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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, : OCTOBER 7, 1903-TWELVE PAOES.
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DOUGHERTY IN DEEP
Thirteen Iidietaenta Beturned Againit
Peoria School 8nperinteident.
FORTY MORE IN COURSE OF PREPARATION
Indication that ToUl Homber Will Ketch
CHARGES FORCERY AND EMBEZZLEMENT
Committee Appointed by School Board
' Will Continue InTeitigation.
BANK CLEhK EXPLAINS THE OPERATIONS
Queer Mfkodi of Doegherty brought
to Attention v Authorities a ad '
Clerk DUckMfri from
Jiaak for Doing to.
1't-ORIA, 111., Oct. . A loti of thirteen
Indictment have thus tar been returned
agulust Newton C. Dougherty, city super
intendent or schools and president ot tno
Peoria National bank. Ten of them ara tor
embexilement and three for forgery.
Forty more are being drawn by the etatea
attorney's office. It la announced from that
office today, that the total would reach
more than 30. The bail required lor
Dougherty thu far returned Is 62,70
Mr. Dougherty la In receipt of message
from all. over the country, many of
them expressing sympathy and a belief
In hla Innocence. According to a statement
made by a member o the grand Jury to
day the hundreds of pieces of school scrip
which. It is alleged to have been changed
after btlng sUned by the president of th
school board am missing.
A committee appointed by the school
board to continue the Investigation after
the grand Jury gets through, announced
through Us chairman, John S. Stevens to
la y that they would go back over the
books of the board for twenty years. In
some, cases both stubs and couchers are
missing, representing according to the cash
book, large amounts.
How Dougherty Wa Detected.
Ei win J. Schnebly. discount and exchange
:lerk at the I'eorla Natlonel bank, the man
who first discovered Irregularities in Mr.
Dougherty's method of handling school
fund, made a statement today. He said:
1 took charge of the Individual bonks at
the bank seven years ago and shortly there
after I began to notice the queer methods
Mr. Dougherty had of handling the funds
of the Peoria school board. He would make
checks payable to various local firms and
give his persoi al check for the smaller
amount. I called the attention of the bank
ofncidls to this state of affairs and was
Informed that it was none of our business.
I was then transferred to the discount and
Mr. Dougherty would bring In checks for
large amounts, payable In most Instances to
a school furniture firm in Chicago or a
plumbing firm In St. I-ouls. With these
checks he would . purchase New York,
Chicago or 8t. Louis exchange, made pay
able to his own order. Upon examination
of the endorsements on the drafts I found
that in many Instances they had been used
In his private business affairs. In some
enfces J wwild endues' the names f local
firms on the draft without their knowledge,
futlng his own Initials under the signature,
laid the matter before Mr. Cook, the
National bank examiner, for this district.
Cpon his advice I laid the matter before
the attorney general at Springfield. He
advised me to talk to the state's attorney
of Peoria county, which I did. I also laid
the matter hefori 8. O. Spring, cashier of
the bank. Transactions of that kind then
ceased. In explaining them to me Mr.
Dowrherty said that he kept three sets of
funda. In New York. Chicago and St. Louis.
When I ws called before the grand Jury
there were exhibited many changed checks.
In one Instance a check charged to the
school Tund hart been raided from t4 to
I3.4.V). The stub showed $24. In another
tn drawn for 12 7.V. The stub which had
oislnallv read 127 had been raised to 12.-
TV. The last two fla-Jres on the stub were
In green ink. the first two In black.
I wm discharged from the bank only last
At the meeting ot the Peoria Clearing
Mouse association at noon It.wa voted to
tender a loan of tino.ooo to the Peoria Na
tional bank. If In the Judgment of the di
rectors It became necessary, owing to the
unsettled condition of financial affairs of
the hank, following the withdrawal of
President Dougherty, under Indictment.
Bank Closes Its Doors.
As s direct result of the Indictment of
N. C. Dougherty for forgery yesterday the
directors of the Peoria National bank, of
which he was president, announced shortly
after midnight this morning that they had
derided to discontinue business and would
call In the comptroller of the currency to
wind up the affair of the Institution. The
meeting of directors lasted all evening be
hind closed doors. It was admitted that a
disastrous run would be Inevitable today,
and the only course was to liquidate at
once. The loan of linn.ono by the Peoria
Clearing house wa tied up In such wise
that It could not be accepted. It wa
learned that unlet withdrawals from the
bank had been going on all day.
WEALTHY FARMER FOUND DEAD
Ed Gressor Discovered at Home la
Pool of Blood with Ballet
DF.S MOINES. la.. Oct. i -Ed Gressor. a
wealthy farmer, waa found dead in a pool
of blond at Ms home near Avon, eight
mllea from Des Moines, early this morning.
Neighbors believe that the man wa mur
dered. He had a bullet hole In his temple
and other wounds. Shots were heard
Wednesday night, which is believed to have
been the time the crime was committed.
Greseor's team and wagon Is gone and
other valuable are missing. When found
one hand wa In hi pocket and the other
grasped a pipe, so that the possibility of
suicide Is remote. Gressur was a bachelor
and lived alone. He had not been seen
since Monday night. Des Moines police
have gone to Investigate. v
Governor Addressee Y. M. C. A.
WATERLOO. Ia., Oct. . (Special). Gov
ernor Cummins will address the local
Young Men' Christian association next
Sunday at a mass meeting which will be
held Jn Frown's Opera house. There will
be special musio and the meeting will be
open to both men and women.
TEN MEN CRUSHED TO DEATH
Wnadred reet of West Bank of Ver.
. nl tint taarrr Caves ia
W it heat W arning.
GRANVILLE. N Y.. Oct. .-Ten men
met Instant death at the quarry of the
Vermont Slat Company here today, when
about 100 feet ot the west bank rrashed
down without warning, burying the vlo
tlms under hundreds of ton of slate and
loos earth. Five bodies were recovered,
but It 1 doubtful whether the other can
be reached before next week. The dead,
with the exception of John G. William,
president and treasurer of the company,
a fcU Hungarian,
CITIZENS BURN DOWN JOINT
Keepers Rrfsaf to Lrsrs When Xott
fled and Other Mean Are
LONG TINE. Neb.. Oct. .-(Rpecll Tele
gram.) Struggling and puffing between
heavy, filled kerosene cans, ten of the lead
ing business men of this place tonight
quietly departed from the city for the
suburbs of wn. Intent upon effectively
extermlnal e buildings and effects of
the Inhah Z. of a colored dive which
has been -ration for the past three
The paf k complaint was entered
against t, ? nt and yesterday County
ShWrlft Li - notified the proprietor of
the place' re the county within twelve
hours. vement having been made
today ur part of the keepers to de
camp, thi sed citizens tonight banded
together'' arted for the Joint, which
was Joe . e mile west of town. The
Joint raider consisted of the most prom
inent business men, and until the Job was
completed no news of the transaction wa
divulged. Upon arrival at the dive the cttl
xens called for the proprietor, but found
that that individual was absent at county
fair In a nearby town and that the only re
maining occupant was an old woman, who
had been employed as the cook and house
keeper. Deeply chagrined at being unable
to get a whack at the proprietor of the dive
the raiders contented themselves with cut
ting the guy ropes to the tent used by the
offenders and by casting Into a nearby
creek the bed clothing, trunks, cooking
utensils, etc., of the Inhabitants and by
starting a Are with the kerosene they had
Birdie May-field, the cook, and the only
one of the outfit present at the time of the
raid, has sufficiently recovered from her
fright to depart from town. She declares
she will prosecute and by carrying out her
resolve will rnvolve business men, hereto
fore untarnished. In the suit.
JUDGE GUTHIEL BACK IN COURT
Colorado Justice Who Was Attacked
by a Mob Last Week Fines and
BRIGHTON. Colo.. Oct. .-Trouble Is
brewing here again tonight as an out
growth of the feeling against County Judge
A. H. Guthlel, who was foughly handled
by a mob on Thursday last. Judge Guthlel
came to town from his country home and
opened court today. He Immediately issued
citations for contempt of court against
8herlff James B. Illggins, Deputy Sheriff
l B. Ireland. Mayor J. N. Counter, Trus
tees R. C. Cable and H. J. Schloo, Town
Marshal Edward Denny and several others.
The writs were given Into the hands of the
sheriff, who served all but his own, ac
cepting service upon himself through' his
deputy. When the persons named lit the
writs appeared in the court Judge Guthlel
imposed various penalties. Including fines
and Imprisonment. Mayor Counter was the
only one discharged. The case of the sheriff
was set for trial November 7. Deputy
Sheriff Ireland and B. J. Talbot, a republi
can politician, were sentenced to six months
and ninety days' imprisonment, respect
ively. They had hardly been committed
to Jail whe ntalk began of releasing them
by,' mob force. " The; sheriff declared "he
would resist any attempt to storm the Jail.
SERIOUS LOSS FROM STORM
Heavy Damage la Wroitht In Philip,
pines by the Recent Atmos
MANILA, Oct. f. Government reports
show that the result of the recent storm is
very serious. At least 200 natives and
twenty-five Americans and foreigners were
killed. It wa impossible to Identify many
of the latter.
The government's police work last year
In the provinces of Cavlte, Batangas and
the Island of Sainar, which made possible
the largest acreage planted in the history
of the Island, has been undone and It la
estimated retarded development one year
In the ,hemp provinces. In Albay, Sorso-
gon. Masbete and Samar fields have been
devastated, warehouses destroyed and
stocks damaged. Roads are Impassable
and the transportation facilities are (crip
pled. The loss Is .Incalculable. In Albay
snd Sorsogon SO per cent of the buildings.
dwellings, schools and warehouses have
been destroyed. The storm, tn connection
with the drouth which obtained early In
the year, it Is estimated, decreased the
receipt of the Islands to per cent. The
army Is a heavy loser at southern posts.
FIRE IN COLORADO COAL MINE
Fifty Men Who Were Imprisoned
Were All -Gotten Oat Safely
Through Biasing Shaft.
PUEBLO, Colo., Oct.' 1 A defective
electrical generator started a destructive
fire at the Fremont coal mine near Flor
ence. Colo., at about noon today. All the
buildings. Including the shaft house, were
Slty-flve men were working In the mine
at the time the fire started. Ten of them
were rescued with dlfTlrulty and . twenty,
five were still in the mine at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. ,
By some good fortune the air compressor
wss not damaged by the flames and It I
confidently expected that the entombed
men will be taken out alive.
By the prompt work of their companions
the fifty miner who were in the under
working of the Fremont mine were res
cued alive through the air shaft, which wa
being slowly burned.
. Ail of the buildings, including the electric
house, blacksmith shop, boiler house, main
shaft, etc., were totally destroyed. The
property loss Is about 179,000.
REQUISITION FOR PAT CROWE
Governor Toole of Montana Honor
. Demand of Governor Mickey
for Alleged Baadlt.
HELENA, Mont., Oct. (.Governor Toole
today honored the requisition of Governor
Mickey of Nebraska .for Pat Crowe. The
specific charge is robbery. Henry Heit
feldt ia named as agent and will go to
Butte after Crowe.
GENERAL DODGEJS RE-ELECTED
Coaacll Blag Officially Selected a
Neat Meeting Place for Army
of the Tennessee,
CINCINNATI. Oct. .-The final business
meeting of the Society of the Army of the
Tennessee waa held today. General Gren
vllle M. Dodge waa elected president, and
Council Bluffs, Ia., waa selected a the next
Jerry Slmpsoa Better.
WICHITA Kan., Oct. ' (.-Congressman
Jerry Simpson contlnuea to show Imorove
uituL Ue 4eut another rtsUlU n'"-
ASK FOR TARIFF REVISION
Bay State Rtpnblioani Declare in TaTor tf
Modification of Present Law.
PLANK ON THIS SUBJECT A COMPROMISE
Reciprocity Delegates Way They Will
Insist that Their Views Be Met
Completely by Meat
Governor Curtis Guild, Jr., of Boston.
Lieutenant Governor Eben 8. Draper of
Secretary of State William " M. Olln of
Treasurer Arthur B. Chapin of Holyoke.
Auditor Henry E. Turner of Maiden.
Attorney General Dana Malone of Green
BOSTON. Oct. , With only one voice
raised In opposition the republicans In Mas
sachusetts in state convention today de
clared for a revision of the tariff. Con
trary to expectations, the radical wing of
the party, under the leadership of Eugene
N. Foss of Boston, did not offer a substi
tute In the platform relating to the tariff,
although in a speech to the delegates Mr.
Foss declared that the revision of the tariff
favored In the state platform wa not suf
ficiently wide In Its scope. Mr. Fobs said
however, that he and his follower were en
couraged at the concessions made to them,
and that next year they would expect to
have the convention to accept their propo
sition In Its entirety. '
One of the surprise came when General
William Draper, former ambassador to
Italy and a leading member of the Home
Market Club, opposed In a vigorous speech
the adoption of the tariff revision plank of
the platform. General Draper said he would
not offer any substitute plank, for the rea
son that he knew that there wa no chance
of his or anyone's substitute being ac
cepted. General Draper contended that
tariff revision would be followed by finan
cial and commercial depression, and, speak
ing as a manufacturer, he could see no rea
son why there should be a revision. '
Planke of the Platform.
The platform presented by the committee
on resolutions was adopted without amend
ment, and contained, In brief, an endorse
ment of the administration of President
Roosevelt, especial mention being made of
hi part In bringing about peace between
Russia and ajpan and of hi enforcement
of the laws preventing corporations from
oppressing the people, a recommendation
for the enactment by congress of a tariff
provision which shall protect American
markets against discrimination and secure
to the I'nlted States the treatment ac
corded to the moat favored nation in all
foreign markets; a resolution for the in
crease of the navy and the upbuilding of
the American merchant marine, and an
endorsement of the administration of
former Governor John L. Bates.
Lodge Responds to Foss.
A feature ot the day's proceeding wa
the address of (Senator Lodge. Senator
Ladge took the platform to reply to Eu
gene Foss, who had advocated the free
admission of coal, hide and raw materials.
Mr. Foss had severely scored the Massa
chusetts senators ' and representative in
congress. Charging that they- were not
loyal to the interest of 'Massachusetts.
Senator Lodge made a forceful and elo
quent address, and In a parliamentary
manner censured Mr. Foss for hi stric
tures on the Massachusetts representation
at the capital. Mr. Lodge also said that
the time for tariff revision was the time
when the republican party was in power.
He argued that "free raw materials'' wa
but another term for "free trade," and that
the admission of free raw material would
sound the death knell of reciprocity a
well a ot protection.
EXPERT TESTIMONY ON RATES
Traffic Agent of Chicago Lire Stock
Exchange Says Railways Discrim
inate Against Windy City.
CHICAGO, Oct. g.-Expert testimony on
the subject of freight rate wa given In
Judge Bethea's court today In the Inter
state Commerce commission's suit against
seventeen western railroads. T. W. Tom
llnson. secretary of, the American Stock
Growers' association of Denver, traffic
agent for the Chicago Live Stock exchange
and for fifteen years connected with the
freight departments of a number of west
ern railroads, wss on the witness stand and
was questioned at length by counsel regard
ing his opinion of the reasonableness of
rates on cattle, dressed meats and packing
"In my opinion the present rates on live
stork from Missouri river pnkits and south
ern Minnesota to Chicago are too high","
saiq ne. "The rstes on live stock should
be lower than oif dressed meats and pack
ing house products from these points. Even
with equal rates on these commodities the
live stock Interests would be discriminated
against. The present schedule are unfair
10 micago. i ney give an advantage to the
South St. Paul and Missouri river mar
kets." During his testimony Mr. Tomllnson en
deavored to compare the rates on live stock
and packing house products shipped east of
Chicago with those shipped from the west
in equal distances to Chicago, but the rail
road lawyer objected, but were overruled.
The witness declared that If the rates to
New York from Chicago were the same a
those from Missouri river point to Chi
cago there would be little or no cattle ship
ment to New York. Judge Bethea then
adjourned court until next Wednesday.
When the hearing Is resumed Wednesday
the testimony of President A. B. Stlckney
of the Chicago ft Great Western Railroad
company,' given some time ago before the
Interstate Commerce commission, will be
read by Attorney Cowan for the Interstate
MORMON CONFERENCE OPENS
President Smith In Hla Addrea frgee
the Saints to Get Oat of Debt
aad to Keep Oat.
SALT LAKE CITY. Oct. (.-The .fx v.
seventh annus! convention of the Mormon
conference begun here today, with more
than 7.000 Latter Day Saint present in the
tabernacle at the opening session.
Apostle and United States Senator Reed
Smoot. whose absence from the previous
conference caused some comment, wa
present today with the other apostles. The
feature of President Smith's address to the
conference was his appeal to the saint to
get out of debt and keep out. He deplored
the readlnea of Mormon to be "gulled
Into contract under Ironclad note" and
urged bla followers to live so that they will
have mean on hand. Instead of their mean
being in the hand of others." ,
Many of the elder who had been called to
mission. President Smith said, had been
unable to respond because they were in
debt. "W want the young men." he said,
"to prepare themselves financially. Intellec
tually and spiritually to preach L& gospel."
DOCTOR ACCUSED OF MURDER
Cranston rhyatrlua Poisons Little
Girl After Maltreating Her
and Attempts Kulelde.
CHICAGO, Oct. 7.-Dr. Oliver B. Hart,
a young physician residing In the suburb
of Rogers park Is In the custody of the
police pending further Investigation of the
death of Irene Klntow, VI years of age,
which occurred yesterday in the residence
of the physician. It Is the opinion of the
police that a charge of murder will be
lodged against Dr. Hart, and that lie will
have much trouble to escape conviction.
The girl died In a bedroom of the Hart
residence In which she and the physician
had been locked for several hours. It Is the
opinion of the authorities, based on the
facts disclosed at the Inquest, held today,
that the girl was maltreated and then
poisoned In an attempt to conceal the
crime. After finding that It was. Impossible
for the child to recover, the' physician
swallowed morphine and lay In an uncon
scious condition all of last night, and dur
ing the greater part of today. Late this
afternoon he partially recovered and wa
brought to the city and locked up in the
East Chicago avenue poltre station.
The girl was taken about a year since
from the Illinois Industrial Home for Girls
by Dr, Hart and his wife, -who desired a
girl who could serve as a companion for,,
Mr. Hart, who Is but 17 years old. Yos
terday two sisters of Irene Klotow called
at the Hart residence and In company with
Mrs. Hart went on a shopping expedition
to the city. Irene complained of a iiead
ache and was left alone In the house with
Dr. Hart has resided jn Chicago but a
short time, and is the sori of a millionaire
residing In 8t. Louis. Mrs. Hart wa. be
fore her marriage. Vera Krlegesmunn, the
daughter of an official In the St. Louis post-
office. They were married -when Mrs. Hart
was but 18 years of age. ; She testified to
day at the coroner' InqUeet that she left
Irene Klotow and her husband alone
In the house, but declare that she be
lieves him innocent of any wrong-doing,
and that In her opinion the statement of
the doctor that the girl took morphine
tablet by mistake Is the truth.
Dr. Hart will be detained by the police
until after the conclusion of the Inquest
when. If the fact warrant an Indictment
against Mm It will be procured.
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 6-Mr. A. B. Hart,
father of Dr. Hart, tonight made the fol
The Dr. Oliver B. Hart in Chicago Is my
son. He has for several years been ad
dicted to the use of morphine. I gave him
every advantage that money could buy.
After he hud completed a course In a uni
versity there he traveled for a year. But
he contracted the morphine habit and be
came a slave to the drug. He was at
times for three or four days under the
complete Influence of the drug.
About a year ago he told me that he be
lieved nearly everybody in St. Louis knew
he was addicted to the use of morphine
and If I would make him an allowance he
would go to Chicago and remain there. He
was married In St. Paul, and from there
went to Chicago, and I make him a liberal
monthly allowance. I have never seen his
wife. When he left for Chicago I never
expected to see him again. I thought he
would 'kill himself sooner er later.
PACKERS TO PAY FOR THE TAGS
ill Mosses Sat
Hot to Rive Si
Privilege as. the 'Big
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 The decision
reached today at a cabinet meeting to
make the packer throughout the country
pay for Inspection tag mean more than
appear on the surface. For several year
small packers throughout the country have
been up In arms because the secretary
of agriculture could not give them the
same Inspection service as Is accorded large
packers. This, it wa urged, worked a
hardship on the small packer and prac
tically denied them the right to enter the
export trade. Today Secretary Wilson
urged upon the president the Importance
of doing something for the small packer
and after outlining hi plan to make all
packers desjrlng inspection service pay
for the tags used, the government having
attached them free on carcasses Inspected
heretofore, it was thought an exceedingly
clever move to give all packers inspection.
Secretary Wilson stated on leaving the
White House that he estimated the gov
ernment would receive at least ISO.onO a
year from the sale of tags which would
he used to broaden the Inspection service.
The secretary was optimistic on the ques
tion, believing that it will solve what haa
been a moat perplexing question In the
bureau of animal Industry.
C. H. Fitch, engineer In charge of the
Belle Fourche Irrigation project in South
Dakota. Is in Washington to consult with
Chief Engineer Newell of the reclamation
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes:
Barnes, route 2. J. J. Boatman, carrier;
L. J. Boatman, substitute. Peep River,
route 8. Roy A. Swart, carrier; William
Connell. substitute. Fredericksburg, route ,
Charles B. Bishop, carrier; Fremont Tomp
kins, substitute. Ouernsey, route. 2. David
E. Murphy, carrier; Vernon E. Murphy,
Elijah iB. Allen haa been appointed post
master at Clegorn, Cherokee county, Iowa,
vice J. F Strain, resigned.
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION
TweatyFl New Cases and Fear
Deaths In New Orlennn Forty
New Cnsea In Country.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. (.-Report of yel
low fever situation to ( p. m. Friday:
New cases s
Total to date 3 J47
New fori g
Cases under treatment 910
Cases discharged 2.MO
1 ne repons irom me country show lens
than forty new cases, and of these Patter
son comes In for the largest number, re
porting seventeen. Reports from Missis
sippi show thirty new cases and three
PENSACOLA. Fla., Oct. (.The official
fever summary today Is as follows:
Total case to date
Death . ' j
Total deaths to date ....!..'.'.'." S7
Case discharged "" to
I Cases under treatment !.!."X!!l03
STUDENTS DUCKED IN LAKE
Two Men Injured aad Hnndreds Given
Involuntary Bathe in Class
, Scrap at Madleoa.
MADISON. Wis.. Oct. (.-More than (no
student were ducked in Lake Meodota to
day in the annual freshman-sophomore
class rush, the most furious In the history
of the University of Wisconsin. Clint D.
North of Cleveland had two rib broken
aa the result of a fall from a telephone
pole, where be wa climbing after a class
flag. He was unconscious for two hour
and la said to be In a serious condition. On
student had a leg broken and over forty re
ceived, minor Injuries).
MUTUAL PAYS HIGH SALARIES
Pmidsnt UoOnrdj Get (150,000 Per
FANCY COMMISSIONS PAID TO AGENTS
List of Relatives on the Pay Roll
Rune Down to Husband of Niece
of Wife of m Vice
NEW YORK. Oct. (.-Closing a week,
every day of which ha produced a sensa
tion that has stirred the country, the spe
cial legislative committee Investigating the
methods of Insurance companies adjourned
todiy until Tuesday of next week, the
sessions to be held Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday. Instead of Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday as heretofore. This
change was 'made because Friday Is regis
tration day In this state and members of
the committee desired to be present In
their various districts.
When the Investigation opened today It
was expected the president of the Mutual
Life would be called to the stand before
the day was over. By a misunderstanding,
however. President McCurdy had left the
office of the Mutual Life before he was
called for and it Is expected that he will
be the first witness on Tuesday.
Salaries Are High.
In today's testimony the sensational de
velopment was when Mr. Hughes demanded
the payroll of the executive, officers of the
company. This was produced and showed
the salaries of these officers since 1877. For
the year 1904 President McCurdy received
1150.000; two vice presidents were paid I0O.O1X)
each; a second vice president $17,600, the
third vice president 110.000, and the general
manager 5.000, who this year will receive
W.000, and the treasurer J5O.P00.
Robert " McCurdy said he never knew
the salary of his father until today, when
he heard It read In the committee room.
He thought, however, that there should
be no limit to the salary of such posi
tion because they should be In accordance
with the accumulations of the company.
When asked If It was any benent to the
policyholder to Increase the president's sal
ary, Mr. McCurdy said he thought the
trustees had considered that when they
Increased the, president's salary. No in
crease, however, had been considered when
he waa present at the trustees' meetings.
Earlier In the day when Mr. McCurdy
was on the stand Mr. Hughes tried to
bring out why C. H. Raymond & Co. and
the partner In that firm received larger
emoluments from the business than any
Mr. McCurdy mid he did not know what
Mr. Thebaud receU-ed from the business.
and had never talked with him about his
personal affair. He said It was a "large
reward for large achievements," and that
all businesses of large magnitude were
built up on that principle.
McCurdy 'Care for Relatives.
During Mr. McCurdy's testimony It was
brought out that George M. Raymond, a
brother of Charles Raymond, wa the gen
eral agent for New Jersey; that Howard
Lewis, the general agent for northern New
York, with' an office in Albany, we a
cousin ' of. either the vice president, Mr.
Granniss. or Mrs. Grannlss; that Dr. K. J.
Moss, the medical, director of the Mutual
Life, married a sister of the president of
the company, and that P. 8. PHIot, an In
spector of risks. Is a cousin of Louts The
baud, aon-in-law of President McCurdy and
partner of the Raymond firm. G. W. White,
a secretary of the company, whom Mr. Mc
Curdy was asked about, said he wa no
relative of any officer of the company, but
tnat Mr. White was a niece of Mrs. Gran
nlss. wife of Vice President Granniss."
At one point In the day's testimony much
Interest was manifested when the expendi
tures or the company were taken up. An
auditor of the Mutual Life, C. A. Preller,
was on the stand, and he was asked as to
the method of recording the expenditures.
It was gathered that these were passed
upon Dy an expenditure committee nt
which Robert Olypfiant was chairman.
Three entries upon the books of payments
to Mr. oiyphant of 1:8.000 each were looked
Into, but no information could he gleaned.
Mr. Preller was asked about the camnaum
contribution to the republican congressional
committee which was disclosed, but he
said none had come under his observation.
tne w.auo to the congressional commit
tee was looked for when the ledgers were
produced, but up to adjournment this after
noon this had not been found.
Contracts with General Agents.
Robert H. McCurdy, general manager of
the Mutual Insurance Company, was again
a witness today in the Insurance Investiga
tion. He went on the stand immediately
after Cornelius C. White, an auditor of the
lew lork Life Insurance Company, had
left It after making a correction In his
testimony relative to the $75,000 payment
to Andrew Hamilton In 19m. He said that
the money received by Hamilton In 1004
included the $76,000 which wa charged to
Witness' then detailed the changing of
the agency system from that of general
agencies with commissions, like the Ray
mond firm, to that of salaried agents. The
reason for these change he said was that
the new system wa more economical to
the company, productive of more buainesa
and easier to handle.
When a general agency 1 changed to a
salaried agency, the renewal commission
called for hy the contract under a general
agency are atlll paid to the alarled agent.
The Raymond firm was not changed to a
salaried agency because the contract with
C. H. Raymond Co., which expired In
1904, was continued by the witness through
1ST6. So far as he knew there was no rea
son why this agency should not have been
changed to a salaried agency In 1900. He
was not general manager then, and was
not familiar with the affairs of the com
pany at that time. 'Witness' reason for
extending the contract through 1905, wa
because of the five previous years, the
firm had been writing $17,000,000 Insurance
a year. The firm had alx branch offices,
and he wanted In competition with the
New York Life and Equitable to continue
to establish branch office. He figured the
cost would be $150.fioo and he could not
very well ask the, Raymond firm to put
up that money, when they had but a year'
contract. He therefore entered an agree
ment to have the Mutual Ltfe pay this
expense and guarantee the Raymond firm
Enormoua Commission Pnld.
The firm wa then receiving 7H per cent
of It first year premiums. Subsequently
this wa raised to M per cent of first year
premium. In consideration of the firms
allowing certain concession to the develop
ing of the agency business and with the
expectation of converting t bla agency to a
salaried on at the end of 4905, he extended
Witness said there I a constant effort to
reduced expense but to reduce expense
Is usually to reduce the business.
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PROGRAM OF ADMINISTRATION
Outline of Proposed Freight Rnte
Law as Approved by the
WASHINGTON, Oct. (.-The Post says
that announcement was made today that
the administration program relative to rail
road legislation Is complete and. as already
suggested, the plan the president will favor.
wfTT be embodied In the Esch-Townsend bill,
which passed the house last winter, with
some modifications In Important particulars.
The bill will provide, the Post says, as fol
lows: First That the Interstate Commerce com
mission shall be given the power to decide,
upon complaint after full hearing, whether
a rate is unjust or unlawful: that the com
mission shall have authority to substitute
a rate which shall become Immediately ef
fective and so remain unless and until re- j
versed by the courts.
Second The commission shall have the
authority to declare that a rate charged
for shipment on private ears Is unjust or
unreasonable, If It be so, and that the com
mon carrier shall be held responsible for
Third (Jiving the Interstate Commerce
commission Jurisdiction over terminal rail
roads. Fourth A reassertlon of the long and
short haul provision of the original Inter
state commerce act.
Fifth A provision relating to the ship
ment of merchandise by water and rail, so
bs to prevent alleged manipulation of rates
made posalhle In such circumstances under
the present law.
Sixth Giving the commission full au
thority to examine the hooks and records
of the railroads and to prescribe the gen
eral form and manner In which such rec
ords shall be kept.
HUGHES OPPOSES M'CLELLAN
New York Republicans Nominate
Counsel for Insurance Com
mittee for Mnror.
NEW YORK, Oct. (.-Charles E. Hughes,
principal counsel for the committee of the
legislature to Investigate Insurance affairs,
was tonight unanimously nominated as the
candidate for mayor of New York by the
republican city convention In Carnegie hall.
The other nominations were:
Richard Young of Brooklyn for comp
troller. James T. Wells of The Bronx for presi
dent of the board of aldermen.
Former Lieutenant Governor Timothy T.
Woodruff was chosen temporary chairman
of the convention. Senator Page read the
platform, which embraced a denunciation
of the democratic municipal administration,
an affirmation of the principle of non-parti
sanship In municipal affairs, a demand for
the passage by the next legislature of law
for the protection of Jife Insurance policy
holders and a more rigid official scrutims
lng of life Insurance companies; the control
of future subway by the municipality and
the establishment of a municipal lighting
plaht. , "
Mr. Hughe was asked later If he had
any statement of his position to make for
"There- nothing Jut now," he said.
PACKERS FILE DEMURRERS
Indicted Men Allege thnt Nine Count
in Complaint Are Vague
CHICAGO, Oct. (.Formal demurrers to
nine of the counts In the Indictments re
turned by the federal grand Jury against
fU-e of the meat packing companies and
seventeen of . their employes were filed In
the United States district court today and
plea of not guilty on the first count are
to be entered next Monday, when the entire
matter will be taken up before Judge
Humphrey. After the filing of the de
murrers Attorney John S. Miller, the rep
resentative of the defendants, had a con
ference with District Attorney Morrison
and Assistant General Oliver Pagln, Indict
ment expert. The meeting lasted for more
than an hour, but all those Interested In
It refused to state the nature of the dis
cussion. The demurrers are general and charge
ambiguity, vagueness, uncertainty and In-dennlteness-
against seven counts. Alle
gations are made that double charge are
contained In the two remaining count.
RAMSEY INJUNCTION CASE
Judge Taylor Hear Argnments and
Announce thnt He Will Render
Decision Monday Morning.
ST. LOL'IS. Oct. (.Judge Taylor of tha
St. Louis circuit court tonight took under
advisement until Monday morning the ap
plication filed by Joseph Ramsey, Jr., re
cently deposed a president of the Wabash
Railroad .company, for an Injunction to pre
vent the voting at the Wabash annual elec
tion In Toledo. O., next Tueaday of atock
held by the Missouri Psclfic and Iron Moun
tain Railroad Companies.
The case was called this morning and It
wa nearly 7 o'clock tonight before the
final argument was submitted. Immediately
after the case was concluded, Judge Taylor
announced that he would not render his de
cision before Monday, and Instructed the
sheriff to adjourn court until 10 o'clock that
COUNCIL BLUFFS MEN ELECTED
Dr. Laeey aad Dr. Jennings Chosen
Treaaarer aad secretary of Rail
way Surgeons' Association.
CHICAGO, Oct. (.-At the closing session
here today of the annual convention of the
American Association of Railway Surgeon
the following officer were elected for the
Presldent-Dr. R. W. Corwln. Pueblo.
Vice President Dr. J. H. Mever. Laport
Ind.; Dr. 8. U McCurdy. Pittsburg fa :
Dr. Bacon Sanders. Fort Worth, Tex
Treasurer-Dr. T. B. Iicey. Council
Secretary-Dr. H. B. Jennings, Council
The next convention of the association
will be held In Chicago a year from today.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. .
At New York Arrived: CItta dl Napoll
from Genoa; Cretlc. from Naples. Hailed :
Carthaenlan. for Glasgow; Cut 'dl Mes
sina, for Genoa.
At Dover-fcailed: Deutachland, for New
At Glasgow-Sailed: Laurentlan, for Phil
adelphia. At Naple Arrived: Italia, from Norfolk
and New York; Patinonla. from New York
for Trieste; Calabria, from New York, via
At Liverpool Sailed: Arabic, for Boston
At Queenstonn (11.35 p. m i Arrived: Cel
tic, from New i'ork, tor Liverpool, gad jyro-
SEW KING AND QUEEN
Eleventh Scion f Ak-Sr-Bfn Dynasty
witk Coissrt ii Crowned.
BRILLIANT FUNCTION IN AUGUST COURT
Enthroned Amid Ecenei of Pomp and
Power at the Old Coliseum.
FIVE THOUSAND SUBJECTS ARE PRESENT
With kfajestio Splendor Week of Gaiety
Culminates at the Throne.
BALL UNSURPASSED IN ROYAL RITES
Rnrdon W. Wattfe and Mis Mar
Lee Methane Will Sway the
Sceptre of Domlaloa
Gordon W. Wattlea
Charles H. Pickens.
T. A. Frv.
H. J. Pen fold.
F. A. Nash.
W. D. Mcllugh.
R. 8. Wilcox.
Edward P. Peck.
Cas)xr K. Yost.
E. M. Hartlett.
E OF AK-8AR-BEN.
XI Mary Ixe McShane,
X Ada Klrkendall.
IX Bessie Brady.
VIII Ella Cotton.
VII Edith Smith.
VI Mildred Lomax.
V Ethel Morse.
IV Grace Allen.
Ill Gertrude Kountie.
II May Dundy.
I Melorla Woolworth
The planets held their breath a King
Ak-Sar-Ben placed the crown On the
tresses of his queen, so magnificent wa the
spectacle that culminated the festal cere
monies for the glory of hi majesty. Ten
coronation balls of the kingdom of Qulvera
had the people seen before, but none that
matched the function that placed the
scepter In the hand of the eleventh mon
arch of the dynasty.
Lights, flowers, colors, Jewels, the human
face and the human form In their most
alluring guise stony-hoarted would hi
highness hare been had he not been
charmed by the lovely sight.
To witness final honors to the ruler of
the great domain which, in the reformed
language, calls Its center Omaha, more than
6,000 subject entered the structure at ,
Twentieth and Burdctte streets, so plain
to the eye from the outside and so mar
velous within, termed the Den, or by those
of earlier reigns, the Coliseum. Of this
number about 3,000 arrayed themselves In
the finest that could be obtained In this
or any other kingdom and came prepared
to participate in the Joyous dances that
followed the coronation. The remainder
of the, throng contented Itself by Viewing
She who had the honor to receive the
crown from the eleventh Ak-Sar-Ben wa
Miss Mary Lee McShane, a debutante of
last season and one of the .youngest queens
who ever ha graced the throne. Th king
wa Gurdon W. Wattles, heretofore presi
dent of the board of governor, and ele
vated to regal heights In the nature- of
Samson's policy toward favored son.
Delight to the Kye.
Wonders had been done In transforming
the Den into a place that delighted the eye
and artUtlo senses. As tradition and con
venience has willed tt the throne was at
the north end, with the dancing floor, oc
cupying a rectangle. Inside the supporting
posts. These post were covered with
green cloth and ornamented with garlands
of smilax from r to bottom. Between
them and down the center from the heavy
rafters hung large basket of fern and
palms. At the end of the space opposite
the throne dais was the platform for the
musicians. Like the throne. It was heavily
banked with fernery. '
Among the smilax leaves. In the hanging
baskets, and playing hide and seek with
the plants, were numbers of green Incan
descent lamps. These Illumined the base of
the throne dais and the whole place with a
soft and pretty effect, which was main
tained until the knights entered. Then the
myriads of yellow incandescent s In the roof
of the vault twinkled out a flood of light.
Prior to this, however, there wa ample
opportunity to admire the light scheme at
the throne. Above the green sone was one
of dark red, rich hangings surmounting the
lamps. Above this was the conventional
railing. The throne Itself waa massive and
royal looking, . with a row of varicolored
lights at the top.
Knter the King.
At 9 o'clock the knight entered from
either side of the dais. They were attired
In the costumes worn In the electrical
parade. These were noteworthy for variety
and In splendor and coloring. One hundred
and twelve knights were In the march,
which was led by W. H. Elhourn and Cap
tain Charles Richardson. Forester In Lin
coin green rubbed elbow with king. var
lets with Pretnrlans of the Roman regime,
vikings with persons dressed like the
friends of Queen Isabella, hussars with
Turks, Indians, sailors, nymphs, Florentine
Then the knight drew up. fifty-six; on
either side, and the music changed from
a lively march to a stately air. Slowly
and In courtly fashion, preceded by a page
bearing his crown and flanked on either
side by the bishops who were to crown
him. walked the king, tall and Imposing,
his robes Just Jlke those told about In
fairy stories. Ak-Sar-Ben XI certainly
had no need to blush on account ot
Following his majesty came th faithful
board of governors: Emll Brandel. C. R,
Courtney, Gould Diet, W. H. Jardine. A.
J Ixive, H. J. Penfold, C. II. Plrken. Al
Powell, C. N. Roblnon, J. C. Root and
George F. West. The governors had donned
court dress, all In white, trimmed with
gold. They wore knee breeches and the
style of coat affected at the court of the
Mounting the throne the king was
crowned by his two bishops. The govern
ors remained In extended order down th
caeea Ret New Precedent.
Another custom wa broken In th en
trance of the escort to the queen. The
fourteen young women, each In whits, with
short tulle veils held In place with ostrich
tip and carrying red American Beauty
roses, came on the floor from the throne
dais. With a half walk, half dance, step
reminiscent of the minuet and courtly
days, they proceded down the hall to a
tapestried bower In the far southwest
corner where the queen wa harbored.
Without sufficient lapse of time to be called
a pause the escorting maid reappeared
and made their way In pair, as they had
entered, back to the throne.
Appear the queen and salvos of applause.
Every Inch a queen did she look and seem.
Tall and Imperious, yet full of gracious
smiles that came and went, betokening no
nervousness, but th dignified mein that
I counterpart to royalty. These smile
appeared and disappeared a acquaintance
were recognised In democratic fashion.
Each one brought a fresh burst of hand
clapping. Surrounded by her page her
majsatjr made tier way . gracefully to U.a
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