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EVERYBODY 1U READS IT. NEEDS IT. I LAST EDITION. MONDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 3, 1907. MONDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS ' f, . HEAVILY INSURED. Death Shows L. II. Perkins Car ried 450,000 in Policies. Prominent Citizen of Lawrence Slips From the Koof. LIFE ENDS QUICKLY Many Persons Suspect That He Committed Suicide. Most of the Evidence Goes to Show That It Was Accidental. Indignation at Lawrence Over ihe Suicide Talk. Lawrence, Kan., June 3 Mystery sur rounds the death of Lucius H. Perkins here Saturday night and the whole town is asking if it is suicide or acci dent. Perkins carried nearly half mil lion dollars life Insurance on policies lesg than a year old. Notes aggregat ing approximately $16,000 for the first premium were soon to come due. His death Saturday night was supposed to be due to a fall from the roof of his $50,000 home, one of the finest in Kan sas. His body was seen coming through the air. He was unconscious when found and died without recognizins nyone. The death of Perkins was unusual to fay the .east. Without any apparent reason he went to the roof of his beau tiful home t 6 o'clock Saturday nignl. from all that can be learned, he told no one of his intention. He slipped through the trap door leading to th-2 roof and stepped into the gutter on the east end of the house. It was th?n that he was first seen. K. M. Hubbell, who works about the house, saw him standing there apparently almost off balance. Hubbell veiled, "Look," just as Mr. Perkins fell. As he fell, Hubbell says, Mr. Perkins tried to reach the 'Coping on the building extending across the east wing on a line with the gutters. From the ridge of the roof to the grounds is a little more than 40 feet. Mr. Perkins, in falling, seems to have Hipped down the roof a short distance and struck the guard walk just at the part the large column at the right. As described by Mr. Hubbell. Mr. Perkins struck first apparently on his left foot then fell to his hips and sank to the ground. He was picked up and carried into the house. Dr. Charles J. Simmons was called and while he was coming members of the family worked with him In attempt to revive Mr. Per kins. When the physician arrived Mr. Perkins' feet were cold but under the rubbing and working of members of the family, and the-physician, the tem perature of the lower limbs became normal. The coldness of the feet was caused by the Jar In the fall, according to Dr. Simmons. Dr. Carl Phillips is coroner of Doug las county. He has held that position for five years. He was called and de cided that an inquest was not neces sary. But Dr. Phillips is not without an opinion as to Mr. Perkin's suicidal Intent. To a reporter he said last night: "It is my opinion that Mr. Perkins committed suicide. I have decided that ; n inquest is not necessary, nor is an autopsy, because there is no evidence of crime. I have no way of knowing now whether Mr. Perkins had taken an opiate In any form of poison before he went to the roof, but I believe his fall from the roof was intentional, and not accidental." "How about the Insurance com panies?" he was asked. "Will they want an investigation?" "That's their lookout," replied Dr. Phillips, "but I have made it a point since I have been in office to refrain from an inquest so long as the cause of death is plain, and there is no evi dence of crime. To do otherwise would be an expense to the county for no particular good. "While, as I said, there is no evi dence of poison in this case, yet I know of my own personal knowledge that Mr. Perkins has been studying poisons for more than a year, so it would seem reasonable to suppose that he had self destruction in mind." Perkins Wealthy. Perkins was supposed to be very wealthy, but no one here knew any thing about his resources. When he made application for insurance he said that he owned land in Dakota and in Alberta. Canada. He was to have left today for Alberta to spend the sum mer on his land. Twenty years ago Perkins was a clerk for J. B. Watklns and after, re maining in that position for several years he left the company and or ganized the Western Farm Mortgage company. This company did a big business and Perkins was sent to Eng land to solicit money to lend. He se cured hundreds of "thousands of dol lars, which was lent here. He sudden ly withdrew from the company and George J. Barker was elected presi dent. By this time the boom had burst and the mortgage company failed. Watkins has always been bitter against Perkins. There never was any prosecution, but Watkins has fought Perkins steadily since that time. When Judge Solon O. Thacher died Perkins attempted to assume leadership. He announced his candidacy for countv attorney. One night he was at Le comnton waiting for the train when smother candidate asked him how his campaign was getting along. Perkins replied: "I don't know how old John Ferris Trill vote, but If he does not vote for me he will be the only man In Le comptnn township who will not do so." Perkins received four votes In trie township. He only received a few votes in every precinct, although he donned his old clothes, purchased an nld fashioned buggy nnd made a house to house canvass. That was his only appearance as a candidate, although Tie was always ambitious. He was nsked why he was a candidate for county attorney and replied: "Tt Is a mere belated stepping stone. T win yet occupy seats In both houses of ie national congress." TTe would have liked to have been a J'idere nf the supreme court. In so c'etv Perkins never did anything until bis new house was built. Then he dedicated It by having the supreme court Judges to a banouet. He enter tained la style after that. He Invited j college alumni fraternities to dine with him, then the active chapters and opened his house to every one in town. Invitations were scattered all over town. In law Perkins had not hud many cases, but those he had he tried for all they were worth. As a scholar he took pride. He studied hard. A year and a, half ago .Perkins organized an oil company and advertised it liberally. He sold much stock. He never declared any divi dends. While he has always been be lieved to be wealthy, there was never any property to show for it. Watkins always declared that all Perkins had belonged to him and judgments were held to enforce the collection if prop erty had ever been found. Perkins lived in a small house in the rear of a large lot for many years. Two years ago he announced that he was going to build the finest house in Kansas. The house was a year in building. Perkins quarreled with every man on the job and they were constantly quitting. He finally got it under way when one night it was found to be on fire. There was a long period of maneuvering over the pay ment of insurance, but it was finally adjusted and the rebuilding of the house began. No cause for the fire was ever found. Two weeks ago Perkins settled up with all - of his creditors so far as known, saying he was going to Canada for the summer and did not want any thing bothering him. He was always secretive and boasted that even his wife did not know anything of his affairs. She does not know how much insurance he carried or in wnat com panies. His brother. F. M. Perkins, who was In business with him in a building association, also says he does not known anything about his broth er's affairs. The Physician's Statement. Dr. Charles J. Simmons who was called to attend Mr. Perkins and who reached the home only a few minutes after Mr. Perkins fell from the build ing, said: "As far as I know, or have any rea sons to believe. Mr. Perkins died from concussion of the brain. It was a pe culiar case. E. M. Hubbell, who saw him fall, told me that Mr. Perkins struck on one foot, seemed to bound and then struck on his hip, toppling over immediately afterward. When 1 reached the home Mr. Perkins had been carried into the hall. My first examination caused me to conclude that he had suffered a concussion of the brain from the jar at the base of i the spine. The respiratory organs were directly affected by the jar. I felt his head and could find no frac ture and there was no hemorrhage. "When I reached Mr. Perkins he was drawing about four or five breaths, rather loud, and then did not appear to breathe for a space which would cover about four or five ordin ary respirations. This intermittent breathing kept up until Just a few- minutes before his aeatn, wnen we remarked a change in respirations. There would be two or three respira tions, rather loud, then about the same number not quite so loud, and the intervals were not so long. This we thought was an improvement, but it continued only for a few minutes. "Shorr'v after this change was .noticed I felt the man's pulse and it was entirely gone. I told the mem bers of the family that Mr. Perkins condition was much worse, and a few minutes afterward he died. He was unconscious all the time and never rallied in the least. I had small hope of saving his life from the very be ginning, but all of us tried. During the whole time he was perfectly limp and -while working with him we could not notice any resistance by the muscles. Once or twice a wriggling of the toes was noticed and once he seemed to hold his arm up for a mo ment. "There was no evidence of any opiate or narcotic being used at any time. The use of a narcotic or opiate would have tended to increase the number of respirations. Mr. Perkins' pulse was about 104 most of the time. Once It ran up to 115 but only for a few minutes, this about 9 o'clock, and within a short time it had run down to 104 again. During the evening his skin became very dark, about the time respiration stopped, showing that his heart was working but that the res piratory organs were not, and that his body often became filled with venous blood." Mr. Perkins leaves a widow and three sons, Rollln. Clement and Lucius, Jr., al! living in Lawrence. Funeral arrangements will not be per fected until a sister in California is heard from. Lawrence People Indignant. Lawrence people generally are very indignant at the story published this morning tending to prove that L. H. Perkins' death was a suicide. They say the evidence Is distorted and much of it suppressed. It is pointed out that had suicide been intended Mr. Perkins would have jumped so as to strike some vital part of the body instead of striking on the feet, which would likely cripple him life instead of killing him. That he clutched at the cornice passed in 'falling also in dicates lack of Intent. William B. Dorward, a brickmason who built the foundations and did other brick work on the Perkins house tells an important story. Dor- ward had an appointment with Per kins out on the roof for a tour at 6 o'clock to fix places needing atten tion. He found he could not go promptly and telephoned Perkins to that effect. Perkins said: "I am in a hurrv to go out of town and can't wait for you. Will go out on the root and mark with chalk places I want fixed." He hung up the receiver and presumably went at once as he said. The accident occurred shortly after. Dorward ' denies that Perkins "quarreled continually" with men as stated in the papers, when the house was being built. "He was a particular man and often looked closely into work but was not unreasonable," said Dorward. Bruce Stewart, the elec trician who wired the house, says sub stantially the same thing about quar reling with the men. Perkins was known to be an erratic, eccentric, peculiar man, particularly secretive about his business affairs, but those who have known him best and longest are most pronounced in denouncing the suicide theory. E. M. Hubbell. an employe of Per kins", saw him start to fall. He says Perkins' hat appeared first over the coping, Perkins following feet fore most. He clutched the coping with his hands and hunfr for a moment as though endeavoring: to save himself. Losing his hold he fell, striking on the feet and immediately falling backward upon his. hips, striking with great force. - His head did not strike the ground. It was the force of the last blow that caused the concussion which caused death. Bert Kasold, a painter who was em ployed all day Saturday at Perkins' BREWER TO STAY. Distinguished Eansan Intimates That He Will Not Retire. Would Like to Lire and Work Fifty Tears Longer. TALKS ON CONDITIONS. Says Publicity Is the Beniedy for Existing Evils. Secret Practices of Corporations Responsible for Trouble. Washington. June 3. "I am getting to be an old man. Very soon I shall have reached 70 years, when I could retire and drop out of all the activi ties of the world to live in quiet and seclusion. But I am too much inter ested In the things that are going on too young in spirit. I look ahead with hope, with optimism, with faith in the happy future of our country. It is said that optimism is a quality of youth, not of old age. If that be true, then I am indeed young, and can look with confidence at the years to come." Thus spoke Justice Brewer of the United States supreme court, as he laid aside a book to talk for a few moments about' things past, present and future. It Is the first intimation that the distinguished Kansan has given the public that he does not In tend to retire from the supreme bench when he reaches the retirement age. ne conunuea: "I wish the next 4iftv vears were oeiore me. mat 1 might witness and participate in their events, for the coming half century is to be a marvel ous period in history. Great inven tions will be made, remarkable dis coveries will be brought to light, civil ization will advance, humanity will progress, and I believe that our nation will approach nearer the blessings of peace, of comfort and of happiness. Publicity as Reform Agent. "We have millionaires today and billionaires tomorrow. Perhaps we shall have trilHonaires next. Let us have them if their wealth is used for increasing the welfare and the happi ness of humanity. I do not view with alarm the accumulation of wealth, be cause I believe that the spirit of hu manity and the sense of responsibility is growing among us. "The greatest hope for the future American nation is the developments of its conscience." Asked what effect publicity had in improving political and social condi tions, schemes and questionable trans actions, Judge Brewer said: "Publicity has a tendency to prevent graft in corporate life. Publicity is one of the things that make It danger ous for men to practice such things. Publicity is not a new force in our national life, but its power Is greater today than in the past. The Railroad Situation. "Publicity helps to form public opin ion and public opinion is the mighty force of the age. If there had been publicity of every act of the officers and directors of the New York insurance companies there could not have been the secret financial operations which netted so much profit for the men m charge. j "In the railroad world the people I have had reason to cry out, not :x much against rates themselves as against the secret practices behind the management of transportation com panies. As a rule the schedule rates charged have not been outrageous, til though, of course, there have been ex ceptions, but on the average goods were carried lor reasoname sums. "It has not been the profits made from legitimate carrying of traffic against which the public protests; not that some roads have paid large divir dends to their stockholders. Such things are the legitimate profits of business. "The evils have been in the rebates. the granting of special privileges that gave unfair- advantages in competition and in the manipulations of stocks and bonds by those in control." "Is the tendency of legislation, of court decisions- and of public sentiment toward centralization and the strength ening of federal power?" was asked. Views on Paternalism. "There is undoubtedly a tendency to ward national control in many .direc tions," he replied. "But beneath It all there Is another tendency on the part of individual citizens which is to he regretted. I am not a believer In a paternal government. Too much and too frequent interference by govern ment blunts the sense of Individual re sponsibility, and the danger is that we drift to a condition where the individ ual abandons his own duty and simply appeals to government. "So that if a man buys a pair of shoes that pinches his feet he will rush to the legislature for some statute regu lating shoe manufacture, and for iear the state legislature cannot reach every shoemaker in the land, hasten to Wash ington to have congress undertake -.he work of regulation under its power over interstate commerce. "It is human nature to turn respon sibilities off if possible, and if you de velop in the locality a general feeling that Jn a government at Washington tests full responsibility, the individual will steadily lose the spirit of independ ent public spirited citizenship. "I believe the supreme court is to be the pattern for a future court of na tions. We have in this country many cases of disputes between the states of our union. We pass upon them and render decisions,- and there is no dis position to question our judgments. The states accept them as final. This meth od "of determining causes, I believe, will be extended throughout the world." DAMAGE OF $50,000. Waterspout In Kentucky Sweeps Away Houses and Bridges. Lexington, Ky., June 3. Reports re ceived today indicate that the damage by Saturday night's waterspout will be probably over $50,000. home, says there seemed to be a leak in the roof and Perkins had been on the roof twice before that day. Kasold says there seemed to be nothing wrong with Perkins during the day. SQUARE DEAL FOR WOMEN. President Roosevelt Advocates Eisht Hour Day lor Wives. wasnington, June a. "uive your wife an 8-hour day," was President Roosevelt's advice to a large crowd of workingmen whom he addressed from the platform of his car on his return trip from the west. ( - "I've mighty little use," he said. "for the man who is always declaim ing In favor of an 8-hour day for him self and does not think anything at all of having an 8-hour day for his wife. Give fair play all around and remember that the woman needs fair play even more than the man. I be lieve In an 8-hour day for the man, but I want to see the man's wife given as good a show as the man. "Remember that your first duty In being a good neighbor is to be a good neighbor to those who are nearest to you. Be a good neighbor to your own wife and children," OLD SOLDIERS BUSY. Claim That Veteran's Preference Law Has Been Violated. Proceedings have been filed in the supreme court of the state to oust from office a number of the newly appointed city officers of Kansas City, Kan., on the ground that they were not appoint ed in accordance with the' new soldiers preference law. This is the first time this law has come up for a square test. and indications are that it will have to be decided on Its merits. The suits were brought by Joseph Taggart, county attorney of Wyandotte county, and are against the following officers: City engineer, now held by R. L. Mc Alpine. City physician, now held by Dr. J. L. B. Eager. Building inspector, now held by Lar kln Norman. Police clerk, now held by Alexander Eagle. Sanitary officer, now held by George Addison. The action is brought to test the old soldier law and alleges that these men are holding offices to which old sol diers made application; that Mayor Cor nell had not the power to appoint them to these offices when old soldiers -applied for the places and that the hold ing of these offices Is a violation of law. The following Is the list of old sol die! s who applied for the places: City engineer C. L. McClung. City physician Dr. W. F. Wait. Building inspector A. B. Tanyer. Police clerk C. N. Mendenhall. Sanitary officer Frank Albertson. "The plan at first was to mandamus Mayor Cornell to compel mm to ap point the old soldiers, but later it was decided to only ask -the removal of the men now holding the offices. SENTENCE AFFIRMED. Gay nor and GreenewLose -on Their Ap peal o United States Court. New Orleans, June 3. The sentence of the Savannah court in the famous Greene and Gaynor case, involving over half a million dollars' fraud in govern ment contract work in the Savannan harbor was affirmed today in an epin lon handed down by the United States circuit court of appeals. The sentence is four years' Imprisonment each and a fine aggregating J5T5,000. Judges Shelby and McCormick ren dered the opinion and Judge Pardee dis sented. Benjamin D. Greene and John F. Gavnor. the defendants, appealed on 1903 assignments of errors. Most inter esting of these was the claim that their extradition from Canada, a case which went to the privy council of England before being finally tried, was illegal. They claimed they were extradited upon one offense and tried upon - another. ITnon this" point the court says: "It is not unusual nor would . It be expedient or practicable for a warrant of extradition to aescnoe me crime vvii.ii all the fullness that would be required In an indictment. While extradition and indictment must be for the sam-2 criminal acts it does not follow that the crime must have been of the same name In both countries. LAST MEETING IN WEST. Sons of the Revolution In Convention . at Denver. , Denver, Colo., June 3. With an at tendance of about 75 delegates, the 18th annual congress of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution assembled at 10 o'clock today in the con vention room of the Brown Palace hotel which was suitably decorated for the occasion with flags and the insignia of the order. President Cornelius A. Fugsley of New York presided and responded to ad dresses of welcome. This is the first congress of the socie ty held in the west and will be the last as in future the national capital is to be the permanent meeting place. The new constitution and by-laws which have been in process of revision since the in corporation of the organization by the national congress will be submitted at this meeting for approval and adoption. APPARATUS APPROVED. State Text Book. Commission Many Selections. Makes The state text book commission, after an -all day session on Saturday, announced the following approvals of school room apparatus for the coming five years: Rand-McNally's entire line of maps and globes; Phonetic chart by Dow & Crissman: Foster's outline maps; Bogle's . bookkeepinsi blanks; Arnett primary reading, box; American Bird and .Nature study cnan; jrrang Draw ing course; Laird & Lee's Webster dic tionaries; Van Ambers's first days in numbers; maps and globes by Atlas School Supply company; maps and crlobes by W. & A. JK.. Johnston; Scrib- ner's primary history; McMaster's his- torv, American book company; JVlaw rey's primary history. Silver. Burdett & Co.; Wooster's elementary arithmetic-Weather Indications. Chicago, June 3. Forecast for Kan sas: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight; with showers In east portion; Tuesday fair. - , JURY COMPLETE. Men Who 'Will Sit In Judg ment on W. D. Haywood Are Sworn in and Most of Them Are Farmers. CASE WILL PROCEED. Indictment to Be Read Before Close of the Day. Both Sides Exercised All of Their Challenges. Boise, Ida., June 3 The Haywood jury complete is as follows: Thomas B. Gess, real estate; Finley McBean, rancher; Samuel D. Gilman, farmer; Daniel Clark, farmer; George Powell, rancher; O. V. Seborn, farmer; H."F. Messecar, farmer; Lee Scrivner, farmer; J. A. Robertson, farmer; Levi Smith, carpenter; A. P. Burns, retired rancher; Samuel F. Russell, farmer. Court adjourned at 12:45 until 3 p. m., when the Indictment will be read to the jury. The Day's Proceedings. Boise, Ida., June 3. After a good night's rest, William D. Haywood, the secretary and treasurer of the West ern Federation of Miners, was appar ently completely restored this morning and expressed himself as feeling "first rate." Haywood was out for his reg ular exercise around the jail. The trial of Haywood, charged witn the murder of former Governor Steun enberg, was recommenced at 11 o'clock this morning after intermission caused by the illness of Haywood, owing to which it was announced on Saturday he was not in a condition to attend court. The opening of court this morn ing was delayed until 11 o clock in or der to allow Judge Wood to attend to some important matters and to give the talesmen in attendance an oppor tunlty to return from their homes.where many of them went over Sunday. When .Tilde p. Wood took his seat on the bench the defendant was in his ac customed place, but not one of his many attorneys actively participating in the case was present. There was a wait of several minutes before they ar rived. The inference was that the at torneys had been engaged in a confer ence of more or less importance. Judge Wood excused three talesmen because of illness and then the state's attorneys took up the . examination of Alfred Eoff, retired cashier of the Boise City National bank, who had been called as a possible juror at No. 6. Questioned by Senator Borah for the state, Mr. Eoff stated that from what he had heard and read of the case, he had formed something of an opinion, but it was not so strong that he could not lay it aside upon taking his oath as a Juror. "I would be influenced from what I have heard and read," said Mr. Eoff, "but at the same time, if the evidence produced is contrary to any opinion I may have, I would be guided entirely by the evidence. I want to be perfect ly frank about the matter. I would take the law from the court." Attorney Richardson, for the defense, challenged the juror for implied bias on the strength of his opinion. Challenge Overruled. The challenge was overruled. Rich ardson then challenged on the ground of actual bias, in that the juror could not act with absolute impartiality. Questioned under this challenge, Eoff said he undoubtedly would take an opinion Into the jury box, but had no prejudice or bias in the matter. Judge Wood again denied the challenge. Attorney Richardson examined the proposed juror further. Eoff repeat ed that he had no prejudice or bias and said he would give the defendant the benefit of every reasonable doubt. He felt he could arrive at a decision entirely from the evidence. Asked if he would like to be tried by a person who held his views as to the defend ant in this case, Eoff declared he would not. "No, I would not want to be tried by anyone who said he had been in fluenced by what he had read," de clared Eoff. The juror also admitted to some prejudice against the Western Feder ation of Miners, growing out of the Coeur d'Alene troubles. The attorneys for the defense chal lenged a third time. Judge Wood said he felt the jUFor would weigh the evidence fairly and denied the chal lenge. Eoff came to the far west as a lad of 21, and prior to coming to Boise he had always been an employe of Wells Fargo & Co., acting as paymaster in the stage days and agent at various places. He has participated in many frontier holdups as defender of his employers' treasurer chests. Eoff is now 62 years of age, but looks 20 years younger. Eoff finally said to Mr. Richardson that he felt that he could give the defendant a fair trial but at tho same time he would be influenced to a de rree by his opinion. Eoff also said he could not presume the defendant inno cent as he entered upon the trial, but if the evidence warranted -he could acquit. Got mm at jjast. Eoff was then passed for cause, only to bb challenged peremptorily by the defense which used its last arbitrary challenge asainst him. O. B. Sebern. the first talesman called to replace Eoff. qualified as the twelfth juror. Sebern is 5 2 years or age and a farmer. He was born in Iowa and then moved to Wyoming, where he was engaged in stock raising. Sebern has lived in this county less than two years. He said he had no strong opinion in the matter one way or the other. He entertained neither prejudice nor bias. Asked if he would care to be tried Dy a man noiaing nis views. Sebern said: "I certainly would. All 1 would asK wouia oe mat the Juror - be a square and honest man." As soon as Sebern passed into the box. Judge Wood said: "Mr. Clark, swear the jury." Senator Borah Interrupted this pro cedure to ask permission to file the names' of several additional witnesses against Haywood. The defense ob jected, declaring the names came too late. The idano statutes require, tne attorneys stated, that the names of all witnesses be endorsed on the Indict ment against a man. Judge Wood de clared the statute provided only the names of witnesses examined before the grand jury were required on an indictment. The jury then was sworn, all standing with right hands uplifted. James H. Hwley, counsel for the state, said his opening statement would occupy little more than an hour. He asked that an adjournment be tak en until tomorrow morning. Judge Wood immediately ordered a recess until 3 p. m. when the indictment will be read and the bailiffs instructed. Adjournment then will be taken until tomorrow morning. BRYANS fT RICHMOND. They Are the Guests of the United Confederate Veterans. Richmond, Va., June 3. William- J. Bryan and Mrs. Bryan attended the ceremonies at the unveiling of the Davis monument as the guests of the United Confederate Veterans. They rode in the parade in the carriage of Governor and Mrs. Swanson and were given a continuous ovation en route. As they approached the monument itself, the carriages were swallowed up by the multitudes and the distinguish ed visitors, were momentarily lost, but the crowd renewed the demonstration as Mr. Bryan was again soon on the platform. He had no omciai part in the programme but the reception ac corded him showed that he holds a warm place in the esteem of the Vet erans in gray. A beautiful young woman in wniie. Miss Roberta Caldwell, attracted ad miration at the head of troop A of Nashville, Tenn. comprising 40 gray uniformed old men with sabres. Miss Caldwell carried a Confederate battle flag. There were many other interest ing features of the parade outside the appearance of the veteran bodies. Among these were the sponsors from the various Confederate states, attend ed by scores of maids of honor. These attractive ybung women in white, wearing sashes of red, rode in car riages and lent a charming addition to the long line of gray. TO THE LOST CAUSE. Memorial to Jefferson Davis Unveiled at Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va., June 3. An everlast ing memorial of Jefferson Davis, who was the1 chosen leader of "The lost cause," and the first and only president of the confederate states of America, was unveiled here today as the crowning feature of the annual reunion of the confederate veterans. The ceremony was made the occasion for a grand mili tary pageant in which every veteran In gray who was physically able and many who were not, participated. Mrs. J. A. Hayes of Colorado Springs, Colo.r daughter of Mr. Davis, pulled the cord that held the canvas shroud which covered the bronze statue. Her two young sons, the grandsons of the con federate president, caught the two cords used to complete the unveiling. FOR MORE SHOWERS TONIGHT. Fair Weather Tuesday With Stationery Temperature in Eastern Kansas. Everything today . indicates more rain, even the forecast, which appor tions showers for this part of the state and distributes clouds over the re mainder with startling liberality. This morning started out like another real summer day but early the sky filled with clouds and a shower seems in evitable and likely to occur at any moment. ' The temperature at 7 o'clock was 62 and rose steadily . until 2 o'clock when' a slump occurred and it has been dropping steadily since that hour. The wind is from the north and travel ing at the rate of 10 miles an hour and detracts rather than adds to the temperature of the day. "Partly cloudy today and cooler in the eastern portion" is the government weather bureau forecast with "fair" for Tues day. The temperatures for today were: 7 o'clock 62111 o'clock 70 8 o'clock 63112 o'clock 72 9 o'clock 65 1 o'clock 70 10 o'clock 68 2 o'clock 67 BREAK IN STOCKS. Many Tilings Combine to Affect the Market Unfavorably. New York, June 3 There was a sharp break in prices of stocks in the early dealings today, which was particularly severe in the Pacific railroads and the copper industrials. These stocks suffer ed losses of between 2 and 3 point and sold at lower prices than in the break of a week ago. This discouraged tone of public utterances by the head of the Harriman system, unseasonable weath er for crops and business, intermissions or construction in various branches of industry, lower prices for copper and additional exports of gold combined to affect the market unfavorably. CAN PAY ITS DEBTS. Tucker Asks That Receiver In Uncle ' Sam's Oil Case Be Dismissed. ' Leavenworth, Kan., June 3. H. H. Tucker, jr., secretary of the Uncle Sam Oil company, filed a motion in the dis trict court here this afternoon before Judge Pollock, asking for the dismis sal of bankruptcy proceedings and the discharge of receiver, saying the com pany could pay all outstanding debts. If the motion is overruled. Tucker said he would file a motion to have the case continued until next fall, so he can secure affidavits showing that company is in substantial condition, as he claims. SALOONS STILL RUNNING. Receivers Find Fifty-five Open On the Side" In Crawford County. , Pittsburg, Kan., June 3. Receivers Allen and Whitcomb were in Crawford county the past week. Judge Allen stated that they found 20 saloons in Pittsburg, 10 in Chetopa, 15 In Fronte nac and about 10 in Curranville. "TheBe saloons are nominally closed," he said. "The front doors are shut and the cur tains drawn, but side entrances ar.j very conspicuous and convenient places have been opened up. They are run ning about the same as ever. We checked them all up, but did not seize any of them. We simply took such brewery property as we found." ARE PILING UP- Thirty Indictments Have Been Fonnd Against Mayor Sehmitz Since the Trial Now in Pro gress Was Begun: THIRD WEEK OPENS. With Four More Jurors Yet to Be Selected. Umbsen, Green and Brobrek Are Arraigned Today. San Francisco, Cal., June 3. Tho third week of the trial of Mayor Sehmitz on a charge of extortion be gan today with eight Jurors in the box and with the prosecution limited to but one peremptory challenge and the defense to two. Two talesmen were accepted on Friday, but two Jurors chosen earlier in the caae were dis--qualified on the same day. Four more jurors are yet to be selected be fore testimony can be taken. - The' accusation on which Sehmitz will be tried is one of the first five in dictments returned against him in connection with the extortion of money from French restaurant keep ers under threat of forcing the police commissioners . to withhold permits for liquor licenses. The particular of-" fense charged in the Indictment is 'the extortion of $1,175. from Malfant, pro prietor of Delmonico's restaurant, in January, 1805. There were four men in the Jury box to be examined this morning with the eight names of the old panel yet to be drawn, and at 2 o'clock a new venire of 50 was brought into court by the sheriff. Since Schmitz's tril has begun, 30 other true bills have been found against him by the grand jury. Four teen of them charge him with bribery of supervisors in connection with the ' trolley graft; 14 charge similar of fenses In connection with the fixing of gas rates, and two of the indictments accuse him of having accepted bribes from the United railroads and from the gas company. He was arraigned on the 28 bribery charges on Satur day before Judge Lawler and arraign ed on the other counts before Judge Dunne today. G. H. Umbsen, Joseph Green and W. I. Brobrek of the Parkside company was arraigned this morning before' Judge Dunne on charges of conspiring to bribe the supervisors. WHOLE TRAIN WENT OFF Derailment of Southern Pacific Cars Is a Mystery." San Antonio, Tex.. June 3. One man was instantly killed and a score of persons injured, some of them fa tally, by the wrecking of eastbound passenger train No. 8 two miles west of Lozier, a small station on the. Southern Pacific. The derailment was the result of either train wreckers or defective steel, though the positive cause has not been discovered. The train was dashing along at a speed of from 35 to 40 miles an hour when the derailment occurred. Every car on the train was derailed, two of them turning over. The dead and wounded were in the chair car, this being one of the cars to turn over. The Dead: W. B. JACKS, Sanderson, Texas. The injured included: Chester Aldrich, Bings Springs, Tex., deep scalp cut back of head. Injured internally; will die. Mrs. F. H. Ball. El Paso, Texas; wounds on wrists and head. Infant of Mrs. Ball, contusions on head; will die. C. A. Lewis. El Paso, back Injured. " Mrs. Maud Lewis, bruised and cut in left side. N. E. Carter, El Paso, cut and bruised about arms and hands. S. H. Sherod. El Paso, bruises on body. Mrs. Sarah Haukeman, El Paso, bruises on body. THREE LIVES LOST. Turnvereln Hall at Newark, N. Destroyed by Fire. J., Newark, N. J., June 3. Three lives were lost and thousands of dollars damage was done in a fire which started early this morning in Newark turnverein hall, 188 William street. Known dead: JOSEPH HOENKE, Janitor of the Turner hall, burned to death In his apartments. MRS. JOSEPH HOENKE, wife of the Janitor, overcome by smoke and burned to death. A child of the Janitor, overcome by smoke and burned to death. The flames, fanned by a strong wind, spread with great rapidity and for a time a conflagration of serious pro portions was threatened. Eight fami lies occupied the floors above the hall and policemen were kept busy rescu ing women and children. SAFEWAS EMPTY. When It Was Dug Out From Ruins of Burned Building. Ft. Monroe, Va., June 3. Fire be lieved to have been started by thieves to conceal a robbery at an early hour today completely destroyed the freight and passenger house and general of fices on the government pier here. The blaze originated In the office of the United States Express company and when the safe was unearthed from the ruins it was found with the door open, empty. Col. Harrison, commandant at Ft. Monroe will make an official Investi gation. Empty Bottle Told the Story. St. .Louis. Mo., June 3. Arthur B. Linds, a stage manager, was found dead in bed today in the hotel Havlin. An empty morphine bottle was on a table near him.