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    Daily Bee
Looking Backward
This Day in Omaha
rMirty Twtatj Tsa Years Are
3o i'JitoilH Far of each tssn
Local Eains
VOL. XLL NO. 309.
National Committee Divides Dele'
gation of Two From Eleventh
Kentucky District.
President's Forces Successful in All
But One Case.
Iloll Call on Eight Shows Seventeen
For Colonel.
Many Charges of Fraud Made by
Attorney lor Roosevelt Dele
gates With Factional Feeling
Greatly Increased.
CHICAGO June U.-The seating of a
Roosevelt delegate in the Eleventh
Kentucky district late today was the
first gain to the Roosevelt Column
awarded by the republican national
committee since it began hearing con'
testa last Friday. After acting on the
Eleventh Kentucky district the com
mittee adjourned until 9 a. m. tomorrow.
A motion to seat the two Roosevelt
delegates contested by the Taft forces
in the Eleventh Kentucky district was
defeated by a vote of 19 to 33. The
Taft delegate finally seated was O. H,
Waddle; the Roosevelt delegate, D. C
On the roll call seating the Taft dele
gates from the eighth Kentucky district,
Lowden, Illinois; Simpson, Maine; Rog
ers. Wisconsin, and Shackelford, Alaska,
voted with the Roosevelt members of
tilt committee, - swelling the minority to
seventeen, for the first time during the
Other actions taken by the committee
loday were as follows:
Two contested delegates at large and
the two delegates from the First dls.
trlct of Kentucky were credited to Taft.
The Taft delegates in the Second dis
trict were seated and the contest in the
The Taft delegates In the Fourth Ken
tucky district seated when the Roosevelt
forces withdrew from the contest are:
Pllson Smith and J. Ray Bond. The
Roosevelt delegates were, C. M. Barrett
and Jesse R. Eskrldge.
Kentucky seventh district, two dele
gates credited to. Taft, the vote being 38
to 12.'
The committee, in seating the Taft
delegates. Tenth Kentucky district,
voted, 5 2to 0. These delegates are A.
B. Patrick and John H. Hardwick. Heney
and Hadley voted wtih the other Roose
velt committeemen against the contest.
The two Taft delegates in the Eighth
Kentucky district were seated by a vote
of S5 0.17. . .-. v ,.: . v '.,
'"'Heney Gets Into Game.
Francis J. Heney of San Francisco
today and strenuously endeavored to In
ject pepper into the Roosevelt figfit." lie
characterized the condition In Kentucky
as similar to tho former chaotic polit
ical conditions in California and when
he referred to some of the Kentucky po
litical acts as comparable to acts of Abe
Reuf of San Francisco, Mr. Heney drew
a sharp protest from Senator Penrose.
Judge Ed C. O'Rear of Frankfort, who
had charge of the arguments for the
Roosevelt forces frequently admitted that
some of the points advanced were not
very strong, and Senator Borah of the
Roosevelt wing declared he thought the
contestants were not entitled to their
seats. Though some of the members of
the committee asked for more time to
consider the evidence, a roll call de
manded by the Taft leaders resulted in
seating the regular delegates at large by
a vote of 3S to 11. The decision ,,in the
First district however was unanimous.
Louisiana Cam's C omplicated.
Committeeman Pearl Wight was pre
pared for the presentation of the Louisi
ana cases, if they were reached this
afternoon. Practically all of the Louisi
ana delegates are contested.
The Louisiana case presented a com-
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The Weather
Official Forecast
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair tonight and Wednesday; slightly
cooler tonight.
r-pr. Temperature
f 1 I L, nt (Imiilin
igj Shj i-i Hour' Degrees.
a a. m.....t 64
& J"-"1 -64
Ju X 7 a. m... M
Uo o. in OI
0 a. m 71
k & 10 a. m 73
l II 1 1L 111............ it
12 m 81
1 p. m 81
A nn
uVaSSaSSaSE "l
3 p. m 78
Local Weather Record.
1912. 1911. 1910. 1909.
1 owest last night...... 63 65. W 59
Precipitation 19 .00 .00 T
Normal temperature for today, 70 de
:.rees. Deficiency in precipitation since March
i. i.i'i inches.
Deficiency corresponding period, 1911,
..J inches.
Deficiency corresponding period, 1910,
" 7 J inches.
Weather in the Grain Belt.
'itnerally cloudy weather prevails this
..loining from the Rocky mountains east
j ttie Atlantic ocast, except it is clear
,:i the Ohio alley. Showers were general
u .thin the last twenty-four hours In Min
nesota, the Dakotas, western Iowa, Ne
iiuska and Kansas and continue quite
wneial In Iowa this morning. The show
irs in Nebraska, as shown by our re
lorts. were not heavy in any section,
out were fairly well distributed over the
.-tate. except in the northwest portion,
where little or no precipitation occurred.
Excessive falls occurred at points In
Minnesota and South Dakota, and two
inches, fell at Dresden, In northwestern
Kansas. Temperatures are somewhat
Mgher in all sections, except hi the ex
treme upper Missouri valley and west
to the mountains, where a change to
slightly cooler has occurred. This change
in the upper valley will bring slightly
cooler to this vicinity , tonight. The
weather, will continue cloudy and unset
tled in this vicinity today, followed by
fair tonight and Wednesday.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Time Limit Fixed for Contents
Committee Realises That it Must Check Tendency Towards
Long Debates Training School for Committeemen
Under Headway Some Incidents.
Editor of The Bee and Chalrma
CHICAGO. June 11 (Special Telegram.)
The grind of the national committer
on the great accumulation of contests
for delegate seats keeps right on, al
though It is making slower progress than
It ought to be finished by the end of
the week.
The reason for the slowness has
the ready disposition of the committer
to grant extension of time, and to count
out time used in interruption or answer
ing questions whenever the presentation
of the cases overruns the limit fixed by
the rules. The reason for this, whicn
has been freely and openly admitted, is
to forstall charges on the part of un
seated contestants that they had not been
fully heard, or that- any of the facts
necessary to a fair decision have been
arbitrarily excluded. Notice was given
today, however, that from now on ths
time limits would be more strictly en
forced, and further notice that a motion
would be offereu tomorrow for night ses
sions of the committee in order to get
along with the contests and make up for
Incidentally the tactics of the commit
teemen 'who ar co-operating with the
Roosevelt end of th econtests to assist In
the presentation of the cases, was
brought out more clearly. An exception
to the rule fixing the time limits has
been permitted by allowing the members
of the committee to propound questions
by unanimous consent, and the battery
of cross-questioners has been brought
into action whenever the point seemed
to indicate their need, so that if the
strength of the cases is not developed
it is only because such great lawyers as
Borah and Kellogg cannot develop it.
The session today also disclosed the
factt hat the reference of Senator Borah
to me as "schoolmaster," had something
more in it trjan mere pleasantry. The
Roosevelt people, like the Taft people,
have a number of committeemen classed
Former Elgin Banker
is Under Arrest
in California
CHICAGO, June 11. Louis N. Seaman,
fosmer cashier of the Elgin National
bank of Elgin, 111., was arrested today In
Los Angeles on a warrant charging em
bezzlement and misapplication of the
bank's funds.
The arrest was the result of alleged
discrepancies in the accounts of the bank
discovered more than a year ago by the
national bank examiners. ,
The money unaccounted for by the ex
aminers' report approximated $100,000. The
losses were promptly made ood by the
directors of the institution and govern
ment agents were called in. Seaman left
the employ of the bank more than a year
ago and avfew months ago entered the
real estate business In Los Angeles.
The government agents say that Sea
man Invested - and lost large sums oi
money In a Chicago concern in which he
was interested and that his efforts to
make it a paying venture were costly to
the bank.
The specific allegations in the charge
against him are that he procured money
from the bank on worthless drafts. One
of the alleged worthless drafts was drawn
against the city treasorer of South Bend,
Ind., for $9,000.
Seaman is to be given a preliminary
hearing before a United States commis
sioner, June 18, in Los Angeles.
Mississippi Floods
Are Again Menacing
Lives in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, La., June ll.-Water
from the great Hymella crevasse, the
worst of the Misslsssippl river floods,
again is menacing lives of Inhabitants of
the Des Allemands section of Louisiana,
in answer to appeals from army of
ficers engaged in relief work, a special
train was hurried to the Des Allemands
section late yesterday, refugees taken out
of the danger zone and food supply dis
tributed. Water is four feet deep over the greatt.r
part of the La Fourehe section and Is
going higher. Supplies also are being
sent there.
Since government engineers gave up
the attempt to close the Hymelia break
the breach constantly his widened and
flood water has daily extended Into
country not before damaged. Although
the river gauge is more than four feet
below that at the crest of the flood the !
mile-wide breach furnishes plenty of op
portunity for water to cover a large
area. The only chance of the flood waltr
getting back to the regular channel
seems to be for the river to fall below
the level of this low country.
Wyckliff is Killed
by Railroad Train
WASHINGTON, June ll.-Representa-tive
Robert C. Wyckliff of Louisiana was
run down on the tracks of the Southern
railway ln Potomac park today and in
stantly killed. He had left the capltol
yesterday to be away today on a fishing
News of his death traveled fast, but
did not reach Mrs. Wyckliff before she
had started for the 'capltol,-as was her
dally custom, to watch the proceedings
in the house. The house already was
about to adjourn out of respect to the ;
memory of Mr. Wyckliff when several
members happened to see his wife In the
gallery. There was a hurried conference.
Representatives Estopinal of Louisiana
and Cullop of Indiana made their way
quietly to. where Mrs. Wyckliff was
sitting and Invited her down stairs to
Speaker Clark's office. There, as gentlv
us they could, they broke the news to
her. Mrs. Wyckliff fainted.
n Republican National Committee.
as thick and thin, going so far as to per
mit the use of their proxies whenever It
is thought desirable. The Roosevelt peo
ple are passing these proxies among ad
herents who are interested in contest
cases to come up later.
Lawyer Heney of San P'ranelsei, for
example, showed up this morning as the
substitute for the member from South
Dakota, breaking Into the proceedings
without even first reading the rules. He
persisted in explaining his vote soveia'
times with a stump speech, and whs
immediately, I believe, by all set down
on as a first-class grandstander. Tae
California case in which Mr. Heney is
scheduled to appear as counsel is on
call for tomorrow. A little later Gover
nor Hadley of Missouri made his appear
ance on a proxy crediting him to the
District of Columbia. Governor Hadley
heads one of the delegatlons-at-large in
volved in the Missouri contests, which
will be heaid in a day or two. I met the
governor out in the libby when "e asked
if there, would be any impropriety under
the circumstances In him taking part
on a proxy now in order to see how the
commute conducted Its proceedings, and
familJ irize himself with the methods'
resorted to in other cases. I told him
I saw no reason why he should not take
lessons that way if he wanted to and
I have no doubt that his explanation
likewise fits the case of Mr. Heney.
The committee today also established
the precedent against doubling up dele
gations by electing more delegates than
provided by the call with a proportional
splitting of the vote. Where states or
districts in this manner have attempted
to enlarge the membership of the con
vention and get extra tickets, they will
be required to reduct the number by say
ing which ones should serve. When the
point was explained by Secretary nay-1
ward, the committee immediately saw
where this multiplication would lead to,
and put down the bars at once.
Steamer France
Abandons Trip
Because of Strike
HAVRE, June ll.-The sailing of the
French liner France has been definitely
abandoned owing to the seamen's strike.
Theophlle Delcasse, the minister of
marine, after a conference with his col
leagues in the ministry Informed the
French line that the government was
ready to supply seamen to man the ves
sel. However, as the gathering- of these
men from the various Prencl. ports wilj
require several days, their arrival here
will be too late to permit the France to
carry out Its scheduled trtrt
Many of the passengers who had
booked on the France have decided to
proceed to Cherbourg and take the
Majestic or the. Kaiser Wlllielm II.
PARIS, June U.-The management of
the French trans-Atlantic line issued a
statement today declaring: that the
strikers left the France after demanding
an immediate increase of wages despite
the fact that their wages had been raised
only a fortnight ago. The statement con
tinues: "The men's demands are connected
solely with wages. They have made no
complaint In reference to lifeboats, life
saving appliances or food."
Alaska Villages
- Covered With
Foot of Ashes
KODIAK, Alaska, June 9.-(Via Tug in
Seward, June 11.) Kodiak and Woodv
Island villages are burled under a foot
of ashes as a result of the eruption of
Katamai volcano beginning Thursday
afternoon and lasting forty-eight hours.
No lives have been lost here, but many
other settlements near the volcano must
have suffered Indescribably.
The revenue cutter Manning was In
port here when the eruption began and
furnished refuge for all inhabitants of
the town. 500 men, women and children,
doubtless saving many lives. The Man
ning is now serving distilled water and
government rations to the destitute peo- I
pie. the water supply having been pol-
luted und springs filled with ashes.
FAIRBANKS, Ala., June 11. Person
airivlng from the, south bring reports of
heavy cannonading in the foothills of the
Alaska range and it Is supposed the vol
canoes ure in action. The sounds come
from the vicinity of Mount Hayes. Ashes
are falling here and the sun is obscured.
Boy Puts Poison
in Father's Whisky
GREENSBl'RG, Pa., June ll.-To free j
his mother, himself and the rest of the j
family from his father's repeated abuse, j
Elmer Watt, aged IS, put poison In his j
father's whisky and thus caused the lat- j
ter's death, according to a confession i
made by the younsr man here today. The
boy was formally charged with murder.
Watt said his father was a hard drinker ,
and that the family suffered privations i
as well as abuse until It had become in- J
tolerable. i
DULl'Tll, June 11. It is believed by the(rnan ot the convention has been started
Duluth iol'ee that u. W. Berchtold, Hy the Maryland delegation. Senator
thought to l-e a traveling saleman of Chi- j Rayner is one of the eight delegates-at-cago,
lost hi- life last nii?ht in the ship 1 large to the convention,
canal NEW YORK, June 11. Chairman Mack
A derby hat was found on a pier of the 1 and Secretary Woodson of the demo-
canal. A note inside the hatband read:
"In c;ise of acclfiont notify Prof.
Herchtold. Tiler- -fr-it. CorvalMs,
Ore., my father; Marabelle Jeffer
son, Kllpatrick. Ind., ln care of Charles
Peterson. Box 32, my fiancee; the Illinois
Commercial Men's association. I am a
member, of Chicago. III.
Signed "O. W. BERCHTULD,
"May 18, 1912."
From the Chicago News
Taft and Roosevelt Leaders Wel
comed by Their Followers.
State Chairman Says Practically All
Delegates Will Suport the Sen
ator for Temporary
CHICAGO, June U.-Willlam Barnes,
jr., chairman of the New York repub
lican state committee and dclegate-at-large
to tiie convention, arrived today
and Immediately went ; Into conference
with Senator W. Murray Crane of Massa
chusetts, Benator Newell 6apders ot Ten
Lnfsse Lafayette B. Gleasoiof New York
and other leaders of the Taft forces,
Mr. Barnes is looked upon as the prob
able Taft floor leader In the convention
There is said to be likelihood, too. that he
will take part In the deliberatfons of the
national committee on the contested dele
gates. The New York leader declared that his
principal business at this time was to
aid In the confirmation of Senator Ellhu
Root of New York as temporary chalrma n
of the republican national convention.
"Practically all of the ninety New York
delegates will vote for Senator Root,"
said Mr. Barnes, "and I have no doubt
he will be elected.
Mr. Barnes took possession of a
un the floor below the national
Governor Huilfojr Arrives.
Governor Herbert S. Hadley of
sourl arrived early today and at
once went to the Roosevelt headquarters. He
Is to argue the Missouri contests before
the national committee.
Should the Roosevelt forces control the
convention he is believed to be their
choice for temporary chairman and the
position of floor leader for the Roose
velt men may be accorded him.
in the hotel lobbies and the rival head
quarters there was discussion of possible
candidates for the vice;ihl nomi
nation and Senator William E. liomh of
Idaho was mentioned in that coniicf'tiiui.
Senator Borah, however, emphatically
refused to be considered.
'1'iulei no circumstances or c ird'tii i 3 !
would I accept the nomina'.ion for vice
president," he said. "I hi.-: ussimeil
that it would
not bo nec.Mii v f"i- me
to make this statement, but i.i vio v of
! the discussion of the matter i want to piu
(an end to lit once und for all. And this
1 ends it. for under no clrcuni-Jtuiics would
I accept the nomination If it w
dered me."
tev I
Senator Kenyon of Iowa, who found It
not iecessary to go to Washington as
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Senator Rayner
May Hold Gavel
at Baltimore
be decided by
June 11. The contests Vt
the democratic national
committee the day before the convention
I are expected to be settled within a few
hours, though the committee has not de
I termlned how much time It wl'l allow
each side for the submission of casei.
Natl nal Committeeman Josephus Dan
iels of North Carallna said the few con
ttsts were slmp'e in character and tha
points controverted would cause no fric
tion In their disposition.
A boom for United States Senator Ray-
nor of Maryland tor permanent chalr-
cratic national committee announced to
day that they would leave New York for
Baltimore to prepare for the democratic
national convention tomorrow afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock, over the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad. J. H. Doolin, assistant
treasurer, and" II. A. Daly, national com
mitteeman from Alaska, will accompany
then). Mr. Daly reached New York today.
3aking of Steam Rollers
One Doesn't Give the Worries a Chance.
The National Capital
Tuesday, Jane 11, 1012.
The Senate.
Met at noon.
Fight begun on appropriation for com
merce court.
Interoceanlc canals committee amended
house bill governing Panama zone.
The House.
Met at 11 a. m.
Judiciary committee prepares Impeach
ment resolution against Judge Hanford.
Representative Prince gave notice he
would fight the army appropriation bill
conference report adopted by the senate
Subcommittee appointed to Investigate
the "beef trust."
Adjourned at 11:56 a. m. for ' Repra
sentatlve Wycllff of Louisiana, killed by
a train here today. v v'.'V ; '."''' , ';
Name of Chicayo Labor. Leader
Brought Into Darrow Trial. ;
Says Expense Money Was raid Him
by Harrow's Brnthrr-ln-l.n w
After He Was Won. Over to
McIVaintira Defence.
I.US ANGELES, June ll.-Ed Nockles,
secretary of the Central Labor council of
Chicago, and said to have been the per
sonal representative of Samuel Gompers
In connection with the McXamura case,
was designated as the man who
"charge" of him in Chicago after he had
had been won over to the Mc.Vamara de-
fense, according to tha testimony Unlay
of P A. Dlekelman In the trial of Clar
ence S. Darrow for alleged Jury bribery.
Dlekelman also testified that Bert Han
nerstronie, who gave hlni money with
which to go to Chicago, hud tUen him
to the office of former Mayor Edward
F. Dunne of that city, where the latter
i had iisiiurcd lilin t hat llannerntiiime was
i a brother-in-law of Clarence S. Darrow.
Defense Springes Surprise
The defense nrang a surprise by declin
ing to cross-examine Patrick J. Cooney,
Mc.Vamara defense "Investigator."
Cooney's place on the witness stand
was taken by Keeiie Kitsspatrlek, an
other former employe of the MdNanmra
Fltzpatrkk testified to having accom
panied Bert II. Franklin on one of the
latter's visits to the home of George N
Loekwood, the prospective Juror for the
alleged bribery of whom the Chicago at
torney Is on trial. The witness told of
an automobile trip on November 16, 1911,
In company with Cooney, when they
went to surrounding towns, he said, to
warn certain prospective Jurors so that
they could avoid service.
The direct examination of Fitzpatrlck
was concluded within ten minutes and
j Chief Counsel Rogers of the defense took
j the witness fc.r cross-examination. Only
I a few questions concerning Fltzputrlek's
relations with Franklin were asked by
. Rogers before the witness was excused.
! Senate Votes to ,
Abolish the New
Court of Commerce
WASHINGTON, June 11. The senate
late today, 36 to 23. voted to abciinh IM
commerce court by refusing to provld
for the court In the Jiiuh. al iipprojii.ii
tion bill. The house had struck out pro
vision for the court and the senate voted
down an amendment to restore It.
A movement to have the senate recon
sider Its adoption yesterday of the armv
appropriation bill conference report
which would legislate Major General
Leonard Wood out of office as chief of
staff of the army was begun today and
gave promise of success.
Senator Marline promised to move for
reconsideration if enough votes could be
mustered' to Justify the action. Friends
of General Wrod claimed they had been
promised enough support to defeat the
proposition when it comes up again.
t , ln - in.' V '' 4"'
Little Li?rht Thrown on Wholesale
Murder at Villisca.
Dons (Jo Over Uroand Second Time
and It Is Non Thooitht Mnrtlerer
May Have Bean Drowned
Will Draar the Stream.
VILLISCA. la., June ll.-(Specral Telegram.)-The
Identity of the murderer of
the sU members of the Moore family and
the two SLlllnger girls here Sunday nigh)
lus ntUl .; mystery here this 'afternoon
iThl!( mqmlng the bloodhounds-wets aeabi
taken to 41) Moore hou -and tho ug In
picked up the trail und for ,thie-hNkmk)
time followed It through the Wouils tft
the bank of the West fork of Nodaway
river. The animals wftit Vver Identically
the same ground they traverscO yesterday
and ktopbed at the sarhe por. They were
taken up and down the bank of the
strcum for two mllej, but wei unubl,
to pick up the scent again.
Will Draw Ml remit.
It Is thought that the piurderor ma
have stepped into a deep hole In tlv
stream and lime been drowned. This
afternoon arrangements are belni mad.'
to drag the Vi'eam.. The wcrk U In
diaigeof Harilson Kelso, an expert diver
fiom t'reston.
i A reporter for a Kansas City pap-r.
who reportt d the muider of five members
of the Showman f.itnily at Ellswort'i
i ' Mlcl iuui-i , ra3 inu crime ir"t-
! Kan., Intt October.
icstniDii'B in many ikuns tho killing in
! . ' " " ,nB v,c,,m
miieu wun a rinair uinw or tin txxt.
There Is little hopa that the tln,'cr
prlnt:i will all in finding the .nmrJ.nor,
but thev may play a most Important
part in fixing the crime upon him ch.iuli!
ha be turned up by other means. N. W.
Mcl.auglney, son of the ward-n of tiu
ttiieifil prison at Fort Le;ienwortli,
Kan., und a finger print export was her-1
th.s morning. He took cople:,- of several
distinct p. Inis. These were found on a
lamp chimin y, a curtain, tne uxu and
the door.
A number of peorl? hal '.landl d some
of these articles before McLaughrey ar
rived, and he aleo took their finder
prints to as t exclude tho.-e who mlghl
have resulted from this handing. The
btst pilot to be found was on u liltclicu
window shade. On this there was a dls
tlnet Impilnt of a thumb and Index
linyer. evidently planted there when the
mmdeier pullej down th0 hadi.
Mr. McLaughry returned t-d.iy to Fori
Lcavcnwoitli to develop the prints
All eight of the victims atttnded the
children's exercise at the Presbyterian
church Sunday . evening i;nd wacii last
I seen weie hiip'iy. One of the lltt bovs
u,.vr.v u '.v.v MID ellTilHIflClH Oi WniCJl
was that the Father watched -the spar
rows and would likewise watch over him.
""iinr Similar ('rimes.
The murder of , the Moore ' family Is
strikingly similar to a seiles of crimes
In the last year, which have remained
unsolved. Nearly the same method.-
were used In the Hudson . murder In
I'aola, Kan., the Showman killing in i
Ellsworth, Kan., the' murder of six per- i
sons in Colorado Springs . followed by I.
j that or w. h. Dawson. his wife1 and
daughter In Monmouth, III. .
In nearly each case an axe was the in
strument of death, so In every ease each
person .In the house was liillid, , ppar
eiitly while a.skep and with -u ulngle
blow of the w. a;in.'' Kevenge In every
Instance was seemingly the only motive.
W. E. Sliuw'man, his w.fe and threj
children wm slain October- 11, mil
ln the Colorado .Springs tragedy two
families were slain. The bodies of Alice
May Burnam, her 6 year, old son, John, I
tnJ Henry Wayne, his wife, Blanone, j
tini their 2-year-old baby were found!
.. I.KTlr adjoining cottages.
Dawson was the caretaker of a churc'i !
in :ui.,i.out!., Ill The tra,'edy was d s
coverta by a committee oi deaco: s wh.
visited Dawson's home to reprimand, h.iji
ftr falling to make the church ready fo;
the Sunday services. After breaking In
the door they found the three bodies
each with the head crushed.
Chairman of Money Trust Committee
S:ore3 Banker for His Criticism
; of Inquiry.
Refuses to Testify and Accuses Com
mittee of Limiting Evidence.
Chairman Hepburn of Clearing
House Asked About it
Keller Made President oa Hi
Pledge and Certificates Were
Called in Bank Forced to
Muspead Daring Absence.
NEW YORK, June "'.U. With the re
sumption today of the so-called money'
trust Investigation by the PuJo com-,
mi t tee of the bouse oft representatives, j
Chairman Pujo made public a, letter he i
had written to Frank A Vandtrllp, chair-'
man of the New Tork clearing house
committee. The letter was an answer to;
one from Mr. Vanderllp ln which Mr. ,
Vndrlln rharanA thit "tails far tha '
disposition of the committee as reflected
In' the attitude of Its counsel, has been
not so much to ascertain the actual
facta as to limit the evidence so as to
support. If possible, a pre-concelved as
sumption." "It is manlfect." says Mr. Pujo, "that
you hsve not read, the official notes of
the testimony of Mr. Sherer. the manager
of the New Tork clearing house esse- j
elation as your statements are notlnl
accord with the record."
He adds that ail persons having knowl- j
edge of the sltuatton have been invited (
to appear before the committee and that)
In response to this "fair and proper In-
vltatlon," Mr. Vanderllp has seen flM
Instead of acting: on suggestion "to in-1
du)ge In what seems to us a most unjust,
and unwarranted attack." i
. Hepburn on Oriental Failure. '
A. Barton Hepburn,, chairman of the!
Chase National bank and chairman of J
tho' clearing house committee during the
panic of 1807, was questioned about the!
failure of the Oriental. j
The witness admitted he' had "sug
gested", that Hugh Kelly suceed R. W. i
JrinMi ar nrMlrient of thA Oriental and
aid that ho had told Kelly that the i
clearing house would stand behind the
Oriental "to the last ditch" If this were
done. Nevertheless, the Oriental failed.
The witness explained, however, that at
the time the clearing house culled in,
the Oriental's, certificates, which other
witnesses testified had precipitated the
failure, he was m Europe, i '
"The nendlns of the notice , asking for
the "Retirement of the bank's clearing
hmtse oertrflcaferos-- tnlstake," he ad- ,
mltteil.i i n. ... ., . , i
"TI14 whole thing was a mistake, wasn't
It?", asked Mr. tntermeyer.
I'Vts.".; .,. ,V '
. Mr. Hepburn refused to admit that the
cleaning house should be legally regu
lated. "if congress had given us good, whole-
fomo currency legislation," he said, '
"there never would have been any. ques
tion of clearing certificates."
Despondent Lover
Commits Suicide
SHERIDAN, Wyo .June. ll.-(Special
Telegiim.) Despondent over a love af
fnlr, l.loyd.I.. Owen, a prominent young
Sheridan county rancher, residing twent7
tulles northwest of Sheridan, shortly after
noon Monday committed suicide by plac
ing the "barrel ' of a thlrty-twb-callber.
Colt revolver ln his mouth and sending a
bullet through IiIb brain.
The suicide is believed to have been
due directly to a misunderstanding be
tween Oweh and his sweetheart which
resulted in the severance of friendly re
lations between them. The Suicide was
committed In a dense clump of shrubbery
out the outskirts of the village of Day
ton. TIlng his horse to a telephone pole,
the despondent youth seated himself
ni urbyv drew his pistol and fired, dying
within a few minutes. He left 'no state
ment ln explanation of his deed.
. .... -'"
WASHINGTON, June 11. An , Impeach- :
ment resolution similar to lhat in the .
J-.idgo Swayne case Is to be presented to
the house in the ' Judiciary, committee
against- -Judge Cornelius.' Hah fori, .of
Seattle,' Wss'h:,. under "fire1 foV hie action
In the Oleseri sdciaflst citizenship V;ase..,
a suDcommiuee win go to seatue to near,
the charges, aglnst Judge Hanford. '
The house Investigation of the "beef
trust" und other trust companies will be
conducted by, Chairman -Clayton and- a
subcommittee of the judiciary committee,
consisting of ' Representatives ' Webb,
North Carolina; Carlln, Virginia; Floyd,
Arkansas; Davis, West Virginia; Ster
ling, Illinois; Howland, Ohio, and Norrls,
Nebraska. -
The "trust" Investigation will begin
after the Archbald Impeachment case has
bet n disposed of. ' , ...
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