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WILL NOT STOP HERE
President's Special Train Will Paw Through
Nebraska Oyer Union Pacific
NO STOPS IN THE ANTELOPE STATE
Rnn Will Be Made from Denver j licago
in Fast Time,
strike is not a success RAILWAY KATE LEGISLATION
THREE SPEECHES IN Wl
Chief Executive Will Also Mak
in Colorado Capital
SECRETARY LOEB WhliES T( VERNOR
Invitation Hove Been Hfcf Ufd to
Make Addressee at Mnnj' titles,
but It la Necessary to
Decline Them All.
LINCOLN". Nob., April 17 letters
teceived today from Secretary Loob, In
reply to Governor Mlrkey Hnd ethers who
Invited, resident Roosevelt to stop In
Lincoln on his return from Colorado, say
thot the president will return through Ne
braska, but that no stops will be n ade In
this mate. The return Journey will bo
made over the Union Pacific, through
Itinerary for Return.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.. April 17.
Up to noon today the expected courier
from President Rootevelt had not arrived
und no word had keen received by S cretary
Loch. The secretary says he does not ex
pect word from the camp more than two
or three timed a week at the most.
The itinerary for the return trip of the
president to Washington It nearly completed.
There will be but two stops of a formed
character. The stop are at Denver where
the board of trade will give a dinner by the
Merchants' club; a reception by the Hamil
ton club, and a dinner by the Iroquois club.
The dates for tho engagements depend
upon what time the president concludes
iila hunt. Secretary Locb will inform the
organization who hospitality the presi
dent will accept as soon as anything cle
ilnlte Is received from the hunters' camp.
There will be the usual number of water
tanks stops en route home, but the In
vitations mentioned are the only ones to be
accepted out of a deluge that has poured
in on headquarters here. It Is likely thnt
the president will make three speeches at
Chicago and ono in Denver. The return
trip will be over the Union Pacific to
Omaha, over the Chicago & Uorthweatern
to Chicago, and over the Pennsylvania to
Loeb Will Go to Camp.
Before President Koosevelt penetrates
the wilds so far that communication with
the outside world will be next to impossi
ble. Secretary I.oeb, with the aid of the
courier daily expected from the camp, will
get on the president's trail and visit him
In the mountains. The visit will be for
the pelrpoae of takrng-up with the presi
dent a number Of Important matters that
have come to the headquarters here since
Saturday. There are a number of commis
sions to be signed, as well as departmental
business that has been forwarded.
Many Invitations have come to Secre
tary Locb and members of the official
party, stopping at the Hotel Colorado, to
take excursions into the surrounding ter
ritory in order to view sights of Interest.
All of these have been declined or post
poned until the arrival of the first courier
from the president. Mr. Loeb expects to
return to the president's camp wtth the
eourUT and he may spend the night in
the camp. Horseback rides, bathing in
the hot water pool, tennis and mountain
climbing have occupied the party today.
Wild stories of the hunt, most of them
obviously fakes, have reached here. Secre
tary Ixeb does not credit them. Several
of these stories have been Investigated,
and It has been discovered that the tale
bearer could not have received ' reliable
Information from the president's camp,
for he could have had no opportunity.
Fake Photographer at Work.
An l'.luHtratlon of the dearth of au
thentic news or picture material was no
ticed about a mile from the Hotel Colo
rado. A photographer representing a syn
dicate selling pictures to daily papers at
tached a wire to the telegraph line run
ning through a wild section of the moun
tain country and then attached a tele
graph Instrument to the wire, using a
stump of a tree as a table. An assistant
then posed for a picture, which will be
sold to newspapers as an alleged repre
sentation of the manner in which news
Is sent from the vicinity of the president's
camp. As a matter of fact thero is no
'telegraphic line within miles of the
original camp of the parly. The hunters
Intend to roam over a large area, cover
ing probably 150 squure miles before the
hunt Is concluded.
Some Kmployea of Unllnn Rallrraya
He fuse to Qnlt Work When
ROME. April 17. Tnr strike of railroad
men which began today was not as success
ful as expected. Some of the men refused 1
to strike and published a manifesto saylm;
they could not risk the bread of their
families With these men and a military
escort one train left Rome on each line. A
car on each train was converted Into a
prison for use if arrests are necessary dur
ing the Journey.
Notwithstanding the uncertainty of such
traveling many Americans left this city for
Naples, Florence and Pisa.
The leaders of tho movement are trying
to bring about a general strike of all work
men, but they find little sympathy. If It
occurs the govement has decided to en
trust the military authorities with tho
maintenance of order.
Klve men-of-war have been ordered to
Genoa to maintain order.
The strike Is In protest of the new bill
presented by the Fortls cabinet, because It
provides for the dismissal of those who go
on strike and does not contain an arbitra
Tonight the situation Is less acute. The
government has been able to operate other
trains in addition to those organized early
In the day. Complete order prevails
Senate Committee on Commerce Begin an
Investigation of the Subject.
! OPINION BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
He Holds that t'oncress Has the
Hlaht to llfleaate Hate Matin
Power to ronunlN-alon.
Zemstvos for Siberia.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 17.-An Im
perial rescript Issued today orders Count
Kutaissoff, governor of Irkutsk, to elabo
rate a scheme for the Introduction of
zemstvos ir. Irkutsk, Tomnk and Tobolsk
in accordance with the suggestions of the
Imperial ukase, adding that the develop
ment of emigration to Siberia from
European Russia necessitates some form
of popular representation.
This rescript, which prnvhfes for the ex
tension of the zemstvo system to the whole,
of Siberia east of Irkutsk, marks the first
notable udvance in local self-government
since the Institution of the zemstvos.
Finland to Help Rnnsla.
IIELSINGFORS. April 17. The Finnish
national Pallament has agreed to pay to
the Russlar treasury $2,000,0an toward the
military requirements for the year 1!I5
only. The proposal of the Russian gov
ernment was that this amount should be
payable annually from 1905 to U08.
Attempt to Wreck Train.
EMPORIA, Kan., April 17. An attempt
was made early today east of Emporia
to wreck the westbound mail train on the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, the
engine crashing Into a pile of ties that
had been placed on the track. No damage
WASHINGTON. April 17.-The senate In
terstate Commerce commission met today
to begin hearings on railway rate legisla
tion. The committee did not meet until 3
o'clock, and spent an hour and a half In
executive session, considering a program
for the hearings. The preliminary arrange
ments made by Chairman Klklns were ap
proved. The committee will meet at 11
o'clock each day and the session will con
tinue until 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The
power to fix rates to private car lines and
terminal facilities and other cognate mat
ters will be considered.
Attorney General Moody, at the request
of tho committee, has prepared exhaustive
opinions on several points to be covered by
the hearings, which will be submitted to
the committee within a few days. The
opinion will cover tho power of congress
to delegate) to a commission the fixing of
rates. Including the right to reduce rates ! cultural experiment station today state the
ICE IN SOUjH CAROLINA
Remarkably l.ow "temperature Is Re
ported from Points In Sonth
GREENVILLE, . C April 17.-A killing
frost visited this section this morning,
fruit nnd vegetables being badly damaged.
Ice formed In many places.
SPRINGFIELD. III., April 17.-Farmers
In Clark and adjelnlng counties report that
the freexlng weather of last night dam
nged the fruit crop thousands of dollars.
They declare that the pear, plum, peach
and cherry crops are badly damaged, if
not ruined. The cold continues today.
CAIRO, 111., April 17. A severe frost in
this section last night has greatly dam
aged fruit nnd vegetable crops. It Is esti
mated that fully 50 per cent of the fruit
crcp Is ruined.
NORFOLK. April 17.-The formation of
Ice throughout the vast Norfolk country
trucking section last night did groat dam
age. LOUISVILLE. Ky., April 17.-LocaI Fore
cast Official Watts in his report of the
weather conditions tocluy says: "Ab
normally low temperatures prevail gener
ally today, with heavy and killing frosts
as far south as southern Tennessee and
northern Georgia, and east through Vir
ginia, while light frcisis are reported from
southern Alabama and northern Florida.
Snow flurries occurred In the Ohio vulley."
LAFAYETTE, tnd., April 17.-Reports
received by the Purdue university agri-
DENNISON CASE TO RED OAlv Nebraska weather forecast! jp COLLIERS
Sensation In Poland.
WARSAW, April 17. Something of a sen
sation has been caused by the simultaneous
appearance in all the Polish papers of a
petition to the governor general in the
GARFIELD IS ON THE GROUND
ommlsaloner of Commerce
Labor Spends Day In Oil
IN DEPENDENCE, Kan., April
jamrs R. Garfield, commissioner of cor
porations, arrived here early today and
immediately begun his search for facts
and figures bearing on the oil situation.
Before he had been here half an hour Mr.
Garfield was In the office of the Prairie
Oil and Gas company, a branch of the
Standard Oil company. The Prairie offi
cials assured Mr. Gurlleld that they would
gladly furnish him all the information
they had. nnd tendered the services of
their office force to assist him. Mr. Gar
Held spent i ractically the whole day in
the office of the Prnlrie company, going
over the concern's books. Mr. Gurfleld
said that the work was progressing much
faster than he exrected.
"We nre getting a great deal of Infor
mation," he said. "We are finding the
(acts, and that is what we came for."
Commissioner Garfield is holding a night
session In the office of Secretary Parker
of the Kansas Oil Producers' association.
A number of ell men are being examined
us to methods of the Stundurd Oil com
pany in this state. Mr. Gartield will go to
Neodeaha tomorrow and return here on
Wednesday. He will go to Kansas City
Wednesduy night and expects to leave In
a few days for California. On the return
from the coast he will investigate condi
tion in Texas and complete his work In
Kansas. He will then go east and Inves
tigate eastern methods. He stated to
night the work here was (rowing larger
than he had expected. It had been his in
tention to spend Wednesday In the Indian
Territory, but he finds It impossible to
complete his work here and do so. His
assistants will remain here and work on
the details, ilia work was only prelim-luai.
JEROME RETURNS LETTERS
Mrs. J. Morgan Smith Geta Papers
Taken from Her Trunk by
NEW YORK, April 17k-Thero were two
developments in the Nun Patterson case
today, another postponement of the trial
of the actress until tomorrow and the
surrender by the district attorney's office
of the letters and other effects whose
recent seizure from the trunk of Mrs. J.
Morgan Smith, Nan Patterson's sister,
caused widespread Interest. The bundle of
letters, after considerable legal sparring,
was finally returned to Mrs. Smith's coun
sel, Mr. Llmburger, this afternoon and
was opened by him before newspaper men.
It contained, besides the letters, Insurance
papers and some personal effects of Mrs.
Mr. Llmburger declared he believed that
he had got everything seized by Mr. Rand,
and added that this is Just the beginning
of the suit, which will be argued Wednes
day to prove the permanent possession of
the effects. Mr. Jerome said that he did
not see any need for the Wednesday pro
ceedings as the effects had already been
given up, so far ns he knew.
With the last known objection to the
beginning of the trial removed, it was
expected that Nan Patterson would ap
pear In court for the third time today to
answer to the charge of killing Caesar
Young, a wealthy bookmaker und turf
man. Tho first trial wan interrupted by
nnd for the reduction of expenses; also the
constitutional question as to the right of
the government to allow differentials be
tween different ports in case rates are
fixed. At present, differentials In favor of
some ports are allowed by agreements
among the roads. The question raised Is
whether the government con allow such
diffeientlals if it fixes the rates.
Chairman Elkins was asked If he knew
what the opinion of the attorney general
would be. and gave it as his opinion that
the attorney general would hold that con
gress had the power to delegate to a
commission authority to tlx rates.
' Victor Morawets, a corporation attorney
and author of New York, will be the first
Pension Kxamlnera Resign.
Several of the ten pension examiners
against whom Commissioner Warner has
preferred charges handed in their resigna
tions today. Commissioner Warner will
report to the secretary of the Interior on
the case shortly. In the meantime It Is
understood that all ten of the examiners
will resign. If they are exonerated In the
report, reinstatement will be sought. The
resignations tendered have not yet been ac
cepted. The charges resulted from dlsclos
uresures that applications for civil war
pensions had been Illegally passed on by
this examining board, the claimants being
members of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
regiments .which never had seen actual ser
vice. Securities Case Mandate.
In accordance with the previous an
nouncement by Chief Justice Fuller,
the mandate of the supreme court
of the Uulted States in the Northern
Securities case was Issued today. It waa
directed to W. P. Clough. chief counsel for
the Securities company and the essential
part of it Is as follows:
Whereas, in the present term the case
came on to bo heard before the supreme
court and was argued by counsel. It. Is
now and Here ordered, adjudged and de
creed bv this court that the decese of tho
damage done to fruit by the frost was
severe. In some localities the cherry nnd
plum trees have been stripped of blos
soms. Apples and peaches have also
suffered severely. The loss to fruit
growers will be heavy. .
INDIANAPOLIS, Intl., April 17.-Reports
received from all parts of Indiana Indi
cate that while some damage has been
done to early fruits by the frosts of the
past twenty-four hours the loss to farm
ers and gardeners will be light except near
ATLANTA, Ga., April 17. The reports of
cold weather from various parts of Georgia
indicate heavy damage to the vegetable
and fruit crops. The local weather bu
reau reports a temperature of 31 degrees
here today, the lowest on record for so
late a date. Killing frosts are reported
from Macon and Augusta and from as f ir
south as Mobile. The present indications
are the damage will prove serious to the
peach crop In Georgia.
SIDNEY MAKES A SHOWING
Large Amount of Land in District
Still Snbjeet to Homestead
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 17.-(Speclal Tele
gramsCommissioner Richardson of the
general land office was today acquainted
with data relative to the Sidney land
office. Official reports recommend that the
land office at Sidney be consolidated with
the office at North Platte. From reports
of the subordinates theie still remains 1SB,
686 acres of vacant public land in Sidney
land dlBtrlct. Receipts from this office for
the nine months ended March 81 amounted
to 17,944, and expenses of this collection
was S3.9S1. compensation of officers, for this
period being 11,600.
It Is also recommended that the following
offices In South Dakota be consolidated
with the Huron office. Aberdeen, Mitchell
Judge Green Grants Change of Venue to
Accused Omaha Man.
IS IN INTEREST OF A SPEEDY TRIAL
Court Will Convene la Montgomery
County May It, When Case Will
lie Heady for Kest
Warmer Tnesriny, with Shorrera In
West and Fair in Fast Portion.
Tempera t nre at i
HENEY REPLIES TO MITCHELL
District Attorney Denies Charges of
Prejudice and Irrramlarlty In
Land Fraud Indictment.
PORTLAND, Ore.. April 17. In answer to
United States Senator John H. Mitchell's
charges thut the federal grand Jury which
brought Indictments sgalnst him in con
nection with land frauds In this state wos
an illegal body nnd that United States DIs-
nearer. A speedier trial ought to be had at j trlct Attorney Heney was prejudiced. Mr.
LOGAN, la., April 17. (Special Telegram)
Judge Green this morning granted u
change of venue to Tom Dennison to Red
Oak, In Montgomery county, where court
convenes May 2, with Judge N. W. Macy
of Harlan on the bench.
Counsel for both parties agreed not to
consider Council Bluffs, but to ask for a
change to either Mills or Montgomery
counties. The Judge stated the hotel and
train service was much better at Red Oak
than at Glcnwood, though the latter was
Red Oak as no court Is to be held at Glen
wood till September and the docket light
at Red Oak while heavy at Glenwond, thus
the case, which will last three weeks, would
not be so troublesome to the local court.
Thomas produced a letter from Connell
stating that Frank Shercllffe would soon
leave the state for parts unknown and
consequently urged a speedy trial. Fallon
agreed to try the robbery case first.
Heney today introduced affidavits relutlng
the fact of his appointment as district at
torney and declaring that he bears no
malice toward nny of tho defendants from
any causes whatever. The affidavits also
certify that George Ousln. the Juror who..o
citizenship Is questioned by the defense. Is
a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Attorney Dennett, for the defense, raided
objections to the Introduction of the af
fidavits upon the ground that the govern
ment had not adopted the preper course
Mr. Heney argued that a statute of the
Correspondence Between Attorneys.
The attorneys In the Dennison case re
turned to Omaha Immediately after the
order had been made transferring the trial United States provided that affidavits could
to Red Oak. Inquiry of Attorney Connell f be Introduced to show the citizenship of a
as to the letter produced in court by El- ' naturalized foreigner. He stated that the
mer Thomas brought out the fact that the ' statute provided that pleas In abatement
letter was only one of an interchange of I shall be tried by a Judge without a Jury
correspondence. i and that the federal laws provide for the
"Yes, 1 have a copy of my letter, or I Introduction of evidence In the form of
rather letters, because the one read by I affidavits.
Mr. Thomas was the first. It was written ! Congressman Blngor Herrman today sub
April 10. The substance of It Is embraced ! mltted demurrers to each of the charges
In this extract: I pending against him In connection with
"It has frequently been asserted and pub- j land frauds In this state,
lished that Inm Dennison was desirous of .Former District Attornev T tt Wnl
having Sherrllff leave tho country and was I ' 1"fl,not Attorney J. H. Hale,
making efforts to induce him to do so. 1 I frmer District Attorney Edwin Mays,
know this to be absolutely untrue. On the j Karl Benson. W. N. Jones and Thndrteus
ejontiary. 1 know that Tom Dennis in and . Potter mended not nlltv nr micr ni..,.
I, as his attorney, both desire SherclifTe
to appear and give his testimony. I hae
good reason to believe, and so advise you
of the fact, that Shercllffe 1 liable to leave
the country at any time for parts unknowa
and there Is great probability that ho will
not appear as a witness when wanted. I
therefore give you this Information that
you may take such steps as la in tho power
of the federation' and in your power, as he
is likely to do.
"In response to this I received a lengthy
communication from Mr. Thomas. It starts
out by saying:
"If you and your client are so well In
formed as ft Shercllffe's Intentions and so
solicltlous for his presence at these trials
(tne criminal trials and the libel cases) it
PANAMA ROAD REORGANIZED
Theodore P. Shonts Fleeted President
and Money Appropriated for
NEW YORK. April 17. Secretary Taft
and members of the Panama Canal com
mission were in session today at the of
fices of the Panama Railroad company.
Meetings of the stockholders snd directors
might be well for you to take the neces- j of the railroad company, control of which
United Stati-s court of appeals In this cause j and watertown, the offices which It Is
be und the same is hereby affirmed with '
costs: "and that the said appellant. Northei n j sought to consolidate with Huron, have
i company recover against me sum , lauen Deiow mo statutory provisions either
mi hve,0e,yc8ut'iSn,8.hirerfo,rn: aSi i nr th P
ft Is further ordered that this cause be
and the same is nereoy remanoeu 10 mo
circuit court of the United States for the
district of New Jersey .
Renvera May Be Removed.
The supreme court of the United States
today decided the case involving the re
moval of George W. Beavers from Brook
lyn to Washington against Beavers, holding
him subject to removal.
The effect of the decision affirming the
lower court will be to bring Beavers to
Washington for trial unless he finds other
means of proceeding. The case grows out
of one of several indictments against
Beavers in connection with the postofflce
department, and was Indicted both In
Brooklyn, where he lives, and In this city,
on charges of conspiracy to defraud the
government, and the present proceeding
grows out of an effor to prevent his re
moval from Brooklyn to Washington for
Beer Tax la Constitutional.
The supreme court today affirmed
the decision of the circuit court for the
i . . A- Da,f..il Cm IVa puna f
eastern aitnrici ui
the illness of a Juror when it was about ' paDst against Crenshaw, attacking the
half finished and in the second trial the i Va.UcHt y of the beer Inspection law of the
Jury was unable to agree. A few days ! state of Missouri. The effect of this de
cision is to sustain the law as not antag
onistic to the commerce clause of the con
stitution. The opinion was delivered by
Justice White. The chief Justice and Jus
tices Brewer, Brown and Day united in a
In an opinion by Justice Peekham tho
sum-cme court held to he unconatltu-
before the date set for the third trial J,
Morgan Smith and his wife. Miss Patter
son's sister, who had been sought by the
prosecution for months as witnesses
against the young woman, wer.j located in
Cincinnati. The grand Jury indicted them
on a charge of conspiracy in connection
with the Tatterson case and they were ar
rested and held for extradition. Their re- tlonttl the New York state law making ten
fusal to come to New York voluntarily re
suited In a postponement In the opening of
the trial until to lay. In the meantime the
Smiths gave up the fight against the ex
tradition and they are now In the Tombs.
Since their return from Cincinnati, how
ever. It has been said that they may not be
called as witnesses after all.
It is expected that the present trial will
develop some features that were altogether
lacking when the case was In tho courts
before. Rumors of new witnesses and of
promised sensations by both prosecution
and the defense were plentiful today.
PANIC AMONG NEWSBOYS
Rush for Free Theater Tickets Causes
Death of Four l.ada at
INDIANAPOLIS. April 17 Frenzied by
a falso alarm of - fire, several hundred
eager newsboys struggling to obtain their
share of free tieke'a to a local theater,
which were being distributed by a travel
ing representative of a patent medicine
company, stampeded In a narrow stair
way In the Masonic temple tonight, crush
ing the life out of four boys and Injuring
about fifty others.
MORRISSF.Y. ED, aged 12.
Ht'HElGKKT. l.oUIS, aaed 16.
FALAND. FLOYD, aged 8.
WILLIAMSON. HOMER aged 11.
With the aid of at least fifty police, doc
tori, lodge members and other rescuers,
It required fully three-quarters of an hour
to remove the lads to the conveys noes
which carried them to their homes or
hospitals. Relatives who did not reach
the hall before the boys were taken away
swarmed to the different hospitals and
dispensaries and men had to be stationed
at these Institutions to keep the crowd
from breaking Into the rooms where the
lads were being cared for.
The accident evidently had little effect
on about 0 of the boys who, after the
excitement was over, went to the theate.
hours a day's work and sixty hours a
week's work in bakeries in that state. Jus
tices Harlan, White, Day and Holmes dis
sented and Justice Harlan declared that no
more Important decision had been rendered
in the last century.
Benson Loses Case.
The supreme court today, through
an opinion by Justice Brown, affirmed
the decision of the New York federal
court refusing to grant a petition for a
writ of habeas corpus In tho case of
John A. Benson, who Is resisting removal
to the District of Columblt for trial on
the charge of conspiracy to defraud the
government In connection with land frauds
on the Pacific coast.
United States Attorney Beach announced
today that the trial of Machen, Lorenx
and Crawford on a charge of conspiracy
lit connection with postoffice frauds will
begin here May 2.
The following presidential postmasters
were appointed today:
Illinois Glenellyn. Robert G. Boyd;
Kankakee, Edward A. Jeffers.
Kansas Fredonla: Thomas C. Babb;
Lindsborg. Eben Carlson; Quenemo, Willis
Missouri Granby, Julian Courteol.
PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD
Mti Who Promised to Collect Money
from English Estate Flnda
CINCINNATI. April 17. George W.
Thatcher of Dayton, O.. pleaded guilty to
day In 'he United States district court In
this city on three counts In Indictments
charging use of the malls to defraud by
means of what he called the "Mercer" es
tate in England, which he declared to be
valued at over I60.0U).
Letters to Mrs. Martha Winn of Peoria,
111. Mrs. Sarah Evlrk of Delphos, O., and
Mra Charles Rend of Portland, Ind., were
In evidence, in wlilch he sought money
from them to help In collecting their shares
in the Engllwo estate.
domain or excessive expense of maintain
ing them. In Aberdeen there were on
April 1, only 29,480 acres remaining of the
public lands, and In Mitchell and Water
town, there are no public lauds whatever
which have not been filed upon.
South Dakota rural routes ordered estab
lished May 15: Armour, Douglas county,
routes 3, 4 and 6; population, 1520; houses,
304. Menno, Hutchinson county, route 1;
population, 505; houses, 101.
Henry Campbell has been appointed post
master at Lutein, Woodbury county, Iowa,
vice R. H. Terry resigned.
Complete county rural free delivery ser
vice has been established May 15 In Greene
county, Iowa, making the total number of
routes In the county twenty-three.
SHAW'S GRAVE DIGGER DRIVKR
Civil Service Commission Issues State
ment About the Appointment.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 17.-The re
cent employment by the government of an
alleged grave digger as coachman to Sec
retary of the Treasury Shaw, under cer
tification from the civil service commis
sion resulted In the Issuance of a state
ment today by Commissioner Coole.y. The
statement defends the three names cer
tified from which Secretary Shaw could
choose. It shows that the alleged grave
digger was for many years coachman to
the superintendent of the government hos
pital for the Insane and Mr. Cooley slates
there could be no criticism of his ability
to perform the duties of coachman.
Mr. Cooley then proceeds to show that
the fourth name on the eligible list, Rob
ert B. Shepnrd, was the one Secretary
Shaw apparently wanted to reach. Ac
cording to Mr. Shepard's sworn state
ment he had not driven a horse for sev
Mr. Cooley concludes as follows:
Our action In this case was dictated
solely by a desire to guard the secretary
or ine treasury ironi possinio jiny,ical in
Jury at the hands uf the apparently Inex-
periencea ariver wno was rieing lorceu
upon him by political influence,
MRS. CARTER ON THE STAND
Aetreas Confirms Statements Made by
Belaseo In Ills Salt Against
Klaw A Frlanarer.
NEW YORK. April 17. Corroboration of
David Belaseo's testimony regarding hln
meeting in Philadelphia with Nixon &
Zimmerman was furnished In the supreme
court today by Mrs. Lchile Carter In tho
trial of the case of Mr Belaseo against
Klaw & Erlunger. Both Belaseo and
Mrs. Carter allege that Klaw A Erlanger
were Mr. Belaseo's partners In the pro
duction of "The Auctioneer," with David
Warfleld In the title part.
Mrs. Carter testified that Mr. Belaseo
told Mr Nixon that he had turned over
50 per cent of Warfitld'a profits to Mr.
Erlanger. and that Nixon said he would
sometime bring Erlanger to terms for al
leged double dealing. Mrs. Carter said
that she had been turned out of theater
after theater, controlled by Klaw & Er-lar-ger.
Marc Klaw testified that his firm made
20,of)0 In "The Auctioneer" and also shared
In tho profits of the theater In which it
was played, but that they had no partner,
except through Joseph Brooks, who paid
Mr. Belaseo, recalled today, said that
In 1900 he could not get a theatrical route
without the assistance of Klaw A Er
langer and then only by giving up SO
per cent of the profit.-!. Bookkeeper Aaron
of the Klaw & Erlanger company said all
the expenses of "The Auctioneer" were
charged to his firm.
SAIGON, April 17. The Japanese re
cently captured a large number of colliers
oil the const of Coelan-jthina.
Six men, supposed to e Japanese, landed
some days ago at Cape St. James, near
here, from an Annnmere junk and alter a
brief stay re-enibnrked.
A number of Hus.dan warships are an
chored In Kamranh bay, where they are
1 evici jaunt.
The steamer Erldan, which was purchased
by a local French firm, sailed yesterday
evening with a full curgo of provisions for
The health of the Russians Is remarkably
good. Only eight deaths from diseuse have
occurred since their departure from Europe
out of an effective force of lfc.OOO men.
A Russian olllcrr suffering from berl
herl is in the hospital here. The other sick
men who were brought hero by the Rus
sian hospital snip Orel Include Princa
Cantacuzene, but tho reports that the Orel
has wounded muu on board are unfounded,
as there had been no fighting up to the
time of Its arrival.
Keeplna; Time on Itnaslan Fleet.
TOKIO, April 17. It is calculated here
that tho Russian squadron arrived at Kam
ranh bay at noun, April 12, und therefore
has been occupying the port forty-eight
hours when seen at noon, April It.
The information received itgardlng ves
sels of the Russian squadron being wen nt
Kamranh bay, April 14, re-tichsd Tokio to
day and was given to the public through A
brief communication from the Navy de
partment. The news was a surprise be
cause it wus generally doubted that France
would permit the use of its ports to .t
belligerent squadron engaged in offensive
operations. The Japanese government 14
slllent on the (.object of its Intentions, but
It is expected that It will make lmmedldto
representations to France. The response
of France is eagerly awaited particularly
as to whether France admits the squadron
Is within territorial waters. France denied
that the Russian squudron was within ter
ritorial waters when off Madagascar. If it
denies It In this Instance It will give Japan
an opportunity to attack the Russian ves
sels wilfMrfjl violating France's' neutrality.
Many people continue to believe the Rus
sian squadron will speedily leave Kamranh
bay and continue Its voyage northward.
Report from Manchuria.
2:30 p. m. The following official report
was Issued today from the headquarters of
the Japanese armies in Manchuria:
On tho night of April 15 five squadrons
ot the enemy's cavalry entered Banyen
ching, on the Fakomun-Ke-ngliua road. Our
loreo made a night attack and repuisea me
enemy north waid. The enemy waa panic
stricken and left eluht men dead on the
bald. Our losses were two men killed.
'Frequent collisions between cavalry are
occurring in various places. Otherwise,
then- has been no material chango in the
Hojeattensky Off Hons Konn.
PARIS, April 17. A dtrpatch from. St.
Petersburg to the Echo de Paris rtates
that Vice Admiral Rujestvensky, with a
portion of his squadron, has been sighted
off Hong Kong, sailing northeast. This
Is not confirmed from othor sources.
Question of Neutrality Raised.
LONDON, April IS. in the absence of
further Information regarding the posi
tion of the Russian and Japanese lleets.
the morning pipers are keenly discussing
the neutrality question, for the most part
In a strong pro-Japanese tone.
Tho Morning Post takes the milder view
that Kiunranh bay is a mere fishing port
and unable to provide coal or other sup
plies to the Russian (.quadron, which prob
ably took shelter there to replenish from
has frequently averted on the streets of j r.ppllcatlon was grantej by Justice Mad- I mittod the French authorities could hardly
les Aloines ana lugan, ami it is now a fox of the sunreniA mnrt in rir.,ni,i, i ,
matter of common knowledge. You oughL I X r ,ne suPrenie. r0"'t ' Brooklyn and : bo h.id responsible unless It can be proven
now is vested in the government, were
The following new board of directors of
the Panama Railroad company was elected:
Theodore P. Shonts, J. F. Wallace, Charles
E. Magoon, Mordecal T. Endlcott, Peter
C. Halns, B. M. Ilarrod, Oswald R. Ernest,
William Nelson Cromwell, William Barclay
rarRons, Clarence R. Edwards. J. R. Obal
dla, R. L. Famajn and Edward A. Drake.
The following officers were elected by
the new board: President, Theodore P.
Shonts; vice president and general man
ager, John F. Wallace; secretary and treas
urer. E. A. Drake; assistant treasurer,
Sylvester Doming; assistant secretary.
Thomas H. Roabottom; general counsel,
Sullivan & Cromwell; traffic manager, R.
L. Walker; auditor, John Adams; super
intendent on the Isthmus, H. O. Prescntt;
executive committee. President Shonts,
Vice President Wallace, Charles E. Ma
goon, William Nelson Cromwell and C.
The board ordered the double tracking
and re-equipping of the railroad and madfl
an appropriation of $1,250,000 for that purpose.
Number of Vessels Are Cnp'nrpd by
Islanders Off Coast of Cochin- ihina.
KEEPING TAB OF RUSSIAN MOVEMENTS
Fleet Has Been In Harbor of Kamranh Bay
Over Fort'-Eigbt Eoiirs.
ALLEGED BREACH OF NEUTRALITY
Japan Will Make Representations to Franc
About Matter at Once.
HOSPITAL SHIP OREL LANDS SICK MEN
Russian Ships Are Now Anchored isj
Kamranh Bay, Where They
Are Taklna; on Board
sary steps to Insure his presne-e. Your
anxiety, however, for his presence as a
witness Is in strange contradiction of the
course of yourself and client thus for.
Offer from Thomas.
"Then he goes on to recite in detail tho
various step in the Dennison case, includ
ing tho extradition proceedings, appeals,
and winds up;
"If there is tiny sincerity in the anxiety
which you express for snwrclifre's testi
mony you will have an opportunity to
prove u. You know that in a criminal
prosecution the state cannot use a tlep.isl
tlun except upon the consent eif the defend
ant, wnereas the defendant can always use
the deposition. If you are anxious that
Sherclitle attend this trial let your client
sign a written stipulation agreeing that
Blu-rcliffe's deposition may be taken at
once and filed In the criminal case and
waive the piesence of the witness at the
trial and agreeing that such deposition
may be read in evidence nnd treated In all
respects us if given by the witness in open
1 do not bellove there is any plnrerlty In
your statement that you desire Sh. rcliffe s
testimony. Your eurse in the past for
bids any such belief and your failure to
take advantage of this offer will confirm
your want of good faith and truthfulness
in your letter of April 10. If It should so
happen that through any threats or other
unlawful Influence Shcrcliffe's presence at
the trial of Dennison should be prevented
the miscarriage of Justice cannot be laid
at my door or that of any person whom I
Ilennlson's Klarhta Protected.
"I Immediately answered that letter witn
"April 15, 19j5. Mr. Elmer E. Thomas,
Omaha, Neb.: Dear Sir In response to
lunathu unmmiinlnaiinn ri1 vrulurilnu t
woula say that my letter of April 10 was NEW YORK, April 17. Leave to Inter
pol for the purpose of opening up an ex- I vene in the action of Frank'in B. Lord
lenaeo cor i esponueiice wicii you. out against the Equitable Life Assurance so-
merely to advise you of the fact that your I .,, ,. . . """ Jn- so-
scar witness, SherclifTe' is likely to soon I clotv t0 prevent the mutunllzatlon of the o
leave for parts unknown and to enable you J clety wns granted today to H. Van Rans
to take the act.on within your power to ; salaer Kennedy of New York Citv, holder
prevent him trom doing so. 1 know that i , . . .... . . , "nu" r
unless the money which has b.en promised ' of "lx,'ri shares of Equitable stock. Mr.
mm is prunipiij ramru u inc e-iviu r raera- ieiiiiry in cn tieuon biso repre5Vnted as
KENNEDY MAY INTERVENE
Suit AK-alnat Fqullable Life
anee Company Extends to
tlun arid is paid over to h.m, or to tome- administrator the eta'e of It,ol, l. ! M'tllCT ,7
one satisfactory to him. he will not be on ' nlmlnis,rat"r " of Richel Len- . lts own cf,iu.rs, and that, though a
hand when the trial is reached. This he i nox Kennedy, owner of f -.ur shares. The 1 nk.ai breach of neutrality had been
to know thai you cannot 'siring him i " ' u""i'l""- '"rB' numnr or general
along' with promises much longer. So far ! agents of tho Equitable society have ar
as Tom Dennison Is concerneo he is not ! rived In this citv from vnrlnm, ,,rt r.t h
only desirous, but anxious that She-cliffe I , " , " ,y m varim' l,Brts ' n
should appe-ur against him. He certainly I country. They will remain here about a
will do nothing to Induce Kherclitfe to week and will hold meeting." beginning to
leave, s you need lose no Bleep on thnt 1 morrow.
"Now. with regard to taking Shercl ffe'b
deposition, you know you have the perfect
right to do this in the civil cases which are
pending. I will consent to taking his dep
osition in these cases at any time. As to
the criminal cases, Tom Dennison has the
right to require Shercllffe to face a Jury In
the giving of his testimony, and for good
aid sufficient reasons I insist that this
phall be dene. ,
"Now. about the past delays about which
, you have so much to siy, I assume the en
tire responsioiuiy or an past action caus
ing delay. Tom Dennison wanted to go
over to Iowa at once, but I insisted he
should not eio so. I wanted to llrrt un
cover the true Inwardness of the prosecu
tion against him. As I stated to a party
the other day: 'When the streets weri?
covered with snow and lee. If 1 know that
underneath that snow and Ice there wpj a
NEW HEAD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Joseph Medill Patterson Voniigont
Man to Hold the Office In ,
CHICAGO, April 17,-Mayor Dunne to
day appointed Joseph Medill Putterson to
be commissioner of public works. Mr.
Patterson succeeds Frederick W. Blocki.
who, at the recent election, was successful
as a candidate for the position of city
treasurer. Mr. Patterson, who is 26 vears
old, is one of the youngest men to hold
lot of corruption and rottenness which I ,ne commlsslonershlp of public works In
wished to expose, I would want a little i this city. "I knew nothing of the up
time for the sun to come out and melt polntment," said Mr. Putterson. "until
away the Ice and snow that the c irrup- . ' ""
Hon and rottenness might appear. We I "uay. was noi expecting the poi
have had the time, tne sun nas come rut
and the rottenness has been mane to ap
pear, as we will demonstrate a little later
on. Very truly yours,
"W. J. CONNELL.
"Mr. Thomas did not bring In these let
ters before the court over at Logan, but
they are necessary to an explanation of
PRICE OF GAS IN NEW YORK
Company Charged SI 7. BO for Street
Lamps Whea Gas Was Tj.2A Per
1,000 to Private Consumera.
NEW York, April 17. Before the legisla
tive committee which is investigating the
gas and electric lighting conditions In this
city, Robert Grler Monroe, formerly com
missioner of water supply, gas and elec
tricity, today told the story of a com
bination thtt prevented competitive busi
ness during Mayor Low's admlnistraticn.
He testified that at that time. In 192, there
was absolutely no competition; that there
was virtually but one bid for eueh kind of
light and that the city was "made to pay
dividends snd Interest on an inflated cap
ital." The price of open flame burners
for street lamps was $17.50 per year, the
same price us obtained twenty years be
fore, when gas was 12 a per l,0u) to the
in. ii mm i wu as greany surprised as
anyone. The matter has come too sud
denly for me to make any statement of
Commissioner Putterson is a grandson of
the late Joseph Medill nnd Is a son of
Robert W. Patterson, editor of the Chi
Snow In Kansas
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., April 17.-Llght
snow fell In southern Kansas todrtv, chang
ing to rain later. Crops will be benefited.
Movements of Oeean Vessels April IT.
At New York Arrived: Omar it e...
Copenhagen; Minnehaha, fioin London'
Moltke, from Genoa.
At Boulogne hailed: Patricia, for New
At Liverpool Arrived: Bovtc, from New
At Dover Arrived: Zeeland, from New
At Glaagnw Sulled: Buenos Ay roan, for
Montreal: Sarmr.tleau, for Montreal. Ar
rived: Caledonia, from New York.
At Genoa Arrived : Canopic, trom Hob
too. At firemen Arrived: Gneisenau, from
At Gibraltar Arrived : Koni Albert,
frejm New Y rk.
At Movllle Ba'led: Furne.-slu, far New
At Cherbourg Sailed: Rarbaruxsa, for
At 'iVneiiffe Arrived : Prinz'ssln Victo
ria Lulse. from New York.
At Inborn Arrived: Calabria, from
that they had previous knowledge of the
The Dally Mail's correspondent at Sing
apore given a fur' her report from the
North German Lloyd sleamtr Prince Hein
rlck, that on Friday, April 14, the Rus
sian cruisers Dmitri Donskol and Rlon .
were scouting outside the bay while a
tug was hrlnslim coUiers alongside of
warships which were coaling, nnel that
many boats wi re transferring provisions
to Russian vessels.
The correspondent at Hong Kong of the
Daily Mail reports that the steamer North
Atiglla late Friday night blghtcd a utrong
fleet of cruisers off Bombay reef steering
couth and using seuirh lights.
The North A:.gllu tat unnble to dis
tinguish the nationality of the cruisers.
St. Petrrshura Makes Surmise.
ST. PETEllSBURCI. April 17. (11:56
a. in.) The news thut vessclu of the Rus
sian squadron have put Into Kamranh
buy north of Cupe Padaran, off the east
co. ist of Cochin-Chliiu, bears out state
ments contained in tho'e dispatches a wwk
ago to tho effect that Acinilral Rujest
vensky probably would week shelter off
that p'lii ejf the Coehln- 'hlna coast and
thero coal unci mike: his final preparation
before embarking on the final utuge of his
Journey. No definite information Is ob
tainable as to the length of the squadron's
f-tay at Kamranh bay or whether the war
ships have already sailed, the Admiralty
tven if it knows being naturally atient on
"You muy be sure," said an officer, "thut
every precaution will be taken against
a torpedo attack, Rujestvensky run bo
relied upon to protect his ships."
Among naval men the Idea that Admiral
Rojestve neky hus tllviJed Is squadron Is
No confirmation has been received here
of the reported naval engagement north
of the Natuna Islands, which according to
the Biltlfh steamer 'i'elemaehus, which
has JuM urrlvi d at Hone Kong look plac
I'iO mlks north of the. Natunn Islands In
the afternoon of April 12.
Knsslana Stop Germnn Ship.
HONG KONG, April 17-Tlie Oermin
steamer Brunh:ii!e arrived h-re -h!iv fre m
Singapore and repo.'.fd that It :is slcpptvl
for tv. o h.'iir.c by ti.rce Itus-in criil-ert
r.Ti April 13 thirty mlle.i norm f Cspe I'ud
arun. The Hr-nhiMe ci.U'iteJ alt gether
thirty-threw teasels) steaming iicrlo Itoitu-
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