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A lper for the Horn
Best P. West
fevere Btorm Sweeps 0et Parti of Lou
islana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Damac Greatest at Alexandria, La., 'Where
, If any Houses Were Elown Down. .
Three Female Inmates of Institution at
Jackson, La-, Are Killed.
Com of Storm Three Hundred
Miles Lobs; It TrutfMfi This
Distance la Eleven
NEW ORLEANS, April (.Probably flf-
teen Uvea were lost today by a tornado
which swept across portions of three gulf
states, whir! was traceable for a distance
of 800 miles. The tornado moved from
west to east, crossing the southern ex
tremities of Louisiana and Mississippi and
striking into Alabama for a short distance.
Portions of four towns were devastated
and damage approximating half a million
dollars was done.
The tornado began at Alexandria, La.,
soon after 1 o'clock this morning. Instantly
killing four persons there, fatally Injuring
three and seriously Injuring thirteen others.
Boon after daylight It neared the Missis
sippi river, killing five persons at Jackson,
La., while at Bayou Bars, La., at least
half a dosen others are reported killed.
There was one fatal Injury at Jackson.
The tornado next appeared at Carson,
Miss., where great property damage was
done. About noon near Selma, Ala., the
Inhabitants saw whirling clouds rise Into
the air and the storm disappeared.
List of Victims.
The dead:
OMER BECK, white.
LYDIA HARDING, colored, of Alexan
dria. THREE FEMALES. Inmates of the In
sane asylum, names unknown, Jackson, La.
TWO NEGRO EH at Jackson, La.
SEVERAL NEGROES near Bayou Sara,
Fatally Injured:
Miss Mary Lea of Jackson, La,
Three negroes at Alexandria.
Seriously injured:
Mrs. Omer Beck and two children.
. Mrs. Frank Hertens.
Mrs. Matthew Dunn.
L. F. Convlllon, wife and four children.
Francis Demiclo of Alexandria.
Edward Steward, white, of Alexandria.
If.'H. Ferguson of Jackson.
A. B. Grothers of Bayou Sara, La.
About twenty homes In Alexandria were
completely demolished, fifty were damaged
and altogether about 100 buildings were
seriously wrecked, Including several busi
ness houses.
. Several houses were blown down at Pine
ville and injuries were reported. The hall
did much damage to crops.
Insano Asylam Wrecked.
The Insane asylum at Jackson, La., was
almost wholly wrecked, with a loss of about
1:00,000. In addition to the three female
Inmates killed, many sustained Injuries.
Two negroes were killed on a nearby plan- !
tatlon, while reports from the surrounding i
country indicate (hat there was probably
more loss of life among the negroes, whose
flimsy cabins quickly collapsed before the
At Bayou Sara several passengers on
the steamer Betsy Ann had a thrilling es
cape. The Betsy Ann was reduced almost
to a total wreck. While the breaking tim
bers both from the steamer and from the
shore flew through the air, the crew got
all the passengers safely ashore. Hardly
a member of the crew escaped without
At Carson, Miss., the Mississippi Central
railroad depot was blown down, also a
church, school house and two ' business
buildings and several cabins.
From Carson the storm crossed the state
line Into Alabama, where It began to loss
much of Its destructive power.
Standard Oil Company Raises Point
Which Jury May Not Hear
CHICAGO, April 6 A discussion as to
the right of the defense to Introduce evi
dence showing that the defendant did not
know the lawful rate on oil from Chap
pelle. 111., to St. Louis occupied the early
session of the court in the trial of the
Standard Oil company, charged with ac
cepting Illegal rates on oil shipments. The
Question arose during the testimony of A.
O. Persons, a rate clerk employed by the
Standard Oil company. He said that the
tariff on which the Indictment was based
was not received by the Standard OH com
pany until two years from the time it was
The government attorneys moved that
the answer bo stricken from the records
as Irrelevant, but the attorneys for the
company Insisted thajt it was one of the
most Important features of the case Inas
much as the indictment charges that the
company "wilfully and knowingly" used
the Illegal rate.
"Do you think?" asked Judge Landls of
the defendant's attorneys, "that the de
fendant would be Justified If it were shown
that h was Ignorant of the rater'
The Jury was excused and the attorneys
entered upon extended arguments regard
ing the Importance of the evidence.
Arguments on laloa ParlSe and
Soathera Pacific Consolidation
WASHINGTON. April 5.-After two days
of argument, the Interstate Commerce com
mission today concluded its hearing In th
Investigation of the transactions of B. H.
Harrlman in Southern Puclfic and Chicago
.a. Alton securities and took the casa under
advisement. There were three addresses
today, one by Attorney John O. Mtlbum in
defense of Mr. Harrlman's course and one
each by Special Attorneys C. A. Severance
and Frank C. Kellogg In crtttclsit of It.
Mr. Mllburn enlarged upon th contention
that th Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
had not been competing lines before their
consolidation, but urged that even If they
were, en of them had the right to pur
chase the property of the other. Meun.
Severance and Kellogg contended for the
applicability of the antitrust Uw to the
purchase of th Southern Pacific by the
Union Pacific and Mr. Kellogg criticised
sharply Mr. Harrlman's dealings la the
tjvago Altou securities.
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Both houses of the Nebraska legislature
pass resolutions of confidence In the pres.
idant flnent tha nrfa.nt rnnlrnv.riT with
E Harrlman. Final dav In both houses
spent waiting for and acting on confer
ence reports on appropriation bills and
hour Is late before final adjournment Is
reached. Romance of the session Is tho
wedding of Senator Glover and Miss John
son, who met for the first time at the
governor's reception. Page 1
Four companies of militia under arms
ready to assist officials of Lorain, O., tn
preserving order. More strike breakers
brought In without serious trouble.
Fags 1
Tornado sweeps portions of Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama, killing fifteen
persons and injuring many. The prop
erty loss Is estimated at (500,000.
Fogs 1
Ruef case Is continued until Monday.
Fags 1
Attorney Jerome 111 not apply for writ
of prohibition in Thaw case and trial
may end next week. Faffs 4
John R. Walsh Is Indicted on 175 counts
for illegal banking in Chicago. Fags 1
Senator 'Penrose declares he knew noth
ing of "rich man's conspiracy" against
Roosevelt. Pars 1
Fifth district Woman's clubs meet at
Holdrege, with eight towns represented.
Mr. Hartsough of Mlnden presides.
Five new clubs have Joined federation
during year. Fag's 3
Helen Cochran, a nurse In Dr. Casey's
sanitarium at St. Louis, kills herself by
swallowing carbolic acid. Her mother
lives at Fullerton, Neb. Fa 1
Wisconsin wins In debate from Ne
braska. Pag 3
Queen of Great Britain goes to France
to meet king and both will go to Spain.
Fag 1
Japan proposes to establish an embassy
at Constantinople. - Fage l
London papers say cxar's mind Is fall
ing and that he will abdicate within a
month. Grand Duke Michael will be ap
pointed regent. Fag's 1
Members of the new board of Fire and
"Police Commissioners take the common
ground that higher respect for the law
must be cultivated and that, while more
latitude might be acceptable, laws as they
exist must be enforced. Fags
Frank Little is burned at a fire on North
Sixteenth street, which has its origin in
the lighting of a can of gasoline. Fags 6
Railroads make big passenger revenues
for tho month of March, during part of
which the 2-cent fare law was in effect.
showing it has not yet reduced earnings.
Fage 15
Huntington, Hoyt. Reld and Todd, land
men Indicted by the federal grand Jury
with Bartlett Richards and W. O. Com
stock, now face trial in the federal court.
Fare a
Official announcement that Topeka is to
remain in the Western association this
year at least. Fare T
Omaha shuts out Comlskey's Lanlgans,
wham Crelghton gives a close rub.
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Boa of Famons General to Answer
Charvee Growlan; Ont of Petition
la Bankruptcy.
NEW YORK, April B.-MJor General
Fred D. Orant today appointed a court
martial to try Major Francis P. Fremont
of the Fifth infantry on charges growing
out of his petition in bankruptcy last year.
Major Fremont la the son of ths late
General John C. Fremont and has lately
returned from Cuba to meet the charges
pending against him. Captain William J.
Qlasg iw of the Thirteenth cavalry will act
as judge advocate.
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Tour Companies Under Arms Await ne Call
of the Mayor.
Tralaload of Strikebreakers Escorted
to Yards of Ship Ballsing Cen
uf by Detect I res and
LORAIN, O., April 5.-With the members
of Company B of this city under arms in
the armory, close to the seat ofltrouble,
and three companies of Cleveland troops
under orders and ready to respond to a
call here at any moment, quiet prevails to
night at the yards of the American Ship
building company.
The troops are under orders to respond
at the call of the mayor, who has also
sworn In a large force of special deputies,
who are co-operating with the police and
company detectives. A tralnload of strike
breakers, numbering about 150, arrived this
ifternoon, and the men were escorted Into i
the yards by detectives and deputlea The
strikers witnessed the march of the latest
recruits Into the shipyard without any
offer of violence.
Superintendent L. B. Marche declared to
night that over 400 strike-breakers are now
tneldo the shipyards and that fully l.OXI
more will be brought In within the next
few days.
Mayor Kins; Warns Strikers,
Mayor King made an address td the
strikers this morning. He told them that
he would tolerate no more violence, that
necessary force will be used henceforth
to quell any rioting.
Soldiers in uniform were at the railway
stations today to assist the special depu
ties In case of trouble.
Caitaln Cove of Company B of the Fifth
regiment, Ohio National Guard, wired Ad
jutant General Crttohfleld saying that he
believed the situation to be serious and rec
ommending that two or three companlis
In addition to the local company be sent
to Lorain. The adjutant general replied
that he was keeping in close touch with
the situation and would co-operate with
Mayor King In maintaining order. The
mayor expresses the belief that the local
police and deputies will be able to cope
with any further disturbance. (
General Speaks to Investigate.
COLUMBUS, O., April 6. Considerable
rioting at Lorain because the ship yards'
officials there are Importing strike breakers
caused the mayor to order the local com
pany of National Guard to assemble In Its
armory at 7 o'clock today. Adjutant Gen
eral Crltchfleld was notified by Captain
A. T. Gove of the situation and Gove
wired that the conditions are grave and
that three or four companies should be
called out. The state officials are in con
ference over the matter, but say that tt
la not necessary for the governor to act,
that the law gives the local officials ample
power in the matter.
The adjutant general has ordered Briga
dier General. John C Speaks, who Is now In
Cleveland to proceed J Lorain and report
as to th situation. .
Beer Famine in Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 8. Pittsburg Is
threatened with a beer famine as the re
sult of th strike today of 1,600 workers em
ployed by the twenty-four breweries in this
city. The Pittsburg Brewing company and
th Independent Brewing company, two of
th largest breweries in the city, are com
pletely tied up.
Meetings of th Western Pennsylvania
Brewers association are being held to de
cide whether open shop will be declared.
The brewers agreed to give the men
shorter hours and more pay If they would
submit the other questions to arbitration,
but this waa refused and the men went
out today. .
There are about 1,700 brewery workers
employed in this city.
Strike Breaker I'aea Onn.
POMERY, O., April 6. Trouble broke out
afresh in the miners' strike here last n ght
when Charles Campbell, a "strike breaker,"
shot John Walters, a union miner, with a
shotgun. Walters will die and Campbell
Is In Jail. More ttoubla is feared.
Fire Thoasaad Painters Ont.
NEW YORK, April 6.-It is now said that
more than ,000 painters are on strike In
Greater New York. Work was stopped to
day on a number of school houses In Man
hattan, as well as on other buildings.
First Lieutenant Stone Succeeds First
Lieutenant Little as Recorder of
Relrlng Board at Omaha.
(From a- Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April . (Special Tel
egram.) First Lieutenant Edward R.
Stone of th Thirtieth Infantry Is de
tailed as recordst of ths Army Retiring
board, vice First Lieutenant J. Millard
Little of the Thirteenth infantry, relieved.
Francis E. Kylandr has been appointed
regular and Jennie Kylander substitute
rural free delivery carrier for rout 1
at Bloomlngton, Neb.
Poatofflces established: Nebraska For
dyce. Cedar county, William liavekost,
postmaster: Hordvllla, Hamilton county,
Joseph R. Comstock, postmaster; Ware-
ham, Cedar county, Thomas C. Fleming,
nnitmlitiip fimith Hklrnta Tnl.tiv Ti..,
ter county. Gotlleb Q. Dufloth. po.'tmas -
ter "
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Upon recommendation of Congressman
Dawson. Dr. B. B. Degroff ha. been ap-
pointed pension examining surgeon at
Davenport, la., Vic. Dr. J. P. Crawford,
Eli I. Hill and Benjamin Brokenhar
Ottumwa, la., have been appointed meat
inapectora In connection with the bureau
of animal industry.
The postmaster at Burlington. Ia., has
been allowed two additional letter car
riers and the postmaster at Iowa City,
la., one additional letter carrier, to begin
service April II.
Founder Adds Sis Mllllona to Endow
sent aad Establishes Pension
PITTSBURG. Pa., April l-W. N. Frew,
president of the board ot trustee of th
Carnegie institute, made public a letter
today ha reoelvd from Andrew Carnegie
announcing- that Mr. Carnegie has maris
! an endowment of $6,000,000 to the Institute.
This gift Is in addition to th $4,000,000
given by Mr. Carnegie some time ago.
Mr. Carnegie aso establishes a pension
for the benefit of those connected with the
Institute. .
The gift today consists of lt.OiO.0U0 of
United States 6tel corporation $ per csot
bauds u4 H,m,iM la cash.
Raef Case Continued, t'ntll Monday
and Grand Jnry Takes Short
SAN FRANCISCO, April J A lull In the
bribery graft proceedings came today, the
grand Jnry having adjourned from Thurs
day until Saturday afternoon, and 'the
sessions of Judge Dunne's curt have been
suspended until Monday.
Special Agent Burns received a telegram
from his son In Toledo, O., saying that
Oeorge Detwller, brother of A. K. Detwller.
had agreed to confer with ,the tatter's at
torneys In an effort to arrange the fugi
tive's ball bonds and facilitate his sur
render to the California authorities.
Chief Justice Beatty of the state supreme
court said that Ruef's application for a
writ of habeas corpus releasing him from I
the custody of Elisor Piggy will likely be j
decided next Monday, Its determination i
having been delayed by the Illness of As-
slstant Justice Angellottl. Presiding Judge
Cooper of the district court of appeals '
stated that a decision may be expected j
some time next week In the appeal of At- j
torney Shortridge from the order of Su-
perlor Judge Dunne committing him to th
county Jnll for contempt.
Ruef exchanged his Fillmore street prison
chamber for the dentist's chair today for an
hour or two, making the trip In his own
automobile under the eyes of Elisor Blggy
and a guard.
Assistant District Attorney Ileney issued
a statement that the grand Jury has under
consideration eight more Indictments
against "high officials," five In connection
with the Home Telephone company and
three In connection with the Pacific States
It has Jufct been learned that the "ex-
boss" will present a contract In evidence
as the basis of his chief defense in the
case now before the court and also on the
other Indictments charging him with extor
tion In the French restaurant cases, show
ing that he was retained as counsel for
the men whom he Is accused of mulcting.
This contract will show. It Is claimed by
Ruef's attorneys, that he waa retained to
act as counsel for the restauranters for
two years for an annual salary of a.ow.
- i
They will contend that the significant detail
of the contract was made to extend be
yond the life of the administration of
Mayor Schmltx and this shows that the re
lations between Ruef and the restaurant
men were the ordinary relations between
an attorney and his clients. The prosecu
tion, while refusing to discuss this con
tract, declares that It can prove to ths
Jury that the political affinity between
Ruef and Schmltx was used as a club over
the heads of the restaurant keepers to
force from them the $6,000 yearly "re
tainer." The case of Louis Glass, former manager
of the Pacific States Telephone and Tele-
I graph company, under nine Indictments for
bribery, has been postponed until next
Thursday. It 1b not known yet what Glass
will plead to the charge now befor th
The case of A. K. Detweiler of Toledo,
indicted In connection with the Home Tel
ephone company franchise, has also been
postponed until the same date.
London Paper Says Ills Mind Is Fall
ing; and Grand Duke Michael
Will Be Regent.
LONDON, April 5. Th Daily Mirror
claims to be in a position to announce on
the highest authority that the emperor
of Russia proposes to abdicate within a
month and that Grand Duke Michael will
be appointed regent during the Infancy of
the czarevitch. For the pnet three or four
weeks, the paper says, events In this direc
tion have been proceeding with lightning
rapidity in St. Petersburg, but the secret
has been well kept. 1
"Lately," says the paper, "the emperor's
mind has given way even more completely,
and he has shown himself Incapable of
performing the smallest duties of his rank."
The lower houte of parliament la to be
abolished and there will be formed a mili
tary dictatorship with the object of stamp
ing out revolution and putting an end to
anarchy In Russia. The paper declares
further that a marriage has been arranged
between Grand Duke Michael and Princess
Victoria of Schleswlg-Holsteln and that the
visit to London of the dowager empress
of Russia was chiefly for the purpose of
negotiating this marriage.
Count Benkendorff, tho Russian ambassa
dor to Great Britain, in an Interview re
garding the story published in the Daily
Mirror expressed surprise therewith and
said he had heard nothing officially or
otherwise to confirm these statements. He
did not believe them, but on the contrary
discredited the story entirely.
Baron Sternberg, the Russian consul gen
eral here, when questioned regarding this
story said It was "all rubbish."
Qneen Alexandra, Dowager of Rnsala
and Princess Victoria . Go
to Continent.
LONDON, April 4. Queen Alexandra, th
dowager empress of Russia and Princess
Victoria left London for th continent this
morning. Th queen and her sister will
separate at Calais, the former and Princess
Victoria proceeding to Toulon, where they
will join Edward prior to the meeting be
tween th latter and King Alfonso at
' Cr'fKe"- Th' 6'T empress, will go
to Blarrltx.
The same extraordinary precautions
j wer, take for t. f of
, mark(J(j ner arrlva, , E
. ,,, Kn on- w., .rtmtB , th r..
: road ltaUon eicept on written authority
and the railroad platform was closely pa
t i trolled. Several Russians who arrived in
England after the advent of the dowager
empresa have been kept under cloae sur
Mikado Waata an Embaasy In Turkey
th Same aa Other
LONDON, April (.Japan has opened ne
gotiations with Turkey, according to a spe
cial dispatch from Constantinople, with the
view to establishing embassies of the two
countries at the respective capitals. Rus
sia. It is stated, raised objections, but
Japan insists that it is entitled to ths
aams representation on the Boaphorua aa
, the other great powers.
! Turkey Is the only prominent country
j in which Japan is not represented by an
j accredited legation, Its Interests In Turkey
at present being under th protection of
th British ambassador.
Rotables Hold Celebration.
LONDON, April (.Lord Lister, th cele
brated surgeon and Algernon Charles 8 win
hum, the tioet. are todav rsl.hr.iu-
I respectively their eightieth and seventieth
Urifcd. Uotb -re la exooliwu health.
Could Hot Fare Told Story of "Eioh
Man's Conspiracy."
I'ennsylvaala Senator Hays He never
11 card of tflTort to Haiae Fund
to Detent Roosevelt's
PHILADELPHIA. April (. United States
Senator Pentose had this to say luuay
aboui tlie published report that he lolu
al a dinner ihe sloiy oi a "rich nieti s con
spiracy ' to prevent the selection ot resi
lient Roosevelt s choice of a successor to
himself :
"It is absolutely an untruth. I have never
said any such thing, it is all untrue. I
have always been a supporter of and b-
: aver in President Roosevelt's adminis
tration, and all its policies."
I The senator was asked:
"Have you ever heard of a $5,000,000 fund
to prevent President Roosevelt naming his
, successor?"
j "No, absolutely not."
"Have you ever heard of the combination
termed the 'rich men's conspiracy' to
! thwart the president in the development
of his policies?"
I "No, 1 have never heard of an such com
bination and have no knowledge of It."
i "Did you attend a dinner of such a
character as was mentioned today In the
Washington dispatches?"
"No, I never attended a dinner where
j such a subject was discussed. I could not
have done so any how for I Just came back
from the West Indian cruise with Secretary
Metcalf and Senator Flynt of California.
I arrived In Philadelphia Tuesday night
after a month's trip. Durinjr that time I
did not fellow the newspapers or kept In
touch with affairs In the United States."
"Absurd," Says Harrlman.
NEW YORK, April 5. E. H. Harrlman
declines absolutely to talk about the report
from Washington that the Standard Oil
romT).nv nd ...oclated Interests had
ralsed a fund of $8,000,000 to. prevent the
nomination for president of a man of Presi
dent Roosevelt's choosing in 1908. The com
ment of Frank Barstow, a Standard Oil
company director, on th story was:
"It Is simply absurd."
Iim Gives Ball.
NEW YORK. April B.-Frank YT. Hill,
the former stenographer for E. H. Harrl
man, who was arrested yesterday on a
charge of selling the now famous Sydney
Webster letter to ' a newspaper, was ar
raigned In police court today charged with
a violation of the penal code. Alexander
Millar, secretary of the Union Paotfio rail
road, and Georg M. Buck, counsel for
Harrlman Interests, appeared to prosecute
the charg. Hill was held in $1,000 for ex
amination next Monday. Ball was fur
nished. Secretary Loeb Talks.
WASHINGTON, April 6.-8ecretary Loeb
declared today no names wer mentioned
at th White House yesterday when refer
ence was made to some publics man who
had been present at a dinner and had told
the Btory of the alleged combination to ac
complish the defeat of the president's
policies tn the coming presidential cam
paign. This dinner was a comparatively
recent occurrence. Secretary Loeb said
today there were no additional details of
the affair to be given out, but he em
phasised the belief which he expressed
yesterday that the publicity which had
been made of the Intrigue against the In
terests of the president would "nip the
whole scheme in the bud" before the cam
paign of 1308 is fully on.
Former Chlcaaro Banker la Accused
by Grand Jnry of Many
CHICAGO. April B.-The federal grand
Jury today returned an indictment contain
ing 175 counts against John R. Walsh, the
former president of the Chicago National
bank. The counts charge misapplication of
funds and credits of the bank and also al
lege that he made false entries in his re
ports to the comptroller of the currency.
Between fifty and sixty transactions are
covered in the Indictment, the aggregate
sum involved being about $3, 500,000. The
speclflo charges are that sums of money
were credited to the personal account of
President Walsh as the result of memoran
dum note transactions, that other sums
were placed to his personal credit as the
result of the sales of certain bonds to the
bank, and that payments of money were
mad by him from the sums credited to
his account following the transactions In
"memorandum notes" and th sales of th
It Issues aa Address Saylna; that
Promises ReeTardlna; Polygamy
Hair Been Kept.
SALT LAKE CITY, April B. Th seventy,
eighth annual conference of the church of
, Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints began
here today In the Mormon tabernacle, rep
resentatives from Mormon colonies all over
the world being present. . All the services
of the general conference will be open to
the public except the meetings of th
priesthood, to be held tomorrow.
President Joseph E. Smith made th an
nouncement that the church had completely
paid up its $1,000,000 bonded Indebtedness.
A lengthy address to the world was
adopted, setting forth the principles of
Mormonlsm, protesting againat criticism
brought againat the church, proclaiming
loyalty to the United Etatea and declaring
that the church has kept the pledge given
when statehood for Utah was made possible
on condition that polygamy be abandoned.
Apostle Reed Smoot was among the
church dignitaries present.
Commerce Commission Ordera Rate oa
Cotton Gooda Reduced to
Omaha Baals.
WASHINGTON, April a The freight rat
on cotton piece gooda from producing points
tn Texas U v icnita, Kan., was today or
dered reduced from cents to 60 cents per
100 pounds, by a decision rendered by Com
missioner Prouty for the Interstate Com
merce commissi. The effect of the decis
ion is to put Wichita Jobbers on a com
petitive footing with tisose of Kansas CSlty
and St. Louis, Oiuahs, and Chicago.
The complaint of th rat was mada by
; ths Johnston-Larimer Dry Goods company
againM the Atcniaon, to pen a st Santa F
J Railway company and others.
Hefendant at Waahlnatoa Telia of
Coarse In Matter of Und
WASHINGTON. April 5-The third day
of BInger Hermann's testimony In his trlnl
for the destruction of certRln letter books
while commissioner of the general land of
fice was begun with a line of questions
Intended to show that Mr. Hermann had
no information or Interest In the Hyde-Benson-Dlmond-8ehneMel,
combination. Mr.
Hermann said he had never seen Benson
after the stormy Interview with him In
San Francisco regarding which he testified
yesterday. He did not recollect ever hav
ing met Mr. Hyde. As to Messrs. Harlan
and Valk, clerks In the land office who
have testified that they were at the same
time under the employ of Benson, Mr. Her
mann said he had no knowledge or sus
picion of such a condition. He always had
the utmost confidence In Harlan and Valk.
The letter signed "Citlsen of the United
States," which described the operations of
the Hyde-Benson combination, written In
1900 and placed In evidence by the prose
cution, Mr. Hermann said that he had
never seen' or heard of It until It was
produced In the court. The Indorsement
of this letter in Mr. Valk's handwriting,
"honorable commissioner has seen this
twice," Mr. Hermann said was a mistake,
as he had never seen the letter.
The letters written by Zabrlskle In 1902
to Mr. Hermann, tn which the latter was
Informed of the Hyde-Benson operations,
was the subject of extended testimony on
the part of the witness. He said he had
known Zabrlskle In California, and the
facts disclosed In Zabrlskle's letter were
the first he had regarding the alleged
fraudulent operations of the Hyde-Benson
combination. He retained the Zabrlskle
letters for the purpose of preventing "the
traitor" In the office, whoever he might
be, from knowing of the steps being taken
to run down the frauds. Mr. Hermann
took W. J. McGee Into his confidence, Mc
Gee being an old employe of the" office,
and through him directed Special Agent
Holsinger to make an Investigation of the
Benson-Hyde operations.
Mr. Hermann disclaimed acquaintance
with the various Individuals connected with
the alleged fraudulent land conspiracies In
the west. His repeated annual complaint
against the operation of the lieu land law
as contained In his annual reports was
read to the Jury by Attorney Worthlng
ton. The trial was adjourned until Monday.
Helen Cochran of Fullerton, a Nurse
In St. I.onla Sanitarium, Takes
Carbolic Acid.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Helen Cochran, a nurse, killed her
self today tn Dr. Casey's sanitarium, by
swallowing carbolic acid. Her associates
In the Institution believe her mind waa
weakened by some circumstance of which
they wer Ignorant, because she often re
ferred to a wrong she had done them and
which had been done ' her. She left the
following note to Dr. and Mrs. Casey:
"I have disgraced myself with you' and
all others. You know all about me. I
can't stay here. SI have no place else to
go. You can send word to my mother,
whose address I will give you Mrs. A. C.
Loucks, Fullerton, Neb., Box 263. For
give me for all the wrong I have done
you, for God knows I meant no harm."
Bhe also left a note to "Jenny," whose
Identity la unknown, saying: "If you see
the party tell him I am sorry he did not
receive it In the way it was given."
She had been employed at the place
about one year, Dr. Casey taking hold of
the Institution March 10. He bought It
from Dr. E. J. Dennis, and a newspaper
clipping reporting the guilty plea of a Dr.
Dennis in a Chicago court was found in
the dead woman's apartment.
Asalatant Adjutant General of Weat
- Virginia la Charged with
CHARLESTON, W. Va., April 6.-The
military board of survey, which has been
Investigating the account of the assistant
adjutant general of this state, appeared
before the grand jury this afternoon and
secured the Indictment of Colonel A. S.
Hutson, who has held that office during
three state administrations, on the charge
-of embeExIement of $800. A warrant was
issued and he was arrested.
The Indictment covers but one specifica
tion and while th state officials and board
of survey are reticent. It has beoome gen
erally understood the trouble has extended
over a period of years and that th amount
may reach or exceed $30,000. ,
During th Spanish-American war Colo
nel Hutson served as captain of Company
IL Second West Virginia regiment, and re
ceived his present appointment In 1899, hav
ing held It continuously ever since. He
has during that time had virtual control
of th office. Tonight Colonel Hutson was
released under $16,000 bonds.
Herd of Fonr Hundred la Montana to
Be Sold to Dominion Gov
DENVER. Colo., April 6. Howard Eaton
of Wolf, Mont., announced here today
that the herd of between 400 and 100 bison
owned by Michael Pablow and now at the
; Flathead reservation, thirty-five miles
I west of Missoula, Mont., is about to pass
into possession of the Canadian govern
I ment, to which Pablow has given an option
j for th purchase of the animals. Eoms
I time ago Mr. Eaton secured an option on
i the herd at a valuation of $300 a head and
, presented It to the United States govern
ment. President Roosevelt was desirous
of preserving to the United States ths
herd, comprising one-half of all the bison
surviving in this country. Mr. Eaton said,
but no appropriation was made for ths
Prevent Brewers from Owning;-Saloons
or Renting Building for
Saloon Purposes.
(From a Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN, April ( -(Special Telegram.)
Governor Sheldon signed ths Gibson brewer
bill, known as B- F. TS. late this evening.
f The bill prevents brewers from engaging
In the retail liquor business or having any
interest tn any building In which a saloon
ta conducted,
I Among th bill signed by th govern or
I tonight wer the pur food bill and th on
reducing sxpres rat S per cent
Nebraska Legislature Tastes Resolution
Commending Tit Attitude,
Only Tr flint Amount ef . Lerislaticn
Attempted Turins: Tay. ji
After Pruning Dowa House Bills Appro
priations Are ftill Larsce.
Senator Glover of the Fifteenth Dis
trict to Wed Mlaa Johnson, Whom
He Met at the Governor'
From a 6taff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, April (.(Special.)-Both
houses of the legislature today expressed
their confidence In President Roosevelt with
reference to his controversy with E. H.
Harrlman In the following resolution,
adopted In both tho house and the senate:
Whereas, A controversj- has arisen be
tween President Theodore Roosevelt, repre
senting the Interests of the people of th
United States, on the one hand, and Mr.
E. H. Harrlman. reuresentina the railrosd
Interests of the country, on the other; and.
Whereas, In all controversies that have
hitherto arisen between the president and
the great corporate Interests the president
has been able to and has successfully
maintained the rights and Interests ot th
people; therefore, be It
Resolved, by the senate of th state of
Nebraska, That we express our confidence
In the ability of President Theodora Roose
velt to always maintain the dignity of his
high office and protect the lnteraats of all
the people; be It further
Resolved, That the secretary of th sen
ate be Instructed to transmit a copy of
this resolution to the president, with the
assurance of the high esteem and affec
tion of the members of this senate and
of the people of the, entire state.
Promise All Redeemed.
The thirtieth session of the Nebraska
legislature, probably the only legislature
Nebraska ever had which has kept every
pledge its members made to the people,
has practically gone Into history. Yester
day, the last day, wan spent in listening
to the reports of conference committees
and a general Jollification and goodbye
service which began and ended aa the
mood of any certain member dictated. A
great many of the members of both houses
left yesterday evening, but a quorum was
present all day and faithfully voted on the
conference committee reports, and toward
evening It was only a waiting game waiting
for the enrolling clerks to get bills enrolled.
Late last evening tt became apparent the
enrolling clerks could not finish their work
before morning, and as there was no busi
ness to transact until their labors wer
completed, both houses took a recast until
9 this morning.
Strang as it may seem, the senate, that
dignified body ot august statesmen, did most
of the singing, all of the dancing and mad
most of the noise during the closing hours,
having begun last night, Late in the after
noon, however, the house caught the dis
ease, and, lead by Klllen of Gage, a retalia
tion service was started, and discords Wer
scattered all over the building, resulting
In numerous senators getting into the
wrong end of the state house being misled
by the sounds.
Work on Appropriations.
The day was spent mostly on the
appropriation bills and the conference com
mittee reports which were adopted cut out
the $30,000 appropriation for the new ortho
pedic hospital at Lincoln, cut out the salary
for a chief clerk in tho office of the labor
commissioner and added and substracted
some minor amounts, leaving a grand total
of all appropriations against the general
fund of $3,689,217, not . counting the 1 mill
levy for the university. This amount caps
the appropriations of past legislatures, but
members of the flnanco committee of both
houses Justify the Increase by the increased
needs of the state. Tho 1 mill levy for the
university, of which $100,000 goes to the
stat farm for new buildings, will add not
less than $617,613 to the amount th tax
payers will have to contribute during th
next two years, providing, of course. Gov
ernor Sheldon does not get busy with his
pruning knife, which It Is freely predicted
he will do. The total of all appropriation)
two years ago, inoluding the university
appropriation, amounted to $3,621,604.06, add
ing; the estimated amount which will go to
the university will make the increase this
btennlum approximately $617,61$. The Lan
caster delegation mad a hard fight to sav
th new building for the orthopedlo hos
pital, but the legislature could not see the
need of it just at this tlmo.
Bills la Haads of Governor.
Up to data the governor has signed ap
propriation bills amounting to $116,948, leav
ing $3,172,268 still to pass upon. Whll some
minor Items were changed in the salary
bill and the current expense bill, the total
practically remain the same.
Following are the appropriation bills In
th hands of th governor and a few that
have been signed by him:
H, R. 112 Kearney Normal building $
H. R. lol Machinery hall, state fair
H. K. 1; Deaf and Dumb Institute,
new building
H. R- 236 investigation plant dis
eases H. R. 247 Normal training ia hlgrh
H. R. 21)6 Heating plant, Peru Nor
mal !i. R. S02 Improvements, stat
1. R. 4S Investigation animal die
eases H. R. 34ft Fish hatching substation
H. R So To provide seven months'
H. R. 3H1 New buildings, Beatrice
H. H. Additional ground. Horn
for Friendless
H. R. 3 Hglldlng, Norfolk hospital
11. R. 431 Building, Stat Historical
II R. 438 Monument to General
t h 4ilarv bill
' ll! R. 4ul 1'iie protection, capltol..
H. R. 4i Office building, Mllford
Soldiers' and Sailors' home
H. R. " Current expenses !,07$,i!iO
11. R. 4,1 Aiasaa-i'sciiic-1 uaon ex
position if. it. 44 Buildings, Kearney In
dustrial school
H. R. 4; Hums for th Friendless,
H. R. 41 Building, Grand Island
Soldiers' and HaJlnrs' home
11. R. 4iii Addition to hospital,
(Irunri Island
H. R. 64 Detlclenrly bill 112 H1
H. R. tJS-Clalins bill il.utf
Total $J.U2.2i8
ltlils signed carrying general fyjid ap
propriations; H. li. M Incidental expenses legisla
ture $ 20,000
H- R. 6 Payment memoers and of
ficers 0.CM)
H. R. U6 Orthopedlo hospital, emer
I sro
H. (7 Purchase of 4M copies an
notated statJtss
H. R. 2A0 Relief Viurston oounty.
IL R. 2KB Kaliroad fare, judsre su-
prsio couit end district court.,..

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