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DELEGATES OF LABOR FEDERATION
Accompanying the Officers of the Executive Council Attend Twenty-Fourth Annual Convention Continued on Page ; 2, Column . 1. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 13. — The death is announced of the Vicar Ca tholus Ahtemur, together with ht3 secretary near Van. It la presumed they were assassinated. ALEPPO. Asiatic Turkey. Nov. 13. Advices have been received here that Eckhardt. the German Consular agent at Ufra. has been severely beat en by Turkish soldiers. WASHINGTON. Now 13.— Major Leonard Hay, U. S. A., retired, brother of Secretary of State John Hay. died last night at the Hay homestead\ in Warsaw, 111., in his seventieth year. The late Major, Hay was . the head of the family In this country. Secretary Hay will leave to-morrow to attend the funeral. Secretary Hay's Brother Dead. MAY HAVE BEEN' KTTiT.FI> BY 3IURDEROUS TURKS WI3U2S DOWN IN BALTIMORE. The main questions that will come •np, according, to the president, are the oft-repeated discussions of trade juris diction and affiliation of labor bodies. In • the opinion of President Gompers the time. is not yet ripe for the gather- Ing of. foreign labor bodies into an in ternational federation, with the possi ble .exception of a combination of the longshoremen of the world. • :> President Gompers left Washington last Sunday and stepped over in Indi anapolis .and Chicago for conferences with- labor leaders. On the long jour ney i to * the ' coast' the executive . council "met./daily. on the train, the sessions oftenlasting all'day. During this time the secretary, and treasurer formulated their; reports to - the convention, as did also ; Mr/" Gompers. These reports will be" presented at the session to-day. believe that this federation will be 'committed to any political party, whatever its name, whatever its claim or whatever its pretense. The only saf e ; course for . organized labor to adopt Is one of absolute non-committal to 'any political party. There may be five or six delegates with socialistic leanings, but any resolution looking to ward the adoption of socialistic tenets will, : I am sure, meet with the disap proval ! of an overwhelming majority." LONG CREEK. Ore.. Nov. 13. — The first suspect of the organized gang of stock thieves which has operated In Northern Grant County for several years has been found, and a dozen armed men have surrounded the camp in which the other members of the band are believed to have hidden. "Jim" Male Is the man arrested by Deputy Sheriff Coffey. The posse came upon him while he was sleeping in a cabin in the mountains several miles from here. The deputy and his posse feel confident that once the gang: in the mountain camp is captured, cattle rustling In this part of Eastern Ore gon will come to an end. Suspected Cattle Thief In Custody in Oregon. POSSE 3LXKES CAPTURE. With her companions deceased had been in the country to a dance. She resided with her mother and a sister and brother on TVeber avenue and was quite well known. Miss • Hudlcks was about 20 years of age and was of at tractive appearance. The remains were taken to the morgue and, the Coroner will hold an Inquest. The machine, which was a small one. was speeding along Main street about 4 o'clock this morning. Miss Hudick and Gillis were on the box with their backs to the other couple. In some unaccountable manner the skirts of the dead girl were caught In the wheel. She was jerked out and thrown with great force against an iron hitching post. In trying to hold her. Gillis was thrown 'and slightly injured. The machine was stopped as soon, as Gist • heard the - cry and the you'ne woman. was carried to a nearby restau rant. She expired as she was laid uoon the floor. I Her skull was . crushed . and her clothing had been nearly all^torn from her body. . STOCKTON, Nov. 13.— Miss Anna Hudlck was thrown from an automobile on Main street at an early hour this morning and almost Instantly killed. The unfortunate young: woman was one of four in the auto, the others being Tony Glllls, Sabe Gist and Mrs. Kluetch, a widowed sister of the de ceased. ...» "* £p«ci&l Dispatch to Ttas Call. Special Dispatch to Th« Call. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 13.— General Lew "Wallace' Is starving to death and has only, three weeks longer to live, ac cording to his own words In an inter view with a Minnesota editor and busi ness man: The famous author of "Ben Hur". declares his stomach is afflicted with* a strange malady and he cannot assimilate .his food. His, doctors have fixed the limit he puts on his life. LIMIT SET ON LIFE OF WALLACE AUTO RIDE ENDS WITH A FATALITY SALT LAKE CITY. Nov. 13.— One outlaw i3 dead and another is in jail mortally wounded as the result of a battle between cattle thieves and offi cers near Deeth. Nev.. to-day. , Sheriff Clark -and a deputy of Elko caught Jim McKelvey and Charier? Winslow in the act of skinning a steer of the Graham brand. When called upon to surrender they dropped behind the carcass of the animal and began firing at the officers. The latter sought shel ter and for twenty minutes the firing continued. Finally McKelvey sprang to his feet and fired. The shot was returned and McKelvey fell dead. A few minutes later "Winslow surrendered and was found to be mortally wounded. He was placed In jail at Elko. Elko County has been troubled with cattle thieves for some time, and the officers have been on the lookout for them. McKelvey was well known throughout the county. In regard to the withdrawal of the charter <rom the Chicago Federation of Labor/thus depriving it of affiliation with the American Federation, , Presi dent Gompers said that such action had been taken . before the council left Chicago.' As' to the seating of Delegate William G. Schardt of 'the Chicago body, Mr. Gompers said that . the com mittee on credentials would report on the case.' . Speaking* of socialism, , Mr. Gompers said : ."I cannot give expression to : my official' views, but! personally I do not Although declining to discuss the* ru mored change of officers. President Gompers, when interviewed • yesterday afternoon, said that he could not fore tell the action' or business of the con vention because it would all : be "intro duced by separate resolutions at no set time. -The sessions will be open to the public and, the resolutions ¦• introduced will be taken' up and threshed out on the floor of the convention hall. ," In the party that accompanied the president of the federation were the other members of the executive coun cil: Frank Morrison, secretary;' John B. Lennon, treasurer; vice presidents —James Duncan, John Mitchell, James O'Connell, Max Morris, Thomas I. Kidd, Denis A. Hayes, Daniel J. Keefe and William J. Spencer. Little of federation politics was dis cussed- last night at the headquarters and the, leaders refused to predict any definite convention action. There is an anti-Gompers sentiment in evidence, however, among. several of the dele gates and the rumor was around that Gompers may be retired from the'pres- Jdency and that James Duncan of New York elected to succeed him. Another rumor is that Gompers is to be appointed United States Labor Commissioner to succeed Carroll . D. Wright. President Gompers declined to make any predictions, regarding the work of 1 the? convention, as did , also Vice President Duncan, his possible successor. Duncan*has been mentioned as a candidate for several years, but he has never made the race, and this fact, the Gompers champions declare, is re sponsible for the mention of Duncan's name.' • Kean, Its secretary, and J, E. McDou gald, treasurer. This escort accompa nied the party acros3 the bay to this side, where the larger delegation form ing the committee of arrangements es corted them to their- headquarters at the Russ House and the Lick. HONORED HEAD OF. AMERICAN FEDERATION, WHO WILIi PRESIDE OVER CONVENTION. SHERIFF'S SHOOTING IS DEADLY Continucd on Page 2, Column 5. BALTIMORE, Nov. 13. — A snow, wind and rain storm which developed here early this morning'and continued through the day and night. caused an almost complete wreckage of the elec tric light, telegraph, telephone and trolley service. A number, of acci- Wind, Rain and Snow Almost Isolate the City. A careful watch has been maintained in the hope of rescuing any sailors that might be swept ashore. According to Carson it would mean certain death for the men to attempt to reach the shore in a small boat. At 9 o'clock to-night it -was feared that all on board had perished. The seas were breaking over the craft and it was not believed that she would bold together until daylight. She struck in a particularly exposed position, and no vessel could be expected to stand th» terrible pounding on the jagged rocks to which she was subjected. The nearest life-saving station on the north side of Vineyard Sound is at Cuttyhunk, twenty miles from Tar paulin Cove. On the south side of the sound there is a life-saving station at Gayh^ad. but that is too far away to have been of any service in to-day's disaster. Keeper Carson had no boat that could be launched, and, besides, the seas were so high that nothing 1 but a surf boat could escape almost instant destruction. No lights were shown from the schooner after she struck and no answer was given to the frequent hailings of Carson and Robinson. WOODS HOLE, N. S., Nov. 13.— The two-masted schooner Earcularius, Cap tain Nason, of Rockland. Maine, went ashore in a severe northeast gale short ly before dark to-night, about three quarters of a mile west of Tarpaulin Cove, on the Island of Naushen. At sunset the seas were breaking over the craft. No trace of the crew has been found. The vessel is in a particularly exposed condition and the "chance" 6t her being saved Is slight. • Keeper Carson of the Tarpaulin Cove lighthouse and a man named Robert eon, one o-f the keepers of the Forbes estate, saw the schooner when " she struck. It was Just before dark- and a terrific gale was blowing. The schooner was coming through Vineyard Sound from the eastward and was proceeding under her foresail, the gale being too fierce to permit more canvas being car ried. The schooner tacked and tried to work into the cove for anchorage, but the wind bore her off, and as^ she swung away she struck with a crash upon a ledge of rock not more than 100 yards from the lighthouse. Carson and Robinson were unable to render any assistance to the men on board. The crew numbered four men and all were plainly seen when the ves sel struck, but darkness set in almost immediately and nothing more was seen of them. Schooner. Goes Ashore and There Is So Trace of Hit Sailors. NEW YORK. Nov. 13.— New York is entirely cut off from the South and West to-nifht bv a fierce hurricane, accompanied by rain and snow, which is sweeping the Atlantic Coast. Start- Ing from Florida last r.ight. the storm of -wind and rain has come up the coast with almost cyclonic speed. Rain began falling in New York at 5 a. m., and early in the morning changed to wet enow. The wind, which had been blowing moderately, veered to the southeast, and shortly assumed hurricane proportions. At 6 o'clock to night the local Weather Bureau noted a velocity of forty-two miles an hour, "which increased to forty-eight at 8:30 o'clock. That ppeed kept up for several hours. At 10 o'clock the storm center WM at Block Island, where the baro r.if\cr shewed a pressure of 28.62 inches vitli the wind blowing serenty-six miles an hour. At Nantucket the barometer was a trifle hishtr. and the wind sixty miles. Wire service out of New York is tied up more effectively to-night than at try other time since thp blizzard of X&8S. The Western Union and tele graph companies have no direct com munication tvjth cities farther south than Baltimore, and all Western points as* cut off. The Postal has been ca bling tome of its most urgent mes sages to Canso, N. S.. from which point they are wired to Montreal and thence forwarded to Chicago over the Cana dian Pacific wires. ICE BREAKS THE WIRES. Late in the afternoon it was reported that over one hundred poles along the Ene Railway had ko«* down, putting thr I New Ynrk-Biift'alo-Chicaeo wires fr>y that route completely out of service, liecourse for a nhort time was taken to vires via Albany and Syracuse, but a few hour!* afterward the pressure of ice en the wires carried them. Doles and all, to the ground outside of Poughkeepsie, thereby effectively clos ins th« sfrvice. The Western Union Mas able to keep open the way to Bal timore. Philadelphia and most places in New Jersey, but business for other points. cave New England, was only accepted subject to delay. Communication between New York and Boston ovpr all lines vas uninter rupted. The telegraph officials are un eh!e to ctate the damage until they can communicate with the territories effected. Every effort is being made to-night to make repairs so that busi ness will be open to-morrow. Special trains were engaged on most of the roads running out of Jersey City and Boboken and dispatched lat«» this aft ernoon laden with wire-repairing gangs. REPAIRS WILL BE SLOW. Owing to the completeness of the tie- Tip the men do not anticipate much progress on repairs until daylight en ables them to examine thoroughly the extent of the damage. The long-dis tance telephone company has also been badly handicapped in its service. The Weather Bureau yesterday sent out warnings advising sea captains to remain in port over Sunday. Some damage was done in and around New York. Te-night the ferryboat Port Morris, running between College Point and Ninety-sixth 6treet, went athcre on a rocky ledge in Bowery Bay. There were ten passengers and the crew aboard. Owing to the heavy Eea it is impossible to eend wrecking boats to her, but a police boat has gone to the rescue. Owing to the fierce downpour the streets of New York were practically deserted to-day. The high wind played havoc with the street signs, ¦which fell in showers. Many windows were broken and a few passers-by were cut by the signs and flying glass. DAMAGE IN* THE HARBOR. The full force of the gale was felt in the harbor. Several boats, anchored off Staten Island dragged their anchors. Late in the evening a freight barge, apparently unloaded, was blown ashore during the height of the gcle in Sandy Hook Bay. The vessel lies in a very bad position, with every isea sweeping: her decks. The life eavers are standing: by, bat are unable to board the wreck. The fate of the crew is unknown. . Owing: to the high eeas in the upper • CREW PROBABLY LOST. ! harbor the ferry boats to Staten Is land were rompelled to tie up. The battleships Maine ar.d Missouri, which ere lying ic i'v ioidxtead off Tomkins ville. are ' ¦ .¦¦: •¦.oil. but have full steam up ai,<i C j-t-.h- anchors out. At Bellevue iii...-;>ita! the storm was felt- -severely. One of- the large elms standir*g on the. campus was blown down and half a dozen men narrowly escaped being crushed. Later on a tent occupied by eighteen tuberculosis patients was wrecked by the wind and the suffering people were exposed to the elements. They were removed ,to the hospital as soon as possible, al though most of them were drenched to the skin. At midnight the 'oral weather bu reau said 1.48 inches of rain and melt ed snow had fallen. It was predicted that the storm would be 'centered off the provinces 'to-morrow, thence pass-, ing out to sea. • "Now, so far as , the overcoat is con cerned this incident has no connection with the coon hunt. After the lire and the discovery of the tragedy Adolph came to me and stayed at. my home all night. Other friends were there with me.' He was composed. In the morning I loaned him my overcoat. There was no pistol in my. overcoat, and this pistol story has no connection with the coat. "When this. horrible catastrophe hap pened Adolph seemed to have no one to turn to, and simply out of. old time friendship I offered him a place in my home, for the night. I- think he is en tirely guiltless of this awful , char ee that he is, now accused of. I shall 6tand by him. bo long as I feel sure- he It Is reported that Adolph made a statement to-day to the effect that rob bery was the motive for the murder of his family. He could not imagine any other motive, it Is said he remarked. Adrian Wills, whose name figured conspicuously at the inquest last night in connection with the coon hunt, the overcoat and the pistol, said to-day: "I am placed before the public in a very unenviable position. Adolph and I were friends In early boyhood, but about four years ago we drifted apart. He suddenly became inclined to follow solitary mirsuits and gave up his time to reading and a study of the occult. He read all kinds of books, both good and bad. He only -read the bad books to make him understand and appreciate the good in the good books. In fact, we had entirely drifted apart until the coon hunt. Then one of the boys invited Adolph to go on the hunt. Adolph came. Previously to this time Adolph had been apparently full of vigor and life and was inclined .to athletic sports.. He had been a baseball player,. and a good one. On the coon hunt he suddenly de veloped signs of weakness, and gave out before the hunt was half finished and returned home. talks' of coo.v hunt,. . To-morrow at 9 a. m. Attorney Tabor will appear before Judge E.*O. Smith and demand an immediate hearing for his client. How soon this hearing will be held rests with District Attorney Robinson. His attorney, Ben Tabor, assisted by S. J. Pullen, made an attempt this morning to get him released on a writ of habeas corpus, as they had ascer tained that the original complaint was not legal. The Sheriff was quickly on the s^ot and filed an amended com plaint charging young Adolph Weber with the murder of his father. Other complaints were also drawn up charg ing him with the murder of his mother, sister and brother. . ' V-~ ; v COMPLAINTS AMENDED. Young Adolph still maintains a stolhi indifference to everybody and everything. When he was informed by Jailer Fulton this morning that the remains of his father, mother, sis ter and brother had been sent to San Francisco he said nothing, and when asked if he did not want to go to the funeral in San Francisco he turned away and made no reply. Suddenly he looked up and asked the jailer to send him the San Francisco papers as soon as they arrived. When the pa pers came he read them all carefully and thoroughly and commented upon the different statements. He was satis fled with some of the statements and greatly pleased with many of the others. AUBURN, Nov. 13. — The sole topic of conversation here to-day was the Weber tragedy. In .every hotel and place of public meeting the one ques tion has been: Who committed the deed and what was the motive? Be ing Sunday, many, people from the surrounding country came into town and nearly all of" them went up to the hill to view the ruins of the once beautiful home jofithe Weber family. At 7 o'clock this morning: the re mains of the four victims of the awful tragedy were placed, on the -.train and taken to San Francisco. A large num ber of sorrowing friends gathered at the station to pay mute respect to those ,who had been so suddenly cast into eternity. The son, Adolph, was not there. When the train slowly pulled out of the station every, man stood uncovered and every woman bowed her head. They were all bid ding a sad farewell to friends they loved. Special Dispatch to The Call. Asks for San ' Francisco Papers and Snows Pleasure Over Stories of , Awful Tragedy. In San Francisco yes terday a warm sun shone from early morning until late in the afternoon. Thousands crowded the seashore or gathered un der the trees and on the grassy slopes of the Park. The mercury recorded 70 degrees. It was in truth but a typical Fall day in California. Reports from the East tell of a fierce storm which yesterday raged along the Atlantic board. From New York to the southern States snow and rairi were driven before an icy wind that in places, amounted to a gale. Intense cold pre vailed in all the large cities. SUNSHINE HERE. Shows No Sip of Grief WUeo Told of Funeral of Relatives. EAST HAS SNOW. Adolpti Weber Main tains His Air of Indifference. Upon the arrival of the special train that brought the delegations from Chi cago, the visitors ..were met at Port Costa by a committee 'consisting of O. A. Tveitmoe, chairman . of the local committee of arrangements; John Samuel Gompers, president 'of the American Federation . or !Labor, to gether with ten other members . of the executive council of the federation, ar-. rived yesterday, afternoon in San Fran cisco and were escorted to their quar ters at the Russ House. Accompany ing the labor leader and his fellow offi cers were 110 delegates to '.the twenty fourth annual convention that will hold a two weeks' session here, beginning to-day. .~ .. President Gompers Discusses Progress of Labor Movement STOLIDLY FACES HIS ACCUSERS DELIBERATE SESSIONS TO BEGIN THIS MORNING AND WILL OCCUPY TWO WEEKS EASY SWEPT BY BIG STORM. HURRICANE CUTS OFF CITY WIND AND SNOW PLAY HAVOC IN NEW YORK TQRESIDENT SAMUEL GOMPERS, ten officers of the Executive Council and one hundred and ten delegates to the American ¦If Federation of Labor arrived in San Francisco yesterday. To-day they will begin a two weeks' session, during which questions of vital importance to the labor, movement will be decided. A_CAZARr-"Th« Climben." CALIFORNIA— "A Friend of _:• Fam ily." CENTRAL — "Winchester." ' COLUMBIA — "Th« County Chairman." CHUTES — Vaudeville. FISCHER* S— Vandevl He. GRANI>— "The Fatal XTeOOlag." MAJESTIC— "Hearts Aflanjs." ORPHECM— Vaudevtlle. TIVOLJ— "The Mes»en*«r Boy." THE THEATERS. PRICE FIVE CENTS. VOLUME XCVI— NO. 167. SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1904. THE WEATHER. *-_ — ,„„ FtorecMt made «.t Ban Francisco for thirty hours ending tnldnlrnt. Novem ber 14:' E»n rrandsco and vicinity — Partly clou<!y Monday: freeh »©uth— *«t wind. O. H. WIULSON. Local Poreearter, TMnporarlly In Chars*. The San Francisco Call.