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Harry Orchard Protests Against
the Rapid Fire Method
Of AttorneyRIchardson of Coun
sel for W. D. Haywood.
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
"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
"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
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.)
Officials at Washington Weary
of Japan's Complaints.
Gave the Matter More Attention
Than It Deserved.
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
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
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.
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 " ' ' -
Court Overrules Exceptions to
Bill of Complaint.
Give. Leave to Answer as
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
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
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
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
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
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.
One Is Being Arranged by
President Roosevelt.
His Cabinet and Members of
Department of Justice.
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.
Nearly -That Amount Fell In
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Congressman W. A. Reeder Will
Have a Primary.
Figures He Would Stand Better
Chance to Win.
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
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
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
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.

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