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TOPEKA, K1ANSAS, JULY 20, 1907.
New Emperor of Korea Assumes
Reins of Power
Amidst Conditions Portentous
of Stormy Future.
JAPANESE IN PALACE.
Guard Him Against His Disaf-
Rioters and Mutineers Dispers
ed by the Mikado's Guns.
SACKED AND BURNED.
Residences of Cabinet Members
Destroyed by Mob.
An Attempt Is Made to Murder
Seoul, Korea. July 20. The cere
monies attending the accession of the
crown prince to the throne were car
ried out at 10 o'clock this morning.
In response to requests, eighty Jap
anese and other officials including
Marquis Ito with his military staff
and many consul generals were re
ceived in audience at 4:30 p. m.
After the accession ' of the crown
prince, the former emperor took
leave of the cabinet.
General Hasegana's troops still
garrison the palace and a regiment
from Ping Yang arrived at Seoul this
morning to reinforce the Twentieth
regiment already here.
Jaiiaiicso Garrison Palace.
Seoul, July 20. At 11:30 o'clock
last night General Gazasga's roops
garrisoned the palace and were also
titationed at all important places.
During the night the Ping Yang regi
ment, said to be the best In the Ko
rean army, was disarmed on account
of having furnished yesterday's mu
tineers and also because It was sus
pected of plotting to' capture the
palace, in an attempted coup d'etat.
The students of the military school
are reported to have attempted to
collect military supplies on a hill ov
erlooking the city. The Korean army
Is widely distributed over the coun
try and is not feared.
Yesterday's disorder extended to
the suburbs for a distancce of two
miles, where a station master on the
Chemulpo railway Is reported to have
been killed. -
An official report this morning
states that a total of ten Japanese
were killed and thirty wounded by
the rioting. The number of Korean
victims has not been reported.
Plan to Murder Cabinet.
Seoul, July 20. At 10 o'clock last
night an alleged plot was reported to
Marquis Ito. He was told that the
Imperial guard had been clandestine
ly ordered by the former emperor to
enter the palace at midnight and
murder the whole cabinet which was
responsible for his abdication. This
Is the official explanation of the fact
that the Japanese are garrisoning the
The Korean minister of war and Jus
tice visited Marquis Ito at 11 o'clock last
night and declared that the inifigue
above mentioned was about to t& re
alized and prayed for instant help. Mar
quis Ito, who had already received the
former emperor's petition asking him to
aid in subduing disorders immediately
ordered General Hasegana to send
troops to the scene. The soldiers arrived
half an hour before the time of the In
tended dash of the Korean general
from the barracks for the palace gate.
Seoul, July 20. This afternoon the
rioters surrounding the premier's resi
dence were dispersed by the Japanes po
lice with the assistance of artillery. The
premier sought refuge in the palace, the
other ministers going to the Japanese
residency general. The cracks of rifles
continue to be heard and It is believed
that a collision has occurred between
Japanse police and Korean soldiers. If
Japanese troops attack the Koreans the
state of unrest will be aggravated.
Working Into Japan's Hand.
Seoul, July 20. The Korean cabinet
has formally notified the Japanese gov
ernment of the abdication of the em
peror and the accession of the crown
prince. During the night imperial depu
ties visited the mausoleums and made
the same announcement to the spirits of
The events occurring here, which are
working to the advantage of Japan are
rot commented upon at the Japanese
residency general except as they do
not affect the program already planned.
The new emperor will occupy the
north palace, the former emperor re
maining In his old refuge, adjoining the
American and Russian consulates. The
cabinet continues in office, but on ac
count of their alarm two men have re
fused to accept apopintment to the va
cant position of household ministry.
Sacked and Burned.
Seoul, July 20. The streets were being
cleared at noon when desultory rifle fir
ing was heard in different parts of the
city,- presumably by the deserters from
the Ping Yang regiment, whose plotting
A. concentrated effort was made at 2
X. m. today, Saturday, to murder the
entire cabinet. After haranging at the
temple of heaven a mob of 2,000 march
ed a mile to the mansion of Lwanyung.
which they sacked and burned The
eame fate was then visited on the homas
f the prime minister and others.
The same mob then proceeded to the
home of the minister of war near the
old palace, but here they were met by
Japanese guards who repulsed the rio
ters, wounding and killing many.
Rising Against Japanese.
Pingyang, July 20. All the shops here
are closed. There Is great excitement
among the natives who are unaware
that abdication has been accomplished.
The safety of Japanese residents Is
problematical as the departure of a
regiment for Sooul leaves only 800 Jap
anese troops In the province. The shops
of Seoul have been closed now for 36
hours. Today the crowds are greater and
the native spirit la higher, necessitating
greater show of military force as the
people are encouraged and inflamed by
the several killings of yesterday. Gen
eral Hasegewa has two machine guns
placed In the palace square. .
Not only Is the Korean army regard
ed as Impotent to cope with the sitiia
tlon, but the numbers of Japanese troops
are wholly Inadequate. Arrangements
have been made for reinforcing them
Hostilities are directed wholly against
the Japanese. Other foreigners are safe.
Much apprehension is felt for the safety
of Japanese at interior places when the
Korean masses learn, as they will, in a
few days of the momentous events that
Consulates Are Guarded.
Seoul, July 20. United States Consul
General Sammons late In reply to Mar
quis Ito's offer of protection to foreign
consulates, stated that he -would leave
the matter of protecting Americana to
Ito's discretion as he was without in
formation regarding danger from mobs.
On account of the fact that the Amer
ican consulate adjoins the former em
peror's private house, it is daily thought
that the ex-ruler will seek it as an asy
lum of safety, giving as a cause the
presence of Japanese troops for the al
leged purpose of preventing his escape,
or a possible accident. It is said, how
ever, that since November, 1905, the
Koreans have not hoped for American
Troops are patrolling the main streets
of the city in the face of a mob In
flamed to frenzy by students. The an
ger of the Korean masses appears now
to be directed less against the Japa
nese than the Korean ministers, all of
whom they have vowed to kill. The
situation appears to warrant the pro
claiming martial law, but Ito, desirous
of avoiding it except to protect for
eigners and the throne. Is exceedingly
reluctant to resort to military rule.
The environs of the American aim
British consulate are guarded on ac
count of the proximity to the palace.
NO ROAD FOR HIM.
Highway Xot Used For Seven Years
Is Vacated Says Judge Dana.
An Important decision Involving
an Interesting question of law .was
made by Judge Dana In the district
court today when he made permanent
and perpetual a temporary injunction
he had granted heretofore prohibit
ing G. M. Jamieson from Interfering in
any way with certain property be
longing to Mrs. Kiehl.
Several years ago a piece of land
was platted out and called the Park
place addition to the city. Streets
in it were named but none of them
were ever opened for public use. Six
or seven years ago Mrs. Kiehl and
her husband bought a ten acre tract
in this addition, fenced it in and have
had the land under cultivation ever
since. Some time ago G. M. Jamieson
bought a two acre tract adjoining the
property of Mrs. Kiehl He proceed
ed to tear down a part of Mrs. Kiehl's
fence for the purpose of running a
road through It to his property, or as
he said reopening the street which
was called Union avenue In the old
Park" place addition but which - was
Mrs. Kiehl sought redress in the
courts. Through her attorneys XVK l.
Jamison and J. B. Larimer, she ask
ed for an injunction restraining G. M.
Jamieson from attempting to open
up the road on her property. Judge
Dana granted a temporary injunction
and then there were extended argu
ments, in the case, Allen & Allen rep
resenting Jamieson. It was contend
ed bv Jamison and Larimer for Mrs.
Kiehl that her contention -to -the
property in question was a good one
under a statute declaring that any
road or part of road not used for a
period of seven years is vacated by
law. Judge Dana sustained this con
tention in his decision today making
the temporary injunction permanent.
TOOK TO THE RAILS.
Mrs. Fairbanks Forced to Give
Trip by Automobile.
Amsterdam, N. Y., July 20. Mrs.
Chas. W. Fairbanks, wife of the vice
president, and other members of an
automobile party were in an accident
25 miles west of here but all escaped
without serious injury. The loss of a
tire ditched the machine.
Mrs. Fairbanks, accompanied by
her sons, Robert and Frederick,' and
the latter's wife, had been taking an
automobile trip which began at In
dianapolis and was to have continued
to Boston, but which, owing to the ac
cident, ended at Fort Plain so far as
the car was concerned. The party
proceeded by rail to Boston.
JUST A LITTLE COOLER.
Temperature Doesn't Reach
Mark of Friday.
Today has brought but slight relief
from the heat of yesterday and the tem
perature is just a shade lower than It
was during the past 24 hours. Last night
the temperature stood at 74 or one de
gree cooler than on the preceding night
and this morning at 7 o'clock it stood
at 78, in the exact place It occupied the
This forenoon was without doubt the
hottest of the season and even the wind
which was blowing from the south at
the rate of ten miles an hour was of
the oven variety. The mercury has
climbed steadily all day on an average
about two points an hour.
Sunday will probably be much the
same kind of a day as this one and
the only hopes of relief from the heat
comes from the clouds. If the day
proves to be clear the mercury will
probably stand about the point Indi
cated today. The heat is general all
over the state excepting in the ex
treme southwestern part where cool
nights nearly always prevail and the
heat of midday Is not as oppressive
as It is In the eastern section of the
state. The temperatures today were:
7 o'clock 78!ll o'clock. .88
8 o'clock .....81112 o'clock .....S9
9 o'clock 84 1 o'clock 91
10 o'clock 86 j 2 o'clock 90
Arrested for Stealing Metal.
Reuben Slaughter was arrested yes
terday afternoon on a warrant Issued
by Judge Simon of the city court on a
charge that he had stolen eisrhtv
pounds of stereotype metal, worth $8.
Arthur Capper, publisher of the To
peka Dally Capital, was the complain
ant against Slaughter. The latter's
bond was fixed at J100 and he will
have a preliminary hearing on July 25.
The Water Has Reached Union
" Are. in Kansas City.
Rise of Six Inches Since
Yesterday is Recorded.
FARMERS MOVING OUT
Those Near Quindaro Forced to
Seek Higher Ground.
The Missouri Has Backed the
Kaw Bank Full.
Kansas City, Mo., July 20. Both the
Missouri and Kaw rivers at Kansas
City continue to come up and added
reports of damage came In this morn
ing. The Missouri has risen half a foot
since yesterday, reaching the 23.5 foot
mark this morning. In the wholesale
district in the west bottoms here the
water had encroached a little further
inland this morning, and pavements on
Union avenue were filled with water
and In the east bottoms - the water
reached the floor of the. new boat line
warehouses at the foot of Main street
making it necessary to remove a quan
tity of goods stored there. Heavy drift
n ood floated down the stream and the
ferry boat was forced to stop running
Decause or the strong current.
Backwater reached the homes of a
hundred truck farmers living in the
lowlands of Quindaro. Kan., two miles
northwest of Kansas City and drove
them to higher ground. At Kaw Point
and other low lying places within 30
miles east and west of Kansas City
people have been forced to leave their
homes and farms have been inundated.
The Missouri is backing the Kaw
and that stream is bank full and rising
slowly. There is no current along this
river, however, and no damage has
Weather Observer Connor today
predicted that the Missouri would be
come stationary tonight after reaching
close to the 2 4 foot stage and that it
would remain stationary till ; about
Sunday night when there would be a
tendency to recede.
A SANTA FE WRECK.
S?Teral Passengers Injnred In a Col
lision at Strong City.
Strong City, Kan., July 20. In a
rear end collision in the Santa Fe
vards here Friday " afternoon several
persons were injured but none seri
ouslv. Passeneer train No. 308 of
the Superior branch ran into a freight
train standing on., the .mala Hne The
passenger engine was wrecked as was
several freight cars. The tracks
were blocked for about three hours.
The Injured passengers were treat
ed by local surgeons and resumed
their journey with the clearing of the
W. S. Ramsey, engineer, Strong
City; both hands burned.
P. T. Fagan, fireman, Strong City;
injured in left arm.
Trutt N. Hatfield, mail clerk.
Strong City; injury to left hand.
L. M. Vance, mail clerk. Strong
City; left arm sprained.
Mary C. Hardun, Glen Elder, Kan.;
Hattie Girgerlch, Glen Elder, Kan.;
cut over left eye.
Myrtle Shoop, Norman, Ok.; nose
Mrs. S. W. Shuttel, Norman, Ok.;
tooth knocked loose and nose mashed.
C. M. Powell, Hittic, 111.; injured in
Mrs. John McHenry, La Junta. Col.;
left knee injured.
Floyd Parks, Garden City, Kan.;
Mrs. James Davidson, Dawson, , N.
M.; nose mashed.
Joseph Bodereau, Fureell. I. T.;
thumb dislocated: cut In right hand.
Mrs. William Ware. Kansas City.
M-.: cut side of right eye. - , v
Mrs. B. T. Hudson, Norman, Qk.;
Baby of Mrs. B. T. Hudson, Injured
in head. . - . ' ; -
Disarranged or wrong signals Were
evidently the cause o fthe wreckv, J
A MATTER OF HONOR.
Bingham Orders the New York Police
to Get Busy.
New York, July 20. Numerous at
tacks on women and children, espe
cially in the suburbs, are agitating the
public and press. A score of such
cases have Deen reportea in tne last
two or three months, and two of the
victims, Amelia Staffeldt, and Viola
Boylan, both young girls, were mur
Police Commissioner Bingham has
been called on by delegations of citi
zens and by the press for better police
protection and this has resulted in an
order to the police to be especially
alert with a view of capturing the
"The honor of the police force re
quires that these criminals shall be
captured," says the order in conclu
Convicted of Conspiracy to
tlio United States.
Cheyenne, Wyo., July 20. In the
United States district court, E. M.
Holbrook, a millionaire, E. E. Lona
baugh, a prominent attorney, and
Robert McPhillamey, a well known
business man of Sheridan, Wyo., were
found guilty of conspiracy to defraud
the United States government of coal
lands in Sheridan county. The maxi
mum penalty on each of' the two
counts on which the men were tried
is two years in the penitentiary and a
fine of $10,000. Judge Rlner an
nounced that he would Impose sen
tence In a few days.
Chicago, July 20. Forecast for
Kansas: Fair tonight and Sunday. ,
Begins Action to Prevent Col
lection of Perkins Insurance.
Asks for Return of Hundred
Thousand Dollar Policy.
NEW CLAIM IS MADE.
Charged That False Statements
Also Asks Permission to Ex
amine Body for Poison.
For fear that attorneys for Mrs.
Lucius H. Perkins of Lawrence would
anticipate by suit to compel payment
In the district court at Lawrence ac
tion was commenced in the United
States circuit court Friday afternoon
by the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany to set aside the policy of $100,
000 Issued by that company to the
late Lucius H. Perkins, asking for Its
return for cancellation.
The suit asking that the policy be
declared void Is based on the claim
that Perkins made false and fraudu
lent representations in securing the is
suance of the insurance.
At the same time an application
was made for an order instructing
the executors of the estate of Mr.
Perkins and the heirs to permit the
disinterment of the body of Mr. Per
kins and the holding of an autopsy to
determine tne real cause of the death,
At the time of his death, June 1st,
L. H. Perkins had $555,000 of in
surance on his life. Though it was
claimed that his death, due to a
fall which he sustained from the top
of his house while making an inspec
tion of some work done, was entire
ly accidental hints were freely ban
died about that the fall occurred
with suicidal Intent.
In the suit of equity asking that the
policy be declared void and returned
it is alleged that: Mr. Perkins com
mitted suicide by taking poison In
secret and then jumped from the roof
of his residence; that he obtained his
policy in the New, York Mutual on
false representations, claiming to the
medical examiners that he had never
been refused life insurance applied for
though such was not the fact; that he
carried insurance amounting to $445,
000 and that he was financially unable
to pay tne premiums on the policies
so carried; that he did not have the
wealth ' generally accredited to him
and that the general agent of the New
York Mutual accepted Mr. Perkins'
personal notes in payment for the
premiums and then paid the pre
miums himself in cturti; that hecfelib
erately plotted to defraud various in
surance companiea-.aiit.ot ajptal of
In July of 1906 it is said Perkins ap
peared before Dr. L. H. Munn. medical
examiner at 'Topeka for the insurance
company, for a physical examination
preparatory to taking out a policy. At
that time in response to the usual
query he stated that he had never been
rejected by any other Insurance com
pany to which he had applied for in
surance. In December he was examin
ed and it is claimed made the same an-
swer in reply to the question before
mentioned. It is alleged that Perkins
was concealing the fact all the time
that his application in nine other com
panies for insurance amounting in all
to $690,000 had been rejected. The in
surance companies mentioned as having
rejected i'erkins as a risk are: Eauita
ble Assurance, Union Central Life In
surance, Aetna Life, j Connecticut Mu
tual, Mutual Benefit, Pacific Mutual,
Massachusetts Mutual, Petin 'Mutual,
Prudential Life. Of these," 'the first
named was applied to for a $150,000
policy wnile the Union Central, Penn
Mutual and Prudential ; were for $100.-
000 each. i
It is stated that had the- New York
Mutual known of the rejection by these
nine other companies Perkins' applica
tion would have been refused.
One of the allegations upon which the
insurance company bases its claim of
suicide by the administration of -pois-
on.is tnat -ernins corresponded at some
length with H. B. Hutchins, dean of the
law school at Ann Arbor, Mich., and
Dr. V. C. Vaughn, dean of the Medical
school at the same place. Inquiring for
authorities that would Instruct as to
the ability of physicians to detect the
presence of poisons in the human body
and the affect that such poisons would
have upon the person taking them. He
stated, it is said, that he was interest-
d in the subject. It Is claimed that
certain insurance companies became
acquainted with the correspondence
and its subject and caused them to can
cel and withdraw their contracts for
insurance. No claim is made that Mr.
Perkins purchased poison, though itis
represented that he took advantage of
the knowledge gained in. . the above
The defendants namedin the suit are:
Adolph C. Grslen, W. e: Hazen and
Alfred Whitman, executors; Clara Lu-
ella Morris Perkins, Clement D. Per
kins, Rollin Perkins and Lucius J. Per
kins. The attorneys for the Mutual
Life are J. S. Dean, Ferry & Doran of
Topeka and Bishop & Mitchell of Law
No autopsy has ever been held find
for this reason the Insurance company
asks that it be held -at once before too
long a time may have elapsed, making
it impossible to detect the presence of
poisons in the stomach if such have
been taken. The coroner of Douglas
county refuses to hold an inquest. The
plaintiff states that it expects to have
the stomacn examinea Dy experts to de
termine whether death resulted from
other than purely accidental causes.
. May Stand Alone.
The New York Mutual Life Insur
ance company will probably be all
alone In Its fisht to contest payment
of Insurance taken out by the late
Lucius Perkins of Lawrence.
The New i ork Lire Insurance com
pany has already stated that it did not
expect to contest and stood prepared
to pay the policies as soon as the re
quirements governing proof of death
had been compiled with in all of its
policies which it had issued in favor
of Perkins. Total Insurance carried
by this company amounted to $300,
000. Todav E. W. Poindexter, general
agent at Kansas City, Kan., for the
Northwestern Mutual Life, said to a
State Journal representative:
"Though w-e have received no in
structions yet from the head office re
garding this policy in favor of Perkins
"" (Continued on Page it)
Attorney for the State in the
Questions the Teracity of the
ORCHARD STORY TRUE
He Declares and Still Unshaken
hy the Defense.
Men in Position to Disproye
Were Not Called.
Boise, Idaho, July 20. Continuing
his argument and analysis of the evi
dence In the Haywood case today, J.
H. Hawley took up the Orchard story
of his experiences and criminal record
In Colorado, his trip to Wyoming and
the attempt on the life of Fred Brad
ley of San Francisco.
With the utmost deliberation the
leading counsel for the state charged
wilful perjury against several wit
nesses. He argued the truth of Or
chard's story and said that two men
In particular might have been brought
to contradict him but that the defense
was afraid to produce either Pettlbone
or Adams and he said Adams had been
brought to Boise from jail in Sho
shone county in order that the de
fense might use him as a witness.
Whito to the lips Clarence Darrow
sprang Into action. "The statement is
false and counsel knows It," he shout
ed. Hawley took a step closer to the
defense table and shaking his finger
close to Darrow's face he said:
"When counsel says that, he utters
a deliberate falsehood."
The atmosphere was charged with
danger. Sheriff Hogdins stood up,
alert, -and his deputies drew closer In,
but Judge Wood, with a sharp com
mand and Insistent warning, patched
up a temporary peace.
Mr. Hawleys argument this morn
ing was. lacking In all. attempts at
oratory. It'was a dispassionate review
of the evidence with bold denuncia
tion of the method of counsel and the
testimony of witnesses for the de
fense. Hawley' Argument.
Continuing today the opening argu
ment for the state in the case of Will
lam D. Haywood, which after two
months and a half of hearing, Is about
t6 be submitted to the jury, James H.
Hawley, chief prosecutor, first devoted
his attention to the alleged -attempt to
wreck a train on the Florence & Crip
ple Creek railway. This was one of
the incidents of the Colorado troubles
testified to by Harry Orchard.
"This matter came out in Orchard's
testimony." said Mr. Hawley, "but it
is absolutely immaterial, to. the . issue
here Involved. But the defense has ta
ken this incident and has tried to build
up outof "it a -'conspiracy of the Mine
Owners'' association against the West
ern Federation of Miners. Orchard ad
mitted that he had reported the alleged
attempt to detectives In the employ of
the Mine Owners association and to
"The defense has brought two wo
men witnesses here to testify that they
saw Orchard in one of the detective's
room on many oecasdons. These wo
men saw this man but casually over
five years ago, but they come here and
swear positively as : to Orchard's iden
tity and to the number of his visits.
Such evidence as this speaks for it
self. "Orchard undoubtedly was trying to
secure money from all the sources he
could and I am not going to defend
him for his double dealing ,in taking
money from both the Western Federa
tion of Miners and the railway, com
pany. I am not here to paint Harry
Orchard in anything but his true colors.
There is but one claim we make for
him and that' is that he has told you
the- truth. This fact has been indelibly
fixed by all the circumstances In this
, The Peabody. Incident.
Mr. Hawley said Immediately after
the train wrecking incident. Orchard
was found again in the Western Fed
eration of Miners. Taking up the mat
ter of . the attempted assassination of
Governor Peabody, Mr. Hawley repeat
ed much of the testimony of Orchard
as to the plans he and Steve Adams
laid to kill the governor. Orchard s
testimony was amply corroborated,
counsel declared, Mrs. Peabody herself
taking the stand to testify to one of
the most important Incidents. The at
torney told of Governor Peabody's ac
tivities in the Colorado troubles and
declared that the strongest motive for
his taking off was connected with the
Western Federation of Miners. No pos
sible personal motive, said Mr. Hawley,
could be attributed to Steve Adams or
While arguing this Incident Mr.
Hawley soon precipitated an exciting
battle of words with Clarence Darrow
of the defense In which "untruth" and
deliberate falsehood" were freely
Used on both sides.
'If," said Hawley, tnere was a
word of untruth in Orchard s testi
mony as to the attempts on Governor
Peabodv. who, of all men, was the
het witness to so testify? A man who
is now in the basement of this building,
a man who stood in the esteem of the
leaders of the Western eaeratlon or
Miners second only to Orchard. Steve
Adams. The prosecution brought this
man to Boise so he couia De usea Dy
the defense If it so desired "
"T obiect to that," shouted Mr. Dar
row, jumping to his feet. "It Is an
absolute untruth,. . as counsel well
knows, and there :s no sucn recora in
Court Takes p. Hand.
'If you say that what I have stated
U an untruth." - replied Hawley in
anger, "you utter a deliberate false
Darrow renewed his objection and
then Judre Wood took a hand. He
said he would Instruct the jury to dis
regard all statements made by counsel
not borne but by the evidence. Darrow
urged that counsel be prevented from
making any statement in regard to
' I object to saying he brought this
man here to us," he continued.
"Your honor," said Hawley, "if you
have ruled,-1 ask that Mr. Darrow be
instructed " to sit down."
"I object," said Darrow.
"It is the galled jade that winces,"
"Then wince," shouted the opposing
"Oh,;, no, gentlemen, I have not
winced," said Hawley turning at last to
"Adams Is here and he was brought
Into this court and shown to you. His
appearance in this room gives the He to
the statement made by counsel that the
facts are not as I have related them.
"There is just one other man who
could deny Orchard's statements as to
Governor Peabody. That man Is George
Pettlbone. If he did not counsel the
proposed murder. If he did not furnished
the sawed oft guns, why didn't they
bring him here to say so? There Is no
t .-idence to contradict Harry Orchard.
, "Does counsel expect to wipe out the
facts by mere argument? They can not
do so." ...
Carrying forward his ' address In
chronological order, Mr. -Hawley next
took up the Independence depot explos
ion. . - . . "
MRS. COREY ON STAGE.
Bride of Steel Magnate Offered Place
in New Savage Opera.
New York. July 20. President
William B. Corey of the United States
Steel corporation, who went to
Europe on his honeymoon trip after
his marriage to Ma belle Gilman, Is
expected to return to this city by the
steamer Savoie next Saturday.
Considerable secrecy seems to have
attended the sailing of the Coreys
from the other side, and it was not
until today that -It became generally
known the steel corporation presi
dent and his bride were due here Sat
urday. When Mrs. Corey arrives she will
find awaiting her a representative of
Henry Savage, who Is planning the
production of "The Merry Widow."
Mrs. Corey will be offered the leading
part in the Savage production.
The Idea of her taking, the part or
iginated with Mrs. Corey herself. She
was dining at a cafe on the Champs
Elysees a few nights before she left
Paris with her husband to take the
steamer for New York and heard
from a friend some account of "The
Merry Widow" and of friends cast for
"The only regret I have upon leav
ing the stage Is that I shall be unable
to play a part In that production,"
remarked the former actress, with a
note of real sadness in her voice.
M. Fellner, the Savage agent In
Paris, happened to be dining at an
adjoining table' and overheard the re
mark. He cabled Mr. Savage, and a
return cable authorized him to make
an offer to Mrs. Corey. But she had
left Paris. So the offer will be made
when she arrives here Saturday. "
THREAD IS 10 CENTS.
Advance in Price "Works Hardship tc
Chicago, July 20. News of the sec
ond advance In the. price .of cotton
thread, this time making the price 10
cents a spool, caused; grief in the ranks
of garment workers. Many ofthe
men are required to buy their own
thread, the price per piece under the
contract including the findings, and
these complained -'that even the little
difference Indicated by the increase
would materially reduce their earning
power. Settlement workers said many
of the men. women and children now
toiling- over garments have to work
far Into the night in order to eke out
an existence, and that the added bur
den will mean much more than would
appear on the surface. The general
belief Is that where the shops furnish
the thread the contract price will be
cut enough to meet the additional cost,
thus making the toiler the loser.
HAS FOUR BIG CARS.
Son of Japanese Steel Kins Will Take
New York. July 20. K. Okura, son
of the steel 'king of Japan, who has
been studying at Cambridge, has ar
rived here from Europe w-ith four of
the swiftest automobiles he could buy
in the London market. They are
mostly of French make and he is go
ing to take them home to Japan, by
way of ' San Francisco, and show his
countrymen how to drive a car.
Okura had a secretary and a re
tinue of servants. At a recent race in
England, he . arranged with Wagner,
the expert chauffeur, to drive his car.
Wagner hurt his arm at the last min
ute and could not drive. The little
Japanese jumped in and made the race
as the. owner .and driver, finishing
MR. GRATTAN IS HERE.
Started at Once to "Dig Up" Rail
George F. Grattan, the new attorney
for the state board of railroad com
missioners came to Topeka today, and
commenced to dig up law for the
state board. He also announced the
appointment of R. E. Heinselman as
his stenographer. Mr. Heinselman
held the place under S. S. Ashbaugh.
Mr. Grattan "said this morning: "I
am not going to be in a: hurry to start
something as attorney for this board.
I don't want to eo oft half cocked. But
when I get anything in shape to give
to the public, It will ; be given out."
TO MAKE GUNSlHERE.
General Crozler Returns From Inspec-
r, tton of Benecia Arsenal.
Washington, July 20. General Cro
zler, chief of ordnance, has returned
from the Pacific coast, where he ex
amined the Benecia arsenal in Cali
fornia, for the improvement of the
plant for which congress has made an
General Crozler found the affairs of
the arsenal In good shape and con
firmed the plans for Its improvement.
Owing to the high price of material
arid labor on the Pacific coast, it has
heretofore been found Inadvisable to
undertake the manufacture of small
arms or big guns on the coast, but
now. to maintain the force of trained
mechanics and keep open the line of
supply of ordnance material necessary
to make the Benecia arsenal of great
est value to the war department. Gen
eral Crozier has planned to have con
structive work undertaken there to a
moderate extent, :
800 IN WRECK
Excursion Train og 11 Coaches
on Peret Marquette
Collides With , Freight on a
. . - '
THIRTY TO 40 KILLED
Number of Injured is Estimated
.. at 100.
Were Employes of the Boad on
; a Holiday. ,
SIX CARS WENT OFF
Farmers Heard the Crash and
Hushed to Rescue.
Officials SaySome One of Their
Salem, Mich. July 20. From SO to 40
persons' were killed and about 100 In
jured this morning when a Pere Mar
quette excursion train of 11 coaches
from Iona, , carrying the employes or
the company's shops there on their
annual excursion to Detroit, collided
with a westbound freight train two
miles east of this village at Washburn
crossing. At noon 22 bodies had been
taken from the wreck and many more
were known to, be still in the ruins.
Orders havp ;sent to Plymouth, four
miles away ,,hich Is a division point
of the railway, to make arrangements
to care for30 injured.
General' Superintendent Trump of
the Pere Marquette railway said that
the responsibility for the wreck rests
with some employe who failed to obey
orders. There were 800 people crowd
ed Into the 11 coaches of the train,
many of them women and children,
all bound for a holiday in Detroit.
They left their homes in Iona at 6
o'clock this morning. The wreck oc
curred on a perfectly straight, level
piece of track. The heavy freight and
passenger trains came together with
enormous force and six of the 11
passenger cars were entirely wrecked.
When the uninjured persons recov
ered from the shock . and crawled
from Uhe wreckage they at once be
gan., extricating the dead and injured.
Messengers were rushed to this vil
lage and to Plymouth and all the doc
tors, from this place and neighboring
villages were hurried to the scene.
Farmers who heard the crash came
to the- rescue also. A special train
was made up In the yards at Detroit
and sent to the wreck, a distance of
forty miles, with doctors, nurses, sur
gical Instruments and cots. By the
time this train arrived there were
several scores of people waiting to re
ceive medical attention and over a
score of bodies had been extricated
and were lying on the grass beside
the tracks. Mrs. Minnie Densmore,
of Iona. a passenger on the wrecked
train, describing the horror, said:
Story of a Passenger.
"My husband and mvself were In,
the sixth coach, right behind the first
five in which the greatest loss of life
occurred. There was a terrible crash
and the train came to a sudden stop.
inrowing us out. oi our seats, instant
ly our car was filled with terror
stricken people trying to fight their
way out. No one knew just what had
happened but every occupant of the
car seemed to feel Instinctively that
there had been a tragedy and seemed
to be filled with fear. Their clothes
were torn and they inflicted severe
bruises on one another in their mad;
efforts to get to the ground. That wu
before they realized that our car was
not damaged and that they were not la
danger themselves. When we got out
of the coach we found the engine and
the first five cars plied up beside th
track while shrieks of pain and cries
for mercy filled the air. The first flve
cars were well filled with people and In
these most of , the bodies were found.
"The engineer of . the train from.
Iona was L. B. Alvord. He and his
fireman jumped and It Is presumed bj
the passengers that they escaped with
Conductor Among Missing.
"Conductor Blxley, of Iona, Is among1
the missing. Nineteen bodies taken
from the wreckage before the relief
train came In from Detroit."
Many of the cars were - piled up li
the heap of wreckage which is so great
that it will take 12 hours to clear the
track. It may be several hours before
It is definitely known whether the 23
bodies now recovered comprise the
entire list of dead. The surgeons at the
scene gave attention to the injured who
were placed on a special train and ta
ken to Detroit, where they were placed
After arriving here with the wreck
ing train from Detroit and looking
over the situation General Superin
tendent Trump says that the blame fOC
the wreck rests with the crew of the
freight train, which was a westbound
local. They had orders. Mr. Trump
said, to wait at Plymouth for the ex
cursion train,, which had the right of
way. Instead they proceeded towards
Salem and the collision resulted.
20 Bodies Recovered.
At 1:30 o'clock the twenty-ninth
body had been recovered . and such
progress had been made by the wreck
ers that they said it was improbable
that any more bodies would be found.
Many of the injured, however, are in a
very critical condition and it is feared
that the death list will be between 8 5
and 40. The hospital train has start
ed for Detroit, where the Injured will .
be taken to hospitals.'
- Three Cars Telescoped.
Three of ' the' coaches were tele
scoped by the terrific Impact of the
heavy freight train and the fourth and
fifth coaches were smashed Into
matchwood. Although there were
probably 150 children among the ex
cursionists it is a strange fact that few
of them were severely hurt. Nearly
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