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OMA1LA, SUNDAY MOKX1NG, MAY 15, lUlU-SKVEX SEfflOXS t'ORTY-lDUK PACES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS,
NEW FEATURE IN
Attorney Rush in Washington in
. Connection with Indictment
( Against Former Governor.
SUITS TO BE PRESSED FOR TRIAL
Omaha Man to Continue in Charge of
OLEOMARGARINE HAS A HEARING
Manufacturers Aik to Place Product
finuitturers ask 10 riace rroauci
v. in ueuer LomDeuuon.
CREAMERY METHODS DENOUNCED
kr Marie thai tbr Hla KalahlUh
mnia ftrrk to Frees Out All
Hi Small Concerns In
iKiyin a Staff Con espondeiit.)
WASHINGTON, May 14. (Special Tele
Bruin ) S. It. Rush of Omaha, special
slstant to the attorney general, and former
maintain Trilled Slates attorney under At
torney Baxter and Gos. Ik In Washington
in connection wllh criminal Indictment
aaalnst Govei nor Haskell ( Oklahoma,
glowing out of town bit ea?e. Today Sen
ator Owen and Gore and Representatives
Carter and Ferris of Oklahoma saw the
piesident and submitted a direct request
that a disinterested man of high standing
be named liy the administration to go care
fully Inio all details of the case and report
upon the advisability of continuing the
Attorney General Wickersham, ln a de
cision today, after a conference with the
president, decided that the Oklahoma town
lot cane will be pressed by the Department
of Justice ,and that Governor Haskell will
have to be tiled by a petit jury, that will
pass upon hla' guilt or Innocence at the
June term of the federal court.
The Oklahoma delegation that saw the
president thla morning Intimated that pol
itics had been injected in these cases, the
object being to hurt the democratic party
ln the state. The members Indirectly sought
to discredit the fairness and Justness of
Mr. Rush, and even went so far a to Inti
mate thai motives besides legal one were
behind the prosecution.
Attorney General Wlekershaw stated the
rases had befn begun before he entered
l he Department of Justice, that he looked
them over wllh rare and considered the
best way to determine whether Injustice
was being done was to submit the facts
to a Jury of Oklahoma cltlsens and that
Mr. Hush, who had been doing splendid
work since his connection with the De
partment of Justice would continue In
iiiiaF in vsccuuon.
Talks for Oleo.
Representative Burleson, of Texas ap-
ytmtu oeioie ine uouse committee on
ssilcultiii In an endeavor to show the
commltttee that the oleomargarine manu
facturers should- be- given uiu eslrlcted
right to sell their product In competition
wlih butter, lie argued that the central
ized creainrrieH of Nebraska, Iowa and
other stales have a tempted to crush out
small crrumefle.i of those states, lie de
nounced the attejnpt of oppression on the
butter consumers of the country. Among
tin' witnesses before the committee today
were Prof. (5. I-. McKay, formerly at Ames,
la.; 8. O. .Shilling, who has creamery In
terests at Mason City, Ja.; ex-Congressman
14. ,1. Ilalner. Lincoln, Neb., repre
senting Beatrice Creamery company and
J. It. Mm Icy. Ottumwa, la., representing
the Minnesota. Co-Operative Dairy . asso
ciation. When Mr. Morley was on the witness
aland. Congressman Burleson pointed to
reporta from Nebraska, Iowa and other
slates to show that the smaller creameries
were being drhen out by the larger cen-
1 tratllsed plants. Me asked the witness
whether It was not a fact (hat these cen
tralized creameries put out a product
w hich Is as much adulterated as oleomar
garine, lie asked him further whether the
tcutralllzcd creameries which are engaged
in throttling smaller plants should be pro
tected by congress by the Imposition of
a last on OlcnmHrgcine so that this pro
cess of destruction can be continued against
smaller creameries. Mr. Morley declared
LCUtr-'Hitc creameries In Minnesota have
vol killed the smaller plants, He admitted
9 Jat reuorta show that thla lia.l ....
Ing on. In luwa, Kansas and Nebraska.
The committee on agricultural Is closely
divided on the in cent tax on oleomar
garine and It Is thought It may report a
bill Which Oilills It. but which t.lacea
greater I eslrli tout uu hale of the o-eo-iiiatgarluc.
riaua of Ihr llurllnalon.
J. K. Kelby, general attorney of the liur
lington, railroad in Nebraska, presented his
argument In the case of tne .Hillings Com
uuicial club against the Chicago, Burling
ton & yulncy and other roads, alleging
discriminations against other towns, non
plussed the representatives of the Hillings
Commercial club when he announced that
tho Burlington road is now building a link
from Franine, Wyo., to Frombcig, Mont.,
to Connect with the Bridget' tins of the
.Northern J'acflc, a distance of thirty-two
miles, which, he wild, when completed, will
shorten the distance from Hillings to the
1'asm tcirltory some sixty-five miles. With
this line completed will nattii.tliy come
soniu reduction in rates, especially on
fourth class matter. The representative
ot tho Hillings Commercial rlun, when in
lormed of this action on the part of the
Huilmglon said that if lie had known bo
loin hand oi the activity of the Burlington
suit probably would not have been brought.
Gemral Attorney Kelby, General Freight
Agent spena o the Burlington ratti-oad
and Mrs. Spena and K. J. McVann, Haffic
commissioner ol tit Omaha Commercial
club leave for ;hi west.
.Senators lliuk.it and Blown today
rt i ommeiiileil mo appointment of Jack
Gully as postmaster at Venus And .Stephen
iiiaiuaio. in jiuth, Knox county.
and Mis. Thorne ot Omaha are In
,. v ash
ashliigion. Air. Thome was forme, Iv a
suigeon in uie army with a station in the
The confree'a on Senator Burkeit'a bill
permuting the Omaha Indians to take their
jlnlms to the court of claims, have agreed
o leave the house amendments In the bill,
jut passed over that portion f the measure
relating to Otoe and Missouri claims until
fetitalor Owen could be heard. It appears
that tho same treaty that affected the
Omaha was also binding on the Otoe lid
ti ,. ....., -I I n.1 li.ni.
Nebraska Delegation at Cincinnati
Biennial Indignantly Deny They
Are Opposed to Mrs. Moore.
Telegram.) The Saturday morning pro
gram is pronounced the best yet pre
sented since the tenth biennial general
Federation of Women'! cPaba convened,
closer attention was manifested.
Miss Harriet Lake, the Iowa chairman,
gave a comprehensive report of the work
of the outlook committee, Its mission
"r,d 11 ","'itlon ln t,ie federation.
pillll N 1lOOIe prudent, was
happy ln her introduction of Mrs.
former vice president of the United
Mrs. Falrbanka spoke from the stand
point of the club woman and compli
mented the women of AmeHca In their
g ran-1 opportunities as compared with
women in eome of the Oriental countries
which she has recently visited. House
hold economies proved to be a topic of
unusual interest as presented by a num
ber of capable women. Prof. Mary F.
ltaus. lt of the state agricultural college
of Colorado and farnterly of Ames, la.,
spoke on domestic science an woman's
noblest calling. Miss Martha Van Rens
selaer of the agricultural college of
Cornell university pleaded for the prac
tical education for girls. Mrs. Amidon
, North Dakota, briefly reported on food
sanitation and introduced Dr. Harvey tV.
UW'ey, bureau of chemistry, AVash Ins
ton, D. C, who gave a powerful address
on foods and their adulterations. He
believes in "courage, caution and con
servation" to preserve health. "As a
mere economic asset good health Is
worth more t.ian all other combined re
sources for the nation."
Rule of River
Captain Crane Testifies in Investiga
tion of Sinking of Steamer
ST. Loi lS. May 4. Captain Hairy N.
Crane, who was in charge of the steamer
Saltillo when It sank at Ulen park Wed
nesday night and caused the loss of twelve
lives, admitted today that Pilot Ed Fell
technically violated the rules of river navi
gation by not stopping the boat when it ran
into a smoke cloud from a lime kiln, a few
seconds before the disaster.
"Pilot Pell has taken boats safely through
the smoke cloud many times," said Cap
tain Crane. "The pilot took a chance, of
course, as he thought there Was no danger.
"It la a pilot's duty to atop a vessel when
he cannot see," said Pell. "As It takes but
a minute to pass through the Glen park
smoke. I did not think thla situation called
for the stopping of the boat."
MURPHY AND CONNERS PATCH
UP A PACT LOOKING TO PEACE
Dix ul Allmlir Agreed I'pon as Chair
man ot the Democratic "late
Committee in New York,
NEW YORK. May 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Rumors, of a Murphy-Conners peace
pact have arisen from the fact that Mr.
Conners has been In New York for the last
few days and had several long conferences
with Charles I- Murphy, the leader of
It Is said that the slate chairman und
the Tammany leader have been trying to
agree upon a man to succeed Mr. Conners
as state chairman, when the meeting of
the democratic state committee la held,
which Is expected to be some time early In
June, y John A. Dix of Albany Is said to
have been agreed upon for the place.
MRS. LONGWORTH NOT TALKING
Knruate to Knrope, Ketones to Have
Anything to any tu .News
NEW YORK,' May 14. (Special Telegram.)
Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth Is angry
at the newspapers. Site wilt never be in
terviewed again, If alio can help It. vMrs.
Longworth Is now enruute for England to
meet her family. When the reportera tried
to get on Interview frlm her on the Maine
lanla sho sent a note from her stateroom
"1 must refuse lo grant anw future in
terviews. I shall have nothing more to say
to the press,"
Congressman Longworth will Join his wife
MRS. ROLLINS UNDER ARREST
Wife nf Former Uuvrrnor of .ew
Hampshire Also Charged with
NEW YORK, May 14. Mrs. Catherine W.
Rollins, the wife of former Governor Rol
lins of New 1 iRiiipshirc, appeared before
t'nited States Commissioner (Shields today
to answer to a charge that she entered Into
a conspiracy with her husband and son,
Douglas, to smuggle wearing apparel,
Jewelj-y and trinkets on the Lusitania on
an mil ner yesterday, i ommissioner
Shields fixed bull at
t.'.ooi) and bond whs
Grant Pegg Gets Horse
on Auto Fuel Dealers
Some of the laiger automobile garages
of Omaha have suffered a rude shock St
the hands of John Grant Pegg, city in
peetor of weights and measure. They
have for a long time been dishing out five
and a third gallons ot gasoline, when they
have only been getting pay for five gallons.
"1 reckon the laugh Is on the big fel
lows. " aald Mr. Pegg. In his inimitably in
cisive way. "You are. they buy their
gasoline from Hie Standard OU company
or other companies la tank lots. They then
undertook to furnish cans lo ths smaller
dealers and individual owners who use a
good deal of the fluid as a fuel for their
hummers. These cans were calculated fqr
five gallons, and the buyers have been
paying for Just, that quantity.
'Now. It so happened that one of the big
dealers found that bis tank purchases wer
not panning out properly at the hither
Will Attend Funeral of late King
Edward as Special Envoy of
POSITION NEW AND ALSO UNIQUE
Enables Former President to Meet
Royalty of Europe.
IN TOUCH WITH FOREIGN I
New Honor Makes American
Feature of Pageant. '
MAY COME HOME ON A WARSHIP
that rrealdent Taft Will
easel at the Disposal
liOXDON, May 14. (Special Cablegram.)
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will, as
special envoy of the Vnited States to the
funeral of King Edward, meet those mem
bers of the loyalty of Europe upon whom
he did not specifically call while upon the
continent and, by the time he leaves for
America he will have made the unique
record of meeting personally practically
every crowned head of Importance In the
It Is finite likely that Roosevelt will he
carrled home from England upon a special
American warship placed at his disposal
by President Taft. As a private citizen
of the I'nlted States he would not be en
titled to this honor, but as an ambassador,
Colonel Roosevelt becomes an ambassa
dor through being appointed special Ameri
can ambassy at the late king's funeral and
It Is Quite likely that he will take ad
vantage of the offer to go home on a war
ship. His appointment as special ambas
sador will make him one of the'blg figures
of Interest in the pageant on the day of
the king's funeral.
He will take precedence over and will
take part In th funeral pargeant with the
special envoys of kings, and precede Am
bassador Reld and the foreign- minister.
King George today designated two aldes-ile-camp
to attend the ambassador during
Ms stay in London. These are Lord Oun
donald and Commander Charles E. B Cun
ninghame Graham, both distinguished in
the service of the crown.
-The aides-de-camp will meet Mr. Roose
velt at Queenaborough and accompany him
to London. His train Is due at Victoria
station at 7:45 o'clock. Awaiting the former
president at the station will be one of the
king's ' equerries, a representative of the
British Foreign office", American Ambassa
dor Rtld, and the staff of the American
embassy with their wives.
quiet Buy la Ucrlin.
BERLIN', May 14-In the quiet sur-4
rounding -of ttre-RovMivelt library at the
University of Berlin Mr. Roosevelt this
morning again tackled the correspondence
which has 'overrun from the moment that
he emerged from the Africa a Jungles.
Later the former president had a chat
wllh Prof. C. a. Schilling and Paul Nie
dreck, two of Germany's best known hunt
er of African big game. Mi'. Roosevelt had
luncheon as the guest of Joseph C. Grew,
second secretary of the American embassy.
Other guests were Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Roosevelt, Kermlt Roosevelt, American
Ambtssadnr Hill, Mrs. Hill, Miss Hill,
Henry White, former American ambassador
to Fiance, and Mrs. White and Prof, and
Frau Schilling. Prof. Schilling showed
some flashlight pictures of Jungle animals
and presented the colonel with five of tne
colectlon. Mr. Roosevelt concluded the art
ernoon with a visit to the xoological gar
dens. Today Emperor William sent to Mr.
Roosevelt a vase from the royal porcelain
works. The vase Is three feet in height
und bears on one side a likeness of hla
majesty. On the opposite side are tuo
views of the imperial palace ln Berlin, one
from the bridge of Elector showing tho
equestrian statue of the Great Elector and
the other the palace terrace with the statue
of William of Orange. One of the news
papers suggests that a medal should be
struck commemorating Mr. Roosevelt's visit
While tioea to l-'nneral.
WASHINGTON. May 14-Henry White,
fotmer ambassador of the United States to
France, who is now In Europe, has been
designated by the president 'as diplomatic
delegate from this country to the funeral
of King Edward. The American delegation
of which Colonel Roosevelt wMI be the
head, w ill consist of Mr. White. Commander
Andrew T. long, naval attache of the
American embassy at Vienna, and T. Rent
ley Mott. military attache at Paris, the
two latter to act In the capacity of aides
to Mr. Roosevelt.
Dr. J. C. Darby.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., May 14.-Dr. C. J.
Darby, one of Missouri' most prominent
dentlstj's, died i his home here today,
aged T years. !! widow was the wife of
the late H Ik hop Hawks, first 1'rntestant
Episcopal bishop of Missouri.
end, when hi railroad tank was empty.
Evaporation wouldn't account for the loss
not by a good deal. So your humble
servant wan called In. In my business
everything goes by test, and when I had
tested the capacity of the five-gallon cans
I really could not suppress-a slight giggle
"Those five-gallon cans will hold thai
much and then a considerable f.ny. Sj x
extra ounces, to be exact. Of course, I
m not at liberty to tell Just what the
tsnk buyers said when they learned the
nature of my diagnosis, but on a cuol day
the warmth of Ihelr utterances would do
considerable lo raise the culoric units In
the atmosphere. They have prom Ik ;J n),
lo do It any more, and we didn't have to
go to court 10 get ti promise, e ther.
'This la a qu,eer world, after all. but this
development Is one of the oddest in my
experience. Yes, 1 expect to spend a nice,
rM"5i. 'iS N II ' I
uf,r-i-- jm .m
i?SK W' y m
t tit cJU,5T CAN'T T2LFU6E. " Jj'S? Vh--
nrTT), HAPPY HOLLOW CLUB 0PEN6
tti- - 1 .gB-afaL T-imr-j
HYDE JURORS FAIL TO AGREE
Men Still Balloting, with Indication
Pointin to .Deadlock. v A
LAST REPORT SAYS pONVICTION
of Attitude F.vldrnt.
t-Mrst Toea . Seemed lo Favor
Acquittal Physician Is
KANSAS CITY, May 14.-Kor three
hours, Irom 9 until 12 o'clock today, the
Jury that Is trying Dr. B. C. Hyde on a
charge of murder vainly balloted ln an ef
fort to reach an agreement.
According to reports from the jury room
voting this morning showed a decided
ohange from that of last night. At noon
it was said on good authority that the last
vote stood 7 to 6 for conviction.
Prosecutor Virgil S. Conkllng has given
up hope of the jury reaching any agree
ment. At U:30 o'clock he told Mrs. Logan
O. Swope he believed the body would disa
gree. Judge I-alKhaw announced today that lie
would probably hold the Jury until Tues
day, and if they- bad hot disposed of the
case by that time,' discharge It.
The Jury wa taken , to' its hotel for din
ner shortly after' noon-and ordered-to re
turn at l: jo o'clock.
When the Jury retired to Its hole! last
night at 11:S3 o'clock, after taklna half a
dozen ballots, it Is' staled the vote was
eleven to one for acquittal. The lone juror
said, however, that If an adjournment was
taken until this morning he would weigh
the evidence carefully and report early
today as to changing his vote.
The first ballot, It is said, stood nine to
iliree for an acquittal. On the second bal
lot another Juror voted for acquittal, and
several more votes 'were taken with the
same result. Thenaine the last ballot,
leaving but one man voting; against the
It w as slioi lly before 10 o'clock last nl;ht
that the case went to the jury. For twenty
hours the jurymen had heard closing ad
dresses. They seemed Joyous that the en3
of the case was near.
All of the Jurymen were anxious to get
home today, if possible. This fact caused
the belief that a verdict would be returned
C. W. Whitehead, an abstractor, the old
est man on the Jury, was chosen foreman
The jury was at the court building a few
minutes before 9 o'clock. It linmediutely
went to its room and began balloting.
Dr." Hyde met his wife in one of the pri
vate rooms near the court room Just after
the Jury arrived. They remained alone,
talking, fur a quarter uf an hour.
Only three members of the Swope family
were present. 'J'hey were Mrs. Logan O.
Swope and her two children, Thomas H.,
jr., and Miss Lucy Lee Swope.
LYNCHING AT ' LITTLE ROCK
.rirro Who Hounded t onug White
Man Taken from Oftta-era and
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. May 14 Dock Mc-I-aln,
a negro who severely injured Krnest
Hale, a young white man, at Ashdown,
Adk., last April, wast taken from two dep
uty sheriffs at that place early today by
twenty-five mer and hanged In the Jail
yard. The lynching was done quietly, not
a shot being firel. All the lyncher ex
cept Iwo'wero ptasked.
NORWAY EXTENDS SUFFRAGE
Women Over T v en t -Fi ve (Granted
Hlitht to lot at l sulci pal
CHRISTIAN! A. Norway, May ll.-By a
great majority the Odelstlng lias voted to
grant universal municipal suffrage to
women owr , ei uf age. The new leg
islation will become effective at the next
elections and will increase the present
women electors from 270.mO to uOO.omi.
Coming and Going in Omaha
Events as Viewed by The Bee's
rroftprc T inA T Tt-
All Are Prominent Bankers, Physi
cians or Politicians First Man
- . is Qiren'Eight - MoKthtniyn..; ,
PITTSBURG. May 14. Ten prominent men.
of Pittsburg, Including bankers, physicians
and former prominent politicians faced
Judge Robert S. Frazer In criminal court
today to rceelva their sentences ou various
charges of bribery and conspiracy in con
nection with the councilmanlc corruption.
Of the ten, all except ope have pleaded
no defense to Indictments alleging the giv
ing and receiving of bribes.
The name of A. A. Vllsack, former cash
ier ot the German National bank, was the
first called. Vftsack's attorney, ex-Governor
W. A. Stone, made a motion for an
argument to appeal any sentence that
might be forthcoming. Judge Frazer im
posed a sentence ot eight months in the
county Jail and a fine of 15.000.
NEW YORK, May 14.-The writ ot habeas
corpus obtained by Frank N. Hoffstot,
president of the Pressed Steel Car com
pany, who was Indicted in connection w Ith
the; Pittsburg bribery cases was dismissed
today by Judge Holt in the I'nlted States
circuit court here. Judge Holt, however,
said lie would grant a stay if Hoffstot de
sired to appeal. Hoffstofs extradition to
Pennsylvania was recently ordered by Gov
As rapidly as thnlr names could be called
and their appearance made, five other
former select and common councilmen were
sentenced by Judge Frazer, as follows:
Charles Stewart, former select council
man, eight months in the county Jail and
Hugh Ferguson, former commdn council
man, eight months in the coiinty Jail and
Dr. W. H. Weber, former select council
man, six months In the county Jail and
P. U. Kearns, former select councilman,
four months in the county jail and fined
Morris Elnsleln, former select council
man, tlx months and fined J,500.
BAIRD BUYS ON DODGE STREET
I nlon Pacific Headquarters llnlldina
Stimulates Ural Estnte Activity
In That Srcllon.
William Balrd. lawyer, has purchased
the properly described as 1415-17 Dodge
street, opposite the new headquarters build
ing slto ef the I'nlon Pacific, for 20,0no.
The purchase Is for the purpose of invest
ment. The building on these, lots U now occu
pied by tne National Lead company.
Former Governor Rollins
Arrested for Smuggling
NEW VOISU, May 14.-Frank W. Rollins,
former governor of New Hampshire and
now a banker with Boston offhe.-, his w ife,
Catherine, and Ids son, Dougl:ts, were
charged yesterday in the sworn complaint
of a curiums Inspector wllh conspiracy to
Mr. Rollins arid his son were arraigned
before a federal commissioner and released
In $2,000 ball. Mrs. Rollins was so pros
liated thai slis took to her bed in a hotel
immediately on landing from the Lusitania I
and hr presence was not required today
before the commissioner.
The Rollins' were first class passengers
on the Lusitania which arrived here today
from Liverpool. They brought nine ti links
on which Rollins declared only a woman's
fur Jacket, valued at $to0
Au liiMiieelioii of the trunks was mads
ONE QUESTION FOR SCHWARTZ
Cross-Examination of Chief of Field
Service is Brief.
FROM KING JOHN
lr. Hrnndrls Seeks to Slow that
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, nallinarer's Subordinates Head
Ilia Orders Ret ween the
WASHINGTON, May 14. Attorney Gen
eral Wlckereham today transmitted to the
Balllnger-Plnchot Investigating committee
the memorandum prepared by Law Officer
Law lei- of the Interior department. It is
In the form of a letter from the president
to Secretary Ballinger and In many fea
tures is practically the same as the presi
dent's letter of September 13, 1900, exon
erating Ballinger and dismissing Glavls. '
WASHINGTON, May 14. With one ques
tion Attorney Brandeis concluded the
cross-examination of H. H. Schwarta,
chief of the field service, at the Ballinger.
Plnehot Investigation today. Mr.' Schwartz
then was excused, to the great disappoint
ment of . the spectators, who had antici
pated some interesting clashes between
him and Mr. Brandeis.-
Mr. Brandeis' question apparently had
behind it tho purpose of showing that Sec
retary Ballinger's subordinates, In Uie ab
sence or specific Instructions from their
chief, had pursued a course In regard to
the Alaskan coal claims that they believed
would be pleasing to him.
Mr. Schwartz yesterday said Glavls came
here last ' May and expressed himself as
anxious to obtain a construction of the
new coal land law of May is, jrics, before
proceeding with the Investigation of tho
Cunningham cases. lie said he accom
panied Glais lo Secretary Ballinger and
they urged him as a matter of policy to
have the matter submitted to 'the attorney
I'lrree lnkes Drrlston.
The secretary had replied he thought it
was a matter that could be settled within
the department, but he had no objection ot
its going to the attorney general. Schwartz
aid he then went away from the city and
on his return Glavis had Bald . to him,
"Tliis thing is not right," explaining to
him that Assistant Secretary Pierce had
made the decision instead 0f submitting
tl.e matter to the attorney 'general. .Mr.
Schwartz admitted this t onveisatlon with
Glavls was the one to which tie referred
in his letter of August 21, to Don M. Carr,
private secretary to Hallinger, when lie
"If Glavis la now- iI;iv!iht i ..i,-..
) forest service he probably lias ei es.,!
the name opinion on this matter that lie
Continued on Second Page.)
and what was discovered was considered
cntise to order Hie hSKguge to the ap
praiser's stote rooms and to request that
Mr. Rollins, his wife and their sun sub
mit to personal search lit their statu rooms.
Customs officers afterwards swore that
on the person of the former governor were
found several articles of Jewelry, on Mrs.
Rollins a pearl mounted watch and stud,
and on Douglas Rollins more Jewelry. It
is cimigt-u mai nono or this Jewelry had
The estimated value was
Mr. Rollins and his
rested and taken before ft,,ml,i...
Mil. ids. Frank West Rollins was
of New Hampshire from lMrt to Mil, and Is
the author of "Tl.e Ring In the Cliff,"
"What Can a Young Man Do?" and other
books. His home Is at Concord, N. n.
T A KT DICTATED
Statement of Stenographer that Bal
linger Prepared His Own Exon
eration Flatly Contradicted.
WITHOUT ANY FOUNDATION
President Personally Dictated State
inent to Secretary Forster.
HAD RECORDS IN POSSESSION
Document Was Prepared After Due
STATEMENT BY WICKERSHAM
Attorney ;enersl Sends lo Commlllee
.Note by lr. l.aTrler IVhlch I Said
to He llMsta of President's
Indication of Balllnaer.
WASHINGTON. May 14. The follow
ing statement wan given out at the
White House today:
"With reference: to the published af
fidavit of F. M. Kerby, a stenographer
in the. office of tho secretary of the In
terior lo the effect that the president's
letter of September 13, 1909, exoner
ating Secretary Hallinger was substan
tially prepared for the president's signa
ture by Assistant Attorney General
Lawler It was said at the White House
today that there Is absolutely no founda
tion for any such statement.
."'I'he. president dictated his letter per
sonally as tho. result of Ills own Inves
tigation of the records and consideration
I ol uocuineni.s ano. papers in inn puanra
V slon at the time and tin the report to
I hint ot tho attorney general."
Fred YV. Carpenter, secretary to ths
president and Rudolph Forster, assis
tant secretary, both today denied ths
truth of a story which iuii given gen
eral circulation that the. letter whlcli
President Taft signed In exoneration of
Sccreary Bullingcr had been prepared
by anyone other than the president him
self. Mr. Forester said he took the dic
tation himself from the president.
Memorandum from W IcLrrshnm.
Attorney Genej-al Wlckershnm today
transmitted to the Balllnger-Plnchot In
vestigating committee the memorandum
prepared by I .aw Officer Lawler of the
Interior Department. It Is In the form
of a lelter from the president to Secretary-
Hallinger and in many features Is
practically tho same as the. presidents
leter of September 13, 1909, exonerating
Ballinger and dismissing Glavls.
Wlckersham sent to the, committee the
"I beg; to say that on receipt of your
letter 1 caused a further careful search
to be made ;-i the files of the depart
ment and hava IlunJ a paper which I
transmit to you herewith and which Is
cither the. original or a copy of the mem
orandum prepared by Mr. Lawler. I
first iKceiveu cither this or a copy of,
tills memorandum on September 11,
"To the best of iny recollection I left
the memorandum with olher papers at ths
resident's house In Beverly, on September
la and received It in New York about a
week later, together with other documents
and memorandum relating' to the Glavls
matter. Since that time, to the boat of
my information, it has been In ths pos
session of my secretary or among the
papers In this department, although It
seems to have, been overlooked in collect
ing papers In answer to your previous
t'hnrge of Mr. Kerby.
There was published here this afternoon
what purports to be a statement of Fred
erick M. Kerby, a stenographer in the of
fice of Richard A. Ballinger, secretary of
the Interior, that lie and other stenog
raphers in the Interior department, wrote
from dictation of Oscar Lawler, assistant
attorney general for the Interior depart
ment, a letter which lie alleges to have
been substantially the foundation for Presi
dent Taft's letter exonerating Secretary
Uallnger from tho charges of L. R. Glavls.
The Kerby statement further alleges ths
original drafts ul the Lawler letter wer
burned In a grule in the Interior depart
ment at the suggestion of Don C. Carr,
Ballingei'a private secretary. The state- '
ment attributed to Ktrby tays In part that
after the visit of Secretary Hallinger and
Lawler to tho president's summer resi
dence at Beverly, Muss., in the week be
ginning Septimb.r n, Law-let- returned to
Washington and ' took up hi quarters hi
Ballinger's pi Ivate i.lilce, calling in Maa
sey und mo for dictation."
Kerby says that what Lawler dictated re
ferred to Ballinger as "you" in each cas
and tlie personal pronoun "J. ' iwas used
thropghuut. ' .
From the context the "1" could bo no
other than Tuft himself.
"There could be no question." says ih
Kerby stal- nicnl. "that Lawler was draft
ing a letter for Taffa signature, reviewing
the Giu,vi chaiges and exonerating Hit
secretary, it wns written In such foiu
thai 'Jail might have adopted It bodily,
Dictated Uy l.unlcr,
' As 1 have suid, the Utter, wus dictated
In Hallhifcu's pirate. of!ce by Lawler.'
Probably a haif duzen iliul)s were madu be
fore lh! final one was ucerpicd. Luclt lim
a fresh droit v. as completed U would t
taken In to Lawler, who would revise it.
Fur two days Mnrsy and I did nothing bu.
hrlp rush ths work. Lawler frequrnil
consulted L, c. 1'inucy, assistant to Bal
linger." '1 lie statement goes on to say that Uie
draft was the suujt i t of several coiifci
ences, "m whlcli punicli.ated,' the state
ment mi) ii, "Bullingcr, Lawler, Finney,
Commissioner Frederick Dennett of the
land off.ee. Chief nf the Field Sei-vUe
Sehwarm-und. I think, First Assistant
Secretary Frank i'ieice and Private Secre
Kerby Is quoHd as faxing;
"vViiliuui tuleiiipiliig lo force my own
concluMiona on any reader of this statenicul,
I want il lo be reniemhei ed that it wa
the draft of the letter exoneiallug Bal
linger In the charges Glavls had mails
The statement says further:
"Early in the work Lawler had gieu
Massy and myseuf Instructions thai all
rough draft copies discarded In the com
position of I he final drafts were to be
retained by us.
"We all understood from the form of
the letter tbat it was to be the basis oi
Taft's letter coining the Glavls thaigc
(Continued on Sri und 1'ugu.j
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