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Thomas VP. Gore,' on Witness
Stand, Denies Improper Action
Toward Mrs.' Bond.
Blind Oklahoma. . Statesman Declares
He Was the Victim of a Scheme ,
to Ruin . Him Says Woman
Pulled Him- Toward Her.
Oklahoma City,; Okla.. , Feb. 17.
Thomas, P. .Gore; blind United States
senator, took ; the . witness stand to
face the most Btreniious ordeal Of his
eventful life. His honor and his- po
litical standing as staked on the
impression . he'vhould . make on the
Jury hearing the trial of Mrs. Minnie
E. Bond's $50,000 damage suit against
him. Mrs. Bond has charged the blind
senator with attempting to criminally
assault herein a hotel room in Wash
ington. The 'evidence of the prosecu
tion is in. Senator- Gore's testimony
was relied on, by the defense to clear
his name or break down the testi
mony 'of hin, aileged misconduct and
w in an acquittal. . .. -"Plot
to Destroy Him," Says Senator.
"This is a plot to destroy me," said
the senator as he began his story:
Sitting far "out 'in his chair, his
hands folded firmly.?acToss the knob
of his cane,, his sightless eyes star
ing straight' ahead,, his boyish fea
tures set in a look of grim determina
tion, was the picture Senator Gore
presented-on' the stand to the mass
of humanity that packed the court
room tQ the limit. '
Senator 7 Gore gave his name and
said he was .born in Mississippi. He
said ' be bad lived in Oklahoma since
1901. , Hfr lias., been blind since he was
eleven years -old. He testified he met
Mrs! BetwT at the Skirvin hotel in Jan-I
uary," 1813,,-and that she said her bus--
band wanted to be collector of Inter
nal . revenue. ;but he -told- her he was
already committed-and could not sup
port him. ' Mr. Gore said he d'd not
suggest that 8he bring her, husband's
application to Washington. : '
Blind Senator on Stand.
Gore said his Washington office was
in the senatorial annex and that he
had three clerks and a messenger ii!
the office. .-.'.'.;.
"Did Mrs. Bond ever come to your
office about her husband's applica
tirr"" " : .-; '.- ' "v -
v"Yea. ' About ten days after inaugu
ration. She came in and asked me if
1 could - not consider her1 husband's
emrlidaey.. I told her I could do noth
. ing. Then she Mid, Then senator,
yo;i can't hold out any hope?' I said.
" no." . " - -: - - '
."'Did you make any advances to
her such i as holding her hand or
touching her footr- , -',. .
'Most positively aot";
"When did yoo next hear from Mrs:
"Pond?" ' : ,: ":V.;'r:
"She called m on the , 'phone a
few day.. , later. She asked me if I
cruld conn rjriowil to her hotel to sea
her I toldher"I could not "
" "She called me at my .office at two
, o'clock. Shfc again asked me to come
to'. her hotel.; I suggested that she
come to my omce. ssne saia sne was
afraid , there would : be too great a
crowd at my office. . - -
";i left my office upder the guidance
if Howard-Kay about six o'clock, ar
ming a few minutes late." ,'.".-'.
irs. .Bond; jf-Jes Charge bf Senator.
."What ba'piened when - you' eutereu
topDy or Ane notei,: V.vSo"'.
"M rs." Bond met me In .tbeVlobby
-faid, '1 will take ' charge of ilio
ina tor. 'She started to war da (he ele-
, . Jior and 1 asked her where; we . were
' r . .ng. She said she would take me
t 'a parlor. After getting on the sec
f Jud floor, she" said the parlor, was
-ruwded and she would take me w
r- room. .
' "She seated me. in a rocking-chair.".
' "What was tie first thing, she.' said
you?" V: ' ' ' '' '-',,' . '
" :She remarked that she was dis
jointed at her busband't. failure to
d the office. 1 told her I was sorri
"tiieu I remarked that she might miss
her train, as she , told me sh was
feoiiig on the 6:45 train. , , . .
i rose to go and extended my hand!
s'm remaraea sue uau utxiteu .not u
I sat down. ' Then sue suggested
njighr. herself become a candidate
commissioner of charities and cor-
lt.ions. : 1 uen sue Buggcsieu i wuuiu
e bitter opposition in my race for
eehate. ; 1
?hen she bad a 'phone call and
ed, tor some time. When she
a back, she sat down on the bed
Iked a few minutes more.
. Woman Pulled Him Toward Bed.
told her I would have to bego-
1 rose and extended my hand.
seized it and punea rae towara
bed- I asked ner, wnat it meant.
is off balance and. probably was
ing ever Mrs,.- Bond.
rhen i beard some one come
and. I asked who ft was. The man an
swered, T. B. Robertson. Mrs. Bond
set up an outcry: and Robertson told
her to stop that squaliing.c Then he
went to Mrs. Bond and said, -What
have you to say , about this,?' She
paid, 'I do not want Bond to know
you were in my room."
"Then ' I turned, to Robertson ana
asked him-'what this meant.
. "He mumbled something that he"
did not know anything. I asked Rob
ertson to take me down and he did."
President Wilson Tells Newspa
per Men Reports Show Con-
Chilians Are Improving.
Impressive Ceremonies at Arlington I
Cemetery .After Big Parade, Marked
. Commemoration of Blowing Up of I
warship in Havana Harbor. . l
Washington, Feb.' 17. President
Wilson is optimistic over business con
ditions in the United-States: - He told
the newspaper 'correspondents that
reports received by him showed that
conditions were improving. He stated
that thece reports were almost unani
mous. He doesn't regard the, condi
tions of unemployment pretaljihg-.in
New York and other cities as being
at all unusual for this period Of the
The president let it be known, that"!
reports of 350,000 men being out ; of
employment inNew York were bear-'
sy, and indicated that the statements
of Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the
industrial relations commission, show
ing conditions of unemployment exist
ing in New York were not based on
official' .investigation. ; .'
, Explains Recognition of Peru.
, Turning to the discussion of for-
eign affairs, the president said that
the .recognition of the provisional gov-
ernment of Peru by the United States
was given only aftir he' was assured'
that, it had the sapport.of all the con
stitutional authorities of that nalion.
It. had the support of the "Peruvian
congress ,an,d the supreme court, and
there is no evidence tha force was
used in obtaining the support.-
There is no possible analogy be
tweea recognition of the - Peruvian
ernment and the Huerta government
in Mexico, he baid. .
; Presiident Wilson has received much
evidence that his. Mpvinn u.. I
j - ,n
republics- He.f nr, , .rnectantly. The
our international relations,
ijrjjj. ,jg J
nothing contrary to the' Monroe doc
trine in the. dispatching- of-, marines
and guns to Mexico City by the British
government, the . president indicated.
The consent of the United PJotcs was
asked before this action . j
but it was not necessary. ;
-Emphatic denial - was made ' by . tnjfeg
president of . rumors that Secretary
of Agriculture Houston would. leavT
the cabinet and become a membar of
the federal reserve board! ' -
Washingt'on, '.Feb. 17. Impressive
ceremonies at Arlington cemetery ' fol
lowing a parade marked the commem
oration of the ' blowing up of the bat
tleship - Maine in Havana harbor 16
years ago. - '
, Cavalry, artillery, sailors, marines
and patriotic societies took nart in
the parade. Thousands lined the 1
streets through which the procession
passed.' In . the line of march were
carriages . bearing the commander in
chief of ,the G. A. R., Washington
Gardner of Albion, Mich.; the com
mander of the. Spanish War Veterans,
John Lewis Smith, head of the Army
and Navy union; H. Ogden Lake, and
others prominent in civic and patriot
ic affairs. .'
Crossing the aqueduct bridge, over
the Potomac, the parade halted while
Jfa. boat laden wltlb flowers was sent
adrift down the historic stream, a me
morial to the dead.. , -'
' As the parade wound its way slowly
through the cemetery grounds a salvo
. of "artillery greeted the raising of the
flag to full mast . :
Messages . of regret were recived
from President Menocal of Cuba, Rear
Admiral Sigsbee, who commanded the,
ill-fated Maine, and former President
Taft, who was asked to be one of the
.speakers. , ' .
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Blow Safe of Wealthy Georgian and
.Escape With From $25,000
to $50,000.4-
Milledgeville, Ga.. Feb. 17. Yegg -
men blw the safe in tbe office of C.
H." Bonner here. The private night
watchman was "bound and gagged,
Bonner is a very wealthy man and has
nlufiVa bant Vita mnnm- tn a . 1
guarded safe !nstead of a bank. He re-
fases to state-tne amount missing, but j tives of the operators and employes at
it is stated on good authority !the loss j their joint conference decided to sub
is every $25,000, and may, be $50,000 j mit the workers' demand for increased
The robbers escaned." ; j- i wages to a suVscale committee.
Wit l7 -::
8enator Gore on stand In his own o ! co- the house of commons Under
fene in $50,000 damage suit declares! Secretary, of Foreign Affairs Acland
that he is "victim of a plot to destroy
j him." . -i
Former Japanese Envoy to United
States Succumbs. . "
Was a Self-Made Man and Called the
Country's Best and. Most Acconv .
plished Diplomat.
Tokio, Japan. Feb. 17
Viscount I
Siuzo Aoki, former Japanese ambassa-
dor to the United ' States, died here.
The news that the famous diplomat
was critically ill became known only a
Iew hours before bis death; although
ae nad been sick for some time past.
' Viscount Aoki wac the son of a vil
lage doctor, born in 1844, and may.be
considered a selfHnade man. He was
among the first of the -Japanese to
seek an education abroad, going to
Germany in 186. .
A few years later he was appointed
secretary to the Japanese legation at
Berlin, - and ' thus be . began-- a jcareer
which eventually led hlnr'to' be 'Con
sidered the most experienced diplomat
inx Japan. He waa twice minister frr
foreign affairs and besides- b,is ambae
sadorship at Washington he served bis
country at London and Berlin,
While In Berlin he married the Prus
sian Baroness Von Rahden, which was
the first instance of a foreign woman
of rank and title becoming the wife of
a Japanese. Viscount Aoki's daughter,
Hannah, emulated the example of her
father and was married to a German!
Count Alexander von Hatzfeldt-Tracb?
woerg, wnne me latter was an ai-
j-Gennan legation in Tokio
.oki van ambassador to
tne time or nis aeatn ne neia tne post
of privy councilor. ''. .
Priest Slayer, Convicted of Killing
Anna AumiIler, Gives' Details
. of His Crime."
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Albany, N. Y h Feb. 17. Hans
Schraidt. convicted slayer of Anna Au
muller. has made ""a complete confes
sion of his crime. He gave all the de
tails of the. tragedy to a representa
tive of District Attorney Whitman at
Sing Sing prison. This announcement
was made by a state official. He said
that' Schmidt in' his. confession stated
that : a criminal operation, had been
performed on the girl and that she
died as a result. - Schmidt said that he
had no intention of killing the girl,
but after she died he decided that her
body would have to be disposed of and
therefore dismembered it, ' dropping
the several parts. in the Hudson river'.
Schmidt is now under sentence to be
.executed during the week . of March
23. He has been placed in the death
house at Sing Sing. -'
United States' Naval Craft Left
- . Fate by Thtrtv-Six Officers
and Men,. ' ..
St. Johns, N. F., Feb. 17. The
United States naval Tug Potqmac,
held fast by Ice floes in the- Gulf of
St. Lawrence, was abandoned by the
36 officers and men of her crew, ac
cording to news received from Bonne
Bay. where the crew landed , safely. -
The tug was driven seaward before a
, . ., . , - . ...
?ala. aad soon disappeared from sight.
The ice was piled so high about tbe
vessel . that it was feared she . would
be crushed under the pressure. The
Potomac was caught in the ice Feb
ruary 5 while . trying to - free Ameri
can X shin g vesuela Icebound at Bay
of Islands. - ;
1 '
Strike Danaer Passed!
Philadelphia, Feb. 17. All danger of
i a strike of more than 200,000 miners in
the bitlminous coal fields of western
I Tmv,a,.l,rnn!r. 1 i. f TnF.m. Till
! nois was removed waen representa-
Cireat Britain Notifies Powers
; She Intends to Care for Her
'' People in Mexico.
Fifty Rebel Guns for Attack on Tor
- reon .Shipped From Chihuahua
After a Parade Henry Lane
Wilson May Return.
I - London, Feb. 17. Great Britain no
tified the Dowers of the world that she
intends to protect her, citizens in Mexl-
ueciareu inai tne . tinusn aamirai m
Mexican waters was - authorized . to
.send to the British legation in Mexico
City any arms. and marines that should
be necessary to defend British lives
if an emergency arose.
Villa Renews His Artillery.
. Chihuahua, Mexico, Feb. 17. A re i
view of, the "-artillery corps with its ;
fifty field pieces and ' rapid-fire guns.
with'' which Gen. Villa expects to ac-1
complish much against - the federal j
army at Torreon, presented a brilliant ;
spectacle here. The parade ground i
was thronged with visitors. Bands j
played and the people cheered for Car-
ranza. for Villa, and for the "mar-!
i tyred" Madero
ihe guns' will be loaded on trains
and will be sent south under immedi-
ntp command of Col. Servin. Accord-1
ing to CoLServln's latest information j
9 is superior to the federals in artil-1
lery. w hich at first will be used to i
shell' the outworks In the bills south
and west of Torreon.
Will Mount Cannon on Cars.
Borne of the guns will b-s mounted
r- t.eel coal ars. This scheme has
been a favorite one in the revolutions
of; the last three years and will be
particularly valuable In and about
Torreon. ' where there Is "a web of
tracks. '.'; . i".
.reparations of the medical staff,
hetded ot.'-Pt. VUlareal. for the im
ppfldinff bt.fle have been more, thor
ough, .probably, than ever before in
Mexcc rince! the. present series Of
revolutions began. Dr Vjllareal has
an adeoua'te staff of . surgeons under
him: and a. trained corps of hospital
stewards A car completely epulnped
- rn?-rrQ onerstMons his been' fitted
up, and other cars have been provided
v irh bucks for the wounded
Henry, Lane Wilson May Return.'
, Mexico City, Feb. 17. It is reported
'hat ih? former American ambassador
to Mexico. Henry Lane Wilson, intends
to visit the Mexican capital at ah ear
ly, date. : ' X
Mexican Gunboat Departs. '
New Orleans, Feb. 17.-r-The Mexi
can gunboat Zaragoza has left New
'"-lean on . its return to Vera Cruz:
The trip here was made to bring Louis
'outnagnac, French financier, and An
tonio Magui, Italian merchant. , em
"oute to Paris ; and Aurellano Melgare
jo, minister plentipotentiary to Colom:
bia. who is on his way to London. ..
Keep Reyes from Seeing Diaz. ,
Mprf a Feb. 17. Rodolfo Reyes,
who was minister of Justice in Presi
Cent Huerta's cabinet, was aboard thi
French line steamer La Navarre
vhich arrived here from Vera Cruz,
nyes'wa? under escort of secret-serv
vce men attached to the Mexican gov
ornmeiit and was not permitted to land
or communicate with Gen. Felri Diaz.
Rees was allowed to leave Mexico on
condition that he go direct to Europe
Sir Stuart Samuel .Voted in the Com
mons Illegally Firm Had Contract ,
: ' . With Government. ...
London, England, Feb. 17. Sir Stu
art Montague Samuel, radical mem
ber of parliament for W'hitecaapel,
was ordered by Justice Sydney Row
latt of the king's .bench division " to
pay penalties and costs amounting, to
$65,000- because be voted in the house
of commons when bis firm had a con
tract with the British government"
The money was ordered paid to Dr.
William Bird, as informer. This was
the tLird suit brought against Sir
Stuart Samuel under the law, which
.,. I1TW ,nfftrmor tva lolm
, . ,,, . .
I penalties in similar circumstances.
, . ,,,. ,,,DJ
technicalities. Sir Stuart Samuel, who
is a leading banker, was compelled to
vacate his seat in parliament by or
der of the, judicial committee of the
privy council last year because the
firm to wiiich he belonged bad become
purchasers of silver for the Indian,
government." . ' :.. , , , ,
: Rate Advances Suspended. , .
Washituton, Feb. 17. The proposed
five per went, freight rate advance by
eastern Railroads, suspended, by - the
interstatt' commerce commission until
Vlarcn 15 'pending investigation, were
again suspended by the commlsaloii
lUitil September li. '
Rev. Dr. William Sou per, famous
British authority on ecclesiastics
matters and former pastor, of Crathia
parish, Balmoral, .where the late
Queen Victoria worshiped, is in Wash
ington for the midwinter Bible confer
ence. Dr. Sou per gained fame as the
president -of the Free Church Corre
spondence' college and as the author
of j "Constructive Christianity," and
The Disciple of Love.- .
Suicide of N. Y. Treasurer No
Bar to Investigation-
District Attorney Whitman Will Ptiah
Probe Despite Death of 8tata
New York, Feb. 17. The suicide of
State Treasurer John J. Kennedy in
Buffalo on the eve of his examination
in .the John Doe gratitury, Investiga
tion in this city will not halt the in
quiry into his office and affairs. " ;
This was, indicated by;. members Of
the' assembly graft investigating com
mittee known as the Sullivan commit
tee. It. was said th?t the" com'rrift'-
would probably authorize an immedi
ate investigation following its nieei.u,,
in Albany to select counsel for its
graft hunt. - Assisstant District Attor
ney John Kirkland Clark of this city
is the most likely candidate for coun
sel, and will probably get the appoint
ment. ' . . ' .
Speaker Thaddeus C- Sweet of the
assembly, who conferred with District
Attorney Charles S. Whitman regard
ing the graft hunt, is one of those who
urged the' Kennedy' investigation.
"He is one of my best friends," he
said, "but since . he t6bk his life the
day before he was to be questioned
concerning the affairs of his office and
his connection with the bonding busi
ness, I think his friends will demand
;hat an inquiry be made. I am sure
that everything will be found to be in
rroper shape." . .
Mr. Sweet said the Sullivan commit
tee should make the investigation.
District Attorney Whitman was
shocked at the news of the suicide of
'"p(iv . Ho thaf he had no evi
dence against Mr. Kennedy and merely
intended to ask him questions about
certain information which had reached
him. ..' '
Friends of Kennedy here insisted
that his suicide must have been due
io a sudden attack of insanity.
Mr. Kennedy's successor will be
chosen by the legislature In Joint ses
sion:' Attorney General Carmody at
Albany expressed the opinion that a
majority vote of all the elected legisla
tors, would be required to select a new
treasurer. In that event; it was point
ed out, the Republicans : would have
to receive assistance from the Pro
gressives or else face the possibility of
a deadlock ' in case the Democrats
Stood together. The Rc publicans on
'oint ballot are able to muster only 90
votes 79 in the assembly and 17 in
tne senate while a majority is 101'. .
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Serman - Balloon Carries Passengers
From Bitterfeld to Russia Makes
New Record. ' .
Berlin, Germany) Feb., 17. The Ger
man balloon pilot Hans Berliner, car
rying two passengers in his spherical
balloon; telegraphed from Klrgischan
In the Ural mountains of Russia, that
he had landed there after a 47 hour
flight from Bitterfleld, Germany. The
Sight markn a new distance record,
"erliner ascended from Bitterfeld Feb
ruary 2, and landed near Klrgischan
iwo days later. He was nearly a week
reaching a telegraph" office. -
Aged Woman Found Dead. v
Valparaiso, Ind., Feb. 17. Miss Jennie-White,
aged sixty-eight, was found
dead in bed at a hospital. Heart fail
ure was the cause of death. ?
Sleeper on Frisco Hurled Many Feet
and Unclothed, Injured Pas
sengers Lay in Snow.
Western Newspaper Union News Servlc.
Springfield, Mo. Sixty passengers
were injured, five fatally, when two
Frisco trains collided at Nichols Junc
tion, four miles from Springfield. Ac
cording to reports from the scene of
the wreck, the engineer and fireman
of one train wjjre killed.
The trains that collided were the
fast Kansas City-St. Louis limited,
from Kansas,, City to St. Louis, and No.
104, bound,, from Memphis to-Kausas
City. The Memphis train was running
slowly onto a siding to give the east
bound train the right of way.
The former crashed into it, hurling
a coach and a Pullman many feet from
the track. Most of the injured were
on the Memphis train. The injured
were brought here. Many persons were
pinioned under the wreckage and res
cued by daring work on the part of
:he trainmen and fellow-paseengers.
One man, apparently 70 years old,
forced his wife from . beneath the
wreckage and then fainted. He was
brought here with his wife, who is in
a serious condition. Uninjured passen
gers carried those hurt long distances
through the snow, seeking shelter
from the biting cold.
Gayhead, Mass. The Fabre Steam
ship Co.'s liner Roma, with 418 passen
gers and ..a crew of 100 men, bound
from Marseilles for Providence and
New York, was stuck on the rocky
shore of No Man's Land. The fate of
vessel waa in doubt. The static condi
tions were bad and wireless com muni-,
cation with her was uncertain. A mes
sage picked up at Siasconset, three
hours after tbe steamer had made
known her plight, seemed to indicate
that she had floated, but the meaning
of the dispatch was not clear.
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Bridgeport, Conn. State's Attorney
Judson quashed the manslaughter in
dictments against five officials of the'
New .York, New Haven and Hartford
railroad, but refused to annul the in
dictment against former President
Charles S. Mellen. The indictments
grew out of .the wreck at West Pert,
Conn., October 3, 1912, in which seven
persons were killed. -
1 Bucharest. Chas. J. Vopicka, United
States -Minister to Rouiuania, Servia
and Bulgaria, was officially notified
that : Bulgaria will participate in the
Panama Exposition.
Dies Facing Forgery Charge.
Galesburg, 111., Feb. 17. Thomas '
Cox, former county treasurer of Brown
county,' died in a hospital here from
Injuries received when he fell off a
train. Cox 4 faced forgery charges in
Mount Sterling involving $1,600, and
a deputy sheriff had come here to ar
rest him.'
Lorgwcrths In Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 17. Former Congress
man Nicholas Longworth of Cincin
nati, O., and Mrs. Longworth, who
was Miss Alice Roosevelt, arrived in
Chicago for a few days' visit with Chi
cago frier.ds. ;
1 Woman Dies of Wounds.
1 , Vanparaiso. Ind., Feb. 17. Mrs. Ben-.
Jasmin Rohwedder, thirty-two, who cut
her throat, with suicidal intent several
days ago, died from her wound.
.Kaiser Dines' Rival Ship Men.
Berlin, Germany, Feb. 17. It was
nounced that the general managers
of the Hamburg-American and North
German Lloyd steamship lines, Albert
Ballin and' Phillip Heineken, met as
guests of the Emperor William at din
ner at the imperial, palace. The an
nouncement is regarded as putting a
final touch to the , reconciliation be
tween the. companies. .
Deputy Sheriffs Get From Seven to
Fifteen ' Years' Imprisonment for
: Killing of Copper' Miners. -
Hancock. Mifih.. ..Feb. 17. Edward
Polkinghorne, deputy sheriff, was sen
tenced to serve from 7 to" IS years' im
prisonment for his part in the killing
of two striking copper miners." De
tectives pooper, , Davis and Groff,
charged with the same offense, were
sentenced to 7 to 15 years. The four
men were convicted of second-degree
murder. The - jurors recommended
clemency in the case of Polkinghorne.
'' Speaker Clark Indisposed. .
Washington, Feb. 17. On the advice
of bis . physician. Speaker, Champ
Clark remained at nis home. He ie
suffering from a severe cold.

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