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EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. 10 PAGES J READS IT. LAST' EDITION. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, FEBRUARY 17, 1910. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. MR.BONEISNAMED Reappointed United States At torney Today. Nomination Is Sent to Senate for Confirmation. END OF LONG FIGHT. Square Dealers Led by Senator Bristow Opposed Appointment. Career of District Attorney Has Been Brilliant. "Washington, Feb. 17. Presdent Taft today sent to the senate the nomination of Harry J. Bone to be United States district attorney for Kansas. "I have believed, all along, that I would be reappointed, so far as any of the charges against me were con cerned," said Mr. Bone, when told of Harry J- Bone, Who Has Been Appointed United States District Attorney for .Kansas to succeed Himseu. Ills appointment by a State Journal re-i jorter. "I think I may be excused for feeling good over it. Coming at this lime it is, I believe, a complete exonera tion and of course I am glad of it. That is all that I care to say about it." But there is much to be said about Mr. Bone and his record since he was named four years ago for the office to w hich he has just been reappointed. first, he is the first man since 1886 who has been named as United States dis trict attorney for Kansas to succeed himself. V. C. Perry was appointed for two terms, both of them under Presi flfiU Cleveland, but there was four years between the two terms he served. James R. Hallowell served the seven years from 1879 to 1886 and he was the only other man to be thus honored. The square dealers made a determin3d fisht on Mr. Bone. Senator Bristow isked for the appointment of W. E. Huggins of Emporia. Bone's Good Record. Mr. Bone's record since his appoint ment as United States district attorney f"r Kansas the first time has been one of ceaseless activity and victory. He lias had more hard fought cases than usually falls to the lot of such an of ficial. And in only one notable case has the government lost. When he was first named all of the original land fraud indictments had Just been returned. Included were the j famous fencing cases in which Presi dent Roosevelt later granted leniency to the accused by ordering the cases continued long enough, to give the of fenders time to remove their fences. Some of these cases were afterward dismissed by order of President Roose velt. But in the dozen cases tried to n finish Mr. Bone secured pleas of guilty or convictions in two-thirds of them. They were cases begun by his predecessor. The Kaw river bridge cases, begun 1y Mr. Bone's predecessor were then taken up. A large mass of evidence was hunted out and introduced and a Judgment for the government was se cured in which the Kaw river at its mouth was declared to be navigable and subject to federal control. Four murder cases have been han dled and a conviction has been secur ed in each case. In one case a sen tence of 18 months imprisonment was secured, two were sentenced to life imprisonment and one hang sentence resulted. Secured Burrell Conviction. One of the most noted postoffice cases in the history of the country was tried and a conviction secured by Mr. Bone. Frank Burrell, a mail clerk between Newton and Purcell was rharired with stealing from the mails. - Burrell was a thirty-second desrree Mason, well connected and had a world of friends whose Influence was powerful. But he was tried and con victed and sentenced to five years in prison. The trial occurred at "Wichita. Beside these there ha-e been 425 civil rase" in which Mr. Bone repre sented the government. Ninety per cent of these cases were decided in favor of the government. Mr. Bone represented the govern ment in the Appeal to Reason case at Fort Scott in which he had arrayed against him such men as former Attor ney General Lewis Boyle, Clarence Darrow of Chicago, and others, and secured a co iviction for violation of the posts! rules. Two important cases in which he is renresentina- the government and whieh are n w in court are the Stevens county nisht rider case and the case of the e-overnment against the United Fat Suerar & Land company. In the latter :asc the government recla mation project at Garden City, in which 1350,000 has been spent, is In volved. Out of 72 live revenue cases Mr. Bone has secured 68 indictments. Breaks Up C. O. D. Practice. Mr. Bone by his work in the Old Colony Cannery case broke up the practice of shipping liquor into Kansas, C. O. D., to fictitious names and to people who were not in the habit of using liquor, in order that it might be delivered to others and the money de rived from its sale. The wealth of the liquor men of the country was be hind this fight. The company, whose headquarters were in Cincinnati, was represented by Judge Hough, attorney for the wholesale liquor dealers of the United States Mr. Bone secured con victions on the charge that the com pany was doing a retail liquor business in Lamed and Dodge City, Kansas, without paying the stamp tax after five offers of comDromise had been made and refused by him. That ended the indiscriminate shipping of liquor into Kansas C. O. D. Wins Cudahy Suit. One of the cases in which Mr. Bone had a large pqrtion of the wealth of the country arrayed against him, and which he won for the government was the case against the Cudahy packing Co. The company was charged with placing improper stamps on packages of oleomargarine on 695 counts. Rail way interests connected with Cudahys and every other available Influence was involved in the case. It was discussed by the cabinet, so great was the in fluence brought to bear on federal of- cials to have the case dismissed. Some members were in favor of dismissing it. Mr. Bone went to Washington and laid the facts before the attorney general and was told to go ahead with his case. As a result of his stand and the work he did the Cudahy company paid to the government $97,777.50 in fines and pen allies, beside the costs" of the suit which were large. This is the biggest case of its kind in the history of the levenua departn.ent in which the mon ey was actually collected. Mr. Bone has also taken care of the usual number of petty postoffice and counterfeiting cases. So well was Mr. Bone's work don in all cases which he handled here that in 1907 he was given a special assign nient by the attorney general to go to Colorado and m secute the case against the Lost Bullion Spanish Mines com pany. It is seldom that the district attorney from one state is ordered to another. But in this case the attorney general made no mistake. Eleven men were indicted on two charges, one of using the maite to defraud and the other of conspiring to use the mails to defraud. Eleven convictions were se cured on the first charge and nine members of the company were con victed of the conspiracy charge. Mr. Bone was later assigned to ap pear for the srovernment in the same cases in the United States circuit court of appeals. Throughout his term of office Mr. Bone has been a hard worker and the percentage of cases in which he rep resented the government that were lost is small, indeed. v Stubbs Is Silent. When told today of the news of the Bone appointment. Governor Stubbs. who a short time ago had a spirited controversy with Mr. Bone over the latter's alleged failure to properly en force the prohibition laws, said he had nothing to say. It was well known that the square dealers of the state were behind Senator Bristow in the matter of the Huggins appointment to the office of district attorney. While Governor Stubbs had taken the matter of the non-enforcement of the internal revenue laws with President Taft in person he did not fight the Bone ap pointment nor endorse Huggins for the place at that time. The governor did. upon his return from Washington a few weeks ago, give out an interview in which he named Mr. Bone as being lax in the discharge of his duties and the visit of the district attorney to the governor's mansion and the subsequent quarrel followed the public charge However, the federal authorities pub licly stated that they were satisfied that Mr. Bone had done his full duty AH that Governor Stubbs would say today was the followng: I don t think I have anything to say about this matter. I had no right to say who should be district attorney. The only thing that I ever asked fo was that the district attorney should enforce the internal revenue laws re garding the sale of liquor, by bootleg gers In prohibition Kansas." Other Appointments. Washington, Feb. 17. Other nomina tions were: To be United States marshal for the distrct of North Dakota James F. Sheay. To be registers of land offices Henry F. Millikan of Kansas, at Dodge City, Kan.: Joseph Little of Wyoming, at Sun Dance, Wyo. To be receivers of public money- Louis J. Pettijohn of Kansas, at Dodge City, Kan.: Cyrus E. Carpenter of Wyoming, at Sun Dance, Wyo. Weather Indications. Chicago. Feb. 17. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday. Rising temperature riday. WEST AFTER HIM. F. G. Bonfils Leaves Chicago for the Upper Nile. Intends to Meet Col. Roosevelt at Khartoum. WILL URGE MUSTEK To Retnrn to the United States Tia the Pacific. The Homeward Journey Begins . Tomorrow in Earnest. Chicago, Feb. 17. Frederick G. Bon fils, of the Denver Post, left Chicago for New York today on his way to Khartoum to meet former President Roosevelt. Mr. Bonfils. who carries with him credentials from, almost every chamber of commerce between Kansas City and the Pacific coast, will urge Mr. Roosevelt to return to this coun try through Russia and the Philippines making his entry at San Francisco. The program which is to be suggested to Mr. Roosevelt will not interfere with his present arrangements in Europe, but he will be asked that after the con clusion of his lectures in England, he turn toward the east again for the purpose of visiting Japan and the Philippines in order to thoroughly ac quaint himself with the existing con ditions in the Pacific. Mr. Bonfils will sail from New Tork. on Saturday, February 19. He will be accompanied by George Creel, a mem ber of his Denver staff. To Drift Down the Nile. Gondokoro, Sudan, on the Upper Nile, Feb. 17. Colonel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt and the other members of the Smithsonian African scientific ex pedition arrived here today. All are well. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and the other hunters and scientists constitut ing the expedition sent out by the Smithsonian institution at Washington, have passed through the most trying stage of their African journey and from now on will be In close touch with the ouLside world. For the last 30 days they have been practically isolated in a wilderness where the only communication between the scattered villages was through na tive runners. At Gondokoro. a brick house has been placed at the disposal of Mr. Roosevelt. In the town there are a few shops belonging to Greeks and Indians and a few traders make their headquarters there. The steamboats operated by the Sudan government call once a month for pas sengers and the mails for Khartoum. The American party will embark on the Sirdar's launch, probably tomor row and proceed down the Nile to Khartoum, where they are due about March 6. Three days will be spent at Khartoum when the trip to Cairo will be begun. Mrs. Roosevelt is expected to meet her husband and son at Khartoum. . Entrance Into Gondokoro. . The entrance into Gondokoro of the Americans was rudely picturesque and nothing that British and native hospi tality could suggest was lacking in the welcome. . The arrival of the expedition in the outskirts of the town was heralded with bugle blasts by Chief Kcribaq's bugle, which led the van. Chief Keri baq accompanied his musicians. The native party had met the expedition 16 miles to the south, and en route here did it all the honor that could be gotten out of their instruments of brass and Indian drums. Reaching the town, the band struck up "America." which, happening to be the British national air. suited the oc casion exactly. Belgian marches, were interspersed. Following the musicians, a native porter carried a large Amerl- can flag. Then came the caravan proper. Colonel itooseveit, ivermit, tne other American hunters and scientists and the body of native porters. Waiting on the Bar-Ei-Jabel was the pf1 launch of General Sir Reginald Win gate, sirdar of the Egyptian army, and from the vessel was flying the stars and stripes. Mr. Roosevelt boarded the launch at once and after a brief rest began reading his mail. ASKED TO BE ARRESTED John Graff Then Shot Himself With .32 Revolver. New Tork, Feb. 17. A young man staggered up to a policeman standing on a Broadway corner early this morn ing and asked to be arrested. "What for?" asked the policeman. "I have robbed a store," was the re ply. Under the influence of liquor the young man, who said his name was jonn uratt, said ne bad entered a nearby business place, where he was employed, and had rifled the cash drawer. Now he was repentant and wanted the law to take its course. The policeman started to the station nouse witn mm, Dut Had gone only a few yards when he heard the report of a pistol and his captive sank moaning to the sidewalk. Investigation showed that the lad had pulled the trigger f a da cauDer revolver that was in his right hip pocket. The policeman picked him up In his arms and carried him, seriously wounded, to a nearby hos pital. CHEAP FOREIGN EGGS. Selling for Eight Cents Less Than American Storage Ones. New Tork, Feb. 17. Paraffine coat ed eggs from Europe, nearly a million of which were imported this week, were placed on sale today by hundreds of New Tork retailers at three cents to eight cents a dozen less than the price of American cold storage eggs.- At the same time there came the announcement from market men that American beef exported by way of New York to London is selling there at three cents to five cents a pound cheaper than the price asked here. The wholesale beef prices, according to this statement, were as follows: 1 London American frozen beef, per pound, 8 to 9 cents. New York American frozen beef, per pound. 11 to 14 cents. SAVES EVERY MAN. Chilean Cruiser Rescues 88 Persons From the I J ma Wreck. Quellon, Chile, Feb 17. The Chil ean tugboat Pisagua arriving here re ports that the Chilean cruiser Ministre Zeneto has rescued the 88 persons who had been left en the wreck of the British steamer Lima in the Huamblin passage, Strai: of Magellan. The cruiser arrived at Huamblin passage Tuesday mornhisr and found 86 of the surv.;vorstiU clinging to the wreck. Two others haft reached shore. Those on the wreck were taken off that afternoon In small boats with the aid of lines attaching the cruiser to the wreck. The two who had gotten ashore were picked up later. The Min istre Zeneto is taking the survivors to Ancud. The Lima stranded on Searle point in the HuamDlin passage after being rendered helpless by the storm. RAID A BOWERY HOTEL Highwaymen Kill a Guest and Hold Up the Clerk. New Tork, Feb. 17. Two despera does with drawn revolvers raided the lobby of the Waverly hotel on the Bowery today, shot down and killed Fred Devlin, a guest, who, when they demanded money for drinks, was only able to produce a dime, and then held up and robbed the clerk of the night's receipts. Less than $10, all told was the result of the hold up. The men ran oufof the hotel after the shooting and disappeared. Devlin lived a short time after he was shot, but he was un able to make a statement. OH, YOU POTENTATE! What Do Ton Know About This? DR. HYDE10SES. Court Bules That Letters Writ ten by Dr. Hektoen Are Confidential Between the Attorney and His Client. MISS SWOPE CALLED To Tell of Her Trip From New York With Dr. Hyde. Examination of the Doctor Is Continued One Week. Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 17. Judge Powell of the circuit court at Inde pendence, Mo., today overruled the mo tion filed by Dr. B. C. Hyde's attor neys to compel John G. Paxton to in clude In his deposition in a civil suit the contents of letters and other com munications from Dr. Ludwig Hektoen of Chicago. Mr. Paxton's attorneys argued that the communications were sent to him as the attorney of the Swope family and were, therefore ' confidential and that Mr. Paxton could not divulge their contents without violating the confiden tial relationship existing between an attorney and his clients. The decision has an important effect upon the Swope mystery, as Dr. Hyde's attorneys had hoped to secure in Mr. Paxten's deposition the evidence that Dr. Hektoen probably will give before the grand Jury. No depositions were taken in the civil suit before noon, as the attorneys were occupied with the controversy over the Hektoen letters. The grand jury continued its investi gations today. ' Miss Lucy Lee Swope, who was tak en ill with typhoid fever soon after her arrival home from New Tork, in company with Dr. Hyde last fall, also was cause for contention today. Miss Swope had not given her knowledge of the mystery, and her testimony was sought both by the grand jury and Hyde's attorneys. Miss Swope had been subpoenaed by Walsh but Prose cutor Conkling intimated that the young woman might not be available as a witness in the civil suit Miss Swope will be asked to testify regarding her trip from New Tork accompanied by Hyde, the family phvsician, who had been sent for her. The preliminary hearing of Dr. Hyde, charged with the murder of Colonel Swope, was to have been held today, but with the consent of all the attorneys, Justice W. S. Loar of Inde pendence continued it . until next Thursday. John Atwood, attorney for the Swope estate, announced today ; that Dr. Hektoen. Dr. Walter Haines ana lr. V. J. vaugnan wuuiu nui db called by the grand Jury before next Monday. Mr. Walsh stated that the grand jury investigation is causing Dr. Hyde no worry. "We will be able to take all the stamina out of the case when the time comes,'.' said the attorney. The Typhoid Fever Charge. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 17. John G. Paxton, in a sensational answer filed in court today accuses Dr. B. C. Hyde of bad faith in trying to secure evi dence in his, Paxton's possession, "tending" the answer reads "to prove that the plaintiff has murdered by the administration of poison, Thomas H. Swope and Chrisman Swope; has also attempted to poison Margaret Swope and by the same kind of treat ment had communicated to the mem bers of the Swope family, typhoid fev er." This was the first time that Dr. Hyde had been openly charged with communicating typhoid fever to the members of the Swope family. Mr. Paxton's amended answer was filed in connection with a motion filed by Dr. Hyde's attorneys to compel Paxton to include in his deposition in a civil suit, letters or other communi cations he had received from Dr. Lud- 1 wig Hektoen of Chicago. WILL HAYE TO HURRY. Tickets for Big Laymen's Banquet Are Going Fast. "They will hava to hustle or they won't get banquet tickets," said Ex ecutive Secretary John Z. Moore to day in speaking of those in Topeka who have neglected to secure reserva tions for the big opening event of the laymen's missionary convention Tues day evening. Seven hundred of the 1,000 tickets have already been dis posed of, and it is now a matter of "first come, first served." There are several church organiza tions in the city that have expressed their intention of securing tickets for the banquet which have simply been neglecting to get their reservations, and it was of these organizations to which Secretary Moore was particular ly speaking. - The Wichita laymen's missionary convention commences this evening with a banauet. Robert Stone and John Z. Moore will attend from To peka. The total registration to date for the local convention is about 900. Last night the laymen of the Bap tist churches of the city held a rally at the First Baptist church, there be ing about 150 men present. Dr. C. L. Rhodes of Buffalo. N. T.. formerly dis trict secretary of the Baptist board of foreign missions, was the speaker for tne occasion. The meeting was presided over by Judge J. S. West, moderator of the Baptist church. A social hour followed the address, the ladies of the church providing refreshments. -The Congregational and Methodist churches of -the city held similar gatlr erings at the Commercial club guar ters. They have been for the purpose of stirring up interest In the laymen's convention. COLD NORTH AND SOUTH Sleet and Snow Extend as Far Down as Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 17. On the heels of springlike weather, the central south and southwest today is covered with sleet and snow. In Memphis two inches of sleet fell during the night and snow fell today. In northern Missis sippi and central Arkansas, practically the same conditions prevailed, while the extreme northwestern section of Arkansas reports a snowfall of 10 inches. In southwestern Texas, the weather is clearing, but cold. Okla homa points report the coldest weather in years. New Richmond, Wis., Feb. 17. This is the coldest day of the season, 24 below. Colorado Springs, Feb. 17. The thermometer at Colorado college re corded 17 below zero last night. This is the coldes for ten years. At 8 o'clock this morning it was zero. Pueblo. Colo., Feb. 17. At 7:30 o'clock this morning the thermometer registered 17 below zero, it being the coldest day of the winter. At 8 o'clock it was 8 below zero. . FIVE ABOVE ZERO. That Was the Low Temperature Mark Today. At 7 o'clock today the temperature had sunk to only 5 degrees above zero. This temperature lasted three hours. Then came a warming up that cheered the hearts of those who walk about in the weather. The cold wave is almost past. The only trace of it now visi ble is a northwest wind which at 2 o'clock was blowing at the rate of 12 miles an hour. This will pass tonight and the wind will shift to the south sometime tonight or tomorrow. Tomor row will be a much warmer day than today and a general warming up will follow. Tonight will be as cold as last night because of the air cooling, rather than because of the cold wave. Follow ing are the hourly temperatures: 7 o clock i l it o'ciock li S o'clock... 5 I 12 o'clock 16 9 o'clock 5 I 1 o'clock 19 10 o'clock ...10 I 2 o'clock 20 AT WASHBURN TONIGHT. First Indoor Class Track Clash at Topeka institution. The first of its kind ever held in To peka such is the distinction that at taches to the interclass indoor track meet to be held tonight at Washburn. Two Topeka business men have made the meet possible Mr. Jonathan Thom as, who gave the gymnasium, and Mr. W. A. Neiswanger, who offered the sil ver cup which will go to the winning class. Washburn has never had a winning track team, but the college athletes claim that the preparation for the meet tonight has worked out a number of eood men. The list of events includes jumps, pole vault, fence vault, shot put, 25 yard dash ana relay ana mile ana two mile races. BELATED VALENTINES. New York Society Received Crisp $500 Bill Decorated. New Tork, Feb. 17. A week before St. Valentine's day, the treasurer of the New Tork society for improving the condition of the poor sent out a circular letter, suggesting that the spirit of the February saint might be well served by contributions of greenback or yel lowback valentines to neip out tne work of the society. With several be lated letters which reached the treas urer today the total number of re sponses reached 211, containing nearly $2,500. The largest contribution, sent in a square lace work envelope, decorated with Cupids ana red nearts, was a crisp $500 bill. The sender remained anony mous in orthodox valentine fashion. LADY LAURIER FINED. Wife of Canadian Premier Paid $20 for Speeding Auto. Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 17. Lady Lau rier, wife of Canada's premier, yester day was fined $20 and costs by Magis trate O'Keefe because her automobile exceeded the speed limit of ten miles an hour, allowed in city streets. The judge held the owner and not the driv er of the maenine guilty. CAN NJTAGREE. National League. Apparently In Unsolrable Tangle. May Be That Neither Schedule Will Be Adopted. ARE IN A DEADLOCK. Short and Long Season 'Each Has Four Supporters. Therefore Likely That There ;Will Be a Compromise. New Tork. Feb. 17. It began to look today like an all week session of the National league. The colons of the baseball organization have ben at log gerheads for three days now over the playing schedule and today were apparently little nearer a solution of their differences than when the ses sions here began. One prediction from a well informed source before the magnates resumed their debate tcday was that the sched ule announcement would not be made before Monday next. The club presi dents took up proposed amendments to the constitution and let the rival schedule propositions simmer. It was hoped by anxious fans, however, that, before night the league would get down to the playing dates business again and settle the dispute. The league's voting strength as the session was resumed was understood to be equally divided between the long and the short schedule. President Brush . of New Tork is understood to have been won over to the side of the 154 game season adherents, voting with Messrs. Herrmann, Dreyf uss and Dovey . for the short season. Against thtm for the 168 game proposition are lined up Messrs. Eb betts of 'Brooklyn, Murphy of Chicago. Robison ' of St. Louis and Fogel of Philadelphia. There were indications today that neither of the schedules prepared in advance would be adopted in its en tirety. The Herrmann-Brush-Dreyfuss side is reported to have offered compromise to the Murphy-Ebbetts faction,, one proposition to close the season a little later than the short . schedule now provides for, allowing for games on Columbus dav, October 12. GRAINMN NEXT. Will Appear Before the House Com mittee on Agriculture. Washington, Feb. 17. The investi gation of the New Tork cotton ex change methods incident to the pro- :" posed legislation to abolish transac tions in futures was concluded today before the house committee on agri culture. Former President Hubbard and L. Mandelbaum, of the exchange, were the witnesses. Mr. Hubbard's pur pose was to define and explain the de velopment and change of methods of that body and Mr. Mandelbaum ap- . peared on a roving commission, so far as his testimony was concerned, his idea being to go into many things not taken up by the other representatives of the exchange. This makes four representatives of that mart that have taken up its cudgels, former President Hubbard, Vice President Marsh and Messrs. Ne ville and Mandelbaum, both promi nent members. Tomorrow representatives of the grain exchange future transactions, which are also involved, will appear to defend their system. TO STAY SOBERFOR YEAR Vm. Carlock Will Forfeit $5,000 if He Doesn't. Paterson, N. J.. Feb. 17. William Carlock of this city must stay sober for a year or his brother, Ralph, will forfeit to the city the sum of $5,000. This agreement was made following William's arraignment before Recorder-Carroll on a charge of drunk- enness. Sentence was thereupon sus pended. THIRD TIME III A YEAR. Cleveland Is Again Voting on Street Railway iranciiise. Cleveland, Feb. 17. A vote consid ered by the Mection board officials to be surprisinglv heavy, turned out dur ing the early hours today to pass upon the proposed street railway franchise and two bond Issues. . Today's franchise referendum is the third in the last year and a half. The present ordinance proviaes lor tnree cent fares, but an ultimately higher rate if necessary, although the com pany is limited to a 6 per cent earn ing upon the value of the property. TO RESCUE OF LIMA. No News From Cruiser Sent in Search lor Her. Valparaiso. Chile, Feb. 17. No news has yet been received from the Chilean cruiser Ministro Zenteno. which was disoatched to the aid of the 88 per sons left clinging to the wreck of the British steamer Lima in the Humablln passage in the Strait of Magellan last Saturday. No Hope for the Nina. Washington. Feb. 17. Hope of solv ing the fate of the little lug Nina prac tically has been abandoned by the United States navy and the problem probably will go down in history among the untold stories of the sea. In the cpinion of the navy department she foundered, carrying down her entire crew of 32 men between Hog Island and Winter quarter shoals light vessel off Delaware, on February 6 or 7. Speakers in OH. Washington. Feb. 17. Portraits of 19 former speakers of the Louse will be painted by famous artists and hung in the lobby of the house to take the place of crayon portraits, in pursuance of a resolution passed by the bouse.