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THE HOUSTON POST
VOL. XXI—NO. 343.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1906.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
Printed in Texas
Eastern Texas—Light north
N" explanation can be found for Presl-
<J lit .Mitchell'* sudden trip to Pittsburg.
A number of witnesses from Houston
tir>tlfled In tho Patrick ease before Re-
The affairs of the Mutual Reserve Tnstir-
m •• company are being looked Into by the
urund Jury at New York.
Tl'e Jnrkson Trust anil Savings bank at
C hlcago wns subjected to a run as a re-
mit of the Creelman failure.
V i.riro aecused of criminal assault at-
tempted to escape and was shot to death
by a posse at Andalusia. Ala.
The municipal election at Philadelphia
showed none of the parties in control,
candidates from all of them being elected.
<'ommlssloner of < 'orporatlons Garfield
denied he promised the puckers Immunity,
lie promised only to protect their con-
Detective MeParland claims he has am-
ple evidence to convict the Western mine
officials for the murder of Governor
Hteunenberg of Idaho.
A Brooklyn woman threw her three chil-
dren Into the sea from a Fall Kiver
■tenmer and followed herself. She left
a nof» detailing the Incident.
A Chicago woman upset the court by
rushing In with the announcement that
l«he hud seen on the street her husband,
whom she buried thirteen years age.
, Demoornts are puzzled at the delay In
the rate legislation If the republicans are
A number of Texans ar«ued against
the law requiring the unloading of cattle
The senate discussed the amendments
to the pure food bill and will vote on
Germany Is still hopeful of an agree-
ment m the conference at Algezlras. »
Russia expects a real fight In attempt-
ing to crush a forcu of mutinous Cos-
The neutral delegates to Algezlras can
see nothing else than failure In the
France broke off private negotiations
with Germany and will put the Moroc-
can dispute up to the conference.
The scene of promised Hungarian dis-
orders will be In the country districts.
3'ho crown announced drastic policy.
The Temple National bank has arranged
for voluntary liquidation.
John 8. Withers was smothered to death
by cotton seed at Lockhnrt.
The bust of Henry Rosenberg is to be
unveiled at Galveston on March 2.
Frank Irah, living near Voth. Is mlss-
Uig and his friends fear font play.
N. C. Halrgrove, living near Tyler, va;
kicked by a mule and is in a bad way.
Tom Young, murderer of Alma Reese,
will probably be hunged some time in
W. It. Lockhart has been elected county
Judge by the commissioners of Galveston
Miss Sue Pinckney was one at the wit-
ftasftva In tho Roland Browne murder case
Tho testimony In the Plllard murder
CMe at Martin la all in and argument*
ara under way.
The attorney general la of the opinion
that It Unit essential for a candidate to
pay his poll tax. w
The synod of Texas has named repre-
sentatives to defend ita action In the case
of Rev. William Caidwell.
The Solidy company has definitely
Abandoned tr.c Orange county wildcat)
W-ll as beltTSc nonproductive.
Tho State Association of Bottlers is In
session at Waco. They are considering
a gas carbonizing plant for Texas, being
dlssatlafied with the treatment of the
l?ut two of ti e favorites failed to make
pood at the Clly Park.
There Is to be a meeting of Texas rac-
ing men at Houston today.
St. Valentine made a show of the Derby
( indUlate, Hallowmas, In the Crescent
K.ultke pat fonr of his mounts over at
Okland and finished second and third
*ith the other two.
The allegations of scandal at Los
Ang.'les ire defied by the men alleged
h.ive ln*en Implicated.
J. J McCafferty was given a day to
Jlle answer toJJnrneir* charges that tha
1'rrrner "doped" The Huguenot.
Mild wraither reports Influenced lower
prwea In the grain and provisions market.
The cottr.n de»-lln*a canard nome I'.qul-
Lt.it tori In a tied olT.i. but prices held st<ady.
H>vorar»le cable* helped the coffee mar-
t" t and pnc«a. were advanced. Sugar was
(.ulet and unchanged.
Kxdt-njent wax created In the cotton
r rket by fbe large »pot transactions of
"VY P. B.o*n and others.
Selling preewure in stocks was persiat-
rii< with the- result that a Lai* break made
tirial prices generally lower.
St' era made ap the bulk of the cattle
r iH'ly at Fort Worth, but prices were
lon'r. Hogs advanced to record figures.
The Southern PaeTHc is moving troops
from New York to Son Francisco.
The European agent of the Southern
F'iiclfVc lines spent a day In Houston.
The railroads pray In a petition filed In
Travm coui.ty that the State lm ro-
• trMlTVd frotn enforcing tlio Intangible a»-
aeta tag la'V.
The South Knders are preparing to en-
>.1n the promoters of the summer theater.
it was necoaiy for Judga Klttrell to
f \ r.ke an order to revoke a divorce de-
cree to prevent embarrassment.
Attr/mey Noah Allen will argue the Mar-
r-Uua Thomas case before the criminal
con< t of appeala In Dallas today.
Humored that railway p*«ple will In-
st itute condemnation proceedings against
<>■ of the Third ward property owners
tod a y.
The Houston Ic# and Brewing mm-
?: i n y will put two n*e*mer« between
l iuslon and Cuba to carry Its products
to the Island.
Prof. J. <1. Carter Troop of the Univer-
sity of Chicago began a series of lectures
of the City Federation of Women'
on Kngllsh literature under the
i s Clubs.
WAS NOT A MURDER.
New York Actress Died from
Falling Down the Steps.
< ■IssoeiatrH Press Report.)
KEW YORK, February 2T,.-The police
ef New York W">rs called on today to lr.-
v»»llgate the death of Gussln Hart, an
S' lresn, BO years of age, who died In a
rah wh'le l>elrg taken to her homo by
Several companior.a. The matter at first
w im reported as a possible murder and
several arrests were made. It developed,
however, that the woman had fallen down
a flight of twenty steps at an uptown
cafe, where sho had spent several hours
■with a party of friends. Her skull was
fin ture 1 and she w is hurried home.
Suspicion was arou.ied by the fact that
those who were with the woman left her
l ouse after summoning a phvslclan. The
coroner tonight Jischarged all who were
FRANCE TO TAKE DISPUTE
INTO OPEN CONFERENCE
Refused to Carry On Private Negotiations with
Germany Over Moroccan Police.
Made Private Conferences
PLAYING FOR A FAILURE
French View of German Tactics
in the Matter*
THE GERMANS STILL HOPEFUL
That Neutral Powers May Effect
Agreement by Delegates at
Algeziras Are Pessimistic.
(Associated Press Retort.')
PARIS, February CO.—A semi-official
note was issued today announcing
France's Intention to discontinue private
negotiations at Algezlras and to carry the
questions of policing Morocco before the
Judgment of the world in the open con-
The note states that Germany's reply
indicates that it is evidently the desire
of Germany to have the conference fall
and adds its delegates will not separate
before fifteen days have elapsed and
after discussing all the questions on the
The latter statement indicates that
there Is no present Intention on the part
of France to create a rupture by with-
drawing from the conference.
The bourse showed uneasiness as a re-
sult of the Moroccan situation, but was
not panicky. Rentes were off 20 cen-
times at the start.
France and Germany's projects for the
creation of a State bank in Morocco were
submitted to the Moroccan conference to-
day. Germany's proposal created even a
worse impression among the French and
Rrltish delegates than did last night's re-
jection of the French project relative to
police. Roth the French and British dele-
gates consider that the German proposi-
tion shows an absolute disregard of
France's position as the largest creditor
of Morocco by giving every power equal
controlling capacity of the administrative
body, without reference to preferential
claims relative to existing loans. Many
of the delegates take a pessimistic view
of the situation, but Henry White, the
head of the American delegation, is still
Inclined to believe that there is a possibil-
ity of an eventual agreement. ,;l
Algeziras Delegates Consider the
• Conference a Failure.
(Associated Press Retort.)
ALGEZIRAS, February 30.—The dele-
gates to tho Moroccan conference are
most pessimistic over the results of the
negotiations. Germany's reply rejecting
the French proposals for policing Moroc-
co adds that Germany is ready to exam-
ine any further propositions France may
wish to make, but the French seem not
to have any further propositions to pre-
sent. , *
The deadlock is on the following spe-
Germany's reply declared for the Inter-
nationalization of Morocco's police and
th« absolute equality of' all nations In
The French absolutely refuse these
principles, considering them In negation
of the special rights which France has
acquired as Algerian neighbor to Moroc-
co and of her predominant position In
The French view Is that the German
reply leaves little hope for the success of
. Some of the principal delegates declare
that toe failure of the conference Is now
That Neutral Powers May Effect
(Associated Press Retort.l
BERLIN, February 30.—'The decision of
the French government to discontinue
private negotiations between the French;
and German delegates at Algeziras and
to take the disputed questions before tho
conference is regarded here as an Indi-
cation that the last phase of the confer-
ence la beginning. The German govern-
ment stands resolutely by Its position not
to»yle1d the policing of Morocco to France,
although fresh proposals looking toward a
settlement are likely to be made by neu-
Advised China to Curb Anti-For-
'Associated Press Retort. )
TOKIO, February 20.—The Japanese
government, although asserting that It
has at present no serious apprehensions
of an anti-foreign uprising In China, has
called the attention of the Chinese gov-
ernment to the advisability of adopting
measures to prevent the present feeling of
unrest from developing into an anti-for-
EXPLOSION AT CAIRO.
Considerable Damage to Life and
Property in Barracks.
(Associated Prtss Report.'
LONDON, February 20.—Tho Evening!
News this evening published a dispatch
from Cairo. Egypt, announcing that a
great explosion nad occurred at the Brit-
ish barracks at Khartoum. Considerably
loss or lit* and much damage 1b reported.
Russia Attempting to Crush
Mutinous Cossacks. •
(Associated Press Report.) •
EK ATE IHNODAR, Caucasia *
Russia, February 20.—As this dic/s
patch is filed an engagement iF^$> *
progress at the village of Ge" V* J
skaia between (MX) mutfnous ,.n
Cossacks and the punitive <p edi-
tion with five machine gi y vhlch
left here last week to <?' <5h the
The Cossacks duriD
of November joined O" revolution-
ists. When orde. as restored
the Cossacks retired to their native
villages in the mountains, refusing
to surrender their arms or the
colors of the regiment. The region
is lemot? and Inaccessible, nnd the
authorities hitherto have been un-
able to assemble a sufficient force
to attempt the subjugation of the
insurgents, who have contemptu-
ously rejtcted the demands of their
surrender. They are all well armed
and disciplined and heavy losses
on both sides are anticipated.
PARTIES SPLIT UP
Candidates from All Parties
t a Ee !■
(Associated Press Retort.)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., February 20.—
The spring municipal elections were held
today throughput Pennsylvania. Ideal
weather prevailed and a heavy vote was
cast In many localities.
Philadelphia elected two magistrates,
seventeen select and fourteen common
councilmen, twelve school directors in
each of the forty-three wards, constables
and division election officers. Th*»rw were
quite a number of arrests made for illegal
Great interest was taken in the election
of councilmen, notably in the Second and
Fifteenth wards. Party lines were wiped
out In many instances. In some of the
wards the city party and Lincoln party
organizations, which swept the city last
November, were split and were fighting
each other with the help of factions from
old republican organizations or the demo-
crats. In tho Second ward Harry C.
liansley, president of the select council,
who "was opposed to Mayor Weaver in thir
gas lease fight, was a candidate for elec-
tion on the republican and democratic
tickets, and he defeated by a small ma-
jority P. J. Devitt, the city party and
Lincoln party candidate. In the Fif-
teenth ward Alexander Crow, Jr., a mem-
ber of the select council, who was one of
the mayor's strongest supporters In the
recent political war, went down to de-
feat for re-election before W. S. Mclnnis,
the man who was the candidate of the
democratic, Lincoln and liberty parties.
Mr. Crow was backed by a portion of the
city party and a faction within the re-
A feature of the election was the can-
lacy of fifty women In various wards
for the position of district school direc-
tors. Nearly all the women were on the
reform tickets, and a large percentage of
them were elected.
Was Elected in Pittsburg and a
Republican in Allegheny.
(Associated Press Retort.)
PITTSBURG, Pa., February 20. Early re-
turns in the municipal elections in this
city indicate the election of George W.
Guthrie, Civil league, citizens* and demo-
cratic candidate for mayor, by a majority
of 6000 over Alexander M. Jenkinson, re-
In Allegheny the vote is close. Returns
would indicate the eleetion of Charles F.
Kirschter, republican, over George E.
Logan, candidate of the good government
Famine Continues Its Inroads on
(Associated Press Retort.}
VICTORIA, B. C., February 20.—Re-
ports from Japan by steamer say terrible
distress is prevailing in the three famine
stricken districts of North Japan, ex-
citing profound sympathy elsewhere in
the empire, the former tendency to re-
fuse foreign aid having vanished In view
of the extreme need. Government aid
has been organized and the relief work
begun. Later advices from the famine
zone show hundreds of persons, Including
women and children, perishing from star-
vation, aggravated by the bitter cold.
BY UNANIMOUS VOTE
House Committee Indorsed the
(Associated Press Retort.)
WASHINGTON. February 20—By a
unanimous vote the house committee on
Interstate and foreign commerce decided
today to make a favorable report of the
Tillman resolution as amended by the
subcommittee. In its amended form tha
resolution provides for ^n investigation
by the interstate commerce commission
into "railroad discriminations and mo-
nopolies in coal and oil.'' The compro-
mise measure is a combination of the Till-
man, Gillespie and Campbell resolutions.
% La Crosse (Wis.) Chronicle.
UNCLE SAM—When it comes to wearing these things, I'm a gem.
JUMPED IN THE SEA
AFTER THROWING OVER-
BOARD HER CHILDREN.
Brooklyn Woman Left Note in
Steamer Stateroom Detail-
ing H«r Purpose.
(Associated' Press Retort.)
FALL RIVER, Mass., February 20.—Of-
ficers of the steamer Plymouth of the
Fall River line found a part of a wo-
man's ve&ring apparel and a note saying
she had thrown her three children over-
board and was about to follow them her-
self, in a stateroom just after the steamer
left Newport on the trip from New York
to this city today. The officers, on the
arrival of the boat here, turned the case
over to the police and, pending an in-
vestigation, declined to give the names
contained in the note.
* Agent Bushey of the Fall River line
In this ?ity says the woman and three
children who were on the Plymouth •when
It left New York were missing when the
eteamer arrived here.
The woman who threw her three chil-
dren overboard and committed suicide i3
believed to have been Mrs. John Waters
of Brooklyn, a daughter of Captain
Jamos B. Brady, collector of the port
of Fall River. Mrs. Waters and her hus-
band recently removed to Brooklyn from
Chicago. She is said to have been suf-
fering from mental trouble for some time
Among the letters left by the woman
one was addressed to John W. Waters,
170 Broadway, New York.
The letters found apparently were In-
tended for the woman's husband, one
asking forgiveness and saying that she
had worried so much that she feared in-
sanity and could not leave the children.
The other was in the nature of a will.
"Dear Husband: Forgive this trouble.
I have nearly broken my heart. Dear
John, forgive me for causing you this sor-
row, but I could not live and I should
not leave our children. I have worried
so much I fear insanity and I couli not
Jeave the children."
Dwight Brady, son of Captain James
Brady, collector of the port of Fall River,
Identified the articles found in the state-
room as belonging to his sister, Mrs.
John Waters, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr.
Waters, he said, was an insurance agent,
with an office at 170 Broadway, New
York. He could give no reason for the
woman's action beyond the fact that she
had said she was not happy. For some
time, Mr. Brady said, she had not ap-
peared to be in good spirits and on a visit
to her father's home, three weeks ago,
Intimated that her home life had become
Mrs. Waters was 30 years of age. Her
three children included Helen, aged 4:
Dorothy, aged 2, and a baby boy of 10
TO BE SCENE OF HUNGAR-
Coalition Party to Take Dispute
to Constituents—Crown An-
nounced Drastic Program. .
HAS AMPLE EVIDENCE
AGAINST THE WESTERN
Detective Denied Harry Orchard
from Other Source,
Mr. Waters Prostrated by News
of Wife's Suicide.
(Associated Press Report.)
NEW YORK, February 20.—John W.
Waters is manager of the fire insurance
bureau of the National Association of
Manufacturers. He was prostrated when
told of his wife's death, but later "ar-
ranged to go to Fall River this after-
noon. To a business associate, Mr. Wa-
ters said that his wife had been subject
to short spells of insanity an^ that she
spent some time In a sanitarium several
years ago. Yesterday she left home in
Brooklyn with the children, telling a
servant she was going to aphotographer's.
Mr. Waters said his wife's troubles were
entirely imaginary and that their home
life was always happy.
Jap Tariff in Corea.
(Associated Press Retort.)
LONDON, February 20.—According to
the correspondent in Pekin of the Trib-
une, the Japanese have determined to
establish a Japanese tariff in Corea.
; (Associated Press Report.)
BCD A PEST, Hungary, February 20.—
The scene of the conflict between the
coalition party and the crown will now
be transferred from Buda Pest to the
country districts where disorders can be
expected within a week. The coalition
deputies plan to proceed to their various
election districts this week, assemble
their constituents and protest against
yesterday's alleged illegal dissolution of
parliament. These meetings will be pre-
vented and broken up by the government
with the assistance of gendarmes on the
ground that the crown can not and will
r.ot tolerate such criticism of an act on
its part which it considers legal and con-
stitutional. It is interesting to note in
this connection ;hat the supreme court
of Hungary this morning handed down
a decision in two cases dealing with con-
tested elections of deputies to the effect
that yesterday's dissolution of parliament
was lawful. Furthermore, the govern-
ment is determined to dissolve by force
If necessary all existing socialist clubs as
Boon as such clubs embark on a course
which the govornrr*-" *t considers treason-
It appears today as though the crown
had determined to terminate the right of
free meetirg, l'ree press and even free
speech in Hungary whenever such mani-
festations reflect on the legality of the
crown s actions. A proof of this, it was
ascertained today from an excellent gov-
ernment source, was that the crown was
prepared to suppress newspapers which
conduct a propaganda based on criticism
of its action yesterday.
The coalition party is not ignorant of
the crown's intentions and its members
are discussing the necessity of holding
secret meetings. The party, rather ex-
pects its newspapers to be suppressed.
The question of calling a new general
election has not yet been determined on
and will not be decided until the crown
ascertains what occurs in the country
The problem now confronting the coali-
tion party seems to be whether or not it
can persuade the people of Hungary to
sacrifice themselves to a greater or less
degree for what the coalition declares to
be the oeneflt of the country at large. The
liberals will not attempt to proceed to
the house tomorrow with the intention of
holding a ineetfng
Dissolution Declared Legal.
I Associated Press Retort.)
BUDA PEST, February 20.—The Official
Gazette today publishes a notification of
Royal Commissioner General Nyirl up-
holding the legality of yesterday s disso-
lution of the Hungarian parliament and
tvarning the deputies that any attempt
to hold a sitting of the house scheduled
for tomorrow will be prevented by armei
(Associated Press Retort.)
DENVER, Colo., February 20.—An inter-
view published here today by Detective
James MeParland denies the report that
he secured a confession from Harry Or-
chard, who is charged with the murder
of former Governor Frank Steunenburg
at Caldwell, Idaho. December 30 last, im-
plicating the officers of the Western Fed-
eration of Miners and many others in
the crime, though he claims to have am-
ple evidence of their guilt. .
"There have been statements made by
various persons," said MeParland, "but
I know of none made by Orchard, and, as
I have been the only man at work on the
case, I think I would have known of it
had there been one.
"I undertook the investigation of Gov-
ernor Steunenburg's death at the request
of his personal friend, Governor Goode,"
said MeParland, "and Governor Goode has
personally paid what expenses were inci-
dental to my investigation. I felt it my
duty as a citizen of Colorado to uproot
the gang and as such I undertook the
work. There is a weak spot in every wall,
especially such a one as that upon which
the Western Federation was founded, arid
that weak spot I found. It will cost
Moyer, Hay wood and Pettibone and as
many more their lives."
MeParland claims to have positive evi-
dence that members of the Western Fed-
eration planned and carried out the as-
sassination of Daravlyte Gregor, killed
mysteriously in West Denver two years
ago; of Martin Gleason, superintendent
of the Wild Horse mine at Cripple Creek,
who was thrown down a shaft; of Ar-
thur Collins, superintendent of the Smug-
gler Union mine at Telluride, who was
shot from ambush; of the killing of four-
teen men in the explosion at the Inde-
pendence depot near Cripple Creek, June
6, 1904; of the murder of Martin B. Wal-
ley, who was killed last summer by an
explosion in this city, and of other mur-
Making No Stops.
(Associated Press liet or
SAVANNAH, Ga., February 20.—Mr.
and Mrs. Longworth arrived in Savannah
this morning via the Southern Railway,
the train being four hours artd forty
minutes late. A small crowd met the
train, but those who hoped to see the oc-
cupants of the private ear were disap-
pointed, as neither bride nor groom ap-
(Associated Press Retort.)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 20.—
The private car Elysian, with Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholas Longworth ou board,
reached Jacksonville at 1:15 p. m., and
after a short stay was attached lo the At-
lantic Coast train and left for Tampa at
,2 o'clock. Both Mr. Longworth and his
1 bride were reported well
THE CASTELLANE CASE.
Alleged that Partial Understand-
ing Has Been Reached.
(Houston Post Stecial.)
NEW YORK, February 20.—A cable dis-
patch to a local paper from Paris says:
The Marquis de Castellane, father of
Ccunt Boni de Castellane, made the re-
mark today before friends of the Capu-
cines club that a partial understanding
had been reached by his son and the
Countess Anna Gould de Castellane in
regard to their marital troubles, and
that as a result further scandal will be
Only a legal separation will be secured
by the countess, leaving a chance for a
reconciliation later on.
While no official announcement that
the Countess Anna's suit will be merely
for a legal separation and not for divorce,
has reached the law courts, nevertheless
this information has been received there
and is being commented on by the law-
It is stated that the only question
which is still being debated between Boni
and the Countess Anna is the amount of
the income she will give him. After Boni
spurned his wife's offer to give him 200.-
0OC francs a year because it would not
give him pin money the countess was
very angry and declared she would not
allow him more than 4000 fiancs a month.
Now Boni is willing to accept the first
offer if the countess will.renew it.
KILLED BY FANATICS.
Five British Officers Lost Lives
t Associated Press Retort.)
LONDON, February 21.—An uncon-
firmed dispatch has reached the govern-
ment reporting that five British officers
and a company of native troops have been
killed by fanatics near Sokoto in Northern
Nigeria. A dispatch from Lagos. Africa,
rr' irts that a jnmitive expedition has
I sent out.
IN THE PATRICK CASE
"Skinny Martin" Gave Breezy Answers to Ques-
tions Put by District Attorney Jerome.
UPSET THE COURT.
Chicago Woman Saw Hus-
band She Buried.
(Associated Press Report.)
CHICAGO, February 20.— Mrs.
Annie McGreevy caused consterna-
tion in the court room of Justice
Callahan when she rushed in,
screaming at the top of her voice,
that she had just met on the street
her husband whom she had buried
thirteen years ago.
"I just met him." she shouted. "I
thought he was dead. I buried a
man thirteen years ago and I
thought it was him. I want him
back. He has ?300 of my money."
When the woman became quiet
enough for the voice of the justico
to be heard he suggested that she
take out a writ of replevin for the
$300 and this Mrs. McGreevy did.
"He to'.d me that he had been
living with another woman," she
said, "under the name of Thawls.
The idea! Living with another
woman and changing his name
from Irish to Dutch\) I'll fix him!"
And Mrs. McGreevy departed with
LAW IS ATTACKED
AS BEING CONTRARY
Railroads Ask that State Be Re-
strained from Enforcing In-
tangible Assets Law.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN, Texas, February 20.—A vol-
uminous petition of forty-eighty paees
has been prepared and submitted to
Judge Victor Brooks of the Twenty-sixth
district court in which the Galveston,
Harrisburg and San Antonio and other
railroads comprising all of the trunk lines
of Texas attack the constitutionality of
the Williams intangible asset law and
sue to restrain the enforcement of it.
The case has been set for March 2 and
it will be heard on that date, the attor-
ney general and the railroad attorneys
agreeing on that point.
The argument of the railroad attorneys
is one denying the constitutionality of the
act all up and down the line. It de-
clares that the Williams bill infringes
upon the rights of the county tax asses-
sor and denies that the right of assessing
property can be taken from that officer.
The bill is also declared unconstitutional
because of the power given the county
commissioners court, which petitioners
claim to be final. The right to assess
any property other than in county where
situated is also denied. Assessment of
intangible property declared unconstitu-
tional because it is sought to arrive at
true value of railroad property while
true value of other properties are not
assessed. The petitioners declare what
are termed intangible assets are but
rights and privileges of its properties
which have already been assessed.
Grand Jury Looking Into Mutual
(Associated Press Retort.)
NEW YORK, February 20.—A grand
jury Investigation into the alleged un-
lawful acts by officials of the Mutual
Reserve Life Insurance company was
begun today. One of the complaints sub-
mitted to the jury was a statement by
James E. Wells, a former employe of the
Mutual Reserve, alleging that certain
officials were sued in court as individ-
uals and paid the judgments secured
against them out of the life insuance
The specific charge against some of
the officials of the company will be lar-
ceny in the sanctioning of the payment
of $7000 by the president in settlement
of a civil suit against him personally, in
October, 1901. _
HADLEY'S NEW PLAN.
Postal Authorities Will Investi-
gate Oil Trust Mail Delivery.
/Associated Press Report.)
ST. LOUIS. February 20.—Yesterday's
resumption of the investigation of the
Standard Oil company's methods in Mis-
souri was not continued today. Attorney
General Hadley stated that he is deter-
mined to press inquiry into the circum-
stances and ascertain how it came about
that certain mail addressed to the Stand-
ard Oil company at St. Louis had been
received by the Waters-Pierce company.
The postal authorities will make an in-
vestigation of the matter.
Wepit Over Till Monday.
* Associated Press Retort.)
NEW YORK. February 20.—Another ad-
journment of the Missouri State inquiry
into the Standard Oil company was taken
tonight before Commissioner Sanborn, the
hearing going over until tomorrow.
To Entertain Mr. and Mrs. Nich-
(Associated Press Retor t.)
HAVANA, February 20.—The city_ au-
thorities are arranging an invitation for a
gala grand opera performance at the Na-
tional theater for Friday, at which it Is
proposed that Mr. and Mrs. "Nicholas
Longworth shall occupy the president's
box as Havana's guests of honor. Very
great interest is being taken in the presi-
dent's annual ball on February 22 on ac-
count of the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Long-
worth are expected to be present. They
will also be urged to attend the ball of
the American club on Washington's birth-
HE KNEW THE POLICE
Who Went from Houston and
Was Proud of It.
ELLIS, FRAME AND FULLER
Are on Hand as Witnesses for
OBJECTION TO SOME QUESTIONS
On the Ground that They Involv-
ed Private and Personal
(Houston Post Special.)
NEW YORK, February 20.—Joseph Jor-
dan, the Texan who yesterday swore to
conversations with Jones and declared
that his own cousin, not himself, had been
convicted of horse stealing, was again
cross-examined by District Attorney Jer-
ome today in the Patrick hearing. It de-
veloped that Mr. Jerome had brought
here from Texas witnesses of his own who
are expected to contradict the witnesses
for the defense.
Jerome had Jordan repeat the conversa-
tion he alleged he had with Jones when
he says Jones told him he had lied at
Patrick's trial. t
W7lien the conversation had been repeat-
ed, Mr. Jerome called in a well-dressed
"Do you know this man?" asked
"Oh, yes," said Jordan in a tone of one
welcoming an old friend. "That's George
Ellis; he used to be chief of police out
"How long have you known him?
"Ever since he has been running for
office—that's about twenty-eight years, I
guess. He's chief of police at Houston
Then Mr. Ellis stepped out and John
S. Frame, a policeman of Houston, and
T. F. Lubbock, a deputy constable, came
in. Jordan knew bcth ofthem, he said.
He also knew N. B. Fuller, another
Houston policeman, who walked up to the
rail. It was learned that Mr. Jerome
had introduced these men for the purpose
of showing that Jordan was an ex-con-
vict. When Fuller came iu Jerome put
"Do you known this man?"
"Know Fuller?" exclaimed Jordan.
"Why, sir, I know him mighty well. He's
a fine man. I'm proifd to know him."
Jordan had some tattoo marks, and
Jordan, the convict, was said to have
been so marked.
Q. Now, about this cousin of yours—
the other Joseph Jordan—was ho your
A. Well, he was born the month after
me. He was named for me.
Q. Didn't you say yesterday you were
named for him?
A. I might, but I was mistaken. I donlt
want to make no mistakes. Mistakes
don't go in court.
Q.—Was he tattooed like you with a
cross on the right arm and a woman's
head and the initials "J. J." on the left
A.—Yes, sir; he was. We were tattooed,
at the same time by a man named Joe
Bland and he put the same marks on
both of us—exactly the same marks. It
(was a funny circumstance.
Jerome here read from the records of
the Texas Stats prison telling of the ar-j
rival of Joseph Jordan, convicted of horse
stealing, his imprisonment and his dis-
charge. Then he asked the witness to
q —Does that refresh your memory?
Q.—And you were never in' prison for
A.—Never, sir. You can't say (waving
his clenchcd fist in the air) that because
I look lite this here cousin of mine that
I was in prsion for horse stealing.
Q.—Did you ever ask tho prison author-
ities about your cousin's jail record?
A.—No. I don't think it was my busi-
ness. I think this here crime business is
a private affair.
q.—Do you regard muidar as a private
A.—Well, murder is all right if it is
committed in the right way. See here,
we don't monkey with other people's pr:-
vate affairs. If you or any other Yankee
csme down to Texas and asked me about
a man's private business I'd tell you to
Q.—Did you ev.ir liear of Robert
being locked up?
A.—Well, there have been several Rob-
ert E. Lees down our -vay in the South.
Q.—I mean Robert Lee, who came hero
with you as a witness?
A.—Well, he was locked tip the day we
left Texas—just for drinking a little.
Q.—Was Fayette Lee locked up, too?
A.—I think he was—for drinking; same
as you might bv, nothing serious.
Q — Didn't you talk with George Dudley
about this case la«t summer some time—•
in August or September or July?
A.—Look ye here, Judge; yon are
switching eases on me. Keep \lie eases
square and 111 give you a murker for
every deal. F.oar that in min i. J. talked
Q.—Did you tell him that yon had h»en
in prison and had also been accused of
holding up a man?
A. No, sir, 1 never did. If, -sir, he says
I did, ha lies by the watch, shouted Jor-
dan. Sometimes a man lies for a few dol-
lars mighty readily.
Q.—Is there any person living in Texas
who knows you and knew your cousin,
A.—I don't know of any. My relatives
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