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Tiie omaiia dee
Is thm most powerful business
getter lo the wwt, Iwioh It go
to the homes of poor and rtcb.
For Nehrssks-Shnwers.
For low n Slinw er
For weather report 'see rage .
Senate Arrange to Hold Longer Set
iens to Expedite tariff
Bill. '
Hew Rnlinff About Colli for Division
Causes Objection.
Wisconsin Senator Discus. '-
paign Promises of Repub. j
' i ,,nnr from MlmnoO Atlpm
'rnTt That Aldrlrb BUI Mkm
Dlft Advance In Cotton
V.AblllN'tSTON, Jun 2 With the adop
tlon of a resolution providing for day
nnd night reunions aggregating ten hour
'ally, beginning tomorrow, the senate to
day heard a suggestion of a policy for
llmlMr:- dilatory motion, which caused
an ;b. protest from Senator Bacon
nn .'lieif. The vice president, basing
i' Hon upor a precedent made In the
lu.-t congress, when the Aldiieh-Vreeland
eittrncy bill was under onslderation, held
that the absenci of u quorum could not
be called to the attention or the senate
If. the senator occupying the floor declined
to yield for that purpose.
Senator Hncon declared thla was one of
the revolutionary ruling made when the
currency bill was under consideration, and
that under It there would be serious abuse
of parliamentary rules, lie announced his
Intention to obtain a full consideration of
this question by the introduction of a
resolution to be considered by the com
mittee on rules.
A long speech, dealing with the pledge
of party leaders with respect to a revision
of the tariff, wai begun by Senator La
Follette today and will be continued to
morrow. By numerous quotations he main
tained that no question could be raised
as to the pledge of the party for a re
vision downward, and he declared that be
fore he should conclude his speech he
would demonstrate amply that, on the
whole, the pending bill placed the duties
above the rates of the Dlngley law. Since
the enactment of the Dlngley law and
until IBM. be salu, the control of trusta
had been extended to S.6M plants, with a
capital of more than faO.OOO.MO.
Senator Nelson also discussed the tariff
bill and quoted numerous comparisons be
tween the existing law and the pending
measure with the Intention of showing
that In h cotton schedule the rates had
been raised from SO to 80 per cent above
. the Dtngley law by the substitution of
peclflo for a,''Vlore1th. duties.
Senator Gore again Quoted dividends and
surplus earnings of New England cotton
and wollen manufacturing companies to
sustain his contention that these corpora
tions made large profits, and Senator Frye
In reply declared that, taking Into consider
ation both successful and unsuccessful cot
ton and woolen mills, a profit of not more
than per cent had been realised by New
England manufacturers upon their Invest
ments In these Industries.
Senator Blake spoke at length advocating
a duty on coal and petroleum. The cotton
schedule was constructively under con
sideration all day, but,, no feature of It
was paitaed on. :
The senate at 8:20 p. m., adjourned.
Pronlts ( CoU on Mills.
Astonishing the senate by the citation of
a long Hat of cotton and woolen manufac
turing companies and giving their earnings,
capital stock, Surplus, etc, Senator Gore
today undertook the task of showing that
corporations engaged In the cotton and
woolen Industries were making very large
earnings. The speech was one that no other
senator would have attempted without con
stant reference to notes, but' the blind
statesman found no difficulty in giving off
hand the greatest Varieties of details with
out the ability to assist his memory In any
way. The senate had promptly begun the
rf day's business by resuming consideration of
the cotton schedule; of the tariff bill and
Mr. ore was tho flrt speaker.
Referring to tho cotton and woolen manu
facturer! snd in a rasping and sinister tone
the Oklahoma senator raid he did not
Mu'.rie them fur their Itirco earnings.
"I know they are Intelligent citlsens,
he trtld, "Judging from their business sue
cetm and from' their selection of United
Htatts senators."
He referred in sarcastic language to the
slatehient made - yesterday by Senator
Lodge that some of these large earnings re
suited from sales of real estate fortunately
acquired many years ago, and said that the
stock of the Troy Cotton and Woolen com
pany of Massachusetts had been advertised
as earning 67 per cent In 1J07 without refer
ence to profits from real estate sales. He
suspected, he said, "that the good natured
philanthropic manufacturers did not divide
their earnings on the 'square deal' with
their laborers."
trustor Nelson followed. "The business
Interests of the country need not be
alarmed, as their appeals to us for prompt
action on the tariff Indicates, because
there will be no downward revision," he
declared, after saying the understanding
In his state was that the tariff would be
lowered. "The only thing they have to
wait for," he continued, "is to see how far
they can mark up their goods. At least
there will be oo downward revision that
they themselves do. not consent to."
Sustaining the contention of Senator
Dolllver In opposition to the specif lo duties
in the cotton schedule reported by the
committee on finance! Mr. Nelson gave
extended examples of specific increases
and their equivalent ad -alorem rates to
show that they had been placed higher
than in the Dingley law.
"I have demonstrated." said Mr. Nelson,
after concluding his analysts of the cotton
schedule, "that this hill increases all of
these duties from to more than 60 per
cent over the rate of the present Dingley
Kill Hlaaself Wa.il Visit Ibst.
PICKERING. la., June !. (Special.)
While visiting al the om of relatives In
Atlanta, Kan., John A, Dillon, a farmer of
Timer Creek township. Marshall county,
Iowa, committed eukide by hanging him
self. He was Insane. The body will reach
hero tomorrow lor burial
Burglar Story
Only a Ruse
Dr. Clemenson of Chicago Now Ad
mits He Deceived Police Says
Wife Killed Herself.
CHICAGO, June 1 Mystery surrounding
the death of Mrs. Nora Jane Clemenson
was brought nearer solution today when
Captain of Folice Thomas Kane announced
that ne would examine a woman and a
man who he believed would be able to
give some information concerning the do
mestic relations of Dr. Clemenson and his
wife. According to Captain Kane, Dr.
Clemenson told him today that Mrs. Clem-
et.son had tried to commit suicide two
weeks ago by taking chloroform. The
physician declared that he had found an
empty chloform bottle and had asked her
about It. She dented having used any of
the poison and the physician said he be
lieved her. When he found her dead on
last Sunday morning he declared that he
decided to telt the burglar story because
he did not think any post mortem would
be held and that his story would be be
Dr. Clemenson was formally booked yes
terday for the murder of his wife. Dr.
Clemenson attended the funeral yester
day under police guard. The woman's
stomach was placed in the hands of ex
perts for .chemical examination.
Chief of Detectives O'Brien stated that
Dr. Clemlnson's declaration that his wife
had been chloroformed by burglars, and
that he himself suffered from poison, was
utterly unworthy of credence. The money
and spoons which It Is alleged the phys
ician said were stolen were found In a
closet of his house.
A woman to whom Dr. Clemlnson Is said
to have sent flowers was discovered to
be Mls F. M. Derg. 21 years old, who
was a patient at the Chicago t'nlon hospi
tal from Mav SO to May !M. According to
Dr. K. E. Zanghan, house physician at
the hospital. Dr. Clemlnson made almost
dally visits to the hospital while Miss
Berg was there and left large bunches of
flowers each day. It has been Impossible
to locate Miss Berg at the address on the
hospital record.
Police Captain Kane this afternoon de
clared that Dr. Clemenson had made sen
sational disclosures to him.
"If what the doctor told me proves true
several others beside the prisoner are im
plicated In the death of Mrs. Clemenson,"
said Captain Kane. "According to Clemen
eon's story," the police continued, "the
crime which brought this young woman
to her grave Is one of the. worst In the
history of Chicago."
Brewers See Ebbvof
Prohibition Wave
Association Report Says Anti-Saloon
League Overshoots Mark Beer
Sales Decrease.
ATLANTIC CITT, N. J.. June 2-Declaii-
tng that "the professional advocates of
the anti-saloon league have overshot the
mark and that their statements are grossly
exaggerated where they are not purposely
misleading," the board of trustees of the
United States Brewers association which
opened Its 49th annual convention here to
day, went on record with the additional
declaration that . so called "prohibition
wave" had reached Its height and that
"reaction Is- already beginning to set In."
These statements were contained In the
annual report of the trustees which was
placed before the convention along with
the reports of a number of committees.
The report stated that it is to be re
gretted that at each fecurrlng session of
congress there is an Increase In the num
ber of members who seek to destroy tho
liquor business by federal legislation. The
trustees say the beer sales for the year
ending June 30, 1908, showed an Increase of
S239.T9J which they say is remarkable con
sidering the beer sales for the, previous
year were the largest In the history of the
trade. The nine months from June, 1908,
to April 1909, the trustees say, show a de
crease of 2,&80,S0l, as compared with the
same nine months In the previous year.
Damaged Airship Alights Success
fully at Floating (iked at
Lake Coaataac.
pelin airship, after having made Its way
by easy stages from Qoepplngen. arrived
here at 6 o'clock this morning and de
scended successfully to the floating sited
on the Lake of Constance. The damages
sustained at the end of the prolonged
flight of Sunday and Monday will be re
paired here.
Mayor Totally
Council's Flat
"Don't ask me. I don't know what I will
do; haven't the slightest Idea. Go and see
the councilmen and ask them If they in
tend to confirm any of my appointees;
that would 'make you a better story."
Bo spoke Mayor Dahlman when asked
what he Intended to do now that . the
council has turned down his list of ap
pointments sent In to It for confirmation.
The mayor aaid he was not greatly sur
prised, thgugh he did expect his three
republican appointees would get through.
Whether it was arranged beforehand to
reject all appointments, the mayor did not
know, though he said It was not surpris
ing that the three "traitors" should stick
together. (
"It lookr. a whole lot as though these
three traitors to the democratic party are
going to be against me all the way
through, doesn't It?" said the mayor.
"But about these appointments, 1 must
be very careful now or I will lose some of
my boys. Their names can be sent in only
once moie. Whether I will send their
names In again next weeb or the names
of some others, I do not now know. I will
have to consider the matter carefully and
tiy to find out if there Is any hope of get
ting them confirmed fty-st."
Members of the council are aa chary of
giving out Information regarding the ap
pointments aa is the mayor. Republicans,
"friendly" democrats and "traitor" demo
crats all say they do not know what will
be the next move. The deny there was
Emperors of Germany and Russia Will
Meet in Finnish Gulf
Relations Believed to Have Been
Strained by Balkan Incident.
May Mean Enrope is Entering Upon
' New Era of Peace.
Report That the Csar Will Visit Ensr
lanrf, France and Italy Daring
the Month of
ST. PETERSBURG, June 1 A meeting
between Kaiser William and Czar Nicholas
has been been arranged and will take place
In the waters of the Finish gulf. The exact
date of the meeting will be decided upon
later, but It probably will be June 17. The
German emperor will arrive on the Im
perlal yacht Hohnzollern, while Emperor
Nicholas will' be aboard the Standart, ao
companled by M. Iswolskl, the foreign mln.
Ister and Admiral Voevodsky, the minister
of marine.
The news of the proposed Interview be
tween the sovereigns, coming so soon after
the settlement of the Balkan crisis, has
aroused eager speculation among the dlplo
mats at St. Petersburg. It was supposed
In some quarters thst German mediation,
which had ended the crisis, had left a
heritage of bitterness which would estrange
the two monarches and lead Russia to
Mantifv Itself more closely with Great
Britain's continental policy. The meeting
which according to some reports has been
arranged on the Initiative of Emperor
Nicholas, Is taken to mean that Russia
prefers an amicable arrangement with Oer
many to the doubtful issue of an antago
nlstlc policy. If Emperor William aiso
meets President Fallleres, as it Is reported
from Berlin he will do, the European sit
uation may be regarded as entering upon
a decidedly peaceful phase.
After meeting the German emperor the
Russian ruler will go to Stockholm, prob
ably on June 2. Then he will return to
Peterhof, and -during the early days of
July will receive King Frederick of Den
mark there. His majesty afterwards will
proceed to Poltava to be present July 7
and S at the celebration of the 200th annl
versary of the battle of Poltava. The em-
nernr will then depart by sea for a visit
to France an' England and probably Italy
The plans of this trip are held in the deep
est secrecy, but elaborate preparations al
ready are being taken to prevent the taper.
lng with the railway lines to Poltava.
Forty-oight thousand, troops will be sta
tioned along the route during the Journey,
The military attaches of the various em
bassies and legations have been invited to
accompany his majesty, but no other diplo
matic repreesntatlves. The emperor on
June S will preside at the dedication of the
manument to Alexander III, which has
been erected at the end of the Nevskl
Uniform Pare Food Law and Bills of
Lading; Among; Demands of
, Wholesalers.
DETROIT, June 2. Uniform pure food
laws, uniform bills of lading and amend
ment of bankruptcy laws, are the leading
questions under consideration by the Na
tlonal Wholesale Grocers' association,
which convened here today wtlh 400 dele
gates present, representing forty-two
states. The convention will close Friday
night. It is the desire of thenssoclatlon
to bring about a' universal system of label
lng food products, and to have the bank
ruptcy laws amended to prohibit dealers
whose liabilities do not exceed $900 from
obtaining release under this act.
Cincinnati Jeweler Shoots Man He
Finds Prowling; la Hla
CINCINNATI, O., June 2. -Albert Esber
ger, a jeweler, shot and killed an unldentl
fled burglar at his home at 241 Helen street
early today. Esberger was awakened by a
noise in his kitchen. He secured a revolver
and fired a shot at a man he saw In the
kitchen. The man Jumped out of a window
and Esberger fired again. The intruder
fell dead on the ground below the window.
A companion of the man who was on the
outside of the house escaped.
at Sea Over
Throw Down
any pre-arranged plan of procedure, but
decline to say why they refused to conflr
any of the appointees or to Intimate whom
they would like to have the mayor name.
Few of the twelve appointees turned
down by the council Tuesday everting ap
peared the next day, but many of those
a ho did incline to the opinion that it
would be better to have their names sent
In again next week and "have the agony
over with," as A. B. Waggoner, license In
spector and named for another term, ex
pressed it.
Tom Flyno, the democratic boss who
wants to have the title of street commis
sioner another term, said he had not a
word to say and that the mayor could
S'tnd in his name next week or not, just
as he thought best. The mayor said he
would "have to talk with the boys" before
deciding what to do next, but the boss
said ha would not put his foot In It by
giving the mayor any advice and then be
blamed If affairs went wrong.
"I'm not afraid to tell the mayor what
to do." said City Clerk Butler, "and I'm
going to tell him that he Is way wrong on
the whole proposition. He should not give
out the names of his appointees In ad
vance and give the councilmen a chance
to caucus as to what to do, but he should
keep everything under his hat and senj
in the names sealed to me when the
council opens. He'd have them sewed up
under this prucedura," '
one but
From the New Tork Mail
Florence Application for Old Switch-
" inij Schedule is Settled.
They Will Ship' Cheaper and Con
tractors Wanting Refund on Ex
cess marges Mar Collect
In Courts.
No switching schedule' for Flonmce on
lumber, cement, lime, brick.: stone or sand,
as asked by the citlzenar-of j?fvence and
several Omaha lumber and Material com
panies, but the regular tariff rate which
will be charged Is to be reduced about 50
per cent. The rase was brought before the
commission last September by C. S. Elgut
ter for the complainants, who also asked
reparation amotthtlng to several thousand
dollars for money paid In what the ma
terial companies , considered excess of the
Just rates.
When word came of the decision of the
commission Wednesday Mr. Elgutter said
he believed he would have to collect the
reparation In the courts, as the commis
sion dismissed the application for a repar
ation of the excess charges because of a
lack of Jurisdiction.
The complainants were George W. Craig
& Co., Florence Lumber and Coal com-,
pany, and C. N. Delta Lumber company.
The defendant was the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha Railway company.
C.C. Wright appeared before the railway
commission for the railroad, and C. S. El
gutter for the complainants.
Order of Commission.
the order of the commission written by
Chairman Clarke Is as follows:
It Is Therefore Ordered. That the Chi
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Rail
way company be, and the same Is hereby
notified and directed- to publish the sched
ule of rates between Omaha and Florence
hereinafter set forth, effective July 2, 190S,
and to cease and desist from and after
that date from charging and collecting any
other or greater rates, to-wit:
Rate per Minimum
Commodity. 100 lbs. per car.
Lumber lVc 00
Cement and stucco 1 We 6.00
Lime lHc 00
Brlok lc 6.00
Stone , lc B OO
Sand lc 6.00
It Is further ordered that so much of the
petitions of the complainants, the C. N.
Diets Lumber company, the Florence Lunv
ber and Coal company and Bamuel KaU
and George W. Craig as prays for an order
of reparation be and the same are hereby
dismissed for lack of Jurisdiction.
Dole Comes la Fall.
IOWA CITY, la., June 1 (Special.) Wil
liam C. Dole, the newly elected track coacn
of the University of Iowa track team to
succeed Mark Catlln, is an ex-Wesleyan,
Cornell and Dartmouth trainer. Recently
he has been assistant .to Prof. A. N. An
derson, head of the physical department of
Yale. Dole will receive a salary of tl.OOt)
the first year. He will report September 16.
To make money,
spend money, but
when you spend it,
be sure you get
your money's
A great many people raako
a living buying and selling
through The Bee want ads
most anything advertised in
the want columns is a bar
gain. Have yo unread the want, ads yqt
today j
the Fair Deserves
-tr- ' v
Half Million Loss
by Heavy Storm
in the Black Hills
Deadwood Cut Off Since Sunday and
Mails Are Being: Carried
by Team.
DEADWOOD, 8. D.. June 2 For the
first time since Sunday, Deadwood has
telegraphic communication with the outside
world. A conservative estimate of the flood
loss in the Black Hills Is S00,000. Both the
Northwestern and Burlington roads have
sustained vary heavy losses. Neither road
has had a train Into' Deadwood since Sun
day and will be obliged to bring In malls
by team for several days.
At Spearflsh the damage Is placed at
120,000. Fourteen Inches of rain has fallen
in the Black Hills since Sunday night,
breaking all records. Many mines have
been forced to suspend.
STUROI8, 8. D., June 2. (Special Tele
gram.) The storm which has been raging
sinco Saturday has abated. Deadwood and
all the upper Black Hill towns have been
cut off from the outside world and no
trains are running today either way.
Streams are out of their banks everywhere
and it is impossible to get word from
Interior' towns. People are unable to get
i to town. The loss will be heavy.
The storm delayed the opening of the
Oscar Jacobs trial yesterday as the judge
was late In reaching here.
Five Brides in
Single Party
Party of English Girls Arrives in
America to Wed Old Sweet
hearts. '
WATERLOO, la., June 3.-Special) An
unusual romance which began in England
long ago, was completed In part In this
city tonight, when Miss Ethel Mosby, of
Nottingham, England, and William Ash-
more, of this city, were married. More than
a year ago Mr. Ashmore and five friends
lived In Nottingham. They were In love
with five girls, all of whom were close
friends.' In a body the young men tame
to this country and left, their sweethearts
behind, while each lover sought his for
tune. Almost simultaneously the young
men sent for their sweethearts, all of
them being In a position which warranted
their marrying. The five girls came from
England together. Miss Mosby came to
Waterloo, three of her friends stopped In
Chicago where their lovers live and una
went to Seattle. All of the five weddings
will take peace this week.
Pars Dearly for Bad Letter.
JOWA CITY, la., June 2.-(Speclal.)-Bert
Reppert, found guilty of writing a letter
defaming the character of Maude Katxen
meyer, was fined S2&0 and coats by Judge
R. P. Howell yesterday.
Jury of Nations to Control
Events at Future Olympics
BERLIN, June 1. The most Important
act of the International council of the
Olympian games, that has been In session,
was the recommendation of the principle
of an International Jury, to decide the
events In future Olympiads. The council
took under consideration the unfortunate
controversies that arose In London In IMS
and finally decided that It was wiser to
Introduce an International system of Judg
ing rather than leave this to the sole con
trol of the country where the games take
place. The Swedish representative accepted
this view. The council. It Is explained, did
not act in spirit of criticism of anything
that happened In England; lis opinion was
that the contests could be conducted with
greater good will If they were under Inter
national control.
Tho Swedish committee has Invited the
participants In the games of 1912, which are
to he held la Stockholm, to reside lt
the Seat
James Shelton Arrested There
Union Pacific Holdup.
Suspect West to Dearer Several Days
Ago and Has Been Collecting;
Money to Defend His Al
leged Pale,
DENVER, June 1 James Shelton, be
lieved by the police here to be the fourth
member of the band of train robbers who
recently held up and robbed .a Union Pa
ciflo pausenger train near Omaha, was ar
rested here early today In a Curtis street
rooming house.
Shelton, according to Chief of Police
Armstrong, came to Denver several days
ago, and has been trying to raise funds for
the defense of the three men now under
arrest at Omaha. A reward of S0,000 for his
arrest and conviction is outstanding.
Lillian Stevenson, who claims to be Shel
ton's wife, was also placed under arrest,
Chief of Police Armstrong is positive she
is the woman In the "automobile group
photograph" discovered by the Omaha po
lice, and which was traced to a Denver
Shelton will not be taken to Omaha lrn
mediately, as was at first stated, but will
be held here pending further developments
In the case.
He Did the Hridnnrk and Got Money,
' While Others Worked.
The fifth man In the Limited train rob
bery, for whom the police have been look
lng sinco they discovered that three dif
ferent rooms figured aa the hiding places
of the bandits, never was seen during th
few minutes the train , was being held up,
according to Information that has leaked
out. .
He Is supposed to be the real leader of
the gang and was so - well known as
bandit and train robber that he kept out
of sight for fear of Immediate Identiflca
tlon. It la said that all he did for his fou
fellow crooks was to provide the autonio
bile or express wagon by which the booty
was to be hauled away. He Is thought to
have had much to do with the planning
of the scheme, but figured little or not a
all carrying It out.
Woods, who. up to the present has been
regarded as the leader of the band, now
appears to have had his supposed cunning
and criminal skill eclipsed by the fifth sus
pect, who Is still at large. The latter Is
thought to have roomed with Woods part
of the time the undertaking was being
planned, but disappeared the evening of
the robbery and left Omaha immediately,
or else remained only long enough to se
cure the booty and take it away from thl
A room on South Thirteenth street is said
to have been the headquarters of Wood
and the fifth man for a week preceding
the holdup. Its exact location is known
only to the authorities and they will not
give out the information.
Sweden during the period of training should
they desire to do so.
Crown Prince Frederick William gave a
dinner in honor of the members of the
council last night and talked personally
with each member. He asked Prof. W. M.
Sloan of Columbia university for a copy
of his "life of Napoleon."
Allison Armour, who also represented the
United States, will leave here for Oxford
to attend the Archaeological convention.
Prof. Sloane Is going to the Klsslngen
llsron De Couberlln, president of "th
council, was today received by Emperor
William In audience at the palace, after
which his majesty entertained him at
All the members of the council weie re
celved by Foreign Secretary Von tichoen
this aflernot
ederal Officers Act Promptly Follow
ing Arraignment of Woods, Gor
don and Torgensen.
estimany and Identification Causes
Commission to Hold Men on Bonds.
eople Throng Federal Court Room
Where Hearing is Held.
Vhnse Vogrtrr, Together With
KntlnrnKn and Mall Clerks
Furnish Evidence Anrnlnst
Three Men.
Tederal grand Jury called to convene
Jane to Investigate un charged with
Overland Limited robbery I
carl Anderson. Hnbbard,
wan P. Atkinson, Bt. Edwards.
Pearl W. Barker, Poaca.
Beth P. Barnes, Homer.
Carl Benson, 803 North Eighteenth.
B. 8. Caldwell, 80 Bonth Sixteenth.
D. H. Christie. 1714 Mandersea.
O. C. Orowell, Jr., Blatr.
Hans Elliott, Columbus.
Bylvsster Emley, Wiener.
John Barty, Hubbard.
Thomas B. Hunter, Valley.
X. J, Johnson, Ames.
William Kennedy, Geneva.
Edward C. KlnzeL Wlsner.
M. B. Mansfield, Winnebago.
Milton Nye, Wlsner.
Frank Osborne, Hartington.
reter !. Beger, 4113 North
eighth avenue.
Boii, Baribnei.
Charles H. Bmlth. sohnrio
wmfi anmp,o,,,0a Beu ""nth.
wiuiara BplUman, West Point.
Arraigned before United States Commi..
sloner Anderson; Identified by half a doien
men seen at Overland holdup or Brown
Park school, where mall sacks were found;
"probable cause" established and r.nrf
Jury of twenty-three from the Omaha re
vision summoned to report June t to In-
vestlgate W. D. Woods, James Gordon and
Fred Torgensen, the men charged with the
robbery of the Union pacific overland
limited near Omaha, May 22.
These were the events In the lives of the
thrert alleged bandits Wednesday. At he
conclusion of a day's hearing, Commis
sioner. Anderson said: "I think there is
sufficient probable cause to bind the ac
cused over to the federal grand Jury and
will fix the bond of each at $26,000."
The men could not give bonds.
In the office of United States Marshal
Warner deputies were already at work
that they might be ready to summon a
grand Jury in the event the men were held
by Commissioner Anderson. By working
late the United States marshal' office
summoned the Jury of twenty-three men
who will Investigate Woods. Gordon and
It Is the first Jury of the kind that ha -
been called In I Omaha and la authorised
under a new provision which makes It
possible to call such a Jury for a division
at any time to act on matters pertaining
to the district In which the Jury Is called.
These summoned for the Jury are from
the eleven counties composing the Omaha
Not In several years have the federal
court rooms contained such a crowd as
was gathered in court room No. 1 Wednes
day morning when the preliminary hear
ings of the men charged with train robbery
Many Officers Present.
Many women were among the spectators
and among the more prominent of citlsens
of all classes present In the court room
were Vice President Mohler and General '
Superintendent Park of the Union Pacific
Railroad company and W. A. Plnkerton of '
Chicago, the head of the Plnkerton detec
tive agency, - i - .
Among the exhibits attracting general at
tention were the nine mutilated mail sacks
and the pistols used by the robbers In
the holdup.
The hearing was held before United
States Commissioner Anderson. The pris
oners were brought up from the county
Jail by Deputy United States Marshals
Logan Sammons, John A. Sides and oeph
Proctor. They were held In the private
office of United States Marshal Warner
until the hearing was opened, when Gordon
was taken into the court room by Deputy
Marshal Proctor, Woods by Deputy Mar
shal Sides and Torgensen by Deputy Mar
shal Sammons. ,
Woods is Coal Bog.
The prisoners were seated In tho front
row of the Jury box between the deputies
and were naturally the cynosure of all
eyes. Woods as usual seemed to be the
most composed of all. Gordon still main
tains his haggard look and Torgensen looks
on the proceedings with stoical Interest.
The six boys who discovered the arms
of the bandits near the Brown Park school
house, and are given the credit for the
final apprehension of the bandits, were In
the court room accompanied by their par
ents and attracted universal attention and
all seemed proud .of their distinction. The
boys are very modest and take especial
pride in the summons handed eaoh of thenl
as witnesses.
J. M. Macfarland appeared as attorney
for the accused men. The prooeedtags 'be
gan with but little preliminary form. The
first witness was Engineer D. W. Mlkel
John, who was the first man to receive
the attention of the robbers in the hold-up.
Hlsx story is practically a repetition of
the story told by him hitherto and al
ready appearing In print.
Tells tbe story of Holdap.
"The first knowledge I had of auy
trouble," said he, "was when the two
men crawled over the tank and on of
them covered me with an automatic gun,
directing me to hold up my hands. I did
not know what to make of It at first, but
soon taw that they meant business and
up went my hands. He ordered me to stop
the train and I Just started to do so, when
he told me not yet, but that he would tell
me when to slop; and wanted us to stop
at the mouth of Mud Cut.
"They flrt appeared over the tank at
about Seymour, about a mil and a half
from Mud Cut.
"The bandit ' resfi-d the pistol against
my cheek and said: 'This In a holdup. W
don't want to hurt you nor kill anybody
unless we have to.'
"W were then going at the rate of about
twenty-five miles an hour. I noticed a
light ahead, which at first I took to be
the oil headlieht of possibly a freight en
glnt'. ilut tho light soon disappeared. Aa
wo tieaied Mud Cut the man who was oav-
k ertug in said, 'blupf I put oa Um air tad

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