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OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNIXG, SEPTEMBER 9, 1911 -SIXTEEN PAGES.
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Judge Wataon Imposes Death Sen
tence Upon Wife Murderer tad
Grant Stay of Execution.
NO DIVISION IN THE JURY
All Fairly Shout Guilty When Court
Into Chair and Coven
with His Hands.
DEATH DATE FIXED NOVEMBER 24
Star of Bxecntlon Will Apply Beyond
ThU It Prisoner Iw1i
to nia Friends He Has Wot
CHESTERFIELD COVRT HOUSE. Vs..
Kept. 8 Horry Clay Beattle. Jr.. tonight
at 6 36 o'clock u found guilty of murder
In the first degree. The Jury had been out
but fifty-eight minutes when It came Into
court with a verdict of guilty.
No degree of guilt was specified, how
ever, and Judge Watson directed that the
Jury retire again to consider thia matter.
It aeemed but a minute or two that the
, Jury was gone. When they re-entered the
foreman announced that the Jury held
Beattle to b egullty of fire degree murder
In putting hie wife to death on the night
of July 18 lawt. The penalty la electrocu-
. .- Uon.
The prisoner atood rigidly In the bar
I a? he heard the verdict, hla face flushed
( and his cheeks twitching nervously. When
be heard the conviction he sank into his
chair and burled his head in hla hands. .
For several minutes -he did not speak
and his father beside him also covered his
face with bla hands. The foreman'a an
nouncement ran a; out In .the quiet court
room, the eleven Jurymen simultaneously
fairly shouting guilty."
Una Kotblnw; tt Say.
N Judce Watson sentenced Beattle to be
f electrocuted at Richmond on November 24.
he had anything to say why
he should not be sentenced, the prisoner
"I have nothing to Bay."
To friends Beattle, said:
"I have not lost yet."
The counsel for the defense moved to aet
aside the verdict on the ground of being
contrary to law and evidence and of mis
direction by the court and because of vari
1 ous rullngi
ji? Judge W
ous rulings on the evidence excepted to by
se. The court overruiea tne m
atson stated that the trial con-
AJT sistedslmost entirely of questions of fact
anu mtt-i nu questions u ww emcicu. .
The defense asked for ninety days to file
a petition for a wrttof error to the su
preme court of appeal of Virginia. Attor
ney Wendenburg for the state asked that
the detente be restricted to within a few
a oyi ox lite meeting 01 mi pupreinv i-uun
fl In November.
fact that there had been little delay In the
-actual tr.al of the case, the request of
counsel for the accused waa reasonable
and granted a stay of execution for ninety
days. ' v ' .
ASTOR MAY MAKE ANOTHER
ATTEMPT TO WED MISS FORCE
m Yacht Betas; toned rn.ua tie
Indications Aboard Point to
a Loan- Cruise.
N'EW TORK, Sept . Preparations
aboard Colonel John JacoTr- Astor's steam
yacht Noma today Indicated that the
owner was getting ready for another week
end cruise, but whether at the goal of
the cruise was a clergyman and a . wedding
was a question neither Colonel A tor nor
any of his fiancee's family would anawer.
Even the destination of the Noma waa a
Orders to get the yacht ready for a run
up the Hudson to the Astor place at Rhine
beck were, it was reported, cancelled today.
The Noma's bunkers have been choked
with coal aa if for a long run.
Second only to the bustle on the Noma
waa the stir at Miss Force's residence,
where rush , orders are being delivered by
dressmakers and milliners.
ttleanrra to Boycott Fair.
ANN ARBOR. Mich., Sept. (.The Braun
Arbor of the Oleaners in Northfleld town
ship today adopted a resolution to boycott
the state fair at Ietroit, September IS,
because President Taft la to be present on
that date. The resolution declares "the
president has shown himself in favor of
ruining home markets and agriculturists
by forcing reciprocity on the country."
For Nebraska Unsettled, warmer.
For lows Unsettled.
Trnseratsra at Oaaaaa Yeeterday.
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1811. WW. 1908. 190$.
Higheot yesterday So "S 71 M
Lowpsc yesterday 61 W Bl t5
Mean temperature M M t6 76
Jfretitpttaliun 01 -40 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Deficiency for the day 10
Total since March 1 701
Norma precipitation 11 Inch
Deflclttncy for the day 11 inch
Total rainfall alnce March 1 . 11 Inches
flclency since March 1 IS W Inches
ficleaoy for cor. Derlod. 1910. .ll.M inchea
Deficiency for cor. period. 1Mb., l.bt Inches
Itrpurta from stations at T P. II.
Station and State Temp.
of We tiier. T p. in. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clxar 71 74 .!?
Devar.ptirt, cloudy T
Denver, clear Si ft .00
Des Moines, clear 66 .00
Dodce, City, part cloudy.. 7 7s .up
Lender, clear 7 74 .00
Omaha, cloudy -i .01
Hieblo, oiear l 71 .00
Rapid City, oloudy vt 10 .0ft
Salt Lake City, clear M M .
fcante Fe, cloudy 70 7g .SO
Plieridan, cloudy 7 .no
P loua City, cloudy M is .ixi
Valentine, pert cloudy.... 4 fci ,J
T indicates trace of precipitation.
( L A. YtfeLSH. Local Forecaster.
Free Methodists of
In Conference Church .Men Deplore
Hi; Accepting Chairmanship of
ROCK ISLAND. III., Pept -The Illinois
conference of the Free Methodist Church
of North America today adopted a revolu
tion censuring Secretary of Agriculture
James Wilson for hla acceptance of the
honorary chatrrnansliip of the National
Brewers' convention In Chicago next
"tuch position." the resolution reads,
"wss apparently tendered Hon. James Wil
son becuuve of his official standing and
political influence and Its effect on the
brewing Interests and.
" h erf as, tSuch action by a leading of
ficer of tli- government is a burning Insult
to the temperate and c,her minded citizens
of this country; therefore, be It -
"Kesolvtd, That we. the members of the
Illinois conference of the Free Methodist
Church of North America do enter a most
earnest protest against such action by Sec
retary -Wilson and deplore tha demoralis
ing Influence on the country at large."
Keep on Planting
Bombs in New York
Italian Colony Stirred Up by Explo
sion in Front of Offices of One
of the Bankers.
NEW TORK, Sept. . 8. Just when tha
police were beginning to congratulate
themselves that the arrest of Giuseppe
Costablle, "The Fox," had driven the black
hand agents here to cover, another bomb
waa exploded early today In the heart of
the 'Italian 'colony.' The bomb was let go
In front of the offices of prominent
Italian bankers and steamship agents. No
one waa hurt, but the moral effeat of
the outrage, coming at a time when the
Italian colony bad been lulled to fancied
security was tremendous. ' 1
It was the first bomb since last Satur
day, a fact significant, because for the
j paBt month these explosions had occurred
on an average of one every two days.
But instead of causing the police to lose
faith In their belief that In Coatabile they
have the leader of New York's Italian
criminals, the occurrence Is regarded aa a
threat of the vengeance Costablle s asso
ciates may exact from any of hia fellow
countrymen who dare to testify against
Because he was caught with a dorab
under his coat, the errand Jury. In a day
Tor two. Is expected to Indict Costablle for
violating the "dangerous weapons" law.
Meanwhile the search for more serious
evidence sgalnst him continues. '
Wealthy Banker is ,
One of Smugglers
Jenkins' Jewel Case Result in Some
Startling; Developments Relative '
to Customs Frauds.
NEW TORK. Sept. a The Indictment of
Nathan Allen of Kenosha, Wis., and John
R. Collins, of Memphis, Tenn.. for smug
gling the Jenkins Jewels, It waa learned
today, la only ode step in the government's
prosecution of customs frauds. A banker,
ever more prominent and wealthy than
these millionaires, is said to be under In
vestigation and if the federal authorities
can accomplish hla arrest. It is said they
hope to reach the bottom of an interna
tional scandal Involving many others, in
cluding gem dealers and custom employes.
The alleged frauds cover a period of
several years and it la reported that the
banker under suspicion enabled bla friends
also to benefit by his cafefully laid
scheme. This financier, it la said, had
offices in several foreign countries and if
arrested he la expected to plead non
residence, with the accompanying right to
bring Jewels for hla own use into the
United States duty free.
Allen and Collins are expected to comply
with the United States district attorney's
orders to appear here and plead within
ten daya. , '
High Cost of Living
Hits Germany Hard
Merchants and Business Men of Ber
lin Petition Government to Re
duce Tariff on Grain.
BERLIN, Germany. Sept. a In view of
the great increase In the cost of living,
owing to the drouth, the Berlin Chamber
of Commerce and the Merchants' Guild
today peltioned the government to reduce
the tariff on (Tain, fodder, etc., by apply
lng a special classification to these pro
ducts, and to cut the duties on potatoes
So per cent, the new rates to be effective
until August I UU-
I The minister or agriculture nai orcerea
el ' the sale of fodder to needy persons at re
J ' dueed prices.
s; Violent Epidemic is
s 1 Sweeping Over Spain
Refugees Leave the Country and Seek
Temporary Refuge Among
; S the French.
PERPIGNAN, France, Sept $ Trains
arriving here today from 8paln were
crowded wtlh refugees who bad left Bar'
ctlona and other places in Spain on ac
count of a violent epldemie ot somewhat
obscure enterio malady that Is raging
Officers of the sanitary service in Bar
celona are distributing to every house
hold laudanum, with direction that the
drug be taken as soon aa tbe first symp
toms ot the attack appear. -
COLONEL BRYAN AND COLONEL
ROOSEVELT HAVE SHORT VISIT
Jaat Talk Over latoraatlng SabJeeU
Wall In tha Editorial
NEW TORK. Sept. (.-Colonel William J.
Bryan dropped la today at Theodore
Roosevelt's editorial offices. He spent
some time with the former president. After
the visit Colonel Roosevelt said:
"Mr. Bryan and I have had quite a nice
vialt. We had a general talk on Interest,
lng subjects. That waa alL"
AT SOUTH OMAHA
Governor Aldrich Decides to Bejin
Action Under Sackett Law
Against Police' Board.
ATTORNEY GENERAL GETS ORDERS
Instructed to Bring the Proceedings
v Without Delay.
SALOONS CAUSE THE ACTION
Disregard for Law So Flagrant that
Move is Demanded.
INEFFICIENCY OF THE BOARD
Many Kinds of Graft Alleged, with
" aloon Men Pnyinjt for Protec
tion While Violating I. aw
In Ererr Way.
South Omaha is to have a house cleaning
with Governor Chester A. Aldrich as house
cleaner in chief. The governor will begin
with the members of the Fire and Police
board of whom It is said that they have
been carrying on affairs with but slim re
spect for the laws.
Affidavits signed by- Dean Ringer, an at
torney, and Nels Turnqulst. a former po
liceman, have been filed with the governor.
In which specific cases of law violation and
graft are recounted and on the strength
of these and other Information, the gov
ernor has directed Attorney General Mar
tin to commence the proceedings under the
Evidence Is on hand warranting the gov
ernor to proceed and the whole affair will
be threshed out in the executive offices at
Lincoln. A local attorney. It Is understood,
will be appointed assistant to the attorney
general for the conduct of the case and
the grafters will be dislodged If "it takes
every militiaman In the state to do It,"
said the governor.
Graft that Is Alleged.
The evidence of the dereliction of the po
lice board Is flagrant in the extreme.
Liquor dealers are said to have paid $100
each for the transfer of the license bond
from a bonded surety company to a per
sonal straw bond. Of the seventy-eight
liquor licenses Involved In the case very
few have sureties solvent to the amount
of the guarantee In the bond. Some of the
sureties have no property and are not free
holders; others have signed and made
themselves liable on more than one bond
which Is In direct violation to the law
which prescribes that a surety, except It be
a surety company, can not sign on more
than one bond.
Certain of the saloonlsts when Informed
that the governor would take a hand an
nounced their intention of looking up the
financial standing of their bondsmen whom
if found wanting would be discharged in
favor of sounder ones.
Board la Divided.
In the police board Itself, there is dis
sension. One of the members being for the
most part In a hopeless minority.
Another story that tha board will have
to confront is that saloon men are forced
to pay $40 a month for protection' to run
after hours and on Sunday. The money in
no case. It is said, has been paid to the
board, but into the hands of others. Some
of the saloon ' men are dissatisfied with
the way things have been going and art
ready to cough up what they know. Jusl
now every one concerned seems to be benl
on "seeking convenient cover.
Men Who Signed Bonds.
The unfortunate signers of the liquor
bonds are in most cases the scapgoats.
They can be prosecuted for perjury, where
it is found that they have sworn that they
owned property to tbe amount involved In
the bond, while In fact not possessing the
amount. Some of the sureties are said to
be quiet family men owning a little home
worth at most a few hundred dollars.
Others are unfortunate hangers on
about saloons. One James Corr, at present
under charge of murdering John Mataon
in a saloon on Sunday, is surety on the
bond of Michael Diggin to the amount of
$2,400. Corr said he owned one lot. The
records show that he did own one lot,
valued at $150, but that the same was sold
for taxea three yeara ago and has not
yet been redeemed. Corr, when asked
about the matter confessed to having
signed the bond, but said he had never
sworn to it, and could not recall having
been in the preeence of a notary public
It is expected that when the honest saloon
men and the innocent victims of the plot
shall have been shown their dangerous
predicament in regard to the taw they will
be glad enough to make peace at any
margin Gets New License.
A report has It that Michael Diggin,
whose license was recently revoked by the
board for selling liquor on Sundays, has
obtained a new license under the name of
Henry Nutoff to whom tbe claims to have
sold his saloon. Diggin Is said to have
made threats that unless the board saw
him through, he would "let the cat out of
the bag." It Is said further that the gang
or some of its members supplied the $1,000
for a new license. Another story is to the
effeat that one of the members of the
board recently sold a piece of property
to a brewery with the understanding that
the brewery company would get three more
saloons. Whether or not there was such
an agreement the brewery company got
the three saloons.
LINCOLN AND COUNCIL
BLUFFS GET POSTAL BANKS
WASHINGTON, SepU t Among the first
class postoffices designated today by Post
master General Hitchcock as postal sav
ings banks were the following:
Lincoln. Neb.; Council Bluffs, Burlington
and Sioux Olty, la.; Leavenworth. Saline
and Wichita, Kan.; Bt. Joseph and Sedalia,
Mo., and McAlester, Oki.
REPORT ON COTTON GINNED
Lara- lacraaa Saown aa Com pared
with tbe Ptgnres of Last and
Pre visas Yeara.
WASHINGTON, Sept. t The first cot
ton ginning report of the season waa is
sued today by Director Durand of tha
Bureau of Census. Department of Com
merce and Labor, shows that 771.415 bales,
counting round as half bales, had been
ginned from the growth of 191L Septem
ber 1. compared with $53,011 bales of the
growth of 1910 ginned to September 1, 1910;
US.Ztl bales for 1909, and 403,23 bales for
Round bales Included this year are (.994,
compared with 10.974 for 1910, 11.637 for
1909 and tor 190S. The number of see,
island bales 1 63 for 1911, 31$ for 1910, l.M
fur 1901 and LSI for lsos.
From the Indianapolis Journal.
TROUBLE FOREIGHT KANSANS
Arrested on Charge of Tarring and
Feathering Miss Chamberlain.
MEAN TRICK PLAYED BY ESCORT
Takes School Mistreaa Oat for a Ride,
Drtvea Into the Woods and Then
Turns Companion Over
SHADY BEND, Kan., Sept. S.-Eight
men end boys have been arrested and
placed under bond here for alleged con
nection with the tarring and feathering of
Miss Mary Chamberlain, a young school
mistress ten days ago by a mob. A strong
effort had been made to keep the matter
quiet, but County Attorney McCandless
refused to allow tbe affair to go uninvesti
gated. The trials of several of the alleged
perpetrators have b'-en set for next month.
Other arrests are expected. The men ar
rested are Edward Ricord, E. Q. Clark, A.
M. Sims, John Schmidt, Watson Scran ton.
Jay Wltzwater, Cheater Anderson and Del-
Miss CbaroberUin belongs to one of tbe
most prominent ' families in this part of
the state. The only excuse given for the
affair is that shs hsd "tallied about" other
women of the community.
It la charged that one of the men under
arrest took Mlas Chamberlain for a ride
In a buggy and that upon reaching a lonely
spot on the road, stopped the buggy and
ran Into the woods. Several men, it Is said,
were waiting hear. They took Miss Cham
berlain from the buggy, removed part of
her clothing and, it is charged, applied the
tar and feathers and left her. Her escort,
It is ssld, then returned and took her
home. Miss Chamberlain was not seriously
Prominent Men of
Former Senators and Others Organize
and will Fight a Move to Give
Women the Ballot
LOS ANGELES. Cel.. Sept S.-Ftenk P.
Flint, former United States aenator; Oscar
P. Lawler, former aaatstant United "State
attorney general In the Department of the
Interior; former United , States Senator
Cornelius Cole and forty-seven other prom
inent men of Los Angeles havs organised
to fight woman's suffrage. .
.The organisation, which Is considered
merely a nucleus of a men's association
of opponents to the petition of the ballot
to women, is known as the committee of
fifty opposed to the adoption of constitu
tional amendment No. a
Many members today expressed the be
lief that It Is their duty to "protect wo
men from the ballot," and declared that
the great majority of California women do
not desire suffrage.
Mrs, Sullivan Tries
Suicide, but Fails
After Reading Beattie Murder Stories
Woman Uses Laudanum, a Knife
and a Pistol.
PENSACOLA. Fla, Sept. $. A newspaper
story telling of a chance that Beulah Bin
fard might be prosecuted as an accessory
in the Beattle murder caae la declared to
have driven Mrs. Laura Sullivan Into
suicidal despondency early today. First
she drank laudanum. This wss pumped
from her' stomach. Then shs slsshed her
self In the side snd head, but not fatally.
Then she obtained a pistol and tried to
shoot herself. A severs scalp wound was
the most serious result.
After her last wound had been dressed
Mrs. Sullivan said shs would attempt sui
cide no more. She declared her mind waa
all right till she read that Beulah Blnford
might be prosecuted.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND
MAY HAVE DROWNED
Reports front le Flooded Districts
Are Meager, bet Loss of Life
PEKING, China. Sept. $. Only meager
reports have reached the capital from the
walled towna in the region of the Tang-Tse
valley, where the floods have hemmed in
the missionaries and other foreigners. The
report received by the American mission
at Wuhu estimated that 100.000 persons have
been drowned has not yet been verified,
but every accqunt confirms the great ex
tent of the disaster.
From Chang-Teh, la the province of
Hunan, oomea word that the receding
waters are being foUowed by pestilence.
The Chinese government Is making
preparations for the relief of flood suf-tbrera.
Arrested for Taking
Seat in a Box in a
Burt C. Enyeart Follows Directions of
Usher and Refuses to Budge Later
When Trouble Ensues.
("From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 8. (Special.) Burt
C. Enyeart. police Judge of Tekamah and
democratic candidate for the Judge of the
Fourth district, was released from police
custody today when Assistant Attorney
Wilke, representing the city, declined to file
charges against htm.
Mr. Enyeart went to a matinee at a local
theater yesterday and the usher told him
he could take any seat In the houae. He
chose a box seat. A few minutes later
the usher came to him and ordered him to
vacate the box. Mr. Enyeart said he would
do so If his seat checks were returned to
him so that he could locate his proper
place. This the usher could not do and
Enyeart refused to move under any other
condition. He waa arrested.
When the assistant city attorney looked
tbe case over this morning he decided that
he didn't care to tackle a prosecution.
Enyeart had net created a disturbance
nor bad be resisted arrest In taking him
to the station the patrolman placed a chain
about Enyeart'a wrist, but the Tekamah
man offered no resistance.
Strike Warning to
Illinois Central Men
Shop Employes Notified to Be Ready
to Quit When They Receive
CHICAGO, S.ept. 1 Warnings have been
sent to the 41.000 members, ot the Federa
tion of Shop Employes of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad and allied lines to be pre
pared for the calling of a strike. But the
men are no nearer a walk-out than they
have been at any time during the last
week, union officials said here today.
The notices sent to the employes, ex
plained W. F. Cramer, chairman of the
committee which has the Illinois Central
question under consideration, merely
warned them to be prepared In the event
of a strike.
"We thought It well to give these men
warning that there is a possibility of a
strike, although It Is not imminent," he
said. "Having been warned, the men will
retrench and. In a measure, be ready to
quit work If the strike order is issued-
"It Is not unusual for such an order to
go out At one time our men were warned
five months before a strike was called to
The warnings were mailed to various
locale last Wednesday. In case of a strike.
It was explained, a "flash" notice would
be sent out from the' union heads.
Steamer Sydney Fast
on the Rocky Reefs
Seven Hundred Iowa Boosters Are
Taken to the Illinois Shore on
a Big Sand Barge.
MOLINE, I1L, Sept S.-The river steamer
Sydney, with 700 eastern Iowa "boosters'
on board, struck a rock reef in the Mis.
slssippl river yesterday evening. Early to
day the boat was still stranded half a
mile out from shore in three and one-half
feet of water. The passengers were loaded
on to a big sand barge and hauled to chore
by tow boat They took cars to Davenport
Tbe Sydney, which left Dubuque In the
morning loaded with the mayors of three
Iowa cities, four boards of aldermen, hun
dreds ot merchants and professlonel men
and tour bands, had fairly easy going till
It began its passage down the harbor chan
net leading into the Mollne lock.
When near the lock gatea the boat struck
tbe rock bottom and before the captain
could get it under control it had swung
around ana Decame stranded.
HELIODORUS, THE MAD MONK,
PREDICTS ATTACK ON JEWS
Declaras Massacre Will Coaajnenee
After Molding of Conarreee of
TBARITSTK. Russia. Sept a-Heliodorua,
the "mad monk of Taarltsyn" today pub
licly declared that attacks on Jsws and
tbe Russian Intelligent classes would be
commenced after the holding of tbe forth
coming congress of ths Blsck Hundreds.
The declaration of the parish priest,
whose fantastic methods have startled the
whole Volga region, has created an Im
pression ot semi-panic In this elty. Talk
ot a probable maasacle of Jsws Is current
at the seaaars
HAS FULL AUTHORITY TO ACT
Committee of Shop Craft Unions of
Harriman Lines Meets.
PACIFIC COAST MEN URGE STRIKE
President Kline Would Do All In His
Power to Prevent a Clash Be
tween the Company and
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. $. Member ot
the general committee of shop craft unions
of the Harriman lines, together with four
International presidents ot labor union or
ganizations, met here today to begin the
task of determining what action shall be
taken by the federation of shopmen in the
face of the refusal by the officials of the
Harriman lines to recognize the federation.
The general committeemen present repre
sent nearly very shop of the Harriman
system west of the Mississippi river and
they are accredited with full authority to
act for the 23,000 Harriman line employes.
James W. Kline, international president
of the Blacksmiths' union, said that the
four International presidents who cams
here and unsuccessfully argued with Vice
President Julius Xruttschnitt of the Harri
man lines to recognise the federation would
use every effort te avert an open break be
tween the company and the men, but xbey
realised there was little ohanee to prevent
a strike. The presidents at a meeting to
day told the general committeemen of the
negotiations 'With Kruttschnltt and ex
plained all of the details of the present Sit
Coast Shopmen Wonld Strike.
Since the Kruttschnltt conference the
men have taken a vote and the general
committeemen came here with Instructions
from the men whom they represent. This
vote Is ths second the men have taken on
the subject, the one prior to the Krutt
schnltt meeting having been practically an
unanimous decision to strike unless the
federation, should gain recognition from the
Most of the shops along the coast havs
emphasized the desire of the men to tske
drastic action, but aome of the delegates
from the middle western states are inclined
to accept the ultimatum of Kruttschnltt
for ths present and make individual union
contracts for the coming year. It Is past
the usual time for drawing up the annual
contracts and the shopmen are waiting the
result of this conference before beginning
negotiations with their general superin
tendents. Maw Contracts to Be Asked.
In case ,lt is deemed inadvisable to strike
new contracts will bs made at once, each
craft dealing separately with the company,
but all demanding practically the sama con
ditions of employment. The federation offi
cials feel that In this way the ends of tbe
federation will be gained, even If the or
ganization Itself is not officially recognised
by the railroad officials.
President Kline said the present confer
ence probably would last until tomorrow,
and that It might be extended into next
week.- He aald he did not expect any defi
nite action today.
If the peacemakers in the conference suc
ceeded In preventing a strike order the in
fluence of all the representatives of the
shop will be directed to bringing about an
agreement whereby the railroad will con
sent to eliminate from the proposed con
tracts the "personal record" clause and
the Introduction of piece work and the
premium system. Success in these endeav
ors will gain for the men their greatest ob
ject, aside from that of federation recog
nition. Advisory Board Meets.
An informal meeting was held this
morning by the shop men's advisory board.
Ths international officers early in the day
had left their headquarters on a secret
mission. When they returned they were
apparently surprised that the shop men
were acting of their own accord during
their absence without previous arrange
ment. J. W, Kline, spokesman for the in
ternational' offlcera. stated, however, that
he had made no arrangement for a general
Pre Went F. L. Re ruin of tbe federation
of shop employes heads the radical element
of the organization. The international of
ficers are the conservatives. Thoss of the
visiting shop men who would express them
selves today favored attempts to force Im
mediate recognition by the railway.
WANTS PATERNAL BLESSING
TO COMPLETE HAPPINESS
NEW TORK Sept. $.-Tb paternal bless
ing Is the only thing needed today to com
plete tbe happiness of Louis M. Ream and
his bride, who was Eleanor Pendleton, a
former chorus glrL (
Norman B. Ream, the father, one of the
big men In the Steel corporation and
former partner of the late Marshall Field
of Chicago, learned for tbe first time yes
terday that his son. only three rears out
of ooUagft, bad been married since Sep
FOUR ARE INJURED
WHEN BOOM FALLS
Superintendent E. E. Kirkpatrick
Iirst victim of Accident at Wood
men of World Building.
SKULLS OF THREE FRACTURED
Kirkpatrick, Fatally Hurt, Dies in
Few Minutes in Hospital.
INJURED MEN MAY RECOVER
Crane Breaks When Workmen Try to
Lift Huge Pile-Driving Engine.
STEEL ARM NOT EQUAL TO LOAD
Five Men Knocked Unconscious and
Hurled Into Pit Sixty Feet Deep.
CORONER'S INQUEST TO FOLLOW
Home-Goers Who Jaw Arrldeot to Be
Called on for Version of Case
So Word from Klrkpat
One man was killed and tour, were In
jured, when the boom on the crane In the
Woodmen of the Wold building, being con
structed at Fourteenth and Farnam etreeta,
snapped In the cernter at S o'clock last
night, as It was lifting a heavy mass-of--machlnery
from the pit into the street.
E. E. KIRKPATRICK. Kansas City.
The injured. . .
Clarence Mohn. 2fil4 Seward street, head
bruised and left arm broken, breast badly
Edward Oorgen. 2929 Dorcas street, skull
Henry Thompson. Kansss ICty, skull
fractured, chest, arms and legs cut, right
Henry Olson. Kansas City, skull frac
tured at base of brains and sbove left eye, -left
shoulder dislocated and hand broken.
Many ee Accident.
The accident, which occurred at the
evening hour, was witnessed by at least
3f0 persons. The Kansas City Pile Driving
enmpany. which has been working sines
the building was started about six weeks
sgo. completed Its task about 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon snd the men were moving.
their machinery out of the pit, to be taken
to the cars and shipped back to Kansas
City. Several heavy loads had been lifted
by the derrick during the proceeding hour '
and it -Is thought that ths strain had been
too much for the long-armed crane.
All of the plle-drtvlng- machinery had
been moved from, the pit, but a large en
gine, which had been used In lifting the
heavy weight which drives the piles Into
the ground. As this piece was heavier the.
piles into the ground. ' As this piece was
heavier than th erest and required more
work, It was left until the last.
E. E. Kirkpatrick, who has been su
perintending the work for the pile-driving
company. In company with several of his
crew, had prepared with much cars for
the moving of the last piece. The crane
and arm bad been examined by machinists
and reported to be in good condition. At
6:66, according to the timekeeper, tbe order
was given to hoist the Immense engine.
With a puff and a snort the engine used
In working the derrick started and tha
large load began to ascend.
Kirkpatrick on Platform.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was standing on a plaU
form near the derrick engine when it
started and as the crane began to move,
walked out tod wards the end of the plat
form. Two other employee, Clarence Mohn
and Edward Oorgen, were standing at the
top of the brink on another platform direct
ing the engineer where to move the olad.
Henry Thompson and Henry Olson, both
Kansas City men, were standing near the
hoibtlg engine, watching tbe long arm of
As the load was lifted higher from the
ground the arm began to creak, but no at
tention waa paid to the noise and the other
man in the pit kept on working. Just as
the load waa lifted clear of the pit and
began to splng towards Thirteenth street."
where the engine waa to be unloaded, the
arm or boom of the crane snspped with
outwaratng. The huge mass ot machinery
dropped into the pit, swinging on the boom.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, who saw the boom break,
started to run, but the whole weight of
the falling engine and Iron boom caught
him on the slds of his head, smashing his
skull into an' unshapely mass.
Two Men Vtrnek.
Before hitting Mr. Kirkpatrick the falling
load struck the two men at the top of the
pit. hurling them downward. Two
City men near the hoisting engine were
grazed by tbe falling iron, but tha force
with which they were hit rendered them
unconscious: The falling engine and Iron '
boom hit the ground with a crash 'that
could be heard for blocks around. From
appearances It seemed that all five of the
men were burled under the debris. Oroans
of hundreds of people around ths edge of
the pit could be heard for blocks. The
screams of women and children attracted
tbe attention ct passersby, who hurried to
the scene, and In less than one minute the
crowd wss such that the police and doctors
could hardly reach the injured, who lay
beside the wrecked engine at the bottom
of the excavation.
Doctors from all over the business dis
trict were called and the police with two
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