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tate titsiitt EVERYBODY 12 PAGES READS IT. 12 PAGES NEEDS IT. LAST, EDITION. WEDNESDAY EVENING. IOPEKA, KANSAS, MARCH 18, 1908. WEDNESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. S0 CONDEnTODIE Sentence Pronounced on Harry Orchard by Judge Wood. Accompanied by a Recommenda tion That It Be Commuted. BELIEVES HIS STOKY. Court Thinks That the Mur derer Told the Truth In His ETidence at the Haywood c and Pettibone Trials. Caldwell. Idaho, March 18. Stating that he believed that Harry Orchard in his testimony in the trials of Wil liam D. Haywood and George A. Pettibone for the murder of e-"" ernor Frank Steunenberg, told the exact truth, attempting to conceal nothing, Judge Fremont Wood, In the district court today recommended that the state board of pardons com mute Orchard's sentence of death W imprisonment in the sta te P1 tiary. The sentence of death v.as pronounced in accordance with the plea of guilty entered by ar Tuesday of last week, whe,n art ralgned. Judge Wood vrefef both the .Haywood and Pettibone in sentencing Orchard and recom mending the commutation of his sen tence, Judge Wood reviewed the. case from the time of the killing of : Steunenberg to the Present. 'n'"f the arrest of Orchard nw cont ession the arrest of Charles E. Moyer, presi dent of the Western Federation of Miners; William D. Haywood, secretary-treasurer of the federation and oeoree 1 Pettibone, the trials of Haywood and Pettibone and the plea of guilty entered by Orchard to the change of murder in the first degree he punishment for which under the Idaho statutes Is death. r-(,hwrd. in regard to the part of Orchard In the trials. Judge Wood said: Has Faith in Him. "I am more than satisfied that the defendant now at the bar of this ; court awaiting final sentence has not only acted in good faith in making the dis closes that he did, but that he also testified fully and fairly to the whole truth, withholding nothing that was material and declaring nothing which had not actually taken place "It was the particular province of the court to observe and follow this witness upon the former trials and I am of the opinion that no man living could conceive the stories of crime told by the witness and maintain him self under the merciless fire of the leading cross examination attorneys of the country, unless on the theory that he was testifying to facts and circumstances which had an actual existence within his own experience. A child can testify truly and main tain itself on cross examination. A man may be able to frame his story and testify to a brief statement of facts involving a short single transac tion. But I can not " conceive of a case where even the greatest intellec tually can conceive a story of crime covering years of duration, with con stantly shifting scenes and changing characters and maintain that story with circumstantial detail as to times, places, persons and particular cir cumstances and under as merciless a cross examination as was ever given a witness in an American court unless the witness testifying was speaking truthfully and without attempt to misrepresent or conceal. "Believing as I do that this defend ant acted in good faith, and that when called as a witness for the state he told all and withheld nothing, I can the more readily fulfill the duty that I consider the law Imposes upon me. Corroborating Evidence lacking. "In passing upon this question it is Immaterial that Juries In the two cases tried have declared that they were not satisfied of the guilt of the defendants on trial. The statute of the state im poses a bar to a conviction on the testimony of an accomplice alone, no OTottar if Via be believed by the jury. unless mere ih omer iuuchuchi dence tending to connect the defend ant on trial with the commission of the crimes. And again, in each of the cases tried the court at the written request of each of the defendants, in structed the jury that a verdict of not g-ullty did not mean that the defend ant on trial was innocent, but rather that his guilt had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt in the manner and form prescribed by law. "For these reasons it is at once ap parent that the verdict of the Juries referred to are not neecssarily at vari ance with the views here expressed. I am thoroughly satisfied that under the facts In this case the court has a plain duty to perform and that the authorities quoted leave no alterna tive In the matter, and under these authorities the defendant must be recommended to the clemency of the pardoning board with the full assur ance that It is not to be presumed that the equitable title to mercy which the defendant has acquired by testifying to the truth will not be sacredly ac corded to him by the board in which cower to pardon or commute is vest ed by the state constitution. The recommendation of the court to the pardon board is that the sentence of the court about to be imposed upon this defendant be commuted and that the death penalty be remitted. Aside from the reasons already given for this recommendation there is another reason In my opinion which should ap peal strongly to the court to the par doning board for remitting the death penalty against the defendant. For several years a series of atrocious crimes have been committed in this and other states and the confession and testimony of this witness is the first direct evidence which has been received fixing responsibility for a considerable number of said crimes." Reviews Era of Crime. Judge Wood referred to the crimes of arson and murder In 1899, which cul minated In the blowing up of the Bun ker Hill and Sullivan concentrator and the death of two men and to the fact that although a thousand men were in volved, only one man was identified and punished therefor in the state courts. ' "Orchard and Dewey, who at the time was a miner in the Coeur jyAlenes are the only two men of the large num ber concerned," said Judge Wood, "who have had the courage or disposition to disclose the truth with reference to the crimes then committed. "This defendant," continued Judge Wood, "also testified to a long series of most atrocious crimes committed by himself and others in the state of Colo rado and he was corroborated in such details in relation thereto that there can be no doubt about his participation therein. While these offenses were committed in the state of Colorado, this state, I think, under the circum stances is under some obligation to withhold the execution of the only per son who has voluntarily and freely dis closed the transactions. ' "It is impossible that such a series of crimes can be connected with many persons connected therewith without one or more of said parties sooner or later yielding to the remorse of con science and Joining this defendant in confirmation of the disclosures which he has already made. "Again under the circumstances in volving the defendant, no good purpose can be advanced by his execution, and there can be no demand therefor ex cept from those persons who stand charged by his voluntary confession with grave crimes or by the defenders and apologists of such persons. "If there were no moral obligation on the part of the state to grant the partial immunity recommended, I would still say that there could be no good reason in this case for inflicting the extreme penalty while so many crimes have been disclosed that are yet unpunished." Judge Wood after reading his ruling formally sentenced Orchard and fixed May 15, as the date for the execution. Orchard asked permission to speak and it was granted. He thanked the court for the review of the case given and for the kindly remarks in regard to him. He repeat ed that he had told the whole truth and that no promise of immunity or of mercy had ever been made to him. Before he had concluded tears were streaming from his eyes and he all but broke down as he again in broken voice thanked Judge Wood for his recommen dation to the board of pardons. THEY'RELGOKINGARQUND Tax Commissioners Are Matins: Their Official Visitation. Judge W. S. Glass, member of the state tax commission, left Tuesday for Clay, Lincoln, Republic and Washing ton counties, for the "official visitation" which the law requires the board to make in order to see that the work of assessing property is getting along all right. Chairman 8. T. Howe of the board went to Montgomery and other south eastern Kansas counties. S. C Crum- mer is already out inspecting the work in some of the eastern counties. The reports coming in to the tax com mission indicate that the assessing of property at its full value is proving generally satisfactory. When t prop erty owner finds that every otner man's property is being assessed at its full value he is more willing himself tocom ply with the law. From one county it is reported a wealthy citizen had $5,100 worth of mortgages which he ad mitted that he had intended to cover up until he found that everybody was being assessed on the full value or th-5 property owned. ALL OVER IN HAYTI. Arrival of Warships Settled the Dis turbed Condition. Paris, March 18. Official advices received here from Hayti Indicate that the arrival at Port Au Prince of for eign warships has produced the de sired effect upon President Nord Alexis. M. Carteron, the French min ister, cables that the government has abandoned its intransigeant attitude, that the re-embarkment of the refugees has been authorized, and that safe conduits have been grantea for the departure of General Firmin and the other revolutionary agitators who had taken asylum at the legations and consulates at Port Au Prince and Gonaives. M. Carteron gives much credit for this improved state of affairs to the active intervention of M. Borno. and the minister of state who was the first to counsel this course of action. All danger of an at tack on the legations or consulates Is no-w considered at an ends. AFTER SIXTY-SEVEN FEARS. Statue of Georse Washington Is to Be Removed. Washington, March 18. After undergo ing a lot of criticism as to its artistic mer its the heroic Greenough statue of Gen eral George Washington, which for 67 years has stood in the plaza of the east front of the capitol, has been ordered by the house to be removed to the Smithso nian Institute. The motive is the protec tion of the statue against further ravages of the elements. While not offering any particular ob jection to the proposition Mr. McCall (Mass.) suggested that a number of stat ues in that "chamber of horrors, common ly called Statuary hall," might also be removed. INVITED 3Q0 FRIENDS. To See Him Gored to Death by One of His Own Bulls. San Antonio, Tex., March 18. A dispatch to the Express from Guada lajara, Mexico, says: Reports received here state that Jose Maria Moreno, owner of the San Pedro ranch in Conposital, yesterday committed suicide before 300 people by going into the cattle pen and al lowing a bull to gore him to death. He had issued Invitations to the ex hibition. . Paid $200 for Freedom.' New Tork, March 18. James Mc Dougal, the Ellis Island guard who is accused of accepting money to con nive at the escape of an alien detained on charges preferred against him by the authorities of Moscow, is on trial before Judge Chatfield and a Jury in the criminal branch of the United States circuit court. Harry Sehawe, the alien, testified that he paid Mc Dougal $200 to get out and that Mc Dougal advised him to go to Canada, where he was subsequently arrested. The case will be resumed today. , FIRST GOMES IN. Kansas City Southern Makes Return of Property. Place Va'ue of Kansas Hold ings at Two .Millions. MAKES BIG INCREASE. Last Year It Was Assessed on a Half Million. Only Two More Days for Rest to Come In. Only one railroad the Kansas City Southern has thus far made to the state tax commission its property statement under the new law, and it places a value of $2,000,000 on all Its Kansas property. Last year the road was assessed at $500,000, the year be fore at $300,000. This road has only 18 miles of main track in Kansas and 3 Omiles of side track. WTiile the Kansas City Southern does not object to having its former valution multiplied by four, it is not at all likely that the state tax com mission will allow it to stand on that basis. The $2,000,000 which the road itself gives as a guide to the value of Its property is not binding on the tax commission. The tax commission will possibly find that the company's fig ures can again be multiplied by two without exceeding the real value of the company property in Kansas. March 20 is the limit fixed by law for the railroad companies to make their returns to the tax' commission, and this gives the companies only two days more to come in with their re ports. The Kansas City Southern is the only one which is in the clear. Some of the big companies are get ting worried, and have applied to the tax commission for an extension of time in which to get in their reports. The tax commission has refused to grant any extensions, so far as known, and all the members of the commis sion are now out of town, and will not be back until after March 20.- If the railroads fail to get in their reports by March 20, they do so at the risk of a fine of $1,000. The tax commission has authority to collect this line from every road which fails to get in its report. In the past it has been the custom to allow the tax commissioners of the various roads to take about their own time to getting in reports, and there has never been any effort made to col lect the $1,000 fine. The railroads seem to be operating on the theory that the same rule will be applied this year. In this theory they may be disappointed for the present system of assessment and taxation is entirely different from the old one.,, -- - - - There have also been hints that the railroads may be disappointed in the at titude of the board concerning the real value of railroad property. The rail roads will probably follow in a general way the lead of the Kansas City South ern, and report their valuation about four times what it was last year. There is some probability that the tax com mission will, by "its investigations, con vince itself that railroad property Is really worth eight or ten times what it was turned in at last year. The to tal value of railroad property in Kan sas, for assessment purposes, has varied from 60 to 80 millions during the past few years. It would create a profound sensation in railroad circles if the tax commission should find the real value to be from $500,000,000 to a billion dol lars. And yet there is some probability that this represents about the value of all railroad property in the state. The reports which the tax commis sion is receiving from the county as sessors show that people are complying with the new assessment law in good spirit. The property of the state i3 be ing put down at its full value in cash, and there is a feeling of satisfaction among the taxpayers when they dis cover that the law is being strictly and impartially enforced. The returns are now coming in on the telephone company valuations, and they show a large increase all along the line. The work of placing a value on tele phone companies rests with the tax commission as does the valuation of railroad property. HOW THEY STAND. Relative Positions of Cars in Kew York to Paris Race. Omaha, March 18 The relative dis tances between the New Tork-Paris racing automobiles at six o'clock last night was as follows: Carroll, Iowa, where the second French car is tied up, being taken as the basing point, second French car at Carroll; German car at Omaha, 95 miles; first French car at Grand Island, Neb., 215 miles; Italian car at Marston, Wyoming, 943 miles; American car -at Tecoma, Nev., 1,251 miles. Mileage made during the day, both French cars stranded: German, 67 miles; Italian, 36 miles; American, 96 miles. IT MAY I IAIN TONIGHT. That Promised for Today Failed to Make Appearance. The ominous dark blue flag of the weather bureau which floats over the department offices in the Columbian building foretells a continuation of the unsettled conditions of the past 48 hours with the probabilities pointing to rain tonight or Thursday. The mercury reglsterations today are a little lower than those of yesterday and it is not likely that there will be any great . changes in the mercury readings druring the next 24 hours. The wind has been blowing at the rate of 18 miles an hour all day from the northwest and the air has been filled with small particles of dust which has robbed the day of the pleasures which otherwise would have existed. The readings of the ther mometer since 7 o'clock this morning are indicated by the following table 7 o'clock. ... .41 11 12 1 2 o'clock. . . . . 52 o'clock 54 8 o'clock 42 9 o'clock. ... .44 10 o'clock. .. . .46 o'clock. . . . .65 o'clock 56 STRUGKJNjA FOG. Big Ocean Liner Kron Prinz Wilhelm in Collision. Another Steamer Rams a Hole in Her Side. ON HER WAY TO DOCK. She Had 229- Cabin Passengers .Aboard. Nobody Was Injured on Either of the Vessels. New Tork, March 18. While the great Transatlantic liner Kron Prlnz Wilhelm of the North German Lloyd line lay at anchor in a thick, fog off Staten Island today the steamer Crown of Castile ran into the liner and tore a hole more than ten feet in diameter in the overhang ing stem. The bow of the Crown of Castile penetrated the steward's quar ter on the Kron Prinz Wilhelm to a distance of about 15 feet but nobody was injured. Water tight doors on the hull of the Kron Prinz were completely closed, but it was quickly ascertained that she had suffered no damage below the water line and after a wait of sev eral hours for the fog to lighten she proceeded to her dock in Hoboken. The Kron Prinz Wilhelm arrived from Bremen at 2 a. m. today, carrying 392 passengers. She anchored off the quar antine station to wait the visit of the health officer, and after his inspection started from quarantine to come up the harbor to her dock. When the liner left quarantine the fog was not thick enough to prevent a good vision of the harbor, but the steamer had proceeded only about two miles when the mist closed thickly about her and Captain, Nierirch brought the ship to a stop and anchored off Robinson's reef to await the lifting of the fog. , The Kron Prinz Wilhelm reached her dock in Hoboken ., about 10:30 a. m. There was a triangular hole about 10 by 15 feet in the extreme, after portion of the steamer's overhang. The prow of the Crown of Castile penetrated the Kron Prinz Wilhelm's hull, a distance of about 15 feet, into the quarters oc cupied by the steward. Four bells were rung on both the bow and stern of the liner to warn other vessels of her presence, but the steam er had been at anchor only five min utes when the quartermaster on the aft bridge telephoned to the captain that a steamer was coming a stern, headed directly for the Kron Prinz. Captain Nierirch promptly ordered the chain slipped, the . engines started ahead and the watertight doors in the steamer's compartments were closed. There were 48 of these -doors and they were closed in Just 15 seconds. The big steamer was Just gathering headway when the Crown of - Castile struck her fairly in the stern, pene trating the overhang and tearing a tri angular -hole. 15 feet wide and 10 feet long through . the . steel plates. ; The shock of the blow was only slightly felt on board the big liner and the two vessels quickly separated. Both of them came to anchor again and lay there for several hours until the fog lifted, when they proceeded to their docks. At the North German Lloyd dock it was stated that the damage to the Kron Prinz would not delay her sail ins. The Crown of Castile, which was bound in from Rotterdam belongs to the New Tork and Continental line. No one was injured on board. The steamer's cut-water was partly torn away near the main deck, but the dam age is slight. , POMONA IS WRECKED. Passengers All Saved Make Their Way to the Beach. San Francisco, March IS. The steam er Pomona was wrecked near Fort Ross yesterday afternoon. All her passen gers were saved. The Pomona plies be tween this city and Kureka, Cala., and is operated by the Pacific Coast Steam ship company. Fort Ross is a small hamlet about 60 miles from this city. The passengers of the Pomona, 64 in number, are now on the beach waiting to be taken off by the steamer City of Topeka, which is expected to pass on her way to San Francisco from Eureka. The vessel is now lying on the rocks, bow up, half a mile from shore. The cause of the wreck is not known. HARD TO GET A JURY. Trial of General Home for Murder Called at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., March 18 The triai of General Richard C. Home, former vice president of the Kansas City Post Publishing company, charged with the murder of H. J. Groves, managing edi tor of that paper, was resumed in the criminal court here today. Much diffi culty is being experienced in the selec tion of a Jury, owing to the general publicity which has been given the case and the prominence of the principals. General Horne Is one of the oldest and best known newspaper men in the state. He was a member of the staff of Governor William J. Stone. Will Take His Horses and Go. New York, March 18. James R. Keene has been added to the list of men who have declared their intention of racing abroad in case the anti-race track gamb ling bills now before the legislature are passed. He has entered eight colts and fillies in the English 3-year-old classics for 1909, and has told his friends that if racing is crippled in New Tork he will ship the most promising horses of his sta ble to England and gradually withdraw from racing and breeding in America. Hans Refuses a $10,000 Offer. Pittsburg, March 18. Hans Wag ner, who has retired from baseball for this season, at ' least, received a letter from President Schlichter, of the Philadelphia Union League club, containing an offer of $10,000 to play with the team this season. "I will not consider the offer at all," said Wagner. "The sum of $10,000 from Pittsburg looks better to me than that of anyone else." .VA FOR TAFT. No Opposition Developed at the . State Convention Which Met Today to Select National Delegates. FOR TARIFF REVISION But There Is Division of Senti nieut on Wording of Plank. Temporary Chairman Byers Makes a Rousing Speech. res Moines, la., March 18. The Re publican state convention which is to name four delegates to the national convention, instruct them for Taft, eulogize Senator William B. Allison and adopted a platform calling for revision of tariff, was called to order at, 11 o'clock today by Frank P. Woods, chairman of the state central commit tee. He surrendered the gavel to At torney General H. W. Byers, of Har lan, the temporary chairman, who made an eloquent address, which aroused the delegates to much enthus iasm. At the conclusion of General Byers speech the result of the various district caucuses was reported and the convention adjourned until afternoon to await committee reports. Throughout the morning the wording of the tariff revision plank of the plat form was the subject of discussion among the Allison men. Numerous sug gestions were debated and when the convention adjourned it was generally understood that the meeting of the res olutions committee would be produc tive of considerable argument. The plank most in favor prior to the meet ing of the committee was that outlined last night, which calls for revision "immediately after the inauguration of the next president." The demand will also be made that a special session of congress be called. The Cummins men were determined before the convention " met to force a vote on the adoption of the Ohio re vision plank verbatim and two reports from the resolutions committee were considered probable. In all other things the convention is expected to be harmonious. The slate for delegates at large was altered in one particular by John T. Adams of Dubuque, who withdrew in favor of .Frank W. Simmons of Ottumwa. Adams is campaign manager for Sen ator Allison, and believed that his se lection might give the impression that he had placed himself on the slate. He Was strongly urged to accept the place. due persistea in nis withdrawal. He Names Taft. ' r On taking up the gavel General By ers commenced his address by the de claration that never in the oast has the Republican party had brighter prospects than at present. He con gratulated the Republicans of the state upon . the part they had borne in the creation of the party record and de tailed the features of Republican achievement at considerable length. He further said: "The American people have much rea son to be grateful to the Divine Master of the world, but there is no one thing for which they should be more thank ful than that at this moment there came into leadership the greatest man of modern times-, the most potent force in all the world Theodore Roosevelt. He has boldly undertaken to find his way through the labyrinth that surrounded us. He has confidently appealed to the sense of justice which always dominates the American heart. His work is not yet done, but it has been gloriously be gun. "If the Republican party is retained in power it promises to adopt and have it written into the laws of the land every suggestion made by the presi dent in his last message to congress. "And it seems to me to have a part in this great work ought to so fill the heart with patriotism and love of coun try that there would be no room for petty jealousies and factional spirit and I appeal to you men of the Republican party to bury forever in the harmony and good fellowship of this convention all purely factional differences. "Then give us as a candidate for president a man who is pledged to walk straight on the ways of justice and hon esty, and victory is as sure as the pas sage of time. "We need a man who is saturated with the influences of the administra tion now drawing to an end. We need a man who understands and appreci ates the work that Roosevelt has done. "We need a man who knows that the tariff schedule must be revised, holding fast to the policies of protection but giving heed to the right of those who buy as well as to the rights of those who sell. We need a man who has al ready demonstrated that, it is possible to employ the doctrine of reciprocity to enlaifee our markets abroad without In flicting injury upon our , markets at home. "There may be many such men, for the Republican party is rich in leaders, but the man I have in mind is, I be lieve, the choice of a great majority of the Republicans of Iowa, the friend and adviser of the president, the secretary of war, William H. Taft." FROM A BLOW ON THE HEAD. Ex-Representative Beekman Danger ously IU in a Hospital. Arkansas City, March 18. C. S. Beek man was here from Pawhuska, suffering from brain trouble, brought on by a blow he received on the head at Pawhuska sev eral days ago. He was taken to the Ar kansas City hospital on North First street where he is receiving treatment. Alia Asks a New Trial. Denver, Col., March 18.A motion for a new trial for Giuseppe Alia, the condemn ed murderer of Father Leo Heinrichs, was filed today by his attorney, Robert H Widdicombe. It is alleged that Alia was Insane when he killed the priest and should have been so declared by the jury. Since the discovery of two weapons in possession of the prisoner he is kept un der double guard at the county Jail day and night. Two Delegates for Cannon. Jacksonville, March 18. The Republican congressional convention of the Twentieth district elected Stuart Pierson and Henry Savage delegates to the national Repub lican convention. Resolutions were adopt ed endorsing J. G. Cannon for president. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING. Mr. 'and Mrs. J. W. Parker of Emporia . Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary. Emporia, March 18. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McCown Mr. and Mrs. John W. Parker celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Monday evening, surrounded by a host of friends Fifty years ago at Grand Ledge. Mich.. John Wesley Parker and Mary Jane Norton he twenty, and she eighteen, were married. They lived in Michigan until 1873, when they came to Kansas, but the grasshoppers ate them out of house and home, so they joined the in numerable caravan that went back to their wife's people. They got a fresh start and came back in 1880, and have lived in or about Emporia ever since. Here their children two daughters grew up to womanhood, and one was married to J. M. McCown, and the other to George Mayes, principal in one of the Topeka schools. Here their five grand children were born, and here they have grown into the hearts of the hundreds who know and respect them. JOSIAH JORDAN ARRESTED Saloon Man at Pittsburg; Charge Him With Helping Violate Law. Pittsburg, Kan., March 18. A sensa tion was sprung in the district court here Tuesday afternoon after the close of the case of the state of Kansas vs. William Horan, charged with contempt of court, when Sheriff Walsh served a warrant upon Josiah Jordan of Topeka charging him with "partleps crlm minis." An injunction had been secured against Horan by Assistant Attorney Generals Steussi and Marshal some three weeks ago, but he continued to violate the order. - Jordan was brought here by the Temperance Union to obtain evidence against all those who were violating the orders of the court, and knowing that - the injunction stood against them he purchased whisky from Horan in order to establish grounds for the contempt proceedings. It is claim ed this placed him in a position of aid ing and abetting Horan in the violation of the court's orders. This was the view taken of the case by O. T. Boaz, attor ney for Horan, and upon his advice Horan filed a complaint against Jordon and he was placed under arrest. He furnished a bond of $500 for his appear ance in court for trial at some time during the present term. It was a new turn in the affair of the trials of the whisky cases that have been going on in the court this term. Josiah Jordan was formerly county superintendent of schools. He has re cently been employed selling school fur niture throughout the state and it wat not known that he was working for the State Temperance Union. He lives with his family at 1708 Van Buren street. He is a member of the school board from the Fifth ward. SENATOR WHYTE' DEAD. He Was Taken 111 in Washington Last Thursday. Baltimore, March 18. United States Senator William Pinckney Whyte died at his home in this city last night. Senator Whyte was taken ill while in Washington last Thursday and re turned as soon as possible. Erysipe las developed and his condition be came worse, although his physicians gave out encouraging statements until yesterday afternoon. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon the senator suffered a sinking spell, but recovered wonder fully and was conscious until the final convulsion that ended in his death at 7:05. The end was peaceful and is said to have been precisely such as he had expressed a wish for. M'DOWELL FUND. There Is a Balance on Hand Approxi mating $29,000. New York, March 18. The commit tee in charge of the Edward McDow ell fund, announces that it has com pleted its work. The society was formed to raise money to take care of the composer in his life, after his health failed, and also to found a home for musicians at Peterborough, N. H. Total contributions to the fund with interest have been $39,712. The expenses of administration to gether with the money paid in behalf of Mr. McDowell amounts to $10,780, leaving a balance of $28,932. This money, less some minor expenditures which have yet to be made will be turned over to the Edward McDowell memor ial association which has been formed to carry out the idea of the musician home at Peterborough. MUCH ABUSED MAN. Carnegie Expresses Sympathy and Admiration for Rockefeller. Washington, March 17. "I have the hiirhest resnect for John D. Rocke feller. I think he is a much abused J man. I intend to play a game of golf with him in a short time and I'll beat him," said Andrew Carnegie as he was leaving the White House today. Mr. Carnegie was answering a question about the much heralded story that he and the Standard Oil king were at loggerheads over the score of a game of golf. Mr. Carnegie would not discuss the object of his visit to the White House. A Playwright at Thirteen. New York. March 18. E. H. Sothern will give a benefit performance next month for the actors' fund of America and at that time will produce a one act play written especially for him by a 13-year-old author. Mr. Sothern says the play is re markable as literature and worthy of ser ious consideration. The lad who wrote the play which is in blank verse, Is John Al len Wyeth, son of Dr. John A. Wyeth, a well known New York physician. It is an allegory and is called "The Weakness of Man." Railway Casualties in New Tort. New Tork, March 18. The report of the publio service commission shows that during February there were 3,951 railway accidents in New York, in which 26 persons were killed. Of the 2,157 persons injured in these accidents 1,219 were passengers. During January the Injured were 2,500 and the . killed numbered 44. MEET INJECRET, Labor Leaders' Are Holding an Important Conference To Devise Ways for Escaping Injunctions of Courts. HAVE TALKED IT OVER With President Rooserelt and He Will Co-operate. Present Plan Is to Amend Sher man Antitrust Law. ..-oniugton, marcn 18. a conference of far reaching Importance to labor be gan here today. Participating are President Gompers and the members of the executive council of the Ameri can Federation of Labor, together with the executive officers of the Interna tional Trades Unions of America, who TTT - met pursuant to a call Issued by Pres ident Gompers to consider the. conse quences of . the injunction decision of the supreme court of the United States, affecting labor organizations with par ticular reference to the Dan bury hat cases in which that court substantial ly held that labor organizations were to be considered trusts as much as or ganizations of capital After calling attention to the sig nificance of the decisions, Mr. Gompers stated that the conference was for the purpose of taking such aotion as the Importance and merits of the subject dealt with may be considered and be determined as setting forth the posi tions and demands of labor. The court's ruling, he pointed out. was binding upon all labor organisa tions until changed or modified by con gressional action. -The object of the oonfereno there fore, was to consider the proposed amendments to the Sherman anti-trust act which are being drafted with a view not of exempting labor organizations from their obligations to the public, but rather to prevent any injustice being done through the operation of law to organizations of laboring men, particu larly through injunction. It is desired to so frame the proposed changes in the Sherman law as to meet the re quirements of the supreme court's de cision. The proposed amendments are the re sult of recent conferences at the White House between President Roosevelt and others and it is hoped to secure remedial legislation along these lines 2LL LUIS Ul LUIlglUiW. President Gompers today stated that matters of importance to every union man would be discussed, and an effort made to formulate plans to offset the rulings of the various courts regarding injunctions and boycotts. There are 117 national and interna tional trade unions . in America, and practically all of them were represent ed by one or more delegates at today's meeting. The conference which was held behind closed doors, will continue FOIl THE DEATH OF A CHILD. Sedgwick County Parents Sue $7,500 in Complicated Case. for Wichita, Kan., March 18. Peter Gl aretta, of Cheney, has filed In the dis trict court a petition asking $7,600 damages from Fred Pottberge, Lena Semroth and John Semroth, for the death of Marlon Garietta, who it Is al- 'leged was killed as the result of the firing or a rine jjecemDer z, iut, oy Fred Pottberge, the son of Lena and John Semroth. It is said that Marlon Garietta and Fred Pottberge, minors, were playing in a barn near Cheney, when the rifle was fired killing Marion Garitta. The defendants claim ttiat the shooting was accidental. In his petition Peter Giaretta, the plaintiff, sets up that he is the father of Marlon Giaretta, deoeased late of Sdgwick county; that no personal rep resentatives of the estate of Marion Giaretta, deceased, have been appoint ed; that defendants, Lena Semroth and John Semroth, her husband, neg ligently provided Fred Pottberge, a minor ten years old, and son of Lena Semroth, with a 22 caliber rifle, with cartridges and ammunition, and that they carelessly allowed the boy to promiscuously use and handle the gun at will, although they knew, or should have known that the gun was a dead ly weapon; that Fred Pottberge was by reason of his youth and Inexperience- and lack of skill In handling fire arms, unfit to handle the rifle. . DEATH FOR A PRIZE FIGHTER. Joseph Boring Contest. South St. Joseph, Mo.; March IS. Lee Allen was so badly beaten in a boxlnf contest before a local club last night when he was knocked out In the fifth round br "Young" Rhodes, that he was taken to hie home In a dying condition. Physiolans say he can not live. Allen was only recently pardoned from the penitentiary. He had been sentenced as the ringleader m a plot to blow up the Buchanan county jail with dynamite. THE POISONED CANDY CASE. Woman Accused of the Murder off Rath Miller Up for Trial. Kansas City, Mo., March 18. The trial of Mrs. Sarah Morasch, aged 4 years, accused of the murder of 4-year-old Ruth Miller, began in the district court at Kansas City, Kan., today. The child died from the effects of eating poisoned candy intended for her 14-year-old stepsister, Ella Van Meter, which the proseoutlon asserts Mrs. Morasch sent through the mails. McCleUan to Cross First. New York, March 18. Mayor McClel lan is expected to be the first man to cross the new Blackwell's island bridge, anchorage to anchorage, when the final beam is laid today and the last links Joined in the connection which this bridge will form between Manhattan Island and the Long Island shore with in Queensborough. Weather Indteauans- Chicago, March 18. Forecast for Kansas: Probably rain tonight and Thursday.