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STOESSEL IS GUILTY
RESULT OF COURT-MARTIAL FOR
SURRENDER OF PORT ARTHUR.
Court Recommends That Death 8en-
' tence Upon General Stoessel Be
Commuted to Ten Years' Imprison-
ment Smirnoff and Rciss Acquitted.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 21. General
BlocHsol has been condemned to death,
(Joncral Foci: has been reprimanded,
nnd' OohcimIh Smirnoff nnd Hclss liavo
been acquitted. The court recom
mends that the de.Mh sentence upon
Oonoral Stoessel bo commuted to ten
years' imprisonment in a fortress and
that bo bo excluded from the service.
General Vodnr, president of the
court, read the sentences amid a tense
Klkmco. By a great effort of self-control,
General Stoessel maintained a
ijgid. soldlor-llko Impassivity. General
Smirnoff ulna wus seemingly un
moved, but there wcro tears in the
eyes Of General Heiss.
The sentence of death was pro
nouucod upon General Stoessel "for
surrendering the fortress before all
the means of defense had been ex
hausted; for failing to enforce his au
thority, nnd for military misdemean
Commutation of the sentence was '
asked on the ground that "Port Ar
thur, beset by overwhelming forces,
defended itself under General Stoqs
scl'u leudciship with unexampled
stubbornness and flllod the world with
sistoniHhmcut at the heroic courage of
its garrison; that several assaults had
been repulsed with tremendous losses
on the pail of the enemy; that Gen
eral Stoessel, throughout the slego,
had maintained the heroic courage of
the defenders, and, finally, that he
bad Liken energetic part in three cam
paigns." The passing of the death sentenco
upon Lieutenant General Stoessel is a
linrsh and tragic ending of the career
or this Russian commander who, threo
years ago, was acclaimed around the
world as the "Hero of Port Arthur."
Tho general, who was decorated by
Ktnperor William of Germany and hon
ored by the Russian army for his gal
lant dofenso of the Port Arthur fort
ress, has now been tried and found
wanting in courage and capability by
Ills own people and sentenced to give
up his life to tho fetish of army pres
lige. Even Stoessel's former enemies,
tho Japanese, have come forward to
&ay that he does not deserve this
treatment at the hands of his country.
PLOT FOILED BY POLICE
St. Petersburg Authorities Round Up
Band of Terrorists.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 22. Tho frus
tration in this city of a terrorist plot
and the arrest on tho streets of no
loss than fifty men and women for al
leged complicity was followed by tho
npturo in suburban towns of several
other persons Implicated In tho nbor
tivo attempt al assassination, who
were gathered in just as they were
trying to escape The police believo
they have made the most important
nnd telling move against the terror
ists that lias been engineered in bev
The plot came vory much nearer
maturity than did' the last unsuccess
ful conspiracy against the emperor,
the participants in which were tried
and condemned lust July. According
to the police, the bund that started out
Thursday to do murder hud two vic
tims In view, Grand Duke Nicholas
Nlcbolaievitch and M. Chtcboglovitoff,
'the minister of justice. Both tho
Brand duke and tho minister were to
have been assassinated between their
residences and the rallioad station
for Tsarskoo Set), where they were
going to see the emperor. Two dis
4lnct revolutionary organizations wero
concerned. The first had its head
quarters in Finland and the second
waB the so-called Northern Flying col
umn, recruited In the vicinity of Mos
cow. Alarmed at tho recent arrests of
agitators at Vlborg ami Holslngfors
nnd the prospective closing of Finnish
territory as si shelter trom which to
conduct their operations, 'the first or
ganization decided to put its plans
into immediate execution. The Mos
cow allies were notified' end joined
tho group trom Finland In St. Peters
burg. The police, however, had been
informed of what was in the air, and
took stops accordingly. They decided
to spring the trap, and as a icault al
most till the men nnd women implicat
ed are now in prison. The entire force
of the secret service was employed.
Somo wero detailed to follow the sus
pects from the time they arrived in
St. Petersburg, while others patrolled
rhc streets In tho vicinity of the resi
dences of the grand duke and M.
Chtchegloviloff. which are only a few
doors apart. Ylisn. a: a given signm
the police- descended on their pre.
nnd the fighting and arrests followed
Most of Uio prisoners nre young, ho
twoen seventeen nnd twenty-one yearn,
well dressed, tind well supplied with
Market Street Bank Closes at 'Frisco.
San Francisco, Feb 22 The Mar
ket Street hank did not open Us doors
Its financial condition Is being Investi
gated by the bank commissioners. The
bank has deposits amounting to $1,
132.200. The nfflclnlH or the Institu
tion claim that It Is solvent, but state
tbey ure pressed for money to meet
Illinois Mayor Disappears.
Nashville, III., Feb. 22. Jacob
Gehrlng, mnyor of Alhumbra, has dis
appeared and nil efforts to locate him
have proved futile. He disappeared
TRAIN HITS COACH; SIX KILLED
Vehicle Caught Between Crossing
Gates With No Chance to Escape.
Spring Valley, N. Y., Fob. 24. A
foam-specked pair of horses that tore
through tho streets, dragging between
t.iom a splintered wagon pole, brougnt
to tho village the first nows of n grauo
crossing uccldent, in which nine mem
bers oi its most prominent families
were either killed outright or .fright
Tho runaways brought up at the liv
ery stablo of George Young, from
wnoin they had been hired the night
beforo to take a party of men and
girls to a basketball game at Nyack.
hemming in the early hours of tho
day, tho wagon load of merrymakers
was run down at West Nyack cross
ing by an Ontario and Western ex
press train. Four of the party were
Instantly killed, two died while being
removed to the Hudson county hos
pital at Hoboken and the other three
lie in a serious condition at that in
stitution. The dead: George Iteith, asslstnnt
superintendent of the telephone office
and manager of the Spring Valley
basketball team; Nelson May, who
drove tho team; Bertha Singer, Edith
Singer, George Shinn, a basketball
player, and Jeanette Palmer.
The responsibility for the accident
is in dispute. The survivors cannot
be questioned as yet, and the only
other witness was the crossing gate- i
tender. He claims that the team was
driven through the lowered' gates.
Tho gate on the side of approach was
broken down, but the opposite gate
was intnet and, if previously lowered,
must htivo been hurdled by the fright
ened horses after the wagon had been
struck and torn from its pole. Tho
animals wero uninjured.
CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER
Jury Takes Forty Hours to Arrive at
Pawneo City, Neb., Feb. 24. The
jury In tho Frank murder trial, after
being out about forty hours, returned
a verdict of manslaughter. On the
first ballot the Jury stood six for con
viction and six for acquittal, and prac
tically remained so for sixty-eight bal
lots. Ernest Frank, a wealthy farmer,
was Indicted two months ago, charged
with killing his young wife. The
crime was committed last April, but
it was thought at the time the girl
hnd committed suicide. The body
was found in the farm home. Tho
couple bad been married but a short
time before the killing. The convicted
man lb well connected.
Cannot Pass on Right Way to Alight.
Lincoln, Feb. '21. Tho supreme
court bays that it is out of its province
to penalize a woman who descends
fiom u street car backwards. The case
Is ono in which Mrs. Emma Hoskovec
fcuod the Omaha Street Hallway com
pany for damages as a result of in
juries received while alighting from a
street car. The defense of the com
pany was that Mrs. Ho&kovcc violated'
the plainly printed rules by ulightiug
from the car backwards. The supreme
court says it cannot take cognizance
of what is tho light way to alight from
a car, and must accept the evidence.
Tho trial court Is reversed.
Bryan Back in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Feb. 25. After a month of
spcechmaking in the south and east,
W. J. Bryan returned to his Lincoln
home for a stay of two duys, when he
will go direct to Mississippi. Mr.
Bryan came fiom Kansas City es
pecially to address tomorrow night the
Nebraska Editorial association, which
began its annual meeting last evening
with n talk by E. W. Howe, editor of
the Atchison Globe. After his trip to
Mississippi, which will be brief, Mr
Bryan will leturn to Nebraska for a
stay of several days. His present plan
is to attend the Democratic state con
vention at Omaha March 5
U. P. Lays Off Three Trains.
Columbus, Nob., Fob. 25. Retrench
ment in freight service on Its branch
lines was Inaugurated by the Union
Pacific when three trains were laid' off
on the Columbus division. The Grand
island local freight was discontinued
and truftic will be handled by the
through freight. The Norfolk branch
train undo its? lafit run yosterday, and
the local to Spalding will be continued
PEIEST IS MURDERED
DENVER PRELATE VICTIM OF
Father Leo Helnrlchs Shot to Death
In St. Elizabeth's Church While Ad
ministering Sacrament to Italian An
archist. Denver, Feb. 24. Father Leo Heln
rlchs was shot and killed when ad
ministering tho sacrament at early
mabs In St. Elizabeth's Catholic
church, Eleventh and Curtis street,
this city, at 6 a. m. Kneeling at the ultar
rail, between two women Giuseppe
Guarnacclo pressed the muzzle of a re
volver against the body of the priest,
alter receiving from him the conse
crated tt wafer, and shot the priest
through the heart. Exclaiming, "My
God. my God," Father Leo fell pione
in iroiit of the altar and died without
uttering another word.
With an inarticulate scream, 'the as
sassin sprang Into tho aisle and, wav
ing the smoking pistol about his head,
dashed to the church door. For a
moment the hundred or more people
in the church were dazed. Then a
woman shrieked and the congregation
became panic stricken. Some women
fainted and many became hysterical.
Several men rushed to the aid of tho
pHnst and others started in pursuit
of mo murderer Among the latter was
Patrolman Daniel Cronln, who over
took the fleeing Italian on the church
steps. Giuseppe attempted to shoot
the policeman nnd was foiled nnd
overpowered only nfter a desperate
fight, In which several men had come
to the assistance of the officer. The
murderer was hurriedly removed' to
tho city 'jnll and, as threats of sum
mary justice wero made by men in
the crowd which quickly gathered in
"front of the church, Chief of Police
Delaney called out the reserve force
of patrolmen, who were kept on guard
day and night.
Deputy Coroner Daniel Hayes took
charge of Father Leo's body, which
was removed to the city morgue. A
single hole in the white communion
robes of the priest showed that the
bullet had gone straight to the heart.
The bullets remaining in the revolver
had been sharpened to a fine point.
Giuseppe was placed in solitary con
finement at the city Jail. He admitted
to a policeman, who interviewed him,
that tho priest whom he had' killed
was a stranger to him, ami in explana
tion of his crime, made the following
Has Grudge Against All Priests.
"I Just went over there because I
have a grudge against ail priests In
general. They are all against the
worklngman. I went to the commun
ion rail because I could get a better
shot. I did not give a damn whether
he was a German priest or. any other
kind of a priest. They are all In the
same class. I left Italy three months
ago; went first to Central America and
than came to the United States and to
Denver. I am an anarchist, and I am
proud of It. I shot him, and my only
regret Is that I could not lmve shot
the whole bunch of priests in the
church. I am a shoemaker, but have
not worked since coining to Denver."
Although no actual demonstration
against tho murdexcr of Father Leo
had been made, there was much talk
around town throughout the day of tho
justice of lynching him. In order to
avoid an attack on the city jail,
Giuseppe was taken to the county jail,
a moro easily defended building,
where ho remained several hours.
Small groups of men begun to congre
gate near the county jail, and after a
consultation the authorities decided
to take Giuseppe out of town. Accord
ingly, he was hustled into an automo
bile and a fast run was made to Lit
tleton, fourteen miles from Denver,
where a train was boarded for Colo
Father Fuesbius, senior assistant
pastor to Father Leo, received a tele
gram from tho father provincial at
Paterson, N. J., requesting that the
body of the murdered prlcsf. be
shipped there for interment. This will
bo done, and In order that the bony
may arrive there not later than next
Sunday, funeral services will bo held
hero on Wednesday. Though the cus
tom of the Franciscan order permits
of no eulogy of the deud at funeral
services or members, this rule will not
oe rcliowed in tne case of Famer Ltso,
oecauso of tho tragic nature or his
death. Rev. Father William O'Ryan
of St. Leo's church will deliver the
eulogy over the remains of Father
Leo, and at the same time will preach
n sermon ou anarchism and socialism.
In all likelihood Father Fuesbius will
conduct the funeral ceremonies. The
funeral will bo attended by the entire
body of Knights of St. John, Knights
of Columbus and' other Catholic or
ders. There Is u politician now serving his
state In congress who Is well known
for Ills disinclination to admit that he
Is 111, as well as for his circumlocutory
method of expression,
One day u friend asked after the
great man's health.
"Thomas," said the represenlntlvu
cautiously, "I nm not well, but I am
better Mum I was when I was worse
than 1 now am."- Lipplucott's.
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ROAD BACKS POSHOLDERS.
Union Pacific Tells Them to Stand Pat
Against Nebraska Law,
Lincoln, Feb. 25. Puss-holders, re
ceiving their transportation through
the Union Pacific, will have the i all
road behind' them It' they icslst the
state in Its prosecutions under the
anti-pass law. This is the informa
tion that has come to the railroad com
mission from Platte county, where the
county attorney is now determined to
begin .criminal action under the new
law at.pnce. County Atlornoy Hem-Icy
delayed for a time, having received in
tlnuitlons that the passes would be re
turned. During the negotiations thai
took place the attitude of the railroad
was made known. Where passes have
boen held prosecutions will at once be
Attorney Edsou Hlch of Omahn. rep
resenting the Union Pacific, sent n
letter to the railroad commissioners
in which he made fuither explanations
of tho pass situation. In this lie says
tho transportation given surgeons in
Nebraska by the Union Pacific is In
accordance with continuing contracts
entered with them in 190G and" under
which the passes are renewed each
year. The contracts were mude befou
the enactment of the anti-pass law.
hence the claim the transportation is
EDMISTEN FORFEITS BOND
Former Populist Leader Fails to An
swer in Court.
Omnlia, Feb. 25. James H Edmis
ten of Lincoln, former chairman of the
Populist tate committee and state
oil inspector under the last Populist
regime in Nebraska, failed to appear
In the United States district court in
answer to indictments charging him
with frauds In several .land transac
tions, and Judge W. H. Munger de
clared his bonds of $10,000 forfeited.
Tllesewcre two bonds of $5,000 each,
on which John A Edmlnten, brother,
signed1 his name as surety.
The whereabouts or Fdmlaten is a
matter of conjecture. That Is the
reason for the forfeiture of his bond.
Iast week a rumor was circulated that
he had left for Mexico after having
disposed of all his property, amount
ing to some $30,000. Friends of Ed'
misten denied this rumor and said he
was in North Platte, near which place
he was arranging to engage extensive
ly in the ranch business,
No Trace of Missing Girl,
Nelson, Neb., Feb. 24. Careful and
systematic searching in all tho large
cltleB of the west has failed to uolve
the mystery of the disappearance of
Myrtle Martin, fourteen years old.
The girl was abducted' from her home
near here by an unidentified man in
an automobile. She wan tho star wit
ness in an important criminal trial.
His Life Saved by Faithful Dog.
Louisville, Neb.. Feb. 24. Ithprls
oned In an empty well for tw.61 hlghta
and almost three days without food or
drink, Dyion McNealy was saved from
a terrible deatli when his dog led a
party of searchers to tho abandoned
well into which he had fallen whllo
hunting. He was taken out half dead.
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has homo tho signature of
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supervision since its infancy.
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