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    The Omaha BailY'
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Attorney Richardson Begins II A
Argument for the Defense.
Divides His, Argument
Eleven Farts.
Lays Stress on Fact that But One
Offense is Charged.
EnlrM Upon Alma and Excellent
Character an Consistent Phil
anthropy ol Federation
of Minora.
BOI8E, July 22. -Th excellent character
and consistent philanthropy of the Western
Federation of Miners; the patient suffering
of labor under the Jain of capital and the
perjury and perfidy of Harry Orchard
were the main poInU In the opening rai
ment In the defense of William D. Hay
wood presented thla morning by E. F.
In .pit of the sweltering atmosphere
very bit of the court room was occupied
long before the opening- of the session.
Haywood's mother aat beside the prisoner,
the Invalid wife, daughter and sister end
stepfather composed the family group, and
seven of the battery of Haywood's counsel
were In their places.
Judge Wood announced during the argu
ment be will hold two sessions a day, one
in the morning and the other from 6 to
8;30 p. m,
Mr. Richardson has subdivided his argu-
tnen under eleven heads, which he snumer.,
ated to the Jury this morning. It Is prob
able '.hat the opening argument will taks
two days.
For fifteen minutes before Mr. Richard
son began to apeak the court room had
been closed this morning against the
throng which sought admittance. One
woman, who came early and secured an
advantageous position In the first row, at
tracted considerable attention because of
the large black field glass she held almost
constantly to her eyes.
Mr. Richardson plunged directly Into
the death of Governor Steunenberg In his
opening sentence. He declared It was Gov
ernor Steunenberg's fortune during his ad
ministration to stand In the forefront of
labor war in the Cocur d'Alenes. Per
haps, he said, the situation demanded all
that the governor did. Perhaps It did not.
Ball Pea Called Into Betas.
"I do not know," declared Mr. Rich
ardson, "and I shall not attempt to say.
But at any rate, for the first time In the
administration of American justice the bull
pen was called into being. Men were put
In this bull pen, perhaps as a matter of
necessity, but certainly without due pro
cess of law. Governor Steunenberf' course
was condemned - on tb 'one aide and
rtratsed on the other, as the members of
two hostile camps view the matter.
"When the death of Governor Steunen
berg was flashed to the world there was
the Immediate conclusion in nearly all
quarters that there was some connection
between the Coeur d'Alenes troubles and
the bomb which was placed at his gate.
"Again hostile camps arose. On the one
side It was said that the act must have
been done by some man In whose breast
personal hatred rankled.. The mine own
ers, however, were strong In their con
demnation of the Western Federation of
Miners. It has been said here that In some
quarters there was even an attempt to
justify the deed.
No Justification for Murder.
"I want to say to you gentlemen that
w of th defense do not believe there is
any justification for such an act, We shall
not attempt to justify It; w do not be
lieve It can- be justified from any point
cf view."
Mr. Richardson then reviewed th event
following th death of Former Governor
Steunenberg, saying Harry Orchard wa
caught almost rsdhanded in. the act. A
Pinker-ton. detective cams to Idaho and
soon had W confession from a man who to
save his own worthless neck wa ready to
plac th blame upon other. Th matter
ws taken up by that portion of th prss
which depends upon th prosperous and
capitalists classes and ths leaders of the
Western Federation of Miner wer ad
Judged guilty without a hearing.
80 far reaching wa this Inlluenc. de
clared Mr. Richardson, that It extended
even to the white house. The attorney
begged the Jurors to lay aside any im
pression they may have formed from read
ing the newspaprs during th last yar
and to start with him at th beginning
of th rase and go through th varlou
events one by on, without feeling or preju
dice, "Do this." h exclaimed, "so we may
Justly determine, in th light of our con
clenoes, illuminated by .high heaven, if
th man her at th bar and his con
fldantes in th cell below, are guilty of
U crtrota charged. It I my intention to
carry out my argument. If I am riot over,
com by heat. In th following order:
Oatllae Hie Aramaaeaf.
"First I shall discuss th law a applied
to this case and to th prosecuting wit
ness. "Becond I shall discus ths history cf
ths Western Federation of Miner as
shown here In ths evidence,
"Third I shall discus th nera! -conditions
which prevailed In th Coear
d'Alene at th tlm of th Bunker Hill
and Sullivan mill explosion and at Crip
ple Creek prior to and during- th strike
In that section.
"Fourth I shall discuss th aeries of
events relied on by th state to prev a
conspiracy against th defendant Hay
wood. Moyer and Pettlbona.
"Fifth 1 shall devote myeelf to th as
certainment of th particular offense ths
defendants ar on trial for, for remem
ber, gentlemen, that while th rang of
th evidence has oovered many fields and
tnany crimes, there I but one charge in
th Indictment, but one offense against
th stat of Idaho.
'Hlxth I shall consider Mr. Orchard
while under arrest. ,
"Svsnth-I shall consider Un, Orchard
vhlls In the penitentiary.
"E'.ghth-I shall devet nryaelf t the
Impeachment of MY. Orchard.
"Ninth To the treatment of Mr. Hay
wood, the manner and method of it and
tb reasons therefor,
"Tenth I shall devote myself, a I have
been Invited to aa. u th reason why
certain witness did not testify for the
tfonileaed aa
Tuesday, July S, 1607.
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Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Leg. Hour.
6 a. m 71 1 p. m
a. m 70 a p. m
7 a. m 71 3 p. m
a a. m 73 4 p. m
a. m 73 6 D. m
10 a. m 75 . 6 p. m
11 a. m 77 7 p. m
12 m 79 8 p. m
9 p. m
Attorney E. F. Richardson for the Hay
wood defense applies the lash to capital
and lauds the Federation of Miners In
his argument at the Boise trial. Pagx 1
Heavy rains in Wisconsin cause wash
outs on the principal railroads, ' cutting off for'nealy a day. Fags 1
Greatest marine disaster In recent yean
on Pacific coast occurs when the steam
schooner Elder crashes into the paipon
ger steamer Columbia In a fog near (Shel
ter Cove, resulting In the death of bo
yt'een 100 and ISO persons. Fags 1
Judge Prltchard of North Carolina finds
that penalty clause of reduced passenger
rate law In that state Is unconstitutional.
Par 1
Four victims of the explosion on the
battleship Georgia are still In a serious
condition. Page 1
Idaho stockman killed In collision of th
Northwestern Chicago express at Belle
Plain, la.. With a stork train. Fag's 1
Receiver of Pere Marquette railroad or
ders payment of claims of relatives of
dead employes In wreck as other claims
against road. Page 1
Many Intrigues In Seoul and the hand
of the ex-emperor Is discovered trying to
guide his son. Pag 8.
Heads of the deputations to Th Hague
dine with Queen WUhelmlna at AmBter
dam. Fag 1
Nebraska railroads laying a foundation
to contest their taxes. Introducing testi
mony to show farm land and merchandise
valuations are too low. Fag 3
State Chairman T. S. Allen of the dem
ocratic qommlttee has filed a mandamus
suit to compel Secretary of State Junkln
to place the name of John L. Sunduan
on the primary ballot as a populist.
Fag 3
John L. Webster Is selected to lead In
the presentation of case of the Missouri
river Jobbers la their hearing before thn
Interstate - Commerce commission for
equltabl freight rates. Fag 1
Oeneral Freight Agent Spens of the
Burlington gives the reasons for the 10
per cent Increase of rates on lumber from
the Pacific coast. Fag 10
Society Thursday is named as women's
1 day at Happy Hollow Country club.
P- 4
Union Pacific seoures privilege from
Interstate Commerce oommlsslon to cut
rates on coal 25 cents a ton on all shipped
lato Washington, Idaho and Nevada be
tween certain dates as a means of stim
ulating the early shipment of winter sup
plies. Pa S
Opening of Twenty-fourth street In
vicinity of Crelghton university Is recom
mended for passage by the city council
In oommlttee of the whole, only Council
man Zlmman being In opposition.
Pag S
KOvnriPfs op oobajt iteaxiiifi
Port. Arrlieo. Btllwt
XtW YORK ....Columbia
KIW YORK ....Sicilian Princa...
QUEEN8TOWN . Calais.
PLYMOUTH ....Barbarous
MOVILLB Calndonlan rrnoiala.
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Reer-End Northwestern Collision
Keav Belle Platne, la., Re
salts la One Death.
BOONE, la., July 23. (Special Telegram.)
-Chicago Northwestern passenger train
No. S crashed Into the rear of No. 12, a
fast meat train, this morning at 1 o'clock
near Pell Plain. T. J. Jeffreys, a stock
man from Idaho, was killed. Ed Riddle of
Detroit, Mich., and J. B. Nestor of Ne
braska were injured, all being In the way
car of th freight train. Engineer Wil
liam Fuller and Fireman C. E. Kline were
severely hurt. Wreckers from Boone
and Clinton were called and the
track was cleared this morning by 7
o'clock. The cause of th wreck Is not
known by Superintendent Whalen, who Is
making a thorough Investigation. Th
damage to equipment will amount to less
than $2,000. No passenger were hurt.
Automatic" signals ware In use, but It la
said that Engineer Fuller failed to not
Jam Wilson, Who Shot White
at Cincinnati, Dlea Aftes
CINCINNATI, July a -James Wilson,
colored, died of fright last night, follow
ing an exciting chase and hi arrest for
shooting Charles Garlag, whit. After th
hooting Wilson was chased over half a
mile by the polio and a crowd of men
who had witnessed th shooting. H was
xhausted from his exertions and by th
heat, but seemed afraid of mob violence,
continually appealing for help from the
police who had to use force to save hlin.
Physicians reported that whea brought to
the station Wilson' conditions was nor
mal and fright undoubtedly caused death.
On of th detective who assisted In th
arrest ws overcome by th heat, but soon
recovered. Garlag Is said to ba in a seri
ous condition, but not necessarily fatal.
Interstate ('emu
Will Ascertain
tlea Have B
rce rammlsslea
Whether Invea.
a Saapreaaed.
land, expert on railway safety device for
the Intaratat Commerce commission, an
nounced today h would begin an Investi
gation to determine whether manutactur
tsg corporations and railroad have sup
areased invention on appliances that
would be valuable la preventing railroad
accident. Inventors have charged that
corpanUlona bav bought valuable patents
and suppressed them to keep than out of
compel I Una with aasainleat fVani ts aow
Heavy Bains Caused Bad Washouts
Near La Crosie.
Storm Had Wide Range and Electrical
Dlatorbaneo Was Severe Wor
shipers la Church
LA OROfiRE. Wis., July 22 All trains on
the Milwaukee, Northwestern and Burling
ton railway systems between Chicago and
Bt. Paul are tied up, the result of wash
out, following a heavy rain storm. Not a
train on any road has got out of La Crosse
for twelve hours and It Is not known when
they will be able to get through. Tl
worst washouts have occurred on the
lines along th Mississippi river between
La Crosse and St. Paul and there also have
been serious washouts on the Northwestern
and Milwaukee roads to the east. La
Crosse Is cut off from communication by
rail In every way. Telegraph and tele
phone lines went down, but were partially
restored today. Much damage was done
to crops and stock. One farmer near La
Crnsse lost 100 head of cattle, drowned.
RACINE, Wis., July 22. A number of
buildings were damaged and horses were
killed In a storm last night. Llrhtnlng
struck the steeple of St. Mary's church at
Waterford; passed down, and killed one
of the worshipers. Several others wer
knocked down and severely stunned.
Has Pardon for Husband She Con
demns Before He la
la Jail.
A case of quick repentance and release
that of A. Crants In police court Monday
morning. Mrs. Crans complained to the
police Sunday evening that her husband
had been drinking and was beating her.
He was taken Into custody and when
taken before the Jud Monday ws fined
$6 and costs. As soon as sentence was
pronounced his faith'ul spouse, who had
by that time completiiy forgiven him, sped
to the office of Mayor Dahlman and came
back with a pardon. She arrived on the
scene with his release before the clei.K
had found time to writ tn' mittimus
papers committing hl.n m lsll for not pay
ing his fine. Not satisilod with getting him
she besieged the office t the c.tpfala until
she had also been rftven back a bottle of
beer, which had been taken In tow along
with him. The reunited couple and the
beer went home together.
Tronble Experienced In Finding;
Enonah Clerks and Renistrar
for Fall Realstratlon.
Members of th city council are experi
encing trouble in securing registrars and
clerks for the annual registration this fall.
Each member of the council except Harry
Zlmman Is expected to name two men In
each voting precinct of his ward for such
duty, while Mr. Zlmman has the privilege,
as th only republican councilman, ot
naming- bna person la each voting precinct
of th city. v
Dr. J. C. Davis of th Eighth wtfrd, 1
particularly anxious about the matter. He
has offered places to a number of men only
to have them decline, and now he has
about made up his mind to advertise for
eight capable men, two residing In each
of the four precincts of his ward, to act
a registration officials. He would have
them report to him aa soon as possible
Heads of Depntatlon to Peace Con
ference Are Entertained at
THE HAGUE, July 'fl-Th head of
the various delegations to th peace con
ference left today for Amsterdam, where
Queen WUhelmlna gave a dinner in their
honor. Before the banquet th queen pre
sented each delegate with a beautiful medal
of the second peace conference.
Major Bua-ene Coffin Snffers from la
feetloa Received In Handllagt
MANILLA. July 22,-MaJor Paymaster
Eugen Coffin ha had hi left arm ampu
tated, the result of Infection from the
handling of money paying troops. H was
a veteran of the civil war and a member
of the old McKlnlny regiment.
Western Federation Orders All Em
ployee at Hlhhlnr. Minn., to
Oe en Strike.
ST. PAUL, Jnly 22. A special to the
Dispatch from Hthblng, Minn., sarsi "Ths
Western Federation of Miners has ordered
out on a strike all of the miner employed
by th United States Steel company here."
A a ana fas R.' MoDonongh.
NEW TORK, July U-Augustus Rodney
McDonough, son of the 1st Commodore
Thomas MoDanough of th United States
navy, who was In charge of th United
States fleet In th battle of Lake Chajn
platn, September lL 1SU, Is dead at his
horn bare from Illness due to old age.
H wa 17 years old. For many year ha
wa prominent In th praotlca of law In
New York.
Mrs, Martha Bes;le.
Mrs. Martha Bogl of Fortieth and Pop- I plosion In th motor led her to believe that
pleton avenue died at her home Monday j her life was In danger. Assurances by her
morning at th age ef ) years. Th funaral chauffeur that there was not th least dan
arrangements have not yet been made. ger were of no avail and, no other vehicle
Infant Sea ef Aacar Carter.
Th latent bob of Oscar Cartar of 2J70
D'" " ln"
ot mawins. in. runerai service will b
bald at th residence Tuesday afternoon.
Intrmnt will he at Forest La wa cemetery,
Mrs. Caroline A. Clark.
Mrs. Carelias A. Clark of (2S South Twenty-fifth
avenue died Sunday afternoon. She
was 42 years ef ag and Is survived by
her husband. Funeral arrangement have
not pet been made.
avan Robert Cantllo sf Booa. pat a "hobo" Tewfak Pasha, the Turkish foreign min
es' a northwestern train at Arcadia for I later. . Tb minister assures Mr. Lelsbmsnn
stealing a ride. Th tramp drew a rasor
aad slashed the braksrnaa across his throat.
Cantlln will probably recover.
Kited Trylaa- te Escupe,
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., July U -While
making an effort to f:p from his guards,
Mitch" Murphy. tl,s nenro who shot
Motorola Us BoJletr Friday nlgLt, was
killed la th nedro ward si Erlaaiet hos
pital last nisAir br fstDiay' Bliarin' i u
JLhadwl.. " ' -
Palaee a Hotbed of Strife Since Em
peror Has Taken Throat
f Corea.
TOKIO, July B. Telegrams from Seoul
state that Intrigues on an extensive scale
are now In progress. It Is declared that
the palace now la a h.ntbed of Illicit plots
and conspiracies. The placing on th throne
of the new emperor has aggravated th
Jealousy botween hi mother. Prince
Ming, and the mother of Prince Ting, each
having a large following. This stats of
affairs is being taken advantage of by
politicians who are distrustful of one an
other. Dissatisfaction Is spreading rapidly
and rlotlngs of the people throughout the
peninsula are apprehended.
Plot Against Throne.
SEOUL, Corea. July 2. The discovery of
a plot against the throne, resulted In th
arrest early today of one of the elder states
men of Corea, together with Pak Tung Ho,
who yesterday was appointed minister of
the imperial household; Ti Do Chal, grand
chamberlain of the former emperor, and
four Corean officers.
The intervention of th former emperor
In the affairs of todsy la evldenoed by th
fsct that he prevailed upon his son, th
present emperor, to refuse his slimature
to a proclamation of th cabinet, the ob
ject of which wa to calm th people
and restore order. Furthermore the ap
pointment of Pak Tung Ho Is another evi
dence' of the refusal of the deposed sov
ereign to surrender power and there Is
reason to believe he Is planning to pre
cipitate an outbreak on his own reserve.
The minister of war has reported to
Marquis Ito, the Japanese resident general,
that he has no control over or communi
cation with th army. The former emperor
la responsible for four anti-Japanese con
spiracies since his abdication. The first
conspiracy consisted In ordering th Im
perial guard to rush the palace on the
night of July 19; the second Is found in th
defiance of th minister of war by the
Corean army; the third was the attack
on the police at the great bell, which th
Japanese hsve proof to show was led by
an army officer, and the fourth consisted
tn his Indirect manipulation of the func
tions. of the present emperor.
One Japanese was wounded in the en
counter in front of the great bell yesterday.
Villas of Ministers Darned.
Two villas belonging to deposed members
of the former cabinet were burned last
night. The elm trie plant Is now under
guard ami all night long the Japanese
town was under the vlgllanc of fire patrols.
Police reserves have arrived from Talko.
Sensational rumors are current that three
cruisers, with ability to land 1,000 blue
Jackets, are making their way to Chemulpo.
The Japanese residency general places
the whole responsibility for tbe arrests
made this morning on the throne, dls-
claiming intervention, which. It is asserted,
would be an unnecessary invasion Into af-
fairs which are purely Corean. On ao
oount of the fact that every Japanese
soldier here Is needed to guard th barracks
of the Corean - troops, guards have been
refused to two houses of foreigners In the
suburbs and thslr occupants, who have
been threatened in anonymous communi
cations, huv been given refuge In
foreign quarter of the city,
Reinforcements of Japnnes troop ar not
espected until July U and It Is impossible
now to adequately patrol the -whole -ct,
so as t prevent the gatherfhg-Tof-the mobs
which have assembled- during th last
two days.
French, Newspaper Maa Inveatlamtes
1 Condition at Lisbon and
o Reports.
PARIS, July 22. A correspondent of the
Matin, who was sent to Lisbon to Investi
gate the situation arising from ths strained
relations between King Charles and th
Parliament, reports that conditions have
been exaggerated and that the dissatisfac
tion Is confined mainly to th political op
ponents of Premier France. Business Inter
ests, the correspondent says, endorse the
dictatorship of the premier, who defended
his action on the ground that the ob
struction of a Parliament made It Impossi
ble to prevent the squandering of publlo
funds. He said also that as soon as he
was able to appoint a Parliament that
would co-operate In the work of reform his
I dictatorship would end.
Servaat Who Was Under Suspicion
of Murder Proving; aa
KARLSRUHE, July 22. At the trial of
Karl Hau, who Is charged with the murder
of his mother-in-law, Frau Molltor, In
Baden-Tladen, last November, Wleland, a
servant employed by the Molltor household
at the time of the tragedy, was examined.
Wleland came from Kiel upon seeing re
ports that the defense was throwing sus
picion upon him. Hau stated before Wle
land' testimony was taken, that h at-
tached no Importance to it as he had never
i . ii nn fiu nuiMii i-iii n in it a m un ntq never
. . .. ,.. . t.
suspeuiea mm. .oia a srra.gni.
. . . . . ki. . . .
lurwirn nioi t u i sua movcmonii aunni
th critical quarter of an hour, and named
ths several places where he had dls-
charged errands. A verdict probably
not be rendered before tomorrow.
Bloted tnr Her Plaek an Heraebaek,
She Refused ta Ride la
BERLIN, July 22. Th empress of Ger
many, who Is noted for her pluck on hocae-
! baok, apparently is not so courageous
' whll In an automobile, ihe Intended to
j visit Konlusburg Saturday in her touring
ear and was within thirty-five miles of her
destination when a loud and repeated x-
being available, ths empress proceeded in
wag-on to th railway station nesrby.
Tlioic ta nmncM Mr-r-r-a,r-n
, lunrxo IU Tuition UrrCltUC.nd
j Amerlcaa Ambassador Assured that
inrewers oi noma will Be
Dealt With.
CONSTATINOPLE. July n.-Th nots
sent to th port by Mr. Lclshmsnn. th
American ambassador, regarding the .x-
: plosion of a bomb In front of ths American
thst measure, to discover and punish the
guilty persons have been Inaugurated and
that steps to prevent the recurrence ef
such an outrage have been taken.
Mexicans tie en Strike.
EL PASO. Tex.. July 22. AJ1 ths Amerl-
can employes en ths Parral ft Durana
allroad lu Chihuahua, owned by PUfs-
d by Pltrs-
ui (Pa) capitalists, ar on a stria for
Inner airu. trail as masliia kaw-
Missouri Rirer Cities Fighting for
Fair Freight Rates.
John I,. Webster Chief Attorney to
Present Interests of Wholesaler
to Interstate Commerce
Preparation has been completed for the
hearing before the Interstate Commerce
commission tn the case of the Missouri
river Jobbers against the railroads. In
which the Jobbers sk a reduction of freight
rates, which will allow Kansas City. Omaha 1
and St. Joseph to compete on equal basis
with Chicago, St. Louis and Minneapolis,
At a meeting In Omaha a few days ago
of Jobbers from the three Missouri river
Jobbing centers and their attorneys,
John L. Webster of Omaha was chosen to
take charge of the case of the complain
ants. He will be assisted by Attorney John
H. Atwood of Kanras City and E. J. Mo
Vann of Omaha, secretary of the Omaha
Grain exchange, 11 railroad rate expert.
Mr. Webster left Monday afternoon for
Europe. He will return to Omaha the first 1
week in September, for he expects the
hearing to begin about the middle of that
month, when the Interstate Commerce com
mission will have finished Its summer va
cation. First II carina Will Bo la Omaha.
It Is considered certain the first bearing
will be held In Omaha, and it may be of
several days' duration. Another will be
held at Kansas CJty and a third at Chi
cago. It probably will be necessary to hold
a session in New Tork City, for the con
venience of eastern railroad officials, who
are expected to appear. Though originally
only five defendant wer named In the
petition of the Jobbers, namely th Rock
Island, the Burlington, the Milwaukee, th
Northwestern and th Great Wetrn, all
the big eastern trunk lines connecting with
these have been made defendants by order
of the commission and officials will be
present at the New Tork hearing, from the
New Tork Central, the Pennsylvania, th
Delaware and Lackawanna, Baltimore and
Ohio, Erie, Lake Shore, Hocking Valley,
Michigan Central and othsr roads. The
answers of these roads to the petition of
the Jobbers makes a bundle as big as a
library dictionary.
Eighteen Omaha Jobbers, thirty-three
Kansas City Jobbers and four St. Joseph
took the action against the railroads.
Want aa Equal Show.
"We want a reduction," said John I
Webster, "for the reason that Chicago,
St. Louis and S. Paul and Minneapolis
j have an advantage in rates which puU
I Omaha, Kansas City and St. Joseph in a
j pocket. They take the trade on th south
and north of us and reach around west
of us and get a large share of it there.
We ask the reduction not for th purpose
of cutting down freight rates, but to put
us on an equality with these other cities.
"The matter la of great moment to the
entire west; It la ons of the most Important
1 cases yet brought before the oommlsslon.
Th plaintiff in this case do an annual
. business of $126,000,000 and they nav an-
j nualiy $3,750,000 In freight charges. Their
'merchandise la used from . th Missouri
I rlver tn Pactnc coast.
. "Th proposed reduction would save the
Jobbers in freight charge between $600,-
Ouo and $900,000 annually."
Mr. Webster will spend a week In Lon
don and a week in Paris, returning to
New Tork August 21 to attend the meeting
of the American Bar association at Port-
land. Me.
Dr. Edward J. Gallaaher Burned to
Death and Flaace Fatally.
NEW TORK, July 22. Miss Helen Madl
gan, who was badly Injured last evening at
Jamaica, L. I., In a collision between an
automobile and a Long Island railroad
train when Dr. Edward J. Gallagher was
killed, died today. Dr. Gallagher and Miss
Madlgan were engaged to be married.
The couple were out riding for the day in
a large touring car. While crossing the
railroad tracks an express train struck
their machine. A sheet of burning gasoline
from a broken tank enveloped the couple in
flame. Nearly every bone In Dr. Gal
lagher body was broken and he was killed
instantly. Miss Madlgan'a left leg and Jaw
were broken and her clothing was nearly
burned from her body. A passenger ex
tinguished the flames by rolling her In the
Dlstlagculah Themselves by Savins;
Others Who Were About
to Drawn. I
NEW TORK, July 22. Two college men
dltlnguisnad themselves Sunday by rescu
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i. -rs,. rrnm ..h. i h.
Mr. P-rrv Tanner riled
, A . r An hMAn. I .. I . 1 rrr i-tiAm K
- ...a
foot ball star of Columbia
, dashed through th surf and out into deep
water and rescusd Miss Violet Atwood, U
years old, of Freeport, who had been car
ried out by the undertow.
Bernard Glmbel, swimmer and oarsman
of the University of Pennsylvania, was th
other college man to risk his II f to save
other. With several othsr men at Atlan
tic City, N. J., Glmbel launohed a ltfetmat
and savsd four men who wer dinging to a
eapstied launch In ths boiling water at
the entrance to th Inlet
Pvesbyterlaa Mleateearlea Say Only
Leader Is Needed, te Start
NEW TORK, July 22.-A letter has been
received by the Board ef Foreign Missions
j 0f th Presbyterian ohuroh from on ef
th. medlcal mlsslonarl of th board, now
in chtn' describing th. condition, around j
Canton. According to Dr. J. M. Swan, th
I writer ef the letter, only a leader Is neoea-
' for a widespread rebellion In that
I Pt
of China. H ssys that certainly
befors twelve months have passed a d-
i aided change in th government may be
expected and that whether it will b so-
, eompi.hed by fore of arm. or net 1. yet
tQ B, del.rm,ned.
Left on Sloop Yacht far Jamestown
Exposition aad Haa Net Been
Heard From.
NORFOLK, Vs.. July 21-Harold S. Vaa
derbllt, brother of William K. Vanderbllt,
Jr., and f'or.aui-lo. duchess of Marlborough,
na 1 "r.sufio, duchess of Marlborough,
I ho ,u,t N,w London, Conn.. July 10, on
! his pels mast sloep yacht. Trivia, sa route
from Kr Port to th Jamestown axoo -
sltlon. has net yet aari4 ar beaa heard says: "hlorUaa desbl sanal, Gluon, phote
frwa, gxtjihed ar Lajamlaad and set k has,'
Chines Imperial Customs II oases
00a to Ue Opened en It dm
alaa Frontier.
WASHINGTON, July 22.-The customs
houses at Tatung Kou and Antung, on tlis
Chlnese-Corean frontier, and at Ialny.
within ths Japanese leased territory on
Llaotung peninsula, are In operation, th
latter sine July 1.
A csblegram hss been received from the
American legation at IVklng Informing the
Department of Stats that Chinese Imperial
maratlm customs houst-s ar about to be
opened on the Chinese-Russian frontier.
The agreement as to Dalny was mads on
May 30 by the Japanese minister at Peking
and Sir Robert Hart, the Inspector general
of the Imperial maratline customs. In
brief, it provides for the establishment of
the customs houss and prescribes rules for
the navigation of th waters within the
Japanese leased territories, being framed
upon the agreement made In 1W between
China and Germany for the regulation of
commerce within the German territory of
Klaochou. The new agreement is to be re
vised next spring after local conditions and
needs are more fully ascertained.
Th Stat department feels that these
practical steps toward the restoration of
the 'open door" In Manchuria, in which the
United States Is so deeply interested,
should be encouraging and gratifying to
American merchant.
Poatmaaters Meat Warn People A boot
Sending- Meesaaea In Packages
of Merchandise.
WASHINGTON, July 22. -The postal laws
prohibit placing written messages In mer
chandise packages or letters xn which less
than S cents an ounce has been paid and
th provisions of this statute admit of no
waiver of the penalty provided. During
the last fiscal year postofflce Inspectors col
lected $59,085 for such violations. In thou
sands of cases a short note or memorandum
was placed Inside a package of merchandise
on which postsge was paid at 1 cent an
ounce, while the written matter made It
necessary that 1 cents an ounce should
have been paid.
Finding that In a great number of cases
th offense was due to Ignorance of the 1
law, and that the collection of the fine us- J
ually works a hardship to the very poor,
specially where written messages are
made tn returning coupons, tags and cer
tificates for premiums. Postmaster General
Meyer has directed that proper notices be
placed In postofllces warning the public I
against the practice.
Ena-Hah Pastor of Fifth Avenue
Church Comments on Meaning-
of Holiday.
CHAUTAUQUA, N. T., July 22. Ths
Rev. Charles F. Aked, pastor of the Fifth
Avenue Baptist church of New Tork,
preached In the Chautauqua assembly Sun
day on the "Ethics of a Holiday," taking
as his text, "Come Te to Yourselves Apart
Into a Desert Place and Rest Awhile."
There has been no penplk - on the face
Of th earth which needed thla more than
do ourselves today." said Dr. Aked. "W
burn our candles at both ends and then.
j ett our neighbors should get ahead of us.
we light It In th middle.
"The great majority of as ars Just as
Incapable of flying aa wa are of thinking.
; because of our lark of leisure. If we wore
to pause In our mad rush, to meditate on
j time and Its mysteries, life and Its mean-
! Ing, we might miss the next car. Wa could
ve If we only were not dying to get
omwhere else."
Breaking of Ralllna; on Pontoon Re
sults In Loss of Life at
Lorain, O.
LORAIN, O., July 22. A score of men
were precipitated Into the river hare today
and several were drowned, a bridge crash
ing beneath them. Two bodies have been
taken from the water. Another Is known
positively to be In the river and several
more ar missing. It Is probable that they
ar also lost. Th men wer employed In
the ship yards. They used a foot bridge
near the Nickel Plate railroad bridge to
cross th river to their work.
Thl morning th pontoon of th foot
bridge wa open to permit a vessel to
pass. The men wer leaning against a
railing, waiting for the bridge to be
closed when the railing broke and about
twenty went Into the river.
Receiver of Pere Marquette Road
Instructs Settlement of Wreck
IONIA. Mich.. July 22,-The victims of
, v. tj-- ,, w--t- K.. -1 i
ith Pere Marquette wreck were buried
Mrs. Perry Tanner died
I , D ; ' .
' ,, ' . , . .
' In. War rillrnin Imiv nrfl. r A
that all th victim of Saturday' wreck
near Salem be settled with th same as
paying passenger. Moat of them wer
Four Victim ef Ex plosion an Oeersjla
Reporterd Mot Yet Oat ef
B OS TON, July 22 Four of th victims
I of the explosion on the battleship Georgia
i last Monday wer reported today as still
being in a very serious condition. , They
are: Seaman Fone, Meese, Thomas and
Bush. Oilbert and Maleck are making
favorable progress, whll all other ar
doing well.
Mlaeenrl aad ataw Rivera Are Falllaa-
ttapldly at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, July IX The Missouri
1 nd Kaw rivar at this point ar falling
rapidly today and all danger of further
! fteod damage her has passed. Near Ar-
1 tw Rock. Mo.,
1 city, the Ml.sour
Uo miles east ef Kansas
rl broke through th lv
yesterday and overflowed t.OuO acre of
Prefs. Perelval Lowell and Lamplaad
Take View at Lowell
LAnuiiunir., u, ury n. rror. rer-
v a a -n rtvv.stm a m T . . i sua
: clv' Lowe", director of the Lowtll ob-
I Mrvat.ry, has sent a dispatch to the Hr-
ivard observatory offlalauv la whlck ha
Steamer Columbia Run Down by
Freighter Off California Coast
Passenger Boat Sank in Less Than
T" a tr"'
xive minuies.
Most of Them Were in Cabins Asleep
When Vessels Struck.
R. It. Enart, a Graduate of University
of Nebraska Aboard Columbia
List of Passengers and
SAN FRANCISCO, July tl.-In one of the
worst marine disasters In tbe history of
the Pacific coast between 100 and 1W lives
were lost as far as has been learnd by a
midnight collision between the steamer
Columbia and the steam lumber schooner
San Pedro In Shelter Cove, twelve miles
southwest of th Mendocino Humbolt
county line between 12 and lo'clook yester
day morning. Only meager details of th
tragedy have been received, though every
effort has been made to get the facta.
Scores of telegrams to Eureka, th near
est point of tmportanoe, remain unan
swered. The few details known war
brought by the steamer Roanoke and th
team schooner Daisy Mitchell, which ar
rived In Han Francisco this forenoon.
Th Columbia, a 300 foot steal vessel of
the San Francisco St Portland Steamship
company, while bound from San Franclsoo
for Portland, Ore., with 189 passengers and
a crew of sixty, collided with and wa
rammed by the San Pedro, a 170 foot
, wooden steamer, southbound, for this city.
The sea was smooth, but th waather was
foggy. The San Pedro, looming out of th
mist a few ship lengths away, bore down
on the Columbia at high speed, desptt th
frantic efforts to clear and with a grinding-
crash sank, her stem fully ten feet Into th
Columbia's port bow.
Passengers Asleep in Cabins.
Nearly all of the Columbia's passengers
and many of her crew were asleep In their
cabins and bunks when the crash came.
As the Ban Pedro backed away, water
1 poured Into the ragged hole In the Colum
' bla's bow above and below her water Una
and In five minutes the vessel sank to th
I bottom, the deep waters of Shelter Cov
ooverlng over th tops of her masts.
The story of that five minutes is yet to
be told, and as it Is told by some sur
vivors the facts of tbe tragedy can be but
, guessed at.
According to J. S. Flynn, a paasenger
! on the Roanoke, Captain Doran of tb
i Columbia succeeded In launching four
, lifeboats and two rafts before the Colum
i bla sank. Flynn In an Interview is
i Quoted as -saying that eighty-eight pas-
sengers all men got away tn that maa--her
and were saved; that Captain Dare
' acted with great coolness in th face of
j death and went down with bis sain,
j Flynn is further quoted aa sayfng that
! not on of th hundred odd women pa-.
sengers were saved.
! Shortly after th collision the steamers
! Roanoke and George W. Elder and the
! steam schooner Daisy Mitchell, all south
bound, cam on the seen and stood by.
: Ths Elder took the San Pedro tn tow, and
the latest report (anrvounce their arrival
In Eureka. The stm of th San Pedro
! was smashed to splinters, aone of . its
i masts was snapped off at the deck. It
I was settling and had a heavy list whea
I taken Into tow. Captain Hansen remained
on board.
Assistance Declined by Elder.
The Daisy Mitchell offered assistance to
the San Pedro, but this was decllnsd. It
picked up a life raft and a boat of th
Columbia and brought them to thla city
Nsar ths scene of th wreck th
Roanoke picked up a life raft and found
underneath it th body of a passangnr
supposed to be Edward Butler of Ports
mouth, N. H.
The officers of the Merchant's exchange
In this city and of the various newspapers
an dnews agencies have been besieged
- since early morning by relatives and
friends o fthe Columbia's passengers, but
. their Insistent and tearful requests for
j Information of the victims and of 'the
rescueed remained unsatisfied. Beyond the
lt 1 Donr'dow; wnh
his ship no details of casualties have been
received. '
Assistant President Frey of the San
Francisco St Portland Steamship company
said this afternoon thst the lstter would
take the survivors of the Columbia through
to Portland. It wa not ths Intention of
th company to send a relief vessel from
here to Eureka. Captain Tosnr, who be
longs to the lighthouse service In Port
land, was a passenger on the Roanoke,
which spoke the George W. Elder whUi
! It had In tow th (team schooner Ban
"Judging from th condition of the San '
Pedro," said Captain Psdo, "It wa my
impression that the veasel struck ths Col
umbia wun ternno roroe, as its entire
deck load of lumber waa missing and she
had a big list. Its whole bow was miss
ing clear back to the forefoot, which
would Indicate that It ran at least ten
feet Into the side of the sunken steamer.
The Elder was towing It wlth'an anchor
chain. Its whole mainmast was gone.
First Maws Received.
The steamer Roanoke, carrying a number
of the dead and some of th rescued pas
sengers, rsached bare at S li this morning,
bringing th first news of the disaster. The
dead were conveyed to the morgue.
Shelter Cov, where th collision occurred.
Is 179 miles up ths coast. A life rsft bear
ing a number of the survivors is being
towed to this port by the Daisy Mitchell.
The San Pedro 1. being, tewed to Qureks
by the steamer George W. Elder.
The Columbia was a steel vessul of LTM
tons and was W feet In length, tot fest
beam and 14 4 feet In depth. It carried a
crew of seventy-four men under Captain P.
A. Doren, who had been master of the ves
sel for the last five years. The vessel was
built at Chester, Fa., In lMto, and was
owned by the Bun Francisco and Portland
Steamship company.
During the earthquak and fir th Co
lumbia aa lying at th dry dock of th
Union Iron works and th shock loosened
seme of Its blocks, with the result that (He
vtssel was capslxel. Hut it was entirely
refitted and when It left ht-re Saturday It
tamed a full list of passengers about 300.
Ths Baa Pedro wa commanded by Cap
tain Hansea aad la a wooded vessel of ttf
teas, it Is U4 feet Lai, SU feet beam ai