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tnight and Wednesday cloudy
■ showers.
Gonsuls Wynne and Mil-
I tor Removed From Office
lender Missives Were Written by Sen
f ator Piatt of New York, Who
» Married Another.
' OMAHA May t-Visa Mac Wood
v.h„ baa sued ex-Postmaster General
Wynne. Secretary Loeb and J. M. Mil
ler, run,.,.l to Aix la Chappelle, Ger
manyi foi 135,000 for conspiring to ob
tain her manuscript book -Love Let
ter? of Boss," claimed to have been
b senator Piatt, this morning
announced that she wild file charges
W itb the state department against
Wynne an I Miller anJ enleavor to
have them removed
Lawyers Filing Demurrers Must Swear
There Is Merit in Them.
SEATTLE. May 2.—Unless attorneys
through constant attendance upon the
courts, have become callous to the
saictity of an oath, the six judges of
the superior court expect their work
hereafter to be greatly lightened. Be
ginning today the county clerk will
receive no demurrers unless an affi
davit is attached by the lawyer inter
posing it, stating that he knows the
contents of the demurrer and believes
it to be meritorious and well founded
in lav.
In the past a great deal of delay has
been caused in the settlement of civil
litigation by lawyers interposing de
murrers in which there was no merit.
A demurrer attacks the sufficiecy of
the pleading. If the court, after argu
ment, decides that the demurrer should
be sustained, then the demurrer is
thrown out of court, and the party
filing it must obtain permission to file
an amended pleading.
In the past lawyers have been in the
fhabit of filing a demurrer to nearly
every complaint served upon one of
I their clients. Frequently there is no
I merit in the demurrer. The lawyer
himself knew that the court would
pay no attention to it. but filed it to
*am time or to worry the other party.
| | When the King County Bar associa
lon several suggestions to the
ndges looking towards more celerity in
• he disposition of legal business, the
ulges replied that hearing arguments
pon demurrers in which there was no
J erit at all took up much of their
|jne and caused much delay. They
*»Bequently made the rule that each
fnurrer must be accompanied by an
,yor Wri 3ht and Taco ma Froces
Meet Defeat.
>.MA. May the battle be-
Mayor Wright's administration
nd an antagonistic majority on the
ity council the latter forces gained a
•Jgaal victory here. Although Mayor
*nght won the preliminary skirmish
nd diotated organization of the
PJA some of the chief lieutenants
MM undertaking have now com
"faced to back water.
Me trouble started over the award
a contract for two new p umps mat
t " to be put in for a temporary water
R A majority of
f " mbers of council iavestigat
« he Pump matter pergonaiiy a^
Eion SeaUle P™P»»*
~ UOn de "*ed that what was K ood
-s good eno g t h
he Gou d t , mStaUation <* two of
ould tr 'Plex pumps.
Favor Quid Pumps.
Mayor Wright and n ,
Welsh had 0,l Commissioner
Ur ied to I ' PlanS ' hoWev ". and
«yle of pump
all d f ePi6aof Bids
,^. O f for betimes and on a-
Xl S ° me tec hnicali ty all wert re .
a *ar d th Commi ssioher Welsh
- -gardle C ° ntraCt t0 the Gould
0 f the other bids
the Evening statesman
Commissioner Welsh after a confer
ence with Mayor Wright refused.
Then the council went on the war
path in earnest, and proceeded to pre
pare for impeachment proceedings
against Commissioner Welsh. After
another conference with Mayor Wright
and the city attorney, Commissioner
Welsh decided to submit to the over
whelming majority in the council, and
the contract for the Gould pumps was
awarded to a local contractor.
Left Out in the Cold.
The principal grounds for the turn
ing of the tables on the administration
in the council was that one of the re
publican members who bolted and as
sisted the administration in organizing
the council, was left out in the cold
when the committee chairmanships
were handed out. That started the
trouble and willing hands lent fuel to
the flames, until now a matter to be
turned down cold by the council has
only to be favored by the administra
Mayor Wright's open-town policy
will be the next thing to be assailed by
the council. The councilmen are being
urged to take action in this matter by
an influential committee from the
churches, and strong pressure is being
brought to bear. This action by the
j churches is one of the results of the
i Belderwolf meetings.
National Bankers' Association.
NEW YORK, May 2.—The bankers
of the country are assembling for the
annual meeting of the American Bank
ers' association. The session will be
gia "tomorrow. It is said that F. G.
Pigelow, the former Milwaukee bank
er, has been stricken from the list of
members. He was once president of
the association.
Alexander and Hyde May Resign.
NEW YORK, May 2—President Al
exander, it is stated today, has been
asked to resign from the Equitable by
the Frick committee, and that he
should induce Vice President Tarbell
to resign in the interest of the welfare
of the society. It is understood they
have promised that Hyde's resignation
will follow shortly after.
Mexican Regulars Defeated by Yaquis.
EL PASO, Texas, May 2.—Reports
have reached here that a body of Mex
ican regulars have been defeated by a
band of Yaquis in the southern por
tion of Sonora. Nearly" all the troops
were killed and the remainder cap
Roosevelt Has Not Yet Reached the
East Side of Divide Owing to
Owing to the storm and muddy roads
the moving of the president's camp to
the east divide was delayed as well as
Secretary Loeb's departure for this
President May Meet Stockmen.
DENVER, May 2.—President Roose-
velt is expected to be here to meet
many stockmen who assemble for the
annual convention of the American
Stockgrowers' association, which meets
May 9. Murdo MacKenzie of Trinidad,
Col., is practically the oaly man men
tioned for the presidency.
A Missouri Bank Closed.
KANSAS CITY, May 2.—The state
bank at Waverly was closed by the
secretary of state today. The bank
examiner found a discrepancy of $30,-
-000, twice the bank's capital, in the
accounts of Cashier Lewis who left
the town a week ago. It is reported
that Lewis has been speculating.
Alden B. Stockwell Dead.
NEW YORK, May 2.—Alden B.
Stockwell, formerly president of the'
Pacific Steamship company and once
a leading financier of the country, is
dead at his home here, aged 72.
Cities to Fix Price of Gas.
SPRINGFIELD, May 2.—The house
today passed a bill to give municipal
ities the right to fix the price of gas.
The Chicago Grain Market.
CHICAGO, May 2—July wheat, 93 @
91%; corn, 47%@48%; oats, 28%@
Says the Police of Chicago Are Able to Cope With the Strike-
Several Hundred More Sworn in tor Doty To-Day—
Judge Kohlstat" Issues Another Injunction
CHICAGO, May 2.—The employers
of labor in Chicago are determined to
have interference by military forces
with the teamsters' strike now pro
gressing. Mayor Dunne and Chief of
Police O'Neill declared that they have
the situation well in hand and there is
no need of interference on the part of
Governor Deneen or President Roose
velt. The union leaders also maintain
that there is no need of soldiers. The
1500 strike breakers already in the
city were reinforced by 500 more this
morning. The majority of strike
breakers are negroes.
Money is pouring into Chicago to aid
the business men in their fight against
the teamsters' union. The associated
employers in Chicago not directly af
fected by the strike are also giving
financial aid. Employers have ar
ranged to send out 500 teams today,
each accompanied by four officers and
several plain clothes men. The police
force on strike duty has been increased
to 1150 with 500 private detectives.
The Union Traction company and
the Morgan Wright Rubber company
this morning deserted the employers
and signed contracts with coal teaming
companies using union men. This is
considered a big victory for the un
ionists. Two detachments of strike
breakers numbering 300 marched
through the streets this morning on
their way to the Parmalee barns, from
which they will be sent out today.
They were headed by Strike Breaker
Curry. As they passed the streets
they were pelted with stones and
jeered by the crowds. None was ser
iously hurt.
As the caravan wagons for the
Fodbes Teaming company were pass
ing along Wabash avenue at 11 a. m.
Henry Schultz, aged 36, the police say,
cast a missile at F. E. Carter, a negro
guard. Carter immediately fired his
Winchester striking Schultz in the
right side. The wounded man was
taken to a hospital and Carter was
Five men were taken to the hospital
as a result of an attack on caravan
wagons at Jackson and Halsted at
noon. Nine arrests were made.
At a conference held by the mayor,
chief of police and city officials this
afternoon it was decided to swear in
900 more policemen tomorrow. This
action is due to the statement of
merchants that the business of the city
will be paralyzed unless they can make
The Russian Baltic Fleet Is Again
Sighted Sixty Miles North of
Kamranh Bay.
VIENNA, May 2.—A report from
Grodek, Russia, states that a detach
ment of Cossacks clashed with a crowd
of laborers today, killing 18 and
wounding 24.
Baltic Fleet Again Seen.
HONG KONG, May 2.—The Deva
Wongse which arrived today from
Bankok, reports sighting 28 vessels of
the Russian Baltic fleet April 29, 60
miles north of Kamranh bay.
Quiet at Warsaw.
WARSAW, May 2.—The city is quiet
today. The bodies of 30 odd persons
killed in the rioting yesterday are yet
unidentified. Ten of the wounded died
at hospitals. Workmen are going from
factory to factory today trying to in
augurate a strike.
The committee of so-called democ
racy of Polish Lithuania has issued a
manifesto proclaiming a general strike
in consequence of yesterday's blood
deliveries. They said they intended to
make deliveries, beginning tomorrow
at 8, with 1885 wagons and that they
needed protection. Presidents Shea
and Dold of the teamsters' federation
of labor and three others have been ap
pointed a committee to wait upon
President Roosevelt when he arrives to
present the labor side of the dispute.
Judge Kohlsaat of the federal court,
this afternoon issued an injunction re
straining the strikers from interfering
with the business of express com
At State and Taylor streets this af
ternoon a riot was precipitated by a
negro driver on a Montgomery Ward
company wagon who fired into a crowd
that was following the caravan, throw
ing missiles. The negro was pulled
from his seat and a wild scrimmage
followed in which the following per
sons were injured:
Leonard Weber, white, shot in the
neck, probably fatal.
J. W. Howe, detective, knocked un
Guy Bittinger, detective, stabbed in
the head.
Six colored men seriously injured, a
large number more or less hurt.
Twenty-five policemen arrived and
began clubbing the bystanders. A
thousand people participated in the
Four hundred colored strike break
ers arrived this afternoon from St.
Louis and Kansas City. Strike Break
er Curry rushed the body to the cor
ner of Randolph and Michigan streets,
where a crowd of 5000 people jeered
and pelted them with stones. A
wagon driven by a union teamster ran
into the negroes, knocking several
down. Curry struck a boy, who was
jeering at him, which precipitated a
Flot. The mob hurled bricks, bottles
and sticks. Several shots were fired.
The negroes replied in kind. Frank
Wordsworth was hit by a boulder and
his leg broken. A young white man
was knocked unconscious. The mob
charged the negroes and a pitched bat
tle ensued. Scores, were wounded. A
second battle occurred a block further
on. Harry Reinberger was struck by a
brick and probably fatally hurt. The
strike breakers stoned Tolman's com
mission house, where workmen jeered
at them, breaking every window in the
building. A hundred policemen ar
rived and escorted the negroes to shel
ter at 282 Michigan avenue.
On East Main Street Alone Property
Owners Will Be Able to Effect
A comparison of bids as submitted
by the Barber Asphalt company and
the Warren Construction company for
the improvement of East Alder street
from First to Palouse street are as fol
lows :
Barber Asphalt Paving Company—
Asphalt pavement laid upon
concrete base $17,971.66
Paid by general fund from
city 2,432.25
Total to pay by property
owners $15,539.41
Average cost per front foot.s 8.69
Warren Construction company—
Asphalt pavement laid on
concrete foundation, total
bid $19,444.78
Paid by general fund by
city 2,619.92
Total to pay by property
owners $16,824.86
Average cost per front foot.s 9.41
Warren Construction company—
Bid on bitulithic pavement
upon a broken stone base.sl9,oßl.lo
City portion to be paid out
of general fund 2,606.67
Total to pay by property
owners $16,474.43
Average cost per front foot.s 9.21
Barber Asphalt company—Bid on 10-
-year maintenance, 25c per square yard.
Warren Construction company—Bid
on 10-year maintenance, 28c per square
yard, leaving a difference in favor of
the Barber Asphalt company of nearly
East Alder From Park to Clinton.
Barber Asphalt company—
Asphalt on concrete base
with brick gutter $15,803.13
City's portion for intersec
tions 2,935.86
Property owners' portion. .$12,867.27
Total property frontage,
3,247 feet, cost per front
foot $ 3.96
Warren Construction company, same
Asphalt on concrete base. .$17,911.12
City's portion for intersec
tions 3.284.56
Property owners' portion. .$14,626.56
Total property frontage,
3,247 feet, cost per front
foot $ 4.53
Warrei* Construction company, same
district —
Bitulithic pavements, with
out concrete base $16,556.33
City's portion for intersec
tions 3,043.53
Property owners' portion. .$13,512.80
Total property frontage,
3,247 feet, cost per front
foot $ 4.16
Second From Alder to Alley.
Warren Construction company—
Asphalt with Umatilla
gravel base $ 1,043.19
Crushed quarried stone ... 1,060.85
Crushed boulders 1,055.30
Bitulithic pavement, bitum
inous base 1,011.11
Barber Asphalt company, for same dis
Asphalt on concrete base
Umatilla gravel $ 967.85
Asphalt, concrete base,
crush quarried stone 990.06
Asphalt, concrete base,
crushed boulders 981.93
Accident Occurred on Canadian Pacific
Near Revelstoke —Trains Went
Over Embankment.
WINNIPEG, Man., May 2—Two fire
men were killed and five passengers
injured in a collision between a freight
and passenger train on the Canadian
Pacific near Revelstoke. Both trains
went down an embankment.
Some Non-Union Drivers Hit With
Rotten Eggs.
SEATTLE, May 2. —Rotten egg
throwing at a number of non-union
drivers was the only violence in the
brewers' strike today. Deputy sheriffs
and police are guarding the plants.
One hundred and fifty non-union men
are at work today. The strikers and
strike breakers both say it is a finish
fight. Several brewery officials drove
wagons themselves today.
U. S. District Attorney Sullivan Urges
CINCINNATI, May 2.—The United
States court of appeals today took un
der advisement the motion of United
States District Attorney Sullivan of
Cleveland to hear error proceedings in
the case of Mrs. Chadwick at the June
session. Sullivan claims that justice
will suffer if the case is not heard be
fore the October term.
Caleb Power*' Fourth Trial.
LOUISVILLE, May 2.—Caleb Pow
ers was taken from the county jail to
day to Georgetown, where a date wili
be set for his fourth trial on the
charge of complicity in the assassina
tion of Governor Goebel.
Blue Stem, to canto
Club, 74 cento f.o.b
Prosecutor Rand Sums up Case
for the Prosecotion
Finding of Pistol in Wounded Man's
Right Hand Coat Pocket Proof
of Murder.
NEW YORK, May 2.—Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Rand made the closing
address for the prosecution in the Nan
Patterson case this morning. The
court room was so crowded with spec
tators that the doors were locked.
Rand said that if Young didn't pro*
cure a revolver he did not shoot him
self. The revolver was bought June
3 at the pawnshop of Hyman Stern.
The prosecution had accounted for
every minute of Young's time on June
3 and he had not bought the revolver.
The defense has shown no reason why
Young should commit suicide. Rand
showed the peculiar mechanism of the
revolver which made it necessary to
press the button on the handle and at
the same time pull the trigger. He de
clared that if the jurymen could shoot
themselves as Young was shot they
could set the girl free. He pointed out
that reflex action would not account
for the finding of the revolver In the
right hand pocket after the man's spine
and lung were shot in two, as suggest
ed by the defense.
Francis Garvan, who is assisting
Rand in the prosecution, said this af
ternoon that the case would not go to
the jury until tomorrow.
Annual Meeting Held Followed by a
Feast Last Night.
The annual meeting of the Walla
Walla Bar association was held last
night in the chambers of Judge Thomas
H. Brents at the court house, there
being about 20 members present. C. C.
Gose read an interesting paper after
which the following officers were
elected: Oscar Cain, president; J. W.
Brooks, vice president; Otto B. Rupp,
secretary; W. F. Crowe, treasurer.
After the meeting a banquet was
served at the Restaurant Francais.
Judge William H. Upton presided over
the board and a number of short toasts
were responded to by the members of
the association.
Well No. 6 on the Harbert Place Is Not
a Gusher by Any Means.
Results obtained in well No. 6 being
sunk on the Harbert ranch are not as
satisfactory as the water officials
would desire. The crew was down a
depth of about 30 feet yesterday, but
the flow is not as strong as was devel
oped in well No. 5. A good flow of
water was struck at a depth of about
11 feet but little has been developed
since then. The well will be excavated
to bedrock when work will be started
on well No. 7, which will be the last
one to be sunk until further instruc
tions are received from Engineer
Thomson who is now in Europe.
Jchn Johnson Alleged to Have Taken
Shot at A. B. Winston.
John H. Johnson, who conducts a
grocery store on West Main street,
near the Gilbert Hunt shops, was ar
rested this morning on a complaint
sworn to by A. B. Winston, who alleges
that Johnson endeavored to collect a
grocery bill last night with the aid of a
revolver. Winston owed Johnson for
groceries and iast night Johnson en
deavored to collect the amount. Wnen
payment was not forthcoming Winston
alleges that Johnson pulled a revolver
and took a pot shot at him. The case
is being tried in Judge Huffman's court
this afternoon.
Fifth Jap Loan Flioated.
TOKIO, May 2.-The fifth domestic
loan of $50,000,000 has been placed at
a premium. . - ■ •

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