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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, . 1906.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS.
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J. Murphy of Oounoil Bhffs Loses LI
MEETS FREIGHT AT CALIFORNIA JUNCTION
EarM Feoplein El Cham by Sticking, to
Port to the Last.
NOT A SINGLE PASSENGER IS HURT
Enrino Turns Completely Oyer, Buryins:
Murphy' Under It
FIREMAN JUMPS AND ESCAPES INJURY
Hail Clerk Eodeen of Oonnoil Bluffs Eat
RELIEF TRAIN PROMPTLY ON THE SCENE
Tralm Palled Arenas Oat Other
Track Proeeede to St. Paal
wltk a Delay t Ahowt
MISSOURI TALX.EY, la., June .-(8pe.
rial Telegram.) Northwestern passenger
train No. 11, from Omaha to St. Paul, col
lided with a freight train at California
Junction, six miles want of here, at !.4S
tonight, wrecking the engine and mall cnr
of No. U and causing the death of Engineer
J. Murphy of Council Bluffs, who was pull
ing the passenger.
The reason for the freight train stand
ln on the main line In front of the pas
Senear has not yet been ascertained and
will ba brought out by an Investigation
Engine 108 of No. 11, which Is one of the
largest typee of passenger engines used by
the Northwestern, was turned completely
over, pinioning Engineer Murphy under
the boiler and killing him Instantly.
The fireman, C. J. Bklpton, also of Council
'Bluffs, received a few bruises, but nothing
Postal Clerk Rogers,', also of Council
Bluffs, waa bruised, but not seriously In
lured. The other mall clerks were shaken
up pretty badly.
The passengers were all of them given
a lively shaking up, but none waa Injured.
Among the passengers were a number of
The mall and baggage cars were badly
mashed, but the coaohes art Intact.
It seems miraculous that more people were
not killed or Injured and this was probably
due to the fact that Murphy stuck 'to his
post , to the last moment and made heroic
efforts to atop his train after he aaw that
an accident waa unavoidable.
A relief train waa . starteu . from here
Immediately, carrying surgeons, bu'. luckily
there waa not much Work for them. No
11" .was pulled-back 'througtr'asidlng and
resumed its 'trip after a delay of about
tro hotira, ' ) .
Engineer Murphy had been In the employ
of the Northwestern for about twenty-five
year and was one of lta most sure and
trusted engineers. He waa very well liked
- a. id his loaa Is keenly felt by all railroad
men In this vicinity. .
TRADE WITH THE CHINESE
Phcaosaeaal lacerase la Exports to
that Coaatry la Past Tea
WASHINGTON, June i-The trade of
the United Btates with China, says
bulletin Issued by the Department of Com
merce and Labor showa a rapid growth
during the past decade, especially In ex
ports ' to that country, though the Im
ports from China also show an Increase
Total exports to China during the calen
dar year lfKC were 88.703.922, and In 1906,
S4a.74,793. Total Imports from China were
In 1M ta.S42.SisO. and in 1906. t2S.113.811. In
addition to the export direct, the bulla.
Ua says, there should be considered those
to Hong Kong, a British colony on the
coast of China, which Is In fact a door
through which large quantities of mer
chandise enter that country. To Hong
Kstvg the exports of the United States
from H.ter.SiS In 1896 to S8.080.828 In
MM, and the Imports from Hong Kong
grew from ll.3M.9M In 1896 to 11.8X5,063 In
1906. In ISO the exports to China were
S'.'7.&,B. and In 1908. $11,970,138.
The phenomenal growth In 1906 the bul
letin attributes to large contracts for
American cotton clothes made In the lat
ter part of 1804 In the expectation that
Manchuria and, other aectlona of northern
China would ba open to commerce In 1906.
The bulletin say the United States seems
to have supplied about 30 per cent of the
imports Into China la 1906, Including Hong
Kong, as against I per cent in 1890, 8 per
cent In ISM and about IS per cent In 1904.
Raw silk Imports from China Into the
United Statea In the calendar year 1906
were tS.aoo.ES9: tea, S&.154.M0. and carpet
and, wool, tl.104.es.
la the fiscal year 1906 opium Imports
from China amounted to $1,463,948,
WU TING FANG IS TO RETIRE
Dlsgrosted with tha Correptloa
( Official Life la
PEKING. June t.-Wu Ting Fang, former
Chinee minister to Washington, has left
Peking on a leave of absence. It la said
that he wll probably live In Shanghai, be
- Ing disgusted with Chlnesa official life.
After he returned from America Wu Ting
Pang gained considerable Influence over
the empress dowager, but the court officials
threw obstacles In the path of his reform
scheme and'thelr Intrigues Anally relegated
him to minor offices without power. He
has been outspoken la his denunciations of
th rottenness of Chinese officialdom. A
few years ago he would have lost his head
for hie plain speaking.
PEKING. Jus 8 -James W. Ragsdal.
th American consul general at Tien Tain,
gav a farewell reception yesterday to Dr.
Tenny. who will Ball from Kobe, Japan.
June M, on the steamer Tango Maru for
Seattle, accompanied by forty-flv Chines
tudents, who will b distributed among
tha eastern college, all th Americans
residing In Tien Tsln attended the recep
tion. Th students whom Dr. Tenny will
conduct to America belong to good Chinese
famllle and all speak English. They !.av
been outfitted altb foreign clothe, and they
will hav tbelr aueue out befr leaving
FLOWERS FOR CONFEDERATES
Impressive Services Held at the
National Cemetery at
WASHINGTON, June 3. Several thou
nd persons today visited the' natlon.il
rnetery at Arlington, where, with music
and oratory, tribute waa paid to the con
federate soldiers whose bodies lie at rest
beside the soldiers of the north. The
exercises were held In the cenfederate
action of the cemetery where lie 27 con
federates who died In hospitals and
prisons In the vicinity of Washington
and whose bodies were placed there
through the act of the late President Mc
Klnley. The services were under the
auspices of the Confederste Veteran as
sociation of Washington, the Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Southern Re
Music was furnished by the Thirteenth
Cavalry band. Addresses wpre made by
Representative John Sharp Williams of
Mississippi and Hilary A. Herbert, former
secretary of the navy. A feature of the
exercises was the unveiling of the floral
"Southern Cross" by Miss Elizabeth
Oould. It was the gift of A. J. McLaurin,
Camp No. SOt, United Confederate Veter
ans of the District of Columbia. An im
mense floral wreath, on which was In
scribed the word "Fraternity." the girt
of the confederate societies of the district,
was placed on the monument to the, un
known union dead, while a beautiful cli
max of the day's ceremonies was the
decoration of the newly made grave of
General Joseph Wheeler.
It Is proposed ' to erect a monument to
the confederate dead In the section al
lotted to them, and during his speech
Mr. Williams read a letter from Secre
tary Taft, in which the latter said It
would give him great pleasure to afford
the confederates this right, provided.
however, its form," size and the Inscrip
tion' to be placed thereon was approved
bye the proper authorities. Mr. Williams
said he would have an Inscription along
the lines of "Charity towards all; malice
toward none." He auggested the follow
Sacred to the memorv of our dear annth.
em boys who gave to the land they lived
in and to the land they loved, as a per
petual and saving memorial of their de
votion to the cause of the civilisation of
meir race; all their Ood had given them
Mr. Herbert said, in part:
But we Were defeated Hie rnnflsri.ii
la desd. and With it Is hurled forever lha
doctrine of secession. Did vou or I. there
fore, wh,o fought for the confederacy shed
our blood in vainT Did they die In vain,
these comrades of ours, whose graves we
decorate today? No, no, a thousand times
no. If this union Is now more perfect
than ever the fathers dreamed of. it is
because, first, there are now no unsettled
questions to divide us; and. after that,
chiefly because of the courage and devo
tion displayed on both sides during the
civil war. These are the reasons why
respect, confidence, admiration have taken
the Dalce of hatred and distrust, and mil
of the graves In which sectionalism was
burled there has arisen the triumphant
spirit or Americanism.
History will decide that those dead
comrades of ours were not rebels and
public opinion Is even tending toward that
CLUB WOMEN REST FOR A DAY
Delea-atee to Geaeral Federatloa Pat
. he. Tina Soaday Slgrht-, . .
From a Staff Correspondent.)
ST. PAl'U Minn., June t. (Special Tel
egram.) Sunday brought a welcome respite
In the strenuous round of the eighth bien
nial of the Oeneral Federation of Women's
Clubs and the club women spent the day
sightseeing. A dinner party at noon. In
which about sixty members of the Iowa
delegation participated, waa a feature of the
day. The Iowa delegation Is now the larg
est, 100 women having registered.
In accordance with custom, an honorary
president of the General Federation will be
elected thla year and Mra. D. N. Cooly of
Dubuque. Ia., will receive that honor this
week. Mrs. Cooiey Is one of the pioneer
club women of Iowa.
The committee appointed by the council
to confer with the California delegatea and
report to the convention regarding the moat
practical assistance the federation can give
the clubs in and about San Francisco
which suffered from the earthquake and
nre will make the following recommenda
tlon Monday: '
First That 82,000 be paid at once from the
treasury of the General Federation to the
treasury of the California State Federa
tion to be used by the executive board of
that organization according to its best judg
ment In th reorganization of club work
in the nan Francisco district.
Second That the Oeneral Federation
treasurer be authorised to receive all con
trlbutlona from clubs, federations and Indi
vlduals. these funds to be nald by the Gen
eral Federation treasurer to the treasurer
of the California Federation.
For the first time in the history of the
Women's General Federation a meeting was
held on Sunday. A delightful program had
been prepared for the vesper service in the
People's church at 8:90 o'clock. Mra L.
Conley Ward of Chicago spoke and trier
waa some good music.
Prof. 8. H. Clark of the Chicago nnlvrs ty
In the evening gave a reading of tha book
Tomorrow will b forestry day at the bl
ennlal and the program will be In charge
of Mrs. Lydla Phillips Williams, chairman
of the forestry committee.
MINISTRY AVERTS CONFLICT
Decides to Sapport Meaaar for th
Aholltloa of the Death
ST. PETERSBURG, June S.-The possl
blllty of a conflict between the lower house
of Parliament and the government over
the abolition of the death penalty, accord
ing to the Reich, haa been obviated by
the decision of the ministry to support
such a measure, due to the initiative of
Minister of Justloe Chtcheglovltoft. It is
doubtful, however, tha paper says, whether
thla will extend to cases under martial
law. which ia exactly the point denned
by the house. There were no other devel
opments In the political attuation today.
The caucus of constitutional democrats
waa of short duration and thinly attended,
a majority of th member of th party
taking a holiday In Finland.
Baron Frisch, bead of th department
of legislation in the council of the empire,
haa been appointed president of the coun
cil. Prof. 1-a r Retires.
YANKTON. 8. D. June S.-(SpeclaX-Prof.
C. W. Lay, for thirteen yeara finan
cial manager and secretary of Tankton
college, left yesterday for hla old home at
Kewanee, III., to assume business cares
at th request of his father. Th depart
ing member of the college faculty was
tendered a reception at the gymnasium th
night before and waa presented with a
handsome silver set by the students aa a
token of the high esteem la which be baa
iUws been held.
CASSATT MAKES STATEMENT
Comes Horn to Take Part in Intestifation
of FennsyWania Affair,
MATTERS TO BE GONE INTO THOROUGHLY
If Wrong Has Reea Doae Oallty Will
Be Paalshed. hat Faithful Em
ployee Will ot Be Sarrlaced
to Pahlle Clamor.
PHILADELPHIA. June 3.-A. J. Cassatt,
president of the Pennsylvania Railroad
company, arrived at his home at Haver-
ford. Pa., a suburb of this city, from Eu
rope about noon today. He will be at hla
office In Philadelphia tomorrow morning.
This morning Mr. Cassatt gave to the As-
clated Press the following statement.
Mr Cassatt said he had returned home
to take part In tha Investigation by the
board of directors of the Pennsylvania
Railroad company Into the matters that
had been disclosed during his absence in
the proceedings before the Interstate Com
merce commission. Ha had received only
brief cable reporta from the office of the
company and knew nothing of the de-
taila. but from these reports and cables
to the London press he had learned that
charges had been made against certain
officials of the acceptance of bribes from
coal operators. The board would Investi
gate all such charges exhaustively, and if
any officer or employe should be found
guilty of corrupt practices ha would he
summarily dealt with.
Referring to the testimony of certain
officers that they held stocks of cosl com
panies and to the lnferenoe drawn by the
newspapers that favoritism and discrim
ination on a large scale had been prac
tlced for the benefit of the companies
whose stocks were thus held, MV Cassatt
said that while such ownership by officers
In. a position to exercise favoritism and
therefore liable to suspicion was no doubt
Inadvisable and unfortunate. It was not
an offense In Itself, if the stocks were
properly acquired, and waa not contraiy
to the bylawa of the company; In fact,
the management had In the earlier yeara
of the company encouraged its officers to
aid In the development of Industrie
along Its line. The wrong. If any had
been done, waa in the alleged favoritism,
There could be no favoritism In rates,
aa shippers of coal and all other freights
were on an abaolute equality; all paid
the full tariff rate without rebate.
Only One Chaace.
Mr. Cassatt made himself personally re
sponsible for the absolute correctness of
this etatement. If there was any .dlscrim
inatlon It could only be In the distribution
of empty coal cars, and so far a he knew
no proof hr 1 been produced that the of
ficers' concerned had been guilty of such
favoritism. The board would, however.
also ' inquire ' carefully Into these matter
and If there had been any wrong doing
would take proper action, but It would not
sacrifice faithful and efficient officers to
a manufactured and mistaken public opin
ion. The board would also, no doubt, con-
cider- the- general )iston-of the proreiety
of th ownership by officer and employes
of stocks of coal and other oompante using
the Pennsylvania Railroad company's line
and make regulations In relation thereto,
There had always been a shortage of coal
cars during periods of every year and In
recent years this condition had been ag
gravated by the great Increase In the pro
duction of coal, notwithstanding the very
large Increases the company had made In
Its equipment. This had given rise to
many complaints, and aa a- natural se
quence to charges of discrimination. If
the output of coal should continue to In
crease in the same ratio aa In the past
few years It might not be possible to pro
vide sufficient equipment to avoid a short
age in car supplies. In view of this and
the suspicion which such ownership would
create, officers having to do with the dig
trlbutlon of empty cars ought not to own
coal stocks, but to prohibit all officers and
employes- from holding atock of companies
having bualness with , the Pennsylvania
Railroad company would practically bar
them from investing in the stocks of com
panies located In the state of Pennsylvania
and In a half dozen other statea.
Sabject la Complicated.
The s.bject was troublesome and com
plicated. It would do no good, but harm,
to adopt unworkable and unforceable reg
ulaliona. The question must be handled
In a reasonable and practicable way, and
Mr. Cassatt had no doubt the board would
aucceed In solving It satisfactorily and In
formulating proper rulea of conduct In
tnla respect for the officers.
Though the testimony before the com,
mission might disclose instancea of Indi
vidual misconduct, and though an effort,
seemingly organised, had been made to
place the management In the most un
favorable light, Mr. Cassatt asserted that
the company's affairs were honestly eon
ducted In the Interest of the sharehold
ers and with a with a full recognition of
Its duty to th public. Th company had
In Its employment over WO.OOO men, who
In their respective spheres had no su
periors anywhere. Th management had
in the paat shown Itself entitled to the
confidence of the public, and It should
be trusted now to deal properly with th
present situation. Mr. Cassatt thought,
too, that the management deserved better
treatment than it had received from the
press, and particularly from th press of
th company's horn stare. It. had ren
dered an Immense service to tha public
and to the cause of honenly and decency
In the conduct of the trannrximtlon bual
ness, when, in the early part of th year
1900, two years before the passage of the
Elkins act. It gave notice that no more
rebates would bo paid and that all ship
pers, great and mall, would be placed
upon a basie of perfect equality. It had
thus inaugurated a movement which,
having been Joined in by other railroads
and aided later by th pasrag of the
Elklna act, lad destroyed a vlcltin y
tern almoat as old aa th railroads them
selves, and which had become so deeply
rooted that many experienced railroad
men doubted th powlbillty of eradicating
It. The management had done other
thing that deserved the commendation
of the public and of the press. It had
taken the company out of politics and it
had done away with the free paa evil.
But the press generally. In Its hostility
toward th railroads, was only falling In
line with an antl-corporatlon public senti
ment which had been created by some
of the leaders of the two great political
parties, who were trying to outbid each
other for popular support by attacking
large vested Interests Indiscriminately.
If thla courae Were pursued much longer
tt could only result in undermining con.
fldence la th suspension of improve
ment and In general business depression,
from which lb whol country would suf-
NSURGENT LEADERS ON DECK
Assemble for Prellmlaarlea of tooth
Dakota Repahllcaa Cos-
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. June 8. (Special.)
Republican leaders and delegates already
are arriving here for the republican state
convention, which will be railed to order
at noon on 9uefKlay . by Frank Crane,
chairman of the republican state commit
tee. The big rush will take place Mon
day, and by Monday evening practically
every delegate will be In th city ready
for the convention of the next day.
The various local committees which have
charge of the arrangements for the con
vention estimate that by Tuesday there
will be In the neighborhood of X9CO visitor
in the city. Special arrangements have
been made for caring for a large crowd
and all who come will be provided with
the necessary accommodations.
The Minnehaha county delegation, which
consists of eighty-six members, the great
est number of any county In the state.
wilt hold a caucus at 6 o'clock Monday
afternoon, the official call for the caucus
having been leaned. , Th delegation I
composed of Insurgent republicans and
will be with the majority In the conven
tion. . , ,
Among the leaders of the republican
faction which wlllskave control of th
state convention whol were early on the
ground Is Senator Gamble of Tankton,
who it la conceded will be Indorsed by the
convention forelectlin aa his own suc
James D. Elliott of'iTyndall, until a few
weekr ago United lit a tee attorney for
South Dakota, and chfrf lieutenant of Sen
ator Gamble, also wfes an early arrival
and will remain until she state convention
Is over. He has few i, superiors aa an or
ganizer, and will take no small part In
organizing the lnsurartnt republican dele
gates In the atate convention.
Coe I. Crawford of i Huron, one of the
original Insurgents In the state and who
will be nominated fov governor, was an
arrival Saturday evening. He is one of
the best known republicans In the state
and finds his present ftttuatlorr much dif
ferent from what It waa two years ago,
when he was a candidate for nomination
to the office of governor, but had far from
a majority of the delegatea to the state
convention. In the convention Tuesday he
will receive In th neighborhood of two
thirds of the votes.
Among the conspicuous figures slready
In the city is Colonel W. H. Parker of
Deadwood, present state's attorney of
Lawrence county, who ,1s an insurgent re
publican candidate for nomination to con
gress. He Is opposed a Mayor Frederick
N. Emrlck of Rapid City. Emrlck car
ried his 6wn county, i Pennington, while
Colonel Parker ia somewhat handicapped
by having had his county captured by the
stalwarts. t -.
Among others who are in the city are
Attorney Oeneral , Phllo Hall, insurgent
candidate for nomination to congress, and
State Senator C. H. Casslll of .Canton, who
has no opposition for. 1 nomination to the
office of state treasure-. ,
M. M. Ratner of MHlbank. the present
state superintendent of public Instruction,
also Is among those alirady on the ground.
Although he belongs tp th stalwart fac
tion of South Dakotajp-rpubltcana. he haa
not abandoned hopes on ."ecelvrng th nom
ination at Tuesday's convention for, th
office he now holds.
The big event of Monday will be the ad
dress to be delivered In the auditorium
In the evening by Iieslie M. Shaw, secre
tary of the treasury, under the auspices
of the Republican State league. W. G.
Porter, president of the league, has re
ceived from Secretary Shaw positive as
surances' that he will reach Sioux Falls
at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon over the
YANKTON, 8. D., June S. (Special.)
Already Tankton Is beginning to show
signs of the coming state democratic con
vention, which will be called to order In
this city at the opera house on Tuesday.
June 6. at 12 o'clock noon. Major C.
Boyd Barrett of Aberdeen, chairman of
the state democratic committee, arrived
Saturday and Immediately established
headquartera at the Pierce hotel. The vet
eran Journalist, battle scarred old soldier,
alwaya aeeing the sunny side of life, is as
sanguine of a great democratic victory
at the polls next election In this state as
ever he waa In the past. He is already
claiming every precinct in the atate and
says the state democratic convention will
do more than "go through the motions,"
and that la, nominate th winning ticket.
RANCHMAN COMMITS SUICIDE
III Health tha Oaly Beaaoa Which
Css Be Asalaraed for
CASPER. Wyo., June 3. (Special Tele
gram.) John Adams, residing Ave miles
from Casper, committed suicide last night
by ahootlng himself with a rifle. He had
been in town during the day and appeared
to be In good spirits and no motlv ia
known for his act, exoept that he had suf
fered from 111 health for some time. At
the time he shot himself his wife and
three children and a negro and servant
were in the house. Adams arose from the
supper table and, going Into a bedroom,
lay down on the bed. Taking a rifle ha
placed the muzzle under hi chin and
pulled the trigger. The charge tore away
tht entire left side of his head, killing
him Instantly. Coroner W. E. Tubba em
panelled a Jury and went to the scene.
The funeral will b held tomorrow.
HERDER KILLED BY RAKCHMAM
Act Said to Have Beea Dob la Self
Defenee. CASPER. Wyo., June S. (8peclal Tele
gram) Frank Btarks. a prominnt sheep
man of this place, shot and killed one of
hla herders in the southern part of this
Votinty enter day. Details of the affair
are meager and nothing official has been
received. Btarks' wife left at one for
th sheep camp upon learning the new.
She said that the herder had tried to cre
ate dissatisfaction among the other em
ployes tn that vicinity, and when Starks
consulted him in regard to It the herder
attacked him with an axe and Starka shot
in self defense. Btarks Is known as a
peaceful man and la highly respected here.
He has held public office In thla county
and was last year recorder of brands.
NEBRASKA CITT, Neb.. June S'.- Spe
cial.) Yesterday afternoon Re. L. G. Leg
gett of the First Presbyterian church
united In marriage Mr. Henry O. Cooksen
and Mis Mary MacCualg. at th horn of
th bride' mother. Mra Elisabeth Mac
Cualg at tl North Tenth street. The bride
Is a daughter of the late Donald MacCualg.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooksen left last night for
th south and will make Uitlr horn la Kan
OUIET AGAIN AT THE MINES
American Volunteer Hare Returned to
, Tbeir Home in Aritona.
ALL CIVILIANS ARE BEING DISMISSED
Mealraat Aathorltlea o the Grooad
ad Hare Sltaatloo Well ta Hand
Six Americans aad Thirty.
Hla Mexlraaa Killed.
BISBEE, Arts., June 3. The situation at
Cananea if again normal. The American
volunteers who went across the line at
Naco with Governor Tsabel of Sonora on
Saturday morning returned to Blsbee at 6
o'clock this morning. Their services were
no longer needed, although their presence
there during Saturday oefore the .arrival
of Colonel Kosterllsky with Mexican rurales
held the situation In check.
The town Is now under martial law and
Colonel Kosterllsky la disarming Ameri
cana and Mexicans alike. A telephone
message to the Review today says not a
single shot has been fired since Saturday
afternoon at 6 o'clock. Colonel Kosterllsky,
Governor Tsabel, the governor general, aa
alsted by General Torres, are all on tha
ground a oil Colonel Greene makes the
statement that th trouble la over.
A conservative estimate of the number
killed In the two days' lighting Is thirty
six Mexicans and six Americana.
Praise for Thompson.
MEXICO CITT. June S.-There haa been
no public excitement here over the Cananea
riot, though much concern was shown by
American realdenta last night lest the
trouble mlgbt spread, through the unwise
action of the people of Cananea.
There was some censure expressed of
Consul Galbralth for what appeared to be
his onesided attitude and call for aid from
his government. That more Mexicans were
killed and wounded , than Americans Is
thought to show that the latter were pos
sibly the aggressors.
The statement of Colonel Greene that
the riot had Its cause tn a socialistic or
ganisation smong the Mexican laborers Is
ridiculed, 'as Mexican laborera have no
where any socialistic organizations.
There was a general sentiment of relief
thst the matter was in the hands of two
friendly governments, and Ambassador
Thompson's prudent and conciliatory con
duct waa praised.
A statement made by Luis E. Torres,
commander of th military lone In Sonora,
IndlcateB that the Americana opened fire
on the strlkera in the lumber yard at th
mines, which provoked the stoning that re
sulted In the desth of the brothers Met
calfe. Then, as reported. Americans in
automobiles and on horseback paased
through the streets of the town, shooting
into private residences and killing fifteen
Mexicans and wounding several people. In
cluding a child who was leaving school.
The Mexicans Immediately got their pis
tols, to be In readiness for further trouble.
Newspapers Are Impaatlal.
The morning papers content themselves
with printing the newe quite' Impartially.
The Mexican Herald says:
It Is most fortunate that In such June
tures aa this strike and riot at Conanea
that the arnvernment at Washington and
this city are so sincerely animated by a
desire to svold making a bad matter worse
by. harsh language and mutual recrimina
tions. The conduct of the Mexican govern
ment and the Roosevelt administration
has been characterized by admirable self
restraint and by an evinced friendliness
which Is gratifying to all serious and m-ell
dlsnosed oeoDle on both sides of the bound
ary line. It Is quite inevitable now that
Mexican and American labor Is so often
mingled in msny places, especially near
the border, that troubles euch as that
which haa stirred the two countries should
arise. There will be need In the future
of much tact on the local Mexican au
thorltles and American managers, as well
as private employers. Very fortunately In
the United States there Is a well-based
confidence In the uprightness and fairness
of President Diaz, who Is able to sift testi
mony and arrive at a right decision.
WASHINGTON, June t The probability
la that the four troopa of cavalry which
went to Naco, Ariz., from Fort Huachuca
on account of the riot at Cananea, Mexico,
will be ordered back to their post in a day
or two. General Bell, the chief-of-ataff.
will take up the matter with Secretary
Taft tomorrow, and If it develops that
there Is no reason why the men should
remain at Naco, they will return promptly.
Word haa come to the department front
Colonel Bteadman, the commanding officer
of the post at Fort Huachuca, that It was
never Intended that the troopa of cavalry
should cross the border line Into Mexico
with a view of quieting the troubles at
Cananea, except on explicit orders to that
effect from Washington. According to the
department it was with a view to aaaisting
In protecting citizens at Naco, where for a
time there was some difficulty, that the
troops were aent to that place. War de
partment officials say tonight that there
are no fresh developments In the situation
from the army standpoint, and in the ap
parent absence of any need for the troops
at Naco they will return to their proper
NEW CABINET IS ANNOUNCED
Emperor Fraacl Joseph Pays Cera
pllmeat to th RetlrlagT
VIENNA, June 8. The new cabinet of
Baron von Beck will be made up by Baron
Richard von Bleaert aa minister of the In
terior, Herr Ferscht, minister of commerce;
Herr Koryljskl, minister of finance; ; Herr
Derschatta, minister of railways; Herr
Marchet, minister of Inatruction; Count
Dzledussuckl, Polish minister; Herr Pacak,
Czech minister; Herr Prade, German min
ister; Count von Auersperg, minister of
agriculture, and Dr. Klein, minister of
Emperor Francis Joseph haa aent a let
ter to Prince Conrad von Hohenlohe-Schll-llngfuerst,
the retiring premier, in which
he expressed the hope that the state may
again have the benefit of th services of
OFFICERS PREVENT LYNCHING
People Were Preparlasl to Wreak
Veaareaaee W hen Police Reseae
VINCENNES, Ind., June 8. Prompt work
by officers prevented a lynching her to
night. Victor Thompson,, a whit man,
X yeara of age, was arrested, charged
with attacking the daughter of Victor
Dunno of Lawrence county. Illinois. He
escaped and ran toward the Wabash river,
being pursued by a posse of 100 men. The
sngry citizens caught him at th Main
Btrect bridge and were about to follow
the advice of "shoot blm" and "throw him
In th Wabash," voiced by many, when
the offlcera arrived and rescued th pris
Thompson waa turned over to Sheriff Carr
of Lawrence county and ia la laU'at Law-
raocvvlU, Uuaely guard 1 4
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GATHER
Fifteen Thoasand F.i peeled ta Attead
the Meeting at Mew
NF.W HAVEN. Conn., June t.-Th ad
vance 'guard of delegatea to the national
convention of the Knights of Columbus be
gan arriving on today's trains and wa re
ceived by various committees. The conven
tion will continue throughout the eek.
Headquarters for the registration of na
tional delegates and members of the orde
of whom about lB.otrt are expected, were
opened tonight In the Knighta of Columbus
Tomorrow will be given up to receptions
and concerts. On Tuesday the1 convention
will open. In the evening a grand ball will
be held in the Second regiment armory. On
Wednesday the national headquarters will
be dedicated with elaborate exercises to be
held on the New Haven green. Th ora
tion will be by Judge Morgan J. O'Brien of
New York. On Thursday the national coun
ell will reconvene to complete business
taken up at the earlier sitting. On Friday
the fourth degree of the order will be ex
empllfled. the chairs being occupied by aome
of the most prominent district mssters of
At the national council the chief items of
business will be the selection of next year's
meeting place, for which Denver, Detroit,
Chicago and Jamestown, Va are the ap
pllcanta, and the election of four national
directors. Joseph C. Pelletler of Boston and
William 8. McNamary of Boston, and
Charles A. Webber and Dr. J. E. Smith of
Brooklyn probably will be re-elected. The
council will be asked to ratify the vole
taken at the Los Angeles session f a year
ago making the four surviving incorpor
ators of the order life members of th na
tional council and depriving them of a vole
on Insurance matters. The four Incorpor
ators are Daniel Colwell, the present na
tlonal secretary; William M. Geary, Dr.
Matthew C. O'Connor and Cornelius T. Drls-
eoll. all of this city. The action of the na
tional council mentioned is due to the al
titude of the Insurance commissioner of
Missouri, who holds that nine members
with votes on Insurance matters Is not giv
ing equal representation to members of a
fraternal organization. The election of na
tional officers does not come up until next
year. - Joseph Scott of Ijon Angeles, with
George A. Connelly of San Francisco, Cal-
fornla's delegates, will bring an appeal for
aid in behalf of the stricken knights of San
The California contingent was to hav
been about 200, but the catastrophe which
affected so many members of the order led
th. California body to rest Its ess on the
plea Mr. Scott will, make on th floor of
the convention. -
ELEVEN KILLED IN A WRECK
Motor Car Jamas Track While Rossi.
Inst a Sharp Carve and
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. June 2. Eleven
persons are dead, A score seriously snd
many others slightly Injured as the result
of the overturning of a crowded electrlo
car at Moor's Corner in Eaat Provi
dence early this morning. More than 100
young men and women who had spent the
evening at Crescent park, six miles below
this city, were on a chartered car return
ing to their homes In this city, Olneyvllle
and Thornton. It Is believed that two of
the Injured will die.
GEORGE ATCHERBON, SO year.
EDWARD BRENNAN. IS.
ALICE FRANKi,IN. 11 years.
ENRICO GAMBONI. 23 yeara.
JOHN GAVIN, 20 years.
ANGELO GERMAN, 80 yesrs.
OU8TAVE GUEHTIN, 26 years.
WILT TAM LUTHER. 27 veara.
BERTHA M. KELLET, 18 years.
JOHN SCHNEIDER. 1 years.
ETHED WH1TELY. 19 years.
The motorman In charge of the car, W.
J. Lr.ueher. waa unfamiliar with the road
over which he was traveling. The car, in
open one, was of heavy build. Fog pre
vented a clear view of the road ahead,
and the motorman, unaware of the sharp
curve below, allowed th car to coaat rap
Idly down the hill. Suddenly he felt the
car swing Into the curve, and realizing the
peril applied the brakes and reversed the
power. The car. however, was thrown
Into th road twenty feet from the track.
Seven of th paasengers were pinioned
beneath the car and Instantly killed. Those
who we're able began the work of rescue.
A large Joist was utilized as a lever, a
pile of stones forming a fulcrum, and the
car was raised from th ground enough to
permit the eacap of Its prisoners. Two
persons had succeeded In escaping, when
the Joist broke under th weight of the
car and th heavy vehicle fell back, kill
ing two of the Injured. The rescuers
again ralaed the car from the ground and
kept It in position while the dead and In
jured wer removed.
Two of those taken out. John Gavin snd
George Atcheraon, both of whom had sus
tained fractured skulls, died within aa
Y. M. C. A. OFFICERS BUSY
Assemblage of Five Thousand IJsteas
to the Addresses la
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., June S.-Sunday
waa a busy day for the convention of the
employed officers of ths Toung . Men's
Christian association of North America.
The feature waa an address by Fred B.
Smith of New York to an assemblage of
t.fOO men thla afternoon.
B. I. Colton of New York conducted
tonight's meeting. The topic was "Th
Efficiency of Our Foreign Work." and ad
dresses were made by a number of the
The convention haa Indorsed th efforts
of the San Francisco Young Men's Chris
tian association to obtain St00.0ii0 with
which to replace th building destroyed In
the recent fir snd earthquake.
(lose Call for Aeroaaat.
CLEVELAND. June 8-WhIle making a
trial flight with hla airship at an amuse
ment resort today Lincoln heachey, th
young fean Francisco aeronaut, narrowly
escaped death by th collapsing of the
framework of th car. The airship was
6oO feel In th air when th accident oc
curred and B&chry waa aaved from being
dashed to the ground only by the narrow
est margin, lis managed to guide the air
ship li it 1 .1 It waa but fifty feet above th
around and altituusti It fell that dlaiajuo
Ibeachry cd with a few brulaaa.
Fifteen Oreroome by Oas During; Fir at
Harden Brothers' Store.
PROMPT WORK PREVENTS LOSS OF Lift
8nr?eons en Hand in Time U Bats Al,
from Fatal Asphyxiation.
ONE SURGEON SUCCUMBS TO THE FUMES
Dr. Elmore Faints as He Completes Hia
Share of Beioue Work.
BIG STOCK HEAVILY DAMAGED BY WATER
Antomatio Sorinklintr Apparatus Does III
Fart Too Well.
FIRE LOSS PROVES INSIGNIFICANT
Messrs. Hardea Ratlmata rtaaaaara a
Fally Half the Stork, Valaed at
affiO,4MM, All Dae to the
Tlcfore an Insignificant fire In a fumltu?9
storeroom on the fifth floor of the Haydegj
Brothers' department store was discovered
yesterday afternoon the building was prao
ttcally flooded with water from ths auto
matlc sprinkling system, which became
released at two heads near the fire. . Tha
large stock of merchandise, estimated yes
terday by William and Joseph Hay den at
SiioO.onO, was nearly half damaged by water.
The actual loss by fir was not more than
Incidental to the Mr fifteen firemen and
one police surgeon were overcome with
carbonic acid gas, which had heavily ao
cumulated in the airtight room wher tha
(Ire was discovered. Three of th firemen
and the police aurgeon were removed to
Clark son hospital, while Chief Salter was
driven to hla home. The victims wer
resuscltsted by a corps of surgeons, whs
worked hard on the fifth floor of th Hay
den building and In the Sherman Mo
Connell drug store.
Captain Jerry Sullivan of engine com
pany No. 1 was the worst stricken of thos
carried out. It required over half an hour
of hard work to bring him to a condition
which would warrant removal to a hos
pital. Flreeaea Who Were Overrosa.
Thos who had to be carried out were I
Chief Salter, Captain Sullivan, Lieutenant
Erlcson. Lieutenant Bowman, Captains
Coyle and Oleson, Lieutenant Peterson.
Driver Oliver Morrell. Truckmen Mc El
liott, liake, Oross, Blake and Plpemen
Bowen and Howley. Police Burgeon El
more succumbed at th police station after
several hours of valiant work over tha
firemen. He recovered isted la. ths day
and was able lu leave . Clarkson hospital.
While telephoning . for Second Assistant
Chief Dlneen and his men to do the clean
ing up work at: the building Assistant"
Chief Simpson had a fainting spell, but
later was able to take Chief Salter's place.
' Orlgla of Fire a Mystery.
Th origin of the Are la a mystery to '
those Interested. Spontaneous combustion
appears to be the only plaualble theory
advanced. The room In which the firs
occurred Is used for the storage of stock
furniture, and has only one outlet, which
is a door leading Into tha fifth floor of ths
Dodge street annex. The room is lighted
by a skylight The fire started In a atock
of table leavea piled closely together.
Nothing In the way of wires or anything
else which might have accounted for th
Are could be found anywhere near. When
the firemen cleared out th debris they
found a heap of charred ember several
feet deep a the remnant of th fire. Th
embers' were like charcoal, indicating, ac
cording to the theory of Assistant Chief
Simpson, that th fire smoldered several
hours before the alarm waa turned In.
.When the firemen reached the building
and Assistant Chief Simpson broke open
the front door of the building he found
that the water already had mad Its way
from the fifth to the first floor, which
required some time, only two of th sprink
ling head being released. Later someona
tried to shut oft th sprinklers from an
other floor and only mads matters wore
by turning on th water, which mlstak
waa not discovered for several mlnutea.
Gas Overcomes Firesaea.
The gaa which partially asphyxiated th
firemen waa formed from the fumes of tha
smoldering wood and had no outlet until
the firemen opened the door. To reach th
fir they wer required to press through
a narrow aisle with a hose line. Th gsaf
was so dense that th men were overosssa)
and fell to th floor Ilk tenpins a few
seconds aftsr they had extinguished th
fir. Soma of th firemen wer over com
while carrying out their comrades.
As the firemen wer carried out they
were taken down tha stairways to th
drug stor beneath and treated aa fast as
physicians could b summoned. A few of
the men who sppeared to be In a bad way
were laid on th floor of th north room
n th fifth floor and resuscitated there.
Aa fast as thy could th firemen brok
the skylights to let in fresh air.
As th fire Itself was not a serious ons
only the regular first-alarm companies re
sponded, those being engine No. I and 8,
hose 1, 1 8 and 4 and hook and ladder
1 and .
Haydea Brothers at the litis.
William and Joseph Hsyden were quickly
on the seen and pereonally directed ths
work of sweeping out the water. They
tried to locate th origin, but acknowl
edged they wer at sea as to what caused
the blase. i
Th alarm was turned In by thre young
men who wer pasaing th stor and no
tioed th water dripping. They hurried tt
the Sherman A McConnall drug stor and
sent In an alarm.
No part of th store wholly escaped
drenching, as thousands of gallons of water
dripped from th upper floor to tha base
ment. Th loss was more general on th
fourth floor, which Is heavily loaded with
shoes, leather goods, fabrics of all kinds,
wall paper, furnishings and other mer
chandise. Ths heavy stock of silks on
th first floor was saturated. Pianos, mil
linery, groceries, art goods, draparles, ear
pels, notions and other lines war more
or less damaged. A general survey of th
stock was mad by tho proprietors and an
estimated loss of about 600,0j0 was made,
although It was said the loaa may not rua
quit that high.
Steele rally leasrrd.
Th stock Is well covered by insurance,
wblch was written by A. J. Love of this
11 ty. Th roat arrival oi summer aaodf)
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