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EVERYBODY 14 PAGES NEEDS IT. 14 PAGES READ IT. LAST EDITION. THURSDAY. EVENING. TOPKKA. KANSAS, DECEMBER, 12, 1912 THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS ' FiVC CENTS HE SUESA TRUST General Wickersham Seeks In junction in Federal Court Against National Horseshoers' Protective Association. A CONSPIRACY IS CHARGED To Sell Their Product to Horse shoers Only And lief use to Do Business "With Horse Owners. be waged the latter part of January. Sev eral of those present considered that tua dues should be increased from twelve to fifteen or twenty-five dollars a year. Ka action relative to such an increase was taken, however. J- Will Kelley stated that the club Is now in arrears to the extent of approxi mately $1,400, but that members owe dues which if collected would cover this amount. However, a collector employed the past few weeks has failed to bring in enough money from delinquent members to meet current expenses. There is now a club membership of s as against nearly l.lilO at the close of tive big membership campaign early this yeai. i ne commercial ciuo or Xopeka is a so,i of a football for the convenience of men who join to get rid of some campai0u : committee," said Secretary Kelley. j He was speaking of the scores of men who were talten in while the last cam paign was in progress but who failed to pay 'their dues. It was pointed out that t&Hi of the club deficiency was due to tr.e cafe deficit. The cafe has run behind at the average rate of a month. Evfi considering this fact the board of di rectors of the organization are of the opinion that the cafe is worth while; it brings the men together at the noon hour QLITIGAL GOSSIP Senator Benton Will Stick to the Republican Party. He TVas One of the Original Roosevelt Men. Detroit. Dec. 12. The federal govern ment filed a civil and trust suit here today against the horse shoers' trust. Xn a petition In equity. Attorney Gen eral Wickersham seeks injunctions against the master Horseshoer National Protective associations. Its officers anil manufacturers of drilled horseshoes, ad justable calks and rubber hoof pads from continuing an alleged combination and conspiracy to continue the sale of those articles in this country and Can ada to horse shoers and prevent .their sale direct to horse owners. Thrnniri, unlawful agreements ana contracts it is charged, the defendants have seriously interfered wnn mis state and foreign commerce in viola tion of the Sherman law. Almost all horse shoeing, the gov eminent contends is now done at shops f members of the aerenaani noise shoers' association organized In 1903 to succeed a voluntary association also declared to have entered into an un lawful combination. It is alleged that verbal agreements between me asso ciation and manufacturers of drill horseshoes and adjustable calks pro vide that such manufacturers will make their product through hardware job bers under a sales contract which em powers the manufacturer to fix the price at which the Jobber sells to re tail hardware dealers. The agreement provides, it is charg ed, that in states other than Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Idaho, horseshoes and calks will be sold at a price 33 1-3 per cent above the price charged to horsesnoers, wnue T a: 3 A 1 .tna TRAIN RUNS AWAY Five Men Killed in Accident on the B. & O. Two Engines and 42 Cars Shoo Down a Mountain. in the five states mentioned the price should be 50 per cent above that charg ed to horseshoers. The government asks the annulment of the agreements and the prohibition of the alleged discriminations and prac tices. The following are named among the defendants: The Master Horseshoers National Protective Association of America (N. T.); the Master Horseshoers' National Protective Association of America (Michigan); Octigan Drop Forge com pany (Illinois); Dryden Hoof and Pad company (Illinois); Hoopston Horse nail company (Illinois); Charles E. Craft, Florisant, Mo., Charles P. Dry den. Chicago. The Williams Drop Forging com pany, Pennsylvania; the Rowe Calk company, Connecticut; Diamond Calk and Horseshoe company, Minnesota; the Giant Grip Horseshoe company, Wisconsin; Air-O-Pad company; Re vere Rubber company, Rhode Island; Walpole Rubber company, Maine; William Killian & Sons company, Massachusetts; the Firestone Tire & Rubber company, Ohio; William E. Murphy, Philadelphia; Harry T. Bald win, Grand Rapids, Mich.; c A. Is.eiso, Baltimore; J. McGinness, Brooklyn, N. Y . ; Jeremiah (J. Buckley, Detroit; Michael Hallanan, New York; Carl A. Judson, Chicago; Edward Fitzgerald ana vv. w. Toaa. WILL WORK ON Commercial Club Campaign for That Factory Aid Fund Cumberland, Md., Dec. 12. Five trainmen were killed today near : tilencoe in the wreck of a Baltimore i & Ohio train, consisting of two en gines and 42 coal laden cars, which its brakes suddenly refusing to work dashed as if cast from a catapult eight nines aown a mountain side . before both locomotives and every car leaped from the rails and plunged into the ditch. Four other trainmen were injured, two' perhaps fatally. The train had just passed through Manila when En gineer George Kennell of Rockwood noticed the increase in speed. He ap plied the brakes and discovered that something had happened. Realizing the train was beyond control, he call ed to his fireman to save himself and jumped. The wreck completely block ed the system. AN INCOME TAX QUINSY'S PROFESSION OF FAITH Salina Banker Is for Party That Can Beat Democrats. He Went Down in Defeat for Senator Last November. tween the various state schools has re sulted in a wild scramble for funds and the educational appropriations have gone skyward. Under Auditor Davis' plan, a single tax would be provided for the sup port of all schools. The amount of this tax would be determined largely by a commission of three men which would supersede the present boards of regents and determine the financial needs of the various scnoois. A measure covering tnese details will te prepared and sub mitted to the coming legislature. Severai of the new members have already gon on record in favor of similar legislation and the coming session may make some radical changes in the present system of managing Kansas educational institutions. FOUR BREAK JAIL Mexican, Accused of Attempted Murder, Still at Large. Senator-Elect Waggener Is in Favor of It. Says He Will Introduce Such a Measure at Next Session. Big Meeting Considered Matter and Nominated Directors. The campaign of the Commercial club for a factory aid fund of $250,000 will be continued until the full amount is raised. Announcement was made at a meeting of the club Wednesday night that Jioo.uuo naa been raised, which is assurance that the plan will be put into peration. A number of business men present volunteered to aid in the solicit lag of subscriptions. It was the opinion of those present that the Commercial club has never at tempted a proposition that has met with the general approval that has the plan which has as its object the building up of Topeka industrially "One business man told me," said' C. S. Elliott, chairman of the promotion committee of the club, "that it is the most sane proposition that has ever come out of the club." Of the three hundred and thirty-seven persons whose names are on the list of prospective subscribers, but one hundred and thirty-seven have as yet been approached. Forty-five of this number are still considering favorably the question of subscribing. The cam paign will probably be continued for a period of several weeks. The nominating committee proposed the names of the following representa tives of various Topeka interests to serve on the 1913 directorate of the club: Scott Hopkins, banks; E. F. Strain. Rock Island railway; S. J. Hodgins and J. K. Nicholson, manufacturers and job bers; J. F. Switzer, lawyers; E. L. Cope land, Santa Fe railway; A. M. Mills and J. C. Emahizer, retailers; John Sargert, sr., contractors; N. B. Burge. real estate; Mayor J. B. Billard. city; F. B. Sims, county commissioners; W. W. Webb, at large; Dr. W. S. Lindsay, other professors.; A. M. Patten, public utilities; H. O. Uai -vey, life insurance; C. S. Elliott, fire insurance. The recommendation of the committee will be acted upon at the annual meeting of the club next month. The members of the nominating committee are: T. A. Borman, J. R. Burrow. George P. Vc Entire, and H. A. Spielman. The members of the club favored chang ing the constitution so that it will be pos sible to collect the annual dues of the club in advance the first month of the year. Xbey favored a membership campaign to Kansas will have a graduated income tax law as a balm for its present tax troubles, if the bill to be introduced this winter by Senator EaHe 'P. Wag gener, of Atchison, is adopted. In To peka today Senator Waggener declared that he proposes to introduce such a measure in the 1913 session. "One of the legislative acts most needed in Kansas at this time," said Senator Waggener, "is some measure that will relieve the present oppressive taxation in this state. It has become almost unbearable and some relief must be furnished. I think that a carefully drawn, well regulated grad uated income tax law would relieve conditions and I really believe it would be passed." "Do you' propose to introduce such a measure?" was asked. "Yes, I do,'' was the Atchison sen ator's emphatic reply. "I don't know whether it would be in the form of a bill or as a constitutional amendment. In any event I think enough votes can be found to insure its passage. Some thing of the kind is needed." Asked as to his plans for an income tax law, Senator Waggener said: "I would make it to cover incomes in excess of $3,000 a year and to cover the business not only of individuals but of corporations as well. Such a law, in my opinion, would raise $1, 600,000 annually and greatly ease the present taxation system in this state." Senator Waggener declared that he is feeling unusually well, regardless of his recent sickness and operation and that he expects to be present at every ses sion of the coming legislature. THE COLDEST DAY. Tills Winter Record Broken It Was Only 12 Above. Senator John T. Denton, of Elk coun ty, declined to take stock in the new Progressive movement in Kansas, al though Denton was one of the original Roosevelt supporters in the pro-convention campaign. But in Topeka to day Denton declared that he is satis fied to remain a Republican. It was last spring when the Taft Roosevelt fight was at the warmest stage in Kansas, that Senator Denton took a flat-footed stand for the rough rider He went through the pre-con-vention fight with the Roosevelt lead ers and became lyiown as one of the real Progressives in Kansas, inen Roosevelt organized the Third party, repudiated the party from which he had sought the presidential nomination, and made his campaign as the eandi of the Progressive party. It was then that Denton clung to the Repub- llnan T-iA.rtV. "Will you stay with the Republican party or will you go witn tne rru5rM sives'" Senator Denton was asked. "I am a Republican," said the Gre nola banker-senator. Then after a moment's reflection "I was for Roosevelt until after his performance in Chicago in June. xut I will stay with the Republican party a while I guess." Denton was re-elected state senator from the Twenty-sixth district in the xrrvfmbpr election. He will return to Topeka this winter pledged to the de feat of the .inheritance tax law. Four years ago, Denton opposed the meas ure. This year he will fight with the crowd demanding its repeal. Senator Fred H. Quincy of Salina is willing to stay with the Republican party, or he will join the ogressxyes Anything, Quincy declared, that will beat the Democrats. In the recent election. Senator Quincy was defeated for re-election by Harry McMillan. Ottawa county, J .. . .. jia,-;.t turned nnside in tne senaioi a - down for the Democrats and Quincy was lost in the landslide. Askeda to whether he would stay with, the Re publican party, he made declaration that he would stay with any party that can defeat the Democrats. "Will you attend the Progressive convention in Topeka next week?" Quincy was asked. Dldn t Know meits "v !. ;,i tho Saline county senator. "Do you expect to stay with the present Republican party, or will you work with the Progressives in the fu ture?" asked Quincy s visitor. T don't know." said Quincy. "There isn't much left of the Republican par tv at Dresent. it appears to me. But I am willing to work with any party that can beat tne Democrats." "Can the Progressives do it?" "T don't know. Neither do I know whether the Republicans can beat them." George H. Hodges, governor-elect, will probably not return to Kansas until after the Christmas holidays. He is visiting with old friends and hunting on a large ranch near cactus, Texas. While in Texas Air. Hodges will prob ably make definite decision concern ing all of his more important appoint ments and will prepare his inaugural address. State Auditor W. E. Davis will recom mend to the legislature the passage of a bill calling for educational appropriation bv direct taxation. Under the present system, the Kansas educational institu tions receive appropriations from the state legislature, based on the needs of the sehrjol as defined by their boards - regents. In recent years the jealousy existing be- Is Heavily Armed Three Oth- ers Caught at Depot. CORNER IS BROKEN Housekeeper League of Phila delphia Is Victorious In Its War on the High Price of Eggs. THE RETAILERS GOME DOWN They Cut the Price From Six to Twenty Cents. Cost of Living Will Be At tacked in Other Lines. Council Grove, Kan., Dec. 12. Four prisoners escaped from the county jail here last night after filing through the steel bars of the prison. Three of them were recaptured shortly afterward and are now in Jail. The fourth, however, Jesus Arralla, a Mexican laborer charged with attempt to commit mur der, still is at large. It is believed the Mexican was re sponsible for filing the prison bars. He was being. heM awaiting the result of his assault on his victim, who has been seriously ill. He has a brother, who works in the Missouri Pacific shops. ana wnom tne orncers believe may have aided in his escape. It is certain that someone provided the Mexican with a horse and two big guns. The assault for which he was held was com mitted about a month ago. The recapture of three of the Jail breakers was made possible by an alarm given by another prisoner who refused to escape. - Henry Bockleman an old man, who was tn Jail gave the alarm, and TJndersheriff Henry P. Tur- gen and Marshal J. J. Aera immedi ately started in pursuit. The fugitives were captured at the depot, waiting for a train. Two of them are accused of forgery. The third is charged with as. sault. Is KUBELIK'S VIOLIN. Seized on London Judgment Valued at $ 12,500. Berlin, Dec. 12.-i-The famous Guar nerius violin used by Jan Kubelik, the virtuoso, valued at $12,500, has been seized by the court authorities to satisfy a claim by the London con cert director, Hugo Gorlitz, who ob tained a judgment agains tthe violinist in a suit for breach of contract in connection with 1i New - Zealand tour. The bailiff ame tn th hu where Kubelik was about to perform and took the violin, refnsing a check in payment or tne claim. Kubelik's wife, Countess Csaky wriJi over tne painrui incident, which by the way is not Kubelik's only trouble. His playing has been severely criticised by the Berlin critics and in addition Kubelik says he is going to Vienna to be operated on for appendicitis. He explains his poor playing to the fasting which he has undergone to fit himself for the opera tion. Topeka music lovers will remember Kubelik's splendid performance at the First Baptist church a year ago. He was voted the "best ever" by an en thusiastlc crowd who heard him play SHOT OVER A GIRL. Man May Die as Result of Quarrel Assailant Arrested. Philadelphia, 7"ec. 12. The campaign against the' alleged corner in eggs be gun yesterday by the Housekeeper League was renewed today with in creased vigor. Every candler that could be found was kept busy all night inspecting eggs to supply the demand from all sections of the city. Addi tional stations were opened and 43 were in operation at daybreak. Auto trucks furnished by public spirited owners to aid the women in their campaign against the high cost of living were kept busy carrying the eggs to the sales stations. The various settlement houses where social - workers are taking an active part in the campaign were open for business in time to sell the 24 cent eggs. The retailers who are blamed by the women for the high prices that have prevailed are showing signs of capitulating. Two large chains of stores today offered their customers eggs at. the price set by the House keepers' League which is from six to 20 cents less than they haye been charging. "You may say that we are in this fight to stay.' declared Mrs, W. B. Dorr, president of the league. "If they attempt to put us out of business by slashing prices we will have accom plished the very thing for which we are working. Our source of supply is adequate te meet the demand what ever It may be. "While it is too early to announce our plans along other lines it can be said that we don't intend by any means to confine our campaign to one against the high price of eggs. We have made a careful survey of prices of meats and other articles of food and we shall wage the same sort of warfare where the public is charged too much." Well, the meeting started again and continued with short speeches from prominent speakers. It was after mid night when the meeting adjourned and a majority of those in the hall were still yelling for more speeches. "The lease on the hall expired that night, but It was renewed and experi ence meetings were held all day yes terday and were still going when 1 left the city last night. I never saw anything like it. The newspapers and the Associated Press reports did not tell half the story." While in Chicago, Governor Stubbs was besieged by Chautauqua agents who urged him to sign contracts for speaking engagements. "I have not decided as yet just what I will do." said Governor Stubbs, "but I am quite certain I will not take the lecture platform." "What contract did they offer?" was asked. "We didn't talk price. Didn't ' get that far, in fact. But they would pay anything in reason." ' Governor Stubbs will go to Lawrence this evening, where he will speak at a banquet of the Douglas County Pro gressives. 12 : 12-12-12-12 HIT AT SPEEDIAGS City Commissioners Have Lost Patience With Motorcyclists. Plans for Motor Police Squad to Gather Evidence. PROVIDE LARGER KOERS City Also Will Enforce All Old Ordinances. Recent Accidents Have Aroused the City Hall. That Was Exact Date Just After Noon Today Like Sequence in 98 Tears. 9 Months, 62 Days, 23 Hours. STUBBS IS BACK Governor Says Progressive Meeting Was Great. Chicago, Dec 12. G. S. Faber, an engineer with a city railway company with a penchant for chronological dates, figured out last night that at 12 minutes past noon today one may take a firm grip of his pen and write the date 12:12-12-12-12. If there is a desire to add another 12 to the date line one can wait until 12 seconds after the minute. Faber figured further that the next time it will be possible to get a like combination .will be in 18 years, 9 months, 62 days, 23 hours and 58 min utes. Then.it will be possible to write the exact date 10:10-10-10-10. THAW GETS A FARM. Is Reward to "ayward Son for Reformation. Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 12. James Lyons was shot and probably fatally wounded in front of the New York hotel by Claude Sharpe. Sharpe shot three times, one bullet taking effect. Sharpe ran to the Taylor Motor Car Company's garage and called for the police and gave himself up. The shooting was caused by a quar rel, over Bernice Reed, a dining room girl at the New Tork hotel. Never Saw Such Earnestness and Enthusiasm Before. Governor Stubbs returned today from Chicago where he attended the national meeting of Progressive party leaders. He declared it was the great est meeting he ever witnessed. "The Republicans and Democrats alike are scared stiff because of that meeting," declared' Governor Stubbs as he returned to his office after two days and two nights with the Progres sive workers. Then the Kansas exec utive told of the meeting which he declared was the greatest he had ever attended. "For enthusiasm and spirit and sin cere earnestness. I never saw such a meeti s in all my life," said Governor Stubbs. "In spirit and enthusiasm it resembled an old-fashioned Methodist campmeeting more than anything I can think of. "Take the banquet Tuesday night for instance," continued the governor. "When time came to adjourn the meet ing, the big crowd sat perfectly still and refused to budge. Then came yells for men from all parts of the country. Real winter temperatures have been the order of things today. The mercury was down to twelve degrees at seven o'clock this morning, tl-e lowest point reached thus far this season. However, the wind shifted to the south and has been blowing all day at a velocity of about twelve miles an hemr. Conse quently by two o'clock this afternoon the weather had moderated to a con siderable degree. There is a enspness today that is refreshing. The forecaster predicts fair and Warmer weatl er for tonight and Fri day. The mercury is not expected to drop down below the twenty degree point tonight. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 12(11 o'clock. .: 24 8 o'clock 13jl2 o'clock 27 9 o'clock. 16 1 o'clock 30 10 o'clock 201 2 o'clock 34 WRITING A MESSAGE. Tart Will Submit Another Going to Panama. Before Washington, Dec. 12. President Taft remained in his study in the White House today to begin the first draft of his message proposing the adoption of a budget system, which he expects to send to congress before he leaves for Panama next week. It will be accompanied by a tabulated presentation of expected revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. Mr. Taft is a firm believer in the super iority of the budget system over that prevailing. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Fair tonight and Friday. Warmer, j THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE THAT WILL CONTROL THE DESTINY OF THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY. Pill f I.I I iJJMf M M UM,MiM .I JJi IIHUI "ill IMPIHWIPL' WWMWJJBJ ..II MJ IIIlM .1 I Wl IWsU ipillff llUfc. D.I IJII JJIHWJUJH I.1JHW.WHW 9 W" IMJU. .U MBJlsP R Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 12. In reward for his good behavior and as a Christ mas present, Mrs. William Thaw, Jr., has purchased 90 acres of the choicest land Jn exclusive sewicKiey ieignts for S130.000. where it is said she will build a magnificent residence for her son, William Thaw IIL For years young Thaw was noted for his rather wild behavior. Some thing of a sensation was sprung a few ye.-.rs- ag-wlen it was reported that Virginia Gladys Bradley, a prominent society girl of New Terk, had agreed to marry young Thaw if he would abstain from drink for a year. William III made good and the two were mar ried. Since that time Thaw has been one of the most circumspect and de corous of the family. Mrs. William Thaw, Jr., mother of William II, at the time of his mar riage to Miss Bradley, stated that if her son would fulfill the probation contract and the marriage should prove to be a happy one, she would reward him for his change in his manner of living, Mrs. Thaw is reported to have said recently that nothing was too good for her son now that he had forsaken his old ways and shown himself to be a man. IS NOT CONTAGIOUS. Conclusion of Authorities on Infantile Paralysis. - From St. Joseph News-Press. Seated from left to right Theodore Roosevelt, Mr. Roosevelt, Col. Roosevelt, Chairman T. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt. Standing Ex-President Roosevelt, CoL Theodore Roose- icit, .j-ii . x. iivvaciui auu ju. iiicviivic xwwaddUf , ,- - New York, Dec. 12. Infantile paralysis, which has inspired terror in the hearts of anxious parents because of its resistance to medical skill, is not contagious. This conclusion has been announced by some of the highest authorities, who have made thorough studies of the disease in all its uncanny phases. Dr. M. J. Rosenau, professor of pre ventive medicine in Harvard univer sity; Charles T. Brues, instructor in e onomic entomology, and Dr. Mark W. Richardson, secretary of the Massachusetts board of health, agree that infantile paralysis is not a contagion. When they first began the studv of tne aeaaiy aisease, tne experts were misled into believing that the sickness spread from person to person. but late developments in their course of investigations show that their first conclusions were in error. A striking resemblance between the action of the virus of infantile paraly sis and that of hydrophobia has been noted. The recent motorcycle accidents la Topeka resulting in the death of onr man and the serious and permanent injuries of others, has aroused the board of fclty commissioners. Am a re sult it is probable than in a few weeks Topeka will have the nucleus of a mortorcycle police squad. Mayor Bil lard announced this afternoon that he was considering seriously the purchase of a machine or machines to be used by the police department in the gath ering of evidence against pop-pop speed lacs who endanger the lives of pedestrians on the streets of the city. Next week the board of commission ers will order the arrangement of an ordinance providing for a new system of numbering machines In this city. All of the old motorcycle numbers will be called in by the city cleric. C B. Burge, and new larger numbers will be provided the machine owners by the city. It is stated by city officials today that it is impossible to see the num bers now used by the motorcyclists. Even if the police are able to catch a number they have little or no evi dence in police court trial to prove that the rider was exceeding the speed limits. Motorcyclists Are Careless. It is stated at the city hall that the leniency of the police department the last few months has promoted carelessness among the motorcycle riders in Topeka. The police have tried to govern the ac tions of the pop-pops by suggestion, strict street crossing and right-hand-side rulea. The city commissioners have not enforced a rule prohibiting the carrying of passen gers or commonly termed "tank riding. ' They have not Insisted that the riders re frain from opening their exhausts Inside the city limits. Recent accidents have aroused the com missioners and the police. It means that the motorcyclists will be watched more closely in the future. It means new anl larger numbers, policemen patrolling the streets by motor day and night and a strict enforcement - of the ordinances designating lights, speed and driving. Topeka allows motorcycles ana automo biles these privileges: Twelve miles an hour on busfnefa streets. Eighteen miles an hour on residence streets. . 1 Eight miles an hour around corners and across intersections. The police department will have a motor car on the streets in a few weeks. With the aid of a motorcycle, the speed- iacs will be haled to police court. Com plaints have come to the city hall that it Is dangerous for a person on certain streets to wait for street cars. Tn motorcycle riders dodge in and out witl out reducing their speed. They Disobey 'Muffler' Ordinance, Another feature that has brought un favorable sentiment down on the heads of the motorcycle riders in Topeka tne total disregard of the ordinances requir ing them to use mufflers. Not more than half the riders riding up and down Kansas avenue attempt to muffle the noise from their engine exhaust. The noise is ear SDlittir.K it is ten times worse than the grinding, groaning deafening horror of a flat wheeled street car. There is no ordi nance against the street cars but ther is one against the motorcycle habit. TODAY IN CONGRESS. The Omnibus Claims Bill Is Taken l'p by the Senate. THROUGH THE CEILING. Robbers Enter a Jewelry Store and Carry Off Diamonds. New York, Dec. 12. A 5,000 diamond robbery in a Fifth avenue jeweler's shop was discovered today, when Joseph Varga, head of the Varga Jewelry com pany, opened his store for business. The establishment was entered during tne night through a hole sawed in the ceiling after the ' wall of the building adjoining had been pierced. The thieves smashed four large show cases and took their entire contents, then with a rope made their exit through tha ceiling. CHARITIES INHERIT. Part of Ixeb Estate Is Bequeathed to Them. Washington, Dec. 12. Senate met at noon. Omnibus claims bill taken up. Archbald impeachment committee met 1:10 p. m. Democrat senators in caucus ap pointed committee to plan action con cerning President Taft's nominations. House met at noon. Money trust in vestigation committee continued tak ing testimony relating to the New York stock exchange. Bowman-McLean election contest resumed on the floor. MONEY IN PAPER. And It Was Turned Over to Police by Pretty Stenographer. Rumson, N. J., Dec. 12. Half a mil lion dollars to Harvard university for the advancement of physics and chem istry and J 250. 000 to a memorial home for convalescents in New York, are the chief charitable bequests in the will of Professor Morris Loeb, of Col umbia university, who died last Oc tober. The entire estate is valued at J 1,000. 000. New York, Dec. 12. Miss Kllen Bart, a young stenographer, called at an up town police station today to ask the police to take charge of a newspaper which she had picked up on the floor of a Third avenue elevated train. The desk lieutenant was somewhat aston ished by her request until he opened the paper, to find more than tZ00 in greenbacks of small denominations carefully ' folded away between the pages. If the owner does pot claim the mon ey within thirty days it will be re turned to Miss Bart. AMERICAN IN CUSTODY Wife of Frenchman Held by Immi gration Officers. San Francisco, Dec. 12. Mrs. Lorton Blair, who says that she was born in Danville, Ohio, was taken into custody yesterday by Immigration Inspectors as she stepped from the Pacific Mail Liner Persia, from the Orient. In Dan ville she was married four years ago to a native of France, and because she thus acquired the nationality of her husband she must remain in detention until details concerning her papers can be investigated. As baggage she has 16 trunks, and she wore expensive furs and many Jewels. (