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VUnXB POBBCAST: TOMOU JW, ■ ■ ■■■■ " WESTERN UNION WILL NO LONGER BE PARTY TO GAMBLING _________ I -■ . * - Horse Racing Will Become Unprofit a able As a Result of the Western Union's Action. NEW YORK, May 18.—A sweeping order was laaued today by the West ern Union, reading as follows: "It has been decided to discontinue forthwith the collection and distribu tion by this company of horse race reports." This order goes to every superin tendent In the country and is national In Its scope. In order to obtain rac ] Ing reports the poolrooms will now be forced to collect their news at the tracks and file It with the company as other telegraph business is trans acted, the company simply acting as a common carrier. Local Poolrooms Oan't Afford It, "I don't know what we will do about It," aaid I. 1* Hlldebrandt of the Warwick poolroom, referring to ■ the order of the Western t'nlon re garding the transmission of horse race reports. "I think the matter will be patch ed up. It is too good a thing for the company to let go. They will get nround it some way. In case we have to collect our own reports, the com pany will have to give us a special rate or we can not run. It would ruin ua If we bad to pay the regular rate. We have received nothing from any of the tracks today. We have placed our own odds on the horses. If any of the horses have been scratched, we will refund the nmount WHAT WILL TURNER DO PEOPLE WHO DO HOT WANT HIM HOEONATBD FOB OOVERHOR OXTB REASONS WIT HB WILL HOT OOHSBHT. Republican* and democrats alike are anxiously waiting to know whether Judge George Turner will consent to have the gubernatorial nomination forced upon him. The re publicans realise that hla nomination would make It difficult for Mr. Mead to carry the state of Washington and therefore they are In hopes Mr. Turn er will not be a candidate for this position. Many say the ex-senator will not consent and give several reasons. Mr. Turner Is engaged In a very lucrative law practice and has mining and railroad Interests In and about Spokane from which It Is said he Is making from $50,000 to $75,000 a year. Most of this would be given up of necessity if he went to Olympla for four years, where the governor or the state Is compelled to reside. It would thus be at a very heavy sacri fice If he accepted the governorship. Ho Z>oT* for Olympla Ztlfe, Judge Turner Is nearly 50 years of sge and neither he nor Mrs. Turner looks upon a four years' residence in Olympla with any other feeling than abhorrence. It Is said to be my no means un certain that Senator Turner will not be nominated to the position of vice president of the United States. He has aa an ardent supporter Senator Fred T. Dubois of Idaho, who today, although It Is not generally known in the west, la one of the most in fluential men In the city of Washing ton. The acheme to have Mr. Turner nominated and elected governor with the Idea of chooatng him later to the United States senate Is not an allur ing prospect, for there Is no great probability that the legislature will go democratic even with the prospects of electing Mr. Turner to the senate, and there would be a further decided objection among democrata to turn ing the F*-»te back Into the hands of a Iteutena. governor who probably would be republican, as would have to be done If the governor should be made senator. Defeat Would Be Bad. Judge Turner would also hesitate before be accepts the nomination for governor, for It Is by no meana cer tain that hs oould be elected. It Is svldent eastern Washington would give hlaa strong support at the polla, but saatern Washington haa but a third of tha vote of the atate and western Washington Is expected to roll up an Immense majority for Roosevelt with a heavy majority for ' the republican atate ticket. Mr. Turner stands today with a great prestige In the state, which would be greatly lessened by a dsfeat at tha polls. Some democrats proposs that In stead of nominating 1 Turner for gov ernor, that he be endorsed by the democratic state convention for United States senator. This position is to his liking and many think on a straight Turner Issue might be won by him. Such a course would also be far more satisfactory to the friends of Dr. P. 8. Byrns. W. W. Tolman and perhaps other candidates for governor, who are openly dis pleased with Mr. Turner's eontlnued refusal to make a public statement to the effect that he will not make the rasa for governor, which statement, they say, he haa made In private. MINING CONGRESS IS COMING m The American mining congress will in visit Spokane after it* annual meeting V in Portland, Ore., August 33 to 37. a' Secretary Monroe received word thia JJ morning from Portland in which tho invitation of tha Spokane chamber of commerce is accepted. It ia not de cided what Spokane will do to enter tan: these men. Tho nature of lbs The Spokane Press. of the bet. We assume the risk of being beaten In the betting." There was little or no play in the local poolrooms today. Everyone was at sea. The action of the telegraph company was the sole topic. The blow fell without warning on the lo cal men. They say they had warn ing other than the little which has been In the papers. The local tele graph office has received on Instruc tions whatever In the matter. HUdebrnndt advanced the theory that the poolrooms could evade the order by establishing a new tele graph company at the tracks and transferring the reports to the West ern Union. George Cosgrove of the Oxford said he had no Idea what he would do about the matter. "I don't know whether-we will have to close or not. I don't know whether we will have special men to collect the news or not —In fact, I don't know anything about it. It has come too quick. All I know ts that we are not receiving anything from the tracks today. How we will get the entrlea for tomorrow 1 do not know." Toolroom Champion Hurt. Mayor Boyd, the godfather of the local poolrooms, Is hurt because the Western Union will not furnish the "dope" for horse gambling. What right has the Western TTnlon to atop gambling when the mayor has placed his seal of approval on it? reception will depend on the time the visitors are in the city, how they come and how long they can remain. It is possible that one of the big mining camps in this vicinity will be visited. MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN*. GRAND RAPIDB, Mich., May 18.— Four delegates at large to the na tional republican convention at Chi cago " re to be ohoaen at the conven tion f Michigan republicans which was called to order In the Auditorium shortly before noon today by Senator Burrows. It la expected that the convention will be harmontoua ao far as the choice of delegates is concern ed, and that the administration of President Roosevelt will be indorsed, and the delegates pledged to vote for hla nomination at Chicago. The state, convention to nominate a state ticket will be held at Detroit later In the summer. SHP WRECK IS FEARED (Seripps News Association.) VANCOUVER, B. C, May 18.—A marine disaster la feared on Queen Charlotte sound. The steamer Prin cesa May, from Bkagway. reports that In passing Queen Charlotte Bound In a gale signals of distress were seen on Egg Island, but the weather waa too bad to offer assistance. BBBBABKA BEPUBIiICAHS. LINCOLN. Neb., May 18.-—The Ne braska republleon convention was called to order In the Auditorium this afternoon. The convention will nomi nate a full atate ticket, adopt a plat form and choose delegates at large to the Chicago convention. Everything points to a harmonious gathering. The ri nomination of Governor Mickey Is asaured nnd no great difficulty Is an ticipated In making up the rest of the state ticket. The platform will en dorse President Roosevelt's adminis tration and the delegates at large will be Instructed to vote for him. On recommendation of the atate commit tee the convention will select a can didate to succeed Charles H. Dietrich In the United States senate. The choice will fall on Congressman E. J. Burkett STILL VOTE (Scrlppa News Association.) SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 18.—The opening ballot of the sixth day's ses sion of the republican state conven tion found no marked ohange in the result and the deadlock was apparent ly as strong an before the convention met. On the fortieth ballot Yates had 483, Lowden 196 and Deneen 445. HELPLESS STEAMER (Seripps News Association ) QUBBNSTOWN. May 18 —The Red Star line steamer Frleulsnd, with a broken shaft. Is helpless off Mlnehea, Tugs have gone to her aaalstance and expect to bring the boat to Liverpool tonight. WYOMTBO BSFOBI,IOABS. —i I.Alt am IK city. Wyo., May 18 — Wyoming republloans are holding a state convention her* today for the sslsctlon of delegates to the national convention. The party Is a unit for Roosevelt and the delegates to Chi cago will be instructed to vote for his renomlnatlon. MOUTH DAKOTA O O. ». FARGO, N. D„ May IS.—Thers was a full atlandanoe of delegates and many visitors present this morn ing at the opening of the republican atate convention. The convention will choose eight delegates and as nnui> alternates to represent the state at the national convention at Chicago. The atate nominating convention will be held at Grand Forks in July. To day's convention will endorse Roose velt for renomlnation. LOST 4.000.000 IN FOUR YEARS aPMIQHITT STOCKHOLDERS Off THE AMALGAMATED MAKE SEWSATIOWAL OXASjOBS. ANACONDA. May 18.—A seßJr**"" was sprung this morning at tht ~ _ ing of the Anaconda Copper Mining company when representatives of east ern minority holders charged misman agement by the Amalgamated. Among the charges la one tht the net profits have fallen off almost $4,000,000 in four years, with the ore production not de creased and the coat of reduction materially lessened. The charge is mode that millions have been spent by the Amalgamated in politics in Mon tana nnd that they were taken from the Anaconda treasury. There were other sensational allegations. CARRIAGE DRIVERS STRIKE (Seripps News Association.) CLEVELAND, 0., May 18.—Four hundred hackmen struck this morning after a failure to reach a wage agree ment with employers. They declare none will drive carriage to funerals. ARMENIANS ON WAR PATH (Seripps News Association.) CONSTANTINOPLE. May 18.—The vail of Bltlls reporta 17 villages destroyed by Armenian Inaurgenta In the Bassoun district. Six hundred families have taken refuge In Mush. HAVE JAPANESE GUT OFF RUSSIAN RETREA BUBOPATKIH OUT OPT. (Seripps News Association.) LONDON, May IS.—The Central News' Rome correspondent wires that a telegram has been received there from Toklo reporting that two Jap anese divisions have arrived cloae to Mukden and cut off Kuropatkin's line of retreat. ST. PETERSBURG, May 18.—The report that the Japanese have taken up a position north of Mukden, thus blocking any further retreat of the Russians, is discredited here. An of ficer of the general staff points out that the only route by which the Japanese could have marched thither la most mountainous and would have given the Russians an opportunity of overwhelming the enemy. It ts stated that the general military poaltion of three Japanese divisions marching slowly toward Llaynng ts known. One Is along the Fen Huang Chang road and the others are aome distance to the right and left. A battle Is not ex pected for some days owing to the extreme care and slowness of th* Japanese advance. OSAB'S IDtTKDAT. i Seripps News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, May 18.—The foreign ambassadors called upon the csar today and on behalf of their re spective sovereigns and rulers pre sented their congratulations on the occaaion of the rsar'a thirty-sixth birthday. The anniversary was ob served throughout the empire with decorations and special servlcea In the churches. The capital Was ablaxo with oolor, but owing to the situa tion in the far east the customary AGED PARALYTIC PLEADS HIS INNOCENCE WASHINGTON. May W.-The cli max in the Tyner-Barrett postoffice rase was reached today when Tyner. an aged, hopeless paralytic, was placed in an invalid chair and rolled up to the jury box. His counsel and the government attorneys crowded about while the jurymen leaned forward in an effort to catch the halting words. Tears course,! down his cheeks. Sev eral of the jurymen were visibly af fected. Stimulants were administered to keep the witness up through the ordeal. He made a general denial to the chargea brought against him, ex plaining his connection with the issu ance of the fraud orders by saying he acted t<> the beat of his ability, consid - criug only the facts and hi* law. BRITISH TORPEDO BOAT DAMAGED ft HONO KONO, May ll,—Tha British torpedo boat, Hint, was badly damaged hy a collision with a launch here today. One Chiuuman was drowned. WANT A DUTY on m mm (Seripps News a«v • i it sot. > V ANCOt V Kit, B. C, May 1* -All i.onrii* of trees in th* pro vines have united In sending a Strong itcUgetlon SPOKANE. WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY. MAY 18, 1904. COAST CITIES SEND MEN TO RESIST DEMANDS OF JOBBERS OF SPOKANE The committee representing the Jobbers & Manufacturers' association of Seattle left that city Monday night for Chicago, where, with similar com mittees from Portland, Tacoma and San Franclsoo, they will meet the traffic officials of the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads to resist the contention of the Jobbers of Spokane for terminal rates. The committee consists of James 8. Goldsmith and H. E. Swift of the Schwabacher company; I. H. Jennings, secretary of the Merchants' association, and J. C. Lang of the Na tional Grocery company. Mr. Lang Is already In the east and will meet the balance of the committee In Chi cago. Portland sends six represent atives, San Francisco two and Taco ma two, the latter being C. H. Hyde of the West Coast Grocery company and Mr. Richardson of Hunt & Mot tet. The Immediate cause of the con ference, as explained by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, la the demand of the Spokane jobbers for terminal rates and for control of the territory within 100 miX s of Spokane. The Seattle, Portland and Tacoma representatives will fight the Spokane demand, on the ground that that city being an Intermediate point, Is not a terminal, and that It would be unjuat to the coast cities to make It so. roast jobbers think they should he permitted to meet St. Paul half way with equal rates, whereas now the latter city can come 900 "miles west under a tariff that permits Seattle, Portland and Tacoma to go but $00 miles east. court reception and other social functions were not held. BATTLESHIP DAMAGED. (Scrippa News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG. May 18.—A letter received by a friend of General Btoessel, commanding at Port Ar thur, states that the battleship Po bleda was damaged by a torpedo sent from a submarine boat. The Russian reports said the ship struck a Rus sian mine. BussxA arm skips. (Seripps News Association.) MADRID, May IS —Russia has pur chased the transport Alfonso XIII. from the trans-Atlantic company. OBAB SPEAKS TO TROOPS. (Seripps News Association.) ST. PETERSBURG, May IR.—The cxar reviewed the artillery detach ments at Blelgorrod today, expressing In a speech his confidence that they would uphold the honor and renown of Russia In Its tight with a bold and powerful enemy. BUBSXAHS TO BSE BALLOONS. (Scrippa Newa Association.) ST. PETERSBURG. May 18— The Imperial ordnance department orders the formstlon of a Siberian balloon, detachment. LONDON, May 18-CVntral New* learns that in consequence of impor* tant news from Thibet the cabinet has been hastily summoned to meet to morrow. It ia understood in the high est political circles that the govern* meut will be compelled to undertake an extensive Thibetan campaign. to Ottawa to urge the government to place a duty on rough American lum ber coming into Manitoba from the United States. It la now free snd Is Imported at the rate of over 10,000,- -000 feet a month. One thousand PYTHIANS CHANGE THEIR PROGRAM The program of the Knights of Pythias for today has been "changed considerably on account of the great amount of business to come before the jzrand lodge and on account of the weather. The parade of the grand lodge officers, Uniform Rank, subordi nate lodges and the Rathbone slstere, which was to have taken place this afternoon, waa cancelled In order to allow the grand lodge to remain In business session. The competitive drill, which was to have been held at Natntnrium park this afternoon, was cancelled on account of the non arrival of companies from outside cities. The Grand parade of the Xl Matm - ras Temple, D. O. K. X , will be held this evening at 7 o'clock, weather per mitting. The Rathbone Slaters wi'l hold an exemplification of their work at the Eagles' hall this evening at t o'clock. At the same time the D. Ok K. K. will hold a ceremonial session at their lodgerooms at I'aeltic hall. At midnight the order will meet at the banquet board. i prominent men all over Canada have been written to and asked for asslst aace in inducing the government to exact an American lumber duty. COURT KOTCS RESTRAINING OBDXB. Attorney R. W. Nuzum of the firm of Sullivan, Nuzum & Nuzum filed an affidavit in the superior court this morning which charges Dr. M. F. Set ters with fraud. The matter ts an outgrowth of the divorce proceedings brought against Dr. Setters by his wife, Josephine Setters. The affidavit states that on the morning after the summons In the di vorce action was served Lawrence Hamblen called on the attorney and stated that he held a note for $5000 against the doctor and that the lat ter had advised him to call upon At torney Nuzum and protect his Inter est. The note was claimed to have been given on a real estate deal, but the attorney in his affidavit states that he is of the opinion that the note was given the night before in order to increase the liabilities of the de fendant nnd thus cut down as low as poaslble the amount his wife could recover In case she was granted the divorce. A suit has been brought to collect the amount of the note and Mrs. Set ters will be at extra expense to de fend this action. Attorney Nusum stats* that Dr. Setters assured him that the suit could be settled In case a settlement in regard to the property could be reached. Dr. Setters also spoke of another note for $100, which he claimed had been executed by him and which was a community indebt edness. The summons and oomplalnt in the suit for the amount of the $(000 note was served on Mrs. Setters May 5, and -this is the sutt which Dr. Setters assared Nuzum he could have dis missed If a property settlement could be reached. It waa impossible to reach a settlement and it will now be necessary for Mrs. Setters to defend fteraslf In this suit. Attorney Nuzum stsaas that he has advised Mrs. Set tera that he does not believe the note to represent a bona fide Indebtedness and that It Is almply a scheme of the defendant's to Increase his Indebted ness. . The property owned by Dr. Setters was estimated by hlra to be worth $10,400 over and above all Indebted ness. The liabilities set out In this first estimate contained no reference te any note for $5000 or $200. The affidavit Is made to show that lp considering the amount of alimony and suit money to be granted to Mrs. Setters pending the action for divorce It will be necessary to take into con sideration the two suits on the notes which she will be called upon to de fend. The case came up before Judge Kennnn yesterday for action on the restraining order, but no action was taken. WAHTB DIVORCE. Anna Fischer has been a busy worn in since her husband, J. P. Fischer, OVER'S DYING MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE AND CHILD A Brave Brakeman Willingly Gave Up His Life, His Only Thought Being of the Loved Ones at Home. "lay Darling Wife and Child: Before this reaches yon yon will know my fate. I little thought when I saw you last that It was really the last. Ood knows how I hate to leave yon, but It must Is so. Z pray Ood that Be will look after yon. Though my in juries pais me they are nothing to the pain Z feel because Z am ■ever to see yon again. Z had only begun to show my lovs for yon both. All our plans must end. Ood keep yon and blese yon. Pray for me. Soon we will be happy again together. Kiss baby for me, sweetheart. Zf Z could only see yon onoe more. Ton know how Z love yon. Ood hlsas yon, my lovs. TOM." SEATTLE, May 18.—Such la the iHUe Fireman Tom Downey wrote to | his wife at Seattle aa he lay crushed and mangled under a 110-ton engine. Re, whb fireman on the Oreat North- | crn train which waa wrecked last evening at Monroe. For four hour* he watched the effort* of his brother trainmen as they attempted to re leuxe hlro. "It's no use. boya. You can't get me out." Never did he lose consciousness. Nflcr did he lose faith Iv the love of the-«»lvlne Ruler. Ills pa In, racking and tearing him. waa as nothing to baa* HWI was a deeper deserted her In 1599. She has brought an action In the superior court to dis solve the matrimonial ties that now encumber her. The ground for the divorce Is desertion. The couple were married at Whatcom In 1892. There Is one child, a son, 9 years old. Mrs. Fischer states that since the desertion of her husband she has been compelled to support herself and during the period has accumulated quite a little property, which she de sires to have awarded to her. The property consists of lot 2 in block 108 of the Third addition to the Rail road addition and the Cosmopolitan laundry site at 220 Bernard street. For a poor, deserted woman she has done nobly In the five years that she has been forced to shift for herself. She specifically asks thnt she be nwarded the property and any money and household property she may have, but not a word is said about the little boy. KB OWBB CHURCH The People's United church prop erty, formerly the Albion block, on Howard street, has been transferred to Dr. D. N. Mclnturft for the con sideration of $1 and a mortgage is given for $12,225 to the German Sav ings & Loan society. BWEENT GETS APPEAL. The Empire State Idaho Mining company has been allowed Its appeal by the United States circuit court of appeals in San Francisco in the case brought against It by Kennedy J. Hanley involving $400,000. George Turner is in San Francisco repre senting the company. SUES rOB $13,800. The case of J. A. Irby against J. H. TUsley, William Lambert and the New Jersey Mining & Milling com pany was taken up before Judge Belt and a jury this morning. Irby ts aulng to recover $ 12,600. He claims that he bought $2460 worth of stock from the two men named upon repre sentations they made to him. He claims that he was swindled and that the stock of the company was value less. The property of the company Is situated in Idaho. He alleges that most of the stock In the company was owned and controlled by the defend ants and two others and that there was a conspiracy among them to de fraud him and any others they could induce to take the stock. PROHIBITION TICKET Fifteen stalwarts of the prohibition party met yesterday afternoon at tho courthouse and nominated a complete county ticket. The liquor traffic is the aole subject they fight in their platform. They advocate the abolish ment of the liquor traffic. Delegates to the state convention, to be held at Everett, July 12, were chosen. The following Is the ticket: Rev. B. E. Koonts, superior Judge; W. H. Roberts, sheriff; F. H. Flanders, coun ty clerk; C. 8. Spence, prosecuting attorney; John Melvln, auditor; George Denman, surveyor; W. E. Reed, assessor; D. McLeod, treasurer; Martin Lewis, superintendent of schools; W. W. Potter, coroner; J. B. Renshaw, commissioner. First dis trict; W, A. McEachran, commission er, Second district: M. Walser, atate senator. Fourth district; E. A. Bra man and A. K. Jacqulth, representa tives, Third district. The balance of the legislative ticket will be nominat ed by the central committee. The following were chosen on the county central committee: John Mel vln, chairman; Rev. E. F. Budreau and W. A. McEachran. The delegates to the state conven tion will Include ell of the county and legislative candidates and R. J. Sisson. W. D. Nichols, John Ander son, E. M. Dunn, Rev. D. W. Berry, J. M. Allen, W. J. McKean, C. Den man, Ira McCrlppen, J. H. Arts and Messrs. Mcßroom. Scott and Carmode. pain. Ills dear ones, his wife, his child, the thought that he was to leave them caused him to suffer ten fold more. With tears running down his face he spoke of them. "It's too bad, boys, but evrn If yovi do get me out I'll never reach Benttle." Never once did he curse. Never once did he cry out against the power that brought him face to face with death. More than once his voice arose , above the hissing of the steam In his | appe.*: to his God to bless and keep I his dear ones They were hit one | thought. That he wis to IMV* tbeta SECOND YEAR. HO. loC. PBICBt OW CBfL CITY WILL ACCEPT DECARIE CREMATORY THB CXTT WILL TACT TtTLL CHARGE OF THE OBXMATOBT ABB HAUL OABBAOE TO IT. The Decarie crematory will be ac cepted by the board of public works according to the statements made this morning by members, and city council men after a two hours' thorough in vestigation of the invention as it was working at full blast this morning. At 10 o'clock Councilmen Boyd, Koontz, Baldwin and Qrsy, along with Commissioners Weymouth, Handley, Root and City Engineer Gill, visited the crematory nnd gave it a thorough inspection. .Tames Decarie, the inven tor, allowed the gentlemen all over the place, made air tests of the drnfts, sent paper through the mnchine nnd had them examine the stack to ascertain if any of the paper escaped out into the atmosphere, None did. While the men who conduct the affairs of the city government were inspecting the plant it waa running nt full blast burning a great quantity of manure and. other refuse. The running portion of the machine was pronounced by every man to be perfect and the invention the combination of inventive genius. Then the men went in a body over the surrounding country in a carryall and trudged manfully over a mile or ao of territory with their noses to the breeze in an effort to detect any smell which might emanate from the vapors which poured forth from the stack and which a few people claim existed. To day is a perfect day for examining the invention. Clouds hung low, the at mosphere was damp and heavy causing vapors to hang near the ground as it came from the stack. Not a member of the party could detect any smell. All those who formed the party claimed to have the average smelling sense. Every time the wind would veer off in a different direction it was followed and the party put in line with the approaching vapors. Still no smell was detected. At noon the party returned to the city appaiently satisfied that the De carie machine waa doing everything re quired of it. It is the unanimous sentiment of thoee in the party that the crematory must be accepted, as it ia doing every thing required of It. Said J. H. Boyd, president of the council: "I detected no smell from the vapors during the trip, and the inspection of the operating machine seems to con vince me there is no room for- im provement." Commissioner Root: "I fought the buying of a crematory from the start, but I wish to say this machine is oper ating entirely to my satisfaction. I did detect a faint smell out here on Monday, but there is none today." Councilman Baldwin: "There is no smell of vapor whatever. The machine appears to be all right." Commissioner Handley: "I believe the machine to be the best the- city can obtain. There is not the least b't of smell today." Councilman Koontz: "There ia not the least smell, and I don't see how the machine can be improved." Commissioner Weymouth: "There is no smell from the machine. Some im provements can be made around the building." Councilman Gray: "The thing is working entirely to my satisfaction. I have a good smeller, but can detect no scent from the machine." Seeing that the rouncilmen and mem bers of the board of public worke have decided on a thorough investigation ami the machine is all that the inventor claims it to l>e, the councilmen and commissioners began to discuss the best plans for the conduct of the con cern. alone waa his one sorrow. He wrote his letter shortly before death relieved him from his suffer ing;. He then executed his will and gave instructions to those about htm as to what was to be done with it. • John. Be Good to Her. Old Man." Shortly before he died he saw one of his comrades und beckoned to him. "John," he said, "you know her. Tell her that I loved her always. She knows that. Be good to her, old man. I know the boys will look after her. Make it easy for her. John." He Rlsnced at the men struggling with the heavy machinery. They made but slow progress. "I knew It. It's too heavy. They couldn't do It." In a minute or so he had died. It was not until aome time later that his body was removed from the wreck. Had he been an instant quick er he would have eacaped by Jumping. He passed to his reward thinking only of his wife, his child and his God. VICTORY FOR LA FOLLETTE MADISON, Wis., May IS.—Vic torious In one of the hardeat politi cal Bents ever seen In Wisconsin, Governor La Follette Is In full con trol of the republican atat* conven tion here today and his renomlna tion is conceded on all sides. So far as It goes the victory Is complete, . but lively times are yet to come if j the governor attempts to dictate the j selection of delegates at large to the i luitionul convention. Ills aim Is to j present SongtlHM Spooler and one celt I Commissioner Weymouth strongly fsvors the city taking the hauling of the garbage into ita own hands instead of having people pay individuals for the cartage of the stuff. If the city pnt» lon and runs its own teams it will | greatly reduce the public expense) of hauling. In this way the machine trill be kept operating steadily and a string !of wagons kept at work all day long, j instead of coming spasmodically ss i» the past. OBEY May Be Stricken Out of Methodist Mar riage Ceremony LOS ANGELKS, Cal., May 18.—An immense crowd attended the morning session of the Methodist conference. The balloting on the bishops to be elected was commenced. The colored delegates made a strong appeal to tho members of the conference urging tho election of a colored bishop. The sen timent of the conference on the ques tion is divided. The colored delegates are making a strong fight and hope to win out. A resolution was introduced to strike the word "obey" out of the marriage ceremony. The resolution called forth considerable comment. It was finally referred to the committee on revision of the ritual for action. Their report is expected tomorrow. IN FAVOR OF COMPANY The jury in the case of Samuel W. Spear against the Washington Power company returned a verdict yester day in favor of the company after M minutes' deliberation. Spear brought suit to recover $40,500 for injuries claimed to have been sustained on a car of the company's while the plain tin 1 was in the employ of the company, as motorman. The case of the plaintiff was badly shattered by the defense when the trip report was introduced showing that Spear wss not on the car lie claimed he was on. Evidence waa also intro duced to show that no report as to the defect in the car was ever made. CLAIMED ft UVf KEN ROlttl F. P. Arnold, woe-begone and with a spent look about htm, drifted into po lice headquarters shortly after 10 o'cloc this morning and imparted the news to the officers of the loss of $18 in caah and a gold watch. He claim ed that Lyle, a woman having apart ments in the paris hallway, robbed him while he was encompassing the downfall of much boose and Inciden tally of himself. Detective Weir and Officer Herndon went with Arnold to the rooms of the woman, routed her out of bed, and thoroughly aearehejt the place without satisfactory results. Arnold ia known as "doctor" from his magnetic stunts. He is a thor oughly magnetized individual and some of the feats he performs are well known around town. Quarles from going to Chicago as I delegates at large, and were be able Ito control the Wisconsin delegation jhe would lose no time in retiring? Henry C. Payne from the republic. | national committee. It la not believ ed, however, that hla power will ca tena that far. The platform will express com mendation of the wise, patriotic and progressive fcdmlntstratton of Presi dent Roosevelt, to whom promise will be made of renewed allegiance and support. Ia regard to state is sues the resolution will declare far sj railroad rato commission, equalise* tlon of taxes, and Indorsement of the) primary election law. which will be voted on at the fall election. STOCK BREEDERS NASHVILLE. Tsna.. May It** There was a large and representative attendance at the meeting of the Ten nessee Live Stock Breeders' associa tion held In the atate capital today. The session was called to order st • o'clock this morning. Governor Frailer cordially greeted the eele gates and Professor Andrew M. So ale explained the purpose and plan of the meeting Permanent organisation waa effected end the remainder of she day was devoted to papera and die missions oa various topics of Interest to those engaged In cattle "ifTsJij and the breeding of hoit.ee, aulas and sheep. Rev V J G«rr of Cbeiau is at th* Ridpath.