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Mary Dean Held by Independ
ence Police for Iola Officers.
TVIII Iteturn and Get Divorce
From Husband, She Says.
Found Employment in Home of
Traveling Salesman.
Confided Secret to His Daugh
ter While at Movie Show.
Independence, Kan., July 29.
Mary Armstrong Dean, the missing
J 5-year-old bride, found at Neodesha
yesterday and lost again last night,
was detained by the police here this
morning. She was taken to Iola at
noon by a deputy sheriff.
Mrs. Dean came here from Neo
desha late yesterday on a street car.
She met a traveling man and told
him the was locking for housework,
lie took her to his home, where his
wife gave Mrs. Dean employment.
Iast night the traveling man's daugh
ters and Mrs. Dean went to a mo
tion picture show. There Mrs. Dean
took the girls into her confidence.
The girls informed their parents and
Mrs. Dean was taken to the sheriff's
office this morning.
Mrs. Dean declared she would never
live with Dean again and repeated
her story of alleged abuse. She yaid
she would go back to Iola, obtain a
divorce from Dean and marry Mc
t'ord. "I could never love Harvey Dean
again," she said.
Mrs. Dean and McCord had a pre
arranged plan to meet here last night
and Mrs. Dean said today she saw
him for a few minutes at the travel
ing man's home. She refused to tell
his present whereabouts and officers
have been unable to find him today.
Mrs. Dean declared she and McCord
had planned to go back to Iola and
would have done so had not the offi
cers interfered.
As far as known, no charge has
been filed against Mrs. Dean.
Dean Talks to His Wife.
Iola. Kan., July 29. Harvey Dean,
the young husband, when told that his
wire was in custody at independence,
was unable to restrain his desire to
talk with her over the telephone.
When Dean took up the telephone re
ceiver he was trembling so that he
could scarcely speak.
"Mary," he said tenderly, "they tell
me that you say that I quarreled with
you d tried to stab you -in the court
house park in Iola. You didn't say
that, did you?"
"Yes, I did," came the answer. I
"Don't you know that there are oth
ers beside myself who know that you
are not speaking the truth when you
accuse me of attacking you? Don't
, yon know that Mrs. Crumley, wife of
j the custodian of the courthouse, saw
you and McCord and knows your every
' action and that I was not threatening
you and not even present when Mc
Cord led you away?"
The wire was silent.
"McCord put that story of the knife
and the attack in your mouth didn't
"I refuse to answer."
"Won't you come back and live with
me and be a good wife if I help you
out of this trouble? I still love you
and will take the best care of you."
"I never will come back to you," the
girl replied.
Stung at the answer. Dean dropped
the receiver and a correspondent took
it up.
"Mrs. Dean." the correspondent be
gan, "what did McCord threaten to do
to von if you didn't go with him?
What did he threaten to do to you if
you didn't tell this fake stoy about
jour husband when you were discov
ered at Buffville?"
Refuses to Answer.
"I will not answer that question," the
girl replied.
"Then he has put this false story in
your mouth and he has told you what
would happen to you if you didn't tell
it as he ordered you to?"
"That is possible."
"You never knew or heard of Mc
Cord before you came to Iola?"
"Then, how can you explain your
action in leaving with an entire stran
ger? Did you think you would be as
safe with bim us vi-m wiiH k. -;k k
man whom you married and whom you
Knew 10 do nonest and true?"
"I can't explain it. McCord has me
completely in his power. I am at his
mercy. I would lie for him; I'd die
for him. I'd do anything he tells me
to do. I am wholly under his influ
ence. It seems as if he has me hyp
notized." "Did you ever love Harvey Dean?"
"nce I did, with all my heart."
" hy don't you now?"
"I don't know."
Interrupting the conversation Dean,
the young husband, said: "Ask her
once more if she won't come back to
The correspondent repeated the
"Some time." the girl-wife an
swered, "I may be freed of this
strange fascination for McCord Per
haps I will regret what I have done
Hut now- I cannot. I can't feel any
thing or see anything but love for
Iola, Kan.. July 29. Mary Armstrong
ean, the 15-year-old bride who wi
ound apparently abandoned hv Iit-
alleged abductor Homer C. McCord at
Buffville. near Neodesha Monday has
succeeueu in evading the officers. Sher
iff Kerr who went to Buffville to brin?
the girl to Iola and pick up the trail
of McCord is returning without the
young woman.
Neodesha, Kan.. July 29. Flashing
defiance from her eyes and in tones
that indicated she felt amply justified
in what she had done, Mrs. Mary Arm
strong Dean, the 15-year-old bride of
Harvey Dean, a well-to-do young farm
er, explained last night why she left
her husband abruptly in a public park
in Iola. Kan., last Wednesday night
three days after she had married him!
and went away with a stnwiger.
Mrs. Dean, who was located here
at the home of J. T. McCord, father of
H. il. McCord, of Iola, the man with
whom she said she ran away, said her
husband was madly jealous of her, had
threatened to kill her and that she
accepted the protection of McCord be
cause he interfered In her behalf dur
ing a violent quarrel in which she and
her husband were engaged. She said
she went with McCord of her own ac
cord and was glad to do so.
"I left Harvey Dean because he
threatened to kill me," Mrs. Dean said.
"The man I went away with, H. M.
McCord, I never saw until he protect
ed me in the park at Iola, when my
husband threatened to kill me with a
knife. When he saved me I went with
him gladly.
"My husband and I while on our
wedding trip stopped off in Iola to
change trains and there I saw a young
man I knew and spoke to mm. 'lnis
made my husband angry. He had not
intended to stop long at Iola, but when
we got to quarreling we went into the
park When my husband threatenea
me. Mr. McCord stepped up and in
terfered and I went away with him.
We left Wednesday night for Cher-
rwale and from there took an In-
terurban car to Independence, Kan.
Thursday night we drove here to the
home of Mr. McCord s parents.
"I was forced to marry Dean by his
parents and my parents. I am only 15
years old. I will never live with Dean
and expect to get a divorce from him
as soon as I can. x will not go noma
to my folks, but will go to work in
Mrs. Dean Is comeley in appearance
and ratehr large for her age. She
showed no agitation as she told her
story. She and her husband have spent
their lives in the rural districts, she
said, and neither ever had been in a
city as large as Iola before arrivin
there on their honeymoon trip last
Wednesday. Mrs. Dean has left here
for Iola. H. M. McCord could not be lo
Iola, Kan., July 29. "Good, I'll bet
she's glad they are caught," shouted
Harvey Dean, as his face beamed with
joy when he was informed that his
young bride had been found at Neode
sha. "Mary will be glad to get away from
that fellow and I know she will come
to me In a hurry when she gets back
to Iola. Do I think now that she will
ingly ran away with that fellow and
loves him? Of course I don't."
When it was suggested to him that
the young bride's actions as indicated
by her statement, upset the theory
that she had been kidnaped, Dean
"No it don't not at all. When this
story is all told, you will hear of
things that are back of it and you
will find that Mary was scared or
forced into it. You can hear any
thing nowadays. I've got to hear
from Mary's own lips the words 'Har
vey, you have gone out of my life. I
do not love you any more.
"Though she is miles away from me
and I can't see her face, I know she
wiil never say that. What do I care
what anyone else says? She is my
wife and I must believe her above
everybody else." .
Dean started violently when a por-
tion of his wife's statement was quoted
to him. "But that can't be," he re
sumed. "She will never turn from
me, mark that. We will know the
whole story when she arrives."
Attempt Made to Wreck K. C,
Kan., Water Supply.
Persons Nearby Thrown From
Bed by Explosion.
Kansas City, July 29. Another at
tempt was made early this morning to
blowup the main flow line that carries
the Kansas side's water supply from
the Quindaro pumping station. The ex
plosion occurred near Twelfth and
Hay streets, where the so-called "cin
der road" lies on ground claimed by
Mrs. Katherine Burke.
Dynamite was placed three feet from
the flow line. A lightning like flash of
flame sprang 30 feet In the air. Houses
a half mile away were shaken while
nearer windows were broken and per
sons thrown from bed. A hole was
torn in the ground three feet wide and
j five feet deep. The 24-inch main was
The dynamite was planted 50 feet
from where the flow line was blownup
August 24, 1912. At that time the Kan
sas side was without water and at
the mercy of fire for six hours. The
main was replaced in a concrete coat.
Arrests were made, but the evidence
was not sufficient for a prosecution.
i An earlier attempt, July 19, 1912, failed
j to damage the flow line.
I The city has been viewed as a tres
I passer by Mrs. Burke ever since it laid
its flow line across what became known
1 as the "cinder road" and covered tha
i flow line with cinders. Barricades have
been placed across the road and the
determined woman has resorted to
shotgun defense.
Topeka's Water Supply Threatened by
Dry Weather.
Unless the drouth is broken before
long there is likely to be a shortage In
the city water supply. So far there has
been ample water. But before long, if
the drouth continues, a general
alarm will be sent put asking Tope
kans to refrain from using water on
their lawns.
During the last month particularly
the call upon the city water has been
more than ordinarily heavy, as is at
tested by the water bills that are be
ing sent out. It is not unfrequent for
bill that ordinarily range from 50 cents
to $1, to go out now running from $2
as high as $4 or $5.
"People are using lots of water on
their lawns these days," declares F. L.
Stevens, treasurer of the water com
pany. "The city is selling a good deal
more water than It did a few months
ago. But the bills always are larger
in the summer."
"Three million gallons of water
pumped out of our wells every 24 hours
is a big drain when it is doubtful If
much more than that amount goes
down the river past the pumping sta
tion." said Commissioner F. M. New
land. "If there is no rainfall the wa
ter supply is going to run short before
very long."
Prominent Mexicans Work on
a Plan for Peace.
Will Show President He Can't
Hope for Recognition.
A Change of Administration
the Only Way.
United States Will Await Out
come of Negotiations.
Washington, July 29. President
Wilson had no announcement to make
today about the policy toward Mexi
co, but there is every reason to be
lieve no steps will be taken by this
country pending the outcome of the
plans being laid by leading Mexicans
to bring about peace.
The fact that some of the mediators
interested in adjusting the differences
between the followers of Huerta and
Carranza were Instrumental In per
suading Porfirio Diaz to abdicate, is
encouraging officials in touch with
Mexican affairs to believe that their
efforts may bring about the resigna
tion of President Huerta.
While the Mexicans who are taking
an active part in the plans refuse to
permit the use of their names at this
time, they have proceeded to the point
of Informing Secretary Bryan what
they have in mind. No developments
are expected for at least a fortnight.
The argument the Mexicans are said
to be planning to place before Huerta
is that the United States under no cir
cumstances would recognize his
regime and that to extricate Mexico
from its financial straits, it is neces
sary to establish a new administration
to obtain the recognition of the Amer
ican government. If President Huerta
were willing to abdicate, men accept
able to him as well as the constitu
tionalists have been tentatively se- j
lected from whom a successor would
be named.
Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson had
nothing to say today about the devel
opments on the situation generally. He
had not decided when he would leave
for his vacation.
Although the senate foreign rela
tions committee met today. Ambassa
dor Wilson was not invited to appear.
it has become known that the presi
dent's ideas and those of Ambassador
Wilson as to the course to be. pursued
are so radically different that the ad
ministration officials interpreted de
velopments as forecasting the accept
ance of ArabauuLd-Wiieon's resigna
Americans Are Released.
Washington, July 29. Charles Bis
el and Bernard McDjrcild, the two
mine managers held by Mexican fed
erals under sentence of death at Chi
huahua, have been ordered released
by the Huerta government. Charge
Algara of the embassy here so in
formed Secretary Bryan today. It was
said Mr. Bryan expressed gratification
at the prompt action the Huerta gov
ernment had given to American rep
resentations in the cases, as well as
that of Dixon, the immigration inspec
tor, shot at Juarez.
McDonald is an Englishman. Bis
sel's chauffeur, an American, has also
been ordered released. The three men
were captured by General Orozco
while attempting to take American
refugees out of Parral.
Wilson Remains.
Washington, July 29. Ambassador
Henry Lane Wilson resumed his con
ferences today with Secretary Bryan
on the Mexican situation. Mr. Wilson
had expected to quit Washington to
day, but remained at the request of
the secretary to continue his extended
report of conditions in the southern
republic. The senate foreign relations
committee held a special meeting at
which Secretary Bryan appeared to
continue conferences on the proposed
Nicaraguan protectorate. Early today
it had not been decided if Ambassador
Wilson would confer with the com
mittee on Mexico.
Congressional Investigation.
Washington, July 2 9. Investigation
of conditions in Mexico by a joint con
gressional committee was proposed in
a resolution today by Representative
Stephens of Texas. Five senators and
five representatives would examine all
diplomatic correspondence and other
documents relating to the situation
"The committee shall consider,"
said the resolution, "the question of
our relations with Mexico growing out
of the present disturbed conditions of
that country. The committee shall re
port with as little delay as possible
the true conditions in Mexico, the pro
tection given Americans and American
interests, the truth regarding the In
humanities and atrocities which come
to the knowledge of this body through
official sources and any other facts
relating to this matter.
"The committee will, with as little
delay as possible, recommend what ac
tion should be taken by congress."
Representative Stephens said he had
not consulted Secretary Bryan or
President Wilson about this resolution.
Senate Resumes Consideration of the
Tariff Bill.
Washington, July 29. The day in
congress: Senate met at noon and
resumed discussion of tariff bill.
Democratic House Leader Underwood
before lobby investigating committee,
declared Martin M. Mulhall to be a
"liar and blackmailer." Foreign re
lations committee discussed Nicara
guan protectorate treaty. Senator
Borah and Senator Clarke taking pro
nounced stand against policy in
volved. Senator Brandegee asked for pas
sage of joint resolution fixing date
when new duties on wool and woolen
products shall go into effect.
House met at noon. Representative
Henry in a statement demanded in
vestigation of charges that New York
bankers had organized to depreciate
price of government 2 per cent bonds.
Filibuster of Republican Leader
Mann ended and debate on Caminet-ti-Diggs
white slave case resolution
Bulgarian Capital Is Invested
by the Servian Army.
Last Connecting Link of Kail
way Has Been Cut.
Compelled to Appeal to Ru
mania for Means of Relief.
Wants to Open a Line to the
Black Sea.
Belgrade, Servia, July 29. The invest
ment of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, is
complete, the last connecting link on
the railway having been cut by the
Servian troops.
The Bulgarian forces concentrated in
Sofia as well as the inhabitants of the
capital are threatened with famine and
the Bulgarian government has asked
Rumania to consent to the opening ol
the railroad line running from Varna,
on the Black sea, to Sofia In order that
provision-i may be brought into the
city. It is expected that Rumania will
consent to this arrangement.
Chairman Underwood Denies
Acquaintance With Mnlhall.
And Calls Him a Liar and
Washington, July 29. Oscar W. Un
derwood, majority leader of the house,
today denounced Martin M. Mulhall,
alleged lobbyist for the National As
sociation of Manufacturers, as a "liar
and a blackmailer." Mr. Underwood
appeared before the senate lobby com
mittee to deny that Mulhall had ever
talked to him about legislation before
After one look at the witness, he
"I never saw him before In my life.
"I think," said the majority leader,
"that it is In the interest of the pub
lic that a man who has taken liberties
with house men, as -this man has,
should be contradicted. I regard a man
of this kind as a blackmailer. That man
has-jiever been in the i-ays and means
committee room sincev I have been
chairman. He may have had conver
sation with me, but when he says he
had an interview, I want to say that
statement is a lie."
Mr. Underwood appeared unexpect
edly and made a brief statement before
he was sworn. He denounced as false
Mulhall's statement that an emiployee
of the ways and means committee
has been in his employ. According to
Mulhall's earlier testimony, the man
was paid $20 a month.
"You made the statement that this
man was a blackmailer; that means he
used threats to extort money," said
Senator Reed.
"I think he was trying to get money
out of his own people," returned Mr.
Chairman Underwood read Mulhall's
letter about the alleged interview in
which Mulhall wrote that Underwood
had told him that he could not do oth
erwise than appoint William B. Wilson,
now secretary of labor, chairman of the
house labor committee, because there
was no other candidate before the ways
and means committee.
Mr. Mulhall told the senate lobby
commission that one time he pro
posed an investigation of his activ
ities as a lobbyist for the National
Association of Manufacturers to For
mer Chairman Wilson of the labor
committee. Speaker Clark and Re
publican Leader Mann, and that all
turned down his proposal.
"That whole statement Is a lie out
of whole cloth not a word of truth
in it," declared Mr. Underwood
"There was never a question that
Wilson's selection as head of that
committee was solely because of his
capacity and qualifications. It is
clear to me this man was down here
writing these things to his people,
trying to make out that he was do
ing great things. He never had any
conference with me. The statement
in his letter can be disproved by ev
ery member of the ways and means
committee. I am sure I never met
this man. He has a face I could not
"There is nothing here that re
fleets on me," continued Mr. Under
wood, "but I want It set right before
the country."
Mulhall reiterated that he had
talked with Underwood briefly in the
corridor and had written to his em
ployers "about conditions just as I
found them in Washington at that
"I have no desire to contradict Mr.
Underwood," he said, "but I am con
vinced that after he has heard my
other witnesses and this examination
has ended he will take back part of
what he has said."
"The statements you made in your
letter were not true and can be
proved not true by other members of
the ways and means committee, re
torted Mr. Underwood. "Therefore,
it was self-evident I did not make
them to you."
'I will stand as clean before the
country as you will," returned Mul
hall. heatedly.
'Oh. I have no question about how
we will stand relatively Deiore tne
public," replied Underwood, with a
laugh, and left the committee room.
The incident created a flurry that had
not wholly subsided when the com
mittee settled down to the further
identification of letters.
"Sherman Law" 'for Argentina.
Buenos Ayres. Argentina, July 29.
The government of Argentina today
introduced a bill into congress on the
lines of the Sherman law, declaring
unlawful all trusts and combinations
in restraint of trade and production.
Weather Forecast for Kansas.
Fair tonight and Wednesday.
This Day Ought to Break a
Heat Record or Two.
So Relief in Sight, Says the
Weather Man.
But Tonight Promises to Be
The Needle Started Early to
Climb to the Top.
Kansas Is sweltering today! And
vegetation Is taking on a hue of brown
Not a drop of water has fallen In the
state In the last twenty-four hours and
what Is more the white flag is still
flying from the flag' pole on top of the
Mulvane building there is nothing but
hot and dry weather In sight.
The Kaw river Is gradually vanish
ing. There is now little to be seen but
send bars just a mere rivulet. There
has been a drop of two-tenths of a foot
in the last twenty-four hours, the stage
being 3.5 feet. This is the lowest stag
that has been recorded since the re
cord was first started in Augu.st of
Monday night was the third hottest
night in the year. The minimum tem
perature was 77 degrees. A breeze
blowing at the rate of from ten to
twelve miles an hour brought slight
relief. High night temperatures pre
vailed in the northeastern portion of
Kansas although the night was pleas
ant in the northwest.
The mercury began to rise rapidly
today. At 9:30 o'clock the thermometer
reading was 89 degrees. Maximum tem
peratures ranging from 94 to 104 degrees
are reported tor Kansas tor tne it
hours ending at 7 o'clock this morn
ing. The maximum temperature at To
peka was 99 degrees.
A report from Clay Center states that
no rain has fallen at that place since
June 29 when there was a light shower.
It is feared that even were rain to
come now it would be too late to do
the corn much good. The corn in the
Kaw valley has not as yet suffered
to an alarming extent.
Following are the maximum tempera
tures at government stations for the
24 hours ending at 7 o'clock this morn
ing. Dodge City 93 degrees.
Concordia 100 degrees.
Dresden 94 degrees.
Emporia 100 degrees.
Fort Scott 96 degrees.
Hanover ; ... .12 degrees. .
Hays .....100 degrees.
Horton 98 degrees.
Iola 98 degrees.
McPherson 100 degrees.
Macksville 98 degrees.
Manhattan 104 degrees.
Sedan 102 degrees.
Wichita 94 degrees.
Is 105 on the Street.
The temperature at 2 o'clock today
was 98 degrees but that was way up
on top of the Mulvane building. The
thermometer at the transfer station
at the same hour registered 105 de
grees. A few clouds in the sky held
the mercury down to a certain extent.
They had practically all disappeared
by 2 o'clock and the weather man was
of the opinion that the century mark
would be reached. The temperature
has been ten degrees above normal
today. At 2 o'clock the wind was
blowing at the rate of 14 miles an
hour from the south.
According to "Sunny" Flora the
temperature tonight will not be con
ducive to sleep. It is anticipated that
a maximum temperature of at least
100 degrees will be reached Wednes
The hourly readings:
7 o'clock 80 11 o'clock 94
8 o'clock S3I12 o'clock 95
9 o'clock 8 81 1 o'clock 98
10 o'clock 92! 2 o'clock 98
At 3 o'clock the weather bureau
reported a temperature of 99.
Porto Rico Judge Said to Have
Given Donation Party
In Order to Obtain Furniture
for His Home.
Washington, July 29. Federal
Judge Peter J. Hamilton, recently ap
pointed to Porto Rico, is said to have
given a "donation party" for the fur
nishing of his home in San Juan.
A casual inventory places the value
of his gifts at J700.
Political dissatisfaction caused a re
port of the matter to congress and
investigation has commenced. Judge
Hamilton is an Alabama Democrat
and a classmate of President Wilson,
who appointed him to Porto Rico as
successor to Judge Paul Charlton,
who resigned.
Judge Hamilton landed at San Juan
early in April, having been confirmed
by the senate March 17 last. He left
his family at their home in Mobile,
Ala. Later he rented the San Gero
nimo place, a pretentious home, in
which he was to install his family.
According to the charges that have
been brought against the judge, there
appeared in the local San Juan news
papers an advertisement stating that
the judge's San Juan home was
'without furniture, tableware and
other articles necessary to home com
forts," and that June 28, between 5
and 7:30, the judge would receive his
friends at a donation party, the gifts
to be used by him during his resi
dence in San Juan and to be taken
by him when he left as souvenirs.
Between the hours set in the ad
vertisement there was a string of
friends of the judge, including law
yers and litigants, marching solemnly
to the judge's home, carrying tables,
chairs, tableware, decanters, kitchen
articles and family silver heirlooms.
A household supply company wrote.
it is charged, regretting the advertise
ment, as it would have furnished the
house gladly for the judge. The con
cern is said to be a litigant before the
court. ,
Some days later, no notice having
been taken of the judge's little party,
trouble broke out in the Porto Rican
congress over the appointment of the
principal of some school. The Amer
ican officials defeated the choice of
the speaker of the house. A member
of the house made a speech saying
that nothing else could be expected
when American officials were playing
politics and judges were accepting
American business men in San Juan
reported Judge Hamilton to members
of congress, who took the matter up
with Attorney General McReynolds.
"This is not my trouble," said the at
torney general. "That branch of the
Judiciary is under the war depart
ment." Acting Secretary of War Henry
Breckinridge referred the case to Ma
jor Mclntyre, chief of the insular di
vision, for a report. "It was a joke
on the part of the judge," explained
the major. "He married a minister's
daughter and comes from a section
of the country where such parties are
common. He is a classmate of Pres
ident Wilson."
Secretary Breckenridge could not
see the joke and directed that a com
plete report of the case be made to
him for presentation to the congres
sional committee having charge of
such matters.
Judge Hamilton was first appointed
to the Porto Rican judgeship by Pres
ident Taft near the close of the lat
ter's term as a compliment to Presi
dent Wilson. The senate failed to
confirm the appointment and Presi
dent Wilson sent back the name at
the beginning of the extra session and
it was confirmed without delay.
Girl Crossed Shining Sands of
Shoreless Sea
And Then Came Back to Tell
Story to Sons of Men.
Uniontown, Pa., July 29. Luella Com
pon, 15 years old, was awakened from
a trance today and described a won
derful trip across the river Jordan, an
ascension into heaven and the com
panionship) of Christ for ten days. The
girl is a daughter of a wealthy coke
"I did not want to return to earth,"
said the girl, "but I talked with the
Lord and he told me to go back. He
and I had long talks but he told me
not to speak to anyone else in heaven.
I crossed the river Jordan alone and
Christ was waiting for me on the
golden shores. It is beautiful. I want
to go back there."
The girl, a devout member of the
Mennonite church, went into a trance
on July 16, due to the shock of an
Republican Filibuster In House Ac
complishes Its Purpose.
Washington, July 29. The Republi
can filibuster, after paralyzing busi
ness in the house more than a week,
accomplished its purpose today when
the Democrats decided to allow five
hours' discussion of the Diggs-Cami-
netti-McNab-McReynolds embroglio.
Weary of the obstructive tactics, the
Democrats brought in a report from
the judiciary committee on a resolu
tion by Representative Kahn of Cali
fornia, calling for a telegram from the
attorney general May 16, directing
McNab to take no affirmative action
on the Dfggs-Caminetti white slave
cases until after receiving further ad
vices from the attorney general.
The committee report set forth that
the attorney general had supplied a
telegram which read as follows:
"McNab, United States district at
torney, San Francisco, Cal: Please
write me fully concerning charges
against Caminetti and Diggs and take
no affirmative action in respect of
same until you receive advices from
me. Answer.
(Signed) "Mc REYNOLDS.
"Attorney General.
Accompanying the telegram was a
memorandum showing it was sent by
the attorney general personally on the
evening of May 16. Presenting the
papers, the judiciary committee rec
ommended that the resolution be
tabled, since its purpose had been ac
complished. On that report Chairman
Clayton arranged for five hours' de
bate to allow Representative Kahn
and others to discuss all circumstances
of the Caminetti case.
Man Aged 64 Asks to Be Sent to House
of Correction.
Chicago, July 29. T. L. Bowen, 64
years old and who said he is a gradu
ate of Harvard, stood before Munici
pal Judge Newcomer and asked to be
sent to the house of correction for 60
days so that he would he prepared for :
" " .. '-m. """" '"lupon his return from the hospital
jail a month awaiting trial for ! ,.rentlv hnt h .
habitual drunkenness. In one hand j
he carried a thumb marked, pencil
lined copy of the Epistle of St. John.
"A woman gave me this book the
first Sunday I was in jail and I know
that it is better than all booze cures,"
Bowen told the court. "I read it first
because I had nothing else to do. but
now I believe every word in it. I want
to go out to the house of correction
and begin my time so that I can get
out and start over again."
The judge paroled Bowen to the
Rev F. E. J. Lloyd, member of the
legislature, who happened to be in
Boston, July 29. American First game.
Chicago 0 4 0
Boston 2 7 1
Batteries: Scott, Benz and Kuhn; Fos
ter and Thomas.
Philadelphia, July 29. American First
game. R.H.E.
Detroit 0 6 4
Batteries: Dauss and McKee; Brown
and Lapp.
Philadelphia - 8 13 1
More Than 100 Insurance Com
panies in Missouri
Slake Reply to the Quo War
ranto Proceedings.
Action Looking: to Withdrawal
Taken Individually.
Cite the Fourteenth Amend
ment in Their Defense.
Jefferson City, Mo., July 29. Over
one hundred Insurance companies
filed in the state supreme court today
their answer to the quo warranto pro-
ceeaings instituted by the attorney
general. The companies denied that
they had conspired to leave the state
and said their withdrawals were in
dividual. The answers, of which more than
twenty were filed, but all in substan
tially the same form, deny the com
panies have entered into any combi
nation to cripple the financial credit
of Missouri or to deny the people of
the state the right to protect their
property by insurance.
The companies insist, however, that
they have the right to cease writing
insurance in Missouri whenever they
deem proper.
The companies claim that to deny
them the right to cease doing busi
ness in the state or to punish them
for their determination to cease busi
ness, whether acting individually or
in concert, is to deny to the com
panies the equal protection of the
laws secured by the fourteenth
amendment to the federal constitu
tion. The companies also deny that they
ever contemplated cancelling policies
now in force. The answers go into a
detailed discussion of the Orr insur
ance law, the passage of which by the
last legislature impelled them to with
draw from the state.
This law, it is stated, prohibited the
use of the same rate by two or more
companies, for the use of the same
rate by two or more companies was
made prima facie evidence of a felon
ious agreement to fix and maintain
such rate.
"The insurance business is of such
a nature," continues the answers,
"that it is not reasonably possible for
one company to determine for itself
what are proper rates for all classes of
risks and it is essential that each com
pany avail itself to the utmost of the
experience of all concerned in the
business of insurance to inform itself
of the various matters which go to
determine the extent of hazard of loss
by fira.. ... i. ...
"Often the Insurance upon the same
properly is divided among many com
panies and so the rates of insurance
tend to a level among and are gen
erally the same with all companies as
to the same class of risks, the com
panies fixing such rates without any
agreement among them to maintain
the same."
Revised Crop Intimates Cause an
Advance of Two Cents.
Chicago, July 29. Sensational low
ering of crop estimates, owing to
damage from drouth and heat.
brought about a rush of buying today
in the corn trade. The result was to
put up prices 2 cents a bushel.
Profit taking on the part of hold
ers caused no important setback, the
market absorbing all offers in a man
ner that seemed almost ravenous. All
hope of a three billion bushel yield of
corn this season appeared to have
been abandoned. Instead, experts
talked of 2,675.000,000 bushels to
2,700,000,000, with a possibility of a,
drop to as short a total as 2,500,
000.000. Kansas City, July 29. Excited buy
ing characterized the corn market
here today. Prices mounted as high
as 3 cents above yesterday and Sep
tember delivery was up 2 cents over
last night. The flurry followed re
ports of an increasing area in Ne
braska, Missouri and Iowa, in need ofi
Immediate rain.
Sage of Atchison from Operating
Room to I'. S. Senate Race.
Atchison. Kan., July 29. Almost
before he regained consciousness fol
lowing his third operation in Roches
ter, Minn., B. P. Waggener began to
push plans for his campaign as a
candidate for United States senator.
The surgeons have told Mr. Waggener
that his health probably will allow
him to get into politics next fall, and
according to a statement made Just
before going to Rochester Mr. Wag
gener will resign from the Missouri
paclfjc ieKai department immediately
t d t v, it every oounty n the
i;V. v, iari,,n
state before the primary election.
Denver at Topeka, clear.
Des Moines at Sioux City,
Omaha at St. Joseph, clear.
Lincoln at Wichita, clear.
Boston at Chicago, clear.
Philadelphia at Pittsburg.clear.
Brooklyn at Cincinnati, clear.
New York at St. Louis, (2)
Chicago at Boston ,(2) cloudy.
St. Louis at Washington, clear.
Detroit at Philadelphia, (2)
Cleveland at New York, (2)
Milwaukee at St. Paul, clear.
Kansas City at Minneapolis,
Toledo at Columbus, clear.
Louisville at Indianapolis, clear.

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