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The Omaha! Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 37.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY SfORXIXO,
JULY 31, 1907 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
POWDER TRUST MT
Government Files Suit Under Slier
man Act at Wilmington.
SEN AT 03 DUIOUT IS DEFENDANT
Petition Mentions Him as Dominant
Influence of Company.
Five Per Cent of Powder Produc
tion Not Under Control.
INJUNCTION OR RECEIVER ASKED j
Twentr-Mx Independent Firms Are
Alleged to Be Injured by Opera
tion of the (omliln
WASHINGTON, July 3n.-The government
filed today In the T'nlted Slates court at
Wilmlnaton. Del., a netltlon ea-nlnst R I.
Dupont de Nemours & Co., the E. I. Du j T'nted States Senator Lmpont. The pell
Font de Nemours Powder company (of I t,on a!,k" for an Injunction against the
New Jersey), and twenty-four other cor
poratlons and seventeen Individuals con
nected with the twenty-six corporations
which are made defendants In the petition.
The petition relates that all of the defend
ants are engaged in Interstate trade and
commerce In gunpowder and other high j
explosives snd are violating the act of 1
July 2, 18W, commonly known as the Slier- j
man antitrust act. It seeks to prevent and
restrain the unlawful existing agreements,
contracts, combination and conspiracies In
restraint of such trade and commerce, to
prevent and restrain the attempts on the
part of the defendants to monopolise such
trade and commerce, and to dissolve the
existing monopolies therein.
The court is asked to determine whether
puhllo Interests would best be subserved by
the appointment of receivers to take pos
aesslon of the property of the alleged trust,
with, a view to bringing about conditions In
trade and commerce that will be In har
mony with the law. The prayer In this re
spect Is Identical with that in the so-called
Tobaoco trust petition.
Growth of Tnmht nation.
It Is stated In the petition that in W72 all
except three of the concerns selling high
explosives in the United States organised
with the object of regulating prices at
Which such commodities should be sold and
of driving the other corporations out of
business by unfair competitive methods.
This association enjoyed an uninterrupted
operation, It Is said, until lwn, when a new
agreement was entered Into with the object
of preventing new manufacturer from en
gaging in the powder buslneas. In the
meantime the three "would-be" competitors
re doclared to have been compelled to Join
the monopoly. It Is shown that there were
succeeding association In MM. In 1891 and
In 189G, each with the same general object
and composed of the same members and
their successor. The 190H association con
tinue. until. 19M... And during the whole
period of tlm from 1872 until 1902 the mem
bers of these associations, It Is asserted,
by various unfair business methods, forced
ubetantlally all competitors out of the
powder business, until at .the latter date
they controlled 96 per cent thereof.
The petition recites many of the opera
tions of the so-called Powder trust leading
tip to the organization In May, 1903, under
the laws of tho state of New Jersey of the
J5. I. Du Pont de Nemours Powder com
pany, with a capital stock of $60,000,000, as
a holding company for the purpose of ac
quiring the capital stock of every corpora
tion In the t'nlted States engaged In man
ufacturing and leallng In high explosives.
Da Pont In Fqll Control.
. This New Jersey holding company, It 1
alleged, did acquire control of the com
panies operating In high explosive In the
United States until all of the business of
hipping and selling such commodities of
ubstantlally seventy companies, which
from time to time since 1872 had been sep
arate oompetlng concerns. Is now being
carried on by three gigantic operating com
panies, namely, the Eastern Dynamite com
pany and E. I. ru Pont de Nemours Powder
company of Delaware, and the Laflln &
Hand Powder company.
fThe defendants. It Is alleged, already have j
a complete monopoly oi tne prooucnon ana
distribution of smokeless ordnance powder,
In addition to the monopoly of 95 per cent
of the production and distribution of high
explosives other than smokeless powder.
The government asks In Its prayer for re
lief that the-e operating companies be en
Joined and restrained from operating and
enraging In Interstate commerce In the
't'nlted States, or that recel- ers bo ap
pointed to take over their business.
The government asks also that control of
certain capital stocks In other comranles
by the various holding comranles shall be
adjudged unlawful and void and that the
defendants shall be restrained ' from car
rying on alleged unfair competition against
twenty-slg Independent firms which, at the
time of the filing of the petition, were en
aragaged in the manufacture, shipment and
pale of blasting powder and dynamite In
the United States tn lawful competition with
WILMINOTON, Del., July SO.-Bubpoenaa
In connection with the government's autt
against the so-called Powder trust . were
Issued soon after the filing of the petition.
They are returnable the first Monday In
October. Henry A. Du Pont, who Is United
States senator, exercises a dominant In
floeuco over the business of the powder
company, according to the bill.
EDDY CASE AGAIN DELAYED
Magistrate Postponed Taklasr Ie posi
tions to Conanlt Coart on
Point of Low.
CONCORD. N. H., July BO.-After a hear
ing lasting all day until late this evening.
Magistrate Edmund 8. Cook, before whom
the deposition were to have been taken tn
connection with the suit to secure an c-
counting of the property of Mr. Raker O.
Eddy, the Christian Scientist leader, Mug
let rat Cook decided to suspend the taking
of Uiese deposition In order that an appeal
for advice on the technical question tn
TOlved might b taken to Judge Chamber
Jla of the superior court or to the masters
appointed by him.
Thl was a victory for onunsel represent
lnat Mrs, Eddy, who contended that the
right to take depositions In an action is sus
pended during the trial action before the
meters. Counsel for the "next f tends," the
plaintiff In the original suit, opposed the
motion for suspension vigorously and there
were some lively tilts between former
Tjnlted State Senator William E. Chandler,
aenlor counsel for the next friends, and
General Frank S. Street er of counsel for
The ruling of th magistrate postpones all
proceedings la th case her until next
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Wrdnradan July Si, lttOT.
FORECAST FO R NEBRASKA Wednes
day ami Thursday fair.
FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair and partly
cloudy- Wednesday, possibly showers in the
south portion. Thursday fair.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
1 p. m
2 p. m
8 p. m
4 p. ni
5 p. m
6 p. m
7 p. m
8 p. m
S a. m
7 a. m.
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9 a. in.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
9 p. m
Government files suit against the Powder
trust at Wilmington and subpoenas are
erved upon the officials, among whom Is
operation of the companies or the ap.
polntment of a receiver. Fag 1
Ohio republican committee by a vote
of IB to 6 indorses the candidacy of Sec
retary Taft for president and asks co
operation of republicans of other statis
to secure his nomination. Senator For
aker says the action of the committee
is without authority and not binding upon
him or any other republican. Fag 1
United States Steel corporation Bonds
an ultimatum to striking miners. It
gives the men twenty-four hours to re
turn to work and offers to give commit
tees or individuals a hearing. Fag 1
Charles H. Moyer, president of the
Western Federation of Miners, was re
leased on bonds late Tuesday night.
Amos P. Rumbaugh of Washington, a
friend of Miss Laura Matthews, wiione
body was found near Colorado Sprlugx,
attempts to commit suicide to avoid ap
pearing at the Inquest. Fag 3
Net earnings of the United States Steel
corporation for the last quarter are nearly
$46,000,000, the largest In the history of
the company. Fag 8
Erie canal aqueduct at Syracuse, N. T.,
breaks, causing much damage to nearby
property. Fag 1
President Roosevelt refuses to grant
a pardon to H. H. Tucker, the official of
the Uncle Sam OH company, Jailed for
contempt. Fag 1
The sanity of Henry Huntington, who
shot his brothers and sisters at Ver
sailles. Is very much In doubt. The father
was burled. Fag 1
Foundation stone of the Carnegie dona
tion peace palace Is laid at The Hague
with elaborate ceremonies. Fag 1
Directors of leading British railroads
refuse to reeognlxe Amalgamated Society
of Railway Servants In matter of adjust
ing grievance and tieup of all line la
England and Wales 1b probable. . Fag 1
Troops are being massed at Belfast be
cause of threatened revolt of podce, who
are demanding more pay because of extra
work caused by dockmen's strike.
Boiler tube on tho gunboat Wilmington
at Nanking bursts and several men are
scalded, one dying. Fag 1
Union Paclflo serves notice of appeal
from action of state board In refusing
to Increase real estate assessments and
announces It will pay taxes under pro
test and sue to recover. Lancaster as
sessment raised und Douglas to have a
hearing today. Lively fight for Judicial
nominations. Fag 3
Rainfall for the last week has not been
exceptional In the greater portion of Ne
braska. Fag 3
General Charles F. Manderson Is elected
president of the Union Stock Yards com
pany of South Omaha to succeed the late
W. A. Paxton. Faff 3
Ordinance 1 Introduced In the city
council and read the first land second
j time "to correct errors In former ordi
nance ior me opening; vi a vuiii.-iuui wi
Arrest of A. W. Tldd on charge of
swindling friend out of $8,000 hocks his
business associates in Omaha, where he
bas a plant started. Fag 7
Omaha Grain exchange threatens suit
If necessary to force railroads to give
grain shippers their rights In the matter
of the proportional rate east on grain
originating weBt of Omuha. Fag a
County tax levy Is fixed by the board
at 12.5 mills, which Is a reduction of 3
mills from last year, or $75,500, most of
which comes off bridge fund. Fag 8
Harry A. Reese of Lincoln returns from
Cuba and affirms view of other l'e.
braskans that Island 1 anxious for an
nexation to United State. Fage 11
Result of the ball games:
7 Omaha vs. Des Molnee L,
$ Denver vs. Lincoln 1.
11 Pueblo v. Sioux City I.
8 Cincinnati vs. Philadelphl
7 Chicago vs. Brooklyn B.
12 Pittsburg vs. Hotton 8.
11 New York vs. St. Loul
6- 2 Washington vs. Chicago 4-.
t Philadelphia vs. St. Loul 1.
8 Boston vs. Cleveland 0.
t Detroit vs. New York 1.
7 St. Paul vs Milwaukee 8.
9-0 Louisville vs. Indianapolis 2-S.
4-2 Minneapolis vs. Kansas City 3-0.
7- 3 Toledo vs. Columbus S-l.
Reproachless won th 2:13 pace at
Cleveland In fast time. Fag 4
COMMEKCIA- JTX XJTDCSTIA.
Live stock markets. Fatf t
Grain market. Fag t
Stock and bond. Fag 8
MOTTiaiTI OF OCBAJT BT-AJ-l-Xmi.
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I KKW York
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THREE ITALIANS WERE KILLED
Rsc War at Ploreaeo Reported to
Have Had Fatal Ter
aalnatloau LOS ANGELES. Cal., July .-It wa re
ported here late last night that three Ital
ian had been killed In a riot or a race
war at Florence, a suburb. The sheriff,
wlla a poese, has left for the aoo
mom rut wio run ai
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8 9 10 II 12
15 16 17 18 19
22 23 24 25 26
29 30 31 7
FOUNDATION STONE IS LAID
Ceremonies Attend Beginning of Car
negie Peace Palace.
MR. NELIDOFF PRESIDING OFFICER
M. von Karnebeak Characterise
It a a Palace of International
Justice Delegate Are
THE HAGUE, July 30 The foundation ,
stone of the Andrew Carnegie Palace of j
Peace was laid this afternoon at Zoigvllot,
In the midst of the wooded park stretching
from The Hague to Schevenlngen. by M. '
Nelldoff, president of the second peace con- j
Practically all the delegates attending
the present peace conference, a number of
high court officials, the members of the :
States General and delegations from num
erous civic and municipal bodies were '
grouped around the stone, which, when j
the structure is completed, will form the
corner of the Grand Hall of Justice. Chis
eled on this stone in bold Roman characters j
Is the following Latin Inscription: "Pad j
Justltla fiminndae hancaedem Andreae .
Carnegie munlflcentia dedlcavlt."
The ceremonies were opened with music j
and singing by a number of choral societies, ,
after which Mr. A. P. C. VanKarnebeak,
president of the Carnegie foundation com- 1
mlttee. delivered an address, In which he
paid a tribute to the "generous man whose
name Is engraved upon the first stone of
the edifice due tn his munificence."
ketches the Donation.
The thoughts and the thanks of everyone
went' out, the speaker said, to Andrew
Carnegie. Then, rapidly sketching the his
tory of the Carnegie donation and describ
ing the plans of the peace palnce, which 1t
Is proposed to ask the powers that have
signed The Hague convention to furnish,
M. Van Karnebeak concluded his address
with these words:
"This Is to bo a palace of International
Justice, founded as an outcome of the need
of every civilized country to Institute the
rule of right for the rule of might. In this
palnce no one will be stronger nor no- one
weaker than the other, and no other blade,
except the sword of Justice, will he placed
In the scale. The tower of the palace will
point to the stars, Indicating the Ideal of
M. Nelldoff expressed the gratitude of the
peace delegates to the munificent donor
of the palace and to the Netherlands gov
ernment for the gift of the land for th9
edifice. The palace, he said, would be a
monument to the flrBt efforts made by the
governments of the world to preserve to
the nations the benefits of peaceful develop
ment by seeking to prevent wars. The
speaker said he wished to emphasize tho
almost sacred character of the proposed
Peace by Justice and Right.
It represented a new principle In the re
lations of people, namely, peace by Justice
and right. M. Nelldoff then referred to the
antiquity of the worship of war, and said
there has new been a "cult" of peace In
the world. Of all the precept., preached by
the Savior, 1900 years ago, the Idea of peace
had been the most neglected.
"To make this Idea triumph the govern
ments Of the world must agree to study 'n
common a means of making universal peace
a reality by seeking every possibility of
assuring Its maintenance." said M. Nelldoff.
Some disappointment is felt that Queen
Wtlhelmlna. who Is at The Hague, was not
present at the ceremonies, and It Is reported
that the real reason for her absence is to
be found In a dispute which arose regarding
the choice of a site for the palace. Real
estate speculators are openly accused of
having Influenced the selection of the site
Great Britain has presented an amend
ment to the American proposition regard
ing the establishment of a general court
of arbitration under which any contracting
power may withdraw from the agreement
upon six months' notice.
PROHIBITION IN GEORGIA
Senate Bill la Passed by the House
and Governor Hoke Mmlth
Will elan It.
ATLANTA, Go., July 30. The Hardeman
Covington prohibition bill passed by tho
Georgia senate some days ago was adopted
by the 'house this evening by a vote of
139 to 39. Two amendments added to the
bill by the house will necessitate the bill
going back to the senate for concurrence,
of which there Is no doubt, and the bill
then will go to Governor Hoke Smith for
his signature, which has been practically
pledged and prohbltlon will become a law
The amendments today permit the sale
of pure alcohol by retail druggists on the
prescription of a reputable physician and
also allow wholesale druggists to carry
pure alcohol in stock for sale to reailers
The bill prohibits the manufacture or
keeping on hand In any place of business
the sale or giving away to Induce business
within the state of any liquor that may
produce Intoxication. The new law Is to
become effective January 1, 1908.
CANAL AQUEDUCT BREAKS
Blech Property lose at Byracnae, Jr. V.,
aa Result of Giving; Way
SYRACUSE, N. T.. July 30-The bed of
the aqueduct carrying the Erie canal over
Onondaga creek In this city fell out this
afternoon, the great auction of water draw
ing Into the vortex five canal boats which
were moored at the docks of the Empire
flouring mills and the Greenway brewery,
adjacent. Fifty feet of the Empire mill
fell In and the brewery, which Is an Im
mense structure, ryay cave In at any mo
ment. No loss of life is reported. The
stoppage of the canal Is flooding cellars to
the south and the flood of water pouring
from the canal I doing damage to property
north of the canal.
PRESIDENT TO VISIT NEWPORT
Reported to Have Accepted Invitation
of Commodore and Mr. Cor
NEWPORT, R. I., July 30-A pleasant
morsel of gossip In society here is a re
ported visit of President and Mrs. Roose
velt. They have accepted, It is stated, an
Invitation to visit this city August 15,
a here they will be the guests of Commo
dure and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbllt at
Braulltu for severs 1 day. The president
and Mrs. Roosevelt, If the report of their
visit proves true, will be the recipients of
s many social entertainment aa they
car to accept during their slay
BIG STRIKE JIS PROBABLE
All Railroad la Rnaland and Wrln
Ma? Be Tied Ip Next
LONDON. July 8.Iinrd Claud John
Hamilton, chairman of the Great Eastern
railway, and Henry Cosmo Ronsor, chair- ,
man of the Southwestern railway, speaking I
at the annual meeting of their respective
companies this afternoon, both emphatic
ally refused to recognize the Arralcamated
Society of Railway Servants, the executive
committee of which had demanded the
right to represent the railroad employes
In an effort to settle their alleged griev
ances. This. It Is feared, may result In
momentous labor troubles next month.
A conference of delegates representing all
grades of employee of every railroad In
England and Wales was held In Birming
ham last November and a program drawn
up which Included demands for an eifrHt- i
hour day. Increase In wages and the recog-
- , . . . .w.
Last Mar there was a series ,
f . .. .. . . '
of demonstrations throughout the United i
Kingdom by railway employes, agitating
their demands, and resolutions passed to
call a strike In Auguit, If the men should
fall In their efforts to get concessions from
the railroad companies concerned. Both,
the chairmen declared today that their di
rectors always were ready to dlscufs griev
ances with the employes themselves, but
they absolutely declined to permit the In
terferences of a third party. Lord Hamil
ton Haserted that he Intended, at all costs,
to preserve for the directors of his com
pany and the staff they employed the "rlpht
to continue to enjoy the privileges of free
citizens, untrammelled by the coercion or
tyranny of an outside. Irresponsible body .
It is understood that the managements of ,
have similarly agred to refuse to recognize
the Amalgamated Society of Railway Serv
ants as an Intermediary between the direc
tors and the men.
TROOPS MASSING IN BELFAST
bnckmen' Strike Aggravated
Revolt of Police Who Demand
RELFA8T. July 30-Thst the authorities
view seriously the local situation arising
from the strike of the dock laborers for
increased pay nnd shorter hours, which
has been aggravated by the revolt of the
police, who are demanding more pay be
cause of the extra work the strike entails.
Is evidenced by the arrival here today of
the First battalion of the Cameron High
landers, with a Maxim gun and a detach
ment of cavalry. In addition the Thir
teenth Hussars are now on their way Into
Belfast, and the Berkshire and Middlesex
regiments have been ordered to hold hem
selves In readiness to move at a moment'
notice. Special camp accommodations are
being provided and It la expected that a
total of 6.000 troops will be In Belfast within
few days. The number of emergency
magistrates has been increased and ad
ditional police Inspectors are arriving to
assist the local officers. The striker wore
very active today and a number of dock
cart were overturned,
CORK, July SO.-Tho," police of thta city
are In full sympathy with the Belfast force
In their demand for Increased pay. They
have asked the permission of the Inspec
tor general to hold a publio meeting to
discuss the grievances of the Belfast men
and a circular to this effect has been sent
to all the police stations In Munster.
LUSITANIA BIGGEST SHIP
New Cnnarder Will Have Many New
ThlnKa to Please Wealthy
LIVERPOOL, July 30. One of the fea
tures of the new Cunarder Lusltanla, the
blggcot ship afloat, which has Just finished
a Buccessful trial trip, Is the "veranda
cafe." This Is situated with a view astern
of the vessel and passengers can sit there
enjoy the sea air while they are com
pletely sheltered from the wind. It will be ' Ivtr,p1-' arrest and the affair at Nash
Uke dining on the brow of some cliff swept ' wauk Iast evening, when Sheriff Hoollhnn
by ocean breezes, with an outlook of ocean ! arr"sted several agitators, everything wa
and sky alone. There are also two "regal tlulet 011 tne range today. About the same
suites" on this ship, designed to meet the I mlne" were working today aa were Operated
demands of travelers who want the utmost I yeterday, with slightly larger crews. It
luxury. They will cost $2,000 each trip. I wa" announced that an answer to the let-
Sir William White, who had much to do
with creating the big liner, said the coat
consumption of the steamer would be forty
five tons an hour, or about 6,500 tons for a
BREMEN, July 80. The new North
German Lloyd steamer, Kronprlniossln
Cecilia, which was launched last De
cember, had a trial today. It ex
ceeded Its contract and will equal or
poBulbly surpass the speed attained by
the Kaiser Wllhelm II.' In all respects
the trial wa most successful.
HIS SANITY MUCH IN DOUBT
Examining; Magistrate Will Order
Henry Huntington Held for
VERSAILLES, France, July 80. M.
Hlrsch, the examining magistrate before
whom the Huntington case ha been
brought, decided today .that Henry Hunt
ington, who Sunday night shot and
wounded two sisters and two brother at
the bedside of his dying father, should be
examined as to his sanity, M. Hlrsch told
the Associated Press that the prisoner j day. No effort was made to get the men
who at times was strangely agitated, told back and tha latter are making no ad
such conflicting stories that he was con- j vances, the behests of the strike leader
vlnced he was suffering from neurasthenia, I being obeyed.
and furthermore the magistrate consider. m.ulrmnt of Carmen'. Strike.
that Henry Hunting on . wife I. similarly j 8T. pAUU July .ttlement of d,f.
" " ". " u""a today
that her husband had twice been under
treatment for nervous disorders.
CHATEAU-THIERRY. Department of
Alsne, France. July 30.-Henry Huntington.
who lived here In the summer time with his
wife parents, is regarded by his neigh-
bors as very eccentric. They declare at
times he drank heavily. It is said that
j last week Henry spent some time prac- , men had been holding .ono men In readl
Itlcing with a pistol In the back yard of his : ness for a strike order and they were pre-
! GREEK REBELS WIPED OUT
1 Pitched Battle Between Turkish
, . .
I 1 roope ana buibii anna Of
ATHENS. July 3'.-There has been a
pitched battle between Turkish troops,
supported by P.ashl-Basouks and a small
band of Greek Insurgents who had en
trenched themselves In a house on the
outskirts of Seres. European Turkey, fifty
miles northeast of f-alonica. The band wac
LuniiviviDijF wiycu wu.. wn.ij men were
killed before the soldiers, aided by artil
lery, .ucceeded In capturing the mlnatura
' fortress. During the fighting the Bashl-
Bazouks pillaged over 100 house and
burned a number of Greek buildings in
ULTIMATUM TO STRIKERS
Men on Iron Range Given Twenty
Four Honrs to Return.
OFFER TO LISTEN TO GRIEVANCES
Leader of Striker la Arrested
Illbbllag on Charge of Carrying;
Concealed Weapons All
DULUTH. Minn., July SO.-Whlle the offi
cials of the Steel corporation will continue
the conciliatory attitude which they thus
far maintained toward the striking ore dock
employes. It Is not believed that they w 11
hold open to them an opportunity to return
to work mor twenty-four hours.
""'re i unquestioned ussis tor me state
fnent thilt a rer.lv hna been drafted In sn
to "i " communication or me sins,- (
-r. ti.nl ..im,,... n mn tn
announcing their willingness to go to
work on the appointment of a committee of '
! arbitration. This reply will be delivered to 1 cause of lack of cars, the Union Paclfio
the men early tomorrow morning through furnished the Hord Elevator company
the medium of Mayor Cullum. It Is under- twenty-nine cars, the Omaha Elevator corn
stood that the latter will assert the will- Pany ten cars, the Conrad Elevator com
. lngncss of the company to meet any of their Pany twenty-nine cars, while the complaln
. employes Individually or as a committee to ant could only secure five cars, where he
I discuss with them any points In d-s; ute needed twenty. The complainant alleges and
, which the men feel should be adjusted after claims that by reason of being unable to
they have returned to work, but at the secure cars when applied for he has been
same time pointing out wherein they con- damaged to the extent of $2,000, for which
slder that arbitration does not concern the reparation is asked.
main issue between the men and the com- j The New Jersey Foundry and Machine
m k i-.t-.fl Tn tm t . m 4Sl4lnn In
.u,e fnat ,, ,,rflnUely close the
.,.,,,,. nn thp nar, of the United
me Aw-mi.-.. . . n ,,.
Rtntea Steel rornoratlon. and should the men
th(,n docllne to return to work the Sleel
corporation will proceed at once to make
preparations lo resume operaiimin mi m-
docks with such labor a. It may have at
It. command. I
Men Will netorn.
It Is understood from those In the confl- ,
dence of the men that the latter will re- .
turn to work and leave the adjustment of
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i k - (
H."- i '"'""0 "
I in IB.
It seems to be the sentiment among bus!
noss men and others who have
touch with the conditions on the range
as soon as the docks are In operntlon here
the miners will all return to work In the
mines. In fact, it la freely stated that ex
cept for those who are under the sway of
the labor leaders of the Western Federa
tion of Miners, there will be a general rush
to return to work when It Is announced
that the docks are In shape to handle all
the ore the men can produce.
The labor leaders, on their side, however,
assert that they can keep the dock and
mining operations tied up. The labor lead-
ers say that there will be no violence either
In Duluth or Superior when the docks are
reopened for business, nor on the range
when the mines are fully opened, and the
men will not be molested If they want to
return to work.
Striker' Leader Arrested.
DULUTH, Minn., July 30. A dispatch
from Hlbblng to the Herald say that
Telfiio Petrlella, the strike leader, was ar
rested today on a charge of carrying con
Petrlella and Mahoney, the acting presi
dent of the Western Federation of Miners,
were driving toward Chlaholm. They were
crossing the bridge which leads to the Sel
lers mine, when the guard ordered them
to stop. Instead, Petrlella whipped the I
horse and tried to pass. The guard fired ,
several shots Into the air and Petrlella was j
Instantly surrounded by several deputies.'
He was then arrested and when searched
was found to have a revolver and $900.
Mahoney offered to allow himself to be
searched, but he carried no weapons. The
charge against Petrlella Is not a serious
one and he will probably be fined a small
The men had no time to gather about
the Jail where Petrlella was confined. Ma
honey returned to Hlbblng after his com
panion had been arrested. Aside from
ter of the ore handlers asking for arbitra
tion would be given to the men thl after
noon. Petrlella was later released on $1,000 ball
after being bound over for the action of
the grand Jury In September.
Protest Against t'e of. Force.
ST. PAUL, July 80. Answering a tele
gram today from acting President Mahoney
of the Western Federation of Miners, stat
ing that the striking miners at Nashwauk
were In fear of their lives because of the
Intimidating tactics of Sheriff Hoollllan
and his deputies, Governor Johnson today
wired to that official for particulars.
The telegram received said the miner
were meeting In a hall when attacked by
the sheriff and his deputies and a number
of them Jailed without warrants. The oth
ers were driven out and llvo threatened If
they did not go back to work.
Mahoney said In his message the sheriff
had enforced the order with eighty armed
deputies. The authorities are receiving pro
tests against the reported use of armed
men by the mine owners.
SUPERIOR, Wis., July 80.-Work was
discontinued at the Allouex ore docks to
, Acuities has been effected with the union
car men of the Northern Pacific railway,
I therehv avrtlHIno t !in I hrea I wdaiI atlb r
j 9 000 men
A committee of seventeen, representing
! the carmen, has been holding conferences for
eight weeks, but the session was adjourned
today on account of an agreement being
' reached with the railroad. The eommlttee-
' pared to walk out at a minute's notice. De
' manda were made for an Increase of 15 per
c'nt ln pay nd cl08',! ,hop- The men
were not granted either of their demands,
-t compromises were effected which were
... 1 ... i- . i j . u. ,
natisiactory to uum nun. n- mrn wrn g
, granted approximately a 5 per cent Increase I
j In pay and certain conditions In the shop I
Will II II1.-J ...--nr... ..... m,. .,.
company made exceptions to protect the
nonunion men In tu employ.
11 1 , . . .. a 1 , 1. . , , ua .nil. .. 1
Negro Found Dead In Barn.
WESTCHESTER, Pa., July 30. George
Thomas, a negro, who shot his wife here
u 1 ., i rt then tied, waa traced In
barn near nere last nigni o a posse,
Thomas refused to surrender and shots
were exenangea. At aayiigm toaay
Thomas was found dead In the hay mow
with a bullet hole In the temple. It has
not yet been determined whether he .hot
t'mlf or was killed by a bullet fired by
one of the posse. Hi wife la dying in a
NEBRASKA MAN COMPLAINS
Allege Discrimination by t'aloa
Pacific In Matter of Famish
ing Cirnln Care.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July SO.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Tlie Interstate Commerce commis
sion today received a complaint from 8.
MacMurray. doing business under tho name
of the Wood River Grain company of Ne
braska against the Union Pacific Railroad
company, for failure to supply him with
sufficient cars. One of several specltlc
complaints made lo that In November, !!,
he made a sale of S.ooo bushels of w hewt. to
be delivered at Omaha In ton days, but I
could not get cars, but got an extension
of time for delivery and It was not until
I the Inst of December that he was enabled
to make the last shipment.
Mr. MacMurray complains bitterly of
discrimination against Wood River, Neb.,
. i on the part of the Dnlon Pacific In sup-
I " '" ,'
1,0 asserts that durlna- the period he was
subjected to Inconvenience and loss be-
company or New York has secured the
contract for all the metal work for
sixty-foot steel span highway bridges for
the Shoshone irrigation project in Wyo
ming, at 11,330.
The application of J. E. Turner. Albert
O. Zllnlk I I f .... . . .
-nn t, jonn ii. Aiunonrion
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d ""TT? " rB"nlZe th
,1'"'' l""1" h' Ban"roft' NVb" wflh
iiu.iJW capital has been approved by the
comptroller of the currency
The comptroller has approved the convr
,on of Ule Bopp Brothprfl, 8 .
Hwkeve. lo ii ,v,. ... .....
- ...... t- ,,-1 i-a.ionai Dang
or itawkeye, with $25,000 capital.
rostmaeters appointed: Nebraska-San-
V KnX county. benjamin J. Young, vice
j E Ta,.k c...w
I Butley, Campbell county. Paull, u,.u-
., .,.. ' ""' ""--
erger, vice Henry Buckenberger.
STRANGLER KILLS TWO WOMEN
Police Believe One Man, Committed
Both Crimes FincrrniarU
NEW YORK. July 30,-Af t v,. .
night no arrests had been made in the
casus of the two women who were
strangled to death and .h, ki.
discovered, one last night and the other
early today- Detectives have been hard at
worlt on th(J 0a8es but hav(j unab"
to And any trace of the murderer or mur-
The bodies of two women, with the marks
of the strangler on their throats, have been
found here within the last twelve hours
and the police believe that one man com
mitted both crime. Neither of the victim
ha been identified.
One woman was found today in an area
way on East Ninety-eight street. The
marks of a thumb and forefinger were vl.
Iblo on her throat and her face and neck
w"e smeared with blood. She was about
27 years old. No one In the neighborhood
heard sounds of a struggle.
I 1,18 Doay f the other woman, also a
j victim of a strangler, was found last night
in a i weniy-second street boarding house.
The woman came to the house with a mari
who gave his name as Davis. Her body
was found last night In the room the
couple had occupied. A necktie had been
knotted tightly around her throat and she
had been dead for several hours. The
blood vessels In the neck were broken and
the woman's clothing was drenched In
blood. No trace of the man, who had the
appearance of a foreigner, has been found
jne aeaa woman was about 24 years old.
An examination of the bodies of tho
stranglers disclose the fact that both had
been mutilated. This fact leads the police
to believe that both murders were com
mitted by a person, or persons, possessed
of an Insane desire to mutilate their
The woman killed In the Twenty-second
street house ' was Identified as Sophie
Keherer of Tonawanda, N. Y. She was 32
year old. Her maiden name was Trainer.
MOYER IS OUT OF JAIL
Weetera Miner' President Released
on Bond Late Tuesday
BOISE. Idaho. July 30 -After a rtelnv of
threo hours, Charles H. Moyer. president
of the Western Federation of Miners, was
released from the Ada county Jail at
late hour tonight on a bond of $25,000,
signed by Timothy Reagan and Thomas J.
Jones of Boise.
Moyer will leave for Bait Lake City to
morrow night In company with William D.
Haywood, who on Sunday wa acquitted
of the murder of former Governor Steunen
berg. After a stop of a few hour In Salt
Lake City thoy will proceed to Denver,
the headquarter of the federation.
Dr. I. O. McGee of Wallace, Idaho,
charged with perjury ln the Haywood case,
had a hearing ln the probate court today
and was bound over for trial and released
on his own recognizance. Dr. McGee swore
that Harry Orchard was In Wallace In
August, 1904. Orchard was a witness against
him today and declared he was not in
Idaho at the time mentioned.
Steve Adams, who was expected to be an
Important witness at the trial, but was
not called by either side, was taken back
to Wallace tonight to await a second trial
on the charge of murder. His first trial
resulted In a disagreement.
Formal application was made In the dis
trict court today to have. George A. Petti
bon admitted to ball. The motion waa
promptly denied by Judge Wod.
TUCKER'S PLEA IS DENIED
Roosevelt Refuses to
Pardon Official of Uncle Sam
UMKH1 VnTAV Jnlv tl.Tli. 1.4 ....
. . , . ,
v 7,1C?." 't?' " .Pttrd"n
behalf of H H. Tucker, who wa.
sentenced on June 6 last to three months'
Imprisonment for contempt of court by Major 0ena, Prederl(.u rnt Grant, com
Circuit Judge Hood In the United State. mandlnK th. department of th. East, and
court, tor to. a.airic ,,r Kansas. me al-
1 contempt consisted in filing an af-
naavu asKing ror a cnange or Judge and
maklng charges against Judge Pollock of
ine oisinci court. Attorney ueneral Bona-
parte recommended to the president that
the appitcaaon M not gram
OHIO IS FOR TAFT
State Republican Committee En
dorses Candidacy for President
ONLY SIX VOTES AGAINST IT
Fifteen of the Twenty-One Member
Support the Resolution.
F0RAKER SUPPORTERS STAND PAT
Wrt Wait Tnnrtk rd MoVl n of the AaAIai
of Committee Unanimous. It
He aye the Action I
Authority and Say It I Not
Illndtna- on Him or Any
COLT "MRUS, O.. July Sa The candidacy
of William H. Taft. secretary of war, for
the republican nomination for president wa
endorsed by the republican state committee
today by a vote of 16 to t. The endorse
ment carried with It a declaration that th
republicans of Ohio are opposed "to the
elimination from publlo life of Sonatot
Foraker and Dick."
Although beaten by a decisive vote in
all the preliminary contest, the adherent
of Senator Foraker In the committee re
fused to accept the olive branch extended
by the Taft supporters and when the reso
lution, as amended, was Anally accepted no.
effort was made to make th action of th
Text of Resolution.
The resolution as amended and finally
adopted by the committee is as follow:
Be It resolved by the republican tat
central committee of Ohio that
We believe the great majority of th peo
ple of Ohio, convinced of the high charac
ter, great ability and distinguished services
nf Kncreinrv TAft. endorse his candidacy
! for thp Presidency, and. further. '
We declare that the republicans of Ohio
nclv desire that the name of V,1
Hon. William Howard Tart ne presented
to the nation as Ohio's candidate for presi
dent and that the republicans of other
states he Invited to co-operate with the
republicans of Ohio to secure his nomina
tion In 1908.
, And be It further resolved that we em
phatically declare that the republicans of (
I Ohio are opposed to the elimination from
public life of Senators J. H. roraaer ana
Charles Dick, whose services to the party .
and state have been , distinguished by
ability, wisdom and patriotism.
lx Stand hy Foraker.
The endorsement of Secretary Taft' can
didacy by the republican state central com
mittee was vigorously oppo.eu ) oriiiU.
' Foraker, who, upon the eve of the meeting
' ' tne committee, openly voiced his dissent
to the proposition.
The senior senator from Ohio controlled
seven of the twenty-one member of the
commute on all votes except that taken
upon the adoption of the resolution endors
ing Taft. A. W. McDonald of the Sixteenth
district broke with the Foraker force
the Anal ballot, which stood 15 to t.
A. I. Vorys, the manager of the Taft
campaign, declared tonight the ac f of
the committee was Important In that It
gave assurance to other states that Secre
tary Taft had the support of hi party In
Ohio and would be backed by the delega
tion from this state in the next national
Not Blndlnar, Say Foraker.
CINCINNATI, July 80. When Unite
States Senator Foraker learned of th ac
tlon of the republican state committee
afternoon he gave out the following
"I cannot add anything to what I abtd
In my open letter published thl mornlbg.
I wrote that letter, foreseeing th resdlt,
and feeling that It was my duty to glV
notice beforehand that I would not v
bound by any unauthorised action, fn
committee had no more right to apeak o
that subject for the republican of Ohl
than any other twenty-one republican of
the state might have had and the action
of the committee will not affect my course
In any way. The next state convention
will have authority to speak and by th
action of that convention It will be the
duty of every good republican to abide.
In the meanwhile we shall have our mu
nicipal election and th benefit of oc
curring events In the light of all which w
shall no doubt be able to act Intelligently
and satisfactorily." .
Dick I Silent.
AKRON, O., July SO. Following the read. I
Ing of the dispatcher from Columbus to-
day, In which it wa stated that Secretary J
Taft had been endorsed for the presidency
I Ohio's candidate by the republican state 1
I c!ntraI committee. Senator Charles Dick
! rerua 10 tna-e an comment. Neither
wouia tne junior senator aiscuss in letter
of Senator Foraker to the committee, tn
whloh the senior senator asked that Be)
endorsement be mad by the commit tea
upon the ground that it would be pre ma- 1
ELECTIONS N PHILIPPINES f
Nationalist Party Win Control riret f
LesUlatlve Assembly of th I
MANILA. July SO. Th Independence!
factions who united In the campaign un- Y
der the name of nationalist appear to
have won the general election of dele- 1
gates to the Arst Philippine assembly
held throughout th Islands today. In
complete returns from Afty out of eighty
districts show that thirty-one nationalist
were elected, ten progressive, sight la
dependence candidate and on Catholic
ln Manila the nationalist won by a largfj
majority ln both district. Dominandor-
Gomes claims th election In th First I
district in the city, while Justo Lakban I
contests the election of both Independent-'
candidates. It probably will be ten 4)4.
or two week before the complete t
MISS ROOT TO MARRY GRA?
Deuahter of Secretary of Stat Wit-
WmA liFaaiMB af Lata
WASHINGTON. July 80. Announcement
' was made today of the engagement of Mis
I Hoof, only daughter of th. Secretary
, of a Ehu Rooti to u,u(enant
I 1'lviu.i H nrant lit IT. ft A inn Af
' erandson of the late President Grant. No
rtat ras yPt been set for the wedding, but
, it probably will occur In the a itumn. Ieu-
I tenant Grant has been one of th. military
aides to President Roosevelt and th social
1 duties of that position first brought about
ihla acquaintance with Mia Root,
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