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NORFOLK NKI1KASKA. FRIDAY MAY 12 Iflll.
FORMER NORFOLK LOCOMOTIVE
ENGINEER SERIOUSLY INJURED.
TWO DEAD IN WRECK AT LYONS
Train Strikes Wagon , Killing Mrs. A.
L. Craig and Son Pieces of Wrecked -
ed Wagon Lodge In a Switch and
Derail the Passenger Train.
Lyons , Neb. , May 11. Two persons
were killed and four Injured , two se
riously , In a remarkable accident on
the Omaha road near hero today.
Mrs. A. L. Craig , Lyons , Neb.
John Craig , HOU of Mrs. Craig of
The Injured :
Dan Murphy of Sioux City , engineer ,
L. I. Rockwell , fireman , of Sioux
J. J. Gllmore , baggageman , of Oma
ha.A. . C. Rawson , mall clerk of Omaha.
A passenger train from Omaha to
Sioux City struck a wagon In which
Mrs. Craig and her son wore riding at
a crossing near Lyons , killing both.
Pieces of the wrecked wagon lodged
In a switch and derailed tfte train.
The passengers escaped with n shak
Engineer Dan Murphy , who was se
riously injured in the wreck at Lyons ,
was for many years engineer on the
Omalm road from Norfolk to Sioux
City , making his home In Norfolk.
GEN , OROZCO WAS
KEPT AWAY FROM EL PASO BAN
QUET , HE STANDS GUARD
AT THE BRIDGE.
Juarez , May 11. Gen. Pasqual Oroz-
to , commaml&r of the rebel forces , bad
blood in his eye today as ho stood at
the international bridge and refused
to permit any one front 131 Paso to
cross Into Juarez , even though they
had passes from Col. Steovor through
the American lines. It appears that
Gen. Orozco and his staff last night
were invited to a banquet by Mayor
Kelly of El Paso and the American
troops would not permit Orozco and
his ofllcors to cross.
The situation with regard to the
passage of persons and supplies back
and forth rapidly became aggravated
and there was considerable apprehen
sion today that trouble might bo pro
Gen. Madero and his wife and Gen.
Navarro , the deposed federal com
mander , rode about the town early
today in an automobile. Mrs. Madero
fears that disease may bo brought on
unless the dead bo burled quickly and
orders have boon given today for a
careful search of all houses and yards
for bodies that may have boon over
American Crooks at Juarez.
Gen. , M.adero told an Associated
Press representative today that many
American criminals , pickpockets and
suspicious characters had gotten Into
Juarez , giving the impression that they
are insurrectos. Ho has therefore or
dered , ho said , that American secret
service men bo allowed to cross Into
Juarez and arrest any criminals whom
they know. Every effort , ho said , Is
being made to restore order.
Stores are being guarded closely.
In front of each sits an insurrecto , his
rillo in his hand , but his black eyes
arc peering from under his broad
brimmed sombrero at all who are loitering
tering about the streets. Saloons are
closed and most of the liquor has been
The federal officers today are loud
In their praises of the treatment they
are receiving at the hands of the In
They are well fed and well cared for
AROUSEDJVER PACT r
NOTHING SINCE CIVIL WAR HAS
INFLAMED THEM SO , IT
Washington , May 11. Country and
city wore arrayed against each other
today at the Canadian reciprocity
hearing before the senate finance com-
mittee. Farmers from Minnesota and
North Dakota denounced the agreement
ment as iniquitous , while members ol
the boards of trade from cities along
the international boundary endorsed
Henry M. Flagg , master of the Mliv
nesota state grange , told the committee
tee that nothing since the civil wat
had so Inflamed the farmers of the
northwest as the proposed "Iniquitous
reciprocity blILM " "I'TOHPI " '
P. V. Collins , editor of a paper It
the northwest , presented a protesi
signed by 35,000 farmers , 30,000 of ;
whom resided la Minnesota.
BISHOP TIHEN NAMED
TO SUCCEED. BONACUM
CHANCELLOR OF THE DIOCESE OF
WICHITA , KAN. , GETS
Homo , May 11. Announcement was
mndo at the vntlcnn today that the
Right. Rev. Mgr. , J. II. Tlhen , chancellor -
collor of the diocese of Wichita , Kan. ,
had boon appointed bishop of Lincoln ,
Neb. , In succession to the late Right
Rev. Thomas Ilonacum.
GARRY UP GOAL LAND CASE
Legal Battle Over Richest Coal Lands
in the World , Docketed.
Washington , May 11. The fight
over probably the richest coal lands In
. world was transferred today by
"f ? ' -onio court of the United States
\ , bt * ( nvernment docketed an ap
peal . < 4 > Jcii order of the federal
court of , " < Vy ' quashing the so-
called "StracL4p" " Indictment.
UNITED STATES GRANTS REBEL
DEMAND ON THIS POINT.
DEAD AND WOUNDED NUMBER 300
This is the Estimate Placed Upon the
Casualties at Juarez by Col. Steever ,
Commanding American Troops at El
Paso Federal Guns Captured.
Washington , May 11. Food and me
dlcinal supplies and other materials
needed by the people of Juarez will
bo permitted to cross the international
bridge at El Paso. Instructions from
the secretary of war to that effect
probably will go forward to Col. Stee
ver during the day.
The departments of state , war , treas
ury and justice today considered what
restraint , If any , shall be placed on
commerce between this country and
Juarez , the newly established capital
of the provisional government of Mex
ico. Col. Steever , commanding the
Ainetiesm troops at El Paso , and the
customs officials there are awaiting
instructions on the point.
Col. Steever , in a telegram to the
war department said :
"I am refusing to allow arms , ammu
nltlon , war materials and provisions
for insurrectos to be carried across the
international bridges until I receive
instructions to the contrary. I make
exceptions of articles intended for the
Got All Navarro's Guns.
In reporting the unconditional sur
render of Gen. Navarro , with 450 men
Col. Steever says that all his cannon
machine guns , small arms , much am
munition and many horses went into
the hands of the insurrectos.
The official estimate of the killed
and wounded at the battle of Juarez
Is 300 , according to a dispatch of Col
Steever , made public at the white
house today. Col. Steever says , how'
over , that the exact number may never
bo known. Ho adds that everything is
quiet and peaceful today In El Paso
WANT FOOD FROM U. S.
Rebels Demand That Troops Perm !
Supplies to Cross River.
El Paso , Tex. , May 11. Dr. Vas
quez Gomez , confidential agent of the
Mexican revolutionists in the United
States , telegraphed his assistant ir
Washington , Senor Jose Vasconcelos
to make immediate representations to
the war department for the romova
of restrictions made by American
troops on the passage of food and sup
piles to Juarez.
Dr. Gomez says the customs offlcla
will not hinder food from going across
but the United States troops are hold
ing everything up. As to what the
significance of the war department'
action might bo as to recognizing tin
rebels as in possession at Juarez , Dr.
Gomez said he was not concerned.
He said they would Insist , however ,
that the United States troops perml
food to reach the hungry city.
A GERMAN AVIATOR
THE LATEST VICTIM
FAILS TO SEE BUILDING BECAUSE
OF DUST AND CRASHES
Berlin , May 11. Herr Bekemuller
an aviation pupil , was killed toda
when his aeroplane crashed against . .
building that had been hidden from
the view of the pilot by a heavy carl
- The aviator had been maneuverln ,
in the military field at Johannestlm
and unconsciously flew over the eii
closing fence and had no tlmo to sav
himself when the building suddeul
- The machine was wrecked.
New World's Aeroplane Record.
Mourmelon , France , May 11. M.
Nleuport , the French aviator , yester
day made what is reported as a now
world's record for 100 kilometers. By
official tlmo he did G2.1 miles in CO
minutes and 4 seconds.
UNDER REBEL FLAG , DIN OF BAT
TLE HAS DIED AWAY.
MADERO NOW HOPES FOR PEACE
INSURRECTOS WILL DO THEIR
BEST TO DEFEND CITY.
WON'T FIGHT NEAR OUR LINE
Gen. Navarro , the Federal Commander
Who Surrendered to Madero , Sleeps
Under Same Roof as the Revolu
tionist General and Is Given Parole.
Juarez , Mex. , May 11. The Insur-
ectos arc determined not only to hold
uarez against any attack , but to pro-
out a fight In this vicinity If possible.
: Mans were being laid at the Insur
ecto headquarters today for a force
) f several hundred men to march
outh to meet Gen. Rabago , the fed
iral leader who Is reported to bo on
ils way hero from Chihuahua with a
; oed sized army. The rebels alrcndy
lave about COO men at Casas Gnuidos
, nd probably will open fire on Rabago
ivhen he arrives. It is not known
, vhat chief will be sent south from
The town was quiet early today for
lie first time In several days. The
nhabitants slept peacefully In their
ionics while insurrecto sentries stood
Navarro Madero's Guest.
Gen. Navarro , who was paroled with
lis olllcers last night , spent the night
n the same house with Gen , Francisco
. Madero , jr. Though the federal
ommander now lias been given the
Ibcrty of the city he does not deem It
afe to he seen much about the town
because there are said to be seevral
nsurrectos who cherished a grudge
igalnst him for alleged bayoneting of
ho wounded In other battles of the
Rebel officers , however , have given
strict orders not to harm any of the
paroled federals and from the disci
pline which bus been1 maintained In
he Insurrecto force heretofore , it is
not considered likely that any mishap
ivlll befall them.
Why Juarez is Important.
The insurrectos today are the con
querers in a town which Is the most
mportant capture of the revolution
not only because of the fact that It is
a port of entry to the United States
and the Insurgents believe that within
the next twenty-four hours food and
supplies will be crossing the line to
.hem unmolested , but because they
are now in possession of about 450,000
ounds of ammunition , several
chlno guns and field pieces , about 700
mauser rifles and enough ammunition
belts and other warlike sundries to
wage furious warfare for some time
Now Hope for _ Peace.
But though the revolutionists are
flushed with victory and some of them
eager to pursue the light with increas
ng vigor throughout Mexico until the
capital of the republic where the re >
calcitrant government is seated shal
have fallen , conservative rebel leaders
arc hoping that the bloody hattlo of
Juarez will be the last chapter of the
ullltarj ; side of the revolution. Hav
ng demonstrated their strength In the
Held , they now wish to turn their at
tention to the argument of words for
public opinion. They are ready to
listen to propositions from the govern'
ment and today Senors Branlff and
Obregron , go-betweens heretofore , are
feeling the opinion of insurrecto
chiefs as to the best way for reopening
ing peace negotiations.
Diaz Must Fix Date.
Comfortably lodged in their new
provisional capital , the taking of whlcl
the rebels declare will make prospect :
of recognition by foreign powers mucli
brighter , the rebel political loaders to
day were conferring with Gen. Ma
dero and revising the demands made
before the battle. They are strength
onlng them somewhat and will con
tlnuo to Insist on a real participation
In governmental affairs and such prlv
ileges as the naming of men from
their party for governors of fourteen
states and four portfolios in the cab
The attitude of the federals on the
question of the resignation of Gen
Diaz hardly has crystallized yet. Dr ,
Vasquoz Gomez , one of the rebel peac
commissioners , declared that It stll
was the paramount consideration
around which all prospects for peac
hinged. The rebels have taken the
stand that htelr demand that Gen. DIa :
make public merely his intention o
resigning has been met with such a
vague and haughty reply that they
now will demand the fixing of an exact -
act time for his retirement.
Willing to Accept De la Barra.
With reference with the contention
of the government that Insubordina
tion of the Madero ranks provoked the
attack on Juarez and that Gen. Ma
dero Is not in control of his soldiers ,
the rebels openly charge trickery on
the part of the government In the re
public and that therefore It would be
fatal for Gen. Diaz to abdicate under
such circumstances. The rebels main
tain on the other hand that they are
asking merely for steps toward a grad
ual readjustment of the administra
tion of the republic a.nd they bellovo
the automatic transfer of the power
to their own political party soon < vlll
In having publicly announced that
10 revolutionists would consent to
10 naming of the minister of foreign
olntlons , Senor De la Barrn , for the
11-lmportant post of provisional pros-
lent , Dr. Gomez for Instance contends
uit the rebels have practically con-
cnted to a continuation In power of
10 present government without the
gurchcad , as they call Gen. Dluz , at
s head. Rebel leaders declare CJen.
) laz has not been In actual control for
omo time and that the iron hand of.
10 federal government Is that of Min
ster Ltmantour. Advices from Mex-
co City , they say , tell of the complete
History of the situation which Minis-
or Llmantour and the cabinet have
Diaz Not In Game Now.
Ministers Llmantour and Do la
arra have most conspicuously handl-
d the government end of the peace
cgotlatlons and the rebels suspect on
nod authority that many steps already
ave been taken without the partlei-
atlon of Gen. Diaz.
On the other hand , the rebel lead-
rs know Gen. Diaz Is the only man
vho can decide the question of resig-
atlon and they Intend to bring more
illltary pressure to benr to effect that
osult. Much Interest and curiosity
'or instance was displayed by Gen.
ladero and his chiefs today In how
iloxlco City took the rebel victory
.nil what the people In 10 UnU.od
States thought about it.
Gen. Madero believes ho has a
trong following in Mexico City and on
ho occasion of rebel successes does
lot conceal the expectation that his
upporters will make a demonstration
Repairing the Wires.
By the resumption of street traffic
omo time today between Juarez and
21 Paso this town will begin its re-
urn to normal conditions , linemen
f the telegraph and telephone com
panies were at work all night while
ho electric light companies , whose
machinery was damaged by the at-
ack , promise a speedy repair.
HOW MEXICO CITY TAKES IT.
Capture of Juarez Adds Great Prestige
to the Revolution.
Mexico City , May 11. There is no
ono in the capital today , not under
ho official ban of silence , who does
not admit that the capture of Juarez
by the revolutionists adds prestige to
the- revolt and Unit it is'bound great-
y to augment the strength of the In
Probe Wool Freight Rates.
Washington. May 11. A comprehen
sive investigation of alleged unreason
able freight rates on wool , hides and
pelts from western points of origin to
eastern points was ordered today by
the interstate commerce commission.
The Inquiry will effect wool , hides and
pelts rates throughout the country.
FIVE MINERS PERISH
SEVEN ARE RESCUED
RESCUERS ENTER WORKINGS AT
THE RISK OF THEIR OWN
Wllkesbarre , Pa. , May 11. Five
miners lost their lives by suffocation
In the Boston mine of the Delaware
and Hudson company at Larksvillo ,
near here today.
A strike began at the colliery on
Tuesday and consequently only a small
number of men were at work. Had
the full for.ce been engaged the loss of
life would have been appalling. Fire
broke out last night in a section of
the mine , where rock miners were
employed , but it Is said to have gotten
under control without difficulty.
After midnight the odor of the
smoke was detected and a general
alarm was sounded. Eleven men were
at work In the section. All made their
way from a side vein to the main gang
way , but the smoke had become so
dense that nearly all were overcome.
Rescue parties , at the risk of their
lives , then entered the workings and
brought them out The rescuers , re
turning to the gangway , stumbled over
bodies of the dead which were brought
out as quickly as possible. Several of
the rescuers were overcome by the !
smoke and one of them was prostrat-
cd. Ho was rescued by another of
the rescuing party.
PUT POISON IN BEER.
Three Dead , Two In Serious Condition ,
Result in Suicide Pact.
Philadelphia , May 11. Three per
sons are dead and two others are In a
serious condition as a result of drink
ing beer In which cyanide of potassium
had been placed. The dead are :
Ida Arbuckle , 51 years old ; John
Shlnn , 53 years old ; Earl Burr , 50
Shlnn's wife , Emily and Michael Me-
Glnly are In a hospital. The tragedy
took place in a tenement house in
Ralston street where Burr lived.
Shlnn and Burr are believed to have
entered Into a sulcldo pact which re
sulted In the three deaths.
In Burr's coat was found cyanide of
potassium. When Mrs. Shlnn regain
ed consciousness , she said she did not
know how the poison got into the beer.
Ida Arbucklo Is said to have wealthy
relatives in California , but had been a
resident of the neighborhood for many
SPENCER LAD , AGED 12 , IS FOUND
DEAD IN COUNTRY.
HAD ' TASTED OF STRYCHNINE
WAS TAKING POISON HOME TO
KILL GOPHERS WITH.
SEARCHING PARTY FINDS BODY
Frank Sedlacek , jr. , Falls to Come
Home from School , But Parents
Think He is Staying All Nirjht at
Neighbor's Body Found Next Day.
Spencer , Neb. , May 11. Special to
The News : Frank Sedlacek , the 111-
year-old son of Frank Sedlacek , sr. , a
prosperous farmer living two miles
southwest of Spencer , was found dend
Tuesday afternoon about 3 o'clock In
a ravine about a mile from his home.
The boy , In company with his sisters ,
had been attending school in Spencer ,
and on Monday afternoon was going
homo with schoolmates , when just
outside of the town he remembered
that his father had told him to got
some staples. He returned to town
and purchased the staples at C. J. Cot-
fey's hardware store and started home.
That was the last seen of him until
his lifeless body was found the follow
When the boy didn't return home
his parents thought probably he was
staying all night with some of the
neighbor boys and didn't make any
search for him until the next morning ,
when it was learned he was not at
school and had not been seen since
the evening before. A searching party
was formed by the citizens and a num
her of the ponds were dragged and
the pastures and hollows were search
ed. The boy's body was found by R.
L. MacDonald , lying in a thicket about
a quarter of a mile off the main trav
Body Found ; Strychnine In Pocket.
The alarm was at once given and
Dr. Skelton was called and reported
the boy was dead from what ho
thought to ho poisoning. The body
was brought to town and Dr. Beatty ,
coroner , was called from Butte. An
Inquest was held and the jury found
that the boy died from accidental poi
soning. Two bottles of strychnine
were found in his clothes , one of them
having been opened.
It was learned later that young Sed
lacek had been instructed by his par
ents to get the strychnine to poison
gophers with. It Is also claimed that
he had gotten the deadly poison be
fore. He must have become curious
to know what it tasted like and opened
the bottle and touched his tongue to
It. The staples were found under a
culvert on the main road a half a mile
from the hoy's body , which Indicates
that he wandered around after taking
This is the second boy's body found
in this vicinity in the past two weeks ,
the other being young Tlnglehoff , who
Cling to Immunity Bath.
Columbus , O. , May 11. Following ;
an exciting day , the senate today by
a vote of two to twenty-two defeated 1
the Greaves bill , which would have an
nulled the Immunity provisions of the s
law for Inquiries by committees of the i
assembly. This Is the measure the s
house passed hurriedly. The senate's i
debate was marked by bitterness.
CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Chicago , May 11. The bulletin la-
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bnroun gl\es
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday ; light frost
west portion tonight.
ONE DEAD , THREE ARE HURT IN
TRAIN DOWN AN EMBANKMENT
Rails Give Way After Engine and Bag
gage Car Have Passed and Weight
of the Heavy Pullmans Causes Day
Coaches to Buckle Up.
Denver , Colo. , May 11. Ono killed
and three painfully injured , none se
riously , comprise the casualties re
sulting from the derailment of west
bound Denver and Rio Grand passen
ger train which occurred last night
near Minturn , thirty miles west of
Leadvllle , according to reports at rail
road headquarters here today.
The dead woman Is Miss Katherlne
J. Martin of Albany , N. Y.
The rails gave way after the engine
and baggage car had passed and the
weight of the heavy Pullmans caused
the day coaches and tourist sleeper to
buckle up and roll down the fifteen-
.foot embankment Into the Eagle river
TO FIGHT THE TURKS.
Legion of 10,000 Men Said to be Enlist
ed to Aid Albanians.
London , May 11. A staff corrcs
pendent of the Dally Chronicle writes
from Rome , giving an interview with
Gen. Rlcoiotto Garibaldi , who says ho
has enrolled a legion of 10,000 men ,
Including Italians , Englishmen , Americans
cans and Frenchmen , to fight In behalf
of Albanians in the struggle against
Turkey. Each man is to contribute in
minimum of $15 , while the sympathiz
ers of the movement In England and
the United States and Italy are to
subscribe funds for the purcnaso of
The correspondent says the Italian
government Is alarmed and Is adopt
ing vigorous measures , searching for
concealed arms and watching the
ports to prevent embarkation of Gnri
bald ! and adherents.
Chicago , May 11. A final agreement
for a Labor day wrestling match be
tween Frank Gotch , the title holder ,
and George Ilackenschmidt was sign
ed and $5,000 of the $2iuOo guftrar.t
demanded by Gotch was deposited
A second ? 5,000 must be deposited on
August 15 and $11,000 on the day
Gotch arrives In Chicago to rojnplett
Wichita May Lose Team.
\Vlchlta , Kali. , May 11. Wichita has
only a week in which to demonstrate
its ability to support the local Western
League team , according to a statement
made by Manager Isbell tonight. He
' declared that he was losing $100 a
| day because of the poor attendance
] here and that ho was in negotiation
, with Pueblo business men with a view
of removing the team to that city , lie
i would play out the games scheduled
here for the next week , he stated , in
order to give the local fans a last
chance to keep the team.
Who's Who In Norfolk
DR. A. B. TASHJEAN.
Dr. A. B. Tashjean , city physician ,
was born in the city of Erzroom , Asia
Minor , Turkey. His parents wore
Armenians and the Blblo in which
the date of his birth was recorded ,
was destroyed by the Turks , who
burned the Tashjean homo and killed
a number of his relatives. Dr. Tash-
'jean , however , has communicated
much with relatives and believes now
that he was born in the month of July ,
fifty-five years ago.
lie attended the public schools In
Hrzroom and also was employed as
an assistant In a drug store. In this
capacity , ills first thoughts turned
toward the conclusion to become a
When but 17 years old , ho came
alone to the United States , landing In
New York City , where ho made his
homo with Armenian friends. For
a number of years ho worked in vari
ous capacities In Philadelphia and
New York City. Ho spent two years
at study in the Addran college at
Thorpe Springs , Tex. , and three years
In the Wheaton college , In Illinois.
In 1884 Dr. Tashjean graduated from
Bonnet Medical college at Chicago and
Immediately afterward wont Into Min
nesota , practicing medlclno In the
cities of Ottona and Mora.
In the fall of 1884 Dr. Tnshjean
first came to Norfolk and after being
hero for a short time , purchased the
John Koenlgstoln property on the cor
ner of Fifth street and Madison ave
nue , where ho built his present office.
In 1894 Dr , Tashjean wont back to
Chicago and entered the Rush Medical
college from which Institution ho grad
uated In 1895. Ho returned to Nor
folk and has been practicing medicine
cine hero ever since.
Dr. Tnshjean Is ex-president of the
Elkhorn Valley Medical assoclatloi
and was appointed city physician bj
Mnyor'-Frlday only recently.
Dr. Tashjean has traveled extensive
ly over the United States and Canada
Ho is known among his countrymei
as tholr great friend. Many storle
nro related , as to how the Norfol
physician never spares any pains o
expense to help those of his desen
AMILY OF DEAD MAN CLAIM
GREGGERSON KICKED HIM.
DOCTOR SAYS IT WOULD KILL
ESTIMONY AT NELIGH TELLS OF
FIGHT BEFORE DEATH.
BUT THE DOCTORS DISAGREE
Coroner Conwell Declares He Found
the Body With Cord Around Neck
and That Air Escaped From Lunge ,
Showing Death by Strangulation.
Nollgh , Neb. , May 11. Special to
'ho News : The testimony oC liana
'edorson was concluded yesterday
lorning at 9:30. : Ho was followed by
Is younger sister , Elsie , and the
nuther. In each Instance the ovl-
lonco given by the members of the
amlly was practically the same , that
, ou Grcggcrson pulled the husband
lid father from hla bed by the feet
n tho.morning of August 12 ; both
vent to the table for breakfast ; ilia-
mto arose over the uttering of worda
> y Mr. Pedersen In regaid to his
amlly , which Groggerson resented , at
vhlch tlmo PcdorHon struck Grcggor-
on twlco with his (1st ( on the aideof
ho head and then jabbed him with a
steve poker that caused blood to How
rom the chin. Greggerson struck
'ederson with a chair on the right
side of the body.
At this tlmo the mother and clill-
Iron went out of the front door of
ho house , the father was pushed out
) y Greggerson shortly after and hit
over the head with a boor bottle ;
vhen on the ground the accused kick
ed him on the loft temple. All of the
ibovo was testified to by the members
of the family.
Dr. Collier of Elgn was recalled af-
er the noon hour yesterday and test- !
tied to the nature of the wounds de
scribed and to the probable result.
Says Kick Caused Death.
The next important witness for the
state called to give oxjiert testimony ,
was Dr. J. C. Sward of Lincoln , who
stated that ho was a practicing physi
cian and surgeon. The state read at
cngth a summary of the findings , In-
: ludliig the many bruises on the head ,
lescribing in detail of their locations ,
and in conclusion was asked in his
opinion which of the wounds and
jlood clots described caused the death
of a person thus having these wounds
and bruises. The doctor stated that
the blow over the left temple was the
0110 that caused death.
During the cross examination of Dr.
Sward by Attorney Rice , ho stated in
answer to the question that he was
called to Nellgh by the county attor
ney ; that ho had been hero since Mon
day evening , and that ho expected to
receive $50 per day and expenses for
ils services. ' * *
Several questions In regard to the
condition of a person after strangula
tion were asked by the defense.
These were in part answered satisfac
Dr. D. W. Bcattio of this city was
lie next physician and surgeon to
u'ive testimony. The same questions
wore asked him as were Dr. Sward.
Dr. Heattie stated that a person so
miised as described would dlo from
lie head injuries. At the conclusion
: > f this witness the state rested their
Found Rope Around Neck.
The first witness for the defense
\\nn Dr. W. F. Conwell of this city ,
who stated that ho has been a physl-
Ian and surgeon In Antclopo county
'or over thirty-one years. lie testi-
k'd that he found the body of Nels
Pedersen at his home on the morning
of August 115 , lying dead at the edge
of the bed , with a cord over the bed
jos-t and around his neck. Doing
onnty coroner a jury was Impended.
Upon the removal of the cord from
the neck of Pedersen , the doctor stat
ed that air was heard escaping by all
persons In the house from the lungs
of the dead man. This proving that
the cord was tight enough to cause
strangulation. The witness also testi
fied that the only wound on the header
or face was a slight bruise on the
loft cheek bone. Ho stated emphati
cally that there were no other bruises
on the head whatsoever.
On Monday forenoon , August 15 , an
autopsy was performed upon the body
of Mr. Pedersen by Dr. W. F. Conwoll ,
assisted by Dr. Peterson and Dr , Paul
Conwell of Elgin. From the autopsy
hold , the conclusion reached by these
men was that Ncls Pedersen came to
his death by strangulation. Dr. Con-
well was on the witness stand when
court adjourned until 8:30 : this morn
To Open Dakota Lands.
Washington , May 11. Senator Gamble -
ble had a conference with the secre
tary of the Interior about the opening
of the lands in the Lower Brulo and
Crow Creek regions. Major McLaugh-
lln will conduct negotiations with the
Indians In these localities at about the
same time he visits the Rosebud anil
Pine Ridge Indians to arrange terms
for opening their lands. Ho will inako
the trip probably in June.