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TTIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1005.
PAT CROWE'S CRIME IN OMAHA WAR TEST FOR PREPARATIONS OMAIIA MEN AND THEIR HOBBIES Hiitsry ef the Kidnaping tod the ErenU that Followed. OFFICIAL REPORT BY CHIEF DONAHUE Brai ( the Police Forre OlTes Detail Accoant of All that Traasplred l Ccinertlo with Celebrated Case. Germany Final 8outh African Fieldi Differ from Parade Grounds WITH SOOTHING BALMY OILS EXPERIENCE WITH BALLOONS IN THE BUSH Campaign Asm Inst the Herreros Hard on Modern signaling Apparatus, Atthnnsh It la I seal Rncresafnlly. ,'iUiSft 6 V,' j ".1 1 .Continual from Ps-e Five.) but standing, near Its terminus at Forty Ifhth street, when the hoy mw It and asked leave to have the conductor Identify him. The rhlf continues: "I wan at the office early on the morning of Peremher V and telephoned Mr. Cud ahy's realdcnre, hut unable to get any response. I a (tain telephoned and one of the servants answered, stating that Mr. Cudahy and family were not yet up. I telephoned several times during the morn ing, but waa unablp until about noon to have a talk with Mr. Cudahy, at which time ha aald he would be at my office about 1 o'clock and bring the boy with him. Mr. Cudahy at that tlma told me that he had arrived at the conclusion the day before that he could not afford to take the risk of having his boy disfigured In any way, believing that men who were desperate enough to kidnap the boy would not hesi tate to do what they aald thoy would do If the money was .not paid and he had there fore the night before placed $, In gold aa directed In the letter and gave me auch proof that I waa and am satisfied that ha paid the amount stated for the return of hla boy. I told him that I was sorry that he had done so, as I believed the boy would have been found before many hours and the kidnapers captured, but Inasmuch as lie had felt that was the beat plan to pursue and the boy had been returned, every ef fort would now be made by the department to cause their arrest. I then had a talk with the boy and ho told mo his story. "After going over the matter thoroughly with the boy I detailed several officers In buggies to go with Mr. Cudahy and the boy In search of the house. The search was continued during the afternoon without success. The search was taken up again the next morning and about noon, Decem ber 21, Mr. Cudahy telephoned me from his residence that the house had been found and asked nin to come out to hla residence about 2 o'clock. Captain Haze and myself drove out at that time and. In company with Mr. Cudahy, his son and Mr. Rurkeley, drove out to the vacant house at Thirty sixth and drover streets, which Is almost on a line between Omaha and South Omaha. On our arrival at the house we . found Mr. E. H. Hemming and Mr. Kugene MayBeld there, they having found the house some time prior to our arrival. The boy positively Identified the house and the room. In which ha had been detained. Efforts to Arrest Crowe, "On the morning of December 20, De tectives George D. Charlesworlh and B. F. Kemble of the Plnkerton National De tective agency arrived in the city and went to work on the case. They were brought here I am Informed at the Instance of Mr. Cudahy. "During the evening of December 20 I went to Mr. Cudahy's residence and had a talk with him. At that time he told me that he had information that one of the men who kidnaped his boy waa Pat Crowe, but he did not know whether or not Crowo waa In this part of the country at this time. I told hlra I would have an Investi gation made at once to ascertain that fact, and the next morning I received infor mation that Crowe had been hero and had been hiding out around South Omaha and Council Bluffs for several weeks. I also learned that prior to the kidnaping of Mr. Cudahy's son, Crowe had suggested a plan for kidnaping some rich man's son In Omaha and holding him for ransom. Acting on this information on December 22, I wired Mr. W. F. Riley, special agent, Chicago & Northwest' Raldway company, Chicago, 111., aa follows: Kindly send latest picture you have of Pat Crowe, confidentially. "And on December 23 I wired Mr. L. P. Colleran, chief of detectives, Chicago, 111., aa follows: Ascertain when Pat Crowa left Chicago, where he wont and with whom. Badly wanted here. "Through our investigation we learned that the house at Thirty-sixth and Orover streets, the one In which the boy had been detained was known as the Melrose Hill house, and was owned by James Bchueidarwlnd, 1948 South Twenty-eighth street. When the photograph of Crowe was received from Mr. Riley, it was shown to Mr. and Mrs. Bchneiderwlnd, it was Identi fied by Mrs. Schnelderwind aa the man who rented the house from her. Being now satisfied that Crowe was one of the kid napers on December 24, I wired Mr. L. P. Colleran, chief of detectives, Chicago, 111., as follows: Pat Crowe positively Identified as leader of the kidnapers. Uet all information you ran for us. And on the same date I sent the follow ing telegram to 140 or more leading cities: Arrest Pat Crowe: age 33; S feet 10'i; hundred sixty to seventy; brown hair; light sandy muntarhe, long at ends, may shave or start sandy beard; blue eyes; nervous expression; probably has new clothes; search for gold; wanted for kidnaping. lie cautious. Is dangerous man. Wire any in formation. "On December 26 the same telegram was sent to additional seaport towns. Local fines Examined. "A few days after the kidnaping, and after a description of the pony used by the kidnapers had been printed in the pa pers, Daniel Burrls, an old gentleman liv ing at 3319 Grand avenue, came to my of fice and told me that from the description he believed the pony was one he had sold to a man who said he lived in Smith Omaha and could be found at Brewer's barn. He said the man still owed him 5 on the trans action. He also said that he h:d been to Brewer's barn, in South Omaha, and no such man was known there. A picture of Crowe was shown to Mr. Burrls and he ' Identified It as the man who had bought ths pony from him a few days prior to the kidnaping. "On December !4 I received a telephone message from Pacific Junction. Ia., to the effect that a pony, saddled and bridled, had besn taken up there and that It answered the description of the pony used by the kidnapers as published in the newspapers. That afternoon I sent Detective lleitfeld to Pacific Junction and he found that the pony answered very clc.net the descrip tion of the one used by the kidnapers, but Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies the teeth and purifies the breath. Used by people of refinement for orer a quarter of a century. Convenient for tourists, prepared v B. 0. KINO-Catehing the Wind as there was some controversy In Pacific Junction as to whom was entitled to the possession of the pony, he was unable to arrange to bring It back with him. On December 27 I sent Detective Dunn, Mr. Burrls and Mr. Warren, who had sold the pony to Mr. Burrls, to raclfle Junction, and both Mr. Burrls and Mrs. Warren pos itively identified the pony as the one they had owned and which Mr. Burrls had sold to Crowe. The parties in raclfle Junction, however, had not yet settled their contro versy as to who was entitled to possession of the pony there, and they were compelled to return without it. On December SI De tective Dunn and Mr. Warren again went to Taclrtc Junction and by putting up a cash bond of $100 with a Justice of fhe peace there they obtained possession of the pony and brought it to Omaha. Several days were then spent by Detective Hcltfeld In taking the pony around to different places to have it positively identified as the pony used by the kidnapers and it was Identified by a number of persons living In the vicinity of the MelroBe Hill house as the pony used by the people occupying the Melrose Hill house Just prior to the kid naping. Tee pony had been shod since Mr. Burrls had sold it and an endeavor was also mado to .find the blacksmith who had done the work, and on January 11 Charles Lee, a blacksmith at Albright, Neb., identi fied the pony as one he had shod a few days prior to the kidnaping, But he was unabla to identify the picture of Crowe as one of the men who brought the pony to him or give any description of the men. "On the afternoon of December 20. when Mr. Cudahy and his son were In my office, he told me he would pay a reward of $25.- 000 for the arrest and conviction of the kidnapers, and on December 31 the mayor and city council by resolution offered an additional reward of $25,000. "Mr. Cudahy refused to withdraw his offer of $25,000 and this therefore made the re ward for the arrest and conviction of the kidnapers $50,000. 'On or about January 4, 1901, I had 4,000 circulars printed, with half-tone cuts of Crowe and giving his description and the description of two other men whom our information led us to believe were impli cated with Crowe in the case, and also calling attention to the $50,000 reward of fered for their a r reft and conviction. These were sent out as quickly as possible to all the principal cities. Our continued Investigation of the case satisfied me beyond doubt that Pat Crowe was one of the kidnapers, and on January 22, 1901, at my suggestion, the mayor and city council, by resolution, offered an ad ditional rewurd of $5,000 for the arrest of Crowe. "On or about that dute I had an addi tional 7,000 circulars printed, calling atten tion to this additional reward of $5,000 sim ply Mr the arrest of Clowe. These were mailed to different cities as fust us possi ble. - . Locating Crone's Associates. "During this time the detectives were Investigating the haunts of Crowe and his associates in South Omaha and Council Bluffs and about the middle of January in formation was obtained froni Kd Hayes that one morning, prior to the kidnaping, while on his way to work he suw Pat Crowe, whom lie knew well, and two strangers, one of whom was introduced to him as Pat Farrtll, In the St. Mary's cem etery at South Omaha, and that they had with them a horse and buggy. The reason given for their being in the cemetery was that Farrell's mother had died some twelve years ago and was burled there. Efforts were then made to locate Pat FanuU, and In the Investigation it was learned that a man by the name of James Callahan, an ex-convict, had been frequently seen with Crowe and that Callahan answered the de scription of the man introduced to Hayes as Parrell. It was also learned that Cal lahan was still in the city, and he was at once shadowed. It was then ascertained that Callahan, since the kidnaping, had been drinking heavily and spending money freely and that old debts contracted by him lung prior to the kidnaping had been paid. The information obtained, taken to gether, led us to believe that he was one of the kidnapers, but I did not at that time. brlinve the evidence sufficient to con nect him with the case, and the detectives were instructed to continue their investiga tions in the hope that more direct evidence might he obtained. (alluhau I ader Arrrat. "On February 15, Officer Frank Deuoerry, who was at that lime a member of this department, came to my oflice, and in formed me that he had been with Callahan a day or two prior and that he talked of nothing but the kidnaping case, and that he (Deuberry) felt satisfied Callahan knew who the kidnapers were. He said further that Callahan had also been talking to Officer I. F. Dwyer, one of our officers. Having little confidence In Deulwrry's dis cretion and fearing that Callahan might learn he was suspected and leave the city, I asked Deuberry to locate him as soon as possible and bring him In, as we al ready suspected him of being connncu-d with the case, and detailed Officers Deu berry and Dwyer to search for him, and t once Instructed Infectives Dunn. Rav age, Usltfeld and lKnohoe to arrest him. About noon the nest day Officers Dwyer and Deuberry brought him to my office In a very Intoxicatrd condition. I bad him laktn to the police slatioi, and lucked up. II bad beta drinking heavily for several weeks, and he was In no condition to be seen during the evening of the 16th, but on February 17 I had a talk with him. H denied being with Crowe other than meet ing him occasionally. When Informed of certain evidence In our possession he ad mitted being with Crowe oftener than first stated. The next day I had him brought to the office to meet Mr. Oudahy and his son. After seeing him and hearing him talk the boy positively identified him as the man who guarded him in the Melrose hill house during the night of the 18th and day of the 19th up until the time of his release. I also had Ed Hayes come to the office that afternoon, and he Identified him as the man he had seen with Crowe at St. Mary's cemetery. South Omaha, and who was Introduced to him as Pat Farrell. "On the day of Callahan's arrest and up until the time of his trial, the home of Mrs. Kelly, his sister. Fifty-third and Poppleton avenue, ,was watched by our officers with a view of learning who vis ited the house. On March 6 Callahan was arraigned in the county court and waived examination. He was then confined In the county Jail, and I had Detective Savage detailed at the county Jail for several days to ascertain who called on Callahan with the hope that we would get additional In formation as to the whereabouts of Crowe, but no one of importance In the vase called to see him. Up until the time of Calla han's trial the dotectivea were busily en gaged In gathering evidence against him, and forty-two persons were subpoenaed by the state as witnesses at the trial." "April 26, 1901, after a trial lasting for a period of ten days, Callahan was acquitted. Pursuit of Pat Crowe. "During the early investigation of this case and for a long time thereafter the home of J. J. Crowe, who Is a brother of Pat Crowe, in Council Bluffs, la., was watched by our officers, and also the homes of his sisters, Mrs. Glllen, living near Al bright, and Mrs. Conners, living at that time about four miles south of 8outh Omaha, but no information regarding the whereabouts of Crowe was obtained through this source, "While the 'evidence led us to believe there were three men and one woman con nected with this case, only meager informa tion was ever obtained In regard to the third man, and while we learned that the woman came with Crowe from Chicago, we were never able to ascertain definitely who she was or where she lived. Although she was seen in Chicago with Crowe prior to coming to Omaha, no Information could be obtained regarding her there, and it was not thought Chicago was her home. "About a year after the kidnaping of young Cudahy letters were received by me at different times from Crowe, presum ably forwarded to myself through his friends, In which he asserted his Innocence and expressed his willingness to give him self up if assured of a fair and impartial trial and that he be released on a bond of $500 after h)s arrest until the date of ills trial and every opportunity given him to prepare his case, stating that he was not afraid of the outcome if he was given an opportunity to prepare his defense, but on account of the large reward offered and the feeling against him here he was afraid of being Jobbed. While it was Im possible to have the amount of his bond fixed before his preliminary examination or waiver, believing myself that some un scrupulous persons might band themselves together for the purpose of convicting some one of this crime for the purpose of secur ing the whole or part of the reward, and also believing that Crowe would have less fear of Jobbery If no reward was in ex istence for his arrest and conviction and therefore more likely to give himself up, tf he ever had any Intention of doing so, I recommended to Mr. Cudahy and the city council that all rewards for Crowe's ar rest and also for the arrest and convic tion of the kidnapers be withdrawn, and in pursuance of my recommendation all rewards were withdrawn and publication of such withdrawals made. Thousands of People Interested. "Inquiries by the thousands were received from private individuals, private detectives and police officers from all over the country asking for Information and giving advice. Crowe was often seen in widely separated parts of ths country at the same time by Imaginative persons, and while It was Im possible to Investigate all alleged clues In regard to his whereabouts, every clue that appeared to. be reliable was investigated without results. In one Instance a man by the name of Henderson, convicted of bigamy in Dallas, Tex., and sentenced to a number of years In the penitentiary of that state, confessed to being one of the kidnapers and while this department placed no credence in ths story, a great many people believed it to be worth looking Into and O. W. Shields, at that time county attorney, went to Dallas for ths purpose of Investigating the man's story. He satisfied himself that ths confession wo made for the purpose of escaping the penitentiary sentence at Dallas with the hope that he would obtain a lighter sen tence here or be able to escape while being brought to Omaha for trial." Chamberlain's Colic, Cboiera ana Diar rhoea Kennedy euros diarrhoea and dyoeo tery In ail farms' and la ail siAgsa. U oarer rxi. BERLIN, Oct. 1. (Correspondence of The Bee.) The Milltar tVochenbiatt pub lishes an account of the use of wireless telegraphy In the rampatgn In German Southwest Africa. In the beginning of lfH4 the opinion was that an advance In sep arate columns would be objectless on ac count of the difficulty of keeping up com munication between the several rolumnst the Impossibility of obtaining a general view of the country and the absence of maps. The fight near Owmbo on April 13. 1904. showed the uselessness of the troops advancing in one body, and as the more numerous natives esslly surrounded the Germans when they advanced Into thick bush and poured In a fire upon them with out offering anywhere a front which the Germans could attack. After firing away nearly all of their ammunition Into the surrounding bush the Germans were com pelled to boat a retreat. Before this experience application had been made for the sending of a wireless telegraphy detachment, and the arrival of three mobile stations, each complete with apparatus, balloons, kites and cable in two wagons and a cart, made advance In sep arate columns possible and profitable The personnel of the whole detachment con sisted of four officers, four noncommis sioned officers and twenty-seven men. Only the officers were experienced In the us of the apparatus. Tape messages would be taken at from fifty to sixty miles, but the tape was almost entirely abandoned for the ear, by which communication could be well maintained up to a distance of 100 miles, as happened In the advance In three columns against Waterberg. In the fight at Water berg one of the balloons served also as a signal balloon and drew upon Itself the fire of the Hereros and It was found afterward to be perforated with a number of bullet holes. The station itself was suddenly and violently, but unsuccessfully, attacked by the Hereros, who seemed thoroughly to un derstand the Importance of Its mission, and this happened on other occasions. Repairs and Quarantine. After the operations In Omahoke, In which the three stations played an import ant part, the whole had to be sent to the railway works at Karlblb for repair. In addition some of the personnel went Into quarantine with typhoid fever. Reinforce ments were sent out In December and also some material which could not be supplied at Karlblb. In January of this year a sec ond detachment of three stations was sent out, and the personnel of each detachment was brought up to four officers, nine non commissioned officers and seventy-nine men, care being taken on this occasion that the men, as well as the officers, understood their work. There is now permanent com munication between Amlnus and Keetman shoop, a distance of about 112 miles, for which only one extra station is required, making five stations in all in use. A sixth station is out of order at present. The following are some of the difficulties encountered in making use of the appara tus: The land being high above the sea level the balloons had less lifting power than In Germany and the stretch of cable often fell below the demanded 220 yards. The dryness of the atmosphere set up fric tlonal electricity, which at times threatened to set the balloons on fire. Ths atmospheric electrical disturbance was greater than In Germany, especially In the rainy season and In the evening. There was generally free dom from this disturbance between 5 and 9 a. m. Strong whirlwinds were frequent, particularly at mid-day, and the balloons or kites were sometimes hurled perpendic ularly into the bush and much torn. On one occasion the bush .was occupied by the enemy and the balloon had to be rescued from them. Some balloons were carried right away by the wind and were loBt or burst by the air pressure. The balloon wMle serving to reveal the whereabouts of one column to other col umns also revealed the presence of the col umn to the enemy. The combined heat and dryness caused the boxes contulning the apparatus to crack, and they then admitted the dust. The heat and dryness had a ruinous effect upon the wheels of the ve hicles, and the rough traveling also had a ruinous effect , upon the whole outfit. The supplies of iis, benzine and balloon and kite material ran short. Altogether cam paigning with wireless telegraphy appears to have been quite a different thing from the experiences with wireless telegraphy on a field day at home. tirrmsn)'i Financial Problem. Imperial finance in Germany is in a highly unsatisfactory condition uccordlng to all accounts here. For the lust five years the German budget has been faced with a de ficit. In 1904 the deficit was over 60.000,000 narks, while for the present year the dif ference between the totul net expenditure and the total net revenue Is over 55.000,000 murks on the wrong side. The expenditure amounts to about $345,000,000, or an increase of $15,000 on 1904. "The unfavorable development of the Im perial revenues" the words are those of the chancellor "has resulted in squeexlng the federal states to their utmost capacity, but this system cannot be carried any further without risk of grave financial dif ficulties." As an Indication of the gravity of the sit uation It is stated that the government has been compelled to cover the deficit by what is little less than official embes slement, namely by drawing on the In valid's fund which was established for the benefit of the veterans of the Franco-German war. In the meanwhile the national debt grows apace, the interest alone for 19n4 showing an Increase of half a million when com pared with the previous year. The South west African protectorate which has been In a state of chronic rebellion for the past two years Is proving an expensive luxury. The suppression of the uprisings alone has cost the government close on to $50,000, OtiO. Proposals for increasing the Imperial rev enue will soon be laid before the Reich stag. Official secrecy Is maintained, but It is surmised that the chief measures will Include a tnx of 33 per cent on manufac tured tobacco and W rr cent on pipe to bacuo, an increase In the brewing tax and the Introduction of Imperial estate duties But to Judge from recent precedents It Is doubtful whether even by such drastic ex pedients as these the government will suc ceed in making both ends meet. As Baron von Btengel, the Imperial sec retary of state for the treasury, has more than once said, any Increase In revenue is likely to be more than counterbalanced by Increased expenditures. ttlllslag Water rower. Since the construction of the numerous valley dams in Roumanla, Westphalia and Silesia more attention has been paid to an adequate utilisation of the water power stored in the German Alps which so far ha been neglected. According to a state ment of the hydro-technical bureau only T&.0U) horse powtr, about 10 per rent of ths available amount, has been utilised In ths B varum AisUM diultJ of Uis name reus Mrs. B. F. SMITH. Colunihls Mo. Cured of a Terrible Cancer of the Forehead. ISo need off cuttln a woman's breast or man's cheek or nose In a vain attempt to cure cancer. No use of applying burn ing plasters to the flesh and torturing those already weak from suffering. Noothlng. balmy, aromatic oils give safe, speedv and certain cure. 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There is, how ever, a possibility of furniBhlng large amounts of water to the Walchen lake as the river Isar, which is well supplied with water during spring and summer, passes a few kilometers to the south. The amount of power available with a fall of 202 metres Is thought to be sufficient to warrant the electrical operation of a great part of the Upper Bavarian state railway. As the neighboring district at present has prac tically no industries, a demand for the power would have to be created unless It is preferred to transmit It to Munich. From the fact that the above projects are being considered by the Department of Communi cations it is believed that extensive electric railway developments may soon be an nourced. TRACKS OF A NOTED WARRIOR Kxnlolts . of a Fighting Ilalfbreed Indian Unrlng the Border Days of the Meat. The October number of the Frontier Mag aslne. published at Colorado Springs, prints an account of the exploits of George Bent, an Indlun hulfbreed who took an active part in the killing and scalping raids which reddened the plains In the pioneer days. The author is George Hyde of Omaha. Bent is the son of old Colonel Bent, fur trader and Indlun agent, owner of Bent's fort on the upper Arkansas, where he at one time did a fur business second only to that done by Astor's big American Fur company. Bent's mother was Owl Woman of the southern Cheyennes. When the war broke out Bent and his younger half breed brother, Charley, were going to school in Missouri. They enlisted In the confederate army and after seeing some fighting were captured and paroled; soon after this they went home, up the Ar kansas, and joined the Cheyennes. In 1864 war broke out with the Indians In Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas, and Bent and his brother Joined the warriors In their fighting and raiding. In less than a year George Bent was reported (by the soldiers) as killed In three different fights. In No vember he was In Black Kettle's camp when the Colorado troops attacked it and killed about 1M Indians. Bent was re ported killed here, his brother was cap tured. Next Bent Joined the hostlles on the upper Smoky Hill river and moved with them to a big hostile camp on the head waters of the Republican, from whence he went out with raiding parlies, sweeping along the Denver road on the Platte, cap- I turlng wagon trains, herds, stage coaches, ttc. He was with both war1 parties that at tacked Julesburg, Colo, this winter; the first attack, made hy l.fofl warriors, re sulted In luring out the soldiers and killing a, considerable number of them; In the second attack Julesburg stage ststlon wss I burned and fifty miles of telegraph de ' stroyed; then the Indians broke camp and moving north Joined Red Cloud on Powder river In spring, 1W the fighting was re newed. Bent wss In the fight with Colonel Moonlights' troops on Powder river and also took rrt In a four-day engagement with a wagon train escorted by soldiers. At the Platte bridge fight, he seems to have led the 1,000 warriors when they charged the troops and annihilated a party of sixty. In this fight he witnessed ths dath of lieutenant Casper Collins, for whom the town of Cusper, Wyo, near the old Platte bridge Is naiii'd. In the winter of 1WS. Bent went south with the C'heyenes Peace bad been made, and from this time on he never fought against the whites agaJo, but served as Interpreter aud In eLnac atntrnwte&l BoslUoaa. J. H MITCHELL, Paola. Kan. Cured of Malignant Cancer on Hand. Mr. Bradley Mitchell of Number tine, Tenn.. cured of Epithelioma (Cancer) of lower eyelid by home treatment. Mrs. S. J. Anderson of Greenville. Tex., cured of a very large Cancer of breast Mrs. W. A. Southard, Buffalo, Mo., Can cer of breast, slio of teacup, cured by home treatment. J. J. Mitchell, Alta Vista. Kan., Cancer on the bnck. Mrs. S. J. Peers of 3742 Garfield avenue, Kansas Cltv, Mo., Cancer of the face. Mrs. Adam Blrk, Box 3H, Tipton, Ia. T. J. Thomas, 1712 South Carolina street, Louisiana, Mo., Cancer on back of neck. free and Invited. Write us, with a descrlptl BROADWAY. Kansas City, Mo. Whtn Othrs Fall Consult ths FRAIIKLIII MEDICAL CO SPECIALISTS In Chronic and Nervous Diseases of MEN AND WOMEN 25 Years' Snccessfnl Practice In CATARRH alL KINDS NOT A DOLLAR NEED The French Method of nnrts bv a static current through the pores To Policy Holders of the New York Life Insurance Company The New York "Sun" the only newspaper which, bo lar as I know, has undertaken to even feebly defend the official misconduct of President McCall and Vice President Perkins 1b the author of the Insinuation that my efforts to oust Messrs. McCall and Perkins irom their respective offices in the New York Life are prompted by my ambition to become President of that Company, and this in spite of my statement to the representative of the "Sun" that I had never entertained the idea, could not consistently accept the office, and that my motives were wholly unselfish, and that I did not seek und would not accept any personal advantage whatever. I now reaffirm that statement and publicly declare that my sole purpose Is to effect the removal of Messrs. McCall and Perkins and to leave to the Board of Trustees the selection of their successors, and that I will not under any circumstances accept the presidency of the New York Life, even if unanimously tendered to me by the Board of Trustees, together with the princely salary of f 100,000 per annum now paid to Mr. McCall. Messrs. McCall and Perkins must retire from the management of the New York Life. All policy holders who concur with me are invited to write me to that effect, Btallng amount of policies and numbers. CLARENCE H. VENNER, 33 Wall St., New York S2S to 1 Buys a first class Business Suit or Over coat, made in the Molony style, large and roomy. Come in and leave your order. MOLOHY, McELVAIN & BECK Just TAILOR 8, that's all 320 South 15th Street :: Phone 5028 38,000 Acres of Capitol Building Lands In MrPherson. Edmunds. Faulk. Pottsr and Uyde counties. In South Lskota. w.ll be sold at public auction to ths highest bidder. For particulars, tf interested, rela tive to descriptions, sppralaemsnt, terms. date and place of sale, apply to this C partment. G , BACH, Commissioner of School and Public Lands, PIERRE, SO. DAKOTA. M. TANT. Crete. Neb., says of our Mild Method of curing Cancer: "You have per. formed on of the most mirac ulous cures In my rase ever heard of." Terrible t'nncer of the Fare November IR, Tf'4. Dr. Bye, Kansas lity. Mo. Dear Doctor I wish to thank you for the cure performed In mv case. On October 22 I went in' vour office suffering from an Epithelioma on my face the slse of a half dollar, and after throe weeks' treatment can truthfully say that I nm cured without pain or Inconvenience. I will gladly answer any Inquiries re garding vour treatment. Again thanking you for the rure performed in my case. lam. respectfully V"- 1715 Oak St.. Kansas City. Mo. Lucille Miller. Palestine. Tex.. Fthrold TMrsr'S. A. Klmhrough. Jonosbnro, Mo. Cancer of the face. J. B. Hopkins. Savannah, Mo., Cancer or the face and throat. Mrs. Potter. Harrington. Del., cured o! Piles, home treatment. Mrs. Anna M. Barnard, Deer Lodge, Mont., cured Cancer lower limbs In five weeks. S. L Fleming. 3121 Main street, Kansas City. Mo., Chronic Vesicular Eciema. Persons de-slrlng to learn more of this valuable treatment should write. on of your case, for our professional The X-Ray used to find the disease. BE PAID UNTIL CURED Transfusion of Medicine of the skin and through the tissues, DOCTOR GEARLE9 AND GEARLC8 W use our own nana In our business; rot know who you are AoL&J business with. Coasultstlsa Pres.' VARICOCELE HYDROCELE cured. Method new, without pal or losa f Urns. CHARUE8 LOW. 8100 J POtSON Pn&TSZn boar. In snout)), lunfue, throat, hair ana rbros falUnf out; disappear Cotr.pl, t.ly forever. Weak, Kerious. Van w..0tm, "XPJZt nervous debllty, early decline, lack of vigor and sirensth. URINARY. Kidney and Blaader TroublMs. W.ak fcsck, Burninf Urine, Frequency ol Vrtnatlns. Urine Hib Colored or wlU Ullky Sediment on standing. Treatment by mall. 14 years OF WW CEbaFUL PKACTICB IN CslAJIA. Oo