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SHOWS CASH IN TREASURY
fiUte Treasurer Mor.en.--en Files His First
Reprs with Auditor
N.'EGENFIND IS REAOf TO MEET DEATH
Seward Man l.onLlai fur Wit Who
Mae Eloped with III n-ln-l arr,
lnt I Inal.k to Kind the
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Msrrh 2. (Speeisl.) State
Treasurer Mortensen today filed with the
auditor hla report of the slate treasury.
Included In he report la a Hat of the banks
In which atate money la deposited and the
amount In each. Mr. Mortenson 1ns not
changed anjr of the atate depositories rx
cept to add three or four. The report s hours
that the atate baa a total In the general
fund of tS5.4O0.Jd. At the beginning of tho
month the amount of tbla fund was W,
(.! and In the Interim, $136,575.28, has
been paid In.o the treasury on account of
thla fund. The difference represents tho
mount of money paid out. Following it
the atatement In detail: .
Feb. 1, Re- P.iv- Feb. 28,
Kurds. UKfl relpts. ments. 19 '3.
G ncral f friX Jl.TX.iT5 $iid.l $ S.4fl
Perm, school.... lx,;'.i lur.i'tu l.,SRi 2.13
Temp, rhonl... 12I.1M 87.7"- 5,M 2m..lSl
Perm, univer... l.tftg 1.797 z,S;
Ag. Col. endow. Vlf.i 13.KW 12.i 7.011
Temp, tinlver... 29.til3 37.M4 11,415 SS.171
Ho.p. Insane... 1.219 1K4 1.44
State library.... .f.r8 SS 64i'J
I'nlverslty cash 10( S.379 7.4
Normal library. 3.174 6.174
Normal endow. 1.1KB 1,500 2.KI
Normal Interest 1.2!0 400 l.tSM
Inheritance tax 778 7,8
Pen. Bp. labor.. 3,371 2,373 4,443 l.::m
Hen. land 4.NW 4.K1
Ag.A Mch. Arts 11.144 92 1U-1
U. 8. Exp. 8ta.. 2.370 53 l,Hi4
Totals $287,303 $4.,1,6 9 $361,11" $377,79 i
Where the Money la.
West Point National bank. West
Point $ 15,000 00
Puckers' National bank. South
Omaha 1,996 94
Saunderi County National bnnk,
V nnoo t 6,044 45
Ci'tt.'r Nat.nnal bank, Broken
Bi.w ymm 00
Adam County bank. 1 lnMlng-4. . . . 6.3.".7 fit
tJoimun National bank. Hastlnns.. 5.041 47
Battle Creek Valley bonk, Battle
Creek 6,0411 jo
Klrat Nat'onnl batik, Alliance, 3.'i17 20
First Nutlnnnl bunk, York 4.0L'4 lo
Ncrfidk National bank. Norfolk.. 7,037 f 9
Brokn Bow State bank. Broken
Bov ..... g .,) (O
f'J'taens' bnnk, MtCook 7.0K9 i
Union State bank. Harvnrd 4.(Vi4 10
I'lty National bunk, York 3.017 )
State Bank of Curtla, Curtis 3.020 fl.i
First National bank, Old 9,950 00
Commercial State bank, Grand
iHiuncl 5,000 00
Farmers and Merchants' bank,
Stromsburg 4,024 63
Bank of Razllle Mills, Bnzllle Mills 1.500
First National bnnk. Hi.lilrege.... 2,'.tii 37
First State bank. St Paul . ;ci 10
Iitmera and Merchants' bank,
Lincoln 3 (00 $2
1 ire National bnnk, Wane .... ,. W
Walbach Stats bank, Walbach.... 1,500 0)
J'lerce County bank. Pierce 7,000 (
Bank of Urlea.ts, Orleans 4.0UU 0)
Uraml Islaml Banking company,
tiratid Island 7.4.T2 )
J'lrst National ank. Loomis 3,'nf") ()
Valentino State bank, Valentine.. 5.000 00
j-jnk of Syracuse, Syracuse 3..H0 ou
'Itliena' National bank, 8t. Paul 7,.r)7 i7
viewport State bank. Newport 2.x.H0
Union Natlonat bank, Omiha U (:j
j'Trst National bank, Lincoln 13,833 11
Merchants' National bank. Omahu 43.023 41
Ity National bank, Lincoln 23 023 M
J-lrat National bank, Omahu 30 M M
Bank of Commerce. Lincoln 2,677 9
United States National bank,
Omaha IP 635 II
' .c-1'.inibla National bank. Lincoln 18.667 '
Omaha National bank. Omaha.... 31 068 67
t ommcrclal National bank, Omaha .i9S 12
Tot' $370,486 65
Ktleg-enllnd Ready to Hans.
Ootlleb Nlegennnd, under senttce of
death In the atate penltecilary. Is ready to
have the sentence carried cut on the day
et, March 13. He Is cheerful end uncom
plaining and yesterday sent the following
letter to his brother:
NEBRASKA STATE PENITENTIARY
IfJTN;C,8TER CO- Neb- March 1 lVl Hi:
lolph Nlegenflnd, Green River. Sweetwater
county. Wyo.-Dear Brother Rudolph:
Olga wrote and said you wrote two times
and haven t received any answer. I wrote
tine letter to you and that one vou got. and
also answered It. You wrote that vour wife
la sick, but I hope that she la getting bet
ter. 1 am all right. I feel like a klnp,
healthy and well, pienty to eat and to drink
nd good service and what does one want
Wore In thla world?
I hope to hear from you ajrain before mv
time la up the 13th of March. I hoLe you
will remain well. I Hm all right.
Now I will cloae, dear brother and slater-In-law;
remain well and do not let my
death make you sorrowful.
That la all for this time. Your brother
Therefore, goodnight to you all. Amen.
The letter la well written and shows a
teady band. This is the first evidence
of feeling displayed by Niegennnd ainco bis
Incarceration In the penitentiary. Ho dc..ft
not know of any effort telng made to help
Lincoln bowlers want a atate association
and to that end held a meeting yesterday
lo discus waya for the forming of auch.
The present plan provides for a tournament
In May with Lincoln the place. Commutes
have been named from the local leiue ta
confer with Omaha and other Nebrak
towns to secure their support.
Elopes wlta Mother-In. Law.
James Gray ta in Lincoln from Seward
with one of the strangest stories ttat tho
local police have ever had to des' with.
Gray claims that bis aon-ln-law, William
Barnes, has eloped with his (Grty'sl lfe,
and according to Uw, Bt.'ies' mother-in-law.
Gray claltnr, that the pair are In Lin
coln and he wants them hatY The police
were loath at first to ,ic:ept the story as
gospel until the records were produced
showing that tome time ago In Seward,
Gray and Barnes created considerable ex
citement and winder, by appearing on the
streets of that town, Barnes In the lead,
both on horses, going at a breakneck paco,
and Gray armed with a shotgun and a dis
position to use It. When the sheriff luter
posed and stopped Gray It was learned that
Barnes, not content with marrying the
daughter had made eyea at his mother-in-law
with such success that she loo. had
been wooed away from her Urge lord, and
was under the spell of her son-ln-l..w.
Wouin Haa Nerve.
Mrs. E. M. Taylor, who possesses more
will than strength, made an heroic but un
successful attempt to capture a burglar
thla morning at her home. She discovered
leMfjMUp' iiPHunu iiiim 1 k u mm
- I r -.
the Intruder, a large colored man. In an
upstairs rr.om and ordered him to leave the
house. The negro started down the stnlrs
preceded by Mrt. Taylor. When ho reached
the front door and stf pped out on the porch.
Mrr. Taylor grabbed him by the collar and
demanded to know what he had taken fro.j
the room. Tho negro refused to allow her
to senrrh him and started down the street
dragging Mrs. Taylor. The woman screamed
fcr help acd attrac ed the attention of
some men across the street, but they did
not come to her assistance. After hsngini;
onto the collar of the negro for almost half
a block. Mrs. Taylor lost her grip and the
negro escaped. He secured several rings
and a gold watch.
Life Work of Went Point Priest.
WEST rOINT. Neb.. March $. (Special.)
For the last nineteen years, during the
Incumbency of veiy Rev. Joseph Ruesing
as rector of the Catholic parish of St.
Mary's In this city, the material condlllon
of the parish has been steadily growing
better. A fine church, costing $22,000, was
built ten years ego, the property otherwise
Improved, and now the building of a
parochial residence baa been started, which
when completed will make the property
of the church here the most valuable
ecclesiastical Investment In northeast Ne
braska. The church owns an entire city
block and the value of the property and
Its Improvements when the structure now
being built Is completed will not be short
of $50,000. The eld frame church erected
here by the pioneers of Cuming county
In 1870 has been torn down to make room
for the new Improvement. To Father
Ruesing's arduous efforts Is due this re
markable achievement. No parish In the
state has made such progress In the last
two decades. This zealous clergyman has
made this his life work and Is happy In
being able to at least partially realize his
Investigating flank Affnlra.
TECUMSEH. Neb., March 2. (Special.)
The grand Jury here in the district court
will probably devote a part of this week
at least to investigations in the failed
Chamberlain bank matters. It, !s under
stood that Sheriff W. H. Cummlngs has
been given a number of subpoenas to serve
on witnesses in the case. Just what can
be accomplished Is a matter for conjecture,
but most citizens are Inclined to believe
that the investigation will amount to but
little. Mrs. C. M. Chamberlain and sons,
Russell and Lowell, have left the city and
are probably at the home of her sister, Mrs.
John Greer. In Virginia, 111.
Asks for Increase In Washes.
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., March 2. (Spe
cial Telegram.) A committee of tho Fed
eration of Labor today made a request of
Manager MucCuaig of the National Starch
company for an Increase of 2 cents ncr
hour on the wages of men employed In the
plant. The matter was referred to head
quarters and action will hardly bo taken
for several days. The committee also mado
the name request of Manager Stafford of
the Great Western Cereal mills. Manager
Stafford said as long as the employes of the
plant had made no demand fc an Increase
that he could not take the matter up with
Fined for Mint reatlnar Horse.
FREMONT, Neb.. March 2. (Special.)
Poter Miller of this city was fined $50 and
costs In Justice court today for cruelty to
a horse. Tho evidence showel that a horse
which Miller wra leading behind a wagon
fell, dislocating his hip. The team dragged
him In this condition for some distance.
Miller then tied him to a tree and left, hltu
standing there for nearly twenty-four
hours. The farmers near whore it hap
pened wore very Indignant over the matter
and a number of them drove In twelve
miles to see that Miller got Justice.
Kxtendlnac Telephone Connection.
FREMONT. Neb.. March 1. (Special.)
The Arlington Telephone company, which
has 160 'phones on its line, is anxious to
make a connection with the Fremont com
pany and sojne kind of a trams arrange
ment will probably be made In the near
future. The Arlington company has con
nections now with lines reaching to Blair,
Kennard, Herman, Tekamah and Fonta
nels. The Fremont company has its work
here nearly completed.
(basse In Newspaper Field.
SUTTON, Neb., March 2. (Sr-oclal.)
The Advertiser-News vlant has changed
hands. Mr. Leroy Mershan, formerly editor
of the Wilcox Herald, having purchased the
business and . has assumed control.
FORECAST OFJTHE WEATHER
Fair In Sooth, Snow and Colder
In North Nebraska
WASHINGTON, March 2. Forecast:
For Nebraska Fair In south: snow and
colder In north portion Tuesday. Wednes
For Iowa Partly cloudy and possibly
threatening Tuesday; warmer in eact and
central portions; southerly winds.
For Illinois Fair Tuesday and Wednes
day; fresh south winds.
For North and South Dakota Snow and
colder Tuesday. Wednesday, fair.
For Kansas Fair Tuesday and Wednes
day. For Montana Snow, with colder In south
east portion Tuesday. Wednesday, prob
For Wyoming Snow and colder Tuesday.
For Colorado Generally fair, except
snow in mountain district Tuesday; colder
In northwest portion. Wednesday, fair.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA. March 2. Oillcial rtoorti of tem
perature and p ecinltatiun compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
190S. 1902. 1901 1900
Maximum temperiture ... 44 32 65 33
Minimum temperature ... 22 10 :w 21
Mfan temperature 33 21 60 31
Prectp.tatl n 0 .01 .00 .uj
Record cf temperature und precipitation
at Otuutia for this uay and since March L
Normal temperature 32
Excess for the day
Total exeeca since March 4
Normal preclp.tation 04trch
Deficiency for the day 04 inert
Total rainfall since March 1. 1901 uo inCll
Deficiency since March 1 OS inch
lit tlc'.eney for cor. period, 1902 00 inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 19ul OS Inch
H,orta Iron Stallone at T P. HI.
1 51 51
CONDITION OF THE
Valentine, partly rloudy
North Plutte. partly ik udy
Sail Lake Cltv. cloudy
Rapid t ity. cloudy
v illlMmi, cloudy
St. Louis, clear
St. Paul, cloudy
Kansas City, cloudy
' Ittvre, cloudy
39 44i .0
Soi 3t .01
2i 441 .0)
321 3v .0)
3i 44 j .0)
38i 40 .01
&H 44 .0)
S4 it. .))
34; 3t .0)
il a. .01
16 2') T
21 1 .ou
51 56 .0.)
T Inalcales trace of precipitation.
I. A. WKUU1.
Local Forecast OfUclai.
THE OMAITA DAILY HEE: TUESDAY
ARGUMENT IN LILLIE CASE
State Fip.ihei Up Its Testimony in Short
Order in Forenoon.
CASE TO GO TO THE JURY IN MORNING
Court Room and Halls Leading: to It
Are Crowded with People Anx
ious to 9re Closing
DAVID CITY, Neb., March 2. (Special. )
A large number were greatly disappointed
hen the defense in the Lllli" murder ease
rested its side of the casj Saturday even
Ins, in that the defendant, Mrs. Lena M.
LI III p did not go upon the stand and affirm
or deny the numerous statements It Is al
leged she made to different psrtlea on the
morning ot the murder and subsequent
When conrt convened this morning the
large district court room waa well lilted.
The housewives, chambermaids and servunt
girls postponed their customary wash 1ay
and came out to witness the closing of '.ho
mcst Important case In the history of Butler
The Jury, when brought In court, pre
sented the appearance 5f having enjoyed
the Sunday rest.
Mrs. Ltllie bad the appearunre this morn
ing of one who la undergoing a cv"te
mental strain, and who no doubt appreciates
the fact that the trying ordeal la nearlng
Arthur Pepper was the first witness this
morning. He said: "I II vo about 100 feet
south of the Llllle residence. On the morn
ing of the shooting I arrived at the Lllllo
house about 5:30. I assisted Mr. Heath with
tho bloodhounds. After they left the llllio
house they went south, part of the . ime on
tho sidewalk. The dogs went where the
campers were, barked and then went over
to the campers' wagons. I do not think
they had any trail. They acted like they
were glad to get out.
"I was present when the dogs w,re
started out on the second trip. I held one
of them. They went down the center of
tho street this time about twenty-flvn or
thirty feet from where they went the Iffct
time. Thoy went to the campers' wagons
again. The dogs waned to turn in .icain
and Heath would not let them. Th"re waa
a dog tied under the wagon. This teemed
to be the reason they wanted to atop. The
dog that was tied under the wagon was
W. D. Westover and I. J. West gavo
some very strong rebuttal testimony con
tradicting witnesses W. R. Heath and Ar
Commence the Arftnmext.
At 10 o'clock the state concluded the in
troduction of rebuttal testimony, n.l tbe
arguments of counsel was commanded. I'y
agreement the arguments wero not limited.
County Attorney A. J. Evans opened tho
argument tor the state. He congratulated
tbe Jury In their patience In listening to
the testimony Introduced, taking Into con
sideration the fact that they bad been prac
tically in close confinement for more than
two weeks. He Impressed upon their
minds that they alone were the judgos of
the testimony and in quoting tbe .esl.'mony
he would give It as near correct as he pos
sibly could. He said in part:
"Remember your oaths, remember your
responsibilities, and render a verdict In ac
cordance with the evidence, that in after
years you will not regret what you have
done. The witnesses in tho case have ail
been before you and you are the solo Judges
of their evidence. The. attorneys for . the
defense have criticised r.nme ot thi evi
dence tor the etate, but they were :n
ployed by the officers of Butler county
and tbetr acts In running dewu tho person
who committed the crime were perfectly
legitimate. I believo that Mr. Ran rr.d
Mr. Derby have been in Butler cocaty too
long, their reputations have been well es
tablished and there is 11 j reason that lie
should be attacked us 'hey have been by
the defense in this cne.
"The principal wit pisses for the de
fense have iesiiilc'l trat tbe domastio re
lations of Mr. and Mrs. Llllle were pleasant,
affectionate and loving. I do not know
how It affects you, gentlemen, of the Jury,
but to me It Is not sufficient. The fact
that they did not quarrel In the presence
of hired help and vlsitorc Is not suffi
cient; the evidence shows that the de
fendant was living a double lite, the
letter In evidence proves this to be an
"When haa tbe defendant showed one act
of affection, of love. I have failed to dis
cover it; the ordinary wife would not be
transacting business and the husband know
nothing about it.
Soma Peculiar Circumstances.
"On the 23d day of October she tele
phoned to Mr. Runyon about the deals ahe
had with him. She kenw about $200 or $300
in margins were due; she met Mr. Runyon
that evening, but said nothing to him about
paying this. She went home and told the
sewing girls about having a large amount
of money lh the house. There is a circum
stance that is very peculiar. Another pe
culiar circumstance on this same day she
spoke to her husband about the dogs being
"She knew that she owed Runyon at
least $200. Why was it that the departed
from her usual custom of putting the money
In the postofflce that evening, but said tbe
wsntcd to deposit it In the bank?
"Another circumstance la the door across
the hall on that particular evening waa
Mr. Evans here discussed in detail the
shots that were fired and tbe statements
made by Mrs. Llllle.
"She walks across the room," said Mr.
Evans, "tells the girls to get up and light
a lamp, walks downstairs, without return
ing to the room where Mr. Llllle lay. She
Is found at the telephone. She tells Mr.
Ren that the reason the burglar could see
to fire the shot in a vital spot wast the
moon was shining on Mr. Llllle's face.
This was at an hour In tha morning when
wagons were upon the street and people
were on the. sidewalks. Du you believe,
gentlemen, that a burglar would wait uoitl
this particular t'mo In the morning to
commit this crime?
"Mrs. Llllle says tbat the man stood on
the west side of the bed and north of tbe
stovepipe. Again she said he was Just
south of the stovepipe, and another that
he was standing close to the head ot the
"She gave a complete description of the
man to several witnesses. The girls across
the hall beard the shots: they did not
hear Mrs. Llllle fall cn the floor, nor the
man run downstairs. They did hear Mrs.
Llllle come out In her stocking feet and
Used by pocplrj cf refinement
Ur over a quarter cf a century
walk across the halt, saying nothing to
Harvey. She did not shtke him. She said
he breathed heavily. I tell you she knew
what had happened.
"Harvey Llllle was lying on his bark.
Grant that his head was turned to the
west. His head burled In the pillow, no
man could stand where Mrs. Llllle says
he did and shoot Harvey Llllle In the head
as he was shot.
"I say the shot thst killed Harvey Llllle
and the shot that went through the window
was fired from the east side of the bed."
Comment on Ranyan Lrlicm.
When the court convened this afternoon
the large courtroom was crowded to its
utmost rapacity and the halls leading
thereto were filled with people unable to
gain admittance. The argument of Mr.,
"When Mr. Hall aald to Mrs. Llllle that
she was susplcloned she laughed and said
they could not prove It. 1 say that Mrs.
Llllle was tbe only one thst had the op
portunity to commit this crime. We do no:
know the extent of her dealings on the
board of trade. On the 28th of October
she returned from the coroner's Jury and
told her aister-in-law that they wijre in
quiring about her business and she vrolo
a letter to Mr. Runyon wherein she bsned
him to stand by her and be careful whit
hn said. This letter was written four days
after the murder. Ed Runyon was lo -o on
the witness stand and perjure hlnndf ond
give the deals she testified 10 but HI did
net do as she wanted blm to do. On De
comber 23 she wrote to Mr. Run; m nd
aald: 'Do all you can for me!" Mrs. Lililn
had been gambling on the board of tt.id?.
An institution, 1 am sorry to say, r.lets
In this city which has sent, more men to
hell than all other evils combined. All
of the statements made by Mrs. Ltllis we
have proven to be false."
In closing Mr. Evans earnestly asked the
Jury to carefully consider the statements
made by the defendant, the letters written
and all of tho evidence In the case and ar
rive ot such a verdict as their con.i;tmtoes
say is right and Just.
Flrxt for Defenke.
C. H. Atdrleh opened the argument for
the defense. Ho said: "There is no evi
dence Introduced here that tends lo prov
this defendant guilty and you cannot ftid
her guilty." Mr. Aldrlch severely criti
cised counsel for the state for tho manror
they had conducted the prosecution. "The
state must prove that every statement M.-s.
Lllllo mado is not. true or this prosecution
must fail. They have not proven that one
statement she mado is not true By gcrd
character we mean the standing of a man
In the community In which he Uvea. The
tests mode by the state are frauds upon
their face. They thould have placed a
window glass behind that curuln. That
would be a fair test. They did not do tills.
If Harvey Llllio knew nothing about tnuie
board of trade transactions why as he l i
there getting the markets and In a fhort
time Mr Rimvnn wn,,M , .
phone from this defendant. In the trial of
mis case wo nave naa uoot-necls, pepper
and a few cobwebs. Mr. Derby and Mr.
Ren aay there was cobwebs In that lock.
Sheriff West says he saw no cobwebs. The
reaaon waa that Mr. Ren ltd put a key
In the door before he looked at It. Tbe
prosecution would have you believe that
during all of that day on which Hivrvcy
was murdered that thli defendant was cold
blooded and was attending to her household
duties, but we find her at the hospital re
peatedly asking how Harvey was and when
she went Into hia room takingOhoId of his
hand saying: 'He la dying. He is dying. He
will never speak to me again.' If the cold
blooded woman the prosecution wou'd
have you believe she Is, why Is It -he sa:d:
'Poor Edna, what will you do without your
papa?' 1 '
"The prosecution has' not Shown the mo
tive for the crime. The evidence is that
her condition financially was good, she had
a loving husband and child, a happy home.
The court may instruct you that you can
find her guilty of manslaughter. We ask
you not to do this. If you find her guilty,
find her guilty of murder in the first de
gree." Judge Matt Miller followed Mr. Aldrlch
and said: "The testimony In this case Is
entirely too slight. The circumstances
upon wnicn tne state rests the case are j
too unnatural. The county attorney ar- j
gucd here for two hours and he dats not j
state where the burglar stood when he j
fired the fatal shot. Upon the Information ;
we find tho name of Dr. Stewart endorsed j
as the first witness on the part cf thb state.
The doctor was not called to testify. Will I
you le me wny .- j ne prosecution have The senate made laws by passing house
hd two principal witnesses all through bills to provide for uniform first and
this trial and when they would run short I second grade teacher certificates; appro
of material they would call Derby or Ren." j priating money for deficiency in reform
Judge Miller here recited some poetry j .chool; to pay Judgment held by Margaret
applied to these two ex-sheriffs which W. Mellette against state; making insane
caused some amusement. Judge MUler made paUents from the soldier's home state
a strong. logical argumeat covering the charges; cutting off exemptions from prop-
"t" i icauuiuiiy ana ciosea
with an earneet appeal that the Jury find
a verdict of acquittal.
Convicted of Horsestealing-.
FULLERTON, Neb., March 2. (Special.)
At 9:30 o'clock last night the Jury in the
case of the State against Higby, charged
with horsestealing, brought in a verdict of
guilty. This Jury was out thirty-six hours.
Judge GrimiBon has withheld sentence until
Fall Breaks a Lea;.
Fl'LLERTON, Neb., March . (Special.)
Yesterday morning aa Mrs. Edward Rey
nolds started across tbe street to a neigh
bor's she slipped on the Icy sidewalk and
falling caused a fracture of tbe thigh bone
and at present Is In a critical condition.
Nlasonrl Hirer Rising.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., March 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Missouri river has
risen two and a half feet at this point and
is still rising. The water company Is hav
ing difficulty In furnishing clean water to
the city as a consequence. .
Purity is not often found in the prepara
tion of Champagnes. Cook's Imperial Extra
Dry If an exception.
PRISONER KILLS A JAILER
Then Eirapci from
OLYMPIA. Wash.. March . Chris T.
Benson, a grand larceny pritoner In the
county Jail, has killed Jailer David Mor
rell and made his escape. Benson left
open the Inner and outer doors of the Jail.
Mrs. Jcasle Mills, wife of the sheriff, ar
rived on the scene with a revolver In tlino
to prevent seven prisoners from gaining
Benson was accused of stealing $45,
pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one
year's Imprisonment and was awaiting
transfer to the penitentiary. A posse is
In close pursuit of Benson and Is said to
have him surrounded near the town.
Tracy's Imitator played cards nearly all
last night In a logging camp six miles from
Olympla. At daylight he borrowed a rifle
and disappeared a ftw hours ahead of the
Very Low Rates.
To points in Montana. Idaho. Washington.
Oregon. British Columbia, Utah and Colo
rado, la effect daily from February 15 to
April 0. via Chicago Great Western rail
way. Write to J. P. Elmer, G. p. A., Chi
cago, for full particulars.
MARCH H. 1003.
ORATIONS TO BE REPEATED
Intercollcgiat Oratorical Association Da
ides t) Hold Contest Anew,
CREIGHTON MUST WIN FIRST AGAIN
Rrsnlta of Regslsr Competition Not
Liked by the Losers and They
Srcare a neheartna; for
tFmm a StaftT Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 2. (Special Telegram.)
At a conference ot the colleges Inter
ested, held here today. It was decided to
go over again the speeches delivered In
the recent Intercollegiate oratorical con
test for the purpose of determining the
dispute which then arose through the fail
ure of one of the Judgea to properly ob
serve the rule for marking.
On Thursday, February 12 last, the an
nual contest of the association was held
here. At the conclusion the Judges first
announced that Corner's representative had
won first place. On a revision of the mark
ings this decision was changed and first
place was awarded to Montgomery of
Crelghton. One of the Judges, Rev. Row
lands of Lincoln, had failed to ohserve
exactly the rules prescribed fcr the mark
ings. He had marked Creighton first, and
then had given three seconds and finally
put down Doane third. According to the
rules, thi? markings should have shown
first, second, third, etc., and under this
the Doane man would have stood fifth on
Rowlands' marking. A referee Judge was
called In, am? It turned out that he was
a graduate of Diane, but this had no
weight In his decision, for he also gave
Crelghton first. So well satisfied waa
everyone at the time that the prize, $25,
was paid over to Montgomery and the mat.
ter was thought to be over for the year.
Dissatisfaction was afterward expressed
by some of the colleges, Doane being the
principal mover for the repetition of the
contest, and a meeting was held here today
to consider the matter. It was contended
by Creighton that the matter had been
fairly settled at tho first contest, and that
It was unfair to the winners at that time
to be compelled to compete again, giving
the losers the advantage of a second trial.
It was shown lhat Crelghton had bad uo
voice in the selection of tho Judges, being
without representation on the executive)
board of the association, and that the vic
tory of Crelghton waa thus all the more
fairly won. To obviate the necessity of an
other competition, Creighton offered to al
low the Rowlands vote to bn revised and
cast again or to submit the. matter to tho
Judges of tbe supremo court for a decision
as t0 thc technicalities involved. Crelghton
i w" also wllIln t0 let tne three ,ead',r"
' ranno i h I e ntw Inn 1iaaa ilia All
repeat their orations before tbe judges. All
of these propositions were rejected, and the
new competition called. Creighton natur
ally feels that It has been unfairly treated,
but the representatives of the college Here
today say their man will be on hand when
the speechmaklng begins, and feel confi
dent he will win.
The association consists of Wesleyan and
Cotner, Lincoln; Doane, Hastings; Grand
Island, Bellevue and Crelghton.
DAKOTA SENATE RUSHES WORK
House Haa a Warm Time Over Pass
age of Sperlal Appro
... PIERRE, S.' D., March 2. (Special Tele
gram.) In the senate today work was
rushed and both senate and house bills
were rapidly pushed through, tho only dis
cussion In the senate being over the senate
bill to dispose ot the old Fort Slssetoo
n'llltary icbcrvatlen, which Is the property
of tbe State Guard, and to expend the re
ceipts from same on ttie new ground at
Lake Kampeska. This was opposed by Mc-
Dougall and supported by Nclll. The propo- j
siuon was aeieaiea. rne nrst general an- ,
proprlatlon bill made its appearance in the 1
senate today Principal among senate bills
passed by the senate were $30,000 wolf i
bounty deficiency to pay claims prior to !
two years ago; providing for township '
sinking funds for artesian well purposes, !
and authorizing domestic corporations to I
have business offices outside of tho state. !
erty upon which execution baa been levied
authorizing the consolidation of certain
fate funds; protection for trout; requir
ing bonds to be given for good behavior by
societies which bring children into the
atate; making notes of mutual Insurance
companies non-negotiable; Increasing the
fine for Sabbath breaking to $10; giving
townships right to vote on license ques
tion, and bouse resolution on Increasing
limit ot securities on which school loans
may be made.
In the morning session of the bouse a
long senate calendar was taken up and
laws made by passing bills giving force to
quit-claim titles; fixing compensation of
members of board of soldiers' home at $3
per day and expenses; appropriating $400
deficiency expense account of public exam
iners; licensing solicitors for benevolent
and charitable associations; providing for
election of city assessors; a general sewer
law; requiring petitions for granting
liquor license to be free-holders; requlr'ng
burial by authorities of carcasses of dead
The flurry in regard to repeal of t'.ie
capltol resubmission resolution has entirely
died down, the move having been worked
by Its backers to secure in part what they
wanted. All attention of tho house was
turned to special appropriations, tho whole
afternoon being taken up and appropria
tions amounting to over $250,000 granted so
far as houre action is concerned.
In the a.'ternoon session "all specials"
were up (.s a special order, the first called
being for $35,000 for Aberdeen Normal,
which passed with but two dissenting
votes, and tbe Redfleld appropriation of
$58,000 only brought out ono dissent. The
Spearflsh bill, carrying $24,000, was opposed
by Longstoff, who declared It to be a part
of the appropriations committee deal to
loot tbe treasury, while It was supported
by Russell. Bromley and Goddard. It re
ceived fifty-four votes, four less than neces
sary to carry It, and was, on motion of
Goddard, made a special order for tomor
row on reconsideration, this hplng secured
after voting down a motion on the part of
Longstaff to table the motion to recon
sider. Tbe next was the Madison Normal bill
for $35,000, In which Longstaff kept up bis
opposition, hacked by Allen of Moody, and
the bill was lost, receiving but forty-seven
favorable votes, hut was reconsidered and
is up again for reconsideration tomorrow.
Next came $25,000 for armory at the State
university, which passed, 71 to 13.
The Springfield bill for $24,000 was next
and was supported by Borodt and Oross and
opposed by Allen and Renner, securing but
forty-three favorable votes, but it had life
enough left to get into tbe reconsideration
list for tomorrow.
The senate bill to appropriate $70,000 for
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the State Guard was next to run tbe gaunt
let. Gross attempting to pare it down to
$60,000 but failing, and it got through safely
with only eleven opposing votes. Next
Rapid City secured $25,000 with but little
protest and Brookings $32,000 without a
single vote against It.
The situation became warm at times and
considerable hot talk was Indulged in, with
more coming when the special orders show
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Charges of Nrslijcenre In Account Inn
for Canteen Funds Not
FORT MEADE, 8. p., March 2. (Spe
cial.) An order has been received from
army headquarters for the release from ar
rest of Lieutenant Walter L. Lowe of the
Thirteenth United States cavalry at Fort
Meade, which is virtually an exoneration
of the charges under which Lieutenant
Lows was recently tried by court-martial.
The specific charge was negligence while
acting aa canteen officer at thla post. Lieu
tenant Lowe had accepted the returns ot
Sergeant Strange of the canteen as to the
canteen property and funds in his custody,
without verifying it by ascertaining at the
bank In Sturgis where the funds were auo
posed to be kept. Sergeant Strange de
serted from this post and it was found that
he was short nearly $1,000 in bis accounts.
Lieutenant Lowo made tbe shortage good
out of his own money, but the matter had
been reported and charges were preferred.
The trial brought out many facts eon
corning Lieutenant Lowe's army record that
were previously unknown to other officers
of hia regiment. He served with the vol
unteer forces In the Spanish war, fighting
In Cuba, and distinguished himself by
exhibitions ot signal bravery. He was aft
erward appointed by President McKitiley on
the Paris exposition commission, but ill
nces contracted in Cuba prevented an ac
ceptance and bis brother was given the ap
pointment. Lieutenant Lowe then went to
the Philippines as an officer and again
distinguished himself on several occaslouu
by acts of bravery In tie presen.e of th
enemy, for which he ee'elved ton highest
recommendations. He "id never alluded
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Di-tift Surprise t lu Soldiers.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D.. March 2. (8peclal.)
ptain Lucab, commandant of the Sol
diers' home, has just received a draft to the
amount cf J8X65 from the government.
When he was mustered out. of the serviofl
he was in such haste to get home to a sic!:
wife that he did not stop to secure trans
portation to his home. To havo done so
wculd have been a delay cf one day. He
left on the first train avuliable, paying his
own way. A few months ago he was noti
fied that a balance waa due htm and if ho
would execute certain papers sent the
amount would be paid. This ho did tnd
a tew wjeks later received a draft in pay
ment of the bill. Thirty-eight ytars had
gone by since tba debt was due. The
strange part Is Captain Lucas did not know
the government owed him a cent.
Wyoming Storkutru Worried.
CHEYENNE. Wyo March 2. (Special )
Stockmen are quite despondent over (h
outlook. They have hoped against hope,
but almost every owner now admits that
the losses will be something enormous.
Conservative stockmen say this has been
tbe worst winter for tho stock interests in
twenty years. Where owners have been
able to feed hay the losses will not hp
heavy, probably from 5 to 15 per cent, both
of cattle and of sheep, but range stock has
and will suffer severely and la siime In
stances, It is predicted, the loss will ex
ceed 60 per cent.
Society of ntlr
PIERRE, S. D., March 2. (Special Tele,
gram.) An organization was formed here
tonight with a nieuiu.i.h.,, ut .
be known as tho Native 80a and Dau0',.
ters of Dakota, and the officers elected
were: Milton Goodner, president; Jewia
Kaes, first vice president; Edward I. Ful
ler, second vice president; Ray Seely, third
vice president; Louise Glaekler, secretary,
Richard Bennett, treasurer. Thc Intention
Is to form such organization over the state,
members to be native-born Daaotans.
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