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r EVERYBODY EVERYBODY 10 PAGES 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. j READS IT. LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. JUNE 5, 1907. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS RCHARD ON Man Who Killed Steunenberg Testifies in Haywood Case. Says His Real Name Is Not Orchard But Horsley. LOXG STORY OF CltlME Lighted the Fuse Which Blew Up Wardner Mine. Placed the Bomb Which De stroyed the Vindicator. TOLD III3I TO GO AHEAD Could Not Go Too Fast to Suit Moyer and Haywood. Boise, Idaho, June 5. A well groomed, stoekily built man, dressed in a gray ack suit and apparently as composed as any of his hearers, the man known as Harry Orchard, a self confessed. many time murderer, took the witness stand in the district court of Ada coun ty at 9:42 o'clock this morning. He is the principal witness against W. D. Haywood, charged with the murder of Vorraer Governor Steunenberg, and who Is by Orchard's story, connected with many fearful crimes. Some knowledge of the ghastly series of narratives to be related by Orchard has reached the public from time to time since his arrest, but the crowd in the court room yelled when within the first 15 minutes of his testimony. Or chard in reply to a question from J. H. Hawley, leading counsel for the etate, said: "I lit one of the fuses that blew up the concentrator mill at Wardner on April 29, 1S99. Two men were killed." The court room, seating some 300 peo ple, was filled to its capacity. Among the spectators were many women. Many seats were reserved inside the bar and occupied by the wives of attor neys or by the relatives of those con cerned in the case. Haywood was the principal figure of a family group. His invalid wife, in her rolling chair, was immediately to his right, next to his mother a hand some woman ; of 6$ years, who ap peared in court today for the first time. Again to the- right Haywood's sister, a slight and pretty girl in white waist and black skirt. Orchard was called some earlier than was anticipated. Several minor wit nesses were examined. Then came the first really dramatic situation in the course of the Haywood trial. ' "We will have our next witness here within a few minutes, your honor," an swered Senator Borah. There was a busy stir in the court room and then there fell a silence main tained for fully five minutes. Judge, Jury, bar and public waited until Sheriff "Shad" Hodgin nodded to Sen- "i curan. "Our next witness will be Harry Or- IQ Til ' ' c r. I 1 1 . cnara. said the senator dressing the court. quickly, ad- Orchard Kilters. Then the man who for 18 months has been closely guarded, almost incom municado, in the Idaho penitentiary ihe murderer, who repenting, has confessed entered through the side door leading to the judge's room. He walked with a quick inspiring step, preceded and followed by depu Thrahlv, l61". They passed through the bar enclosure out into the audience along the outer rail, again entering the enclosure at the center gate. Orchard was sworn and directed n?lneV cnalr' mediately in front of the jury. At once every eye was upon the remarkable man who was there to place his own neck in the noose and whose story as told upon the stand up to noon today reveals an almost endless chain of fearful deeds done by him and his fellows t "a,C',d- Perhaps was the most In terested of the spectators. For the greater part of the morning he kept his one eye fixed staring on the wit ness, who seldom glanced his way. fthWax-a CUrI as of cntelt on his mouth. Now and then he flushed slightly under a sallow skin. When fitrt?nh,ardId now Haywood paid him J300 for blowing up the Vindica tor mine and agreed with him for other murders. Haywood swallowed hard on a lumn in ki it,rnn .... nuea nine emotion. At recess Haywood even chatted pleasant ly with some friends and laughed heartuy at a joke by one of his coun sel. Orchard will be allowed to tell his whole story, leaving out certain minute details only. This question was settled this morning when Judge Wood said that on assurance of the counsel for the state that they would connect Haywood with the storv of f ho o,,- D'AIenes and other mine troubles and me vi inis comessea oy orchard he would let the evidence in, but if they failed to do so It would be barred out. Proceedings in Detail. The Haywood trial was resumed at t a. m. The first witness called after the opening of court was J. M. Brunzell a hotel proprietor of Xamoa, Idaho, which is between Boise and Caldwell Brunzell identified the names of Thos Hogan and John L. Simpkins In his hotel register for November, 1905 Hoan or Orchard, was at the hotel with Simpkins on November 13. The presence of Simpkins at Nampa on November 7 and at Silver Citv, on November 8, 1905, was established by A. Hinkey and J. A. Conners, hotel keepers in their respective cities. - During the giving of this testimony. Haywood's mother, a gray haired, kindly faced woman, wearing specta cles, entered the court room for the first time and took a seat beside the prisoner's wife. Haywood's sister also was present today for the first time. Following Hinkey and Conners on the stand came C. H. Wentz. a book keeper of a mining comoanv at Wal lace. Idaho, and formerly in "a bank at Wardner. Wentz said he knew Jack THE STAND. Simpkins. one of the men alleged to have had a hand in the murder of Governor Steunenberg, and was ac quainted with his handwriting. He identified the photograph of Simpkins which was offered and accepted in evi dence over an objection from the de fense. Wentz also identified Simpkins' signature in the various hotel regis ters. Simpkins sometimes went un der the name of Simmons. The hotel registers were allowed In evidence by Judge Wcods. the defense objecting and excepting to the ruling. Wentz was not cross examined. Haywood Takes Notes. Guy Feight of Nampa told of seeing Orchard and Simpkins in company at Caldwell prior to the assassination of Governor Steunenberg. Haywood took notes of the testimony in a book dur in the examination of witnesses to day. There was a delay of several min utes after the conclusion of Keight's testimony. Senator Borah simply an nouncing: "The next witnesses will be here in a moment." Immediately there was intense ex citement in the court room, the re-! port quickly spreading that Orchard was the man next expected in the wit ness chair, the crisis of the case being reached with his testimony the tes timony of the confessed slayer of Steunenberg and the accuser of Hay wood, Moyer. Pettibone and Simpkins, the latter of whom has never been ap prehended. The wait of five minutes seemed like so many hours. Orchard had spent the night in Boise and had been sent for. Finally to relieve the strain and restlessness in the court room came the voice of Hawley for the state, say ing: "Call Harry Orchard." Hardly had the words left his mouth when Orchard appeared at the door leading from the prisoner's section of the building. He was attired in a nat- ty gray suit and walked with a firm step. He was preceded to the witness chair by Deputy SherifT "Ras" Beam - er, a stalwart fellow more than six feet in height and was followed by another deputy from the penitentiary. Orchard had to pass directly in the rear of Haywood and his family. His eyes were cast down. Arriving at the elevated witness stand. Orchard stood for a moment with hand uplifted while the clerk delivered the oath. Orchard's Testimony. "Where do you live?" asked Mr. Hawley. Orchard did not seem prepared for Just this question and hesitated a mo ment. Finally, in an almost inaudible tone he said he was confined in the state penitentiary. "Speak up, Mr. Orchard," said Sen ator Borah, "the court must hear you." The prisoner turned his glance for a moment at Haywood and then said: "I am charged with the murder of j j-rank steunenDerg ana am awaiting I was born in Northumberland county, Canada, in 1866 and am there fore 41 years of age." went on the witness in answer to Hawley's ques tions. "Harry Orchard is not my true name. I have gone by that name for about 11 years. My true name is Alfred Horsley. I came to the United States in 1896, first to Spokane, where I remained a week. I went to Wallace. Idaho, in March or April. 1896. I first worked for Markel Brothers, driving a milk wagon and re mained there until about Christmas, 1896. I then went to a wood and coal yard in Burket, Idaho, and was engaged in that business until the spring of 1S99, and on my own account for two years. In 1898 I Fold a half interest in the busi ness to Mr. McAlpin. My business in Canada was making cheese. I sold all my interests in the wood yard and went to work in the mines in March, 1899. I went to work 'mucking' and stayed at it for a month. I became a member of the Western Federation of Miners as soon as I went to work in the mines." Joined the Federation. Orchard said he joined the Burke, Idaho, local of the Western Federation of Miners. This was in ths Coeur D'Alenes. Orchard described the Coeur D'AIene country to Mr. Hawley, giving the railway connections between the different cities and mining companies. While Orchard testified Deputy Beam er and his assistants stood at the side of him and about three feet in the rear of the witness chair. When Orchard first came in there was a stir in the court room and several persons started to rise in their places. Half the bailiffs chorused in unison in a loud command to be seated. "State what unusual occurrence there w-as at Burke upon the morning of April 29, 1899." commanded Hawley of the witness. "We object to that." shouted Attorney Richardson for the defence- "What occurred in 1899 can have noth ing to do with this defendant, who was not elected a member of the executive board of the Western Federation of miners until long after that. Counsel stated yesterday that the rank and file of the federation knew nothing of the workings of the inner circle." Hawley said he intended to connect the Coeur D'AIene troubles with the de fendant. "The court." said Judge Vood. "can readily see how this testimony may be material and will overrule the objec tion." i Orchard proceeding. 5ald: "On the morning of April 29, 1S99. when I got through breakfast, I was told there was a special meeting of the union and ev erybody was expected to be present. I went to the meeting. Richardson objected again, saying there was absolutely nothing connect ing Haywood with this meeting. The objection was overruled. Plan to Blow l'r Mill. "The meeting was called to order." continued Orchard, "by the secretary, who said that it had been decided that dav to go to Wardner to blow up the mill at the Sullivan and Bunker Hill mines and to hang the superintend ent." Again the witness was interrupted by Haywood's counsel, who demanded to know how the defendant was to be connected with the Coeur D'AIene trou bles. Senator " Borah replied for the prose cution, saying it would be shown that Haywood came in to the inner circle with a full knowledge of what had been done and . entered into the con spiracy. This would be shown. Sena tor Borah declared. by Haywood's writings. Senator Borah said it was necessary to go into the Coeur D'AIene troubles, which were suppressed by Governor Steunenberg to show the mo- (Cotitlnued on Page Eight.) POLITICALGOSSIP Beloit Gazette Comments on Congressman Reeder. Out of Harmony With People of His District. THINKS HE'LL WIX. Despite His Record Expects Him to Get the Totes. Voice From Marion Concerning Gov. Hoch's Vote. The eloit Gazette, which doesn't like W. A. Reeder. and would like to see him defeated for re-elction to con gress from the Sixth district, predicts that the much abused "Irrigation Bill" will be sent back to congress at the next election in spite of the fact that it claims he is out of sympathy with everything the district needs. This is the way the Gazette looks at it: "Reeder says his record will show he has always favored a "square deal.' Yet Reeder was a Burton man through thick and thin, used all his influence to elect Curtis last winter, and favors Long's re-election. He claims that while in congress he has alwavs sun- ported Roosevelt and his policies, ex- cept in one instance. And this re- minds U3 of an interview with Reeder in reference to this matter his vote on the admission of Oklahoma. We ! congratulated him on his vote as an 1 insurgent,' when Cannon was forcing his views on congress. Reeder ex- plained the matter this way: 'When ! the split came, I went to Uncle Joe and told him I had voted as he wanted me to every time for six years: but now, Mr. Cannon, here is a question about which I think I am better in formed than you are; and if I can't be allowed to vote as I please this time. I might as well give you my proxy and go home and attend to my own business.' Just think of it! We send a man to congress term after term, who absolutely has no will of his own, but is bossed and voted by Joe Cannon, who is owned and controlled, body and soul, by the eastern interests and corporations. Never a thought of the west, that is paying tribute to the lumber, coal and iron trust of the country. The Sixth district has no further use for a standpatter and a tool of Cannon, and they should not return Reeder unless he convinces them that hereafter he will busy him self a little In the interests of the peo ple. Last winter he did nothing to help young Murdock in his fight on the six-million a year steal on me carrying of the mails. Sat aa mum as you please; never a cheep In favor of the taxpayers. He was busy shouting Irrigation; a matter in which the Sixth district has no possible interest; but it keeps Reeder as chairman of a com mittee, and gives him a committee room in which to loaf. Wouldn't it be a good thing to have a congressman J readv to do something, somewhere, atj some time? And lastly, brethren, we want to say. right here, we expect toseej Reeder returned next year. He will start out next spring, as usual, shaking hands and kissing babies, tell what wonderful work he has done in tne line of irrigation, and the voters will send him back to do Cannon's bidding for two years more. C. C. Coleman, of Clay Center, was in Topeka Tuesday trying a number of lawsuits in the supreme court. Speak ing of political conditions he said: "I do not think F. L. Williams has any intention of being a candidate for congress in the Fifth district. S. S. Smith, of Abilene, seems to be the only opposition to Calderhead at the pres ent time. Senator Long was in our town a few diys ago, and was cor dially received. He seemed to make a good impression. Our county is inclin ed to be friendly to LaFoliette, for La Follette made a speech there and made quite a favorable impression. Wherever LaFoliette lit in Kansas he left tracks." J. F. Jarrell, in his paper, the Holton Signal, which is Democratic in politics, makes a few observations in this week's issue concerning political con ditions in the state. He figures it out that the Square Dealers are not any better than the machinists as far as personality is concerned, but argues that the Square Dealers have adopted a very strong platform. He says: "The main trouble with the Square TOeal crowd and the Alachine is that each is after the control of the Re publican organization and the offices, jind neither cares a rap for the pee-pul, nbout whom they pretend to b- so so licitous. Getting down to brass tacks, the pee-pul have no more confidence in Jim Troutman than they have in Tom Kelly: in Bent Murdock than in Billy Morgan; in Joe Dolley than in Crum mer; in W. R. Stubbs than in Dave Mulvane. No disrespect to any oC these m:n is intended. They are all known to be professional politicians ro better, no worse, than other poli ticians similarly situated. They are tneaged in a factional fight which will last till the state convention. Attr that, no matter which side wins, they will kiss and make up, and b? held to gether by what Barney Sheriden once called 'the cohesive power of public plunder." The fight now in progress is full of interest, but the pee-pul will be fooled by it. The- new platform of the Square Dealers is a srood one. It was stolen largely from Populism, but that fact does not detract from its merits, nor disturb the Republicans. The Republicans keep in the saddle be cause they do not hesitate about any thing that is pooular. Right or wrong, re it's popular, is their idea of politics. The Republicans would steal the Ser mon on ihe Mount, the Koran, and Magna Cfcarta with the same ease and grace with which they stole public ownership, tariff reform and control of corpcratior.s, if the thaf t M ould give them an additional office. The Square Deal platform demands: (1) Direct primaries. (2) Two cent fare. (3) Anti-pass. (4) Limit the issuance of corporation stock. (5) Tariff reform. (6) Election of United States senators by a direct vote. (7) Strengthen the laws for the control of trusts and cor porations. (8) An inheritance tax. "The editor of the Signal has been tearing his hair for nearly all these things ever since the fusion days of '9 3 and '94 when he campaigned with Mrs. Lease. Breidenthal and Grand Old David Overmyer. For advocating these principles of government Jim 1 jrouiman and his Alalia called us Pops, and anarchists, and repudiators; and Governor Morrill said that when he visited Yew York he did not regis ter at the hotel because he was "ashamed of Kansas." Some change of sentiment, isn't there? Ex-Senator Burton, who has jus; started a paper at Abilene, demands the election of president by a direct vote. It's a good suggestion. The Square Dealers should incorporate that in their plat form and then they would have as clean cut a bunch of "issues" as any party ever unloaded on the public, even if thy are stolen.' ' These are changes the people want, and the of fices next year will be filled by men who believe in them. What's the matter with the democrats holding an early convention in 1908 and claiming their own these principles that the Square Dealers are boldly proclaiming as their platform?" A communication to the State Jour nal from a well knewn politician of Marion county says: - "The State Journal recently publish ed Governor Hoch's statement to the effect that his action favorable to the building of the new court house in Marion cost him BOO votes. "The facts seem to disprove this. It can not be presumed that those who with him favored the court house would vote against him because he helped them to get what they wanted. "Marion City, Center township, and the five townships adjoining Center township were most enthusiastic in their efforts for the' court house. Ma rion is in Center township. "Figures published in the Marion Record show that in 1904 this territory gave Hoch a majority of 209 votes; but that in 1906 it gave to Harris a ma jority of 75 votes. "The new court house stands in the Third ward. In 1904 this ward gave i Hoeh a majority of 19 votes. In 1906 i Jt gave Harris a majority of 2 votes. Peabody people were intensely : against the court house and they gave ! Hoch a majority of 32 in last election. ' City of Marion and Center township gave Mocn l&z less majority in 1906 than in 1904 and Harris carried the j county by only 4 more votes than this 156. Hoch's home ward gave him i 31 less majority in 1906 than in 1904. It wasn't the court house." FORCED, TO HALT. Forest's Veterans Held in Check by a Lone Policeman. Washington, June 5. One police man prevented the entire squadron of Forest's Confederate cavalry from taking the capitol and stacking their arms in the rotunda of the great building. The Confederate veterans, freFh from Richmond, where they at tended the unveiling of the monument of Jefferson Davis, came here, march ed up Pennsylvania avenue and even invaded the portals of the White House, where they were .greeted by President Roosevelt. They carried carbines and sabers and were attired in faded gray, sjid w'-e determined to sec all the sights of fhe capitol. Under the leaderships of .Represent ative John Wesley Gaines, of Tennes see, they marched to the capitol and it was the programme to stack .arms in the great rotunda, just to see-how it would seem to experience what they ir. vain tried to accomplish In the days long ago. Even the congressman was unable to aid in carrying out the plan. A cipitof policeman halted them at the er.rance to the grounds, and informed them nc marching company with arms and banners was permitted to enter the grounds or building. MAKE HARRIMAN TALK. The President Orders That Action Be Begun Against Him. Washington, June 5. After a con ference with President Roosevelt, Commissioner Lane of the interstate commerce commission announced that before July 1 legal proceedings would be instituted to compel E. H. Harrl man to answer certain questions pro pounded him by members of the com mission at the recent hearing In New York when the merger on the Harri man lines was under investigation. Previous to his conference with the president Commissioner Lane had con ferred with Frank B. Kellogg, special counsel for the government in the Standard Oil prosecutions, and it was arranged that Mr. Kellogg should rep resent the government in the case to be brought against Mr. Harriman. WANT BIG DAMAGES. Bliss Family Sue for Injuries Caused by Gas Explosion. Independence. Kan.. June 5. Another damage suit has grown out of the gas explosion at corteyvuie ahout a year ago. Charles J. Bliss and wife, Tlice M. Bliss, have each b- gun suit in the district court to ' recover damages for injuiies and !o?s. The former asks for J8G1.47 for loss of household goods and the latter fcr $174 for the loss of per sonal effects, and $10,000 for mental an guish, etc. ATTACK A MISSIONARY. Chinese Beat Him Mercilessly and Pierce Lung With Weapon. London. June 5. A special dispatch received here from Hong Kong says that Mr. Pollard, a Methodist mission pry at Chao-Tung-Fu. has. been mer cilessly beaten by the Chinese, and his lung pierced by a weapon. The missionaries are flocking into Hong Kong frcm the Swatow and Pakhoi districts. Boy Impf led on a Shaft. Salt Lake City, June 5. James Burleson, a- messenger boy, agd twenty; was impaled upon the shaft of a delivery wagon this afternoon and died an hour later. He was riding his bicycle at high speed when he came into -collision with the vehicle. The shaft penetrated his lung. Burleson came here from Kansaa City. Investment for 10 Men. A Topeka man of 30, well known, good reputation with 2 years actual experience in gold mining, wants to be grubstaked by 10 men to prospect in Nevada. Address Grubstake, care Journal. will m show. Mystery of the Death of L. H. Perkins Soon to Be Cleared. An Examination of Business Affairs to Begin Friday. PAPERS IN BANK. Lawrence Friends of the Dead Man Make a Statement. Say His Home Has Always Been a Center of Hospitality. . Lawrence, Kan., Jiine 5. It is im probable that the mystery concerning the death of Lucius H. Perkins, who died from the result of a fall from the roof of his house last Saturday, will he cleared until his business affairs have been looked into and the will read. This examination into Mr. Perkins' business affairs will begin F.iday. The funeral will be held Thursday after noon at 4 o'clock. . The next day mem bers of the family will go to the Law rence National bank where Mr. Per kins kept papers and records, in a box. It is probable the will also will be found in the box. Friends of Mr. Pel kins In Lawrence continue to assert that notwithstand ing the peculiar coincidence of an un usual death and more than J65O.00O life insurance with the other peculiar cir cumstances conrected with it, it will be found that Mr. Perkins' business af fairs are in excellent condition and that the suicide theory is only the re sult of remarkable circumstances. These circumstances are, of course, Mr. Perkins' method of paying for hi:1 first premiums by notes which will fall due shortly; his study of poisons, an expressed premonition of a violent death, the fact that the insurance sgents who wrote the policies, with one or two exceptions, were not satisfied as to the rif-k, one agent who had $30, 000 even reinsuring two-thirds of it in another company, and the general con dition of his business affairs, with his chief holdings in far away Alberta. A statement has been issued by a number of prominent citizens regard ing the standing of the late L. H. Perkins as a member of the com munity. Among other things, the statement says of Mr. Perkins:, ."His benevolence and kind spirited generosity were so well known and established that they stand today , greater monumflts to the real man than the great house, in the building and maintaining of which he took such gr.eat pride. His family relation ship was marked for its beauty and consistency, as was also his high ideal of parental responsibility towards his three young, sons. ' ' "A correspondent states that the P"-kins family recently took on them selves social ambitions. On the con trary their social position in this com munity , was established so long ago that to question it displayed ignorance on the part of the questioner. Their position was won and held, not by the size of their house, but by their breeding and by their qualities of mind and character. The cottage in which they lived till their growing family demanded larger quarters has been for twenty-five years a center of hospitality, both for the university and the town people, and there are few people In Lawrence but have happy memories of it and of the man who was their host." A LONG OCEAN VOYAGE. Yachts in Race From Gotliam Bermuda for Cup Honors. to New York, June 5. When colors were made today on the yachts in 'JJravesend bay, the sailor men aboard the 12 yachts which lay at anchor near jy were already preparing for the early start of the 600 mile ocean yacht race for sailing boats fror". New York t Bermuda tor the Maier cup. The start was scheduled for 10 o'clock today from off the Brooklyn Yacht club and long before that hour crews were busy making sail on the racers. . Two cups were offered for the race, one by Commodore Frank Maler of th New l:ochei! Yacht club, for the winner of the class of boats between 50 and 00 feet in length and a second cup, given by the New Rochelle, Brooklyn- and Royal Bermuda yacht clubs, for the winner of the class of yach-' measuring under 50 feet. Nine yachts entered for the bis class, while three jachts essayed to make the race to St. David's Head, Bermuda, for the three clubs' cup. Th? l!rt,t division of the yachts started promptly at 10 o'clock, fol lowed half an hour later by the sec ond division. 12 boats in all The contestants include three types cf vessels, from the former Gloucester iishinp schooner Priscilla, the largest of the racers, to the dainty, but no less doughty sloop Zena, with her leg of mutton mainsail. The Zena is Bermuda rigged and represents the Bermuda Yacht club. This midget of racing craft has only 36 feet racing lengths and was designed especially for this contest. Weather conditions before starting were rather unpleasant. The sky was overcast with thick clouds, a light mist overhung the bay and the wind was southeast and lisht. ' EIGHTEEN INDICraENTS. Bills Against All the' Furniture Men In Four States. Portland, Ore., June 5. In the dis trict court of the United States today indictments, were returned against 18 furniture dealers in Oregon, Wash ington, Idaho and California for al leged violation of the Sherman anti trust law. The list includes every manufacturer and Jobber in the states named and a large number of retail dealers. Weather Indications. Chicago. - June 5. Forecast for Kansas: Partly cloud with probably showers tonight or Thursday; rising temperature. - - FOR MERIT SYSTEM. A Bill Drafted Designed to Improve the Consular Service. Chicago," June 5. A bill for the re organization of the- United States con sul service has been drafted by the executive committee of the National business league to supplement the Lodge bill enacted by the Fifty-ninth congress. Among its provisions for improvement of the consular service are: 1. Removal of the service from the sphere of political influence by enact ment of the "merit" system of examin ation, appointment and promotion of consuls. 2. Creation of an examining broad, with examination scale of 80 to 100. 3. Minimum and maximum age limit of 21 and 40 years respectively for admission to the service. 4. Consuls to be familiar with one modern language other than English and possess a knowledge of the nat ural industrial and commercial re sources and the commerce of the United States. 5. Tenure of office to continue only during efficiency and conduct of the highest grade. The league also advocates a reason able retiring pension for consular offi cials. , CROKER'S COLT WINS. "Orby," Ridden by Joekey Relff, Cap. tures Derby and 6,500 Sovereigns. London, June 5. Richard Croker's Orby, ridden by Johnny Reiff, the American jockey, won the Derby stakes of 6,500 sovereigns at Epsom today. Distance about one mile and a half. Wool Winder, ridden by Madden, the English jockey, was second and Slieve Gallion, an Irish horse ridden by Higgs, an English jockey, was third. Orby was bred in Ireland out of an American dam. and thus the Derby has been won by an American owner, whose horse was ridden by an Ameri can jockey, and whose mount was out of an American mare. Nine horses started. King Edward elected to travel by train. The royal party included the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and the Grand Duke Michael of Russia. The rain cleared off before noon and by the time the racing commenced, the downs presented a cheerful and pic turesque appearance. Trains from all directions took enormous crows to the course, but the throng was hardly up to the average. . . The betting was 100 to 9 against Orby and Woolwinder and 13 to S on Slieve Gallion. . GASOLINE CAR BLEW UP Three Men Who Were - Standing Near Were Killed Instantly. Reddlck, 111., June 8. Three persons were killed here last night by an explo sion of a car loaded with gasoline. One of the men killed was Fred Hatting, a bar ber of Reddick. The names of. the other two men are unknown as . they .were strangers, having come to Reddick on a freight train earlier in the afternoon. The three men, with several other persons, were watching three freiaht. cars burn that had become ignited from a hot box on one of the trucks. As the train neared the junction of the Chicago, Indiana and Southern railroad and the Wabash railroad the car with the hot box was derailed. Two other cars loaded with oil were also dragged into the ditch and all caught fire. Right next to these cars was another car loaded with gasoline which caught fire from the sparks from the burning cars. A fearful explosion followed which broke all the windows in the village and demolished chimneys of houses for miles around. The three men killed, who were standing close to the gasoline car at the time, were blown to pieces and the fragments of their bodies scattered for a hundred yards around. No one else was injured, as the trainmen, who knew the contents of the gasoline car, had tied to a sate distance. Several other freight cars, composing trie train, were ournea Deiore tney could be removed after the explosion. LAMB IS SCARCE. Chops in ' York SeU for 28 to 30 Cents a Pound. New York, June 5. Retail butchers about town are complaining of great scarcity of lamb and mutton and de clare that if the prices keep rising they will not handle any lamb whatever. Within the last tm-ee weeks the whole sale price of lamb went from 13 to 16 cents per pound. The price of poultry also advanced while the market price of choice beef was a cent higher than had been the case a week ago. In some sections of New York yester day lamb chops were 28 and 30 cents a pound at retail. Many of the small retail butchers said that if the prices went up any higher it would drive them out of business. At the lamb market, which is in Jersey City, it was said that the prices of lamb would go still higher within the next few days. The scarcity of lamb, th-j wholesalers explained, was due to the fact that there had been practically no Epring weather. TAYLOR BUYS TIES. Contracts for 100,000 for the Topeka Council Grove Road. W. L. Taylor, promotor of the To-peka-Southwestern returned from Kansas City, Mo., today where he has been for the past two days arranging for the purchase of ties for that por tion of the road between this city and Eskridge which will be completed during the year. - Mr. Taylor purchased one hundred thousand ties for this part of the road and the purchase was made through the Remly lumber company of this city. The ties run three thousand to the' mile and the lumber in them will measure up to 3.200.000 feet. It will take 275 freight cars to haul these ties to Topeka. . - - . Car Runs Into Molten Metal. Birmingham. June 5. A street car rap into a train loaded with pots full of molten metal at 1:30 o'clock this morning which set the car on fire and entirely consumed it. Several persons are said to have been burned to death. HE ATEJHEU ALL J. W. Robison Therefore Knows All Abont Kansas Animals. His Diet Included Boiled Snakes ' as a Delicacy. NOT FOB MIL STUBBS. Says He Hears Little of the Square Deal. Wheat in His Section of the State Is Poor. "I have eaten pretty nearly every animal that lives in Kansas," is the astonishing statement made today by J. W. Robison, of Butler county, formerly railroad commissioner of the state of Kansas, who is in Topeka attending the Washburn commencement. "Now that may sound a little far fetched," said Mr. Robison, "but you must remember that I have been here in Kansas more than fifty years; I was raised with Indians, and buffaloes, and frontiersmen, and things used to be dif ferent in those days. "Dogs? Oh, yes, I've eaten dogs. They are pot bad. I've eaten snakes. I ate snakes with General Crook, the famous old Indian fighter. Crook considered snakes a great delicacy. He had them broiled, and the flesh was very nice and sweet. Why shouldn't snakes be Just as good as frog's legs, which are counted such a great delicacy ? . "I have eaten possums, coons, coyots and skunks, but I can't say much for the skunks. Possums, of course, are eaten now, and taste very much like Pig- "I have eaten horse flesh many times. They used to can horse flesh as a reg ular thing. When I was over In Paris, I noticed many meat shops with thu label 'horse beef sold here.' They don't allow them to sell horse meat without putting on that notice. Horse meat is drier and firmer than beef; it seems to be more muscular tissue, and less fat. But it is very good, and there is no reason why people shouldn't eat it. Th horse is the cleanest animal there is, so far as its habits are concerned. It eats nothing but the cleanest vegetable matter; it even strains its water through its teeth when it drinks. It is clean in its choice of sleeping quarters. - It is just prejudice that makes us dislike the idea of eating horses." -Not for Stubbs. Speaking of 'political conditions.' Mr. Robison said: "I don't hear any talk about this siua're deal business down in our county,, except what Bent Mur dock is making. I don't see how Stubbi can be nominated ' for governor. The people down my way are not for him. . "Bent Murdock is fighting Hoch be cause Hoch did not appoint him chair man of the board of control. He was the man who Insisted that Hoch should Run for governor four years ago. Now ir Stubbs should be elected governor, Murdock would fight him, unless he ap pointed Murdock chairman of that board, or something equally as good." Wheat In Bad Shape. Speaking of wheat conditions, Mr. Robison said: "Wheat is in bad shape. About a third of it in Butler county has been plowed up, and the remainder will make only a third crop. The green bugs cleaned things up in Butler, Cowley, Sumner, Harvey. Marlon and McPher son counties. They were blown up ther by a strong south wind from Oklahoma. They have not done so much damage in Barton, and counties west of there. Those parasite bees and lady bugs came right along with the green bugs, and they killed off the green bugs very rap idly when the cold weather let up a lit tle. "I sent five dollars to Prof. Hunter and got sixteen boxes of the parasites, but by the time they arrived, we had pi -nty of parasites of our own. which seemed to have grown right along with the green bugs. "Pasturage has been very short with us this spring, and I have to turn my stock in on the alfalfa for a while, and . thus set back the first cutting of al falfa." PETITION IS DENIED. 'Next Friiieds" or Mrs. Eddy Their Place as Plaintiffs. Hold Concord, N. H., June 5. The peti tion of the three trustees to whom Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy had transfer red her property asking that they be substituted as complainants in place of "next friends" in the suit to secure an accounting of Mrs. Eddy's property was denied today by Judge Chamber lain of the superior court. The trus tees are Henry M. Baker of Boston. Josiah Fernald of Concord and Archi bald McLellan of Boston. The "next friends" are George W. Glover of Lead. S. D-, son of Mrs. Eddy; Mary Barker Glover. his daughter. Dr. J. Foster Eddy of Waterbury. Vt.. an adopted son, George Baker of Bangor, a cousin, and Fred M. Baker of Epsom, a cousin. The suit is for an accounting of Mrs. Eddy's property, which, it is alleged, is under control of Calvin A. Fry, Mrs. Eddy's secretary, and other Christian Science leaders who are named as de fendants. The question of Mrs. Eddy's physical and mental condition figures in the action. FIFTYSEYEN HURT. But No One Killed in Wreck on the Southern Railway. Nashville. Tenn., June 5. The Southern railway train leaving here this morning was wrecked three miles beyond Lebanon, Tenn. As far as known no one was killed, but It is re ported that of 60 persons on the train all but three were injured. Y. M. C. A. Secretary Dies. New York. June 5. Erskine Uhl, secretary of the international commit tee of the Y. M. C. A., is dead in a hospital here following an operation, aged 66 years.