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TOI^ K. >'o. 412. Whole No. «28*. Sa PAGES. lOLA, KANSAS, OCTOBER S, 1907.—TIESDAY EVENING. SIX PAGES. PBICE TWO CEXIfl. MAY SAPP DIED BY SEIF-INFLIGTEO WOUND MTSTEniOrS DEATH WITNESSED BY SA» 1VMITL0W, A MERCltANT. A CASE OF INREQMD LOVE MISS SAPP SnCIDED WHEN WHIT LOW PEFISED TO LEAVE WIFE. Story to Cftroner's Jury Clinuix In One of Illinro<it Sensalions in A^ profound scn^^ation passod over this commiiiiiiy last cvpuins and today when ji hocamo kiinuu that S. H. \\'hiMow, a flour and feod niprchani of Moran, had inado a ronfpssion in which ho said ihat Ali.-is .May Sa|)p who,was fiiund wiih hoy iliroat rut from' ear to par in ihc rr-ar of hor father's IioiiiP in Moran a week ago last Friday nisht, took her own life and that ho was a wiihoss to iho inr- rjhle dopd. The conffisstoii. coniinc after the roumy offirers and a Pinkorton do tectlve had worked day and.nlRh; .without finding any rlno that iirom- Ised.to solve the mystery, lias had th. effect of creatinn almost as much ex eiteraonf as the discovery of the hod) of ihe Rirl lyinc in a poo) of hlofx which had issued from the K.ipln; wounds In her throat on the nifihf o' the tragedy. Owin^ to the pniniinenct of the man who .says he .^aw ihc gir take her own life and aL^^^o the m.vs tery that has heretofore hiinp; ove. the case the affair was the one (opi« of Tllscu.ssion here toda.v. Yesterday morning Whitlow met th< I'lnkerton detective on the streets o- Moran and told hlni that he had some thing to tell him and wished to ar range a meetins. Tliey proeppded t< Mr. WTiIlJow's omre wliore he told ih' whote stor.v. I-ate iasr evenin?: Com ty Attorney Peterson. Sheriff lio] lInB«*r, Coroner Ileed and .Tailor IIoov ei- Kerr went to Moran and Whitlov repeated his story to thnn. Mr. Sap- was also present WIKII tln> eonfessio: was; made. AVhiflow'.^ sir.ry v.as in siibstanc as follows: "May Sapp was not murdered. Sh kllleid her.eplf. 1 .saw her do it. Sine August in ItlO.' she has heen infatuat ed with me One day while deliver Inp goods to the Sapp home slie lol' me she loved me and rould not livi without my affections, i did nothin; toward rpciprocating lier advances. " told: her that I loved my wife am children and could not toaro ihom fo her. • She continuecj in her protest;: tions of love for meiatid eaireated mi to leave my family for lier^ This ha' continued during the past'two yearf , Of late she has heen coming to m; housA at night callin.t; ine out by tap ping'on the window. One-' my liitli boy heard her and .saw liji' ihrotic' the window and told me ili.4t a wnma- was calling for me. Oii.?Tuesday night before ,jhe mnrdoi she tialled again at the liou.'ie. ft wa" quite' late. I answered hfr call bu urged her (o go home and t''Vo up Jie 1 Infatuation for mo. She r^njalned It the yard with me until nearl.v ihre o'cloij-k. A\Tiiii 1 re|.til.-eij ,lur art vancps f>he grew wild, and,.drawing ; razor from tin.- fold.-- of her dres threaiened to take her lll 'f. She eve' drew the razor lichtly ;acjo.=a he: throat and llnally by entreaties 1 go her to go home. Fei'ltn^i; that sYf would come to my Iio ;isc ft 1 did no go to her 1 went to the Saffp home oi Thursday and AVednesday nights, am talked with her, siill bcg^-'lng her u give up her attentions to m^.!' "Ip' order to keep her froni comin- to my house and :iIso to priH-ent ho from carrying out her thpeat of sui cide 1 went to the Sajip Vofiae a.:;=ii on Friday ui.^llt and wlii.>;t:ert for her the. signal we tised. She aisswered tlr call. I then told her that" I had to!' my wife everything ahouw. her rela tions, and that they had in cease a once. She said she did nor: believe it but I told her h had to if;; that wt must-see one another no more. •She then answered, 'If that is s< I will kill myself as 1 said I would Draw'lng the razor she slashed he throat, making two gashes, one fron either side and fell over, near th. fonc^. She screamed once 1>efore cut tins herself and once after the slash her up my hand caughtaifkcv'"tow "Wien i reached forwaW to hok ber up my ri<!lit hM« caughrthe razo which was still «gbt III hot hand. ) was 'eicited over the terrible thing and in my daxeil condiUoii clung fc the raxor and ran out the bajck yard td my home live blocks »»»y where I washed the bloody razor In a biicUel. I reliiriiod shortly to fhirl a big crowd there and wh -n 1 got an opporiunliy throw the razor down on the ground near the spot where the body was foimd. "I afterward wrote onl a confession and hid it at my hojse. Shortly after I had written it it was missing and I •believed th? detective who hal visited my hoiK5e ana talked with me about the deed had secured it. and so I decided to fell it ill to tlio oflicers." I Whitlow was brought to lola anil placed In Jail. lie will t 11 his st(ry to the coroner's Jtrry this afternoon ! He is terribly wrought up over the affair. It is believed that his Idea m writinc: the confession was'to commit suicide. Whitlow has borne a good reputation and is said to have been kind to his wife and family. His wife tioars out his statement that he told her of Miss Sapps infatuat "on for him. There is a feeling In .Moran that W.>iiilow may have done the d:'ed himself. It is said Ihat not siiOicient 'ime elapsed between the tin e the ;irl left the house and her cries w.->re ;icard. for the controversy which ^\^lit 'ow says took place between himself •ind .Miss Sapp. to have occurred, 'ohn Sapp. father of the ulrl. says i» ^ murder. ' He do;»« not believe th. ^tory as told by Whitlow. He is in 'ola today. -A'loiher reason why the 'nici.le heory is d'lUliied IK iliat it would 'lave l>oi-u a physical imjiossibility for 1 girl of .\l'ss Sapp's strength to have Tflicted as deep gashes as wero cnr irro.ss her throat. There weie al.so "narks on her fingers and hands •vhirh mif;ht indicate a siriipgb' Attempt<i Snicidc, That Whitlow is imable to stand the strain of the awful affair is evidenc •d by the fact that while beln? •irouirht to lola last night by the of- leers he made an mi.=inccessful at•empt at suicide, by taking W:iort alcohol. WTiili* the u&rzy was /Iriving 'rom Moran io Lallarpe. one of the officers smellr^d what he thought was iqtinr. He paid no attention to it. however, until it was n<itieei! thai Whitlow was finite sick. It was then ••"elieved that he had taken a poison ind upon arriving in Tola Coroner Held made use of the sroniacli pump ir.d it was discovered that \V'.ii"tlow had taken wood alcohol. It is very ''kely that he has been carrying tl.'.- •HJison around for several days, as the iHlcers cannot explain IioW he eoulrt 'lave gotten it after they took him =nto custody. ^\'hit!ow is a man about 12 yeart. lid and has three childri-n, two son; ind a little girl, the olde.-t a bo.v beinp 3 years of age. I..ast night when h<' lade his family' goodbye before com- ng to lola, it wa:-; a very p:iiheilc ;cene. The children, e.'^pecialiy th< ittle sir!, cliing! to his co.it ami begged H;in to come back. It is .-;aid that \\'hiiIov.- e.xpecud hi. lory to go uncontradicted a-id die loi think he would be taketi inn :iistody. Who the Jnrj- I.<J. The coroner's jury which \A I-earinf; he evidence this afiernofin con: ^o.'^od of Frank Tr .iTtr^. M. C. Hob- nson. Alt Noriliriip. .1. R. .lones. .T. A. lobinson anil W. d. Harlles. The jury •••hii'h heard the evidence in the casi- •t .Moran was ilismlssed as one of th" nenibors was a relative of Mr. WJiii- ow. Th:> jury was sworn in ft 1::!" I 'clock by Coroner I). W. TJeid. In the office of Coroner D. W. Reld AHiitlow told his story to the jury this tfteriionn. neginning back at th.- me of their first meeting in Aug isi. ]'.">:.. he told of the intiinafy tha' ad urown up between he and Miss •app and the terrible result-^. He M)0ke calmly and deliberately, telling !veryihing in detail. There was not a remor in his voice at any time and •is words hart a ring of siticerity, how •ver false they may have been. Hi^ •escription of their different meet ngs. how .Miss Sapp had stopped bin>n the street, how she had come to lis house at n\?ht and called him on' 'ly whistlina;. how he had gotten u] 'nd gone out, bogging her to leave ellini: her what the consequences o' heir intimacy must be, was dramath •nd impressive. Through the two icurs the jury listened attentively •ach leaning over in his seat, lest hf •|.se a word. When Wliltlow reach ii (he climax 9f his story, the terriblf tragedy, and looking the jury In thf •ye described with telilnc gestures the nanner in which Miss Sapp drew the -azor across her throat, his voice luivered slightly for the first time In his story. THE 50TH BIRTHDAY nin HI 'MnOLDT.CELEBRATION HE' V.W THIS .MORMX«. A B 6 PARADE WAS THE STARTER PROGRAM OF SPEECHES HE FEA- TIRE OF DIFFERENT DAYS. Hon. Clias. F. Scntt Si»oke This Afl^r- noon—\ Big Barbecue To- morrow. The good old town of Mii.ljboldt I:^ doing herself proud today in the way of fittingly celebrating iter fiftieth an niversary. Promptly at ten o'clock this morning the celebration bi^gan and will last until lain Thursday night. Kvery store in the city tmd a {.reat many of the residences are gaily dee- jprated in bunting, no effort or expense being spared to <lo justice to the occasion. There are a great many people in Humboldt who have heen there for the entire fifty years and .some longer, and today Ii; a proud day lor them. Adiled to the sincere efforts of-,lhe "old timers" to properly observe the occasion is the noise and din of many small shows such as a per.'on run;-; up against ;u county ft.irs, carnivals, etc. It i.s a ^.'ila day in HumboliU. IC;irly th!.-; morning the Humboldt band, one of the most creditable inus- Ual organiz.itions in the state, started the ball rolling and when ten o'clock came it fotmd the parade in order and ready to march. The band was in the lead and the post of honor lmtne<llately behind tueni was given to the old settlers who have been in Humboldt for fifty years or more. They were in decorated carr!agei!. The Rebecca lodge followed with the Odd Fellow.s and Anti-Ciqarefle club bringing up the rear. .\ cash prize THE WEATHER. ForUast lor Kan^s—Fair tonlirht and Wrdaesduy; wnrmfT tonlfrht. Vesterdny. Vr. .\Ro i; p. in r.i; m i p. ni r .i 8:i t> p. m . . ^ t;> 7S 8 p. m r.i Oil 10 p. m. ....... tR 12 midnight- If. r,:i .Max. Temp 70 .\lin. Temp It; .'.1 Precip. 7 p. in. .. 0 Today. Yr. A.go 2 a. ni 42 C,(\ 1 a. Ill 42 ;-.S t; :i. ni .-.c S a. ni r.i r.R 10 a. Ill .".4 60 12 midnight fil "U Precip. 7 a. in. .. n 0 IS A TRADE MONOPOLY Three Oil Companies Oiwratlng In (he Easl M ere ControllPd hy Standard. .N'ew York. Oct. S.—Information that may aiil the investigation in Ohio of the relations of the Manhalaii Oil com pnny of Ohio, anil the Standard Oil compjiny was brought out at a hearing in the federal suit against the oil combine today, when K. T. Cuthberf. president of the .Manhattan company, was called. .Mr. (^uthbert is a son of /ohn (^iihlioit. who is as.'wclated with the Standard. Cuthbert said that in lOOl the .Manhaian sold its refinery to the Solar Refining company, its oil production to the Ohio Oil company unti ihc t:ink v.ira to the T'nion Tank Line. All three companies, the witness said, he understood were controlled by the Standard. .Mr. Cuih- bert said tho capital stock of the Man haitan, after Its purchase, was gardu- ally reduced frrm two million to one hundr.-d and fifty thousand dollars. DOfiS ARK DISABLED. Setback to President Rooserelt's Html In Canehrako!;. Stanibo:il.-^T-a.. Oct. R.— .\.'>;istant Secretary Liitta started out early yes- had been offered to fbe organization j terday to find the jiresidenr at his having the largest number of members in line and It went to ilie Anti- C^garelte club. Hailing in the center of the square. Rev. Oordon. of the 3f. K. church, delivered an address of welcome, which was Intently listened to by a large crowd. An adjournment, was then taken until two o'clock this afternoon when Hon. Chas. P. Scott spoke. Captain S. .T. Stewart presided at tl-.e meeting this aftomton. Mr. Scott talked in a reminiscent mood, referring to the early hisiorj of Humboldt, commenting up the hard struggle the town has had and the courage with which the people have met the trials and difficulties and disappointments in general. Then in a congratulatory vein ho .^p-oke in a way compllment- • ry to th.* old settlers today. The speaking today is being held In the city park on account of the dampness of the groiin<Is at Riverside, but ;f there is no more rain the celebration v.'ill be continued there. The crowd for the first day is much larger than was expected. S.-'nator Ijone who wa*; to b« there this afternoon telegraphed the com- inittee in charge thai he had missed his train and would be unable fo at ttml. W<ird was also received from Congressman Campbell who was to spe.'ik on Thursday that he would he unable to keep his appointment. Hon. W. R. Stiibbs is the "main attraction" for the celebration tomorrow, and there will doubtless be a large crowd to hear hiiB. Mr. Stubbs (s in great demand just at present all over the state. His talks are making 1 hit everywhere. A big barbecue is schedule<l for tomorrow also, the ox being in the oven this afternoon. He is slightly crosseyed, has a Ro man nose, and wears glasses. He is 01' medium size. Two brothers. Alonzo and Ephriam, attended the inquest. In the course of Wliitlow's story It was brought out that he had trouble with the Sapp family when MI.«« Sapp was a puhll and he. Whitlow, a te.nch- er in the Walnut grove school. It b.-id been charged that Whitlow wa." o ntlmate with his pupil. Miss Sapp. Ill the Investigation by the board and the county superintendent he was exonerated, however. He said that he had no HI feeling against the Sapp family as a result of this trouble, however. The Jurv began que-'stlonlng Whitlow at :5:30. , F«r bMt ni QaMeat Beralto w Whitlow is not an attractive maii.l|^ .H^g^lef fflBt Gftlipu. camp In the wilderness, but at a late hour last night had not returned. It is iirestimed that when he arrived at the camp the president was out on his hunt and that Secretary I..alta found it necessary to remain over night. He took a number of porsonal letters to the iiresident. Rxcept that the tcm- jieriiiure is too humid to render physical exercise enjoyable, the president is havin.g favorable weather. Previous to his arrival there h .ad been no rain for weeks, and the conditions were most unfavorable for hunting, the breaking of the dry twigs giving warn ing to the game of the approach of its foe, and the hard surface being very trying to the feet of the hunting dogs. Indeed, .some of the dogs the presl- den is using were so di.^abled recently by this condition that they came nearly being unfit for use. The president's proverbial good luck was. however with him in this as in other matters. .V gentle rain was falling when he arrived at Stamboul on Siiturdav and there has been two or three showers since. ,\one of them has been of great dnraiiiin Inn they have well served the purpose ni pulling the f<irest In the be.'-! possible eondliion for both Ulan and tiea:^l in :-;t :ilking );aine. True, the auuosphere Is sieainiMg l)"l b<»- tWei-Il showers but. thf presidenl is ri 'pitried to bo ;howing hiiu:self capable of ri .«iiig quite superior to this condition. Indeed. ;.fi far neither heal nor rain has bet n permitted to iniOr- ffre with his sport. The camp ground is well located and while on low land !.•> not in a swamp, the .=;ite being comparatively dry. SOLD D06US BONDS SOD of Weaitby .Man PLinncd .Srbemr —A Poor Boy Needed Money. New York, Oct. s.—Lucien Mesmin the son of » wealthy importer here and Ogden W. Coffin, a school boy. art under arre.st charged with a violation of the postal laws. It Is alleged the> .sent letters to different per.sons iii Ontario, asking them to remit $5 each tor fictitious bequests of Canadian Pa cillc railway bond.s. Coffin is said to have made a confession. He entered Into a scheme with Mesniln, according to the reported confeiSlon, because he wanted to make two or three hundred dollars with which to buy a present for his widowed mother. Frost In SL Joseph, Xo. SL .Toe, Mo., Oct. 8.—-A heavy frost the first of the .season here, damaged the garden truck and late corn last night. SEEKS A NEW TRIAL ALLEGED NEW EVIDENTR IX HARTJE DIVORCE CASE. LETTiRS WRITTEN BY HiS WIFE FRO.H EIROPE TO COACHMAN SAID TO BE POIND. Asserted That Epistles Were Sent Through Help of Hotel Clerks and Others. Pitt.sbiirg. Pa., Oct. 8.—Interest in the sens.ational Hartje divorce case was revived today by the announcement thai a petition had been filed by the complainant, Augustus Hartje, wiih the justices of the superior court, siting in Philadelphia, a.sking that the ca.sc bo reopened lu order that additional evidence alleged to be damaging to the defendant, .Mary Scoti Hartje, could lie heard. The millionaire paper manufacturer it is .saidft has discovered a package of letters alleged to have been written by the two sisters of .Mrs. Hartje and Thomas Madine. the coachman, co­ respondent, and desires to show that the respondent was guilty of the charges brought against her by her husband. The letters, said to have been written by Mrs. Harije's sisters, are alleged to contain admissions with reference to the divorce case. Madiue is also alleged to havo made a confession to the attorneys of Mr. Hartje and to have lurn'^l over to them masses of documentary evidence. In the petition presented to ihij court for Mr. Hartje he recites that since the hearing In the ca.se he has secured letters written by Thomas .Madine. the coachman, while .Madine was in Ireland, to Mrs. Hartje. while she was at the Hotel Victoria in London, and others which .she wrote to the coachman from there. He relates Ihat ho is In a position to )>rove that Mns. Hartje arranged with the em­ ployes of the hotel to have the letters delivered priiaiely to her and that .she supplied .Madine with envelopes ad- dres.';ed to herself. He further avers that Mri?. Hartje arranged with a hair dre.s.ser, Ambrols of 274 tliie .street. Ilonore, Paris, to luaii leit'/ri-tUwOMUf him to Madine and that ."ihe received letters from the coaelnnan and sent money to him Throiigh the same avenue. ' He relates that the receipt rf the letters by .\L'idine were established throii.gh .Madine^s mother at Down Pat rick. Ireland, and by the testimony of the coachman's .-iisier. The petitioner sets forth that the letters were in the possession of Jladine's mother until Jiil.v of this year when he wrote for them, and that on August 5 they were delivered by Madine to a representative of Mr. Hartje in Toronto. Canada. Other letters which be petitioner says he has found since the case was heard, were written, ho alleges, by Helen Scott and Ida Scott to Howard A. Lappe of Pittsburg. Pa., in which the writers indicate that unless their parents paid them a certain sum of money each month they would "turn in" for the petitioner. These letler.- werc written according to the petition on April 27 and April 2fl. 1!)07. As a side light on the already involved Tlarije case argument will be held before the superior court tomorrow on a petition to set aside the verdict in the case of William E. Dci Costa, who was convicted of perjury on testimony given In the divorce suit. It was learned that .Madine was •narried recently and is now in Belfast. Ireland, with his wife. It is said Madine intends to make that nlace his permanent home. Mrs. .Mary Scott Hartje. who is visiting at Llg- onier Springs. Pa., in telephonic con- .ersation with this city today, refused ,o diicuss the new phases of the case w alleged by her husband. Further .tejiKailou .s in the case are expected. Concerning the letters alleged to have heen written by Ida Scoii. a sls- er of Mrs. Hartje. it is said they were iddre.ised to Howard I/.ippe of this city. It was IAIPPO wbo eloped to Voung.'iown, Ohio. with.Ida Scott last apring, but parental objections pre- tcnled the marriage. Referring to I he letters toda.v, Au- mistus Hartje said: 'Tho .se letters were written in the •irictest confidence. They were writ- en tiy a girl who expected to become he wife of the man to whom they »ere will ten. I have nothing to .say ibour the man who wlil sell the lei- ers received from his former sweet- 'u-art. fir that Is what he did. We have the letters which materially help 'o prove our case and we own them because we bought them. TOPEKA SrXDAY CLOSERS BUSY. Kan.sas City Movement Has a Connler- part In the Capital City. Topeka, Oct. H. —Tha Sunday closing movement has struck Topeka. The churches and the diurch organizations have adopted resolutions calling on the city council to pass sii'table or d'.nances if necessary and-ahe police and county ofBclals to enforce the ordinances and laws now on the statute books. A resolution was Introduced in the city council at the meetlns. to*, night instructing the police^ to close all Sunday theaters, barber shops -neat markets and all oth?r business houses not specftcally provided lor in the Kansas law on Sunday closing.! £ THE WB-ITHER. Kan.^as City. Oct. 8.—Cattle, receipts 17,00<). Steady. Native steers $ri .0t )(f ?T.00;.-Hiocker8 and'feeders fS.OO Ti 1.80; cows.and heifers $2.lO«i>5.2.''.; hulls |2.50(fi);i.7.-.; calves %iV>-,([(6.2o. Hogs—-Receipts 10,000. Strong,, five higher. Heavy $6.(i.')*fft5.2rt: packers »6.l0«i«.a.i; iilgs and light |fi.0O(g:G.63. Wheat—Unchanged to higher. Re« celpts .">6 cars. Dec. 97 *8: May $1.02%; Xo. 2 hard $1.00(R 1.02: No. 2 red SLOPE'S 1.02'/i. Corn—Unchanged to higher. Dec. '>i May 54; No. 2 mixed fiO'i: .No. 2 white t;ou@ci. Oats—Unch.inged fo higher: .\o. 2 white .'.0; No. 2 mixed 47 '/2 '?T48. ! Rye., hay. bnter. eggs all unchanged. Chlrasro .Vaiitets. ^Chicago. Oct. 8.—Cattle, receipts lO.riOO. Beeves steers $4.00<S;7J:G: cows and heifers $1.25@ri.40: stockers and feeders $2.CO@5.00. Hogs—Receipts ir ,,ono; top frt .oo; bulk |6.10@6.40. FAVORS RIVER WORK Gorernor Hoeh .Says That the State Wonld Be Greatly Helped. Topeka, Oct. 8.—"The improvement of .ii; the Inland streams, not only foi na\:gation. but to conserve the water for iirlgatlon and for manufacturing purposes, is the most gigantic and ini Itcrtant proposition that has ever been tfik'n up in this tjountry and Kansas is for it, enthusiastically so,'* saiii Governor Hoch today on his return from the deep waterwa.vs convention in .Memphis. "The river transiwria- tion problem is of great importance to Kan.'^ias. even though it has no navi gable streams. Water transportatio'i will help Kansas freUht rates and it will bring more Industries to the West and South. "On the trip the Inland waterways commission came aboard our boat and outlined to us a new national policy for the improvement of all navigable flropms, plans for holding th<! water in 'non-navigable streams for indu.s- lii'ii purposes, for holding the public lands and for the reservation and res- for.-itlon of the forests. They asked as fo subscribe to this and help mal: the big convention in Washington m /aiuiary a sticcess. >Vo told ihem we were for all these grojio.^itioiis.. bul' yater tran.sporui^ion and we v,ante<l io make; this a succe .=«5. "The navigation of the iulani streams and the improvement of these by the government mean.^ the remov al of the trade supremacy to thf West and Sosith from the Eas:. Thai convention in Memphis was the begin ning of a new industrial South. It is of great importance to the West also. The building of a 14 foot <hannel froir the lakes to the gulf will help us am! there will bo man.v iniprovement> made in the Mis.souri and that w I help U.S. Kansas will help all of these projects and we shall have an Im portant part in the bic convention tc shaiie this new national pr.Iicy in Washington In .Tantiary.*' .i ARE GOING OUT FAST. GOVERNMENT EXPENDITDBESI EXCEED THE REVENFES. DEFICIT FDR THE FIRST QUARTER PLANS OrTLINED WILL ADD TO THE DRAIN. Refe^pts From AH Sources for Three Months, Endea September 8», Were *l «.>is ;i,00O. NO PERKINS POISON Analysis Not Quite Completed, But No Different Result Likely. Kansas City, Oct. 8.—^The examination of the stomach of Lucius H. Perkins of Lawrence, Kas., which has been in jirogress in the city chemist'^ laboratories for the past three weeks has so far shown no jioison. Perkins, covered by $600,000 life Insurance fell from the roof of hi.-; residence. H» had gone there to look after repairs He died, presumably as a result of thf fall. Insurance companies had the bod.* exhumed, armed with an order oi court, but thi- widow has 8iif ?d foi damages because th'- boily was exhumed without her consent. Chenilstv will be working for ten da.vs yet oi the analysis of the stomach, but so fat they have found no poison n <ir an> indication that a poison will be found The insurance companies declare Per kins took poison and then fell off hi: own roof. The chemist will make £ report to the federal court at Topeka as soon as he completes hi.-i analysis. Washington. Oct. ;8.—The marked change in the condition of. public' finances at the end bfjSepetmber, being the clds^ of. tlie-first fluarter of the nscal year, fully bears out the prediction made by tre^ury officials and by Chairman Tawney,' 6( the appropriations conmUtee of 'the house, that there would be a'considerable falUng .Iff in the net surplus of receipts over expenditures during the current fiscal year. l|he difference In the ivsmts at the epd of thia first quarter compared w^tb the ^nd of September a year ago, amouiited approximately to nearly $11,000,000.' The most notable feature In the change In public: finances Is In the heavy Increase in expenditures. The treasury Is finding it difficult to main- lain a balance on the right side of the ledger and at the; same time meet the d.\aciing demand.<; .under the appropriations of the -last congress. The month of September showed almost iireclsely the same aggregate receipts, namely, $51,400,000.' as resulted a year ago. the toU ^lbelng In fact- a little less than that of last September. At the same tlnie • the expenditures were nearly • $8,0{I0;000 In excess of those a year ago., The.total for September this year ;was^48,.''i3fi,000. Yet In the face. Qf :-j^^*fe88 of expenditures over reecipfl^W' September of this year compareid with Inst >'ear, the :iet excess of receipts 'amount* ed to nearly • $3,000,000. Thus it was that last year the excess Of receipts over expehdltures was more -ban $11,000,000. • For the three months of the quarter l«ndlng September'30 the receipts from jjU SQiirnfis, nmoiinting to $16.'>,!>71;0<i0^ WHiH jliuifr-ft^giWWiOiO In excess, of the receipts for the corresponding fieriod of last year. -But for the same time this year the total expenditures amounted approximately to $170,000,100, against $154,000,000 for the first itiarter of the fiscal year a year ago. The het results of these operations la treasury finances^ are thus shown to be a. deficit for.: tbe^^CPt quarter of this .vear amount|i #Tlo ^bout $4,500,000, compared with a surplus at the end of September last" year of nearly $6,000,000. , The probable 'tendency of receipts ind expenditures^ for the remainder of the fiscal yean will-bie-Ia the direction of increased receipt^ and dlminishine expenditures. This will be true with respect to expenditures incurred un- 1er appropriatioi)^ 'of congress of a vear ago. but what, the coming congress will do in imposing charges up-: on the treasury requiring imtaiediate payment Is a matter- of conjecture only. Certain it Isithat the plans outlined for increased expenditures on iccount of the army and navy, especially the latter. Including additions to •be costly battleship squadron, will jntai! heavj* burdens upon the treasury balances. The available cash balance at the end of the 'first quarter of the fiscal year was slightly above $240,000,000, and the deposits in national banks, under the orders for public- deposits, had reached |1S8,> 100,000. GODNT VOTE TODAY KAX.SAS FACTORY LAWS OBEYED Very Few of the 417 Places Inspeetei' Had to Make .Iny Changes. Topeka, Oct. S.-—W. L. .V. John.son slate lalior commissioner, finished hh report of the fnctor>- inspection work for the first quarter of the present fiscal year today. In the three month' 417 factories, employing 13.098 pe^ .sons, were inspected. In these factories there were found 1S3 childrer from 14 to IS years old. Only five under the legal age were found. Thi commissioner recently m.ade a rulin> that all persons under 18, who wock In factories, must provide certiflcafer showing their ages, although the law only requires those from 14. to If vears old to have such certificates This was done to avoid errors whet the inspector was In doubt. In practically every Instance th' owners of factories have complied with the regulations about the guarding of belts and machinery. Onlj fifteen of the factories were founr" liibject to changes. The proper cen- tilatlon and lighting arrangcmenf^ were made in 407 of the factories Inspected. The inspectors had to makr recomendatlons for changes or bet fer provisions for safety in only about one-quarter of the places vtslted. Oklahoma CanvoRslni? Board to Meet In Gatbrie.- Cuihrle, O. T., Oct. R.—It was currently reported hero tonight that VTm. H. ^iun•ay. president of the constitutional convention.- wljl attempt to act as a member of the Oklahoma canvassing board, which meets tomorrow to canva .''s the vote of the recent state ^•lection. If ho does .so he will plead the election ordinance which gives iiiip a richt to act on election matters when Governor Frantz falls to acr. If he attempts to serve on the loard there will be trouble, as Secretary Fllson, a member of the board, stated tonlcht that he will not be al- i .o 'ved to do so. Governor Frantz is •^ut of town and would not act on the board. :l)ecause he was a candidate Iff the flection. Governor-elect Haskell stated tonight that hi» does not know" whether Mr. Murray will attempt to-.ct or not. Fraiik Hubbard, defeated for congress In^ the Third district on the face of unofPcial returns, arrived ih Guthrie tonight and it is un- lerstodd will contest Davenport's election before the board, claiming •raud in Okfuskee and Muskogee :ounty. The two canvassing, boards will Tieet at ten o'clock Tuesday morning tnd expect to go; through in two or hretr days if legal entanglements are ifit (encountered. S. "W. H^yes of '^hlckasha. and ,JL W. Ledbetter. ot \.rdmore. who were nttomeys for tKo >3npti(i.ttidnal coiiveQtlon. arrived tii>- Right to watch the cOtut and be ready Tith legal advice in case of contests. • FRANK Monnliiger of Chaoute. Is In the dty^ today OQ ft bnataem TMt

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