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LAST EDITION. TUESDAY EVENING. . TOPEKA KANSAS- MARCH 10, 1914. TUESDAY EVENING. On sale by newsboys at TWO CP'TM On trains and newstands FIVE ChJFla 5 : ' termyer. "To me it is manifest that it would be about- as valuable as a blank piece of paper. '.Anybody can detect a lottery ticket. , but Mr. Mil burn fails to explain how. fraudulent or fictitious or manipulated quota tions are to be .'detected unless some machinery is to be supplied for the purpose of safeguarding the mails against being used for their dissemi nation." Mr. Untermyer stated that prevention and punishment of manip ulations were the chief aims of the bill and that it did not seek-- to pro hibit speculation. - . HOER OF DEAD IS 31 IT'S TO THE POINT PHSUFPirtE POLICY CULLED SUCCESSFUL; ISLOERS SHOW RESTRAINT POLITICALMSSIP Prohibitionists Will Not Have State Ticket in Kansas GOO OflEDY M!E ro.CBOBCFIlI v CC......ET3E D3A.a3 Henry Clay Hall, "the most useful citizen" of Colorado Springs, Colo., has recently been named by President (iriGTAKESAUAD British Baler Undertakes to Aid In a Settlement Bepnbliean Postmasters Falter Creditors. - by the Way He Mast Testify or Go to Jail Bat They Will Be Active in Campaign, Just the Same. And Democrats Take Their Of the Qnestlon of Home Bala , for Ireland. for Contempt. . Places on Pilgrim Jonrney. ' EVERYBODY lO PAGES r'; ,yDMIT ' ' : EVE3YECDY lOPAGIZC ' ', ' ' ;iaaa iT ALSO TUB:! OVER $40,000 Alleged to Be in His Hands as H::8ES 03 SPOILS SYSTEM Ill K.IJSAS 159 HEADS FALL Sale Proceeds. Creditors Today Ask Judge Pol . lock for This Order. Creditors for the Badders Clothing company will this afternoon ask Judge Pollock for an order citing George S. Badders to appear and show why he should not turn over to a trustee $40, 00 in cash and securities alleged to be In his possession from the proceeds of a recent sale of merchandise. If the court grants the order sought by cred itors, Badders will either be forced to testify at the hearing in Topeka March 18 and to comply with the court's or der or will subject himself to a citation for contempt. Three petitioning creditors, the same creditors who caused the bringing of the petition in involuntary bankrupt cy, today sought the order to cause Badders to turn over the $40,000. It is alleged that the receipts from recent sales at the Badders store from De cember 5, 1913, to January 21, 1914, ag gregated about $48,000 of which amount not to exceed $8,000 has been paid to creditors. The petition now de mands that Badders as president and principal stockholder of the corpora tion appear in open court and state his legal refusal for turning this money over to a trustee. The petitioning creditors also de mand that Badders be compelled to make an accounting and to turn over to a trustee all books and papers of the corporation which are now In his possession. The action this after noon is in the form of a civil pro ceeding and seeks to compel Badders to come into court and testify as well as to turn over to creditors the $40, 000 alleged to be in his possession and owing to creditors of the store. Criminal action, if resorted to at all, will probably not be instigated before the hearing in Judge Slonecker's court March 18. Badders' Tactics of Silence, That George S. Badders will con tinue in his refusal to testify regard ing his financial affairs, was intimated in St. Joseph, Mo., Monday night when D. R. Hite, leading counsel for Badders, told Judge A. S. VanValken burg that it might be necessary for the Topeka merchant to resort to habeas corpus proceedings to protect his rights. The Hite statement fol lowed a lengthy argument for the set ting aside pf the application of new orders urged against Badders and W. A. Byers by attorneys for the cloth ing company creditors. Badders has never taken the stand to testify regarding his financial and business affairs. On three separate and distinct occasions he has read into the records his refusal to testify in the bankruptcy proceedings. Now Hite intimates that Badders will con tinue to testify even to the point of going to Jail and relying on habeas corpus proceedings for relief from contempt orders. "If the orders demanded by credi tors and issued by the court are en forced, it may become necessary for my client to resort to habeas corpus. aid Hite in discussing before Judge VanValkenburg the orders already entered in the case and the probable attitude of the Topeka merchant in the creditors' meeting before Judge iSlonecker next week. "Will Badders appear at the meet ing March 18 and testify under the summons served by the United States marshal?" was asked of Hite. "I do not pretend to say what Mr. Badders will do March 18," responded Hite. "We will consider that matter when we come to it." The reference by Attorney Hite to the possible necessity of resorting to habeas corpus proceedings was re garded by attorneys for creditors as meaning that Badders will likely con tinue in his refusal to testify. Holds Former Orders Sufficient. Judge A. S. VanValkenburg denied the applications of Badders company creditors for an order compelling George S. Badders to submit to an ex amination as to his financial affairs and to enjoin him from disposing of his personal property pending final action in the personal suit in bank ruptcy. The ruling of the federal Judge in St. Joseph, Mo., last night was in substance a denial of three applications for orders urged by creditors for the Badders company in Topeka. The action of creditors demanded the appointment of a receiver to take charge of Badders' personal affairs, to inquire into his property rights and disposition of money and prop erty received by him while president of the Badders Clothing company. Creditors also sought to force the To peka merchant to testify regarding his affairs and to enforce a restrain ing order preventing the disposition of property until the affairs of the al leged bankrupt had been fully set tled. In view of the action already taken in the case and the findings of a jury in Judge Pollock's court, which held that the Badders company was in solvent. Judge VanValkenburg ruled that supplemental orders in the case m utiim itnneceasarv and n nrn 1 lori -fai- and refused to grant the demands of creditors. State Bank Call. Charles Sawyer, state bank commis sioner, issued a call late this after noon for the condition of the state banks and financial institutions on March 9. This call was mailed from the office of the bank commissioner at the state house today. Weather Forecast for Kansas. Unsettled, with probably snow to night or Wednesday; colder, tonight. XtB-I'K-K-WCK-: TV -'ltt Francis Barton Harrison. He Is Hen derson Martin's only superior of ficer on the commission. Manila, P. I., March 10. Uncle Sam's present Philippine policy, as carried out by Governor General Harrison and the Philippine commission appointed last year, has, according to officials here, resulted in pronounced success and amply justified the course of President Wilson in granting the Filipinos a ma jority upon the commission. For the first time in three years the commission and the assembly, which respectively compose the upper and lower houses of the legislature, have been in complete harmony. This has resulted in the passage of an appropri ation bill which works an annual sav ing of $1,000,000. Salaries of nabob pro portions among the high officials in cluding the commission itself have been substantially shorn, while the pay of the minor workers has been left un impaired. Bureaus have been - re adjusted, consolidated or abolished, improved methods of accounting have been introduced and armfuls of red tape have been dumped into the waste basket. This policy has brought about a saving in money, time and energy without in any wise impairing indeed, its results are to increase the effi ciency of the entire government. The following dispatch was recently sent by -Governor General Harrison to Secretary of War Garrison: 'For the first time in three years general appropriation bill passed leg islature, demonstrating harmony in the government here. The bill effects a saving of over one million in the cur rent annual expenses, without in any respect impairing efficiency. This and other economies will avert treasury deficit impending on my arrival. Bu reau of health and bureau of education were' granted substantially amounts recommended by their directors. New accounting features introduced greatly Improving old system. Receipts of bu reaus hereafter to revert automatically to general treasury instead of allow ing chiefs of bureaus to spend such sums in their discretion for purposes not specifically authorized. Salary cut ting was confined to higher officials. No salaries of $3,000 or under were cut, thus of 9,000 officials and employees only about one hundred have salaries reduced. Salaries between $3,000 and $5,C00 cut 10 per cent. Bill passed both houses unanimously, and, in my opin ion, is an extremely wise and conserva tive measure." The secretary's reply follows: I congratulate you on the passage, for the first time in three years, of a general appropriation bill, and on the fact that the bill was passed unani mously by both houses. I have no doubt that there were as to many features differences of opinion, but it is a source of satisfaction to the de partment that such differences were satisfactorily adjusted. Please extend to both houses of the Philippine legis lature my congratulations on this event and express to them my hope that this is but an indication of what may be expected in the future." LEASES MUST PAY TAX Hundreds of Millions Added to Assess ment Roils of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City. March 10. Oil and gas leases in Oklahoma, estimated to be worth $200,000,000 to $500,000,000 were rendered subject to assessment and taxation by the decision of the state supreme court here today, upholding the state board of equalization valua-. tion of the Indian Territory illuminat ing Oil company property for the year 1911. The decision upholds a ruling of the lower court that such taxation does not interfere with the right of congress to regulate the commerce with Indian tribes. Among the companies most vitally affected by the decision are the Prairie Oil and Gas company, the Oklahoma Natural company, the Gypsy Oil ana Gas company and the Producers Oil company, all large corporations holding leases on Indian land. Independent oil companies also are affected. Under the decision, Indian lands, even when bearing oil still will be ex empt from taxation as recently decided by the United States supreme court, since the Indians are exempted by national treaty but the corporations owning the leases on such lands must pay taxes to the state. It is not believed that an appeal will be taken to the supreme court of the United States in this case since a de cision in a Texas case recently taken to that court covers practically the same ground. Wilson Names Minister to Uruguay. Washington. March 10. President Wilson today nominated John I De salles, of Pennsylvania, to be envoy ex traordinary and minister -plenipotentiary to ruguay, He Compares His Appointment Record With Stnbbs. Scott . Wonders if Holley Has Beally Come Back Home. There- will probably be no Prohibi tion state tick't in Kansas this year, although the State Temperance union will urge a national prohibition issue in every congressional district in the state. No action has as yet been ta ken by; the prohibition forces of the state' looking to the nomination of a state .ticket and Frank M. Stahl, sec retary of the State Temperance union, stated today that so far as he knew, no ticket would be nominated. In 1912 the Prohibitionists failed to put a ticket in the field and were ruled off the . ballot because of the . light showing made in the election of 1910. Now, Stahl declares, there is no real, serious prohibition or resubmission is sue in Kansas and there is no occa sion for a state ticket. Temperance workers, in the state will be left free to use their own Judgment in the se lection of candidates for office and the temperance union will not lend Its sup port to any party or candidate, accord ing to Stahl. Would Fight Billard. One thing is certain, though. If J. B. Billard enters the race for governor, he will have the solid opposition of the temperance union and its supporters. Secretary Stahl declares that the tem perance union would not make the fight on Billard by centralizing the temper ance vote on any one candidate. The union would merely conduct a cam- (Continued on Pago Two.) DEFENDS HIS DILL Samuel 'Untermyer Appears Before Senate Banking Committee. Washington, March 10. Samuel Untermyer of New York today ap peared before the senate banking and currency committee in arguments in support of the bill he has fathered tor the regulation- - of - stock exchanges. Instead of the bill "Russianizing the press," as claimed by Senator Hitch cock, Mr. Untermyer declared it merely empowered the postmaster general to exclude from the mails any publication containing the quotations of an exchange not incorporated in accordance with the state law. "Permit me to say that the power and momentum of the press are in creasing at such a rate that the dan ger is that the press may Russianize the people," said Mr. Untermyer. Mr. Untermyer further declared that op ponents of the bill had been forced to admit the federal regulation of stock exchanges was necessary for state in corporation and postal supervision, as proposed in the senate bill. The op ponents had ' failed to point out an effective alternative, he said. "Mr. Milburn, speaking for the New Tork stock exchange, suggests that a bill similar to that under which lot teries were suppressed, that would deny the use of the mails and tele graph for the distribution of fictitious and unlawful transactions would an swer the purpose," continued Mr. Un- Ain't He Money in tbe Vaults of the Boatmen's Bank Is Safe. St- Louis. March 10 Firemen today began to penetrate the ruins of the Missouri Athletic club building in search of the dead of yesterday morn ing's disastrous fire. As water was being played on the 1 ruins and some parts of the interior still were ablaze, the men could not go very far within the ruins. Early investigation - showed the vaults of the Boatmen's bank which occupied the two first floors of the building to be intact. Covered by tons of brick, granite and twisted steel, the vaults hold safe mora than $1,300,000 in currency, about 127,000 in coin and many million dollars worth of stocks and bonds. . Careful checking up of those known to be at the Missouri Athletic club Sunday night and those heard from since the fire resulted in a death list cf 31. This number may be slightly in creased. A message was received at police headquarters today inquiring as to the safety of John Day. This mes sage was sent by D. E. Robinson of Brooklyn, N. T. Mr. Day was not list ed in previous reports of missing. Management Was Warned. Fire Chief Swingssy said today that six or seven months ago he warned the management of the: Missouri Athletic club that the club building was not safe for sleeping quarters. "I found- conditions particularly bad on the three upper-rioors, said the chief. "The building was not con structed for hotel purposes but for a Dusiness house. It hart been converted into a hotel by dividing the upper floors into - rooms r sleeping pur poses. The walls of. the rooms were built or tongue and -,- grooved lumber, which attracts, instead of resists. flames. There was no Improvement that I could suggest. The only way to tio away with the building was to discontinue using it -lor Jiotel purposes. The building had no sprinkler system. That was taken out when the building was converted - into a - club house. James A. Smith, former building com missioner, said today that he -refused to approve the southwest fire-escape because it ran directly across the win dows. "I held," he said, "that in case of fire, flames, bursting from the win dows, would cut off escape. ' That is exactly what happened." . ' . ; THE DAY l.';uC;;&TISS Committees of Both Houses Horry up tne Trust Hills. . Washington, March 10. Senate met at noon. . Samuel1 Untermyer. tes tified on the stock exchange bill be fore the banking committee. Sena tor Tillman asked for an investigation of charges that a coal trust discrim inates against Charleston, S. C. Com mittee in charge of trust bills hurried consideration of measure for early ac tion. House met at noon. Debate was re sumed on the agricultural bill. Committees in charge of trust legis lation began speeding up their work. Interstate commerce committee re ported revised Sims bill to repeal Pan ama tolls exemption. - Judiciary committee dismissed as "uncorroborated," the charges of Wade H. Cooper of Washington against As sociate Justice Wright, supreme court of the District of Columbia. the Busy Little Bee ! And From Now on It Will Be a , Slaughter. F. M. Pearl Says Senator Bare Between. Mardock and Neeley. Washington, D. ' C.,' March 10. Over one hundred and fifty Republi can postmasters of the presidential class in Kansas have been succeeded by "faithful" Democrats during the past six months. It is expected that changes will be made more rapidly from now on since the postoffice de partment has cleaned up an accumu lation of several thousand cases where commissions had expired during the early part of this administration. - As soon as the commission of a Re publican postmaster of this class ex pires he may well expect that it will be only a few weeks until his success or is nominated, confirmed and in stalled into office. So far as known, there has not been a single Republican postmaster in Kansas reappointed by the admin istration because of. meritorious serv ices. Therefore, it must be assumed that these offices are to remain in pol itics. This week the official ax fell upon the heads of fifteen Kansas postmas ters ten of .. the presidential class and five of the fourth , class. Nomina tions for the presidential changes are as follows: . Adelaide Brandenburg to be post master at Frankfort, in place of John M. Watson, whose commission expired Feb. 28, last. ' J. P. Fern at Scammon, in place of Thomas B. Evans, deceased. , 1 E. S. Irwin at Liberal, to succeed (Continued on Page Two.) SHOT SELF III HEAD. Father of 15 Attempts Own life Near Police Station. Hutchinson, Kan., March 10. With in a few feet of police station, Samuel J.' Hooper, 54 years old, a salt worker, drew a revolvers and sfaot-himselX in the- head here this morning. It was said that jealousy prompted his action. He had followed, his wife to police station' where she had gone for pro tection. Hooper had planned toJeave Hutchinson .for Kentucky this after noon. He is the father of fifteen chil dren. , His condition is serious. GRAIN f.'EII AT ABILEIIE George R. ' Ross' and 3. H. Miller on : Speakers IJst, , Abilene, Kan., March 10. Three hundred grain' dealers from all parts of the state were here today attending the opening session of a two-day con vention of the Kansas State Grain Dealers' association. George B. Ross, state grain inspector, and J. H. Miller of the Kansas State Agricultural col lege at Manhattan were among the speakers. I Ft i yj Banry Oay Han. Wilson to fill one of the vacancies on the interstate commerce commis sion. Mr. Hall is a member of the Colorado bar and has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1892. SLASHES A PICTURE. Suffragette Badly Damages a $225,000 Painting. London, March 10. A militant suffragette inflicted severe damages today on the famous Velasquez pic ture known as the "Rokeby Venus," which is hung in the national gallery. Trafalgar square. The picture was purchased for $225,000 in 1906 and presented to the nation. Art experts have estimated its present market value at $500,000. The woman entered the gallery and attacked the picture with a sharp knife, making six or seven bad cuts across the canvas. She was arrested. The perpetrator of the outrage was the notorious militant suffragette. May Richardson, who has been sen tenced to-several -' terms of imprison ment since the beginning of the wo man suffrage movement. She was ar rested a.t Bristol July 4 last year for dropping a scroll of paper on the knees of King George as he was driv ing through the city. After she had served three months' imprisonment she was arrested again in November for burning at house at Hampton, but immediately started a hunger strike and was released a few weeks later in a serious condition of health. The National gallery was closed by the authorities after the outrage to day. . Many of the public art collec tions, such as those at Hampton court palace, and especially galleries where valuable porcelain is on exhibition, were closed a year ago on account of militant outrages, and have not been opened since. Miss Richardson, after her arrest said: "I tried to destroy the picture of the most beautiful woman in myth ological history as a protest against the government for destroying Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, who is the most beautiful character in modern his tory." The police magistrate committed Miss Richardson for trial at the ses sions and refused to grant bail. Hawes Harrison Turner, secretary and keeper of the National gallery. told the magistrate that the selling price of the picture had been depre ciated at least $75,000 by the outrage. The prisoner harangued the court at length. She said: "Reginald McKenna, the home sec retary has turned the criminal code into a farce. This is the tenth time I have been brought before a magis trate this year. He cannot coerce me and cannot compel me to serve a sen tence. He can only repeat the farce of releasing me." WIND FROM THE COUTH May Bring Snow Tonight or Wednes day; WiU Be Colder. The weather might be said to be almost ideal for this time of year to day were it not for a 15 mile breeze that is blowing dust along the streets. The temperature is two degrees above normal for this date. The forecast indicates that there will be a slight drop in temperature in the next 24 hours with the probability of snow. Shippers forecast: "Protect 36 hour shipments - north and west against temperature of 24 degrees: south and east from 26 to 80 degrees. The minimum temperature at Topeka is expected to De 26 aegrees. ' The highest temperature recorded on this date in twenty-four years was 74 degrees in 1892; the lowest .was 14 above in 1900. The hourly readings: 7 o'clock 33 8 o'clock . . . .34 9 o'clock 36 10 o'clock 41 11 o'clock 12 o'clock 1 o'clock 2 o'clock 3 o'clock .44 ,.4 ..47 ..46 ..45 WANTS TO CLOSE UP. J. W. deed flies Application for the Bell Company. Jefferson City. March 10. J. W. Gleed. attorney for the Missouri ft Kansas Telephone company, filed an applica tion today, with the state public serv ice commission, for permission on the part of the company, to close its ex change in Cartervllle. Jasper county. The reason assigned is that the mayor of the town is the only person in the city who has one of the company's tel ephones in his office. coYEEZEiT ccr.3Ess:::3 Are Offered by Premier Asqmith In Parliament. ' The Unionists Contlnae to Be the Stambllng Block. London, March 10. The possibility of a settlement ' of the Irish home rule -controversy was again in the forefront of popular Interest today. The opln- -ions of the various parties aa to the effect of the concessions offered in the house of commons by Premier Asqulth . differed widely. The Unionists, as a rule, expressed themselves unsatisfied with the suggested method of voting by counties on the exclusion of Ulster or portions , of it from the operation of the home rule bllL Nationalists, on the other hand, declared the cabinet had gone to the limit toward conciliation. The Independent opinion of the country seems inclined to the feeling that the concessions offer an opportunity for -. conciliation and this . feeling is strengthened by Sir Edward Carson's counter offer on behalf of the Ulster conference, providing the limitation on the exclusion of the Northern counties to a period of six years be struck out- It is pointed out in parliamentary cir cles that the recognition by the- cabi net and the Nationalists of tbe princi ple of the exclusion of the counties of Ulster, if they vote in favor of it, even if the exclusion be only temporary , is a great step in aavance irom last year's policy of "full steam ahead." This attitude of the cabinet and the Irish nationalists, it is argued, allows for negotiations during the three weeks for which the debate on the home rule bill has been adjourned. King George is believed to have had a hand in inducing Premier Asqulth to make tne proffered concessions and It is contended that if his majesty con tinues, his activity in this respect the two parties may be enabled to bridge over the differences separating them. The stumbling blocks in the way of a settlement of the Irish question are tho "die hard", unionists who want a general election, at any cost, In the hope of defeating the government; and also the nationalists, who follow William O'Brien and are opposed to any kind of - exclusion being granted . to Ulster, It is very doubtful whether John Redmond, the Irish' Nationalist leader can carry the members ef his party any farther than they have al ready consented to go, in the way o. placating the Ulster unionists. Lord MacDonnell, a Liberal peer, who was permanent undersecretary for Ire land from 1902- to -1908, said today that the government proposals seem ed to furnish a basis for settlement. Lord Dunraven, conservative Irish peer, expressed doubt whether Prem ier Asquith's offer would bring about a satisfactory solution. GOING PACK TO JAIL. Mrs. Pankbnrst Is Arrested at a Meet ing in Glasgow. Glasgow, March 10. Bands of . de termined militant suffragists waited at the railway stations in Glasgow today, in readiness to fight for the rescue of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst. The mili tant leader, however, who was arrested last night while speaking in St. An drew's hall, was' removed from the station house to a suburban railway station, early in the morning, in order to avoid the attention of her support- '. ers. Mrs. Pankhurst, was carried from the cell to an automobile on a stretcher and the car then dashed with high speed to a station on the main line of . the railway, where she was carried on . board the express train for London. It is assumed the militant leader will be placed in Hollo way Jail. Many of the policemen who assisted in Mrs. Parkhurst's arrest last night suffered severe scratches from the barbed wire which had been stretched across the platform, from which she was speaking. . justice wniGiiT v;i::3 Charges Calling for Impeachment Are Not Sustained. Washington, March 10. Charges by W. H. Cooper, a local banker, against Justice D. T. Wright of the district supreme court, asking for his im peachment, were dismissed today by the house judiciary committee as un corroborated. Justice Wright attracted national at tention when he sentenced Samuel Gompers, Frank Morrison and John Mitchell to jail for contempt of court in the Buck Stove and' Range case. Al though Cooper's petition charges the justice with various acts of misconduct on the bench and in private life, his action in the labor case was one of the articles on which his impeachment was asked. Justice Wright maintained that Cooper's charges were actuated by animus growing out of private litiga tion between them. post u;;ger ti:e ki::te Battle Creek Man Undergoes steal Operation. Rochester, Minn., March lO.--C. W. Post, of Battle Creek, Mich., who was rushed to this city aboard a special train, from Los Angeles, for surgical treatment today submitted to a major operation. Although no official re port was Issued as to his condition it was understood It was considered fa vorabla. . ' ' it " .