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ESTABLISHED JUE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1002 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COt'V THREE CENTS.
CRUSHED IN A PANIC
leymtj-Eifht Golsrsd Baptists Bis ii
Cruih at Birmingham Church.
WORD "FIGHT" IS MISTAKEN FOR "FIRE"
lUmptdt follori Quarrel Bstwset Dsls
fatsi tad Ohoir Master.
SUFFOCATION CAUSES MOST IEATHS
?inu Pilad in Htapi Ti Feet High
BOOKER WASHINGTON ESCAPES UNHURT
Remain on Platform After Finishing
Address and So Avoids the Wild
Stampede Injured Are
Rein a; Attended.
BIRMINGHAM, All., Sept. 19. Seventy
eight people known to be dead and eighty
Injured, aome perhaps fatally, la the re
ult of a panic which occurred In Sbiloh
negro Baptist church here tonight during
the evening session of the national flap
tint convention. Fifteen hundred delegates
were crowded Into the church, which had
only a seating capacity of 400, when the
audience wm thrown Into stampede by
a conflict between two of the delegates In
the rear of the church. The cries of
fight" the audience mistook for an alarm
of "Are," and In the wild rush seventy
eight persons were crushed to death and
eighty more received Injuries some of
which may prove fatal. The list of dead
nd Injured Included only negroes In at
tendance. In the case of the visiting dele
fates the Identification has been difficult.
The catastrophe occurred at 9 o'clock.
Just as Booker T. Washington bad con
eluded his address to the national conven
tion of Baptists, and- for three hours the
cenes around the church were Indescrib
able. Dead bodies were strewn In every
direction ind the ambulance service of the
City was utterly Incapacitated to move them
until after 10 o'clock. Doiens of dead
bodies were arranged in rows on the grounds
outside of the house of worship, awaiting
removal to the various undertaking estab
lishments, while more than a score were
laid out on the benches Inside.
The church Is the largest house of wor
ship for negroes In Birmingham, and the
pastor says there were at least 2.000 per
sons In the house when the stampede began.
Instructions had been Issued to allow no
more to enter, but the negroes forced their
way lbside and were standing in every
aisle. Even tbe entrance to the church was
Words Are Misunderstood.
Just as Booker T. Washington concluded
Ms address. Judge Blllou, a negro lawyer
from Baltimore, engaged In an altercation
with the choir leader concerning in un
occupied seat and It Is said a, blow was
truck. Someone In the audience cried.
"They're flghtlnf'rTWetalflnc-the word
"fighting" for "fire," the congregation aroae
enmasse and started for tbe door. One
of the ministers quickly mounted tbe ros
trum and admonished the people to keep
quiet. He repeated the word "quiet" sev
eral times and motioned to his hearers to
be seated. Again the excited people mis
took the word "quiet" for "Are" and re
newed their efforts to get out. Men and
women crawled over one another to get
to tbe door. The ministers tried again to
atop the stampede, but no power on earth
could stay the struggling mass of hu
manity. The screams of women and chil
dren added to the horror of the scene, and
through mere fright many persons fainted
nd as they fell to the floor were crushed
The level of the floor Is about fifteen
feet from the ground and long steps lead
to the sidewalk from the lobby Just outside
of the main auditorium. Brick walla ex
tend on either side of these steps for six
"or leven leet. and these proved a veritable
death trap. Negroca who bad reached tho
top of the steps were pushed violently for
ward and many fell. Before they could
move others fell on them, and In fifteen
minutes persons were piled upon each
other to a height of ten feet.
Twenty SuBocute tn a Heap.
Thli will of struggling humanity blocked
the entrance and the weight of 1,500 per
sons was pushed against It. More than
twenty persons lying on the steps under
neath the heap of bodies died from suffo
cation. The two white men who were In
the rear of the church when the rush
began escaped, and realising the serious
ness of the situation, rushed to a corner
nearby and turned In a Sre alarm. Tbe
department came quickly and the arrival
of the wagons served to scatter the crowd
which had gathered around tbe front of
the church. A squad of police was also
. hastened to ths church and with the Bre
men finally succeeded In releasing the
negroes from their pinioned positions tn
the entrance. Ths dead bodies were
quickly' removed ind tbe crowd Inside,
finding an outlet, came pouring out. Scores
of them lost their footing and rolled down
tbe long eteps to the pavement, sustaining
broken limbs and Internal Injuries,
In an hour tbe church had been prac
tically cleared and sights which greeted
the eyes of those who had come to aid tho
Injured were sickening. Down the aisles
and along tbe outside of the pews the
dead bodies of men and women were scat
tered and the cries of maimed and wounded
Injared Are Attended.
The Shiloh church Is locsted Just on ths
edge of the South Hlghtauds, the fashion
able residence section of tbls city, and all
the physicians living In that part of town
went to the assistance of the victims. As
many of the suffering negroes is could be
moved by the smbulances were taken to
the hospitals, while the ethers were laid
out on the grounds and the" physicians at
tended them there. At least fifteen died
before they could be removed from the
During the stampede Booker T. Wash
ington and several other prominent negroes
were on the stage. None of those In tbe
choir or In tbe pulpit was Injured In the
least. For a few minutes they attempted
to restore order, but seeing their efforts
were futile, waited until the struggling
crowd had advanced far enough for them
to pick up the dead and Injured. Most of
the dead are women, and the physicians
ay In many cases they fainted and died
. from suffocation. A remarkable feature of
the calamity Is that no blood was seen on
1 any of the victims. They were either
crushed or died from suffocation.
Mather Escapee with Baby,
Captaia Frank P. O'Brien, former sheriff
Of Jefferson county and one of the prominent
(Continues oa Second Face.)
FRAM IS HOMEWARD BOUND
Arctic Steamer with Ksplorla Party
on Board Reaches a Port
HAUGUSEND. Norway. R"pt. 19 The
Arctic steamer Fram. hum r ward bound,
1th the Sverderup expedition on board,
passed Utsire today and took a pilot on
Captain Otto STerderua 'ho wai In rom-
mend of Fram during V
tlon to the North Pole In
June 24. 1898.
for the eglone
Previous to his sailing Lleutenh.
complained of Captain Sverderup s b
lion ind the captain explained In le
that he did not aim to reach ths pole, bu
only intended to explore Greenland and to
make a study of the Ice In that region and
by means of sledging Journeys to explore
the unknown regions of North Greenland.
STAVENGER, Norway, Bept. 19 Fram
arrived here at 3.30 p. m. Captain Sverde
rup, who received an enthusiastic welcome
from the large crowd present, looked well.
For nearly three years Fram lay impris
oned in tbe ice in Jones sound, between
Babbin bsy and the Arctic ocean. All at
tempts to blow up the Ice sround Frsm
proved fruitless, but In July of 1902. a heavy
southern stream loosened the vessel. The
vessel left Gothab, Greenland, August 14,
1902, but an accident to Its machinery com
pelled It to make the homeward Journey
entirely by sail.
Members of the expedition shot 100 musk
oxen. Surgeon . Bruskrugen died in the
north, and his body was burled In a hole
cut In the Ice. After the death of the doc
tor. Captain Sverdrup took his place and
attended to several cases of sickness. The
crew of Frsm speak of their leader In terms
of hearty praise.
CHRISTIANA. Norway. 8ept. 19. Captain
Sverdrup has telegraphed to the govern
ment as follows: "The districts explored
were the south and west coasts of Elles
mereland and the hitherto unknown dis
tricts to the west of that region. The
boiler of Fram shows signs of usage, but
everything Is In good order."-
JELLINEK'S PARTNER IS HELD
Officers of Vienna Arrest Him on Sup
position that He Mar Have
VIENNA. Sept. 19. A further examina
tion of the books of the Vienna Laeder
bank shows that the embezxlements of Ed
mund Jellinek, an official of th cashier's
deportment, a ho disappeared yesterday,
are about $1,150,000.
The frauds were effected by the manipu
lation of checks and by making false en
tries In the books, somewhat similar to
those In the Liverpool bank case.
It has been discovered, however, that
Jellinek has $250,000 to his credit with
various Vienna Arms In addition to Invest
ments of upward of $500,000 In Industrial
Jellinek, later In the day, was reported
to have committed suicide.
Adolpf Pollok, head of a firm of motor
car builders. In which Jellinek U said to
have Invested $562,600, has been arrested
on suspicion of complicity In the fugitive's
frauds. - -' -'
LOVE AFFAIR CAUSES MURDER
Well Knewa Socialist sad Lawyer of
Italy Accaaed of Asaasslaatloa
of Hla Mother-la-Law.
VIENNA, Sept. 19. It ts reported that
Tulllo Murrl, the well known socialist
and lawyer of Bologna, Italy, who Is ac
cused of the murder of Count Bonl Martini
recently found assassinated In bis house at
Bologna, has been arrested at the frontier
town of Ala, Australian Tyrol.
The motive for the murder of Count Bonl
Martini was at first attributed to robbery.
On September 12, however. Prof. Murrl, a
university professor, one of the best known
physicians In Italy and Count Bool's
father-in-law, denounced his own son, Tul
llo, ss. tbs murderer. The accused man,'
the dispatch added, admitted having mur
dered his brother-in-law. and said the
crime w.. c,uu.. - -- "-
voked by a family quarrel. Other reports
had it that a love affair was tbe cause.
Bonl Martini lived apart from his wife.
SALISBURY REPORTS DIFFER
Oae Indicates that He la Very 111, aad
Another that Hla rendition
LONDON, Sept. 19 Private advices re
ceived In London Indicate that Lord Salis
bury is worse than admitted In the Lucerne
dispatch on the subject. The symptoms. It
Is said by his friends, "are not yet con
sidered exceptionally grave." Dr. Walker.
ho was summoned to Lucerne, attended
Lady Salisbury during her last Illness.
Lord Salisbury has telegrspbed here that
his Indisposition Is not sufficiently serious
to warrant the members of his family go
ing to Lucerne.
QUEEN IS WITHHER FATHER
Knarland's Qoeea Goee to Copenhagen
to Visit Old Kins; Christian
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 19. Queen Alex-
andra arrived here today from England on
board tbe royal yacht Victoria and Albert,
which was met outside the harbor by Ktng
Christian, her father, and other members
of the royal family and was escorted Into
the roadstead by a Danish squadron of war
ships. All the cabinet ministers and mem
bers of tbe diplomatic corps met the royal
party at the landing place and they all
drove to Bernstoft castls through cheer
SHAK STARTS BACK TO PERSIA
Csar Carries Hla Telescope ta
Depot aad Tells Him to Be
Snre ta Write.
KURSK. 'Rusala, Sept. 1. The shah left
here yesterday on bis return to Persia. He
was bid farewell at the railroad station by
the csar. .The closing scene of the army
maneuvers yesterday was magnificent.
About $9,000 troops marched past the czar
and the shah. Including eighty-five squad
rons of cavalry and 401 guns.
REDMOND TO BE UNDER BOND
He la Sammoned aa Areoaat
Rtetat laresdlary liter-
DUBLIN, Sept. 19 William Redmond,
the Irish nationalist member of Parlia
ment, who recently made an incendiary
speech at Woodford, has been summons J
to give recognisances for his future good
QUEEN OF BELGIANS DEAD
Maria Hsirietta Expire! at Dinnar Table of
KING AND DOCTOR ARE BOTH ABSENT
Leopold In France and Physician
Elsewhere Abont pa and Have
to Be Sent For History of
the Plona Monarch.
8 PA, Belgium. Sept. 19 Marie Henri
's, queen of Belgium, died here suddenly
.rht at ten minutes before 8 o'clock.
,ither her husband, members of her fam
ily, nor her majesty's doctors were present
at the time of death. She was seated at
I table eating a light dinner, when she was
seized with an attack of syncope. Dr. Guil-
leume, who, In the course of the day, bad
remarked upon certain disquieting symptoms
in the queen's condition, was summoned
Immediately, but her majesty was dead be
fore he arrived. Two members of her
suit were with the queen during her last
As soon as the news of the queen's death
became known, a large crowd gathered out
side of the palace.
King Leopold had left France, for Spa,
and other members of the royal family have
been telegraphed for. M. Desmet de Nsyer,
the Belgian premier, will arrive tomorrow.
The queen and mother, Marie Henriette,
had been cruelly tried. In 1869 the death
of her son, the duke of Brabant, at the
age of 10 years, caused her grief beyond
measure. Later fresh alarms and keen
sorrows wrung her mother's heart when
tragic events shattered the happiness of
tbe Princess Stephanie, her daughter. The
death of the daughter of Prince Baldwin
(son of the count of Flanders, brother of
King Leopold) was another cruel blow to
her majesty, and the fire at Laeken cas
tle. In which a number of treasured relics
were destroyed, brought her a further
trial. The queen sought, If not to forget,
at least to lessen her sorrow by devoting
II her energies to works of charity. Her
attitude In the face of misfortune was al
ways calm and resolute.
The demonstrations which had been ar
ranged In honor of the visit to this city
tomorrow of the Boer generals, Botha. De
wet and Delarey, have been postponed and
all the festivities plsnned for the occa
sion have been abandoned because of tbe
death of the queen.
Queen Marie Henriette was a daughter of
the late Archduke Joseph of Austria. She
was born August 23, 1S6, and was married
August 22, 1853, to Prince Leopold of Bel
glum, son of King Leopold I, vho ascended
the throne at the death of his father, as
Leopold II, December 10, 1865.
The queen was noted for her piety and
charity', and In recognition of her devotion
to tbe church, tbe pope sent her, about
nine years ago, a notable token of high
esteem In the form of the Golden Hose of
Virtue. She was also a noted and brilliant
The queen had been ill for about three
yeara past of malady of the heart and of
recent months her condition has been so
serious that ' little hope of her recovery
ROBERTS URGES SHOOTING
African Campaigner Reminds Hla Men
that Practice Makes Perfect,
and Saya to Try It.
LONDON, Sept. 19. A special order Is
sued tonight by Earl Roberts, commander-
in-chief of the forces, says that his ex
periences in ootitn Africa Drought to him a
realization that tbe British soldiers can
cot yet take the fullest advantage of the
admirable weapons which are furnished
Earl Roberts criticises British officers
for their lack of interest In shooting prac
tice, and reminds them that their tactics
are liable to fail If the superiority of fire
is not sustained. In conclusion, the com
; mander-in-chlef promises to hold general
officers accountable for attaining a Bring
Bt.ndard of the hlgheat efficiency, and says
, h,ff ,,. , .
that hereafter no other will be considered
IN MEMORY 0FL0UIS KOSSUTH
Hunararlaae Gather at Cemetery Near
Bada Pest to Lay Mansoleam
BUDA PEST, Hungary. Sept. 19. The
ccntennary of the birth of Louis Kossuth
is being celebrated throughout Hungary
Here flags are flying and homes are dec
orated. A commemorative service In the
rrotesiant cnurcb was attended by two
songs of the Hungarian patriot, the prln
clpal local authorities' deputations from all
parts of the country and the Hanover vet
erans or 1848. At the conclusion of the
service Immense crowds proceeded- to the
cemetery to attend the laying of tbe foun
datlon stone of a mausoleum to be erected
to the memory of the national hero. General
Tuerr, a companion of the Hungarian exile
was present at tbe laying of the foundation
stone. The fund for the national memorial
to Kossuth now amounts to over $250,000.
RUMORS HURT THE IRON TRADE
Member of Important Firm Denies
Storlea of Alleged British
LONDON, Sept. 19. Speaking at a meet
ing at Usk, Monmouthshire, yesterday even
ing, Windsor Richards, a director of Guest,
Keen A Co., declared that all the recent
statement! regarding the formation of com
binations of iron firms promoted to com
bat the competition of the United States
were absolutely imaginative. He added:
"There is not an atom of truth In them.
Such statements do a great amount of mis
chief. The iron trade Is not very flourish
ing, and these untruthful statements do
great harm to business."
THIS WOULD INDEED JAR YOU
Earthqaake Shocks Demoralise Build
leas at Adelaide, Soath Aastralla,
aad Nearly Caaae Deatha.
ADELAIDE, 8outh Australia, Sept. 19
A severs earthquake shock experienced
here this evening caused a panic among
the people of this city. Buildings, includ
ing churches, were damaged and several
narrow escapes from death were recorded.
Many northern towns experienced earth
quake shocks this moraiug.
Laad Bad of Cable Landed.
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 19. The cable
steamer Colonla has landed ths land end
of tbe Pacific cable at Bamfield creek an!
has started on Its long trip to Fanning Is
land, paying out ths cable aa It proceeded.
REFUSE TO HANDLE THE COAL
SHENANDOAH. Pa.,' Sept. 16. Three
train crews refused to handle nonunion
coal from the Philadelphia A Reading com
pany's North Mahaney colliery today. S:t
eral hundred strikers were assembled near
the colliery when the engines arrived to
take a ay the coal cars and tbe strike lead
ers appealed to tbe railroad men to refuss
to haul tbe coal. The trainmen held
brief consultation and decided to grant the
request of the strikers. Tbe engines steamed
away without the cars amid the cheers of
the strikers. The crowd about the colliery
soon Increased to several thousand and the
company officials appealed to Sheriff Bed-
dall for assistance. Tbe sheriff explained
the situation by telephone to General Go-
bin, in command of the state troops here.
and the general ordered the Eighth regi
ment to the scene at once. By the time the
soldiers reached tho scene two other en
gines and crews had arrived from Gordon.
One company of the regiment was ordered
to mount the cars and the other soldiers
guarding the track for over a mile, the
train proceeded. The train consisted of
wenty-three cars loaded with coal and it
s the first coal to be shipped from this dls-
rict since the strike began. The mem
bers of the crews that refused to haul the
coal do not belong to any labor union.
RUMORS OF SETTLEMENT RIFE
Intimation Received fram One
Largest Operatora la Peas.
HARRISBURG. Pa., Sept. 1. The Tele
graph this evening prints the following:
Information reached the Telegraph
through a private source this afternoon
that the end of the coal strike waa In
'The report was to the effect that one
of the largest firms, whose representatives
In New York have been discussing: the
ituation for some time, had decided upon
. settlement and an official announcement
would be made either tomorrow or early
next week. The Information seemed to
have considerable foundation and came as
an answer to inquiries sent to New York
parties regarding the filling of large orders
for coal In this city. Intimating that the
orders would probably be filled sooner than
was expected because of the encouraging
prospects of an early settlement."
MITCHELL MAKES A PROMISE
Announces that Any Peace Overtores
from Operators Will Be Submitted
to Miners' Convention,
WILKESBARRE. Pa.. Sept. 19. Is order
to set all rumors about a settlement of
the miners' strike at rest, Prealdont Mitch
ell stated this evening that jtf -ny over
tures were received from the iperators
they woujd first be submitted I l t con
vention of the miners, and tie t eptanc
or rejection of any proposiiJjcf linade by
tbe coal oorapantes would rc k sVlth the
inch themselves. ' v .---'
A dam on Solomon'a creek, 'near here.
from which the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre
Coal company obtained water to operate
Ita Maffat washery, waa blown up by dy
namite today. Striking miners are ac
cused of blowing up tbe dam.
SL0CUM STATUE IS UNVEILED
Governors of Three Stntes Attend Ii
presslve Service on the Field
GETTYSBURG, Pa., Sept 19. The fine
equestrian statue of Major General Henry
Warner Slocum, a tribute to hla memory
from the state of New York, wss unveiled
toaay on cuips mil, wnere bis line was
located during the historical battle. The
governors of New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, the Seventh regiment of the
New York National Guard, which acted as
escort, ana veteran infantrymen and ar
tillerymen who served under General Slocum
attended the ceremonies of dedication.
The unveiling of the statue was the prln
clpal feature of the Thirty-third reunion
of the Society of the Army of the Potomac
At tbls meeting Major General John R.
Brooke, V. 8. A., retired, was elected com
mander and General King was re-elected
secretary. General D. E. Sickles was the
principal speaker. Colonel Rogers and
Colonel Baxter delivered orations and they
were followed by Governor Odell. Gov
ernors Murphy and Stone made brief re
A public meeting was held tonight, at
which Mayor Seth Low of New York City
waa the principal speaker.
WILL LEAD TAMMANY BRAVES
Charlea F. Marphy Is Ezalted by the
Executive Commit tee Devei-y
NEW YORK. Sent. 19. Charles F. Murphy
was tonight elected leader of Tammany
Hall at the meeting of the executive com
mittee, which was attended by all tbe mem
bers with the exception of August Moebus
of the Thirty-fourth assembly district. On
the calling of the meeting to order this res
olution was offered by President Haffen of
"Whereas the experiment of the commit
tee or three has proved the desirability
or Individual responHlbllity and leadership.
"Resolved, that the position and duties
heretofore occupied and performed by the
committee of three be hereafter occupied
and performed by Charles V. Murphy.
The resolution was carried by a vote of
29 to .
On the preposition to change the place
for holding conventions in the Ninth dis
trict by selecting delegates to state, county.
senatorial and assembly district. Frank
Goodwin demanded that the matter be laid
on the table and protested against William
S. Devery. becoming the accredited repre
sentative of the district, on the ground of
fraud. The matter was referred to the
committee on elections. After the meeting
Devery msde a formal dexand for hla cre
dentials, but waa unable to get any satis
CUTS RATE ON CANNED GOODS
Action of Mlssoarl Paclae May Bring
oa Renewal of Rate
CHICAGO. Sept. 19 Considerable excite
ment waa caused lo western traffic circles
here today by an announcement that ths
Missouri Pacific had cut tbe rata on canned
goods from St. Louis to Kansss City to 10
cents 100 pounds. The regular rate is 2!
cents. This action. It la believed, means a
renewal of the rate war between Chicago
and the Missouri river and the situation
threaten ta becoms serious.
LOVESWAR PAIS PENALTY
I Htiged at Iturgis far the Unprovaksd
Harder of Two Man.
LAUGHS WHEN ROPE IS BEING ADJUSTED
Saya "I Ana Satlsded and Hope Yon
Fellows Mill Die Like I Do"
Brother of One Victim
6TUROI3. S. D., Sept 19. (Special Tele
gram.) Ernest Loveswar paid the penalty
today on the scaffold, for the brutal murder
of two men while they slept, and while
he was enjoying' the hospitality of their
home. There were no unusual scenes at
tending tbe execution.
The condemned man did not retire last
night until 11 o'clock. He then slept until
7 o'clock, but becoming restless talked with
the watch for awhile. He then dropped to
sleep again and did not awaken until 6:40
He ate a hearty breakfast and during
the meal said that "he did have It in"
for the sheriff and corouer, but that he had
nothing against them now.
The death warrant was read by tbe sheriff
to Ernest Loveswar for murder at 9 o'clock.
while he was smoking and rolling a cigar
between his fingers. The last rites by the
minister. Rev. Wylie, began at 12:35 o'clock,
lasting forty minutes, and he was taken to
the gallows at 1:45 p. m.
When asked by the sheriff If he hsd any
thing to say, he said: "I am satisfied and
I hope you fellows will die like I do. I
mean to be brave." He went to tbe gal
lows alone, without any assistance, and
made no resistance, whatever, at any time.
He laughed when being strapped and
laughed when the rope was put around his
neck. He shook bsnds with the officers
before the cap was put on.
The trap was sprung at 1:57, and he was
pronounced dead at 2:10.
He ate dinner at 11:30 csnslstlng of
fried chicken, lemon pie, cake, mashed po
tatoes and gravy, and baked squash. He
remarked that the chicken was very good.
The body was prepared and taken out this
afternoon to Culbertson Place for Inter
ment, in accordance with a request made
Among the witnesses of tbe hsnglng was
A. F. Puck of Sioux City, brother of one
of the murdered men.
Makes Written Confession.
Ernest Loveswar made a written con
fession which is now In tbe hands of the
Sturgls Record, acknowledging bis guilt as
8TURGIS. B. D.. SeDt. 17. 1902.-I am
going to write Juet what 1 have done on
the loth of June, Ii2. I will tell you J-ist
the truth of it. Well. I had a auarrel with
Cwttrander about three times before that.
ar.d tindly I arot into it. And I will tell
wnat i had a auarrel with htm over, it
was about a girl, and I never can tell you
who the girl is. You have to find that
out by yourself. Ostrander was trying to
take the girl away from me and he, rind
ing out that he couldn't do it, and than he
turn around and wanted to tight, tin I
told him that I don't want to fight over
a girl and be says that he will kill me
if I don't be carefull.
Than I said I'll riant with run or a
knife any- wy he wants and Puck--told
me to not to do anything with him. So at
that time we didn't do anything. I try to
get Ostrander out alone, so I can do some
bi-slnesa with him, but 1 couldn't do It.
I had my mind made up that he either
kill me or 1 kill him. What hurts me so
bad Is I ain't got anything against Purk.
wnen 1 nave snot both of them I light
a maehe and see them and I begin to feel
bad, but 1 couldn't help, it was to late.
I did not mean to hurt Puck. He Is the
one told me to stay all night, and so 1
did. I will sny right now that I didn't
had a thing against Puck, but Ostrander
is the man that I mean to kill. I've shot
Ostrander with my gun and Puck with
his gun, but I don't know if Puck's gun Ik
loaded or not, but I know my gun was
loaded, and I used that on Omrander and
1 always wish that Pucks gun wasn't
loaded. And another thing, they wasn't
nobody there at that time but Ostrander,
Puck and myself. I never took no rirafs
either. I don't know nothing about them.
I didn't have time to look around, and
never open that trunk. I didn't take any
thing out of there but the gun and noth
ing else, and I never hit Puck with the
ax either, but I hit Ostrander with the ax.
isow i guess you people will know it all.
J feel Just as bad as some of you people
ww. nwn fiui ib mi. i inswer nor and
return no more. ERNEST LOVESWAR.
Story of the Crime.
The story of the crime for which Loves
war today suffered the death penalty Is an
Interesting one. Tbe double murder was
committed on Tuesday night, June 10, last,
but was not discovered until the evening of
the next day. Wednesday evening, June 11,
Frank Horlocker and John Tlmmons, cow
boys employed on a neighboring ranch, rode
over to the Puck ranch, which is situated
on White Owl creek, in tbe extreme west
ern part of the state, in the heart of tbe
great cattle raising region north of the
Black Hills, to aid Puck and Ostrander at
The ranch was deserted, but Horlocker
and Tlmmons, knowing the hospitality of
the region, entered the cabin. It was de
serted. A mound under the bed clothes in
the bunk attracted their attention, and
Horlocker turned down the sheets, to find
bis young friends cold in death.
A bullet hole was in each head, and both
skulls were bruUed and fractured, appar
enUr by heavy blows. A search of the
cabin revealed everything intact, except
Puck'a revolver, which usually hung upon
the wall, and a quantity of ammunition.
The two cowboys at once rode to Sturgls
and gave the alarm. In a remarkably brief
time a sheriff's posse was on the spot snd
bloodhounds were secured to trail the mur
derer or murderers. There was no appar
ent motive for the crime, and for a time
it puzzled all.
Puck and Ostrander had alwaya been on
the best of terms with all tbe ranchmen
and cowboys In tbe region. At first it was
supposed to have been the, work of cattle
'rustlers, but no evidence was found to
prove tbe existence ol any "rustling" in
Womaa'a Letter First Cine.
in tne meantime a note, written by a
Mra. Boe to Peter Culbertson, was found
near the cabin. The sheriff picked it up
and preserved it. It was soon discovered
thst Ernest Loveswar, a half-breed Indian,
whose home was on the I'lne Ridge reser
vation, but who had been a hanger-on in
the neighborhood for some time, was miss
He bad been employed at the Boe ranch,
a few miles distant, and It was ascertained
tbat be had been dispatched with the note
written by Mrs. Boe to Culbertson. Then
came the news that at Whltewood. a town
soma miles northwest of Sturgls, Loveswar
had cashed a note of Puck's, payable to
Loveswar, for $-'0. At Rapid City the note
waa declared a forgery.
Aa ausplcion thus pointed to Loveswar,
be was arrested on the Pine Ridge reserva
tion and lodged In the Meade county Jail
oa the charge of having committed tho
crime. Tbe Indian could not deny that he
bad been at the Puck ranch on the night
of the double murder.
Story ToM by Loveswar.
After considerable urging he confeased
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CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska R.Vn and M'ich
Cooler Saturday; Sunday Fair and Cool.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar, Dea. Hoar. Ilea.
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7 a. ni 41 p. m
a. m Btf 4 p. in '
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11 i. a T p. m l
12 ni mi M p. m tl4
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CATTLE GROWERS ALARMED
Kansas Man Assrrts Packers' Mrraer
Will Mnke the Business
TOPEKA. Kan.. Sept. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) "The outlook for the cattle lndua
try Is dark. The heavy cattle receipts at
Kansas City yards recently simply means
tbat the western cattlemen are alarmed
over the future prospects of the Industry
and are either going out of the business
entirely or are reducing their herds so ss
to be able to handle them with their own
capital. Breeding herds are being wiped
out rapidly In every quarter. Production
la being stopped. Next year tbe shortage
will be felt In the price of veal. Later on
beef prices mill go soaring. Why the
alarm? The packing house merger." Thus
spoke M. C. Campbell, chairman of the
State Livestock commission, and one
of the largest individual cattlemen of the
west, today, in discussing the cattle situa
tion. "Tbe cattlemen all know," continued
Mr. Campbell, "that a packers' combine,
and especially a packers' merger, means
Injury to the cattle industry, and they
are preparing themselves so as to get hurt
as little as possible by reducing their
herds. In my opinion, within three years
there will be such a shortage as to really
amount to a cattle famine."
TOM REED DOESN'T SEE WHY
He Finds It Hard to Discover Reason
for Some Persona Questioning
WASHINGTON. Sept. 19. Ex-Speaker
Thomas B. Reed, in an Interview tonight
on tbe withdrawal from congress of Speaker
Henderson of Iowa, said tbat he saw no
reason why General Henderson's statement
of the reason for his withdrawal should
not be accepted as correct without search
ing for any ulterior reason.
The ex-speaker said: "I don't see -why,
when a man In the political worl'J assigns
a good reason for sudden action on his
part, If It he precipitate, be rsnnnt be
Mr. Reed said he was opposed to tariff
revolution, adding: "I believe the senti
ment of the people of this country is deadly
opposed to tariff revision, and If it Is not,
it certainly will be should the tariff be
When asked what, in his opinion, would
be the effect of Speaker Henderson's atti
tude on the republican party, he said:
"Well, you know, I am out of politics
and I look to others for political forecasts,
but I might say that sometimes a great
conflagration may be started hvayery
little matco. ,. i.
WORKING BRINGS HEAVY FINE
President of Boiler Makers' I n Ion As
sessed a.l,AOO for Refusing to
Go on a Strike.
"KANSAS CITY, Sept. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) The largest fine ever Imposed
upon a union workman for refusing to obey
a strike order has Just been assessed
James McCarrick, former president of the
boiler me.kers' union of Kansas City, Kan
He has been fined $1,500 because he re
mained at work when the boiler makers
in the Union Pacific railroad shops went
on a strike. McCarrlck has been In tha
employe of the Union Pacific for thirty
years. He la well thought of by his em
ployers, and aa president of the boiler
makers' union McCarrlck was regarded aa
one of the leading figures In organized la
bor circles. McCarrlck says he will not
pay the fine tn the event of a settlement
between the boiler makers and the rail
road company. "It tt ever becomes nec
essary for me to go elsewhere to work,"
says McCarrlck, "I will look outside of
union shops for employment. My family
comes before any union on earth."
MONEY OF ESTATE IS SHORT
Man Who Maaaared It Disappears aad
Father Puts Up Check; to Make
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 19. A special to
the Times from Hlgglnsvllle, Mo., ssys:
Theodore Young, business manager of tbe
Grove Young estate, which Is worth $300,000,
has disappeared. Grove Young died aeven
years ago and left a will providing that
after thirty yeara his estate ahould be di
vided among the heirs. Theodore Young,
a near relative, waa made business agent
on a aalary. The first settlement since he
assumed charge of the estate waa to have
been made last Monday. Young baa written
to the trustees from a western town tbat
he could not face them with the shortage
they would find. Hla father, wealthy
farmer, baa deposited bis own check In a
bank here to cover his son's supposed
shortage, with the statement tbat be will
make good whatever the shortage may be.
GO TO JERUSALEM NEXT TIME
Next International Sunday School ton-
ventlou to Be Held In Jewish
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19. It was dell
nitely decided today at the last session of
the central executive committee of the in
ter national Sunday school convention to bold
the next world's convention at Jerusalem
In the month of April, 1904. This decision
Is subject to the approval of tba British
wing of the organization, but it was said
tonight tbat wing will undoubtedly approve
the action of the committee.
The central executive committee elected
Mrs. J. W. Barnes superintendent of pri
mary work. of all the Sunday achoola of tha
United Slates and Canada.
Movemeata of Oreaa Vessels Sept. la,
At New York Arrived: La Touralne,
from Havre: Lucania, from Liverpool: Co
lombia, from Hamburg; Calabria, from
uxnoa; lanadlan. from Liverpool. Sailed
Cymric, from Liverpool.
At Auckland Hailed: Sierra, from San
r rani ihco.
At Liverpool Arrived: Germanic, from
New York; Hanoverian, from Huston.
At Havre Arrived: Le Uretugne, from
At ijueenstown Arrived: Campania
from New York.
At Plymouth Arrived: Oraf Waldersee,
from Nw ork.
At Cherbourg Arrived: Grsf Waldemee
fmm Nt York, via Plymouth for Ham
burg and irot-et-ried.
At bouthampton Arrived: Steamer
Boulbwark, lioiu New jura for Antwerp,
MERCER WINS IS CITY
Eat Hs Lotti in 8ath Omaha aad ths
C0R"0RATI0NS TAKE LIVELY HAND FOR HIM
Mercar Monsy Circulates Frsely it Grsa,
UNUSUALLY LARGE VOTE CAST IN CITY
DsmscraU Jubilata Over Fraspsot sf Euy
Mark far Csngmt.
COUNTY AND JUDICIAL DELEGATIONS
Story of the Stubhnra Political
Klaht In All Its Varlona de
tails Incidents of the
Result of Republican Primaries.
Omaha. Mercer. Mercer. Total.
First ward ..a 2.M 2 602
Beeond ward ZVS 2TS 613"
Third ward St 2V - .170
Fourth wiird 471? :w 79
Fifth ward 34.1 2k
Sixth ward 4v9 3n
Seventh ward lis MS
eighth ward ;i.i 217 W7
Ninth ward 417 ... -447
South Omnha 317 3t7 681
The table here printed shows the result
of the republican primary election on con
gressional delegations in the city of Omaha.
Mercer delegations won out In six of ths
city wards, with a friendly delegation In
the Sixth masquerading under the Prstt
Mercer lost out tn two Omaha wards and
In South Omaha and In a number of con
tested country precincts.
The primary fight proved to be one ol
the roost hotly waged In the history of
Omaba politics. With most favorable
weather an unusual large vote was polled
and workers arrayed in numbers seldom
The Mercerite program to defeat his thre
opposing candidates, Cornish. Pratt and
Breen, each In their own ward, was to ths
extent successful, slthough In the First
ward the Cornish forces were overcome cnlj
by the narrow margin of from two to six
Corporations Are Active.
In every ward Mercerite money flowed
like water, while the active bands of tbs
railroads, banks and other great corpora
tions were plainly In evidence. All ths
power of the Mercer-Broatch police board,
through use of the police club, was brought
In play, moat flagrant Instances occurring
In the First and Sixth wards.
The contest on county and Judicial dele
gates has resulted for the most part tha
same as the congressional delegations, al
though by different majorities.
It was noticeable-Mast night tbat the Ju
bilation at the Mercer headquarters was
equalled only by the Jubilation of Mr.
Hitchcock and his democratic friends, who
had been exerting themselves quietly, as
far aa possible, to promote Mercer'a nomi
nation. Two of the conventlona are scheduled
for today, both at Washington ball, tbe
congressional convention to be called to
order by Chairman Blackburn at 11 o'clock,
and the county convention to be called to
order by Chairman Goss at 3 o'clock. The
Judicial convention will not meet until next
The closest contest in the city was In
the First ward, and though Mercer money
flowed freely, he carried tbe ward fly ma
jorities ranging only from two to atx
votes. E. A. Willis, the low man on tha
Mercer delegation, received 60 votes and
the high men on the anti-Mercer delega
tion, Hans Bock, Charles Hanley and Sam
W. Scott, received 248 votea each. Hug't
Bartson and Herman Kountse led tbe
Mercer delegation with 2S4 votes each.
Several votea were improperly scratched '
and were thrown out. Tbe contest for the
county delegation was equally aa bard
fought and resulted in a tie between
Charles Nelson and R. K. Paxton on tbe
Jefferla delegation and Adolph Kreneck
on the unpledged delegation, who received
243 votes each. Tbe remainder of tbs
Jefferls delegation wers elected by less
than ten majority. The Judicial delegation,
composed of Frank W. Bandhauer, Bert C,
Miner and R. A. Wlllison. were eleoted.
In tbe Second ward the antl-Meteer
forces elected a straight ticket of dele
gates to both congressional and county
conventlona by a safe margin. On tbe con'
gresstonal ticket the vote for Fred Brun
ing, high man on the anti-Mercer aide, waa
9, that for Louis Swoboda, high Mercer
man, being 233. On the county ticket S.
A. Corneer and Gus Hamel led the anti
Mercer vote with 269. while A. C. Harts
received 222 aa high Mercerite. There was
but one Judicial ticket, that" being' for
Troup, and William Nekel was preference
for ward assessor.
Mercer found very few friends la ths
Third ward, where the worklngmen pre
dominate, bis ticket having been anowed
under by a vote of 282 to $8. There were
few spilt tickets, but some of ths voters
failed to put any cross opposlts the names
of tbe county delegation, which ran eight
votes lower than the congressional. The
county delegation, which standa for
George A. Mead for atate senator, waa
elected by a vote of 279 to 84. There was
but one Judicial ticket In the ward and
tbat received 288 votes.
There waa an unusually heavy vote In
the Fourth ward, where the Mercerltea
won out by a vote of 474 for Ourlry, ths
high man on the Mercer ticket, to 29$ for
Wharton, the high man on tbs opposing
ticket. The county delegation, pledged to
R. B. Howell for state senator, was elected
by a vote of 478 to 290 for tbe delegation
that atood for Kaley for county attorney
and Tuttle for representative. Tbe Judi
cial ticket for J. W. Carr waa also carried
through by a large margin.
A heavy vote was cast in ths Fifth ward,
tbe total being 613. Tbe Mercer congres
sional ticket won by a vote of M for Mal
lory, high man, to 23 for Elllngwocd, who
led tbe anti-Mercer delegation. The county
delegation for Charles L. Saunders for atate
seoator waa elected by an average majority
of about 60. and tbe Judicial ticket In
structed for George A. Day was successful.
Tbe police board club wss worked to a
perfection In the Sixth ward, all after
noon two policemen and frequently more
were present Including Captain Hsse and
aergesnta. It was apparent from the Brst.
that the men wers there for a parpess other
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