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VOL. XLV. 2sT0. 13,861.
POBTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1905.
PEICE FIVE CENTS-
Startling Disclosures Arise
From Arrests for Murder
REGULAR SCALE OF PRICES
Carlstrom's Death Cost $47 Four
Gangs or Sluggers Jn Chicago
Who Hold Up Citizens "When
Strike Business Is Dull.
Scale ft Frices Tor .Labor Sluggers.
For murder ? 100 to ?500.
Knockout where victim sent to hospital-?
Leg or arm broken $10 to $50.
Bye gouged out flO to $25.
Plain beating, if any bones broken
$5 to $15.
CHICAGO. May 13. Sensational disclos
urcs are crowding in- since the arrest of
eight men for complicity in the murder of
Charles J. Carlstrom by union labor pro
fcsslonal sluggers, for which the sum paid
was about $17. It had been agreed to
"educate" him to death for $15, but the
opportunity did not offer at the right
time, and there were incidentals in the
way of carfare, etc.. that the carriage
makers' union readily paid. The following
persons are now under arrest for the
.Charles Gilhooly, naval deserter and
Edward Feeley, professional slugger,
Mark Looney, professional slugger.
Charles J. Casey, business agent, Car-
These four men have been held to the
grand jury without bail. The police are
actively searching for President Meller,
of the Carriagemakers" Union, and Ed
ward Shields, member of the executive
board, said to have looted the money for
the murder of Carlstrom.
Four Gangs of Sluggers.
The authorities today became aroused
to tho extent of the professional murder
and - thuggery rampant in Chicago. They
arc compiling a. list of men murdered
And terribly beaten for the last two ycara
in labor troubles, and it is said evidence
Is at hand implicating high officials in
other Unions with keeping murderers and
eluggcrs on tho payrolls. The police say
there arc four of these gangs, located in
various parts of the city, where they can
be reached readily by telephone. The
one in the down-town section consists of
SO or more members, desperate men.
gathered from all parts of the country.
Ilold-Ups When Peace Hcigns.
When a man is to be slugged or killed,
headquarters of one of these gangs Is
notified. The price is understood and the
work Is speedily done. In time of peace
these professional sluggers, just to keep
in- practice and to provido themselves
with funds, hold up citizens. This Is a
reasonable explanation of the hold-up
and thug Industry, which flourishes at all
times in Chicago. All told, there are
probably 100 of these professional slug
gers, and they are at work all of the
time, either for labor unions or upon
their own hook as hold-up men.
Threatening Letters Sent.
The police today took up the hundreds
of threatening letters received by prom
inent business men who are fighting the
present strike. These men and their
families have been threatened with death,
and there is no question they are marked
by the paid assassins. The Government
is also working on the case, as the threats
were sent by mail.
The burning of the art bedstead and
other big plants during strikes are also
to be Investigated thoroughly. It is now
agreed that this was the work of the paid
Powerful influences are .already at work
to secure the release of the men held for
the murder of Carlstrom.
ARMISTICE IX GREAT STRIKE
Teamsters Await National Officers.
Lumbermen Force an Issue.
CHICAGO. May 15. A practical armis
tice in the teamsters' strike was declared
tonight, to last until the officers of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
meet here, cither on "Wednesday or Thurs
day of this week. At a meeting of tho
Teamsters' Joint Council held tonight to
reconsider the action of Saturday night,
when it was decided to refuse the demand
of the Tcamowners' Association that de
liveries bo made to houses where strikes
exist, the members of the council re
affirmed their stand. It was known to
members of the Tcamowners' Association
that this action would be taTien, and
the proceeding was. In fact, of a perfunc
tory character. Jt having been agreed that
the matter should await the arrival of
the Xational officers of the Teamsters'
The Lumbermen's Association tonight
passed a resolution calling on the team
sters to define their position as to what
might be expected when the lumber firms
of the city called upon them to make de
liveries. The association declared that it
was in favor of making deliveries Irre
spective of the strike, and announced
that drivers who refused to deliver goods
as ordered would bo discharged. The
lumber concerns represented at the meet
ing employ 1300 teamsters, and a strike of
these would mean great embarrassment
to building operations In the city. It Is
not expected, however, that the Lumber
men's Association will push matters until
after the officials of the National organ
ization of teamsters have handed down
their decision. If that body refuses to
sanction, delivery to the boycotted firms,
the lumbermen -will at ace order -dell v-
erics, and the large terfcnowners will do
likewise, with the result of adding to the
ranks of the strikers about 9000 men.
The Chicago Council late tonight, after
a spirited debate, passed a resolution au
thorizlng the Mayor to appoint a com
mlttee of seven Aldermen, which shall
urge upon the parties to the strike the
advisability of submitting the points at
Issue to arbitration. The vote on the
adoption of the resolution was 45 to-20.
It was opposed by several Aldermen, who
declared that there was nothing in the
strike that admitted of arbitration.
STRDvE WILL END OR SPREAD
Employers Think Victory Is Near,
Teamsters Appeal to Federation
CHICAGO, May 13. As a result of
today's developments In the teamsters'
strike, the employers predict Its speedy
end, while the labor leaders assert that
the strike will spread and will be aid
ed financially by unions all over the
country. An appeal for funds has been
sent out by President Gompers, of the
American Federation of Labor, which
gives color to the latter conclusion,
What the employers take as a sign of
tne end of the strike was a telegram
sent by President Snea. of the team
sters, to President Gompers. The tele
gram was to arrange for a meeting of
tne executive board of tne Federation
of Labor, to be held in Chicago the lat
ter part of this week, and requested
Mr. Gompers to come to Chicago forth
with. These men are the same as were
called to Chicago last year to put an
end to tne strike of the stockyards em
The employers today operated 2000
wagons, practically without Injury,
many of the deliveries in the residence
portion of the city being made with
out police protection.
At 10 o'clock tomorrow. Judge Kohl
saaf, of the United States Circuit Court
will listen to arguments on a motion to
dissolve the eight orders of Injunction
against the strikers, secured by the
Employers Association and tne seven
express companies. In connection with
these matters, the jurisdiction of the
Federal court in taking up the strike
trouble will be attacked by the attor
neys for the teamsters.
At the hearing before the Master in
Chancery this afternoon, G. B. Clark, a
former cabdriver for the Scott Transfer
Company, and now on strike, together
with other employes of that corpora
tion, sul.1 that he had been employes
by the Scott Company for four years
and that he does not know, even now.
why he was forced to strike.
"We had no grievance at all," de
clared the witness.
"Well, why didn't you tny at work?"
he was asked.
"Because I didn't want to get a brick
on my head, that's why. We all had to
quit for tne same reason, replied the
At a meeting of the Board of Edu
cation held tonight, it was decided
that the state- law which requires par
ents to send their children to school
and makes them responsible for being
kept there will be rigidly enforced.
I nder the law, tne parents may be
arrested and fined for failure to send
their children to school, and the chil
dren who fail to-attend may be taken
into custody and sent to the parental
school on a charge of truancy-.-
SLUGGERS ALL SENT TO JAIL
None of , Carlstrom's Accused 31ur-
dcrcrs Give Bail.
CHICAGO. May 15. Charles Casey.
business agent of the Carriage and
Wagonmakers Union, .No. 4, accused
of being an accessory to the mur
der of Charles K. Carlstrom, who, ft
Is alleged, was brutally beaten to death
by alleged hired thugs, waived examina-
tion today and was held to the Criminal
Court without ball. The examination of
Casey and his companion In the plot was
continued. With one exception the bonds
of these men were placed at $17,000.
The bonds of Henry J. Newman, secre
tary of the Carriage and Wagonmakers'
Union, No. 4, who was arrested at the
same time as Casey, was fixed at $25,000.
Unablo to furnish the necessary bonds
the men were returned to jail.
The police centered their efforts today
towards the capture of George Mailer,
ex-president of the union. Mailer, accord
ing to the police, took an active part In
the plans for what is declared to have
been a systematic slugging crusade
against nonunion men.
WRECK CAN'T STOP SLUGGERS
They Continue Beating Strlkcbrcak-
crs, Despite Collision.
CHICAGO, May 15. Responding to a riot
call from policemen who were unable to
cope with a mob of strike sympathizers
last night, a patrol wagon hurrying at full
speed to the scene, collided with a crowd
ed streetcar, seriously injuring nine per
sons and bruising a dozen others.
Regardless of the victims of the wreck.
the assailants of a detective and nonunion
workman, whose action had caused the
appeal for police protection, contin
ued their attacks until calls brought
score of policemen, who were
compelled to fight their way through the
mob attracted by the wreck and riot. The
police used their clubs freely and arrested
15 men, who were seen throwing stones or
threatening the nonunion men.
ASSESSMENT FOR STRIKERS
All Members of American Federation
Called to Aid.
CHICAGO. May 15. President Go mrx? re
issued a call today to all members of the
American Federation of Labor, estimated
at 2,000,000 to contribute to a strike benefit
for the Chicago teamsters. Forty-two
branches of the Teamsters Union in New
York have already mado contributions, it
Is asserted. One thousand dollars donated
by the New York truckdrlvers Is reported
as having been received today.
Gompers Starts for Chicago.
WASHINGTON. May 15. As the result
of telegraphic communication from Chi
cago, President Samuel Gompers, of the
American Federation of Labor, will leave
here this evening for that city, where he
will arrive tomorrow afternoon and con
fer with President Shea and other offi
cials of the Teamsters' Union. He does
not expect that It will be necessary to
call a conference of the executive com
mittee of the federation. Ho confirmed
the statement that he had issued a call
to all members of the federation to con
tribute a strike-benefit fund for the Chi
cago teamsters, and said that he would
make it public tomorrow.
Mr. Gompers denied that his trln to
Chicago was at the earnest solicitation
of parties representing both sides to the
General- Strike at Saratoff.
SARATOFF. Mav 15 Alt thi. mill
factors- workmen here went on strik to.
dav. " ? . r s
WILL INCREASE '
President Announces Intention
to Set Aside 6,000,000
Acres of Forest.
IGNORES STRONG PR0TES
Dubois Is Only Member of Delegation
in Congress Who Supports Pin
chot's Policy In Interest
of the State.
New-Foret Reserve for Idaho.
Hnrj"a Lake..; 750.000
Squaw Creek S5,000
Addition to Yellowstone 175,000
Addition to Bitter Root... ...1.300.000
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ington, May 15. President Roosevelt to
day announced his determination to ere
ate seven new forest reserves In Idaho,
embracing an aggregate of 6,233,000 acres
of land. He does this in theface of
vigorous protest from Senator Heyburn
Governor Gooding, Representative French
and numerous citizens and corporations
When he reached this conclusion, the
President wrote a characteristic letter to
Mr. Heyburn, declaring his purpose and
telling the -Senator very plainly that he
could not consider his objections, for, if
they were sustained, it would be subver
sive of the best Interests of the state, not
only now, but In the future He states
that he intends to stand by the Forestry
Bureau and carry out Its rocommenda
tlons, regardless of local opposition.
Best Thing for State.
The announcement of the President's
Intention was made at the White House
today after Senator Dubois and Forester
Gifford Plnchot had had a long confer
ence with the President- Mr. Dubois bad
presented a long letter in reply to' Mr.
Heyburn, in which he heartily indorsed
the President's plan. The President as
sured Mr. Dubois that he appreciated his
support and co-operation, and expressed
confidence that the people of Idaho, when
they really understood tho truo meaning
of forestry, would drop their opposition
and recognize that the Administration
Is acting for the public good.
The new reserves to be created are
Henry's Lake. 750,000 acres; Sawtooth,
,000,000 acres; Payette, 1,400,000 acres;
Squaw Creek, 2S3.000 acres; Cassia, 325,000
acres; addition to Yellowstone, 175,000
acres; addition to Bitter Root, 1,300.000
The President is not yet ready to create
the Shoshone reserve, but will do bo when
further data Is presented.
Opposed by Idaho Republicans.
The creation of these reserves at this
time comes as a serious setback to Idaho
Republicans, who arc almost solidly ar
rayed against the Administration on this
issue. The President, however, says his
forestry jtolicy Is nonpartisan; there Is no
politics In it; It has proven practical and
beneficial and most Western States now
recognize Its wisdom. Idaho people who
arc holding out against it will. hcsays,
have to be educated, and he Is determined
they shall be taught by example rather
than text-books and speeches.
At the conference today, Messrs. Dubois
and Plnchot both assured the President
that there was no good ground for Mr.
lleyburn's protest against the Shoshone
reserve; that almost the entire area with
drawn was more valuable for forestry
than any other purpose. In the entire
area only 14,000 acres arc agricultural
land, and this land Is in private owner
ship. In fact, they informed the President
that Mr. Heyburn's protest was misrep
resentation of facts, though they exoner
ated him of any Improper motives.
INDIANS 1LVVE RIGHT TO F1S1I
Supreme Court Says AVinans Broth
ers Cannot Shut Out Yakinias.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
Ington, May 15. The Supremo Court to
day reversed the decision of the lower
courts and remanded for rehearing the
case of the United States, Thomas Simp
son and White Swan against Lineas WI-
nans and Audubon Wlnans, of Portland
In Its decision the Supreme Court holds
that Wlnans Bros., though holding
licenses from the State of Washington to
maintain fish traps in the Columbia River,
arc not thereby authorized to exclude
Yakima Indians from fishing rights on the
river. In face of this decision, Wlnans'
monopoly will be broken, and in all prob
ability the Yakima Indians, who have
heretofore been denied access to the river
In which this firm had Its traps, will be
given greater liberties. Charles H. Carey,
F. P. Hayes and Huntington &. Wilson
were attorneys for Wlnans Bros.
It developed in the hearing that the
Yakima Indians claim the right, under
their treaty, to exclusive fishing privileges
In a portion of the Columbia River. When
they attempted to assert this right where
Wlnans Bros, were operating, they were
driven oft, their houses and accessories
destroyed and they were denied the right
to fish In or even to approach the river.
Wlnans Bros, claim to have obtained the
land abutting on the river from the original-
settlers, and they have acquired the
right to the land between high and low
water from the State of Washingtoa, but
tho court hokte that, though they aay
feave . these jHgatg and arc permitted, te
operate flshtraps, they have no authority
to interfere with the xndlans. These con
tests must hereafter be tried by tho lower
courts in the fight of this ruling, each
case on its merits.
The court did not pass on the question
whether or not the Yakima Indians, under
the treaty, are entitled to exclusive fish
ing rights, saying the pending case does
not properly raise this particular point.
Naval Inspectors Transferred.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 15. Lieutenant G. Malison
has been detached from Inspecting duty
at Moran Bros. Company, Seattle, and
ordered to Newport News, Va., for duty
as assistant to inspector of equipment
Assistant Naval Constructor C M. Sum
mers, upon completion of a course of In
struction at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, will be granted leave untif
June 3, when he will be detached from
duty at the Boston navy-yard and ordered
to the navy-yard at Puget Sound for duty
In the department of construction and
Northwest Postal Affairs.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 15. Washington Postmasters
appointed: Pysht, Clallam - County. John
H. Green, -vice Margaret Pontine, re
signed; Sylvan. Pierce County. Jennie B.
Pierce, vice Charles S. Johnson, resigned.
Rural route No. 1 has been ordered es
tablished June 15 at Portage, King Coun
ty, Wash., serving 503 people and 110
Skookunt Mine Case Dismissed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington, May 15. The Supreme Court to
day dismissed the suit of the Empire
State-Idaho Mining & Developing Com
pany and the American Bonding Company
vs. Kennedy J. Hanley for lack of Juris
diction. The case involved the Skookura
mining claim In Shoshone County, Idaho.
Lens-Grinders on Strike.
NEW YORK, May 16. Lensgrindcrs
employed by several New York optical
firms have gone on a strike because of
the refusal of the open shops to recognize
the union. The grinders arc divided Into
two classes, one grinding the surface and
the other the edges of the lens. Each re
quires several years of apprenticeship.
The employers claim to have a majority
of the shops on their side, and to be fill
ing the strikers' places rapidly.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 77
drg.; minimum. 40 tieg.
TODAY'S Fair; north to east winds.
The War la the Far East.
Russian 'licet anchored south of Hongkong.
Page S, ,
ConnlcHM&rcDortx about fleet's return to
HojMp)ay. Page 3.
BJnr.more ancry-withFrance itrj-le seemed, to know (hat she was not. tell
molve her and Britain- fn'war. 1 ing tho truth, and fjbvgrcat' 'public1 of
! ATort" Vni-L' onl1 'BK.
French Premier refuse to disccps neutrality
in Chamber. Page 3.
Etrikcs break out In many Russian cities.
Policeman murdered by nobleman in Russia.
Revelations about Atlantic shipping trust
and Ctinard Line. Page 3,
One of Cuban parties demands change In
.mcriean treaty. Page
Panama Canal Commission decides to buy
material and ships In world's market.
I.oomls and Bowen each states his case to
Roosevelt. Page 3.
Head of Armour car lines before Senate com
mlttee. Page 5.
Roosevelt establishes more forest reserves in
Idaho. Page 1.
Supreme Court confirms Indians' right to
nsh in Columbia River. Page 1,
Richard Croker. Jr., talks of his brother's
death.- Pago 3,
All secrets of beef trust revealed to grand
jury- Page -4.
Three great churches may unite. Page -i
1'ossionatc love letters of Stelner to Miss
Glbney. Page 2.
Hired sluggers employed by Chicago unions.
Judge who tried Nan Patterson" says she was
guilty. Pago 1.
laenmy or "veiled murderess" revealed.
uaics organizing bull movement In July
wneau l'age 3.
Manager McCredle wires a furious protest on
cnangc or schedule. Page 7.
Charlie Mitchell calls John L. Sullivan's
bluff at Tacoma. Page 7.
Entries for trans-Atlantic yacht rn
Oregon Supremo Court upholds decision de
claring poolrooms a nuisance. Pace a
Northern Pacific engineers at work on north
Dame or Columbia. Page $.
Development League and Good Roads As
sociation at Pendleton. Page 7
Drink-crazed man kills four people and him
seir at ban xiego. Cat, Page C.
Referendum petition on million-dollar ap
propriation nas iwu signatures. Page C
Commercial aad Marine.
Activity in Interior fheep markets. Page 15.
Top prices paid ror soutbern and Eastern Ore
gon wool, rare ij.
Warm weather stimulates demand for fruit.
Heavy supplr of California vegetables received.
Fluctuations in the Chlcaro wheat market
Ean Francisco grain market strong. Page lot
Dullness in stock speculation. Pare 1-.
Oysters ror Taqulna. Bay brought from Japan.
Bark Martha Davis burns in HHo harbor.
McCredle determined to hve Hughes pitch
oau game, l'age .
Portland dogs win at te San Francisco Bnch
fcfiow. l'age i.
Pertlaad and Yiclalty.
Citlzens organization will put a municipal
ucxei in viae aeia. run J.
Forty-six pass drll eervlce examination for
iiremta. page is.
Rlners defease In sewer scandal z. tech-
nlcal oee. Page 10.
Conductors elect grand offlctrs. Pace 12.
Pupils and teaeteera of rtwpn-.an School in-
suited by men rrem ute aakxmai sear the
school aad Ute JSxpestttoB frrotwA. Para n
Soldiers patrol the Fair grsa4a. Pare in -
Two taerer weeks wiH see the work- at the
mwltln 8st)ie. Pare lO.
Corpefti aa4 "cBmmfrelocLof te LwL" a4
wane CMwM! ey MtUer UHr,dtSer-
Remarkable Speech by Man
Who Twice Tried Actress
SAYS SHE TOLD LYING TALE
Judge Davis of the Supreme Court
Thhiks Public Believes Her
Guilty Truth Would Have
NEW YORK. May 15. Somewhat to the
nsronisnmeni or tnosc present at me
monthly dinner tonight of. the Phi Delta
Phi Club, an organization of lawyers.
Justice Vernon M. Davis, of the Supreme
Court of the State of New York, who was
the guest of honor, gave his opinion as to
the guilt of Nan Patterson, while raakin
an argument in defense of Assistant Dfs
trlct Attorney Rand, who had prosecuted
the young woman at her three .trials for
the murder of Caesar Young. Justice
Davis, who presided at the first two trl
als, said that she had lied from beginning
to end, and it was his opinion that the
majority of the community now believed
that Miss Patterson held the pistol by
which Young was shot; that J. Morgan
Smith bought the weapon, and gave it to
her, charging her at the same time with
the duty of "scaring" Young.
In the middle of the Justice's remarks
the reporters were asked to leave the
room, but before they had reached the
door they were recalled by the speaker,
whojsald that he left it to their discretion
as to just what parts of his speech were
to be used.
She Lied From First to Last.
"Wc have heard a great deal In the pub
lie press of late of severe criticism of Mr.
Rand and his conduct of the trial," said
the Justice. "You cannot prosecute
criminal without telling what you believe
to be the truth. In the second trial before
me the defendant went on the stand, and
It was quite obvious that she was telling
a falsehood from beginning to end. The
very air was charged with the fact that
she was lying. Yet sho was a woman
She was young. It was natural that the
public should sympathize with her. Peo
New York said:
Why should not shew? Let her lie
Let her get the benefit other lies
"But today. In the light of the last disa.
grcement, I feel mire that most people are
convinced that a majority of tho people
believe that the pistol that killed Young
was held by Nan Patterson, was dis
charged by her, was bought by J Mor
gan Smith, In an attempt to get money
from Caesar Young for the support of the
How Shooting Occurred.
"I don't mean to say that she took the
pistol from the reticule and shot him In
the side, but I do believe that she had
the pistol and showed it to Caesar Young.
An argument followed, and he took hold
of the weapon. In tho conversation and
consequent struggle the pistol went off
and the man was killed
"I believe, moreover, that, had she told
the story on the witness stand as it really
nappenea. In other words, had she told the
truth, that the second jury would have
Xnn Patterson's Father Very 111.
WASHINGTON, May 15.-J. Randolph
Patterson, father of Nan Patterson, who
returned with his daughter from New
lorlc Saturday, ha3 suffered a severe at
tack of congestion of the lungs and some
anxiety is felt for him.
MAY SAVE LIFE, NOT REASON
Pitiable Fate of Several Victims -of
SNYDER. O. T., May 15. No deaths oc
curred today among the patients at th
hospital here, although no hopes are en-
tertainedifor tho recovery of two of them
It was determined that no more should
be sent away, and a temporary hospital
has been erected for their treatment.
Physicians and nurses continue to ar
rive from other towns to suddIv the
places of those who, worn out by the
hard work, are leaving the city daily.
The total number of deaths, accordlnj
to the best estimate nhfuinaio ! v.
although a statement was mtn' tit- fhl
press committee yesterday which places
tne lotai at it. Tho lack of records ac
counts for this i discrepancy in figures.
A large force of men Ik
repairing and building, being paid out
or me lunas suDDiied bv cash rtnnntfnnr
Food and clothing are plentiful and to-
aay rne reuer committee announced that
no more of these are needed at
The committee Is 1111 receiving remit
tances ot money, ana inis is being ap
plied entirely to the work of nrnvMino-
shelter for the homeless and In caring for
Several of the latter have hepn lmprtn.
sclous since the disaster, and physicians
express the opinion that even in case
of their recovery, they will not fully re
gain their reason.
ARSENIC CAME FROM EARTH
Expert for Hoch Combats Theory
That "Wife Was Poisoned.
CHICAGO. May 15. Testlmonv fnf th
defense began today in the trial of Jo-,
hann Hoch. charged with wlfe-naurder.
The defense waived any opening address
to tne jury. Dr. uugtave Klelsher, an
exnert for the defease, cembafed h
theories set forth bv Dr. Lawk: Trn-
ser Haises asd ether twH fnr ttu
tte ta.reaara to the cause-f.&herglth
of Mrs. Walcker-Hoch. Dr. Kollsher de
clared that, had arsenical poisoning been
the cause, there .would have been a no-
uceaDie corroding of the mucous mem
brane of the stomach. Dr. Kollsher icav
as his opinion that the arsenic found in
the body of Mrs. iWalcker-Hoch came
mere from the sou of the graveyard
which, he said, like the earth of all
cemeteries, is saturated with the poison.
Dr. Kollsher, however, was unable to
explain the alleged fact that all the
poison found In the body of Mrs. Walcker
Hoch was In the stomach and liver.
The doctor refused to adroit that Mrs.
Hoch was poisoned by arsenic, as. he
said, "there are any number of things
that might have caused her death."
It is probable that all -the evidence will
be finished tomorrow morning and that
the arguments will commence in the af
VEIL LIFTED AFTER DEATH
Veiled Murderess Was Runaway
Wife of Titled Englishman.
CHICAGO. May 15. The veil of mystery
which for more than half a century hid
the Identity of "the veiled murderess.
who died In prison at Mattewan, N. i
yesterday, has been lifted by the hand
of Mrs. Charlotte P. Norris, 1426 Newport
avenue. Chicago. The so-called "veiled
murderess" was a classmate of Mrs. Nor
ris at the famous Emma Willard School
at Troy, N. Y., 60 years ago.
The maiden name of the woman, who
was a puzzle to the authorities ever since
her arrest for murder In 1S53, was Char
lotte Ward. She married an Englishman
of rank, Sir Walter F. Elliott, but sho
ran away from his home In England two
years af te-' the marriage. She came back
to America to find the house of her
father, a wealthy Canadian merchant.
shut against her.
Mrs. Norris, though under no obliga
Uoii3 so to do, has kept her knowledge of
the Identity of the "veiled murderess"
secret through all the years since her
arrest ana conviction on ine cnargo or
killing Timothy Lanigan ad Catherine
Lubee, in Troy, N. Y., 52 years ago. The
Chicago woman went to Sing Sing prison
mora than 30 years ago to see Lady El
llott, then a prisoner at that institution
She was with her for an hour. When she
came away, the prison authorities begged
her to tell them who their charge was.
She declined, knowings that her old school
mate did not then wish her Identity-
MRS. HARDING WINS CASE
Supreme Court Decides Bitterly-Con
tested Divorce Suit.
WASHINGTON, May 13. The divorce
case of Adelaide M. Harding vs. George
Harding, which has attracted consider
able attention in Illinois and California,
was decided by the Supreme Court of the
United States today favorable to Mrs
The Hardings residd In Chicago, and
have been prominent because of Mr.
Harding's wealth. A divorce was granted
to Mrs. Harding by the Circuit Court of
Cook County, Illinois, in 1897, and she
was awarded alimony of $6100 annually
In 1WJL Harding wras given a decree by
sthelGircnlt Go'crt .btiSahVDlcsra. fcodntv.
iCallforQlaraitd'the Supreme Court of the
state affirmed the -decision. Mrs. Hard
lng brought the case to the Federal Su
preme Court on the ground that the Call
fornla courts had not given due faith and
credit to the decrees of the Illinois courts.
as required by the Constitution, and to
day's decision upheld that contention. The
judgment of the California court was,
therefore, reversed and the case remand
ed for further proceedings.
When the case was argued, Mr. Hard
ing, who was a lawyer, appeared in his
own behalf, while his son, also an attor
ney, appeared for his mother. Neither
participated in the argument, however.
GERMANY SEIZES HAICH0U
Complicates "War Situation, by Grab
bing More Chinese Territory.
TOKIO, May 16. (11 A. M.) It Is
reported that Germany has dispatched
a force of troops and occupied Halchou
In the southern portion of the province
of Shantung, where they raised and
saluted the German flag. Halchou is
on an -extensive bay, north of the old
channel of the Hoang River.
Germany's object and intentions are
not clear. It is suggested that she 13
seeking an extension of her interests
in China and taking advantage of pres
ent political conditions, but explana
tions' may eventually clear up the sit
It is feared that any changes in the
existing status quo of China, coupled
with the recent Indo-Chinese incident,
may seriously complicate the war sit
LEPER HOMES ARE NEEDED
Health Conference So Declares and
Says Bubonic Is Extinct.
WASHINGTON, May 15. Leprosy was
the principal subject discussed at the
nrst session of the third annual confer
ence of state and territorial health au
thorities with the officials of the United
States Public Health and Marine Hos
pital Service, which began today. About
20 delegates were present. All tho state
boards of health represented were found
to be unanimously In favor of National
A resolution was adopted expressing; sat
isfaction with the methods adopted and
the results attained in the efforts to erad
icate the plague from California, a pre
amble setting forth that this eradication
an accomplished fact through the
united and harmonious efforts of the Pub
lic Health and Marine Hospital Corns
and the state and local boards of health.
by means or rat extermination and ex
tensive sanitary improvements in affected
Trainmen Jn Convention.
BUFFALO. May 15. The Brotherhood nr
Railroad Trainmen convened here today,
with a large majority of the delegates
present. Mayor .Knight delivered an ad
dress of welcome, which was responded
to by P. H. Morrlssey, grand master of
tho organization. The- order now ha 7"
lodges, each represented by a delegate
and an. alternate. This evpnfnn- hr tpoo
a public meeting, at which Governor Hlg-
gins aeuverea an address.
Japasese Warship Ashore.
TOKIO, 3fay 16.-01 A. Mll-The steam
er NIkko, a Baval auxiliary. Is ashore at
Fuean. She has not sustained danasre
and K is expected that she wiH.be floated
ALL TI WORLD
if BID ON CANAL
Executive Committee Decides
to Buy Material and Ships
in Open Market.
GREAT OUTCRY EXPECTED
But Difference in Cost Is Estimated
at Fifty Per Cent Foreign Bids
Will Secure Export Prices
WASHINGTON. May 15.-The executive
commroittee of the Isthmian Canal Com
mission today decided to purchase in the
markets of the world material and ship3
necessary for the building of the Panama
This important decision was reached
with some reluctance, because it was ap
preciated by Secretary Taft and the exec
utive committee that there would be sure
ly a great outcry from two great inter
ests in this country, the producers of
material and the shipowners. If the pur
chases were not limited to the American
Can Save Fifty Per Cent.
But it was decided that the money con
sideration was so great that it could not
be ignored, for it was held that in some
cases fully 50 per cent more would be
charged for material needed In canal con
struction than the same goods could be
procured for in Europe.
Chief Engineer Wallace, for instance,
showed that two ships. In addition to the
ones running between New York and
Colon and owned by the Panama Rail
road Company, were absolutely necessary
to carry the food supply and material
needed for the work. No American ship
could be bought at any reasonable price,
and when it came to building ships. It
was found, according to Mr. Taffs state
ment, that, while he can buy two 2600-ton
ships in Europe for $750,000, it would cost
H.400,000 to build such ships here. And, In
addition, while the European ships could
be had at once, It would take at least 18
months to secure American boats.
At Least Get Export Prices.
As to material needed for canal con
struction, the committee decided that by
rescryingJLojtself the right-to purchase
In the World's markets, it would at least
oblige American manufacturers to give
them the benefit of their foreign prices- if
they wish to sell goods to the Com
mission. Mr. Taft explained- today that he felt
obliged to Indorse this decision, because,
having given Congress every opportunity
to give a contrary decision, he felt that
the very terms of the canal act provided
that it should be constructed at the low
est: possible cost.
President Confers With Committee.
President ' Roosevelt entertained at
luncheon today Mr. Taft ( and Messrs.
Shonts, Wallace and Magoon, constitut
ing the executive committee. He em
braced the opportunity thus afforded to
have a general talk with the members
of the committee about canal matters be
fore they sailed for Panama. The com
mittee went to New York tonight to at
tend tomorrow's meeting of the directors
of the Panama Railroad Company and
will sail on Wednesday for the Isthmus
SUSPECTS ARE ARRESTED
Two Men Accused of Wrecking Santa
Fe Passenger Train.
EMPORIA, Kan.. May 15. Seven men
were arrested here this afternoon by
Santa Fe detectives on suspicion of hav
ing been connected with the wreck of
train 17 yesterday. Five were released and
two were held for further investigation.
All were former railroad men.
A small boy living near the junction
testified that the two held had been, hang
ing around tho Howard branch toolhouse
for the last week, and that he over
heard .them talking about breaking in.
The two men deny having seen each
The last of the wrecked cars was put
on the I track this afternoon. No sign
of the two passengers said to be missing
OHLIGER SENTT0 PRISON
Ohio Banker's Career, Full of Hon
ors, Ends in Shame.
CLEVELAND, May 15. I. P. Ohliger.
ex-presldent of the closed Wooster. 0
National Bank, pleaded guilty this after
noon to a count on one of the indictment
charging him with having issued a draft
when there were no funds In the bank, to
meet it. Judge Tayler sentenced him to
eight years' Imprisonment In tho Ohio
Ohliger Is an ex-Congressman and ex-
County Treasurer, and was Postmaster at
Wooster under President Cleveland's first
Administration and Collector of Internal N
Revenue at Cleveland during Cleveland's
BAKERS WANT EIGHT HOURS
Supreme Court Decision Causes
Strike in Xew Tork Bakeries..
NEW .YORK, May 15. Delegates of the
Hebrew Bakers' Union have begun to or
der strikes to force an eight-hour worki
day. Since the United States Supreme
Court resdered'lts decision declaring the
ten-hour law .unconstitutional, the em
ploying bakers are said to have been
working- their-men. 11 and' 12 hours a day.
Strikes ef. 4f or 600 bakers already have
been' ordered In ten shops, and about 3,-
699, more fiaen will quit, today. Some -of
the. masters have conceded the deetaade.