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llaywood Defense Has Its Evi
dence Nearly All In.
-Mover Is Among Those Yet to
Go on the Stand.
Showing That There Was
Conspiracy in Existence
To Break Up the Western Fed
eration of Miners.
Bolre. Idaho, July 5. The defense
In the trial of William D. Haywood Is
nearing the end of its case. Moyer
will go on the stand late this after
noon or tomorrow morning'. Six wit
nesses this morning closed up the
loose ends In the net of contradiction
In which it is hoped that Harry Or
chard may be entangled. Written
evidence was Introduced to show that
a conspiracy, existed between the Mine
Owners Association, the Citizens Al
liance, the governor and the militia of
Colorado and the Pinkerton detective
agency, all seeking to destroy the
Western Federation of Miners.
The mysterious registered letter
sent from Denver to San Francisco
and which Orchard swore contained
live twenty dollar bills sent to him by
- George Pettibone, signing himself as
"J- Wolff" was explained by Jacob
Wolff, who said he formerly worked
for Pettibone. Wolff said he sent Or
chard a Masonic charm and a union
card in a registered letter. The Brad
Icy dispositions upon the explosion in
his residence in San Francisco will be
read this afternoon.
Proceedings In Detail.
When the Haywood trial was re
sumed at 10 a. m. today there were
few spectators In the court room. This
was due in large degree to the fact
that Boise's Fourth of July celebration
a still in progress and does not of
.eially end until after the masquerade
ball tonight.
The defense offered as the first wit
ness of the day Marlon W. Moore, of
McCabe, Ariz., a member of the ex
ecutive board of the Western Federa
tion of Miners. As Mr. Moore took
the stand Attorney Clarence Darrow
announced that another member of
the executive board. Frank Schmelzer,
was killed in Denver night before last
while boarding a train to come to
Boise as a witness.
Owing to this unfortunate circum
stance Mr.-.Darrow said the defense
might be compelled to ask for a day's
delay a little later on as it would be
necessary to secure from various other
sources the testimony expected from
Schmelzer. The witness Moore vr&a,
asked as to the circumstances Tinder
wiich he agreed to take a letter to
Alaska for Harry Orchard and mail it
from Nome to the second Mrs. Or
chard in Colorado. Moore said he first
met orchard In Denver in May, 1904.
"I was sitting on a bench in court
house square when he came up and
jiuroaucea nimseir. saying he had seen
me in the Coeur D'Alenes." said
Moore. "I saw him several times after
this once on Seventh street in 190K.
I told him at that time that I was sro-
lng to Alaska to organize a union at
.Nome. Later in the evening Orchard
came to my room and asked if I woula
mail a letter for him. It was ad
dressed to Mrs. Harry Orchard and he
told me he wanted to get rid of 'that
woman. He said he might come up
to Alaska later on himself. I arrived
In Nome August 12. 1905. and two
days later I remembered and mailed
the letter."
"That Woman."
On cross examination Moore said he
did not inquire as to whether the wo
man to whom the letter was address
ed was Orchard's wife or not.
Orchard referred to her as "that
woman" and said he wanted to be rid
of her.
Moore said he had talked with Or
chard, but three or four times before
the letter incident took place.
Following Moore upon the stand
came Mrs. Mike Fallon of Butte. Mont.
The witness was formerly the wife of
il'rry Waters, generally known as
"Kid" Waters, a "gun man." who
operated in the mining regions of
Colorado. Waters died In 1905.
"By whom was he employed as a
"By the Mine Owners' association."
"Did you ever see him in comapny
with D. C. Scott and Lyte Gregory?"
"Yes, sir."
, , "How many guns did the 'Kid'
usually carry?"
. "Three; they were of all descrip
tions." "Do you know Harry Orchard?"
"Yes, sir."
"Did you ever see him at your
"Yes. the first time in March. 1904."
The witness was cross examined but
briefly. Her husband, she said, is a
miner and member of the Western
Federation of Miners.
Owen Barnes, sometimes known as
"Owney," was the next witness.
Barnes was Implicated by Orchard in
the manufacture of certain bombs.
Barnes lost both of his feet while
mlninr. He has been a member of
the Western Federation of Miners for
many years. In 1904. Barnes lived in
a cabin near the Independence depot.
Orchard only came there once.
Never Made a Bomb.
"Did you have any conversation with
him as to the manufacture of dynamite
bombs?" asked Darrow.
"No, sir."
"Did you help or assist In any way
In the manufacture of bombs?"
"I did not."
"Did you ever make a bomb?"
"Did you ever commit, or plan to
commit, any acts of violence with
Haxry Orchard?"
"In that district?" Inquired the wit
ness. "No. sir."
"Did you ever enter into any agree
ment or did you ever- plan to commit
an act of violence anywhere else?"
"No sir."
Barnes said that the day of the In
dependence depot explosion, June 6,
1904. he was attending the Democrat
ic national convention at St. Louis.
On cros examination Rernes was ask
ed to draw a rough sketch of the In
dependence depot and the location of
the place where ha Jived, where Or
chard lived and where Bill Easterly,
Steve Adams and Bill Aikman . lived.
All were within a short distance of
the depot.
On redirect examination Barnes
said practically the entire mining
camp lived right around the depot.
Next came Jacob Wolff, a former
clerk for George A. Pettibone and In
whose name letters containing money
were sent to Harry Orchard In San
Wolff said he first went to work for
Pettibone In 1895 and remained a year.
He again entered Pettlbone's employ
in 189S and remained in the store un
til the business was wound up in May.
1906, following Pettibone's arrest and
Incarceration In Idaho.
Headquarters at Pettibone's.
The witness said that many of the
Colorado miners when in Denver made
Pettibone's store their headquarters.
He ofter made purchases for them on4
allowed them to leave bundles, etc., in
the store. He met Orchard at the store,
but did not remember ever having seen
Steve Adams there.
"Do you remember sending something
to California in 1804?" asked Darrow.
"Yes, sir, Mr. Pettibone was in the
store opening his mall one day and af
ter reading one of the letters he said
to me
The state objected to what Pettibone
said and was sustained.
The witness said he saw Pettibone
open and read a letter. Later he went
to the postofflce and registered a letter
lor him.
"What was put In the lettor?"
"A union card and a Masonic charm.'
"That's the last you saw of the let
"Yes, sir."
There was no cross-examination.
The defense claims that Orchard ask
ed Pettibone to keep his union card.
Masonic charm and some money for
him when he started west In 1004. fol
lowing the deportations from Cripple
Archie Lester Harper, a young man
Just admitted to the bar in Deover, told
of being arrested In Victor, Colo., the
day following the Independence depot
"What for?" asked Darrow.
He Talked Too Much.
"I was told that I had talked too
much in a college debate at the
state university at Boulder. The
question being debated was, resolved.
That the calling of the militia in
Cripple Creek was uncalled for and
unwarranted.' I was upon the affirma
tive." Harper said he was taken into cus-
today by two "white caps." Joseph A.
Naylor of the militia, whom the wit
ness knew, happened along and order
ed his release but refused to have the
white masked men arrested, as Harper
says he demanded.
The witness was told that his
father, John Harper, who had been
manager of the union store at Victor,
had been deported to Canon City.
Young Harper and a companion walk
ed the 35 miles to Canon City and
found the elder Harper there, his
head cut and bleeding.
John Harper followed his son on the
stand and related his experiences dur
ing the strike period at length.
Negroes Slake War on the
Police of
New York.
New York, July 5. Policeman Ed
ward Conrad was probably fatally In
jured in a race riot which occurred In
Upper New York late last night. At
tempts were made to kill other police
men, scores of negroes were severely
clubbed and five arrests were made
before the trouble was brought under
The trouble started when Police
man Conrad seized a negro who was
discharging a pistol on the streets.
Immediately hundreds of negroes ran
to his aid, seized the policeman, slash
ed him with razors and kicked and
beat him. White residents came to
Conrad's aid and In a few moments a
goodly row was on. Reserves from
two precincts had to be called to quell
the rioting.
Fred Smith Said to Let Senator Dick
Have Large Sum.
Columbus, O., July 5. Charles F.
Dick, United States senator, has been
borrowing large sums of public mon
ey, giving as security stock In the
Western Cereal company, ascording to
the report of Frank Parmelee, state
examiner, who has Just completed an
examination of the books of the city
and county treasurer in Akron.
Dick's borrowing of public funds be
came known as the result of the tech
nical shortage of Fred Smith, former
Senator Dick is expected to give out
a statement regarding the shortage of
Fred E. Smith, caused by lending pub
He funds to his friends. His shortage
Is placed at $172,992. His shortage as
treasurer of the county and of the
school board Is given as $104,098. Smith
has made good the latter and Is now
trying to square up with the city.
Among the securities given Smith by
people to whom he had loaned the pub
lic moneys, are three notes, given by
"Dick & Miles" on July 6. 1906, for
$5,000 each. Only $1,000 has been paid
on these notes.
The "Dick" mentioned in the notes
is united States Senator Charles Dick.
and his explanation of borrowing the
puDiic lunas is awaited with Interest
Cruiser St. Louis En Route to Pacific
Halts nt Rio.
Washington.July 5 Independence day
was appropriately ceieDrated by the
officers and crew of the cruiser St.
Louis at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where
the ship stopped for a brief time on her
way down the South American coas!.
A dispatch from Commander Usher
said there were boat races, baseball
and a reception on board the vessel at
which the American ambassador re
ceived the president of Brazil, cabinet
officers, senators and naval officers, the
utmost cordiality being manifested. In
the evening the ship was illuminated.
Today the St. Louis sailed for Monte
video. She is bound for the Pacific
Comptroller Closes a Bank.
Washington, July 5. The Fort Dal
las National bank of Miama. Fla.. was
closed today by direction of the comp
troller of the currency upon informa
tion that the bank is insolvent. The
liabilities are given as $808,466.
Brewery Receivers Given Com
pensation by Court.
Four Thousand Two Hundred
Fifty Dollars Each.
Will Be Paid More as Occasion
Schlitz Company Must
More Than Others.
The supreme court this morning made
an allowance of 12,750 to the three
brewery receivers as a partial allowance
of fees in the four cases against the
Anheuser-Busch Brewing association,
the Schlitz Brewing company, the Helm
Brewing company and Pabst Brewing
company. The receivers made an appli
cation for $13,500 for this partial allow
ance but the court cut the amount. Each
receiver was allowed the same amount
and the costs which had accrued while
they were taking charge of the brewery
property. The amount allowed each re
ceiver from each company follows:
Joseph Schlitz Brewing company.. $2,000
Aiineuser-uuscn Brewing associa
tion 1,250
Heim Brewing company 500
Babst Brewing company...., 500
Total allowance for each receiver. $4,250
With the exception of the Anheuser-
Busch case the receivers were allowed
all the money they asked for. In this
case the receivers asked for $1,500.
This allowance Is not the final amount
which the receivers will obtain as the
total will not be made until the cases
are ready to be closed up, the personal
property of the brewery companies re
moved, the real estate sold and the court
costs estimated. At that time it is ex
pected that the receivers will apply for
additional fees In addition to the costs.
In the allowance made today the costs
which have accrued since the receivers
began work were added together and
proportioned among the companies ac
cording to the amount of property hand
led and the costs will be in addition to
the receivers' fee.
In the complete reports of the busi
ness done to date the receivers say that
they have taken charge of property
worth $100,000 of the Schlitz Brewing
company, $ id, 000 of the Anheuser-Busch
Brewing association, $10,000 of the Pabst
Brewing company. The receivers say
they cannot tell the exact amount of
property owned by the Heim Brewing
company on account of the close busi
ness relations of the brewery companies
in Kansas City.
The court apportioned costs in the
cases to be paid for as follows:
Schlitz company $150
Anheuser-Busch 100
Helm 50
Pabst 50
Oakland Doesn't Want to Become Part
of Topeka.
The city of Oakland does not care to
get married. Topeka has made some
coy advances of late towards the east
ern suburban town but Oakland returns
the love hunter with an icy hauteur In
a letter which Maude V. Myers, city
clerk, responds to a proposition which
the Topeka city council made relative to
taking in Oakland.
"I am instructed," says the city clerk,
"by the mayor and counctl of this city
to say that while your cordial Invitation
to them and to the citizens of Oakland
to become annexed to the, city of To
peka, Is appreciated, under existing
circumstances there would be some re
sults from such action which might be
disadvantageous rather than beneficial to
the tax payers in Oakland as is evi
denced by the fact that Topeka has a
city debt of not less than $40 for every
man. woman and child within its limits
while Oakland's debt Is less than one
dollar for each Individual. If this could
be equalized your Invitation would merit
Attempted at Illinois Mine by Means
of Infernal Machine.
Collinsvllle, 111., July 5. Investigation
by State Mine Inspector Walton Rut
ledge has revealed, according to his
statement today that an infernal ma
chine, made by placing a loaded revol
ver in a tool box containing 25 pounds
of giant powder, and connecting the
trigger by copper wire to the lid of tlrj
box, caused the explosion in Consolida
ted mine No. 17 last Monday, costing
the lives of Louis Conna and August
Genettl. John Welsh, a miner, was
dangerously Injured.
Superintendent Fred Houck of the
mine found a blackened revolver ne. r
the tool box with a wire fastened to
the trigger. He called the evidence to
the attention of State Mino Inspector
Rutledge and an Investigation follow
ed. Superintendent Houck said today
that he had not been able to find that a
vendetta or any labor trouble existed
among the miners and can not account
for the evident attempt at wholesale
Army Officers to Traverse Route of
Sherman's Famous March.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 5. Thirty
four army officers, recent graduates of
the military staff college at Leaven
worth, Kan., started this morning from
Chlckamauga National park - on a
march that will traverse the route ta
ken by General Sherman's forces in the
Atlanta campaign in 1864. They will
be more than a week on the way, arriv
ing at Atlanta, July 14. They have as
an honorary escort 24 men of the
Twelfth cavalry under command ' of
Lieutenant Kimball. -
topekav Kansas, july 5, 1907.
Would Solve the Harvest Hand
Appeals . to General Manager
Hurley of the Santa Fe.
Give Railroad Employes Leave
of Absence.
Could Take Care, of Wheat in
Short Time.
"Chalk" Beeson, pf Dodge City, Ford
county, has appealed to General Mana
ger J. E. Hurley of the Santa Fe rail
way to grant a short leave of absence
to all the trackmen, trainmen and shop
men of the company ;.: in the Vwheat
belt" of the' state, who are not abso
lutely needed to keep the trains run
ning, so that these men may : be em
ployed by the farmers . to help in the
wheat harvest.
Mr. Beeson told i his" troubles to Dr.
S. J. Crumblne, Secretary, .of the state
board of health, when" Dr. -Crumbine
was at Dodge City, last Wednesday. He
stated that things are in such shape
in Ford county .that- a few days of
. time in harvesting will mean thousands
of dollars more for the farmers. La
borers are almost unobtainable, and
Mr. Beeson thinks the .Santa Fe can
help out materially if it is willing to
do so.
Another scheme that has- been re
sorted to at Dodge City is the' sugges
tion of George Goberty. the secretary
of Congressman d Madison. Mr.
Goberty has circulated-a paper among
the merchants at Dodge City agreeing
that the merchant will allow air his
male clerks to go out and help harvest
wheat, and that, he will stay at home
with the female clerks and keep the
store open for the accommodation of
what few customers have time to
come in. Many of the stores In Dodge
City will, beginning-r today, bear the
placard, "Closed lor the Wheat Har
vest," and the proprietor and all his
assistants will g out Into the wheat
fields, and put In- a week or ten days
helping save the -Pord county wheat.
By practically closing up all the stores
it is figured that'. Dedge City can" re
lease four or five hundred able bodied
harvest hands. Chalk Beeson'a scheme
to call on the railroad employes will.
It Is figured, fill up all the needs, and
enable Ford county to -save its entire
crop. Tha wheat in , Ford county is
said i be unusually good-thls year.
D. A. Valentine ef Clay Center tells a
good story of a harvest hands' union
which was formeA-ftt Clay Center a. few
days ago, and Its ultimate fate..
"There were" about a dosen or fifteen
harvest hands arrived in Clay Center
last Saturday," said Mr. Valentine, "and
immediately after getting off the train
they gathered in the court house square
and organized themselves into a union.
They elected a president and secretary,
and voted that they would not work for
less than $3 per day; The farmers wen
eager for laborers, and were offering $2
and $2.25 per day, but when they found
out that the 'union' had been formed to
demand $3, the farmers simply went
away " and left the union laborers - to
themselves. Nobody bothered them,
there was no necessity for employing
'scabs. In about an hour the 'union'
members sneaked off one by-one and
hired out for the prevailing price. The
'union' dissolved without formality."
Chinese Ambassador Readies Chicago
En Route for Home.
Chicago, July 5. Sir Chantung Liang
Cheng, the new Chinese minister of for
eign affairs and retiring minister from
the celestial kingdom to the United
States spent one hour here yesterday on
his way home to assume the new of
fice and honors that have come to him.
At the station Sir Chentung was met
by a delegation of Chinese merchants
who were most graciously received. Sir
Chentung wishes to make all speed
possible and reach San Francisco In
time to take a steamer leaving there
July .
"I regret my departure from the Uni
ted States," said the distinguished ori
ental statesman, "and I carry to my
land many pleasing remembrances.
However, when one's country calls him,
one should have no other idea than
obedience. The affairs of my country
In America will be cared for by the sec
retary of the legation at Washington
until such time as my successor ar
rives." "Will the open door policy be main
tained in China?" the minister was
"Most assuredly," he replied. "That
is as much or of more advantage to
China than to any nation with whom
she trades." .
Sclunita Xo Longer Permitted to Go
Home for Luncheon.
San Francisco, Cal., July 5. Judge
Dunne today put a stop to the liberty
allowed Mayor Schmltz when his at
torney, Frank Drew applied for the
customary order permitting the con
victed mayor to leave the county Jail
to visit his attorneys and go to his
home for luncheon. Judge Dunne is
sued the order but prescribed while
Schmltz might leave the Jail to go to
the office of his attorneys that he
should not be allowed to go to his
home and that his absence from the
Jail should be limited to three hours.
Drew became very angry when Judge
Dunne made the order in these terms
and demanded to know why Abe Ruer
Is allowed to roam about at will In
the companionship of Elisor Biggy
and 'live upon the fat of the land.
Judge Dunne declined to change his
Curtis the Girnrd Orator.
Girard, July 5. There was a largely
attended celebration in Girard. A pa
rade, an oration by United States Sen
ator Charles Curts, a ball game and
fire works were features.
Amount of New Securities
Created Sinee January 1.
Has Never Been Equaled in
Same Length of Time.
Industrials Also Come in for a
Generous Amount.
Short Time Notes Are in Excess
of Half a Billion.
New York, July 5. The amount of
new securities created in . the United
States for the first half of 1907 has
never been paralleled. The grand total
authorized is $1,278,728,500; already
$799,442,100 has been issued since Janu
ary 1, leaving $479,285,400 of this year's
output to be sold in addition to a large
carry-over from the previous year. The
railroads have applied in six months
for $979,446,600, exclusive of $252,000,000
announced by the Hill roads and St.
Paul last December. Industrial needs
have been less pressing, yet not so
lignt as the total of $299,281,900 would
The most prominent feature of 1907
financing to date has been the unpre
cedentedly heavy offerings of short
notes paying very generous returns to
investors from 5 to 8 per cent and, in
exceptional cases, even more. Alto
gether $503,651,000 of this form of se
curity has been put out.
Naval Story Denied by Loeb Is Con
firmed by Secretary Metcalf.
Oakland, Cala., July 5. Secretary of
the Navy Victor H. Metcalf In an in
terview has confirmed the report that a
large part of the United States navy
will be seen In Pacific waters next win
ter. Eighteen or twenty of the largest
battleships will come around Cape Horn
on a practice cruise and will be seen in
San Francisco harbor.
"Many false impressions have gained
circulation about the proposed move
ment of this part of the United States
navy' said Secretary Metcalf. I have
held all along that there was practically
no significance to this movement from
a militarv standpoint. I might have
stated before leaving Washington exact
ly what I am saying now. I thought as
the news concerned the people of the
Pacific coast today would be an appro
priate time to announce the exact
It is the policy or the navy depart
ment at the present time to keep the
fleet In American waters as much as
possible. It is also our policy, as has
been stated, to keep as large a number
of battleships together as possible. We
might as well spend the money that is
devoted to our navy in America ports
as abroad. In the past we have sent
squadrons to -various European nations
with less advantage than in Keeping
them at home.
T have planned the cruise around
Cape Horn for the practice of the
squadron. How long they will spend in
these waters I cannot say at present. I
can promise the people of Oakland and
San Francisco that they will see one oi
the finest naval spectacles ever witness
ed in Pacific waters.
'I hope that the talk of Japanese trou
ble and of International differences may
be dropped by all of the newspapers.
There is nothing to produce any feeling
except this talk of the newspapers, it
Is without foundation. The story that
Ambassador Aokl is in disfavor with his
own government I believe purely an in
vention. I , know of no reason at the
present time why Japan and the United
States should not be on the friendliest
of terms." "
triedt(Tbreak jail
Mutiny of Prisoners Subdued by Jailer
Single Handed.
Raton, N. M., July 5.- In an at
tempt yesterday by half a dozen in
mates of the county Jail to overcome
the Jailer and gain their freedom, a
prisoner named Brown, the -ringleader,
was shot and killed.
The attempt was frustrated by the
Jailer, John Gale, single handed.
The other inmates were forced back
into their cells at the ' point of the
Jailer's gun.
f snal Number of Injuries on the
Fourth Have Fine Celebration.
Holton, Kan July 5. While stand
ing on a chair draping a picture of
George Washington with the national
colors yesterday, Mrs. E. R. Hawk
Ins of this city fell and broke her
Paul Swetlick, . a 12-year-old boy,
filled the cylinder of an ordinary bi
cycle pump with powder and fired it.
Fragments of the bomb penetrated
his bowels, necessitating a surgical
operation. He may not recover.
Mii-s Emma Evans, telephone oper
ator at Circleville, was knocked down
here by a run-away team. One of the
horses struck her in the head, but she
was not seriously injured.
There was a big Fourth of July cel
ehration here. Marshall's band from
Topeka was here and a number of
people from Topeka and other towns.
Rev. Charles Rogers of Hutchinson,
was the principal speaker.
Holton defeated Horton in a base
ball game. The score was 12 to 4 in
favor of the locals.
Dr. Warring Is Dead.
Poughkeepsie, N. - Y-, July 5.
Charles Bartlett Warring, Ph. D.,
author of several well known scientific
works, is dead. From 1863 to' 1891,
except for an interval of a few years,
he was proprietor or principal of the
Poughkeepsie Military institute.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, July 5. Forecast for Kansas:
Fair tonight and Saturday; cooler to
night, -
Shipped to the Kansas . City Market
from Pawnee County.
Kansas City, July 5. "The first car
load of wheat from Pawnee county is
on Its way to the Kansas City mar
ket," D. A. Ely of Lamed. Kan., said
at the Union depot last night. "This
wheat was raised on the old Fort
Larned reservation. It was hauled to
the separator direct from the header.
There are 231,000 acres in wheat in
Pawnee county this year."
Mr. Ely came to Kansas City yes
terday in search of harvest hands. He
leaves for Larned today with a party
of 100 men.
Labor agents on Union avenue sent
two parties each of twenty-five men
to Hutchinson and Great Bend last
night. Appeals for more men are
coming from Russell, Ellinwood and
Great Bend.
rockefeller starts.
Leaves Pittsfield for Chicago to Testify
Before Judge Landis. .
Chicago, July 5. John D. Rockefel
ler will be in Chicago this afternoon
or early tomorrow morning, ready to
appear as a witness before Judge
Kenesaw M. Landis in the federal court
in the cases in which the Standard Oil
company of Indiana Is accused of re
ceiving rebates from the Chicago & Al
ton railroad. Mr. Rockefeller will be
the guest of his son-in-law, Harold K.
He will be under the protection of the
United States and secret service offi
cials will see to it that he is not mo
lested or annoyed while under the Jur
isdiction of Judge Landis' court.
Plttsfleld, Mass., July 5. John D.
Rockefeller left Pittsfield last night for
Chicago where on Saturday he will be
interrogated ' in the federal court re
garding the affairs of the Standard Oil
company. Mr. Rockefeller assisted sev
eral children staying at the home of
his son-in-law, E. Parmalee Prentice,
to light fireworks during the Fourth.
Last evening Mr. Prentice took his
father-in-law in an automobile to State
Line station on the Boston & Albany
railway where the westbound express
which left Pittsfield at 8 p. m., was
flagged. Mr. Rockefeller will reach
Chicago late today.
Because the Koreans Butted In at The
- Hague Conference.
Seoul, July 5. Inquiry shows that
general disgust is the main effect
among the Japanese as a result of the
conspiracy In sending a Korean depu
tation to The Hague, the telegraphic
disclosures of which interrupted the
Korean emperor's profuse assurances
of Marquis Ito of his confidence in him
and his reform plans and especially his
supposed ardent desire for a sincere or
ganization of the cabinet. Marquis Ito
is much disappointed and must now
proceed in face of the emperor's in
trigues which have '-falsely elated a
large Section of the upper classes who
are now anticipating a miracle In
Korea. '
Measures Intended to rid the palace
of foreign and native mischief makers
and adventurers were Introduced by the
Japanese in the cabinet last Monday
but Marquis Ito despairs of saving the
emperor himself and the administration
is disposed to confine its appeal to the
people. Although Ito's administrative
machinery is capable of administering
Justice to the Korean people, Japan
has executively and in the matter of
creating a blaze of operations and es
tablishlng a highway to Manchuria
been strikingly unsuccessful in Korea.
Marquis Ito declared that It would
require ten years to produce a modern
government in Korea while local gov
ernors say that it will take three years
to dispose of the abuses and outrages
resulting from the contact or the
Koreans with the Japanese, ihe latter
are estimated to be now 100,000 strong
In Korea.
General Baron Kurokl Gives a Lunch
eon at Toklo.
Toklo, July 5. General Baron Ku
rokl, the Japanese imperial envoy to
the Jamestown exposition, gave a
luncheon today in honor of Luke E.
Wright, the American ambassador.
Field Marshal Oyama, ' representing
the army expressed himself In most
appreciative terms of the magnificent
reception accorded General Kurokl
and his party everywhere in the Unit
ed States. His phraseology was one
long chain of superlatives of gratify
ing appreciation in which the Japa
nese language Is particularly rich.
Ambassador Wright made an appro
priate reply and most cordial feelings
prevailed. The anti-Japanese, or what
s known, here as the American ques
tion was completely ignored.
Fireworks Exploded Under Seat
Their Carriage.
Chelsea. Iowa, July 5. Riding in a
carriage to the river a party of a dozen
picnickers were suddenly lifted into
the air by the explosion of a quantity
of fireworks under the seat. - i
A careless youth had dropped a light
ed cigar into the fireworks. The seat
was torn loose, and several of the party
literally were lifted into the air. Harry
McKenna, Guy Alee and Ruth Boyer
are so severely burned that their con
dition is critical. Of the others, Cecil
Boyer, Clyde Bosly, Daisy Kenny,
Laura Hall and Tenny Squires all suf
fered severely.
Prof. I. M. Fisk Horrified at
Growing Wealth of Kansas.
Abilene. Kan., July 5. The first
lecture of the county institute was de
livered by Prof. D. M. Fisk of Tope
ka, who declared that the greatest
danger of the people of Kansas Is
their growing wealth. . He said that
the grasshoppers, the hot winds and
the liquor question are minor matters
compared with-that. He pleaded for
a higher education for the common
man. ,
Injured 2,153 as Result of
Celebrating the Fourth.
Fire More Killed Than Last
Tear But Fewer Injured.
Pittsburg Is Second With a
1 Loss of Nine Lives.
Toy Pistol Claims Fewer Victims
Than for Last Tear.
. Chicago, July 5. The Tribune today
Thirty-seven men, women and chil
dren are dead and 2,153 are maimed,
lacerated or burned as a result of yes
terday's excess of patriotism in the Unit
ed States. The number of the dead does
not include five drowned during the day.
The roster of the dead is five more
than last year's mortality.
A year ago 32 persons were dead on
the morning after the Fourth, not in
cluding five drowned.
Unfortunately the death roll will in
crease day by day, and even the late
days of August will witness additions to
Tetanus, that grim aftermath of gun
powder wounds, claims its victims by
scores and even by hundreds for weeks
after the Fourth.
New York leads all the cities of the
United States in the number of killed
and injured. Ten persons are dead in
that city while six more are so serious
ly hurt that it is expected they will dla
within a few hours. At the New York
hospitals 423 injured persons were treat
ed. No record was made of the number
of dispensary cases cared for.
The police doubtless averted a greater
casualty list by arresting 428 men and
boys for carrying weapons.
There were 16 fires In Greater New
York during the day.
These figures break all Fourth of July
records for the big metropolis.
Pittsburg, Pa., ran New York a closa
second in the grim race, nine persona
yielding up their lives on the . altar of
frenzied patriotism.
Chicago, although the second city of
the country, added only two dead to the
nation's total.
The total number of Injured, 2,153, Is
under last year's figures, which were
The figures show that this year, -as
last, the most of the casualties wre
due to carelessness in handling firecrack
ers and other forms of "harmless ex
plosives." Victims of gunpowder this year, stand
second in number, but show a marked
decrease from last year's figures.
The crusade against the deadly toy
pistol seems to be bearing fruit as this
year only 205 victims are reported as
against 304 last year.
Bruner Forces Defeated In First Battle
of Alaska War,
Valdez. Alaska, July 5. One man Is
dead, another Is so badly injured that
he can not live and nine are more or
less seriously Injured as a result of
the first conflict between the Guggen
heim and Bruner interests at Katalla
Tuesday. The' fight is over a right of
way which the Bruner forces are pro
tecting. ,
The Guggenheim interests stationed
detachments of armed men at points
commanding the disputed ground.
Tony De Pascal, In charge of a party
of laborers, started out to lay track
over the Bruner right of way under
cover of a fire from these camps. A
brisk fire was opened from the Bruner
camp, but De Pascal's men succeeded
in capturing the steel "go-devil" on
which the Bruner camp had relied to
destroy the work done by their op
ponents. -
Renresentatives of the Bruner inter
ests are making every endeavor to have
the governor order troops to the scene.
Frisco Thugs Attack a Man for Riding
on Street Cars.
San Francisco, July 5. With his
skull fractured and face terribly beat
en up, George McGulre, local manager
of Bradstreet's, was found in a dying
condition early today at Jackson and
Fillmore streets. According to the
story told to the police, McGulrs
alighted from a street car and started
to walk to his home, a distance of
three blocks. As he started up the
street he was accosted by a couple of
men, who, according to a woman who
witnessed the affair, asked McGulre if
he had ridden on the car. Upon his
replying in the affirmative he was set
upon by the men and beaten into un
consciousness. NOT BRYCE'S WAY.
He Denies Report of What He Said
About Oklahoma.
New York, July 5. British Ambas
sador Bryce, in a dispatch to the
World from his summer home at In
tervale, N. H., declares he did not
make the comments on the Oklahoma
constitution attributed to him. The
dispatch follows:
"Statements you quote as attribut
ed to me regarding merits of Oklaho
ma constitution wholly unfounded. I
Invariably refuse to express my opin
ions on its provisions as I have invar
iably refused to say anything whatever
on any American political question
since I came to United States In offl-..
cial capanlty."
Grace George Entertains.
London, July 5. Grace George,
the American actress, gave a theatrical
Fourth of July dinner in this city last
night to Charles Frohman and a num
ber of prominent American actors who
are now in Lcndon,,.

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