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GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1907
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ONE KILLED IN
William Gravelle, Well Known
Citizen of Globe, Hurled into
Well by the Shock.
N. C. Cottee and F, M. Ringold
Are Severely Burned About
Face and Arms They Took
Lighted Candle into Well,
A terrible accident occurred at the
jumping plant of tho Pinal Mountain
Water company ycstordny noon, in
which William Gravello lost his life
an.l N- C. Cottee anil Frank M. Ringold
ft..-c severely burneil.
Top three men wont down in tho well
vaft at 11; 13 yesterday forenoon for
ibe purposo of making 901110 adjust
runts to tho pump. Across vtho shaft
an timbers fivo foot apart and Mr. Gra
ve! led the way down. Ho was carry
ing a lighted candle and whon ho had
rear bed tho timbers just nbovo tho wn
ut Mr. Cotteo, who was next above
bun. noted the strong odor of gasoline
' distillato and called to him to ex
tinguish his candle. -He had no sooner
uttered tho words whon tho entire shaft
as filled with a yellow flame, gas gou
iaicd by tho distillato end water nav
ies exploded. Mr. Gravello was prob
ata immediately ovorcorao by tho gas
ac tho burns which ho rocoived and
ft. into the wator, which is forty-fivo
Mr Ringold, who was about ten feet
fr.n tho top, was severely burned abont
tt" face, hands and arms, and Mr. Cot
tr was burned about tho back, arms
anl face Both with considerable diffl
uDt were ablo to crawl up tho timbors
act cat of the shaft.
Drag Two Houra for Body
An cSfort was imomdiately mado to
t jirr Mr Gravello 's body, but it was
cat antil after 2 o'clock that it was
re jvcred, gas pipes with a grappling
i;;K at the end having been used to
tiras far the body. Both of the burned
r:n tad their injurios dressed by Dr.
MfP'-iccters and wore taken to their
I.j;r3. The body of Mr. Gravello was
f jcu to be badly burned by tho ex-.
1 roncr Hinson Thomas was notified
of tc fatality and impaneled tho fol-
K."g jury: " Geo. W. P. Hunt, T. A.
Pajp Frank Murdoch, J. E. Ncvin,
V i Htrte, Will Sultan and Anton
Trojacovich. After viewing tho ro-c-.t-
ttie jury adjourned to meet at
tb- oQ o of the coronor in tho court
raoo this aftornoon at 4 o'clock. The,
'"ir.ans were take nto tho undertaking
r-tabhshment of F. L. Jones & Son to
t" prepared for burial.
Leaves Largo Family
Bennies a sorrow-stricken wife, Mr.
''dvtwn leaves to mourn his demise
ci daughters and three sons: vMrs.
t 'gia Miller and Mrs. Laura Mur-ir-k
Floyd and Harry Gravello, of
t-bLo ar.d Howard, who lives in Yuma
rojon Mr. Gravelle was a native of
T'cnc"Uanla and ."1 ycr.-i of age. He
-c 0 tr.embor of 'lie Elks, 'Mnsons,
Kcghr.3 of Pythias j d A. 0. U. W.
M Gravello liveu in Globe about
'""O years. Soon after coming here
t"" trss injured in a cavein at tho Old
Donunion mine in which ho had a leg
brjiuo and six yoars ago this fall he
!-:: a narrow escape from death in an
xpicaion of dynamite in tho old Buck
eve ciino near Bowie. Tho dynamite
ai being thawed whon it exploded and
Mr Oravdlo was badly injured, never
fulh rcoering from tho effects of the
Jest the day boforo ho met death, Mr.
'"avcllc told his son-in-law, Mr. Miller,
'ta he intended quitting his job soon,
s bo was afraid ho would bo killed.
His presentiment was fulfilled a day
Ten Tons Daily to 0. D. Smel
ter and Will Be Increased
in Short Time
Tup Otobo-Arizona Coppor company,
e for the past two months has been
' rng the old workjngs and doing
'"' t new development on its property
'''' miles cast of Globe, commenced
-liping ore last Saturday and will
.-: forth bo a regular producer of
" C'f"J grade of copper oro carrying nlso
' l al ounces of silver to tho ton. For
p prcrnt shipments average about
'ro tons of oro per day, but tho com-
I any expects to gradually increaso ship
m' nts to thirty tons per day as rapidly
- uevciopmcnts warrant and teams can
' secured to haul tho ore.
A. hoist was installed last week nnd
t' shaft, 290 feet in depth, is boing
tilarged and well timbered, this work
liaruig already progressed to tho dopth
,f !25 feet. Tho 100-foot lovol has
w'-o reopened and considerable now do
"lopment work dono which has oponed
P 'onsiilerablo oro of good shipping
raue. Tho west drift on the 100-foot
lovel has opened up tho voin a length
of 110 foot and shows n fivo-foot breast
of ore that runs 0 to 7 per cent copper.
A stopo will also bo started in tho ca3t
drift, which shows tho samo charactor
As soon us tho reconstruction of tho
shaft is fiuhhed to below 200 feet an
other lovel will bo oponed at thnt dopth
which will givo tho company double
tho stoning ground. Tho shaft is in
oro from surfaco to tho bottom and tho
vein is a strong one, tho outcrop ox
tending tho longtli uf tho three claims
owned by tho company. With tho in
creased shipmonts of oro which nro as
smed tho company should soon bo re
ceiving very satisfactory returns to
build up n treasury rosorvo and in time
pay dividends to its stockholders.
BIG SHAKEUP IN
CHICAGO POLICE FORCE
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, May 21. Mayor Busso, in
an attempt to "rcnovnto" tho tender
loin district ,of Chicago, today mado
tho most sweeping chnngo over mado in
tho polico dopartniont. Ho transferred
the cntiro polico forco of tho district
from tho captain down, embracing 210
men, to other parts of the city and ap
pointed other men, It has been charged
that tho polico in tho district havo
countenanced violation of laws. The
movo was hailed with acclaim by tho
reformers, but tho mayor nonplussed
other reformers by tho flat-footed state
ment that considering Chicago's largo
foreign population ho would not at
tempt to forco tho Sunday saloon clos
ing lav. unless ordored to do so by the
FATAL 10 FOUR
Georgia Mob Avenges an At
tempted Assault but Guilty
By Associated Press.
READSVILLE, Ga., May SI. (Two
nogroos wore ly-nqhetl, four other par
sons nro dead, six othars injured, is tho
net T03ult of an attempted criminal ns
jniilt last night on Mrs. Laurn Moore,
white, a widow, living six milos from
here, by Flom Padgett, a nogro. Two
of tho Padgett family arc the onos
lynched and death and. injury to others
followed tho efforts of tho posse to cap
ture Padgett. News of tho nttompted
assault aroused tho citizens, who imme
diately went to the home of the negro's
frtther. Ho assured tho crowd that his
on was not in the house and invited
the posse to search for themselves.
As thoy approached the houue lcm
Padgett fired on tho crowd, killing a
white man named Hare and wounding
fmtr ntlmra Tlin crowd then fired a
volley into tho house, killing the oldi
negro Padgett, two of ins iiangnters ami
tvounding two of his sons, one of whom
was Flem Padgett, tho man wanted.
After tho posse loft tho scono of the
killini? the hot-headed element employed
a young man to take Padgett's wifo and
ono of tho Padgett boys wiio was snot
through tho lungs to- the Heidevillo jail,
but later a party followed, took tho
prisoners from the young man nnd rid
dled them with buckshot.
Flcxn Padgett, who attempted the as
sault, and of whom tho posso went in
pursuit, oscaped. Ono of his brothers
was brought hero and placed in jail.
YAQUIS AEE AGAIN
ON RAID IN SONORA
Bv Associated Pross.
EL PASO, Texas, May 21. The Ya
qui Indians of Sonora aro again on the
war pajth.- James F. Simpson nnd Ed
ward Slyward, who arrived from tho
Yaqui country today, stated that on
the present raid tho Indians aro said
tr. imvn k eil ten .Mexicans, iwo Amer
icans. Two of the Mexicans wero scon
Uv Rimnsnn. Gcnoral Torres with n
largo body of troops aro pursuing tho
LOUIS BOTHA, PREMIER OF THE TRANSVAAL
Rpven vears ago General Louis Botha was giving the British forces many
-i. i'-m on tho fields of South Africa. Now lie Is premier of Great
nHtnin's South African colony, which Is the present status of tho little republic
tlr which lio fought with such glory nnd ability. Premier Botha on his recent
icit to London was balled as n hero. Nothing was too good for Botlm.
nrirnln has bnnnuets Instead of bullets for the Boer general now. As premier
pf the colony the general promises an nble administration.
IRISH SAY il
RULE OR NOTHING
Record Convention Held in
Dublin Turns Down Liberal
MEASURE RESENTED AS
INSULT TO IRELAND
Action Kills All Hope of Home
Rule Legislation this Session
of Parliament Cheer Cro
ker for Donation. ' .
By Associated Press.
DUBLIN, May 21. Tho largest, most
representative and harmonious conven
tion ovor assomblod in Ireland today
repudiated tho plan for n limited Irish
council, which is all tho liberul govern
ment had tu offor in fulfillment of its
campaign promises. This action killed
tho hopo of any home rule legislation
by tho present parliament and created a
sorious -split in tho government's forces
which may havo fnrroafching rosults.
Tho tompornment of tho convention
was piain from the beginning. No one
had a word to offor in behalf of the
bill. Homo rule or nothing was the
unanimous sontiir.ont of tho resolution
rejecting tho mcaauro proposed by John
. Redmond and it commanded every
vote. Irish parlinmontnrinus have been
deluged with resolutions from town
councils and all torts of official and
u nodi rial bodies since they arrived in
Dublin, all donouncing tho bill. The
country spoke in unmistnkablo voice
and tho Irish mombors of parliament
cheerfully acquiesced in itn will.
Tlirco Thousand Delegates
Throe- thousand delegates camo to the
convention and soon after tho doors of
Mansion House woro opened it was im
possible to got into the building.
Tho gathoring was quieter than most
Irish political meetings. It lacked tho
spirit of tho old homo rulo gatherings
when Davitt, Dillon, Hcaly and other
fiery orators had tho contor of the
stage. Speeches wore temperate and
thcro was littio denunciation of tho
The keynote of the speeches and rcso--httions
was that tho bill was an insult
to Ireland. Richard Croker was cheered
at the ovoning session when tho chair
man announced that ho contributed
$500 to tho Irish parliamentary funds.
Subsequently resolutions wero adopt
ed calling on the government to fulfill
the pledges of legislation for tho roliof
of evicted tenants as well as for univer
sity and primary education.
One Bjadly Beaten and Victor
Shoots at Him Italians
Chew Each Other
Two Montenegrins engaged in a
bloody fight early last evening in tho
rear of tho Globo Lumber company and
tho polico are now looking for ono Milo
Markovich, who was the victor. Alex
Crakovich, tho other scrapper, was bad
ly in need of medical attention. Ho
Mas sovcroly wounded about tho head,
a largo gash in his forehead causing
him tho loss of considerable blood. 'It
was lit first thought that he had been
Officer Floyd Blovins was attracted to
tho scono by a revolver shot and whon
ho reached tho scono the injured man
was surrounded by about a hundred of
I , in - -
his countrymeu who had been specta
tors at tho battle. None would toll tho
ofiieor where Mnrkovich had gono and
U was some time boforo ho could learn
tho nan's name. Ono of tho witnesses
told Blovins that after Markovich had
bady beaten Crakovich, ho pulled a
revolver from his pocket nnd fired a
shot at the prostrate figure of his op
ponent, which, however, did not strike
Officers Blovins and Lowthian intor
luptod a chewing mntcli in tho Fashion
saloon a few hours' Inter. It was not
a rag chowing match, but tho real
thing. Two Itulinns wero tho partici
pants and ono of thorn chowed ti large
chunk out of his opponent's lip in ap
proved bulldog style. Both men wero
arrestod and gavo cash bond for their
appearance in court today. Tho man
who was chowed was Barney Bruno, ono
of tho owners of the Golden Bell sa
loon, and the chowor was John Finato.
Al Barrows, who was charged with
rosisting arrest, was, fined $30 in Judge
Thomas' court yestorday, which he paid.
! AGAIN ATTACK JEWS
By Associated Press.
ODESSA, May 21. Tho Black Hun
dreds took advantage of tho funeral to
day of tho throe polico officials, assass
iuatcd at tho police bureau yesterday,
to rcnow tho attacks on tho Jews.
Tho whole Jewish population became
terror-stricken. All stores wero closed
nnd tho streets wore almost deserted.
Judge Nave Makes Address
and Gold Medals Presented
Tho formal closing of tho Globo pub
lic schools for the term of 1900-07 oc
curred last ovoning at Dreamland with
the commencement exercises of tho
gramamr school, at w'hich an appropri
ate program was carried out. The big
hall, which was tastefully decorated in
patriotic colors, was crowded with par
ents and friends of the school children
who took part, tho entire floor nnd half
of the gallery boing filled. Tho Globe
Concert band was present and furnished
patriotic selections throughout the ex
orcises. Tho two gold medals donated
by Geo. W. P. Hunt for tho pupils hav
ing the highest averages, including all
grades, were presented to Olive Gibson
,of tho fifth grade, itaught by Miss Al-
len, ami to uouoriovc uraay or tuc
fourth grade, Miss McKcnzio teacher.
Tho medals were presented by Profes
Tho valedictory by Clara Franz, the
subject of which was "An Appreciation
of Our Public Schools,," was very high
ly praised. Other addresses by members
of the graduating class were "Our
Country: tho Land of Opportunity," by
Victor Pitts; "Earth's Nearest Neigh
bor, Mars," by Corinne Stabler, and tho
class prophecy, "What of tho Future,"
by Ercel Cook.
Thcro was also music by a ladios'
and n male quartet and tho presentation
of diplomas was made by S. F. Sullen
'borger of the school board. The class
address by Judge F. S. Navo was an
eloquent one and contained much good
advico for their oldcrs as well as the
graduates. On behalf of tho pupils
IJcv. George Selby presonted Professor
Stabler with a handsomo Masonic em
blem. , Tho following is the list of graduates
and thoso who were on tho roll of honor
for tho year:
Hairy Temple, Lester Vincent, Ercel
Cook, Frank Shute, Patrice Maldonado,
Lorcna Cunningham, Jerry Price, Cor
inno Stabler, Bcssio Agncw, Margaret
Fegan, Carlos Cornelius, Winnie Gibson,
Victor Pitts, Evelyn Crampton, Junio
Salladay, Jay Schlingor, Clara -Franz,
Ina McBrian, iiattio Wog, Ruth Kittle,
Elsie Harrington, Boulah Durham.
Names of thoso pupil3 who have been
present every day and not onco tardy:
Clara Franz, Laura Cook, Florence
Cook, Elmer Cook, Olgn Lange, Stclln
Holquin, Elizabeth Obert, Grace Alex
ander, Penrl Athorton, William Bow
den and Alva Davidson.
Thoso present every dny but not al
ways on time: Jesse Saunders, John
Carctto, Graco Lowthian, Carrio Pol
lock, Carolino Hicks.
Highest scholarships in each grado:
First grado BessioVlexandor.
Second grade Ernest Hauson.
Third grade Olga Lange.
Fourth grade Gcnovievo Braly.
Fifth grade Olive Gibson.
Sixth crade Theodore Obert.
Sovcnth grado Graco Kittle.
Eighth grade Clara Franz.
Ninth grade Stella Ruby.
RATTLER MINING COMPANY
LATEST IN GLOBE FIELD
A new company to bo .known ns the
Eattlor Mining company, with hend of
fice in Boston, will begin at once tho
development of tho Iron Horse group
of six mining claims located fivo and a
half milos northeast of Globe. Tho
proporty was purchased and tho com
pany organized by M. J. Galpin and
others who aro stockholders in the Iron
Cap Mining company.
W. A. Galpin, who is agont horc of
tho Eattlor Mining company, received
a telegram yestorday from tho presi
dent, Kendric P. Crawford, instructing
him to start work on tho Iron Jlorso
proporty at onco. A thrco-compartmont
shaft will probably bo sunk.
Tho Iron Horse is an old mine, hav
ing been worked for silver about tho
year 1880, and very high grado silver
nnd somo copper hns recently boon
found on" the property.
HSNT WANT TO
Rudolph Spreckels Denies the
Story that He Desires to Run
COMMITTEE OF SEVEN
Keeping Grafters on Board to
Prevent Schmitz from Nam
ing New Ones Sheriff to
Summon Schmitz Jurors.
By Associated Press. r
SAN FJUNCISCO, Cal., May 21.
Rudolph Spreckels, who occupies a
prominent place in tho prosecution of
municipal corruption in this city, has
defined his position in tho "graft" in
vestigation nnd tho reasons which con
fctiained tho prosecution from co-operating
with the lato "committco of
seven," when asked by tho Associated
Press whether the editorial statements
published locally to tho effect that tho
committee of seveu was endeavoring by
its interference in municipal affairs to
"snatch tho fruits of victory from
Spreckels," represented his sentiments.
"I do not need nnybody to blow my
horn, nor do I thank anyone for trying
to do it. These editorial utterances,
dospito opinion to tho contiary, wero
mado without my knowledge and con
sequently must have been without my
"As far as tho committee of seven is
concerned, I havo this to say:
Aro All Eight, But
"Tho committee is or was com
posed of men of fino standing in the
community. No one will impugn their
motives, but it is perfectly apparent
that they, even though without their
knowledge, wero elected by the cor
porate interests; and wero appointed by
Mayor Schmitz. Now I and my assist
ants have our hands full in prosecuting
tho bribers and graftcra. That is
enough for any set of men to under
take. We aro not concerned at present
with tho udties which tho committee
of seven felt itself called upon to exe
cute. Wo did not ask a committee to
confer with us. But when the commit
tco called upon llcncy and I, I toid
them frankly that I did not see why
they, representing a body of men who
mado no effort to hold up my hands in
the initial or later stages of the brib-
cry-graft investigation, should at this
time butt in with tho demand that we
permit tho supervisors to resign.
Mayor Still Has Plans
"The resignation of tho supervisors,
sixteen self-confessed bribe takers,
would mean tho appointment by Mayor
Schmitz of a new board which would be,
of course, in accord with any plans he
might desire to carry out. I need not
suggest what their plans might bo.
"It was tho intention of tho commit
tee of seven ns announced to us, to se
cure tho consent of the prosecution to
tho removal of tho board of public
works, tho police commission and the
board of supervisors, whether by resig
nation or otherwise. I made it vcrv
plain to tho committee thnt it was our
belief that the committee was created
through the mayor by tho United Rail
roads and Mr. Hcrrin, and that wo could
lavo no dealings with it.
"It 13 certainly true that the situ
ation in San Francisco demands relief
tluough a chnngo of municipal officers.
But I myself am concerned only with
carrying out tho investigation and the
prosecution of graft and bribery. Tile
charge that I seek to control the politics
of the city or to administer municipal
affaire is absolutely falso.
Only Wants a Clean-out
"My solo endeavor and wholo pur
poso is to clean out tho corruption that
has Jnfcsted nil forms of municipal lifo
and thereafter to formulato and put in
to effect a system of municipal espion
nge and control which shall mako at
least improbablo tho resumption of
thoso vices which we arc now trying to
"It is truo that wo aro keeping tho
board of supervisors, n majority of
them solf-confessed bribe takers, in of
fice, but wo are doing this not by way
of political control, but for tho purposo
of preventing tho mayor from naming
a new bonrd which would carry out his
orders and nullify to a great extent our
efforts for pormanont reform.
"Tho charge by President Cajhoun
of tho United Railroads that tho district
attorney has taken stops for tho seizure
of the Geary strcot road in order to
cripplo tho United Railroads in its fight
against tho car men's union is a very
natural and ordinary charge. Calhoun
is on tho defensive Ho must do tho
best ho can,"
No Elisor for Schmitz
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 21.
Unless tho present intentions of the
prosecution have changed, tho elisor
will not havo a part in tho selection of
tho jury to try Schmitz on fivo charges
of extorting money from French res
taurants. This determination was, ex
pressed in a ruling by Judge Dunne to
dny whon ho discharged from service
all tnlesmon remaining from tho late
Rucf veniros and gavo into the handsof
Sheriff O'Neill tho summoning of a new
venire of fifty, returnable tomorrow.
Wbothor it is tho intention of tho
nrosocution to ask tho court to orders
Schmitz into custody pending the trial
l not known. Hcnoy stated to tho
court that them is no proient intention,
but it may bo dono later.
Dcnno Denies Ttfotioa
Judgo Dunne today denied a motion
of the dcfcnBQ for a substitution of
tho trial judge, which motion was sup
ported by nflidavits charging that Judge
Dunne is biased and prejudiced against
Schmitz nnd that Rudolph Spreckels
ind thoso associated with him a3 finan
cial guarantors of tho bribery-graft in
vestigation aro carrying out a conspir
acy to dethrone the present municipal
administration in order themselves to
assumo tho government and secure val
uable railway and water franchises. In
contravention of tho charges, the pros
ecution filed counter affidavits denying
ulterior motives. It i3 expected 'that
impaneling of tho jury will begin tomorrow.
RIO GEANDE WASHING
AWAY MEXICAN TOWN
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, Texas, May 21. The town
of Seneca, on tho Mexican side of the
Rio Grande, nine miles east, is threat
ened with destruction and many fami
lies havo abandoned their homes. Tho
river, which for weeks has been swol
len by melting snows, is rapidly wash
ing away tho ground on which the town
i. i-,-,tod. Authorities of the state of
Chihuahua havo begun efforts to savo
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, May 21. Forecast
for Arizona: Fnir in south, showers
and cooler in northern poition.
FIRST OIE OF
Crowd Mobs Umpires for Al
leged Bum Decisions in
Chicago-New York Game
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, May 21. The first
gamo of a series between tho New York
nnd Chicago National teams at the
Polo grounds today ended in almost a
riot. Chicago won- by a scoro of 3 to
2, and is now tied with New York in
tho race for tho pennant. Immediately
after tho game tho crowd, maddened at
what it considered unfair decisions,
surged on the field and surrounded Um
pires Emslio and O'Day. Cushions wore
thrown at Emslic nnd he was hustled
by tho mob. The officials ran for the
dressing loomsifollowcd bv hundreds of
f . Mutufk-Mtt
angry men. ' sw-jc ,.
Two jwliccmcn entered tho grounds
and when several bottles were thrown
by the crowd they drew their revolvers
and one fired a shot in tho air. This
brought a mounted patrolman into the
grounds and tho crowd was driven
away from the umpires' room
The score was: R.
Chicago ,.. 3
New York . . 3
Batteries Brown and Kling
thbwson and Bresnahan.
At Philadelphia R. II. E.
Pittsburg 2 7 0
Philadelphia 3 7 3
Batteries Lcificld and Phelps; Mo
ran and Dooin.
At Boston R. H. E.
Boston 15 13 2
St. Louis , 5 8 5
Batteries Lindaman and Brown;
Shields, Holskcttcr nnd Marshall.
At Brooklyn R. H,
Cincinnati ...-. . . ... 2 8
Brooklyn 5 8 2
Batteries Hitt and McLean; Ruckcr,
Pastorious and Butler.
At St. Louis R.
New York 0
St. Louis 3 ' 5
Batteries Orth anil Thomas; Howell
Winter and Shaw.
. ;s o
... 1 8 3
Batteries Joss and Bcmis; Falkcn
burg and Hoydon.
At Detroit R. H. E.
Dotroit . , 0C2
Philadelphia 3 10 4
Batteries Willetts, Killian and
Pnyno; Waddcll and Schrcck.
STEEET CAE CONDITIONS
ABE BEPORTED BETTEE
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May 21.
General improvement in street car con
ditions is reported today. Tho Fillmore
street and Masonic avenuo lines wore
put in operation. Fewer cases of in
sults to passengers wero noted. Tho
ear men's union expresses itself as sat
isfied with tho cituation and claims that
the boycott against tho United Rail
roads is proving effective.
Gardner Wins from Lewis
By Associated Press.
DENVER, Colo., May 21. Jimmy
Gardner of Lowell. Mass., won tho de
cision from Harry Lewis of Philadelphia
in a ten-round bout tonight,
.. . . i .i.
outpointed Lewis in every rounu, uie
latter landine but few clean blows.
EARLY NEXT WEEK
Predictions Made that Jury in
Haywood Trial Will Be
Sworn in Next Monday.
Harry Orchard Will Be on the
Stand a Full Week Direct
Examination Will Occupy at
Least Three Days.
By Associated Press.
BOISE, Idaho, May 21. It is pre
dicted today that the first witness tes
tofying in the Stcunenbcrg murder case
will take the stand one week hence.
There aro still eight unexpended per
emptory challenges and tho additional
vacancy created by tho excuse for ill
ncs3 of Juror Cole and under the ruling
of Judge Wood the entire jury is still
open to further examination. The ses
sion scheduled for Thursday will be
sLortcned by the time necessary to hear
tho excuses of special veniremen and
directly they aro assembled no doubt
ib expresesd about the completion of tho
jury by adjournment Saturday after
noon. Thoso who reduce the proposi
tion to a mathematical calculation
based on the experience of the trial to
date predict that the jury will be finally
sworn in Monday next and that tho
opening statement will bo made cither
Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning
and that the first real testimony will be
Two Hundred Witnesses
It has not been decided whether
James II. Hawloy or Senator Borah will
make the opening statement for the
prosecution. They said today that they
had not considered the question, but
would take it up later in the week.
Tho prosecution continues to file names
of all witnesses to be used in the four
cases pending and they now number
nearly two hundred. Less than one
third of them will be called in the Hay
Harry Orchard, the principal witness
for the state, will probably be on the
stand for a full week. His examination
chief is expected to occupy from
hreo to four days and his cross exam
ination nearly as long. -It is -balieved-that
ho will bo called about one week
from Thursday, assuming that tha jury
is sworn in on Monday. ' "
Tho great bttlo of the trial will
come with the introduction of Orchard
in court. It is cvpected that there will
bo a fight againstUhe admission at ev
ery important -sti go of his testimony
and that ho wili'bc submitted to the
strongest croacxamication that tho
combined ingenuity and cleverness of
tho defense and devise. Attorney Rich
ardson will conduct the cross examina-
tion of Orchard.'
First Witness Who Actually
Saw Shooting Up of Browns
ville by Troops
SAW THE NEGROES
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, May 21. Paulino D.
Preciado, editor of a Mexican news
paper in Brownsville, Texas, and an
eye-witness to tho shooting of Frank
Natous, the only man killed in the af
fray there last August, was on tho stand
today beforo the senate committee on
military affairs, dramatically telling
tho story in Spanish and having it in
terpreted for tho committee. Tho tes
timony proved to be tho most important ,
offered during tho hearing.
Whon tho shooting began Preciado
was sitting in tho court in tho rear of
Tillman's saloon. According to his
story today, Mr. Crixell, who conducts
a saloon across the street from Till
man's place, rushed in excitedly nnd
reported that tho "negroes were out."
Tho doors to tho saloon were immedi
ately closed and barred and Natous,
the bartender, started across the court
to bar tho gato which connected tho
court with tho alley. Preciado followed,
but beforo ho had emerged from the
saloon into the court ho saw five or six
negro soldiers in uniform enter tho
gate. They fired several shots; Natous
threw up his arms, exclaimed in Span
ish, "Oh, my God!" and fell on his
back. Ho was killed instantly. An-
other bullet grazed Preciado 's hand
and it bled profusely. Still another
passed through Preciado 's coat and
vest near -tho left breast pocket and
broke his glasses in tho case in his
pocket. The men immediately proceed
ed down the alloy shooting ns thoy
went. Ho swore positively that tho
men were negro soldiers.
Nixon Buys Mine
Bv Associated Press.
RENO, Nov., May 21. United States
Senator Nixon and George Wingfield
tonicht purchased tho Pittsburg Li-
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