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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL.
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NORFOLK. NKBUASKA. I'MUDAV. ' MAIU'II 13. 1SM2.
NO TRACE OF MURDERERS WHO
ESCAPED FROM PRISON.
THE OUTBREAK WAS DRAMATIC
ONE AFTER ANOTHER , OFFICERS
ARE SHOT TO DEATH.
DESPERATE DUEL WITH DOODY
V/OUNDED , ON THE FLOOR , HE
BATTLES WITH THE THREE.
WAGNER IS FIRST MAN SLAIN
7HEN COMES DUEL WITH DOODY
AND HEILMAN FALLS NEXT.
DELAHUNTY LAST MAN SHOT
Heilman Is Killed as He Appears at
Gate and Aims at One of the Men.
Other Prisoners in Ugly Mood As
Men Flee Past Warden , He Fires
and Two Turn Upon Him Used
Nltro Glycerine to Shatter a Lock.
THE DEAD :
WARDEN JAMES DELAHUNTY.
DEPUTY WARDEN CHARLES
USHER E. G. HEILMAN.
Lincoln , March 15. The three con
victs who murdered Warden Dola-
haunty. Deputy Warden Charles Wag
ner and UBher 13. O. Hellman yester
day afternoon arc still at largo and
only one Intimation as to their where
abouts has been received slnco the
time they plunged Into a whirling
snow storm after shooting down the
men who stood between thorn and lib
erty. The only clew as to their
whereabouts Is a report that they bad
b on seen entering a hay stack south
east of the city.
A posse lead by Sheriff Hyers and
city detectives hurried to the spot
and surrounded the stack. Knowing
that the men wore armed , they crept
> 0owl.v upon the place and finally
rushed It , only to find no one there.
Horses had given out In the race
through the snow , which came up to
their bodies , and wore loft in neigh
boring farms. The posse then waded
through the snow to the railroad
tracks , a mile away and , exhausted
by their exertions , waited for the ar
rival of a special engine which
brought them back to the city. Since
that time a posse has been kept on
band at the sheriff's office , but not a
as to the whereabouts of the
has been received.
Headed for Kansas City ?
Strict orders have been given out
to train crows to keep a sharp look
out for suspicious characters. Bur
lington trains are carrying armed de
tectives. The men are thought to
have taken to the railroad tracks
probably following the Nebraska City
branch of the llurlington which leads
towards Kansas City , the place for
which the men are thought to be
headed. They cannot make much
headway except on the tracks , as the
roads arc waist deep in unbroken
drifts of snow. The men were scan
tily clad and must have suffered so
wrely from the weather , and the
tremendous exertions In breaking
through the snow.
It is thought they sought shelter ir
i-omo barn during the night as It wat
Impossible for them to have made
much headway through the drifts. Or
dcrs have been sent to the sheriffs ir
surrounding counties and to all the
constables of the various townships
to keep on the watch.
Will Shoot On Sight.
The orders are to shoot on sight
; io the men are known to be desper
ate and It Is certain that they will not
be captured alive. A desperate flgh
is expected if the men are run down
At the prison this morning condi
nous were quiet. Gen. I'helps , heai
of the state national guard , is in com
Mand with fifty militiamen undo :
arms with him.
"The citizen soldiery" walked th
aunrcl all night , both within and ou
of the prison. It was announced tha
work in the shops would probably b
'ommenced this afternoon wltl
-uards more than doubled and grea
< rare taken to see that no hostll
move Is made by the convicts.
Prisoners In Sullen Mood.
The men who worked In shops A
and West A , from which the thre
fugitives escaped , arc in a sulle
mood. When they were taken t
their cells yesterday afternoon , the
manifested their pleasure at the ei '
capo of their comrades by whoopln
and. yolllng. It was necessary to n
raovo several from their cells an
place them in the "solitary. "
Cells were also searched for club
which were rumored to have bee
secreted , but none were found. Wit
strict discipline enforced by tl
presence of soldiers , the authorlth
expect no trouble today. Carefi !
watch IM being given particularly to
convlctH Forbes and Evans , who
were In the HIIIIIU crowd with the es
caped men , but who worn unable to
mnko their way from the work shop
Mutiny Without Warning.
The mutiny In the Nebraska prison
was without warning and HO midden
and apparently well planned was the
work of the convicts that for the
moment the prison personnel was in
a state of panic.
The three men wore employed In
the broom factory. Shortly after 2
o'clock , on the pretext that they want
ed to communicate with the deputy
warden , they left their work In the
factory building , went out' " , ran to
the deputy's office- am'g ' their
right arms as n token * > j ' 'once ' ,
they were permitted by \ to
enter. < . "
Shoot Wagner , Battle WK ° *
Instantly when they got liu < jj.
of them , supposed to be Taylo. 9 ,
ped ipilckly to Deputy Wagner , t ,
wan Heated at a desk , and shot > * > ,
twlco in the abdomen. Wagner sal. *
to the floor , dying almost Instantly. '
Guard Thomas Doody , who acts as
cell keeper , and who was in the chapel -
ol adjoining , ran to the deputy's room
and then foil wed a desperate duel of
one man against three. Doody open
ed fire promptly , ' but was in a posi
tion of disadvantage , the throe men
dodging behind high supports which
acted as a shield. The three return
ed the fire , one shot taking effect in
Duody's arm and staggering him. Ly
ing on the floor he emptied his re
volver and as the bullets spit around
him he calmly reloaded his weapon
and continued the battle. Finally
another shot struck him in the leg ,
severing an artery , and ho fell flat.
Hellman Killed as he Aims.
Prison Usher K. G. Hellman. who
was In the main corridor , separated
from the deputy's room by a steel
latticed door , appeared , levolver In
hand. He was shot dead as he was
taking aim at one of the men.
Then a convict with an explosive
supposed to be nltro glycerine de
molished the lock on the door to the
main corridor and the three ran
through , one of them stopping to
shoot a second time at the dying Hell-
man as he lay on the floor.
Th * Warden Shoots ; Is Killed.
The- office of Warden Delahaunty
opened to the corridor not far dis
tant. Ho was standing in the door
way and , as the three escaping 'men
ran by him , fired one shot at them.
Two of the men stopped for an in
stant and one discharged his revolver
at close range. The bullet entered
Delahaunty's heart and penetrated
the left Ui4g , causing the death
wound. A second shot struck him in
The door from the corridor to the
outside was unfastened and the men
hurried out unmolested and wore lost
to sight in the blinding snow storm
prevailing at the time.
All are in convict garb , and unless
they are able to secure civilian cloth
ing their capture , authorities believe ,
should not be difficult. They retained
their weapons and are supposed to bo
well supplied with ammunition.
Other Convicts Begin Yelling.
The guards on duty had a delicate
task getting the other convicts at
work in the various shops back to
their cells , without their having dis
covered what had happened. Every
effort was made to keep from them
any Intimation that anything was
The work was pushed as rapidly as
Men in the first of five shops were
removed to their cells without much
, trouble but by this time an inkling
of what had happened reached them
and they began yelling and scream
ing in their cells. When the men in
the sixth and last shop were moved
to the cells trouble was looked for
and the men were in an ugly mood.
The task of getting all of them in
their cells and safely locked up was
finally accomplished , but the last few
minutes was accompanied by a pan
demonium of noise and confusion.
Last night Adj. Gen. Phelps. with a
Lincoln company of state militia , was
In charge of the penitentiary , while
Steward Hobb Is attending the routine
Who the Convicts Were.
c The convicts who did the killing
8 are :
Charles Taylor , alias Charles Gray ,
serving a twenty-year sentence for
robbery of the bank of Giltner , Neb.
John Dowd , serving twenty years
for robbing the bank of Wabash , Neb. ,
said to have been a former convict in
the penitentiary of Missouri.
Charles Morti , convicted at Omaha
for burglary and sentenced to fifteen
Of the three Taylor is regarded by
prison officials as the instigator of
10 the mutiny and the one who" Ts bellev-
ed to have killed both Warden Dela <
haunty and Deputy Wagner.
He is known as an expert in the
use of dynamite.
AS soon as news of the uprising
IP reached the governor's office an order
dor was received calling out the local
company of the state militia. It was
marched to the station , where a spe
20 clnl train was waiting to carry It tc
sn the penitentiary.
to Gov. Aldrlch was at Peru visiting
jy tno state normal and was unable tc
8- return to Lincoln on account of tut
'e- It is not known where the convict !
id got the guns with which they com
ml t ted the murder but it is bellevot
is , they were smuggled from the outsldi
on by former prisoners.
th Outgrowth of Unrest.
he The outbreak la believed to bo thi
es outcome of a spirit of unrest that ha
ul ( Continued on fifth page. )
STANTON WOMAN DEAD FROM A
STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
MEETS DEATH IN CALIFORNIA
MRS. NATHAN CHACE KILLED IN
MESSAGE COMES TO RELATIVES
'iile Getting Off a Street Car , Mrs.
' athan Chace , Member of Very
Prominen't North Nebraska Family ,
Stanton , Neb. , .March 15. Special to
The News : Mrs. Nathan Chacc of
Stanton , belonging to one of the most
prominent families In this city , was
accidentally killed by a street car at
San Francisco yesterday.
A telegram was received hero last
night announcing the sad tragedy.
.Mrs. C'hace was getting off a car
when she met her death. No further
details were received.
Nathan Chacc , the husband , is man
ager of the Horton-Chaco lumber yard
bore and Is a brother of Charles
Chace. There Is one child , 10 years
The Chnces are among the best
known citizens of north Nebraska
and news of the tragedy has cast
deepest gloom o\er this city.
OKLAOR T. R. ;
A JELEGATE EXPIRES
ROOSEVELT GETS SOLID DELE-
CATION OF TEN AFTER
Guthrie , Okla. , March 15. At the
end of an all-night session , the repub
lican slate convention voted to send
a solid delegation of ten men instruct
ed for Theodore Roosevelt to the
Chicago comentlon. Taft workers
employed every tactic to got a com
manding voice in the proceedings.
Outnumbered almost ' _ ' to 1 , they fail
ed. Just at the close of the arduous
work , one delegate dropped dead. ' He
was S. Denison of Lexington. Ex
citement resulted in apoplexy.
WHEAT PRICES TUMBLE
A Drop of 2 Cents a Bushel is Re
corded on Chicago Exchange.
Chicago. March 13. Wheat prices
dropped 2 cents a bushel on the
board of trade today under heavy
stop loss selling. The shrinkage
amounted to more than 2 cents a
bushel. Sellers who stampeded wore
chiefly those who have been speculat
ing on estimates of light supply and
the theory of an intolerable shortage
late in the crop year.
$15,000 $ STOljN FROM MAIL
Registered Mail Pouch Is Taken from
a Train In Arizona.
EI Paso , Tex. , March in. Fifteen
thousand dollars in currency was tak
en from the registered mail pouch on
the Arizona & New Mexico railroad
at Clifton , Ariz. , Tuesday , according
to information received here today.
The money was consigned from El
Paso to the Detroit Copper company
at Alorenia , Ariz.
When the train reached Clifton the
registered pouch was missing. Later
it was found In the San Francisco
river near Clifton with only the mon
ey pack missing.
WAS NOTED TRAIN ROBBER.
One of Bandits Slain by Express Mes
senger , Well Known Crook.
St. Louis , Mo. , March 13. Local po
lice received positive confirmation to
day that one of the bandits killed by
Express Messenger David A. Trous-
dale near Sanderson , Tex. , Tuesday ,
was Hen Kilpatrlck , known as "the silent -
lent train robber" and "the Montana
Kllpatrick was convicted here for
passing stolen bank notes which it
was claimed was part of the loot ob
tained in the Great Northern train
robbery near Wagner , Mont. , In 1901.
He was recently released from the
federal penitentiary and sent to Con-
cho county , Tex. , for trial on an old
To Abolish Commerce Court.
Washington , .March 13. The house
committee on interstate commerce
commission decided to report favor
ably the bill which would abolish the
court of commerce. The vote In com
mittee was 11 to S.
Rear Admiral Bowyer Dead.
Tampa , Fla. , March 15. Rear Ad-
tniral John M. Bowyer , retired , former
superintendent of the naval academy
at Annapolis , died here today.
Prominent Illinois Man Dead.
Clinton , 111. , March 15. L. R. Mur
phy , president of the State bunk of
this city and prominent in democratic
18 politics in central Illinois , is dead at
his homo here.
NO TRACE OF
VIRGINIA DESPERADOES STILL
WILL NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE
All Law Officers of the County Court
are Assassinated and Matters are
in Confusion Fugitives Raid Hard
ware Store , It Is Said.
HillsUllo , Va. . March 15. Little erne
no headway had been made early to
day towards the capture of the moun
taineer desperadoes who yesterday
"shot up" the Carre" count circuit
court , killing .Judge Massie , Common
wealth Attorney Footer and Sheriff
It was repotted here that the Allen
brothers and their followers liad
crossed the North Carolina line to
Mount Ayer where they are said to
have raided a hardware store and
obtained new supplies of ammunition.
There is little thought that the out
laws will be taken alive and it may
be days before a well directed force
Is on their trail.
The assassinations of yesterday
wiped out all the law officers of the
county seat and left matters in con
Outside Help Arrives.
Outside help did not reach Hills-
ville until early today , the mountain
roods leading from the nearest rail
way station , ten miles away , being
well nigh Impassible on account of
States Attorney General William
son and corporation Judge W. U.
Staples of Roanoke , oidered here by
Gov. Mann , are expected to arrive
during the day. They will endeavor
to restore order.
The citizens of the county , lacking
a leader , were able to do little to
ward a systematic hunt for the men.
'The Aliens long have been known as
desperate and it was realized that
only through well organized and well
directed efforts could they bo con
fronted successfully in the mountain
Cincinnati , O. , March 1.1. A special
from Hlllsvillo today say that Floyd
Allen and his son , Victor , were ar
rested today by Detective T. L. Felts ,
who arrived with twenty men and as
sumed complete control of the town
! as officers of the law.
I A man named Strickland , said to
j have been Implicated In yesterday's
shooting , also was arrested and plac
ed in jail. A strong force of men , all
well armed , has been placed in and
around the jail with orders to shoot
to kill at the first sign of any Indica
tion of trouble.
JUDGE EXPECTED DEATH.
County Attorney , Also , Said it Was
His Last Day On Earth.
Richmond , Va. , March 15 , "Rather
than indicate a fear of lawbwreakers
( Continued on fifth page. )
Blocked By Drifts.
Kansas City , Mo. , March l.'i. A spe
cial Union Pacific train with 1200 pas
sengers was made up here today and
will attempt to reach Denver by way
of Omaha. Between Topeka and
Omaha snow is drifted five feet deep.
Drifts twenty.flve feet deep along the
Kansaa-Colorado line are reported
Washington , March 1. . Official ad
vices received today by Supt. Ingalla
of the railway mall service indicate
that the worst storm of the winter IE
.now raging practically throughout thi
( central west. Many railway lines
have been obliged to abandon tralnt
and mails are greatly delayed.
JACOB BAHN , A FARMER NEAR
MADISON , THE VICTIM.
HOOF LANDS OVER HIS HEART
The Man's Body is Hurled Against
Barn Door With Such Violence
That the Door Is Torn From Its
Hinges Was 68 Years of Age.
Madison , Nob. , March 13. Special
to The News : Jacob Halm , residing
six miles west of Madison , was kick
ed by a horse and instantly killed
\esterday. He was struck in the
chest just over the heart and with
such force that his body was hurled
against the barn door , breaking the
door from its hinges. A physician of
this city was called to the scene of
disaster but life had fled long before
the doctor was able to reach the Halm
place. The unfortunate man was G8
years of age and leaves a wife and
WISCONSIN SENATOR TO STUMP
THIS STATE WITHIN FEW
Jamestown , N. D. , March 13. Sen
ator LaFolletto of Wisconsin announc
ed here today that he would cam
paign Nebraska , Oregon and Wash
ington In April previous to the pres
idential preference primaries in those
states. He made this announcement
after a conference with Walter L.
Houser. his campaign manager , who
has just returned from Pacific coast.
WOMEN ENGAGE IN A FIGHT.
Considerable Hair Pulling In Kansas
City Packing House Fight.
Kansas City , Mo. , March 13. A
general fight in which women em
ployes of the Fowler Packing com
pany were the participants occurred
on the James street bridge across
the Kaw river near thc packing com-
1 any's plant here today as a result
of a strike of 100 women meat trim
mers. Although there was much hair
i ulling , no one was seriously injured.
I The strikers placed pickets on the
1 bridge to prevent strikebreakers from
going to work. There were several
preliminary encounters before the
tlnal struggle when a party of twen-
\ ty-t'ive strikebreaking women rushed
the pickets and overwhelmed them.
'I he strike was caused by a reduction
| in wage . The women wore foreign
Expert Mexican Battle.
San Antonio , Tex. . March 13. In
the belief that a decisive battle be
tween rebels and federals is likely
soon and that it will be fought at
Torreon , Max. , " ,000 refugees , mostly
women and children ar > enroute north
from that place. Most of them left
on trains Wednesday. Two coaches
were crowded with Chinamen who
fear a massacre thnl marked the Ala-
Snow Slide Kills Four.
Tclluride , Colo. , March 15. Four
men are dead , several missing and
one man was seriously injured as the
result of a enow slide that swept
down at noon on the Illack Beat r
mine near here. The slide carried
away the mine buildings and foui r
miners were caught in the ruins.
LE ROY WILSON ACCIDENTALLY
KILLED IN OREGON.
MOTHER LIVES AT WISNER MOW
Word Is Received by Wire of the Ac
cidental Death of Former Wisner
Man , Aged 24 His Mother is Mrs.
Wisner , Nob. , March 15. Special to
The News : A telegram just received
here from Celillo , Ore. , states that Le
! Hey Wilson , aged 24 , was accidentally
killed there yesterday. His- mother ,
Mrs. Catherine Wilson , lives here anrt
a sister , Miss Heryl Wilson , attends
the state university at Lincoln.
Le Roy Wilson left hero two years
ago for the west.
NO FIRE AMS HEEO
President Taft Signs Proclamation
Washington , March 15. President
Taft signed the joint congressional
resolution making it unlawful to ex
port arms or munitions of war to any
American country where domestic
violence exists and immediately after
ward issued a proclamation declaring
.that since such domestic violence had
! been found to exist In Mexico , all fed
eral law officers were enjoined to
prevent violation of the neutrality
laws. Violation becomes a misdemeanor
meaner punishable by a fine of $1,000
or imprisonment for two years , or
La Follette In North Dakota.
Valley City , N. D. , March 15. Three
speeches were on today's program for
Senator La Follette when he departed
from Valley City this morning. He
expected to make speeches during the
day at Jamestown and Hismarck.
To Give Sugar Trust Story.
Now York , March 1 , " > . Many points
covered by missing documents In the
suit against four former officers , di
rectors and agent of the American
Sugar Refining company for alleged
violation of the criminal clause of the
antitrust law , arc- expected to be writ
ten into the record through the testi
mony of Thomas P. Harned , who was
scheduled to take the witness stand
again today. Mr. Harned's sudden
transition from a defendant to a star
witness for the district attorney fol
lowed the revelation that many of thr
papers sought by the government had
disappeared. It was expected that
counsel for the defense would make
strenuous efforts for a continuance
of the examination of Harned.
I CONDITION OF THE WEATHEfl
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours
Snowfall , inches 2
Dakota weather at 8 a. m. : Dead
wood , t6 ! , clear ; Rapid City , 28 , clear ;
Presho , 12 , cloudy ; Chamberlain , S
clear ; Winner , 2 below , cloudy.
Chicago , March 15. The bulletin is
'sued by the Chicago station of thi
11 United States weather bureau Kivei
the forecast as follows :
11 Nebraska Fair tonight and Satin
day , rising temperature.
South Dakota Fair tonight am
Saturday ; wnrmer In east portion tc
PURE FOOD MAN TENDERS HIS
RESIGNATION ON FRIDAY.
HE SENDS IT IN TO WILSON
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley , Chief of the
Qurenu of Chemistry of the Department -
ment of Agriculture , Has Given Up
Washington. March l.V | ) , - . Harvey
U Wiley , chief of ( lu United States
bureau of chemistry , today handed
his resignation to Secretary of Ag-
iiiullmo Wilson and announced that
In- would devote ( he rest of his life
to urging the creation of a national
lu-alth department Entirely separate
from any other branch of the govern-
nient .service. The resignation he-
came effe-tlve today.
Taft Sorry to Lose Him.
"I amery worry to lose or.loy |
who had done a urea ! \\oilc Initiating
and enforcing the operation of the
pure food law and I would heory
Kind if he could remain In thesor -
vlce of the government. " said Presi
dent Taft In a statement Issued at
the white house today. "I reel that
I shall have difficulty In finding it
man to fill his place. I am asking
the heads of twenty or more universi
ties and scientific
Institutions to rec
ommend to mo men whom I can
choose as a successor. "
A Quarrel With Wilson.
Dr Wiley's resignation came as a
dramatic climax to a long conference
he had with Secretary Wilson in the
hitter's , private office today. The sec
retary would male ; no statement of
the case other than that Dr. Wiley
had handed in his resignation. No
reasons wuio given ho said.
"Dr. Wiley has been a valuable
man , " said
Secretary Wilson as no-
left the white house today. "He has
boon in the department twenty-nlne
years. He has seen It grow up from
a bureau with fifteen or postiibly
twenty men to a department. In that
time ho has been Increased from a
salary of $2,000 to double that. "
COAL HIS MAY
CLOSE APRIL 1
OPERATORS AND MINERS FAIL
TO REACH AGREEMENT.
CONSIDER A STRIKE IMMINENT
' I Look for Suspension of Work in
Coal Mines April 1 , " Says Official
of the Miners' Federation , After
Reading Operator ? ' Reply ,
London , March 15. The foal strike
negotiations were broken oil' today.
The government will now introduce a
bill establishing a fixed minimum
New York , March l.V "I look t'or a
general suspension of work April 1 ;
all negotiations witli the anthracite
coal operators are off , " declared John
P. White , president of the t'nlted
Aline Workers uf America , at the ad
journment of the mooting tii : alter-
10011 between the miners and opera
tors in whlth the miner.declin -
d the operators' counter proposition.
"Will there be a strike ? " Mr. White
"I can't sa > as to that , " he replied.
'Tho miners' officials will diacuss that
matter this afternoon. "
The mooting between the miner *
find the operators was brief. Mr.
White read to the operators the min
ers' reply to their rejection of the
miners' demands. It was received
without comment and the meeting ad
journed without delay.
None of the operators was willing
"We regret the position > ou have
taken , " the miners' rep | > reads , "as
wo had hoped that as the reprosonta-
thes of the anthracite coal operators
you would consider the great change
In conditions existing now as compar
ed with those of lKi' ! ' on which the
coal strike commission ga\e Its
awards and would therefore recognize
the reasonableness of the demands of
the anthracite mine workers and
make such concessions as industrial
and market conditions and conditions
of living umiiiestlonably now war
SI BET CAUSES A MURDER
Chicago Man Kicks Victim Into Un
consciousness , Puts Body In Snow.
Chicago , Alarch 15. A dispute over
a bet of | 1 led to the 8la > ; ni ; of Paul
Palkowski , 28 years old , by Joseph
Kolimago , alias Smith , In a went sldo
boarding liouso early to lay. The
men became involved in i fipht over
the money and Palkowski was knock
ed down and kicked about the head
and face , until ho was unconscious.
The slayer then dragged his victim
out of the house
and threw him enid
id top of n pile of snow , where the body
o- was found later. Kolliuago was ar