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KILLED ON A TRAIN
TRAGEDY ON THE ROCK ISLAND NEAR OOODLAND, KAN. DRUNKEN ITALIAN MURDERS Shoots, One Man Dead, and Injurea Two Women Stalk Through Car, Firing With 'Deadly Aim ai He Proceeds. , In a shooting affray that occurred In a chair car of passenger train No. G, westbound, on tho Chicago, Rock Isl and & Pacific railroad between Dres den and Soldon, in western Kansas, n man who bore tho name of Cdinp ton, but who was identified aa .7. D, Tapp, a tailor of St. Paul, Minn., was killed and Mrs. Morris Oloson of Mar Khali, Minn., and her sister, were wounded. Tho hhots woro fired by John Bolls, an Italian barbor, en route from Boston to San Francisco, who had boarded the train at Chicago. Bo foro tho Hhooting began most of the passengers woro .dozing. In thofr chairs. They woro awakened by frantic yells and pistol shots. Fivo shots woro fired in rapid suc cession by Bells as ho walked through! the aisle from the front to tho rear of tho car, taking accurate aim at oue passongor aftor anothor. He was finally ovorpowored, At Ooodland, Kan., Bells and a traveling companion, Patsy Leganbradi, also an Italian, woro romoved from the train and locked up in Jail. Bells was ac companied by bis wife and four chil dren, and Leganbradi 'by bis wife and five children. The women and their 'children continued their journey to San Francisco. Mrs. Leganbradi said Bells and her husband had been drink ing vermuth, and that they fell asleep. Later Bolls awoke and began to pro test' wildly that some one- was trying to rob him. Thon he rushed up the aisle and began shooting. The body of Tapp was loftat Oood land, and the two wounded womea' were taken toa hospltaiahore. 7 HIGHEST IN YEARS. The Recent Heavy Rains Have Swelled the Mlseeuri t Flood Pelnt. A Kansas City, Ho., June 23 dis patch aays: The Missouri river Is rls iag steadily as the result of recent heavy rains, addod to the annual Juae rjse and at sarao points Is at the flood, stage. Tho stream is higher than at aay time 4 since the disastrous, flood year of 1903, but a repetition of the damage Is not expected. The river is out of its banks today in the bottoms here. The Kaw river also la bank full. However, no great damage la likely at Kansas City? Near Leavenworth hundreds of acres of wheat and corn In the Missouri river bottosas are submerged and water Is up. to. the traoks of the Missouri Pa olio, Burlington, Maple Leaf and Hock Islaad la a number of places. At St. Joeeph the Missouri is up to the dan- aWi ' At Eiwood, Kas., across from St. Joseph,' a haaalet, a strange condition prevails, Part of the place has dls appeared iato the. river. Day by day fpri severa4t;yers ipeoes, of landdrop ped.lato the water uatll now of an original section. of. land of 00 acres flatted, only if ty -acres remain intact. Fix Up the Ticket Tanaje. Secretary ghepard, of the national educational association, has announced that; ail the objections,. to the. rates of fare, to and from the convention to be held at; Los Angeles have heea flaally adjusted; -.Under the arrangements a, thesow stand, tickets will be sold ifor; oaerfare foe the round trip, but they will be validated only at Los An geles, and they will not ve validated uatll the ticket balder has paid, at Los Angeles, the $2 necessary to ac clre vaeathershlp la the national edu 'oatioaal association The railroads will not have anytafaHC to do with the collection of this $8, which must be paid to represeataUves of the asso ciation. Railroad Men at Chicago. A conference of offlclats of Nebraska linos waa held la the ollce of TrafMe Director J. G. Btubbs of the Harriman lines., la. Chicaioi at'the conclusloa of "which it was aaaouaced that an effort would be made to maintain the pres eat rates in Nebraska until the legal tty of the 2-cent law could be deter mined. Universal 2-Cent Fares. A Chicago dpatch says that at a secret meeting of leading railroad presidents held in that city, the deel slon was reached to reduce passenger rates on all toads' in the United States on July 1 to 2 cents a, mile. IN GAMES' NAM I. Capitalist to Buy the Texas Interact of the Waters-Fierce Oil Company. Tulsa, I. T. It Is repeatedly rumored among prominent oil men In this- city that John W. Gates, the controlling spirit in tho Texas company has entered into an agree ment with H. Clay Pierce to pur chaBO .the Interest of tho Waters Plorco company in Texas. It Is said tho doal was arranged In St. Louis' on tho recent visit of Gates to the south west. It la Impossible to get a confirmation of the report. This much is known that the Standard Oil company is making no apparent effort toward building a pipe line from Tulsa to tho gulf, as tho Texas company and Gulf TPipe Line company. On tho othor hand the Standard is. favorably disposed to the Texas company and it at present installing several Immense tank farms In Indian territory, where mil lions of dollars' worth of oil Is be ing stored and which must hayo a gulf pipo lino outlet to bo market able. The methods of the Texas company and the Standard are the same, which strengthens tho belief among the oil mon that the two com panics aro ono and the same. MAY PRESS DISARMAMENT. Gen. Porter Reserves Right to Pre sent Question at Peace Confer ence at The Hague. The Hague. The surprise of the second session of the peace conference Wednesday afternoon was the formal reservation by General Hor ace Porter on behalf of the United States of the right to present the question of limitation of armaments. Together with this, he also reserved the right to Introduce the subject of the collection of contractual debts by force. . While this reservation was made quite naturally, in accordance with a notice served on Russia dur ing the preliminary negotiations last spring and In order that silence now might not be construed as acquies cence In the restriction of the work of the conference to the limits of Rus sian prograrame.lt is believed to Indi cate a firm resolve on .the part of the Washington government after " see ing the trend of- tho situation here to raise, the question later If. it become apparent that the subject is going by default; To Test Transportation Question. Chicago, A test case to determine Whether the railroads have the right to grant interstate newspaper trans portation, in payment for advertising was begun herd Thursday by the gov ernment. District Attorney Sims, rep resenting the Interstate commerce commission, filed suit agalnBt the Chi ago, Indianapolis & Louisville-railway asking that It be enjoined from carrying out contracts for transpor tation made With a magazine. Cleveland's Condition Not Serious. Princeton. N. J. According to a statement issued from the home of Former President Cleveland Thursday night the alarming reports sent are practically groundless. The former president 1b suffering from an attacjc of acute Indigestion, but no operation has. been performed and 'none was contemplated, the state ment says. ' Fines for Russian Newspapers. Moscow. -The Ruskl Viedomostl, the veteran Liberal organ, has been fined f 300 for publishing an article in imical to the government, Four other newspapers were fined sums ranging from 1250 to $500 each, and similar fines have been Imposed on newspa pers In Blalystok, Samara, Poltava, TifllB and 20 other towns. Telegraph Operators Go. Out. San Francisco, Calif. Strike rid' don San FranciBco had another strike added to the list Friday afternoon when the telegraph operators em ployed by the Western Union and Pos tal Telegraph companies left their keys at 3:30 o'clock and walked out of the offices. They demanded an in crease of 26 per cent In wages. No Strike In Rucsla Now. St. Petersburg, Russia. A confer ence Friday of delegates representing all the revolutionary groups, Including tne jfoiisn socialists, union or, ran way employes, Group of Toll and pea sants parties, voted by 47 to 19 votes to reject the proposal to declare a general strike as a response, to the dis solution of parliament. A Big Four Wreck. Columbus. O. A Big Four paasen ger train while going 50 miles an hour was derailed in this city Tues day, the engine and all the coaches turned over on their sides and yet no one was seriously Injured except the fireman who Jumped. The coaches were filled wun passengers. NO RESPECTER OF Uncle Sam Calls . LIQUOR INTERESTS ALARMED Rapidly Growing Anti-Saloon Senti ment Recognized. An Immense Slush. Fund le Being Raised to Attempt to Meet Pro hibition Agitation. Atlantic, City, N. J. injection of ' anti-saloon sentiments into the platforms of both great political parties in the next national campaign was predicted at Thursday night's sessions of .the National Wholesale Liquor Dealers' association conven tion. Calhwas made for the federa tion ofcllquor- interest I ntbe United States not- only to meet the present Bweep of prohibition agitation-, but to prepare to check' the movement in the presidential conventions of 1908, speakers- declaring that growth of the crusades again st liquor will force the party leaders to recognise the ne cessity of placing some "platform doc trine" dealing with the subject before the people at the coming election. Organization of a great campaign fund to meet the new conditions was advocated by the protective bureau of the association aud big contribu tions to this fund from every liquor interest were urged. EX-SENATOR BAKER DEAD. End Came to the Kansas Lawyer and Politician at. Hie Home in Leav enworth, Kan. Leavenworth, Kan. Ex-Senator Lu- den Baker died at his home on Third avenue, in this city, at 1:15 o'clock Sat urday morning. He was unconscious for 36 hours preceding his death. Death resulted from acute Brlght's disease. He had been 111 nearly a year and had not been able to leave his home to go down town for six weeks. Luclen Baker was bom In Fulton county, Ohio, June 8. 18431 He, came to Leavenworth in 1869. His brother, H. L. Baker, one of the pioneers of Leavenworth, was in the hardware business here at: that time. He left an estate estimated to be worth about 1250,000. He accumulated hiB fortune in the practice of law. His diversions Into politics were expensive for him and of" no material gain. He was elect ed to the United States senate in 1896 and Berved one term. Mr. Baker was a Mason and that order will have charge of tho funeral. Tucker Lost the Suit. Leavenworth, Kansas. The Jury in the case of the Uncle Sam Oil company, in which H. H. Tucker, Jr. Bought to have the receiver ap pointed by the Btate supreme court removed, returned a verdict Wednes day finding against Tucker. The verdict was written out by Judge Amldoh, In the United States dis trict court, and it was agreed to by the Jury upon the court's lnsruc tlons. Taft Inspects the-Post. Leavenworth, Kansas. Secretary Tift wns met at the station here by General Hall, commandant of the post and escorted to the lat ter's residence where breakfast was Berved. Tho programme of the day Included a general Inspection of the military service school building of the post, and a dress review of all the troops now assembled here. HOME - MADE HALOES.; Up the Joal Trust. THE GREATEST EVER BUILT Contracts Let for Two Monster 20,000 Ton Battleships of the Dread naught Class. Washington. Bids were opened at the navy department at noon Thurs day for the construction of two Amer-. lean "Dreadnaughts" or what are of ficially known as battleships Nos. 28 and 29, each to be of approximately 20,000 tons displacement, the cost of each not to exceed $6,000,000, exclu sive of armor and armament. The total cost of each when completed 1b estimated to be $10,000,000. The Newport News Shipbuilding company of Newport News, Va., with one bid at $3,987,000 and the Fore River 'Shlnbutldlne comnanv.of Qutn- cy," Mass., with a bid of $4,37-7,000'rwierif the successful bidders. The arrangement of the main bat tery guns is to be such as to per mit a broadside fire 25 per cent greater than that of the broadside of any battleship built, or, so far as la known, under construction. The aver age elevation of the axis of these guns 1b expected to be greater than that of any known battleship, thus af fording a distinct advantage In long range firing under all conditions of weather. ' The actual total weight of hull and armor in the proposed designs for the ships is approximately 3,000 tons greater than In the largest battleship so far built. The design contemplates an arrangement for the installation of reciprocating or turbine machinery. LAND FRAUD CONVICTIONS. Fine and Jail 8entence for Omaha Men Who Are Alleged to Have Defrauded Qovernment, Omaha, Neb. Thomas M. Hunt ington and Ami B. Toddj were sent enced 'by Judge Murfger In the United States district court Thursday to pay a fine of $1,000 each and to be im prisoned in the Douglas county jail for three months. Fred Hoyt was sen tenced to pay a fine of $1,000 and to stand committed to the Douglas coun ty Jail until the fine, is. 'paid. The sentences are the result ot the conviction of the three men after a ten days trial on an Indictment charging conspiracy to defraud the United States out of possession and title to large tracts of land in Sher idan and Cherry counties, this Btate, by means of false, fraudulent and fic titious entries and for subornation of perjury . The defendants gave notice of ap peal to the United States circuit court of appeals on a writ of error and ex ecuted a bond In the sum of $5,000. This constitutes the second or last group of defendants In the Richards and Comstock. Case. Rockefeller Paid a Fine. New York. John ' D. Rockefeller's automobile, in which Mr. Rockefel ler was being rather hurriedly driven to his country home Thursday was Btopped by a constable at Elmsford and the chauffeur was subsequently fined $25 for exceeding the speed lim it. Mr. Rockefeller paid the fine. Governor Folk Grants Respites. , Jefferson City. Governor Folk Tuesday granted respites until July 25 to Amellck and John Brooks, sentenc ed to be hanged at Ironton on June 27, and to William Spaugh, Jr., under sentence to be hanged June 25 at Contervllle. SHOULD BUY YOUR COAL NOW Conditions is Northwest May Be Worst Than Last Tear. The Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroads loth Sound a Warning to Consumer Washington, D. C. Strenuous measures have been adopted both by the government and by the railroads to avert a fuel famine in the west and northwest which is thought to be im pending next winter. Howard Elliott president of tho Northern Pacific rail road, recently wrote to Commissioner Lane of the Interstate commerce" com mission suggesting the. probability of a fuol famine In the west and north west next winter that might exceed. In Its serious possibilities, the famine of last winter. He advised that ev ery effort be made by the commission to induce consumers', including the government to lay in supplies of coal during the summer months, pending the movement of the crops in the ear ly autumn.. Commissioner Lane Imme diately took up the matter with Secre tary's Garfield and Taft, urging that coal supplies at all depots of the gov ernment be put In at as early a date as possible. The subject was consid ered at the last cabinet meeting held before President Roosevelt left Wash-, Ington and It was decided that the suggestion should be adopted. Commissioner Lane has received from B. T. Staunton, chairman of the railroad commission of Montana, a cir cular which the commission has Issued respecting an investigation into the BUbJect of the coal supply now in sight and to be available for the use of citi zens of Montana during the- winter months of 1907 and 1908. The inquiry Bhows that a coal shortage exceeding that of the past winter 1b not only possible but probable, unless steps are taken to avert It, and the com mission advises the people to put In their supplies of coal at the earliest possible date. Schmitz Seeks Release. San Francisco, Calif. Mayor Schmltz's attorneys late Thursday evening applied to the district court of appeals for the release of the mayor on ball by writ of habeas cor pus. Sixteen showings are made in the petition and at least one of them la decidedly sensatlonl. It is a declar ation that the mayor, is suffering from an Incurable disease and that impris onment in a Jail will cause his death. It 1b understood that the disease r- ferred to 1b. an affection of the -Kidneys and that is has advanced to a serious stage. A Two-Cent Rate in Kansas. Topeka, Kansas. An order for a flat two-cent passenger fare in the state of Kansas 1b about to be Issued by the state board of railroad commissioners regardless of the fate of the two-cent fare rates in --other states. It is said that some of the Kansas commissioners have taken up the matter with the railroad officials in an Informal manner and there Is a strong possibility that the railroads will not fight the order. The rail roads are said to be dissatisfied with the mileage book plan, as it 1b a great annoyance to the conductors. Aoki Will Stay. Washington, D. C. The formal announcement by Viscount Hayashi, the Jopanese minister for foreign af fairs, in a Toklo dispatch published Friday that Ambassador Aokl is to be retained at Washington is re garded here as clearly establishing the fact that the present Japanese ministry, headed by Marquis Salonji has assured Itself of the support of both the unionist and conservative parties in Its present attitude toward. America. Telegraphere' Strike le Off. New York. As the result of the visit of Mr. Nelll, commissioner of la bor, and following suggestions made by him an abjustment' of the differ ences between the Western Union Telegraph company and its operators has been reached and there will be no strike. Thursday morning Col. Clowry, president of the "Western Union, addressed a letter to Mr. Nelll, outlining the position of his company, and this is admlttodly satis, factory to all parties '.concerned. Dined With Emperor William. Kalserllcher Yacht Club, Kiel, Ger many. Emperor William gave what might be called an American evening on the Imperial yacht Hohenzollern Friday night. He had Ambassador Tower and Joseph Wharton, Lieut. Commander Howard, the United Statea attache of Berlin, and Lieut. Com mander Gibbons, the United States na val attache at London to dinner and kept them in conversation for Bome t(me afterward.