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"VOL. XXIV NO. 18.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
4Z PG ES
GUY IS RUINED
Almost Every Building
in Laredo Gone.
TWENTY-ORE ARE DEAD
Town on Mexican Border Is
Strewn With Wreckage.
MEXICAN TOWN SUFFERS
Every Building of Earcdo Seminary
ly tMiracle Governor of
.Texas. "Wants Help.
LAREDO, Tex., April 29. (Special.) At
least 21 persons were killed and-a. score
Injured in Laredo and New Laredo by a
tornado that tore through the city late
last night Sixteen were Tcllled here. Ru
mors of many others killed in places out
side Laredo are heard, but as yet they
lack confirmation. Property damage Is
large. Four of the dead -were members
of one family and were working on the
ranch of George "Woodman. They were
all crushed to death by the falling in of
the heavv walls of the adobe house they
occupied. The others met their fate In a
The damage wrought at the Laredo
Seminary Is severe. Not one of the group
of buildings that go to mako up the insti
tution escaped damage. The escape from
death of the teachers at present quartered
In the institution is considered miracu
lous, as the walls of some of the buildings
that they occupied were demolished. Mrs.
Early, one of the teachers, was heroic
ally rescued by several young cadets, stu
dents of the institution, they lowering her
by a rope from a second-story window.
She was badly bruised.
The Mexican National Hospital building
roof was lifted. ind it will require much
time to repair the building.
"Wreckage Blocks Streets.
A trip through the town. falls to show
a locality that has not Buffered from the
storm. Telegraph and telephone poles,
corrugated roofs, chimneys and walls; In
fact, debris of all imaginable kinds strew
the streets. The city authorities are at
work clearing away the wreckage of the
storm, and tonight the city began to as
sume its customary tranquil appearance
Linemen, are at work endeavoring to
straighten out the tangled wires, and it
is believed that within two days the elec
tric light service can be resumed. It Is
hoped to re-establish telegraphic commu
nication at least partially within two
Conditions at New Laredo, across the
river, arc similar to those on this side.
It is not known how many dead or in
jured there are. but a dty official of that
place stated that there are sX least five
dead. The live known dead, added to
the dead on this side of the Rio Grande,
would bring the number of known dead In
both jcitles up to 2L
The storm made Its appearance from
the Southwest In the neighborhood of
Lam pas. Mexico, 72 miles from this city,
and it is said that great havoc .was
wrought in. that locality, although It Is
not thought any loss of life resulted.
Poor Suffer First.-
When the storm struck .the city the
houses occupied by the poorer classes
were the cfirst to be leveled to the ground,
but, as the wind increased in force, the
more substantial buildings were unroofed,
and In many cases were demolished. The
lighting flashed, vividly and continually,
adding to the fears of the" people. The
storm lasted about an hour.
The Mexican National Railroad has
temporarily abandoned Its trains on ac
count of the 'lack of wires over which
to arrange meeting points.
Physicians are busy attending the in
jured and it is thought no deaths will
result Dr. H. J. Hamilton, of the United
States Marine Hospital Service, has
placed 150 tents with bedding, etc., at the
disposal of the homeless.
"Warnings of Storm Cause Panic.
The weather on Friday -was sultry, and
shortly after 7 o'clock In the evening a
dark low raj-cloud appeared In the
southwest. A ftbort time later and with
hardly any warning rain began falling
in torrents, accompanied occasionally by
hall. The conditions previous to the
storm were so remarkable that a vast
majority of the citizens locked themselves
In their houses, the entire Mexican popu
lation being terror-stricken and becoming
Impressed with the Idea that the world
was coming to an end.
Suddenly a flash of lightning lit up the
scene, showing clouds hanging low over
the housetops. A wind began to blow,
the. lightning In a few minutes played al
most continuously, and thunder roared
over the city like a' thousand batteries
pounding out a mighty chorus. Trees
began to bend under the strengthening
wind. Over the heart of the city was
carried the roof of a negro's hut from the
suburbs. A group of men saw the roof
being spun along as if by a giant hand.
and the lightning and thunder seemed
to combine In a magnificent climax.
Houses were swept away as If they were
structures of pasteboard. Substantial
stone structures were razed, frame houses
were caught up in the swirling storm and
torn to 'pieces. Roofs-were, carried away,
trees were torn out by the roots. Tele
graph poles were snapped wagons were
picked out of the streets and carried be
yond the city limits."
The storm was terrifying a grand
spectacle. It seemed to "bo rent by light
ning, the electrical flashes cutting through
until the city seemed 'to be spun with
lines of light. There was no escape and
the population simply cowered in the
houses and trusted "to fate.
The huts occupied by negroes and the
poorer Mexicans first were destroyed.
Nearly all of them were blown flat, but
many of them were lifted like huge bee
hives and carried miles. Every telegraph
and telephone wire In the city was
broken. The wind whipped the roof o'ff
the telephone building and, reaching
down Into the structure, caught the big
exchange and whirled It around the .
operating-room. The exchange was found
-upside down and In rulna The tele
phone officials report that It will be
necessary to install a new system.
Stores and Hotels "Wrecked. .
The business firms In the center of the
city have suffered great losses. The roofs
were taken off half a dozen buildings oc
cupied by grocerj' and drygoods firms
and enormous damage was done to stocks.
The roofs of the Hamilton and Ross Ho
tels, two of the most pretentious bulld
lnfis in the .city, were torn to pieces and
50 patrons fled Into the city streets tn
fright. The rooms in the -hotels were cov
ered with many inches of water. Two of
the patrons and two bellboys were seri
ously hurt by falling bricks.
Governor Lanham was appealed to by
Mayor Sanchez, of Laredo, for aid. In
xeaponse he issued a general appeal for
help, expressing the wish that Texas In
general would toe liberal and prompt in
RAILROAD BRIDGE. WRECKED
Cars Blown From Track and "Wires
Down in All Directions.
DALLAS, Tex., April 29. (Special.)
Reports have reached here of the cy
clone that has swept the town of
Larned, Tex., this morning. A string of
boxcars was blown off the international
& Great Northern tracks.
A long-distance telephone message
from Cotulla says the bodies of ten
dead Mexicans have been recovered. It
is reported thatf"f4 .persons have been
killed outside Laredo.-
Flftv railroad coaches belonging- to
the International & Great Northern and
Mexican Central Railroad were blown
Superintendent Gates, of the South
western' Telegraph -Company, with
headouartera In Dallas, estates that
wires t were down south of Gotulla.
about au miles soutn ox. can Anionic.
He .received a dispatch from San An
tonio that the repair crew at Cotulla
had learned from a conductor of a
train northbound that the bridge
across the Rio. Grande had been
wrecked by the storm. The conductor
stated that his train had just escaped
the Btorm There arc two bridges at
Laredo across the river and it 4s not
known which one -was destroyed. They
are built of ateel and are .costly struc
Tho Southwestern Telegraph. Com
pany has a large force of men repair
ing the damage done by tho storm.
Linemen making repairs to the long-
.dlstance telephone have, reported with
in 5D miles north of Laredo. They
report tonight a terrible state ,of de
HER LOVE LASTS SIX DAYS
NOW YOUNG WIFE SUES FOR JL
Mrs. Overcnd's Theatrical Husband
Says "Thank You" to the Sheriff
"When Served With Notlcc.
CINCINNATI. April 29. (Special.)
"Wooed and won In throe days, wedded and
parted in three more. Mrs. A. A. Overend,
of Covington, Ky., through a divorce peti
tion filed today, hopes again to be Miss
Sadie Snyder as quickly as possible.
Last Saturday she and her chum. Miss
Lizzie Grazlanl, also of Covington, met
William H. McCausland and "William
Overend, theatrical men, both from Jersey-City,
N. J. Tuesday, the four repaired
to the home of Rev. George A. Miller, of
the First Christian Church, Covington,
and the double wedding ceremony was
Overend came over to Cincinnati and
stopped at a hotel. His bride remained
In Covington. The flame of their love
quickly died, and Mrs. Overend sought
Last night McCausland' and his bride
gave a reception to make formal an
nouncement of their wedding. Overend
was among the guests. "While the festivi
ties were at their height Sheriff Hengehold
appeared and handed the notice of the
suit to Overend.
The young man was so surprised that all
he could say was "Thank you." The Sher
iff "told him he was welcome and left
Overend has not decided whether he will
fight the suit.
TIBBLES IS TO BE EDITOR
Tom Watson Will Own New Populist
Paper at Lincoln.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 29. (Special.)
A new Populist paper will be started in
Lincoln or Omaha, with Thomas H. Tib
bies, late Populist candidate for Vice
President, as editor.
The paper will be owned by Tom "Wat
son, Mr. Tibbies, C Q. De France ana
other Populists. Mr. Tibbies has given
up his Wall-street m project, saying he
would rather stay In the West where his
Ills Second Verdict to Hang.
DALLAS, Tex., April 29. (Special.)
The Jury brought in a verdict of guilty
with death penalty against Burreli
Oates. a negro, for the murder of Sol
omon Ornoff in Dallas on'the night of
November 29, 1904. This is the second
death -sentence for Oates, the first hav
ing been set aside by the Stato Court
of Criminal Appeals. Holly Van,", a.
wnlte man, .who assisted Oates in the
murder, ..is to-be banged at Dallas on
PflOHIS NAME .
B. Lee Paget Is Nominated for
Mayor, but May Later Be
Forced to Resign. '
HOT DEBATE AS TO POLICY
Friends of II. Albcc Urge That
Head of the Ticket. Be Iieft
'pif; but They. Arc
THE PROHIBITION TICKET.
B. Ie 'Paget, Mayor.
E. P. Northrop, Auditor.
F. McKercher, Treasurer.
E. O. Miller, Municipal Judge.
Councllmen.at-L.arge: I. II. Amos,
F. L. Posson and R. K. Steele.
Councllmen I. L. Paget, R. H.
Tate. James M. Leach, S. Morrow,
E. 3L Bertroche and D. B. Morgan.
To have a head or not to have a head.
that . was .the question over which -theJ
ironiDiuon party, mat assembled: in con
vention yesterday afternoon, wrestled for
three hours. There were some delegates
present who thought a real live head to
the ticket was not necessary. They lost
out in. the convention. For three mortal
hours the "no head" and "the head" ad
vocates talked. Every one of the 42
delegates present took a hand in the dis
cussion. Some thought it was an old
fashioned experience meeting and dwelt
at length on the "howti" and "whys."
They became cold-water advocates and
forgot the real problem at Issue. They
were all for harmony, however, so the
convention- convened, adjourned and re
convened and adjourned after accomplish
ing much, according to the Prohibition
Session Opened With Prayer;.
The gathering of the delegates was set
for 3 o'clock, but it was fully half an
hour after this time before B. Lee Paget,
who. by the way. Is the first Prohibition
candidate for Mayor ever put forward
by the -party in Portland, called the con
vention to order. After briefly stating the
object of the meeting,- Mr. Paget called
upon Rev. Albyn Eason and the pro
ceedings, of the convention were opened
with prayer. The delegates assembled in
the Y. M. C A. building. Prohibition
politics and religion mixed and mingled,
far-" emohg the delegates were a number
of Portland's prominent ministers. The
gathering was homogeneous, with Just
enough shrewd political movements on the
board to give the 'convention a political
atmoephere. Mr. Paget, the wheolhorse
of the party, told how Ave years ago,
while the Prohibitionists were looking for
a Moses, he was called to the firing-line
and he proclaimed with some show of
pride that he had been there ever since.
With thl9 bit of biography out of the
way, the delegates settled down to the
decision of the question of head or
The convention was several minutes old
when some brother discovered that I. H.
Amos was absent, and timidly announced
that a searching party be sent to hunt
for him. This plea was squelched when
someone back In the room announced
loudly that "Mr. Amos' presmcc ain't
needed." He was needed, for he became
a helmsman and an obstructionist before
the convention was through. One of the
ardent workers for no head to the ticket
was H. W. Stone. He was clearly play
ing politics. He wanted the delegates to
name a ticket headless, that is, without
a Mayor, for he evidently wished to
leave a soft spot for H. R. Albce to fall
In, In case lightning did not strike him
In the approaching primaries. Others
were with him, but they were In the mi
nority when it came to the final vote.
Albeo Hnd Friends.
There were those present who stood for
the naming of 'a complete, ticket, but
with the understanding that' in case of a
Fraacfo B. Lossrfs, Aeslatast Secretary a-f Stale.'
contingency arising that contingency be
ing the defeat of . Mr. Al6ee In the pri
maries and his subsequent appearance
as- an Independent candidate the candU
date named by the convention should be
willing' to resign his place at the head
of ethe ticket. In case the Prohibitionists
deemed It to be tho best Interests .of the
party. Thl3 won. for Mr. Paget in acr
ceptlng the nomination made himself
clear on. this mooted point He asserted
that he was honored by the convention
and that he would be the candidate of the
party to the end. unless a contingency
arose that he could best serve the Inter
ests of the party by resigning. He as
serted, however, that he would not do
this, unless the candidate In whose favor
he resignedshould be known as the Pro
hibition party candidate. Rather than
have the party lose Its Identity In the
campaign,' Mr. -Paget declared that he
would remain on the ticket and go down
In defeat or win, as the result of the
June election showed. This provision of
slde-stepplhg Is made in the resolutions
that were adopted at the evening session.
Stone for No Mayoralty Nominee.
The entire afternoon was taken up. in
skirmishing by Mr.' Stone and those who
did not want a Mayor nominated, and
the naming of a committee on resolutions
and platform, a committee on nominations
and a finance committee. Professor R.
R. Steele was elected permanent.' chair
man, and E. P. Northrup secretary. Some
one suggested that the' convention go Into
the "committee of the whole convention."
This sounded like'blue label goods, and it
carried. O. E. Miller was appointed a.
committee of one on credentials, andr-thls
consisted of passing cards among those
present to be filled out. While this was
going on the- momentous question '-of
"heads" was discussed.
Among those who took part in tho de
bate was an ancient German wafted Orc
gbnward from somewhere In the Dako
tas. His German tongue tripped, over
his English, but he made himself clear
on one point. He wanted a firm founda
tion, and he didn't care whe.thcr that
foundation was made' up of ministers,
Prohibitionists, Democrats or Republi
canshe wanted a firm foundation. There
was still another delegate present, age.
not given, who had voted for years for
the Democratic and Republican parties,
only to discover about nine years ago
that he had been voting for the Devil.
This declaration was greeted with tre
mendous applause, for the speaker's
statement was taken as a clean bill of
lading that there were no devils In the
Prohibition party. When hunger began
to hit some of the delegates they got'
down to real business of the afternoon
session, that of naming the committees.
When this was accomplished the conven
tion adjourned for dinner and to give
the committees a chance to frame their
resolutions and to name their candidates.
It will be noticed that there are several
vacancies, that of City Attorney, two in
the - Councilmen-at-Large and several
among the Councllmen. These vacancies
will be filled -by the dty and county com'
mittee, upon whom was thrust this
They aro E. P. Northrup. F. McKercher,
Dr. E. L. Lane, A. t?. Davis and. C. A.
Lewis. . Mr. Paget was alio. a. member of
this committee, but will resign.
Resolutions Were Adopted.
When the evening" session reconvened
the committee on resolutions offered the
following set of resolutions and the dec
laration of the Prohibition party princi
Resolved, It has been, and Is, our
earnest desiro to unite with any other
reform forces which stand for political
righteousness' and for the election as
municipal of fleers of men "who are not in
debted to and will hot be controlled by the
vicious clement of our city. To this end
we have sought and Joined In conferences
with the hope that they might lead up to
the unification of such forces, but without
result Up to the present time there are
in the field none but candidates who seek
nomination at the hands of the license
parties. A man of high character, as the
candidate of a saloon-controlled party,
does not mark the moral level of that
party, neither will he control Its. policy.
Furthermore, so far as we are advised,
these candidates would regard their in
terests in their respective primaries . as
adversely affected by our open Indorse
ment. Being, therefore., fully persuaded that no
candidates will, or can be, nominated who
can be so fully trusted to combat the evil
political tendencies of the day as the can
didates of a party which stands unequivo
cally for the destruction of that consum
mation of the political" villainy, the or
ganized liquor traffic, and believing that
to such candidates all votere earnestly
seeking reform will rally unless re
strained by partisan prejudice; therefore
Resolved. In order that there shall bo
before the people candidates whose at
titude toward moral questions admits of
no doubt, and in order to preserve our
organization and our prerogatives as
a party In tho coming election, we put in
(Concluded on Page S.)
PRINCIPAL FIGURES IN VENEZUELAN
.Berkiert W. Bowes.
LOOMS IIP AGAIN
Mae Wood Sues Wynne
' and Loeb.
HER LOVE .LETTERS GOHE
She Intended to Publish Aged
PREVENTED BY THREATS
Woman.Who Accused Nqvr-l'brk Boss
of Jilting; Her Tells Remarkable
-Story 'of Detective's Plot
- .to Protect Him.
OMAHA. Neb., April 29. Miss Mae
Wood Tate today flled In the District
Court a damage suit against William
Loeb. secretary to President Roosevelt;
ex-Postmaster-General Robert J.
Wynne, and J. Martin Miller, whom
she charges with having destroyed a
number of letters received by her from
Senator Piatt, of New York. Miss Wood
recites, at length the conditions that
led to the securing of the lottcrs by
the defendants, and asks the court to
award her damages.
Miss A. C. Vcod, who is. an attorney,
formerly practiced in Omaha, later was
connected vhth the Postofflce Depart
ment In Washington, and since has re
turned tgr this city. She asks $35,000
Miss Wood charges that the defend
ants by force and threats secured from
her love letters which, she alleges, were
written tolher by Senator Piatt, of New
York. These letters, she says In her
charges, formed the basis for a book,
the manuscript of which she had com
pleted andfor the publication of which
she had contracted with a publisher.
Says "Avfo-nne Threatened Her.
Mlss Woid alleges that Mr. "Wynne
Juet hec ift a houso In Washington,
where he ll&tained her for two days,
and by tte&ats and force took from' her
iha alleged love letters. .She says Mr.
"Wynne -va.s accompanied by two gen
tlemen, onfe of whom gave his name as
The charges as flled name, first, Rob
ert J. Wynne, Consul -General to Lon
don: "William Loeb, secretary to Pres
ident Roosevelt, and J. Martin Miller.
Consul to Aix La Chapelle, Germany,
alleging- that the defendants had con
spired to obtain possession, and did ob
tain possession, of a book which she
was compiling under the title of "The
Loveletters or a Boss," which letters.
Miss Wood avers, wero written to her
Tjy United States Senator Thomas C.
Piatt. The petition In part follows:
Xove .Letters of a Boss.
Second, that beginning about May 1, 1003.
plaintiff had prepared as a literary produc
tion nnl for publication a manuscript en
titled "The Love Letters of a Boas." which
manuscript was largely made of actual let
ters received by this plaintiff from a very
prominent man in the United States Sen
ate (Thomas C. Piatt). 71 years of age.
and who pretended to be desperately In love
with the plaintiff.
Third, that plaintiff had been engaged to
marry said prominent elderly man. and had
received attentions from him which could
only be excused on the ground of such en
gagement; that because of the conduct of
said suttor tho engagement was about to be
canceled on April 15. 100-1; that for the
purpose of trying to make an Independent
living in a literary field, and as compensa
tion for the peculiar humiliations and per
secutions, she had been subjected to. she de
termined to utilize such unfortunate and
disagreeable experiences and publish the
said book, containing, verbatim paragraph
after paragraph of the silly love expositions
contained in said. letters, which were mixed
with -political animosities and newt. Said
manuscript also- being- prepared with an
actual account of the replies thereto as
Ualfed States Minister te Veaexitela.
near as It was possible for this plaintiff to
Fourth, that said defendants, obtaining
knowledge of "the plaintiff's Intention to get
out, such a book, conspired with each other
and the author of said original letters to get
possession of the manuscript and the said
original letters by any means possible, and
by illegal means, if necessary, for the pur
pose of holding the same over the author.
and possibly to. hold for ransom in addition
and thus force said author to do or not to
do certain things.
Fifth, that one Martin Stiller, who was In
reality a detective, was engaged by the de
fendants herein named to represent himself
to plaintiff as an author and publisher and
solicit the manuscript for said book, to
gether With a contract to publish the same
under his own name through publishers or
friends In Philadelphia. That this plaintiff
finally consented to enter into a publica
tion contract with the said Miller for the
publication of the said book, "The Love Let
ters of a Boss," and surrendered the manu
scripts for said purpose of publication as
(Concluded on Second Page.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 61
deg.; minimum, 47. Precipitation, 0.02
TODAY'S Generally fair. "Winds mostly
Easter celebrated in pompous- style without
disorder. Page 0.
Czar decrees relief to unorthodox sects and
remtts peasants' taxes. Page 9
Strikers killed In Poland. Page IS.
Efforts to induce Princess of Connaught to
marry King Alfonso. Page 13.
Norway will create separate consulates.
German Minister to Morocco says Anglo
French agreement will not be recognized.
Page 0. 1
King Edward will be entertained In Paris.
Bowen called home, to explain, with choice
of promotion or dismissal. Page 2. r
Government rate regulation declared by rail
road man Injurious to "West. Page 3.
Interstate Commission sues IS railroads for
discrimination In beef rates. Page 2.
President has slight attack of malaria and
rests In camp for a day. Pace "
Stampede to sell stocks almost causes panic
on "Wall street. Fac 8.
Ogden educational train wrecked and many
noted men Injured; four trainmen killed.
Tornado wrecks Laredo, Tex., and kills
many persons. Page 1.
Twelve leaders of Chicago strike Indicted;
one death and many- Injuries from riots.
Cincinnati woman sues for divorce after six
days' courtship and-marriage. Page 1.
Mae "Wood accuses ex-Postmaster-General
Wynne, Secretary Loeb and others of ob
taining Flatt'a love letters from her by
force. Page 1.
Santa Clara aeroplane makes a very success.
ful, flight; Pag? 3.
Tom Brown's sister testifies against him In
murder trial at Chohalla. Page
Lauth smiles and Gugliclmo weeps at pros
pect of tho gallows. Page 3.
Yamhill referendum committee says it ha3
not become quiescent. Page .6.
Prairie City bartender is shot by the Town
' Marshal. Page 4.
Land Office to Portland. Page TR;
Official notice of removal of Oregon City
Ex-Senator Harry Bunkers found guilty of
accepting a bribe at Sacramento. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Three-fourths of Oregon wool clip already
sold. Page 33.
Steady movement of grain to California.
Uncertain tone of butter market. Page 33.
Storm of liquidation in stocks. Page So.
Wheat closes lower at Chicago. Page 33.
Favorable New York bank statement. Page
Review of San Francisco cured fruit trade.
Page 33. '
Dredge Chinook will not work at mouth of
Columbia again this season. Page 14.
Tonnage entering Columbia,. during April
amounts to 3(5.000 tons. Page, 14.
Battling Nelson and Hufe Turner matched
to fight In San Francisco. Page 18.
Portland shut out by Tacoma. 1 to 0. Page
Long fly wins ltf-lnning game for Seattle.
Annapolis crew defeats Pennsylvania. Page
Many dogs entered for Portland bench show.
Field day at Franklin Field. Page 10.
Burns will meet Barry In Tacoma. Pago 17.
Giants meet Slwashes next. Page 17.
Portland tam lacks teamwork. Page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Big rise In Portland realty Is shown by re
cent sales. Page 14.
Ben Lombard pays Judgment secured by his
uhcle. Page 10.
Seattle doctors fall out with local' fraternity
over requests tor contribution to enter
tain American Medical Association
Curfaln rings down on the Columbia Stock
Company. Page 24.
Portage road means bringing of Inland Em
pire 'to the gates of Portland. Page 10.
Women are found frequenting saloons.
Government reclamation service and rail
roads stake the same right of way along
the Malheur River. Page 13.
Ex-Senator John M. Thurston comes to de
fend Senator Mitchell. Page 8.
Colorado and Arizona will each erect a
building at the Fair. Page 11.
Mountain Gem will demonstrate practica
bility of portage road for bringing cargo
to Celllo. Page 8.
Prohibitionists nominate B. Lee Paget for
Mayor. Page 1.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 36.
Classified advertisements. Pages 10-23.
How best to secure clean- markets. Page 48,
Dr. Hlllls' sermon. Page 48.
The human side of John D. Rockefeller.
How the Japanese take care of the families
of soldiers. Page 38.
New type of fighting machine. Page. 41.
Three years' reclamation work by the Gov
ernment. Pages 40-41.
Bear hunting as a sport for women. Page 32;
Tales from Dickens. Page .44.
Sherlock Holmes. Page 40.
Malcolm McKay, pioneer of 1842. Page 47.
Exposition will play host. Page 26.
Improvements at City Park. Page' 26.
Mcdford & Crater Lake Railroad a certainty.
New homes on the Heights. Page 34.
Social. Pages 30-3L
Musical. Page 10. .
Dramatic. Pages-2S-20. ' . ,
Household.and fashions Pages 42-43.
Youth's departmeiit. Page 45. ' 'r!
Chicago Grand Jury
BIG STRIKE STILL SPREADS
Number of Men Made 'Idle
Doubled in 0nfrDaye
APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT
Citizens' Committee Asks Truce With
View to Cbnellhitlpn Riot
Reigns Throughout- City.
One Man. Is Killed.
CHICAGO." April 29: Twelves of th
labor leaders prominently identified
with the teamsters' strike now in
progress In this city were indicted to
night by the grand jury; Bach Indict
ment contains six counts and charges
the men with conspiracy. Bills were
returned against the following:
Cornelius P. Shea, president of the
International Teamsters' "Union; Hugh
McGee. president of the Truckdrivers
Union; J. McCarthy, business agent of
the Truckdrivers' Union; 21. F. Kelly,
president of the Market Drivers "Union;
Charles AVllbandt, secretary of the
Teamsters' Joint Council; George F.
Golden, president of the Packinghouse
Teamsters' Union; James B. Barry,
president of the Hallway Express
Drivers' Union; John Smyth, president
of the Coajdrlvers Union; Harry Lapp,
business agent of the Coaldrivers
Union; Charles Dold. president of the
Chicago Federation of .Labor; Stephen
C Sumner, president of tho Mllkdriv
crs' Union; J. W. Young, business
agent of the Baggage and Parcel
Much secrecy marked the return of
tho indictments, and even after they
had been returned to the court an ef
fort -was made to keep the names from
being- learned. The indictments were
based1 solely on the ovltienccgiven dur
ing the last week by witnesses who
testified specifically as to the troubles
of the- labor unions and Montgomery
"Ward & Co. Tho most Important and
detailed evidence came from Frederick
Job, secretarj- of the Employers' As
sociation, and from Robert J. Thorne,
manager for Montgomery "Ward & Co.,
and a stockholder in the coal firm of
Daniels & Co.
Charged AVlth Conspiracy.
One count in the indictment charges
the defendants with conspiring to pre
vent all persons not members of the
Teamsters' Union from securing em
ployment as drivers. This Is described
in the count as being contrary to
"public morals.' Another count
charges conspiracy to prevent any
union teamster from picking up or de
livering any goods to or from Ward &.
Co. A third count charges conspiracy
to do an illegal act in that the team
sters were warned not to do any work
for "Ward &. Co. The fourth charges
that the conspirators compelled the
proprietor of the "Windsor-Clifton Ho
tel to put out certain guests of the
hotel because they were employes oC
Montgomery "Ward & Co. The other
Indictments differ only In minor points.
Strike Sprendw to 3Sore Trades.
The strike continued to spread to
day, and a large number of teamsters
employed by lumbermen, grocers and
various coal companies went out. The
most serious phase of the trouble today
was the aggressiveness of the packers,
ice-dealers and commission men, who
have decided that they will stand with
the members of the Employers' Asso
ciation and demand, that their team
sters make deliveries to boycotted
Arms, and that, if any teamster de
clines to make them, he is to be in
stantly discharged. This means a
lockout, for the men have already de
clared that they will not make such deliveries-
More than 2500 men will be
involved when this action Is taken.
The wholesale grocers also decided this
afternoon that they would demand of
their men that goods be delivered to
boycotted Arms, and a prompt dismis
sal of every teamster refusing to com
ply will be ordered. This will add 800
more to the number of men now on
The unions retaliated by ordering;
that no hay or grain be delivered to
members of the above associations.
The men employed by the Hartwell
Coal Company went out this afternoon.
This concern delivers all of the: coal
to the Union Traction Company and to
the People's Gas Light and Coke Com
pany, which supplies the city with gas.
The express companies made some
deliveries today, but their business
comparatively, speaking, was at a
standstill. Large quantities of per
ishable articles are now stacked in the
houses of the express companies, and
most of them are expected to spoil.
So far the strike has noL in any ap
preciable manner Interefered with the
food supply of the city.
May Appeal to Roosevelt.
There is a strong sentiment among
the labor men to have President Roose
velt Interfere in the strike when he
arrives in the city on his return from
his present vacation. He is scheduled
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