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FIFTV-SIXTII YKAK. NO. 107.
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY !., 1)()7.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JEROME NOT ANXIOUS TO
CROSS EXAMINE MRS. THAW
cost two lives ONE HUNDRED
WORKS BOTH WAYS
SENATOR SMOOT MAKES A
STATEMENT IN OWN BEHALF
Temperance Fight at Maiden,
Mo., Results in Shooting
of Two Leaders
Does Agreement Providing for
the Exclusion of Japa
Request for Further Time
p$ is Resisted by
DIRECT QUIZ CLOSED
More Details of White's Rela
tions With Other Women
New York. I b. 1 :. J romc a:d
this afternoon if it could lie shown
'I'hiiw was really insane lie would :e
i lie tirst to staiiil up ami admit il. Dei
mas insist oI that Jerome proceed with
the cross examination of Mrs. Tha-v.
piotcsting against t'ui'hor delay,
l-'.wljii Tlinw Itt'ciall.'il.
Xew York. Feb. 19. Kvetyn Nesbi:
Thaw was the Mist witness in :h
Thaw l rial today.
Mrs. Thaw looked a!e and o
and wore the aiue simple girlish
worn eveiy di:v sin
the trial began. IMnias handou Mrs.
Thaw -Li letters which .-he id. Mtilicl
as having boon written ly White.
('autiil ltu Total lall.-lu-.
Ghason and IVahody of 'he Thaw
counsel, were prer-eiit this ine: n:i .;.
The lorniei was said to lie sutletinu
tit ii ii toothache. l'i aiiody was exam
iuing the witness. Mrs. Thaw testified
May McKeli.i.' told her While ;aH ike
iovc between Thaw and Ins w.ie would
not last, and he would met in r baeu.
When sh" :oid this to Thaw, the lat
ter siid lie had ahead;, heard it flout
Miss Mclv'tizie. Thaw wis very eT,
ed ;,inl nervous as he always was
when talking o,; the subject of White.
Wit m. is said die had a second opt i i
tion pti formed in llii'.".. Thaw making
the arrangements and spending abmo
three thousand lor it. The nature ;!
Hit operation was not gone into.
Tit Ik. Ml III Msslit Time.
Mrs. Thaw said her husband aft', r
their marriage talked almost constant
ly about the incident in her life con
nected with While, and that he wou:d
often waken her at night and soiibing
ly talk about "this terrilde thing."
Mis. Thaw related how. while h
was visiting the sickbed id May M.--Ketizio
in 1 : 1 1 . White came into tip.'
loom and tiled to embrace 'he witne-s
ami "wanted me to sit beside him 'n
the ix d." Mrs. Thaw' said she to'.d
Thaw of this incident.
ltrilul-l Id i I
Thaw always attrib'ited her 'il
health and the necessity of a second
operation, etc.. to White. Witness said
she and Thaw had discussed the fates
if oilier j nun;; women at the hands o!
White, and that their names were the
same as mentioned in tin; codicil to
THU of "I'll- .irl."
Rtgarding the fate of the "pie girl"
Mis. Thaw told the story as related :o
In i by White as billows:
"Theie was a stage dinner and he
had the sir! put in a big pie with a lull
of birds. Site was very young, aboat
1-1 years. I think he said. He also toid
me the girl- had a bi autilal figure and
wore only a gauze dress. He help, d
her into the pie and fix it and said
it was the best stunt he ever saw at a
dinner. When the girl jumped out !
I he pie birds Hew all about the room."
Trtaitlalt- In iiiriMMlnv l-'urt.
At a dinner at the St. Keg is in I9n.
when Mr. and Mrs. Thaw and another
man were present, a guest told Thaw
the story of the pie girl. "He said."
Mrs. Thaw continued, "that White ami
another man had trouble about it
trouble to ko p it out or the newspa
pers. He said they vent on their
Knot's to the editor of one newspaper
to keep the story out of the paper, and
finally, through the inlluenee of a
fliend. I hoy had it sitppiessed."
"What, newspaper was it?"
l-'ttianal Mory Trur.
After their luniriagc Thaw told the
witness he had investigated the sto'-y
and found if in be true. "The nie
girl." he sh ill. "died in poverty and dis
grace after having been married."
Thaw, in speaking of these girls, had
said White should be in the peniten
tiary, and that he was getting worse
and worse. Witness then identifi.'d
t-evcral papers including a letter fi-oin
Thaw i; Anthony Conistock. which de
scribed White's studios. It said they
wero-'conserrated to debauchery," and
were used by "a gang of rich crim
inals, ami mar gins were taken .o
them to perform a felony.
I'riifl ! nniiltiriil.
"Pardon me for asking. Mrs. Thaw
did Thaw say thai any of Whiles pra-j
noes on young women were uunat'.i
"Can you describe them?"
Mis. Thaw flushed. "Oh. no," sIr'
said in a shiill little voice, "they utt
Ilt-I'rr frosN l-Ixaittiiiiilitaii.
"Now you may take the witness,'
t-aid Delmas to Jerome. The latloi
"I will ask permission to reserve m
cross examination of this witness uii'ii
I can determine whether cross exam
inaiion is needful on the issues raised
in i hU case."
"Wo will assent to that." said I) -i
Mis. Thaw left the stand and Mrs. .'
.1. Caine. a ll.iston milliner, then took
Xew York. Feb. lit. Harry K.
Thaw's will, in which ihe slayer 'il
Stanford White provided a fund for
the benefit of the young women vie
tints of the architect, was admitted in
It is claimed by the defense that this
will, made II months before Thaw kilt
ed Stanford White, proves tha' Thaw
believed the story Kvt lyil Xesbtt told
him and that the story made liiiii i.i
The goncial features, of this remark
able will have b( en known for several
days. 1 contains three unusual pro
Sr.ll.lllKI fur IllM'Mi.-lib'll.
The sum of iiiil is set aside its a
trust fund to be used for an investiga
tion and prosecution in case Harry 1.
Thaw died other than a natural death.
The -;:in ot ST.'ii'" is placed in t:i
hands of Rodney P. Marshall of Pitts
burg, in ee tisi il iii attaining legal re
ditss com Skinfold White and on
oilier !i"i.-.Mi who
name was kep
from the puidb
w omen. vi t in,.-
in favor of tmir yuan
of Stanford White a:i
this unnamed individual.
To llt-l .i-l I'tviih-m-i-.
The sum of $J..joii each is left to the
Kev. Charles il. Parkhurst. Kivdc riok
W. Longfellow, and Anthony ('(unstuck
of Xew York. R. It. Marshall of Pitts
burg. Kit-hard Ko.-ebury of Washing
ton. I). C . and .Xiio'ph Marks of Chica
go, for the purpose of securing evi
d"iiee of attacks upon young women I y
Mrs. Kveiyn Xesbit Thaw is given
$". in lieu of dower, a trust fund .if
$:(i.iimi. and tin annuity of $1J.hhi.
Shoulil site remarry the annuity was to
be reduced to Sl.uiai.
Howard Xesbit is. given an annui y
LONG A DESERTER: GIVES UP
Conscience Drives Man 29 Years a Fu
gitive to Surrender.
St. Louis. i'"l). lit Peter Cuif. an
iron tnohier. sum u.iered himself to the
aiiiiy idlicers ;i.. .) iTorson ii-.'i racks ..-.--leniav
toid ( oiiiessed that L't yi ars age
he dtscited liom the l.'dh infantrv,
stationed at Wxoming. tlulf said he
had lived in St. Louis ever since and
gave himself up because he could in
longer withstand the pangs of his con
science. He was informed thai his of
fense eeas d to be punishable under
tif law two years sifter the period of
his enlistment had expired.
MOLINER HAS DIPHTHERIA
Jtisti Lindgren. Illinois Football Coach
and Wife 111 at Champaign.
Champaign. 111., Feb. .lit. Coach Jusii
M. Lindgren of the football ttam, his
wife, ami Catcher Gunning of the var
sity bast ball team, are victims of dip'i
theria at the home of Lindgren. The
house wits quarantined this morning.
Dies Suddenly at Dixon.
Dixon. 111.. Fob. !!. George A. Mor
lis. presidi lit of the Brown Itrothei
Manufacturing company of Chicago
lied at ihe home of his parents. Mr.
ami .m is. , lames it. .Morris ol 111x0:1
veslerday. of heart trouble. Mr. Mor
ris had planned to return to Chicago
on tin early morning tiain.
Ruef Forced to Plead.
San Francisco. Feb. l!t. Abraham
UiuT was compelled by .Judge Dunn
yesterday, over the objections of his
attorneys, to enter his plea to the in
dictment cases against him. He plead
cd not guilty.
Navy Paymaster Embezzler.
Washington, Feb. 1!). Assistant I'av-
master W. H. Sipper has been dismiss
ed from the navy on account of a tech
INDICTS THE ROAD
Federal Grand Jury Finds Bill
Against the Great
-New York. Fob. 1?. The. fedora
grand jury today indicted the Groat
Northern Railroad company on the
charge of violating the FJkins act hv
paying rebates to the American Sugar
ll( fining company.
BY OWNER OF A SALOON
Prosecuting Attorney D. R. Cox
Dr. J. W. Beall Killed by A.
Maiden, Mo.. Feb. 19. Their activ
ity in suppressing saloons cost Prose-i-uiing
Attorney li. K. Cox and Dr. J.
Y. Ueall their lives last night. They
were shot dead in the lat tor's office
early in the vtning by A. L. Brannon.
who has conducted a saloon at the Xew
Madi id cuiitiiy line, which is in the
t-ity limits. Both victims were killed
almost instantly. Dr. Beall being shot
through the head and Attorney Cox
through the heart.
Mint II limit Wiiniinu.
The two men. with a farmer named
Davis, wore sitting in the uoeUir's of
fice, while Hr. R. B. Beall, lather of
I. W. Beall. was in an adjoining room,
when Brannon stepped in the door and
began tiring without warning. He first
shot Cox. who staggered toward the
door, and then shot him in "the back
before he fell. Beall sprang to his
loot as the shooting began, and the
assassin then shot lii-m down.
Davis foil over on the door and t-s-eap.ed.
In all. live shot.-, were tired,
and after emptying his revolver Bran
non snapped it in the t lder Heall's
Afttr the shooting Brannon coolly
proceeded down ihe street and right
into the arnisof City .Marshal Barham
who locked him up.
AltviivM l-'ituulit :iIiiiiim.
I). K. Cox was ."i" years old and had
served four terms as mayor of this
city and two tonus as prosecuting at
torney of Dunklin county. He began
the local option movement in this sec
tion, and was a prominent figure in
'he tight against the liquor traffic, hav
ing made speeches in every local op
ium campaign m ihe state. He had
waged an uncompromising battle
against Bratmon's whi-ky joint.
Dr. .1. W. Ball was about "0 years
old? and married. He was an ardent
temperance and local option advocate
and a close friend of Attorney Cox.
Their offices adjoined and their even
ings frequently were spent together.
Miirlrrtr of ;ooil l-':a taa i I y.
Brannon. the murderer, is about "i
years old. and unmarried. He belongs
10 a well known family in this county.
11 is said he has been a medical stu
dent. He ca:ue from Cardwill several
months ago and started to soli wh'.skv
it the edge of town in Xow Madrid
county m gallon lots, but go' into
trouble and into jail. Then h
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UNCOVERS A STEAL
Columbus, Ohio, Prosecuting
Attorney Summons Special
TO PROBE PAVING CONTRACT
Company Said to Have Given Large
Sums to Officials to Get
Columbus. Ohio. Feb. l'.k A special
session ot the l-rankiin county grand
jury lias ixtn oallol lor Monday to
consider charges of boodling against
city officials, contained in a confession
secured yesterday by George S. Mar
shall, city solicitor .from Nelson Can
non. Columbus manager for the Cleve
land Trinidad Paving companv. Can
non asserted that his company had ar
ranged to pay $:;.0imi each lo Directors
Fred Lied and Fred Inimel and $2,'Mit
o Director Charles, H. Burr of the
board of public service to obtain a
street paving contract amounting to
$125,0110. Cannon said M. F. Bramley,
president of the company, had come
from Cleveland to fix tip the deal with
Nolril Miimlrr Mixt-il in Mi'iiiaihal.
Both Lied and immel had been paid
the greater part of their share. Cannon
said. R. Stanley Rhoads. according to
the confession, had been given $2.0(10
after he had represented at the com
pany's office that he had advanced this
sum to Burr. Rhoads is a famous
shooter and manager of a local sewer
Director Lied was taken before City
Solicitor Marshall and. confronted with
Cannon, who repeated his charges and
mentioned dates and places, but Lied
denied it all. He called Cannon a
dope fiend. The o'her accused officials
also made vigorous denials.
Cannon and Iang were arrested on
charges of accepting bribes and re
leased on bonds of $"U0 each furnish
ed by Rhoads. He denied emphatic
ally that he had secured $2.h0 for
Burr. Denial of Cannon's charges was
made also by President Bramley.
Mine Explosion Fatal to
Scores of Workers
43 BODIES TAKEN OUT
Property That of Mexican Coal
and Coke Company at Las
.Monterey. Mexico. Feb. l!t. A dis
patch from Las Kspoi auzas. Coahuila,
says men are known to be dead and
1J injured as a result of an explosioM
of gas in a coal mine at that plac.
The explosion occurred at 7 i. m. Thir
ty dead bodies have been taken out ami
it is estimated more are stii! in. tin
Mny lie Oiar lliiinl;--il li-.-ul.
Las Lsperan.iis. Mexico, Fob. It
is now believed 1 m i lives were loM in
ti;e explosion yesierday in a mine be
longing to the Mexican Coal iVi Cok
company. Forty-three bodies have boeti
lomovod. Many of the men kiiled are
a' a panose.
Accepts Invitation to Meet at Hague
Given by United States and
opened the new
iilg the speech
clear, loud voice
!!'. l-.'mpi ror William
n iehsi ag today, l oad-
from the throne in a
wit h col'.sidei able t lo
lu regard to the at)
pioaching coafer nee
t he eliipet it- said : "Fi
g st ion of t he I'nit ed
at The Hague,
allowing t iie sug
Siatos. and pro
posals of Russia,
invitation to secom
once at The Hague
in view of
results of the lirst conference, will
be qualified to develop further laws
among the nations for ihe good of hu
manity and of ptaoe."
ASKS PERMIT TO KILL A MAN
Supposed Maniac Applies to St. Paul
Judge for Authority to S'ay.
St. Paul. Minn.. Fob. Ilk Judge W.
1 K,,ov ,, s-,i,. fi--f -.ii mint ves.
terday was approached in his court
toi.m by a man who refused to reveal
his identity and who asked the jurist
to i.-sm a permit f ir I he applicant to
kili a man. The applicant, who s
thought to be insane, claimed he was
an inventor and that his wife and
man were conspiring to steal from him
an invention and $17".'H'o which it had
Bryce, British Diplomat, Will
Receive $50,000 a Year.
London. Feb. 1!. The British em
bassy at Washington is now the best
paid post in the British diplomatic
service, the salary of ihe ambassador
having boon raised with the appoint
ment of .lames Hrvce to $50.11110 a year.
Bryce was also given $111.11011 to pay
llio expenses ol installing Iiimsell in
CUT PASSENGER FARES
Wisconsin Railway Commission Rec
ommends Cheap Mileage Books.
Madison. Fob. 10. The state rail
way commission has handed down a
decision on the 2-cent railroad far;
(piestiori. I; is ordered by the commis
sion that railways in the state give
cent passenger tare. It is recommend
ed family mileage books of 500 miles
be issued for $!.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington. Fob. Ifi. Following is ,
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yester
day: M-:ATK As Ihe result of in.ui' than
live imiirs (-nnsiin-raiHin 111 tile agn-
uiiiirai iipiii opi iai mn inn vesti-rOn v
the senate increased from $:!.."ii'0 fi $".
mill the salary of Ciifliird Pirn-hut. obi"!
11I tin- bureau "I tmcstry. I'lai-ticiilly
no pmgrvess was ni.elo on' the liill.
.i'Uirneil in meet at 11 o'clock tliisniorn-
nifr hihI t lierea I tor.
IHH'SK Cinb-r a suspension of the
rules the tiiiiise inlopiiM the onnferenop
report' on the immigration bill bv
vote of is. to 1 I. Thn house refused
t.a suspend the rules and pass the bill
recommended by I hi- lnlersiate and fur
f'isrn commerce committee as a snhsti
tut.' lor ihe so-called li Foliette bill
limiting employ incut on railroads to li;
hours, the democrats votinn sotidlv
iigainsl Ih" substitute. Mr. averstreet
of Indiana asked that general debate
terminate on ihe pnsiofhcr apprnpria
tlnn lull a1. 4 o clock tins afternoon. A
resolution was adopted authorizing: th
clerK to insert a provision In the bill
nioKini? in me re.nieiion 01 Hie com
pensation lo railroads for earryin
mails to take effect July 1. At .".:4l p
m. the house adjourned until 11 o'clock
AMERICAN LABOR AFFECTED
Young Japanese Children Will Con
tinue to Attend Regular Schools,
Older Ones Being Segregated.
Washington. Feb. . VJ. Japanese chil
dren are to be admitted to the white
schools of San Francisco tinder certain
restrictions; skilled and unskilled la
borers coming from Japan are barred
from the mainland of the I'nited Slates,
and American laborers, skilled and un
skilled, are to be excluded from Japan.
This is the basis of the agreement be
tween President Roosevelt. Secretary
Root. Mayor Schmitz. and the San
Francisco school hoard as an adjust
ment of the anti-Japanese agitation
brought about by the segregation of
Japanese children in the schools of
order .lix Itiarri'il.
The agreement means that
scjiools of San Francisco will bt
dueled in the same manner as
wore before the board of education
adopted the lesolulion last October
providing for the segregation of the
Japanese, except the adult Japanese
who are in primary grades must con
tinue to attend the oriental schools
and that Japanese children under lij
years of age will bo admitted to class
es with white children of their own
While the resolution of the school
board, as amended, reads "children of
alitn birth." it is freely admitted by
Mayor Schmitz and his associates thai
the resolution win apply only to the
Japanese child! en. and that the change
in the wording was. to make it plain to
the Tokio govenimen- that no discrim
ination was intended against Japanese
M iiiiiaaixt'M i 'aataetMiiiN.
Assistant City Attorney Williams of
San Francisco who has acted as legal
adviser to Mayor Schmitz and the
board of education, said:
"To understand the exact meaning of
the statement given out by Mayor
Schmitz i; will be necessary for the
newspaper men lo read between the
lines. The only concession we have
made is to admit Japanese children to
the while schools, while in return the
administration has brought about the
exclusion of Japanese laborers frori
TILLMAN IS TAME
Comparison With Austrian
Legislators Described by
IN LECTURE ON VIENNA
Survival of Shell of Mediaeval Feudal
ism Was Third of Series on
The members of the parliament of
Austro-Hungary do things which oven
'Pitchfork" Tillman of South Carolina,
noted as he is for his bitter attack s
in the senate, can not e(iial. This was
the statement of Professor Jerome
Raymond in his loci lire on "Vienna.
Feudalism and Democracy" of the uni
versity extension course series at the
high school auditorium last evening.
lie said that ihe members call each
other all of the vile names in the cat
alogue, and emphasize their statements
by throwing inkstands, bottles, books,
rulers, or any other handy objects
which llioy can hurl across the room
at their opponents. In lact, Prolessor
Raymond's descrip'ion left an impres
sion of Tillman as a dignified and staid
legislator by comparison.
Professor Raymond described Aus-tiia-Hungary
as the survival of the
shell of mediaeval feudalism, a band
of small stales torn by internal strife
and held together by fear of Russia.
His description of the parliamentary
proceedings followed his statement of
ihe bitterness in political life.
Jrn lniaic Mplrlta.
Professor Raymond stated that the
Jews are the moving spirits in the
country, while the Germans are the
chief race. The Slavs, Poles, Italians,
and several other races, all hope to
gain Austria-Hungary, and the decis
ion of the great race struggle will be
the life or death of the country. The
emperor, Franz Joseph, is beloved by
all his people, ami great familiarity is
shown toward him. The strife is not
centered on him.
Dies in Crowded Theater.
Kati Claire, wis.. Fen. .lust as
William J. Bryan was about to begin
his lecture at the Grand opera house
last night and was being greeted with
applause. Captain E. W. Allen, se-ited
witn 111s wits m the 'mrquet. was
I stricken with fpoplexy. and was ca
ried to the lobby, where he died in 10
minutes, despite the f iTorts of two phy
BURNS MAIL HE OBJECTS TO
Postmaster at Sheridan. Wyo., Ac
cused of Novel Censorship.
Sheridan, Wyo.. Feb. 1!. The ciii
zens of Sheridan are wrought up over
discoveries in the local postoftiee in
coniu ( lion with the removal of Po.-'t-niasttr
W. F. Rrittain. It is announc
ed that Hrittain made a practice ol
burning all mail matter which did not
liieei with his approval. The janitor
noticed the unusual quantity of waste
paper sent to the furnace and discov
oied that it consisted of letnrs and
newspapers duly stamped and directed,
intrusted to the poslotlice for delivery.
He informed prominent citizens, who
watched and suited the waste paper,
with the result that in Ihree months
nine bushi Is of letters and papers ve:e
found in it.
TO FIGHT EIGHT-HOUR LAW
Contractors Doing Government Work
Will Contest Its Validity.
Cleveland. Feb. lit. All of the prom
imnt contractors in the I niied .States
who are engaged in government work
have combined, it is asstrted. io light
ill" vaiiuiiy oi i ue leileral eighl-lloui
labor law. and Cleveland will be ilx
battleground. Ftom the formidable ai
lay of law. eis which appeared in thi
I'nited States district court today, re i
Itseliting the eight contractors win
wore indicted by the grand jurv las!
week, it is certain there is a liierrv
light ailead lor the government, in th
il" xlt ot! t ie.-e cases legu! (pu s! ions of
vast importance relating to corpora
tions generally may be raised.
FINE FOR TURPENTINE TRUST
Companies and Individuals Plead
Guilty in Federal Court.
Savannah, da.. Foil. lit. In the Fni
oi Stages court veslerdav the S. t
Siiolter company, the Paterson-Down
nig company, the Standard Navi!
Stotes company, the Belgian company
and S. I'. Sho'der. and J. F. C. Mycs
ooinii iiig me uirpeniiiie trtisi. e-v
lend pleas of guilty to a violation
the Sherman anti-trust act. Judge Em
ory Speer' lined each individual ami
corporation $5.ouo, an aggregate ef
$:;ii.inni. Other individuals indict "i
had their cases nolle pros sod. Sholier
and Mers agreed in writing not 'o
violate the law again.
NEGRO GIVEN JOB AT TOLEDO?
Charles Cottrell, Deputy County Re
corder, to Get Federal Berth.
loieiio. Ohio. Fob. I'.i A d:.-pawh
has boon received from Washington 'o
1 1 1 1 effect that President Roosevelt's
contemplated appointment of a negro
10 a federal position in Ohio will be V
the colloctoiship of internal levenu"
at loledo. Charles Cottrell. deputy
(ounty recorder. N suggested for the
place. ICvcry effort will be made by
politicians 10 head off Colt roll's ap
ASSIGNED BAD MORTGAGE
John Richardson Held to Grand Jury
. Under $500 Bond.
John Richardson was arrested yes
terday for obtaining property und r
false pretenses, on complaint of James
Gallegir. Gallegor says that he sold
Richardson a team of horses and that
ho gave him an assignment for a mort
gage that was found to be worthless.
The case is being heard before Jtistk'o
G. Albert Johnson at ". o'clock this af
ternoon. He was bound over to the
grand jury under $."iO0 bonds and wis
sent 10 the county jail in default i.f
Five Trackmen Blown Up.
London. Ky.. Feb. l!t. Foreman Su
ton and three of his crew were killed
by a dynamite explosion yesterday near
Hazel Patch while making double
traolt on the Louisville Nashville
railroad. The bodies were blown to
To Vote on Saioon License.
Kewanee. 111.. Feb. 1!. Fpon peti
tion of l.oiiu voters the Kewanee city
council has instructed City Clerk Mul
ligan lo prepare ballots submitting the
question of licensing saloons at the
municipal election in April. Kig'nteei
saloons each are paying $1.2W) yearly.
TRY TOFOBCE BILL
President Decides to Try to
Pass Subsidy Measure
Washington, Feb. lit. .t a confer
nee between the president. Speaker
Cannon and Representative Watson, it
was practically decided there shouH
be an effort to pass the ship subsidy
bill and the evenings of the latter part
of the week will probably be given to
that subject by the house.
Absolutely Disclaims Any
Sympathy With Po
lygamy. ALWAYS OPPOSED IT
Never Took Oath in Church
That Interferes With Dis
charge of Duties.
Washington. Feb. L. Senator Siuo it
made his long expected speech on his
own case in the senate today. He-spoie
for about half an hour. His address
proved to be a straight forward state
ment. There was only a fair attend-
uice. Sukkji was warmly congratulat
ed by niaiiv si na'ors when he took '.lis
soui. Dillingham followed in an argu
ment in support of Smoot.
In Ottn Hel'niMe,
Washington, i-V!,. I'.i. Sneaking 111
his own defense biloie the M-iiate to
day. Senator Reed Smooi of Flail, cou
demntd polygamy in strongest terms,
lie de( lar.'d polygamy does not now
cxi-i in I'tah, and i:s.-i:-Ting he never
had taken oath as an apostle in :h-j
church which would in any way pre
vent him from diehatging his duties
as senator and citizen with the utmost
.rtrr Viiiiartt.1 !! uauay.
He himself had it'-vor had but one
vife. and would not think of giving
official or personal sanction lo any oth
er arrangement in the cau.-o of other
members of the Mormon church. Not
only are there no nioie plural marriag
es, insisted Snioot, but Mormons in
charge of Flan courts always have ri-f-oioiir-ly
pro-ecu; od any members ot
their church guiitv ilnreof.
STEALS BOX WITH
Stranger Substitutes One Box for An
other Under Nose of Sales
man. Houston. Tex., Fob. 19. A local jew
elry company was robbed of $iio,ooo
wori'n of loose diamonds yesterday.
In the morning a stranger filtered
the store and asked to have an un
mount td diamond matched. A box of
loose stones was produced by the
cleik and they went through them trv
ing to select a similar stone. The
Granger did not appear lo be satisfied
and said ho would send his wile
around in the afttrnoon. He left the
store and. as the cleik supposed, the
box of diamonds was returned to the
There was occasion to take the !ir;
from the safe again in the afternoon,
and it was then discovered that, the
box that had been returned contained
only tissue paper instead of the val
uable jewels. It was identical in ap
pearance with the box for which it
had bet u siibsiiluK d.
TO SELECT A LOCATION
Board of Managers of Old Ladies' Home
Association Holds Meeting.
A mooting of the hoard of managers
of ihe Old Ladies' Home association
was held this morning at the Harper
house. Ii is the deire of the ladies in
charge to have ihe home in operation
by April 1 and various places tor loca;
ir.g the home were discussed, several
different locations being under consid
eiation. A committee wa apimintcl
to make investigations and report on a
favorable location. The employment.
of a matron and help was also discuss
ed but. no definite action was taken.
Street Railway Sold Under Hammer.
Henderson. Ky.. Feb. 1!. The Hen
derson Street Railway company Wrs
sold yesterday at public sale under an
order of the court, to satisfy ihe claims
of creditors. C. A. Hinch, president of
the Filth National bank of Cincinnati.
r presenting the bondholders, bought
the company's interests for $$0,000.
New Ytii-k. Feb. 19. A subpoena was
served yesterday on E. H. Harriman,
calling for his appearance before the
interstate commerce commission in
this city Monday next. Harriman ac
Pays $500 for Each Death.
Terre Hailte. Ind., Ftb. 19. Th
Dering Mining.eompany yesterday paid
the heirs of seven miners who were
killed by a recent explosion, $500 for