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CASTRO IS FOR WAR
Praiideit of Ytnenela Ordera Becraiti
Called to the Colon.
RUMOR OF REVOLT HEABO IN LAND
Bellieote Attitude of Ezeoatire Hot Gei
BLOCKADE WILL BE SIGNAL FOR RISING
Only Two Font Are capable of Kakinr,
RUSSELL IS PERSONA NON GRATA
American Minister Mar Given
Ills 1 Puaeports Because of
Alleged Siding; with
W1LLKMSTA1), Island of Curacao, Fri
day, teo. 2.X traveler wnu arrived here
toauy I rum Venezuela said:
"President Castro is busily engaged 1"
enlisting mrouMiiout the repubiiu and ta
other. ways piepariug lor war. Generals la
each stale have been commissioned, ana
oraeis have been aiven to caa tue recruit
to tne coloic.
"lniornuiuMi from the best sourca lndi
cates tnat tue people do not support Presi
dent Castio and on all sides are heard ex
presstons of a desire to revolt and over
throw the president s government as soon
as the Krei.cn blockade Is declared. ,
"A well Informed Venezuelan told me
that the troops wil desert their colors.
they have all been compelled to join the
army, voluntary enlistment being unknown
in Venezuela. Puerto Cauello and La
Guayra are the only ports capable of mak
ing a slight defense. The former has two
modern six-inch guns and the latter has
four modern six-inch guns, with the usual
display of old Spanish pieces wblcn would
' ' be blown to pieces at the first shots.
"It is doubted whether President Castro
can raise more than 16,000 men who will
take the field with any show of spirit. The
men are armed with Mauser rifles, but
they never practice shooting. They have
20,000,0u0 rounds of bail cartridges and a
'1 few mountain guns. The Venezuelan navy
consists of five small craft, concentrated
at La Ovjhyra.
"Well yosted persons express the fear
that Frslcb citlaens In Venezuela will be
in great Manger if war breaks out. Presl
ro Is of a revengeiul nature and
Hants of the country are at his
Russell Hot Liked.
It la rftoorted at Caracas that the Arner
lean minister, Mr. Russell, is persona non
grata, ojSlng to the apparent Biding of the
United JItates with France, and that he
may bl given hi passport. Matters are
Bearing? a climax. President Castro will
comv'V obedience to his will.
days ago the newspaper El Orlto
ueblo suggested that the people
not resist the French. The editor
Immediately i imprisoned without a
w of trial and the paper was suppressed.
YTha . German charge d'affaires Indlg-"-njantly
contradicts reports said to be cir
culated by President Castro and others of
his party that Germany is supporting
Vsnesuela's policy against France.
"General . Alcantra, a Venezuelan, edu
cated at West Point, baa been appointed to
the military command at La Quay re. He
has received orders to fire on any French
warships the moment they are sighted.'
MEDAL FOR PROF. CAMPBELL
California Astronomer Honored by
British Royal Society Beoans.
of Great Dtaoovorlea.
LONDON, Feb. . At a meeting of the
Royal Astronomical Society at Burlington
House this afternoon Ambassador Reld
received the gold medal of 1906, conferred
by the society on Prof, William Wallace
Campbell of the Lick observatory, Califor
nia. . The president of the society in pre
senting it lengthily recited Prof. Campbell's
great success In spectroscopic work, which
had greatly increased the world's knowl
edge of stellar motions. In the course of
his speech the president pleasantly referred
to Mr. Reld's family relations with the
Lick observatory, through V. O. Mills, who
Is an active trustee of that institution.
. Mr.: Reld replied briefly. He said It was
a pleasure to serve aa a medium for trans
mitting a mark of the society's distin
guished approval to a countryman on the
far Pacific coast and the personal clrcum
stances to which such a gracious allusion
had been made gave the duty special zest.
Prof. Campbell certainly would value the
decoration as highly as a soldier and a
statesman would value one sent by his
sovereign. He thanked the society In the
name of Prof. Campbell, the Lick observe
tory and the University of California.
PROF. PEAB0DY ENDS WORK
Last of Lectures at Berlin Is Deliv
ered by American In
BERLIN, Feb. 9.-Prof. Francis Green
wood Teauody of Harvard university de
livered his final lecturing engagement to
day, summarizing his work here. The
lecture was delivered in the largest hall
of the university, the doors of which had
to tie cloved, turnlnff manv neonle ivav
After the lecture Dr. Studt. the minister
of education, expressed the hearty thanks
and satisfaction of his ministry at the
Important Inauguration of the system of
excliaugtng professors, thereby instituting
an Intelloctual bridge between the two
peoples which Insures cordial relations.
The rector of the university. Prof. Diels,
proposed three cheers for Prof. Peabody,
which were given vigorously. Count von
Schmeltow. the emperor's adjutant, was
present In behalf of the emperor, who sent
the professor his photograph with an au
tograph. Prof. Peabody and Mrs. Peabody and
Dr. Dickie, pastor of the American church
here, and Mrs. Dickie will sail for New
York on the Hamburg-American line
CUDAHY TO TESTIFY TUESDAY
Rradlaa of Unrarid Reitort tn Jury
In Packer. Case Con.
CHICAGO. Feb. 9. The reading of the
report of Commissioner Garfield was. fin
ished In the packers' cast, just before ad
journment today. A recess was taken until
Tuesday,' when the first witness to b
plaeed upon the stand will probably be
fj Udaard Cudahy ut Omaha.
CHANGES ON ROCK ISLAND
Vacancies Canard by Death of Mar
shall Flcl, and Resignation of
XV. n. Leeds Filled.
NEW YORK. Feb. 9-Dlreetor of .six
comptinlcs In thc Rork Island railroad sys
tem at -meetings today elected officers to
fill vacancies left by the resignation of W.
JJ. Leeds. Offices held by the late Marshall
Field were also filled.
In position" formerly held by Mr. I,ceds
In the Rock Inland company Robert Mather
was elected a member of the finance com
mittee; James Campbell was elected a di
rector ai.d H. F. Yoakum was elected chair
man of the board of directors. Mr. Yoa
kum was also elected a member of the
finance committee In place of Marshall
At the Chicago, Rock Island A Pnciflo
Railway company's meeting James Camp
bell was elected a director and also a mem
ber of the executive committee In place of
Mr. Leeds. F. L. Hlne was elected a mem
ber of the executive committee to fill the
vacancy left by the death of Marshall Field.
At the Bt. Ixiuls ft San Francisco meet
ing C. W. Milliard was elected a director
and F. L. Hlne a member of the executive
committee, both succeeding Mr. Leeds.
The directors of the. Chicago ft Eastern
Illinois Railroad company chose George T.
Boggs a director and F. L. Hlne a member
of the executive committee In place of Mr.
At the Kansas City. Fort Scott ft Mem
phis Railway company's! meeting George T.
Boggs was chosen a director and C. W.
Hlllle.nl a member of the executive com
mittee Ip place of Mr. Leeds.
Director of the Evansrllle ft Terre Haute
Railroad company elected C. W. Milliard
director In place of Mr. Leeds.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8. The directors of
the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad
company decided today to pass the semi
annual dividend on the company's second
preferred stock, which falls duo March 1.
The reason for this action, it was ex.
plained, wa,s that the earnings of the com.
pany were needed to provide for Improve
ments. A statement submitted for add!
tlonal Improvements and enlarged terminal
facilities at St. Louis, and other points
amounted to $2,915,629, in addition to sums
already authorized for these purposes. The
action of the directors in passing the dlvt
dend was unanimous.
HARRIMAN ' LINE IN MEXICO
Southern Pnciflo to Extend Line Into
Pacific States of Southern
LOS . ANGELES, Feb. 9. The Express
says: Epes Randolph, . acting as the per
sonal agent of E. H. Harrlman of the
Southern Pacific, has quietly secured con
cessions from the Mexican government to
construct a line through the western coast
states of Mexico. The movement was car
tied on secretly and by the provisions of
the contract entered Into practically all
competition has been shut out in western
Nearly 100 miles of the new line has been
graded by the Southern Pacific in the con
struction of about 700 miles of road through
the richest portions of the states of Sonoro,
Sinaloa and Jallso, and the - territory of
Teplck to connect with the Cn-nanea. Rio
Yaqul ft Pacific in the north and the Mex
lean Central tn the south. The Southern
Paclfio Is to receive a bonus not to exceed
$15,000,000 at the .rate of 112,000 a kilometer,
or about (19,200 a mile. The aum of $240,000
Is paid for the concession and the papers
are signed by J. A. Naugle, representing
the Southern Paclfio, and Leandro Fernan
dos, secretary of state In the Department
of Communications and Public Works of
the Mexican government.
Tha ame road is tb be built in four sec
tlona. The first will extend from some con
venlent point on the Cananea, Rio Yaqul ft
Paclfio railway, which is controlled by the
I Southern Pacific, near the city of Alamosa,
Honors, southeast to the city of Cullacan,
Sinaloa. The second section will extend
from Cullacan to Mazatlan. The third sec
tion extends from some convenient point
on the point between Cullacan and Marat
lan, near the town of Sandlego, to Teplc I
the territory of the same name. The fourth
section will extned from Teplo to a con
venlent point on the Mexican Central be
ttween San Marcos and Guadalajara, the
capital of Jalisco, to which city the Mex
lean Central extension reaches.
CONSPIRACY CASE IN JOPLIN
Charles L. Blantoa Accused of riot
tins; to Secure Bribe (or
JOPLIN. Mo., Feb. 9. In the trial here
today of Charles L. Blanton, charged with
conspiracy In locating postofflce sites,
with A. Downing, W. T. Balrd and Fred
J. Wilson of Kirkville, Mo., told of paying
Dr. J. B. Vernon, a cousin who traveled
with Blanton, $800 for his services In
securing the selection of a certain site at
Kirksville. The money, they testified, was
raised by subscriptions from those inter'
J. D. Bowman and Charles M. Davis of
Louisiana, Mo., told of Vernon having
asked $3,000 to secure the selection of
certain site in that town.
W. C. Brown of Nevada, Mo., testified
that Vernon wanted $3,000 from J. H. Kelly,
who owned a sits at Nevada, but after
wards an agreement waa made whereby
Vernon was given $2,700. The Kelly site
was selected by Blanton.
M. M. Alexander of Batesvllle, Ark., tes
1 1 fled that he made a bargain with Dr.
Vernon that a postomoe was to be located
on a certain site, the owner of the site to
pay 2'0U tor the 'nnuence Vernon In
having the building located on his prop.
erty. Alexander said that the owner of
the Bite paid h!m $3,000 for Vernon's Influ
ence. Alexander gave Vernon $1,500, he said,
and kept $SO0 for himself. When Vernon
pocketed the $1,600, Alexander suid that
Vernon remarked: "I will give $l,0u) of
this money to Blanton for his part."
LUMBER TRUST IS DISBANDED
Purchase of Ono Company by Another
Ends Combination of Cali
last, has arrived there and that he lias
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9. The sale yes-j broken his 4ong silence regarding the shoot
terday of the stock of the San Francisco j ing and made the following statement:
Lumber company to the Belllngham Bay "Until-now I have refused to say who
Lumber company for $J0,ono. following the ! shot me. It baa keen a much mooted
passing out of existence on January 1 of question whether it was done by someone
the Pacific Pino 4.uniber company, marks ; interested in the Goebel murder case of
the death of the giant combination which ( Frankfort, Ky., In which I am credited
for eighteen years past has absolutely j with having been an important .witness, or
dominated the lumber business of thc west-
ern coast of America.
The death of the trust will have little
effect on the lumber Industry. For some
years it has been a' trust in name only.
Although nominally the business will now
be conducted on a basis of competition, as
a matter of fact the different concerns fix
their schedule of rates after oonsultatlun.
ROAD TO THE RESERVATION
General Ifanager Bidwell of Northwestern
Corrects Some Misunderstanding!.
BAIRD ENDORSED FOR INDIAN INSPECT0
Many Prominent Xebrnskuna In the
Capital on Business and Pleasure
Bent, One of Whom Dines
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) General M.-inager Bidwell of the
Northwestern road, stationed at Omaha,
ho has been In Washington for several
days on matters In relation to the forth-
omlng opening of the Shoshone Indian
reservation In Wyoming, left for New York
tonight. Mr. Bidwell came to Washington
primarily for the purpose of putting to
rest sensatlcnal stories In regard to the
railroad's intention to build a road, which
s to be 146 miles In length, from Casper to
Lander, about thirty miles of which will
pass through the eastern portion of the
reservation to be -opened to settlement.
Mr. Bidwell said fifty miles of road had
lready been built and work was progress
ing as rapidly as the contractors could per
The Shoshone reservation, which is to be
opened In June of this year, romprlses
bout 1,400,000 acres, and that portion to be
opened is north and eaRt of the Wind river
Wyoming. Mr. Bidwell is enthusiastic
over the outlook and says that Just as soon
as water can be gotten on the counlrv
through which his road will go It will be
one of the garden spots of America. "
Balrd Rndoraed for Inspector.
Today Congressman McCarthy, accom
panied by Congressman "Kennedy, had a
conference with Commissioner of Indian
Affairs Leupp In behnlf of H. C. Balrd,
who Is an applicant for an Indian inspec
torship, vice Inspector Jenkins of Iowa, re
signed. Senator Millard has also written a
strong letter In behalf of Mr. Balrd, who
was former agent at the Santee agency In
Nebraska, wHIch Is located In Mr. McCar
Experiments In Dry Farming-.
Congressman Mondell appeared before the
agricultural committee today In behalf of
an appropriation to be used by the secre
tary of agriculture for experiments In dry
Mr. Mondell will on Monday evening ad
dress the Middlesex club of Boston largely
upon the question of the tariff viewed from
a western point of view.
Pension for Mrs. Frederick.
Congressman Kennedy today succeeded
in passing a bill through the house to pen
sion Mrs. Helen A. Frederick of Omaha,
widow of the late General Charles Fred
erick, at the rate of $30 per month.
Many Nebraakana at Capital.
Nebraskans were greatly in evidence in
and about the senate and house of repre
sentatives today. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
S. Hayward of Omaha were interested
spoctators upon both bodies. M. A. Hall
of Omaha, who has been east for the past
two weeks, waa introduced to the Nebraska
delegation by Mr. Kennedy. It, 13.
Schneider, member of the . executive com
mittee of the national republican comthtr
tee, of .Fremont, and Horace G. Burt,
former president of the Union Pacific, were
also visitors at the capitol. Mr. Schneider
Is here tor the purpose of attending a din
ner which the president gave tonlgfht in
honor of the executive committee und offi
cers of the national republican committee.
Postmaster Ed R. Sixer of Lincoln was also
among the Nebraska contingent who have
arrived in Washington during the past
Hlar Buffalo Pasture.
Representative Burke today secured the
passage through the house of his bill au
thorizing the secretary of the interior to
lease land in Stanley county. South Dakota.
for a buffalo pasture. The bill authorizes
tho secretary of the interior to withdraw
from entry and to lease for a period of
ten years not exceeding 3.5C0 acres of tho
public domain in 8tanley county,' South
Dakota, to be used exclusively for the
pasturlnu of native buffalo. The object of
the bill is to enable James Philip to obtain
a lease of certain lands as a pasture for
a herd bf native buffalo, consisting of some
thing over 100 head, of which he Is the
cwner. The lands intended to bo leased
are on the Missouri river and consist of
hills and bluffs, and, though open to set
tlement and homestead entry since Febru-
ary 10, lSiO, have not been tuken on ac
"1 ,uc " "e-
cause they are not considered of sufficient
value for agricultural purposes to warrant
anyone to enter the same under provisions
of the homestead law.
Captain Theodore IS. Hacker, chief coin-
missary of the Department of the Missouri,
will proceed from Omaha to Valentine,
Schuyler, Neb., and Whitewood, 8. V.,
to inspect subsistence stores, returning to
Omaha upon the completion of this duty.
The application of M. M. Head, Albert
Head, R. C. Head, C. E. Marquis and A.
k' u "?V!r own!fe tl!',t,Ft Katlonal
has been approved by the comptroller of the
The comptroller has also approved the
conversion of the Letcher State bank at
Letcher, S. D., into the First National bank
of Letcher, with $25,000 capital.
Postmaster appointed: South Dakota -Cresbard,
Faulk county; Frank B. Bryant,
vice J. R. Whltton, resigned. Wyoming
Blnford, Albany county; Harriet J. Shaw,
vice A. F. Blnford. rusigned.
Iowa rural routes ordered established
April t: Rlngsled, Emmet county; route i,
population, 380; houses, 70. Wallingford,
Emmet county; route 1; population. i6;
EHLERS TELLS OF SHOOTING
California Man lays Ho Was
by Senator Mow la
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9 A dispatch to
the Ext miner from Los Angeles aays that
Charles Ehler. who waa shot Just above
I the heart in Bakersfleld on December 7
! State Senator E. J. Emmons of Bakers-
i lie then goes on to declare that Emmons
shot him for an alleged luault to Mrs. Em
mons. Emmons Is now serving a terra In the
state penitentiary, having been convicted
of boodllng stubs' last sasaion of the legislature.
IOWA LEADS NAVAL CADETS
Allan J. f hantrey of Malvern Makes
Class Record for the Entire.
ANNAPOU9. Md., Feb. 9. The official
figures of the standing Of the graduates
during the whole course were Issued tnd -.).
Allan J. Chantrey, Jr., of Malvern, la
lends the clnss with a multiple of 617.25;
Whltford Drake of Waltham, Mass., Is sec
ond with 515.21, and John Paul Miller of
Lancaster. Ky., third, with 814.79.
Among the first seven graduates with j
"star" rank, having received S3 per cent
as an aggregate in all subjects, was Wil
liam C. Parker. Jr.. of Salt Lake City, ftah.
Robert L. Ghormley of 'Moscov,-, Idaho;
Russell Wilson, Wyoming: Stephen W.
Wallace, Salt Lake City, Utah; Walter W.
Lnrshbeugh, Fargo, N. D.; Lew M. Atkln.
Butte, Mont.; Vestal P. Coggln. Boise, Id
aho: William A. Classford, Jr., Las Vegas.
N. M. ; Rsy 8. McDonald, Grafton, N. D.
and Herbert J. French, Lancaster, Mo.,
were among the first twenty-five in the
Three midshipmen who are members of
the first cla.s will have charges of hazing
lodging against them tomorrow, and twelve
more have been deficient In one or more
branches of study. An even hundred will
receive their diplomas from Secretary Bon
aparte on Monday.
Among the other graduates are:
Frank J. Fletcher. Marshstltnwn. Is.:
Doufflass L. Howard, Illinois; AMlo F. Prae
nial, Fremont, Neb. ; Tt'otfias Withers. 1r..
Denver, Colo.; Carroll S. Graves. Spokane.
v. y Delano. MurphvshorO. '11.: Robert W. !
SpolTord, Kansas; Ptepnert Doherty, Shaw- I
neetown. Ill; Phillip II. Field, Denver, !
B. ft: RoTandV VrdIn RXTt i
K lfnrtcr, Winfteld. Kan. ! -Sherwood E. A. !
Tafflndcr. Pan Francisco: Donald P. Morri
son, Missouri; Alexander Phavp, Jr., at
large; Edwin A. Wolleson. Belleville, 111.;
Raleigh B. Hughes, Portland, Ore.
No standing Is assigned to Midshipman
Victor N. Metcalf of Oakland, Cal., as he
has been 111 and has not completed his ex
aminations, r ,
The graduation german held tonight at
the Naval academy armory was a most
brilliant affair. Only midshipmen of the i
first class participated. It was led by Mid- ;
shtpman William Alexander Glassford, Jr.,
of Las Vegas, N. M., Srd Miss Vivian
Cameron of Washington, D. C.
The decorations were green and white,
the clnss colors. Streamers of bunting
hung from the rafters and the sides of the
gallery were covered with Scotch broom. J Callahan before the other trial. The wlt
On one side of the center of the room a i nesa "ald ne could not have been sure of
miniature fort was erected with port- !
holes and guns and the' favor stand was
opposite. A number of novel figures were
TRI-CHURCH COUNCIL ENDS
Three Committees Will Continue
Work of Elaborating
Merger Plan. -
DAYTON, O.. Feb. 9.-The tri-church
council adjourned this afternoon after it
had concurred In the reports of the com
mittee ' on vested Interests, doctrine and
polity. The committees were made per
manent creatures of the council and or
dered to continue at work on the elabora
tion of the various details that enter Into
the polity of the three denominations.
The subcommittee on polity. will also have
Under consideration the name for the united
organization and this will be submitted at a
meeting of the general council to be held
within eighteen months, the exact date and
place to be later decided upon by the coun
After the meeting of the council its final
deliberations, or rather the Interpretation
and elaboration of the general plans agreed
upon at the sessions Just concluded, will be i nomeg of Eddie's boy friends and also vls
submltted to the national conference of the lte(J a bowling alley, thinking he might be
tnree aenominaiions representee ror nnai j
approval. Thus actual organic unity will J
Thus actual organic unity will J
Tect for at least three years.
noi oe in eiieev ior ai .eBBl mree years.
Senator Edmunds of Kansas Invited the
council to hold its next sosslon In Topeka
and it is probable the Invitation will be ac-
DESTROYS OIL TOWN
! Business Portion of Littleton, West
Ylrarinln, Burned, Causing
Loss of aM,UOO.
Nfc,W MARTINSVILLE. W. Va., Feb. 9.
Fire broke out in Littleton, an oil town
near here, today, una before it could be
extinguished nearly every business house
i was destroyed, about SuO of the 1,500 In-
j habitants were without homes und a flnan-
cial less of 'more than $Jt),0X0 was sus-
tallied. The fire broke out about noon In
lhe attl0 ot the w M. Crow grt)L.fryi ln
tno center of thc town Insjde of twenty
' minute, tne entlre business block along
j tne Baltlmo,e & Ohio track was blazing,
. ., ... .. , .u.
; ,0use, the Commercial hotel and several
j smaiier ,tore, and residences. From this
block the flames swept across the Balti
more & Ohio railroad track to the Ex
change bank and the Dclbrugge hotel.
Flames spread from house to house with
great rr.pldlty. Assistance waa sent from
Wheeling and also from Cameron, W. Va.,
i wind carried the flames across the streets
si mi fiviiMiiiiifrt whb rfgnrinti in. niir r riA mvn
j and over tracks, licking up the frame
dwellings in its path, one hundred houses
SEWER FRAUDS IN BROOKLYN
City Employes and Contractors
Accused of Swindling: City
Out of Lara. Bun... '
NEW YORK. Feb. 9.-S!x Indictments.
charging conspiracy in sewer swindles, by
which the city of Brooklyn is suld to have i
been defrauded out - of
mousana aouars. were loaay nanuea down
by a grand Jury
Those indicted were
' ?,rookiyn "'f m P: mj
his office, Charles M. Wells and Frank M.
Wandi'lU and Martin J. McMahon, chief
of the department of sewer claims in the
comptroller's office In Manhattan; Exam
ining Inspector of Sewers John B. Bran
Ian and Daniel Casey, contractor. The
first four named were arraigned today
and held in $1,500 hall each for trial. They
j pleaded net guilty. The city Is alleged to
have been defrauded by false claims caused
by flooded sewers.
STATUE OF THEODORE THOMAS
Memorial for Famous Conductor
Be Plncrd In Clnrlnnntl
CINCINNATI. Feb. 9.-Beglniilng with a
subscription of $6,000 from A. Howard
H Inkle, former president of the May Fes
tival association, a fund waa started today
for the erection of a suitable memorial to
Theodore Thomas In this city. The me
morial will probably b a statue of the
famous conductor and will be planed la the
foyer of Musis balL
COPY OF LETTER ADMITTED
Duplicate of Kidnapers' Rote Finally
Introduced in Pat Grows Case, .
E. A. CUDAHY TELLS OF SON'S ABDUCTION
la Ornithic Manner He Also Describes
Ills Recovery by Compliance
' th Demand of the
rXlward A. Cudnhy followed his son on
the witness stand in Judge Sutton's depart
ment of the district court yesterday, where
Pat Crowe Is on trial on the charge of rob
bing Mr. Cudahy of $25,000, the amount he
is alleged to have demanded and received
as ransom for Eddie Cudahy, whom he and
a pal are accused of having kidnaped. Mr.
Cudahy graphically recited the details of
the remarkable case. He said his first in
formation that his son had been kidnaped
came to him in the letter found In his front
yard, written and left by the kidnapers. He
described minutely how he proceeded to get
!$X.0O In gold from the Oeiaha National
bank and convey It to the place designated
by the desperadoes. Young Cudahy com
pleted his testimony before his father began.
M. L. Sears, formerly Mr. Cudahy's attor
ney, testified to having made a copy of the
letter left In the yard, and after much ob-
Jectlng by the defense. County Attorney
Slabaugh had this copy introduced as evl-
doncp- William Wallace, vice president of
the Omaha' National hank, told of giving
the money to Mr. Cudahy's agents. The
"al continues to excite great Interest and j
fill the courtroom.
As soon as court convened Eddie Cudahy
was taken In hand hy Judge Ritchie for
the . defense. The examination consisted
mainly In a comparison of his testimony
In the present case with the story he told
In the Callahan case. Mr. Ritchie brought
out from the witness that he was aware
that December 22 was the shortest day In
the year and that the alleged kidnaping
occurred three dnvs nrior to that time.
None of the main facts testified to by the
young man Thursday were changed In the
Identification of Cnllnhnn.
Mr. Ritchie laid considerable stress on
the way the witness was able to Identify
the Identification if he had not heard Cal
lahan s voice In Chief Donahue's office
after the arrest of the former.
"Callahan always walked hard on 'his
heels," hg said in the redirect examina
tion. "The man in the chief's office walked
the same way. When the dark man pro
nounced the word Cudahy he said "Cud
ahee." He talked with a peculiar twang
as if he didn't open his teeth very wide.
He used my name at the Grover street
house and In the chief's office and pro
nounced It the same way each time."
.When the elder Mr. CuCany went on tho
stand ha related first the events of tho
night of the kidnaping. He said he and
Mrs. Cudahy were away from home wjien
tho boy left. They returned about 10
o'clock and found Eddie had not returned.
After searching the premises he sent the
coachman Andrew Gray, to Dr. Rustln's
house, to pee If he' had been there. The
coachman returned with the news that he
had been there early In the evening. Then
the witness rang up the police and reported
the disappearance, thinking the boy mlsht
have been injured in some accident and
taken to a hospital. The police had heard
nothlmr of 'him and after a further search
I tne ,trgeant sent -two officers, with
i whom Mr. Cudahv made the rounds of the
,here m company with some of his college
frends. The search was given op that
frends. The search was giver
n, ht and the detectives left.
. ht anj the detectives left, two more
going out to the house at 6 o'clock the next
Letter In Front Yard.
Describing the finding of the letter In the
front yard the witness bald:
"My coachman, Andrew Gray, was sweep
ing the sidewalk, when he found the let'er.
I was at the window and saw him pick It
up. He gave It to me at the door. It win
i attached to a stick by a piece of string and
S a safety pin. The envelope was sealed. I
opened It and began to read It aloud.. As
BOon as I rend the boy had been kidnaped
: my wife collapsed and fell to the floor. I
' stopped reading and attended to hor, and
' after she recovered I went Into another
! room and passed the letter to General
' Cowln and he read It several times."
! Before he had finished reading the letter
llie witness said the tclephope rang and he
. RIl8Wered it. The voice at the 6ther end of
the wire asked: "Did you find that letter
in the front yard?" The witness responded
h. k. i,. . Ton hii i.eti.r . .....
and look for it till you find It." the voice
Tries to Find Number.
Mr. Cudahy said he at once called up
central and asked for, the number that had
j been connected with his 'phone, and was
: min the number, aa he. remembered it. wan
1 1622, a livery barn on Leavenworth be-
i rrriitiAi n inn rnirr i--.ii i-sir atrauis
j He rang up this number and asked for the
j person he had been talking to. He, was
; told by the person wno .answered the
.'phone that the man bad just gone out of
j the stable. An attempt to , recall him
1 fel. The witness started to tell more
I of the conversation be bad over the tele-
phone, but objections by the defense were
j sustained. .
The witness ld he had been advised by-
General Cowln and Chief Donahue not to
I comply with the demands in the letter, as
,h Ba,d he haj n0 assurance he would
, ,hB hnv OT tnat the kldnanees would
riemana more money, 1 ne- witneiu
.,, ,h. nnaltion that the hem thlnir h
i . , fiws direction in th. le.f.
j tins ix n T . .-aj w uw
I . . .. j...hj ., , .''.
Mr. Cudahy detailed the copying of the
Ol . . . .1 lAnftlflH .nnw V. .. .1 I .
'AUorney 81ab-'h ;
i copy; Me aiso laeniiuru, ine paper the
copy was wnutn on ty me moongram
Initials of Mrs. CudaUy.
Bltrhlo Opnoses Ulvlaa- Letter.
When County Attorney Slabaugh offered
the copy in evidence and made a formal
j demand upon the defendant, through his
attorney, to turn over the original, Mr.
Ritchie objected, on the grounds that the
offer and demand were made for the pur
pose of prejudicing the minds of the Jury
and that there was no evidence connecting
the defendant with the letter. Mr. Sla
baugh did nut insist on a ruling, but said
he waa willing to wait until further testi
mony had been adduced.
The witness told of getting the $2C.000 In
gold from the Omaha National bank and
the trip he took with Mr. McGrath, head
cattle buyer for the firm, when the money
was placed by the side of the lantern. The
defense objected to a statement that there
was $3,000 In the sack on the ground that he
bad not counted It and did not know of his
own ' knowledge. He testified aa to the
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THE BEEJ3ULLETIN. I
Forecast for ehrasbn-Falr Saturday.
Sunday fair and Warmer. .
1 C natTo Is Prepsrlnr for Wr.
nnnd to Reservation Helnu Pushed.
Copy of Letter to CnHshy Admitted
Senators Consider the Rate BUI.
S Dolnn Resorts to Injunction.
Ststlst Una n Job for Amerlcn.
5 Scvrs from All Ports of ebrnsk.
4 Reds Reopen Cnmpnlarn In Rnssln.
Russian avnl Officers Punished.
B Omaha Man Heard on Insurance.
Three Runan-ny Accidents Fntsl.
Troops May Be Seeded Xrar China.
n Fads In the Pnlille Schools.
Opinions hy State Supreme Court.
T Flsht Twenty Rnands to n Drnvr,
Attractions nt the Piny Houses.
Contributions to Letter Box.
8 Walrott'a Bluff Was a Winner.
Plain Farts About Panama Canal.
1 Insurance Mnn on Reciprocal Tax.
Rnrllnaton to Build In Montnna.
Disconsolate lover Seeks Prison.
it Affairs at Sonth Oinnhn.
Talk In l,ocnl Political Field.
4 Deficiency Bill Pnsscs the Senate.
Commercial Review of the Week.
6 Financial and Commercial.
T Council Blnffs and Iowa News.
Smoot Prosecution Rests Case.
H Million for Phone Improvements.
Temperature nt Onin.ha Yesterday
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TWENTY KILLED IN MINE
Latest K.stlmnte of Fatalities In
Disaster In Colliery nt Oak
Hill, W. Vs.
HINTON, W. Vo., Feb. 9.-It is now
ptoably settled that there were thirty
one men In the Parrell mine near Oak Hill,
Fayetto county, when the explosion oc
curred there yesterday afternoon. Eleven
were rescued alive, six bodies have been
recovered, leaving fourteen In the mine.
Some of . those rescued alive are badly In
jured and two will likely die.
The dead bodies so far taken out are:
V . 'S CUVI A
All the above were white. Robert Gill,
who was rescued alive, has both legs
broken, and Donald Bell Is badly crushed.
The men rescued olive were not In that
part of the mine where the explosion oc
curred, which accounts for their rescue.
It Is thought that the remaining four
teen bodies can be gotten out tonight.
MOB AFTER THREE NEGROES
Men Convicted of Criminal Assnult
Taken to Knoxvlllc to Safe
? Ivvr-vlnM. ; ..
KNOXVILLE Tenn., Feb. .-Ed John
son. Floyd Westfield and Ed Smith, three
negroes whose lives have been sought
moro than once by mobs at Chattanooga,
were brought here toulght Sheriff Shlpp
and deputies for safe keeping.
Johnson was found suilty ut criminal
assault this morning at Chattanooga and
sentenced to bo hanged March 13. He will
be ket here until the date of his execu
tion. Westfield and Smith are under ar
rest for similar offenses. Westfield has
been convicted, but has never been sen
tenced. Smith's trial is set for hearing next
Tuesday at Chattanooga, but the sheriff
cannot say as yet whether he will take
his prisoner home for trial on that day
owing to the tense feeling against ull of
BEAVERS' TRIAL IS POSTPONED
Attorney In the Case la Busy
the Hearing; of Senator
WASHINGTON. Feb. The trial of
George W. Beavers, former State Senator
George E. Green of Blnghamton. N. Y..
j and W. D. Doremus on Indictments all"
I ... -
ing iraua in connection wnn 1 1 icuinj 8f,Ud that not a dollar had been paid for
of postal contracts, which was set for ; the property by the National City bank. Hs
Monday next, has been postponed until declared that there ought to be an Investl
the following Monday. gatlon by congress of the whole affair.
This action was made necessary for the Assistant Secretary Taylor of the Treas
reason that Attorney A. 8. Worthlngton of j ury department replied to the charges, in
counsel in the cases will be unable to con.
elude his work before the Senator Smoot
investigation committee until a week hence.
MORE PAY FOR CARPENTERS
( Chlcnajo Vnlon signs Three-Year Con
CHICAGO, Feb. 9. The union carpenters
of Chicago today secured an Increase tn
wages aggregating more than $1,000,000 a
year through a three-year agreement with
the Carpenters' and Builders' association.
By the terms of the contract the men are
given an advance from 60 to 55 cents an
hour for the first year with a further In
crease to 604 cents an hour for the lubt
two years of the agreement. About .0(0
members of the union are benefited by the
OMAHA MAN SECURES CHILD
Conrt Awards Hint Custody of Adopted
Child Tikes Away by
LEWISTON. Mont., Feb. 9.-'(Speclai Tele
gram.) William VanDusen of Omaha has
wdu his suit brought here to secure pos
session of a 3-year-old adopted child. He
and his wife were divorced and the wife
came here, bringing the child with her.
VanDusen came to Montana and instituted
habeas corpus proceedings to secure pos
seaMion of the child, which was today de
cided in his favor. .
Movements of OeVnn Vessels Feb. 9.
At Liverpool Arrived: Slavoula, from
At Naiiles Arrived: Princess Irene, from
At Palermo Hailed: Algeria, for New
At Genoa Bailed: Prazile, for New York.
At Londsn Sailed: Maine, for New York.
At Boston Arrived: Caledonian, from
At Queenstown Arrived: Campania,
from New York
At Ponta Del Gada Arrived: Romanic,
At Plymouth Arrived: Rotterdam, from
At UovUle-Balled: Nunil.tian. for Hali
HEPBURN BILL UP
Senate Committee Begini Consideration of
House Bate k enure.
ROW BETWEEN D0LLIVIR AND ALDRICH
Iowa Senator Charges Opposition wilb
Attempting to Frerent Legislation.
RHODE ISLAND MAN DENIES CHARGEv
Sajs He is Acting in Gcod Faith and Will
Talk at Ha Pleases.
SHARP REPLY BY HAWKEYE STATESMAN.
He Too Will Choose Ills Own Words
to Characterise the Turtles
that Have Been He
WASHINGTON", Feb. 9. The senate com
mittee on Interstate commerce today began
consideration of tho Hepburn rate bill,
which paused the house yesterday. Today
was devoted V the first section, which
dcsrrlb s the kind of transportation to
which the act shall apply,
Severn! amendments were suggested by
senators unfriendly to the bill, but nono
was voted on today.
It Is generally conceded that tho Hep
. burn bill, with only few modifications.
will Itnve a majority report when the com
' mittce votes next Friday.
It became evident during the dl3eusslon
of the various smendmcnts that tho ar
rangement to discuss the bill during' tho
next week would nccomplish no 'Important
result, so print were the differences of tho
opponents and chnmplons of the bill. Sen
ators Plapp and Itolllver charged that the
nriiendnients were offered to obstruct the
perfection of n bill that stands a good
chance to become s law.
E'-nntor Aldrich replied that the amend
ments had been offered seriously, where
upon Senator Clapp announced that he
would "waste no more time'" In the consid
eration of a bill, but would be present to
vote upon the measure on February 18. He
then left the committee room.
After the departure of Senator Clapp,
Senator Dolllver tcok tho committee to task
for Its "levity" In considering railroad rate
leRlslation. He called attention to the fact
that the committee had been conducting
hearings since Inst summer and had not
arrived at uny agreement. Ho charged that
some memfcirs of the committee did not ap
pear to desire an ncreement. ;
Objection was mode by Senator Aldrich
to the charge that "levity" had been dis
played, and raid thnt he had been serious
In everything that he had offered. Warm
ing to the defense of his sincerity he
said Ihr.t he would talk in any manner he
pleased tn discussing thn proposed legisla
tion r.nd would not be called to account by
The Iowa Senator, who Is the particular
champion of thev!epburn bill, with equal
emphasis replied tlnt he too would choose
his own language characterise aa he
chose the methods-thaXiesM had baea
resorted to. " " 1
Chairman Elklns, who had participated
In the early dispute, rapped for order and
a few minutes later the committee ad
journed. "ALE OK SEW YORK CI STOMS HOIHG
Mr. Taylor Makes Cnnflicllna Mata
menfs In Defending: Deal.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. A hearing wad
held today before the house committee on
public buildings and grounds on the resolu
tion Inindueed by Representative Fuller of
New York In regard to the old New Yorlt
custom house property. The resolution
called for Information as to when the deed
was execuled, where It was deposited and
why It has not been recorded in New York,
county and for other Information in connee-j
tlon with the sale of the property. 1
Mr. Sulzer stated to the commltee that
the authorities in New York have nfever
been able to find out when It was executed
or wliero It was deposited or any Informa
tion concerning It. He also assailed the
Treasury department for the transaction,
pronouncing It an unspeakable outrage on
the government and on the city of New
York. He stated that the property was
worth fr,,GCO,ooo when it was sold and Is
v.orth $1 OCO,(00 miw. He stated that moro
I tnan ji.ftr.O-X) had nlrendy been puld to th
i rsauonai i.ny o;inn tor rent, hp runner
the first place; he said, no deed ever had i
been executed, therefore It could not be Je-.7
posited anywhere and could not be re-H
corded. The reason the deed had not been ft
executed was because the rtronertv was tint ri"
fully paid for and under the contract the
National City bank was not compelled to
mako flns.1 payment and get the deed until
the new custom house was completed
In reply to the charge that the National
City bank had not paid a dollar for the
property he said the full amount had been
actually transferred to the credit of tho
government at the aubtreasury . in New
York, making a payment as complete as
though the actual currency bad been paid
over. Mr. Taylor stated that the transac
tion connected with lhe sale of the custom
house property was as clean and intelligent
a transaction as any ever made by a pubUa
i The resolution of Mr. Sulzer provides that
the attorney general shall furnish informa
tion about the deed. The commltee agreod
to make a favorable reixirt on Mr. Suiter's
resolution after It shall have been amended
so that the secretary of the treasury is the
official of whom Information concerning the
custom house sale shall be sought. ,
I.AWSOX YldlTS THE CAPITOL
Boston Speculator Is Guest of Mr.
McCnll nt Luncheon.
WASHINGTON. Feb 9.-Thomas W.
Lanson of Boston was bt the capital today.
He came to the senate, wing first and theit
went to the houwe to see Representative
McCall of Massachusetts. Mr. Ijtwson wa3
the guest of Mr. McCall at luncheon at the
Capitol restaurant, at which Speaker Can
non, Representative John Sharp William.
Representative William Aldcn Smith and
Representative Llttlelield were other guest "i.
Mr. Lawson had a conference with Senator
LaFollette of Wisconsin during the after
noon. Thn senator la a member of the In
surance ciimiiilssltin which Mr. Lawson or
ganized lust summer and the conference
was In relation to insurance affairs.
Mr. Lawson had a talk with Senator
a Folletto of Wisconsin to obtain his con
sent to act as a member ot the committer
to vote at the coming annual meeting
the proxies of the policyholders of several
of the. life Insurance companies of Kei'
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