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Jk rttf f f irtnr Mr If EVERYBODY EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. L 10 PAGES J LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. TO PEKA. KANS AS. JULY 8, 1907. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS NOW THEY DENY, Railroad Board Says There Was No Secret Meeting. Jfeyertheless State Journal Re porter Was Refused Admission. REPLY TO SIIEPPARD. Say They Intend to Pay for Owu Meals. Hare Invited Labor Commis sioner Johnson on Trip. E. C. Shiner, secretary of the state board of railroad commissioners, this morning made public the reply of the state board of railroad commissioners to J. X. Sheppard's telegram which is print ed elsewhere in this paper. The letter is as follows: Topeka, Kan.. July 8, 1907. Mr. J. I. Sheppard, Secretary National Ur.ion Railway Trackmen, Fort Scott, Kansas. Dear Sir: The board is in receipt of your message published in the morning papers. As you have been advised, the board will begin an inspection of the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railway company at Horace, Tuesday, July 9. The board has made no order that rep resentatives of your organization will not be permitted to accompany it, neith er' has the board invited the represen tatives of the railroad company to ac company it. The Investigation is open. Owing to the plea in abatement which has been filed by the attorneys for the railroad company raising the question as to your association being a proper party complainant and the jurisdiction of the board to make a valid order based upon such complaint, it would be impractica ble for the board under the law and its rules of practice to further pursue in vestigation under your complaint at this time. Appreciating the gravity of the charges made by you and the necessity that the traveling public be afforde every protection the board has con cluded to make an immediate investi gation of the track conditions without regard to your complaint in order tiat it may be possessed of reliable infor mation regarding such conditions. If the plea in abatement is overruled, hearing upon your complaint will he ordered. The board is not responsible for newspaper reports that it "will make the inspection on a special train In the private car of one of the rail way officials." These newspaper re ports are untrue. Tour inference that the furnishing or meats oy me raitrui company would be incidental to sucn a trip is both--unfair and uncalled 'or. The statutes provide that the railroad companies shall furnish members and employes of the board with transpoita tion in the investigation contemplated. No favors will be solicited or received from the railroad company. The trans portation furnished will be in compli ance with the law and there is ample Mate appropriation to meet all legiti mate requirements and the state will not be embarrassed by acceptance vi gratuities from either the Missouri Pa cific Railway company or the National Union of Railway Trackmen. Tu newspaper story alleging that the board was in secret meeting with J. H. Ricli ards, a representative of the Missouri Pacific discussing this case, is unquali fiedly and wholly false. Mr. Richards appeared before the board in open ses sion just as you did and the proceed ings were open to any and all persons. Your estimate of the character of rep resentatives of the railroad companies has as lttle bearing on the questions at issue as the estimate of your charac ter and motives which have been forced Upon the board by other parties, to this litigation. The board desires to be im partial and just in its investigation of track conditions. It does not wish to be hampered by either personal or political prejudice. It will proceed in its own way to fairly determine the truth or falsity of the charges made by you. No injustice will be done you, the organiza tion you represent, the railroads or the state and the board hopes and suggests that hereafter during the pendency of the investigation that you will refrain from unfair attacks based on deductions drawn from false and malicious stories Drinted in irresponsible newspapers. Spectacular appeal to popular pre- ludice is not calculated to serve me end of justice. The board trusts that i-nn will therefore co-operate with it In the investigation rather than at tempt to embarrass it. Mr. W. L. A. Johnson, labor com missioner and factory inspector of the state of Kansas, has been invited by the board to accompany it on this in spection as a representative of the la bor interests of the state and the In vitation has been accepted. Respectfully, E. C. SHINER, Secretary Concerning the statement in the letter that the board did not hold a secret meeting, it might be observed that a State Journal reporter started to enter the board room, the door of which was closed. On opening the cloor, he beheld the board seated in their accustomed places, and their at torney, S. S. Ashbaugh, present. J. H. Richards was standing at the end of th table d'claiming and gesturing. The secretary of the board then ap proached the State Journal reporter and informed him that the meeting was not open to newspaper reporters. The reporter withdrew and the door -was closed again. This occurred on Tuesday, July 2, the day that Mr. Richards filed his answer to Mr. Sheppard's complaint. This may not have been a secret meeting, but if it wasn't the reporter was mistaken in his idea of what con stituted a secret meeting. BARBER COUNT YWHEAT O. K. "Will Easily Average 78 Bushels and Tests Well. Kiowa. July 8 The first wheat thresh ed in this county averaged twenty-seven bushels to the acre and tested sixty pounds to the bushel. The second threshing averaged over thirty buRhels to the acre. About 25 per cent of the wheat remains to be cut. Weather is fine and tho grain is in good shape. A general average of eighteen bushels to the acre in this vicinity is the estimate of conservative farmers and thresher-men. IX THE WESTERN LEAGUE. Hart Now Iieada With the Willow Other Averages. Omaha, July 8. Autrey is still within the .300 mark by the skin of his teeth and is the only Omaha player remain ing within the charmed circle. Hart has beaten Hogriever out of the lead position during the last week. Joe Dolan is creeping to the front and has now reached the .291 stage with Welch the next Omaha man with .266. Graham has fallen back three points, but is still lin ing out the bail in pretty good shape and is quieting the knockers who at the opening of the season said he never would be able to hit the ball. Captain Fox of Lincoln still continues to be the next at the game of sacrifice hitting. He follows one of the fastest men in the league in Ketchem and an infielder more often thinks it advisable to take Fox at first than Ketchem at second. Captain Franck is second, with a total of nineteen and he, too, follows a fast man in Belden. "Slugger Bill" Schipke and Captain Franck are tied for first place in the number of stolen bases, twenty-three each and Graham is second with twenty-two. Slugger Bill, who was touted as one of the players who would not have to wait for the draft rule is now batting down the list along with the Pitchers and has a mark of .181. Autrey and Hart are tied for the home run honors with four apiece and Ryan still leads as the best triple hitter, with Autrey second. Autrey and Cook are tied for the two-sack honors with six teen each and Welch has fourteen. Cook led as the best run-getter, but he has gone to Indianapolis and that leaves Franck as the big run-getter of the Western league, with Graham at second. OUTWARD GOLD FLOW. France Has Taken Over 22 Million and Is Not Satisfied. New York. July 8. The movement - . i i ..... 4A ITS.ano of gold rrom mis tuumij m which has been in progress since early in Mav will be continued today by the engagement of Lazard Freres of $1,- 250,000 and by Goldman, faaens & t-o., of J500.000 for shipment tomorrow. The exportation of gold is attributed by exchange experts to the attempt of the Bank of France to recuperate Its gold reserve, which has been lessened by the withdrawal of Russian deposits from France. A year ago the reserve of the Bank of France was about $585,000,000. but at present It is aoout $30,000,000 less than that amount. Since April France has taken about J22.800.000 from America while $3,- 000,000 has gone to London and $1.- 000.000 to Holland. New York ex chance houses express the opinion that the movement of gold from this country to France is likely to continue until the demands of the Bank of France are satisfied as that institution is making the shipment of gold profit able lay paying interest on it while in transit across the ocean. Having once re-established its reserve at the figures desired the Bank of France probably will discontinue such interest and the shipments will stop. FLICK LEADS AMERICANS. Cleveland Outfielder Is Star Batter in lilt League. St. Louis, July 8. Although Niles. the St. Louis slugger, is in the lead for the batting honors of the American league, with an average of .361, a lots of 15 points since he rejoined his team after a month's layoff, Elmer Flick, the Naps' outfielder, is the real leader. F.lmer has played in twice as many games as Harry, so he should be the rightful leader. He has a grand all-round average this week, batting at .339 in 67 games, having made 84 hits and scored 42 runs, besides hav ing a total of 126 bases on his 84 bin gles. Flick has done more than any other player this season in the matter of making doubles and triples, having IS to his credit up to date. Besides leading in hits, totals, runs and stolen bases, he has a grand batting average of .508. Niles is the leader for St. Louis, Flick for Cleveland. Crawford for Detroit. Parent for Boston, Nich ols for the Athletics, C. Jones for Washington, Elberfeld for New York, and all are in the .300 class, surely an indication that the foul-strike rule is not hurting the different hitters. LONGWORTHS COMING. San Francisco Is LookWs Forward to a Visit. San Francisco, Cal., July 8. Ac cording to a private telegram received last night Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth will arrive In San Fran cisco in a day or two en route to Ha waii. They are planning, it is said, to come into the city quietly and avoid publicity and the arrangements in conr.eotion with their coming have been made so privately that even their personal friends do not know of their plans. The Longworths left Cincinnati two weeks ago to travel westward and spent several days in Yellowstone park. LEAD ORE PRICES LOWERED. Smelters Force a Reduction in the Kensas District. Galena, Kan., July 8. While the price of zinc ore in the Missouri-Kansas district the past week was firm at the prices prevailing the last several weeks, there was an unprecedented drop in the price of lead ore. The lead smelteries appear to have complete control of the market and during the week forced a reduction of $20 per ton. The Saturday quotation for this class of mineral was $56 per ton, against a price of $76 the week pre vious. The price is now $32.50 per ton less than during the month of February, w-hen it reached $88.50. The price has declined to the lowest point touched since January-. 1904, when the price paid was $55.50. The best grades of zinc ore were in good demand at a price of $51 per ton, with the basis price for 60 per cent ore ranging from $46 to $48. On account of tho celebration the shipments for the week were unusually small, hav ing been curtailed from 20 to 25 per cent, but the output was also curtailed to that extent- SCHOOLMEN MEET N. E. A. Assembles in Convention. Annua Gathering Is One of the Most Important in Its History. MUCH IS TO BE DONE. Many Foreign Countries Are Represented by Delegates. New National Officers Will Be Chosen on Wednesday. Los Angeles, Cal., July 8. The fiftieth annual convention of the National Ed ucational association convened in L Angeles today for a five days' session. The meeting is one of the most im portant in the history of the organisa tion. Mattel s of highest consequence in the educational work of the associa tion including its reorganization, adp tion of new constitution and bylaws and election of officers, will come be fore it. Prominent educators are here frcm all parts of the irnit.ri statu nnrl Mexico, Hawaii and scattering dele gates from England. Other foreign countries also are represented. It i3 estimated that the attendance is about 6,000. This includes teachers, principals-, superintendents and others active ly engaged in educational work. In ad dition to this number there are many thousands of associate members and visitois in the city. According to the last official reDort the National Educational association has an active membership of 5.162 and a total membership, including associate and honorary, of 23,642. The last meet ing or the association was held in As bury Park, N. J., in 1905. The meeting of 1906, was to have been held in San Francisco, but the earthquake and fire there caused a postponement. The board of directors held a meet ing at 11 o'clock. Three new trustees are to be chosen by that body. In addition to the general session.) which are to be held each evening thi week, meetings of the various depart ments or tne association, 17 in number, are scheduled to be held during th? morning and afternoon of each day. commencing Tuesday. The most im portant business session of the present meeting will take place Wednesday when the new incorporation granted by act of congress and bylaws pronos-'l at the Asbury Park meeting will cone up for disposition. New national offi cers will be named on that date. Th.: New York delegation, traveling on a special over the Santa Fe will reach the city at 5 p. m. RIOT ON SAN JUAN HILL Bucket of Water Starts a Race War in New York. New York. July 8. A pail of water thrown from an upper window upon the heads of a group of Italian boys, who had disturbed the Sunday quiet of a colored woman, incited a riot on San Juan hill last night that landed five men, one dying, in the hospital, made several men prisoners and terrified the peaceably Inclined among the 10,000 persons of all nationalities who reside in West Sixty-first street and West Sixty-second street, between West end and Amsterdam avenue. A good share of the Italians of the section on one side and of their color ed neighbors on the other were prompt ly Involved while the hoodlums of all races seized the opportunity to attack one another. While the battle raged the most ad venturous rioters showered . bricks, chunks of coping and flower pots upon the heads of those below. It took tne police reserves of four precincts two hours to beat the combatants into sub mission. William B. Fleming, a ' fireman on the New York Central railway, was hit in the breast by a stray bullet as his train passed the scene of the riot. He was critically injured. Copa Disway, an Italian, received a bullet In the thigh. Another bullet hit Frank Antanoslo, 13 years old in the nose. James Somerset, colored, got a brick In the mouth, while another brick probably fractured the skull of Frank Warren, a white laborer. The police are searching for the body of the man reported to have been shot to death. According to police inform ants a negro dressed in the uniform of the United States navy was seen to fire 12 shots from a pair of heavy revol vers Into the body of a white man. NEBRASKA TWISTER. Much Damage to Property and Injuries to a Number of Persons. Long Pine, Neb., July 8. Long Pine was visited by a tornado last night and heavy damage was done. With but few exceptions all the fronts of store build ings were blown in. The Methodist church was demolished, the roof of the Northwestern roundhouse was blown off. Three persons were hurt but in only one case that of Thomas Wright are the in juries of a serious character. The wind was followed up by a terrific hail storm which demolished practically all the windows that the tornado had left whole. Heavy damage Is reported done by this hall Btorm to the crops. Small grain is practically destroyed. The dam age done to Long Pine by the wind and hail will be in excess of $100,000. Polk, Neb., July 8. This town was badly wrecked by a combined wind and hail storm which descended shortly af ter midnight. The best business build ings in the town were demolished or damaged and crops oyer a considerable distance ruined. Mrs. Lee Miller was slightly injured. Big Sale of Land. Seattle, July 8. The Northwest Lum ber company, the principal stockholders In which are Barley brothers and M. F. Qulnn of Pennsylvania, has purchased 10,000 acres of timber land in western Washington. Consideration $2,000,000. Showers In Western Kansas. St. Francis, Kan., July 8. Several showers fell here Friday night and Sat urday forenoon after a week of unus ually hot weather. SAVED TWO LIVES B. F. McFaddsn, "jVakarusa Her mit, Proves Himself a Hero. Rescues Young Iranlz and Mos covitz From Drowning. . BOTH UNCONSCIOUS. "I Required HalMjour's Work to Restore Them. An Exciting Feature of a Merry Picnic Party. B. F McFadden, a hermit living near Wakarusa ereek ' " rescued two drowning men Sunday afternoon at S o'clock at the imminent danger of los ing his own life., earnegle .medals have been awarded for deeds of , leeser hero ism. ' . . ' : The two men wer Harold Frantz, a 17 year old boy, employed in the tele graph department a,t the- Santa , Fe general offices and s Daniel Moscovitz, aged 26, of Galvestop; a telegraph op erator for the Santa Fe at that place. Several of the members or the party were enjoying a. swim. in. a famous swimming hole, which: is said to be twenty feet deep, ' i Daniel Moscovitz was among this number, and took de light in swinging- but, on a rope and diving. He made. .one. of . these dives when he was seized iwitl a cramp and started to sink. No particular atten tion was paid to his condition by oth ers in the party -who believed when they saw him start- to slrfk a "second time that he was simply pretending.. Harold Frantz, however, believed dif- rerenuy ana swimming towards the sinking man, attempted to rescue him. Moscovitz is large andt his dead weight was more than Franta- could bear, the drowning man taking . his rescuer down with him. The picnickers were panic stricken by this time. They called and shouted in their alarm.' Mc Fadden came running -up and though completely clothed, J dived into the stream without a moment's " hesitatii Both of the drowning-men'were going down exhausted . when McFad-den caught them. He succeeded In . sup porting the two bodies-on the surface after superhuman, efforts and finally towed them to the bank where the friends of the two men aided McFad den in removing them to a place of safety. . i Both Frantz and Moscovitz were un conscious, Frantz having both hands tightly clasped about the neck of Mos covitz1. . ; , Ful- half an hour was consumed in applying the usual-' methods to revive Moscovitz and. Fronts, before they gave any evidences .of returning life. Both of the men, though very weak, recovered sufficiently to return to Tope ka on the evening train. Moscovitz is a skilled swimmer but he has- been ac customed to the warm waters of the Gulf and not the cold water of this part or tne country, "I knew that I was drowning Just as soon as I struck the water in diving I could feel It," said Mr. Moscovitz. The swimming hole in which the acci dent occurred has already claimed four victims this year, it is said, and swim mers are beginning to avoid it. A small purse was raised among the members of the party and presented to Mr. McFadden as a token of their grat itude. He deprecated his work of res cue as something "that didn't amount to much." The cabin of Mr. McFadden Is a fa miliar sight to those who have frequent ed the Wakarusa. He lives alone and tills a little piece of ground close. to the cabin. The members composing the picnic party were Mrs. Blakely, Miss Mildred Phillips, Miss : Katherine . Wilson, Misa Alda Bell, Miss Minerva Lindsay, Miss Waldron and Mr. Blakely.-Mr. B. F. Mc Craner, Mr. Daniel Moscovitz and Mr. Harold Frantz. BIGGER SHIPS. Japanese Pacifiq Line to Increase Ton nage of Vessels. San Francisco. July 8. The Toyo Kizen Kaisha Transpacific line will be gin the retirement of the fleet, consist ing of the America Maru, the .Hong Kong Maru and the Nippon Maru from their present service at once and these vessels will be replaced with three laiger ones, two of whic h are now being built, while the steamships now visiting this port will ply between the Orient and South American ports. This announcement was made yester day by William A. Avery, assistant general manager of the line, who ar rived on the America Maru from the Orient, where he has been making pre parations for launching the Tenyan Maru, which will be the first of the new vessels completed. The new vessels will be between 5.000 and 6,000 tons displacement, which is about 1,500 tons greater than the boats in service at present. They will be com pleted with turbine engines and will be oil burners. HICK'S GIFT TO OSHKOSH. Memorial Monument to Wisconsin's Soldiers Is Vnveiled. Oshkosh, Wis., July 8. The Hicks memorial monument, dedicated to perpetuate the memory of Wisconsin's soldiers in the civil war, the gift to the city of Oshkosh of Colonel John Hicks, American minister to Chile, was un veiled here today In opera house square. The honor of loosening the fas tenings of the tarpaulin draplngs, ex posing the three heroic bronze figures that surmount the imposing granite pedestal fell to Mrs. John W. Hume, whose husband is a brother of the late Mrs. Hicks, wife of the donor. The formal presentation was made by J. H. Jenkins, and Minister Hicks. Major General Arthur MacArthur, U. S. A., who was himself a Wisconsin volunteer in the civil war, gave a short calk. The address of the day was deliver ed by Bishop Samuel Fallows of Chi cago. The monument Is the work of Chev alier Gaetano Trontlvo and was mod elled and cast in Florence, Italy. WAS DUE TO GAS Haywood Defense Puts in the Forenoon in Reading Depositions Covering the Brad ley Explosion in Frisco. A HOLE IN A METER. Was Found Two Months After House Was Blown Up. Owner of Building Detected No Smell of Powder. Boise, Idaho, July 8. The entire morning session of the Haywood trial was taken up today with the reading of testimony offered by the defense on the subject of the explosion at the house of Fred Bradley, in Washington street, San Francisco, in 1905. The testimony was taken by a commission appointed by Judge Wood who is presiding at t:ie present trial and Is Intended to con tradict Harry Orchard's story of the placing of a bomb on the front porch of the Bradley house as a part of the conspiracy alleged, against the Western Federation of Miners and of which tc-e state asserts that the Steunenberg mur der was an Incident. The defense during the stay of the commission In San Francisco secured the testimony of Bradley and several others exprtssing the belief that the explosion was due to gas and declar ing that the havoc wrought by It was not caused by dynamite. Orchard -3e-clared that the bomb arranged by him to be exploded when the front door wts opened contained about ten pounds of dynamite encased in a large section of lead pipe. The reading of the testimony which was taken in question and an swer form was begun immediately after the convening of court at 10 o'clock. Attorney Clarence Darrow undertock the long task and seated himself In the high witness chair facing the Jury. J : Linforth's Testimony. The attorney read first the testimony of Walter H. Linforth, the owner of the apartment house in which Bradley lived. Linforth sued the gas company Just after the explosion and was award ed $10,000 damages. With the Orchard confession as a basis, the gas compary is seeking a new trial. Linforth, who lived In the next build ing to the apartments declared that the noise of the explosion was terrific and the windows In houses for blocks arov.nd were broken. Hurrying to the sce3e Linforth said he could not smell any powder nor did he see -any fragments of lead. In " the basement of the apartment house there were seven gas meters. Two months- after the explosion two plumbers found a hole" in the back of one of the meters. The building was of frame and gas escaping in the cel lar could rise between the walls to the vestibule where the explosion occurred. The Linforth testimony had not been completed -when. the luncheon adjourn ment until .1:30 p. m. was ordered. WHEAT GOOD IN ROOKS. Greatest Trouble Is to Secure the . Needed Harvest Help. Palco, July 8. Dozens of farmers are at every train looking for harvest hands and if a strange team goes through town they are hailed with the question: "Do you want to work In the harvest field " Farm hands are scarce; most every farmer wants from two to four. The wheat yield will be one of the best ever gathered in this part of Rooks county. The majority of the estimates place it at 15 bushels an acre. L. E. Cunningham who has bought grain here for several years, estimates that there will be tributary to Palco not less than 200,000, bushels of this year's wheat as against 130,000 bushels in 1906. The berry is fine. Among the improvements next year will be a new elevator, to be built and operated by the Salina mill and elevator company.. It Is said this company will put up one of the largest on the Salina & Oakley branch of the Union Pacific. Palco has been enjoying a rest this year so far as her building activity Is concerned. The new hotel being built by L. E. Plckinpaugh will cost to com plete and furnish over $5,000. The tax able property of the town is put down at $36,693. The city council having ordered a good line of cement walks, there Is a lull just at present, for everybody who can and will work In the harvest fields have been drafted. The people of Palco are fairly entitled to praise for the good cement walks they are putting down. The visitor will seldom see in towns having ten times the population of Pal co so large and complete general stores as those of B. F. Hinkhouse and Geo. Trible. They also handle implements, harness and wagons. Israel Morris came from Missouri to Kansas and settled In Rooks county in 1878. He is living on easy street, that is, on his splendid farm of a. section of Rooks county land not far from Palco. At this time he has a forc.5 of men cutting his 200 acres of wheat which will, average 15 bushels to the acre of the best wheat he has ever grown; besides he has over 100 acres planted in spring crops, and 20 acres of alfalfa. He has 75 head of hogs, 100 head of cat tle, and several head of horses and mules, while Mrs. Morris has several hundred chickens. If one is looking for a day's outing, visit the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris. J. E. Robeson, pioneer land agent and large wheat raiser of Palco, is cut ting his 600 acres of wheat. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fessler have re turned from their month's outing with relatives and friends In Missouri, Ne braska, Iowa and Dakota. Mrs. Fess ler could have enjoyed her visit longer, but those little hills in his boyhood days had grown to be mountains to the old man, and he came home as quick as possible. He came in the right time to j go to work m nis wneat neias. iney live so close to town that they are numbered among the Palcoites. Palco has one of the best of country newspapers, the Enterprise. Besides a good advertising patronage from the business men, the columns of the pa per are fiUed with news. The corres pondence of "Old Stormy" and Morlan township are well worth the price of the Enterprise. - LOTS OX BARGAIN COUNTER, Department Store Adds Land to Its Other Lines. New York, July 8. In the bargain counter rush of the department store you now can buy a town lot. A local store has opened a department for the sale of realty. A representative of that firm today said: "There Is no reason why a depart ment store should not sell real estate. It will be no more hardship for one to inform himself regarding the properties we will handle than It will be to pur chase any article of merchandise. Our customers will get a plain statement of actual conditions and they will be allowed to touch and even handle the property for themselves, "Prices will be based on the values of today, not on what may happen In the future. TREAT ALL ALIKE. "Jim Crow" Cars Must Be as Good as Any Others. Washington, July 8. The inter state commerce commission In a deci sion of the case of Georgia Edwards against the Nashville, Chattanooga & St.. Louis railroad has held that where a railroad provided certain accommo dations for a first class passenger of the white race it is commanded by the law that like accommodations shall be provided for negroes who . have pur chased first class tickets. It holds that in this case It Is manifest the railroad "has unduly and unjustly discriminat ed in some particulars against colored passengers," and orders that where the railroad provides a wash bowl and towels in the coaches for white passen gers and a separate smoking compart ment, similar accommodations shall be provided for negro passengers pay ing similar fare. The complainant, who had purchas ed a first class ticket from Chat tanooga, Tenn., to Dalton,- Ga., was removed from a car for white persons to one for negroes and complained that she was discriminated against be cause of her color and not afforded equal facilities. Commissioner Lane, who rendered the decision of the commission today held: "The expense of a small smoking compartment In the latter (the car of whites) accounts for nearly all the dif ference In cost between the two cars." He holds that the broad auestlon of the right" under the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments of the con stitution to segregate white and color ed passengers has been upheld by the supreme court of the United States. The opinion continues: Accepting these as conclusive upon the constitutionality of such laws we turn to the consideration of the reas onableness of such a rule, when impos ed by the carrier; and this we find to have been passed upon by this com mission within a few months of Its or ganization in the case of council versus Western and Atlantic Railway com pany which was decided December 3, 1887, and which held this separation may be carried out on railroad trains without disadvantage to either race and Increased comfort to both. Again In Heard versus Georgia railway company, decided February 15, 18S8, the commission held that the separation of white and -colored pas sengers paying the same fare Is not unlawful, if cars and accommodations equal In all respects are furnished to both and the same care and protection of passengers is observed. While, therefore, the reasonable ness of such regulations as to Inter state passenger traffic is established It by no means follows that carriers may discriminate between white and color ed passengers in the accommodation which they furnish to each. The prin ciple that must govern Is that the car riers must serve equally well all pas sengers whether white or colored, pay- ing the same fare. Failure to do this is discrimination and subjects the pas senger to 'undue and unreasonable prejudice and disadvantage.' " REVOKES HER LICENSE. Uncle Sam Takes a Hand In Chicago's Fight With Gambling Boat, Washington, July 8. By the revoca tion of the passenger certificate of the steamboat City of Traverse, the govern ment today dealt a heavy blow to the alleged gambling syndicate of Chicago. The City- of Traverse leaves Chicago each day and anchors In Lake Michigan near the lines of intersection of the states of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan and It Is said conducts there gambling operations. Information concerning the results at the various race tracks of the country are received by wireless telegraphy and the steamboat. It is fur ther alleged, i3 operated as a floating poolroom. The authorities of Chicago have en deavored to suppress the evil, but their efforts have been futile. Finally Mayor BusFe appealed to the government au thorities to take steps which would put an end to the operations of the steamer. Today Acting Secretary Murray of the department of commerce and labor In structed Collector of Customs Ames at Chicago that If the facts were as repre sented, he should cancel the vessel's license at once. This Involves the cancellation of the steamer's passenger certificate as well. This action is taken under the authori ty of the revised statutes of the United States, which specifically provide that a license granted to any vessel shall not be considered in force any longer than the vessel is engaged in the employment for which she was specifically licensed. ROLLED 200 FEET. Automobile Goes Over a Bluff With Five Occupants. St. Paul, July 8. Dr. J. H. Nichols and C. F. Williams, both of Minneapo lis, were probably fatally Injured In an automobile accident in this city Sunday afternoon. They - were members of a party- of five, including Mrs. Nichols and J. H. Smith and wife. While driv ing along Summit avenue the chauf feur lost control of the car In some way and the machine and Its occupants went over the edge of a bluff, rolling over and over nearly 200 feet to the edge of the Mississippi river. All the occupants of the car were so seriously hurt that they were taken to a hospi tal, where It Is said Nichols and Will iams will probably die. PEACE MISSION. Admiral Dewey Discusses the Transfer of the Fleet. Thinks It Will lessen the Like lihood of War. NOT TO PHILIPPINES. Thinks It Bad Policy to Cross the Ocean. Could Soon Retake the Islands If They Were Lost. New York, July 8. Admiral Dwcv. who is sojourning for the summer at Richard Springs, N. Y., is quoted In an interview published In the American to day as saying in regard to the transfer of the battleship fleet to the Pacific: t is a pity we have not shins enouarh to keep Powerful fleats In both but since we have not, it seems that in the interests of peace It is best at this time that our fleet should be in the Pacific. "Thlst cruiser transfer, or- whatever you like to call It, Is a mission of peace. I do not think it likely that this coun try will become seriously involved with any power. But, If trouble should come by any chance. It is well to be fully pre pared for It. . "It is necessary for us to hold the bal ance of sea power on the Pacific. The defenses on that coast are not up to the standard of the Atlantic. - That the na tion that has this power controls the situation was proven In our war with Spain." .... .4 In discussing the possibility ' of the fleet going to the Philippines, the ad miral said: "I would say that unless the dsngar was most imminent It would not be ad visable to concentrate a large fleet with hundreds of officers and thousands ci men in Philippine waters. The climate, is not right as I know from personal experience. - "An enemy might take the Philip pines and Hawaii, but as soon as we met them on the sea they would have to give them up. The very presence of our sea force in the Pacific will serve every purpose." Admiral Dewey said there should be no trouble in taking the fleet around the Horn into the Pacific. The battle ships, he raid, should have no more difficulty than a ferry boat has in cross ing to Hoboken. It was merely a ques tion of coal and a question of dollars. So far as leaving the Atlantic coast unprotected by the transfer of the fleet. Admiral Dewey said there was nothing to fear. There were no ene mies to threaten the Atlantic coast, he said, and even If there were the army could take care of them. The admiral said the coast defenses there are In ex cellent shape. . In closing the Interview Admiral Dewey intimated that he eaw two pos sible effects of Importance In the trans fer of the fleet. He believes it will urge the construction of another Atlantlo fleet, with the ships now being built as a nucleus and he hopes it will stimu late and hasten the completion of the Panama canal. Rush Orders Given. ' ; Portland, Ore., July 8. A dispatch to the Oregonian from Seattle, says orders have been given to rush the work on the battleships Oregon and Wisconsin, which are undergoing extensive repairs at the yard. The new- battleship Nebraska which went . into commission a week ago is to have her alterations made at once and the crew will be called out as soon as men can be brought here. A dispatch to the Oregonian from Se attle, says Admiral Burwell, command ant of the Puget Sound navy yard, has sent an urgent request that two extra, dry docks be built at Bremerton in addi tion to the new dock changes authorized a year ago and which the navy depart ment has just commenced to construct. The dry dock to be built immediately will be twice as large as the solitary dock at the Puget Sound yard, but Ad miral Burwell believes with the natural Increase in the American fleet in the Pacific and the fact that the deeper draught boats can not get Into the Mre Island dock, extensive additions will have to be made at Bremerton. JAPAN ON THEDEFENSIVE. Naval Offlcera Talk at Dinner Given by Wilhelmlna. rm.. TJAia T., l.r a Vli. Arimirlll lie i-o u;, " ' J w. - - T4tn tm tUa nfrtrAra nf the Jananese cruisers Chitose and Tsukuba lying off Flushing, dined witn yueen ttiuioi- at T nalnna tnflav. The Ja.O&n- ese minister and the Dutch minister of marine were included in the party. Speaking of the American-Japanese question, the Japanese officers said they did not believe that a serious mis understanding was possible. The Jap anese wished to maintain good rela tions with the Americans, and point ing to their swords, the officers added: imr. n wa .t.rmlnAil nnt to Hrflff them for offense, but only for the de fense of our country irom aiiacn. m the latter case you will find us ready for all sacrifices." LOOKING OVER FENCE. General Grant's Son May Enter Field With Presidential Candidates. St. Louis. Mo.. July 8. Jesse R. Grant, of New York, a son of General U. S. Grant, and . H. Chtlders, formerly In charge of the department of speakers of the Democratic na tional committee, arrived nere last night from New York, and are mak ing headquarters at tne oouinern nu- tel. Mr. Grant has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the presidency on the Democratic ticket. In speaking of his coming tour which begins here, he said: "You can hardly cadi me a canai- date for the presidency yet and It re mains to be seen whether or not I shall be. My decision as to entering the race depends on the results of my trip. At present I would not care to enter into any political discussion, but like most people today, I believe there should be some revision of the tariff and regulation of the trusts."- Weather Indications. Chicago. July 8. Forecast for Kan sas: Local rains tonight and Tuesday; cooler in east portion tonight.