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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVI NO. 279.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1907 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS.
TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
W. D. Haywood Will Arrait-ned for
Conrpirine to Harder SUnoenber?.
MOTION FOR BILL OF PARTlCUURS DENILD
Request Ehould Hae Bcei Hade Before
Case Wu f et for Trial.
IT CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED NOW
E)l . erita of the Motion Are Not Passed
CASE WILL CONSUME SEVERAL WEEKS
Brent Difficulty Kxpected In Securlnif
Jury Hrraii of Wide Acquulnt
not of Accurd und
BOISE, I laho. May 8 By overruling to
day the motion of the defense for a bill
of particulars setting- forth what overt
acts, If any, there were to connect the
accused with the murder of former Gov
ernor Frank Bteunenberg, Judge Fremont
Wood of the district court of Ada county
cleared the way for the trial of William
D. Haywood, secretary of the Western
Federation of Miners, which will begin
tomorrow morning. Judge Wood held
that the request of Haywood's counsel
for a more explicit statement of the
charges against the prisoners came too
late, regardless of whether or not It
might have been entertained at an earlier
stage of 'lie proceedings. In cases where
bills of particulars are allowable, the
man who is to preside over the trials of
the accused miners declared the motions
must be made before the Indictments are
pleaded to and bef oro ' the cases are set
Haywood is the first of the four men ac
cused of complicity In the Steunenberg
murder to be selected for trial. The others,
Moyer, Fettlbone and Orchard, the last
of whom is said to have made a confes
sion, will be tried as circumstances dic
tate, following the conclusion of the pro
ceedings against Haywood.
All Heady for Trial.
Tonight the prisoner, his counsel and the
attorneys specially retained to present the
case and plead the cause of the accusing
sta are ready tor the . long ordeal In
court The Oral, and one of the great tasks
Of the court la to secure a Jury, and that
will be commenced tomorrow morning' as
soon aa Sheriff Hodglns has Intoned the
formal cry opening the court. Estimates
of the time neceaeary to select twelve men,
good and true. Vary, but practically none of
them place the time under three weeks.
The victim of the Caldwell assassination,
loner a conspicuous figure In the political
life of the state, was possibly known to
lvJtwlrcda of citizens of Ada county, and
labor question, In which the prisoner and """elation measures for protec
hl. co-defendants were for a long time ac- Un of P "tlonert against malpractice
tlve leaders, is quite general, so that it Is
at cnoe a difficult and delicate task to And
men, free from the disqualifications that
unfit them for the hlh duty of a Juror.
Many men who know the community
Well and who add to their calculation the
further handicap of apprehension of fu
ture violence for revenge, take the ex
treme view It will bo Impossible to secure
a Jury, but the weight of opinion Is against
this :'.mtn conclusion.
There is aa yet no indication of the scope
of the nose which the state will seek to
prove against Haywood. It is naturally
assumed, however, that Messrs. Jlawley
and Borah will eek to make the showing
in ih n, nnn.ninv n. k,.j a -
-posslble without endansv.lng it upon ap
peal, assuming that there Is a conviction.
Discussing this phase of the case one of
the counsel for the prisoners said:
"The broader the scope of the case of
fered by the state, the better we will be
Defease Springs Surprise.
' The defense sprung a decided surprise to
night by announcing tho retention of Ed
gar L. Wilson of Boise aa assistant counsel.
Mr. Wilson It a former law partner of
Judge Fremont Wood, who is to preside at
the trials. He served two terms In congress
and is well known throughout the west as
an able lavvyer. He is thoroughly con
versant wit the details of practice In the
local courts and Is regarded by both tides
as adding strongly to the array of legal
talent on the eldo of the accused miners.
A number of socialist leaders. Including
editors and speakers, have arrived In the
city and planned tonight to hold an In
formal meeting. One of the speakers who
arrived today from Seattle was requested
this afternoon to appear before Mayoi
Haines, why-e he was told that public agi
tation would dot allowed In Boise during
the oontlnuanoe the trials. This same
speaker was net ome eight months ago
and waa active in a street corner discussion
Opinion by Conrt.
In deciding the motion Judge Wood said
An examination ol the Indictment in this
llVr,T!r:UlV ,.hse, VjkFlIZ
great care and particularly the lime and
piaoe are aoecincaiiy set roitn, as well
us the person upon whom the assault was
made and lbs specinc means hy which the
blow which produced death was struck.
A bill of particulars could not convey any
miormauon 10 me aeienaant on these
questions which he d iea not already pos-
sens. ins only question Is this: Assurn--
lug that the stale must urova consoiiai-v
and that, the defendant was connected
therewitn. which conspiracy resulted In the
death of Frank Steunenberg. Is the de-
feudant entitled to the paritcularlsatiun of
order to connect the defendant with such
conspiracy? 1 do not think It neceaKary to
Slate st this time what the court would
o If this application had been utesented
before the rose was set for trial. Aa the
court now views the matter the defendant
baa waived his rlht to sueh bill of name.
ulars not only by pleading to the mdh-t-ment,
but further by permitting the t-ase
to be set tor trial without making such,
FLOCKMASTERS ARE ALARMED
Wool Growers' Aasoelalloa Declares
that Rastera Buyers Combine
CHEYENNE. Wyo., May lThe Wyom
ing Wool Growei s' association has issued
a circular advising sheep men throughout
the elate that a conspiracy u being planned
by eastern wool buyers to force down the
price of wool lo spite of manufacturers'
demands. IToduoera are advised not to sell
their wool under any circumstances at less
than the 14 market and the association
utters to buy the wool at lust year's prices
If eastern buyers will not pay as much.
Should the growers tske advantage of the
offer the association will be incorporated
and oapltalUed. beoomlng practically an In
dependent ruubanjp ountre:Uiig Ute Wy
ln wtrtpu, - - - --3
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
T1 radar. Muy 9, IBOT.
22 2?yA 25
19 20 21
20 27 28 29. nV's 31
FORECAST FVV KHRA8KA Partly
cloudy Thursday -T In the afternoon or
FORECAST . . IOWA Fair Thursday.
Friday fair and -ooler.
Temperature ai Omaha yesterday:
Deg. Hour. Deg.
... 87 1 p. m 68
... 36 2 p. m 69
5 a. m.
V a. m
7 a, m
8 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
.34 3 p. m 63
38 4 p. m W
41 6 p. m e;
47 p. m 66
61 7 p. m 66
65 8 p. m KJ
9 p. m 61
George Cox suggests that all Ohio re
publicans support Taft ''for president.
Foraker for senator and Harris for gov
ernor. He says that unless the factions
get together the state ticket will be de
feated again. rage a
Mayor Schmltz confers with traction
officials and striking employes and sug
gests citizens' committee of arbitration.
Neither aide Is ready to accept sugges
tion. Two cars make trip across city
without serious trouble. Police arrest
several men who attempt to attack crews.
Judge Wood denies motion for bill of
particulars in Haywood case and trial will
start today. Fag's 1
John W. January will be released from
prison In July. Fags 1
Wyoming flockmasters say wool buyers
have organized to reduce price of wool.
Northwestern. Missouri Pacific and
Omaha railroad representatives try to
convince the State Board of Assessment
it should reduce the valuation on . their
respective lines. State Railway commis
sion may be blocked from changing
freight rates until after July 4, owing to
fact maximum freight rate law does not
curry the emergency clause. Fags 3
'State completes Its testimony et Hast
ings In case of Barney Pearson, on trial
charged with the murder of Walter Mc
Culla. Fags 3
Herman Boche, who shot Frank Jarmer
at Norfolk, gives himself up to constable.
Was wounded In two places by sheriff a
week ago. Says Jarmer robbed him of
$860, which was the cause of the shoot
ing. FagO 3
French steamer Polntou is wrecked oft
coast of Uruguay and many passengers
are said to have lost lives. Fage 1
Physicians In session of State Medical
charges and send pure food resolution to
special committee. Fage t
II. F. Cady Lumber company purchases
three blocks on Belt line and Boyd streets
and may establish large lumber yard on
north side. Fags T
One end of Paxton Gallagher ware
house collapses suddenly at 6:S0 Wednes
day morning, but no one is Injured, owing
to early hour. Fage' 1
Rustle Is the only favorite to wU;. at
Jamaica. Fage 4
The Misses Curtis, the only American
women entered In the golf tournament et
Newcastle, Ireland, meet defeat Tago 4
Roseben Is the favorite in the Metropoll-
tan handicap, which will be run at Bel
mont Park today. Fage 4
Results of the ball games:
10 Lincoln vs. Omaha 2.
Des Moines vs. Sioux City 2.
4 Denver vs. Pueblo 0.
7 Cleveland vs. Chicago 6.
6 Boston vs. Cincinnati 0.
12 Chicago vs. Brooklyn 4.
6 St. Louis vs. Philadelphia 4.
4 New York vs. Pittsburg 0.
8 Milwaukee vs. Louisville 0.
6 Toledo vs. St. laul 1.
6 Minneapolis vs. Columbus 5.
10 Kansas City vs. Indianapolis 2.
COBTMZIIICXAX. AJTD XJTDUSTZXAX.
Live stock markets. Fage
Grain markets. Fage
Stocks and bonds. Fage
Pocking statistics for the last week.
HENRY CLAY PIERCE GIVES UP
St. Louis Oil Magnate Surrenders Him
self to Police to Answer to
ST. LOUIS, May 8. Through his attorney,
J. D. Johnson, H. C. Pierce, chairman of
i the board of the Watera-Pleroe Oil eom-
pany, surrendered himself today on the
Indictment returned against him In Texas
charging perjury in an affidavit be made
to the attorney general of the state of
Texas, tho purpose of the affidavit being to
j reinstate the Waters-Pierce OH company in
th state of Texas, from which It had been
! lTndn,nef VT th? F""
j ,nat " w" part of th8 Standard Oil com-
The surrender was made shortly after
noon. Mr. Pierce and his counsel were
closeted In conference with the authorities
i.-o " on me way io int
' Four Courts In lils carriura. former Tu.tm
j Henry 8 Priest another of hi. Bttren.
' " , . att0,",'
I aPPeareu In the I. nlted States circuit court
I before Judge Adams to ask for a writ of
rr dir'td th. polio,
department commanding it to produce Mr.
' The writ wua l..n. h t,m ..,
1 . 1".Wrlt wa" '"ue1 by ,ude Adams, re-
lurnw forthwith and It was said by the
! clerk of the court that as soon as It could
6e served on Chief of Police Creecy. Mr.
Pierce would be taken Into oourt
BURNS ,S GIVEN DECISION
Flht at Is Aaselea for Heavy-wels-ht
LOS ANGELES, May 8. Tommy Burns
was given the decision here tonight over
Jack O'Brien at the end of the twentieth
round. The light was for the heavyweight
championship and a purse of 130,000.
Kefereo Eyton declared all bets off.
O'Brien Is supposed to be Injured In
Qaerlde Wine Theater Cap.
IX1NTKJN. May a The Chester cup, a
hanlcap of tloO sovereigns for l-yar-u.tia
and upwards, about two miles and a
quarter, was run at Cheater today and won
by Querldo. Hlblen! waa second and Tor
point was third. Twelve horses started.
Luartno, hl-h U a Freiuh horse was
ridden by "Ji-inny" Relff. the American
Ilmm, stud reu by a lenatU tuid a heii.
tun mom nil wto mil
X 1 I 2
5 6 7 8 9
12 13 14 15 10
B1C HUE IN KANSAS CITY
Hye-Story University Office Building; U
MAN . DEAD AND WOMAN MISSING
Several Women Badly Injured by
Jumping from Window Upper
Floors rilled with Mo to
and Art Stndloa.
KANSA8 C1TT, Mo., May 8. Fire here etent end surrounded by reefs. It Is slt
thls afternoon .destroyed the five-story Unl- i ated twenty-one miles west of Cape Santa
verslty building at the northwest comer Maria, on the southeastern coast of Urguay
of Locust and Ninth streets, causing- a
property loss estimated at 82EO.OOO. One life
was lost, six persons are missing and may
be burled In the ruins and fifteen persons
wore more or less seriously Injured. The
debris Is still burning tonight and cannot
be searched until tomorrow.
The building was occupied by Montgom
ery Ward A Co. aa offices, and by numer
ous artists and musicians,' who lost every
thing. The known dead:
GEORGE DENMARK, aged 82, an art In
structor. Among the missing is Miss MAUde Witt
boll, piano teacher, last seen at the window
of her studio on the fifth floor.
Miss Alexandria Blumbenr. a Russian
countess; skull fractured; may die.
X4 a iiii Ur.aurr fal 1 ftvim la Hilar ' sen rmild I
Mrs. Erva S. Boyle, Sheridan, Mo., fell
from ladder: severe.
J. M. Knanchtield, fireman; leg broken,
William Van Dusen, fireman; serlou" I
Petr Karanaard, vlolm teacher, f e 1 from ,
fire escape; serious.
The University building was built by the
Pepper estate of Philadelphia for the
Young Men's Christian association, and the
corner-stone was laid by President Cleve
land during his first administration. The
building was of brick, Ave stories high and
extended 100 feet north on Locust street and
half a block west on Ninth street. Because
of the unsafe condition of the build! n it
was abandoned by the 'Young Men's Chris
tian association ten years ago.
Atheneum Society In Session.
Since then the first and second floors have
been occupied by Montgomery Ward & Co.,
who used it as offices and employed 300
clerks, mostly girls. It contains two small
auditoriums, one of which, that on the third
floor, is used by the Kansas City Atheneum,
which waa holding a session when the fire
started, half a hundred prominent women
being In attendance. The third, fourth and
fifth floors were occuuled by artists and
musicians, and some of the upper rooms j
were used as living apartments. Many of
the studios were furnished elaborately and
contained valuable musical Instruments and
works of art. There Is but one elevator
In the building, adjoining the stairway,
the only means of exit
The fire started a few minutes before 8
o'clock In the basement In a quantity of
twine In the Montgomery Ward storeroom,
close to the elevator. Ten minutes after
the fire broke out the flames began shoot
ing up the elevator shaft and all escape
save by the Ore escapes was shut off.
The halls quickly filled with a dense, suf
focating smoke and ten minutes later, when
the first fire apparatus arrived on the scene,
people crowded almost every window, ap
pealing for help, while scores of others.
! mostly women and girls, filled the fire es
capes and were climbing wildly to the
ground. In many of the studios pupils
were taking lessons.
The firemen were
slow In getting to work and the first lad
ders placed by them against the building
failed to reaoh above the third floor.
Wild Panic Prevails.
Inside the wildest panio prevailed. When
the alarm of fire was first sounded the
women of the Atheneum rooms considered
that a Joke was being perpetrated, and no
effort waa made to leave. A moment later,
as tho room filled with smoke, there waa a
wild scramble for tne exit. After the first
rush for the hallway, which had now be-
the windows facing Locust and Ninth
streets. There was but one fire escape
on this end of the building, that on the
Locust street side. This was quickly filled
with wildly excited women. ,
George Demare, ag-ed 32 years, art In
structor In the Central High school and
a portrait painter who came to this country
four years ago from Paris, Jumped from , port had been wrecked off San Jose Igaaclo,
his Btudlo window ion the fifth floor and on the coast of Uruguay. It Is under
was picked up dead. Demare recently mar- stood to have had 800 passengers on board,
ried a prominent society woman. She was and according to late reports nearly 200 of
waiting in a nearby drug store when her ; these have been rescued and are on their
husband's dead body was brought in, and j way to this city. The vessel and its
fainted. i cargo will probably prove a total loss.
Woman Knocked from Ladder. ! The casualty list has been reported at 1C0,
Mlee Alexandria Blumberg, a Russian ' but this has not been corroborated. The
countess, who came to America two years government Is doing everything possible
ago and who had a studio on the fourth to succor the shipwrecked people,
floor, waa overcome by smoke and carried ; Panic broke out on board of 'he vessel
from her room by a fireman, who started when It grounded and a number of terror
down a ladder with her. When the two stricken people Jumped overboard. Ao
were within thirty feet of the ground the cording to the report a number of women
firemen below In their excitement turned j were forced to remain below the hatches,
a stream of water on them, knocking them ! Borne of those who Jumped managed to
from the ladder. Miss Blumberg was
picked Hp unconscious, suffering from a
fractured skull. She Is seriously and per
haps fatally hurt. The fireman was pain
Miss Blumberg was bora In Russia, arid Is
a miniature painter of note, who came to
Kansas City two years ago from Parla
Her studio contained many rare works of
art, some paintings that had been exhibited
In the salons of Europe. She saved noth-
Carl Busch, a noted composer and violin
ist, and his wife, who is a pianist well
known in Burope, escaped after exciting
experiences. Both lost all thetr musical In
struments, which included two priceless
Stradlvarius violins and several manu
scripts of operas written by Busch.
Mr. Busch helped to rescue several young
girls from the building. At the time the
fire broke out he was in the studio of
Crofb y Hopps, a vocal teacher, who waa
giving a lesson to Miss Edith Low of To
peka, daughter of M. A. Low, general coun
sel of the Rock Island railway. After warn
ing the other occupants of their floor,
Busch and Hopps aided Miss Low and some
other pupils to escape and then, being
forced to leave, crept on their hands and
knees down the hallway, which wt filled
with smoke, to a fire escape.
Many Thrllliuit Kara pea.
There were many thrilling- escapes. Miss
Helen Barnes. .who had a studio on the
fifth floor, stood at a window calling for
help while flames played within a few feet
of her. A ladder put up toward the window
failed to reach, and a fireman stretched
out an iron rod and urged her to climb
down It. . The woman slid down the rod
to the ladder and was finally landed safely
on the ground.
The ttal lose la estimated at $260,000, with
insurance of perhaps tL&O.Ouo, The building,
which waa sold some time ago by the Pep
per eatate to William A. Rule of Kansas
City, was valued at 8176.000, and Is a com
plete loas. The loas sustained by Mont-
ojusry Ward sV Co. will not exceed tXuua JJ
FRENCH STEAMER WRECKED
PfHffM on Vessel from Algiers
Become Poule-Strlrkea ta
MONTEVIDEO, May 8-The French
steamer Foltou from Alglera is ashore off
San Jose Ignarlo. It is feared that there
hns been serious lose of life. It is under
stood there are 800 passengers on board the
vessel and that its cargo will prove a total
loss. No further particulars are obtainable
San Jose Irnarlo, or Fledras Point, la a
rocky promontory two-thirds of a mile In
and about 160 miles from Montevideo.
The Poltu struck thirty yards from the
shore at a snot called Rlncon de Herro.
Panic broke out on board the vessel when
It grounded and a great number of terror
stricken people Jumped overboard. Some
of them swam ashore, but many were
drowned. Customs officers at Rlncon de
Herro saved fifty out of the 800 passen
gers who are said to have been on board.
How many others have been saved la not
known. Several steamers left here for the
scene of the wreck and the government la
doing everything possible to succor the
An official dispatch from Rlncon de Herro
says that up to 10 o'clock this morning
nearly 300 of the passengers of the stranded
French steamer Poltou had been rescued
and were belng ,ent tQ th,9
CHINA TO BE PROTECTED
rvur,"u " ""i7
Feeling: for the I'nlted
PARIS, May 8. M. Kurlno, the Japanese
minister, In an Interview today, Is quoted
as making the Important statement that the
series of treaty between Great Britain,
France, Russia and Japan, guaranteeing
the territorial statue quo In the far east.
Implied an agreement to prevent other
countries from acquiring territory there.
Minister Kurlno denied that the Franco
Japanese entente was In any way aimed at
the United States, adding:
"Japs.n, In spite of the San Francisco In
cident, has always been most sympathetlo
to the United States because it was
the first to treat the Japanese people on
a footing of equality. If Japan could ob
tain advantages from an understanding
with the United States it is entirely prob
able that the government at Toklo would
not hesitate to negotiate with Washing
ton." M. Kurlno said that as Germany had no
possessions in the far east, Klao Chou be
ing simply leased Chinese ground, a treaty
with It similar to the one between Japan
and France would be useless.
BALTIC TO J3E KEPT OPEN
Dunlsh Minister Says So Adverse
Trenty Has Been Made
LONDON, May 8. Count Raben-Levetzau,
the foreign minister of Denmark, who is
now in London has had several Interviews
with S'ir Charles Harding! permanent
under secretary of the foreign office. He
will also confer with Foreign Secretary
Grey and later will have an audience with
In an interview today, the count said
i he was taking advantage of a pleasure
trip to see some of the British officials
and assure them that there was no found
ation for the recent report that Denmark
had entered Into an agreement with
Germany to close the Baltic in case of
war. He even went further and said Den
mark would not make any agreement in
j any way unfriendly to Great Britain. The
; count la making arangements for the king
j Q"een of Denmark to visit England,
Their majesties will arrive In London,
I ,une ,
i FRENCH' TRANSPORT WRECKED
Steamer Poltou Aarround Off I'rua-uay
and Hundred Are Reported
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 8. The
French Transport Maritime steamer
Poltou form Marseilles April 6 for this
, swim nsnore, out many were urownea.
Knowlea at Bucharest.
BUCHAREST, Roumanla, May 8. Hor
ace G. Knowles, the new American min
ister to Roumanla, today presented his cre
dentials to King Charles.
Strike In Itnh.
SALT LAKE CITT, May 8.-Th plant of
the American Smelting and Retinitis- e.om-
pany at Murray, a suburb, employing 1.000
men, ciosea aown loaay uecause or a strike
of its 2U ore haulers and furnace chargers.
SUNDAY. MAY 12TH
Real Estate and Farm Number
OF THE OMAHA BEE
This Issue will 'contain a larger
list of homes, unimproved properly,
acreage and farm lands than ever
before published by any Omaha
newspaper. This edition will be in
valuable to anyone interested In real
estate, whether buyer or seller.
If yon, have money to Invest la real
state, ' yon cannot afford to miss
tols edition. Watch for it.
Special features and articles on the
real estate situation In Omaha, Sou 111
Omaha and Council Bluffs, and on
faun land as well, will appear in this
edition written by prominent au
thorities on these subjects.
The large amount of real estate ad
vertising in this edition will com
prise piacllcally a complete Hat of
property for sale In this community
and It will be eagerly watched for by
every prospective purehaaer.
Don't fall to let It contain your list
People when reading this edition,
will have real eatate uppermost in
their minds. It Is to the interest of
every one havta4f real estate for sale
to be creditably represented with' the
very strongest ad of the year.
Can Doaglas 33 and on advertis
ing man will call.
BIG WAREHOUSE COLLAPSES
On End of faxtei it Qallarhtr'a Grocery
Dnildinr in Eebris.
NO ONE HURT OR IN PLACE AT THE 1IME
Caaao Is Not Determined, tint Struc
ture Wns Old and Infirm
New One Will Be
With a roar that could be heard for
blocks around, the east end of Paxton A
Gallagher company's building on Jones
street from Ninth to Tenth streets,
crashed its six stories of brick and ma
sonry into one heap on the ground, min
gled with canned goods and kitchen hard
ware kept on each floor, about 6:30 o'clock
Wednesday morning. Without a creak
or other sound of warning, so far as
anyone In the vicinity could distinguish, a
little more than half of the six-story sec
tion on the Ninth street end of the building
collapsed suddenly and in the brief Interval
of a second lay like a pile of worthless
rubbish, leaving exposed to view each floor
of the portion still stsndlng as though the
structure had been severed from top to
bottom with a knife.
No estimate of the loss sustained could
be given Wednesday morning by C. H.
Pickens, general manager for the Paxton
A Gallagher company, but the building
and ground, which was bought about one
year ago. were valued at. approximately,
As the accident was providentially timed
when no one waa in the building except the
night watchman, and he being in the office
at the Tenth street end of the building
Just in the act of putting on his overcoat
preparatory to going home when the crash
resounded in his ears, not a person was
killed or injured. It was too early for
street traffic and only an occasional early
riser on the way to work or a trainman
passed that way.
Cause of the Accident.
The cause of the disaster has not been
determined. But the first thought which
came to the minds of those acquainted
with the structure was that the big
steel water tank placed on the. roof
i In February was the main cause
! fnr (ha nnllnniuv TM tank, which had
a capacity for sixteen tons of water, was
erected to provide water for the sprinkling
system In the building and stood high
above the roof on a steel trestle. Its sides
giving resistance to every wind that blew,
and affected by the Jar of every passing
It was known to the owners of the build
ing and to the city building department that
the structure was old and Infirm, and mis
givings were entertained about placing the
tank on the roof, but extra braces were
placed directly under the trestle from the
roof to the main floor, and as the Paxton
& Gallagher company had in view the erec
tion of a new wholesale building this sum
mer the temporary arrangement was al
lowed to stand.
Ths portion of the building which fell
was about forty-five feet of the old Purlin,
OrendorfT . St Martin company building,
which was (Malta fet in dimensions, and
which stood In the form of an addition to
the main building of the Paxton A Galla
gher company's five-story structure, run
ning to Tenth street. All of the forty-five
feet fell, oxcect the south wall, which re
mained standing. One portion of the cor
ner was cracked and appeared to be hang
ing very Insecurely, and this will be pulled
down as soon as possible.
Firemen Soon on Scene.
Tne collapse took place at 8:28 a. m. and
a Are alarm was turned In, Chief Salter
with several companies responding. Police
man Hudson was eating his breakfast In
a restaurant at Tenth and Jackson streets,
when ha heard the roar, like the sound
of colliding cars, and rushed to the scene,
fearing lives had been lost, Officer Leach
from the public market was also attracted
by the noise and hurried to give aid.
Other policemen were later sent from the
station to hold In check the crowd which
early began to fill the neighboring streets.
One effect of the accident was to break
all water and gas' connections. The gaa
mains were soon cut oft, but had a single
Jet In the building been lighted It would
have been sufficient to have started a fire
In the debris. But with the water mains
it was not so well. The piles of brick lay
directly over some of the connections and
It was a long time before enough of the
debris had been thrown aside to allow the
water to be shut off, and meanwhile big
streams of water poured Into the base
ment and out from all the pipes which
retained their connections. The basement
was quickly filled with water, both from
the tank, which had fallen straight through
from roof to esrth. and from the water
pipes, and a fire engine was utilized to
keep It 'drained.
Light Stock on Hand.
The stock In the building was much
lighter than that carried when It was oc
cupied by the Parlln, Orendorff A Martin
company," said Mr. Pickens. "It has been
suggested that the reaction from the strain
of the heavy Implement stock to the lighter
grocery stock might have been the cause
of the collapse. We are rapidly cleaning
up the debris and can probably estimate
our lose by Thursday."
The accident will cause the erection of
a new warehouse by the Paxton A Galla
gher company sooner than had been con
templated and Manager Pickens will take
steps to this end as soon as temporary
arrangements are made for carrying the
stock in the damaged warehouse.
In the afternoon City Building Inspector
Wlthnell had all work of clearing away
the debris stopped for fear of undermining
the standing walls and injuring or killing
some of the workmen. The walls will be
torn down later. No trace of any human
victims have been found In the debris.
Latenser Advance a Theory.
Architect John Latenser says:
"The tank was within ten feet of ths
south wall. I do not want to pose as
prophesying anything, but I predict that It
will be found the sewer recently built on
the south side of the street Immediately
south of the building to a great depth has
drawn the running springs which were
under the building and it will be found that
the water has receded to a greater depth
than it previously was.
"I do not care whether the tank was
empty or full as the support was ample
strong for it to be full. The tank was
filled about the fore part of February and
haa been filled ever since except for a few
hours at a time when necessary repairs
were made to the sprinkler system."
Mr. Pickens, It Is said, has been extremely
careful In regard to this building-. Ha em
ployed John Latenser, architect, to figure
out the strerapih of each floor and the
columr.e and he got the report on the build
ing over his signature. In the erection of
the tank he employed the same architect
and the Paxton A Verllag Iron Works to
de the work.
JANUARY GOES OUT IN JULY
ach Recommendation Mnde hy
Vnlted States Attorney General
in Mlssonrlan's Cnse.
WASHINGTON, May 8. Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte today recommended that
the sentence of John William January,
alias Charles W. Anderson, be commuted.
He recommends that the sentence be fixed
at three months from the date of his re
arrest and that he be pardoned at the end
of that time, namely, July 19, 1907. The
president has approved the attorney gen
The attorney general. In a memorandum
submitted to the president, makea the fol
lowing comment on the case:
I consider It very Important, aa a matter
of public policy, to discourage attempts to
escape among- prisoner; ouch at
temps Impair the discipline of pe
nal Institutions, expose those officers
to dangers, and when successful, seriously
weaken the salutary deterrent effects of
punishment for crime. As against this
must be weighed the eminently benefit-la!
effect, as a matter of public policy, of en
oouragina: tho real refWmatlon of convicts.
The orderly and law-abiding life of the pe
titioner cunrurtt, indeed, be regarded as
equivalent to meritorious public service In
me army or navy, nut It is very nwiniuio
that men In a situation like his should
have an Inducement to lead such a Ufa 1
think the petitioner ouirht to serve some
appreciable, time in prison to show clearly
that, as a matter c-f strict right, he still
belonsrs there, but I also think this period
may be appropriately made a short one.
I recommend that it be fixed at three
months from the date of his re-arrest and ;
advise that he be pardoned at the end of j
that time, to-wll: July 19, 17.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May 8. Warden j
McClaughry read the Associated Preso dls- i
patch to January, telllms of decision of the
president, first warning him that It was
not official. January showed but little emo
tion at first, but when the Import of the
message was realized tears came to his
eyes. He had built up his hopes and ex
pected an Immediate pardon. "I am not
worried about myself," said he as the
tears began to flow freely down his cheeks.
"But it will be a great hardship to my
wife and child." ,
January said he supposed the officials at
Washington feured that If hs were granted
an absolute pardon now a bad precedent
might be established, but he still was
clearly disappointed. January was led beck
to his cell crying.
KANSAS CITY. May 8. When the As
sociated Press dispatch from Washington
was read to Mrs. Charles AndercA here
today the woman broke down and Varpt.
"This Is a terrible blow," sobbed Mrs.
Anderson. . "Three months. It will be so
long for him. It will be a long time for
me too, but Luclle and myself can get
along, I suppose. I was confident that he
would be pardoned immediately, but of
course I am grateful that he Is to be fred
and with us within three months."
COAL LAND FRAUD HEARING
St. Louis Men Are Called to ' Testify
In Case at Denver Accused of
Mnklnsr Fnlae Entries.
ST. LOUIS, May 8. It became known
today that twenty-nine St. Loulsans have
been subpoenaed to appear before the fed
eral errand Jury at Denver to tell what
they know of a supposed scheme to com
bine a large number of coal land claims
under the control of some syndicate, whose
Identity has hot been established. The
names of those subpoenaed have not been
revealed.. The Denver Jury will meet May
23 and will take up the matter aa the
result of a recent secret Investigation con
ducted In St. Louis by special officers of
the Interior department.
It Is stated that the subpoenas were Is
sued on the government's belief that cer
tain St. Loulsans had signed blanks for
conl land claims In Colorado with no In
tention of actually taking up and working
the claims themselves, but with the In
tention of turning the claims over to some
combination of persona The law prohibits
the granting of more than 160 acres to one
person, or more than 640 acres to any com
bination of persons. The land claim blanks
have not only been circulated In St. Louis,
but In other parts of the country.
Western matters at capital
Lieutenant Gnujot of Eleventh Cav
alry Comes to Omaha on
WASHINGTON, May 8. (Special Tele
gram.) First Lieutenant Jullen E. Qaujot,
Eleventh cavalry, will proceed to Omaha
and report to Brigadier General Earl D.
Thomas for appointment and duty as aide
de camp on his staff.
Rural free delivery carriers appointed:
Nebraska, Cambridge, route 2, James
Mayo, carrier; Maud Mayo, substitute;
route 4, James S. Munts, carrier; Ira Mc
Brlde, substitute. Cozad, route 6, Clarence
E. Totten, carrier; Marcus O. Blayter, sub
stitute. Edison, route 1, Clarence F. Zlko,
carrier; William F. Osborn, substitute.
Iowa, Fort Dodge, route 1, George F. Hit
ton, carrier; Carl J. Hilton, substitute.
Leraars, route 6, Edward J. Roe a, carrier;
Sarah A. Rees, substitute. South Dakota,
Pruce, route 1. Herbert Q. Qoodfellow, car
rier; Frank Qoodfellow, substitute; route
8, Joe P. Daum, carrier; William II.
C. B. Gowe, Omaha; W. B. Bailey, South
Omaha; Samuel McCash and Archie Camp
bell, Cedar Rapids, la., have been appointed
meat Inspectors In the Bureau of Animal
Industry of the Agricultural department.
BRITISH SAILORS ESCAPE
Two Men from Maori KJas; Say Cap
tnln and Officers Arc
BAN DIEGO, Cel., May 1 It waa re
ported late last night that two sailors who
have escaped from the British steamer
Maori King, which arrived here yesterday
from Shanghai, make sensational charges
of brutality against the captain and officers
of the ship. Rumors are In circulation to
! the effect that fifteen Chlneee were killed
during the riot on board and their bodies
j cast Into the sea.
International complications are likely to
! result and It Is believed that the- most
' serious part of the charges remain yet to
i be told.
NEILL AND KNAPP ARE BUSY
I'nlted Stntea Commissioners Are At
tempting? to Settle Labor
Trouble In Colorado.
DENVER, May 8. Labor Commissioner
Charles P. Neill, who was suffering yes
terday with a severe cold, had entirely re-
; covered from his sickness this morning
' and, with Martin A. Knapp, chairman of
' the Interstate Commerce cotmmlsslon, re
sumed negotiations with representatives of
the Denver A Rio Grande railroad and of
j the conductors and trainmen's organisa
tions with a view to adjusting the differ,
leaoes between U,u oa the watte schedules.
SCIIMITZ FOR PEACE
'Frisco lyor Confers with Traotloi
Officials and Striking; Employe,
PROPOSES TO NAME CITIZENS' COMMITTEE
Neither Eide it Beady to Aocept tht
TWO CARS MAKE ONE TRIP EACH
Folios Promptly Arrest All Ken Wkt
Attempt to Interfere.
MAN IN BUGGY DRAWS REVOLVER
Dosea Patrolmen After Him Before Ho
Could Shoot Another Wounded
Mna Is Dend and Three
More Will Probably Die.
BAN FRANCISCO, May Separate corf
fexenecs were held In the mayor's office to
day between Mayor Schmlti. Patrick Cal
houn, president of the United railroads,
and Richard Cornelius, president of the
Carmen's union. The mayor proposed that
the case be submitted to a committee of
fifty citizens to be appointed by hlin.
President Calhoun did not accept the sug
gestion, but stated that he would see his
colleagues in reference to the matter and
give an answer Inter. Prealdent Cor
nelius said that while he had no objection
to the appointment of such a committee he
could not agree to it, acting as a board
of arbitration. The mayor In closing the
discussion declared his Intention of ap
pointing the committee regardless of the
opinion of either Calhoun or Cornelius.
The Joint conciliation committee, com
posed of peace committees from lab- coun
cils. Improvement clubs, churches and finan
cial and commercial Interests, met this
afternoon at the Labor temple on Four
teenth street to bring about Industrial peace
In this city.
Six subcommittees were appointed wait
upon the striking car men, telephone girls,
ironworkers and laundry workers, and
President Calhoun of the United Railroads,
President Scott of the telephone company
and the officials of the Metal Trades as
sociation and the Laundry Owners' associa
tion, and, if possible, obtain from each.
an authoritative proposal for a settlement
of the existing differences.
These subcommittees will report tomor
Police Arrest Rioters.
At 2:30 p. m. two cars manned by strike
breakers left the car barns at Oak and
Broderick streets going west toward the
ocean beach. The two cars finished their
trips at 4:60 p. m. and were then run Into)
the car barn at Oak and Broderick streets.
The trip was made without much difficulty.
At one point a man In a buggy pulled a
pistol, but a dozen policemen were after
him before he had time to shoot. The man
dropped the gun and ran, tut was soon
captured. At another place a carpenter
working on a building threw a hatchet at
one of the cars. He was a prisoner in less
than a minute, A telephone lineman driv
ing a wagon blocked the cars and tried
to hit a mounted policeman with a pair of
heavy pliers. He was clubbed into submis
sion and arrested. The temper of the po
lice was radically different from that of
yesterday. Today they showed a disposi
tion to watch the cars and prevent union
men from throwing missiles. Each car was
manned by a half dozen men, none of
whom were armed.
With Other Trades.
The situation remains unchanged In the
other Industries In which a strike has been
declared. The telephone ' company Is still
handicapped by a lack of operators, but It
Is believed that the action of the linemen
In voting against a strike will lead to a
speedy settlement of the question at Issue
between the company and Its employes.
The linemen do not seem Inclined to go
beyond extending their aid In helping the
girls to settle with the company.
Little is heard Just now from the other
striking trades, their differences seeming
to await the settlement of the issue now
brought to a focus by the car men.
Quiet prevails In and around the several
shops Involved In troublo with the Iron
workers, and the striking employes are
now merged with their colaborers similarly
situated. The laundry workers are still out
and the Industry has been already so
badly crippled that one or two of the
largest concerns employing this class of
labor are talking about retiring from bust
ness entirely. The latest strike reported
is that of the Sandstone Cutters' union,
which went Into force yesterday. The
men struck for $6 per day. an Increase
from 26, the scale of wages now existing.
There Is no question of hours or condi
tions Involved In this case. This strike
will delay work on many of the new class
A buildings now In eouse of erection.
The union declines all offers to arbitrate
the question at Issue.
The electrical workers, with whom the
linemen of the telephone company are con
nected, are for the time being held la
check from striking by the request of the
labor council made to all the unions, that
no action be taken until some general ar
rangement Is concluded.
Thornwell Mullaly, assistant to President
Calhoun of the United Railroads, stated
today that the company had a number of
affidavits showing that the shooting yester
day was begun by persons In the crowd
trying to obstruct the movement of street
cars and not by the men who were oper
j atlng them.
I Business Is Crippled.
I The strike already has severely Injured
business Interests In this city. Many of
j the big retail stores have decided to open
; late and close early ar J most of them
: have laid off a number of their employes,
j The absence of adequate transportation
j facilities through the burned district makes
that section of the city almost deserted by
! pedestrians and almost Impassable at
I night. The retail establishments, there
fore, see only added expense In maintain
ing their usual business hours.
The same Is true of the principal res
taurants, several of which have closed
their d'iors. announcing that they will not
reopen until the strike is settled. Tho
theaters also have seen the advlsublllty of
temporary suspension and few places of
amusement remain open.
The crippled telephone service adda to
the gravity of the situation, which shows
no Immediate prospect of Improvement,
Injured Mna Dies.
The second death as a result of yester
day's street car riot occurred this after
noon, when John Buchanan, a rarshop em
ploye. 21 years of age, died at the Emerg
ency hospital. He was shot through the
abdomen. Two others, Albert C. Palm, a
chauffeur, and Nathan Lelser, a le-year-olil
buy, are not expected to live.
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