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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMHEll . 21, 1911-F1VK SECTIONS-TIIIUTY-TWO PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
General Belief that Negotiations
Will Fail to Bring; Peace to
Coming and Going in Omaha
TO MABRAY FROM.
Dispatches Signed by Defendant in
Trial for Conspiracy Identified
by Postal Inspector.
INSURGENTS READY TO MoVe
OFFICERS REPORTED DEALS
6 - JVrV
Indications that They Will Advance
Toward Petting Soon.
MAY VIOLATE TILE ARMISTICE
Rebel Leaders Are Having Trouble
Holding Men in Check.
BANKERS TALK ABOUT LOAN
Objection Jju.de to Advancing Honey
for Military Purposes.
DUAL MEDIATION IS PROPOSED
Great Britain and Japan Paid to
Be Considering- Joint Action
'Independent of the Other
PEKING, Dec. 23. In government cir
cles here there Beems to be little doubt
that the conference at Shanghai between
the representatives ot the Imperial govern
ment and the revolutionary party will
prove failure. The belief prevails that
the revolutionaries are preparing to ad
vance to the north by way of Pukow,
which Is In their possession.
Negotiations between the group of In
ternational bankers and the imperial
Chinese government for a loan are sus
pended ior the present. The ministers of
the tour Interested nations, the United
States, Great Britain, Germany and
France, for political reasons Invited the
Japanese and Russians to consider
whether they would co-operate In the
loan. The Russian charge d'affaires
showed no Inclination to do so and the
representatives of the other powers feared
that a boycott ot foreign merchandise
While all agreed fhe money should not
be advanced for ' military purposes cer
tain of the ministers argued that there
was only one recognised government,
which soon would be without fundi) and
when that occurred further lawlessness
would result, Including a grave pOHSiblllty
of the Imperial army being disintegrated
Into plundering bands.
Several American missionaries stationed
In the province , of Honan have replied
to 4 communication from the American
legation here that they see . no reason
necessitating retirement from their posts,
all the towns being peaceful.
The American legation Is not taking
such drastla steps as the British consul
ates, which are arresting their mission
aries who rafuse to leave the interior
Mar Violate Armistice.
NANKING, China, Dec. 2X The present
temper of the revolutionary troops here
gives grounds for the fear that the armls.
tice now existing may be broken and
that a serious encounter ' may occur In
the territory to the north of Pukow.
Within the last two weeks Chang Hsun,
who was formerly In command of the Im
perial government troops at Nanking and
who was Incorrectly reported to have
been killed, has received heavy reinforce
merits both of men and guns. With these
he has advanced south as far as Su-Chow-An,
retaking many towns and liv
ing on the country.
In the meanwhile the revolutionary
Xorces have advanced .northward to Linh-
Wel-Kwnn with strong supporting col
umns, o'.lapying the best positions.
Chang fctsun has commandeered the en
tire northern section ot the Tien Tsin
Hukow tailway, Including the whole of
the rolll us stock. The revolutionary
forces on theyother hand, hold the south
Chang Hsun's force is 10,000 strong,
while the revolutionists number 15.00Q. A
distance tit less than 100 miles separates
Chang Ilsun declares that he will re
take Nanking, while the southern or revo
lutlonary Xorces are keen to advance on
The revolutionaries, both officers and
men, are finr.ly convinced the conference
at Shanghe l Is merely a ruso to afford
Chang Usu i the time to concentrate his
relntorccme.it s and to enable the Imperial
government forces to strengthen their po
Peace Conference In Receas.
SHANGHAI, Dec. 23 The Cnineie peaca
conference will not resume Hb sessions
for level al days. Tang fhao "Yl, who
came as the representative of Premier
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For Nebraska Unsettled and colder.
For lowa Cloudy, colder.
Teaaneratar at Untasia Yesterday.
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Comparative Local neeord.
1311. lalO. 1!W9. 1908.
Highest yesterday M 25 26
Lowest yesterday 15 8 11 &"
Mean temperature 21 14 21
Precipitation 0 T .01 .w
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture ironi the normal:
Normal temperature 25
Kiceaa for the day 1
Total exoess s!nre March 1 7:3
Normal precipitation OS Inch
Deficiency tor lUe day il Incn
Total rallfall since March 1. . .16 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 IS. a inches
Je.lclency for or. peilod. 1110. .14.75 ln. hu
lUcess for cor. period, 1909.... 4.27 Inches
L, A- WELU. Local Forecuisr.
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I' WHAT OF 1912 ?
British Paper Says Canal Cannot Be
Made iree to Americans.
1IAY-PAUNCEI01E PACT QUOTED
It Is Aliened that t'nder Terms of
This Convention There Can Be
No Preference to Any
LONDON, Dec. 1A The ' llay-Paunce-
fote treaty of 1!W2, between Ureal i.iltain
and Ireland and the United States Is
quoted again today aatma President
'raft s suggestion In his message to con
gress on December 21, that preferential
treatment should be accorded to American
ships passing tnrough the Panama canal.
After reproducing the clause of Article
III of the Hay-Pauncefoto treaty relating
that the canal shall be open to the vessels
of all nations on terms of entire equality
In respect of the conditions or charges of
traffic or otherwise, the Pall Mall Ga
zette comments-on President Taft's pro
posal as follows:
"It might be good business for the
United States It It could get over the
trifling difficulty that It has solemnly
undertaken that "It would do nothing of
the kind. We trust that Sir Edward
Gray, the British foreign secretary, will
take steps to make the British view per-
tectly explicit and that even BrMsli Am
bassador Bryce. at Washington will for
once show some vigilance on behalf of our
commercial Interests." ,
Clause 1 of Article III of the treaty re
ferring to the Panama canal, which was
proclulmed on February 22, 1902, Is text
ually as follows:
. "The canal shall be free and open to
the vessels of commerce and of war of all
nations observing these rules, on terms
of entire equality, so that there shall be
no discrimination against any such nation,
or its citizens or subjects In respect of the
conditions or charges of traffla or other
wise. Such conditions and charges of
traffic shall be Just and equitable."
The rules referred to are substantially
those embodied In the convention of Con
stantinople, signed October 28, 1883, for the
free navigation of the Suez canal.
Hugh Murphy Gives
Paving Men a Shock,
, Lincoln a Present
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. SJ.-(Special Tel
egram.) Hugh Murphy's Christmas pres
ent to the Lincoln city engineer probably
will not be appreciated by local paving
contractors. The city Is to let contracts
for asphalt paving and the Omaha con
tractor, previous to the letting of bids,
was a visitor to the engineer's oitice and
scanned the specifications.
An envelope, supposedly containing a
bid, rame to the office. The city has
been paying about 12.10 for asphalt pav
lug, but with the prospect of competition
from the outside local men this time bid
down as low as $1.73. The supposed Mur
phy bid, however, when opened by the
engineer was' simply the compliments ot
On Charles Mayo
New YORK, Dec. 23 An operation for
gall stones was performed on Dr. Charles
Mayo of Rochester, Minn., who recently
was operated on In the Presbyterian hos
pital for appendicitis. The second opera
tion was performed after a consultation
of physicians, and according to a state
ment Issued by Dr. Joseph A. lllake, was
Dr. Msyo's condition. Dr. plake says,
to now regarded as satisfactory.
REV. MR. RICHES0N SHOWS
BOSTON, Dec. 2i-"There has been
a marked Improvement In the condition
of Rev. Mr. Richeson," said William A.
Morse, counsel for the clergyman ac
cused of the. murder of Miss Avis Llnnell,
Mr. Morse added that his client had
passed a good night and appeared cheer
ful. A large box of flowers and Christmas
delicacies arrived today from Miss Vio
let Edmands, whom Mr. Richeson would
have married bad It not been tor his ar
rest. Two of Ms Cambridge parishioners vis
ited the Jail to arrange a Christmas din
ner for their former pastor.
Dr. George A. Sargent, one of the Jail
physicians. ald today that Richeson was
making good progress and that there
were no Indications ot Mood palnmlng.
BROWN FILESJOR SENATOR
Nebraska Member is Republican
Candidate for Re-election.
MAKES PERSONAL STATEMENT
Candidacy Itrata Upon General Sac
cos of Party In Solving- Well
Problems Incident to Bust
' nesa of a Free People.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 23. (Speclal.)-Senator
Norrls Brown dropped Into Lincoln this
morning Just long enough to shake hands
with the governor and a few ot the state
officials and make his filing as a republican-candidate
for re-election to the
United States senate. Ills filing was a
perbonul one and not a petition. 'In con
nection with the filing he Issued the fol
"I have today filed with the secretary
of state as a candidate on the republican
ticket for nomination and election as
senator of the United States for a second
term. I ask for nomination on the re
publican ticket because I believe In the
cardinal principles of that party. My
candidacy does not rest on the mistakes
of the party, but on Its general success
in solving well the problems Incident to
the business and the welfare of a free
people. Whllo I a mconsclous that - all
parties, as well as all men, who accom
plish anything, sometimes make mis
takes, yet If my claim to the office were
to rest upon my disposition and ability
tq' emphasize the mistakes of the repub
lican party, and to tin U fault With its
history, Its achievements and Its men. I
should ask for nomination on some other
ticket. I am in full accord with the
struggle the party is now making and
for fifty years has been making to ad
vance the general welfare, to widen and
multiply honorable opportunities for the
American citizen. In short Its unrelent
ing struggle to make a good government
better. I rejoice that It has already done
a great work, and I rejoice that todav
It continues to stand aggressively on ad
vanced ground Insisting that there Is yet
need for further improvement and
For Direct Primary.
"So believing, I will appreciate to the
fullest the honor of a secopd term, pledg
ing myself to a conscientious discharge
of my official duties to the people of both
state ana nation, as a republican. I be
lieve In the direct primary, in direct legls.
latlon and In the direct election of United
States senators. I believe In the princi
ple of protection to American Industries
and that the protective duty should meas
ure the difference In the cost of produc
tion at homeland abroad. If there Is no
difference in production cost there should
be no protective duty. For that reason I
voted to put several articles on the free
list; among others I favored free lumber,
free oil and oil products, free paper, and
free ' Iron ore. and would do so again
should I have the opportunity. I believe
the best and safest method of determining
the production cost Is through the agency
of a nonpartisan board of tariff experts,
who will Inquire Into he subject, ascer
tain the facts and report them to the
president and to congress, so that when
a bill Is passed the people will know
whether the law Is based on the facts or
whether It Is passed by the present log
For Income Tax.
"I believe In levying a tax on the large
incomes of Individuals as well as cor
porations, which are already taxed by
the government, and shall vote for such
a law as soon as the Income tax amend
ment to the constitution heretofore sub
mitted by congress to the staea Is rati
fied, giving congress constitutional power
to do so. Thirty-one states. Including
Maine and New York, have already rati
fied this amendment. Faovrable action
by only five more states Is required to
make it a part of the constitution. That
It wall be ratified in all reasonable prob
ability within the next fourteen months
Is now conceded by those who scoffed
and belittled tho proposal when It was
first Introduced In congress and after
ward endorsed by President Taft In spe
cial message. A tax on incomes In ex
cess ot Su.000, with the rate Increased and
graduated as the Income Increases,
would, as estimated by the treasury ex
perts, bring Into the national treasury
upward of glGC.OOO.GOO annually. With this
vast sum collected by direct tuatfen on
large incomes the objection tq reducing
the Indirect taxes on consumption would
be greatly weakened. It not entirely
"I believe In the enforcement of the
Sherman anti-trust law and not in Its
repeal or emasculation by amendments.
it la remarkable that no one ever sug
gested its repeal unll recently when Its
enforcement began to reach those who
were violating It.
Too Much Injunction.
"I am In favor o; a law which will
deny to the federal court the power to
enjoin state, county, school or district
taxes. I -have a bill so providing now
ICuuUnued ou becoud Page.
DEAD IN TABRIZ
Russians Bombard Palace and Many
OFFICIALS KILLED AT RESHT
Hostilities Threaten to - Interfere
with Final Settlement of the
LONDON, Dec. 23.-Flfty Persians were
killed during street . fighting between
Russian troops and the Persians In
Tabriz, according to official telegrams
from Teheran reaching London.
The Russians occupied all the govern
ment offices as well as the telegraph sta
tion. They bombarded the governor a
palace and demolished many private
buildings with .their artillery.
Several Russian officials also were
killed during the fighting at Res lit.
The bloodshed which has occurred at
Tabriz, Resht and other places In Persia
threatens to complicate' the final settle
ment of the Russo-Persian difficulty,, as
It Is likely to delay the withdrawal of
Russian troops from Persian territory.
According to a dispatch from St. Peters
burg today the Russian government does
not Intend to. attempt to adjust the mat
ter by making a protest to the Persian
government, but will Itself undertako the
punishment of those who It alleges were
responsible for the attacks on the Rus
Will Be Witnesses
in Packers' Trial
CHICAGO, Dec. 21 Counsel for the
government In the case of the Chicago
meat packer under Indictment for al
leged violation of the Sherman law were
busy today preparing for the presenta
tion ot testimony when the trial Is re
It was reubrted that among those sum
moned for the prosecution will be: .
Henry II. Veeder, attorney for Swift
A. T. Fuller, vice president National
C. C. Snow, secretary and treasurer Na
tional Packing company.
Arthur Colby, assistant secretary na
tional Packing company.
A. H. Benn, confidential assistnm o
F.dward Tllden. president National Pack
J. P. Lyman, rormer president na
tional packing company.
J. D. Blandish, former secretary Na
tional Packing company.
it. J. RooertBon, jr., I'orismouin, v. n.
Mnam. Tl Jnanih. secretary New York
nutrhera' Dressed Meat association and
formally an ofllclsJ ot Schwarzschlld &
C. W. Rothe. district superintendent
Armour & Co.
Charles Barry .manager New xorz;
branch National Packlne companv.
rieorge Houghton, employe of Boston
branch of Swift and Company.
Oeors-a W. Ballantlne. vice president
and general manager Denver Stock Yards
Joseph il. Moses, comiaeniiai sgeni oi
I'd word Tllden.
Michael Rvan. Cincinnati, former presl
dent ot American Meat Packers' associ
Two Hundred Miners
Escape from Flooded
Mine in England
WIGAN,. England. Dec. 23.-The Cross
Tetley coal pit near here was flooded
today by a sudden Inrush of water. - Two
hundred miners were below In the work
ings at the time and It was feared that
many of them would lose their lives, but
all were brought safely to the surtace.
Two Entombed Coal
Miners Are Rescued
SHENANDOAH, Pa.. Dec. 23.-Joseph
Reed and Thomas Levan, two miners
who were entombed In the packer col
llcry of the Ielilgh Valley Coal company
last night, will spend Christmas at home
with their families. They were rescued
The men were working on the night
shift when there was a rush of coal and
refuse, preventing escape. So Immense
was the wall that mine officials feared
It would take several days to dig through
and that meanwhile the men might be
asphyxiated if not crushed to death by a
further movemment of the cave-In. All
available men, working In short relays at
high speed made rapid progress and the
men were soon rearhed.
The men bad prepared themselves for
a long siege. With pieces of mine tim
ber they built a strong brstt'ce work to
prevent the coal from rushing upon them
and took precautions to guard their food
and water supply.'
CORNER LOT !!!
POISON IN PITCHER OF BEER
Two DeaJ at Robards, Ky.. and Two
in Serious Condition.
ONE MAN IS UNDER ARREST
Prisoner Is Rejected Admirer of the
Uausbtrr of Victim nnd Was
Formerly Kiaploped on
HENDERSON. Ky.. Dec. 2J.-Vhlle the
coroner began Inquiry Into the fatal pois
oning of the Roynter family at Itobarda
last night, the sheriff moved rapidly
today, arresting Phillip Hurra, said to
have been a rejected suitor ot one of the
Royster sisters and formerly employed
on the big Royster estate. ,
Of the persons stricken two are dead.
They are Henry Roystor, aged 18, and a
negro cook. Thomas Royster and a
daughter, Lorena, are seriously III, but
physicians who worked over them for
hours, said they and other members of
the family will recover.
The ruse employed to polnnn the family
was accomplished. It is believed, through
a pitcher of beer sent to the Roysters
supposedly by a friend.
Mexican Paper Asks
For ; Demonstration
MEXICO CITY, Deo. 23. The Gil Bias
today publishes , a call for a peaceful
demonstration tomorrow before the
American embassy a a protest against
the imprisonment and alleged persecution
ot Mexican citizens In the United States.
The El Pals, which has always had an
antl-Amertcan tendency, In an editorial on
President Taft's message on foreign
relations presented to congress on De
cember 7, says the terms of the mobil
ization were a. first step toward violating
Mexican sovereignty by Invading the
country without a declaration of war.
If the mobilization was meant to
guarantee the lives and property of
American citizens in Mexico, as was
stated In the message It was a gigantic
fiasco, for neither France, Germany,
England nor Spain committed such an
act of hostile arrogance." The article con
"It Is in vain that President Taft In
sists that all was In friendship towards
Taft Plays Santa
Glaus to the White
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. President
Taft played Santa Claus todaj' to two
score policemen, more than twenty
clerks, the secret service men who are
on guard at the executive cfflces and
dozens of other employes of the White
To each policeman and married man
employed, outside the offlue force, the
steward presented a fine turkey. Each
clerk found an envelope with a $5 gold
piece In It on his desk. The, president
himself acted as Santa Claus for the
secret service men who have traveled
with him on many Journeys. Each
guard was given a gold stick pin.
One present for Mr. Talt himself that
had reached the White House came from
Postmaster Douglas at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
It was a furty-flve-pound turkey, one of
the biggest ever sent to grace the presi
dential Christinas dinner.
Morse Will Die if
Not Released Soon
ATLANTA, Ga.. Dec. 2.1. Charles W.
Morse, the New York banker, must re
gain tils freedom within ,t very short
time or he will die, according to a le
port prepared and sent to Washington
after a conference yesterday of local phy
sicians and military surgeon at Fort
Mcpherson, where Morse wa removed
from (he federal penitentiary l'or treat
ment. PHILADELPHIA CARMEN
SUSPENDED BY UNION
PHILADELPHIA, Deo. 23.-TV local
carmen's union, known as division No
477 ot the International Amalgamated As
soclatlon of Standard Eloctrlo Railway
Employes, has been suspended by the
international body and ordered to sur
render Its charter. A telegram to . this
effect was received here today by Rep
retentatlves of the Intrnatlonal organiza
tion from W. D. Mshou, president of the
Mahon declares that the action 1 the
outcome of th "insubordination and re
fusal" of the local division to abide by
the law and rule ot the association.
CALL UPON TAFT
Editor of The Bee Talks Over Politics
and Western Situation in
PRIMARY QUESTION GONE OVER
Rarcatlve Inquires About Men from
Nebraska Whom He Met on Ills
Trips Roosevelt Filing
la Kx plained.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 23. (Spe
clal Telegram.) Before departing for the
west today, Victor Roaewater by appoint
ment discussed the political situation in
Nebraska with President Tart aud Secre
tary llllles. The conference covered the
whole range ot presidential primaries Und
convention preliminaries as well as now
primary and corrupt practices laws In
the various slates, governing the method
of choosing delegates and publicity ot
President Taft wsa In particularly good
humor and Inquired about different Ne
braska people he had met on his visit
west last fall. t
The Washington Post this morning
gives prominent position to the state
ment by Mr. Roaewater yesterday ex
plaining the situation presented In Ne
braska by the filing ot the Roosevelt
petition gotten up by John O. Yelaer lod
suggesting the complications that may
arise from a multiplicity of such filing.
During the day In the Capitol the edi
tor ot The Bee also called on the rlvll
service commission, the general land
office and at the Postofflce department.
Mr. Roaewater will arrive in Omaha on
Candidates for Jndae,
Three names, It was learned today at
the White House, are being considered
tor the vacancy on the supreme court
bench, caused by the death of John M.
Harlan, Secretary Navel, secretary of
commerce and labor: Judge William C.
Hook of the Eighth circuit, and Frank
Kellogg of Minnesota, the "trust-
There are strong Influence behind f-tc-
rctary Nsgel, nut his ago may rperate
against his appolnt.ne.it as the president
Is inclined to put men !n nilddlj age on
the bench as aga'nit those wro have
rounded their three sco-c. Next to Mr.
Nagel come Judge Hook, whj ha ex-,
tremely strong baoalng, and It wcilj l ot
be at all surprising to see cithor of those
two appointed. Mr. Kellogg while having
the following Is not regarded as strong
a other mentioned.
. Opinion In Coa ICase,
The Interstate Commerce commission
rendered an opinion In favor of the Dia
mond Coal and Coke company of Dla
mondvllle, Wyo., in their complaint
gainst the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
oompany, et al. The complainant alleges
that It was charged by the defendants
an unreasonable rate for the transporta
tion of one carload of car wheels on ax.es
shipped from Wilmington, Del., to Dla
mondvllle, Wyo. The commission finds
In favor of the Dlamondvllle Coal end
Coke company and directs a reparation
payment of 1207 with Interest be made.
A. B. Horn of Newton. Ia., has been ap
pointed electrical engineer at a salary
of 11, two In the Treasury department.
P. T. Smith of Ames, la., has been ap
pointed as first assistant In the forest
The postmasters at Waterloo and Mason
City, la., have been each allowed one ad
ditional letter carrier from December 25.
WRIT TO FORCE CALL
OF ELECTION IN DENVER
DENVER. Dec. 2J.-DItrI-t Judge J. H.
Teller today Issued a writ of mandamus
to compel Mayor R. W, Speer and other
officials to call a special election on
amendments to the city charter providing
a commission form of government, Includ
ing the preferential system of voting and
the headlcsa ballot. The city attorney
gave notice of appeal to the state supreme
court. The mandamus was asked because
the city officials refused to order a spe
cial election In compliance with petitions
signed by 20,0u0 voters.
FIVE ARE CHARGED WITH
MURDER NFIRST DEGREE
BOSTON, Dec. 23. The five persons ar
rested for the death of Mary Bolduce of
Manchester, N. H., were today held with
out ball for a hearing 'December 17.
The prisoners, all charged with murder
In the first degree, are Mrs. Jennie H.
Shattuck and Mrs. Annla Retd' of Boaton,
Mrs. Hattle M Haslltt of Cambridge and
Dr. John D. Ferguson and Miss Mary A.
O'Nell of Manchester.
It Is alleged that Miss Bolduce died in
Mrs- Sliattuck' houce as the result ot
a criminal operation.
Members of Police Force Tell of
Informing Chief Richmond.
JURORS GET SHORT RESPITE
Judge Allows Men to Spend Christ
mas at Their Ilomes.
INSPECTOR SWENSQN ON STAND
Man Who Broke Up Gang Relates
Story of Arrests.
MUCH TESTIMONY YET TO COME
Expectation that Trial at Connell
llloffa Will Consume Consid
erable Time Before It la
Given to Jorr.
The day' proceedings In the trial of .
Benjamin Marks tor conspiracy in the dis
trict court at Council Bluffs yesterday,
were marked by the Identification of two
telegrams scut to Ma bray from Council
Bluffs, one In November, 1907, and the
other bearing date In the same month,
but wltlfbut naming the year. Both
telegiams were signed by Marks.
Two police officers testified that they
had coma Into pnssesnton ot information
disclosing the operations of the Mabray
gang nnd had given It to Chief Richmond.
Their statements were shaken on cross
examination. Announcement of agreement between
the attorneys on both side to permit
the Jurymen to cat Christmas dinner In
their own home wo made.
Reported to Headquarters.
The first witness was former Police Of
ficer Frank Sklpton, who left the service
on May 11 of this year, but who had been
In the department for the previous four
years. He said that during the year 1903
he frequently saw Marks In the office
of Chief Richmond. Ha said he had heard
of the gang more or less during l'.07 and
llXW.'knd that some time In July, laOT, he
first heard of crooked work and reported
It to Desk Sergeant James Nlooll at po
lice headquarter. He aid he reported
auspicious Incident often In this manner.
Mr. Sklpton' cross-examination, con
ducted by Mr. "flntey, related to the time
when ha felt himself at liberty to discus
openly the alloged knowledge he had ac
quired, an d headmltted that ha did not
talk aboutf It generally until the matter
had been made public In the newspapers.
On re-dulrect examination Sklpton waa
asked to tell who It Was that requested
him to report incident referred to, but
he ' waa not pemttted to do so by he
defense. Mr. Tlnley led him to account
for the frequent time he said he had
seen Marks and Chief Richmond in con
ferences, by describing the changed
munlcvlpat policy in relation to licensed
Itancrrr Identifies Mesaaare.
Charles S. Ranger, postofflce Inspector,
was the next witness ans Introduced two
telegrams while Identifying a mass of
documents seised when the heads of the
swindling gang were captured at Littsa
Rock. He said his headquarters were
In St. Louis with an office In Council
Bluffs after he had been assigned by
Federal Inspector Swenson for special
work in this territory.
He retold the story of seising the Ma
bray stuff at the time of the arrest,
Including the trunk , of Mabray and
Mr. Mabray, one of which had been
placed in a storage warehouse. It was
the trunk of Mrs. Mabray lo.whlch were
found the most Importsnt of the In
criminating documents. In spite of the
objections of the defense Ranger was
permitted to tell of hi uoaueceesful
effort to aecure the original oopr ef
the telegram at the office of tele
graph companle in Council Bluff. He
ald it waa because of the practice of
thee ompanlea of destroying all original .
copies after six month.
When ked if he had examined the
file he was top'ped by an objection.
He testified that the manager had told
htm it would be Impossible to find the
orlylnal and that he had pressed theni
to make a search for some evidence that
would indicate the genuineness of the
messages. Mr. Mitchell, for the defense,
asked that all of this part of Ranger'
testimony pe stricken from the record,
but his motion was overruled.. The two
telegrams were then introduced as ex
hibits 27 and 2S. The first telegram
was a night message on a Postal Tele
graph company' blank and read:
"COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia., Nov. 27. 107.
J. C. Mabray, Tanner hotel, SIS Locust
street, Kansas City, Mo.: George Ben-
By reading the want ads every
dsy, you may find ycur nam
among the want ads telling you
that a gift 1 waiting for you.
No puzzles to solve nothing te
do except to cali at The ile of
fice when your name appears.
There are other prises than
these free gifts on the want ad
, ages, x'ou may find your oppor
tunity -in the way ot a situation,
a Largaiii ur valuable iiitornmiluii.
It is a good habit to read the uan
, every day.
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