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v i^ r vol. xxxvii. PrjTrl <^A TI7 ITV rPQ ny carkikh HVMBKB 2*o .J. J-V-Lv-iJIi . «_>U : I^UjxN 1O I>KK MONTH DIXON TRIAL IS AT END; REMOVAL SEEMS PROBABLE Commissioners Take the Charges Against Accused Captain Under Advisement LAWYER PLEADS FOR CLIENT Prosecution Rests Case Solely on L. Evidence Given by Witnesses After taking testimony all day yes terday and listening last night to an argument by the accused police cap tain's attorney, lasting for an hour and a half, the police commission took the charges against Capt. Charles E. Dlxon under advisement, stating that a de cision would he rendered at thn regu lar meeting of commission next Mon day night. While no authoritative. Information can be gained as to the verdict the commission will render, It Is generally rumored around the city hall that Dlxon will be dismissed from the de partment. Dlxon's friends all but con cede his official decapitation, alleging that from the attitude the commission . displayed yesterday during the Investi gation, and last evening during the argument of the case, they have reason to believe that Dlxon will lose his position. Conjecture Is listing the commission ers and the mayor Into those favorable and unfavorable to the accused cap tain, but no two lists are alike. An imperturbable mien Is affected by the Inquisitorial bod^-^Tid no commission er Will divulge fry t"he slightest hint how he intends to vote. ~- LAWYERS CLOSE CAST! i 't W. Ona Morton mnde a lengthy plea for his client, but the commissioners did not seem to be greatly Impressed by his words. As the last words of his appeal were spoken a hurried mo tion to take the matter under advise ment was made, ana the commission adjourned. Deputy City Prosecutor Sidney Reeve did not argue the case, but relied solely, he said, on the evi dence bearing on the case, presented at the numerous sessions of the com mission. The charges against Dlxon originated with the filing of a complaint ngalnst the police official on June 9 by William D. (rage, who alleged that Dlxon ap plied opprobrious epithets to him, ac cusing htm of being guilty of Immoral practices. The first hearing of the charges I occurred on June 20, followed by ! Inquisitorial meetings on June 22 and 27 of the same month, on July 1 and yesterday. From the Gage charges others followed, tho mayor making the assertion that the commission would sift any and all charges that would bo brought against Dlxon, "If It took all summer to do It." The session yesterday provided a tale that held trite lobby crowd breath less with Interest. When Clara Vernon took the stand to tell of her life In the quarter where the red lights burned there was a craningl of necks to get a look at the woman. ■ DELAYED REFOBT A YEAR .Officer P. A. Whaling told of his visit to tho "Dixie,", a house kept by Blanche Ryan at 315 New High street, In com pany with Captain Dlxon on the night that Jim Hale was ■ robbed of a dia mond locket. He Paid that he and the captain went to the second floor of the house together and Dixon ordered the witness to return to the street to ascertain If anyone was loitering about the front door. On Whaling's return Dixon was In a room with the Ryan woman. A coat and vest were lying bofore them on a table. Whaling found a race track admission ticket In one of the pockets of the coat, slgi.ed with the name of J. G. Hale. He discovered Halo In a badly intoxicated condition in a nearby room. "When did you make a report of this affair?" was asked. "About a year later," responded Whaling. "Captain Dlxon said to me, 'I want you to mnke out a report on that Hale case, as a bunch of fellows are trying: to pet me." "• James O. Hale, tho "Jim" Hale of the affair, told of his experience in thp "Dixie" January Ift, 1907. He ad mitted being intoxicated. Bring as signed to a room there, he fell into a stupor, from which he roused nt the Ryan woman's command to take an other room farther down the hall. How his locket disappeared he could not state. The witness said he employed n man to do some detective work in ;ittr.mpt inp to locate tho missing lockot smd that the man reported to him that presents had been sent from tho "Dix ie" to Captain Dixon's homo. One list of presents consisted of two turkeys and a vase, according to the witness. Attorney Morton led Kale over hla route on the night of the loss of his locket, but could not disabuse his mind of the Idea that the locket had boen stolen while he was In the "Dixie." TOPHAM DENOUNCES WITNESS Commissioner Topham put Halo through a cross examination. Hale ad mitted that the Boston lodging houso. which he was running, had boen raided on several occasions. "I want to put myself on record," said Topham, "that the evidence piven by a man keeping 1 a house such as ttM character of the Bonton must not be very pood." Detective ("!. A. Jones seemed to pro duce a favorable impression on tho commission by the direct manner in which he pave his testimony concern ing the Investigation he made of the Ryan woman and Inmates of the "Dix ie" on tho day following the loss of Hale's locket. Ho said that Blanche Rynn claimed she was a good friend of Captain Dixon. "I snid to Captain Dixon." continual the witness, "do you knnw this Ryan woman?" He said he did and then I asl.ed him if she was nil right. Dix on replied: "Yes, she's all right." Jones wont on to say that the wom an was a erased of having stolon dia mond! at several places and disposed of h number to a man in Qoldfleid, rinra Vernon, who at one time con ducted a disreputable resort, took the stand next, amid a stir of interest •>': (Continued on Fas* Three) ;■'* -. . LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY ' FORECAST Los Angeles anil vicinity— Thursday), moderately warm; light south winds. Maxi mum temperature yesterday 03 degrees) minimum temperature 61 degrees. . .'. LOS ANGELES Physicians allege Vcra B. Schaupp, victim of Insanity, dangerous only to herself. PAGE 13 Los I Angeles orphans to enjoy outing at Venice July 12. PAGE 5 Proposed antl-plcketlng ordinance Is un just. Is strikers' argument before legis lation committee of city council. PAGE 8 Judge retlcs nuptial knot after granting divorce to plaintiff. PACK 8 Elmer E. Rowell asks for probation In order to work and pay his creditors. FAQS) 8 Lee de Forest, Inventor of wireless tele phone, lectures at Y. M. C. A. l'A(ll) I Land owners enraged at (161,000 assess ment. , I'AOH 9 Sign posts to water and roads on desert urged. ;, PAGia I Llnculn-Rooscvelt officials urge voters to contribute to campaign fund and free slate of machine domination. PAGE 13 Prlnclplo of direct primary law Is upheld by secretary of Lincoln-Roosevelt league. PAGE 13 Two hundred enthusiastic Elks leave for Detroit to boost Los Angeles at big gathering of antlered herds. PAGE 1 Wagon load of officers on trail of burg lars discover* deteotlves victims of mistaken Identity. PAGE IS County tax against service corporations show bit gain over year of 1909. PAGE 8 Y. M. C. A. opens second annual sum mer school for boys. PAGE 8 Worry over business drives grocer to suicide. PAGS3 8 Walter F. Hrlscoe. under Indictment here, thwarts law by committing suicide In Rochester. PAGE IS Fin* caused by cigar stub In hay de stroys much property and burns one horse to death. PAGE 1 Police commission takes charges against dipt. Dixon under advisement; friends fear verdict against officer. PAGE 1 Seize former auto company cashier charged with attempt to murder wlfo. PAOB 4 Editorial and letter box. PAGE 12 Society, music and clubs. PAGE 6 Marriage licenses, borths and deaths. PAGE 14 News of the courts. PAGE 8 Municipal affairs. PAGE 8 Mining and oil fields. PAOB 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 Sports. PAGES 10-11 Personals. PAGE 6 Politics. , PAGE 13 City brevities. I'AGE 13 Classiaed advertising. PAOES 14-16 Citrus fruit report. PAGE « Building permit*. PAGI3 « Shipping. ' PAGE • Theaters. , PAGE 5 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena board of trade Indorses plans for Intermediate bridge over Arroyo Ssco. ;; . ,, „, .., ....,.-,, i' v >•!■■ 9 High tides at Long Beach do $50,000 damage to structures. ' PAGE 5 Pasadena makes elaborate plans for re ceiving delegates to American Insti tute of Homeopathy. PAGE 14 Dr. Lee De Forest gives successful demonstration of wireless telephone at Ocean Park. PAGE 14 Ten-year-old boy saves life of child who fell Into canal at Venice. PAGE 14 J. G. Parish, Long Beach attorney, '"--' who was suffering pains In head, ends life with revolver. ■ PAGE 14 COAST ~~ Negro not Inferior but will become ex tinct. says Prof. Hamilton. PAGE 0 Finding of bullet In skull of Tamalpals skeleton deepens mystery. . PAGE 11 EASTERN Central American republics may make con certed protest against policy of United States In Nicaragua. ■ PAGE 1 Ju / -finds bleached flour Is adulterated and misbranded. Government wins big victory under pure food law. PAGE 1 Four hundred thousand dollars in bonds reported missing from Carnegie Trust Co. -. PAGE 1 Public administrator stops payment on check sent fiancee by artist before 'he committed sulofcle. PAGE 2 New York editors discuss attitude of print paper trust. PAGE 2 Steamer Grand Republic, sister ship to 11l- ' fated General Slocum, catches afire, but » quick run to dock averts serious results. PAGE a Editors and publishers of Unitarian paper have strife and opposition sheet will be started. . PAGE 2 Bankers and postmasters slow to demon strate Interest In new postal savings bank law. PAGE 2 Archbishop declares against equal rights for women. PAGE 2 rational academy of arts assured, says President Alexander. PAGE 2 Senator Cummins of lowa Is ordered by doctors to take long rest, because of condition of his heart. Denies he Is 111. PAGE 3 Chicago university divinity school faculty formulates "New Christianity." PAGE 3 Roosevelt to confer with Insurgents to- ' morrow. PAGE 3 Roosevelt indorses Hughes' attitude In di rect primaries. • . PAGE 3 Throng attend Fuller funeral in Maine chapel. PAGE 6 One man killed and score Injured when cyclone wrecks circus In South Da kota. .PAGE 1 FOREIGN London authorities rind no reaon for wo man posing as man twenty-five years. PAUH 9 MINING AND OIL , • McKlttrlck power plant wrecked In J operation. 'PAGE 6 Claim Jumpers settle on Honolulu prop erty and buildings are torn down. PAGE 6 Coalinga companies bring In new wells and keep up steady drilling. . PAGE 6 USE LADDER TO RAID ALLEGED GAMBLING DEN LONG BEACH, July 6.—Two police officers, using a ladder to reach the second story of an apartment house on The Pike knows as the Esplanade, en tered a room tonight and arrested sev en men on a charge of gambling. Their fines totaled $1000, but only one could pay. The others are in jail. Those ar raated and the sums they were fined follow: Fred Kenner, said to be the owner of the game, fined $300; William Miller, William Patera and Fred Oroavenor, booked as cappers, $200 each; Eoy An derson, said to be the lwokout, $50; Ed Johnson and W. G. Richards, players, $25 each. ' THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1910. POLICY OF U.S. IN CENTRAL AMERICA TO BE PROTESTED Southern Republics to Take Con certed Action at Confer ence of Nations GOVERNMENT IS WATCHING List of Competent Diplomats Will Represent State Department at Big Convention [Associated Press] WASHINGTON, July 6.—That at least three and perhaps more of the Central and South American republics will make a concerted protest of some kind at the coming International con ference of Americun states at Buenos Ayres against tho Central American policy of the United States is the pos sibility being discussed in diplomatic circles hero. Rumors to this effect have been per sistent, and some responsible Latin- American representatives admitted their approximate truth, though none would permit himself to be quoted. The rumors have led to lively ex changes of Information among the Central and South American diplo mats here. Officials of the state department are watching the situation closely. Some of the more radical of the Spanish-Americans are said to favor a Latin-American alliance against the United States. It is generally con ceded, however, that formal action of this nature is unlikely. NO OFFICIAL. PROTEST Tho most that can be regarded as probable is that the republics Inter ested will give the United States to understand diplomatically that the principles represented In the attitude of this government on the east coast of Nicaragua will not be accepted willingly as a part of the International law of the Americas. It Is hardly likely that this protest, If made, will become a part of the official proceed ings of the conference. Notwithstanding a statement by the Venezuelan government on the sub ject, it is still reported here that the Venezuelan delegates will be the lead ers In protesting against the attitude of the United States and that at least the other governments will share the responsibility of the movement. Doubt exists in Washington as to Just what steps of the government of the United States have been distaste ful to the sister republics. The only points mentioned in this connection was first phrased by Madriz, presi dent of the government at Managua, when lie protested against the action of American, marines in preventing an attack by the Madriz forces on the city of Bluefields. This was done on the ground that the American Interests are extensive there and followed the precedent of the British government in prohibiting: fighting in Greytown. Later the Venus was prohibited by the American officials from firing on Bluefields. MAIUiIZ MAKES PROTEST "According to international law," said Madriz In a note to the American consul at Managua, "no neutral gov ernment may - impede or disturb In time of war legitimate military opera tions of belligerents. "Foreigners equally with citizens are subject to the contingencies of these operations." Madriz not only meant this to be communicated to the American gov ernment, but has protested to every Central and fiouth American govern ment against the attitude of the United States. On the diplomacy of the American delegates to the conference may de pend largely the outcome of the mat ter. In this delegation are such ex prienced diplomats as Henry White, ambassador to Italy and later to France; Dr. John Bassett Moore, a recognized authority on international law; Enoch Herbert Crowder of Mis souri; Lewis Nixon of New York; Bernard Moses of California; Lamar Charles Quintero of Louisiana; Paul Samuel Reinsche ot Wisconsin, and David Kinley of Illinois. MEXICO DESIRES PEACE IN CENTRAL AMERICA Expresses Wish for Termination | of Nicaraguan Troubles WASHINGTON, July 6.—Manifesting an earnest desire that the Nicaraguan troubles be terminated as speedily as possible, there has been an important exchange of views between the United States and Mexico. This information was given out at the state department today, and the communications were described as most cordial. The department is said to possess no knowledge of tho reported growth of an anti-American feeling in Central American countries and of the appeal b ythem to Mexico and Argentina to intervene. The fac that a financial agent of the Honduiai# government is now in the United States negotiating a large loan with New York bankers which would come before the govern ment for Its sanction is taken by the officials here as proof of the friendly relations and neutral interests of the two governments. The demonstration of students in Salvador some time ago has been in terpreted her as mere school boy pranks. COMMISSIONER'S DAUGHTER MARRIES GREEK MINISTER NOUWICK, Conn., July 6.—Miss Anna Ewing Cockrell, daughter of Francis M. Cockrell, member of the interstate commerce commission, and former United States .senator from Missouri, and Lamitos A. Oorominalas, minister of Greece to the United States, were married in tills city to day at the home of the bride's sis ter, Mrs. Edson F. Gallaudet. The service of the Greek church wa,s uaed. Elks White Squadron Drill Corps, Which Is on Its Way to Detroit, and Two Prominent Members of 99 * TWO HUNDRED ELKS LEAVE FOR DETROIT White Squadron in Lead of Big Band of Boosters Bound for Convention Two hundred Elks, each an en thusiastic booster for Southern Cali fornia, are on their way to the Elks' reunion and grand lodge meeting in Detroit. They left last night at 9 o'clock. Eight coaches, including a baggage and a dining car, are included in the splendid train which the Santa Fe company provided for the travelers. Los Angeles is to be -widely adver tised by the crack White Squadron. It will spread the fame of the Golden state and its southern metropolis in every city. In addition, it Is believed that the large delegation will bring back the prize for total mileage. It is a long way to Detroit, lind as two hun dred are going, the total mileage will be large. There Is a prize for the delegation showing the largest total. Probably one hundred automobiles were used in transporting the Elks and their families to the Santa Fe station, and in carrying the Jovial friends who went that far with them to bid them bon voyage. Several hundred other friends went to the station on street cars, and when the train rolled out there was a great crowd to chorus its farewells. A band provided music. The train carries a banner inscribed: "Los Angeles 99. Elks' Special to Detroit, Mich." At Chicago the White Squadron will stop long enough to show the people of the windy city what it can do in fancy steps and evolutions, and adver tise the resources of Southern Cali fornia, In this connection the special train Is carrying east a great mass of information about California which will be disseminated along the way, and particularly among the thousands of Elks who will gather in Detroit. ELKS ON WAY PHOENIX, Ariz., July 6.—A special, modern, fully equipped train of seven cars left Phoenix tonight over the Southern Pacific for Detroit, loaded with Arizona Elks and friends, bound for the annual convention. RUEF'S ATTORNEY RAISES JURISDICTION QUESTION Judge Lawler's Right to Hear the Case Is Attacked SAN FRANCISCO, July 6.—Wlitn Abraham Rucf, under sentence of four teen years' imprisonment for the brib ery of former Supervisor Furey and at liberty on bail, appeared before Supe rior Judge Lawler today to show cause j why he should not be remanded Into i custody, his attorney, Thomas Dozier, attacked the jurisdiction of tho court In the matter on the ground that as ; R '.ef had been admitted to bail by j Judge Cabaniss, while acting for Judge Lawler, tho question at Issue | properly should go before tho appellate ( court. Attorney Dozier stated that un til the court had passed on the point he had raised the introduction of med ical testimony to show Ruefa physi cal condition would be deferred. When Attorney Dozier had finished | the hearing was continued by consent i until tomorrow, when Assistant District Attorney Berry will reply for the pros ecution. CORPORATION FUNDS NOT WANTED BY REPUBLICANS INDIANAPOLIS, July 6.—The finance committee of the Republican state com mittee at its flrst campaign meeting has decided not to accept contributions to the fund from corporations. "We realize," said State Chairman Lee, "that the question of funds is a Berious one. We do not expect to raise a large fund. In fact, we don't believe it will take a largo amount of money to run the campaign. "The state committpe this year start ed even, and It hopes by bare-legged and shivering economy to break even at the end." HARDING MADE A PEER LONDON, July 6.—Sir Charles Hard Ing, whoM appointment us viceroy of India in succession to the earl of Minto was officially announced June 10, has been elovated to the peerage. CIGAR STUB CAUSE OF $30,000 BLAZE Livery Stable, One Horse, Hay and Adjoining Buildings Destroyed Fire supposed to have been caused by a lighted cigar being carelessly thrown into a pile of hay in the livery stable of S. Krieges, 407 Turner street, shortly before 9 o'clock last night, de- Btroyed two one-story frame buildings, damaged a cottage and entailed a loss of $3U,250. The blaze started in the feed room of the stable about forty feet from the front entrance. Patrolman L. L. Oak ley was passing the place and saw the flames leaping ot the roof of the build ing. He quickly telephoned in an alarm and then turned his attention to saving the horses that were in the rear of the building. Oakley succeeded in getting out eleven animals. One horse would not move from its stall and was burned to death. By the time the patrolman had ftaken the last horse out of the stable the flames had spread rapidly and the en tire building was on fire. When the firemen reached the scene the building at Turner and Alameda streets occupied by S. Ishimitsu & Co., wholesale liquor dealers, 303-310 North Alameda street; T. Nichi, barber, 304 North Alameda street, and B. Goishi, pool room, 300-302 North Alameda street, which abuts the stable, was burning. The buildings were one-story frame structures and built many years ago. The flames spread rapidly, and the liquor stored in the rear of Ishimitsu's piece caught flre and made the task of subduing the flames more difficult. From the liquor store the flre ate its way through the wooden walls to the barber shop of Nichi and then burst through the roof, sending the sparks high in air. Pieces of blazing wood fell on the roof of the cottage adjoining the liquor store at 312 North Alameda street, and soon the roof was ablaze. This house is occupied by N. Sasaki, who conducts a boarding house there. Extra lines of hose were laid to the cottage and the firemen directed their efforts to savingl the dwelling. Because of the dryness of the old shingle roof the flames ate through it and the fire men experienced considerable difficulty in saving the building. In the meantime additional flre ap paratus had been rushed to the scene iind a number of streams were being thrown on the blazing buildings. The bright illurr-ination of the burning structures attracted hundreds of per sons, and the police found it necessary to rope off a space to prevent the crowd from interfering with the firemen. The officers had little trouble In handling the throng, and when word ivas passed that a quantity of oil w.ih stored in the rear of the liquor estab lishment and might explode at any time, the crowd gave way and kept at a safe distance. The heaviest loser is Tshimitsu, pro prietor of the liquor store. The com pany carrlad a itock of mo.ooo worth of liquors of various kinds, tobaccos, cigars ami merchandise. The stock was insured for $20,000. which is esti mated to be the amount of the damage to the goods. Tho loss to the contents of the bnr hi-r shop is estimated at ÜBO. The damafri to B. Goishi's pool room is $100. He carried $250 insurance. The boarding house of Sasnki was flooded with water and his loss will reach $500. In the livery stable ten wagons and for.r buggies were destroyed. $-)0n worth of hay and grain was burned tip and one horse was killed. Tho proprietor of the place fixes his loss at $3000 on tn« contents and $1500 on the building. Krieges carried $2000 insurance on the stnblo. P. Goldstein attempted to lead a horse from the burning stable shortly after the first started and was kicked on the left leg by tho frightened ani mal. He was taken to the receiving hospital for treatment. The damage to the building occupied by the Japanese is estimated at $5000. JOHN D. AND ILL WIFE ON SUMMER VACATION CLEVELAND, July 6.—John D. Rockefeller, accompanied by Mrs. Rockefeller and a retinue of servants, arrived here today to pass the sum mer at "Forest Hall," his home in East Cleveland. The big ostate has been In readiness for several week*, but Mr. Rockefel ler's arrival was delayed by the illness of Mrs. Rockefeller. She Is said to be greatly Improved. SINGLE COPTICS• "Air.V 2<" ON TRAINS Be OA-LT V*AJJ-J V^WX ILjD. SUNDAYS So. ON TRAINS 10a, ABOVF —EDWARD MAIER. CENTER— THE WHITE SQI'ADItON. BELOW — THOS. A. DARMODY. $400,000 IN BONDS REPORTED MISSING Investigation of Carnegie Trust Co.'s Funds Being Made by Grand Jury NEW YORK, July 6.— Following a conference of District Attorney Whi tman and former Justice Kenner. coun sel for the Carnegie Trust company, it was reported today that the grand jury was investigating the, alleged disap pearance of $400,000 worth of bonds de posited with the company as security for a loan. While District Attorney Whitman admitted that an investiga tion was In progress, Moses H. Grose man, counsel for the Carnegie company, stated that the story was untrue. Mr. Groseman said: "The bonds are here and all the col lateral, and when the loan we made is paid we will turn them over." District Atorney Whitman said this evening: "There is no evidence in the posses sion of this office which reflects in any way on the financial responsibility or management of the Carnegie Trust company, or upon any of Its officers, or the board of directors." Joseph B. Reichmann, president of the company, said: "There has not been a defalcation of a single dollar in this institution. All we know about the matter is that a dispute between the broker who bor rowed from us as to how many bonds the client delivered to the broker orig inally." Mr. Reichmann appends to his state ment a declaration of a state bank ex aminer saying that the bonds in ques tion were counted today and found in tact in the vaults of the company. HIGHWAY COMMISSION CLEARS TAFT'S SON Hold Youth Blameless for Injury * to Laborer BOSTON, July 6.—To no , fault of Robert H. Taft, son of President Taft, was due the injury which the automo bile he was driving caused to Michael Tithwalls, an Italian laborer, June list, according to the finding <>f the Massachusetts highway commission made public tonight. Young Taft's operator's lie. use, which has been held up pending an Investigation of the accident, will now be renewed on application. The statement says impartial eye witnesses testified that Taft when ap proaching a number of men at wo;k on the road blow the horn of his car and proceeded slowly. The man who was hurt stepped directly in front of the automobile and was knocked do,wn. SUSPEND DYNAMITE OVER ROAD HARRIMANS TRAVEL GOSHEN, N. V., July 6.—A dynamite cartridge hanging from a tree at a height where a covered automobile would strike and explode it was found today above the road over which the Harriman automobiles travel. Th.; late E. H. Harriman, his wife and daughters have always been popu lar in Orange county and there is no explanation for what appears an alarm- Ing piece of malice. CENTS J JURY FINDS THAT BLEACHED FLOUR IS ADULTERATED Government Also Proves Mis branding and Wins Complete Victory Over Millers PURE FOOD LAW IS UPHELD Defendants Claim Decision Will Cost Southwestern Farmers $15,000,000 a Year [Associated Press] KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6.—"We, the jury, find that the flour seized was adulterated. "We, the jury, find that the flour seized was misbranded." These two verdicts were returned in the federal court here today by the jury that»for more than five week 3 has listened to testimony for and against the charge of the government that the 625 sacks of flour bleached and sold by the Lexington Mill and Elevator com pany of Lexington, Neb., and seized by the government while in possession of the purchaser, a grocer at Castle, Mo., were adulterated and misbranded. The verdict, returned after seven hours of deliberation, was a complete victory for the government, which prosecuted the suit under the national pure food and drugs act. The government charged that the flour was adulterated In that It was bleached by the Alsop process, which makes use of nitrogen peroxide In bleaching flour. Misbrandlng was charged in that the flour seized was labeled fancy patent, which the govern ment contended it was not, because it was not made from a first grade hard winter wheat. Bruse Elliott, chief counsel for the millers, made the following statement after the jury had reported: "This case was not one that should have been tried by a jury. I called personally upon president Taft and as sured him all the millers desired was a fair test case. MILLERS WILL APPEAL "The president assured me the millers would not be harried and that a fair test should be had. Immediately there after, under orders of the attorney gen eral, these seizures began In different parts of the country. We started out to defend the cases on the assumption that the government would permit them to be tried before a referee. "President Roosevelt appointed a board of scientific men for just such a purpose, and the board has settled many cases that came up under the pure food law, such, for instance, as the benzoate of soda case. But when this case came to trial the attorney general refused to let this board act and insisted on a jury trial. Attorneys for the millers will file a motion for a new trial within twenty days. Arguments on it will be heard by Judge McPherson about September 1. Millers say that the bleached flour decision will handicap the farmers of the southwest to the extent of $15,000, --000 to $15,000,000 a year. They say the old differential of 5 cents a bushel in vogue in Chicago and St. Louis mar kets will soon reappear. They further say that farmers of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska will lose 5 cents a bushel on their present crop and that hard winter wheat soon will be selling at 25 cents a bushel less than at present. Already millers are consid ering the establishment of bleaching stations in states where the use of bleached flour is not prohibited. Thus, they say, they may avoid the Interstate commerce law. STORM WRECKS CIRCUS; ONE DEAD, MANY HURT Minnesota and South Dakota Are Visited by Heavy Winds and Rain ST. PAUL, July s.—"Western Minne sota and eastern South Dakota were visited last evening by severe wind and electrical storms, which may have caused loss of life and great damage to cities and farming communities. The storm seems to have followed a well defined path from Benson and Madison, Minn. Details are meager. Wires are down west from these points, and telephone and telegraph messages could not be sent through at points on the Great Northern and Minneapolis & St. Louis roads from these cities as fur west as Watertown, S. D., where the storm ap pears to have passed Itself. Reports received from Breckenridge, Minn.; Grand Forks, N. D.; Sioux Falls and Brookins, S. D., toll of bad storms and much damage Inside the storm belt, but details are lacking. From Watertown, S. D., comes a re port of one dead and a score, more or less. Injured. The main tent and menagerie tent of a big circus are In ruins, and two horses were killed as the result of a cyclonic storm there last night. The dead man was a circus employe and the Injured are said to bo performers. A large crowd was In the circus tent at Watertown when the storm broke. The management of the circus warned the spectators and there was a stam pede for the exits as the tent bepan to sway and the big poles were lifted from the ground. The animals in the menagerie tent were locked In thalr cages and the elephants had been load ed on the cars when It was sefln a storm was coming. This undoubtedly averted a stampede. The spectators had bately left thu tent when the first gust ripped Iho canvas Into ribbons. The cunvas caught fire from the lamps and vrm* carried blazing into the air.