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VOL. XLII NO .248.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1913-TWELVE PAGES.
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NAME OF EX-SENATOR
GEQRGE TURNER IS IN
FROST CASE LETTER
it Indicates that Off ioial May Have
Aided ik Keeping Evidence
SUBPOENA ISSUED FOR HIM
Judge Landis Wants Him to Explain
MAY KEEP WITNESS IN CANADA
letter Says Cipher Telegram Ad
vises This Course.
PATRICK MULLEN SENT FOR
Government Charges that Former
Investigator Concealed Certain
Facta After lie Hud 1I-'
CHICAGO, April 2. Federal Judge
Landis, hearing the case of Albert C.
Frost and four others churgud with
Alaskan land frauds, today ordered
subpoenas Issued for George Turner,
formerly United States senator Irom
Washington, and for.Patilck M. Mullen.
The latter has testified ulready, but
Turner la wonted aa a witness because
of Frost having testified to being guided
to some extent by the advlco of Turner
as to the method of acquiring Altibka
Judge Landis' action followed the read
ing today of a letter by the government
in which It appeared Mr. Turner, had
Jbeen Instrumental In preventing certain
evidence from coming before the federal
court In Beattle, Wash!, which In 1311
was Investigating the alleged land fruudu.
Text of Letter.
The letter, which was written to Mr.
Frost by H. S. Osier, member of the
firm of McCarthy, Osier, Hosktn & Har
court, attorneys of Toronto, was dated
January 9, 1911, and read:
"Dear Frost: I have Just had a con
versation with Osborne, who ho.. seen
Boland and as the matter Is one In
which a letter ought not to be pro
duced, he suggests that It Is better that
I should write you, so the letter might
"Boland Is Informed from Turner's of
fice by cipher telegrams today that the
charges against yourself, Watson and Lab
eree may be filed by a grand jury and that
he had better keep him on this side of
the line If possible.
"Boland suggested that If you know
Stewart's address you should probably
send him such a communication as you
think wise under the circumstances.
"We suppose hero that having regard
to .Turner's former negotiations . with
you "upon this subject on .behalf. of
Laberee, lie had probably communicated
with you direct, and In case he ha not
done to there may be some foundation
for the report."
Chance ARaliiNt Mullen.
, According to the government Mullen,
while employed by the government" to
protect Us Interests, was actually Inter
esting himself In behalf of Frost and
concealing certain facts from the gov
ernment. Mullen denied this charge when
he was on tho witness stand here.
QUAKER CITY GRAFTERS
ARE SENT TO PRISON
PHILADELPHIA, April 2.-Henry
Clay, former director of the department
oft public safety, and Colonel John It.
Wiggins and Wlllard II. Wall, heads pt
the Wiggins Construction company, build
ing contractors, were today sentenced
to serve not less than eighteen months
nor nioro than two years' Imprisonment
for conspiring to defraud tho city.
Clay held office for four years, ending
December, 1911, and It was testified that
soon after ;io took chargo of the depart
ment fraudulent and bogus contracts
were mode with the Wiggins company
Involving large Bums. Tlepairs to the city
hall and tho construction of police sta
tions, ftro housw and public bathing'
places made up the work done, and gross
fraud In every Instance was charged.
DAKOTA EXPRESS COMPANIES
LOSE SUIT OVER TAXES
SIOUX FALLS, S. IX, April 2.-A de
cision In favor of the state pf South Da
kota In cases of the Wells-Fargo and
American Express companies was ren
dered today by Judge Elliott of the
United States court.. The express com
panies Instituted actions to prevent tho
state collecting taxes for 1910 assessed
against express companies, contending
that the law was unconstitutional.
Under the decision of Judge Elliott the
Wells-Fargo company will be required to
pay defaulted taxes amounting to $9,tti
and the American Express company $7,031.
OSBORNE SLATED FOR
WASHINGTON April 2,-Former
Governor Osborne of Wyoming, it was
stated at tho White House today, was
most likely to be selected as first assist
ant secretary pf state. He has been
' under consideration for aome tlmo vich
others whose names have not been tUs
closed. Information today was that Mr.
Qsborne was foremost In the president's
' Farm nnlldlnirs Iluru.
BEAVER CITV, Neb., April Z.-(Spectal
Telegram.) The farm .buildings of Robert
Harman were destroyed by fire last even
ing the firs being set by a spark from a
Burlington locomotive. Mr. Harman was
away from home and the neighbors savH
bis house and granary. He had no insurance.
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Debris from Omaha
Storm Found Near
Magnolia and Logan
LOGAN, la,, April J.-(8pcelal.)-8eveh-ty-flvo
or more neighbors and friends
cleared tip the wreckage at tho Lee Hop
per houso site Monday. A force of men
also went to the Jones' place and another
to the Cavenaugh farm anil cleared up
the wreckage. All of the broken limbs
of trees and all parts ot tho houses too
badly broken to be used for building
purposes were cut up for flro wood atid
Over $50 wus ratsed by subscription for
Lee Hopper and HO' for Eddlo lonns.
Residents of Logan .and Its vicinity con
tributed (211 for Leo Hopper.
Beginning at a point on tho rigcon
creek southeast of Bccbce town the path
ot the Eastern tornado Is strewn with
debris brought from Omaha. In oddl
tlon to shingles and lath, two women
have ostrich plumes, a gas book register,
a pair, of trousers, a woman's Jacket,
ono silk dress pattern,- cut out; a nice
dress trimmed In lace and pieces of mat
ting have been found.
A watch In a vest, or attached to a
vest; also a piano leg, a pleco of tho roof
of a house, lath and shingles have been
found near Maguulla, and a rug and
pieces of carpeting near California Junc
tion. Broken and wholo lath are now
to bo found on the Clay Hurd form four
miles northwest of Logan.
United States WiU
of China at Once
WASHINGTON, April 2.-The United
States government has decldod to recog
nise tho Chinese republic. Secretary
Bryan conferred with President Wilson
for nearly an hour today at tho White
house completing the details.
A note Is being prepared at tho State
department 'to be .addressed to China
through tho Chlncso minister here.
Whether it will be presented befjre the
meeting of the constituent asssmbly nejtt
Tuesday or Is Intended to reach tho Chi
nese government on that date has not
been disclosed, but the mere, presentation
of tho note to the Chinese minister ana
resumption of formal International rela
tions with tho Chinese minister are rs
garded In diplomatic circles as tanta
mount to recognition. .The United States
government Is anxious to show its friends
llness toward China, and althougn there
have been rumors that other nations
might rccognlzo China before tho United
States does, It was believed In official
circles here that the United States woulfl
be found first to show faith In the new
No formal announcement Is expected
from the administration until the Chinese
government Is In receipt of tho American
I government's' note.
Lovett Talks of Visit
to -Attorney General
NEW YORK, April 2. Robert S. Lovett,
chairman of the Union Pacific Railway
company, issued a brief statement today
concluding his visit to Attorney General
McReynolds at Washington In conect'en'
with tho Union Pacific-Southern Pacific
"I xent over this matter with the at
torney general In Us various aspects '
said Mr. Lovett, ''putting him in full poi
sesslon ot all the facts and details.
"It is perhaps too much to say that any
definite plan was submitted. The chkt
point at Issue Is the disposal of tbo lliiti,
C00.000 Southern Pacific stojft owned by
Union Pacific. Whether o7not an ex
tension of time will be asked to dlspod
of these holdings depends largely upon
restrictions now prevailing. I hope to
hear from the attorney general witnln a
Judgo Lovett said the attitude of the
present administration differs in no par
ticular from the preceding one o far s
It affects Union Pacific-Southern PaclPo
matters. The attorney general, accord
ing to Judge Lovett, wants the mattor
worked out in a fair way. The Depart
ment of Justice Is Insistent that control
of Southern Pacific by Union Pacific be
Trunk Explodes 9-nd
CHICAGO, April 2.-George Kelly, 22
years old, a baggage man employed by
the Illinois Central railroad, was severely
burned today when a trunk, apparently
filled with explosives, exploded In the
baggage room. Samuel Salvatore, 80
years old, Is said to have been arrested
when he called to claim the trunk. Al
though the police deny knowledge of the
affair, they are said to have the man
locked up at an outlying station.
WIFE OF MILLIONAIRE
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.. April 2,-Wal-ter
Hobart, millionaire polo player and
clubman, was divorced yesterday from
his wife, formerly Miss Hannah Will
lams, on charges preferred by her cf
cruelty, Intemperance, abusive language
and Infidelity. He did not defend the
suit. An Interlocutory decree and the
custody of the three children, Hannah,
Ruth and Walter, of whom the eldest is
14 years and the youngest 9 years, wrrn
awarded to Mrs. Hobart.
SAYS INSURANCE MEN
TOPEKA, Kan.. April S.-I. S. Lewis,
state insurance commissioner. In a for
mal statement to the fire Insurance com
panies doing business In Kansas, today
warned them that they had encouraged
Incendiaries by their policy pf getting nil
the business possible without ''regard to
the value of the property insured.
Ways and Means Committee Holds
Meeting to Confer with
SUGAR TARIFF BECOMES "ACUTE
President Giving Careful Attention
to Sugar Tariff Opposition.
SENDS FOR COL. ROBERT EWING
Exeoutive Tells Callers that He Has
Not Made Up Mind.
SENATORS WILL CALL TONIGHT
Underwood Lnys tie fore Committee
Result of Recent Conversation
with President at White
WASHINGTON, April 2.-PrcsIdent Wll-
son s uttltudo toward features of tho new
tariff bill wus the subject of a conference
today by the democratlo members of nj
houso ways and means committee. Chair
man Underwood laid before the commit",
teo the results ot his talk with the presi
dent last night, during which the chief
oxecutlve Urged several changes In tho
rates proposed by tho ways and menns
The sugar tariff Isuue has become more
acute as the result of reports today ;hat
the president nnd Mr, Underwood prac
tically had agreed unon removal of nil
duties from sugar with a provision that
such cahnge would not tako effect imme
diately, but that sugar growers wo'ild
havo nn opportunity to rendlunt thnm.
selvves to tho changed .conditions.
Calls Lnnlntnnn. Democrat.
That the president Is giving careful at
tention to the views of those who oppose
free sugar was Indicated today when he
sent for Colonel Robert Ewlmr, demo
cratic national committeeman
Ioulslana. Mr. Ewtng declined to dis
cuss his, visit, but It is expected the
president endeavored to suggest a. com
promise arrangement so that vhen tho
tariff bill reached the senate Itn Fiicar
provision would not be opposed there.
ine president' told saverai of his ealler.
that ho had not made up his mind about
me income tax rates, He said it would
be Impossible to determine this until
there had been an agreement uDon thn
tariff rates, as not until then would it
be known Just how much revenue woul'l
The tariff will be discussed tnnlirht n
tho White House between the prsldent
ona Senators Simmons, Stone and Hoke
Smith of the finance committee.
Effort to Lift
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. ADril 2. (SDScIrI.1 It.mirri.
less of Hhe fact that a great majority of
mu House memoers are tired of being
naKcea arounci by representatives of the
Omaha Water board on the bill to create
a water district out of Omaha and tho
neighboring towns, a bill to all lntenta
and purposes dead Insofar as a majority
Is concerned, an effort was made and
considerable time spent In trying to get
the bill before tho house today.
Out of a committee of fifteen, repre.
sentlng every district in the state, only
three members favored taking up the
time of the house with the,' measure.
These members were Hoffmelstev ot
Chase, who made the motion to raise
the bill; Hardin of Harlln, who seconded
the motion, and Norton of Polk, who
spouted for it. Not one of them has
any Interest In affairs at Omaha.
AURORA, Neb,, April 2t(Speclal.)
Only one tlckot being In the field, the
following named officials for the coming
municipal year were elected: Mayor, R,
R. Chapman;' clerk, J. F. Cole; treas
urer, A. E. Houscr; engineer, A. W.
Downey; councllmen, First ward, Andrew
Grosshans; Second ward, Elmer Olson;
Third ward, O. M. Newman. Members
of the school .board elected are John
Work' and O. Cunnarson. The question
of saloons has not entered Into city poll
tics for a number of years, as the settled
policy of the town Is dry.
ELM CREEK, Neb.. April 2. (Special
Telegram.) One of the heaviest votes
known here was polled yesterday. The
principal questions were whether licenses
be granted saloons and pool halls. The
result: For licenses to saloons, ;
against, 90; for pool halls, 45; against, 82.
This Is the first time for the last fifteen
to twenty years Elm Creek has been with
out a pool hall.
BRAD8HAW. Neb., April 2.-(Speclal.)-The
members of the old town board were
re-elected Tuesday by a large majority,
which means that no molestation of the
pool hall for another year, at least. Tho
town remains dry.
ST EDWARD, Neb.. April 2.-(8peclal.)
Two members of the village board were
elected on the citlsen'a municipal party
ticket; there being only two to elect thU
year. The license was not changed,
going dry by seven votes.
WAHOO, Neb., April 1 (Special.)
Liquor license and Sunday base ball car
ried the day. There was a snuUI vote
out. For license, 235; against, W. For
base' ball, 232; against. 177. Last year
the liquor vote was 238 for and 218
against. The following officers were
elected: James Kearney, mayor; George
Loder, clerk; Charles Swanson, treas
urer; George Temple, engineer; J. J.
Johnson and Ed Lehmkuhl for members
of school board; councllmen. for First
ward, Frank Vyblral; Second ward. G.
W. Walter, and Third ward,' Oscar Han
Vrr.tW JV-IA ilZ.S?cs.
Drawn for Tho Bee by Powell.
KEGKLEY RESOLUTION PASSES
Directs Railroad Commission to
Make New Rates.
WOULD STOP JOBBING RATES
Introducer Alleges Some Communi
ties Are Belli nullt Up at the
ICxpense of Others Wants
LINCOLN,..AprU 2.r-(Specal. Telegram-)
The house this mprnlng adopted ft reno.
lution. Introduced by .Kockley of Tor
directing the State' Railway commission
to establish a schedule of railroad rates
in this slate based on distance And jus
tice only. In his speech Keclcley said
some communities were being bunt up
at the expense of other towns by reason
of Jobbing rates. Mockett and others
argued that the house hud no nutnorlt
to direct the railway commission to do
anything, but the democratlo malorltv
thought otherwise and the resolution car
ried. The house also went on record as being
opposed to shooting .over the heads of
committees. Yates endeavored to havo
this compensation bill raised after it had
been killed by the judiciary committed.
The motion was lost.
FIX NORMAL SCHOOL LEVY
Committee Affrees nn 85 Per Cent of
Bflll for This I'lirpoNe.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 2.-8peclal Telegram.)
The conference committee of both
houses appointed to get together on House
Roll Np. 637, a bill to provide for a levy
for the support of state normal schools,
got together today and agreed on 86 per
cent of I mill levy. The house bill pro
vided for three-fourths o a mill, but the
senate raised It to 1 mill. The houso re
fused to concur In the senate raise and
the committee was appointed.
When the senate adjourned this nfter
noon to listen to an address by Senator
George W. Norrls It agreed not to meet
again until tomorrow morning. Henator
Kemp explained that the ways and means
committee and one other committee weru
overloaded with bills and It would ne
cessitate working all the afternoon and
evening to get the reported.
Stebblns' Measure Cutting Itnte on
State Telegrams Favored.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 2. (Special.) Tho
senate passed ten bills this morning and
then went Into committee of the wholo
for the consideration of Sounder's bUl
(Continued on Page Four.)
In this great calamity every
citizen of Omaha la urged to con
tribute liberally to the relief fund.
Tho total loss run into tho mil
lions and much money Is needed
to relieve and provldo for those
who havo lost everything.
Outsldo aid Is not solicited, but
generous contributions have been
gratefully accepted. The commit
teo will receive all donations.
The Ruling Spirit
'l Jfurrer ! Cl
i x 'i
give my pennies ?
Appears as Her
LONDON. April 2.-Mr. Emmcllno
Pankhurst. from the prisoners' enclosure
at tho Old Baltcy court house today
pleaded "not guilty" to the chargo of
having "counselled others to place, fel
oniously and maliciously, certain gun
powder and other explosive substances
with Iptent thereby to damage" David
Lloyd eGorge's country house at Walton
The suffragette leader, frail looking arid
pale, found the court room crowded with
women wearing the suffragette colors.
She talked composedly to Sir Charles
Montague Lush, the judge, and an
nounced, "I will defend myself." A table
was assigned to her for her papers.
Archibald It. Bodkin, counsel for the
treasury, had not proceeded far with his
opening of tho case when Mrs. Pankhurst
Interposed with the objection:
"I ' do not mind counsel Introducing
reports of my speeches made by journa
lists, but I object to police reports. They
are grossly Inaccurate, very Ignorant und
ungrammatlcat, and convey an abso
lutely wrong impression of what I said."
The Judge soothed her by promising
that she would have opportunity later
to correct them.
Mr. Bodkin's speech closely followed
the arguments used during the prelimi
nary hearing In the police court. He
said It was not suggested that Mrs.
Pankhurst was present at tho time the
bomb was placed in Lloyd George's
house, but the prosecution charges that
she wos an accessory before the fact.
CHISHOLM, Minn., April 2,-Mrs. John
Fontana was murdered with an axe last
night at her home in this city. Her hus
band has disappeared.
There were no witnesses to the tragedy.
When the woman's body was found, she
had apparently been dead for some time.
A year-old-baby was found crying on a
nearby cot. An axe was found on the
floor, and a wound in the back of Mrs.
Fontana's head indicated the cause of
Fontana was arrested last week on a
charge of boating his wife, but was re
leased by the court on his promise to re
form. This was the second time he had
been Jailed for abusing his wife. The
woman did not complain against him,
however, at those trials. Fontana Is an
Italian about 33 years old. The woman
Is 30 years old.
LONDON MAKES CRUSADE
AGAINST WOMEN'S VEILS
LONDON, April 2,-Women who con
stantly wear veils suffer In time from
deterioration of the features. This was
the statement made yesterdav tv nir
John Cockburn. Md., speakjng at tin
jioyai aaniiary institute.
Sir John said he wanted to make a
crusade against women's veils. Nothing
was more beautiful than the human fao
devlne, while veils had awful spots msk-
ing women look as If they hod black eyes
Sunday Base Ball
III III 4P
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BRIEF RESPITE FOR CAIRO
Crest of Wabar'n River Flood Passes
WORST IS YET TO COME
Crest of Ohio Flood, Which Has
Passed Louisville, Is Expected In
a Day or Two Whisky
CAIRO, 111., April 2,-Calro had a little
respite from Its flood scarp, due to die
fact that Ohio waters were at a stand
still' from midnight.
The reading at that hour was M and It
anything tho gaugo showed a little less
at 7 oclock today. The reller, however,
will only bo temporary. It Is said, as
engineers gave as tho cause the passing
of the crest In the Wabash high water.
The crest of the Ohio river flood waters
Is still to come and it Is expected that
before tonight the gauge readings will
bo again In tho ascendancy.
Another causo for tho standstill was
said to be due to the vast volume of
water now flowing Into the lowlands ot
tho drainage district. It was reported
that the water Is flowing over the Big
Four tracks In that section for a dis
tance of three-fourths of a mile.
Thoso who are looking out for the re
inforcement of the levees did not allow
work to abate, oven though tho rise had
stopped.. Train service Into tho city had
net been resumed early tdday, Only
work trains enma In and the sand hauled
on these was rapidly placed on tho levees
by a big forco of workmen.
Hope Is held out that tho waters may
continue to recede today In order that
the city may be better prepared for the
high water which is coming.
Conditions In the drainage section were
at a standstill. All business was aban
doned and it was said by tonight tho
great area would be under at least
twelve feet of water.
Falling at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, O., April 2,-After re
maining stationary nearly twenty-four
hours, tho Ohio river began falling here
today, The indications are that it .7111
continue to fall slowly, and that the
end ot the flood Is In sight.
AVhlnky Warehouse Collapses.
LOUISVILLE, April 2.-A large ware
house of the Rugby Distillery company,
In the western end of the city, weak
ened by flood waters, collapsed late, last
night, releasing to the river about 5,000
barrels of whiskey, valued at a quarter
of a million dollars.
The threatened collapse of weakened
bulldlngB was the only source of anxiety
today us the crest of the flood passed
Louisville with a gauge slightly more
than 45 feat.
River points continued to experience
rising water. Paducah, with water stand
ing more than two feet deep In the
lower section of the city, faced the men
ace of a useless lighting plant. Hender
son and Owensboro, safe from flood
damage themselves, were taxed with tho
care ot hourly Increasing refugees. ,
At Wlckllffe, where are gathered more
than 2,000 refugees from Hickman, Cairo
and Columbus, the shelter situation was
CATHAWAY WILL HEAD
BUREAU FOR INDIANS
WASHINGTON, April 2Although
Fuller A. Cathaway, mill owner of La
Grange, Oa., hus been selected for com
missioner of Indian affairs, no offlaal
announcement of the appointment is ex
pected for several days. Then the names
ot the new commissioner ot the general
land office and first assistant secretary
ot the interior will be announced.
CITIES OF THE STATE
VOTE UPON LICENSE;
T SUNDAY BALL
More Changes to Dry Column Reg
istercd Than to the Wet in
FRIEND AND HARVARD WEI
Former City Changes Over After
KEARNEY ELECTS MR. KNAGGS
Mayor Chosen on Platform of Not
CITIES LIKE BALL GAMES
Scarcely Totii In State Where
UueMlon Is Submitted that Docs
Not Vote In I'nvor of Gaines
on Snulmth l)ny.
B sll wood
Municipal elections were held In No
braska cities and towns yesterday.
License was the principal Issue. Alma,
Arlington, Auburn, Greeley Center,
Habron, Ord, Comstock and Su Paul
changed from wet to dry; Harvard and
Upland changed from do to wet Sun
day base ball carried In nearly nverj
town where It was an Issue. Falls City
voted 105,000 In bonds tor a now school
house. University Place voted W.000 for
a new city hall. Proposed par'c bond It
sue at Kearney was defeated.
Notes from llcutrloe,
BEATRICE. Neb., April l.-(tipecial l
Mr. and Mrs. Adam McMullen and Mrs
Greenwood returned to their home at
Wymoro yesterday from a trip around
the world. They havi been none six
Company C arrived home last cvenhw
from Omaha where it has been dolnj
duty for the last week, guarding the
property of the storm sufferers, They
brought home with them "Old Tornado,"
a big black rooster which they picked ur
In the puth of the storm and which
they will use a their muscot.
PONCA-Dr. O. II. Lewis, republican,
wos elected mayur ov.er H, H. Mylle,
democrat, by sixteen majority: A. N".
Porter, republican, city clerk., no op
position; C. C, Auge, clnty treasurer, re
publican, over O. N. Knerl, by petition,
by 4 majority; G. W. Wnlbeck, pollca
Judge, no opposition; -Aldermen, pan
Dolin, First ward, democrat; Wllllant
Scott, Becond ward, republican; O. 1,
Newton, William Auge, Jr., Third ward,
both republican, Ponca will be dry for
tho ensuing year.
SCOTT'S BLUFF A revolution It cltv
politics occurred yesterday. The 'oilow.
Ing were elected: Mayor, F. 3. McCof
free; city clerk, O. U Shumway; treas
urer, Peter O'Shea; engineer, C. A. Lii-
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