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Famous Family Alibi Is Com
pleted Except for Evidence
of Defendant.
Jury May Not Have the Case Be
fore Saturday NightFea
tures of Trial Today.
By W. P. McQulre.
NEAREST Competitor
12 Pages
55 Columns Adv
57 Ools. Beading
29 Columns Adv.
55 Cols. Reading
Mankato. Minn., May 10.'
The thin, clear voice of Mr. Abbott
was distinctly heard by everyone of the
hundreds of spectators who had gone to
the courtroom more than an hour be
fore the afternoon session of the trial
of Dr. Koch opened today.
A slender young man with dark hair
arose from his seat between a gray
haired man and a young woman, and
with elastic step walked quickly to the
witness stand. He raised his right hand
high above his head, and in sonorous
tone Clerk Thome repeated the oath
formula. The young man nodded his
head and moved his lips.
The clerk did not ask the witness
to give his name. Everybody knew
that the slender young man was the
defendant. He settled himself in the
chair and, closely watching Mr. Ab
bott, who began his rapid question
ing, answered quickly and clearly.
Thruout the first hour, during which
he was in the hands of his counsel,
the witness appeared perfectly com
posed, there being no sign of agita
tion either in his movements or voice.
Tells of Early Life.
The first part of Dr. Koch's story re
lated to his early life. He said he was
B4 and was educated in the public
schools of New Ulm and in a dental col
lege in Chicago, where he spent three
years. Except for thoBe three years he
tad always lived in New Ulm. When
he returned from College he began prac
tice at New Ulm with Dr. Fritschie, a
brother of the ex-coroner, but in July,
1901, opened an office for himself.
He next described the branch of
fices which he had at Hanska and La
fayette. He said that his last visit to
Hanska was on Oct. 28, which was the
fourth Friday in October. The last
revious visit which he made to that
he said, was on the fourth Thurs
day in September. This, counsel for the
defense have contended proves that the
defendant was not in Hanska*when the
Bo-called poison package was mailed to
)r. Gebhardt.
State on Its Guard.
That the state is determined to be
Very rigid in the examination of Dr.
Koch was indicated by an interruption
by General Childs. who said:
"I'll state to the counsel right here
that I shall object if he leads the wit
"Well expect that," said Mr. Ab
I object to the last question as
leading said General Childs.
"The last question was rather lead-
ing," said Judge Cray.
Dr. Koch then described his return to
ITew Ulm from Hanska when he aban
doned his practice there. He said that
on the train he met Banker Hage of
Hanska and rode to New Ulm with
him. Mr. Hage is the man who testi
fied at this trial, and not at the first,
that he saw the blue box like the one in
evidence at the station at Hanska the
Bame day Dr. Koch left.
His movements on the evening of the
homicide Dr. Koch described in detail.
There was no deviation from the ac
count which he gave at the first trial.
Dramatic Scenes Expected.
The state will conduct a most search
ing cToss-examination, and the large
crowds that have flocked to the court
house to see the defendant on the
stand and hear his own account of the
night Dr. Gebhardt was murdered, are
looking for the most dramatic scenes
of the entire trial.
The defense has been going over the
ground more thoroly than previously,
and its examination of its many wit
nesses has been in such minute detail
that the trial is being dragged out more
than was expected. Last Sunday coun
sel for the defense said they would be
ready to rest Tuesday evening, but it
is thought now that the case will not
get to the jury much before Saturday
If it does, then ft will be due to the
efforts of Judge Cray to expedite the
trial. 'Last night he held court until
5:30 this morning he cut the mid-ses
sion intermission from fifteen to- ten
minutes, and began this afternoon ses
sion at 1:30 instead of at 2.
Koch May Go Back to Jail.
Whetf both sides have rested and the
arguments to the jury are finished, the
state will ask to_ nave the defendant
committed to jail pending a return of
the jury's verdict.
Dr. Koch was arrested on Dec. 9. He
remained in jail until after the jury in
the first trial had failed to agree. On
Jan. 27 he was admitted to bail of $20,-
000. Since that date he has been at
WheW the second trial began, it was
understood that the state would ask to
have the defendant locked up pending
the outcome, but this was not done.
Then it was rumored that when the
state had rested it would ask to have
the defendant committed to jail, but
there was no motion for that.
It was learned today, however, that
before the jury goes out or immediately
after it leaves the room the court will
be asked to place Dr. Koch in the cus
tody of the sheriff until the jury shall
have returned its finding.
This question is entirely within the
discretion of the court.
The principal witnesses this morning
were Paul Hippauf, the student who
lives at the Koch home, William E.
Koch and Emma Koch. In the pre
vious trial General Childs argued that
more weight should be given to the
statements of Hippauf than to those of
members of the Koch family.
Hippauf said today, as previously,
that he first saw Koch that night at
about on minute before 10. The
statements of the father and sister of
the defendant are essential to the alibi*
inasmuch as they declare that it was
About twenty-two minutes to 3^when
George Koch returned home
A Blow Right from Kansas Makes
Things Lively in North-
Wheat Over a Large Area Now
Moist Enough for Thirty
Well within the area of the cyclone
which culminated in the deadly Kan
sas tornado, Minneapolis and southern
Minnesota suffered the most severe
storm last night since the tornado of
Aug. 20, 1904. All records for wide
spread rains and heavy precipitation
were broken. From twenty-three sub- fe
stations more than 1.42 inches of rain
was reported.^
In Minneapolis the rain fell with sueh
force that the raindrops seemed to re
bound from the pavement. Even when
the thunder quieted for an instant the
wind blew with such violence that it
was almost impossible to sleep. For an
hour there was an almost continuous
record of forty-eight miles an hour.
Occasionally there were sharp gusts
of sixty to seventy miles an hour in
The Kansas tornado is considered a
freak to a certain extent by the weath
er man. Out of records compiled since
1765 only fifteen tornadoes are known
that occurred after 11 p.m., and there
is some doubt as to the reliability of
the data as to some of these.
Within a day the Mississippi is ex
pected to rise a foot, and may rise
considerably higher. Yesterday the
river rose about half a foot, but in spite
of the heavy rain last night, had fallen
this morning to its former level.
Crops Have Enough.
Country advices indicate that the
spring-wheat crop, over a wide extent
of territory, can stand for thirty days
without further moisture, so thorolv
has the country been soaked. Last
night rain fell from south-eastern Tex
as on the south to above "Winnipeg on
the north, the area covered extending
westward to the ranges of Kansas, Ne
braska, North Dakota and Montana,
and eastward into Kentucky and Ohio.
From Texas northward to the Minne
sota line the fall grew heavier, shading
off again to lighter figures across the
Canadian line. La Crosse got 1.36
inches, Moorhead 1.08, Huron 1.72, Mi
not .50. Bismarck .42, Winnipeg .48,
O'Appelle .12 and Swift Current .24.
For the Minneapolis region the average
fall was .98, but this was an early rec
ord and did not include all precipita
tion after daybreak. The morning tel
egraphic reports showed it still rain
ing at Fergus Falls, Grand Forks and
Fargo, also at Hillsboro and Casselton,
and it had rained all night at these
points. Hunter had very cloudy skies
at 10 o'clock and more rain threat
ened, and St. Cloud, after an all-night
rain, was still getting a little. The
general indication is for more rain to
night and Thursday, and temperatures
are high enough to make this likely,
Winnipeg reporting 40 above and the
thermometer rising, and other points
down the line warming up as well.
Warm Weather Needed.
As the crop situation stands at this
writing, it is too wet over southern
and southwestern Minnesota. No more
rain is wanted there, but good warm
weather to bring.the grain along. The
Bed river valley is wet enough and
more rain would only delay the start.
Elsewhere over the northwest condi
tions are ideal. It will be pretty hard
for a drought scare to develop this
year, even if no more rain comes for
a long time.
Benefit More Than Offsets the Delay in
Specials to The Journal.
Lakota, N. D., May 10.Snowdrifts
two to three feet deep are seen here
today, -the rain of yesterday having
turned to sleet and snow. Farmers have
all the moisture necessary, but more will
do no damage. Wheat is about all sown,
but other grains are no in, and work
will be stopped for a week.
Lidgerwood, N. D., May 10.The
weather continues cold and unseasona
ble. Another heavy rain with snow
last night and today will be the means
of drowning out some grain in low
Fergus Falls, Minn., May 10.Sntow
and sleet have been falling here at
times todav, and the weather is cold for
the season. Vegetation has scarcely
advanced in four weeks.
Huron, S. D., May 10.Rain flooded
the streets, basements and all low
places. The river is rapidly rising. It
is the heaviest rainfall in several
years so early in May a'n'd its benefit
to grass and crops is beyond computa
Montrose, Minn., May 10.A snow
storm struck this locality yesterday and
snow fell to the depth of two inches.
A storm of rain and wind is now rag
VVTro :c rrrm r4
Milford, Iowa, May '10.A bitter
cold storm with torrents of rain driven
by furious winds made a wild day here
yesterday business being practically
Breeze Was Too Strong for Them Out
in Richfield.
Richfield was hard hit by the storm
last night and this morning several
features of the landscape were missing.
Windmills were a special mark, while
cupolas and weather-cocks also suffered.
Several mills were wrecked completely
and on others the wheels were torn
away and the towers left standing.
John Goodspeed, who styles himself
a "farmer politician from Richfield,''
woke up to find that a new windmill
had found the gale too strong and had
blown over on the barn, tearing a hole
in the roof. I thought I had that mill
trained for good and all,'' said he to
day. I talked to it all thru the cam
paign and so did the neighbors, but she
stood it all without any trouble. I
didn't think I 'd have to get out of bed
and hold it down the first time a storm
Hrppauf testified that on the evening ""^ew York, May 10.All grades of re
fined sugar were, redueed *,_
Both Sides Seem Disposed
Prisoners Are More
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., May 10.Speed is the
feature of the second Columbia Heights
trial. Charles Hammon and John Kolb
will be confronted by the same 4wit
nesses and by the same evidence that
convicted Orlin Kalderwit, but the
state is presenting its case much faster.
The cross-examination, too, is much
There is a marked difference in the
attitude now assumed by the two de
fendants and their conduct at the
Kalderwit trial. There is none of the
levity and flippancy they exhibited
then. Possibly they better realize their
grave situation since the conviction of
Kalderwit, and feel less inclined to
laugh over incidents.
Kalderwit has been brought back and
may be used as a witness. He has a
long, bad record which would be
brought out, and it might injure the
chances of his two "pals."
Stenographer Worn Out.
L. E. Stetler of Minneapolis today
relieved the regular court stenographer,
Mr. Starr, who needed rest. This is
the fourth long murder trial he has
had to take this term. There has been
a conviction in each of the three pre
vious trials. Crawford and Palmer
were convicted of the murder of Heino
Lundeen and Kalderwit of the murder
of Freddie King.
The first witness today was George
Slater, the sandwich man, who over
heard Kalderwit and Kolb talking
about "going out to Columbia Heights
and getting that joint." His testi
mony was the same as in the first trial.
J. J. Smith, clerk at the Grand Ce'nL
tral hotel, and George Morey, the high
school student, who was on the stub
line car the night of the murder, fol
lowed with the same testimony they
gave before. H. F. Schultz, a street
car conductor on the Eighth and Cen
tral line, stated that he carried the
three to Fourth street and Central ave
nue where he turned the car over to
Gautfeld. Julian Gautfeld, who took
the car from that point, testified that
the three rode to the end of the line,
and that he had trouble with them
over transfers.
David Wright saw"i he three get off
the car at the end of the Eighth and
Central line on the night of the murder.
He also identified the clothing on ex
hibit as that found in the neighborhood
after the murder.
Holdup Story Retold.
Dr. George K. Hagaman gave ex
pert testimony yesterday afternoon con
cerning the wounds that caused the
death of Freddie King. Paul Erickson,
"the man with the photographic mem-
ory," repeated his story of the holdup
and murder. J. K. King, the father of
the murdered boy, repeated his testi
mony, identifying Hammon positively.
Leo Garstieki followed. He was
the saloon at the time of the holdup and
said that Kolb was the one who went
thru the pockets of the crowd.
Guy Connors and the McCullom
brothers, James and John, were in the
saloon and gave accurate statements.
All three were star witnesses at the
first trial, Connors especially, stating
that the three prisoners closely resem
bled the three who did the nob. It
was Connors' testimony at the first
trial that balked the attempt of the
defense to show that the shot fired by
West from the rear of the saloon might
have killed the King boy.
New York. May 10.Miss Fola La Follette,
daughter of Wisconsin's governor, has taken up
her dramatic scHboling with genuine earnest
ness She has become a member of the Proctor
Stock company, with which she will make her
Hodlida, Yemen Province, Turkish Arabia, May
^0.Tfie spoils csptarefl "tjy tlss retoeiritr Sonne
'including ttoty gtms. 20,000 rfflesand much am
munition. The garrison and the Turkish officers
been superseded by Marshal Ahmed Feui Pasha,
commander of *be TwrfekftL lro*p* tn Yemen, has
ttpsrced*d Marshal
Peal Ptttea,
& Uncle SamWell, fellows-, I guess it's on you again.
Prima Donna's? ^laim Against
Philharmonic'JClub Denied
by Judge^Brooks.
Who Sued Philharmonic Club for aa Al
leged Breach of Contract.
::c'TVfT. *.v.y.yv%%%
Lillian Blauvelt Pendleton, the fa
mous diva, cannot collect damages from
the Philharmonic club of this city for
the alleged violation of a contract
claimed to have been made between the
singer and the club over a year ago.
Judge F. C. Brooks holds, in a decision
filed last night, that there was no legal
contract between the parties.
The soprano brought suit some
months ago to collect $500 from the
local club. She claimed that she made
a contract to appear at one of the
club's recitals, and that the club broke
that contract. The defendant alleged
that preliminary negotiations for her
appearance had been entered into, but
that they did not amount to a contract.
The case was tried before Judge Brooks
last term. There was no dispute as to
facts and the court now holds that
these facts did not constitute a legal
Three Companies Set Aside Terms
of North Atlantic Confer
ence Agreement.
Special to The Journal.
Liverpool, May 10. What looks
like the first step in a transatlantic
passenger rate war was the official an
nouncement issued today by the Inter
national Mercantil company that the
White Star, Dominion^ and American
lines had given notice* of their with
drawal from the north Atlantic con
ferance agreement for first and. second
Steamship men think a rate war in
volving first, second and third-class pas
senger traffic is impending and^ that it
will be a fight to the finish. .^V^-V
St. Louis, May 10.Controller Player in
timates to the wayjS and means commit
tee of the house of delegates that it is
the intention of the management of the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition company
to make no attempt to restor* Potest
park, it fs understood that tl^*rafca*iy
found the Dark cotiW^ot fee a*tfaH&40**
Czar's Ambassador to Washington
Goes to MadridRosen.
Takes His Place.
New York Sun Special Servioe.
Washington, May 10.Count Cas
sini, Russian ambassador to the United
States, has been recalled by his gov
ernment. He will leave in June, and
after an audience in St. Petersburg, he
will be sent to Madrid. His stay in
Spain will not be permanent, but will
be followed by a transfer to another
European post, probably in Paris.
Count Cassini will be succeeded here
by Baron Rosen, until recently Russian
minister at Tokio.
Thus has culminated definitely the
career of Count Cassini as representa
tive of his government in Washington.
It will be news to the president and
officials of the administration and will
be received with keen regret. Some
months ago Secretary Hay addressed a
personal Tetter to the ambassador, ex
pressing his pleasure at his continued
stay in the united States.
Count Cassini's departure from Wash
ington only followed the exchange of
views between the ambassador and
Count Lamsdorff, minister for foreign
affairs, who directly represented the
emperor in this matter. The ambas
sador has been in Washington seven
yearsa much longer time than usu
ally is allowed Russian diplomats to
remain accredited to one country but
the emperor retained him here because
of his confidence in him and his ap
proval of the policy he has followed.
Minneapolis Lumberman, Before
Senate Committee, Also Hits
at Distance Tariff.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washingto'n' May 10.Thomas H.
Shevlin of Minneapolis appeared today
before the senate committee on inter
state commerce, speaking against giv
ing the government the rate-making
power. He thinks the railway traffic
managers are in better position to fix
rates thaW any federal commission and
says any government rate-making body
would be compelled to adopt a distance
tariff that would paralyze all sections
not close to the great terminal points.
Speaking as~a lumberman, he said he
should not object to a distance tariff,
fof it would remove the competition of
the Pacific coast and the south, but he
bases his position on higher groun'd
than that. Under the distance tariff,
he argues, the western grain growers
would be unable to market their crops,
and their properties would be destroyed.
And if these men could not ship their
grain they could not buy his lumber.
He thinks rates are now sufficiently
low aWd believes complaints come most
ly from those who have little or nothing
to ship, and do not understand present
conditions. A federal tribunal could
not act promptly enough, he says, to en
able shippers to avail themselves of
shifting market conditions.
Answering a question by Senator
Newlands, Mr. Shevlin said he had
never heard such complaints from lum
bermen as B. P. Bacon speaks about.
Mr. Shevlin declared the general ad
vance in lumber prices is due to the
general advance in' the price of commo
dities generally, and to the rapidly de
creasing supply of American lumber. He
said he had never had a rebate since
the passage of the Elkins law, and as
serted that if rebates had been given
any of his competitors, he would have
known about them. tillll
Anderson substitute. North DakotaKemnare.
Bow Amjft
Socialists Prepare to Use Dyna
mite if Troops Interrupt the
Day's Demonstrations.
Three Days' Strike Declared in
Connection with May Day
Stf. Petersburg, May 10.The social
democrats declare that their May Day
program includes demonstrations thru
out Russia on Sunday, and that they
are provided with bombs and dynamite
with which to fight the troops if the
latter interfere.
Their purpose is evidently to make
trouble, but everywhere precautionary
measures have been taken and the au
thorities are convinced that the disor
ders will be easily suppressed.
Cool-headed liberals are counseling
the workmen against useless bloodshed.
Strike Ordered at Eeval.
At a large meeting of workmen at
Reval today, attended by delegates from
St. Petersburg and a number of masked
men, it was decided to proclaim a three
days' strike in connection with Labor
Day, May 14. It was further deter
mined to serve fresh demands upon em
plovers coupled with the intimation that
if they were not complied with inside
of twelve hours, the destruction of the
factories by fire would follow.
The meeting separated, after singing
a song ending with the refrain:
"Not from the emperor, but from
our own strength, comes succor to us."
The song was sung to the music of
Martin Luther's well-known hymn:
"Ein Feste Burg 1st Unser Gott."
At Kieff a general strike and exten
sive demonstrations are expected on the
May Day.
Constitution Demanded.
The congress of Velernians, in ses
sion in Moscow today, adhere to the
program of the liberal professions for a
constitutional regime. In addition the
delegates adopted a resolution in favor
of ending the war and providing for the
free education of the youth of Russia.
Threatened to Burn Priest.
While peasants today were burning
I the residence of Count Bobrinsk at
Tula, central Russia, they seized a
riest, who tried to persuade them to
him extinguish the fire, and were
with difficulty prevented from throw
ing him into the flames.
Thirteen Massacred at Melitop in
Southern Russia.
St. Petersburg, May 10.thirteen
Jews have been reported killed at
Melitop, southern Eussia, where a state
of siege has been proclaimed. A state
of siege also prevails in Grodno and
Vilna, on the Polish frontier, and will
be extended to other territory.
The agrarian disorders here are be
coming more serious. Two squadrons
of dragoons have been dispatched to
this town.
No further details have reached here
from Zhitomir, the scene of the recent
attacks of orthodox Christians on Jews.
It is asserted that a fortnight before
the disorders began, proclamations
were spread calling on tne Christians
to beat the Jews. When these procla
mations were shown to the mayor of
Zhitomir, the latter declared them to
be stupid, and said there was no occa
sion for alarm.
Cossacks Inflame People.
The town council at Byelostock has
entered a complaint of brutality against
the Cossacks here, declaring that their
ill-treatment of the populace is arous
ing a spirit of revenge and increasing
the danger of the situation. The muni
cipal authorities also complain that the
chief of police will allow the publica
tion of accounts of disorders only when
Jews are the aggressors.
The Slovo prints a rumor of the dis
covery of enormous defalcations in the
commissary department of the army.
Maxim Gorky has received permis
sion to live anywhere in Russia except
in St. Petersburg, and it is said that
he already has leased a country place
near the capital.
Kalaeff's Lawyer Arrested.
M. Berenstaum of counsel for Ivan
Kalaeff, the assassin of Grand Duke
Sergius, who arrived here recently in
an effort to appeal the case, was ar
rested today and th^ police searched
the papers of M. Roditcheff, a member
of tne executive committee of the Bar
association, who is associated with M.
President Makes Emphatic State
ment, and Says No Strings
Are Attached.
Hundreds of Policemen and De- dj
tectives Guard Roosevelt,
Fearing Violence. ~Jj
Labor Unionists Hesitate to Pre
sent Their Statement of
the Strike.
Secret Commands for Peace.
Strike leaders declared that no or
ders had been issued to the strikers to
refrain from violence today, beyond in
structions previously given out during
the strike, but it "was current gossip
that secret commands had been passed'
along the line, ordering all teamsters to
remain absolutely quiet and not to at
tempt the slightest interference with
the teams of the Employers' Teaming
As soon as the president's special
train stopped, the reception committee^
entered the president's car. Almost im
mediately the president and his party
emerged and marched up the almost'
empty platform, followed by secrete
service men and city detectives. Every-:
one else had been ordered off. The*j
party hurried out the Kinzie_ street en-^
trance of the station between lines of
policemen under the personal command
of Chief of Police (VNeill. i
Omaha, May 10.The Bee quotes
Preside'nt Roosevelt as making the em
phatic statement that he will not be a
candidate for president. It says:
You are authorized to state that I i route. Many of the buildings were deeo-
will not be again a candidate for the I rated with flags while other flags were
office of president of the United States, waved by the workers within. The
JThere are no strings on this statement
I mean it.
I made my speech at Denver for the
purpose of convincing the people of my
earnestness in regard to the matter of
railroad legislation. I will not be satis
fled with any compromise that does not
bring relief to the people from the con
ditions that now exist in regard to
transportation- affairs in the country.
No compromise bill from congress will
be accepted."
___________ fvv-
Ished, another attempt to burn the stables
.-ft** frustrated early yesterday, when a.
iJzttS^t fire .was discovered in a stalk J^Jxtt&t
patrol 1** betp, eat&*>Hsh*d
Streets Lined with Police.
The streets thru which the presi
dent's carriage drove were lined with^U
police and men in uniform and- plaint
clothes mingled with the crowd every
where. There were 450 policemen along^
the drive from the North-Western sta-Jo
tion to the Auditorium and an equal
number in the parade from the hotel
to the Hamilton club. In addition to!
these, more than fifty detectives fol-f
lowed the president's carriage and*
watched the crowd closely. f^
Chief of Police O'Neill preceded thof j?
rocession a carriage and saw that J.
streets were clear. In advanco|
of the carriages were fifty mounted po-j%1
lice, the pick of the department. \p$
Behind the president's carriage rodoj^,
eight detective sergeants in two carj|^
riages. They were the president's per-t$*
sonal bodyguard, chosen by Chiefcf^
D'Neill. They wore silk hats and frocket
coats. -i
Boute Had Been Secret.
Altho the route had been kept secret,
and the streets cleared for a block'
from the station, the police cordon lin
ing certain streets gave the crowd'
sufficient clue. The sidewalks wei*v
packed solidly with people, mostly
working men.
The route was thru the wholesale
district, except for the last few blockt.
and it was not till Jackson boulevard''
was reached that anything but work
ing people's faces were seen. The cav
alcade kept at a brisk trot all the way.
the crowds being afforded but a brief
glimpse of the president. -y,x
Halted by a Bridge.
There was one exception. This
at Kinzie and Rush streets, while ,a
large lumber barge was passing thru
the bridge over the Chicago river. Hera
the presidential party was halted till
the vessel had passed.
There was no demonstration of any"1
I kind,T bu.t good will along the entire
St. Louis, May 10.It was learned to
day that following the flte at the Fair
Grounds association racing stables last
ncorstaffr wjwa-efa^wetowawywfta qwiX -av*on e^unty aft
route taken to the hotel was almost tne
only one by which the president eouldy*.
have reached there without passing un*%'
der the elevated .railroads. This wag"
avoided by the police arrangement*,
which were carried out admirably. 1||
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., May 10.In the supreme
court today opinions were handed down
In the following cases:
By CorsonBishop & Babcock oempaay,
appellant, vs. A. Schleunlng et al Pen-*^
nington county motion to file bill of ex* i
ceptions denied. H. J. Cooke vs. Alex Me*!
HanoyJohh A. Collins v. Gladiator
Mining ft Milling ocfcapaay, appelant*
CUater countari ntafcku^ ta diagei** OJHKUA*
Chicago, May 10.The labor
leaders prepared a petition to Pres
ident Roosevelt, protesting against
the calling out of the United
States troops, and stating that all
the unions asked for is arbitration
as provided in their contracts.
The employers gave it out that
they did not think it advisable to
present their side of the contro
versy to the president. This fact
changed the plans of the officers
of the unions, and they decided to
present the petition if they got a
chance, but not to ask the presi
dent to try to effect a settlement of
the strike.
Owing to the presence of the
president in the city fewer wagons
were on the street today making de
liveries. Many of the policemen^
had been withdrawn from strike
duty, but their nl&ces were taken
by deputy sheriffs, of whom 2,000
have been sworn in. There was
comparatively little interference
with deliveries by strikers and
their sympathizers, tho there were
several small disturbances. No one
was killed, but several persons were 1
Chicago. May 10.President Roose
velt's tram arrived at the North-West
ern station a few minutes after noon
and was met by Graeme Stewart^ and
the reeeption committee. The president
and party immediately started for thet
Auditorium Annex.
Promises of peace and order for to-s
day, the president's day, were made by
both sides in the teamsters' strike. The
Employers' Teaming company decided^..t
to reduce itaj eaming and delivery op-* 7
eration* for tHe day. The teamsters'^
joint council has voted against a gen
eral strike, and determined that no fur-v
ther sympathetic movements should be-t^
made, except in case of teamsters or-,
dered to make deliveries to boycotted
houses, in which event individuals
should walk out.
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