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TVEM DIE IX FIRE
Au-fnl T.n nf Tif I- t iri t
-- w -" w ut in X1CW XO: &
STRUCTURE FIRED BY A BOMB
It ii Supposed to Have Been Set Off
by Black Hand Society.
FIFTEEN PERSONS INJURED
Explosion of Tank of Kerosene Block
OTHER FIRES IN NEW YORK
I, on Bench Hotel Is Destroyed sad
''r Hamilton (inri lato
Port with Its Cargo
NEW TORK July 2. Shocking loss of
human life and destruction of property es
timated at mora than 11.000.0(0 were caused
by fires In New York and Its Immediate
vicinity In the twenty-four hours ending
t S o'clock this morning-. Twenty per
sons are dead and fifteen suffering from
Injuries result of the burning of a
six-story double tenement at Z2 Chrystle
street, and financial loss resulted from the
destruction of the Long Beach hotel at
Long rteach, L. I., today and the Steeple
chase Park and other property at Coney
Island yesterday. In addition the steam
ihip Hamilton of the Old Dominion .line
cams Into port yseterday with part of her
hold ablaze. The Hamilton was at her
dock before any of the passengers knew
there was fire on board. The flames were
sxtlngulshed after about $16,000 damage had
The explosion of a bomb placed, the
police believed, by agents of the Black
Hand In an Italian grocery store on Chris
tie street, started the fire which swept
through the teeming Italian tenement and
destroyed the lives of a score of people
and Injured fifteen others. The noise of
the explosion caused a panic In the densely
populated district. The ollce say that
many perished In the fames, fearing to
fscape to the streets, where they believed
leath awaited them : from the dreaded
A second explosion from a kerosene tank
followed and the whole lower floor was
t mass of fames 'from hissing oil. The
Ire shot up the stairways, cutting off all
f scape from those In the bedrooms above.
Many rushed to the fire escapes which be
came clogged with frightened people. The
house was filled with dense smoke and
the flames upstairs drove the half-crazed
people toward the roof. The flames killed
many as they were about to be rescued
from the roof, while others were over
torn by smoke. There were many herola
rescues' by flremen. The bodies of the
dead were found In all manner of places,
vf Four women were discovered dead in
Cc'loset, where they had rushed to hide be
for the flames found them out. The body
of a woman was found lying over a chair,
as' though she had tried to protect it from
the flames. Five bodies were found
crowded around one doorway on the top
-floor, showing .that, they had been struck
down while trying to escape.
Thd fire wave first struck Coney Island
yesterday and before It subsided. Steeple
chase park, a score of hotels and many
amusement attractions were In ruins and
many persons were homeless. Then came
the Chryatle street tenement disaster and
next the Long" Beach hotel. The bX guests
were all In their beds when the flames
were discovered, but all left the building
I.OtG BRANCH HOTEL IX BlIXS
One of Largest Summer Reworts oa
" Coast Burned.
LONG BEACH, L. I.. July 19Etght
hundred guests of the Long' Beach hotel,
one of the largest seashore hotels on the
Atlantic, coast, had to flee for their lives
early today, when the hotel was burned to
the sands. There wsa no loss of life and
so far as can be learned no one was In
jured. The guests lost almost all their
clothing and personal effects. The Are was
discovered on the first floor shortly after S
o'clock. Hall boys end clerks hurried
through the smoky corridors and roused
the guests. The flames spread so rapidly
that the guests bad barely time to seise
some seanty -clothing and escape. They
fled to the beaches and were taken care of
by the cottagers. The hotel burned like
tinder and within a short time was a
moulding mass of ruins. It was three
torles high and nearly too feet In length
and when filled to Its capacity housed 1,500
The loss Is about S30O.0OO. ,
HEAVY l.OsS AT COSKT ISLAXD
Flame Barely Mis Laaa Park aad
Dreamlaad at Resort.
NEW TORK. July SS.-Ccney Island, the
playground of New York'a millions, was
visited by a disastrous fire early today
and seven blocks In the amusement zone
were destroyed. TUyou'r steeplechase park
and nearly a score of small hotels were
wiped out and for a time the flames threat- '
ened destruction to Luna, Park and Dream
land, great homes of summer amusement,
and the scores of smaller places which
fringe the water's edge for a mile. A
lucky shift of the wind to seaward aided
the flremen and probably saved the whole
picturesque area, but not until tl.OnO.OOO
damage had been done. Three persons
were Injured, on of them. Gottfried Mes
serll. a fireman, probably sataily.
Only the advance guard of the 3(0,000
people who flocked to Coney Island today
mw the fire, but the thrilling tales ot the
Varies rescue of 8an Dora, the armless
tnd legless man. and the flight of Fran
resco, the fire eater, when the alarm was
lounded were told and retold along noisy
Surf avenue and the park bowery.
The Islaud has had four big Urea In the
last tea years, the last previous one la
1S, -The Steeplechase' oa that occasion
being swept cut as It was today.
"The .island." as New Yorkers familiarly
call it. was Just turning tn for Its early
morning nap the only aleep It ever gets
nd the last thin line of Saturday night
'nerrj -makers wer Swinging gaily. If om
hat uncertainly, up 8jrf avenue, when
3orge Frost, a watchman at Steeplechase
ark. spied a wavering trail of amok coav
li g Troin th -Cav of the Wlnda." one of
the many show la th park. Scarcely had
I'rost bestirred himself to action when a
flash of flame shot out f th mouth of th
cave and lighted up th place ,ln a "weird
glare. A patrolman heard th urgent cry
of "flre '-for th shout of "A " In Coney,
Island la as ominous one alarm after alarm
we rung until the fourth had been
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A revision of the course of Instruction
at the I'nlted States Naval academy is
contemplated In a report of a naval boar 1
to the president. v Vage 1
Fred H. Magill still Insists that his first
wife committed suicide. Page 1
Governor Glenn of North 'Carolina asks
the people to stop all new lndictmen.s
against Nlhe Southern railway. Page 1
Governor Folk has removed Police Com
missioner Rnselle of Kansas City.
W. I. Haywood receives many con
gratulations on his acquittal. President
Mover Is admitted to ball in the sum of
$25,000. Emma Goldman and other nv
clallrts send a message to ' President
Roosevelt remlndir him the undesirable
citizens are on top. Fa; 1
Miners' strike In the Iron rante coun
try Is making little progress. Pais 1
Twenty letlms were burned In the ten
ement Are In New York City. The Long
Beach hotel, one of the largest on thi
Atlantic coast, burned. Tags 1
A terrific visitation of heat at Mc
Gregor. Tex., raised the mercury In u
small area to 179 degrees. Page 1
Articles of incorporation flled by an
j independent packing concern for packing
house at Alliance. Another company Is
being organized at Havelock. Page 3
I'nlon Pacific road attacks the consti
tutionality of the revenue law, claiming
that valuation of real estate every four
years is Invalid. Page 3
State Board of Assessment lnTeass
the valuation of live stock in a number
ot counties of the state. Page 3
Kaiser Wllhelm and the czar will meet
August 3, accompanied by their foreign
ministers. Pag 1
Germany and Great Britain have agreed
upon an international prise court to be
recommended at The Hague. ' 1
Jack-the-Ripper continues his deeds In
Berlin, to the terror of the population.
Friends of Harry Huntington ascribe his
shooting of his brothers and sisters In
Paris tn an unbalanced mind, but he does
not express repentance. , Pag X
Union labor leaders In Omaha commend
the verdict In the Haywood rase as vic
tory for Justice and workingmen.
II. L, Thlelman. ex-professlonal ball
player and confederate, held as perpe
trators of fake prize fight scheme by
which they filch large sums of money
! from victims. Fagw 10
j Major Cruse and family home from
I east, where they attended the death and
l burial of their son, hero of the Georgia,
j says gas and not burns killed youns
Big advance In rrice of soft coal Is
' noted In bids submitted for supplying the
i county. Pag 5
j SfOTEatXHTS OP CCXAJT STEAMSHIPS.
I Port. Arrived. Sailed.
! SOUTHAMPTON Philadelphia. Barbarosa.
j LIVERPOOL Etruria
oo Kit Kroonland
HAVRE .L Lorraine..
HALSEY CASE IS POSTPONED
Jadare Daaae Aaaoaaees that Tin
tlrely New Jary Will Be
SAN FRANCISCO. July The bribery
case against Theodore V. Halsey, formerly
"competition agent" for the PaclAc States
Telephone and Telegraph company, did not
go to trial today. Judxe Dunne announced
hi decision to draw an entirely new panel
of sixty names from the jury box, and the
case was continued until next Wednesday
Sheriff O'Neill was instructed to return
the panel Into court at t o'clock tomorrow
afternoon, when those who had valid ex
cuse for not serving will present them to
the court and b excused.
In Judge Lawler's court the tld.OOO bond
of Louis Glass was renewed tn the case on
which the trial jury disagreed and was
discharged yesterday. Glass was released
from custody as soon as the matter of ball
was settled. The PaclAc Surety company
continued as .surety.
In order that there may be no question
as to the validity of the order naming
next Monday, August S, as the date of
beginning the retial, Judge Lawler vacated
his order of yesterday (Sunday) and made
a new order to the same effect.
DYNAMITE CHECKED IN TRUNK
Esploaloa la t'aloa Statloa la St.
LoaU lajarea Klaat Mea,
ST. LOOS. July .A quantity of
dynamite in a miner's trunk exploded while
th trunk was being handled at Union
statloa today, seriously injuring two men.
lightly wounding six others and creatine
a noise and shock that almost started a
panic In th crowded traveling place.
Ivan Dometerk. a Greek miner on his
way west from Appalachia. W. ' Va.. had
sored some sticks of dynamite in his trunk.
A baggageman In handling It gave th
trunk the usual fling. The explosion fol
lowed. Baggagemen Werner Sparks and
Hugh Gavin were seriously Injured and
wer taken to a hospital. Six others re
ceived minor wounds. There was nothing
left of the trunk worth rechecklng.
OHIO MAYOR BEHIND BARS
Tfcentao Black of Kenton Admit Ha
I IaTlTd to Esteat of
KENTON. O.. July .-Thoma Black,
lawyer and mayor for two years, gave him
self up to the sheriff today and asked to b
placed behind the bar. Black acknowledged
th forgrry of paper Involving 128.000. Hi
operations extend, he says, over period of
MINERS ARE STRIPPING ORE
Operations Generally Besomed on
FEDERATION LEADERS ON TOUR
Petrlella, with President of Associa
tion, Are Waraed Off Loca
tion of Different
H1BBING, Mich.. July 29 Stripping and
mining operations were generally resumed
today and not a sign of trouble was re
ported. At all of the mines, deputies
armed with long range rifles, occupied ad
vantageous positions and the men at work
were assured of ample protection against
At the Morris mine stripping operations
were in full blast with a full crew of
men. The sellcra mine was In the same
position.. Ore was 4aken from the Iaura,
Webh. Albany. Nashua and Winfred mines
today with limited trews.
The stripping operations at the Albany
mine also have been resumed. In the
Chisholm district stripping operations were
resumed at the Munroe Tenner mine, and
underground mining was also In full
The Glen mine was also working and at
the Clark mine, thirty men were put to
work today at No. 4 shaft. The Myers
was also working at lt underground tun
nels. The Roberta-Kingston company had
full crews working on Its stripping opera
tions at the Pilisbury mine and at the
Shrnango a good sized crew was working
underground. The Hartley, Croxton and
Larucm mines are still being worked. At
Evele'h. the companies were apparsntly
awaiting the outcome of the action taken
at Hii.btng and none o the mines were
opened today. The Drake ard Stratton
company is aliead on Its contract and is In
no hurry to resume work.
Petrlella Makes a Tonr.
WlnBton Brothers and Dear, who have
been stripping at the B-irt Poole mine,
shut down Saturday night, and will see
the outcome of the Hlbhlng situation be
fore resuming. Acting President Ma'ioney
of the Western Federation of Miners
reached (Hibliing yesterday and was met
by Petrlella, who Is leading the strikers.
After a conference they drove to the
Stevenson mine, hut the mine officials or
dered them off the location. Today they
drove tn the Morris mine end here Super
intendent Thompson told them te keep mov
ing, letter they stopped at the WlnTred
mine for a moment and then continued
In the direction of Chisholm. Mahoney
said he expected to remain on the range
about ten days. He said the strike would
be continued In the same way as It has
been conducted up to the present time
and that there would be no violence If he
could help It. He deplored the presence
of so many armed deputies.
8VPERIOR, Wis.. July 29. The Allouei
ore docks are working today with a small
crew, which has Increased gradually since
starting up. Many of the Finnish workmen
have gone to the harvest fields and the
efforts to hoW an organization together
to flght for more pay have failed.
Ho Hoo of Arbltratloa.
DCLl'TH, Minn., July 29. Before night
the strike of the dock workers In Duluth
will be at an end If the steel corporation
accents the offer nf the men to arbitrate
J which, however. Is doubtful. At a meeting
held today the men voted to present a
written agreement to the company, which
they offer to go back to work at once and
: leave all differences to an arbitration com
i mlttee to consist of two men from the com
pany, two from the men and one to be
chosen by these four. The offer was to be
submitted to the company by Mayor Culloji,
wha haa been acting as mediator, this
It Is doubtful whether the company win
accept the offer, claiming there Is nothing
to arbitrate. It claims men have violated
agreement and If they want to come back
on the old terms, they may.
A meeting of the ore handlers was held
today. An offer to return to work Im
mediately at the old scale of wages and
conditions and to arbitrate differences
later, It is said, was under discussion and
would probably be made to the Duluth,
Missabe and Northern railroad officials
today. This proposition, It Is said would
be rejected, as the only concession the
railroad company would make, would be
to take the men back without prejudice
as soon as conditions on the dock permit.
GOVERNOR GLENN ASKS HALT
Reqaeats Pabllc of Xortb Carolina to
Stop New Indictment
RALEIGH. N. C, July .-Governor
Glenn today addressed a letter to the pub
lic reviewing the railway rate litigation
and asking that In view of the agreement
between the railroads and the state.
Judges and solicitors stop all new Indict
ments and nolle those on the dockets.
RALEIGH. N. C July S.-Superlor Court
Judge Guton today informed the grand
jury that If the railroads failed to carry
out the agreement as to rate matters
which was reached Saturday night he would
call the jury back for further Instructions.
Attorneys for the Southern and Atlantic
Coast Line railways are here'today and it la
sa'd will file Interesting documents coinci
dent with their request for a modification of
Judge Pritchard's Injunction order pur
suant to the peace agreement. The docu
ments will allege that the railroads re
linquished what they regard as their con
stitutional rights under duress because of
the hostility of certain newspapers, the per
nicious activity of certln politicians and re
sultant demoralisation among their men.
ARMENIANS MUCH AROUSED
Mass Meetta Held aad Reeolatlon
Paaaed Coademalas; Marder
la New York.
WORCESTER. Mass.. July . At a mass
meeting of Armenlsns in Laura Street Ar-
I nenian church last night a resolution was
adopted condemning the Tavshanjian mur
i der in New York and calling upon all Ar-
I menlan people to demand ths arrest and
conviciion oi . ine muraerers. Tne Church
waa crowded and Impassion 1 sprecha wer
River Take Mark Load.
VERMILION. 8. D.. July igp.
clal ) According t returns made by
county assessors, th Missouri river has
taken 111 acres of valuable farm lanl
from Clay county farmers during th last
year. It haa been cutting worse than
ever th last two or thro months, and
unless something Is done by Uncle Sam
to relieve condition, th next year will
witness th taking off of more farm and
timber land than was ever known bei'ure.
BELIEVE ;S0N WAS CRAZED
Art of Harry Haat lnrt ea Tkoaght
to Se the Deed of a
VERSAILLES. July S - rtef and sorrow
reign today in the residence, near Nep
tune park, of the stricken Huntington fam
ily, where last night Harry HuntinRtnn.
son of Major Douglas Saint Oeorjre Hunt
ington, shot down two sisters and two
brothers at the moment the members of
the family had gathered around the death
bed of ths father.
Majir Huntington is breathing his last.
The condition of ETxabeth and Alonzo
Huntington Is today declared to be desper
ate, although not hopple, the wounds in
flicted upon Edith and Douglas Huntington
are not serious.
Mrs. Hunt'rgton. their mother, is com
pletely prostrated from the shock and Is
confined lo her bed. A few blocks away
Henry, who Ii regarded by his family and
friends as demented. Is In Jail. He Is dazed
and confused and lie hardly realizes the
terrible thing he hss done. Major Hunting
ton is one of the best known Americana in
Taris and he and his family have long
taken a prominent part in the social and
official gaiety of the French capital. He
Is a retired army officer and prior to talc
ing up his residence abroad he lived in
Chicago, where he was an associate of
tli'lse prominent In army and business cir
cles. In Tarls he became well known for
his after dinner speeches at the American
club, of which he was one of the organ
izers snd recently the president.
Pre are Kxtends Time for the Collec
tion of Mlnlmam Duty
PARIS. July 29. What has been charac
terized as the obstacle in the way of the
continuation of communication between
France and the Vnited States in regard to
the tariff has been removed, for France has
notlfled the United States that it has ex
tended from August 1 to October 1, I!1?,
the decree providing for the collection of
the minimum duty on coffee brought In
from Porto Rico. France makes clear that
It considers this extension purely an act
of coM.rteoy and good will and an evlden -e
of Its earnest hope that-the necotlatlors
upon the proportions submitted through
M. Jusverand. the French ambassador at
Washington, will result In an agreement.
The niporiHtlons will now proceed between
Ambassador White and the Foreign office.
FIVE SUBJECTS IN TREATY
Japanese Mio later to France Make
Pabllc Conditions of Kiwlia
PARIS. July .-M. Kurklno, the Jap
anese minister to France, is the authority
for the following information concerning
the Russo-Japanese treaty on commerce
and navigation, which wab signed yester
day at St. Petersburg. The treaty em
braces Ave subjects: Commercial relations,
fishery rights, the junction of the Man
churlan railroad, the delimitation of fron
tiers snd pollt!" si relations. The clause
dealing with th a last named subject Is
brief and is pra tlcally a duplicate of the
Franco-Japanese agreement for the main
tenance of the status quo. M Kurlno de
nies th report "that. Japan has ordered two
dlriglbile balloons in Germany.
NO INTEREST- 1N ELECTION
Filipino Apathetic Over ' Approach
las Contest for Place at
MANILA. July 29. Unusual quiet reigns
through the islands on the eve of
the general elections. Mass meetings were
held In Manila Sunday by all parties, hut
aroused little enthusiasm. The native
papers are exhorting the people to go to
the polls. Election day will be declared
a public holiday.
The political outlook is unchanged and
all parties are confident there will he re
newed activity among the leaders in the
last days of the campaign, but so far little
Interest has been evinced by the people.
The campaign Is being conducted on
strictly modern methods.
RIPPER CONTINUES HIS DEEDS
"" surprises Man While
Ins; Girl, bat II Makes
mj- mi .
BERLIN. July S9.-The recurrence of a
"Ripper" outrage has caused another wave
of nervousness and dread to break over the
city. A woman, on opening the door of a
flat, surprised a man in the act of striking
down an 11-year-old girl. The woman
screamed and the man ran and succeeded
In getting away. This occurred In the
neighborhood of the previous outrage. The
residents of this section are in such a
state of nervous excitement that they fell
upon and beat fearfully a' harmless man
because he had offered a child a piece of
KAISER AND CZAR TO MEET
Early la Aagaat They Will Confer
Together with Their Korelitn
BERLIN. July 2 Emperor William on
his way home from his tour In Scandinavian
waters Is due at Swlnemuende Augurt L to
witness the target shooting of the fleet. He
probably will meet the emperor of Russia
off Swlnemuende August 1. Emperor Wil
liam will probably be accompanied bv Chan
cellor von Buelow, and the emperor of
Russia will have with him M.Iswolaky, ths
Russian foreign minister.
REINFORCEMENTS IN COREA
New Mea from Twelfth Brigade Have
Landed from Japanese
SEOUL. July 29. All the reinforcements
of the Twelfth brigade have landed. The
re-garrlsoniag of Cores by Japanese troops
according to the new plan of occupation
will be completed by tomorrow (Tuesday)
TERRIFIC HEAT IN TEXAS
Thermometer Register 1T9 Degress
Over Area of Six Saaar
M'GREGOR. Tex . July .-A terrific
heat visitation which lasted an hour and
twenty minute yesterday 1 reportwj. T1,f
thermometer registered 179 degrees In the
on and 11" In th shade. An area of three
mile long and two mile wide was af
fected. To visitation was accompanied by
a peculiar haze hanging Ilk a veil In the
aky which moved over the area affected.
Score of people were overcome. Horse,
cattle, hogs and poultry dropped dead In
WILSON DIES OF HIS WOUND
Richardson Passes Comfortable Day
and Has Chance to Recover.
POSSES ON TRAIL OF DESPERADO
Seea by Several Parties aad Blood
aoaada Are oa Trail Which Ku
roaraaes Belief He Mill Be
Detective George Wilson, who was shot i
by an untdmttfled desperado Sunday night j
after the latter had shot and probable '
fatally wounded Patrolman W. H. Rich- I
ardson, died at the Jennie Edmundson Me- !
morial hoopital yesterday morning at 3:.i
o'clock. Just after being removed from the j
operating table. Patrolman Richardson :
rallied slightly yesterday morning and dur- !
lng the day was reported to be holding
his own. although the chances against his j
recovery were Katd to be exceedingly slicht. ,
Early yesterday morning word reached .
the city that a man answering the descrip- i
tlon of tile desrerado who had shot the two '
officers had b n seen In the immediate'
vicinity of Crescent and posses wrt at
once organized to scour the country In I
search for the fugitive. Thomas Metcalf. !
Thomas r"arn. worth. J. F. Wilcox ai:l :
Harry Scarles proffered the authorities the j
use of tlii lr automobiles and it was but a I
short time before nearly thirty heavily
armed men. Including deputy sheriffs, mem- j
bent of iii.- police force and others wem
on their way to Crescent. Sheriff Canning,
wan In char?" of one posse. I
Early in the mom'nt; Chief Richmond '
telegraphed to Beatrice for It. Fulton's ,
bloodhounds and the dogs reached the city I
shortly after 1 o'clock nnd were at once j
taken In E. W. Hart's automobile to a
point between Crescent and Honey Creek,
where the fugitive had !at been seen. The
run was made In twenty-one minim s.
Farmers Take I n base.
While these active operations to hunt
down the desperado were being made by
the authorities of this city. Warren and
Denver Hough of Crescent had organized
a hlg posse und farmers armed with all
sorts of weapons were scouting the ter
ritory north, east and south of the city.
The first report to reach headquarter!" was
that the supposed fugitive had been seen
hiding in a cornfield on the Miller farm J
near Crescent. The cornfield was sur- j
rounded, but the man succeeded In get- j
ting away unobserved. Later came the
report that a dausiiter of Denver Hough j
had seen a man answering the description j
of the desperado seated on a bank with
two revolvers on his lap, which he was
either cleaning or loading. Following this
came the report that two farmers had met
a man limping on the highway just beyond
Crescent. The fellow, it was said, was
haggard looking and appeared to be more
or less distressed. The farmers thinking
to aaatst him went toward the fellow when
the latter, it is said, drew a revolver and
told them to keep away or he would
shoot. "They will never get me alive,"
said the fellow, and the two farmers, be
lieving the. man was deranged, let him
pas on. They were unaware at that time
that a search was being made for a man
who had shot two officers In this city.
Late. In the afternoon word came to the
city, that, a man limping, and apparently
In great distress had been seen on the
tracks of the Illinois Central railroad by
the engineer of a gravel train. This Is
believed to have been the man sought for,
aa Detective Wilson, although suffering)
Intense agony from his wound, was able
after being shot to give a fairly clear ac
count of his encounter with the desperado
on Upper Harrison street, near Elliott
street. Wilson said he was certain that
he had iit the man. as he appeared crip
pled as he made his way east on Elliott
street. When It was learned Sunday night
that the man had gone east on Elliott
street it was presumed that he would at
tempt to make his way to the railroad
tracks, and. accordingly, a number of of
ficers were detailed to watch the country
In the vicinity of Crescent City.
How Affair Happened.
Patrolman Richardson was able to tell
but little after being shot, but yesterday It
was learned how he
man on North First street. A stranger i1
answering the description of the desperado
entered the cigar store of E. Aspinwall
Sunday afternoon and offered for 25 cents '
a new pocket knife of the probable value !
of 12.60. Mr.' Asplnwall declined to pur-
chase. Shortly before 10 o'clock as Mr.
Aapinwall was- leaving his place of busi
ness he saw the same man pass and turn
north on First street. Happening to see
Patrolman Richardson, with whom he was '
acquainted, standing on Broadway near I
First street, Mr. Asplnwall told the officer
of his suspicions regarding the man. It '
was then that the officer, with a view to I
Investigating, turned north on First street. '
where he came -across the man described
by Mr. Asplnwall on the bridge over the '
crek. As soon as the fellow saw the other's i
uniform he drew his revolver and fired. !
After shooting .the officer the despersdo I
made his way through the yards of several j
residences on Harrison street, jumping and 1
climbing fences which cam in his way. !
While climbing the fence In the yard of ,
Henry Rishton house he dropped four '
cartridges, which were found yesterday .
morning. They are of S8-calibre, the same :
aa that of th bullet taken from Detective i
Although Detective Wilson, when called
to assist in the search for the man who
had shot Ofticer Richardson, had been
. ul w,a buuiu. wnen na came
across the fugitive the latter succeeded in
putting him off his guard by a clever rnw.
As the officer called upon the man to halt
the fellow took off hi hat with bis left i
hand as if heated by walking, drew his j
ritrht bnn,t thwinvh 1.1. . ..
" -"Mow in uir anu jiKe a
flash of lightning from his head to his left '
breast, where he carried his weapon In i
his pocket or In a holster. Not seeing the '
man reach at once for his hip or another j
pocket to get his revolver, put Detective
Wilson. It is supposed, off his guard for a '
moment and gave the desperado the op- r
M.iiuunjr iu ure ine nrat shot.
The local authorities are confident that I
the man who shot the two officers is a '
man who is wanted somewhere, a man
ready to ktll In-fore he wauld be taken '
alive. The description given by the two
officers snd by Mr. Asplnwall answers that
of a man wanted In St. Loul for shooting
and killing Patrolman I-muel R. Boyoe on 1
the night of March 21 last I
Ploavr of eloaa City Drawn, I
SIOUX CITY. la.. July 29.-(8peflal Tele- I
gram.) Declaring he was tired of life andJ
would drown himself. David Hoffman, an!
old soldier and a pioneer resident of Sioux 1
City, walked toward the Missouri river I
early this morning and shortly afterwards
ills coat and hat were found on the bank, j
i us mentis ieiiev n earned out els
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Land Taraed Over to State ot
Wyomlaa- to Re Pnt t nder Irrt
'From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. July tSfevlal Tele
gram.) The president has approved the ac
tion of the acting secretary of the Interior In
approving the map ami executing the con
tract filed by the slate of Wyoming In sup
port of Its application under the act of Aug
ust IS. ISM. for the searcgation of WS7 acres
of land in townships 15.lt! amll7 north. ransee
Kt. M and S3 west. In the Cheyenne land dis
trict In Wyoming to be irrigated and re
claimed by the enlargement of the North
Platte and Encampment canal. The state
has ten years from date of approval of
the map in which to reclaim the lands and
secure a patent for them. This action 's
taken under the provisions of the Carey act.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska. Nan
tasket. Buffalo county. William Clugv, vice
H. W. Gramly. resigned; Selam. Nuckolls
county. Edward J. Itohling. vice A. M.
Brooking, resigned. South Dakota. Hoven.
IVitter county. John C. Klessel, vice J. J.
These Nebraska national banks have been
authorized to be--in business: The F.rt
National bank of Curtis with li'.o 0 cap
ital. Thomas Scott, president; N. J. Hall,
vice president; W. E. Stephenson, cashier;
The First National bank of Utloa with .H.
oro capital, Fritz Reckon!, president; Fred
H. Heckord, vice president; !. .O. Jones,
Owen M. Jonts. II. H. Thorn of Omaha:
Alfred J. Anderson of Swedeburg; H. B.
Armstrong. E. R. Fcslt r. Lincoln; S D.
I. onK. Guide Rock; J. F. Alford. Fvrt
Crook: M. II. Ktederickson of Bennington,
and Walter C. M.iwer of Aurora. Neb., have
hi 'ii apix'lnted railway mall clerks.
Otto M. Hazel of Platte City. Neh., has
leen appointed a clerk In the reclamation
T. M. Winiheiley and family of Univer
sity Place. N"b.. passed through Washing
ton today n nuitp to the Jamestown exposition".
STILL INSISTS ON SUICIDE
Fred II. Mnf.lll Micks tn Mory that
Ills First Wife Took Her
CLINTON". 111.. July 3. Alfhnugh scores
of persons have called at the county jail
to see Fred MiiGill and his wife. Mrs.
Fay Graham MaGlll, since they were
brought lack from California yesterday
morning, none of MaGill's family has been
to see him.
The special Jury, which Is to investigate
the death of MaGill's first wife. Pet Ma
Gill, convened tills forenoon. The state
lias subpoenaed seventy-four witnesses for
Mrs. Fay Graham MaGlll asserts she and
MaQill are Innocent of the caUBe of death
of Mrs. Pet MaGlll.
"I did wrong In marrying Fred so soon,"
she said, "but that is all. If It were to
be done over again we would do the same.
"We have but one story." said MaGlll,
"my first wife killed herself and that is all
there is to It. As soon as I discovered the
death of my wife I made the fact known.
I asked someone to call Fay and she came
to our house. Fay and I were no more
than friends until after the death of my
WHISTLING MUST BE STOPPED
Government Issues Order that Xolse
In Harbors Shall Be '
NEW TORK. July. 28. The recently or
ganized society for the suppression of un
necessary noises has won another victory.
Through Captain Ira A. Harris of the
steamboat Inspection service It haa secured
a decision from the government regarding
the whistling of steamers on the rivers and
bay. Hereafter the whistling of tugs to at
tract the atention of scowmen in charge
of tows which they expect to take up, the
blowing of private signals and the employ
ment of the siren other than by a fire boat
are prohibited as "unnecessary noises."
LONDON, Jury 29 Treasurer Arndt. who
is here with a party of New York noise
suppressionlsts. says London is much
noisier than New York.
"If we had a street in New York so noiay
the Strand," he declared, "we would
soon take ateps to effect a change."
New York Is silent as compared with Lon
don, especially In the early morning, ac
cording to Mr. Arridt. Milk men and other
street venders, It waa found, yell In the
streets without restraint In the early
BULLET HOLE IN HER HEAD
Body of Ttew York Woman Foand
In Lane r Colorado
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. July .
The body of Miss Laura Matthews of New
York was found lying In s lane near Ivy
Wild early today with a bullet hole in her
head. Miss Matthews and her maid ar
rived in Colorado Springs several days ago
and has had apartments at the Acacia
hotel. I-ast evening Miss Matthews or
dered a saddle horse and rode In the direc
tion of Ivy Wild. This was the last seen
of her alive. Peculiar circumstances sur
rounding the finding of the body of M'ss
Matthews ga-e rise to the belief that mur
der had been committed, but later develop-'
menta Indicated, suicide.
ASKS ROSELLE TO RESIGN
Governor Folk Demand a rhaaare tn
Police Commissioner of
ST. LOCI9. July .-A speclsl to the
Post-Dispatch from Jefferson City, Mo.,
As a result of the recent Investigation of
the Kansas City police department. Gover
nor Folk today requested the resignation
of Police Commissioner Frank F. Roselle
KANSAS CITr. July Frank F. Ros
elle, police commissioner, was summarily
removed this afternoon Y.v . r r- ..
ernor Folk. Governor Folk had first re
quested the commissioner's designation be
cause of their disagreement w.. ft...
appointment of John Hayes us t Id f of
police, who is opposed to the governor, but
later he ousted the commissioner from
TAFT'S MOTHER VERY ILL
Slight Import rmeat Xoted aad She
Will Probably Recover at
MILLBt'RG, Ms . July it A slight
Improvement a as reported tolay by the
physicians who are attending Mrs. Louisa
M. Taft. tUe aged mother ef Secretary of
War Taft. Mrs. Taft has bern seriously
111 In this town for several days and her
sons have been notified of her rendition.
I'nles unforseen complications should de
velop, however. It is thought sh wlU re
MOVER TO GIVE BOND
Court Fixes Bail for Miners' President
HE WILL BE RELEASED SOON
Probability that a Cash Deposit Will
TRIAL OF GEORGE H. PETTLBONE
Court Sets Second Case for Tuesday,
HAYWOOD RETURNS TO DEXVES
Kecretarr of the Federation F.xpcrts
to Retarn to Ills Office Tharsrtey
Moycr May Hetara Wednes
day. Bl I,I,ETI.
BOTPr:. Idaho. July 2. Judge Wood In
the district court this afternoon ordered
Charles 11. Moycr, president of the Western
Fed ration of Miners, admitted to ball In
the sum of llS.oi. It was announced that
the bond would be rrady some time tonight.
Cash ball may be given.
The trial of George A. IVttibone, one of
the alleged conspirators, was sot for Tues
day, October 1. No application for bond
was made In behalf sT petllbone. the con
ference of counsel having been fruitless in
Haywood expects to leave for Denver on
Thursday. Moyi r may leave Wednesday if
there is no hitch in the bail proceedings.
BOISE, Idalio. July .-Charles H. Moycr.
president of I lie Western Federation of
Mint-is and co-defendant with William D.
Haywood who on yeilerdny was acquitted
of the murder of former Governor Slcunen
berg, will be admitted lo buil In the sum of
l-fi.Ouu and released this afternoon. An
agreement to this end was reached tilts
morning between counsel for the state and
defense, but the making ot the formal ap
plication and entry was postponed from 10
a. m., at which hour court reconvened to
dy. until 2 p. in. The delay was asked for
to allow further conference between coun
sel as to wtiat action shull be taken in th
case of George A. Pettlbone, the third of
the noted defendants brought from Colorado,
to Idaho eighteen months ago. It la un
derstood that the attorneys for the state
will oppose ball for Pettlbone in any sum
whatever. Judge Wood anrounced that h
would not adjourn court for the term until
tomorrow night and any order agreed upon
by the attorney might be entered up to
The big court room today presented a far
dlfTeretil picture from the closing day of
the Haywood trial. The jury box and all
the spectators' benches were empty and
only a handful of attorneys sat within the
rail. Vine of the defendants was In court.
Boise continues quietly to dlscubj th
verdict and apparently the people are tak
ing but little Interest as to th futur
course of the prosecution.
Defease Take hy garprlae.
The decision of the state to continue th
prosecution of the men now under arrest
and the statement that Jack Stmpklns. th
fugitive from Justice, Indicted writh them
is almost within the reach of the law and
may be arrested at any time, came as a
surprise to counsel for th defense, who
confidently expected that Moyer and Pettl
bone would be released.
Haywood spent last night quietly at th
house' In Boise where his family haa been
living since the trial commenced. It was a
happy gathering and the released man re
ceived congratulations from his friends In
a steady stream. The telegrams continued
to pour In from nearly every town In th
union. Haywood will remain her soma
days before returning to Denver to take
up his work. John Murphy, the general
counsel for the Western Federations of
Miners, who Is dying of consumption here,
is a great friend of Haywood, and arrange
ments are now being made to take lilm back
to Denver. If possible, before his death.
Haywood will probably accompany him.
Governor Goodinr takes the position that
the state having announced a determination
to leave the decision with judge and Jury
In the Haywood case, will maintain the
same position with regard to Moyer and
Jury's Yerdlct Aeqalttal.
Not the least Interesting of the com
ments made upon the verdict was
that of Harry Orchard, the self-confessed
murderer of Governor Steunenberg end th
witness upon whom the tat chiefly relied
to prove its claim of a conspiracy on the
part of the Western Federation of Miners.
When told at the state penitentiary that
Haywood had been acquitted. Orchard
' Well, I have done my duty. "I hav
told the truth. I could do no more. I
am ready to take any punishment that
may be meted out to me for my crime, and
the sooner it comes the better."
It was after being out for twenty-on
hours that the jury, which at flrst had
been divided, S to I. and then seemed
deadlocked at 10 to S. finally cam to an
agreement shortly after the first faint
streaks of the coning day showed gray
above the giant hills which wall Boise to
the north and east. The weary, snow
bearded old bailiff who had kept an all
night vigil before the door of the Jury room
was startled Into action by an Imperative
knock from within. Events moved rapidly
enough after this, and when at last th
principal actors In the trial had been gath
ered into the court room at a few mo
menta before g o clock th whit envelope
handed by the foreman to the Judge was
torn open and the verdict read. ,
Tear la Haywood' Rye.
Tears welled to the eyes of th man who
during the eighty days of his trial had
sat with stolid Indifference written upon
his every feature at last th Icy armor
h had thrown about himself with the flrst
day of Jury selection had been pierced and
aiiatuver the pent-up feeh)tig had been
contained within was loosed. Haywood s
attorneys were fairly lifted from their
seats, and Judge Woods made no effort to
restrain them as they surrounded lilm to
hake his hands and shout aloud their con
gratulations James H. Hawley, leading
counsel for tiie state, and O. N. Van Duyn,
the prosecuting attorney of the county In
which tonrer Governor 8teuncnberg was
a&aittinate.i. sat gloomy and unnotaklng
in tlieii place. Senator Borah, who made
tne tloiiiig plea for convict in, wa not
present. Of the j.rlsoner's counsel thos
in tiie court room were Clarence Darrow
.of Chicago. E. F. Richardson of Denver
and John F. Nugent of floise. The ab
sentees from the defendant's table Included
Kdgar Wileon. the former law partner of
Judge Wood, who presided at the trial.
N member of the prisoner's family, oy
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