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VOL. LV. XO. 125.
THE AIIGUS, 3IONDAY,MAnCH 12, 190G.
PIUCE TWO CENTS.
DETAILS OF HARRY ORCHARD'S
RUM 99 YEAR:
EXTENT OF FRENCH MINE HORROR
STORY OF CRIME MADE PUBLIC
Confession of Almost Unexampled Series of Plots and Murders
REALIZES ALL THE WORST FEARS
Death List Now Known to Number 1,060 Survivors Crawled
Senate's Action on State
hood Stirs Up the
BILL PUT ON DESK
Climax of Several Indignities-
Republicans Call a
Washington, March 12. A caucus of
republican members of the house will
be called for Wednesday evening for
the purpose of discussing the state
hood bill. There seems to be a gener
al understanding the so-called "insur
gent" members will not attend the
Washington. March 12. Statehood
legislation formed one of the topics of
discussion at the White house today.
It developed from calls on the presi
dent of Speaker Cannon and Represen
tative Watson of Indiana, republican
"whip" of the house, that members of
the house arc Incensed at the action
of the senate, not only on the state
hood bill, but on other measures passed
by the house which have been received
with disapproval by the senate, and
there is some talk of calling a caucus
of republican members of the house on
the statehood bill, but so far as can
bo learned nothing definite has been
Washington. March 12. The state
hood bill was received by the house
from the senate today and laid on the
speaker's table without comment.
Tlllmaa IteplieM to Roosevelt.
Washington. March 12. Tillman to
day addressed the senate in reply to
President Roosevelt's message con
cerning the Tillman-Gillespie resolution
instructing the interstate commerce
commission to make an examination of
railroad discriminations in the matter
of hauling coal and oil. The message
condemned the resolution on the
ground its purpose was not specific,
and asked that additional legislation
be entered into to make it effective.
Transmit Opium Itrport.
Washington. March 12. The presi
dent today sent to congress the report
of the opium commission appointed in
1504 to investigate the use of opium in
the Philippines and suggest means for
its regulation. The report, which al
ready has been published, is accom
panied by a letter from Secretary Taft,
detailing the efforts put forth to stop
the traffic in opium in the Philippines
since the publication of the report.
HAVE BEEN SETTLED
Temporary Deadlock at Algeciras Over
One of the Minor De
tails. Algeciras, March 12. French dele
gates declare they will not accept the
foreign control of the Franco-Spanish
police for Morocco. The Germans are
firm. This makes a momentary dead
lock upon the details, but the solution
Is considered assured, as the parties
are agreed upon the main principle in
volved. CONGRESSMAN TO BE JUDGE
Newton W. Gilbert Announces Accept
ance of Place in Philippines.
Ft. Wayne. Ind.. March 12. Con
gressman Newton W. Gilbert announc
ed today he will shortly resign his seat
to accept a judgeship in the Philip
pines, which position was offered him
by the president.
Col. Mann Indicted.
Nw York. March 12. Col. William
I). Mann, editor of Town Topics, was
today indicted for perjury by the grand
CITY NOT READY
James Dalrymple, Traction Ex
pert, Against Munici
. Chicago, March 12. The long await
ed report of the traction expert," James
Dalrymple, of Glasgow,. Scotland, on
the street railway system of Chicago
was made public today. Dalrymple de
clared In his opinion Chicago Is not
yet prepared to undertake municipal
ownership, and advises that arrange
ments be made, if possible,' with the
companies whose franchises are about
Justifies Arrest of Officers of Western Federa
tion of Miners.
Boise, Idaho, March 12. In accord
ance with a decision by the supreme
court today in the habeas corpus pro
ceedings in the Steunenberg murder
case, Moyer, Haywood, Pettibone and
others indicted for the murder of Steu
nenberg niust stand trial for the crime.
Denver, Col., March 12. All the facts
involving how it happened that the
governor of Colorado delivered into the
hands of the governor of Idaho, charg
ed with murder in all known degrees,
the three heads of the previously all-
powerful western federation of miners,
are now for the first time made public.
It all grew out of the assassination of
former Governor Steunenberg.
Intereat la Wide.
From coast to coast interested per
sons have been wondering how far the
Orchard confession actually implicated
Mover, the president of the federation;
Secretary Haywood and Executive Offi
cer Pettibone, and what were the cor
roborations. Western federation in
triguers and the attorneys for the ac
cused men have wondered most of all.
and it is because of them that the
prosecution has kept its knowledge to
If of C'liiirKeM Known.
few of the charges have been
made public, but only the few neces-
ary to prove to the people that the
'inkerton men and state authorities
knew what they were doing. The ac
tual facts, as related by James Mc
Partland to Governor McDonald and
his advisers have been for the lirst
time given out.
Kept in SolH:ir- Confinement.
Orchard was taken after his arrest
to the Boise. Mont., penitentiary and
there placed in solitary confinement
and a silent guard kept at the door of
his cell. After many days in which he
had not heard a word spoken he began
to weaken and finally gave fragments
of his story to the warden. In time he
agreed to make a statement before
witnesses. This required five days to
transcribe and the full text is now
given out constitui ing a record of plot-1
ting and crime the like of which has
HANDLE THE CASH
New Management of Zion City
Take Part of Authority
NOW MERELY SPIRITUAL HEAD
Church and State Divorced Outline of
Reforms Presented by Overseer
Chicago, March 12. Departures
from the ioIicy of John Alexander
Dowie which will be inaugurated in
Zion City by the reform management
were outlined yesterday afternoon in
Zion central tabernacle. 1C25 Michigan
avenue, by the new deputy general
overseer, Wilbur Glen Voliva.
As the vital featnre in the reforms,
the Dowieites have decided definitely
to separate church and state. Dr.
Dowie will be permitted to be Elijah II.
and the first apostle to his heart's con
tent, but not general overseer of the
Polotx Out Error.
Before some l.iioo Chicago members
of the church the vigorous, young, and
up-to-date leader told his flock what
he believes is the matter with the
Dowie community. He spoke reveren
tially of Dowie as the divine founder
of the church, but condemned the ad-
minstrative abuses which flourished
under his, government. He left no
doubt in tne minds of his hearers that
Iowie has been deposed permanently.
Outline of VnlivH'H I'ronrnm.
Among the principal reforms which
Overseer Voliva promised to institute
are the following.
Abolish female labor in the lace fac
tory and other shops.
Establish an agricultural community
in connection with Zion City.
Give the Zion industries a working
Expel unworthy officers of the
Treat newspaper representatives
Inculcate the toleration of other re
ligious creeds. '
Eliminate expensive dress and luxu
rious habits hitherto Indulged in by the
head of the community.
Reform the church music.
Relegate to the past all sensational
and emotional religion.
Leads Mutual Policy Holders.
Baltimore, Md., March 12. Bernard
X. Baker, president of the Union Trust
company of this city, announced today
he has accepted the chairmanship of
the Mutual Life Insurance company's
policy holders' committee. '
seldom if ever been uncovered.
Points from the confession, many of
the details of which have since been
and are still being verified, show that
Orchard participated in the followin
He planted and exploded the bomb
which blew up the railroad station at
Independence, Col., killing 13 men and
mangling six others.
He arranged the mechanism and
planted the bomb which slew former
Gov. Stuenenberg. of Idaho.
He hired a man to poison to death
his former associate, Neville, at Gold
He laid a bomb in the path of Chief
Judge Gaggert of Colorado, and though
the judge is alive an innocent man was
blown to bits.
He buried a bomb at the gate to the
residence of Judge Goddard of the su
preme court of Colorado, in Denver.
Judge Goddard escaped death, and the
bomb was dug up after the confession.
I'enlMMljr I II lit' r ( lilt nil.
He plotted the death of former Gov.
Peabody, and the latter was on several
occasions within a few inches of death.
He thinks Mr. Peabody bears a charm
He was the instrument chosen to
slay D. H. Moffatt. a wealthy Colora-
lo banket and railroad owner, but the
latter unwittingly saved his own life
by opportunely sailing for Europe.
He attempted to wreck a train bear
ing more than 200 persons returning
from a ball, but for once his heart
failed him and he warned the con
ductor. Connected Willi Oilier.
After Orchard had been taken, a
careful search was made of his effects.
A suspicious white powder on the floor
and a few letters in the closet were
all that the detectives found in the
room at the hotel to reward their
search, but in a trunk at the railroad
station, on which he was paying stor
age, were found a cipher code and let
ters from various Western Federation
officials containing advice and orders
which have since been found to tally
exactly with Orchard's statements.
Anthracite Owners Flatly Turn
Down Demands of Mine
9-HOUR DAY AND OPEN SHOP
Suggest Renewal cf Old Agreement
Say Employes Are Controlled
By Rivals. Ji.
New York, March 12. The anthra
cite operators yesterday finally refused
the demands of the United Mine Work
ers. These demands include a recog
nition of the union, the closed shop, an
eight-hour day, higher wages, and a
new sliding scale.
As a counter proposition the opera
tors offered to renew for three years
the awards made by the anthracite
coal strike commission three years ago.
With the issue thus squarely joined,
the mine workers face the alternative
of surrender or strike.
President John Mitchell left for In
dianapolis immediately after receiving
the reply from the operators. He re
fused absolutely to discuss the situa
tion. Ilrnnnut C.ivru.
The demands of the miners that the
operators enter into an agreement with
the union is declined on the ground
that the anthracite operators "stand
unalterably for the pcn shop, and
again decline to make an agreement
with the United Mine Workers of
America, an organization controlled by
a rival industry."
Of the demand for an eight-hour day.
the statement says the operators know
of no change in conditions that can be
used to sustain the renewed demand
for a reduction in hours, declares that
the expectation of the strike commit
tee that the reduction from 10 to nine
hours "should not result in any de
crease in the output of the mines," has
not been real-ized, and adds:
Should be lO-IIonr I lay.
"We might justly say that with the
experience of the last three years the
10 hour day should be restored; but
we arc willing to abide by the decision
of the commission." The proposition
that a uniform scale of 'wages be es
tablished in the anthracite fields is met
by the operators with the reply that
this would be impracticable by reason
of the varying capacities of the Work
men and the varying conditions ex
isting in the region and at the collier
ies. "We cannot increase wages without
advancing the price of coal; and we
are not willing to advance the price of
Supreme Court Passes on
Rights of Chicago
NORTH AND WEST SIDES
Two Decisions Requiring Wit
nesses in Trust Cases
Washington, March 12. Chicago
street railway cases involving the
question of the date of termination of
franchises of lines running from the
center of Chicago to the North and
West sides, was today decided by the
Jlevered toner Court.
The opinion was delivered by Jus-
ice Day and reversed the decision of
lie circuit court for the northern dis-
rict of Illinois. He held the act of the
llinois legislature of JSCS had the ef
feet of extending the charters of the
railway companies for 99 years.
Cihiwm ItiMe in Stock.
Chicago, March 12. TSie decision of
the supreme court regarding the street
railways caused a sharp rise in all
tocks of the interested companies.
Mayor Dunne declined to discuss the
ecision, saying he desired to read it
n full before making any comments.
Aunlnwt I'nper TriiMt.
Washington, March 12. In an opin
n by Justice McKenna, the supreme
court today decided the cases against
the witnesses in the "paper trust"
cases against them, holding they should
answer ipiestions propounded to them
in proceedings against the alleged
trust brought by thje government. The
cases originated in Minnesota and Wis
consin, the Wisconsin cases were dis
missed for want of jurisdiction. In
tiie Minnesota cases the verdict of the
court for the district of Minnesota was
Trusts Hit Apnin.
Washington. March 12. The tobacco
trust cases, involving the right of wit
nesses to refrain from testifying be
fore federal grand juries in proceed
ings under the anti trust la. was to
day decided by tne' supreme court
against the wifnesses',
IlruiN W rit ofjlultea Corpus.
w asnington, .uarcn i z. I no su
preme court today refused to grant a
writ of habeas corpus in -the case of
Anna alentma, an Italian woman un
der sentence of death at Hackensack
X. J., on the charge of murder.
I'otvrrM I.o.hc.h Ciini.
Washington, March 12. The Caleb
Towers case was decided by the su
premo court today against Powers
Justice Harlan held the case is not re-
movable from the state to the federal
coal." is the reply to the demand for
a general increase in wages.
Con f cm AVitU Iitclielt.
Philadelphia. March 12. Charles P.
Neil, .United States' commissioner of
labor, and President John Mitchell of
the miners' union hejd a conference at
the Hotel Walton hre yesterday. It
is believed, however, that Mr. Neil
came here to see Mr. Mitchell at the
instance of President Roosevelt.
I'renident Tnke j I'jirt.
Washington. March 12. President
Roosevelt is taking no part in tending
negotiations between the miners and
operators to prevent a, coal strike. The
statement was mado at the White
house today that Prof. Charles H. Neil,
commissioner of labor, did not confer
with John Mitchell, president of the
United Mine Workers o America, by
authority of the president.
IS SET FOR JUNE 2
Princess Ena Becomes Victoria Euge
nie Since Betrothal Is An
nounced. Madrid, March 12. Premier Morit
officially communicated to the cabinet
and; parliament King Alfomso's be
trothal to Princess Ena of Battenberg,
who hereafter will be officially known
as Victoria Eugenie.
The date of the marriage was fixed
for June 2. Diplomats ''here consider
the exchange of visits between King
Edward and King Alfonso foreshadows
a general Anglo-Spanish alliance.
More Time for Patrick.
Albany, N. Y.. March 12. Gov. Ilig
gins announced today' a ' further re
prieve until May IS in the case of Al
bert T. Patrick in order to allow time
to continue proceedings on the motion
for a new trial now pending.
for Hours on Hands and Knees to Reach Safety
Paris, March 12. All rescue work
has been suspended at the Courrieres
pits owing to the danger of gases and
emanations from decomposing bodies.
The mine company's latest estimate
places the number of victims at 1,0G0.
Paris, March 12. The worst fears
as to the enormity of the mine disaster
in the Courrieres district of the Pas-de-Calais
Saturday morning have been
realized. The death list numbers
1,100, and the whole region stands ap
palled at the tragedy.
The last great mine disaster in
France occurred in 1SS5, when 293
persons were killed and SO injured,
but that and all others sink into insig
nificance before Courrieres.
The vast camp is under military
guard, 400 soldiers having arrived there
to assist in holding in check the crowds
of distracted mourners. For a time!
hope had been held out to the people
that tappings on pipes by the impris
oned men had been heard, but gradu
ally this vanished and the people de
manded admission to see the bodies,
even threatening to break through the
cordon of troops, who had the greatest
difficulty in keeping the crowds from
IlexcuerM Cut Oir.
One man named Sylveslre succeeded
in entering the mine, but he never re
turned. It is believed he groped about
until he was overcome by ihe gases
and perished. It is reported that a res
cue party numbering 40 had been cut
off by the caving in of one of the gal
leries. Minister of Public Works Gauthier,
Minister of the Intcritr Dubief and the
secretary of President Fallieres re
main .-n the ground, endeavoring to
comfort the distressed families of the
Second Section Plows Into First
Section on B. & O. in
OBSCURED BY SNOWSTORM
Two Killed and 14 Injured Fatal Col
lision cf Passengers On the
Toledo, March 12. Two killed and
14 injured, one of whom may die, is
the list of casualties in a wreck of two
freight trains and a fast passenger
train. No. 7, on the Baltimore fc Ohio
railroad, which occurred at 11:33
o'clock yesterday about two miles from
Two engines were wrecked and the
mail and express cars, two baggage
cars, two passenger coaches and four
freight cars were demolished and later
burned. The dead:
JOHN HOOTMAN, Chicago Junc
tion, fireman passenger train.
W. HOY, Wheeling, W. Va., postal
I.ejcn t'ut Oft to Free Hotly.
In order to release the body of Fire
man Hoot man 'of the passenger train
from under his engine it was. neces
sary to cut off his legs with an ax. He
had been instantly killed. Within half
an hour all of the injured had been
removed to the dining car of the pas
senger train that remained on the
track and an hour later they were bo
ng cared for by physicians.
A snowstorm was the cause of the
wreck. Godsend is the name of the
watering tank where the wreck oc
curred. A fast eastbound freight train
stopped there at 11:15 to take water.
A snowstorm obscured Engineer Al
bert Gauste's view of the second sec
tion that followed closely btuMnd. No
warning flagman was sent back, ac
cording to the second engine crew, and
the engineer saw the caboose of the
first train just in time to put on the
air brakes and call to his fireman, C.
E. Nicholson, of Garrett, Ind., to jump.
Fatal Wreek On lliirtlnlon.
Lincoln, Neb., March 12. The Bur
lington passenger trains Nos. 1 and 11
collided headon two miles west of
Akron, Col., on a curve in a deep cut
at '5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
George H. Sherwood, mail weigher on
No. 14 was killed. Engineer Hardy
of No. 14 and his fireman are seriously
scalded. Two mail clerks on No. 1
were slightly hurt. Two engines, a
mail car, and a baggage car were re
duced- to wreckage. No passengers
were seriously injured. It is said the
wreck was caused by the failure of the
operator at Brush to deliver an order.
Mnftrfn Arf Injured.
Dubuque, Iowa, March 12. Nineteen
persons were injured, several seriously,
when the Chicago Great Western pas
senger train No. 1, which left Chicago
Saturday evening, was ditched by a
broken rail at North Hanover, III., 25
miners. President Fallieres has given
$2,000 to aid in relief measures. The
ministry will add a further sum and
the chamber of deputies will be a.-jked
to vote $100,000 for alleviating distress
KiKuteeu Hundred In Vlln.
Ministers Gauthier and Dubief have
received complete details of the catas
trophe from M. Lava urn, the director
of the mine.
"Of 1,-sOO miners who were down in
the pits when the explosion occurred
he said, "073 were working in pit No.
4, 4S2 were in pit No. 3, i71 in pit No
2, and the remainde r in pit No. 10.
"Those rescued were taken out as
follows: From pit No. 4. 190: from pit
No. 3, 13 escaped through pit No. 11;
400 came tip from pit No. 2 and 74
from pit No. 10. A number of these
were injured and some of them have
since eued. At tiie present moment
over 1,000 men remain imprisoned."
Another director declared that the
imprisoned men numbered 1,1 00, all of
whom he believed to be dead.
Story of Survivor.
Leon Cert", one of the rescued men,
said: "I was working with a gang
when the explosion occurred. The
foreman immediately shouted for us to
follow him, and, dashing into a recess
in the gallery, we wen? followed by a
blast of poisonous gases, whic h rushed
by, however, without affecting us. We
remained there for eight hours, when,
feeling that suffocation was gradually
coming upon us, we attempted to es
cape. We crawled in single file to
ward the shaft, but several of the men
dropped dead on the way, Including
my son and the foreman. I carried
my nephew on my back for 40 minutes
and succeeded in saving him. It took
us four hours to reach the shaft."
NOT FOR STATES
Bill Requiring Publication
on Broad Lines.
PERRY BELMONT EXPLAINS
Chairman Griggs of Democratic Nation
al Congressional Committee
Washington, March 12. Terry Bel
mont of New York, president of the
National Publicity Bill organization,
addressed the house committee on
election of president, vice president and
representatives in congress today on
the purification of political compaigns
by preventing secret contributions
Representatives Cockran of New York
aud McCall of Massachusetts, also ad
dressed the committee on the general
subject of publicity as set forth in the
bill introduced, Ly McCall and support
ed by the organization of which Bel
mont is president.
Belmont, in explanation of the pur
jhscs of the McCall bill, said it was
drawn te compel the publication of
contributions to campaign funds of
national committees with no thought
of interfering with state control of
state elections. He said many states
have passed publicity laws which
would be strengthened by the national
rifKM i A t recall !.
Belmont said Griggs, who has just
been elected chairman of the demo
cratic congressional committee, is will
ing to publish all contributions he may
receive in the approaching campaign.
The bill, he added, is in no sense par
tisan and has the support of men
prominent in all existing party organ
izations. miles east of here. The engine, bag
gage and bullet cars and two sleepers
Another on II. A. O.
Pittsburg. March 12. The engine
hauling a through Baltimore & Ohio
express train was derailed near Smith
ton, today and after ploughing along
side the rails some distance, overturn
ed. Engineer Cunningham, and Fire
man Kirkland were seriously injureel.
The passengers escaped with a severe
MISS ANTHONY NEAR DEATH
Little Change in Condition During the
Last 24 Hours.
Rochester, N. Y., March 12. There
has been no marked change in the con
dition of Susan B. Anthony since yes
terday. Her death is looked for at any
. Miss Anthony- has been rapidly sink
ing since 10. o'clock. Her breathing is
irregular and at times barely discern
ible. Her physician said she would
probably; not live the day out.
Three United States Mar
shals Victims of
FIGHT AT VENITA, I. T.
Wickliffe Brothers, Sons of For
mer Indian Justice, Run
Yen ita, I. T., March 12. Six United
States deputy marshals were ambush
ed in the Spaninaw hills, near Kansas,
Indian Territory, by a band of Indian
full blobd outlaws last night. In the
fight that ensued three deputies were
killed. Thomas Wofford, one of the
deputies who escaped, carried the
news to Tahiqucha today, and Marshal
Daraugh issued orders to rush every
leputy marshal in the northern district
f Indian Territory to the fccik. The
outlaws are alleged to be headed by
Charley, John and Thomas Wickliff,
sons of the former justice of the peace
of the CVhcrokeo supreme court.
, lu Trouble Heliore.
Last March members of the gang
killed Deputy Vicr and escaped after
i battle with a posse. They are pro
fessional horse' thieves and have given
the authorities much trouble.
OUTSIDE OF KANSAS
nquiry at Kansas City Result of Evi
dence Uncovered in Recent
Kansas City, March 12. Acting upon
resolutions passed by congress, three
members of the interstate commerce
commission began investigation here
into charges made by the independent
producers of Kansas that railways of
Kansas discriminate in favor of the
Standard Oil company in the matter of
oil rates outside of that state. The
railroads involved are the Santa Fe,
Missouri Pacific, Missouri, Kansas &
Texas, St. Iouis &. San Francisco, Rock
Island, Union Pacific, Kansas City
Southern, and the Burliugton.
PACIFIC COAST IN
BAD MARCH STORM
Northwest Having a Record Breaking
Disturbance Fruit Crops Are
Portland, March 12. RejMrts from
all parts of the Pacific northwest indi
cate the district is in the throes of ono
of the worst storms ever experienced
in March. Railroads are blockaded
and wire communication is interrupted.
Fruit crops arc seriously threatened.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 12. The
heaviest snow fall of the winter, rang
ing in depth from 4 to 12 inches, ac
cording to dispatches received from
various parts of the state, covers Indi
ana. In the north portion traffic on
steam and electric roads has been Im
peded. Many Cadets Set Back.
Annapolis, Md., March 12. Owing
to deficiencies in studies the follow
ing have been transferred from the
class of 1907 to 1908: R. G. Thoniar.
Iowa; A. C. Martin, Illinois; E. II. Hen
derson, Illinois; S. O. Grelg, Illinois.
From the class of 1908 to 1909: F. W.
Townsend, H. C. Ridgcly, B. D. Rogers,
W. K. Page, G. B. Keater. Illinois.
MEYER IN CABINET
Amabssador to Russia Said to
be Slated for Taft's
Washington, March 12. It Is the
president's intention to offer a cabinet
place to George L. Von Meyer of Mas
sachusetts, present ambassador to St.
Petersburg. It is probable the portfo
lio to be extended will be that of sec
retary of war In the event Taft ac
cepts the position of associate Justice
of the supreme court. In case Taft
does not accept the position offered,
Meyer will In all likelihood succeed
Bonaparte if the latter is transferred
to the department of Justice when
Moody retires. Justices Brewer and
Harlan had a long talk with Tuft to