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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, June 28, 1909, Image 1

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Royal Baling Powder
WOMAN'S GEMS 1
FGUNDJ PAWN
Robbery PossiMe Motive for
Murder of Mrs. Woodill.
LETTER TELLS OF TRAGEDY
Uttolve Written to His Wife by "Lame
•ob" Eastman, the 8uspected Slayer
•fid Suicide, Declares the Crime
Was Committed in His Bungalow by
a Drunken Woman in a Fit of Jeal
ous Rage.
St. Michaels, Md,
Jmm
But robbery as a possible motive lor
the crime now has been advanced.
Word comes from Baltimore that a
man answering the description of
Eastman in every detail pawned in
that city on Tuesday last two diamond
rings and a diamond brooch valued at
about $R00. Diamond rings, a dia
mond brooch and a diamond set brace
let worn by Mrs. Woodill when she
last was seen alive with Eastman
never have been accounted for.
It if. likely that the Jewelry will be
sent here for Identification. If It
proves to be that of Mrs. Woodill, as
now ia believed, an entirely new light
will be shed on the strange tragedy.
Eastman went to Baltimore on Tues
day and mailed from there a letter
written by Mrs. Woodill several days
previously to her Bister at McDanlel.
Eastman's story of the crime, which
he declared wag committed by a
drunken woman In a fit of Jealous
rage, is so circumstantial and seems
in a way so much like the sincere dec
larations of a man about to take his
own life, however, that Foreman Rad
cliffe of the coroner's Jury, which is
Inquiring into the death of Mrs. Wood
ill, is convinced of its truth and is
endeavoring to induce the authorities
to obtain the service of expert detec
tives to work upon the case.
HIS IDENTITY ESTABLISHED
Man Who Killed Mrs. Woodili Was
"Lame Bob" Eastman.
St. Michaels, Aid., June 28.—With
out ceremony and in the quietest and
most unostentatious manner possible
the body of Robert E. Eastman—
"Lame Hob"—the New York stock
broker and the man who murdered
pretty May Edith Thompson Woodill
and then committed suicide, was bur
led at the expense of Talbot county.
That the dead man, whose sensa
tional taking of his own life, was
really "Lame Bob" Eastman, the fugi
tive Now York broker, is now estab
lished beyond all question of a doubt,
for the body was positively identified
by I^ouis II Pedler, a member of the
art department of one of the Wash
ington newspapers, who came down
here to develop the story. Pedler ia
a cousin of Vlnnie Bradcombe, the
New York actress, who, it turns out,
la the wife of Eastman and to whom
he addressed the letter In which ho
charged that a woman had killed Mrs.
Woodill. Pedler had known Eastman
weU Mi New York and Uiere was ao
Baking
Powder
tt.—With
the making public of the full text of
"Lame Bob" Kastman's version of the
death of Fhth May Woodill, as re
lated in the letter he sought to nuiil
to Vlnnie llrudcoinbe, his wife, has
added a sew Interpretation to the
tragedy of the lonely bungalow on the
shore* of one of the maze of tidal
streams that put In here from the
Chesapeake bay.
Ibsolutely Pure
The Only Baking Powder
made from
Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
—made from Grape*—
lias
not its
counterpart
home or abroad. Its qualities, which make the
food nutritious and healthful, are peculiar to itself
and are not constituent in other leavening agents.
at
The at thf i it'es are working on the
ase nud t!.- re is promise of some
ew developments.
Eastman's Story of the Murder.
The full text of the letter found on
Ea*t man and addressed to Vinnie
Brii'leontb", hia
wile,
giving his cir­
cumstantial version of the killing of
Mrs. Woodill by another woman, has
been made public. Eastman claims
the murder was committed in the
bungalow instead of in a launch. The
part ot the letter referring to the
tragedy follows:
"Little girl, I had no hand in the
tragedy Was there and removed the
evidence after the other two couples
fled. I did this for self-preservation
and am haunted. The victim was my
particular friend and we were well
mated. Have only known three
weeks. We all, that is, two men and
two other women from Annapolis,
went to the bungalow for a time.
Every one got full excepting Edith
and myself. Edith tried to win one
of the girls' fellows while lying on
the bed with him and was hit three
times on the side of the head with a
full bottle of champagne and the fel
low hit once. She fell over on the
floor and died. The man did not come
to for an hour. 1 was left with the
corpse
and cannot take a chance for
a trial. Life to me is very bitter and
I will pull down the shades and say
goodbye."
EARLY LIFE OF MRS. WOOWLL
Was Adopted in Minneapolis Nineteen
Years Ago.
Minneapolis, June 2S.—An unusual
story of tragedy in child life Is brought
to light in the circumstances sur
rounding the early days of Edith Msy
Thompson Woodill.
Mrs Woodill was the daughter ol
Zatella Witz, who, about nineteen
years ago, was a resident of Mlnno
apolis. The daughter, who was first
named Anna Pearl Witz, was born in
Ceuz Creek, Wash., her father being
Matthew Witz, a miner. A few weeki
after hor birth her father was mur
dered as the result ot a quarrel In the
camp. Mrs. Witz came to Minneap
oils, where she met Albert Right, a
farmer living near Elk Hiver, Minn.,
and was married to him. The Rights
were unable to properly care
It,.-
the
child. Accordingly Pearl was adopt
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Thomp
son
TROOPS MAY BE CALLED OUT
La Crosse Police Unable to Cantrol
Riotous Mobs.
La Crosse, Wis., Juue 28.—Sheriff
Edwards and Mayor Sorenson are con
ferrlng with Governor Davidson rela
tive to ordering out the state militia
to quell the street car striking rioters
No definite decision has yet been
reached.
No cars are running on the North
Side. The street car tracks are filled
with ties and rubbish and conductor:
and motormen have been taken from
the cars by the mobs.
The local police appear to be unabl
to cope with the situation, wJliolh
Seems to be growing worse.
WILL RETURN IN NOVtHBtn
Mrs. Roosevelt and Children Sail for
Europe.
New York, June 28.—Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt, wife of the ex-presldent,
sailed for Europe on the steamer Cre
tle with her daughter Ethel and her
two sons, Qucntin and Archie. The
flrrt month of the trip will be passed
with Mrs. Roosevelt's sister, Miss
Carew. In the iatter's villa near Rome.
The remainder of the stay abroad will
be spent in a tour of France, designed
especially for Miss Ethel's benefit.
Mrs. Itoopevelt plans to return to th'i
United States with the three children
In November.
IS BUND, DUMB
AND SENSELESS
Justice Too Lenient, Says
Senator Stone.
PRODS HARVESTER TRUST
Mlasourian Speaks in Favor of Putting
Agricultural Implements on the Free
List and In So Doing Outlines Testi
mony Taken by the Attorney Gen
eral of His State in Prosecuting the
International Company.
Washington, June 28.—When the
consideration of the tariff bill was re
sumed in the senate the pending que:
tion was the amendment offered by
Senator Bacon placing agricultural im
plements on the free list. Senatm
Stone of Missouri Immediately took
the floor to continue the speech in
which he had outlined the testimony
taken by the attorney general of Mis
souri in prosecuting the International
Harvester company as a trust. Sen
ator Stone asserted that a number ot
companies had been merged to consti
tute this trust declared that it was
conducting 85 per cent of the busi
ness of supplying agricultural imple
ments and contended that it was a
trust and monojioly notwithstanding
the denial of Senator AldrU h. Soon
after Mr. Stone began his speech lie
was Interrupted by Senator Davis of
Arkansas with a statement that the
company had been driven out of Ar
kansas by legal proceedings under the
state anti trust law.
Mr. Stone read a statement from
Attorney General Major saying that in
testimony recently given in New York
by George W. Perkins of the firm of
J. 1*. Morgan & Co., in the Missouri
ouster proceedings, Mr. Perkins had
admitted that through him Morgan &
Co. controlled the entire business ot
the company.
So satisfied had Mr. Major
lessen
as far as
possible Its power of extortion."
By a vote of 26 to 45 Senator Ba
con's amendment placing agricultural
implements on the free list was re
jected and the paragraph as reported
by the finance committee was agreed
to.
will ABIDE BY DECISION
Neither Mr. or Mrs. Gould Likely to
Take an Appeal.
New York, June 28.—It is not be
lleved that any appeal will be taken
either by Mrs. Howard Gould or her
husband from the decision of Justice
Dowling granting Mrs. Gould the sep
aration for which she sued and $36,
000 a year alimony.
Mrs. Gould, who has expressed her
gratification over the verdict of the
court, will soon leave New York for
her farm at Lynchburg, Va. While it
is possible for either Mr. or Mrs.
Gould to bring an action for divorce
counsel for Mrs. Gould evidently re
gards this as improbable for the pres
ent, at least, after Justice Dowling's
disposition of the charges made by
Mr. Gould against his wife.
In the belief that the case is ended
Mr. Shearn, counsel for Mrs. Oould,
will sail for Europe In a short time.
Urges Roosevelt for 1912.
Peoria, III., June 28.—The Peoria
Journal (Democratic) prints an edi
toriai urging the candidacy of Theo
dore Roosevelt for president In 1912
It demands his re-election on the
grounds that he only can fore* ft
downward revision of the tarUL
MADISON, SOI'TH DAKOTA, MONDAY, JI NK 28. 1909
been
with the result of the Perkins testi
mony that he had decided to close his
case on July 12. Mr. Stone aUo quot
ed Mr. McCormick of the company
as
Confessing to the Consolidation
and saying that it had been made
necessary by the fierceness of com
petition. He read from a speech made
by a former senator from North Da
kota (evidently referring to Mr. Ilans
brough), who claimed that the Inter
national Harvester company had at
tempted to control the delegates who
were to elect his successor with the
object of defeating him because he
had introduced a resolution in the
senate to investigate that corporation.
"If they were after his scalp," con
tinued Mr. Stone, "they got it. It Is
dangling at the monopoly's belt."
"The department of justice Is asleep
or blind." continued Mr. Stone, in re
ferring to the failure of the attorney
general to prosecute the International
Harvester company for violation of
the Sherman anti trust law. "This Is
a case in which Justice is too blind—
blind and dumb and senseless. Ar
kansas, Kansas, Missouri and other
states have proceeded against them.
The department of justice fits with
palsied hands, but the United State
senate at least should take notice of
this great criminal corporation and
open its doors to the world so as to
mitigate as far as possible the evils
it has croated and to
PERSIAN CAPITAL IN
0ANG£R0F ATTACK
Russian Troops Hurrying to
Assist the Shah.
Teheran, June 28.—III response to
an urgent summons from Colonel
Llakhoff, the Russian commander ot
the shah's military forces, Russian re
inforcements are hastening toward
the capital from Northern Persia, as
SHAH OF PfeHSIA.
the city is believed to be In imminent
danger of attack from the revolution
ists.
The city is fairly well fortified, but
the defending force is wholly inade
quate to cope with the revolutionary
army. Colonel Liakhoff's force of
Cossacks constitutes the chief reli
ance of the shah, as his own soldiers
are not only inefficient, but also unre
liable, and it Is believed they will de
sert to the revolutionists at the first
sign of danger.
For several weeks the revolutionists
have been slowly creeping nearer the
WOOD PULP GOES
ON THE FREE LIST
Schedule. However, Contains
Proviso tor Collecting Duty.
Washington, June 28.—The entire
wood pulp and print paper schedules
were agreed to by the senate with
amendments as proposed by Senator
Brown.
The wood pulp provision provides
for the free admission of mechanically
ground pulp, but it Is provided that if
the president finds that the United
States Is being unduly discriminated
against by the imposition of an export
charge on wood pulp or pulp wood or
printing paper, or that the exporta
tion of these articles to the United
States is being prohibited, a duty ot
one-twelfth of a cent per pound ia
provided for. On chemical wood pulp
there Is to be a duty of one-sixth of a
cent if unbleached aud one-fourth of a
cent if bleached and in case of dis
crimination the duty in each case is
to be doubled. An additional duty
equal to the rate imposed on print
paper valued at 3 cents a pound or
less is provided In case of discrimina
tion by another country against the
exportation of pulp wood or wood pulp
to the United States.
NEW LINK IN THE MYSTERY
Sudden Death of Chief Witness in
Chicago Case,
Chicago, June 28.—The sadden
death of Mrs. Cecelia Kenyon, sistei
of Agnes Barrett, proprietor of
THE
BEST
REMEDY
the
laoe shop where Ella Glngles,
the
Irish lacemaker, was employed in the
Wellington hotel, added a new link to
the chain of mysteries surroundinn
the case of Miss Gingles, who, while
under a charge of stealing lace from
Miss Barrett, was found bound ami
wounded in a hotel bathroom several
weeks ago. The charge of theft 1
now pending trial.
Mrs. Kenyon, who was chief witness
against Miss Gingles, died in a room
above Scholl's rondhouse under cir
cunistancos shrouded In mystery, the
threads of which the police are only
Just beginning to {tick up and 4NNW"
together Into a tangible clue.
ON THE CHARGE OF MURDER
South Dakotan Will Be Tried for
Death of Wife.
Tyndall, S. D., June 28.—As a rt
salt of the death of Mrs. Jesse Hen i
For Women Lydia F. Pink
ham'sVcgctabic Compound
u as passing through
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headaches, nervous
pi .st ration, and
hemorrhages.
Lydia E. Pink
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11 1
can do all mv
sework, and at
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in i jMist-oflice, and
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than 1 realty am.
"Lydia h. link-
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HOLLAND, Noah, Ky.
The Change of Life is themostcrltloal
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neglect of health at this time invites
disease and pain.
Womene very where should remember
that there is no other remedy known to
medicine that will sosuceessfullycarry
women through this trying period as
Lydia E. llnkham'a Vegetable Coin
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For 80 years it has been curing
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11 you ould like special iid vice
about your case write a eonlnlen
tlal letter to Mrs. i'Wikhani, at
Lynn, Mass, IIer advice is free,
and ikhvuyH licipi ul.
drhks at Running Water on Sunday,
Ma 30, th husband will be tried
upon the barg of murder.
It Is alleged that evidence will be
pteduced showing that tnere was a
druggie in h." room where the body
of the woman was found and the posl
tion and course of the bullet wound
will have an important plac«» la tie'
testimony.
The prisoner is In jail here. The
coroner's verdict was suicide.
Wiekersham Replies to Senate.
Washington. June 28.—Attorney
General Wiekersham Informed tie
senate that he had directed the Unit
ed States attorney for the district ot
Massachusetts to dismiss legal pro
ccidings brought against the New
York, New Haven and Hartford Rail
road company and the Boston and
Maine Railroad company for violation
of he Sherman anti-trust law. The
statement was in reply to a resolution
Introduced by Senator Culberson.
Escape From Insane Asylum.
Concord, N. H., June 28.—Joseph
Oouln of Dover, Implicated in the sen
national Rockingham Junction murder
thue years ago, and William Chap
nmn of Portsmouth over
[towered a
keeper at tbe New- Hampshire
$1000.00
state
hospital for the Insane, where the
were under observation, and made
their MOM"*
Given ioi any tabtfancc ia
juriou* to hr&lth found in food
te*uluag item the use of
Calumet
Baking
'owder
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Practical Electricians
—Keep on Hand—
Electrical Supplies
Wiring and other Elec
trical Work Done on short
Notice.
SHOP IN IftflAND BUILDING
THREE BIG DAYS
FOR MADISON, S.D.
JUNE 29,30 AND
Two Big Harness Events and a Running
Race Each Day. Som of the Best Horses
in the Northwest are entered in these Races.
Tuesday, June 29
3:00 Trot 2:17 Pace
Wednesday, June 30
2:45 Pace 2:20 Pace
Thursday, July 1
2:28 Trot 2:18 Trot
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