Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on May 8, 1908 · 1
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FULL ISSOCIATED PRESS SERYICE - ESTABLISHED 1871 VOL. 39, NO. 129. NAME FOR Body Dug Up on is That ol MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT CAUGHT KIM Prosecuting Attorney for the District Says Evidence Against Lamphere is Ready for Presentation. LaPorte, Ind., May 7.; The identification of another of the bodies dug up on the Guinness farm near here aa that ot O. B. Bugeberg of Iola, Wis., and evidence that he, like Andrew Helgelein of Mansfield, S. I., had been brought Into Mrs. Bell A. Guinness' met through matrimonial advertisements was one of the clarifying features of today's developments in the com plication of the cases. The identification of the bundle of bones and flesh as the remains of Bugsberg was made by the man's eons Nat Bugs-berg, aged 29, and Oscar, two years younger. The young men ai rived here this afternoon. 1 A soaking rain which fell continually for twenty-four hours prevented further excavation about the farm and Sheriff Smulrer devoted the day to unearthing possible evidence which may be used in the trial of Ray Lamphere of the charge of having caused the death of Mrs. Guinness and her three children. The result of his Investigations were such that Ralph N. Smith, prosecuting attorney for the dtoU-ict, announced that he will seek the Immediate indictment of Lamphere and will endeavor to have the case called for trial at the next term of court, which is scheduled to start May 11. , "Lamphere will be on trial within three weeks," said Mr. Smith. "So far as the state is concerned the case is complete and I am ready to present the evidence to the court and jury. - I am satisfied that we have collected testi LEGAL EXPERT NOTORIOUS CASE I, , a JHVQRfE FOR MR. AND ANALYSIS Paris, May T. The legal expert of the court announced his conclusion of t the McKee divorce case today. His finding was In favor of'granting a divorce, holding both Mr. and Mrs. McKee responsible. Formal Judgment will be rendered May 14. The suit was brought in this city by Mrs. Hart McKee, formerly Mrs. Hugh Tevis. The first hearing took place In March. In presenting his conclusion the legal expert related the history of the McKee marriage, and described Mr. McKee and his wife as "spoiled children of fortune" who had fallen desperately in love with each other. Marriage the, day after his divorce was atonement for whatever had occurred before marriage. He said Mr. McKee was a man of uncontrollable temper who always had been interested in occultism and magic; that he had been guilty of great brutality against hie wife and that the repeated scenes of violence had seriously affected her health. He strongly condemned the husband's action after the application for divorce had been filed In Instituting an "infamous inquisition" among Mrs. ( McKee's servants, and he characterized the pumic revelation of the con- '' tents of the wife's love letters as Mr. GREAT BRITAIN RE DUCE BUDGET SHOWS BALANCE ON RIGHT SIDE OLD AGE PENSIONS. ' London, May 7. The budget for the ' first time in many years was presented to the house of commons this evening by the premier, Mr. Asquith, instead of by chancellor of the exchequer. This departure from precedent , i3 a result of the recent changes in the cabinet and it was thought better inasmuch as Mr. Asquith in his capacity as chancellor of the exchequer had prepared the budget, that he should himself explain it to parlia- - merit. No budget of recent years has been awaited with as much interest as this ; one. Everybody was keen to learn of , the government's scheme for old age pensions and the house consequently was packed and its galleries were overflowing with visitors. , Alice commenting Drieny on tne present slackening of trade throughout the world following the boom of 1907, Mr. Asquith announced that Great Britain's realized surplus for the year v 1907-08 amounted to $23,630,000 which he said would be largely applied to the reduction of the national debt. Commenting upon the differentiation In the income tax introduced in the last budget, Mr. Asquith said this had proved practical; that it had worked easily; that it had removed irregularities and that it had brought in $5,400,000 more than had been estimated. The national debt, the premier said, had been reduced by approximately $90,000,000 during the last year. A further reduction of about $75,000,000 would be effected during the current year and Great Britain's debt would then stand at the same figure as twenty years ago. in spite of the great CADAVER Guinness Farm ifugsberg. mony of such a character that Lam-phere's responsibility for the deaths In the fire will be established beyond a reasonable doubt." During the sheriff's absence this afternoon, two men thought to be from Michigan City caused considerable apprehension by breaking Into the carriage house on the Guinness farm where the nine cavaders have been kept since their exhumation. fhe man raised a window of the building and one of them had made his way Into the morgue when discovered by a watchman. The watchman ordered the man away and sent -for the deputy sheriff. The intruders disappeared before, the officer arrived and efforts to discover their Identity failed. It is thought that the man was led by mere curiosity to have a close view of the gruesome skeletons. Lacking the excitement which attended the discovery of the bodies yesterday and Tuesday, the rumor mongers of the town today made use of their opportunity to start many wild stories. These false sensations would be heard at intervals all day. One report Is that Dr. C. S. Mack, coroner of the county, had expressed an official opinion as to the Identity of the body found In the ruined house and since identified as that of Mrs. Guinness. A second story declared that Chicago relations of the woman had decided tr contest the will by which her estate was bequeathed to an, (Continued on Page 6.) AND MRS. M'KEE UU tHAKUi. McKee's crowning outrage against a woman whose principal fault had been that she loved too much. 1 Nevertheless, the law expert concluded, the charges that Mr. McKee had tried to starve his wife and maltreated her child, stolen her jewels, etc., had not been substantiated. As for Mrs. McKee, although she perhap's had been guilty of lack of tact, the charges that she had had unlawful relations with her chauffeur and an Italian nobleman had not been proved. She did nothing eerious before July, 1807, when her love seemed to turn to hate and she began making scandalous and unwarranted charges against Mr. McKee. In his final conclusion, that the divorce should be granted, the legal expert eays such a decision would avoid dishonoring two families which enjoy good reputations in American and that it would spare the children. The expert found that the French courts are competent to try the defamation suit asralnst Colonel Baxter. Mrs. McKee's father, which has grown out of the divorce case, but he declared that neither Colonel Baxter nor his wife was Involved in the divorce issue. ' burden of the South African war. Some other countries, Mr. Asquith said, which were supposed to enjoy a better financial system than Great Britain, were obliged to borrow yearly to make both ends meet. It was not an unhappy reflection on British conditions that in three years the country had been enabled to pay off between $200,000,000 and $250,000,000 of its debt. Mr. Asquith estimated the total expenditure for 1908-09 at $764,345,000 and the revenue on the existing basis of taxation at $788,850,000. Coming to the main feature of the budget, the matter of old age pensions, Mr. Asquith said it had been decided to rule out all contributory schemes and provide the pensions from the national treasury. A hf.neme of pensions was outside the range of practical policies. In order that lunatics, criminals and persons receiving poor law relief should be ineligible under the proposed system. It had been decided to start with a pension of $1.25 a week to persons over 70 years of age in possession of incomes under $130 a year. The premier estimated that the pensioners will not exceed S00.000. As the scheme will not go into effect until January 1, the cost for the current fiscal year will be (only $6,000,000, leaving a balance of $11505,000 out of the estimated surplus of $24,505,000. The premier said he proposed to reduce the duty on ugal- from 4s 2d to Is lOd per hundred-weight with a resultant loss in revenue of $17,000.00. This, with the old age pensions, practically exhausts Mr. Asquith's estimated surplus. Contrary to expectations the premier had do new taxes to propose. ON S DEBT What may be expeoted if the Japanese follow out their system of gymn GREAT PARADE IN SAN FRANCISCO CELEBRATION OF ARRIVAL THE FLEET BEGUN. OF Fifteen Thousand Men Were in Line and of These Mora Than Eight Thousand Were Sailor and the Marines. "' San Francisco, May 7. The great naval and civic parade, constituting the chief feature of today's celebration of the arrival of the Atlantic fleet, started from the foot of Market street on its long march through the leading business sections of the city shortly after 9 o'clock this morning. There was about 15,000 men in line, 8500 being marines and sailors from the vessels in the bay. A large force of regular troops from Presidio, the marine corps, naval militia, national guard of California, veterans of the rebellion and Spanish war, California pioneers and various semi-military organizations and officials and prominent citizens in carriages made up the rest of the procession. Secretary of the Isavy Metcalfe, Governor Gillette of California and staff. Mayor Taylor of San Francisco and Rear Admiral Evans and staff rode in carriages in the first division, which was headed by the grand marshal, Brigadier General Kooster of the national guard of California, and staff. The division was composed of regular troops commanded by Brigadier General Funston, including detachments from the infantry, cavalry, signal corps and United States engineers. The Salt Lake battalion of high school cadets acted as special escort to Rear Admiral Evans, whose carriage was followed by others containing the commanding officers of the fleet and foreign consuls. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the route of the parade and when the people caught sight of Rear Ad-' miral Evans cheering and waving of flags and handkerchiefs began and did not cease until he was out of sight. The second division, headed by Captain Seaton Shroeder, commanding the United States naval forces, consisted entirely of marines and sailors from the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. It was the longest division in the parade and the blue Jackets were enthusiastically cheered all along the line. Colonel D. Smith, commanding a provisional brigade of the national guard of California, headed the third division. A company of signal corps of the militia preceded the Fifth California Infantry, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Hunt. Then came the state naval militia under Captain Bauer, veterans of the Mexican and Spanish wars and a strong detachment of the Grand Army of the Republic, including visiting camps from other cities. Naval veterans of California, League of the Cross cadets, the Columbia Park Boys' club and other seml-mill-tary organizations comprised the rear guard of what undoubtedly was one of the most impressive and picturesque parades ever seen In this city, TRUST FOUND IN ARKANSAS. Brokerage Company Held Guilty of Illegal Combination. j Little Rock. Ark., May 7. Judge' Triber of the federal court has declared the Arkansas Brokerage company, a concern made up of Pine Bluff jobbers, to be a trust and a jury is now considering the amount of damages to be given Dunn & Powell, a local concern alleged to have been driven out of business in Pine Bluff by the combination. Damages to the amount of $10,000 is claimed and under the anti-trust law the court will assess a penalty of three times the amount decided on by the jury. Houston Day at Races. ' Houston, May 7. This was Houston ' day at the races. The biggest crowd ever assembled on the race track was present. Slot Meters Discontinued, j Houston, May 7. The use of slot ; meters for gas stoves in this city is to be discontinued on account of eon- . tinual robberies by Juveniles. J AUSTIN, TEXAS. FRIDAY. MAY 8, Summary of News WEATHER FORECAST. Washington, May 7. New Mexico and West Texas Fair Friday; Saturday increasing cloudiness, probably showers in northern portion. East Texas Fair, warmer Friday and Saturday, light variable winds. GENERAL, Heads of princely, heuses of Germany assembled in Vienna in honor of jubilee of Emperor Francis Joseph. Legal expert appointed by French court passes upon the McKee divorce petitions and finds divorce properly sought. Analysis of notorious scandal. Alabama will fight to establish validity of its rate laws, declared by United States court inoperative, under injunction. Fifteen thousands men in line for great parade in San Francisco In honor of the battleships. Another body of those found buried in Guinness farm is identified as man attracted to woman by matrimonial advertisement. STTF. Advance guard of Commercial Travelers reaches Fort Worth. Mrs. Wyllie accidentally shot at Amarillo. Fort Worth women want trees trimmed enough to clear hats. Unknown negro cut to pieces at Temple. Important work of the Episcopal council at Houston. Negro cook employed at Pallas boarding house confesses attempts to poison entire household. Houston policeman given five years In the penitentiary for misuse of public money. Slot gas meters to be discontinued In Houston because of juvenile robberies. San Antonio boy beaten by Mexican and negro and left on tracks to be run over. LOCAL. Attorney general confers with railroad commission concerning pending litigation. Vital statistics bulletin for March Is made public by state health department. Tax Collector Patterson of Eastland county tells of the recent overflow In that county. One hundred and fifty veterans of the Mexican war are drawing pensions from the state. Original and unique Improvement of East avenue proposed. School board meets and attends to considerable work. Track contests and assembly at the University. Clash between whites and blacks on University campus. Preparations for University commencement. Manager George Walker Is rob'ced of $30. Record of ' Success The Statesman Want Ad Section is one of the most popular advertising mediums in Central or West Texas, patronized by all desiring results and admired for ita success by the reading public If you have any doubts regarding it, try a few Want Ads either Daily or in the StMiday Want Section and be convinced. Cheap, Bui the Best 1908. astic exercises to increase their stature. NEGRO COOK HELD AS A PRISONER HE MADE WRITTEN CONFESSION TO THE POLICE. Harrison Terry Had Been Employed aa a Cook in a Dallas Boarding House and Put Strychnine in Food and Coffee. ' . Dallas, May 7. Harrison Terry, a negro cook in the boarding house of Mrs. P. James, 50 Thomas avenue, today made a written confession of attempts to poison the family and all the boarders by putting strychnine in coffee and on breakfast bacon. He had been angered because he was reprimanded for killing a pet dog and for keeping people awake at night, and he determined to kill the entire household'. A druggist Identified the negro as having purchased strychnine. He Is in jail charged with attempt to murder. All his victims will recover. WASTE OF THE FOREST. Wisconsin Man Does Not Agree That There Has Been Little Lost. San Antonio, May 7. That millions of dollars are every year wilfully wasted by the state of Wisconsin sim p) through heer negligence In the protection of her vast forests, is the assertion of John F. Johnson, president of the Johnson & Field Manufacturing Co., of Racine. Wis. Mr. Johnson is here on his way home from Monterey, Mex., where he has been for the last few weeks recuperating and enjoying a much needed recreation. "The world has been marveling at this wholesale destruction of the country's chief lumber supply base for a "ood many yeaw," he continued. "Up our way, however, not much alarm has been evidenced. Our entire reserves have been entirely wiped away at teast three times in the history of our country. New forests have grown up, and the destruction of the old ones has not been so very noticeable to us who have grown used to it. But we are at least coming to a relaization of th etern fact that this sort of a thing can not last always. Some day not in the very distant future, if the present system of wholesale annihilation Is permitted longer this supply will be exhausted and the rich state of Wisconsin will be without her chief asset. "Fabulous fortunes, and many of them, have been realized through theft from the government lands. I believe this wholesale thievery has been al most stopped, but on the large private forests the work of destruction goes blithely on. It only the timber that is I'sed for lumber were felled, matters would not be so bad. But this is not the case. A great deal more valuable timber is wasted than is used. The problem is a hard one. Our legislators have found There is no way of preventing an owner from cutting off the timber on his own lands, and so there we have it. Its difficult to predict the outcome." In discussing the political situation Mr. Johnson makes the prediction that Senator LaFollette. from that state, will some day be president of the United States. He considers the senator one of the brainiest men In the senate. Pardons Mark Prinoe's Birthday. Madrid, May 7. To commemorate the first anniversary of the birth of the Prince of Asturias, King Alfonso's first son, his majesty today pardoned Ma-kens Iharra and Mala, who have been serving a sentence of nie years' imprisonment for aiding in the escape of Manuel Morales, the man who threw a 'bomb at King Alfonso and Queen Victoria on their wedding day. May 31, 1808. Five Years for Policeman. Beaumont. May. 7. A Jury at 3:22 this afternoon returned a verdict' of guilty with five years penitentiary sentence in the case of Eugene Hart-nett. a policeman, charged with misapplying public money. SECOND OLDEST PAPER IN TEXAS. FORESTRY DEBATE Proven. Agricultural Bill "X3X 'Nfxsnv t uioo, i CULBERSON ON PRESIDENT AND RATE RUMOR House Completes Discussion of Sundry Civil Appropriation BillNo Secret Record in Paper Trust Inquiry. Washington, May 7. The forestry provision of the agricultural appropriation bill was before the senate several hours today. Senator Teller of Colorado denounced that service aa unwise and its administration arbitrary, while Senator Depew of New York spoke in advocacy of the extension of the work of the forestry service. An address In support of the bill to establish postal savings batiks was made by Senator Clark of Montana. Senator Culberson of Texas called the attention of the senate to the newspaper publications to the effect that the president and the interstate commerce commission agreed to allow tho railroads to increase freight rates. This suggestion precipitated a discus sion as to the power of the president or the commission to any such an agreement. The senate passed a bill anDrorjriat- lng $5000 toward the erection of a monument to Pocahontas at Jamestown, Va. At 5:45 o'clock the senate ad journed. - Sundry Civil Bill. Washington, May 7. After ten days discussion, consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill was completed by the house today, but before putting it on its passage, a recess until tomorrow was taken. The bill carries a total appropriation of $106,966,-369 or $1,241,000 more than was reported by the committee. The principal discussion of the day HONOR PAID TO EMPEROR-KING HEADS OF THE PRINCELY HOUSES OF GERMANY IN VIENNA. Vienna, May 7. The heads of the princely houses of Germany, led by Emperor William, assembled in Vienna today to present their congratulations to Emperor Francis Joseph on the oc casion of the jubilee of his crowning as emperor-king of Austria-Hungary and to inaugurate a series of festivities with which the jubilee was celebrated throughout the dual 'monarchy today. Emperor William and the empress arrived at the Meidllng railroad sta tion this morning from Pola where they landed yesterday. The royal visitors were met and welcomed at the station by Emperor Francis Joseph who accompanied them by train to , another station near Schoehbrunn palace known as Pensing. Here there was a great gathering of notables to receive the German, emperor and his wife. This unique gathering of royalty attracted a host of visitors into Vienna and the city has been decorated with bunting while triumphial arches span the thoroughfares. Nothing wad left undone to make the occasion both brilliant and memorable. It is a long time since the people of Vionna have seen such a gathering of sovereigns and princes as greeted Em EPISCOPAL WORK BEFORE COUNCIL BISHOP KINSOLVINGAND AUSTIN PE0-PLE CHIEF FIGURES AT HOUSTON. Houston, May 7. The best feature of the Episcopal council last night was a spicy address by Rev. Q. W. R. Cadman, chaplain of aisnop Kinsolvlng, Austin, on behalf of spiritual welfare of University students i at Austin. Adoption of a new con-: stitution of the diocese of Texas oc-1 cupled the attention of the council the ureater part of the morning. Judge Simpkins of the law department of j ' the University of Texas, delegate from j j Austin, read the constitution article j by article, section by section and it ' ! was adoDted with slight amendment i ' by two-thirds vote of the council. The new constitution was rormany aaopieu. Similar action was taken on a number of new canons proposed. Officers of the council stand for the ensuing year: Bishop, Rt. Rev. George H. Kinsolvlng, D. D., Austin; standing committee. Rev. Charles S. Aves, president, Galveston; Robert M. Elgin, secretary, Houston; Rev. George L. Crockett, W. V. B. Watson, Rev. T. B. Lee. Secretary, Rev. George L Crockett, San Augustine. Treasurer, W. V. R. Watson, Houston. Registrar, Rev. George L. Crockett. Chancellor. George E. Mann, Galveston. Treasurer diocesan mission fund, John L. Brockenbrough, Wttco. Board of diocesan missions, the bishop ex-oftlcio, president. Rev. E. A. Temple, Rev. P. O. Sears, Rev. S. G. Porter. Rufus Cage. Secretary, John L. Brockenbrough. Treasurer, A. S. Cleveland. Trustees of Episcopal endowment fund: John H. Robinson. Jr., C. L. Johnson, W. S. Simpkins. Trustees University of South: Rev. E. C. Seaman, Q. W. Jackson. Treasurer. A. STATE SERYICE THIT IS UNEXCELLED r: ii ait: ci 1 n. related to the salary and wage scale to be paid in the construction of the Panama canal. Tiie committee had inserted a provision providing that such salaries and wages should not exceed 25 per cent in excess of, the salaries and wages paid in the United States for similar work. The provision was defeated, It to 101. At 5:10 p. m. a recess was taken un- til 11:30 tomorrow. No Secret Record Wanted. Washington, May 7. That there will be no secret record In the committee of the house investigating the wood pulp and print paper question was made evident today when Chairman Mann refused to receive from a witness in confidence the names of certain newspaper publishers. The incident aroae during the testimony of C. L. Knight, publisher of the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. Mr. Knight had stated that to his knowledge the Increase in the price of paper had wiped out the profits of a number of papers in Ohio and in fact, had forced one of them to the necessity of borrowing money to meet its pay rolls. When called upon by Chairman Mann to give the names of these publishers he declined to do so on ttis ground that the Information came to him In a personal manner and that the publishers had been "hit hard enougl already without proclaiming to tha world the. fact that they were bankrupt." (Continued on Page 6.) peror Francis Joseph today. Headed by Emperor William of Germany and the empress and two of their children, Prince August William and Princess Victoria Louise, the list Includod Prince Leopold, the regent of Bavaria; the King of Saxony, the King of Wur-temburg, the grand duke of Baden, the grand duke of Saxe Weimar, tha grand duke of Oldenberg, the grand duke of Mecklenburg Sctnyerln, Duke Frederick of Anhalt, Prince Leopold IV of Lippe, and Prince George of Schaumburg Lippe. Emperor William spent the afternoon in calling on the archdukes ami tha varlouii embassies. Francis Joseph also took a long carriage ride through tlie streets of tho city and called upon the German princess. He received an. ovation from the people wherever he went. The imperial guests were given a magnificent reception. The route from thp railroad station to Schoen-brunn palace, which was lined with troops, was decorated with Venetian masts and flags and tilled with a great throne of people from the city and its suburbs. (Continued on Page 6.) S: Cleveland. Richard W. Franklin, examining chaplain. Rev. P. G. Sears, Rev. G. W. R, Cadman and Fred Von Rosenberg were elected to succeed Rev. T. B. Lee and R. L. Brown, whose terms of office expired. They serve with Rev. T. J. Windham, H. Y. Hutehins, Rev. C. S. Aves. Walter Bremond on the board of regents for the Toung Ladles' Church institute. Houston Educators Go to Dallas. Houston, May 7. The local delegation appointed by County Superintendent L. L. Pugh to attend the state educational rally at Dallas, Friday and Saturday left Houston this evening for Dallas. A great deal of Interest has been manifested In tha conference, for the reason that the definite program Is to be mapped out for the campaign for the educational amendment to the stat constitution to be voted on by people of the state this fall. Unknown Negro Cut to Pieces. Temple. Texas. May 7. An unknown negro man, aged about 20 years, met a horrible death by being run over by a Santa Fe freight train last night near the Katy railroad crossing. The negro was evidently stealing a ride when he lost his footing and fell under the wheels. The body was ground to pieces by the wheels- and was so badly mangled as to be unrecognizable. Tile identity of the dead man could not be learned. The body was buried at the expense en tna county after a coroner's Jury had rendered a verdict in accordance with above facts.

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