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EVERYBODY j 10 PAGES I EVERYBODY 10 PAGES NEEDS IT. READS IT. LAST EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS. JULY 3, 1907. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS s s WAS A PIPEDREAM Pat Moran Denounces the Story of Harry Orchard That He Went to Denver to Get Money for Hiin. BURNING OF A TOWN mas Proposed by a Member of the Pinkertons According to the Testimony of a Haywood Witness. tc:.-o, Idaho, July 3. The defense in the Steunenberg murder trial today continued its attacks on the testimony of Harry Orchard, and the methods of the Pinkerton detective agency. Pat Moran, who Orchard testified made a trip from Cheyenne to Denver for him to set 5C0 from Geo. A. Pettibone, af ter the Independence station affair, went to the stand and testified that Or chard's story was false, "a pipe dream," the witness called it. Joseph Barnes, now a farmer, but for merly a miner and a striker at Tel luride, testified that George Riddle, the Pinkerton operative who worked up to leadership in the Tellurlde union, had proposed various crimes, including the dynamiting of mines and the burning of the t .a. Barnes said that when it was proposed that the strike be settled . Riddle forcefully opposed any settle ment. The witness also said he met Orchard Bith Riddle at Tellurlde. On the cross .examination of Francis C. Clifford, an insurance man who formerly officed at 'ettibone's store, the state brought out jMie racr. mat between April and July p"" wrcnara oiten lounged around Pet 11 Done s store. Davis Is Wanted Again. As for several days past there were miny vacant benches in the court room nen tne morning session of the Hay wood trial opened todav. It was announced that inmr -m t H. F . Massecar, had been quite 111 dur- JS ine nignt. Judfre WnnH jalrrl -mr massecar lr ne relt able to proceed to day. Upon receivinsr ply the court informed the Juror that if at any time he felt it necessary the wuuia De interrupted until he was in Detter pnyslcal condition. The prosecution asked the court to Is cue an order directing W. F. Davis, one of the leading witnesses for the defense, to remain within the Jurisdiction of the court as he would be wanted again. The uruer was issued. Francis Clifford, a life insurance so licitor of Sterling, Colo., was the first witness of the day. Clifford said iie movea irom Scranton, Pa., to Denver. in April, 1905. He rented desk room in George A. Pettibone' store in Denver, holding it from April until Nowrnhpr 190o. The witness met Orchard under the name of Thomas Hogan, Pettibone making the introduction. Orchard came around to the store Just as dozens of others did, according to the witness who uescriDea the store as one bie room There was also an undivided cellar be neath. "Orchard told me one dav that ho -n-oo making lots of money selling hail insur ance," declared Clifford. "He then turn ed to Pettibone and asked him to cash a check. Pettibone looked at the check and said he did not have enough money. lie offered to give Orchard as much as he had. Orchard said he would take what Pettibone had and get the balance later. "The next time I saw Orchard he told me he was going to Alaska. This was in June, 1905." Clifford saia he never saw a light in i-euiDone s cellar at night, except on one aay in October, 1905. Cross Examination. On cross examination the witness said he heard in June, 1905, that Hogan's real imme was urenard. Pettibone did not tell him. He asked Pettibone about the matter, nowever, and the latter said ne believed Hogan's right name was Or chard. As to the check Clifford said he did not ece wnom it was Irom or the amount of it. Joseph C. Barnes, living near Mont rose. Colo., was the next witness. He said that he and George W. Riddle, Pinkerton operative No. 36, were chums and fellow members of the union at Tellurlde. Barnes declared that Riddle was constantly suggesting violence. He proposed to roll two kegs of dynamite down a Mil into the Liberty Bell mill; he advised the miners to "minr-h" anv of the deputies or "bar! mpn" vhn looked cross; told them to burn the town or lenunae, to beat up any men who started to work and run them out of town. Barnes was a most loquacious witness and constantly called out waves of laughter by his ready and lengthy re plies. After being deported from Tellurlde Barnes told of going back to the town in a barrel. The militia discovered him, but he escaped by climbing a tree. He saw Orchard and Riddle together once In Tellurlde. Cross examined by Senator Borah, Pirnes said he had never engaged in any criminal act with Riddle. 1ld you ever contemplate a crime'" "Tes, sir. When I started back to Tellurlde I made up my mind to kill any man who stopped me." "Did vou?" "No, sir, the militia got me." "Did Riddle say he would help you kill anybody?" "No, but he said he would do the same thing." Barnes was a member of the strike committee in the Telluride district. He Said that in December, 1903. all the members of the committee were in fa vor of calling the strike off except Rid dle who said he would not stand for Pat Moran Heard. Pat Moran, the Cheyenne saloon keeper, who Orchard said was sent by him from Cheyenne to Denver to get J500 from Pettibone, was next called to the stand. Moran said he once worked for Pettibone in Denver, selling clocks and lamps and other goods on the ln etallment plan. Moran not only denied going to Den ver on any mission for Orchard, but raid he did not know that Orchard was fvw in his saloon. Johnny Neville and his son and a man whom they called "Sporty" were around there for sev-1 ral days. Moran said he had tried to : iuentif y Orchard since coming to Boise, but coulu not positively say ue was tne iiiaa wco was in his place, ne had lueiulheu young Seville, nowever. Aioian buiu lie saw W. V. Davis with tiio iNeviiie paiiy in the saioua one aay. iie iiuu mei ijd.via in Denver. Unaer cross-examination Aloian saia that lie ana Davis went nsnmg together in cneyenne. Out at tne dam mey ran across tne two Nevilles and orcharu. Tub enuie party slept togetner in the uoods mat mgnc, Davis auu Aloran be ing bunk mates. Duung Uie auernoon Moran said that he anu uie .Nevnle boy nsneu togetner ana orcnard, Davis and tne oluer Se ville went up Uie creek together. "Did it occur to jou," asued Sen ator llorafc, "that they were sending you away with the boys so they coula talk?" "I did think about that afterwards," said Moran. John Dennis, a former Cripple Creek miner, when introduced as a witness said he knew a Pinkerton op erative who as a member of the union got in meeting one day and declared ho was tired of peace and thought something ought to be done. Declared Out of Order. He was declared out of order by the president. George B.- Breen, formerly a rail road conductor at Cripple Creek and who was a witness several days ago, was recalled to tell of the taking of General Sherman Bell and a company of militiamen to Dunnville. Colo., to round up some union men who had taken to the hills. Breen said that five uniformed men acted as Bell's body guard. They car ried sawed off shot guns and six shoot ers. The defense laid emphasis upon the sawed off shot guns. Orchard, in his testimony, referred constantly to weanons of this character which ne said he sot at miners' headquarters. Breen told of the fight of three miners up the hill at Dunnville and the firing of the militia at them. one oi tne men was killed. Several others were captured and their camp looted. In the camp the soldiers found two brok en down shot guns, one rifle, a six shooter, a pair of scissors, a knife and fork and a can of sardines. Attornev Darrow when asked the purpose of this testimony by the court said it was to show a part or a general conspiracy to crush the Western Fed eration of Miners. Luncheon was then taken until 2 p. m. SAW SPIKES PULLED. Former Sheriff Says Orchard Had Xo Part In Train Wrecking. Pueblo. Col.. July 3. Former Sher lit J. L. Beeman said last night that Harry Orchard had no connection with the attempt to wreck the Flor ence & Cripple Creek train, as Or chard has testified. He said that while he was sheriff the Teller county auth orities brought to Pueblo a man nam ed Charles Beckman, an employe of the Thiel Detective agency. Beckman was placed In Jail with Charles Mc Klnney. who was accused of the at tempted train wrecking. In hopes or getting a confession from him. Be fore going to Jail on this mission Bee man says Beckman related a story of his experiences. He said ne was a detective and a member of the West ern Federation of Miners' "Inner cir cle." The "inner circle," Beckman as serted, designated him and severat others to wreck the train. He report ed the matter to Scott, special agent for the railroad company, and Ster ling, special agent for the mine own ers and went with them to the scene of the proposed wreck, where they saw men pull spikes from the rails. After gaining an alleged confession from McKinney, Beckman left Col orado for parts unknown, saying that this country would be too hot for him. SHE SAVED THE TRAIN. A AVoman Used Her Apron as a Dan ger Signal. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 3. Two carloads of giant powder standing on a side track of the Oregon Short line at Becks Hot Springs, about five miles form this city, exploded jarring heavy buildings in this city and causing con siderable excitement for a time. No one was killed but two men were In jured. A train carrying 100 passengers to the Lagoon pleasure resort, was ap proaching the burning cars, when Mrs. J. Olson flagged it with her apron and told the engineer that the blazing cars contained powder. Almost before the engine could be reversed the explosion came, ihe windows of the coaches were broken in and the passengers thrown into a panic by the frightful concussion. The timely warning giv en by Mrs. Olson undoubtedly saved many lives. Telegraph and telephone communi cation to the north and west was cut ofT. as every pole in the neighborhood went down and window panes in houses for two miles on either side of the explosion were smashed. The ex plosion was due to fire in dry grass near tne track reaching the powder loaded cars. THEY COME HIGH. Brewery Receivers File Claim for Few Fees. The receivers for the brewery com panies applied in the suoreme court Tuesday afternoon for allowances of fees in some of the cases already de cided. The papers filed set forth that the receivers have been obliged to travel about the state a great deal, and lose much time from their business. They think that they are each entitled to the following sums: In the Anheuser-Busch case. SI. 500 each. Schlitz case. $2,000 each. Pabst case and Helm case. Ssnn each. In each case. The amount asked for is onlv in partial settlement, and the fee is regu lated by the amount of property which the receivers have taken into their possession. The amount of Schlitz property is set forth as J100.000. and Anheuser-Busch as $75,000. The total amount asked for in nar- tial settlement of fees Is $13,500. Sells Farm at $00 Per Acre. Atchison, Kan., Ju-.'y 3. John Rurne has sold his farm of 228 acres south east of Horton to Mrs. Knudeson. liv ing near Willis, for $20,500, or $90 per acre. This is considered one nf th. best farms in that locality. Mr. Burns nas ownea it lor nearly 30 years. HOT ONJIS TRAIL Federal Officers Have Besieged the Home of Mr. Rockefeller. Systematic Search for Uead of . Standard Is Made. HIS FRIENDS VISITED. In the Hope of Finding the Missing Financier. Mrs. Rockefeller Is Made 111 by the Excitement. Cleveland, July 3. Deputy United States marshals continued their search for Jolui D. Rockefeller here today for the purpose of serving him with a subpoena to appear in the court of Judge Landis at Chicago next Satur day. Chandler said he placed no cre dence in a report published this morn ing to the effect that Rockefeller had left Forest Hill in an automobile last night, slipping by a deputy marshal, who was on guard all night around the residence of the oil man, and is confident that service will be obtain ed before many hours. The search for Rockefeller today was on a more systematic basis than anything attempted heretofore. With an increased number of deputies at his command Marshal Chandler had the grounds at Forest Hill thoroughly gone over. Deputy marshals also called at all the homes of a number of Rocke feller's friends, where it was thought he possibly might take refuge. More than twenty deputies each with a copy of the subpoena are now searching for Mr. Rockefeller in this city or Its suburbs. As a result of the excitement inci dent to the Rockefeller residence be ing placed under guard it is said that Mrs- Rockefeller has become seriously ill. She is suffering from nervousness. She is attended by a trained nurse. Besieged by Marshals. Cleveland,. July 3. Forest Hill, the suburban home of John D. Rockefel ler, was besieged by United States Marshal Frank M. Chandler and a corps of deputies representing the de partment of justice until last night. The efforts of federal officials to serve the subpoena issued from Judge Landis' court in Chicago on Mr. Rockefeller were unsuccessful. Access to the lodge was denied a deDutv marshal at 2 o'clock and Mar shal Chandler at that time announced that he -would ask the department of Justice at Washington for further au thority in the case. Later he was ad mitted to the lodge, and Superintend ent Jones of the Rockefeller estate in formed him that he and his deputies could havi the freedom of the place, disclaimer being entered that the barring of the gate against the deputy marsl-al was meant as an affront to federal authority. Marshal Chandler would not say positively that ne be lieved Mr. Rockefeller at Forest Hill but he said he felt sure that the latter is now within the jurisdiction of the federal court of northern Ohio. Rockefeller Not There. Pittsfield. Mass., July 3 United States deputy marshals who went to the home of K. Parmalee Prentice, the son-in-law of John D. Rockefeller today, pre sumbably to serve a subpoena upon the oil man in connection with pending court action in Chicago, did not suc ceed. Mr. Prentice met the deputies and informed them that Mr. Rockefeller was not there. The deputies retired and shortly afterwards left the city. SET FIRE TO HUSBAND. AVoman Confesses to Burning Ilini Up In Bed. Scranton, Pa., July 3. Mrs. Kindra Howrsto, aged 18 years of Dunmore, is in the county jail charged with having burned her husband to death that she might be free to marry her former lover. Ignatz Hutro, Is also in jail charged with being an accessory. The police officials says that Mrs. Howrsto has confessed and given all the details of the crime. All the parties are Llthuan ians. According to the story told to the police by Airs. Howrsto, she and Hutro were lovers before she married Howrsto in the old country two years ago. Hutro preceded them to this country. When they came here they settled near where Hutro was living, in Dunmorn borough. Hutro renewed his attentions to Mrs. Howrsto and frequently was at their home. Accord ing to her confession, Hutro came to the Howrsto home on Monday and suggested that she do away with her husband so that they could be mar ried. Following Hutro's suggestion the woman got her husband drunk, and when he was stupefied in bed she went to the room with a kerosene lamp. She poured the oil from the lamp on the bed and then she says the lamp dropped on the bed setting it afire. At the sight of her husband roasting and squirming in the flaming bed she became horror stricken and rushed from the house crying "Fire." Neighbors extinguished the flames and had Howstro sent to a hospital where he died without regaining conscious ness. Hurto denies all knowledge of the crime. Both are held pending an in vestigation. , COMING BY THOUSANDS. Japanese Are Pouring Into America In a Steady Stream. Victoria, B. C, July 3. It is said over 3.000 Japanese will arrive in Brit ish Columbia during this month from Japan and Honolulu and ae many, if not more, are expected in August. The steamer Kumeric will bring the first large contingent of 2,000 Japanese from Honolulu to be followed by other Brit ish steamers bringing similar number. The numbers being brought across the Pacific are constantly increasing. Five steamers due during the next two weeks from Japan have a total of over 900 on board. Panama President Going to Europe. New York, July 3. President Amador of Panama arrived here today en route to Europe. SHALLTTLIVE? Balie Waggener Attacks Lire of Railroad Board. Contends Before Supreme Court That Its Creation Is Illegal. STATES IN BACK SEAT Railroads Under Jurisdiction of Interstate Commission. Case Will Not Be Decided Until Next Fall. The argument of the Madison branch case In the supreme court on Tuesday afternoon was one of the most inter esting events which has taken place before that body for some time. The case is the one in which Balie P.- Wag- gener is attacking the constitutionality of the Kansas law creating the state board or railroad commissioners. The court allowed the state" until Monday to file its brief, and. gave Mr, waggener 30 days in which to file reply brief. This means that the case will not be decided until fall. Mr. Waggener presented to the su pteme court in his oral argument the new contention that under the laws as they now exist, all railroads doing in terstate business, are under the exclu sive and absolute jurisdiction of the fed eral government, through the interstate commerce commission, and the federal courts. He contended that .the state boards of railroad commissioners have been practically all- wiped out of exist ence, and have nothing ' left except minor function asr police regulators of state railroads. Mr. Waggener appeared alone on be half of the Missouri Pacific, while the state was represented by Attorney General Jackson, S. S. Ashbaugh, Carr W. Taylor and A. E. Helm. Owing to the importance of the case, the court allowed an hour for argument on each side. Mr. Taylor led off with an argument on the report filed by the special mas ter, in which he contended- that the findings of the master were not sus tained by the evidence. Attorney General Jackson then ppoke briefly on some points of the case, em phasizing the fact- that the lailroad company had, by its neglect, forfeited the right to challenge the justice of the commission s order. Mr. Waggener then made a powerful argument one hour in length, and was followed by Mr. Ashbaugh, who closed for the state. Mr. Ashbaugh's argument was regarded as a strong presentation of the state's side, and his attack on Mr. Waggener's arguments was very de termined. Mr. Waggener said in part: "I challenge the -attorneys for the state to tell undeuyWhat branch of government this board of - railroad' commissioners should be classed. This court held the old court of visitation to be void because it mingled legisla tive, judicial and executive functions. I ask this court to carefully consider the Dey case, upon which the state places its whole dependence. Aside from that Iowa case, I challenge the state to cite any commission which is not specially authorized by the con stitution. When a case comes before the board, it is claimed that the board is legislative; but when the same case is appealed to this court, the board is judicial." "Do you contend " asked Attorney General" Jackson, "that this court has no original jurisdiction to determine the reasonableness of a rate?" "This court has no authority," re plied Mr. Waggener, "in its original jurisdiction to determine the reason ableness of a rate. It is only as an appellate court that it can act upon such matters. "This is a matter that concerns the people of the whole United States as well as the people or Kansas. it is conceded that the Missouri Pacific is an inter state carrier, and according to the decisions of the higher courts, it was the intention to give to the fed eral government absolute and! exclu sive jurisdiction over every railroad which does an Inter state business, leaving only to the state boards a sort of police jurisdiction over state roads. I used to be quite a strong believer in state's rights, but the time has come in the history of this govern ment when that question has become a myth. The time has come when we must have a strong central govern ment." "This court held not long ago," In terrupted General Jackson, "in the Western Union case, that the state has considerable jurisdiction." "But it don't follow that the court was right." retorted Mr. Waggener. "It must be admitted, however," said Mr. Jackson, "that this question, is something more than a myth. It is a pretty stubborn sort of a myth." Mr. Waggener read a large number of decisions sustaining his contention that the present laws should be inter preted to give to tne federal govern- . . . i - . 4,. t.ji.i: .. e .. : i ment the exclusive jurisdiction of rail roads, leaving all state commissions with no powers whatever. Justice Burch. who wrote the recent very im portant opinion in the Western Union case and Pullman case, in which it was held that the state had Jurisdiction over the state business of the respec tive companies, and could compel them to pay charter fees under Kansas laws, questioned Mr. Waggener keenly at times, and indicated that he did not agree with the Missouri Pacific attor ney. In reply to Mr. Waggener, S. S. Ashbaugh. attorney for the board of railroad commissioners, said: "I want to accept the challenge of Mr. Waggener right here, and tell this court Just where the board of railroad commissioners may be classed. We might as well clear away this con fusion which Mr. Waggener has been trvlng to build up in his 179 pages of brief3, and in his argument before this court. This board of railroad commis sioners is a legislative, but it has no simple. It is legislative, but it has no power to make laws, but merely is given the power to fill in the details. "When It comes to enforcing laws, this commission is the most power less body in the state. It absolutely Is helpless to enforce its own orders. It has to come before this court by man damus proceedings and secure action which will make its orders effective." WcRtber Indications. Chicago, July 3. Forecast for Kan sas: Tonight and Thursday fair. ' TOOK THE CASH Paying Teller of a New York Banking Concern Puts All the Money in Sight in a Suit Case. WALKED OUT SMILING Said He Was Going to the Coun try for a Short Tisit. Amount Missing Is Estimated at About 96,000. New York, July 3. Reports that have been in circulation of a defalcation in a prominent banking concern have been confirmed, according to a story publish ed today. The concern to suffer is said to be an uptown trust company, and the amount taken is placed at $96,000.. The robbery is described as a remark able one. It was committed Saturday by the paying teller, who took all the cash available, placed it in a suit case which he had brought to the office with him and then smilingly bade good bye to his associates in the bank, saying he was going Into the country over Sunday. No trace of him has since been found. . The defaulting teller had been in the employ of the trust company for three years, earned a good salary, lived a temperate life so far as known and was implicitly trusted. Detectives Are Hunting: Him. New York, July 3. Detectives throughout the United States are searching today for Chester B. Run yan, paying teller of the Windsor Trust company who, the directors allege, is missing with $96,315 in cash. The ease is being handled by private detectives. George W. Young, a di rector of the trust company confirms the report of the defalcation which the detectives say is one of the most remarkable ever reported. Runyan is accused of having placed $96,317 in currency in a suit case last Saturday and departed after shaking hands with his associates. Runyan, it is said, did not even go to his apart ment to bid good bye to his wife to whom he had been married for five years. Runyan is said to have taken all the cash available in the bank last Saturday. The directors, it is stated, have made up all the loss of the de falcation. Runyan was a man of exemplary habits so far as known and his conduct was such as not to arouse any sus picion. When the auditors went over his accounts on May 1 they were found to be all riht. RAN OVER A BABY. Engineer Took It From Under the Tender Unhurt. Chicago, July 3. Somewhere in Win- netka. a north shore suburb, there is a baby which has the proud distinction of having been run over by a railroad train and emerging from under the wheels without a scratch. Just after leaving tne station yester day. Engineer Duncan of a northbound Chicago & Northwestern express train saw a white object lying between the rails in front of the train. At the first glance he supposed it to be a news paper and paid little attention to it. The next instant he threw on his air brakes with a jerk that sent every one in the train sprawling. 'Good heavens, he shouted, turning a white face to his fireman, - its a baby." By the time the train had come grind ing to a standstill, the white object was under the tender. Duncan ana nis me- man jumped to the ground and with a scared group of passengers rapidly gathering around, drew the baby's body tenderly from unaer tne big engine, xne baby, which had been lying on its face opened its eyes, stared at its rescuer for a moment and then burst into a healthy wail. The child was absolutely unhurt. Subsequent efforts to learn the iden tity of the child or its parents were unavailing. The baby appeared to be about a year and a half old. SCHM1TZ TO RUN AGAIN. Imnri soned Mayor Announces Can didacy for a Fourth Term. San Francisco, July 3. Mayor Eugene Schmitz, who is awaiting sentence un der conviction of extortion, in an inter view has authorized the Associated Press to announce that he will be a candidate for re-election to a fourth term, and that he has already begun the preliminary work of his campaign. He declared that he is confident of win ning at the polls, and that nothing will prevent him from running except the denial by the appellate and supreme courts of the appeal he Is preparing to make for a new trial of the charge of which he stands convicted, by a jury In the superior court. Another announcement by the mayor is that he will bring mandamus pro ceedings against Judge Dunne if his sentence is not forthcoming next Mon day as promised. Until judgment is passed the mayor cannot carry his ap peal to the higher court, and until he has appealed he has no hope of gaining admittance to baiL- TAFT ON HIS VACATION. The Secretary Leaves Washington for a Month in Canada. Washington, July 3. Secretary Taft left for a month's vacation to be spent at Murray. Bay, Canada. He will stop in New York City and at Mulbury.Mass., at the former place a few hours and at the latter place tomorrow where he will visit his mother. The secretary was unaccompanied- Rioting Resumed In Odessa. London, July 3. A dispatch to a news agency from Odessa says that an anti Jewish riot was started by a black hun dred gang there during the night. The rioters killed- two Jews and wounded 15, including several children. GAS FOR OOTTO X WOO D FALLS. Topeka 31 an Secures Franchise to Pipe From Elmdale Fields. Cottonwood Falls, Kan., July 3. At tne last meeting of the city council i franchise was granted to E. E. Roude- bush of Topeka to pipe natural gas in Cottonwood Falls for light and heating purposes. The gas must be here with in 12 months. Mr. Roudebush is treasurer of the Jennings-Shaw company. They have been putting down shallow wells around Elmdale for the past year and have now received a large rig and will begin at once to put down a deep well. TROLLEYS CRASH. Mistake in Signals Caused Wreck Near Washington, D. C. Motorman lulled and 2U or More Passengers Injured. Washington, July 3. a mistake in signals today resulted In a head on col lision near Alexandria Court House, three and one-half miles from Wash ington on the single track line of the Washington, Arlington & Falls Church trolley railway, between a passenger car loaded with government employes ana two flat cars loaded with steel rails and pushed by a motor. William Mock, mo torman on the passenger car, was so badly injured that he died en route to the Georgetown university hospital and more than 20 others were more or less seriously injured. It is believed that two or three may die. The list of dead and injured follows The Dead: WILLIAM MOCK, motorman, abdo men penetrated by rail, .both legs frac tured: died in ambulance. The Injured: G. T. Warring. Ballston, Va., com pound fracture of both legs, hip broken, Roger Fitzhugh. p. K. Dewey, conductor, not serious. J. C Plant. Glen Carlin. Va., superin tendent computing division, supervising architect's office, treasury aepartment. T. W. Sebastian, Upton Hill, Va., knee injured. E. W. R. Ewing, Jbsaiiston, leix side crushed, serious. Miss Eva Taylor, stenographer, Alex andria County Court House, injured about limbs. C. R. Veitch, Ballston, Va. John W. Veitch, Clarendon, Va. Miss Dallas Ball, Clarendon, Va. A. L. Cross. Vienna, Va. John B. Blackburn, Falls Church, Va., clerk war department. Linton Freeman, Falls tjnurcn, va, fractured hirj. Miss Ada Rhodes, Falls cnurcn, va., bruised about body. Titus R Snoddy. Falls Church, va. clerk in navy department, fractured shoulderblade. Tom Gannaway.' - Wilbur Lovelass, motorman. F. W. Boidon. Falls. Church. T Tt Gorham. Most of the Injured were sent to Georgetown university hospital. Nearly all of the passengers- were employed in Washington and are residents of Vir ginia suburban towns. How It Happened. The wrecked car was about 40 min utes late, having been delayed at Ash dale station. It followed a special car also bound for Washington and when this latter car passed the switch near ths court house the work train which was stationed there pulled out on tne main track and started UD grade tow ards Falls Church. If the motorman of the special signalled that a passenger car was following the crew of the work train failed to understand it. The regular passenger car was coming down grade toward the switch at about 45 miles an hour, endeavoring to make up lost time. Motorman Mock, it is said, made a desperate effort to stop his car, but the brakes had no effect, on the grade, and the car crashed into the train of rails while under full speed. Several passengers, in addition to those named, received slight cuts and bruises and their injuries were dressed at the hospital at Ft. Myer, Va. AUTO JUMPS A FENCE. One Occupant Thrown Against a Tree and Killed. Wellesley, July 3. In the wreck of an automobile here early today one young woman was killed and three people were injured. The victim was Miss Margaret Swanton, 22 years of age, of Waltham. The injured were Miss Margaret Turpen, William Walsh and Frank McLaughlin, all of Waltham. The four people were returning from South Framlngton to the Walt ham homes in a large touring car and were passing down Central street of this town at a good rate of speed when in an effort to escape collision with another car crossing their path, the driver turned his car from the road, jumping a stone wall and crashed into a tree. The machine turned a com plete somersault, hurling its occupants to the ground. Miss Swanton was thrown with frightful force against the trunk of a tree and was instantly killed. The other three passengers were badly shocked and received se vere bruises. STAMPS AT AUCTION. Turkey Haa a Collection of 17,000,000 for Sale to Highest Bidder. Washington, July 3. Chekib Bey, the Turkish minister, today announced that his government has a collection of 17 million postage stamps which will be sold at auction in August and the pro ceeds donated to the Higaz railway which is being constructed from Damascus to Beirut. The funds for building this railroad are being sub scribed by the national government, the various municipalities and by citizens who desire to contribute. When completed the road will be op erated by a commission designated by the government. The collection or stamps which the Turkish government has contributed consists of more than loo denominations which have been issued by the Turkish government during is years. Minister Chekib Bey will receive bids for the collections and forward them to Constantinople. IT'SADEEPSECRET Newspaper Men Shut Oat of Bailroad Board Session. Didn't Want Public to Know Wrhat Bichards Said. MISSOUHI PACIFIC MAN Expressed Himself About Com plaint of Trackmen. Placed Private Car and Engine at Disposal of Commission. J. H. Richards, of Fort Scott, general attorney, came before the state board of railroad commissioners Tuesday af ternoon, and in a session which was held behind closed doors, with news paper men barred, told the board what he thought about charges filed against the Missouri Pacific by the National Union of Railway Trackmen. No rea son was assigned for making the meet ing secret. It is understood that tho board waa given to understand that the Missouri Pacific would provide means for taking the railroad commissioners lines for the purpose of inspection. n. in eaiu mat tne Missouri Pacific officials object to furnishing tr no ro tation to "Jake" Shen retary of the trackmen's union win filed the complaint against the Mis souri Pacific. However that may be, the railroad commissioners intimated today that they did not need Shep pard in their business. "We want to find the general condi tion of the track' Raid one of the commissioners, "and if the condition is bad only in isolated spots, so that it is necessary to have somebody find them and point them out to us, it would not constitute the general coa dition." The commissioners sav that the. Mi. souri Pacific officials told them they ""6"' miyooay tney wanted to on their special car. but all thin tnnir place at the "secret meeinir " jst. Just what arrangements were made concerning the disbarment of Shep- v me nut Knuwn, Apparently the railroad commission ers accepted this situation, for they are jjiaiujiuB iu mart in at tne uolorado line, and make an insneotion of th (i.n-ir; Pacific tracks clear through to Missouri. . ney win travel in a special observa tion car placed at their disposal by the railroad, and a special ensrlne. Th!r Journey will be made on slow time, and an naa places in the track will be in spected. It is understood, however, that Mr. Sheppard will not ba present on tha trip. J. H. Richards filed an answer In th case which denies the right of the track- men to file the complaint, and denies th -right of the railroad commissioners to hear it. Following are some of the rea sons given: "Because in making said comDlaint said complaint undertakes to usurp and does usurp to itself the right, power and authority to Institute a complaint against said respondent for causes, man ners and things set forth therein, which only this board has under and by vir tue of the laws of the state of Kansas. "Because it being disclosed In said complaint, and otherwise, so that it has become a notorious fact, and has also been so published by the complainant and its secretary, one J. I. Sheppard, the active agent and promoter of this or ganization in the press of this country, t:.at a like complaint to this has been filed before the board of railroad com missioners in the state of Missouri, and inasmuch as It has been likewise dis closed thatsald complainant proposes to file like complaint in still other states where your respondent company has lines of railway and where it is claimed that like conditions exist, so that if true. a case or cause of complaint exists un der the law in such cases made and pro vided wherein only the Interstate com merce commission, being by the Inter state commerce act solely and exclusive- ' ly empowered thereunto has jurisdic tion to hear and determine, wherefore complainant has no legal capacity or lawful right to make such complaint or complaints and this commission would have no right, power or Jurisdiction to hear and determine the same. "B. P. WAGGENER. "C. E. BENTON. "J. H. RICHARDS." TORNADO IH TEXAS. A Xnmber of Persons Injured and Several Towns Damaged. Rochester, Texas, July 3. Early, this morning a tornado destroyed th greater part of this town. No deaths . have been reported but a number of persons are hurt. Farm houses in this locality have been demolished. At Munday the tornado destroyed several buildings and one church. Business buildings were badly damag ed. Several persons were hurt, but no lives lost. At Wrichita Falls tho wind caused considerable damage. At Olney, a number of buildings were wrecked and the Ikleberger cotton gin destroyed. Mrs. W. K. Haygood, of this place, was seriously injured. Ix6S of $10,000. El Paso, Texas, July 3. The town of Merkel, Texas, was partly destroy ed by a storm early today. At least dozen buildings were blown from their foundations and some of them de stroyed. Telegraph and telephone poles were blown down all over the town. No lives are reported lost, but several persons were badly Injured, including R. A. Miller, George Lang don, Mr. and Mrs. Parker and a boy whose name has not been learned. Tho loss is estimated at 10,000. Caught the Mars Canals. Cambridge, July 3. The Lowell ex pedition to the Andes has succeeded in photographing the canals of Mars according to a telegram received at the Harvard observatory from Prof. Percival Lowell, director of the Lowell observatory at Flagstaff, Arizona. Charged With Embezzling $100,000. Berlin, July 3. Herr Knorr, a banker of Anklam, Pomeranla, has been arrested on the charge of em bezzling $100,000. .