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TEN MILLION TO
John D. Rockefeller Makes Final Gift
to Univeriity and Withdraws
INSTITUTION OWNED BY WEST
Would Have the Public Understand
Limit of Assistance.
OTHER FRIENDS MU 'SSIST
People Should Conduct i -f - pport
Organization in Ft .
SENDS LETTER TO I
Koaader "aye HI Kxpecta:
Beei Mora Thaa HmIIifi
lCfu aaS Inflame
CHICAGO, Dec 20 John D. Rockefeller
has completed the task he set for himself
In the founding of the University of Chi
cago. Today public announcement was
made of a "single and final" gift of 110,
000,000, which Includes all the contribution
Mr. Rocefeller had planned. This sum,
to be paid In ton annual Installments, be
diming Junuary 1, will make, approxi
mately, $;,OU0,0UQ he has donated to the
Mr. Rockefeller says he now believes the
school should be supported and enlarged
by the gifts of many rather than those of
a single donor. This, he believes, will be
better accomplished If he public under
stands the limit of his contemplated as
sistance. The founding of new depart
ments ha leaves to the trustees, as he says
funds may be furnished by other friends
of the university.
Up to data nearly S7.000.000 has been do
nated to the university In addition to Mr.
With the announcement of Mr. Rocke
feller's final donation came the resigna
tion of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Fred
T. Oatee, Mr. ' Rockefeller's personal rep
resentatives, from the university board of
trustees. In enclosing these resignations
Mr. Rockefeller explained he was carry
ing out a conviction that the Institution
should "be controlled, conducted and sup
ported by the people," with whom, up to
now, he had simply been co-operatlnT.
Withdraws from Control.
Mr. Rockefeller's idea, as It Is under
stood. Is that he Is turning over the insti
tution and Its endowment to Chicago and
the wwt, and in ao doing withdraws from
any further representation in ita control.
Tn,e announcement of the gift waa made
at the quarterly convocation at the uni
versity this afternoon.
The sift was announced In a letter to the
president and trustees, which waa read by
President Ryerson. It says;
NEW YORK, Deo. 13.-TO the President
and Trustees of the University of Chicago:
Iear fUra-il-taaWa day causedl.to.bejet.
aside for the University of Chicago from
the funds of tha general education board,
which are subject to my disposition, Income
bearing securities of the present market
value of approximately $10,000,000, the same
to be delivered to the university In ten
aqua annual Installments beginning Janu
ary t, 1911. each Installment to bear Income
to the university from the date of such de-ii..-.,
.nil- A list of these securities is
appended herewith. In a separate letter of
even date my wishes regarding the Invest
ment and use of the fund are more specifically-expressed.
"It Is far better that tha university be
supported and enlarged by the gifts of
many than those of a single donor. This I
hav recognised from the beginning, and
accordingly have sought to assist you In
enlisting the Interest and securing the con
tributions of many, others, at times by mak
ing my own gifts' conditional on the gifts
of others, and at times by aiding you by
mean of unconditional gifts to make the
university as widely useful, worthy and at
tractive aa possible.
"Most heartily do I recognise and rejoice
In tha generous response of the cltlsens of
Chicago and the west Their contributions
to the resources of the university have
been. J believe, mora than $7,000,000. It
might perhaps be difficult to find a parallel
to generosity so large and so widely dis
tribute aa this exercised In behalf of an In
stitution ao recently founded.
"I desire to express my appreciation also
of tha extraordinary wisdom and fidelity
which you as president and trustees have
shown In conducting the affairs of the uni
versity. In the multitude of students ao
quickly gathered, In the high character of
the Institute. In the varletv and extent of
original research, In tne ivu.atie contribu
tions of human knowledge, In the uplifting
Influence of the university as a whole uopn
education throughout the west, iny highest
hopes have beon far et.-.-eJeJ. U Is these
considerations with others that move me
to supply In a single and final gift, distrib
uting Us payment over a period of many
years to come, such further contributions
aa I have proposed to make to the uni
versity. The sum I now give Is intended to make
provts'on, with such g fts as may reason
ably bo expected from others, for such
added buddings, equipment and endow
ment aa the department thus far estab
Untied will need. This gift completes the
task which I have set before myself. The
founding and support of new departments
for the development of the varied and
alluring field of appl'ed science. Including
medicine, I leave to the wisdom of the
trustees aa funds may be furnished for
these purposes by other friends of the
People Hhoald Coatrol.
"la making an end of my gifts to the
university, as I now do, and !n withdraw.
!ng front the lioani of trustees, tnv per
sonal representatives, whose resignations 1
enclose, I am acting on an early ind
permanent conviction that this great in
stitution, being the property of the people,
should be controlled, conducted and sup
ported by the pe.iple. In whose generous
efforts for its upbuilding I have been pir
ni'tted simply to co-operate, and I could
wish to coiWecrute anew to the great cause
f education the fund which I have given.
If that were possible, to present the in
stitution a second time. Insofar as I -have
aided In found. n;; It, to the people of
Chicago and the west, and to express my
hope that, under their management and
with their generous aupHrt, the university
mry bo an Increasing blosslng to them.-to
- hlldrea and to future generations."
Trial of Self-Styled !
Count is Attracting
' Big Crowd in Paris
Son of English Tailor is Charged with
Swindling Duchess Out of Two
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
TOURS. France. Dec. 20,-The trial of the
self-styled "Count" and "Countess" de
Gatlgny, who are charged with having
swindled the Duchess de Cholseul out of
J3iiO.0O0 In the sale of spurious paintings
opened before Judge Roberts In the cor
rectional court today.
The complainant was the widow of
Charles Hamilton Paine of Boston and re
cently married the Duke de Cholseul. whose
mother was Mary, daughter of .Malcolm
Forbes of Boston.
In addition to the prli dpal allegation De
Gatlgny Is accused of stealing a sum of
money from the pockethook of the duchess
during her stay In Ver.na.
The case attracted a large and fashlon
alde crowd as the public Is Intensely Inter
ested In the fate of the two who lived so
luxuriously In the Chateau de La Tour.
Many American and Kuropean Journalists
also were present In anticipation of absorb.
Ing developments In connection with the
fantlstlo career of the son of an Kngllsh
tailor, who posed as Prince Borgletto,
Prince Luzlvr,an and Count I' Aulby de
Gatlgny ana the revelation of further de
tails, regarding the alleged blackmailing
plot based on letters asserted to have been
These letters, which the defendant
claimed to have received from the complain
ant, Involve Alexandro Tschernldleff, who
recently was arrested In London, charged
with conspiring to blackmail the duc.iess.
M. Plumon and M. Sturcl appeared for the
duchess and Frederic Allaln and M. Bernard
for the .accused. The "countess" was form
erly Miss Francesco Monti Lunt of Boston.
The two were married at Trinity church
In that city In 1894.
Yale is Passing to
Control of Laymen
Only Seven of the Nineteen Members
of Board of Trustees Are
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Dec. 20.-The elec
tion of Clarence H. Kelsey of New York
City to the Yale corporation attracts at
tention In Yale circles here as a new step
In the laicising of the governing body of
the university. The corporation now con
sists of three ex-offlclo members. Presi
dent Hadley and the governor, and the
lieutenant governor of Connecticut; six
members elected each for six years by the
alumni and ten members as successors of
the original ten trustees, who elect their
own members for life.
Up to a few years ago the ten were all
clergymen, but since that time by the
voluntary- action of the clergymen three
laymen have been elected almost in suc
cession, Payson Merrill of New York,
Charles JHnriktns Clark r,f .J
now 'Mr. Kelsey. ' lis a. result of these-
cnangea tne old clerical majority of one
in the corporation of nineteen members is
changed to a laical majority of five and
If two more laymen are elected as suc
cessors of the original trustees the cleri
cal dominance In that body will pass also.
Tha six members of tha corporation elected
by the votes of the alumni under an amend
ment Of tllA 1 1 ,1 ( a.l , -I . . .
. vuai ier succeeded
i In 1872 the six senior mem hers nt n,. r-
jnectlcut senate, who had previously been
iiioiuucid ui iiia uvujr.
Temple Iron Company
Anthracite Coal Railroads Perma
nently Enjoined from Con
PHILADELPHIA, Dee. 10. Following Its
decision that the Temple Iron company
controlled by the Reading and other an
thracite railroads, waa an Uleeai rnmr.in..
tlon In restraint of trade, the United
States circuit court here toda'v Is,.,,.. .
decree permanently enjoining the corpora
tion irom doing business.
The decree restrains the railroad cornnm-
tlons that own Its stock from further exer
cising control over the Temple Iron com
pany, but does not grant the government'
request that the other points in the case
be dismissed without prejudice.
The court simply dismissed the other con-
tentlons of the government and It is a
question whether the government can ever
take up again certain aliened coirhinnii,n
It mentioned In Ha bill of complaint.
GALLAGHER TRIAL POSTPONED
Coart Will sqslre Into "unity of Ike
Man Who Shot Mayor Ciay
nor Janaary S.
NEW YORK. Dec. 20.-Tha trial of
James Gallagher for the shooting of Wil
liam Edwards, street cleaning commis
sioner, while the latter was trying to pro
tect Mayor Gaynor from Gallagher's attack
on August 9 last, was postponed today until
January S. Justice Swayxe announced that
the court would proceed on January 3,
with a preliminary inquiry into the Issue of
Insanity. "If this Inquiry shows the man
Is sane," said the Judge, "we will proceed
with the trial." i
Society Women Who Act as
Real Saleswomen for Charity
"Something for you today?"
And they ask it In an almost professional
way, the amateur salespeople who Mon
day and Tuesday Invaded the Benson &
Thotne store and for the sake of the coffers
of the First Congregational church society
sold real Christmas good to real shoppers
In a real store and for real money, too.
There wss furthermore, nothing amateurish
about the thoroughness with which the
women who ve had "some experUnoe selling
at church fails" displayed their wares, ad
vistd as to gift, recommended this -sad
that and then tabulated their sales.
The arrsngement was that the church
society received 10 per cnt of the am unt
of the sales made by these salespeople,
pro-tern, and that was the cause of the
assiduity. Of the results of their efforts
Mr. Benson spoke with enthusiasm. He
said, without hesitancy, that they succeed
admirably in making aalea. And the presi
TO HE MADE ISSUE
Insurgents Dislike Ruling by Speaker
Cannon on Ruling of Postal
TWO MONTHS' DELAY RESULT
Assert Change Would Prevent Alleged
Restraint of Business.
WOULD LIMIT TIME OF DEBATE
Say Too Much Attention is Given to
OMNIBUS BILL PASSES SENATE
House Devotes Hay to Consideration
of Eteeatlve, Legislative and
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Further revi
sion of the rules of the house of represent
atives Is contemplated by the insurgent
members. Conferences were hold today to
determine the form of the amendmnts
that are to be offered.
The Insurgents are not satisfied with the
manner In which the new rule giving the
house power to discharge a committee
from the consideration of a bill was ad
ministered when ita first trial occurred
yesterday. This- rule was procured last
session to provide the means whereby a
bill could be brought before the houeo
when a committee refused to report It
or delayed too long In acting on It.
Speaker Cannon ruled yesterday that the
postal reorganisation bill should be read
In full when the motion was made to
bring It before the house. Lees than one
fourth of the bill could be read yesterday
and at tha same rate It will take at least
three more days to finish the reading.
As this bns'ness Is only reobgnlxed every
first and third Monday of tha month all
motions of a like character will be de
layed almost two months before the mo
tion finally Is put to the house as to
whether the postal bill shall be considered.
Insurgents Would Chanaxe Role.
The Insurgents assert this is a restraint
of bus'.ness which can be easily remedied
by a small change In the rule. They pro
pose to offer another amendment that will
require only the reading of the title of
the bill when the motion is made to dis
charge the committee and to bring it be
fore the house. .
Further than thla, the insurgents propose
another amendment to limit the debata
that can be had on bills on the calendar.
They think toomuch time la glvn to un
important measures and that business win
be greatly - expedited if auch an amend
ment Is offered.
It has not been determined what member
shall Introduce the new amendments, but
the Insurgent republicans practically are
united upon their plana. They do not an
ticipate' m light. having these change
made. "' " " - -:
Senate Paaaea Omnibus Mill.
In spite of the vigorous fight waged upon
It by Senator Bristow of Kansas, the om
nibus claims bill, carrying more than
$2,000,000, waa passed by the senate today.
The Kansas senator occupied six days In
addressing the Benate in opposition to the
measure, but when it came to a vote the
bill was passed, 45 to 11. The senate con
firmed Martin A. Knapp, chairman of the
Interstate Commerce commission, to be a
United States circuit Judge and Mr. Knapp
will take his place on the new court of
commerce, when that tribunal Is organized.
The house devoted practically the entire
day to consideration of the executive, leg
islative and Judicial appropriation ' bill,
which carries S35.32o.219. Representative
Macon of Georgia successfully opposed all
efforts to force Increases in the measure, j
and It was' still under consideration "when
the house adjourned.
Both the senate and the house will meet
at noon tomorrow. .When they adjourn It
will be for the holiday recess and they
will not reconvene until January S.
The traveling expenses of Governor
Walter Ell Clark of Alaska, were under fire
In the house today. Representative Cox of
Indiana wanted to know why Alaska's
chief executive should receive so much
more than the governor : of Arizona, who
was allowed only $500. The bill grants
Governor Clark a lump sum of $7,150 for
traveling and office expenses, an Increase
of $2,600 more than granted last year.
Mr. Gillette of Massachusetts, In charge
of the bill, said-he did not know unless It
waa because of the vastly greater distances
In Alaska and the greater necessity for tha
governor of Alaska, as the mouthpiece of
that territory, to come to Washington to
advise on Alaskan matters. Mr. Stephens
of Texas, a democrat. Mr. Mann and
others,, defended tha paragraph and Mr.
Cox waived further objection.
GARMENT WAGON RIDDLED
Driver for Chicago Factory Shot and
Horses Wander Array with
CHICAGO. Dec. 20. John Donnelly, a
driver for a garment factory here, today
waa shot and his wagon waa riddled with
bullets. He lay dying on his wagon while
the horses, undirected, wandered away. The
police discovered his plight. He Is not ex
pected to live.
dent of the church aoelety, Mrs. Frederick
T. Rouse, was equally emphatic in speak
ing for the way the erstwhile shoppers
have taken the other side of the counter.
Monday thla company of clever amateurs
whose courtesy wooed and won the favor
of the purchaser, for their warea. Included
Mrs. W. 8 Hl&ckwell, Mrs. A. G. Edwards,
Mrs. J. J. McMlllen. Mrs. K. C. Squires.
Mrs. K. Brunner. Mrs. W. H. Bucholtz,
Mrs. E. P. Ellis, Mrs. rtreet. Mrs. George
1'lerce, "Miss Agnes Sonier, Miss Mary
Sumner. Tuesday the goods were shown
and sold by Mrs. F. T. Rouse, Miss Kate
Uoorhead. Miss Ruth Harding, Miss Carrie
Harding, Miss Ruth G-anson. Mrs. C. L.
Henipel. Mrs. Haltie Plttlr.ger. Mrs. J. A.
Pollard, Mrs. George Pierce. Mrs D. L.
Simpson, Mrs. W- E. Bingham.
The society of the Walnut Hill Methodist
church will send representatives to the
atore Friday and Saturday to profit by
the same 10 per cent arrangetner
A r ... i a.
From the Chicago Evening Post.
OBJECT TO LORIMER REPORT
Formidable Opposition to Action of
Committee May Develop.
HINTS AT TOO JtiUCH SECRECY
Failure to Prlat Testimony Taken by
Subcommittee ia Causing- Dia
satlsfaetlon Among; tha
WASHINGTON, Dec. ' 20. What may
prove formidable cppoz'.tlon to the adop
tion of any report to the senate for the
exoneration of Senator Lorimer aa the re
sult of the. investigation of charges of
bribery In connection with his election by
the Illinois legislature to succeed Senator
Hopkins la aald to hnve developed on the
Several senators rare fdeclaredV- to have
agreed that they - would compel a post
ponement of tha whole subject until after
the holiday reoess, In order Shot all mem
bers might have an opportunity to digest
the testimony as well as the report of the
committee on privileges and elections.
Chairman Burrows called tha committee
on privileges and elections together today,
and soon after the adjournment It was re
ported that he had been authorized to re
port the Lorimer matter to the senate In
accordance with the findings of the sub
committee. Great dissatisfaction is said
to have been expressed because of the fail
ure of the committee to have printed the
findings of the subcommittee. It Is aa-.
serted there never has been an Investiga
tion In which such a diligent effort has
been made to keep the proceedings secret.
Differences in Committee.
According to authoritative Information,
the subcommittee was a unit in declaring
that there had been no evidence that Sen
ator Lorimer had been Involved In any
manner In the purchasing of votes of In
dividual members of the legislature, but
that there Is some difference of opinion
aa to what had been the result if all the
votes against which there waa taint had
It developed today also that some mem
bers of the full committee believed the
subcommittee should have reported merely
whether bribery had been resorted to in
the election in which Mr. lorimer was
successful and that the Instructions given
by the senate In the resolution authorizing
the Investigation had not called for a re
port of exoneration for Mr. lorimer. Re
gardless of this fact, no one could be found
who was willing to bring In a minority re
port. Individual Statements Filed.
Although Senators Fraxler and Heyburn,
who were members of the subcommittee,
filed Individual statements, they did not
dissent from tha flndlnga of the subcom
mittee that there waa no evidence that
Mr. Lorimer had been a party to cor
ruption or any waa practiced In the elec
tion. It appears probable that the Burrows
report will not receive the unanimous sup
port of the committee.
Nevertheless, nothing could be learned
of the reasons of Individuals for not sub
mitting their dissent in the form of minor
Senator Burrows is expected to submit
the report of the committee, tomorrow. He
has on file the statements submitted by
Senators Heyburn and Frailer and these
will be made public with the- report of the
SIOU CITY CAPITALIST
IN FIGHT AGAINST LIQUOR
James F. Tor Will Asalst ia Cam
paign Against Buffet in Clubs
aad Lodge Rooms.
SIOUX CITY. Ia.. Dec. 30. (Special Tel
egram.) The entrance of James F. Toy,
president of the Farmers' Loan and Trust
company and generally accounted the
richest man in Sioux City, into the fight
which the Anti-Saloon league is making
against the Country club, "whose mem
bership includes the elite of Sioux City,"
the Elks, the Owls and the Eagles has
created a sensation here. In a statement
printed here today Mr. Toy denouncea the
sale of "cocktails," "whisky sours" and
champagne to men and women at the
clubs and aya he will contribute funds
to help the Anti-Haloon league stop It.
He says there Is no difference between "a
gentleman on the hill and a gentleman In
P. ) M ' Uj 0i M
was the old Wimmin'M Vioe . "VAl
Revisiting it in Winter
Htfh between these -trees yL
Near Durham, N. C,
Charred Bodies of J. H. Sanders,
Daughter and Granddaughter
Fond in Bains of Home.
DURHAM, N. C Dec. 20. Three charred
bodies found In the ruins of the burned
home of J. L. (Sanders, near Hester, twenty
miles from here, last night, and strands
of a girl's hair discovered In pool of
bhxd In the yard, led to the arrest one
hour later of Nathan Montague, a young
negro, on charges of criminal assault, mur
der and arson. ' '
The negro was rushed to Durham for
safe keeping and will be transferred o the
Btate penitentiary, following n Inquest
- Thr bodies are bellevad to be those- erf
Mr. ganders, his daughter Mary and his
i-y ear-old granddaughter.
Neighbors discovered the Banders home
on fire last night The house burned and
when the three members of the family
were found to be missing a search was
On the site where the house had stood
there waa a large pool of blood In which
were found strands of hair. Nearby the
searchers found a large pocket knife cov
ered with blood. Soon afterward the bod
ies were discovered.
One of the neighbors recognized the knife
as the one he had seen Montague use at
a neighbor's home, where Montague was
assisting In killing hogs. He also remem
bered that Miss Sanders was there at the
When Sheriff Wilson went to Montague's
home and accused htm of committing the
crime, the negro was trembling with fear.
He offered resistance, but waa taken into
custody. The sheriff rushed the negro
across country to prevent possible attempt
to lynch him. ...
Near Durham, N. C,
Negro Assaults White Girl, Kills Her
and Members of Family and
DURHAM N. C, Dec. . After assault
ing a white girl here thla morning.' a negro
murdered his victim, then killed her father
and another glM and burned the home of his
victims. The negro has been arrested.
RICHMOND, Va.. Dec. SO.-A special dis
patch to the News-Leader from Wilson.
N. C, says: "W. B. Saunders of Wilson,
this morning received a telegram from
Granville county, stating that his father,
mother, alster and two nephews were mur
dered and burned at their home last night."
Former Indiana flanker Released.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Dec. 20-Justus
L. Broderlck, formerly a banker of Indian
apolis, will eat his ChrUtmaa dinner at
home, having been released from the fed
eral prison, here today, after sen-Ing a sen
tence of ten years for violation of the na
tional banking laws. He has been assistant
to the chief clerk of the prison for several
Date for Hanging of Woman
HAIIRISBURG, Pa., Dec. M.-Among the
legaclos Governor Stuart will leave for
John K. Tener, his successor, when he re
tires from office next month Is the disposal
of the case of Mrs. Kate Kd wards, who Is
in the Berks county Jail under sentence of
death for thu murder of her husband about
nine years ago. Because of the public
sentiment stirred up at the time of her
conviction against hanging a woman, two
governors have passed up her case to their
Mrs. Kdwards and a negro named Glea- j
son were arrested for the murder of the
husbsnd. The colored man was a paramour
of the woman and the husband declared
he would kill her; so that in fear, if not
In a sort of aelf-defense. she killed him
olio night and threw the body Inte a well.
Mrs. Kdwards and the negro were tried
for murder and Gleason on a retrial was
acquitted, though once convicted, but the
woman was convicted and sentenced to be
Governor Penn) packer aet a day for the
OMAHA MEN REACH CAPITAL
J. L. Kennedy and H. H. Baldrige
Take Douglas Endorsement.
HOW THE DELEGATION STANDS
President Taft Said to Favor Promo,
tlon of Judges Where Possible
Learned Haa Many Friends
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Dee. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) Ex-Con greosman John L Kennedy
and Howard H. Baldrige of Omaha arrived
In Washington today for the purpose, per
sonally of presenting to President Taft the
endorsement of the Douglas county Bar as
sociation . of Myron L. learned to be a
member-of the ctrcoit court, of the Elgoth
clrduft to fill the Vacancy caused by the
promotion of Judge Willis Van Deventer to
the supreme bench.
A conference with the president has been
arranged for 10 o'cloc ktomorrow.
Without reflecting upon others who lrive
bea nmentioned from Nebraska for the cir
cuit judgeship, It Is generally conceded here
that Myron Learned has pre-eminent quali
fications for the place. The members of
the delegation, even Representative Hitch
cock, do not hesitate to speak In glowing
terms of Mr. Learned, although Mr.' Hitch
cock Is outspokn for the promotion of
Judge W. H. Munger for the vacancy.
Mr. Baldrige, who arrived In the city
late this afternoon, said the only thing
which brought him to Washington at this
time was to do all he possibly could for
Mr. Learned and that he would leave no
stone unturned to bring about an appoint
ment, which he believes would be hailed
enthusiastically not only by lawyers of
the state, but by those who hud business
"I regard Myron eLarned as exceptionally
equipped for tile position. He Is Judicially
Inclined, he has a fine legal mind, he has
poise and no man has got a collar on him.
He had had an extended practice, not only
In county, but In state courts, and, above
all, he has the temperament which every
Judge should hve, I am here for the pur
pose of helping Myron Learned to the
Attitude of Delewat Ion.
Ex-Congresnrnan Kennedy, who had an
extremely warm reception when on the
floor of the house, particularly from the
older members of the body, started In
early to round up the Nebraska delegation
In behaU of Mr.. Learned. He found that
Mr, Burkett had endorsed his law purtner,
H. If. Wilson , of Lincoln; that Senator
Brown Jiad , performed a like service for
his fellow .townsman, Judge Calkins of
eKarney. uJdge Norrls, who would like to
liave the job himself, thought a call on the
president by himself at thla time would
not avail very much, and so the point was
not pressed by'. Mr. Kennedy. In view of
these conditions ex-Congressman Kennedy
and Mr. Baldrige have decided to "go It
alone" and present Mr. eLarned s name
(CoatlQucd on Second Page.)
Refuse to Fix
execution, but before the date arrived an
application was made to the board of par
dons for, th commutation of the woman's
death sthteno to Imprisonment for l.fe,
and on. the alght previous to the day of
execution, OoVernor Penny packer reprieved
tne woman In arder that the board might
hear the case. The messenger bearing the
governor's reprieve arrived at the Reading
Jail while Mr. Kdwards was with the min
ister, who was administering the last rites
The Aoard of pardons took up the case
and then decl'ned to commute the death
sentence. This was seven years a-jo. It
thn rested with Governor I'tnnv packer
to again fix the day for Mrs. Kdwards ex
ecution, hut he never took action. Gov
ernor Stuart j:kwlse has not taken action,
and now the case descends to Governor
Meantime Mrs Kdwards hns occupied a
cell In the Berks county Jail and Is sa'd
to be a most exemplary prisoner.
Mrs. W. C. Dickey of Council Bluffs
Unheard of by Dickey's Friends
Before Petition Filed.
SHE ATTACHES HIS PROPERTY
Plaintiff Requests Grant of $30,0C0
DEFENDANT HIGHLY PROMINENT
Is a Wealthy Councilman and School
CRUELTY ROUNDLY CHARGED
Petition Acrusrs Sir. Dickey of Strik
ing; Her nnd Otherwise lll-Trrat-Ins;
Her Desertion la Also
A Heard liy Her.
A divorce suit that created Immense
hat created Immense s
friends of W. C. Picked
prise among the
one of the older residents and best known
real estate men In Council Bluffs, was
filed In the district court of Pottawattamie
county lnst evening. Three years ago Mr.
Dickey closed out some of his Interests
and went to Boise. Ida., where he engaged
In banking business, real estate and other
enterprises In a most successful manner,
ll-j has made frequent trips home and
spent a ame portion of last summer In
Council llluifs None of tils friends had
been Informed of the fact that he remarried
until the dhorco petition announced It.
The petition asks absolute divorce and
S30.000 alimony. - '
The petition was drawn and acknowl
edged at Caldwell, Ida , and filed by Flick
Inger Bros.. Council Bluffs attorneys. Ida
L. Dickey Is the plaintiff. She c lieges that
she married Mr. Dickey In Canyon county,
Idaho, on August 14, 1008. and lived with
him until August 15, 1908. Just one day.
She charges that he Immediately began a
system cf cruelty and Intimidation for the
purpose of driving her from him and re
fused to permit her to live with him as
Says "Mo More Money."
Soon after her marriage, asserts Mrs.
Dickey, he Induced her to ' go to .Seattle.
Wash., upon the promise that he would
shortly follow and take her to California,
where he would buy property and provide
a good home for her. Then, after several
months, she avers, ha served notice upon
her that he would not only continue to
refuse to go to her, but would send her
no more money.
Mrs. Dickey says she then wrote and
notified him that ahe would return to Boise
City. Sho did so and avers that he went
to see her, but refused to recognise her as
his wife or be recognised as her husband.
She further avera that on. or about March
10, 1910. he assaulted her with his fists
and threatened her life. She asserts that
he repeatedly told her that he would live
with her upon no other condition than
that she should not be known as hla wife.
i he plaintiff avers that Mr Mickey hft
Boise on June wiA She teL'ei leff tne
state of Idaho. She further astefts her
belief that "he Is now In hiding somewhere
In Iowa." . .
The Woman says she has no- money to
prosecute the case or- pay railroad fare.
She says she thinks Mr. Dlokey has real
estate property In Jowa and Kansas ami
elsewhere valued at 175,000 end personal
property worth 115,000. She Wants divorce
and an Immediate allowance of S5.000 as
temporary alimony for expenses and sup
port, attorney's fees,. etc., and $j'..M per
manent alimony at the final hearing. She
also asks for a writ of attachment on
goods, lands, chattels, tenements, etc., be
longing to her husband.
Twelve Lots Attorned.
The petition was submitted to Judge
Green last night and an order of attach
ment was Issued by him covering all of
the property belonging to Mr. Dickey that
could be hurrldly )ocateL The property
comprised twelve or fifteen lots, valued
at about II, 500. Mr. Dlckev Is now thought
to be somewhere In California,
Mrs. Dickey's attorney la Owen LoveJoy
of Caldwell, Idaho. Fllcklnfer Bros, have
no other connection wtlh the suit than to
simply act aa local representatives of
LoveJoy. Lawyer .LoveJoy Is a former
Iowa man and practiced In Carroll and
Boone counties. All that li known about
the new Mrs. Dickey tha she is quite
a young and good looking woman, '
Mr. Dickey's first Wife died in Council
Bluffs about ten years ago. lie had built
one of the most beautiful and expensive
homes In this city, located at the luncture
of Benson street and Itydo avenue. He
exchanged this property recently for a
ranch In Antelope county, Nebraska, which
he has since sold for 130,000. Mr. Dickey
has been a member of th Council Bluffs
council and Board of Education and for
more than thirty yeara prominent In the
affairs of the city. He hat four daughters
and one son, several of whom reside In
Council Bluffs and Omaha. All are mar
ried. One of Mr. Dickey's recent ventures was
the establishment of a bank at Burley,
Idaho, where his son-in-law, C. M. Ober
holier, a well known former Council Bluffs
young man. Is now cashier, and where his
son Chester Is a prominent hardware mer
chant.' MARTIN A. KNAPP CONFIRMED
Former Chairman of Commerce Com
mission llrromes Member of
WASHINGTON, Dec. tO.-Martln A.
Knapp waa confirmed by the senate today
as an additional circuit judge of the sec
ond Judicial circuit and he will take his
place on the bench of the new court of
commerce as soon os thtt tribunal Is
organized. Mr. Knapp waa chairman of
the Interstate Commerce commission.
The senate committee on Interstate com
merce today decided to report favorably to
the senate the names of C. C. McChord of
Kentucky and B. P. Meyer of Wisconsin
to be members of the Interstate Commerce
commission. It Is said the senate will act
on the recommendation tomorrow,.
WCHITA MANJ)R0PS DEAD
n. . Ilasaebrouk Kxsilres Just fler
Presenting Daachter vtith 500
WICHITA, Kan., Dec. SP.-S. S. Hassc
brook, 77 years old, fell dead on the
sidewalk here today Just after giving his
daughter SioO as a Christmas gift. He ex
pired while he was In a bank, applying the
gift on a home she was buying. Paralysis
was the cause of deat
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