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r EVERYBODY L EVERYBODY 10 PAGES RBAOS IT. MEEDS IT. j LA.ST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. JUNE 26, 1907. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS r VAN HORN IS HELD llackman Must Answer for Murder of Wm, Morkinson. Charge Murder in First Degree No Bail Allowed. LITTLE GIKL'S STOUT Lulu Bobbins, Aged 12, Gives Important Testimony. Saw Man Answering Prisoner's Description Morning of Murder. Expressing the opinion that the evi dence presented was sufficient to es tablish a great presumption of the guilt of William V. Van Horn, the hackman, cn the charge of murder in the first degree for the killing of Will iam Morkinson, the fruit peddler, whose body was found on Wednesday on the Kaw river bank Just north of the three budges on the outskirts of North To peka, H. Ward Page, acting as judge pro tern of the city court, held the ac cused today without bail for trial in the district court. This was the result of the preliminary hearing on the mur der charge which was accorded in the tiiy court to Van Horn this morning. Some new and rather positive cir cumstantial evidence to connect Van Horn with this brutal murder was ad duced this morning at the hearing by J. J. Sehenck. the county attorney, and this evidence came in the shape of tes timony from a 12-year-old giil. Miss Lulu Isabel Robbing. She lives with her parents on the Grantville road about a block's distance this side of the three bridges. She told a straight forward and convincing story of seeing a hack with two men on the seat drive north and across the wagon bridge on Wednesday morning at about 8 o'clock. The man, who was driving, she describ ed as being large and of light complex ion and wearing a light colored coat and light trousers, but of a darker hue than the coat. She said that the other man was smaller and of darker com plexion. A short time after she saw this hack pass north over the three bridges, she and her sister-in-law. Mis. Zella Robbins started to drive to the iatter's place a couple of miles out in the country. When they had eropsed the wagon bridge and had got a distance of about a block and a half btyond they passed the same hack coming back to town and there was but one man on the eeat. This was the man with the light coat and trousers who was driving the hack team when it passed out. The returning hack had been seen by Lulu and her slster-iri-laH- com' ng some dis tance ahead of them before it passed them. Lulu testified that she saw it first crossing the railroad tracks where the Grantville road crosses and had looked at it off and on from that time until it passed. Her f4ster-In-law, she testified, had called her attention to it Feveral times by remarking that it was strange that a hack should be out that far in the country at that hour in the morning. "Do you believe you would know the man who was driving the hack if you could sea him again? asked Mr. Sehenck, the county attorney. "I don't think I would," replied the little girl, and then she naively added with a smile. "I was playing with my . kitten and did not notice the man's lace in particular. Little Miss Robbins was an excellent witness. Despite her rather tender years she told the straightest kind of a story, never hesitating an instant to re ply to the questions put to her. And her story was not shaken in the slight est by a rigid, but in no way severe, cross examination by F. J. Lynch, who with T. D. Humphrey is acting as coun sel for Van Horn. Her description of the man who was driving the hack, both going out and coming back, tallies with that of Van Horn and John Wagner, the hackman who rode over to North Topeka v iih Van Horn and Morkinson early on ednesday had previously tes titled on the stand that Van Horn wore a light colored duck coat on Wednesday morning. Lulu testified that she had noticed the hack more particularly as it passed thi house on the way cut and she described the horses as being a sorrel and a roan and the hack as an old one with red trimmed running gear. This fits the description exactly of the hack and team belonging to Frank Bechtelheimer and which was driven on Wednesday morning by v ilburn Van Horn. One Flaw In Testimony. 1 nere was wnat might be called a sma',1 flaw in the testimony of the girl In the way of connecting Van Horn as being the man who was driving the hack. She testified that the driver of the hack wore a light colored hat. When she made this statement. Van Horn, who had preserved a most stolid ap pearance during the entire hearing, smiled and broke into an audible laugh. The testimony of other witnesses was to the effect that van Horn wore a Mack felt hat on Wednesday morning. But this little flaw in the girl's testi mony is not considered as being very material as it is more than likely that she could have been mistaken in the color of the hat. It Is understood that her sif.ter-in-law, Mrs. Zella Robbins, is certain that she can identify the man who was driving the hack that she and Lulu passed. She was unable to be rresent at the hearing this morning but he will be one of the important wit nesses when Van Horn's case is brought to trial in the district court this fall. Mrs. Robbins, the mother of the girl, also saw the hack pass by the house on the way out and will be another import ant w itness at the trial. She testified at the coroner's inquest. A. A. Pliley. of 1231 North Madison Ptreet, was another new and important witness in the case who made his ap pearance lor the first time at the hear ing today. He testified that on Wednes day morning between eight and nine o'clock he was in his yard to the north of his house and saw a hack being driven west along Kious street and coming from the direction of the three bridges. He said he did not think it would be possible for him to identify tha man who was driving the hack. Another most important witness testified at the hearing today. He is Ira Orner of Oakland. Mr. Orner said that he was waiting for a car hist he fore eleven o'clock on Tuesday night j 1 1 . ix l mo corner or ruin i street and Kansas avenue. It was J raining then and he was standing near the lamp post with an umbrella up.' He swore that Van Horn and a brother of his whom he knows as Will passed by him coming from the north. As they passed he hr-ara the accused say to his brother: "I believe the has a lot of money on him." They passed on across the street and then tried the door of Jacobson's pawn shop on the southeast corner. Finding this locked they went on down south on the avenue. Once again did Morris Lieberman. tho clerk in Jacobson's pawn shop, tell the story that is particularly dam aging to Van Horn of his appearing at tha pawn shop on Wednesday morn ing at 7:20 o'clock and taking out of pawn the thirty-eight caliber blue steel barreled revolver which was found lying across the breast of the murdered man. Van Horn also pur chased eight thirty-eight caliber cart ridges at this time and loaded the gun In the shop. Two bullets were fired into Morkinson's head and when the revolver was found there was but one empty shell In th j chambers, the other four being filled with loaded cart ridges. Another loaded cartridge rolled off of Morkinson's coat when it was picked out from under his head. All of the other testimony given at today's preliminary hearing was prac tically the same as that given at the inquest, except that Dr. Keith testified as to the results of the autopsy on Morkinson s body instead of Dr. Blandel who assisted in performing it and who testified to it at the In quest. Dr. Keith told of finding the two bullets in the skull and of the fracture posterior to the bullet wound. He thought this fracture had been made with a blunt Instrument before the bullets were fired into the head and he expressed the opinion that it would have been, impossible for these wounds to have been self inflicted by Morkinson. Saw Morkinson With Van Horn. John Wagner told of the trip he made on Wednesday morning with Van Horn and Morkinson across the river, he being left by them at the Jenkins barn on North Quincy street and they driving on north. Robert King and Elmer Krone testified to seeing Morkinson on the hack with Van Horn on Wednesday morning and that they were driving north on Kansas avenue. Henry Cowan, for whom Morkinson worked, testified to giving Morkinson $8 all the money due him on Tues day night as he said he was going away. He said that Morkinson passed the night in his barn at 2020 West street, but that he was not there in the morning and he hunted for him down Kansas avenue and met two or three persons who had seen him rid ing north on the hack with Van Horn. He also told of Morkinson displaying quite a roll of bills to Van Horn a couple of weeks before than time. He said that Morkinson had been drink- ir.g for five or six days before his death. Sergeant Joe Ross, of the police force, told of the contradictory stories that Van Horn had told about where he picked Morkinson up on Wednes day morning and where he left him and Rlso of thr denials of Van Horn that he ever owned a revolver and then of his admissions that he had made and his several stories of how Morkinson got In possession of it on Wednesday morning. Sheriff Wilker son also told of some of the conflict ing stories told by Van Horn and also of finding what he believed to be tracks made by hack wheels just east of the Grantville road at the point where it crosses the Union Pacific tracks and near the place where Mork inson's body was found. He would not swear positively that these tracks were made by hack wheels. It is the opinion of the county au thorities that they have a particularly strong case against Van Horn and it is believed that they have some cards up their sleeves which they did not care to expose at the preliminary hearing. Van Horn seems to take the most se rious charge against him coolly and looks to be in a good deal better phy sical condition than when he was first taken into custody a week ago. He protests his innocence and refuses to talk about the case under Instructions from his attorneys. Zook Murder Mystery Drags. Although an arrest has been made In connection with the murder of Wil liam Zook, the Omaha boy. whose body was found on the Union Pacific tracks on Monday morning within a hundred yards of the spot on the river bank where Morkinson's body was found a few days before, little has been accomplished by the county au thorities and the police within the past twentv-four hours towards clearing up the mystery which surrounds this case. Still the officers are sanguine that the mystery will be unraveled and they are working hard to this end. Hat Maybe, a woman of notorious character, is the person who has been arrested with the belief that she knows something about the murder of Zook She was taken Into custody by Sheriff Wilkerson yesterday afternoon and is still in jail and will be held there until her actions during Sunday night can be investigated. She has been ques tioned and "sweated" a bit by Sheriff Wilkerson and J. J. Sehenck, the coun ty attorney, but without results. She claims to know absolutely nothing about the murder. The Maybe woman, who was held at the county jail, was released at 2 o'clock this afternoon as nothing to connect her with the Zook murder had developed. A peculiar thing about her thinking that Bhe might have known the man, is the fact that her acquaintance with him could not have been of long stand ing as he was practically a stranger in the city ana aia not arrive nere until Saturday night or Sunday morning when he and some hobo pals got here from Denver, having beaten their way by train from that place. This Maybe woman lives In a hovel near the river bank In the bottoms. It has no street number. It is a place where persons of the lowest sort are wont to congregate and carouse. Here it Is that negroes and whites fraternize n the wildest Kina or orgies, it Is one of the real flesh pots of the bottoms and has been cleaned out by the police time and time again. Persons living in tne vicinity of the place have told the authorities that there were some high doings in the shack on Sunday night and that a fel low who answers to the description of Zook was seen around there. There was a quarrel In the place along tow ards Sunday morning and a man was heard to say. "Give me my money back and I'll go away." This fracas m tne Maybe resort on Sunday night Is being Investigated by the officers. Her neighbors say that the woman frequently dons men's clothes and goes out on jaunts at night with them ana it is Denevea that these trips are not made with any good aim m view. - (Continued on Page Seven.) THREATS TO KILL. Defense in the Haywood Trial Produces Witnesses Who Swear Orchard Safd He Would Slay Steunenberg. ONE A DENVER WOMAN The Other an Aged Inmate of the Soldiers' Home. The Latter, the Murderer Says, He Neyer Saw Before. Boise, June 26. The defense in the Steunenberg murder case continues to offer evidence that Harry Orchard threatened to kill Steunenberg and that he was also a participant in a plot to destroy the Western Federation of Miners. Its first witness this morn ing was Mrs. Lottie Day of Denver, who swore that Orchard had told her that but for Steunenberg he would be a millionaire, and that he intended to kill him. John D. Blliott, an old soldier, next testified that he met Orchard on a railway- train late in November, 1905, and that Orchard told him that he was an agent of the Mine Owners asso ciation and that there would soon be pulled off a plot that would destroy the leaders of the Miners federation. Both Mrs. Day and Elliott were sub mitted to a long and searching cross examination. A New Attorney. . A new attorney appeared at the de fendant's pounsel table when the Hay wood trial was resumed this morning, making the tenth of the long list of attorneys engaged in behalf of the ac cused miners. The new comer is Wal ter E. McCornack of Chicago. Mr. McCornack had engaged in the search for evidence for the defense in Colo rado and has been in Boise only since the defense opened its case. The first witness of the day was Mrs. Lottie Day, who knew Harry Orchard at the Belmont rooming house in Den ver under the name of J. Dempsey. Mrs. Day said she met Orchard just prior to the convention of .Western Federation of Miners; In 1904. Once when she was talking to Orchard, Haywood and a man named McDon- aid, who was also connected with the federation came in. Orchard Intro-1 duced her to Haywood and then went away with him. Mrs. Day 'said she was first summoned to Boise by the state, but was sent back to Denver two weeks ago. The witness related a conversation with Orchard when the latter told her that poverty had separated him from the .. weman be lved anl that Steunenberg was responsible for his being poor and he would get even with him if it was the last act of his life. "Didn't he say 'that Steunen berg'?" asked Mr. Darrow. "No, sir, I'm sure he didn't swear like that. I think he said 'that devil of a Steunenberg'." Mrs. Day said that one day when Orchard was telling her about his gambling exploits he said he always kept a little money put away, that when he made a "raise" he put some money away with Pettibone and drew it out as he needed it. Introduced by Pettibone. On cross examination Mrs. Day said she is now conducting a rooming house in Cripple Creek, but lived most of the time in Denver. She was in troduced to Orchard by Pettibone, whom she had known for. two years prior to 1904. She knew him quite well and he often visited her. Mrs. Day said she did not know Orchard under any other name than Dempsey. She recognized him as Dempsey by a photograph. When . Haywood came to the Bel mont the day she was talking with Orchard, Mrs. Day declared Haywood said he wished to see Orchard. The two men went into Dempsey's room The witness said she often saw Demp sey and Pettibone together, but Petti bone never came to Dempsey s room so far as she knew. Mrs. Day said Orchard declared that he would have been a millionaire if it had not been "for the decision of Governor Steunenberg." The witness said that when she was summoned by the state and made a written statement she did not relate the conversation with Orchard in re gard to Steunenberg. "Why didn't you?" asked Mr. Haw ley. "Because I wasn't asked about it." The prosecution announced that it might desire to further cross examine the witness later and thereby precipi tated a lively fight during which At torney Richardson declared that not withstanding an order of the court on the subject the defense proposed to pay off its witnesses and send them home as fast as they left the stand. If the prosecution desired their presence further, he declared, that the state could issue subpoenas and keep the witnesses at the expense of the peo ple. Witnesses Mast Stay. "If counsel sends these witnesses home they will be doing what they have no right to do," Hawley declared for the state, "and as to the sugges tion that we subpoena the witness we don't propose to do anything of the sort. , We propose to cross examine them as witnesses for the defense and not for the prosecution." Judge Wood announced that once a witness was sworn he or she would be held subject to the order of the court. "I should like to attack the court's view of the law," said Attorney Rich ardson. "This matter can be satisfactorily arranged," said Judge Wood, "and I will consult with counsel on the sub ject, at noon." "When we are through with our witnesses we will send them home and take our chances as to whether we are right or not," shouted Richardson. "If the court will make an order on this matter." said Hawley, "we will quickly see whether the court or counsel for the defense shall prevail in this triai." "We are not seeking trouble with the court," Interposed Richardson, "but we are ready and willing for trouble with counsel at any time they want it." Senator Borah for the state and Mr. Darrow for the defense created a wave of laughter by announcing; that they would agree "to stand : from under' when the trouble came. Judge Wood ended the discussion by directing Mrs. Day to remain in Boise until released by the court. The wit ness was anxious to get back to Den ver ana protested: -"I've told you, gentlemen, everything I know." Mrs. Day said that while she was In Boise under subpoena of the state she was visited by Mr. Darrow in regard to the case. "And the next day Mr. Stone, one of the lawyers for the state, took you to Nampa and sent you home, didn't he?" asked Mr. Darrow. ' She Took Herself. "No, sir, I took myself to Nampa," declared the witness vehemently. She said Mr. Stone went along on the same train. The next witness was John D. El liott, an inmate of the Soldiers' home, Boise. Elliott is 61 years of age. He detailed a long conversation he said he had with Orchard on a train in November, 1906, when Orchard told him he was in the employ of the mine owners. That the Western Federation of Miners was going to be crushed and that within 30 days something would happen that would startle the world. This was about Ave weeks be fore the assassination of Governor Steunenberg. Orchard, when confronted bv Elliott. declared he had never seen the man before. Elliott was put through a searching cross examination by Mr. Hawley. He said he had never related to his kins people, with whom he sometimes stopped, the details of his conversation with Harry Orchard. "You are a Socialist, aren't you?" asked the attorney. I can t say that I am." "Can you say you are not?" "No, sir, but I don't belong to any Socialist organization." Elliott denied that he had ever been employed by the defense or had re ceived any pay. He admitted that he had been an inmate of the state insane asylum for six or seven - months in 1895. One of his sons filed the ap plication for his committment. Elliott denied that he had been in a straight jacket. When he was released Elliott declared he had a certificate of re covery. Returned to Asylum. In May, 1904, Elliott said- he went to the asylum again. . The probate judge told him he was not Insane but he seemed to be In bad shape physically, and he thought the stay at the asylum would benefit him. Another of his sons signed the complaint on this oc casion. Elliott was released later upon the promise of his brother and! sister- in-law to take care of him. He was then placed in the soldiers' home. On redirect examination Elliott said he had not been assisted in any way in stating his testimony and had re ceived but $2 witness fee and 75 cents in mileage. ; Judge Wood here entered an order that all witnesses would be excused as soon as they testified - except those whom the state desired to retain in Boise. As to these he said, the state would pay their per diem expenses. The defense here called to the stand John M. O'Neill, editor of the Miners' Magazine. O'Neill said" Tie had been a miner fur 29 years, 'A "You were' once a member of the legislature?" asked Mr. Darrow. "I regret to say so, yes, sir, In 1897," replied O'Neill. - The witness declared Moyer and Haywood had nothing to do with the magazine, although they occasionally wrotor signed articles. -The magazine is the official -organ of - the Western Federation of Miners. "What is the purpose of the maga zine?" "To educate the members and unite them politically." O'Neill said -he sometimes consulted Moyer and Haywood or some members of the executive board as to what to say in the magazine, usually he consulted no one, but published the editorials as he wrote them. - The witness said he had known Or chard in Denver. In his office one diy Orchard asked him where Governor Peabody and General Sherman Bell liv ed and said they ought to be "bumped oT." Just at this time tho witiiesp' wife and daughter came In. Orchard made no further reference to the mat ter. O'Neill was cross-examined by Senator Borah. He said the magazine was supposed to reflect the official views of the Western Federation of Miners, which In convention adopted the views of socialism. The magazine is paid for by the Western Federation of Miners and all money has to be pai l out upm the order of Haywood as secretary-treasurer. "The Magazine could not run 24 hours without the approval of Haywood, could it?" asked Senator Borah.. The magazine has been adopted by the organization and the organization is more powerful than any one officer. If Mr. Haywood should decline to pay out the necessary money, the executive board would probably tell him what his duties were. Borah Quotes From Magazine. "And the executive board," com mented the interrogator, "would get back to Moyer, Haywood, Jack Simp- kins and Marion Moore and the oth ers?" "Yes, sir." O'Neill said he did not know of any conflict of opinion in the executive board as to the magazine and had never been told the magazine was un satisfactory. At this point Senator Borah began to quote from several issues of the magazine early in 1906, following the death of Governor Steunenberg. One of these quotations contained the ex pression that the press dispatches re port the dissolution of Steunenberg via the bomb route." O'Neill said he wrote the sentence. "Wasn't it a fact?" queried the wit ness of the lawyer. Yes, I suppose It is, said Senator Borah. The lawyer next read an ex tract from another paper which was reprinted in the Miners' Magazine. It readr "A chap by the name of Steunen berg was blown up the other day at Caldwell. He came into fame as the inventor of that revered institution known as the bull pen. It seems a bomb was carelessly left at his gate presumably by some Russian revolu tionist. Such carelessness should be frowned down. The gate was com pletely wrecked." O'Neill said he selected the clipping and had it published. "Did you write this editorial?" Senator Borah here read an editorial appearing in the Miners' Magazine of January. 1906, beginning with the statement that Steunenberg had been issued into eternity and this had closed the career of a man who showed no mercy. Bull Pen Outrages, Continuing, the editorial In most In- (Continued on Page Seven.) AMERICAN CABLE. New York to Be Connected With Canal Zone. Both Ends and Middle on United States Soil. SAVES 2,000 MILES. In Communicating With Pacific Coast of South America. Will Be Used by Military and Naval Authorities. New York, June 26. A beginning will be made tomorrow in laying a new cable, the middle and both ends of which will rest on American soil. The cable will also be the first one from this port to Colon, In the Panama canal zone. The Colonla, the largest cable r-amship in the world, will leave the lower harbor tomorrow to start laying It. There are 2,323 nautical miles of rubber and armored cable stowed away in three big tanks of the vessel, and overboard it will be dropped at the rate of 180 knots a day. According to Captain Harold Wood cock, the Colonia's commander, who Is a veteral in cable laying, Guantanamo is where the first section of the cable will end. It is 1,498 knots from here and it is planned that the end will be landed on July 4 In the reservation set apart by the United States military authorities for that purpose. Then the Colonia will make a run of 808 knots to Colon, where the final land station will be established. The date set for the cable ship's arrival there is July 14. The cable will be laid for the Mexican Central and Southern American Cable company, so as to save 2,000 miles of land lines now in use in Mexico so that the company's communication with the west coast of South America will be facilitated. It will be used incidentally as a strategic cable by the United States military and naval authorities. WILL START JULY 1. Western Woolen Mills to Operations Then. Resume The Western Woolen mill will re sume operations July 1st under new management. For the past two years the North Topeka Woolen mill has been oper ated at a loss. On May 24th a stock holders' meeting was called to decide what was the best thing to do to pro tect tho interests of its owners. At this meeting it was agreed to shut the mill. down and advertise the plant for sale. Negotiations were" at once started with the owners of the Oak land mill which resulted as follows: W. T. and E. H. Crosby, O. W. Neil and' J. F. McAfee, who have operated the Oakland mill for the past year very successfully, decided that it would be a good business proposition to buy at least part of the stock as the Oakland mill had more orders than it could fill and on Saturday, June 22nd, the deal .was closed. ' There will be but few changes in the official board. W. ,T. and E. H. Crosby and O. W. Neil will be added to the directory. J. F. McAfee will be general manager with O. W. Neil as assistant. M. C. Holman will retain his present position and will be elected one of the officers of the com pany, a position taken away from him two years ago. ' The Western Woolen mill was built and equipped for the purpose of mak ing pants. Shortly after Mr. Heddle took charge two years ago he shut down the pants department and since that time the mill has been making cassimere which have been sold by the bolt direct to the cutters. The new management has decided to reinstall the pants business and run the mill as it was originally run under the management of J. F. Mc Afee. On about Sept. 1st the pants depart ment will be started and the incom ing and outgoing of the operators of this department will again be wit nessed by the residents of the North side much to their pleasure and satis faction as well as the operators. Starting the pants department will require 35 to 40 people more than is necessary to run the mill on cassi meres and will also require quite a number of traveling men as the pro duction of the mill will be sold direct to the merchant. FIRE AT JAMESTOWN. A Number of Hotels Destroyed Out side tbe Grounds. Norfolk. Va., June 26. One whole block of the Pine Beach section Imme diately adjoining the Jamestown expo sition grounds was swept by fire early today, the area burned being between the exposition grounds on the west, ex tending to the Pine Beach hotel and from the car track running from the exposition grounds west to the original Pine Beach pier to the water on the north. The big Arcade hotel, the Berkely hotel. Outside Inn, Powhattan hotel, Caroline hotel, several other smaller hotels and a large part of the outside path was destroyed. The loss may run up to $300,000, partly Insured. LITTLE CHILD KILLED. First Firecracker Accident of the Year at Atchison. Atchison, Kan., June 26. Atchison had Its first firecracker accident of the year last night. Robert Doser, 3 years old, crossed the track In front of a street car. Children were shooting fire crackers and one of them was thrown near the boy, who turned to run back to his mother who was following him. He ran in front of the car and was killed. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 26. Forecast for Kansas: Probably showers tonight and Thursday. THIS IS A COOIi DAY. Mercury Ranges From Sixty-three and Seventy-three Degrees. The temperature In Toneka. has been all that the warmest blooded individual could ask today, while the cold-blooded ones have shivered or hunted up their winter wearing apparel. Overcoats of the win ter variety were common this morning and the temperature has climbed but 10 points since 7 o'clock, standing at Ti at i o'clock this afternoon. A areneral rain seems to have prevailed over the entire southern third of the state, from the eas to the west line. ReDorts from the gov ernment station at Fort Scott in the southeastern part of the state tell the story of over an Inch of rain. At Macks ville. In the central portion of the state ana west and south of the center north and south, the rainfall amounted to an Inch and oixty-seven hundredths. About half an inch of rain fell at Wichita and at Dodge City, about 100 miles from the west line of the state and 60 miles from the south border, 1.18 inches of moisture feu. The weather has been threatening In Topeka most of the day and the forecast indicates the proximity of thunder show ers, which may visit this section of the state at anv time. The temperatures to day were: 7 o'clock 63111 o'clock 8 o'clock 63 12 o'clock 9 o'clock 63 1 o'clock 71 10 o'clock 65 1 2 o'clock 73 TOWN BLOWN UP Ten Bombs Thrown Into Square Crowded With People. Many Killed and Injured and Houses Are Shattered. Tiflis, Transcaucasia, Russia, June 26. Ten bombs were thrown today into Ervan square in the center of the town which was thronged with peo ple. The missiles exploded with ter rific force. Many persona were killed or Injured and windows and doors were shattered over a large area. The police are preventing all ap proach to the scene of the outrage. FUNSTON GLAD OF IT. Abandonment of the Parade Is tbe Best Way Out. San Francisco June 26. The Bulletin today prints a statement from General Frederick Funston, In reference to cor respondence between himself and the Fourth - of July committee regarding the parading of troops on the Fourth of July- in which General Funston Is quoted as saying: "I understand that there was much dissension in the Fourth of July com mittee in regard to my letter. There are many estimable men in the organization but for blatherskites I don't care a whoop in h . "In the stand I have taken I bave the support of all the better class of citizens. I meant no attack on the labor union portion of the population; in fact, I am personally in faor of the unions, as I think with the great moneyed in terests banded together the working men must organize for their own protec tion. It would be from this class that trouble would come, but as sure as reg ular soldiers were to appear on the streets they would be insulted. I am glad there will be no parade. It is the easiest way out of the difficulty. "One more indication of the present disorderly condition: In an the time I have been stationed here I have had no difficulty. Within the past two months I have received about twenty anony mous communications, ten of which threaten death. Such communications could not but help affect my attitude." BURROW IN A BANK. Former Secretary of State Buys Big Block Central National Stock. J. R. Burrow, former secretary of state, has purchased a large block of stock in the Central National bank of this city, and It is announced will be come a director of the bank. Mr. Burrow's stock Is part of that owned by Charles J. Devlin, but Mr. Burrow says that he has not purchased enough of the stock to give him a con trolling Interest in the bank. "I do not expect to be an officer of the bank, said Mr. Burrow, "nor to take an active part in managing its af fairs. I bought the stock because I believed it would be a good investment. just as I have bought stock In other banks. This purchase does not mean that I expect to live here in Topeka, any more than the purchase of the Popenoe house means that I expect to lleve here. I considered the Popenoe house a bargain, and bought it for that reason. But I do not expect to engage in any active business pursuits for a year or so, at least." SENT IT TO SMITH. President Roosevelt Has Disposed of Telegram From labor Union. . Oyster Bay, N. T June 28. The telegram requesting President Roose velt to investigate alleged violations of the antitrust law by the telegraph companies received yesterday from the Washington Central Labor unton was today transmitted to Herbert M. Knox Smith, chief of the bureau of corpora tions of the department of commerce and labor. No Instructions were given Mr. Smith. This telegram Is the only one the president has received on the subject. MOTHER WAS CRAZED. Formosa Woman Cuts Children's Throats, Then Her Own. Formosa, Kan., June 26. Mrs. Peter Johnson attempted this morning to take the lives of her two children, a girl of 10 and a boy of 5, cutting their throats while they were asleep. She then cut her own throat. The children will recover but the mother's life is in doubt. She is the wife of Peter Johnson who committed suicide June 13. POLITICAUJOSSIP Senator Porter of Montgomery Talks About a Primary. People in His Section of State Don't Want One. HORNADAY'S MISTAKE. Thinks He Hurt Himself by His Declaration. Wants to See Factions In Be publican Party Wiped Out. Senator S. M. Porter of Montgom ery county, who is in Topeka today on business, thinks that it is unlikely that the Republican state committee will adopt the Hornaday plan of holding a state Republican primary instead of a convention. "Mr. Hornaday's letter did not help him any down in our section of the state," said Mr. Porter, "because the sentiment down there is not very friendly to the primary. I believe, however, that it is the general senti ment of the Republicans of the state that we should give the primary law a trial. People may be disappointed in the operation of a primary after they have tried it. I do not think it will prove to bo a panacea for all political ills. But the plan of holding a pri mary without any law would be of doubtful value, unless it could be ar ranged so that state, congressional and county primaries could all be held the same day." 'What are the Indications in tho fight for the governorship?" was asked. "I believe that the object of the Re publican party should be to wipe out factionalism in the party," replied Senator Porter. "We can't afford to have two factions. We should select some candidate for governor who will be satisfactory to the so-called 'square dealers' as well as to everybody else. Personally, I think that Fitzgerald is the most likely candidate. I would naturally fc.vor Grant Hornaday for the place, but I find there is a great deal of prejudice against him in soma places, and it might be hard to elect him. Ho has fought the square deal ers so long that they are susplcioun of him." Speaking of the saloon fight in his county, Senator Porter said: "We have a class of citizens down there who are bound to have something to -drink. The men who work In the big glass plants and similar institutions get their liquor poyv from what we call 'honk-a-tonks. That is, they have clubs. They also buy It in the drug stores. The open saloons and Joints have disappeared, but the people who want liquor are getting It Just the same." Senator Porter was asked concerning the proposal to make a fight for tha enforcement of the law making pipe lines common carriers. He said: "T doubt very much whether the law could be enforced, in the first place, because of certain unconstitutional fea tures. And I do not think there is any demand for Its enforcement from tne Independent refineries. The independ ents, of which there are now 13 in the state, are doing a good business, and are fully protected from being squeezed by the anti-discrimination law. They find a ready market for their refined oil, and being located at the source cf supply, need no pipe lines aside from what they build themselves. An oil nfiiwrv can be conducted in Kansas just as successfully as any other form of business. As to the troubles or me uncie diu oil refinery, I believe they are aue wholly to the wrong policy on the part of Mr. Tucker. I do not think the Standard has been fighting that com pany any more than any other com pany. The Unci Sam company did not Viit.tnpss on a safe business basis. but overcapitalized, and spent too much in advertising, xnere is no aoum ti the Uncle Sam has some good property i Kansas, and when reorganized, and put on a safe business basis can con- . tinue to do business, and make mon ey." ' Senator E. F. Porter of Crawford county came to Topeka today with tho city clerk of Pittsburg for the pur pose of registering some bonds of the city of Pittsburg. Like a number of other people from the Third district. Senator Porter expressed himself as friendly to Grant Hornaday for gov ernor. "I will be for Hornaday because he is from our part of the state," said Senator Porter, "but personally I am inclined to be favorable to Fitzgerald.. Fitzgerald would make a splendid governor. He has plenty of nerve, he Is resourceful and honest, and he would come nearer uniting the party than anybody else. "If we should have a state primary next year, and Stubbs should get into the race. I don't doubt that he would be a formidable candidate: But the primary plan is not liked down In my county. It would not work well down there. It might do first rate in some other sections, but we have trouble enough keeping things straight with electing delegates to conventions. . "Will you be a candidate for Te electlon to the senate?" was asked. "I don't know," replied Senator Por ter. "That rests with the people down there. I have had two terms, and I don't know what they would think about third termers." . TWO OLD CHURCHES GONE. One Built in Sixteenth Century IS Washed Away. El Paso, Tex., June 26. A report reached here today that the old church at Seneca, on the Mexican side of the Rio Orande below El Paso, has been wrecked by high waters and that some bodies in the ancient cemetery were washed out. The church was built In the sixteenth century. It is reported also that the Mexican town of Guadala jara, near San Antonio, in Socorro coun ty, New Mexico, had been washed away. All buildings in both towns were of adobe and ready to crumble Into tho water. No loss of life is reported.