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VOL. XIVT. XO. 14,144.
POKTLAOT, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Out in Chamber of
ONE MAN'S FALL TO DEATH
Homer Hallock Seeking Fire
CHEF JUMPS TO NET BELOW
Tongues or Flame Leap From Every
"Window on the. Eighth Floor
and Make Rescue by Fire
men Almost Marvelous.
DEAD. INJURED AND ESCAPED.
Homer H. Hallock.
D. L.. Cappa. chef of the. Coramr
elal Club, two ribs broken and se
verely shaken up by Jumping lnt6
n. M. Gray, clothier, burned about
neck and head.
Matt Foeller. burned .about facc
and hand. Not serious.
Dr. Dvld Walker, burned about the
face. Not serious.
Among those who escaped from the
Commercial Club besides the officer
and employes of the. club were: Al
bert Feldenhelmer. George TV. Hazen,
n. M. Gray. O. !. Smith. Sam Lock
wood. W. B. Scott. K. G. Jones. Matt
Foeller. J. 11. Fogerty. E. 1C TVheeler.
C. A. McCargar. Whitney L. Boise.
Carl I.lebe. C. V. Cook. Tony Blnay
la. Charles Smith. T. LaBrauch, Joe
Hoe. It. D. SIgler and County Atcssor
Flames that sprang up as from a magi
cian's wand swept the upper part of the
Chamber of Commerce block at 2:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon, wrecking the
Commercial Club and imperiling scores of
With the swirling, fearful speed of a
whirlwind, ureal red sheets of Are and
dense volumes of stifling smoke passed
from room to room as if in a fiendish hunt
for human life. Dozen of people, caught
unaware, scurried before the deadly blast
with death at their heels. That all but
one escape is nothing less than marvelous.
One. Life Is Lost.
The one lo forfeit his life was Homer
11. Hallock. an employe of the "Willamette
Valley Traction Company. With smoke
and flame close behind him, Mr. Hallock
attempted to climb from a Commercial
Club whidow to a fire-escape leading down
the interior court of the building. The
firc-CRcapo was six feet away. It was a
desperate undertaking, and the unfortu
nate man failed. His body plunged down
seven stories to a skylight on the second
lloor. He was killed instantly.
lumps to Safety Xet.
D. I Cappa. the chef of the Commercial
Club, jumped from the eighth 6tory to a
llfcnet on top of an adjoining one-story
building, the terrific force of his fall
breaking the net. Two of Cappa'a ribs
ESTIMATE OF THE LOSSES.
Lories to the Commercial Club and
to the Chamber of Commerce build
ing as estimated by flro Insurance
agent who carry policies for both
Chamber of Com-
mere bulldtnir. .X1O0.OO JSOO.OOO
Commercial Club.. 40.000 20,000
The to to the building includes
the damage done by fire, smoke, and
watr. The personal losses to occu
pants of the building, such as law
yers, physicians and thoss In othr
offices, are not given, but Jt Is esti
mated they will reach several thou
sand dollars. The loss or pictures and
statuary in the Commercial dub was
felt most keenly by the members.
were fractured, and he was badly bruised.
It is believed he will recover. No others
were seriously hurt.
The fire department was Quickly on the
scene, nearly every piece of fire apparatus
in Portland being' brought Into service.
The firemen performed courageous and
effective service. While part of the force
busted. ItselX laylBs and. directisc utreaaa
of water, others were at the equally dan
gerous work of rescuing those whose re
treat had been cut off In the upper sto
ries. While there was no Immediate dan
ger except on the top floor, yet the entire
building was clouded with smoke. People
came In streams down the 'fire-escapes
after the levators stopped running. There
was no otner means of exit for the or
more persons In the Commercial Club, as
elevators were unable to go up after the
fire got under headway.
Burns Like OH.
Had the Interior of the club been sat
urated with oil It could hardly have
burned more rapidly and fiercely. In lea
than five minutes flames were dancing
from the club windows along the entire
The escape from death of Tom Rich
ardson, manager of the Commercial Club,
together with fiftr members of the kitch
en force and a messenger boy. was re
markable. At a moment when nearly
the entire eighth floor was a seething fur
nace they appeared on cornices at the
northwest corner of the building cut oft
from retreat. To the great suTglng crowd
below It appeared that the men did not
have any chance of escape.
In Great .Danger.
Mr. Richardson was in the most peril
ous position. He was 20 feet above the
others standing on a narrow cornice near
the top of the building. Clouds of black
smoke were continually blown In his face,
forcing him to cover his mouth and nose
with his arms to prevent suffocation.
Behind them was a furnace which kept
spreading towards their position. Fanned
by a lively breeze, the flames appeared
to struggle towards the imperiled men as
If determined to reach them before they
Flame Cheated of Prey.
Two things combined to cheat the fire
of Its prey. The endangered men kept
their heads and the firemen took their
own lives In their hands and effected a
rescue. Seldom is an incident of such
great heroism and cclf-contro! met with
outside the pages of fiction.
While the great crowd below swayed
and moaned and shouted and wept, the
extension ladders of the Fire Depart
ment were hoisted Into place. They fell
30 feet short. Men In the crowd turned
away at this, women screamed and
fainted. Nearly every one thought the
fate of the little knot of men was scaled.
Firemen Meet Emergency.
The firemen were, prompt to meet this
emergency. Lieutenant Jay W. Stevens,
assisted by Fireman Charles Hewston.and
Cy Perkins, carried a scaling ladder to
the top of the extension and tapped the
ledge. A few twists of the rope and an
avenue of escape was at hand for all xave
Mr. Richardson, who was 20 feet higher
Heroism of BInagha.
The fastening of the scaling ladder de
veloped that tbe greatest' courage way be
coupled wJth the garb .of a. eiief Tony
BInagha, second coak, had the right of
way for descent, having helped fasten the
ladder to the ledge. The breathless crowd
below expected tp see him lead the way
do ww to safety. His own safety was not
-uppermost in his mind, however. He
stepped back and relinquished his place
to C. F. Cook, a waiter, who was almost
exhausted. BInagha helped Cook to the
ladder with great care. Then he turned
and gave his assistance to Joe Ray.
CLUB PAPERS ANT RECORDS
Gordon A. Peel, assistant secretary
of the Commercial Club, who has
charge of the main office , upon the
eighth floor, was not present when
fire broke out. but returned to his of
fice as soon as the flames had been
subdued and found that most of the
important club records hsd been de
stroyed. The ledger, membership
ledger, minute book and other valu
able documents had been burned to
cinders. A few of the club papers
were In the safe and not damaged.
Sir. Peel had $150 of his personal
money In a drawer In the office. This
drawer was only partly burned, al
though the woodwork around it was
totally destroyed. The drawer was
broken open by Mr. Peel and the fire
men and the money recovered. The
papers In the drawer, however, were
Charles' Bradley. Charles Smith and T.
La Branch. When all were safely on their
way down, BInagha climbed over the edge
himself. A loud cheer went up for
the brave man In the white kitchen
clothes. All got down safely.
Rescue of Tom Jllchardeon.
The cheering lasted but a moment, the
crowd quickly giving way to Its concern
for Mr. Richardson. To comparatively
few was the Identity of the man near the
roof known at first, but the word quickly
spread. Friends crowded against the fire
rope and Implored the firemen to act.
Some, fearing Mr. Richardson might be
come panic-stricken and jump, shouted to
him not to move. Neither precaution was
necessary: the retreating firemen were
only coming down for another scaling
ladder, while Mr. Richardson made up his
mind to die in the flames rather than
Descent I Hazardous.
With no loss of time the three coura
geous firemen again ascended with a sec
ond scaling ladder. Lieutenant Stevens
mounted above the others and set the
ladder In place for Mr. Richardson. "When
the fireman reached his station ti did not
seem that either man had any great
chance of getting down alive. But Fate
willed otherwise. Mr. RJchsrdson tn mov
ing along the cornice to the ladder
stepped on Lieutenant Stevens' fingers.
"I beg your pardon," he said, with
"Oh. that doesn't, matter." responded
the officer politely.
Crowd Cheers Them.
A ticklish piece of work was the de
scent. Lieutenant Stevens Insisted that
Mr. Richardson come first. As the two
men reached safety the cheering was vo
ciferous and continued for many minutes.
A. group of Mr. Richardson's friend, led
by Rlnaldo Hall. A. H. Devers and Pa a)
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TWK VIEW SHOWS THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BCIEDING. AND THE FIREMEN
RESCUING THE LMPERIIJID OCCUPANTS OF THE EIGHTH FLOOR.
In the picture above Is ahowa the work orrecue at lw raort thrilllnc staxe. Just after the tint scaflnc ladder ha.r
been placed to the ledice on the cichth floor, at tho nonhwrt comer of the Chamber of Commerce bulldtnx. and one man had
been ent down by the Arrow. Clinging to tee ledce oa the n-r l, shown Tom Itlcbardson. manager of the Commercial
Club, who was the last one to be wed. Oa the narrow lede below Is shown T. Blnacha. cook at the club.' ambtine Harry
Tracy, the messeaeer boy. from the mindow to the ladder. The three firemen are recelrlng one of the Imperited men and arq
asMsUng him onto the extension ladder of Truck No. I. Llcutrnant Stevens Is shown leanlnr hl welRht against the scaling
ladder, holding it In petition for the men above to descend. Assisting, him are Firemen Umtoa and Perklrj, both of whom
later went to the ledco above while Stevens raised a second ladder to rescue Richardson from the roof.
GANNON ON TARIFF
Explains Letter on Revision
and How to Do It.
WOULD DISTURB BUSINESS
Speaker Says Only Genera! ICcvislon
Is Possible, "Which 'Would Halt
Production I-ct People
Decide at Election.
WASHINGTON. April t Sjeaker Can
non today made a'further explanation of
a letter - recently written by him -to a
friend In East Uvcrpool. O- regarding
the tariff. The letter was published and
seemed to indicate that tariff revision
would probably come In the future. The
statement of the Speaker follows:
I -mas not aware tha; I -wjj writing a let-
ter for publication, although I have no ob
jection to It publication. There are many
people In the country who tIeve that a rn-
cle schedule or a few schedules or tn tna
may be amended. ThU Is entirely Imprac
ticable, for. while an amendment ta a sine!"
schedule ralsht please a.-s!nxV interest. It
would not crcntnand mouth vote to enact it.
Can Only Ilevlse by Comprowlse.
Tn my Judgment nothing can be don ex
cept by a complete Tr!Von of the tariff,
which would "be a eompretnlo that -aooll
cosunasd a majority vx:e of the 3&C members
of the Hesse aad the M.Smnorx. The en
actavnt of such a revlclen and the time ueccf
sry to adjust it to conditions would halt
production, contempt Ion and commerce for at
lease 12 xnoctha and. when the coomromlse
is enacted a a whole, it win probably not be
an Irsproremeat on existing law. I doat be
lieve a majority of the people at this tiros
dVrlre to Interfere with the pre seat condi
tions, which are the more prosperous coadttlos
we bars bad In the republic to the laborer,
to tae farmer, to the car4taUt. to th pro
ducer and to tha consusBer,
DccMo Issue at Tvkrctten.
That the time win come ""hen a jrsieraj. re
rlstoa wilt be Jitrrrd vpnn T have no doubt.
but for the general Interest of the who
onsKr, the revision sstoold. be postponed as
aac gf sssslt. C gfsss. wlscts His wiil
THE HEROIC FIREMEN IN
of the people, and the Howe of RrprrMenia
tlres I chosen every to years. There will
be a general Conzrrssloeal election next No
vember. Our friend, the enemy, insist on an
immediate revision of the tariff, if a ma
jority of the people demand Immediate gen
eral revision they win elect a majority' of the
members of this Hons in favor of Immediate
SUES GAXG FOR So, 000, 000
Weaver -Tells AH About Frara'd. In
. Filtration Plant.
PHILADELPHLV. April .-Civil pro
cctdlnvi were Instituted today by the city
against the "contractors and former city
officials Interested in the construction of
th municipal filtration plant to recover
.?3.O0. which sum Is alleged Jo have
been wrongfully retained by the defend
ants. A bill In equity was filed wlthithe
prothonotary of the Common Pleas Court
by City Solicitor Klnsey and ex-Judge
James- C. Gordon. Mayor Weavers pri
Those named in the bill are Israel W.
Durham. ex-Republican leader of this
city: State .Senator James P. McNIchol
and Anaatasla McNIchol, his wife: Daniel
McNIchol; John M. Mack, all of whom
wer at one time members of the con
tracting firm of Daniel J. McNIchol &
Co.: William C, Haddock and Peter F.
Oostcllo,- ex-Director? of Public Works,
and John W. Hill. ex-Chief of the Filtra
tion Bureau. . The prayer Is sworn to by
The bill VIlTthe form of a paper book
of more. than U ivtc.es. containing the
entire history of the filtration plant con
tract and getting- forth In detail the
mass of evidence that has been gathered,
showing" the alleged wrongful acts of the
defendants by which the dty was de
frauded. Thb bill Is expected to give the
public the facts upon which the Mayor
and his counsel rely to prove the cltarges
that have bcn made from time to time
against D. J. McNIchol &. Co. It Is the
first of the civil suits to be begun by
the dty since the beginning of the Inves
tigation. Into the construction of the fil
ters and many of the statements con
tained In it are along the line of the re
port made by the filtration commltteo and
signed by Major Casrius E. Gillette and
Chairman of the Commission James, prior
to the election last November.
DchcI Mast Answer Charges.
NEW "YORK. April t Justice. Jo
seph F. Deuel must answer within 10 days
the apftication for his removal from of
fice as Justice of the Court of Special
Seslons of New York City, according to
a decision of the Supreme Court, made
public today. The apptteaUon for removal
was the ewtxrewta of the receat trial e
a char of crimtaal Wel of Norman Hajs.
good, eatiter of CoWer's Weekly. Jsatlcc
Deuel, the ceHiasMwawt. was sfeowx t. be
& stocUsoMar iWXwa Tta..
MIDST OF RESCUE WORK
IS W FIT ON
Fields Will Tell Truth, No Mat
ter Who Is Hurt
WILL NOT BE SCAPEGOAT
Hemmed Insurance. Official Says
Jloqsc of Mirth Stories Are Lies.
Says Trustees Knew AJl.
NEW YORK. Aprll.fi. Charges sim
ilar to those recently made against
the directors of the New York Ufa In
surance Company by Andrew Hamil
ton' were made'today against the trus
tee of the Mutual Life . Insurance
Company by Andrew C Fields, the
former Legislative agent of. the "Mu
tual, who is now in seclusion at his
home at Dobbs Ferry. Ho Is ?ald to
be seriously III and" has denied him
self to all callers. The char sea against
the Mutual trustees wcro-mnde in the
following; formal statement, which
Fields Issued through his. physician:
In the first place. I never gave a
bribe to any one tn the whole course
of .my career. I have como home pre
pared to vindicate myself completely.
In dolnjt o. I-shall let the truth which
I shall speak fall npon whom It may.
All of the trustees of the Mutual who
are now pointing- the finger of scorn
at me were aware of all I was doinr
in connection with Legislative work:
for the Mutual, and when they say
that they aro ignorant of the charac
ter of my work, they ar saying; that
which Is untrue.
CliallcHrjcs Trustees to ProoL
I am here to challenge them la
every such statement they may make
I am not an old man, like RicKar'st a!
McCurdy. wfeeee are ts so greet that
lie coals! see defend hiae4f. pr aste
rn, kodtiy trrta J. ,.sot w4mu Jt j
might be. I am mentally as strong; as
I ever was. and I am determined to
vindicate myself In the eyea of the
"I have to laugh when I read the
statements of the trustees to the ef
fect that a portion of the records of
the supply department of the Mutual
Is missing- or was destroyed. 1 will
say now that It is absurd to say that
a single book or record in the supply
department, of which. I was head, has
been taken from the company's office.
The story simply amuses me nothing
more. These trustees will have all the
records of the supply department
when they want them. They are not
Every Payment Authorized.
"As to the payments by Robert Oli
phant. chairman of the expenditure
committee, of amounts ranging- from
$25,000 upward and aggregating: In
all about $600,000 paid to me. I will
say that I can furnish a full and com-
plete explanation of exactly what was
done; with this money, and can show
that every payment was fully author
ized. "I saved for the Mutual by my work
at Albany hundreds of thousands of
dollars, and In doing- so never com
mitted a dishonest act. I do not pro
pose that the men associated with me
in the Mutual shall destroy my reputa
tion to serve their own private ends.
"The story about the so-called
House of Mirth In Albany was a gross
libel. Nothing: ever took place In that
house, which was simply my Albany
residence, of which I or any other
God-fearing- man need be ashamed.
"I am prepared to tell the truth, no
matter whom it may hurt, be his posi
tion high or low."
Has Incurable Disease.
Dr. Judson said that Mr. Fields
would not be able to see any one for
two weeks at least. His patient is
suffering; from an incurable disease,
he said, but by careful treatment his
life mny be prolonged for years.
W. 11. Truesdale. chairman of the
Mutunl's internal Investigating- com
mittee, said today that Mr. Fields
would probably be asked to make a
statement to the committee. Such a
statement, however, would be purely
Fields Lay Low In Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April 6. The
dispatch from New York stating that
Andrew C Fields, ex-manager of the
supplies department of the Mutual
Life Insurance Company, was living: in
this city with his family during- the
time he was being- sought for In con
nection with 'the life Insurance Inves
tigation In New York, caused much
surprise. So far as has been learned,
nothing- was known publicly of Mr.
Fields presence In the city.
RUSH BREAKS ALL RECORDS
Railroads Sent 6500 Homcscekcrs
West This Week.
ST. PAUL. Minn.. April 6. Special.)
3&i jr.h cJeaswd np the week's homeseek
ers" business, and the record for- two
years lu Tsroken. The exact figures are not
yet obtainable, but the union depot offl
ciais place the number that were sent for
ward at SXO persons, exclusive of first
The continuance of low rates. In effect
every .Tuesday, will keep up the move
ment to the "West and North for some
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperafure. SO
der".: minimum. 50. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Showers and cooler. Southerly
Settlement of Hungarian crUts. Page 4.
Vesuvius In violent eruption causes terror
Chinese boycott at an end. Page 4.
Ruse lan government annuls election of
Democratic leaders. Page 3. -National.
Ellclna speaks on rate btll and claims to
b true friend of people. Page 3.
Ratney makes violent attack on tariff la
House. Pa ire 5.
Why Portland lumber shipments are not
laxser in Government reports. Pago 8.
Speaker Cannon declares policy oa tariff
revision. Page I.
Charge of wholesale forgery of signatures
to Hearst's nominating petition. Page Z.
Senator Alger declines re-election. Page 2.
Republican leaders In Missouri boycott re
ception to Shaw. VPage I.
Fields ready for fight with Mutual Life" trus
tees. Page 1.
Soft coal operators propose arbitration,
Independent Pittsburg coal operators sign
scale. Page 4.
More rlotlnc at Winnipeg. Page 4.
Startling confession of wife of Portland
man. Page 5.
Dowle vows, he will face his enemies: they
arrange to give him public trial. Page 4.
Baseball season opens today at San Fran
cisco. Fresno and Iioa Angeles. Page 7.
Portland and. Fresno open baseball season on
Raisin City's diamond today. Page 7.
. Pacific Coast.
Pilot Rock schoolmaster makes love to girl
pupil and Joiea Job. Page 6.
Pullman. Wash., Council refuses to oust
City Attorney for cot closing gambling--
ClUxens of Hood River Valley tender recep
tion to E- I- Smith. Page K.
Shingle weavers In Washington mills on
strike. Page 6.
Commercial aad Marine.
Oregon's surplus stock of potatoes may find
market. Pagn 1.1.
Business conditions in country never hetter.
Another flurry In call money market.
Slight loss In wheat at Chicago. Page 15.
Scarcity of sailors on the Coast attributed
largely to failure of whalers to return
from the Arctic. Page 14.
Steamer F. A. Kllburn makes record-break-lag
voyage. Page 14.
Portland aad Vlclnky.
Ftr In the Chamber of Commere- building
sweeps the whole top floor occupied, by
tha Commercial Club; one matt falls to
his death, a second Is saved by Jumping
seven stories to a net and. others have
narrow escapes. Page 1.
With characteristic energy Commercial Club
will take up Its duties today and serve
luncheon as usual. Page 10.
To Ri -.-!. In grave peril during the
fire. Page 10.
Arrested 'nuts either a footpad or a Good
Samaritan. Page &
Vital taest(etu for candidates to ceasider.
Ariel a. xtars 1-t will I we Its postal facilities.
. Page 18.
Unit, unorco suits tried, or pcndlag.
CKr f4s mast- 1I !! because of Mills
aaaeadmeat regtlg elti i baaks.
Vesuvius Threatens to
THOUSANDS IN WILD FLIGHT
Showers of Ashes Descend on
Streets of Naples.
GRAND NIGHT SPECTACLE
Huge Stream or Lava Devours Vege
tation People Flee to Hills or
Crowd Churches Praying -for
NAPLES, April 6. Tho Inhabitant
ui wic vjjia&ca 111 me viciuiLjr ui in. u mil (
v esuvtus are in a condition bordering
on panic. Many homes have been aban-
doned for the open air, although there
has been a thick fog- all day and the
atmosphere "has been dense with vol-
canlc ashes and the fumes of subter
ranean fires. The churches are crowded
day and night with people praying- for
deliverance from an Impending peril.1
manifestations of which are Tteard and'
Xelt In explosions which resemble a
heavy cannonading; and in the trem-
bllngs of the earth which are con
Burning River Spreads Terror.
The main stream of lava proceeding;
from Vesuvius is 200 foot wide and it
flows at times at the rate of 21 feet a
minute, destroying vegetation before
the stream reaches it. The peasant?
of Portlci, at the west foot of Vesu-4
vlus, cleared their ground of vine
yards and trees in the effort to lessen,
the danger from fire and resist thet
progress of the lava.
The population of Boscotrecase, numbering-
about !K)00, on the souther
declivity of the mountain, have soughti
safety In. flight and Boscoreale, to the
eastward. Is also threatened. Women of
this village, weeplnjg with fright, car-
rled a statue of St. Anne as near as
they could go to the- flowing lava,, im
ploring a miracle to stay the advance
of the consuming stream.
Grand Scene at Night.
The scene at night Is one of mingled
grandeur and horror, as from the sum-
mlt there leaps a column of fire fully
1000 feet in height, the glare Hghting?
the sky and sea for many miles. Occa-
sionally great masses of rock or stone,
some weighing- as much, as a ton, aro1
ejected from the crater.
The village of Terre del Greco, with?
30.003 people, which has been eight"
times destroyed and as often rebuilt.'
is again threatened and the inhabitants'
are In extreme terror.
May Bury Pompeii Again.
Streams of lava are progressing with
conslderable rapidity in tho direction1
of Pompeii. From the crater, which is
20 feet in circumference, the lava has
already gone two miles and a half. Hot:
mud. ashes and black sand are also
ejected, which, mixed with, rain, pro-1
duce the so-called caustic rain, which
is most damaging to vegetation. A1-
though the showers of cinders here
have diminished, people can be seen
holding up umbrellas as protection
against the falling ashes.
Observer Thinks Villages Safe.
SIgnor Matteucci. director of the ob
servatory. Is working indcfatigably.
He has had military engineers estab-
Hsh telephonic connection between the
observatory and points within the vol-
canlc activity. The director said to the
Associated Press this evening that, alJ
though, tho eruption presented grave
menace he did not believe It would
reach the villages. Indeed, he said, the
present volcanic activity was not alto-
gether unmixed with good, for. if 10
had not come to pass, a violent and
sudden eruption having a far wider
radius might have. occurred.
VENGEANCE ON GAMBLERS
Russians Hold Up Steamer and
Shoot Five Dead.
"WARSAW, April S. (Special.) A
steamship Warweet was approaching
the landing at Jablunkau. eight armed,
men climbed aboard and spread conster
nation among the passengers. With guns
aimed at the passengers, five" of latter
known as notorious gamblers were or
dered to step forward.
As the gamblers came from, the re
mainder of the passengers, the Intruders
opened a fusillade at tho card, men and
killed all of the five- Tho murderers then
held up the captain until they got ashore
and made good their escape.
INDICT PACKERS AGAIN
Morrison Summons Grand Jury to
Renew the Attack.
CHICAGO, April 6. (Special.) Rumors
that new indictments of tho packers as
individuals are to be asked from the Fed
eral grand Jury h&ve followed the an
nouncement that District Attorney Mor
rison and his aid have summoned the
Jury to appear May 15. A petition, ig to
presented by Asetast District Attorney
Chilis to Judge. Laadls or Judge BUw&,