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the day's happenings every day. If folks don't read your store news every day It's your fault. The Omaha Daily Bee VOL. XLIH NO. 150. OMAHA, VEDNESLW'IOKNING, DECEMBER 10 1913 SIXTEEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER. Fair FRISCO OFFICIALS ARE CHARGED WITH DIVERTING FUNDS Stockholder Asks Permission to File Suit Asking Restitution of Four Millions. CHAIRMAN YOAKUM IS ACCUSED Other Directors, Also Member of Syndicates, in the Deal. SELL LINES TO THE COMPANY Same Men Represent Buyer and Seller in Transfer. COURT WILL DECIDE TODAY rfysterals In Hand of ReeelTer and FcrmMlon Is Necessary Before Proposed Action Can ' Be Taken. ST. LOUIS. Dec. 9. William Nlles ot New York, owner ot MO shares of stock In tho St. Louis & San Francisco rail road, asked the federal district court to day for permission to bring restitution suits against present and former of ficials of tho 'Frisco. The petition embodying tha request charges that .B. F. Yoakum, former chairman of' the board ot directors ot tho 'Frisco; James Campbell, former vice president of the road and head of the North American company which brought the receivership suit; Thomas II. West, chairman ot the board ot directors ot the St. Louis Union Trust company, whoso resignation as receiver was ac cepted yesterday; the late Kdwln llaw ley and W. K. Dlxby, now receiver of tho Wabash, made individual profits ag Bicgatlng 13.975,000 by selling to the Frisco the short lines they and other syndicate subscribers had promoted and 1)Ullt. The petition charges that the men named, by acting as buyers and seller violated their obligations to the stock holders ot the 'Frisco and are therefore personally llablo to tho stockholders for tho losses suffered by the 'Frisco. Nllcs Is not privileged to file suit agalnsl'tho Individuate named without the consent of the court, an the 'Frisco now Is In receivership. Before filing the petition, Nlles ob tained a transcript ot the testimony taken here five weeks ago before Inter state Commerce Commissioner Clark, who investigated the 'Frisco receivership at tho. direction ct congress.. I'rlce of BrownsTllle Too UlRb. Mr'Nlles fn his 'petition gives consid erable attention to tha aalo ot the SU Louis. lirolfWWHe- and Mclco to the Frisco. , , j Al'th'tl f tha sal ot,thl road, Nile charge. -YoakURj .was Chairman ot the Frisco boftW'ot "directors; Campbell was.-vred president of Uio Frisco and Wist. Mawl& and Blxby were directors and. that It was through their Influence ovfcr otlier, directors and for the purpose of furthering their prlvato schemes they caused the Frisco to buy the Browns ville at a price greatly In excess of its value lie also cites the sale of the Jsew Iberia & Northern railroad In Louisiana to the Frisco, a sale which he charges netted Blxby. West and Yoakum a profit ot JMO.OOO. The additional charge is made that certain directors of the Frisco mad? $700,000 by promoting, building and sell ing to the Frisco the St. Louis, Okla homa &. Southern. He says Frisco properties were sold below par, Incurring Indebtedness for which the road Is liable. This Indebt edness with the syndicate profits, he charges, aggregate JW.000,000 and was In curred In a careless manner and there fore tho directors responsible havo be come personally liable to the Frisco for al resultant losses. Coilnaton In Receivership. Nlles charged that tho bill of com plaint, which resulted in the appoint ment of receivers, was filed colluslvely and without the knowledge and consent of stockholders and bondholders. Tho (Continued on Fage Two. The Weather Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday: For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair, not much change In temperature. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. Hours. ueg. S a. m IS 6 a. m 23 7 a. m 2S 8 a. m 29 9 a, m 32 10 a. m 34 11 a. m... 40 12 m 43 1 p, m 4S 2 p. m 49 4 p. m 47 r, p. m 43 C p. m.. 41 7 p, m 39 8 p. m 39 ComnuratlTe Local Record. 1913. 1912. 1911. 1910. Highest yesterday 48 61 42 Lowest yesterday 2S 14 SO 19 Mean temperature 38 S3 36 24 Precipitation W .00 .M T Temperature ana precipitation uepan ures from the normal' at Omaha since March 1. and compared with the last two vsars: 'Normal temperature ,....30 Excess fbr the day....... ,. 8 Total excess since March 1 810 Normal precipitation 03 Inch Deficiency for the day 03 Inch Total rainfall since March 1. .53.62 Inches Deficiency since March 1 6.08 Inches Deficiency, cor. period, 1912.. 3.69 Inches Deficiency, cor. period, 1911.. 15.09 Inches Ileports front Stations at 7 I. M. Temp. High- Rain- Stations. 7 p.m. est fall Cheyenne, clear , 23 34 .00 Davenport, celar 38( 46 .00 Denver, clear' 26 38 .00 Des Morses, clear 96 48 .00 Dodge City, clear 36 46 .00 Lander, clear 14 26 .00 North Platte, clear 30 42 .00 Omaha, clear 39 48 .00 Pueblo, clear 23 34 .00 Omaha, clear 39 ' 48 .00 Pueblo, clear 23 34 .00 Itaptd City, clear 38 M .00 Halt Lake City, clear.... 34 40 .00 Santa Fe. clear 34 40 .00 Sheridan, clear 32 SC .00 Roux flty. clear ...i 42 la .u Valentine, clear 34 U .00 T Indicates trace of precipitation. A A. WELSH. Local Forecaster. RUN ON THEJITY NATIONAL Big Sank Signalled for Slight Attack as Result of Rumor. ALL DEMANDS PROMPTLY MET Fnnds Promptly ForthcomlnR anil Official! of Clearing- llonse Association Say Bank la Perfectly Solvent. Before the City National bhnk ot Omaha open Its doors at 10 o'clock today for business the Omaha Clearing House association will have met and Issue a statement to tho effect that the condition of tho bank's reserve doca not Justify any apprehension that It will be unable to meet ail obligations to depositors. A rumor, started Saturday, resulted in a "run" on the bank yosterady, a sit uation aggravated by a publication In a local sensational paper in the early afternoon, and has resulted In the with drawal altogether of approximately XXft, 000 according to the president, J. F. Flack. Air. Flack said "As far as we were able to trace the origin of this rumor we found that two newsboy, crying the the bank had failed, were the cause of It." Another report ot tho origin ot tho scare was .that a man who had been on a protacted spree, but who had written several check and was "being robbed," had been told by an official that he-could have no more that day, and that ho went 'forth to spread the news that tho bank could not pay. No Dinner of.Fnllure. President Flack said last night tho bank's rcservo fund was about $700,000. and' that nearly IflOO.COO is still on hand, for many patrons, uninfluenced by the "run" continued to make deposits. There is no danger that tho bank will fall." said he. - The condition of the bank was dis cussed at the meeting of tho bankers and a statement Iraued, aftr a conference with the bank examiner who was In the city, ' in which tho public was advised that there was no cause for alarm. Tho paying teller's window was kept onen 10 minutes after closing time yes terday and a public announcement was miido assuring the depositors that me banlc would keep Its regular hours and that they would "get their money." Condition of Hunk. Tho condition of tho City National bank of Omaha on October SL at tho date of tho last call from the comptroller of the currency was: RESOURCE8. Loans, and discounts 2,286.734.23 Bonds and-securities.. 53.S30.S9 U. S. bonds to serureclrculatlon 203,613. i5 Furniture, fixtures vaults, eto 64.S24.lt Overdraft . Cash and sight exenange. ....... i,My,iM,i Total .'. '. H.2.70t.'63 LIABILITIES. , 600.000.00 CanKol BurplUS ........'... 104.T37.W Jicscrveo to pay Taxes ana in- tercst' on deposits.......... 3,6R1.05 Circulation ...,,.. 19&.0,0e uepoHis .....i. Bills discounted:.. .'... S98.000.00 Total .'. $l,2S9,70l.$ The- officers: ot the bank are: John: V. FlaekV president! 'John F. Hecox,' vlco president: W. D. Moore, cashier; J. D,. Utendorftr, assistant cashier. Two Hundred Forty-One-Killed by Autos; Thirty-Nine Arrests NEW YORK, Dec S.-Colncldcnt with the holding of an International Expo sition of Safety this week. New York Is aroused by the frequency of the so called automobile killings. So many chlW dren havo been victims that a number of women representing various organi zations have appointed a committee to call upon Mayor Adolph Kllno and to petition for the establishment of a bureau for the prevention of further speeding and reckless driving. , The society for political study, of which Miss Edith Relffert is chairman, has also called a public mass meeting which will probably be held in Cooper union next Monday evening at which the situ ation will be discussed. There have been 241 deaths In this city from automobile accidents the last eleven months, in connection with which thrro havo been only thirty-nine arrests, with no Indictments and no licenses revoked, according to a speaker- at yesterday's meeting of the society for political study. Two "Heiresses Are Overcome by Fumes COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 9. Mrs. L U. Hart, aged 71 years, was found dead to day In her home in Worthlngton, a suburb, and her two granddaughters. Misses Barbara and Rachel Hart, are in a dying condition as a result of being overcomo by gas fumes. Mrs. I Hart and the two young women were left a legacy of K,C00 by tho late United States Sen ator J. F. Fair of Nevada, who was an uncle of the two young women." Tho Misses Hart had recently returned from California, where they visited relatives. Dedication of New Law Building LINCOLN, Dec. . The recently com plete law college building of the Uni versity of Nebraska was dedicated here today by Prof. Roscoe Pound of Harvard university acd Prof. George Costlgan, Jr., of Northwestern university. That publio confidence in the law's Justice was essential in the new era of law was the theme ot Dr. Pound's dedication address. FATHER OF HANS SCHMIDT ON WAYJ0 NEW YORK NEW YORK, Dec. 9.-The aged father and the sister of Hans Schmidt, con fessed slayer ot Anna Aumuller, are on their way. from Germany to New York to save Schmidt from the electric chair if possible. They will offer testimony that he has been Insane for years. The announcement to this effect was made by Schmidt's attorney ct the opening to day of the second day or Schmidt's trial. The lawyer said the two were expected .here Thursday A jury was chosen today. "SI ..3, i urn- JSfcOTSKSi. 4.0 mm -v.vjv WHO tell LOVER Jury Refuses to Convict Sebaitiano Sortino for Shooting Santo Deluoca, CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER Young Woman Alleges Dead Man Betrayed Her and Laughed. DELUCCA FATHER OF HER BABY Jurors Decline to Send Young Parent to Penitentiary. SHE TELLS STORY ON STAND Defendant Testifies that She. Does Not Hemeniber FlrfhK Shots Which Cnnnnl the Dentil of Delncca. Sebastlano Sortino, the 21-year-old mother tried in Judge Sutton's district court on a chargo of killing Santo Do- lucctf, who. according to the defense, "be trayed her and laughed," was acquitted. yesterday afternoon. The Jury was out fifty-five minutes. The girl took the witness stand in her own defenso in the morning session ot court and tcstiflod that she remembered nothing that happened, the night of March 13 after she met Dclucca. at Tontli and Dodge streets and he refused her request that ho marry her. Bho said that she had bought a revolver about a month before and intended to kill herself. Woman suffragist asked Attorney Jef fcrls for the defense to tell the Jury that women are held Irresponsible by men so far as tho making of laws or concerned, but that when tho law Is broken both sexes are equally hold accountable and that this vlowpolnt Is wrong. Mr. Jof feris In effect tgld the Jury this and It was said to be the first tlmo in the legal history of Nebraska that women's rights havo entered into tho trial of a criminal case. Many Women Present. Half a dozen women representing va rlous clubs sought to Impress this, view of tho case upon County . Attorney Mag ncy, who Is prosecuting. MJbs' Bortlno. There were a number of women among tho crowd which filled the fcourt room, tho largest in the new county; building. Women crowded about Miss Bdrtlno as she sat holding her 4-monthB-old baby, girl on her lap and surrounded by lior relatives. Tho visitors expressed their sympathy for the -young mother and petted the baby, this always bringing a proud' smile, tq t)e mother's, faco. A, mlddloiflged man standlpg on the cast side of the court room appeared vnoro affected by Attorney Jetor' deac'rlptlpn. or tho surrering ana anguisn wmcn me young ' Italian fcirl had experienced and which, ho asserted, had unbalanced her mind, than the women in tho courtroom, but handkerchiefs were In generaf uso, Mrs. Klla Olbbons, matron at the po lice station, told of the girl's despair Immediately after the shooting. Mrs. Gibbons testified that tho young woman ate ho food for three days ami that she Scratched herself arid tore her hair. When Miss 8ortlno went to the stand she broke down completely and wept with her face burled in her baby's clothes. The Infant broke Into loud wall ing and an adjournment of court was take.n while the young mother gave It nourishment. The defendant gave her testimony In a composed manner when she returned to the stand. "I was always a good girl." she said, through an. interpreter, "I knew Santo Delucca when wo were home In Italy. After we came here he promised to marry me, and this waa befoae I started to love him. Ho told me to come to Bee his sister, and then he took me to River viow park, where the wild animals are. Cannot Ileraeniber. "I bought the revolver about a month before the trouble. The dsy beforo he went past my home and made fun of me. Then I remember taking the revolver from my bed and going out. I met htm and asked him to marry me. Ho said ho would not. That is all I remember." All the witnesses, Including those for the prosecution, testified that the girl did not appear to be In her right mind beforo and after the shooting, and this fact -was dwelt upon by counsel for the defense, "It Is true that the laws and civilization must bo protected," said Attorney Jof' feris, "but we are not determining the future course ot civilization in this case. We are deciding the fate of this girl and her baby. It would be a greater wrong to society should she be sent to the peni tentiary for an act for which she was not mentally responsible, than If the man tle of charity were drawn over this oc currence. She and every other person In like circumstances Is entitled to the bene fit of a reasonable doubt as to wether she had a reasoning mind at the time ot this unfortunate affair. Unless you can say to a moral certainty that she had a sane mind, you Jurors, as fair men, must not convict her. Different In Italy. "Customs and manners are different under the warm sun of Italy from what thay are here. Under our civilization, which has been lauded here to you, a girl may be ruined and the law may say, 'Do this, that or the other thing,' and the guilty man goes free. Allowance -should be made for the different viewpoint." County Attorney Magney's argument to the Jury was a protest against the allow. Ing of sympathy to Influence the decision of its members. "The law must be up held," he said, "and judge and Jury must do their duty. It la not pleasant, but it must be done." Jury Which Heard Evidence. The following men composed the jury which heard the evidence la the trial: Frank Mokry. 223 South Eleventh. Lee 8laven, 916 Hickory. W. R. Taylor, 610G North Twenty-fourth. D. W. Jones. 4533 Burdette. John K. Hlmoe, 2014 Kamam. J. Carter, 808 North Seventeenth. John K Rogers; m North Twelfth, South Omaha. A. Llndbald, 45U North Thirty-eighth. D A Darnell. SK Taylor. It. Thorpe, 2314 North Twenty-seventh. John Helttz, 2U4 South Thirtieth. , R. W. Ugh, South Twtaty-elghth. (PAHDCfH ME BUT ' A I ' K IT IS NOT IK THE ,M '' WL I j PLATFORM MM & V.!!'!' ?jIL l' Drawn for Tho Bee by PowelL DR, BRANTLEYNOW ON TRIAL Alleged Misuser of Mails Facing Suit in Federal Court ADMITS SWINDLING BUSINESS Connsrl for the Defense, Corrobo rates Chnre Aenlnat Concern, bnt Pleads Accnseil AVnsN Only an ISmploye. ' "Wo-"aTresnow-making- ouf-usuar- 'set' awhyv -tlt,jk, .now '3 o'clock'; and If. they leave us alone until 4 o'clock, every thing will be all right, Tha newspapers are beginning to raise h 1, and there is no use (n staying here longer." This Is the substnnco of a letter, al leged to have been written by tho de fendant to a friend, that the prosecution win introduce as a chlof exhibit In tho caso against Dr. K. D, Drahtley, whoso trial beforo Judge Pago Morris of Du- luth in the United States district court has begun. United States Attorney P. 8. Howell will undertake to show that the letter was written by Drantley shortly beforo ho left Omaha May 4. Dr. Drantley, for three terms a mem ber of the Tcnncssco stato legislature, a graduato of tho medical school at Van derbtlt university and. a practicing physi cian at Memphis, Is facing tho peniten tiary because of his connection with tho Eloctro-Oxygen company, which had offices in tho Fidollty.Caaualty building here last spring and which was headed by X. W. Wlttman, who, with Mrs. Wlttman, also, is under federal Indict ment Admit It Was Swindle. According to the admission in court ot Arthur P. 'Mullen, counsel for Drantley, tha Electro-Oxygen company was a swindling concern. The contention ot the defense will bo that, although pa tients, lured by. "promising" advertise ments In dally newspapers ot Omaha, were defrauded, Drantley cannot bo held liable, because he was only an employo of Wlttman. That Drantley was en gaged on a salary is admitted by the prosecution. It Is contended, however, that his guilt Is equal, Inasmuch as he knew, It Is alleged, the nature of the business, and had been associated with Wlttman In similar enterprises In other cities. i This Is the second trial that Drantley has faced. He was several moijths ago brought up for a preliminary hearing be fore a United States commissioner at Memphis, but was discharged because the evidence against him was held in sufficient. It was not until ho had been Indicted by the federal grand Jury here that he could be brought to Omaha for trial. Wlttman. went from here to Colorado Springs. He waa arrested there and gave bonds to assure his appearance for trial here. Some time ago clothes, Iden tified as belonging to Wlttman, were- found on the banks of the Hudson river, New York; this fact tending to give the Impression that the fugitive had drowned. Federal authorities beleve that he Is alive. Sirs. Wlttman, at liberty under 15,000 bonds, came from Louisville, Ky., sev eral weeks ago. It is probable that the case against her will not be prosecuted. Mansion and Art Treasures Burned PITTSBURGH, Pa., Bac. 9.-Plve stu dents narrowly escaped death and a prop erty loss of 5,000 attended the destruc tion by fire here today of the resi dence of the late Captain Samuel Brown. The Brown mansion was one of the show places of the Monongahela valley. The house has been occupied by Mr. and Mrs. James Ward sine It was raised ten years ago from tha valley to a bluff 190 feet above and was filled with pictures and bric-a-brac. These, too, were destroyed, bringing the loss to about f2S,0uX y The Picture on the Screen All Petitions for Pardon of Woman Murderer Burned HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. O.-Faster than the clerks In tho executive offices at the slate capltol can open them como petitions to Governor Simeon 15. Baldwin, asking for clemency for Mrs. Bessie J Wakefield, sentenced to b hanged for tho, murder ot sr husband, Thp.-corro-spnndenco goes iuto the walq Iuskct aV fast? "as opene'd, but overflowing wasle boikot's sent to tiie "Ixilier room barely keep pace with tho Incoming mail sacks. Six thousand petitions from Louisville, came by express yesterday, while from points widely scattered throughout the west havo come newspapers, clippings, lists of names and letters giving per sonal opinions ot tho law or ot tho sen tence. Hero and there Is a request that tho law he permitted to takn Its course. A now feature Is tho mailing In ot pho tographs ot children. . One photograph had written across It "The mother of the children Is praying for the life of mother of the Wakefield babies." Many letters come by registered mall, but everything goes Into the wastebasket Up to dato more than SG.COO letters and petitions havo been received. Tho Wakefield caso has not come to tho attention ot tho governor or the board of pardons. Counsel for the woman will first ask the supreme court for a now trial. Thaw's Mental Status to Be Found by Federal Oours CONCOBD, N. II;, Dec. 9.Judge Edgar Aldiich ruled today that tho mentol con dition of Harry IC. Thaw must be de termined In the federal courts. Tho court's announcement was made at tho hearing of Thaw's petition to be admitted to ball. "Tho constitutional questions Involved In this case," added Judge Aldrlch, "are of such Importance that I shall not pass uu them myself, but shall forward thorn as promptly as possible to the supreme Uourt of the United States." The constitutional questions aro con cerned with Thaw's extradition, his status in New York and his status in New Hampshire. The National" Capital Turscliir, December O, 101. 'I. The Henate, Mot at 10 a. m. DlsouMied legislation for machinery for direct election of senators, but did not vote on it. Senator Nelson resumed his speech of yeitcrday In the currency bill debate. Inquiry Into the renomlnatton of Henry M. Pindell for ambassador to nussla re newed. The House., Met at noon. Ixbby committee presented Its report of Investigation ot the Mulhsll charges. Representative McDonald proposed res. olutlons for the punishment of officers of the National Association of Manufactur ers and possible expulsion of Representa tive McDermott. Interstate Commerce commission unani mously recommended a year's salary to tho widow of the late Lieutenant Colonel Oalllard. Military affairs committee reported In favor of an aviation corps of sixty of. fleers and SSO enlisted men. Cantor, or New York, advocated ellml natoln of a literacy test from the Immi gration bill. First ot trust legislation before ju diciary committee was devoted to brief argument on Representative Morgan's bill for an Interstate Corporation commission. Naval committee reported In favor of a four-year term for the commandment of the marine corps. Ways and means committee chose Rep resentative Qoldfogle of New York for the rules committee and Representative a ray of Indiana for naval affairs. Peters of Massachusetts Introduced a bill for government tests of Inventions for hplstlng and lowering life boat at sea. f I I WARNS FARMERS' CONGRESS 0'Dell Urges Stand for More Gener ous Rural Credits. CRITICISM FOR INVESTIGATORS Takes Isane-vrlth Men Who 'Say that the Korelarn HystewiB Are Not Raltnhle for This Cawntry.- 1 Tha first meeting of the fourfdays' ses sion of llit NebrashAV Farmers' congress yesterday tafternooh started a little f Usa when the Subject ot rural crcdljs was dis cussed. Gordon Jones of Depven vice chairman ot the American commission for the Investigation of European credits made a long speech In which ho rsvelwed the Europeim systems of farmers co operative hanking houses and declared them Impractical for America. He sug gested that the country banks of America take care 'of all the needs if their patrons. Sir Horace Plunkett. the Irish landlbrd, who has gigantic holdings In America. many of which are In real estate In Omaha, quite agreed with Jones that the European system was Impractical for America. Frank O, O'Dell took 'the floor and darned tho fanners to bewuro of a sys tern of rural credits and recommended by a committee of bankers. "No wonder tho hsnksrn aro Interested In you," he said, "when they hnve loaned you 75 cents on every dollar you produce in a year. T do mf. believe .the farmers can safely aocept' a proposition for the relief ot their suffering, when that proposition Is de vised fpr them by those who have been the bepeflclarles of the system under which they havo suffered." Criticises Commission, Mr. O'Dell complained ot the American commission that went to Europe to look Jnto the system of rural rredlts there. He said Its members were mostly bankers Instead of farmers, "There were sixty six that went thero as a commission," he said. "Many of them were stenographers, teachers, preachers and others that wanted to learn something In Europe that would help them to make a living when the got back home. And out of that bunch I find thlrty-threo were bankers .and men representing large financial Institutions. Besides that a large pr cent of the pseudo. farmers who went were In reality men Interested In banking or financial institutions In ad dition to their arms." Mr.. O'Dell told the farmers they must either do their own thinking on the mat ter or rural credits or let- the bankers' do It for them. ' Visitors Welcomed. Acting Mayor Dan Butler welcomed the Farmers' congress In a brief address, In the. absence of Mayor Dahlman, W. F Raxter In behalf of the Commercial club .'also welcomed tha guests to the city Preslde.it Oeorge Coupland then delivered a brief address In which he predicted that during the session fire would bo struck when flint and steel should come together. Less than an hour later his prediction came true durfng the discus sion of rural credits, The subject of rural credits will be. again taken up later in the sessions. It Is likely that some recommendations In regard to farmers' co-operative credit systems will be made In the resolutions that will be presented at the close ot the sessions Friday. Nearly SCO farmers had arrived beforn evening of the (Irst day, and all at tended the first sessions. Larger dele gations, are expected to arrive Wednes day morning. Old Man Sent to Penitentiary. STURaiS S. D., Dec. .-(Speclal Tele gram.) Edward R. dalllgan of Fatrpolut was sentenced this morning by Judgt Rice in circuit court here to seven years, six months in the stato penitentiary. Galllgan is about 79 years old and pleaded guilty, to aa ugly -charge : , 'ftcll JUDGE ORDERS JURY TO DISMISS THE CASE AG1STJR, CRAIG Court Holds State Did Not Sustain Charge He Murdered Helene Khabe. FOLLOWS MOTION BY DEFENSE Those Watching Frogress of Trial Are Not Surprised. WOMEN BELIEVED MURDERED Prosecutoin Fails to Connect Vcteri- jiarian with Crime. VICTIM A PROMINENT DOCTOR Bill Amlnst Alonso M. Kagsdalei Indicted Tilth Other. Nolle Prossed In Indlnnnpolla Conrt. " " RHELDTVILLE, Ind., Dec. J.-Judgo Alonso Dtalr today instructed the Jury to dismiss the esse against Dr. William II. Craig, charged with the murder ot Dr. Hdtene Knabo at Indianapolis October S3, UU, The motion to dismiss the case waa made by Attorney Henry Spain for th defendant yesterday when tho state con cluded its evidence. The sudden termination, ot tha css was not unexpected by those who haro watched the progress of the trial. It waa the general opinion that the state failed to make a strong casq against Dr. Craltf. who Is dean of the Indiana Veterinary college at Indianapolis. Mf. Spaan In his argument to dlsmls the case said he believed Dr. Knabo waa murdered, but said "It Is a far cry that Dr. Knabe was murdered to the- proposi tion that Craig did It," ho declared that tho state had failed to connect Dr. Crsli? with the crime and also had felled to establish any motive for it. Attorneys for ,th state argued that their evi dence was sufficient to convict, but they were overrruled by Judgo Blair. Prominent Woman Doctor. Dr. Ileleno Knabe was one of the most prominent women doctors In the state and at one time ws connected with tho State Board of Health. She was found dead in her apartment in Indianapolis on the morning of October U, 1911, by her office girl, Miss Katherlne McPherson, Tho police, after a long investigation, re ported that Dr. Knabe committed suicide. Coroner Durham of Marion county con ducted an independent investigation tor mora than a year. Two grand Juries considered the case, but made no report. State's Cnntrntlon Overruled. WemfUBt ,lHda,la)4ls lwoawo inter ested and employed a TprtTettr"Wtetttve to .gather .evhtetiee. It. was ty t)io de tectives 'report that the. third grand Jurv which had poniMered the case, returned Indictments December. 18. 19U, against Dr. Craig and A. M. ftagsdale, an Un dertaker and administrator ot the Knabu estate, ItagBdalo was indicted aa an ac cessory, after the tact. Grand Duke Boris , . Settles Libel Suit With Frank Munsey LONDON, Dec. 9.-A libel suit brought by tho Grand Duke Boris of Russia against tho Frank A. Munssy company was settled out of court, but tho grand duke will appear on the witness stand on December 18 and give evidence to clcsr his character. Tho csso arose out of an article de scribing the grand dulce'a career In Manchuria during the nussoJapane war and his relations with Oenerul Kui opatkln, the Russian commander-in-chief. Frederick E. Smith, a prominent union ist politician, acting as counsel for tho grand duke, asked the judge .to set a day for the grand duke to testify. He said the case would have Involved the calling of an Immense number of witnesses. In order 'to avoid this the parties had dis cussed the matter out ot court and had reached a settlement. Henry B. Puke, counsel for the de fendant company, will make a state ment and tho grand duke -will go on tha stand on the date set when the terms of settlement also will bo announced. Woman's Emancipation Woman's work, 1b never done so It la said. , But one has only to look about to observe to what a great extent woman's work lias been reduced by later-day methods of bouse-keeplng. For up-and-dolng women drudgery has been turned Into pleasant occupation by tho magic hand of progress. Take, for example, the kit chen, that department of every home which is conceded to fur nish the lion's share of dis agreeable work for woman. Compare the kitchen of today with that of yesterday. Think of the many, many improve ments devised to lessen and make more interesting woman's work. Likewise, in every other de partment of the house. Pro gress Is simplifying and mak ing woman's work less burden some. And yet, many women are so absorbed in their tasks that they pay little attention to the persistent and enlightening Tolce ot newspaper -Rdvertls-log. The Bee is a faithful and true friend to all who wish to profit. Manufacturers and re tailers are constantly telling how to eliminate drudgery from Housekeeping.