Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 18, 1909, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee THE OMAHA DEE go to the home Is rad by the women sells goods for advertisers. WEATHER FORECAST For Nebraska Showers nnd eooW. For In-shofr. F.r weather report see psee I. VOL. XXXVIII NO. 288. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1909 TEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. OPPOSITION TO INCOME TAX Senator Sutherland Makes an Ex tended Speech Against Proposed Addition to Tariff Bill. SHOULD EE LEFT 1" . TES 0 -t - Utah Man Says Proposed A "A Cause Double Taxation ' ITS VALIDITY IS QUEST Benators Ask Questions Regarc This Feature of Speech. SFEECH BY SENATOR DEPEW w York Orator Makes an Extended Address In Favor of the Pass ns;e of the A Id rich Payne Bill. WASHINGTON. May 17. A comprehen sive discussion of the Income tax bv Sena tor Sutherland o Ctah and an extended speech by Senator per" support of Hie pending turlff consumed most of the amnion o the senate today. Mr. Suther land i;vpud ngninst the constitutionality rf fc 'diil j rome tax law and declared tint such a tax shculd be left as a means of ii'i'Miu- f jr the elates. J'.i'foie adjournment two hours were de voted to a discussion of the cutlery sched ule of the tariff bill and at o:36 o'clock the senate udjournfd. Fifty-seven aerators answered to tholr nmnt-s when the senate met at 10 o'clock today, relieving doubt as to the ability of that body to obtain a quorum early In the dny to t-onsldcr the tariff bill. When the name of Senator Jones of Washington was called his colleague, Mr. Piles, announced that he "had gone to the White House and was not able to be present." "I am not a protectionist In spots." said Mr. Sutherland of Utah. In beginning an address In support of the tariff bill as re ported by the finance committee and In opposition to the adoption of an income tax proUslon. If. he said, there was any question about the amount of duty to be levied cn a particular article, he preferred to solve It by hnvlng the duty a llttX too Ugh. rather 'than loo low. He could not advocate taxing the products of his own state and deny protection to the products of an;' other slate. J3peklng of the tnoome tax Mr. Suther land said the framem of the constitution had contemplated having the federal gov ernment ohtsin Its revenues by Imposing taxes upon'-a class of subjects, which the ststcs. either under the constitution, or by common consent, 'did not or could not tux to the fullest extent that would be posalble. The federal government, under the con stitution, he said, was given power to Im- r-fipsar las cm tmrwrta.. which, power .was substantially exclusive by common consent. The Imposition of Internal revenue taxes tifon Huuor and tobacco has been given over to the federal government. I think," said Mr. Sutherland, "except In cases of necessity the taxee of the fed eral awernment ahould be confined to those things which either under the eon atltution or under the operation of the common consent power of the general gov ernment are exclusive." Any effort, he snld, to Impose taxes upon obJe''s that states tax is hound to result tn confusion or double taxation. Taking th-it view he regarded the Income tax as notn proper means for raising revenue for the general government. 1 Mr. Sutheland discussed various ques t'ons rotating to what he claims were the u.inTmtltutlonnl features of the Income tax and was at times Interrupted by Senators Pallcy. Borah, Cummins. Owen and Hey burft. Decorations for Heroic Queen Kin; Manuel Rscognizes Act of Amelie in Guarding; Son from Assassins. UftBOX, 'May lT.-Klng Manuel has be stowed up m tjut'tn Amelie, widow of King Carlos, the lU'corstlnns of three orders for the lid ii u !l:pluyed by her majesty on the octnrljn of the assassinations of her husblml ...r.d ton in February of l'.KlS. he C;ttee recites that after K.'ng Carlos u.nl (txtvn Prince Louise had been shut tit ad, the queen, with noble courage and r.i lei nil Instinct, flung herself In front of I t : (on, Manuel, and endeavored to thruat u ! e the weapon of Costa, leveled at him. J..r escape was remarkable. The bullet L.urk her corsage, was deflected and L.aied the forearm of the prince. The c.i'jinet has given its unanimous approval U these decorations, never before con ferred upon a woman. His majesty has decorated also the po liceman who shot Bulssa, the man who killed the king, with the order of the Tower and the Sword. This decoration gives the recipient thS rank of an officer and entitles him to a royal pension. Charged With Father's Murder Daughter of Wealthy St. Paul Butcher Under Arrest Beliered to Be Insane. 8T. PAL'L. Minn. May 17.-Loulss Arbo gast, the 19-year-old daughter of the lata Louis Arbogtst. the wealthy butcher who was killed in Ms home early Thursday morning. Is in the Ramsey county Jail un der commitment from the police court. She Is formally charged with murder. It Is believed the girl was Insane. STEEL MEASURE IS PASSED Hease Asks Attorney General as lo Progress la Tessew Mer ger Caeo. WASHINGTON. Mar IT. The bouse to lay passed the Burleson resolution catting tn the attorney gsnaral to inform It what Jteps If any had been taken 'bv him or any official of his department to annul the contract whereby the United States Steel corporation acquired the lntejests of the Tsnnessee Coal and Iron company. "Flying Wedge" of Policemen Catches Thief Force Going: to Work Yesterday Aft ernoon Keeps Thief from Making Touchdown. Paul Drenko Is accused of making the fatal mistake of robbing a man Just at 4 o'clock In the afternodVi. If Drenko did the Job, it must be his first offense in Omaha, as any ordinary thief knows the police force for the. third vatch of the day marches to work Just ';. 4 o'clock. "he result of Drenko- alleged Ignorance sed 1.000 people to follow twenty police J into the alley between Dodge and Douglas streets, and Drenko was caught like a fox pursued by ten hunters and fifty hounds. Just as the force, which goes to work at 4 o'clock, waa marching up Dodge street yesterday afternoon, William Ksmas, a Greek, ran up to an officer at Sixteenth end Dodge streets and said he had been robbed of ST5. The officer turned and ssw the allege) thief running toward the alley between Dodge and Douglas. He shouted for the man to stop, pulled bis gun and fired four shots into the air. The shots didn't stop the thief, but broke up the line of policemen, and they all started after the thief. Into the alley the twenty blue coats plunged, like a foot ball squad making the fllng .wedge. They filled the alley with blue. It looked as though the thief was about to make a touchdown. The police went into the alley so fsst that some of the end 'men and a full back were knocked against the tele phone poles and brick walls, rolling along the paved alley as though a quarterback had got tangled between their legs. Then the gathering In began. Every man who ran out of a saloon or restsurant to see what had happened, or "beat it" too hard when the shots were fired, was brought to the patrcfl box. One by one the police came up while waiting for the wagon. Each had nailed his man. Some had traveling men with grips, others had people who quit work early. "This man was running as hard as he could go," explained a patrolman at the box. "You bet I was running," laughed the "prisoner." "There was some shooting going on and this man was running," said another blue coat. "Who wouldn't run?" said the man who had a roll of bread under his arm. Then the man who was wanted was led up. A policeman put Ms hand In Drenko's pockets. He pulled out a roll of money. It was $75. All the men arrested for running on the streets when a policeman was shooting were told to move on. Wants Receiver for U. S. Express John L. Dudley, Stockholder of Con- . cern. Asks .that, ft Be Dia solved. NEW YORK, May 17. The fact that John L. Dudley of this city has applied to the court for the appointment of a receiver and for the dissolution of the United States Express - company became known today, when an argument on the application was made in court. Counsel for Mr. Dudley, who asserts he is a stockholder, today applied to the su preme court for a writ of mandamus to compel Edward T. Piatt, the treasurer of the company, to permit an examination of Its books. Decision was reserved. MISTAKING TWIN FOR GHOST MURDERER BECOMES MANIAC Hexk-aa Babbles Oat Story of Crime and Clears is Old Mystery. ZACATBCA8, Mexico, May 17. Rendered insane by the appearance of the twin brother of his victim, whom he believed was the ghost of the man he had mur dered, Antonio Agulllar fell to hi knees pleading for mercy and babbled the story of his crime. Until that moment the mur der of Euatacla Agulllar had been veiled In mystery. Eustacla's twin brother, Juan, who had been absent from home for yesrs, returned to the city yesterday and acci dentally met his uncle Antonio. The latter did not know of the return of Juan and when he saw him on the street his re semblance to the murdered brother waa so striking that he thought the spirit of the nephew he had killed had returned to haunt him.. He waa taken Into cuatody and la believed to be hopelessly Insane. Norwegians Celebrate Day Marking Their Independence Monday was a big day in Norwegian communities in Minnesota and the Dakotas, but the day was passed by In Omaha with little note, as there are few Norwegians or descendants of Norwegians in this city. The day was a big one to those with an cestry dating back to the land of the mid night sun, for It was the anniversary of the date Norway secured Its freedom from Denmark and became an independent state, for the first time since the days of the Vikings of old. . On March 17, 1811, ninety-five years go the treaty of peace waa algned with Den mark, a three years' war brought to Us cloe and Norway waa tree. For upwards of 300 years the country had been ruled by the Danes, and Norwegians chafed under the yoke of bondage. Smaller wara were waged at odd times, but In 191 began the final war with Denmark, which was ter minated the same year that America 'de feated the British for the second time. Norway enjoyed strict Independence for only a short time, however, and to pre serve Its Independence from other countries and for mutual protection It Joined Sweden and Karl Johan, a Frenchman, was chosen king of the two countries, this dual gov ernment continuing until 106. Four years ago Norway broke with Sweden and is agxln an independent sUts, ruled 1 a Dane King Hakon. "People In this country call May 17 the Norwegians' Fourth of July,", said O. Wllg, tinner at Twenty-seventh and Leavenworth CAPLAIN HAINS TO SING SING Slayer of William C. Annis Will Be Taken to New York Peniten tiary Today. SENTENCE IS INDETERMINATE Maximum is Sixteen Years and Mini mum Eight Years. MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL DENIED Court Holds that No Errors of Law Were Made. APPEAL TO HIGHER COURT No Application Will Be Made for Cer tificate of Reasonable Toobt ft -Act as Stay of Elf potion. FLUSHING, N. T.. May 17 Unless seme unlocked for lefral obstacle is Interposed. Captain Peter C. Halns, Jr., U. 8. A., who was convicted of manslaughter In the first degree for killing William E. Annis at the Bayside Yacht club last August, will be taken to fling Sing tomorrow and at once will begin serving the sentence Imposed today by Justice Oarretson In the supreme court. The sentence Is an Indeterminate one, undre which the minimum period of Imprisonment will be eight years end the maximum slxten years. His time In prison must be spent at bard labor. Counsel for Hains late today practically agTeed to thler client's Immediate transfer to Sing Sing when they announced after a consultation with General Halns. his father, and Major John P. Halns, a brother, that no application wculd be made for a certifi cate of reasonable doubt to act as a stay of execution. An appeal, based on the general court record-in the case, will be taken In regular course, however. Upon learning the decision of counsel the sheriff of Queens county said that, acting t-pon the suggestion of the ccurt, he would take his prisoner to Sing Sing within twenty-four hours. Given Indeterminate Sentence. Captain Peter C. Halns, Jr., U. S. A., who was convicted for manslaughter In the first degree for killing William E. Annis at the Bayside Tacht club last August, was sentenced today by Justice Oarretson in the supreme court to an indeterminate sen tence of not less than eight years nor more than sixteen years, at hard labor In state's prison. John F. Mclntyre, counsel for the defend ant, made the usual motions for a new trial, which were denied. The court clerk then Instructed Captain Halns to come to the bar and proceeded to ask him the questions usually put to a man about to be sentenced. The wrlsoner seemed daxed and seemed to have some difficulty In un derstanding the questions. Lawyers Mc lntyre and Young of the defense stood on either side of Captain Halns and assisted him in answering the questions of the court clerk. In passing sentence Justice Garret son said the defendant had a fair trial and had been defended by experienced lawyers. A Jury had found a verdict commensurate with the requirements of the law. He said he was not aware that any errors of law had been committed during the trial. Al though there had been a great deal of sympathy Injected into the case, the haw did not allow a man to punish another for wrong he had suffered or to wreak vengeance upon the man who wronged him. After Justice Oarretson had imposed the sentence, Captain Halns sat down and dropped his head on the table before him. He seemed overcome with emotion for a few momenta, but soon recovered himself and sat upright staring at the court. General Halns, the defendant's father, and Major John Halns, who were in court, displayed mich emotion when the captain was sentenced. Immediately after sentence the prisoner's lawyers asked for a stay of sentence for a few days In order to take an appeal. Justice Garret sin said the case would take the usual course and gave the defense twenty-four hours in which to file an appeal. He then remanded Captain Hains to the custody of the sheriff. Father ana. Son Killed. RICHMOND. Ind.. Man. 17. Ech Meek and his son Raymond, a few miles west of here, were killed this morning by. Joseph Rallshack. Rallsback was wounded in .the leg. Rallsback used a shotgun. George Meredith III. , NEW YORK. May 17 George Meredith, the English novelist. Is seriously ill. The octogenarian author was taken ill May 14, since when he has gradually grown worse. atreets, "and over In the old country they celebrate the day much the aame as we Americana celebrated July 4 here. I say ' Americana" for I am Just as much an American as anyone else, except I haven't been here as long as you or your an centers. "I left Norway when I waa a years of age, about Xi yeara ago. and at that time fire crackers and other klnda of fire worka were not as common as now. The cele brationa then took the form of parades and speech making, with dancing In the evening. Of course all the villages were decorated with the national colors and everybody had a big time, as here. I would like to see a Norwegian celebration In Omaha, but there are not enough of us, but five years from now If I am living and can afford it, I will go back to Nor way and take part in the one hundredth anniversary of the Independence ft my mother country." Mr. Wllg said it might seem s' range that Norway chose a Dane for a king when It separated from Sweden four years ago. but the Norwegians have forgotten and for given Denmark for its S00 years of oppres clon and as there were no Norwegian princes and a Swede would never do for a ruler, it was natural that his people should turn to another Scandinavian country for a king. "If I had been there I would have voted for a republic, you bet." said Mr. Wllg, "but I guess they are pretty well satisfied with King Hakon, even though he Is a Dane" I m,,,.,,! hi iiiuuh. I.,u,i,,.,.i,- -.iiLm,.ip i i ,. ' 7 v " 'My! I'm Sorry Henry's Spring Fever and My House Cleaning From the Clevelsnd Leader. AMERICAN SD1P AT MESSINA Captain Marshall Will Protect Inter ests of This Country. EPIDEMIC THREATENS REFUGEES Armenians Hesitate to Leave Camp for Fear of Farther Violence Tarklah Officers He Da; Slnalnar Hymas. MERSINA, Astatic Turkey, Sunday, May 1. Captain William A. ' Marshall, com manding the American (rrmored cruiser. North Carolina, now in this port., has been investigating conditions. He had a con ference with the governor of Adana prov ince yesterday. As a result full protection has been promised American Interests at Adana and guards are pktroling the Amer ican property there and elsewhere. The conditions in the refugee camps are pitiable. Thousands 'of unfortunates are huddled together and lack food, shelter and medical aid. The authorities are making efforts to Improve the situation and send the refugees back to their farms. Many Armenians are quartered t the American missions, and most of them decline- to leave because of their lack of confidence in the protection arfered. The greatest danger is from epidemic In the over crowded camps and missions. Measles and typhoid fever already exist. It Is "urgently necessary that the refugees be dispersed as soon as possible. Money contributions are greatly needed. Captain Marshall la sending a medical relief party up to Adana. The North Carolina will remain here for the present' Montana la Port. ALEXANDRETTA, Asiatic Turkey, May 17. The American cruiser Montana ar rived here today. Alexandretta is quiet. The Montana accompanied the North Carolina from Cuba and came to this port, while the North Carolina went to Meralna. Five Officers Are Hanar. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 17.-F1ve more men were hanged at half past three o'clock this morning In front of the build ings of Parliament, opposite the Mosque of St. Sophia, in Stainboul. They had been found guilty by court martial of com plicity in the murder of their officers In the revolutionary outbreak of April 13. Among them was one nin-commlssloned officer, the pthers were Junior officers. The five men aang hymns while they were being conveyed from the war office, where they had been confined, to the place of execution. They continued their aongs while the final preparations for the bang ing were being completed and up to the very moment that the stools on which they were standing with the rupee around their necks were knocked out from under their feet. All through the condemned men were as calm as if saying their prayers In a mosque. Compress at Fort ftmlta Barns. FORT SMITH, Ark., May 17.-Flre here early today destroyed the Fort Smith com press and Its contenta of 5,000 bales of cot ton. The loss Is estimated at I3u0,000 and Is covered by insurance. The fire is supposed to have been started by an incendiary. Flames broke out simultaneously In a doun different places In the yard. Watch the pen nies and the dollars will take care of themselves. The thrifty watch the want ads. Watch the want ads, they make to pennies that grow to dollars. When jrou keep things you don't used thej are worth less every jjroar. There are a lot of people who know this who want to sell all Boris of things cheap. They sell them through Bee want ads. All you have to do is to keep reading the want ads. You will find you can save a lot of money by buying what is advertised ther A SAD CASE . -V . ,iT 'Sit- "'bj Gold Key for for Seattle Show Given to Taft Instrument Made frpm Klondike Nug gets and Alaskan Marble Will Open Exposition. WASHINGTON, May 17.-Presldent Taft Is to open the Yukon-Alaskan exposition at Seattle, June 1, with the splendid gold telegraphic key presented to him today by Secretary Balllnger and the congressional delegation from Washington. The key Is mounted on Alaska marble and is orna mented with - twenty-two handsome gold nuggets from Alaska. The key will be connected with the White House telegraph wires and the president will touch it on the day of opening, thereby setting In motion the machinery of the exposition. Secretary Balllnger, in his speech of pre sentation, said: "I present this key to you on behalf of the donor,. Mr. George W, Carmack, as well as on behalf of the management of the - Alaska. ', Yukon-Padfle exposition. . I am Informed that Mr. Carmack waa the orlngtnal discoverer of gold in the Klon dike and that , he had retained from his discovery claim the nuggets which orna ment the polished piece of Alaskan marble upon which this key Is mounted." President Taft, in responding, said: "I accept with pleasure this unique tele graphic Instrument bearing upon it the substantial evidence of the wealth of the far northwest. I ahall use It with great pleasure to discharge the honorable duty which you Impose upon me of opening the exposition by telegraph on the first of June next, and shall preserve the instrument as a memento of the important atep in the progress of the northwest, especially that part of the northwest which we acquired from Russia and which is even now bring ing back to the American people many fold of its original cost and offering to us for the future sources of wealth that can hardly be overestimated." HARPER ASSETS ARE SOLD Remains of Old Bank Failure Dis posed of for Over Five Hundred Dollars, CINCINNATI. May 17.-W. H. Stanage paid f5S today for the assets of E. L. Harper that remain In court cuatody as a result of the failure of Harper's Fidelity National bank, Cincinnati, some twenty years ago. Chief among the assets ob tained by Stanage Is a court Judgment by creditors against Harper for 16,000.000. Har per, who served a term In the penitentiary on the charge of wrecking the bank, la said to be at present the president of a 16,0u0,000 corporation in New York. TORPEDO B0AJ DESTROYER Trial of the l.lretenant Smith, Fast est Vessel Built la l'hila. drlphla. Beatlna. PHILADELPHIA, May 17-The fastest vessel ever built on the Delaware river, the torpedo boat destroyer Lieutenant Smith, left Cramps' shipyard today for a three days' trial trip at sea. The builders have no doubt the new vesser'wlll develop twenty eight and a half knots an hour, the gov ernment requirement. The trial Wttl take place off the coast of the Delaware penin sula between Cape Henlopen and Cape Henry. Tax Laws in New England States Compiled by Smith WASHINGTON, May 17. A unique and intereatlng report dealing with state tax ation of manufacturing, mercantile, trans portation and transmission corporations was made publlo today by Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of corporations. That part of the report transmitted to President Taft concerns particularly the six New England stales. It is expected that addi tional parte dealing with other groups of states will be published later. A careful investigation into the tax laws of each state was made by Commissioner Smtrh and the results of the inquiry are presented in concise form. The report pre sents in a popular way a digest of the tax laws and the methods pf their administra tion. While In a Sfr.sc, li '.; i :c;a1 publi cation, it was prepared rather tor the general public tfan for lawyers. It con tains much of information particularly in teresting and important to legislators and all other students of taxation. ARt Conies at the Same Time.. BALDWIN AIRSHIP IN OMAHA Big Dirigible Balloon Arrives at Fort Omaha and Will Sail. OFFICERS MAKE IT WELCOME Colonel Glasaford Rays It Is Just Like Receiving; a Whole Regrlment of Reinforcements to Get Such a f.as Bag;. The United states dirigible balloon No. 1. otherwise known as the Baldwin air ship, arrived at Fort Omaha, Monday evening In a special car by express from Fort Myer, Va, The air ship will st once be placed in the big balloon house and Inflated for experi mental purposes. The big hydrogen gus tank Is being filled for the purpose, and experimental flights will be made within a few days. It will require from thirty-six to fifty hours to Inflate the balloon. The gas bag Is spindle shaped, ninety-six feet In length, with a diameter of nineteen feet and six inches,' and has a capacity of 20,000- cubic feet for gas. Inside the big gm bag Is a malter. balloon for air. with 8.3US cubic feet capacity as a preventative against undue expansion gas from in the big balloon. The material of which the balloon la composed consists of two layers of Japan ese silk, with a layer of vulcanised rubber between. ' The car la built of spruce and Is sixty six feet long by two and one-half feet wide, and two and one-half feet high. The motor is a 20-horse power water cooled Curtis engine. The propeller Is at the front of the car and Is connected to the engine by a steel shaft. The screw has a diameter of ten feet and eight Inches, with 4t0 revolutions per minute1. A vertical plane Is provided at the Vear end of the car for guiding and to prevent pitching. A double horizontal plane Is pro vided at the front end of the car to con trol the vertical motion and prevent pitch ing. Airship Lifts Half Ton. The balloon has a lifting. power of 1.330 pounds and Is capable of a speed of nine teen snd six-tenths of a mile per hour, and can run for two hours at thla speed. The airship has already made several suc cessful flights at Fort Myer and Is under full control of 'the operstor. It can easily carry two men. A detail of Sixteen officers of the 81gnal corpa Is under orders to proceed to Fort Omaha from Fort Leavenworth for instruc tion in ballooning. The detail will go under comand of Major Edgar Russell, who is at present In charge of the signs! school at Fort Leavenworth. The detail Is ex pected to arrive In Omaha during the latter part of this or early next week. "We are extremely glad that the dirigible balloon is here," said Colonel Glaasford, j "and we ahall proceed with the experi ments aa soon aa things can be made ready. The experiments will continue all during the summer. We do not know yet what other balloon equipment will be aent US, as we have to depend largely upon the papers for our Information, until def inite information la sent us from Washing ton." ' Fort Omaha a Park. Fort Omaha la now kit ita prettiest and lta park-like appearance makes It a pleas ant resort. The grounds are spacious and are cared for constantly, surpassing In real beauty any of the Omaha parks. The offi cers will at all times be pleased to have people visit the grounds. There is much to (Continued on Second Page.) Commissioner Smith point out that while the taxation of Individuals throughout New Englanu is on substantially tha aame basla, there la a wide diversity among the several atatea in both the theory and practice of the taxation of corporations. He notes as particularly Interesting the Massachusetts plan of taxation of "corporate excess," on the market value of stock less property otherwise taxed. It la pointed out, too. that Massachusetts alone succeeds appre ciably In efforts to tax specially the man ufacturing and mercantile corporations. Railroads, it is noted, are among the largest tax payers. Public service corpor ationa are most often brought under new systems of taxation. A review of the six systv,i oJ IaasI.vm !uuikHi iu Commis sioner Smith that the entire aubjeot matter Is still in an unfinished condition and will need yet further careful thought and consideration RICH FIND IN OLD JSU1T CASE True Tale from Denver that Reads Like the Most Rom&ntio Fiction. RUL0, NEB., BOY IS BENEFICIARY Quarreled with Father When Sixteen and Left His Home. FATHER HAD DISOWNED HIM Later Married Des Moines Girl, De spite All Obstacles. FATHER-IN-LAW SENT FACKET Mr. and Mrs. Horace Trove Hastortl Are fkow on Way to the Kebraaka Town tn Claim Hundred Thousand Inheritance. ' DENVER. Colo., May I7.-(Speclal Tele gram. )-Made wealthy over night as the result of finding an old will In a discarded suitcase, which had been given the couple four years ago as a wedding present and which had been forgotten by them. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Crow Hoaford are Jour neying to Kulo, Neb., to claim an estate of 1100.000. The life story of the Hoafords reads like an Arabian Nlghta romance, Horace Hosrord was of a nomadlo dispo sition. When barely 16 he left home after a stormy meeting with his father, who de clared he would never give bis son a penny of hla estate. The elder Hosford .was n wealthy farmer at Rulo. I Young Hosford drifted from city to city and about four years ago landed In Des Moines, la. There he met Helen Younger men, daughter of a wealthy tobacco manu facturer. They wanted to marry, hut her parents refused, and In despair he left th city. Hosford later found the mother uni daughter In Los( Angeles and forced thl mother's consent to the marriage. Thoi the senior Hosford learned of the marring and sent the bride a packet which he toU her she must not open until after hla death. And the document waa laid away and for gotten by the yocng people. Later they came to Denver to live. Hos ford'a father, died about a year ago and when the will waa opened It was discov ered that he was cut off without a cent. Recently the Hosfords decided to locate In California, and Mra. Hosford ran across the old suitcase. In it she found the pack age left by her father-in-law, and en opening it discovered It contained a later will, than the one probated In Nebraska, and giving her husband the bulk of his father's 1100,000 fortune. Instead of going to California they have gone to Nebraska to claim their Inheritance. Lynching Party Looking for Negro I iiM-.ua ' ' ' Colored Fiend Shoots Man snd Drags Wife Two Blocks Is Fright ened Away. CHEROKEE, Kan,, May 17.-T. H. Hunter and wife, well known young people of this city, were attacked by a negro on the main street here at midnight last night; both receiving severe Injuries. The negro stood behind a tree and deliberately shot Hunter, breaking his collarbone. Tha negro then grabbed Mrs. Hunter snd dragged her two blocks, when he became frightened and ran away. Mrs. Hunter was unconscious when her assailant ran. but recovered in a few minutes. The town Is aroused and If tile negro is caught ho probably will be lynched. Hunter is em ployed by the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad. Omaha Laborer is Badly Hurt F. G. Spang May Lose Leg at Result of Accident on Marshall town Bridge. MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. May 17. (Spe cial Telegram.) While working on the Northwestern bridge which waa washed out F. G. Spang, a railroad laborer of Omaha, waa frightfully Injured yesterday. Spang waa caught between the deck of the plledrlver and an iron beam.' He was pinned down for five minutes before he was released. His left leg was broken and he sustained a compound comminuted frac ture of the right leg. Hla left lag prob- Fifty Specimens from Roosevelt Zoologist of Expedition Takes Big Collection to Nairobi to Be Prepared. NAIROBI. British East Africa, May 17. Edmund Heller, one of the soologtstg of the Roosevelt expedition, earns into Nairobi this morning with some fifty specimens of animal and bird life that are to he cured and preserved here. They Include One rhinoceros, six lions, two giraffes, twanly tmaller klnda of game and A variety of birds. CITY WINS FRANCHISE CASE Supreme Court Dismisses Suit II roe gat by Des Moines Street Bell way Company. DES MOINES, la.. May 17. Word Waa received tnat the supreme court of the United Ststts tojay dlsmltsed the action brought by the Des Moines City Railway company against the City of lea Moines to restrain the latter from tearing up Ita Hacks under the apprehension that the time limit of the franchise grunted had ex pired. The street railway franchise has been In the courts for the lust six years in one form or another, and there la now pending in the state courta quo warrants proceedings. To bjock the progress of this action a suit was brought In tha federal court and It waa tn this case thut the Su preme court has Just rendered Its Opinion. The dismissal of this action paves the way to further progress In determining tha validity of the perpueual franchise claimed by the street car company.