OCR Interpretation

The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, July 29, 1907, LAST EDITION, Image 1

Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016014/1907-07-29/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

f'jf ' if " "
1ft PAfiFS
I weed nr. j
SeTen Blocks in Amusement
Zone of Coney Island
Burned Over by an Early Morn
ing Conflagration.
Armless and Legless Man Car
ried Out in a Basket.
The.Fire Eater Got More Than
He Could Stand.
The loss Is Estimated at a
.Million Dollars.
Xew York, July 29. Coney Island
was visited by a disastrous fire early
Sunday and seven blocks In the
Amusement zone were destroyed.
The loss is estimated by the show
men at more than $1,000,000.
Tilyou's steeplechase park and near
ly a score of small hotels were wiped
out, and for a time the flames threat
ened destruction to Luna park and
Dreamland, great homes of summer
amusement, and the scores of smaller
places which fring the water's edge
for a mile. A lucky shift of the wind
to Eeaward aided the firemen and
probably saved the whole picturesque
The destruction of steeplechase
park was a spectacular sight.
Tongues of flame leaped hither and
thither, licking up the scenic railway,
the razzle dazzle, the dancing pavil
ion and the horse racing railway. The
steeplechase and hotel anti nearly a
score of smaller wooden hotels which
fronted along the western side of the
park soon were blazing.
Fire Commissioner Lantry seeing
tnat nothing could be saved In the
park ordered that all efforts be con
centrated on the east side of the flam-
Lng blocks, to keep the fire from eet-
fing into the fiimsv buildings in the
bowery and thus making a fire trail
to Dreamland and Luna park. The
firemen were massed at the entrance
of the bowery and although a Japan
ese skating rink, a small dance hall
and a restaurant were destroyed
there the fire was checked. The wind
had In the meantime switched Into
the south and this favorable slant of
breeze aided the fire fighters In con
fining the fire to seven blocks.
The alarm of fire woke up dozing
Coney Island with a start and in a
few minutes Surf avenue was jammed
with excited freaks and frolickers.
chorus girls, snake charmers, animal
trainers, performers, amusement em
ployes all the miscellaneous popu
lation of the island in fact.
Carried Ont In a Basket.
Inside the burning park all was ex
citement and confusion among the two
score employes who slept in a house near
the entrance. Carrying grips and lug
gage they scurried to the street and
while the exodus was in progress a cry
went up that Sandora, the armless and
legless man who eats a dozen meals a
day Just to show that he can do it
without the aid of arms and legs, was
missing. Seizing a basket, two employes
hurried back and found Sandora wig
gling along the floor toward the door.
The "wonder" was piled into a basket,
and though flames threatened to engulf
his rescuers he was carried" to a hotel,
where he remarked that his escape had
been effected "without the loss of life
cr limb."
The hotels burned like tinder, and a
few minutes sufficed to wipe them out
One of the first to escape from his
lodging place was Francesco, the fire
eater. When things are calm and placid,
Francesco eats fire and breathes It forth
again, all for a livelihood. Some times
he is advertised to bathe in tongues
of flames. But the conflagration was
too much even for Francesco, and he
wisely gave way to the firemen.
The fire put small dance halls and
bathing pavilions out of business and
many sandwich men and frankfurter
purveyors who stored their stands and
carts In nooks and crannies between
buildings lost everything
Arthur Lee, manager of Steeplechase
park, speaking for Mr. Tilyou, said that
the loss on the park which was complete
ly destroyed would reach $1,000,000 and
there was no insurance.
The destroyed hotels were small and
the property loss will not reach much
over $100,000.
The police report three Injured by the
fire: Gottgrled Mc-sserli. a fireman,
struck by a falling cornice; Sylvester
JMeed, slightly burned and Frark
franklin, also burned. The Coney Is
land postofflce was damaged.
Estimates of the total loss made by
the show people are somewhat in ex
cess of the figures set by the police and
fire departments. The fire chief who di
rected the fight said later that over $200,
000 would be a conservative estimate of
the damage.
TDyou Sold Tickets to Visitors to See
the Rains.
New York, July 29. George C. Tilyou,
chief owner of Steeplechase park. Coney
Inland, which was burned early Sun
day, has for years been one of the
picturesque figures of Coney Island. He
has lived near the ocean's roar practi
cally all his life and was one of Coney
Island's pioneers in the amusement
line. Teais ago when only a small
part of the beach was utilized as a
pleasure resort Tilyou bought much of
the adjoining land and these holdings
In times of stress have put him on his
feet again. Sunday's fire was only one
of several hard blows that have come to
Tilyou. Some years ago, when John T.
McKane was "czar of Coney Island."
Tilyou gained his enmity by opposing
certain of McKane's projects. So strong
was McKane's Influence that Tilyou's
enterprises began to fail and he has
himself stated that his affairs were In
eerious shape when McKane's downfall
came, because of his utter contempt of
election and other laws. It is said Til
you was at the Grand Central station
to see McKane the day the latter start
ed under guard for Sing Sing prison.
Tilyou has announced that he will not
rebuild ' at Steeplechase park, but
friends who know the man say he will
change his mind when the force of the
blow he has Just received wears away,
it was characteristic of Tilyou Sunday
to take what profit he could from the
sad situation by selling tickets at 10
cents apiece to persons who wanted to
enter his ground and see how little he
had left. He also put up a cheerful
sign thanking people for past favors
and sympathy.
An idea of the size of Sunday's fire
may be gained when it is said the area
turned aggregated about 30 acres. From
200 to 300 firms or individuals were put
out of business by the fire, which
caused a financial loss of about $1,000,
000. The insurance aggregate? only
$180,000. A cigarette stub landing in
some waste paper caused all the trouble.
It Comes I'rom the Striking Employes
of the Steel Trust.
Duluth, Minn., July 29. Before night
the strike of the dock workers in Duluth
will be at an end if the steel corpora
tion accepts the offer of the men to arbi
trate, which, however, is doubtful.
At a meeting held tod&y the men vot
ed to present a written agreement to the
company by which they offer to go back
to work at once and leave all differences
to arbitration, the arbitration commls
tee to consist of two men from the com
pany, two from the men, and one to be
chesen by the four.
The offer was to be submitted to the
company by Mayor Cullom who has
been acting as mediator this afternoon.
It is doubtful whether the company
will accept the offer, claiming there is
nothing to arbitrate. It claims men
have violated the agreement and if tlv?y
want to come back on the old terms,
they may.
Body of a Vouns Woman Found Near
Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs, Colo.. July 29. Th
body of Miss Laura Matthews of New
York City was found lying in a lane
near Ivywild early this morning with a
bullet hole through her head. Miss Mat
thews and her mold arrived in Colorado
Springs several days ago and has had
apartments at the Acacia hotel. Last
evening Miss Matthews ordered a saddle
horse and rode in the direction of Ivy
wild. This was the last seen of her alive.
Peculiar circumstances surrounding the
finding of the body of Miss Matthews
gave rise to the belief that murder had
been committed but later developments
indicate suicide.
Miss Matthews was a well known
musical comedy actress. 19 years of
age. It is said she had been engaged
to a wealthy Chicagoan and was de
spondent because of his failure to ful
fill his promise of marriage.
Former Topeka Man Candidate for
Governor of Oklahoma.
Guthrie, . Ok.. July 29. Captain J. V.
Admire, editor of the Eagle, has enter
ed the race for the Republican nomina
tion for governor at the Tulsa conven
tion opposed to Governor Frantz. He
comes from Garfield, the home county
of Governor Frantz. and Is claiming
the Garfield delegation.
"Jake" Admire, as he Is familiarly
known In Kansas, came to North To
peka in the early 70s and established
a newspaper. He afterwards was post
master of the North side office. He
moved from here to Osage City where
he bought the Free Press. He served
a term In the legislature from Osage
county. He is a brother-in-law of
Frank Lewis of this city.
Eight Hundred Guests Driven Out of
Lone Beach Hotel by Eire.
Long Beach, L. I., July 29 Eight hun
dred guests at the Long Beach hotel,
one of the largest seashore hotels on
the Atlantic coast, had to flee for their
lives early today when the hotel was
burned to the sands. There was no loss
of life and so far as can be learned no
one was injured.
The guests lost almost all their cloth
ing and personal effects. The fire was
discovered on the first floor shortly after
5 o'clock.
Hall boys and clerks hurried through
the smoky corridors and roused the
guests. The flames spread so rapidly
that the guests had barely time to seize
some scanty clothing and escape. They
fled to the beaches and were ttken care
of by the cottagers. The hotel burned
like tinder and within a short time was
a smoldering mass of ruins. It was
three stories high and nearly 600 feet In
length, and when filled to its capacity
housed 1.100 persons.
The loss Is about $200,000.
Designated as Official State Paper hy
Executive Council.
At a special meeting of the executive
council held this morning in the private
office of Governor E. W. Hoch, the To
peka State Jourr.al was selected as of
ficial state paper for the state of Kan
sas to fill the unexpired term caused by
the suspension of the Topeka Daily
The meeting commenced at 11 o'clock,
and continued until 12:30, after which
it was announced that the decision was
unanimous on the official ballot.
All the legislative pringing had been
completed by the Herald before its sus
pension, and the principal portion of
the official printing to be done by the
State Journal during the balance of the
term will consist of the syllabi of the
Kansas supreme court. The syllabi are
of great Importance to every lawyer in
the state.
Roosevelt Appoints Postmasters.
Oyster Bay. July 29. President
Roosevelt today appointed the follow
ing postmasters: Clyde B. Scott,
Greenleaf. Kan.; Ralph L. Phllbrlck,
Hoquiam, Washington; W. J. Scott,
Denison, Texas.
Let Property Owners Know.
Councilman Montimery will intro
duce a resolution into the council
compelling the city clerk to inform in
terested property owners of sidewalk
petitions when filed.
President of the Western Fed
eration Will Be Keleased.
State Will Contest the Granting
of Bail to Pettibone.
BOtf D FIXED AT 25,000
A Special Train to Carry Hay
wood Back to Denver.
Anarchists Send a Telegram to
President Roosevelt.
Boise. Idaho. July 29. Charles H.
Moyer, president of the Western Fed
eration of Miners and codefendant
with William D. Haywood, who on
yesterday was acquitted of the murder
of former Governor Steunenbcrg. will
be admitted to bail in the sum of $25.
000 and released' this afternoon." An
agreement to this end was reached this
morning between counsel for the state
and defense, but the making of the
formal application and entry was post
poned from 10 a. m.. at which hour
court reconvened today, until 2 p. m.
The delay was asked for to allow
further conferences between counsel
as to what action shall be taken in
the case of George A. Pettibone. the
third of the noted defendants brought
from Colorado to Idaho eighteen
months ago.
It is understood that the attorneys
for the state will oppose ball for Pet
tibone in any sum whatever. Judge
Wood announced that he would not
adjourn court for the term until to
morrow night and any order agreed
upon by the attorneys might be enter
ed up to that time'.
The big court room today presented
a far different picture from the closing
days of the Haywood trial. The jury
box and all the spectators' benches
were empty and only a handful of at
torneys sat within the rail. None of
the defendants was In court.
Boise continues ouletly to discuss the
verdict and apparently the people are
taking but little interest as to the fu
ture course of the prosecution.
Plans to Take' Haywood Home.
" Denver, Colo., July 29. "We will hire
from the Union Pacific railroad the
same special train in which Bill Hay
wood was taken to Boise when being
kidnaped, and in this .train we will bring
him back to Denver," declared James
Klrwan, acting secretary and treasurer
of the Western Federation of Miners.
"This great victory for the good name
of the federation will be followed by the
Immediate engagement of enough organ
izers to mobilize the membership of the
Western Federation of Miners In th
next three months. We will not have
any more secret meetings of the var
ious local unions because there will be
no work for the detectives who have
been getting money from the Mine Own
ers to spy upon our meetings."
Telegraph News to Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 29. With
out comment. President Kooseveit
made public the following telegram
received by him today, referring to the
verdict in the Haywood murder trial at
Boise. Idaho:
"New York, July 28, 1907. Presi
dent Roosevelt: Undesirable citizens
victorious. Rejoice. (Signed) Emma
Goldman. Alexander Berkman, Hip-
polyte Havel."
Little Doing at Fort Scott Since Judge
Pollock's C. O. D. Ruling.
Fort Scott, July 29. Reports at the
offices of the Adams Pacific Express
company show that there is much less
than one-third as many whisky cases
being shipped to Fort Scott now that
the C. O. D. ruling of Judge Pollock
has gone into effect. This went into
effect July 3rd and while the beer
business here seems to flourish as of
old the whisky toper must be in hard
AH the express men are very glad
this ruling has been made. One stat
ed this morning that he did not be
lieve one-fifteenth the amount of
whisky that was received here since
the lid went on was shipped since
Judge Pollock's sweeping ruling.
Six Story Tenement Building Wrecked
by an Explosion.
New York. July 29. An explosion ac
companied by fire shattered an east plde
tenement late last night and with the
crumbling walls 20 persons went down
to death while twice as many were pro
bably fatally injured.
The wrecked building was at 222
Chri3tie street where a six story tene
ment rose above the grocery store base
ment. . , .
An explosion yet unaccounted for tore
out the front of the building and the
fire that followed caught the 20 fami
lies numbering about 100 persons, while
most of them were sound asleep. Not
until the ashes have cooled will it be
possible to tecover the bodies of the
dead. Of the injured many jumped
from the windows, others were caught
by falling timbers, many half suffoca
ted by smoke were dragged from the
hallways, while others received their
wounds -luring the panic and mad fight
among themselves for an exit.
The bodies of the dead were found
in all sorts of unexpected places to
which they had fled when the fire
broke out. Almost all of the bodies
were burned beyond recognition,
many to such an extent that it was
Impossible to distinguish the sex. A
majority of the victims, the police be
lieve, were women and children.
Only five of the victims had been
identified up to an early hour today.
They were Marlite De Delic. his wife
and their two infant children and
Frank Shields, a bedridden cripple
who was carried out alive by the fire
men, but who succumbed to his in
juries soon after his rescue.
It is thought the fire was caused by
an explosion, possibly due to the
"blackhand" outrage.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, July 29. Forecast for Kan
sas: Fair tonight and Tuesday; slight
temperature changes.-
Insurance Cases " Msy Be Dropped
Against Several Companies.
It is stated by the attorneys for the
state that the injunction suit com
menced against the "insurance trust"
may be dropped as to certain com
panies as these 'companies have suc
ceeded in making a. showing which
convinces the attorney general that
they are not using the' Eldridge rating
book, or any other form of uniform
premium making. .... .
The Milwaukee Mechanics' Fire In
surance company has succeded in
making a strong showing in its own
defense, and other companies are
said to be likely to get away without
a lawsuit.
What the insurance companies most
fear in the pending . suits is the
threatened receivership, which the at
torney general says he-will clap down
upon them in case they continue to
fix their rates according to the
Eldridge books, or any . other system
of uniform rate making. The insur
ance companies have -seen the dis
astrous effects of receiverships as ap
plied to the brewing - companies, and
they have no desire to attempt to
"buck" this game. The threat of the
attorney general to throw the com
panies into the hands of receivers
went into effect as soon as the in
junction was granted. He asked in
his injunction petition that receivers
be appointed in case the injunction
should be violated, and this applies to
business now being written. Under
the order ot the court, the companies
are supposed to be cut loose from the
rating books even at the present time.
The superintendent of insurance.
Charles W. Barnes, is also receiving
many letters from insurance com
panies. Most of the companies simply
acknowledge the receipt of the papers
in the case, but some of the concerns
declare emphatically that they are
not guilty of the charge of combina
tion. . ,
The Senator Attacks Roosevelt, Taft
and Several Others.
Bellefontaine, O., July. 29. Senator
Joseph B. Foraker, in a speech at the
Logan County Chautauqua attacked
President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft,
and took flings at Senator Tillman,
Representative Burton of Cleveland,
and Myron T. Herrick, ex-governor of
In the speeches Senator Foraker has
been making In Ohio since last April, he
has hitherto refrained from making
any ' reference which could be constru
ed as a direct attack upon Taft's candi
dacy for the presidency. What he said
on this occasion can be construed In no
other light for the emphasis . placed
urion his utterances impressed his audi
ence that he purposed, not only to fight
against his own elimination from the
Ohio political situation, but also to do
all in his power to encompass the da-i
feat of thesecretiiy for the presiden
tial nomination.
In referring to President Roosevelt
the senator -said: "The big stick won't
work with any free born American citi
zen and it won't do any good, either, to
nut sugar on it in the shape or postomce
Jobs."- Then, turning his attention to
Taft he said: "I'm not a candidate for
office,- but if I ever am a candidate 'I'll
not get the lockjaw. When I can't talk
to my constituents, I'll eliminate myself.-
I don't have to hold office in or
der to live."
Speaking of the proposal to revise the
tariff Foraker said: "Secretary Taft
wants tariff revision, at least he is. re
ported to have said so no longer than
day before yesterday. ExGovernor Her-
rick also wants revision, ana aun i
wonder at that. Representative Theo
dore Burton, who rumor says is anxious
to take my place as senator, Dut x m not
going to let him, also wants revision.
"I'd like to know where these men
who are going to be candidates will be
gin to revise. I'd like to know where
Secretary Taft will commence the cut-tine-.
They say he is going to run for
president. I understand he is coming to
Ohio to make a speech in Columbus. Let
him tell us then how he will revise the
tariff, and where he will begin to cut.
These men who are candidates must
take a nosition on the great problems
of the nation before I vote for them for
president or anything else. I'm getting
a bit particular about whom I vote for.
It's time for some oi tnese men to De
getting busy."
The senator then quoted from a
speech of Senator Tillman, and argued
that the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments to the constitution were
necessary by the situation created Dy
the seceding states Immediately after
the war. "Andrew Jackson," said Mr.
Foraker. and here, by Innuendo, he
again rapped President Roosevelt, "was
one of those presidents who, believed ex
ecutive nower was everything, ana un
dertook rconnruction without consulting
congress." Foraker said men like Tin
man and Governor Vardaman of Missis
sippi do not voice the true sentiment of
the southern people.
The Xew Convention Between Russia
and Japan.
Paris, July 29. M. Kurino, the Japa
nese minister to France is the authority
11)1 III r. ....... - -n ...
ing the Russo-Japanese treaty on com
merce ana rmv igauun, " mtii aa signea
yesterday at St. Petersburg. The tieaty
embraces five subjects: Commercial re
lations, fishery rights, the Junction of
the Manchurian railroads, and political
rein.iuii. .v . . . ,w, i,.,
last named, is brief and a duplicate of
maintaining of rtatus quo. M. Kurino
ueiiltra in-. . v - - . i,n.i i
ed two dirigible balloons in Germany.
Union Pacific Fights Tax Law.
Lincoln, Neb.. July 9. Attorneys for
the Union Parific railroad today attack
ed the Nebraska system of assessing
lands. The valuation of farms is com
piled every four years and the Union
Pacific has informed the state board of
equalization that such a method is un
constitutional. The company will ap
peal to the courts and seek to overthrow
the Nebraska revenue law.-
A Race Meet for Sabetha.
Sabetha, Kan., July ?9. The Sabetha
Driving club will hold a race meet her;?
August 28. 29 and 30. Horses from this
section of Kansas and southern Nebras
ka will be entered. In addition to this
amusement, will be a Parker street fair
called Fairyland.
Supreme Court Justice Passes
Away at Battle Creek.
Had Gone to Sanitarium After
a Month's Illness.
Suffered From Kidney Trouble
for Some Time.
One of -Most Popular Members
in Highest Tribunal.
Adrian L. Greene, for the past six
years a justice of the Kansas supreme
cburt, died Sunday morning at Bat
tle Creek, Mich., where he was taken
two weeks ago in a last effort to save
his life from a long and severe at
tack of kidney trouble.
Justice A. L. Greene of the Supreme
. Creek.
Arrangements have been made to
hold two funeral services for Justice
Greene. The first will be in Topeka on
Wednesday morning, after which the
body will be taken to Newton for
further services, and interment.
The exact time-for the services in
Topeka Wednesday morning has not
been decided, but they will be held at
the First Presbyterian church. The
body arrived over the Santa Fe this
At a special meeting or the execu
tive council of the state this morning,
it was ordered that the state house
flags be placed at half. mast. The
council also ordered the state house
to be closed Wednesday morning, ana
will attend the funeral in a body.
Those justices of the supreme court
who are in Topeka today met the
family of Judge Greene at the Santa
Fe train today. The supreme court
will set aside a day for the presenta
tion of a memorial to Judge Greene
in the court room, and this memorial
will be printed in the supreme court
A committee of prominent lawyers
from Newton arrived in Topeka this
raornine to act as an escort for the
body from Topeka to Newton. This
committee Is composed or c is. era-
nine. C. S. Bowman and S. R. Peters.
Word was received this morning ask
ing that Dr. S. S. Estey of the First
Presbyterian church officiate at the
services In Topeka.-
Governor Hoch will make no de
cision concerning the appointment of
a successor to Judge Greene until some
davs have elapsed. It seems that the
general opinion is that Judge A. W.
Benson, ex-united states senator, a.
resident of Ottawa, Franklin county,
may be given the place, uovernor
Hoch has several times indicated a ae-
sire to appoint Judge Benson to the
supreme bench, though he Has twice
named other men when he might have
chosen Benson.
Judge Greene had not been able to
occupy his place on the supreme
court bench since last June. During
June and the first half of July, his
condition was very serious, and his
most intimate friends believed that
there was little hope of his recovery.
Judge Greene himself knew that he
was in a most Critical condition, but
felt that If he could recover enough
strength to be taken to Battle Creek,
Mich., where he had once before re
covered from a similar attack, he
might recover. About the middle of
July his Topeka physicians. Drs.
Lindsav and' Stewart felt that it
would "be possible for their patient to
travel, and he was accordingly mov
ed under care of a trained nurse, to
Battle Creek. Justice Greene's con
dition did not - improve at Battle
Creek, and after a brave struggle, the
kindly and well beloved Kansas jurist
All of the immediate members of
Judge Greene's family were present
when death came. These included
Mrs. A. L. Greene, the wife; Mrs.
Gertrude Ludden and Miss Winifred
Greene, daughters: Adrian L. Greene,
jr., a son; C. F. Nissen of Newton, a
brother-in-law; and Dr. Ludden. Dr.
and Mrs. Ludden are from California.
Justice Greene was 59 years of age,
and his residence in Kansas dates
from 1871. when he opened a law
office at Newton. He has made his
home at 1257 Western avenue, To
peka since his appointment to the su
preme bench.
No member of the supreme court
has made himself more beloved with
his associates than Justice Greene. He
was kindly and sympathetic, and a
strong member of the court. He en
joyed a good horse, and a common
sight on the streets of Topeka was
Justice Greene in his little road wag
on, drawn by a spirited bay horse.
Justice Greene owned considerable
farm property, and is said to have
been worth about $50,000.
Judge Greene was born In Canton,
Lewis county, Missouri, April 10,
1S48. He resided there until he was
seventeen years old. He removed
from there to Saline county. Mo.,
where he worked for five years on
his father's farm. In the meantime
he attended the common schools and
by general reading had picked up the
basis of a broad education.
In 18 70 Judge Greene began the
study of law. lie had a liking for the
subject and he made rapid progress,
so that in 1871 he was admitted to
the bar. For eight months he prac
ticed his profession at Miami, Mo.
Then he decided to turn westward for
his future career, and accordingly in
1871 he started for Kansas. He open
ed a law office in Newton.
In 1872 Judge Greene married Miss
Anna Baker of Saline county, Mo. A
daughter was born to them, now
Mrs. Ludden.
In 1880, Judges Greene was elected
county attorney of Harvey county,
serving two and one-half terms. His
office holding extended over a period
of time when among the first tests of
the validity and efficiency of the pro
hibitory law were mad. It was at
first believed, by the liquor element
leaders, when Judge Greene went into
office that he would be an easy man to
"handle." They soon found that they
were greatly mistaken. Judge Greene
came to ba known as an officer who
Court Who Died Sunday at Battle
regarded his oath most sacredly. AH
through his official career he was par
ticularly loyal to his oath of office. He
resigned the office and never after
ward held a public office until his ap
pointment as associate justice of the
state supreme court.
About 18S1. Judge Greene formed a
law partnership with William M.
Shaver, now grand secretary of the
Royal Arch Masons of. the state. Mr.
Shaver now lives in Topeka. From
the time of his leaving the county at
torney's office. Judge Greene gave
himself largely to the practice of law.
He became known as one of the
strongest members of the bar, not only
in Harvey county, but in all the south
western country. He possessed a
judicial mind, and by all he was
known as a man of the best impulses.
His legal work, after this time,
brought him in conspicuous connec
tion with the most celeb -ted cases in
the state.
In the latter '80s an effort was made
to secure the nomination for district
Judge on the Republican ticket for
Judge Greene. The district for a time
was composed of Harvey and Reno
counties. Later, McPherson also was
a part of the district. It was impossi
ble .for the Republicans of Harvey -to
"land" their candidate, although at
one time, when Judge Greene was a
candidate for the nomination the con
vention was in a deadlock for more
than 150 ballots, and the selection of
a compromise candidate was the only
way out of the difficulty.
Although Judge Greene's friends
were continuously loyal to him, he
never reached the place, and the first
and only, bench position which he held
was that which he had at the time of
Although not for himself a seeker
for office. Judge Greene aided many
another man into place. In 1886 and
1887 he was a member of the Repub
lican state executive committee and in
1895 and 1896 he was a member of the
Republican state central committee.
In 1885 the first wife of Judge
Greene died. In 1890 Judse Greene
married Miss Elizabeth Thurston, and
a daughter. Miss Winifred Greene, and
son, Adrian L. Greene, jr., were born
to them.
The appointment to the associate
justiceship of the state supreme court
became effective . January 15, 1901,
Governor Stanley having named him
after the legislature had increased the
number of judges from three to seven.
He was nominated by the Republican
state convention in the summer of
1902, and his term would have ex
pired in 1909.
It is a singular fact that of the four
associate justices appointed by Gover
nor Stanley, none of them are now on
the state supreme court bench. Judge
Pollock holds a federal Judgeship,
while Judge Cunningham, Judge Ellis
and Judge Greene have passed away.
Little Political Interest Is Apparent in
lie Philippines.
Manila, July 29. Unusual quiet reigns
through the islands on the eve of the
gerera! elections. Mass meetings were
held in Manila Sunday by all parties but
aroused little enthusiasm. The native
papers are exhorting the people to go to
the polls. Election day will be declared
a holiday.
The political situation Is unchanged
and all parties are confident that there
will be renewed activity among the lead
ers in the last days of the campaign but
so far little Interest has been evinced
by the people. The campaign is being
conducted on strictly modern methods.
Jury Returned a Terdict of Ac
quittal Sunday Morning
After Having Considered the
Evidence 21 Hours.
Eight Toted "Not Guilty" on
the First Test.
Surprise in Some Quarters and
Rejoicing in Others.
Pfilcn T.il-i. QQ A t a n Arlv hour
Sunday morning the Jury which had
been sitting in- judgment in the trial
of William D. Haywood, charged with
conspiring to murder former Governor
Frank Steunenberg of Idaho, returned
a verdict of acquittal.
It was after . being out for twenty-
nn. V.n..rn 1V.O t tViA In which at
first had been divided eight to four
and then seemed deadlocked at ten 10
tun flnniir namm to sin aarreement
shortly after the faint streaks of the
coming day showed gray above the
trinnf hllle tvhlrh null Boise to the
north an! east. The weary, snow
csaraeu oia Damn wno naa Kepi tu i
night vigil before the door of the jury ,
........ l 1 i .-, . . n ntinn Kv nn
I tiUUL, a Biai iicu iii t. v ...... j - --
imperative knock from within. Events
moved rapidly enougn alter mis biiu
when at last the principal actors in the
. . . l 1 .. .1 l. ..i varhamil Intn tha court
room at a few moments before 8
o clock, the white envelope nanueu uy
the foreman to the judge was torn
open and the verdict read.
It came as an electric thrill to the
prisoner, to his counsel, to the attor
neys for the state and to the small
group of heavy eyed newspaper men
and court officials who had been sum
moned from beds but lately sought, or
from offices where sleepless waiting
had marked the nlsht.
Tears welled to the eyes or tne man.
..-v.. 4...!n t V. a n ' 17 Vl t v rlflvft nt his
trial' had sat with stolid indifference
written upon his every feature at last
the lev armor ne naa inrown auuuv
himself with the first day of jury se
i . t wi n ti nl.rpprl. and whatever
of pent-up feeling had been contained
within was ioosea.
Counsel's Congratulations.
Haywood's attorneys were fairly
lifted from their seats, and Judge
Wood made no effort to restrain them
as they surrounded him to shake his
hands and shout aloud their congratu
lations. ,
James H. Hawley, leading counsel
for the state, and O. M. Van Duyn. the
prosecuting attorney of the county in
which- former Governor Steunenberg
was assassinated sat gloomy and un
speaking in their places. -
Senator Borah, who made the dos
ing plea for conviction, .was not pres
ent Of the prisoner's counsel those In
the' court room were Clarence Darrow
of Chicago. E. F. Richardson of Den
ver, and John F. Nugent of Boise. The
absentees from the defendant's table
included Edgar Wilson, the former
law partner of Judge Wood, who pre
sided at the trial.
No member of the prisoners family,
nor any of his friends among the so
cialist writers and the so-called "labor
jury" who have been attending the
trial was In the court room at tho
early hour the verdict was returned.
The spectators' benches were empty,
but in the doorway stood Governor
Frank Gooding, who hae taken an ac
tive part In pressing the prosecution of
Haywood and his associates.
There was no demonstration other
than that made by the attorneys for
the defense, and the court proceedings
were over, the prisoner had been dis
charged and the Jury dismissed for the
term in less than three minutes tlm.
In Suspense 21 Hours.
The news of the verdict was receiv
ed reluctantly in Boise. Extra editions
of the papers carried the tidings far
and wide, and during the day there was
considerable discussion in clubs, cafes,
hotel lobbies and upon the street cor
ners The surprise which had been so
manifest in the court room was pre
valent everywhere.
The long time the Jury was out. 21
hours, had conveyed the general lin- -pression
that there could -be no other
outcome than a disagreement. The ru-
,ktnv, anrAsri sn rnDidlv and fre-
II1U1 a hi. i. . i ... - , , .
quently through the night, and whih
were as unreiiaoie a buvh . u.. i.i
ways are, were generally to the effect
that a majority of the Jurors had voted
for conviction. Some were even so rad
ical as to say that the only difference
of opinion existing in the Jury was aa
to the degree of guilt.
The apprehension of disagreement
spread even to members of the defend
ant's counsel, and when to this feeling
were added the rumors of an adverse
decision, which continually beat about
their ears during the night, there could
be found none to doubt the genuine
ness of their Joy as the verdict was
Clarence Darrow, of Chicago, who
had made a plea describing the case at
issu as a struggle of "class against
class," who had defiantly told the jur
ors that they were hostile to his client
and had had their minds poisoned by a
corrupt and capitalistic press, had en
tered the court room with the mood of
his speech still upon him, but as Hay
wood was freed and as the Jury was
passing out he vied with other mem
beis of counsel, and with the prisoner
himself, in thanking with many evi
dences of sincerity the 12 citizens of
Idaho who had heard the evidence and
rendered tl.at unalterable opinion.
Mr Richardson, too, hastened to
make a statement in which he declared
that his client had been given an ab
solutely fair and impartial trial and
that Idaho had reason to be proud of
Mother His First Thought.
Haywood's first thought was of his
aged mother, who Saturday suffered a
complete nervous breakdown after the
Jury had retired. Leaving the court
room in company with Attorney Nug
ent, he walked down to the Jail portion
of the building, shaking hands as he
went with the guardB, employes and
friends who had arrived on the scene.
He bade farewell to Moyer who, when
he heard the verdict, said: "That's
good," and never stopped shaking his
hsnd and to Pettibone, whom Darrow
described to the Jury aa a "sort of
Happy Hooligan,' " and who called:
"Give my regards to Broadway."
Then Haywood walked to St. Luke'a
(Continued on Page Six.)

xml | txt