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PAGE 10 JULY 20, 1905 agreement that he hated as he did that Worrall said that Schnledelcer ex plained he had consented to the propo sition because the dealers who had put the matter up to him were able to ship grain in 50,000 and 100,000 bushel lota and had Old him if he did business with the smaller con cerns he could not expect to with them. He said that he was told .at Rosenbaum's office that the committee had called there, but that no agree ment had been made. ii Roads Were Unfriendly . Cross-examination by his own at torney began with the question why , he didn't own elevators other than the one at the Bluffs? He said that he had made application to the. Union Pacific for sites at Brainard, Agnew and Platte Center, and to the North western for sites at Dwlght, Abbey, Bruno and Octavia, and he had had no answers to his requests of the Burlington for sites at Waverly, Shes tauk and Adams. About a week ago he said he had received a letter from the .Burlington telling him to file written and separate applications, and he was going to do so as soon as he found the time, and if the sites were granted elevators would be erected. He repeated the statement that from the time he began business he had two weeks of untroubled business, then he began to have arguments with the secretary of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association, after- which harsher methods were used to get him into the regular line. He told of a car of .corn which was consigned to his company by a Mr. Stanhope of Filley. He said Miller came to him several days before he got the bills of lading and asked him not to receive it When the cars finally arrived he said he turned down the sight draft and would not accept the grain be cause he considered the drafts ex cessive in amount He said that it was turned over to another elevator company and a deal was fixed up through the association whereby Mr. Stanhope's corn was sold on commis sion for 38 cents a bushel, when the market price was 42 . cents. SCANDAL GROWING EFFORTS TO COVER UP EQUITA BLE GRAFT ARE FUTILE Recent Report of Superintendent Hen dricks Failed to Deal With the Worst Features of Corruption vealed by the Evidence re- Goes to Federal Court The Omaha Grain company, through its attorney, Francis A. . Brogan, Mon day afternoon filed an order with the clerk of the Washington county district court which was granted be fore Judge Sears on a petition ask ing the removal of the Worrall grain case against this company and others to the federal court. Attorney Howell for the Worral Grain company declares that , the or der cannot be made effective. He charges that .. this Is .nothing'but U move on the part of the Omaha-Elevator company 1 to prevent 5 Wbrrall from taking the testimony by deposi tion of CowgilL Miller and others who are connected in .the alleged., grain combine. In federal court procedure depositions cannot ' be taken of men who are within a radius of 100 miles from the court In which the case is to be tried. Attorney Brogan said Tuesday morn Ing: "The case was transferred to the federal court for the purpose of be ing tried there. Transferring " may shut; out the taking of depositions in Borne places, while not in others; but that was not the point" Helpless Rich "Isn't my check good in this bank?" "It isn't good, ma'am, until you sign it." "O, bother! Didn't you notice I in tlnaori mxr rail in fir card with It?" "Yes, ma'am. 'But it is not the same Mncr " "Such a nuisancer Then r suppose T win't erpt mv monev?" ' ' ; ' "You can get It by signing the . "How can I? My secretary who does all my signing is away on her vacation! uieveiana rutin Leaiect Several matters cV interest and moment bearing upon; the life in surance situation have been revealed in the last week. The New York World made public for the first time the testimony, or much of it, taken by Superintendent Hendricks in the Equitable case. The New York Even ing Post discloses the fact that Thomas F. Ryan's purchase of con trol of the Equitable, society is not his only venture of the kind that last January. Mr. Ryan also secured con trol of the Washington Life Insur ance company, and that Levi P. Mor ton was associated with him in the enterprise. Mr. Morton is president of the Morton Trust company, and Mr, Ryan is vice-president. One of the vice-presidents of the big Mutual Life company of New York is also a vice-president of the Morton Trust company, and the new Ryan president of the Washington Life is a former officer of the Mutual. With the Ryan purchase of the Washington com pany's, stock went a transfer of its banked funds to the Morton Trust Company. ;'. ' More Graft Promised, So much for that: little exposure, which seems to reveal the attachment of two insurance 1 companies to cer tain traction promotion interests, and the close affiliation of a third insur ance company to the other two and the Morton Trust company. Now for some, of the features of the testimony m the Equitable scandal. One person particularly affected is Senator Chauncey M. Depew. Every body now - knows about his retainer of $20,000 from . the insurance com pany., Mr. Depew explained the mat ter- in - his testimony. He said that the r elder Hyde r came frequently to consult 'him on legal matters, having a profound regard for him as a great corporation lawyer thinking him "a master of corporation law." Finally MY. Hyde wanted him to enter the service of the society, but Depew would not hear to it. Then there was a compromise on the $20,000 yearly retainer, the society dimply not; being able to get on without Depew's in? valuable counsel, and in return for this Depew gave legal advice ; as he was asked. . '. ... ' ' Depew's Disgrace. ' - " Unfortunately for Depew, r howefer, this was not all. Some of his friends organized the - Depew Improvement company, ; having, to do with real es tate in the town of Depew, N. Y., and Chauncey was enticed to take a large amount of stock in the concern. Then the Depew Improvement company se cured a loan of $250,000 frOm the Equitable society on a first mortgage, and Depew, as a member of the so ciety's executive, committee, voted for the loan, but says ha did not advise it At that time the Depew Improve ment company wad valuing its prop-; erty above $1,000,000. But it finally aeiauitea payment on tne loan, tne mortgage was foreclosed, and the Eauitable society today is carrying j the property at a loss. The insurance department of New -York appraised it in 1901 at only $150,000. Something appears to have been done by Depew and others to reorganize the improve ment concern and get the Equitable society out whole, but when it came to putting themselves personally back on the -bonds to make this possible, there was hesitation which still con tinues. , , " His Idea of Wealth : In passing it may be of interest to note the idea of Senator Depew regarding what constitutes a "moderate" estate oc fortune. ' The senator was questioned regarding the raising of young Hyde's salary from $75,000 to $100,000 - year. He had been chiefly instrumental in having it advanced, and in explanation said that one consideration was sentimen tal regard for the services which the elder Hyde had rendered to the Equit able Life Assurance society and the, comparatively small compensation which he took in return. He left only a J'very moderate estate." Asked if the elder Hyde left a rortune of less than $10,000,000, Mr. Depew said it was understood he left "less than half that" which . would mean that say $4,000,000 is considered by Depew a "very moderate estate." Hyde might have been a "hundred millionaire," said . Depew, which figure seems to represent his idea of a fairly, rea- onnohlv Aanamf ffvrtll " Anil fnillri farmers; a Little Harness Talk May Profit You if Yoii are About to Buy Buckstaff Harness have Qual ity and You can depend upon It. 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