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    The Omaha! Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII-'nO. 38.
uorernor or New Mexico Iilistnicted
07 President to Clean H(nj0.
Tangle of Graft and Intrigue
Straightened Out.
:e BAT
to Be
Bays Tax Aiieiimenta in Territory
Are Notoriously Unfair
Value of Oa Mia Said to B
to Total Assessment of ,he
vara Chana'
la FrMfMi. I
OYSTER BAT. N. T., July tl.-R"llcal re
forms In tha territorial governments Qf New
Mexico are to ba Inaugurated uporl the ar
rlral la Santa Fa of Governor 1 George
Curry, who ha Just ireturned fom the
Philippine . to assume that office. I Preal
dent Rooosvelt conferred wit (governor
Curry for two hours today ana -.nt him
on his way thoroughly Imbuel v rth the
necessity of ruling with an Iron? ha nd until
the aliased tangle of Intrigue an d graft
In New Mexico had been tjtral ghtened
out )
"Clean government la what t'.ie r resident
wants," said Governor Curry.1 on leaving
Oyster Bay, and that In whsi I t hall do
my best to establish." !
Conferences on the slttiatlon )n J he ter
ritories were continued at Ragjamr re Hill
after the departure of Governor Ct rry, as
Chief Justice Kent of Artsona an d Fed
eral Judge B. 8. Rodey of Fort Rloo,
formerly delegate In congreaa f roi n New
Mexico, were luncheon guests of th a pres
ident Judge Rodey told the president tl iat tha
tax valuation In New Mexico ha' t bean
outrageously juggled by the rallroi id and
mining Interests. He claims' tha t the
value of one mine Is equal to tl , tax
assessment for the whole territory at d that
the actual valuation of the railroads n tha
territory more than doubles ths ent re tax
valuation of all the territory.
Judge Kent, whose friendship wi h the
president dates back to their eolleg days,
aid his visit was entirely of a social
Cleaning Oat la Store,
Itore. J
HI. Go-L
. . I
On leaving Bagamore mil. uo-yernor
Curry said he had gone over the
Mexico situation In a general way
tha president. He will spend rne dayta
Washington and then proceed to San! a Fa.
Tou know," he remarked. "I ha' -a al
ways been a democrat, but I am a I tooae
,i velt man. and next to that a Taft man.
.1 veil man, ana nen 10 mai.
leWhe president wants ma to
Jie administration in New
talte hdid of
Mexico I with
but one object In view cleaning out. 1 rhere
wUI be some changes' In the offices c f the
territory, but this cannot . ba anno' meed
at present; Tha appointments I shall make
will be solely with a view to getting good
officials. Wherever I ran get ouch off! cials
from tha republican party. I shall 1 take
them. ;but shall not be confined to t that
party In making apppolntments. .
"The political factional wrangle lr! the
territory baa grown to be very acutei and
tha president has honored me with tb .ap
pointment as governor, a place I wai not
at all 'anxious to take, evidently bee ause
I bad been out of the territory for the
last eight years and am entirely free : rom
uoh alliances."
Ralph Moody of Omaha aad F.
alrva of Hustings Dead la
M. P. Wreck.
ATCHISON, Kan.. July tl. Missouri
clflo freight train No. 164 ran eay i,Wn
Shannon hill hare this morning and struck
tha rear end of No. 164. also a freli :j,t,
standing on the track. Four persons w dre
killed and two Injured. F. D. Soott. I re
man on No. 164; Fred Butslrus, Hastlr gs.
Neb. ; Ralph Moody, Omaha, and an ' in
known man were killed. Butslrus, Mix,
and the unidentified roan were beating thUtr
way. Two tramps were Injured slight!.
Snglneer Cooper of No. 164 and the crt,w
of No. 164 escaped by Jumping.
Ralph Moody, who was killed In a M,.
ouri Paciflo railroad wreck near Atchison,
Kan., was a bell boy at the Millard b.ot4.
He resigned his place Sunday and lejft
town on Monday, without saying where j)a
was going, and the next news the Millard
hotel people had of him was whan th.
read in Tha Bee Wednesday .evening tt,B
account of his death. He was about 47
years of age and had been employed ln
the Millard less thsn a week, having com
to Omaha from his home ln Hasting',
where his widowed mother resides.
Loan IsamoasL
ouuoa 1 front
Lara CI lea Will
aaaa la Rev
Prohibition, i
AUGUSTA, Oa., July tl.-Chao reign
In the liquor traffic ln this state today, slncfe
It Is certain that the bill for absol
te prot
hlbltlon, after January 1, will be si,
ned b
Governor Smith soon.
Augusta will lose 13.600.000 In
values and license taxes. Atlanta's loss wll
almost treble that of all other whisky
selling place In the state. , Brunswick'
loss will run above the ml'lion mark.
Macon will suffer heavy in the loss of
revenue and a fine brewery. It was stated
here today that the railroads have offered
to transport breweries and stills to other
states free of charge. Tha whisky luter
ests will move to Florida and Alabama.
Statistic of Interstate Commission
Reveal Number of Deaths Lews
for Quarter.
WASHINGTON. July St. According to
accident bulletin No. tl. Issued today by
the Interstate Commerce commission, the
total number of casualties to passfngtrs
and employe while on duty In that thres
mouths ended March tl was SO.MjI com
pared with 10.144 ths preceding 1 three
months, a decrease of ttl. The J total
number of passenger and employe killed
la train accidents was 411 and th num
ber of injured 4.11. tl less la th num.
ber killed and 16 leas la the numb.r .
yurod. compared with the preceding
snojtth. The total number of celllBong
V and derailments la th quarter was j (,j
aad th damage to property by tha.'..
44ents amouated t I1.tlt.116
Tkindif, August 1, lOT.
1907 August 190?
sun mos. rvt. win raw ri. sat
5 t ? r i 23
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
II 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 20 27 28 29 30 31
Forecast for Nebraska Fair 1
Temperature at Omaha:
Hour. Leg. Hour.
6 a. m 64 1 p. m.
a. m 64 2 p. m.
7 a. m 6T S p. m.
I a. m.... ..68 4 p. m.
a. m 64 6 p. m.
10 a. m Tl 6 p. m.
U a. m 78 7 p. m.
U m ... .75 R p. m.
S p. m.
1 sO J
Judge Smith McPherson decides at To
paka that .Captain George W. Klrkman
must stay ln prison, his sentence being
continuous. rage 1
Governor George Curry, newly appointed
head of the territory of New Mexico, con
ferred with President Roosevelt and an
nounced that he would leave for his post
at once. rags 1
Missouri Railway commission rescinds
order permitting full speed on Missouri
Pacific road and gives ninety days for
track repairs. rare 1
Ralph Moody of Omaha killed In a
Missouri Pacific wreck at Atchison, Kan.
rags 1
Two fast passenger trains on the Chi
cago Great Western road collide near
Marshalltown, la., but no fatalities result.
rage 1
Millionaire Automobile Dealer Coey of
Chicago and the mother of Miss Laura
Matthews, who Is dead at Colorado
Springe, Join in the theory that the
woman was murdered from ambush.
rage 1
Chief Hayes of Kansas City, head of
the police department for ten years, has
been ordered before the police board.
Pag 1
Lieutenant General Miles acted as mar
shal of the parade at the Boston home
coming. rage 1
State's attorney at Clinton, 111., arrives
at decision that MaGllI and wife entered
into a suicide pact and that MaGlll failed
to carry out his part of the agreement.
rag 1
Senator A. J. Beverldge will marry Miss
Katherlne Eddy at St. Petersburg on Au
gust 7. , rags B
Railway statistics show fewer persons
killed by .railway accidents during last
quarter than for previous three months.
rage a
Georgia cities will suffer tremendous
loss of revenue from prohibition law that
Governor Smith Is certain to sign.
rage 1
Nebraska supreme court decide that
Harrison Clarke must hang on August 30.
rag 3
Governor Sheldon appointed Mrs. Har
riet MacMurphy of Omaha a .food In
spector under the new pur food law.
' ' rag 3
Big general merchandise store 6f O. &
Champ at Friend Is destroyed by fire.
rag 3
Stat Board of Assessment Axes th
levy at T mills, the saro as last year.
Douglas county merchaadis Is increased
11 per cent and Lancaster reduced B per
cent. Treasurer' report shows Increased
amounts deposited la country banks.
. rag 3
Opening by th Milwaukee of its new
South Dakota line enables Omaha to ex
tend Its commercial Interests into a now
territory. rage 1
J. C. Orr of Schuyler, survivor of th
Columbia shipwreck off the coast of Cali
fornia, gives graphic aeoount of the hor
ror, rag 13
8. MacMurray of Wood River, who Is
forced to appeal to- Interstate Commerce
commission for fair treatment at hands
of railroad, was principal wltneas ln hear
ing of charges against railroads and line
elevators. rags T
County board again defer action on the
request of Shlmer Chase for a fran
chise to construct a railway from end of
Q street car line to Seymour park.
rag ia
Real Estate exchange holds enthuslastlo
meeting, ln which speaker shows Omaha
Investments are four times better today
than In boom day, rag T
Torsas Offered by Itoel Corporatloa
Regarded sr Acceptable
by Mea.
Dl'LUTH. Minn., July tl. The ore dock
strikers this afternoon voted to return to
work and operations will be resumed to
morrow. This Is declared as breaking the
strike. The reply of the steel corporation
to the striking or dockmen was delivered
to ths latter today and a meeting to con
sider the communication was Immediately
called. The latter expreases a readiness to
re-employ all old men before accepting any
laborers not heretofore ln the employ of
the company and a willingness to take up
with any of the employes after they hsve
returned to work. Individually or collec
tively, any issue which the men deem
should be readjusted.
NEW TORK. July tt-The Steel corpora
tion has decided to begin operations at Its
docks at Duluth immediately and has noti
fied the men that any of tbem who want
to com back to work will be taken back;
that no outsiders will be taken If the old
men desire to return and that the old men
will be taken back without any prejudice
whatever because of the strike. This is
considered fair to the men in view of the
serious Interruption of business by the
As to wsges, the company position Is
that It entered Into an agreement with the
men In May as to what wages would be
for th season of 107 until October H next.
Th company expeot and believes that a
large number of th men desire this agree
ment and will show their good faith by re
turning ta work under It. If this Is dons
the company states that It will stand ready
at any time, as It has In ths past, to take
jup with Its men any questions of mutual
Interest that may arise from time to time,
t HIBBINO, Minn., July tl.-Slx hundred
ttrlklng miners assembled today at Chle
Kolm and started out along -th country
rpad. planing to make such a demonstra
tion of their strength as would Induce th
sen working at th various locations tn
1 Chlaholm district to quit work. Deputy
ierlff Magle and ten deputies, armed with
rifles, met the men and ordered them back
4 town, where they dispersed. Much
'Hger crews war at work at all th mine
Supreme Court Decides Omaha Negro
Mn it Die August 30.
He, with Calrla Wala aad Clarence
Oatkrlaht, Waatonly Kill Wal
aat Hill Car Maa Over
Year Ago.
LINCOLN, July tl.-The Nebraska su
preme court today handed down a man
date declaring that Harrison Clarke, con
victed of murder In Omaha, be hanged be
tween the hours of 11 a. m. and J p. m
'ugust 30, at the state penitentiary at
icoln. Clarke's appeal waa decided ad
,". sly and the death sentence affirmed.
wn Clarke. Clarence Gathiiarht and
K?? "'aln, three negroes, were convicted
ft V anton murder of Edward Flury,
the -inut Hill street car conductor, one
cold night in March, 1906, while the car was
at the souti end of the line tn Albright.
Clarke was the leader and was the only
one sentenced to hang. Wain got a life
sentence and Gathrlght twenty years in
the penitentiary. The capture of the three
men was effected wKhIn a short time by
means of a clever piece of work on th
part of Officer Joseph Ballew of South
Omaha, a colored policeman. He suspected
the rendesvous of the murderers as the
home of a certain female negro character
In South Omaha. He went to the house,
but the woman at first persistently denied
all knowledge of the men or affair; Anally
she admitted having made masks for the
men. Officer Ballew persisted ln searching
the premises and was rewarded by finding
one of the criminals under the bad, clinging
with his hands and feet to th bottom of
th springs under the mattress. Having
one In hand. It was easy work for htm to
secure the other two.
About the time of th Flury marder oc
curred that of Nels Lausten, the Cuming
street saloon keeper by the four white
youths, of whom O'Hearn waa sentenced to
die and then given a commutation of sen
tence to life Imprisonment by the su
preme court. These four and the three
negroes were In the county Jail at the
same time when two other criminals up
for murder were also confined there.
Soon after the arrest of the" Flury mur
derers one bitterly cold night a crowd of
perhaps 1.000 men, one of whom carried
a rope that would reach several rods, made
things exciting around the county Jail,
battering down one door and Anally search
ing in vain for th prisoners, most of
whom were securely and quietly ensconced
In the court house, having been slipped
over through the underground passageway
by the sheriffs men.
Flury was an unusually quiet and Inof
fensive man, but determined enough to at
tempt to protect his employers' money
when the three outlaws went to hold him
up. He shot one, slightly, but sustained
shots himself which took his Ufa In a few
Head of Police at Kansas City
a cased of Aldlag Sob, am
KAN8AS CITT. July 81. There was a
sensational turn here today in the pollc
Investigation when Chief John Hayes,
whom Governor Folk recently charged with
Irregularities, was ordered to appear before
the .Board of Police Commissioners and
answer charges of alleged corruption. Th
hearing will ba had this afternoon..
As a result of the hearing It la stated
Chief Hayes will be dismissed. Senior Cap.
tain John Branham probably will be named
as acting chief until some other man can
be definitely determined upon for that posi
tion. Hayes has been chief for ten year.
The charges against Chief Hayes Involve
his son, a lawyer, whom he Is alleged to
have aided In a police court caae. The
case was that of a man arrested for crim
inal assault. Young Hayes was retained
by the prisoner as attorney. One of the
principal witnesses against the prisoner
was a pollc officer whom. It la alleged.
Chief Hay sent out of town to prevent
his testifying at the trial. As a result of
this act young Hayes, it will be charged,
gained his suit and the defendant was dis
charged. Chief Hayes denies any com
plicity ln the case.
Iowa Railroad Commission Will Com
pel Steam Roads and Iater
arbans to Confer. ,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
PES MOINES, July tL-(Special)-An
order was issued by the Iowa Railroad com
mission to the effect that steam roads must
make Joint rates with lnterurbans after
August 1, when the Joint freight rate
schedule goes Into effect. The order was
Issued in the case of the Boone Brick, Tile
and Paving company against th Newton
& Northwestern.
The Newton A Northwestern is an inter
urban, owning the line from Ames to th
State Agricultural college grounds. The
brick company ships brick from Boone to
the college grounds. It maintained that
the Interurban was entitled only to a
switching charge from Ames to the col
lege. The Chicago Northwestern, over
which the brick was shipped to Ames, was
really back of the deal. The interurban
maintained that It was entitled to the min
imum charge for a shipment.
The railroad commission took ths ground
that If It allowed the charge to be a switch
ing chsrge the steam roads all over the
stat would make switches of the lnterur
bans. It therefore ruled with th interur
ban that It' was entitled to the minimum
shipping charge, the distance being about
two mnes. Arter August 1 the rate must
be a Joint rate of 80 per cent of the locals.
The order of the commission. It .Is be
lieved, will result in the Chicago A North
western building a switching spur to the
college grounds, the tracks of the road
already going through the college farm.
sretess Bandit Porcoa Government
to Call Off Troops that Arc
TANGIER, Morocco, July tl. On the re
quest of th British minister Lowether, fol
lowing a letter from Cald Sir Harry Mac
Lean, stating that Ralaull, who holds him
prisoner, threatens to kill him unless the
government troop ar w'hdrawa from th
Kkmea territory, Mohaj ad Gabbaa, the
minister of war, today .dared the sus
pension of all operation against RalsuU.
Brtttak rropoeltlow Adopted by Com
salttee of The llaane by Good
THE HAGCE, July tl. The British
proposition for the abolition of contraband
was adopted In committee today, It to S,
Vnlted Ptates. Germany, France, Russll
and Montenegro voting no. Japan, Spain,
Panama, Greece and toumanla abstaine.l
from voting. There were also ten ab
sentees. Explaining the American vote in oppo
sition, Joseph H. Choate derlared It was
the plan of the United States to limit In
every way possible the list of objects
that shall be considered contraband of
war, but to go further than this now
would be a violation of a long-established
custom. The change, Mr. Choate con-
I 1nil4 vnnlri ,rat. tnanv i,hf..r.a In. I..
regarding the rights and duties of neu
trals and belligerents, prove more Injuri
ous to the commerce of the world than
the existing custom and contribute noth-
, lug to the intereats of peace. .
The British proposal on contraband, to-
Eciiinr wnii ine proposals BUDmuiea Dy
the United States and Germany on the
same subject, has been sent to committee
for examination. The American proposals
divides contrabands into two classes, ab
solute and conditional.
KlnsT Frederick Promises to Recog
nise Freedom, bat Still Holds
the Country,
RETKJAVKK, Icelsnd, July 81. At a
banquet given In his honor last night King
Frederick of Denmark, who, accompanied
by Prince Harald, Premier Chrlstensen and
forty members of the Rlgsdag, arrived here
yesterday, announced his policy regarding
the future relations between the Danish
crown and Iceland.
"I have Inherited th klngodm a a unit,"
said King Frederick, and as such It shall
remsln from generation to generation, but
I have also Inherited from my father the
tradition that the Icelanders ar to be a
free people who oo -operate with the king
ln framing the laws under which they are
to live. I have therefore established a
commission, consisting of members of the
Danish Rlgsdag and the Icelandic Althing,
to arrange: for legislation to define the
constitutional power of Iceland ln th
realm and 'to And a form under which the
freedom of Iceland may be built up and
protected while at the same time the unity
of the realm Is preserved and Insured."
Kgypolosrlsts Declare Ho Was Tain,
Did Nothlna-, bat Pooled
LONDON, July 8f Egyptologists claim
that they have discovered that Ram
eses II was a fraud And that he la not en
titled to th appellation of "Great" which
historians have given him. Recent ex
plorations, It Is stated, have developed the
fact that the many temples find monu
ments bearing his name, and, therefore,
supposedly his work, existed 1,000 year
before him. Th explorer believes th king
waa vain and caused his name' to be out
everywhere. vi
Prof. Navtlla, one f The official explorer
of antiquities tn Egypt, had this to say
about Rameses:
The more we discover about fftamese the
more convinced we are that he waa a fraud.
Ho waa not great ln any way, but his van
ity was colossal. To satisfy this he eon
celvefVJhe . notion of causing his name to
be Inscribed on every temple, statue and
monument that he Imagined would stand
the test of time. Ths plan succeeded only
too well for many years. In consequence
of It explorers united in deciding that he
must have been a great king. Now we are
beginning to And him out.
Indiana. Senator and Miss Eddy to
Take Vows In St. Peters
bars; Soon.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 31. It was
definitely settled today . that the wedding
of Miss Katherlne Eddy of Chicago, sis
ter of Spenceer F. Eddy, Arst secretary of
the American embassy here, and Albert J.
Beverldge, United States senator from In
diana, is to take place August T at the
residence of Ambassador and Mrs. Tower,
Benator Beverldge will be obliged to sign
a pile of documents three Inches deep be
fore the necessary marriage permit can be
Issued. The senator will arrive from Bern
tomorrow. Ambassador Tower, who is at
Bad Klsslnlng, and Mrs. Tower, who is ln
Paris, are to return August 4.
The wedding is to be private. The reli
gious ceremony, which will be performed
by the Rev, Thomas Hall of New York,
will be preceded at the registrar's office
by the civil ceremony. A wedding break
fast to members of the family will be
given by Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eddy at
their residence here.
Dr. Port In of Paris Discovers Method
of Securing Image ot Back
of Era.
PARIS, July 81. Dr. Fortln has reported
to the Academy of Science a new contriv
ance which he believes to be of great
service in eye diagnosis. The physicians
found that the light from a mercury
vapor lamp, passing two sheet of blue
glass and reflected nto the eye by a
large lens, reveals the internal condition
infinitely better than the ordinary white
light. By placing a screen with a pin
hole between the light and the eye a mag
nified image of the vessels at the back
of tbe retina which have hitherto been
invisible, has been obtained.
Sltnatloa In Somth Preset Improve
and Troops Ar Being
PARIS, July 81. The situation In the
south of France over the discontent of the
win growers has improved to such an
extent thst the authorities began today to
withdraw the troops sent Into the disaf
fected districts. Furthermore, the govern
ment has decided to release on ball M.
Ferroul. former mayor of Narbonne; Mar
cellln Albert and other leaders of the move
ment who were taken Into custody.
! St. Louts Brewer Reported on Way to
Recovery nt Villa la
SCHWALBACH. Prussia, July tt.Ths
physician In attendance upon Adolnhus
' Busch of St. Louis, who has been seriously
, ill at his villa near here, announced today
' that Mr. Busch was now out of danger
and Improving gradually, The doctor ad
ded that tn order to lniure convalescence
Mr. Busch might have t spend next win
ter In a southern climate '
Secnrei Entrance Into Fertile Field
by Milwaukee Line.
First Stork Train from Reliance, 8. D.,
Brian's Twenty-Two Cars of
Cattle to Soatk Omaha
Omaha has tapped another country new
to Its commercial Interests. By means of
the Milwaukee's line Into the Chamberlafn
and Rapid City section of South Dakota
Omaha projects Its trade extension Into n
fertile region not heretofore controlled by
any one center of business. The ftrst cattle
train brought down by the Milwaukee
arrived Monday and it contained twenty
two cars of cattle for South Omaha. The
shipment originated at Reliance, which Is
a little place on the new road. The train
made schedule time and everything con
nected with the delivery semes to have
been entirely satisfactory.
The Milwaukee officials, as well as busi
ness men In Omaha and the packing In
terests at South Omaha, are feeling good
over the prospects held out in this single
, shipment. If the flrst train does that well
, they are confident of building up a large
and profitable business, not alone ln live
stock, but ln every other line of trade, and
annexing to Omaha's steadily growing field
of patronage another vary material ele
ment of strength.
Much of this country traversed by the
Milwaukee's new line has not been com
mercially tributary to Omaha for the
simple reason Omaha has had no effective
means of reaching It, but under the new
conditions It is brought Into close contact
with the merchants of the Gate City and
It will be thoroughly worked for trade
from now on. St. Paul and Minneapolis,
and even Chicago, it was thought, might
reap greater benefit than Omaha by means
of this new line, whose route and schedules,
It was feared, would not be favorable to
Omaha, but now that freight has begun
to move and an Insight Into the practical
outcome Is possible the feeling Is different.
The territory Is Omaha's by right of loca
tion and Omaha men aay they propose to
keep their right securely from the grasp
of competing cities.
New Tariffs Please Omaha.
The Milwaukee has published freight tar
iffs for Its new line from Pierre to Rapid
City, 8. D. Omaha Jobbers perused the
tariff sheets with much satisfaction, for
no discrimination against Omaha and In
favor of Chicago and St. Paul Is apparent.
It was feared the road might make the
tariff from St. Paul and Chicago to points
on the new line less than the sum of the
Missouri river locals, but no such thing
was don. Local Jobbers seem to be
pleased with the new tariffs, though there
is still considerable dissatisfaction with the
rates from Omaha to points ln southeastern
South Dakota and an Intimation is made
that a Aght for readjustment will be made
later ln the season.
Cat Rates from Sooth.
The railroads of the south are making
remarkably low rates and expect to reap
a harvest as a consequence. August 17,
the rate from New Orleans to Chicago and
rettirn Will be SIS, the regular rate being
833, and th round trip rat from Memphis
will be 113, the regular rate being 831. Th
fares are put in at .a time when southern
people want to go north. , Railroads ln the
west have announced reduced rates are a
thing of the past. The Illinois Central Is
expecting to handle .between 20,000 and 25,000
on these rates between August 17 and Sep
tember 1.
Medical Experts Declare Mrs.
MaGlll Met Death from
Its Use.
CLINTON, 111., July 81. The report of
the medical experts who made an analy
sts of the contents of the stomach of Mrs.
Pt MaGlll, tha Arst wife of Fred MaGlll,
waa received here today and State's Attor
ney Miller announced that the report Is
to the effect that Mrs. MaGlll died from
chloroform poisoning. A trace of arsenlo
was also found. Ths belief Is growing
here that Mrs. MaGlll did commit suicide.
. CHICAGO, July 31. Dr. Adolph Gher
raan, the chemist who examined the
stomach and other organs of Mrs. Pet
McGIll of Clinton, 111., said today that he
had not sent a full report of his Investi
gations to the authorities at Clinton, for
the excellent reaon that he had not yet
completed them. He had, however, sent
a partial report. He admitted that arsenic
had been found in the stomach, but aatd
he thought it came from the embalming
Auld. He refused to say anything further
whether the proportion of arsenlo was
such as might be expected from the em
balming Auld.
State's Attorney Miller made this state
ment today:
"The theory the state will go on now Is
that there was a suicide compact between
Mr. and Mrs. McGIll and that she carried
out her part of the agreement."
Secretary of War Expects to Speak la
Lincoln Ansrnst 28 on HI
Way West.
WASHINGTON. July 31. Advice from
Secretary Taft at Murray Bay, Canada, In
dicate that ho haa made several changes
tn the itinerary of his transcontinental trip
to Seattle, Wash., on his way to the Phil
ippines early in September. According to
plans at present, he will arrive tn Wash
ington on August 11 and dispose of all
publlo business requiring his attention, so
as to be able to leave this city on the 18th
and keep an engagement to address the
republican clubs at Columbus, O., on the
evening of the 19th. He Is considering an
invitation to make an address In Kentucky,
preferably at Louisville, August 22, and
probably will do so, but that Is not yet
settled. He will make addresses at Okla
homa City August 24 and at Joplln, Mo.,
on the 26th, and If possible at Springfield,
Mo., August 26 or 37, and at Lincoln,, Neb.,
on the 29th. Jf it can be arranged. He will
speak at Denver August SO, at Portland,
O., September 6, Taeoma September 7, and
st Beanie September t. and will sail from
tha latter city on the steamship Minne
sota September 10 for Manila.
Another Strange Case of Murder
Presented to Police of
New Tork.
NEW YORK, July 81. Tne mutilated
body of a young woman, consisting of the
torso from the waist down and the legs
which were se--red below the knees,
Aoated ashore today near an amusement
park on Staten Island. There la every
Indication of murder.
Miss Matthews' Narse Teatldes nt
Colorndo Spring laqnest Ram
sigh IdentlSed.
Coroner Richardson slated this noon that
ln his opinion both Miss Laura Mathews
and Amos R. Rumbaugh committed suicide.
Ho said he believed Miss Mathews killed
herself because of unrequited love on the
part of C. A. Coey, the Chicago millionaire,
and that Rumbaugh, who had been drink
ing heavily, had killed himself because of
Infatuation for the girl.
Miss Green, the nurse, the Arst witness
called to the stand at the coroner's Inquest
today, testified that C. A. Coey, the wealthy
Chicago automobile dealer, has sent her
several telegrams slnre the tragedy, one ot
which reads as follows:
"Will meet you at train. Forward let
ters. Keep your own counsel."
The witness admitted receiving t35 from
Coey yesterday.
Miss Green testified that Rumbaugh on
Monday told her that he and Laura had
been driving in a closed carriage on Fri
day and that after Laura had disclosed to
I him her relations with Coey, she suddenly
' drew a revolver and attempted to shoot
I herself. Rumbaugh wrested the pistol from
her. Rumbaugh also told Miss Green that
he and Miss Matthews had determined to
marry and go abroad. Rumbaugh had en
1 gaged a section In a Pullman for himself
and Miss Matthews and they were to leave
' for New Tork on Monday.
The nurse said Rumbaugh was very much
agitated when told of Miss Matthews'
death and talked, excitedly about going
east and taking revenge on Coey.
Miss Green said she had no desire to
withhold any Information from the Jury.
After Identifying a larce bundle of letters
J written by Coey to Miss Matthews, wlt-
ness was excused. These letters have not
j been made public, but are said to be mod
erate In tone and simple.
They were addressed "Dear Girl," "Dear
Llltle Laura," and "My Dear Laura."
Several telegrams also were offered ln evi
dence. One letter begins "Find Inclosed Afty dol
lars." another "Your loving letter received. '
The coroner when asked as to the nature
of the letters said they were of character
which do not reflect aerloualy upon Mr.
C. L. Kingsbury, a bellboy at the Acacia
hotel, testified that on Saturday afternoon
he overheard a telephone conversation be
tween a man and Miss Mathews. He cut
ln on the wire Just as the conversation
ended, but overheard the man say, "Kill
you from ambush." Miss Mathews said,
"What?" and the man repeated what he
had said.
Amos R. Rumbaugh, who shot himself
late yesterday rather than testify at the In
quest over the body of his friend. Miss
Laura Matthews, died early this morning
at the St. Francis hospital. The coroner's
inquest held over the body of Miss Mat
thews, which waa adjourned yesterday
when It oecame known that Rumhaurh
I had shot himself, resumed here this morn
PITTSBURG. July Sl.-Th suicide of
Amos R. Rumbaugh at Colorado SDrlnas
I yesterday has cleared the mystery of his
! disappearance from his home at Mount
j Pleasant, Pa., near here we week ago.
numoaupn was msrrled and was one of
th most prominent cltlsens of 'Mount
Pleasant. Two weeks ago last Monday
h left "honre without Indicating to his wife
or relatlvesi trhlther he was going and until
now all effort to locate him were unavail
ing. Yesterday, his wife, despairing of his
return, had her household effects packed
and was preparing to leave today for the
horn of her father, A. C. Ruff, at Louden
vllle, O. As a result of the Information
; from Colorsdo Springs, however, she will
derer her departure for the present and
Charles R. Rumbaugh, a brother, will go
to Colorado Springs. Amos R. Rumbaugh
was a private in Company F of the Tenth
Pennsylvania volunteers and served with
distinction with that regiment in the Philip
pines during the Spanish war. His rela
tive say they never heard of Laura Mat
thews or the C. E. Coey mentioned in the
Colorado Springs dispatches.
Railway Commissioner Rescind Order
Removing Speed Limit oa Mis
souri Pnclflo Road,
ST. LOUIS. July 81. Following a meet
ing of the Board of Railroad and Ware
house commissioners during which the re
cent Inspection of the Missouri Pacific
tracks was warmly discussed and Com
missioners Oglesby and Wlghtman disa
greed with Chairman Knott concerning the
findings, it was announced today that the
board's recent orders reducing the speed
limit of Missouri Pacific trains has been
set aside and the road will be given ninety
days In which to make repairs. ,
inairman Anon stated that Governor
Folk will be requested to appoint a com.
. , A .
..uiu i ...u-u ,ri io mane an In-
speutlon of the Missouri Pacific tracks and
report, ln the hope of terminating the
board's disagreement in opinion regarding
the condition of the tracks.
If Grand Jury Mako No Indictment
Fall Statement Will Be
Mado Public.
CLINTON. III.. July Sl.-Fred MaGlll and
his wife, Mrs. Fay Graham MaGlll, who
are awaiting th. action of the grand Jury
iconcernli) charges that they caused the
death of MaGIU's Arst wife, are confined
In cells almost exactly opposite In the
coun Jail. They spend a great part of the
j time standing at their cell doors peering
; through the gratings at each other and
oonversing across ths corridor.
MaGlll said to a 'reporter:
"If the grand Jury does not indict I will
make a full statement to the press. If j.
am indicted my story will Arst be told
upon the witness stand at my trial. It
will be proper for me to talk then and
not before."
Nebraska Prohibitionists at Lincoln
Adopt Extreme Platform on
Liquor Problem.
LINCOLN, July Sl.-Prohlbltlonists of
Nebrsska gathered here today ln a state
convention and adopted an extreme plat
form on principles, demanding the "con
stitutional and statutory outlawry of tho
liquor traffic." Because of the new direct
primary law no candidates for state offices
were nominated by the convention, and no
candidates for Judge of the supreme
court will be nominated by the prohibition
party in Nebraska, but candidates for re
gents of the state university will be
chosen. The platform adopted congratu
lated the reformers of state and nation
on victories already won ln "educational,
legislative and Judicial" warfare on th
Writ of Habeas Corpus is Denied
Former Army Officer.
Claim that They Were Cumuktm
Denied by Court.
; ' 1 1 1
It if AltO Ruled that Statute and
Army Rules Govern.
Klrkman Was Convicted of tnbecosa
Ina Conduct and Given Sentence
of Two nnd On Tears for
Separate Offenses.
TOPEKA, Kan., July tl. -Judge Smith
McPherson of the United States dlstrlot
court for the southern district of Iowa filed
an opinion here today with the clerk of th
federal court denying an application for a
writ of habeas corpus made by George
W. Klrkman, ex-captain of the United
States army, now serving three ysar la
the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan.
The decision Is important as bearing upon
the matter ot time off allowed military
prisoners for good behavior. It 1 Kirk
man's second rebuff la an effort to seour
Captain George W. Klrkman was con
victed by court-martial at Fort Niobrara,
Neb., on two separate charges. Under on
he waa sentenced to Imprisonment for two
years and the other for one year. Both
orders were approved by President Roose
velt June 16, 1906. The wording of the
Judgments failed to state whether they
should be construed or considered as cumu
lative or consecutively and at the expira
tion of the two years' term, less credits for
good conduct, Klrkman applied to th
federal court to be discharged on, a writ
of habeas corpus, his contention being that
the two Judgments were cumulative. Th
court. Judge Pollock presiding, discharged
the writ and remanded the prisoner, hold
ing that such Judgments wer consecutlv
and ln effect a sentence of Imprisonment
for three yesrs. The court conoeded that
Judgments of the civil courts would b
construed as cumulative, but that Judg
ments of military courts should be con
strued as consecutive. Klrkman appealed
to the circuit court of appeals and his ap
peal Is now under advisement.
On July 26 Klrkman appeared before
Judge McPherson, sitting at Leavenworth,
and again petitioned for a writ ot Uuiu
corpus, ' holding his time was then up,
considering time off for good behavior,
while Warden MoClaughey contended that
October 6, 1907, will be , the time for re
lease. Judge McPherson In his opinion to
day discharged Klrkman's writ and re
manded the r'lsoner to th warden.
Op(nlon of Court. '
Judge McPherson, In hi decision' say la
The warden concede that th (Iflsonef 1
entitled to th fullest legal red Its and
without full legal credits as applied to hi
case should be the question and the only
question for this Court on this hearing.
Paragraph 94 of the United States array
regulations provides that general prisoners
will be allowed abatements when serving
sentences of over one year and not over
three years ten days for each complete
period of twenty days during th whole of
which their conduct haa been good, to be
determined by the , commanding officer
where the prisoner is' confined. These reg
ulations were promulgated by the secre
tary of war by the direction of the presi
dent ln 1904. Ths petitioner Contends that
this, as to him. Is ln the nature of and
with like effect as a pardon.
The following propositions ar conceded
by all. The pardoning power Is under th
constitution solely vested In the president;
congress cannot curtail it by statutory en
actments. The president can pardon before
as well as after conviction. But after th
crime has been committed he may as an
act of grace and mercy, with or without
condition, relieve the offender and give
him a legal statue as though he had never
violated the laws. And It Is conceded that
the president may grant pardons to a class
ot persons without naming thsm, as Illu
strated by th cass of E parts Garland. 6
Wallace 333. and aa was done In numerous
cases following the civil war by amesty
firoclamatlons, and aa have been done by
ike proclamations wlh reference to polyg
amlsts. Regulations Not Pardons.
But it cannot be said that the army reg
ulations allowing abatements of time for
good conduct are In the nature of pardons.
The president and he alone can pardon and
the fact that he Is materially aided by the
Department of Justice, including a pardon
ing clerk, does not In any way limit th
prerogatives of the president under the con
stitution. The president can and does re
mit to others the duties of investigation
and making reports as to pardons, but
such persons cannot lssus the pardon.
Under the army regulations, as has be on
seen, the sbatement of the sentence Is by E
the commander or warden of the prison, ,
land with which th president has nothing- I
to do. Therefore, It waa and Is entirely
competent for congress by enactment to
provide what aDatemeni me prisoners may
nave for good conduct, and such legisla
tion is not infringing upon the powers of
the nresldent to grant pardon nor upon
1 his prerogatives as commander-in-chief of
I V..". ofjun.2i.1w. provide, wh.t
understand the record, the warden Is ob
serving the same and will most cheerfully
give the credits as mat statute provides.
And as that statute wss In force when
the Judgments were pronounced, and aa
the computation under that statute will
make the sentences expire by limitation
October 6 next the writ must be discharged
and the prisoner remanded.
Story of Klrkman' Offense.
Captain Klrkman was first tried In
March, 1906, by a court-martial In Fort
Niobrara, Neb., and was convicted of con
duct unbecoming an officer and a gentle
man. Ha was sentenced to dismissal from
ths army and to serve a sentence of two
years In th federal penitentiary. In
April, 1906, he was tried again on a similar
charge, found guilty, sentenced to dismis
sal from ths army and to serve an addt-
j tlonal year In the penitentiary.
The second charge against Klrkman re
I cited his career for the two years prevl
' ous and bore particularly upon tha alleged
relationship ending In the suicide, last win
ter, In Omaha of Mrs. Chandler, wife rf
Lieutenant Chandler of Captain Klrkman's
own company, th Twenty-fifth United
States infantry. "Breach of arrest"
charges were filed because of Klrkman
leaving tbe post whlls under arrest and
going to Valentine, Nsb., where. It was
charged, ho met Mrs. Chandler, who klllod
herself two days later.
Contest In Pavor of Settler.
HERRICK. 8. V.. July II. -(Special.)
Attorney O. O. Van Meter returned Friday
from Mitchell, where he secured a fsvor
able decision from the Land department and
defeated the contest in Morse against Mat
tier for a Rosebud farm. The government
eems to favor a settlsr, particularly whoa
he pay M '- t-
I wets h " d. Th closing day w..
quit a IMW ia tuau. Man uuoga not j
j liquor iriw