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VOL. XLII-XO. lo'J.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBEtt 12, 1912-FOUKTKKX PAUEK.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
SECRETARY GREY IS
NOT SO CERTAIN OP
WHAT IS TO HAPPEN
Ambassadors of Powers to kect in
London on Same Date as the
JUST AN INFORMAL GATHERING
All Noncommittal as to Why They
Are to Hold Their Meeting.
AGREED UPON THE DISCUSSION
If Formal Conference Comes, it is
Likely to Go Over to Paris.
SERVIA IS TO MAKE A DEMAND
Will limine fptiii n Port wn the
Ailrlntlr Sen In Order (lint the
Country Jl) lliic lis Ovrn
M unit I nit Oiitlrf.
not over-optl- ;
LONDON. Dee. 11. A
mlstlc view of the IntuntatlonRl situa
tion was expressed by Sir Edward Grey,
tho British foreign secretary, when he
formally announced In the lloUBe of
Commons this nftemoon that ambassa
dors of tho great powers would meet In
London simultaneously with the pleni
potentiaries of Turkey and of the Balkan
states, who are to discuss peace here.
Sir Edward defined tho object of the
ambassadors' (fathering an Informal and
noncommittal consultation, which Is, of
course, nn Indication that the European
powers are not yet suro that a solution
of nil the difficulties Is in sight.
Commenting upon tho European situa
tion the secretary for foreign affairs
"Hopes and anxieties have varied from
Jay to day and may continue for some
Mnio to vary. It Is difficult to say any
thing without causing undue pessimism
jr raising hopes which might subse
tucntly be disappointed. The relations be
tween the governments of the powers are
amicable, tho diplomatic situation Is fa
vorably and little anxiety lest some
mtoward or Unforeseen Incident occur."
t'onniiltnt Ion I Iiiformnl.
The consultations of the ambassadors
are to bo Informal and noncommittal.
This is, of course, an Indication that the
European powers are not yet sure that
a solution of all the difficulties is In
"On the other'hatid," Sir Edward con
tinued, ' "the fact that all the powers
luivo agreed to eonie to closer quarters
for discussion, may bo taken as an evi
dence that tliole Is no one among them
who believes such a tolutlon impossible
01 that an agreement Is not more prob-'
Mile than a deadlock.
"When .once the .conversations .-lt-,Xon-:
.Ion have bfjRunend tho representatives
jf tho powers arc In a, position to dlscusH
the questions around a table they will
be In closer touch and there should bo
Ys danger of any one's drifting apart
from the others and unforeseen points of
"Wo trust.thcreforc, that the conversa
tions of tl'.c ambassadors' will begin as
toon as possible."
Emphasizing that It Is the Intention of
the government to facilitate an exchange
3t views between the powers, especially
on points most directly affecting the In
terests of any of the great powers con
erncd. and that the conversations would
not constitute a conference. Sir Edward
:rey added "that should a formal eon
feience he found opportune, or necessary.
It would presumably meet In Paris, as.
the suggestion first emanated from Fre-
ulcr Polncare of France." i
Will Dciiiiind n Port.
PARIS, Dec. H.-Scrvla will insist on J
obtaining a port on the Adriatic sea, for
a maritime outlet is necessary to the
Hie add the future of Scrvfa, according
to ex-Premier Novakovitch, the principal
Servian peace plenipotentiary, who Is
now .on his way to London. Me mado
this declaration In an Interview with a
n correspondent of the Times, and added
that Servla was surprised at the enig
matic and disquieting attitude of Austria.
In spite of the menaces of Austria, he
continued, Servla was leaving Its troops
In the territory they had already con
llrferrlnir to the Interview he had Just
hud with Raymond Polncare. tho French ! tlle pePle of Idano Published In tho
premier. M. Novakovitch said: j Capital-News of Boise and that the pub-
I have tho conviction that the just ! sher and eoltor were cited for contempt,
claims of Servla will be firmly and efti-!T1,e report was ""omitted to tho attor
eiielnuslv sunnorted bv the Dowers be- for 1,10 Capital-News, an.L acting
longing to the triple entente-France,
'Jreut Britain and Rut-ila."
WEALTHY WOMAN IS
SENT TO PENITENTIARY
c'HEVENNE. Wyo,. Dec. H.-Maggie
Au I-Vance of Douglas, famed as the
wealthiest woman In Wyoming and noted
for her philanthropy, was convletod of
.'Mating the Mann "white slave'' act In j
.he federal ojuit hiio today und was j
sentenced tc ono eur at IeHVonworth
11 n.teiitlary. Kansujf, Ly Judge Rluer, 1
She was charged with transporting 1
Helen Ilourle and Jessie Hosier from
Fort Wayne, Ind., to Douglas, Wyo., for
"mnioral purposes '
At her first 'trial the Jury dlgisreed.
VI10 Jury found a verdict 'In hep second
rial within fifteen minutes.
Maggie ,u Franco, besides her estab
IMimont in Douglas, operates an uxten
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Taf t May Take the
at Yale Law School
WASHINGTON. Dec 11 President Taft
Is considering an offer of the Kent pro
fessorship at the Yale Law school. Tho
Place, which has been vacant for several
years and was last filled by Prof. Phelps,
at ono time American minister to Great
Britain, has been formally tendered to
Mr. Taft and he has talked over the
offer with his cabinet, but arrived at no
decision. Should he accept It, his rela
tion to Vale university would be much the
same a was former President Cleveland's
1 elation to Princeton, t
Mr. Taft Is considering this offer on
one side and his original plans to prac
tice law on the other. Pome of his friends
hero Incline to the belief that ho will
accept the Vale place, though they do not
expect he will make up his mind before
The president has had the offer to go
to YaJe under consideration for som?
time, lie is already n member of the
Yftle corporation and his desire to return
to New Haven has been weighed ignlnst
one to go back to Cincinnati, "hang out
his shingle." tale his oldest son, Hobert,
into ins oitice ana estnmisn a law prac
i tice in his home city.
Edward John Phelps, who last held the
Kent professorship, died In l;M. He waa
a distinguished lawyer and an active
democrat. Under President Fillmore Mr.
Phelps was appointed second comptrol
ler of the treasury and In 1SS? was presi
dent of the American Bar association. In
the same year he was the unsuccessful
democratic candidate for" governor of
Vermont, his home state. He was made
minister to Great Britain by President
Cleveland In 1883 and served until tho end
of that president's first term.
The Kent endowment ays $3,000 a year.
NJDWI HAVEN, Conn.. Dec. H.-Presl-dent
Hadley of Yalo did not deny today
there had been an informal conference
on the subject of President Taft accept
ing the Kent professorship of law'at Yale.
He did say, however, that the matter
had not been formally acted upon In any
Havens Testifies in
Coal Rate Hearing
at Kansas City
If AVSASI CITV tn n.,. II A T
n-n. i... . ..,i.. i !
Ing of the Kantaa City hearings of the
Interstate Commerce commlHslon of
charges of ovcrwclghlng on tho part of
the railroads, said tnat many tons of coal
were lost to Nebraska shippers through
a practice of railroads of "apexlug"
oaded coal cars at the mines. Much of !etratlon maMaged by labor unions In Phil
the coal thus heaped on cars he saltl. a(pphla us a protest against McNamarn's
never reached the shippers, although It jnrr,ti nn(1 tnat tBu(utea ,
was charged agalnBt them,
Others heard worn C G. Powell, weight
clerk of the Nebraska Hallway commls-'
M6it,t- and H.- Tr, noguelantt,' rata' "clerk "of
the KanHaa utllfKB"coTnmIasIon.
Among other witnesses called by the
government were -epresentatives of both ;
the freight and operating, departments of I
the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy, the
Chicago Great Western and the Kansas
City Southern railways, and shippers
from Sioux City. la.; Topeka, Kan., and
a half dozen other points In Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska.
The hearing Is being conducted by Ward
Prouty, examiner for tjie Interstate Com
merce commission, and J. T. Marchaud,
attorney for the commission, and will
continue several days.
Boise Paper Tells
Why it Suppressed
BOISE. IdaUo, Dec. 11 Headers of the
Capital-News, tho afternoon newspaper
here, did not see
the ' text of Colonel (
s at Chicago yesterday
..nn ,,r .i, i,i i, . J
concerning the action
premo court in citing the Capital-News I "10VcJ t0 Tennessee Simpson had In
for contempt of court. A full report of !d,UC011 n7 '""f1 he,r money cur- i
the colonel's speech denouncing the court
was In the Kfflce of the newspaper, but
only the introduction was printed with
! this 'addition:
j "The Associated Press report of Colonel
j Roosevelt's speech at this point contained
this further reference to tho above decl-
!slon' and t,,e fact t,iat 1 message to
u"on the,r. advlce tm,t Publication In j
! wouia ue a turiner ana aaaitionni
contempt, punishable by the supreme
Ins., nr iUt clniu n- 1 1 . 1 . 1 .
I law as ald down by that court, and act
l1" W" tl,elr Instruction the balance of
!the speech is herewith suppressed.
The rnqmlng paper, however, printed
the full report of Colonel Roosevelt's
MEMPHIS. Tenn Dec, ll.-Charged
with having knowledge of a plot to free
his brother, who was cn route from Sa
vannah, Ga to Omaha, in custody of
officers, Ernest Nolan was dismissed
from the Memphis detective force today.
Nolan's brother, Deggs. a ecu bed of nils
use of the inaia, was to be taken from
detectives in Memphis by the Holloway
gang of 'thieve, who were captured yes
terday, according to the charges.
FRANK PARKER OF OMAHA
GETS PARDON FROM PRISON
(Fiom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. ll.-(Speelal Telegram.)
Fionk Parker, sent-up from pmuha In )
1(07 for assault with r nine-year sentnnce
;agatnt nim. was touay given a unristii.es
i present by the board of pardons. Purkai
hua iieAii a. truitv for a great deal of the
time ho has been In the penitentiary and
was runner for Warden Delabuntv at
the time of his death. The pardon w.H
g.. Into effect Christmas morning u
orric'ai nr V ' prison is sei-King a pIuj i' t
1r-,U for Parker as r on as he lean,.
PAINTER DENIES ALL
Omaha Man Testifies.
Behalf in Dat
ADMITS WRIXTTO M'NAMARA
Newspaper Accounts of Two Explo
sions Sent to Indianapolis.
CLIPPINGS ONLY SENT AS NEWS
Promise to Be on Job Made by J. J.
Month Before Arrest.
NO INVESTIGATION BY PAINTER
Information na in l.nek of Poller
Protection Aliont Power House
(Slven In Letter to t'nlon
INDIANAPOLIS. Ito. ll.-Frank K
Painter of Omaha testified In the dyna
mite conspiracy trial today that sixty
days before an explosion In Omaha on
July 21, 1910, ho wrote to J. J. MoNaniara
that "there are no police within ten blocks
of the Job," and that soon after the ex
plosion he sent MeNiinura a newspapei
clipping giving an account of It.
After another explosion In Omaha on
March LM. 1911, six months after the Los
Angeles Times building was blown up,
he testified he sent another newspaper ac
count. "Knowing Uiat a man called J. B. Bryce
and others called Schmidt .and Caplan
were being sought on the Pacific tioast.
still that Omaha explosion caused yo'ti to
make no Investigation, and you sent the
clipping merely as a matter of news, did
you?" asked Mr. Miller.
"I did not know much about who was
being sought on the coast, and I did send
the clipping merely as news," said Pain
ter. Panter said that about thirty days be?
fore the last explosion ' MeNamara wrote
him: "YoU know you con't tell much in
letters, but J'dtt know If I can do any
thing" rNvlh be on the Job. MeNamara
was arrested the month after the last'
Kn-MTlrilirr of Guilt In Inline,
Inquiry as to whether-John J. McNa-
er his arrest and before he
leaded guilty to causing explosions was
known to be guilty by Piesldcnt Krupk
M. Ityan and other officials of the Iron
workers' union was pursued by the gov
ernment In Us crusH-c.xamlnatlon of de
fendants. Michael J. Cunnaiie of Philadelphia
teffHflefl lift t.ini.' nnit In a mil.ll a-r,nn-
riW.opO defense funds for the MeNamara
brokers, He also asserted he wrote HI
13 i'cNamgj after,. the. Jatr
was confined In Jail In Los Angeles. Cnl.
He said he was unable to recall the con
tents of thiR correspondence, but he. would
(Continued on PaBc Two.')
Heirs of Woman Dead
For Thirty Years 'Sue
Heirs of Her Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Dec. ll.-Stxteen
heirs of Jlrs. Jane Perkins, who died in
Unicoi coupty. Tennessee, thlrty-flvo
years ago, todav brought suit In the clr.
cult court hereto get poesexslon of the
2J,0CK) estate of Nathaniel P. Simpson,
a recluse, who died hero last December.)
The petition asserts that .Mrs. Perkins,
by thrift, accumulated $118,CO0 In Central
City, Colo.,' where she kept a boarding'
house for miners and had the prlvllcg"
of gathering waste gold from the slush
boxes at the mines. Nathaniel P. Simp-
json, a miner, boarded at her homo and
bccamo r business manager, In 187.1,
accompanied by Simpson. Mrs. Perkins
ties, and when alio died, tlle petition
states, he left there, taking all the valu
able papers with him, and for more than
thirty years Mrs. Perkins' heirs were un
uble to locate him. When they read In
the newspaper of the death of a Nathaniel
P. Simpson here, they began an Investi
gation and now claim he was the same,
man that acted as Mrs. Perktas' man-
Simpson's i-on, Henry
1? Kimnmin ' ,.f
11 Center. Kan. Is made defendant
Sidna Allen Given
35 Years' Sentence i
WYTHBVILLK. Va.. Dec ll.-Kldna
Allen, leader of the Hlll.iville gunmen
who shot up the Carroll county court and
killed five persons, was convicted today
nf Inmlnntnrv munalaiifflil.i. 11.. mam i
promise his punishment was fixed at
, thlrty-flve ycaiV Imprisonment. H wti
i ... . . . .
!d,ctmcnt for t,,e killing of Commonwealth
j Attorney Foster.
Heavy Fire Loss
in Village of 0ak
NELSON. Neb.. Dec. ll.-FIre last night
destroyed six buildings and tholr contents.
In the village of Oak. In .this county,
causing a loss of JOO.000. All wero bus!,
ness houses, well stocked, and the loss
In each was practically complete.
The National Capital
Wf iliirmlny, Derrnilier 11,
Met at noon.
Interstate Commerce commission to be
called to framn untl-tnist laws.
Omnibus claims bill taken up.
Mot at noon.
Ways' and moans committee annaunen
iditM fi.r tariff hmHnc
1 Nw Vrk bankers eontlnued to testify
" nine' nun lununiiiee.
jtln f e7onVmtttee
New Haven Invstlgatlnc hearings con
m . Sn Vktrtjrf ,
From the New Yock World.
DATES OF TARIFF HEARINGS
House Ways and Means Committee
Will Take Testimony.
SESSIONS BEGIN JANUARY SIXTH
Interested l'nrt lr Are !triurtcil tj
File Applications for Time niul
Brief nf Hln tenteut s They
AVUi .Slake. .
; . .'.I telXAiZjb-iifit-itf1
-VASinNQTOK'Dtje.' U.The' jshodulh
of'h4afffBs'ri'; jdrltt revision "wiib 'an
nounced by the house ways and meant
comtnhUe today as follows:
Bclledlile A-lhemicals, oils and paints.
Monday. January .6.
Schedule B Euiihs, fartliennie and
glassware, AVednosilpy, January 8.
Schedule C Mefals and manufactures,
rlday, January 10.
Schedule D Wood and mniiufactures
and schedule L. silk and silk goods. .Mon
day, Junuary 13.
, Schedule. K-Sugnr and manuffleturei.
:nn hedtile H, spirits, wines and othr
beverages. Wednesday, January 15.
i Schedule F-Tobaeeo and manufactures
lnn,) c''edule M, pulp, paper and books.
i KtMay. January 17.
provisions, Monday, January SO.
Schedule 1 Cotton manufactures,
Wednesday. 'January 22.
Schedule J Flax, hemp and Jute and
manufacture, Friday, January St.
Schedule K Wool and mamiLicUiies,
Monday, January 27.
Sohedule N Sundries, Wediietday. Janu
Free hist Administrative ffiituie and
miscellaneous. Friday, January 31.
ifirfiTiimin .irp iBiiiyrji, 4
A statement issuer! In- the 'rriituiilitfu I
gives these dlrectlonsHa.Vatl Intereste'.l .,
tariff revision legislatldn. Ifi tho-country
Persons desiring to he lizard should
apply to tho cleik of the committee 'pre-
vlous (o the dato set for the hearing, to
be nsilgned time on the program for that .
day. In making such application tho foj-
lowing Information should ba given:
i Namf, Pf'rmaiient 'address, temliorarv
' addrens In ' WaShliiRton, pciTon. firm, or
1 corporation replanted: paragraphs of
the act concerning wjileh test'.mopy will
be given; brief attitude to revision of
tariff and tho amount of time dlulred, -
In addition to this the person Intending
to klvt testimony should forward In .ml.
'lOnA If. tYlA I 1. - r . . n 1 . nf I . . I 1. .. t
and off any documents he deslreV to file
with the committee, .
The action of the - ways and .means
committee was unanimous, tho republi
cans piesent voting with the democrats
! Llufi'!'8,,. i"""""" ",,P',M,"r wr
' . . ...
There ws no agreement on the form of
the revision legislation proposed.
SUCCESSFUL DEBATERS ARE
EGGED AT EL0RAD0. KANSAS
ELDORADO, Kan.. Dec. 11. Tho prlu
clpal of th Leon (Kan.) school' and thlr-tl'-flve
of his pupils were egged while
they were on the way home from thc
tnwn after winning a dobato with the
Eldorado school last night. Detective
were employed today to learn Who threw
the eggs. Only two persons out of thc
party of thlrty-flvo etcaped being hit
with eggs. A bitter feeling has existed
between the two towns since last summer,
when Eldorado youths who ware calling
on Leon girls were attacked bv lon
SIX FIREMEN RESCUED
BY THEIR COMRADES
CHICAGO. Dec. H.-Slx firemen fight
ing a blase on the third floor of the meill
chie factory of the J. H. -Sehouer company
at Si Weill Klmle street were overcome
by the (Umes of chemicals today Com-
lades rushed to tholr retci and inrrled ,
them down a fire escape. Tho loss on the
building was small
The White Crusader
in Heart of Business
District of Cincinnati
CINCUKNATr. O . Dee. ll.-Fiivmfn
wero today still playing water on the
smouldering ruins of the Ulbson hotel, tho
Itendlgs-Lothmnnn department store.
W. L. Douglas Shoo company and the
upper trjt atorles of,, thu seveJUean-Htpiy
Ty' it flrif which' started, at-about-S o'clock
Tho flro menaced the heart of Clncin.
nail's downtown district n till louses estl
mater at from fSj,0M to ll.MO.G) wero
Scores of persons wet Imperiled, hut
heiolc work by volunteer rescuers suved
them. l''orty-flve scrubwomen wero In
the Union Trust building when tho flro
started and a score of these wero pris
oners of tho flames until roscued by el?
vator men, who ran the elevators through
tho flro and smoke. All guests of tho Olli
son hotel are believed to have escaped.
The fire was dlscoeriil In the falhc
work of the new portion of the Olbson
hotel In tho rear of the building, whtnh
had been partially torn down to permit of
reconstruction. A workman's toich or
neglected bonfire used to warm laborers
Is believed to have been the cause.
The flro spiead with lemuikable rapidity
and In a few minutes' attacked the wooden
wrII built along the buck of the Olbson
hotel proper. From there Is spread to, (lie
Keiidlggs-Lotlimunn building nnd then
to the Union Trust building and adjoining
stores. The Olbson house management
estimates Its los at UVt.n); Rendlgs
Ijothmonu tlOri.ujO; Douglas Shoe company
$25.W0; Missouri Pacific railroad office
$18,000: Union Trust building ll1,0i. The
''"tenta of numerous orrlees in the Union
Tns' blllldl"P dcatruyed and this.
l0HS fni,y l,r"1g thc dn'"n"" '"' Q l..0O0.
jcniiTueom dmiimi nattai
SOUTHERN PANAMA CANAL
CONFERENCE IS FORMED
ATLANTA, lla.. lee. II. -"Thu South
rn Panama Canal conference" was or
ganized. hero tcxliu bv southern busluoas
luen In preparation of tho opening of the
waturway. Wllmur-L: .Moore, president of
tho Atluuta Chamber of Commerce! waa
chosen piesldent and an exeoutlve com
mltteo of eight selected. - Commercial
bodies. Individuals, and firms and corpora
tions1 may Join the conference. whlch lias
for It object the development of trade
with Central and South American coun
TI.e conferenie considered a resolution
favoring ship subsidy and' discussed the
relation of merchant marine to tho cniiul:
JUDGE BOOTH WILL
HEAD COURT -OF CLAIMS
WASHINGTON, Dec. . 11. President
Taft expects to end to the senate eui ly
the nominations of Judge
Kenton W. Booth of tho court of alalms
as chief justice, succeeding Stanton 'j.
Peello.- who will retire. The vacancy
caiued by the elevation of Judge Booth
will be filled by the appolntmuut ot Henry
S. Houtell, American inlnlfter to Switzer
land When a crook is caught
with the goods, he natural
ly turns to his pals for as
sistance. This, perhaps, explains
why the Omaha World
Herald yesterday editor
ially rushed to the defense .
of the swindler whose
game is exposed by The
CHARLES MORLEY TESTIFIES
Surviving Convict Tells Briggs Jury
of Fight with Posse.
BLUNT FELL AT SECOND SHOT
Snyn (lie llnllet Cnl lluttnn from llln
('nn I-Di-iiIi-h Tlirentenlnw lllmit
If the t'niivfrt" Were
WAIIOO, Neb,. Dec. U.-(SpecIal TCle-gium.l-Charlos
Morley, surviving mem
her of tho band of convicts which
escaped fiom the Nehrnski penitentiary,
was placed on the stand this morning
when tho trial of John II. llrlggs. chief
of police of South Onuilio. charged with
killing Roy lllunt wo resumed.
Morley told tho story from the limn of
at riving nt the lllunt homo until the final
hui render. He said ho had a cup of
coffee and a sandwich at the lllunt home, j
but thought that neuner uray or nowu
had anything to at.
When firing begnn lllunt fell on the
second shot, the bullet cutting Morley's
coat. A tall man took his gun from him.
hut ho could not say who It waa. On
cross-exunilnutlon he sold he had been
convicted of felony twice In Nebraska
and once Ini another state. Ho had
known Dowd and Oray since his Incar
ceration at thc penitentiary, which waa
about two months. The convicts carried
two' shotguns nnd two forty-flvo-cullhcr
Dili mil Threaten lllunt.
Morley denied; that-they had told Blunt
that they wolild kill him If they were
fired ujMin by the possnand sRld he did
iiot hear a command from" the offlcera to
mirrender at the time tho shooting began.
Morley was accompanied from IlncoIn
by Warden Mellck and Ouard Dennis
CaVan'augli. Ho' was sent' up originally
from Douglas county over a year ago on
Iho charge of daylight robbery, receiving
a sentence of twelve years. He was con
victed of holdlug up and robbing tho
pioprletor of a drug store at Fortieth and
He Wai given a' life sentence for the
murder of'Wnnlen Delahunty of the state
I Coroner V. A. Mathews exhibited the
bullet that killed Shorty Oray and de
scribed the wound.' This was done to
show romiiarlsonii "of tho size of the
Wound that' killed Blunt.
Mm. lllunt. Teatlf Ira. '
Mrs. Roy Blunt gave her age as 18 and
that of her husband as fi. She said the
convicts nsked' for food, which' she pre
pared, and she Immediately left for her
(atlier's home. The defense did not cross,
examine Mrs. Blunt.
' The defendant's wltnes.es will be placed I
0n tho stand this afternoon.
Thirteen witnesses were examined yes-
terday and their stories wero very much
I 8Hmfi ai" lo ci'piion in young
i "lunt a"d .par,J' nn1 "ln rl co,"-
I "" '"' iie.
I'rrrv mun'i urn ivuitt'l i-tiscoii. les-
lifled they nw llrlggs fire the first shot.
BANDITS ROB FREIGHT
CAR INJ0LED0 YARDS
; TOLKDU. Dec. 11 - With drawn revol-
ver. Iwudlts held op a switching crew
. near thu police Mutton today. They coin.
I polled the engineer to detach and run
! tho locomotive to a dlstuiil part of tho
jurds, where five men looted freight cura,
stealing cigars and merchandise valued
'MANY ANIMALS ATTEND
WEDDING IN NEW YORK
, NEW YORK, Dec. 11- Eighteen foxoa.
thlrt-oiie Wolfs, four Bulls. three
' Cranee, two l.wmiu. and mc Duck wero
present at the wedding In Brooklyn last
nlKlit ot Mis ll!rdle Wolf and Mount
Fox The couple will go to Lyons. N Y .
f. r their noli' vnioc'ii.
SOLD, BUT ONLY FEW
Money Trust Committee Begins In
quiry Into Methods of .Wall
Street Stock Exchange.
EXPERT PRESENTS FIGURES
Many Issues Arc Turned Over Eight
i Times Each Year.
1 READING TAKES THE LEAL
Entire Capitalization iB Sold Thirty
IFREW CONCLUDES STATEMENT
President of York Clearing; As
HiH'tHtloi, ;lvca riiriirm on U
pen hp nf C'ollretliiK Oiit-nf-Tim
WASHINGTON, Dee. U.-Operntlons on
the New York Stock exchange were de
tailed to tho house money trust Investi
gating committee todiy by Uiwrence W.
Kcudder. accountant for the committee,
who produced elaborato statistics to show
tho operations In fourteen active stocks
Samuel Untorinyor, counsel for the com
mittee, led Mr. Scuddcr through nn exam
ination, tho object of which wifs to phow
Unit of millions of shares of stock traded
In upon tlie stock exchango only n. small
percentage wn actually transferred. With
that object III view tho witness presented
tablea and figures to shov that tho entire
capital stock of oino concerns had been
turned over eight or ten times a year,
whllo about S ier emit of thc sales gen
erally wero bona fide transfers.
Freiv KvnlnliiM Cluirucs.
The committee has concluded Us In
vestlgatlon of the clearing house situation,
Counsel I'ntrrmyer iinnouiiQed. W F
Frew and F. K. Lister of tho New York
clearing house explained u report on ex
change, chnrges for out-of-town checkn
niudo by the Inland exchango committee
or tho clearing house.
Mr. Frow put Into tho record n report
by tho committee on Inland cxclmngo of
tho clearing house, showing the cost ot
and tho charge for making out-of-town
collections during 1111.
Tho report showwl n profit to the banks
on audi collection charges of Stf.OiW fir the
year. It showed total charges for colic -Hons
as J,r.t0.r-l and the cost of making
collections na ll.Kii.lfc:.
In addition to tho cost of collection, the
report also charged M),GGI.78 for slmro of
lent, postage, salaries, etc., and J'iW,tW as
10SH of Interest. ' ,
- llefuaeN to CrllloUe Vmulerlli.
Mr. Untcrmycr confronted the wltni.n
with n letter from Frank A. Vanderllp,
tho Now York banker, declaring that the
banks suffered a loss of about SiOOO.tW .i
your on out-of-town collections M
Frow declared ho "did not wish lo crltl
clso" Mr. Vanderllp.
Mr. Untcrinyer was eager to discover
what Mr. Frew know about tho utttluda
of New York banks towards demands of
out-of-town depositors for their money
during tlwi 1907 panic. Mr. Frew denied
emphatically that ho over know of tho
New York banks refusing to allow thu
country banks to withdraw their funds.
With tho conclusion of Mr. I rcw a testi
mony. Mr. Untcrmycr put Into tho record
tho bylaws and constitution of tho Chi
cago clearing houses.
StucU Kicliniiwea TnUen Cn.
"Wo will now proceed with tho stock
exchanges," ho announced.
Inwrenco W. Scudder, a publlo ac
countant in New York City who prepared
tables ot all transactions In certain stocks
of the Now York Stock exchango at thu
request of tho committee produced tables
and diagrams wlilch ha said allowed thp
number of shares ofvBtock listed, tha
number of shares sold on tho stock ex
chango; tho high and low prices and tho
number of shares of stock really trans
ferred on the books of tho company for
tho following concorns. $
United States Steel corporation, Read
ing, Erlo rnllroad, Rock Island rnllroail.
Consolidated Gas. Union Pacific. Hocking,
American Can. American Smelting, Amal
gamated Copper, Colorado Fuel and Iron,
Brooklyn Rapid Trnnsit, California Petro
leum and Mexican Petroloum,
Tha tables cqveretl the porlod from 1906
to date. On an average, Mr. Soudder
said, tho entire capital stock of Reading
was Fold S0.9 times a year.
Mr. Scudder Bald that the brokers'
commlsslonH In transactions In Reading
(Continued on Page Two.)
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