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PAGEJ 1 TO 10.
VOL. XXXIX-NO. 117.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1909 TWENTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
DIG HER DEEP
to Secure Money
Garnet, Kan., Pedagogue Writes Let
terto Millionaire Trying to Force
Loan of Thousand Dollars.
IN GREEK NAVY
Rebels, Led by Officer Tibaldos, Three
Hundred in Number, Seize
Island of Salamis.
This is Slogan of Waterways Confer
ence Which Opens in New
Jealousy Crops Out in Trial of Five
Men Charged with Robbing
OFFICERS DIFFER AMONG SELVES
PRESIDENT'S PARTY DELAYED
BATTLE LASTS TWENTY MINUTES
Titur of His Arrival In Crescent City
TAFT JOKES ABOUT HIS TRIP
Pokes Little Fun at Congressmen and
( WHEN IS JUNKET A JUNKET t
Oleander Btlll Bealad Tint, Du to
tfaoked Boilers front Work of
Inexperienced Flrem a
Crowd at Hatches.
: NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 29. 'Dig her deep
through Dixie." This la the slogan which
greets the eye at every turn today, the
day before the opening of the big water
way convention at which President Taft,
a core of senators, hundreds of congress-
V men, thirty-three governors and 1.000 dele-
7 gates will be present.
Delegates are pouring In on every train
and the streets an taking on a carnival
appearance. . .
NATCHEZ. Miss.. Oct. ' Not since the
"fay the battleship Mississippi visited
Thatches and won the river speed record
from this city to New Orleans has there
"been another such crowd on the bluff as
greeted President Taft on his arrival this
mdLng on board the lighthouse tender
OleCTiVlW at :M a. m.
The president was nearly three hours
4 behind time, due to the fact that the
Oleander got into difficulties last night
and could not make its usual speed. One
of the regular firemen had to be put
ashore at Memphis on account of Illness
. and a green hand at the firoa succeeded in
choking them. Another reason waa that
the boats arriving at Vlcksburg after the
Oleander last night Crowded into the har
bor canal and blocked the - exit of the
Just what time the Oleander will reach
New Orleans tomorrow Is -not known. It
.:-will make but one more atop on the way,
at Baton Rouge tonight, but as the boilers
'are working badly, It will -not be able to
. maintain its average speed. The Idea of
"waiting outside of New Orleans. for the
straggling membera of the fleet has been
abandoned and the Oleander will enter
the city Just as soon as it can gat there.
. What la a Jaakett '
i In his speeon at Vlcksburg late lasc night.
president Taft had a little fun with the
tcouKicisrren on' the river trip and on
buurj whose steamer It is said nine poker
tables wrro provided. Addressing the pre
" Hiding officer at the Elks' club, the presi
' "You have Intimated that somebody
thought it was junket. Well, that depends
on what you mean by a Junket. It It la
to be defined as the man defined his pleas
ure when he did not take his wife with
him. It is a .Junket. If It means a Journey
full of pleasure and with no work and no
effort In It, then I deny that it la a Junket.
"If you had seen ' the effort made at
i oratory on board the congressional steamer
a it came down the rlvtr, you would under,
stand they were still practlolng their pro
, feeslon. If you had attended the meeting
of the governors, heard tne:r Investigation
Into what Is meant by the phrase that rolls
off our tongue with so much ease, the con
servation of our natural resources, you
could understand that t:te governors were
pursuing their constitutional duty on board
that vessel that comes with due slowness
down the river.
, Cause of Sleealessaesa.
' "If you had token passage In those nar
row bunks, which can be compared only
to that permanent resting place towards
which we are moving with so much-reluctance,
you would understand that no
orhfwould have sought that means of paes
' inf the night unless it waa In the earnest
' discharge of duty.
"You could understand, air, the motive
that prompted a number of the congres
sional party to that study of human na
ture In which we .learn ao much of the
lineaments of the human countenance, and
how they may be framed to deceive the
pictures that are presented to the eyes. .
Therefore, I deny that thla Is a Junket
J never la a Junket, where the winners
have gone home and the losers are getting
"I would not have you think, those of
you, whose experience fits you to really
Interpret the meaning of my remarks, that
our eyea, In going down the river have not
been properly directed to the waterway
before ua, under ua and back of ua, and
- to the shore on each aide, in the atudy of
the yery difficult question that presents
' It Bert as to the Improvment of this river."
in Cafe Window
Mayor Tom Johnson of Cleveland En
tering at Time and Lively Sen
CLEVELAND, Oct. 29. A rumor that an
attempt bad been made to assassinate
Mayor Tom L. Johnson in a down town
cafe at noon today, created a genaatlon for
a time. The report waa based upon the
fact that Joseph F. Olanyek, aa Auatralu,
U yeara old, shot through a window of
. tta cafe, from the aide walk, after he
had been refused a drink Inside.
It happened that Mayor Johnson and a
companion ware entering the cafe at the
moment, but the mayor was not In danger.
: Olanyek had been drinking.
;new record for cotton
; Kxelteaset Id Market Coatlaaes aad
High Mark for Beaeoa la get
4 at New York.
t NEW YORK, Oct 29.-Exclteinent on the
cotton market continued today and an ad-
vance 'of from 20 to 23 points from the
eloslng prices of yesterday carried January
f to 1171c, a new high record for the aea-
y wo, iwiwr utuiiius Bum h yeeieraey a
figures. The reports that Jamea A. Pit-
tea of Uoego waa eel ling hla long oottoo
2 war dealed oa the exchange today.
KANSAS CITY. Oct 29.-Thaddeus Wtl
aon, the school teacher of Oarnet, Kan.,
arrested last night for sending a threaten
ing letter to R. A. Long, a millionaire
lumber dealer, still maintained hla Inno
cence today. While admitting he had pre
viously written Mr. Long requesting a
loan of $1,000. Wilson asserted that he
waa acting for O. B. Vandeller, a re
cently found friend, when he called at the
poatofflce yesterday and received the police
decoy package Instead of the money.
It has not been decided what charge will
be placed against Wilson. Wilson this
afternoon admitted having written a letter
to Lawrence Jones, head of a large dry
goods store here, a month ago, demanding
11,000. Wilson aaid he wanted the money to
aave the credit of hla father. Rev. W. E.
Wilson of Earlton, Kan.
The Jonea Incident waa not disclosed
until today, Jonea having withheld the
matter from the police.
CHANUTE, Kan., Oct. 29. Rer. W. E.
Wilson, father of T. 8. Wilson, under ar
rest at Kansas City, Is pastor of the United
Brethren church at Earlton, near here.
Rev. Wilson today said he was not sur
prised to -hear of hla son's actions. The
young man had, he said, acted strangely
since last July. He left for Kansas City
this afternoon to aid his son.
for Relief of
First Time Since His Retirement that
Former Leader Comes Curing'
NEW YORK. Oct 29. For the first time
since his retirement from the Tammany
leadership several yeara ago, Richard
Croker la In New York city during the
heat of a mayoralty campaign. Mr. Croker
la here from Europe, he insists, solely .for
the purpose of visiting socially with his
eld friends and spending the winter In the
south. He crossed in the steamer Maure-
Free enough with talk on any other topic,
he waa dumb on the subject of local
polities, except to declare with more than
his uaual emphasis that he waa out of
that field for all time.
"I . am. out of politics absolutely," Mr.
Croker declared, when the perennial ques
tion ' waa asked him. "I know, it Is no
use .to expect the press to let up on the
question and I must continue to deny any
participation in public affaire. If I did
not reply they would think I had something
on my mind."
Barge Run Down
by the owhatan
Passenger Steamer Strikes Boat and
Engineer is Swept Into
VINEYARD HAVEN. Mass., Oct 29.
The steamer Powhatan of the 'Merchanta
and Miners line, carrying twenty-five pas
sengers and a full cargo of freight from
Huston for Norfolk, was in collision ' late
last night Just off the Shovelful light
ship, with the Shenandoah, one of a tow
of three barges In charge of the tug Inter
The barge was sunk and her engineer
drowned. Three other members of the
boat'a crew were picked up by the Pow
hatan. The latter craft reached here early
tcy. Her bow plates were bent, but she
waa not leaking.
AH of the passengers on the Powhatan
were awakened by the shock. Many of
them ran on deck, clad only in their night
clothing. It waa a few minutes before It
was aacertalned that the Powhatan had not
suffered materially, and meanwhile the
steamer's officers succeeded in calming
, The night waa clear, with a bright moon.
and but for a atrong northweat wind.
Which swung the Shenandoah suddenly
dead ahead of the Powhatan, the collision
would not have occurred.
The big search light of the Powhatan re
vealed the engineer In the little boat of the
barge, but before the steamer crew could
reach him, a big wave threw the boat over
and the man disappeared. The bargee and
the tug International are owned by the
Pennsylvania and Reading Coal company.
Artesian wella aa aourcea of water tor
drinking and commercial purposea are fast
winning popularity with Omaha's drinking
and business public. Included In the plans
under consideration for the sixteen story
skyscraper now In course of erection at
Sixteenth and Harney streets by the City
National bank la a project to alnk a well
aa a private water aupply to the structure.
Directors of the bsnk are making a thor
ough Investigation of artesian walls now
in use in the city. The deep well at the
Young Men'a Christian association build
ing, which haa proven ao eminently suc
cessful, seems to stand . aa a pattern for
the bank officials, owing to Its proximity
to the bank property. It la thought water
would be struck in the same fissure by a
bore 'at Sixteenth and Harney atreets as
that struck by the Young Men's Christian
"Wi arc looking Into the economic aide of
the matter," said a director of the bank
"There Is no question as to the many ad
vantages offered by a flowing well of pure
artesian water. In aa Immense building,
where there are hundreds of tenant and
millions of gallons of water consumed
weekly for drinking and heating purposea.
good water la essential. Even the effect
of different watera on boilers roust be
taken Into consideration. We are looking
lot the pro position with the Intention of
Government Troops Succeed in Recap-
. turing- Arsenal.
TORPEDO BOATS TO SURRENDER
Eight Ships Which Joined in Re
Will Give Up.
ORIGIN OF THE TROUBLE
Lltateaaat Tibaldoe, Who Lead
Matlay, Demanded that Ho Be
Appointed Mtalster of
ATHENS, Oct 29. Fighting between
the field batteries of the government and
the torpedo vessels in the possession of
Lieutenant Tibaldos, the leader of the re
volt, occurred this afternoon. Shots were
exchanged for twenty minutes, after
which negotiations were opened.
It Is officially announced that the gov
ernment has captured the arsenal, while
the torpedoboats are expected to surren
der at any moment
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 29. An actual re
volt In the navy has taken place, and the
situation is acute. The band of naval of
ficers which on Wednesday quitted the
capital and withdrew ' to the Island of
Salamis today seised the arsenal there and
are now entrenched. They met no opposi
tion. The rebels are led by Officer Tibaldos,
and are reported to number 900 men. The
government has proclaimed Tibaldos a
traitor and ordered his arrest.
The Oreek fleet Is anchored at Keratam,
on the further side of the Island of Sala
mis and has not yet had time to declare
which side It will take. Many of the Junior
naval officers In Athens dlavow the revolt
Great excitement prevails In this city and
the ministry of marina la guarded by
Lieutenant Tibaldos, who heads the re
volt Is commander of a flotilla of torpedo
boats and submarines. It appears he de
mands that he be appointed minister of
marine and threatens If this is not con
ceded that he will overthrow the govern
ment and establish a dlstatorahlp. If Ti
baldos succeeds in winning over the fleet
as It Is rumored he will ,lt la feared he
will bo In a position to carry out his
Meanwhile an element in the military
league which Is opposed to the revolt has
Issued a proclamation denouncing Tibaldos
aa a traitor who broke hi oath to the
This afternoon a regiment of Infantry
and a battery of field guns were sent to
Skaramanga, on the coat a few miles
west of Athena and opposite Leros, the
point on the Island of Salamla where
Tibaldos' men are entrenched-
It is now Bald that Tibaldos has gained
the support of the entire torpedo flotilla
of eight ships and threatena to employ
these in sinking the rest of the fleet. As
Tibaldos holds th arsenal and ammunition
depots, the vessels In the possession of the
governmen are without ammunition and
have not been mobilized.
It Is feared that the ships thus far loyal
may Join the revolt particularly since the
military league la now hostile to the revolt
In the navy.
U. P. STILL MAKING MONEY
Gross Earnings of Road for Septem.
ber Over Jilalf Million Better
Taaa Year Ago.
NEW YORK Oct. 29. -The gross earnings
of the Union Pacific system for the month
of September were 18,100,571. an Increase of
1685,778 over the corresponding month last
year. Revenue over operating expenses
and taxes for September of this year was
K 286, 777, an increase of $286,264.
The gross earnings for the Southern
ciflo company were 111,861,901, an Increase
Of 11.051.809 over the corresponding month
of 1MB. Revenue over operating expenses
and taxea for the company was, for Sep
tember, $4,626,726, an Increaae of (684.601.
Bootlegger is Extradited.
ARKANSAS CITY, Kat... Oct. 29.-Th
longstanding tradition that a man coull
not be extradited on a charge minor to fel
ony waa shattered today when Jamea Pink
erton waa returned here from Oklahoma on
the charge of bootlegging. Plnkerton -fused
to return to Kansaa for trial. The
authorities then obtained from Qverncr
Stubba requisition papers, which Governor
Haskell of Oklahoma recognised.
boring for water If the plan seems feasi
ble." The Burlington railroad la also Investigat
ing artesian water supplies In Omaha. Not
only la the railway planning to dri I for
water In thla city, but Is also considering
similar plana in various cities of the coun
try Into which Its lines run.
The Young Men's Christian association
well ia regarded aa one of the best in the
city. It has been In operation about two
and one-half years and supplies all the
water used In the association building. In
cluding drinking fountains, baths, the
swimming pool and the boiler room. It haa
been pronounced peerless' drinking water
of healthful properties and Is absolutely
free from bacteria, determined by repeated
The association well Is nearly 1,200 feet in
depth and flows freely to within thirty-five
feet from the surface. The bore passes
through strata impervious to seepage, con
aequently no surface water can Intermingle
with the water from the depths It coat
In tha neighborhood of 16.009 to sink the
One of the best wells In the city Is that
owned by the Harding Creamery com
pany. Thla well la free flowing and I
continual atream of water Issues from the
bore. The American Smelling and Refining
company has two wells in operation. The
Rome hotel has 1U own private water sup
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
SEVERE SHOCKS ON COAST
Northern California Visited by Disturbance-
of Earth's Cjnsi.
IITTLE PROPERTY LOSS RESULTS
Baa Fraaelaco Does Not reel Trvmora
la the Slightest Degree, bat
They Are Heavy In the Re
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Oct 29.-The
earthquake shock felt In northern Cali
fornia and southern Oregon last night is
reported from a number of places to have
been more severe than any experienced in
several years previously. The vibrations
continued from ten to twenty-five aeconda,
according to observers In different towns.
Windows were shattered, chimneys pros
trated, dishes broken and small pieces of
furniture moved, but so far aa known the
financial damage was nominal.
Humboldt county appears to have be-in
the center of slesmlc disturbances, but
telegraph and telephone communication Is
Interrupted and only meager reports have
been received. It does not appear, how
ever, that the shock was of great violence.
Among the cities and towns where the
quake was felt are Redding. Red Bluff
Chlco, McCloud, Weavervllle, Dunsmuire
and Crescent City In California, and
Grant's Pass and Marshfleld, Oregon. Il
was not felt In San Francisco, nor was it
recorded at the local weather bureau.
Mlaere Are Frightened.
REDDING. Cal.. Oct. ' 2.-Reports re
ceived today regarding last night's earth
quake ahow that it waa aevere through
out Shasta county and northward throu? i
Siskiyou mountain region, but only trivial
property damage resulted.
The men in the Bully Hill mine at Dela-
mar were ao frightened by the rumbling
and shaking of the earth that they started
to come to the surface.
WEAVERVILLE. Cal.. Oct .-The most
severe earthquake ever known in Trinity
cunty waa felt at 10:46 o'clock last night
The vibrations were from north to south
ar,e" continued thirty seconds or more as
a constant shiver. At the same time rum
blings In the earth were heard. Only nomi
nal damage was done.
Slight Tremors la Eaet.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.-What the scien
tists at the weather bureau call "pulsatory
oscillations" of the earth were shown on
the seismograph after an excellent record
this morning. Prof. Charles Marvin, who
la in charge of the instrument division.
says that these oscillations are little vibra
tions of the ground that frequently exist
for hours, a condition, however, not due
to earthquake conditions. '
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 29. Father Oden
bach, of St Ignatius college, announoed
today that during the night aevere earth
quivers were recorded by each of the three
seismographs at the college. He said the
tremor began at 1:01 and continued until
1:14, with the severest shock being recorded
during the five minutes between I OS and
1:10. The dlatance from here waa esti
mated at 1,000 and 1,000 miles, and the
movsment waa north 'and south.
FREIGHT STRIKES PASSENGER
Thirty. Five Imsslgraato Iajared la
Trala Wreck Waea Alrbrakea
Kail to Work.
FORT WAYNE, Oct. 29-In a collision
between a west-bound Immigrant train and
an east-bound freight train at Tocsin, on
the Chlcsgo dc Erie railroad thla morning,
thirty-five Immigrants men, women and
children were injured, soma of them per
The fireman of ' the freight locomotive
waa badly hurt The air brake of the
freight train failed to wocfe.
X V Ur.
More Earth 'Tremblings.
; Back to Prison
: v After Parole
Judge Fonrner Holds Iowa Pardon
Board Has No Jurisdiction
in Ware Case.
CORYDON, la.. Oct 29. Judge Horaoe
Towner- In an ' Important decision today
annulled the parole recently given Leroy
Ware, cashier of the defunct Farmers' A
Drovers' bank at Seymour, and ordered
him recommitted to the state penitentiary
at Fort Madison, to serve out a five-year
sentence imposed three years ago for mak
ing false entries. Ware was held responlble
for the failure of the Seymour bank for
$276,000. Recently the state board of parole
set Ware at liberty. 'Judge Towner holda
that the board haa no Jurisdiction in casea
where the crime waa committed prior to
lta creation, aa In this case, thus laying
down an important rule aa to the powera
of the board.
Norman Mack Looks About for Presi
dential Timber, Discarding
W. J. Bryan.
; WASHINGTON, Oct 29. "I do not be
lieve Bryan will be the next democratic
candidate for the presidency," aald Norman
E. Mack, chairman of the democratic
national committee. Asked who he thought
the next democratic candidate would be,
Mr. Mack declared that due to hla posi
tion, he could not play favorites. "Haven't
you published the fact that Judson Har
mon, governor of Ohio would be your
choice for the next president?"
"No; his speech, made in Dallas, and
picture were published, Just aa have been
thoae of other prominent democrats. There
Is no doubt, however, that Governor Har
mon is growing In strength throughout the
country. He is an able man and aa the
democratic leader whd won In a republican
state ha la gaining more and more popu
larity. But there Is Marshall, governor of
Indiana, who turned the same trick on
the republicans in his state that Harmon
did in Ohio. Ho, too, is coming ahead fast
aa a national figure."
HIGHER PAY FOR LABORERS
Plttsbarg Jt Lake Erie Railroad Will
Give More . Moaey to lta
PITTSBURG. Oct. 29 Offlclala of the
Pittsburg Jc Lake Erie railroad, have .Is
sued circulars to their three thousand
laborers, announcing that when they draw
their pay November 1 for October work
they will receive pay on a basla of 1166
a day lnatead of $1.50.
New Orleans Connoisseurs
Now Quaff Taft Cocktails
NEW ORLEANS, Oot. 29 Half of New
Orleans Is drinking the Taft cocktail and
the other half la waiting for whtte-aproned
partlea to mix them.
In New Orleans It haa been the custom
for ages to Improvise a new drink and
name It after distinguished cltlxens or visi
tors. Thus In New Orleans was born the
Baxarao, the Rooflnao, the Sara Bernhardt
and the Ramos fus. But the Taft oocktau.
FIRE COVERS TRIPP COUNTY
Prairie Ablate and Town of Lamro in
HOMESTEADERS . SUITES . MUCH
Claim Holders Loao Heavily In Hay
aad Buildings aad Several Have
Narrow Escapes Wklle
. Fighting; Flames.
DALLAS, S. D., Oct. 29. A terrific fire
is raging in Tripp county. It started In
the southern part of the county and was
swept along by a high south wind.
The entire population of Lamro is out
fighting the flamea. The town Is entirely
surrounded to within a block of Its limits,
but is considered safe.
Mr. and Mrs. McOrlevte were brought
into Dallas for medical treatment terribly
burned. Many claim holdera homes were
entirely destroyed. Heroic efforts of the
people In the vicinity of McNeeley stopped
the east end of the fire line two miles
The danger sone extended three miles
east to west Much loss to buildings and
lay cropa la reported.
Fires In Northern Counties.
PIERRE, S. D., Oct. 29. (Special.)
The prairie fire season la on and several
sections of the state have already suffered,
tome from carelessness and others from
accident. East of the river a large terri
tory in Walworth and Edmunds counties
suffered a few days ago, and west of the
river fires have lately been reported from
Lyman county and' in Sianlny and farther
north up Into Meade and Perkins. It re
quires the utmost care to prevent firox
at thla season, and one started with a
strong wind blowing has In It the ele
ments of a great deal of damage, as feed
supplies destroyed now mean that It will
be hard to replace them, and If replaced
only at a heavy expense to the owners
who have lost their property.
Public Not Party
to the Astor Suit
Testimony Concluded and Papers Will
Be Sealed Even After Court
Enters Its Decision.
NEW YORK. Oct. 29. Testimony In the
reported suit which Mrs. John Jacob Astor
has brought against her husband, Colonel
Astor, Is practically concluded, and It was
stated today that the papers in the case
would be submitted by Referee Charles II.
Young to Justice Mills of the supreme
court In Dutchess county and filed with
the clerk of the court In Poughkeepsle.
It Is said that after Justice Mills has
approved the papers they will be sealed
and their contents kept from the public.
Counsel In the case will neither deny nor
affirm the report that the ault is not ons
of separation, but of absolute divorce.
Its proud Inventor claims. Is superior to
them all in flavor, boquet and soothing ef
fects. And he ought to know, for he Is the
originator of the flxs.
The Taft cocktail la built after the man
ner of the Creole cocktail, but it has some
trimmings. A mixture of lime and lemon
Juice la prepared, the rim of the glass,
after being iced, is dipped In this mix
ture and frosted in confectioner's sugar.
Captain Turnquist and Policeman
Mawhinney Not in Accord.
EVIDENCE AGAINST MATTHEWS
Miss Hayes, Principal of School, Jars
Attorneys for Defense.
TELLS OF SEEING FIFTH BANDIT
Hans; Aronnd School Itefore Robbery
Occurred and Waa Seen with Others
Whom School Teacher Posi
A drama within a drarna Is being enaotec
in the federal court room, where the five
men charged with the Overland Limited
train robbery are on trial.
The inner play la the effort of certain '
members of tho South Omaha police force
to minimize the part taken by tho Brown
Park schoolboys In the discovery of the
bandits. Those who think they ran see
such activity on the part of the police at
tribute It to the sordid motive of desire
for ' the money prizes hung up for the
capture and conviction of the bandits.
Nor Is this all. Members of the police
force are at odds among themselves, too,
and Jealousy toward one another has
On the surface yosterday was a day of
activity with respect to Hill Matthews and
even that atolcal person was visibly per
turbed when Miss Elizabeth Hayes, prin
cipal of the Brown Park school, identified
mm as naving neen seen twice cy ner in
the Immediate neighborhood of the Vchool
building a day or two prior to the Over
land Limited mall robbery.
Matthews Much In ' Evidence.
Miss Mayes saw him once with Torgen-
son near the school house, and they were
apparently scanning It closely. She again
w Matthews come up to the school house
alone and again he seamed to have a
peculiar Interest In the building. Miss
Hayes watched him closely on both the
occasions of his visit, from the window of
the building and is positive of his identity.
This evidence so closely linking Matthews
with the robbery was a surprise to the at
torneys' for the defense, and Matthews was
himself deeply and visibly interested In
her recital. It was the first time during
the trial that he haa seemd to take more
than a parsing interest In the proceedings.
Fully aa Important as waa her Identifi
cation of aMtthews was the further testi
mony of Miss Hayes that during the four
or five days preceding the robbery at Mud
Cut May 22, ahe had seen Woods, Torgn
on, Orlgware and Shelton prowling about
the Brown Park school building six or
ten times. She has seen them bo fre
quently thtre that she had no hesitancy In
Identifying themimmedlatcly after their ar
rest, and also in the court room.
Miss Hayes Murked Revolvers.
Her testimony was straightforward and
direct, and all of the men under arrest
watched her with the keenest Interest dur
ing the hour and a half she was on the
She told further of the several articles
recovered by the school children In the hol
low near the school, and how gho markM
ana closely examined all of them and took
the numbers of the two revolvers that had
been turnedx over to her, Including the
overalls, flash light, hnts, ' handkerchiefs
and cartridges, and which sho subsequently
turned oyer to Probation Officer McCauley
by whom' they wero turned over to the
South Omaha police officers.
She told an Interesting story of finding
the cinder footprints In the school build
ing leading from the basement, which re
sulted in the discovery of the seven mall
Backs in the attic of the school and also
of the discovery of the three rain coats,
pair of overalls anil a ploce of rope in the
attic, by herself end Janitor Vavia. Miss
Hayes had taken tho precaution to mark
all of these articles and identified them
by the tie marks. When one of the rain
coats was held up for Miss Hayes to ex
amine more closely. Woods turned and
whispered to aMtthews.
Miss Hayes was subjected to a rigid cross
examination by both Mr. Macfarland and
Mr. Fleharty, attorneys for the defendants,
but her testimony was not shaken in the
( Sooth Omaha Pollea Jealoaa.
There have been some Indications that
the officers who made the arrest of Woods,
Torgeuon and Grlgware are trying to mini
mize the part that the school boys took
In the discovery of the men prowling about
the school building and adjacent hollow the
night of May 27.
One of the Jurors asked permission of
the court to ask a question of Captain
Turnqucst, who testified In the forenoon
that he had arrested Woods about 11
i o'clock or a little after and Intimated that
no one was around when he made the
arrest. The Juror asked Captain Turn
quist: 'Why did you go down there Is no
body was there?" e
Turnquest replied: "Because I got a
call that a policeman was wanted In that
Probation Oflcer E. S. McCauley testl
fled briefly as to receiving the recovered
loot of the aliened bandits from Miss
Hays. Officer David W. Mawhinney of
the South Omaha police force told of his
participation In the arrest of the thre men
and Insisted that It was he alone who
arrested Woods, before he aaw Turnquist.
He also testified that there were several
boys about there when Woods was arrested.
Later he took Woods up to the South
Omaha Jail where he turned him over to
the Jailor, as he had been directed to do
by Captain Turnqulxt.
Detective Eck Klsfelder of South Omaha
told of the an est of Torgenson and Grlg
ware. Ho made the arrest according to
his statement a'uout the time that Cap
tain Turnquiat came up out of the hollow,
both making the arrest of the two men
practically together. Mawhinney had had
intunwhllo gone up to the Jail with Woods.
Did !ot ere TnrnuaUt.
The remainder of his evidence leUted to
the searching of the accused men at tha
South Omaha Jail. I'niier cross cxamlna
tlon he said: "1 did not see Turnquist
until after I had (iordun (Urigwure) and
Torgcnsuii under arrest."
The men were nut handcuffed while be
ing taken to Jail. He told l'ui ther of coin
ing up to Omaha that night la charge
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