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12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAGES ' NEEDS ir. READS IT. LAST EDITION. TUESDAY EVENING.- TOPEKA, KANSAS. FEBRUARY 15, 1910. TUESDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. IN A NEW LIGHT. Discrepancy in the Testimony of Swope Witnesses Adds New Element of Doubt as to Cause of Death. IN GRAND JURY ROOM Evidence Differs From That at the Coroner's Inquest. Dissolution Might Hare Resulted From Various Conditions. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 15. Miss Pearly Kellar, the nurse, who gave the most important testimony at the inquest over the body of Col; Thomas H. Swope, was the first witness called by the specia' grand jury that is investigating the death of the millionaire. Miss Kellar probabiy will be before the grand jur ors two days. The testimony of Dr. Frank Hall, a bacteriologist, who assisted at the cutopsy over Col. Swope's body, given yesterday in a deposition in the office of Frank P. Walsh had added a new element of doubt to the Swope mystery which it is believed will cause the pros ecuting attorney to subject every witness CENTRAL FIGURES IN T DOCTOR, B.C. HYDE, , before the grand jury to a severe course of questioning. Although Dr. Hall tes tified before the coroner's jury, the evi dence he gave yesterday in his deposi tion was not brought out there. He testified yesterday that from his obser vations r t the autopsy he was convinc ed that the death of Colonel Swope pos sibly might have resulted from cerebral hemorrhage, uraemic poisoning or con gestion of the spinal cord. At the in quest he testified that the brain and vital organs of CoL Swope were prac tically normal. Dr. Ludwig Hektoen. of Chicago, who olso assisted in the autopsy testified at the inquest that there was no evidence of abnormality in the brain and vital organs of the deal millionaire. Discrepancy Develops. The discrepancy which has already developed in the testimony given at the coroner's inquest and in a civil suit will cause the grand jury to proceed with the greatest care. That the grand Jury will be in session much longer than was at first supposed, was the general opinion expressed today by attorneys interested in the case. Only two wit nesses were examined yesterday. They were the undertaker, who embalmed Col. Sivope's body, and the city clerk of Independence with whom the death certificate was filed. It was ntated today that the grand jury might not be ready to hear Dr. Hektoen and the other specialists be fore the latter part of this week and r ossibly not before next week. It had been announced thai Dr. Hektoen would testify tomorrow. The taking of depositions in the civil fuit brought by Dr. Hyde against John O. Paxton continued in the office of Mr. Walsh today. The proceedings were interrupted for a time while the circuit court heard arguments on a motion filed by Mr. Walsh to compel Mr. Paxtop to exhibit letters he receiv ed from Dr. Hektoen and make their contents a part of his deposition. This motion was argued before Judge Walter Powell at Independence. Paxton Must Show Lietters. Mr. Paxton today filed an answer to the motion filed by Dr. Hyde's attor neys seeking to compel Mr. Paxton to include in his deposition the contents of letters or other communications re ceived from Dr. Hektoen. Mr. Paxton in his answer stated that in his rela tions with Dr. Hektoen he was acting as the attorney for Mrs. Logan O. Swope. He said he did not have the communications from Dr. Hektoen .is Mrs. Swope made a formal demand for them and he had given them to her. Mr. Walsh raised the point that the formal demand of Mrs. Swope may have been made after Mr. Paxton had been requested to make the communi cations a part of his deposition. The court then continued the proceeding un til next Thursday, instructing Mr. Paxton to have Mrs. Swope and the let ters from Dr. Hektoen in court at that time. John H. Atwood and'James A. Reed, attorneys for the Swope estate, and Frank P. Walsh and the other attor neys representing Dr. Hyde partici pated in the arguments before Judge Powell. Much importance attacnes to the decision of the court as Mr. Paxton has steadfastly refused to divulge any detailed report that Dr. Hektoen might have submitted to him. While giving his deposition in the. civil suit Mr. Paxton was asked to state what reports Dr. Hektoen had made in letters or other communications. Defy ing the order of the notary. Mr. Paxton refused either to produce the letters or is ( ' i... ,.. ini.ru.., .ii.rmnfiiii-.riYi-.i.f.i " ' 3 testify as to their contents. Attorney Walsh then filed a motion in the cir cuit court to compel Mr. Paxton to obey the notary's order. Mr. Walsh wants Mr. Paxton to make a part of his deposition all reports Dr. Hektoen has made on the analyses of the organs of Colonel Swope and Chris man Swope and the contents of Mar garet Swope's stomach. BAD JAPS IN CHILE. Foreign -Office Will Bring Back Sus picious Characters. Tokio, Monday. January 24. The condition and behavior of the Japanese emigrants to Chile are matters of com ment generallv. It appears that as is the case in other batches of emigrants a very large number of ill conditioned and inferior Japanese coolies have gone to South America and the result is that not onlv among the people of that country, but among their own na tion they have an extremely bad repu tation. The foreign office is making close investigation and will bring back to Japan all suspicious characters in South America. HE MUST STAND TRIAL. Court Holds' lhat Secretary of Sugar Trust Is Not Immune. New Tork. Feb. 15. Charles Heike, secretary of the American Sugar Refin ing eompany, the sugar trust, is not "immune." He must stand trial beginning March 1, next, on indictments charging him HE SWOPE CASE. I MISS LUCIL L,EB -SWOPE with other employes of the company of conspiring to defraud the government by undcrweighing imports of sugar. For weeks counsel for Heike have at tempted to prove before a jury in the circuit court of the United States that Heike should not be prosecuted in view of testimony he gave before the grand jury, which returned the indictments. But in this they failed, for Judge Mar tin ruled that the defendant was not entitled to immunity and accordingly he instructed the Jury to bring in a formal verdict dismissing the plea interposed in the secretary's behalf. TO STAY DRY 50 YEARS Price an Ohio Village Pays for Im provements. Hudson. Ohio, Feb. 15. This village has voted that it is worth while to remain "dry" for 50 years in order to obtain a waterworks plant, electric light r.nd sewage system, and kindred im provements. The electorate turned out in a body after a hot campaign and voted to accept the proposition by 162 to S7. James W. Ellsworth, native of Hud son, but present millionaire resident of New York, offered the village the ad vantages named if it would vote "dry" and stay so for 50 years; paint its houses white with green blinds, and put on red tile roofs, grow hedges to leplace the popular picket fences; plant shade trees and clean up. TO CUT EXPENSES. Cost of Boston's Assessing Department to Be Reduced $60,000. Boston, - Feb. 15. The finance com mission believes the running expenses of Boston's assessing department should be reduced from 185,000, which is the estimate of the depart ment for the present year, to $125,000. A large decrease in the force of em ployes and a general slashing of sal aries is recommended. Sirs. Nettie Brown Convicted. Bartlesville, Okla., Feb. 15. Mrs. Nettie Brown, who was tried on the charge of being an accessory to the murder of hesr husband, was found guilty by a jury which recommended a life sentence. The verdict was re turned after the jury had been out three hours. -, 3t kfe 5 POLITICAUINES. They Are Plainly Tisible in the Ballinger Investigation. Democrat Committee Members Stand by Glavis. MADISON OF KANSAS Classed as Insurgent, Lines Up With the Minority. Three Reports on the Case Are Now Looked For. Washington, Feb. 15. Interest in the congressional inquiry into the Ballinger-Pinchot controversy has been greatly heightened as a result of the cross examination of Louis R. Glavis by John J. Vertrees, counsel for Secretary Ballinger, when he made his first active appearance in the case. In anticipation of a con tinuance of the rapid fire of ques tions, a crowd even greater than yes derday's record breaking attendance, sought admission to the committee room this morning. The seating capacity of the room has been enlarged from time to time until now the spectators entirely sur round the witness and the attorneys and almost enclose the committee it self. Glavis underwent his first or deal of cross examination with the same cool, self possessed manner that he displayed when , giving his direct testimony. None of the inquiries di rected to him seemed to ruffle him in any way. until it was announced that testimony would be produced to show that certain original letters, which it ia claimed Glavis did not turn over to his successor when he was remov ed from the service were found re cently in a box which he left in-the grand jury room at Seattle. This an gered the witness and he bitterly de nounced what he termed a "frame up" on the part of federal officials who were seeking favor with ; their superiors. , I .' Glavis a Good Fencer. Glavis fences with the attorneys skilfully and apparently is a match for all of them. He parries - their questions and. when directed- to ans wer "yes" or "no," he always stands upon the right that has been accord ed him, to follow this up with an ex planation, which may run on for five minutes or more, and in the cdurse of which he usually takes advantage of the opportunity-to say that he was convinced "that Ballinger is unfit for the office he holds, is unfaithful to his trust and not loyal to the interests of the people." The appearance of counsel for both 'sides has tended to enliven greatly the- proceedings and. has also tended to bring about some pretty lively discussions "among the mem bers of the committee as to the ad missibility of testimony and regard ing protests from Glavis that Mr. Vertrees cut off his answers before he is fairly started with them. Mr. Vertrees disclaims any such, intention, but asserts that instead of directly answering however, the wit ness branches off into an argument or into an expression of opinion, as to what he considers right or wrong. In these committee discussions the Dem ocrats thus far have always been found on the side of the accusing witnesses. Mr. Madison, the insur gent member from Kansas, also has taken up the defense of Glavis. These little incidents as well as the apparent general temper of the committee have led a number of persons, who are following the case already to 'predict that the final out come will be a majority and minority report, one by the Republicans, one by the Democrats and possibly a third and Individual report by Mr. Madi son. MARRIED IN HURRY. Wichita Man and Kansas City Girl Wedded on Way to Station. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 15. Elwood Canady, a Wichita real estate dealer, went to Kansas City, Kan., yesterday on a business trip. Incidentally he went to call on his fiancee, Miss Blanche Higginbotham, 814 Ann avenue Kansas City, Kan. It was about 4 o'clock in the afternoon when Mr. Can aday called. He was to leave for Wich ita at 5 o'clock. "It's so hard for me to get up here. Why can't you go back with me," iie asked. "Let's get married right away and catch the 5 o'clock train." "All right; we'll try if you say so," Miss Higginbotham said. He procured a license, telephoned for a motor and her friend. Miss Gertrude Steele, while she packed her suit case. "We've just thirty-five minutes to b married."' Canaday said a few minutes later, when the Rev. John Score, pastor of the Seventh Street Methodist church of Kansas City, Kan., answered a hur ried knock at the door. A seven pas senger motor car stood at the curb. Th-3 minister got his hat and prayer book and climbed into the motor car, in which were Miss Higginbotham, Mrs. Roy Stoddard, with whom she made her home, and Miss Steele. The party drove down Minnesota avenue toward the in tercity viaduct. "I haven't any roses," Miss Higgin botham said. "It will not seem like a real wedding wthout them." "Then we'll get some roses," Mr. Can aday said. The chauffeur turned the car and they went to a florist's for a bouquet of bridal roses. "We'll have to stop this side of the state line ot perform the ceremony or the license w-ill not be g"ood," Mr. Score said as they started across the viaduct again at a brisk speed. Canaday hadn't thought of that. The car stopped twenty feet from the place where the license would cease to he good. They all alighted. Uninvited guests began to arrive. The drver of a furniture wagon reined up to wait until the ceremony was over. Then oth-sr vehicles stopped. A boy at the Armour Packing company's plant happened to see the party. "Gee, it's a wedding," he cried and al the window-s on that side of the build ing soon were occupied. Two trolley cars whized across the viaduct. The minister did not begin until the noise had subsided. The ring ceremony was j not used because the groom had not I had time to purchase a ring. The party got into the car, the packing house em ployes gave a parting cheer, and thg motor car sped on to the union depot. The Canadays were in time for thi train. COLD WAVE OS WAY.' Mercury Expected to Drop Degrees; by 3fight. . to Ten Dropping 17 degrees from 7 o'clock this morning until 2 o'clock this after noon, the mercury started on its tum ble which will land it at least as far down as the 10 degree above zero mark by tomorrow morning. Colder weather, snow tonight or Wednesday and continued high northerly winds is the cheerful -message' concerning weather conditions. A mile high the wind is blowing from the southwest and -when the temperature was only J two degrees warmer than the freezing point at the surface, a balmy temperature existed a mile above Topeka. , , The coming cold wave will . last a day or two, perhaps longer, . according to forecast sharks w-h'o make the weather to suit the brand predicted. The wind as 2 o'clock .was blowing 35 miles an hour from th northwest and seemed to be increasing in velocity. Following are the hourly tempera tures today: . . ' 7 o'clock. 53!ll o'clock .....41 8 o'clock 49112 o'clock..- 42 9 o'clock .....431 1 o'clock ..39 10 o'clock .....4 2 2 'clock . . .34 MRS. EVANS REVIVES. Appears Semi-Conscious In Her Cell in Jail Today. The preliminary hearing for G. V. Stamey, charged with, arson, was not held this morning but continued until February 24. Mrs. D. E. Evans was unable to get up from her cot in the Jail again and has not yet had her ar raignment. - For the first time since Sunday morning the Evans . woman awoke from her state of hysterical coma to day when visited by' Dr. Dorothy B. Nicoll. . Then she merely gave signs of consciousness and did hot speak. Coifnty Attorney Schenck and W. E. Atchinson with the doctor called at the woman's cell and tried to get her to speak to them or answer questions but without avail. Then the dqctor left alone with the woman made an examination and reported that the woman seemed to realize what she was about and mo tioned her away. That was all. Dr. Nicoll added that Mrs. Evans must be aroused from her present nervous state before anothe- day has passed or seri ous results would follow. The prisoner is proving an enigma to the officers. She has not taken food or drink since Sunday and refuses every attention.' Not until today has she even appeared to be conscious. The theory that she has been sham ming no longer is entertained. It is suggested rather that fear and anxiety has brought oil the hysterical stupor. - PARLIAMENT MEETS. Third Body t Sit Since Beginning of . .txtvi'arcrs teign.r London, Feb 15. The third parlia ment of King Edward assembled this afternoon. . The ceremony was of the simplest character, all the royal pageantry connected with the state opening being postponed to February 21, and the interim devoted to- the swearing in of members and the clear ing away, if possible, of the difficulties confronting the government; These difficulties are due not only to the divergent . interests actuating the various parties which constitute the coalition majority, but to the divisions within the parties themselves over the best means of grappling with the great issues brought about in the recent ap peal to the ccuntry. Not for many years has such intense interest attached to the opening ot the legislature and seldom have the prob lems involving the success or failure of the government threatened to be so difficult of solution even to the most capable of the members of parliament. The result of the recent elections is so confused that even the staunchest press supporters of the government admit that proof that the government will have a majority to act drastically upon the dominant issues can be estab lished only after the house of com mons has settled down to work and the nationalists and laborites show their hands in the course of the debate upon the speech from the throne. TO PAY $Z 25 PER HOUR Chicago Will Hand Out But $10,000 for Motor Car Hire. Chicago, Feb. 15. The city of Chi cago will pay $2.25 per hour for auto mobile service during the year, in ac cordance with a contract made by Controller Gosselin with an automo bile company. He estimates that $10,000 will be spent by the city in the hire of motor cars during the year. FORTY CARS OF FARMERS They Will Leave Illinois for North Dakota March 2. Bloomington. 111., Feb. 15. A solid forty car trainload of farmers and their families, with their stock and household goods, will leave this coun ty on -March 2, bound for Cavalier county. North Dakota, where they will make their home. MACARONI SEIZED. Enough to Feed Fifty Hungry Italian Families for Year. Boston. Feb. 15. Enough macaroni to feed 50 hungry Italian families of anti race suicide size for a year has been seized by the United States here be cause it was wrongly labelled. Three tons of the pro'duct was marked "Made in Italy," when, it is alleged, it was manufactured by a Long Island com pany. Marriage License. William L. Campbell, aged 24, Kl mont, Ida. M. Hopper, aged 20, El-mont AT LASTTHE END Lewis G. Tewksbury Dies Friend less in New Orleans. One of Most Spectacular of New York Plungers. BUILT DREAM PALACE Spent a Million Dollars on Novel Home. , Pursued . to His Death by a Divorced Wife. New Orleans, Feb. 15. After fighting death two weeks, Lewis G. Tewksbury, whose meteoric career in finance made him world-famous, is dead here from a cerebral hemorrhage, with none but strangers near him.. The financier was admitted to the Charity hospital January 28 to receive treatment, for a fracture of the nose. He had been drinking during the day and fell from a bootblack's chair at the Cosmopolitan hotel. The next day he was stricken with acute Bright's dis ease and lapsed into a state of coma. From this he emerged only at Intervals of several days. Lewis Tewksbury, AVho Died Alone and Friendless in New Orleans. During "bis-periods of ' consciousness he would tell his njjrse gobd-by and re ceive the Messing from the .Sisters ot Charity. Repeated hemorrhages par alyzed the right side. Letters from No. 505 West One Hun dred and Forty-fifth street, New York, written by the McGlone family, and others from No. 180 West Eighty-second street. New York, from friends of Tewksbury, were received, and the reading seemed to cheer the patient as he lay dying. Attorney Oppenheim, of Houston, Tex., came here several days ago and left instructions that he be notified when Tewksbury died. This was done, but the lawyer has not responded. The body lies in an undertaking par lor. No instructions have been received as to the disposition of the remains. The last scheme of Tewksbury was to erect a $3,000,000 hotel at Denver. He interested several parties here in the venture, but was stricken before he could develop his plans. A Nemesis on His Track. New York. Feb. 15. Surely no man of modern days had a more spectacu lar career than Tewksbury, and equally certain is it that never was woman more relentless -in a search for revenge than Mrs. Mary Mills Greenhut, his di vorced wife. If Tewksbury ruined her life through robbery and deceit, as Mrs. Greenhut claims, she has at least lived to see him reduced to direst want and penury. Tewksbury disappeared from ' the Broadway he once adorned several weeks ago, without leaving any ad dress. He was then practically penni less. The plausible speech which 'n former years had won him two beauti ful wives and several fortunes failed to draw further funds from the pockets of his friends. . He left the city in which he was once a striking figure thoroughly disgusted with life, .to die among strangers. Tewksbury, tall, handsome, debonair and ambitious, drifted into Wall street from Manchester, N. H., in 1888 with a few dollars he- had saved as a clerk in a country drug store. He began his career in bucket shops as a dealer or customer, defending, upon the varia tion of his fortune. His success was phenomenal. In less than a year he bought a seat in the Consolidated exchange. and started the firm of L. J. Tewksbury & Co., of No. 22 Broadway. Tewksbury introduced new ways of bringing the lambs to his pen for slaughter, and he handled millions of dollars for his customers, much of which stuck to his fingers. He made a specialty of ''golden promise" circu lars and staggered the Wall street con servatives with his bold announce ments of 100 per cent profits on all investments. His methods becanv so scanaaious and so many complaints were made of questionable stock deals that he was forced to seU his seat on the Consoli dated exchange in 1S96. It was about this time that Tewks bury went seriously into the racing business and his stable, headed by John R- Gentry and Joe Patchen, led all comers in the trotting circuit for several seasons. His experience in racing cost him at least $500,000. Million Dollar Drcain Palace. At the heyday of his fortune Tewks bury patronized the theaters where the chorus girls thrived, and spent a for tune in entertainment after the stage door closed at night. He married "Violet Aubrey," as she was known on the stage,, and it was this union which led him to conceive the building of the "dream palace" at No. 29 West Seventy-ninth street. This palace costing over $1,000,000, was .the most remarkable structure in New York on .he outside. It was built of brownstone and was without win dows in front or rear. Even the doors at the entrance were of solid oak, and the place was so constructed that not aC lis a ray of light entered. The ventilation was secured by means of dark shafts through which fresh cold or warm air circulated, depending upon the season. The splendor, however, of the noon day sun was given on the inside of the palace by myriads of electric bulbs and chandeliers in nooks and corners and ceilings everywhere. The decorations and furnishings of the house were brought from every quarter of the globe and were the finest that money could buy. . While many of the friends of Tewks bury used to joke about the dream pal ace, he knew his business. It was the best advertisement of Tewksbury that he ever put out, and the house without windows was talked about everywhere. Among the customers of Tewks bury in his prosperous day was Louis Greenhut, a wealthy distiller of Peo ria, 111. Tewksbury absorbed a large part of Mr. Greenhut's fortune and was his Intimate friend. In his dying hours Mr. Greenhut held the hand of Tewksbury, who promised that he would carefully guard Mrs. Greenhut and protect her interests after his death. The beautiful Mrs. Greenhut, as a widow, entrusted her affairs to Tewksbury. She advanced to him about $100,000 in cash for investment and in July, 1899, married him in Yonkers, N. Y. She said at the time that she believed the man who had shown such devotion to her husband would be good to her. It became apparent, however, to Mrs. Tewksbury after the marriage that he cared more for her money than for her, and he obtained in all about $200,000 of her estate before he deserted her and New York in Jan uary, 1901. Deserted Patron's Widow. Mrs.Greenhut became the Nemesis of Tewksbury. She learned after a year that he was in Mexico promoting mining schemes, and was a welcome visitor in the palace of President Diaz. She went to the Mexican capital, made public her complaints, sought to have Tewksbury, who was known as Lewis Thorne, arrested and punished. Tewksbury, through his suave tongue, managed to escape. Mrs. Greenhut was disappointed but not disheartened. She kept on his trail relentlessly and persistently. It was not until 1903 that she obtain ed information that Tewksbury was in London at the head of the "Consoli dated Company of England, Limited," and had the confidence . of - - several lords and prominent financiers in a plan to build South American rail ways at a cost of $600,000,000. - In the meantime Mrs. Greenhut had obtained a divorce, and she went to London, determined to land Tewks bury in prison. - She publicly exposed his dealings in America with his creditors and his treatment of her, and denounced him in his magnificent offices in . London and created a scandal. She also vis ited his living apartments, which were maintained at a cost of $50,000 year Iv. and there met "Violet Aubrey." his first wife, who had obtained a divorce from Guy Butler m order to re-marry Tewksbury. The wilv promoter, who always had stents in nlaces where he couid ob tain quick tips of danger, heard of the arrangement in Scotland Yard to ar rest him and he again disappeared. i She Pursued Him Over the World. I But Mrs. Greenhut followed. She pursued him' toain,-Italy and Egypt, and finally caught up with .' him in Paris. Again - Tewksbury outwitted her and escaped. - Mrs: Greenhut-returned to New York in 190"3" and had Tewksbury in dicted for grand larceny. He re mained in' Europe until 1906, but Mrs. Greenhut kept posted as to his move ments. When he -landed in Philadel phia in December of that year -and had arranged in three days a $1,000, 000 real - estate deal, Mrs. Greenhut pounced upon him and had him ar rested on the indictment for grand lar ceny. Tewksbury came to New York and stood trial before Recorder Goff. The shrewd promoter set up the novel de fense . that a husband can not steal from his wife any part of a joint estate and was acquitted. The wronged wife was greatly ' disappointed and found that her pursuit nad used up practically all of her money. None of the creditors of Tewksbury ever sought to have him prosecuted criminally, as they believed that some day his great schemes of making money would land him on top. ROBBERS GET $10,000. Blow Open Safe of a Bank at Chats worth, HI. Chatsworth, 111., Feb. 15. Four bandits blew the safe of the Citizens bank here. early today, secured $10, 000 and escaped. Night Marshal William Cahill was taken unawares at the city pumping station, about 1 o'clock by two of the desperadoes, bound and gagged and taken to a garage opposite the bank. With Cahill out of the way the bank door was forced and work on the safe commenced. Mr. Kerber, a baker in a confectionery next to the bank, was espied by one of the lookouts enroute to the bake shop. He in turn was caught, tied hand and foot and drag ged into the bank. There he remain ed until 4 o'clock when he was able to loosen himself and gave the alarm. In the meantime the safe door was soaped and blown, presumably with nitro-glycerine. With the $10,000 safely stowed away in a sack the rob bers left the bank, secured a rig in which they are supposed to have en tered the town, and drove east. Stephen Herr, president and owner of the bank, was notified and got in communication with the sheriff's of fice at Bloomington and a chase com menced. The robbers are described by Ca hill, who extricated himself from bonds about 4 o'clock as desperate looking characters. While he saw only three men, he is confident that there were four in the party. The loss to the bank is covered by insurance. THIRTY STORY HOTEL Chicago Man Will Make Application to Erect One. Chicago, Feb. 15. Application will be made todav to the city council for a permit to erect a thirty story hotel at the southeast corner of Clark and Madison streets. At present she maximum height of buildings allowed in Chicago is 250 feet or 20 st;ries. Weather Indications. Chicago, Feb. 15. Forecast for Kansas: Cold wave. Snow tonight or Wednesday. FAV0RS10NG ONE National League Meeting Divid ed on the Schedule. Majority Seem to Want to Play 168 Games. AMERICAN WAITING. Will Not Act Until After Other Is Heard From. Believed Younger League Will Adopt 151 Game Plan. New York, Feb. 15. When the mag nates of the National baseball league met today to consider the season's play ing schedule it was still a toss up whether the 154 or the 168 game pro gram would win out. Schedules providing for both long and short playing seasons have been pre pared and were .animatedly discussed during the morning as the league pres idents got together for the business of the day. The confidence of the mag nates who desire to cling to the old 154 game arrangement had apparently been dissipated by the preliminary test ing of sentiment and today the 168 game adherents were seemingly " the more confident of success. President Robi son, St. Louis, has lined up, for the longer season and says votes for the 168 game schedule may be expected from Messrs. Ebbetts of Brooklyn. Fo gle of Philadelphia, Murphy of Chicago, and Brush of. New York. On the other hand Presidents Herr man of Cincinnati, and Dreyfuss of Pittsburg, still claimed today that the merits cf the 154 game program, avoid ing as it does any possibility of a clash with the American League, were bound to win out. Debate over the divergent views of the two groups of magnates gave every promise of being warm and prolonged. There was a prospect that today might witness a settlement of the long standing dispute between ex-Manager Murray of the Philadelphia team and the club management. Murray's claim for $15,000 on a contract still having two years to run .when he was deposed last fall, was to have been, considered by the league directors at .their meeting -yesterday, but the temporary indispo sition of; President Horace Fogel of Philadelphia, prevented, the matter be ing taken .up. It was announced that the directors , would meet again today ana en,aeavor to reach a solution of the difficulty if t Mr. Fogel had sufficiently recovered from his attackof . gout to admit of his. appearance. , ; - .: American Is Waiting. - Chicago. Feb; 15. The America baseball- league' -began. 4t annual -schedule meeting here today, ' but the ' schedule was not submitten at the session and the majority of the time was occupied with the discussion with the renewal of the 10 year agreement under which the organization has existed since shortly after its inception in 1900. The present agreement will expire in November of this year. There was no opposition to the renewal as all the club owners ap peared perfectly willing to continue the organization. The adoption of the schedule will be the principal business at tomorrow's session. It is expected the National League will decide on its schedule at New York today and the American League watched the results there with much interest. The adoption of a 154 or 168 game schedule by the National organization will have r.o influence on this meeting as the 154 game draft now drawn up will be adopted unless there is a radical change in the attitude of the American League. Cooley on Schedule Committee. Chicago, Feb. 15. The schedule com mittee of the Western league met today and prepared the draft of two sched ules which will be submitted tomorrow. It is undecided whether 154 or 164 games will be played. There is a de cided tendency among club owners adopt the regulation 154 game schedule, but a vigorous minority favors the longer list of games. The schedule committee is composed of Chairman I. C. Despain, of Lncoln; Thomas Fair weather, of Sioux City; John Holland, of St. Joseph, and Dick Cooley, of To peka All the clubs have representatives here and expect that some trades and deals will be made with the American league . and . the American association. Despain announced today that he had secured Second Baseman James from the Elmyra, N. Y., state league club. He also said that he would make an at tempt to get Outfielder Davidson from the Chicago Nationals, iiaviason wa with Lincoln last year. Manager Jack Hendricks, of Denver, purchased Pitcher Yount from the Bo. ton Americans. Yount is a right han'l er and last season starred with tha Freeport, Wisconsin-Illinois leagua team. Frank Isbell, of Wichita,- purchased Inflelder Reilley from the - Chicago Americans. Reilly was with the Chicago Americans at the end of last year and came there direct from Yale. WORST STORM OF YEARS AVind and Snow Prevaila Over the Northwestern States. Huron, S. D., Feb. 15. The worst snow and windstorm of the winter prevailed throughout central and eastern South Dakota today. Railroad traffic is badly tied up and wire com munication is delayed. Four Feet of Snow. Spokane, Wash.. Feb. 15. Snow which has fallen steadily in Couer D'Alene and western Montana, is stifling railway traffic. More than four feet have fallen in the last 36 hours. Several small slides have been encountered and cleared. Four men were caught by a slide in the mountains east of Wallace. Idaho. Two extricated themselves. A force of 20 men is working to uncover the two remaining men who have been buried 10 hours under 30 feet of snow. .Rockefeller Jury Indicts Eight. New York, Feb. 15. The Rockefer ler grand . jury, today . handed down eight indictments against alleged traf fickers in young women.