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I lB,c!l&n mood, while the salesman must f9r W M W ,J vMI ft J&&b W ILJi lm IL Ik IL. H V i-, fll IL HLJ- other man Is the nmn that always lias a
I LSw audience, oft times reluctantly I T JW f 7 f V V Y XB fSr V V V V W ditch to dig, and the man who knows how H
$A' - C V to do ono tl.mg well has solved the great- H
jlmrtrrms ( est problem of life. Io it hotter.
1 Ptit'iH. . A
Ike attack i
Slropriatioii Cut Half Million,
J' nt Still in Excess of Last
'fjf Year's.
j$3i jjjinl, Smool, Warren and Dolli
'31 vcr Defend Course of the,
f" ' Administration.
M "fSctl-l to The Tribune.
8 Washington, d. c Feb. 26.
JjjS ',j,;Co days of attack in (ho senate, had
'iji appropriation cut half a million, but
.itwas ffivcn about $750,000 more than
Ust year, The attach was led by Hcy
iojjj 'tarni Carter, Borah, Teller and Fulton.
1 Tic bureau was defended by Flint,
ifcnoot, Warren and Dollivcr. Guggen
jl Jjeim suggested tho appointmenfcof a
:'k congressional .ioint committee to investi
M plcnnd report on tlio complaints heard
i-V"1 11,0 son"icc? nt y a- point of
2 ! cr Wan-en hilled it. Hoyburu of
'tJtJ an amendment requiring ihc turn
'in? back into tho imblie domain of all
a&5 ids in forest reserves on which there
'vtroao trees and rostorinc it for en-
S in. A point of order b.y Flint of Cali
isOS fornta settled tho amendment. Flint
Milt "flidarcd that it was a scheme of power
i.Jr i'fompauies to rn-nb off quarter-section
3fk !; rights in the west, Dixon offered an
'.nendinent to increase tho porconta'-e
.i " cf receipts from forest service to be
l?01 PP"11 ' from 25 to 50. A
? iiolnt of order killed it. Teller opposed
Vat -; because, he declarorl, the states were
' vj 'ctitled to all of it, 100 per cent, lie
id tit a ? 3Jarcd that when ho ot out of the
m' iEi t :in 'n tMP practico of law he
I'litcmlccl to .brinf- the forest service to
nTb ; l-xV.
StM' Carter Tights Hard.
.isJ !in amendment by Carter to reduce
J Spvjf appropriation for forest manage
ittrirtL.jwit a million below the house appro
5'i'I'iation was lost, 32 to 20, but it com-
andeil the votes of liorah, Bourne,
jf,. m CUtcr. Clark (Wyoming), Rtlton, Guji-
T Pff''ii, Ifeyburn and Teller. The
rjfefSlt o antaponisin was very stroiifr.
"SjfaB'.AfW point Bailey of Texas declared
b hvoT of turning back to the state
.'-!! publie lands within their borders.
SiflBj fufttor Warren said he had ouce advo
:Pi' 'n :l ma(lc :in extended
'"jKech on the subject and was retired
"3Hk'foci the senate1 for tho suggestion.
,w!jt Mr. Bailey- suggested that possibly
-X "P01'6'1 might havo been t he cause
v wj-ef it, and Mr. Warren .ioincd in the
jj?lthu2h at his expense.
3 At50clutr-d Press.
T 'IUNTfTOX, Feb. 20. After an
; t-ntizi Clay devoted to discussing the
5ti ' "fry provision of the agricultural
uZm aPrronriation bill, tho senate tonight
li r.c" thc "casuro.
..Tho senate reiectcd the increase of
."OC'.OOO iu thu appropriation for thc
' 'jIcstry service, as recommended by the
v comniii'tec. and then a curious par
'. wmoiitarj" situation arose. Mr. llev
' pant had offered an amendment dircct-
W llie secretary of agriculture to
wjg ; tlimmate from all forest reserves the
J 7bhc hinds not limbered, and to re
Vfa I orc such public lauds to location and
v,i!Z f?r.cnase under the land laws of the
r -US ' v,ltd Slntcs. and the amendment had
Is ' ,CD scented by Senator "Warren, in
rl ; "pe of tho bill.
, . "hen the amendment was laid before
') the senate. Mr. Flint (California) made
J 1 point of order against it, which was
IflW i !ali!!nf(1 b7 tho vice-president,
n i If I had known that the amendment
-rS v tod1(I not be voted on I would havo
xjlg- aercr concurred to the uiiauiinoas eon
4jt ir lent agreement, ' ' declared M.-. lley-
OT fi tTho vice-president thon put tho ques
ivt ?llcIlt.0 tllc senate, whioh declared the
8aendmcnt out of order.
f.' "3 I Amendment Tabled.
JJ r- , .Senator Carter's amendment to reduce
?5 li rIorestr-v appropriation from $3,980",-
i vSa3 passed by tho house, to $3,1(50,-
lffJ 5 SSriws lai(l on the tublo by a vote of
MDuljn2 the discussion of tho bill Son-
y Jpr Teller called attention to thc do
? !r ?? ,on3 mae against inon who havo
Ji. J0)"01" 011 t,ie public lands in mining
trV? If """cts. Ho declared the timber had
t ut lc"alb nd had yielded tho
inS I fti.er"710ut ' precious minerals many
5 TJ i l,,ai! the value of the timber. Ho said
tgj .J had drafted and procured thc pas-
It e of iho act ol" 1S78, which allowed
i& ,,i?eoPle oC tc west to do what, they
1 fni.-)oc" loi,lr without auv law in Hie
540" ; "lUng 0f lim)cr 0J1 imbfic lauds );or
I nft ",c ,,len w,'o swept tlioso hills bare
& roV"11101"'" p -uitl, '-'wore not public
S fU'fT'Tb 1)nt lliev a-"tod in accordance
S? fILv statutos- ih'-y returned lo the
s '"'nu-nt much more than the limber
'V&l ' iH., v,'0T.il' There haa been no willful
Y, 1PJ'Vlct'01' of timber in Colorado. Tho
;IX L ,Plu ' lhat slato are more interested
'i ? nm. foson-ation of their timber than
i yLX?0. outsidf of thc state could
'j J 'i he.
ii p System Condemned.
:J4 if tMn H'V'iaaiiig the forestry bureau sy-
Si i Teller said if l5ichot'fl plan
!p S h,i,,cun aPllk'l i' Colorado during
Jl irliiys.f itH development, that state
H Ku , l,,n 1"' tl" of the eoyote.
i W l"!tliM- and the bear. The svslem.
Slw!',' w;,s destroying thc prospectw
'7 Au" 'u the future.
Sfan.? lorstation, he snid, had been a
iinflrrf.ilJ i:lorado. The farmers raise
:f- br ,it"!lbc'1' " that state than is raised
j f -i ' ,0Fest hiireau.
an V"0"!'1 icr." ho declared, "havo
(OS i tuin;K.U'An""n ,,0,I,B aJKl a American
K J ,0'it ol doors, i do not believe there
I oaliuued on Page Two.
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Evidence of Horrible Crime That
Cost Lives of Widow and
Four Children.
Motive for -the Deed Remains
j Mystery: Rigid Investiga
tion Under Way.
BAKERSF1F.LD. Cal.. Feb. 2G. Mrs.
Minnio Bookman, wife of the lato Wil
Ham M. Bookman, and her four children
wcro bumod to death at their residence
south of this city shortly after 2 o'clock
this morning.
Thc evidence points to tho faot that
murder was committed beforo the house
was firod.
Tlio Doad. .
VERA BEEKMAN. aged 14.
Tho family occupied a single bed
room , tho mother and two children oc
cupying ono bed and tho oldest boy and
girl sleeping in a second bod on tho op
posito sido of the room. The charred
bodies wcro found in thc exact position
that each was accustomed to occupy in
bed, and tho half consumed mattress on
which Mrs. Bookman slept was covered
with what appears to be bloodstains.
Tho cotton in thc mattress has been
placed iu tho hands of a chemist for
No Sign of Struggle.
Tho firo was first seen by neighbors
about 2:30, and tho first men to appear
ou the premises found, tho house a
mass of flames, but, looking through tho
burning boards, tho bodies could be
seen on tho beds lying apparently in
natural positions. Coroner McGinn and
Sheriff Kellcy wcro early upon the
scone and a careful examination of the
premises was made. No clues devel
oped that might bo of help in uncover
ing the mj-slory.
So far as known the family had no
enemies and thoro is no reason to sus
pect any one. A watch dog belonging
to Mrs. Beekman was poisoned two
days beforo thc tragedy, and a little
house dog that was kept in the bed
room at night was found unhurt on thc
premises this morning.
Mrs. Beekman was left a widow about
a year ago, her husband having been,
one of tho leading farmers in this coun
ty. This was his second marriage, two
children by a former wife living nt
some point in the southern part of ihc
state. By the terms of his will Beek
man left almost his entire estate to his
widow and her four children, bequeath
ing but $100 each to his children by his
former wife. Tho estate is supposed to
be valued at about $5000.
No Cluo Found.
Although all evidence points to tho
fact that Mrs. Beekman and her four
children were mnrderod beforo tUo
house was fired early this morning, both
Sheriff Kelly and Coroner McGinn and
their forces aro unable to unearth tho
least cluo.
Neighbors bcliovo that robbery was
tho motive for tho ghastly crime, and
tliat tho widow was in the habit .of se
creting a large sum of money in tho
house, but this idea is scouted by her
attorney, who declares that she was an
especially vigilant and businessliko wo
man, who since tho death of her hus
band, managed the affairs of Ihe estate
in a most admirable manner.
The condition of Mrs. Beekmans'
skull further strengthened thc murder
theory. A round break, such as is made
bv a hammer, is ovor the right oy.c.
The skulls of thc children are intact in
each case.
WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 2(5. Tho
hearing in tho action of tho federal
government against tho E. 1. Dupont
DoNcmourH company and associated
powder companies on charges of ef
fecting, a combination in restraint of
Iradewas resumed in this city today.
William G. Coyne, formerly head ot
the sales department of the Dupont
concern, in testifying, denied that pow
der was sold to tho Equitable, Austin
and American Powder companies ex
cept in emergency cases. An adjourn
ment for ton days was taken at tho re
guest of tho government, to meet next
in Now York.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Thc eon
trrict for making a statuo of Columbus,
to be erected in the plaza of the Union
station in this city, has been awarded
to Torado Taft of Chicago, a relative
of the president -elect- Congress hns
Lnpropriatod $100,000 for tho Columbus
memorial. Andrew O'Connor, an Irish
Americani sculptor iu Paris, hns been
selected to make a statue of Commo
dore .John Barry, which is to bo erected
in Franklin park, in this city. Con
gress appropriated $50,000 for this
nrNVBJt. Fob- 20. William fottor
Rlcord. formerly otic of thc best-known
m-wapappr mon of tho went, died lnat
nlsht of pneumonia, need 5.. years. Mr,
U'cord, In J8S2. was city editor of tlio
SnT i Diego. California. 1'nloJs, and later
w;irt connected with papers at Astarln.
Or Seattle. Los Aimelcsi and .Snn Fran
cisco. Mr. Itlcnrd wa a gruduiito of
"U'nshlnEton university of M. J.oulx.
Mr Tllcord was well known In Stilt
r.t lCf'Citv. foni" Jlv vn;ir npn ho w:ih
for Fvi'fal months teles ropta editor of
Tho Tribune. .
(Drawn from Late Telegraphic Reports from "Washington.) '
T Some Features ,
of ihc Big
Sunday Tribune I
i- In the big Sunday Tribune
! tomorrow will appear another !
i- chapter of that charming story,
"The Lion's Share," by Oc-
i- tave Thnnct, which has been
v- running as a serial for several
v weeks. J
-I- "The Life-Saver" is the
topic for the story of "Thril-
I ling Lives," which "William A I- !
-7- leji Johnson is writing exclusive- v
Iv for tho Sunday Tribune. You -r
are interested in these stories. v
You have been reading tho -I-
solutions of Dr. Fnrnivall. This
r series of stories has proven -r
njost interesting. The one to -r
-I- appear in Tho Sunday Tribune -J-
v tomorrow is "The Black Hand y
I- at Tony's."
j. -j.
I- If vou would know about tho 'r
I- inaugural ball in the pension of- -I-
I- lice, Reno Bacho will tell you in r
I- tho big Sunday Tribune.
Suppose you order Thc Trib- !
une sent to your home. Call
cither phone, it will be dcliv- v
ere d at your home or office.
TiA LT I MO It 15, Feb. 26. An nrticlo will
appear lit the March number of tho North
Vincrlrau .Review, by Cardinal Gibbons,
in which the cardinal rovlows or refutes
categorically the charges made by min
isters of certain other denominations af
fecting tho loyalty of Catholics.
Cardinal Gibbons begins by saying that
"Mfloun million Catholics, live their lives
In our laud with undisturbed belief In tho
porfeet harmony existing between their
religion and their duties as American
citizens. Lovo of religion nnd lovo of
country burn together In the r hearts.
Thev love thf.lr church as tho divine
spiritual society set up by .Tonus Christ,
through which they, are brought Into a
closer communion with Cod. They love
their counlrv with the spontaneous ami
ardent love of all patriots, because It Is
their country and the eoutco to theni of
untold blessings.
"They prefer Us form of government
beforo anv other. They accept the con
stitution without reserve, with no desire,
as Catholics, to wo. It changed in any
feature. They can with a clear con
science swear to uphold It.
"American Catholics rejolco In our
enaratlon of church mid slate, and I can
conceive of no combination of circum
stances Ilkelv to arlsti) which would mako
a union desirable either lo church or to
state. W leave It to church ami state
iu other lands to solve their problems for
their own best interests. For ourselves,
we thank Cod we live In America. 'In
this happy country of ours,' to quote Mr.
ltoosevelt. 'when; 'religion and liberty are
natural allien.' "
-I- ATLANTA, (in., Fob. 2(5. 4-
v From "() cents each to $10 is tho !
! remarkable rise in I ho 'possum !
-r markel. within tho past inonlh,
! as a result of tho tcaturing of !
-r this marsupial in the recent. Taft v
banquet. Atlanta dealers aro
I swamped with orders from tho !
v- north and east, ono announcing
I- today that ho had orders for ,"0lJ -I-
at $10 each, tho prospective pur-
I- chasers desiring them for pets.
Utah's Senior Senator Conies
Far Short of. Covering Him
self With Glory.
Gets Badly Tangled AYhen Other
Western Senators Begin to
Fire Questions.
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2G. Senator
Smoot came to the defease of the for
estry bureau again loda'. llo spoke
for nearly thrco hours and prolonged
thc session until nearly S o'clock to
night. Efforts to call him off proved
unavailing. There wcro many amusing
features connected with the speech. For
example, when Smoot explained that the
purchase of thrco steam launches
Smoot called them "yachts" for use
of forest rangers, at n cost of $2499,
had made it possiblo to dispenso with
the services of four men, Senator Bo
rah asked him if tho men woro dis
charged from tho service. Tho sen
ator from Utah admitted they had not
been, but adhered to tho statement that
a saving of the salaries of four men
had been made. He got into an al
tercation with Sonator Carter and re
fused to yield for a question. Later
Smoot reconsidered and offered . to yiehl,
but Carter declined his ofTers. IIo had
a "run in" with Hepburn, who got
so mad ho turned his back on Smoot
and went out of tho chamber.
Tilings Hard to Explain.
Senntor Fulton asked Smoot why it
was necessary to send forest employees
out at government expense to lecture
to the carriage builders' associations.
"Does the senator think the forest
employees know more about carriage
building than the carriage builders!"
inquired Fulton.
"The carriage builders ovidontly
thought so or they wouldn't have in
vited the lecturers."
"Then tho government should em
ploy them as carriage builders instead
of as foresters." replied Hurt on.
Smoot said ia ono sentence that no
honest homesteader had complained
against tho forest officers without hav
ing his wrongs righted. Most, of the
complaints were based on falsehoods,
he declared. Senators Borah and Piles
told him he was wrong and Guggen
heim read letters from many Colorado
people complaining.
Smoot. described one of Senator Car
tel's constituents, Oscar Sharta. a pros
pector, who had complained of forest of
ficers as a "drunken sot, unworthy of
He declared that another "alleged
homesteader" from Montana, whoso
complaint against the bureau, Mr. Car
ter liad voiced, iu the senate as a man
Who "an "a saloon where men could
go with ladies and no questions would
bo asked."
In truth. Utah's senator did not cover
himself with glory.
Index to Today's Tribune
I Departments. Tngo -b
r Legislature 3 4-
I- Society 5
J5dltorIal 0
j Mines 8
Markets 0 --
lntcrmountaln 10
! V
r Domestic. -!
''r Fierce attack In senate on for- -J-
-I- os try bureau 1 4
v Taft wants to hasten revision of
-I- tariff 1 ?
Defense gaining ground In thc -j-
J- Cooper trial 1 4-
I- Widow and four children prob-
-J- ably murdered; bodies burned.. 1 -j-
-1- Senate has somo more fun with y
Smoot 1 -t-
I- x Local. -r
-r Flks to give minstrel show 2
-!- Five wives and one husband
- ' made happy 7 -y
Thirteenth Kast street residents !
want street car line H -j-
- K. D. Gammon found guilty of -j-
embezzlement 14
4- Hoiintlful opera-house burns.... 14
-i- Contrnct Is let for big Improve- -
-I- ments .11
-r Joseph Obcrndorfer dies sud-
denly 11 4-
j- National Guard banquet Is big 4
success - 11
.J. V
I- .Sporting News. 4"
Third major lcaguo for the
-J. east 11 4-
-!- L. D. S. basketball team wins 4-
4- title 11 4-
Wrestling bout proves failure. 11 4,
, , 4
WASHINGTON', Fob. 2C Tho "decla
ration of principles" adopted by thc
North American Conservation conference,
which hoy Just concluded Us work here,
In which certain recommendations aro
made for tho conservation of tho natural
resources of tho United States, Canada
and Mexico, was today transmitted by
tho president to congress.
Thc president acknowledges "with sin
cere gratification" tho prompt nnd cour
teous response of tho governments In
vited lo partlolpalo tu the conference.
Tho president then refers to tho sug
gestion made by the conference for an
International conference on conservation,
and savs that, acting upon this sugges
tion, ho has addressed such on Invitation
to tho nations of the world, "In the con
fident belief that such a meeting will fos
ter tho Interests of every nation and will
conllrm and strengthen In us all the be
lief that the ood of each Is llkewiso tho
common good of all."
NFAV YOKIC Feb. 2C An earthquake,
which niav have shaken Central Amerlcu,
was registered In the government observ
atory In Havana, today, according to a
special dispatch. Tho seismograph began
to register at 11:21 o'clock this morning
and the disturbance, continued Intermit
tently for forty minutes. Tho area af
fected scorned to bo 1700 miles uway.
.jrr'?..?r-t fu.r..t-f''-.T-T-.,-i--r.
; ----
4. HONOLULU, Feb. 20. Prcsi-
4- dent Joseph F Smith of tho 4-
4- Church of Jesus Christ, of Lai- 4-
4- tor-day Saints arrived hero to- 4
v day 011 tho steamer Alameda, on 4-
4 a tour of the Jdornion churches 4-
4 011 tho islands. He was greet- 4-
4- cd at tho wharf by a. large dele- 4-
4- gation of local Mormons, and 4-
4 was given an enthusiastic 10- 4
4 cop lion. 4-
... .1.
President-Elect Evidently De
termined to Crowd Work
Fast as Possihle.
Believes That Eevision Should
Be Made Before Body Is Dele
gated With Power.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. President
elect Will iain II. Taft declared in an
interview in this city today that a re
vision of thc tariff is a primarj- requi
site for thc relief of the present busi
ness condition, and ho expressed thc
hopo that tho revision would be ac
complished by June 1.
Speaking of this revision, Mr. Taft
said to a roporter:
"As this is thc primary requisite for
tho relief of present conditions, I want
to have it disposed of at once. I am
hopeful that thcro will be important
j revisions in tho existing schedules made
by congress in an extra session, and I
look forward to Juno 1 as 'the date
when most of theso changes will bc
como effective."
Favors a. Commission.
Mr. Taft's opinion was given after
an interview with James W. Van
Cleave, president of tho National Man
t ufacturers' association, who called to
urge tho creation of a permanent tar
iff commission. After Mr. Van Cleave 's
departuro, Mr. Taft 6aid that ho fa
vorod such a commission but did pot
favor its immediate appointment. He
doclnrod that ho felt that tho presont
tariff schedules are onerous to business,
halting it with tho forco of a drag
brake, but ho added that tho revision
was all important first, and then per
haps a commission. Such a commission,
if appointed now, might block tho plan
of revision as now contemplated. After
the revision, tho commission would
gather other data, watch the now law's
workings and suggest amendments to
it. Mr. Taft also niado public today a
letter which ho sent to S. E. Payne,
chairman of the ways and means com
mittoo of the house at tho tariff con
ference hold nt Indianapolis on Febru
ary 1G, in which Mr. Taft wrote:
Views Set Out
"A tariff commission would be harm
ful or useful as its functions wcro de
scribed in the bill. My own ideas havo
boon that thcro ought to be a perma
nent commission of tariff experts to
koep themselves advised by all the
means possiblo of tho cost of production
of tho' articles named in the schedules
in foreign countries and in this coun
try. 1 think what wo lack is evidence,
and some such means might very well
bo used for tho purposo of securing it.
I should be tho last to advocate a com
mission with any power to fix rates if
that wcro constitutional, as it would
not bo, or with any function other than
that of furnishing thc cvidenco to con
gress upon which from timo to time it
might act."
Mr. Van Cleave and IL E. Miles of
Raciuo, Wis., chairman of tho tariff
couimittco of tho National Manufac
turers' association, called on Mr. Taft
today as a part of tho committee from
tho recent national tariff commission
convention in Indianapolis.
Asks for Information.
Mr. Taft told Mr. Van Clcavo that
ho desired to havo further information
concerning a commission of tariff ex
ports and would give it every considera
tion. Tho present lull in industry, Mr.
Taft said, was undoubtedly duo to im
pending tariff legislation, but he
thought with that knowledge in view
congress would conclude its delibera
tions at an early date, possibly in Juno.
Tariff changes always halt business for
a time, was tho op'inion expressed by
Mr. Taft, and the sooner such legisla
tion was drawn and adopted tho hot
ter for thc country.
Mr. Van 'Cleave said after Iub con
ference with Mr. Taft that tho president-elect
expressed his belief in a
tariff commission to consider changes
in tariff schedules from year to year.
HELLlXCiHAM, Wash.. Fob. 20. Jo
seph llcalv and Horace Ritchie this
morning pleaded guilty to attempting a
jail delivery at Mount Vernon nnd
must serve "at lcnsl the minimum sen
tence of five venrs in (ho, peaitcntiary.
Monday morning last they were cap
tured while attempting to cut tho bars
lending to tho coll occupied by James
Kolly nnd Joseph Vectl. charged with
passing counterfeit money, and they
admitted that they belonged to a gang
of counterfeiters and woro attempting
to release their confederates. Tho irony
of fato is shown in tho fact that Kelly
and Vocil wcro acquitted by the jury
last evening.
DKJ2R LODGE. Mont.. Feb. 20. Con
vict William Hayes was for tho second
timo today sentenced to be hanged for
his pari fn the attempted escape from
the penitentiary a year a"o, in wnich
Chief Guard Robinson was murdered.
(Jcorgo Hock, Hayes's pal, has already
paid for the crime with his life. Hayes
must hang April 2. IIo said today that
lie was anxious now to mount tho scaf
fold and be all over with itt as soon
as possible. K'ock was Ihe ringleader
in Ihe attempted prison break, and
Haves rlnimcd that Rock forced him
into the plot on pain of death if he
did not join in thu attempted escape.
Evidence That Senator CarmacK H
Was in "Ugly Mood" Before H
Meeting Slayers.
Day Marked hy Bitter Wrangles
Between Counsel for Prose
cution and Defense.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. 2G. Tho
ninth day of actual testimony in tho jH
trial of ihc Coopers, and Sharpe, IH
charged with murdering former United
States Senator E. Vv. Carmack, was jH
marked by bitter argument between
opposing counsel and closed with a
decided advantage for tho defense. At
tho same timo an interesting law point
was uccided by Judge Hart.
Thc defense offered proof that Col- jH
9nel Cooper was told by Edward. Craig, IH
wlit.-m tlc colonol had sent to see Sen
ator Carmack, that Carmack was iu
an "ugly humor." Tho caso of tho
dcff-n.se was based really upon this on! IH
cxp tssion. for Coioncl Cooper and
Robin both testified that they armed
themselves because they were led to
believe from ihe romark Carmack might
attack the colonel. The stato then of
fered to prove by two of tho dc
fonso's own witnesses, Major Vortrces
and Assistant Insurance Commissioner fl
T. Leigh Thompson, that Carmack was ' jJ
not only not in an ugly humor, but
laughed at the idea of trouble.
Making Hard Fight.
Tho defense fought the admission of
this testimony with more vim than has
characterized any argumont since tho
trial began. Counsol declared the state
could cross-examine only on such mat
ters as should be gone over in direct
On the question of Major Vertrccs's
testimony. Judge Hart excluded the
jury and" permitted the stato to exam
inc Major Vortrces for thc court's bene
fit. .IIo admitted all that thc stn,tc
said he would, that Carmack laughed
at thc ?dca of trouble, said he had
done nothing to provoke it and that
ho wanted a revolver simply to satisfy
his friends. Tho court held with thn 1
defense that tho testimony must be ex
eluded. When T. Leigh Thompson was or,
tho stand almost the same question
arose. Judge Hart then said hcs would
render final decision on the poiu to- tM
morrow, but intimated that, unless the
state had discovered some new author
itios to support its contention, . he
would rule out the testimony.
It was during this last argument that fM
ono of thc most amusing incidents of
thc trial occurred.
Absent-Mindod Judgo.
Judge Hart was listlessly, and with
a bored air to3'iug with the revolver
said to havo been taken from Colonol
Cooper thc night of the killing. AH
at once, Attorneys Garner and Wash
ington began to "indulge in personal!
tics. The court sat up quickly and,
thinking he held the judicial gavel in
his hand, proceeded lo pound the
tablo vigorously with the butt of the
Everybody in thc room laughed, the
judge "blushed, dropped tho revolver,
and remarked:
"Now proceed with tho lawsuit."
Revolvers played a prominent part
in thc day's hearing, and testimony . jH
was much to tho advantage of tho de
tense. The prosecution had gone upon ,
tho theory that tho revolver with the
two empty shells, found near Sen
ntor Carmack's body, was in reality
Colonel Cooper's, and that tho re- JM
volvor introduced as Colonel Cooper's,
which had not been discharged, was
tho one the dead senator carried.
Major Vortrces, however, who loaned IH
Senator Carmack the revolver, idonti- VM
tied tho 0110 found near his body, 'with
two discharged shells, as the ono he
had loaned the senator. Police Commis
sioner Hutchinson identified the re-
volvcr which had not been iircd as the
ouc ho loaned Colonel Cooper.
OAKLAND, Cai.. Feb. 2(5. Edwin IH
Goodall, head of the shipping firm of
Goodall, Perkins & Co.. business part
nor of United States Senator Perkius,
and a pioneer of California, died sud
denly today of apoplexy, aged sixty
five years,
Dining tho last two months Goodall IH
health has been failing and he retired
from active business. At tho time of ' jH
his death ho was surrounded by his IH
family. lie was one of the most wide
Jv known transportation officials it
California, nnd was formerly president
of the Oregon Railway and Navigation
For nearly half a century the firm ,
of which he has been the head was one IH
of the leading steamship companies iu IH
S:iu- Finncisco.
The deceased leaves a widow and two
children. Thu funeral will be held next
CHICAGO. Fob. 215, Important reduc- 1
lions from Ihn new schedules of transcon- IH
tlncntal freight rates, which have been In IH
olfect since January 1, have been agreed H
upon bv the railroads, according to an- . 1
uouncciiicui made tonight after a confer- H
once of railroad officials In thc trnnscon- H
tlncntal freight bureau, which has been )
la session here since January 2S. , H
Tho concessions am In many cases a r
restoration of rates In effect before tho IH
llrst of tho year, and amount tu from 3 '
to 2o per ecu t- - H
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