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OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKXIXU, FEBKUARY 17, 1W6 TWELVE PAGES.
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HATE RII.I. f.OES AVER
Senate Committee Adjourn Until "Thursday t
Without Vote on Appeal Feature. j
BOTH SIDES ASSUME WAITING ATTITUDE 1
Senator Oullom Aked to Be Counted
Against the Amendment.
MINOR CHANGES ARE VOTED
Comnieroe Commission Increased from live
to Sine Members.
KNOX . MAY PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT
Rumor that Pennsylvania Senator la
Preparing a Coart t'banga
' Arrestable to th
A A&HINOTON. Feb. lt-"Wt have heard
many opinions on the railroad rate
question as there are members of tnc com
mittee and each mon l atrald to bring Iho
court review fentur ta a vote," said Chair
man Llklns to.jay when the senate com
mittee on interstate conunerce aojourned
until next Thursday without having taken
a vote on a bill or considered an amend
ment for Judicial review ot orders of the
Interstate . Commerce commission. This
statement was mads In the presence of
Senators Dolllver and Clapp, who arc con
tending for the Hepburn bill In the form
that It came from the house. It was said
In Jest, but it is believed that It more
nearly, expressed the situation than any
previous alleged " authoritative announce
ment.' The committee agreed that Impor
tant amendments will not bo voted on until
Friday of next week.
Ostensibly the committee adjourned be
cause: Benator Tillman waa suddenly taken
ill with threatened pneumonia and could
not be present and because Benator Cullom
H1 return from Florida some time next
week and cast his vote In the committee.
The real reason for adjournment Is lielicvcd
to be the attitude of certain democratic
members In not disclosing their osltlons
on tho court review ' feature. Neither re
publican faction In the committee was cer
tain of the outcome and a vote thercroi-c
was not insisted 1 upon today.' Supporters
of tho house bill were encoursged. how
ever, , from a tolegram received todny by
Chairman Elklns from Benator Cullom ask
ing to be counted against amendments to
tho Hepburn-Dolllvef bill If a vote were
' to Increase Commlasloa.
Without taking up the question of ju
dicial! review of orders of the commission,
the oommlsslon considered many amend
ments' offered to' other sections ot the
houso' bill. Senator Carmack offered an
amendment Increasing the Interstate Com
merce commission from five to nine mem
bers. ' This amendment was adopted by a
vote of six to live as follows:
Affirmative Elklns, A Idrlch, Kean, Car-
DiHfk,,'otr and Craae, ,: '" '
''64'ticJ,brllV1f., Dolliver,' Clapp. Me-
Lauritv and Newlouda.
It was - agreed, however, that Messrs.
Cullom and Tillman may have their votes
recorded on this amendment and this may
change the result, though this is not be
Another amendment offered by Senator
Carmack to fix the liabilities of common
carriers, railroad and transportation com
panies for negligence, was adopted unani
mously ond will be Incorporated In or added
to' the bill as ft new section. The amend
ment; Is as follows:
That any .common carrier. rallroad or
transportation company receiving property
for transportation from a point in one state
to a point In another state, shall Issue a
receipt or bill of lading therefor, and shall
, be liable to the holder thereof for any loss,
damage or Injury to such property caused
by the negligence of any cum mon carrier,
railroad or transportation company to
which such property may be delivered or
over, whose line or lines such property may
pass, and no contract, receipt, rule or reg
ulation snail exempt aucn common carrier,
railroad or transportation company from
the liability herein Imposed: provided, that
nothing In this section shall deprive the
bolder of such receipt or bill of lading from
any remedy or right of action which he
now nas under existing law.
That the common carrier, railroad or
transportation company Issuing such re.
celDt or bill of lading shall be entitled to
recover from the common carrier, railroad or
transportation company through whose neg
ligence lite loss, damage or injury shall have
been sustained the amount of such loss,
damage or injury as It may be required to
ay to the owners or such property.
Several amendments were suggested pro- 1
Vldlng for both Inclusion and exclusion of
express companies and proprietary cars un
der the bill, but no action was taken. Sen
ator Foster desires that express companies
shall be Included and gave notice that ho
would call for a vote on such an amend
ment at the next meeting of the commit
tee. There was also a number of amend
ments offered to section 1 of the Hepburn
bill on the subject of what Is known as
Kaos Mar Propose Amendment.
No amendments were offered at the ses
sion today which had any bearing on the
court features affecting rates fixed by the
commission. It has been said that Benator
Knox will prepare an amendment on that
subject acceptable to the president, but this
rumor could not be confirmed. Benator Aid
rich, who represents the faction seeking to
amend the bill, does not credit the report
nor does Senator Dolllver. who is
to have the bill passed without amendment
i n that subject.
Helta tor Bpooner has a plan relating to
the adjustment of differences between the
Interstate Commerce commission and com
mon carriers respecting rates, but he Is not
ready to make the details public. This plan
provide that when a common carrier pro
tests against a rate fixed by the commission
Vnd seeks a restraining order the common
carrier may be compelled to pay into the
courts, weekly or monthly, amounts equal
ing tb difference between the. rates estab
lished hy the railroad and fixed by ath
oommlsslon. These payments are to be held
by the courts pending the review and re
turned to the railroads In the event the
commission's 'order was declared unreason
able. If the commission's order should be
upheld the money held by the courts would
be paid, not to the shipper, bat to the pro
ducer of the commodity shipped. Senator
Bpooner has not perfected the plan to his
own satisfaction, but he Is devoting a great
deal of thought to It. It Is said that the
tupportrrs of .the house bill would not op
pose, an amendment of that character, for
the reason that It does not suspend the
operation of the commission In fixing rates
and would tend to dircourage frequent ap
peal Both republican faction express the be
lief that Attorney General Moody la the
president's chief adviser on the subject of
. pending railroad rate legislation, and he la
opposed to any amendments looking to tha
retrial of any case after the commission haa
' Investigated a rate and corrected It tr found
to be unjust or discriminatory.
( I.. I, H.lnrrn (oant WII1
Minister of Interior
has reached the Associated Press that the
nperate strug-tio which im been nging
In the government between the reactionary
and the progressive forces Is approaching
a culmination nnd must end within a few
days in the resignation either of. Minister
of the Interior Dumnvo, who is leading
the movement for thorough-going repres-
lon. or of I - nler Witte and several other
The que t Issue Is the withdrawal
of the cxt liiry powers confided in
governors g. throughout the empire,
which In in,l es. it Is alleged, have
been exercised V repression, not only
of political dls .-4 but also of the po
litical activity ft" the parties. The discus
sion has reached such art acute and pas
sionate stage In (lie cabinet that no other
Issue than the fall of one faction or the
other is possible.
. MlrJ-r of Agriculture Kutler, the Assn.
clatetj Press has been Informed on ex
cellent author")-, has resigned. The an
nouncement of the aceptnnce of his res
Ignstion. which wss due to Influential op
position to his project for rxproprlstlon of
private lands nnd their division among the
peasants, may be expected shortly. It Is
stated that M. Kutler, who like his prede
cessor, M. Yermoloff, Is possessed of ex
ceedingly strong progressive tendencies,
will leave the state, service entirely, not
even receiving the usual "promotion" to the
council of the empire, the body which Is
reserved for discarded ministers.
Rumor is busy with other changes to
follow the first break In the cabinet of
Count Wltte. The most persistent story
Is directed at the premier himself, who,
according to a general report, Is credited
with having bluntly Informed Kmperor
Nicholas that he must choose between
him and Minister of the Interior Durnovo,
who through his control of the police ma
chinery of the empire, has been pushing
repression to the extreme and throwing all
tho elements of society Into opposition to
the government. The Associated Press
wss authorised todny at Count WItte's
office to deny positively tho report that
Count Witte had nl ready relgned; but the
words of an ofTlclnl high in the premier's
confidence, that he could vouch for' the
fact that "at the present moment the re
port Is untrue," Indicate that there may
be something In the wind.
FEAR NO TROUBLE IN CHINA
Government Will Prevent an I'prlslng
While Imperial Commlasloa
' Is Abroad.
LONDON, Feb. 17. No news has reached
the missionary societies In London of the
reported disturbance at Nganklng and
therefore It la considered that even if an
attack has been made nothing serious can
have happened. There are some American
students at Nganking. Since the mission
opened there thirty years ago there never
haa been any trouble with the natives,
The secretary of the China Inland mission,
speaking on the subject, said he thought
It aulte unlikely that them would ha an
general ratslnff and TliarlierVas convinced
the' Chinese government would -not en
Courage anti-foreign trouble, especially
whilst the Chinese Imperial commission was
visiting the United States and Europe. II"
added that China was not likely to forget
the lesson taught It In 190 and that Japan
would certainly warn China against per
mitting anything of the kind.
Tho London newspspers do not pay much
attention to the Chinese question. The
Morning Post thinks the advice and in
fluence of Japan upon China will suffice
to prevent any serious outbreak and that
in any case Japans army In Manchuria
could soon be sent to restore order should
real trouble arise. -
Chinese stocks yesterday fell heavily on
the London exchange.
in an Interview with the Hong Kong
correspondent of the Tribune a high Chi
iiirnio ine existence of a
dangerous anti-foreign feeling, especially In
the region between the Tangtse river and
Hong Kong, and predicted that an out-
oreax wouia occur sooner or Inter. This
official suggested concerted action by the
powers to enforce reform on the Chinese
government, which In his opinion Was the
only lasting remedy.
COUNTESS ASKS SEPARATION
Divorce from Bon! do Castellans Will
Be Requested "Iraent" Writ
Served on Defeudaat.
auo. rra. n.-n " urgent writ was
today served on Count Bonl de casleilane,
malting him aerendant in the separation
procedings of his wife, formerly Anna
Uould. This decisive step was taken after
renewed (Torts to effect a reconciliation
had proved fruitless.
The count acoepted service of the writ
even oil. lug upon the countess' lawyers to
facilitate fixlnff utvin n niue
writ enulil he .lelivereri Tm Km
" - ftsu, 1 1 WUII1
plaint was niea at the same time, it
follows very closely the countess' prima
facia showing when she first asked the
court's permission to take action against
her husband, but it mentions no names,
but particularises certain Incidents In
which the count is alleged to have jmrticl-
I pated and It asks for a decree fur what
the French law terms "separation of body
and PI"" " complete material
separation without a dissolution of the
bonds of matrimony. The court holds the
bill of complaint In the strictest secrecy,
but the foregoing are J lie essential features
of lu contents. It cm be stated with ab
solute positlveness, now that the countess
has formally Inaugurated her action, that
It Is her Intention to secure, a decreo at
! th" uarllet dal possible. The count will
not contest the granting of a ducree.
The countess will retain her title under
the form of procedure finally adopted, but
If the decree la extended after three years
to a divorce a vinculo. It will have th
effect of terminating her right to use tha
title of countess. The eldest of their three
sons, Boniface, inherits the title of count
without reference to the results of the
Joka D. Rockefeller at Naples.
ROME. Feb. 16. William Rockefeller,
who left Rome on Tuesday of this week for
Naples, Is expected to return to Rome Sat
A correspondent at Naples states that
John D. Rockefeller arrived at that place
on Tuesday on board the Hamburg-American
line steamer Deulschlaod. The report
hag not been confirmed.
l.leateaaat tcaasldt Insane.
ODESSA, Feb. 14 Lieutenant Schmidt,
the leader of the naval mutiny here, whose
trial waa to have taken place at Otchakoff
fortress next week, is said to pave become
insane after refusing food or drink for
ARMOUR OFFICIALS TESTIFY
President of Company Tells of His Talk
with Mr, Garfield.
XAMINATION OF BOOKS IS BRIEF
Agents of (iovernmcnt Spent Thirty
Mlnotea In Looking Over
Profit and Los Ac
CHICAGO. Feb. 1.-The three leading
officials of Armour Co. were on the stand
today In the packers' case. J. Ogden Ar
mour, the president of the company, took
the stand late in the day, but his evidence
was not Imports nt. He simply declared
that the books of Armour Co. were given
to the government officials for inspection on
his order and said that he acted in pursu
ance of legal advice when he directed that
the government be allowed to Inspect them.
The other witnesses were Arthur Meeker,
general superintendent of the company, and
T. j. Connors, the general nianRger of the
beef department of the business. Their tes
timony wss much In the line of that given
hy Mr. Armour. District Attorney Morrison
tried to prove by Mr. Meeker that he al
tered some figures which had been given
by Armour ft Co. to the government agents,
but did not succeed In establishing the fact.
He declared that he would do It. at a later
Superintendent Meeker Testifies.
Arthur Meeker resumed his testimony in
the packers' case today. He declared that
Special Agent Durand had given his men
Instructions to show Mr. Meeker alt tables
of statistics before they were taken from
the Armour office.
'As far as I know that was faithfully
carried out," said the witness. He also
declared that Commissioner Garfield had
told him that before the report was pub
lished he would permit the packers to look
over It and see whether It contained any
thing Injurious to the packers.
"He assured us of his good faith." said
the witness, "and explained that the Mar
tin resolution called for results, and that
was all that he would publish."
Mr. Meker was then excused, his cross-
examination being postponed In order to
allow Chsrles W. Armour, president of the
Armour Packing company and vice presi
dent of the Armour company, to take the
stand. The story as detailed by Mr. Ar
mour wss similar to that of Meeker and
The exsmtnation of Mr. Armour was
brief and Mr. Meeker was recalled for re-cross-examinatlnn.
President Armour Called.
J. Ogden Armour, president of Armour &
Co., waa put on the stand at the afternoon
Mr. Armour said that at the time of the
Garfield Investigation he waa In Europe,
but he knew of the Martin resolution, under
authority of which the Investigation was
made. He further testified that in author
izing the Inspection of the books of Armour
ft Co. he had acted under legal advice.
The witness said that he was present at
the Interview between Mr. Robbtns of Ar
mour AS Co. and Commissioner Garfield.
"Did Mr. Garfield ask questions of Mr.
ttoouins ,- ... ;v:.w , -.' .... . . -J
, "X 4Mnk he did.",.; .
"What did he ask about V
"Depreciation In. the car line business."
Mr. Armour said that ho was the person
who directed that the books of Armour ft
Co. should be turned over to the govern
ment for Inspection.
At this point District Attorney Morrison
took up the cross-examination.
"How long did those men examine those
"Not over thirty minutes."
The witness said that the books produced
showed the profits and losses of Armour ft
Co. for stated periods. He had consulted
his attorney about producing them before
handing fhem over to the government offi
cials, and had been advised to produce
them and did so.
"You acted then upon the advice you re
ceived?" "Yes, I did."
This concluded the examination of Mr.
Armour and he left the stand.
Mr. Meeker was recalled to the stand late
In the day for renewed cross-examination,
but It developed nothing of importance.
Court then adjourned until Monday.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
One National Bank In Nebraska and
One In Iowa Authorized to
tFroui a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. (Special Tele
gram.) The comptroller of tho currency
has approved the conversion of the Citizens
Slate bank of Seymour. Ia., Into the First
National bank of Seymour with Co.Ouo
The First National hunk of Litchfield.
Neb.,- is authorized to begin business witli
fcS.OOD capital; L. J. Titus, president; E. I.
Titus, vice president; D. W. Titus, cashier.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Br) an, route 1. Guy J. Swarts. carrier;
Henry C. Swartz, substitute. Laurel, route
S, Clarence M. Brogden. carrier; Alfred H
Brogdon, substitute. Murdock, route IS,
John Earl, carrier; Will D. Parker, sub
slitutc. Tobias, route S, Thurston E.
Buchr. varrier; Mary E. Bucher, substi
tute. South Dakota Geddes, route 2, Guy
M. Newman, caiTicr; Francis M. Moles,
Iowa postmasters appointed: leoulum,
Appanoose county, C. S. Argo vice G. R.
Harlen. resigned; Tecds Grove, Clinton
county, Hans H. Petersen vice Hans Ohl
SENSATIONAL CHARGES MADE
Cincinnati Banker Allesjea Ha and
Others Were Defraaded In
CINCINNATI. Feb. la. - Sensational
ehargra are made lu a suit Hied In the
United States circuit today by attorney
for Rudolph Kleybolte, the Cincinnati
banker seeking an Investigation of the
Miami It Erie Transportation company,
known as the "Electric Mule."
The charge Is that financiers of Cleve
land floated 10,000,000 In bonds and W.OOO.OOO
In stock on the sole strength of $10,000 paid
up capital stock In that company, and
that these stocks and bonds, being placed
on the market, were taken In good faith by
hundreds of innocent Investors In Cincin
nati and elsewhere.-
Th defendant who are thus a'ocused
are: W. H. Lamprecht. Moses J. MaodeU
bauru and Leopold Wood, said to be part
ners as M. J. Mandelbaum Co.; Edward
J. Tillotson. ' R. E. Rousefleld, George M.
Chandler, Henry W. Wing. Myron H, Wil
son, Edward W. Moore, Henry A. Everett,
Fred T. Fomeroy, Ralph A. Herman. John
E. Harper, Warren 8. Haydeo. Charles
Pack, Will Christy and John R. Nutt.
VOTE TO iREMOVE DOLAN
Another Tnrhali nt Session of Pitts
bora; Miner Convention Is
PITTBBfRG. F. ilk-After two weeks
of uproar and disorder that on several oc
casions almost resulted In riots and finally
an nprsul to the. courts of the common
Wealth, the delegates to the convention of
District No. S. I'nlted Mine Workers of
America, succeeded In passing a resolution
declaring vacant the offices of President
Dolan und Vice President HellintfhHin. The
resolution was passed over the head of
President John Mitchell of the I'ttitr-a
Mine Workers, who Is In New York, was
notified by telegraph of the action of the
convention and. following out his declara
tion in a telegram previous to the present
ing of the resolution. h: Is expected to tele
graph the names of temporary officers of
his selection, so that they may be an
nounced In the convention tomorrow. There
was some anxiety rtfc to the delepates being
In contempt of court In ousting the officers
until attorneys eXHalned 'hat the In.iunc
tlon that was granted Dolan earlier In the
week protects Dolan from violence, but
does not Interfere trlth the transaction of
business. Dolan. upon the pnsssge of the
resolution, apaln deeisred that he would not
vacate the office unless by n. vote of the
miners of the district by whom lie was
Tomorrow's sessifli of the convention is
extiected to be a t
NEW YORK. FeB
. H. The demands the
Ire to present to the
rnllronds and othe
the coal mines of
were considered tod
the anthracite district
y at an all-day session
of the subcommittee
of seven appointed by
the miners yesterday 'at their conference
ents. When the Sub
committee adjourned tonight ho statement
was mnde as to the; details considered nor
was any Intimation given as to the time
the miners will require to properly frame up
their case. The subcommittee of seven ap
pointed yesterday by the operators re
mained Inactive today awaiting the pro
posals the miners will have to offer. These
two subcommittees Will consider every de
tail of the problems affecting the anthrarlte
Industry before the full conference of min
ers and operators Is again convened.
John Mitchell, president of the Mine
Workers of America, would not break to
day the silence he has steadily mnintalncd
as to the miners' demands, nor would be
consent to discuss the embrogllo In tho
Pittsburg district. The action of the min
ers In Pittsburg today In declaring the
presidency and vice presldencw of the dis
trict vacant brought no comment from Mr.
Mitchell for publication. He was in con
stant communication with tho district lead
ers at Pittsburg, however, and declared
that whatever action- he might tnke In the
fight would naturally be made public at
the convention and not elsewhere.
CHARGE AGAINST CHIEF KIELY
Head of SU I.owls ' Police Fore
Accased of Pritectlna; Saloooa
and Panfl Hoaaes.
ST. IOUIS, Feb. 16. Formal charges,
embracing two counts,' with a total of
Uilcteen... ar-flv"T5'Witt)e4J aiiuit
Chief of Police MattieW; Klely at tonight'
meeting of the Board nt Police Commis
sioners. The 'board recently requested
Klely's resignation, which , was refused,
and Chief Klely demnnded a trial.
The charges embrace the recent Investiga
tion of the police department, alleging that
Klely's administration shows lack of ex
ecutive ability and that disorderly aaloons
and "panel working" houses were main
tained under police protection, If not with
Klely's knowledge at least under condi
tion which proper Inaulry would have been
brought to his notice.
The second count, which contains five
specifications, bears on the charge that
Kiely ordered a sergeant to make a false
report In connection with the arrest and
Immediate release on Klely's personal order
of a man who assaulted a voter at a re
cent democratic primary. The trial Is set
for next Tuesday.
FEDERAL MARSHAL ARRESTED
Ben Daniels of Arlsona. Who la
Charged vrlth Frond, aa It
la a Case of Blackmail.
Tl'CSON, Ariz.. Feb. M. A special to the
Citizen from Nogales states that United
States Marshal Ben Daniels was arrested
today by Sheriff Fowler of Santa Cruz
county on the charge of fraud. HaiiB
Larson, the complainant, states that Dan
iels sold him a mine In the Harwhaw dis
trict a year ago for two and that , when
he went to do the assessment work James
Harrison, supervisor of Santa Cruz county,
clu lined the properly was his. .Arson de
mnnded the return of the money which
Daniels refused. Daniels was a rough rider
and friend of President Roosevelt. He
wus appointed marshal last fall, but has
not yet boen confirmed by the senate.
Daniels said the case looks to him much
like blackmail. Because his confirmation
as marshal Is still pending in the senate he
says he thinks those who caused his ar
rest supposed he could not afford to stand
trial and would readily give up the J8tl
INSANE MAN AT WHITE HOUSE
Peter t'arlssou of fw York, Who
gns He la to Marry Mlas Kooae.
velt, la Locked I p.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 1.-Peter Carlsson.
a Swede, who said his age was 44 years and
his home was on North William street,
New York City, was taken Into custody at
the White House tonight on a charge of
Insanity and kicked up. Carlsson had been
walking up and down the pavement and
1 had tried the tat at the eut entrance
of the White House, when a policeman
asked him what he wauled. He replied
that ho had come to Washington today and
that he wanted to see Miss Alice Roosevelt,
to whom he said he was engaged to be
married. Carlsson was well dressed, carried
a satchel and had considerable money.
REFUSES PARDON FOR IRELAND
Governor Horn Declines to tiraat
Clenseacr to Labor Leader Con
victed of Assault.
TOPEKA. Kan..' Feb. IS. Governor Hoch
announced tonight that he would not reopen
the case of Arthur . Ireland, a union
labor leader, formerly a vloe president of
the American Federation of Labor, and that
the petition for a pardon for Ireland pre
sented by a delegation from the State So
ciety of labor and Industry would not be
granted. Ireland Is serving six months'
Sentence In th Cowley county Jail for as
saulting a nonunion machinist, during th
strike of th Atchison. Topeka Ac Santa Fe
railway machinists last year.
WEDDING AT NOON TODAY
Daughter of President to Be Married to Mr.
Long-worth at White House.
LAST ROOM IS ELABORATELY DECORATED
Oremonr Rehearsed l-ate In the
Afternoon Nearl) One 1'hoo
sand tineats Will Be
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16 lit the East
room of the White House tomorrow Miss
Alico Roosevelt, daughter of the president,
and Representative Nicholas J-otigworth of
Ohio will be united In marriage. The his.
toilc room In which the ceremony will be
performed and which has been the scene
of many brilliant events will be decorated
more elaborately than on any previous oc
casion, yet with extreme taste. The task
of preparing the Knst room for the wed
ding continued throughout today and was
practically completed by tonight.
TOte In the day the wedding wss re
hearsed In the East room. None but the
wedding party wss present. The president
was engaged st the time In conference with
Secretary Bonaparte and Admiral B.nuls
at the executive offices Bnd was not st the
rehearsal, nor was Bishop Henry Y. Pater
lee, who will offic'ate tomorrow. Mr. Tong-
wortb. accompanied bv his best man srd
the ushers, walked from Mr. txmgworth's
home to the White House, where they
Joined Miss Roosevelt and the other mem
bers of the wedding party. A large section
of the I'nlted States Marine band, tinder
the direction of Leader Sanlelman. was In
attendancei playing the music fur the re
hearsal. Mnny Presents Arrive.
Throughout the day express wagons and
private messengers were continually arriv
ing at the White House with wedding gifts
for the bridal couple. Presents have been
pouring In constantly for some time from
all sections of the country and from al
most every quarter of the globe. For two
days the presents have been on exhibition
to Immrdlste personal friends of the bride
and groom who have come to attend the
It is estimated that there will be shout
SVI guests present and it is possible some of
the number may have to be placed In the
Green room, although It Is r.ald by those
acquainted with the capacity of the house
that the East room will be sufficiently large
to hold all ttie guests. After the ceremony
and the reception of the guests by the
bride and groom has been concluded a
buffet wedding breakfast will be servnd In
the State dining room.
Will Close White House Gronnda.
The White House grounds will be closed
throughout tomorrow and none except
those who have been Invited will be per
mitted to enter. It .s realised that if the
grounds were opened during the day they
would be filled early and difficulty would be
encountered In getting the crowd out. The
executive offices also will be closed through
out the dny. f.
Major Richard! Sylvester, superintendent
of the Metropolitan police department, haa
rperfeter "amtngesnen ts -1 n- keeping -he
street adjoining the White House open so
that carriages will be permitted free access
to the gates and congestion prevented.
Photographers and special newspaper
writers have been arriving In Washington
from all over the country, some coming to
the American capital from European coun
tries. However, only a limited number of
newspaper men have been Invited and these
are either personally known to the family
or are personal friends of the family.
FOREIGNERS ARE SWINDLED
Delaware Attorney Cbarae Aliens
lO to If .V for Making; Oat
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 16.-Active steps
were taken today by the government au
thorities to break up naturalization frauds.
Mathew F. Griffin, in charge of the United
States secret service In this city, was dis
patched to Wilmington. Del., to confer
with I'nlted States District Attorney John
P. Nields with a view to obtaining evidence
in that city. Chief Griffin said today that
swindlers have obtained in. cases within
the knowledge of the authorities an ag
gregate of $15,000.
"The swindlers charged from $10 to $50
for oach paper," he said, ."according to the
circumstances of their victim. As the
legitimate fee is only $2.50 the extent to
which these Ignorant foreigners have been
defrauded can be seen. The loss of fees
to the government as well as the violation
of the statute is the cause of my Investiga
tion." Bogus naturalization papers have been
obtained for different sums, according to
the circumstances of the buyer, say the au
thorities. MURDERED BY MASKED MAN
Xorrla Capita of Denver Shot
Robber la Dining Room of
HI Own Homo.
DENVER. Feb. Morri Caplln. who
operated an auction business here, was
murdered In the dining room of hi home
tonight by a masked man who entered 'for
the purpose of robbery. Caplln wo en
gaged In a game of card with hi wife,
daughter and a friend. The holdup man
walked In unannounced and leveling two
revolver at Caplln demanded hi money.
When Caplln emptied hi pockets and his
wtfa had turned over all the money she
had, the rohber ordered Caplln to give
him the money lie had received from to
day's business. Caplln reached under the
table, evidently for a stool to throw at
the man, when the robber fired, the bullet
striking Caplln In the heart, killing him
instantly. The robber then backed out of
the house and escaped.
WRECK NEAR COLUMBIA, MO.
Several Member of l nlrrrslty Faealty
lajared In Smashap on s
COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. It-Several per
aons were injured tiy the derailment near
hire tonight of the Wabash accommodation
train which runs between here and Centra
lis, Ma Dr. A. Ross H1U. dean of the
teachers' college In the State university,
sustained a broken leg. Among th other
Injured were Dr. A. H. Falrchlld, assistant
professor of English In the. university, and
F. W. Poor, a well known hotel man of
thla city. The breaking down of a truck
utider a freight car Immediately behind tha
engine threw two box ear acros the track
and th two passenger coaches went over
an embankment. Ther were about forty
passengers In th two eoache and all of
them received minor Injuries.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Kale Katnrda? and aarta.
Temperatnre at Omaha Vesterdai
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CRISIS IN THE A. 0. U. W.
Xew York tirand l.odae. IssMe to
Meet Claims. Appeals to
SYRACI SE. N. Y., Feb. ID. With a sur
plus of but $i9.oi snd with beneficiary
claims aggrcB-attng fTOS.Itn, the New York
state grand lodge officers of the Ancient
Order of I'nlted Workmen are pr'psrlng to
appeal to the supreme I.kIrc for relief In the
greatest crifls in the history of the or
ganisation. Grand Trustee F. B. Usrir-tt snd Grand
Master Workman Augut StelnMeker of
this citv sre making efforts to secure the
necegxnry assistance, which, il Is claimed.
Is due from the supreme lodge, and to pull
the state organtzntlon from Its financial
straits for the protection of thousands of
members of the 453 lodges In the state. The
fale of the organization In this st:te is
claimed to lie dependent on securing prompt
A call was Issued todny by Mr. Pteln
blcker for a meeting of the grand lodge In
this city on March 8. According to claims
of the officers the grand lodge of lh stntn
of New York is entitled to financial assist
ance from th" supreme lodge to the extent
of upward of $tien.oro under the rules of the
J. W. ALEXANDER UNDER KNIFE
Former President of Rqnltnble
Society I ndcritoes anralcnl
NEW YORK. Feb. 1.-J.tmes W. Alex
ander, former president of the Equitable
Life Assurance society, is seriously 111 In
his home, No. 4 East Sixty-fourth street.
Mr. Alexander underwent a surgical op
eration on Thursday afternoon after being
removed to his home from a snntarium In
Deerfield, Mass., on Wednesday afternoon.
It Is said Mr. Alexander has been suffer
ing for some time with a chronic affection
of the kidneys. An operation had been
necessary for a long time, but owing to
Mr. Alexander's physical condition, result
ing from his long illness, 'it was postponed
as long as possible.
The operation Is said to have been suc
cessful aiurt the physicians have hope of the
patient's recovery, despite his Weakened
condition and advanced age.
MRS. TAGGART LOSES APPEAL
Children Are Awarded to Father, bat
Are with Mother la
WOOSTER. O.. Feb. 16 Judge of th
circuit court today refused to grant the
raaUwiac c. jsted facta, tha -Tag -art ease,
because of the absence of Mrs: Taggart.
Captain Taggart was examined as to hi
ability to take care of the boy. The court
then 'decided that the order ot the court
below should stand as to Taggart' custody
of th boys, but reserved to Mrs. Taggart
the right to come into the circuit court in
the future and show that she I a proper
person and able to care for the boys.
In the meantime Mrs. Taggart Is under
stood to be In Paris with her boy and It
is said will remain there until Captain
Taggart depart with his regiment for the
OIL HEARING IS CONTINUED
Process Rerrer Again Teetlfles that
He Is Unable to Find
NEW YORK, Feb. 16.-The Missouri in
quiry of the Standard Oil company went
on for a few minutes today, when an ad
journment was taken until tomorrow. This
routine Is gone through with every day to
prevent a lapse of the proceedings pending
a decision by the Missouri courts as to the
legality of the questions asked of a number
of witnesses. Max Palmedo, a subpoena
server, was asked:
"Have you made an attempt to make
service on Wesley H. Tllford?"
"I have," replied the witness.
"Have you been able to do so?"
"I have not."
The adjournment then was taken.
NEW C0MEJ IN SIGHT
Heavenly Body First Observed In
llnrope Seen Last Mgbt from
Genera, V Y.
GENEVA, N. Y., Feb. 1C The comet dis
covered several year ago by M. Giacoblnl,
chief astronomer of the Nice observatory,
waa observed here for the first time In th
western sky tonight by Prof. Brooks at
Smith's observatory. The position wa
right ascension, aero hours, Zi minute 30
seconds, declination south 14 degree 50 min
utes. This comet, first discovered la the
eastern morning sky, has since been around
the sun and now becomes telescoplcally
visible In the western evening sky. The
coinct is moving northeasterly.
GRAIN RATES TO SEABOARD
Agent of Kaatera and Western Lines
Seeking to Agree I'pou Division
CHICAGO, Feb. 10. A meeting wa hald
here today between representatives of
eastern and western lines In an effort to
reach an agreement on the division of the
export grain rate from the Missouri river
to the Atlantic aeaboard, but nothing def
inite was decided upon. Another meeting
of the same Interests has been called for
next Tuesday, when It 1 said an arrange
ment will be reached for the division of
a 23-cent rate with a proportionate ab
sorption of loading and elevation charges.
Movement of Oceaa Vessel Feb. 10.
At Algiers Arrived : Moltke, from New
At Barbados Arrived: Prlnsess Victoria
Luise, from New York.
At Dover Arrived: Pa'rlcla. from New
At IJvtrpool Arrived: Merlon, from Phil
adelphia. At Glasgow Sailed: Laurentlne, for Phil
adelphia. At Madeira Arrived: Arabic from New
At Hamburg Arrived: Bulgaria, from
At Copenhagen Arrived: I'nlted Slates,
from New York.
At London Arrived: Europe, from New
At Antwerp Arrived: Menominee, front
At Genoa Arrived: Deutschland. from
lsw i oi a.
Acquitted on Charge of Robbing E. A.
CiuUbj in Kidnaping Gate.
JURY STAYS OUT SEVENTEEN HOURS
Verdict Cheered and Court Severely Be
biikes Applauding Such a Character,
NEITHER THANKS JURY NOR ALLOWS CROWE
Prisoner at Once Arrested for Street Oar
Robbery in Council Blufl's. '
MEETS VERDICT AND ARREST STOICALLY
Handcuffed, llostlrd Into Cab and
Hastened Across the State Line
lo lac the Bar la
Chrnnolnsry of Crowe Car.
Pic. 1. KMi-Kridie t'uiiany kiuitapexl,
i.'1-c. i!. i:ti-fc,. a. niUHiiy pays i,iaw ran
souk. Ihc i. 1!oO i.nuic Cudahy returns homs.
i-'eb. , ji', t iiualiaii arrested tor com
plicity. .wplil IK, ly:il-v. ausnau acquitted.
uet. 3, t ut Crowe arrested in Moo-
Oct. S. 19(5 i-ui Croat uiouftiii to Onish.
"t-i- Iiri J HI II1CU lUr SUUUllllfc
Feb. J, ISM Pat Crowe' trial for robbery
In kidnaping case begin,
c'eli. li, 10t i ion umi goes to me July,
r'ch. lo, lP-H Crowo acuuilted.
This Is the Jorr.
M. RoSenbaum. 1U2 Bancroft, sign painter.
11. L. Gibb, IVil Van Camp, bourn Oni.ina.
ljouls llasmtissen, 1511 South Fourth,
clerk for I nion Puciflu.
C A. Baker, 1WJ North Twentieth, team
ster. Abner Thomas, colored, JtllS Nicholas,
C. H. Green, Soutli fifteenth, printer.
John H. David, UuH William, dry goods
V. H. Sloane, S50 North Twenty-fourth,
South Omana, poultry supplies.
John V. O'lA-ary. 19 Sciuth Twenty-first,
South Omaha, shoe dealer
Hobert Severe. elored, RJ". North Twenty
sixth, South Omaha, Janitor.
Charles M. Tracy. 741 North Twelfth,
South Omaha, carpeuter.
Charles Kuncl, 1244 South Thirteenth,
"We, the Jury, find the defendant not
guilty," was the verdict in the Pat Crowe
case returned to Judge Button In the dis
trict court nt 3:t yesterday afternoon.
Tho same curious crowd which had at
tended the trial throughout was ther and
when the verdict waa read the morbid ,
spirit broke Into lusty applause and some
of the men and women pressed toward the
man who had said he and he alone kid
naped young Cudahy In a frenzied attempt
to congratulate Mm, to1 shake .his hand.
But Judge Sutton could 'not tolerate such
demonstrations. . He vigorously rapped for ,
order, administering a tern rebuke for ap
pJaotMng a-wrdlfro'dsgrac!fuL.; ; -..
As If a deadly pall had fallen upon the
assemblage ' the morbid - manifestations'
ceased and absolnte quiet reigned for a
minute. . Then muttering of approval could
be heard from the lips of another class of
men grouped over In an Inconspicuous part
of the room.
Judge Sutton would not recognlxe the
customary formality of thanking the Jury
for Its service, having Just reprimanded
the crowd for cheering Its verdict, nor
would he allow the defendant to thank it,
specifically forbidding It.
Crowe was at once arrested on the charge
of robbery In connection with the holdup
of a street car in Council Bluffs, and hur
ried over to the Iowa city In a hack.
Less Stretch for Jnry.
The Jury had a long siege of it. The trial
began February 7 and the court finished
Its instructions ond gave the case to tho
Jury at 10:05 the night of February 15.
All night the Jury balloted and deliberated.
Vhen Judge Sutton came down at s
o'clock yesterday morning he was advised
no verdict had bcc;i reached. Th Jury
had breakfast and dinner yesterday and
these were th" oply times-It left the room.
Its members did not sleep Friday night.
It was learned before tho verdict was
returned that early Friday morning the
Jury stood 7 to S for acquittal. A little
later It was reported It stood 8 to 4 for
conviction and then well along In tli fore
noon another report Issued from the secret
crevices of the walls that ten men were
ready to convict, but two held out agalnFt
it.. No further tips came until the finish.
which formed the culmination of one of the
most notorious events in the annals of
criminality notorious crime it had been
cnlled. and Pat Crowe, known from one
end of the country to the other as the man
who kidnaped Eddie Cudahy for whose
ransom the futher paid $25,(00, was free
so far a this charge was concerned, free
after more than five years since the coai
mlsslon of the crime. But Crowe was not
freed, for Immediately he was taken on
the charge of another robbery in Iowa.
slabauab Not Present.
A few moments before I o'clock the
rumor that the Jury had come to an agree
ment was buzzed about the court house
and the waiting crowd began edging It
way into the court room. Mr. English and
Mr. Ritchie, attorneys for Crowe, were
notified. Mr. P.ltchie was the first to arrive.
Assistant Couniy Attorney Fitch and
Shotwell were already In the court room,
but Judge Slahaugh waa not present.
Deputy Sheriff. Hazo who had special
cliurg" of Crowe, was dispatched to -tint
Jail nnd brought the prisoner Into the
There was an exasperating delay in th
appearance or th Jury on account of th
trial of a South Omaha burglary case and
a lonK technical examination of the prose
cuting witness occupied the attention of the
Crowe sat in hi accustomed place, eag
erly watching the door for the appearance
of the Jury that was to decide his fate.
He was evidently tinder a tens mental
strain and kept clasping and unclasping
Jury Cornea vrllb Verdict.
A lapse In the testimony of the burglary
case gave an opiortunlty for Judge Sutton
to excuse that Jury for a sho't while until
the Crowe Jury had reported. As this Jury
filed out of the Jury lxx the Crowe Jury
tiled In, and the Interment silence prevailed.
The Jurt.rs came In st 3:05 and as they
passed single file Just buck of Crowe thx
latter turned In his chair and M-annod the
face of each eagerly. Just for on mo
ment a smile passed over Crowe's face and
he settled back In hi chair with an ap
parent sense of relief a the Juror took
The clerk called the roll of th Jury and
each answered to It La name.
Judge Sutton then asked th Jury If U
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