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EVERYBODY 12 PAGES 12 PAGES j READS IT. NEEDS IT. i I. AST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 7, 1907. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS N V TOO FASTFOR HIM Harry Orchard Protests Against the Rapid Fire Method Of AttorneyRIchardson of Coun sel for W. D. Haywood. CItOSS EXAMINATION. Is Brought Down to Blowing Up of the Vindicator. Ue Didn't Know the Defendant Until Fall of 1902. Boise, Idaho, June 7. The cross ex amination of Harry Orchard, leading witness in the Haywood trial, has been carried down to the dynamiting; of the Vindicator mine at Cripple Creek, Col., in September, 1903, and Its progress indicates that it will con sume much more time than the direct examination. After protest from Or chard against the speed of Attorney Richardson's questions, which he said cut off his answers, and a wrangle be tween counsel on the subject the cross examination of the witness as to his experiences in the Coeur d'Alene country was resumed. The defense laid the foundation for a showing tnat Orchard was not at Wardner the day the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill was blown up, and then passed on to the life of Orchard in Utah in 18.99, 1900 and 1901. The witness owned up to a lot of gambling at which he repeatedly lost his earn ings. The defense showed that until he went to Cripple Creek in the au tumn of 1902, Orchard had never known Haywood, Moyer, Pettibone or Simpkins. The witness confessed that he stole ore and powder from the vindicator mine. The witness testified that he heard Haywood and Moyer deliver speeches at Cripple Creek after the strike of 1903 began, protesting against any violence Ly the union men. Attorney Richardson sought to show that Orchard had suggested blowing up the powder in the Vindi cator and while the witness admitted that he told W. F. Davis of the ex lstence of the powder and that the Idea of setting it oft had come to him he swore that Davis first suggested the act. Orchard Identified William Kasterly, who at the call of Mr. Richardson came from the back of the court room, as the man who had aided him in the experiments that led to the making of the bomb finally used In the v indicator mine. - . Proceedings in Detail. When Orchard resumed the stand to day Attorney Richardson began at once to ply him with a rapid fire or ques tlons. Before answering. Orchard ask ed permission to correct two state ments of yesterday. He said he had neglected to give the name of his sixth sister Minnie Hcrsley, who married a man named Rogers and who lives In Kew York state somewhere. Orchard also said that he stated yesterday he had no partners in the wood business In Burke, Idaho. He remembered to day that there were two men to whom he owed money and to whom he had promised an interest in the business. While Orchard was making the latter "statement Richardson Interrupted him with a question. Tho atto-neys for the state at once objected to counsel cutting the witness ofT. Orchard also protested to the court, faying he wouid like to have the opportunity to state his answers be fore being interrupted. "We both can't talk at the same time," he said to Mr. Richardson, "and yesterday you asked new questions be fore I could answer tne old ones." Counsel sgain joined in the protest and Mr. Richardson became somewhat excited, declaring that if it was the purpose of counsel to start a row be tween him and the witness he thought they might just as well have it out at once. "The witness will be allowed to an swer the questions without Interrup tion." said Judge Wood sternly and the examination proceeded. He Was a Poker Player. Orchard admitted that while he was In the Idaho mining country he became quite a gambler, playing poker most of the time. He was asked how he voted the day the unions decided to go clown to Wardner and blow up the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine mill and said he did not remember. Mr. Richardson wanted the witness to name all who attended the meetings. He gave the names of five or six. "And those are all you remember?" asked Richardson. '"Xot all I remember, but they are the only ones whose names I can recall at this time," replied the witness cooly. The attorney next took the witness through a description of the make up of the train which took the rioting miners to Wardner. Orchard said it was composed of 13 cars, some being freight and others passenger coaches. "Ale you sure," finally asked Rich ardson, "that you were not at Burke or Mullin playing poker when this ex plosion occurred?" "I am sure," came the reply. "I lit ore of the fuses which fired the pow ,43er under the mill." Mr. Richardson wanted to know the names of all who helped unload the powder at Wardner and who helped to place u unaer tne mm. Orchard gave several and said they were all he could remember. "Did you know Haywood, Moyer or Pettibone at this time?" "No, sir." "They were not with you at Wardner when the mill was blown up, were they?" "No, sir, not that I know of." Fight In Court House. A lively fight took place In the court house this morning before the opening of the trial. A big loose-Jointed miner from Silver City, anxious to see the famous witness and hear the examina tion sought-admission to the court room about an hour before the opening. At the bottom of the stairway he was stop ped by three sheriff's deputies form ing the outer guard. The visitor resent ed the questions put to him and under took to break through the lines. Jack Wooden, a big deputy, tackled the etranger, who made a lively resistance. Wooden, however. Anally landed him on the lawn. He was allowed to go, but not Into the court room. Orchard said he left Idaho after the blowing up of the Bunker Hill and i Sullivan mill to avoid arrest. He was taken over the years from 1899 to 1902 In detail, explaining to Mr. Richardson where he worked, where he got his money and where he went from time to time. Orchard said he worked on an average of ten or eleven months a year In the mines of Utah, Nevada and Ari zona. He gambled part of the time. "Did you lose when you first began to play?" demanded Haywood's attorney. "Not always." "But you finally got so the other fel low always lost and not you?" Counsel for the state objected to this form of questioning, but it was allowed by Judge Wood. He Generally Lost. "I nearly always lost," quietly replied the witness. In reply to Richardson's Questions Orchard traced his journeylngs from place to place. The attorney wanted to know how much money the witness had at each place. Orchard supplied the information to the best of his recollec tion, admitting that a large percentage of his wages went over the gambling table. He seldom remained more, than from one to three months In any min ing camp. Up to the time he went to Colorado in 1902, Orchard said he had never heard of Haywood, Pettibone, Moyer or Simpklns. Orchard said he did not hear of Gov ernor Steunenberg's action in suppress ing the Coeur D'Alene troubles until some time' after he left the states of Idaho. The witness said It was his own Initi ative which took him to Colorado and said that no one connected with the Western Federation of Miners had urged his going. At that time, July or August, of 1602, there was no trouble In Cripple Creek. Arriving in Colorado he went to work in the Trachite mine and renewed his membership in the Western Federation of Miners, Joining a local headed by W. F. Davis, who had been in charge of the party which blew up the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mill. Attorney Richardson asked the wit ness repeatedly about his gambling ex periences, laying much stress On this feature of his cross examination. When the Western Federation of Miners ordered a strike at Cripple Creek in August, 1903. Orchard said he went out with the other union men. The strike committee was composed of W. F. Davis. Sherman Parker and a man named Kenniston. Orchard said he had heard that Parker and Ken niston are dead. Mr. Richardson next took the wit ness through his "high grading" ex periences in the Vindicator mine. High Grading Experience. "When you said the other day that you had high graded in the Vindicator during the strike, you simply meant that you were an ore thief, didn't you ?" "I don t know what you call it, re plied Orchard. "We took the high class ore out secretly and sold it." Tou often made as high as $25 or $30 a day, didn't you from high grad ing?" "Yes." Orchard said he also "high graded" while at work in the Vindicator before the strike. In his direct testimony Orchard said he had reported to Davis the finding of a car load of powder in the Vindi cator mine. 'Up to the time you told this to Da vis had there been any talk to you of proposed violence to the mine? ask ed Mr. Richardson. "No sir." "You broached the subject?" "Yes. I'd heard the leaders of the Federation of Miners had blown up mines before." The witness could not recall who had told him of this. He believed It was Arthur Doolin. Your object was to suggest to Da vis the firing of this powder?" I felt some enmity to the mine owners and had thought of It. The soldiers had been brought In there and were running us around." Asked how he came to know there was powder In the mine, Orchard said he had stolen some and sold it. "Was there anything in your ex periences at Wardner, Idaho, which al so suggested the touching off of this powder to you. It may have. "Did the suggestion that the powder In the mine be touched oft come from you or Davis?" From Davis. He said he would give me $200 to touch it off." Orchard said he had communicated his "thoughts" about blowing up the mine to Davis. Would Have Killed Fifty. Orchard said there were about fifty nonunion men work In. the Vindicator mine. He believed the touching oft of the carload of powder would have meant the death of all. And you, proposed to murder fifty men for $200?" asked Richardson. I proposed to touch off the pow der." Orchard fenced In reply. "Did you average the men at about $4 a head?" An objection to this question was sustained by the court. Orchard said that Moyer come to Cripple Creek during the strike and made a speech urging that no overt acts of any sort be committed, saying thev would surely be charged to the Western Federation of Miners. Haywood spoke to the same effect, cautioning the strikers against drink ing and gambling as well. "Didn't Haywood say the mine own ers would like violence for they could than bring in troops and break up the union?" asked Richardson. "I don't remember that." "Didn't he say that any violence would react on the union and was not to be countenanced?" "T be'leve he did." With a man named Choltz, Orchard said he went into the Vindicator mine to attempt to fire the powder. "A eager" discovered them and they shot at him. This incident caused an abandonment of the plan of blowing up the mine at the time. Orchard said the mine was guarded by the militia when he and h!s companion went down, but there was one passage left unguarded. Two months later the matter of blowing up the mine was again taken up. "Then who susested it this time?" demanded Richardson. "Sherman Parker and Davis." Orchard said the plan this time was to attach a pistol to a light bar at the seventh level. The cage would lift thia har. discharge the pistol into a box of giant caps, which In turn would explode the powder. Orchard said Will Easterly helped him conduct ex periments along this line. Identifies Psl. , "Is Kasterly In the room?" asked Richardson in a loud voice. A man stood up in the rear of the court and was commanded by the at torney for the defense to come down (Continued on Page Eight.) .TAKES 'EM TIRED. Officials at Washington Weary of Japan's Complaints. Gave the Matter More Attention Than It Deserved. THINK WE ARE SCARED The Mikado's People Misunder stand the Situation. No Other Nation Would Fuss About Such Trifles. Chicago, June 7. A dispatch to the Tribune from Washington says: There is beginning to be manifested here a distinct feeling of Irritation against an apparent disposition on the part of certain people in Japan to mag nify molehills into mountains and to persist in an endeavor to precipitate trouble between this country and Japan. For months the state department has been extremely tender of the susceDti- bilities of the Japanese. Ever since the president went out of his way to settle the school question in California, which was, strictly speaking, entirely beyond the province of the federal government, there has been a manifest disposition on the part of certain public men in Japan to criticise the United States and to complain about all sorts of little things. The Japanese consul in San Francisco and the ambassador in Washington are perfectly well aware that conditions ex ist in San Francisco which are wholly unusual, and are beyond control of the state authorities, to say nothing of the nation. In spite of this, reports continue to come from Japan like the cabled inter view with Count Okuma, In which refer ence is made in serious fashion to the anti-Japanese outrages in San Francis co. The government here is becoming annoyed at these repeated complaints about petty crimes and insults against the Japanese. They have the same rights in San Francisco that Americans have. . There is a growing belief that the Japanese at home and abroad have misconstrued the attitude of the federal government. Courtesy and considera tion for a friendly nation Induced the president and secretary of state to go infinitely farther than they would have gone had a European country been in volved. Apparently the Japanese have interpreted this as weakness or even as fear on the part of the United States. . All reports from San Francisco lndi- cate that the latest alleged "outrages' there are extremely minor incidents of the genral riot which has come about as a result of the paralysis of the city government. The wrecking of a bath house and restaurant during the time t the riot would not be considered an in ternational incident by any of the great European powers. The pettiness of recent complaints on the part of the Japanese, coupled with the fact that immigrants from that country are pouring over our borders In defiance of our laws, is making many of our government officials extremely tired. If complaints and protests and de nunciations of corner fights and barroom rows seem to be continued with the con sent of the Japanese government, some body here In Washington may take oc casion to hint to the Japanese ambassa dor or to the Tokio government that the American people are considerate and courteous to all nations, but that there Is a limit to their patience, which seems to be nearly reached at the present time. Hostile Talk for Home Consumption. New York. June 7. The Herald's correspondent at Tokio cables that Count Okuma's "jingo" utterances and hostility to' the United States are re garded by Japan's leading statesmen as principally for home consumption and part of the progressive party's efforts to overthrow the present ministry in the interest of Admiral Yamamoto. the navy minister in the last cabinet, who is now traveling in Europe. He states that the recall of Viscount Aoki. am bassador to the United States, is also cne of the progressive plans. They desire a "more aggressive" representa tive at Washington and Baron Kaneko is mentioned as his successor. "Count Okuma is out of politics," the comment concludes, "and is re garded as a Japanese Tolstoy." According to the correspondent, Foreign Minister Hayashi declares the Japanese and American governments are at one in their views and there is no likelihood of international compli cations pending fuller consular ad vices not yet brought before the cabi net. Count Itagaki, one of the foremost of the elder statesmen ana a leaaer in the former Okuma-Itagakl cabinet, the dispatch adds, has written an open letter to the president of The Hague conference urging international con sideration of the exclusion question. tt aavs race differences often cause war, and that exclusion is entirely contrary to the principle of mutual intercourse and can not De permuted. From the viewpoint of humanity, he says, The Hague conference should in augurate an international conference. Objects to Restriction on Emigration. Tokio, June 7. A representative of the Japanese residents in America, ar rived here recently and called upon the foreign minister. Viscount Hay ashi. He has reported that the latter assured him that the proposal made by the American government to enter into a mutual agreement for the re striction of iabor emigration would be rejected by Japan and that every ef fort would be made to expunge the last clause of article 2, of the present treaty when it comes up for revision in 1909, but that it was not expected that America would yield easily on this point. A special commissioner will prob ably be dispatched to America to in vestigate the actual conditions pre vailing there. BY EASY STAGES. Iron Workers Will Reach Kiglit Hour Day in 1910. San Francisco, Cal., Juno 7. The committee of the Iron Trades union met last night and ratified the agree ment entered into between the em ployers and men on May 31, last on a basis of which the recent strike was declared off. Under the agreement the men return to work under the same conditions of hours and wages which prevailed when - they struck, the agreement to remain In effect for 18 months. The employers, however, concede that commencing December 1, 1908, there shall be a reduction of 15 minutes in the work day every six months until an eight hour day is reached on June 1, 1910, and which shall be in effect thereafter. The ratification of this agreement affects 20.000 men who wIIL return -to work at once. The machinists alone have not yet signed the ratification, but It is believed they will.' t " ' ' - STANDARD LOSES Court Overrules Exceptions to Bill of Complaint. Give. Leave to Answer as to Portion of the Charges. St. Paul, Minn.. June 7. The United States circuit court today overruled the exceptions to the bill of complaint of the United States against the Stan dard Oil company and the defendant Is granted leave to answer as-to por tions of the bill to which it had filed exceptions. TUCKER TAKES BLAME. Says He Was Responsible for Affida vits, Believing Them True. Leavenworth, Kan., "June" 7. Albert L. Wilson, of Kansas Jity, and ex-At- tornev General Moneu, or onio, repre senting H. H. Tucker, the indicted sec retary of the Uncle Sam Oil company, left last night for Washington to insti tute habeas corpus proceedings before the United States supreme court to se cure Mr. TucKer s release - irom tne Leavenworth county jail. The attorneys tor 'lucKer said tnat they will base their application for a release on habeas corpus proceedings on the ground that Tucker is not guilty of contempt for the reason that the allegations in the affidavit can be proven. TucKer apparently uoea not regret ine filing of the affidavit. He said: "I will ingly take all the blame for that affi davit and am going to stick to it to the last. I think I can prove that every allegation in it is true, provided the judges will give me an opportunity to present proper witnesses. . 1 am per sonally responsible for the filing of the affidavit, for I insisted that it be filed, believing that the allegations contained in it are true. - Tucker is not at all dispirited about his confinement and is making prepara tions to do a good deal ef work tha.t will give him physical exercise. He said this morning: "I have not done any manual labor frZ-a good while, and I am going to .sek Sheriff Brown to allow me to spend a portion of my time on the rock pile; tha exercise will be good tor me." It is reported that John Marshall, noted New York attorney frequently in the employ of William R. Hearst, is preparing to spring some sort of a sen sation to relieve his pent-up feelings as a result of being barred out of the court here. Judge Pollock refused him aa mission to practice before his court, taking the matter under advisement for the time being. Attorney Marshall seems to feel very angry and seems de termined to make an effort to be al lowed to be heard before Judge Pollock. He wanted to represent Tucker in this case. After Mr. Tucker was sentenced yes terday it was announced that the Un cle Sam Oil company bankruptcy case would go over until October. It was an nounced last night, however, that tne bankruptcy hearing would come up in the United States circuit court next Tuesday and all interested were direct ed to be ready to proceed with the case at that time. It is said that Judge John C. Pollock will .not sit in the case. One of the regular circuit judges will come from St. Paul to preside. It is not known yet which one will come. The attorneys for Tucker and the Un cle Sam Oil company have been very anxious to have a bankruptcy trial to get the company property out of the hands of a receiver. The officers of the company will have an opportunity to show that It is solvent and to prove that It can meet all its stock and bona ob ligations. It is probable that Tucker will be allowed to come Into court to testify. PRICE OF RUEF'S PULL. Proprietor of the Pup Says It Was $o,uuu a lear. San Francisco, Cal., June 7. Jean Loupy, for eight years proprietor of the Pup restaurant, was the first witness called by the prosecution at the resump tion of tho Schmitz trial today. The Pup was, before the fire, Abe Ruef's political headquarters. On the evening of the day Delmoni co's" liquor license was revoked, Loupy testified he called Ruef on the telephone and made an appointment. "The next day," said Loupy, "I called on Ruef and asked why Delmonlco's license was taken away. "I suppose my turn will come next," I said. "Can't you help us? Can't you be our attorney and how much would be your fee? "Mr. Ruef said: 'Well, if you want me to take your ease aa a lawyer, it will cost you $7,000 a year on a contract for two years. And the money must be in currency no checks go." "I went to the other restaurant keep ers and told them. They said the price was too much. Then Pierre Priet said: I know Mr. Ruef, I will go and see him and fix this up.' ' "A day or two later we had a meeting at Marchand's of the proprietors of the Poodlo Dog, Delmonlco's, Marchand's, The Pup and Bay State. Priet report- ; ed that he had been to see Mr. Ruef anc that Mr. Ruef would take our cases and protect our license for $5,000 a year. We all five agreed to pay this and contrib uted our shares. Priet took all of the money and delivered it to Mr. Ruef." Cross examination by Mr. Campbell of the defense brought from Loupy the emphatic statement that Ruef . had never come to the restaurant men and offered his services or asked to be em ployed, but on the contrary he was solicited by himself in behalf of the restauranteurs, that Ruef said he would rather not take the case but if they wanted him his fee would be $7,- 000 a year. TRUST JUND-UP. One Is Being Arranged by President Roosevelt. His Cabinet and Members of Department of Justice. ONE CONFERENCE HELD And Another One Is Scheduled for This Evening. Harriman Case and Harvester Trust to Be Considered. Washington, June 7. Trust matters and alleged violations of the Sherman antitrust and other laws occupied the attention of the president for a time to day and will be again resumed tonight. Milton D. Purdy, an assistant attorney general.to whom has been turned overall the evidence in the alleged discrimina tion by the anthracite coal carrying roads against independent miners was an early caller at the White House. He would not discuss the interview with the president. Later Edwin W. Sims, United States district attorney at Chicago, was with the president.. Mr. Sims is here for the purpose of conferring with administra tion officials regarding evidence to be Drought before the federal grand jury which meets in Chicago next Tuesday. There are said . to be several cases of rebates by railways in violation of law that may be brought to the attention of that body. There also has been some talk of proceedings against the so-called Harvester trust. Mr. Sims would not say Just what will be done. Tonight at 9 o'clock the president is to confer with his advisors regarding the Harriman case and the charges against various coal carrying railroads. "There was a good deal of discus sion about routine, matters but we saved the trusts for tonight," said a member of the cabinet today, as he was leaving tho White House after the usual Friday cabinet meeting. There were three absentees, Messrs. Cortelyou. Taft and, Metcalf. "Tonight's conference is to cover several aspects of the Harriman case, which are badly In need of discussion, the socalled Harvester trust and the charges against the bituminous rail roads," said one of the officials, who is to participate in the meeting at the White House tonight. "In fact," he added, the meeting Is to be a general symposium on the subject of the trust prosecutions. The president wants to clear up the mat ter as far as practicable and reach a definitely settled programme - on this whole subject before he goes away for the summer. In addition to members of the cabinet there will be present several officials from the department of justice and members of the inter state commerce commission. AN INCH OF RAIN. I Nearly -That Amount Fell In Topeka. Other Sections of " the State Were Also Favored. This section of the state has been visited by a number of light showers during the past 48 hours, the precipi tation amounting to .84 of an Inch. Thirty one-hundredths of this fell dur ing the earlier hours of last night and .63 hundredths during the preceding 24 hours. The rain has been general over the northeastern portion of the state and light showers have fallen in the central and northwestern section. The moisture did not come as a gen eral rain in any section of the state and in most Instances the total was reached by adding the precipitation which fell during numerous light show ers. The showery condition Is over lor the time being according to the fore cast sent out by the weather bureau in this city, though conditions may change so that sections of the state will be so favored. Bright and Warm Today. The sun has been shining brightly all day and the temperature rising steadily since early morning until ac 2 o'clock it registers 86 and the day exhibits every symptom of midsummer weather. Straw hats ana smrt waists are no longer out of season and today fans of every description are having their inning and perspiring pedestrians haunt the shaded side or the street. The heat is felt more than at any other time this season on account of the sudden change from autumnal weather and the excessive amount of humidity in the air caused by the moisture of yesterday and last night. There is a four mile an hour wind blowing from the south, but it has hardlv force enough to move the muee-v atmosphere. The following were tne temperatures for today: 7 o'clock 70)11 O ClOCK iV 8 o'clock 73112 o'clock 82 9 o'clock 7 61 1 o'clock 84 10 o'clock. 761 2 o'clock 86 Baker. June 7. The precipitation dur ing the past 24 hours has amounted to on nf an inch which fell yesterday and during the early hours last night. Concordia. June 7. Just a little rain hoc fallen in this section of the state. hardly enough to lay the dust and the government gauge records the amount at .01 oi an men. Dresden. June 7. Ten hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen during the past 24 hours and the indications are that tne snowera nave ibii mis section of the state. Maxville, June 7. Light showers have fallen during the past 24 hours and the precipitation has amounted to .14 of an inch, just enough to freshen vege tation and keep it in good growing con dition. Osage City, June 7. This section of the state was visited by a heavy down pour yesterday which amounted to 1.64 of an inch and insures plenty of moisture for growing crops for some time to come aa there has been plenty of moisture since the heavy rains of last week. Manhattan, June 7. Showers have fallen here during the past day and night and while the precipitation amounted to but .32 of an inch it will be of great benefit to growing crops. Russell, June 7. Just a fraction less than halt an inch of moisture has fallen in this part of the state during the past 24 hours and the precipitation as recorded by the government re corder amounted to .48 of an inch. Sedan, June 7. Just a trace of rain has fallen in this section of the state, though the conditions seem favorable for other showers. Wichita. June 7. A light shower fell yesterday, the government weath er bureau recording the precipitation at .04 of an inch. Abilene, June 7. A hail and rain storm visited this section of the state yesterday which will be of an im mense amount of value to this section. The hail storm did but little damage. Smith Center, June 7. A heavy general rain visited this section of the state last night which amounted to a little more than two inches. The moisture was needed and the benefits derived from the precipitation will be of immense value to the farming com munity. ,. ! Dodge City, June 7.- No rain is re corded at the government station in this city and the indications are that this section of the state and westward is to be slighted in the distribution of showers. Silver Lake. June 7. One and a half inches of rain fell yesterday and last night. The rain was accompanied by a high wind, though but little, if any damage was done by the wind. The precipitation will be of great value. Kansas City, Mo., June 7. The pre cipitation last night and yesterday amounted to a little more than a frac tion of an inch. Dover, June 7. There were no show ers in this section of the county yes terday, just a steady downpour of rain which when measured amounted to 2V4 inches and is the largest amount of precipitation that has fallen at any one time this spring. The- wind was exceed ingly high on several occasions, though no reports of damage from this source have been received. Grantvllle, June 7. The rainfall dur ing the past 24 hours has amounted to Just an even inch. It came in the torm of showers and soaked into the ground as it fell. Elmont, June 7. About an inch of rain has fallen in this part of the coun ty during the past 24 hours in the form of Bhowers scattered over the entire period. Meriden, June 7. This section was favored with light showers, yesterday and last night, the precipitation amounting to half an inch. . Richland, June 7. The. precipitation of the past 24 hours probably amount ed to an inch and will be of- great bene fit to the growing crops. - Auburn, June 7. The total amount of rainfall during the past 24 hours has amounted to a little more than an inch. according to the different measure ments taken. Minneapolis, June 7. One of the best rains of the season visited this part of the state yesterday and last night, the precipitation amounting to about 1 inch. While not badly needed It will be a great benefit to crops of various kinds. Oskaloosa, June 7. The rainfall of the past 24 hours, which was in the form of showers scattered over that period, amounted to one inch. Saiina, June 7. Light showers have fallen during the past 24 hours and the measurements taken Indicate that the total precipitation has amounted to .44 of an inch. SAVE THE TWINE. Postmaster General Myer Issues Order to His Help. Washington. June 7. In further ance of the efforts by the postoffice de partment to meet the emergency caused by the advance in the price of jute twine and the" consequent Insuf ficiency of the appropriation to pro vide for its purchase. Postmaster Gen eral Myer has Issued an order direct Ing all employes in the postal service to exercise the greatest economy in the use of twine. All clerks in post offices and in the railway mail ser vice. In tieing up packages of letters are instructed to use only sufficient twine to make the packages secure and the removal of twine from pack ages at points of destination must be done in such manner as to render pos sible its further use. Heretofore twine has nearly always been thrown away after being used. BURGEE CASE CONTINUED. Preliminary Hearing; of Cab Driver Dove Postponed to June 10. Cofteyville, Kan., June 7. The pre liminary hearing of Harry Dove, a cab driver, charged with the murder of Dr. Valle Burgee in this city the night of March 3, was continued Thursday until Monday. The reason for the con tinuance was the absence from the county of J. R. Chariton, the county at torney. Dove's father arrived today from Stillwater, Ok., bringing with him an Oklahoma criminal lawyer, who, with local attorneys announced that Dove will fight the case to the end. Dove is in Jail at Independence and was not brought here. A new theory now advanced in the case is that Bur gee had caused trouble between a man and his wife; that the angered husband, who had been separated from his wife for some time on account of the matter, came here March 1, when he was seen in the building where Burgee's office was the day of the dentist's disappear ance. Tle "Glass Doll" Won 925,000. London, June 7. At Epsom today the Oaks stakes of 5.000 soveregins, $25,000, for 3-year-old fillies, distance about one mile and a half, were won by Mr. Joel's "Glass Doll." LaModia was sec ond and Lady Hasty was thlid. Four teen horses started. Wonther Indications. Chicago, June 7. Forecast for Kan sas: Generally fair tonight and Saturday. POLITICMJOSSIP Congressman W. A. Reeder Will Have a Primary. Figures He Would Stand Better Chance to Win. CONTROLS COMMITTEE Can Therefore Have Frimary if He Wants One. Lively Scramble for the Nomina tion Is Imminent. It can be stated on good authority that the fight for the Republican nom ination for congressman in the Sixth district will be settled by a primary election. William A. Reeder, the present con gressman, who controls the Sixth dis trict congressional committee, while at Beloit the first part of the week, reach ed 'an understanding with Captain W. H. Mitchell, chairman of the congres sional committee, and the plan for a primary election was made. Mr. Reeder expressed himself, it is understood, as being In favor of a primary, and Captain Mitchell will see to it that the commit tee carries out Congressman Reeder'B desires. Indications are now that there will be a free for all scramble in the Sixth dis trict for the nomination, with W. B. Ham of Rooks, I. D. Young of Mitchell, A. G. Mead of Mitchell, Geo. Holland of Russell, and possibly others, fighting for the honor, against W. A. Reeder. Mr. Reeder figures that with such a scram ble, his chances for landing the prize are improved, rather than diminished by the primary plan. Whatever Reeder wants will go, for Reeder can control the committee. It is understood that under certain conditions, John Q. Royce of Phllllps burg may be a candidate for the nom ination. A primary would suit Royce pretty well, as he has a wide acquaint ance in the district, and-figures that he could draw strength from factions of the party. Royce has always been a staunch Reeder man, but the possibili ty to his own candidacy has been something which the politicians have been unable to overlook. If the primary elctlon is used as the method of settling the contest. 1t is ex pected that Royce may get into the fight. - It Is said that J. R. Burrow has about ceased to figure himself In as a con gressional possibility. ' Ed G. Sample of Osborne, who is in Topeka today on law business, says that If a convention is held, Osborne will make-a strong bid to have it in that town. .... "I don't know what the committee will do about the primary plan," said Mr. Sample, "but ir there is a conven tion. Osborne is going to make a hard fight to land it. Osborne is as easily ac cessible as any other town in the dis trict. - "It looks as though there was going to be a big fight for the nomination this year. I think that Osborne county will be for Reeder, and I can't see how any one of the opposing candidates can beat him. Each of them would rather have Reeder. get the nomination than see it go to any of the others. "There 13 not much of any political talk out In our county up to the pres ent time. The farmers are feeling a little grouchy about the way wheat hac turned out, and the corn is back ward. But nobody is discouraged. Prosperity has too strong a grip on the county to be shaken by one year of bad crops. Building and improve ments are going right along. We are building a $50,000 court house at Os borne." J. K. Mitchell of Osborne county, who was in town today with Mr. Sample, said: "The Square Deal movement is strong in Osborne county, and there are many people who want to see Stubbs get into the race for governor, stnhh has some very strong support. and it would not be surprising if he should consent to be a candidate, x don't believe that Fitzgerald will be a very strong candidate in our section of the state. He is not likely to get the Square Deal support, because his ror-orr? nrlor to the last election was not such as would commend itself to the Square Dealers." Young Won t tommii niinsru. senator I. D. Young of Belolt. Mitchell county, one of the men who is expected to be a prominent figure in the contest, was in Topeka today for a few hours to attend to some matters of business with the state board of control. Senator Young Is not yet willing to talk about the congressional fight, but his friends say that he is planning to bo a candidate. Asked concerning his Intentions or becoming a candidate for congress In the Sixth district. Senator Young said: "I have nothing to say about that at present. It looks as though there would be quite a fight for the place." "Are you In favor of a primary to settle the contest?" ' "I always am in favor of the direct nrimary, ana nave no mremi tui it in the Sixth district af- tion to fairs." GIRLS FIGHT POLICE. Riotous Inmates of Industrial Homo Gagged and Bound. Chilllcothe, Mo., June 7. Forty un ruly girls at the state industrial home today participated in a riot which re sulted in a hurry call for the police and a sheriff's posse, and a hand-to-hand fight before the mutiny was quelled. The girls became unruly and refused to do the bidding of the officers of the home and created such a disturbance as to arouse the neighbors. The affair soon got beyond the control of the of ficers of the institution and a riot call was sent to police headquarters, which was responded to by the chief and a detail of officers and the sheriff. The officers worked several hours before the inmates were gotten under control. The leaders who insisted by shouts on keeping up the trouble were gagged and locked up. The girls gave the offi cers a hard struggle. Several officers were stationed at the home ail day.