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The Omaha 'Daily Bee
THE OMAIIA DEE
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p ' to the hornet of poor and
. VOI XXXIX-NO. l.3.
OMAHA, THURSDAY 'MORNING NOVEMBER 18, 1909 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TO YIELD DEAD
Bodiei of Victimi of Saturday'!
Disaster at Cherry, 111., Still
Looked For in
National Association of State Railway
Commissioners Adopts Code
for All Shipments.
Direct Accusations Are Heaped Upon
Shoulders of Alleged Operator
in the Mabray Ganj.
Mrs. Stewart is Released on Bond,
but Warriner is Still in
INTERIOR IS STILL BURNING
FORTY-EIGHT HOURS FREE TIME
it t fM.vr'v'aV,'.iHf
Five Hours' Conference of Experts
Decides Against Breaking Seal.
STATE TROOPS ARE ON GUARD
Fear that Attempt May Be Made '
Wreck Slecuin? Cars. t
Ilrlllak Miner Maters Speech
C rowd, Telling Thrm Mrn Below
Were M ordered by IJiina
' Una; of Giprrti.
C1KRKT, III., Nov! 17 After rlalming
them for four days the Ht. Paul coal mine,
In which are still entombed the bodies of
a0 or more miners, as a result of last
Saturday's disaster, today refused to yield
up Its dead.
tTtter failure to devlso any satisfactory
method of recovering the bodies attended
the work of rescuers.
Tonight the Interior of the mine was
burning almost as fiercely as ever, the lift
ing of the seal over the mouth of the
hoisting shaft Indicating by frequent puffs
of smoke, the presence of the flames.
While the two companies of state troops
sent here to prevent possible disorder re
mained all day Idle In their cars, except
for guard duty about the mine and sleep
ing cars at night, an Important conference
was held. At this conference, which lasted
five hours, there were present federal, state
and local mining experts. The meeting
was called In response to a feeling that
efforts should be 'made to penetrate the
mine and bring up the bodies at all haz
ards. But at its conclusion It was decided
that no Immediate descent could be made
Into the gas and heat-filled caverns with
out risk of killing the rescuers.
"We met nothing but obstacles In our
efforts," declared State Mine Inspector
Thomas Hudson. "The situation Is most
Rxperts at Conference.
The conference was attended by Presi
dent Earllng of the railroad; Oeorge S.
Rice of rittsburg, of the United States geo
logical survey; J. W. Paul, In charge of
the government rescue work; Illinois State
Mine Inspectors W. W. Little and Thomas
W. Little, . Indiana Mine Inspector James
Apperson; Ohio Inspector Oeorge Harrison;
Apperson, Ohio Inspector George Harrison,
of the State Mine Inspecting Commission
Various schemes were proposed. Among
them was one to open up an air shaft,
distant from the hoisting shaft, which
hitherto has been Worked, and by means
of a glrrantie, fan. rohea A false air cur-j
rent which would carry the gas and heat
way from the shaft down which It was
intended to send the rescuer.
Some of thoee who opposed this declared
the entire project for reeoue would have
to be Indefinitely postponed. They as
serted that the Internal fires were Intense,
that It would be useless to risk more lives
and that In fact 'the mine would have to
be sealed up for weeks and perhaps for
months before the mine could be cooled
off. Scores of women continued to linger
about the ground, So great has been the
anguish and mental strain during the last
four days It Is feared many women are on
the verge of Insanity. One woman, who
dioiared she had had dreams and vi.ns
of her husband and brother still living In
the mine, shrieked plteously, Implored them
to c. m the shaft and then fell In a sense
less heap In the sand.
Temperature of Mine Takes.
f Determined to show the people that
fcverythlng possible was being done the
authorities threw open the mine company's
grounds and allowed crowds to gather near
the ahaft. Details of what was being done
were publicly announced. As Mining Engl-
fieer Rice lowered a thermometer through
j ' 1" the lid of the shaft to test the
degree of heat another stepped forward
and announced through a megaphone, "Ona
hundred and fourteen degrees near the
Mr. Rice rapidly lowered the thermome
ter the full 300 feet depth of the shaft and
a few moments later the voice rang out
y through the megophone, "107 degrees at the
"Why," cried a chorus of voices, "that's
good. thy can do down in that. We can
land Hi degrees In the sun. aurely they'll
go down In that."
Men and women gaxed on intently with
hopeful looks, some of them cherishing faint
hopes that if a descent was made at once
their burled comrades might still by some
chanre of fortune be found alive. But this
burst of confidence was soon destroyed.
Ilooe A as In Deferred.
It was explained that owing to the gae
In the mine, oxygen helmets would have to
be worn by the rescuers and that a much
lower degree of temperature than that In
ordinary conditions was necessary for those
who wore helmets. Moreover. It was said
if the seal was opened the fresh air rush
ing in would fan the fire and before the
rescuers would be alte.to get down the
flames might be leaping high.
Disappointment was evident in every
"If Hie fires continue., will the bodies
ever be recovered?" was asked ou all sides,
when It became knowa that a plan to seal
up the mine for weuks or months had been
( talked of. '
'if, "We have gone over every detail of the
ituatlon," said Commissioner Traer of the
. Investigating board. "We have pondered
over the map of the mine we have heard
the opinion and advice of every one who
Is familiar wtth the mine. Our only thought
Is to get out tie bodies If it is within hu
man power. That's all we can look for
Troops Uuara Meeplaa; tare.
The order for the troops to guard the
string of sleepers and the private car of
President Earllng was given by Sheriff
Skt-glung after repeated rumors that plot
ters would blow up the train had served
to frighten many of the occupants of the
Later In the fsy It became known thut
another ce.mt.any of militia Is bring held
In teserve at Monmouth for any emerg
ency. "I want to assure all who have any fr
for tbeir safety that they will be pro-
ICVntluued on Second Fage
CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. 17.-Charles L.
Warriner, deponed treasurer of the Big
Four railroad, accused of embexillng $643,-
1000, continued a prisoner In the Himllton
I county Jail this morning, efforti of hi
I attorneys to obtain ball for him In the
' sum of $20,000 having no far failed.
Mrs. Jeanne Stewart-Ford, whose arrest
a charae of havlns received II 0 of the
of the alleged stealings of Warriner,
ner "berty this morning, after
' Pnt the night In a' cell In tha
1 department of flie Jail.
4,, ewart-Ford's bond Wii signed to
i? security bonding company and
m once io ner aparimemii ai
nd Hace streets.
r .Tresis are In prospect In con-
nec -.u the Warriner case is generally
belio but Prosecutor Hunt, who Is
handling the case, refuses to discuss the
probabilities along that line.
Warriner late yesterday entered a for
mal plea of not guilty to the two counts
of embeislement and grand larceny In the
Civil Rights Not
Involved in Gift
of Cup of Cotfcc
Iowa Supreme Court Decides Agrainst
Colored Woman Who Protested m
(From a Stalf Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Nov. 17.-(Speclal Tele
gramsThe Iowa supreme court today up
held the decision of a local court refusing
to apply the civil rights law of the state
to a case wherein a colored woman was
refused a free cup of coffe at a pure food
show two years ago. The court held that
this was a private transaction and In no
sense a public show or entertainment, and
that at most, the humiliation was social
in Its character. Two of the Judges filed
a dissenting opinion taking the opposite
view of the matter and Insisting the law
should be construed broadly.'
The National Grange In session today
passed on the controversy over the pro
posed repeal of the oleomargarine tax law.
The legislative committee was Instructed
to fight any attempt to repeal the 10
cents tax on oleo and to Insist on having
this tax retained without change. The at
titude of the grange Is almost unanimous.
It la expected the state dairy association
In session thts week In Cedar Rapids will
take similar action.
G o u r t Lc it lie n t : -with
Boy Bandit May Be Returned to
' Jacksonville to Juvenile
LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 17. Willlo
McKay, the 15-year-old Jacksonville, Fla.,
bandit, was arraigned before Judge Means
of the Juvenile court here. today, chargnl
with robbing the Eudora State bank In
crnpany with Bullock.
Young McKay repeated to the court the
corfesslon he made following his arroct,
to which he- added the declaration that
Bullock had threatened to kill him If he
"I would rather have been killed myself
than to have killed someone else," said
the youthful prisoner.
Fred Starr, the bank cashier whom 'Bul
lock rhot In the Jaw, appealed to the
court for leniency for McKay, who, htarr
said, was too scared to have shot when he
(Starr) entered the bank, and he added.
It was his opinion thit Bullock had not
really Intended to shoot him.
Judge Means finally continued the In
vestigation Indefinitely, until he oould hear
whether or not Jacksonville has a Juvenile
court. If the Florida city has such an
Institution the court Intimated that he
would turn McKay over to It.
In the meantime McKay was returned
to the local Jail, where he became a trusty.
CHARLES M. RIGG
DROPS DEAD IN WEST
Beatrice Mas, Well Known In State
and Former Politician, Dies
BEATRICE, Neb., Nov. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) Word was received here today that
Charles Rigg, a former Beatrice resident,
had dropped dead at Julesburg, Colo. Mr.
Rl-g served as postmaster In this city dur
ing Harrison's administration and for years
took an active part In politics in Gage
ccunty. He was employed as traveling
auditor for the Beatrice Creamery com
pany at the time of his death and lived in
Lincoln. He was about 56 years of age and
leaves two children,1 a ton and daughter.
The body will be Interred here.
Beer Kegs and
The former peddler was discoursing fa
miliarly with a bunch of his cronies In a
certain office In the court house. He is
fairly well fixed In this world's goods now,
'but there was a time when things were
breaking pretty rocky," he admits.
"My partner and myself pulled oft one
trick la this town I have been sorry for
ever since. We needed money, but the
spirit of devilment lusptred us even more.
I believe; and I never meet a man who Is
cow a oily official without thinking what
a long chance we took.
'It wasj a good many years ago, about
this season of the year. The weather was
pretty stiff, and along toward evening we
found ourselves with half a bushel of
apples In the wagon that we apparently
couldn't get rid of. We went to a saloon
and bought a can of beer la order to get
two annus for a nickel. We drank It In
the back yard of the place. While there we
New England Officials Contend for
SHIPPERS GIVE THEIR VIEWS
Traffic Bureau of St. Louis Suggests
Certain Changes in Law.
WANT RIGHT OF ROUTING
Commission Should Alao Be Given
Power to Temporarily En Jo-iu
Proponed Inereaaea la
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Despite opposi
tion to the forty-eight-hour free time rule
the National Association of Railway Com
missioners In convention here today adopted
o uniform code of demurrage rules to be
app'lcable alike to state and interstate
transportation. This code waa Incorpor
ated In a report of a committee headed by
Commissioner Lane of the Interstate Com
Instead of allowing only forty-eight hours
free time for loading or unloading cart,
with all commodities, as recommended by
the majority of the special committee,
three minority members reported In favor
of seventy-two hours on cars containing
more than 66.000 pounds.
Sien England and Florida Object.
W. P. Hall, chairman of the Massa
chusetts commission, said that the custom
In the six New England states was to allow
nlntty-slx hours free time and he asked
that the association go slow In recommend
ing forty-eight hours trly. To this Com
missioner Lane said that while Mr. Hall
had been a member of the commltto3
which drafted the report he had never at
tended a meeting.
R. H. F.urr of Florida contended the
states should be left to fix the length of
free time without Interfere! ce. v
One of the most determined advocates
of '.Imitation to forty-eight hours was C. F.
Staples of Minnesota.
"I have often wondered why our farm
ers could not get cars In which to ship
their grain," raid he. "I now have found
out that It was because you fellows In
New England and In Florida were keeping
them ninety-six hours for unloading."
In supporting a reciprocal demurrage
amendment Chairman R. R. Prentiss- of
the Virginia commission said that the big
shipper could get cars an account of . the
volume of his bualness, but it was the
little shipper that needed protection.
On the other. hand. H. D.' Loveland of
California stated that the people of , his
state were ready to repeal their reciprocal
demurrage 'law, although lt' "had" bech in
operation only eight months.
In spite of all arguments, however, the
report of the committee, Including the
code, waa adopted by a vote of 35 to 15.
Suggestions from Shippers.
The shippers' point of view of transpor
tation problems was laid before the con
vention at Its session today. This task
had been assigned to J. C. Lincoln of
the traffic bureau of the Merchants ex
change of St. Louis, who addressed the
Here are some of the amendments of
the laws and of railway rules and regu
lations, which he said were required , by
Giving to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission . the power of temporary injunc
tion ever proposed Increases in rites.
Giving to snippers the riuht of rcutlng.
Making the giving of erroneous quota
tions of rates by carriers' agents a mis
demeanor; giving the power to somebody
iu iniiu uiiumaea to snippers as a result
Kit such error.
to meet and confer as to tariffs, sales
and regulations without violating the law
of the land.
Creating uf a special court to have ex
clusive and final Jurisdiction over queb-
, tu,,. mo ji mil m Ul ill
terstau Commerce Commission exctpt In
fucn iu l.ances wnere constitutional ques
tions would necessitate an appeal to the
supreme court of the United States
SALOON MEN ARE RELEASED
Court Decldea They Cannot Be Held
Becanae Employee Sold to
DE3 MOINES. Ia., Nov. 17.-Charges of
selling whisky to Indians, preferred against
William Schandelmeler of Boone and John
S. Lav in and Samuel Day of Marshall
town, were dismissed In federal court to
day. The government declared that whisky
was sold by bartenders employed by these
saloonmen and that, therefore, the latter
cannot be held.
VESSEY TALKS ON FARM LAND
Governor of South Dakota Opens Ses
sion of National t'oagrreaa
CHICAOOf Nov. 17. At today's session
of the National Farm Land congn.-ss
Governor R. S. Veisey of South Dakota
delivered the opening address. He spoke
on "The Call of the Farm" and urged an
Improvement of .s-fndltlons in rural dis
tricts in ordsr that the better class of
people might be attracted to farm life.
for Pie Material
noticed two empty half kegs and two
empty barels such as apples are packed
In. Then it was the Idea came to hoax
"We took the four barrels and put them
In our wagon and went to a feed store and
bought a small bale of hay. In each of
the large barrels we put a keg. covered It
with hay to almost tha inn -... . ,.
- w - r u. m im
of apples In each, over the hay. Then we I
aauiea out to sell the two barrels of ao
ples. mind you. And that year apples were
selling at K a barrel. We succeeded In
getting rid of both barrels for St.U each
but the trouble that followed took all the
fun out it the trick. The men that bought
them eeon llscovered the hky and the
beer kegs, a id the polios started on a
voyage of discovery, looking for ua. We
heard of the March, and bad to go and
settle. Since then I never have sold stages,
hoops and hay for good apple.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MITCnELL DEFENDS BOYCOTT
Former Leader of Miners Makes Dra
matic Speech to Labor Convention.
MAY RENEW IOWA CHARTER
llawkeye State Federation Admits
Violating; Law and May Come
Back by Complying;
. , with It,
TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 17. Endorsing
a report of the committee on boycott, John
Mitchell, one of the three officers of th
American Federation of Labor who are
under sentence for contempt of court, made
a dramatic speech to the convention today.
He declared that as far as he was con
cerned, regardless of consequences, he In
tended while at liberty to declare for the
rights guaranteed him by the organic laws
of his country. j .. ..
The report which drew forth Mitchell's
speech, and which wa adopted by the
convent Ion, among other things, declared:
"We say that when your cause is Just
and every other remedy has been employed
without result, boycott; we say that when
the employer has determined to exploit
not only adult male labor, but our women
and children, and our reasoning and ap
peal to his fairness and hie conscience wHl
not sway him, boycott; wamy that when
)abor has been oppressed, browbeaten and
tyrannised, boycott; we say that wh.m
social and . political conditions become so
bad that ordlrary remedial measures are
fruitless, boycott, and. fir ally, we say, :vi
heve a right to boyoott and we propose
to exercise that right In the application
of. that right to boycott, to paraphrase the
president (Gompers) we propose to strive
on and on."
Mr. Mitchell's Addreaa.
The convention broke into loud cheer
ing for Mitchell as he concluded and
there were cries for "Morrison." The
secretary did not respond. President
Gompers was absent.
Mr. Mitchell said he realised that every
statement made by those on the conven
tion floor, and especially by those who on
next Monday would have to deliver them
selves to the courts. Is being closely scrut
inized. "I want the people of the United States
to know my position," he said. "I shall
not speak defiantly, but I shall- not sur
render any right guaranteed to me by
the constitution of qur country. If I
know myself, not any amount of suffering
wilf persuade me that I have not the
right to spend my money where I please
or that I have not the right to write and
speak as I please. '
"I understand that cognisance Is being
taken at Washington of the utterances of
men on the floor of thts convention and
I want clearly to state my position. I
propose In the future, as I have In the
past, to execlse the rights secured to me
by the fathera of my country, and I pro
pose, if 1 am sent to Jail, to declare again
when I come out that I shall not for my
self purchase any product of the Bucks'
fltove and Range company. I make this
declaration, not to tickle the ear of any
man, but that I may publicly declare the
conviction that Is within me.
"It seems to me that the whole pro
ceedings should prove a lasting lesson to
the worklngmen of the United States and
Canada. If all the working men had been
true to themselves there would not have
been a non-union product on the market.
"I repeat that so far as I am concerned
and let the consequences be what they
may, I intend while at liberty, to declare
for the rights guaranteed to me by the
organic laws of my country. I am proud
of being an American."
Wants Real Liberty.
Mr. Mitchell said he bad grown up as
an American, with a step-mother, so poor
that she could not buy bread and related
how he had crept out of bed at night to
get his father's soldier coat to keep hltn
"But I want to see the word 'American'
stand for all the sentiment that Is symbol
ised by the flag of our country," he con
tinued. "I want real liberty. I don't be
lieve in the liberty enunciated by soma of
our courts that men and women should
have the right to work themselves to
death. I don't believe In the liberty enun
ciated by Judge Tuthill of Chicago, who
declared unconstitutional the ten-hour law
for women and by that act compelling them
to work fourteen hours a day."
The appeal of the Ohio State Federation
of Labor from the revocation of Its charter
was dismissed. It waa voted to recognise
only the newly-formed Ohio Federation.
The convention also authorising the rail
ing of a conference of the waring factions
of the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
befcre September 1, next, to settle their
The committee on laws reported that the
Iowa federation admitted a violation of
the federation law and recommended that
upon compliance with law their charter be
restored. This was ratified.
In the case of tne centia bodies of Cleve
land. Toledo. Davenport and Cedar Rapids,
whose charters were revoked as a result
of the electrical workers' controversy, the
(Continued on becond Page.)
'Let 'em come. I'm readr for himT,
Bars Union Men,
Long Labor War is Looked For
First in Lead Dis
LEAD, S. D., Nov. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) This afternoon notices were posted
throughout the various workings of the
HomcMtake Mining company signed by
Superintendent Grler to the effect that
after January 1 union men would not be
employed by the company. This means a
strike, the first that has taken place in
the camp during the thirty-three years
that It has been In existence.
It Is further understood that the com
pany will close down Its works In a few
days. The strike when It comes will be
one which will be lasting for both the
company and the union, which la backed
by the Western Federation of Miners.
Both are determined In the stand which
they have taken.
"Story is Silly,"
Chief Forester Ridicules Idea. He
Has Threatened to
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. "The story that
I have Issued an ultimatum to the presi
dent Is like the recent 'conspiracy' story,
merely a silly fabrication. Of course, I
have done nothing of the kind, nor any
thing that could be twisted into that mean
ing. The president was good enough to ex
press his satisfaction with my work and
I am going ahead with It"
' Glfford Pinchot, the government's chief
forester, in a statement issued today, thus
disposed of the reports published this morn
ing that he had sent a letter to the presi
dent threatening to resign if Mr. Ballinger
remained in the cabinet
Secretary Ballinger was one of the
cabinet callers at the White House today.
The secretary said he had merely taken
up routine departmental matters with the
Body Discovered in Cellar of Home
and Friends Are. at a Loss
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 17. A special to the
Post Dispatch from Maryvllle, Mol? says:
"The Rev. Jay D. C. Hathaway, rector
of St. Paul's Episcopal church, committed
suicide last night by hanging. His body
was discovered in the cellar of his home
this morning. No cause for the act la
known to Ms friends."
WARE BACK TO PENITENTIARY
Seymour Banker Refused Freedom
by Supreme Court of
DES MOINES, la., Nov 17.-The Iowa
supreme court today refused to bear the
motion to grant Leroy Ware, defaulting
cashier of the Farmers and Drovers bank
at Seymour, freedom from the peniten
tiary pending the hearing on his petition
for a writ of habeas corpus December K
The prisoner was ordered taken back to
the state penitentiary at Fort Madison to
remain until that time.
Fire Routs General Grant;
Family Relics in Danger
CHICAGO. Nov. 17 -MaJor General Fred
erick Dent Grant was forced to quit his
home, 140G Dearborn avenue, today by fire
which originated In the basement and for a
time threatened to consume the house.
The comn.ander of the Department of the
Lakes was awakened by the smoke and
assisted his wife In escaping by climbing
out of a window to the porch roof and de
scending to the ground by a ladder, which
the firemen raised.
Several of the servants were carried
down the ladders by the firemen. The
principal damage was by smoke and wator.
and General Grant feared for the safety
of valuable papers, which he left In the
After watching the flames for long
time and ascertaining that they were under
control. General and Mrs. Orant went to
the home of lira Potter Palmer, who Is
Mrs. Grant's slater. Ia (ascending the
SUGAR WEIGHERS INDICTED
Report Many Have Been Caught in
Customs Fraud Investigation.
WHOLESALE BEHEADING SLATED
Deputy Surveyor Parr Says Met of
Undeslrablea Will Contain. More
Than Twrnt)-Tno Karnes
NEW TORK. Nov. 17.-Although no of
ficial confirmation could be had today,
either from customs efflcsals or from
United States District Attorney Wise, the
report Is persistent that Indictments have
been found against a number of govern
ment weighers, whom Special Attorney
General Stlmson has connected with the
weighing frauds perpetrated by the Amer
ican "Sugar Refining company at Us Will
The report from Washington that a list
of twenty-two assls;ant weighers had been
furnished to the United Slates civil servlcs
commission by the collector at New York
of men Implicated In the frauds In ques
tion was confirmed by Deputy Surveyor
Mr. Parr admitted that a list of "unde
sirables" had been prepared by him and
forwarded to the seoretary of th.e treasury.
He Intimated, however, this list was much
longer than that referred to by the United
States rtvll service commission and that
whet' the' final "shake-up": came a con
siderably greater number than twenty-two
would be dropped.
'The belief Is becoming general that a
congressional Investigation of the New
Tork pustom house will be ordered.
Colonel Edward S. Fowler, collector of
the port, today declared himself In favor
of 'such an Investigation.
Deputy Surveyor Barr modified his
earlier declaration that he had discovered
fraud in the importation of sugar at Phil
adelphia, by saying that possibly the dis
crepancies could be ascribed to natural
causes, such as shrlnKage and moisture.
At the headqvarters of the American
Sugar Refining company, President W. B.
Thomas Issued a denial of a report that
he intended to resign.
A report that A. H, Senff had resigned
as director was also denied, It being ex
plained that Mr. Senff had merely declined
BOND OFFERING BY GOULDS
Issue Will Be Convertible Into Stock
of the Missouri Pacific
NEW TORK. Nov. 17. Announcement
was made today that the Missouri Pacific
Railway company will offer to Its share
holders at 96 'and Interest 139,806,000 of first
and refunding mortgage E per cent fifty
year gold bonds, convertible Into stock of
the Missouri Pacific company at par, from
September 1, . 1912, to' September L 1932.
The entire offering has been underwritten
by Kuhn. Loeb A Co.
The bond issue announced today Is to
form part of tha total Issue of 1175,000,000
In bonds which the stockholders are to be
asked to authorise at a special .meeting to
be held January 18, 1910. The bonds are
redeemable at 110 and Interest on and after
September I. 1917.
PETITION FOR SHIPP'S RELEASE
Will Have Bad Lfert on
RISING FAWN, Ga., Nov. 17.-A petition
to pardon ex-Sheriff Joseph F. Schlpp and
codefendanta, signed by practically every
citizen In this vicinity, says In part:
"We view with grave fear the effect that
the fulfillment ef the sentence will have
upon Ignorant and Irresponsible negroes In
creasing beyond question the dancer to th
women of the south."
ladder from the porch roof, Mrs. Grant
was aided by firemen, who also offered
assistance to the general, but were waved
Mrs. Grant narrowly escaped injury when
she at first sought to escape from the
house by the stairway, from which she
and General Grant were driven by the
flames and smoke. Some personal papers
and a pocketbook left by the general In
his dressing room were recovered by a
The furniture In the house Is valued at
SS.OOO and much of It was damagrd.
The first thought of General Grant, after
seeing that the occupants of the house
were safe, was a number of prlnd relics
ef his father, General Ulysses 8. Orant,
among them being a sword presented to
the soldier at the siege of Vlcksburg, a
portrait and the field desk used by the
commanding general during the war.
MISSOURI SHERIFF ON THE STAND
Ex-Official Denies Being Mixed Up
in Any "Deal" with Dobbins.
WAS EMPLOYED BY T. W. BALLEW
Says He Was Offered One-Fourth of
All the Money Recovered.
SESSION CLOSES WITH ARGUMENT
Attorneya In Wrangle Concerning:
Tratlmony of Alleged Victim from
Mlaaourl Judge Takes Matter
' Under Advisement.
The real trial of John R. Dobbins, al
leged operator for the Maybray gang, ot
the charge of larceny of t.TO.000 from T. W
Hallow, a Missouri millionaire, was re
fumed yesterday afternoon In the district
court at Council Bluffs, when the em
bittered cross-examination of the bankii
"Mike" was completed. Through the Ions,
and drastic questioning by Kmmet Tlilley,
Dobbin's lawyer, Mr. Ballow became him
self almost a defendant. The close of Iht
session yesterday found the lnwyert n
raged In an argument over the com
petence of the testimony of W. H. Red
fotd, a victim from Bolckow, Mo whost
experience Is admittedly of no direct Con
nection with Ballow's.
Judge Green took the question under ad
visement nad will make his ruling at the
opening of court this morning.
A number of witnesses were examined
on behalf of the prosecution, principally
with a view to establishing the fact that
lmmdlntely following the fleecing of
Bailow Dobbins had plenty of money and
left for the east.
T. B. Mlnter, ex-sherlff from Princeton,
Mo., apparently clr.se to Ballow, was
placed on the stand by the state when
the banker was for the time relieved of
Promised Share of Money,
Mlnter testified that he had been cm
ployed by 'Ballow to go after Dobbins and
had been promised or.e-fourth oPll money
recovered. Ballow, he said, had paid him
nbcut $500 In expense rroney tp to date.
The first direct accusation of Dobbins
ecme when Mlnter declared that the de
fendant had spoken of an Intended deal
where he expected to make some good
money. . .
"I asked him If he wesn't afraid," said
Mlnter. "but he answered 'He's Into It as
much as any of them, he won't squeal.' "
"In your conversation with Dobbins did
you ask him anything about BsVow's con
nettlon with a woman by the-tinrao of Mra.
Scott?" asked Tlnlejt when he got to the
"Thea you didn't get a note from a boy
In connection with this case and take It to
Ortan (county attorney at Princeton) to
got Ortan to commence a suit to shako
"No, I didn't." snapped the witness with
a show of fire.
Tlnley then tried to get the ex-sherlff
to admit that he had been In a deal to hold
up Dobbins, when the defendant had been
arrested for selling beer in a drug rtore
at Princeton and that he was embittered
against him anyway for political reasons.
All of this the witnesses denied.
Defendant Called Poker Player.
F. L. Markley. manager of the Depot
hotel at fherldan. Mo., testified that he
bad known Dobbins for many years and
admitted under pressure that he knew the
defendant to have been a poker player.
Ho told of loaning money to Dobbins on
diamonds and thereby gave the state an
Important point. ,
Louis Young, a traveling ealeemaa from
Ottumws, Ia.. reluctantly told of his ac
quaintance with Dobbins and of traveling
in his company on that all-important Octo
"Yes, he asked me to get off of the train
at Sheridan and buy him a ticket to Chi.
cago." at last said Young. "He gave me a
ten-dollar bill to get it with and asked
me to tell Markley to meet him in the
vestibule of the train."
The state at last wrung from Younr tha
admission that Dobbins had eonfMed to him
mat he had Just won 17,000. Young counted
one roll of u.000 which Dobbins had and
saw another of several hundreds more,
but he hated to tell about it.
Itallwav Conductor Silent.
The testimony of Scott Craig, a Rock
Island conductor running between Kansas
City and Rock Island, III., proved a blank.
ue an mu tea mat he knew Dobbins, but
would admit nothing else whatever. Clint
niuinorpe, telephone oprrotor on the toll
board at Sheridan, testified that ha re
ceived a call from Dobbins making a date
with aMrkley at the hotel In Sheridan for
the payment of the debt on the diamond
"They call you 'Iiawkshaw the Date,
tlve' down there, don't they?" asked Tin
ley, who cannot refrain from that familiar
little habit of Jocularly hanging on a nick
name here and there.
"Well, I've done some work In that Una."
replied Mllthorpe with stern dignity. '
W. H. Bedford, the "Mike" from Boloi-'
kow, Mo., was allowed to get no further
than the statement that he had been de
frauded in a Mabray fake and that he had
seen Dobbins In Council Bluffs in company
with that peerless trio known to blm as
Gtorge Maxwell, the "secretary," Mr.
Gordon and Ed Crawford. ',
The attorneys for the defense were all on
their feet at once to enter objection as
to the competence of this testimony
against Dobbins, contending that there was
no connection with the larceny case shown.
Judge Green took the qutstlon under ad
visement until this morning.
Question of Dots.
"How much money did you bet that last
day," asked Tlnley.
"I didn't bet any," answers Ballew. ,
"Look at this memorandum and tell ma
what of those beta represented your '
"I can't tell."
Tlnley forced the witness to add the flg
uies on the betting according to the mem
orandum, a total of M.WX).
"Will you refresh your recollection and
tell me how If Srj.OOo was bet for you or
by you on that last day?"
"I furnished r10,000 to them that day "
"That was aU of the money yUUr aids,
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