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VOI XU-NO. b.
FUNK TELLS OF
TALK WITH HLNES
General Manager of Hunrester Com
pany Testifiei in the Lorimer
HOW HE MET THE SENATOR
Wat Introduced to Him by Hines at
REQUEST FOR THE TEN THOUSAND
Story About How It Cost Hundred
Thousand to Put Lorimer Over.
WANTED BIO CONCERNS TO HELP
r He Told Hlos that Harvester
Company Was Not In that
Kind nf Bnalnese and
' Left II Im.
WASHINGTON. June M.-Mr. Funk testi
fied that he had not only been thieatened
but that ha had been folnwed t- detectives
ever alnce her tefitlfled In ft tug field. He
aid four detectives are following him In
Washington, two trailing him to the senate
building after luncheon tunny. He said one
detective confessed he was hired to "let
anything on him he could."
Mr. Funk tried without result to dis
cover the detectives In the audience, lie
protested against making public the name
of the man who confensed, saying he was
''nice fellow" and that ha had given hla
mord not to reveal his name.
"1 got him In a place where he had to
tall me," said Mr. Fun. "tie said he was
not proud of the job, but had to do It."
Mr. Funk said the man was employed
by the Thlele detective agency of Chicago;
that he had told, him who his employer
was, and the witness added that the em
ployer waa Dot Senator Lorimer. Attor
neys Hynea ar.d Senator Gamble Insisted
upon the nam and Mr. Funk replied:
"Put Edward Hlnes on the witness stand
if ytu want to find out to whom the de
The committee Immediately went Into
executive session to consider the matter.
WASHINGTON, June St. Clarence S.
Funk, general manager of the .Interna
tiona1, Harvester company, who gave an
account to tha Dennis bribery investiga
tion committee of an alleged request to
him by. Edward Hlnea of Chicago for a
110,000 contribution toward a 1100,000 Lori
mer election fund,' appeared today before
tha Lorimer senate Investigating commit
tee. As ha took tha atand, Mr, Funk faced
Mr. Hines, who had been given special
permission to attend tha hearing Instead
of being required to stay In the witness
' John H. Marble, of counsel for the com
mittee, began .the'rilreot examination.. Mr.
'Funk testified that as general manager .of
the harvester dbneern, It waa one of his
duties to keep In touch with political af
fairs. He declared, however, that never
to his knowledge had the company used
money to get votes In legislatures or in
congress. He said as' far aa ha could ha
had always avoided discussing; Lorimer
"Have you obaerved Mr. Lorimer aa a
factor opposed to the International Har
vester company T" aaked Mr. Marble.
How He Met Lorimer.
Just how he was Introduced xo Senator
- Lcrrler w& uvsui-jud by Mr, funk. He
said the meeting occurred at a deep
waterways convention In Washington about
U months ago.
"Mr. Hlnes came up to Mr. MoCormlck
and myself in a hotel here," explained
Mr. Funk. "We talked for a moment
when Mr. Hlnes said that Senator Lori
mer was in hla room and he, Hlnes,
Wished we would meet him."
"What did you dor asked Mr. Marble.
"I looked at Mr. McCormick and Mr.
MoCormlck looked at me and we both
looked out of the window. I waited for
Mr. MoCormlck to say something. Final
ly we went up stairs and were Introduced
to the senator."
He told of another meeting with Mr.
Lorinier and added: "The aenator was
very cordial on both occasions."
me wltneaa said he had never heard
Senator Lorlmer's name mentioned In con
nection with a tag fight on the Mo
Cormlcka. " , (
Mr, Funk' said the harvester company
was interested in dosing the Chicago
giver, watch flowed through his com
pany's plant. The Edward Hlnes Lumber
tCbntlnued on Second Page.)
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U A. WELSH. Local Foreoaster.
More Extracts from
Arthur See's Book
' Read to the Jury
Miss Bees ii Called to Stand and Her
Memory, Like Mildred Bridges',
CHICAGO. June K Mildred Bridges was
recalled to the witness Mand by the de
fense today when the trial of Evelyn Ar-,
thtir See wai resumed. The w. trees aid
she hnd never read that part of the "Book
t f Truth" entitled "Family and Personal
ity." A portion of the "Book 13" was read by
Atto'-rty Bumham of the proecull-,n. This
book. In part.' dmla with Mephen Bridges,
father of Mildred.
"For fixe years he (Bridges) read In
revert nee. but now he has fallen. read
Attorney Buinhum. "I shall put him In
tho hand of his babe and fhe shall ren
der him harml-as to destroy her life. He
shall die of his disgrace.. Absolute life
Is an awakening. Those I choose have no
choice b-tween the Ufa I give them and
any other life. If they fa'l In the abso
lute life, they fall and ran have no life at
all. They shall petlsh. I endow with all
the talents, the spirit of wifehood; she
alore shall be supreme."
Miss R?s. who fstlfled today, comported
herself composedly. She gave her age as
21 year.' Her memory, like that Of Mil
drid Bridges, proved defective.
Bhe said the knew of "absolute life" be
fore coming ! this city through reading
See's journal and through letters from her
mother, she said.
"Did anyone else live In the Racine ave
nue apartment whn you and See first
moved there?" lnquitel the prosecutor.
She occupied tha front bedroom alone.
Loses in Senate
Change in Wood Pulp and Print Paper
Schedule is Rejected With
out Roll Call.
WASHINGTON. June 26. The senate to
night rejected without roll call the Root
amendment to the wood pulp print paper
schedule of the Canadian reciprocity bill.
The Canadian reciprocity bill waa taken
up In the senate today within ten minutes
after the session convened, the Root
amendment being the special subject of
Senator Thornton of Louisiana denounced
the measure on the ground that It dis
criminated against tha agricultural element
Senator Clark of Wyoming, also advo
cated the Root amendment, saying that If
the bill was to become a law, he wanted
It to be aa good as possible. He character
ised that amendment as the only thing
that would make the measure reciprocal.
Mr. Clark added that he was against the
whole agreement .with Canada.
Chairman Penrose of the finance eora
mlttee tomorrow will auk the senate to
fix a day to vote on the reciprocity bill
and to name separate days for votes on the
farmers', free list and ' wool' bills. Though
favorable action' Is unlikely, It will' test the
senate's temper and probably pave the way
for longer sittings' of the senate.
Steamer js Wrecked
Bor I, Carrying Four Hundred Excur
sionists from Stockholm, Goes
Down Off Korpe Island.
HELSINGFOR8, June 28. The Finnish
Swedish mall steamer Bor I, with 400 Stock
holm excursionists on board, waa wricked
off Korpe Island In the o'uter Sklrrles to
dry. It Is not known here whether there
a loss of life.
Fallieres Asks Callaux
to Form New Ministry
, PARIS, June . President FsJUeres to
day asked Joseph Calllaus, the minister
of finance In the Monls ministry that re
tired yesterday, to form a new cabinet
Mr. Calllaux said that he would give a
definite response late today.
Mr. Calllaux had beea suggested to the
president by M. . Monls and It Is under
stood that If he undertakes the task the
new cabinet will follow the path of the old
concerning proposed changes In the elec
tion law Involving proportional representa
tion In electlona ...
Accordingly Calllaux will be required to
make up a combination which will be as
sured of the support of the radical bloc
majority which Is divided on the question
of electoral reform.
UNION WORKERS ON DOCKS
AT LIVERPOOL GO ON STRIKE
Mea at Ball ad Other Porta Alaet Ilc
( to Raadlo Frerigrht frosa
LONOON, June Jt Another strike was
launched today. The union workers on
tao docks at Liverpool generally obeyed
tho order to strike against the forty-six
firms In the shipping federation.
The shipping Interests at Hull, Goole,
orangemouth and Clyde found themselves
In a similar plight the union men refusing
to handle goods from federation shlpa Ne
gotiations between employers and em
ployes have ceased for the time being at
AMSTERDAM. June M. Two thousand
dock hands struck today In sympathy with
the striking seamen. Work ceased at ail
of the ships of the eight largest firm.
NO DECISION IN-U. P. CASE
Attorney- General 'WiekerBhaiBi Prob
ably Will Take Merger Caae
to Mla-her Coart.
WASHINGTON. June . Whether the
government will appeal from Its defeat la
the Union Pacific merger case will not he
decided until Attorney General Wlck
are ham has studied In detail the decision
of the court and also that of Judge Hook,
who dissented In favor of the government
An arpeal seems likely.
raaeral of Major Williams.
GENEVA. Neb., June -(Special.)-The
funeral of Major T. L. Williams was bald
atthe family residence this afternoon. The
Masonic order having charge.
Secretary of Interior Fisher MaV "r
Final Decision Against Mo-"
niirrTssTnlaiim Cxm A -.'
LAST DOOR' BELIEF CLOSED
Appeal to Court Not Possible on Find
ings of Fact.
ASSERTS NEW LAWS ARE NEEDED
Present Statutes Applicable to Coal
Lands Are Unwise.
EVIDENCE OF FRAUD APPARENT
Finding; of Commissioner Dennett,
Which Dlscasaes Evidence at
Lesslk, la Approved -New
Laws Are Needed.
WASHINGTON, June .. The famous
Cunningham Alaskan coal lands claims,
through which It has been alleged that the
Morgan-Guggenhlem syndicate had planned
to extend their vast Interests to Alaska
and to control one of the most valuable
fields In the world, were today finally dis
allowed by the Department of the Interior.
Secretary of Interior Walter Fisher, hav
ing aprpoved the department's decision as
handed down by Fred Dennett commis
sioner of the land office, the last door Is
believed to have been closed to the Cun
ningham claimants. Their attorneys have
threatened an appeal to the United States
supreme court, but such an appeal can be
based only on some point of law Involved,
and not on the findings of fact as an
nounced by the department.
Tha Cunningham claims have been in the
public eye constantly for more than two
years paM. They brought about tha Bal-llnger-Plnchot
Investigation by congress
and the dismissal from the public service
of Chief Forester Glffoia Plnchot. Louis
R. Glavls, a chief of field division In the
land office and several minor officials.
Both. Messrs. Plnchot and Glavta were dis
missed for insubordination Incident to their
attacks on former Secretary Bellinger,
whom'' they clajmed was favorably disposed
toward the claims.
Neve Laws Are Needed.
In announcing ths decision of the depart
ment today, Secretary Fisher, who sua
cetded Mr. Bellinger in March last, de
clared that new coal land laws are needed
In Alaska if that territory Is to be de
veloped properly. In a statement the
"This Is a final decision of the Cunning
ham claims so far as ths Department of
the Interior is concerned. Any further
proceedings Will be merely formal for, tha
purpose of perfecting the record In ease
the .claimants think there are questions
of law which they desire to present to the,
courts. It. Is my understanding that It Is
conceded that the finding upon the facts
by the department are conclusive.
'It Is the intention of the department to
proceed at once to a final determination
of all the remaining Alaskan coal claims
so far as tnls can properly be done deny
ing those that should be denied ard grant
ing those that should be granted as rapidly
"I do not believe the present laws ap
plicable to coal lands In Alaska are wise
or practicable laws. Nevertheless, their
provisions must be enforced, , first because
they are the law and, second, because they
afford the only protection to the public
Welfare against the abuses 'of monopoly
iid Uufvaliicied private es.ploii.audn. I
sincerely trust that these laws wlU be
modified at the next session of congress,
so as to permit the development of the
Alaskan coal -fields tinder provisions that
will more adequately protect and promote
the public Interests. If, however, there are
claims now pending which, under, the ex
isting, law, are entitled to patent I see no
justlflcatlpn for not, taking action upon
them as promptly as the department can
be atsured . that It Is In possession of ths
facts upon . which such action ultimately
be taken." -
Evidences of . Freed Apparent.
Commissioner. Dennett, tn , his . decision
holding the claims for cancellation on the
ground of fraud, declares that each of the
thirty-three entries was Improperly allowed
because of fatal defects apparent on their
He assert that the government con
clusively established the charges brought
agalna the claimants and there Is no doubt
that an agreement existed among them In
violation of law.
The . thirty-three claims involved
amounted to an aggregate of S.SM acres.
The value of the land has been estimated
high in the millions. The coal embraced
In the claims Is said to be among tha finest
In the world.
Commissioner' Dennett makes frequent
reference' te the work of Olavla la prosecut
ing the government's ease against the Cun
ningham claimants. He also refers at
length to the negotiations between Cun
ningham and representatives of the Oug-
genhelms, who were shown at the Bat-Unger-plnchot
heating to have taken an
option on these coal lands, which were to
be worked In connection with the other
extensive Guggenheim Interests In Alaska
The government charges against Cun
ningham and hla associates that their en
tries of the coal land were made In pur
suancs of an understanding and agreement
entered Into by all the claimants prior to
location, to combine the several claims for
the Joint use and benefit of all. It waa
further claimed that the entries were made
with the - unlawful purpose that they
should Inure to the use and benefit of an
association or corporation. After reviewing
all the facts brought out the various trials
and hearings of the case, extending over a
period of several years, and Including the
final healing recently, recommended by
Secretary Fisher himself. Commissioner
Dennett reached tha conclusion that the
claims had no legal standing and ordered
them canceled. Secretary Fisher promptly
approved the finding, although to complete
the record he must do so formally upon ap
peal to him. '
Proaalaoat Mea Interacted.
Among the Cunningham claimants are a
number of the prominent men of the north
west Commissioner Dennett refers to
them as having sufficient means to have
carried forward extensive coal operations
In Alaska. The various claimants were In
terested in the Alaskan coal situation In
In 19ut by Clareaee Cunningham, who made
the necessary filings and conducted most
of the negotlatlona The claims were clear
listed for patent but final action ,waa held
up at the request of Olavla
"There seems to be no doubt" said Com-
(Continued oa Second Page.)
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Frors Clretan4 Leader.
"Clarence, Ain't It
GOMPERS CASE IS REOPENED ;
Committee of Lawyers Finds Labor
Leader Guilty of Contempt
HEARING IS SET FOR JULY 17
Gomoers, Mitchell and Morrison Are
Iteqelred hy Jadgre Wright to .
ghow Why They Shoeld
Not Be Ponlahed.
WASHINGTON, June M. Justice Daniel
T. Wright of the dlstiioi gupreme court to
day Issued a rule against Samuel Gompers,
Frank - Morrison and John Mitchell, the
labor leaders, requiring them to show
cause on July 17 why they should not be
judged guilty of contempt of court. This
action followed the filing of the report of
the special committee of attorneys ap
pointed by Justice Wright to inquire Jnto
the matter of contempt proceedings In' ths
Bucks Stovs. and Range boycott case..
Mr. Gompers Is president Mr. Morrison
secretary and Mr. Mitchell a vloe president
of the American Federation of Labor.
. .The contempt . proceedings . against the
labor leaders recently were passed upon by
the United States supreme court which set
sslde Jail sentences heretofore Imposed by
Justice Wright The supreme court1 held
that the ' contempt on which Justice
Wright formerly passed was of a civil na
ture and against the Bucks Stove . and
Range company. . .
In dismissing the former proceeding,
however, the supreme court gave to the
district court a right to reopen the case In
the event that any. contempt of the court
Itself or its orders could be found.
( Inasmuch as the stove company and the
American Federation of Labor have ad-
Justed their differences. It is not supposed
the matter would be pushed further, but
the day following the decision Justice
Wright appointed a committee of three
lawyers to Inquire Into all the- circum
stances of the case and to determine
whether or not there had been a contempt
of ' court Itself. Tha committee consisted
of J. J. Darlington, Daniel Davenport and
James M. Beck.
Mr. Gompers ' questioned the fairness of
aa Inquiry by these men. inasmuch as they
all had been associated as counsel for the
stove company against the federation.
and Presi4ent Taf t
Kaiser Sends Cablegram of Congratu
lation on Fine Appearance of
American Fleet at Kiel. ,
WASHINGTON, Juns 28. Emperor WU
Ham of Germany and President Taft today
exchanged messages growing out of the
visit of the American squadron to Kiel.
The emperor's message read:
"Following the Invitation of Admiral
Badger, I had the pleasure of lunching on
board ths United States ship Louisiana
and after which I inspected the crew and
ship. I beg you to accept my best com
pliments with regard to the fine crew and
to the excellent state of etflcienoy and
order which I found on thin fine ship. You
will, I am sure, be gratified to hear that
the cTtara and Stripes were well represented
In Kiel waters. I thank you most sincerely
for sending this tin squadron to Kiel-
am happy to observe that hearty relations
of comradeship between the officers and
men of the two navies were soon estab
President Taft replied;
"Greatly appreciate your kind telegram
so cordial In Its sentiments to the Ameri
can navy to whom It Is a source of great
pride that your imperial majesty honored
our admiral by taking luncheon on the
Louisiana and Inspecting the ship and
crew. I am very happy to know that the
American flag was wsll represented at
Kiel and that the officers and anen of our
navy have had this valuable opportunity
to make friends In the German navy for
whose hospitality as well as for your Im
perial majesty's kind expressions I send
very hearty thanka"
INQUIRY INTO JENKINS'
Collector Loeh Seeks to Find If Any
Castosae Mea Are Implicated
la Bis; Freed. ,
NEW TORK. June 24. Collector of Cus
toms Loeb today began aa Investigation
through which he hopes to' leers what
complicity, If any, certain customs men
had In the smuggling of the Jewels of
Mra Helen D. Jenkins through this port
tn the spring of 1808. District Attorney
Wise Is now making an Investigation of
the matter. The Jewels are said to be
worth SSOO.000. Mrs. Jenkins claims that
the Jewelry was given her by a western
mlllldaalra, who, shs alleges knew it had
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Mrs. Springer Tells" .
Threats of Von Puhl
Woman's Testimony Throws Light on
Quarrel Preceding Double Kill
ing in Denver Hotel.
DENVER, . June 26. All bars against
the testimony' of Mrs. John W. Springer
In the trial of Frank H. Henwood for the
murder of George Copland were thrown
down today by District Attorney Elliott
when the trial was resumed when he
withdrew his objections to the Introduc
tion of testimony tending to show threats
against Henwood by Sylvester L. Von
Phul, previous to the . shooting. Mrs.
6prtngr was Immediately summoned to
appear In court and shs will take the
stand this afternoon.
Mr.' Elliott gave his reason for with
drawing his objections, which objections
had been sustained by Judge Whiteford,
that he desired to give the defendant
every opportunity to Justify his act. !
William W. Ross, deputy ' coroner, told
today of the finding of torn photographs
of Henwood In Von Phul's pockets after
the latter had been shot. These photo
graphs," it had been, state., were given
Mrs. Springer by Henwood, secured at
the Springer apartments' by Von Phul
and torn by him.
Henwood then testified regarding a box
party at the . Orpheum .. the afternoon of
May 23, the day before the shooting, the
party Including Mrs. Springer and Von
Phul. After the show, he said. Von Phul
followed Mrs. Springer to her room and
slapped her. Mrs. Springer sent for Hen
wood. told him she had been struck by
Von Phul and begged him not to attempt
to recover from Von Phul her letters,
which Henwood had promised to do.
Mrs. Springer told Henwood that Von
riiui wa "desperate'' and that he had said
he Intended to kill Henwood. The next
day, according to Henwood, Mrs. Springer
smuggled an unsigned note to him begging
him "for God's sake not to come to the
hotel, that she had had an awful scene
with Von Phul, when he had again threat
ened to kill Henwood.
Henwood said he bought a revolver that
afternoon. "I never owned a revolver In
my life before," he declared.
Mrs. John W. Springer testified to threats
roade by Henwood against Van Phul. She
also testified that Von Phul had struck
her the evening before the shooting affray
and twice on previous occasions. She had
told Henwood of these acts. She also said
that Von Phul had taken from the apart
ments of herself and husband two photo
graphs of Henwood and had torn them up
In her presence.
Three Firemen Are
Caught by Falling
Walls in Portland
Violent Explosion in Plant of Union
Oil Company Starts Quarter million-Dollar
PORTLAND. Ore., June M Chief David
Campbell of the Portland fir department
was Instantly killed today and three other'
firemen received Injuries in a blase at the
plant of the Union Oil company on the
east side. Loss. 1100,000.
PORT ARTHUR, Tex., June M An eg
plcslon on the oil barge Gumble In the
harbor here today caused the death of one
man and the destruction by fire of prop
erty valued at about $200,000. The explo
sion was felt for severs! miles. Three
barges, a tug and three warehouses filled
with oil at the Texas company's terminus
OFFICERS OF CHUFCH
AT ZION CITY INDICTED
Governor Vollva and Assistants Are
Charged with Fronds in Re
cent Rlertlon. ' '
WAUKEOAN. III.. Juns -Governor
Wilbur Glen Vollva and 18 other officers
and members of the Christian Catholic
church were Indicted at 7,lon City today,
charged with perpetrating election frauds
at the ZIon City elections, Involving In
part control of the church founded by the
late Alexander Do wis. Two hundred wit
nesses were heard. It Is alleged that Vo
llva and his co-workers m the ' election
brought members of the church from all
parts of ths country to vote.
Dose of Aeld Proves Fatal. '
SPRINGFIELD, Neb.,' June -(Special
Telegram.) John Morgan, a single man
eJ years old. working for Anthony Blsnchl
five -miles nortb'rest of here who took
earbollc arid Sunday inomlng, Is dead.
Coroner Peters held an Inquest and the
verdict of the Judge was that he com
mltted suicide. He has no relatives here,
but has relatives In Canada.
'Emselves All Up?"
SPRECKLES CLOSES PLANT
Western Sugar Magnate Tells of Deal
with Hawaiian Company. .
BEET INDUSTRY NEEDS TARIFF
Callfornlan Says Its Removal Woald
Canee All Factories) to Shot
Down -Joseph Vi Smith
WASHINGTON. June 26.-Presldent John
D. Spreckles of the Western Sugar Refin
ing company of California told the house
sugar trust Investigating committee today
that his company In 1003 entered Into an
agreement with the California and Ha
waiian Sugar t company, closing down the
Intter's sugar factory end keeping It out
of the cans sugar market for three years.
This is one of the allegations In the gov
ernment's bill In the sugar case. Mr.
Spreckles said counsel assured hire the
transaction was entirely leeal.
The California-Hawaiian enmnanv. ha I
said, had lost about SOOO.OOO the year before.
They had heavy' raw sugar holdings In
Hawaii and wanted to close down their
Plant . .
"They asked us to lease their plant for
three years and -with "it their contracts for
Hawaiian sugar, said Spreckles. 'I agreed
to lease it with the proviso that we get all
their sugar, about 60,000 tons a year, and I
paid the company $150,000 a year for the
plant. They had been. outUng -prices and
lost money until they wanted to get out."
'Was there sn agreement that If neces
sary you could go In and use the factory T"
asked Representative Madison.
"Tee, If our factory was disabled we could
use that factory." .
Mr. Spreckles said he feared the lease
was destroyed tn the San Francisco fire. I
Mr. Spreckles agreed with the other beet
sugar witnesses that removal of sugar tar
iff would. ruin tha Uet suaer industry.
"Take part of the tariff off." he said, "and
only the larger companies would survive. :
Even they eventually would be farced to
Joseph F, Smith, president, of tha Mor
mon church and head of the Utah-Idaho
Sugar company, was not called as a wit
ness this morning, and It was stated that
he probably would not testify until tomor
row. President Smith arrived today and
went directly to Senator Smooths house to
be his guest
Asked whether he had 'any particular
reason for not wishing to come to Wash
ington, Mr. Smith replied that hla own de
sire had been to avoid a long and tiresome
Journey , while suffering from a severe
rheumatism when he felt that he could add
little or nothing to enlightenment 'of the
Mr. Smith and Bishop Nlbley, accom
panied by Senator Smoot, reached the com
mittee during the forenoon session. They
listened attentively for a time to Mr.
Spreckel's examination. Then the commit
tee excused the Mormon lead or, . subject
to call and he retired. With him wont most
of the large audience, which had expected
him to testify today.
- Douglas Compbell of New York, as coun
sel for the Western Sugar Refining com
pany, the California Sugar Refining com
pany, and ths Sprockets Beet Sugar com
pany, now defendants in a government
anti-trust proceeding In New York, pro
tested against Mr. Bpreckels answering
questions prejudicial to the case In court
Chairman Hardwick ruled that the com.
mlttee has full power to question the wit
ness, hut that his constitutional rights
would be protected.
Civil Suit Against
Government Will File Bill Tuesday
for Injunction Against Period
ical Publishers. ,
WASHINGTON. June M.-A civil anU
trust suit against the Periodical Publish
ers' association, commonly called the Mag
attne trust will be filed In the United
States court at New York some time to
morrow, according to plana of the Depart
ment of Justice.
Balloon from Paris
Falls Into North Sea
BREMEN. Germany, June 28. One of the
four balloons which ascended at Paris Sun
day fell Into the North sea, near the Island
of Julst yestsrday. A violent storm pre
vailed at the time and the aerial craft was
carried rapidly, out to sea. Two persons
The other three balloons mads landings
on ths east Frisian coast
A rescue boat was sent out as soon as
possible to the aid of the distressed bftioon,
but later returned, having recovered only
an empty ballast bag, marked "R.
' BY SOAKING KAIN
Precipitation Accompanied by Ter
rific Winds Which Perpetrate
GROWING CROrS BENEFITED
Box Cars Are Blown from Tracks and
Trees Are Snapped.
TELEPHONE WIRES ARE DOWN
Rains Reported from All Points in
Many Western States,
ENGINEERS RUN CAUTIOUSLY
Rainfalls Range from l.laht Mhowera
to- Two Inches Railroads Report
Considerable Damage to
Falling on the parched wheat and com
fields of Nebraska rain followed the hot
weather of Sundav. early Monday morn
ing. Scattering localities all through the
state were vlsltod by rain, the precipita
tion being one-half to one Inch In many
A high wind accompanteil the rain over
the state, doing great damage 1n the towns
and on farms. Jr, Omaha trees were blown
down, porch furniture sent sailing, and
wires and signs subjected to silent dam
age. An old monarch oak, that has stood
on Howard and Twenty-second streets for
years, fell with a mighty crash during
the night, arousing residents throughout
Railroad and telegraph companies re
ported lines down In the western portion
of Nebraska and In eastern Colorado and
Wyoming. South Dakota was also visited
by the wind.
Engineers of all western lines had special
orders to drive with care and keep a look-,
out for box cars on the line. Many
empties were blown off the track or blown
across the switches In tha night and were
discovered later traveling at a good rate on
the main lines.
Heavy rains fell on the Union Paclfle
lines from Julesburg to North Platte; one- I
quarter of an Inch from Gothenburg to
Lexington, one-half to three-quarters Inch
from Lexington to Grand Island; one-half
to three-quarters Inch from Kearney to
Callaway; one-half Inch from Columbus to
Norfolk. Scattering rains also fell along
the Burlington and Northwestern lines.
Many Towns Report Ralas.
Following are some of the towns re
Scotia, S Inches rain. v
Grand Island, -inch rain.
Ord, Vlnoh rain.
St. Paul, V-lnoh rain.
Oconee, H-incn rain. ,
Genoa, VHneh rain.
I junto., 4-lnch,rti1n. " ... . s ' : .
Spauldlng, S-ih''' n.
Odell, light nil
Edgar, light i
Chester, sprlnl. , .
Mlnden, one Inch lu.n.
Holdrdge, .86 inch rain.
Red Cloud, one inch rain .
' Republican, light shower.
Norton, K Inch rain.
Oxford, light rain.
Orleans, Vi Inch rain.
Wllsonvllie, light sprinkle.
McCook, light showers.
Eckley, Vi Inch rain. ' -
McDonald, llgh shower. ,
Imperial, light showers, partly cloudy.
Eustls, one Inch rain.
Curtis, good shower.
Sterling, light showers.
Bridgeport, light showers.
Scott's Bluff, light showers,
Lincoln, light showers.
Aurora, Vi Inch rain.
Ravenna, H Inch rain.
Central City, 1-J0 Inch rain. .
Palmer, K inch rain,
Greeley Center, one inch rain.
Ericson, H Inch rain. -Loup
City, Inch rain.
Sargent, H inch rain.
Crete, light showers.
Harvard, light showers.
HasUngs, Inch rain. '
Btromsburg, light rain.
Clay Center, light rain.
OVER TWO INCHES IN ' NORFOLK
Heavy Downpoar Extends from.
Crela-htoa to Clearwater.
NORFOLK. Neb., June 26 -Raln amount.
Ing to 2.4 Inches, fell In Norfolk and vi
cinity last night, extending west to Clear
water and north to Crelghton. North from
Crelghton Into Tripp county. South Dakota,
a lighter rain fell as It did west of Clear
water. The rain was accompanied by tre
mendous wind at Norfolk as well as light
ning. The old pickle factory was blown
down, all but five stalls of ths race track
stables were demolished, and two race
horses injured. A few other buildings were
unroofed and big trees broken down, and
five miles east of hers an Omaha road
freight train bound for Sioux City, ran
Into a washout of 2,000 feet overturning
the engine and two cars. Engineer Ed
Lynch of Bloux City sustained a broken
leg. Crops were greatly benefited by the
BROKEN BOW. Neb., June $. (Special.)
Splendid local showers In various parts
of Custer county, more especially In Ihe
west and northwest parts, have Im proved
the outlook wonderfully here within the
past few days. A light shower fell In
Broken Bow last night, with prospect
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