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VOL. XXXIX NO. 184.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MOKNIXO, FEBRUARY 12, 1010-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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CASH FOR RIVERS
HIGH IDEALS ON.
Git AND JURY FOR
Special Panel Will Make Investiga
tion Into Death of Millionaire's
Waterways Appropriation Bill Carry
ing Forty-Two Millions Intro
duced in Home.
Vice President Marsh Resent
tion that Any 0
Secretary of State Board of Educa
tion Replies to Charge Made
by Deposed Principal.
WELL COME UP MONDAY
SWORN STATEMENT OF NURSE
Effort Will Be Made to Expedite Iti
LARGELY AN ANNUAL BUDGET
Contemplates Stated Amounts Yearly
for Certain Projects.
PLANS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI
SI Feet Channel St. Paul to St. Loots,
Eight Feet to t'nlro and Nine
Orion that Point Million
for the Missouri.
mS WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. Waterway pro-
'jects throughout the country at a cost of
lrt.3r5.27S, of Which $7,203,1: 1 for con
tlnuing contracts, aro provided. for In the
rivers and harbors appropriation bill re
ported to the houso today bjr the commlt-
ee on rivers and harbors. The bill will
lo called up In the house Monday In an
effort to press the measure to passage as
cx)f dltlouhly as possible. The $7,100,CO odd
outside ths cash appropriations Is for cs
1endtture whk-h hen-after may be made
under the continuing contract system. The
bill Is theoretically an annuul budget, al
though no regular rivers apd harbors bill
has been reported since that approved
March 2, 1907.
All the projects already under Improve
ment aggregate I2S2.O17.4O0, Including the
Mississippi ilver from Cairo to the hrad
of the passes.. Further projects favorably
reported by the engineers, but not yet
adopted by congress, amounting to 187,648,
600, or a total of 39,666,000, Including the
projects provided "for under the present
bill, which would leave 129.000,000 yet un
acted upon. If congress adopts the present
The total amount required to complete
adopted projects, excopt tha Mississippi
ifjer, foots up $70,829,100, and for the Missis
sippi river J17.601.650, from the mouth . of
the Missouri to the mouth of the Ohio;
tl8.600.000 thence to St.. Paul and $09,560 from
St. Paul to Minneapolis.
Besides this the cost of projects, which
congress, laving started, presumably In
tends to complete, Is estimated at $9,340,
EO0 and the canalization of the Ohio for
a nine-foot depth, practically adopted In
the bill approved March 3, 1909, Is placed
at $fl0,280.l'. rr.r.jilntf a total of $177,617,400,
which "congress may be considered as
committed to." . , .,, - ,
, Norfolk. Va.J Mobile. Ala.; New York
harbor, the great lakes, the Dertrolt river
and other scctlors receive great attention.
The bill provides not only increased ap
propriations for the ' tributaries of tho
Mississippi,.' hut fixes a time limit when
such permanent Improved channoli shall
Incompleted. The policy adopted by tha
liY-'l for tho Mississippi river between
Cairo and the gulf anticipates an expendi
ture of $4,000,000 each year for twenty
years, which will complete a permanent
lmrroved nine-foot channel from Cairo to
Of this $4,000,000 this year half U car
ried In tha sundry civil bill, which will be
taken up soon by the appropriations com
mittee. The middle Mississippi from the
mouth of the Missouri to the mouth of
the Ohio will have a permanent eight
Toot channel 2.500 feet wide in twelve
eari under the provisions of the bill.
To enable completion, in twelve years of
the s x-foot channel of the upper Missis
sippi lrom the Missouri river to St. Puul
tho bill carried $00,000 in addition to a
llko amcunt to be carried In the sundrv
civil bill .
Million for Missouri.
Tho Missouri river gets $1,000,000 and
for the Ohio approximately $5,000,000 a
year for twelve yearj la contemplated.
Tha bill provides for a board of en
gineers to consider co-operation with the
Illinois authorities for the waterway from
. Lockport to the mouth of the Illinois
L tlver, though the proposed appropriation
of $1,000,000 for this waterway Is not j'et
;' made available pending further affirma
tive legislation by congress,
An appropriation of $160,000 Is made
for commencing work under the Puget
found-Lake Washington waterway, the
Lake Washington canal, which Is to pro
. vido for commercial. Industrial and naval
and military uses, a harbor near Seattle
with about $6,000 acres area and 100 miles
Huore line, and contracts to the extent of
V;, 160,000 for Its completion are author
ized, conditioned on local co-operation.
The bill also includes $600,000 for ex
aminations, surveys and contingencies of
rivers and harbors, $100,000 for emergen
cies and $60,000 for a permanent Interna
tional commission of congress of naviga
CANDY BUTCHER LOSES TEETH
IN COLLISION ON WABASH
Two Pasmenajer Trains Come Together
ar lira Moines Eiglaeer
. DES MOINES, la., Feb. U: -Engineer
William Rucker of Moberly, Mo., was
probably fatally injured and three others
were badly bruised In a head-on collision
of two Wabash passenger trains near Pea
Moines today. Arch Bishop of Blue Earth,
Minn., a traveling man. was bruised, as
was also George Dearth of Des Moines.
The newsboy was knocked through a
window and lost his teeth. The failure of
the airbrakes on the train, which left Des
Molnei at T o'clock, to wcrk was re
sponsible for the crash. The other train
was Incoming, due here at $, o'clock.
PRINTING CLERK AS LOBBYIST
Senate Ruiployo Who Promoted Past
master's Claims Re.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ll.-WIUlam Turner
of Oregon, printing clerk of the senate,
, has resigned. It was brought out during
rVe recent lnvestliratlon of postmasters'
talma for extra allowances between the
years 1S64 and 1R74 that Mr, Turner had
been active, la promoting them.
Adverse reports were made upon all of
the resolutions bearing upon those claim
It is stated that Inquiry at the govern
iiHint vtk luting office disclosed that a de
lay 1:0 Minting the reports waa due to or
ders fVorn Mr. Turner and this fact re
sulted la the resignation.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. ll.-Ppeclal.) Luther P.
Ludden. secretary of the State Board of
Education, today Issued a lengthy state
ment In which he defends the action of the
board in asking for the resignation of Prin
cipal Crabtree of the Peru Normal school.
Mr. Ludden says bluntly that Prof. Crab
tree Is to blame, fur tho trouble; that he
was Insubordinate and would not obey the
order of the board; that he persistently
Ignored Dr. Shellhorn, the resident member
at Peru, and conducted the school and
administered its finances in his own way,
regardless of the rules made by the board.
The trouble, according to Mr. Ludden, be
gan a long time ago and came up first
over the fees paid by students and the
form of receipt to be used. In 1908 a form
of receipt was adopted, tha committee de
vising it being composed of Mr. Ludden,
Principal Crabtree of Peru and Principal
Thomas of Kearney, After its adoption the
receipt was used at Kearney, but never at
Peru. On' one occasion, when the board
had declined to give permission for tho
employment of a music teacher at $100 per
month at Peru, Prof. Crabtree employed
the teacher and paid the salary out of fees
collected from students, and the employ
ment has continued ever since, despite the
action of the board. Similar Incidents are
related, and some examples of the busi
ness management of the Peru Normal
school are set out to Indicate the capacity
of the principal for its control.
In defense of the board, Secretary Lur-
den sftys thn frequently when these Ins.t-J
lets came up for action someone would
argue that Crabtree waa such a strong
school man that he ought not to he dis
turbed and that the board should overlook
some things. This argument has always
prevailed. As to the politics In the case,
he polntj out that as soon as Shallen
berger waa elected, with a democratic
legislature behind him, Crabtree went over
to the democrats and aided In passing a
bill to overturn the State Board of Educa
tion and put In a democratic arrangement.
This proved a failure,, as the supreme court
decided against the new and In favor of
the old board. If the matter has political
bearing It Is not the fault of the board
that the principal Is cn the wrong side.
If "the fight has only begun," as Prof.
Crabtree Is quoted as remarking. Secretary
Ludden promises to make some further
disclosures that will give full details of
certain proceedings before the legislature
and In other ways.
Fight ot Court
;; With '.Senators....
Hearing Which : Three Senators Re
fund to Attend is Continued .
' . by Judges
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. Whether the
joint congressional committee on printing
is an executive branch of the government
outside the Jurisdiction of the courts will
not be decided primarily, at least, for two
Justice Wright In the supreme court of
the District of Columbia today granted an
adjournment for that period In the man
damus proceedings brought against the
committee by the Valley Paper company
of Holyoke, Mass., citing It to show cause
why the bid of tho company to furnish
paper for government printing should not
The congressmen of the committee, Allen
F. Cooper of Pennsylvania, George C. Stur-
glB of West Virginia and David E. Flnley
of South Carolina, were represented by
counsel. The senators, however, Jonathan
Bourne of Oregon, Duncan U, Fletcher of
Florida and Iteed Smoot of Utah, standing
on the action of the senate, maintaining
that the court had no jurisdiction over
them, were not represented.
The paper company maintains In its pe-
tltlon that Its bid on paper was the lowest
submitted, and thrown out illegally.
Frees Lincoln of
Charge of Fraud
Foreman of Famous Armstrong Trial
Clears Almanao Story Just
BOONE, la.. Feb. 11. (Special Telegram.)
Milton Logan, sr., aged 91 years, died
this morning at 4 o'clock of old age. He is
survived by a widow and six children. He
was a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln
and also foreman of the Jury In the famous
Armstrong murder trial. In which Lincoln
took the defense of Widow Armstrong's
son, who was charged with murdering a
German resident. One witness swore ho
saw Armstrong strike the man by the light
of the moon. Lincoln cross-examined the
witness, got him to repeat his story, then,
according to the story, produced an almanac
showing there was no moon on that night,
thus freeing Armstrong. Later it was
claimed Lincoln had the wrong almanac
and changed the date, but Mr. Logan be
fore his death denied this, saying he per
sonally examined the almanac. The funeral
services will be hold Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Vance Says
Janitor Has Not Typhoid
"Joseph Carnaby, Janitor at the high
school, has not got typhoid fever. I am
attending his esse and I never reported It
as typhoid. I never told anyone, newspa
per reporter or other, that he had It."
This Is the statement of Dr. J. II. Vance,
the physician attending Mr. Carnaby. who
was heralded by an evening paper Thurs
day as a typhoid victim, In the course ot
Its persistent pro-typhoid campaign.
Dr. Holovtchlner, member of the Board
of Education, asked The Bee if it wouldn't
publish this statement merely as a mat
ter of truth, so that parents reading the
other paper might know that Ur. Carna-
Deals in Which Delivery is Not Made
DECLINES TO GIVE DETAILS
Insists that All New York Contracts
Amount to Delivery.
COTTON CROP 'IS SHORT
Production this Season, He Says, Is
Over Three Million Bales Less
Than Consumption Last
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. "I regard that
question as an insult to me and to every
member of the Cotton exchange," declared
Vice President Arthur R, Marsh of the
New York Cotton exchange at today's hear
ing before the house committee on agri
culture on the antl-optlon bill.
Representative Sims of Tennessee had
asked Mr. Marsh If there was any way of
eliminating transactions which did not con
template actual delivery, pausing, In effect,
business In contravention In the regular
rules of the exchange.
Mr. Marsh, with livid face, emphatically
resented any Imputation that members of
the exchange countenanced fraud and
Mr. Sims explained that what he meant
was whether the business could not be to
conducted as to' eliminate gambling, "not
that Mr. Marsh or other members are con
sciously guilty of such practices."
Against All Iniquity.
"I am against all Iniquity," declared Mr.
Marsh. "I pronounce all undertakings en
tered into by any human being with the
Intent ofxnot fulfilling that which he un
dertakes to do as Iniquitous. The presump
tion In business circles is that an honorable
man. holding an honorable position In the
business community. Is neither a fraud
nor a cheat."
Mr. Marsh described the members and
functions of the exchange and -admitted
that there were some speculative transac
tions. He Insisted that the present system
of transactions amounted to actual deliv
ery, but declined to furnish any details of
his own business to show just how much
actual delivery was performed under his
All Contracts Enforclble.
"The world Is not producing enough cot
ton for Its use," he declared. "This year It
Is producing 3.000,000 to $,500,000 bales less
than It consumed last year. There has
never been a time In the history of cotton
when there has been more anxiety regard
ing the price of cotton than there Is now.
This wlU continue until the world normally
produces enough for its needs, or the needs
are brought down to the production."
Chairman Scott asked if there was much
speculation in cotton on change or by Its
members by entering into contracts for
purchase or sale o fcotton with the hope
of profit. ,
"There is no member of the exchange,"
was Mr. Marsh's reply, "whose entire
fortune Is not responsible for his contracts
with fellow members."
Cotton Crop Short.
Mr. Scott read a letter from H. L. Scales
of a New York firm, characterizing the
cotton exchange contract as a menace. Mr.
Marsh agreed that spinners could not af
ford to' buy future contracts on the New
York Cotton exchange unless they exerclBe
"Then how can the New York merchants
furnish the spinners with cotton?" asked
"The spinner," replied Mr. Marsh, "geta
his rrom the merchant, who has the true
New York stock scattered from one part
of the world to another. The New York
stock Is all the cotton In the world against
which contracts have been sold to buyers
in New York. Every contract on the New
York exchange," he insisted, "Is enforcablo
Mr. Marsh characterized the Scott bill to
regulate cotton exchange transactions as
tutlle and unconstitutional.
ADVENTISTS SEEK NEW SITE
Swedish Department Will Be Trans
ferred from Union College,
CHICAGO, Feb. 11. Speclal Telegram.)
Tbe executive committee of the general
conference of Seventh Day Adventlsts are
seeking a site near Chicago for a proposed
Swedish seminary. When built the Swedish
department of Union college at Lincoln,
Neb., will be transferred to the new In
stltute. It Is planned to afford the stu
dents training In practical agriculture and
THREE HURT IN COLLISION
Two Freight Trains Come Together
on the Missouri Pacific
OTTAWA, Kan.. Feb. It-Three train
men were Injured when Missouri Pacific
freight trains Nos. 68 and 67 collided head
on near Garnett, Kan., early today. The
Injured men were Engineer White, Fire
man Landla and Brakeman Bolabort, all of
the eaatbound train.
Four cars were wrecked and sixty mules
In one of the cars were killed.
by's sickness was not typhoid and might
be allayed in any excitement about the
malady existing at the high school.
"We should be frank about a thing as
serious as typhoid fever." says the doctor,
"and even If It is not the habit of some
to utter the truth on other occasions, they
should all be honest In this.
"The fact that Mr. Carnaby's own physl
clay says he Is not afflicted with typhoid
and that he never gave anybody the least
excuse- ror saying he waa. ought to be
"I hope the parents whose children are
In (he high school will not be misled by the
deceptive and baseless reports."
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From the New York World.
TELLS STORY OF, BRIBERY
Senator Benn Conger Says He Gave
Three Legislators $6,000.
ALLDS SHARE WAS $1,000
Details of Alleajed Corruntlna- of
New York Assembly la Behalf
of Brldaje Concerns Told
ALBANY. N. T., Feb. 11 -Senator Een
Conger told the tienate In detail this after
noon how Senator Jotham P Allrt i.
minded a $1,000 bribe nine years ago when
tney Doth were members of the assembly
and how Allds got it.
The Voice of Allds' accuser, tense and
low, penetrated to the farthest corner of
the great chamber. Slowly he laid be
fore his colleagues a story of legislative
corruption which even the previous reve-
utions of the Investigation failed to par
His story agreed In every point with
that of Hiram G. Moo. He told how he
and Moe delivered $6,000 to three legisla
tors to protect the bridge Interests. Then
he fixed his eyes on Allds and concluded
"And Mr. Allds came out and passed me.
Faying, I guess It's all right. Conger. It
feels good.' "
Conger added that none of the person?
Involved In the transaction other than Mr.
Allds are members of the legislature now.
In 1901 he was a merchant in Groton,
In tho firm of Jay Conger & Co. At that
time he was not active In the bridge busi
ness, holding only $1,000 stock in the
concern. His three brothers, however.
were active in the bridge business.
Conger Said that in 1901 he was a mem
ber of the assembly and on the committee
on internal affairs. He had several con
versations In that year with Allds, who
was also a member of the assembly, re
garding highway legislation.
Directed to relate a conversation the
Allds Demands Money.
Allds said to me, 'Benn, you think you
have1 got the bridge bill bottled up In the
Internal affairs committee. Don't forget
the rules committee takes hold soon. I
understand there's something doing on
that. You had better get the American
Bridge people up here and see the rules
Conger next told of Introducing Allds
to his brother. The witness said:
'He told my brother that the bridge
bill was one of the 'good things.' He said:
'We fellows up here have to have some
My brother said he did not want the
bill to pass, as It would hurt his busi
ness. 'Mr. Allds said the rules committee
would want $3,000 to kill that bill. My
brother said that was too high and said
he would give $1,000.
'Mr. Allds said that for $1,000 he would
do what he could as a member of the
committee, but he could not .say what the
other members would do."
The witness then related in detail tho
manner in which the money was paid.
With Conger still on the stand the In
vestigation adjourned until 11 a. m. Tues
day. John Newell, Albany agent of the Can
ton Bridge company, teatlfylng today, con
firmed Moe's previous statement that they
had met in 1901 when Moe snys he came
to Albany with the $,000 bribe money.
The thousands up
on thousands, and
dive into the sea
of Bee Want Ads
tomorrow morning from early
candle, light until late at .night,
represent every class.
If you have an ad and can't get
down (o The Bee office, and have
a phone, call Douglas 23 8 and It
will be all right. But do It oarlv.
Committee Adjourns After Informal
. Session at Request of Attor
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11-After a session
lasting less than an hour, during which the
future conduct of the case was informally
discussed, the Balllnger-Pinchot congres
sional investigating committee today
granted the request of Attorney Louis D.
Brandeis for an adjournment until Monday
next, at 10 a. m.
Louis R. Glavls, chief witness for the
prosecution, was not present when the
committee met. Mr. Brandeis telegraphed
from Springfield, III., requesting the ad
journment. George W. Pepper, attorney for A. C.
Shaw . and Overton W. Price, who were
dismissed from the forest services along
with Glfford Plnchot, requested that a
letter written by them to Mr. Plnchot be
read as their testimony and that they be
excused, to permit of their leaving the
city. The committee decided to accept the
letter Informally and to decide on Monday
whether either Price or Shaw shall be
called as a witness.
One of the witnesses present today was
Henry M. Hoyt, attorney general of Porto
Rico, who reached the city today in re
sponse to a request from the committee.
Mr. Hoyt haa been mentioned several
times by Glavls as having given him ad
vice on matters affecting the Alaska coal
land cases, Mr. Hoyt at the time being the
special attorney for tha United States.
The committee has Invited the editors
and publishers of all the magazines that
have recently been attacking ' Secretary
Ballinger to appear and present any facts
in their possession. v
Thus far two of the publishers have
definitely declined, saying they had no
Information first hand in the mutter, while
a third has stated that he thought Mr.
Glavls and Mr. Plnchot would give the
committee more than he himself could pro
duce, although he stood willing to appear
Some of the witnesses, especially those
summoned from the west, are suffering
much inconvenience because of delays in
RUMOR IN NEW YORK THAT
AST0RS MAY BE RECONCILED
Mrs. Astor Palls to Make Uaaal Ap
plication for Final Di
NEW 'yORK, Feb. 11.4-T.awyera In the
suit brought by Mrs. John Jacob Astor
for divorce from Colonel John Jacob Astor
had nothing to say today regarding the
report that the Astors may be reconciled.
The report arose from the failure of
Mrs. Astor'a counsel to apply within the
last three days for a confirmation of the
interlocutory decree granted by Justice
Mills. It is the custom for counsel to
apply at the earliest moment to the court
to make final the decree of divorce. Mis.
Astor Is now in Europe and Colonel Aster
left the city yesterday.
The divorce proceedings were conduced
last fall before Justice Mills and no names
were mentioned that would make difficult
Loan of $7,000,000 Arranged
Through Taxicab Window
NEW YORK, Feb. ll.-In a determined
effort to prevent the attorneys for the
Ohio and Independent Telephone com
panies from calling J. Pierpont Morgan to
the witness stand In the hearing before a
notary here, his counsel today revealed
Just what the famous financier had to do
with the $7.000.CtiO deal. It shows how
easily and quickly great financial matters
are handled In Wall street.
"II. P. Davleson, a partner In the Mor
gan firm, was the only one who knew of
the transaction," said one of Mr, Morgan's
lawyers. "After no had made all arrange
fit? If. in- Jl
JOHN A. SCOTT PASSES AWAY
County Commissioner Dies at Omaha
General Hospital of Heart Trouble.
PRESIDENT OF ROD AND GUN CLUB
Deceased Taken to Hospital Week
Asjo and Death Hourly Expectefl
Resident of City Twenty
John A. Scott, member of the Board of
County Commissioners and president of the
Rod and Gun club, died Friday, afternoon
at the Omaha General hospital at $:30
o'clock, finally sucoumblng to a , disease
against which he had made a gallant fight
and against the attack of which he had
lived days longer tha It waa supposed he
Mr. Scott had been 111 with arterial
sclerosis, an . affliction of the heart, which
Is an ailment of slow progress, for a time.
He first went to the hospital January 6
and remained about two weeks. Then he
recovered sufficiently to attend one regular
meeting of the Board of County Commis
sioners and one committee meeting. Dur
ing this short period he resumed living at
the Millard hotel.
Becoming 111 again, he returned to tho
hospital a week ago, and for three days
grew rapidly worse. Early this week it
seemed as though he cou'.d hardly survive
each hour. Physicians, by administering I trr, Kansas City, manager drygnods com
oxygen, w-ere able to piolong life one weelt. ' pany; H. C. Gardner, Kansas City, buyer
He was conscious part of the last few
flays and his dying hours were comforted
by the presence of a sister, Mrs. James
Laverty of Westport. N. Y. Another sister,
Mlrs Inabo.no Scott of Merchantvllle, N. J.,
and two brothers, Ileibert Scott of Com
den. N. J., and Theodore W. Scott, who is
a pharmacist in tho United States navy,
r.ow stationed upon the Soles, survive the
Funeral services will bo conducted Sun
day afternoon at $:30 o'clock aP All Saints'
chuich. The pallbearers will be Frnnk
Boyd, George Engler, Lorlng Neberqall.
Albert Bloom, F. D. Wcad and John .Vorton.
Connty Board Will Act.
News of Mr. Scott's death reached the
Board of County Commissioners at a meet
ing of the committee of the whole. A
regular meeting of the board was scheduled
for this morning, and It waa determined to
meet then, appoint a commltteo on resolu
tions and adjoarn out of respect to Mr.
Scott's memory, '
Mr. Scott was born in Pennsylvania and
was In his forty-eighth year when death
camo. He had been a resident of Omaha
iweniy years, coming nere he at once
engaged In the real estate business, which
he prosecuted successfully.'' He had for
many years been the Omaha representative
of the East Omaha Land and Trust com
pany. He was the organizer of the Omaha Rod
and Gun club and has been its president
since Its inception several years ago.
John A. Scott succeeded the late M. L.
Kennard for the long term on the Board
of County Commissioners. A peculiar and
sad coincidence la connected with Mr.
Scott and his predecessor on the board.
Mr. Kennard was taken seriously HI a
short while before the republican primaries
last year and later was taken to Chicago
(Continued on Second Page.)
ments he sought Mr. Morgan to tell him
about It and obtain hU formal consent
Mr. Morgan had Just left his office, but
Mr. Duvleson caught h'u taxicab at the
curb and through a window of it told Mr,
Morgan the principal details and that the
Morgan firm was to pay ft. L. Day a
Co. $7,145,000 for the Ohio and Indiana com
panies. That was the first and only thing
Mr. Morgan ever heard of the matter. But
he said to Davleeon: "All right, go ahead
with the deal and cloae It up. I'm In a
hurry now to kep a luncheon appoint
ment.' "That Is all Mr. Morgan knows about It"
Chrisman Swope Died Soon After
Taking Medicine in Capsule.
STORY LIKE MISS KELLAR'S
Disease nt First Was Nothing But
BIG ESTATE IS APPRAISED
la About Three and Half
Inheritance Tax, Which
KANSAS CITY, Feb. ll-plt was asserted
today that the special grand Jury which
will meet tomorrow to Investigate the
Swopn mystery was summoned more to In
vestigate the circumstances surrounding
Chrisman Swnpts' death than to probe
further Into the manner and cause of tha
death of his uncle. Colonel Thomas H.
Swope. And again It will be a nurse who
will give the Important tertlmony.
In the hands of tho Swope attorneys Is
the sworn statement of thla nurse, Miss
Houlohan. This statement Is even as dra
matic as the story related by Miss Pearl
Keller on the wltness."tand. It tells of her
belrsr summoned to tlia Sor home to
care for Chrisman Swope, who waa stricken
with typhoid. The nurse describes minutely
the symptoms, those of the straight ty
phoid paMetit, the high fever, the Irregu
And then It tells of the convulsions In
which Chrisman Swope died. It was about
3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the nurse
atates In her affidavit, that she was told
Chrisman had been given a capsul. Thirty
minutes later followed the convulsions, al
most Identically the same as those In which
'Colonel Swope died. The nurse tells of the
Injection of one-fortieth of a grain of
strychnine, and later of the use of a nitro
glycerine Injection. This was Sunday aft
ernoon. The next day Chrisman died. All
this tho grand Jury will hear when it
meets to probe Into the Swope mystery.
Hyde Keeps Silence.
In the whirl of legal battles, formal ac
cusations and veiled charges, the attorneys
for Dr. Hyde keep silent.
"We aro not ready to talk yat," Frank
P. Wal-fi said. "Dr. Hyde will no', tell his
story until he tells It to the Jury that tries
him for his life, if he Is tried. Then he
will explain everything and knock the props
out from under all the charges."
The appraisement of the Swope estate to
day showed Ms total value to be about
$3,500,000. The University of Missouri will
! receive 6 per cent, or $176,000. of this
amount, as Inheritance tax.
Henry Jost, first assistant prosecutlnjt
attorney, said It would require ten days
or more for the grand Jury to finish Its
Investigation of the deaths. Witnesses will
not be disposed of hastily, he said.
It was stated at the prosecutor's office
that the examination of witnesses before
the grand Jury will begin tomorrow after
noon. The grand jurors summoned by the mar
shal today are:
T. J. Green, Kansas City, real estate
dealer; F. 1). Sprui, Dallas, farmer; Wal
ter Rider, Independence, real estate dealer;
John II. Mood', Independence, real estate
dealer; James G. llurnley, Buckneer,
banker; K. IS. Montgomery, Blue Springs,
banker; William Warren, Grain Valley,
hardware merchant; Julian Jackson, Lone
Jack, farmer; Robert Howard, Lee's Sum
mit, farmer; Fred Taylor, Kansas City,
for wholesale grocery company.
The preliminary hearing In the Justice
court at Iridepondeneo on the charge of
murder against Dr. Hyde by John G. Pax
ton will bo continued from time to tl.-N it
was announced today, pending the final
report of tho grand Jury. If the grand Jury
returna an Indictment acalnst any one the
case in the Justice court will bo dismissed.
Practically the same result will be reached
If no Indictment Is returned, as In that
cass there probably will be no further ef-
tortn to prosecute any one for the deaths
In tho Swope family.
Baltic of Lawyers.
Following the sensational developments
in the Swope case yesterday, whan
Dr. B. C. Hyde waa arrested, . charged
with the murder of his ' wife's uncle,
Thomas H. Swope, and a grand jury
was summoned to convene tomorrow
and make thorough Investigation
of all tha circumstances surrounding the
Swope mystery, a battle of lawyers to se
cure the depositions of important witnesses
l )n the damage suit brought by Dr. Hyds
j against John G. Paxton for alleged slander
In this civil suit Dr. Hyde demands $50,000
actual damages and $00,000 punitive dam
ages because Mr. ,1'axton wrote a letter to
Stewart 8. Fleming, an executor of the
Swope estate at Columbia, Tenn., contain
ing statements which Dr. Hyde charges
Mr. Paxton had been summoned to ap
pear at the office of Frank P. Walsh, Dr.
Hyde's leading attorney, to ulve hla depo
sition In the case today. It was believed
that Mr. Paxton's testlmuny would occupy
several hours' time. Members of the Swopo,
family also had been subpoenaed by Mr.
Hyde's Temporary Advantage,
At the present time the Hyde forces seem
to have obtained an advantage In the tak
ing of depositions. Mr. Paxton's attorneys
can take no depositions today, aa they had
sunpoenaed witnesses to testify in another
civil Kult brought by Dr. Hyde, but which
was dlunilHied yesterday as a part of the
strategy of the Hydu attorneys.
The testimony of Dr. Changes Hatred
Chase Jordan of Kansas City, Kan., who
at one time prescribed medicine for the
Swope family, may be injected Into the
depoaitlon-tuklng. Every effort has been
made to subpocnae Dr. Jordan, but he la
111 with pneumonia and the subpoenas
servers so far have failed to reach him.
Since Dr. Hyde's arrest the records ot
William Jewell college, a Baptist Institu
tion at Liberty, Mo., from which he was
graduated In 1&2, liavs been searched. It
developed that Hyde's record aa a student
was excellent, and that he was popular
with both his instructors and class mates.
Dr. If. a. Parker, present head of ths
department of chemistry, at William Jewell
college, who clasa mate of Dr. Hyde,
says that as a student of chemistry Hyde
a as ons of the best la the clans and that
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