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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 1?, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
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V?omtn Descendant of Revolutionary
Heroes in Annual Convention
in Continental Hall.
FALL H IX) YE TOH FBXSIDENT
Kri. Katthew T. Scott ai Chairman
Paya Warm Tribute.
TAFT TALKS 07T PATRIOTISM
Bcoei of Jndffei, Like the Fla, He
Says, Are Symbols.
BECIPIEST OF VALUABLE GIFT
Delegate Freer, t Olfl Kaeeatlve
viith Chair Made from Woo
UrltUb rrlntr. mmU la
WASHINGTON. Alril M.-TUe ronven
l.on of the Daughters of the American
Kevol utlon opened this morning 1 : W:
..dock In Continental h.11. "
the nrysmaauon w men jj" ;
t.leted. The presence of President Taft j
edd.d to the Interest of the opening see
mm, aiwnri. n.ii, -r ,
rates a welcome to Washington. Nearly
J " , .. .
1 Z r ' 7k President TaTt
Fo.lnm-na ne address by President tan
ll.r cf nventlon waa calW to ordT by the
f resident, Mrs. Matthew T. Boott. arter
fc'.h formal ndirsse were majle by John
LirrMt, director of th bureau of Amerl
an repuM!1". -nd Morris B. Beardsley,
rrstdetit-ReneraJ of the Bona of th Amerl
c i.r. Revolution.
Th cynicres waa colled to order by Mrs.
Mathew T. Scott, th president-general.
ri;dont Taft was heartily greeted by the
daughters as he entered the hall to the
ttralna of the "Star Spajipled Banner."
playtd by the United Btatea Marine band.
In l.oie wtth Tpft.
In pres-ntlng Mr. Taft to the convention
Mrs. Sk-ott aald it had been rumored thit!
the prfeldent was not In favor of woman!
suffrage and that undoubtedly he had
reorhd that conclusion aa a matter of I
L. that' a. It may th Daughter, of the1"'" s much in the air to say what
American Revolution who had keen fond!' na''Pen or w 11111 "ul J'Ju
r Tft the man. had fallen in love with ! democrats politics.
Mr. Taft. the president, and welcomed him Had W. B. Price not jumped on
to tl tr midst. Bryan platform at the wrong time.
In response to thla echo of the. Woman Thompson might still be In the race,
Bi:frru:e convention the president paid ai4
gracious tribute, to woman. He confessed !
that when be came Into Continental hall
he did not expect to have presented toi
him matters of controversy? and said he
would address the association without dis-
C'i,slncr tho power and plane of woman.
rnhlch he aald. will agree la so high
tl-.at It ought not to be a matter of con-
lie congratulated th aaugnw-rs on' the'
V.t!t pf ContinentaJ hall, . which fc Baid
Kuv lije inipression of substance and pr-
maneivce to the Ioughtera of the American
Revolution. w:i!ch aim-d to promote tlie
patrlotiam of cltiaena of the eojintry-
"Voa have a fine a ait aa there la in
this eountry," he said, "and not associa
tion has a right to a finer site."
He praised the aitnsa of the society to
keep constantly before the naiion the per
eofis, -the places and the events. whoe
tn irmry aroused In every true American
In a: t the love of country- He said the
lug6tera of the American Revolution pro-
rt-ed v the theory that patriotism should j
r.ct b an occasional outburst every hour, j
five or ten years, but a constant feeling of
allegiance, wnicn every man ana woman
Kfubal of Patriotism.
The pre nid en t said that at one time he
waa rot In favor cf formalism, but he
1-ea.llred that forms, in civic life, aa In
religion were necessary. He approved the
lathing of udges In the robes of their
off'co to show that they were performing;
a. sacred duty for their country. In like
manner, the flag of the country waa a
symbol of patriotism. .
"W of the Anglo-Saxon race," he con
tinued, "are a little disposed to fear at
times, that we may be taken to be hypo
crites n mgard to courtesy and pollteneaa.
We have much to learn from the Latin
races In this respect. Our theory that
poll lan c and courtesy are only skin deep,
And every word spoken In this vein must
be the absolute truth, is not borne out
by the history of the human race."
Mrs. William L. Libby. state regent of
New Jersey, presented to the president as
a, frift to the nation, a chair made from
wood of the British frigate "Augusta,"
which was sunk in the leiaware, during
the revolutionary war, by the Continental
batteries at Rid Bank.
The vessel waa recently raised by the
New Jersey daughters, who are preserving
lta parts as relics of the war for freedom.
The chair is constructed In the style of
Colunial days and Mrs. Libby afked the
present to place It in the White house
beneath the portrait of Washington, which
waa rescued by loiiy Madison.
The prealdent accepted the relic and said,'
.t while be could not place It In the "
executive mansion, beneath Washington's
picture, because it would be in danger of
"conflasiaUon," be would have it placed
In tn4 a'une room with that portrait.
RIOTING NEAR PITTSBURG
Theweaaal Forelffmera EaaIeyed la
Steel far Plaat, Strike ul
PITTSBURG. Pa.. April lS.-Practically
11 without warning. l.OO ram, mostly
foreigners, employed In the erecting de
partment of the Pressed Steel Car com
pany, at Scoenvllle. quit work today. SH
tny at &-huttnvt!le, quit work today.
Within an hour after th inauguration of
tiie strike a workman had been shot in
tfce aim ar.d the company'a police had been
everrly beatea by strikers and taken to
Th trout la Is reported to have start ed
eier the discharge of four workmen tact
Thun-day. Then men are aald to be mem
ber of a tabor organisation known aa the
laUustrlal Werkers of the World.
I . ,
Peace for B. a. o. TraUai,
. E.VLTI1:o::K. lid. April ll-Aanoune-l:eiit
of an amicable adjustment of the
aif titH-silon belaeea the Baltintore t
Ohi. Railroad tm;ny snd lis locomo
tive f.rvi.ien was cade at the hwadquar
ttra tf li.e company here toJay. The nca
rn-vUe an average lacivaM cf to t
Out of Race for
Grand Island Han Issues Statement
Withdrawing from Cont?t for
" n ISLAND. Neb.. April 1. Spe-
tt m. H on. W. H. Thompson to-
i a s'ened statement announcing
anal from the race for Ue dern-
C . r.
- nination lor V n:Ud Mate en-
rnstancea of a personal and pro
'ure are assigned a the tf i.ud
n. His statement concludes
of his best efforts for the
democratic party this fall.
April Special.) The
"V. H. Thompson from the
ernocratic nomination .for
enator in taken here by
demo ra to be the result of a King of
the big stick by the iiryani. While none
of the democrats are will to be quated
lliey all agree It was up to Mr. Thomp
son either to indorse county option or lose
the Bryan support. ,
It Is believed now this matter was under
I discussion at the midnight conference be
tween C. V. Bryan and Mr. Thompson
The action taken by
the "Little Giant
is taken to mean that Mr. I!ry
tainly insict upon his proerara being
rlerd out to the letttr.
t.r.r...,A bt fi.n.ve-
... . i
ting the Thonipwn withdrawal Governor
Sh.llenberger will either make the public
statement that be will sign a county op
tion bill If passed by th legislature, or
he will get out of 'the race and support
Mayor I'ahlman. In fact, many of the
friends of the governor expected him to
take the stand against county option some
time ago and they were very much disap
pointed that he made the announcement
that he would run on any platform the
party adopted even though opposed to
It comis now from the most reliable
sources that the governor must announce
publicly that he will sign the county op
tion bill or lose the Bryan support
Whether the governor will follow the
Thompson precedent cannot now be
K. E. Lee llerdman called on the gov-
ernor thU morning, but he said everj'-
I3pw-ri I o ri f
-! J clll J-allU3
in New York
jr h Enthusiastic About South
. ui .uukuiuiuuu "v""1
America, But Knows Nothins cf
.Politics at Home.
NEW YORK. April . William i. Bryan
came home' today. He reached New York
full of enthusiasm about the wonders of
South America and with absolutely no
ideas, so far aa he was willing to admit,
about the state of affairs political in this
. Since late last night the sttamshlp, Ca
racas, on which Mr. Bryan came from San
Juan, Porto Rico, was held up outside
Sandy Hook b(j a heavy fog. At the quar
antine station a tug. with a reception com-
mittee composed of six men, awaited his
coming through the morning. They wre
members of the CircLmnavigators' club, of
which Mr. Bryan is a member. There was
cot a politician on hrnd to greet him.
Mr. Bryan left Lincoln, Neb., on No
vember 13, spending some time in the
southern states. On December 11 he lfft
Key West for Havana. Thence he went
to Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile,
Argentina and Braxll, returning by way of
"The object of my trip," he said, "was
the study of economic and sociological con
ditions in South America.
"What are the chances of the demo
cratic party T' he was asked.
"Good, always good," was the non-com-mi
FOOT RACER'S LAWYER
CONVICTED OF FRAUD
Grant P. Clay ef Joplla, Me., Mwst
Pay 4U,0OO C'onr-.led etr Co
ST. LOUIS. April IS. By a decision
handed down today by the United States
circuit court of appeals, George R. Clay,
an attorney at Joplin, Mo., will have to
serve ten months In jail or pay 140.900 to
W. It. Waters, trustee of the estate of
Eoatright. it was alleged, defrauded by
! means of fake footraces. His victims
I'11"1 u,1". recOV,r lhe ?T'T0tt n!
ob,alne1 Judgment oBatright then filed
j bankruptcy proceedings and Clay repre-
r ' . . ,
xair.s.i, oieu .oon -"" ana
" B,l'g tb,t C"r had conceal"1 WW
from the trustee.
Juvenile Officers Explode
Romance from Small Boy
Ed Sullivan and Earl Firry of Lincoln
have bad a little adventure, but it s all
over now. The boys, aged IS and 14, re
spectively, are now bark In parental cus
tody. T.ie two bobbed up In Omaha about a
week ago and a wjn found themstlves In
tbe hands of the juvenile court authorities.
To Mr. Heller, auVerinLender-t of the De
tection home, they told sad tale:
"We on't knew who our father la," said
they the two etalmed to be brothers. "All
we know la that at an early age we were
adopted by a Lincoln roes named Tobias
Hog. re. He kept us for several years snd
a few days age turned us out of the bouse,
telilng us to si. I.'l fr ourselves.
.' So we came to ( m.ha a.-.d bere we ate "
The jutetiiie court iuti to Mr. Kugt-re
and received no anaaer. Then they four.e
a home for tfee boys w.th a tarnier named
August Schmidt, near M'ilarJ. The bora
weiit willingly with htm.
This suae two days ag-o. Snce th-o it ha
devcloiu-d thai (tie lads told a fax flora
plain and unvarnUhed tuie. Their roman
tic early life la uuirue fur Ukjt are aona
ALDBICH TO QUIT
AFTER LONG TERM
Rhode Island Senator Will Retire
Kext Tear After Thirty Year i
FORMAL KOTICE NOT GIVEN i
Republican Leadff in State, However,
Givei Authentic New.
ILL HEALTH GIVEN AS REASON
Statesman Known to Bs Suffering
from Stomach Ailment.
RUMORS A3 TO SUCCESSOR
GsTrrasr Pothler, Former Gsterasr
titer a aid Colonel Samael P.
Celt inrl aa Possible
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. April 11 The re
port that Nelson W. Aldrich would retire
as United States senator from Rhode Inl
and at. the expiration of his terra In 1311
car-l"" comirmea toaay oy to nma an u
thority aa General Charles R. Erayton. re-
national committeeman from
Under no circumstances will Senator
Aldrich be a candidate for the United
t'tates senate again," said General Brayton.
"This is au authoritative stateanent and
Is n.ade after due consideration by the sen
ator, who will retire to privato life, some
what because of ill health."
This statement followed a visit by Gen
eral Brayton to Senator Aldrich at the
latter'a cour.try seat at Warwick Neck last
night. Today the senator left for Washing
ton. General Brayton Intimated that Sen
ator Aldrich might have a brief confer
ence with friends In New Tork on his way
to the capital and that he might wive out
a more detailed statement regardlag his
proposed retirement after reaching Wash
ington. "I cannot discuss thla atorr of my re
ported retirement. If General Brayton says
it is so he may know. Perhaps there may
be something given out In Washington."
Ill Wfclle West.
Although the senator remarked In re
sponse to inquiries that he was "feelttig
pretty well" friends who have aeen him
luring the visit to hla country seat just
ended sa ythat the improvement In his
health from his recent trip to Florida does
not appear to have been entirely satisfac
tory. Stomach trouble developed while Mr.
Aldrich waa in the weft last winter and It
is evident the effects of that illness have
not worked off.
Senator Aldrich baa held his seat in the
senate since 1SL when one of the argu
ments used against his election by his opponents-
wa athe charge that he waa too
young tor the apftfee. He waa then not
(iuilA- eft. jseara blit- . . ' ,;v
Neither General Brayton nor any other
prominent republicaa was willing tonight
to discuss the question of a probable suc
cessor to fc-enator Aldrich. Among those
who have been mentioned In this respect
since the report of Mr. AJdich's retirement
became current are Governor Abram J.
Pothler, former Governor George H. Utter
ud Colonel Bamuel P. Colt
Colonel Colt was a candidate In the
contest which kept the Rhode Island legis
lature deadlocked for about a year and
which resulted in the election of Senator
George P. Wetmore.
Senator Brown for
State Officials Asked to Sign Petition
for His Appointment to Suc
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb.. April IS. (Special Tele
gramsGrant Martin, deputy attorney
general, has been circulating a petition
among the state officials for the last few
daya asking President Taft to appoint
Senator Norris Brown to the place on the
supreme bench made vacant by the death
of the late Jurtlce Brewer. Several officers,
when approached regarding the matter,
declined to aay whether any had signed the
petition or not and some of them denied
know ledge of Its existence.
. Several judges of the supreme court, aome
a: ate officers and deputies and some others
signed the petition and It waa sent to
the senator. Mr. Thompson today received
a. letter from Senator Brown In wnleh he
thanked him for the Interest taken In the
matter, but assuring him that ho waa not a
candidate for the place. Senator Brown also
added that he believed the apponltinent
would not ge to this circuit.
This petition In favor of Senator Brown
It la said had no connection with the reeo-
.ullon. auop.ea y ,n, riaie ruuiw.y eom-
J mission. t"t both acts were Independent of
cf respectable Lincoln men and their par-
j e-ntage waa never unknown nor in doubt.
They Just ran away from home and told
this story w hen caught.
One of the parents vialted the home of
Mr. Schmidt seeking to get castody of the
lads. Mr. Schmidt, know ing nothing of the
real facts In the case, refused and then
Messrs. Flrey and Sjl.ivan eougut the
juvenile court, which has restored the
boys to their parents.
Juvenile court was graced Monday by a
squad of students from F!!evue college
under chaperonage of Prof. W. E. Leonard.
The first case U e tuoe:na beard was that
i ot Mra and Mrs. Stephen Ooolotkl. who
under police court sentence for druuk-
tmrss. The Juvenile court has aent their
; l-year-o!d baby ta the Child Raving In
stitute and the Obokskis were in court to
pit ad for 1U restoration to mn.
"If you will sign he pledge when you
get out of Jail, you caa ttave the baby,"
Then the court turned to the college girls
and boy a "OLsrrve," aald be. "what
whisky will do for a family.".
From the Chicago Post
SUFFRAGISTS STORM CAPITOL
Petitions Bearing 400,000 " Hames
Presented to Congress.
ARKFUL FOR' SFUAT0R D0LLTVXR
Hawkeye Says -oattIoa,. Hakes
' Preaeatatle) Mbwdatsrr, Bat la
thla Case) Daty a
wnsHivnmv Amil Wfth banners
afloat, finery a-flrtter. and occuping a
procession of taxlcfbs nearly a mile long,
the suffragists In convention here moved
on Capitol Hill today and presented to con
gress 400,000 Individual demands .for votes
Senators and representative from every
state received some part of that petition.
Representative Wilfy of New Jersey, an
nounced that he trould refuse to present
the petition of the New Jersey delegation,
because of the hissing of President Taft
before the euffragiiAs opening night of their
convention. So Slary D. Hussey. Just
marched up to Mr. Wiley and thrust the
petition upon him with the invitation to
do aa he liked about It. Some of the Iowa
delegation were frightened, w hen they
heard aome members of the house had
refused to present the petition. They sent
for Senator Dollivcr.
I would ad viae those members to take
a day off and stud? the constitution of the
United States," deolared the senator aa he
shouldered an armful of petitlone. "I con
strue that honorable Instrument to make
the presentation of petitions mandatory, but
I would present them gladly even if no
such duty were liapoeed upon me."
Baelire Pltaed oa Schley.
Admiral Schley paased by. during the
parade, on his morning constitutional. Two
suffragette hoppfaS out of a taxicab and
pinned a "vote Cor. women," button on
"Thank yon. lada," be said, "I will co
operate. Representative Fennett of New York re-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Begin the week by
selling the article
not needed about
A Bee want ad will do it.
Call Douglas 233, and the ad
taker will write your ad and
tell you what it will cost to
run it a week. If it is not sold
hi this time, your money will
Pee want ads are great
talesmen. They gain admit
tance to places and present
your story to persons, who
could not 6top to give you
Everybody Heads Bee Want
WHAT 1 LOWER. BERTHS
WHY DON'T YOU PUT ON MORE CAflS?
00 YOU EXPECT A HUMAN DEJN& TO
RIDE IH AN UPPER BERTH
Appears at the Ticket Window
NO, NO! an upper berth please., 1
PREFER THEM. BECAUSE 'THEY ARE SO
MUCH NEARER THE VENTILATORS.
As He Will Talk When Uppers Are the
Will Look Into
Attorney General Orders Inquiry
Into Contract for Big Future
Deliyery at Kew York.
NEW YORK. April U.-Untted States At
torney General Wickersham having or
dered an inquiry aa to the terms and con
ditions of an agreement for the purchase
and delivery of luO.OUO balea of cotton, the
special federal grand Jury will tomorrow
begin an investigation Into a proceeding I
entitled the United States against Frank B. j
Payne and William Krown, prominent cot
ton brokers of New Orleana More than a
dosen brokers of this city were today cited
to appear before the special grand Jury to
tell about the big cotton deal.
The subpoenas demand the submission
to the Jury of all recorie, papers, letters,
memoranda and an agreement dated Feb
ruary SS last by Payne and Brown and
The agreement, the subphoenas stated,
was for the purchase of 150,000 bales of cot
ton for delivery In New York ijurlng the
month of March and July inclusive, at
certain prices and under certain conditions.
The fixing of the prices and conditions,
the government charges, waa a violation of
NEW ORLEANS. April 18. The cotton
future market registered a sharp break
here today on the report that the federal
grand jury In New York had summoned
several prominent buTl leader before them
as well aa notifying representatives of large
cotton brokerage house to appear with
Mirdrrrr Die la Elect rle Chair.
AUBURN, N. T., April U. Showing fear
in every movement. Ear! B. Hill, convicted
of the murder on August 2C, 190s. of Eld
redge Davis, a prosperous farmer of the
town of Balnbrldge, Chenango county, was
, put to death In the electric chair In Au
burn prison tooay. mil passed bis twenty
first birthday In the prison four days ago.
How Big is
What Some People
VA.US J. Tevtotdale, Council Bluffs
f3 G. A. Karman. Alnaworth
W B. Welkin, Atlantic
US.71S J. B. Lninn, Callaway
I'Je.St! Virginia Tagga-t. Loyal
147 .OW Frances Keavey. K3 S. Uih
1 -10 Kuth Miller. South Omaha
14"1 U P. CampbeU. 7U S. Kin
l!-'.55 H. 8. Athertnn. Geneva
Ki H. C. Larsen..3VjJ tteward
lM.iMS.., Janet Tiunler, Vlattsmouth
l'.OuO James Nlckereon. 1SI 1 arnam
l?7.ni Mrs. William Sydney. Arcade
lel.Tta Mabel Franaon, 30 N. lTtti
Wl.Wt F. F. Oftbora, County Jail
114 41 A. W. Cloidt Platiamoutn
IfT. 147 ...Millard W. lir ant.Council Bluffs
17L111 N. Feuger. Bee Bldg
M''.i74 W. L. Tounrmar. .rktuth Omaha
170 W. L. Barker. Hastings
lW.XW C. E. Herring, N. T.. Life
1W.4M O F. Thomas. 70s N. lth
i'lii D. M. Haverly. llli N. Sf.ih
lil." J. B. Kmlley. tiouth Omana
I4.'.d0 A. H. Andjon. ill ti. list
lJd 4fJ C. L. Jonet.. Columoua
lk7.S. P. L. Howard. North Bend
147 W. H. Bolkfvtp. falatr
14t l; H. F. Wlckeokamp Ixjrt hr.ter
M ". George N'ettune. Omaha
liM MK.......J. R Hui.ter, sr., Plattamjuth
ls It A. tborn, Plattantouth
Ij-.tA J. E. Mason. Piattrmouih
The Census Man
ALL TAKEN V.
IOWANS TDM FRUIT .GOSE
Horticulturists in Despair Over Con-
dition After Freeze.
LOSS GOES INTO MILLIONS
Gardens AU Gone, Late Fralt Haa
Small (assre, Field Craps
Partially Injared by
1 (From a Staff Correspondent.)
PES MOINES, la. April lS.-The Iowa
horticulturists are In despair over the pres
ent condition of the weather and believe
that practically all hope of a fruit crop
Wesley Greene, secretary of the Iowa
Horticulture society, estimates the loss will
be between S6.C00.000 and 110 000 000, as a re
suit of the cold 'Snap. Early cherries and
plums are totally lost, but the late fruit
still has a chance. The vegetable loss can
be regained by replanting.
Dr. George M. Chappel, section crop di
"The damage will be enormous. It will
be several days before the extent of It
can lie determined, but I hold hopes that
a portion of the fruit will be saved If the
weather moderates gradually. Garden truck
Is mostly killed. Seed com haa so far es
It la believed that very little damage has
been done to field cropa
TEHPERATt RES HIRE SLOW LY
Weather Ameliorates Gradaally Fal
lawlsg .tlsrht ef Frees I a ar.
General L. A. Welsh of the weather
bureau paused long enough between tne
multiplicity of telephone cal'a Monday
morning to give out the cheering informa
tion that the temperature was rising
lightly, but yet rising. Twenty-eight was
the minimum figure during Sunday night
and at 7 o'clock Monday morning II had
The propect for last night wa another
Invoice of freexlny temperature with Its
accompaniment of killing frost, with a
(Continued on Second Page.)
Think About It -
N. G Smith, I)(H Douglas
B. H. F.ady. Fremont
- W. C. Keettel, Lyons
Frank Kondle, Jr.. Weston
Thomas tftubbs, Beatrice
William Polaca, Si N. Hth
irs. August Johnson, .30 Srward
T. J. Neltu.n. Omaha
J- L. Crraa, lt2 Ikiuglas
H. L. Harse, 1301 H. iud
Ei:th J-tanley Calhoun
W. F. Palen, Tekamah
- A. R Kokea, Tekamah
E. K. Shorett. Tekamah
..C. C. Cook, 17th and California
Joeeph O. Blxier, Arcade
....A. H. Karman, W. o. W.
William Sidney. Arcade
........ ..J. A. Nelson, iS5 Curtis
C. E. Boea. 4) H. lSrh
O. H. Falter. Piattamouth
Julius lrollok. look et. nth
Henry Harvey. Houth Omaha
8- S. Cohen, b Oewey
P. O. Nelson. N. T. I i
Richard T. I'ugdal. Bee bid
Jonn Rid aay. Ir; Farnam
a I. M. HUdebrand, sl2 Bancroft
..It M. Hllilebrand. 1 Bancroft
..... E. Britton. Council Bluffs
J- A. fetryker. Kearney
,.D. E. Uonovan, Nebraika City
..Heien lAMiovan, Nebraaka City
Is Cdunting Now.
WITNESS DIES AS
Dr. Twyman, Mort Important Man
for Prosecution of Dr. Hyde,
PHYSICIAN STRICKEN SATURDAY
Death Means Femoral of Damaging
Evidence Against Accusid Man.
LAWYER'S EXCORIATION BITTER
James A. Reed Says Greed for Gold
Caused Alleged Crime.
CURIOUS THROSQ IN COURT ROOM
Object loa ta Ueatlea of Deaths ef
Other Mraahera of Swepe Family
Orrrreleel. Attoraeya l
KANSAS CITT. April l.-eVarcely had
the stale corrpleted lta oier!ng statement
la the murder trial of Pr. B. C. Hyde to
day when lr. G. T. Twyman, one of the
pix-aecution's most Important wltnessea.
died at a local hospital. Ha was etrickto
last Saturday. Acute diverticulum caused
It. Twyman wa for years th Swope
family physic! n Wlu-n the nurses struck
at the residence and accused IT. Hydej.
they carried their complaint to rr. Twy- ,
nan. He called rr. Hyde to his offiot
and told him he was suspected. In other
matters than those pertaining to his duties
as a physician. Dr. Twyman was a confi
dent of the Swope family. Upon him the
state depended lar:ly to prove that Dr.
Hyde bled James Moss Hunt on to death.
He waa also expected to testify regarding
the nlleaed attempt of Dr. Hyde to poison
Miss Margnret Swope. Miss Swope was
Dr. Twyman's patient when It is ssld Dr.
Hyde tried to kill her.
When Dr. Hyde's attorneys took a deposi
tion from Dr. Twyman he refused to criti
cise Dr. Hyde, Without going Into detail.
Dr. Twyman aald he approved. In general.
Dr. Hyde's work In connection with tho
illness of various members of the Swops
Valuable State Wltaeaa.
So valuable did the state consider tha
testimony of Dr. Twyman that at one time
Prosecutor Conkling thought of dismissing
the Jury, which had been chosen but rot
sworn, and awaiting the recovery of the
physician before beglrrlng the trial.
Dr. Hyde aat calmly between hla wlfs
and his father In the criminal court rocnt
toay and heard hlmrelf de-scribed as a
man whose greed for gold had made him
a prisoner and murderer.
It wa Attorney Jame A. Reed who, la
the course of delivering tha prosecution's
opening statement in the caae. thus paint
the physician. Throughout the long ordoaJ
of hearing the excoriating addreaa Hyd
listened attentively. At no time did he re
veal a ilga e( perturtiSon. When Mr.
Reed closed. Mra. Hyde turned, patted nef
husband on a shoulder and aald: "Tot
A few feet behind the Hydes aat Mra,
Logan O. Swope, mother of Mrs. Hyde,
i and employer of Attorney Reed. She, too
j raid strict attention to tfee address, buf
I dippluyed no emotion.
Many members of the Swop? family were,
present when court opened. The Stat ob
jected to the presence cf Mra Hyde. Judgi
Latshaw ruled that all witrriase In tm
case except Mra. Hyde and Mra. Swop
nhould be excluded front tbe rootn.
' t V.
Clashes between attorneys kept kept ths.
spectators alert. The defnese mad early
end active objection to the state tcjilruj, th
jury of any incidents In Uae Swope horn
not directly onnected wlU. the death of
Colonel Swope. The court decided to ad
mit all circumstances which, the state aver
will tend to shorn that a plot exirted to ex
terminate the entire 6wope tamUy. Al
though this ruling was made early In ttu
morning session the counsel for the de
fense never ceased to make strenuous ar
gument against such procedure. At on
time rank P. Walsh, chief counsel for Dr.
Hyde, became so aevtrely exercised Ovi
the point that he made a vicious attack
on states wltneesea, characterizing sum
of thorn as "liars" and "thlevea"
As a result of the court'a decision regard-'
ing this Introduction of testimony, th
whole panorama of Incidents in the Swop
residence from the first illness of Colonel
Swops was displayed. Every death In the
house, every Illness of members of the
Swope family ar.d others, whtch the state
alleges Dr. Hyde caused, and a great num
ber of suspicions that have been formed
At one time It seemed the Innermost
secret of the domestic warfare In th
Swope family would be exposed. When
l air. neea isuncnea on tne history of the
i courtship cf Dr. and Mrs. Hyde, which
ended in an elopement and for years caused
family estrangement, spectators leaned!
forward eagerly. Mr. Walsh quickly In
terposed an objection to the telling of tuti
story and the coudt sustained him.
Ceart Room Crowied. .
Hundreds of epople were unable to get
Into the court room. The seata were filled
an hour before the session ttarted. Later
the aisles fllleid. Many epectatora brrught
lunch with them. The crowd was quiet and
Ehe charge that Dr. Hyde poisoned
Colonel Thomas H. and Chrlsman Swop
by the use of cyanide of potassium as well
as strychnine, wa athe only new feature
brought out In Mr. Reed's addreaa Dr.
Hyde purchased large quantities of cyanide
of potassium capsules at a local drug
store which waa recet.tly burned. It wae
aald. According to Mr. Reed, however, the
"poison." books of the drugglut, containing
records of Hyde's purchases, were aaved.
Simultaneously with the buying of the
can!"e capsules, sjld Mr. Reed, the phy
sician obtained a quantity of Holienden
digestive tables, similar In appearance to
the polaoa. By the use of the digestive
capsules, the attorney charged. Dr. Hyde
ht.pe-d to cover up the fact that be had
administered poison to hla victims.
Mrs. Hyde Alienee: ta Slay.
After prosecutor Conkling l,id read the
Indictment. Mr. Reed approached the court
"Tour honor, we bj t to the presence of
Mra Hyde in the court rootn during the
making of this statement."
Mra. Hyde heard the remark. Leanlnf
forward, she listened eagerly to ever;
word the court said on the matter.
' Judge Latahaw ruled that Mrt. Hyde an
Mra Swop irilfcYht remain la the court
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