-kH llrrttld. Charles F. Spencer, former city at torney, was appointed Saturday after noon by Judge Dnua, of the district court, as receiver fcr the H.-uiUi Pub lishing company of Topeka, Iho pub lisher of the Dally Herald, an after noon newspaper which has been In ex istence for Just six ytars. Mr. Spencer took charge . of tns property this morning and will continue thj publi cation of the paper as usual. Nego tiations are said to be under way for the sale of Ihe paper or a reorganiza tion of the company publishing It, and Mr. Spencer will keep up the publica tion of the paper ur.tll one of these deals is consummated. The appointment of a receiver was at the request of Mr. Dell Keizer, who owns the controlling Interest in th company. Mr. Keizer h.id the receiv er appointed to conserve the property of the company and to make it possi ble for1 the publication of the news paper without interruption whllo Its financial affairs are being straighten ed out. Mr. Keizer has mads a heroic fight against odd. The newspaper field is already covered and hn under took an almost Impossible task to es tablish a ihird paper. In Mr. Kelzer's petition for the ap pointment of a receiver are the state ments that the capital stock of th company is $25,000 and that for iom) time past the Indebtedness of the company has been much greater than the available assets, and that certain creditors were planning action against the company which would render it impossible to publish the paper and carry out Its existing contracts with advertisers and subscribers. It was alleged in the petition that If such action was taken the paper might have to susoend publication and thus los all of Its franchises. privileges ant contracts and thereby become a dead loss to the owners. While no definite statement Is avail able concerning the Indebtedness of the company It is understood that Its liabilities are In the neighborhood of $30,000 and that the assets are but nominal. "For several months there ha been a plan on foot to dispose of the- Hr ald to a concern with plenty at money to push the paper to the front." said Mr. Keizer today, "and while themi plans are still under consideration I did not wish to r!k a calamity before their consummation. "As for myself. I have othr plans and will enter other bu!nen as soon as I can dispose of the paper or plncn it where It will be managed properly.!! We are still working to consummate the transfer of thet paper and when this is done I will '-nter the buxliirxs I referred to. I don't care to ay what it is. "I asked for a receiver to protect the property which will some day be a valuable one. In the meantime I will render whatever asu-istance is poslbl to Mr. Spencer. The Herald will con tinue publication and will some day b a fine newspaper property. "I have taken a great deal of prlds In the Herald and while tne paper has been criticised at times It has stool for what I thought to be right." The Herald Publishing company was organized six years ago and has been under the management of Mr. Klzer sine It was started. Thu lata General J. K. Hudson, one of ths newspiipvx pioneers of Kansas, allow ed the u of his name as editor in chief and frequently wrote its leading editorials, but the paper has been con trolled and managed by Mr. Keixer. For many years before the Herald was started Mr. Keizer was connected with the Topeka Daily Capital. During his twenty years' reIdenc in Topeka and long newspaper ca reer here Mr. Keizer has form4 a wide circle of friends who will k tend their beat wishes to him and hl3 estimable family. In whatever n business lines he may engage. Ha has put Into the Herald a l.-irg amount of money, an extondeij news paper experience and remarkably en ergy, which would doubt!- Jiavs brought him ample remuneration In a field less fully covered. EXTENDS TO RENO. Strike Trouble Reaches the tiTloe ot tle Western I'nlon. I " k Reno. Xev.. July 1. As the result nt I the action of Superintendent A. May In dismissing two operators Ui the Reno Western Union office la.t t Friday, four other operators hare quit f work and M-inager I'.rown states thut k he will not be surprised If a general walk out results from the dlssattsfac. j I BMAnw . V. 1 . ,n . . c to the strike In San Francisco and the trouble In Reno. Owing to the short age, business with the Halt Lake off ice was six hours behind this morning.