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1 * - *-*.*- ? --r. ^ ' "' m *= ^ ? THE EVENING oTAR ' __ - ' WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION /^W Yfi h (> 4rlll>ttTtTiT S&TftlP w?r' a^iSSS^iSVS^. 11*/ / ^ \>V4 lil IM cloudy tomKht. Tomorrow, The Fronlnsr Star, with the f?nnday mnrnlnp ^1- I . f ^ | tk?: la delivered by carrier*, oo tb*ir own arronnt, S fell T 2 slowlv riMIlLT tCIllT^Crat UTt* wl:h!r. th?- ity at ,V> centf p / month: wltbont tb? ^i?^ ^ n ^ r ? 4 iuhj u.uua. ^ flond*y morning edition at 44 cents per month. '1 flv mall, postaee prepaid: ? ?? ? ? ?? " ZNo. 17,121. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1907-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. TWO CENTS. uiiilav Stir r?n? rear ll fift ? ?______ THOUSANDS AWAIT NOTICE TO STRIKE # Mew York Telegraphers May Go Out in Sympathy. FIRST VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO Strikebreakers Imported There SaiQ to Be Incompetent. OFFICES IN OTHER CITIES CLOSE Officials Say the Strike May Be Local, .nut J.t Does .Not look That Way Now. Tlu telegraphers' strike is spreading. Between 3.000 and 4.000 men are now ont in Chicago. The New York operators will hold a mass " meeting tomorrow to consider joining them. Many officcs in different cities have closed, and in some . others the managers are working the wires to keep business from absolutely stagnating. There has been one outbreak of violence in Chicago. The strike breakers imported there arc said to be incompetent, but the operators declare lhat it they were not it would not matter, as the union men in different cities would refuse to work *i-i? K fU.. I I 11 I IIVIII. f CHICAGO. August 10.?First violence in the telegraphers' strike in Chicago occurred rarlj this morning when a clerk In the m;.in office of ttie Festal Telegraph Company was assaulted and knocked down as he was on his way home from work. He was going north on the west side of Clark Btrn t wlcn two men. who hi ilwlarnl fcnfl been following liim. ramt out of an alley an<l attached him. Hp was struck on the back of the head and krocked down. When he got up ?he men were running west in i the alley. .. The clerk who refused to give his name, overtook Policeman O'Jfare and reported the assault to him und hIso telephoned a warning to the employes who were still at their posts In the Postal office. O'Hare ac# companicd the man to the Postal building uml mailf a fruitless starch for his assailants. The breach between the commercial telegraphers out on strike and the telegraph Companies widened 111J a finish fight wns promised today when the Western Union Telegraph Company imported Its tlrst load of strikebreakers to man the s.lent keys. There were thlity of them, picked up In New York. They arrived this morning on the Twentieth Century Liinite<l train of the Lake Shore railroad. ? Chicago Tie-Up Complete. TliP nrrftn gf-mpntc fnr tho hAt.ciin?? " feeding of lhe men has been kept a s* cret, but It is believed that they will be kept on the plant of the company to prevent the possibility of their meeting with any violence at the hands of strike sympathizers. The union men In the streets when the strikebreakers arrived said they would feel no alarm, that the operators were not good ones. and that even If they were Importing them into Chicago they could not do _ the companies much good Alien the mull are striking elsewhere over the country. Imlud:ng the strike of last night the tieup In thia city, tiie men claim, is now oomjilete. There remain, according to their tatements. comparatively few commercial telegraphers at work, and tiiese are largely men wiiO work th> leased wins of the Kr., kers and nim-r?. Final determination on the question of railing out these men and leaving i'hicagi- wireless v\ill take place at a mass meeting scheduled f<?r tomorrow. Meetings of the strikers were planned to take place ?.ll through today in the open board ??f trade building At these gatherings p' ans f??r the conduct of the strike were laid, and demands on the companies for th? settlement of the trouble were formulated. All of the measures adopted at the imet ngs will be drawn up by the executive board of the local union t?ini?ri.t presented at tomorrow b mass meeting for ratifteation. Ticker Limps Slightly. General Manager T P. Cook of the Wi stern I'nion Company said today that the company will refuse absolutely to treat with the striken1. "They ar<- no longer our employes," he mil. "we do not know them." All of the operators in the brokers' of<1iea were ?<t work as usual today. Nmm of t! operators on the hoard of trade were In their plai t s however, and the p^ar-e vs - u> .m v ,ir a> i:,t* recoipi < i le.egrams was run t-Mud It 1^ f?en?*ra'ly considered a?* s. f-ria::. t. at tin- telegraphers in brokers* ? ffi< <>s w . : not report for work on Monda > . 0 The :lcfc.-r service of the Western Union inu op< rat ng today in a lame sort of fashion. and was in slightly better shape than yesterday. The amount of news transmitted. however, was comparatively nothing ' New York Is Anxious. NEW YORK, August lo ? A utrike of the S.imi telegraph operators In New York in , vympathy with the Chicago strike is to be considered at a meeting called for tomorrow President Ahearn of tt.e local union said early today: "It is likely that New York will be involved in the strike. The union has done all In it* power to prevent a strike, but the company has not acted fairly. 1 think the strike will become general throughout f the country.*' officials ?>f the Western Union and Postal Telegraph Companies, who yesterday ex initi i riH siriKe 1T1 ( nit'iiK" wou d i?ruvf to l>e lwsil in its nature, tuiiii today that the situation was such that j?r? i ; .! at ions were being made to handle tii? L?; in ess in ease the men walked out. Minor officials and clerks of both companies. who have not worked at the keys for years, will be called upon to man the wires wiiilc non-union men who remain at work will be given opportunities of working double time. When a strike was threat9 ened several weeks ago the Western Union purc hased scores of cots to take care of Pie strike breaKern in u>e ma:n om-r- of . wth>- company If necessary The company otrs believe that they will efl>ctua.ly break (Continued on Second l'age > STHENUOUSWEEK EBDS Labor Conditions in the District Undergo No Change. NO COMPROMISE IN SIGHT Unicn Mechanics Ordered Off All the Buildings Under Ban. EMPLOYERS REMAIN OBDURATE Secretary De Nedry Replies to Mr. William F. Downey?Electricians Join the Strikers. A most strenuous week in the buildinp trades came to an end at noon today with t hp tu'n cidpc nf Via ntrltr^ pnntmvprsv i'-nn fronting each other and no compromise In aight. "We are merely carrying on emergency work today," ,?ald an officer of the Employers' Association, "but beginning bright and early Monday morning we shall take prompt steps for a resumption of activity on all the buildings being erected by members of our organization on which strikes have been ordered by the unions." "The building trades are tightening their ; lines today and ordering mechanics off all ' the buildings that are under the ban of j organized labor,'' explained a labor leader. i "Hy Monday we expact that the strike will be in full swing throughout the District." These expressions by representative men on both sides of the contest give the situa. tlon as it is presented today. Kmployers and employes seem determined not to yield a peg, and the present outlook is for a long and stubborn fight for and against the open shop i"n the District of Columbia. Whether the miscellaneous trades affiliated with tlve Central Labor Union will be drawn into the vortex is as yet problematical. bur s?veral of the workingmen today expressed themselves as favoring a general sympathetic strike for the purpose, ! as they expressed it, "of settling the open . shop matter once for all time." It was their opinion t^iat the matter of a general sympathetic strike will be broached at the weekly meeting of the Central 1-abor Union to be held Monday evening. Would Welcome General Strike. ^ One of the employers declared that they T would welcome a general strike snoh ns was Indicated, as It would tend to "give ad<ied strength to the employers' side of the fight." t A telegram was received at the head- I quarters of the Employers' Association, 1 1331 and 1333 G street, this morning from e the employers of Baltimore. It was ad- 1 dressed to the president of the local as- i CA/>laMnn \f?* TJ* " "** - cw Iivuuii, AUI v. Uiauaiii, ailU YVU3 as t follows: "Baltimore Building Exchange, In session last night, unanimously and enthusiastically passed a resolution indorsing the position taken by your association on the question of the open shop, tendering your association its support as far as possible." Mr. Graham explained that the Baltimore Building Exchange covers the entire build! ing Industry of that city and Is one of the largest associations of the kind in the United States. The executive strike committee of the Kilil/Hnor tra.lfia 111 \ I ?*?? ? uutau'tit, ixiuvo iiiuv'liO UiCl II1I9 iUICUW^ at Typographical Temtple, and is again in ' session this afternoon. While no official in- 1 formation was given out, the statement was , made by prominent mechanics that the committee is completing arrangements to make the strike complete throughout the .District Monday. They also said steps were being taken to Intercept strikebreakers and non-union -workmen as they arrive at the railroad depots and steamboat wharves, and establish a thorough system of pickets. It was reported this afternoon that sev ?. ,??? v.?? i i.rr.jiiv 4 a, j'laaicici B cllIU other rraftFmen had been taken in hand by union men and the situation here explained to them. After hearing1 the explanation, It is said, 6ome of the out-of-town workmen coi rented to return to their homes. I Busy Time at Headquarters. There were busy times this morning at the headquarters of the Employers' Asso- 1 elation on G street. When Secretary Hall 3 reached his otflee he found a number of non- < union mechanics waiting to register in the c l>ooks of the free pmnlovnrwnt a 4 number of them were given working cards f and sent to Jot>6 at once. Others were c slated for employment Monday morning, when the employers will make determined efforts, they say. to resume much of the work that was Bhut down yesterday and today. Mr. E. C. Graham, president of the Employers' Association, said today: "Good workmen with splendid recommendations a-e coming to our headtjuartf rs ready and anxious to go to work. Many of them are carpenters, painters and rlcl iiiu Wo rwit *? o-af ?*">' I local non-union bricklayers, but bricklayers fn.m other places will respond in j sufficient numbers, we are satisfied, to fill the places of the men now on strike. If 5 we cannot carry on all the work we iiave s If-en doing at first, then we will do all we s can. And we are determined to retain in ^ our employ all non-union men who go to work for us at this time when their services are needed." I Union Wages Guaranteed. r Mr Graham also said the men who are j put to work in the place of the strikers will < receive the same pay as is prescribed by r the union scale, and only be required to * work the same number of Hours. It will ( be the policy of the Employers' Association, he further explained, "to help the master workmen to conduct their business and not to dictate to them." He ad<ied that the rea- j son there appears to be a dearth of bricklayers at this time Is because the Employers" Association has not yet made any ef Tort to procure non-umu?i?i.3 ui Uidi Liau, as It was believed to the last that the bricklayers would stick to their work. We will, however, begin to Import brick layers from other cities on Monday." con- ; eluded Mr. Graham. It Is reported that agents of the employers are even now abroad securing non-union bricklayers. It Is said an important conference between ' International President Bowen, Vice Presi- ( dent Preeee and Mr. Thornton of the local , bricklayers' union was held last night, the [ result of which was not made public. Condition Unchanged. The statement that about 250 mechanics 1 are out on strike was denied at the headquarters of the Employers' Association this j afternoon. According to the compilation by , l Secretary Hall there are but 148 mechanics 1 ! out, and the value of the buildings affecti t il when comoleted?will be alxint n oon _ <>00. It was &!so stated that no strikes have ' been called on buildings other than those enumerated In The Star yesterday. A full force of non union workmen was said to b<- employeyd on the Academy of Music today, and according to the employ(Conilnued on Second Paga.) WILL RETURN MONDAY 1TTT A mfTAT?TkTT'Xr OT'HTT'TJ A T m/> TJT* .I1JL iVl 1 UIVli JL 1 U?jl* JuJXXXXj 1U XVXi7IEW ACTIONS AGAINST TRUSTS. Attorney General Bonaparte will return o his desk In the Department of Justice Homlay and Is expected to be here and In 3altimore for two weeks before he goes iway for another vacation. Between greasng up the machinery of his department so L-s to carry it along during his next abicnce and watching over republican affairs n Maryland, Mr. Bonaparte will have iomeming xo Keep mm nusy. ine repunican state convention of Maryland will neet the middle of "next week, and Mr. Bonaparte, as one of the leaders, feels mich concern as to the action that will >e tiiken. So far as "trust-busting" goes, the delartment is so well occupied that no actions n the courts are expected against trusts lot now on the griddle. Milton D. Purdy, he principal assistant to Mr. Bonaparte n pounding the trusts, Is In Europe and ivill not be back in Washington until late n September, when the activities of the government against tlie corporations will je resumed. There are phases of pending :ases, however, that Mr. Bonaparte will review while here in addition to handling ither work of the department. Conferences tvill be held by the Attorney General with Charles W. Russell, the acting head of the fcpartment. REQUESTED TO RESIGN. Indue Political Activity Charged Against Philadelphia Official. The Department of Commerce and Labor has requested the resignation of William R. Knight, jr., the United States shipping commissioner of Philadelphia. Recently barges of undue political activity were preferred' against him hy the Civil Service Re'orm Association of Pennsylvania. These har^res were investigated by Civil Service Commissioner Greene, who reported that an Investigation showed that Knight ha*l per s.sreu in political activity ana aiso mat ne hail stated that he proposed to continue to take an active part In politics. SAILS FOR BERING SEA. rhe Buffalo Departs to Assist the Revenue Cutters. The naval transport Buffalo has palled 'rom the Bremerton naval station on Puget lound, for the Prlbylov Islands In Bering ;ea. It is stated that the vessel is to asilst the revenue service cutters in policing he seal waters in the neighborhood of these slands. where poachers have been un isually active of late. But a Bhort time emalns of the open sealing season, and here Is need of extra precautions on the >art of the patrol fleet at this time. In identally. the commander of the Buffalo nay make some survey* In Bering sea to rather Information much needed by the lyilropraphlc office to complete Its charts if this difficult and dangerous sea. FINAL TRIAL OF MINNESOTA. \rmored Cruiser Washington Accepted by the Government. Orders have been Issued for the final acceptance trial of the first-class battleship Minnesota, built by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company, now at New Ydrk. The trial will be conducted by the regular naval board of Inspection and survey, of which Capt. Richardson Clover Is chairman. Starting from New York city next Tuesday the battleship will make an eniurance trip In the open eea of at least forty-eight hours' duration, in -which period ?h<? will make an eight-hour run at maximum speed under natural draught, and a four-hour run under forced draught, and test her batteries. As a consequence of her satisfactory performances during her recent transatlantic cruise thf> armored cruiser Washington has been finally accepted by the Navy Department. The Washington was built by the v*. ... tr i. ca. i .,Kn 11 1.* ,-r - e sy *rw i im iv cuiipuuf iuuib WHipmiy ui v 9en, N. J. No action has yet been taken in the case of the armored cruiser Tennessee, a sister ship of the Washington, built by William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia, which has not yet had her final acceptance trial. That tri,^ will be had in the course of a few wfeks. however, before she starts on her cruise to the Pacific. I is HR ^OCKEFeLLtR, I HAVg. MADE A CAREFUL /" AM I NATION OF VOiJfC / PHYSICAL CONDITIO^ . ID I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT ^/IUL REACH T?e *4? w OF Mikity- FOUR . ^mmmssa J MAY 86 m m To SAVE ?\ SW .t/Mr 1 i enough t? before 1 A BUM AND A BOMB TRAMP EJECTED FROM TRAIN DROPS BOTTLE OF NITRO. RIDGWAY, ?a? August 10,-Five trainjnen were Injured here today by the explosion of what Is believed to have been nltro glycerine dropped or thrown by a man who was put off a Pennsylvania railroad freight train. The Injured are In a hospital here. They are: J. Krebfis, conductor; flesh wounds about legs. I. J. Snyder, engineer; flesh wounds about legs. A. K. Pierce, conductor; flesh wounds about logs. W. C. Robinson, engineer; right ankle crushed; will have to be amputated. Hrakeman Marsh, slight wounds on face. The man who had the explosive was Injured, and is in jail here. He was discovered riding on the freight train before it reached Ridgway, and, according to the crew, was apparently under the influence of liquor. He was not disturbed until this place was reached, when he was put off the train. While this was being done he either dropped1 or threw "to the ground a uviuc iic iinu hi ins i>ocKei. mere was a. terrific explosion, which led to a rumor that the trainmen who had surrounded the man had been killed. The identity of the man, who is believed to be a member of a gang of tramrs that has infested this vicinity, Is not yet known. BLACKHAND BOSS PINCHED. Rapp Guy, Mrs. Baruko's Assailant, Behind the Bars. Standard Oil Company yesterday filed the company's assignment of errors In the United States district court. They then went before Judge Grosscup In the United States circuit court of appeals and made application for an appeal, a writ of error and supersedeas. The Standard Oil attorneys fbntended that the supersedeas should be granted upon a bond no larger than suffiicent to cover the costs. It was claimed by the government, however, that the bond should be fixed at $20,240,000, the amount of the fine imposed by Judge Landls, In order to secure the government pending a stay of execution In Judgment. The assignment of errors contained 116 citations In which Judge I-andis is 6ald to have erred In his decisions during the trial. The writ of supersedeas sought was not granted, but Judge Grosscup allowed the writ of error. Action was delayed on the writ of supersedeas pending the determination of the amount of the bond the company Is required to file. The attorneys for the oil company were directed to inform tlie court of the financial responsibility of the company. Judge Charged WHh Murder. HOUSTON, Tex., August 10 ?Judge W. B. Short was arrested at Center, Tex., yesterday, while holding court, on an indictment charging him with the murder of Dr. Mlk^ Paul last fall. He was engaged in trying an important civil suit, but the arrest caused a postponement until he could furnish bonds of $10,000. Dr. Paul was one of a crowd pursuing a nocrn Dirk CZa rr^tt rrott tr?/\lr rofnoro In the home of Judge Short and flred on the pursuers, killing l)r. Paul. Garrett had a preliminary trial, while the courthouse was garrisoned with militia, and was hanged for the murder. Two grand Juries have met since Dr. Paul whs killed and no Indictment was returned against Judge Short until the third Jury met. f-i instsL Kli, August 10.?In Rapp Guy, tlie Italian arrested yesterday afteb an exciting chase for the alleged assault on Mrs. Mary Baruko of Allegheny, the police believe they have made an Important capture. Mrs. Baruko told the authorities that Guy was accompanied by another man when he came to her house, and that this man held her while Guy slashed her face. She also said that Guy told her "He was the head of all In Allegheny, and that he was boss " The police believe Guy may be the leader of a Blank Hand Society, and detectives will search his room and try to learn from his papers if it is true. Mrs. Raruko today Identified Guy as her assailant. STANDARD STARTS TO FIGHT. Application for Appeal Made Before Judge Grosscup. CHICAGO, August 10.?Attorneys for the v;.. 5^^ w * ? / w NEAELY 90,000 VOTES REPORT ON RECENT ELECTION IN rrtrti tstttt i t>i? m lllfi J II I I )U J" MM ?j&* The acting secretary of war today re- j celved the following cable message from Gov. Geni Smith at Manila In regard to the recent elections in the Philippine Islands: "With all municipalities heard from except eighty, following !s the vote cast for various parties: Nacionallsts, 44,223; progresistas. 23,523; independistas, 17,472; Cfeth ollc, 1,856; Aglipayan, 01; Aguinaldo, 1; scattering-, 471; total, &I.187. "From this It will be seen that the progreslstas cast a little less than one-third of the vote, but secured only one-fifth of the assemblymen. The progrcs'lstas, lndependistas and Catholic vote exceeds the vote cast by the nacionalistas by a small margin. "The eighty municipalities to be herd from will not raise the vote much beyond 100,(xi0. W'ltu & ? - * - - ? mi a. vuiiniiau puyuiitiiuu oi nearly Y,UUU,000, the voting strength is shown to be onJy about l'/fe per cent." THIS DOESN'T SOUND THAT WAY. Said to Have Died in Sisters Hospital, Louisville. KANSAS CITY, August 10.?According to local history Bill Quantrell, the guerrilla leader, who played so important a part ill the Missouri-Kansas border warfare of the early days, died in the Sisters Hospital at LouisvHle, Ky. Rev. Thomas Cobb, formerly pastor of the Methodist Episcopal r.t )V.I= ?ll? ? "* ? ? 1 * - * 1 ?? ? WHJt Ol4L HVft iUt'tlLta in Oklahoma, knew Quantrell In Kentucky during the civil war. Cobb was a cavalry recruiting officer and at the time camped with Quantrell for two days and had many talks with him. Rev. Cobb said: "Quantrell then was in central Kentucky. He was on his way to Virginia and Maryland to Join Mosby. He had a skirmish with the Federal troops, the 12th Kentucky Cavalry, and was seriously wounded. He nrna nnt Irnriwn ae nnonti?o1l .. ~~~ ..v. ?..w .. .< ww h*uuiiucii uuiillg l licit I expedition, but went under the name of | Capt. Clark. "I was paroled In Louisville about that time by Col. Kolsom. One day Col. Folsom | asked me if I knew Quantrell and I told ! him I did. Then he asked me if I would identify him, and I said I would if he were dead. 'Then you will not identify him if he is alive?' asked Col. Folsom. "No," I replied. I was taken to view a body, but it was not that of Quantrell. But a day or two later several of Quantrell's men saw the dead body of their leader in the Sisters HospltaJ and attended his funeral in the Catholic cemetery. This I believe is the true story of Quantrell's death and buriul." MONEY GOES A BEGGING. Local Man Can't Get Rid of $6,000 in Cash. Special Dispatch to Hie Star. PHILA DELPHI A, August 10.?With more than J6.000 to distribute, Col. George C. Rankin of 1422 F street northwest, Washing-ton, D. C., Is in Philadelphia in the ef ivn lu iinu Luc uwners. nc nus Deen looking for the rightful claimants for years, and Is anxious to find them. In order thai he may foe relieved of his task. Col. Rankin Is receiver for the old Spring Garden National Bank, which failed May 8, 1SU1, and the money, the exact amount of which is J6.3C0.78, belongB to the depositors of that defunct Institution. The money is in the United States Treasury, and 2,213 checks have been made out In the names of the owners, who certified to their claims. All'tliaJ any depositor need do is to produce his certificate or, if he has lost it, make affidavit to that effect and present it to Col. Rankin, who will send the check. It is six years since the last dividend of the old Spring Garden Bank was declared, but until the money is distributed the receivership must continue. The failure was one of the sensations of the time. Three <* -OS TIT If OI me ullrcf i a?x i cbiuvii i x- ium.in ?r . jyciinedy, Cashier H. H. Kennedy and Assistant Cashier Charles Lawrence?pleaded guilty to looting the bank and were sentenced Auffust 17 of the same year to Imprisonment. Stork Ahoy I PARIS, August 10.?Special dispatches from San Sebastian, Spain, where King Alphonso and Queen Victoria ure sojourning, say that her majesty, who gave birth to a son May 10, is agnin in a delicate State of health. DYNAMITE, DEATH iilMKTl Little Town of Essex. Ont.. jxescued i'rom Burning Station. Dynamite and nitro-glycerine dealt death and destruction today, nearly wiping out Fssp* Out ^ Oliu Boulder, Col. At Essex-a half car of nitro, intended for use in blasting at the lime kilns at the mouth of the Detroit river, exploded without warning, killing two, fatally injuring "three, wounding scores of others', more or less serioysly and causing $200,000 damage. Dynamite did the damage at Boulder, 1,000 pounds of | the stuff exploding as the result of j a fire in the Colorado and Southern . . - ..vi^iu ucput. xugnt tons of dynamite on a flaming freight car, sidetracked by the burning building, were run out in safety through the heroism of railroad men and volunteers. At Boulder several persons were killed, more than loo injured anrl ? - ?.v utuiiagc uone amounts to a quarter of a million. BOl'LJDER, Col., August 10.?Fire that started early today in the Colorado and Southern freight depot here destroyed the depot with a vast quantity of freight and, spreading a distance of 100 feet, enveloped a powder house containing 1,000 pounds ot dynamite, which exploded with tremendous shock, Injuring perhaps 100 persons and breaking the plate glass In every business house In the city as well as the windows In hundreds of residences. It Is believed liof fn?A Af J * * ' ..... .v.* mo injiiieu win aie. The property loss Is estimated at $250,000. Th# fire Is believed to have been Incendiary. Twenty-five of the Injured were taken to hospitals. The others were removed to their homes. The fatally Injured are Roy L.a Favre and Ike O. Wilson, both volunteer firemen of Boulder. Came Without Warning. When the alarm was firnt turned in only a small blaze was visible at the west end oi ine depot. The firemen, handicapped by low pressure of water, fought bravely, In utter ignorance that half a ton of explosives were stored nearby. No warning was given and when the sheet iron shack containing the dynamite split open with a dull roar the men manning the hose and every person within a radius of 100 yards was hurled to the ground. La Favre and Wilson, who were nearest the storehouse, were frightfully mangled. La Favre's legs were blown off above the micc, v? iiBun, a crippie, wim an artificial leg, had his other leg blown away. The wooden limb also was shattered and fragments of It were driven Into his body. Across the street from the freight depot a big two-story brick warehouse had great cracks driven in its walls and its roof blown ofT. City a Scene of Ruin. In the business section plate glass windows fell In splinters on the sidewalk following the explosion. Not a whole pane of glass remains In the center of the city. Guards of armed men were thrown about the banJts and mercantile establishments to prevent looting. Scarcely had the eddying smoke from the explosion drafted away than a band of volunteers rushed Into the powder house, and, fighting their way through the chokii!g mist and flames, located several kegs of giant powder which had failed to explode and which they carried out in their arms to a safe place. On a side t-ack at the platform of the burning depot stood a car containing eight tons of dynamite. Despite the fact that cinders were falling on its roof and that little flickers of flame were apparent on iLs walls, a switching crew backed down and coupled to the smoldering car, and while the brakeman beak out the sparks the engine pulled the car two miles into the country, where it was left on a sidetrack. T? 1 in' rl Tnftnlmr tn Pnllnm The Boulder club's weekly reception had Just been ended and many men and women were standing on the sidewalk a few blocks away waiting for their carriages. A half hundred of them were blown off their feet by the force of the explosion. All the windows in the University building, a mile and a half distant, were blown out, and the plaster fell from the walls and ceilings of the main buihllng. Thirty freight cars were completely destroyed with their contents of valuable merchandise. The fact that dangerous explosives were stored so near the depot, and that few ni>r. sons were aware of the fact, will be made the subject of a rigid Inquiry by the city authorities. Railway officials explain that the storage was- only temporary pending shipment to the mines. ESSEX SHAKEN TO PIECES. Carload of Dynamite Deals Death and Damage. nT?TDnTT Ancnict 1A TmA U A I 4&UO uoi 1 KT. * n V IIIV11 were killed, three more probably fatally Injured, and scores of people slightly hurt by the explosion of half a car of nitro-glycerlne at the Michigan Central railroad station, at Essex, Ont., seventeen miles inland from the Detroit river, today. Practically every building In the little town of 1,500 people was damaged, many of them being blown to pieces. The shock of th> explosion was plainly felt tor twenty miles around Essex. It was so heavy In this city that (Continued on Second Page.) ' - / Almost Wiped Out. BIG BLAST AT BOULDER. COL Thousand Pnmi/lo nf T?? > ** VA A/catu A/USX JJOCS $250,000 Damage. MANY ACTS OF HEEOISM Eight Tons of Explosives in Flaming | n ? " ? ' POLICE MAKE RAID i ~ ANOTHER ARREST IN * I imunnnni/ pnno*nr niUlUDlM UHUOHUL Eugene C. Wilson, Lunch Room RA AMnnAM f* I IftUi !M II *4 ividiictyci, uduyiii hi ivei. SEARCH WARRANT IS USED Officers Claim to Have Good Evidence ot (iambling. MARKED MONEY EMPLOYED "Stool Pigeons" Given Cash to Mak? ueis on xtaceB?reiepoone sups Seized by Detectives. ^ One more name has been added to the list of persons accused of violating the pool-selling laws of the District, and those who have fancied that there was a relaxa mtl it! l'lirnr r~\( flin /"mimmn livii *ii iiiv \ i^yjk vi iiiv. V <l 111it against handbooks will now sit up and take notice. A feeling of false security, which has apparently prevailed in certain quarters this week, has been helpful to the detectives and the grand jury, and today's arrest is likely to be followed by several more. Armed with a search warrant issued upon the oath of Precinct Detective John Wesley Greene the police this afternoon raided a lunchroom at the corner of 7th strict and Florida avenue northwest and a poolroom at 2007 7th street northwest and arrested Eugene C. Wilson on a charge of making a handbook on the races. The prisoner was taken to the tenth precinct station house, and It Is expected will give bond this aft emoon. Wilson has been suspected by the pollca * for some time, and today a raid whh decided upon. Under the direction of Detective Helan Detective Greene and Policeman Foley went to the corner of 7th strt-et and Florida aven-te this afternoon and sent two men with m irked biils Into the lunchroom with Instruction to make bets on "Uncle," a horse entered in the third race today at Saratoga. When the men came out of the lunchroom tlx detectives entered and placed Wilson under arrest. So quietly was it all* done that few of those in the pla<-e knew what was going on. The detectives claim they found the marked bills in the cash drawer. logetner wun a numner 01 Blips un wmcu were written the names of horses and various amounts of money. A number of telephone slifs similar to those captured in the Goodacre raid were, it is claimed, also found. After the arrest Policeman Foley searched the poolroom, which in opposite the lunchroom, but found no incriminating evidence there. Emnlover Will Be Bondsman. The lunchroom is owned by Storm & Sherwood and Mr. Storm was surprised when he learned of the arrest of Wilson, who is In his employ as manager, Mr. Storm indicated his willingness to go on Wilson's bond, and said that during the ten years he has known the manager ha had never suspected Wilson of being engaged In any illegal business. Mr. Storm declared this afternoon that his confidence in Wilson was unshaken despite the lat ter'8 arrest. Wilson, the police claim, la the owner of the poolroom. Witnesses have already been before the grand Jury in the case, some of them, it is reported, having 'estifled that they had made bets with Wilson. Information has been g^ven the police that bets were made with Wilson over the telephone, it being alleged that some of the messages were heard " *? ?1 <r? tho hon<1. tiy omcmis w nu uilbook campaign. What the Warrant Charges. The warrant upon which the arrest was made follows: "That on the 7th day of Augrust, in the v?a>- nf our Lord 1907. at a certain race track in the state of New York there was a certain eveht or contest called a running race of horses, and that on the day and year aforesaid and at the District aforesaid (District of Columbia) Eugene C. Wilson, late of the District aforesaid, unlawfully did set up and keep a certain gaming table, to wit, the game, device and contrivance called bookmaklng, on the race aforesaid, the said game, device and contrivance being then and there a game, device and contrivance at which money was then and there, and before the said race took place, bet and wagered by divers persons upon the result of said race, and which said game, device and contrivance called bookmaking on eald race was then and there a gamibllng device, adapted, devised and de signed ror me purpose ui a. eaim.for money .against the form of the statute in suoh case made and provided and against the peace and government of the United States." * It is further set out in th? warrant that Detective Greene believes that there are concealed upon the premises of Wilson, 2007 7th street, and upon premises known as the northwest corner or Morula avenuo and 7th street certain sheets and memo- ^ randa and other devices and apparatus used 1n the setting up and keopintj ot th? said g-aming table. _ ' _ -A J