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:.iORICr OREGOMA", TUESDAY, FEBRUARY" 8, 101O.
FIGURES liJ CASE
Swope Poisoning May Be Ex
plained by Remedy Million
aire Took Himself.
STRYCHNINE IN MIXTURE
Dr. Hyde Takes Advantage of Family
Gathering at Inquest to Serve
Papers in Third- Salt
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Feb. 1. That
Colonel Thomas H. Swope, the million-"
aire whoae death, on October 3, has
been the subject of a diligent inquiry
for the last month to determine if he
died from poisoning, took a patent
medicine containing tonic of iron,
quinine and strychnin up to within a
few days of his death, develop, at the
Inquest over his body in Independence,
This testimony was given by Miss
Pearl Keller, Colonel Swope's nurse. It
was the most significant piece of evi
dence brought out in the inquest. Miss
Keller cared for Colonel Swope from
September 2. until the day of his death.
She testified that the millionaire took
the mixture daily in addition to' the
treatment given him by Or. B. C, Hyde.
Previously, in a deposition taken in
a damage suit brought by Dr. B. C.
Hyde, against an attorney and two
physicians who are interested in the
Swope investigation. S. W. Spangler,
office partner of Colonel Swope, testi
fied that the colonel took a patent
medicine containing? strychnine while
at his offirc. It is supposed that this
is the same mixture to which Miss
Keller referred in her testimony. Mr.
Spangler bail Colonel Swope took large
quantities of the medicine dally.
Poison Feature Explained.
Physicians say that the fact of Col
onel Swope having taken much of this
concoction would explain the presence
of poison in his vital organs. It is also
pointed out that Colonel Swope was in
a weakened condition when he last
took the medicine.
Eight witnesses besides Miss Keller
testified during the day. They were:
Dr. Kdward L. Stewart, Dr. CJ. T. Twy
inan, who testilled regarding the au
topsy, and James Craig, W. B. Mitchell,
AV. V. Htine, 11. K. Cowan and Thomas
I-.. Nichols, all of whom told of the
burial of Colonel Swope's body.
Dr. Stewart said that while he had
no part in the autopsy other than
writing down the record, he knew that
no hemorrhage of the brain, visible
to the naked ere, was found. Colonel
Swope was supposed to have died from
Family Ignores loetor.
The calling of the inquest today
brought together for the first time in
many weeks the members of the Swope
household and Dr. C. B. Hyde. Mrs.
I.ogan II. Swope and her daughters. Miss
I.ucy I,ee Swope. Miss Sarah Swope and
Miss Margaret Swope, sat on one side
of the room with their attorneys, while
Dr. i-Iyde and his attorneys were on the
other. There was no sign of recognition
between the two parties. Mrs. Hyde was
not present. Her husband explained that
she was too 111 to attend.
During the day Mrs. Swope and Miss
Keller were served with subpenas by
n attorney from the office of Krank
P. Walsh, Dr. Hyde's counsel, to ap
pear ami give their depositions in the
libel suits brought by Dr. Hyde against
Attorney John G. Paxton and Drs.
Frank Hall and Edward L. Stewart.
Attorneys have been - attempting to
serve the subpenas for a week. The
woman readily accepted service.
lr. Hyde 1'iles Xe Suit.
Dr. Hyde filed suit for $100,000 for al
lseed slander against Attorney John G.
Paxton today and service was obtained
upon the attorney at the inquest. A simi
lar suit against Mr. Paxton was dismissed
by Dr. Hyde in order to keep from giving
lii deposition before the inquest began
over the body of Colonel Swope.
lr. Hyde hs filed three wilts for dam
ages as a result of the Swope mystery.
The first suit, which demanded $100,000
from Mr. Paxton for alleged slander, was
dismissed by the court when Dr. Hyde's
attorneys applied for an order of dismissal
. to prevent Mr. Paxton's attorneys from
taking .the depositions of important wit
nesses in the case.
Mtes Keller testified regarding the ac
tions of Colonel Swope. when his old
friend. Thomas Moss Hunton, died of
apoplexy two days before the million
aire's death. The blow of his friend's
death grieved Colonel Swope greatly and
he went into seclusion for hours, refusing
to see any one but Mr. Spangler. his
. financial agent, she said.
PHONE MANAGER ARRESTED
A. K. Will.son Accused of Embezzling
$1100 Chelialis Funds.
. ABERDEEN', Wash., Feb. 7. (Spe
cial. Aoousesd of larceny by embezzle
ment. Arthur K. Willson, until last week
Chehalis County manager for the Pa
cific Telephone A Telegraph Company,
was arrested yesterday by Chief of
Police Dean on a warrant sworn to by
C it. Moore, of Taooma, district man
ager for the company. Vinson gave
bond at the City Jail for $1200 for his
appearance at preliminary hearing to
morrow morning before Judge Bush.
The specific charge against Willson
is the embezzlement of $1100 of the
funds of the company. It is asserted
that the alleged shortage covers a
period of two or three years and that
the former manager appropriated the
funds for his own use. Willson denies
guilt, saying he has vouchers which
account for every dollar which he ex
pended. These vouchers, he says, Moore
refuses to allow, hence the apparent
GLENDALE KILLS LIQUOR
Ordinance Passed; Prohibiting Xear
lieer and Substitutes.
til.EXUALH Or.. Eeb. 7. (Special.) At
a meeting of the City Council here to
night an ordinance was passed prohibiting
the sale, of near-beer and all other so
called nonintoxicatlng substitutes of'beer.
A committee was also appointed to in
vestigate the cost of a sewerage system
and If their report is- favorable., bonds
will be voted and a first-class sewer sys
tem Installed at once.
With electric lights, waterworks, tele
phones and sewerage, systems. Glendals
will bn strictly up to date and will take
a leading place amour i b e orogressive
cities of the si4
MAN WHO CALLS UP GHOSTS OF CIVIL WAR ITT BITTER OUT-
BURST AGAINST CONFEDERACY. ON FLOOR OF SENATE.
wa jr ijr
GHOSTS ARE RAISED
Heyburn Attacks Confederacy
on Senate Floor.
QUIET REBUKE IS GIVEN
Vote on Resolution to I-end Tents to
"Rebels" Shows Every Man, Re
publican and Democrat, Is
Against Angry Idahonn.
(Continued From First Page.)
"their cause was a glorious and honor
"Do you expect,", he said, going back
to the contrast of the G. A. R. with the
Confederate Veterans, "that those who
gave their support to the Union cause
would sit Idly by and say nothing when
these issues are raised? They are none
the less patriotic now than they were
in 1S62-4. Could they be less patriotic
and can they complacently permit the
subject of the war to become a Jest in
this age? If so, the sooner we know it
Jeff Davis Interrupts. '
At this point Mr. Heyburn received
his only interruption.
It came from Senator Jeff Davis, of
Arkansas, who, even without awaiting
the permission of the Idaho Senator, ab
ruptly interposed the question:
"Were you in the warT '
"Oh," responded Mr. Heyburn. "that is
the stock question of the cheap re
porter." "I understand," replied Mr. Davis,
"that the Senator represents 264 nig
gers In his state." i
Responding to the' last interruption,
Mr. Heyburn said if there were 264 ne
groes in his state he intended to rep
resent them. He added that he was
not a Senator from his state alone,
but a Senator of the United States as
well.. As for his participation in the
war he said he had been too young for
that, but that he had been very anx
ious to enlist while the war was in
"Rebel"' Flag Should Xot Fly.
Mr. Heyburn said that if there we're
Senators who thought it was proper
that the "Rebel" flag should wave over
the property of the United States,
they could vote for the measure, -but he
would remind them that there were
millions of people in the United States
who have implanted deep in their
hearts the spirit of patriotism and
who would not follow them in their
From the pending measure, Mr. Hey
burn turned temporarily to the ques
tion of the wisdom of placing the
statue of General Lee in the Hall of
the Capitol. He did not mention Gen
eral Lee by name, but he left no doubt
that he had him In mind.
He spoke of the fact that the object
of his remarks had been an officer
in the Army of the United States when
the war broke out, and said he had
done much to' render more serious that
conflict, which had cost the country
millions upon .millions of money and
thousands upon thousands of lives. He
appealed to the people of Virginia and
the South to take the statue back.
"Take Away Lee's Statue."
"In sending us figures for the Na
tional Hall of Fame. I would advise
you." he said, "not to overlook your
Marshalls, your early Leea, your Mon
roes and your Henrys. Don't violate
a sentiment which you know to exist
and which exists today as it did In
"I ask you, in the Interest of loyalty
and harmony, to say to the people who
have sent here this Image to come
and take It away. It may be dear to
you, but it Is not dear to us. Take It.
and worship it If you please, but do'
not Intrude it on the people who do
not want it. Take him home place him
in the most sacred spot. Give him
the dearest place In your local tem
ples, but. for God's sake, don't again
start this spirit out of which the terri
ble troubles of the past arose."
"Bloody Shirt" Not Waved.
Mr. Heyburn here declared that he had
no personal feeling in the matter and
that it was not hia Intention to "wave the
"I am." he said, "as far from doing
that as any man you ever dreamed of.
but I love my country too well to see it
drifting on the shores of discontent and
Declaring that he wouM stand against
such legislation s was proposed if his
K.V, OF IDAHO.
was the only voice to be raised in oppo
sition and that he, would vote against
It if no other Senator did. he insisted that
he did not desire to be interpreted as im
puting disloyalty to any Senator wilo
might differ from him.
GAYN0R SAV11JG MILLIONS
(Continued From First Puf
in their work of reform, but they know
what they are doing. Up to date they
have lopped oft $500,000 from their pay
rolls, and see the way clear to make it
$1,500,000. It may be more, but it cer
tainly will not be less.
For example, the budget appiyipria
tion for the Borough President of Man
hattan for the present year for salaries
is $1,800,000. President McAneny has
made few removals of late, but figures
that he will be able to save $300,000 a
year. He has spent nearly all -his time
since he took office in studying the
organization of his department and the
bureaus under It. As soon as he be
comes fully familiar with every detail,
he will make a cut, which, to quote a
friend, "will make Tammany's hair
Water Commissioner Thompson, who
succeeded McClellan's pet, John O'Brien,
has already lopped off $100,000 of easy
berths. And he admitted that he had
"only skimmed the surface."
For example, Mr. Thompson found
that on his payroll were 10 employes,
described as "caulkers for baths." Nat
urally he made some inquiries and
was told that these men were engaged
in the task of caulking the public
baths whenever they got out of order.
As a wild snow storm was raging at
the time, the Commissioner thought
that probably the baths were not in
use. He was right, for they will not
be towed to their stations along the
North and East Rivers until June.
Caulking Is Question.
"And what do these men caulk, when
there are no baths to caulk?" was the
There was no answer to this, and the
caulkers were directed to caulk outside
the city payrolls until further Instruc
tions. Mr. Thompson found a gang of five
laborers who were directed by five as
sistant foremen and two full foremen..
All of these directors are now out in
the street, and the gang has been con
solidated with another which made up
eight laborers, four assistant foremen
and two foremen. Now all the bossing
of the two gallant parties is done by
one foreman and an assistant.
Fire Commissioner Waldo unearthed
a typical case of small Tammany graft.
The headquarters building In East
Sixty-seventh street is 50 feet by 100
and only four stories high. Seventeen
cleaners were employed there, but the
bulk of them simply drew pay. Now
five do the work and much more satis
factorily. The payroll scandal, despite the fact
that more than $1,000,000 is involved,
is only one item In the list which has
attracted the attention of the men who
are trying to run New York City along
Millions have been wasted in the
past in the matter of purchasing sup
plies, either by carelessness or worse.
Now an up-to-date system has been in
stalled and the city is getting the best
for its money.
Heretofore the city has paid the highest
possible price for telephones, and all sorts
"of small fry officials have had fpee wires
in their homes. Controller Prendergast
has taken this matter up and forced a new
contract with the company, which makes
the rate less instead of more than that
of the ordinary consumer. In addition
the free telephones have been reduced
to a minimum.
There 19 Limit to "Good Tiling."
Certain officials are entitled to tele
phones, and the taxpayers have no ob
jection to their being supplied at the ex
pense of the city. But there U a limit,
and that limit had been far exceeded
under Tammany rude. The list as pre
pared by the Controller meets with gen
eral satisfaction and means the saving of
a large sum of money every year.
The Controller has also read the riot
act to the gas trust and forced a change
in Its contract which is most beneficial
to the taxpayers of Greater New York.
Heretofore It has been the recognized
custom for commissioners to juggle their
appropriations, so that they spent more
than had been set aside for them by the
Board of Estimate. This custom .will
not prevail hereafter, for the Mayor has
made the ruling that any head of depart
ment who exceeds his allottment will be
discharged on the spot. -
The Mayor has also taken a step that
means another saving to the city. He has
held up a number of lease renewals on
the ground that they are excessive, and
announces that unless they are- altered to
suit him that certain city officers will
move. In one case he declared that the
entire building could be leased for half
the sum that was asked for one floor, and
proved It to the satisfaction, or rather the
dissatisfaction, of the landlord.
Recently published statistics show that
during the last year the number of births
in France lias diminished by 12.612. The
number of deaths has Increased by 25.019.
and the population of Franc has decreased
If USE FOR BILL
Federal Incorporation Act
Gives No Relief From Anti
TAFT APPROVES MEASURE
After Introduction in Both Divisions
of Congress, Senator Xewlands
Blocks Second' Reading
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The Federal
incorporation bill, Introduced In Con
gress today. Is not to be pressed for
passage at this session. If the bill
should pass, president Taft has stated
his willingness to stand as its sponsor,
and to take the reponsibillty for hav
ing recommended It.
Further than this, the President told
several callers today that he would not
make the incorporation bill an Admin
istration measure. He declared he felt
he had no right to do so, and that It
did nqt rank with the proposed amend
ments to the Interstate commerce law,
the postal savings banks and the meas
ures designated for the conservation
of natural resources. These latter were
promised In the platform upon which
the President was elected, and he feels
that the party is responsible for their
passage at this session of Congress.
President Taft Relieves that there are
many things in the incorporation bill
that will -commend themselves to the
legislators. He will not attempt to
Influence Senators or Representatives
in its favor, however. The bill goes
to the judiciary committee of Congress
Wall Street Gets Shock.
Wall Street interests, inclined at first
to look upon the idea of a Federal
charter with the utmost favor, were
rather rudely awakened when it was
learned that the President would insist
that in any bill passed on this subject
there should be Included the provision
that nothing In the act should be con
strued as exempting corporations from
the operation of the anti-trust act.
A great many corporations, it is said,
were looking forward to a Federal charter
as an indication that past sins would be
forgiven, provided there' were no more
transgressions in the future.
Frank D. Vanderlip and George W.
Perkins, of New York, who saw the
President last week, told him that the
corporate interests were anything but
pleased with the character of the pro
posed measure, and that few, if any. cor
porations would take advantage of the
No Coercion Planned.
The President, It Is understood, re
torted that the act was a voluntary one
and that the corporation that did not
to come under Federal control need not
do so. He thoughtln time, however,
once the provisions of the act -were com
piled with, they would appeal to corpora
tions and that they would come to see
the many advantages that the act con
tains. As to exempting companies with Fed
eral charters from the operation of the
anti-trust law. the President said that
was Impossible. The constitutionality of
the proposed act is a serious question,
however, as it would deprive the states
of jurisdiction over corporations holding
Already Attorney-General Wlckersham
Is being piled with Inquiries regarding
various features of the bill. He has ex
plained that the organizations whose op
erations are covered b yit are amenable
to National authority, for the reason that
they thus have but one master, as against
4 they might have, did the repeal of
their charters or punishment for offenses
rest with the states.
Features of Measure.
There are a number of reasons ad
vanced why more satisfaction may be
secured by giving -the Federal Courts
jurisdiction. Litigation in the Federal
Courts is more economical and more
rapid, and a Federal jury Is less liable
to prejudice. ' f
One of the main objections to the
bill Is the denial of the right of state
jurisdiction over the corporations, but
the officials believe that, after the law
has had a working chance, it may be
possible to modify its provisions to
make them less objectionable from the
states rights point of view.
The proposed law does not contem
plate supervision of railroads, as they
exerlce the right of eminent domain.
This is a matter that Mr. Wiekershaw
says may be taken up later.
The bill was Introduced by Senator
Clark, of Wyoming, and Representa
tive Parker, of New Jersey, chairmen.
YV. M. I, ADD,
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respectively, of the Senate and House
committees on Judiciary.
In the House, reference of the bill to
the Judiciary committee was made
without objection, but In the Senate
Newlands of Nevada opposed the second
reading of the bill and gave notice that
he would ask tomorrow to have It re
ferred to the committee on interstate
GILBERT NOW VICE-GOVERNOR.
President Taft Nanie9 Indiana Man for
Vacant Philippines Post.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Newton Yv
Gilbert, of Indiana, was nominated today
by President Taft as Vice-Governor of
the Philippines, and Charles B. Elliott,
of Minnesota, as a member of the Philip
pines Commission and Secretary of Com
merce and Police.
Charles E. Magoon, ex-Provincial Gov
ernor of Cuba, was offered the position
of Vice-Governor and Secretary of Com
merce and Police, but declined because
of his doctor's advice that he remain In
this country. Mr. Gilbert will continue
as Secretary of Public Instruction in the
- Monday, Feb. Itth Is
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