Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 07, 1907, Image 1
The .Omaha Daily Bee VOL. XXXVI NO. 277. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1007 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. A 'FRISCO CARS IDLE United Railways Oompany Fakes flo At tempt to Give Bervioe, NONUNION MEN QUARTERED IN BARNS Iffrrt to Enn Can Will Probably be Made Today. TELEPHONE SERVICE IS BADLY CRIPPLED Electrical Workers May 8triks to Aid Operators. THOUSANDS OF IRON WORKERS STILL OUT Nearly All tha Bis Laundries aia Idle Mar or and Governor Bar They Will Preserve Order. BAN FRANCISCO. May 6. The labor slt uatlqn In San Francisco today showed no chenaa from veaterdav. The street care were not running, the telephone service was badly crippled, thousands of Iron workers were still holding out for an eight hour day and nearly all of the big; laun dries were Idle. No attempt to run cars was made today. Conditions were made more serloun by the virtual suspension of telephone service. The United Railroads comrany has row a number of men quartered In Its barns In different sections of the city; and at some of them have ar ranged for the protection of the men as well as for their accommodation. Provi sions of all kinds have been stored In these strongholds and appliances for cook ing meals for the men have been provided. From the preparations already made It Is evident that the company Intends to run cars at first on the main streets covered by the system, and that no attempt will be made to operate minor lines. In an effort to bring about a peaceful settlement of the strike a committee of the Civic league called upon President Calhourt last night and urged him to sub mit the "fferences between, the company and the onion to arbitration. The reply received waa that the cars would soon be running again and the committee was urged to see that no opposition waa offered to their peaceful operation. Notices have been posted In all the car bams of the city that all employes will be expected ti report for duty on Tuesday morning or consider themselves discharged. The situation so far has been very peace ful and there are no. Indications of Im pending trouble. At the same time every preparation Is being taken by the state and civic authorities to "prevent any breach of the peace. ' Electricians Walt. After an exciting meeting lasting four hours the Electrical Workers' union, line men, No. 161, yesterday railed to reach on agreement on a proposition to strike In sympathy with the telephone girls. ' A compromise was effected w.iereby definite action was postponed Kutll the ex ecutive committee shl haw - conferred with the officials of the telephone com pany, when the company will ba Informed that unless theunlon of the-girts 1s recog nised, linemen and electricians will walk out. The company Is succeeding In giving a little better service than It waa able to do during the first days of the strike, au4 the claim Is made that It will be able to hold its position until the striking opera tors return to their posts. Bo far the tatter show no signs of giv ing in and their demands are firmly main tained. With the assistance of the line- men, should they finally dc!d4 to do I so. tney nope to mass tne sirix . more er- foctlv. The Iron workers' strike shows no Changs. The men still hold out for t'jelr demand. No violence is reported. Msny of the leading saloon men are In favor of .closing alt saloons during the continuance . of the strike and may ask the mayor to do so. Union Ha Longer Recognised. That President Calhoun of the United Railroads no longer recognises the local car men's union and that hls,?ttltuds Is final was the statement made today by bis as sistant, Thornell Mullaly. Asked whether the oompany would receive and confer with a committee of the 'strikers, if it came as representative of tha men, as Ind:idual8, Mr. Mullaly said: "Tea, but no committee representing the local union will bs recognised. The com pany has no quarrel with unionism as a principle, nor Is it opposed to organised labor as a body, but it has dona with the local oarmen's union. That union has twice broken faith with ths oompany, and has sslaed many opportunities to annoy and harrasa ths company prior to presenting ths unreasonable Impossible demand form ulated within two months after ths unl.sd railroads had granted an increaas of SO per cent In wages." Mayor Schmlts said that he had issued orders to Chtof of Police Dlnan that peace and order must be maintained at any cost, and that persons carrying arms are to be arrested, without respect to which side in ths controversy they represent. He said ha would not permit policemen to act, as motormen or conductors or to ride on ths cars as guards, his observation being that police on cars at such a time as this tend to excite violence. Nothing approaching violence has marked the strike thus far. The publlo either walks or Is hauled about In all manner of vehicles. 25 centa being ths usual fare charged. Chauffeurs are reaping a rich harveat at 15 per hour. nff, ANaELE8' 0,1 MaT -ovor;conaumer ,jons other lines whers a slm- Gillette, who has been In Los Angeles since last Baturday, was saked today what of ficial action he Vuld take In reference to the San Francisco strike situation in the event of disturbances taking placs there. The governor's reply was guarded but at the same time he left no doubt that If necessary he would take measures to preserve law and order In Ban Francisco. GIRU FATALLY HURT BY HAIL Ics Falls aa Large as Hens' Ea Cover the Graaad at Cms v Ills, Mo. CASSVILLE. Mo.. May t.-uile Beeson. 16 years old. daughter of a farmer living t near Caasviua, was rendered unconscious .today by falling hail and may die. At a late hour tonight ehe was still unconscious. The liaiistorm was the most destructive ever known In Harry county. Ice balls aa l- r-e as hen's rgv fell to a depth of two Inches. In C Seville windows with west exposure all are broken, trees are stripped t-iliio Ul ecss aca froaUj rmufsit. SUMMARY OF THE REE Tuesday, Mar T, lOT. 1907 MAY 1907 sua mom nit wio rati mi T X $ I 2 3-4 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 10 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 29 30 31 1 THE WZlTIIa, FORECAST FOR NERBASKA Partly cloudy Tuesduy; showers in east portion; warmer In southeast portion. Wednesday fair. FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair and some what cooler. Wednesday fair and warmer. Temperature at Omaha yesterday: Hour. Deg. Hour. t a. m 46 1 p. m i a. m 46 ! p. m 7 a. m 47 3 p. m 8 a. m 48 4 p. m , 9 a. m 53 5 D. m Deg. 67 61 69 66 66 ::::::: K 63 63 to a. m W p. m.. 11 m 66 7 p. m.. 12 m 67 g p. m.. 9 p. m.. DOMESTIC. Judge Wood hears argument on motion of defense for bill of particulars in the Haywood case at Boise. fags 1 San Francisco street cars -are Idle be cause of strike, but company expects to operate them Tuesday. Fags 1 Dr. John Watson, Ian Maclaren. dies at Mount Pleasant, la. Fags 1 TOBXIOH. East Indian government declares that political agitators must not be permitted to operate in schools supported by the government; outbreak at Rawalpindi Is anti-Christian as well as anti-European. Fags 3 JTSBBASKA. Mrs. Herman Boche, wife of slnyer of Frank Jarman, is seriously HI at Norfolk. Fags 3 Burglars rob Alda postofflce, but leave all stamps and money orders. Fags 3 Grading contract let and work to com mence at once on the Omaha & Nebraska Central lnterurban road. Fage 3 State Board of Assessment holds Its first meeting and re-elects George D. Ben nett secretary. Railroad hearings com mence today. Lincoln Commercial club flies complaint with Interstate Commerce commission of discrimination in freight rates against that city and in favor of Omaha. Fags 3 .WASHTCTOTON. International tuberculosis congress Is in session. Fags 8 Postal department complains that con tractors are too slow in delivering sup plies and articles may be purchased In open market. Fage I Secretary Wilson says damage to wheat crop by green bugs and weather condi tions have been greatly exaggerated. He predicts normal crop of both wheat and corn. Fags 1 X.OOAX. Small strike in Armour's packing plant results in about 300 men walking out, but trouble is settled later in the day and the men are to return to their work In the morning. Fage 1 City Engineer Rosewater says business men should get together and take the Initiative to have the streets in the busi ness district resurfaced with asphalt.' Fags 1 V. A. Nash, president Of tha Omaha Electric Light and Power company, says Omaha furnishes power to manufacturers as cheap as any other city in the :oumry and statements to the contrary are mis representation. Fags T Mayor Dahlman's order that unmussled dogs found on the streets be shot is obeyed and several canines running at large are shot by policemen. Fags IS Home notes and social gossip. Painful processes and operations to which some women submit in the quest for beauty of face form Fags 6 BFOBT. ptnk BUr ,a rftnk outsider, wins the ! thirty-third renewal of the Kentucky derby. Fags Results of the ball games t Omaha vs. Lincoln 0. 9 Des Moines vs. Sioux City 4. R Chicago vs. Cleveland S. 6 Milwaukee vs. Indianapolis 1. 8 Toledo vs. Minneapolis 2. oomtxmciAXj aztd nrsuiTxiAXh Grain markets. Fags Live stock markets. Page Stocks and bonds. Fags MOVEMXBTS OF OOZAJT BTXAMBKXFB. Port NIW YORK.. NEW YORK.. LIVERPOOL. . OLABOOW ... BREMEN .... HAMBL'HQ ... GENOA ....... DOVER LONDON OtHRALTAR . GIBRALTAR . Arrived. ..V.a.rl.nd .. . . Mlnnnapolta ..Canada Numtdlan ... Balled. . Kroonland. .R. D-Italia. ! Sicilian. Frlncaaa Alice. . Amaiika .. Lotnbardla . Zaaland .Philadelphia Batnland. . K. Itor OrMM. .Neapolitan Prloca Pannavlvanla. PLYMnt'TH KcrrTKHDAM ...uvonla Koroan. NAPLES Sicilian Prloca... NAPLES Calabria COAL FAMINEMS PREDICTED 1'aloa, Paclfle Officials Warn Small Dealers to Lay la Stock Daring- Summer. CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 1 "I look for a greater coal famine next year than ever before and the Union ' Pacific, which has always taken care of the people along its lines, will no longer be able to do so on aocount of tha Hepburn bill," Is a statement attributed today to W. L. Park, general superintendent of the Union Pacific rail road. "The small dealers," Mr. Park is .further reported to have said, "have. In a way, depended upon the railway supply of coal to help them out. and unless they store their own coal during the coming summer . V. ... fl famlna In th 4 . r-i . liar arrangement has been maintained by coal carriers will meet the same emergency. The Union Pacific will store coal as usual this summer, but will have none to sell." ANSWER TO OIL COMBINE Oovoiamont Alleges Tkat Rocko- feUer'a Reply to Onster Salt la Insufficient. 8T. LOUI8. May t Ths government to day filed in the United States circuit court a replication, formally replying to ths answer of the Standard Oil company, John D. Rockefeller and other defendants to the government's suit to outlaw the Standard Oil "ompany. The replication merely alleges ths answer of the defend ants Is uncertain, evasive and Insufficient. Jewell P. Llghtfoot, assistant attorney general of Texas, la In 8t. Louis and will attend ths taking of depositions by the de fendants In the Texas suit to oust the Standard Oil company from that state. Mr. Llghtfoot came hers from New York whers he took, the depositions ot several wiUMaaoa, WILSON ON CROP CONDITIONS BeoreUrr Bays Tamaee to Wheat by Green bues ii Qreatly Exaggerated. SPRING SEEDING IN NORTHWEST LATE Delay Will Sot Prevent Nominal Crop la These States Lit tle Caase for Com plaint. CHICAGO, May 6. -The reports of dam age to the ' crops which have been so numerous of late, owing to the unseason able weather and the ravages of bugs, havo been greatly exaggerated, according to James Wilson, secretary of agriculture, who la In Chicago tonight. "Spring seeding is a little backward," said Mr. Wilson, "on account of the cold weather, but there Is plenty of time be tween now and the last of September to grow a crop of all kinds of grain. In Min nesota and the Dakotas, where we get most of our spring wheat, seeding has been delayed about two weeks, but with a few days of warm sunshine planting will be in full swing. While the weather has been j unseasonably cold In some districts. It has ; The system absorbed pus and In twenty not been severe enough to retard plowing, j four hours developed serious symptoms, and my advices are that the ground In j The physicians regarded the case as crlt these states has been nearly all made ready j ral, but hoped to stem the tide of the dls to receive the seed. We will have warm j case. Blood poisoning set In and on Sat weather In a few days now and I don't urday other abscesses started to form In see what Is to prevent a normal crop of j the left ear and throat. The patient's con spring wheat In these states. j dltion was aggravated by a bad attack "As regards the Canadian northwest, the i of rheumatism. This morning the phy clalms being made that this year's harvest ! slolans sent for a Chicago specialist, who will be seriously diminished may have some j arrived this afternoon. Dr. Watson's end foundation. According to what I consider i was sudden and unexpected and was haa nuthentlc advices from that section the j tened by a weak heart. His wife, who was weather has been so cold that plowing has his constant companion In his last Illness, been almost Impossible. In past years the j ift the room at U o'clock this morning. Canadian farmer has generally loft his j phe was gone about fifteen minutes and on plowing for the spring, and this year he . returning found her husband lifeless, finds himself in a bad predicament. In a Mount Pleasant Is the sent of Iowa Wee normal year seeding would be about half i teyan university, where Dr. Watson was to finished In Manitoba and adjoining prov- ( deliver a lecture. His demise took place lnces. but I am told that today the farmers j at the Braselton hotel, to which place he there have not got tne grouna reaay lor i receiving the seed, even if the weather was favorable for this work. However, such a condition In the Canadian northwest wilt not make a great deal of difference when this year's crop is harvested. The Canadian former grows but a small pro poitlon of the total crop of wheat and I am of the opinion that the deficiency there, if there! be any, will hardly be noticed when harvesting throughout the j world has been completed. Dnmasre hr Unas Esasrsrerated. "In the southwest there have been num. erous calls for the past three weeks of damage being wrought by green bugs. These reports of damage to the winter I wheat have been grossly exaggerated. I -n. In n .wt-IMrtM whan T rat aa trnnA In. , .. , , . ,K i formatlon as anybody regarding the grow- lng crops. While I have had many reports j about the green bug. the damage wrought ! by these Insects has been local In every Instance and there has not been any gen- . eral attack by-this pest a3 some people ; are endeavoring to make It appear. From , snail consist or delegates from and elected . , . .... . ., v, i by the divisional oounclls. my knowledge of the southwest, where so I FurthERch provincial council shall be muoh of our winter wheat is grown, the entitled to two representatives to the dl advlces at hand lead me to believe that : visional council, a Chinese and a foreigner, that district will have Ua usual crop this j 1uthlc"anntndimlonal two for l'm com year. This applies to oats and corn us Fifth The representative counit shall well as wheat. The croo as a whole may ' have power to act as tha representatives be delayed somewhat, in ripening... but not ! ?f- th, en,tlre missionary body in recelv- u - ; lng and forwarding any communications enough to cause any apprehension. ; to or from tne chnese government. ,Corn will suffer most, as plowing for this After Dr Ament.B propt)8t,on had been crop has been delayed considerably but 1 1 dlscul!lled a committee W1U, appointed to I see no cause for apprehension. There . draft . gcheme fw federatlon of . '?a.! J" ST"" .na under provincial ooservauon can nuw mm im m my life saw better prospects than those of the present In that part of the country. Taken as a whole I see no cause for com plaint and I think ' it ' will be found by threshing time that all this cry of crop damage has been made for a purpose. Views of Kansas City Experts. KANSAS CITY. May 8.-T. J. Broadnax of the Kansas City Board of Trade said today: "There seems to be a difference of opin ion among the dealers as to damage to crops In this part of the southwest as a result of the recent cold rains and freezing weather. The opinion predominates that the grain has not suffered as much as re ported. It will be a week before anything definite Is known." Roger Woodman of the Price Current said today: "There Is not much in the stories of re ported crop damage In the southwest." G. V. Black of the Midland Elevator com pany, who returned today from a trip through the Kansas fields, said: "I do not believe there has been any great dam age to the wheat crop in Kansas. Reports from our agents in northern Kansas show I that while wheat has not made progress In the last week it has not depreciated any, and I think that with a few days of warm weather now the crop will show great Improvement. We have received no reports of damage by bugs In the northern half of the state. "In southern Kansas rains In the last week have very materially Improved the condition of the crops, and the prediction Is general that Kansas will produce aa large a crop as last year. Only one report, that In the northern part of the state. Indicates any damage by frosts." Spring; Wheat Backward. ST. PAUL. May t While crop conditions In the northwest are backward, so far as seeding is concerned, on account of the late cold weather, the condition Is by no means hopeless, according to reports received In the cron reporting department of the Northern Pacific railroad. These latest ad- I vices Indicate that seeding Is two or three weeks later than a year ago and it is esti mated that 10 to 10 per cent of the seeding hss been completed. Comparing the prog ress made by the farmers this year with that of last year is no indication that this Is an unusually backward season, as the seeding a year ago waa finished at the un ususlly early period of May 1. 60 far this year the ground has frosen nearly every night, making plowing very difficult, but there is still plenty of- time to ' get the wheat seeding done If no more ex treme cold weather interferes. Wheat seed ing may continue to May IS with the as surance of the usual crop. Whatever land la left after that will have to be devoted to flax and other grains. The abundance of snow on the ground and the late mois ture is looked upon aa a benefit rather than a hindrance. A special to the Associated Press from Mlnot. N. t.. says: Owing to the pre vailing cold weather little seeding has tecn done la northwestern Dakota, but no alarm has been felt by farmers. Con siderable snow ia reported on the ground near Kenmare Bowels and the territory north. Farmers say May 20 Is early enough for the crop to be In. A special from another correspondent In Grand Forks. N. D., says: Seeding con. OpaUau4 aa ffeooud. fa--! DR. JOHN WATSON IS DEAD "Ian MrLnren" Pni Away ia Iowa as Resnlt of nioo Poisoning. BURLINGTON. Ia.. May . Dr. John Watson (Ian McLaren) died at 11:18 a. m. today at Mount Fleasnnt, Ia. The cause was blood poisoning from tonsilltis. He was taken ill at Mount Pleasant April 25. Dr. Watson was born In 1850 at Manning tree, Essex, studied at Edinburgh univer sity. New college and Tubingen. He waa licensed by the Free Church of Scotland In 1874. ordained In 1875 and In 1KSO went to i Liverpool as pastor of a church. T Is most widely known as a writer o ya descriptive of 8cotch life and j, . although he has written much "'.iis themes. In 1906 he gave the J VV j. .cher lectures before the Yale .-vschool. He was on a lecturing . stricken with fatal illness. Dr. Watson came f unt Pleasant April 23 from Mir y.Jo deliver a lec ture to the studt x .ne Iowa Wesleyan university. Bnroui ..e became 111 and was compelled to cancel the date. The Ill ness, which was declared to be tonsilltis, progressed rapidly. Last Monday and Tuesday the patient waa able to be about and transacted some business. Wednes- day an abscess formed on the right ear. had been taken from the train, CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR CHINA Conference In Chlaa Discusses Scheme for Federation of Protestant Missions. SHANGHAI, May 6. The missionary con- ference at today's session discussed the In- fluence of missionary work In promoting the reunion of the Church of Christ and recommended that all the Chinese churches use a brief form of prayer for China. The Rev. Dr. W. 8. Ament. chairman of the national committee on federating the churches, propsed the following lines I of procedure: First The formation of provincial coun- c8 , eyery provlnce of empire, in which every mission bo represented. Second The formation of four divisional -unc.ls. TVSyST ThirH n. fnmminn f i-on. resentatlve council, the members of which I an(1 national councils. TEAMSTERS TO BE ENJOINED Boston Court Will Issue Temporary Order Against Striking; Drivers Today. BOSTON, May 6.-Judge Lorlng in the supreme judicial court .'announced today that he would issue a temporary injunction tomorrow against the officers and members of the local teamsters' union restraining them from certain acts in connection with the strike now In progress against teaming flrma. Judge Lorlng said he would enjoin ! the officers and members against commit- ting assaults, cutting ropes and harness, from taunting persons In the streets and the expenditure of union money for the payment of the fares of passengers out of town, or for any purpose whatever in connection with the strike. The Judge said he was actuated in reaching his de cision becauss he found that the union waa not seeking to discourage assaults. CHILD LABOR BILL SIGNED Governor Hughes Approves Law Limiting; Honrs of Work la New York. ALBANY. N. Y., May ".-Governor Hughes has approved the Page child labor bill, desired by the child labor committees and the Consumers' league. It provides that no minor under It years of age shall be employed or permitted to work In any factory In this state before 8 a. m. or after 6 p. m., or more than eight hours In any one day. The permitted hours ; tons. The only car available for Its trans are now a. m. to 7 p. m. and a nine-hour j portatlon la thirty-six feet long, and It day Is permitted. The act will not take effect until January L 1908. SUNDAY. MAY 12TH The Annual Real Estate and Farm Number OF THE OMAHA BEE This issue will' contain a larger list of homes, unimproved property, acreage and farm lands than ever before published by any Omaha newspaper. This edition will be In valuable to anyone Interested In rul estate, whether buyer or seller. Xf 70a have money to Invest in real estate, yoa cannot afford to miss tnis edition. Watch for It. Special features and articles on the real estate situation in Omaha, rioutli Omaha and Council Bluffs, and on farm land as well, will appt-ar In this edition written by prominent au thorities on these subjects. Tlie large amount of real estate ad vertising In tills addition will com prise practically a complete Hat of property for sale In this community and It will be eagerly watched for by every prospective purchaser. Don't fail to let It contain your list of properties. People when reading this edition, will have real estate iipi-ermoKt in their minds. It is to the ln'er'st of every cue hiving' ral estate for sale to te crt-illt;-hly r"prs.'iit-d wall 111) very strongest ad of ths year. Call Dooglaa 334 and our advertis ing snaa wtU cadi. TROUBLE AT PACKING PLANT About Three Hundred Men Quit at Ar mour's on temand for In ore I ay. AGREEMENT IS REACHED LATER IN 1 HE DAY Men Retara to Work In the Mornlna; Bat There are' Rumors of Demands From the Men la Other Departments. Just 880 men walked out from the Armour I packing house Monday noon and refused to i return to work unless their demands for ! better wages were met. Ths same number is threatening to quit at Cudahy's. The complaints of the strikers vary in the dif ferent departments, but all complain on the matter of wages. It Is said the car repairers were cutt X cents a day some time ago. but that was restored. Those striking were members of the car repairing department, Uie track repairers, the lard refiners and the workers In the malt house. It Is reported the strikers working In the packing houses did not receive a raise when other employes were given an advance a week ago and they are now insisting that they be treated In a like manner with the other employes. At 2 o'clock Monday afternoon the car repairers were In conference with Manager Howe of the Armour plant In his office making their demands for increase In pay and It was later stated an agreement had been reached. No disturbances attended the walking out of the men from the Armour plant, although quite a crowd gathered near the Cudahy plant at noon, but whVn ordered to move on by the policeman on the beat they moved their headqunrters to a vacant lot south of the Cudahy offices, where they held a conference. Situation Materially Improves. With the assurance that the car repair ers are to return to work this morning at Armour's plant, the threatened strike as sumes a milder aspect. The men and boys In the lard refinery. It is thought, will re turn to work under promise of an examina tion Into their case. It Is rumored that the dry salt cellars will be heard from today, but so far this is only rumor. If these men decide on a strike the difficulty will be considerably complicated. Aside from the number of men who vol untarily walked out the packers are said to be doing a little discharging, on their own account. It is stated that a watch has been kept on the working gangs to see who was doing a fair amount of work for the wages paid and many loafers have been found. It Is said that about thirty out of 100 wore found to be doing as little as the vigilance of the foremen would permit. The worst cases of Idling were summarily dealt with, and the result Is sold to have caused the releasing of about 100 men in the plant. They allied them selves with the strikers yesterday. Mr. Howe said that the street rumors were exaggerated concerning the number of men out. But a glance at the large crowd wfia were waiting yesterday for their tlmS checks shows that several hundred men were out. CHANGES IN HOUSE OF LORDS Kewton's BUI Inteadla to Make It More Responsive ' to Public Will Arouses Debate. LONDON. May 8. The discussion In the House of Lords this evening was devotid to Lord Newton's bill proposing the re construction of the house on a partly elective basis. He seeks to remove the excessive preponderance of hereditary peers by stipulating . qualification through service to the state or previous election and he provides for a certain number of peers and for the nomination by the crown of Ufa peers, these not to exceed 100 in number. The house as well aa the galleries of the Peeresses was thronged, showing the interest aroused by the conservative pro posal to anticipate government action and the possibility of the debate provoking a statement of the intentions of the govern- I ment. This, however, did not come to pass, I the earl of Crewe, lord president of the council, speaking on behalf of the govern ment, declining to have anything to do with Lord Newton's proposal. He gave no hint of the government's plans, although his crypUc utterances conveyed the Idea that the government contemplated a some what drastic measure. OBELISK FOR BIG CANAL Quarrymea Prepare a Shaft to Erected at Sault Ste. Mario. Be BRANFORD, Conn., May 6. The obelisk which will be set up to commemorate the opening of the Sault Ste. Marie canal has ' been completed at one of the local quarries and is now ready for shipment, The shaft is of hammered Stoney Creek red granite, is forty-five feet long, five feet five Inches square at the foot, tapering to a dimension of one foot square and then i finished to a point, and weighs about sixty will be necessary to mount a bed on swlv I CIS to carry ma snau miu iv bi'uw lur I the sway of ths shaft as the train rounds I curves. When tha question of routing the shaft waa figured out several traffic men had to give up the task, aa they were not certain that all the bridges on their 1 respective lines were capable of sustaining the enormous weight of the car and Its I load. SHRINERS BEGIN WORK TODAY Last of Special Trains Carrylns; Delesjattons From East Reaches Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES. Cal., May -Under auspicious circumstances the thirty-third I annual session of the imperial council, i Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, will begin I tomorrow morning. Thousands of shrlners from all parts of the country are In at tendance. The last of the special trains carrying delegations from eastern cities arrived tonight. According to the registration bureau at general headquarters Los Angeles now shelters over 80,000 strangers. The only office for which a contest is possible is that of imperial outer guard. Among the delegates mentioned for the place are Henry F. Neldrlnghaus, Jr., of St. I.ouls and Elias J. Jacoby of Intlanap oils. Frank C. Roundy of Chicago will succeed Alvan P. Clayton in the office of Imperial potentate, and ths other officers Qvl tha council will be advaoo4 00 Assts CONFERENCE OF INSPECTORS Secretary Wilson Meets Chief Chlrasro to Disease Kew Meat Laws. CHICAGO, May o.-8ccretary of Agricul ture Wilson today met in this city the chief meat Inspector of every large city in the country for the purpose ot conferring on the practical application of the nea meat laws to the slaughtering and packing Industry. The Inspectors, numbering about 150, met the secretary at tha Auditorium hotel and proceeded to the Union Stock yards, where the conference, which is to continue for three days. Is being held. The yards and the packing houses were first Inspected and nn executive meeting was then held, at which the phases of the law were discussed. Dr. A D. Melvln, chief of the bureau of animal Industry, delivered an address later In the day. He stated that on July 1, 1906, there wore en gaged In meat inspection at 163 establish ments 764 employes. There are now 2.02? employes at 6K9 establishment. Thre have been granted to retail dealers or butchers, as provided for by the law, J.5M certifi cates of exemption. Inspection has been withdrawn. Dr. Melvln declares, from forty-six official establishments, principally because of failure to maintain a proper standard of sanitation and In some cases because of the use of prohibited preserva tives. "The approximate cost," said Dr. Melvln. "of the Inspection, as conducted at this time, is: For cattle and calves, I cents per head; for swlno, sheep and goats, 3 cents per head, and for the inspec-Jon of meats received at official establishments from other official establishments, one-half of 1 mill per pound." In conclusion. Dr. Melvln declared that the bureau had received In a general way the co-operation of the packers. The greatest difficulty thus far had been the attainment of cleanliness. Conditions were, however. In his opinion, working steadily for the better. FUNERAL OF THE MARVIN BOY Developments Indicate He Wandered Away and Died from Exhaustion. DOVER, Del., May Sv-The body of Horace Marvin. Jr., which wns found on Saturday lying In a pool of water less than half a mile from where he was last seen playing on March 4, was Interred today. Prior to the funeral a coroner's Jury offi cially Identified the body and authorised an autopsy. There Is much to make It appear that the boy wandered away and fell exhausted into tha pool on the marshes where his body waa found. Physicians have decided he did not drown. No mark of violence were found on the body. The stomach was empty and the child may either have been frozen or starved to death. The detectives are perplexed at the find ing of the body so near to the Marvin home and at a point which they had walked over again and again. It Is probable an Inquest into the death of the Marvin boy will begin on Thursday. Nearly 100 witnesses will be called to testify. Including the members of Dr. Marvin's fam ily, and tha deteotives who have been at work on ths case. The coroner said tonight an Inquiry into ths death of ths child would bo most searching. "Ths Jury can be re lied on," he said "to moke a thorough ex amination of everybody who has been la any way connected with the case. We wilt have no loophole. We want to ascertain bow the boy met death. The state Is more than willing that we should cover every detail, and will heartily co-operate with us. As soon as he can arrange his affairs. Dr. H. N. Marvin will sell his farm and return to his former home at Sioux City, I a,, taking the body of his child with him. BOILER TUBE CASE BEGINS Men Charged With Conspiring to Furnish Defective Materials for Battleships on Trial. PITTSBURG, Pa., May 6. The case of James J. Dunn, Charles L. Close and Frank L. Emmett, former employes of the Shelby Steel Tube company of Greenville, charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States government In connection with In stalling alleged defective tubes on the war vessels Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Maryland, Charleston, Nebraska, Minnesota, Vermont, Washington and Tennessee, was called to day In the United States district court. One of the defendnnts, Frank L. Em mett, pleaded guilty today and waived a hearing. United States District Attorney Dunkle explained that Emmett had turned states evidence and some sensational testi mony is expected to develop during the trial. The defendants are charged with furnish ing defective boiler tubes to United States naval vesrels from tha Greenville. Pa., milts of tha Shelby Steel Tube company by ! which the defendants were employed. J Mr. Dunkle told the Jury of the clrcum . stances of the case. Including the statement that Emmett had arranged with the gov I emment to plead guilty and turn states S evidence and appear as a witness for the prosecution. He stated that the Shelby ' Steel Tube company had been manufact I urlng tubes for the navy since 1KSH, but ; that the conspiracy charged was entered into In 1902, the defendants being superin- tendent and assistant superintendents of the Greenville mill of ths company. CANDIDATES FOR MODERATOR Three Men Want Honor of Prealdlna; Ovcr Presbyterian .General Assembly. COLUMBUS, O., May . So far there are only three candidates mentioned for mod erator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church that meets here May 16. to continue ten days. Rev. E. H. Rob erts of Ph'ladelphta, stated clerk of the assembly, and Rev. Francis E. Marsten, pastor of the New Bethany church of New 'York, are avowed candidates. Ths friends of Rev. F. F. Scovel, professor In Wooster university, are quietly working in his cause. POLICE BOARD IN SESSION Kansas City Commissioners In Secret Session Consider What Bhoald Be Doae. KANSAS CITY, May The police board met in executive session at the mayor's office today to talk over conditions in the police department and arrange plans for the offlolnl Investigation of the dfpnrtment which Is to be made. "I think we can do little at the meeting;, except consider what should be done and j agree upon a plan of procedure," said Major Beaxdatejj MOVE IN MOYER CASE Attorneys for Defense File Motion for Bill of Particulars, COURT LISTENS TO 1HI ARGUMENTS State Does Not Want to DisoloM Eridetioa in Advance of Trial. NO IDAHO STATUTE COVERING CASE Defense Pleads for Information as Matter of Rieht. Matter Is Taken I niter Advisement la Afternoon Judge Wood Says He Will Announce Decision 10 a. m. Wednesday. BOISE, Ida.. May . Judge Fremont Wood will on Wednesday next decide If on, the eve of his trial for the murder of former Governor Frank 8teunenberg Wil liam Haywood Is entitled to receive at the hands of the state a bill of particulars specifying the overt acts charged against him. The motion of the defense for this disclosure of the case of the state was argued at length today, and at the con clusion of the discussion the court an nounced that It would moke a decision at the time stated. The prisoner, under guard of Sheriff Hodgln and two deputies, was brought Into court for the argument, and Frank Rich ardson of Denvor and Clarence Darrow of Chicago pleaded In his behalf. Senator Bornh alone spoke in behalf of the state. lthough James H. Hnwley, his associate. was in the court room when the proceed ings began. The discussion, always ear nest, was characterised at times by deep feeling and dramatic Intensity. Mr. Richardson, who opened the argu ment, contended that the Indictment was lacking particularity, that it left the de fendants in the dark as to the nature of the case to be presented against them, and the defendants were entitled to a more specific showing of the case. He submitted an extended brief citing a great number of authorities and precedenta In favor ot his contention. Mr. Borah In reply declared that the de fense was seeking a disclosure of the proof In the hands of the state rather than mors perfect pleadings, and asserted that the reports contained no single authority that would support such a contention. narrow Closes for Defense. Mr. Dor row, who closed, the argument, begin by saying that it waa the purpose of the defense , to secure a disclosure of the evidence in the hands of the pros ecution, and asked why the defense was not entitled to such a showing. He made a spirited attack upon the attitude of the prosecution toward its witnesses and evi dence, describing It as mysterious, unfair and unjust. He asserted that the only question Involved was one of fairness and justice to the accused; laid stress on ths difficulty of securing testimony from dis tant points and the danger to the defense of "surprise" testimony, and passionately asserted that ths rights of the prisoners were as much in the hands of the pros ecution as in the keeping of the defense- In answer to Judge Wood Mr. Darrow said that the defense was not ready to go to trial, but Mr. Richardson interrupted him to make the qualification that the de fense was aa ready as It ever could ba In the circumstances where the case of the stats was withheld from It. He said that In all other respects the defense was ready. Mr. Richardson, ' responding In brief to the argument of Mr. Borah, said that the counsel for the state mado no distinction In bis arguments between the overt acta which the state would seek to show against the prisoners and the evidence by which It would seek to show the commis sion of the alleged overt acts. The de fense wished to know what the overt acts were. Mr. Borah closed the discussion with a spirited speech in which he defended sec recy In obtaining witnesses. Instancing ths loss of two In Chicago yesterday, dls. avowed a desire for any man's blood un justly, and avowed the purpose of tha state to do Its duty. No Law for BUI. The motion for ths bill of particulars re cites the absence of the defendants from Idaho at the time the crime was com mitted and that the Indictments contains no Information that would show ths overt acts by which the state hopes to prove the guilt of the accused. When Mr. Richardson, counsel for ths defense, had finished reading the motion. Judge Wood interrupted to say: "You know, Mr. Richardson, that our stats has no statute providing for' a bill of particulars In such cases." "1 know that such is the case," replied Mr. Richardson, "and I also know that the supreme court of Idaho has bad its attention directed to the subject but once. Such a motion, however, as your honor well knows, alwaya directs Itself to ths sound discretion of the court." Mr. Richardson again drew attention to ths absence of Haywood from the state at the time of the murder and argued that bs waa entitled to the Information sought by ths motion. He quoted and explained a number of authorities in support of his contention that under the general rules of law the defendants are entitled to havn particulars where Indictments do not clearly set them, forth. The defendants being out of the state at the time of the crime, the prosecution must have evldouoe to connect them by conspiracy or other wise with the actual killing. This evldunca the defendants were entitled to have in order that they might prepare to meet It. Indictment hot Plain. Mr. Richardson declared that the Indict ment did not charge either a specific con spiracy or a general conspiracy and did not show whether It was alleged that ths ! defendants bad conspired to murder only Governor Steunenbetg or to murder a num ber of persons. Tbe accused, ha said, was therefore left in the dark. The list of precedents and authorltlts quoted scores of cuses, including the fam ous cases of Tllton against Buecher, ths people of New York against Tweed and the Chicago anarcblat cases. Mr. lilchatduon reviewed the only Idaho precedent available and contended as to the time of making the motion that it was proper at any day before the trial. Ths court asked if the case had not been ready for trial about a year. Mr. Richardson replied that nearly a year ago the defense had demanded trial. Mr. Richardson after a pause continued, saying that Haywocd had Just drawn Ms attention to the fact that last yeir the defense bad been peremptorily refused permission to Ills any pleading because of the appeal to ths auvrama court ei tha UoJlod. Slates pea die.