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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JT NE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOHNLNG, FEBRUARY 22, 1902-TW-ELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
TAKES RAISER'S SIDE
Ambassador White Commends Germany'!
Attitude During Spanish War.
SAYS STRICT NEUTRAII1Y WAS OBSERVED
Declares That Eeports of the Betrayal of
American Trust Are False.
CONIUCT ALL THAT COULD BE IESIRED
Dispels Illusions of Pending Trouble
Between Two Uations.
COMMENTS UPON SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP
tm Celebratloa Crrmefl at Wash
fnstoa's Anniversary at Berlin An
Jrew D. Whit Exaaerates Em
peror af Aliened Dapllelty.
BERLIN, Feb. 21. Andrew D. White,
American ambassador here, presiding to
night at the assemblage of 300 Americans,
Who celebrated Waehington' birthday at
th Kelaerbof by a mualcal reception, fol
lowed by a aupper and dance, aald:
Many wrltera on thla aide have been es
pecially eloquent In denouncing the general
hatred of Germany and tn Utrmani which
they insist obtaina in tne United Stale.
Much ima been said of "Deutachen hetxe
Qerman baiting) and thla haa oeen placed
In auch a lurid light that one would almost
believe that on the apiearance or one of
our German-American tallow cltisens on
the atreets of an American cliy the cittxens
of American cities were ready to cry havoc
and let looae on him the doga of war.
It baa been my duty tor five years to
read, with considerable consclenceness, a
number of the foremoat American news-
ftapera representing the dominant thought
n various parts of the union, and 1 can
moat truthtully aay tnat i have failed to
find tha allghtest trace of auch "Deutachen
fcelse." 1 did not discover anything line
hatred or a persecuting aplrtt toward the
German-Americans on the American conti
nent. Even If there were no other reasons,
the Americans are too busy or too gooa
natured for an amusement of that kind.
Dispels Illusions of War.
On the other side It has been Insisted by
more or less well meaning people In the
United Slatea that a dark cloud between
the two countries really exists, and the
times of which ancient history makes men
tion, especially during our Spanish war,
the German government was somewhat
hostile to the United Blatoe, or In some
manner which nobody sems to be able to
give with precision, the German govern
ment did something which It ought not
to hive done, and left undone something
which It ousrnt to have done. Thla answer
haa been made. If I may be allowed to refer
to It, by myself aa one competent to ex
presa an opinion on the conduct of the
German government toward the United
Stalea during the Spanish war was excel
lent. The German government showed a strict
neutrality and uo untrlendly spirit. From
the nrst to the last It never made any sug
rations that embarrassed us In the slight
est degree. In fact, the conduct of the
German government was all that we could
desire It to be. Home self-constituted guard
lane of the welfare of the United States
have Insisted that If not the Imperial gov
ernment, It was the honored and revered
sovereign of the empire who spread this
cloud over the relations of the two nations,
hv nmmotin. ur if not Dromotlna. by
joining In a league to Intervene to atop the
Enisrar Is Exonerate
On this 'account various people ' have
really made themselves very unhappy.
Mow, however, within a fortnight all thla
has been cleared away and It has ben
nho-wn bevond a doubt that the revered and
- beloved sovereign of thla country refused
to take any Dart in anything which could
and refused in such a manner aa to show
that he appreciated the motives and feel
Intr nf tha American government.
Tonight, even at this very moment, other
exhibitions or tne good reelings Dei ween
tha American and German aovernmenta
are taking place. Thanks to wireless tele.
grephy, messages oi nearly gooa win ire
flashing to and from Kron Prlns Wllhelm.
which bears the honored representative of
the emperor to our shores. These messages
go to all parte of our country; they also
rnma from all Darts of our country, for
tbe mission of our royal guest Is clearly
sen to be one of peace and kindness.
It Is sometimes said by the galnsayera
that missions and demonstrations like the
one now beginning In America accomplish
nothing, for the reaaon that they settle
no raallv tmoortant Question. An assertion
jlke thla betrays a very narrow view of
public a nalrs on tne part of any person
making It. It la doubtless true that such
demonstrations do not directly settle pend
tng questions between nations, but it Is
none the lese true that auch demonstra
tions, heartily and kindly and arousing a
better feeling In both nations, are powerful
In creating an atmosphere In which the
pending queationa are more easily settiea.
XV' a have every reason, then, this even
Inc. to rejoice at this restored reign of good
will. As to the clouds of legend hanging
over the relations of the two countries, we
have every reason to nope tnat tney nave
nasaed awav. Certainly the eve of Wash
ington's birthday may well be celebrated
ITALIAN CABINET RESIGNS
Animated by Defeat at Slnr .Villa
for Re-electloa to Preal
deary of Depatlee.
ROME. Feb. 21. The cabinet has re
ilgned, owing to the failure today of Signer
Villa, the government's candidate for the
presidency of tbe Chamber of Deputies to
secure his re-election.
The cabinet succeeded the Barraco min
istry, which resigned February 7, 1901,
owing to Its having been defeated in tbe
Chamber of Deputies February by a vets
of 21S to 202 at tbe cloae of the debate en
dissolution of the labor exchange at Genoa,
which had lasted aeveral days. The Zanar
delll cabinet was composed as follows:
Premier, Blgnor Zanardelll; minister of
the Interior, Blgnor Gllottto; mill tar of
foreign affairs. Blgnor Prlnettl; minister of
finance, Blgnor Carcano; minister of
flnanoe, Blgnor Cocco-Orta; minister of ag
riculture, Industry and commerce, Blgnor
Baccelll; postmaster general, Blgnor Gal
Imberti; minister of publto works. Count
Gulsse; minister of aar. Lieutenant Gen
eral Count Dlsan Martlno; minister of ma
rine, Vice Admiral Morln; minister at pub
lic education, 81gnor Nasi; minister of the
treasury, Blgnor Dlgbrol.
GLADSTONE ON CHAMBERLAIN
rredletei that Colonial Secretary
Woald Give Great Deal
LONDON. Feh. 21 E. L. Godkla, for
toerly editor of tbe Evening Post of New
York, writing to the Westminster Gasetts
with reference to Joseph Chamberlain, the
colonial secretary, says that when Mr.
Chamberlain deserted the liberals ha (Mr.
Oodkln) asked Mr. Gladstone, through a
correspondent, for Information la regard
to Mr. Chamberlain. Mr. Gladstone's reply
"Chamberlain is the Brat politician we
hate had of. the American type and he Is
destined ts give a great deal of trouble."
Tolstel N . Ba Well.
YALTA. Crimea. Thursday. Ftb. 20. A
bulletin Issued at I e'cloca this evening
anneuneed that Couat Tolstoi's temperature
aaa lew gad that he waa suffering from
great general weakness and proaeuactd
aeakaaaa ot U heart.
TO STRENGTHEN KING'S FLEET
Policy Adopted hy British Admiralty
Involves tamer Naval
LONDON, Feb. II. The secretary of the
admiralty, H. O. Arnold-Foreter, intro
duced the naval estimate for 1902-1 In the
House of Commons today. The estimates
how a lotal of 11,256,000, as compared
with 20,875,000 last year. In the course of
an accompanying statement, Mr. Arnold-
Forster remarked that no thinking man
could have anticipated any reduction from
the estimates of laat year. In view of the
fact that the army was engaged In a diffi
cult conflict 7.000 mile away.
In regard to the naval reserve, the sec
retary of the admiralty said the govern
ment had, discovered that there were legal
Objections to the engagement of men In
Newfoundland. The movement would there
fore be temporarily arrested, but legislation
would be enacted legalizing the engagement
of men In every part of the empire. Tha
secretary further announced that promotion
In tbe engineering department would be
accelerated by the creation of ten new
Ha also said that the progress of naval
construction during the last year had been
unparalleled. Tbe piesent estimates, said
the secretary, gave the government 16,
000,000 for new ships and it was Intended
to spend tbe money. No fewer than forty
nine ships would be put In the water dur
ing the present year and next year there
would be under construction sixty ship. In
addition to twenty-seven others that would
be laid down. Besides this, a large program
of reconstruction would be undertaken, ad
ding greatly to the fighting power of the
fleet. Guns of more formidable caliber
would be mounted on many vessels, and
six-Inch rifles of the latest and most Im
proved type would replace the 4.7 guns.
Referring to the smaller craft, he said
that unexpected rapidity bad been exhib
ited In adding to this fleet and more would
be added. '
After giving further details of the ad
miralty's program, the secretary concluded
by saying that what the admiralty was de
termined on was to prepare tne neet tor
war preparation for that day of trial
which It was hoped would never come, but
against which the admiralty was In duty
bound to provide.
CRISIS NEAR IN MACEDONIA
Conflict Expected Between Troopa and
the Brigands Who Are Holding
LONDON. Feb. 21. Cabling from Zeres,
European Turkey, under date of February
21, the correspondent of the Daily Graphic
says that Mine Ellen M. Stone, tbe captive
American missionary, was seen last Satur
day escorted by a body of armed brtgsnds
In the Bosdagh mountains, at the southern
xtremlty of the Perltn range, thirty miles
H. Oargullo, the dragoman of the Amerl-
Ican legation at Constantinople, Is still
hers, continues the correspondent. He
fears that If the foregoing be true there is
likelihood of an encounter between tha
brigands and tbe troops patrolling that
country, In which caae it Is doubtful
whether the brigands would allow the cap
tives to escape alive. Conditions In Mace
donia are most critical, says the Dally
Graphic's dispatch. Tbe authorities admit
that -20 'Bulgarians' have-, invaded that
country and that encounters with the troopa
are occurring 1 frequently. The briganda
killed three soldiers at Llgdatch last Sun
day. . The Bulgarians are reported to be
armed with Hannllcher rifles.
Eighty Bulgarians are reported to have
been: wounded during recent attempts to
cross the line of demarcation. Spring has
come and the' snow on tbe ' mountains Is
B08TON, Feb. 21. Rev. E. E. Strong.
D. D.r editorial secretary of the American
Board, today stated that he had assurances
that Mias Stone and Mme. Tstlka are alive
and well, and that efforts for their release
have been prosecuted unremittingly.
DEAL FOR SWEDISH MINES
Negotiations Begnn by Steel Trast,
bat Aetaal Parehaaa Is
STOCKHOLM. Feb.- 21. It kt reported
that the United States Steel corporation
haa purchased nearly all the shares of tbe
Gelllvare Ore company at the nominal price
of (,000,000 kroner. It add that the steel
corporation will take over the working of
the North Swedish mines In the autumn.
NEW YORK. Feb. 21. A representative
of the United States Bteel corporation de
nied the report from Sweden that the cor
poration had bought iron, properties in that
country. It waa said that negotlationa had
been entered on some time ago between the
London representative of the Carnegie
Steel company, acting for the United States
8teel corporation, and tbe owners of tbe
Swedish properties referred to, but It-ws
deemed wtss by tbe directors of the steel
corporation not to acquire these properties
or maks any purchases of this sort In for
eign countries. The negotiations were then
POLITICS IN THE REICHSTAG
Old Tlskt Between Emperor
: Municipality af Berlin Is
Revived. ' '
BERLIN, Feb. 21. Tha old fight between
Emperor William and the municipality of
Berlin over the confirmation of Herr
Kauffmann, tha second burgomaster, was
reopened In ths lower house of the Prus
stan Diet today. Tbe house waa packed.
Amid Intense excitement, Hsrr Traegor
(radical) demanded to know why Herr
Kauffmann had not been confirmed. The
m:nlater ot tbe Interior, Baron von Ham-
mersteln, replied that grave objections ex
isted to Herr Kauffmann. But the mln
later declined to furnish any further ex
plaaatloa. He said that the facts In ths
case had been reported to the emperor.
It was patent to everyone, aald the mln
later, that the left was endeavoring ' to
bring party politics into ths Reichstag.
NEGRO COOK LOSES HIS LIFE
Killed la Wreck at Escaralea
Train ftear the City at
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 21. The baggage and
dining cars of ths Pennsylvania railroad ex
curaloa were derailed seventy miles north
ot thla city today and tha second cook.
a colored man, was killed. Two others ot
ths kitchen crew were badly scalded and
everal slightly Injured.
The cause of the accident was the burn
ing of aevea ties, which allowed ths rail
to spread. Ths cars occupied by the ex
cursioDlsia did not leave the track. One
at tha passengers was slightly Injured.
Tfct parti arrived, her at 1 o'clock tonight.
EXPECT DELAY IS ARRIVAL
Keoeption Delegates Belief' ' Weather
Will Betard Prin' .
ALL IS IEADY FOR
Labor la Vr
novate tha Ves
.ddle at tha
NEW YORK. Feb. 21. Admiral Prince
Henry of Prussia la due in New York to
morrow. That he will arrive on schedule
time Is, however, exceedingly doubtful.
Kron Prlns Wllhelm, to equal Its westward
record, should reach Sandy Hook lightship
by 7:45 o'clock tomorrow morning. Owing
to the conditions now prevalent on the
Atlantic, tta arrival at any hour during
tomorrow will be surprising. At the offices
of ths North German Lloyd company Man
ager Schwab, although somewhat upset 16
his calculations by the delay which Teu
tonic experienced, that boat having arrived
twenty-four hours overdue, still expresses
the belief that Kron Prlns Wllhelm will
arrive In tbe harbor late In the afternoon.
Some of his associates were not so hopeful,
An all-night vigil was kept by the wi re
lets operators on Hohensollern and Etrurla,
In the hope of coming In communication
with Kron Prlns Wllhelm. Up to midnight
their vigil had not born fruit. On Hohen
tollern all tbe officers, from Admiral
Baudissin down, sat up the greater part
of the night, hoping that news might be
ticked out from tbe mysterious Instrument
la tbe cabin.
All la Resdlaeas for Prince.
All is in readiness for ths prince's re
ception. The president's delegates, ap
pointed to receive the royal visitor In the
name of the nation, arrived this evening
from Washington. Those in the party are
First Assistant Secretary of State David
J. Hill. Brigadier General Corbln, Com
mander W. S. Cowles, Colonel H. T. Bing
ham and several aides. The entire German
embassy staff also arrived and Joined Am
bassador Von Holeben. The party occupied
apartments at the Waldorf-Astoria. Gen
eral Corbln said tonight that If Kron Prlns
Wllhelm does not arrive In time to dock
on Saturday the president's committee will
carry out Its plsns for the reception just
the same on Sunday.
Tbe committee has planned to accompany
the prince and suite to the Irving Place
theater tomorrow evening, to attend him
on his rounds Sunday, go with mm to
Washington Sunday night, return with him
to the launching on Tuesday and Vemaln
with him until ha sails for home.
Complete Plaaa of Prevention.
Tbe president's delegates retired to their
rooms soon after their arrival and had
luncheon served in one of the parlors.
General and Mrs. Corbln dined with White
law Reld and afterward were his guests at
the opera. The laat steps were taken thla
evening for the protection of Prince Henry
from possible Interference by cranks.
Captain Titus, chief , of tha detective
bureau, after a conference with Colonel
Bingham, announced that the police ar
rangements at the Thirty-fourth street pier
had been completed. Ten of tha most re
liable city detective ware.selscted as .a
special - guard lor the person of Prince
Henry and . three were chosen to keep a
constant aurvelllance about President Roose
velt during his stsy In New York. .
The Imperial yacht Hohensollern, after
having been cleaned up, lies at tha pier at
the foot of West Thirty-fourth street, await
ing ths prince's arrival. Its main gangway
haa been placed directly opposite tbe door
through which Prince Henry will land from
Kron Prlns Wllhelm. He will cross the pier
and board Hohenxollern. At the gangway
he will be met by Admiral von Baudissin,
while the other officers of the yacht will
stand at the aldea of the gangway. Be
hind, on tbe deck of the boat, the crew
will be drawn up and the ship's band
will play a national air as the prince steps
on tbe boat. .
Marconi Getting; Busy.
The Marconi apparatus on Hohenxollern
haa baen tested and found to be in good
working order. Tonight the operator on
board will begin to aend measagea In the
effort to locate tbe prince's ahlp. On board
Etrurla the wireless apparatus Is also In
readiness snd an operator Is on watch for
signals from Kron Prlns Wllhelm.
Admiral Evana, Adjutant General Cor
bln and Assistant Secretary of State Hill,
the prealdent'a delegatea, will meet Kron
Prlns, probably at quarantine, and will
greet Prince Henry in tha name of the
Arrangements have been completed for
the dinner to be given by tbe press In
honor ot Prlncs Henry on Tuesday next.
and Herman Rldder, who haa charge of tbe
arrangements, sstd today that the number
ot acceptancea from leading representatives
of the newspspers waa gratifying.
llpeia! Entrance for Prince,
Tbe Irving Place theater, where a gala
performance la to bs given tomorrow even
lng, baa been beautifully decorated and or
ders have been given for the festooning
of the prince's box with American Beauty
roses. Hslnrlch Conreld, manager of the
theater, has had a special entrance broken
through tha wall on ths Fifteenth street
side ot the theater In order to permit the
prince to enter the royal bor. immediately
on stepping from hla carriage.
Tha play selected for this performance
is Blumenthal Kadelberg three-act
comedy, "Im Welasen Roessel."
This selection was made by requeat, be
cause the prince has thus fsr had no op
port unity of aeelng the play, owing to the
tact that during ths time when It was given
In varloua cities of Germany he waa in
Everything haa been made ready for tbe
special opera performance to be given for
the prince. It la believed that this will be
tbe most brilliant performance In the his
tory of the Metropolitan opera house.
Will Honer Grant's Memory.
On Saturday, when Prince Henry vlaits
the tomb of General Grant, ha will place
two wreaths on the tomb, one from the
kalaer. and tha other bis own gift. Both
will be composed of American Beauty
roses, lilies and orchids, and will have In
the center a crown. The emperor'a wreath
will be worked la Bowers, the Initials
"W. I. R." "William Imperator Rex."
The pier at the foot of West Thirty-fourth
atreet, where the prince will land, has been
made a special aubpreclnot police station,
with two captains, ten roundsmen, fifty
mounted policemen and 100 patrolmen, all
picked men. It Is known as the Hohenxol
A Postal telegraph office, with a direct
wire connection with the German cable,
haa been established en the dock at the
foot of Thirty-fourth street for the ac
commodation of Prince Henry of Prussia
and his suite, who will thereby be In in-
(,CoaUuu4 a Second Pag.
LUMBERMEN JOURNEY HOME
Nebraokaas ttetara trans Inspection of
Yellow Plae Realoaa ot
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 21. (Special Tele
gram.) Nearly 200 retail lumber dealers rt
Nebraska hsvs been In town todny and
have beea entertained by the wholesale
lumbermen of Kansas City. There was a
dinner at 6:10 o'clock this afternoon after
a ride about the city and the day ended
with a theater party at tbe Grand this
afternoon to see "The Telephone Girl."
The guests of Kansas City lumbermen are
tbe delegates ot the stats meeting at L n-
coln February 12, who went on a pleasure
trip to Galveston and through tha southern
lumber regions and are now on their way
home. They have a special train of seven
cars on the Missouri Psclflc under the di
rection ot T. F. Godfrey of Omaha. The
committee of the assoclstlon in charge of
the excursion Is composed of H. H. Judd of
Rising City, Frank Colpetxer of Omaha and
J. C. Cleland of Fremont, the last ot whom
is secretary of the state association.
The party left Lincoln on February 13
and visited many lumber camps In Arkan
sas and Texas, where the yellow pine.
which Is now most extensively used In the
west, comes from.
"You see," said William Krotter, who
operates a chain of yards In Nebraska and
who is one of the party, "We can't get
white pine any more, because the northern
output has been so curtailed and the demand
for lumber In the west has grown so In ths
last three or four years. The whits pine
forests can no longer supply the demand
at any price, ao we have to lake the south's
yellow pine and we have been looking over
the new source of supply."
The lumbermen left on their own train
late tonight for Omaha.
ON HIS WAY TO WASHINGTON
Yonngr Roosevelt Goes Home with
Hla Mother, Slater aad '
GROTON, Mass., Feb. 21. Mrs. Roosevelt
decided late this afternoon to atart for
Washington tonight, la pursuance of thla
plan Theodore Roosevelt, jr., was taken
from the Infirmary to the train at 4 o'clock.
The decision to leave tonight waa reached
suddenly, despite a snowstorm. In a hack
on runners Mrs. Roosevelt and her son,
with Dr. Rlxey, were driven io the station,
where an engine and special car, which
have been here for aeveral days, ' were
ready. Miss Alice Roosevelt followed In
another conveyance. The boy waa bundled
up to hla eyea. so that the.few spectators
at the station could not get a glimpse of
At 4:40, about fifteen minutes after tha
party reached the train, the engine started.
The party occupies the private car Convey.
The engineer, conductor and crew, it la
understood, are the same which bad charge
of tbe president's special train laat Friday.
WORCESTER, Mass.) Feb, 21. Theodora
Roosevelt, jr.. In charge ot his mother, and
his sister, Miss Alios Roosevelt, and Dr.
P. M. Rlxey, enroute to Washington, ar
rived here from Groton In a special train
over tha Boatoa It Maine road at 6: JO p. m
ur. Kixey informed a representative ot
tbe Associated Preaa that tbe boy is stand
ing tbe journey very well, aa the car Is per
fectljr cojifortable.v A large erowd Waa hi
the union. station to see-tie members of the
party, but Dr. Rlxey was tbe only one who
showed himself, as the members of tbe
Roosevelt party drew the curtalna to shield
themaelvea from the gaze of the people,
PARALYZED IN A WRECK
Drakeman la Attempting to Jnmn
Throaajh Car Window la
CLEVELAND, Feb. 21. The Lake Shore
accommodation train leaving thia city 'at
p. m. was wrecked on the outskirts ot
Oberlln about o'clock. Louis Bates, the
neaa Drakeman on tbe train, la the only
person reported seriously hurt. He Jumped
through a car window and in falling In
jured his back, causing paralysis of his
lower limbs. John Lace of Norwalk was
thrown against a seat and his head was
cut. Beyond a severe shaking up It Is said
that no others of the passengers were hurt.
A crank pin on the left driver broke.
loosening the connecting rod which swung
with ths wheel, demolishing the cab on tbe
fireman' side. It also broke tbe connect
ing rod on tha other side. This rod tore
the airbrake cylinder off tbe engine and
rendered It useless. Tha engine and cars
left the ralla and the five cars were piled
up la the ditch. The passengers were able
to leave tbe coachea through the doors.
Ths track was quickly cleared.
ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE
Colorado Man Cones Clear af Alleged
Killing of Woman Aa.
DENVER. Feh. 21. W. P. Flanders of
Lyons, Colo., who has been on trial her
for the murder ot Mrs. Nellie Hardlfer,
waa acquitted by order of the court todav.
The charge waa that the two had decided
to die together and that Flanders admlnla
tared the poison to the woman and to him
self. The court decided that tha sriii.nr.
waa insufficient. The woman died, but
Mrs. Hardlfer was the wife ot a Denver
PATIENT FLEES IN DELIRIUM
Escapes front Haapltal aad
Dead frosa Eipesare ta
tha Cold Air.
CHICAOO, Feb. 21. Eluding the attend
ants. Emll Krueger, a delirious typhoid-
pneumonia patient at the county hospital,
escaped from hla ward today through i
window to ths Infirmary yard. His bare
body exposed to the chilled air, the erased
man ran to the eight-foot iron fence, scaled
It and proceeded half a block before he
could b captured. He was returned to the
hoapltal to drop dead at the door of hi
MERCHANTS SEEK PROTECTION
St. Joseph aad Kansas City Dealera
Prepare Bill Against Creditors
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Feb. 21. Tbe retail
merchants ot Kansas City and Et. Joseph
held a meeting here today, at which order
were given tor the preparation of a bill
which will be introduced at the next ses
sion of ths legislature, giving merchanta
protection against d,adbeats and over
taxation. All merchants of ths atat will
be Invited to join the organisation with the
object of forcing through needed legisla
tion, - -
ADMITS KILLING OF SHERIFF
Charles Woodward Confesses on Witness
Stand How He Slew Bicker.
QUITE! OYINfi CFFCIER't PITIFUL WORKS
Wife aad Babies Sapreme Thaagbt
as He Lies Wonnded Reeltal
Creates Coartroena Sen
sation. CASPER, Wyo., Feb. 21. (8pecial Tele
gram.) Charles Woodward this evening
went oa the witness stand and In a trem
bling voice confessed to the murder ot
After breaking jalL Woodward said, bs
went to the stock yards below town, where
he found a six-shooter, but he would not
tell who put It there. This was the weapon
he used In shooting the sheriff. 4
The second night out of Casper he re
mained at a ranch six miles below town.
The next day be spent In a coal bank near
tbe ranch. In tha evening he secured a
horse and rode to his ranch at Garfield
Peak. Arriving there about duak and going
to the barn he found the horses of the
sheriff' posse, and knew tbe officers were
looking for him. He untied one ot the
horses, mounted it and waa ready to ride
out of the barn, when Sheriff Rlcker came
from the house and said: "Harry, Is that
"No, It's not Harry " aald Woodward.
Rlcker then said: "Oh, It's you, Charlie."
Woodward said: "I pulled my gun, swung
It around and said, 'Go back,' and It went
Clalma Shooting I nlntentlonal.
"I did. not Intend to shoot or kill 8herlft
Rlcker," said Woodward, continuing his
confession. "I thought I might scare him
and that bs would return to the house and
give me a chance to get away. When I
fired the shot ha said. In a loud voice, 'Oh!'
right out loud, that way. I jumped off my
horse, went back into the barn, and did not
hear anything for ten minute. Then
Rlcker came to and called out, 'Oh, boys.
eome and get me.' He called thla way two
or three times. Some persons stood near
the house, for I could hear talking. I
thought they were coming to the barn and
I held my gun and ahot It off In tbe air. I
hoped to warn them I was at the barn, so
they would not come and get me. The men
at the house then fired several shots.
"I went Into the barn and laid down by
the mangers, tbe fellows at the house
shooting all the time. One of them called
out, 'You bad better surrender, tor we have
"Finally the sheriff called out, and these
were the laat words he spoke."
Dying Sheriff Pltlfal Words.
Here Woodward broke down and wept
like a child. When ha had regained his
compoaure ha continued:
"The sheriff said: 'Won't you come and
carry me to the house T Oh, my poor wife
and babies.' He said thla two or three
"I did not object to the men at the house
coming and getting Rlcker, and I bad a
notion to just give up everything. It
ounded so pitiful for the sheriff, who was
calling for hi wife and bable, but
thought they would come and kill me, so
.MM saddled-"! he horse, -tied a long Topeto
it bridle, turned it out of tbe barn, and
than held onto the rope, and after awhile
crawled out of a email window and eacaped
on the horse.
"I knew the sheriff was desd when
went away, but I did not steal his money.
His gun was lying on the ground, and I
picked It up, and then unbuckled his belt
and scabbard and put It on myself." .
Escape and Reraptnre.
Woodward then described his trip across
the country to tbe Mahaffy aheep camp
where be took breakfast. He told Mahaffy
he had broken Jail, but said nothing about
the murder. He rode the same horae to
Arvada, where he took the train for Billings,
He then went to Laurel, where he met
Wilson Owens and John Burkhelmer. He
asked Owen for work, a he wanted to find
aome place where ba could rest up for
awhile. Owens took him to bis ranch
where he remained a week or more.
Woodward here told bow tbe men had
captured blm, saying they beat him over
the head with a revolver until he was al
most unconscious. He tried to crawl under
the bed, so they would not beat blm to
death, and several times he cried out,
"Hold up, men, don't kill me," but they
kept on hitting him until he ws hand
The confession caused Intense excitement
in the courtroom, but the people controlled
themselves and there ta no longer any talk
of a lynching.
Woodward undoubtedly will be dlaposed
of Immediately. The Jury will return It
verdict early tomorrow. Woodward will be
sentenced at once and It la expected that
an execution will follow without delay.
John Burkhelmer waa the only wltnesa
for the prosecution on the stand at the
fcrenoon aesslon of tbe trial. He testified
that Woodward came to the Owens ranch
near Billings, during January and applied
for a position. He told him he had had
trouble In Wyoming and was compelled to
flee from the state.
The fifth day after his arrival at tba
Owens ranch Woodward totd the story of
his escape from the Casper Jail, ths killln
of Sheriff Rlcker and the flight to Montana
II said he aawed hi way out of prison
and, stealing a horse nesr Casper, rode to
the Woodward place, where he found
Sheriff Rlcker and hla men. Ooing to the
barn. Woodward waa securing a fresh
mount, when he heard some one approach
lng. He went to the door and peered out
Juat then Sheriff Rlcker called: "Is that
you, Harry?" evidently thinking that the
maa luald the barn v. as Harry Woodward,
brother of tbe murderer.
Bratal Treatment After Shooting
Woodward told Burkhelmer he replied
"No, it la not Harry," and then ahot tht
officer, afterward taking his gun and belt
and beating the office's head open with ths
butt ot his pistol. Woodward remained at
tbe ranch for an hour, then secured a horse
and rode away, the deputiea firing aeveral
shots at him as he left the barn.
At the Oweaa ranch in Montana Wood
ward attempted to dlspoae of Rlcker's gun,
saying: "This is what I killed him with,
and I want to get rid of It."
Burkhelmer then told of capturing Wood
ward. Ha and Owens beat ths prisoner over
the head with a pistol, but ho was only
subdued after a hard struggle.
Paasanger Ron Into Stork Train.
COLVMBU8. O., Feb. 11. Passenger train
No. I of the Norfolk Western, which left
here at 1:25 a. m., ran Into an extra stock
train about three miles out of the city.
The engineer of the passenger train man
aged to check the train aomewhat, but the
paaaengera were thrown from their seats
snd were considerably ahaken up. Tbe
wreck train had to be called betore the
nasacugcr txaltt could, proceed,
CONDITION OFJTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebrsska Fair "aturdsy and
Probably Sunday; Variable Winds, Mostly
R a. m V 1 p. m
a. m ICO U p. m a
T a. m Sh .1 p. m 40
a,' m 11 -4 p. m
a a. en SI It p. m
10 a. ra 84 A p. m ST
11 a. m SH T p. ta 3"
12 m SI P. sn :4
p. m S3
DEATH STOPS PROSECUTION
Bvaa'L. Kvana, Haya Center Bride
groom, Released from tbe
Charge of Bigamy.
DENVER, Feb. 21. (Special Telegram.)
Because of the death of his former wife,
Naomi 8. Evans. Evsn L. Evsns will not
have to appear In Magistrate Hyne'a court
tomorrow to answer to a charge of bigamy
brought by her laat week. Mra. Evana died
t her borne, 2420 Sixteenth street, Wednes
ay. Her end waa hastened. It is believed.
by the nervous and mental strain of her
domeatlc troubles. She was 64 yeara old.
Just four years the senior of her husband.
Early last week Mrs. Evans swore out a
warrant In Judge Hyne's court charging
Evana with bigamy. When he was arrested
at the lumber yards of McPbee t Mc
Glnnlty, where he Is employed, he told the
officer he hsd secured a divorce from his
former wife in Hayes Center, Neb., aev
eral years sgo, and produced the document
in court a few days later.
Mrs. Evans testified thst she had never
been served with a notice of the suit and
that If her husband had a divorce he se
cured It by fraudulent means. Tbe cass
was continued until today.
Mr. Evans married his second wife at
Hayes Center, December 1, 1900. He mar
ried Naomi Evana in 1864.
ONE OUTLAW IS SHOT DEAD
After Hla Death Two Comrades Bar-
Tender Breaks I'p Desperate
outhrib, Okl. Feb. 21 A light oc
curred today between Oklahoma officers
and the band of outlaw that killed
Sheriff Smith and Beck a month ago. A
result one of the outlaws, Walter 8wot
ford. Is dead and Deputy Sheriff W. A.
Jones of Asher, Okl., ts seriously wounded.
Tbe snow enabled a posse under Sheriff
Mllner of Shawnee, Okl., to trail the out
lawa to an Isolated bouse south of Wewoka,
T. As the posse approached the out
lawa, three in number, came from the
house and opened fire on the officer. The
fire was returned and for aeveral minute
the battle Waged. Deputy Sheriff Jones
was shot by Swofford, who had opened the
fight. When Jones fell, the officers turned
their attention to Swofford and ha was
pierced by several bullets, and killed in
stantly. After the battle had continued
several .minutes longer the other two out
aws, Sam Casey and Bill Watson, sur
Watson I aald to be a fugitive from
Kentucky oa a murder charge. Offer of
(9,000 for the capture ot the three were
LONG LIST OF OVERDUE SHIPS
Samba of Vessels Delayed la VarJ-
oae Parts af Paclflo
BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21. The Hat of
overdue vessels posted at the Merchanta'
exchange la steadily growing.
Red Rock, eighty-five days out from
Fraxer river, for London with salmon,
quoted at 15 per cent reinsurance. The
British ship Cape Rock, la out thirty-five
days from Port Los Angeles for Portland
and standa at 16 per cent, and Earl Cadogan,
thirty-four days out, between the same
nort. la at the same figure. The French
bark Las Adelphes, 129 days from Mada
gascar for Portland, I at 20 per cent, and
the French bark Ernest Legoure, 106 days
out from Hobart, Tasmania, for Portland,
ts quoted at 20 per cent. The same figure
obtains on tbe French bark Olivier de elis
ion, 165 day out from Cayenne for thla
port, and there 1 a rate of 15 per cent
quoted on Yoaemlte, eeventy-elght daya
out from Tacoma for Callao.
KILLED AT TRACK JUNCTION
Two Men Are Dead and One Fatally
Hnrt In Railway
CHICAOO. Feb. 21. Two men were killed
and another probably fatally Injured tonight
t the Leasing street crossing of the Chi
cago 4b Northwestern railroad. The men
who lost tbetr live are Robert B. Elvee
and Robert Cluth. Wilson Young received
a broken arm. Internal Injuries and a frac
ture of tbe skull. The men, who were
electrician for the road, were working un
der tbe new track and hastened to get out
of the way of the train, which was north
ward bound. Aa they did so a suburban
train, southbound, bore down upon them.
HAY REFUSES PASSPORTS
Secretary ot State Denies Heoaeets
of Americans to Visit Boer
CHICAOO, Feb. 21. Dr. and Mrs. Hiram
Tbomaa of Chicago were refused passports
to visit the South African concentration
campa by Secretary Hay of the State de
partment at Washington today. Dr. and
Mra. Thomas Intended going to Africa to
distribute money for use ot the camp prls
Secretary Hay. It I stated, gave as his
reason for refusing the psssports that
President Roosevelt would object, and con
sequently be would not make application
for them to Lord Pauncefote.
RECRUITING CITY OFFICIALS
sell aad Mayor at Kansaa
Fill Gape In Loral Gor
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 21. Two more of
tbe mayor' appointment for tbe vacant
city charter office were confirmed by the
council tonight. Andrew Gallagher was
confirmed for comptroller and D. B. Holmea
for assessor. The mayor'a nominations for
city counselor and clerk were rejected.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Feb. 21
At Qutenstown Arrived: Lucanla, from
New iorK. lor Liverpool, ana proceeded
At Naples Arrived: I-angbank. from
Portland. Or.. and t'oronel via 8t. Vincent
'At Liverpool Arrived: rlylvanla. from
Boston; Numlillan, from bt. Johns snd
At Boulogne Bailed: Amsterdam, from
Rotterdam, for New York.
At Movllle Bulled: Corinthian, from
Uvernool. for 81. Johns.
At New York Arrived: Teutonic, from
At Gibraltar Sailed: Trave, from Genoa
ana napica, xor new xvra
LIVES LOST IN HOTEL
Park Avenue House in New York Earns
with Other Big Buildings.
SEVENTY-FIRIT REGIMENT ARMORY SONE
Street Oar Barns Also Threatened with
FIRE STARTS IN MILITARY HEADQUARTERS
Bodies of Guests of Hotel Found in the
OTHER I0ARDERS JUMP FOR RESCUE
Determined Kfforte ot Firemen Are
Baffled by the Flomes Entire
Police Force at the
NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Fir that broke
out early thla morning In the armory of
the Seventy-first regiment. National guard,
New York, at Park Avenue, Thirty-third
and Thirty-fourth streets, sprsad to the
Park Avenue hotel and at least four Uvea
were lost, while the damage la roughly es
timated at over $1,000,000.
One woman, a guest ot the hotel. Jumped
from the fifth story and is believed to be
Coloael Pepper oa Heath Mat.
Four bodies have been taken out up to
8:30 this morning, but the only on so fsr
Identified Is said to be that ot Colonol Pep
per of Louisville, Ky.
The Park Avenue hotel will, it is be
lieved, ba a total loss. Tbe Seventy-first
regiment armory, a magnificent granite
structure, and one ot the finest In tha city,
The carbarns of the Metropolitan street
railway, on aa adjoining corner, were mo
mentarily threatened with destruction, but
for hours tha good work ot the firemen
succeeded in saving them.
The armory occupied an entire block and
waa occupied by the Second battery and
the First signal corps.
Starts la the Armory.
The Are wsa discovered in a window ot
the armory on the Thirty-fourth street
side, and by the time the firemen arrived
the flame had completely enveloped the
building and appeared through the roof.
Shortly afterward the cartridge and am
Shortly after 2 o'clock a thoussnd pounds
of powder in the cellar exploded and tbe
walls ot the building were thrown out
ward. By thla time the people living in tbe
neighborhood had been driven from their
homes by the heat and were sheltered In
the carbarn near by. Many narrow es
capee were wltneaaed and heroic work was
done by firemen and spectator.
Hotel Gaesta Pa ale Strlekea.
Tha gueata of tbe Park ' Avenue hotel,
numbering about 600, were aroused as
quickly s possible, but not without panto
among the women and children; .The Ore
men poured eleven atreame upon the aids
of the hotel nearest the armory, but In
spite of this the third floor caught fire and
flames ran along .the walla of the hotel
and spread to the roof. The Bremen ran
ladders up on every side and attempted to
work their way through the hotel, but were
driven back by the dense volume of smoke
again and again.
Hotel la Doomed.
A little after 3 o'clock the four upper
floors of the hotel were a mass of flsme and
the fire waa spreading rapidly down through
the structure. It was then apparent that
the hotel was doomed.
Notwithstanding the fact that ev fry bod
In the hotel had ample time to get out,
large number ot women were carried dow
the laddera by tha firemen until It wa
thought everybody had been taken out.
Just at thla tlms a womsn In her night
clothes appeared at a window on the fifth
floor and before a warning could reach her,
flung herself headlong to a portico over the
main entrance. It la believed she will dls.
Pear Bodies Fonnd.
Two bodies were found on tbe fifth floor
by tbe firemen and two mors In other parts
of the building. It is feared several other
bodies will be found In other parta of ths
building At 4 o'clock Chief Croker, who
had been inside tbe building, said ha be
lieved a Urge number of dead were Inside
In the halls and corridors.
Among those who escaped were Bishop
Ludden, Monsignor Kenny and a number of
Catholic priests from Syracuse, N. Y.,
James M. Payne of Connecticut and C. H.
Btockwell of Troy. N. Y.
At 4:15 the fire was under control.
Admiral Miller's Fate.
Admiral Miller, U. S. N.. retired, who
had a room on the fifth floor of the Park
Avenue hotel, tell unconscious In an at
tempt to eacapa from tbe burning building.
It Is stated that h cannot recover. Ad
miral Mllller went through the Windsor
hotel fire and' the Murray Hill explosion
Two man whoae names have not been
learned attempted to eacapa from tha Park
Avenue hotel by going to the roof. ' Both
ot them Jumped from the roof later -and
one waa instantly killed. The other was
BANKERS WILL TEST RULING
Institute I.eaal Pro-eeeUlaas to Itr.
tenuis Validity ml the
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. Legal proceedings
to test the decision of Internal Revenue
Officer Yerkea. that all banka are liable to
a tax on undivided profits, will be Insti
tuted at one. A committee representing
the clearing house associations of 8t. Louis,
Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York
and Boaton, had a conference with Com
missioner Yerkes, at which aa agreement
waa reached not to enforce the tax. pending
a judicial construction of the statute, the
banka In tbe meantime to make a return
of the amount of their undivided profits,
under tbe atatute, leaving the payment of
the tax in abeyance, pending tbe declaloa
of the courts. ,
It waa decided to have some bank psy
the tax under protest and bring ault to
recover tbe earn in order to obtain a judi
cial conatruction, which would apply to the
banka ot ths country aa a whole.
Aa tbe queatioa Involved all tha banka
of ths country, tbe American . Bankers'
association decided to assume the respon
sibility aad expense of thla test, and ths
Leather Manufacturer' National bank et
this city, la whoa nam ths suit will be
brought, paid ta tax under protest.
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