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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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LOUIS AULTMAN OF BOSTON ,
ALIAS MILLER OF OMAHA.
HE SUCCUMBED AT 1:30 : TODAY
THOUGHT HE WAB..TALKING TO
DEADWOOD DICK AT TIMES.
A CHARGE ON PILGEhw 7
From a Bullet Received While Mak
ing an Escape From the Police
Tuesday , One of the Smoothest
Bonesteel Crooks Loses Life Here.
Louis Aultman of Boston , alias
Louis Miller of Omaha , who was shot
by Officer Pllger Tuesday morning In
making a sensational escape from a
hotel , died at the Norfolk sanitarium
today. Death came at 1:30 : this morn-
A charge of "murder In the first de
gree" has been filed against Police
man Pllger by Alex Morrison , a citi
zen. The charge is filed In the court
of Justice Chester A. Fuller.
No coroner's Inquest has been
called. In the absence of County At
torney Mapes , Mayor M. C. Hazen , his
partner , was given charge of this mat
ter. He did not consider an Inquest
essential , as the facts of the death
were known and he considered the
expense of an inquest an unnecessary
burden to the county.
Coroner Kindred , of Meadow Grove ,
thought an Inquest should be held
and will arrive on the noon train to
hold the same.
The dying man made no statement
Talking to Pals.
He said several times before he
died that he was sorry for what he
had done. He as much as admitted In
this manner , his theft and his blame
for his fatal wound.
For an hour before his death he
was comatose , making no statement
whatever. Steveral short bits of
thought were caught by the nurse at
times when he was out of his head.
At one timeh e thought he was talk
Ing to "Deadwood Dick. " After he
had been talking for a ttme.aithe
nurse said , "Why , I'm not 'Deadwood
"Oh , " said Aultman , "I thought you
At one time he said , "I can't get
around that place. "
jvuu u um , UUUIMU& uo ayujvtin uia
comrades , he said , "You get out of
this crowd. That's too much money
to be carrying In this jam. "
"Is this bullet fatal ? " he asked of
"I can't say , " said the nurse. Why ?
Would you want your people notified
If you were to die ? "
"Yes , " said the wounded thug. "I
After that , though , he had lapsed off
Into unconsciousness and never re-
.ailed that he would die , In time to
give any message to his mother.
Telegram From Boston.
A telegram from Boston , signed by
an Aultman who may be a brother or
father , came to the police yesterday.
"Give age and complexion , " It said ,
"of man shot resisting arrest. "
The message came "to police head
quarters. " It read :
"Please Inform me about the age
and complexion of Lewis Aultman ,
that was shot for resisting arrest.
S. Aultman , 53 Leverett street , Bos
His Real Name.
Although the man registered at the
Norfolk House , just after he had stol
en the grip , as "Louis Miller , of
Omaha , " Aultman Is thought to be his
real name. He Is said to have regis
tered at Bonesteel In the land filing
as "Louis Aultman , of Boston. "
Just before the operation la which
the fatal ball of lead was extracted ,
Aultman , as he lay on the table , was
.asked by a representative of The
News what was his name.
"Aultman , " said he.
"How old are you ? "
"Where are you from ? "
"Whom were you with there ? "
"What is your first name ? "
"Oh , Mary. "
The last utterance from the lips of
the dying thief , a little while before
he had passed away in the hospital
was heard by the nurse.
"Oh , Mary , " he exclaimed , and died
Speaks of Mother.
During his Illness , Aultman spoke
of his mother , of a father , brothers
and sisters. "This will be an awfu
blow to them , " he said.
All along he seemed to think be
would recover. "I will not die In this
place , " he declared. "I shall get wel
I must get well. "
Pllger Used no Club.
A report has been spread upon the
streets that Officer Pllger used a clut
upon Aultman la the hotel room. Th
LTV ; it-
1 itory la absolutely without founda
tion. It has been frequently asserted
that Mrs. Wagner , landlady tit the ho
tel , saw the act anil was ready to
make allldavlt to that effect.
Investigating the rumor , The News
received a denial of this assertion
from Mrs. Wagner.
"Did you see Pllger enter Aultman's
room ? " was asked.
"Did Pllger strike Aultman with n
club , or did he pound up Aultman In
any way ? "
"He did not. While Aultman was
sitting In bed , Pllger hurried him up.
Aultman said , 'I never stole that grip. '
At that Pllger gave him a slight cuff
on the face to get him up. Ho did
-lot pound Aultman , did not use a
% / , Tl > r 'eftI ' I knew nothing
. tf.tll . , as I cleaned my lamps , I
hea. % / . pistol report. "
"Did .tltman pay his bill ? "
Paid Hotel Bill.
"Yes , ho paid me for his room , fif
ty cents In advance. "
"uir no nave any oiner money.
"I don't know. I didn't see any. "
At the sanitarium Aultman was
found to have sixty cents In his pos
session. It was rumored , without
foundation , on the streets that he had
Officer Pllger , asked about his beat
ing up the thug , said :
"It Is a lie. It was started out of
whole cloth. I slapped him when he
refused to get out of bed. I did not
touch him with my fist or club. "
Officer Pllger , whom the great ma
jority of Norfolk citizens uphold In
his act as the only thing that an of
ficer could do under the circumstanc
es , appeared before Justice Fuller this
morning and his case was continued
until August 25.
RAILROAD DETECTIVE WILL BE
GIVEN NEW TRIAL.
CHARGED WITH SHOOTING LUSE
Went to Serve a Warrant for Shooting
a Horse and Luse is Said to Have
Drawn a Gun , When the Detective
Fired and Killed Him.
Ainsworth , Neb. , Aug. 4. Special
to The News : Fred M. Hans , the
railroad detective , is out of jail on
$10,000 ball bond , pending his appear
ance before the next term of the dis
trict court In Brown county.
The history of his case is as fol
lows : On April 9 , 1901 , Hans was In
insworth as a detective for the F. E.
& M. V. railroad company , looking up
case of train robbery in the west-
rn part of the county. One , Zack
Foster came to town while he was
lere and swore out a warrant for the
.rrest of DavlJ ( O. Luse who was
harged with shooting a horse. The
varrant was placed In the hands of
Hans for service and he went to the
use home where he vwas admitted
.o the house and read the warranL
, use said he would obey the summons
but would have Uptake time to get
eady to leave. His first move was
o send his children out of the house
nto the woods and one of the main
questions of the trial was to deter
mine his motive in sending the chil
dren away. Then he went to a bed
room where there was a gun , which
lans would not permit him to take
hold of. Then he entered another
room where there were two revolvsi
ers , and Hans , being a cautious man ,
would not allow him to touch
them. Finally Luse said that he
would have to get his overcoat , be
hind which was a gun. Instead of
taking the coat he pulled out a gun
and told Hans he would shoot him ,
jut the detective was the quicker and
got his shot in first as Luse was get
ting his gun In readiness.
After the killing of Luse , Hans came
o town and Informed the coroner of
what he had done. The coroner em
panneled a jury and made a close In
vestigation , their verdict being that
D. O. Luse came to his death by a
pistol shot fired by F. M. Hans In self
defense while serving a warrant , and
There the matter rested until
March , 1903 , when the grand Jury was
called and an Indictment was found ,
charging Hans with murder la the
second degree. A trial la the district
court on October 17 , 1903 , by a Jury
resulted in Hans being found guilty
as charged and the judge sentenced
the detective to the penitentiary for
A transcript was taken to the su
prerae court and the decision of the
district court was reversed and anew
now trial ordered for the coming term
of the district court in October.
A majority of the citizens seem to
think that Hans has been wrongfully
persecuted and that at the next trla
he will be given his liberty and an
Admiral Cooper Retires.
Washington , D. C. , Aug. 4. Rea
Admiral Philip H. Cooper , comman
der-la-chlef of the Asiatic station
was placed on the retired list today
PRESIDING ELDER OF THE NOR
OPERATION THIS AFTERNOON
As a Last Hope In Trying to Save the
Life of the Well Known Divine ,
Who Suffers From Abscess of the
Liver , Surgeons Prepare.
Presiding Elder Fletcher M. Slsson
of the Methodist Episcopal church ,
Norfolk district , lies at the point of
death In his home on South Fourth
street , this city. .
It Is feared that he can not recov
er. Suffering from abscess of the
liver , the presiding elder will under
go a surgical operation at his home
this afternoon as a final hope of sav-
Inn his llfn
Dr. Summers of Omaha arrived
In Norfolk at 1 o'clock to perform the
surgical operation. |
Dr. Slsson Is prominent throughout
the state , and Is well known over the
entire country. Ho has been presid
ing elder In this district for three
years and was prior to that , presiding
elder In Omaha. Ho was delegate to
the International Methodist confer
ence at Los Angeles last spring.
News of his extremely critical con
dition will come as a distressing blow
to hundreds of friends In both Norfolk
and the entire district It Is hoped
that the operation may , against pres
ent indications , save the life of the
well known divine
LEWIS AND CLARK MEMORIALIZED
Monument Dedicated to Explorers at
Fort Calhoun Governor Mickey
and General Went Present.
Omaha , Aug. 4. On the occasion
of the celebration of the centennial
anniversary of the first conference
with Indians east of the Missouri , held
at Fort Calhoun sixteen miles north
of here yesterday , a handsome Lewis
and Clark monument was dedicated ,
the exercises being witnessed by
three thousand Nebraskans. It was
a representative crowd , coming from
all parts of the state.
Governor Mickey graced the occa
slon with the presence of himself and
his staff. The government was also
represented by General Went and a
battalion of the Thirteenth infantry.
A FARM IN NORTH DAKOTA
Registration for the Devil's Lake In-
dlan Reservation Begins.
Washington , Aug. 4. The general
land ofllce has announced that the
registration at Devil's Lake and
rand Forks , N. D. , for the Devil's
Lake Indian reservation lands which
are to bo opened to settlement , will
b : egin at 9 a. m. August 8 The regls-
ti ration will close at 6 p. m. August
RUSSIANS TRIED TO GET OUT BUT
THE MOVEMENT WAS A FAILURE
Russians Tried to Get Torpedo Boats
and Destroyers Out of Port Arthur ,
but Were Prevented by the Japanese -
ese Boats on Guard.
Tokio , Aug. 4. Twelve torpedo boat
iestroyers , four torpedo boats and
some gun boats emerged from the liar-
bor at Port Arthur on the night of
August l , but were driven back by
the Japanese warships on guard outside -
side the harbor entrance.
JAPS OCCUPY HAI CHENG.a
Were Victorious in the Battle of SI-
Toklo , Aug. 4. The Japanese , vic
torious in the battle of Simoncheng ,
have advanced and occupied Hal
Commander of Vladivostok Squadron
Squares His Government
SL Petersburg , Aug. 4. An official
report has been received from Ad
. miral Skyrdloff , commanding the Vlad
ivostok squadron , of the recent raid.
. He explains the reasons for detain
ing a number of vessels and details
the results of the examination of
each. The report clears up a number
of matters of International Interest
which have thus far been unexplained
and relieves the Russian government
from certain accusations that have
been made by the press of England
Golf at Southampton.
New York , Aug. 4. The most Im
portant golf event In the metropoli
tan district this week is the annual
Invitation tournament of the Shlnno-
cock Hills Golf club , which opened at
Southampton today and will continue
through the remainder of the week
Some of the best players In the coun
try are taking part , and as the course
this season Is In particularly good
copdltlon , a most successful tourna
meat is expected.
LIFE OF SENATOR FAIRBANKS
Biography and Speeches of the Vice
Presidential Candidate Will be
.1 Ciimpnign Document.
Indianapolis , liul. , AUK. I To ( In1
'ampulgn ' lltonituro being distributed
iy Ilio republican iiutloinil commit too
lum > will he added thlH week 11 voj-
line containing the biography and
speeches of Senator Fairbanks , the
audldate for vice proHldoul. The
look was prepared byV. . II. Smith ,
veteran newspaper man of Indiana ,
half million copies of the book In
iWper-bound form will bo dlHtrlbiited
: hroughout the country during the
Minpalgn Just begun.
The author MIVH that ( ho blogra-
thy of Senator Fairbanks was a hard
) iio to wrlto iiH far as variety In con-
oniod. "Hln boyhood" says Mr.
Smith , "did not offer the Incidents
that the boyhood periods of other
men oft'or. Ho WUH just a fanner hey
) f very ordinary life. At college ho
was just a good student , whllo his
rise In politics has been HO rapid that
t does not give much material for
he biographer. "
Falls City Chnutauqua.
New Albany. Ind. , Aug. I. Bright
prospects oxlst for the miccoss of this
year's session of the Now Albany and
foffersonvllle Chuutuitqua assembly ,
which opened today at Olenwood
park. The ten '
days' program Is re
plete with attractive features. In
addition to addresses and lectures by
.such men of note as Champ Clark ,
Congressman Charles B. Landls , Wil
liam J. Bryan and several others
there will bo a series of concerts In
which well known musicians and so
loists will take part
PASSENGER TRAIN RUNNING ON
NASHVILLE & LOUISVILLE.
ARE THIRTY-TWO PASSENGERS
Four Trainmen Injured , Also Train
Running Out of Cincinnati Last
Night , Struck Today Collision
With Two Passengers.
Louisville , Ky. . Aug. 4. The south
bound passenger train on the Louis
vllle < fe Nashville railroad , which left
Cincinnati last night , collided with
a northbound passunget train neai
Horse cave , Ky. , today.
Trlrty-two passengers were In
Jured and four trainmen.
RUSSELL SAGE IS NEAR NINETY
Dean of American Financiers is Near
the Four Score and Ten Mark and
Is Not Yet Old.
New York , Aug. 4. Russell Sago ,
lean of American financiers and one
if the most widely known men In the
country outside yl public life , Is on
he threshold of four-score-and-ten.
Today he entered upon his 89th year ,
looking every bit us young and as
vigorous as he did a decade ago.
But even a man of "Uncle Rus-
ell's" remarkable vitality and ener
getic temperament is forced to pay
attention to the mandates of Father
Time when he gets near the 90-year
mark on life's journey. It has been
Mr. Sage's favorite boast that he
never took a vacation during his long
Business career , and his recent state
ment to the effect that no man abso-
| utely , needs a vacation from busi
ness started a controversy chat swept
over the entire
country. Whether or
, lot the veteran financier has changed
his views in this
particular it Is cer
tain that , since his Illness of a year
ago , he has been persuaded by his
wife and his physician , Dr. Munn , to
release himself from the cares of
business almost entirely. He now
visits his office at very rare Intervals ,
spending almost his entire time at
his summer home at Lawrence , L. I.
DR , SWALLOW'S ' CAMPAIGN TOUR
Prohibition Candidate for President
Expects the Largest Vote Ever
Polled for that Party.
Harrlsburg , Pa , , Aug. 4. Rev Dr.
Silas C. Swallow , prohibition candl
date for president , has about complet
ed plans for an elaborate campaign
tour In the laterest of his candidacy.
Early next month he will start on a
trip In a special car , accompanied by
five speakers and a male quartette ,
and will visit the capitals and prlncl
pal cities of thirty states. He says
he will be disappointed If he does not
poll a larger vote than was ever cast
for a prohibition nominee for presi
Knights of the Golden Eagle.
Calumet , Mich. , Aug. 4. The Mich
Igan Grand Castle of the Knights of
the Golden Eagle began Its annua
session la Calumet today. Represen
tatlve members of the order are In
attendance from many parts of the
state. The reports of the several of
ficers show the
Michigan branch o
the organization to be In a flourishing
condition as regards both member
ship and finances.
BANDS OF SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN
AMERICANS SEEK PROTECTION
Have Posted Stars and Stripes Over
Their Re&cldonces and Some are
Seeking Refuge In the Legation.
Populace Greatly Excited ,
Port nu Prince. Hayll , Aug I. The
; lty of Port nu Prlnco Is In a slate
if great disorder. Bauds of soldiers
lave boon throwing stones to prevent
In- Syrians from reopening their
American citizens have posted the
stars ami stripes over their residences
and a number have sought refuge In
the American legation , driving there
In carriages , Hying the American Mag ,
mil pursued by the populace , who
HUNT FOR JURIED TREASURE
Wonderful Amount of Treasure From
Crimean War Said to be Burled
at Kostro. .
Berlin , Aug. I. From Knyan , Una-
win , comes the story of a remarkable
treasure hunt which ended In the
wrecking of a village and the death
of two persons. It appears that a
legoud current among the people of
the Volsk district declared that dur <
Ing the Crimean war a treasure cap <
tured from the English , amounting to
tens of millions of roubles , was bu
rlt'd under the village of Kostro , "for
line during the llrst great war In
which Russia was engaged In the
twentieth century. " A number of
local patriots , led by n carpenter
named Shnkovsky , set out to dlscov
er the hurled millions , Intending to
offer them to the czar. At llrsl they
met with considerable resistance
from the house-owners , but at last
the latter , being convinced thai It
was a patriotic work , joined In the
seal eh The earth under nearly ev
ery house In the village was tun
neled , many of the walls sagging
and after three days' digging the vll
lage looked as if it has beun wrecked
by a hurricane. No treasure was
found , and ns the original explorers
abandoned the search they were at
tacked by the deluded Kostrovans ,
two being drowned In the village
Michigan Whist Tourney.
Detroit , Mjchi , Aug , 1. Members
of the Michigan State Whist assocla
tion gathered today at the Oaklam
lotol , St. Clair , and began a two
lays' I tournament. In addition to
( irogresslve | games the play will In
clude contests for the Knight or team
> f four trophy , the Woman's trophy
ii or pairs , and the Mitchell trophy ,
fi 'or teams of two men and two wo-
: ECRETARY MORTON ONA ! CRUISE
New Head of the Navy Department
Makes a Tour of Inspection to
the Coast of Maine.
Washington , D. C. , Aug. 4 During
he next week or two the new secre-
ary of the navy Is to have his first
: asto of life aboard a naval ship. The
ilispatch boat Dolphin which left
Washington today carries the secre
tary of the navy and Mrs. Morton
with a party of guests. Included
among the latter are Attorney Gen-
ral Moody , Speaker Cannon and
Miss Cannon. The cruise , which Is
n the nature of a tour of Inspection ,
will extend as far as the Maine coast.
Big Missionary Conference.
Richfield Springs , N. Y.t Aug. 4.
The American Missionary Congress
: > f the Protestant Episcopal church ,
which opened here today for a ses
sion of ten days , has attracted a not
able gathering of churchmen. Repre
sentatives of various Episcopal socie
ties are present from the New Eng
land states , the central western
states and the southern states as far
as Virginia. The congress will dls
cuss methods of Bible study , mission
ary work , home and abroad , and oth
er matters of general Interest to
INFLUENCES TO FORCE PACKERS
RESULTS ARE IN ANTICIPATION
Renewed Hope of an Agreement
Comes from Report that the Pack
ers and Employes Will Hold An
other Conference to Settle.
Chicago , Aug. 4. According to the
leaders of the packing house strike ,
certain powerful Influences have been
brought to bear on the packers and
peace negotiations will probably be
renewed tomorrow afternoon between
the strikers and their former employ
HIE CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour *
Ending at 8 O'clock This Morn-
Ing. Forecast for Nebrask.i.
Conditions of the weather an re
corded for the 'Jl hours ending at 8
: i. in. today.
I'lttul rainfall for month It
Chicago , Aug. I The bulletin In-
sued by the Chicago station of tlio
United States weather bureau thin
Homing , glvos the forecast for No-
hraska an follows :
( ionorally fair tonight and Friday ,
'oolor east portion tonight. Warmer
Aberdeen , Miss. , Aug. I Practic
ally every camp In the state Is fully
represented at the annual reunion bo *
gun hero today by the Mississippi di
vision of ( he United Confederate vot-
nuiH. Every train arriving last
evening and this forenoon brought ltd
iiiotu | of visitors and at an early hour
It was evident that the attendance
wan to bo unusually largo. Thankii
to the effective work of Oonoral Rob-
rt 10. Huston and his associates the
visitors found everything In readi
ness for their reception and enter
tainment. The city Is profusely decorated -
orated In their honor.
The reunion will bo In session two
days. In addition to the transaction
of routine business there will bo
camp-lire meetings with addresses by
( jovcrnor Vardmau , Congressman
B ( ! Humphries and other men of :
THREE NORFOLK MEN FINED
$70.70 FOR KILLING CHICKENS.
BROUGHT DOWN FOUR EACH
Cost Was $3.58 Apiece for Violating
the State Game Laws State War
den Carter Was up From Lincoln
to Prosecute the Accused.
A Sunday's shooting cost three
Norfolk men , who were caught within
Madison county , Just $70.70. Divid
ed between thc.ii the amount paid by
each one for the four birds which ho
confessed he hud shot , was precisely
$23.58. The case came up before Jus
tice Fuller Wednesday morning.
he city from Lincoln to assist In the
prosecution , and Attorney Jack Koea-
gsteln stood for them In defense.
The other ten of the hunters who
wore arrested by Deputy Warden Rui-
ney will be tried In three other coun-
ies , Stanton , Wayne and Pierce , an
t was in these jurisdictions that they
were apprehended. These trials will
; > robably be held next week.
MORE SUBSTANTIAL INFLUX OF
TRAINS ARE GETTING BETTER.
The Freight Business Into the New
Country Will Amount to Much From
This On The Country is Looking
Fine and Many Will Settle.
The second rush Into the Rosebud
country Is just commencing In earn
est. This morning and yesterday
there was a noticeable Increase in
business In the baggage and passen
ger departments up the line of the
Northwestern. Lucky winners In the
big government lottery are starting
for the northwest to settle on their
It Is not anticipated that this second
end rush will prove anything like the
first , but It Is going to mean good
business all the time for a long while
to come. A few thousand homestead
ers and others will move onto the
reservation during the next few
weeks , and all of these will have a
considerable quantity of goods that
must go by freight.
People who have returned from
Bonesteel during the last few days
say that there will be Indeed few If
any of those who drew land who will
not arrive In some way to take It or
to relinquish in favor of someone
else. The big advertising the country
has had placed It before the people
of nearly every western state la such
a way as to make It muchsought for.
Hundreds of acres north of the
Rosebud as far as Pierre which here
tofore have been considered almost
worthless have suddenly sprung Into
prominence and are being filed on
rapidly by those who failed to win
la the lottery.
The Union Pacific railroad company
has been filling in the unsightly hole
la front of the property of the Nor
folk Electric Light and Power com
pany on South Seventh street.
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