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DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT
ill OF GRIME
HEAD I COURT
Alleged Confession of Steve
Adams Given to World for
Fust Time Yesterday,
ORDERS FROM PETTIBONE
TO "GET" STEUNENBERG
'jells of Killing of Tyler, for
Which $300 Was .to Have
Been Paid Reading of the
Confession Not Concluded,
pr wrnted Press.
U. E, Idaho, February 211.
Th, .r of the plot to assassinate
ii.nernur Sti uiu'iiberg of Idaho was
tlH t tl' world today when Steve
Vlann Mmfession was read tothe jury
vhnh it tmug liiui for the murder of
IV I Tler
lus , oiifosion states that hto
joined th Western Federation of Min
ers ai ' Irppie t'reek; that ho know
MmtT II i wood and Pettibone; that
(Vttilioiie told lam to seo Simpkins;
thf wanted to "yet Steunenberg and
itat maimer of "getting" Steunenberg
ki); lett to lam. he went to Idaho, met
simpkiin .ni.l there planned the crime.
rullmug is the substance of the con
trwion it is alleged was made Tuesday,
winl.er .';. 1900, at the olliee of the
avilm t the Boiso penitentiary in the
jirp-rnie of a Pinkerton deteetive,
lamei Mi Partland and a stenographer.
TV . onfessmn was witnessed by War
Ini Whit net and read by McPartland
The Alleged Confession
VUnis said that he was a member
if the Western Federation of Miners
an. I intimatelv acquainted with Charles
II Moer, William Haywood, and
IVttibone. Thoy told him to go
tn Maim and see Simpkins about the
hiisineis oiunected with Steunenberg.
shurth after he saw Simpkins and
talkel about the assassination of Steu
Denberg It was shortly after the dyna
miting f the depot at Independence in
To "Get" Steunenberg
Who talked with you about tho as
twination of Ex-Governor Steunen-
George Pettibone. Simpkins also
told me about Steunenberg. He said
tki wanted to 'get' Steunenberg.
Mom was not present. I think he
a in jail at Telluride.
Pfttiboiie said nothing as to the
manner in which wo wore to remove
N-unenl)erg He gave us no directions.
!' a. understood that I was to use mv
vin judgment Simpkins told me thnt
nr wanted tu go up on the timber claim
m the morning. Simpkins said flint he
..ul.l nte back that day for money
nil then we would go down on the
$300 to Kill Tyler
Feminine told me afterward that
the m.,ne was sent to tho wrong ad
ifv tter I got to the timber claim
I met sum. settlers, one named Mason
'l aimthr-r Rale, or 'Wall-Eye.' I
K met a man by tho name of Glover.
There wcr,. llne c.,iin jumpers in there.
Simpkins told mo he wanted to get rid
"f ihi Mhms and if I did so he
"H gle Ill(. $300.
Killing of Jumper
f" mm got killed. Meut Glover,
"ipkin, jtid myself assisted in the
k K I tier was the first man killed,
"' I killed lutn with a 25-3:5 Winches
ter r ,., jown to Tyler 'h cabin
"' he , , there we stayed around
"I 'In m.l ,1Pn went 0t on ,0 traj
"'ii-d at a spring and T heard
"me.,,, lIIllng T Ha,(,: A r ht.
1 1 gU.I .if it.'
We hi. I l,i.l,....1 ..., -,. n.l T .......
, . OUIII IH71.-T .11111 1 Dtftlt
' it was Tyler coming. Ho had a
"l If 1. ,. I, . , , t . . , , . . , , ,
" ii aim i ioki mm 10 iioiu
"! I'l' hi,, One of the boys took his
'n ""I we took him to Simpkins'
' " ""l kept him until morning and
"" ''k Imn three miles out on tho
'""I and I killed him. Tho tlirco of
"''" g-tl.nr all of the time. After
W"S him we left tho body botweon
" 1"g. Tvlor had always refused to
'' her. ,.amo from but 8a-(j tmt
mn U , name of Low;8 a Spokane
"n. d ,,a ed him on the claim.
Was to Get Rest of Thorn
"w tho killing I went down to
h,mrriH"n ,r"' met Simpkins. I told
J h I had dono and ho said ho
""' " nt to have any more claim
wr, n "D h,s daim' Ho 8aid wo
ni k'eSt around """"on for a whilo
tjf u " back and Bot tho rest of
""ws n the other claims.
went r aUut a week or thereabouts I
bv it, k up lhore and J mot a fellow
' """" -t Boulo and another man
killMi. ,hp trail- Wo nrod nnd
a J(M1(l That wns Jack simi)kinH(
ur "luir nn.l .......n- mi
u nijnuu. ineru wun
-lon'. man ul " whoso uamo
- ' remember,
We mot that man on
"d Simpkins aud Olovor knew
41. n i 11 . r 1 i
t tK. U1 uai luero, wo auoc
Ht Tti'it. ii .il. t . . . ...
fter "ouio, but missed bun.
abiD we I'ut back to Glover's
abm '" s""Pkin8 went to Mason's
('lter . .r"lfl11 Kot out hi' KhlB t0
mpQt i - jgvi. u cuuuu uuu
a .1 inik . .. .1 . i
-- uu goi a ennoo anu
e, V"e y of tho St' Joseph
lying on tho
ttp took it.
Blew Up Cabins
B(1 let , P1 ovo XMovor's ranch
"Mum ti ' a"ue K adrift- Wo waited
, "ra until the sheriff camo up
to investigate tho mattor of the death
of Houle. Then wo went back to tho
place and blow up some cnbins. I don't
remember how many or whothor it was
nil of them or not. There were two or
three nt least.
"Tho shoriff did not find both bodies
only tho body of Houle, which lay
eloso to Simpkins' cabin. I don't
think tho shoriff asked Simpkins about
tho body. 1 did not got tho $300 as
promised by Simpkins, as ho said tho
settlers promised to pay, but wore slow
in coming tlnough. Mnson cavo me
$100 and Simpkins $20 when I loft
there. I suppose Mason is thoro yet.
Ho is a married man with a largo fam
ily. Rich Man Head of Jumpors
"I will say this thing about these
people. Thoro was n rich man in Spo
kane by the uamo of E. R. Lowis who
was sending men up there to jiuftp
claims, trying to got thorn away from
the settlers. They said Lowis furnished
the money to come up and hold the
claims until thoy could take them away
from the settlers. They were to got
half for doing so and Lowis tho other
half. The claims wore lumber claims
aud had good timbor on them.
"Aftor tho affair wns ovor I left
Simpkins aud went back to Denvor.
Thoro had been no money sent to tend
to tho Steunenberg mattor and so I lot
Thoro is whero tho confession ended
at tho adjournment of court at noon
to meet again nt 2 p.ii?
Austrian Steamer With 150 on
Board Goes on Rocks
Many Lives Lost
By Associated Press.
TRIESTE, Austria, February 23.
15 ul let in. The Austrian Lloyd steamer
Imperatrix bound from Triesto to Bom
bay, ran onto tho rocks Inst ovening
near Cape Elaphonisi, upon tho island
of Crete, and sank soon afterwards. It
is known thnt tho disaster wns accom
panied by loss of life, but in tho ab
sence of news the number of the
drowned is unknown. Tho passenger
list and crew on board numbered about
150. Tho Imperatrix sailed from Trieste
on February 19.
A telegram has been received from
the company's agent nt Canea which
"Tho following has been received
from the lieutenant of tho Imperatrix:
'Twelve persons and myself have been
saved; the others are on board the
steamer, tho position of which is ex
tremely dangerous.' "
Three Pullmans Go Down 60
Foot Embankment and Only
Seven Slightly Hurt
Hy Associated Press.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., February 23.
In one of tho most remarkable wrecks
that'ovcr occurred on tho Pennsylvania
railroad fifty-four passengers and a
railroad crew of ten people were more
or less injured this morning when the
Pennsylvania special, tho eighteen-hour
train between New York nnd Chicago,
was wrecked while rounding a shnrp
curve near South Fork, six miles from
this city. Sevno passengers sustained
serious hurts necessitating thoir removal
to hospitals. They are:
Fred A. Busso, postmaster of Chicago.
John F. Klino, postmastor of Joliet.
Felix Isman, real estate broker, Phil
adelphia. Samuel P. Nixon, Philadelphia.
Thomas Bnuer, Lafayotto, Ind.
J. Wood Wilson, Mnrion, Ind.
W. H. Baker, Chicago.
All will bo able to leave their hos
pitals within a few days except Klino,
who has a Dorians wound In tho lungs.
Tho flyer, fifty minutes late, was trav
eling ovor fifty miles an hour when it
reached tho curvo. Tho accident was
caused by a brake rigging dropping to
tho track. Three Pullmans plunged
down a sixty foot embankment onto the
thick ice covering tho Connomnugh
In tho midst of tho confusion a num
bor of foreigners wore detected plunder
ing tho Pullman cars. One was arrest
ed. Considerable jowolry and valuables
and woaring apparel had beon taken.
No Habeas Corpus for Villareal
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, February 23. United
States District Judgo Mnxoy today
handed down a decision refusing a grant
of haboas corpus to Antonio Villareal,
the alleged revolutionist. .
This does not affect tho cases against
Villareal pending boforo the depart
ments of justice and of commerce and
Murderess a Maniac
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Fobruary 23. Mrs. Flora
McDonald was arraigned today upon
the charge of killing AVobstor Guorin.
Hor mental condition is such that tho
caso will bo continued until March 1.
Physicians say that her reason may
nevor b restored.
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24M.907
REVIEW OF WEEK
Operations Favorable Through
out the Week and Shipments
to 0, D, Smelter Increase,
OLD DOMINION TO SINK
TO SIXTEENTH LEVEL
Globe-Arizona Company Starts
Work and Allotment of Stock
Will Be Made Operations
at Other Mines in District,
Tho past week wns, on tho whole,
favorable to mining operations in Globo
district, tho effect of the rain on Fri
day being, if anything, helpful. Jloads
nro in good conditiou, nil nvailnblo
teams are busy and moro could find em
ployment. Machinery Hhipmonts are, in
severnl instances, delayed and some of
the new companies are restricted in
thoir work by continued shortngo of
Tho Mitchell people have suffered
from both these causes, but are push
ing development work on their various
properties with good results and it is
confidently believed thoy will hnvo nn
nbundaneo of ore to supply thq first
unit of their smelter by tho time it is
ready to blow in. The furnaces nnd
othor equipment for the smeltor have
not yet arrived, although advices of
thoir shipment wore recoived several
weeks ago. Tho first car of coke for
tho Mitchell smoltcr anivod yesterday.
The Union Copper company hns had
a car of machinery on a sidetrack here
for ten days, having had difficulty in
securing teams to hnul it to thoir mino,
sixteen miles west of Globe. Tho ma
chinery includes a large hoist, boiler
and stack, ore cars, iron pipe for water
column, track steel, etc. Part of this
machinery wns transferred to wagons
and started for the mino on Thursday
and the romaindcr will follow in a day
Rather slow progress is being made
grading for the extension of tho G. V.
G. & N. railroad, but Engineer P. Jones,
superintendent of construction, prom
ises thnt the forco will soon be increas
ed ana me roati nuui to tno ALttrneil
smelter without further delay.
Oro Shipments Are Large
The bettered condition of the roads
has enabled the producing companies to
increase their ore shipments. Tho Con
tinental and original Old Dominion are
sending in all the oro the teams can
haul. The United Globe mines aro sup
plying their regular tonnage and the
Keystone, Warrior, Gibson and Live
Oak are also regular shippers to tho Old
Dominion smelter. Tho Arizona Com
mercial 's shipments of sulphide and si
licious ores average about two cars a
day. The company is still waiting for
rails to complete its railroad to the
Bluck Hawk mine, when ore shipments
will bo largely increased. There are
several other companies which expect
soon to enter the shipping list.
Progress by Old Dominion
Conditions at the Old Dominion show
steady improvement nnd the forco of
miners and other laborers is now larger
than ever before. Work on tho 14th
lovel has been confined during tho weok
to timbering No. 2 crosscut, completing
air connections nnd driving the mnin
extraction drift. Driving No. 2 cross
cut hns been resumed. A round of holes
was blasted yesterday and the drills are
still iti ore. The width of the ore body
in the crosscut is now forty-three feet
and there is no indication of the ore
giving out. It is certainly a wonderful
oro body nnd the strike adds millions
of dollars to the value of Old Domin
ion. No. 3 crosscut, 100 feot west of
No. 2, was started on Thursday. It
should reach tho sulphide oro body
within two weeks.
President C. S. Smith is credited by
tho Boston News Bureau with tho state
ment that the company will immediate
ly sink tho main working shaft to tho
lGth level, which would bo 1,230 foot
from tho collar of tho shaft, at which
depth tho primary sulphide oro should
B shaft has reached tho 10th lovel
and tho station is being cut. Good
progress is being made in driving the
enst drift on tho 9th lovol to connect
with B shaft and tho drifts on tho 9th
nnd 10th levels to connect A and C
A largo forco with scrapers and teams
is employed on tho hill abovo tho smol
tor, grading for tho now cclo bins
which will ha'vo n storage capacity of
13,000 tons, arid cost tho company $30,
000. At tho smelter tho entire battery of
four furnaces has boon ruaning, except
for thirty-six tours, whan ono furnace
was undergoing repairs. Tho output of
copper has been satisfactory and tho
total for tho month should not fall
short of 2,800,000 pounds. Oro continues
to accumulate and the stock pile now
contains about 10,000 tons. "
For the first timo in soveral months
the fuel situation shows marked im
provement. Coke is arriving freely and
thoro are nearly 700 cars en route for
Tho latost company to ontor tho Globo
field nnd one which is very favorably
viewed by local investors is tho Globe
Arizona company, montion of which was
mado in last week's review of tho dis
trict. ' Tho Rolling, Rogers and Star
proportics, which woro recently ac
quired by tho company, nro splendidly
located and tho work which was dono
under previous management brought de
velopments which assure oxcollent re
sults for tho new company.
A forco of thirty mon were put to
work yesterday on a wagon road and as
soon as it is completed active opera
tions will begin in developing tho prop
orty. On tho claim adjoining tho Buck
eye of the Old Dominion, a shaft 290
feot deep needs claning out and retim-
boring. At a depth of 70 feet in the
shaft a level has been run westward
for a distanco of 140 feet and the entire
lovel contains a good showing of ore.
Pat Roso, formerly mino superintendent
of the Arizona Commercial, recently
made an examination of the mine and
states that tho property is one of tho
best in the district. Mr. Rose estimates
that thoro is about $20,000 worth of ore
in sight on tho 70-foot level and other
ostimato the values oven higher. In
a raise from the level 100 feet from the
shaft tho entire opening is in ore.
The fault which traverses the proper
ty is -shown on tho government geolog
ical map by Professor Rausome as one
of the most important in the district.
Tho officers of tho company, all of
whom are well known business and min
ing mou of Globe, are confident that
thoy will open one of tho largest mines
in tho district.
During the coining week the company
expects to offer tho local investors an
allotment of 100,000 shares of stock at
a price which will probably be fixed
at 30 cents per share nnd most of the
allotment has already been spokon for.
A nut her block of stock will be placed
in ti.e eastern market. The ore now in
sight should go a long way toward meet
ing tho expense of operating and devel
oping the mine.
Tho Gem shaft of the Globe Consoli
dated has pushed tho COO level and is
well on its way to the next century
mark. A station is boing cut on the
500, tho first in the shaft, and drifts
will bo started whon the station is com
pleted. President Hovlnnd is expected
to return some time this week and fur
ther plans of the company will be made
Oro showing is bettering with dopth
in the shaft of tho Arizona National on
Lower Pinto. At a depth of 103 feet
twenty-eight feet of the shaft was in
ore which will average 0 per cent cop
per or bettor. Sinking is progressing at
the rate of about for feet a day.
Azurite Copper Mining Company
Tho newest company operating on
Lower Pinto is tho Azurite Copper Min
ing company, composed of Carl Edcr, H.
A. Sidow, Jacob Suter, C. W. Parsons
and C. W. Cloment. Tho properties of
the company adjoin those of tho Calu
met & Globo nnd tho Globo Standard
and a shaft is being sunk on tho claim
adjoining the famous Brewery claim of
the former company, which also con
tains the Brewery vein. The company
expects to put out 50,000 shares of its
treasury stock to pay development ex
penses, 10,000 of which will be allotted
in Globe, leaving 450J000 shares in the
treasury of the company.
Britt Copper Company
Among the new flotations meeting
with local favor is tho Britt Copper
Mining company, organized to take over
a. group of fourteen claims situated on
the San Carlos strip, fourteen miles
southwest of Fort Thomas. Tho com
pany is capitalized for $1,250,000, with
shares at $10 par, of which $2.50 per
share is to be paid on the first call.
Of tho total capitalization 75,000
shares aro treasury stock and 50,000
Fifteen thousand shares of tho treas
ury stock have been allotted Globo,
Bisbeo and other towns in Arizonn and
already tho subscriptions hero amount
to 2,000 shares.
The officers of tho company are J. C.
Britt, president; George R. Hill, vico
president; A. T. Uammons, secretary
and treasurer, and the abovo officers, to
gether with L. P. Fluhrer, A. G. Smith
and It. J. Young, form tho board of
All reports from, the property aro
highly favorable. The vein crops strong
ly over 500 feet in length and for 150
feot in width. A forco of twenty mon
under tho direction of R. J. Young has
been doing preliminary work on the
property for tho past several months.
This work consists of about 80Q feet
of tunnels, tho deepest boing ninety
feet vertically, and which crosscuts tho
lead, exposing forty-two feet of sul
phide ore. Tho same character of oro
is also exposed in othor openings and
there is said to bo 22,000 tons of oro on
tho dumps. Several analyses of tho oro
have been mado which show average
values of 4.90 to 19.40 per cent copper,
.12 to 14 per cent silicate, 27 to 37 per
cent iron and 27 to 17 per cent sul
phur. Orders for a hoist nnd other machin
ery and tools will bo given at onco and
development work on a broad scalo will
begin within two or three weeks. A
throe-compartment shnft is to be sunk
to a depth of 500 to 1,000 foot.
Tho first important work will be tho
construction of a good wagon road to
Fort Thomas, only four miles of which
will bo at all difficult or oxpensive.
L. P. Fluhrer and Albert Cooper,
agents for tho salo of tho stock iu tho
cast, will leave for Now York on that
mission in a few days.
WILL UNLOCK DEADLOCK
FOR RHODE JSLAND SENATOR
By Associated Press.
PROVIDENCE, R. I, Fobruary,23.
Tho deadlock in tho legislature over tho
election of a United States senator is
to be brokon by tho Republican stato
central committee, according to infor
mation gained horc, tho plan being to
unite tho Colt and Wotmore forces and
thus to secure tho election of a Repub
Aldrich Measure Called Up in
Senate and Senator Nelson
Explains His Amendment,
SENATE DOCTORS UP
Goes the House a Few Better
in Making Raises for Clerks
Will Be Allowed,
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 23. Sen
ator Aldrich, who has been endeavoring
to get final action on his currency bill,
called the measure up today.
Tho measure went over until next
week, Aldrich stating that ho should
call it up after Monday. Nelson ex
plained tho nature of the intended oper
ation of his amendment to tho bill. That
amendment permits tho secretary of tho
treasury to receive as security for depos
its for government funds in national
banks, government bonds, and at his
discretion, state or municipal bonds and
also such bonds as the law permits the
banks of Massachusetts and New York
Must Pay 2 per Cent
It further provides that banks shall
pay tho government at least 2 per cent
interest on government deposits. Nel
son combated tho idea that such a re
quirement would change the character
of government deposit, saying that it
was held that banks receiving such do
posits were "fiscal agents" of the gov
ernment monoy, and that when received
should bo kept intact and not loaned
out on interest. He said the better class
of banks did not object to paying inter
est on government deposits.
Nelson Bests Aldrich
Nelson repeated that the secretary is
now receiving railroad bonds as secur
ity. Aldrich questioned this at tho
time and Nelson produced a letter today
from a banker of St. Paul, which stated
that the secretary had received from
him as security for government deposits
$150,000 of Northern Pacific 4& per
cent and $50,000 of 4 per cent Union
Aldrich admitted he had been incor
rect in denying the statement. Nelson
said ho did not know by what authority
tho secretary received.-such securities
unless it was the words "and other
wise" in the law.
Later, while Aldrich was discussing
the bill, Nelson asked by what author
ity tho secretary of tho treasury had
received other than government bonds.
"I must confess I do not know,"
Report Postofflco Bill
The senate committee on postoffices
reported to tho senate today on tho
postoffico appropriation bill. The report
will not be completed until Monday, but
it is estimated that an increase of three
millions has bene mado over the amount
appropriated by the houso bill, which
was $209,000,000. Tho largest increase
is an amendment advancing the pay
of rural carriers to $900. Their present
pay is $720. Tho houso bill increased
this to $810. Tho house mado an appro
priation to increase tho salaries of" tho
clerks and carriers in the postoffices of
all grades and to this tho sonato com
mitteo added provisions for tho gradu
ated promotion of clerks and carriers
up to $1,200. Special grades aro cre
ated above that amount whero emer
gencies of character and service made
them necessary. Another amendment
was adopted appropriating $100,000 ad
ditional for clerks of tho third class
May Carry Coupons
Tho controversy between newspapers
and magazines which carry coupon ad
vertisements wns disposed of by tho
adoption of the following provision:
"Thnt herenfter newspapers and per
iodicals mny carry blank or printed
return coupons ns part of advertise
ments, or othor blank spaco for writing
concerning the subjects treated not in
excess of one-third of tho superficial
area occupied by the advertisements of
articles without impairing their rights
to second-lass postal rates."
Under tho rulo recommended from the
der tho rule recommended from the
committee on rules by Mr. Dalzell of
Pennsylvania tho house today amonded
its substitute for the La Follptto six:-toon-hour
railroad employees bill, no
nogativo vote being cast. Both Repub
licans nnd Democrats agreo that this
amendment made to tho bill strength
ened it greatly and that it would be
satisfactory to the presidont.
Tho most important amondmont
adopted is that concerning tho elimina
tion of tho word "knowingly" wher
evor it occurs, which has tho effect of
relioving railroads of responsibility for
ovorwork unless it is permitted or ro;
quired with the knowledge of the rail
road management that the employee
worked over timo.
Tho house agreed to the conference's
report on tho legislntivo, exocutive and
judicial bill, and then resolved itself
int6 a committoo of tho whole for fur
thor consideration of sundry civil bills,
holding a night session in hopes of
completing tho measure. An amend
ment was adopted which provided for.
tho continuance of work on tho geolog
ical map of tho United States.
Debate on Cemetery
Over Monument hill, near Greenville,
Tenn., tho last resting place of Andrew
Johnson, n storm of oratory broko today
whilo the house as a committee of tho
whole was discussing the sundry civil
bills. Place was made for a national
lemetery a year ago and there ia a par
agraph in tho budgot carrying $32,000
for a superintendent's lodge, roadway,
walks and inclosing walls.
Mr. Gardner of Michigan moved that
tho paragraph bo stricken out for the
reason that only four union soldiers
are buried there. He said the appro
priation really was only an ingenious
way of taking care of the grave of An
Brownlow of Tennessee, who repre
sents tho district once represented by
Androw Johnson, spoke earnestly
against the motion and told the story
of what East Tennessee had dono for
the Union army. "The congressional
district of which Greenville is the cen
ter," said Mr. Brownlow, "sent more
men to battle for tho Union than any
other congressional district in the coun
try and thoy wero from one hundred
miles within tho Confederate lines."
Passing to a discussion of Johnson,
Brownlow said amid great applause:
"In my opinion Johnson was the great
est patriot of the Civil war."
The Gardner motion was defeated in
a vast chorus of "Noes."
Quiet in Senate
Although tho senate devoted four
hours to legislative matters today, noth
ing was accomplished except speech
making. The agricultural appropriation
bill received further criticism. It is
proposed that n million dollars be added
to the fund at the disposal of tho for
estry service to mako up for revenues
taken away from it and turned into tho
treasury. While this amendment prob
ubly is to be accepted, Heyburn would
not permit it ot receive final action
until he has exhausted every legitimate
means of opposition.
Senato leaders express disinclination
to permit much moro talk on the bill.
Hale said today that if necessary the
senate would let tho bill fail aud pro
vido for tho support of the agricultural
department by adopting a resolution
continuing the appropriations of last
Dead Are Eulogized
Aldrich prevailed on Proctor today
to lay the agricultural bill aside that
he might call up the currency bill. In
the hour that remained before tho spe
cial order for eulogies was reached,
nothing was accomplished beyond an ex
planation of the proposed amendment
to tho measure by Nelson and an ex
planation of tho purposes of his bill by
Mr. Aldrich. Then came eulogies on
the lato Senator Alger of Michigan and
Representative Hitt of Illinois, Hoar of
Massachusetts and Lester of Georgia.
Each speaker justified the record of
the late Senator Alger in the adminis
tration of tho war department during
the Spanish-American war.
Report on Block System
The interstate commerce commission
today sent to the senate its report con
cerning the investigations made of the
workings of the block system to pre
vent railroad accidents. The commis
sion recommends the passago of a bill
which was submitted a year ago, to
compel railroads to adopt the system,
but now suggests that the time for com
pliance with it be extended so that the
roads may be properly equipped.
Whether this law is passed at the
present session or not, the commission
asks that it bo authorized to mako offi
cial investigation of all train acci
dents. Put on Finishing Touches
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 23. It
was announced today that the final con
ference will be held at the White House
next Monday between tho president and
Secretaries Root and Taft, relative to
tho contract for the construction of the
Panama canal, and the decision will be
For Cruelty to Insane
By Associated Press.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 23.
Athens county grand.jury today return
ed five indictments against former em
ployees of the state insane asylum for
alleged cruelties practiced against the
inmates of that institution. Three of
the men wero indicted for socond degree
murder in "tramping out" an inmate.
HARRI1H ON THE
Will Tell Commerce Commis
sion of High Finance in Rail
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. February 23. E. H.
Harriman, president of tho Union Pa
cific, will appear before tne interstate
commerce commission Monday to testi
fy as to the larger financial doings of
tho Union Pacific and of tho group of
financiers connected with tho company.
A number of other persons wno nave
"been associated with Harriman have
been summoned but it is expected the
entire day will be devoted to uarri-
man's examination. The most import
ant subjects on which Harriman will be
quusuuiiuu um wo icuijjiuiA.vi. w.
the Chicago & Alton after the control
of its stock was acquired by tho Harri
man group and the reaent stock opera
tions by which the same group securca
control of the Illinois Central. In addl-
t.nn TTnrrimnn will bo asked to toll of
his operations in connection with tho
Baltimore & Ohio and the Santa Fe.
Several members of the commission
are expected to be present at the hearing.
THAW FAMILY HIS
ENOUGH OF TH
Mother of Prisoner and Other
Members of the Family Sick
of Shocking Revelations,
MAY BE APPOINTED
Jerome Forces Hand of the De
fense in Making the Cross
Examination of Evelyn Thaw
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, February 23. The
counsel for Thaw spent part of today
uenying me usual crop or recess rumors
which spring up at every adjournment.
The attorneys are particularly anxious
to have it understood that they will
fight any attempt to have a commission
of lunacy appointed. Despite this tho
belief grows that Jerome is continually
pointing his efforts in this direction.
Ho may have been influenced by this
idea in making the cross examination -of
Evelyn Thaw unnecessarily cruel.
He hoped that the authorities for tho
defense might profit by the first show
of severity and agree to the appoint
ment of a lunacy commission. When
they failed to do this Jerome maneu
vered in another direction, declaring
ho had no taste for the ordeal to which
he was subjecting the frail young wo
man. He wanted to have her testi
mony stopped long enough to put on
the stand Dm. Deemar and Bingaman,
physicians to both branches of tho
Some days ago Jerome was given per
mission to examine the two physicians
in his office, the idea being that their
testimony was to be taken in deposi
tions. Evidently something occurred
during the examination to cause the
defense to take a new view of the
matter. Tho district attorney declared
it necessary for them to take the stand
as the introduction of depositions was
not possible without the consent of the
Before Jerome had examined the wit
nesses in person he blocked most of
thoir testimony. Now ho is more anx
ious to get it on the records. It is
reported that Mrs. William Thaw and
other members of the Thaw family aro
anxious that the trial, with all its shock
ing revelations, shall stop. Jerome has
just begun to show the strength of his
hand in testing the credibility of the
young Mrs. Thaw and will have much
evidence to offer concerning her rela
tions with the defendant before mar
riage. Everything that happened be
tween them seems to bo known to the
COMES TO CLOSE
Guilt or Innocence of Senator Is
for Public to Decide, Says
the House '
By Associated Press.
AUSTIN, Texas, February 23. So far
as the members of the houso committee
appointed in tho investigation of the
charges against Senator Bailey are con
cerned, the investigation is at an end.
At a consultation today it was docided
that no further testimony be heard and
that a sub-committee bo appointed to
review 2,300 pages of evidence, make
findings on undisputed facts, and report
to tho full committee at tho earliest
Representative Cocke, the proponent
of tho charges, in "making the state
ment against the investigation, said
that tho committee is to make a reply
and that Bailoy has tho samo right.
Cocke urged that there are still se'voral
witnesses to bo heard.
According to the house resolution au
thorizing tho investigating committee,
it shall roport its findings to the body,
but the guilt or innocenco of Bailoy is
for the public to decide. Tho senato
committee will meet Monday. Bailey
probably will leave soon for Washing
ton, where ho is to take his oath of
office March 4.
SEVEN GUNS HAD BEEN
USED BY NEGRO SOLDIERS
By Associated Press.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, February 23.
In the Penrose court martial case to
day Lieutenant George Lawrason testi
fied under questioning by uoionei uienn
that when he inspected the guns on the
mnminc after the shooting he found
seven men with guns which had evi
dently beon in use.
"At an order from Major Penrose,
who just then came up, I went off on
another duty, leaving seven men anu
guns to Penrose and Captain Lyon for
Britons Supreme at Chess
tjp.W YORK. February 23. America
lost the international cablo chess match
with the British team which finished
today. The score was 4Vi to 5. Five
games resulted in draws.