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TAFT MAKES GAIN
OF FORTY VOTES
Contests from California, Arizona,
Michigan, Louisiana and Miss
ROOSEVELT LOSES EVERY CASE
Fourth California Provokes Most
GOVERNOR OSBORN NOT SEATED
Wight of Louisiana Defeated by
MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED LEFT
Rosewater Points Oat to Committee
that It ts Not Keeping; Up with
Work of Last Year's
Forty Voles Decided.
Contests decided yesterday by the re
publican national committee:
Arizona (at large) 6 0
California 2 0
Louisiana 20 0
Michigan (at large) 6 0
Mississippi (12 still pending) 6 0
Total today 40 0
Previously settled Vfl 1
Total to date 141 1
Total number contested 254
Contests still pending 113
CHICAGO, June 15. President Taft to
day gained forty more votes in the re
publican national convention, through the
settlement of contest cases by the na
It was a day of Taft victories exclu
sively. In the cases of the California,
Arizona and Michigan contests, the
Roosevelt forces made a fight and; voted
their full strength against the Taft
delegates. In the California case they
secured a roll call losing 16 to 37; In the
Arizona contest they failed to get a roll
call, and in the Michigan cases, none
was asked, although they voted against
seating the Taft delegates at large.
The contests settled today In favor o'
President Taft were:
Arizona Delegates-at-large, 6.
California-Fourth district, 2.
Louisiana Delegates-at-large, 6.
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
Sixth and Seventh districts, 14.
First district, 2.
Pearl Wight, national committeeman
from Louisiana and the Roosevelt leader
there, lost In his fight to seat the Rooso
velt delegates from that state. An effort
was made by Committeeman Harry S.
New to end the long standing difference
among Louisiana republicans by offi
cially recognizing the Loisel faction, now
controlling the state republican organi
zation there, but Mr. Wight headed off
' v T'osborn Not Seated.
Governor Chase S. Osborn of Michi
gan and his " Roosevelt delega'ttes-at-large,
- were unseated by the decision
of the Michigan case for Taft
The contest over the Fourth California
district, decided for President ' Taft,
furnished the most bitteV exchanges of
the day, Francis J. Heney, leading the
Roosevelt forces and insisting upon
recognition for the Roosevelt delegates
The national committee had before It,
when it adjourned tonight 113 contested
seats still to pass upon. Chairman Victor
Rosewater, in a statement at the end of
the session, said the committee was not
keeping pace with the work of the last
convention In 1908, but eighty-eight con
tests .remained to be decided on the
Wednesday night preceding the conven
tion. Members of the committee fear
that the contests will run well over
into the opening day of the national con
vention. The' remainder of the Mississippi con
tests, and those from the states of Mis
souri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina and Tennessee will, It is be
lieved, be disposed of tomorrow.
Proceedings in Detail.
The decision In the California case fol
lowed a running fire opened on the com
mittee by Francis J. Heney and a sting
ing statement from Governor Hiram W.
Johnson In the interests or Roosevelt.
Mr. Heney, seated in the national com
mittee with a proxy, assailed members
cf the committee, emphasizing particu
larly Senator Murray Crane of Massachu
setts, whom he. addressed as a, man who
had "no respectability to lose."
While Chairman Rosewater was ad
monishing the San Franciscan to add.-ess
the committee properly, Governor John
son arrived at the Coliseum. He declined
t' appear before the committee and is
sued a written statement which Mr.
Heney later read to the committee. In
this Governor Johnson declared he de
dined to submit "to a trial the title of
property by the thief who steals it."
After the committee had voted tbe
Roosevelt faction down. Senator Borah
in a. vigorous' speech declared the com
mittee "was making it impossible for a
republican to preside over the nation for
the next four years."
Rosewater Votes for Taft Men.
Chairman Rosewater voted for the Taft
delegates from the fourth California dis
trict, saying he believed they had been
Mr. Capers of South Carolina said ho
was one of the subcommltte that drafted
at Washington, in December, the rule
requiring district representation under
which it was claimed the Taft delegates
had, been seated.
"We distinctly recognized this situation
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Sergeant in German
Navy is Hero at a
Fire in New York
NEW YORK, June U.-Sergeant Rlch
ter of the German cruiser Stettin, return
ing from Brooklyn to his ship with a
number of other German sailors early
today, sprang from a street car when he
saw flames coming from a building and
not only assisted the. firemen In check
ing the blaze, but did good work in aid
ing In the rescue of a number of per
sons. The fire was in a stable, but it quickly
spread to a dwelling house adjoining.
Richter took off his outer clothes and
groped his way among the smoking
flames, carrying out members of the
family of John Wagner, who were
This is the last full day of the German
warships In New York. Cornelius Van
derbilt's dinner and reception to the of
ficers was not concluded until long after
midnight, but Rear Admiral Von Reuber
Paschwltz was up early today pre
paratory to going aboard C. Ledyard
Blair's yacht Diana for a trip to Scar-borough-on-the-Hudson,
there to be
privately entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
James Speyer. Other German officers
with a few prominent New Yorkers
completed the guests.
Dinner will be served aboard the Diana
this evening after which the German
admiral and about forty officers, accom
panied by Rear Admiral Winslow and a
like number of officers, will be enter
tained at "Kommers" under auspices of
the Deutschen Vereingungen of the
city of New York.
The visitors will depart tomorrow.
Taft Will Veto
Bill to Abolish
WASHINGTON, June 12.-President
Taft told friends today he would veto
the legislative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bill if, when it comes for his
signature, it abolishes the commerce
court in effect by cutting off the court's
appropriation. Both the house and sen
ate have eliminated provision for the
court from the measure.
President Taft said he considered the
court necessary to prompt and effective
enforcement of the interstate commerce
act. In speeches he has said that when
Its limitations were defined by the su
preme court the new tribunal would be
approved by the railroads and the people.
The supreme court this week gave sev
eral decisions greatly restricting its
The law creating the commerce court
would be specifically repealed, Its five
judges dropped from government rolls
an- the total circuit judges thus reduced
from thirty-four to twenty-nine, under
an amendment to the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill
adopted by the senate today. The amend
ment waT proposed by Seriate SmltV of
Georgia. Both houses had already acted
in accord In omitting any appropriation
for the court -v.
Darrow Asks State's
Attorney to Do Best
He Can for Him
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June 12.-"Browne,
this is terrible; you do the best you can
for us and I'll take care of you."
Thus, testified Samuel L. Browne ot
the district attorney's office was what
Clarence S. Darrow said to him shortly
after the arrest of Bert H. Franklin
for the bribery of George N. Lockwood,
the charge upon which Darrow is on
C. E. White testified today at the trial
of Clarence's. Darrow that the district
attorney had promised him he would not
be prosecuted for his part in the alleged
bribery of George N. Lockwood If he took
the stand and told " a true story" of
what had occurred.
White's examination was concluded fif
teen minutes after court convened and
Samuel L. Browne, chief detective of
the district attorney's staff, was the
next witness called by the prosecution.
Ten Cuban Rebels
Killed at El Cobre
SANTIAGO, Cuba. June 12.-A detach
ment of government troops under Major
Rosendo Collazo today defeated the in
surgents in a battle near El Cobre, ten
miles west of this city. The rebels lust
ten killed. The government troops made
effective use of their artillery and are
now pursuing the fleeing insurgents.
LILLIAN RUSSELL TAKES
PITTSBURGH. June 12.-Lillian Rus
sell, actress and singer, was married here
today in the Hotel Schenley to Tlexan
der P. Moore, editor of the Pittsburgh
Leader. Mrs. Moore, who is here with
a theatrical company, will leave at mid
night for the east and about the same
time At. Moore will go to Chicago to
attend the republican national conven
tion. Mr. Moore is one of the Roosevelt
leaders in Pennsylvania.
CHICAGO BREWER KILLS
SELF ON MOTHER'S GRAVE
CHICAGO, June 12.-Otto L. TosettI,
vice president of the Tosetti Brewing
company, drove to Oakwoods cemetery
today in his automobile and committed
suicide at the grave of his mother by
shooting himself in the head. Grief over
the recent death of a relative Is be
lieved to have caused the suicide. Mr.
Tosetti was 39 years old.
INJURED IN RUNAWAY
MARSHALLTOWN, la.. June 12. (Spe
cial.) Charles Dunn, aged 43, a farmer
of near St Anthony, was fatally injured
today in a runaway accident when he
was thrown from his buggy onto his
President of New York Stock Ex
change Testifies About Loan of
CALL MONEY AT 60 PER CENT
Appeal Made by. Banks to James
Stillman for Aid.
REFERRED TO J. P. MORGAN
Conference Held in Private Office
MONEY DIVIDED UPON WORD
Magnate Gives Order to . W. Per
kins to Have Cash Given to
Various Banks October
NEW YORK, June 12.-Some heretofore
unwritten history of how J. P. Morgan
helped stem the panic of 1907 by sup
plying $25,000,000 at a crucial time was
dramatically told on the witness stand
today by R. H. Thomas, president of the
Stock exchange at that time, testifying
before the Pujo committee investigating
the so-called money trust.
Mr. Thomas said that dn the morning
of October 24, 1907, 60 per cent was being
offered for call money and was not
available. He went to James Stillman,
president of the National City bank and
asked him for relief, if possible. He told
the banker that $25,000,000 was needed.
Stillman sent him to Morgan, saying that
he would tell Morgan he was coming.
"When I got to Mr. Morgan's office
there was great excitement," said the
witness, speaking In dramatic tones and
with many gestures. "Mr. Morgan was
in a conference and people were going
in and out. The excitement was Intense.
I waited for him twenty minutes. He
came out of his private office and said
" 'We are going to lend you $25,000,000.
Go over to the Stock exchange and an
" 'Allow me to make a suggestion, Mr.
"He said, 'Yes, yes, what is it?'
"I think,' I said, 'that this meney
should be divided up Into lots and
distributed among the banks. It will have
a better effect'
" 'Very good suggestion,' said Mr. Mor
gan. 'Perkins,' he said, and snapped his
fingers, 'Perkins, divide that $25,000,000
up into small lots.'
George W. Perkins, former partner of
J. P. Morgan, was the . "Perkins" re
Mr. Thomas testified that the loan had
a very decided effect In relieving panic
.."Then it rested with one man to Bay
whether the panic would go on? Don't
you think that's a dwetreui condition?"
pointedly asked . Samuel n,Fnt!!'rmeyr'
counsel for the committee; """""
"I couldn't answer that,' replied the
witness. . ' -
T wo Killed and Fifty
Injured in Wreck
Near Dalton, 6a.
DALTON, Ga, June i:.-Two persons
were killed and more than fifty hurt
when a Western & Atlantic excursion
train running from Calhoun, Ga., to
Chattanooga, Tenn., was wrecked near
here today. The dead are:
UNIDENTIFIED SECTION EMPLOYE
The Injured are being brought here.
The cause of the wreck Is not known-
Georgia Shaken Up
AUGUSTA, Ga., June ll-Distlnct
earth Bhocks were felt here at Columbia,
S. C, and Savannah, Ga., early today.
Houses were rocked and the sleeping In
habitants were roughly awakened t when
their beds swayed and moved several
Inches. Three shocks were felt, each
lasting about fifteen seconds. Little
damage was done and no person was
Here the shocks were felt more dis
tinctly on the hills, about the city and 'n
the residence quarter. In the business
j iitotion they were less perceptible. There
I was considerable alann amongst negroes
and before the last shocks had ceased
j many wi re in prayer. '
I ST. LOUS. Mo.'. June 12,-The St.
Louis university's seismograph recorded
two earth shocks today. One began at
1:27 a. . m. and continued ten minutes.
The second began at 6:14 a. m. and lasted
until 7:22 o'clock. The main shock was
j at 6:53 o'clock. The origin of the.dis-
1 turbance was estimated to be 1,550 miles
southwest of St. Louis in the vicinity
of Mexico City.
NEW YORK BRIDEGROOM
NEW YORK, June 12. The police to
day are trying to solve the mysterious
disappearance ot Dr. Louis R. Morris, a
Johns Hopkins graduate who on Monday
last left his bride of four days seated
in a motor car and has not been seen
According to the bride he stepped from
the machine on upper Broadway, tell
ing her tiiat he had an important oper
ation to perform and for her to return
to the hotel. No trace of iiim has been
SENATE WILL RECESS
WASHINGTON, June 12. The senate
today agreed to a program of three days'
! recesses from June 17 to July 1, covering
; the period of the republican and demo
cratic national conventions.
The house will recess for three days
during the democratic national conven
tion only and will continue In session
during the rest of the national conven
tion period on a "gentlemen's" under
standing that no partisan legislation will
be pressed. This statement was made
today by Representative Underwood of
Alatama, democratic leader of the house.
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From the Washington Star,
PLANS B0LT0F ELECTORS
Flinn Says Roosevelt Men Will Not
Vote for Taft.
TO DEFEAT HIM IF NOMINATED
Pittsburg- Man Says Tpis Scheme
Would Lose Presidency, bat
Woold 8ve Party in the
" Strong- States.' 1
CHICAGO, June 12.-Recourse to Roose
velt men .Who have , been selected as
presidential electors In , different states
la the announced plan of William Fynn
of Pittsburgh, should the convention
nominate President Taft.
The Roosevelt leader' made this state
ment today in a vigorous attack on the
national committee in which he declared
that such a movement while It might de
feat the republican nominee for president
would save the party in the big republi
His position was. indorsed by Governor
W. E. Glasscock of West Virginia, who
declared that ll the West Virginia re
publican electors are for Roosevelt and
would vote for htm In the electoral col
lege regardless of the action of the con
vention. Senator Joseph M. Dixon listened to
Mr. Filnn and Governor Glasscock and
"I don't think there will be any need
for such action. You hear what they
say. In my opinion Colonel Roosevelt
wNl eurely be nominated. The Taft
forces will not dare to steal the nom
ination." Flinn and Glasscock Talk.
Mr. Flinn and Governor Glasscock de
clared that the state conventions in
Pennsylvania and West Virginia had not
adjorned and would be reconvened if
nccersary and the electors given positive
Instructions to vote for Colonel Roose
velt if the circumstances warranted.
"We are not going to allow the national
committee to destroy the republican party
in Pennsylvania," said Mr. Flinn. "We
don't intend to stand Idle by and lose
ten or fifteen congressmen and the legis
lature. We propose to protect ourselves
at home. Thirty of the thirty-eight
presidential electors are for Roose
velt and if they are elected and the
nomination is stolen and given to Presi
dent Taft those thirty will vote In the
electoral college for Colonel Roosevelt.
"We don't propose to allow delegates
from the southern states and the insular
possessions to dictate a presidential, nom
ination to the great republican state.
"The time has come when political re
bellion is necessary for self protection
of the republican states. Under this plan
no bolt will be necessary. It wou'd re
sult, perhaps In losing a republican presi
dent, but. would .win locally.
"I have talked with Roosevelt men in
Pennsylvania and they agree with me
that jt is necessary if Taft Is nominlated
to carry the fight to the electoral col
lege." "In our state the entire list of presi
dential electors Is for Colonel' Roosevelt
and will vote for him," said Governor
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The National Capital
Wednesday, Jane 12, 1012.
Met at noon.
Agreed to program of three-day ve
cenHpH flnrinff th national conventions.
! Refused to reconsider its adoption of
the army appropriation bill conference
Met at 11 a. m.
Took up sundry civil appropriation
Majority Leader Underwood announced
house would take a three days' recess
only during the democratic national convention.
Sure of Their Strength
Out in Favor of
Votes for Women
OYSTER BAY, . June 12.-Theodore
Roosevelt announced this afternoon,
through Judge Ben B. Llndsey of penver
th,at h wjs.in tftvijr pi woman M,fl.
in 'this. 'country., ana th :he pWform
which he- would submtf ro?th Chicago
cbhventioh would contain ail unequivocal
declaration to that effect. ,; , -
Judge Llndsey spent, two hours with
Colonel Roosevelt today. The object Of
his visit was primarily to persuade the
colonel to announce that he was In favor
of- woman suffrage. Heretofore Colonel
Roosevelt has merely said that he be
lieved the question of woman suffrage
should be submitted to the women them
selves for determination whether they
wished the ballot. As the judge was leav
ing Sagamore Hill he said:
"Colonel Roosevelt has come out de
cidedly for women suffrage. He will be
induced to take this definite stand by
what the women voters have done In
Colorado in opposition ;to Messrs. Gug
genheim and F.vuns; in Washington, Cal
ifornia and other western states. Colonel
Roosevelt told me that he was convinced
from this record of the advantage to
the country to be gained by placing the
ballot in the hands of " women. The
colonel also said that he had definitely
decided to Incorporate In the platform
which he will submit to the Chicago con
vention a woman suffrage plank."
Colonel Roosevelt, however, said that
Judge Llndsey's statement was entirely
Kenyon Says People
Are Looking for
WASHINGTON. June 12.-Scnator Ken
yon of Iowa, who Is managing Senator
Cummins' campaign for the republican
nomination for president, . arrived here
today for conferences with other Cum
"The. rank and file of the party, ' said
Senator Kenyon, "have .groVn tired at
the present controversy and are looking
for a new man who could pilot the party
to victory. We are making - no ( fight
against either President Taft of Colonel
Roosevelt, but we are ottering Senator
Cummins as a happy solution of an tin
. Representative Kendall or Senator Ken
yon, It was reportei. today, would make
the speech nominating Senator Cummins
at the Chicago convention.
Double Fatality in
Aeroplane is Due
to Unusual Speed
WASHINGTON. June 12.-Tlie urmy
board of Inquiry which investigated the
deaths of Lieutenant Leightoji W. Hazle
hurst and Arthur L. Welsh, the Wright
pilot, in the fall of an army aeroplane
near here last night, has reported that
the accident was caused by Welsh's un
usual speed at a sharp turn which caused
the plane's aluminum wings to collapse
under the terrific air pressure.
FOUR HUNDRED GRADUATE
FROM IOWA UNIVERSITY
IOWA CITY, la., June 12. -Near',;
graduates were the recipients of degree
in the University of Iowa commencement
today. The commencement address wa
delivered by President John V. Flnnley
of the College of the City of New York.
BUFFALO SWEPT BY FLOOD
Business Portion ol Wyoming Town
Wiped Out by Cloudburst.
MAN AND SIXTEEN HORSES DEAD
Hotel, ' Several Stores and .Xnrobur
ot Dwellings Are Wrecked
" SHERIDAN, Wj5., June tf.-(pcial
Telegrm.)Dam&(e In excess of 1300,000
and one death , resulted, from a cloud
burst that swept the town ot, Buffalo
forty miles south of .Sheridan early last
evening. The cloud burst was accompa
nied by a terrific electrical storm that
was felt throughout this section of the
state. The storm struck (bout two miles
west ot the town and in less nan fifteen
minutes, Clear Creek, running through the
business - section, had' overswept It
banks and breasted by a" fifteen foot wall
of water meted out destruction on every
hand. Four blocks of business 'houses
were swept by the flood. The Occidental
hotel on the verge of the creek was di
rectly In the path of the deluge, an I
thousands of dollars worth of valuable
furnishings were destroyed. The floor
of the hotel building was carried six
feet above the foundation by the force
of the torrent. A two-e'ory frame build
ing situated in the rear r the hotel and
used as a laundry was totally wrecked
and the ruins carried down stream.
Sixteen Horses Drowned.
The stables of the Buffalo Livery com
pany were demolished and sixteen head
of horses drowned. The stable office
and a millinery store, both frame struc
tures, were swept intact along the sur
face of the creek. Half a dozen frame
dwellings south of the town have entirely
disappeared and no trace of them has
Hundreds of the 1000 residents of the
town had to flee . for their lives and
ncores of thrilling rescues and narrow
escapes marked the brief half hour In
which the storm lasted.
It was in endeavoring to save the life
of his sister and her child that Rod
Chlldf, aged J years, lout his life. His
Mxter, wIiobo life Ire saved, Uvtame a
mother only three days ago.
Dun iter Soon Passes.
Thirty minutes after thu storm broke
the sun shone on the scene of terror and
deholatlon. Scores of people ran hys
teilraliy through the street left passable,
looking for relativts and friends for whose
safety they feared. Humors of more than
the one lost life were carried broadcast,
first reports were to tho effect that a
dozen or more had perished. The town
greatly In need of provisions, as practi
cally every store was destroyed. Business
iiKlv and nieichulitH of Slierlaun are tak
ing steps to relieve the situation. Mayor
Kulcher of Sheridan this morning issued
a special proclamation to the citizens call
ing on them to assist In the relief meas
ures to be decided upon at u special
iiMctlng of the city council tonight.
CHARGED WITH TREACHERY
SAN FRANCISCO. June . 12. L. B..
Straube, president of the Chicago Stereo
types' union, accused James B. Ftecl,
president ot ' the International Stereo
typers and Eleetrotypers' union, in con
vention here, of being in the employ of
the American Newspaper Publishers' as
sociation In a speech today on the floor
o the .-convention.
Stra-.ibe Is or.. of the three Chicago del
egates, who vert ' refused places In the
convention beeaus.- the charter of th
I'Mcapo union wasi taken away when -the
men Joined the strike of the web press
men; He was arguing upon the union's
appeal f(jr reinstatement. -
M0YER ARRESTED ;
Brother-in-law of J. B. Moore, Mur-
ucrea ai viuisca, Captured by
Sheriff at Home of Son.
TRACED THESE BY OFFICERS '
Suspected with Havin Knowledge'
of Ootuple Crime. -
TAKEN DIRECT TO PLATTSM0UTH
It Was Not Known He Was at Nc
ha ska Until Arrest Was Made.
CITIZENS WILL OFFER REWARD
Thousand Dollars Will Be Added to
Sum Offered by State and the
County- Funeral of Vic
tims Held In Park.
NEHAWKA, Neb.. June 12. (Special
Telegiam.)-Sam. Moyer, brother-in-law
of J. B. Moore, one of the eight persons
murdered Sunday night in Vllliaca, wa
arrested shortly after 1 o'clock this after
noon at the home of his son. Charles
Bates, a mile ahd a half north of here,
on suspicion of having knowledge Of tha
Villlsca crime; . ;
He' was arrested by Sheriff, Jackson of
Villlsca and a detective, who are said to
have traced him from Villlsca, and was
taken In an automobile directly after
arrest to Plattsmouth. The officera are
said to have followed him to Omaha,
where they ' lost . the trail, but later
learned he was at Nehawka.
Residents of . Nehawka declare Moyet1
was not known to be near their town
until the detective and sheriff came and
got. him. They believe ,he came here
after, the crime was committed in tha
Iowa (own.' . ..' :
Charles Bates, atwhose home Moyer
was, taken ; Into custody, Is a son of
.Moyer ahd an adopted ron of Walker
Bate, a farliner. At the death of .Mover's
wife' twenty-five years ago Walker Bates
adopted Charles Moyer.
'Moyer is a brother of Mrs. J. B. Moore,
one of the victims of the ax murderer;
One of the first theories voiced following
the tragedy was' to the effect that Moyer
probably committed It to avenge himself
for quarrels ha had had with Moore and
his sister, v 1
VILLISCA. It., June 12.-(8p'eciaI.W
Mover's name was Injected Into the mur
der 'mystery here Tuesday afternoon
When Kd Scley, who was clerk In the
implement store owned by J. B. Moore,'
told a coroner's Jurf that J. B. Moore
once had told Selley that Sam Moyer,
Moore's brother-in-law, had threatened
to get even with Moore. X
( W. CI RatcHffe,-county attorney, ques-'
tloned relative of the Moores closely in
the , hope that something would warrant
the conneollea ef the -name ef Sam. Moyer
with the case,- lnW, A.' iJOmas,J. Y.
WJckersham and. RVlnlayson, Jury
men; questioned ' the witness closely on
thU ilOlllt , ' V , . ' i;
" Sam Moyer married a sister of Moore
ytitrs ago. According to the testimony he
deserted her and a family of several chil
dren after moving from here to Gretna.
Neb., three years ago. He was not heard
ot for a long tlme The Moore brother
provided for their Bister and her family,
Mrs. Moyer died and with her an Infant
child. , ; , '
Moore tared for Family.
After the death of Mrs. Moyer, Moyer
came to Villlsca. He was not welcomed,
according to the testimony. J B. Moore,
the oldest member In the family, was
leader, In caring for his sister's family.
He wrote letters to Moyer but got no
replies. About two weeks ago a daugh
ter of Moyer living here got a letter from
her father. He wanted a young son sent
to him. This wsa not done. '
Ross Moore, Fenwlck Moore, Harry
Moore and Mrs. Ross Moore testified
concerning Sam Moyer. They showed
that 111 feeling existed in the family.
The fact that a lamp was found at the
foot of the bed where the Stilllnger girls
slept and one also was found at the foot
of the Moore's bed was brought out at
the Inquest. , The officials here are in
clined to believe that the man who did
the killing here murdered Rollin and
Anna Hudson at Paola, Kan., last
Wednesday night. Lamps were left iu
similar positions there. ,
.No Clues at Vlllisoa.
Detectives and officers spent the morn
ing in consultations and are following
a number of clues, but nothing tangible
in the search for the murderer has de
A paper is being passed among the
citizens, pledging separate sums for tho
arrest and conviction of the murderer
within sis months and stating that in
ease the1 man is found dead $100 -will be
paid. The amount already pledged ia
JoCO. and the parties In charge say that
$1,000 will be secured by night.
music. A good piano
in a home is almost
as essential as necessary
furniture, because music
is a tonic, and inspires
good cheer and health.
New pianos may seem ex
pensive to you, but there ia
a way to get one at a rea
sonable price. Many dealers
and individuals are forced to
sell pianos at reduced prices.
Whether you wish to
sell or buy cheap, the
quickest way to, get into
touch with piano buyers
or sellers is through Bee
want ads. Try them for
a while and watch the
rapid results that come
to you. ;.
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