Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 21, 1906, Image 1

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VOL. XL.VI.-NO. 14,233.
Marshall of Wisconsin
in the Light.
Judge Then Pays, but Cannot
See Anything Wrong.
Wisconsin Legislature Turns Glare
on Member of Judiciary, Who
Grows Angry, but Acknowl
edges Letters He Wrote.
MILWAUKEE. July 30. In the proceed
ings before the committee of the Wiscon
sin Legislature engaged In investigating
11 1 k mauraiict' cvuw uuiu t una oi.ic,
State Manager M. G. Albright, of the
Union Central Life Insurance company,
of Cincinnati, yesterday introduced cor
respondence showing that Chief Justice
R. D. Marshall, of the Supreme Court,
asked that the life insurance agents' com
mission for collecting premium on his pol
icy be paid to him. The letters were
written by Chief Justice Marshall, who
this afternoon vouched for the authen
ticity of the correspondence. The Justice,
however, said he thought there was noth
ing irregular in any of the letters. The
original correspondence was produced by
Mr. Albright late today. The letter solic
iting the commission for " collection is as
Judge's Plea for Rebate.
State of Wisconsin, Supreme Court, Madison,
Wis.. October 1, 1902.
Union Central L.ICei Insurance Company. Cin
cinnati. Ohio:
Gentlemen I hold policy No. 232,009 in your
company on which there falls due on the
18th day of this month the annual premium
of $671.40. I am not at present advUeJ as to
whether I will be, obliged to remit to the
principal office. Not knowing- that you have
an agent In thla city and supposing that, if
you have such agent, he has no claims upon
you for a percentage for the collection of
my premium, I suggest that you send my
receipt to the First National Bank of Madison,
Wis., with a draft attached for the S071.4O
and instructions to deliver the receipt upon
payment of the draft qn or before the due
date of the premium, and that in such case
you permit the bank to take the usual agent's
commission for collection, with permission to
pay the same to me. My policy came from one
agent entirely outside of my circle of busi
ness acquaintances. I see no reason myself
why I cannot be permlttted to make the pay
ment in the manner suggested, but. If there
ra reasons, of course, you will write me
uggcetlng where to send the money.
Very truly yours,
Albright's Pointed Keply.
The above letter from Justice Marshall
was referred by the home office of the
Insurance company to Mr. Albright, who.
In turn, wrote to his superior officer as
Milwaukee. Wis.. October fi, 10O2.
S3. F. Marshall. Secretary of the Union Centra:
Life Insurance Company, Cincinnati. Ohio:
D-ar Sir I am today in receipt of yours
of the 3d, inclosing a letter from a Judge
of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Hon R. IX
Marshall, asking that you grant him a rebate
upon his renewal premium. When a Judge of
the Supreme Court of this state makes an
appeal for a rebate and does it direct u
the home office, is it not time that there
be some elevation in the moral conscience of
the people in high places before we can hope
for much change for the better among the
rank and Ale on the rebate question?
This gives you an idea of some of the
difficulties we are obliged to contend with in
this state.
Respectfully yours,
State Manager.
Judge Admits Knowing Law.
Mr. Albright also wrote to the Justice
Informing him that rebating was for
bidden by law in Wisconsin. The final
answer of Justice Marshall was written
to Mr. Albright, as follows:
Madison, Wis, Oct. 14, 1902. J. G. Al
bright Dear Sir: Here Is the draft for pay
ment on my policy. 1 am not unacquainted
with tne law to which you refer. On re
flection you will probably see that there la
nothing In the law to prevent your company
from paying to any bank, any collection
charges you see fit. I do not take your let
ter very seriously. It would not be out of
place for your company to establish au
agency outside of Milwaukee. Yours,
P. S. Send receipt to Madison, Wis.
Denies He Asked Rebate.
"I wrote the letters which were read
before the life Insurance committee
Thursday," said Judge H. D. Marshall
over tne long-distance telephone from
his farm in Kllbourne late this after
noon. "I wrote, as the letters will
show, that the company had no local
agent in Madison, that I did not know
where to send the money for the prem
ium, and submitted to the general of
fice of the company the propriety of
allowing me to pay the premium Into
the bank and receive the usual agent's
collection fee back, suggesting that
they so direct the bank, if it seemed
proper to them. They evidently did
not dem it proper and I sent the
money in full. That is all there is in
"I defy anyone to read into my letter
any request for a rebate or allowance
other than the usual collection fee al
lowed agents who handle premium re
newals. I submitted the question to
the company whether or not It would
be proper to allow me such fee in the
absence of any authorized agent of
the company in the vicinity. It is as
plain as the noonday sun and no other
meaning can be placed upon any sen
. tence in either of my letters. 1 wrote
for information and as soon as I got it
I acted upon it and remitted my prem
ium in full.
1 added that, in my opinion, the
company would do well to appoint
agents at other places than Milwaukee
with the idea that It would tend to
convenience in collections. That is all
there is to the matter."
Not Ground of Impeachment.
The disclosures were the sujbect of
conversation very generally today.
Impeachment proceedings were hinted
at In some quarters, but the members
of the Insurance -Investigating commit
tee scoffed at any such proposition.
"The very worst construction that
can be placed on the incident," said
one of the committee," is that a Judge
attempted to find a way In which the
law might be evaded and suggested
It to the agent. There is absolutely
nothing upon which any criminal ac
tion can be based."
The legislative committee this after
noon wrote a letter to Mr. Albright
instructing him to submit to the com
mittee at its next meeting the original
correspondence, which, of course, con
tains the signature of the writer. The
committee will meet again on July 31.
Ex-Agent of Fraternal Insurance So-
clety Makes the Application.
DES MOINES, la.. July 30. Attorneys
for J. B. Gossage, of San Francisco, to
day served notice of application in the
District Court for a reeciver for the
Brotherhood of American Yeomen, a fra
ternal Insurance order, covering many
Western States, with headquarters in Des
Moines. They also served notice of suits
for $150,000 which Gossage claims to be
due him in damages for cancellation of
his agent's contract and for commissions
on new members secured through his
The application for a receiver is the
outgrowth of factional trouble in the or
der, which resulted in the ousting of the
administration a little more than a year
ago and the installation of new officers.
Gossage held his contract, a lucrative one,
under the o.a management, and it was set
aside at the time the new officers took
He had the Pacific Coast agency, and
did a large business for the order in or
ganizing lodges and securing members.
Must Xot Experiment on Patients.
VIENNA, July 30 The Minister of the
Interior has issued an order absolutely
prohibiting physicians in Government ser
vice to experiment on patients unless the
method they intend to use is generally
approved. A few exceptions are made to
the order for the purpose of diagnosis.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 83
de.; minimum. 5S.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm. North
west winds.
Cxar confers with Council on dissolution of
Douma. Pace I. J
Democrats discredited by weakening of man
ifesto to pea . : Page 1.
Whole city of Syxran destroyed by fire
Page I.
Odessa strikers threatened with death or
exile. Page l.
Suppression of newspapers causes riot In St
Petersburg. Page ,
Peace signed among Central American re
publics, rage 3.
Alfred Beit leaves millions for public good.
Page 2.
Revolution in Mexico threatens; inspired by
hostility to Americans. Page 1.
Great fire in Yokohama. Page 4.
Panama Canal bonds subscribed many times
at premium. Page 3.
Last of ladrone chiefs in Philippines sur
renders. Page 2.
Government will not reinstate Mrs. Clark as
Postmistress of St. Johns. Page 2.
Delay in purchase of Ankeny canal hampers
Klamath irrigation work. Page 2.
Germany proposes to exclude American
canned meat. Page 4.
Andrew D. White speaks against technical
appeals of criminals. Page 4.
Churchill begins campaign against corpora
tions. Page 4.
John D. Rockefeller to be arrested on arrival
in New York. Page l.
Chief Justice of Wisconsin asks rebate on
life insurance. Page 1.
Negro's confession of perjury against Mrs.
Hartje causes sensation in court. Page 1.
Bult against Fields by New York Life.
Page 3.
Hibernians will stand up for Irish against
humorists. Page 4.
Elks to enjoin use of name by negro order.
Page 4.
Pacific Coast.
Banner programme will be given at Glad
stone Park by Chautauqua Assembly to
day. Page 6.
Murderer Barnes abuses prosecuting officers
at Roseburg when resentenced to be
hanged. Page 6.
Congressman J ones denies rumor that he
will leave Yakima to make home in Spo
kane. Page 6.
Few winners in Billings land lottery make
selections; water rights too costly. Page 6.
Cattlerustlers order settlers out of Salmon
River country. Idaho. Page 6.
Contract for construction of Lewis ton &
Southeastern Electric Railway let.
Page 7.
Bloodhound owner gives up search for miss
ing Walla Walla boy; kidnaping probable.
Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Southern Oregon apple crop unusually large.
Page 15.
M. H. Durst writes of English hop condi
tions. Page 15.
Chicago wheat market weaker. Page 13-
Improved tone in stock market. Page 13.
General trade reports optimistic. Page 15.
Repairs to be rushed on steamer Elder.
Page 14.
Schooner Carmencita, of Sea Wolf fame, Is
sold to Mexicans. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Secret service rqen shadow house of Judge
Thomas O'Day and are mistaken for
burglars, arousing whole neighborhood.
Page 9.
Mitchell brothers will aid Esther Mitchell.
Page 16.
Initiative One Hundred attacks O. R. & N.
franchise for East Third street. Page 11.
Portland Traction, Light & Power Company
will establish model club for its employes.
Page 10.
State commission of Lewis and Clark Ex
position meets and winds up affairs.
Page 10.
Frank L. Kincart tells story of timber-land
swindles. Page 11.
Oregonlan girls return from Yellowstone
Park. Page 11.
Street-car men's wages wi be raised; union
votes down strike. Page 10.
Two persons attempt to commit suicide and
both fail. Page 9.
Four divorces granted by State Circuit Court
Page 10.
Report of expert accountants shows no seri
ous discrepancies In city's books. Page ltf.
Irving ton property -owners to tke up fight
against city barn with the courts.
Page 14.
City will give Insurance business to com
panies that treat San Francisco clients
fairly. Page 5.
Revolution Brews in
Neighbor Republic.
Politics and Labor Question
Strangely Mixed.
President of Mexico Calls Council of
Governors on Threatened Uprising
Aiia in st America ns Ca na nea
Has Become Stronghold.
LAREDO, Texas, July 20. (Special.)
Americans are hastening across the bor
der, fearing to remain in Mexico under
the present critical conditions. The cry
of revolution is in the air. Under the sur
face of strikes, riots, hasty assembling
of guns, there is a sinister threat to rid
the country of all hated "gringoes" on
the Mexican Independence Day, Septem
ber lti.
There are other Americans, however,
who will remain, hoping for nothing bet
ter than a vital clash with the greasers.
At Colonel Greene's mines and other con
centration points, machine guns and large
supplies of ammunition are said to have
been assembled. Labor agitators from
the States are said to be responsible for
the uprising, but volatile Mexicans see
an opportunity for revolution.
Threats to Drive Out Gringoes.
That there Is trouble of a serious kind
brewing beyond the Rio Grande there is
now no longer the slightest doubt. There
are threats against Americans, circulars
distributed about the streets, and posted
In every public place, warning the grin
goes to leave the country or suffer the
consequences. These consequences are
that every American found in the repub
lic after September 16 will be "driven into
the sea."
One night this week a number of Amer
icans were In a Monterey barber shop,
waiting their turn, when a boy came
among them distributing printed sheets
which threatened them with death If they
did not quit the country before Septem
ber 16, the Mexican Independence Day.
The burden of the cry in these circulars
is "Mexico for Mexicans." Among the
Americans were two prominent railroad
men, one a trainmaster, the other a su
perintendent of division.
Great Strike Threatened.
At San Luis Potosi, Monterey, Saltillo,
Guadalajara, Durango, and, in fact, all
the Important cities of the republic, one
is greeted at every turn by these printed
signs, threatening death to gringoes if
they don't quit the country.
A great strike of all the laboring classes
in the country is proclaimed for Septem
ber 16. The entire laboring element is
now thoroughly organized and secret
meetings are being held nightly. The la
borers have demanded a wage equal to
that paid to Americans, and, as this has
been refused on all railroads andMn other
lines, the Mexican laborer proposes to
drive his Gringo rival from the country.
Appeals to United States.
Many Americans are already leaving,
and last night the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers and Conductors on the
National lines of Mexico, known as the
merger system and a Mexican govern
ment road, sent an appeal to the State
Department at Washington asking pro
tection from the Mexican laboring ele
ment. However, it is claimed that a far deeper
significance attaches to this agitation
than appears on the surface. It is as
serted by prominent Americans residing
in Mexico that a revolution is brewing,
with two or three prominent Governors
of states in the lead.
Political Revolution Brewing.
Supreme over all is said to be General
Bernardo Reyes, Governor of Nuevo Leon
and a General of division in the Mex
ican army. Bernardo Reyes is probably
the most ambitious and enterprising spirit
of the time in Mexico, with the exception
only of President Diaz.
The very latest news tonight at this
point is that President Diaz has called a
number of Governors of states to the
national capital for a consultation. Among
these is mentioned Governor Rafael Iza
bel, of Sonora, in whose state is located
Cananea, one of the revolutionary hot
beds of the republic. Here American agi
tators are leading the riffraff from the
Colorado mines, driven out by the author
ities of that state. These agitators have
been in the Cananea district for some
time fomenting trouble.
Revolutionists Complain That Amer
icans Control Industries.
LAREDO, Tex., July 20. Circulars
have been posted In Monterey, San Luis
Potosi and other large cities throughout
the Republic warning all foreigners to
leave the country before September 16,
the Independence day of the Republic.
The circular says In substance:
"We desire Mexico for the Mexicans
and warn all foreigners that, if they do
not leave the country by September 16
they will be driven into the sea."
Continuing, the circular says:
"The principal industries and business
of the Republic are in the hands of for
eigners, principally Americans. The rail
roads, although they apparently belong
to the Nation, are exclusive property of
Americans; the Americans direct them.
The mining industry is largely controlled
by the foreign element and our Nation,
heretofore independent, is being made
the servant of foreign capital.
"We are on the border of an abyss and
a great catastrophe menaces us all, un
less we force all foreigners out of the
country and give our own people a
Ohio Sheriff Will Make Magnate
Prisoner on Arrival for Violat
ing Anti-Trust Law.
PINDLAT, Ohio, July 20. Sheriff
Groves, who has in his possession a war
rant for the arrest of John D. Rocke
feller based on the criminal Information
recently filed in the Probate Court here
by County Prosecutor David, charging
Mr. Rockefeller, as the alleged head of
the Standard Oil Company, with viola
tion of the Valentine anti-trust law, says
either he or one of his deputies will at
tempt to serve the warrant upon the
landing of Mr. Rockefeller In New York.
It is said further that, if the papers are
served, Governor Harris will at once be
asked to make requisition on Governor
Higgins of New York, for extradition pa
pers. The claim Is set up, however, that,
as the information only charges a misde
meanor, no requisition under the law can
be issued.
PARIS, July 30. John D. Rockefeller
will sail for New York this afternoon on
the Hamburg-American Line steamer
Amerlka. He occupied a private car at
tached to the special steamer train and
was accompanied by his physician and
members of his family. Mr. Rockefeller
declined to discuss the announcements of
legal proceedings against him which are
awaiting his arrival In the United States.
Holds Council on Mani
festo to Nation.
Democrats' Moderation Has
Caused Dissension.
Suppression of Newspapers Causes
Mob to Stone Police Hundreds
Killed in Burning of Syzran
by Revolutionists.
SYZRAN, Province of Simbirsk,
Russia, July 20. -A fire which was
started here July 10 continued
throughout the most of today and the
whole city with the exception of a
small section near the railway sta
tion was consumed. The conflagra
tion has rendered 35.000 persons
homeless, who also are without food.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 21. (Special.)
The political aspect of last night's dis
turbances convinces analysts of the pres
ent condition that the bureaucracy Is In
the saddle and that from now on the
government will ride its own race without
sparing whip and spur.
A special conference of Ministers was in
progress at Peterhof while St. Petersburg
was In the throes of rioting. The Czar Is
reported to have expressed great dissatis
faction with the work of the Douma in Its
address to the people. On high authority
it is Intimated that the Czar will within a
day or two announce a decision of pro
found importance with reference to the
Douma. .
In his present temper, as indicated by
his reported attitude at last night's con
ference with his Ministers, it will be no
surprise if the Czar deems even the mod
ified manifesto adopted by the Douma a
sufficient warrant to dismiss that body.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 20. The
Brouse Gazette says that an extraodli-
nary council is sitting this afternoon at
Peterhof, with General Count Ignatleff,
the noted reactionary procurator-general
of the holy synod; General Trepoff, com
mandant of the' palace; M. Stichlnsky,
Minister of War, and others In attend
ance, discussing the advisability of the
immediate dissolution of Parliament.
St. Petersburg People Angry at Sup
pression of Newspapers.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 20. The Mlsla
and three other newspapers of this city
were confiscated today.
The resentment occasioned by the whole
sale suppression of newspapers and the
closing of the printing establishments led
to disorders this evening. A large crowd
stoned the mounted police In the vicinity
of the Stosossensky Prospect, and some
stones also were thrown at a small de
tachment of cavalry. Other parties of
cavalry soon arrived from all directions
The attitude of the crowd was menacing
and the cavalry twice fired volleys
of blank cartridges before the mob dis
As M. Solomka. the chief editor of the
Mlsla, is a member of Parliament, M.
Mouromtseff and Prince Shakoffskolk, re
spectively President and Secretary of the
lower house, immediately communicated
with the Prefect of Police and demanded
and received assurances that M. Solom
ka should not be arrested.
A demonstration occurred when the po
lice appeared to seal the printing estab
lishment of the Mlsla, In the heart of St.
Petersburg. At a late hour tonight knots
of people, after the police patrols had
passed, sang the "Marseillaise." So far
known the disorders resulted in no
Democrats Discredited and Court
Chuckles Over Enemy's Quarrels.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20. No fur
ther action regarding the proposed ad
dress to the people was taken by the
lower house of Parliament today. The
Constitutional Democratic members ap
peared to be heartily sick of the whole
episode, and anxious to drop the sub
ject if the government is so minded, and
there is a disposition to shelve the ad
dress by Indefinite postponement of the
question as to the manner of its publi
cation. Professor Milukoff and other leaders of
the Constitutional Democratic party to
day carefully pointed out that the docu
ment is not technically an appeal directed
specifically to the people, but might be
considered as an "explanation," addressed
to nobody in particular, and from this
standpoint harmless.
Democrats Are Discredited.
There Is no question but that the fiasco
has enormously shaken the prestige of
the Constitutional Democrats, and the
leaders of that party are crestfallen over
having been Induced to play with such
sharp-edged tools. Professor Milukoff, M.
Struve and others admitted frankly to
day that one effect will be to postpone
to the dim future the advent of a Consti
tutional Democratic Ministry, as the vote
on the adoption of the address showed
that the party was actually in the minor
ity in the House and too weak to con
trol the situation when opposed by the
combined opposition of the right and left
on any measure. i
Will Profit by Dissension.
Professor Milukoff told the Associated
Press tonight that he believed there was
no longer any reason to apprehend the
dissolution of Parliament, as the govern
ment would rather seek to profit by its
The Peterhoff circles are reported to
be Jubilant over the discomfiture of the
Constitutional Democrats.
At the opening of the session of the
lower house the question of the publica
tion of the address to the country, which
President Mouromtseff last night decided
had not been carried owing to the lack
of a quotum, was . allowed to go over
until Monday, when M. Moroumtseff will
again occupy the chair.
Without debate, the House then adopted
a resolution on the subject of the
Blalystok massacre, demanding the pros
ecution of the military and police officials
Involved, irrespective of rank. The reso
lution, which constitutes a strongly word
ed indictment of the general government.
which is held responsible for the secret
propaganda inciting class against class,
"Realizing its powerlessness to suppress
the revolutionary movement, the govern
ment attempts to suppress it by inciting
one portion of the population against the
other, especially selecting the Jews for
The resolution concludes with another
expression of distrust of the Ministry
and a demand for it resignation.
Predicts Outbreak at Odessa.
Earlier in the day, while the House
was debating the recent statement of the
Assistant Minister of the Interior that
the Minister of the Interior would not
neglect his duty of upholding law and
order, Professor Stchepkln, of Odessa,
made a violent speech against the present
state of martial law In Odessa. He de
clared that the shores of the Black Sea
shortly would be the scene of terrible
events. Fifty thousand Odessans, he
said, hoped for the failure of all the plans
of the Minister of the Interior, and hoped
to be able to make good the damage
caused them by Minister Stolypin, when
Russia should have a Minister responsl-
ible to Parliament. "Martial law," the
Deputy declared, was ruining Odessa,
which, until recently, was a flourishing
town. The speech was loudly cheered.
Czar Abandons Tour and Germany
Sighs With Relief.
COLOGNE, July 20. A dispatch from
St. Petersburg to the Gazette says:
"It Is stated that, in view of political
considerations necessitaing his presence
In Russia, Emperor Nicholas has aban
doned his proposed tour abroad and has
informed Emperor v imam to that effect.
The Gazette, commenting on this dis
patch, says:
"From the German point of view, we
are of the opinion that the abandonment
of the visit this year will hardly be found
unwelcome, as a meeting of the sov
ereigns would give rise to misconstruction
and distortion of facts, a wrongful sus
picion of Germany's world-policy, and
make it appear as If Germany was seek
ing to exercise a reactionary Influence on
events in Russia. Germany's complete
reserve, at all events, is rendered thereby-
clearer to the whole world." on edge of crisis
Russia Expects Violent Dissolution
of Parliament Any Hour.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20. Extreme
nervousness and excitement pervade al!
clashes, owing to the fear that the action
of the lower house of Parliament in
adopting at 2 o'clock thjs morning an ad
dress to the people may be the signal for
a coup d'etat against Parliament. It is
rumored that the step has been decided
upon, and the Strana prints a report that
an Imperial ukase ordering the dissolution
of Parliament has already been signed.
The feeling of general alarm is increased
by the fact that all night long regiments
have been marching into the city from
the guards' camp at Krasnoye-Selo. More-
(Concluded on Page 4.)
Confession Admitted
as Evidence.
Accused Woman Denounces
Charges as False. , -
Lawyers Battle Savagely Over Evi
dence That Negro Coachman
Admitted Falsehood of State
ment Woman Was Guilty.
PITTSBURG, July 20. Charges of
crooked methods made by both sides were
a feature of the sensational Hartje di
vorce case during its hearing today. What
are apparently a series of legal victories
for Mrs. Hartje, the respondent, also
marked the day's session and culminated
In the admission of the confessions of
Clifford Hooe, the colored coachman, m
which he is said to have declared that ha
tied when he swore that he had improper
relations with the respondent. This most
important point was not gained until
after a bitterly contested struggle be
tween opposing counsel which lasted for
over an hour and a han, during which
J. Scott Ferguson made many sensational
With the offering of this confession and
of several other documents today, the
case for the respondent was practically
closed, although John Freeman, of Mrs.
Hartje's counsel, told the court that he
might have some matter to present later.
An adjournment was then taken until
Monday morning.
Negro's Repudiated Confession.
Detective Edgar Ray, of the Perkins
Agency, and Superintendent G. P. Per
kins told of the arrest of Hooe in Ohio
and -of M feeing brought back to Pitts,
burg, where he made his confession. John
Marron, of Augustus Hartje's counsel,
put both Ray and Perkins through a rigid
cross-examination, in which he tried to
show that Hooe was made drunk and
coerced into making his confession.
The witness testified that Hooe said he
wanted to make a confession. It was the
first peaceful day Hooe said he had had
for four months. His wife and mother
shunned him, the persons who had em
ployed him had not done what was rignc
by him, and every time he came to Pitts
burg he was sent away again. He felt, ha
said, that he should have had his head
cut off for talking against the woman.
The witness denied that any inducement
was offered Hooe to make the statement.
Alderman King, who followed Ray, said
that when the deposition was read to
Hooe at the hearing he said the state
ments were correct. In reply to a ques
tion as to Hooe's mental condition at the
time the statement was read to him, tho
witness said he seemed sober and sensible.
Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje, the respondent,
testified that she was present when the
first deposition of the negro coachmau
was taken, and that what he said there
was "outrageously false."
Lawyers Have Verbal Battle.
There was a hard battle of argument
when counsel for Augustus Hartje tried
to get stricken from the case the evi
dence concerning Hooe, given by John JL.
Welshons, Hartje's close friend.
Mr. Ferguson led the argument for
Hartje and bitterly arraigned Mrs.
Hartje. John M. Freeman, chief of coun
sel for Mrs. Hartje, replied sharply and
was reinforced with typewritten and
carefully prepared papers to establish his
contention that the evidence was proper.
Judge Robert S. Frazer gave the coun
sel for Hartje no encouragement, and
finally ordered that the evidence be con
sidered and made a part of the case.
The opposing counsel had difficulty in
agreeing upon a statement of fact to bo
considered upon which the conclusions
of law were based.
Hooe's Statement Not Read.
At the close of the day Judge Frazer
said that the four statements made by
the negro coachman would not be read
In open court. The Judge said it would
not be well to have them made public at
this time, and corrected an intimation
that he was acting solely in the interest
of public morals.
Hooe has made four statements, tho
first accusing Mrs. Hartje, and the other
three, made later, declaring this to be
false. With the unexpected throwing
open of all the doors in the celebrated
case, sensations even bigger than those
heretofore promised are expected.
Adjournment was taken late this after
noon until Monday morning. Mrs.
Hartje's side was given the privilege of
examining the 40 love letters until Mon
day. Plot to Abduct Children.
Telegrams read by the police tonight in
dicate a plot to kidnap the two Hartje
children. The telegram was sent by Su-
i perintendent Taylor, of the Philadelphia
Police Department, and read:
"Rumor here plot completed abduct one
or both Hartje children. Three men re
ported left here this morning for Pitts
burg. No description."
As s result, two special officers are on
guard about the home of John F. Scott,
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