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Fhe Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 2S9.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1903 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COl'Y TWO CENTS.
RIOTS IN CLEVELAND
Slob Attack! Can in Lakewood and
Three Ilea Are -Shot
OSE CAB BUR5ED TO TRUCKS
Police Boshed to Scene in Automf
biles and Crowd Dispersed.
COMPAJTY STAND 3 BY ITS
Probability that Trouble Will
Submitted to Arbitration.
WTLLTSO TO LET THEM COME BACK
All tVha Retara ! Eater th
. service New Mea and Ac
cept Their Pay Uaioa.
CLEVELAND. May 19 Rioting In th
treet car trtk began th1 evening early.
Three men were shot and wounded In a
conflict between trlk'er and deputy
sheriffs In Lakewood, a suburb. Charlea
Marvin, atrlker, wae ahot through the
band; two othera were aerloualy wounded.
Btrlke breaker, protected by deputy
sheriffs, alartcd a car over Lakewood
boulevard. At Sloan i-nu a big beam
rrosa th track stopped the car. A crowd
had collected and It la reported that many
thota were fired by both sides. More cara
came alone and the shooting continued.
Police In automobile ruahed to the scene
and a running- encounter with the mob
occurred. The flrat car waa aet afire and
burned to the truck. It Is said.
In East Woodland avenue a car ran
down a amall boy and cut off hla head.
The gathering crowd attacked the motor
man and conductor. The police on the
car beat the crowd back. In the confusion.
It la aald, the boy' head waa hurried to
hla home, while an ambulance .took the
body to a morgue.
CLEVELAND. O., May 1.-There ap
peared today to be every possibility that
the atrlke of the conductora and motormen
on the line of the Municipal Traction com
pany will end within twenty-four hour.
While the peace mediator were at work
on a aettlement, however, the atrikera and
their sympathisers were not Idle. The vio
lence continued. The member of the board
of arbitration are In conference with Presi
dent Dupont And It 1 understood are au
thorised to make certain propositions In
behalf of the union.
CLEVELAND, O.. May 1. Notwith
standing the widespread disorder which
prevailed In various part of the city last
night, the Municipal Traction company to
day claimed to have more car In operation
than at any time since the strike began.
With the approach of "daylight the law
lessness which continued throughout the
night had In a large measure oeaaed and
cara were Tan . on all Unas wltbovr -tatter -ferenc.
While a number of persons received In
juries as a result of the assault made upon
the car during the night, no on waa hurt
Seriously so far as reported.
The trucks of a Superior avenue car
were wrecked this morning and the car
windows broken by the explosion of dyna
mite or giant powder placed on the tracks.
The car waa filled with passengers and a
panto ensued, but none waa hurt. A con
ference between ' President A. B. Dupont
of the traction company and the State
Board of Arbitration began at noon. It
also was attended by Harry Thotnas, pres
ident of the local trades union council.
It was reported that the union might
conoeUe the one point asked by the com
panythat the men return to work, as
Tb proposition to end the strike by ar
bitration was taken up again today by the
members of the State Board of Arbitration.
A this matter now stands the company Is
willing to operate if the men will return to
work and atop all violence, but In return
ing the men must assume the position of
new mea and take their chances of obtain
ing a place. The man who rernalne.l at
work will be given preference. Whether
the union will submit to this plan haa not
EX-OFFICIAL TAKES HIS LIFE
John MeGanghey, Formerly Coaaty
Commissioner Shoots Himself
INDIANAPOLIS. May IS. John Mc
Gsughey, former county commissioner, shot
himself dead today. He bad been promi
nent In republican politics. The grand jury
recently returned an Indictment v against
one member of the present board, but lie
Gaughey had not been Indicted.
McOaughey term as commissioner ex
pired January 1, 190T. His nsme had been
connected with the scandal In the commis
sioner's office In the Atlas Engine works
deal. In this, the Allss company is
charged with psylng a bribe of $J,8u0 to the
r mmlssloners. Emmet Huglns, former
bailiff, in a confession, told that he gave
Thomas Bpaffnrd. a commissioner, I3oo of
the 13.100 to be given by Spafford to Mc
Gaughey. McGaughey denied receiving the
same or knowing anything about It. and
Spafford denies receiving the money to
WILL VOTE UPON AMENDMENT
Democrat at Washlnatea Deeld te
Parar ahmlulon of Pmhlhl
SPOKANE. Wash., Msy 1.-At ih end
of a protracted and stormy session tne
democratic state convention at milnlghl
last night adopted a resolution declaring
for tb submission to the voter of a con
stitutional amendment forbidding the sa'e
and manufacture of spirituous lliuois. A
doubt deli g. ton of twenty, each with half
a vote, waa elected to the national con
vention and Instructed to vote for Bryan,
'"tint, last and nil t'u lime."
HIGHER PRICES FOR STOCKS
Hrrsr Mark for Year Maa la Deal
ings mm the Xew York
NEW TORK. Msy. 1. Leading railroad
storks and other share In the atock mar
ket reached their highest prices of the year
In today' trading. The advance were
male on extremely heavy dealing and bet
1 ir price were scored In auch stocks as
I'nlon Pacific, Pennsylvania. Amalgamated
Copper. Reading. St. Ptul. !!ltnoii Central
and Northern Pacific. Profit taking on
the advance caused aharp receaslona. but
tb too of tha market continued strocg,
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
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Conference committee has dlscuessed
the Vreeland bill at several session and
It Is evident that no agreement Is prob
able. There Is a general disposition in
both houses to allow matter to go over
until next session. Fag X
Plates from the mouth of Mrs. Gunness
were discovered In the aahee of the Gun
ness home and are pronounced those of
the dead woman. Psgs 1
Cleveland Street Railway company
stands by the men who remained at work
In Its arbitration. Fag 1
Physician of Massllllon, O., claims to
nave discovered the germ of paresis.
Senator Taylor of Tennessee, makes
his maiden speech in the senate on poli
George Sterry, Jr., kills his father who
was about to remarry. Pag 1
Cotton men are called before the New
Tork grand Jury to give Information
about the regTading of cotton. Page 1
Eight blshor are to be elected by the
member of the Methodist general con
ference. May corn sell at 7 cent at Chicago,
making a record high mark for the Bea
ton. estlmony In the Wood-Piatt suit dis
closed payments made to her. Pag 1
Passenger boats will atart on the Mis
sissippi river early In June. Pag 1
Criminal charges have been preferred
against the T. A. Mclntyre company of
New York. 1
Court martial of Major George of Fort
Des Moines has been ordered. Pag 1
Senator Newlanda Introduce a bill pro
viding for a national resource commis
sion. Ps 1
Suspension of the Allegheny National
.bank' of Pittsburg may draw other Into
the court on criminal charge. Pag 1
Republican of the' house wtll confer
tonight on thu advisability of enacting
antl-lnjunctlou' .legislation. Pag 1
Rev. L. F. Parker of Oeceola Methodist
church, haa severed his connection with
his church, because he Is in the real
estate business In Lincoln. Pag 3
Veteran gather at Hastings for the
annual encampment df the Grand Army
of the Republic. Woman' Relief Corps,
and Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic. P"S S
Burlington road grants lower rates on
coal from Wyoming and Colorado to
Nebraska, on the suggestion of the Rail
road commission. Pays 3
Fire department spends busy five hour
extinguishing seven blazes between 2
and 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. Page 1
Women's auxiliary of Episcopal church
holds twenty-second annual meeting In
Omaha, with nearly every church in state
represented. Pag S
Commissioner Glller, only member of
police board who wi:l discuss Sunday
base ball order, says It I preliminary to
get lsy of land. Pag 5
Annual meetlnf of Nebraska State Den
tal society brings out largest attendance
in history of society. Pag 8
After following victim half way across
continent, California loan shark quit
when show of fight is made. Pag
Wisdom of Omaha merchant who re
fused to pay fare, of customers who came
to the city to trade shown by experience
of Minneapolis merchants. Pag 5
COataTXaCZAX AJTD DTDURSIAL.
Live atock markets. Page 7
Grain marketa. Pag T
Stocka and bond. Pag T
MOTEkURTI OP OCKAf ETXAMIKXTK.
Port. ArrtT4. lUtlad.
NEW YORK CmlUornl
PLTMOl'TH K. P. Cecell .. '
CESOA Koroig Albart ..
BREMEN Gnmer KurTunt.
TURNER ORATES TO LAWYERS
Former v Senator from tVaahlnsTtea
Will Make Andreas Before Na
tional Bar Aaaoelntloa.
SPOKANE. Waah., May 1. (Special V
Georges Turner of Spokane, former United
States senator from Washington, haa been
chuaen to deliver the aryiual address at th
meeting of the National Bar association
at SeattU-, August 23 to 3. The Invitation
came from Jacob M. Dickinson of Chicago,
president of the association, which haa
members In every state in the union.
Hon. James Brlce, British ambassador to
the I'nlted Slate, delivered the address in
1907. and Judge Alton B. Parker of New
Tork, was tne orator the year before.
Mr. Turner was the democratic member
of the commission daring the Alaskan
boundary negotiations In London, a few
years ago, being chosen by President
Roosevelt and complimented by him upon
Ms ability. Other members were Henry
Cabot Lodge and Elihu Root. Mr. Dickin
son waa cour.ee! for the United States In
CRIMINAL CHARGES PREFERRED
Hecelver of T. A. Mclntyre Company
Lays Evidence lie fere District
NEW TORK, May 19.-Crimlnal charges
against certain members of th firm of T.
A. Mclntyre A Co., stockbroker, who re
cently failed with liabilities exceeding
n.CCO.000 were laid before District Attorney
Jerome today by C. C. Burllngham. the re
ceiver of the failed firm. Mr. Jerom at
once presented the charge before a grand
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MRS. GUINNESS' TEETH FOUND
Sheriff Discover! Plate i in Ashes of
DENTIST SURE THEY WERE HERS
Removes All Doakt of Death af the
La Porte Woman Msraerer
la the Minds of the
LA PORTE. Ind., May 1.-Just before
noon today. Sheriff Smutser and Miner
Schultse, who are sluicing the astes In the
debi is of the Guinness fire, found the up
per and lower plates which came from Mrs.
Guinness' mouth, both containing her false
Dr. I. P. Norton, who made the lower
plate. Immediately Identified and also Iden
tified the upper plate, frequently having
seen It, although It was made before he
became her dentist.
"This proves beyond the shadow of a
doubt." said Sheriff Smutxer, "that Mrs.
Guinness waa burned to death In the fire,"
Olsea Girl Declared Dead.
The issuing of a death certificate for
Jennie Olsen and the turning over
of the body by Coroner Mack to
the relatives In Chicago puts the
official stamp of Identification upon
one of the bodies found on the Guinness
farm regarding which there has been much
controversy. - Although Identified by her
brother and sister, many refuse to believe
that the girl was dead, for the reason that
Mrs. Guinness had made It a point to In
form a number of persons that Jennie had
gone to Los Angeles to attend school and
had arranged little Incident that would
help to make this point strong with such
people as might be Inquisitive on the sub
ject. The grand Jury resumed Its sessions to
day. The seven unidentified bodies, one
female and the others male, exhumed from
Mrs. Guinness' barnyard were today burled
in the potter' field.
Prosecuting Attorney R. N. Smith today
said that Ray Lamphere, now held In Jail
here on the charge of murdering Mrs.
Guinness and her children, will not be
tried before September 1.
Prosecutor Smith admitted that Inas
much as so many people in and about Ln
Porte believe Mrs. Guinness to be still
alive, he expected to experience much dif
ficulty In proving that she was murdered
COTTON MEN BEFORE JURY
Member of Board of Mnnaarer Mast
Tell A boat Proflts from
NEW TORK. May 1.-The member of
the board of manager of the New Tork
Cotton exchange, who were In office about
a year ago, were summoned to the federal
court today, presumably In connection with
the charges that the revision of cotton grad
ing last year resulted In large profits to
members of the New Tork exchange
In New Tork a committee meet twice a
year. In September and In November, and
arbitrarily fixe what the difference of
all grades shall be for two months, or for
ten months, while the New Orleans ex
change follow the actual market differ
ences for these grades as established by
dally spot transactions.
In a recent report on cotton exchange.
Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of cor
porations, said that In New Tork the com
mittee Is usually made up of men who are
largely operators on the exchange, and
who are constantly Interested In the future
market. "It Is within their power," said
the commissioner, "so to fix these differ
ences as to affect enormously the value
of their own future contracts."
"In the revision of November. 19r, when
were radically wrong, several members of
the differences fixed by the committee
this committee have admitted that they
were at the time heavily Interested In fu
ture contracts, and they profited by the
action of the committee. There la no con
clusive proof that they Intended this. It Is
sufficient to point out that this flxl dif
ference system, applied thus arbitrarily by
a amall body of men, furnishr-d a condition
In this case, where these men had the
power thus to reap profits, and the motive
for so doing was extremely strong."
PROSPECT OF UNION IS GOOD
Special Committee that Visited Gea
erai Cenference Retnrns tovPltts
bnrg with Cooa New.
PITTSBURG. May 19. The special com
mittee from the Methodist Episcopal con
ference that came here yesterday with
overtures to the Methodist Protestant gen
eral conerence to return to the parent
body, were so well pleased with the result
pf their mission that before leaving Rev.
Dr. J. T. Goucher of the committee an
nounced that upon their return to Baltimore
the Methodist Episcopal conference would
act on a proposition to send an overture
requesting union to the general conference
of the United Brethren rhurch which meets
in Canton, O., next May.
Bishop Thomas C. Carter of the United
Brethren church, who Is here In the Inter
est of the union of that denomination and
the Methodist Protestant and the Congre
gational churches, said the action of the
Methodist Episcopal conference would have
no effect toward retarding the latter tviton
which ha been under consideration several
PASSENGER BOATS ON RIVER
Twa Steamer of Diamond Jo Line to
Make Reenter Trip Vpoa
DAVENPORT. Ia.. May 'l9.-Th Diamond
Jo steamers are being put Into condition
for a busy season on the river. Two reg
ular passenger boats wtll be started from
St. Paul and St. Louis early In June and
touch at Iowa ports twice each week In
each direction. The Qulncy and th Bt.
Paul are the steamers to be put Into the
Blakea Mara Makes VUit.
SIOUX FALLS. B. D.. May l.-(8peclal.)
Right Rev. William Hobart Hare of this
cllj, Lv'.copal blshcp of South D&kotA, la
engsged In making his annual visit to the
churches In his diocese. Next month be
w'.ll visit the Black Hills, and on June la
wUI visit Bpearfish. where, on the morning
of Jun IS. he will celebrate holy commun
ion. Blshor Hare 1 hurrying his usual vis
itations throughout South Dakota so he can
return ta New Tork and Philadelphia for
further treatment of aa ailment with which
l.e I afflicted. Bishop Hare ia not the
strong tuan he once wa. but with loyal
devotion to th Interest of th church and
Its members, h wtll personally visit a
many ol th churches in th state a pos
sible before hi departure for the east and
before th excessive! hot waaihar 0( the
JOHNSON SCARE BLOWS OVER
t.eos Than Half a Dos en r neat lee In
Alabama for the Minne
MONTGOMERY. Ala.. May 19-The re
turn from the state democratic primaries
continue to come In slowly today. Mont
gomery has received th count In but eleven
out of It twenty-two precincts and other
cities sre similarly slow. At noon today
the Indications are that William J. Bryan
has carried the stst. though Governor
Johnson is giving him a close race.
The Johnson forces piled up a large
vote In southern Alabama and they carried
perhaps a half dozen counties In the state
according to present Indications, but not
enough to endorse the Minnesota governor.
The returns from country district Indi
cate a Bryan victory.
The returns so far counted Indicate be
yond doubt that William J. Bryan Is the
choice of the state democracy for the party
nomination for president. The count will
not be completed before tonight.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., May Vk While th
returns from the demor ratio primaries held
yesterday com alowly. enough la In to
figure a majority for William J. Bryan for
the state democratic choice. There probably
will be less than a half dosen counties to
give majorttle for Johnson.
PHILADELPHIA. May IB. William J.
Bryan, who last night delivered an address
before the Pennsylvania peace conference.
In session In this ctty, when asked today
his view concerning the outcome of the
primaries held in Alabama yesterday,
where he secured an apparent victory for
the control of the national delegation at
the Denver convention, said:
I appreciate very much the flsht thst haa
been made by my frir,ds In Pennsylvania
and In Alabama, for lit Alabama they had
the steel trust to flglit and In Pennsylvania
they had not only the steel trust, but
several other trusts. In fact, I do not
know of any other state In which our
people had so much to overcome aa they
had in Pennsylvania. The vote which
I received here at the recent primaries
answered the misrepresentations thst the
eastern papers had made In rea-ard to the
sentiment 1n Pennsylvania and the same
may be said of Alahema
Mr. Bryan addressed the Methodist gen
eral conference In Baltlmtre this afternoon.
MAJOR GEORGE UPON CARPET
Popalar Army Officer in Chnrsre of Re
rralttnar Station to Be
DES MOINES. Ia.. May . Although It
1 not yet known on what peclflc charge
he 1 to be tried, the personnel of the
court-martial to try Major Charles P.
George, one of the most popular officer
In the service and a veteran of twenty-five
years In the army, ha been announced at
Fort Des Molne.
Major George Is at present the command
ing officer of the local army recruiting sta
tion. He la a native of New Hampshire
and waa graduated from the United States
naval academy at Annapolis in 1&K1. In
October of 1"3 Major George entered the
army and was made a second lieutenant In
the Sixteenth infantry. Eight years later
he was promoted to a first lieutenancy In
the same regiment and In January. 1899. he
waa promoted to a captaincy. Later Cap
tain George was made a major which com
mission he now holds.
A general order has em Issued by Brig
adier General Charles Morton, commanding
the Department of the Missouri, convening
a general court-martial at Fort Des Molne
on June 1, for the trial of Major C. P.
George, U. S. A., retired. Major George Is
In charge of the recruiting station at Des
Moines. It Is alleged that there Is some
Informality In Major George' management
of the recruiting depot that require In
vestigation. Major George wa in Omaha
a few days ago, and It is Intimated that the
court-martial has been ordered at the
major's solicitation that a full Investigation
of his management of the recruiting sta
tion may be had. Colonel E. Z. Steever of
the Fourth cavalry Is the president and
Captain II. H. Sargent of the Kcond car
airy, Jutirfe advocate of th court.
SANE, INSANE. SANE, MARRIED
All These Conditions Happen to Iowa
I'nlverslty Graduate In Space
of Two Moaths.
CHICAGO, May IS. Removed from the
state Insane asylum at Kankakee, adjudged
sane by Judge McEwen In the circuit court,
proposed to and married within a quarter
of an hour thereafter, were the aingular
Incidents ex; erlenced yesterday by Mrs.
Charles Bumlt. formerly Miss Etta Max
well, a graduate of the University of
Two months ago the young woman be
came so ill from nervous prostration that
her sister, Mrs. M. O. Peterson, of this
city, canted her to be sent to a detention
hospital for observation. This resulted In
her being committed to the asylum.
While standing at the bars she attracted
the attention of Ernest Glickman. He en
gaged an attorney and habeas corpus pro
ceedings were Instituted. At the conclusion
of the hearing the prisoner wa paroled in
custody of a physician. Mr. Bumtts, her
sweetheart, who had earned of the pro
ceeding, appeared in court In her behalf,
and, after her release, suggested that they
be married at once. Together they re
turned to the court and obtained the
Judges consent. The marriage followed
Mrs. Buralts said:
I was married once before to a wealthy
widower at Cambridge. Iowa, Just after I
was graduated from the atate university. I
won't tefl hla name. I married him for his
money, but after twa weeks I left him. com
ing to Chicago. I thought money waa every
thing, but 1 quickly learned I was wrong.
I obtained a divorce and intended to marry
Mr. Burnits shen I was s?nt to the Insane
asylum. They refused to let me write to
him, and during the whole time I was con
fined he was searching Chlcaco for me.
MONEY PAIDT0 MAE WOOD
Testimony She Wa Glvea Large Sans
la Settlement of Her
NEW TORK. May 19.-Mae C. Wood con
tinued her testimony today In her salt for
absolute divorce from United States Sen
ator Thomas C. Plait, to whom she allege
ahe was married In thla city In ISsOl.
Mr. Slanchfletd of counsel for Platt con
tinued hi cross-examination of Mis Wood,
quetiuulug hm elAilit a rfelfia which alie
gave to Abraham H. Hummel, the former
lawyer. In Vt, In which ahe agreed to ac
cept $3P.0u0 In aettlement of her claims
against Senator Platt.
MUm Wood declared yesterday that this
release wa signed under duress, but she
said she accepted some of the money. Al
though Miss Wood bad signed the release
and declared In an accompanying affidavit
that she gave the alleged Platt letters to
Hummel aa her attorney, ahe denied today
that she retained Hummel as her counsel
and declared that she could have obtained
Kjfr.OuO for the letters. Miss Wool said to
day that she was paid $:.uo for the letters.
She did not know where th .money cam
from, h aald,. '
SEVEN FIRES IN FIVE HOURS
Most Serious Barns Sixteen Horses in
BUILDING HAD BEO COXDEMKED
Firemen Are Able to Cara Their
Wage from Two to Seven O'clock
Taeaday Morning Gains;
from Place t Place.
The fire department wa on the run con
tinuously Tuesday morning from 1 o'clock
until 7, extinguishing seven fires In that
time, several of them bearing the ear
mark of incendiarism.
The only one of the fires that wa serious
was that which consumed the livery barn
of W. W. Mace, northeast corner Fifteenth
and Cass streets. Sixteen horses were
burned to death, beside harness aad
wagor.a. W. W. Mace estimates his loss
at 13.000, with $2,300 lnsursnce. The barn
building was owned by William Fleming.
It wss condemned sometime ago by the clt7
and In consequence of this the Insurance
ccmpanies cancelled the policy last Friday.
Mr. Fleming estimates his loss at S400.
The fire was discovered by C. M. Adams,
hostler, who waa Bleeping In the office of
the barn. He awCke Just In. time to save
himself. A water spaniel dog which Mr.
Mace has bad tor ten years waa burned to
"I am the luckiest man alive," waa the
astonishing statement made by Mr. Mace
at the scene of the fire. "If this had oc
curred thirty days ago I would have lost
at least $10,000. I have been moving my
stock to the Palace stables. Seventeenth
snd Davenport streets, and had removed
Included amcng the horses burned were
six fine work horses valued at S&0 a pair.
The residence of Frank Dunn, west of the
barn, was completely gutted by the fire, but
Mr. Dunn, his son and their three roomers
escaped. The home of Joe Marino, Just
north of the barn, waa badly scorched,
though all the house furniture waa saved.
Another Bnrm Catrhea.
Simultaneous with this fire a barn on
the premises of the Bloom Planing mill.
Fifteenth and California streets. Just one
block north, burst into flames and a part
of the department which responded to the
alarm was kept with this bin.
These two fires were extinguished arid
the firemen were Just starting for home
at 1:30. when another blase broke out In
the basement of the Uneeda restaurant,
1517 Capitol avenue. Ashes, It is supposed,
started this fire. The damage was
At the same time as the Uneeda restau
rant fire an empty barn In the rear of Hll
Jone street burst Into flames and was
consumed In a few minutes.
Just as the firemen were about to leave
this fire, at 4:30 a. m., flamea shot up from
a point on Leavenworth street between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets In the
alley. Someone evidently had set fire to
several barrels filled with excelsior snd
only prompt action saved the surrounding
With thl It seemed work for the night
was over snd the firemen returned home.
Chief Salter had tumbled Into bed and As
sistant Chief Simpson had Just ' removed
one boot, when the fire gong clanged once
more and they rushed out again, to find
a pile of rubbish at Seventeenth and Jack
son streets biasing.
Fire, supposed to have been started by
mice and matches. In the home of James
Brophy, 3422 Leavenworth street, did about
$50 damage early Monday evening.
GERM OF PARESIS DISCOVERED
Dr. D. O'Brien of Ohio State Hospital
Claim Ho Can Care Soft
ening; of Brain.
MASSILION, O., May 19.-In the labora
tory of the State hospital, Massilion, Dr.
D. O'Brien today reiterated a statement
irvado by him before the American Medico
PlijBologlcal association's convention at
Cincinnati, that he had discovered the germ
of paresis, and that the disease is curable.
He summed up the result of hi experi
ment In these two declarations:
That paresis undoubtedly Is a germ dis
ease and that the germ ha been discovered;
that while In the experimental stage, suf
ficient tests have been made to show that
paresis la curable and that he has specific
cases to point to as definite results.
Dr. . O'Brien does not believe It would
be proper to make public the name of the
patient whom he claim the treatment
ha cured,, but he gives the specific Case
aa a newspaper man of Washington, who
was treated for the disease, and Js again
at work, a cured man; a civil engineer of
prominence In Nashville, Tenn., who Is
cured and at work, besides a number of
people 'n Ohio who were brought to the
hospital with serious forms of the disease
and cured. Others who are now at the
hospital under treatment are showing
marked progress toward recovery.
CORN SELLS THREE CENTS UP
Balk of Grain in Hnnds of One Dealer
In Chlcasro Season's Res
ord 7ft Cents.
CHICAGO Msy 19. May corn sold up S
cents today In the early hours of trading,
chiefly because of the active demand by
short for grain to deliver on their May
contracts. The bulk of the grain wa In
the hands of James A. Patton, and not
much of It was for sale. The closing price
yesterday waa 7( centa, and In a ahort time
after the opening today It had touched 79
cents. This constitutes a new high record
for the season, but is not the highest ever
reached, corn having several times sold at
$1 and over on the local board of trade.
LIVELY TIME IN PENNSYLVANIA
Gathering af Democrat Wednesday
Will Brlagr Hot Time Over
HARRISBURG, Pa.. May 19. With both
the Bryan and anti-Bryan forces claiming
control of a majority of the delegate to
tomorrow' democratic state convention the
gathering promises to be one of the live
liest em lielj by the party In this state.
The Bryan supporters are demanding that
the convention Instruct the four delegates-at-large
to the Denver convention to vote
for Bryan's nomination for th presidency.
PRAY WHILE APPLYING TORCH
Mght Riders' Leader, with Masked
Pace, Asks Bleaslag Too
Wark af Band.
LA CENTER, Ky., May SKneellng on
the ground in the moonlight, while their
leader, hla masked face turned toward
heaven, offered prayer, a band of night
rider last night destroyed the tig tobacco
barn of 1L U. MstM&x, not far from ti4
TAYLOR MAKES MAIDEN SPEECH
Former Governor of Tenneesee Al
dreaaea Senate on Repnbltrna
' Party and Pollrlee.
WASHINGTON. May 19 Senator Robert
L. Taylor of Tennessee delivered his
maiden speech In the senate today, hi
suhject being the tsrlff and currency legis
lation, which he made entertaining by
many striking snd humorous references to
the policies of the republican party.
He aald the republican party, or at least
the president, is upholding democratic
doctrine nd he called upon the party U
put the same in the planks of the Chicago
platform. He criticised the trusts and
charged the republicans with fathering
"Have not." he asked In conclusion, "the
policies of party In power dragged the
country to awful depths, when the presi
deat finds it necessary to warn both
houses that the republic Is in danger of be
ing overthrown by the machinations of
concentrated wealth, which Is the legiti
mate result of republican policies? It It
not time for th country to wake when we
are admonished by a republican president
to put the bit in the mouth of centralised
corporate power to prevent it from tramp
ling under its hoofs all that is left of
liberty and free government?"
OTHERS MAY BE PROSECUTED
United Statea Attorney Will Investi
gate Bis Loss In Pittsburg
PITTSBURG, May 19. Robert Lyons, ap
pointed receiver of the Allegheny National
bank by the comptroller of the currency,
today took charge. He waa unable to say
how long It would be before he would be
able to make a report to the comptroller
of the currency.
Bank Examiner Folds said he would be
relieved of any further connection with
the bank and would take up his regular
work of examining other banks.
"It seems very strange that all this loot
ing of the bank could have been carried on
as long as It was without someone be
sides the cashier knowing It." said United
States Attorney Dunkel today.
"That this large sum of money, and
that these securities which are missing
should have been taken by Montgomery
without the knowledge of anyone else is
strange, to say the least. There has been
no Information brought to me which would
result In charges against others, but that
matter will be fully Investigated and If
there Is anything to warrant prosecutions
of others I will use such information and
they will be made."
SON MURDERS AGED FATHER
Announcement that He Wonld Re
marry raosei Boy ta Kill
NEW TORK. May 19. Because he was
to be married again, George Sterry, 7J
year old. wa shot and killed today by his
son, Oeorge Sterry, Jr. The younger man
committed suicide. The father was a mem
ber of the large wholesale drug firm of
Weaver A Sterry. He wss engsged to be
married to a young school teacher.
Mr. Sterry, sr., was a director of tho
Princeton theological seminary, a member
of the board of managers of the American
Bible society and of the American Tract
society. He was also president and dlrectrr
of the Bloomfleld Mills company and a
director of the Spring Coal company. The
young woman to whom Mr. flerry wa en
gaged to be married Is Miss Rebecca
Blaikie. who lives in Esst Orange, N. J.
They were to have been married early In
WAR PREVENTED BY TAFT
Mission of Secretory Regarded aa
Highly Satisfactory ia
WASHINGTON. May 9 Secretary Taft
today announced the terms of the agree
ments he reached with the Panama gov
ernment on his recent visit there, which It
it believed if carried Into effect will guar
antee U.e entire Integrity of the elections
to be held In July. The agreement la Identi
cal with that telegraphed fully In the Asso
ciated Press dispatches from Panama.
Panama Is to appoint an electoral com
mission to Investigate the complaints of all
parties and in this the United Slates is to
Join. This Is regarded as o:.e of the most
important results of the secretary's visit
to the Isthmus. Representations cf fraui
contemplated by both parties had been
made to him, which, If carried into effect
it Is believed, would have led to a revolu
tion. EIGHT BISH0PS AGREED ON
General Conference of Methodists
Tarns Down Reromemadatlons of
Lender as to Namber.
BALTIMORE. Md.. May 19-The general
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church today voted to elect eight bishops
at this session against the expressed con
clusion of the board of bishops that only
six be named.
An amendment to th church constitution
providing for the division of future gen
eral conferences Into two separate bodies
to be organised In practically the same
manner aa the congress of the United
States, was Introduced at the general con
ference today, and referred to the commit
tee on the stat of the church. It 1 pro
posed that the lay and ministerial dele
gates deliberate separately. The request
of Missionary BUhop James M. Thoburn
for retirement wa granted.
UriRREL EXDS IX SHOOTIXG
W. R. Stockton of Hot Spring Kill
C. R. Cramer of Bam Place.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D., May 19 (Special
Telegram.) W. R. Stockton shot C. R.
Cramer In the groin, severing an artery,
causing htonmorhage and death In half an
hour. Both are blackamtths. The trouble
was the reault of a drunken quarrel of
several week standing renewed today.
Cramer wss an old resident here snd was
county coroner. Stockton gave himself up.
'Wife aad Farm llaad Disappear.
MARSHA LLTOWN. Ia.. May 19.-iSne.
rial Telegram.) Leaving her two babies,
the youngest 1 year old, Mrs. Herbert
Bishop, sged 19 yesrs of age. wife of a
Lamoille farmer, has disappeared. Ti.e child
ren wer left with Mrs. Bishop's mother
In this city. Norman Rygmyr. a Norwe
gian farm hand, 21 years of age, who was
working at Mamoille. had also disappeared.
Hi homj is in Forest City.
Headstones Tor Confederates.
DAVENPORT, la.. May 19 -Word haj
been received here that 1945 headetonete to
mark the gravea of confederate soldiers
who died In the military prison at Kock
Island arsenal, will arrl.e l..re soon. The
national commission appointed for the pur
pose provides them. Each stor.s will be
thirty-nine inches high, twelve lnth wide
and four tuccsc thicks
NO NEW MONEY LAW
Conferees on Senate and Eonse Bills
Art Tar Apart.
NUHBEE OF SESSIONS HELD
Sentiment in Both Branches Against
Aay Action Now.
MANY PR0TEST3 RECEIVED
Statement that Vreeland Bill Would
Buin Small Banks.
SENATE LEADERS STUDY MEASURE v
Aldrlrh, Hale and Alllaoa Are af th
Opialaa that It Weald B
Bad Legislation ta
WASHINGTON. May 1.-That there wilt
be no currency legislation at th present
session of congress Is now believed by
many members to be almost a certanlty.
The conferees on the senate and house
bills have held several sessions In an ef
fort to work out something under th head
of the Aldrich-Vreelard bill, but they are
said to have almost abandoned hope.
As a result there is a decided
sentiment among the congress that
the whole subject should go over until next
session. In that event the work would be
taken up next session by the same con
ferees, aa the bill Introduced at th pres
ent session do not die until th end of th
The senate committee on finance ha been
swamped with protests from banker nd
commercial Interest tgalnst th Vreeland
bill. For the benefit of the confesees. th
views contained In the letters to the conr
mlttee have been collated and "dangers"
of the bill pointed out as follow:
First Tht the market value of govern
ment bonds would be Impaired by reason
of banks selling bonds in reducing thetr
clrculstlon with a view to placing them
selves In position to have the largest privi
lege of p.Mln(? the proposed notes.
Second Thst msny banks would be driven
oui of business. In Issuing the proposed
notes, the stronger banks mould be un
willing to guarantee the pavment of the
notes of the weaker Institutions. These un
fortunate consequences could hardly fall
to result In thus publicly branding a
Third That a panic would Immediately
! be precipitated If at any critical period the
I aasvciatlons should take step to Issue the
r.w notes. Knowledge of such tep could
hsrdly be kept from the public.
Senators AMrl.-h. Hale and Allison have
been studying the Vreeland bill for the lat
two days ind they are of the opinion that
It would be bud legislation to enact. At the
same time they realise that th house Is
opposed 1o msny of the Importsnt provis
ion of the Aldrlch bill and that th pro
pects of overcoming th opposition In the
short time remaining of the present session
are not good.
PROCEEDIXGS OF THE HOCSH
Rapid Progress la Made ia Wt af.
Clear la gr l'p.
WASHINGTON. May 19. The house to
day again showed Its capacity for wor's
and, having adjournment this week in mint?,
continued the cleaning up proces. T1..J
conference report on the legislative appro
priation bill was sgreed to. Conference re
port orj the agricultural appropriation bM
and fortification appreprlatlon bill were re
ceived. The bill making an appropriation ol
$l,inO,000 for representation by th United
State at the Toklo exposition In 1911 wi,i
passed, as were also two omnibus blllt
embodying forty separate measure having
to do with public lands and matter In the
Twenty-five bills embraced In on and
having to do with land matters In a num
ber of states were passed by the house to
day under suspension of th rule. Among
these were the following:
Grantfng 15.000 acres of land to the tat
of Kansas; extending the mining laws ol
the United States to the Bitter Root vaUey
mining district; establishing new land dis
tricts In North and South Dakota, a 1
i granting a cemetery tract In Dubuque. Ii.,
I to the archbishop cf th Catholic diocese
of that city.
INJUNCTION ACT CONFERENCE
Representative Pollard Active ia Get
ting Member Together.
WASHINGTON. May 19. A republlcin
conference will be held tomorrow nl;ht
to determine the attlt.ide of the major.ty in
the house toward the passage at thla s s
sion of a law to restrict the court In thi
Issuing of Injunctions, as demanded b
labor leaders. A number of antl-lnjunctl m
bills, so-called, have been referred to the
Judiciary committee, but no action on them
has been taken.
This effort is the result of an lntervt w
had yesterday between Speaker Canr y.i
and Representative Pollard of Nebraski,
Townsend of Michigan, and Hayes cf Cn 1
fornla. When these three gentlemen call.-d
to consult the speaker on the wisdom o.
submitting to the Judiciary oommlttea, a '
petition, which had been signed by sjx y
two members, for n Immediate report t
one' auch bill, he advised against t l
course, but suggeted that the proper pro
ceeding would be the circulation of a peti
tion. The conference probably will be cn
fined to the question as to whether the.
should be legislation vat this session regu
lating the Issuance of injunction by th
NATIONAL RESOURCE COMMISSION
Senator Newlands Iatrodace Bill f i
WASHINGTON. May 19-Mr Newlacdt
of Nevada today Introduced bill for th;
appo.ntment of a national commission fn
the conservation cf natural resources a:if
defining Its duties. The president I am )
orlxed by the bill to appoint a commissi r.
of fifteen members for the Investigation of
ill questions relating to the conmrvatU n,
use and control of the resources of t .
U tilled 6i4irs fui i.n ;.;'.or., !;r',atlcn : c
municipal supply, prevention of floods, p:
vent Ion of waste in mining, etc. Th cor.
n.Uslon la 1o report to congress annually.
CON GREG ATI ON A LISTS IN SESSIC
Aaaaal Meeting of Society Held a
SPRINGFIELD. Neb.. Msy 19 -(Specie I.;
The thirty-r.'nth snnual meeting of I t
Omaha association of - Congregatloi a
churches opened a three-day sesslsn at t .if
First Congregational church of this pi
beginning Monday night, Following I t..i
Monday Evening, address of we'eon
Rev. J. W. Dlsly of th Methodist E)plco i
cLwch ot this plaoi response, C U. PO-
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