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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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OMAHA, TUESDAY MOK.NiNU, MAJtCH IS, l!Utl-TWi :i,VK (WOKS.
StNdl.K COPY TWO CKXTS.
THE NEXT MOVE
Officials of Western Railroads As
sert that Banker of Strike
DEMAEDS AGAIN REFUSED
Causes Big Drop,
LIME LIGHT FOR
Senator Erown Determined to Force
Investigation of Washington.
Gas by Senate Commission.
Operators of "Bij Store" Graft Atk
Found Open-J.lindcd Moneyed
Large Purchases of Cheaper Grades
Led to Eig Crash is Testi
mony at Inquiry.
r fTV rT. ' ' ',.
REPORTS RESOLUTION FAVORABLY
Roads Are Willing to Arbitrate ITotV ;
iiig but Wae Question.
SITUATION STILL CRITICAL
President Carter Says Committee Has
Power to Call Strike.
Mnnasrer'a Rtalement neuled lie In
sists that nallronds Are
Asked to Vlolrite (nntnfli
lvlth Klrot herhooi.
CHICAGO. M'irch 14.--Rat h' sides In the
controversy between t!ie. j;r,"io firemen on
the wrrtcrn lailrond and thi railroad man
iigris assumed an attitude of waiting today,
uik) while union officials declared a rtiike
sc nied Imminent, the rullroud managers
tuci ("1 the danger pt Int had been passed.
It van nald to be likely the managers'
otrmlttee. headed by V. C. Nixon, general
nip i -flgev of the St. Louis & San Francisco
railroad, would Invite W. S. Carter, presl
(1. lit of tli" Ilrotherhood of Locomotive
I'll men and Knijlneincn. and his committee
to another Joint conference.
Tho brotherhood haa taken the position
that unless nil the iti?itlons in dispute are
submitted to arbitration under tho Kidman
act, a strike on nil tho systems between
Chicago and the Pacific coast would have
to be resorted to. The railroads today
reiterated their assertion that they would
"Miand put" on refusing to submit to arbi
tration unylhitig but the wage demand.
"We know a strike will not be called,"
paid (). L. Dltkcson, assistant to tho presi
dent of the Chicago, Hurllngton & Qulncy.
Tl.nl slugo of the grume Is over. It In now
only a question of our getting together.
The men will readily see that a strike
i. mild be preposterous.
"Vho railroads are trying to make light
of the ."Hunt Ion," raid President Carter,
lit In Incited critical. We have been au
thorized by a votn to call a strike unless
tin y in.iko concessions, and we have asked
for an arbitration of the wholo matter."
(titration of lylslpllne.
"Tlie railroad managers' committee met
nuainsl today as usual," said one offi
cial," and the firemen's letter was taken
under consideration. It la not likely that
the railroads will cpungo their attitude.
If It was u question of yielding we might
consider It, but to submit the questions of
authority and seniority would be violating
our contract with the Brotherhood of Rail
W. S. Carter, president of the Brother
hood of Railroad Firemen and Knglnemen,
would not say that ho would order the
, men to. strike If fai- unfavorable.. reply to
their last letter should bo received. TIo
mid he would leave Jhat to the committee.
"The railroad managers "talk of violating
their contract with the engineers Is all
'bosh " said Mr. Carter. "It Is a subter
fuge on tholr part to make the public be
lieve that other organizations are to blame
for tho railroad' attitude In refusing to
submit the entire controversy to a board
of arbitration. We aro not asking for any
privileges that these railroads are not now
granting to the conductors and trainmen."
l.OCAI. OFFICIALS FRAK A STRIKE
Irrlleve Firemen Mny 0.nlt Work
Within Forty-Eight Hoars.
statements made by executive railroad
offiriala in Omaha indicate that there Is
fear of a sullen among the firemen and
tliut tliey believe the greatest tie-up of
traffic in the west may result within the
next forty-eight hours.
"Jf tho strike Is railed, it will come like
lightning," ald one railroad official. "One
word from the committee In Chicago
flashed over the wires would prostrate this
western country worse than It has ever
It Is said the railroads are willing to con
cede the. men Increased wages, but it Is
on the question of seniority rules that the
managers balk. The bone of contention lies
In the fact that many engineers have re
tg tallied their memberships lu the firemen's
"order when promoted to higher ranks.
"Tin) demand of the firemen that the
railroads recognize their order In dealing
with engineers Is the cause of trouble,"
aid a railway official. We cannot recog
nize two crowds.
"Tho firemen claim that the engineers
get the best of the bargain In seniority dis
putes because the engineers are represented
by a committee representing the Hrother
h'i"d of Locomotive Knglneers. Now the
firemen want to represent all members of
their organization, whether they be fire
men or engineers. The railroads Insist that
tfiey can deal with but one class of em
ployes." "The right of promotion and seniority
cannot be arbitrated," say the firemen.
"Such questions are Impossible to arbitrate.
In tho first place, we voted to strike If
this request was not granted and to refuse
to arbltrutu the matter."
The committee of firemen and the rail
nail mnnageis aio still In session In Chl
ugo. They may adjourn Tuesday night.
Hy that time the strike question will be
Illti toil, STRIKE AT STAK11
Matlon-Wlde Industrial I phenol May
CINCINNATI. March 14. Industrial
peacrt or a natmn-wlde coal strike is to be
the outcome of conferences and commit
tifi meetings pnctdlng and during the In
ternational convention of the Cnlted Mu.e
Workers of An erlcun here this week.
ItealUii.g the lui oi lance of the gather
ings, workmen ai.d i.ilue owners arriving
heio today sought members of ti10 sub
Kulo committee of tho central competitive
Held, plying them with arguments us to
why Increased wages .-.hould or should not
The sub-scale committee had Its first
sebsion In the afternoon.
In an effort to secure an agreement be
tween the operators and miners throughout
u.e country, l'resldent Lewis of the miners'
leu Is plunniiig to have miners and
"ratois meet In this city in separate dis
trict convention at the same time the
millers are holding their national conven
tion. IlUuru Ovuours Fnuudatlun.
S1;i;IN;KIKI... M. M.irch l.-ThoTias
L. Il's;eii, liie liid"eml..ie. purty caudi
liute for pivsldi iu in i ms, t Klav filed witn
I'ntl.d Male J S-lMlin- Cian,. a pt.t.;
nsauift llm fed, r..l incorporation of the
pi loot ed 1
.SHINGTON, March H.-Thfi unusual
Sf 6 cents It) the price of butter con
tt.' b' l-'lf1n hoard of trade Inst
was duo to the strn f Ine; of the
i $ TZ
I' '" tornge butter, according to James
! ' a Washington butter denier, who
"J 'j ;,ay before the select senate high
cm u committee.
' u :t Igln hoard be regarded In any
sen.. Vi ust?" asked Senator Bmooot.
"N ered tho witness.
Wli, . 011 Hon, a Ralttmore retail
grorel Jiid meat dealer told the committee
that he hnd been able to make only a
bare living out of his business during .trie
Inst two years.
Mr. Poulton thought the working people
were purhanlng no hlger class of Rrocerle
than formerly. He thought they were
"spending their money on the picture
CINCINNATI. O.. March 14 Much evi
dence that butter and milk comblne.4 elHtrd
In this city brought before. the Ohio
legislative committee, which examined wit
nesses here today In furtherance of Its
Investigation of the high cost of living
No combination of retail grocers for
tho fixing of prices was discovered.
Nathan Longfellow, n member of the Cin
cinnati Produce exchange, told the com
mittee that the Elgin, III., butter quotations
Sent to Omaha
to Inspect Water
Assistant Secretary of Treasury
Grants Request Coming from
. WASHINGTON. March 1t.rif.lv
', to a request of the governor of Nebraska.
j Mr. Hlller, assistant secretary of the treas
j ury. today directed Past Assistant 8ur
. geon L. L. Lunsden of the public health
nnn marine hospital service to proceed to
Omaha to confer with the city authorities
and make an Investigation regarding the
contamination of the water supply there
and to advise as to the proper means for
remedying existing conditions and prevent
ing the further spread of typhoid.
Fort Dodge Man
for Ellis' Place
William S. Kenyon is "Named by the
President as Assistant to At
WASHINGTON. March 14. William 8.
Kenyon of Fort Dodge, la., was today
nominated by the preident as assistant to
the attorney general vice Wtd II. Ellis,
ho resigned that position to accept the
chairmanship of the Ohio republican com
mittee. Mr. Kenyon Is one of the general attor
neys of the Illinois Central Railroad com
pany, with headquarters In Chicago. He la
about 45 years old.
The office of assistant to the attorney
general haa charge of the trust prosecu
tions in the Department of Justice. The
position pays 17,000 a yar.
FIVE STOCK RECORDS BROKEN
Prices of Ifoara, Iambi, Fires and
Steers II each Hla;h Notch
KANSAS CITY, March 14.-Flve price
records on the Kansas City live stock ex
change were broken today.
Hogs reached SlO.fiO; lambs, tfl.fio; yearling
sheep, 19.00, and ewes, 17.50. Steers from the
other side of the quarantine line made a
new record for the year, reaching S7.75.
ST. JOSKPH. Mo.. March 14.-The top
price of hogs at the South St. Joseph mar
ket today was JlO.fiS per 100 pounds, which
is 10c higher than the record price made
CLK.VKLAND. March 14-Hogs were
quoted at SI. 00 per 100 pounds at the stock
yards today, a record price here.
C. R. HEIKE WRIT Is" DENIED1
Order Refusing Immunity Bath to the
Sngnr Trnat Official Decreed
WASHINGTON, March 14.-The supreme
court of the United States today declined
to vacate the writ of error Issued by Jus
tice Lurton In the case of Charles R. Helke
of New York, who was denied Immunity by
the lower federal court from prosecution
on an Indictment of conspiracy to defraud
Prisoners in County Jail
Find a Cute Game Blocked
A gamble with fate is the vogue at the
county Jail. Prisoners haTe been flirting
with the fickle goddess so that the slogan
is: "Heads. I go to Jail; tails, I'm free."
To play the game as prisoners have' been
trying to play It. two of them must be
under arrtst on a charge of committing the
same particular offense. Two of these
pairs, hpetirer Williams and Clement H
Tracy, and George Rose and Hen Woregth.
are the four men who have bten trying It
In district court w hen Williams and Tracy
were arraigned on the same burglary of
fense, Williams pleaded guilty and Tracy
not guilty. They entered the same pleas
to another Joint Indictment.
A few minutes later Ilos and Woregth
Mood up to plead. In this case It was
Rose who pleaded guilty and Woregth who
denied his guilt. County Attorney Knglish,
suspecting a "frame-iin." asked the court
to dUy sentencing the men who pleaded
Subsequently it was learned that Jail of
ficials have htard whlvpora of lot-drawing
by prisoners held for the same offense to
Ohioan with Democratic Senatorial
Microbe Shuns Inquiry.
HITCHCOCK'S DEBATE CHALLENGE
Senator Burkett Says After Primary
is Time to Consider It.
OMAHA INDIAN LANDS TO FORE
nil! I'roTldinir for Their Taxation
Favorably Reported to Senate
Agreement on Opening More
WASHINGTON. March 14. (Special
Telegram.) Senutor Norrls Rrown put a
crimp In at least one of the nubile service
j corporations today doing business In the
i uistrlct of Columbia by a favorable report
' from the committee on roroorntlons or
ganized In the District of Columbia, of
which he Is a member, on his resolution
directing a searching Investigation of the
affairs of the Washington Gas Light com
pany, whoso president Is John R. McLean,
owner and publisher of the Cincinnati Kn
qulrer and Washington Post, and who is
seriously considering beeomlne- n demo.
Icratic candidate for senator from the
Ruckeye state. Senator Rrown's report
recommends a thorough Investigation of
this company, to the, end that a model
law for the control of public service cor
porations In the District of Columbia may
bo enacted. He says In his report he be
lieves tho nation owes It to the people of
the District of Columbia to have Its house
put In order so fRr as corporations of this
sourt are concerned.
Senator Oalllnger, chairman of the Dis
trict of Columbia committee, wanted the
resolution referred to the committee over
which he presides and took occasion to
say that It was the first time in the
nineteen years of his senate service that
the Jurisdiction of his committee had
been invaded. Senator Brown's resolution
was referred to the committee on contin
gent expenses, as it dealt with matter re
quiring the expenditure of money for the
purpose of Investigation. After some
little talk the resolution went over until
tomorrow, when it Is expected there will
be things doing in the senate, the Gas
company being determined to sidetrack
the investigation if possible.
Too Furly to Talk Debate.
Announcement of Gilbert M. HtchenrU'
j candidacy for the senate did not surprise
anyoony. nere, as it naa Deen discounted
months ago. The time, however, did not
seem-propitious to Mr.' Itltchcoclf'to "nn-1
nounce his candidacy in February, so he
left It until March 13, four days before
St. Patrick's day.
Mr. Hitchcock's suggestion that Senator
Burkett and he enter upon a series of
Joint debates throughout Nebraska after
the primaries doea not meet with encour
agement among republicans temporarily
residing in Washington. Senator Burkett
had nothing to say when approached to
day on the Hitchcock announcement. He
did say. however, he would undoubtedly
be heard In Nebraska frequently In tho
next few months and that his time would
be given to the state for which he had
tried to legislate to the best of his ability
during his congressional career. He
thought he would wait In the matter of
the Joint debate until he knew how the
issues were Joined. There might be a de
bate with someone else than Mr. Hitch
cock. The bill Introduced by Senator Urown
providing for the taxation of the lands
of the Omaha Indians In Nebraska was
favorably reported to the senate today. The
senate committee amended the Brown bill
to provide that lands of the Omahas, so
long as held under trust patent, shall not
be subject to levy and tax sale, aa pro
vided under the laws of the state of Ne
braska for collection of such taxes, but
If such tax shall not be paid within one
year after the same shall bec.ime due and
payable, as provided by the laws of the
state of Nebraska, then the list of all such
unpaid and delinquent taxes on such lands
of the Omaha Indians shall be certified by
tho county treasurers of the counties in
wl-lch such lands are situated to the secre
tary of the Interior of the ffilted .States,
who shall be authorized to pay tho same
from any funds belonging to tho Indian
allottees owning such lands SO tflTed and
arising from rentals thereof or under his
control. And in event no such funds shall
be in the possession or under control of thj
secretary of the Interior he rhail certify
that fact to the county treasurers, which
certificates shall operate as release stiri
discharge of tax assessed oralnst the lai.H
of the Indian so without funds.
A conference lasting nearlv two hnnr.
occurred today between Indian Commis
sioner Valentine, Senator Gamble, Kchool
Superintendents Michael and Beldln, Major
James McLaughlin and some eighteen of
the leading men of the Standing Hock and
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gether. The loser Is to plead guilty and
lake his medicine. At the trlnl of the
other man he Is to go on the stand and
swear that he himself alone did the trick.
At first sight, the willingness of one
man to Immolate himself and to "stick,"
seems surprising, but there Is little "honor"
among thieves, or allleged thieves, of the
But the opinion has spread around the
Jail that pleading guilty In district court
may not be so serious an affair after all.
Tho new parole law haa been the subject of
much gossip In the JaJI. and the fact that
it has been liberally resorted to, by Judge
Estelle of recent weeks, has caused great
Joy among men under arrest. Thereore
the man who loses In the lot drawing does
not think that at the worst he Is In fright
"We shall try Tracy and Woregth he
fore WH'.lams and Rose are sentenced,"
said County Attorney Knglish. "They miy
not be so eager to clear the other fellows
whom we believe equally guilty, if they
realise that the court Is on to their little
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
ROOSEVELT FAMILY REUNITED
Ex-President Meets Train Bearing
Wife and Daughter, Ethel.
HURRIES FROM BOAT TO STATION
Round of OrftrlaPtrcepUona and
Sleatseelna; Trip t-Wilt neftln''
NowBlst . Crowd Seea
KARTI'M, March 14. Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt and his parly arrived here
at 5 o'clock this afternoon. The former
president received a most flattering recep
tion. The steamer Dal, upon which the
American members of the Smithsonian
African scientific expedition made the trip
from Gondokoro, was delayed somewhat by
the unusually trubulent waters cf the
White Nile, but the party waa able to keep
within one hour of the scheduled time for
the arrival here. 1
Earlier In the day the1 staff, of the
sirdar. Major General Sir Francis Win
gate, had proceeded up the river In a
launch to meet tho Dal and extend the
first formal greeting to the distinguished
visitor. The officials wore taken on board
the steamer and escorted by the guests to
When the Dal was sighted the American.
British and Egyptian flags could be'mtd -
out flying above the vessel. As the crai'i
turned Its nose Into the harbor the thous
ands on shore were quick to recognize the
figure of Colonel Roosevelt standing on
He was dressed In a khaki hunting suit
and Vore a white helmet. Surrounding
him were the members of the sirdar's
staff. Recognition of the American was
the signal for an outburst of cheering that
continued as the vessel slowly found Its
pier. Colonel Roosevelt acknowledged the
greeting, raising his hat repeatedly and
A steam launch filled with, newspaper
correspondents, who had been sent here
from all parts of the world accompanied
tho Dal In the last part of the trip.
Family Is Reunited.
Upon the pier Colonel Roosevelt was
pressed by an enormous crowd, all anxious
for the nearest possible view, but his escort
saved him from any possible discomfort.
He was at once escorted to the palace of
the sirdar, at the steps of which he was
lecelved by the high Sudan officials. The
passage from the steps to the palace door
was lined by members of the sirdar's body
guard, and as Colonel Roosevelt passed
between the lines he raised his hat In re-
sponse to the salutations of the throng.
Within the palace Colonel Roosevelt re
ceived all the higher officials of the gov
ernment, after which tea was served. The
stay at the palace was brief, Colonel
Roosevelt, hurrying away to the railway
station to meet Mrs. Roosevelt and Mica
Ethel Roosevelt, who were expected at 6
Colonel Roosevelt arrived at the station
in time to meet his wife end daughter upon
their arrival. The offlcals of th city had
so arranged affairs that this family re
union after a year's separation was In
strict privacy. After a few moments of
seclusion a very happy appearing family
emerged from the station and proceeded
to the palace. This evening no one was
permitted to disturb tho privacy of the
Roosevelts. Tomorrow the round of nier
tainments and the sightseeing will begin.
If you are prepar
ing for Easter, read
the Bee want ads.
They give you information
that you shouldn't be without.
They tell you what you
should have, what it will cost
you, and where to get it.
What's the Use of Hat Tins, Anywaj
Ice Gorge Wrecks Shipping nd Does
Thousands of Dollars Worth
of Damage to Levee.
BISMARCKN. Dak., March H.vAn ice
gorge, which formed in the Missouri river
here today, wrecked the steamer Expan
sion and did thousands of dollars worth
of damage along the levee.
The west approach to the Northern Pa
cific railroad bridge Is under five feet of
water for a distance of two miles and two
coast trains are held up at Mandan.
The business section in Mandun Is under
Supreme Court, by Divided Bench,
Sustains Decision of Lower
WASHINGTON, March 14.-By a divided
bench of four to four the supreme court
of the United States today affirmed the
decision of the lower federal court holding
that the separate shipment Is the proper
unit for assessing penalties under the twenty-eight
hour law and not the train.
ATTACK OREGON LAND GRANTS
Government Will .Seek to Set Aside
Title to Property Sold by
WASHINGTON. March 14.-The Depart
ment of Justice sent a report to the senate
today that, proceedings had been Insti
tuted to recover lands sold under the
Oregon & CallfornJr.R-illrond company's
land grant and that the suits had been di
rected against both the railroad and the
purchasers of the lands. It was stated
mat the conditions of the grants had been
violated in many Instances.
The govrnment report showed that un
der the government grants 3,137,000 acres
was received by the railroad.
PAPER FIRM SUES STRIKERS
l nurses aioo.ooo Already Done to
It's I'roperty During: Present
GLEN FALLS, N. Y., Mnrch 14.-The
International Paper company lias brought
an action against the 1,500 striking em
ployes us members of the International
Brotherhood of Paper Makers and of the
Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers'
union to recover Ii00,0e0 for damages al
legtd to hove been done the conipany'is
property by tho present strike.
Longest Speech Ever Made
from Prison Death Chair
OSSINIG. N. Y., March H.-Krank Schlel
nian, the second of the two men convicted
of the murder of Mrs. Bophle Stabr In
Brooklyn lust July, was electrocuted In
Xing King prison here today. Carto Giro.
Rchleiman's companion In the burglary of
the iStaber home, which resulted in the
fatal shooting. Kas put to death her a
few weeks ago.
"I die for burglary only; I never took a
human lif." was Hchlelman'e final pro
test of Innocence. "I hop, gentlemen, you
will forgive me for my mistake. I realize
mine now. I die with a clear conscience,"
were the condemned man's last words. His
NEW YORK OUTLOOK PUZZLE
State Chairman Woodruff Not In
clined to Tield Advantage.
LEADERS IN FIGHTING MOOD
Senator Root on "Way to Present Sit
nation to President Tstt
' Roosevelt May Be Asked
NEW YORK. March 14-With the de
parture of Senator Ellhu Root today for
Washington to Inform President Taft of the
re'sult of his conference with Ktate Chair
man Woodruff and the local republican
leaders on Woodruff's retirement from the
chairmanship looms a political situation
which In its larger meaning, bears dlrertly
not only on the coming state Campaign
next fall, but on the national campaign of
The administration through Senator Root
has made It clear to those now In the
party's leadership in this state that New
York must not be lost to the democrats
In the gubernatorial elections, for such de
feat would endanger tho party's success
two years later.
To this end Senator Root Informed Chair
man Woodruff that the opposition to Gov
ernor Hughes and his measures must cease
and tho suggestion Is said to have been
directly made that the federal power would
be used to thwart such opposition If it
"I am still here," said Chairman Wood
ruff today and then made It evident that
he would, at least continue as chairman
until the end of his term.
"There's much more than the chairman
ship of the state committee Involved In this
matter," said a New York state leader to
day. "President Taft and his friends are
setting the stage for the national campaign
"Woodruff will remain chairman and the
opposition to Governor Huyiies will In a
large measure cease so that no split may
occur If the Root plan Is carried out; but
the election of Senator Cobb as president
pro tern of the state senate has so
strengthened the hands of Woodruff and
his friends In the organization that they
may elect to advance such legislation as
they please at Albany and. so doing, will
split the party wide open.
"Then our hope lies In that event, in
Theodore Roosevelt, who will be asked to
assume the leadership of the party and
his return Is only three months away."
The Woodruff adherents assert that the
efforts of the administration In the present
situation constitute an Invasion of the
rights of the state political control.
Chairman Woodruff Indicated today that
the Allda case would be Judged solely on
-No Good Time for McDononKh.
ST. LOUIS. March 14 Judge Hook of
the United States circuit court decided to
day that. Julius P. McDonough, a convict
In the United States prison ut Leaven
worth, must serve his full time. The con
vict sought his release by a writ of habeas
" '', claiming he was entitled to "good
tm Li , U tltlllll
speech was raid to be the longest ever
made from the dath chair In the pilsoa
STATEHOOD BILL TO SENATE
Senate Meaaare Is Entire Substitute
for One Passed by tbe
WASHINGTON, March 14-The Arizona
and New Mexico statehood bill was re
ported to the senate today from the com
mittee on territories by Senator Beveridge,
who said it waa an entire substitute for
the house bill.
TWO RICH ILLINOIS MEN BACR
Had Been Let Go on Suppositioi
They Knew Nothing.
0. 0. NEWBERRY UNIQUE MLO
Hails from Arg-yle, Iowa, and Telli
a Great Story.
LITE WAS FAST, BUT LIKED n
(iinfprwa rrtthnut n (tnlrer thnt lie
t;ie tin S)l2.((n n vnt Bern
end aid II Unn
I'or shekels of stlvrr nnd gild.
If hi play, being young ar.l ui'nk !! fill.
Take his money, mv son, praising AlUh.
The ki I u ai o; dallied to be n .Id.
--.Maxims of Ilnflr
M:kcs sorrow f ul. mikes gladsome, mikes
ron ntnnt nml mikes tt-iret "nta,nt h. l cl
the government pile In ev'uenee nv.ili'st
John ;. Mabiny and his d'-pin tmental heiHs
In the "h's store" gang in federal court at
Council Bluffs yestMiliiv.
Mikes from the vlntiiTes of all the yc.vs
th:;t the system, as developed by Cin Ma
hroy company has ten In uperatl-m tool;
the stand to tell their fortunes In the "sum
thing" unme. Koi h was ther to connect
rotne part of the vohnnlnoiM eotr's
pondence In tho possession of the prose
cution with iietunl life of the nulls, let
ters and betting schedules were piled In
to increase tho list of exhibits, which Is
now near to 200 In number.
The unwilling mlkes. II. A. I'.eitholil nnd
V. C. Wnegnrr of Aui'"r.. III., embar
rnned beyond endurance by the ordeal of
the wltts stand nnd publicity, wcia
brought to Council Illuff.s to testify by a
postofflce inspector, who wns dlspsb hnd to
bring them in after thry bad left Council
Hrrthoid U connoted with large htew
InfT Interests in Aurora, while Wnrgner. a
relative, l:i a wholesale) dealer In shoes.
They were excused last week by Colonel
Maroellus L. Temple, district attorney, on
tii representation that they did not know
j anything about the ear a on trial. Tho
j prosecution learned that they did nnd their
recall by the poi;tofflce inspector followed.
-eberry n Unique Specimen.
A smile twinkled behind tho busy mus
tache that bedecks tho face of O. O. New
berry of Argyle, la., forty years n horse
man ,as he related his Joyous experiences
In the losing of $13,000 with the pioneers
of the miking game In Wllkesbarre, pa ,
in 1906. ...-
"We had It all framed up when I got in
thinking It nil over," said Newburry. ' I
was 6'.' years old then anil thnt was, the
first time In my life thnt I was mixed up
In anything like that. I couldn't sleep nor
eat. So the night 'foro it wns to come off
I got ui at 12 o'clock and went down to
tho 'millionaires' private err. I was de
termined to stop It. I saw someone nt
the depot that said they wasn't In, so I
had to give up.
"Ktl Leach, that defendant fitting over
yonder, lost the wrestling match to Gor
man, and my money was lort. After the
match the millionaires got together '81111
tnlked It over.
"Then one of 'em comes to me and says,
'Old mun, we like your style; you're a flno
fellow and we want to give you another
chance. Hut you'll have to put tip $13,0,50
"They told me they liked my face, and
1 1 told 'em I liked it myself.
Ilnnttil a Good Wrestler.
" 'We bar Farmer Rurns or Gotch, but
you can bring on a good wrestler all rilit
for the $10,000 go,' says one of tho 'million
aires. "Maxwell, he was the neorrtarv, as you
fellers call him, said If I didn't come to the
front for him we'd both be In Jail. I
thougjit we'd both as well be In hell, but
1 hnd to go through with It.
"Wo got a hold of a wrestler called 'tho
Greek Demon.' Maxwell ho picked him out.
"We got right back to Wllkeburre and
got down to business.
"The Greek had It framed to mn thnt
It would be better for him to lose the
"We don't lose any falls at all this time,
I says. You see I had $10,000 up this time.
"But the Greek lost the first fall; then
on the second he slaped Gorm:in down
"Burns, one of the millionaires, took out
a gun as long as my arm and throws it
down on (lortnun. 'You lone anther fall
and you're a dead one; says P.urns. I
seen right there that I'd either be out
$10,000 or have a corpsa on my hands.
When It whs all over I wasn't troubled
with any corpseso or any money either.
" "Now how much did you lose?' asked
Assistant District Attorney (Stewart.
" 'Thirteen thousand and expenses,' re
plied the witness.
"You see they offered to pay my ex
penses when Tom Robinson took mo to
Wllkerbarro the first lime, but when the
shuutin' wus all over the boys hnd showed
me such a time for my money, 1 didn't
want to be mean to them and demand
Tho refusal of Canadian mikes to coins
Into the Unltrd States to testify sgulrst
James 11. Morrison, Superior, Wis., and
P. 8. Mull, Solon Springs. Wis., (Icfendiinis,
resulted In their UILiia:ge. A verdict of
not guilty has been entiled and tiie Wis
consin pair has departed.
The position talon by the Canadian
mikes is explained hy Inspector Hwensoii,
who declares they have In en "influenced."
Two victims were rha;,-,ed tu the account
of Mull and Morrison. Principal amoo
these was S. M. McMain, Toronto. Oat.,
who IobI JD.UO0, according to tho Mabiay
Mikes again figured largely In the ses
sion. KiKiik P. Marts of l'olk City, la.,
was the star mike. He told a story of
mortgaging hut furm to get Into u Mabniy
wrestling match at Council Jtlu'fs.
Judae Keafflrnis Ills Killing.
Judge Kmlth 11. Miiiierson leaf firmed
his ruling admitting the documentary evi
dence rapture 1 ty J. R Kwenson, postofrice
Inspector, at Pulaski Heights, from
Mabray'H residence nt the opening of
court. At tbe Hiiggrrtlon of the court, Mr.
Hwenson was placed on the stand for ex
amination end described the. raid, brlut.y
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