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Accompanying the Officers of the Executive Council
Attend Twenty-Fourth Annual Convention
Continued on Page ; 2, Column . 1.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

! 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
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
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
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
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
Shows No Sip of Grief
WUeo Told of Funeral
of Relatives.
Adolpti Weber Main
tains His Air of
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
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
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 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.
Local Poreearter, TMnporarlly In
The San Francisco Call.

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