Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 21, 1908, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
The Omaha Daily B HEWS SECTIO!!. Pages 1 to 10. A Papr ftr th Horn THE OMAHA DEE Best t". West VOL. XXXVIII NO. 134. OMAHA,' SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 190S TWENTY PAGES. i SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. JOUN D. UNDER FIRE SUMMARY OF THE BEE EXPLOSION ENGULFS TWENTY A Tough Customer! FORTUNE IS SAVED Saturday, Jlovmbtf XI, 10. Gas Main in Brooklyn Ex ies, Wrecking Street.-' - Head of Oil Combine i Cross V Examined for Five Hours. HE FORGETS ABOUT REBATES 1908 AoiMBRi 1908 XX AMY 7FZ. Ufa IMC TFJ- 82 FortyThousand-Dollar Jewelry Trunk 'and Robber Are Recovered. PEDESTRIANS C' i)0WN 3 4 5 6 Z 10 11 12 Id U 1Z 18 19 20 21 24 25 20 2Z 28 HOTEL PORTER SWITCHES CHECKS Victims Smo Heath In Fl'k. Water M. , - Bsroed to V rlsa- Broke a r Mswats LIU w Remembers Bat One Instance Where Company Received Them. Bills Baggage of Wealth to Himself at St. Joseph, Missouri. Geyser. lo2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 SO i j 4 . 5 J V fit' PROFITS IN BUSINESS LARGE It Earn Half Billion Dollars in Few Years. EXAMINATION IS NOT COMPLETED Mr. Kelloa Will Require All Day - Monday end Greater Part of Tuesday Arch bold Cornea NEW YORK. No. 20. For over five hour today John P. Rockefeller. witness for the defence In the government suit to dissovle the Standard Oil company, faced an unceasing fire of questions from the federal counael, Frank B. Kellogg, and When adjournment waa taken u .til Monday the head of tha oil combine waa still being cross-examined on the charges that the ? company In Its early days accepted rebatea to tha disadvantage of Its rivals. Mr. Rock I ; efeller'a cross-examination will probably I not be concluded until late Tuesday, as t Mr. Kellogg made It known that ha would i question Mr. Rockefeller on every detail of tha company' business. ' ..The Immense earning; power of the oil combination was sharply brought out In today's hearing: when Mr. Rockefeller, after stating that the Standard had paid divi dends amounting to (40,000.000 in 1807, said , Jf It hsd earned aa much more, and that this (was added to the company's surplus, which was stated by the government's counsel to be 1300.000,000. It waa further declared by Mr. Kellogg that the company, within the last few years, had earned nearly 1500,000, ooo. The course of Mr. Rockefeller's testimony In the bands of government counsel ran not so smoothly as yesterday wh.i he told his story under the direction of f.lendly counsel, but the ' rapid-fire interrogations of the prosecutor' were always met with A unshaken Imperturbability and readiness to " answer, except when, as he explained: "It la quite Impossible for me to remem ber after thirty-five years. I do not re call." . , Mr. Rockefeller waa questioned closely , regarding rebates which the Standard was charged with receiving, but with the ex ception of the agreement with tha Penn sylvania railroad, which Mr. Rockefeller explained gave the Standard a rebate be cguM it . effected . an equalisation of oil shipment. . Mr. Rockefeller could not re- rail any other rebate, though he thought It was likely that he might have heard of It at tha time, v. ' Tli a president of tha EUndard OH com pany, when he learned that tha govern ment counsel would not be able to con clude tha cross-examination .by tomorrow . night, suggested an adjournment until Moa. dip, which waa agreed to. ' Cross-Examlnatlom Begins. . Mr. Rockefeller waa agnln on the witness stand when tha hearing, was resumed today. Ills to -examination,' was at once begun by Frank B. Kellogg; the special district attorney. , ' Mr. Kellogg aald that the cross-examlna-" tlon would not be confined to the period between 1W3 and li&i. concerning which Mr. Rockefeller gave evidence on his direct ex amination, but would cover also subsequent developments which were connected dl 1 rectly with those of the period described by Mr. Rockefeller. In response to questions about the haz ardous nature of the oil business owing to the possibility of failure of supply, Mr. Rockefeller . said that the production of rruds oil In the Pennsylvania field had A steadily Increased from 1S62 to 1900. Mr. 1 Kellogg read figures from an official report thowlng that the Pennsylvania field reached ita highest point of productioa In 1900. Mr. Rockefeller denied that the supply of rruds oil had alwaya been ample and as Sorted that it had fluctuated, but that the supply is larger now than when he was ac tively engage? In business. He was asked titfout the development of oil fields In Ohio TY'id Oklahoma, but aald that he knew little M about them, as they , had been actively I worked alnee f1 retired from business. He described the drilling snd production of oil as of tha character of a mining business. He said It waa the policy of his company to pay for Its oil at the wells and that the larger part of tha oil It refined was pur dialed from the Voducer. Prosperous Front Start. "You Bare been prosperous sine the be ginning?" asked Mr. Kellogg. "Yes." Da you consider a business hasardous that en an original Investment of W7.000.0W) paid eivlJend amounting to 1191,000,0(0 and bad left a surplus of $300,000,000?" 1 do not, con.kler the amount of money mMn. determines whether the business Is ' hi'-aedous or not." said Mr. Rockefeller. I lie Mil then asked about the trust iirai. I Isnent'of l!i nJ whether the trust certlfi- tales did not show a value of tTO,ooo,0(.0 and that the stocks held under the agreement had an actual value of gf6.710.S9s. Mr. . Rooke feller said he , believed those figji'ts to be corre.t. Mr. Kellogg then SB? ! whether the stork certificates Issued tiwreifter were for stot-t dividends or for akllt$ rial properties aoqjlred, but John U. Mlibfrn of Mr. Rockefeller's counael ob ject if on the ground this waa not' within the acope of Mr. Rockefeller's direct testi mony. Mr. Rockefeller replied: "'l suppose so." After Mr. Mlllburn had again objeeted Mr. Rockefeller aald that a stock dividend of tU.0C0. waa paid In W and that the stet k of the company waa then $91.328,0:0. Then up to the present time there had been Wsued $13.ll0.o for cash or property?" asked Mr. Hello. I cannot tell." EaVVn, that would make the total value S'ix caan ana pruprnjr lumea in exclusive 0 money earned and turned bark Is to the roprty?" Mr. Rockefeller said he did not quite comprehend the increase of l$.eoo,0j. and Mr. Kellogg dU&uulnued thta Una of in quiry. He neat sskee: ' . Whera'Htste tosses Is. rThs reoord ehous that up to 1W the net nlnge Of the company wore Ml.se.sM. j. What was the dividend in 107?" 1 -1 stioukl ssy about 40 per cent" ; IV frrfet was about JJS.OOO.Owr JThat would bs a mlllloa In fsvor of the Ji pVr old sTtendard." eaid r- Kooksfsller. ' (Continued Ott Second Pag ) v TIB WCATIZB. FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL HU'FFf AND VH'INITV-Fnlr and warmer Saturday. FOR NEBRASK A Fair Saturday, and warmer In east portion. FOR IOWA Fnlr and warmer Pnturday. Temperature at Omaha yesterday Hour. 5 a. m A a. ni.... 7 n. m.... D a. to... III. m .10 a. m.... 11 a. m.... 12 m 1 p. m.... 2 p. vn 5 p. m.... 4 p. m.... K p. m.... 6 p. m.... , 7 l. 5 p. m 9 p. tn.... Vrg. it . 43 , 47 . Mi , o . ti . . . 5 . 53 . 51 , 60 DOMXSTIO. Frank B. Kellogg In his cross-examination of John D. Rockefeller Is making in effortto find out what risks the oil company runs In its highly profitable business. rags 1 An explosion of a gas nmln under a Brooklyn street engulfed worknion and men, women and children who were on the street at the time, over twenty. It is believed, being killed. Fag 1 The Department of Agriculture la mak ing a determined effort to disinfect all possible places where foot and mouth dis ease Infection exists. Foreign ports are already closed to American hay and cat tle from northern cities. Fag 1 The police officials who guarded Mor ris Haas in his cell are charged with con duct unbecoming officers in refusing to admit an agent of the prosecutor. Pag 1 Senator Scott, after a viait to Judge Taft, says he Is confident the president elect has plans for a progressive and courageous administration. Pag S The First National bank of Fort Scott. Kan., failed yesterday. Pag Richard Croker returned to New York yestrday on his first visit to America lu four year. ' Pag 8 Robber at Attica, O., held the cltlxena at bay while they went ahead with work that netted them $8,000. .Tags 1 The defense outlined Its case In the Lamphere trial yesterday, claiming thai Mrs. Ounness is still alive and has been een on several occasions. Pag X poksioit. Th French cruiser Conde struck the rocks off Corsica and Is in a perllouj position. Pag Chancellor von Buelow' Is tired of his place and Is anxious to resign and as sume the comforts foprlvate life: Pag X ..e-.. ... TCBXAiXA. ' .: ... The station agent of Mllford waa robbed of $80 while he was attending a Burling ton train at the station platform. Pag 3 ZaOCAXb .- . Mexicans who sre coming to the Corn show, are anxious to. know what kind of clothing It will be necessary to wear. . " Paa 9 Bishop Scannell will sail Thursday for Europe on a visit to the pope, Pago 9 Army officer who saw service In China speaks In terms of high praise of the late empress dowager. Pag 41 Street .cars meet In collision during the early morning hotirs Hnd several people are slightly Injured. Page Commissioner McVann of the Omaha Grain exchange talks to Ames students on the marketing of grain. Pag 11 coancxmoxAi axo utdvstkxaiv. I.lve stock markets. Pag 17 Grain markets. Pr 17 Stocks and bonds. . Pag 17 HOTEMIITI OP OCBJlK STEAMSHIPS. Ton. NBW YORK... NKW YORK... NBW YORK... BOSTON BOl'LOGNE... NAPl.KB NAPLKS LONDON OENOA Arrlrtd. .. Laura... i.. . Lultanls. . SalUS. . Koanlg AltMrt. , La Uavola. . ..Teutonic ,.. PIlllallelpMsit ., Itatendam ...liaUs Romanic. ...Mar. Washington. ..Maaaba .. Haniburs Raglna 4'IUlla. ...Lut-aala LIVKRPOOL BOUT HAMPTON. M.-itlc PLVMOITH K. A. Victoria.... QVBEN8TOWN.. Adriatic NITRITES IN BLEACHED FLCUR Pare Food Board Hears Teatlsnoay of Expert (.herniate oat This I'oiat. ) WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Admitting the existence of nitrous acid In bleached flour, but denying that it renders the product harmful to health, several experts for the millers of the country today, appeared be fore Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and members of the Pure Food board in a hearing to determine the status of bleached flour under the provisions of the pure food and drugs set. Secretary Wilson refused to admit as evidence a letter from Prof. E. W. Rock wood of Iowa, slating that nitrates in bleached flour are removed by yeast, ren dering the flour harmless. Prof. W. 8. Haines of Rush Medical col lege, Chicago, contradicted some of the theorlee held by Dr. Harvey W. W. Wylle. the governments ruie food expert. Prof. Haines held tht there should be alarm be cause nitrates are found in bleached flour, aa It would require' an enormous smount of this aulistance to kill a person. Prof. AUswhv of Nebraska told of his experiments with the saliva of Individuals, to show Jhat nitrates are present In human bodies, and that if nitrates are taken Into the system through the eating of bread It la tn less quantities than already exists. Th millers concluded their testimony be fore the board today. CLOSE V0TEJN MISSOURI Repabllraa la fclera .lrateaat Getrraer Face of Retaras tr Thirty Votes. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. 30.-On the fax of ths official returns. Including precinct corrections. Jacob F. Gmellch, re publican, waa elected lieutenant governor by thirty votes and the other minor repub lican csndldstes wer defeated. This vote does not Include amended re turns, which give Painter a .net gain of sixty-three, snd If counted for him tn the legislature.' will elect him by thirty-three, votea. The legislature must cast up the official vote, declare what return shall bo counted and th esult. The lieutenant goveraor Is the only official office In doubt. Ths corrected vote on governor follows: Hadley irep ), $&..?; Cowherd Idem..), $40,, u6$. Hadley majority, 15,87?. NEW TORK. Nov. 10. More than twenty persons srs believed to havs lost their lives as a result of th explosion of a gas main at Gold and Front streets. Brooklyn, today, rraclcally th whole street from Btoopllne, between Gold and Front streets was tumbled Into a fifty foot excavation in which fifteen or more men were working and several persons who were walking along the street are believed to have been carried down. It Is believed that every person who went Into the excavation ,wss killed Instantly or some others were drowned. Fifty tene ment houses on the block are In such dan ger of falling Info the trench that the occupants have been ordered out by the police. The most Intense excitement pre vails for blocks around the scene of the accident and the streets are filled with ' walling women and children who have been unable to get any word from relatives who were known to be In the vicinity when the explosion occured. At least one woman and three little girls are said by the police to have been swal lowed up In the cave-In which followed the explosion. Four of the men who were burled In the csve-ln are reported to have escaped by crawling through a sewer which opens Into the East river. Street Torn I'p for Rods, The explosion tore the street to pieces for rods on either side, and the twelve men who were working In an excavation for a big sewer pipe were burled by the debris which fell In upon them and are believed to have been smothered or burned to death In the fire that followed the ex plosion. Ssmuel Trout, who lived near the scene, lost his life In attempting to save a woman who was passing through Gold street at the time of the explosion snd fell Into the trench. Trout waa caught by the fl.ime from the blazing gas maid and roasted alive. The woman was dragged out of the trenoh and saved by a boy. - " The workmen ware digging a trench through Gold street for the Installation of a thlrty-six-lnrh sewer pipe. The excava tion was to be nearly forty feet deep, and as the laborers removed the earth the walls had been shored up by large tim bers. With Charles Schlffmeyer, a city Inspector of ewcrs, overseeing the work, th men were working In the bottom of the trench when an accumulation of gas from A main which had been accidentally broken during the course of th work, exploded with tremendous force. Water Mala Barats. The supporting timbers wer ripped away nd th high dirt wall toppled over on Schlffmeyer and his men. A targe water main also was broken by the fores of the explos'.on and a perfect torrent of water began to spurt up through th mass of wreckage. Almost side by side with these geysers roared the flames from the gas escaping from the broken main. Firemen and workmen fromi th city water department and the gas company worked desperately together In an effort to check the flow of gas and water and to relieve the men who had been Imprisoned. ' There seemed little hope, however, that any of thoes who had been at work at' the bottom of tha trench could havs escaped death. Their bodies are believed to be burled under tons of earth. The explosion was followed by scenes of Intense excitement. Every building for blocks around had been severely shaken. A large Roman Catholic church and a parochial school received nearly the full force of the shock. In the Immense crowd which flocked to the scene were mothers who feared that their little ones in ' the School building were In danger. tROKER RETURNS ON VISIT saassssBSsaaa v Old Tanisiar Chief Visits New York for First Time la Four Years. NEW YORK. Nov. 20.-Rlchard Croker, who for years directed the destinies of Tam many hall before he retired to lead the llf of a country gentleman at Glencalrn, hi big estate ' In Ireland, returned to New York merely aa a visitor, he said, to see his old friends and renew old acquain tances. That he contemplates again enter ing the field of politics In New York City where he so long held sway, he has posi tively denied. It Is expected that - Mr. Croker will remain tn the United States about six months and it is likely that a portion of that time. at least, will be spent In southern California or some other sec tion of the country where the winds of winter are less sever than In New York ' Th old Tammany leader had aa compan ions on the voyage across th ooean his daughter Ethel; his nieces. Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Benjamin Bewlstt and the later' husband. All th member of th party wer astir early ibis morning snd Mr Croker waa on deck when th big steamer drew up for the usual stop St ths quaran tine station. He had especially requestod that no demonstration of any kind be made by his friends In this city upon his arrival and In compliance with hla request his reception down the bay waa a quiet one. Iwis Nlxton, one of Mr. Croker' closest political frienda and who himself once held the reins of power In Tammany, was wait Ing at the quarantine station, however, and waa one of the first to clamber up the sides of the, big steamer. There waa a warm exchange of greetings and then ths old Tammany chief told his friend that bs had wsited breakfast for him and hurried him away to the dining room, whore they break fasted together. This visit of Mr. Croker to America I the f rst he has made in four years. His last Journey horns waa a sad one, as he had been hurriedly recalled to attend tha fun eral of his favorite son, Frank, who had been killed while driving a racing auto mobile at Ormonde Beach,. Fla. HANDCAR ON WRONG TRACK roar Mea Killed mm Barllasrtoa Read Brtxrca Hlathlaasl aa La Orassti III. CHICAGO, Nov. So. -Four track laborers on a handcar wars run down by a Chicago, Burlington aV Qulncy railroad paaaenger train between Highland and LOrange, 111., today and killed. There wer nine men on ths handcar. Th others cased with alight Injury. Th 'accident la said ts have been trse to a mistake on the part of the laborers who put their car on th wrong track. From th New York Mail. EPIDEMIC N CRAVS Four Children at Danville, Pa., Con . tract Foot and Mouth Disease. DEPARTMENT EXPERTS AT WORK It Is Believed that Spread of riaaae Will Bs Cheeked Soon Mora Stock Yards May Be Closed. WASHINGTON. Nov. M.-Alarmlng re sults following the outbreak of a contagious foot snd mouth disease in New York and Pennsylvania, causing those states to be quarantined against interstate shipments of cattle, etc., were shown today In advices which reached secretary of Agricultural Wilson, stating that four children In Dan ville, Pa., had contracted the disease. A rigid Investigation Is In progress to de termine whether others have become similarly affected. The officials believe that the spread of the contagtou will be checked, although admitting that the situation Is grave. Vigorous efforts will be made by the Department of Agriculture to stamp out the deadly contagious and communicative ailment among cattle, known aa foot and mouth disease, which has been discovered to exist among live stock in Pennsylvania and New York states and aa a result of which Secretary Wilson yesterday Issued an order quarantining these two states. During the existence of this quarantine, the Interstate or foreign transportation, tarlllng or driving of cattle, aheep, or other ruminants snd swine from the two state is prohibited. The order Issued by the secretary yester day, which became effective Immediately, makes the quarantine exceedingly rigid. It even goes so far as to requlr that "no railroad car or boat, within th area herein quarantined, which have carried live stock, shall be moved Interstate until the said cars or boata have been cleaned and disinfected with a S per cent solution of carbolic acid." ' Shipments of dressed carcasses of calves, heep and other ruminants, Interstate or to foreign countries, are prohibited un less the hides or skins snd hoofs srs re moved. It Is required further that when shipments are being made from and to points not in either of th two states, quarantined, the car containing the live stock must be sealed by an employe of the bureau of animal Industry- If the shipments are unloaded enroute within the quarantined territory. It must be Into pens or. ards specially cleaned and dis infected lor the purpose under the super vision or an employ of th bureau of animal Industry. By these vigorous meaaures the depart ment hopea to prevent th disease from spreading widely. Th disease waa first discovered In a load of eighty yearlings shipped from th East Buffalo stock yards to a point In western Pennsylvania. Df. W. P. Wende of th bureau of animal Industry, has gon to Michigan to Investigate a suspected source of the origin of tha present Infec tion. It is announced that more than 3uo men wtll start today to disinfect the East Buffalo yards, which work will require three wseks. The t'nlon Stock yards in Pittsburg were - ordered quarantined yes terday, but the managers announced last night that this probably would bs re moved today, so fsr ss ths Pittsburg yards ars concerned. Peassylvasla Allva to Daty. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. S0.-AU the re sources ef ths stats of Pennsylvania will bs drawn upon. If necessary, to stamp out (Continued oa Second Fag.) SITUATIO LAND .ACCOUNTS ' ADJUSTED Nebraska Gets Almost Three Thoo . asm at . Dollars as Percentage of Land Sales. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, , Nov.. 20. (Special Tele gram.) The reclamation vfund account fronj the state of , 'Nebraska has, been, adjuetad. During '.the f iscal' jrear (1908 there were . re ceived from fee and commissions V6.lK.pi, of which amount $2S,7o6 93 was earned, by various registers ' and receivers, .leaving a balance of such moneys of $4?'.3H.35. The surplus arising from the net proceeds of the sales of public lands snd fees and com missions aggregate $109.2ii4.82, which amount will be credited to said fund. ' i The account with the state of Nebraska for the same period has been adjua'.ed. The groaa proceeds from sales of public lands In ' Nebraska were ' Sti8.9T3.62. from' which mount Is deducted the pro rata share of expense chargeable to the state of $8,98S.5S, leaving 9,9S8.e7 aa the net proceeds, of which amount the state Is entitled to 6 per cent, or $1,999.40. There were received frcm the sale of Indian- lands in Nebraska during ths said period $4,545.00 and from fees and commissions the sum of $64.956.3& Major General 'John F. Weston, now In command of the Philippines, has been as signed to command the Department of Cali fornia, with headquarters at Ban Francisco, Vice Brigadier General Fred A. Smith, who Will be assigned to other duties. Major General Duvall will succeed to the Philip, pine command. ' POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSED V Mea Who Gaarded Haas Are A censed f Coadact I'sbecomlsg Officers. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20. William J. Burns, special agent of the district attor ney' office and chief detective for the prosecution In the bribery-graft Investiga tions, last night filed with the police com mission charges. alleging conduct unbecom ing an officer against Policeman Charles Blakeley and John Attrldge, th two men detailed to guard the cell of Morris Haas, who shot Francis J. Heney and afterward committed suicide. In the complaint It Is alleged that a few hours before Haas took his lifo the off!-, cer refused to permit Bums to enter tha cell and examine ths prisoner In ths inter tsts of the district attorney's office. The hcsrlng was set for November 27. At the same session of the board charges were preferred against Albert Baker, a Kearney street saloon keeper. . who is al leged to have expressed satisfaction when he learned that Heney was shot and to have revved his associates In the prosecu tion. It is charged that Baker is an unfit ut-rson to h Id a license to sell liquor. THINKS MRS. GUNNESS ALIVE Lssshero Will Sek to Prova La Porto Wornaa Has Beea lets Slaro Klre. PORTE. Ind.. Nov. JO.-The siste hav ing rested Its ease today tn the trial of Ray I.amphere, sccuaed of the murder of Mrs. Belle Gunness and children. Attorney Worden msds his opening statement for th defense. Attorney Worden said that he would prove thst It was not Mr. Gunness' body which wss found In th ruin of the house, that Mrs. Gunness had been seen since the data of her alleged death by a neighbor and by two girls. WESTINGHOUSE REORGANIZED Roadjastaseat t'osnaslltco Declares tha Pisa ESTeellve from ths Present Date. NEW TOstaC Nov. 10. -Ths readjustment committee which has beea at work on a reorganisation of the Westinghouse Inter ests, declared today tha reorganisation plan ffeclH from this date. . LINDSAY FILES HIS REPORT Treasurer of Republican - Committee ' Gives List of ' Contributors. SMALL DEFICIT. TO BE MET Governor-elect Names His .'Private Secretary and Chief Clerk Con fers with Sheldon on , , Supreme Court Judges. (From a Staff Correspondent.) ' ! LINCOLN. Nov. 30.-(Speclal.)-H. C. Lindsay, treasurer of the republican stale committee, today, mailed to the county clerk of. Pawnee county his report of the receipts and expenditures of the republican commit tao during ;the recent campaign. The receipts totalled $41,716.36 and the expendi tures were about $300 In excess of that amount. Some of tho bills are as yet un paid, so the exact amount of expenditures Is not yet figured, though tha expenditures Will exceed the receipts about $200. A large portion of the expense was due to money sent to the county thalrmen In sevnty elght counties Just before election to be. used 111 getting out the vote. Will Hay war, who was chairman of the state com mittee until selected secretary of the na tional committee, drew $400 for salary out of this year's receipts: Secretary Frank Corrick was pa'd at tli rate of a month and Secretary J. M. O'Neil received $125 for his month's work. Chairman Kelfer refused to accept any salary for the work he did at headquarters, following his selec tion ss chairman sfter the state convention. Treasurer Lindsay also worked without a alary. The largest contributor to the Nebraska campaign was the na'.lonal committee, which sent $2f.05O to the state committee treasurer. D. E. Thompson was the largest Individual contributor, he having given $1,000 of which $500 was turned back to the committee of Lancaster county. Where heads of state Institutions are credited with large amounts the money was collected by the superintendent from the employes of the Ins'ltutlon. List of Contributors. Following are the contributions of $11 or more: C. E. White, superintendent rf the Ieaf aud Dumb institute, $176; George Coup land, regent of the Slate university, $100; John C. Wharton. $155 67; republican na tional committee. $26.ii60; W. B. Kern, a iper Intendent or Heatings asylum, $tiO; 10. B. Cpwles, candidate for land commissioner. $L'40; A. P. Beemer, warden of state peni tentiary. $l!d.60: J. T Morey, principal of th school for blind. $130; M. R. Hopewell, candidate for lieutenant governor. $IOfi; L. O. Brian, candidate for state treasurer. $100; George C. Junkin, candidate for secre tary of atale, $1J; H. C. Lindsay, clerk of the supreme court, $130; George K Sheldon, candidate for governor, HSU; J. A. Williams, candidate for railway commissioner. $175; Silas A. Barton, candidate for state auditor. $150; Charle E. Mugoon. governor of Cuba, $100; R. R. Sixer, postmaster of Lincoln, $:0ft; L. D. Richard of Fremont, $100; R. B. Schneider of Fremont, $100; D. E. Thomp son, ambassador to Mexico, $1,000; F. W. Collins of the Department of Justice at Washington. $100; W. K. Andrews, auditor of the I'nlted 8tats treasury, $150. The following amounts were contributed by other state offnera, deputlis and candi dates for state offices: J. I.. M I'rl. n. state superintendent. $16: K. C Bishop, can didate for atale superintendent. $."i; W. T. Thompson, randldate for ettormy general, $L0; B. Royse. secretary of the fctute Bunk ing board. $50; W. B. Rose, deputy attorney general, $36; Henry T. Crarke. Jr., railway commissioner, tgfl; C. B. Anderson, regent of the State university, $106; H. J. WInnelt, (Continued on Third Page) IS ARRESTED ON ARRIVAL THERE Omaha Detectives Land Him Just Four Honrs After His Deed. ONE OF QUICKEST JOBS ON RECORD Charles Leonard, Porter, t'oafeaaes Ills Attempt to "teal C. F. Harts horn's samples at ' tha Henshaw Hotel. It took Just four hours for Captain Sav age and Ietectlvis Steve Maljney snd Charley Van Ih-usen of the Omaha pollco force to effect the capture of Charles Leonard, the Henshaw hotel porter who checked Charles F, Hartshorn's $40,000 sam ple trunk of Jewelry to himself at St. Jo seph instead of to tho owner at Council Bluffs. The large trunk was taken from the hotel to the depot soon after 8 o'clock Friday morning, Intercepted at Hamburg, la., less than two hours later and Ionard himself was arrested by the Bt. Joseph police when he reached that city about 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. ' When accused of the theft Leonard ac knowledged that he did It single-handed and said he would return to Omaha Imme diately. In the meantime Mr. Hartshorn had gone before the county grand Jury. . which la now sitting in Omaha, and had secured an Indictment charging the porter with having taken the Jewelry, so that when Leonard arrives in the city this morning he will be licked up Immediately to answer a charge that will probably land htm in the penitentiary for a number of years. Switched the Checks,, Switching baggage check on the trunk of valuable was the method Leonard adopted to secure possession of It. In the presence of Mr. Hartshorn, In front of tha Henshaw, about 9:30 Friday morning, he affixed a t'nlon Pacific baggag ticket to the cumbersome box of samples, 1 but as soon aa the owner tird left the scene In the belief that his trui-k, along with a steamer trunk In which he kept his personal effects, had been started on its wsy to th Union station, Leonard quickly sub stituted Burlington baggage checks on the two pieces end ordered the transfer driver to haul them to the Burlington depot. Ionard could do this knowingly and without danger of Immediate detection, as he wss In charge of the transfer and receipt of baggage belonging to the hotel's guests, After so doing he donned his street clothes . and left the Henshaw without giving notice, or asking for his pay. When hla sbsencs was discovered, Joe Keenan. chief clerk of the hotel, thought that he had merely left disgruntled, as Mr. . Keenan had repri manded him earlier In the .morning for some minor ncgligenco.or misdeed; Gets Cine at Depot. First suspicion of the disappearsnce of th Jewelry arose when Mr. Hartshorn at tempted to claim It at the Union station by presenting the duplicate tag which Leonard had given him. Finding that th trunk were not there. Mr. Hartshorn Immediately telephoned to the other depot, thinking th baggageman had made a mistake and hsd sent them to the wrong depot. At ths Bur lington station the baggageman told him that the private steamer trunk had been left there, but that a man had checked tha other to St. Joseph on tha train thajt had Just left tho city. Only ten minute marked th tint be tween the departure of th train and Mr. ' Hartshorn's srrival at ths .' Burlington; depot from th other statiton, but this hsd given Leonsrd ample chance to escap Im-, mediate capture. However, ( a telephone message to Hamburg, la., effected th de tention of the valuable trunk, the railway officials at that point being Informed that a certain described trunk contained Stolen , Jewelry and should be held. But Leonard was' not known anil could not be Intercepted st Hamburg, so the wires between Omaha and Bt. Joseph were kept warm with descriptions and Instruc tions, sod Leonard was p'ad under ar rest the moment he alighted from tha train in that city. Just 40,000 the Valasj. . About $10,000 is given as th estimated value of the Jewelry which Charles F. Hartshorn carried a sample from the house of Krements & Co. of Newark, N. J. His home Is also In Newark. H ar rived In Omaha Thursday to show hi Una to local Jewelers and say that Leonard helped him pack his esses of valjsbles Into the large trunk after visiting one ef the stores, so that the porter knew accurately the contents of the box. According to th traveling man tills Is the first time he ha ever had serious trouble in th handling of hi trunk of sample. A telegram to Krements aV Co. Friday evening nctifWd them of th temporary loss of the goods and of their speedy recov ery and the capture of the thief. Chief of Detectives Savage was characterised by the Jewelry salesman aa "a grand old man." and Detectives Maloney and Van Deusen -did not lack for their share of the praise as a result of the wonderfully quick work of recovery and capture. Charle Leonv.rd Is between IS and 3S , years of age and had been working at ths Henshaw aa elevator conductor, porter and baggage clerk for several months. He lived at the Continental hotel while off duty. It In said at the Henshaw that he was con sidered quite honest and trustworthy and. although he came to the hotel from out of town ned wss not weil known In Omaha, he had not had trouble or been concerned In theft of which his local employer had any knowledge. PERRY TO SUCCEED RIDGELY Vice President of l.arae St. I.onls Hank Mar Become Head of Has aa:t Illy laalltrflon. KANSAS CITY, Nov. :v.-!t waa stated here toi.iiy that there was s slrong p' 'di sunity that J. V. Perry, vice president of the National Bunk of Commerce pf ti. Louis, would be anointed president of the National Hsnk f Coniniere of Ksusaa City, succeeding W. B. Ridgely, alio reslgnei yesterday. Mr. Perry arrived hers todsy from St. Louis and went Into confarenra with the .directors of the local bank. Bt. Louis men hold a big bloc of stoUc hi ths Kansas City Institution.