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WL BO PfffllCEHLTS Treasury Department Example ol Economical Administration. ing was the Fanfaren march with four herald trumpets ' and "ke'Oe drums. ... In the Thirteenth Cavalry band Chief Musician Luedcke has a class of talented musicians and his effi ciency as a director was shown In Emerson- Lister luliiuaiot PROF. E. 0. L0VTT. JTKASKD LAKGIi AUDIKXCli. : Last night the Thirteenth Cevslr) band gave a pleasing concert ft th Seelye theatre and the large audience present was well satisfied Both classical and popular airs wre play ed and each piece received abundant applause. Tbe feature ef the even tbe high class of music furnished by the soldlenT last night. , . " .' EVEN DEMOCRATS APPROVE j V t r 1 f-yC 3 , . (, . .'.- i ' . Under Taft Reorganization Acconv pllshed, Fraude Stopped and Law Violator Punished Dlvorctd from Wall 8treet Tbe treasury department haa re cently received the commendation of tbe Democratic appropriation commit tee of the house of representatives tor the result achieved in bringing bout economy and efficiency in that department. The general basla of this unusual praise Is the fact that It la costing two and a half million dollars year less to run, this big business machine of the government than it did three "years ago when president Taft began his administration and initiated his campaign for governmental econ omy by placing an experienced busi ness man Secretary MacVeagh at the bead of the treasury department. Tbe amount now saved each year Is a ten per cent, reduction In the pre vious coat. It tells but half tbe story ' of the actual economy effected; for there has been a 10 per cent. Increase In the business of tbe department dur 1a this time. making a total gain in the Interest of the taxpayer of 20 per cent Tbe cagerneas tbat now exists to make political capital out or criticism makes the fact eminently striking that through this period of Investigation , ad Inquiry tbe treasury department Ihas been found a fruitless field of op eration. It baa not even been men tioned In connection with tbe alleged "money trust," for the reason that the (treasury department la now, for the (first time, wholly Independent of the "big bankers of the country In Its oper ations. That tbe department should always be above the slightest ground Cor moral criticism la, of course, one of the fundementals of Its admlnlstra 'tton. Frauds Are Punished. Th visor with which the Adminis tration has gone after those who have tt-mnted frauds on the customs rev nue Is Illustrated by tbe fact that more than five million dollars has been collected In fines against dis honest Importers and attempted smug feelers. Jail sentences In numerous in stances have been added to the fines. The result haa been the creation of a wholeaome respect for the law on the ipart of Importers and Americans who .travel In foreign lands. The entire machinery for the collection of cus toms has been overhauled, with the result tbat valuations are made more vecurately and many ' channels : for frauds have been stopped. One of the eipecla! aids In this connection has been the special agents service, which the secretary has taken personally in ttand. i The other collection agency, the In torn revenue service, haa been brought to a high degree of efficiency ffta collections last year were the high at in Its history $322.000,000 which -was collected at the expense of one cent and sixty-eight hundredths of a cent for each dollar, a substantial' de crease In cost. Internal revenue col .' lectors are now giving the major por tion of their time to their official du ties, an Innovation brought about for the first time through the Insistence of (the president that efficiency of ad janlnlsf ration was more to be dealred than tbe developing of political machines.- k .:, ;.' ' Where Savings Resulted. - Savings In the. method of printing me paper money 07 the country have 'been made to the extent of $600,000 annually, while similar work In the .mints haa resulted in cutting down the expense annually to the extent of 1483.000. By using the malls instead of the express a saving of $60,000 a year la effected In sending wornout notes to the treasury -for redemption .Nearly $60,000 a year la being saved through Improved methods In handling the paper on which money and postage and Internal revenue sumps Is print ' d. A similar amount Is being saved through closer scrutiny and economy la printing the stationery tor the de partment. The revenue cutter servtci adds to the list a saving of $100,000 a year with Increased activities, "so alsc does the public health service. . And this story Is the strongest kind of. a denial of the charge that Preal dent Taft haa need the government . employee to further, hta own polltlca' advantage. There have been eighteen hundred and one unnecessary place abolished under tbe treasury depart, jaent In the last three years. Five, hundred and fortty-two of these have foeen la tbe department service In ' Washington. ; None of. those- In Wash jtagton , whoa pfaces , were' abolished bare been separated front the aerrtot !y that fact ' Secretary MacVeagt mas rigidly adhered to the policy of fib department by resignation ant death, and these places ' have beet (Slled by those who would other U tave been dropped. The tacts above set forth are eon rJncing proof that under the admlnls tratlon of President Taft genuine re forms In administration have been ao eompllshed 1n bringing jthe govern eaent business to tbe most practlca sd economical basis in the In teres! tef the whole peopla. .-.-.-.., Edaar Odell Lovett has been made president of the Rice Institute In Tex as, for the foundation of which t&OOOV 000 was given by William Marsh Rice, the aacd southerner whom Albert T. Patrick wan convicted of killing In Nrw York. ANARCHISTS TO BE DRIVEN OUT ALL FRANCE STIRRED UP OVER PARIS OUTRAGES. Pcllce Amaxed at Number In City Sympathizers Also Arrested and ' all Must Leave Country. Paris. April 30. The last of the phantom bandits, Gamier, chief lieu tenant of Bonnot, was arrested here late at night. He was surprised in his room and gave up without a fight. Relentless war against the anarch ists in France Is to be one result of the operations'1 the Bonnot band of motor car brigands, two of whose leaders were killed at Choisy-le-Rol, near Paris, after a desperate fight with police and soldiers. The police are amazed at the dis covery of the large number of anarch ists who have taken refuge In Paris from various European countries. T'ley now will be arrested and driven from France as enemies of society. The melodramatic end of Bonnot called forth admiration among cer tain parte of the revolutionary classes arid many arrests have been med when that feeling has been expressed In public. At the funeral of Superintendent Joufn of the Paris detective depart ment, who was killed while trying to arrest Bonnot, Louis Leplne, prefect of police,, delivered an appeal for the more severe punishment of criminals. He said there was a tendency to treat youthful wrongdoers leniently on the around that they were not responsible for their acts and that tendency, he said, was creating a great menace to tie security of the people. , TO END KANSAS ' BRIDGE TRUST Governor Gathering Information to Break Up Combine and Get Better Prices, Topeka, April 30. Gov, Stubbs hah started an Investigation of tbe bridge trust and is gathering information as to the work of the combine in Kansas The governor has sent to each county a request for the following informa tion: Name of bridge companies doing work in a county since October 1. 1908 and approximate amount of work done in each succeeding year and name of company. . . That la a nart of the information on which It Is proposed to begin proceed ings to break up the combination wharebv It is charged Kansaa haa had poor work and baa paid high prices. . ANTHRACITE MEN GET INCREASE The Deadlock Between Miners and Operatora Expected to End Thla Week. Philadelphia, April 30. The dead lock between the anthracite coal mine workers and the operatora is expected to end with the close of the present week. The full committee of ten operatora and ten miners will meet In New York Thursday to receive the report of tbe sub-committee which has reached an agreement on all griev ances. , While the details have not been made-HPBblic. ltis known, the men have, been granted .10 per cent In crease In 'Wages. Kentucky Train Overturned, Chittenden; Ky4 -April 30. The en tire train of the Carolina special on the Cincinnati,, New Orleans ft Texas Pacific railroad was overturned a half mile south of here while running at a high rate of speed.. Two passengers were dangerously, injured and four others received bruises'. The acci dent was due to spreading rails, Herrlck Received at Paris. Paris, April 30. President' Fallleres formally received Ambassador Her rlck, the new representative of the United States to France.. It waa th first official function at which the nea ambassador waa present. Thirteenth GRADE PUPILS TO OFFER ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY. An entertainment by the children of the -grades will be givon Friday evening, May 23rd, at the Seelye theatre. The program will be "Ye Olden May Day" by children of first grade Garfield building, Miss Hum ble teacher. The children will play some of the games of old English origin and wind a May pole. "The Comb Card" an operetta In two acts will be given by children selected from different grades' of the city. The operetta tells how the Knave of Hearts yielded to tempta tion and stole the historic tarts and came near losing his head for the crime. "Old Mother Hubbard1," "Jack and Jill," "Tom" and other Mother Goose celebrities will assist. MRS. W. F. DUCKWALL OF SAUNA IS DEAD. Salina, Kan., April 25. Special. Mrs. W. F. Duckwall, sister-in-law of A. L. and Eldon Duckwall of Abilene, died here this morning of spinal meningitis, following pneu monia. She was taken with the former disease last evening and pass ed away this morning despite the best efforts of the physicians She had many friends who will be sad dened by her death. BRASSFIELD HAS LEFT , - , THE OLNEY MUSIC CO. B. R. Brassfleld has resigned his position with the Olney Music' com pany, and will go on the road for the Packard Piano company, ot Fort Wayne, Ind. The change was made a week ago although It was not an nounced until Monday. Mr. Brassfleld Is well known here having formerly managed the local Olney music store. School Closing at Pearl. On Friday, April 26, occurred the school closing of Union District No. 1. At 8:45 a. m. occurred the: flag raising with due patriotism. At 10:30 a ball game was called and at high noon the first sitting at dinner was called, the third sitting was fin ished by 3 o'clock. A select pro gram was rendered by the pupils of the school after which thte Pearl ball team played an Interesting game with the D. C. H. S. boys, Pearl boys winning 15 to 0. Each and all of the 200 or more who participated went home satisfied that the day had been well spent. SHIFTING SOIL Real Estate Transfers Reported , by J. E. Keel, Abstractor. C. B. Young and wife to Alex Cont ain, tract 16x20 rda. in sw' 5-11-2, $200. .,., V Ferdinand J. Rumold . and wife to 'Philip Qutch, ae S6-1.-2, $13. $250. . I John J. Merillat et al to L. F. Llnde, lots 12, 13, blk 6, Talmage, $200. John W. Brubaker and wife to W. H. Gatch. n se 85-14-3, ' $4750. ' . - . ' . - W. H. Liggett and wife' to Daniel ' B. Scheaffer, w H ne 4-14-3, $4400. . . - Daniel B. Scheaffer and wife to Le- roy B. Bardwell, n ne 4-14-3, $5000. Charley H. Bonebrake and wUe.to Mi P. Sanborn, aw 9-13-4, $7200. . .. ; Chas. C. Wyandt and wife to Charles M. Paxaon, lot B, K. A ii.-add Abilene, $1525. Cavalry Band. KANSAS LEADS ALL STATES IN "CITIZEN'S CLUBHOUSES." "Kansas is leading every other state in the country in the rapid development of its schools, the . In creasing number of studentp en rolled, and the enlargement of its Investment In school property," says W. H. Johnson, high school inspector for the state university, in comment ing on tbe fact that Kansas spent on school houses last year $1,360, 000, an Increase over the previous year of 1898,000. Enough new school houses were built In Kansas last year to make a fair sized, town, if gathered In a group. The total number of such buildings is 9,312 and the number of rooms in them is 14,457. But the most elgnificent thing about the de velopment of the year has, been tbe awakening of Kansaa people to the fact that in' the school house the people have a club houee and forum going to waste for lack of use. CLAIMS WD7E LEFT HIM ' SO HE ASKS FOR DIVORCE, Wymaa C. McKelvy yesterday fil ed suit in district court for a divorce from Mabel C. McKelvy. He charges abandonment and gross neglect of duty. ; -' ' . " ' - " , Advertised .Mall. . For week ending April 29, 1912: Letters: Milliaa Doves, All W Farrow (3), M. B. care Central Ho tel, Frank Settle, Dt. W. Thomas. Cards: Miss Ruth Bowen, Joe Kitt, Mrs. Robt. Long, Miss Minnie McNonald," Harold Pember, Vere Pember (3). i , R. WARING, P. M. "PANISH WARSHIP TO ST. LOUIS Naval Reserves to Get Isla De Luzon Inttead of Monitor ' Amphitrlte. Pf. Louis, April 30. The protected cnMscr Tela De Luzon, which will be statlonM at St. Louis for the use of the Missouri naval reserves, Instead rf the monitor Amnhltrite, has left New C'rlenns. - Talrty-nine members of the reserve i and six officers now are at Memrhlu, and T leut. Schwartz will take abof. 30 more to man is warship. The vessel was one of the ships of the Spanlh fleet sunk by Admiral Dewey at Manila and later was raised and repaifd. It is 192 feet long and carries a main battery of four-Inch rifles and a secondary battery of rapid Ore guns. ' Kansaa Woman Took Acid. Peabody. Kan;. April 30. The body of Mrs. G. W. Camp, reclining on the floor of her home here, was found by f. A. Sh river, a neighbor. She left a note stating she feared loss of mind from worry over the loss of her hus band. Judge Camp, who died In Jan uary. ' ? - Oklahoma Gale Lose Grow. Oklahoma . City, Ok, April 30. While there have been no additions to the list of 54 killed in storms which swept through sections of Oklahoma the number of Injured Is much Yarger than at first wported. The property loss la greater than Indicated In early reports.' :. r , : , T Train Wrecked a 'Motor.;, rhlocro. Anrll 30. Three' persons Vere klVed and two more were severe ly Injured oa tne Illinois cenirai rail road track at North Riverside, a suburb, when a motor car waa struck by a passenger train. ; Begged for Death Sentence. iin-...l.. tt With Via ha a. 4 swathed In bandages from an attempt to kin himself against a stone wail,! Jacob KreJIk, a tailor 30 years old,' begged Judge Backus to sentence him to death for Killing his sweetheart. The Cultivator tbat .satisfies, all steel andiron except the pole and 12 more reasons why you should buy Emerson Lister Cultivators 0M1I0 KANSAS FLOODED High Water Causes Heavy Damage in 1 wo states. ' TRAIN SERVICE DEMORALIZED Heavy Rains of Past Three Days Put Streams Out of Banks Rivers Cut New Channels. Oklahoma City, Ok., April 30. The Arkansas and Grand rivers are out ol their banks and overflowing the fertile farms in the bottom lands. The Ar kansas rose seven feet in 12 hours and is within one foot of its high water record. The Muskogee power plant at Hyde Park is threatened and traffic has been suspended on the In terurban between Muskogee and Fort Gibson. Part of the track is expected to go out during the night. Thousands of acres of land" are In undated and it is feared the early potato crop is ruined. The Grand river haa cut a new channel : near Fort Gibson and is flooding into Ross lake near Keota. The Arkansas has cut, across the bottoms towards San Bois creek. Additional heavy rains In northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, which are reported to have been of the proporMona of cloudbursts, In creased the flood waters In the minor streams, and caused numerous rail road washouts. The Katv suffered particularly on ls Oklahoma division. In 23 places oetween Hominy and Nelagony, the track Is out and water is over . the roadbed ..: , r '.'';:, Qalena District Flooded. Galena, Kpu., Apr.l 30. Zinc and lead mining, railroad and farming In terests in the southeast corner of Kannnn suffered heavy damages from flood waters in Spring river from the unprecedented heavy rains of the past three days. The flooding of the city waterworks pump station has left Galena without water for domestic use or Are protection. No relief Is in sight within ,24 hours at tne earnest The flood in Spring river is the highest in 17 yeara and at Badger, a little mining camp north of here, much damage was caused to mine owners and farmers when the water poured over the dike at a lepth ol two teet. High Water Record Broken. Tbe crest of the flood , at the Em pire District Electric company's pow er dam at Lowell, southwest of Ga lena, was reached during the after noon when the water poured over the dam five inches deep.. The reading then was 29 feet 5 Inches, or 13. inches higher than the record flood since the ereotion of the dam. The county bridge below tbe dam Is endangered. The company was compelled tol resort to the use of dy namite in breaking up tbe driftwood Jam at the flood gates of tbe Bypass bridge about a half mile above the dam. Train service on all roads to Galena has been crippled, but the M. K. A T. J most seriously affected. Eight hundred feet of track ' east of the company's Spring river bridge is o hadlv under-washed that train ser vice msy not be restored for two days. The bridge, has nee nem . in , piace by cars loaded with rock. Many mtha are under water and the dam age to the Industry, will approximate $50,000. ; .. . r . , , ;t; - , ' . t School Game nds In F'pht. SL Louis. April 29. The deciding baseball game for the district pennant offered by a newspaper resulted In a free .for all fight between students of the- Clark and Dozler schools In the exclusive .West End, -Richard Raw lings, a 12 year-old Clark schoolboy, was knocked unconscious with a base ball bat and several others were tad w scratched, and bruised. . ' GEN. FRED FUNS TON ?! A : ? f j Brigadier General Funeton, It Is be lieved will be promoted to be a major general to fill the vacancy In that ranK caused by the death of General ASKS MISSOURI FLOOD. SURVEY Gov- Hadlev Trylno to Secure Action While Evidence Is Still -';; ; "' Visible:. - : ' Teffcraon Cltv.-ADril $0-Qot. Had- at tn the members of ij in. i"v- : the Missouri waterways commission isking that body to take immediate atna toward obtaining a correct sur vey of the pverfjowed territory along- the Mississippi river in soutneast -'ioonri that t irav be nreserved for f-'ture use. The governor received a. letter from A. J. Wheeler or uuaries nn rn.. wo is drainage enelneer for Scott and a part of Misplssippf corntips. advising that tke survey be. mnriB t ence. wbi'e evidence of tne extent of tve floo1 Is still visible. Mr. Wheeler savs that the recent high; wer was the worst experienced. In s""theast Missouri since 1815 and! 1844. FUNERAL S DID NOT ARRIVE Vessel Carrying Titanic Victims De layed by Bad Wether ,Minla Found Only Thirteen. Halifax, N. 8 . April 30. The Mac-kay-Pecnett. with the Titanic's vic tims on board, may not reach here un til 9 o'clock la the morning.. Captain Lardner sent a wireless message to tne .White Star agents here announc ing that be was being delayed by bad weafber.' He fixed that hour as the earliest that he can expect to make this port " Halifax, N. S. April 30. From Cap tain DeCarteret of the cable ship Minla this message came: - "Thus far have secured only 1 Sadies. All steamers passing say none seen. Will search south an east but can give no hope of finding: more. Icebergs near the place." NO PRIZE FIGHTS IN, MISSOURI Governor Had ley Threatens ,to Us Militia If Necessary t 8too r ? Proposed Sprfngfiefd Bout. Jefferson City, April 29. Gov. Had lei has Addressed letters to ShertCf William S. Freeman and Prosecutlnr Attorney JVH. Mason of Greene coun ty notifying them that if they do not take Immediate official steps to pre vent a prixe fight advertised to take itlar at CnrlnirftsM ti nlrht nf ltr v --"a " - ' 2, In which Carl Morris is billed for . i 10-round bout, he will invoke other authority to prevent ' the contem plated violation of law. Asked what steps he would take la the event tbe local officers do not act, the . governor replied that h would call out a toaspanjr of the na tionaJ" guard. ' . --'.'