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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NEBRASKA 1'MUDAY ' KKBKUAllY 1 1 < )07. )
LINDSAY YOUNG WOMAN DIES OF
JUST BEFORE HER MARRIAGE
Miss Matilda Huttner , Who Was to
Have Become the Bride of John Gas
per This Week , Is Taken to Her
Grave on Day Set for Marriage Altar.
Lindsay , Nob. , Jan. 31. Special to
The News : Miss Matilda Huttner
was burled here yesterday on the day
which had been selected as her wed
Miss llnttncr became 111 and died
with pneumonia. She was to have be
come the bride of John ( Jasper tills
week and the funeral was held until
the very day when the young woman
was to have been married.
The sad death caused grief In the
community. The remains were In
terred in St. Bernard's.
New Lodge at Lindsay.
Lindsay , Neb. , Jan. 31. Special to
The News : Mrs. S. B. Cain of Omaha
for the last two weeks has been putting
forth her best efforts toward organiz
ing n chapter of the Royal Highland
ers and her labors have been reward
* ed , as a chapter with thirty members
has just been installed. The M. W.
A , entertained the new lodge at oyster
TWO PROMINENT PEOPLE.
Harry W. Baumann and Mies Amelia
Psota Married at West Point. .
West Point , Neb. , Jan. 31. Special
to The News : Henry W. Baumann
and Miea Amelia Psota were united in
marriage yesterday morning at. St
Paul's German Lutheran church. In
West Point , Rev.A. . R. E. Oelschlager ,
pastor , officiating. The bride is the
second daughter of Anton Psota , the
"corn king" of the Elkhorn , a graduate
of the high school and formerly asslst-
nnt postmistress of West Point. The
groom Is a native of West Point , the
second son of the late Otto Baumann
and a member of the general merchan
dise firm of the Slleren-Jerman-Bau-
maun .Co. , a director of the West
Point National bank and one of the
best known of the leading business
men of West Point. The newly mar
ried couple took the afternoon train
for thejr wedding trip.
State Senator Kelster Dead.
Chndron. Neb. . Jan 31. State Sen
ator Stephen A. D. Kelster of Lander ,
Wyo. , died of appendicitis here. He
became sick three weeUs ago wnen
going to Cheyenne to attend the legislature
islature and was taken off the train
bere. Mr. Kelster was the Democratic
candidate for governor of Wyoming
at the last state election.
Caught In Shafting and Killed.
Omaha , Jan. 31. C. G. Hungate ,
ouperintendent of the Omaha Ice and
Cold Storage company , and one of the
most prominent young men of Omaha ,
was instantly killed at Cut-Off lake ,
while supervising the work of putting
up Ice. by being caught in the shaft
ing of the hoisting machinery and
crushed to death.
LYNCHING DESTROYS EVIDENCE
Negroes Charged With Murdering Ly-
erily Family Go Free.
Charlotte. N. C. . Jan. 31. Because
all the evidence for the prosecution
had been spoiled by a lynching , the
district court here ordered a verdict
of not guilty in the case of Delia Del-
lingham , Henry Gi"espie and George
Irvine , .negroes. The three were
charged with murdering the Lyerily
family at Barber Junction last July.
Three other negroes were Implicated
in the prime , but were lynched by a
white mob. The death of the mob's
victims , the court decided , destroyed
evidence needed by the prosecution.
FIVE MEN GIVENJIP FOR LOST
Baltimore Tug Returns from Fruitless
i Search for Missing Boat.
Baltimore , Jan. 31. With the re
turn of the city tug Baltimore from a
two-days' fruitless search for some
clue to the five men wlio have been
missing for the last ten days , all hope
for them has been abandoned. The
1 disappearance of the men came as a
climax to a day of pleasure spent to
gether at a fishing shore , which they
1i owned Jointly. In the evening the
men embarked in a small boat am
started to row to the terminus of the
i Bay Shore car line. A strong north
west wind was blowing , and an hou
later they were seen far out In the
bay , struggling against the storm. In
the boat at the time of its disappear
ance wore : Andrew Lorber , John
Lorber , James Lorber , George Saue
' FARMER KILLED BY TRAIN.
Rock Island Locomotive Strikes Bar
ney Alfers Near Neola.
Noola , la. , Jan. 31. Barney Alfers , a
farmer , whose home is one milo south
west of town , was struck by a fas
train on the Rock Island road and In
etantly killed. .
The accident occurred at the grad
crossing one-half mile south of town
Mr. Alfers was returning homo am
riding in a wagon , in which ho ha
been delivering corn. Both horse
UNCONSCIOUS IN THE SNOW.
Long Pine Man Suffers a Severe Attack -
tack of Heart Trouble.
Long Pine , Neb. , Jan. 31. Special
0 The News : G. W. Dwlnoll , a sa
wn keeper of this place , Is having a
overo attack of heart trouble. When
Ir. Dwlnoll wont homo Tuesday oven-
UK about 9:30 : , the family heard the
utsldo door open and when a few
ilnutcs later ho did not como in and
t began to got cold , they went out tend
nd the reason. They found Mr. Dwl-
oil lying In the snow outsldo the door
nconsciouB. He did not regain con *
clousness until about 4 a , m. and IB
1 a serious condition.
) NE KILLED , EIGHT INJURED IN
AR BREAKS FIRE HYDRANT
Vnd Several Persons Nearly Drown as
Result Car Coming Down Hill ,
Rails Were Slippery and Wheels
Jump Track Hits Drug Store.
Omahr. . Nob. , Jan. 31. Special to
'ho ' N ' Sffj. crowded street car
imped the /o//1 and plcrco
treets this morn , . $ > an was
llled and eight injured.n'J' dead :
Samuel Thomas , who was waiting
or the car.i
The car was coming down a hill and
lie rails were slippery. Suddenly the
w.hcels jumped the track and the car
raaliod Into Caughlan's drug store.
Passengers. . Nearly Drown.
ThQcar , , ln itsrush , ( , broke a flro
ydrant and several passengers were
Imost .drowned. : ! ? . p
None of tfye paspengors is fatally
urt. * .
RAILWAY BILL PREPARED
Under Proposed Plan Hearing Must
Come Before Injunction.
Lincoln , Jan. 31. The Bubcommlt-
ee of the joint committee appointed
o get up railroad measures , whloh Is
eking after the bill to glvo power to
he railroad commission , has agreed
upon the mode of procedure of the
commission in making rates and on-
orcing them. Within thirty daye aft
er the demand is made , common car-
rlers shall report to the commission a
schedule of rates in effect Jan. 1 , 1907 ,
and this will be the basis upon which
he commission Is to work. When a
new rate is made by the commission It
shall go into effect within thirty days ,
.hough the railroad companies have
; ho right to appear before the commis
sion during that time and make pro
test and after a full hearing before
the board may appeal to the district
The findings of the commission ,
liowcver , as well as a transcript of
the testimony of the evidence given
at the hearing before the commission
shall be a part of the application for
an Injunction and shall be considered
t > y the district judge in refusing or
granting an injunction. In other
words , it makes a trial of the case on
its merits before even a temporary in
lunction is issued. Pending'the dls
position of the suit , the rates made
by the commission are in effect.
A violation of any order of the com
mission Is punishable by a fine of
from $100 to $5,000 and any agent or
employe of the company who violates
the orders shall bo fined or sent to
jail for not less than ten or more than
thirty days in addition to the fine.
PRISON GOVERNOR IS KILLED
M. Guldema Shot by Young Man at
St. Petersburg , Jan. 31. M. Guld-
ema , governor of the political prison
In Vasill Ostroff. a suburb of this
city , was shot on the main street of
the Island , and died almost immedi
The assassin , a youth of eighteen ,
dressed a& a workman , emerged from
a tea house as M. Guidcma was pass
ing on his way homo and shot him
twice in the stomach. The youth also
shot and mortally wounded a prison
warden , who accompanied M. Guld
ema and who pursued the assassin.
The latter disappeared and the police
have been unable to nnd any trace
of him , owing to the fact that the people
ple of the Island generally sympathize
with the revolutionists. Guldema was
sentenced to death by the local group
of terrorists for the merciless use of
the lash in suppressing the "hunger
strike , " which the prisoners on Basil
Island declared a fortnight ago.
Thompson Coming Home on Visit.
Mexico City. Jan. 31. Ambassador
David E. Thompson left for the United
States on a leave of absence which ho
will spend In visiting his home at
Lincoln , Neb. During his absence
Fonton McCreary , first secretary , will
ict as charge de affaires.
Police Rescue Negro from Mob.
PIttfaburg , Jan. 31. With cries of
"Lynch the nigger" a crowd of 200 or
more business men badly bruised
and roughly handled C. A. Jackson , a
negro , who was choking a newsboy.
The Incident occurred In the center
of the business district and the negro ,
cut and bleeding , was being rushed
toward n dark alley when rescued by
a squad of policemen.
UNEXPECTED DISMISSAL FROM
2 MORE FOUND. . 11 IN BOX NOW
An Unexpected ' Delay In the Thaw
Trial Beginning Met When Jurors
Walker and Haus Were Notified to
Go by Judge Fitzgerald.
Now York , Jan. 31. After a confer
ence between Justice Fitzgerald , Dis
trict Attorney Jerome and Harry
Thaw's counsel , two moro jurors were
today excused from serving in the
They were Jurors Walker nnd Haus ,
who had been the fourth and ninth
This left nine men In the box.
Oscar A. Pink and Wilbur F. Eteol
wore later in the day selected as tenth
and eleventh jurors.
Now York , Jan. 31. There was but
slnglo vacant chair in the'Thaw jury
box when court opened this morning
and It la expected that this afternoon
District Attorney Jerome will begin
hla opening- address to a completed
jury. Then the defendant , his wlfo ,
and all the members of bis family
who or * able to ba In court , must
listen to the story of tbo roof garden
tragedy , told in all its dramatic detail
and as impressively as lies within the
power of the prosecuting officer to portray
tray It. It has been Intimated that
the direct evidence' of the prosecu
tion will be of the briefest possible
character , dealing only with the Inci
dents leading up to the killing and
the story of the tragedy itself as aeon
by oye-wltncsses. One or two wit
nesses may bo heard as to the alleged
motive of the crime. It remains for
the defense to open the way to testi
mony which has to do with any rela
tions which may have existed between
Stanford White and Evelyn Nesblt
prior to the slaying of the architect.
A now panel of 100 talesmen was Jn
court this morning. The twelfth juror
will bo chosen from the new list and
should be In the box before recess :
Harry C. Brearloy , an advertising
agent , was the first talesman to qual
ify. Mr. Brearloy told the attorneys
for the defense that ho had no preju
dice whatsoever a-rpjnst a p'ea of In
sanity and that I iff ml sing such a plra
he would bo guided by the principle of
allowing the defendant tlio advantage
of every roiisnnnblc doubt.
The ot f ' ,1'irrr. Henry I. Klein-
berger , a sill ; merchant , said lie knew
very little about the subject of insan
ity and would have to ho guided by
the Instructions of the court , in arriv
ing at a conclusion on such a plea.
The manner In which Thaw's attor
neys continue to dwell on the subject
of insanitv in their examination of
various tnlesmon seemed to Indicate
that a pica of temporary insanity ,
which woul 1 bo a local defense , will
eventually be entered. In developing
this rlaim that Thaw was insnne at
the time of the tragedy , the defend
ant's attorneys may bring In such details -
tails as they and the prisoner believe
will influence the sympathy of the
men who may have nn undefined be
lief in the so-called "unwritten law. "
There Is much speculation as to
what course Mr. Jerome will pursue
if Thaw's counsel begin to develop
their plea of temporary insanity. He
is prepared to combat their alienists ,
but there Is a possibility that he mav
bring the proceedings to an abrupt
halt and apply for the appointment of
a commission to decide whether or not
the defendant Is insane nt the present
tlmo. Or ho may let the matter bo
fought out in open court , export for
export. In that event tlio trial will
irag out to a great length.
SOCIALISES EXECUTE 'BANDITJ '
Man Who Demanded $500 from War
saw Bank Is Slain.
Warsaw , Russian Poland , Jan. 31.
Socialists carried out the execution of
a bandit who made an unsucessful at
tempt to secure $500 from the Com
mercial bank of Warsaw. The man
entered the bank and asked the di
rector to give him $500. When his re
quest was refused , he announced his
intention of remaining until ho re
ceived the money.
The bank officials foarcd to nsk the
police for help and allowed him to
stay. A socialist member of the bank's
staff , however , telephoned socialist
headquarters and explained the situa
tion. Two men at once went to the
bank. They approached tbo man from
behind , threw a sack over his head
and blew out his brains with a re
volver. The police have not Interfered
with the men who did the killing.
Edmund E. Price , for two-scoro
years well known as a criminal la-v-
yer. d-ed suddenly * n New York c'.ty.
A party of Mexicans was ambushed
by Yaqu ! Indians at Suaqul , Sonora L ,
Mexico Two Mexicans were killed
and several wounded.
Representative John Sharp Williams
( Mis ? . ) Introduced a bill In the house
for an Investigation b'y the depart
mcnt of commerce and labor of the 8o <
called paper trust.
To be Organized at Bonesteel on Feb
ruary 9 ,
Ilonostoel , S. 1) . , Jan , 31. Special
to The NOWH : An editorial mooting
will bo hold li BonoHtool on the Dth
of February. All the editors from tlilH
Immediate vicinity will bo prommt on
that day. A good program ban boon
prepared , and arrangements have boon
made for a largo banquet. An edito
rial association will bo. organized ,
Lindsay , Nob. , Jan. 31. Special to
The News : Two marriages took place
today at St. Bernard's. Matt Schmltz
ind Minn Pauline Drefurttt were mar
ried nnd Charles Heirman and
Emma Snapor ,
OFFICIAL OF LATTER ROAD TELLS
OF "UNWRITTEN AGREEMENT. "
ADMITS COMBINE IN CALIFORNIA
Both Lines Share Equally In Citron
Fruit Trade Sensational Testimony
Brought Out by Government In Hear
Ing of Harrlman Merger Caso.
Ban Francisco , Jan. 31. Testimony
of a sensational character was
brought out by the government at the
hearing of the Harrlman merger COBO
bcforo Interstate Comraorco Commis
sioner Lane. W. A. Btasoll , assistant
traffic manager of the Santa Fo sys
tem and director 'In'iho
a Western Pa
cific railroad , conceded under oath
that the Santa Fe and Southern Pa
cific managements are observing an
"unwritten agreement , " whereby they
share about equally the citrus fruit
traffic of southern California , each
scrupulously avoiding any Intrusion
Into the other's territory after the
fruit has been packed.
R. A. Graham ot New York , former
ly manager of the OiOKon-Orlontal
Steamship company , agreed to produce
as evidence a letter which , he testi
fied , ho had received from Benjamin
Campbell , as traffic manager of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation com
pany , peremptorily cancelling n traffic
contract between the two companies
because the latter road had acquired
a fleel of steamships , and refusing to
longer give Graham's company any
traffic or the use of the Oregon Kail-
way and Navigation company's docks
at Portland or rail talus other than
the full local tariff.
CONFERENCE ON JAP QUESTION
California Delegation Confident of Sat
Washington. Jan. 31. After two
hours' conference at the white house
regarding the Japanese question on
the Pacific coast , the Calllornla dele
gation In congress authorized the fol
lowing statement :
"Tho California delegation had a
very full and harmonious discussion
with the president , the secretary ol
state and the secretary of the navy on
the serious questions relating to the
Japanese on the Pacific coast. The
character of the discussion leads us to
feel confident that n solution will bo
reached satlf-faetory to all concerned.
The result of the meeting is that the
delegation has telegraphed to the
president of the San Francisco board
of education nnd the superintendent
of schools to come to Washington at
once for a conference with the presi
dent and secretary of state "
WOMAN AND JJABE ARE SHOT :
Iowa Man Held In Washington Pend
ing Investigation of Death.
Washington. Jan. 31. Washington
police are trying to solve the mys
tery as to whether Mrs. Amanda M.
Copley and her three-months-old baby ,
Ruth , who were found dead in bed
shortly after midnight , wore murdered
or whether Mrs. Copley shot the in
fant and then committed suicide. The
latter theory is the explanation given
by the nuslmnd , William G. Copley , a
clerk in the census office , who Is held
at a police station pending an in
Mr. and Mrs. Copley wore married
In Iowa and until they came to Washington -
ington In 1902 resided at Walnut , near
As the official investigation proceeds
the belief gains ground that the case
Is one of murder and , suicide.
Soldier Murder Case In Jury's Hands.
Pittsburg , Jan. 31. The jury was
given the case of Lieutenant Ralph W
Drury and Private John Doud of the
Ninth United States infantry , charged
with the murder of William H. Crow
ley at the arsenal on Sept. 10 , 1903
who was shot by Private Doud while
ho was escaping from the grounds
where it is alleged ho was stealing
copper from the roofs of the buildings
Freight Blockade at Minneapolis ,
Minneapolis. Jan. 31 Two thou
sand cars of freight are being held by
the Great Northern in Minneapolis
waiting for lines to ho cleared am
engines to move them. All are loaded
with merchandise consigned to points
all over the northwest , Includinp
thousands of dollars' worth of Christ
mas goods that have not yet arrivei
at their destination.
SENATOR FROM THIS DISTRICT
PROPOSES NEW BILL ,
SAVING FOR MADISON COUNTY
Senator Randall Introduced n BUI
Which , If Passed , Abolishes Wolf
Bounty Unless County Also Offera
Bounty and Cuts Down Grey Wolves
Lincoln , Neb. , Jan. 31. Special to
The News : Senator Randall of Newman -
man Orovo today introduced a bill
which , If paHHod , will mivo the Elev
enth Honatorlnl dliitrlct , Including Mad-
IHOII , Stantou , Plorco and Wayne coun
ties , $1,100 each year. Madliion coun
ty will liu naved $1MO by the momiun ) .
The bill aliolhihed the bounty on wolf
scalps unloHH couiitlctt altto offer a
bounty. The bounty on groy wolf
Hcalptt IH reduced In this bill to the
same as that on coyotes.
RANDALL AND GIBSON CLASH.
South Omaha Charter Bill Is Bone of
Lincoln , Nob. , Jan. 31. Special to
The NOWH : In discussing the South
Omaha charter bill Sonatorn Randall
and ( illmon daubed at noon today.
Heated rumarkH were exchanged and
the charter bill panned. Senator Ran
dall condemned affairs In South Oma
PAPERS SEEK CONTROL ?
Charged That There la Selfish Interest
Behind Primary 'Law.
Lincoln , Nob. , .Jon. 31. Special U )
The NOWH : Party loaders charged to
day that a combination of newspapers
seek political preHtlgo by the open pri
mary law , which will promote the
combine to n control of politics regard
less of party. A meeting of the joint
committee will be held Friday evening.
WHO MAY USE PASSES ?
Nebraska Legislature Confronted by
a Puzzle In New Lnwmaklng.
Lincoln , Neb. , Jan. 31. Special to
The NOWH : The joint committee con-
Hlderlng the anll-pasH question is hav
ing considerable trouble In deciding
on the list of exceptions , ( hose who
may receive passes. Most of the anti-
pass bills which have been introduced
follow closely iho provisions of the
national law In whloh Iho exception"
include Kiirnt'oiis , employee of rail
roads , attorneys for roads , caiotakorH
of livestock , Y. M. C. A. , HercetarloH.
preachers and ninny engaged In phil
anthropic work. Governor Sheldon IH
aid lo be unwilling to sign any bill
vhleh Is not strictly in accord with
he republican platform which makes
10 exceptions other than bone lldc
allroad employes , with their liniliedl
ite families and caretakers of live
lock. When Governor Sheldon wan
i senator two years ago , ho introduced
i bill to prevent the giving of passes
o public officials and n number of
he members of the legislature say
hat they regret that Ills bill was not
lUKsed at that time.
The Biib-committeo on the railway
'ommisHlon bill Is ready to present to
lie main joint committee n single bill
leslgnatlng the attorney general as
he officer to have charge of the hear
ugs before the commission. Assist
ml counsel may bo employed , the ox
IOIIKO accounts to be audited by the
; ovcriior. Provision is made for a
salary of $3,000 for each of the three
commissioners ; and for two assist
ants , the first not to receive more than
; 2nCO and the second not over $1,200
> cr year. The schedules in force Jan-
inry 1 , 1000 , are to be made the maxl-
iimn rates. One half of all penalties
ire to go to the school fund in the
county whore a complaint originates
ind the oilier half to the state. Ac
cording to the procedure contemplat
ed , the commission may fix a rate on
complaint of any one aggrieved , and
ive/tho railroads thirty days to show
cause why it shall not be enforced.
The rate set by the commission shall
not be superseded except by a court
of competent jurisdiction which may
sol 11 aside if found unreasonable.
A decision has been made by the
sub-committee on the two-cent passen
ger fare bill to amend the present law
ly substituting the words "two cents"
for "three cents. " The maximum ugo
of those entitled to half fare will piob-
ably bo changed from ten to twelve
The commlteto appointed to draft a
primary election bill is hard at work
and has under consideration argu-
mcnts from leading members of the
various political parties of the state.
The members refuse to make undue
baste in this Important matter , as they
wish to frame a law which will stand
the test of the courts.
The bill providing for the appoint
ment of a constituional revision com
mission has been Indefinitely post
poned by the senate. The bill provid
ing that employes .or buyers of ma
terlal shall not accept gifts or commis
sions without the knowledge of theli
employers has boon passed , and the
comity option bill nnd the bulk sales
bill have * been placed on the general
file. Senator Burns' resolution ngalnsl
the ship subsidy was adopted.
THE CONDITIONS THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour * ,
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Chicago , Jim. HI Tlio bulletin ID-
wiod by ( ho Chicago iilntlon of the
United 8tuton woalhor bureau glvoa
the forocant for Nobnuika mi follown :
Fair except niiow cant portion to-
nlilit. Friday fair mid col dor.
Vandalla Shaken by Earthquake.
Vnndulla , III. , Jan. 31. Every build-
Inn ; In T'andalla wnn shaken by na
narthqtinhu at midnight. Muny per-
lotitt wore nroimod from deep sleep.
Tlio Bliook wna accompanied by *
LIEUTENANT AND PRIVATE DOTH
VERE CHARGED WITH MURDER
leutenant Ralph W. Drury and Prl-
vate John Dowd Were Acquitted In
Plttaburg on Charge of Murdering
William W. Crowley , Cltlezn.
PlttiiburK , Pn. , Jiui. HI. The Jury
i the CIIHO of Lieutenant Hulph W.
rury nnd Private John Dowd , U. 8.
. , who wore charged with the mur-
IT of William \V. Growluy , a citizen.
xlay returned u vnrdlct of not guilty.
Orowloy wan hilled by Dowd tor
M'VAHN ' ATJJEDAR RAPIDS
Mcrotary of Omaha Grain Cxchango
Appear Before Commission.
Cedar Rapids , la. , Jan. 31. 12. 1.
itcVnnn , eccrutary of the Omaha
Grain exchange , was the principal wit *
ess before the Interstate commerce *
earing , Cedar lUiplds and Iowa City
31ty Interurban against the Chicago
nd Northwestern , hero. McVann tmb-
nltted several tables of figures show-
up what other roads of less than 100
illes In length and having tralllc ar-
angomontb with the Northwestern
ro doing The figures were allowed
o go "into the record over the vigor-
us protest of the Northwestern conn-
el. Counsel for the defendant under-
ook to bhow that the country trav-
rscd by the road was no more fully
cvolopod than it was before the line
van built. The company placed Engl-
ecr Wnrdlo on the stand to disprove
his. North Liberty , witness said ,
ivas founded hefoiu the war , but nmdo
10 gains until alter the Hue was built.
Swlbher , now u thiivlng village , was
ntliely a new town bulore the road
Representatives of other intorur-
ans were permitted to testify as to
ho value to the Northwestern of traf-
c arls-lng with Intrrurbnns , but wore
lot permitted to tell what concessions
hey Eouued on freight tralllc ugieo-
M'FEELEY ' DECLARED INSANE
owa Man Who Kills His Father Es
capes Immediate Punishment.
Creston. la. , Jan. 31. The jury re-
urtied a verdict of Insanity In the Me-
'eoley murder case , duo to ttie test- !
nony of Dr. Hank 15. Wltte of Cla-
Inda , who pronounced McFeelcy a do-
; enun > o and mentally irresponsible.
Ted McFeeley was charged with the
murder of his father , an aged laborer ,
un the evening of Nov. 1C , 100G. The
rial began Monday. McFeeley , It was
charged , crushed the skull of his fath
er with a hammer. The defendant is
a young man about twenty-one years
of age and was n cigarette and booze
fiend , and the objections of his father
o these habits Is given as the cause
'or the tragedy. He will bo sent to
the criminal insane ward at Anamosa
until his reason is restored and will
then bo tried for murder.
The trial attracted a great deal of
Interest and the court room was
crowded at each session. The mother
of the accused boy was put on the
witness stand and tried her best to
defend him against the merciless ques
tioning of the prosecuting attorney ,
fallowing a great deal of emotion and
nearly breaking down several times.
The boy showed very little interest
in the proceedings , sitting stolidly
throughout both sessions.
LYNCHED MAN IS LEFT $100,000
Wife Slayer Killed by Mob Named as
Heir in Brother's Will.
Charles City , la. . Jan. 31. It was
learned that James Cullen , who was
lynched by a mob here , was a brother
of R. C. Cullen , formerly a banker at
Warren , 111. R. C. Cullcn's will leaves
nn estate worth $100.000 to the man
who was lynched. Years ago James
Cullen lived near Warren , III. , and was
forced to leave town for brutal treat
ment of his wlfo and daufhter. Later
ho settled at Charles City , la. , where
he was lynched by a mob some weeks
ago after murdering his wife and step
son and attempting to commit suicide.
Mexican Revolutionists Escape.
El Paso , Tex. , Jan. 31 Twenty
three Mexican revolutionists , under
Eontence of Imprisonment from five to
eight years , were released from jail at
Monterey. Mex. , b'y sympathizers
The jail was dynamited , tearing.away
a. portion of the wall nnd through the
opening the prisoners escaped.
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