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VOL XI NO. o05.
OMAJLA, Flil DAY MOHXLNG, JUNE 9, 1: A,rJ,VE PAGES.
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- AND COKE DEAL
United Sutei Attorney in Pittsburg
Geti Tip From House Inquiry
Into Steel Combine.
QRAJJD JURY QUICKLY RECALLED
Chief Engineer of Pittsburg Coal Com
pany it Firit Witness.
JUDGE GAILY DENIES MONOPOLY
Say Percentage of Domestic Business
by Combine Decreases.
NEARLY CONTROLS EXPORT TRADE
International Institute la Not la
tended to Ba a World-Wide
Trial la Air
P1TT8BUKO, June a A federal Investi
gation Into the affaire of the Plttsburr
Coal company and the Monongahela River
Consolidated Coal and Coke company of
thla City, to ascertain whether an attempt
haa been made to create a monopoly In
the coking Industry, wa begun here thla
afternoon by a special session of the May
grand Jury which had been hurriedly re
assembled. The probe la au outgrowth of the con
gressional Inquiry Into the United St a tee
Stl corporation and a gigantic coal deal,
amounting to 818,000,000, which la rearing
conaummatlon between the ateel corpora
tion and the coal company, will. It la aald,
E. J. Taylor: chief engineer of the Pitta
burg Coal compan.y waa the flret wltneea
called. A large number of prominent coal
operator have been aummoned.
The grand Jury adjourned at 4 p. ra. and
will resume the Investigation tomorrow
Gary Drat oaopoly.
WASHINGTON, June . Judge Elbert H.
Oary, undertook today before the house
tool trust Investigating committee to show
that the United Statea Bteel corporation,
of which ha is the head, doea not control
aa large a percentage of the steel business
of the United Statea aa It did on the date
of Its formation.
H insisted that as against a 60 per cent
control of the domestic business In 1W1
the corporation at the present time la
able to direct only about 60 per cent of the
domestic output. Of export business, how
ever, Mr. Oary said the ateel corporation
controlled about 90 per cent.
While on the aubject of export business
Mr. Oary referred again to the proposed
formation of an International steel Insti
tute at Brussels;
"I hope, h aald, "that through an
Interchange of Idea there ean be brought
about a condition of equilibrium In the
world' ateel trade.
"I to not want any one to get the Idea
that any one consider securing an agree
ment. If you will look into the minute
of our meetings you will see the matter
..... m w .1-1 I .1 .til Kn lhr.
vuuura ana iui u jv. , -
la sow some disposition on the part of
Oermany to recognise , our rlghta from a
neighboring standpoint. The Germans and
Belgian are the moat, aggressive and
limit forelsm manufacturer."
Mr. Oary Insisted there waa- not "a
scintilla of truth" In the Idea that au In
ternational "trust" waa comtemplated. He
aald that In arranging for the meetings he
had entertained no thought of "going be
yond the rules of propriety or the law."
Mo DlvUloa of Territory.
Mr. Oary denied any knowledge of any
agreement In the steel Industry whereby
business territory waa apportioned and
violators of the agreement punished.
"Our policy," he aald, "haa been pub
licity. We have endeavored from the be
ginning to publish all the facts and flgurea
ralatlDg to business. We believe that en
forced publicity of corporations la the most
efficient thing that has been suggested to
secure and maintain fair conduct of busi
ness. Wa bcllev that it is me nrai es
sential." Dismantling! of Plstata.
Representative Toung questioned Mr. Oary
concerning the dismantling of plants taken
over the bteel corporation. Mr. Gary
aald h remembered only one aucb case,
that the plant at Troy, N. Y.. the oper
ating of which bad proved to be Imprac
ticable. "We have never purchaaed any plant,"
Mr. Gary Insisted, "with the Intention of
tearing It down or getting It out uf the
way for the purpose of cutlng out com
petition." "In buying properties have you ever
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FOR NEBRASKA Fair.
FOR IOWA Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m.
7 a. m.
8 a. ni.
9 a. in.
10 a. in.
11 a. m
1 p. ni.
t p. m.
8 p. m.
4 p. m.
5 p. m.
(J p. m.
7 p. m.
S p. m.
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I "IwMwyi.' fat
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I t uiuparitt i e Local Record.
mi. lDio. law aos.
Highest yesterday. l'; 3 t.S 74
lAiweM yesterday 73 55 54 lil
Mean temperature t Kl 1 W
preciplUtlun 00 .! .0 .w)
Tt'inperatiire and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 70
hxiefcs for ihe day Is
Total exce-'-s xinre March 1 4j
Normal precipitation 17 Inch
I)cflcluni y tor the day '. 17 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 i i Inches
rcf iclency since March 1 3 J Inches
iH-flcleni y for cor. i rl1. 1!UV. 7.47 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, liKtt.. U.6 inches
Report fmm Stations at T I. M.
Station and Mate Temp. Ruin-
ofNVrather 7 . m. High fall.
Cheyt-nne. part cloudy 6i SO .01
Taceinort. dear. SI Ri .04
Ienver. cloudy. 74 M T
11 Moines, pait cloudy... 91 10) .00
ikidse Cltv, part cloudy.... Ni M .iO
Itn.lcr. clear 7S 78 n
Omaha, part cloudy 7 1"! .
Puahio. part clouay i
Rapid Cltv. cloudy wi -I-
Salt Lake City, cloudy 7ii 7S .
Santa re. part clouay . i
Sheridan, clear .
feioux t'lty. part cloudy.... l 1
Valentine, clear M W .00
I Indicates trace oi precipitation.
U A. W ELSH. Local Forecaster.
-lo t? m -
in Live Stock Rate.
Railroads May Now Charge Seventeen
Cents to Chicago Instead of the
(From a Staff Correspondence.)
WASHINGTON. June 8 Bpecial Tele
gram.) Interstate Commerce commission
today Issued the followtng order, cancel
ling the former order, aa to the matter of
advances of rates on live stock from Kan
sas City to St. Louis and other Mississippi
The commission's orders suspending ad
vances In the rates on live stock between
the Missouri and Mississippi river, has this
day been cancelled and the rates permitted
to go Into effect. Taking the advancea on
cattle as typical, the present rat la 14
ceats, while the suspended rate la 17 cent.
One of the chief reasons advanced by
the carriers for the Increase was to equal
ise conditions between the markets at
Omaha. Chicago and Kansas City, but the
commission found that as It had before It
In thla car only the rate from one of these
markets namely, Kansas City and Insuf
ficient Information upon which to pass
upon the Issue of discrimination and undue
disadvantage between the markets, no con
clusion could be reached thereon In this
proceeding. This case also raises the ques
tion of the reasonableness In themselves
of th charge on live stock, but the com
mission came to no conclusion thereon.
Aa thla matter was found to be Involved In
the larger question of the through
charges from points of production to con
suming centers, and Inasmuch aa the com
mission had before It In this case but a
fraction of the rate applying on such move
ment and wholly Inadequate Information
dealing therewith, to say nothing of the
lack of proper parties. It was found Im
possible to decide this important power.
For the above reason and for others which
occurred to the commission In the examina
tion of the rates, the order suspending
them waa cancelled without prejudice to
any of the Interests Involved.
Report for June
Acreage of Spring and Winter Wheat
Greater Than Last Year and Yield
. Equals Five-Year Average.
WASHINGTON, June a The Depart
ment c" Agriculture's June crop report
Issued iday estimates the principal crops
Spring Wheat Acreage, 90,757,000, or 104.S
per cent of 1910 acreage (19.77S.000); June 1
condition, 84.6, compared with 83.8. the
ten-year average; indicated yield per acre,
13.7 bushels, compared with 18 5. th five
Winter Wheat Acreage. 81,37,O0O, or 108.8
per cent of 1910 acreage (29,427,000); June 1
condition 80.4. compared with 81.8 th ten
year average; Indicated yield per acre, 15.S
bushels, compared with 15.5, th five-year
All What Indicated yield per acr, 14.7
bushels, compared wtlh 14.7, the flv-year
average. - v -
Oats Acreage, J5.250.000. or . per cent
of 1910 acreage; 8S.4,- the ten-year average;
Indicated yield per acre 17.7 bushela, com
pared with 2S.1. the five-year average. '
Barley Acreage, 7,038,000, or 97 per cent
of 1910 acreage (7.267,000); June 1 condition
90.1 per cent, compared with 90.9 per cent,
th ten-year average; Indicated yield per
acre 24.9 bushels, compared with 24.S bush
els, the five-year average.' '
Hye June condition 88.6, compared with
90.2, the ten-year average; Indicated yield
per acre 18.1 bushels, compared with 1S.4,
the five-year average.
Hay June 1 condition 76.S, compared with
Ml In 1910.
Pastures Jun 1 condition, 81.8, compared
with 90.7, the ten-year average.
City of Barneston
Suffers from Fire
Spark From Switch Engine Stars a
Blaze that Does Damage of
BEATRICE. Neb., June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) Fire sta-tlng in a straw pile from
a switch engine in the Union Pacific yards
at Barneston this afternoon shortly after
12 o'clock wiped out part of the business
section of that place before the flames
were subdued. The bucket brigade worked
hard to prevent the fire from spreading,
but aa a atrong wind was blowing from the
south the flames spread rapidly and soon
destroyed the business houses on the south
side of Main street from Wyatt'a drug
store to the depot-
The fire was not extinguished until 4
o'colck. The loss Is conservatively esti
mated at $15,000, partially covered by In
surance. The following business housts
were destroyed: E. W. Severance livery
barn. City Hotel building, general mer
chandise store of & Ratcllffe, general store
of Lou Turner, the residences of Severance,
John Clay and also two other homes.
Stewart Talks to
Railway Mail Clerks
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Tells Them They Must Deal
Strictly with Department.
STRACrsE. N. V.. June S.-Second As
sistant Postmaster General Joseph Stewart
appeared again today before the conven
tion of the National Association of Rail-
Iwav Mall Clerka.
The clerks proposed to appoint a com
mittee from among their number, the mem
! bers of which were to leave the govern
I ment service, receive kalarles from their
association and present whatever grlev
j ances the clerks might have to congress or
, postal department heads.
Mr. rUewart aald no concessions would
' be made to the clerks through any com
i mltteea or Individuals not directly em
! r'oyed in the service.
! Plaao Dealer la Beaalon.
i CHICAGO, June S. (Special.) Consider
labia business Is being attended to by the
numbers of the National Piano Dealers'
! ansoclatton which is now In session here.
'There la a large attendance of dealers from
' all over the country. Manufacturers of
' pianos are also here In force with their beat
' samplea. These samples are being bought
. by Manager J. W. Wataon of the piano
i department of Hayden Bros, at Omaha and
I are baiog shipped to that city.
From the New York World.
REPORT ON RECIPROCITY BILL
Senate Committee Votes to Send it In
ROOT AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED
ComrAlttee Is Evenly Divided ou Mo
; ttoa for FaTOrabta Report Sen
ator Joknios of Maine
WASHINGTON, June 8,-The Canadian
reciprocity bill waa acted upon today by
the senate finance committee and will be
reported Tuesday, without recommendation.
The Root amendment to the print paper
and wood pulp provision wss adopted by
th committee by a vote of 8 to (. .
' An attempt to authorize an unfavorable
report resulted In a tie' vote and another
tie marked the effort to report without
recommendation before that result wa ac
complished., y ... ... " '
Th vote on th measure were a aur
priae to members of the senate. It had been
believed that the finance committae would
ahift responsibility to th senate, leaving
th real fight to be waged on th floor. At
th last moment the opposition In the com
mittee seemed to solidify.
Th committee met In executive session
today and Immediately proceeded to vote
on amendments. The first modification of
fered waa by Senator Nelson of Minnesota,
which would have reduced. Instead of re
moving duties on live stock and farm pro
ducts. Thla was defeated without a roll
call and th same fate was meted out to
the house free list bill. The latter pro
vision was formally offered by Senator
Bailey and received only his vote and
those of Mr. Simmons and Mr. Kern. An
amendment by Simmons to Include flour
and meats In the free list also waa voted
Root Amendment Adopted.
The Root amendment requiring th ad
mission of American wood pulp and paper
Into Canada free of duty, then .was voted
Into th bill without discussion, the af
firmative votea being cast by Senators
Lodge, Smoot. Uallingcr, Clark (Wyo.),
Heyburn, LaFollette, Bailey and Simmons,
and the negative by Messrs. Penrose, Cul
lom. McCumber (rep.) and Stone, Kern and
Williams (dem ).
On a motion for a favorable report the
vote stood I to I and on the succeeding
motion for an unfavorable report there
a aa a tie of 7 to 7. The same result at first
followed a motion for a report without
recommendation, but Senatora Galllnger.
Bailey and Simmons, who at first cast
their ballots In the negative ultimately
changed and thus allowed th bill to go to
th senate without recommendation what
ever by a vote of 10 to 4. Senator Johnson
of Maine was absent.
Senator Williams of Mississippi then
i moved that Chairman Penrose be author
ized to report the bill at today' session of
the senate, but the motion received only
the vottj of Merars. Williams, Stone and
Kern. Several minority reports are ex
pected and as It was desired that vliey
should be presented with the majority re
port It was decided to postpone until Tues
day the presentation of any of them.
The Root amendment provides that paper
I and wood pulp sections of the bill shall
not be In force until the president "shall
have satisfactory evidence and shall make
proclamation that such erood pulp paper
and board, being the products of the I'nlted
States, are admitted Into all of the prov
inces of Canada free of duty."
The president already has begun a cam
paign looking to the defeat of the amend
ment ou the floor.
NAGEL TALKS TO GRADUATES
Secretary of ( uuiiatrre and Labor
Ulacaaaea Rale of Reason
at St. Lonla.
tT. LOUIS. June Addressing 150 grad
uates today at the fiftieth commencement
of Washington university, Charles Nagtl,
tecretary of commerce and labor, fore
casted an altered form of governmtnt In
the United States aa a result of the "rule
of reason" trust decision and declared In
favor of reciprocity, arguing that on of
Ita greatest advantages will be the closer
relation with Canada.
The secretary's speech ran rapidly from
one is.'Ut of the day to anothtr. The iru-t
prosecutions he described os a "clash be
taeen rational regulation and irrational
Th lu norary degree of doctor of laws
waa conferred on Secretary NaisL
Straight and Narrow Path
Pays High Prices
Chicago Woman Who Got $11,812
and Two Farms from Iowa Man
is Convicted of Fraud.
CHICAGO, June 8. Thomas Foulkes of
Danbury, la., the wealthy farmer who haa
been prosecuting his former fiancee. Miss
Jjodavlne Miller, and her brother. Attorney
J. Marion Miller, on charges of defrauding
him out of 111,812 and two farms, won' his
case today In the criminal court. A Jury
today returned a verdict of guilty against
the girl and her brother. ,
Foulkes told a -remarkable fne of what
he characterised as a "financial wooing."
He said he bought kisses and caresses from
the object of his affections with loans of
from SuO to SfiOO, and that after he had lost
the amount of money named In hla auit
and after his two farms had followed the
money his charmer had advlbed him to go
to California, read the Bible constantly
and marry a widow. He added that it
took him six years to discover that his
affections were not returned.
The attorney, her brother, waa accused
of being the one who planned the alleged
raid on Foulkes heart and purse.
Grand Jury Will
Look Into Attempt
to Form Coke Trust
Federal Panel in Pittsburg is Reas
sembled to Investigate Alleged Ef
forts to Create Monopoly.
PITTSBURG, June 8. United States
District Attorney John H. Jordan has
presented a petition In the United Statea
district court asking that the May term
federal grand Jury be reassembled at once
for the purpose of investigating the offi
cers and directors of the Monongahela
River Consolidated Coal and Coke company
and the Pittsburg Coal company, to learn
If any attempt has been made to create a
monopoly of the coking industry.
The action la the outcome of the congres
sional Investigation of the United States
Bteel corporation. The officers and direct
ors of the two coal companies will be
called before the grand Jury late today.
Edwin P. Groavenor, special assistant to
Attorney General Wlckcrsham, will take a
part in the Investigation.
Makers on Strike
PHILADELPHIA. June 8. Between 1.000
and 2.000 boiler makers employed by the
Baldwin Locomotive works in this city
went on strike today without the sanction,
It Is said, of national officers of the
Boiler Makers' union. No wage question
is Involved, the .rouble being due to the
laying off of 1.200 men some weeks ago
The union men assert that the my! were
forced out because they had Jolnel labor
organizations, but the company olficlaU
declare the men were laid off because there
waa not enuuth work for them. I
Mass meetings had been held and the
national officers of the several unions In (
the shops decided to defer a strike pending
further negotiations. This week a commit
tee called on company officials In behalf
of the men laid off and the union work
men charge that several members of thla '
committee have since been discharged. I
This alleged action of the company l.4 to
the walkout today.
ANSWER TO PLEA OF PACKERS
t ailed state Takn (Ground that Ke
ren t Decision strengthens Law
as Pennl Art.
CHICAGO. June . I'nlted States attor
neys today, In a brief filed In the federal
district court, denied the contention of
attorneys for the Indicted Chicago meat
r ackers that the supreme court's Standard
Oil dtcUinn nullified the criminal feature
of the Sherman anti-trust law.
"The validity of the Sherman law as a
penal act ts affirmed, both In express lan
guage and by necessary Implication, by the
Standard Oil decision." is the contention
of tba government attorneya.
W. E. D, STOKES RECOVERING
New York Millionaire Shot by Two
Girls is Some Better.
TWO ACCOUNTS OF THE AFFAIR
Wounded Man Say Younej Woman
Demanded Money for Return of
Letters She Says He At
tempted to Choke Her.
NEW YORK, June 8. Th condition of
W. E. D. Stokes, the millionaire proprietor
of the Hotel Aneonta and widely known
horseman, who was shot last night by two
young women In their apartment, waa auch
thla morning that his physicians say he
will likely recover. The young women.
Lillian Graham, an actress, and Ethel Con
rad, an Illustrator, formally charged with
th shooting, were taken to police head
quarter this morning on th verge of col
lapse. Threu Japaneae servants In th
apartment house In West Eightieth street,
where btokea wa shot, are held aa wit
nesses. Miss Graham and Miss Conrad will be
arraigned In court later and held to await
the result of Mr. Stokes' Injuries. A fur
ther examination will be made to ascer
tain whether the two bullets still remain In
Stokes ankle and thigh.
Terrence J. Mc.Manus, Mr. Stokes' at
torney, says that his client went to the
girls' apartment on receiving a message
from Miss Conrad, to obtain some letters.
Stokes denies that he had ever written
any lettera and when he reached the apart
ment, his counsel says, the door was locked
behind him and "Miss Graham immediately
drew a revolver, and, pointing to a pad on
a desk at one side she said: 'Give me
000 and sign this agreement.' "
Mr. McManua says that Stokes refused
and that "thereupon Miss Graham fired
two shota at him."
Stokes got the revolver away from Miss
Graham, who then, according to Mr. Mc
Manua, calld on Miss Conrad to fire. Miss
Conrad, Smokes lawyer says, then fired,
andN aa the nvlllonalre backed into the
hallway three Japanese servants set on
Miss Graham, in a statement says that
Stokes came to her apartments and de
manded letters which he admitted writing.
When told that ahe had no letters, Miss
Graham alleges. Stoke "turned on me In
a perfect fury and caught nie by th throat
and began to choke me."
Mis Graham then alleges that, fearing
violence at Stokes' hands, she shot at him,
whereupon Stokea wrenched the pistol from
and abot at her. Mlsa Graham says noth
ing about the charge mad by Stoke'
counsel that Miss Conrad fired a shot.
Stokes says he met Mis Graham and
her aister, Mr. John Singleton of Los An
geles, some time ago here. He only knew
Mis Conrad slightly.
Vouiia Women Locked Vp.
In a supplemental statement today Mr.
McManua said that Mr. Stokes would pros
ecute the two young women.
After the girls and the Japanese ser
vants had been "lined up" with the numer
ous other arrests at police headquarters
they were transferred to the West Side
police court. As they left headquarters
they were hooted by a crowd of tnort than j
.w, wno naa garnered.
The two women were held without bail
for examination next 'Monday. The three
Japanese servants were discharged, but
will be called aa witnesses when required.
It waa said that Mr. Stokes would not
be able to appear In court for about ten
TAFT VISITING BROOKLYN
President Attends Receptions at Tot
f lubs aad Views Parade af
, NEW YORK, June i President Tsft
reached here from Washington at 1:08
o'clock l his afternoon for a visit to Brook
ln, where he was welcomed at th Han
over and Union League clubs, fter which
he reviewed a parade of Sunday school
President Tsft was greeted at th rail
road station by Collector Ijeb and others
snd the presidential party then took auto
mobiles for th Hanover club, Brooklyn.
From the Hanover club the party went to
the I'nlon league club, where a luncheon
In honor of th president wa given.
Guest at this Included Governor fHx and
ftaff. Mayor Caynor and Dr. Lmn Abbott.
Not Be Candidate
Former Executive Makes Emphatic
Statement to Bough Bider Com
rade in Vermont.
NEW YORK, June R. "F.very word ther
Is correct," declared Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt on his arrival here from Ver
mont thl sflernoon, when shown a dis
patch from White River Junction, Vt.,
that he would not be a candidate for presi
dent In 1S12.
You are quoted as saying that you would
regard It as a calamity if you were nomi
nated." was ssked Colonel Roosevelt.
"Not another word." emlllngly replied
Colonel Roosevelt, "and there will be no
more statement regarding the matter."
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., June 8.
Wallace Batchelder, member of Troop
K, Rough Riders, and act We In connection
with Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's visit to
Vermont yesterday, was authority for the
statement today that he asked Colonel
Roosevelt yeaterday whether he would be
a candidate for president In 1912.
Colonel Roosevelt replied that he empha
tically would not be, that he should regard
It aa a calamity If he were nominated, and
that he expected and demanded that every
friend and supporter of hla would do every
thing in his power to prevent any move
ment looking toward his, the colonel's,
Fremont Wins Case
in Coal Rate Contest
Interstate Comemrce Commission
Holds Railroads' Charge to Be
Inequitable in Nebraska.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 8-(f5peclal Tele
gram.) The Interstate Commerce commis
sion today announced a decision favorable
to the Fremont Commercial club In its
complaint against the Chicago, Burlington
& Qulncy railroad et al. filed Inst October,
relating to transportation of coal from
the mines to Fremont.
The complaint of the Commercial club
was based on the charge for transporta
tion of coal from Missouri, Kansas, Ar
kansas and Oklahoma points to Fremont.
The rates are from 25 to fi;'4 cents per net
ton higher than rates from the same points
of origin to Omaha, while rates frc!m the
same points of origin to Lincoln are uni
formly 15 cents higher than rates to Omaha.
On this point the commission held:
"That the present rates sre unduly pre
judicial to Fremont, to the extent that
they exceed th rates to Lincoln by more
than 10 cents per net ton."
On the second point, that charge from
certain points on the Chicago. Burlington
& Qulncy railroad In Colorado and Wyo
ming the rates on coal other than slack
to .Fremont are 36 cents per net ton In
excess of the rates to Omaha and Lincoln,
the commission held that said rates are
unduly prejudicial to Fremont, to the ex
tent that they exceed the rates to Lincoln
by more than 10 centa per net ton.
Th Interstate Commerce commission
orders that the defendant railroad com
panies cease and desist on or before July
15, 1911, and for. a period of two years
thereafter. to abstain from charging, de
manding, collecting or receiving for trans
portation of coal In carloads from polnta
in Missouri. Kansas, Arkansas and Okla
homa to Fremont, Neb., rates which ex
ceed by more than 10 cents per net not
rates contemporaneously charged by them
for transportation of coal In carloads from
said points of origin to Lincoln, Neb.
in Half an Hour
French Aviator Caught by a Storm
Goine His Wav Travels at Tre
PARIS, June . L'Auto estimates that
Vedrlne, the winner of the Parls-to-Madr'd
race, whose proper name Is Jules Vedrlnes,
attained the prodigious speed of l.Vi miles
an hour on Tuesday, covering the 77 S-10
miles separating Dijon and St. Laurent-Lcs-Macon
in thirty minutes.
The paper quotes the aviator as saying
tl.at he was pushed by a wind so violent
that at times he flew with the tall of his
air machine perpendicular. He also en
coui.tered wind pockets that caused his
monoplane to make frightful drops, some
times descending 900 feet In a few seconds.
Vtdrines suffered only through the strain
on his eyes.
EL'C, France, June 8. Aviator Averlgo
flew from Orleans to this place, approx
imately eighty-five miles, today In fifty
five minutes. He traveled at a height of
7,600 feet in a northwest wind, having a
velocity of thirty mllea an hour.
One Man Killed and One Fatally Hurt
in Grade Crossing Accident Near
LEMARS. Ia, June 8. (Special Tele
gram.) John Hecht. aged 65. was Instantly
killed; Theodore Hofman, aged 65, will
probably die, and Frank Wool was badly
hurt when a passenger train struck the
automobile In which .they were riding at
the Collen crosflng, four miles from here.
Mrs. Wool and Bert Huff, who were In
the party, escaped injury. The crosaing
Is obscured by trees and the train was
running behind time. The dead and In
jured live on farms west of here and were
on the way to the funeral of a relative at
GRAND JURY WILL CALL
GOVERNOR OF INDIANA
Panel In vratlaatlaa F.xtradltlon of
McXaniaraa Subpoenas Km.
e-rntlve and Others.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. June . Suhpoe
naea were prepared today to summon Gov
ernor Marshall, hla teft-etary. Mark This
tlethwalte; Secretary of Stat Lew Rlllng
ham and Frank W. Samuels, manager of
a lelegraph company, before the grand
Jury Saturday to testify In the alleged kid
naping of J. J. McXamara, secretary of
th International Aswclatlon of Bridge and
Structural Iron Worker, from this city
and taking him to Los Angeles, where he
1 held fr complicity in alleged dynamiting
Government Thermometer Reaches
Top Between Three and Four
RECORD" FOR MONTH OF JUNE
Never Has it Been So Hot Here in
June 100 Highest Before.
HOT WIND BOTHERS PEOPLE
Torrid Blast Makes it Difficult to Get
COOL SPOTS SOUGHT BY ALL
Weather Man Can Offer Ma Hop of
an Karly Cessation of the Hot
pell Although It Mar
Cool a Trifle.
The highest June temperature In the his
tory of Omaha came yesterday. Between
3 and 4 o'clock In the afternoon the mer
cury In the little tube climbed tip to th
1"! doKree mark, which was two degrees
higher than had ever been recorded for
an Omaha June day.
On June 2S. 11)01. which la the next high
est day on record, the temperature crawled
up sr high as lv degrees, but there It
stopped. And what Is worse, there Is no
great break coming In the present hot
spell, although the weather man gave out
that It mlclit be a little cooler today.
The winds that blew from the pavement
and acrnsi the vacant lots could be 1'kened
unto those direct from a desert, and thej
pedestrians who were forced into the aim's
melting rays were In a quandary whether
to walk slow or fast. To go slow meant
to beer me w armer, to walk fast brought
the same result. What breeze was felt
seemed to have come from out of a baka
oven. The only solution to the problem
of how to get cooler was to stand In front
of an electric fan.
SUNDAY SCHOOL DELEGATES
NAME WALLACE PRESIDENT
Omaha Man t'hoapu at Grand Island
to Lead Association for Neat
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. June 8. (Special
Telegram.) Seven hundred and twenty
visitors from over the state Is approxi
mately the number attending the State
Sunday School convention, not Including
the local delegates. Custer county fur
nished the largest number from any on
The banner attendance county had not
been located early tonight, mileage trav
eled being computed In that count. The
association today sdopted the recom
mendation that hereafter the delegates to
the convention furnish their own enter
tainment. Th following officer were elected for
the ensuing year: rPeHldent, G. O. Wallace.
Omaha; vice president. E. J. Wtghtman,
York: recording secretary, C. C. Westcott,
Plattsmouth; treaaurer, G. E. Tobey, Lin
coln; directors, J. D. Haskell, W. D.
Wright, E. C. Babeock. B. A Wilcox. L C
Oberlies, F. M. Gregg; teachera, training.
Miss A. Lester, ilncoln; elementary super
intendent. Miss Brown, Grand Island; ad
vanced division, Mrs. W. F. McCloud. York(
aauit ai vision, nome ana visiting, w. .
Klmberly, Lincoln; temperance, B. F. Fell
man, Omaha; pastors' department. Rev. L.
D. Ralston, O'Neill.
It was recommended that county conven
tions be more effectively advertised In th
future; that a special committee of five ba
appointed to co-operate with a like com
mittee of the International association for
the purpose of bringing about better social
conditions for young men, and that the
association, believing as a unit In strict
observance of the Sabbath and all things
temperate, this convention go on record as
unalterably opposed to Sunday base ball
or any sport or play that would have a
tendency to desecrate the day known as the
RICKARD HAS A NEW SCHEME
Promoter Will Match Johnson Aunlnst
Aur Two Men In the World
for Rise Parse.
SAX FRANCISCO. June 8.-Informatlon
has reached here In a letter from U. 1
(Tex.) Rlckard. who is now In Buenos
Ayres, that Rlckard, who was the promoter
of the Johnson-Jeffries fight In Reno July
4, will offer a purse of 800,000 for Jack
Johnson to fight any two men In the world
the same afternoon for the world's cham
pionship at Buenos Ayres.
Rlckard declares lils belief that Johnson
can defeat any two men In the world,
on after the other.
"All I ask," he writes, "Is that Johnson
be given a rest of fifteen minutes after
disposing of the first adversary."
SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL
Mary Lonlae Graff of Hlbblnn, Minn.,
Disappeared Sunday While Tak
ing Lunch to Father.
HIBBING, Minn., June P. The Country
side about Bengal, twenty miles south of
here on the Great Northern is searching
today for a lost girl, Mary Louise Graft, 14
.years old. She started Sunday from Bengal
'to the SIllcUi sand plte, a dlstuncc of two
'miles, with a lunch for her father, who hux
a torce of men working there and has not
been seen since.
Round trip tick
ets to Lake Man
awa. Cans of Kartell's Syrup.
13oxes of O'Brien's Candy.
Quart B picks of Daizell'j
AU given awgy f re to tho
who find their names In th
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