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I HITCHCOCK FREE OF CHARQB
! Ar.tor Acquitted on Olrectlon of
Court When One Wltnew Falls.
Now York, iMnrch 17. Raymond
Hitchcock, the comedian, was acquit
N)d by direction of Justlco Nlanchard
" ,i0 supremo court of charges
1 brought by Bovoral young glrla after
Vno of the girls hud testified that tho
legations the had made against tho
tor wcro untrue. The acquittal was
oil the Indictment glowing out of
'lmrgo: made by Ellen Von Hagen.
I'h-'ro aro t-everal other Imllcliucats
on .similar charges still pending.
Tho resumption of the tilal fur
iilHltnl u sensation when Flora Wills
fcm, who had been called as a corrob
orating witness, completely i edited
Jier testimony given beton- tho grand
jry In reply to questions by ABSlst
.iut District Attorney Guivan tho girl
declared that Hitchcock never had
harmed her and that she had told Mio
story fo the grand juiy as she had
been directed to do by an agent of
I he (li'rry society.
la directing tho jury to return a ver
dict quitting Hitchcock on tho Von
I logon Indictment, Justice Ulanchard
said ho regarded the testimony of tho
Winston girl as of the most startling
.mturo and suggested that It be made
the Bfibject of an investigation.
GENERAL BROOKE WINS SUIT
Need Not Pay Countess $250,000 for
Destroying Her Beef Monopoly.
rwa-saiugton, aiarcn ii. cno mug
ponding claim of tho Countess of
Duoua Vista against Major General
iirook" was adjudicated by tho su
premo court of tho United States un-
JavoraWy to tho countess. Tho suit
wus higun in the United States dls-
j Irlot i-ourt for the southern district
l of Nov York and was a demand for
" the payment ot damages to tho extent
or $2ru.O00 claimed to have beou sus- j
laiiiod through an ollicial order is- j
wiied by General lirooko while serving
as rullluiry governor of Cuba, by
which the countess' exclusive right to
slaughter cattle in Havanu was abol- I
islind rihe claimed this right as the
jlaugiit.iT of the hereditary high sherilf '
of llavaua. The slaugliter right was j
-uu of tho perquisites of the olllce of
tpK When lior father, the last
ot the line, mod mo omco was
bolhihed, but his daughter continued ,
hold tho franchise until It wus ;
S.. ...... ii, I )... xinlur nrmiwiil llmril;i
uiid the district court intimated that i
Y wliiio uo action would He against Gen- '
f oral lirooko. there was legitimate
dalm against tho United States for
damages under the Paris treaty. With-1
out oKpressing direuily an opinion as J
to tht responsibility, of tho United (
MtateH governniont, tho supreme court
Hlllrriied the decision on tho ground
that Uh countess had suffered no loss
of property. j
American Warship on the Way.
Washington, .March 17. An Amor-'
ieiiu war vessel, probably the gunboat j
lfcigle, is now on tho way from Guanta- J
nauio to Port au Prince, llaytl, where
tku llaytien government summarily
executed a number of alleged revolu
tionists The vessel is not sent there
because of any serious apprehension
on the part of officials bote that Amor-
lean mteresis ai run au i-rmi: u v ton jn (he CQUrt room W,)0U thc vo,..
other points In llaytl are in serious d(jt waH ren(, , Forenmn D. s. John
danger, but as a matter of precaution. ; sjjn r mm, onR,neor. The finding
It ia not believed at tho latc depart-, gC(,me(1 ,IievUabIo from the b,.s.
moot that foreign interests In Haytl , . nn . ,.,, ,,,, rnnoivr.,i u in si.
aro seriously menaced. The dlspoai-
Jr.n of the administration is to keep
hands off and to give the people ot
Hay I an opportunity to work out their
vwn salvation. It is realized that in
' .1 it..., luttii rovniutinniirv movements
steru repressive measures often are j pjVe Years for His Acts,
necoasary and tho impression hero Is I Cj,jcaj,0 March 14. John R. Walsh,
that It Is not up to tho American gov- formcr president of tho Chicago Na
ernment to Interfere with tho acts of t,onn, bank ot- tha cllyt who wa3
our nolghbora unless tho .situation is tonvctco of Illegal uso of tho funds
such that our Interests are In jeopardy j of tho nBtUution. was denied a new
or that brond humanitarian Interests j t(.,a, by Judge Anderson in the Unit-
rcuulre us to mieriero. i
IVTOttO yu oacK on ouni.
Washington, March 17. The sea
glon of tho house was devoted to the
consideration of bills under suspension
of the rules. A number were passed,
including ono providing for the resto
ration or tho motto "In God We Trust"
on American coins, and' another lu
creasing tho efficiency of the medical
CONVICTED 01 (.RAFT
SANDERSON, SN DER, MATHUES
AND tHU,AKN FOUND GUILTY.
Pennsylvania Capitol Furnishing Suit
Holds Kcccr wtfraudea State Out
of VJ,Ui'U,..v.O in Furnishing uuildlng.
Penalty, Two Vears and !1,000 Fine.
Harrisburg, March 14. Tho Jury in
the lirst oi tho capltol conspiracy
cases to be tried gave a veidict of
guilty as to every one of tho lour men
who have been on trial lure tor tho
last seven weeks, niter six hours' de
liberation. There were two ballots
tnkin, but the Jury did not coino Into
com t until two houis alter reaching
a conclusion. Tho men loiind guilty i
in o John II. Sanderson, contractor;
William P. Snyder, tormer auditor
general; W. 1.. Mutinies, former stato
tieasurcr, and James M. Shumakor,
rornier superintendent of public build '
lugs and grounds.
Motions for new trials were made
in each case.
Only Sanderson and Snyder wero in
court when the verdict was given ami
neither would talk. '
Maximum penalties for each defend
ant in this case Is two yeais' Impiis'
oument and $1,000 fine.
The lour men were convicted of
defrauding the state In furnishing tho .
new capltol, which cost the stato ,
about SlS.OOO.CO, Instead or $4.000.-1
000, the figure at which the contract I
was estimated. j
The present case constituted one of
the longest jury trials in the history
of the Pennsylvania courts, mid it at
tracted much attention throughout tho
The prosecution of the alleged
frauds was the outcome of the polit
ical upheaval in Pennsylvania In ll)0r,
which resulted In the election of Will
iam H. Perry, a Democrat, as stato
treasurer, In tho fall of that year.
Horry threw open tho books of the
stato troasuiy and showed that the
cost of building the capltol was more
than three times the amount of tho
The case was laid' before the attor
ney general and indictments wero
found against four persons,
i When the cases now pending against
; the four convicted persons are con
j eluded, the other defendants will be
I heard. Tho state claims that there
j are frauds amounting to nearly $5,
1 000.000 in tho furnishing of tho cap
DEATH SENTENCE FOR ALIA
Priest's Slayer Found Guilty of Mur
der in First Degree.
Denver, March 13. "Is there uo ap
peal': These wcro tho only words spoken
by Giuseppe Alia when Informed by
Interpreter Matter that the jury round
him guilty of murder in the first de
gree and fixed his sentence at death-
Just eighteen days alter firing tho
shot which brought death to Father
l.eo Heinrichs at the altar in St. Eliza
beth's Catholic church, while in the
art of administering tho holy sacra
ment, this wait from Italy, an alleged,
but not proven, anarchist, heard his
In the court loom not three blocks
from tho church where he committed
his crime and within tho sound of tho
chimes which he said drew him to thut
church, Alia received tho judgment
delivered by a Jury of his peers.
Stolid to the last, he simply nodded
his head and whispered to the inter
preter, "Is there no appeal?"
Then his chin sank on his breast
and ho made no further comment.
When the jury had been polled the
Judge thanked them for having done
their duty and expressed his approval
I of tho verdict. Attorney Widdccombo of
j tho defense made a motion for a new
! trial and was granted live days In
which to file papers. The prisoner
was then ordered to bo returned to
tho county jail, pending this action.
Tho trial, which had lasted only
I three and a half days, was over. Un
; der tho laws or the stato, Alia cannot
i ho hanged within sixty days of the
I rendering of tho verdict.
Thoro was absolutely no demonstra-
apparently satisfied with what
. , ' .
had been done.
WALSH DENIED NEW TRIAL
' Judne Anderson Sentences Him to
oil States district court and sontenced
to serve five years in the federal pen
itentiary at Fort Leavenworth.
As soon as tho court had announced
the refnBal to grant a new trial, the
attorneys for the defense entered a
motion In arrest of judgment, on
which they argued for some time.
Judge Anderson then promptly over
rilled the motion and sentenced the
DoTTkcr to nvo years In Port Leaven
worth. The court further directed that til
the counts In the Indictment be served
concurrently and further directed that
the defendant pay the entire cost of
An application wns Immediately
made to Judge Grospeup of the United
States circuit court of appeals for a
writ of supersedeas, which was grant
ed, and Walsh was released under
bonds of $50,000 pending the henrine
of his appeal.
ST.ATE LOSES ANTI-PASS CASE
Judge ThomaE of Columbus directs
Verdict for Union Pacific.
Columbus, Neb., Murch ll.-r-Judge
Thomas directed a verdict against the
state of Nebraska In the piijsiciiuirt'
pass case, in which tho stato aa
prosecuting Dr. Martin for accepting a
pass troin the Union Pacific. The case
was prosecuted by County Attorney
Uenslcy, assisted by Judge .1. J. Sulli
van, special counsel employed by the
stato. Dr. Martin has been a physi
cian foi tho Union Pacific lor Unity
years and he has an Indeteiinlnate con
tract to do the work at Columbus for
tho Union Pacific in consideration ot
$2;" a month and an annual pass over
tho road Ills present contract was
dated Jan. 1, lilUli. before the present
law went Into effect. Tho coutt held
tho pass to tho physician on a con
tract was not a free pass and directed
the jury to return a vctdict ol not
ALIENS ON JURY PANEL.
Irregularities In Connection With Fur
nas County Body Are Uncovered.
Heaver City, Neb.. Manh 13.
Something of a sensation was sprung
in the district couit when tho attor
noys for the defense in the criminal
court attacked the validity of the late
grand Jury. The county commission
ers testified that names were drawn
that had not been selected' by them
as provided by law. Ono member of
tho jury admitted in court that he was
not a resident of the United States,
but was a Hrltlsh subject.
Tho foreman of the jury was one
name that was mysteriously spliited
Into the panel. The judge has not
rendered a decision, but there is no
doubt the Indictments will ho quashed
by reason of tho irregularities.
Taylor Candidate for Commander.
St. Edward, Nob., March 17. An
drew W. Taylor, commander of Kins
man post, No. 140, Grand Army of the
Republic, is a candidate for depart
meat commander. The encampment
of tho organization will bo held at
Hastings May 19, 20 and 21. Sreral
other posts In central Nebraska have
Indorsed Mr. Taylor.
Would Organize Spanish Veterans.
Lincoln, March It!. Major E. II.
Phelps has mailed copies of letters to
Spanish war veterans, asking for co
operation In the hope of organizing
tho United Spanish War Veterans.
Drives Poker Through Mother's Arm.
Lincoln, March 11. Charles liar
rett,. aged nineteen, drove a poker
through tho arm of his aged mother.
He hecamo angry at a parental repri
mand. Ho wns arrested.
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STATE ASKS FOB A REFEBEE
Endeavor to Have Testimony in Ex
press Cases Taken in This Manner.
Lincoln, March 18. Orant Martin,
deputy attorney general, acting on In
structions from Attorney General
Thompson, tiled a motion in tho su
preme court lor tho nppolntmcnt of a
releroo to take testimony in tho ox
press cases. He asks that the motion
bo argued April 7.
J. A. Williams, member of the rail
way commission, tiled a protest
against tho appointment of a refeiee,
holding that, testimony taken now un
der tho old rales would throw no llg
on the amount of business which
might he done under tho Sibley law
and therefore would be of no valuo in
determining the Jmlness of the Slbloy
rates. He also said the law Itself was
a sulllcicnt injunction against the ex
press companies and if an additional
injunction was necessary ho pray
the court to grant it and not to ap
point tho referee.
Tho express companies filed affi
davits setting out that they intended
to obey the Sibley law Just as soon as
tho matter of Us Justness could bo
determined by tho courts, and that
they had no Intention of disobeying
It; that this was determined at a con
ference of olllcers and attorneys for
RAILROAD TAKESJADICAL STAND
Missouri Pacific Says Commission Haa
No Jurisdiction Over It In Any Way.
Lincoln, March IS.--ln a cross-po-tltion
llled' in the United States dis
trict court, the Missouri Pacific rail
road takes the ladhnl stund that the
state, through the railroad commis
sion, has no Jurisdiction over it In any
way; that It Is tin Interstate corpora
tion, subject only to federal control.
The road follows up this contention
by asking relief by the court from fur
ther annoyance through nu injunction
forbidding the state railway commis
sion lrom attempting to regulate Its
traffic rates or service in any man
ner whatever; that It be enjoined
from requiring tiny reports or tl)f
business to be made; that It be un
joined from advising railroad patrons
what steps to take In order to secure
lower rates, and that tho 2-cent fare
law and the commodity law be de
clared void' and their enforcement pro
hibited. Prairie Fire Menaces Lexington, Nob. j
Lexington, Neb., March 18. A pral- j
rlo flro was started by a Crook living
a mile east of town, who was burning ,
off a garden patch, and a strong north-
ear wind swept mo names ewrucwy
toward town. The fire department
and hundreds oi men were on um
ground in a lew iimum-a. ij !"""'
miles or furrows and back firing tho
flames were at last extinguished, but
not until they had burned into tho
very door yaid of houses In tho town.
"When a lion eats au antelope It Is
only devouring glorified grass." was
the comforting reileetlon delivered by
Dr. Andrew Wilson at Ilrlstol the oth
or day. We see now that the king of
beasts is apt to regard I he average
wayfarer as merely a iiiiiu of straw. -London
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