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Yesterday's Qrculation, 46,050
Fourteen Pages
Justice Wright Reads Opinion of Findings
Of the District Supreme
Court. '
Samuel Gompers, "John Mitchell, and
Frank Morrison, officers of the American
Federation of Labor, were today adjudged in
contempt of court by Justice Wright, of the
District Supreme Court, in connection with
the alleged violation of the injunction en
joining them from boycotting the Bucks
Stove and Range Company.
President Gompers was sentenced to
twelve months in jail and Secretary Morri
son was sentenced to six months in jail. Vice
President Mitchell, who was not in court,
Was not sentenced, but in the original pro
ceedings was sentenced to nine months in
An appeal to the District Court of Ap
peals was noted by Attorney Jackson H.
Ralston, one of the counsel for the labor lead
ers. A large nurmer or constitu
tional questions have been Injected
In the proceedings with a view of
carrying the case to the United
States Supreme Court if necessary.
A bond of ?5,00p wbb fixed in today's
The opinion was a lengthy docu-
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ment. Justices Anderson, Gould, and
Stafford sat on the bench during the
reading. Justice Barnard is out of
town and Chief Justice Clabaugh did
not sit during the hearing of the
oaee. It was announced that the
whole court concurred in the
Referring to the boycott, the
opinion says:
"There existed not the mere 'let
ting alone' of the plaintiff and Its
product, but an affirmative, aggres
sive and unlawful concert of attack
through threats, menaces, Intimida
tions, offers of violence and coercion
upon and against those who were In
business relations with it."
Refers To Alleged Utterances.
After reviewing the evidence and re
citing excerpts of alleged contumacious
utterances of the three respondents,
and disposing of the technicalities
raised by counsel for the defendants,
the opinion says:
"There Is no room for temporizing
with these defendants, who are ready
to repeat In equally determined fash
Ion the sedition of the past; assurances
to the contrary, they themselves have
retuted Lawless as are their teachings,
they still proclaim them: to them they
still adhere, and still Incite the HI dis
posed to follow and embrace.
"In the meting out of the law's pun
ishment. Judicial tribunals are obligat
ed to one principle concern to make
sufficient example of the offenders in
proportion to the gravity of their of
fenses, as will serve to deter others
from offending In like manner; thus es
tablishing In advance, so fa as tho
court may, a universal consciousness
that the supremacy of the law so per-
meates the very atmosphere of the
land so as to restrain, in advance, those
who are otherwise ready to 'b trans
gressors No Case So Broad.
"Not elsewhere does the history of
jurisprudence contain so bold, so broad,
so effectual a contempt of the Judicial
power of the Government as at bar; not
(Continued on Seenth Page )
Two Million Dollars Must Be Made Avail
able Next Week or Salaries of
Clerks Will Cease.
Police Now Think Thirty
five Were Lost In Niagara
Dock Mishap.
Stirred to action by the delay on the part of Congress to pass the
annual appropriation bill for the fiscal year beginning July 1, President
Taft and Secretary of War Stimson today appealed to Congress to make
nearly two million dollars available July 2.
Unless Congress, within the next week, passes the army bill, or two
specific items of that bill, the military establishment stands to lose
$80,000 already expended In preparation for the annual maneuvers.
Not only the War Department, but the Navy Department, and various
other branches of the ' Government, will be without funds to carry on
the affalrB of the Government, or to pay the salaries of the clerks In the
classified civil service.
Secretary Stimson, following the example of Secretary Meyer, issued
general orderB to the army stating that contracts may be made for the
necessary supplies with the provision that payment will be made when
funds are available after appropriation by Congress.
Salaries Are Held Up.
The salaries of the army officers and
enlisted men will be held up until Con-
0ercast weather tonight and Tues
day, not much change in temperature.
8a m 65 S a. m 72
9 a. m 70 l 9 a. m 75
10 a. m 76 I 10 a. m 3
11 a. m 78 I 11 a. m fl
12 noon SO I 12 noon M
1 p. m 81 i 1 p. m 88
2 p. m 81 I 2 p. m 90
Today Hign tide. 3:i5 a. m.; 4:30 p.
m . low tide, 10 31 a m ; 10 3S p. m.
Tomorrow-High tide, 4:35 a. m.; B:lo
p. m.; low tide, 11:26 a. m.; 11:31 p. m.
Bun riee 4.33 Sun seta 7:13
gress makes appropriation. In a state
ment accompanying the President's mes
sage. Secretary Stimson pointed out that
the largest military maneuvers In the
history of the United States had been
planned to take place this summer and
that Congress must appropriate $367,
600 by July 2. Otherwise the maneuvers
must be abandoned
The Secretary also states that It is
Imperative that $1,350,000 be appropri
ated on July 2 for the regular army. In
these meneuvers which will be held In
the various States during July and Au
gust 74.800 militiamen. 15,000 regular sol
diers, and 10,000 enlisted men of the i
Coast Artillery Corps will participate.
Attacks on New York rlty and on
Puget Sound are Included In thefce
maneuver plans.
Can Borrow Funds.
Under the statutes describing the com
position of the army and requiring its
maintenance within certain prescribed
limits and enlistments for the purpose
of maintaining the army at the author
ized fctrength will continue These stat
utes Include, as reasonably necessary to
their execution, authority to bond the
Government for the absolutely neces
sary expenses of a recruiting service,
in so far as clothing, subsistence, for
age, fuel, quarters, transportation, and
medal and hospital supplies are con
cerned, pending the action of Congress
in making appropriation therefor
These statutes authorizing the pro
curement for the army of supplies "not
In excess of the necessities of the fiscal
year" means that these terms should
be determined solely by a reference to
permanent legislation as distinguished
from temporary or transitory legislation
found In the several appropriation acts
touching the subject.
The authority to procure such supplies
Includes by Implication the reasonable
and necessary means of performance
and Includes, theiefore, authority to
continue the employment of civilian em
ployes absolutely necessary to contract
for. receive, distribute or assign, care
for, or operate and account for supplies
not exceeding the necessities of the
coming year, which sen'lces may be
contracted for, payment to be made
when funds are available after appro
priation by Congress
Gen. Wotherspoon Selected As
Major General To Succeed
Gen. Grant.
Four promotions In the War Depart
ment, the most Important which hae
been made there in months, were an
nounced this afternoon.
They are Brig. Gen. William W.
Wotherspoon, to be major general to
succeed MaJ. Gen. Fred Dent Grant;
Gen. Clarence Edwards, to be brigadier
general; Col. George M. Chase, to be
brigadier general, and Col E. J. Mc
Clern&nd, to be brigadier general.
BUFFALO, ft. T., June 24.-W1th
fifteen bodies recovered and twenty
five others missing, all of whom are
believed to nave perished, scores of
police and volunteer rescue workers
dragged the Niagara river today for
victims of the collapse of the excursion
dock at Eagle Park last night. Of the
bodies recovered up to 10 o'clock this
morning, all were those of women and
Police worked all night with grap
pling Irons and nets. They fear that
the swift current has carried tho bodls
of some of the victims over Niagara
Falls and that they will never bo
found. All the remains taken from the
river todny have been identified and
The disaster came at tho end of a
day's outing of Court Amherst, No. 232,
Order of Foresters. The steamboat
Henrv Kooroer had Just warped Into
the dock, which was crowded, uhll.
ecores of others were crowding upon
the staging.
Captain Fix, of the steamer, called
out to the people to move s'owly, but
the crush continued. Just as the gang
planks were thrown out and those upon
the edge of the pier began moving on
board the vessel, the crash came. The
planking held fast to the timbers on
both sides of the dock, leaving a sort
of chute or pocket. Into which the fren
zied stream of men, women and chil
dren poured.
Leaders Did Not Figure Seriously on a
Third Party, and Had Little Fear
of Taft Candidacy.
General Robles Says He Wants To
Strike Terror in Rebel
MEXICO CITY, June 21.-More than
200 Zapata rebels were captured by
Federal troops after a battle near Hlut
zllac and summarily hanged Refu
gees bring reports from the bandit-Infected
region today that the fringe of
the forests lining the road for some
distance In the vicinity of Hiutzllac
was marked with bodies hanging from
limbs of trees.
The rebel leader surrendered after the
battle. When the insurrectos had been
disarmed they were taken to the edge
of the forest and one after the other
were hanged to the nearest tree.
General Robles In his report said the
reason the followers or Zapata captured
by him In Moroles were hanged as a
substitute for shootlnz to death was to
"strike terror Into the hearts of the
other rebels operating In that state."
BALTIMORE, June 24. Theodore Roosevelt's forming of a third party
is the cause of deep concern to the Democratic hosts assembled In Baltimore.
Every Democratic leader was hopeful Taft would be renominated, but
they did not seriously figure on a third candidate. Of course, for many
weeks preceding tho Chicago convention there was talk of a schism in
the party, but the Democrats, awed In the past by the remarkable ability
frhown by Republicans In coming tosethor after sharp factional fights,
I lled the same thing would happen this year. TJS "! i-
So tho Democrats, regardless of faction, prayed for the renomlnatlon
of the President, feeling in their bones that Colonel Roosevelt would bow
to the Chicago convention.
Now that there is a prospect that Colonel Roosevelt will run inde
pendently the Democrats are depressed. They do not believe with Roose
velt In the field their chances are as good as they might be. The Taft
ticket does not scare them. As they view the outlook the Taft candi
dacy will run a poor third with the race between Roosevelt and the
Democratic candidate the most bitter In history, the two leaders to come
In neck and neck.
Power To Check Move.
BALTIMORE, June 24. Unable to ce
ment the Clark and Wilson factions on the
issue of the temporary chairmanship, Wil
liam Jennings Bryan will go before the Dem
ocratic convention as a candidate for that
The fight to the end is on between Bryan,
Progressive, and Judge Parker, Conserva
tive, and all the terms mean.
The Wilson forces and the old Bryan fol
lowers are behind the Nebraskan. The na
tional committee, Tammany Hall, Hearst,
the Clark people, and the Harmon and Un
derwood men are behind Judge Parker, who
is the selection of the subcommittee on ar
rangements. "I'll lead the fight myself if no other
Progressive can bo found," Bryan is
said to have asserted when he flnaljy
agreed to become a candidate for the
temporary chairmanship.
The national committee is now in
session, Bryan has little chance be
fore that body. The fight goes to
the convention floor.
A poll of the Democratic national
committee indicates that twenty-nine
of the fifty-three members of that
body will vote to make Judge Parker
the temporary chairman, thus stand
irg behind the subcommittee on ar
rangements. Bryan tested tho sentiment of the
national committee In Washington In
January, when the quadrennial issue
of Colonel Guffey, of Pennsylvania,
waB up. The decision of the commit
tee was not to the Nebraskan's lik
ing. It will not be when the vote Is
taken on Judge Parker's selection,
so Bryan's battle goes direct to the
convention floor.
Talk of Deal.
The progressives declare the Demo
cratic convention has It In its power to
prevent the formation this year of the
threatened new party.
The so-called "reactionary" Democrats
are as much agitated over the Roosevelt
"new party" idea as their progressive
brethren. They repress their feelings,
but would undoubtedly feel much better
over the situation If Colonel Roosevelt
had not taken action at Chicago that
practically amounts to a certainty that
there will be a third ticket In the field.
However, the regular Democrats are
inclined to believe that whoever may he
named at Baltimore will win In Novem
ber. They insist that the Republican
party Is badly split, that a second Re
publican In the field will divide Its
forces, and that tho Baltimore candi
date, with the solid South behind him
and a few Northern States that they
believe he Is certain to carry, will can
ter home an easy winner.
While the regulars have some misgiv
ings as to the danger of naming a non
progressive, they really think that the
year Is Democratic, and that no mis
take would be made If any candidate
now mentioned was placed at the head
of the ticket.
So confident are the regulars that this
Is a Democratic year that they appear
to be wining to go to the limit In op
posing the will of Bryan. Last week
they stated boldly In private that tneir
real mission In Baltimore was to drive
Colonel Bran out of the party. They
pointed with glee to the effective work
of the steam roller at Chicago and an
nounced that when Bryan came to Bal
timore they would give him the same
Letting Up On Bryan.
Since his arrival the regulars, Btlll
militant, are beginning to show a dis
position to let up. They are somewhat
hopeful that Bryan will agree to a com
promise, at least, on the selection of
temporary officers
There Is one phase of tho situation at
Baltimore that differs radically from
the situation that preceded the assem
bling of the Chicago convention. The
Taft people went to Chicago deter
mined to elect Ellhu Root tempoiary
chairman. The Roosevelt people at
Chicago would listen to no compromise
(Continued on Fourth Pace.)
One Etorv current Is that a deal Is In
the making whereby there will be a
Clark-Underwood-Murphy combination.
This would mean the nomination of
Clark for President, the eventual selec
tion to Underwood for Speaker of the
House and the elevation of Francis
Burton Harrison, of New York, to the
position of chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee. The Clark people
would not admit that they were mak
ing a desperate flirtation with Boss
Murphy, but It Is well known they are.
"We can win without Murphy," they
said, "and in the long run he will come
to us."
Thomas F. Ryan is on the ground.
Nothing Is seen of htm In the open, but
good authority today said he Is here.
Meantime Murphy Is trying to play
the roll which he played at the Roches
ter convention In New York two years
ago He sits silent and stolid In his
rooms. Leaders go to him In behalf of
this or that candidate, this or that
pioposition. He listens and Bays noth
ing. He Is waiting, as usual to see wnlcn
way It will best serve his purposes to
throw his big bunch of New York votes.
Then he will plunk them together, and
at a critical time they may nominate.
In spite of the dark horse talk about
(jayrior, the general feeling is that
Murphy is merely using Gaynor to cloak
his real purposes.
Thomas Taggart of Indiana, tho
Democratic leader there. Is In a most
powerful position. Much depends on
the course he takes. He and the In
diana men are nominally for Marshall.
But they are expected to shift Of
course. If Bryan comes out In the
open for Senator John W Kern as
some of those on the inside declare
he may, then Taggart will go to Kern.
Meantime the Clark people are trying
to win him over
"If Taggart lines up, Sullivan will
follow and it will all be off," say the
Clark leaders.
Bryan's decision to employ the magic
of his own name In a final desperate
effort to unseat Judge Parker followed
a night and morning of conferences.
Until noon today It was thought the
Clark and Wilson forces might get to
gether. Democratic leaders moved In
(Continued on Fourth Page.)

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