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VOL. XXW-NO. 20.
PORTLA1ST), OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING,. MAY 14, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
. F. MAT
OUT OF OFFICE
Removed at Heney's Request
as United States Marshal.
C. J. Reed Named.
STRONG REASONS URGED
President Acts When Moody Shows
Him Jlcncy's Evidence Tiiat
Matthews Is Too Friendly
With. Accused Men.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 13. This was Oregon day at
the White House, all right. At 10:30 the
President decapitated W. F. 3Iatthcws
and appointed Charles J. Reed to succeed
him as United States Marshal for Oregon.
At 11 he Indicated his preference that
Judge William H. Hunt, of Montana,
should sit in the land trials at Portland
and decided that, for the time being, no
successor to Judge Bellinger should be
appointed. At 11:30 the President sent
for Vice-President Fairbanks and re
quested him to be his representative at
Portland at the opening of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition of June 1. At 11:43 the
President declared his willingness, in fact
his eagerness, to press the button which
will open the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
At noon the President appointed Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury H. A. Tay
lor chairman of the Lewis and Clark Gov
enrment Board. He then went to lunch.
Out or Harmony With Prosecution.
The removal of Mr. Matthews was not
unlooked for.. It had "been anticipated
or several months, and would have oc
curred before the President went West,
had it not been that the President
wanted to be sure he was right before
he acted. Mr. Matthews is removed for
virtually the same reason that John
Hall some months ago was let out of
the office of District Attorney. According-
to Attorney-General Moody, Mr.
Matthews was dismissed because Dis
trict Attorney Heney reported that he
(Matthews) waa entirely out of har
mony with the Administration In" the
prosecution of the land-fraud
that he was on too friendly terms with
some of the defendants, and that at
every opportunity he had and would
probably continue to Interpose obsta
cles which would make the prosecution
of the Oregon officials most difficult.
Heney's Reasons Strong.
No details of Heney's complaint arc
made public and none will be made
public, but his report, which lias been
in the hands of the Attorney-General
for several days, was so strong and
convincing that the President prompt
ly ordered Mr. Matthews' removal when
the Attorney-General read the letter
to him this morning. So Important did
the Attorney-General consider this
case that he went to the White House
with the papers the very first
thing. He and the President were
agreed that Mr. Heney and other offi
cers charged with the prosecution of
Senator Mitchell and others should
have every aid the Government could
render them and that every known ob
stacle should bo- removed from their
way. Mr. Matthews' past relations with
Senator Mitchell were a strong argu
ment in support of Mr. Heney's recom
mendation. But whatever the report,
the President did not ask for further
evidence: it satisfied him and off went
Mr Matthews head.
Heed Appointed Conditionally.
When the President signed the order
removing Mr. Matthews, the Attorney
General laid before him the formal ap
pointment of Charles J. Reed, of Port
land, as Marshal. The Attorney-General
assured the President he was satisfied
Mr Reed was a proper and competent
man for this place, that he would be
free from bias, beyond influence and
would loyally work with the prosecu
tion m the pending land trials. Mr.
Reed was recommended solely toy Mr.
Heney. The President accepted Mr.
Moody's assurance, and forthwith
signed Mr. Reed's commission.
Mr. Reed's appointment is in a sense
conditional. It is not determined as yet
whether he will be allowed to retain
the Marshalship after the land trial
case is concluded. Much will depend
pn how he conducts himself while the
trials are in progress. If he "makes
good," and the President is pleased
with him, it 1s more than probable that
vVis nomination will be cent to the Sen
ate next Winter for confirmation, but.
If ho should fall down, or if there
should be a loud outcry against him
and ample reasons should be presented
why he should not permanently hold
this office, he may be retired at the
conclusion of the trials and some other
person appointed in his stead. This lat
ter course, however, seems improbable.
MATTHEWS IS -RETICENT.
Not Ready to Talk Just Now Regard-
ing His Removal.
While the removal' of United States
Marshal "Jack" Matthews has been a
thing expected, his actual removal by
the President yesterday was a great sur
prise to Matthews himself and a shock
to his friends. Before and even since
Francis J. Heney made his trip to Wash
ington, there was considerable talk about
his removal. From Washington came
the news that President Roosevelt had
taken the matter In hand. There was a
-conference by the President. Attorney
General Moody and United States District
Attorney Heney, but further than declar
ing that 'Matthews would be given. &
chance to prove that lie was not blocking
the prosecution in the land-fraud cases,
ntfthing was dose with reference to his
Matthews enemies, however, were net-
still, and Instead of giving up hopes of
his removal, they continued their efforts
to have the President take action. There
will be many to claim that they are the
special one who secured his scalp. Among
these will be Captain Spencer, for It is
known that Captain Spencer had wa
gered that Matthews would be removed
on, a certain date. Captain Spencer bet
5100 that "Jack" Matthews would be out
of office by April 21. When he lost this
bet he wagered another $100 that he
would toe removed by May 21. The first
bet he last, but the second lie won.
Matthews first learned of his removal
through the newspapers, as he -did not
receive his telegram from Attorney-General
Moody until after 12 o'clock. When
told of the action of the Department of
Justice, Matthews at once knew what was
coming, and laid the blame on Mr. Heney.
As soon as the news of his removal
reached his friends the telephone at the
(Marshal's office was kept busy. Last
night Matthews held a long- conference
with his friends. An effort was made- to
get Matthews to talk of his removal and
of his future plans, but he explained that
he was not ready to say anything at this
"I was not surprised at my removal,"
-he- said, last night, "but I was surprised
at the. manner in which I received tne
notice. The newspapers knew of it for
some time before I. received the telegram
from Attorney-General Moody. There has
been nothing in my official career that
anyone could point a finger at that would
call for my removal.- What my future
plans will be I have not yet decided. I
am satisfied that while I -was United
States Marshal I gave the Government'
the best of my services."
HEHHRHY FOR 111 TIME
FIRST ENTERED BONDS FORTY
FIVE YEARS AGO.
Frank H. Hump's Wife Granted
Divorce Twice and Relents
KANSAS CITY. May 13. Frank H.
Kump, capitalist, and Lucrctla Kump
were married today for the Jthlrd time.
For.ty-flve years ago they were first mar
ried. They bad five children, one of them,
Frank P. Kump, being now 39 years old.
In January. 1893. Mrs. Kump was given
a divorce from her husband and he set
tled upon her property and money to the
extent of $73,000. One week after they
were married the second time and lived
together four years, then Kump left his
home and during his absence he gave
checks on his bank aggregating $40,000.
The family searched for him and finally
located him through the checks. For this
escapade Mrs. Kump got another divorce
from him in 1S97 and they have lived apart
ever since. For the sake of the children
they decided to remarry. Kump Is said
to be worth a .quarter of a million.
Morgan May Buy Art Gallery.
FLORENCE. Italy. May 13. When J.
oaerSHlerpoht Morgan was here last April the
moor was circulated that he was nego
tiating for the purchase of an art gal
lery bcyonglng to an old family. This
report Is now revived with certain elab
orations, the gallery being that of Mar
telli. one of the richest in art treasures
in Florence, comprising famous silver
works attributed to Cellini and famous
bas reliefs by Donatello and Verocchlo.
It Is alleged that Mr. Morgan offered
$400,000 for the collection, and that the
owner asked $1,000,000. The government,
learning that negotiations were In prog
ress, ordered the police to keep a careful
watch over the Martell! palace, as the art
treasures contained in the gallery cannot
APPOINTED UNITED STATES MARSHAL TO SUCCEED
W. F. MATTHEWS
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C. J. REED. Photo by "Butterworth.
Charles J. Reed, who was appointed yesterday United States Mar
shal for Oregon, to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of W. F.
Matthews, is a man well known to the business men of Portland. While
he has occupied prominent positions since coming to the city 23 years
ago. he is unknown Jo a great many of the politicians, owing to the
fact of his never at any time having been prominent In any of the fac
tional fights that have raged in the state and county.
The new Marshal is a member of th Arlington Club, and iswell
known socially In the city. In business life during the past few years
he has been Identified with the Mutual Life Insurance Company as one
of the city agents.
Mr. Reed was born In Auburn. New York, yesterday being his 50th
birthday. Twenty-five years ago he came to Portland as the manager
of the D. M. Osborne Harvester Company, which position he filled? for
15 years. He was treasurer and manager of the Columbia Implement
Company for .five years, and for two years was receiver for the firm of
Wolfe & Zwlcker. Since ,that time he has devoted ilnwelf te the insur
ance business. For several years past he has been United Slates Jury
commlslsoner In the United States Court.
HILL TRY CASES
Assigned by Judge Gilbert to
Act Temporarily in Judge
NO APPOINTMENT AS YET
Successor to Bead Jurist Will Not
. Be Named "Until Land Frauds
Are Disposed OfPrcsldent
Wants Hunt Named.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13. United
States Circuit Judge William B. Gilbert,
Presiding Justice of the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals, has announced
his intention of detailing United States
District Judge DeHaven to the United
States District Court at Portland. Or., to
take the place -temporarily of the late
Judge Bellinger of that court. Judge
DeHaven will be requested to open the
court on June 12, the date set for the trial
of the land fraud cases, and proceed with
the trial of the cases.
Should a successor be appointed to Judge
Bellinger, the new appointee may preside
over the United States District Court in
this city during Judge DeHaven's absence.
JUDGE TO ACT TEMPORARILY
President Decides lo Delay Naming
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, May 13. The Attorney-General
today called the President's attention
to the death of Judge Bellinger. Both he
and thePresldent exceedingly regret this
event, not only because they held Judge
Bellinger in high esteem, but because he
had been In constant touch with the Ore
gon land fraud cases, was Intimately ac
quainted with all the details and had a
more comprehensive Idea of the caees
soon to be tried than any other Judge
could possibly have. For that reason
they were satisfied that Judge Bellinger
could better handle these cased than any
man who may be selected. Jn- his place.
The President and Attorney-General
both believe that. In view of the situa
tion in Oregon, the gravity of the cases
soon to toe tried and the difficulty that
-would toe encountered in picking the right
man to succeed Judge Bellinger, It would
toe Inadvisable to fill his office for the
present. This being a life position, the
President says the utmoat caution must
be used and that no mistake must be
made. It was agreed that it would be
risky. Indeed Imprudent, to attempt to
fill this Judgeship before the land trials
begin and in all probability no appoint
ment will be made until the trials are
concluded, a there would be objection to
making an appointment while the trials
are under way before another Judge.
Whoever Is eventually appointed will
be an Oregon man, a permanent resident
of that state and a man high In the
Not the Place, for Heney.
It was suggested to the Attorney-Gea-eral
that District Attorney Heney- might
be rewarded, but it was promptly ex
plained that Mr. Heney Is not a-resident
of Oregon, therefore not eligible to the
Judgeship. Furthermore, the Department
of Justice thinks Mr. Heney Is In his
right place as District Attorney.' and will
keep him there.
The President told the Attorney-General
that 'something would have to be
done In order that Senator Mitchell. Rep
resentatives Hermann and Williamson
and those Indicted with them may be
tried as soon as the court moves back
Into Its own quarters. It Is the Presi
dent's Intention that these trials shall be
pressed to a speedy conclusion: that there
shall be no unnecessary delays. This
being his decision. Circuit Judge Gilbert
will be expected to designate some Dis
trict Judge in the Ninth Circuit to pre
side during the land trials at Portland,
and in the nature of events will probably
have to choose between Judge William
H. Hunt, of Montana, and Judge DeHa
ven, of San Francisco.
Hunt Is Roosevelt's Choice.
Judge Hunt, late Governor of Porto
Rico and appointed to his present post
by President Roosevelt, is known to be
the preference of the President, and his
designation to sit In the land trials is
looked for. He Is a lawyer of exceptional
ability, and being a Western man, he
has a general knowledge of the land
laws and their violations and is regarded
by the Department of Justice as the best
man who could be selected to sit in Judge
Bellinger's court. Furthermore Judge
Hunt Is a very close personal friend of
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CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Showers. South to west winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. CO
des.; minimum, 50. Precipitation, 0.01 of
The War In the Far Kat.
France alarmed lest Japan att&ck Indo
china. Pase S.
Japanne push back RusMan left In Man
churia. Page 8.
Socialists threalen'ritmonstratlon with bombs
In all cities today and bloodshed is feared.
Strikes break out In many cities. Page
Advocates of a Parliament win In Zemstvo
Congress. Page 2.
President removes United States Marshal
Matthews and appoints C J. Reed.
Appointment of successor to Judge Bellinger
delayed and Judge Dc Haven it 111 try
land-fraud, cases. Page-v
Secretary Morton denies lie -will reVtgn, but
rebate case may force him out. Page 3.
Eeet trust ofndals. wilt appeal to Roosevelt
against prosecution's methods. Page
Government presses for redress to Braun.
Nan Patterson's story of fate of Caesar
Young. Page 9.
Police bcllere Crofccr died of oplum-araok-
Ing; Coroner says he was drugged and
robbed. Page 2.
Tornadoes at several Kansas and Texas
towns. Page 3.
Snyder people rebuilding their town. Page 3.
Vice-President Fairbanks will open the Fair:
President will press button. Page 1.
Chicago strike will be greatly extended on
Monday. Page 1.
Lieutenant Wilson, of Fort Stevens, sued for
divorce. Page L
Jeffries' last day as champidn pugilist.
McCredle says he- will play Jay Hughes.
Pacific University wins dual track meet from
Columbia. SO to 37. Page 1.
Ocean race will start Tuesday. Page 10.
Portland Howlng Club may race collegians.
Automobile Club plans road race. Page 17.
Giants' slump surprises fans. Page 17.
Programme of Exposition -sports. Page 17.
Goir meet to decide Pacific Coast champion
ship. Page 17.
Lewlston. Idaho, Is much excited over the
railroad situation. Page 5.
Oregon may get large returns from the
Wallowa forest reserve. Page S.
Farmers' Institute held at Med ford. Page 3.
Spokane schoolboys mob Tl. Lewis Rutter,
society leader, who essays to umpire.
Frank Rlcs hld for murder of James Foss
near Hood River. Page 4.
Hovel In Seattle the home of old man who
gave property to children. Page 4.
Commercial sad Marine.
Sale of 300.000 pounds of Prlnevllle wool at
20 cents. Page 33.
Valley wool at Albany sells for 27H cents.
First Hood River berries received. Page 33.
Advance In butter and eggs predfeted. Page
Improvement In California prune market.
Wheat advances over 2 cents at Chicago.
Lower range .of stock, prices. Page 33.
Barkentlne Chehalls generally considered
lost. Page 19.
Stranded transport Buford In no immediate
danger. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
.Differences arise between the World's Fair
Commission and the Corporation. Page 10.
Open-air treatment for consumptives proves
beneficial. Page 30.
Woman performer falls to the ground from
circus trapeze. Page 13.
Elfgibles for the Judgeship made vacant by
judgfr Bellinger's death are discovered.
How the circus moves its tents. Page 15.
Warrants Issued for boys who were wanted
as witnesses in theater ticket scalping.
Station A Is ready and will be opened to
morrow. Page 11.
Features aad Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Church announcements. Page 29.
Classified advertisements. Pages 19-23.
Dr. H litis.' sermon. Page 48.
Raffles, the amateur cracksman. Page 44.
Peaceful colony of Puget Sound anarchists.
Identity of criminals made certain. Page 39.
Nine states will have buildings at Lewis aad
Clark Exposition. Pages 30-31.
Government will have Aae display at Expo
sition. Pages 32-33.
Some unsolved problems la mediclae.
How Plerpont Morgan won his power. Page
New theory of light potsoalng. Page 48.
Jottings of old LI si Jucklia. Page 34.
Giving the poor city child fresh air. Page 46.
Peck's bad boy. Page, J0. j
Tales from D-Ickeiw. Page 46. .
Social Pages 28-38.
DraHMUlc Page 2.
Mutlca'. Pa 27.
HoaseheU aafasfcloa.-. "Pages 42-4.
Yooik's 4ttttRKM. Fge if.. -
OPEN THE FI
Vice-President Is Coming to
Portland as Representa
tive of President.
CHIEF TO PRESS BUTTON
Opening Address to Be Made by Fair
banks, While Roosevelt Speaks
to Distinguished Gather
ing In White House.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May IS. Vice-President Fairbanks
intended to leave for his Indiana home
last night to spend the next two months
with his family, but ne received word that
the President wanted to see him. and
called at the White House at 11:30 today.
The President told him of his deep Inter
est In the Lewis and Clark Exposition
and his regret that he himself could not
attend the opening of It. He said, how
ever, that the Administration should be
represented, and to his mind nothing
would be more appropriate than that the
second official of the Nation should rep
resent the President on that occasion.
Mr. Fairbanks promptly fell in with .the
President's suggestion, and expressed his
thorough willingness to go to Portland,
and has now changed his plans so as to
reach Portland the last week in May. He
and Mrs. Fairbanks will be present and
participate In the opening ceremonies.
The Vice-President will make the princi
pal speech of the occasion.
President Will Press Button.
Being unable to get to Portland either
at the opening of the Exposition or later
In the Summer, the President has accept
ed the Invitation extended to him by
President Goode to press the button which
will be the signal for the formal opening
of the Exposition, at 1 o'clock on the
afternoon of June 1 that Is. 1 o'clock
Portland time, 4 o'clock Washington time.
A special through telegraph wire will be
run from the East Room of the White
House into the Exposition grounds at
Portland. At the Washington end will be
the same gold key which President Roose
velt used to open the St. Louis Exposi
tion last year, and which former Presi
dents used to open tho Chicago, Buffalo
and other expositions of times past.
There will be considerable ceremony at
tending the opening of the Exposition
from Washington. Members of the Diplo
matic Corps, members of the Cabinet
and Army and Navy officers will be In
vited to the White House, and the Presi
dfnt himself will deliver an appropriate
address. At the moment stated the Presi
dent will press the key which will set In
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PRESIDENT AT OPENING
OF LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION .
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VICE-PRESIDENT CHARLES, W. FAIRBANKS.
motion the machinery at Portland, and
the Lewis and Clark Exposition will be In
New Chairman of Board.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw called
on the President Just before luncheon and
stated" that he had appointed Assistant
Secretary H. A. Taylor to succeed the late
W. H. Hills as the Treasury representa
tive on the Government Board. Mr. Tay
lor ranks the other members, aad the
President promptly designated, him to
also succeed -Mr. Hills as chairman.
2Co member of the Cabinet will be able
te attend the opening- of the Portland I:,
position, though atanoet every departments
wiH fee raproacated. Chairman Taylor,
and ne following mem sera of tne Gov
ernment "Beord oxjct to fee protest:
Michael, State Department; Scofield, War
Department; Clay. Department of Jus
tice; Chance. Postoffice Department; Pe
ters. Navy Department: Burch, Agricul
tural Department; First Assistant Postmaster-General
the Department of Commerce and Labor;
True, Smithsonian Institution, and Chief
Clerk Geddes. of the board. Secretary
Wilson, of the Agricultural Department,
expects to visit the Fair during the Sum
mer, and so do Secretary Metcalfe, of the
Department of Commerce and Labor, and
EXAMINE NORTHWEST PROJECT
Chler Engineer Newell Determined to
Construct Irrigation Works.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. May 13. A. H. Newell, Chief
Engineer Reclamation Service, "will de
vote" several weeks In July and August
to examining various irrigation pro
jects iu Oregon and Washington. He
will devote much time to the Klamath
and Malheur projects Jn Oregon and the
Palouse In Washington. He announces
that some project In these states will
be constructed by the Government nt
an early day.
Secretary Hitchcock has not yet
taken action on the offer of the Kla
math Canal Company to sell ltsx prop
erty to the Government for $150,000.
WIFE OF FORT STEVENS OFFI
CER SEEKS DIVORCE.
Leaves Her Behind When He Conies
West After Elopement, and Only
Sends Souvenir Postals.
BOSTON, Mass., May 13. (Special.)
Married la November, 1003, and deserted,
so she charges. In January, 1904, -Mrs.
Ouida M. Newton Wilson, wife of Lieu
tenant James E. Wilson. of. Fort Stevens,
Or., Is pushing her suit for divorce
on the ground of desertion, and the case
Is now before the Supreme Court, though
her husband has been sending her sub
stantial checks lately.
Mrs. Wilson says that she and the lieu
tenant, who is now stationed at Fort Ste
vens, eloped from Winthrop, where she
was a society leader, to Providence, No
vember 9, 1903, and were there wedded. A
little more than two months after, she
says, love's- young dream glided oft into
space when Wilson was transferred to
Fort Stevens and the young bride was
She wondered and waited and It finally
dawned upon her that he was not going
to send for her and, according to her
statement -sent Jier nothing but souvenir
postals until about six weeks ago. when
she first prepared her action for divorce.
Then he began to send her checks.
It was rumored in Winthrop that Wil
son married her for her money, believing
her to be an heiress. But this did not
prove to be so, and there are thot3 who
say that his love grew cold when he
found that her father, who had been a
man of means, had suddenly failed.
Going to Relieve Arctic Explorers.
LONDON. May 13. William R. Champ
and Dr. Oliver L. Fasslg started for Ber
gen, Norway, today to complete the de-
tails of the salllnir of the former
foundland sealing steamer Terranova for
the Arctic regions to relieve the expedi
tion headed bv Anthonv Flala. nt Ttronv.
lyn. N. Y. The latter is on board the
steamer America, fitted out by William.
zgier. or ew xork, for the purpose
of attempting to reach the North Pole by
way oi r muz. joeepn .Land.
Valuable Relics of Pompeii FoHnd.
.May 13. excavations near
Pompeii have resulted In, the flndfng of
a kuoian skeleton and nearby four solid
gold 'bracelets of beautiful design, and
set wiut emeralds, a pair ef pearl ear
rings, two golden aeeklaees set with
pearifa and emeralds, and. two emerald
ringa. The articles of jewelry. Being
from Ik PowpeiteH epoch, are of great
art tot kr -value.
Refuse Peace Overtures of
Teamowners, and Thou-
sands Will Quit.
SHEA DECLARES HIS POLICY
Notice That Teamowners Will De
liver to Boycotted Flrins Calls .
Forth Tlireat to Strike.
Food 3Iay Be Scarce.
CHICAGO, May 13. The strike of '
teamsters is expected to spread rapidly;
during" the next week. At a meeting
held tonight between the Teamsters!
Joint Council, which is the governing
body of the local unions of the team
sters, and representatives of the Team
owners" Association, the Litter In
formed the representatives of the team
sters that tne conditions of their busi
ness made It necessary for them to
make deliveries to houses which had
been boycotted by the union, and that
they would do so next week, heedless
of whether or not a strike existed, at
such places. The council was urged to
agree to this procedure and avert a
After an extended debate among ita
members the Teamsters Council decid
ed that It -would not agree to the de
livery cf goods to any of the boycotted,
houses by union teamsters, and that
strikes would be called whenever a
man was discharged for refusing tq
President Shea said:
"Our policy in dealing with the mem
bers of the Chicago Teamowners Asso
ciation is the same as that used la
dealing with other employers of team
sters. If they want a strike, all they
have to do is to begin delivering to
the houses that have been put under
the ban. If they do, we will give them
all the strike they want.
"I'm not golne to call a general
strike no one will do that; but any
one looking- for a fight will ;ret it. IC
the teamowners would rather work;
with scabe and police, why, lot them.
We are In this fight to win. Anything;
that gets In the way will get run over4
This action meanjttcticpjlyall'
of the truckdrivero in We Sity-will be
on strike within a few days and, that
deliveries between many houses not
now affected by the strike will be cut
off. There Is also great danger that the
city's supply of food may be seriously
curtailed, for the reason that the mem-
bers of the Teamowners' Association
do the major part of the hauling for
the commission-houses in South Water
street, through which passes tne city's
supply of fresh vegetables.
Members of. the Teamsters' Council
announced after their meeting that
they confidently expected that the
strike would now spread until It .in
volved every union teamster in the
Carriage-Drivers May Go Out.
" Ii. addition to refusing the requests
of the Teamowners' Association, tho
Teamsters' Joint Council tonight took
action that may cause a general strike
of all the carriage and hearse drivers
In the city. The Liveryman's Associa
tion, an organization of employers, re
quests the' council to order the drivers
to deliver passengers at their destina
tion instead of stopping at some dis
tance from a store. The council refused
to do this and announced that, if the
liverymen did not recede from their
position, a general strike of all drivers,
including heursedrivers would be.
Othr than the excitement caused by
the report that the strike was likely, to
become more widespread on Monday,
the situation today was practically un
changed. The funeral of Charles Pierce, who
was shot to death by one of Sheriff .
Barrett's men, will be held tomorrow.
It is said that 30,000 union teamsters
will follow the body to the grave. The
police have made extraordinary ar
rangements to prevent trouble at the
HIRED BY UNIONS TO SLUG MEN
Agent Confesses That Murderers
Worked for Money.
CHICAGO, May 13. Charles J. Casey,
business agent of the Carriage and.
Wagonworkers Union, No. 4. tonight
made a written confession to Police
Inspector Lavln to the effect taut
Charles J. Carlstrom. who died several
weeks ago, was fatally beaten by men
employed by the union. Carlstrom wa3
an old roan, and one night was so fear
fully pounded by three men that he
died in a few days.
Casey declared In his confession that
the men were paid $15 for their wjark,
the money coming from a fund known
as "the educational fund." The police
have arrested six members of the union
in connection with the case.
According to Casey's confession,
Charlea Gilhooley, Edward Feele'y and
Mark Looney ure the men who did ttia
COLORADO RIOTERS GO FREE
AH Charges Against Miners' Federa
tion Members Dropped.
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., May 13. Dis
trict Attorney C. C. Hamlin today dis
missed the cases on the criminal docket
against leaders and members of the
Western Federation of Miners, charged
with responsibility for and participation
In the Victor rlqt of June 6. 1904. The
murder case against James A. Warford
and Tom Brown, who shot and killed
Chris Miller and Ike Lebo at Goldfield on
election day, last November, was also dis
missed.. Emperor Denies He Spoke.
BERLIN, May 13. The . semi-official
North German Gazette says It is author
ized to deny the w or tie attributed to Em
peror William in Mh statements to the
Higher authorities at Strasefeurg as pub
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