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VOL. XLH-NO. 31.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 24, J 912 TEN PAGES. .
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POPULAR ' RAILROAD MAN DIES
SUDDENLY IN HIS OFFICE
Tickets Now on Sale
MlLiiLHikWi"j""M..iW L . II ..III. . il
Senator Says it Will Be a Declara
tion of Principles That Will
Stir the Country. ,
Apoplexy Takes Veteran Omaha
Bailroad Man in Service Thirty
. eight Years.
FEELING WELL BEFORE DEATH
Specific Solution to Be Provided loi-u
THE WEATHER, f f;
DIXON BEGINS WORK
Remarks Hot Weather, Bat Says He
Doesn't Mind Heat
WADES INTO LABORERS AS USUAL
Stenographer' Thinks Dead Chief
Sleeping in His Chair.
TARTS CAREER IN CHICAGO
Wife sad Tnree ChtldwrmServiTe-
Children Oat at City on War
.. Here Daughter. Visttlasr
Allen B. Smith, aged 65 years, assistant
general freight agent of the Burlington
in Omaha and for thirty-eight years
connected with , that company, died ' of
apoplexy shortly after :30 Tuesday
morning. Death cams without any warn
ing and Mr. Smith died sitting at his
desk, where a moment before he pad
been transacting business.
When he came to his office In the morn
ing Mr. , Smith . was apparently . In good
health and excellent spirits. He reached
there a little before 9 o'clock and as be
passed along the corridor he ' greeted
bis associates cordially, expressing the
opinion thai this was going to be a not
day, but that he was not worrying, as
h was standing the warm weather re
markably well. He dictated a number of
letters to' his stenographers and then
turned to some matters relative to freight
shipments and receipts. While thus en
gaged, Assistant General Freight Agent
Montmorency called and held a confer
ence with him. When Sir. Montmorency
left the office Mr. Smith seemed to be
feeling well and did not complain. .
A moment later be arose from his chair
and walked across the room, remarking
to Ws stenographer that be guessed that
he had. eaten something that did not
agree with him, as his stomach was not
feeling Just right. After this Mr. Smith
sat down in " the chair and the steno
grapher went on with his work. Shortly
i n t afterward he looked around ana taw Mr.
ill f Smith leaning back in his chair, bis head
thrown back. He paid no attention,
thinking Ms ; chief wastaking a nap.
About this time Mr. ' Montmorency re
turned to the room to secure some infor
mation ?. and noticed . Mr. Smith In' the
reclining position."" ' Be . thought - some
thing; wronsandentt to room at
Assistant General . Freight Agent John
son and together th two men returned
to Mrv Smith's toony epoke to Wra and
tried to Arouse him, but be was dsedVi,
Dr. Fltzgibbons was called, but bis ser
vices were not needed. He pronounced
Mr. Smith dead and attributed death to
apoplexy. ... r ,..."...;;. .
- '- Daughter Is Here.
Allen B. Smith is survived by his wife
and three grown children, two sons
and a -daughter. One son,., Alien, is a
resident of Florida, where he is conduct
ing a fruit farm." The second son, W. A.
Smith, is a railroad traveling freight
agent with headquarters at Davenport,
la. Both- have ' been notified of the
death of their father. . The daughter is
Mrs. Clarence . Richmond Day, wife of
Lieutenant pay - of Fort , Leavenworth.
She is in the city, visiting, -fcer parents.
Arrangements for, the funeral will not
be made until word has been- received
from the sons., " ',
Mr. Smith's-railroad career began with
the Illinois Central in Chicago, and as
a clerk in the auditor's office Subse
quently he went to the Kansas City &
St. Joe line, a part of the Burlington
system, and in 1877 came-to the Burl
ington proper, as agent at Falls City.
December 8, 1881, he was promoted to
agent at Atchison, 'Kan., and after that
his rise was rapid. February 1, 1832, he
was appointed traveling freight agent;
May 23, 1882, he was appointed agent at
Hastings: August 14, 1882, agent at
Omaha " September 1. 1883, chief clerk
in the general "freight offices, Omaha;
March IS, 188. second assistant general
freight agent, and September -16. - first
assistant general freight agent, a posi
tion that he held at , the - time - of his
death. . . .
IOWA WOMAN SENT TO
JAIL FOR SHOP LIFTING
CHICAGO, July 23.-Mrs. Sophia Kan
zer of Fort Madison, la., told Municipal
Judge Newcomer today that she could
not resist the temptation to take the
beautiful things which she saw in a
store. She pleaded to go. free because
of her desire to' support her two children.
but the court was obdurate after evidence
was introduced that It was not a first
offense and that she had money in her
purse when she was arrested for . shop
lifting. : : . ;.
"That 17 was all I had to take my
children home." said Mrs. Kanzer. She
was sentenced to ten days in JaiL
For Nebraska Unsettled weather with
probably local shower's; cooler Wed
nesday and west . portion. -For
' Iowa Local - showers or - thunder
storms; cooler west portion. . l '
Temperatures at Omaha, Yesterday.
C Atl , a.m. ...... ...... 7
JfczA 6 8 m 82
"J T tr- 9 a. m. ;. 88
C At4?m 19 a. m 88
HlW T 'lis. m. l
r ni-iy?. M m.i 96
inl ) y l p. m 96
1p. m.. ..99
C KLA E Jp. m ...100
.VhW " p 4 p. m.... ...lflo
a Jr4 6 m, ........... .101
iimr-fS!' ' P-m.. ....... ..100
i ewEeSS5"- " 7 P- m....... 98
A. B. SMITH.
Perjury Charges May
Grow Out of Inquiry
Into Boston Strike
BOSTON, July 23. Having gained what
they look upon as a technical victory
before the state board of conctUiatlon
and arbitration, the striking trolley men
of the Boston Elevated Railway com
pany today presented their alleged griev
ances to the grand jury at the invita
tion of District Attorney Joseph C' Hel
letler. The district attorney also sum
moned before the grand jury the presi
dent of the elevated, General William A.
Bancroft and two of the directors, James
Prehdergast and James L. Richards.
The evidences was sought in connec
tion with the Institution of 'charges of
coercion and perjury made against some
of the road's division superintendents.
In its report issued last night, the State
Board of Conciliation, . and Arbitration
held. that, the strikers were Justified tn
"belevtng that the discharge of more
than 200 of .their fellows was due to the
activity of . the men in connection with
the . forming of a union. The division
superintendents in their testimony before
the board denied that the discharges
were because of union activity.
Mr. Helletler said that the grand jury
hearing was held under a statute which
prohibits the coercion of any ' employe
from joining a labor union. - The investi
gation is expected to continue for several
days. , - j
'Uses the Namei of
; George Ar,Kimmel
, DECATUR, illl., July 23.-The police are
investigating .the finding of a grip and
personal effects addressed to George A.
Kimmel. 1 NHes, 1 Mich;, in the hope of
tracing a burglar who last Saturday night
robbed a store 'in Foosland, a small town
In Champaign county, 111. The' grip was
seised' at the office of an' express com
pany at Decatur. It contained a number
of letters and-papers, "together with' a
black stocking cap, and a stick of . grease
paint . .v - . ' , . .,. ..v.,-.
The Foosland store was ' robbed 'of
watches, chains and silverware valued at
$300, and the police expected to find some
of these articles in the' grip, as they had
been informed that a man calling himself
Kimmel was in Foosland Saturday.
Friends of Kimmel; In Chicago declared
that' he bad not left the city since an
operation. ' was performed on his head
some months ago. They asserted that
some one masquerading under his name
was responsible for the grip and contents
George A. Kimmel figured in the dis
puted" identity case involving some 125,000
of Insurance money which was claimed
by his mother, and sister, who declared
him to be dead. .
Murdered in Home
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., July 23,-Mrs.
Minnie . Ralstin-was found dead in her
home near Helena, . Okl., today, her throat
cut. and her skull crushed. She was the
wife - of Meek - Ralstin,. a prosperous
farmer. " . '
Ralstin and his son were away from
home -at the time. Early , this morning
MeekJRalstlne, Jr., 18 years old, a step
son of Mrs. Ralstin, went to the home of
a neighbor and said his stepmother had
been murdered. He was In his night
clothes. He said he' heard her groan and
then heard two men talking. One of them
said: , "Let's get the rest of them."
Young Ralstin . said he Jumped from a
window and today search for the persons
Ralstin described has been fruitless."
Continues to Improve
TOKIO, July 23. The condition of Mut
suhito, the emperor-of Japan, continues
to improve according to the report of
the court physicians this afternoon.
A bulletin Issued at 1 o'clock this af
ternoon says: ' -
HIs majesty slept throughout the
morning. His temperature is now. 98. 70.
Otherwise there It so change."
A further bulletin issued at 9 o'clock
this evening says:
The emperor ' was : somewhat sleepless
during the day. His temperature is 98.71
HU'pulse is fitful.'' ,
Three Little Boys'
Are Drowned in Pond
FAIRFIELD. 111.. July 23,-Three sons
of James P. Gilllson, a farmer living
eight nules northeast of . this city, 7, 9
and 11 years old, were drowned today in
Grinnell pond while swimming. The
children were ' missed . from their home
and ' with the use of bloodhounds their
apples -were found lp the yaai
Each Issue. v
ROOSEVELT FOR NEW V PARTY
. . .
Colonel Makes First Address Since
Chicago Convention. ,
HE INVITES ALL PROGRESSIVES
Says Ex-Democrats and Ex-Repub--
llcana Can Meet on Exact E(ul
lty Without Regard to
CHICAGO, July 21-Senator Joseph M.
Dixon, Colonel Roosevelt's .. campaign
manager, discussed with leaders of the
third party movement today the platform
to be drafted for submission to the na
tional convention In Chicago on August 6.
"Upon that platform the new party will
stake its right to existence," said Senator
Dixon. "But it will be a platform that
will stir the country. It will provide spe
cifically for the solutions of the great
Opponents of the third party ticket In
Illinois, which is said to have been as
sured by Governor Deneen's announce
ment that he would not support Colonel
Roosevelt, sent an open letter to the
Roosevelt headquarters today, asserting
that a third ticket "meant defeat for the
republican candidates for state . office."
The letter was sent by Morton D. Hull,
a member of the legislature.
It was announced that all applications
for press seats at the national convention
must be sent to MedlU McCormlck by
Monday, July 29. "' '
. Colonel Makes First Address. -NEW
YORK. July 23,-In his first
speech since returning from Chicago,
Colonel Roosevelt today set forth his
reasons for leading In the formation of
a new party. His address. was delivered
at a meeting of the New York State
County chairmen of the national progres
sive party. Colonel Roosevelt did not in
tend to speak, he declared but the chair
men would not be denied.
"No man knows better than I," said
Colonel Roosevelt,- "that enthusiasm and
high principles cannot be effective with
out organization and work. A great re
sponsibility rests on you men here, who
are undertaking the organisation of a
new party which is to stand four-squared
to democracy, t which Is to be literally
the party of the people. It will fight on
live issues and not dead opes. It will
embody a protest against the eerruptlon
in both" of the eld party machines, ijj
will be a patty, into which ex-democrats
and ex-republlcans without regard to their
political 'past are to come in on an exact
equality and to have each the same share
In the party management.
Party of the People.
"When we get this starteet, it will.be
a party not only representing the people
at election time, but will represent them
in party management. We are going to
see to it that it Is organized so that it
will be impossible for fifty-three men
chosen four years before by politicians
to stand superior to all' the. voters of a
great state like California,- and that if
that state has not shaped its laws ac
cording to a given call of fifty-three pri
vate men, the state shall not be disfran
"My own Judgment Is that ., Messrs.
Barnes, Penrose, Guggenheim and com
pany made a poor swap when they took
two stolen delegates from California In
place of the electoral vote of California.
They were not contented with that They
swapped the electoral vote of Massachu
setts for the vote of two delegates. . I
think It was about as expensive a-swap
as was ever made by political managers."
Third Ticket In New Jersey,
ASBURY PARK, N. J., July 23.-New
Jersey progressives In a mass conven
tion today determined to put In the field
for the November election a complete
progressive ticket, but are still undecided
as to the method by which this ticket
should be nominated.
The executive committee of the Roose
velt state organization met before the
organization assembled. A minority that
opposed an absolute break from the old
republican organization prevailed so far
that the committee decided against any
declaration for the immediate establish-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Percy Favors British ,
Position on Tolls for
the Panama Canal
WASHINGTON. July 23.-6enator Percy
in a ' speech In which he opposed free
Panama canal tolls today declared -the
United States undoubtedly made a "hard
bargain" in the Hay-Pauncefote treaty,
but that the sense of national responsi
bility should prevent this country from
breaking its contract ' V
' Mr. Percy said that Great Britain bad
given up certain rights under the Clay-ton-Bulwer
treaty, and that without such
action the United States would have been
unable to build the canal.
Senator Bristow retorted that the Clay-ton-Bulwer
treaty always had been vio
lated by Great Britain and had practically
ceased to be operative before the Hay
Pauncefote treaty was made.
Mr. Percy contended there should be no
abrogation of the present treaty even if
The Hague court should pass Upon it and
give a decision either against or in favor
of the United States.
Senator Cummins declared he believed
the canal case could never properly - be
submitted to The Hague. . "It would not
be possible to get a fair and unbiased
court," said he. "I would as soon sub
mit the case to Great Brataln alone."
Senator Percy declared he believed a
fair trial could be had at The Hague.
He added that If small community, of in
terest among nations made . it impossible
to secure unbiased International courts
"we may well, pause in the development
of our international relation,
From .the Minneapolis Journal.
TAFT WE PAYOR REPEAL
President to State His Position on
I '- e ' wan i -.' J '
STILL . ADVOCATES ; "PRINCIPLE
Execetlve (Hf Us ? United, atates
Should Nol Coatlaao to Offer
fi.l(Jisif .;.Wlileh Canada, .IU.f-.
feses to Accent. - .
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1 WASHINGTON, July .-President Tift
has Indicated to several western senators
who were active opponents of Canadian
reciprocity that he would favor a repeal
of the act.' 1
- Some of those with whom the president
has talked think he may Bind a message
to congress on the Subject-or -will state
his position In his speech of' acceptance
when a committee of 'the' Chicago con
vention notifies him 6n August 1 of his
nomination. " Senate leaders say that so
far the president has had no direct' com
munication with the finance committee
on the subject nor sent any communica
tion to the committee saying he. favors
a repeal of the law. ' ' ' . , '
Mr. Taft will hot withdraw his own
support of Canadian reciprocity as a
principle, It is understood, but will take
the position that the United States should
not continue an offer that Canada refuses
to accept The reciprocity law continues
in effect in the United State notwith
standing Canada's refusal to endorse It-
Senators McCumber, Heyburn, Gronna
and others have urged a repeal and an
amendment was put on , the steel tariff
bin recently passed by congress and now
in conference providing for. such action.'
It is asserted among western senators
that if any tariff measure is passed in
the senate this week an amendment also
will be Incorporated for the repeal of the
reciprocity law. In case any one of these
bills reaches the president and is vetoed
it is expected he will make clear In his
veto message the fact that he would ap
prove a measure to repeal the reciprocity
WILSON IS WRITING
SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE
SEA GIRT, N. J., July 23.-Governor
Wilson today began ite write , his speech
of acceptance, which will be delivered
August 7. He Is at the home of a friend,
where he will deny -himself to all callers
until the speech is i completed. Me ex
pects to spend today and tomorrow at the
task and perhaps a portion of-Thursday.
"I expect to make the speech as short
as I can, ne saia, ; aunouga , Drevuy
will not be my principal aim." f '. '., .
Farmer Boy Killed or Lla-htntng.
- JACKSON,' Neb:, July 22. Henry Sulli
van,, an 8-year-old farmer boy, was killed
by lightning near here today while riding
a horse to the field with a coat to pro
tect his father from the rain. The horse
was also killed..
Tuesday Jmly 3S, 1013. . -. .
", The Senate; rt '. . T
Convened at 11 a- m. .
Postofflce appropriation bill, embracing
a parcels post system, was reported. '.
Senator Gardner spoke on. parcels post
Education ana iaoor committee ennorsea
bill creating a department of labor and
bill creating a commission on industrial
relations, both of which have passed the
The House. ;
Convened at noon. ' " ! " - ,
Resumed consideration of seamen's effi
ciency bill. - - - ,- f -
. Judiciary, committee . virtually, agreed
upon an Immediate Inquiry into the' ex
istence ana ramiiications -erxne so-caiied
Calif ornia Sugar
by J.D. Spreckles
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23,-AppllcaUon
was made the "superior , court here to
day for the disselutlen ef the California,
sugar Refining, company. we al
western branch of the ' 8ugsrt frost, he
petition was filed, by- Johft, iiiflf
president; and. AD.; Sprsclusg W vice
presioe-nt , ; .. ; ; , . . i , ;
Taking at. depositions ', in the federal
anti-trust suit against- the American
Sugar Refining company began her ' to
day before Wilson E. Pierce, special ex
aminer. .These witnesses have been, sum
moned: , - - ' : i - ?
William H. Hanhon; ;Adolph 0B.
Spreckles and Horace P. Howard of the
Western Sugar Refining -. company:
Charles -1 B. . Jennings. : sugar ; broker:
Robert Hlthel and George M. Rolph of
the California and .Hawaii- sugar Refin
ing company; Donald Y. Campbell, at
torney; Joseph :L. Howard. Alameda
Sugar company: Charles Sutro, banker;
John A. Buck of the Honolulu Plantation
company; Barlow Ferguson and Louis
Saronl, confectioners; Harvey D. Lovel
land, state railroad commissioner, and
Robert Oxnard, American Beet, Sugar
. Assistant United States District . At
torney Q. H. Derr of New York Is con
ducting the Inquiry.
Marked Rise in Oats, :
Wheat arid Colrn on:
Black Rust eRpdrts
CHICAGO, July 23. There was a sense
tlonal bulge In grain prices today, closing
figures showing net sdvances of as tmuch
as 2 cents for wheat, 2! cents for' corn
and eV cents for oats
The rise was especially marked In the
July options of corn and oats,. in. which
there was . a flurry as to a possible
squeeze against .traders, who were short
Wheat was mainly affected through un
easiness over, a. multiplicity of reports
concerning a spread of black rust ;
.'Notwithstanding that fluctuations, were
unusually wide, the total amount of trad
ing did not reach more than a moderate
total. ' Speculative Interest in corn and
oats had some time, ago been mainly
transferred to deferred deliveries.. As for
wheat although some damage from rust
was conceded to be probable, the major
ity of traders appeared , to .hold to the
view that ths crop as a whole was safe..
Kansas City Girl
: . , Attacked Mother
l KANSAS CITY, July 21-Edlth Gamble,
24 years old, shot and killed her father,
Charles Gamble, here today when be
broke into their residence, to which he
bad) been denied admittance, land at
tempted to attack his wife and daughter.
Mrs. Gamble recently sued her husband
for divorce. ' She and her . daughter were
taken to. a police station, where they are
Twelve Women Burn ;
. to Death in London
' LONDON, July 23. Twelve women were
burned to death and several others in
jured by fire this afternoon in Moor Lane.
the center of . the danger one of the
city of London. The fire occurred In a
building occupied by a number 'of cloth
ing ' manufacturers and Christmas card
makers. The women tried to escape by
the roof, but the flames on the. floor be
low "cut off any possibility of assistance
cy tne uremei . ,
REPORTS PARCELS POST BILL
. i 3 ,,
Senate Committee Strikes Oat Good
" Roads Section.
CHARGES ;ARE 0N.:g0NE ,t BASIS
Parcels System to Apply to fee rt.
- tf" f;Wt&rTCmtmu:.
: .JUagraSlaes tir Prelabt to '
'' WASKINGTON.'JUl 28.i-The post6fflce
appropriation bill, shorn of the good roads
proytslon proposed by the house, and' em
bracing a- revised ' parcels post ' system
with charges based on sones of dlstsnce,
was reported to the senate! today by the
postofflce 'committee. ' f'
The 'total' .applanations , proposed K by
the' bill are' above those of , the. house
measure, ', which carried ' approximately
1260,000,000. ' One of the principal increases
is In the pay of railroads for transport r
ing the malls, the senate committee add
ing more than $2,500,000., ' . - , , v
In . striking out the Shackleford good
noads feature, which provided for federal
Improvement of highways, the committee
recommended an investigation -by a spe
cial congressional commission and pro.
vides for no highway improvements until
this commission has reported.
The Bernhardt amendment In the house
bill for the : regular publication of the
names of stockholders of newspapers and
periodicals is changed to provide for pub
lication once a year. i ' t : - - r t ..
The parcels post section in the house
bill provided a flat rate of postage for all
distances.- The senate provision is that
of -the , Bourns.' bill,, slightly modified.
Senator Bourne recommended that third
and fourth class mall matter be combined
for the parcels post service, but the bill
makes the t parcels , post apply ; only to
fourth class matter. .
The, abolition of the present , system of
carrying second class mail by fast freight
under what Is known as. the ''blue tag"
system. Is provided, for. ' . r
A special , commission is also proposed
to Investigate, the 'subject of pneumatic
tube service, and whether' the goyernment
shall purchase that now in use in various
cities. "" . ' : , n ' ' ' , ''; ,-
t'alon - Provision Dropped. -The
senate committee struck out of the
house bill the provision giving to postal
employes . the. right to combine In labor
unions "and. the right to petition congress
for redress of their grievances, r i -
Steel cars for railway mall , service,
which were required by the house bill to
be. In. universal use by American rail
roads by .1317 are ,also required .by . the
senate olll... The house bill required . the
railroads to, replace 20 per, cent of lu
wooden, mall. cars .every, year, while the
senate 'bOl. : would glye ' the, roads one
rear ' of . grace and then require them-to
replace' 2S per' cent,' of .'their cars each
year for four years. ,
WANTS FEDERAL 0NTR0L
, DBS. MOINES, ,1a.,; jitty 23. President
F. M. Mitchell of Waterloo,, in opening
the second annual convention of the mas
ter painters and decorators of Iowa here
today, declared there should be a' law
providing for federal control of . labor
unions the same as corporations axe con
trolled., :He said the rutrictlons of the
Sherman antl-trush laws should be made
to apply' with, equal force to the labor
unions. .J y: - : ' -v-
YOUNG WOMAN MURDERED
IN. ROCK ISLAND PARK
" ' !..-' ' v w,
ROCK ISLAND, Et. July a-Fred
Gols shot and : killed ' Blanche Gugel
meyer at - Longview - park in ' this city
early . this morning and then 'shot ' him
self. . Both" live In Davenport .The man
is at "a 'hospital In 'a serious' condition '
JURY FIXES BLAME
FOR WRECK WHICH
Verdict Says' Bailroad Officials and
; mployi Are Besponsihle for !
; Collision Sear Chicago.
SIGNAL ABE HOT ADEftTTATE
Trains Cannot be Safely Bun in log-;
'With Present Appliances. " v
CHANGES - ABE BEC0MMENDED 1
Distance Signal is Suggested for
I'-: Each. Tower Station.
MBS. WILCOX IS CENSUBED
Operator Obeyed All Rales ef CossV
' pear, Bat treed Poor Jadgmestt r
-A11 Signal Operators t .
,. Should Be Men. . . .. , ' .'
CHICAGO, ; July 23. A erdict censur
ing both . employes . and officials of the
Chicago, Burlington Qulncy railroad
was returned today by a coroner's. Jury
which heard evidence tn. the Inquest Into
the cause of the death of the thirteen
persons killed in the wreck at Western
Springs on July 14 f .'.,,.
Chief among the recommendations in
the verdict . was one that men Instead of
women be employed in the signal towers
of the block system, and another that
distance signals be maintained at all tow
ers to supplement the regular block sig
nals. The Jury was out more than four
hoars. - '-;' h
" Mra - Julia A. Wllcpx, ' signal operator
at Western Springs the morning of the
wreck, was criticised by the Jury tor not
having shown good Judgment In permit"
ting the mail train to pass Hinsdale, the
station ' west ' ef her tower, before the
passenger train was in a place ot safety.
The 'verdict, however,; noted that;' Mrs.
Wilcox had not violated any rule of the
company in her manipulation of the sig
nals. ,f "- - "
. Recognition , of a public demand for
rapid operation of trains was included
in the verdict-which declared that train
could not be safely run at the high speed
demanded by the time schedules in foggy,
weather with the present signal service. .
' Engineer B. H. Brownson. reversed his
engine and stuck to his post when he
heard the warning torpedoes. This was
the substance of, the testimony of Fire
man Hugh O. Crane of the mall train,
who told his, story to Coroner Hoffman at
the Inquest today. ' ' f'; ;, ,
The.; fireman declared that' , the mall
trein. ran f rem, purUngtoa to Chicago at
a 'maklmum of t eynty-fye miles si
hour., The train was going close to seventy-five
miles an hour, he said,- shortly,
befers the wreck, but Its Speed was muca
reduced; before, the. crash , : ; . i
'r. dormer, Hjma f ked If the rules re
quiring , special care in foggy .weather
were generally observed by. engineers.
, "I have seen engineers who observe it
and , others who , do not," answered the
witness.., ,: i i )
to Jail for 9 Mbnthsj v ;
Files Appeal Bond
. WASHINGTON. July 23.-John Mitchell.
vice president of the American Federa
tion of. Labor, today was- sentenced in'
tbe District of Columbia. supreme court,
to , nine months imprisonment for con
tempt of court, growing out of, ths
ftucks' Stove and Ranse uimmnv
An appeal was taken and KOOO ball fur-
nished to abide by. ths decision of the'
upper court In the same case President
Samuel Gompers recently was sentenced
to one year and Secretary Frank Morri
son to six months. . ,
i Mr. Mitchell was not in court, but sent
S written statement waiving; his right to
be -present He was to have been son.
tenced last week, but Justice Wright then
aecnnea to pass sentence because he ob
jected to the; form., of waiver submitted
lor Mr. xuitcneii.
British Consols Sink :
; to New Low Record
. LONDON,-; July 23. Consols sank this
morning to the low figure of 1Z on the
stock exchange. . The increased- expendl
ture foreshadowed in the speech on tn
supplementary appropriation for the Brit
ish . navy mads . by Winston Spencer
Churchill,. first lord pf the admiralty, yes.
terday in the House ot Commons was the
immediate, cause of the fall, but consols
at present have very few friends, and any
attempt to put on the market even a
small block is the signal for a decline uv
the price..-" "' ' ,
SWEDISH SINGERS' UNION
! ; ?:MAY'MEET IN OMAHA
DULUTH, Minn., July 2S.-Members of
the American Union of Swedish singers
are' In possession of the' city. Over 600
visiting members from various parts of
the United States are attending the sev
enth blennlel sarigerfest Among the or
ganisations represented are:
Orpheus . Singing, society of Denver,
Colo., Bethany Male chorus of Llndaborg,
Kan., Swea Male and Olive Male choruses
of Moline, lit,' Svea Singing society of
Omaha, Neb., and Swedish Singers and
Svea sons of Rockford. 111. .
Omaha Is spoken of as the probable
place -for - the meeting four years hence. '
PATRICK DUNNE IS NOT -;
: UNDER ARREST IN MEXICO
WASHINGTON.' July ' 23. - Patrick -Dunne
of Jersey City, N. J., reported ar
rested by Mexican authorities and sen
tenced, to 'death is enjoying his freedom
In, the town of Bsxistaln, The State da.
partment at the request of Representa
tive Klnkald, found Dunne 'never ttad,
been ' under arrest nor. in danger of his .
Hie -. r.,":-,-.;".:.';-'-y y-;. '
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