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Weak From Hunger and Exposure , He
Tells the Judge of His Four Days of
Wandering Through the Country In
Search of Fresh Air.
Kansas City , Mo. , Dec. H. Palo and
emaciated , weak from hunger and ex
posure , Harry Waldron , the Juror
whoso escape last Sunday night
blocked the progress of the second
trial of Dr. 15. Clark Hyde , charged
with the murder of Col. Thomas H ,
Swope , returned to his home today.
Ho was brought Into court and after
a conference with him , Judge Porter-
Held announced that lie would dis
miss the entire jury on the ground of
Waldron's mental Incompetency.
His eyes shifting and every move
ment betraying shattered nerves , Wai
dron described to Judge Porterlield
four days of wandering through the
country In search of "fresh air and
freedom from confining walls ami
staring ayes. "
Ho denied having discussed the
Hyde trial with any person.
His Story Affects the Judge.
His narrative to the Judge , telling
of the presence of his weeping wife ,
nil but brought tears to the eyes of his
"I had been driven almost distract
oil , Judge , before I got my feet on the
ground and got to the country , " he
said , "but I don't think I'm crazy. 1
couldn't stand being cooped up. 1
felt imprisoned. There seemed to b (
nothing but walls and eyes arouni
me. I longed for fresh air. When
would go into court I could hardl ;
hold myself , the stares of the peopli
worried mo so. So that night I decided
cided to get away from It. The firs
thing , when my foot lilt the groum
after sliding down the fire escape , tin
thought came to me that I had doin
wrong. I was going to return. Thei
I thought of u fine and possible othe
punishment and I fled.
"I got n street car to Argentine , am
there I caught a freight train that wa
going away from tfio city. I got of
at Emporla , Kan. There I shaved ol
my mustache , and that afternoon-
it was Monday I read of my escap
in the papers. That worried mo s
that I couldn't eat.
Read It In the Paper * .
"It told of the possibility of m
committing suicide. I thought of in
poor wife and children thinking o
such a thing , and decided to retun
homo no matter what the cense
quences. I got to Kansas City , Kan
Tuesday night after wandering mile
through the fields and going on i
freight car part of the way. Then
lost my nerve again. I went to Will
lain Mooro's house In Kansas City
Kan. , and slept two hours Tuesda ;
night , the only real sleep I had sinci
I left the jury hotel.
"Wednesday I came to Kansas City
Mo. I was afraid of being arrested
but nobody seemed to know me , and
was glad I had shaved off my IIIUE
tache. 1 was thinking of Christina
and how I might have to spend i
away from the wife and chlldrei
whether I was arrested or not. I
made mo think the world was a craz
place. I wondered If I was crazy inj
"I got a market basket and war
dered about among the crowds aroun
the city market. It was a relief to b
among people after the court and jur
room. Every thought came back t
the jury and courts. I slept in a \ \ \
< ? ry stable last night , and this mornin
I went to my home. I had read in th
papers that the officers had qul
watching It.
Own Child Afraid of Him.
"I saw one of my children In th
barnyard , and gave him a note t
take to his mother , but ho was afral
of mo and ran. I felt weak enough t
lie down In the cold , but I went Int
the house , and when I saw my wife
felt better than I ever had since the
put mo on a Jury. I had $12 of jur
salary which I held out from my wlf
intending to buy a Chrlatmas preset
for the children. I still have It.
spent only a few cents on my wande
"I couldn't eat. "
Questioned closely regarding ar
communications ho might have lu
concerning the trial , Waldron said t
tor ho read in the papers of his ov
escape ho osked a farmer what I
thought of "that Hyde Juror runnli
' away ? "
V "Ho said , 'that fellow was pret
ellck , 111 bet he got away with I
pockets full , ' " Waldron said.
The city market neighborhood
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Maximum 17
Minimum 1M
Average ! ! 1
Hnrnnictpr t9.8 ! !
ChlcHRo. Doc. 14. Tliu bulletin Is
sued by tlio Chicago Htatlon of the
United States weather bureau gives
tlio forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Friday ,
not much change In temperature.
which Wahlron said ho wandered wit !
his market basket , Is within twe
blocks of the courthouse and out
block from the Oenteropolls hole
from which the juror escaped.
The Judge Has Worked Hard.
To Judge Porterfleld belongs mud ;
credit for the return of Wnldron. The
judge IIIIH worked practically nigh !
and day since the juror disappeared in
an effort lo locate him. After Wai
dron had returned this morning Judgi
I'orterfleld revealed some Incidents ol
the last two days that had been knowi
only to himself and Mrs. Waldron.
"I had always fe ' < aid Judge I'or
terfleld , "that Mr -n was mix
lous to aid us IP -\v \ , -'bio. ' . '
learned yesterday , v0 v ' > (
been In Kansas City , K'/ ' ' , n , ,
itlve'thal he would soon nu. /s/ < .
fort to return to his wife. It oce. . .
to me that possibly he would attemp
to communlcato with her througl
friends In Kansas City , Kan. Las
night In company with Mrs. Waldroi
I went to the home of those friendi
and waited until an early hour thh
morning , hoping that Waldron wouh
show up , but ho did not come ,
went to my home , and Mrs. Wnldroi
returned to hers. About daylight this
morning ho appeared at Ills home
Mrs. Waldron immediately called b ;
telephone at the courthouse for me.
was not there , and they did not re
celvo the call until about 10 o'clock
Tlio message was for me to como a
once. 1 was almost certain that Wai
dron had returned. I supposed In
would go to the homo of friends li
Kansas City , Kan. , where his wife ha
been. Obtaining a taxlcab I hurrici
to Kansas City , Kan. , but he was no
there. I then rushed back to Wai
dron's home.
He Hides from the Judge.
"When Waldron saw mo coming h
was badly frightened. He was no
convinced that it was not my inter
tion to inflict punishment upon bin
and at the sight of mo he hid himsel
in a small closet. It required nine
coaxing to Induce- him to come out.
Washington , Dec. 14. Declaring a
slntho dangerous to health , the pui
food board of the department of agi
culture today decided that its ii
portatlon Into the United States shou
bo prohibited after Jan. 1 , next , Tl
order awaits the signature of the so
rotary of agriculture before becomir
Sioux City Girl Changes Her Mind ;
Last Minute , Takes Other Man.
Sioux City , la. , Dec. 14. Leavln
her wealthy fiance waiting in a depi
Miss Marlon Lake of Sioux City , tel
graphed from Chicago to Lawton W ;
ckoff , a former suitor , to come. Ii
went , she met him , they eloped , an
the two were wedded at Elgin , II
Tuesday evening.
"Harrisburg , Pa. , Dec. 14. Your te
egram received. Have no Intention i
resigning in January to re-enter tl
business world , but expect to at tl
close of my term. R. S. Vessey. "
The foregoing telegram from tl
governor of South Dakota was sent i
reply to a message to the South D
kota executive asking him if the r
port that he was to resign in Jan
ary was true. This report had bei
given wide circulation in South D
Persian Cabinet Cannot Dismiss Ame
lean Treasurer-General.
Teheran , Persia , Dec. 14. W. Me
gan Shuster still retains his positli
as treasurer-general of Persia. Tl
cabinet cannot dismiss him witho
the consent of the national coum
which has not been given.
Know Where Reyes Is.
Washington , Dec. 14. The depa
ment Justice knows , but will not ma
public the whereabouts of Gen. B <
nardo Reyes. Agents of the depa
ment have him under survelllam
Following his indictment at Larei
Tex. , for alleged violation of the n <
trallty laws , the Mexican was
leased on $10,000 ball.
The Mutilated Bodies of n Woman ,
Her Two Daughters and a Son 28
Years Old , Are Found on Farm In
New York State Employe Missing
Albany , N. V. , Dec. 14. Some time
between last Tuesday noon and night
an Italian farmhand employed by the
Morner family of Defreestvllle , n
Rcnstiolacr county hamlet six miles
from Albany , is believed by the police :
to have slain Mrs. Conrad Morner , n
widow , her two daughters Edith ,
aged liO , and Blanche , aged 17 ; and
her 28-year-old son Arthur. The bodies
of the three women were discovered
last night in a cow barn on the Mor
nor place , where they had been sc
hacked with a hatchet and battered
with a balestlck that the murdcrei
had been able to crush all three ol
"in into a small manure pile on one
. > of the stable. Arthur Morncr's
; i.
.ly , with the throat cut , was found
. ider another part of the barn floor
Trace of the farmhand , who was
known as Ed Dennis , is lacking.
Bloody Hatchet Is Found.
A bloodstained hatchet nnd a four
foot balestick were found In the pll
near the three bodies , and with these
the police bellevo the murderer firsl
felled and mutilated his victims. Mrs
Morner had received a blow from tin
hatchet on the right side of the heat :
and her skull was fractured in severa
laces. The body of the elder girl
.idlth , also was badly cut and bruised
( er head was nearly aovcred by s
low from the hatchet , and there was
largo hole In her left temple. Tin
ounger girl's body was the least mu
Motive for the crime seems to b <
it-king. What money there was it
lie house before the murder wai
ound intact. Indications , the author !
les say , point to the murderer as be
ig Insane.
ra Ellcnwood of Nellgh Sustain
Broken Leg in Accident.
Neligh , Neb. , Dec. 14. Special t
The News : Ira Ellcnwood had th
uisfortune to have his right leg frai
ured yesterday afternoon between th
iiiee and ankle , when the horse he wa
riding stepped in a hole and fell upo
iliu. He was in company with Pet
eterson in the country purchasin
cattle for n local firm in this cit
when the accident happened. Report
given out-by the attending physicia
s that the patient is resting as we
is could bo expected.
He Makes Speech Demanding Suprerr
Court Opinion on Tobacco.
Washington , Dec. 14. Senator Cuu
mins of Iowa In a speech yesterda
urged speedy action on his bill provli
; ng for a review by the supreme coui
of the United States of the decree (
the United States circuit court for tu
southern district of Now York appro
ng the reorganization of the Amer
can Tobacco company. Ho said tin
5 "tho welfare of the people , the stabi
t ity of business and the wants of coi
gress imperatively require that thi
decree shall be reviewed by the si
e preme court.
1 Mr. Cummins said that notwitl
standing the supreme court's declslo
dissolving the American Tobacco con
pany had been based on the fact thr
: ho tobacco business had been large !
controlled by ono company , the coi
trol of the affairs of the company wa
continued largely in three holdln
companies the American compan ;
the P. Lorlllard company and the Lii
gett & Myers company , owning $213
000,000 of the entire $223,000,000 e
the old American company.
"The same men who owned tli
American Tobacco company own thea
three companies nnd own them in th
same proportion that they owned tli
old company , " he said , "so that the
will control the business under tli
new arrangements as completely r
0 they controlled It under the old orde
If it was unlawful for these men t
:1 :
concentrate the business so complete !
ns they did , It Is giving the people
stone Instead of bread to permit tl :
new order to continue. "
Ho declared that the other clove
companies were owned by the sair
people who own the three , "so thi
the only result achieved will be I
make the administrations more inco
venlent. "
Expressing regret that the attornc
r general had not appealed from the cl
n cult court's decision , Mr. Cummins a
0 mltted that without legislation the s
it premo court ot the United States wi
1 incapable of granting an appeal in tl
absence of a motion by the attorn *
general. Hence the necessity for legl
The circuit court , he said , had d !
regarded and nullified the order of tl
r- supreme court , but if no appeal
practicable the decree of the low
e. court must stand ns the result of tl
o , litigation against the tobacco trui
u He believed that the country had
right to the higher court's oplnlc
No action was taken on the bill.
"Loo * .
1S11. )
"he Federal Grand Jury at Indianapolis -
lis Is Furnished With a List of Ex
plosive Outrages Extending Over
Seventeen States.
Indianapolis , Ind. , Dec. 14. After
iveeks of Investigating by the govern
ment's agents in many ) r-t - of the
country where explosions have taken
ilace , the federal grand jury was
ready to begin here today its inquiry
nto an alleged nation-wide conspiracy
whereby more than 100 structures
ivero blown up and in which dynamite ,
nitroglycerine and other explosives
were carried Into at least seventeen
\ list of 100 explosions in struc
tures erected by firms employing non
union workmen , as furnished to the
government by the National Erectors'
association , was prepared for the
grand jury.
The list , beginning with wrecking of
structural works in Massachusetts
and Connecticut In the summer of
1905 , cites the damage done up until
Oct. 16 , 1911 , and points out , as indi
cating participation by others than
John J. , and James B. McNamara and
Ortie McManigal , that crimes of this
nature were perpetrated in seventeen
The explosions began prior to the
employment by the McNainaras of
McManigal who , according to his con
fession , blew his first building In De
troit in June , 1907 , "with twenty
sticks of dynamite , " and they extend
Into the present year several months
after the arrest of the McNamaras.
There were two explosions in 1905 ,
eight in 1906 , six In 1907 , twenty-six In
1908 , twenty in 1909 , twenty-fivo in
1910 and thirteen in 1911. They oc
curred in Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Mich
igan , Pennsylvania , New York , New
Jersey , Massachusetts , Connecticut ,
Maryland , Wisconsin , Missouri , Iowa ,
Nebraska , Utah , Washington and Cal
Twenty In Ohio.
Ohio , with twenty heads the list.
Illinois , Pennsylvania , New York and
Missouri come next. McNamara ex
plosions took place at Mount Vernon ,
N. Y. , and at Cleveland. The last ate -
e tempted explosion is recorded in the
y list as having taken place on Oct. 16 ,
o this year , near Santa Uarbara , Cal. , at
a bridge erected three years ago. Dy
namite was found near the bridge just
before the special train bearing Presi.
dent Taft passed over It. After the ex
plosions of the year just proceeding ,
the National Erectors association in
May , 1906 was formed by contractors
who , in pursuance of a plan to main
tain an "open shop , " employed de
tectlves to Investigate the Dynamiting
o The announcement that W. E. Grif
ifin , chief of police at Kansas City , Mo.
would arrive hero late today prepared
to testify concerning various explo
slons In Kansas City , drew attention
1to the important part which the con
fesslon of McManigal is to play In the
probe. Details of the blowing up ol
the Blx structures in Kansas City or
Dec. 24 , 1908 , April 14 , 1908 , April 29
1909 , June 26 , 1909 , Aug. 23 , , 1910 , am
Doc. 30 , 1910 which resulted in th (
partial wrecking of viaducts , buildings
and derricks under construction b :
firms employing non-union men , an
in the hands of the government inves
tigators. Hearing on these McManlga
in Us confession quoted at least oni
of the dates , saying :
McNamara Paid Him.
"On Aug. 23 , I pulled off the Me
Cllntick-Mnrshall job at Kansas City.
I did not see J. J. McNamnra although
he was In town at the time. From Kan
sas City I went to Peorla. J. J. McNa-
mara returned to Indianapolis on Aug.
! 29 or 30 , 1910 , at which time ho paid
for doing the Kansas City Job. I told
him about the bad luck I had had on
the Peoria and Kansas City jobs , and
ho gave me h for not getting back
the clocks that did not go off. "
It Is Declared that the European
Flockmaster Can Lay Down His
Sheep in Boston for Less Money
Than the Western Grower.
Omaha , Dec. 14. The forty-eighth
annual convention of the National
Wool Growers' association opened at
the auditorium here this morning with
a large attendance of sheep men from
nearly every state in the Union. More
than usual interest is felt by wool
growers in this year's convention on
account of the proposed revision of
the tariff to be undertaken by the pres
ent congress. The feature of the open
ing session of the convention was the
annual address of the president , for
mer Gov. P. R. Goading of Idaho.
Mr. Goodlng expressed himself vig
orously , and applause showed that he
voiced the sentiments of the conven
tion as a whole. Mr. Gooding reviewed
briefly the work of the association in
bringing to the attention of the inter
state commerce commission the ques
tion of freight rates on wool , charged
by western railroads. The evidence In
} the case Is now all in the hands of the
t commission , and the matter will bo
j argued.
I "Extortion and robbery are mild
( terms , " he declared , "for the rates that
are charged west of Omaha. For the
haul from Omaha to Boston , " ho said ,
"tho charge Is H5V { : cents per 100
pounds while for practically the same
J distance west of Omaha the railroads
charge $1.77 * , per 100 , five times as
' much. Indeed , the European flockmaS'
ter can lay his product down in Boston
two to four cents per pound cheaper ,
on a scoured basis , than the American
range sheep grower. "
The speaker gave a great part of his
address to the proposed revision of
"schedule K" of the tariff law.
Must Have Protection.
The duty , he said , should be laid ur
on the scoured product instead of upon
grease wool.
Mr. Goodlng referred to the exper
ience of llockmasters under the pro
visions of the'Wilson bill to show thai
the industry cannot exist In this coun
try without protection. The highei
wages and other expenses paid by the
American wool grower , he declared
made it impossible for him to com
pete with those of foreign countries
Bryan and Pinchot Grilled.
The speaker quoted from some o
Mr.Bryan's addresses to show that IK
does not understand the Interest o
the American people in the live
stock Industry. The policy pursued b :
former Chief Forester Pinchot was dc
nounced in strong terms.
Reports of the treasurer , E. Demlraci
of Montana , and the secretary , S. W
McClure of Idaho , folowed the presl
dent's address.
D'r. Eliot Recovering.
Columbo Ceylon , Dec. 14. Goo <
progress is reported by the physlcan
in charge of Dr. Charles Eliot.
It Was Claimed that Graham Was Try
Ing to "Beat" His Way Severa
Ribs and His Right Leg Broken , In
ternally Injured.
Neligli , Neb. , Dec. 14. Special ti
The News : Alfred Graham , a lial
breed Indian from near Cody , Neb ,
aged about 20 , who is claimed to havi
been "beating" his way on wcHtboum
passenger train No. 5 last night , wa
fatally injured as the train was entei
ing this city. He died here at 4 o'clocl
this morning.
Several ribs and the man's right lei
were broken. Ho died , however , fron
internal injuries.
Indications from the dying man'
conversation point to his having beei
at the rear of the train. "What wouli
have happened if I had been on th
front end ? " he is said to have asked
Coroner Conwell summoned th
train crew to appear as witnesses 01
their return run at 11 o'clock thi
morning. Ono witness said he wouli
testify that Graham told him he wa
walking on the track when the trail
struck him.
The coroner's jury met this morn
ing and after hearing several wil
nesses adjourned until 4 o'clock thi
afternoon to hear the train crew. Twi
witnesses said the Injured man toll
them he was walking on the tracl
when the train struck him. Ono o
these said ho later declared he wa
riding on the rear end of the train
Ono witness said he saw Graham a
the depot platform after the noon hou
Former President Surprised by Crow
of 5,000 Bostonians.
Boston , Mass. , Dec. 14. "Hoi
smoke , " Col. Theodore Roosevelt e >
claimed as he looked down from
State street building where he was a
tending the regular monthly meetin
of the board of overseers of Harvar
college , upon a crowd of 5,000 eiitln
slasts who had left their business t
catch a glimpse of the former pros
dent. A few minutes later , as the co
onel was leaving the structure , ther
was a discharge of cheers. The forme
president entered an automobile an
acknowledged the greetings , but n
questa for a speech met with a decli
Ivo negative.
"I have absolutely nothing to sa
of any sort whatever , " Col. Rooseve
declared. Later after a conferenc
with several progressive republican
the colonel sanctioned the Issuance <
a statement announcing ho had urge
Gov. Robert P. Bass of New Hani ]
shire to speak at a progressive repul
llcnn meeting here next Saturday.
Ed. T. Kearney of Jackson , Neb. , WI
Start a 1100,000 Concern There.
Sioux City , la. , Dec. 11. Presoi
activities in business circles indlcal
that Sioux City soon will have anotlu
bank. Ed. T. Kearney of Jackso ;
Neb. , one of the leading bankers <
that section of the state , is making a
rangements to open a bank In Sioi
City shortly after the first of the yea
Three Months Ago Disarmament of the
Entire Population of Two Province !
Was Ordered Organized Drlgand-
age Had Been Going on.
Lnnao , Mindanao , P. I. , Dec. 14.
Forty-two Moro outlaws were killed
'oduy In an engagement with a do-
ai'hineni of American scoutH.TIicro
were no fatalities on the American
side. The battle occurred In connec-
: Ion with the campaign for suppress
ing organl/cd brigandage among the
The disarmament of the entire Moro
population of Mindanao and Jolo was
ordered by the American military
authorities three months ago , followIng -
Ing a number of murderous attacks on
Since that time the troops have boon
engaged in carrying out the order.
Most of the chiefs gave up their weap
ons peaceably , but there have been a
uorlcs of sharp engagements with ban
dits. The casualties among the Ameri
cans have been few.
Ono of the Bandits In the Party (
Caught and Confesses.
Chicago , Doc. 14. "Big Fred" Bone-
ham , arrested yesterday at Oakland ,
111. , confessed , the police say , that he
was ono of the automobile bandits
who killed Mrs. Hattie Kaufman on
the north side on the night ot Dec. 2.
"You've got mo , " Bonclnun Is said
to have confessed to the detectives
who brought him to Chicago. "I was
with the party that did the killing , but
I did not fire the shot.
"Rabenau fired the bullet that killed
Mrs. Kaufman , and I had nothing to
do with the murder , except to take
part In the holdup. Thcro was no in
tention to kill anybody , but just rob
bery , that was all.
"The four of us Stacey , Rabonau ,
Channel ! and myself were in the au
tomobile and we were out to rob some
body. Rabonau saw the Kaufmans
and said : There * Sees a couple , let's
get them. ' Channel ! stayed In the
machine , and wo held up the man and
tlio woman. "
"The towhead , that's what wo called
Ravenau , was to hold the gun and
scare them while we went through
them. The woman screamed and I
guess 'Towhead' got nervous and
pressed the trigger too hard. Then we
ran to the automobile and got awar
from the neighborhood. Afterward th *
gasoline gave out nnd we abandoned
the car. "
Strong Claws and Flexible Pads For
Rough and Smooth Surfaces.
The seeming miracle of Inswts walkIng -
Ing nonchalantly on n celling Is ex
plained by TIckner Edwardes , chair
man of the British BpekeeperR1 asso
ciation , in bis book on "The Lore of
the Honeybee. " Insects owe such pow
er , it appears , to an Ingenious device
which Is well illustrated in the foot of
the bee.
She has n pair of short , strong dou
bio claws , which will take her securely
over nil but the smoothest and shiniest
surfaces , and It Is with these clnwt *
that bees form themselves into densu
clusters and knots and cables within
the hive , holding hand to hnnd. as It
were. In all directions. But when
there is nothing for the claw to hold
by another part of the foot comes Into
piny. This Is a soft , flexible pad.
which Is always covered by a thick ,
oily exudation. In walking the bc
puts her fuet down three nt a time ,
the pads adhering Instantly they come
into contact with the smooth surface.
At the nest step the other three pads
come Into play , while the first three
are stripped off. But each foot la
capable of attaching and detaching it-
elf Independently of Its fellows.
In this case , we learn , "tho strip
ping Is accomplished by downward
pressure of the claws of the same
foot. "
faxon is from "seax , " a sword , ami
so the "Men of the Sword. " In the
early days the Saxons took for them
selves such names as "Bloody Ax , "
"Skull Cleaver , " "Death's Head. "
name * which In no way belled their
original character. The "berserker
ruge" of the old Vikings spread death
'Hid destruction all around the coasts
which they haunted , nnd by the terror
of their name they led the Christians
to put lute their litany the prayer ,
'Deliver us. O Lord , from the fury
of the North men. " Very terrible were
these old Saxons , and to this day the
most dreadful of all the people on thu
fnco of the earth , when they are thor-
orouguly roused , are the descendant *
of the same Men of the Sword. New
York American.
Not Full GrUf.
"Gladys Is very strict In her Ideas
about the appropriate touch in dress. "
"Is shcr
"So much so that when her half
sister died she would not wear any
but half mourning- Baltimore Ameri