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    The ' Omaha Daily Bee
K emUri of Chicwe Bend tf Trade Testify
Before IitenUta Cemmitsiei.
femmiwioB Men Wbe Xrade oi Marciu
Ire the Beitfloieriei.
Eealen Who Boy from Ilevaton Celled
"Irreculer" Iti Victimi.
'orrorr President Wrrm of Honrd of
'trade Attribute This to Dis
crimination In Freight
CHICAGO. Oct. 17.-W. H. Harilelt. a
prominent member of the hoard of irudo,
wa the first 'mess called before the
Interstate Co' ). ve commission today
when the he. 'vj Tdlng the grain trade
u rnuracd. f'r..
Mr. bartlctt deo. "- t a rule recently
A '
paaeed by the boar.
, ie fixing; prices
4c. -try la. In his
to be bid on grain In
opinion. In roatrlcilon c ',utlon n'1
of trade and not a good . proposi
tion for men dealing In gra. deals.
"Ie the rule good for anyv Asked
Commissioner yiark.
"Oh. yes,'' replied the witness, "it Is
good for the commission men."
"It Is also a good business proposition
for a burglar to get away with hla booty."
said the commissioner with a laugh.
MvN EartwA declared that the rule Is In
jurious to the man In the country whj
buys grain, because the rule fixes a price
which the dealers on the board of trade
may not overbid.
The rule was then read Into the record
of the proceedings. It provides that no
member of the board of trade shall bid on
corn snd oats In the country, differently
than appears on a csll posted each after
noon. James Bradley, another member of the
board of trado, declared that he believed
the rule of the board described by Mr.
nartlett was Jn restraint of trade.
H. D. Wetmore, another operator on the
board, was In favor of the rule.
Blacklist Maintained.
Mf. Wetmore declared that he does not
car to attempt to buy grain from farmers
or elevator men who are designated by
the dealers' associations of the .various
state as "irregular."
He said that there Is a blacklist for men
who do this and he did not wish to be put
on the list.
William 8. Warren, former president of
the Hoard of Trade, declared the freight
rate discrimination baa reduced the num
ber of receivers and shippers of grain in
Chicago by at leRst 15 per cent In the last
twenty yearn.
After listening to statements by the at
torneys for the elevator men and for the
commission dealers the hearing was ad
journed. . .
.-Tfo'flS!B'm1s!lon adjourned. H.. II.
Carr. a commission merchant who yester
day testified that' the methods of the state
gruln associations had ruined hla busi
ness, asked the temiliwlon of the board
to make a statement. lie said that his
statement had been misconstrued and that
he did not .mean to convey the meaning
that his business had been entirely de
stroyed. He meant to say that it had been
badly damaged. He declared that he was
still doing business with farmers.
tCaeanapntent at Xew Orleaas gees
Drills ia Marealaa- aad Rlt
nallstte Work.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 17.-Seven states
are represented In the competitive drills
which begin today at the Pythian biennial
encampment and continue throughout the
week to determine which is the best
drilled company in camp. The companies
.which drill today are Sicilian company No,
1 of Kansas City, the Vigo company of
Indiana and the Battle Creek company of
Michigan. The competitors appearing later
ta the week will be Kansas City company
No. t, Georgia company Xo. 1. Savannah;
Fort Dearborn company Xo. 1. Illinois;
Terrs Haute company No. 3 and Kokomo
company No. C, known as the "Kokomo
Kids." both of Indiana; the Pike's Peak
company No. 1 of Denver and the Seattle
company of Seattle, Wash.
A feature of the encampment from today
on will b religious services conducted in
the open air at City park race track when
weather Is fair and in the race track grand
stand when it rains. The services will be
conducted by CuaptaJn-ln-Chiet Samuel U.
Today also the several departments of
Pythian convention began their Imnonsnt
business meetings and deliberations. Only
two companies, those from Kansas City,
contested In the ritualistic drill last night.
Company No. ( won.
The National Pythian Kditorlal associa
tion elected A. K. Ehaiiafelt, Oklahoma.
president; J. P. Bonner, Texas, vice presl
dtnt; H. II. Richardson, Florida, secretary.
Kallnray t'oarlrted of Paying Rehates
ta Detroit.
NfcTV TORK. Oct. 17.-A verdict of
guilty of granting rebates on sugar ship
ments was returned by a Jury In the
United Btatea court here today against' the
New Tork Central Railway company and
Frederick, K Pomeroy,' ths company's
general trafflo manager. Sentence was de
ferred Until Friday to permit the attor
neys for the defense o file motions with
the court. In discussing the jury's verdict
Austlu O. Fox. counsel for the defendants,
placed the responsibility for the convic-
tlon of Ms clients upon public opinion,
"You can't defend rebate cases In the
present ntate of public opinion," said he.
The orovUiioii of the Klkinn act. under ,
which the convictions are secured, the
maximum penalty Is Mn.uOo a. the New
l"rJ;?TivZinr'U'X d';fcn,'",
Frederic U Pomeroy. are convicted by
tho jury on all of the six counts charged
In the Indictment, the total tine for each
nn be ILV.KV. I
i.ener rruni uwru i-anuer, manager of
the traffic buslmsa of the Sugar Refining , , .
. ompauy. to Mr Pomeroy. scknowledglug ! "" prvviom. It jrMrMioii
''lie receipt of drafts amounting to thou- t'll Knk! this year. TIiutsiImj. Or.
sands of dollars, were admitted. It ia tvhrr Ih, is tho ttrl registration day.
charged that these draft, represented the'.,,, ,.,,., lo volc
psymeut of a relate of t cents per hundred -
wlf ht on shipments of sugir to W. II ' '
udgrsvai j You Must Register.
All Possible Ffforls Hclna Mad to
Float atiimarlne Boat Be
fore t rew Ulea.
PA R I S. Oct. 17. A feeling of gloom pre
vails at the ministry of marine here on ac
count of the disaster to the French sub
marine boat Dutln. which loft Bizet ta,
Tunis, yesterday morning for plunging ex
periments, having on board a crew of four
teen men commanded by lieutenant Fhoc
pon, and which was reported last night to
hnve disappeared. The principal bore of
floating the Iaitln In time to sve the lives
of the imprisoned men seems to rest In the
assistance from the Danish salvage
ateamer Brrger Wllhelm, whlrh. happening
to bo off Cape. Farina, wa Immediately
summoned to aid In raising the Lutln. The
Danish vessel possesses machinery capable
of lifting 1.5O0 tons, but the submarine bout
lies In thirty fathoms of water and It Is
pointed out that the submarine bnnt Far- j ,n the question of currency reform. The
fadet. which sank last summer In the same ' Kuhjnct was not entered Into today, how
vicinity, but In only ten fathoms of water, j ever, being laid over for discussion tomor
was nine days at the bottom, and when It ! row when the federal legislative committee
was refloated all the crew were dead.
Marine Minister Thomson has acted with
the greatest promptness. After consult a -
Hon with several nuvnl nfnrer he con-I
Celved the nl n nf Irvine lo vet hravv 1
chains from the forts at Blxerta under the i
hull of the I.utln and thus lifting It from I
the bottom. But It Is feared that the tugs
and other vase-Is on th- spot may not be
equal to the task and th- marine minister.
therefore, has ordered two jfowerful sal-j
vsge vessels, the Polypheme and the Prom- J
ad a I re. to start Immediately from Toulon to
the scene of the disaster and asfist the
salvagers already on the spot.
Although no newa has been received from
Vale.tte, It Is assumed that the nrltich nd-
mlralty officials and tlx governor of Malta
have responded to the appeal for assistance j c Vnn n,Hrcom of ,,, mpton comnilt
sent from Blserta yesterday at the Instance. I trp Mng r0pOnnPd to bv Prealdent J. U
of the British consul general at Mint port
who suggested that the French resilient
general telegraph to Malta for salvage as
sistance. It became known today that the Lutln
had on board two supplementary engineers j
who had been detailed to watch the diving
experiment, but It Is not definitely known I
""""" y ",r '"cniueo in uie louneen i and hpr hu)Hnn, c. K. Batchelder. Is cab
men which, as announced from Bixerta last ,.r of nr tKt
night, went down In the submarine boat AfPr acusl,ne report, daV- rrJ(lllir
under the command of IJeulenant Thoepon. , buplne was mlspondPd ,ate ,n the riRy
Aerial Story of Barbarity Told
Frenchman ow In Asiatic
MARS1CILLKS. France, Oct. 17. The
mail advices which reached here from
inao-Chtna brought another and more
revolting story of doings of King Thanh-
Thai of Annam, showing that he went to
the extent of cannibalism. After killing
he cooked and served for dinner, forcing
hla entourage to cat It under naln of death.
Some of the King's wives were bound and
burned with burning oil and subjected to
other cruelties, while linked women were
thrown Into the csges of wild beasts
where they were devoured before tho eyes
of the king. Finally the French authori
ties stepped In and made a prisoner of
Thanh-Thai, who has been adjudged
insane by Dr. Duma,, of the French col
onial staff. ' ,
"The royal guard" has been. dlBhanded,
the pa trice has been placed under tho
protection of 100 native soldlera and tllo
terror-stricken Inmates of the palace have
been rescued from further suffering. The
majority of tho latter were woiikmi who
bore the marks of revolting tortures.
Some of them were terribly mutilated,
their faces being slashed and toliguos
CUt out While Others hud been xuxnenrieri
by pinchers to the fleshy pans of their
legs, to increase their agonies.
Connsel for Ilasbaad Wants Cred
itors' Case Tried
PARIS. Oct. 17. The hearing of the
suit for divorce brought by Countess de
Castellane .against her husband, Count
Boni, and the hearing of the suit brought
by the creditors of the count, were both
postponed for a fortnight today, counsel
for the countess succeeding In having
the court decide to hear the diorce suit
before the creditors suit. .The count
wanted to have the latter case decided
Neither the count nor the countess was
present In court when the divorce case was
called. Maitre Bonnett of counsel for the
count promptly entered a motion to post
pone the hearing for three weeks on the
ground that the lawyers had not had time
to prepare an answer and also asked the
court that the creditors' ease be tried first.
Maitre Cruppl, representing the countess,
opposed the motion, arguing that the di
vorce case, which was not related to the
creditors" suit, be tried Immediately. In
any event, said MsJtre Cruppl, the delay
asked for was unreasonable.
After a short consultation, the . Judges,
without leaving the bench, announced the
postponement of both cases for a fort
night, but with the order of trial un
(Is nrrs of Shin Bearing seal Poachers
Make Claim Asalnat lulled
VICTORIA. IX C, Oct. 17.-Acordlng to
advices from JsfVui, directors of the Tol
Fishing company of Wakayama, owners
I of the schooner Toyt Maru No. 2, which
J had five men killed and twelve captured
I when raiding the 8t. Paul rookery in
Bering sea last July, have approached the
Japanese government asking that a claim
for damages be lodged with the American
On September 28 two directors visited
the Japamse Foreign office and presented
a claim to Viscount Hayashl, to be for
warded to Washington. The foreign min
ister said action would be deferred until
I the report from the member of the Wash-
i liigtnn legation seut to investigate had
beeu made. This representative is enroute
j back from Juneau.
1 -
Register Tbday.
I'tlt'r lo Vote at the roinin
I., iUir lo Vole at the cominir elec.
: lioi. a.i at subsequent prlm.rie.
; , , .
'er' ,'l,,,,r ,n '' uU South
I Omalin mum appear ersoii!itl hcfiue
: lh rt-iristration ixmrU lor his intiiiir
ju,., .i ha.- ......i
Indict tioo i fonvention Will Have Warm
Debate on Proposed Beformi.
Head of Asportation f inds Much Good
In Federal Officers, fcot He
plores Sensational He
ports of Failures.
ST. MM IS. Oct. 17. The tlrst day s ses
sion of the thirty-second annual" conven
tion of the American Bankers' assoelatin
was devoted almost entirely to the hearing
of routine reports. There was one tluin
during the day when the deliberations of
the convention threatened to become extra
ordinarily animated, and that was touching
will lay beifore the convention an elatlc
currency plan It has prepared. Currency
reform Is snnurcntlv the kevnote and man!
i,ir... i,a ..nt..i.,iAn n.i ma,,.. nlun !
... ,,,.1-,,, .. , ,
liuvn 1, ,, n,.,.ni.j r ,,A ...v.,, fur nnn. :
federation that confusion has resulted.
Therefore It Is the unanimous opinion nf
the delegates that tomorrow's session will
be characterized bv warm discussion when
the subject Is brought up. but cone-rvatlve j
and Influential members feel certain that
a plan of currency reform will be agreed
upon before the convention Anally adjourn..
Addresses of Welcome.
Addresses of welcome were made tod ly
by Governor Folk, Presidnt D. R. Francis
of the TruJixmississippl Commercial con
gress. Mayor Holla Wells snd Chairman
Hamilton of Hon peel on, III., who delivered
his annual address.
Mrs. U A. Batchelder of Flngal, X. I..
occupied a prominent position on the slaae
today, being the only woman so honored,
because hc Ik the only woman hank presl- j
,,,.nt ,,t,rndng the convention. She Is pres- !
Ident of the First National bank of Flngal
i and the convention was addressed by Hon.
Charles L. Fowler, chairman of the com
mittee on banking and currency in the
house of representatives, and Compiler
of the Currency William B. Rldgeley.
Owing to the lateness of the hour, at the
conclusion of Comptroller Rldgeley's ad
dress the proceedings of the convention
were continued until tomorrow morning
I at 1U o'clock.
Report of Proceedings.
The opening regular session of the thirty-
! ""nd annual convention of the American
j ll,s '"""Una; In the Olympic theater by
I'residont John L. Hamilton of Hoopeston.
' 1"- nnd not unt" this meeting was thrre
a full realisation of the concourse of finan
cial men of the country gathered In St.
Ixiuis this week.
The many . different meetings of various
branches of the parent convention divided
the attendance yextcrday Into groups, but
today the full attendance of delegates wi.s
centralised In. .the general . convention and
the lower floor of the theater was filled. -
Right Rev. Archbishop John J. Gletinon
offered prayer, reciting simply the Lord's
Hon. David R. Francis of St. Louis Je
livtrcd tho opening address of welcome,
followed by welcoming addresses from
Governor Joseph W. Folk of Missouri,
Mayor Rilla Wells of St. Louis and J.
C. Vanblarcom, president of the National
Bank of Commerce of St. Louis, who Is
i thalrman of the reception committee.
I Address by President.
President John Hamilton replied to the
welcome uccorded and delivered his an
nual address, speaking ns follows:
The examination of lKinks has been
brought to the attention of (he public bv
the recent I'tiilurex of both state and na
tional iMtnklng institutions, and no sm;ill
amount of blame has been attached to the
management of these departments, ho'li
state and national, hh It has been shown
Ihey ttd"
The blame does not ret a holly with thos
departments, but xhcoild be shared by the
lawmakers. both state and natinnil. The!
.ittentlon of congress and of thi stale Wis. i
latures has been called, not only by the
comptroller or tne currency and Hie man
agemeiit of state bunking departments, but
by the bankers Individual! v and through
the different state associations, as well ax
bv the American Bunkers' association, to
the Jaet that there are not enough ex
aminers to properly do the work.
The press of the cnuntrv. in its enrerness
for sensational news, makes too much of
everv bank failure and alms by Its irti
cles to make them as seuriitlonal ss pox
hilile. When a report Is made of s failure
the public Is led to believe that every dol
lar of every depositor is lost and the enthe
savings of thousands are swept awsy. This
has led many to commit suicide and other
acts of desperation, at the same time creat
ing an unrest In the minds of the ptihlic. so
that without reason, upon the slightest ru
mor, runs have been stsrted iinn other
Institutions. While we deplore the actions
of and have no apology for bank wreckers,
yet a great Injustice is done our perfectly
sound and solvent Institutions through the
press In its eagerness for sensationalism.
flood atlenal officers.
We do not realise our aood fnenme In
Having ior inn neau 01 our government a
president and secretary of the treasury
mho are fearless men. of such good jurtc-
ment and such sterling churncter. In ihe
having for the head of our government a
management of the financial affairs of ibis
nation they have more than one saved
Iby "the of public fund, at rTm"l
, MlllCn. ! KVirifUIIK UllWl II1HI1 C Hill 'O
nmirn iniiiun n. . u i . i .. aim ' v 1 1 1 ,- i ) -
tlelpation of gold Imports. These hnve been
timely moves and their authority by law
has been seriously questioned, vet the con
ditions have warranted their action and tne
gentlemen have had the courage to mret
the emergency. Tlieae emergencies hnve
been brought about by the rapid growth
and development of the country, audi year
bringing with it new and greater demands
upon our financial resources There is a
limit to which our executives can go. A
change of administration or a ch-uige of
j policy would throw the country Into a se-
rlous financial condition, and the continued
growth and development, without new laws
to meet our rapidly changing conditions,
will sooner or later place us beyond the
power of the treasury to aid us, and in an
embarrassing condition by not having the
proper banking laws, giving to us a sutll
elenl elasticity of currency to at all times
and nt all seasons of the year be sble to
hsiidle and market the products of our
President Hamilton recommended an en
largement of the executive council of the
association, the organisation of a clearing
hou.-e section and the recognition of theau,t''d thpr business until im. when they
National Institute of Bank Clerks by giving
lit three representatives on the X'-ciitive
Reuort of secretary.
Tlie annual report of Secretary James
Franch of New York showed the f,.l.
j Ummary:
For ihne yesrs the work of the mw.,.. i
, : live coiiiTniiiee na ueen conducted through
me Kccreiei; n omce won a considerable
reducuon t.f expei a for each member of ! , mjn-r. was shot snd killed last night and
Ihe assoclsin. t onipared with the ex- . Mis. Aog-llne Boggs was sevceiv wounded
lne of toW per member for tlie ycii t,y Jo, Kiaier In ihe Sunday Creek com
,?.hU",m""rr'.t WOrt u du" ' panv store at Kimbeilv. two u.llea Jouth
side of the office of the tfSMiation
the do.
i-t-nne has been ss follows:
!f el- per member; total decrease. (10,.
(Continued on Sccvnd Puk.)
Foil Rehlnson May
A fir lie Near
I'll K Y KXXK, Wyo.. Oct. 17-Ooveruor
Brooks today telegraphed the Interior de
partment asking for federal troops to aid
In preserving order and to arrest and re
move a band of I'lr Indiana now In the
vicinity of Gillette, Wyo.
The Indians were recently allotted lands
In severalty 111 t'tah. which In effect made
llinii cltUens outside the jurisdiction of
the lndinn dcmrtment. The Indians be
came dipsattsflcd with' their lands and
started overland across Wyoming, to the
annoyance of ranchmen, and complaint was
made to the Interior department. Inspector
Mclaughlin wan sent, and after parleying,
induced alwut fifty of the Imnd to return
to t'tah. The remainder refused to gi back
and encamped near tllllette. Within the
last few cays the Vidians, who have been
drinking liquor, have defied the local au
thorities and more serious comprint tin
come from ranchmen and farmers. It la
expected that troops will he sent from Fort
Robinson, Neb., to round up the Indians,
t nbout 2J0 Jn number.
Oct. 17. Replying to a
telegram from Governor Brooks of Wyo-
n,ln requesting thut federal troops be
"Bt state ti. remove the renegade
1 1,1 In"ns. tary Hitchcock touuy
the govern, r that the aPP"'
"hm'M ",ad" prP" dPnt a"d . lhBl
It should be In stril't compliance with ar
ticle Iv, section 4. lf the constitution of
the 1'niled States, guaranteeing the slut' a
against violence,
The governor states In his message that i
the assistance of federal troops Is tleemed !
ne'syary because tl Indians are beyond
the control of the state authorities.
Mrs. Davis' Death Severs All tint
One Tie vrltN Confederate
v President.
MOBILE. Ala.. Oct. 17.-William K.
Mickell, adjutant general and chl. f ef staff
of the 1'nlted Confederate Veterans, has
Issued a general order announcing the
death of Mrs. JeffTson Iavls. The order,
In part, says:
With a heart full of grief, the general
commander announces to his beloved com
rades the death of Mrs. Varlnn (Jefferson)
IiavlH, which occurred In the city of New
York Tuesday night, she hi'liiK at the time
fe. T,
confederate, and the bonds which con-
nected the neoule of the south with th
household of our first and only president
have been wholly severed, with the excep
tion of one link vet remaining.
NEW YORK, Oct. 17.-The body of Mrs.
Jefferson Davis will be taken to Richmond
Thursday nlgtil. It will be accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, Jefferson
Davis Hayes and Dr.fWebb, nil of tho Im
mediate family. A giiard of honor of con
federate veterans w!
to Richmond. Dam
eracy will be includi
uccoinpany the body
iters of the Confcd-
ln the party.
RICHMOND, Va.. l t. 17.-The funeral of
Mrs. Jefferson Davh4 will take place from
St. Paul's church, khlch Mr. Davis at
tended while presliU st of the confederacy.
Confederate veterans from all over Vir
ginia will be present nt the .funeral. The
Interment will lie tn Hollywood cemetery,
.where her busband'frVAinffui -Iksi
e Jersey Men Found Sot Utility of
Wife Mnrdrr After Seusn-.
tlonal Trial.
TOMS RIVKR. N. J , Oct. 17.-After a
t rln I lasting about ten dnys, Dr. Frank L.
Brouwer, Indicted for the murder of bis
wife by poison, was acquitted today. The
evidence was all In yesterday and today
the arguments were made, followed by the
jtidge'a charges. The Jury brought -In a
verdict of "not guilty" Inside of an hour.
The court room was crowded when Judge
Hcndrlckson ascended the lieneh to hear
the finding.
Dr. Rrouwcr was brought in looking pule.
but showing little slens of nervounexs.
The Jurv then filed into the box and the
la veidict. Ho promptly replied: "We lind
a vi rdlct of not guilty."
i.1t,,ntiv the court room wax in an un-
Jl"'tan,lr l"' tourl '""N' 111 " "P-
roar. Men and women cheered and ap-
! plauded In spite of the lapping for older
and the court officers had difficulty in up
presslng the noiHC. Finally when quiet
was restored Dr. Brouwer was formally
Charles W. Fletcher.
SIOUX CITY, la., Oct. 17 tSpecial Tele
grim. V-Charles W. Fletcher, ex-mayor of
Sioux City and a prominent retired busi
ness man. died at his home here today of
Fright's disease. He was 77 years old. Mr.
Fletcher wa a veteran of the civil war. He
oldlrr at
was married twice, his second marriage In- tlon was taken on the advice of her law
volvlng a pretty romance, which culmi- yers and County Attorney Hess did not
nut.d iu Minneapolis three years ago. At press the matter and Ins it that she tes
the outbreak of the civil war he was en- j tit'y.
gaged to Miss Annie Rich, a girl in his The witnesses who ie ' examined were
llolnc town in .ew nampsnire. i ne war
'prevented their marriage. While he was
' pievemeu irit-ir mi rutac w
j mm the army, Mr. Fletcher
, . , , .
i u, "antw nHl1 become engage
learned that
gaged to another
'man. This influenced him to come west.
! w,PrP ne fell In love with and married
notner girl' T,1' Unl"11 laf"1 for '!
years. Borne time after tho death of his
first wife Mr. Fletcher happened to meet
his old sweetheart, who had become a
widow. In Minneapolis, The old love was
revived and though they were both ad
vanced In years they were married In 19W3.
Ills wife survives him.
Funeral of W. ti. Penlston.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Oct. 17.-(Spe-rlal.)
The funesl of W. 8. Penlston. who
died Sunday morning, was held from the
family residence at 2:30 this afternoon un
der high rank. The deceased was born In
Yorkshire, England. November 50, 1I&4, and
when a boy came with the family to Que-
bee. In 18) he and A. J. Miller established pred Joehrendt. husband of the woman
a store and half-way house on the overland ! who rents the rooms at 514 West Broad
tratl at what Is now Willow Island. Their ; wv testified as lo the nosition of the
success was Interrupted by the Indians go-
ing on tne warpam ana tney were com-
pelled to flee for their lives. When the
outbreak ceased they returned and con -
moved to this city and erected a store
i building here. They reached here Just a
little ahead of the t inon aclflc track.
layers who laid the rails In the fall of
AJver thirty years ago he wss ap-
pointed lulled Mates commissioner un.i
held the office consecutively.
Murder In to.
NELSON VILI.K. O . Oct. 17.-Iia Donley,
r,t j.r.. Krus. r is under arit on
' i ..c I. I 1 1
1 kiander. who was purchusing suppllee w hen
) the shooting occurred. Donley and Prazt-r
kiander. who was purchasing suppllee when
renewed au old quarrel and U shooting
ll-llowcii . , , . w
Emma lipkie, Held for Murder of Cot sort,
in Pitiful Ilir.hU
He la I nrrrtaln W bether Potts Was
Kilted or "elf or This
Girl of Seventeen
Wednesday afternoon Chief of Police
Donahue went to Council Bluffs relative
to tb,o recent death of Frank K. Potts
under rather peculiar circumstances. Vpon
his return the chief was unable to say
whether It was a case of suicide or mur
der. He viewed the body of the man and
also had a lengthy Interview with
Rlpke, who is held on the charge of mur
der at the jail. Chief Donahue Mid:
"Miss Rlpke told me her version of th
affalrVand I am not prepared" to express
an opinion as to whether Potts was mur
dered or not. Miss Rlpke told a ve;y
rambling story and Is on the verge of
a nervous breakdown. She Is In very
delicate health, and I am convinced that
If she did. In fact, murder young Potts
she will surely confess within the next
few days.
She said she was sleeping with Potts
In their room where they had been living
together and that the noise of a revolver
shot awakened her. She then asked Potts
what was the matter and received no an
swer, after which she left the room and
Immediately notified the landlord, who
called the physician. It Is a very plauslbh?
story and may be true. She denies abso
lutely ever having touched the revolver
and said she would not know how to
use It.
Once Attempted Snlclde.
"I have known Potts for the last three
years and he comes of a very well-to-do
family in Philadelphia. He came to
Omaha at the time of the Union Pacltic
strike In 19n'. and was given employment
for a Rhort time, but the work proved
too heavy for him and he resigned, and,
because of his Inability to secure employ
ment, attempted to commit suicide. Ho
bought a revolver and went to a room In
the Karbach hotel snd tried to kill him
self, but the revolver refused to work.
The same evening he spent his last few
cents to obtain laudanum, went to tha
Merchants' hotej and took the dose, which
proved to be an excessive quantity and
only caused him to become very 111. Tho
next morning he came to my otflec and
told me of his attempts at ending his llfo
and said he had suffered 100 deaths tho
night before, but I persuaded him to give
up his thoughts of suicide and seek other
employment. I also gave htm 12 with
which to buy food, and the next day
gave him S2 more. A few days after
wards he came to my office and told mo
he had obtained employment with the
Western Union Telegraph company."
Potts Confided la Chief.
Potts evidently considered Chief Dona
hue as his benefactor and he went fre
quently to his office and talked over his
affairs with the chief. Iater Potts ob
tained employment with the Burlington
iu the auditing department. Chief Dona
huo had not seen him for several months,
hot - bar -talren- a deep- -interest - tn . Hie
case.';-" .
It appears that Potts and MIhs Rlpke
met on a train coming to Omaha, where
the girl was coming to be married to
another man, but Instead went with Potts,
and they have been living together prac
tically ever since. The. last timeChief
Donahue saw them was when they curno
together to his office and told him they
were going to be married the next day.
but evidently failed to cany out their
Miss Rlpke has sent word of her predi
cament to an uncle living at Spokane,
Wash., as her father and mother ha
separated. Her family lived for many
years In Hanover, Kan., and It Is believed
her father also Is living In Spokane. Chief
J Donahue said, contrary to the general be-
lief. Miss Rlpke is not yet u years orjMar,n, v,. preldetit. Churdan. Ia.; C. K.
age, although she Is an unusually large Marvin. Payne's Depot. Ky.. and George
woman for that age.
Yerdlet of the Jury.
That the d ceased, Frank Potts, came lo
hi.H aeitn irom a guuxiioi wound nred
irom a tweniy-two-coiiuer revolt rr. v'e
are uuabie to determine Dy wnom tne shot
un hut wi! ri-eumiiifial liiat culuiilii
Hlpkie be held to await the Investigation
oi tiu grand jury.
Such was the verdict of the coroner's
Jury at the Inquest held Wednesday morn-
lug In Council Blults to Inquire into tuo
j f.rcuniHlances surrounding the dtath of
j Frank K. Potts. The jury contested of
Frank J. Capell, foreman; Lee Albert! and
Theodore Gulttar.
No new evidence was adduced at the in
quest other than that which has been
given in the columns or The Bee. Kmma
IUpklc, whom the Jury recommended be
held for the action of the grand Jury, was
not placed on the witness stand. This ac-
Dr. smitn Bellinger, nr. ana jwrs. joeu-
' rendt. with whom Potts and Emma Rlpkia ;
roomed; Sheriff Bowman, Deputy Sheriff ,
J Woolman. Undertaker Cutler, who was the
! first pirson to suspect tnst all was not
right regarding the death of Potts; Detec-
Callahsn and Henry O'Hara. friend
of the dead man, who lives In Omaha,
O'Hara. who had been a roommate of
the dead man at I'ilo Chhs street, Omaha,
and had worked with him In the Burling
ton headquarters, testified that in his
opinion there whs no love lost between
Potts and the woman he was living with
and that In fact Potts displayed a feeling
of aversion to the woman when speaklnz
of her. When Potts' revolver was found, I
It was noticed that one chamber was
empty, while another contained the shell
of a discharged cartridge. The witness
accounted for the empty chamber by say
ing that Potts some time ago fired at a
! ru.
i ,iead man when he entered the room aft.v
Kmma Rlpkle had called at their room and
' imj them her husband was very 111. He
. Buid the man s right arm was outside the
rover, which was pulled up to within
' a few Inches of his chin. The position of
1 the cover was brought out In examination
to show that It could not have lsen so
'. tilaced by the n an after he had shot him-
If he had done an.
Potts Was Hard III.
That Potts was financially embarrassej
lis shown by a statement of his liabilities
: found among bis effects. This statement
shows that he had debts aggregating close
, upon l-'luu and that he had borrowed t"i
I on his tioO life Insurance policy in the Penn
Mutual company.
C....IHV lllnrniit.' 1 1 li.isl i.i.nih..
imgthy talk
i i.mthv ,alk will, Emma Rlnkle v-stfnW
i '
(Cuutluued on Second I'agc.)
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Cooler la Rast Porllon. Friday- Fair.
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Trial at Fladlay, Ohio, Closed After
Day of Arrlmonlons Araaatent
hr Coanael.
FINDLAV. O., Oct. 17-After a trial of
seven days the fate of the Standard Oil
Company of Ohio, chnrged with conspiracy
against trade, was placed In the hands of
the jury at tonight. The day's pro
ceedings were the most strenuous of the
trial. The heavy speeches on both sides
were made. Virgil P. Kline concluded for
the defense and Attorney General Kills
for the prosecution.
The defense submitted fourteen points
of law for Incorporation In the charge of
the court to the Jury, alt but two of which
were rejected. Judge Banker then read his
elaborate charge and the Jury retired to
deliberate. The tension between counsel on
either ride, which has been on the Increase
as the case progressed, reached the break
ing point today aud hot words of criti
cism were passed, the crowded court room
became demonstrative for the flrst time
anil the court sternly rebuked all con
cerned. The collision resulted from the receipt
of a telegram' by the attorney general
stating that the Manlinttun Oil company
had today sold out to the Standard for
$2.0uO.O0. This whs declared by the defense
as a trick to Inlluence the Jury. The prose
cutlun retorted that the matter would
never have reached the Jury had not Mr.
Kline, who made the charge, mentioned
the matter In court. The Incident closed
by a severe admonition from the court.
The jury-was told not to regard the matter.
Has n Fear of Being Indicted vtlth
Husband for White's
NEW YORK. Oct. 17. Mrs. Harry K.
Thaw said today that she is not in the
least worried by the Intimation made by
District Attorney Jerome yesterday that
another person In addition to Harry Thaw
may be Indicted for the murder of Stan
ford White. A. B. Penbody of counsel for
Thaw said:
"Thaw was a little alarmed until Mr.
Har'tridge, his attorney, called upon him,
but he knew that the facts In the
couldn't possibly warrant the Indictment
of another person. We have positive in
formation that Mrs. Harry Thaw did not
purchase the revolver with which Stanford
White was killed."
Mr. . Hnrtrldgo said District Attorney
Jerome's Insinuation was made "In order
to divert public attention from the real
points at Issue, towlU the fact that the
dixtrlct attoney of New Tork county had
fbeen nainar Trtegiil 'method, w-4irH n
man charged with murder dt "tf$"XHffl&f
rights under our laws." v.''
One Faction of A berdeen-Anan
t-latlon tilven Injunction to Pre
vent Their Expulsion.
CHICAGO. Oct. 17. Judge Brentano today
Issued an Injunction restraining L. H. Ker
rlck and four other directors of Mie Ameri
can Aberdeen-Angus , Breeders' association
from taking advantage of what Is alleged
to lie an unfair majority In the directorate
and thereby ousting th remaining four
directors. The complainants are President
j jonn g. Goodwin of Napervllle, 111.; C. J.
Kitchen, jr., of Gower, Ia. These officials
charge that th;' have been Informed that
It Is the Intention of the five defendants
to be present at a meeting which was to
have been held todav, and to expel the pe
titioners, who claim to have invested t.'50..
j trno In Angus-Aberdeen cattle.
They allege
thai their property would be worthless ir
j they were expelled. The defendants were
J. H. Kerrtck. Hloomlngton, ill.; w. A
Mcilcnry. Deiilson, la.; George Stevenson,
Jr., Watervllle, Kan ; K. T. Davis. Iowa
City, I a., and O. K. Bradfnte, Xenia, O.
Explosion of (Gasoline Wrecks Large
Store Hnlldlna at Fort
Recovery, Ohio.
CKLINA, O., Oct. 17. Five persons were
killed snd about a hundred Injured by a
gasoline explosion in the M'ilKTding dry
goods and hatdware store at Fort Recov
ery In this county at noon, today.
Tho dead:
MIJ8 CLF.O WKIS. aged il years.
HENRY LAMMKR. uged a years.
JOSEPH RoKSNKR. aged 4i years.
CHARLES WAGNER, sged to years; all
emploves of Meinerdlngs.
I'N IDENTIFIED MAN, traveling sales,
man missing.
The most seriously Injured are:
John McMuller. leg almost torn from
bodv; cannot live.
Mrs. John McMuller, badly cut on right
D. Kidder, Salamonla, Intl.. leg broken.
Henry Claughman. body badly bruised.
Attorneys for Missouri Woman Irs
tenred to Hang Appear Before
Federal Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. Attorneys for
Mrs. Aggie Meyers, under sentence of
death In Missouri, today applied to Justice
Brewer of the supreme court of the 1'nlted
States for a writ of error, the supreme
court of Missouri having recently denied
the woman's application for a writ of error
to the federal supreme court. No decision
was given iy Justice Brewer today.
Register Today.
In order lo vote at the coining rlex-
(iou and at sulx-Kqueul piiinarles,
rTerjr elector in Omaha and South
Omaha must apprar personally before
I ho registration hoard for his voting;
district and have his name proerly
enrolled. Xo previous regWtrattton
hold good lhi year. Thursdiry, Oc.
tober 18. I the first registration day.
In order to vote
You Must Register.
Liielj Timet it Atnoel kfeetiic ef thi
' Illieoie Centrtl.
Former Acoaiei Letter ef Trying to Tie
Lite to TjTaioi Ftoifio.
Votei Fract etlly All of tbe Tttci foi
- Director of Hit Choioe.
William elsua Cronmell Arrusea
Fish nf Rresklna Faith aad
Insist, llarrlman "till Has
- Control of Board.
CHICAGO. Oct. 17 The fight for the con
trcl of the Illinois Central Huilread com
pany waxed hot toilny. Stuyvrsant Fish,
president or the load, and William Nelson
Cromwell, representing E. II. Ilnrrliiian,
president of the I'tilon nnd Southern Pu
rine, clashed openly befoin :S0 stockholders
who had come from various parts of the
country to attend the meeting. On the
face of the record Mr. Fish appears to have
been the victor, but thst the result H not a
fin nl one Is Insinuated by Mr. Cromwell.
The representative of Mr. llarrlman said:
"Of a directory of thirteen people there
are still seven members who have placed
themselves on recoi-d In opposition t Mr.
Fish In this contest. There will be a meet
ing of the board, probably In November.
This board will elect the officers of the
railroad. You can draw your own conclu
sions." The clash bHween Mensrs. llarrlman and
Fish was waged over nn agreement dated
July 27, 1HHC, snd signed by ' Sluyvcxant
Fish, Charles A. pen body iiu.l K. II. Hsirrl
ninn. In June Mr. Fish hail begun the col.
lection of proxies for general use at the
meeting held today. He statis an effort
was also made by llarrlman to get
proxies through Kuhn. Loch . Co. On
July 18 Mr. pcaboily Introduced a resolu
tion at n meeting of the board of dlrectoig
that a committee of the directory be ap
pointed to collect proxies. However, on
July 27 Messrs. Fish, Penbody and llarrl
man entered Into on agreement as follows:
Three out-going director to be re-elected;
Mr. Orltincll s successor to be selected bv
majority of the aeveral directors act Inn;
Mr. Pea body's resolution of July Id to be
withdrawn nnd not to be revived this vesr;
Mr. llarrlman will ask the Harrlman-Kuhn-laieb
proxies be given to Mr. Fish.
statements of Rivals.
W. Morton Orlnnell, a member of the
board of directors, hud died during the
year. Mr. Fish asserts that the llarrlman
Taction agreed that Mr. Urlnnell's succes
sor should be a man whose presence In Ihe
directory would not be Inimical to the ln
deiKindrnce of the Illinois Central and
would be acceptable to Mr. Fish, llemy
De Forest, a director of the Southern P.i
clrie, of which Mr. Hariiman Is president,
and one of counsel for Mr. Harriman. was
eimied-in-w- jtrJUUs stgned'tir Vf.rTtwl- -DpKyrfR.'nJa-.other
iretor toVuocoed tr,
Urfnnell.. Uy reason of his Southern Pac.iflo '
affiliations Mr. De Forest was not accepta
ble to . Mr. Fish. Mr. Cromwell declares
that under the agreement Mr, Fish was
bound to accept Mr. De Forest and to cast
both his own and the Harriman proxies for
him. V,4 -
At today's 'meeting Mr. Fish, after for
mally being called upon by Mr.1 Cromwell
to east the prox'IVy In favor of De Forest,
aroso and declared wlt$. great' emphasis:
I will never under any circumstances
vote for Mr. De Forest."- -'.
Mr. Fish thereupon placed James Dcwltt
Cutting of New York In nomination. He
then cast a total of tiia.'tG rhAres for Out.
ting. Mr. Cromwell as a matter of record
voted 2,100 shares against Cutting and later
cast them for De Forest, who he had placed
iu nomination. Mr. Cutting was thereupon
declared formally elected to fill out the
unexpired term of Mr. Orlnnell. which Is
two years. Charles M. Beach, J. T. llara
lmii and Cornelius Vandehllt, whose terms
had expired, were re-electetl without oppo
sition. Mr. Fish guve his proxies to Mr.
Huralian despite the fact that the latter
hiul signed the Harrlmnn petition In favor
of De Forest Just 'before the meeting.
Position of Fish.
At 10 .o'clock this morning a perfunctory
meeting of the board of directors was held
at which it was stated only routine busi
ness was transacted. At noon the stock
holders' meeting was called to order by
Mr. Fish amidst' expectant silence. Mr.
Fish stated his side of the controversy In
a prepured statement, which was in part
as follows:
For the firs! time 1 am called upon In
behalf of Ihe stockholders to withstand a
forcible and organised effort to change th
policy of the company snd In the Interest
of less than one-llfth of ihe ptock to turn
il over to those who control another rail
road system. For a year or more past It
has been a matter of public notoriety that
those connected with the management of
tlie I'nlon I'liclllc system of railroads have
been pun -busing share of the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad company In large amount.
During Ihe month of June a.t I sent out.
as has been my rustoni for many years
punt, notices lo each and every stockholder
of record of Ihe time and place of lit
annual meeting, with a request for a
proxy, for which form of proxy 1 this
year, for the reasons above stated, omit
ted the name of Mr. K. If. llarrlman, presi
dent ot the I'nton Pacillc Railroad com
pany. Mr. Fish then went on tell of the di
rectors' meeting of July 18, at .vhlch Mr.
peabody offered his resolution that a com
mitter consisting of Messrs. Astor,
Auchcip.ios, Uoelet. I.uttgen and Van
derbllt be appointed to collect proxies for
the next meeting and the committee Ig)
have discretion to consult counsel on any
j legal questions that might arise.
I This forced inn to lay before the dl-
rectors then present In pluln terms thut
Mr. Peabody' a motion Hppcured J be an
i attempt by such of the directors as were
i also directors of the I'nlon Pui-iflo lo
turn the control of the Illinois Central
.over to the control of those controlling
the former company. As Is well known,
! tlie directors of I lie Illinois Central eom
' pany, who are also directors of the 1'nl.iii
' Pacific company, are K. 11. Hariiman.
Charles A. J'eal.ody and Robert Walton
Ifoelet. each of w lioin way present at suhl
meeting, the total at t-liflan. e at which
consisted of seMi directors, including
mvself. In view of tlie la, k of noti
I and Ihe sinalliiess or the atlendance t
then stateii to Hie board that 1 saw
through toe proposition as plainly a
through a pane of glass, und. being un
willtug to be a paity to It, would loavo
the meeting and break the quorum, which
1 then did.
Mr. Fish having concluded his state
ment, Mr. Cromwell then presented
written demand that Mr. Fish vote hie
own stock and the proxies In his PO
session for Mr. DtFore.M.
The Issue thus being squarely drawn
heih"r Mr. Ftsli was still bound be"
the agreement or whether It Had beer)
previously nullified by the action of Mna
lianimuu and Mr. IVaboiey Ma,