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EVERYBODY J EVERYBODY 10 PAGES 10 PAGES READS IT. NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION. TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. JUNE 4,1907. TUESDAY E"NrENTNQ. TWO CENTS T7 " I, i i V 1 r. I, STATESJIIS CASE. Attorney Hawley for the State In Haywood Case Outlines tvhat the Prosecution Expects to Prove. SCORES OF CRIMES. Charged to Western Federation of Miners. Entire Address Is Excepted to by the Defense. THE FIRST WITNESS. C. F. "Wayne, an Eyewitness of the Murder Testifies. Defense Reserves Statement Until State's Case Is Closed. Boise, Ida., June 4. William D. Hayood, accrused of the murder of Gorernor Frank Steunenberg, has heard the elaboration of the state's charge against him and the first wit ness has taken the stand to give testi mony against him. James H- Hawley made the state's statement and its burden was that an inner circle of the Western Federation of Miners planned and procured the murder of Frank Steunenberg as one of the steps in a far-reaching conspiracy that embraced many murders. The statement con sumed one hour and twenty minutes and was delivered to a crowded court room, without attempt at oratorical effort. It met a fire of objections from the defense against the assertion of Hawley that the leaders of the Western Federation of Miners were responsible for "scores of murders." and next against the charge that the great conspiracy extended back to the infancy of the federation. There were repeated objections on the ground that Hawley was arguing the case. By agreement the defense was given a general exception to any part of the opening statement that it objected to. The attitude of the defense clearly Indicated a purpose to defeat the plan of the state to show a general con- spiracy. and to limit the case as closely alone. Hawley Opens for State. Conrt opened. at 9:40. The court room filled up quickly with those who J came to hear the opening statement of the prosecution and the first witnesses in the famous case- The jury filed in promptly at 9:30 o'clock, but Judge "VVoort wan a trifle late In arriving. It was also stated that the delay was in j Mr. Hawley resuming, declared that part due to the defendant who was : "the inner circle" of the Western Fed said to be none too well. I eration of Miners "had traded in blood. When Mrs. Haywood was wheeled had hired assassins as its needs seem into court in her invalid chair, she was ed to require and had raised by assess handed a large "bunch of red roses by ment from time to time an emergency Mrs. Steve Adams, wife of one of the fund from which were squandered men said to have been involved in the j large sums for personal uses and for alleged Western Federation of Miners the retention of the best legal talent to conspiracy. Haywood was a trifle pale defend those of its members who were as he took his place near the long . counsel table, but declared he felt "quite well." after his brief Illness of . Ir.st night. Judge Vood appeared on the bench at 9:40 o dock. Hawley Opens for Prosecution. Mr. Hawley began his address five minutes later. He declared he had no intention of going into the details of the state's case to any great extent. Mr. Hawley said he clung to the notion that. the jury after all is the best Judge of the effect and the weight or the evidence as well as any theories. The evidence, he declared, would fully develop the events the state wished the jury to con- eider. Mr. Hawley then briefly went over the events immediately preceding the death of former Governor Steunenberg, whom he described as one of the foremost flg- ures of the state of Idaho. He told also of the positions held by Moyer, Hay wood and Pettibone in the Western Federation of Miners. He said that Harry Orchard, who is said to have con fessed to placing the bomb which blew Governor Steunenberg into eternity.was also a member of the vV estern Federa tion of Miners as was Jack Simpkins, who has never been apprehended. Mr. Hawley toH the jury that while Hay wood, Pettibone and Moyer are specifi cally charged in the indictment with having thrown or exploded the bomb, it Is not the purpose of the prosecution to prove that they were even in the state cf Idaho at the time of the crime. Un der the laws of this state, however, ac cessories before the fact are not recog nized as such, but must be charged with crime as principals. Thoe who aid, ad lse. abet or assist in crime are recog nized under the laws of Idaho, whether present or not. as principals in the crime. "It is our purpose." the leading attor ney for the state went on, "to show that the death of Steunenberg was the result of a conspiracy, an understanding and conclusion between the leaders of the Western Federation of Miners and other persons. m "We claim that the leaders of this tmion are responsible for this outrage and it will be our purpose of prove them so." History of the Federation. Mr. Hawley en went into the for mation of the Western Federation of Miners, saying it was organized in 1893. The executive committee, he explained, was given almost absolute control of tho body but a few men being In command of the destinies of the organization. He aid the rank and file of the organiza tion kew little of what was going on among these few men and were guilt less of crimes alleged. "But we will show," he said, "that the leaders of this organization have been responsible not only for the death of Steunenberg but scores of others be sides." Hardly had these words left Mr. Hawley's mouth when Attorney Dar row for the defense was on his feet with an objection which indicated the purpose of the defense to endeavor to confine the prosecution absolutely to the death of Steunenberg. Mr. Darrow declared the death of "scores of oth ers." had nothing to do with the case t bar. r The court cannot tell at this time whether the statement is objectionable or not. Objection overruled." said Judge Wood. Judge Wood asked Mr. Hawley if he expected to show by evidence the re sponsibility of the defendant in the Western Federation of Miners' alleged unlawful acts and received a reply in the affirmative. "I shall not go outside the record," declared Mr. Hawley. "Our object will be to show that from the very inception of the Western Fed eration of Miners there has existed a conspiracy 'among its leaders its 'in ner circle,' the object of which was not only to perpetuate their' own power and control the Western Federation of Min ers, but governmental functions 01 Those sections of the country, wherein the members of the union were employ ed. The leaders have employed des perate criminals from time to time to do away with those who may have been selected for one reason or another for disappearance and who have run counter to their interests." Dnrrow Protests. Again Attorney Darrow was on his feet, objecting to the state's address and denouncing it as a "mere piece of rhetoric." Mr. Darrow vehemently protested that Mr.Hawley's remarks were thrown in solely for the purpose of prejudicing the jury. It is nothing of the sort, retorted Hawley. "it is a part of the evidence and basis of this case." The court will not permit an argu ment," said Judge Wood, "but the at torney may proceed with a statement of the state's case." 'I know what I am about," saia Hawley, glaring at Mr. Darrow across the two counsel tables. 'It doesn't look like it." declared Darrow. Quick as a Rash, Hawley t turned upon his) opponent and with an ger bristling in his voice, snoutea: "I don't care what it looks like to vnu. I .im not running this case ac cording to your ideas, thank God, and I don t propose to stand lor mesa con stant interruptions. ) I would like to suggest to the -pour" said Mr. Darrow, "that I have ; no desire to call counsel to task ' r- "I object to any suggestions to the court from counsel, Hawley snoutea. "Oh, don't be so particular," called Darrow in a drawl to the excited at torney. "Don't you be so particular about in terrupting me." retorted Hawley. "I will interrupt at any time the : interests of my client demand it," said 11, 5iu Darrow. If the attorney will be calm for a minnte, I want to make arrange ments to except to the statement and I want to co-operate for an orderly trial." "We will meet you half way on that." said Hawley. "Now." said Darrow to -the court, "we insist that the state has no right to make proof in this trial of all of the allegations of disorderly or unlawful acts of the Western .federation oi jxih ' .,,,, extended sll over the i -estern country. We are not try ing i , K,t w n Wavwnnd ami v.r.. i, the murder of former Governor Steunenberg. "The court, said Judge wood, Van't tell whether the prosecution will be allowed to make such proof or jjjjt until the .time, comes.." Everything Excepted To. It was finally agreed that the whole of the address should be considered as eippnted to bv the defense. accused of crime. 'The killing of Steunenberg." con tinued Hawley, "was not the primary object of the main conspiracy, but was merely incidental to it." The speaker then passed to the kilt ing of Steunenberg. . He graphically described the scene at Caldwell when Steunenberg. returning to his home was killed by a bomb. He told of the hue and cry raised by the explosion and the suspicion directed to Orchard. "It was evident at once," he said, "that something more than private vengeance was responsible for the kill ing of Steunenberg." Continuing he traced Orchard's movements in Caldwell and his ap pearance in company with John L. Simpkins was shown. He told of the arrest of Orchard and the unsolicited tender of the services of Attorney Fred Miller of Spokane. He said that the state would show that an unsigned let ter received by Orchard was written by George A. Pettibone. The . speaker then told of the confession of Orchard to James McParland. "We will call this gentleman to this stand " he said. "Which gentleman ?" asked Mr. Dar row. "Tou may think those remarks are very cunning," retorted Hawley, "but they are out of place here and if you keep them up you will be repaid in kind." "I merely asked which gentleman he meant," appealed Mr. Darrow to the court. "I referred to Mr. James McPar land." shouted Mr. Hawley, "a terror to evil doers in this western country, a man whose presence is a guarantee of good order. Tou have probably en countered him before in defending your clients." Told to Sit Down. Mr. Darrow, was still on his feet, evidently desirous of answering, but the court told him there was nothing before the court, to sit down, and di rected Mr. Hawley to proceed. Mr. Hawley said the state would place Orchard on the stand and would show by all the witnesses, including Orchard, that such a condition of af fairs existed as he had already out lined. He went back to 18 99 to show the reasons leading up to the assass ination of Stuenenberg. describing the blowing up of the concentrator at Wardner. which he said he would prove was the result of connivance of leaders of tho Western Federation of Miners. When Mr. Hawley was tell ing of the capture of a train at Ward ner. he was interrupted by an objection from Mr. Darrow who argued that the incidents in the Coeur D'Alenes in 1899 had nothing to do with the case now under argument. The objection was overruled. Mr. Hawley went on to show that he expected to prove that the action of Steunenberg in crushing out the rioters at that time brought him the enmity of the inner circle of te Western Federation of Miners and that as a result of the enmity he was killed at the order of the inner circle. Murder Their Trade. "We will show you. men of the Jury," Mr. Hawley continued, "that the inner circle of the Western Federation of Min ers, composed of this defendant and his (Continued on Page Eight.) AFTER THE TRUST. Independent Oil Companies Are , Planning a Suit. Would Force Standard to Obey Pipe Line Law. WON'T TAKE THE OIL. Refuse to Consider Itself a Com mon Carrier. Action Before the Railroad Commissioners. Independent oil companies which are trying to do a refining business in the state of Kansas, are planning to begin proceedings before the state board of railroad commissioners, or in the courts, to compel the Prairie Oil & Gas company, owners of the Standard Oil pipe lines in Kansas, to obey the law enacted at the 1905 session of the leg islature making" pipe lines common carriers, and fixing the maximum tar iffs to be charged for the transporta tion of oil in these pipe lines. The Standard Oil people have never pretended to obey the law, and up to t . . . - 3 - , , . S "tJ'ZrXZ to make any fight for their risrhts. Not long ago, the Kansas Independent Oil i company, with headquarters at Cha i.u.Ujiiy. wim i muuuiBI m nute, asked permission from the agent ,.' . . . i . i . , ; of the Standard Oil company pipe lines to attach to the Standard pipe lines, and deliver oil to those lines for use in its refinery. The Standard refused the request on the ground that its pumping station at Neodesha had been destroyed by fire., and it could handle no oil. The Chanute refinery waited until the pumping station was rebuilt, and then renewed its request. The agent of the Standard said that he had no authority to permit the Independent - . . .. rr-U LnrtI nrt th Independ ent refinery secured no rights under the law. Similar experiences have been had by other independent refiners who have desired to use the Standard Oil pipe lines, which under the laws of the state are common car riers. It is likely that the Standard Oil company will not seri ously contend that it is willing to al low independent refiners to connect with its lines', but if the case comes to an issue, will fight the whole operation of the law, and contend that the leg islature has no authority to declare the Standard Oil pipe line a common car rier. The contention of the independent refiners. that the Kansas law is good is greatly ' strengthened by the circuit court at Findlay. O., which yesterday rendered an important decision in , the cass of the Bucktye Oil company, which seems to be a pipe line company doing business for the Standard Oil com pany. The dispatch from Findlay. O.. as sent out by the Associated Press is as follows: . "Findlay. O., May 31. The circuit court today unanimously decided that the Buckeye Oil company, a Standard subsidiary concern, was organized un der the corporate laws of Ohio and as such must carry all oil offered it by the independent producers at a fair re munerative rate. "The decision is considered a great victory by the ii dependent producers." While it is not known exactly the roints involved in the Ohio case, the in iitinni are that the question of transporation of oil for the public in the Standard uu pipe nnra wu Tk standard Oil pipe lines in Oiiif are merely a continuation of the Standard Jii pipe ihk m ui.-. BRITISHSHIP SEIZED. A Revenue Cutter Finds Her Illegally Catching Seals. Washington, June 4. The secretary of the treasury has received a telegram from Captain Ainsworth. of the revenue cutter Rush, stating that he had seized the British sealing schooner Charlotta G. Cox, which was round illegally caicn ing seals in Fairwater grounds, off Alas Th rm. It is said, evidently was tak ing seals during the closed season in violation of articles of the tribunal of arbitration agreed to by the govern ments of Great Britain and the United States. She had seventy-seven iur srai skins on board. The department has directed the commander of the Rush to deliver the Cox to the tsritisn autnori ties at the nearest port in British Col umbia in accordance with the joint reg ulations of the two governments in case of seizure. The Rush also reported the presence of Japanese sealers in the same vicinity with a large numoer ui hnaM Thr Japanese sealers, however. are not subject to seizure outside of tei- ritorial waters. - DAMAGE EXAGGERATED. Gates Says Vhet Is Not so Badly Hurt as Reported. New Tork, June 4. John W. Gates, who has Just returned to this city from th-i southwest, where he had been inspecting his properties, says the reports of crop damage have been exaggerated. The damage to wheat, according to Mr. Gates, will probably range between 2 and 5 per cent. He says, however, that the cotton crop has been damaged as a result of the unusually heavy rains. CAR BLOWN UP. Dynamite Explosion on McAUIster Street Line In Frisco. San Francisco, Cal.. June 4. Dyna mite was exploded under the first car sent out over the McAllister street line today. The forward truck of the car was raised from the tracks and the passengers were badly frightened but no serious damage was done. The ex plosion occurred when the car was halfway between Polk street and Van ness avenue. I .AM) POIt THE SANTA FE. Commission Condemns a Small Piece for $750. A. A. Rodgers. H. C. Bowman and W. C. Stephenson, as a condemnation commission appointed by Judge Dana of the district court, to condemn a small piece of property desired by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company for its right of way in the northeastern section of the city, filed their report with the county clerk to day. The piece of land in question is lot No. 11 on Chase avenue in the Ernest addition and the condemna tion commission fixes the price that the Santa Fe will have to pay for it at $750. The lot is twenty-six hun dredths of an acre in size. It is need ed by the Santa Fe for its new right of way that has been planned from the bridgo into the city station. KANSAS CITY WON. Turners From Missouri Town Capture the Honors. The Kansas City Turners carried oft most of the prizes offered at the second meeting of the Kansas-Nebraska-Missouri Turnbezirks which closes today though all of the athletics work was completed and the prizes awarded last night. Many of the visitors have re turned to their homes and those who have remained are being shown over the city by members of the local turn verein. The meeting was a succesa in ev- I ci way ztliu Hie aitcuudiiLC v i 1 1 v. n reached nearly ; 1.000 exceeded, by sev eral hundred the anticipations of the committee which had the affair in i charge. Besides the medals and prizes v,Tt ,v, . . .i,. jiif which they won in the different events the Kansas City turners took home 33 wreaths as emblems of the prowess of the members of their teams. Andrea Kempf of the Kansas City team, proved the prize winner of the meeting and was awarded the highest individual honors besides assisting his team materially in the events where teams competed. He was awarded first place forall around work, first for ap paratus and second in the field com petition, and in all won six first prizes. His record as an athlete is more than local, besides having won the' first individual prize in the turner meetings ror me past tour years, ne won tnira ' place among the American competitors . at me uiympic games ncm unaer me direction of the Louisiana Purchase at St. Louis in 1904. In the competition open to all the world and in a class of several hundred he took nineteenth place. Kempf? percentage figured from all of the events in which he participated was 96; the second for individual hon ors going to another member of the Kansas City- team. Otto Pueschel, with a score of 90.. The third place went to Edward Schmidt of the Topeka team who made a score of 86. Julius Fritz, an employe tn the mailing- department at tie Topeka postof flce, did as well in the-fleld work as did Kempf in the apparatus work, taking nearly everything In sight and was awarded five .wreaths of honor end a number of diplomas. In the junior work and class compe tition Topeka juniors won first; Marys vine, second; Kansas City, third; and Hanover fourth. The judges spent most of yesterday afternoon in figur ing the averages and percentages made by the various teams and the prizes, wreaths and diplomas were awarded at a meeting preceding the final ball last night. The stage was neatly decorated and a dozen young ladies from the Topeka turners occupied places on the stage, and as the names of the winners of events were called they were crowned with oak leaf wreaths by the maidens. The ceremonies accompanying the awarding of prizes to the successful athletes were elaborate as well as im pressive. The meeting place for next year has not been decided, but a meeting of the delegates from the different turn vereins will be held in Topeka some time this fall, probably in November when the place of meeting will be de finitely settled. RAISULI TO REALIZE. Bandit Chief Plans to Benefit by His Extensive Advertising. Paris, June 4. A dispatch to the Petit Parisien from Tangier says that aie board or foreign affairs had offered a pardon to Raisuli, the noted bandit, on condition that he leave Morocco and live away from Tangier on a pen sion to be paid him by the govern ment. A friend of Raisuli proposes that he make a tour of the British and Amer ican music halls. It Is believed that Raisuli favors such a scheme. HONOR JEFF DAVIS. U. S. Government Officials Close Their Offices In Texas. Dallas, Tex., June 3. A new state law which makes Jefferson Davis' birthday a legal holiday, was observed today by the United States government through its local officials. The post office and other general offices were closed. MEATS OUT OF REACH. Prices Have Been Rising Steadily for Three Weeks In Chicago. Chicago, June 4. Meats of all kinds with the exception of the poorest cuts of beef, have been rising steadily in Chicago for three weeks, and dealers say that the advance will continue. In some of the poorer sections of the city retail dealers have not han dled a piece of meat, except beef, for the last three weeks. Lamb, pork and other meats are beyond the reach of their customers. Lamb has advanced three cents a pound in the last three weeks and the big wholesalers say that they can not get enough at any price to supply the big. downtown hotels, cares and res taurants. Weather Indications. . Chicago, June 4. Forecast for Kansas: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; not much change in temperature. NOT AJUICIOE. Lawrence People Say Death of Mr. Perkins Accidental. Evidence Shown by Friends That There Was No Cause. IN BEST OF HEALTH. Two of the Large Insurance Companies Will Probe. A Fear of Yiolent Death Had Haunted Dead Man. LIFE POLICIES CARRIED PERKINS. BY L. H. New Tork Life .$300,000 N. W. Mutual of Chicago 100,000 Mutual Life of New York 100,000 Union Central of Cincinnati 60,000 Capitol Life of Denver (J20.000 rein sured) 30,000 Mutual Benefit, New Jersey 10,000 Massachusetts Mutual of Boston.. 10,000 Bankers' Life and various fraternal organizations 15,000 Accident insurance in different com panies 30,000 Other companies Total 645,000 Lawrence, June 4. Representatives of the insurance companies which car ried more than million dollars on the life of Lucius H. Perkins, the Law rence, Kan., man who fell from the roof of his home In Lawrence and died from his Injuries, are satisfied that the peculiar circumstances of Perkins' death warrant an investigation, but see nothing so lar which could prove sui cide. Unless something definite develops it is very probable that the companies will all pay their losses. It became known in Lawrence today that an investigation of Mr. Perkins' death would be made by at least two of the insurance companies that car ried large policies. These companies will send experts here. We had a policy on Mr. Perkins for J30.000," said Daniel Boone of the Capitol Life Insurance company of Cincinnati. "We had reinsured $20,000 of this amount. It's dollars to dough nuts we will have to pay the policies." J. t. Griggs, agent or the North western Mutual Life, said that his company would not make a contest and that the making up of the proofs of death would begin at once. It is the New York Life company and the Mu tual Life company which will not ac cept the usual proofs of death until their agents have completed a search ing investigation, and even then it is probable that the payment of the poli cies will be contested in the courts.. . When the agent of the New York Life Insurance company wrote the pol icy for $3 09,000 only a few months-ago he told some friends in Lawrence that he was afraid of that risk and thought that it would be well to keep an eye on the movements and habits of the insured. J. R. Grlgg3 has been a friend of Perkins for many years and it was through him that much of the insur ance was written in the last year. Mr. Griggs first wrote a $100,000 policy for his own company and then opened ne gotiations with the Mutual Life of New York, the New York Life and the Un ion Central Life which resulted in placing close to Ji million dollars in insurance on Mr. Perkins' life. "Mr. Perkins was always a firm be liever in life insurance as an invest ment," said Mr. Griggs today. "He took out this insurance and gave his notes for the first premiums. There was nothing unusual in that. I have known him for years and have talked with him many times and am abso lutely sure his death was accidental. He never had a thought of suicide, I am sure. It is nothing strange that none of his family knew that he had all this insurance. He told me often that he never told his business affairs to his wife. He Kept a bank account for his wife. From this she paid all the family expenses. When the ac count ran low more cash was added and Mrs. Perkins never asked where it came from." It developed here today that Mr. Perkins carried heavy accident in surance. Just how much is not known here, but it is said to have been one of the largest accident insurance policies that has ever been written in the state. It covered all possible contingencies. The name of the company which wrote the policy is not known by friends here. A few months ago Mr. Perkins thought he found something wrong with the chimney of his house. He climbed up into it to inspect it one day. The brick masons in building the chimney had placed tin shields in the wall at several points. In climbing down this chimney Mr. Perkins cut his thumb on one of these pieces of tin. It is said that from this accident Mr. Perkins was paid $400 in insurance on one of the accident policies which he held. . It was learned today that Mr. Per kins made application for insurance policies for from $50,000 to $100,000 each in at least sixteen life insurance companies. He was examined by physicians representing this number of companies here, in Topeka and in Kansas City. He asked the agents to submit a sample policy to him, one that the company was willing to ac cept. Most, of the companies did this. Deny Suicide Theory. There seems to be a closely drawn line among Lawrence people regarding the 'death of L. H. Perkins. Those who knew him only as a lawyer and citizen and those intimate friends seem to be all on one side and deny most strenuously all theories of sui cide. Bert Kasold. a painter, who was em ployed at the Perkins home Saturday. is believed to be the last man who saw Mr. Perkins before he fell from the roof. The painter said that there was nothing unusual about the actions of Mr. Perkins. Kasold says there was something wrong with the roof of the tower and that it was worrying Mr. Perkins, who wanted it fixed. It seemed to be leaking. Perkins had been out on roof of the tower twice during the day. Kasold says, to see him about the places that needed fix ing. It seemed he was having trouble finding the place. Kasold left at 5 o'clock. It was after that time when Mr.- Perkins went out on the roof the third time. .' .. . William B. Dorwald and J. T. Con stant, brick masons and contractors, who did much work for Mr. Perkins, were up on the roof with him Friday looking after some repairs which Mr. Perkins wanted made. Dorwald had an appointment with Perkins to go out on the roof at 6 o'clock and fix some places on the roof that needed fixing. As 6 o'clock approached he found he could not keep the appoint ment promptly and telephoned Jfer kins that he would be late in getting there. "All right," replied Perkins, "but as I am going out of town soon I will go out on the roof and mark with a piece of chalk the places I want fixed." The friends of Mr. Perkins insist that the attorney was upon the roof to mark the places to be repaired. The friends are also using much stress in discount ing the suicide theory by the manner in which Mr. jferkins struck the grouna The leap he took, if he did leap instead of falling, is one which would be as likely to cripple a man for life as to kill him. He was seen to clutch at the coping on the east wing of the house as he fell past it, evidently in tending to save himself or break the force of his fall if possible. He struck upon his feet instead of upon some vital portion of his anatomy, as would have been the case had he directed the course of his body with suicidal intent. Expected Violent Death. Mr. Perkins had a premonition that he was to meet a violent death. He has often told friends that he expect ed to die suddenly and that it would be by an accldent.To an mtimate friend, who refused to let his name be used, Mr. Perkins made this observation a few weeks ago: "Sometime I am startled as 1 am walking home, sometimes as I am go ing along the street absorbed in the thoughts of my business, sometimes while at my desk the same thought comes to me, supposing I should meet with an accident? I feel that an aw ful accident is to befall me. My father died in that way and others of my an cestors have met death in accidental ways. If I could I would carry $100, 000 accident insurance." 4,000J)EAD. Earthquake Crushes the Life Out of Multitude. Houses Destroyed and Many Left Starying in China. Victoria, B. C. June 4. The steam er Shawmut brought news of a disas trous loss of life following an earth quake at Hsing Kiang. A telegram received from Pekin by the Nishi Shimbun at Tokio, shortly before the Shawmut sailed, reported that 4,000 persons were crushed to death, a vast number of houses destroyed and many persons left starving. The empress dowager has telegraphed urgent in structions to the local governors to take measures to relieve the distress. JOHN PARKS IS OUT. American National Bank of Which Ho Was President, Sold. Kansas City, June 4. A group of Kansas City men headed by William Huttig, president of the Western Sash and Door company, have bought prac tically all the stock of the J American National bank. Some of the men as sociated with Mr. Huttig are Colonel Willis Wood, John Worthington of Chicago and William Kenefick. Application has been made to the Treasury department to change the name to the National Bank of the Re public. The new bank will have a paid up capital of million dollars, with a cash surplus of $50,000. Mr. Huttig will be president, and will give his per sonal attention to the management of the bank. There will be associated with him on the board of directors several of the wealthiest men of Kan sas City. J. S. Parks of Topeka, who became president of the bank April 21, will re tire, as well as some other officers of the bank. John Worthington will con tinue as vice president of the new bank. OVER 100 SALOONS. Chief of Police Hands Leavenworth County Attorney a List. Leavenworth, Kan.. June 4. Chief of Police Cranston last evening hand ed County Attorney Bond a list of over a hundred places in Leavenworth where saloons are being run in viola tion of the prohibition law. Attorney Bond later began the preparation of legal papers to close the places and said they would be served as soon as the police furnished him with, evi dence of the violation, which the po lico promised to do. This follows At torney General Jackson's ultimatum of Saturday last. , , It was announced that the first move would be by issuing warrants and filing injunction suits. The threat of filing injunction suits caused un easiness among property owners and several saloon keepers in the business part of town were told by property owners that they would have to get out of the buildings. A general clos ing up and moving of fixtures is ex pected today. KILLED IN AUTO SMASH. Harry Hamlin's Machine Collides With a Light Wagon. Buffalo, June 4. Harry Hamlin, one of the best known and wealthiest citizens of Buffalo, was killed in an automobile accident on the Williams ville road, a mile north of the city line, late yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hamlin's automobile collided with a light wagon driven by Jacob Schaller, a retired butcher of Buffalo. Hamlin was hurled to the roadside and instantly killed. Schaller was badly hurt, but will recover. John H. Eckle, a 12-year-old boy, who was in Schal ler's rig, was fatally injured. Both his legs were broken and his skull fractured John Mitchell Walks .Home. Spring Valley, III., June 4. John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers of Ajnerica. after five weeks in a hospital, following an operation, walked to his home yesterday. He showed no signs of relapse today. DUE TOJVEATIIEIi. All Murder Records Broken In New York City. Thirteen Homicides Hare Been Committed in Seven Days. ALSO TEX SUICIDES. And a Half Dozen Attempts at Self Destruction. Hospitals Are Crowded With Pneumonia Patients. New York, June, 4. Thirteen murders have been committed In this city within the last seven days, breaking all former records for that period of time. ' Besides the homicides there have been ten sui cides and half a dozen attempts at sui cide In the same period, which is con siderably above the average for the time. In the homicide bureau of the district attorney's office no reason could be given for the increase of violence, but it was remarked that the unseasonable weather might be responsible. It is a well known fact that more suicides oc cur in gloomy, depressing weather than in other periods of time and it was thought the same was likely to be true of murders, especially when the unsea sonable weather spread over a period of time as has been the case recently. Reports rrom the hospitals are that all these institutions are crowded with patients suffering from pneumonia and colds, a result of the cold spring weather. OBJECTS TO JUDGES. H. H. Tucker Says Pollock, Mcpherson and Philips Are Prejudiced. Leavenworth; Kan., June 4. The case of the Uncle Sam Oil company was called for trial in the United States circuit court late Monday. H. H. Tucker, who is under Indictment for fraud, asked through his attorneys for a new judge to try the case. Judtca John C. Pollock, sitting on the bench, was presented with an affidavit signed by Tucker, in which he. Tucker, al leged mat judge Pollock was biased and prejudiced against the defendant and the Uncle Sam Oil company and in substance that he could not get a fair trial. The affidavit charged Judge Pollock, Judge McPherson and Judge Philips, all three federal judges, with being in a conspiracy to injure the Uncle Sam Oil company and that the conspiracy had existed for over a -year. The filing of this rather sensational affidavit created surprise and Judge Pollock adjourned court for an hour to consider it. When court convened at 4 o'clock. Judge Pollock made no comment, but announced that the case would come up Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and for the attorneys and witnesses to be ready to proceed with the trial. TO DIG ALONG THE NILE. Extensive Excavation to Be Under taken on Both Banks. University of California. June 4. Dr. George A. Reisner, formerly in charge of the university's exploration work in Egypt, has been appointed archaeologist in charge of excavations for the Egyptian government in Nu bia. The archaeological work about to be undertaken is of great impor tance, involving the continuous ex cavation of both sides of the Nile from Kalabsche to Derr, a distance of 150 kilometers. This is rendered necessary by the decision to raise the Assouan dam an other eight meters. Prof Marpero, the head of the department of antiquities, is to have charge of the restoration of the known temples and the copying of their inscriptions. To Dr. Reisner has been assigned the task of excavating monuments at present burled under the soil and the recording and: publishingof these ex cavations. The work is expected to last five years. SOLD THEIR SHIPS. Too Expensive to Operate Under the American Flag. New York, June 4. The report of the International Mercantile Marine company for the year ended Decem ber 31, laoe, just made public, shows that six steamers, including the American built vessels, Maine and Missouri, were sold during the year. The company has provided, however. for adding nlno steamers to the fleet of a total tonnage of 127,530. Commenting on the sale of the American built vessels, the report says : "Your directors felt that as the cost of operating under the American flag was so much greater, and the steamers were at such a disadvantage In foreign trade, they should avail themselves of an opportunity which presented itseK to dispose of the Maine and Missouri. These vessels have, therefore, been sold at a very satisfactory price and a steamer of suitable type ordered for the Atlantic transport line. New York- London passenger and cargo service." TO CALL AN ELECTION. President Murray Intimates That He Win Issue an Order. Tulsa. I. T.. June 4. William S. Murray, president of the convention which drafted the constitution for the proposed state of Oklahoma, In an in terview here said that the election for the ratification or rejection of the con stitution would be held as scheduled. August 6, despite the decision of Judge Pancoast . enjoining Governor Frantz from calling the election and regardless of any action of the su preme court of Oklahoma in the Pan coast matter.