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BANDS OF MD
THDGS IN STRIKE
Scores of Letters to Employers'
Managers Threaten Murder'
END OF THE STRIKE
IN SIGHT, IS THE BELIEF
Move Is Made to Call Meeting of
National Labor Federation
Chicago, May 15.Armed with an
entering wedge of confession that reg
ularly organized "violence commit
tees 'are operating against non union
ists in the teamsters stnke, Chicago
employers and officers of the law have
begun an effort to break up this cruel
svBtem and bring the conspirators to
Linked with information that mur
dei has been done by these "violence
committee s" of armed thugs is further
indication of plotted violence, in the
form of letters threatening death to
the leaders on the employers' side of
the teamster's strike.
"Slugging" Before Court.
Before Master in Chancery Sherman
a hearing of the miunctional cases con
tinued today, attornevs for the em
ployers woiking hard to obtain light on
the alleged "slugging" feature of the
strike to show that "violence commit
tees" exist for every union during times
of strikes and that men are trained for
slugging'' work and employed ex
clusively for that purpose.
It was declared today that if the
union men called as witnesses continued
in refusal to answer questions, orders
citing for contempt would surelv fol
Threatened with Death.
Fully one hundred letters threatening
death have been leceived by the half
dozen men who have been given wide
publicity as managers of the employers'
end of the teamsters' strike. Serious
consideration is being given the letters,
6ince exposures made by a confession of
a hired thug that he and others made a
business of slugging here at the rate of
$15 per person slugged.
Bodyguaids are now attending all the
principals on the employers' side of the
teamsters' strike, and all are accom
panied dav and night by guards. Sec
retary F/. W. Job of the Employers' as
sociation and Robeit J. Thome of Mont
fomery Ward & Co, admitted today
avmg received many threats.
Murder Case, from Strike.
Charles Casey, business agent of the
Carriage and Wagonmakers' umon, .No.
4. accused of being accessory to the
murder of Charles J. Carlstrom, who,
it is alleged, was brutally beaten to
death by alleged hired thues, waived
examination today and was held to the
criminal court without bail. The ex
amination of Casey's four companions
in the alleged plots was continued till
May 25. With one exception the bonds
of these men were fixed at $17,000. The
bonds of Henry J. Neumann, financial
secretary of the Carriage and Wagon I
makers' union, No. 4, who was arrested
at the same time as Casey, was fixed
at $25,000. Unable to furnish the nec
essary bonds, the men were returned
The police are concentrating their ef
forts today towards the capture of
George Muller, ex-president of the
union, who, acoordmg to the police,
took an active pait in the plans for
what is declared to have been a syste
matic "slugging crusade" against
N Note of Surrender.
International President Shea's ut
terances today contained no note indi
cating a purpose to surrender.
"The papers say we are weakening
he said, "but I want to say that if
any teamster comes into the meeting
tonight and advocates surrender, I will
not answer for him."
"Are you going to take any further
legal proceedings in the prosecution of
the strike?" he was asked.
"Legal proceedings," he exclaimed
in apparent disgust. "We will leave
that to the emplovers.t They have an
imunction,but injunctions do not drive
wagons. We shall not resort to legal
proceedings. The strike will be won
by the strength of the teamsters' or
See End of Strike Near.
News that the teamsters' executive
board would meet, and action of ice
wagon drivers in accepting the wage
schedule of last year, coupled with re
ports that dozens of strikers have ap
plied for their old positions at the de
partment stores, sustains a belief among
the employers that the end of the strike
is not far distant.
A meeting of the joint liverymen's
association is called to consider action
in relation to a threatened strike, of
2.000 cab drivers, who refuse to take
their passengers to stores under tne I
WALTER NEEF STRICKEN.
London, May 15 Walter Neef, Euro
pean manager of the Associated Press,
died this morning in Liverpool IJe was
bom in Chicago fort -eight years ago He
took chaige of the Associated Press for
eign service in 1890, having formerly been
assistant general manager with head
Quaiters in Chicago
ADMIRAL DEWEY IS BETTER.
Washington, May 15.The condition of
Admiral Dewey, tvlio was taken ill Sat
urday in New York and who returned to
his home in this city yasterday, is re
ported today to be better.
PAID MURDER AND THREATS
OF DEATH STIR CHICAGO
ACTION BY UNIONS
MAY END THE STRIKE
Chicago, May 15.Possible signs
of the end of the teamsters' strike
have appeared today. .President
Shea of the teamsters' union sent
a telegram to President Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor,
requesting a meeting of the national
board of that body to be held in
Chicago at the end of the week.
President Shea has also telegraphed
the national officers of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters
to come to Chicago forthwith. The
|teamsters' executive board will be
in session Wednesday or Thursday.
The move to bring the national
board of the American Federation
of Labor together was viewed by
labor officials and by the team
owners, who, thru their various as
sociations, have been striving to
bring about a conciliation between
the strikers and their employers, as
important in the direction of a set
tlement. This may take the form
of calling" off the strike. A tele
gram to President Gompers asked
that he call a meeting to be held in
Chicago not later than Saturday.
Five Months' Total of Auto Acci
dents in New York Is
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, May 15.Now are the
horrors of the Juggernaut of pagan In
dia mild in comparison with the slaugh
ter of the innocents by the modern jug
gernaut of the auto in this Christian
land of America.
Since Jan. 1 the automobile accidents
New York and vicinity have num
bered 793. Of these, 43 were in the
week just elapsed. In 62 cases men,
women and children were done to death.
From the whole number may be selected
between 50 and 70 which have rendered
their victims permanent cripples.
And yet no guilty owner or driver
of a murderous automobile has been
punished for manslaughter. The sever
est penalty has been a moderate fine,
and many have even escaped paying this
Of the 62 fatal accidents, 53 of them
took place when the owner of the auto
mobile was in the car. I is an awful
list which presents these facts, but the
record is just the bare truth. In 27
of those fatal cases, the owner was at
the wheel. Those 27 oases were repre
sented by 23 members of licensed clubs.
There have been, every now and
Hhn, accidents which are aggravated
by the utmost heartleBsness. The other
day a man was run down in Brooklyn
by an automobile in which, in addi
tion to two men, were two women. One
of the women shrieked -out, "Get on,
Harry, vou have killed him,'/ and the
automobile fled, leaving the victim dead
on the ground.
New York, however, has no monopoly
of such occurrences, as reports from
other cities plainly show.
TAFT FOR PLACE
Washington Rumor Has Change
in Cabinet Coming Next
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 15.There is a ru
mor today that Attorney General Moody
is to retire from the cabinet in the fall,
to resume his private law practice
Boston, and that the president" will
name Secretary Taft as his successor.
There is a sentimental reason for this.
Secretary Taft's father served first as
secretary of war, and later as attorney
general, and his son would, therefore,
be glad to fill this same position. But
of more weight than the sentimental
reason is the practical reason for such
Taft today is potentially the strongest
man mentioned for the republican
nomination in 1908, and if the president
desires Taft to be the next president,
he could not indicate that desire more
strongly than by placing Taft in a posi
tion where he could add greatly to his
already large prestige.
If Chief Justice Fuller were to retire
from the supreme bench-prior to 1908,
there would be an opportunity to name
Taft for that position. The chances
are, however, that Taft, while prefer
ring a judicial career, would not feel
inclined to put the presidency aside.
In addition to talk of Moody's re
tirement, it may be stated that Secre
tary Morton is to retire in the fall. Sec
1 rPl,e* AMti /Innnvtrl ll1^/^v +V/ev I ..'n J.1
union ban. Th resulU dependsa uoon1 th
determination of the tealnsters' -|Oint
Accident Unheeded by Mob.
Responding t$ a riot call from po
licemen who were unable to cope with
a mob of strike sympathizers last night,
a patrol wagon hurrying to the scene
collided with a crowded streetcar, se
riously in-jurmg nine "persons and bruis
ing a dozen others.
Regardless of the victims of the
wreck, the assailants of a cletective
and nonunion workman, whose actions
had caused the appeal for police pro
tection, continued their attack until
calls brought a score of policemen, who
were compelled to fight their way thru
the mob. The policemen used their
clubs vigorously and arrested fifteen
men who weie seen throwing stones or
threatening the non union men.,
tary Shaw will retire next February,
wne he will have served four years.
Secretary Hay has written the presi!
dent, the letter having been received
yesterday, that he has fully recovered
his health and will sail for home June
7. This sets at rest for the present talk
of a vacancy in the state department.
Blanchard Coming West.
Clarence J. Blanchard, statistician of
federal reclamation service, left Wash
ington yesterday for Chicago and Min
neapolis, where he will spend several
days' leave. will leave Chicago
June 1 with a party consisting of mem
bers of the house and senate commit
tees on irrigation, for a trip thru the
irrigation states, Viewing works now
in progress, and attending the opening
of the Truekee canal in Nevada, the
first Under the federal law. Mr. Blanch
ard will then establish headquarters at
Portland, where he will remain until
late in October.
STRONG* GOTHAM BANKER, DEAD.
New York, May 15 William E Strong,
a well-known banker and broker, is dead
at his home here from pneumonia He
was born Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1836 and
became a member of the New York
stock exchange In 1868
KILLED BY TRAIN WRECKERS.
Emporia, Kan May 15 Stv passen
sengers were injured, two fatally, fn a
tram wreck caused oy wreekers, a mile
east of Emporia, yesterday. This is the
fourth attempt by Wreckers iifc the same
place four months. i-
WOMAN IN FLAG
Female Crusader Attempts to Stop
Sunday Baseball Games in
Special to The Journal.
Hutchinson, Minn., May 15.Wrap-
ped in an American flag and bearing^ a
copy of the Minnesota statutes, Mrs. M.
Lilne Slaight yesterday took up the
crusade against Sunday baseball in
Hutchinson and invaded the diamond
in an attempt to prevent the game. The
crusade was begun by the Hutchinson
clergymen, but was dropped when the
city authorities declined to act on their
petition to suppress Sunday games. A
game between Hutchinson and Cokato
teams was announced for yesterday.
Mrs. Slaight, who is well known thru
out Minnesota connection with the
W. C. T. U. and I. O. G. T., sent pro
tests to the churches which were read
at the morning services. She then pla
carded the town with notices declaring
that "100 mothers" had decided no
Sunday baseball should be played
When the crowd assembled for the
game, placards were found declaring
that "to molest the flag while it is
floating in defense of law is high trea
son When George P. Jones'Jones
of Bock"as umpire, called "Play
ball," Mrs. Slaight, flag-enwrapped,
took a position between pitcher and
catcher. Chadderdon, the pitcher, tried
curving the ball around her. Then, two
batteries were put on the field, and
Mis. Slaight dodged about, endeavor
ing to prevent play. She succeeded in
blocking fast play, and the crowd took
up solution or the problem, gathering
closely around her and moving off the
field, Mrs. Slaight protesting vehement
ly. The ruse succeeded and the game
But Mrs. Slaight announced that, tho
temporarily defeated, she would carry
the case up and would telegraph to
Washington the news of this action
against the American flag.
OIL KING FAVORS
A CHURCH TRUST
Rockefeller Commends His New
York Pastor for Standard
trust, had set a good example for the
churches. Bev. Dr. Johtfson, the pas
tor of the Fifth Avenue Baptist churchy
preached a long sermon on the import
ance of doing away with creeds and
dogmas, and the organization of a great
universal church, where all Christians
can worship the one living God.
After the service Dr. Johnson joined
the group gathered about Mr. Rocke
feller. The latter graBped him by the
hand and congratulated him on his ser
mon. "Doctor," he said, I enjoyed
your sermon very much."
Message of he Church.
"Thank you," replied Dr. Johnson.
Do you know, Mr. Rockefeller. I think
it is the message of th church today.
I has got to come, otherwise the
churches will be swept aside in the
march of progress."
"Excuse me for speaking sharply,"
said Mr. Rockefeller, "but when we
first began* work in consolidating the
competitive system everybody said:
'You cannot do it: it can*t be done.'
W said: 'It can be done it must be
done it has got to come,' and today
we are vindicated in our judgment, for
we ^an show the world the progress
achieved by consolidation and its bene
fits to civilization. A we become more
an"d more imbued with the spirit of
Jesus Christ, individually, I mean, the
church will naturally follow in the same
channel and tend toward one great
Son Greets Bible Class.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., greeted his
Bible class yesterday after a five
months' absence, and bade them fare
,well until the fall. explained tia
the condition of his health would not
ermi him to resume his duties as
for the rest of the ^season. From
the sad tenor of his remarks, it is be
lieved that he contemplates resigning
the leadership of the class. During his
address, Mr. Rockefeller's repeated
reference to the will of God in the mat
ter of meeting the class again' was
taken to indicate a feeling or despond
ency over the state of his health. After
addressing the class, he left the church
The Bible class will close for the
summer two weeks.
SGORES ARE INJURED
"Vienna, May lj3.Fire broke out at
noon today in the heart of Vienna and
a force of firemen and police assem
bled on the spot. The firemen were
nust entering the burning building when
a heavy explosion of celluloid occurred
and between thirty-five and forty per
sons, including firemen, police, passers
by and employees were iniured, some
of them seriously.
STANDARD OIL SHARES
DRAW $9 THIS TIME
New York, May 15.The Standard
Oil company of JSTew Jersey has de
clared a dividend for the quarter of
$9 a share, payable June 15. The pre
vious dividend declared by the compa
ny in March was $15 a share, and at
this time last year a dividend of $8
a share was declared.
BUILDING TRADES IN COUNCIL.
Buffalo -J May 15 More than 100 dele
gates were in attendance when the con
vention of the structural Building Tradei
alliance of America was called to order
today, representing 800,000 wage earners
engaged in the building industry. Frank
Buchanan of Chicago is president of the
MONDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1905.
I AR WITH TURKS
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, May 15.John Bocke*
feller said yesterday the Standard Oil
company, by its success in consolidating l^f i^jS^^a^TniJsnl to^^Tbefow
many small companies into a great
Sends Sultan Ultimatum Demand
ing Recognition of Rouman
Trouble Grows Out of Two Illegal
Arrests Made by Turkish
New York Sun Specif Service.
Rome, May 15,A telegram from
Bucharest states that in consequence
of the illegal arrest by Turkish author
ities of two Eumaman citizens, the
fovernment of Romania has sent Tur
ey an ultimatum^
The ultimatum demands the imme
diate release of the men arrested, and
an official recognition of Bnmanian na
tionality. Turkey, has not yet com
May 4 the Limit.
May 23 is the ultimatum's limit, and
the situation is regarded as extremely
serious. The Bumanian government has
communicated to ^the members of the
diplomatic corps in Bucharest notice
of the issue of the ultimatum and its
tenor and has telegraphed its ministers
in foreign capitals to make it known to
the governments to whom they are ac
The people and press of Bucharest
are giving hearty support to the ener
getic attitude adopted by King Charles
and are demanding that the army be
put in readiness for every emergency.
Italian opinion favors Rumania's ac
Rumania'^ War Force.
The entire strength of the Bumanian
army is in three divisionsthe active,
the militia and the general leave.
Every man, after his twenty-first year,
is liable to military service. The ac
tive army has two subdivisions, active
and territorial. lit the former branch,
in 1904, there were 66,120 officers and
men, and in the latter 7j2,T00 The war
footing of the nation, is put at 3,984
officers. 170,000 men and 43,114 horses.
The infantry uses the Manlicher re
The navy, which is gradually expand
ing, has one protected cruiser of 1,320
tons and 4,900 horsepower^ the Mircea,
a composite brig and training ship
seven gunboats, six coast-guard Vessels
and six first-class and wo second-class
DRANK POISON BY
MISTAKE IN DARK
Mrs. Annie Mathiason Took Laud
anum and Died Despite
TS.TB. Apnie Bat3jj
avemre, NE, swjf"
nearly an ounce
nhvaiMa rtmi1^ rrevive,
physicia* could her.
Mrs. Mathiason: has been suffering
with stomach trouble for some weeks
and in the night she arose to take
some medicine. Without getting a
light she Tricked up a bottle and drank
some of the contents. I was too late
when she noticed the difference in
taste and she asked her husband to
call a doctor.
She immediately fell asleep, and al
tho the physician Worked over her she
sank rapidly and died in a short time.
She was 61 and is survived by several
TRUST JURY TO PROBE
STEEL AND DRUGS NEXT
Chicago, May 15.Following the
resen investigation of the packing in
by the federal grand jury, ac
cording to the Chicago Chronicle, steps
will be taken by the federal authori
ties to make an investigation of the drug
and steel industries, with a view to
determining whether the large firms in
control of the bulk of those industries
are not violating the antitrust laws.
The secret-service men, it is said, are
now at work securing evidence to be
used in connection with the two new
inquiries, and it is asserted Attorney
General Moody has practically outlined
the course which the officials in charge
of those prosecutions shall pursue.
Information concerning the inquiries
has been communicated to officials and
attorneys for the large steel and drug
corporations, who declare th at they
have nothing to conceal.
HIS MOTHER'S DEATH
REVEALED BY DREAH
New York Sun Special Service.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 15.William
Craw, a 19-year-old patient in the
Bridgeport hospital, has amazed the
surgeons by a mysterious faculty of
"seeing things" in dreams before they
happen or about the time they happen.
Mrs. Eosa Jepson, a sister of the young
man, who is recovering'from the loss
of a leg in a railroad accident, called
on him. His mother died after he was
taken to the hospital and his sister
feared to break the news.
"Mother had another of those bad
spells last night," she said.
Why, mother is dead now,'' said the
young man sadly. Then he told of a
dream. I knew she was dead last
night when I had a dream at 10
o'clock," he said. The boy's mother
died at 10 o'clock, the hour he had the
dream. JEKYLL-HYDE DEFENSE
IN A MURDER TRIAL
Somerville, N. J., May 15.That
George A. Wood had a dual personality,
and that his better nature knows noth
ing of anything that ay be done un
der the influence of the evil spell
will be the defense made by Wood's
attorney in has trial here today for
the murder of George Williams last
winter. I is believed this will be the
first time this defense has been offered
in a murder case. Williams was found
shot to death in his sleigh near his
home. had started to drive a
strange man to a farmhouse some dis
tance away. Wood was arrested and
identified as the man who had accom
panied Williams. claimed that for
three days his mind had been a blank
and that be remembered nothing of
A MT'L'S LABEL
IN CROKER'S HAT
It Also Bore the Initials '.'D. N.
B."Salesman Can't Re
Did Herbert V. Croker, the son of
Richard Croker, spend some time
Minneapolis before going to Kansas
Citv where he met death?
Did he come to Minneapolis after
leaving his home in New York and
spend some time here under an as
These questions may seem far
fetched, but there is reason for them
and they may furnish a clue to his
movements immediately preceding his
When found dead on the train at
Newton, Kan., he was wearing a hat
which bore the label of the Powers
Mercantile company of Minneapolis.
The initials D. N. B. were punched in
The salesman in the hat department
said today that he was unable to place
the hat, as there was nothing unusual
about the initials and most hats are
so marked when sold. stated that
with the hat before him he might be
ablo to recall the person to whom it
was sold, especially if it happened to
be an extreme style.
I Croker was not in Minneapolis
and did not buy the hat here himself
it is possible that he exchanged hats
with some person.
"NOT FOUL-PLAT VICTIM"
Richard Croker, Jr., Believes Brother's
Kansas City, May 15.Richard Cro
ker, Jr., arrived here today on the way
to New Yoik city with the body of his
brother, Herbert V. Croker, who was
found dead on a Santa tram near
Newton, Kan., Friday morning. After
a talk at Central station with Chief of
Police John Hayes, Mr. Croker said:
I am satisfied with the investiga
tion the police have made of my
brother's movements while in Kansas
City. I have nothing to say about his
death except that I am sure he died
from natural causes that he was not
the victim of foul play."
United States Will Not Take Sides
but Will Follow Washing-
New York Sun Special Service.
Washington, May 15.President
Boosevelt has settled the question as
to Morocco raised by the recent sen
sational declaration of the emperor of
Germany, so far as the United States
This government will not side with
Germany, despite the alluring over
tures made by that government, nor
will it uphold the policy enunciated by
Great Britain and France in their en
tente cordiale last year in connection
with the Moorish empire. The presi
dent will adhere to the traditional at
titude which found birth George
Washington's famous declaration, "no
The president's decision has found
expression in cable instructions sent by
Acting Secretary of State Loomis to
Minister Gummere at Tangier. "You
will maintain friendly relations," the
minister is told, "with the German,
British and French ministers. ou will
ascertain promptly and report anything
they may do. But you must not in
volve yourself in questions which have
been raised in connection with the fu
ture of Morocco."
It is an instruction so clear that
there can be no doubt as to the attitude
of this government. Minister Gum
mere will not communicate it to his
colleagues. simpiy will observe it.
The president has no wish to be
drawn into the vortex of the world's
politics. William may row with Eus
sia, with Japan, with France, with
Great Britain, or with whom he pleases.
President Eoosevelt intends to act only
where and when American interests are
menaced, and it is in order that the
government may be in a position to act
vigorously and effectively, it is ex
plained, that he so earnestly ured the
country in his speech at Chicago to
provide a big and efficient navy.
FOUR SAFES RLOWN AT
MADISON.WIS., IN A NIGHT
Madison, Wis., May 15.An organ
ized band of thieves is believed to be
operating in Madison. Last night
safes were blown in the offices of A.
E. and J. v. Fredericksoh, contractors
J. A. Snell, fruit dealer W. Frick, con
tractor and J. H. FindorfE's planing
mill. The residence of Edward Han
son, president of the Wisconsin Wagon
company, was also broken into. Noth
ing of value was taken at any place.
GOPHER GIANT, ONCE
WITH BARNUM, IS DEAD
Special to The Journal.
Bed Wing, Minn., May 15.Iver Da
vidson, the giant who traveled for
many years with Barnum, died yester
day at his home in Eoscoe, this county,
aged 46. was seven feet wo inches
BABY KILLED BY RAT BITE.
Columbus, Ohio. MayJ.5.The 1-month-
old child of Henry Yantes, which was bit
ten by a rat about a week ago, died to
day. The baby was left in the cradle by
its mother, and when she returned she
saw a rat Citing the face of the screaming
JURY I N DR KOCH'SXASE
DISAGREES A SECOND TIME
AGED PAIR BURNED IN HOME. "v-
Winfield, Kan, May 15.William Buch
els and wife, at Udall, were burned to
death early today in a fire,* started appar
ently from an exploding lamp,-destroying
their home. Buchels was 90 years old
and his wife wa S8. The woman was j-about*
GEORGE B. XOOH, &
Who Must Stand a Third Mai for
"A Murder. S
Anoka Murder Case May Go to
the Jury by This
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., May 15.The defense
in the Kolb-Hammon trial is nearly
thru and the state will take little time
for rebuttal. Both sides hope to give
the case to the jury tonight, but it is
more probable that Judge Giddings will
wait and charge the jury the first thing
Hammon was cross-examined this
morning. said that he and his
had gone to Keegan's lake to
meet two girls, and were to bring them
baek to the city. All had money and
might have taken the car. denied
that revolvers were carried and did not
remember that Kolb had a package or
said he heard of the murder at
breakfast time Wednesday morning but
did not read any of the accounts. Oth
ers told him the story.
Not a Strong Witness.
John Wooster, the farmer who at
tended the hackmen's ball the night of
the murder and# who waB in the saloon
when" Kolb claimed to ha ve bought a
can of beer .at 6:40, did not prove a
strong witness. John Maloney, the por
ter at the Grand Central hotel saloon,
who, it is claimed, was also- present at
the "heer-by-the-clock "transaction, fol
lowed, but Was not positive in his state
John Fleetham of Columbia Heights
was called to impeach the testimony of
the Kriskos. said they had made
different statements concerning the
holdup to him, and were not so posi
tive as at the trial.
Kolb went on the stand to identify
the coat with a hole in the pocket.
claimed at the first trial that a black
cloth found in his room had been pro
cured to mend a pocket. Louis Kraemer
repeated his testimony concerning the
masks and of his acquaintance with the
George Merrill, a deputy sheriff,
swore that Kalderwit had told him that,
when arrested, he weighed 185 pounds,
and that he had lost 35 or 40 ponuds
The defense* expected to call its last
witnesses this afternoon. The defend
ants appeared more .nervous than at any
time. The conviction of Kalderwit has
left them worried over the outcome of
BE HUNG AUG, 8
Sensational Story of Plan of
Escape Told by Murderer
Edward Gottschalk will be hanged
for the murder of Edward Hartmann
Aug. 8. Governor Johnson took up
the case today, and after a consulta
tion with the attorneys, fixed upon the
Sheriff Anton Miesen of St. Paul
learned today of a plot hatched by Wil
liam Williams and Gottschalk to es
cape from the county jail. TAe sheriff
believes that the removal of Gottschalk
from the third to another floor pre
vented the attempt.
The information came from Williams,
who took the sheriff to the end of the
corridor on the third floor, where the
shower baths are located. Williams
showed the sheriff that one of the sec
tions of the pipes connected with these
shower baths had been loosened so that
it could be removed.
This section was about -two feet in
length and with a heavy iron nut on
one end. The scheme, Williams says,
was for ^Gottschalk to secure the pipe
and conceal it in his cell until a jailer
came with food. Then he was to knock
him senseless, steal his keys, lock him
in the cell, release Williams and the
two were to force their way out of
Gottschalk brands the story as a
"pipe dream" of Williams.
$8,000 TAPESTRY IN
New York Sun Special Service.^
/New York, May 15.George Crocker,
who arrived from Liverpool, aboard the
White Star liner Cedric, had a bundle
done up in a shawl-strap. When asked
what it contained, he said it was just
a bit of tapestry that he wanted to pay
duty on. On his own declaration the
assessors decided that the duty on the
tapestry, which is wo feet wide and
twenty-eight feet long, and of the age
of Louis XIV, would amount to $3,000.
Mr. Crocker said he-had bought it for
,000. paid he duty and
THE BEST WAY TO SEE
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
SEVEN VOTED T0*J
Jury Made First Report at 9 a.m.
Today and Was Sent Back
by the Court. 1'
IS LATER REPORTED
Question of Bail and a Third: Trial
Next Month Will Be Set
tied on Monday.
Special to Th* Journal. ~':y---
Mankato, Minn- May 18JFor a sec*
ond a jury his disagreed as to he
KOLB AND AMMON
iilt innocence of Dr. George
charged with the brutal murder:
of Dr. Louis A. Gebhardt.
A third trial, which will be held is
Mankato, probably the last of June, ia
now under discussion and mavj-eoon be
First Report at 9 un. Vs
Just before 9 o'clock this moralng
the jury filed in from its room and re-
orte its inability to agree to Judge'
The vote, the foreman said, was 7 to,
5, and in the balloting for eighteen
hours past there had been no change.
N statement was made as to whether
the majority favored acquittal or eon'*'
Judge Cray directed the jury to re
turn to its room and make another ef
fort to agree. spoke of the im
mense cost and great importance of he
trial and told the jurors it was their i
duty to agree upon a verdict if they
could do so without violence to theup
The judge further said that he would
receive the jury again at 11 o'clock
and if there was any prospect at all at
that hour for an agreement he would &-
send the jury back for further delibera*
Discharged by the Court.
Again at 11 o'clock, after having
been out exactly forty-seven hours, he
3ury reported that it was hopelessly di
vided and was thereupon discharged by
The court commended the jurors in ~?4
strong terms for the fidelity and care 3
with which they had followed the evi
dence and the determination indicated
to arrive at a verdict if* it were possi
ble. They had, the court said, per
formed their whole duty and were now
free to return to their lomes and voca
Question of a Bond for Koch.
The young dentist defendant, disap
pointed beyond measure, will be kept in
mil here until Monday, and possibly 4
longer, as the state, consistent with its *"'J
attitude at the close of the first trial
at New Ulm, is opposed to his release
on bonds and contends that the bonds
furnished by him and under which he
has enjoyed his freedom several months,
The defense takes an opposite stand, 3
of course, and Judge Cray will hear he A
arguments of both sides here on Mon
day next. I was impossible for him ^s
to dispose of the matter today, as he'
was compelled to start at noon for St,
James to convene a term of court fo* 3
The question of a third trial was
brought up by Senator Somerville, who!
asked if it could not be discussed on,
Monday when the bail matter is to I
come up. The court said it could, and'
both matters are to be considered Mon*
day next at 8 a.m. "SI
County Attorney Wilson and Mr. Ab &%
bott both said in conversation that he
case would undoubtedly come on for
trial in June, probably following the|.
regular term. A to there being a
third trial there seems little doubt. -*J
Dr. Koch showed great disappoint
ment on account of the second disagree- &
ment. had looked forward to ac-"**J
quittal, and said soon after the juryi^
retired on Saturday that he would gof 1
back to New TJlm at once and resume
the practice of dentistry. is par
ticularly anxious to get out on bail. ^fk
The court took a recess until 8 a.m.
How he Jury Stood.
I has iust been learned that seven
jurors voted for conviction.
Gave TJp Hope Last Night.
Koch Angered. _-
Dr. Koch would not discuss the
Third Trial Assured. *"3j
on Monday. Immediately Dr. Koch's.Jp
relatives and close friends here, also
his attorneys, gathered around him. All! -a
were downcast, but did everything _^
possible to cheer him. up. __ *p
At midnight last night the attorney!
for Dr. Koch, who had been hoping
against hope for a verdict of acquittal,
practically admitted that an agreement
Jjdge Cray went to his chambers i a
the courthouse twice yesterday aWd sent
word to the jurors that he was ready to
give instructions or to receive a verdict,
but no reply was made from the jury
Dr. Koch has spent two anxious nights
in jail. Some of his relatives were
with him all day Sunday. a"rtd in he
afternoon the pastor of the Lutheran _:
church, of which his relatives are mem
bers, visited the jail and remained with
him a long time.
with the reporters. Once when asked
if he expected an acquittal he showed
some anger and replied:
"It don't make any difference what
I look for^that don't affect the jury
any. It's ettough to know I ought to
$26,000,000 IN TAXES
AT STAKE IN COURT
New York, May 15.Twenty-six mil
lion dollars will be contributed to tbe
tax fund of Greater New York if the'
decision, expected today from the
United States supreme court on the,
franchise-tax law should be favorably!
to the city.
In the hope of a victory for
city, Controller Grout has for the last*4
three days had his office -force busy*
preparing a complete tabulation of alt
the taxes due the city under the fran
chise-tax law, together with interest*,
aw iate effeet ia-*
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