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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 31.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1907. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO GENTS.
Reported Chairman of the
SAYS BOARD KNEW
GO BACK IN
Oglesby Primary Bill is
Put irT Original
Former Assistant Cashier
of Walsh Bank Tells
About to Retire?
Called Out Militia.
Attorney C. A. Monroe, Who
Carried Through Economy
Power Deal, Testifies
Witnesses for Mrs. Brad
ley Swear Relatives
EXPERTS ARE CALLED
Hold Defendant Was Deranged
When Crime Was Committed
but Not Now!'
Washington, Nov. 22. The defense
in the. trial of Mrs. Bradley, charged
with the. murder of former Senator
Brown, today endeavored to strengthen
its plea of insanity by introducing ex
pert testimony on the subject. Several
alienists 'of note were present today.
Among these were Dr. Britton, Dr.
Evans, medical director of the New
Jersey state hospital for the insane,
and Dr. Charles G. Hill of Baltimore.
Held ot Innnur ov.
Although it is not claimed at pres
ent Mrs. Bradley is insane these ex
perts will be put on the stand to show
that for some time previously and on
the date "'of the tragedy Mrs. Bradley
was mentally irresponsible as a icsult
of criminal operations, and the many
wrongs Brown is alleged to have
heaped uponher. As the case pro
gresses interest in it increases.
Drluj' Kxpert Testimony.
Washington, Nov. 22.-The trial of
Mrs. Annie Bradley on the charge of
killing former Senator Brown was re
sumed this morning. Albert R. Barnes,
i assistant attorney general of Utah,
continued his testimony. The defense
announced expert testimony probably
would not be begun until Monday.
The hypothetical question is to be
propounded to the medical men has
been completed and embraces 1:5.000
words. It is expected the examination
0 all other witnesses for the defense
will be concluded today and adjourn
ment taken until Monday. '
Brown's Partner Warard Her Anny.
Judge Henderson, formerly a law
partner of Brown, testified to several
interviews with Mrs. Bradley, in one
of which he warned her to stay away
from his office. He also told of an
effort by both Mrs. Bradley and Mrs.
Brown to set the senator to sign a
statement in order that a divorce
might be secured.
Inspected to Take Illume.
Henderson testified Brown said to
his wife in the presence of Mrs. Brad
ley that Mrs. Brown had been a curse
to him and he would not resume rela
tions with her. Henderson further
testified Mrs. Bradley said to him she
would be blamed for everything and
that Brown would escape. She de-
clared she trusted Brown just as the
people of Utah had done while giving
him the highest office they had.
Barnes said he told Mrs. Bradley it
was his opinion Brown did not intend
to marry her. She was much agitated.
Recess was taken with Lyman
Shrewsbury, uncle of Mrs. Bradley, on
the stand. His testimony showed in
sanity in Mrs. Bradley's family.
Offer Financial AM.
t the afternoon session Shrewsbury
mentioned further incidents showing
the existence of insanity in Mrs. Brad
ley's family on the mother's side. -
Ilia Wife Insane.
Shrewsbury said on one occasion
Mrs. Shrewsbury became so fierce it
was necessary to send her to Los An
geles. At the time she was armed
with both a knife and a revolver. He
had no doubt that at such times as
this his wife was insane, and said an
' other sister of Mrs. Bradley's mother
was sent to an asylum.
Major King was recalled and testi
fied that in all his interviews with
tr Pradlev in 1903 and 1904 she
was laboring under great distress
ItendlnK ot letters.
Senator Southerland of Utah testi
fied Mrs. Bradley's reputation in Salt
and good order was
At 2:35 Attorney Wells began read
Ing letters of Senator Brown to Mrs.
Bradley, which were published in yes
terday'e Associated Press dispatches.
Mrs. Bradley was much affected.
At 3 o'clock the court, adjourned un
Several suggestions of financial help
for Mrs. Bradley "Rave reached here.
One ladv writes from Ann Arbor,
E. G. LEWIS MAY GO
FREE OF CHARGES
St, Louis, Nov. 22. The jury In the
case of E. G. Lewis, accused of Jiaving
use the mall to defraud, did not re
port this morning.
It is reported the
Jury deadlocked, standing 7 to 5 for
i t " " f' ;'
TOM TAGGART SAID TO BE ANX
IOUX TO RESIGN CHAIRMAN
SHIP OF NATIONAL DEM
Mauritania, ister Ship of Lusi
tania, .Breaks Latter's Mark
for 24 Hours.
STEAMS 624 KNOTS A DAY
Comes at Rate of 25 Knots a,n Hour
Arrival Delayed by Fog Outside
New York Harbor.
Newport, It. I., Nov. 22. The steam
er Mauritania turned Nantucket light
ship alter midnight according to wire
less dispatches and was between Mon
tauk and Fire island at 8 a. m. today
and procc3diig slowly on account of a
Needs IllsK Tide.
A message received from the Maure
tania states the ship might not teach
dock today. A high tide is necessary
to make it absolutely safe to bring the
big ship up the bay, but the Maure
tania was still fog bound at 9 a. m.,
when the tide reached its maximum
this morning. Prospects were the ship
will have to wait until next high tide
at 9: "JO p. m.
Ket-ord Hay's Hun.
Maurctania broke its sister ship, the
Lusitania's, records yesterday when
at noon it completed a day's run of
C24 knots. The Lusitania's best rec
ord for a day is CIS. As a day on the
westbound voyage of this ship is about
24 hours andr 50 minutes long the
Mauretania is coming west at the rate
of about 25 knots.
Mich., offering to send $25 and another
started a "daisy chain" for her benefit.
Tell of Acknowledgement.
Washington. Nov. 22. The story of
former United States Senator Brown's
acknowledgment of the paternitv of
the two youngest of Mrs. Bradley's
children was told yesterday in Judge
Stafford's court by other lips han hers.
"I acknowledge Arthur Brown and
Martin Montgomery' as my children by
Annie M. Bradley." Such was Mr.
Brown's own method of expressing
himself on .the subject, and the legend
was inscribed on a soiled and blotted
piece of writing paper. It was dated
Feb. 10,- 1905, and was brought to
light by Colonel Maurice M. Kaighn,
an attorney of Salt Lake City, the
present receiver in the United States
land office in that city and a friend
of Senator Brown of 30 years' stand
Oanred When She Got Slip. .
Colonel Kaighn was on the witness
stand for an hour during the afternoon
session of the Bradley trial and testi
fied that Mrs. Bradley brought the
telltale slip of paper to his office just
after she received it from Mr. Brown
with the ink not yet dry; how she
fairly danced into his. room, and how
she screamed with joy as she held the
paper aloft and told him that now all
would be well.
Colonel Kaighn related many inter
esting facts concerning his associa
tion with both Senator Brown and
Mrs. Bradley and upon the whole
made by far the best witness for the
little woman that yc( has taken the
stand, herself excepted. He told in
simple but forcible language of many
dramatic interviews with Mrs. Brad
ley and closed with the expression
of opinion that sho had become a
monomaniac on the subject of her ..re
lationship to the ex-senator. He said
he believed her mind to have been un
balanced. "I hated to do it." he said, after he
left the stand. "For Senator Brawn
was one of my most intimate friends,
but one cannot trifle with one's con
science." - Live Wire Kills Student.
Princeton. N. J. Nov. 22.James
Walker. Jr., a Princeton freshman of
Evansville, IndT, was instantly killed
' yesterday oy an eiectric iignx wire.
CONFERENCE IS HELD
Informal Meeting Planning Time
and Place for Selecting
French Lick, Ind., Nov. 22. Mem
bers of the national 'democratic com
mittee are gathering here today to at
tend the informal conference whic's
will decide upon the time and the place
of the formal meeting of the commit
tee at which the time and place for
holding the next national convention
will be selected.
Heady to Uetire.
A close friend of Chairman Taggart
said Taggart would like to be relieved
of the chairmanship of the committee,
but would still like to represent Indi
ana on the committee.
BEFORE GRAND JURY
N. Brady, H. H. Vreeland and
Thomas H. Ryan Among Wit
New York, Nov. 22. Anthony N.
Brady, Thomas F. Ryan. H. II. Vree
land and Paul D. Gravath again ap
peared before the grand jury today in
the investigation into the sale of the
Wall and Cortland Street Ferry and
Railway company, a paper road, to
the Metropolitan Securities company.
Brady had bought the franchise for
quarter of -a" million land" sold it for
$905,000. Vreeland was. formerly pres
ident cf the New York Citv railway,
Gravath is counsel for the Metropoli
tan Securities and Ryan is director
of the same company.
BUYS A LIGHTING PLANT
Oquavka Votes to Try Municipal
Ownership of Public Utility.
Oquawka, Ut., Nov. 22. Oquawka
has decided to embark in the muni
cipal ownership business. Recently the
people of the Henderson county seat
decided to purchase and run as a city
utility the electric light plant.
When the. votes were counted it
was discovered that 182 ballots had
been cast and that the proposition to
pnrcTiasc the plant had carried by the
small majority of 17 votes. '
LYNX KILLS A DAKOTA BOY
Head Almost Severed from Body by
Animal He Tried to Slay.
Kenmare, N. D., Nov. 22. Walter
Johnson, aged 16, living eight miles
north of McKinny, was literally torn
to pieces by a lynx, which he attempt
ed to kill. When found the boy's head
was almost torn from his body.
Sterling Mayor Claps on Lid.
Sterling, 111., Nov. 2.2. Mayor John
L. Janson has placed the lid on the
city, stoppipgall games of chance and
turning slot machines to the wall.
" Decline in Stocks.
New York, Nov. 22. General de
clines were shown by the first prices
in stocks today.
PEONAGE IN THE
New Orleans, La., Nov. 22.-
line v of the nlans for stamping
peonage In the south was given out
today by'Mrs. Mary Grace Quakenbos,
the only woman special assistant to the
attorney general of the United States.
Mrs. Quakenbos was recently assigned
to the peonage cases in the southern
states. . .
!Vo( Thoroughly I'nnderatood.
One thing which I am compelled to,
WRITE ANSWERS ON THE TYPEWRITER
IN UNIQUE MARRIAGE CEREMONY
Minneapolis,, Minn., Nov. 22. Fin
gering on their marriage vows on
the keyboard of a typewriter, Carrie
Lemke of Cando, N. D.f and Chris D.
Anderson of Willow City, N. D., both,
deaf and dumb, were yesterday made
husband and wife in what was prob-
. ably the most unique marriage cere
mony ever performed m Minnesota.
IN HEARING AT CHICAGO
Asserts That Congressmen Madden
and Snapp Helped Obtain Rec
ognition at Washington.
Chicago, Nov. 22. Attorney Charles
A. Monroe, who carried through the
power development schema in the Des
plaines river, was on the witness stand
yesterday- afternoon before the legis
lature's investigating committee.
Both Commissioners Sackett and
Snively had' testified previously that
they were in misty Ignorance regard
ing the plans for water power develop
ment, but Mr. Monroe said the whole
scheme had been outlined to them and
that there was 'a friendly agreement to
enable him to secure what he needed.
He related how Congressmen How
ard Snapp and Martin B. Madden had
aided him before the war department
in his efforts to secure federal sanc
tion for his plans. He said that he
had been turned away until he secured
the services of Mr.' Snapp and Mr.
First Met with Sueee.
"I did not have any success until
they said they would help me," tie
said. "One day I met them in front
of the hali of representatives, and Mr.
" 'Howard, you take Charlie over to
the war office and introduce him.'
"Mr. Snapp took me over, and I be
gan to get attention. Mr. Snapp told
the secretary of war tnat the enter
prise was a great one. in favor of the
deep waterway, and that he was inter
ested in for that, reason. The fed
eral officials said they would not in
terfere because they did "Got regard
the Desplaines as a navigable stream."
He also said that the war depart
ment had agreed to give the enterprise
official sanction if the promoters would
give the federal authorities-.control
over the levels so that tfe tlam and
pool could be used as Jtarf.4iny wa
terway undertaken by he... govern
Umhnrraimen thp ntnrlHa4iirrii, -
To the great embarrassment of the
two canal, commissioners, Mr. Monroe
testified that all the subsequent plans
for the Enterprise had been discussed
with them and that they had been
told that the 16 acres Which were sold
to him by them were absolutely nec
essary to carry out his plans for a dam
at Dresden Heights.
Without this land, which carried ri
parian rights, he could not have back
ed the waterup far enough to form a
pool of the desired dimensions.
"There was a gentlemen's agreement
that I should have the land," he said,
"and the commissioners were to see
that the sale was conducted in accord
ance with the law. They said it had
to be sold at public auction. The auc
tion was held at Lockport and Wil
liam Keough, one of the assistant su
perinteadents, auctioned it off.
He was asked if any other persons
were present and said that the only
persons there were Keough, himself,
and a stenographer. The deed was
signed in Chicago at the Majestic ho
,tel. He said It was his understanding
that the flowage rights which he ob
tained were perpetual.
Board Makem Dnm Ponalble.
The plans, ho said, were for a pool
about nine miles long, a mile wide in
places, and 23 feet deep. Without the
grants given him by the canal board
and without the 16 acres sold to him
it would have been impossible for nim
to have built the dam at Dresden
Without these grants he could have
PROMISES TO END
fight against," said Mrs. Quakenbos,
"is the fct that few persons as yet
realize my. motives and purposes. -With
proper .support I bellev.e .4 -can com
pletely wipe out peonage in the south
within the next yif""
WifVbf General Dies.
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 22. Mrs. An
nie McLaren, wife of General Robert
N. McLaren, commander of Fort Snell-
ing during the war, is dead.-
. The service took place at the court
house and was performed by William
E. Bates, court commissioner. Bates
placed a large sheet of paper in a type
writer, wrote the first-question and
peaked the groom to read It and write
an answer. He then wrote the ques
tions for the bride andJiad her read
them and .write the answers.
BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE
Presidential Electors and Na
tional Delegates, How
Springfield, 111., Nov. 22. Members
cf the subcommittee of the joint con
ference committee in charge of the
Oglesby primary election bill have
reached an agreement upon every
point in the measure.
Like Original Form.
If the whole committee adopts the
subcommittee report the Oglesby bill
will be reported back to the senate
and house practically in the original
form, stripped of only the provision
for the selection in primaries of pres
idential electors, national convention
delegates and state university trustees.
'Sow Direct In nlurc
The bill is now a direct plurality
ODD FELLOWS GIVE
LARGELY TO HOMES
Illinois Grand Lodge Appropriates
$25,000 for Building at Mattoon
$15,000 for Lincoln.
Springfield. 111., Nov. 22. The grand
lodge of Illinois Odd Fellows appro
priated $25,000 toward the construc
tion of an additional building at the
Old Folks home at Mattoon. It also
appropriated $15,000 for a-iHiw hoa.k
ing plant at the Orphans'1 home at
Lincoln, and the grand lodge and the
Rebekahs each appropriated $5,000 for
a building for a manual training and
domestic science school at the Or
The grand assembly. Daughters of
Itebokahs, reelected Mrs. Mary P.
Miller of Springfield president and
Mrs. .Carrie Skaggs of Harrisburg
treasurer without opjiosition. Mrs.
Nellie L. Harris of Chicago was re
elected chief instructress,- over Mrs.
lLillie E. Stewart of Chicago.
It voted to increase the appropria
tion for the Odd Fellows' home at
Mattoon and 4he Orphans' home at
Lincoln from $3,500 to $5,000.
BATTLE AT JOLSET
Strike Resulting from Attempt to Re
duce Wages Leads to Seri
Joliet, 111., Nov. 22. A riot occurred
today as a result of a strike following
an attempted wage reduction among
stone quarrymen. Strikers and men
wishing to take their places clashed
and bloodshed resulted. Revolvers
were used, but most of the shots were
fired in the air to intimidate. A num
ber of men on both sides were hit by
stones but no serious injuries resulted.
The riot occurred in tlye vicinity of
the Western Stone company's quarry.
The men have been on strike since
last Monday. Police and deputy sher
iffs are patrolling the district.
secured a 13V&-foot head of water fur
ther up the river, but he said it was
likely he never would have undertaken
the work if he could not have made
arrangements with the canal board.
He testified that-neither Mr. Snapp,
Mr. Madden nor any other politician
who Jiad aided him had done so for
any other reason than that furnished
by their dire to aid the ideep water
way project. As an aid to the ship
canal he said he considered it one of
its chief friends and his work at Dres
den Heights as entirely beneficial to
INDIAN RAIL STRIKE ENDS
Leaders of Movement Discharged and
Others Resume Work.
Calcutta, Nov. 22. The strike of the
employes of the East Indian railway
collapsed today with a summary dis
charge of some of the European lead
ers of the movement. Most of the en
gineers promptly resumed work.
Lays Off 500 Men.
Albany; N. Y., Nov. 22. About, 400
men employed in the shops of the New
York Central & Hudson River railroad
west of Albany have been laid off.
Thio -la nhnnt nn(Mitmrtpr nf tho'
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GOVERNOR CUMMINS OF IOWA,
WHOSE EFFORTS TO STOP
DAVENPORT FIGHT WERE
BRYAN HAS A PLAN
Believes Government Guaran
tee of National Bank Depos
its Adeauate Remedy
FOR CRISIS IN MONEY MARKET
Holds System Vould Be Self Support
ing, Banks Themselves Paying
Washington, Nov. 22. William Jen
nings Iirvan issued a statement last
night on the financial situation, say
ing that the most important thing is
to restore confidence. He said if the
money that is beini hoarded can be
brought out the stringency wuuld dis
appear. Speakiug of postal banks, Mr. Bryan
says he does not believe that plau
would furnish complete relief, as it
would take a long time to make the
plan effective. He thoifsht it possible
to give immediate relief by an act of
Lcongress providing that, the govern
ment guarantee all deposits in national
Yii11 I re fonttilc nrr.
"I do not know what the effect of
the new bond issue will be," Mr. BryanJ
said, "but it. seems to me that the re
lief ought to come from the other di
rection. Plans so far have be.Mi in
tended to furnish government money
!o the banks, whereas the most im
portant thing now is to restore confi
dence in bank depositors, and thus not
only prevent withdrawals but secure
deposits. While the banks are good
and while the depositors are not justi
fied in being frightened, some deposit
ors are unreasonable, and their timid
ity may embarrass the bank?. If the
money that is being" hidden and
hoarded can be brought back into cir
culation, the present stringency will
disappear at once.
I.imit-t Dt-io.itK Fault.
The administration is prepared, so
we are informed, to recommend a pos
tal savings bank. While this would
doubtless encourage deposits, and
while those deposits could in turn be
handed over to the banks, it does not
furnish complete relitjf, because the
plan as presented limits deposits and
does not contemplate the opening of
circulating accounts. The business
community, therefore, cannot use the
postal savings banks to any great ex
tent, and. besides, it would lake some
time to inaugurate a postal savings
I'ointM Out Remedy.
"I believe it is possible for the gov
ernment to give immediate relief by
an act of congress providing for the
guarantee by the government of all
deposits in . all national banks the
banks thus' guaranteed to agree to re
imburse' the government for any losses
incurred and to make this reimburse'
ment in proportion to their deposits
The advantage of 'this plan is:
First That every depositor In such
guaranteed bank will feel secure.
'Second The expense of it will be
paid by the banks which get the bene
fit of it and this expense will be small
compared with the benefit gained.
Third It can be put into effect im
mediately, thus restoring confidence
and enabling business to be resumed."
ARREST THE CREWS OF CARS
Police Act After Wreck on Lake Shore
. Interurban. i
- Sandusky, Ohio, Nov. 22. In a head
on collision early today between an in
terurban Lake Shore electric motor
and a city car a dozen 'men were Injur
ed, five seriously. Two may die. Po
lice arrested Motorman Baldwin and
Conductor Landis of the interurban
car, and attempted to arrest William
Jakes, conductor of the city car, but
Jakes, although injured, escaped.
Lumbering Town Burned.
Huntington, W". . Va., ! Nov. 22.
Oceana, a lumbering village, 50 miles
south of here, was'almpst, entirely de
6troyed by fire last night. The los
will exceed $100,000. -
MADE OUT MANY NOTES
Each for $92,000 and It Was
Immediately Discounted by
Chicago. Nov. 22. Frederick V. Mc
Iin, formerly assistant cashier of the
Chicago National bank, told on the
witness stand today in the trial of
John R. Walsh of the making by him
of a number of nxenKH'andurn notes,
each for the sum of $92,000, and he
made the notes, signed various names
to them, and discounted them at the
direction of Walsh.
Note Later Denrroyed.
When the' notes, he said, were paid
by means of discount credit tickets,
they w-ere destroyed. The same col
lateral, $100,000 in bonds of the Illinois
Southern railway, was accepted by the
bank for old and new notes.
Fnrnirr n iiood WitaeNM.
Chicago, Nov. 22. A farmer, came
down from Canada yesterday to tes
tify against John R. Walsh. The story
he told to the jury in Judge Ander
son's court was the most positive and
enlightening testimony the government
has put forward so far in support of
its contention that Walsh misapplied
$7,000,000 of the funds of the Chicago
The farmer's name is Frederick W.
McLean. From 18S2 until Feb. .1.
190ft, McLean was employed in the
Chicago National bank. For forur
years of that time he was assistant
cashier, and had charge of the notes
discounted and the bond sales which,
form such a large part of the govern-"
Worked l oder Wnlnh'n .Direction.
He made out in various names the
famous "memorandum notes'' which
netted the Walsh railroads millions of
the bank's money. He testified that
he did this under the direction of
Walsh. Previous to this, one of the
men whose name was signed to a
$32,000 note had testified that he knew
nothing of the transaction and had au
thorized no one to sign his name.
McLean took the stand late in the
afternoon. He proved to be a quiet,
modest man not at all the unwilling
Walsh ally the government lawyers
had expected. '
Secretary Cortetyou Is Placing the
New Paper Issued by the
Washington, Nov. 22. Announce
ment is made by Secretary Cortelyou
yesterday afternoon that allotments
had already begun for tho new treas
ury certificates. Allotments jot the 2
per cent Panama bonds will " not be
made until after all bids are submitted
at the close of business. Nov. 30.
The secretary intimated that appli
cations for both bonds and certificates
were being received in satisfactory
amount, but he was- not prepared as
yet to disclose the volume of sub;
script ions and allotments. It is under
stood allotments are being made with
a certain degree of discrimination
where it is believed they will have
the best effect upon the money market.
Contraband Worth $100,000.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.. Nov. 22.
The biggest seizure of contraband fish
in the history of Canada was made by.
officials at Killarney, near the Cana
dian Soo. Tugs and nets belonging to
Purvis Bros., with fish, altogether
worth $100,000, were secured. James
Noble, fish commissioner of Canada, it
is reported, has been caught with same
fish out of season. .V
Ship for Illinois Militia. '
Washington, Nov. 22. Assistant
Secretary Newberry has assigned the
Nashville for the use of the Illinois
naval militia. .The vessel is no longer
of "value to the regular navy.
TORPEDO BOAT HITS ;
.STEAMER IN HARBOR
Washington,' Nov. 22. A telegram '
was received today at the navy-department
from Commandant Barry at the
Norfolk navy yards stating the torpedo'
boat Shubrick was in collision today
with the. New York, Philadelphia " &
Norfolk line ' steamer Maryland , in
Hampton Roads and damaged to some
extent. , " , ' ; ;
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