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DR. HYDE IS COMVICTE
Jury Finds Kansas
LIFE TERM PENALTY
Verdict Severe Blow to Prison
er and Family Expected
' Kansas City, Mo., May 16. Dr. Hyde
Was found guilty In the first degree
of the murdeof Colonel Swope today,
the Jury reporting after having been
out since Friday evening. The penalty
Is life imprisonment.
"Oh, dark," cried Mrs. Hyde when
the verdict was read by Judge Lat
shaw. She threw her arms about his
neck and wept silently. Then she pat
ted her husband on the cheek.
Hyde' Taken Aback.
Dr. Hyde sat motionless. He looked
firmly at Judge Latshaw while the ver
dict was being received. As the words
"imprisonment in the state penlten
tlary'during his natural life" were pro
nounced his eyes fell upon the floor.
v "Don't worry, dearie," he said as his
wife clasped him in her arms.
Try to Comfort Wife.
Mrs. E. N. Hopkins and Miss Laura
V Hyde, sisters of the physician, looked
distressed but did not break down.
They tried to comfort Mrs. Hyde and
appear brave before her.
"We shall hope for the best," they
Bald. "We don't understand this ver
dict, Clark is innocent." "
"I . havent lost hope," declared
Soon Taken to Cell.
Within 10 minutes after the verdict
had been returned the doctor was on
his way to his cell. Mrs. Hyde remain
ed in the court room some time. She
was extremely weak. Neither Mrs.
Logan Swope nor any of her children,
except Mrs. Hyde, was in the room
when the Jury reported."
- - Fonr-Waya" toaKew'TrTal
Hyde will be sentenced in open court
by Judge Latshaw either Thursday or
Friday. The law allows the defense
four days in which to file a motion
for a new trial.
"Treat that prisoner the same as any
other," Judge Latshaw ordered County
Marshal Mayes, "give him few priv
ileges and no luxuries."
Hyde will be permitted to send out
tor meals but must sleep in a cell."
Propose to Fight to Last.
"I will file a motion for a new trial
and then take an appeal in the case,"
said Frank Walsh, chief counsel for
The verdict came unexpectedly.
Every attorney in the case had given
up hope of the Jury, which had been
out since Friday night, coming to an
agreement. It was reported this morn
ing one of the jurors vowed he would
"vote for acquittal until I die of old
Decided to Hold Jurors.
Judge Latshaw, half an hour be
fore the verdict came in decided to
change his plan of discharging the
ury tomorrow morning If they did
not agree. He planned to hold them
for several days longer. When the
announcement came the verdict was
ready. The news spread rapidly and
sach inch of space in the courtroom
was soon occupied.
"There must be absolute quiet,"
said the court. "The marshal is
ordered to arrest to avoid a demon
stration." Defendant Brought Ont.
From out of a little side room
there appeared Dr. Hyde, his wife
and sister. They sat down at the
defenses ta"ble. The overcoat the
physician had worn for two days as
If he was ready to go home was con
spicuously absent. All the attor
neys in the case were present. The
group at Hyde's table was hopeful,
but inclined to nervousness.
t Reported 11 to 1 for Conviction.
? Report4 unauthorized but per
sistent, were that for many hours the
vote had been 11 to 1 for conviction.
The arrival of an agreement made
it appear certain the physician had
been found guilty. In the face of
discouraging prospects, Mrs. Hyde
tried to be brave. Little time was
wasted in reading the verdict. The
crowd heard it, arose . and silently
tropped from the room without con
Judge Latshaw thanked the Jurors
and they hurried home, glad to go for
It was Just five weeks ago today the
Wife Propoaea to Fight On.
An hour after the verdict was
reached, Mrs. Hyde was able to go
home. Before leaving she Bald: "I
am now over the first shock and am"
feeling strong. I shall take immed
iate steps to make a motion ' for a
new trial. Failing in this I shall ar
range for an appeal."
Frank Walsh, leading counsel for
Hyde, said: "The case will be ap
pealed. We have every confidence in
its final outcome."
Mrs. Swope Shrleka.
Wha the aew of the conviction
IN FIRST DEGREE
was forwarded by telephone to Mrs.
Swope she shrieked and dropped the
receiver. She refused to make a
It is the belief of the court at
taches the supreme court will be un
able to reach Hyde's case for at least
a year on account of a crowded dock
et. The law in Missurol prohibits
courts from admitting convicted mur
derers to bail.
Mrs. S Trope Satisfied.
Mrs. Logan O. Swope was feeling
improved this afternoon and consented
to talk. Said she was satisfied she
was doing the right thing in prosecu
tion of her son-in-law and was con
vinced justice had been given the de
fendant. As for a reconciliation with
her daughter she said the doors of the
house and her heart were open to her
whenever she wants to come home.
FORCES MOVING '
- TOWARDS CONFLICT
Prospects of Armed Clash Between
the Armies of Ecuador and
Lima, Peru, May 16. A government
transport carrying a regiment of ar
tillery, hospital corps, and ammunition
sailed today for Tumber, the northern
boundary of Peru. Official advices re
ceived from Ayavaca, just south of the
Ecuadorean frontier, reports the troops
of Ecuador can be seen approaching.
MINERS AT WORK
COAL PRICE IS UP
Iowa Operators Announce Advance
as Result of Concessions Made
Des Moines, Iowa, May 16. Seven
teen thousand Iowa mine workers to
day resumed work after a suspension
of six weeks. Owing to concessions
granted, the mine operators advanced
the price of all coal mined in the Thir
teenth Iowa district 2 cents a ton.
" PLACED ON TRIAL
Secretary of Sugar Company Accused
of Conviction With Weighing
New York, May 16. Charles R.
Heike, secretary of the American Su
gar Refining company, regarded by the
government as the man "higher up" in
the sugar underweighing conspiracy,
was placed on trial today in the fed
eral court. Heike's counsel renewed
the plea of not guilty for his client and
elected to have the case go to trial by
Jury. One hundred talesmen were
ST. JOHN'S BRANCH
Xeivly Elected Officers of Western
Catholic Union Are Installed.
at Columbia Hall.
St. John's branch 8, Western Cath
olic union, celebrated its 30th anni
versary with a sociable at Columbia
hall last evening. There was a pro
gram of music and toasts. F. W.
Heckenkamp, president, and Michael
Reinert, trustee, both of the national
organization, were here from Qulncy
as the guests of honor. Both gave
talks.. The newly elected officers of
St. John's branch were installed.
President Frank Wich.
Vice president-: Frank Engleman.
Financial secretary Adam Klotz.
Recording secretary Edward
Treasurer L. J. Winter.
Treasurer Valentine Nold.
Trustee Fred Erhart.
CAPTAIN CARTER TO
REOPEN HIS CASE
Chicago, May 16. Captain Oberlin
N. Carter announced today he had filed
with the supreme court of the United
States a petition for a rehearing in
the case in which he was held guilty
of defrauding the government. Carter
alleges the supreme court was misled
by perjured testimony.
BE IN SESSION
UNTIL JULY 15
Washington, May 16. "It looks to
me as if congress may be in session
until the 15th of July," declared Rep
resentative Dwight, republican "whip"
of the house, today. This prediction
was based on a careful calculation of
the status of pending measures.
or Tuesday; colder
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 52. Maxi
mum temperature In last 24 hours, 63;
minimum in 12 hours, 50. Velocity of
wind at 7 a. m., 6 miles per hour. Pre
cipitation, .15. Relative humidity at
7 p. m., 70; at 7 a. m., 84.
(48 hour changes.)
St. Paul 3.5 .3
Red Wing 2.0 .0
Reed's Landing . ... 1.8 .2
La Crosse 2.9 .2
Prairie du Chien 3.8 .2
Dubuque 4.2 .6
Clinton 4.2 .6
Le Claire 2.1 .2
Davenport 4. .4
Only slight changes in the Mississip
pi will occur from below Dubuque to
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.
Sun sets 7:07. rises 4:37; day's length
fourteen and one-half hours: moon sets
2:03 a. m.; 3:32 a. m., Halley's comet
today 7 degrees south of Alpha Arietls;
will be lost a few days in passing the
HALLEY'S COMET BULLETIN.
Copyright, 1910, by Frederic Camp
bell. May 16 Halley's comet rises today
at 3:08 a. m.; tomorrow at 3:32 a. m.
Sun rises 4:37. Comet's speed today
about 1,650 miles per minute. Comet
about 7 degrees south of star Alpha
Arietls. Comet's distance from the
earth, 20,800,000 miles. Position today,
right ascension, 1 hour 49 minutes 52
seconds; declination, 15 degrees .59
Date for Rehearing Set. ,
Washington, May 16. The supreme
court of the United States today fixed
Nov. 14 the date for a rehearing of
the Tobacco and Standard Oil cases.
ENEMY OF UNION LABOR DEAD
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J. W. VAN
St. Louis, May 16. J. W. Van
Cleave, who for several years was
president of the National Manufac
turers association and the Citizens'
Industrial association, died of heart
dsease at his home here yesterday.
Mr. Van Cleave leaped Into national
prominence because of his bitter op
position to Samuel Gompers and the
American Federation of. Labor. As
head of the Bucks Stove company,
which Gompers had attacked through
a boycott, he made a number of bitter
speeches attacking labor unions. He
was at that time president of the Citi
zens' Industrial association, a body of
manufacturers, and because of his at
titude on labor subjects he met with
the antagonism of members, as the
result of which he resigned from his
Mr. Van Cleave was born in Ken
SOME REAL LIVE GOSSIP FROM
THE CAPITAL OF THE NATION
(Special Correspondence of The Arsus.)
Washington, May 14. Representa
tive government, almost but not
quite prevails in the national house
Although still objectionable as
passed by the house, the railroad
regulation bill was discussed, amend
ed and improved. And it was all
done in the open.
The entire membership of the
house, for a change, was permitted
to vote on the question of rejecting
undesirable sections. The improve
ment of the bill by amendment was
also allowed. . ;
Heretofore these privileges have
to all' practical ends been enjoyed
almost exclusively by the represen
tatives of the tariff trusts, the rail
roads. Wall street and other forms
MONDAY, MAY 16, 1910. TEN
FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER
f ' "v",tf Ik
fln J'vi''- r-'i
Dr. B. C. Hyde, Alleged Slayer of Colonel Thomas Swope.
BURKE AT SPRINGFIELD ON NEW LEAD
Chicago, May 16.-r-The trial of Lee
O'Neill Browne, charged with brihery
in' connection with the election of Sen
ator Lorimer, was postponed until May
24. On that date Judge McSurely rul
ed he would hear a motion to quash
the indictment against Browne.
' Link' lTp for Contempt.
Springfield, 111., May 16. Represent
ative Link was scheduled to appear
before Judge Shirley in the Sangamon
tucky in 1S49 and served In the con
federate army during the civil war as
a member of Morgan's raiders. When
the war ended he became an employe
of a firm of stove founders,- and he
continued in that line of business un
til the time of his death.
Since 18S8 he had been connected
with the Bucks Stove company, first
as general manager and then succes
sively as secretary, treasurer, vice
president and president. He organized
the Citizens' Industrial association of
St. Louis and also the State Federa
tion of Missouri. In 1906 he was elect
ed president of the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers, which has gen
eral offices in New York and branches
all through the United States. '
Until 1896 he was a democrat, but
left the party with ihe Bryan ascenden
cy and became a republican.
of special privilege which dominate
the republican party through either
the control of local politics or colos
sal campaign contributions.
Had the Cannon machine been
working smoothly, the railroad bill
would have been prepared by com
mittee in the exact form it would
have become a law. That is, a few
men would have done the legislating
instead of the entire membership of
the house. Had Cannonism prevail
ed, the railroad bill would have been
reported from committee under a
rule prohibiting the membership of i
the house from voting for or against
amendment. . Bad features of the bill
could not have been eleminated. The
entire measure. Jokers and all, would
have been forced down the throat of i
the house just as submitted by!
"Uncle Joe's" committee on interstate '
TRIAL PUT OFF;
circuit court this afternoon to answer
the charge of contempt of court. for
refusing to answer questions before
the grand jury last Friday In connec
tion with the legislative bribery inves
tigation. There were no witnesses
here other than Link.
H New lad, Too.
State's Attorney Burke states he Is
preparing to investigate the alleged
attempts to defeat labor legislation at
the last general assembly.
KEPT IN THE BILL
Insurgents and Democrats Fail In
Attempt to Make Change in
Washington. May 16. A motion by
.ICjimmms that the senate strike-Hrcrof
tfcejrallroad bjll the section to create
a cq.urt 01 commerce was oeieatea
zs to 37. -
The only republicans who voted for
the Cummins amendment were Bever-
idge, Borah, Bristow, Clapp, Crawford,
Cuimins, Dolliver and LaFoIlette.
The house today declined to give
the necessary two-thirds vote in favor
of a change In the date of inaugura
tion of president to the last Thursday
IN ENGLAND FOR
FUNERAL OF KING
Roosevelt Arrives to Be Special Am
bassador of United States at
London, May 16. Roosevelt, special
American ambassador at the funeral of
King Edward, arrived in London this
morning and was received by King
George at Marlborough house, and lat
er visited Buckingham palace, where
the body of the late monarch is pri
vately lying in state.
Berlin, May 16. Former Presi
dent Roosevelt left here at noon yes
terday for London. Herr von Schoen,
secretary for foreign affairs, the
members of the embassy and many
Americans bade the party farewell at
the station. From the window of
the train Colonel . Roosevelt assured
the foreign secretary that he had en
joyed every moment of his stay in
Berlin. The Americans gave three
cheers and a tiger as the train moved
BOILERS BLOW UP; 3 DEAD
Six Others Injured in Coal Plant Ac
cident Near Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, May 16. A battery of
five boilers exploded at the plant of
the Diamond Coal and Coke com
pany at Chewtown, Washington coun
ty, yesterday, killing three men. S'.x
and foreign commerce, which is gen
erously packed with men friendly to
The improvement of the railroad
bill in the house through a coalition
of the democrats and progressives is
a cause for rejoicing. But it does
not mean that the people have really
wrested control of the national law
making machinery from the special
privilege ring. For this reason:
The house is only the lower branch
of congress. The railroad bill will
not become a law as passed by the
house. The senate is the dominating I
branch of congress, and it is Btill con
trolled absolutely by the greedy cor
porate interests. The senate will
pass a bill containing some of the
very features stricken from the meas-
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BALLIfJGER "KILLS SHAKE;"
LETS OUT STENOGRAPHER
others, including employes and resi
dents in the dozen or more houses
near by, were injured, but none will
die. The dead:
WILLIAM ADAMSON, electrical
engineer, aged 29.
PETER WALSH, aged 45.
EARL BOVARD, aged 34.
BASLE WINS 24
HOUR AUTO RACE
Finishes in Simplex at Brighton
Beach With 1,145 Miles to
Brighton Beach, N. Y., May 16.
Charles Basle, driving a Simplex car,
won the 24 hour automobile race at the
Motor Racing association Saturday
night, completing 1,145 miles. Ralph
Mulford, driving a Sears No. 1, fin
ished second, 2" miles behind Basle,
while Ralph DePalma, in a Fiat, was
third with 1,107 miles. The record
for the time is 1,196 miles. Ten ot
the 12 starters finished.
The race cost the life of one man,
the serious injury of a second and
minor hurts of two others. William
F. Bradley, mbechanician for Louis
Strang, sustained injuries that caused
his death. Jack Towers, a mechani
cian, received a broken leg and In
ternal hurts, and William Endicott
and John McGruder, driver and
mechanician of the Cole car, were sent
to the hospital with painful but not
dangerous injuries. There were nu
merous minor accidents.
Conditions at Changs ha, China, Indi
cate New Uprising Is
Washington, May 16. Another upris
ing in Changsha, China, is much fear
ed. The commander of the United
States gunboat Helena telegraphed the
state department from Hankow to the
effect that conditions in Changsha are
most serious and that all foreigners
were notified officially the 11th instant
to .seek refuge in the ships that were
ON AT CINCINNATI
Cincinnati, May 16. Rioting follow
ed the initiation of a kosher meat
strike here today. Angry women in
vaded the markets, threw kerosene
on the stock in several instances and
attacked other women who had bought
meat from the Interdicted shops. Two
arrests were made.
OUT IN MISSOURI
Jefferson City, Mo., May 16. The
governor this afternoon ordered four
companies of militia to Ilasco, Ralls
county, to suppress a riot by 1,500 for
eign workmen at the Atlas Cement
QUAKES SHAKE THE
WEST INDIA ISLANDS
St. Thomas, D. W. I., May 16. A
sharp earthquake was felt at George
town, British Guiana, Saturday night.
There were also slight shocks on the
island of Trinidad and a mild disturb
ance on the island of Grenada.
FOREST FIRES ARE CHECKED
Rain Saves Town of Walker, Minn.,
and Tuberculosis Hospital.
St. Paul, Minn., May 16. A message
from Walker, Minn., today stated for
est fires, which threatened the town and
state tuberculosis hospital, were check
ed by rain.
LAKE SH0RERAISES PAY
Adopts Scale Fixed for B. & O. Em
ployes by Arb'trators.
New York, May 16. It was announc
ed today the trainmen and conductors
on the Lake Shore & Michigan South
ern and Michigan Central had been
granted wage Increases identical with
the Baltimore & Ohio award by the
Discuss Unfortunate Children.
St. Louis, May 16. The annual ses
sion of the national conference of
the education of backward, truant, de
linquent and dependent children began
ON EFFORTS OF
Washington, May 16. Charles W.
Morse, the convicted banker, was to
day denied the privilege of filing an
application for a writ of habeas corpus
by the supreme court of the United
PRICE TWO CENTS.
E M. Kerby, Who Made
President Taft Personally En
ters Controversy by Issu
ing a Statement.
Washington, May 16. Frederick M.
Kerby, stenographer in the office of
the secretary of the interior, who on
Saturday issued a statement regarding
the Lawler memorandum on the Glavls
charges to the president, was dis
charged from the government service
by Secretary Balllnger today.
Said Lawler Exonerated Balltngrer:
Kerby's statement was to the effect
that Oscar Lawler, assistant attorney
general for the interior department, a
subordinate of Balllnger, was the one
who really prepared the letter exon
eratng Balllnger that was subsequently
adopted by Taft "A copy of Lawler's
original letter compared with that later
made public by the president, shoved
a striking similarity In wordng.
Called a "Traitor."
In a stinging letter dismissing Kerby
"for the good of the service" Balllnger
said the stenographer was "unworthy
to remain in It." "The fact that your
treachery," said the secretary, "is fu
tile cannot mitigate the character of
Kerby Leaves H to Pablle.
Kerby said the secretary's action
was not a surprise. "As to the charges
made by Balllnger against me," con
tinued Kerby, "I am willing to leave
it to the Judgment of the people of the
country as to whether I acted treach
erously or patriotically and I feel cer
tain the general verdict will be in my
power. At any rate I think Balllnger
Is not an excellent judge of ethics."
. Taft Cornea Bat. - -
Washington, May 16. President Taft
made public last night a letter address
ed to Senator Nelson, chairman of the
committee investigating the Interior
department and tha forestry service,
explaining In detail the manner In
which the letter of last September ex
onerating Secretary Balllnger upon the
charges made by L. R, Glavis was pre
pared. This letter to Senator Nelson, form
ing another chapter In the latest sen- .
sational turn of affairs in connection
with the Balllnger investigation, was
the product of a long conference at
the White house, at which were pres
ent, besides the president, Secretary of
War Dickinson, Attorney General
Wickersham and Secretary of Com
merce and Labor Nagel.
Anawer to Kerby Charge.
It is a sequel to the brief statement
issued at the White house Saturday
evening, following the publication of
an affidavit by Frederick W. Kerby, a
stenographer in the office of the secre
tary of the Interior, declaring that As
sistant Attorney General Lawler, prac
tically acting for Secretary Balllnger,
had prepared the letter of exoneration
which the president signed, and that
the rough drafts and notes had been
burned to cover the tracks.
Makea Three Folata.
President Taft makes three striking
points in his letter to Senator Nelson:
First That he requested Mr.
Lawler "to prepare an opinion as if
he were president," the president
being occupied with other matters
but having made up his mind in
the case In a manner with which
Mr. Lawler was acquainted.
Second That he finally used
only a few paragraphs from the
Lawler draft opinion, and that the
opinion contained criticism of Mr.
Pinchot and Mr. Glavis which be
did not think it wise to adopt.
Third That he directed the at
torney general to prepare a writ
ten statement of the analysis and
Conclusions he (the attorney gen
eral) previously had given to the
president on the case, and to "date
it prior to the date of ray opinion,
so as to show that my decision
was fortified by his summary of
the evidence and his conclusions
Will Wot ftenfira.
Secretary Balllnger was not at tht
White house yesterday, and in re
sponse to Inquiries declared he had no
knowledge of the statement in prepar
ation. During the day rumors were
spread that Mr. Balllnger was to re
sign because he believed his position
was embarrassing the administration
and that in resigning he would an
nounce his purpose to secure vlndica- -tlon
of the charges against him In the
This rumor was promptly and em
phatically denied by Secretary Ballln
ger. and it was added for emphasis
that he expected to remain a cabinet
official three years longer.
Said BeMad Seeaea.
President Taft says no harsh tblnga
(Continued on Fag Six.)