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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 243.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 21), 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Decision, in BrownsYille Shoot-Up
Litigation Depences Largely on
Fart by Canine.
AIDED BY MONEY
THE GMND JUKI
Testimony Given to Show This in
Officers of Six Pittsbury Concerns Ar
State Inquiry Now Going on in
Summoned to Testify in Coun--cilmanio
THE IE TESTIMONY NOT PUBLIC
COMPANY PET HEJ
BURKLEY - TELLS OF PAYMENTS
Places Not Open
to All Strikers
Number of Men Out on Sympathetic
Strike Find Their Jobs Pilled
by Nonunion Men.
HILADELPHIA. March 2S.-The sym
'.' ,r; strike In aid of the trolley men
'''f ' en officially declared off yester
ie Central Labor union, there was
Shots Were Tired at An.
. Said, Owing; to Madnc
VOLLEY FTRINO IS ALLEGE
Prosecution Points This Ont Against
Mad Dog Theory.
FINDINGS iRE EXPECTED SOON
Co art of Inaulry Report Whether
Discharges Jies;ra Soldiers May
He-Enlist In United State
WASHINGTON, March 2S.-On a bis
black dog may depend the decision as to
whether or not any of the negro soldiers
discharged ss a result of the famous shoot
ing; up of Brown- "., Tex., are to be
allowed to re-enlli i the army of the
, United States. Such dog is said to have
Uum!fd along ahead of tho raiders who
.'nt on their death dealing mission Au
gust 13, IMjfl.
, This obscure bit of testimony was brought
to the fore today at the sitting of the mili
tary court of Inquiry created by law to
determine If any of the discharged soldiers
should be permitted re-enllst. Captain
Chr les R. Howland, r corder of the court,
asrritcd that this dog belonged to Company
B of the Twenty-fifth regiment and scamp
cied along ahead of the raiders, as he
raid, w ith whom it came In dally contact.
Captain Howland 'summarised the testi
mony on the Brownsville affray. During
the last four months this court has ex
amined score after score of witnesses In
the matter and a still longer period has
been devoted to analyilng previous testi
mony, taken by other heatings In the case.
It will soon report Its findings to congress.
The tenor of . the recorder's address
throughout the day was that the discharged
soldiers shot tip the town. His story of
the dog was only one of the points mar
shalled by the army officer In support of
Ms contention that the soldiers were guilty
of the crime that has been laid at the
door of cltlaenB of the town. He will con
clude Ma address tomorrow.
The talc of the dog was told the court
when Captain Howland reached the part
of his argument dealing with tho raid
through tbo town. As the raiders went
through Cowan alley be recalled that Mr.
and Mrs. Idln heard the noise, and, ' look
ing out, saw a flog leaping along ahead of
the men, and thought the men. wore shoot
ing at this supposed mad dog.. He said
Mr. Odin described It as ft' "largo black
"This big black dog which bas heretofore
beep neglected In tbe case," said the rec
order, "enters Into It with Very Illuminating
effect. tocausa mii half ah hour before he
til standing at watch at the gate of the
post' and keeping children out who were
going home from the Cowan party.
"There are generally dogs about wherever
soldiers are gathered and In this particular
case We find that there1 was a large black
dog with B company, as shown by refer
ence to Captain Macklln's testimony. The
dog that Mr. Odin saw and which he felt
was a mad dog that they were trying to
shoot was merely the B company dog run
ning ahead of the soldiers with whom he
came In dally contact."
Stress was laid by the recorder upon the
fact that the firing was done by volleys.
An attempt by civilians to fire by volleys,
he ia!d, would not have been successful.
Ho attached Importanee to the claim that
orly enlisted men had claimed that the
sound of firing that night was done from
'Winchester Instead of Sprlngflelds. with
which the soldiers were armed. It was
.suggested by members of the court at this
j'Olnt In the argument that experiments be
Mnade by It to see whether the differences
.letween Winchesters and Springfield can
.t Another point taken up by the recorder
during the day was the bullet holes found
after the shooting.
j"3ot one scrap of evidence," said he,
'i as ever been furnished before any trib
unal or official that a single building or
obWt of any kind In the limits of Fort
lil awn was struck by a bullet fired from
tho direction of tlie town of Brownsville.
T)i town was ilu,.:d with bullets during
the firing and u;., women and children,
residents of the .. n and who belonged to
every data of .ety, except negro, were
spotted to the .,".t;er of being hit.
"ODiislderattoi of the above facts alone
. Is stifflcli iit to show that the firing party
: came from the protected sone, namely.
A Htvdy of the trajectory of the bullets
flitil that night as made by experts for
the tourt of Inquiry Captain Howland said
demonstrated that there was firing from
the (brches of D ar.d B barracks and prob
ably C and much firing from the post be
twttn the barracks and the wall.
"In the realm of reason," he Inquired,
"Is thero any man who will claim that
cltlicns of Brownsville In their blind fury
to get rid of soldiers succeeded In entering
the post of Fort Drown and concealed
themselves on the porchrs of the barracks,
from which they delivered this fire? Cer
tainly not." .
A careful scrutiny of all the evidence
laid before this court shovrs, he said, that
the roll cal s following the shooting were
l.ot held quickly enctugh after the filing to
have ditoot.d any of the raiders.
Bodies of Alexander Tindahl, Wealthy
farmer, and Two Children Found
in Republican River.
CONCORDIA. Kan., March 2S-The bod
ies of Alexander Lindhahl, a wealthy
farmer, and of his daughter, 10 years old,
and son of , were found Sunday evening
In the. Republican river near here. They
were ui In a motor boat Saturday even
.ig till were not seen alive afterward,
liutli J. adieu had been shot several times
and the boy had also been struck with a
e Mb. The bodies of the children were
Imi.d l! in boat, but that of Mr. Llnhahl
w. .... v.. :;o!i th river. The officers are
seeching lur an Insane man who was
eia In the neighborhood Saturday, ilx
m "'" U iatensf
al resumption of work today. This
w. specially noticeable In the building
trades, operations throughout the city hav
ing been generally tied up since the sym
pathetic strike was begun on March 6.
All men who went out ton sympathetic
strike did not find employment when they
reported, however, their places having been
filled In many Instances by nonunion work
men. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit company
is still operating with a limited number of
cars. The company declares that (t Is
slowly bringing Its forces up to normal and
says 1,400 cars are running today.
About fifty girls employed In a shirt fac
tory today were taken Into custody for dis
orderly conduct. They are accused of
making offensive remarks to motormen
Iowa and Kansas
Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk
Have First Balloting Under
New Commission Plan.
PES MOINES, la., March 2S.-Scores of
cities and towns In Iowa held their
municipal elections today. Greatest Inter
est centers in the cities under the commis
sion plan of government. The vote In Des
Moines was the heaviest In history early
today and doubtless all records will be
broken. Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk
are holding their first elections under the
commission plan; with reports of heavy
voting. Des Moines and Cedar Rapids are
holding their second elections under the
SIOUX CITT, la., March 28. (Special
Telegram.) Perfect weather seems to In
sure a large vote at the first election un
der , the commission plan, of government
today. Supporters of both E. P. Fair, and
A. A. Smith for mayor profess confidence
at 1 p. m. It Is predicted the leaders for
places for council men will be Q. B. Healy,
Jonathan W. Brown, R. 8. Whitley, W. E.
True, and D. E. Kerby. The other candi
dates are Frank Wagner and Rudolph
KANSAS CITT, March 28.-Two cities of
the first-class In Kansas, Kansas City and
Topeka. held their first nonpartisan pri
maries today to nominate candidates under
the commission form of government. Two
candidates for mayor are to be nominated
In each city. " : . .-- ,
In Kansas City great interest is . being
shown and a heavy vote Is likely. - In
Topeka the lack" of Interest Is attributed
to the elimination of partisan politics and
to the unfamlllarlty of the people with
the new system of city government The
weather is Ideal.
primaries Jn several second-class cities
of Kansas will be held at a later date.
Two of Mabray
Willard Powell and T. S. Robinson
Submit Bond to Judge Smith Mc-
Pherson for Approval.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 28.-Willard
Powell and T. S. Robinson, members
of the Mabray gang of swindlers now In
the federal prison here, have perfected
appeal bonds to the United States circuit
court of appeals. The bonds are now be
fore Judge Smith McPherson for approval.
It Is expected the men will be released
from prison within the next day or two
pending action on their appeal.
New York Central
Five Thousand Conductors and Train
men Will Vote on Prop
osition to Strike.
NEW YORK, March 2S.-The New York
Central road late today refused to grant
the wage Increase of from S to 64 per cent
demanded by 8,000 conductors and train
men and the presidents of those unions
notified the railroad company that they
would order a strike vote. The company
offered an Increase of from 8 to 25 per
Roosevelt is Piloted About
Egypt by Former Omahan
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's Journeys
about Egypt are under the guidance of a
former Omaha man. Prof. R. S. McCIan
ahan, who some years ago was at Belle
vue college. At Bellevue Prof. McClana
han was married to Miss Jeannette Wal
lace. Prof, and Mrs. McClanahan are now
at the American mission at Assult. Prof.
MoClanahan is now vice president of the
Institution and Is shortly to succeed to
Dispatches from Cairo quote a prominent
Kgyptlan of Assult as saying that Colonel
Roosevelt learned more of the American
ml.'glon there In two days than Lord
Cromer did In twenty-five years. Colonel
Roosevelt has had. the attention of Prof.
McClanahan since his Egyptian sojourn
Miss Jessie Flynt, a teacher In the Train
school. Sixth and Hickory streets, has
Just returned from a sojourn of three
years in the country which the former
president Is now visiting. She was asso
ciated with Prof. McClanahan as a mem
ber of the faculty of the Assult mission.
"Prof. McClar.shan was chosen to meet
Colonel Roosevelt and accompany him
Sum Was Paid to Judge for Advice,
LETTERS FIGITRE IN THE CASE
Letter Between Companis Officers and
Legislature Agent Figures.
HE SAYS OWN FEE IS SMALL
Also States That "Cue Would Not
Be Taken by" Any Reputable
Lawyer Under Any
NEW YORK, March 2S. "Interesting ma
terial," was the way Superintendent of In
surance Hotchklss classified a big bundle
of documents In his possession today. Three
days of delving Into leads which had been
opened up when the Investigation Into fire
Insurance conditions, which' Mr. Hotchklss
Is conducting here adjourned last Thurs
day, has been furnished the superintendent
with quantities of new ammunition for use
at the resumption of the Inquiry today.
Much of It, the superintendent Indicated,
was likely to be used In' further question
ing of the Albany agent of fire Insurance
companies, William H. . Buckley, whose
testimony so far has been the most signi
ficant and Important adduced at the hear-In-
Another witness was expected to be Ed
ward A .Brown of Mlddletown, .who was
state purchasing agent at Sing Sing prison
at the time Oeorge F. Seward, president of
the Fidelity and Casualty company, testi
fied he visited Sing Sing prison and was
told by "a man named Brown" that S10.C00
paid to State Senator Timothy D. Sullivan
would satisfactorily adjust some pending
Insurance legislative matters.
Mr. Brown Is Identified.
Mr. Brown,' who said that at present he
Is keeping a hotel at Mlddletown, was the
first witness today. He testified that' he
never had talked with Mr. Seward or any
one else about legislation affecting the In
Mr. Seward was then recalled and asked
if Mr. Brown, who had Just preceded him
on the stand, was the man who approached
hlrn and demanded $10,000.
"I wish to say," Mr. Seward said, "that
I am morally certain that he la the man.
William H. Buckley, who received so
many thousand dollars from the lnsuranoe
companies as their executive, agent and
who . was the last witness on Saturday
then resumed his testimony, ....
Mr., Hotchklss read a copy . of an order
served on the National Commercial , bank
f Albany front Buckley .orbjddjng lb
officials of the bank to reveal to any one
the record of his transactions with the
Buckley Again on Stand.
Another of Buckley's clients. It wad
shown was the Prussian Life Insurance
company. ' Mr, Buckley got 11,250 after be
had obtained permission for the company
to do business In this country. He wrote
a letter to Carl Sturhahn on September 9,
1604. saying he wanted 11.250 and an annual
retainer of $1,000 a year. He said that any
other lawyer would have charged ' twice
that amount and that It was a matter
which would not be taken up under any
circumstances "by any reputable' lawyer."
Mr. Buckley said he did not know what he
meant by that statement.
William-B. Smith, general counsel of the
Travelers Insurance company of Hartford,
was called to the stand. Interrupting Mr.
Buckley's testimony. Mr. Smith testified
that his company had paid $21,400 to Buck
ley. There were four oavment nn nf
$10,000 on May 20. 1003, another of $8,900 on
me same day, $1,000 In Juno of the same
year and $1,500 In the following November.
Tho money was paid to puss an Insurance
reserve bill which was put through the
legislature after a hard fight.
Mr. Buckley then resumed his Testimony.
He sold that of the $1,250 he got from the
Prussian Llfo he paid $750 to ex-Judire A.
J. Danaher for legal services.
Former President Cables Acceptance
of Invitation to Attend Frontier
CHETENNEv Wyo., March 28,-Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt cables from Cairo to
Senator Warren in reply to a telegram
from the Cheyenne Frontier committee,
that he aooepts the Invitation to attend the
Cheyenne frontier celebration to be held
here the last week in August.
through the country because he is con
sidered the best authority on Egypt past
and present in that country,'; sold Mlsa
Flynt "He went up to Shellal, the last
station on the railroad up the Nile, and
there Joined the Roosevelt party.
"I have a letter received today from
friends at Assult. telling me of Colonel
Roosevelt's visit. While there he was the
guest a part of the time of deorge Bey
Wiessa, a millionaire Egyptian.
The borne In which Colonel Roosevelt
found, that one time vegetable merchant la
one of the most pretentious palaces of the
wealthy community In which he lives.
Wteaea la a graduate of the mission and
of Oxford university."
Mlsa Flynt, made a collection of curios
and relics during her stay in Assult She
has several valuable scarabs taken from
ancient tombs. Out at Train school the
children are getting some Egyptian history
In the original.
" Ever since I heard Bible stories from
my mother as. a child I have felt a most
remarkable interest in Egypt and now that
I have seen It I would like to stay there,
if health would only permit," said Miss
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From the New York Herald.
FOR CONTROL OF BIG MUDDY
Burkett Hopes to Secure . Funds to
Protect Water Plant r '
SENATE COMMITTEE - OPPOSED
Stands Ont far Favorable ' Report of
Engineer Board, Which Has
Not Yet. Been s
WASHINGTON, March 23. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett appeared before
the senate committee on Interstate and
foreign commerce today In support'of- his
amendment to tho river and harbor bill
appropriating $250,00 'to protect tne banks
of Missouri In the vicinity of Florence-and
water works adjacent thereto against the
encroachment of that stream.
' Senator Burkett was requested to present
this - amendment by the -bark board, .the
oounty commissioners Of tPouglaas' -county,
the county surveyor 'and those In charge
of the Florence-waterworks. Senator Bur
kett early realised ttv lie was up against
a hard proposition for the Interstate and
foreign commerce committee of the senate
is insistent that appropriations for river
and harbors should have the sanction of
the engineer board of the army, which does
not exist in .this case. However, with a
map and a good deal of forceful language
he showed the committee that if the river
In and about Florence was not stopped
from -washing away the banks, Omuha
would be without water supply and that
this being an Interstate' stream under the
supervision of the government It behoves
congress to get busy and do something for
the protection at cltlseng along tho banks
of the Big Muddy.
While Senator Burkett Is not ojverly en
thusiastic about securing the amount asked
for, he believes he will get sonrrthlng of
an appropriation and possibly a survey,
which will give a status to the case.
Des Moines Opinion Filed.
Commissioner Cockrell of the Interstate
Commerce commission today formally
filed his opinion In the case of the Greater
Des Moines committee against the Chicago
Great Western Railway company and
others In which the complainant charges
discrimination against Des Moines In favor
of other cities, notably aU. Paul aud Min
neapolis on north, and St. Louis, Kansas
City and St. Joseph on south, ordering that
the complaint be dismissed. A very full
examination on the part of the commission
was had on this complaint and the de-
clslon reached Is signed by the full com
mission. In the case of the Acme Cement Plaster
company against the Chicago & North
western Railway company and others.
Commissioner Prouty today decided against
the railway and ordered that on or before
May IS and for a period of not less than
two years thereafter It shall abstain from
exacting Its present rates for transportation
of cement plaster In carloads from Nor
folk, Neb., upon the defendant company's
lines In Nebraska and South Dakota. The
commission fixes In cents these rates per
hundred pounds from Norfolk to the fol
lowing points, with a minimum carload
weight of 30,000 pounds:
Crelghton, Neb., 7; Verdigre, Neb., 8;
Niobrara, Neb., 8; Verdel, Neb.. 8; Monowl,
v-l. a. t .,n.,K iv'aK U' UHatfiur TVh lit
iru., a , xjj ,,v,, . ' " i v , - - - , . -
Spencer, Neb., 11; Anoka, Neb., 11; FaI-'I
fax, S. D., U; Bonesteel, S. !., 14; Her.
Hck, o. iJ., n; itumB, o. u., u, uicbui;,
8. !., 16; Dallas. S. D., 17.
R, J. Clancy of the Union Pacific tax de
partment, who has been In Washington for
tho last day or two on business connected
(Continued on Second Page.)
Start the week with
a little Bee want ad
to sell the useless
thing . about the
house. The Bee can
sell it for you.
Somebody wants it.
Somebody will pay for it.
Somebody is watching The
Bee's want columns to find it.
In general, 20 cents will do tbe
Call Douglas 238 and you will find
a cheerful staff ready for yon.
Will the Poor Cartoonist Do
Knots Are Tied,
at Same Time
Special ' Train, "The Cupid Special,"
Conveys Wedding Party to
Shrine of Venus.
WASHINGTON, March 28.-Eight bridal
couples came from Richmond to Washing
ton, today and' were married for charity.
Of course, charity was not the only rea
son, but a charity reaped the first bene
fits. They came with a wedding ' party
of 460 persons which filled seven coaches
of a special train. The Rev. James F.
Cook of Baltimore came' to the capital to
tie the- buncb of knots.
First the wedlng party stormed th'a II
cenfe clerk's office for permits. That offi
cial did a day's .work. -In an- .hour. Then
in the parlors, of a" downtown hotel - the
clergyman did the rest"
Each year Mrs. James R. Oill, superin
tendent, of the Male Orphan asylum ' In
Richmond, runs the "Cupid special" to
Washington for the benefit of her charges.
Ch arltable folk and friends of the asylum
compose the wedding attendants and see
that wedding gifts are not lacking. .Three
other young ' couples who could not wait
were married In Richmond this morning
and came along on the. special train for
their honeymoons. ' ' '
Ega Rolling on
White House Lawn
Hundreds of Little Tots Gather for
Annual . Easter Monday
WASHINGTON. March 28.-The Easter
Monday egg-rolling on the rear lawns of
the White house today presented the usual
pretty picture of youthful Joy. The day
was warm and bright. Mrs.' Taft had a
number of callers during, the day ad did
the youager white house set and they sat
tho greater part of the time on the .rear
portico watching the children at play. .
Children of the rich and poor, white and
colored, all were admitted and had the run
of the place for their games and their
picnics. The magnificent White , house
fountain was playing for the first time this
During the afternoon the United States
Engineers' band gave a . concert
Aeroplane is Under Partial Control
and Neither Man Nor Machine
MONTGOMERY, Ala., March 2S.-Hie
aeroplane being used by the Wright
brothers at the practice ground In this city
today fell from a height of 1,000 feet, but
struck easily In soft plowed ground. Orvllle
Wright, who was up, was not hurt, nor the
machine Injured, the descent being in a
measure under control.
Union Pacific Bridge Barned,
TOPEKA, Kan., March 28 The Union
Pacific- bridge across the Blue river at
Manhattan was burned today. Union Pa
cific trains are being detoured over the
Hock Island tracks from Topeka to Manhattan.
Postoffice is Robbed of
Hundred Thousand in Stamps
' RICHMOND, Va., March Zi. Under the
glare of a street lamp, robbers backed a
wagon up to the door of the Richmond
potofflce either on Saturday or Sunday
night, pierced the vault with drills and
escaped with more than 130,000 In stamps
and $100 In cash. A watchman in the build
ing was undisturbed while the robbers en
tered through a street window and opened
the vault. The office had been closed slnoe
6 o'clock Saturday evening. When a clerk
opened tho doors this morning the "robbery
Lter the estimate of the loss In the rob
POISON MYSTERY IN CHICAGO
Arsenic Found in Stomach of Alex
ander Moody, Wealthy Baker.
DRUG EATEN WITH BEEF STEAK
Coroner Believes Victim Was Mur
dered and tnvestia-ation is Now
Under Way Resembles the
' , "' f Swop Case.
CHICAGO, March 2S.-That Alexander J.
Moody, whoso death on February 20 last
was attributed to ptomaine poisoning,
really died from the effects of arsenic,
wan the startling assertion made here to
day by Coroner Hoffman. That the poison
was contained In hamburger steak eaten
by the deceased seems clear to the au
thorities, but the manner in which It was
placed In tlie meatus 'a ' mystery which
neltherth ' coroner nor the police have
beeii abiw to itotv. ' ' ' ; ,
Although the coroner and Assistant Chief
of .Police Herman Scheutler declare that
they accuse no one, it Is admitted that a
woman of Mr, Moody's household and one
of his employes have been under sur
veillance for a month.
Mr. Moody, like his brother Frank, who
Is a son-in-law Sf Congressman Moxley,
and Charles H. Moody Inherited a con
siderable fortune from his father, founder
of the big pie baking firm of Moody &
Watera of whlch Charles H. was the head
and Alexander the secretary.
Prominent ' In Illinois.
The latter, occupied a fine residence at
210 Seeley avenue, owned a summer resi
dence In Wisconsin and a farm at Rt.
Charles,' 111. February 20 fell on Sunday.
The previous Thursday hamburger steak
had been purchased, but nut used until
Saturday, the Intervening Friday being ob
served as a fast day. Saturday the family
partook of the meat without 111 effects.
Sunday morning Mr. Moody was com
pelled to visit the factory, on which repairs
were being made, and as his wife was not
f eellr g ' well ' Mr. Moody ' took breakfast
alone, the meal being prepared by Agnes
Hartwlck, a" servant, who has been In the
family thirteen ' years. The leftover por
tion of the steak had been foiled Into balls
by Miss Hartwlck and placed In the Icebox
over night. This box contained no ice.
the weather being oTild, and was accessible
from either the kltchon or the rear porch.
' The easy access to the refrigerator from
without Is shown in the testimony of Miss
Hartwlck at a private Inquiry, in which
she stated that eggs and meat had been
missed from the box on several occasions.
On the direction of Mrs. Moody the servant
served Mr. Moody the steak, cornbread and
COffee. ' Later Mrs. Moody ai ose, but ate
no breakfast. Miss Hartwlck, however, ate
a piece of bread, dipped In the gravy from
the meat, and some hours later was taken
Mr. Moody remained at the bakery all
day, but returned in a carriage at 10 p. m.,
so HI he could scarcely stand. A home
remedy falling to afford relief, the family
physician, Pr. F. A. Hartman, was sent
for, but he was unable to succor the pa
tient, who died within an hour. The doctor
was' about to leave the house when In
formed that the servant was 111, exhibiting
symptoms similar to those of Mr. Moody.
In this case medical aid proved efficacious.
Arsenle In Meat.
Moved by reasons which he has not made
public, Dr. Hartman admits having secured
that night the remaining portion of the
steak, which he sealed In a glass Jar. This
exhibit was given Pr. Walter Haynes.
the chemist, whose name has become fa
miliar In connection with scientific Investi
gation In the Bwope case of Kansas City,
(Continued on Second Page.)
bery of the postoffice here placed the
amount taken at more than 1100,000.
WASHINGTON, March 28.-No v official
report of the robbery had bte.i received
by the chief postoffice Inspector during the
forenoon and the rase would not be dis
The postoffice at Richmond Is the deposi
tory for all tha fourth-class and presiden
tial postofftces In the state of Virginia.
Remittances are made to the treasury at
Washington every few days. Officials here
say that If K.000 has been stolen It repre
sents a few days accumulation and remit
tances of the small offices.
Jurors Bear From Several Men and
Others Will Appear Today.
IMMUNITY BATHS ALL TAKEN
Further Confessions of Counoilmcn
Not Mae and Not Expected.
FARMERS' NATIONAL STATEMENT
Denial Mmle That Company Paid
Money tn Influence I enllstlon
PITTSBURG. March 2X. The grand
Jury's progrnm, which calls for the exam
ination of nearly 100 directors and officials
of six rittsburg banks In connection with
the aliened bribery of counellmon to secure
llglslatlun, which made theso banks official
depositories for thte city's money, was be
gun today. The Juror's only report had to
do with the formal Indictment of thirty
four present and former couticllmen against
whom Indictments had been previously or
di red In the grand Jury's presentment ot
Tha counts charged In the lndlcment to
day of Hugh Ferguson. William Brand and
Charles S. Stewart are both conspiracy
and bribery In connection with the accept
ance and distribution of $102,000 as bribes
to other councllmen. The thirty-one In
dieted are chargtd with aceptance of tho
During the day the grand Jury had be
fore it H. C. Bughman, president of the
Second National bank, J. M. Young and
other officials and directors. From the
Farmer's N'utional bank, which issued dur
ing the day a statement denying that It
had paid any money to Influence legis
lation, there appeared Plrectors Thomas M.
Rels, Christian Zeis and J. II. Reed, and
from the Worklngman's National Savings
& Trust company there appeared James M.
Anderson, cashier. Tho bankers' testimony
was not made public. No further confes
sions were made by councllmen today. Tha
grand Jury will resume Its sessions tomor
row to hear moro of the bankers.
The officials of the ctty dei-oat ji ls under
the probe of the district attorney and a
graf t-Inves.lailng grand Jury p:obab!y will
fight the charges tnat they gave bribes to
councllmen In order to have their Interest
chosen as the depositories of city funds.
The attitude of the bankers Is believed
to be outlined In two statements made tr
day before the district attorney, one fro...
the Second National bank and the other
from the Farmers Deposit National bank.
, The grand Jury heard the story of F. S.
V(Hock, director. o( the Second National
bank, today.. t ' .. .., "' ." ' . "
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Accused of Theft
Offioer of the Volunteers of St. Paul
is Charged with Larceny in
the First Degree.
ST. PAUL, Minn., 'March 2S. A warrant
for tha arrest of Captain Timothy Murphy
of the St. Paul corps of the Volunteers of
America was Issued today by the county
The complaint was made by John O'Neal,
adjutant general of the Minneapolis corps
of the organization and alleges "larceny
in the first degree." The amount alleged
to have been taken Is 1,2,"0.
Captain Murphy disappeared fust Monday
evening after ho had withdrawn the money
from "the bank. The money was a sum
collected on March 17, a "tag day" de
voted to raising funds for a working girl's
FOUR HUNTERS ARE FINED
South Dakota Farmer Boys Who
Nriflected to Secnre Licenses
SIOUX FAUIS, S. P., March 28. (Spe-
.clal.) Walter and Arthur Helser, Edward
Ebcrhardt and Ionard Weighs, young
farmer boys living in Hutchinson county,
discovered that to hunt In South Dakota
without first securing the license required
both by residents end non-residents proves
very costly. They were compelled to con
tribute an aggregate of $137.28 for violat
ing the state game law In this respect.
Their arrest was brought about In an
unusual maner. A dog belonging to Ed
ward Swanton, a farmer, had be?n shot,
and In seeking tho parties who had done
the shooting he espied tbese four young
men, and, believing the shooting to have
been done by them, In order to be re
venged sucre out a warrant charging
them with hunting without a license. Thero
was no evidence tending to show that
they were the ones who hsd shot the dog.
When taken before a Justice they en
tered pleas of guilty to hunting without a
llcenKe and were required to pay a fine
and costs of 134.32 each.
BEQUEST FOR MRS L0NGW0RTH
Dana-btrr of Former President Will
necrlve I.arae gum From Estate
of Her Grandfather.' .
BOSTON. March 21. Mrs. Nicholas Long
worth Is a beneficiary In the will of her
lata grandfather, George C. Lee, a Wealthy
banker of this city, who died recently. The
will which was filed for probate today
directs that the Income of one-half the
estate be dlvld.'d among half a dosen rela
tives, of whom former Presldont Roose
velt's elder, daughter Is one. The estate la
valued at several million dollars.
POWER SITES FOR THE STATES
senator Smoot Introduces Bill for
Their Transfer I'nder Condi
tion Limiting- l ie,
WASHINGTON, March 23. The move
ment for the transfer of water powor sites
from the national government to the several
states and territories took shape today
when Senator Smoot Introduced a bill for
that purpose. Contrary to general expecta
tion, the bill would provide for the leasing
of power sites by the states and would not
permit their sale under any coudilW
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