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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXX VI I NO. 7.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 26, 1907 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OPERATORS STAY OUT
San Francisco Telegrapher! Pay No
Attention to Ultimatum.
OFFICIALS BUST AT WIEE3
Claim by Companiei that Work ii
Well in Hand.
ONLY HALF HOUR BEHIND
All Business, However, it Accepted
Snbject to Delay.
APPEAL MADE TO BOOSEYELT
rmKril Receive Message from
Washington Union Asking for
Investigation of Telegraph
SAN FRANCISCO. June 2S.-Tha situation
!n the telegrapher' strike remalna un
changed with everything peaceful around
the jnaln office of tha companies and work
proceeding aa though no tie up of the. wires
waa In existence.
Tha formal notice of the Western Union
and PoaUU Telegraph companlea to their
striking operator to return to work ye
terday waa Ignored by the men, aa waa
expected. None returned to work and the
chief operators and offlclnla of both com
panlea ware busy working at the keya
themselves. Tha company officials said
that tha retinal of the men to return sev
ered finally the bond heretofore existing.
Superintendent i May of the Wostern
Union, declared that his company waa en
gaging men, but would not say how many. J
He said they were coming from all direc
tions and that normal conditions would
prevail soon. The officials of both com
panies claim thoy are within a half hour
of the work all the time. The government
business was being handled, aald Mr.
Btorer, without any delay at all.
Although messages nre being handled
with reasonable promptness so far, the
companies refuse to take them exoept sub
ject to Indefinite delay, owing to the fear
of Interference with the wtroa.
General Superintendent Btorer - of the
Postal Telegraph company aald today that
the strike situation waa unchanged. Quite
a number of operators were at work and
business la being handled without serious
delay.
"Conditions In our . office are better 'to
day than at any time since the strike be
gan," said Superintendent A. II. May of
the Western Union Telegraph : company,
today. "We are handling an Increased
volume of business and have added to
the number of our operators. The outlook
la very encouraging."
At Appeal to Roosevelt.
OYSTER BAT, June 26. President Roose
velt today received a message from the
Central Labor union at Washington, asking
.him to. eauae an investigation to be made
to ascertain whether the telegraph com
panies have violated the ' Sherman anti
trust law by conspiracy In restraint of
trade. . The president has as yet ordered
no Investigation, nor has he given indica
tion Of Ills probable action In this matter.
No other labor organisation than that at
Washington has as yet Joined In the ap
peal to the president, although It Is said
similar ' action will be taken by all the
leading labor organisations In the United
States.
- Offer to Arbitrate.
NEW TORK, June 26. The executive
committee of the Commercial Telegraphers'
union today offered to submit their griev
ances against the Postal Telegraph com
pany to arbitration. Complaint waa also
made that the company had not fulfilled tta
agreements with lta men In Chicago.
Local telegraphers reported business for
Paclflo coast points to from thirty to forty
eight hours behind, with the exception of
Ban Francisco proper. It Is said that little
or no business Is being attempted with
San Francisco on account of the strike
there. . The walkout there, however, has
practically paralysed business with other
oast points, rendering conditions worse
than at San Francisco Itself.
HILL HAS HI SEYE ON COAST
Indications la California Point to Ef
forts to Secure Terminals In
that State.
'BAN FRANCISCO. June .-That James
J. Hill has not abandoned his plans for
extending his gigantic railway system to
the California water line Is again being
evidenced in the movements of several par
ties of surveyors which are now operating
In northern California and weetern Ne
vada, ' Within the last few weeks repre
sentatives of the Hill lines have been tn
this city and Los Angeles In connection
with the lktest development In Hill's Cali
fornia terminal project The latter is a
survey for a line from a point In Hum
boldt bay to Oaselle, a dlstanoe of 160
miles, and from the latter point It Is con
tsmplated to build a line eastward to Win
nemucca, Nev. The survey of the route
between Oaselle and Wlnnemucca has been
partially made. '
MANY OFFICERS ARRESTED
Sixty la Hon t hern Military District at
Rnsala Reported to Be Held
Prisoners.
LONDON, June 28. A dispatch to a news
agency from Odessa says U Is au thorite
tlvely reported that sixty officers of the
southern military district, several of them
connected with the Odessa garrison, have
arrested,
Kaleer Makes Big to Jane.
KBIU June .-When the kaiser visited
the Japaneee cruisers Tsusuba and Chltoee
Curing the regretta here, he addressed the
crew of the former warship, saying In
English:. "I trust and hope that tha Japa
neee and Oerman navies will always work
together aa good friends and comrades, and
that their ensign will always, be side by
side tor the matntatnance of the peace and
order of the world."
White Wlsss en Strike.
NEW TORK. June K. Aa a "protest
agsinsi ius aouon 01 me aepartment or
ftclavia la laying off eoioe of their fellow
workers, employee of the strawt clean
ing department In Manhattan and Bronx
boroughs went on a strike today. The
men on strike are cart drivers, sweepers
and dump men. 11 nas been the custom
ti the street cleaning department to -ui
dawn the regular working loros' during
lite summer uionms. unaer tnis system
same men who have been rr uLarlr em
ployed through the winter at 12-4o per day
were put on nm saira list ana are al
lowed li W a day when tkey work. The
inkers want all the lita retained at Cava
""" ravie 01 wage
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DOMESTIC.
State department at Washington ex
plains that effort to pacify the Japanese
lay behind offer of services of District
Attorney Devlin In suit against people of
San Francisco by restaurant men. Page 1
Airship in charge of Lincoln Beachey,
which successfully sailed over New York
city, fouled on spire marking shaHow
water In East River and aeronaut was
nearly drowned Page 1
Sioux Falls wins first ruling of Judge
Garland In its rate war suit with the St.
Paul road over alleged discriminations
with Sioux City. Page 1
Supreme court of Oklahoma throws out
Injunction suit that would rent rain sub
mission of new constitution and election
will now be called. Page 1
Higher court tn Indiana rules that state
has right to regulate liquor tratflo. Page 1
Harry Orchard was recalled yesterday
by the defense to lay the foundaHjn of
Impeachment of his testimony which was
later begun by the testimony of witnesses
who had seen Orchard In Colorado. Tags 1
Death comes to Italian occupants of ten
ement In collapse of building. Page S
Officials of the San Francisco telegraph
companies assert that they are behind in
their work only half an hour, while east
ern telegraphers say It is almost impos
sible to work with San Francisco. Page 1
Former Judge Loving goes on witness
stand at Houston, Va., to tell detaI7s of
his murder of Thomas Estes, who mis
treated his daughter. ' The daughter later
tells the story. I'age 1
Severe electrical storm in Nelrranka,
Iowa and Missouri on Monday night did
damage to life and property. I'oge 1
poKSiav.
Mark Twain given notable banquet by
the Pllgrlma in London, unusual attention
being paid him. Page 1
War between Salvador and Guatemala
seems certain according to advices re
ceived at Washington . Pege 1
Government of France will not yield In
Its purpose to treat wine growers who re
belled with severity. ' Pge 1
Official confirmation of the destruction
of crew -xf- ninoty man of the steamer
Santiago received V t Pe 1
BTZBBABXA.
Ansley man. whose cattle are assessed
In both Logan and Custer counties, asks
the State Board of Assessment to help
him out. Page 3.
X.OCAX.. w
Postmasters of Nebraska and Iowa hold
lively convention at the Crelghton College
of Law. Pe 1.
Railroads are busy preparing for the
Installation of the uniform aystem of ac
counting In compliance with the new rate
law effective July 1. Page 3.
Prominent business men lend their voice
and means to the promotion of the Toung
Men's Christian association building fund
balance of $90,000. Pege 7
Marc Klaw of Klaw it Erlanger, an
nounces he has about closed deal for lot
on which, to build 11,000,000 theater.
( Page 7.
Purchases of real estate In the pro
scribed district indicate that the early
removal of that district Is inevitable.
Page a.
Interstate Commerce commission an
nounces that railroads may make reduc
tion In or special rates for United States
army and navy troops. Page ft.
Society Mesdames N. B. and P. TI. Up
dike give luncheon which Is consj-juous
among affairs of Tuesday. Page
Chicago and Cleveland capital has been
enlisted to complete the Omaha, Beatrice
and Lincoln Interurban railway. Page a.
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WARNING FROM BLACK HAND
Wealthy Italian Receives Notice that
He Will Be Killed and Buried
by July S.
NEW YORK. June 26. Members of the
"Black Hand" society who recently at
tempted to murder James Morroney and his
family by placing dynamtte In the kitchen
stove of his home at Mount Vernon have
now set the date for his murder unless he
gives them $1,000. Morroney received his
last notice through the mall Monday. The
letter, which was postmarked New York,
had a skull and crOBsbones at the head and
read: "Unless you leave 11.000 where we
told you to, you'll be killed and burled In
the New Rochelle' cemetery by July 6."
The message was signed "Black Hand."
After the algnature waa drawn a coffin.
Morroney Is the proprietor of the Wig
wam hotel at Mount Vernon. He la wealthy
and the democratic Italian leader In that
section. The police have arranged to guard
Morroney night and day.
CREW OF NINETY PERISHED
Only One Passeasjer on Wrecked
teavaaer tantlasje One U Ul
cer Sol Borvtvor.
SANTIAGO, Chile, June ftWt is officially
announced by the Pacific Steam Navigation
company that only one passenger was
aboard the Santiago, wrecked In a heavy
squall fifty miles 'north of Corral, and he
was drowned. The only survivor was the
fourth officer. All the rest of the crew,
numbering ninety and Including twelve
EAgliah officers, are aald to have perished.
Only one boat waa launched and It waa
daehed to pfecea oa the rous after drifting
for several days.
JUDGE LOVING TAKES STAND
Virginian Testifies to Impulses that
Made Him Murderer.
TOOK SHOTGUN TO KILL ESTES
With Revelation of Daughter's Con
fession trains Him On, He
Had No Mercy Story of
Hie Crime.
HOU8TON. Va. June 26.-When the
trial of Former Judge Loving, charged
with the murder of Theodore Estes, ad
journed yfsterday, the defendant had begun
to relate a conversation with his brother-in-law,
Harry Sneed, who told him of the
alleged drugging of his daughter which led
to the killing, when the attorneys for the
prosecution objected on the grounds that
Judge Loving's statement would be hear
say evidence. After lengthy arguments
today, this objection was -overruled, thus
scoring an Incidental victory for the de
fense and the Judge related tile details of
the story
He told how his daughter had admitted
that after making her drunk, Estes had
taken advantage of her while they were
driving together.
"This revelation came to me as a thun
derbolt from a clear sky. I loved my
daughter ' and no power on earth could
have restrained my hands." said Judge
Loving. The witness here began to weep.
Continuing Loving said:
"In this condition of mind I went out
Intending to put that man to death. I
got my shotgun and drove alone to Lov
tngston, but found Estes was at Oak
Rldpo. I went to Oak Ridge, where I
learned Estes was In a car at the station.
I then turned my horse to a livery sta
ble, got out of the buggy and loaded my
gun. I saw Estes In the car with two
negroes and waved them aside and said
to Estes: 'You are the young man who
takes ladles driving and drugs and rulnr
them?' I heard no reply and when he
made a motion as to leave the car I shot
him. I then surrendered, to the sheriff."
The witness. In reply to questions, stated
that for two months prior to the killing
he had not drank any whisky. He re
lated his struggle with the hltky habit
and how It had Injured him, even to the
extent of separating him from his wife.
Harry Bneed, who lives on the Oak
Ridge farm and who Is assistant manager
of the estate of Thomas F. Ryan of New
York, was the next witness. He related
that on the morning of the tragedy he
told Judge Loving that he had been sent
for to see Miss Loving and found her In
a drunken unconscious condition. He also
testified about his meeting Miss Loving
ami Kates In a buggy.
SIOUX FALLS WINS. POINT
Judge Onrlond Overrules Demurrer of
St. Paul ttosd In Freight .
War Suit.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., June 26. Judge
Garland of the United State court, today
overruled a demurrer of the St. Paul Rail
road company In connection with the
freight rate war between Sioux City, la.,
and Sioux Falls. The suit waa lnstltilted
by Sioux Falls Jobbers to prevent the rail
road from putting Into effect rte old
freight tariff between Chicago and Mil
waukee and Sioux City and Sioux Falls,
which would raise the present rte to
Sioux Falls to an average of 104 per
cent of the rate from Chicago and Mil
waukee to Sioux City. The demurrer
urged that the matter could only he deter
mined by the Interstate Commerce com
mission. The railroad company must now
show cause July 6 why It should not be
restrained from putting the old rate Into
effect.
AERONAUT NEARLY DROWNED
After Sncceasfnl FIlRtat Over Sky
scrapers of w York, He Drops
Into River.
NEW YORK, June 25. A big cigar-shaped
airship In charge of Lincoln Beachey,
sailed across the bay from St at en Island,
today, circled above Brooklyn, swept over
East river and alighted gently In the
midst of a crowd numbering thousands In
Battery park. A. few moments later the
operator aet the machine In motion again,
and the ship rose to an altitude of about
500 feet and started northward over the
sky scrapers of Manhattan island. Mr.
Beachey then sent his airship over the
Bast river toward Long Island sound. In
somo manner he collided with a spindle
which marks a ledge at the sunken mead
ows, his airship was badly damaged, and
he was thrown into the water. He was
rescued by a boatman much exhausted.
TWO NEW BANKSJN NEW YORK
National Institutions Will Bo Estab
lished In Gotham, One In
Uptown District.
NEW YORK. Junv 28. Two national
banks. It Is announced today, are In pro
cess of formation here. One of them, the
Sherman National bank, has about com
pleted lta organization plans but the other
bank, which will be located In the Forty
second street district and will be known
as the Bryant Park bank, will not begin
business until some time In the fall. The
Sherman National bank Is being organised
by Edwin C. Smith, former governor of
Vermont, who will become president of
the new bank. A lease has been taken
of the quarters In the Astor court build
ing at Thirty-fourth street and Astor
court.
HADLEY DISMISSES HIS SUITS
Keeps His Part of Agreement with
Railroads of Missouri In
Circuit Court.
ST. LOUIS, June 26. It became known
today that Attorney General Hadley yes
terday dismissed sixteen suits Instituted
In the circuit court recently against eight
Missouri railroads to enforce the 2-cent
fare rate and minimum freight rate laws.
Dismissal' of the . suits waa due to the
agreement by the railroads li obey the 2
cent law for ninety days and to the suits
now pending in Kansas City involving the
maximum freight rate law.
WAR IN CENTRAL AMERICA
Washington Receives New of Prob
able Hostilities Between Sal
vador and Guatemala.
WASHINGTON, June 2E.-The State de
partraent today received a cablegram
from the American minister at Guatemala
City stating that the situation In Salvador
la disquieting and that Guatemala and Sal
vador are aemiliig troop to the frontlet.
JAPAN IS 0N AGGRESSIVE
Takes Action In Mnnehnrln that Will
. Force China to Outline
Policy.
MUKDEN, June 26. Without waiting for
an announcement of the policy of the new
Manchurlan administration, Japan on the
ground of defense of her treaty rights
has begun a program apparently directed
toward forcing action by China. It Is
reported that the Peking government al
ready has asktd to reopen negotiations
toward reaching an agreement in the tim
ber dispute. All Manchurlan Industries on
the Yalu river are In a state of suspense
on this account. General Knjlma, military
head of the timber bureau Is levying on
one-fourth of all timber. Owing to the
fact that 10,000 unoccupied lumber men
are now In Antung. disorder Is feared.
General KoJIma today Issued a proclama
tion Intended to relieve the situation.
China's default In the negotiations and Its
support of a large timber company In de
fiance of Japanese protests has rendered
void the plan of KoJIma for stopping
Chinese timber operations, which he holds
to be illegal. China's course since May
has exposed her to coercion and the al
teration of the Japanese Manchurlan
policy from compromise to force.
DOES NOT SEEM A LEADER
M. Albert Dene-rlhed by Newspaper
Man as I nlmnreaalrr ( harar
ter Hot Attractive.
NEW YORK. June 25. Marcelln Albert,
the French, peasantwho has sprung Into
prominence as the leader of- the wine
growers' movement in southern France, is
thus described by a Herald correspondent,
who saw him at Nnrbonne Monday:
'At first view not a very impressive fig
ure Is this 'savior' of the vine. He Is a
typical peasant, of medium height and
spare figure, with toll-hardened hands, sun
burnt face, aquiline nose, prominent cheek
bones and the dark eyes, black hair and
coal black beard characteristic of these
children of the south.
"When It vis possible to hear his voice
there is nothing very attractive in the
timbre. On the contrary, It is somewhat
harsh and decidedly unmusical and he ap
pears to have little of that facile 'gab'
which one expects to find In a popular
leader.
"Astuteness, mother wit and steadfant
ncps, all these he has, but of the attractive
factors of voice, manner or personality, in
which the power of most demagogues re
side, I find not a trace.
"From whatever cause Marcelln Albert's
popularity may be derived, that it exists
Is unquestlonablo." '
MINISTERS VISIT THE HAGUE
Deputation from Christian Churches
Ask that Conference May
Insure Peace.
THE HAGUE, June 2 The president of
the peace conference, M. Nelldoff, today re
ceived a deputation from Christian
churches throughout the world, headed by
the Rev. William Freemantle, dean of
Rlpon, who presented .- address urging
the conference to ensure (teece. Justice and
humanity. The address was signed by all
the leading churchmen of Great Britain ex
cept the Catholics, who refused to partici
pate even Indirectly In a conference to
which the pope was not Invited, Nine
American Catholic bishops signed the ad
dress. M. Nelldoff cordially thanked the depu
tation for the Interest taken In the work
of the conference, to which, he said, the
address would be communicated, adding
that everyone earnestly desired the success
of Its work.
The proposition which France presented
to the second committee (land war) has not
yet been definitely drafted. It will merely
express the wish that a declaration of war
be compulsory before the opening of hos
tilities. CARLOS THRONE IN DANGER
Cuslons Attitude of Government In
Portnaal Slowly Arousing?
the People.
LONDON, June 25. A correspondent of
the Tribune says In a letter mailed from
Llebon June 19 that King Carlos' throne Is
In Imminent danger of being swept away
by the rush of a great democratic wave,
swollen suddenly to dangerous proportions
by the act of despotism which he permitted
on May L The people do not forget, the
correspondent says, that lat year the king
condemned Premier Rlbelros' attempt to
dissolve the Cortes and they contrast this
attitude toward a conservative pramier
with the curious, Illogical license he has
given to Premier France. The general
feeling of the country Is one of advanced
liberalism and a reetitlon of autocratic
bungling can only have one result today In
Portugal, the writer suys, namely, the
deposition of the king and the establish
ment of a republic.
LISBON, June 25. The government as the
result of the political agitation has closed
the republican clubs.
GOVERNMENT WILL NOT YIELD
Proposes to Fight for Continued Im
prisonment of Wine Growers
In Franco.
PARIS, June 25. The cabinet has decided
to oppose the motion of the socialists to be
Introduced In the Chamber of Deputiea to
day in favor of the provisional liberation
of all the persons arrested In connection
with the wine growers' disturbances In the
south of France.
EARTHSHOCK AT CARACAS
Slight Tremor Las tins; Three Second
Wae Felt tn South Amer
ica Friday.
CARACAS, June 22. via Wllemstad, Island
of Curacoa. June 25. A strong e&rthahotk
j lasting three seconds waa felt in the fed
' eral districts at 1:15 a. m. yeaterduy. No
; daiuage was done.
Venesuelan Cabinet Resigns.
CARACAS, VenexueUi. June 22. Via Wll
emstad. Island of Curacoa. June 26. The
cabinet resigned today owing to' the action
of congress tn condemning the policy of
I the minister of finance. The heads of the
departments are transacting the govern
ment business.
Alfonso Pleased wlth Golf.
MADRID. June 25.-Klng Alfonso Is tak
ing the greatest Interest In golf during bis
sojourn at La Granja. He has given two
sets of clubs te tho cadets of tha military
college so that they may learn tha game.
Brasll Guarantee Loan.
RIO PE JANEIRO, June 26.-The Brasil
ia n Chamber of Deputiea has approved the
guarantee ot the Sa Pauii coffee loaa of
lifcowo.
NASBYS FROM TWO STATES
Nebraska and Iowa Postmasters Meet
with Washing-ton Officials.
PALMER WANTS TIME IN THE FALL
Thinks Close of the Fiscal Year Is
Too Buey a Season for Such
Conventions to Be
Held.
The fourth annual convention of the Ne
braska Association of Postmasters con
vened In the assembly hall of Crelghton
College of Law at 11 a. m. Tuesday with'
about 100 members of the association
present, and a large sprinkling of Iowa
postmasters. Many women postmasters
from Nebraska and Iowa are also attend
ing the convention.
President II. E Talmer called the meet
ing to order and delivered a brief introduc
tory address, outlining the program for the
convention and read, several letters from
department officials. In which they ex
pressed their regret at being unable to at
tend the convention at this time. A letter
was also read from Senator Dolllver of
Iowa, stating that owing to engagements
In Oklahoma Just at this time he could not
be In Omaha.
"However," said President Palmer, "I
am pleased to announce that T. E. Bush
noil, assistant superintendent of the salary
and allowance division, and George L. Van
Dyke, field superintendent In the first as
sistant postmaster general's office, are in
the city and will be presont during the con
vention, not only to talk to us, but to an
swer any questions the postmasters may
have to propound to them.
Wrona Sermon for Convention.
"I want to take this occasion to say that
I believe that It Is the wrong time of the
year for a postmasters' convention and
hope that this convention may take steps
to hold future conventions at a later date,
somewhere about September L The last of
June being the close of the fiscal year, is an
extremely busy period with the Postofflce
department, and auch being the case, It Is
difficult to secure representatives from the
general postofflce department to attend
these meetings."
A question box was placed on the secre
tary's desk in which all questions pertain
ing to postofflce work may be placed , by
the postmasters and answers to them will
be given by competent authority. Including
Messrs. Bushnell and Van Dyke.
Captain Palmer Invited the members of
the convention to visit the Omaha post
office at noon to see the letter carriers pre
pare to start out' on the noon deliveries
and to make a tour of the Omaha office.
Some Prominent Delegates.
Among the prominent Iowa postmasters
present are G. L. Robb of Albla, John
Meyer of Allen, E. O. Beaublosson of
Whiting. W. R. Pre wltt of Onawa, H. E.
Deater of Shenandoah, J. T. Hcjan of
Cherokee, I. Hossler of Battle Creek, J. H.
Wegersew of Alta, Lucy B. Smith of Sioux
Rapids, W. J. Scott of Ida Grove.
Prominent among the Nebraska post
master already here are M. A.' Brown of
Kearney, Ed R. Slser of Lincoln, Lew
Shelley 0 Falrbury, Karl Kramer of Co
lumbus and Clayton Kellom of Franklin.
It Is expected fully 9P0 postmaster will be
In attendance during the convention. The
change In railroad schedule delayed the
arrival of a large number In time to at
tend the opening session Tuesday forenoon.
One hundred and seventy-five Nebraska
postmasters had registered up to T p. m.
Tuesday and about fifty-five Iowa post
masters. The features of the afternoon session
were addresses by Superintendent Bushnell
of Washington and of Field Superintendent
Van Dyke. Both will speak again Wednes
day forenoon.
"We have assurances," said Secretary
Cook, "that at least 200 postmasters will
take In the Ak-Sar-Ben Wednesday even
ing, and they are looking forward to the
event with great enthusiasm."
Shy at Palmer's Box.
The postmasters are a little Inclined to
shy at Captain Palmer question box as It
look too much like a contribution box.
However, Mr. Palmer positively assured the
postmasters that only questions would be
received on deposit and the postmaster
took a little more kindly to It.
At the opening of the afternoon session
President Palmer took occasion to show
that virtue will in time receive Us own re
ward. He cited a trio of Instance in the
cases of M. A, Brown, Lew Shelley and
Clayton Kellom, who were for many year
residents and boosters for Beatrice, but
while residents there never received any
reward but Ingratitude. But when they
moved away from Beatrice, Brown to Kear
ney, Shelley to Falrbury and Kellom to
Franklin, each was rewarded with a post
office, which position he is now holding.
"The attendance at this meeting is much
larger than that of last year," said he,
"and we have every assurance of bollevlng
that more of the 1,600 postmasters of Iowa
and the 900 of Nebraska are coming."
E. T. Bushnell Speaks.
Superintendent of Salaries and Allowance
E. T. Bushnell of Washington waa then
Introduced and spoke briefly. Most of the
afternoon waa devoted to asking questions
of Mr. Bushnell, to which he responded.
He said:
"My mission here la to bring you greet
ings from the postmaster general. Ho
wished me to say to you that ha regretted
extremely be could not be here today. These
convention meet with hi heartiest ap
proval and he la satisfied that such meet
ing are productive of much good. Both
the postmaster and the department are ben
efited by these conventions. But you post
masters must not think you are the only
onea who have trouble. The department
has its troubles with congress and appro
priations, and it must retrench accord
ingly. Congress frequently believes the
calls for additional appropriations for the
benefit and extension of the service are vis
ionary and the appropriations are reduced
! accordingly. The service is growing so rap
I Idly we cannot easily estimate for service
tor a year aneaa ana in a great many In
stances must do It quarterly.
"The recent law providing for the gradu
ated Increase of salaries for clerks -end
carrier I far reaching 1n It effect. The
sympathies of the public ha been largely
with the carrier, but yt a higher grade
of ability I needed with the clerk than
with carrier. The responsibilities ' of the
clerks are greater."
Ed Starr Makes a Talk.
Vice-President E. R. Blser of Lincoln,
followed Mr. Bushnell. He said: "A post
master we belong to a great business sys
tem, one of the greatest In the world. We
are proud of the fact that we are agents
of the government in this great work. I
believe In organisation in politics, religion,
business and tn the postofflce."
President Palmer then announced that
'Continued pa gootd Pag-
LIGHTNING'S EFFECT DEADLY
Severe Electrical Conditions Prevail
In Ion a and Missouri,
Deaths Reaoltlua-.
HAMBURG, la., June 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Last evening Cnl Notson, a farmer
living about eight miles east of Hamburg,
v.'ps struck by lightning and Instantly
killed. He was In company with his three
sens and Joe Hydlnger. The bolt struck a
barn In which they had taken refuge
from the storm, setting It on fire. The
itorm waa one of the worst of the season
and much hall fell.
ATLANTIC, la., June 25. (9peclal.)-Thta
aectlon of the state has been visited by
several severe and destructive thunder
storms the last week, ltst evening one of
the most severe electrical storms of the
season passed over this part of tho county.
Rain In torrents, mixed with hall, did some
damage to crops. On Sundsy morning
there was a high wind and Saturday even
ing still another, and some damage wa
done by lightning. West of town a barn
waa struck by lightning and, together with
Ms entire contents, waa entirely consumed.
In tho barn at the time of the accident
were two young boys, but both escaped
uninjured. The heavy rains have washed
out some of the corn and done other dam
age to crop.
YORK. Neb.. June 3.-(Spcdal.) The
rain and wind storm last night did con
siderable damage. It Is believed that the
hardest part of the storm was In York.
Large trees were broken and many blown
down In the west part of York. It Is said
the greatest damage wa done In Nor'h
York where the water main are not ex
tended. Many windmills In use were blown
down. Many feared that hall would ac
company the storm, but no report of dam
age has come In. The telegraph and tele
phone companies suffered considerably, as
nearly all of the wires are down and over
60 per cent of the telephone are not In
Use.
YANKTON, 8. D., June 25. (Special.)
Another heavy rain here has played the
mischief with almost every bridge In town.
washed out many county bridge and made
roads almost Impassable. Corn, already
very backward, has received another set
back and It seems Impossible for It to ma
ture now.
UTICA. Neb., June 26. (Ppeclal.)-The
worst windstorm that has occurred In this
community for year happened last even
In gabout 7 o'clock. The storm came up In
a hurry and the wind was terrific from
the very start. It took the tops off of small
buildings In a great many places over the
city, blew over and broke off large trees
and about twenty windmills were felled to
tho ground. The most damage was done
to the Hurlburt elevator In this city, which
had the back roof of the elevator entirely
blown off and scattered It In the streets,
the damage being about 1600. The large
wooden awning In front of the furniture
store of J. W. Carpenter was also blown
down. Oscar Ragan's damage to hi place
and comcribs north of the pity waa about
I2VI. The storm did great damage to crops.
GENEVA. Neb., June 26. (Special.)
Another heavy rain fell last night, com
ing with a fearful wind from the north
west, a repetition of the strtrm of Saturday
night only from another quarter. The tree
lost more branches, the corn was well fiat,
tened, some, hall fell, but pot evere In Ge
neva. There was severe thunder and light
ning. The achoolhouse room that was
smashed by Saturday's storm was only
partially repalder and the building 1s In
bad condition for occupancy by the Junior
normal pupils. The heavy wind played
havoc with windmills, comcribs and other
outbuildings.
FREMONT, Neb., June 25. (Special.) A
sharp hailstorm occurred here last evening,
the hailstones being very large, some as
,b!g as hen' egg. Fortunately there was
no wind and no damage ha been reported.
It wa more severe northwest of the city.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 25. Much dam
age was done In St. Joseph and vicinity
by a violent rain and electrical storm last
night Lightning struck the residence of
John V. Dewey and shocked eight member
of the family. Mr. Dewey Is In a critical
condition.
REASON OF AID TO JAPANESE
Government Explains Why District
Attorney Devlin Will Take
Part In Suit.
WASHINGTON. June 26.-Some com
ment having been excited by the instruc
tion to United States District Attorney
Devlin to assist the proprietor of the
Japanese establishments In San Francisco
In the prosecution of their suits for dam
ages sustained through the mobbing of
their place. It 1 explained by aome of
the official that this rather anarnalou
Unking of the national government with
a private plaintiff la brought about
through a desire by this government to
redeeirt Its pledge, to the effect that the
Japaneso lri America shall enjoy all the
rights guaranteed to them by treaty. The
necessity of resorting to this course of
action is deprecated, and It Is said that
the outcome will be an appeal to con
gress, probably at the next aeaalon, to
provide by law for the removal from
tate to federal courts of all Issues In
volving the treaty right of resident
alien. Mr. Olney, when secretary of
tate In President Cleveland' second ad
ministration, being much troubled with
Incident Involving attack by mob on
Italian and Chinese, sought legislation
on this line from congress, but the time
wa inopportune, and the opposition from
the state right people wa strong enough
to thwart hi desire. It Is believed now,
however, that the time la ripe for such
legislation and an effort will be made to
obtain It,
WILL VOTE ON CONSTITUTION
Oklahoma Supreme Court Dissolve
Injunction Issued to Prevent
Election In State.
OUTHRIB, Okl., June 25. The Okla
homa supreme court this afternoon dis
solved the Injunction Issued by District
Judge Pancoast restraining the constitu
tional convention from submitting to a
vote of the people the constitution drawn
for the proposed new state of Oklahoma.
The convention doubtless will now be
called together Immediately and a new
date for tlte election set.
Boy Gets Off with Light Fine.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., June 26. (Special
Tetegram.)-Leonard Hadlln, a boy aged
14 or 16. who recently was Indicted by a
United States grand Jury at Pierre on
the charge of having taken from the post
office at Vermilion a letter addressed to
another, today appeared before Judge
Carland 'end entered a plea of guilty.
Owing to extenuating circumstances, the
evtrimo youth of the defendant and tho
further fact that nn uncle residing In Ne
braska haa agreed to care for the boy tn
the future. Judge Carland imposed a mini
mum fine, which was paid and tba boy
went LI wa rejolcinaa
ORCHARD UNDER FIRE
Defense in Haywood Trial Lays Foun
dation for Impeachment,
6TAE WITNESS IS RECALLED
Denies that He Made Threats Ag-ainit
Steunenberff.
SEVERAL CONTRADICT STATEMENT
Evidence that Murderer Blamed
Victim for Financial Losses.
ORCHARD IN CRIPPLE CREEK
Witnesses Say He Held Many Confer
ences with Detectives of Mine
Owners and Railroad
Company,
BOISE. Idaho, June 85 The first direct
testimony In defense of William D. Hay
wood waa offered today, and It was chiefly
directed toward showing that Harry Or
chard, blaming Frank Etcuenberg for the
loss of his Interest in the Hercules mine,
had threatened to huve reveng by killing
hlin, and that the conduct of Orchard and
K. C. Sterling, both before the Indepen
dence explosion, when they were frequently
seen together and afterward, when Ster
ling called off a bloodhound that was fol
lowing Orchard a trail. Justified the Infer
enco that the Mine Owner Inspired the
crime.
The calling of the first witness for the
defense was preceded by a further examin
ation of Orchard to permit the defense to
complete Its formal Impeaching questions.
These questions were nearly all In con
nection with the claim that Orchard killed
Steuenberg because of an alleged grudge
growing out of the sale ot his Interest
In the Hercules mine. Orchard, who cam
into court under protection of the same
flying squadron of guards that always
act a his escort, maintained hi old
calmness and spoke In the ylow-pltched
soft tone. He again denied that he ever
threatened to kill Steuenberg because ot
the Hercules mine and again asserted that
he sold his Interest In the mtne two years
before the trouble that drove him out of
northern Idaho. Two witnesses called
later In the day swore that Orchard did
threaten to kill Steuenberg because of the
Hercules matter and the defense has pre
pared the way for uch testimony from
a dosen more witnesses. The two heard
today were F. R, Read, once of Cripple
Creek and now of Ooldfleld, Nev., and the
other Charles A. Sullivan, formerly ot
Cripple Creek and now a watchman In the
Brown hotel In Denver.
Orchard Made Threat,
Redd aald he heard Orchard make the
tatement and threat In the miners' hall
In Cripple Crock, and Sullivan awore that
while he and Orchard were fellow boarders
at John Neville's place! In Cripple Creek,
Orchard repeatedly said that but for
Bteuncnberg he would be a rich man and
that he Intended to kill him. The cross
examination showed that both were mem
bers of the Western Federation ot Miners,
and that Sullivan was a friend of Haywood,
Moyer and many of the union leader at
Cripple Creek.
Dr. I. L McOee, a mining broker of the
Couer D'Alenes, another impeaching wit
ness, swqre that Orchard told him In 1904,
at Wallace, Idaho, that he was a "spotter"
for a detective agency. Orchard denied this
conversation; denied that he was In Idaho
at any time In 1904.
Several witnesses, principally women who
kept lodging houses at Cripple Creek, Jo
cated Orchard at various conference with
Sterling, the detective for the Mine Own
ers' association, prior to the Independence
explosion, and there waa a further show.
Ing a to meeting between Orchard and
D. C. Scott, the detective for the Florence
A Cripple Creek, railway. Another wit
ness told of the effort to locate the men
guilty of the Independence station outrage
by starting a bloodhound from the chair
rung used In pulling off the mine explosion.
He aald tho dog took the road to Colorado
Spring, the one over which Orchard fled
In the night, and that when he reported
to Sterling he got order to call the dog
off. Sterling said he know who blew up
the station, and later said that 8teve
Adams had done so.
The state fought the admission of the
bloodhound story and also opposed the ad
mission of evidence eoverlng general fea
tures of the Colorado labor law, but In
both Instances the court ruled with IM
defense.
Effort to Impeach Orchard.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 25.-The taking
of deposition in this city In an effort to
Impeach the story of Harry Orchard at the
Boise trial that he placed a bomb In front
ot F. W. Bradley' door In Washington
street near Leavenworth wa begun yester
day. W. N. Llnforth, who owned the build
ing and secured a $10,000 Judgment against
the gas company for damages caused by the
explosion, was the principal wltneaa. Lln
forth stated In hi testimony that gaa leaks
were found later and that before the explo
sion gas waa amelled for om time. His
testimony w corroborated In this detail
by Mrs. Plchard and Miss Cummlng, who
occupied on of the flats. Llnforth testi
fied that from the room where the leakage
occurred gaa could find It way all througU
the house.
OFFERS TO DIE FOR BROTHER
Negro Preacher In Alabama Request
that He SaflTrr for Man Who
la Murderer.
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. June S6. John
Bee man, a negro preacher, applied to be
; allowed to die on the gallows tor hi
j brother David, the date of execution being
: July 26. The preacher says he will go
' to heaven and his brother, being a bad
man, might not. Hi sacrifice would have
' a tendency to convert hi brother and
both would thua get to heaven. TBe offer
I of the negro ha caused a wava of sym
pathy for both, and a petition IS being
I circulated asking the governor to com
j mute the sentence.
STATE'S RIGHT OF CONTROL
Indiana Supreme Court Reverse
Heeent Liquor Decision af
Jeaaa Christian.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 5.The Indiana
supreme court held tojlay that the Eta'e
bus t lie right to reiulute traffic In liquors,
j A decision by Judge Christian ot Ham
ilton county is reversed. The lower court
held that the saloon 1 an evil
stats feas no right to llcsae kk
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