Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 11, 1911, NEWS SECTION, Page 4, Image 4
niR BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1911. ' POISON. IN TEA AND COFFEE Douglas Rodenbaugh Tells of Al leged Attempts to Kill Him. 'he ACCUSES ELDER DAUGHTER aye Marina riarrd Tarl Cirrra la Hftrfi and Told II Ira hat I lliltr Had Told Her to Do It. NORTHWOOD. la. Nov. lO.-nougla , Jtodenbaugh was the principal witness ajralnst hla own daughter, Mrs. Etta Lar son, who la charged with having at tempted to poison him, when the rue waa resumed before Judge Clyde today. He maintained the utmovt stolidity In the witnes chair, detailing with little how of emotion, the varlona attempta to 'take nil life, which he laid at the door of hla daughter. lie raid that in the latter part of IStfl he bean to suspect that something waa going wrona with hla food, particularly hie coffee and tea. He watched hie younger daughter, Marlon, and tne day accused her of hav- , lng tried to poison him. "Marlon ran away from home." the , witness continued In rerponse to quea tlona by rroseeutor Warkley. "But I found her nest day at Etta's home hid ing under a bed. It waa then that aha first sold that Etta had told her to do It." Rodenbaugh detailed the effects of the polaon on him. He said the I'srls green "was placed In hla coffee four times and once arsenic waa put In hla tea. Thla afternoon W. A. Human and J. Mullen of Clear ike, handwriting ex ! perts, were scheduled to take the stand (to Identify the ten letters purporting to have been written by Mrs. Larson, In , which threata were made against the life of Marlon Itodenbaug'.i, if she told of the alleged polaon' plot. 1 These let tors were addressed to Marlon 'and nearly every sentence waa burdened lth "lon't foil tejl on me, for if you 4o we will kill you." 1 Another letter read: "t'on't go to Mason City. The lawyers will kill you. They have been known to do such things. HOW MUCHJA BUSHEL? . Vailed states standard end the Variation of Different . , . States. . . The principal work of the . bureau of Standards In Washington la to establish Scientifically accurate standards for the weights and measures used in the United - States. Recently the bureau baa been ' engaged In gathering statistics (o show . the legal weight of a bushel of different . eommodltlea, aa fixed either by national legislation for the purposes of the cue ; toms or by state legislatures for the pur ' poses of trade within statea. In the cs-e of a few commodities only i such as wheat, oats and peas, are the r legal weights uniform throughout the ? country, and In many cases they differ ', Widely. Neither do the legal weights '.which the bureau has luted represent a ' volume equal to the bushel of 2,150.42 oublr Inches the United States bushel, soV called. On account of the variation! In the densities of oommudltlet In different lo. calltlea anil In different seasons It la )m. poeelble to fix with any degree of cer. talnty the weight of a given vojume of any commodity such aa potatoes, apples, coal or corn. Sine therefore the actual weight can be fixed only approximately It Is Important that In transactions In which the "bushel measure la used It be . distinctly understood which bushel la meant; that Is, whether a volume of I.10O.C cubic Inches or a certain number pound. Bine these two definitions of the bushels are contradictory the bureau recommends that all sales be made by weight, aa la now tho practice in ail transactions In Wheat. There are eighty-four commodities for which legal weights In pounds to the bushel have been generally adopted by the statea. The list btglna with alfalfa , seed and ends with wheat, both of which run sixty pound to the bushel. Apples range between forty-five and fifty pounds to the bushel; drkd apples, twenty-four to twenty-eight; barley, forty-seven to . forty-eight, and so on. The list Include vegetable, fresh and dried, awed of many kinds, charcoal, coat, berries, meats, nuts, lime, fruits, salt and popcorn. i In acme rase the United States stand ard has been adopted; In other case wher I her 1 no United State standard the state hav had to fix their own. In some Instance there la a considerable difference In the standards. For example, malt rang from thirty to thirty-eight pounds to a bushel and popcorn from forty-two In th ear In Ohio to aeventy ahelled In Iowa. When uch great differ once occur, however, ther I usually a reason, such, aa the presence or absence of the cob. Knowing this, trader make proper allowances. It Is Interesting to otlca that peaa, clover seed and wheat are all rated at sixty pounds to the bushel and that In tbeae commodities such statea a have a standard make It conform to that of the federal government. Her Is a list of the United Htates stand ard weights for all tho commodities for which It ha been estibllahod: Larky, fifty; buckwheat, forty-two; bl tumlnoua coal, eighty; corn, fifty-six; cornmeal, forty-eight; riaxaeed (linseed), fifty-s'.x; malt, thirty-four; oats, thirty two; peaa, sixty; potatoea, alxty; rye, flfty-alx; wheat, sixty. The table published by th bureau of tandarda 1 valuable to the middleman who de4l with producer In various parts of th country. It Is also valuable to the statistician who may want to ascertain, for example, the dlfftrtnce In the cost of living between certain localities. With out knowing accurately how much of a given product there Is In a bushel the ordinary man would be wholly at a lose to know whether or not b waa getting like quantity for like ir.or.ey. If the time arrive when gooda are aold by a universal standard throughout the union such a table as the one just de- scribed will become unnecessary. Until then It la useful both to the producer of crops and th consumer. Youth,' Cuiu-paaiu. Trough Means Bar, Not Place Where Bribes Are Paid CHICAGO, Nov. 10. What ws r.iennt by tho "trough" In Fprlngfleld at ths time of the election of United States Senator Iyirlmer In May. !!. was ex- plslned before the senate Investigating committee today by John E. DeWolf. a democratic state representative who vote! for Lorlmrr. IteWolf was questioned concerning a Matement in the testimony of Ilepreren-t-ttlve Charles White, confessed bribe taker, that the day before the election of I.orlmer DeWolf asked Whit whether the tuttrr had bein "up to th trough?" "Ild you tell White you had been up to the trough and axk whether he had been up?" sskerl Attorney John .1. liealy. ' I did not." replied I'rWolf. "Or rather I should say 1 never referred to the trough' except to mean the I ar. In Kprlmrrlcid the 'trough' always meant the bar." IeVolf testimony wsa Intended to re fute Whiles charge that going up "to the trough" meant going after money. (jurat noncd again about his purclians of a sUty-three-acre form at a prlco of M.M several months after Renntor Lorl mer's election, DeWolf declared he was still unable to say exactly In what de nomination were the bills with which he made a payment of $309. IeVolf said he often kept aa much as $1,500 In his house. "It Was nothing for mo to have large sum about," said tho witness. "W never feared burglar." For the balsnce due on the farm he pur chased. DoWolf snld ha gave mortgages. He added that the money he had was salary received aa a member of the legis lature. Kred M. Blount testified concerning his interest in th candidacy of Albert J. Hopkins for tha senatorshlp. He said he had read a story about his going to Pprlngfleld with a bag of money to advance Hopkins' Interest, but ther was no truth In it. He never heard any bribery talk other than what he had read. JUDGE EASTMAN WEDS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART BUrKALO. N. Y , Nov. 10.-apeclal Tel egram Judge W. W. Eaitmen oi Omaha, 71. and Mrs. Harsh J. Ureen ot buffalo, several jeare his junior, child hood sweethearts, wet married her to bight. They attended the same school aa chll drea In a Utile town In this slat. East mu went away to the civil war, msrrtcr aud settled dona In On aha. The gin tie left behind him a,nrivl, too. Judt .aatmaa did cot see her aga n until last year, when he. a widower, came tx N York to attend the Orat.d Army reunlor. and found her a widow. Mr. and Mrs. Eastman will return to Omaha about KovciuLvr U. Insurgents Want. National Primary ' ' in Every State WASHINGTON'. .Vov. 10,-Walter T. Houser, chairman of the progressive re publican campaign committee, ha ap pealed through circular letter to th chairman of every republican state com mittees In the United BUtes, urging that steps be- taken to Insure a repulblcan presidential primary In each state, by law in the flv states wher it I pro vided for by statute, and in other states by direction: of th campaign committees. In hi letter Chairman Houser calls at tention to the resolution adopted at a conference of progressive republican In Chicago last month favoring state pri maries for candidate for president and vice president and urging state com mittees, to provide that th people be given tho right to express their cholc for president before th national conven tion I held. "Th demand for popular selection of candidates for office," says Chairman Houser, .'tboth , slats and national,, has become general. 1( la obvious that no man despite th wishes of the rank and Ills of Uia rpulbican party can In spire ths confidence or command th united and enthusiastic support which will bo so necessary to republican success in 1B12." Mr. Houser stated In the letter, which waa mailed also to ths governor, lieu tenant governor and speaker of th lower nous In each stats that the friend of Henator La rollett ar ready to ubmlt hi nam for nomination to a direct vol of th rank and file of th party. One Member Each is Present in Illinois House and Senate epiUNQ FIELD, 111., Nov. 1.-Th houa and senate met today with one member present In each, llepreeentatlv Jam F. Morris, constituted th house, whll Senator Waags was th senate. The houa adjourned until tomorrow, th sen. at until I p. m. Monday. Oovsrnor Den sen departed for Lebanon to attend a meeting of the trust... r.r McKendre college, but will return bei for th attorney general renders a de rision on th question put up to him yesterday by th executive committee. Missing Sheepman f robably Drowned CA8PEH, Wyo., Nov. 10.-(BDoial.1- Peter Crolg, camp mover for the Patton & Milne Sheep company, la missing and It Is feared he waa drowned in Hand tfpring lake. A herder for the Puller Sheep company passed th lake and saw Crolge outfit on the bank. Th horses were pawing Impatiently and the herder, thinking that Crolg was in the near vhlnlty, waited a while, but tho camp mover not ahowing up th herder etartcd lo Investigate. He found where Crolg had cut a hole In th 1c. apparently for th purpose of securing water for his earn. Crolg' cap and water bucket were found near the hoi and th sup position Is that he fell In while taking a drink prior to filling his bucket. fr3 ELOPER GIVEN TWO YEARS FOR WIFE DESERTION BIOUX FALLS, 8. V., Nov. 10 -(Spe cial.) Among th latest prtaonera to Is lodged In the Wloux Falls penitentiary Is Andrew Hasr, formerly employed as a rakrinan by the Milwaukee ial1wa company, who In the state circuit court of Walworth county was aentenced to a term of two year for deserting his wife and eloping with Urenelda Admundson, a young gtrl whoa horn I at MobMdge. Th girl waa a waitress In th depot restaurant at Mobrldg and It waa ther that llaar first met her. He made vio lent love to her, with the result that they titled, going westward. They were traced to Butte. Mont, by Sheriff Hughes of Walworth county and th father of the girl and Hear was arrested there and brought back to South Dakota. "Father, I want to go home; I cannot stand this life any longer." were the words with ahlch the girl gret-d her father as she tnrew nnself Into his arma when be by chance met her on a street lu Itutt as he was about to give up th search for her. Persistent Advertising U ths Koad to Llg tut urn. AS! te Fm Scarfs aid Mil FROM THE GREAT BARNES & CO. RETAIL STOCK Bate- merit Blonded Mink, Jap Mink, Blonded anc Gray Squirrel Sable and Isabella Canadian Martens, French Lyrx, Black Wolf, Imitation Ermine, Black Fox. i'l'AVV raii'wrr.-KTOJ'N U.V l.fS IL I nm .Vtv mz j mm h 'Mi-. rersian JLamo -v; I Tho I?nmrS nfriflf rif T'jltopunn Voir- Torcnv niinlnii.l mne n-iio .f I , ... 1 e ..! i t . ,i i . - - unv.jf v- u.jkulu irai iwujia ui ni11 m,u tiieuium jftitut? iui nt;ceis m new pimpes lor inis season, maae in the most popular furs. They will be Bold in our basement Saturday at the most wonderful bargains ever known in Omaha. These are furs of depend able quality and will give good service. The scarfs are the fashionable shawl shapes, the long throws and the smaller neck pieces. The muffs are in up-to-date shapes. Grentest opportunity we ever offered. IN BASEMENT CLOAK DEPT. Bast" meat ALL THESE FURS GO ON SALE in Our BARGAIN Base ment CLOAK SECTION -All the Fur Scarfs and Muffs, Worth up to $2.50, 98c All the Fur Scarfs and Muffs, Worth up to $3.50, ail All the Fur Scarfs "d Muffs. Worth up to $5.00, : : . mil T3- r f 1 ITT m All the Scarfs and Muffs. Worth upto $10.00, ill All the Scarfs and Muffs, 98 p3 All the Fur Scarfs and Muffs, Worth up. to $15.00, aAa.ll fT TiTV Tt Ti ywj al. rMa. 9 as if ti it r . e-ci f ; m 1 vi n. si ia7Tavn the vJittJiJiii vsjjiii vuiiyjcajivi FROM THE BARNES & CO. RETAIL STOCK SATURDAY, IN OUR BASEMENT CLOAK SECTION Hundreds of children's classy, new coats for school or dressy wear medium and heavy weights for fall and winter long or short styles ages; 2 4o li years Bearskins, caraculs, beavers, meltons, novelty mixtures and plushes. Every coat is good dependable quality. The new and popular colors. These Children's Coats Are Worth Up To $7.50, at All tho Women's Winter Cloaks "Women's long, heavy plain col or or mixture coats, worth up to $8.50, ut- $g98 I'rom the Great Ilarnea & Co. Stock. "Women's loug, heavy Winter Coats, broad clot h s, revers ibles, etc., wortli up to $12.50, ut broadcloth, ker sey, mixture and auto coat 8 worth up to $15, 98 "Women's fine mixturo and reversible coats, broad cloths plushes and car aculs, at All the Women's Tailored Skirts From the Barnes & Co. Stock. Tailored dress and walking skirts, novelty cloths, blue and black serges, white cor duroys, stripes, wbr-5 gQ $41)50 steds, worth up to Q $G.5Q; Basement, at. III If"' I. .I,,L.I.,I.L,.II..II . .. ... All th 6--2 i Women's Tailored Suits From the Great Barnes & Co. Stock. Scores of exceptionally well tailored suits for Kmart fall and winter wear. Plain tailored or fancy trimmed in new $ shades and 6trictly up-to-date style features. Will give excellent wear. Barnes & Co. sold them up to $15.00. In Basement Cloak Section All the Women's wT Dresses From the Great Barnes & Co. Stock. , All pretty new styles tor this season every up-to-date shade, all sizes made of the favorite Bilk or woolen fabrics suitable for any occasion and worth up to $12.80, at $5 and $6!! BASEMENT CLOAK SECTION 2 JLtm " fc - Republicans Will Control Legislature of New Mexico SANTA FE, N. M . Nov. 10. Today's lection devrlopinents made It certain that th republican will control th Itg's- laturs In the atatn srnate by the two thirds majority and th democrats and progressiva republican together have only twenty v6te out ot forty-eight In the houa. The election of two regular republicans to th t'nlted Stutes nenute Is assured. Th democratic Candida Tor lieutenant governor, H C L'eliaca, waa elected as was W. C. McDonald, deniocratio candi date for governor, according to latent advlcca. McDonald's niajoilty waa fsX0. Th rest of the ticket I lit doubt. At the Theaters Jenny Gladstone, who is th real star at th Krug thla week In the Yankee Poodle tilrla' company, 1 or. of tho leading woman on the burlesque stae Her acts have attracted considerable comment and hav been heavily enccrsd ot each performance, Khapely and poa ofcirad of luxuriant dark hair. Miss tilaj ton Is a welcome leader In the butt ing girls' nupibcr. Miss Oladvtoue la grace ful and lends a certain charm io each of her efforts. Hh sings well and dances expertly. In th final song sha doe sev eral acrobatic turns, on of which Is th walking split, an exceedingly difficult enlevement. lUr work Indicates that Mini Uladxton should be In a higher claas thun burlesque. 8h is talent! to that degie which should Disks her a auccesa in musical comedy. 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Those who doubt it need oi. ly look In uion the vast audlonc at tha popular Qayety any afternoon or evetunp, where Frank Clemens' driving deers are an added attraction to the hilarious, though thoroughly genteel, per formance belntf given by Bam Howe's Love Makers." Ladles' matinee dally. Sousa organised ths band that beurs his name In September. JSC, and sines then) be and his aica have traveled about 600,000 miles. 8ousa estimates that he has given between 1.000 and 9,000 con certs, and whea he reached Vancouver ths latter part of September lie began the last lap of the longest tour he has ever undertaken. The band will be heard here on Sunday, matinee and night, at ths Boyd before their return to Nevr York. X Key to the S.tuation Bee Want Ads.