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VOL. XXXIX NO. i!G:j.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOHXINO, APIUL 21, 1D10-TWKLVK PAOKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CEXTS.
FOUND IN STREET
lost Notes of Grani , t Testimony
Imd Way InttA ts of
Df ense: "t
Traffic in Sham
Thousands of Imitations of Works of
Old Masters and Craftsmen Sol 1
to Bich Americans.
"The Last Great Council" is Shown
with Moving Pictures Before
Possibility that Mullen Murder Was
Committed to Make Good
TAFI AND BUFFALO BILL THERE
DEAD MAN'S WORDS RECALLED
Papers ve Scientist's Vie',
brated Poison Theory."
TWO QUARTS OF BLOOD D&AWN
Nurse Testifies that Hnnton
Bled by Dr. Hyde.
PH0TE3T FROM DR. TWYMAN
Wound Kot Closed t'ntll Third Pro
ItM Waa Made by Physician
.Now Demi Other Test!- '
1 monr PrMmted.
NBAS CITY. April 20. Attorney
declared at the opening of the Hyde
tr al this afternoon that he had In his pos
sesion papers containing notea of the tes
tlmony of Dr. Waiter B. Haines, given be
fore the grand Jury which showed that the
scientist had declared that no cyanldo of
potassium was found In the atoraach of
These paprs, Walsh aald, had been found
In a atreet by a woman, and turned over
to him. The assertion followed a demand
of the court for Mr. "Walsh to tell whether
ho had in his possession papers belonging
to the state.
"I refuse to answer," shouted Mr. Walsh,
springing; to his feet.
"Then bring In the Jury," shouted Judge
Latshaw, striking the desk with his fist.
Mr. Walsh rushed forward to the bench
and made the startling statement.
The order for the Jury to be returned was
"A man holding paper belonging to the
state Is no better than a thief," said the
Pointing toward the Jail, adjoining the
criminal court building, Mr. Walsh shouted;
"Your honor, do you see those gallows?"
Attorney Imuran interrupted, and Mr. I
Walsh did not finish the sentence.
Prosecutor Conkllng broke Into the con
versation and said:
"If these papers are returned, we will
give the defense a carbon copy of them."
VI t Is the proof of a man's Innocence that
we hold," hotly said Mr. Lucas, "and the
same papers cntaln evidence of the guilt of
tho defendant," Interposed Mr. Conkllng.
"Marshal, take charge of the defendant,"
said Judge Latshaw, rising from his chair.
"I will look into this matter."
Papers Found la street.
Before. Judge Latshaw had left the bench,
Mr. Walsh expressed a desire to explain
bow the papers came into his possession.
"An advertisement waa Inserted In a local
pap e,1nr.avcTtIH'. woman had found
papers connected with the case.' I went to
her house and found that they were these
"They contained proof of my client's
Innocence. By refusing to take them, I
thought I might make a move that would
coat the life of an innocent man. '
"I took the papers, but told the woman
to tell everyone who asked that I took the
papers to my office.
"Mr, Jost, an assistant prosecutor, came
to me 'before court opened this aftornoon
and asked me if I had the papers. I re
fused to answer."
"This Is tho most serious question of
ethics with which I have eve ever had
to deal," said Judge Latshaw. "I 'have
no doubt, Mr. Walsh, that if It had placed
your own life in Jeopardy to return these
notes, you would not have hesitated a
Walsh Goes for Papers.
The court then told Mr. Walsh to re
turn the papers to the court and the at
torney went to a bank to get them.
. Tho woman who found the papers, Miss
Kva Finney, colored, was In the court
remm and was, at the demand of the
prosecution, prepared to take the witness
When the court held that Mr. Walsh
should return the papers, the witness was
After Mr. Walsh departed. Attorney Reed
arose and said he belltved one of the, de
fndnnt's counsl had Intimated he was a
"Everybody, including the court, waa
callod a liar during those few moments
passed," said Judge Latshaw, smll-
JuY. Re.d sat down without further
Mr. Conkllng admitted that the papers
actually had been lot In the etreets by
on of his asMtjnts.
Dr. Haines would testify, said Mr. Conk
ling, that cyanide was found in Colonel
Attorneys for Dr. Hyde declared that In
j case Dr. Hainei took the stand and testi
fied that syanlde had been found they
would prosecute him for perjury.
Had the marshal taken charge of Dr.
Hyde when the court ordered It, his bond
would have bon revoked.
What Or. Haines Said.
"It Is true," sitd Mr. Conkllng, "ihat Dr.
Haines did nut testify before the . grand
Jury that he had found cyonlde of potas
sium In Colonel Swope's viscera."
At that time, however, he had not com
pleted his analysis. Later and more search
ing examination of the organs proved that
cyanide was present."
- No action would be taken against At
torney Walsh for withholding the papers,
tald the prosecutor, provided the court's
j order to return them was obeyed wlth
! "1 have no objection to th defense hav-
"g a copy of Pr. Haines' testimony be
fore the grand Jury," continued Mr. Corik
llrg, "If I am assured that their defense
'Hl not be charged."
When Mr. Walsh returned the papers.
Judge Latshaw spoke calmly an dftt some
length regarding the defense's nctlon In
keeping the papers and tht tumultous acne
that resulted. He bore no focllnir against
rtnyono on account-of tho trouble, ho said, j
WaKh Keeps Cuttle. I
"Let all proof that will tend to t-how tho
guilt or Innocencn of this dcferd.-tnt l.i
secured openly." he said. "The cjnr; will '
call out (ho militia to obtain such ev:d-nce
If nec.'ssar."." j
Just es the Jury was filing Into the room.
the court asktil Mr. Walili if he ha 1 i
copies of Dr. Haines" t. s lmot.y. Mr.
V alsh said be had
"You mlKht H well have k. pt tho
(Continued Becond Pave.)
PARIS, April 20. The revelatlona made in
the case of Count De Uatiny, who, with
the countess, Is being examined at Tours
on a charge of having misrepresented tha
origin of paintings r.nd tho amhiuKy of a
furniture purchase by Mrs. Charles 11.
lla.ne of this city, but formerly of Boston,
have caused a profound Impression In the
world of art and served to open up the
whole question of the many-sided traffic
in sham paintings, other works of art and
Although the declarations of Henri
Rochefort, editor of the Patrie, regarding
the Keinbi andts may const. tute a satirical
exaggeration, It Is the general opinion that
there Is some truth In his assertion that
celebrated collections In hundreds of homes
In America and elsewhere contain spurious
Rembrandts as well as cup:es uZ other
masters. M. Rochefort has said that W per
cent of the "RembrandU" owned In'Amer
lea were forgeries.
"I have seen so many Turners,' " said
M. Rochefort, "that I have almost decided
that Turner never existed. He could not
have turned out the works attributed to
him If he lived 700 years. .It is the same
with Rembrandt. .
"I never could convince my American
friend that his collection of the school of
1M0 containing 'Millets' and 'Corots' were
not genuine, but I did convince h'm of
the falsity of his works of one great living
artist, for the artist himself upon seeing
the pictures exclaimed: 'I will send my
seconds to the man who 'says I did that' "
Tho recent exposures are painted here as
helping to check the brazen frauds perpe
trated In France and elsewhere as a warn
ing to foreigners to buy masterpieces with
the greatest caution.
Tho newspapers pursue the affair with
avldlty and are Immensely amused over
the various reports of how the count en
tered the most exclusive society.
t-arty pnotograpns or uatigny show a
handsome young man, dressed In the uni
form of a chancellor of the Order of Meiu-
slne, his breast literally laden with ribbons
at White House
Spends Hour with President and Re
fuses to Discuss Possibility of
Seeing Rosevelt in Europe.
WASHINGTON, April 20 Senator Root
spent nearly an hour with President Taft
at the White Houwe today. The senator
expects to sail for Kurope on May 10. He
would not-say today whether h would see
former-President Roosevelt on the- othel
side before the latter gulled for New York,
where he Is due June. 17.
Senator Root goes to The Hague as one
of the American representatives in the
Newfoundland fisheries disputes.
When asked for an opinion on tho re
sult of ' the congressional election at
Rochester, Senator Root declared It "lacked
the charm of novelty."
Representative Hamilton Fish of New
York, also a caller at the White House
today, said that the defeat of Mr. Altirldge
was not expected.
Fine Rid?e Reservation Indian De
scribes it as Star Which Swal
lows Its Tail.
BIOUX FALLS, 6. D., April 20.
(Special.) "The star which swallows
Its tall," la tho unique manner in
which an aged Sioux warrior from
the Tine Ridge reservation' refers to
Halley's comet. In the course of an in
terview at Interior, a small town near the
reservation, the old Indian stated he could
distinctly remember the last previous visit
of the comet when he was a mere boy.
The old warrior stated further that this
summer season would be very stormy en 2
restless, with much' vtrlint weather.
Whether he expected the summer to be
a stormy one because of the presence of
Halley's comet could not be determined
owing to the fact that tho old warrior
talked English In a very broken manner.
CHICAGO MAN IS FOUND DEAD
Death of Vice President of Leather
Company Dne to Bnllet from
CHICAGO. April 20.-Carl W. Eisenfrath
vice president of the Monarch Leather com
pany, waa found dead In his room here
Peath was caused by a bullet from a
hunting rifle. While members ot the fam'ty
declare that the shooting was accidental,
the police nie investigating.
" Attend to Business," Cries
President Louis Burmester
President Burmester of the city council
haa resolved thut hereafter the committee
of the whole shall keep closer tab on the
routine mutters Out concern the city
Heretofore the papera coming before the
comitiitWe have been those of general Im
portance only, wlthMhe reu!t that every
paper touching routlce business, no mat
ter hov important it ml"ht be, has ban
l ead In council met Org only by lta tlt!,
To ttUempt to itad everything In exten-o
would keep City t'erk Huller and a corps
of alst;uit solus all night and part of
Now the pre l'leiit of ths council has do
I'iclcd, after consultation lth other mem
oirs, that he will k the committer of the
who) to const !r such things as petitions
tor Improver.. nt3 that ure pronounced In
sufficient by the city Attormy and the en
. "Naturally, wa cannot take note of every
President and Scout and Army Offi
cers See Wonderful Views.
REDSKINS' LIFE WELL DEPICTED
Pictures Show How Primitive Men
Lived in Wilderness.
SCENES ILLUSTRATE HISTORY
'Ictnrea Prove of Intercat In Bis
Circles at Capital President
Lost of Tabor Collejre -In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Refore President and Mrs. Taft
and In' the presence ,of a distinguished
assemblage in which were many of
tho old officers of the army who had
partcllpated In the campaigns against
the Indians, Including Colonel W. F.
Cody, who came on from New Yolk to
attend the exhibition, "The Last Great
Indian Council" was Illustrated tonight by
Dr. Joseph K. Nixon, with colored slides
and life' pictures, at the Willard hotel.
It has been forty-two years and more
since the Indians were placed on reserva
tions and these great councils forever
ceased. Under the auspices of Mr. Rodman
Wanamaker of Philadelphia, a thoroughly
well equipped expedition, with the co
operation of the Indian office In Washing
ton and under the leadership of Dr. Dixon,
was sent out to ryake a permanent record
of the manners and customs, home life,
sports, games and wars of the North Amer
This expedition extended over several
months, covering over 8,000 miles, of travel,
embracing photographs of the wild lite ot
the Yellowstone, camping with the Indian
and studying him In his primitive state.
Tho last' great Indian council, the tragedy
of a vanishing race, was convened In the
valley of the Little Big Horn in Montana.
There a primitive camp was constructed of
old-time teepees, j The chieftains came
dressed In their war regalia, bringing with
them guns, bo as and a rowj, tom-tom.', cup
sticks, war shirts and war bonnets, and
amid the surroundings of former greatness
each chief told to the leader of the expedi
tion the story ot his life with all its thrill
ing romance and tragedy.
Great Chieftains Present.
In that notable gathering, where a
primitive council lodge was constructed,
were Chief Plenty-Coups of1 the Crow na
tion; Two-Moons, who led tha Cheyenncs
against' Custer; Vmaplne, head 'chief 'of
the ' Cay use;- - Tln-Tin-Meetsa, - a famous
warrior of tne Umatlllas;' Bear Ghost, of
tho Yankton Sioux; Mountain Chief, hero
of the Blackfeet; Curly, a Custer scout;
Red Cloud, an Ogalalla Sioux, Just fallen
heir to the chieftainship of his father,
who was, before his death, two months
ago, the greatest Indian fighter in the
United States, and others quite as famous.
The exhibition was extremely Interest
ing, particularly to old Indian fighters who
are living in Washington In the sunset of
their lives, and was notable, not only be
cause of the interest displayed, but be
cause of Its splendid contribution to the
history of the people who roamed the
plains and valleys of North America long
before the white man set foot upon Its
Iowa Educator at Capital.
President F. i W. Long of Tabor college,
Tabor, Iowa, is In the city in the Interest
of his Institution. Senator Burkett of Ne
braska Is an alumnus of the institution
and a former trustee, as la Representative
Walter I. Smith of Council Bluffs. Presi
dent Long will be the guest of Senator
Burkett during part of his stay In Wash
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meyer of Omaha
and two sons Were Introduced to the presi
dent today by Senator Brown. The presi
dent was greatly Interested In the boys,
whom he complimented upon their sturdl
ness. The Meyers were guests of the two
Nebraska senators today at luncheon.
T. J. Mahoney of Omaha Is in the city
on business with the Interior department.
POWDER COMBINE HEARING
Special Kxanilner Hear Testimony
for the . Defense 'in
CHICAGO, April 20. William S. Mahaf
fey, special examiner In the ault of the
federal government to dissolve the Dupont
De Nemoura Powder company, heard wit
nesses for the defense here today. Twenty
witnesses, mostly from coal mines of Illi
nois and Iowa, were present.
Much testimony was adduced at the prof
erence of miners for certain, brands of ex
plosives Henry Phillips, vice president of
an Ottumwa, la., fusl company, declared
on cross examination that he believed
"quiet Influences" had at one time been
at work to prejudice shot-flrers against
powder other than that manufactured by
the Dupont concern.
merely routine proceeding, to the extent
that we may know all about it," said Pres
ident Burmester, "but there are ' certain
matters of council business that should
havo closer attention. The councilmen
themselves should be better posted on such
things as deficient petitions for public
Improvements, and the like, but they can
not be when the papers ore being rushed
through at a resuUr meeting. They mu?t
then take almost evprylhlng on faith, a:id
It is nobody's fault that this is so, because
the number of papers,to be handled by the
cldk very often runs into the hundreds.
"We can. though," sa'J President Hur
miatcr, "take care of a great many more
matters than we do in committer of the
whole If vfy member attends and we
gvt down to buslnrss promptly. So far as
we can. and I brieve the other members
f ei 1 a I do. hereafter wn will give at least
son: attention to everything touching pav
ing, klJewalka, sewers and grading, la A
gneral committee tneetinf
y rt M sv" m&
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From the New York World.
ROOSEVELT GUEST OF OMAHA
Famous Colonel Writes Ak-Sar-Ben
He Would Like to Visit Omaha
IS MAKING NO ENGAGEMENTS
Doard of Governors Preatarea to Pre
aent Further "Arguments to For- ,
ntr . President to Induce
. Hlua to ( Come.
Theodore Roosevelt may be In Omaha
during the military tournament this fail.
He has written from Rome to Charles H.
Pickens, president of the board ot gov
ernors of Ak-Sar-Ben'. that he would like
to bo in Omaha at thf t time, but is making
no engagements aj yA. ...
When' the' letter . was reoeivedthe board
of governors immediately, got busy and
began further negotiations' to. Induce the
mighty hunter to visit Omaha this fall.
The following letter waa received by Mr.
Pickens this morning:
"ROME. April 6. C. H. Pickens, Presi-
dent Ak-Sar-Ben: I dare not make any
engagements at present, ' although,- - my
dear sir, I should like to be at Omaha, as
you request, but cannot in any eveut lead
any parado. Will have to wait until I
get home before making any engagements
ROOSBYELT EN ROUTE TO PARIS
Colonel Dispones, of Correspondence
While Passing; Through Austria.
ATTNANG-PUCHSEIM. UPPER AITS
TRIA, April 20. Although it waa after
midnight when the train bearing the
Roosevelt party left Budapest, the colonel
was up -at 7 o'clock today. During the
stop at Vienna he got out and walked up
and down the station platform for half
After leaving Vienna, Mr. Roosevelt
turned his attention to a vast accumula
tlon of correspondence. For three hours
he dictated to his stenographer.
Upon leaving Budapest, Mr. Roosevelt
was obliged to decline the Invitation of the
Bavarian government made through the
Bavarian minister at the Austrian court,
to stop over several hours in Munich today.
PARIS, April 20. France 1b preparing a
great welcome for Mr. Roosevelt. The
leading newspapers, which have sent
special correspondents to the frontier to
accompany the former president to Peris,
are filled today with historical and lauda
tory sketches of the ditlngulshed Ameri
can and with words of warm greeting.
The merchants are arranging to decorate
their places In honor ot Mr. Roosevelt and
will present him with an address.
Every seat in the Sorbonne has been
alloted for the occasion of Mr. Roosevelt's
lecture. Thousands of applications for
tickets of admission have been received
only to be refused. The former president
will have little time for rest in the French
capital. For In addition to the long of
ficial program there will be private visits,
exourslona and dinners to crowd the week.
About the home
some things are no
longer needed. A
cart, washing , ma
chine, lawn mower,
"Why don't you sell them!
A.Bee want nd will do the
If the articles are not sold in
seven days your money will be
refunded nt tlie counter upon
presentation of your receipt.
Your ad won't cost you anything.
lutf . I al
Samc Old Burden.
in St. Louis
Attorney General Says He Has
Enough Evidence to Oast Na
tional Packing; Company.
ST. LOUIS, April 20. Believing he has
air the evidence needed to begin ouster
proceedings against the meat packing com
panies, Attorney General Major brought
the meat Investigation to a close todny.
The attorney general said he would begin
court action within thirty days. Attorneys
for" the packers after, adjournment said the
facts, 'which.:. they gave willingly, Would
not furnish a legal basis for an ouster
They said the National Packing com
pany, the holding corporation for tho Ar
mour, Swift and Morris Interests, which
has been shown to own the St. Louis
Dressed Betf and Provision company,
had been pronounced a legal corporation.
One witness today told of the selling of
stock in the Dressed Beef company to par
tits who demanded a contract that the
witness would not enter the wholesale beef
business for fifteen years.
Shies His Castor
Indiana Democratic Boss is Candidate
for Seat in Senate Occupied
INDIANAPOLIS, April 20. Thomas Tag
gart, former cha'rman of the democratlo (
national committee, formally announced
today that he would be a candidate before
the general assembly next year to succeed
Albert J. Bevaridge In the United States
senate. If the. democratic state conven
tion next week adopts a plan approved by
Governor Marshall and endorse a candidate,
for tho senate, Mr. Taggart's name will
TOURISTS BACK FROM ORIENT
Party Which Visited Kaat on the Cin
cinnati Reaches New York-
Kenosha Man Dies nt Naples.
NEW YORK, April 20.-On the ateamer
Cincinnati, which arrived today from
Genoa, Naplea and the orient after a trip
ot eighty-one days with a party of tourists,
waa the body of T. B. Jeffery of Kenosha,
Wis., who died at Naplea on the outward
trip of the steamer.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery disembarked at
Naples to visit the ruins of Pompeii. At
the hotel where they stopped Mr. Jeffery
was stricken with heart failure and died
suddenly. . The body will be taken to
Kenosha for burial.
Mrs. J. B. Foraker of Ohio and her son
Arthur were passengers on the Cincinnati
How Big is
What Some People)
,.'.., Emily Brian, Lincoln
Bertha Brown, -Lincoln 1
J. H. Ryan. IJOS 3. 10
Helen Hansen, I'd Oak
W. H. Ktrchman, Wahoo
W. G. Tapsfleld, Sioux City
....Mrs. Clyde McNeil, rttlantlo
Cortes Cook, Arlington
Ilenrv H. Lorenien, Blair
A. O. Korken, North Platte
.Richard Hadley, Cidar Rapids
A. J. Barstler. Stella
Thompson, College View
..Jay Thompson. Gibbon
E. C. i'iutt. Pierce
..R. L. Avery, Riverton
Countrymen, Fort Crook
E Hawk, J'Ufi Boulevard
R. M. Coble. 2HIj 8. 32
H. M. Kokjir, Clarka
K. M. Confes. Red tialt
J. W. Roberts, lied Oak
E. F. Olsen, Genoa
Mildred Haywood, St. 1'aul
Vera Gouh, North Pl-itie
...Stewart Hadley, Cedar Rapids
C. U. Cooper, li.S H. SO
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Wax Solomon. 11.11 N. IK
I'W.JM Emma Mason, pttl Washington, C. U.
16'i.ESD , W, t Nasoti, Waterloo
li.l.MS., C. U Grant, lKU-t 8. 10
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The Census Man
KORRIS TALKS OF ELECTION
Nebraskan Sees End of Machine Rule
in New York Result.
OPINION OF MR. BOUT ELL
Illinois Member Snya It Waa Jnst a
Skirmish nnd Does Not Mean
Anything- Views of Other
WASHINGTON, April 20.-Not since the
political campaign began have the dem
ocrats been In such a Jubilant mood as they
Were today over the result of the New
York election. They gathered early on tho
floor and there was everywhere a spirit
of felicitation,-. Tha- republican Jeadera, decline-to
attach any significance to the
deal. The Insurgents took other views, v.
Representative Norrls of Nebraska, one
of the Insurgent leaders, said:
"It Is simply an uprising of the people
against machine rule and means that the
peoplo will stand for It no longer. It 1b a
local matter in New York, but similar con
ditions orevall through the country and
similar results will ensue."
"What does It mean to this, house?" Mr.
Norrls was asked.
!'It means that the members who are
here because of machine politics both re
publican and democrats should be able to
see the end they are coming to. They won't
be here much longer," was the reply.
Representative Hamilton of New York,
another Insurgent, thought Aldridge's de
feat in Rochester was largely duo to his
personality and what ha was known to
"Cannonlsm was also an Issue," cold Mr,
Fish. Aldrldge was asked whether he stood
for Cannon or not and he declined to an
swer. The people answered for him."
There was incidental reference In the
senate to the election, by Mr. Gallinger.
"It was Just a skirmish, it doesn't mean
anything," said -Mr. Boutel of Illinois. His
statement was typical of republican expres
Blon. Among the democrats and Insurgent
republicans there was a greater variety of
Representative Francis Burton Harrison
(democrat) of New York believed It marked
the overthrow of a regime, nation-wide In
TALK. HAVENS FOR GOVERNOR
Friends of JVew Connresaman Want
to lae H la Name,
ROCHESTER, N. Y., April 20.-Jamea 8.
Havens announced today that he waa con
lent with delivering the Thirty-second con
gressional district from the hands of a "re
publican boss," and that he would not ac
cept renomlnatlon for the office of . con
gressman, to which he was elected yeater
day by nearly 6,000 plurality.
Regarding a boom for governor, launched
today by one of the newspapers that sup
ported him, Mr. Havens was silent.
Such "i an attitude, however, has only
whetted the determination of the victorious
(Continued on Second Page.)
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i. Hansen, flin u or.
.Esther Helfren, 2-tOl Chicago
Harold Wallace. Bancroft
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1741, 91!. ..Mrs.
J. K. Walton, 4fUJ Liavenm.rt
iy"; 1J d, Onalalla
Blepl an Palier. Hastings
Leonard Hurg, Jfiol park
1-stelle L. loak. Clenwood
H. U. Hitchcock. 41U 8 15
Rule Potter, J412 n' 4i
.C. Hansmeyer, Long J'rairle, Minn
1-V W. Loore, Ashland
;;;-M.r.' ,A !1- Jon"""n. Oakland
W. M. Wheeler, Ma 8. 11. Lincoln
George Yuiisr. Cedar Muff.
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S.yr,yna ,llt;ks. Wlmier
Alius Hwunson, JOLVi 8 14
Helen Swanion, ltra 8. IS
..,...V. I. Ht Lillian. Iiodfce
8, A. Haymaii. Grand Island
..fl. 8. Hayman. Grand IHand
I-'arrell, 4i:t2 Locust, Kan. rity
Luke Goldstein, OlinvHle
Grace Gibson, I'larlnda
..Mrs. Karl Austin, Franklin
Jacil) 11. Eves. Cnlon Hotel
...Lrnct 1 other, 1M7 "Madison
J- VV. Hurd. tlXi Ohio
Joseph il.irsnr. P. 1 1.
J. O I'urg-r. fo'in Ht. Mtry'a
..O. F. Broker, IU07 Rurdette
Is Counting Now.
Tells of Warning Received While
Witness in 0mah-
APPROACHED US COURT HOUSE
Tells Reporters of Ominous Words
VETERANS WILL TAKE A HAND
"nrrlvora of Fort I'hll
Comrades of Main Man,
Aid Authorities In lnveatt
If It shall be made tin appear that tho
mysterious murder of O. F. Hamilton at
Mullen, Neb., about two years ago, la the
result of a conspiracy because of hla
allejrrd activity In unearthing the land
frauds there, the government will take a
haiK."lu hunting down and prosecuting his
At the beginning of. the land Investi
gations in Thomas and Hooker counties,
which Inter resulted in tho conviction of
Rev. George G, Ware and for which ho
served one year In tho Grand Island Jail
and paid a flno 'of $1,000, It was O. F.
amllton, a lawyer and real estate man of
Mullen, who gave the first hint of land
frauds being carried on in that locality.
uclen V. Wheeler, In charge of tho secret
service men of the Land depsrtmont sent
to Nebraska to look Into these alleged
frauds, went to Mullen and had an Inter
view with Hamilton. Hamilton did not
are to act conspicuously In the matter,
but from his knowledge, of the situation
gave n number of valuable clues, which
later exposed the whole conspiracy.
As a result. Rev. George Q. Ware, presi
dent of the I. B. U. Ranch company; Frank
W. Lambert of Davenport. Neb., and Harry
Welsh of Davenport,. Neb., were Indicted
for conspiracy to defraud the government
out of large tracts of land In Thomas and
Hooker counties. Welsh and Lambert
pleaded guilty, but Ware stood trial and
Frellngr Early in Evidence.
Prior to the conclusion of the Ware trial
In 1908, some of the friends of the de
fendants at Mullen begnn to make It un
comfortable for O. F. Hamilton, and he
telegraphed to the United .States authorities
at Omaha that his life was In danger, and
he had been threatened not only In tho
destruction of I is own Ufa, but of all hla
An investigation was made of the mat
ter' by the government, and whllo It was
shown that threats"na been made against
Hamilton, the parties . at Mullen held eut
the Idea that tho threats were mere Jokes
and that Hamilton had been unduly scared.
During the trial of Ware, Hamilton had
been summoned as a witness On the part
of tho government, but when he reaohed
Omaha, It became plain that he was labor
ing under a violent nervous strain, and
manifested a ' disinclination to give any
valuable evidence for the government, but
what lit tie testimony he did give was
really In favor of the defense.
Hamilton told a newspaper man who
was reporting the trial that his life had
been threatened by some live stock men
Interested In the acquittal of Ware, on
three ox four occasions In the federal
building. This information was communi
cated to some of the secret service of
ficials and Hamilton was assured of tha
protection of the secret service officers,
and was given It.
Ware was convicted February 27, 1B0H.
He appealed the case, but tha appeal was
denied, and Ware entered upon his sen
tence December 15, l!WC,and finished it tha
following November. Welsh served his
three months' sentence earlier In the year,
but Lambert, who Is a Witness In other
cases, la still under $10,000 bonds. His
case Is yet to be disposed of, aa ha BM
not been sentenced.
Hamilton Expressed Fear.
While) he was In Omaha during the War
trial, O. F, Hamilton renewed the acquaint
ance of two of his old cunhrades of tha
Eighteenth Infantry, and to them he fre
quently expressed the fear thut some of
the people up about Mullen would "get
Contrary to what some of the Mullen peo.
pie said at the time, O. F. Hamilton was
absolutely fearless. Hli courage had been
tried In many engagements with the In
dians in the Bloux Indian war of 1876-a,
culminating In the tragedy of the FeUer
ir.an massacre In Deceinoer, 1SW, and in tne
"wagon box" tight of August 2, 187. Ilu
was a member of Company H, Second
battalion of the Eighteenth Infantry. At
the close of his military service he settled
In Nebraska, locating tlnaily at Mullen.
.Mr. Hamilton had written his Omaha
comrades that he greatly desired the re
union of the Fort Phil Kearney survivor J
to be held on the Fetterman inti.aci-j
ground near 8nrridan, Wyo., July 1-7, l'JOV.
ile had eiitiaeed to meet the Cairingto'l
party enroute to Sheridan, tlt.ier at Mjllea
It was but a week or two before the de
parture of the Carrlngton party from
Omaha that Mrs. Hamilton wio.e to 8-im-uel
Gibson and 8. 8. Peterj of Omaha, two
of the Carrlngton party, that Mr. Hamilton
had disappeared, put tnac thu hoped that
he had coma on down to Omaha to ineji
Ilia Carrlngton party and accompany it to
'1 Ins was til last that had been heard of
Hamilton until his dead body wta r.covi red
from its rough grave in the Btoclc yards at
Mullen last .ck.
It Is the Intention of the Fort Phil Kear
ney 8urvivois' association to take a hand
In running the murderers of Hamilton to
At the Kherldan meeting In July, 1W7,
the comrade of Corporal O. F. Hamil
ton were deeply disappointed at his non
ai entrance and none more so than Genera.'
11. U. Ca nington, who knew him Ir.tl
ti. at ly, Tlit ru wag no suspicion at tint tiuu
that Hamilton had met with foul play.
Veterans to Take Hand.
Tho Fjrt P.i 1 1 Kexney Huiv.vora" ascla
tlon haa already taken steps to Interest
the government In the apprehension atn
punlaiinient of Hamilton's murderers, bul
should He government f'.nd that It has nf
Jurisdiction In tho matter, the assoclatlor
will assist the state authorities la brln
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