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Harry Orchard Farther Ex-
tends His List of Crimes.
Broke Into a Railroad Depot
and Bobbed It.
But Bad Weather Prevented His
Carrying It Out.
Cross-Examination Seems
Be Nearing the End.
Boise. June 13. When court reconvened-Wednesday
afternoon, in the
Haywood case. Orchard was still on
tha stand.
After the recess Richardson's cross
examination of Orchard led down at
last to the time Orchard first started
out on the mission which eventually
reunited In the death of former ooer
nor Steunenberg, for whose murder
Haywood is on trial. It was at the
conference with Moyer. Haywood and
Pettibone after Moyer's return from
California in August, 1905. that the
matter was first mentioned. Orchard
said Mover had just finished telling
him to get rid of Johnny Neville when
Havwmii brought up the killing of
;tjin n 1.11
"Haywood said it would be a good
thing to get Steunenberg," Orchard re
lated "He said we could then go back
to Paterson. N. J., and write letters
to Peabody. Bell. Goddard. Gabbert
and some of the mine owners ana ten
thpm thev were not forgotten and that
the only way they could avoid getting
what Steunenberg got was io n
Haywood said it would be like a liv
ing death to all these men to know
some one was after them all the time.
"Haywood also said Kd Boyce had
nlwavs wanted something done to
"Moyer spoke up and said that he
thought it would have a good effect
to get Steunenberg after letting him
go so many years. Haywood said he
had sent Art Baston. Ed Mitzer, Steve
Adams and a man named McCarthy to
Caldwell to get Steunenberg. but they
had not succeeded. Pettibone said he
thoueht it would be a hard proposition
to get a man in a little town like Cald
well." m
"Pettibone balked at this, did he?"
"No sir; he just said he thought it
would be hard."
"Hard to get a man who drove out
into the mountains alone every day r
A Hart! Proposition.
"He said it would be a hard propo
Orchard said Pettibone suggested
that he take the Peabody bomb on the
trip. Orchard had brought the bomb
from Canon City to Denver and buried
it. This bomb was rather unique in
that an alarm clock was attached.
When the alarm went off a string fas
tened to the alarm key would wind up
and pull over the bottle of sulphuric
acid which would explode the giant
caps and dynamite. Orchard said. he
asked1 "for '$300 td cover the expense
of his trip to Nevada to get Neville
and to Idaho to assassinate Steunen
berg. He got $240 just before start
ing and had $80 previously.
"Was anything said at your confer
ence with Moyer, Haywood and Pet
tibone regarding a ranch?"
"Yes sir. I said that if I finished
the job I was starting out on I ought
to be through with this business and
have the ranch I had been promised."
"Then you were getting tired of the
business at last?"
"Yes. sir. Pettibone ppoke of getting
the ranch up on the Puget sound."
"Wasn't that because of a letter he
had got from a man from up there
who said it was a great place where
you had clams in the front yard and
chickens in the back yard: that the
high tide would leave the clams in the
front yard and the chickens would eat
the clams and all he had to do was
to ki'.l the chickens?"
"There was something about a let
ter." Senator Borah suggested that if the
defense had such a letter in its posses
sion the letter would be the best evi
dence. "We have not got it," snapped Rich
ardson. "I thought not." said Borah.
"Seems to me." chimed in Darrow,
"that the clams would be the best evi
dence." There was general laughter and the
"clam ranch incident was closed.
A Ranch for All.
"Pettibone said he thought it would
be a good thing for us all to have a
ranch ur near the British Columbia
line." said Orchard. Starting from
Denver. Orchard said Pettibone helped
him pack his trunk. He helped put in
a bomb case and 25 pounds of dyna
mite. . With this dangerous burden the
trunk was checked as ordinary bag
gage to Nampa, Idaho, nine miles from
Sale of
Fitwell Shoe Stock
worth of Shoes and Oxfords at
sacrifice prices. Every Shoe and
Oxford in the Fitwell stock cut to
bottom. We bought these goods at
85c on the dollar and - have ar
ranged the shoes on tables with
prices as follows:
40c a Pair. Pair.
5o a Pair. l.O.I a Pair.
95J a Pair. $2.45 a Pair.
$2.95 a Pair.
Tou will find Fine Dress Shoes of
well known makes and dependable
qualities in this offering to fit every
man, woman and child.
John!. ELLET "enry C.
Si5 Kansas Ave.
Caldwell. Orchard bought a round
trip ticket to Portland. Ore., the Lewis
and Clark exposition being on at the
time. He stopped off several days at
Salt Lake. . He met several friends
while there. They commented upon
his evident prosperity and he told them
he had an easier way to make money
than by working.
"Did you tell them you were a. card
sharp and that you made your money
that way .' asKed .Richardson.
"And that you were en route to
Portland to run a shell game?"
From Salt Lake Orchard came on
direct to Nampa and began to make
inquiries there about Steunenberg.
After he had been in Idaho some time
Orchard said he called up Bill Easter
ly at Silver City. Idaho, on the long
distance telephone.
"I asked him if he didn't want to
come over and help me on a contract.
He said he was too busy to leave at
that time."
"What were you going there for?"
asked Richardson.
"To see Jack Slmpklns and Dave
Coats about a conversation we had in
Went to Caldwell.
From Nampa Orchard went to Cald
well where he spent a day or two.
Governor Steunenberg was in Boise,
however, and Orchard came on here.
"By the way." said Richardson,
"didn't Haywood tell you that Steunen
berg rode out in a buckboard every day
to one of his sheep ranches and that
would be a good chance to get him?"
"He told me the governor did that; he
did not say where to get him."
Orchard said a commission man to
whom he had gone to inquire about
buying Iambs pointed Steunenberg out
to him. He learned the governor was
stopping at the Idaho hotel. Orchard
went over and got a room on the Fame
floor as the governor. He entered the
room with a pass key and looked around
with the idea of getting the bomb under
the bed In a grip with an alarm clock
to set it off.
"The bomb would have blown the hotel
all to pieces, wouldn't it?"
"And you were willing to do that?"
"Did you expect to stay in the hotel
that night "
"No, sir."
"You wer willing to kill everybody
but youraelf?"
Orchard said he had not brought the
trunk containing the bomb from Nampa
at the time he Investigated Governor
Steunenberg's room. He abandoned the
Idea for fear that his quick get away
would arouse suspicion.
"Why did you not tell us about this
proposed attempt in- your direct testi
mony?" "Because I was not asked."
"You were, told several times to tell
your story in narrative form?"
"I don't know what you mean by nar
rative." Went to Portland.
Abandoning temporarily the pursuit
of Steunenberg, Orchard went on to
Portland and then to Seattle where he
made inquiry about some ranches up
near the British Columbia line. From
Seattle Orchard went to Spokane en
route to the Coeur D'Alenes.
"What were you going there for?"
asked Richardson.
'"To see Jack Simpkins and Dave
Coates about a conversation we had in
Mr. Cjates. a former lieutenant gov
ernor of Colorado and now the owner of
a newspaper in northern Idaho who tias
been summoned as a witness for the de
fense was asked to stand up and con
front Orchard. He was promptly iden
tified by the witness.
Orchard said that Coats naa tow mm
in Denver about how rich his old part
ners in the Hercules mine had become.
He told me he thought it would be a
good chance for me to get even by steal
ing August Paulson's child and demand
ing $50,000 or $60,000 ransom."
"Had you met Mr. coates Derore
'And the first time he saw you he
suggested that you kidnap one of your
old partner's children?"
He told the plan to pettiDone ana
to me. Pettibone told me he was an
right. Coates said he would help and
take a part of the money. He said
he could have Paulson leave the mon
ey with him."
Arriving in Wallace unere uum
Simpkins and Coates lived Orchard
saw Simpkins first and told him of the
kidnapping plot. Simpkins agreed to
to Coates about tne matter. or
chard also met Paulson, who gave a
cordial welcome. He invited Orchard
to dinner.
You accepted his hospitality, ate
at his table, met his family and plan
ned to steal his child?
"I was thinking about it."
"Went Broke" In Wallace.
Orchard said he renewed many old
acquaintances in Wallace ana soon
went broke.
"Didn't Coates tell you you wouldn't
dare steal the Paulson child and that
if you tried it he would denounce
"No sir. he did not."
"And didn't Simpkins go and warn
Paulson ?"
"No sir, he did not."
"What caused you to abandon the
plan ?"
"The weather got bad."
"That's all that saved Paulson's
"That was one reason."
Orchard had to pawn some of his
Jewelry while in Wallace. He had the
bomb trunk with, him and he decided
to get rid of the infernal machine.
Starting to throw the bomb into a
creek. Orchard met a man named
Cunningham who wanted to know
what was in the package.
"When I told him. he wanted it,"
said Orchard. "He said he wanted to
throw, it into the 'Tiger' a poor man's
boarding house, and kill a lot of scabs.
I refused at first, but finally gave it to
him on his promise to throw it away
if he did not use it."
"The bomb finally was thrown into
the river wasn't it?"
- "I don't know.
Orchard said that Vincent St. John
vouched for Cunningham, saying he
had done some work for him.
. Orchard said he received some
money in Wallace, but in leaving he
had to borrow $400 from Paulson. He
also borrowed $5 from Dave Coates
and small sums from various persons.
He gambled a good deal.
"And you cc mmitted burglary while
vou were in Wallace, didn't you?"
"I don't know exactly what you
mean by burglary," said Orchard.
Robbed a Depot.
"I mean breaking into the Oregon
Railway & Navigation depot."
"Oh, yes, I have done that," said
Orchard amid laughter. He said he
also robbed a cash register of $35 or
$40, but denied stealing any merchan
dise. Orchard said he and Simpkins stole
a trunk out of the depot. They were
looking for jewelry, but secured a
trunk with left footed boots drum
mer's samples. Orchard said he wrote
to Moyer at Butte for some money.
"Why didn't you send to Haywood
and Pettibone? You say they always
told you you could get what you
"I knew I wasn't In Wallace on what
then- had sent me out for and
thought I would wait until I got back
to Caldwell before asking them tor
more. If I hadn't got the money from
Paulson I would have wired them.
Orchard denied that he had de
nounced - Steunenberg to Paulson or
that he had complained that if he
hadn't been driven out of the Coeur
D'Alenes by Steunenberg he would be
rich from his one-sixth interest in the
"But vou got from Paulson the
money on which you traveled to Cald
well to kill Steunenberg?"
"Yes "
Before he left Colorado, Orchard
admitted that he had written to Paul
son asking him for $5,000 to help start
an ice plant. pettiDone suggested mia
as an easy way to get some money.
As court adiourned for the day At
torney Richardson announced that he
would probably conclude his cross ex
amination of Orchara toaay.
The Trial Judge Reproves tbe Attor
iieys for "Wrangling.
Leavenworth, Kan., June 13. "The
main Question we are interested in is
only approached once an hour," - was
the remark of Judge Amidon while
Attorney Wilson was examining a wit
ness in the Uncle Sam OH company
case near the end of the second day
of the trial Wednesday afternoon,
Only three of a long list of witnesses
have been examined so far.
Edwin A. Krauthoff. of the law arm
of Karnes, New & Krauthoff. who
Tucker alleges are Standard Oil con
spirators, was on the witness stand
most of the afternoon. Mr. Krauthoff
swore that his firm had no connection
with the Standard Oil company.
Krauthoff said a collecting department
in connection with the firm had re
ceived a number of small accounts
from the Standard Oil company ror
collection. The last one In May, 1906,
amounted to $11. In the life of the
law partnership about $500 had been
collected, for which it was paid' $o0,
but after attorneys in other, places
were paid they had received exactly
$16 from the Standard Oil -company
in nine years.
"Did your firm receive instructions
from the Standard Oil company the
day before the bankruptcy suit was
filed to go ahead and put the Uncle
Sam company out of business?" asked
Mr. Wilson.
"Never received this or any other
instructions from the Standard Oil
company," replied Krauthoff.
Krauthoff told in detail of Tucker
meeting him and volunteering to make
out a deed of trust and of Tucker
sending bonds to Krauthoff's office to
be used for the bankruptcy suit in
order to secure the appointment of a
receiver. He testified that Tucker was
strongly in favor of a receiver until
Mr. Morse was appointed then he
showed dissatisfaction.
At one point, when questioned as to
why h3 had insisted on pushing this case
against Tucker, he said:
"No man can make the allegations
against the firm of Karnes. New &
Krauthoff that Tucker and others have
and go unrebuked. I am after Mr.
Tucker, and will keep after him."
At one point where a squabble arose
between the lawyers Judge Amidon in
terfered and said:
"Mr. Krauthoff admits he received
these bonds, $2,500 worth, and paid noth
ing for them, neither did he give a re
ceipt for them and admits he gave them
to othef parties. It is for the court and
not youvlawyers tOdetern4n-a to the
legallt jf of this." : -
"Why did you get $2,500 in bonds when
$500 would have been plenty for your
purpose?" asked Wilson.
"Why, they just brought that much,
there is no particular reason."
"Why did you not sign the petition to
have the proceedings stopped when
Tucker severed his relations with you
and Jones and asked to have this
"Jones didn't ask this of me."
Mr. Alexander New, of the same firm,
when put on the stand, told practically
the same story as Krauthoff regarding
their relations to the Uncle Sam com- j
pany. .
He denied that his firm is in any way
or has ever been in the paid employ of
the Standard Oil company. He admit
ted the firm has taken Standard Oil ac
counts for collection ar times, but as
they were working on commission and
fell down on the collections, they got
no money. Just before 6 o'clock the case
was continued.
Five Thousand Invitations Were Issued
for the Ceremony.
New York, June 13. Miss Marian
Fish, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Stuyvesant Fish, and Albert Z. Gray,
son of Judge John Clinton Gray, were
married yesterday afternoon at St.
Bartholomew's church. Nearly 5,000
cards of Invitation had been issued and
the wedding was one of the most no
table of the season.
Many society people returned from
their summer homes to be present at
the ceremony and reception and the
marriage of Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish's
daughter rivaled In social Importance
the weddings of the younger smart
set who have married titles. The cer
emony was performed by Dr. Morgan
Dix. assisted by the Rev. Dr. Thomas
of Garrison,' N. Y.. and the full wed
ding choral service was sung by the
choir. Miss Fish's wedding gown was
of white satin, with old point iace. A
diamond buckle caught up the lace in
the back of the gown. She wore an
expensive old point lace veil and car
ried a bouquet of pure white orchids.
There were no bridesmaids, and
Miss Fish was attended only by Miss
Janet Fish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Hamilton Fish. Miss Janet Fish wore
a white lace gown, with a blue sash,
and a white Leghorn hat. She carried
a bouquet of lilies of the valley.
Austin Gray attended his brother as
best man and the ushers were Stuyves
ant Fish, jr., and Sidney Fish, brothers
of the bride. John Clinton Gray, jr.,
and Henry G. Gray, brothers of the
bridegroom, and Reginald C. Vander
bilt, Charles Oelrlchs. Arthur Delano
Weeks, Jr., Reginald Clark. F. P. Mar
vin. Kenneth T. Budd, Philip Liver
more. J. L. Loverlng and S. Bartlett of
In St. Bartholomew's church were
great floral flambeaux set along each
side of the aisle from the door to the
chancel. These flowery torches were
made up of white and pink . peonies,
while the altar was grouped with
palms. Intermingled with peonies of
pink and white. Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish
directed that after the ceremony the
thousands of flowers be taken to the
patients in Bellevue hospital.
Greeley's Old Secretary Insane.
Allegan, Mich., June 13. Don C.
Henderson, once private secretary of
Horace Greeley .and for many years
publisher of the defunct Allegan Jour
nal was yesterday taken to the insane
asylum at Kalamazoo by direction of
the probate court. .. - .
(Continued from-. Page One.) -
"He told me David, had been a mur
derer and had gotten forgiveness."
Here at least the heart of the crim
inal was touched the thick armor
was pierced. Tears welled to Or
chard's eyes. He shook them oft and
wiped the stains away with his hand
kerchief. But Orchard did not hesi
tate with his replies they came as
promptly as ever and he soon regain
ed control of himself when Richardson
plunged into a line of questioning. In
tended to develop what McParland
had told Orchard concerning the story
of the Molly McGuires in the anthra
cite fields of Pennsylvania. Orchard
said McParland had told him a good
deal about the lawlessness of the Molly
McGuires. -
"Kelly the Bum."
"Did he tell you 'about "Kelly the
"Yes, sir."
"And that Kelly had committed
many murders, but turned state's evi
dence and escaped 'punishment?"
"He told me he was a witness."
"Did he tell you he had promised ti
protect Kelly and had kept his word?"
"No, sir."
"And that after the trials he gave
Kelly $1,000 on which, to leave the coun
try?" m
"No, sir."
"What did he tell you?"
- "He said a subscription had been ta
ken up and said $"00 or $800 had been
collected for Xelly."
"And that he was allowed to leave
the country?"
"Yes, sir." , i
"And that Kelly had reformed and
become a good citizen?"
"I think he said Kelly never did re
form." "Did he tell you about a man named
Kerrigan getting off for testifying?"
"No, sir."
Orchard said that when he was first
Introduced to McParland, the detective
wanted to know if the prisoner believed
in God. -
"I had been thinking about such
things." said Orchard. "McParland said
he believed I had something to do with
the murder of Steunenberg and that
I had been at the headquarters of the
Western Federation of Miners."
Continuing his questions about Mol
ly McGuires, Richardson wanted to
know if McParland had told Orchard
of a man named "Muff" Lawlor.
Never Heard of "Muff" Lawlor. .
"No. sir," said Orchard.
"Didn't McParland tell you that at
the time he was sent into the anthra
cite fields there had been but three
murders, but after he became a mem
ber of the miners' union and the Molly
McGuires there were twenty or more?
No, sir. '
Before the witness was allowed to
answer the question, however, there
came a vehement protest from Attor
ney Hawley for the state, who declar
ed that no latitude of cross examina
tion gave the counsel the right to put
an imaginary conversation into the
mouth of a witness and thus prejudice
the jury despite the fact of denials of
any such conversation. Richardson in
reply declared that Orchard has been
fitted for this examination," was an
accomplice and a master criminal, but
was now trying to help the state.
"If there had been influence or in
ducement as to securing this evidence
we have a right to inquire into it," the
attorney contended. Judge Wood said
he would allow the widest latitude.
"Didn't McParland tell you that ev
ery, man of the Molly. McGuires who
turned state's evidence was allowed to
go free?'' - '
"I don t know that ne aia. some or
them escaped." '
"Did he promise- you liuu or sou
if you confessed and Involved others?"
"No sir. he aid not."
"But that was the Impression he left
upon you .'
"I don't know mat tnere was any
impression except that I doubted the
truth of what he told me about the
Richardson took Orchard back to
his home in Canada and asked if he
had not been connected with a Sunday
school. Orchard replied in the af
firmative but said he had never been a
superintendent. The witness said he
often went to church as a young man
to Quaker meetings with his par
ents and to the Methodist church with
his first wife.
"Did you belong to the church when
you ran away with another man's wife
and sold short weight cheese?"
"No, sir."
"Did you ever parade with the Sal
vation army?"
"No. sir."
Orchard said McParland told him
he was something like "Kelly the
bum" and that Kelly had gone free.
After McParland began to visit him
Orchard remained In the same cell but
his food was served from the guards
kitchen not the ordinary prison fare.
Prisoner Witness Tells the Governor
He Is Ashamed.
Boise. June 13. Former Governor
Peabody and Harry Orchard met face
to face in the office of J. H. Hawley a
few minutes after the recess was
taken at noon. Orchard, while plainly
nervous from the strain of the morn
ing's examination, had recovered his
equanimity and was speaking to one
of the men who had accompanied him
from the court house when the gover
nor entered. Orchard recognized him
at once. As Mr. Peabody approach
ed the man who had hunted him for
a year seeking an opportunity to kill
him. Orchard's face changed. He
shrank back and trembled. The for
mer governor smilingly held out his
hand, saying:
"How are you. Orchard?"
Orchard broke down completely. He
"I am ashamed to look at you, sir;
I am ashamed to speak to you."
The governor reassured him In a
few words and Orchard replied:
"I am thankful that I did not kill
you and am spared the thought of
that crime."
Steamer Ohio Runs Aground.
Victoria. B. C. June 13. Private
advices from Nome state that the
steamer Ohio of the White Star line
ran aground at Cape Nome yesterday
and four persons -were drowned as a
result of something going wrong with
the falls when the boats were being
lowered. It is believed that the steam
er struck ice and was damaged so that
she began to fill, making It necessary
to run her ashore.
Wm. Allen White Talks to Graduates.
Norman, Okla., June 13. William
Allen White, author, and editor of the
Emporia Gazette, delivered an address
today to the graduates at the fifteenth
annual commencement of the Univer
sity of Oklahoma. Governor Frank
Frantz also addressed the students.
Made Her Drink Acid.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 13. Robert
Jolly killed his daughter Gladys, aged
9 years, here today by forcing car
bolic acid down her throat. He had
been drinking and when arrested later
talked incoherently. It is believed his
mind la affected.
Prices of Wheat Weak at Open
ing But Later Firm.
Corn Is Especially Active in
September Options.
Cattle Are Steady Native
Steers Bring 5.00 to 6.40.
Hogs Are Quoted at Ten Cents
Chicago.June 13. WHEAT Prices in the
wheat market were somewhat settled at
the opening today, ranging from c
lower, to c higher. Later prices became
firm on a. c-nod demand from shorts and
commission houses. The weakening influ
ences at the opening were' lower prices
on the Minneapolis curb and improved
weather conditions in Kansas. September
wheat opened q lower to gc high
er, at 92f(jV3'4c, ana tnen soia at oi-jsc
Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago report-
n,l rwpint nf 311 rani
At the end of the first hour prices broke
sharply on selling by prominent duiib. in
the last half of the session a rally took
place on reports of a good export demand.
September advanced to 94c under this
stimulus which was mora than 2 cents
above the low point of the day. The
close was strong, September lc higher,
at 94'iriS4:4e.
CORN The corn market was active, es
pecially in the September option at the
ODeninsr. Prices were firm, but later
wMkpnMl on HAlllinar bv elevator interests
September corn opened a shade to sc
hlcViai- at KlfHIXLr ar,A nnM At
The market broke in sympathy with
wheat, September declining to 51c. The
close was steady with September Kc
lower, at 529ic
OATS The oats market opened firm
with an active trade. Shorts were eager
bidders for the September option. Sep
tember opened V6c higher, at 3bWH&c,
A fnr a Hmo hlrl within that railKe.
PROVISIONS- The provisions market
opened easier, but later prices became
firm on good buying by pit traders. Sep
of lower, at 115. ia.
and sold at $15.85. Lard was unchanged to
2c lower, at - W. rtKe-s i-s. ana sum ;
$8.77. Ribs were 5c lower, at $3.57. and
sold at $S.628.65.
WHEAT No. 2 red. 9092c; No. 3 red,
885-91c: No. 2 hard, 8991c; No. 3 hard, 82
89c: No. 1 northern, $1.00(31.01; No. 2
northern. 9Sc$1.00: No. 3 spring, 9598c.
CORN No. 2, 5252c; No. 3. 62
RYE Cash: $6gS7c.
BARLEY Cash: 70?ri5c.
Chicago Jlarket.
Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions.
Grains Provisions. Cotton and StocMs.
Office 110 W. Sixth at. Phone 4S6.1
; Chicago, June 13.
Open High Low Close Yes
Julv ...W 92' S94
Sept ... 92-93 91-92 94- 92-93
' Dec .... 94
- Julv ... 52 53-53'i, 51
. Sept ... 53-53 53-53 61
. Dec .... 51- 51-V 50
96-H 94
42-42 42H
3o-36 36
36 36
15 65
15 75
8 55
. 8 70
' -8 42
8 57
36H 36-36
Dec ....
July .. -15 65
Sept ...15 75
July ... S 55
. Sent ... 8 75
15 82
15 92
15 So
15 92
15 70
15 77
8 65
8 82
8 67
8 80
8 55
. July
Sept '
! 8 4 ' "8 S0
,?S 37 " 8 67
8 67
8 47 -GO
8 63
Kansan City Grain Market.
Furnished by J. E. Gall. Commissions,
Grains Provisior.a. Cotton and Stocks.
Office 110 W. Sixth st. Phone 4a6.J
Kansas City, June 13.
Open High Low Close Yes
July ... 84 86 S3H-?;S6 S4i
Sept ... S5 87 84 S .,525 s,
Dec .... S6 S9- 86 89- 8i-
Fred Laird Has Been Taken Into
. Custody Again.
' Fred, Laird is in the county jail
awaiting Inquiry into his sanity by a
commission. This inquiry will be made
in tbe probate court on Saturday
morning Laird was taken into cus
tody by Sheriff Wilkerson and his
deputies Wednesday afternoon on the
complaint of neighbors of the Laird
family on Randolph street which were
to the effect that they feared for their
lives because of Laird's actions and
threats with a revolver.
A number of years ago Laird Jump
ed into notoriety in this city by de
manding J5.000 from Charles Wolff,
the wealthy Topcka packer, under a
threat of kidnapping his son and kill
ing him. This happened about the time
that the country was wrought up over
the kidnapping of the Cudahy boy by
Pat Crowe.
Laird was arrested for his attempt
to blackmail Mr. Wolff. He was then
tried on an insanity charge and de
clared to be insane. After passing
sometime in the asylum he was dis
charged as cured.
A couple of months ago an Insanity
proceeding was brought against Laird
but his mother interceded so hard
for him that the matter was not
pressed. She is satisfied now that her
son's mind is again unbalanced and
will not object to the present proceed
ings against him. In fact she has
been in such fear of him of late that
she has not been sleeping at home.
Laird was more violent yesterday
around the neighborhood than he has
been for some time. He went down
town early in the morning, exchanged
a fine pair of shoes for an old pair and
some money to boot and used this
money to buy a revolver with. He
went home with the revolver and
threatened to shoot a half dozen per
sons against whom he thought he had
grudges. Several of the persons
threatened called on the sheriff's office
for help and when Mr. Wilkerson and
his deputies got out to the Laird home,
the man they were after was peace
fully seated on the front porch and
smoking a cigar. A few minutes be
fore he had hidden his revolver in
the house. Laird Is about 30 years
old. He is married but his wife left
him five years ago.
maIlwas light.
President's First Vacation Day a
Quiet One.
Oyster Bay. L. I., June 13. The
first day of President Roosevelt's va
cation was begun in accordance with
the announced plan for quiet. No
visitors were scheduled and the morn
ing mail which Secretary Loeb car
ried to Sagamore Hill was small.
The office force was thoroughly or
ganized this morning- and began work
for the summer..'.
To Insure Yourselves Best Results Consign To
Clay, Robinson & Co.,
U?s Stsst Conmlssisa UsnSsaaij, StesS Ysrfc. tea Gift.
fk 60. UMAHft. OCKViH. SNKW
Topeka business men advertise
in The State Journal because it
is the paper the
read. V
July ... 47
Sept ... 47
Dec 45
48 46 4S . 48
48 47 47 48
45- 45 45 45
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas City. Mo., June 13. CATTLE
Receipts today, 4,000 head, including 1.000
head of southerns. Market steady. Na
tive steers, $5.00S6.40; southern steers,
S3.80S6.60; southern cows. $2.otKg.3.SO; na
tive cows and heifers, $2.50g6.40; stockers
and feeders, $3.50&6.u0; bulls, $3.40(5.00;
calves, 4.00I7.25; western fed steers, J4.50
g6.10; western fed cows, 3.25f 4.60.
HOGS Receipts today, 15,000 head. Mar
ket 10c lower. Bulk of sales. S5.&06.00;
heavv, $5.S55.90; packers, 5.90g6.00; light,
$5.966.05: pigs, $S.50(&6.00.
SHETP Receipts today, 5.000 head.
Market steady. Muttons, $5.50S.50; lambs,
$7.008.50; range wethers, t5.O0.T5; fed
ewes, $4.756.00.
Chlenso Live Stock Market.
Chicago, June 13. CATTLE Receipts to
day. 5,500 head. Market steady. Beeves,
$4.o06S0; cows, $1.704.70; heifers, $2.60
6.30; calves. $5.5o7.25;good to prime steers,
$5.556.S0 poor to medium, $3.505.50;stock
ers and feeders, 3.00!g5.20.
HOGS Receipts today, 31,000 head. Mar
ket weak to 10c lower. Light, S5.75&6.05;
mixed, J5.751j6.02: heavy, $5.6o6.00;rough,
$5.655.&0; pigs. J5.5046.00; good to choice
heavy, $5.90i6.00; bulk, $5.90&.O0.
SHEEP Receipts today. 13,000 head.
Market weak. Native, $4.006.50; western,
$4.00(56.40; yearlings, 6.25tf7.00; lambs,
$6.0O7.90; western, $6.00S.00.
Kansas City Live Stock, gales Today.
The following sales were made today at
the stock yards, Kansas City. Mo., and
telephoned to the Topeka State Journal
by Clay, Robinson & Co.. live stock com
mission merchants, with offices at all
Kansas City, June 13.
CATTLE Receipts today, 4,000 head.
Market steady.
HOGS Receipts today, 16,000 head. Mar
ket 10ei5c lower. Bulk of sales, $o.So&t.9&;
top, $5.97. ' - : ' "
SHETP-Recelpts " today, &.000 head
Market steady. '
No. Wt.
18 1349
54 872
76 843
121 ...1119
18 K47
$5. 95
4 So
5 70
.. 810
.. 96S
.. 820
7 694
1 700
3 813
10 ...640
.... 587 4.35 I 62 840
6.00 I 1........ 130 .
5.50 (
3.70 I 26 1063 :
4.40 f
20 1287
1 1670
6S 184 6.95 I 71.
21 87 5.25 SS.
64 210 5.90
2 320 6.0)
Kansas City Produce Market.
T.- .... tittr Tim. 1.1 Cm W HFAT
T?A...,nr r.i.iiiv part Marlrpt un
changed to lc lower. July. b6c; Sept..
t7e; Dec, syC. Lasn: lo. naru, ooy
91c; No. 3 hard. SS'&SOc; No. 2 red, 91g93o;
JSo. 3 red, MJJC.
CORN Market unchanged to lower.Sep-
tember and July, 47c; Dec, 4oc Cash:
No. 2 mixed, 4e; No. 3 mixed, 4848o,
No. 2 white, 48c; No. 3 white, 4Sc.
OATS Market lower. No. i white, 44c;
No. 2 mixed. 43c.
RYE MarKet sieaa. uiac.
$17.00117.50; choice prairie. $11.00S11.7o.
BUTTER MarKet steaay. v-reamery,
23c; packing, 16c.
Chicago Produce Market.
. i Til T,,r,A 13 Cmr.TraT? "Mnr-
Vol- oasv Daisies. 13c; Twins. 12c; Young
Americas, 13c.
POULTRY Alive pounry nrm. lurscjs,
11c; chickens. llc; springs, 2022c.
FtTTTTKR Market steady. Creamery, 19
(S'23c; dairy, 17-21c.
EGGS MarKet Steauy. main, caaco
Included, 1314c;
Market Gossip.
Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions.
(drains, rrovisiuna, l.uhw uuu
Office 110 W. Sixth st. Phone 4S6.J
T I..A,win1 nnpninr fsthlp.: Wheat lid
lower; corn d lower. '
Liverpool. 1:30 p. m.: w neat ijfci',ia
lower; corn unchanged.
lnts at Chicaao: Wheat. 19: corn.
571; oats, 143.
Estimated car iois i-nicago tomorrow:
Wheat 18; corn, 756;. oats, 106.
. , ' , ,.1 1B1ncr pflhlps. Whoat TiffTil
1,1 vri,'i.v.i .. ...... - o ..
lower; corn unchanged.
New York Produce Market.
New York, Juno 13. BUTTER Market
irregular. Western factory, common to
firsts 1719c; western imitation cream
ery, finest. 20021c.
CHEESE Market easy. New state full
cream colored and white small and large,
best, llc. -
EGGS Market firmer. W estern firsts,
15(S16c; official prices, 15c; seconds, 14
(5 15c
ruutji x aii e wwj. 01,11ns u.i iv
ens 21c; fowls, 14c; turkeys, 12c.Dre.sed
poultry weak. Western broilers, 241f26c;
turkeys, 10(gl4c; fowls, 12&16c.
it York Stock Market.
- t.-- V Tun. 1 1 CTOCiQ
woii di., " - -
The light opening, dealings in stocks re-
. . . t ..Amr eliKrarish m ntrom ant svf
prices. Not over a dozen issues were
dealt in m n- "1""vv- , "
of a iroint in Minneapolis, St. Paul and
sauii. Die. "-" '
change. . . , .
Sharp fall m ine iocai irac Lions was
based on talk of a proposed investigation
poll tan fell 2 points and B. R. T. 1
POintS. fUlimail uti:nncu i jjiuui aim
Chicago Great Western preferred A and
AiacKay uiinii'.i i" i", " &i-w,i
list drifted narrowly and aimlessly. ,-,
small selling m m i -i " - u..ni niuim n
the announcement of the failure of a
prominent siit. v. ..... t. - "...i
operators were not inclined to support
. t. it. iMmA.1liilalv a n il fit Taii1 finnth.
111C .IC. H Hill.',." . - ' ' ,
TV. M. (T. ftUM, f. BUFFALO.
people of Topeka !
& a
ern Pacific and Canadian Pacific were
permitted to go down a point and tli
Minneapolis, Su Paul and Sault Ste Marie
stocks 1V4 points. National Lead gained
1 point.
A loss of point in Smelting failed to
arouse the market from its lethargy.
Many stocks. some of the Important rail
ways and specialties, had not been den It
In up to 1 o'clock. United Railway In
vestment preferred sagged 1 points. Io
wa Central preferred 2H points and In
ternational Pump preferred 6V4 points.
Fluctuations of an eighth seemed to te
the limit of the market's movement ex
cept in special stocks In the aftemonn
when transactions were purely nominal.
Federal Mining preferred advanced 1'4
points, Northwestern l1 points and New
York Air Brake 3 points, U. S. Pipe de
clined 1 point.
Range of Prices on stocks.
Furnished by J. E. Gall, Commissions.
Grains, Provisions, Cotton and StocK.
Office 110 -W. Sixth Rt. Phone 486.1
New York, June 1"
Stocks . Op'n High Iow 1:45 Yes
Sugar 1204 120',i 13W4 12oi4
People's Gas Ho'.i
Anial. Copper ... 84H 84',i S3H 834, M
B. R: T. ' 54 64 624 62S4 64
Am. C.--A F. 40si 4u4 4 i
U. S. Steel, com.. 33:?, 33 33 331 3
U. S. Steel, pfd 9
Atchison, com. .. S8H 8S4 88 S84 8V,
St. Paul 127 127 12614 126H 127
R. I., com 204 20 Hi 20H 2"'i
Wabash, pfd. 23'
Mo. Pacific 75 75 75 75 75'
Am. Smelting .... 11714 H7V4 116H 116 117',
N. Y. Central 113 113 113 113 111",
So. Pacific 76 7614 75H 76 7
Reading 14 103V4 2!4 102T, lo3
Erie 22 22 22 22 22H
So. Railway 19 19 19 19 19
Union Pacific .... 134 134 133 133 134 '
C. & O 34
B. & 0 93 94 93 94 93
L. & N Ill 111 111 111 111
Pennsylvania .... 119 120 11914 lift 1211
Can. Pac 16S. 16S 168 168 169
C. F. I 301a
New York Money Market.
"New York, June 13. MONEY Money on
call steady, V-ziii-V per cent; ruling rat
2'4 per cent; closing bid 2 pr cent; offer
ed at 2'A per cent. Time loans dull and
strong. Sixty days. 3 per cent; 9o days,
4 per cent; 6 months, 5 per cent.
CLOSE: Prime mercantile paper, hTiTJ,
per cent; sterling 'exchange easier, with
actual business in bankers' bills akJ4;w
4.S706 for demand and at $4.)Wfi6'g4.S370 for
60 day bills; posted rates, $4.84 and $4.f6;
commercial bills, $4.S3Vi.
SILVER Bar silver. 66c; Mexican dol
lars, 51V4c
BONDS Government bonds steady.
Sugar and Corfee Market.
New York.June 13. SUGAR Raw suar
quiet. Fair refining, $3.36; centrifugal, 11
test, $3.81; molasses sugar. $3.. Refined
sugar quiet. Crushed, $5.S0; powdered,
$5.10; granulated, $5.00.
COFFEE Market dull. No. 7 Rio, 6c;
No. 4 Santos, 7?sc.
Cotton Market.
Galveston, Tex., June 13. COTTON
Market lower, 12 1j-16c.
New York, June 13. COTTON Sales to
day. 100 bales. Spot cotton closed steady.
Middling uplands, $13.15; middling guii',
Topeka 3Iarket.
Furnished by Charles Woiii Packing c.
Yards close at noon aaturddy.j
Hoalopeka- June
MIXED AND BLTClIilRS $5. 45 3 37
HEAVY .' o 5o-y5
"stall "h'a'.V V,o tf
inu: Lo Quality.
lntf 1 .jG'Jii AND POULTRY
Furnished by lopeka Packing Co.. i!j
1 uti West Laurent alreet 1 -
POULTKY-Hroiler.. 1-1 b.. Sc; hens, c.
course young roosters, oc; spring cowl
so; ducKs. 9c; scese, 7c. "-"'..-
EGU8-Fresh country, 11c.
uuXXEKFre3lcounry. KQZc.
COWS. A1K J jo
BULLS. COMMON .'.004,309
IFurnlshjd by b. fc. Lux. Kan. -Avt .
flGHAPE FRUIT-Per box. U.S0.
LEMON&-Leff'nwe11. per box. $6,253
'BANANAS Medium sleed bunch.
$27 large bunches. $2.2o&...50; j"
TOMATOES Expect a fun uidIv
Txas tomatoes. Will Quota nVEgZag
CpiNEAPPLES-24. 30 and 36
dos. bunches. 16c: beets, per dox., 40c; tr'
nips, per doz., 30c; spinach, per bu.I 7.
lettuce, per basket. 3oc; green onion.. i-IS "
pieplant per lb., 3c; asparagu,. per'
Bunches. 45c; cucumbers. per dox m
nbbue, per crate, $3. i5. " v
BLACKBERRIES Per crate, 13 00 -STRAW
B ERRIES Have on hand ,om,
fancy Pierce City, Mo. Expect several
cars next week. Home grown crop light.
$2 502.75 per crate; per 24-quart crate,
PLANTS Cabbage, per 100. 25c; toma
toes, per 100, 4oc ; sweet potatoes, per 100,
16o lb.; New York State white. 16c; Block
Swiss. 18c; Brick. 16c; Llnburger, 16c;
Daisy. lb. bulks, 16c; Dairy Twin. S to
box 16c; Wisconsin white, 16c
. WAX BEANS Per 1-3 bu. box, l.3a
per diamond basket, $1.00.
GREEN BEANS Per box, $1.00; per dlie
mond basket, $1.00.
PEAS Per 1-3 bu. box, tl.25. -
OLD POTATOES Colorado, per bu.
sacked. $1.00.
NEW POTATOES Sacked, per bu..
Topeka Hide Market.
Prices paid in Topeka this week, based
on Boston quotations.
Topeka, June 13.
NO. 1 HORSE $2.5033.0

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