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TIIE OltAIIA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JANTJABY 14, 1907.
RIVER 10 CROSS. HUDSON
Down Thoniand TmX or fs, Erineiii
Water ts Stw York.
GREAT 'TASK 13 WELL ADVANCED
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tqaeitart frnm the Cataklll Flad
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NEW YORK. Jan: 11. (Special Corre
spondence of The Bee,) Because no one
ever ton!: the trouble to measure anS
record the depth of the Hudson river, the
engineer who have undertaken the Job
of bringing the water of the Catsklll to
New Tork City were put to considerable
extra trouble. Mapping- out the course of
an aqueduct which will deliver dally
(TO.Oon.OOO gallons of water from a point
ino miles awar wa a big- undertaking,
but It was not expected that the crossing
of the 'Hudson would be more than an In
cident. . . ,
It turned out differently. Chief Engineer
J. Waldo Smith and his aNslstants first
went hunting- for some record of the depth
of Ike Hudson to bedrock. Tbey found
Mr. Smith snld ' he didn't believe the
river -ha ever been measured. If It had
there was no record that he could find.
Of course It had been meoaured at the
shores, and maybe - many persons had
found 'out ' how far It was down to the
muddy bottom, but what he wanted to
know Was how far down the bedrock was.
The plana called for crossing the river
from etorm King to Breakneck mountain,
the northern gateway of the Highlands.
PLAN OP THE CONDUIT UNDER THE HUDSON RIVER,
The engineers began to probe for the bed-1
They went down some hundred feet and
then called In the geologists. The geolo
gists' assured them that the bedrock was
down there somewhere If they only went
The Hudson, It was explained, had been
eating Its way through the rock for some
centuries, as geologic time Is reckoned.
Contemporaneously with the making of the
river the territory through whjch It ran
had gradually subsided, possibly qft inch
or two . a . century, thereby making the
Hudson the extraordinary river It is. The
ancient mouth, of. the river used to be
somewhere out by Sandy Hook; what Is
now Long Islarld sound Is but a trlbutsry.
All thla being . so, aald the geologists,
It was easy to see that the Hud sou was a
mighty deep river. They didn't know why
these was no record of the depth of the
bedrock, but they were ready to assert
thnt It wns there. '.
The bed, aa a general thing,' sloped grad
ually from aourca to mouth, burled under
the mud and slime of centuries. Along
through the highlands there waa no, fault
In the ted rock; so If the engineers Just k"pt
on going down they would find It.
The engineers went at ' the measuring
job again. It isn't,' an easy task probing
through Ih'e 'muddy bed of an old river;
your measuring Instrument soon geta
stuck and you. think you've hit the rock
when you haven't.
Hut It can be done, and the engineer of
the water board are doing It. At last re
ports they had gone down 480 feet. Chief
Hnglnter Smith suid they would go down
1,500 feet If necessary, but he expected they
would find it at about 1.000 feet.
The crosHlng from Storm Klrffc to Break
neck, he said, was by all odds the most
desirable on ' the river. When th depth
of the bedrock waa ascertained then would
come the planning of the method of cross
ing. It had already been decided that a
tunnel through the . rock waa the most
The crossing could be made In four ways.
First, by a number of pipes laid on the
surface of the muddy bottom. The trouble
with this method was that It wouldn't be
permanent. The pipes would require fre
quent repairs and would often have to be
renewed entlrelyt thereby partially Inter
rupting the water supply of the elty. Alto
gether It would be an Infernal nuisance.
Second, a shield ' tunnel could be built
through the clay and silt The construc
tion of such- a tunnel would be expensive
both In life and money. One had only to
read the record of accidents in tunnels
now building around the city to appreciate
how dangerous the work was. '
The cost, too, had to be reckoned. Fur
thermore, such a tunnel waa not practica
ble. It couldn't be constructed . as tun
nels for trafflo are built because of the In
ternal pressure of the huge flow of water.
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This would necessitate a tunnel of excep
A third scheme suggested til to build a
bridge front mountain to mountain. Such
a bridge would have to be 140 feet high.
This would be all right, as far as getting
the water acrors Is concerned, for the
aqueduct Is some hundred feet above the
river, anyway. But the cost of keeping
such a bridge In repair would be great.
Therefore It was decided that a tunnel
through the bedrock of the river was the
best way to solve the problem. It was
the cheapest, Mr. Smith said, but, more
than that. It would be everlasting. The
rock was solid granite on both sides of the
river, which would Insure permanency.
All thla seems very wonderful to the lay
mind. The aqueduct Is to go through
Storm King at a height of 460 feet above
the river and take up Its course at only a
slightly lets height on the opposite face of
Breakneck. Between the two there must
be a dip of some 1.600 feet.
Mr. Smith had to smile when the un
scientific reporter expressed his Incredulity
that such a thing could be done. Ha
called attention to what the reporter
learned In his schoolboy days, but had
forgotten,-that water finds Its own level
and does run up hill when It Is so Inclined.
The present aqueduct crosses under th
Harlem at a depth of S00 or 400 feet, and
1,000 feet or more extra dldn'f make th
least difference In th world .
This Is what will happen' when the aque
duct strikes the Hudson: Coming down
from th Catskllls through . tube seven
teen and a half feet across and seventeen
feet high the mighty underground atream
will shoot through a vertical tube to 1,000
feet or ao below the surface of the Hud
son, cross the river through a short hori
sontal section, force Its way up another
vertical tub and then on to New Tork
through the main tube again. The ac
companying Illustration give an Idea of
the course the aqueduct will take.
J . alsamyJ
PROPOSED SOURCE OF NEW YORK'S
NEW WAT Kit SUPPLY IN THE CATS-
KILLS AND COURSE OF THE NalW
Mr. Smith wa talking over the1 tunnel
plans with a - mining engineer from the
west and asked bim if he didn't think It
waa a pretty big Job. Child's play, replied
the westerner, or words to that effect.
Ypu've no timbering . to do, he went on,
Just keep on boring, through the apek long
enough and the Job's done.
Nevertheless, the task Isn't the work of
a month or so. Tunnel boring through
olid granite coals money and takea time.
Some time and money will be aaved by
making the boring In this huge siphon
smaller In diameter than the remainder of
the aqueduct and by makiug It round. The
remainder of the tunnel la arched in shape.
This work of crossing the Hudson Netua
to be tremndous, but It Is really only a
mall part of a gigantic undertaking. The
preliminary work has been well advanced
and contracts for certain section of the
masonry will soon b ready to advertise
The first section to be built Is a stretch
of eleven miles between Peeksklll and
Croton. Most of th work to data has
been don on th Esopus and other neigh
boring water sheds. .
Here Is to be constructed a lake twelve
miles long and from one to four miles
wide. It will be known as the Ashokan
reservoir. The water will be confined by a
masonry dam 2 feet high and by a string
To keep this lake full an area of 1.000
square mile in the eastern part of the
Catskllls will be drained. Four streams,
the Schoharie, th Esoput. the Rondout
and.Catsklll creek carry the water from
fourteen aepargt water sheds. Small
aqueducts will be constructed to help to
collect the water for this mammoth reser
voir. . . , . . t
The aqueduct from Ashokan will be
eighty mile long. It will starhat an ele
vation of 610 ftst and slope gradually to
an elevation of SCO feet. That will' bring
th watr to New York 170 feet above the
level f existing water system, Insuring
The system will be Independent of the
Croton system. One curious part of th
plans Is that th new aquduct will pass
under th Croton reservoir In a deep tunnel.
No pumping stations will be required.
Wherever possible th aqueduct will b
constructed along th aurface, but at sev
eral points siphons srmjlar to the one under
the Hudson, though on a smaller scale,
will have to be buljt. Hills will be pierced
by tunnel and some valleys will be crossed
Th terminal reservoir will be back of
Yonker near th city Una Th storage
reaervolr will be at Kensleo and will cover
nearly t.SOO acres. It will have a capacity
of fl.ooo ftlu.ono gallon and wli have Its
own filtration plant. .
The planning of this great water system
has used up about all the enslnerlng talent
4 not otherwise engaged In making over Kw
Tork. Chief 'Engineer Smith ha under
htm more than too engineers.
THey are scattered over the line of th
system from the Catskllls to this city and
a large force la kept busy at the offices
of the commission at 209 Broadway. It's
by far the busiest of the city offices.
Mr. Smith talked to th 8un reporter
from behind a small mountain of blue
prints. From First Assistant Albert K.
Fllnn, at the office In New Tork, out to
Carlton Davis, who Is on the Job at Asho
kan, every one Is busy. Mr. Smith Is proud
of his force. He seys he has the finest
body of young men he ever saw. .
This new water system will be completed
when It Is completed, and that Is about aa
near as bns can estimate the time when
the city will get the benefit. One thing Is
certain. New Tork will be more than ready
for the water when It does come.
The aeheme was begun none too soon.
All the boroughs will share the output.
The height at which the water will enter
the city will not only make distribution
easy, but will Insure getting water up to
the top of th skyscrapers.
A trunk system will cross under Hell
Gate to Queens borough. Then It will
wander through Brooklyn and dive under
the Narrows to bring wet Joy to the people
of Btaten Island. Staten laland Is getting
pretty drv already, owing to th fallur
of efforts to get a temporary supply from
New Jersey, which opined that It could use
all the water It had.
All this water I going to cost the city
something. It has been figured that It
will take at least $162,000,000 to foot the
bill, but $200,000,000 Is probably nearer the
The undertaking will be financed by the
Issue of 4 per cent water supply bonds.
Experts figure that the System will pay
for Itself In twenty .years.
PETIT JURYF0R LINCOLN
Federal Court Panel Drawn for Term
to Begin Twenty-Second of
The federal petit Jury for the Lincoln
term of the United State and district
court was drawn Saturday afternoon by
District Clerk Hoyt and Jury Commissioner
Tllden. The Jury Is ordered to report at
Lincoln January 22. Omaha Is represented
on the Jury by Dr. R. D. Harris, retired,
and by O. K. Scofleld, merchant, living
at S16 South Twenty-alxth street. There
are forty Jurymen on the panel. Of this
number eighteen are farmer, one a pho
tographer, seven merchants, one real es
tate dealer, one law student, one grain
dealer, one stock buyer, one stenographer,
one lumber dealer, two with no occupation
given, one miller and one editor. Follow
ing I the list of Juror in detail:
Victor Anderson, Minden, farmer; John
Burge, Ulysses, farmer; James E. Brown,
Stanton, farmer; Frank M. Brink, Ponra,
farmer; Samuel Coffman, Genoa, farmer;
William H. Campbell, Clark, photographer;
Oscar Carlson, Axtell, farmer; Oeorge E.
Chllcote, Tork, merchant; Herman Dlers,
Gresham, merchant; William B. Eastham,
Broken Bow, real estate; John Fee. Beat
rice, farmer; H, K. Franta, Havelock,
banker; Oeorge W. Frissen, Henderson,
banker; Leonard Flansburg, Lincoln, law
student: William Gilbert, Strang, farmer;
J. A. Gilbert. Waco, grain dealer; Dr. R. D.
Harris, Omaha, retired; Thomas Hammond,
Nelson. tock buyer; William P. Hager.
Tork, farmer; Charles Hobbs, Falrbury. I
stenographer; Frank M. Hugnes, ocnuyier,
grocer; Jame Jack, Rochester, Implement
dealer; Sam Johnson, Avoca, farmer; Henry
Kersten. Wlsner, farmer: A. King, Teka-
mah, farmer; Gus Linn, Klmbell, lumber
dealer; Isaao Murphy, Stanton, farmer;
J. A. Miller, Arlington; Erneat Meyer, Oak,
mljler; . Jamea Mttfoney, . Pender,., retired
farmer; Peter Nelson, Davey, Implement
dealer; Harley Nettleton. Benedict, farmer:
Omar Paap. Berlin, farmer; F. J. Pratt
Plum Creek, editor; Joseph Ramsey, Fllley,
farmer; Charles Rodin, Clarks; S. D. Ross,
Grand Island, banker; O. K. Scofleld,
Omaha, merchant; Fred H. Schults, Stan
ton, merchant; Roy Whitney, Springfield,
PIONEERS fLAN BIG SOCIAL
Appoint Committees, but Defer Selec
tion of Time and Place of
The committee of, arrangement for th
first annual social of the Douglas County
Pioneer association met Saturday at 1:30
p. m. The reports of the different mem
bers of the committee on the selection of
a location for the social and propositions
of the different caterers to furnish tup
plies were submitted and discussed. The
committee empowered Chairman Yoat to
contract with the caterers Mrs. John F.
Brlggs waa appointed a .chairman of th
commute on program,, ah to select the
remainder of the committee. Mrs. Brlggs
made these selections:- B. E. B. Kennedy,
Joseph Redman,' A. N. Yost and Mrs, Alice
Quann. . -
Mrs. A. Sorenson and Mrs. Haney were
appointed as the reception committee to
enlarge Ha membership at their discretion
Mrs. Sorenson wa also appointed chair
man of the committee on music. Men-
dames Haney, Quann and Sorenson and
Messrs. Redman, Lockner, Feenan and
Yost were appointed a committee to select
two young women each to wait on the
The reception committee and those In
charge of the tablea are requested to re
port at 1 p. m. on the afternoon of the
social at th hall of the association. The
location of the hall for the social has not
yet abeen decided upon, nor has the exact
date of the sociai. that being left to the
next regular meeting of the association
early In February Provision will be made
for 800 or 400 people at the social.
There being no further business before
It the committee then adjourned until 1:M
p. m. Thursday, February 14.
HORSE AND MAN EXHAUSTED
Officer Samneleon Comes (
Beseae a4 Takes Charge
f Both. I
Himself hardly able to walk or even
stand because of drink and his old horse In
much the same predicament because of th
slippery pavements, and weak from fre
quent falls, Fred Angeston, 19S0 South
Forty-ninth street, and hi suffering ani
mal were reacueoT by Police Sergeant Bam
uelson from a possible night out door un
able to reach shelter, Saturday nlgrrf. Sev
eral reports were sent In to the polio sta
tion during the evening from different lo
cations In the north part of the city, stat
ing a drunken man driving a horse and
light wagon was having a serious time,
falling out of th vehicle at time and be
ing unable to get back unaided. It wa alsi
said th horse wa falling frequently and
was getting weak "from exertion.
Samuelson. went out to ,fnd the wander
ers and at none of th points from which
th reports had come could he find th
pair, but after long search he wa success
ful. He found th report to have been
true, and It la likely but for hi appear
ance the man would have dropped Into a
drunken stupor, whll th horse would have
fallen from shear eahauatlon, and both
possibly have f rosea to death, unless some
chance passerby In that sparsely settled
section should happen along.
Samuelson had the hora kd to a bara
and took Angeatoa with bun to JalL
INCIDENT OF PIONEER DATS
Becollectioas of Chats of Vn's Thieves
from Missouri to Omaha.
TRACKED BY IMPRINTS OF HEW SHOES
Th t'sslar, the Ketarn Jearaey and
Reception at Home Death of the
Leader of th Merry
Above the mist of time and the haxe
of romance enveloping the story of pioneer
day looms the figures of horse and mule
as helpmates of the pathfinders. Posses
sion of one or more were prime essentials
In obtaining a livelihood. They were let
ter of credit for the newcomer, giving him
an Immediate standing In village or camp.
Ownership made him a person worth while.
Constituting the sole means of conveyance,
the passenger locomotive aa well as mall
carrier, freighter and cultivator, horns and
mute were aa good as gold and readily ex
changeable for coin or dust at a high
figure. The great value of the animals and
their Imports nee In the scheme of progress
caused them In many caaes to be prised
aa highly as human life. Theft of the
animals waa a high crime and wa punished
with th rude, but effective specific of rope
or gun. or both. Yet so readily were they
convertible In money that scores of des
perate characters followed the risky busi
ness of horse lifting along the pioneer
highways, and , many a tragic adventure
waa enacted In their pursuit and capture.
Two Market Town.
In Its Infancy Omaha and Council Bluff
were quite a market for animals of ques
tionable ownership. Horses were brought
from the east and mules from Missouri.
From the latter state quite a business was
marked up and carried on so boldly that
the authorities decided to get busy. One
of the many expeditions sent In pursuit of
mule thieves to Omaha and beyond started
from Lock port, now Kansas City, In the
summer of 1858, and was In command of
Thomas Mars, who died at his home in
Berrien Springs, Mich, last Friday. There
were five men in the party, all mounted
and properly armed. A bunch of four mules
had disappeared and about the same time
three men were missed from their haunts.
The pursuers struck the trail above St.
Joseph and followed' ft along the Missouri
valley until' It was lost on the well worn
road below Council Bluffs. Somewhere In
that vicinity one of the mules was dis
posed of and driven Inland. "We reached
Council Bluffs," said Mr. Mars, In relat
ing the adventure to1 the , writer, "without
any definite Idea as to the direction the
thieves had taken. We did not get a trace
of the party In Council Bluffs, as they had
skirted the town and crossed the river to
Omaha. We were only two days behind
them, though we did not know It at . tho
time. On the way to the river we dis
covered on the moist soil of the road the
Imprint of new mule shoes, and as one of
the stolen animals had been shod recently
we felt confident we were on the right
Capture and Subsequent Events.
The pursuers pressed on with greater en
ergy, stopping In Omaha only long enough
to feed and water their animals and re
plenish their saddle-bags. Some twenty
miles weat of Omaha, near what was then
known as Elk City, , they came upon th
thieves, who surrendered without reslst-
"One of the three.;' aald Mr. Mars, "was
an Itinerant preacher, and he was only
craven In the party. - Before we hud decided
on m course of actlonyihe preacher offered
to give evidence ainat his fellow." !
Pursuers and captive started homeward
on the west side of the river, in order to
avoid possible legal complication at Omaha
or Council Bluffs. Near Nebraska City the
preacher escaped during" a night camp. The
remaining pair reached Missouri.
Some distance from home," related Mr.
Mars, "we were metj by a reception com
mittee, which, finding us weary and hun
gry, gave ua refreshments and took charge
of the prisoners. We did not see them
again. They did not reach town. Local
tradition had it that, the formalities of a
trial were dispensed with. One thing we
were sure off the pair we brought back did
not resume business."
Mr. Mar was a splendid type of Ameri
can frontiersman, strbng, rugged, forceful,
quick to see and act,- aa clean and straight
in life ao the forest pines of Southern
Michigan where the greater part of his
life was spent. ' His parents settled In that
section In 1831 when he was a babe of two
years and he grew to manhood there. The
western fever took him to Missouri In the
fifties.1 When ' the civil war came on hi
strong union sympathies made him an un
desirable resident.1 Several times he was
urged to leave the country, but did not
move until tho raiders burned his saw mill.
Returning to his old home near Benton
Harbor he engaged tn farming and fruit
raising and continued It almost to the end
of his 78 years. He wa repeatedly elected
a member of the Michigan legislature.
served a term as state railroad commis
sioner, president of the state grange and
was counsellor, confidant and executor for
most of the rural families in St. Joseph
county. Mrs. Mara who died four years
ago, waa a near relative of Dr. O. 8. Wood
COUNTY CONTRACTS ARE LET
Ice Bids Are All of Them Rejected
Oa Groand Thnt They Are
The board let the annual contracts for
th furnishing of -fnost of the supplies, but
rejected all bids fur supplying ice, aa they
were considered too tilgh. The bids ran
from 35 to 40 cents per 100 pounds, and for
filling the county hospital icehouse II per
ton. The bid were accompanied by a pro
vision that these price were not to apply
In case of a short crop. The board will ad
vertise for new bida
The contract for printing, stationery,
lithographing and blanks are divided
among a number of bidders, the Omaha
Printing company and the Klopp-Barilett
company being low on the greatest number
of Items. The latter, company offered, in
case the entire bid waa given to it. to make
a contract at the low price lr. any of the
bida on the different items, but the board
rejected the offer, holding It would not be
fair to the smaller bidders who had helped
pull price down. Other contracts were
awarded a follows: Cement, sewer pipe,
sand and brick to Sunderland Bros, com
pany; lumber, to the H. F. Cady Lumber
piling, to the Chicago Lumber
company; meat for county hospital and De
tention school, to A. Thomsen; groceries,
for the courthouse, Detention school, county
hospital and county store, to Wetnsteln 4
Greenberg and Johnson Bros; bread, to Z.
K. Keeder at 2V cents per loaf of on
pound; prescription, to Haines Drug com
pany at le cent each; groceries and meats
for the county store, to Allen Bros., J. p.
Mallender and Bommeri Bros.; drugs, to
Myers-Dillon company and Sherman m Mc
The 4oard selected John L Hobbs a
member of the Soldier' Relief commission.
County Assessor Reed was granted permis
sion t appoint fifty deputy assessor to
maJt th 1807 assessment
All goods sold at Hubermann's Jewelry
Btor Quaranud a to Prlc and quality.
Compiles with all requlrrnwnts of
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LETTERS FROM BEE READERS
V. F. HarrinctoiTe'ls Wherein He Eiffers
fion Omaha Jacks inians.
JUDGE HASTINGS DISCUSSES LILLIE PARDCN
W ilbur F. Bryant Scoffs at the Anti
Lobby I,tv and Inslnnatea that
Some Legislators Do Pro
test Too Much.
Contributions on timely topics are
Invltad from readers of The Bee.
Communications should be written
legibly on one side of the paper only
and accompanied by the name and
address of the writer. The name
will not be used if the writer asks
that it be withheld. I'nused com
munications will not he returned.
Correspondents are advised to limit
their letters to 300 wqrds or they
will be subject to being cut down
to that limit at the dlseretlon of the
editor. Publications of views of cor
respondents must not be taken to
commit The Bee to their endorse
ment. Ilarrlnaton Not n Jackaonlan,
O'NEIL, Neb., Jan. 11. To the Editor of
Ih your Issue of yesterday you publish
In your editorial columns the following par
agraph: One of the guests prominently In evidence
at tho Jackaonlan feast was M. F. Har
rington, president of. the recently organ
ised Public Ownership of Railroads league.
Either the Invitation to Harry Brom as
vice president of the lea&ue miscarried or
he neglected to send the usual letter of re
grets. I am satisfied that the editor of The Bee
beltevel It to be true that I attended the
Jackaonlan banquet. But it Is not true. I
was Invited by several of Its member to
attend but declined to do so, although I
waa In Omaha at the time on professional
business. I assumed that the speaker at
the banquet, who were assigned political
subjects, really represented , the political
sentiment of the manager of that organ
ization. The speakers so assigned were
Hon. L. T. Oenung of Iowa, Hon. O. M.
Hitchcock of Omaha and Hon. Warren
Swltzler of Omaha. I am not at all In
harmony with the political Ideas of these
gentlemen. I differ with them Just as much
as I do with the editor of The Bee, and
perhaps even more. These gentlemen all
stand for mossback democracy. They want
no progress. They want to go back to the
old rut. They are all opposed to the gov
ernment ownership of railroads. They be
lleve In the existing system. I have It
from Mr. Hitchcock personally, on the very
day that we formed th league that he as
opposed to public ownership of railroads
and feared the "centralized power" there
of and regarded the power that would be
placed In the hands of the administration
as "dangerous." As he regards this power I
a "dangerous," of course we must figure
him as one f our stalwart enemies. The
Other two gentlemen evidently are of like
opinion. The public ownership of railroads
Is going to break up party lines a no other
question hus broken them up since the
republic waa formed. In that new align
ment, the oratora at the Jackaonlan club
will naturally be found In whatever party
stands for the system of Rockefeller, Hill,
Ilarrlnian, Ryan and Morgan. The rest
of us will be found In another party.
Where th Jackaonlan club generally will
be when this division arrives, I cannot
foretell. If they were forced to take a
stand on the question today the member
of the Jackaonlan club would fight aa badly
as the famous Kllkenney cats. Influential
In that club are thoae who stand for the
existing system. But there are also In
that club many courageous, honest. Intel
ligent men who are not afraid to take the
people's side on th railroad question.
Yours truly, M. F. HARRINGTON.
Hastlnaa on the Pnrdon.
DAVID CITY. Neb., Jan. ll.-To the
Editor of The Bee: What do I thmk about
Mickey's action In pardoning Mrs. Lillle?
Well, what I really think about Mickey
and his exercising of the pardoning power,
not only In this case, but In many others,
would not look well In print. It would be
more emphatic than elegant. He com
mitted many Infamous acts In his exercls
of the pardoning power, but that wa the
most Infamous of all. There ia no excuse
or Justification whatever for It. Hi at
tempted excuae for It Is so without merit
that It brands him, In th minds of all
right thinking people, as either a fool or
a knave. In my Judgment, a man who so
abuses the authority placed in his hand
by the people Is a greater enemy of and
more dangerous to organised society than
any criminal he pardons. Bucii acts a hi
brings public officers Into disrespect. Peo
ple lose confidence In them. It bring about
a disrespect and disregard of the law, and
If those placed In office and given the
supreme power In such matters violate the
spirit of the authority why should not th
ordinary fellow think he can? 8uch acts
breed anarchy. The man Invested with
authority who does such things Is as much
an anarchist a the man who carries a
red flag In on hand and a bomb In th
other for the destruction cf organised gov
ernment. HI unlimited exerclaing of th
pardoning power is a disgrac to our great
state. Every man who voted to help place
him In power shares, to a certain extent,
the disgrace with him. To that extent we
who voted (or bim must blush for shame,
for he csn't.
In th Lillle matter he says that he read
the evidence and considered some new evi
dence, and that he had some doubt, a to
her guilt. Now, any one who knows any
thing about th evidence taken In that
caa knows that ther waa about 1,600
typewritten page of It, and that It would
be a physical Impossibility for a man to
read It In th time that h gave to th
J consideration or the matter f her par-
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don. let alone analysing and weighing It.
Twelve aa Kod men a could be found In
this county heard the evidence as It came
from the lips of the witnesses, saw the
witnesses on the stand, noted their con
duct and demeanor, and, under Instruc
tions from the court, found that the evl-,
dence proved her guilty of the crime
charged beyond reasonable doubt. The
trial court sustained that verdict, and I
want to say right here that If any person
ever had a fair and Impartial trial It was
Mrs. Lillle. All that has been said ahput
Judge Good being unfair In the trial of
that case la absolutely false. When there
was any doubt about the admission of any
evidence that doubt was resolved In her
favor by Judge Good. It will not do to
try to excuse the disgraceful act of
Mickey by maligning and abusing Judge
Good. The supreme court examined the
record upon which her conviction waa
based, said that she had had a fair and
Impartial trial, that there was no preju
dicial error In the record, and that the
evidence was sufficient to sustain the ver
dict and affirmed the Judgment and sen
tence of the lower court. And now this
man Mickey sets himself up aa superior to
the twelve men who heard the evidence,
to the trial Judge, and to the supreme
court ot this state and says that they
were all wrong. Great Is Mickey. We hope
there will be no other like him. What
the new evidence offered before him was
I am not advised. It waa wholly ex-parte
hearing, based upon affidavits, one of the
poorest procedure Imaginable for the
ascertainment of the truth. If she had
newly discovered evidence which would
have entitled her tp a new trial the courts
were open to her, and If the evidence had
been sufficient she would have been
granted a new trial. The state would have
had an opportunity to have examined her
witnesses and the truth would have
been ascertained whether the alleged
newly discovered evidence wa sufficient
to give her a new trial. Mickey, Instead
of relegating her to th court to obtain
a new trial, took the responsibility uppn
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himself not to give her a new trial but
an absolute pardon. The action I an out
rae and should be condemned by all de
It also seems that the present warden
of the state penitentiary Is too active for
the benefit of geyid government In hi
effots to obtain pardons for criminal
under his charge. The present governor
should appoint some one else In his place
who will perform the duties Imposed upon
him by law and not spend his time n
deavorlng tfi obtain pardon for crimin
als under hla charge.
Let us-pray. L, 8. HASTINGS.
CHECKS DID NOT LOOK GOOD
A a Consequence Joseph A. LaSTertf'
I Lodged in the City
With the charge pf forgery opposite his
name on the pollc blotter, Joseph A. Laf
ferty, who said he halls from, Orange, N.
J., occupies a cell at the city Jail. Ac
cording to ' th evidence of the police,
LafTerty attempted to get money In an
easier way than 'working fpr It, by first
providing himself with a number of blank
i hecks. Several of these he filled out for
$20, signed by different persons, the name
of Peter Bolan, a treet railway timer, and
Patrick Johnaon, with Hayden Bros., b
lng used on two.
LafTerty then went to Hayden Bros.'
store and offered the Bolan check In pay
ment tor some articles he ordered. When
questioned as to the man whose name was
attached to the check, LafTerty became
uncertain and said he had some mor
checks in hi pocket, one from a man whom
tho salesman would probably know. H then
presented the Johnson paper. LafTerty
being somewhat Intoxicated and otherwise
acting trangely, Johnapn was shown ths
check, and denied having given any to th
man of plenty checks. Detectives Drummy
and Maloney were then summoned from
the police tatlon and LafTerty placed
under arreL , , "