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Trial of George E Green and
W. D. Doremus. ALMOST SENSATIONAL TURN Withering Cross-Examination of Gov ernment Witness. TO BE RESUMED TOMORROW Documentary Evidence in Support of Chock Transaction*?Hearing In Progress Vine Days. The legal fight which began two weeks ago before Justice Gould In Criminal Court No. 1. when former Start* Senator George K. Green of Binghamton, N. T.. and Wll lard D. Doremua of this city were placed on trial under charges of bribery and conspir acy growing out of the postal Investigation, has developed Into a battle royal between opposing counsel and gives promise of be ing more vigorously contested as It pro gresses Beginning with rather monotonous proceedings. In which a mass of document ary evidence was read to the Jury, the cane has grown In Interest and tuts taken an al most sensational turn in the pant few days. The suspension until Monday leaves in a state of Incompleteness what will probably prove to be one of the most eventful stages of the trial. The lnfuirion of Interest and the conse quent sharpening of the contest was noted when the government Introduced as Its thir teenth witness Herbert J. Trueadell, for merly a business associate of th< defend ants Stating on the witness stand that he had nothing to conceal, he unfolded a startling story. In which he named Gorge W. Beavers, George E. Green and himself as the principal actors. The statements of the wltnee* In his direct examination were of a sweeping character. Withering Crosa-Examination. When the government turned him over to the defense he was put through a cross Ore which was withering. His testimony was assailed at many points in the effort to overthrow Ms credibility. Attorney John B. 8tanchneld. of counsel for Green, and At torney John M. Thurston, counsel for Dore mus. took turns In a moat rigid cross-ex amination of the witness, it probably re mains for him tomorrow morning to meet, if anything, a more searching examination at the hands of Attorney A. S. Worthlngton. or counsel for Green. Already counsel for the defense have drawn from the witness the admission that he was promised Immunity by the govern ment If he would testify In the post office cases. He also confessed that he entertain ed feelings of bitter hostility toward Green, with whom he said he was formerly on ttie most cordial terms. Furthermore, he stated that he had acted on his own responsibility In making alleged payments to George ?<. Beavers. It Is at this point that adjournment was taken. Counsel for the defense will proba bly flnisrh with Mr. Truesdell tomorrow, when the government will present witnesses from New Tork and Introduce documentary evloence In support of the check transac tions alleged In the Indictment. How long that will take Is not definitely known, but at Its conclusion the government's case In chief will have been closed. Direct testi mony In behalf of the defense will then be presented. Interesting Eventuality. An Interesting eventuality connected with that stage of the proceedings Is that the defendants may be placed on the stand. As far as Mr. Green la concerned a satement made by his counsel at his forr?-r trial has been taken to Indicate that rould testify In his own behalf In tht? w. It was remarked by Mr. Stanchfleld ir, ??i Mess ing the Jury In the former trial that ue did not consider that the government had made such a presentation as to lay upon the de fendant the necessity of adopting measures other than those which had been taken In proving the excellent reputation of Mr. Green. Referring to a possible trial of Mr. Green under other charges, counsel said It would then be "the prouo privilege" of the defendant to explain his relation to the al leged fraudulent transactions set forth in the Indictments. The trial has already been In progress nine days?only a day less than the entire time covered in the former case. At the outset It was estimated that less time would be required for the presentation of the government's evidence in chief, but be fore many days had passed it became ap parent that the proceedings would bo drawn out to greater length than was originally expected. The progress was. however, ex pedited to a considerable extent by the order of Justice Gould, excluding a mass of documentary evidence offered by the government to prove the duties of George W Beavers, which were admitted by the defense It Is understood that evening ses sions of the court will be held this week in order to hasten the proceedings. Five Indictments Originally. Originally there were five Indictments against Green, charging fraud In connec tion with the Post Office Deportment irreg ularities. Two of these?one alleging con spiracy to commit an offense and the other conspiracy to defraud the United States were disposed of at a former trial, when Mr Green was acquitted. He is now being tried under two consolidated Indictments, one of which charges conspiracy to defraud the government and the other bribery to corrupt a United States official. The charge contained in the remaining Indict ment is that of conspiracy. Under this the defendant, even In the event of a second acquittal, may be compelled to stand an other trial. This fifth Indictment was filed In court September 17. 1903. It Is In part similar to the other Indictments In that It sets forth that Oeorjfe W. Beavers was at the head of the division of salaries and allow ances, Tost Office Department, from July 1. 1W>1. until March 24, 1WJ8. and In such position was an officer of the government ? -barged with special trust. In that period, the indictment avers, Green was president and agent of the International Time Re cording Company of New York. Unlawful and Corrupt Agreement. The first count of the Indictment charges that December 11. 1W0. Beavers and Green entered Into an unlawful and corrupt agreement whereby Green, as president of the company, undertook, the Indictment as serts. to promise on behalf of the corpo ration to pay to beavers from time to time for his own personal use and benefit 10 per cent of all money paid to the corporation for recording devices purchased by the Post Office Department. It Is further charged that Green at the same time ten dered his personal check In the sum of JS-JS to Beavers with Intent to Influence his official action In pending negotiations for the purchase of the time-recording ma chines. This city Is given as the place of the alleged agreement. The second count charges that Green gave his personal check for $331 to Beavers In this city for the same purpose January 13. 1008. There are two other counts, one alleging that Green gave Beavers a check for J41H30 here April 26, 1902, and the other charging that Green gave Beavers a check for 1842.88 In this city October 2, 11)02. The defendant was arraigned under this Indictment January 12 last, and plaas In abatement were flled. The demurrer of the government was sustained January 20. fS50,000 Eire at Chihuahua, Mexico. *11- PASO. Texas, June 9.?The Mexican Central freight house and offices at Chihua hua. Mexico, together with fifty cars of merchandise, were destroyed by fire today. Low. *290.000. P ARIA, Juno 0.?Gen. Dal stein has been appointed to succeed the late Gen. Dtsslrler as military governor of Paris. Collapse of B. and 0. Round house at Trinidad.' TWO MEN SERIOUSLY HURT Building and Several Locomotives Considerably Damaged. LOSS BETWEEN $2,000 ABB $9,000 The Injured Ken Conveyed to Cas ualty Hospital?Several Harrow Escapee Voted. Following a terrific clap of thunder, the wind which struck Washington yesterday afternoon caught the end of the roundhouse tff the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at Trini dad and shattered It like a house of cards, and a far greater portion of the roundhouse collapsed. Two railroad employee?diaries Gannon, an engineer, of Baltimore, and Oro rado Malattl. an engine cleaner, of Wash ington?were caught In the collapse and severely Injured. Both men were taken to the Casualty Hospital for treatment, and at a late hour last night It was stated that both will recover. About fifteen men were working In the roundhouse at the time of the collapse, and It is regarded as surprising that more of them were not Injured or killed. They es caped the falling: debris by various means, most of them running out Into the storm to get out from under the falling building. Had the accident occurred an hour earlier fifty men would probably have been In and around the structure. The accident came so suddenly that Gan non, who was sitting outside, leaning against the building, was unable to arise quick enough to escape the falling wall. Rain began to fall in large volume at the roundhouse about 8:40 o'clock, and the wind followed quickly. In a brief space of time after that those nearby sarw the cupola, which runs along the middle of the top of the round house, rise In the air. Then there was a wash, and the noise lasted fully a minute, one report following an other. The slate of the roof was flying In all directions, and dirt, dust, rain and splint ers filled the air. so that even those who witnessed the collapse were unable to see Just what happened. Greater Part in Suing. When the air became clear again a greater part of the roundhouse was found to be in ruins. A section of the rear portion, about 126 feet long, and the roof covering that part of the roundhouse was a tangled mass of iron and wood. What seems to have saved the remainder of the house was that there were some locomotives In It. They supported the roof as It collapsed and thus prevented the falling part from tearing the remainder from Its supports. The many workmen In the vicinity looked on for only a moment. Then they realized that underneath that mass of Iron and wood might be several of their companions, and under the direction of Mr. J. P. Bow den, general foreman of the roundhouse, a rescue party started to work. Burled be neath the mass Charles Gannon, a pas senger engineer, was found. He was un conscious and seemed to be near his end Soon afterward Malattl was found where he had been imprisoned inside the struc ture, and he also seemed to be near death. A locomotive was pressed Into service and the injured men were at once hurried Into the passenger station at New Jersey ave nue and C street. A telephone message to the Casualty Hospital called the ambu lance. and the men were conveyed In that to the hospital. Dr. Hayes dressed the wounds, finding that Malattl was the most seriously Injured. He had a fracture of the shoulder blade and was suffering from numerous other bruises about the head and body. _ The Ruling Passion. Engineer Gannon was unconscious, but was able to talk. He kept repeating to the nurse: "How many of the passengers were killed?" evidently Imagining that he had been In a wreck of his passenger train. His flrst thought was for the passengers which he believed were behind him. Later in the evening he regained full conscious ness ? After the two injured men had been sent to the hospital from the scene of the acci dent the rescue party continued their search, expecting to find others in the wreckage. Meanwhile, the police of the ninth precinct had been notified and the reserves under Ldeut. Daley responded and assisted in the search. A fire aJarm was als. sent in, and the firemen were soon at tho scene. A thorough search of the col lapsed structure, which lasted until dark ness came on, failed to reveal any other injured persons. The force of the railroad employes there was all accounted for Un fnr'.hTl yamp", sou?ht the round house whot? ?m "t0rm at that tlme and whose bodies could not be found It was conceded there were no others to be res There were several narrow escapes how ever George Fogg, a mechanic, who was working on one of the engines caught in the collapse, crawled with haste into the unflred boll?r of the enfcin** +u avoided injury. When he was dragged out he_ remarked to his rescurers: time *** Sa>lne my Payers all right, that Another workman, with equal presence of mind, Jumped into an ash pit under one of Then? ?SiJlnd "awled out afterward. iL McDonough and another workman made their escape through a window Just escaping the falling roof. The othe^ em ployes who were in the shed at the time house the unclosed Blde ot ll>e round Estimated Damage. Mr. Hale, engineer of maintenance of way, who Investigated the accident last night, stated that the damage to the build ing and locomotives would amount to be tween $3,000 and $5,000. Five engines were in the roundhouse at the time, but three of them escaped practically uninjured The other two were damaged on top by the fall ins: roof. After Hngineer Gannon recovered con sciousness he stated that he lived at 1S0W South Charles street, Baltimore. in de scribing the accident he said: "I had Just come in from a run from Bal timore and was eating my supper, leaning against the roundhouse, when the rain came up. Then I heard a crash behind me I knew what It was, and jumped, but was too late. I was caught before I could get i away." I His two sons came over from Baltimore and Joined him last evening. It Is expected that an entirely new round house will bo built on the site of the old one. The building that collapsed was built about twenty years ago. It had jsteel and wooden girders and the sides were con structed of corrugated Iron. The roof was covered with slate. AMERICAN PLAYS IN LONDON. Closing of Short-Lived and Profitless Season. LONDON, June 9.?The closing of a short ly ed season and the "Lion and the Mouse" at the Duke of York's Theater Friday night and the announcement that "Shore acres" will be withdrawn from the Walford June la, draws attention to the fact that American plays for some time have been unsuccessful in l*>ndon. Among these were William Gillette's ?Clartee," the plot or wilch was laid In the southern states and which was not understood on account of the dialect and lack of knowledge ot the char acters portrayed. "A Glided Pool." which Nat C. Goodwin the am tUns- as well as his ?/ An American Cltisen," which, i.? * success some time ago, Adled on Its revival. and l,b* Mouse" '*> most in- i stances was warmly praised by (fee critics I and Its success predicted. Two reasons were advanced for Its (allure, the first that Londoners war* not able to gauge Bower, the American millionaire, or to understand the trust question, and the second that the names of the American actors, though their work was highly complimented, did not ap peal to Londoners, who prefer to ptn their allegiance to old favorites, and tfce fact that the public often follows actor* and not playwrights -arid plays. This, however, was not the ease with "Shoreacr**," which was acted by an Kng llsh company heated by Cyril Maude ami Winifred Binary, who have a fell owing. The scene of this play was transferred from Look Island to Cornwall. a ad though a new adaptation, playgoers here failed to under stand the theme or the dialogue, which re tained some of Ke American flavor. ' St" - VIBE ON BRITISH STEAMER. 900 Bales of Cotton Destroyed and Others Damaged. SAVAJs'NAH. <3June a?Fire on the British steamer Langdale tonight destroyed 100 bales of cotton and damaged others. The vessel lay at the wharves of the Atlantic Coast Line laden with 5,000 bales of cotton and with roein and spirits of turpentine. The Ore wee discovered in the cotton and quite near the naval stores. Hard weffc on the part of the firemen and the crew pre vented the spread of the Hires* from the cotton t* the more Inflammable cargo. The Laiurdale was to sail tomorrow for Bremen, hut the fire will neceeeltate post ponement of her sailing. UTEVUl GUTTER 8XRVICX. Orders Issued If a king Changes in As signments of Officers. The following orders to offloers In the revenue cutter service have been Issued from the revenue cutter service bureau of the Treasury Department: Third Lieut. R. C. Weightman, detached from the Manning and ordered to the Mc Culloch to report not later than the 20th instant. Captain D. P. Foley, ordered to report at the department on official business. First Lieut. B. H. Camden, granted ten days' sick leave. Capt, H. B. We3t, granted ten days' leave of absence to commence June 0. Second Lieut. J. L. Maber, detached from the MoCulloch on relief and ordered to the Tuecarora for temporary duty. Cadet A. H. Scally, ordered to the Apache for temporary duty. Second Lieut. B. L. Brockway, leave of absence extended twenty days. Cadet J. Raoul Besse, appointed a cadeit and ordered to the Chase. Chief Engineer H. F. Schoereborn, sick leave extended thirty days. Capt. VVorth G. Ross, ordered to proceed to Tompkins Cove, N. Y., on official busi ness. Capt. D. P. Foley, ordered to accompany Capt. Worth G. Ross to Tompkins Cove. N. Y.. on official business. First Assistant Engineer C. S. Root, or dered to proceed to the works of the Car negie Steel Company of Pittsburg. Pa., on Inspection duty In connection with No. 15, R. C. 8. First Lieut. Charles Satterlee, granted thirty-five dass' leave of absence to com mence upon arrival "of Seminole at Balti more. Second Lieut. F. B. Harwood, granted twelve days' leave of absence to commence June 19. Captain John Dennett, ordered to report to the chairman of medical board of officers of the public health and marine hospital service, Chicago, 111., for medical survey. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. TOKIO, June 9?A reception given by ? American Ambassador Luka Wright tWs 1 evening was one of the most brilliant social functions ever seen here. Nearly 300 per sons were present. Including cabinet min isters, members erf the diplomatic corps, several generals and admirals and many court and civil officials. YOKOHAMA, June 9.?Sir Ernest Mason Satow, British minister to China, and Huntington Wilson, secretary of the Amer ican legation at Toklo, have sailed for the United States on the Siberia. They were given a great send-off by the Japanese. LEMARS, Iowa, June 9.?Bbenezer Davis, colored, an employe of a small circus, con fessed today that it was he who had as saulted Miss Josephine Wlllmes last Thurs day night. Another negro narrowly es caped lynching for the crime. Davis whs identified by Misa Wlllmes today. He is in jail. DILLONVALE. Ohio, June 0. ? By this evening all troops that have arrived here since last Monday to protect the property of the United States Coal Company will have left, thus complying with orders Is sued from Columbus last night. The coal company is again arming the guards who are alleged to have caused Sunday night's trouble. DETROIT. Mich., June 9.?A spec'al to the News from St. Joseph, Mich., says that the body of a man recovered from the canal at Benton Harbor yesterday has been iden tified as Henry V. Kuhlman. a wealthy Chlcagoan, who had a summer home at Glen Lord, near this city. He had been missing for several days, and the coroner's jury found that he had thrown himself into the canal while despondent over illness. TOPEKA. Kan., June 9.?Thomas Emmett Dewey, reporter of the Kansas supreme court, died suddenly of heart disease at his home here today, aged forty-six years. He was born at Victor, N. Y. 8T. PETERSBURG. June 9 ?The Novot cherkassk regiment, which is located at Okhta. near St. Petersburg, Is practically in a state of open mutiny.. It was under orders to proceed to the Baltic provinces, but the men refused to go. ST. PETERSBURG. June 9.?A private letter received here from Count Witte Is couched in a very pessimistic tone. He be lieves that the Russian government, in throwing away Its chance of appeasing par liament, rendered certain a conflict within a brief period. Count Witte left Russia May 29 for Brussels, whence he was to go to Germany. DUBOIS. Pa.. June 9.?By the explosion of a locomotive boiler on the Goodyear lumber road, at Medix run today. Fireman R. E. Singleton was killed. Engineer Her man Miller fatally Injured and Brakeman Frank Howard seriously hurt. The cause of the explosion is unknown. KISHINEFF, Russia. June O.-The Drough, Kroushevan's antl-Jewish paper, prints a telegram which It has addressed to the lower house of parliament, asking: "Will parliament also ask amnesty for those who will kill M. Vinaver, Prof. Hertz enstein. M. Ostrogorski and President Mou romtseff?" BERLIN. June 9.?Prince Henry of Prus sia will go to Trondhjem on the cruiser Prince Adalbert, which will be accompa nied by two torpedo boats, to represent Em peror William at the coronation of King Haakon, June 22. CAPE TOWN, June 9.?It is reported on good authority that a German force oper ating in the Karas mountains, German Southwest Africa, was recently surprised by rebels and two German officers and twelve men were killed. LOCAL III ORIGIN; SEVERE IN EFFECT (Continued arow ?rot Page.) tral at Key West. with high winds and tow barometer u far north aa Jupiter. Thatormmr tomli im? toroi which *U lUd_ Washington September 27. 11)80, ac cording to Uo rN?r* of the weather bu reau. cane up wMmIt tike that ef last e renin*. if did considerable damage here. Including the demolition of the steeple of one of the churchee and the breaking of the ?kyflghts In the conservatory of the bo tanical gardens, and causing other damage elsewhere in the city. Destruction of Ink. la tWIllM to the BMre aerie us 4Kast*r at the rati way rvtiad house at Trinidad, noted elsewhere, the atoria last evening played karoo with thlrtoea large trees oa ? street between lot and id northeast. Thejr wore torn up hy Mm roots, and ton of them fell across the street, while the ?Cher three were Upwa over against pceea toes 101. MP and Is ? street. Peroral win *>w* ?? presilsse 101 X street were hrofceo. The residents oa the north side of the ?treet wore unable to get oat of the frost doowof their houeee until ?upertetondont f* tb? Perk comiaelon, with a *w*ir the large limbs. SESs!?' i"? i-* were cut, aad consequently the swrsrs^vsa n~r?? delay of one hour on the City and Suburban Railway line In Blast Washington. lwe*uliihIT,h?v*** 7*** Wown *>*" and cufy a?? ,r?? other" <n Judi m*fZ.?."*?.. A tr?? also fell at 3d and H streets northwest. It was reported last night that great rtSSEJ1?.? ,?*Un? t0 tho tree,^ shrubbery In the parks. This was nartlcu s"^ttrUe 0t the reservaUon* east of loth SU^er of parties went down H?n ^7rl<lC 'e?te1_rd*y In eteam launches, sail boats and other craft, and the rela J ? ^nudu^nhtilt!h08e Who went on th? became very much alarmed last night. Some of them went to the ^"ont lookln* tor those who were de layed by the storm. It was reported that all had returned, and that no accident had befallen them. On the Klver. As soon as the storm broke Lieut. Sut ton of the harbor police and his crew put out into the river aboard the Vigilant to succor any unfortunate boatman or ca noeist who might have been caught in the rush of wind and rain. On the way up the Georgetown channel the Vigilant wfi1e? tU8: James ? Carter, and Capt. Will Payne of that vessel reported hav ing picked up two men whose skiff had been overturned. The men suffered no injury or inconvenience except through a wetting, and they were landed at one of the city wharves. Their names were not secured by the police. After hearing of that episode the Vigi lant continued upstream as far as the depth of the channel would permit, but found ho other small craft in distress nor were there reports of any further casualties. It was stated that the st*am rlrVr lr0,mi Marsha!l Hal! and other down rirar points came In on schedule time, bringing news of no accidents en route or among the pleasure seekers at the river resorts. Capitol Hill in the Path. The storm seemed to be especially se vere on Capitol Hill, and in the Capitol grounds caused heavy damage to the trees and shrubbery. In some Instances the centers of the tops of trees seemed to be twisted and torn out and Hung upon the ground rods away. The hundreds of squirrels that infest the grounds seemed to be terrorized by the disturbance, and not one could be coaxed from the holes in the trees or from the boxes provided for their nests after the storm had passed. Along many of the streets on Capitol Hill walking was made difficult by the branches and boughs that had been torn from trees lining the sidewalks, and In some eases the street cars were blocked until huge limbs could be lifted from the right of way. Two Houses Unroofed. The roof of the house of Joseph B. Snlf fen. 1501 G street southeast, was blown off and the rain caused considerable damage to the contents. After the roof had given way to the force of the wind the top of the brick wails and part of the front of the house fell and caused additional damage, but nobodv was injured. It is stated that the building is a comparatively new one. At the house of B. Flaherty. 1250 11th street southeast, the roof was blown off and the occupants were alarmed They feared that the taking off of the roof mitfir be followed by something more serious, but nothing else happened, with the ex ception of the water causing some damage. Horse and Wagon In Sewer. During the progress of the storm a team owned by William F. Brodt, the hatter in some manner fell into a big sewer excava tion at 4% and C streets southwest, and it was regarded as miraculous that the driver. Emit Brodt. and the horse were not killed. The young man was injured, but not se verely. The horse was also hurt and the wagon damaged. The horse and the vehicle were extricated with dffflculty. The horse was hardly recognizable, being covered en tirely with mud. Twenty-two menTfter an wf 2 ard work' ejected the rescue 2l"d?ws ?e*rcken ln the Masonic Tem ple. ?th and F streets, and a large smoke stack was blown off McDonnell's drug store, near that oorner, but no one was in jured. The switchman stationed at 9th and i streets said for the time being he thought a small earthquake was ln progress. Man From Country in Accident An accident occurred on B street near the Capitol, which almost caused serious injury to an elderly colored man from the country. He had disposed of his produce at one of the local markets and was on his way home when his frail wagon collided with an express wagon in charge of a col ored man. The accident was caused by the driver of the express wagon makinsr an t??.rt VLdr'?e around a 'alien tree that obstructed the street. When the front m=n Vjf wa*0"8 came together the man from the country was thrown from the seat and his legs were caught between the spokes of one of the wheels Fortunately for him the horse stopped In stead of running away. When the driver of the express wagon succeeded in releas ing his vehicle from the tangle he drove rapidly away, not stopping to see If he could be of any assistance. Passengers on a Washington Railway and Electric Company s car went to the aid of the visl 1 STAR RESORT BUREAU. The Summer Resort Supplement of the Sunday Star will appear next Sunday, June i 7. In order to insure proper classification advertisements should be received by Thursday, June 14. Be sure to have your ad. in on this date. For rates address Star Resort Bureau, Room 100, Star Building, j* J* tor to the city. He *>? soon able to re sume hl? homeward Journey. by F?lll]k| Timber. While working at the Ral?l(h Hotel dur ing the storm Leonard Seiden. colored, thirty-four rears of ace, Urine at 623 ?% ?tract southwest. was struck on the head by a piece at lumber that was blown from the bullllni. He was only slightly Injured. His hurt ?*? dressed by the lurpMs at the Emergency Hospital. A horse and buggy belonging to John Color, living at 431 4th street north wast, was on John Marshall place, near C street, at the time the heavy wind storm was In progress, and a tree faii la front of the anlmai. The horse be name frightened an-1 started to gat away from the tree in so great a hurry that ths buggy was almost demolished. Mr. Colsr mtlwtod hi* toss at about HOD. Nobody was hurt. Acroaa ths Baetern Branch. Considerable damage is reported to hare boon caused in the county southeast of the ?itr and ta ths vicinity of Ansmatta, Light ning struck a hows on Congress Heights aad the wind Mew ths front out of a bouse in Aaaoostia. An Ice wagon that wss the Pennsylvania avenue bridge wne nvsrtui aad. Ths house wfaaro ths saussd damage aad slsi !??< Dm to on Itk street. Congress It to occupied by John Brown. Ths chimney was and ths brioks foiling to the roof cnuasd uneasiness. No body was injured, and da mags onty to tbo extent of H was osussd. Ths front of tbo house of Mrs. Octavta Robey. 901 Harrtooo street, was blown out. Ths house is a ons-story frame structure and tho damage caussd by ths storm was sufficient to causa the flooding of the house and render It unfit for occupancy. Mrs. Robey was not Injured. Oeorge H. Luckett of Twining City was driving a team of horse* attached to tho Ice wagon. He was on his way to his home, but was unable to roach there in time to escape tho storm. As stated, his wagon was blown over and slightly dam aged. Ths driver escaped Injury. In the Anacoetla Section. In the Anaoootia section' the effects of ths storm were discernible ail along the streets and the river front. Row-boats and launches on the Eastern branch were dashed together at ttielr moorings and in jured. A crowd of twenty laborers, who had taken shelter In a temporary frame structure at the north end of the Anacostia bridge, suddenly found their place of refuge unroofed and were forced to leave the shod. About the same time an Ice wagon cross ing the bridge was unroofed. Three small boys were overtaken by the storm while driving across the bridge In a buggy. Their vehicle was dashed against the railing and two of the occupants leaped out and took refuge In a boat house. The third remained long enough to secure the stock of gro ceries In the conveyance, and then un hooked the horse and led It to a place of safety. When the storm wag over they were able to continue their journey The oldest tooy was about fourteen years old and displayed commendable presence of mind. Along Harrison street. In Anacostia. four fine poplar trees, each sixty feet high, went down -before the wind. A tree of the same sort on the premises of Dr. T. D. Mudd was also demolished, as was a grape arbor. Electric light and telephone wires were re ported down all over the suburbs near Ana costia. An electric wire fell on a fallen tree at the culvert near Nichols avenue, Hills dale, causing a miniature blaze. On Nichols avenue, near Morris road, sev eral poplar trees were blown down. An electric wire fell on Nichols avenue, Con gress Heights, as did one of the poles carrying wires. Almost all the tele P_r,iie wires In the locality were blown down. At Good Hope lightning frightened a horse attached to a buggy, the animal run ning away and colliding with a heavy farm wagon. Policeman Glilott caught the run away before further damage was done. A colored man reported that a large tree blew down on the asylum property, near Hillsdale, demolishing a wire fence and permitting a number of cattle to run at large. Numerous shade trees In and about Ana costia were denuded of their branches which littered the highways everywhere. The repair wagon of the street car line running to Congress Heights found It nec essary to visit the line and repair Its elec tric wires. Reports were received showing damage had been done the roads in the vicinity. Hall In Alexandria. The storm was particularly severe at Alexandria, where damage was "caused to property. Numbers of trees, telegraph and telephone poles were blown down, with the result that communication by wire was temporarily affected. Trees and poles in falling damaged buildings. The rainfall was the heaviest in many months. While the storm was in progress , many of the streets were submerged by ! rushing streams. The water setting west ward on King street became a torrent on the outskirts of the city, covering the tracks of the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon railroad and almost reaching the steps of the passing trains. In the early stage of the storm there was a remarkable heavy downpour of hall. The hail stones, which were unusually large, fell so copiously as to Inflict pain on peo ?. pie so unfortunate as to be out of doors at I the time. ? _ WILL ASK ASSISTANCE SAX FRANCISCO WISES PRESI DENT FOB SUGGESTIONS. SAN FRANCISCO, June 8.?A telegram was sent to President Roosevelt today, set ting forth the conditions existing in San Francisco and asking suggestions as to moans by which aid may be obtained from the national government through action by Congress. It is pointed out that the disas ter which has befallen the city is not pure ly local, as it Involves a great national port closely related to Interstate and foreign commerce, the regulation of which, as well as all measures affecting the general wel fare, Is entrusted by the Constitution to ' Congress. Therefore It Is asked that the precedent established In the cases of the Pacific rail roads, Cuba, national expositions and other instances be followed. It is suggested that Congress authorize for a loan to the Na tional Red Cross of $10,000,000 to aid In the re-establlshment of the homeless in houses before next winter; second, that the Secre tary of the Treasury be authorized to ac cept f12,000.000 of bonds, now unsold in the city treasury, as security for the deposit of national money with the banks; and, third, that such other measures be adopted as may be deemed appropriate. The President Is informed that a commit tee has been formed to confer with him and the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject, with a view to expediting action. The telegram Is signed by Gov. Pardee. Mayor Schmitz and William F. Herren, act ing chairman of ttie citizens' finance com mittee. Messages were also sent by Secretary Ru fus P. Jennings of the reconstruction com mittee to Secretary Shaw, Senator Perkins and Representative Hayes, calling their at tention and that of the entire California delegation to the matter and asking their earnest co-operation. Degree* for District Woman. Special Dispatch to The Star. WELLESLEY, Mass., June 9.?Among the successful candidates for the bachelor of arts degree at WeHeeley College are Miss Louise Catch, Washington, D. C., and Miss Susan M. Mar key, Frederick, Md. Both stand high an the honor list of a record breaking class of graduates from all parts of the country. They will receive ths de grees at-oMnmencoment. June XT. At New Haven. Conn., among those who. will receive the bachelor of laws degree from the Tale University Law School June 97 are Norman Wed. Baltimore, and Rob ert Ludlow Naas, Hebron, Va. ;? ' e1^! ? ?1? ipppM Heat DmtwUaoi at BOSTON, June 9.?Nine cases of heat prostrations were treated at the kern today. The m was only 98, but the Western Pennsylvania Swept by Heavy Gales. VICTIMS OF LIGHTNING Terrific Wind Struck Schenectady, Hew York. FXSHUfQ CXA7T OYKETUMTED Heavy VaU of Kail la Bom* Maces? Beyond Their lalUtap Wrecked. PITTSBURG. f*.. J one 9?Trom many points in weetern P?iiiutI?b1* tonight com* reports of (loath and damage by ?e voro thunder shower* and electric storm* such as has prevailed in this section for the oast week. At Monongahela this afternoon the storm was accompanied by a high wind thai up rooted trees and blew down many small building*. A number of residences were struck by lightning, the telephone service was put out of commission, and although the storm lasted but half an hour, several thousands of dollars ef damage w-s done. At Beaver Falls hailstones of Immense else fell, doing Inestimable damage to win dows. fruit trees and crops In general. At Kittanning, James Mitchell and his fif teen-year-old son. who were sitting on a porch, were struck and killed by lightning and the house set Are. The rest of the fam ily were stunned and neighbors came to the assistance of the family In time to re? cue the bodies from the flames, as well as the other members of the family, who were unable to help themselves. Death was also dealt by the storm at Punxautawney. where Clyde Bloee. eighteen, and Bert Weiss, twenty were struck anO killed by lightning, while standing In the doorway of a barn. Laird Bloae. a brother of Clyde was also struck. He is In a seri ous condition and is not expected to live. Here. too. many residences were etruc*. chimneys were toppled over. The trailer service was suspended by reason of the er fect of the lightning on the trolley wires and the telephone service was also Inter rupted. A score of barns and houses were struck by lightning within a few miles ot Punxsutawney. Three Lives Believed to Be Lost SCHENECTADY, N. T.. June 9.?Three lives are believed to have been lost as a result of a terrific wind and hall storm here this afternoon. Two men who were fishing in the Mohawk river when the storm broke have not been seen since. It is thought they were drowned. A child, who was lost during the storm, has not been found, and the police are confident that it was killed by a falling tree and the body burled un der the debris. Poole E. Dryer, a young man who was playing tennis when the storm broke, was caught under a falling tree and badly hurt. Two young men out on the Mohawk river In a canoe had a narrow escape from death. Their craft was overturned. They had great difficulty in reaching the shore. Three houses which were In process of construction were com pletely demolished. Hundreds of fruit trees were uprooted, and the damage will reach many thousand* of dollars. A bolt of lightning struck the new chem ical laboratory at Union College and start ed a fire, which, however, was extinguished by students before much damage was done. In the buildings of the west side of the Erie canal, where the wind had a clean sweep, scarcely a whole pane of glass was left. A funeral procession in the town of Rotterdam had Just started when the storm began. The horses were thrown Into wild confusion when the hall stones began to strike them, and all of them ran away. The team attached to the hearse was found in the woods an hour later, with the coffin wedged between the front wheels of the hearse. The remainder of the vehicle was broken Into pieces. The undertaker was badly hurt. Four Miles of Country Overflowed. STEUBENVIVLLE, Ohio. June 9.?In consequence of the heavy rain in the lower end of the county this afternoon Rush run. Deep run. Salt run and Shannon run over flowed over four miles of the country near the Ohio river. Much farm property was damaged, many farm buildings were swept away and some live stock was drowned. Many persons had narrow escapes from drowning, so quickly did the rush of water come. The Cleveland and Pittsburg railroad Is washed out three to six feet deep for three miles, and it will be several days before traffic can be resumed. The Wheeling and Lake Erie was also under water in many places. Much Damage at Marietta, Ohio. MARIETTA. Ohio. June A destructive storm passed over Marietta today, uproot ing trees, unroofing houses and wrecking small buildings. Peter Cook, flfty-four years old. employed as a hand sawyer at the National Table Manufacturing Com pany, was struck by a flying roof and fa tally injured. He was knocked fifteen feet and his skull was fractured. Several other persons were injured by shattered glass In the business district. Streets were flooded for hours. Hailstones did much damage throughout the county. ARRESTED FOB HOMICIDE. Civil War Veteran Killed Apartment House Janitor. NEW YORK. June 9.?Thomas E. Bul ger, sixty-flve years of age. a veteran of the civil war and a teacher at a local deaf and dumb a*ylum, today shot and In stantly killed Fran Hoffman, thirty-two years of age, the janitor of the apart ment house in West 162d street, where Bulger had apartments. Bulger was ar rested on the charge of homicide. He declare* he wa* attacked by the Janitor and shot in self-defense. Bulger fired three shots at Hoffman, all of which took effect. The police say two of the shots were fired through the panel of a door leading to an apartment in which the Janitor sought refuge after Bulger pulled the revolver from his pocket. The third shot. It I* alleged, was fired direct at Hoffman after Bulger had open ed the door. When the body of Hoffman was examined by the ambulance surgeon a "blackjack" was found firmly clutched in his hand. A dispute arose between the Janitor and tenant over the putting of a bolt on the scuttle door leading to the The tenant objected to the bolt, saying It was a violation of the flre regulations. An eyewitness to the tragedy denied that the Janitor struck Bulger, and said he drew hi* blackjack after he had received the first bullet from the tenant s pistol. Ocean Steamship Movements. NEW YORK. June 9..Arrived: Steamer* at Paul Southampton and Cherbourg, to Lto fflww and Moville. Steamer* Celtic. Liverpool and Queenstown. ^ alne, Havre: Tunison. Liverpool; Montfort, Bristol. Sailed: Steamers Pomeranian. Lon don and Havre: Dominion. jyj****?}; ROTTERDAM. June Sailed: Steamer Nordam. via Bologne. Q. dian. Boston. MOVILLE. June a?Sailed: Fernicia, LONDON. June a-Bailed: Steamer* Hl Montreal. New York. CHERBOURG. June ?.-Sailed: tor Liverpool (and June ?.-Salted ~ HM 11 MEN KILLED BY DYNAMITE Victims Torn to Pieces By Pre mature Explosion AT PUNT WEAR PEQUEA, PA, Fir* Otkar Workmen Serioutlj InjuW. EEPOET HEARD SO HILE8 AWA1 Bom* at Thoae Wounded Will Die? OklM of the Accident U Not Known. LANCASTER. Pa., June 9.-. Eleven men were blown to piccd and five others were seriously in jured by the explosion of a dynamite plant today near Pequea, along th? Susquehanna river. The dead are: Benjamin Oebhart. atc^d IS; Benjamin Rlneer. 2S: Oeorge Rlneer 20; Fred Rich. 21. married; Collins Parker. IS; Pharles Shlff, II; William Funk. 1*. J>ha Boatman. 17; an unknown man; two m-n, unknown, residents of York county. All except the last two lived In the im mediate vicinity of the dynamite plant The seriously Injured are Walter Brown, Martin Rlneer. Geo rue Gray, Charles <_'t i mer and Jaooh Shift The accident was one of the most hor rible In the history of I-ancaster county. The victims were literally torn to pieces, not enough remaining of a single body to make identification possible The causa of the explosion is not known, The two unknown residents of York coun tjr who were killed had Just started to drlvs from the place with a load of dynamite. They had scarcely gained a distance <>( fifty feet when the plant blew up ?1th n detonation that was plainly heard thirty miles away. Air Filled With Debris. A great cloud of smoke covered the sit e Of the factory, and when it hail cleared away there was not a vestige of the horses, wagon and men who had left the factory a moment before. The air was filled with debris. Fragments of human bodies and pieces of flesh and limbs were found hang ing to a tree nearly 104 yards from tlx) scene of the disaster. People living n*t?r Vhe factory rushed out of their homes and began the work of res cue, but there were few persona who haj no: been blown to pieces, and their re mains were put in soap boxes The Injured, some of whom will die, were taken to their homes. George and Benja min Rlneer, who were killed, were sons ol Martin Rlneer, injured. The plant con sisted of a dosen buildings. AH were blown to pieces except a remote structure. In which several girls were at work, but none of them were Injured The plant waa owned by J. R. McKce ol Pittsburg, and manufactured the explo sives for the use In the construction work of the Pennsylvania railroad in that sec tion. It was situated half way between Pequea and Martio Ford. GETS BACK AT GOMPERS REPRESENTATIVE LITTLEFIELD REPLIES TO ATTACK. Special Dispatch to Tbe Star. LjuwlSTON. Me., June 9.?Representa tive LJttlefleld of this city answers the at tacks upon him made this week by Samuel Gomperti in a statement to the press. 'The^attack upon me by Mr. Gomperj Is not a.surprise," be says. "It Is In pur suance of a threat that tie recently made before the Judiciary committee for the pur pose of coercing legislation which he was demanding. I am not alone In having till condemnation. Indeed, I have the best ol company, as he has also attacked the Pres ident. "I am ready to meet any criticism that Mr. Qompers may make. I do not bellev? he will be able to carry my constituents oil their feet by inflammatory appeals to pas sion and prejudice. I have had the mis fortune to actively support several meas ures of vital Interest to my constituents that have met with the bitter opposition ol Mr. Gompers, and with the President and Speaker Cannon I must do the best 1 can to get along under the ban of his dis pleasure." OHIO HIKERS TO RESUME. The Result of Conference Held in Columbus. CHARLESTON. W. Va., June 9.?Two thousand miners In Kanawha and Fayette counties, employed by the Sunday Creek Coal Company, who have been Idle slnc? April IB. will return to work Monday morning as a result of a conference held yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, between J, H. Winder, general manager of the com pany, and John Nugent, president of dis trict, No. 17, Vnited Mine Workers of America. At the confercnce Mr. Winder agreed to accept the Charleston agreement, which restored the same rate of wages as existed In 1903 and provided for an advance over 1906. At the time the agreement was reached with the other operators of the district In ^pril Winder refused to accept it, and left the conference. ATX USED BUT THE SQUEAL. , The Packing Companies Utilize the By-Products of the Meats. In the course of the beef hearing before the House committee on agriculture some testimony was brought out showing liow nothing Is allowed to go to waste, fiotn pig's tall to cow's udders. One witness was telling of tbe utilization of all of the Pig- , "We get everything from the pig but the squeal." he said. "ires, and you bet the beef trust would put that in the graphophone if It could," remarked a listener in an audible whisker that brought a laugh all around the room. A Kind Chaperon. Krom tbe Philadelphia Public Ledgrr Nell?"My chaperon was Just as nice as she could be. She told me while we were at the hall I must keep Jack Huggard at a distance." Belle?"But I thought you liked Jack. Nell?"So I do. She meant keep him at a distance from her." Train Baa Into an Open Switch. AUGUSTA. Ga.. June The early night passenger train from Atlanta to Augusta, an the Georgia railroad, ran into an ope* ?witch at Mesena, derailing the engine and three cars. A report from the general Pllese oC the road at midnight was that there were no deaths, and the only passen gers Injured were those In the negro coach, k telephone message to the Chronicle li that there were Ore seriously Injured.