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Trial of George E Green and
W. D. Doremus.
Withering Cross-Examination of Gov
ernment Witness.
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 ?<.
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
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,
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.'
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
? 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.
Closing of Short-Lived and Profitless
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. '
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
(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.
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
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
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
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
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
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. ? _
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 '
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
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.
Terrific Wind Struck Schenectady,
Hew York.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Victims Torn to Pieces By Pre
mature Explosion
Fir* Otkar Workmen Serioutlj
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.
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
"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
The Result of Conference Held in
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
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.
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.

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