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    The Omaha Daily
Thla Day la Omh
glr IP . .TwntyTsa Tmm Am
ss JssUta-lsl rr trf sack Issue
VOL, ill NO. 15U
Deficit turns -.
oatoffice Department Beoomei Self
Sustaining for First Time
' Since 1883.
Care in Expenditure! Bring No
Curtailment of Facilities.
ange is Promised by Officials at
No Distant Day.
Postal banks draw cash
"-'ovinias! rr General Advocates Cre
adon of Farrela Paat, Abolition of
"j Franking- Privilege, Pensions
for Old EnBlrn
AViA5I UK GTON, Dec .-"For tiie first
lime since 18S8 the annual financial stats
anent cf tha Postofflce department shows
surplus Instead of a dofleit.".
TMn 1s the burden cf the annual report
t'T lostmaster General Hitchcock, made
THihllo today, lie indicated that the
.placing- of the postal service upon a self-
sustaining basis meant aa improvement
and extension of faculties and, at no
Kilstant day, 1-eent letter postage.
At the beginning of the present admin
istration In JSOSc Mr. Hitchcock pointed
"mmU tha department showed a deficit of 750. tils largest on record. In two
Seara this deficit has been changed into
surprtia of .$31. US, . detroite important
extensions throughout the service. These
rxlenalons include 8,744 new postofftoeta,
elelrrery of ma.ll by carriers in 18 addi
tional cities, t,5A new' rural mail routes
ggregatlrur (UMTS mllea and 9,009 addi
tional postal employes, with the salary
,U greater by tHOOMOO than it waa two
f ears ago.
Postal Savtns Banks.
I'tia postal savings bank system, lens
than a year old, now is In operation In
!raotkany all of the 7,600 presidential
tortoffice& Preparations are being? made
Is establish at in about 40.000 fourth-class
lofftcas that do a money order business,
3tt eleven months operation postal baolc
deposits aggrerrated 111.000,000, and they
are etxpeoted to reach 1 40,00, 000 or mere
iyr Jnly 1,
In view of the successful operation of
Ins postal saving banks Mr. Hitchcock
strongly recommended the establishment
ry congress of an adequate parcels poet,
which, be said, could be put into' opera
tion In a few months.
Heoond-Clauss Postage.
I The postmaster general reiterated that
I ihe second clasa postage rats should be
i 3 cents instead of 1 cent a (Sound, lie
I also urged that by readjustment of the
pay of railroads for transportating the
mails based on actual cost to tha raft,
..roads, an annual saving to the govern-
-terUAeg at -feast -1tr.0KI, could "', be , t
Mr. Tlitchcodt iai'i 'the' progress 'in
aviation encourages the hope that ulti
mately the regular conveyance of mall
by this means may be practicable. In
many districts iters the natural condi
tlons preclude nieans of rapid transporta
tion." . ,
Mr, llltchcoc'.: recommended granting
all jxwtal employes thirty days annual
leave: that "a. civil' pension- based on
length of Vmployinent lie (granted by tlia
Kovcrnment" to superannuated employes;
and that presidential postmasters be
placed in the classified service.
The reiwrt saya in part:
For the fir-it time since 1SS3 the annual
financial statement of the Postofflce de
partment shows a surplus instead of a
deficit. Tlie revenues for the fiscal year
rnded June's), 1PII, amounted to $-S7,s7!,-Sc',-s,fi0
ana (ho expenditures to SJ237,S(i0,
70S.4S. leaving a surplus of $-l$,118.12. At
Ihe beginning of the preewrtt admlnlstra
lion in ISjO the postal service was In
arrears to the extent of ll7.479.7TO.t7,
which was decidedly the largest deficit
in record, In the brief of two
years this deficit has been changed Into
a substantial surplus.
Extension of the service.
The wiping out of the deficit has been
accomplished without curtailment of
postal faciUtle. On the contrary, im
portant extensions have been made in
e-very branch of the service. Since the
opening of the present administration
theVe have been established 3.741 new
postoffices, delivery by carrier has been
provided In ISvi additional cities and 2.B1S
new rural routes, . aggregating UV679
'miles, have been authorized. Meanwhile
1 1 he fores of postal employes has been
increased by more than ff.000. In oom
lensatlng such employes the department
follows a liberal policy. Last year the
I total amount expended for salaries was
.approximately $14,000.0lO greater than two
cars ago. The average annual sitlary
has been tacre-sd from $89 to $SS7 for
rursl suriers, frcm $78 to 11.083 for post
office clerks, from JLO-Jl to frt.0S4 for city
letter carriers and from $1,148 t- $l,lJ3
for railway postal clerks. Thus a marked
tConlinued on Eecond Page.i
The Weather
Kor Nebraska I'air.
For low a Fair.
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t)gUsst yesterdy
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Mean temperature
Temperature and
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precipitation '
lures from the normal :
normal temperature
Kxceaa for the day .
Total exceaa since March. 1 ...ii
Normal precipitation Ulncli
Kxceaa for the day I .w inches
Total rainfall since liarrl, 1 .. .14 Inches
lxfi(Un y sine March 1 14.01 inches
I'alldleney for cor. period. l'MO. .14.44 Inrhes
Excess far cor. iwrlod, Jt!.... 4.4. inches
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Mrs. Claussen's Death
Due to Violence,
.Says Physician
Hlli.Rl LA.N, Wye., Iec. 10. (Speiial .)
Pinally securing a Jury at 10 o'llovk
ISaturday morning, the trial of the
Claussen case commnncsd with the ex
amination of Dr. Anna O. Hurd, county
health physician, who visited the Claus
sen .ranch in company with Coronrr ('.
R. Ilalley July 4, the day after Mrs.
Clausseo'a death.
Dr. Kurd testified thi noun arrival at
tlio ranch they found the cayket contain,
Ins the body lying directly in the sun at',
mo norm end or the bouse near the
northwest corner. A cursory examination
of the body showed It in a high state of
decomposition, with the fleah on the left
cheek and neck badly discolored. Interro
gated with reference to the position of
the body in the canket, she stiUnd that
the head and neck were twistl toward
the right shoulder, the head bnt for
ward, the eyes and tongue protruding.
Undertaker George I Smith, who fol
lowed, testified that Claussen called at
his place of business the night of July 3
and asked for a "cheap box painted red."
In reply to a question as to wbo it a
Intended, stated that ilia wife was deud.
Upon being told that ho hail nolhint; of
that kind in stock, Clauvsen panJia.-eJ
the cheapest coffin obtainable, lie aiso
took the customary rough box. though at
first objecting on the grounds that the
casket was sufficient In itself.
Mr. Smith also testified to conditions
at the grave on July 4 when a post
mortem was hold,
13r. C. R. Halley, county coroner, whs
the chief wttness at the afternoon ses
sion. Testifying first in 'regard to his
visit to the ranch la company with Lr.
Hurd, he stated that C!au en told him
that his wife had died of typhoid fever
at the end of a tw weeks' illness, de
claring she had been delirious practically
all of that time j with a temperature of
from 108 to loifc. Dr. Ilalley corroborated
Dr. Hurd with reference to the position
of the body in the casket. Upon examina
tion wtth reference to the post mortem,
which he stated revealed no evidence of
any disease. Dr. Ilalley axprnesod the
opinion, in answer to a hypothetical quex
tlon by the prosecution, that death hsd
occurred from ex turn si violence, the In
dications pointing to suffocation or
B. Mattas, a ranclver, who testified to
having seen two women in the Claussen
garden five days before Mrs. Claussen's
death; Lloyd Cook and Miss Rosa Rhlns,
who noticed two women and a man
drinking as they passed the Claussen
place the night of June 29, and James
Rohwer, employed on the Claussen ranch
last fall, who testified to Claussen's
cruelty to his wife prior to the death of
their twins, were the other witnesses of
the afternoon.
Wife Keeps Miner
Prom Fatal Shaft
CBecaue6f Dream
j . . .
PRICBVILtL-K, Tenn., . Dec. 30.-Hugti
I rue, a miner employed in the wrecked
Cross Mountain mine, owes his life to
a dream hla wife had last night.
When be arose this morning and pre
pared to go to ills daily labor, Mrs,
Larue refused to prepare his lunch for
him to carry to the mine. She did not
want lilm to work today. She then re
cited a dream she had. In her dream
Bhe saw scores . of miners with, their
heads blown off, being carried out of
the mine entrance as she and her lit
tle children stood at the mine's mouth.
Larue had not missed a day from his
Work for many months but he was pre
vailed on today to remain out of the
mines. If. was only a short time after
Mrs. Iarue recited her story until the x
plosion occurred.
Railroad Guard is
Killed by Deputy
CENTRA I.I A, III., Dec. 10 (ieorge
I mis, aged 34 years, an Illinois Central
special agent atsititlng In guarding rail
road property here, was shot and in
stantly killed early this evening by Ed
ward Bacon, ester of the United States
district court at Danville, and a special
deputy United States marshal In charge
of the federal force which has been
guarding strikebreakers and railroad
property here for several weeks.
Uacon, who immediately surrendered
to the local pollee, claimed that lie dis
charged a man at the central shops and
Lewis disputed his right to do so. Angry
words were exchanged when Iwis, it is
alleged, fired his revolver at Baron, and
the latter returned the fire, the bullet
striking Lewis In the forehead.
Reyistas Wipe Out
Government Forces !
ME III DA. Yucatan, Mex., Dec. 10. Of
a force of about liO tate guard, mostly
Yatiula Indians, which engaged a band
of rieyfstas, estimated at between too and
today, less than a doien escaped, ac
cording to meager -nformatlon brought
to this city by fugitives late this after
noon. The government troops were routed
completely. The fight occurred on the
haciendas S.mconite and Misnelban. A
fresh fores liai taJen the field to dis.
lode the rebel.
Deputy Sheriff
Victim of Holdup j
MASON liTV. Ja , iiec. lo.-iip.ia)
Telegram.) Willi his month's salary n
his pockei. Deputy Sheriff Sl lllden
was the victim of a holdup liun night.
Holden got away from the fellow and
got out I.; revolver and fired, but in the
den.-e fog the footpad eacaped.
The Burlington new outbound freight
house wiil be onened for th i..
The probable date for the house wurrnlngj
when the general public will b.; invited! i
Is December M The Conuneicial
haa taken the n.attn in charge.
club '
Deadly Gas Fills Workings of Cross
Mountain Coal Mine and Pre
rents All Endeavors.
Eighteen in All So Far Have Been ;
Found by Men.
N Signs of Life Are Seen or Heard
During Trip.
t n to Preaeal It lias He Imnoa
alble to .end Parties ! 'Ibeae
Places Heceaae of ltanger
Reac-e Parlies.
RUICKVII.LK, Tenn., Dee. 10 -Until
nightfall but siv of eighteen bodies found
had been taken from the Knoxvllle Iron
company's Cross Mountain coal mine,
where yesterday morning an explosion
entombed at least 160 min. Most of them
were Americans. Ulack damp put a stop
to resque work at - o'clock this afferrrien.
Kxperts had penetrated two miles Jntn
the workings and neither saw nnryheard
signs of life. It Is believed the great mass
of dead will be found In lateral workings
whore until this time It has been Impos
sible to send men..
Shortly before midnight the rescuing
party recovered two additional bodies, one
being that of Taylor Little, while the
other could not be identified.
The workers had pasned and hi at tiled
up twenty of the twenty-seven cross en
tries, leaving but seven yet to reach be
fore getting to the head of the mine, and
unless men are found alive in these few
remaining cross entries, there is none in
the mine alive.
The body of Lee Tolston, operator of
the fan plant of the mine, was found
burled and mangled under the cave-In
In the main shaft this afternoon.
Workers In Lateral Nhafta.
The shafts extend more than two miles
Into the bowels of the mountain. Accord
ing to President T. I. Stephenson of In
iron company, the men, if they hsd
reached their posts, were In lateral shafts
when the explosion, which blocked the
main shafts, occurred.
Thla at first encouraged those on the
surface to hope that many were living.
Rescuers encountered dense deposits of
earth, rock and coal in the main shaft
of the mine and also In an abandoned
entry which had been used for an air
shaft. Fires were built in an attempt to
create a circulation ot air from within
the mine. '
Wood posts and trusses in the shaft
have been, blown out, and tills, miners
asserts. Is an Indif'ation of a serious ex
plosion beyond. Brattices' were con
fctrjicldhy m-ans-. "wrsj.-li air '"Was
fiMcexl 14 i Jbo'cluaiiiel as fast as it was
possible to remove the debris,
. 4 Ikesties as to Cause.
There are three theories as to the causa
of the explosion. One Is that in some
manner powder or dust exploded, the sec
ond Is that an electric wire came In con
tact with explosives, and . the third Is
that the explosion was caused by poor
tamping ot a drill.
The mine was thoroughly inspected Fri
day of last week, by, J. TV. Hat maker,
who has been inspector ot the mine for
eight years. He remained In 'the mine,
nearly all of Friday night. He said there
was no trace of gases when he emerged.
The mine, also,was recently inspected by
an inspector under George 1C. Sylvester,
state mine Inspector, and a representa
tive of a casualty company which car
ries Insurance on the employes of the
company, is also said to have reported
Unit it was In excellent condition)
l'residenl Stephenson made the follow
ing statement late th,H afternoon:
"1 deeply regret the accident in the
mine and I am bending every effort to
escuo the men who are entombed. I am
In hope the men will be 'reached. Ac
cording to the topography of the mine,
the gases generally go Into the entry In
which the explosion occurred. Most of
the men in tlio place must have gone
Into the cross-sections where they were
employed in mining, and this, therefore,
causes me to believe that they escaped
fatality, at least some of them."
Members of nearly half of the families
In this little mining town of 1.500 persons
are imluded among those entombed and
there is weeping In nearly all of the
homes. Tonight nearly 2,000 persons are
gathered around the mouth of the mine
frantically awaiting news.
" " 'I'sree Men lOacapr.
Of all the men who went Into the mine
three only escaped. They were John !
Lani, Samuel Fsrmer and Bert Hal
inalier. They were In one of the lateral
shafts. Warned by the noise they es
caped before being overtaken by flames.
These men observed bad "signs" as
they entered the mine. They believe the
exact location ot the blast is at least
two Biilea in the interior and SOO feet
from the mountain crest.
Uricevllle, as a mining town has had
a stormy history. It was the scene In
the early nineties of rioting when miners
rebelled against working with convicts
leased by the Mate. Troops were sent
there to quell the trouble.
At Coal Creek, near there, on May l'i,
W, 200 men were killed in the Frater
villf mine explosion.
There are several big mines at iiilce
v 1 lie known as the Cross Mountain sis
lein. It was In one of then that tUe
I explosion occurred today.
Ileroriia of MUr,
I-) -Cross '
SHV11.I.K, T'nn., Dec
! Mountain mine Nu. 1
where the miners
are entombed, employs a day shift of p.'ii
men, a ovoid lug to tho records kept at the
mining bureau here. The mine twice has
been Inspected since Inspector Sylvester
assumed office. The first inspection was
by Inspector Richardson, August 5. and
the econd on October HO. At the time of
the last Inspection the mine was reported
as properly sprinkled and the entries,
haul ways and workings kept free, from
dust. No dangerous conditions were noted.
Ttie mine is In class B, and under the
regulations ot the mining bureau, la In
spected every sixty days. Moreover, it
w" "a''I",', t,,at n,," h1 not been
lnhferted ,M y',r prlor ta ,ne ,lm ,h'
'""P1'101" Wester assume-1 office, which
Con:luucd oo Second Page.)
From the SL Louis Globe-Democrat.
Council Bluf Doctor'a Crime Fixed
.at Manslaughter.
Msruerer of 'Depots- Sheriff Wool,
ansa sail Kdsnsad staVclna Held
AfcaiataMn In Minor lAsy
far the Crime,
DES- MOINES. Dec. lO.-Ths Jury in the
case of Dr.. Harry D. Kelly,, accused of
the murder of Deputy Sheriff parence
Woolman of Council Bluffs and 'Edmund
Sterxlng of Das Moines, returned a verdict
of manslaughter at o'clock tonight, after
being out fifty-four hours,,
The case, was placed In the hands of
the Jury shortly before noon Friday and
Indications were that a dlsagreertient
would result. Several times the Jurors
came In and asked for further Instruc
tions. He' will be sentenced to from one
to eight years In the penitentiary.
The young Council Bluffs doctor shot
and killed Deputy Sheriff Woolman In a
room In a local hotel March 23 last and a
few minutes later shot and killed Edmund
Stersing, a bartender, when the latter
refused Kelly a drink. Kelly was being
taken to the inebriate asylum at Knox
vllle, la., when the tragedy occurred.
The jury, in a special finding, read with
the verdict, agreed that the defendant
was Insane on the morning the crime was
Counsel for the defense announced to
night that a motion will be filed tomor
row asking that the verdict bo set abide
on the ground that It Is inconsistent.
They dm-lure that, according to the state
laws and the court's Instructions, the Jury
cannot return a verdict finding an In
sane may guilty of manslaughter.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Dec lo-Nerh-bors
lain today found the body of Mis.
Benjamin ISray, 70 years old. widow of
an old soldier, In the ruins of her home
near Walilron, Mo., nine miles southwest
of here, after fire lad destroyed the
building. The fact that the woman's skull
waii fractured led to the belief that she
had been murdered and the house set
afire tn hide the crime, According to
neighborhood gossip Mrs. Gray kept a
large sum of money about the bouse.
PITTisUURU. Kan.. Dej-. 10.-l'eter
Sharp, retired farmer of this city, today
filed suit for divorce against Cella
Sarnantha Sharp, his second wife, whom
he married ten years ago, many years
aftf Ann Catherine, his first wife had
become separated from him during the
Chicago tire of lH.'l. The suit follows tha
failure of Sharps two apparently iPicu
wives to live In harmony in the Sharp
home. Blimp admits he la unavoidably
a bigamist now and asks the court to ie.
line the condition.
WASHINGTON. Dec. lu. -Postmaster
General Hitchcock today suspended until
January 1 Jhe postal regulations forbid
ding the transmission through the malls
of matter bearing upon the address side
Red Cross Christmas seals or other char
ity s'smpa. From now until January 1
tha Christmas seals may be placed any-
here un letters ur packaa
PAiKS. SINdl i: COPY TX& Mwf0)
Judgments Against
L i Fteltoshalior:
False Arrests
SIOUX FALLS. S. V., Dec. 10-(Spe-clal.)
A federal court Jury, In the cie
or Wlllum LaMott Hfiilnst 'Frank A.
Craft, state fire marshal of South Dnkota,
and others returned a verdict awarding
the plaintiff a judgment In the sum of
$000. The plaintiff sought' to recover
damages In the sum of $a.0i) for alleged
wrongful arrest and detention In con
nection with the destruction by fire of a
barn in Meody county.
A stay of etxty days was granted the
defendants lil which to mako application
for a new trial.
The whole case turned upon the failure
of the sherirt making the arrest to have
his warrant properly j. K.'d in tho
county in which the arrest was made.
The warrant was Issued in Moody county
and the defendant ..was found lit Deuel
county, where lio W'ua arrested on the
Moody county warrant without the war
rant having been O. K.'d by a Deuel
county Justice of tho peace. '
That this la necessary will I a surprise
to many sheriffs in ihe state, who have
not paid heed to county lines and have
supposed ttiat a warrant of arrest issued
In any county was good in any other
county In the slate.
Memorial Services
Are Held at Yankton
For Late Judge Tripp
YANKTON, 8. D De. . 10 -Memorial
services in honor of Judge Hnlett Tripp,
who expired suddenly Friday, were held
here thla afternoon. Many . speakers paid
tribute to the dlsilugulhhed service of the
South Dukuta man. A telogram of oon
dolence was received from President Taft.
Tho fuiii-ral snrvieea will ho held to
morrow- morning at I0 S0 o'clock.
President Warren of Yankton college
will deliver rlie eulogy.
'ihe proposition to vote bonds In the
sum of $tf,0UO for tho purchase of the
Auditorium will be again brought up be
fore the council in committee of the
whole tills afternoon. Interested citizens
have been invited to attend the meeting
and to also be present at the regular
council meeting Tuesday evening, wUn
some definite action may be taken. Coun
cilman Furikhoueer, iioii the reading of
the communication from the Auditorium
trustees submitting the proMsltion, asked
that a public discussion he invited before
the council went on record. The Iruslees
agree to liquidate all liabilities and to give
the illy a clrar title to the property at
$i.,0A which Is Irs than the grounds
and buildings originally cost.
SALT UKC CITY, Utah. Deo. 10
Thornas Eanlll, commissioner of the Sal
vation Army, who ra charge of ail
operatlona of that Organisation wet of
Chicago, stated today that labor condi
tions throughout the entire west are
worse than for many jeara. He declares
that conditions are especially bad In
the Colorado mfnlinpa and savs that
there is a neaiersw ""ach to actual
suffering in workingmertV. -ea than for
many je-vr- w
a C 1 ' , ' i
lifty-fieten "Children" Die in" Eight
Weeks in Steamer's Steerage. .
Actios; Secretory Cable, Department
of Commerce) nnd Labor Fines
Owners of the Simmer
Orlerlo T,tMt.
WASHINGTON, DecT 10.-Charged with
His worst case of neglect of steerage pas
aengera on record under the passenger
act of 1SS2, the owners f the British
steamer Orterio have been fined $7,0W) by
Acting Secretary Cable ot the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor.
Among its 1.243 passengers there were
In Uie eight wee-ks of Its voyuge fifty
eight deaths, fifty-seven being children;
the births numbered fourteen.; the sexes
were not properly segregated during tlie
larger part of tlie time; Ihe ventilation
of the ship was Inadequate and greatly
Increased the mortality rate; the hospital
facilities were ill-ventilated and without
proper equipment, while the sanitary
conditions of the vessel were almost be
yond belief. Acting Fccretary Cable, after
giving ample opportunity for the ship's
agents to make a defense, directed today
that the full penalties be Imposed.
The case has been pending before the
department since the arrival of the
Orterio at Honolulu, April U last, where
the collector of customs, who acls In
be.hs.f of the bureau of navigation. Im
mediately discovered the unlawful condi
The vessel Is liol regularly engaged in
the steerage business, but was apecially
employed to carry Portuguese and Span
ish immigrants through Magellan straits
to Honolulu. The ship was allowed to
clear upon depositing a bond for Slj.tiotf.
I aplalM Defends the hls.
The master of the vessel, James Find
lay, attempted to explain the existing
conditions by stating that about ten davs
afler leaving (ilbralter there was a riot
bxtween the Portuguese mid Spanish
male passengers, reuniting In a, pitched
battle with knives, clubs, cleavers and
pistols. To prevent further trouble the
Portuguese passengers were plsced sft,
while the Spanish passengers were put
In the forward part of the vessel. Thla
resulted In the commingling of the sexes,
He mentions the refusal of the pas
sengers to aaslst In keeping the vessel
clean and states that the lack of cleanli
ness on their part hail much to do with
the conditions. Tho ship's doctor stated
that he would pot permit the compart
ments to be washeiL as this would have
resulted tn unavoidable dampnns. which
would be detrimental; that all accumula
tions were rendered harmless by disln
factanls: thai the sleeping compartments
were scraped with shovels evsry day and
swept and that the parents comes led
the Illness of their children and retuaed
medical attention.
Cornmlaaionei- of Navigation Chamber
lain described this case as the worst
which hud come to his attention and ex
pressed his concurrence In the following
paragraph of a scathing urrulgnment by
the grand Jury:
"We cannot emphasize too strongly ths
neoeaaity for tlie observance of regula
tions requiring vessels to be kept in a
clean and sanitary condition. When poor
Immigrants, perhaps unaccustomed to
modern methods of sanitation are brought
into a tropical climate such aa Huwall
not only their own good, but the good
of the community In general Is subserved
by a rigid Insistence on compliance with
the law."
The paaaencrr a. t of 1AJ claims to safe-
Two Dynamiters Reach California
State Prison After Trip
Without Incident.
Travel Remainder of the Way Upon
River Steamer.
Manacled Men Approach Automobile,
with Downcast Faces,
Ilelleve Labor In Tints- Mill 'lb Ink
Metier of Theiiif.lrl Ulll i I -Information-
Juhu J.'a -relary
Mail Tesllf),
H I l.l.K'l I ,
LOS ANtiliLK. Cel., Dee. lH.-u.ii K.
MrMsnlxal w'li be taken In I ndlanapnlis
within a few davs to tell tlie fedrial
grand Jury ihrre what h knows of ths
alleged dynamiting conspiracy, llm first
chapter of which was closed today w-itli
the placing of James It. and John J. Me.
Namara In the Pan Qusniln stale iuImui,
SAN QUENTIN. Cal., Dec, 1.-Jnhn J.
and James B. MeNamara, Los Angeles
dynamiters, arrived at Ban Quntln prison
and entered the gates at 10 o'clock today.
They were taken from the train tit Port
Costa, twenty miles from San Franrlsrn,
shortly before I o'clock and transferred
to a river steamer, which carried them to
prison. The trip was without Incident.
LOS ANOELKB. Deo. lO.-'Tm a young
man. and I'm for union labor,''1 was Jehu
J. McNatnara's parting comment to the
world, according to Clarence S. Harrow, '
hla chief counsel, who was last with lilm.
John J. also expressed the hope that the
sentiment of union labor toward lilm
would change, remarking that In time the
case would be better understood.
Root Kept K-rprvt.
The route taken by Sheriff William A.
llammlil and hla prisoners Was kept secret
and even the time of departure waa un
known tn the general public.
By previous arrangements with Sheriff
Hainmlll a coterie of newspaper men and
photographers were concealed behind the
Jail and were notified of the exact mo
ment of departure of the MclS'amaraa, so
they collected about the entrance only
long enough to see the brothers enter a
waiting automobile. James B.'s tight
hand was manacled to John J.'s left
wrist. Both men looked pale and cheer
less, aad walked the few steps from the
Jail door with bowed heads.
Sheriff Hammlll was accompanied by
Deputies Robert Brain. Claude Matthew
son and Martin Aggulrre. As soon as the
prisoners were seated In ths maohliw
canvas flaps on both sides of the hood
w is drawn. -and. the amomnWla "flgshe l
up the hill beside the Jail and away to
the iiortlmard. -
! For three days Sheriff Hammlll con
sidered getting the prisoners Into' Saif
Francisco by boat and going thereafter
by launch direct to the Ssn Quentln
The prisoners were carelessly groomed
and had prepared in no way for their de
parture, except to order their belongings
sent lo eastern relatives. . One of them
had $lffi and the other $162, which was
turned over to the sheriff.
Lanier Sees Witnesses.
Ths federal grand Jury wag not in ses
sion yesterday, but will convene again
next Tuesday to taks mors testimony in
alleged .dynamiting conspiracies. Osrar -Lawler
occupied himself today with sev
eral of tlie witnesses. ; He was closeted '
for a time with District Attorney John
D. Fredericks. ;...';.
Mr. Lawler, who Is in charge of the
government's investigation, expressed Ir
ritation today that the newspapermen
had identified one of the government's
Important witnesses, J. W. Kaiser of
Muocle, lnd., who is alleged to have
sold nitroglycerin to James B, McNamarn.
John J. MeNamara and Oitle H. Mc-
Kaiser at first refused to give his
name. Later they "shadowed ' Mm and
learned his identity.
'If there's any gum shoeing to be
done," declared Mr. Lawler, "I'll do soma
of that myself."
He added that many of the witnesses
were apprehensive of dnnger in coi.Mng
here to testify.
"All the slugRers are not done aaay
Willi, you know," remarked Mr. I.awie.-.
Every effort will be made to concent
the Identity ot those who are subpoenaed,
but as many of the witnesses are knonu
to the newspaper men working on the
cae, It is not believed that secrecy can
long be maintained.
Mr. Iwler admitted that so far in
be knew Attorney General Wickersham
had not. yet decided whether to make
Indianapolis or Los Angeles tha center or
the government's probe, but that the mat
ter probably would be determined before
December 14, when the federal grand Jiiry
will meet at. Indianapolis.
tilrl Will Teal if..
CHICAGO, Dec. lO.-Mlas Noia IItc-v .
private secretary and confidante ot John
J. MeNamara, for more than two yeais,
is lp t'hjcflgo under surveillance ot gov-
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