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OMAIIA, HI! DAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 11U1-TEN PACKS.
SIXOLK COPY TWO CUNTS.
WOLCOTT 1IELD ON
Former Prudential Ag-ent Brought
lack from Norfolk. Va., Follow
f ing Arrest by Detectites.
SAID TO HAVE GOT ABOUT $3,000
Refuse! to Make Statement on Adrice
SHORTAGE REPORTED TO FIRM
Accused Man Asserted Bonded for
Part of Loss.
PRISONER BOSD IS HXED
llroagnt Bark from Virginia Bad at
Kad at l.on Trip Medical Tr-t-MfKt
la Kennd ?(Mirf at
the Police Statlaa.
Orvllle C. Wolcott. accuaed of securing
shout S3.0n0 by forgery and embeislement
while general agent for the Prudential In
surance company, u brought back Thure
day morning at 7 o'clock from Norfolk. Va.,
where he was apprehended by Plnkerton
Woiott. who la being defended by Stan:ey
Riaewater, waived preliminary hearing
when brought before Police Judge Craw
ford. Ilia bonds were fixed at S1.000 on
each of the two charges of embeislement
and forgery. He waa measured and photo
graphed In the Bertlllon department at
When seen at the station by reporters
Thursday morning tha former general agent
lefuaed to talk, having been ad v teed by
counsel to maintain reticence. He Is about
M years of age and hla long and apeedy
trip from Virginia has taxed him to such
an extent that he waa given medical treat
ment at police headquarters upon hla ar
The exact amount of money said to hare
. ,een appropriated by Wolcott Is not known.
Kmbeizlement from the Prudential com-
i.nny amounts to 1.M. according to Her
v man Q. Boesche. who Is appearing for tha
County Attorney Knglish swore out a
warrant charging tbe prisoner with utter
ing forged instruments. He sets forth in
the complaint that a promissory note, sup
posed to have been Issued by William O.
Anderson of North Hend. Neb., for S14.
waa cashed at the Omaha National bank,
nd which later proved to be a fraud. It
lb said that forged promissory notes to the
amount of almost $1,390 were cashed by
Wolcott In the Omaha National and the
Merchants National banks in this city, and
It la not known at preaent whether other
banks in the city were victimised or not.
Charged wit Eathesslrnaent.
Eugene' E. Besstre. clerk of the Prudential
Insurance company, swore out another
warrant charging Wolcott with embeixle
raent. He aald Wolcott had received
money to the amount of 111 3 on June !,
which ho had appropriated for his own
use, and cited similar peculations which
amount to tl.RM. .-
Edward Fletcher. Inspector of tbe Pru
dential company, who haa been In Omaha
for the last few weeks examining the
books which were handled by Wolcott, re
turned Wednesday night to Newark, N. J.,
to report the shortage, which he also stated
to be 11.800. He aald the former general
agent bad been bonded for only 11.000, Re
will return to the city Immediately after
making hia report to appear against Wol
cott when the latter la tried in the district
A boat three months ago Wolcott left he
employ of the Prudential Insurance com
pany to go Into business with another com
pany. He left the city, apparently for a
few days' vacation, aaytng ho would be
back at tha end of the week. After being
gone about three weeks, the forged promis
sory notea came due, and It waa then that
the Prudential company made an Investi
gation, to find that Wolcott waa short
some H.0S. The Plnkerton detectives were
put on the case and the defaulting general
agent was captured at Norfolk. Va.
PRESIDENT FVR PORTUGAL
. Maarel do Arrlaara la Elected PI rat
EieeatlT of the Re.
LISBON, Aug. 54. Mancel Do Arriaga, a
lawyer and procurator general In the pro
vlslona government, waa today elected the
first president of the republlo of Portugal
Arrtaga waa chosen by the constituent
assembly, which waa elected by the people
last May. He received 121 votes and waa
the favorite candidate from the start
Kor Nebraska I'ratettled weather.
Kor lowa Unsettled weather.
Temaeratar at On. aha Yesterday.
iMiusantut Laeal Record.
1911. 1110. 10. U0S.
Highest yeeterdsy 7 M K 71
Ixiwest vemerilay 62 3 kg M
Man temperature 7 Kt fit
precipitation 10 .0w .U T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from ihe normal:
Normal temperature 71
Deficiency for the day 1 7
Total excess since March 1 70S
Normal precipitation IS Inch
IWiciency fur the day IS Inch
Tula! rainfall s,u March 1 I Inches
Ieficlency since March 1 It 0 inches
Deficiency fur cor. period, 1910. .14. g Inches
Deficiency fur cor. period, J. U inches
Keperts (rasa atatlaaa at T P. at.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fail.
Cheyenne, cloudy 61 1 .10
Davenport, clear 7t 71 .00
Ienver, part cloudy (1 M '.00
Lea Moines, cloudy 74 7 .0
lodce City, ciwudy f a
lender, cleiur .
North Platte, clear (4 t T
Omaha, part cloudy 74 Tt .0
I'uei.lo. rain 3 71) .01
Kapid City, clear 64 M .
- .'t ' ake City, clear 74 7 .00
r e, cloudy a 7 .
-hrridan. clear . M 70 M
Moux City, cloudy 70 74 .00
Valentine, clear il 03 .10
1' indicates trace of precipitation.
i A. WiXill. Local f areoaster.
II u wt I It n
I I I himim 7 6 a. m
1 . a. m
7 1 M0 a. ra
,rZlL 11 a. m
( 4JjS Urn...
fi-V P- m
I I p. m
JaSFI" p. m
7 p. m
S p. m
Hering Wins Fight
to Head Eagles by
Insurgents Withdraw Candidate!
Upon Receiving Promises that
Reforms Will Be Made.
SAN rRANClPCO, Aug. 24-Kagles to
the estimated number cf 6.000 marched Pan
is-anpiam'. .irMti indtr In the his parade
of the Grand aerie of the Fraternal Order
of Eagles. The majority of the marchers
were garbed In fantastic costumes and
there were many decorated automobiles.
The election of officers of the Grand
aerie did not cause much Interest except in
the case of two or three contested offices
of minor Importance. The withdrawal yes
terday of J. J. Cusack. the Insurgent can
didate for grand president, eliminated the
t.rlnclnal interest In the election. The in
surgents say that In forcing certain changes
In the manner of conducting the airairs oi
Grand aerie they accomplished their de
John 8. Parry of Ban Francisco is op
noajul for tha rrand secretaryship by John
F. Maloney of Watertown. N. T. The re
sult of the election will be anncmnoed to
Tha kaniuat ta the rrand officers and to
the delegates to the Grand aerie will be
held tonight. The Grand aerie will adjourn
Concessions which led Cusack to declare
himaair aatiaflaH Include the resulatlon and
supervision of expenditures of grand offi
cers, lack of which has lea to tne circula
tion of unpleasant charges; the adoption
of a regular annual budget and the assess
ment of a per capita tax to meet It. and
a rule preventing any grand officer seek
It waa agreed between the factions that
a roster of ail delegates, showing the
number of votes to which each is entitled,
shall be kept
The report of the grand treasurer, Kiniay
McRea, submitted yesterday, shows a cash
balance on hand of 1.323. an increase ot
nearly 11.000 over last , xar. There are
time deposits amounting to Stt.OnO, and In
tha year 110,000 was transferred to the
general fund. Total disbursements for the
maintenance of tha Grand aerie were
The delegates showed great enthusiasm
In adopting a resolution declaring that
Japanese competition on the Pacific coast
haa reached "an alarming stage, seriously
Jeopardising the livelihood of American em
ployers and workers."
The list of nominations in addition to
Hering and Brennan, as completed last
Grand worthy chaplain. William L. Gray
eon, Savannah. Oa.; grand secretary. John
Bparry. Ban Francisco, and John F. Ma
lonev, Watertown. N. T. ; grand treasurer,
Flnlay McRae Helena. Mont.: grand con
ductor, Fred Lynch, New Westminster.
B. C, and C. H. Danner, Fort Scott, Kan.;
grand Inside guard, John Murray, Wor
ceater. Mass.: board of trustees (four to be
elected), Conrad H. Mann. Milwaukee: Leo
Meyer. Oklahoma City: Joseph H. Dowllng,
Dayton, O.; E. D. Banders, Spokane; Frank
Leroy. Victoria. B. C. and James P.
Handlan, 8t Paul.
Labor Troubles in
- Liverpool Ended
Street Railroad Reinstates Strikers
and Dock Workers and Others
Will Return to Work.
LONDON, Aug. 24. The municipal street
railway committee at Liverpool today de
cided to reinstate the strikers, thus ending
the labor troubles in that city. The com
mittee yielded to the demands of the strike
committee that no discrimination be shown
against the strikers returning to work.
Sixty-eight thousand men are on strike at
Liverpool, awaiting today'a decision on the
part of the street railway company, and
will now return to work.
There haa been considerable tension In
Liverpool throughout the day and aevefal
attempts were made by rowdlea to Inter
fere with the street car service. The dis
turbers were easily routed by the police.
Many transatlantic liners will be released
at the end of this week aa the shipping
employee return to work. The Adriatic
and Lualtania wlU get away for New York
Late Congressman Founds Four
Scholarships and Leares Money
CAMDEN. N. J.. Aug. Il.-The will of
Henry C Loudenslager, congressman from
the First New Jersey district, who died
recently, was made public today and dis
poses of aa estate valued at 130,000. A
bequest of M0. 000 la set aside to found two
free scholarships at Tale university. A
like amount la given to create two tree
scholarships In some recognised colleges or
universities. Two hospitals In Camden are
given, between them, 130,000. The remain
der of the estate la given to relatives.
Pioneer Who Refused
to Join Army is Dead
ATCHISON. Kan., Aug. J4.-Wllltam P.
Plmmona. a pioneer of Doniphan, who in
civil war, days was Imprisoned because he
refused to join the federal army, died here
yesterday, aged U. Mr. Simmona served
times waa driven out of Kansas because
of his avowed southern sympathies. Ones
a rope waa cut to hang; him. He escaped,
fled to BL Joseph, Mo., and there was
committed to prison for refusal to join
the union army. Later he served two years
In the confederate army, returning to Kan
sas after the war penniless and friendless.
Hs owned 1.SO0 acres of land at the time
of hla deal.
WILL EXHUME GUUCK'S BODY
Fi-lead of Late Pit tebarsh Theat
rical Maaaarer Waat Know
Caaa of Death.
PITTSBURGH. Aug. M.-Prlewds of R. M.
GuUck. owner of the Lyceum theater hero,
bava takea atepa to have his body exhumed
In order that they may know the cause of
hla death. Oullck. who waa one of tbe
most prominent theatrical managers In the
country, died here In 110 and was burled
in Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn, N.' T.
It was given out that death was caused
by Biighfs disease. It haa been discovered
that Oullck left a will in which he gave
hla aon, James Gullck, 1100 and the re
mainder ot hla S,iM estate to hla housekeeper.
Heads of Five International Unions to
Meet Monday to Consider Harri
man Shop Situation.
STATEMENT OF PRESIDENT RYAN
Railroads Asked to Deal with Bit;
Organizations as Unit.
KRUnSCKOTTT DENIES REPORT
Harriman Official Says He Has Not
Refused to Meet Employes.
RECEIVES CALL FROM RUNE
Prealdeat of niaekssaltBs Isles Is
Trying to Arrange for Conference
with Krattsehaltt la lear
to Demands of Meat.
KANSAS Crrr, Aug. 34.-A conference
Between the International presidents ot
five great labor organizations to consider
the question of a railroad strike which
may Involve railroad employes throughout
the Harriman system. Is to be held In
this city next Monday, according to M.
F. Ryan, International preeldent of the
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, whose
office Is here.
"It looks like a big strike, unless the
management of the Harriman system con
sents to confer with union leaders," said
Mr. Ryan. Several months ago. five big
labor organisations decided to cease deal
ing with railroads separately and banded
together. They asked the railroads to
treat with them as a unit. Many roads
consented, but the Harriman lines re
fused." Mew Are Still at Work.
SAN FBJLNCISCO. Aug. 24.-Rumors In
circulation In the east to the effect that
shopmen of the Southern Pacifio railroad
had decided to strike on protest, against
the oompany'a reduction of Its clerical
force and other reasons are without foun
dation so far aa the Pacifio system of the
company goes. The men are today at
work at all shops, and It Is said their in
tention apparently Is to remain at work,
at least until the committee sent to confer
with the company officials in Chicago, or
If necessary. In New York, makes Its re
port. A message from President Franklin of
the Boilermakers' International union to
El L. Reguin, president of the federation,
received today, stated that the committee
had been refused a hearing In Chicago by
Vice President Kruttschnitt of the Harri
man system. If no recognition could be
obtained Reguin said a strike vote would
To declare a strike a vote on the ques
tion Is necessary. A two-thirds majority
of each union la needed before a walkout
can be called.
President Reguin says that the men were
firm In their demand for an eight-hour
day. The other, demands', are ebo table.
The recognition of the federation appar
ently Is the main point Insisted on.
So far conditions are quiet In the Harri
tatenaewt by Krattsehaltt.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24. Vice President Ju
lius Krutschnltt of the Harrman system
stated unreservedly this afternoon that
there had been no refusal on hla part to
give a hearing to any committee of em
ployes. He said that his office was open
to anyone who called and that today he
had received a visit from J. W. Kline,
president of the Railroad Blacksmiths'
union. Questioned as to whether there
would be any further conference, and espe
cially as to whether he would receive a
committee, he replied that his office was
open and that he had never declined to re
ceive such visitors.
Try-laa- Arravaare Conference.
J. W. Kline, International president of
the railroad blacksmiths, declared that he
would endeavor to arrange a conference
with Julius Kruttschnitt. vice president and
genera manager of the maintenance of
waya and equipment of the Union Pacific
and Southern Pacifio rallwaya, In a few
days In, the hope of averting a strike of
shopmen on the Harriman lines.
"While the situation Is grave, I have
strong hopes of reaching some aort of a
peace agreement with the railroad officials
so that a strike may be averted." said
President Kline today.
The heads of the other unions are work
ing Just as hard for peace in other cities.
This is not a demand for an Increase of
waea. It Is a matter of protection for
union labor. Our federated organisation
must be given recognition or the men will
"aweali Men Vote far Strike.
PAD DC AH, Ky.. Aug. ItPresident Mc
Creary and Secretary Bowen of the Fed
eration of Illinois Central Employes proba
bly will go to Chicago to la before the
oftVlala of the Illinois Central railroad the
demands of the federation.
Over three-foDi-ths of the members of the
federation havo voted In favor of a strike
provided the railway officlala decline ta
deal with them.
Mrs. Thomas A. Edison
Not Lost Nor Missing
Inventor and Wife Are Making- Auto
mobile Tour in Europe Report
Due to Mistake in Identity.
ORANGE, N. J., Aug. 14. Mrs. Thomas
A. Edison, wife of the Inventor, Is not
"lost" somewhere on the Pacific, aa indi
cated In dispatches received here from the
weet last night On the contrary, ahe ia
at the preaent time with her husband In
Europe. This statement was' made today
by a representative cf Mr. Edison, who
aid tha Edlsona are now on an automobile
tour. The statements concerning Mrs. Edi
son's w hereabouts are ascribed to mistaken
PRIZE FOR PECK OF WHEAT
ST. PAUL. Minn., Aug. St. A ftteen
hundred dollar silver trophy Is tha prise
for the best peck ot wheat exhibited at
the Minnesota State fair next month. The
winner will be allowed to keep the prize
trophy In his posaeaaalon until the next
state fair, and If a farmer wins It three
times within five successive years, his
name will be engraved on It and it becomes
bis personal property.
r rom me Minneapolis Journal.
BEATTIE ON TRIAL FOR LIFE
Uncle of Murdered Young- Woman is
the First Witness.
STORY OF BLOOD-STAINED BODY
Defendaat He-turned to Hla Haaae
with Corpse aa Hoar After He
Had Left it Aatosnoblle Is
Broaarht Into Court Yard.
CHESTERFIELD, Court House. Aug.
34. The bloodstained automobile in which
Louise Owen Beattie met her death waa
driven into the yard of Chesterfield court
house early today Jim before the trial of
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., Indicted for wife
murder, was resumed. The prisoner waa
on the lawn when the machine arrived and
he calmly inspected It. Hia father raised
the cushion of the front Beat, revealing a
mass of coagulated blood on the woodwork.
The court convened at 10:80 o'clock and
the prisoner took his st promptly. Today
was the. first anniversary of hia marriage
to the woman he is accused of killing.
More than sixty, witnesses subpoenaed by
the commonwealth were called from the
lawn, aworn in and Instructed to remain
onrntdo near the court house, but not near
enough to hear testimony through the open
windows. With a few exceptions both
aides agTeed to exclude all witnesses from
the room while not testifying.
Mrs. Beetle's Vnrle Kirs WHneee.
Thomas Owen, uncle of. Mrs. Beattie, to
whose home thhe prisoner brought tne
body after the tragedy, took the witness
While the prisoner gazed at him. Mr.
Owen told how Beattie drove up to the
houae on the night of the murder, took his
young wife Into the car and returned an
hour later with the dead body beside him.
He said Beattie cried "My God! My ,fkd!"
as he drove up, and that Beattie shouted
"They have killed Louise." Briefly and
simply Mr. Owen told how the body was
lifted from the car, but said he did not ex
amine the body at the time. When it was
prepared for burial, however, he saw the
wound In the left cheek, which he de
scribed aa being as "big as a half dollar."
Aa the witness said tbla, Beattie mumbled
"half dollar" loud enough for those near
to him to hear.
Beattle's blood soaked clothes were un
rolled before the Jury and the witness Iden
tified them. The single barreled shotgun
with which the commonwealth says tbe
shot was fired waa then exhibited
Mr. Owen identified the gun aa the one
shown at the coroner's Inquest, at which
time Paul Beattie swore thst he had pur
chased It for hla cousin. Then the wit
ness described tha scene of the crime on
the night of the murder. Beattie watched
hla uncle-ln-law like a hawk as the testi
mony proceeded, and now and then shook
his head as if In contradiction.
Defendaat Seemed Orievrd.
"Did you observe the conduct of the ac
cused at the bouse after the murder?"
Owen was asked.
"He seemed to bo grieved and I tried to
keep him out of the room where the body
was." aald the witness.
"He asked me for some whisky and I
sent out for some, and several times he
inquired if his wife waa dead. He also
, requested several times that I 'phone to
"To what extent did Beattie use the
whisky T" asked counsel for the common
wealth. "I am pretty certain I saw htm take a
drink," said Owen, "and later I found a
half pint bottle empty."
He could not swear, however, that tha
prisoner had drank It all. The witness de
scribed the "bearded highwayman" pic
tured to him by Beattie as his wife's mur
derer, repeated Beattie's story of the alleged
encounter and told of a scratch on Beat
tie's face which the prlsuner had aaid the
man in the road Inflicted;
"Did the accused render you any aid In
an attempt to identify the assassin?" Owen
"Hla description of the man was the only
aid." replied the witness.
When the commonwealth counsel an
nounced that it was through with the
; wltnesa Attorney H. M. Smith, Jr., for tha
defense began the cross-examination. Under
the ordeal the witness became a bit con
fuaed aa to several incidents on the night
of the murder.
Mr. Owes C'rass-Eaaaalaed.
"Who first suggested bloodhounds to
trace the assassin?" asked Mr. Smith.
"I think I did." said Owen.
"Do you not recall Henry having said:
'Get the hounds and spare no expense? "
"I remember nothing of the kind."
Taking the witness In hsnd again ths
commonwealth attempted to show that
Beattie refrained from Inviting any mem
bers of tbe Owen family to ride In the
automobile the night of I the murder in
ordet that he might bo alone with bis wife.
But the court ruled out questions along
(Continued on Page Two.)
The Dog of War
Will Be Chosen as the
Supporters of General McElroy Prob
ably Will Withdraw Their Candi
date for Head of G. A. R.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. Aug. 14 Before the
first business session of the forty-fifth an
nual National Grand Army encampment
convened this morning it waa predicted
that Judge Harvey M. Trimble of Prince
ton, 111., would be elected commander-in-chief.
In fact there was a report that the
supporters of General John McElroy, editor
of the National Tribune, had given up the
fight and that their candidate might with
draw. It was said that President Taft's state
ment In his address at la.t night's camp
fire to the effect that he waa glad the
Grand Army waa a nonpartisan body and
no suggestion of outside Influence was per
mitted to have weight in the selection of
Its leaders was regarded as a declaration
that he was not In any way Interested in
the candidacy of John McElroy.
The election of Past State Commander
jVlrhoU Day as senior vice commander
was conceded and the selection of Los
Angeles as the next meeting place for the
encampment seemed assured.
Today's program Included the annual ad
dress of Commander-in-Chief Oilman and
the presentation of annual reports.
In hia annual address Commander-in-Chief
Gllman spoke hopefully of securing
an increased pension bill at the coming ses
aion of congress. F.eferring to the "vanish
ing army." he aald that while there were
10.493 deaths among the veterans durlnir
I last year the Grand Army of the Republic
wouia exist as an organlxatlon for twenty
five years more, fpon the auxiliary bodies
of the Grand Army of the Republic Com
mander Gllman laid the responsibility of
perpetuating memorial day when the or
ganlxatlon had ceased to exist and urged
that flag day and mothers- day be gener
General Alvah C. Edmunds of Portland.
Ore., a deleiratae, stricken with gastritis
during yesterday's parade, died today.
Executive Reaches Beverly and After
Greeting- Family Goes to Myopia
for Game of Golf.
BEVERLT, Maaa. Aug. 24-Presldent
Taft, a three-week vacation before him,
reached Beverly at 10:40 a. m. today. The
president motored out from Boston. He
had donned hla golfing clothes before he
left his private car, and after he had
greeted Mrs. Taft and the children he was
driven over to the Myopia club for a
game of golf with Major Butt. The ex
ecutive offlcea were opened today In the
Board of Trade building here, but Secre
tary Hellea does not expect them to be
very busy for at least two weeks. Tot
that period the president hopes to loaf
as much as he possibly can.
Patient Has Splendid Night and Indi
cations Are that Crisis Will
Soon Be Passed.
ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Congressman Latta had a
splendid night and Is resting comfortably
today. He suffered little pain this morn
ing, -Sallowing the dressing of his wounds,
and he appeared bright and conversed for
some time. If he continues to Improve the
next twelve hours as he has since Ihe
operation, the worst atage of the ordeal
will be paased. All algns are very hopeful.
BROTHER SHOOTS BROTHER
Merit YaaasT Woaads Rose Yoaaa: at
Beresfard, S. D., aad Kills
BEREBFORD, 8. D., Aug. 24. following
a misunderstanding between Ross Toung
and his brother, Merit, the latter having
borrowed some money of the former, Merit
went to bis brother's home on the farm
some four miles east ot Berestord, this
morning, and. calling him down from a
tree from which he waa picking apples,
shot him In the stomach with a revolver.
Thinking that he had mortally wounded
him. Merit ahot himself In the temple,
The wounded man lies In a critical con
dition, but the doctors entertain some hope
that be will recover.
ATWOOD LANDS AT NYACK
Cannot Finish Trip Because of Acci
dent to Motor.
ALL DISTANCE RECORDS BROKEN
Thoaaaads of Perwoas See Flight
Dons the II ad son River Passes
Vnder l.ofty Brldare at
NTACK. N. T., Aug H.-Hnrry N. At
wood, the American aviator, suffered a
slight accident to his aeroplane shortly be
fore 12 o'clock this morning when he was
within twenty-five miles of the finish of
his record breaking flight from St. Louis
to New York City. He landed here to
make repairs and said It was doubtful If
he could continue to New York until tomor
row. The metal In the connecting rod of the
aeroplane burned out while he was round
ing Hook mountain. Just north of here.
"I felt myself sinking." said Atwood.
"and looked around for a place to land. I
uw a convenient meadow, which I have
since found out waa on the estate of Mr.
"Tha accident has disarranged my plans
and I do not think I will be able to leave
here for New York until tomorrow."
It was stated that Atwood after an ex
amination of his machine had left for New
York to obtain material for repairing his
machine. He plans to resume his flight to
New York tomorrow morning.
Atwood's mechanician said today that At
wood had decided to extend his flight to
NEW YORK, Aug. 24. Conditions were
hardly propitious today for the final flight
of Aviator Atwood from Garrison, N. Y.
The sky was overcast with threatening
clouds and a puffy wind came from the
north. Occasionally there was a fall of
rain. Atwood's local manager said his
landing here might be opposed until favor
able conditions obtained.
First Landing at Ciarrlaon.
GARRISON. N. Y., Aug. 24.-Harry N.
Atwood, the American aviator, made an nu
expected landing on a farm two miles back
of here this morning while making the last
lap of bis long aeroplane flight from St.
Louis to New York. Atwood circled several
times over West Point and was preparing
to land when he developed unexpected en
gine trouble. He then crossed the river and
Atwood left Castleton, N. Y., at 7:3
o'clock this morning and when he passed
Rhtnecllff an hour and forty minutes later
he had exceeded the previous record for
long distance flight of 1.164 miles by ex
actly thirteen miles. Atwood made the
flight from Castleton to Garrison, a dis
tance of eighty-six miles, in two hours and
nine minutes. His average speed this morn
ing waa forty-one miles an hour.
The Boston aviator executed a thrilling
feat In sight of hundreds this morning
when he paased the city of PoughkeepHle.
Flying down the Hudson about 300 feet
above the river's surface Atwood ap
proached the lofty Poughkeepale bridge.
Slackening speed he glided downward In a
graceful aro and swept under the Cente
lever span nearest the city shore, which
was lined with cheering hundreds. Atwood
then rose again and flew off down the
Atwood left the field east of here at
11:05 o'clock beaded off to the outh. At
wood paaaed over Manltou, five mllea south
of here, at 11.08 a. m. His course Indi
cated that he did not propose to land at
West Point At wood was flying at great
Cadets Mach Disappointed.
WEST POINT, N. T., Aug. Z4.-The
cadets and residents of the academy had
a good chance to see Atwood when he flew
and circled over the academy this morning.
Atwood notified the academy that he would
arrive there between 7:30 and 8:30. Long
before that hour tbe point at the battle
monument was crowded with eager watch
ers. At 9 X the aviator waa spied round
ing Storm King mountain, flying very low.
He circled across the cadet encampment,
making a large circle back over Constitu
tion Island and over the Dick mansion at
General Barry had mads all arrange
ments for the landing of the blrdman and
had soldiers stationed In parade grounds
with signal flags and sentries to keep the
crowd back. Atwood greatly disappointed
the cadets and officers by selecting a
place across tha river in a field near Cold
Springs, where he came down at 45.
NO TRACE OF ST0LEN PICTURE
Tksreisk Search of the Laavra for
the Mlaalae; Portrait Still
PARIS. Aug. 24. No trace was discovered
today of "Mom Lisa" and there was noth
ing but conjectures In explanation of the
disappearance of the painting from the
Louvre. A thorough search of the building
Cag;e Containing- Five Men Trapped in
Nevada Shaft by Fire Taken
ONE DEAD ON REACHING TOP
Five Others Decide to Rmain ia
SIX DEAD IN ALL. OTHERS DYING
Work of Rescue Started at Once from
FIND BODIES AT VARIOUS LEVELS
Accident la the .lrloax-Caelldted
that Casta Heavily la l ite aad
Properly xeroad of Ihe
ELY, New. Aug. 24 Of ten men who
were working st the 1. 400-foot level of the
new five-compartment shaft of the Glrloux
Consolidated mines when It caught fire
last night, six are dead and four lie at the
point of death after passing through the
flames to reach the aurface.
DANIEL DREA, secretary of the local
T. .1. Gil. MORE, shaft boss.
The men on the 1.40(1 foot level heard a
nolso which they thought was caused by an
explosion. They looked upward and saw
the shaft in flames.
They at once boarded the cage and started
for the surface, but encountered the flames
at the 1.200 foot level and stopped.
Wllhelmy and four other men left the
cage and started to walk through ths L2W
foot level to the old Alpha shaft "00 feet
away, through which they hoped to climb
out of the mine. The five men remaining In
the cage gave the signal to hoist and were
pulled through the biasing ahaft. One was
dead when the top was reached and the
other four were taken to a hospital.
The work of rescuing the five men re
maining in the mine waa then attempted
through the Alpha shsft. At the 400 foot
level Wllhelmy was found dead; Gilmore's
body was recovered st the 000 foot level,
face downward at the bulkhead; Odolovlch
lay dead. Walnh and McNulty were not
found and still are In the burning mine.
This Is the same mine in which three and
a halt years ago two men were killed and
four others entombed for forty-alx day
on the 1,000 foot level of the Alpha shaft.
The new shaft la one of the largest and.
deepest In the district and cost over 1260.000,
Every effort Is being made to extinguish
the flames which are still burning.
Lucius P. Brown is Chosen Head of
National Pure Food Asso
ciation Dt.'LUTH, Aug. 24. Lucius P. Brown of
Tennessee, a supporter of Dr. H. W. Wiley,
was elected president of the Pure Food
association this afternoon.
A long telegram expressing confidence In
Dr. H. W. Wiley and promising support ot
his official acts, which was to have been
sent to Washington last night, waa held up
for further signatures and will be sent to
President Taft this morning by the Wiley
delegates to the fifteenth annual convention
of the Association of State and National
Food and Dairy Departments, now being
Both sides of the convention have pre
pared a list of candidates for election day.
The Wilson men. It Is believed, have a
large majority lined up for their ticket,
while the Wiley men say that by virtue of
an agreement made at the New Orleans
convention, Luclua P. Brown of Tennessee,
the Wiley slate leader at this convention,
is assured of practically unanimous vote.
Dr. W. P. Cutler of Mlsaourl Is the Wilson
man for president
A report of the committee revising tha
constitution will be submitted to the con
vention today. The chief changes made
by the committee in the draft which they
have prepared Included the disfranchising
of the assistants, chemists and others lower
down In the employ of the various state
departments and the limiting of the right
to vote to the executives from all various
state departments and the department ot
agriculture. The subordinates and the as
sistants are left ex-offlcio members of tha
national association, but are deprived ot
their right to vote or to hold office.
HARVESTS WHEAT AT NIGHT
Hlsseaots Farmer Bays Horses Are
Steadies Work Better Thaa
ARGYL, Minn., Aug. 24. Eugene Labine,
a Marshall county farmer. Is harvesting
JOt acres of wheat with one machine, work
ing day and night. The binder Is run with
eight horses, four to a shift, and a head
light Is used at night. The night shift of
horses stand the work much better than,
those used in the heat of the day and La
bine predicts night binding will become tha
vogue In the northwest.
Round trip tickets
to Lake Manavva
Boxes of O'Brien's Candy.
Base Ball Tickets.
Quart Bricks of Dalzell'a
All are slven away frea to those
who tin 0. inelr names In tha want
Rad tha want ads avary day,
your nam will appear sometime,
maybe mora than one.
No putzlas to aolva nor ub
acriptlons to (at Just read tha
Turn to the want ad pates
there you will find nearly every
business house la tha city represented.
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