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Iadioted by 6raad Jmry.
SIXTY THOUSAHD DOLLARS SHORT
Examination Eaowi that Paao.la.ioii iotar
MAY RUN INTO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANOS
Order for tha Arrtit Canaei Oraat lenaa-
tion in Illinoia.
PROMINENT IN EDUCATIONAL WORLD
Mr. Doogherty,ls Former President of
atlonal Educational Association
and a Clone Personal Friend
of Xleholaa M. Batter.
PEORIA. III.. Oct. 6-Prof.' Newton C.
Dougherty superintendent of city sehoole
of Peoria for more than twenty year, pres
ident of the Peoria National bank and a
capitalist, was today arrested on two true
bills returned by the grand Jury, charged
with foraery and embeislement. The arrest
followed an Investigation by the grand
Jury of charges brought against Prof.
Dougherty that the accounts of the school
funds which were deposited In the bunk of
which he was president were being manipu
lated. The Investigation resulted In the
discovery that there was a shortage of
at least $60,000 The Investigation covered
only the period from January. 1901. Tha
grand Jury. It Is stated, will Investigate
the entire record of Prof. Dougherty as
superintendent of schools, and It '" be
lieved a much greater shortage will follow.
Klrat Arrest for Fernery.
Prof. Dougherty waa first arrested on a
charge of forgery, the specific charge be
ing that he had forged a voucher for $164.50
for coal. He promptly furnished $3,000 ball.
The Indictment and arrest on the charge
of embezzlement followed this afternoon,
and on this charge Prof. Dougherty fur
nished $9,700 ball
Following his arrest on the charge of
forgery, Prof. Dougherty sent In his resig
nation as president and director of the Peo
ple's National bank. He also sent In his
resignation as superintendent of schools.
Prof. Dougherty's arrest created a sen
sation. He has been reputed a wealthy
man, owning much real estate and consid
erable western land, and Is connected with
a number of financial Institutions besides
the Peoria National bank.
Tweaty-Flve Years In Office.
Mr. Dougherty has been city superin
tendent of schools for twenty-flve years.
He Is Immensely wealthy and Is president:
of the , Peoria National bank. Is a heavy
stockholder In the Dime Savings and Trust
company, the Tltlo and Trust company, the
Fcorla Livery company and other concerns.
He Is a trustee or the fund of $175,000 held
ly the National Educational association and
Is a past president ef the association. He
Is a close friend of Nicholas Murray Butler,
president of Columbia university of New
fork, and 'has been for years regarded as
one of the foremost educational men In
the country. The news of his arrest
created the greatest excitement. Although
rumors of the gravest character have been
heard for some time, friends of the
financier were loyal to him.
Dougherty Promises Restitution,
Shortly beforo his arrest and before It
was known that lie would be apprehended,
Prof, Dougherty stated that If the Investi
gation showed a shortage that he would
make It good. He aald that he would stay
right In Feoila; that It was here that he
had been honored, and here he would
stand trial. He was seen Immediately
after bis arreht, but declined to make any
further statement for publication.
At 12.36 o'clock he sent In his resignation
as president and director of 'the Peoria
National bank. The letter was directed to
S. O. Spring, cashier of the bank, and
stated that owing to rumors on the street
that he desired to tender his resignation.
Trie crime for which he was arrested waa
forging a voucher for $164.60 for coal al
lotted to have been delivered for school
purposes, but which was not delivered.
The date of the voucher waa March 7, 1903.
Immediately following their partial re
port the grand Jury Immediately reconvened
and continued their Investigation of the
State's Attorney Bcholes was out of the
pity, but A. M. Otman, first assistant In
the office, and who arranged the details
of giving bail, declined to make any
statement, ssve that the Indictment was
for forgery and that the case would be
treated Just like any other similar In
CLERK SAVES THE JEWELRY
Daring Daylight Attempt at Robbery
la ew York Thwarted by
NEW YORK, Oct. i.-ln broad daylight
and with hundreds of people on the street
Louis Brown, a negro, made an attempt
to rob a Maiden Lane jewelry store of
$2,000 worth of gems today. His attempt
was frustrated by Oscar Windorf. a clerk,
who grappled with the would-be thief and
Who was btuhhed by the negro. Brown la
g carrier for Jewelry salesmen. Today he
entered the store of Cross & Begulln and
as .ed to see some Jewolry. The c lerk no
ticed the negro put a tray of Jewelry under
Ms Ctut and Immediately seised him.
Brown drew a knife and slashed the clerk
until he finally got free. A chase of eev
eral blocks followed, Brown swinging right
and left with his weapon as he rushed
through the crowds. He was finally cap-
lured by a police officer, whom he at
tempted unsuccessfully to stab. Windorf
was not seriously Injured.
WILL MEET IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
Kest Besslon of ftoelrty of Army of
Tennessee Will Re Held la
CINCINNATI. Oct. B.-The Bocntty of the
Army of the Tennessee met In annual ses
sion In this city today, the president. Gen
eral Oienvllle M. rtodge of New York, pre
siding. The first session was entirely de
Noted to business and occupied the morning.
At the afternoon session a resolution to
provide for the repairs and care of the Ho
Pherson monument on ths battlefield at At
lanta was passvd.
At the sot-Ul session at the Auditorium to
night addresses were made by General
Dodge, Brigadier General Fred 8. Grant,
Wuodtion S. Marshall and others.
It was unofficially announced tonight that
(he itf-xt annual aeakluu will be Lel4 at
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION
t'pper Part of City at ew Orleans
Pruetlcully Pre front tk
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. S.-Repo I yel
low fever situation to 6 p. m.:
New case 9
Totsl to date .i.'i22
Deaths K S
Total to date . d
New fool ..
Vnder treatment .. 1M
Only four of the cases re- we-e
above Canal street, thua kee ip' the
proportion that has been noted for the past
month. Of the 198 cases now under treat
ment less than twenty-flve are above Canal
street. That means that the upper part of
the city Is practically clear of fever.
The following reports from the country
Kenner. one new cases; t Terre Bonne
parish (two days), twelve new cases: Ame
lia and Rayou I.'Ourse (three days), seven
new cases, one death; La Place and vicinity
((even days), twenty-six cases and four
deaths; Rarntarta. three new cases.
JACKSON. Miss., Oct. 5.-The Mississippi
yellow fever situation for the past twenty
four hours Is as follows: . Tort Gibson.
thirteen new cases, one death: Hamburg,
two new cases, one suspicious case; Nat-
ehei. six new cases, no deaths; Vlcksburg,
four new cases In city; Gulfport. three new
cases; Sorla City, one new case: Roxle, four
new cases: Roselta, three new cases, two
PENSACOI.A. Fla.. Oct. 5 The official
fever summary today Is as follows:
New cases IS
Total to date
Deaths todnv S
Total to date x
Cases discharged to date 7S
Cases under treatment 9o
MISSOURI MAY TAKE ACTION
Superintendent of Insnranre Will
Probably Revoke License of Of
fending Life Companies.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Oct. R. W. D.
Vandlver. state superintendent of Insur
ance, who last night stated that unless
the money alleged to have been misused
by the New York Life Insurance company
was returned and a complete change In
management Immediately effected that he
would revoke the charter of the New York
Life company to do business In Missouri,
tonight gave out the following statement
to the Associated Press:
There are other companies that may have
to he dealt with besides the New York Life
and therefore I think It Is Important that
whatever action Is taken shall be carefully
considered, so that consistency may mark
the treatment all the way through. Of
course whatever action Is taken will affect
only the new business of the companies
and can have no bearing upon a contract
There are three ways In which the In
surance superintendent can act upon these
matters under the laws of Missouri:
1 Immediate revocation of the license.
I. Temporary suspension of the company
pending a further Investigation.
3. For the superintendent to demand a
change of management and' the refunding
of the Issued money, or both, giving the
company a reasonable time to comply with
the demand, and If the demand Is not com
piled with to put In operation the first or
second metnona or procedure.
PACKERS TO PLEAD MONDAY
Will Rater Plea of Not Guilty to
Charge of Conspiracy and Demur
to Other Coon Is.
CHICAOO, Oct. 5. The packers, whose re
cent attempt to abate the Indictments
found against them charging conspiracy to
monopolize the meat Industry of the coun
try ended In failure, will on Monday next
enter pleas of not guilty before Judge
Humphrey. To all other counts In the In
diet men t against them demurrers will be
filed tomorrow morning. The demurrers
are general and charge ambiguity, vague
ness and uncertainty against seven of the
counts and chnrge that In two of the rc
mainlng counts double charges are con
tained. The demurrers for the five Indicted
corporations will be filed separately and the
officials of the companies wljl demur as, a
unit. Men who have been Indicted as agents
will In each case file separate demurrers
All of the processes are similar, setting
tip the same facts. The attorneys for the
packers tonight announced that the men
Indicted are willing to stand trial on their
pleas of not guilty of conspiracy to monopo
Use the meat Industry and of not guilty of
acts In restraint of trade and commerce.
ICE FAMINE IN , CHICAGO
shortage In Supply Also Reported li
Many Cities In Iowa. Wisconsin
LA CROSHB. Wis., Oct. 5. Gustave
Each, secretary of Esch Brothers A Ha be
Chicago Ice dealers, was In Ia Croase to
day and endeavored to buy Ice. He tele
phoned seven cities and could not buy a
tingle cake. He aald Chicago had a supply
that will Inst no longer than six days.
Mr. Esch found the Ice famine In force at
Davenport, Dubuque, Clinton and Mc
Gregor. la. St. Paul and Duluth. Minn.
and La Crosse and Superior, Wis. He Is
making a canvass of the entire west. Ice
dealers here are selling no Ice to private
AMERICAN CONSUL RETURNS
Representative nt Nicaragua Will
Tell of Arrest of Two Amer
ica n Cltlseaa.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. I Chester Don
aldson. consul at Managua. Nicaragua, has
arrived here en route to Washington to ex
i plBln IronaI1r " tha Department of Stute
the case of the two Americans named Al
bers, now held In prison by the president
of that republic.
The consul haa with him all the documen
tary evidence In the matter. The evidence,
Donaldson says, will show that the two
Alb'rs were wrongfully Imprisoned by the
Nlcaraguan government and he Intends to
Justify the stand he took to gain their lib
erty. EXPLOSION IN POWDER MILL
Delaware Towna ahaken When Pow
der Gives Way at tha
WILMINGTON, Del.. Oct .-Wllmlngton
and surrounding towns were terrifically
shaken today by an explosion of powder
at tha Dupont powder works, Just outside
the city limits. Tha force of the explosion
was fell for a distance of twelve miles.
No on was Injured, as the workmen had
not yet reported for duty. The roof of
mill No. 13, where the explosion occurred,
was blown off and one of the walls de
molished. Houses In the vicinity of the
mill were damaged, by the eUatwruig of
NEPOTISM IN MUTUAL LIFE
MoCariy'i Son and Bon-in-Law Draw Two
and Half MiUiont in Cammuaitna.
R0ME WILL NiW TAKE A HAND
Extraordinary Session of Grand Jury
Will Investigate Charges
(jraft In Insurance
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. That the astound
ing total of more than $2.tWO,000 has been
paid as commissions by the Mutual Life
Insurance company to two members of the
family of Richard A. McCurdy. president
of the company, and the promise of Dis
trict Attorney Jerome thst the Insurance
scandals certainly will be submitted later
to an extraordinary grand Jury were the
sensational developments today. This was
brought out by testimony by the legisla
tive Insurance committee that Robert If.
McCurdy, son of Richard A. McCurdy. has
received as commissions on foreign business
I1.1S3.S3 and on domestic business $MI.SS2.
and that Louis A. Thebaud, son-in-law of
Richard A. McCurdy, has received $9,1U
In commissions. It was also brought out
that Robert H. McCurdy expected his In
come this year would be about $110,000.
Previous to this testimony W. F. Thum
mel. an attorney of the Mutual Life In
surance company, testified that he paid to
the chairman of the republican congres
sional campaign committee the sum of
$i5o0 In cash as a campaign contribution.
Jerome Will Investigate.
Mr. Jerome said In court that the scandal
will be submitted to an extraordinary Jury
and said the Inquiry by the legislative com
mittee had shown "greater moral obliquity
and moral obtuseness on the part of the
persons Important in the business world
than did the shocking revelations In regard
to the Equitable Life.''
An Incident of the day's developments
was the publication of a letter from Charles
E. Hughes, counsel for the legislative com
mittee, to Samuel Untenneyer, counsel for
James II. Hyde, the former controlling
stockholder of the Equitable Life Assurance
society, In which Mr. Hughes said the com
mittee would make no discrimination In
favor of Mr. Hyde In his examination.
The Chamber of Commerce at Its meeting
today adopted a resolution declaring that
additional legislation is necessary for the
proper regulation of life Insurance com
panies. W. F. Thummel, the attorney who was
associated with Judge Andrew Hamilton
In looking after legislation for the New
York Lire, the Mutual and the Equitable,
In the so-called legislative pool. Untitled
before the committee that he was now em
ployed as attorney for the Mutual Life In
surance company at a salary of $7,200 a
yesr. Mr. Thummel said that he personally
placed In the hands of the chairman of
the republican congressional committee the
sum of $2,S00. which had been given the
witness for that purpose by Vice President
Grannls of the Mutual Life Insurance com-'
pany. Witness said the contribution had
been suggested by the danger of a demo
cratic house, that would result In tariff
and other legislation of a character to
upset ''bnin'nesa and affect policy holders.
He said other companies had been asked
to contribute, but he did not know how
many did. Mr. Thummel denied paying
money to any legislator for the purpose of
Influencing legislation to any other person
for thst purpose. He described the legis
lative pool, and said the expenses were
met by the company looking after the
territory In which the expenses were In
curred, and later an adjustment of these
expenses were made between the three
companies. He had received money from
the New York Life In these adjustments
but kept no account of his disbursements.
Mr. Thummel said Mr. McCall waa In
error In his testimony yesterday, that he
had paid money to witness to further super
vision of Insurance. Witness had talked
to Mr. McCall o this subject and Mr.
McCall had promised to contribute to It,
hut no money was paid. He further de
scribed the division of territory In the
country under which the three companies
looked after 'legislation affecting Insurance
Interests, and said the Mutual had puld out
In 1904, about $15,000 for legislative work.
Robert MeCurdy'a Testimony.
It was at this point that Herbert II. Mc
Curdy was called. He had a number of
documents In his hand as he mounted the
platform, and when he had been sworn
he testified that he was the general man
ager of the Mutual IJfe Insurance Com
pany. Hli powers, he said, were dele
gated to him by the president and vice
presidents of the company. His duties were
prlnclpslly confined to the supervision of
the agency system of the company In this
country and abroad. Like Mr. Perkins of
the New York Life he appeared to be the
one factor that built up the foreign busi
ness of his company. 'His salary waa
Mr. McCurdy had a typewritten state
ment of his career, which he asked per
mission to read. This detailed his various
compensations, contracts and commissions.
There were a number of reductions In the
commissions, which he said were made at
his own request owing to the unforeseen
success of the foreign business. This for
eign business was inaugurated because of
the success attained by the New York IJfe
and the Equitable aoclety.
Mr. McCurdy started this foreign business
In 1W and assumed the office of general
manager In 1903 at a salary of $30,000.
The most startling part of Mr. McCurdy's
testimony was made Just before the recess
when he submitted a statement of his
profits or the revenue from his contracts
on the foreign business. From 188 to 1902.
while he was a member of the firm of C.
H. Raymond Co., the Metropolitan
agents of the Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany, his profits were $309,193. Vnder his
contract with the firm he paid one-half or
$104, WI to Mr. Raymond, and from 1S9J,
when he left the firm,' down to August 31,
1906, his commissions were $1,069,747. making
a total personal revenue from the foreign
business from 188ft to 1906 of $1,163.89.
V Half Million More.
During the period of his connection with,
the firm of C. H. Raymond at Co.. Mr.
McCurdy according to his own testimony
was receiving his own share on the profits
of the Mutual Life Insurance company
written by his firm aa the metropolitan
agents. This sum Mr. McCurdy was un
able to give estimate on, and later In the
day when Mr. Raymond was called It waa
brought out that these profits to Mr. Mc
Curdy amounted to $&41.s&2 net or after his
share of the expenses of ths firm s profits
had been deducted. This made a total of
$17.O0.6M that Mr. McCurdy received In
commissions. In 1S33 when Mr. McCurdy
retired from th firm of C. H Raymond
A Co.. he was succeeded by Louis A.
Thebaud a son-in-law of President Richard
A. McCurdy of th Mutual Llf Insurance
company. He waa practically undar th
same contract aa Robert McCurdy and
from MM down to 1904 he received In com-
M'CLELLAN IS RENOMINATED
Mayor of ew York Will Make An
other Raee a Candldnte of Tam
many Hnll Orgnnlntlon.
NEW YORK, Oct. l-Mavor George R.
McClellan tonight waa renominated for
mayor of New York City for the four years'
term, beginning January 1 next, by the
democratic city convention, or Tammany
hall organisation. Mr. McClellan Is now
rounding out his first term of two years,
the state legislature having recently
amended the city charter so as to provide
for a four years' tenure of ofTlce for offi
cials of Greater New York.
The Tammany convention was held In
Carnegie hall amid much enthusiasm. The
fact that the entire ticket had been decided
upon previously did not aeem to diminish
the ardor of the delegates of the greater
city. They entered upon the work of ratify
ing the slate with much earnestness. Mr.
McClellan was the only member of the
present administration nominated, the
ticket being as follow:
For Mayor George B. McClellan of Man
hattan. For Comptroller Herman A. Meta of
For President of th Board of Aldermen -Patrick
F. McGowan of Manhattan.
Mr. Meta is named to succeed Comptroller
H. M. Grout and Mr. McGowan to succeed
President Charles V. Tomes. Mr. Fornes
presided at tonight's convention.
A resolution waa adopted highly com
mending President Roosevelt for his serv
ices in bringing about peace between Russia
Mayor McClellan waa notified of his nomi
nation and appeared In the hsll shortly
after 11 o'clock. ' Again there was an en
The platform adopted touches upon mu
nicipal ownership and declares that it has
long been accepted aa a democratic doc
trine. This plank snys:
Public ownership Is no longer a catch
word, but a principle applied and In ope ra
tion In tills the greatest of American cities.
An Intelligent democratic administration
niav he entrusted with the continued ap
plication and the ultimate triumph on safe
lines on the principle of municipal control
PLACE FOR A WYOMING MAN
J. W. Vanorsdel Slated for Position
of Assistant Attorney
(From a StafT Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) J. W. Vanorsdel of Wyoming, It Is
said, will succeed Louis A. Pradt aa assist
ant attorney general when the latter files
his definite resignation. Mr. Pradt at pres
ent Is in Europe, but before leaving on his
vacation for travel on the continent Indi
cated to the attorney general that he would
not resume his position on bis return. The
Wyoming delegation. learning of this va
cancy. Immediately filed a claim upon the
place and presented J. W. Vanorsdel for the
Mr. Vanorsdel has been long In public
life in Wyoming. For years he was chair
man of the republican state committee,
and In the ISM campaign did yeoman ser
vice for sound money. Since ISM Mr. Van
orsdel has directed the republican cam
paigns In Wyoming and occupies a very
strong position at the bar of the slate.
Senator Burkett was : "White House
today for a short time, as he said, on
merely routine matters. He presented to
the president today a copy of the resolu
tions adopted by the recent republican
state convention In Nebraska on the sub
ject of railroad rate regulation, and the
senator, Just In a word, said that the presi
dent seemed to be pleased with the stand
taken by the Nebraska republicans.
COUNCILS PASS VETOED BILLS
klrmlsh In Philadelphia Over In
creasing City Debt lx Million
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6.-There was
another skirmish In city councils today
between the forces on the side of Mayor
Weaver and those supporting the repuhll-!
can organization over the matter of In
creasing the city's debt $.000,flno. Two
weeks ago both branches of the city coun
cil passed an ordinance authorizing an In
crease In the city's debt of $4,000,000 for re
moving the railroad grade crossings, and
another authorizing the Increase of the
debt $2,000,000 for street paving. Today
Mayor Weaver vetoed both bills.
The common council passed both blla
?h .?Km"yrr" m, . n"CrMry
three-fltths vote, while select council .us-
a l" a . " Tf bl"- b,U
Dassed the grade crosslna hill over tho
I'nder the laws governing the municipal
ity, the grade crossing loan hill now goes
to the people who must approve the meas
ure by vote before the city's Indebtedness
can be Increased.
CUSEY ON WITNESS. STAND
TraBle ManaaJer of Srhwaraaehlld A
Snlshrrger Testifies Concern.
CHICAGO, Oct 5. At the hearing of the
Interstate Commerce commission which Is
Investigating the question of railroad re
bates, the chief witness today was B. 8.
Cusey, traffic manager for the packing
house firm of Schwarzschlld Sulzberger.
He had previously been directed by the
court to prepare certain data and today
brought It Into court. His evidence showed
that the company received from the rail
roads during the last three years some
thing over f.M.oro for "losses and damages'
on snlpments from Kansas City to Chicago.
One of these Items waa $11,000 due to a
Mr. Cusey admitted that he had been
directed by the members of the firm to
favor certain roads In making shipments
for the reason that they "were good friends
of the firm."
PENSION AGENT APPOINTED
Dr. A. II. Thompson of Washington
Will Take Temporary Charge of
Dee Molnea Olllee.
WASHINGTON, Oct. S.-The office of pen
sion agent at Dee Moines, la.. In which
vacancy waa occasioned by the recent death
of It. p. larkson. has been temporarily
filled by the appointment of Dr. A. H.
Thompson, chief of the financial division of
tha pension bureau, who will serve until
the selection of an Iowa man can be agreed
upon. Dr. Thompson left for Dee Molnea
last night and Immedltely upon his arrival
will begin ths payment of pensions for the
Jerry Simpson Better.
WICHITA. Kan., Oct t Ex-CV.nrreaa-man
Jerry Simpson, last niant apent an
other Mood night at St. Kraocls hospital.
Dr W. A. Minirk said early t.lay:
"Thero Is a good chance that Mr. Blmpaun
may get up and out of bed aaain. Pr,..
Ip:ts ar very go4 for faia Uuupvrary n- I
OFFICERS IDENTIFY CROWE
DetectiTsi Dunn and Eeitfeldt Expect to
Start on Return Trip aatmrday.
PRISONER ANXIOUS TO GET TO OMAHA
Telia a Story of Plot to Kidnap John
D. Rockefeller Which Failed
Reeanae Ills Pnrtner
BUTTE, Mont. Oct. S.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Chief of Detectives Henry Dunn of
Omaha and Detective Henry Heltfeldt of
that place arrived In Butte this afternoon
nd at once Identified the prisoner as Crowe.
The recognition was mutual and the greet
ings were exchanged almost as soon as the
Nebraska officer reached the corridor of
Crowe expressed much pleasure at the ar
rival of the Omaha detectives and almost
the first question he asked was when they
intended to return to Omaha, remarking
that he was ready any time, waiving the
formality of requisition papers. Captain
Dunn declared, however, that he ' would
take no chances of any balk and tomorrow
would proceed to Helena and secure Gov
ernor J. K. Toole's signature to the requisi
tion papers. Captain Dunn says he Is under
strict orders from Chief of Police Donahue
of Omaha not to take the slightest chance
with the prisoner and Crowe must return
to Omaha heavily shackled and under con
stant guard. From the expressions of the
Omaha officers they regard Crowe as a des
perado who would not hesitate at taking
the slightest chance of effecting his escape
at any cost. They will leave for Omalta
Saturday evening. Dunn and Heltfeldt ex
pressed much satisfaction over the capture
Crowe simply bombarded the officers with
questions about Omaha and his friends at
his home town. He was particularly anxious
as to the welfare of his wife, who has re
mained true to him through all his trouble.
He also expressed much concern as to the
number of charges likely to be brought
against him at Omaha, apparently dreading
the prospect of being sent to the peniten
tiary. He laughed and chatted with the
officers for some time.
Crowe Has Mnny Visitors.
The county Jail today resembled a recep
tion room, so dense were the rrowda seek
ing a sight of Crowe. The publication this
morning for' the first time of photographs
of the prisoner had the effect of bringing
out scores of women desirous of a view
of the noted prisoner. Many of the women
carried bouquets and some fruit.
Crowe received all pleasantly and he ex
pressed regret that the openings through
his cell did not permit of his extending
more than three fingers for shaking hands,
Crowe apparently enjoys the notoriety, as
he has given the sheriff and Jailors In
structions to admit everyone who wants
to see him. as he does not know when he
will again come to Butte.
In an interview today Crowe expressed
much admiration for the elder Cudahy, and
said he was sorry for the way he had
treated the man for whom he once acted
in a trusted capacity.
Captain Dunn declared tonight that h
took little stock In Crowe' fconfesalon of
young Cudahy being Implicated In the kid
Crowe maintains silence regarding the
denial of the elder Cudahy, absolutely re
fusing to talk on the subject.
Rig Deal Which Failed.
"If my partner had not got -jold feet
we would have made $2,000,000 out of a deal
soon after the Cudahy trlok," said I'at
Crowe at the county Jail this morning.
"You're a pretty good reporter, and I'll
Just give you the story of the time I
planned to kidnap old Rockefeller and get
the son to give me $;,ono.flftO ransom. I
guess that will make the newspapers of
the country sit up and listen.
i "It was Immediately after the. Cudahy
affair' that my partner and I never mind
his namewere laying low In Chicago
laughing at the excitement over the Cudahy
frH,r " wa" rn,lv ,nnt 1 ""Sweated we
go after bigger game, and Hie result was
that within a week we took the train to
Cleveland to kidnap old Rockefeller and
get the big hunch from the boy. Well, we
got down there, went nut to his place at
Forest Hill, six miles east of Cleveland,
and sized up the place. It waa dead easy.
The old man was there. It Is a quiet coun
try place. It was a snap. I tell you.
"Well, to get down to business, we
planned to hold up the watchmen, gag
lhem. get Into the house at nlght-we Sad
, of , ,,,,, We fl
1 """" he old msn Into a rig and make
I .. . .. .......
the young fellow dig ip. You bet he would
have come through so fait It would have
made your head swim.
"We fixed the thing for Wednesday night.
About 6 o'clock my partner said he wasn't
feeling well and he asked to put It off
until the next night. Well, I put It off,
and at noon the next day, Thursday, he
broke down got cold fe-t and said he
thought we were being watched right then.
That settled It. I began to fear that he
was going to give the whole snap away
about the Cudahy affair, so I lit out for
New York, from there to South Africa,
and that was all there ever was to it"
Cltea Some Preredrnta.
"Rockefeller Is holding up the world and
getting his ransom, too," he added. "Why
shouldn't I make him come across If I have
the chance? I'm not the originator of this
ransom business. Did you ever read any
Roman hlatoryT Caesar was the boss kid
naper of the works. When he was run
ning the world he used to send old Rrutu
and some of his generals over to Carthage,
grab one of the big kings In that country
and make them put up several millions be
fore they gave him bark. History Is full of
"They call It kidnaping nowadays. In
those days it waa statecraft.
"Rockefeller Is the oldest kid I ever had
designs upon and If I only had a fellow
with me that would go the rmite I would
have made John D., Jr., give me 2,i0,00fl or
even $3,000,000. If I wanted It. If I onto
had the irymey don't you worry that I
would ever be pinched for It. The Rocks
fellers wouldn't mlsa It and I wouldn't be
Jumping sideways for a meal today.
Maybe." concluded Crowe, with a sickly
smile, "I'll get old Rocky yet."
Merely Case of Veraelty.
Chler Donahue sent the following tele-
! "ram We,r",d"r afternoon to Chief Mul
holland at Butte:
Please Inform ma whether Crowe gave
statement, appearing In the Butte Evening
News, that young Cudahy was Into the plot
to hold up his father for $'.000. It la ab
sol'jt.ly untrue that the Cudahy boy had
anything to do with the putting up or car
rying out of tha Job.
Tha following reply waa reoelved Thurs
day morning from Chief Mitlholland:
Butta, Went, Oct. I Crowe will
admit Cudaby was Implicated. Evening
Butte News haa alatemt-rit w'th Crowes
signature. U( I.HOLLAND.
Chief of Police.
Pat Crowe Interviews.
"It la my opinion," says a member of the
police department, that Pat Crowe j,
aCautlaual tin Bacond Paae.l "
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Friday. aatarnay
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OMAHA IDEAS IN CINCINNATI
Mrs. F. H. Cole Telia How Woman's
Clnba Can Re ceessfnlly
CINCINNATI. O., Oct. S.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) "The Ideal nay to manage a
woman's club Is to allow every member
to feel that she has a voice In the oluh
proceedings and to preside with such tact
and diplomacy that every member will In
stinctively feel that she counts and her
voice and vote are a part of the Interests
of the club."
This answer to the query wss given In
an Interesting little talk by Mrs. F. H.
Cole. Mrs. Cole was formerly president of
the Omaha Woman's club, which 1 one
of the largest In the I'nlted States. "The
Idea that a woman's club of more than
JflO members." said Mrs. Cole, "Is an organ
isation hard to manage Is lost sight of
when the president of such an organisation
succeeds In making each member feel that
she Is a part of the club. Every member
should be given equal opportunity In the
'duties as well as the pleasures of the club.
and every woman should be made such a
friend that she will loyally support her
president. I do not believe the right kind
of a woman In the office of president finds
a woman's club any more difficult to nre-
slde over than the right kind of a man at
the head or a men's club finds It to preside
over his club. I think that the general
public msgnllles the Idea of the number of
club women who get the erase for office
to such an extent that they want to divide
the club Into factions. Our Omaha woman's
Club has no difficulty In the way of 'limited'
members, and therefore no troubles about
who shall be 'allowed to come In.'
'Our club has seen to it that vacant lots
are either brautlfled by flowers or made
useful as gardens for the benefit of some
worthy poor, has brought lecturers to the
city, paid for a woman traveler's aid at
the depots and done much In the way of
art and music for tho city."
DISCUSS PUBJJC OWNERSHIP
Clvlo Federation Commission Will
Mend Committee to Knrope to
"tndy the Subject.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.-Melvllle E. Ingalls
or v incinnati. president of the Board of
Directors of the Cleveland. Cincinnati, Chi
ragw 6i at. nuns railroad. was todav
chosen to head the commission of the Na
tional Civic Federation which has under.
taken a study of the municipal ownership
problem aa It appears both In this cnuntrv
and abroad, The commission met In this
cny toaay. the first session being nresldod
over. by Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of tbor ' and first
vice president of the National civic Frtra.
tlon. August Brlmont. president of the
federation. Was unable to be present, hav
ing undergone an operation today. Near
me cinse or today's session a telegram wn
read from Mr. Belmont, saying he had come
safely from uhder the surgeon's knife
and was on the road to recovery. Mr. In
galls presided over the afternoon session.
In addition to Mr. Ingalls as president
the other officers of the commission chosen
today are: First vice president. John
Mitchell. Indianapolis, president of the
mine workers; second vice president. John
O. Agar of New York City, president of
the reform association; secretary. Edward
A. Moffat of New York City, editor of the'
Bricklayer and Mason.
An executive committee and a commute.
on Investigation also were named, among
the members being K. E. Clark. Ced'ir
Rapids. la.; E. Rosewater, Omnha Neb
Frederick N. Judson. Ht. Iouls; Walter
MseArthur. Nan Francisco.
The commission will meet agntn tomor
row. The Investigating committee will first
take up municipal ownership.
CARTER STILL ON THE RACK
Former Captain F.xplnlna Further Ills
Bank Aeronnta and Hail,
CHICAGO. Oct. B -Cross-examination of
former Captain Oherlln M. Carter by attor
neys for ths federal government was con
tinued before Special Examiner Richard W.
Wyman. It Is the tenth consecutive day
of rroes-examlnatlon In the case, n which
the government seeks to rntillscate Car
ters' private fortune of $rtno,onn. Csrter was
closely questioned regarding a deposit of
$S1.70 made to the credit of his personal ac
count In the t'nion Trust company, New
Tork, December 2.1, M Among the de.
posits of this date was a note for ful
signed by R. F. Westcott. the defendant's
father-ln-lsw. Carter explained that tho
note was for borrowed money. Incumen-
tary evidence was Introduced regarding the
bank deposit of $.100 made by Captain Car
ter June SO, 1R. consisting of Interest cou.
pons on bonds.
ROPE FOR CHICAGO ALDERMEN
Vlgllanre Committee Orgnnlshig ' to
Look After Officials Who May
Oppose Monlrlnal Ownership.
CHICAGO, Oct. a. -The radical advocate
of municipal ownership of street railways
arranged today to form a vigilance com
mittee to use force In rase of aldermen
who vote In favor of a franchise nrdtnsnce.
A rail waa Issued addressed to members
of labor organizations, turner societies,
single tax clubs and "all other progressive
bodies." urging them to take action to see
that the vote of tha city In favor of mu
nlclpal ownership last spring be not nega
tived by the action of aldermen who are,
according to the proclamation, about to
declare In favor of franchise extension.
Several members of the Municipal Own
ership League made threata of "using rope"
If the aldermen voted for anything but
government ownership of street railway
Movements of Orris Vessels Oet. 6.
At New York Arrived: British IVIncess
from Antwerp. Balled: U Ton a Inc. for
Havre; Oroast-r Kurfurst, tor Hremen
Bluecher, for Hamburg; Madonna, for
At Liverpool Arrived; Teutonic, from
K'miV VAI-t Lli.nl. nl... w .
j Noordlunil. 'from Philadelphia,
At Antwerp balled: Manitou, for Bos
ton. At Queenstpwn Sailed: Baltic, for New
At Nuples Arrived: Princess Irene, from
in w ium.
At Dover Arrived : I'mtorla. from . New
1 SljrL VWJ. ' '
iNiw Jftuavi JU tw-vJla. XiuiuJVtiniipiJt
ADVENT OF THE KING
Comiag of Ak-Sar-Paa XI Wiuaaaad j
Two Hnndrad Thonnana Paepla.
MOST AUShCIOUS OF SUCH CVENTS
Kiagdom of Quitera Holds Baoord of Sana
llora Great ar Grand.
CONDITIONS ARE IN PERFECT ACCORD
Waatber Perfao,l Paopla Proaparoat, Tja-
parial City Eaantifnlly IHnminaUd
ELECTRICAL PAGEANT IEST OF ALL
Only the Rnll Urklsi Sow te Olvo
roblle Identity of Crowna and
scepters to tha Jlew
Out In' God's glorious out-of-doors of a
beautiful autumn night, radiant, brilliant,
dazzling with the Illumination of myriads
of electric Unlit s and In the midst of one
vsst, almost Innumerable sea of human
beings, the eleventh ruler of the Kingdom
of uulvera. the proud scion of the house of
Ak-Rnr-Hen. made his advent Inst night.
With regal splendor and majestic mien
the good king received the sceptr of do.
minion, bowed his recognition to the 178.000
or 2ix,0 loyal subjects of his empire, lit
a cigar and said:
And so the advent Is over and now
sbideth only the ball to complete the cere
mony attending the annual change In mon-
archs of this realm when the king shall
receive his crown and queen.
If ever a king was ushered Into a king
dom under conditions more auspicious,
neither the Oldest Inhabitant nor the Care
ful Observer could recall the Incident nor,
forsooth, could the First Pettier.
Tim weather was perfect; the people,
coming from happy homes, were delightful;
the streets, newly paved, were comforting;
the Illumination waa gorgeous and over
and above all, prosperity having reigned en
universally and so long, gave assurance
and equanimity of spirit to the newly ninde
Moves an Time,
This year's electrical psgeant. entitled
"The World of Mystery," was drawn out
of the den on North Twentieth street at
8 o'clock by eighty steeds from the royal
stables, and was escorted through the
streets by eighty mounted knights In
srmor. Chief of Police Donohue, Bcrgeant
Hayes and a detail of mounted police lead
the parade with the board of governors
following. Bands from various parti of
the realm discoursed sweet music along the
way and kept the king and his subjects In
the best of spirits.
The twenty floats seen last evening was
another testimonial that Ak-Har-Ben la not
only holding Its proud record In the float
building line but is making progress from
year to year. . The alght last evening from
Sixteenth and Fern am atresia looking
north over the slowly ninvlngpectacln waa
ope of a lifetime. r
There were many words of praise Spoken
yesterday for Ous Renae, whose Inventive
and executive ability has done so much to
make the electrical parade a synonym for
Omaha and Ak-Bar-Ben. Gould Diets.
Walter Jardlue, Al Towell and George
West have been on the parade committee
and worked hard for the success. The most
perfect system prevailed at the den last
evening In getting the noats out for parade
and getting the crowd of men to their
various places without a hitch.
King Ak-8ar-Ben XI was In the best
of spirits last evening. He came (o town
early In the .evening, was driven to the
den In Gould Diets' auto. His serene
majesty with his attendants reached Six
teenth and Farnam streets at 1:10 and at
tho city hall at 9:50.
apeeehitiaklng Cut Onf.
The usual exchange of f ellnltatlons be
tween the mayor and the king did not take
place laal evening when' the king rode
past the city hall. The mayor and a num
ber' of other olTV-ials occupied a reviewing
stand In front of the city hall and when
the king's float reached the stand there
were such brief salutations as the occasion
would permit. The mayor told the king
he was glnd to sen him and the king told
the major the same thing and then both
agreed to meet today on the King a High
way. Mayor Moores says the king knows
he can have the keys of the city any time
he wants I hem, so the speechraaklng In
front of tho city hall has been abandoned.
When the Grand Army of tha Itepuhlla
float reached the city hnll and court house,
where several thousand people had gath
ered, an nvalion was given the old sol
diers. One commendable feature of the evening
was the superb manner In which ths police
performed Ihe arduous task of handling tha
The World of Mystery.
Two rlasM'd hands on either side of tha
title float sounds tha keynote of the elev
enth ennunl Ak-Biir-Iten electrical parade.
"The World of Mystery," this year's theme,
has been hspplly selected. Tha subject
suggests the close relations now existing
between Omaha snd the various sections
of the state, brought about to a large ex
tent by Ak-Har-Hen and being In a way
akin to the fraternal spirit fostered by tha
secret orders represented III last night's
pnrade. To carry out tho Idea of fraternal
Ism In tho title flout an altar with an open
book and binning Incense and myrrh ap
peared at the front, while at the rear two
live goals and a custodian were shown.
Frank Wilcox was the goat-keeper. On
horses at the side of ths title float Were
It. K. Williams, Jack ftliarp, Ix'Wls Itlli k
ensderfer and 1ester Drelbua.
The Koblra of the Miatle Khrlae.
This float was one of the best that aver
was seen In an Omaha parade. The em
blems of the order, the blind tiger, camel
and gorgeous decorations of the Orient.
The camel and tiger moved automatically,
giving to the whole design a life-like ap-pentam-e.
Tills float created mui'U en
thusluHiii along the route. The rich tapes
tries, verdiint foliugn, brilliant designs of
tha Bhtlncrs' emblems blended perfectly
with the flood of light shed from many
eltotrlo lights. M. F. Thomas, John Yatea,
J. J. Delight. E. L. Dodder, 11. A. Foster,
Ed Kruger, F. W. Filch. Frank Martin.
Charles Huntington and M. II. Collins wera
the fShrlneis on the float. The horsemen
Wjre George W. Fltchett, Iewls ltaapkc,
A. Wellman and W. E. Tub.
The Hoal Areannm.
Considerable architectural design ap
peared In the float that represented the
Hoyal Arcanum. The front of Ihe float rep.
resented a mat bin throne nith massive pil
lars. On the throne or alcove were various
meinlieie of the order In regalia. On each
side of tha float appeared a Urge rosette.
of V"va With ilbu, makj
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