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TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL E POUND O N PAGE EIGH.-
NEAREST
Competitor
14 Pages
66 Columns Adv.
57 Cols. Beading
36 Columns Adv.
62 Cols. Beading
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Bomb in His Pocket, Intended
for Governor General, Ex
plodes.
DETECTIVES ON HIS
TRAIL ALSO &ILLED
Bodies of the Dead Torn
ShredsNine Others In
jured.
THREE KILLED BY
BOMB IN WARSAW
TERRORIST, VICTIM
OF HIS OWN PLOT
to
Warsaw, Russian Poland, May 19.
A workman who was trying to avoid
the observation of two detectives on
Miodowa street at noon today, stum
bled on the curb of the sidewalk, and
a bomb which he was carrying in his
pocket exploded, killing him and both
detectives and injuring several who
were passing.
The bodies of the victims were lit
erally blown to pieces. A cafe near
the scene of the explosion was demol
ished, all the windows in the neigh
borhood were smashed, and a lamp
post was torn out of the ground.
The authorities are convinced that
the bomb was intended for Governor
General Maximovitch. It is#now dis
closed that he was attending the serv
ices in honor of the czar's birthday at
the cathedral, which is situated at the
corner of Dluga and Miodowa streets,
a few yards from the scene of the ex
plosion. All the high officials and
members of Russian society here also
were present. The governor general
had recently been threatened with a
bomb attack. The police accordingly
exercised the greatest vigilance when
ever he leaves the castle.
After the officials had entered the
cathedral detectives observed a poorly
dressed man loitering on Miodowa
street. When the man saw the detec
tives he ran toward the entrance of a
confectioner's store, when he either
tripped or threw the bomb backward
at the detectives. The explosion oc
curred only a minute before the people
commenced to pour out of the cathe
dral. Three minutes later the govern
or general would have passed the spot.
Cossacks who were hastily summoned
soon cleared the streets and the gov
ernor general drove by another route
to the castle.
In all nine persona were wounded.
When a correspondent of the Assoei
tte Press reached the scene the muti
remains were still lying in the
roadway, portions of them being on
the sidewalks twenty yards distant.
The roadway was covered with debris.
PEOPLE CHANGE CHURCHES
"Unsslans Take Advanta ge of Grant of
Religious Freedom.
St. Petersburg, May 19.Under the
grant of religious freedom the heads
of the non-orthodox religions are mak
ing preparations for evangelical work.
Last Sunday an orthodox Eussian
took communion in the Anglo-American
churchan act which heretofore would
have subjected not only the communi
cant but the pastor or the church to
severe penalties.
Thirty Hebrews of St. Petersburg
who had become orthodox have formal
applied for permission to Teturn to
their ancient faith.
NO HOSTILE ACT
IN N. P. CHANGES
This Is One View of the Ousting
of Harriman, but There
Are Others.
Speoial to The Journal.
New York, May 19.No well-in
formed man in the financial community
regard s. the elimination of Harriman
and representatives of Harriman inter
ests from the Northern Pacific board
as an act of overt hostility. As a
matter of fact, the Union Pacific proxy
was voted for the board elected yes
terday. Changes in directorate seem
largely to have been made to avert
conflict with various state laws for
bidding directors of one railroad to
sit on a board of a competing system,
and well authenticated information is
to the effect that satisfactory progress
is making in arriving at permanent
peace in the railroad situation in the
northwest.
Nevertheless the fact remains that
in the last few months Harriman and
representatives of the Harriman in-'
terests have been dropped from three
directorates, Northern Securities, Kan-'
as City Southern and Northern Pa
cific A friend of Harriman said not
long ago:
I told one of Harriman's intimates
some time ago that he was trying to do
too much, that he could not satisfactor
ily take care of all the irons he had
in the fire, even if he did not stir up
enmity by the apparent boundlessness
of his ambition."
The view is advanced in Wall street,
however, that Harriman is not parting
peacefully with anything that he is not
willing to give up. is universally
known to be an implacable, bitter hater.
His attitude towards Hill has always
been contemptuous, hence the stock
speculators view the situation with
more or less alarm.
The Hill people having secured the
upper hand are naturally in favor of
peace, but the course that Harriman
will actually take in the future cannot
be predicted.
PEARSONS GIVES HIS
ALMA MATER $50,000
Hew York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, May 19.Following his de
claration thiVt he intends aiding small
colleges to the exclusion of the larger
institutions, Dr. D. K. Pearsons has
given $50,000 on Montpelier seminary,
Montpelier, Vt., his alma mater. The
only condition of the gift is that it be
comes an endowment and that $100,000
additional be raised within a year.
Seventy years ago Dr. Pearsons,
whose benefactions have aided many
struggling educational institutions, was
a student working his way thru New
CONSTANTINE MAXIMOVITCH,
Governor General of Warsaw, Whose
Would-Bo Assassin Was
Killed Today.
LA FOLLETTE
SOON TO RESIGN
Passage of the Rate Bill Leaves
Him Free to Enter the
Senate.
Friends Say He Will Retire as
Governor Soon After Legis
lature Adjourns.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., May 19.Now that
the senate has unanimously passed the
railroad rate bill, interest is centered
in Governor a Toilette's plans. His
most intimate associates say he will
sign the bill as soon as it passes the
assembly, where no opposition is looked
for, and will then appoint the commis
sion and resign the governorship to
take his seat in the senate.
The governor will devote part of the
summer to his Chautauqua and other
engagements, of which he has more
than a hundred. When congress meets
in December he will be found in Wash
ington.
The personnel of the new railway
commission is the subject of some spec
ulation. It has been assumed that Kail
road Commissioner J. W. Thomas and
Labor Commissioner Halford Erickson
would be two of the three appointees,
but the dragging in of Mr. Thomas'
name in the senate debate on the ques
tion has rather weakened his ohances.
T. A. Edmonds, a member of the La
Follette state central committee, and a
La Follette appointee -on the board of
regents, is said by some to be slated
for a place. A rumor has been going
the rounds that Judge Charles M.
Webb, who was a candidate for the sen
ate against the governor, will be giv
en a place on the commission as a re
ward, to the Webb supporters in the
senate for voting for the bill.
A early adjournment of the legisla
ture is now looked for. "Two weeks
more" is the slogan, of the rural mem
bers.
The railroad rate commission will be
appointed and Governor LaFollette will
resign within wo weeks after the ad
journment. This was given out today
by a close friend of the governor.
CANAL PURCHASES
WILL BE LIMITED
No Foreign-Built Ships to Be
Bought, and Few Supplies
to Be Secured.
Washington, May 19.Secretary
Taft has decided not to buy any for
eign-built ships at present, nor to pur
chase abroad any material for the Pan
ama canal construction beyond that
needed for immediate use.
This decision does not mean that the
president and Secretary Taft have
any degree changed the policy recently
announced to govern purchases for the
canal work, it being' explained that they
do not intend to take advantage of the
present situation by stocking up heav
ily in material and ships in anticipation
or restrictive legislation by congress at
its next session.
It is stated on authority that the
president and Secretary Taft would
gladly receive any instructions from
congress and execute them in the spirit
in which the legislation is conceived.
But as the law stands, the material
must be bouhgt in the cheapest market,
in' the view or the president, Secretary
Taft and Chairman Shontz.
They have discovered that congress
itself practically held this view in the
case or the Philippine transport serv
ice. May 21, 1902, Secretary Boot
wrote a letter to the house committee
on military affairs, "warmly approv
ing" a pending measure authorizing a
preference to American shipping in the
Philippine trade, provided the charges
made did not exceed the prices paid to
own'ers of foreign vessels by more than
10 per cent. This measure was favora
bly reported by the house committee orf
military affairs, but was defeated on
the flooor of the house.
Some representations have been made
to the executive that if the execution of
the new policy is delayed until congress
reassembles, directive legislation will be
passed immediately thereafter.
The decision was reached to make no
abnormal purchases of material, wmle
as to the needed shipping the canal com
mission will proceed immediately to
charter such foreign' ships as may be
necessar yto transport construction ma
terial to the isthmus.
berry academy, now Montpelier semi- to Mr. Carnegie demanded that the
naiyv
'money to purchase the site be voted.
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MONEY IS YOTED FOR
PEAGE PALACE SITE
The Hague, May 19.The second
chamber of the states general today, by
56 to 5 votes, appropriated $280,000 to
purchase a twelve-acre site for the pal
ace of peace for which Andrew Carnegie
donated $1,500,000. The opposition con
tended that the powers should co-oper
ate in providing this sum, but the pre
mier, Dr. Kuyper, replied that the honor
of the Netherlands and its gratitude
AERIAL TORPEDO
TO SHOWER DEATH
New War Engine Will Hurl De
struction by Rocket-Like
Flight.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
New York, May 19.Joseph J. Mc
Jntyre, president of the American Pro
jectile Manufacturing company, has
demonstrated the power and efficiency
of a new weapon of his own invention,
which he declares may revolutionize
the modern methods of warfare.
The new projectile is an aerial tor
pedo shaped like and operated in the
manner of a huge rocket. The shells
are fired at any angle or trajectory,
rapidly sailing a distance of from 1,000
yards to a mile. Immediately on
striking any object they explode with
terrific force, scattering a hail of
shrapnel steel pellets over an area 400
or 600 feet in circumference.
It is asserted by the company that
the aerial torpedoes can be easily car
ried about, fifty rockets being a light
load for a pack mule over rough coun
try, and in case of accident all possi
bility of premature explosion has been
guarded against.
The shells are brass cylinders, three
inches in diameter and about twenty
inches long. The lower half of the cyl
inder contains a heavy charge of gun
powder, the lifting power of the rock
et, with time fuses attached. The up
per half in the center is filled with
dynamite or other high explosives.
Around this is a layer of plaster of
Paris, in which is embedded hundreds
of shrapnel steel bullets. The whole
is topped with a brass cone, at the
apex of which is a highly sensitive
detonator, so delicate that the smallest
impact causes the explosion. Strik
ing water causes the same effect as
striking the ground.
A three-minute fuse was used in the
experiments today to give those near
a chance to scamper to a respectful
distance. When the fuse had burned
to the end with a great rushing sound
the rocket rose majestically in the air
to an altitude of probably a thousand
feet. Then it fell. A it struck the
earth the air vibrated with the shock
of a mighty explosion.
WOOD WIPES OUT
MORO REBEL BAND
His Force Kills Outlaws in Series
of Bandrto-Hand Jungle
Fights.
Manila, May 19.The Moro outlaws,
against whom General Leonard Wood
has been campaigning, have been killed
in action, together with all the prin
cipals. One nundred and twenty-four
outlaws wore killed. The outlaws were
supporters and followers of the sultan
of Sulu. The large chiefs of the island
of Jolo were aot involved.
The outbreak was puiely an aggro-
ferlyn
atio of piratical outlaws and disor
characters of Sulu and other is
lands stretching down to Borneo. The
position selected by the outlaws for de
fense was in almost impenetrable jun
gles and exceedingly strong, prohibiting
the use of artillery and necessitating
close contact and an assault in two in
stances.
General Wood's force sustained a loss
of nine killed and twenty-one wounded.
The constabulary had wo killed. The
latter were highly praised by General
Wood, who said:
"The troops behaved splendidly and
performed this difficult service in a
highly creditable manner."
G-eneral Wood has returned to Zam
boanga with the troops.
DEATH OF WISCONSIN INVENTOR.
Fond du Lac, Wis May 19.Charles B, Har
rison, aged. 82, inventor of the Harrison postal
bag rack, which Is used all over the country,
died here today.
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FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 19, 1905.
CLEMENTSSCORES
RAILROADSENATE
Interstate Commerce Commis
sioner Declares Committee
Is for the Roads.
VfVVVVVV.'* *"t'*VVVVVVf'WffVy/f(*
TrjPSON C. CLEMENTS,
Member of Interstate Commerce Com
mission Who Scores Senators,
with Cold Facts.
s:s.TtiSim:siszs:- A .w.s.s.s.x'fof.v.xv*.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 19.The members
of the interstate commerce commission
have assumed the aggressive and are
now deluging the senate committee on
interstate commerce with testimony in
defense of the plan to give the govern
ments some sort of control over rreight
rates. Judge Prouty of the commission
testified yesterday and Judge Clements
is on the stand today. It is understood
that Judge Knapp, chairman of the
commission, will testify tomorrow.
Thus far the senate committee has
encouraged the development of testi
mony that would reflect upon the com
mission. I has sought to produce a
situation which would justify it in
making a report to the effect that the
existing laws are sufficient, and in
which the commission would be round
ly criticised and held up as having
failed to enforce these laws. This
brought the members of the commission
forward to give testimony in their own
behalf.
Judge Clement paid much attention
today to the testimony of James J.
Hill, offered two weeks ago. ex
pressed surprise that no member of the
senate committee had thought it worth
while to correct numerous mis-state
ments made by Mr. Hill. A number
of times he charged, by indirection and
otherwise, that the senate committee
is strongly pro-railroad in its makeup
and is trying to bolster up the rail
road side of the rate controversy.
It*ia evidef* fci^3|the interstate com*
merce commission *$ "out for blood,'*
and does not purpqje longer to submit
to the misrepresentation which the sen
ate committee has encouraged.
Joseph H. Call of Los Angeles said to
The Journal today that all Cali
fornia, and the country west of the
mountains, is in favor of government
ownership of railways, aWd would so
vote if it had an opportunity.
says this sentiment has been developed
not alone because the west thinks gov
ernment ownership is desirable in itself,
but because that section is convinced
that it can never secure satisfactory
legislatiCrl from the senate.
Mr. Call also notes rap id develop
ment in favor of government ownership
in the middle west, where he is well
known. believes if the senate, as
a boay, follows the policy mapped out
by its committee on interstate com
meroec in the hearings, government
ownership will soon become a National
issue.
WHY CONFINE YOURSELF TO THE CANNON CRACKER.
The indulgent parent who wishes to give his offspring a truly glorious Fourth can find many new|
inventions among the modern implements of warfare.
Defective Page
BIG BULLFIGHT ON
CORNELL'S CAMPUS
President Schurman Shuts Uni
versity that Students May At
tend the Exhibition.
New York Sun Special Service.
Ithaca, N. Y., May 19.President
Schurman shut down' Cornell university
yesterday, so that its 3,000 students
might go to a bull fight. The president
announced his intention some days ago
and it got into the papers Immedi
ately there came remonstrances from all
over the east. One was a strenuous
proteset from a fellow college president,
but Cornell's chief proved faithful to
the Spa'nish sport, and the bull fight
was held at noon, with every student a
piotest from a fellow college president,
sat alone in their empty class rooms.
Fight on the Campus.
The bull fight was not pulled off on
the quiet, but took place right on the
quadrangle of the university campus,
where a Dig ring was staked off and sur
rounded by tiers of seats for the stu
dent spectators.
Jose Antonio Ostos, a student from
Ozuluama, Vera Cruz, Mex., was the
chief matador. He was assisted by three
fellow countrymen. The bulls came
off the farm of the Cornell college of
agriculture, and had been especially fed
for the past week to make them fero
cious. Twenty-five cents was charged
to see the bull fight, and so many clam
ored for admission that it had to be re
peated twice.
Women Students Fainted.
Senor Ostos proved a skilled mata
dor and after worrying the maddened
bull for a quarter of an hour, to the
great delight of the spectators, would
despatch him in short order. On one
occasion, however, he was thrown from
his horse, but was saved from being
gored by timely assistance of his fellow
matadors.
A number of the women students of
the university, many of whom were
among the spectators, fainted at this
sight and had to be carried out.
The occasion of the bull fight was the
annual "spring day" frolic at Cornell.
All of the proceeds went to the aid of
athletics and more than $2,000 was
cleared on the bull fight after the des
patched bulls were paid for.
DR. GLADDEN SAYS
THE FIGHT IS WON
Church Will Make Up a Million
aire Blacklist, Declares
the Moderator.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, Iowa. May 19*That a
millionaire blacklist will be made up
and no gifts for religious purposes ae
cepted-from any one on the list, is th*e
substance of an interview here today
with Dr. Washington Gladden, moder
ator of the Congregational church,
who is attending the state Congrega
tional convention here.
Dr. Gladden says he considers he
has won in his fight against the accept
ance of the [Rockefeller gift, because
so loud a dissenting voice was raised
that never again will Eockefeller
money be taken by Oongregationalists.
says:
"As fast as the methods of wealthy
men become known as illegal the
church must cease soliciting funds
from them and refuse to take their
money.
"We cannot examine every dollar
thrown in the collection box in the
church, but when a gift is offered by
a great financier who is known to havo,
oppressed thousands and thousands,
our way is clear."
HISTORICAL!
bofcT'TTJ
Chicago, May 19.A settlement
of the teamsters' strike seems to
be near. Mayor Dunne said today
it would end within twenty-four
or forty-eight hours. Sheriff Bar
rett, who made a similar statement,
has begun calling in the' deputy
sheriffs on strike duty, and will
not make any more appointments
for such service.
The strike, according to Sheriff
Barrett, is not to be called off, but
the strikers for whom positions are
open are to return quietly to work,
the employers to give their old po
sitions to worthy men who have
not been lawbreakers.
President Shea said he had heard
nothing of a prospectivethat
none of the teamsters would go
back to work until the strike had
been declared off officially, and
that only the joint council could
make such declaration.
The employers' association had
2,100 teams at work todaythe
largest number since the strike be
gan. There was little interference.
MEN OF BELTRAMI
ON THE DEFENSIVE
Officials Appear Before the Gov
ernor to Explain Charges
of Graft.
R. L. Stone, for the State, Pre
sents the Results of His
Investigations.
Beltrami county officials defended
themselves against serious charges be
fore Governor John A. Johnson at the
capitol today. E. A. Stone acted as
special attorney for the state.
Mr. Stone spent the entire morning
summing up the case for the prosecu
tion, and this afternoon R. J. Russell
and Chester McKusick, attorneys for
the defense, did their best to explain
the questionable actions of their clients.
Present at the hearing, in addition to
the attorneys, was "Wes" Wright, one
of the accused county commissioners
of Beltrami, and R. W. Hitchcock,
editor of the Memidji Pioneer. F. O.
Sibley, the other commissioner in trou
ble, was absent.
"Please do not consider this a
court said Governor Johnson. I
am holding this hearing simply to get
at the exact condition of things. Im
passioned eloquence is not necessary,
but just thepiain facts of the case in."
as brief form as possihle."
Mr. Stone then opened the case By
presenting the charges in six classes i
First, wrongfully procuring payment
of improper and fraudulent Dills.
Second, unlawfully allowing improper
bills for county officers, in which al
lowances the accused participated.
Third, letting the Beltrami county
printing for the years 1903, 1904 anfl
1905, to the highest bidder, when tha
law says it should go to the lowest.
Fourth, creating an excessive tax
levy to- meet exohbitant expenses.
Fifth, being interested in county
contracts.
Sixth, refusing to proosecute and
collect claims due the county, espe
cially the amount due from the defunct
Merchants' bank or Bemidji.
A Monopoly of Printing.
way of illustrating what an item
the oounty printing in Beltrami is. Mr.
Stone asserted that for 1903 it
amounted to $2,196.35 for 1904,
$2,940.64.
''It is a plain case of attempting to
give the Bemidji Pioneer the absolute
monopoly on the printing said Mr.
Stone. "In 1904, at the time the coun
commissioners let the printing,
Peter M. Kerst, now public examiner,
and then connected with the examin
er's department, was present and reg
istered a formal protest against giving
the printiing to the highest bidder.
This protest received not the least con
sideration. In testimony in this case
Mr. Hitchcock has given testimony
that he considered it right to measure
all advertising for the county by the
smallest type used, even tho such small
type be but one-fiftieth of the size of
the type used in such advertising. The
smallest type is charged at the nighest'
rate, and thus the charge for the ad
vertising was excessive.
Governor Johnson is a country editor
himself and could hardly restrain a
smile.
"Do you still contend this.is the
fair way to measure the county adver
tising?" asked the governor, turning
to Hitchcock.
"Well," replied Hitchcock, with
some hesitation, I gave that answer
on cross-examination I guess he ki nd
of got me there."
Mr. Stone then reviewed various
printing bills and showed where he
considered them exorbitant.
A Trip to Tennessee.
Other bills of excessive character
were explained. One bill was an allow
ance of $80 for Commissioner Sibley's
expenses on a trip to Tennessee, au
thorized by himself. Other bills ag
gregating $754.60 were allowed for
rass Lake ditch, the advisability of
constructing which Sibley and one oth
er commissioner had been authorized
to investigate, and on which limited
authority they went ahead with the
constructive work.
Several cases were explained of bills,
one for $144 being allowed, and at
onoe after allowance being signed over
for payment to "Wes" Wright.
One interesting statement was that
Dr. Blakesley, county physician, was
allowed $3,900 salary a year. Whight
tried to improve this item by explaining
that the physician was required to fur
nish all medicines free.
Mr. Stone spent some time explaining
the settlement of the county's indebt
edness with the Merchants' bank of
Bemidji. said the amount due the
county from the bank at the time of
its failure was $11,406.78, of which
$2,900 is still due and unpaid.
stated that in August, 1903, Wright, as
vice chairman, signed a release in full
of the indebtedness to the county for
an alleged payment by the bank in set
tlement of $1,000 to the county treas
urer.
"This money was never paid," said
Mr. Stone, "and the probabilities are
there never was any intention of paying
it. The release was given without a
cent being paid by the bank to the
county. The release should have been,
signed by Commissioner
Sible-y
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*AIR TONIGHT AND SATUSDAT.
as chair-
"Shades o! the Fathers"
Revolutionary Fathers Discuss
Twentieth Century Problems In
Saturday's Journal.
26 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
END OF CHICAGO
STRIKE IN SIGHT
-8
.SETTLEMENT NEAR
IN CHICAGO STRIKE
BOTH SIDES WILL
AGREE TO PEACE
Sheriff Barrett Says There Will
Be No Claim of Victory
or Defeat.
LEADER OF STRIKERS
IS STILL BELLIGERENT
Shea Declares No Man in World
Has Power to Call Off
Strike.
Chicago, May 19."The strike will
end tonight or tomorrow morning.
There will be no claim of victory or
defeat by either side. The employers
will take back the teamsters who are
worthy and desirable men and who
have not violated the law."
This declaration was made by Sher
iff Thomas E. Barrett today and was
confirmed from several sources. Sher
iff Barrett began at once to call in tho
extra deputies engaged in guarding
wagons of the Employers' Teaming
company and discontinuing the appoint
ing of new deputies.
Mayor E. F. Dunne asserted that he
has information from a source in which
he has implicit confidence, that the
strike will come to an end within
twenty-four hours or within forty-eigttt
hours at the latest. There will be no
formal declaration of a calling off of
the boycott, he said. The men who are
re-employed will quietly go back to
work and the ban will be lifted with
out demonstration of any sort.
Scouted by Shea.
President Shea of the Teamsters'
union, when told of the declarations
of Mayor Dunne and Sheriff Barrett,
said:
"There is no man in this world that
has power to call this strike off or
make any such settlement. The Team
sters' Joint council alone has that
power. The council has not consid
ered any such proposition."
Simultaneously came a report cred
ited to a member of the Employers'
association, who is a department store
leader, that he had reason to believe
the strike would be officially called off
if a promise were made to the strike
leaders that there would be no prose
cution in the federal court of the men
now included in the charges of viola
tion of the oourt's injunctions. Dell
Stevens of the Department Store
Drivers' union admitted matters would
be brought to a focus this afternoon by
the rank and file of the union.
"From this meeting large results
will comewatch the meeting for a
jet.tle.meni the union man said.
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Assured by Gompers. J: v
When President Gompers left Chi
cago last night it is said Sheriff Bar
rett waB given authoritative informa
tion that, while there would be no for
mal capitulation on_either side of the
controversy, the striking^ teamsters and
the employers would quietly merge in
terests and restore peace. The sneriff
was informed that if the law-abiding
members of the union could be rein
stated the strike would not last twenty
four hours.
Sheriff Barrett declared that he bad
been informed that such men would be
taken back.
Threats by Shea.
President Shea of the teamsters de
clared to the Liverymen's association
that he "had more power than the
mayor of Chicago and had enough men
to go_ up State street and clean out the
district to the lake," according to the
testimony of Franz Amberg, before Mas
ter in Chancery Sherman today. Am
berg is president of the West Side Liv
erymen's association.
The last time I saw Shea,'' said th
witness, was at the Briggs house Tues
day at a conference. When we asked
him if he would allow us to deliver pas
sengers to the boycotted stores, he said
he could not possibly allow it. said
if we attempted to do it, he would put
fifteen of his best men along State
street and take the names of all who
hauled people to the stores and ho
would get them where he wanted
them."
Then the witness told of Shea's threat
to "clean out" part of the city, and
added:
I told Shea he ought to have been
run out of town long ago. I thought
myself that it would De better to hang
him to a lamp-post."
Bl ot Around Wagon.
The police were called to Lake and
Clark streets today to rescue a teamster
on an Employers' Teaming company
wagon, which had become "stalled" in
a rut. The wagon was loaded with
goods for Reid, Murdoch & Co.. and
was protected by one policeman. When
the wagon became "stalled" a crowd'
of 2,000 gathered, ieering and hooting
at the non-union teamsters. Becoming
bolder, the crowd began to throw de
cayed fruit and other missiles at ths
policeman and his charge. A riot call
brought twenty-five patrolmen, whd
forced their way to the wagon and res
cued the teamster.
Flour Famine Threatens.
A serious flour famine threatens Ohl
eago as the result of the spreading of
the strike to the wholesale flour manu-
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facturers and dealers. Predictions wero
made today that unless peace inter
vened the delivery of flour to retail"
merchants would be tied up within
twelve hours. The flour men were said
to be acting in concert and intended 1g
to lock out union drivers as soon as*-^
the drivers refused to haul goods to a ny
boycotted firms. Pieser, Livingstone a*
Co. today ordered flour taken to a boy
ootted house. When the driver refused,*S|
twenty-eight union drivers were dis-,*lj
charged. kM
Officials of the teamsters' nnion,^
while admitting that the arbitration
proposal of the team owners would
probably be accepted by the teamsters*
joint council tonight, denied tod ay
that this was to be taken as showing
any weakness on the part of the strike
against strike-bound nouses.
T. J. Cavanagh, one of the prominent
team owners said today there was
doubt in his mind, that the teamsters'
would agree to arbitrate the deliverey
question tonight, principle or no prin
ciple.
YANKEE WAESHIP AGBOTTKD.
Washington. May 19The navy department
today received a cablegram from Bear Admiral
Bradford, commanding the Caribbean squadron,.
stating that the Detroit had gone aground at
Puerto Plata yesterday and thta her port pro-
*iA~* iPeller was totally disabled. Admiral Bradford
man, but for sojne reason he didn't it Swrto rnHngn CJ^.XM Puerto Hat* Teste?
care to sign ifcf lar to lavwtttate.

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