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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.
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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.
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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.

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