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BQYcrnmep.t Plays Its Trump
Card in Heike Case.
MANY DEVICES FOR CHEATING,
Man Pardoned by President Says Bag
ef Lend Was First Used to Manipu
late Scales and Two Kinds of
Springs Later Revelations Produce
I Big Sensation.
Now York, May 24. Oliver Spltzer,
A man whoso conscience hurt him,
pamo back to New York like a specter
from tho grave nnd, with n pardon
from tho president In hie pocket, gave
testimony at the trial of Charles It.
Ilclkc, socrotary-treaaurer of tho
American Sugar Refining company,
)who, with flvo subordinates, la charged
Iwlth conspiracy to defraud tho govern
ment In underweights of sugar Im
ports. Spltzer, as superintendent of tho
company's Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
(locks, got two years In the Atlanta
(penitentiary for his participation In
tbo frauds, but he was quickly par
doned by tho president last Thursday,
after serving only three months ana
liaving mado full confession. Iro :
now on will aid tho government Jn i .
attempt to convict his former arastl
Spltzor's story on tho stand did no;
directly connect Helko with tho
frauds, but his confession resulted la
cno new arrest. James O. BrSJSinE'nl,
formerly an employee of the treasury
department and' now a private detect
ive, wob locked In tho Tombs, charged
jwlth perjury. Spltzer confessed that
the nttomptcd to brjbe Drzezlnskl to
conceal tho frauds and the latter 1b
alleged to have denied this before a
federal grand Jury. This apparent
conflict caused Brzezlnskl's arrest.
Bag of Lead First Device,
i Spltzer went back to tho years 1894
and 1895, when, ho said, an Investiga
tion ho mado doveloped tho fact that
the checkers wcro affecting the
welghtB on raw sugar by placing small
lags of lead on tho beams of tho
scales, causing tho recorded weights
to drop below tho actual, often as
much as forty pounds on each draft.
In addition, Spltzer said it was also
tho practice to stuff paper underneath
tho floors of tho scales for tho samo
purpose. Ho said- that when Deputy
Surveyor of Customs Vail took office
these devices wore abandoned nnd the
use of tho steel corset spring was be
gun and continued.
Spltzer demonstrated In court the
nse of the bags of lend. He walked
over to the sample scale, which Is ono
of tho government's exhibits In tho
case, and indicated on the benm the
jplaco where the bag was suspended.
(Testifying regarding the UBe of the
wire spring, whjch superceded' tho bag
4of lead, Spltzer said that two styles of
springs were used, a heavy one first
and then n spring considerably lighter
I New Development.
I Spltzcr'a' testimony regarding the
weight-lessening device of tho news
papers underneath the scale was a
pew development Holko listened to
JBpltzer's testimony wjth tense Interest,
j Spltzer talked freely about the
frauds, by which tho government was
robbed of millions of dollars. He said
the use of the steel springs was
ktopped after tho sugar trust had paid
(the rebate to the government aB a re
teult of the federal court's decision.
In reply to an Interrogation of the
rosecutlon If he had ever reported
e weighing frauds to anyone. Spit-
r replied be had Informed a man
amed Leroy, who worked In the Wall
fetreet office of tho sugar trust.
Spltzer told of conversations ho had
with former Cashier James F. Bender
nagel and ex-Superintendent Frank W.
Gerbracht, two of tho defendants. Tho
witness said when he wanted to raise
jeny of the checkers' wnges ho was
e bilged to put .the matter before Ben
ernagel and Gerbracht. The govern
ment weighers were favorites over
'those of the city weighers In tho mat
ter of wages. He said every effort
possible was mado to conceal this
from tho other workers ou the dock.
Frauds Stopped by Telephone.
, Spltzer said that In the fall of 1906
5bo received a telephone message whjch
.aused a letting up In the fraudB. He
jcaid ho did not know whb sent the
message, which warned him to be
careful of the wire springs as tho gov
eminent was watching the docks.
1 Spltzer said that following the raid
In November, 1907, by tho government
Hie was Informed by Gerbracht that the
jwelghers and himself would be taken
"When the six weighers were dis
charged, what happened?"
"I paid them the same wages every
eek at my home," replied Spltzer,
ho said the money was given him
ach week by Gerbracht, who left it In
package at his garage.
Spltzer said ho knew Secretary
Hclke, but did not connect him In any
way with knowledge of the false
Forty Rescued by New York Firemen.
New York, May 24. There werw
sensational rescues by firemen In a
blazing tenement on East Seventieth
street. Mrs. Mary Miller died in a
fireman's arms from the effects of
smoke Inhalation. Meanwhile tenants
were being carried down ladders and
dropped into Hfenets. Fully forty
persons were taken In this way from
tbo burning structure.
One of the
In Trial of C.R. Heike,
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DISCUSSES COLOR LINE
Negro Delegates Excluded From Bible
Class Parade at Washington.
Washington, May 24. Discussion Is
hot In tho world's sixth Sunday school
convention over the criticism which
8ome of tho British delegates publicly
heaped on the Washington committee
In the churches for barring tho negro
delegate's of tho District of Columbia
from the mammoth parade last week.
With two oxceptions the criticising
sermons were mado by .white men, nnd
in addition to the English speakers,
two American delegates W. N, Harts
horn of Boston and Louis Strolbor of
Plymouth church, Brooklyn de
nounced the drawing of tho color line.
The Rev. John L. Dube, n Zulu dele
gate, got up at ono of tho meetings
and declared he has been admitted to
hotels Jn London and New York, but
not so in Washington. The f hole In
cident hnB stirred up various feelings,
nnd it Is not improbable that the ques
tion may be carried Into the conven
tion. THREE GIRLS DROWNED
Boat Is Overturned In Lake Byron,
Near Huron, S. D.
Huron, S. D., May 24. Whllo boat
ing on Lnke Byron, twenty miles
north of this city, in a small metal
boat, Lydia and Leila Bonesteel,
daughters of Charles H. Bonesteel of
Hutton, and Jessie Broe of Lake By
ron were drowned. They were about
forty yards from shore and attempted
to change seats when the boat turned
turtle and tho occupants were drowned
in ten feet of water.
Favor Postal Savings Bank.
Clinton, Mass., May 24. Resolutions
favoring postal savings banks wero
passed by delegates representing 8,000
members of the New England dlvisjon
of the National German American alli
ance at the annual convention here.
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"TTtITI 4 rT I f TT TTTi'T"
Chicago, May 23. More than a mil
lion bushels of wheat wero thrown In
to the pit at the first tap of the gong
today. Such tactics repeated through
out the session and following a break
Saturday, demoralized the market.
One of the largest houses here, sajd
to be heavily short In the May, led in
the selling. Foreigners assisted in
pounding down prices. May wheat was
4c off at one time, but closed with a
net loss of 2,c. New crop futures
finished llc to lftc.down. Final
figures on corn were unchanged to c
higher, oats c lower and provisions
lower also by 67l&c. Closing prices:
Wheat May, $1.08; July, 99c;
Corn May, 58c; July, 60c.
Oats May, 40V.sc; July, 38c.
Pork May, $22.75; July, $22.80.
Lard May, $12.95; July, $12.60.
Ribs May, i;.97&; July, $12.52.
Omaha Cash Prices.
Omaha, May 23. Wheat l2c low
er; No. 2 hard, $1.0001.01; No. 3
hard, 97c$1.00. Corn lc lower;
No. 2 whlto, 58.c; No. 3 white, 58V4
68c; No. 2 yellow, 56456c; No.
3 yellow, 5G564c; No. 2, 55456c;
No. 3, SWiQiWiC, Oats Steady to
ytc lower; No. 3 white, 3737c;
No. 3 yellow, 3737c; No. 3 mixed,
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, May 23. Cattle Re
ceipts, 3,300; best steady, others low
err native steers, $6.008.00; cows
and heifers, $3.5006.75; .western
steers, $3.5007.00; Texas steers, $3,00
06.00; stockers and feeders, $3,500
6.25; calves, $4.0007,50; bulls and
stags, $4.0006.25. Hogs Receipts, 4.
300; strong; heavy, $9.3009,45; mixed,
$9.409.45; light. $9.4009.60; pigs,
$8.0009.00; bulk of sales. $9,400
9.47. Sheep Receipts, 6,000; 15
25c lower; yearlings, $7.0007.50; weth
ers, 15.25 6.5P; j ewes, $5.0006.00;
FOR GREATER NAVY
Passes Naval Supply Bill Carry
TWO BATTLESHIPS TO BE BUILT.
WIN Bo of Dreadnought Typo and
Cost Twelve Millions Each Subma
rine Squadron Is Approved House
provision for Eight-Hour Law Is Re
tained In Senate Measure.
Washington, May 24. Voting down,
16 to 39, an amendment offered by
Burton to authorize only one new bat
tleship instead of two, tho senate
passed tho naval appropriation bit.
The bill carries an appropriation of al
most $134,000,000. It was beforo the
lenate for two days, the debate being
tonflned almost exclusively to tbo bat
Two Important amendments were
adopted. .One of them, offered by Sen
ator Johnston, appropriates 460,000
for the purchase of torpedo boats
"whoso vjtals are below the normal
load lino," the other, by Senator Jones,
eliminating railcoad, county and mu
nicipal bonds from tho securities
which may be deposited by contractors.
Tho naval Increase for tho fiscal
year ending June 30, 1911, provided
by tho bill, Is as follows: Two first
class battleship's, to cost not exceed
ing $0,000,000 each nnd when equipped
frith armor and armament about $12,
500,000 each; two fleet colliers, to cost
not exceeding $1,000,000 each; flvo
submarine torpedo boats, not exceed
ing n total of $2,500,000; six torpedo
boat destroyers, cost not exceeding
Tho house bill provided for only
four submarine and no torpedo boat
destroyers. The senate alBo added a
provision that not more than one of
tho battleships should be built by the
same company. Tho provision inserted
in the house requiring that the battle
ships and fleet colliers should be built
under the "eight-hour law" was re
tained by the senate.
NO FUNDS FOR TARIFF BOARD
Appropriation for Its Expenses Strick
en Out on Point of Order.
Washington, May 24. After extend
ed debate, the proposed $250,000 ap
propriation to defray the expenses of
the tariff board, recommended by
President Taft, was stricken from the
sundry civil appropriation bill In the
house. Mann of Illinois, who was in
the chair, sustained a point of order,
made by FJtzgorald of New York, who
contended' there was no law authoriz
ing Buch appropriation.
Tnwney then proposed an amenfl?
ment appropriating $260,000 for prac
tically the same purpose, providing a
fund bo the president could give con
gress "certain information."
By leaving out reference to the tar
iff board, It is hoped the amendment
will come withjn the house rules.
MRS. DOXEY ON TRIAL
Charged With Murdering William
Erder at St. Louis.
'St. LouIb, May 24. Sympathy for
women on the part of talesmen was
responsible for some delay Jn the
selection of a jury for Mrs. Dora E.
Doxey, whose trial for the alleged
poisoning of William J. Erder, a postal
clerk, began In Judge- Hugo Grimm's
Mrs. Doxey and her husband, Dr.
Loren B. Doxey, are under indictment
on the charge of causing the death of
Erder, who, it is alleged, Mrs. Doxey
married while the wife of the doctor.
Erder died In convulsions July 10,
1909, and shortly after It is charged
that Mrs. Doxey sent Erder's furniture
to the home of Doxey in Columbus,
Neb., and collected Erder's life insur
ance. Twenty-two members of the panel
of forty-seven, from which the Jury
will be chosen, have been accepted by
both the state and the defense.
ALBERT J. SNELL FOUND DEAD
Son of Murdered Millionaire Dies in a
Rooming House in Chicago.
Chicago, May 24. Albert J. Snell,
ton of the millionaire, Amos J. Snell,
whose murder here In 1688 created a
widespread sensation, was found dead
in bed at a rooming house here.
He was fifty years old. He Inherited
n fortune from his father and Is said
to have set a pace while the money
lasted. He drjfted steadily downward
of late years.
MORE RATES ARE ADVANCED
Sharp Increases on Sugar and Coffee
Washington, May 24. A sharp in
crease in rail and sea freight rates on
sugar and coffee from Atlantic sea
board points to destinations in the
western trunk line territory was an
nounced by the filing of tariffs wjth
the Interstate commerce commission,
making Increase on those commodities
ranging from 16 per cent to 44 per
Snowstorm In New Mexico.
Albuquerque, N. M., May 24. North
eastern New Mexico Is In the grip of
a heavy snowstorm. Tho storm, evi
dently a continuation of the one that
Bwept southeastern Colorado, is cen
tered at Folsom. It is feared geat
loss of live stock will result.
Hans Rlchter, ono of the greatest of
Wngnerjnn conductors, Is seriously 111
Five men were killed by an explo
tlon In the Hamilton powde. works,
four miles from Napalmo, B. C.
Receivers were appointed for tho
Waukesha, (Wis.) Canning company.
Assets, $903,150; liabilities, $576,862.
John A. Hall, former treasurer of
the Southbridgo Savings bank at
Worcester, Mass., pleaded. guUty to
larceny of $104,000.
YIe Chalm Yong, the Korean who
stabbed Premier Yi in an attempt at
vssassinatlon on Dec. 22 last, was
tcntenced to death.
John Augustine Nlcols, flfty-ono
fears old, commodore in tho United
States navy and a native of Boston,
died at Richmond, Vn.
Increase in wages of employees of
the Standard Oil company, dating
from May 1, will add $6,000,000 to
$10,000,000 to the company's payroll
Dick Beatt, indicted wjth others of
tho Mnbray gang, was capturea' at
Enid, Okla., by government officers.
He will be taken to Council Bluffs
The executive board of the National
Women's Trade "Union Lengue of
America Is in executive session jn St.
Louis, with Mrs. Raymond RoblnB of
Dr. F. C. Blessing, president of the
common council of Pittsburg, was con
victed on charges of conspiracy and
bribery. The vordlct asks tho ex
treme leniency of tho court.
Three packages of moriey, contain
ing $32,024, wero stolen from the
Pennsylvania depot at Oil City, Pa.
Tho money was being shipped by the
Adams Express company.
Removal of the tariff from the do
main of partisan politics was urged by
Representative Henry S. Boutell In a
speech delivered at a luncheon given
by the Bankers' club of Detroit.
The success of Secretary Knox's
plan of mediation in the dispute be
tween Peru and Ecuador Is assured,
Ecuador having notified the state de
partment of its acceptance of the offer.
Mr. Roosevelt in London is enjoying
the quietest days thus far of his Euro
pean tour and is getting something
like a real rest. Hjs throat, however,
Btill bothers him and his voice is husky.
The ashes of Bowman H. McCalla,
rentr admiral in the United States
navy, one of the famous hero captains
of the Spanish-American war, were In
terred In the Arlington national ceme
tery. Negotiations between the United
Mine Workers and operators of Illi
nois will undobtedly be broken off nnd
a strike declared. Both sides have
failed to yield to the three leading
The 72,000 miners in Illinois will re
main Idle for an indefinite period, fol
lowing the disagreement of the spe
cial committee of miners and oper
ators, by which all negotiations are
Important discoveries have been
made In Johannesburg with regard to
the manufacture of cyanide, which is
so largely used in mining operations.
The discovery will do away with
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, leader
of the rough riders during the Spanish
war, Is slated as commander In chief
of the national encampment of the
Spanish,, War Veterans, to be held In
Denver, Sept. 6, 7 and 8.
After denyjng the women delegates
the right to have a woman chairman
of tho meeting the socialist congress
in Chicago adopted a resolution incor
porating woman suffrage as part of
the platform of socialism.
The body of S. C. Baker, clerk of the
City of Saltillo and hero of the catas
trophe which cost twelve lives, a week
ago, was reepvered at Genevieve, Mo.,
three miles below Glen Park. Seven
bodies are still missing.
After an unsuccessful attempt to
loot tho People's National bank at
Wapanucka, Okla., four robbers en
gaged in a running fight with a posse
of citizens, wounding one of their pur
suers, and escaped on a handcar.
Harry P. Flanery, former president
of the San Francisco police commis
sion, charged with grand larceny In
connection with the Sausalito fake
pool room disclosures, was acquitted
after the Jury had taken two ballots.
Five thousand persons saw Oscar
Leroy, an aeronaut with a circus, fall
2,000 feet through the air at Elwood,
Pa., and escape with his life, his only
Injury being a broken leg. His para
chute refused to open until the aero
naut had almost reached the ground.
Conductor Charles Thompson and
Motorman J. E. Babbett were killed
and their bodies cremated by 33,000
volts of electricity when a northbound
Peoria sleeper on the Illinois traction
system collided with a southbound
electric freight train near Lovelace, ill.
By the will of Isaac C. Wyman of
Salem, Mass., the bulk of his estate,
which is estimated at nearly $10,000,
000, is left to the graduate school of
Princeton university "as a memorial
of Mr. Wyman's lasting affection," as
the will phrases it, for his alma mater.
Because $11,000 mysteriously disap
peared from an army safe at Fort Gib
bon, Alaska, coincident with the disap
pearance of a private soldier, who haB
not yet been apprehended. Colonel
George F. Cooke will have to face a
court-martial. The charge will be lack
of precaution In guarding the mouey
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