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.The Omaha Daily Bee
This Day In Omaha
Thirty Tweaty Tea Year Art
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VOL. XLI-NO. 1G7.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOHNIXO, DKCKMliKR UHt -TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Objection by Packers to Evidence
Concerning Kenwood and Aetna
Companies Halts Trial.
TEST COST FIGURES TOO LOW
Tims Dealt in Oleomargarine and
Casings During Former Period.
TELLS OF REORGANIZATION
Omaha Company on List of Firms in
GORDON SUGGESTED MERGER
Veeder Telia Jury that Few Mentha
Later Idea Was Revived at
Meetlnir of Several of
' the Meat King.
CHICAGO, Deo. .-Objection made by
council for the defense to evidence which
the government seeks to Introduce regard
ing the opcratlona of the Kenwood com
pany and the Aetna Trading company
halted the packers trial late this after
noon and caused Judge Carpenter to ex
cuse the Jury pending the hearing; of
The government contends that the Ken
wood company which was organised by
the packers In 1900 and continued In busi
ness until 100j was one of the alleged
pools used to market the packers by
products. It Is alleged that the Kenwood
company dealt In oleomargarine and the
Aetna Trading company in the same
period dealt in casings.
The government expects to show that
the Kenwood company's profits were
4.000.000 in one year, despite the fact that
it was only incorporated with a capital
stock of 114,000. The profits of the Aetna
Trading company are also alleged to have
been proportionately large, by counsel
for the government.
By making an inadequate allowance for
these by-products in figuring the test
cost of the animals slaughtered, the
packers were enabled to keep the profits
of the parent concerns within reasonable
limits, according to counsel for the gov
This line of testimony came when Albert
II. Veeder waa questioned In regard to
the business transacted by these sub
"We have a right to know what the
government intends to prove by going Into
the business of these companies and what
relation It baa to this company," said
Attorney Levy Mayer, counsel for the
"The Kenwood company dealt In oleo
oils and the Aetna ' Trading company
dealt in casings and we cannot under
stand what relation this has to the
allegations made In the Indictment thai
there was a combination for control tjf
the price of fresh' tneat and the price
paid in the purchase of cattle, Flor this
reason we contend that this testimony is
incompetent and ask to have it excluded.'
"StandiiuT alone I do not see the rele
vancy of this testimony, but it may lead
to something connected with the acu
charged in the indictment," said Judge
Carpenter. "I think the government
nhould at this time state Just what It ex
pects to prove by this testimony."
Porpoae of Teatimoay.
Special Counsel Pelroe Butler aald the
government expected to show by reveal
ing the business of these companies that
the packers made an inadequate allow
ance for byproducts in figuring the test
cost of animals slaughtered, which had a
direct bearing on the workings of the al
"We expect to develop in the trial that
these companies are an important part
of the pool or pools by which the pack
ers between 1900 and 1906 fixed the price
of fresh meat and the figures to be paid
for cattle," said Attorney Butler. "They
were used to market byproducts at a
higher price than tney could bo sold di
rect by the parent concerns.
"We expect to show that through these
companies the packers were enabled to
make an inadequate allowance on their
byproducts in the figuring of the test
cost on the animals slaughtered; and this
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For Nebraska Snow; cold wave.
For Iowa Increasing cloudiness with
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Ltirtext yesterday 6 L'l 1 :'J
M ni temperature 0 : lu 40
Precipitation 00 .00 Ml .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 23
Deficiency fur the day 8
'i'olal excess since March 1.... 700
Normal precipitation 08 Inch
Detlelency for the day. 01 Inch
1'reclptauon aince March 1 li.W inches
Deficiency since March 1 14.34 Inches
Dufi-incy fur cor. period. 1K10..14.HO inches
Lxcess (or cor. period, 11W9 4.U1 Inches
Reports front Stations at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High. Rain
of Weather. 7 p.m. est. lull.
Cheyenne, cloudy 22 4t .00
Davenport, clear -1 M .Oil
Denver, clear S'i 40 .00
Dca Moines, clear 28 SO .01
Dodge City, part cloudy.. i "At .On
Lander, cloudy 8 l't .uo
North Platte, clear 10 14 .00
Omaha, cloudy fl ti .00
Pueblo, clour 24 44 .00
Rapid City, snowing 0 S T
Hut Lake City, cloudy.... 80 It .00
hauta Fe, cloudy 21 81 .00
Hicrldsn, snowing 6 10 Mi
Hloux 1ty, cloudy :'l ;i .00
Ya entitle, cloudy 2 10 .00
T indicates trace of precipitation.
' indicates below aero.
L. A. WKIJIH, Lneal Porecaater.
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Many Experts Will
Lecture at South
Dakota Corn Show
MITCHELL, 8. t.. Dec. SS,-t!?peclal.)
The annual iSoutli Dakota Corn and Grain
show I to be held In Mitchell January
15 to 19 under the direction of President
Dawes of Fulton, Secretary A. N. Hume
of Brookings Agricultural college, John
Lakings of Hurley, G. V. Downs of Mt.
Vernon and Lewis Larson of Langford,
The premium list and program indicate
week of great usefulness to the farmet
of the state who takes advantage of the
instruction offered In the corn course and
the chance for competition In the' exhibi
tion. The men who will do the talking
on the subject of corn are Prof. Humo,
agronomist; Prof. O. D. Center of Illinois,
who will also Judge the corn In the con
test; Prof. J. G. Hutton of Brookings,
Prof. O. C. Bull of the University of Min
nesota, Prof. II. J. Waters, president of
Kansas Agricultural college; Prof. John
M. Kvvard of Iowa Agricultural college,
and Dr. K. L. Blagle, president of South
Dakota college. The subjects of the
speakers will be divided into different
subjects concerning the growth of corn,
wheat, the work of farming, and many
things pertaining to farm life. Miss Mary
Tough of Brookings college is to havo
charge of the doinestio science depart
ment In the short course, which has been
provided by the Commercial club of tills
city. Prof. Kvvard is to conduct the clas3
In live stock Judging. ,
In the exhibition department the corn
display will be exceptionally good and
prizes are to be awarded in three dis
tricts, aggregating a sum of M0, aside
from the special prizes which are offered
in the various districts. The professional
corn raiser Is eliminated from the contest
in the exhibition, and this gives the av
erage corn raiser an opportunity to dem
onstrate his ability to produce good corn.
Officer of Suffrage
for a Husband
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 2S. With the
approach of leap lear Marriage License
Clerk Claude F. Gage is receiving let
ters from many women Inquiring for the
names and adrresses of eligible and desir
able unmarried men who would make
good husbands and are on the matri
monial market. Gage Is wondetiug if
the duties of his office will permit him
to operate a matrimonial clearing house.
"Here is a letter from a girl, educated
in an eastern college and now living on a
ranch," he said today. "Here is one from
a. house-maid in an old lady's home.
Another Is from an officer of a woman
suffrage organisation in Oregon. Clr
cumstances, you see, have put them out
of touch with the class they seek. They're
Just home sick for a good husband."
Gage now has the addresses of two
men who desire to wed, one a red-headed
man, weighing 228 pounds, 48 years old
and with ten acres of land, threw child
ren and a good home. The other entry is
a young country clergyman.
Under Railroad k.
Bridge at Thebes
CHICAGO, Dec 28. What may have
been an attempt to destroy the Thebes
bridge over the Mississippi river at
Thebos, III., came to the attention of the
officials of the Chicago & Kastern Illinois
Railroad company today. Several cliil-
dren found dynamite with fuB attached
among the timbers on tho track ap
proaches to the railroad bridge.
"Our Informant, C. W. Mogg, station
agent at Thebes," said W. J. Jackson,
vice president of the Chicago & Kastern
Illinois railroad, "sent a message to me
saying fourteen sticks of dynamite with
cap and fuse attached Had been found by
children beneath the bridge. The ex
plosive was in a position to threaten the
tracks which are used by all our trains
and had it been exploded would have
wrecked the railroad bridge approaches."
La Follette Men Hold
Meeting in Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Neb., Dec. 28. (Special.)
The executive committee of the La Fol
lette league met last night and deckled
that a big rally would be held some time
in the near future, in spite of the fact
their patron aint bad sent notice that
lie could not visit this state. The dale,
however, has not yet been fixed.
There were present at the conference:
L D. Evans of Kenesaw, U. S. Hohrer
of Hastings, Nathan Meriiam of Omaha,
R. B. Howell of Omaha, C. K. Van Dusen
of Blair, K. K. Correll of Hebron, 8. M.
Wallace of Clay county, William Ernst
of Johnson county, II. K. Spafford of
Gage and J. K. McCarl of McCook. J
J. McCarthy of Ponca, president of the
league, was nut In attendance.
For Fourth Time
A petition to place the name of Wil
liam J. Bryan on the democratic primary
ticket as a candidate for president in 11)12,
Is being circulated by A. A. Arter, and
lat evening ho had secured more tfcun
half the required number of fclfc-naiures.
According to law a man's name may be
pieced on the ticket on the petition of at
least twenty-five citizens. It is said that
there is no law by which a name can be
drawn after It Is once placed on the
ticket, and so Bryan will become a can
didate again, whether he wishes it or not.
MADRID. Dec. M. -Advice a from Me
lllla, Morocco, say that the whole Span
ish army advanced yeaterday and "re
pulsed and decimated" the Riffian tribes
men. One .Spanish general, named Ros,
was wounded. Special correspondents in
their dispatches say the Spanish casual
ties totalled twenty-seven killed and 105
wounded. Tbt JUfflant lost 400,
Imperial Clan After Extended Con
ference Decidei to Accept Pro
posal of Yuan Shi Kai.
EDICT FOR ASSEMBLY ISSUED
National Conference Will Decide on
Form of Government.
IMPERIAL FAMILY WELL LEAVE
Emperor and Manchu Retinue Will
Abandon the Capital.
RUSSIA MAY ANNEX MONGOLIA
Province Declares Ita Independence
of thlna and Caar Is Preparing
to Kxtend Sphere of
PEKING, China, Dec. 28. Tho throne
has agreed to Premier Yuan Shi Hal's
suggestion to refer the question of the
futuro government of China to a national
conference and to abide by Its decision,
whutevar It may be.
The decision taken by tho meeting of
the imperial clan and Premier Yuan Phi
Kai to submit the question of the future
government of China to a national con
vention was followed quickly by an im
perial edict In the following terms:
'Dr. Wu Ting-fang, the chief of the
revolutionary delegates to the peace
conference at Shanghai, and others con
tend that the people of China desire a
republic This question neither the gov
arnment nor a section of the people Is
able to decide. A national conference la
necessary. The empress dowager sanc
tions the calling together of a conference,
as she id desirous to avoid bloodshed and
to bring happiness to the people ot
Debate Lasts All Morning.
The dowager empress. Premier Yuan
Bhl Kai and the Manchu princes of the
Imperial clan debated throughout the en
tire morning the scheme for calling to
gether a convention of delegates from all
parts of the empire to decide on the form
of government which shall prevail in
future in China. -The
cabinet has been Instructed to draw
up the regulations which shall govern the
national convention and to Inform the
delegates to the peace conference at
Shanghai that the throne la willing to
abide by the decision of a representatlvs
convention no matter what form of gov
ernment It may choose.
In view of the activities of the Shang
hai revolutionaries Imperial government
officials' consider It to be doubtful
whether the rebels will agree to the long
delay inseparable from the calling of a
' Tho action of the throne leaves no room
for doubt that the adviser of the regent
and the emperor are prepared for abdica
tion should that course prove to be the
only way of settlement, , (
Rmarror Will Leave IV kin a.
LONDON, Deo. 28. A telegram from
Tien Tsln to the Exchange Telegram com
pany says that the Imperial family has
decided to leave Peking. The decision
will be announced at 8 o'clock this after
noon. Imperial Troops Starring. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Dee. 2S. The stu
dents of Fong Yuen college at Canton,
1,000 in number, have formed a fighting
corps and are preparing to move to
Shanghai to Join the revolutionists, ac
cording to a dispatch received here today
by the Chinese Free Press. The boys
call themselves tho "willing to die" regi
ment. Starvation faces the' Imperial troops
now holding the cities of Hang Yang
and Hankow, it waa stated today In a
dispatch, received by the Chaung Sal
HUSsIA MAY ANNEX MONGOLIA
Indications that Caar 'Will Try to
' Get Control ot Province.
PEKING, Dec 28. M. Shoklne, Russian
charge d'affaires, went to the Chinese
foreign office today and handed In the
request on behalf of the Russian gov
ernment that China should promptly re
assume control of Mongolia. He received
the response that China was at the mo
ment unable to comply.
The action of the Russian government
was taken in consequence of the procla
mation of Independence by Mongolia and
the report that the dependency of Turkes
tau would be cut off from China at the
same moment. The inability of China to
assert its authority in Mongolia at the
present moment leaves the way open, ac
cording to prevalent opinion here, for the
extension ot Russian influence In that de
pendency, and also the possibility of ulti
It Is assumed here that Russia will im
mediately proceed to carry out its plana
for the construction of a trans-Mongolian
railway, which will shorten the route
from Europe to 1'tklng by aoveral days.
It also lo suggested that a Russo-Japan-cKe
alliance may result from the action
of Mongolia, ft a this brings the Russian
and Japanese spheres of Influence In Mon
golia and Manchrula side by side.
Itaasla Denies Report.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 28. The Rus
eluu foreign office dunlea the report that
Russian troops have entered Mongolia.
A squadron of coHsacks were tsent re
cently to the newly established consulate
at Kobdo, and this movement evidently
gave riuo to the report that a Russian
army waa entering Mongolia. The idea
of extending the Russian protectorate
over Mongolia exlhts In certain circles here,
but Russian diplomacy has so far been
inactive and has adhered to the policy
ot noninterference in Chinese affairs.
Afttr the Mongolians, however. Insist
ently press for protection, they might
be able to procure results and Rus
sia might be forced to act in case Mon
golian autonomy Is menaced. f
Mtatna of the Province.
The ceremony of the accession to the
throne of the Khuluknla of Mongolia oc
curs today and many representatives of
foreign nations will attend in an unof
The Kbutukhta la an ecclesiastic sub
ordinate to the Dalai Lama, the head of
the religion of Lamalan, a corrupt form
of Uuddaiam, and his relations to the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Don't Bother Him, He is
From th. Eoltlmoro Ainwloon.
TAFT TO SPEAK IN OHIO
President Will Visit Cleveland, Co
lumbui and Akron Next Month.
EE WILL MAKE SIX ADDRESSES
Warren . llardlntt ara Ho-tnlled
Lnfollrtte lavaalon Is Dolna;
the rrealdvat Political r
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2S.-Presldent
Taft has decided to extend his trip In
Ohio, next month, further than was con
templated In the original program.
Senator La Follette is now campaigning
there ana some of Mr. Taft's friends pro
fess to see a political slgnlflranco in the
announcement today that his trip lias
As now planned, President Taft will be
In Ohio from January 29 to January 31,
wll visit Cleveland, Columbus and Akron
and deliver probably more than half a
doxen speaches. Some significance Is at
tached to the president's plan to speak
In Ohio by the fact that ho lms twice
changed the date of his annual dinner to
justices of the supreme court in order to
keep the Ohio engagements.
The dinner was first set for January
80, it was later changed to January 31
and with the addition of engagements in
Ohio has finally been changed to Febru
Warren. G. Harding, republican candi
date for governor of Ohio last year, wan
a White House caller today and had
something to say about what he termed
"the La Follette Invasion." Mr. Harding
declared Mr. Taft would carry the repub.
Ilcan state convention.
"The La Follette Invasion," he said.
"Is doing the president good. Ohio is more
certainly for President Taft than It was
four years ago. There are moro democrats
favorable to the president than ever
favored a republican president before."
STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER
GIVES FIGURES ON CROPS
State Itvbor Commissioned Guye gives
out the following agricultural report, cov
ering a period of twenty-two years. In
Wheat Total acreage, 44.310,239; produc
tion In bushels, 744.91A.325: value, $.'100,908,895.
Corn Total acreage, 1T0,642,4W; produc
tion In bushels, 3,382.02J,1; value, 82U,.
Oats Total acreage, 40,44,883; produc
tion In bushels, l.OGJ.WS.iOi; vulue, I-T5.-KI8.K20.
Rye Total acreage, 2,793,iOO; production
in bushels. ta.OU.fuU; value. l7,7o9,8T2.
liarley Total acreage, 2.Z40.340. produc
tion In bushels, 40,097,777; value, 8ir,301,9M
before 6 p. m.
Eighteen valuable prizes
awarded next Sunday.
Look for rules of contest
ou page 12.
Eating Hii Head Off. What Are Promise, to a Mule, Anyway f
Omission of One Word
Cuts Off Inheritance
of Denver Woman
' CINITINNATT. Poo. I8.-MM.- irnnrlcttJi
Goodloe of Denver, Colo., nlsoa.ot furroer
Rhnker Jamra a Armstrong, will not
shore in his $l,()0,lot estate, according to
a decision by Common Pleas .. Judge
Hwlnx today, In a stilt brought by the
trustees to expedite the distribution of
Her share was denied her because of
the omission of the word "sisters" in the
will. The document, which was drawn in
1N78, provided that brothers, sisters,
nephews and nieces were to share In the
Income and after the death of direct
heirs tho propnrty was to be distributed
among the heirs of brothers, nephews
Mrs. Goudlne is a daughter of a sis
ter of Mr. Armstrong. Her attorneys
held the omission was unintentional.
Armstrong died In France in 11. Blnce
then Mrs. Goodioe has shared the In
come from the estate. The direct legatees
are dead and the estate will be dis
tributed, cutting the Denver woman off.
Italian Army Near
.Tripoli is Expecting
TRIPOLI, Dec. 28. According to in
formation gather by tho airmen at
tached to the Italian army and by scout
ing. pui ties of cavalry, tho Turks and tho
Arabs are concentrating In great force
to the south of Alnsara.
The Italians do not proceed far away
from the Italian camp, us another on
Maught by the Turks is feared.
Tho position of tho Turks Is the saino
from which they made their last attack,
which resulted in a severe fight, lasting
six hours, and the retirement of the
MARSEILLES, Dec. 28.-A special dis
patch from a correspondent with the Ot
toman army at Aslxla In the Hinterland
of Tripoli, says that thoununds of volun
teers are being enrolled dally.. The army,
he aaysj 1 In excellent condition and
possesses ampin arms and ammunition,
must of which has been captured from the
The leading spli It in the Turkish cump
continues to he All Fethl lley, former
Turkish military ailHche In Paris, and
who was reirteU killed by the Italians.
Fashion Galls for
Turkish Towel Gown
CHICAGO, Dec. 2b. Milady's next gown
will be simple of attainment and it will
accord well with the household curtail
ment due to the high cost of living, It was
said today at the exposition of coming
fashions held here by dry goods trade
The buth room, which supplied her bath
i olio (otherwlsi) known as blanket-cloth)
coat, now will furnish her dress and the
material In it will be .Turkish towels.
Two or three towels, with or without
. the red stripes, and taaaeled border, as
suits the wearer's Individuality, a little
dub of Irish luce, a silt here and there
for an arm to come through and the gown
A simple silk underskirt, toned to show
off the towel fringe left at the bottom
of the skirt and coating slightly In ex.
ceas of the overdress, completes the Cos
FIFTY DEAD KRLIN HOME
Destitute Men Who Ate Decayed
Fish Are Dying Hourly,
MANY, OTHERS ARE STRICKEN
6M Are III baf Pew Minnies and
Belief la Kivreuei (hat Heal
tana Has ' Not Been
HERLIN, Dec. 28. More than fifty
deaths from ptomaine poisoning have oc
curred since December 88 at the munlct-
pal shelter for the homeless in Kroebcl
street Fifteen more of the destitute men
died last night and this forenoon, while
sixty or seventy others are seriously ill.
New cases are belnr rushed to hospitals
so fast statistics cannot keep up with
The affair lias aasumod such propor
tions that doubts are being expressed as
to whether the deaths were due, as at
first belioved, to the eating of decoyed
smoked herring, which tho homeless ana.
pie had brought with them to the shelter
to eke out tho scanty diet provided there.
A considerable number of casea have
been reported from 1 another muntclnal
shelter and from the jail. The authori
ties, however, are still adhering to the
The symptoms of some of tho Patients
correspond to those of cholera, but sev
eral pontmortcn examinations have dis
proved absolutely the existence of chol
era. The hopes that the latter cases
would prove less serious than those re
ported at first have vanished, many of
the victims today as well as yesterday
succumbing in thirty to tlilrty-fiva min
utes after they were attacked. The am
bulances starting from the shelter to go
to hospitals had in many cases to change
their destination and go to the morgue
Instead, as the patients had died on tho
way. Others expired In the shelter be
fore they could be given attention.
Call It Deliberate Polaunlna.
The symptoms of the poisoning are
fainting, which is followed by violent
vomiting and death. Tho superintendent
of the asylum expresses tbe opinion that
deaths have not been due to fish, but to
In spite of the rumors among the des
titute classes which patronize these In
stitutions that thero lias been a delib
erate plot against the Inmates, the vail
ous shelters in the city were last night
even more crowded than before, Over
4,100 men took refuge In the main lnstl.
tutlon. Many of those who have been
taken sl k have, it Is said, been victims
of suggestion. They display the critical
symptoms, but on examination prove not
to have been poisoned. The police In try
ing to establish responsibility thus fur
have been unsuccessful.
Golden City, Ont.,
Destroyed by Fire
COBALT, Ont., Dec. 2)t.-Flre swept the
business district of Golden City today
wiping out nearly all the buildings tha
survived a fire last July. The fire was
stopped only by blowing up a theater
and adjoining buildings. The burned sec
tion Included about a dozen stores, a
hotel and several saloons. Golden City
is the pioneer townslte of Porcupine.
Hatlroad Offers Heward.
CHICAGO, Dec. J8.-A reward of 11,(100
was offered hero today by officials of the
Illinois Central railroad for the arrest
of the persons who several nights ago
broke open several switches south of Chi
cago, caused several derailments and en
dangered the Uvea of thousands of pas
sengers in suburban and through traiiu.
SEEK TO "MOVE
MAMAY A LIAR
Witnesses Deny Truth of Testimony
of Corruption of Public Officer!
DECLARE THE EVIDENCE FALSE
Impeach What Has Been Formerly
Testified to by State's Witness.
HART ON THE WITNESS STAND
Seifken Tells What He Knew bout
Marks and Those Races.
MANAWA TRACK IS DESCRIBED
Former thief of Pol Ire Richmond
Dearrthra Some of the Effoi.a
that He Made to Ilreak t
Mabray's tale that be brined and cor
rtipted county and city officials and tho
officers of tho leading banks in Council
Itluffn was attacked yeaterday by a num
ber of witnesses, Including Ernest K
Halt, national republican committeeman
for Iowa and president ot the bank; T.
G. Turner, president of the City National
bank, and J. J. Fplndlcr, former state
hank examiner of lowa and now cashier
of the Klrst National bank. All ot the
men were declared by Mubray In his tes
timony in tho Marks cao to have been
bought and completely corrupted by a
few thousand dollars of tho money Ma
bray had secured from his victims.
his phase of the testimony In the, MUrks
ease waa not reached until the afternoon
session and was introduced by the exam
ination ot Mr. Hart. Former Chief of
Police Richmond occupied tho stand all
forenoon In detailing his knowledge of
the operations ot Mabray and the efforts
of the police department.
'Mr. Hart stated that he had been a con
tinuous resident of Council Huffs, for
forty-three years and for ninny years
president tit the First National bank. His
examination by Mr. Tinley brought tho
matter at issue to the surface In the lNst
"Did Marks ever ask you for any in
formation about checks or drafts of
"Was there any arrangement between,
you and Marks by which you were to fur
Msh him any information concerning;
checks and drafts connected with the Ma
"Ho never did at any time, or in any
"Did Marks evor pay you any money Y
No Money, gays Hart.
This question waa vigorously objected,
to by Attorney General Cosson on the
grounds that the state had never charged
that Mr. Hart or the bank had received
any money but the court permitted an
"He never paldt me one cent In con.
nection with any' auch mattera." re
'Did anyone at the bank ever furnish
Mark any Information about the clear
ance of any paper that afterwards proved
to relato to any of tha Mabray business?"
Hart aald that no such Information had
ever been furnished to his knowledge,
or asked for.
'Did you ever talk to Bun Murks over
the telephone in relation to clearance o
any paper of any character?"
"I never talked with Mark over tho
telephone on any subject In my life."'
Hart described the usual business meth
ods prevailing lit tha bank, relative to
the cashing of drafts and certified checks
and the methods employed tu prevent
On cross-examination by Coeson Hart
said he had been president of the bank
ten years. Ju answer to a question by
the attorney general lie told f the In
cident In the summer of 1907 when," hej
called upon the police department to lo
cate a man who had presented a fci.000
draft on a Colorado bank, and asked that
he be Investigated, aaylng ha feared there
was something crooked about tho man.
It was this complaint that led Detuctlv
Callaghan to flnst come Into contact with
tha Mabray gang when be trailed tha
man to tha Ogden hotel and which led
to the raid on tbe South aMIn street
place adjoining the fire station and. In
vestigating what appeared to be a train- .
Ing bout between two flgrhter arid wtilcti
broke up what proved afterward to be
a Mabray resort. v
Hart said he made this complaint oves
the telephone to Chief Itlchmond. Tha
draft was presented by a man nftmed
Jones, who said he was a saloon keeper
when questioned by tbe cashier, who re
ferred tha matter to Hart. liart'a fur
ther testimony related to any knowledge
he might have had of any mike losses,
and he said he knew of none at atl until
after the newspaper exposure.
T. G. Turner, cashier of tbe bank until
March 1, 190. asked substantially tho
same questions propounded to Hart and
answered to the contrary in the same
positive manner. Questioned closely
upon direct and cross-examination con
cerning any telephone communication
that may have passed between tbe bank's
officials and Marks he said there wae
none whatever, that the telephones were
located on bis desk and private desks ot
Hart adjoining that he no such com.
munlcatlons could have occurred while
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