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OMAIIA. FRIDAY MOBMNG, MARCH 29, 1912 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CLEAN BILL IS
Majority of the Committee Hold
j Senate Had No Bight to Be
' N Open the Case.
SENATOB HELD HOT GUILTY
If There Wat Any Corruption, He
Sid Hot Know It.
HIKES IS ALSO EXONERATED
Xesoiution Acquits Lumber Mag
nate of Wrongdoing.
JDNOBITY WILL MAKE REPORT
fraatora Kenyan, Kera Bad Lea Da
Sot Acre with Majority sta
ble Debate U Expected an
v tbe Floor.
WASHINGTON, March -The com-
mlit action was sweeping. It not only
adopted th "res judicata resolution pre'
larcd by Senator Jones of Washington.
b'.t otoi-r resolutions favoring llic Lull
Tho Jones resolution declared that the
pending case bad already been covered
by the previous trial of Lorlmer iu t'.ie
dials and that to again place the
Illinois senator on trial would not be In
a cord with the principle of "it judicata.1
Another resolution adopted exonerated
Edward Illnea of Chicago, president of
a large lumber company, of any wrons
Senator Is laaovrat.
liy a vote of five ta nothing, the com
tnittee adopted a resolution declaring
U that If there was any corrupt dealing in
Ttennectlon with Lorlmer' election. Sen-
'ator Lorlmer had no knowledge of it
'Theer waa no conclusive evidence of a
"jackpot" in the Illinois legislature, it
On the resolution declaring that Irl
mer had 110 knowledge of any corrupt
dealings. Senators Kenyon. Kern and
1-ra, who opposed Lorlmer, refrained
The committee vote on the Jones' res
Kor Lorlmer llilll.igham. Gamble,
Jones, Johnston and Fletcher.
Against Lorlmer Kern, Kenyon and
It Is practically certuia that a minority
report also will be made from the com
mittee, and a notable debate Is expected
when the case reaches the floor of the
Will Come la Seat Week.
It is expected that the case will be
brought up In the senate next week.
Twelve propositions were voted on be
fore the committee adjourned. The op
position to Lorlmer offered a resolution
declaring that money waa paid out at lit
Louis to Influence th election.
On this auly three votes were cast In
the affirmative, one was oast in tha nega
tive and four a 14 net vets, tha reseiotlea
being lost Senators Kerns. Kenyon and
Lea offered a resolution that there wai
a fund distributed among members of the
legislature at Springfield. The majority
of the committee, however, declined to
lote oa this.
A resolution declaring In general terms
that no evidence had been adduced show.
Ing corruption In connection with the
Lorlmer (lection wss carried 4 to i.
IS DECLARED ILLEGAL
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo.. March S.-J
The Missouri supreme court today de
rided that the n-dlstrictlng of the state
Into senatorial districts was not legal be
cause Governor Hadlcy refused to Issue
, a proclamation proclaiming the districts.
This leaves the districts as they were
before the last legislature met. Gover
nor Hadley did not Issue the proclama
tion because, he said, the twa democratic
members of the commission gerrymand
ered the state. The redisricting case
reached the supreme court through man
damus proceedings. ,
MAJOR BUTT IS RECEIVED
BY THE KING OF ITALY
HOME, March S.-MaJr Archibald W.
Butt, personal aide to President Taft,
was received today by King Victor Em
manuel in private audience at the palace.
For Nebraska: Generally fair, not
much change In temperature.
For Iowa: Generally fair, except rata
Ip a. m,
ti T a. m
f a. m. St
a. m Is
M a. m 44
U a. m. f
It m. 4
1 a. m. el
1 d. m 51
t p. m. Sc
p. m. B
P. m. M
D. ra. U
7 p. m l
S a. m. as
Comparative LaaaJ Steeare.
' lll Wll. ISO.
Highest yesterday U at w 5"
Lowest yesterday 14 31 M 29
Meaa temperature 44 24 W 4
Precipitation .as T . T
Temperature and predpltstlon depar
tores from the normal:
Normal temperature 4t
Excess for the day
Total deficiency eloca March I !47
Normal precipitation t Inch
iKifloency for live day t inch
Precipitation since March 1.... 144 Inches
Kxreae since Marcb 1 .& Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 111 .S Inch
Deficiency for our. period. M l- Inches
Step troaa Sta llama at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Bsin-
of Weather. Ian. m u
- neyenne, clear 49
Iievenport cloudy 4S
Denver, clear 43
lies Moines, clear 4C
Dodpe City, clear..... i
Jnder. clear x
North Platte, part cloudy S3
Omaha, dear fry
Pe4o. clear if
ItAjHd City, clear 54
sit Lake City, clear H
anta Fe. part cloudy.... 4
Pheridan. clean 44
Sioux City, clear i
Valentine, clear S4
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
LA. WBLsH. Local Forecaster,
The National Capital
Tkn4ay( Mai.. SS, 1912.
In session it I p. m.
Groan Joint resolution creating com
mission to Investigate foreign rural credit
unions favorably reported by finance
Uoiimr committee, by vote of & to 3.
decided senate's vote sustaining Mr. lo ri
mer In last eonicres. on uutKtanttally
the ame charges, barred any further
proceedings against him.
President Tali s special messages on
potash and the cotton ami ft mere read.4
i The House.
Met at noon.
Resumed consideration of diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill.
Kepretteiuative lobeck. criticising the
Department of JuMice, Introduced a reso
lution calling on the attorney general (or
all correspondence and Information In the
Investigation of the International Har
Stanley Steel trust Investigating com
mittee continued its heating.
Dean Talbot Denies
Charges Made by
Miss Esther Mercy
CHICAGO, March K.-Marlon Talbot,
dean of women ut the University of Chi
cago, took the witness stand touay in
tho hoarincof ttie tluO.Ovt' slander suit
brought against her by Miss Esther
Mercy, former student at the university.
The court room was again crowded by
by those eager to, 'hear Dean Talbot's
version of the incidents and words which
the former co-ed asserts had injured her.
The tale of the t3 rttt. with .Its lost
aigrettes was expected to be rehearsed
from a new angle, that of a woman In
authority over many young women stu
dents. Laxly in her testimony Dean Talbot
said that before her interview with Miss
Mercy she had heard nothing which
would reflect on licr virtus or morality.
Deijial of the charge that Dean Talbot
used words attacking the morality of Miss
Mercy wss expected to be sharply at
tacked on cross-examination. V
Miss Merry, earlier In the dsy, created
excitement In court by rising from her
chair and shouting: "Look mo In the
face Look me In the faoal"
K. 8. Zimmerman, engaged in the mail
order business, was called to the witness
stand to testify on behalf of tho defend
ant. Zimmermen said he did not know the
reputation of Miss Mercy for veracity,
but that that of Warren Reynolds, her
fiance, was bad.
"Would you believe him under oathr'
asked Attorney Walker.
"No," replied Zimmerman.
A. A. Abrahams, a south side furniture
dealer, testified he would not believe
Miss Mercy under oath.
Fails to Secure
- - Renomination
L1TTLB KOCK. Ark., March SS.-Re-turns
from yesterday's democratic pri
maries received today from the majority
of the districts throughout Arkansas, In
dicate that Congresman Jos T. Robin
son has defeated Governor George W,
Donaghey, who was a candidate for re
United States Senator Jeff Davis ap
parently leads his rival, i. Brundlge, by
a majority of at least SS.OM for tha nom
ination for senator.
Tha returns Indicate the nomination of
the following congressional candidates:
First Dltrjet-T. B. Carraway tde-
fatMl R H. klacon.)
Second I Mstrtct-William A. Oldfield
Third Listrict-J. C. Floyd (renoml
Fourth niKlrlct O. T. Wlnge.
Fifth District H. M. Jacoway (renoml
Sixth District S. M. Taylor (aueceeds
J. T. Robinson).
Seventh Dlstrict-W. 8. Goodwin (re-
.Nomination on the democratic ticket Is
considered as equivalent to election.
Court Declines to
Accept Bill Charging
Brandt With Larceny
KBW YORK. March S.-The grand jury
Investigating tha case of Folke E. Brandt.
the former valet of Mortimer L. tfchiff,
handed up this afternoon a presentment
In which It said that Brandt should have
been Indicted for grand larceny and not
for burglary In the flist degree. The
court refused to accept such a finding and
ordered tha Jury to retire to reconsider.
It was the unanimous vote of tha Jury
that a charge of conspiracy had not been
made out against Mr. Schlff, nor against
Howard Gans. his personal counsel at
tha time Brandt was sentenced to thirty
LOWELL, Mass., March 3. -The Ifrst
violence since tha beginning of the strike
of textile workers took place today whea
factory windows were broken by parading
strikers. No one waa hurt, though sev
eral stones were hurled at the police, wnj
made one arrest.
With toe settlement of the strike
against the Lawrence Manufacturing
company, a hosiery plant, and the grant
ing by the United etates Bunting com
pany of an additional I per cent wage
Increase, making a total of W per cent,
the strikers concentrated their efforts
today against the plant of the Bigeiow
Stones, Ice and sticks of wood were
thrown at plant windows, but the police
arrived tn aa automobile truck and ar
rested one of the alleged offenders. The
struts leaders". exhortations to keep order
ARIZONA HOUSE PASSES
PROE.VIX. Aria.. March 2B. Tb bill
submitting the Judiciary recall aasrad
ment ta the people at the next general
election passed the lower bouse of the
Arizona legislature today. Aa Ideatleal
bUl la la tha baada of the senate com
mittee on constitutional amendments.
WAGE BILL GOES
TO ROYAL ASSENT
House of Lord Passes Measure for
Minimum Pay to Hinen With,
ASQUITH APPEALS TO WOKXZ&S
Premier Asserts Grievances Are
Removed by Legislation.
TALKS TO LIBERAL COMMONS
Agitation Up to Present for Most
END SEEMS TO SE JX SIGHT
Maay af the Irs Are Aaaloas to
Retara ta Werk Oavernsaent
Arraaare ta Protect All
kt Do aa.
LONDON. March IS.-The House of
Lords this stternoon passed the miners'
minimum wage bill without amendment
It hss now only to receive the royal
Premier Afquith issued an appeal to
the miners to accept the minimum
wage bill, which he said would effect
largely what they bad fought for. The
premier made this apoesl in a speech to
the liberal members of the House of
The premier ssld thst he recognized
that the agitation aa far aa tha great
bulk of the men were concerned, was
disinterested movement. Now that their
grievances had been removed by the es
tabllahment of the principle of a mini
mum wage, with machinery which could
be trusted to fix reasonable rates, he
strongly sppealed in tha name of the
whole community for the resumption of
norms) Industrial conditions. He hoped
that Industrial peace and contentment
were now In sight.
Bad af Strike Reessa Near.
The end of the coal strike which has so
sorely affected the people of the
United Kingdom during the last four
weeks Is believed tu be at hand. No
doubt appears to exist In the minds of
many people that the majority of the
l.Ouo.tM miners who left their work on
March 1 are anxious to return to the
pits and when the occasion offers wUl
vote In favor of tha proposal to resume.
Most of them. It Is believed, would even
return to the pits Immediately, but In
each district there Is a small section who
oppose sny action until the vote which
has been called for on the question of
resumption of work or continuance of
the strike has been cast and counted.
It Is these who are causing tha trouble
which necessitated the dispatch yesterday
of troops to Chirk, in Wales, vnera work
had been proceeding for soma days In the
Bryiiktnalle oollariea. and to Cannock
In the Midlands, where efforts ware mad
last Bight to prevent the men working.
" '"aaIft TanoIw-waV4Tr,"
Other owners are opening their mine
today and men who wish to start work
will receive full protection from the gov
In the great military camp at Alder
shot 10,000 soldier are held In readiness
to move at any moment to any point in
the country, and at other military posts
similar arrangements have been made.
More urgent even than the necessity
of protecting the mines la the heavy
duty facing the country of relieving the
terrible destitution caused everywhere by
tha strike. Millions ar living in a stato
of virtual seml-starvstlon la various
parts of the country. The settlement
can come none too soon, for, of tha 2.000,
w men, besdes the miner, who have
been thrown out of employment, at least
a half do not belong to any trad or
ganization and therefor receive no out
of work benefit
ANTHRACITE MKH WILL IIT
Operatars Kzpeet Men ta Saspead
NEW YORK. March 18. It was learned
today from an authentic source that the
anthracite coal operators ar making no
move to prevent a suspension of work.
in the snthraclta fields and that they re
gard such a suspension at midnight on
March 31 a Inevitable. No meetings of
tha committee of ten which conferred
with the miners representatives have
been held since the termination of nego
tiations, it wsa said, and none Is ached'
"W look for a suspension of work
March SI," said an operator today. "No
suggestion of a compromise has com to
us from sny authoritative source: the
report that the operators ar prepared ta
grunt a S per cent wage Increase Is
falss and the rumor that tha operators
re not united is untrue.
H1IAMOKI.N. Pa., March a.-Mlnera
started taking toola from tha collieries
In the Schulyklll section todsy In antlcl
pat Ion of a suspension of work oil Sat'
unlay. Some foreigners are leaving for
Europe, where they will remain until the
expected labor troubles in to coal fields
The United Mine Workers are awaiting
tha return of John Fshy; president of
district No. , and his colleagues from
Cleveland, to direct their movements la
the expected suspension.
Labor Lrndrr Released aa Baa4.
&ALFORD. England, March 2S.-Toia
Mana, the labor leader, was today re
leased aa 12,00 ball after giving a writ
ten guarantee that pending hi trial be
would not repeat his Incitement to the
troops to mutiny. Mana Is charged with
"feloniously, maliciously and advisedly
publiehtng certain printed matters, en
deavoring to pursuade person serving la
the forces of the king on land or aea from
their duty and aliegiaace to his majesty
and Inducing tha said persons to commit
traitorous and mutinous acts."
FRED BEELL THROWS FRANK
COLEMAN AT SEATTLE
SEATTLE, Wash., March
Beele of Wisconsin won bis
on bis wrestni
leniaa at Oms
strength, the N
match with Frank
but night by superior
brasaaa seemingly wearing himself out,
Beele woa the first fall in slx;y-even
minutes with a front half-aelson and
arm lock. In the second bout, which tasted
twenty-sine minutes. Beet woa with aa
arm and neck netd .
I ' , - ' s.ttK.l
It ia rumored that a man named Bryan of Lincoln favors the Woorow Wilson candidacy
From tho Denver Republican. '
STUBBS ORDERS NAME OFF
Governor of Kansas Asks that it Be
Not Put on Nebraska Ballot
WAIT INSTRUCTS 05 CANVASS
Tells t'aaaty Clerks Over Nebraska
that Mew Irlssary Art Usee ot
Specify Air Particular Date
for Coasting Vales.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., March !S.-(Special
Telegram.) Governor Stubbs of Kansas
wired to Secretary of Stale Walt today
asking that hla name be taken off the
primary ballot as a republican candldste
for vice president. The governor says he
Is not a candidate for that office. The
request will bs complied with. Secretary
Walt sending a letter to the various
county clerk asking" them to eras the
name from the oflclal 1st sent out
t'aavasa Canes Air Tlsae.
In re pome to Inquiries of county clerks,
and after consulting with the attorney
general, sMcretary Wait has written
official Ihsl tha xaturtuttt Xhe primary
election can ' be canvassed at any time
after they ar all in In hands of the
clerks. ' The old 'law, under which the
primaries went on Tuesday, provided the
canvas should be held the Friday follow
Ing the election. The new primary law
makes no such provision and aa tha pri
mary Is held on Friday, If the old law waa
followed It would be a week after eleo-
tlon before tha canvas.
Walt Cbaaspee Italia;.
Secretary of Stat. Walt Is sending out
a supplemental certificate of nomination
to county clerks. Tb original list p
vldeekfor the selection In the primary of
tha district electors by a vote of the en
tiro stale. The attorney general, after
carefully looking Into tha law hss In
formed tha secretary that while the elec
tors are' voted for at large tn the general
election In November, they ar nominated
by districts ia the I primary, with the ex
ception of the two electors at large.
neeretarr ruber's Plana.
There has been some uncertainty" as to
the data when Secretary Fisher would
com to Nebraska, and It has caused the
pessag of a number of telegrams between
tba local office and the national bureau
at Washington. Tha following telegram
received at neadquartera this morning ex
plains the situation:
WASHINGTON. D. C. March . 11L-
Hon. F. M. Currie. Taft Headquarters,
Lincoln, Neb.: Mr. Fisher Intends to
come: his Indecision Is caused by the
serious Illness of his child.
W. B. M'KINLEY.
Vetera Write af I sear.
Among the numerous letters received
at the republican headquarters by Secre
tary Currie le one of unusual Interest.
coming from the Fifth district, declaring
that the fanners of the Fifth district
have been excited to arms because of
Taft's reciprocity program. In discussing
this question t he farmer states, first.
that he consider reciprocity, a dead Issue
and that irsls not likely to be taken up
again for some time to soma. He further
cites the fact that Theodore Roosevelt
did emphatically endorse that treaty in
The Payne-Aid rich tariff tow baa been
held up to tba farmers as a crime com'
mined against them by Taft Tha writer
thinks that tha farmer should know thst
Roosevelt gave Ms unqualified endorse
ment to that measure In the New York
election In Hit and that O. W. Norria
voted for this bill before Tsft signed It
It would seem then somewhat Incon
sistent for an insurgent to censure Taft
for doing what the chief of Insurgents
had already done, says the writer of this
Straws Shaw neatlaaeat.
A letter tuts been received at the Taft
headquarters from Tekamalt la which
tha writer apeaka of making a poll of
one of the business bouses, in which
eleven clerks are employed, with the
following result: La Follette. 0; Roose
velt. 1: Taft 10-
Prominent farmers of that community
are also quoted as saying that the ma
jority of the farming sentiment Is for
BaeeeeesaMt fas BaehelderT
The Taft headquarters Is sendlngout
M postal cards eaatalnlng the endorse
ment of N. J. Bacheider, former gfv
ernor of New Hampshire and peat grand
master of the Nsttonsl Grange, who led
the fight of the farmers against the
Canadian reciprocity agreement
Senator Fries of Arcadia. Valley county.
calked at toe Taft headquarter thta
morning and expressed tb belief that
the Tsft sentiment ta growing constantly
In Valley county
Candidate with, a Lot of Bad
Will Pass Primary
Bill on Saturday
SPRINGFIELD. III., March !S.-Tlie
houae primary election committee voted
out favorably two primary bills, one til
bill which passed the senste, the other
Representative Chlppcrfleld'a house bill.
The committee agreed to give the sens!
bill preference because of Its advanced
stage. The senate bill will be read a
second time tomorrow and at 12 X a, m.
Saturday will be placed on final passage
by the house.
CENSUS OF CATHOLICS IN U.S.
Adherents of Church is Doubled
Within Twenty Tears.
GAIN FOUR MILLIONS IN DECADE
Teasa 1'eesle lader tathallc Car
Itakn Mllltea Bad HalfNew
leek. 1-caSa .States ia
Oswaa Totals. '
NEW YORK. March i-Thrre are U.
9IH.WS Catholics lp the United States
proper, according to the ISIS edition of
"Kennedy's Official Catholic Directory,
which Is authority also for the following
A year ago th Catholic population nf
the country was H.I1J.7HI. whlls ten years
ago It was 10,tTS,7&7, showing an Increase
of 4,038.813 or the decade. Twenty years
ago Catholics numbered S,nS.lo. show
ing that within twenty years the Catholic
population has nearly doubled.
There are 17,497 Catholic priests In the
United States and ll.KS catholic
churches, of which S.3M have resident
priests, the other 4,IK bring mission
churches. Th directory also shows there
are fourteen arohbtihopa, two titular
archbishops, nlnety-eeven bishops, two
archebbota and fifteen abbots in the
union. Furthermore, there, are eighty
three seminaries -with (,008 student pre
paring for the priesthood, 229 cojjeges for
boys and 701 academies for girls. There
are S.11S parochial schools with sn at
tendance of 1,233,786. There are also Sei
orphan asylums, caring for 47.111 or
phans. Including the children In parochial
schools, orphan asylums, academies, col
leges and other charitable Institutions,
the grand total of young people under
Catholic care amount to LStO.on.
The following figures shows the state i
having the largest number of Catchollca:
New York. t77f,074: Pennsylvania. I.l..
Ml; Illinois, 1,447.400; Maaaachueerta. 1,X1..
ZU: Ohio. 74B.ZJ1: lytulslana. 63,m; Wis.
oonsin, iM,:a- Mlehlgan. SM.3J0; New
Jarsey. SttllM); Missouri, ae.OnO; Minne
sota, 447.2MI: Connecticut 412.073: Cali
fornia, 9o.a; Texas, m.m; lows.
Maryland, tm.im; itnode Inland 2fu.-
inaians, ZTl.iab; Kentucky, iw,4n;
140,071; Nebraska, ' -...V..
New Hampshire, iXORt; Maine,
Ksnsas, 121.011, Colorado, 10o,u)0.
Find Seed Corn Poor
Over Whole Country
WASHINGTON, March S.-Because of
the poor corn crop last year, the bureau
of plant industry of the Department of
Agriculture, has tested samples from all
over the country and found a very low
average of germination. Dr. B. T. Gal
loway, chief of the bureau, advises the
farmers of the country to be particularly
careful about their planting this spring.
We tested nearly 2.900 samples," he
said todsy. " and found that the average
germination was only 81 per cent, whereas
it should have been SO; and the average
of germination was lowest tn tbe large
corn growing states.
"I advise the farmer to plant the best
seed they can get They should use se
lected corn on the cob, each ear of which
has been tested for germination; and If
they have' to use shelled corn should test
It and plant enough, depending on the
percentage of germination to Insure a
MICHIGAN WILL VOTE ON .
LANSING, Mich., March 28.-The Michi
gan house this afternoon by r. vote of 7
to I passed the Mil providing for a vote
at the fall election on a constitutional
amendment granting woman suffrage In
this state. The bill, already having
passed the senate, now goes to the gov
ernor for his signature. Governor n.
born recommended the passage of the
TROOPS GUARD ROCK ISLAND
Number of Ken Arrested as Vagrants
and Sent to Jail
SPECIAL GRAND JU1T CALLED
Charges at Inviting Rial Which
Have Uvea Made Aaalaat
Thirty Mra Will Be
IIOCK ISLAND, 111., March 38 -Judge
Frank Itamsay of the Rock lslsnd county
court today ordered a special grand Jury
lo take up charges of Inciting riot which
have been made against about thirty In
dlvlduala. among whom are a number of
local polltk-lana. Ths grand Jury will
inuke a rigid Inquiry Into all tha causes
which contributed to Tuesday night's
fatal riot. It Is plsnned lo have sessions
Adjutant General Frank Dickson, who Is
directing ths Slsth regiment In enforcing
order, Instituted a severe military regime
today despite protest of merchant who
complained that business waa being In
Jured Heveral men arrested at vagrsms
it bight were sentenced to mure than
a month each at hard lsbor In th county
' Harry M. McCraskrin. candidate for
Mate's attorney, Issued a statement which
he sought to have published In local
It wss referred to Adjulsnt General
Dickson, who after a cob fere nee with
Kherlff Bruner, decided to suppress th
document. McCraskrin then arranged
for circulation of the statement by other
Ths militiamen continued to make ar
rests on the streets today.
Desplts the Inactivities, several per
sonal clashes occurred In the downtown
Arguments were numerous and the
undercurrent of bad feeling between op
posing political factions came to the sur
Sheriff . Drnner has made a cloae In'
qulry Into the possibility of a dynamite
plot and today directed several arrests
for this reason. He ssld, however, that
he believed the situation was well under
Kentucky Oil Stock
Soars with Promise
of Big Bonus on Way
NEW YORK. March .-Another out
growth of the recent dissolution of the
Standard OU company of New Jersey Into
thirty odd constituents waa the lis to-
day of share of the Manard Oil of Ken
tucky to the unprecedented price of S1.000
share. The stock closed yesterday at
SSM bid, opened today at S700, advanced
on sales of some fifty to Maty share to
two. and then In small lots, aggregating
perhaps thirty share, rose t Sl.i
From that figure It dropped abruptly In
the early afternoon to ttie, with the last
actual sale at Stt. .- , "
The stock's low price ' yesterday was
S44 and a few days ago It waa offered at
S3A. For some unexplained reason a
short Interest had been created at around
S40 and some of tb shorts were ran In
today when the stock soared up to SI.eMl
It is believed, however, that the advance
represented something mora than a mere
"squeese." The company now has a cap
ital of tl.OuOtt, which may be increased
to aVeJO.OOa, the difference going to ahare
hotdsrs a a slock "bonus."' Aside from
a very small floating supply practically
all the shares are owned by Interests
Identified with one or more of the old
Standard Oil companies.
Kansas Posse Hunts
for an Insane Man
SALIXA. Kan.. March 38.-Sneriff
Burke, beading a posse of a dosen men.
started todsy In pursuit of an armed
man believed to be insane, who yesterday
and last night spread terror among tbe
farmers of Greenwood county.
At a late hour last night the men
forced entrance to tho home of John Pet
erson, a farmer near Gypsum City, and
compelled the farmer' wife to prepare
blm a lunch. Selling a shotgun and fill
ing his pockets with cartridges, he si
delined: 'I'll need these. I have killed my
brother and my brother-in-law."
He then departed, threat coins: to kill
sny person who pursued him. He is be
lieved to be hiding In the marshes in
the southern part of the caunty.
Effort to Be Made at Springfield to
Fix Besponsibility for Death
of Young- Fanner.
MANY WITNESSES SUMMONED
Little City Rapidly Filling- Up with
COUNTY OFFICIALS ATTEND
James Blunt Enjagts Two Lawyers
to Defend His Interests.
THIXE SHERIFFS SUBPOENAED
Chief ef Police Jaba Brlaas asd
Depaty Treatoa Will lie aa Staaa
i Marahale Swera la ta Pra
' veat DeeaoastratloB.
With fifty witnesses. Including the
sheriffs of three counties, the chief of
police of two cltlc and a score of other
person of mora than ordinary importance
in the community. ubpoenaed a wit
nesses at the inquest which will begin
at r o'clock this morning over the body
of Roy Blunt, victim of last week's bat
tle between three escaped convicts and
officers of th law. everybody in the
little village of Springfield waa en tin
toe last night awaiting the result of the
deliberation of the Jury.
Despite the talk of forthcoming trouble
there was little turface evidence that such
might be euanected, although knowing
ones declared th town would pot hold
th people todsy.
There wss plenty of evidence of the
Importance in which the case Is held by
th county officials of Sarpy county.
Aside from County Attorney William N.
Jameson and Coroner Armstrong, there
were several county commissioner in
sprlngfleld to see that th letter and
spirit of th law were carried out
Mlaat Ha Twa Lawyers.
Jamea Blunt, father of the dead man,
was In th city with two attorneys, who
will conduct the eroos-exsmlnatlon of
witnesses subpoenaed to appear In the
Hotel accommodation were at a prem
ium long berore the vanguard of officials,
witnesses', newspaper men and other -were
on th ground and late arriving '
visitors were forced to secur quarter In
Interest In the case lagged at no time.
Official court reporter were called In
lo make record of th proceeding which
are expected Id extend ever two days
I'gly charge have bee made against
officers of the law who led the poena
which killed Convicts Gray and Dowd and
captured Convict Morley, and by reason
of which yosng Blunt lost bis life.
. When the Inquest opens Sheriffs Chase f
of Sarpy eounty, llyer af Lancaster
county and MeShane of Douglas, will be
Placed en tbe stssd ta tell what they
tflflW or'WTllf'OWUlleTj fulfil, 'tftw "Ties ""' 4
perat haul. '
Chief of Police Brigs of South Omaha V
and hi deputy, John Trouton, will also
be witnesses. '
It has been charged that the life of
young Blunt mint have been spared by
the officers. Officers who followed the
convicts and youn Blunt tn the waon.
however, have stated that they were
attacked by the desperate men and had
no alternative but to shoot to kill. Thta ,
will be one of the principal features
threshed out during th Inquest
County Attorney Jameson expects a
legal battle from the beginning. II I
present to represent th coroner and ha
arranged to mk a stenographic record
of th proceedings. The Inquest will be
held In the town opera house, the larg
est public hall In Ihe town. Many fsiVti
era who hsve known the Blunts for years
arrived In the city during the afternoon,
despite the fact that roads wer bub
deep with soft mud. Several hundred
more are expected this morning.
County officials arranged to prevent
any' spontaneous demonstration at the
opera bouse todsy, when several deputy
town marshals wer sworn In and will
be present during the Inquest
Mayor Cornish, however, believes there
will be no demonstration.
COSVICTB' BRAI GIA1IMKD
Medical Experts Flail that Cray
Had Keea lafrlllsreaer.
LINCOLN, March 3.-(bpecial Tele
gram.) An examination of tha bralne of
Gray and Dowd, the convicts who lost
thelt Uvea after shooting the prison of
ficials, shows that Dowd bears all the
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