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The Billing Gazette.
Council Elects New Officers-Take
Backward Step in Simplified Spell.
ing-Will Meet at Cleveland, Ohio,
Next Year-Many Able Addresses.
Los Angeles, July 11.-The national
council and the board of directors of
the National Educational association
today took action on many important
matters bearing upon the work of the
Among the important things upon
which the national council took action
was the authorization of the appoint
ment of a comnittee of five, with Wm.
Tharris of Washington, D. C., as
its chairman, to work for an interna
tional association of educational work
ers to promote education and consider
the problems confronting it; the ap
propriation of money for the use of
committees to investigate the short
age of teachers and for the establish
ment of a national federal university
at Washington, D.. C., and the ascer
taining of the best way of "teaching
morals in the public schools."
The election of new officers of the
council, headed by Joseph Swain,
president of Swathmore college,
Swathmore, Pa., were completed.
The board of directors took a back
ward step in the simplified spelling
reform by voting to resume the spell
ing of the words-through, though and
thorough-in the standard style. It
also re-elected H. D. Brown, presi
dent of Valparaiso university, Valpa
raiso, Ind., member of the board of
trustees and W. Tharris of Washing
ton, D. C., a member of the executive
committee; created a new depattment
for the benefit of the seven leading
women's organizations of the country
who desired affiliation with the asso
ciation; voted for Cleveland, Ohio, as
the place for holding the next conven
tion in 1908, and took favorable action
upon the national university and other
projects favored by the national coun
At the night session general ad
dresses were delivered by the leading
educators of the country.
The general assembly in the Tem
ple auditorium was one "of the most
interesting of the week. C. G. Pearse,
superintendent of the city schools of
Milwaukee, was the principal speaker,
selecting as his subject, "Schools for
Defectives in Connection With the
Public Schools."
He was followed by J. W. Olsen,
state superintendent of public instruc
tion, St. Paul, Minn.,: who spoke upon
"The School and the Library."
J. W. Olsen of Minnesota, state su
perintendent of public instruction,
spoke about "The School anld the Li
brary' He said in part:
To be a true teacher one must be
able to see education in its finished
entirety-must recognize the value of
not only that education which comes
from the study of books, but of that
which comes from the study of things,
from communion with nature, contact
with men.
Time was when the public school
concerned itself chiefly with teaching
how to read; today the problem is
more one of teaching what to read
how to get that out of books which
will help the individual to make a liv
ing and to live.
The work of the school should pro
ject itself into that of the library. The
need of a fuller understanding be
tween teachers and library workers is
becoming more and more obvious. Li
brarians should understand the school
and the needs of the children; a gen
eral knowledge of the library and its
methods should be one of the re
quirements for receiving a teacher's
Every, school should have a library
containing some of the best standard
authors, besides reference books for
the pupils' studies in classroom, labo
ratory and worshop. The library
should be truly a university of the
people and should have the same fos
tering care of the state as the public
school. * State support and control of
the library does not repress local mi
tiative and interest. As in its aiding
of the public school, the policy of the
state with regard to the public library
would be to help those communities
that help themselves. The free school'
book system and the traveling library
are powerful allies in the 'library
movement. There should be a central
authority exercising such control in
the purchase dt books as would mean
the getting of only the best and the
frustrating of the manipulations of
mere book agents. All librarians, edu
c4tors and philanthropists should co
4 campaigis for the broader `culture
,should be carried on from legislature
to, the remotest district. This is a
time saving age. How will all the
time saved advantage us if we are ig
norant of its value and unable to
spend it profitably? The school must
teach how to save time in getting the
gist of the newspaper. Although val
uable, newspapers cannot take the
place of more purposeful and larger
literature. It Is ours by use of pres
sent opportunity to open highways to
fullness of life in the future.
Miss Helen D. Grenfell, high school
visitor, state college of agriculture of
Denver, Colo., concluded the program
with the address upon "The Influence
of Women's Organizations Upon Pub
lic Education."
Address by Mrs. Grenfell.
Helen L. Orenfeli, former state
superintendent of public Instruction in
Colorado and now a visitor of the
Colorado State Agricultural college,
spoke on "The Influence of Woman's
Organization on Education." She
said In part:
'The early idea of education did
not include women. Popular educa-,
tion dawned with Luther and the be
ginning of female education with the
reading of the bible in the homes.
The first girls' high school was
opened in Boston in 1826, but closed
two years later because too "alarm
ingly popular," The reception of the
first women's clubs, the "New Eng
land' and the 'Sorosis,' in 1868, was
equally critical. The foreboding as
to results both of education of girls
and of organization for women has
pi oved groundless. We are outgrow.
ing the primitive idea of women's
place in the universe and in educa
tion. If she cannot evolve the thing
she may environ it, and thus save
force. Men are doing the material
work of the world. Women are freer
to devote their energies to education.
The states with highest educational
facilities are those where women are
most active. Illiteracy , is largest
where women have least power and
grows where they vote. Half a mil
lion of America's children are illiter
ate and two million are earning their
(Continued on Eighth Page).
Three Executive Orders Made Num
ber of Changes in Administration of
Panama Ditch-Auditors Are to Be
Abolished After August 15.
Washington, July 11. - Secretary
Taft's -plans for tue reorganization of
the administrative methods of the
Isthmian canal commission as ap
proved by President Roosevelt were
made public today. They take the
form of three executive orders. Briefly,
they provide for the transfer to the
chief of engineers of the administra
tion; the purchase of material for-sup
plies; the maintenance of offices with
in the United States by the commis
sion for the convenient execution of
its business; the appointment in the
United States of the commission em
ployes to be made by the general pur
chasing officer under civil. service
rules and the abolishment after Aug
ust 15 of the provisions for general
auditors and local auditors and the
appointment for the commission upon
the isthmus of an examiner. These
duties are specifically indicated, hav
ing in view a thorough inspection of
accounts of the various offices; the
periodical accounting of the cash in
the hands of disbursing officers and
examination of the books of the com
mission kept by the disbursing of
Former Chief of Police Collins of
Chicago Must Stand Trial for Ser
ious Offense-Others Indicted.
Chicago, July 11.-Judge Kava
naugh today sustained the indictments
lately returned against former Chief
of Police Collins and Frank D. Comer
ford, former police attorney, charging
them with conspiracy to deprive the
city of services of its police.
The indictment charging Collins,
former Commissioner of Public Works
W. L. O'Connell'and former City Pur
chasing Agent E. H. Roche, with con
spiracy in connection with campaign
assessments was quashed.
The Indictments against Collins and
Comerford grew- out of the late mu
nicipal campaign in this city, it be
ing claimed that they used police in
fluence to aid the candidacy of Mayor
Invalid sWife Weeps as Prisoner Testi
fies-Refutes Testimony of Harry
Orchard In Detail Throughout Case
-Moyer's Examination Concluded.
Boise, July 11.-Wm. D. Haywood
took oath today, as a witness in his
own defense, in a lengthy narrative
of his life and his work as a leader of
his fellow miners that was interrupt
ed by adjournment. He denied guilt
of the murder of Frank Stuenenberg
and the manifold crimes charged
against him by Harry Orchard.
Haywood was pale and trembled
with nervousness when he left the
table of his counsel and walked around
to the elevated witness stand where
he faced the judge and jury and
raised his right hand to be sworn.
When he began to respond to Clar
ence Darrow's questions, his voice
was low and somewhat uncertain, but
within 10 minutes he had regained his
composure and for the rest of the af
ternoon he was master of his feel
As he told of his boyhood days and
gave the history of his family, his in
valid wife, who sat just to the left of
the witness stand, began sobbing
softly. His mother-in-law and her
nurse soon comforted her, however,
and during the rest of the afternoon
she and the rest of Haywood's kin
folk remained quiet, but deeply con
Haywood's testimony was chiefly
characterized by positive denials of
the allegations made against him by
the prosecution. He denied that he
met Orchard until some time after the
Vindicator explosion, denied that he
sent Orchard back to Cripple Creek
to blow up the Independence station,
denied participation in the Lyte Greg
ory murder, and denied suggesting or
discussing the Stuenenberg murder.
He swore that he never gave Orchard
any money at any time, or any place,
or for any purpose. He declared that
he never made a threat against Stuen
enberg, whom he regarded as he did
any state officer who was being
swaped by capitalistic influences. He
told of a number of occasions when
he met Orchard in Denver and in the
ordinary course of his relations with
the federation said he saw Orchard
for the last time in August, 1905, when
Orchard told him he was going to
Alaska. Haywood said he chided him
for deserting his wife at Cripple
Creek. The direct examination did
not reach the connection of Jack
Simpkins and the action of the feder
ation after Stuenenberg was mur
dered, when adjournment interrupted
The state completed the cross-ex
amination of Charles H. Moyer at
noon and in dealing with his testi
mony directed its strongest attacks
against the circumstances under which
the federation, at the suggestion of
Jack Simpkins, came to the relief of
Orchard when he was arrested for
killing Stuenenberg.
Senator Borah, who conducted the
examination, emphasized the connec
tion of Jack Simpkins and the feder
ation and the fact that the federation,
without inquiry as to the guilt or in
nocence of Orchard, gave $1,500 from
its treasury to provide for his de
fense. He also developed the fact
that the federation is providing for
the defense of Steve Adams, who Is
charged with killing two claim jump
ers at the instigation of Jack Simp
kins. Moy'er denied knowing any
thing about the $100 that Haywood
sent to Jack Simpkins a few days be
fore Stuenenberg was assassinated,
and which is traced to Orchard by an
unsigned note he got at. Caldwell,
while in jail and a coincidence of
Four Men Killed by Blowing up of
Ketchikan, Alaska, July 11.-Four
men were torn to atoms by the blow
ing up of the barge Japan, loaded with
dynamite, last night. The barge be
longed to the Brown-Alaska company
of Hadley. !It was in tow of a tug
and was being taken to the property
of the Brown-Alaska company.
Lincoln, Neb., July 11.-Chairman T.
S. Allen of the democratic state cen
tral committee today issued a call for
a meeting of the committee July 16,
at Lincoln, at which time plans for
the state campaign and primaries will
be formulated. National politics. may
be discussed.
San Diego, July 11.-A report was in
circulation today that a Japanese had
been arrested at Fort Roserans, in they
act of making dra*t1gs of the fort,
and the arrest it is said was made two
evenings ago, but where the Japanese
now is and who lis Is not publicly
known. Officers at ,the fort are reti
cent and Major Getchell will give out
no information.
Washington, July 11.-4t was stated
at the war department tonight that
no report has been> received here re
garding the arrest of a Japanese at
Fort Rosecrans, near San Diego, while
sketching fortifications.
Wardner, B. C., July 11.-An acci
dent occurred this afternoon in the
Kootenai river when two men were
drowned. The river foreman and his
gang of six men were working about
a mile up the river and were climbing
into their boat when it capsized with
five men in it, throwing them into the
swift current.
One of the men, Earl Gibbons, was
unable to swim and sank immediately.
Another named Higgins swam about
400 yards, his companions shouting to
him to swim to the logs, which were
passing in large numbers. He appar
ently unheeded their cries and sank
benumbed, it is supposed, by the cold
water. The other three managed to
swim to the boom and; were rescued
by a party in a canoe.
Seoul, July 11.-(Via Tokio, July 12.)
-The declaration of the Korean del
egation at The Hague, as published
in the Courier de la Conference, to
the effect that the emperor of Korea
is a prisoner here and the imputation
that the emperor is helplessly in the
hands of the Japanese, is denounced
by Marquis Ito as a gross misrepre
sentation of facts.
Marquis Ito regards the personal
liberty of the emperor to be unchanged
by the protectorate, the emperor be
ing free to go and come and to see
whom he likes. His manner of life
remains unchanged. Foreigners here
have until now not regarded the em
peror as a prisoner. Marquis Ito's
reform of the Korean court, or a six
colored court purification, excluded a
class of intriguers heretofore guiding
the emperor, but does not interfere
with the emperor's movements, com
munication or access to ministers and
others who have legitimate business,
and many suspected intriguers are ad
mitted to him.
Coroner's Verdict Is That Mrs. Han
cock Died From Natural Causes
Body Is Exhumed.
London, July 11.-A jury in the Ken
sington coroner's court today ren
dered a verdict of "death from natu
ral causes," in the case of Mrs. Han
cock, wife of Walter Swinburne Han
cock, formerly an Episcopalian cler
gyman of Chicago, who died 2March 23
last, the cause of death being certified
as appendicitis. Owing to the suspi
cions of the woman's son, who is a
lawyer, the body was exhumed, and
he testified at the inquest that he
thought Hancock poisoned his wife in
order to obtain- her property. The
analysis of the contents of the stom
ach made at the inquest showed no
trace of poisoning.
Hancock, who was born in England,
went to America in the early 80's, and
held several pastorgtes, including that
of St. John's church, Montreal. He
was married to Mrs. Grace Jones,
widow of Paul Townsend Jones of
New York, in 1897.
Received Sum of $5,000 for His Influ
ence in Granting Franchise to Pa
cific States Telephone Company
Early Adjournment Is Taken.
San Francisco, July 11.-Dr. Chas.
Boxton, the temporary mayor of San
Francisco, on the witness stand in the
Glass trial this afternoon, told the
story of his debauchment by Theodore
V. Halsey, the indicted agent of the
Pacific States Telephone & Telegraph
company, who, he testified, paid him
$5,000, "mostly in $100 bills," for hav
ing voted and using his influence as a
supervisor against the granting of a
rival franchise to the Home Tele
phone company.
The cross-examination of Mayor Box
ton was scarcely under way when Dis
trict Attorney Lanfdon interrupted at
4:3 p. m. to ask an adjournment to
permit Boxton to attend "a very im
portant meeting of the board of super
visors," called for 3 o'clock.
Judge Lawler consented aftar it
appeared that President Scott of the
Pacific States company, the next wit
ness on the prosecution's list, was not
in attendance, though he had been
specially summoned.
"I wish it distinctly understoad," the
judge said, "that any witnesses who
are absent when court opens at 11
o'clock tomorrow, will be brought
here by process. No witnesses will
be excused from attending, no matter
who they are or what their business
engagements, without the sDecial per
mission of the court."
The first and only important ques
tion asked Dr. Boxton in cross-exam
ination, before he was excused brought
out the answer that the supervisorlal
caucus, at which a majority of the 18
supervisors decided to abandon the
Pacific States Telephone company
by whom, according to their confes
sions to the grand jury, they had been
bribed-and vote a franchise to the
Home company, was held in the office
of Mayor Schmitz on the Sunday even
ing preceding February 26, 1906. Box
ton's cross-examination by Delmas will
be resumed tomorrow morning.
Lightning Strikes Tanks and Property
Loss Is Great.
Bridgeport, Ill., July 11.-After
working all day cramming the streets
in which ran rivers of blazing oil, from
the exploding tanks of an oil refinery
west of the village, the citizens of
Bridgeport today managed to save
their homes from a fate somewhat
'similar to that of Pompeii. Dykes were
made to cut off the flames from the
residences and the damage was con
fined to the reginery and its vicinity.
Tne loss will total $150,000. No lives
were lost. The tanks were struck by
lightning and ignited.
Loss Will Cause Great Distress to the
Desert Country.
Las Vegas, 'Nev., July 11.-The Ar
mour Packing company's $125,000 ice
'plant, with 700 tons of lee, was totally
destroyed by fire tonight. The plant
was one of the largest in the south
west and the only icing station on
the 'Salt Lake road between California
and Salt Lake City. The loss will
cause great distress to a large desert
territory and may interfere with re
frigerator car service over the route.
Washington, July 11-Avigorous pro
test was received by the government
ment from the Japanese and Korean
Expulsion league, the headquarters of
which are at Seattle, against what is
asserted to be an organized traffic in
Japanese women, who, it is alleged,
are brought to this country in large
numbers for immoral purposes.
Bowling Green Ky., July 11.-The
State. Bar association convened here
today with a large attendance of the
most prominent lawyers of the state.
President Rouse of Covington presid
ing. Hon. Judson Harmon of Cincin
nati addressed the convention tonight,
Pittsburg, July 11.-Today begins
the second annual pow wow of the Or
der of Kokoal and already there are
several hundred delegates and, mem
bers present.
Eight Italians Overcome by White
Hazelton, Pa., July 11.-Eight Ital
ian mine workers were believed to
have been killed by white damp in an
abandoned mine stope today. One was
afterward gotten out alive.
Two of the men were sent into the
mine to measure the water. Tben two
more went to assist them. It was be
lieved that the force was inadequate
and the others were ordereI to help
them. When the men did not return
an investigation was made and the
presence of the deadly white damp
was discovered.
Santa Fe System to Open New Route
to Coast.
New Orleans, La., July 11.-Tle
Picayune tomorrow will say: Plans
of the, Santa Fe system for entering
New Orleans and establishing a new
transcontinental route from the Guuf
of Mexico to the Pacific ocean were
made known today by the visit of the
officials of the Santa Fe system to
New Orleans. General Superintend
ent Maxon, Chief Engineer Felt and
General Freight Agent Hershy of
the Gulf, Colorado and 'Sant Fe made
an inspection preliminary o effecting
a traffic arrangement with the Gould
lines, whidh will put the Santa ie
Texas lines into New Orleans by Sep.
tember 15.
Officer Soy Arrests Culprit on South
Billy Owens was arrested last night
by Officer Soy for attempting to pick
a man's pocket in a south side saloon.
The man whose pocket he attempted
to go through was a grader from one
of the railroad grading camps near
the city and was known to have a
large amount of money on his per
son. Soon after the arrest the man
who complained of having the pocket
picked could not be found.
Ambassador Aoki and Admiral Ya
mamoto Blame Yellow Journals and
Think That Excitement Will Soon
Pass-Visit Navy Yard.
New York, July 11.-Two distin
guished Japanese took occasion today
to say that there was no unfriendly
feeling between the Japanese and
Americans and to decry the undue im
portance attributed by some to trivial
The champions of peace and friend
ship between the two countries were
Baron Yamamoto, a guest of the city,
and Viscount Aoki, the Japanese am
bassador, who came from Washington
this morning to attend the reception
and luncheon given by the Japanese
Society of America in honor of Ad
miral Yamamoto. In the course of a
formal statement Ambassador Aoki
"There exists between the two gov
ernments no difficulty or illfeeling of
whatever sort. There is not the slight
est cause for anxiety in the American.
Japanese relations and if there is any
anxiety it is not because of the ac
tual existence of any difficulty be
tween the two countrfes, but because
of the influence of some unwarranted
press talk that often tends to drive
even the calmest temper of the pub
lic into a whirl of tempestuous rage."
Speaking at the luncheon at the
Hotel Astor, Admiral Yamamoto spoke
in a similar strain.
Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, com
manding the Atlantic fleet, said that
when the newspapers of the country
stopped making war between Japan
and the United States, the people
would come to their senses and a bet
ter feeling would exist.
During the day the Japanese admiral
and his retinue visited the navy yard.
They spent some time inspecting the
different buildings and Admiral Ev
ans' flagship, the Connecticut.
Washington, July 11.-A dispatch re
ceived at the navy department today.
declared that there is no foundation
for the report that apprehension ex
ists for the safety of the dry dock
Dewey, at Olongapo, because of ru
mors that an attempt would be made
to blow it: up. The dock is guarded by
about 700 marines.
Left by Two Strangers to Die in Chin
ese Rooming House-Discovered by
Police and Taken to Hospital in
Unconscious Condition.
E. H. Cadell, a telegrapher who has
been working at Laurel, was found
unconscIous early last, evening in
room 4 of the Southern hotel by the
police and died at 11:25 last hlght
from a broken skull and bruises which
it is believed were inflicted by un
known assailants.
Cadell was found lying fully dressed
in the room. His eyes were set and
his scalp laid open for several inches,
exposing a fracture in the skull. The
wound on the head looked as though
It had been made with a club or some
blunt instrument. He was terribly
beaten. His face and body were a
mass of bruises. Blood and dirt dried
and clotted in the wounds showed' that
the crime was committed several
hours before the injured man was
found and it is believed it was com
mitted some time Wednesdtiy hight..
There was not the slightest clue
to his assailants. The Chinese pro
prietor of the place declared that Ca
dell was taken to the lodgmng h.-use
early last evening by two men who
were strangers to him, and who paid
the injured man's room rent and went
away. Shortly afterwards the China
man telephoned the police that there
was a sick man In his house. Oficers
Lavelle and Baker and Chief Talgo
went to the hotel and hal the injured
man removed to the hospital. Dr.
Clark attended him ind after an exam
ination declared his injuries would be
From letters and a union card,
showing membership in the Order of
Railway Telegraphers, which were
found in his pocket, it was ascertained
that the man had recently worked at
Laurel. Besides these there was $12
in change found in the man's poci
This latter fact leads the police to
believe that the motive for the crime
was not robbery, unless Caded had a
larger sum of money and the $12 was
overlooked by the assailants. It is
believed he was assaulted and then
carried to the hotel and left in the
room. Coroner Smith took charge of
the body and will hold an inquest to
day. He will also make an effort to
communicate with relatives. of tae
dead man
Rapid Fire Gun Explodes While Sa-.
luting Governor Mead of Washington
Killing Soldier and Seriously Injur
ing Others.
Port Townsend, Wash., July 11.
One man killed and two seriously
burned, is the record of ceremonies
marking a reception to Governor
Mead and staff, at Fort Worden today.
As the visitors approached the dock
in the United States engineers' boat,
General Wilson, a governor's salute of
17 guns was fired from a rapid fire
battery. - One gun became overheated,
and as the charge was driven home,
it exploded. Private Tobasen, Sixty-sec
ond regiment, received the full force of
the charge, whicih blew off one arm
and badly mashed his head, forcing
both eyes out of the sockets. The in
jured man died on the way to the
hospital. Privates Gilbert and Mc
Cracken, also of the Sixty-second reg
iment, were seriously burned and Mc
Cracken lost one eye.
The firing squad wos under the com
mand of Lieut. John Olmstead.
Appointed Director of Mint, Vice Geo.
E. .berts, Resigned.
Oyster Bay, July 1L-President
Roosevelt today appointed Frank A.
Leach of Oakland, Cal., director of the
mint to succeed George E. Roberts,
who resigned to accept the presiden
cy of the Commercial National bank
of Chicago, made vacant by the death
of James H. Eckles.
Mr. Leach is at present auperintend.
ent of tthe San Francisco mint. He.
will assume his new duties at Wash
ington late' in the present month.
New York, July 11.-President Msau
uel Amador of Panama, sailed tdasy
for a thres-g-aoths' tour of PQqpean5
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