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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. 1003.
CHURCHES NOT COMBINING
' Smaller Organisation! Hot Willing to Oire
Up Their Identity.
DIFFERENCES OVER TEXT BOOK QUESTION
tate Officials Ilare Br port of Charity
Organisation aa Condition Ml
Haaagenae nt at Tabttka
(From a. Staff Correspondent)
IJNCOLN, Sept 13 --(Special.) -The mlnlr
ters of Lincoln prolinbijr will not bn alile
to consolidate the smaller churches of tho
city under one head Just at this tlmo, an
they Lad contemplated doing, for the reason
that many ralnlnters and brct'irea and
bIhWs will not aei to the move.
Rev. Mr. Wharton, pnstor ot Rt. Paul
church, this morning- raldi "Wo have con
templated thla and rfrjinfl o" It for pome
time, but for the present at lenst our dream
will not be realized. I nm heartily In favor
of the conBolldaM-m i f all R-ni:nilnatli!is
where the membership of churches Is mnull,
In order that out of several of tl;em one
good, strong church might ha built, and
here the Influence of the church for roo.1
would be increased many fold Hut It Is
only a dream of the future now, and I am
satisfied that we can (to noth.nj In Lincoln
at the present. People tlilr.k too much of
their churches nd creeds to join with
other creeds and churches, so I suppose we
will have to go along as we aro."
Were the consolidation of the smaller
churches In Uncoln to become a reality
It la believed that it would bo the wedge
that would open up a dlsouswlon of the
union of churches In All cities ot the coun
try and In Unto would mean the wiping out
of sectarianism aicugother, and as one
minister remarked ihls momlnff: "Wo
would be as the Lorl Intended us to be, one
fold and one Shepherd."
The more liberal preachers hero greatly
regret the Inability of the smaller congrega
tions to see that they would be benefited
by the consolidation. They assert It would
mean a saving to every member ot the flock
and that It would mun the tearing down of
small buildings and the erection of frond,
substantial churches and above all It would
mean able, educated and experienced
preachers to teach them. The matter Is
not to rest yet awhile and the seed of
consolidation that has been sown Is ex
pected to boar fruit, at least that Is what
lhone In favor of the move bellove.
Boms there are nere who profess to be
lieve tbey see la the a-rlUtlon the doom of
sectarianism and the uttxr overthrow of
their long established churches, which Is
more than they can bear, and consequently
would fight the move to the last ditch. Tho
matter will In all probability be again
talked over at the ministerial meeting to
be held Monday and a. campaign ot educa
Uon may be started that will brlug about
the desired end,
Legal Authorities Differ.
Lrf-ral authorities are not agreed as to
Whether the regents of the State university
have a right to furnish the students of
that Institution text books at cost, with
out the legislature having made a spec-Ida
appropriation for that purpose. , Borne
profess to believe that the money In the
temporary university fund could not be
lined for Uils purpose even If the
law does say It can be used
for any university need If the re
gents desire to use It. Others say that
tia one would object If the regents used
money out of this fund and It would-be
perfectly legal for them to do so. Others
' claim that It the regents cared to devote
a little time to the matter, and go to a
llttlo trouble' they could secure . these
books for the students without bavtng to
Invest a cent by taking the money ad'
vanced to them for the books by the
, The attention of the governor has been
called to the matter and an effort will
be made to have him do something. Xnaa
much as the regeits make their report
to him, It Is believed that It Is his duty
to see tba,t the laws are carried out or
know the reason why.
That the students are being charged too
much for their books there la no doubt,
and If the regents used money out of the
temporary university fund to stop this
there would be none to object save the
book dealers, and their profits have been
so much during the -last few years that
their wall would not Injure the outride
world.' A majority of the students ' buy
their books and supplies from a couple
of book stores near the university. These
4 two stores apparently have a monopoly
of the book business. One student said
one of the professors recommended that
he go to either one of these book stores
for his supplies. ' When the student got
their prices and found that he could buy
the books cheaper In his home town, the
professor told him that these two stores
were expecting to supply the studen(s with
their books and that they had gone to the
expense of handling the supplies, and there
fore ought to be patronised. This young
nan. being new to the school, did like
. others before him and like others to come,
1 bought the books and paid the price.
Wattln on Ilelner.
While the governor and the attorney gen
eral are waiting for the return of Superin
tendent Helner of the Tabliha home before
they begin proceedings against the home
to annul the charter of the corporation,
they are examining the report of the com
mittee appointed by tho City Charity asso
ciation to Investigate the home. This re
port was kept secret by the charity asso
ciation, and If Key, Ilelner had allowed
Wo Eact Too
We cat too fast, we exercise too
little, we overwork our nerves.
The stomach and bowels get
clogged. (Constipation.) The
liver gets upset. ( Biliousness. )
And attending these two simple
ailments come all kinds of dis
eases and complications.
To relieve and to cure these
troubles, the entire medical
world recommends and pre
scribes Nature's Laxative Hater.
Take only the genuine. Don't
be deceived by a laxative called
" Hl'NYADI " water-ask for
that association to name a bonrd of di
rectors of twenty-five persons to manng
the home It would likely never have been
handed to the governor.
As to the food supply the committee re
ported that It had failed to find the founda
tion for the sensational reports circulated,
though from tho admission of the manage
ment and employes It was found that the
supply sometimes was sennt, which the
committee believes was due no doubt to a
scarcity of funds and unbu-lness-llke man
agement. The clothing w.-ui reported to be
scant also. As to the schooling given the
Inmates the cou.Tnittee reported that while
school Is conducted In tho Institution, a
greater portion of the year, the work the
children have to do made them neitW'Ct
their schooling. Tho committee found
fault with the mode of management In
sending out children to homes and held
that the money they made should be.ong
to the children and not used by the Institu
tion. Of the moral education of the In
mates tho report said;
Certain sensational charKes w-re made
to the effect that children were mowing uii
as rrlmnmU, that they had Inokcn into th
rooms ii ml stolt-n food and coining and
that general law lessneos existed. The com
mittee has no proof that more lawlessness
and theft exists here than In other s.nnlar
Institutions. There are indications, how
ever, that a good deal of InsulmrUlnati.m
exists, resulting In the frequent us.- of
corporal punishment. This is a natural re
sult of keeping such a lnrne nnnitx-r of
children with so small a number of mature
persons to watch over -ana control tlnm.
Tho committee holds that for the moral
welfare of the children it Is necessary to
have more careful supervision of the chil
dren during the daytime. It also finds that
no sumcient watch is Kept over the chil
dren to prevent immorality In the dormi
tory. The evidence also shows that cor
poral punishment Is sometimes adminis
tered to girl Inmates of the Institution who
art of age. Hueh girls are considered as
employes of the institution and should he
dismissed If they do not give satisfactory
Management of Home,
Of the management of the home the
Th entire control of the home rests In
the hands of a board of live trustees, three
of whom are members of Mr. Ilelner s
family. Mr. Ilelner collects and receives
from collectors all the funds received for
the home. Money is collected and expended
wnnout passing tnrougn the treasurers
hands. Money Is sometimes spent without
being reported to the bookkeeper and thus
It Is not accounted for. No cases of mis
appropriation of funds have been found,
nor does the committee call attention to
these facts because of any suspicion that
the funds are dishonestly used The com
mittee, however, believes that such sus
picion Is llke'.y to arise from time to time
as long as the financial affairs are con
ducted In this way and is likely to ruin
the home. Any suspicion on the part of
the public will tend to diminish the strenpth
of the financial support of the home. On
the other hand the committee holds that
with a more representative man to vouch
for the home and stand between It and the
public, that a larger support onuld be ob
tained, with a higher standard of care
once established In the home, with a larger
number of responsible employes and with
a larger representative body to control the
home we believe that the public support
of the home could bo so Increased as to
warrant the Increased expenditures which
a higher standard would require. The com
mittee, therefore, having In mind only the
future welfare of the home, makes tho
recommendation that new articles of in
corporation bo adopted providing as fol
lows: One Itemedy for Errors.
For a board of twenty-five trustees to
be divided Into groups of five, flvo to be
elected each year to serve five years. The
original number to be named In the articles
of Incorporation and to be selected Jointly
by Mr. Heincr and tho undersigned com
mittee. The board of trustees shall meet quar
terly and special meetings shall be called
at the request of three members and e'.ect
a president, vice president, secretary and
treasurer, and an executive committee of
five, who ehall have sontrol of the home
subject to the direction of tho board of
trustees. All funds collected shall pass
through the hands of the treasurer, and
he shall publish an annual report of the
names of all contributors snd the amount
contributed, give the details of the ex
penditures. . . ....
The executive committee shall Inspect
the home frequently and publish a de
tared report of Its work for general clrcu-
lBInDconcluston the committee wishes to
commend the managers of the home for the
readiness with which they have met every
request for Information and express the
hope that the conferences that have been
held wi:i result in an im.rra i""
of the home.
Heady 'or Hantlna; Season.
October 1 the hunting season opens and
from the reports of the abundance of game
the woods will be full of shooters. Deputy
Game Warden Carter has sent out notices
to his special deputies to have them see that
all hunters ore armed with the proper per
mit from the state to kill game. From re
ports received at his ofllce . It Is apparent
that all over the state where there is any
shooting to be had, hunters right now are
on their tip toes awaiting the word to
The game warden expects little trouble
about the license question because of all
the states In the union only one has a
cheaper license fee than Nebraska, and in
this state is to be found as good shooting
as there is anywhere. For a nonresident
to come here and slaughter the regulation
amount of game It only costs him $10, while
In Wyoming It costs too, and the hunter has
to pay for killing the guide. Parties going
from one county to another are also re
quired to take out a license. This compar
ison ot the cost of the licenses charged
In the various states and Canada will be
of interest to the hunters:
States. License Required.
Arkansas (nonresidents not permitted
Pelaware b .w
Illinois lo w
tndluna 25. Oil
Ijwa (license required In each county), in w
Louisiana (nonresidents not permitted
Maine (including guide) 25.00
Additional charges for game killed as
follows: Moose, each Jv: deer, each
If,: name birds, per pair SO cents.
Minnesota -VI" I
Montana 25. uu
Missouri (nonresidents not permitted
to hunt.) '
Nebraska 10 00
New Jersey 10. UO
New lork (same lee as required by
the state In which the applicant re
sides.) North Dakota IS. 00
Ohio St ml
Oregon in 00
Pennsylvania 10 no
South Dakota in On
South Carolina 15 (a)
Virginia M On
Vusldngton 10. 00
West Virginia 2S mi
Wisconsin 'Si 00
Wvomlna- ft) no
Itrltioh Columbia (including guide) 6i.no
Mnitolia .5 im
New rtrunswlclt ilncludlng guide) 4 1 1 0
Newfoundland ii !
Northwest Territories 1." i)
Nova Scotia :o.to
Ontario JS mi
After the Rooming; Trnst.
More grasping than tho coal man, more
Important than the Ice man and more ot
a trust than the Standard Oil company,
the rooming house keepers of Uncoln are
the real powers that be. In their clutches
tliey have all who want to sleep and right
well are these helpless roomers being
gouged. But the day of the rooming house
keeper is not to lust always. Already a
move Is on foot whereby a commodious
rooming house that will be sufficiently lurge
to accommodate at least SCO students, with
a dining room sufficiently large for their
use. Is to be erected. This move owes Its
birth to the numerous kicks being made
by students who have come here to attend
school and who have to pay rent that Is out
of all reason.
One man who Is connected with th
scheme Is Joseph Bums, who has always
been one of the most successful promoters
wbo ever started anything In Lincoln. Mr.
Burns aald thla morning that a number of
students had been to him to protest agi.ir.st
the high rent and to see It be could organise
a company to build a dormitory that would
cure for at least a portion cf them. "I
have written to some eastern capitalists,"
s.ild Mr. Rurns, "and I firmly believe that
sui h a company will be organized. Ifi th
meantime I Intend to see what Idle capital
there is In Lincoln and it may be that I will
be able to organize a home company."
It was charced here some time ago that
most of the Mg rooming houses had entered
Into a combine to keep up the price Of
rooms, and every day It becomes more ap
parent that this is true. The whole town
Is interested In the matter. The move to
erect a building that would have sufficient
rooms to create a demand for roomers In
stead nf rooms, as tit present, has been
talked for some time, but nothing definite
had been clone until Mr. Burns took up the
matter a few days ago. It Is the opinion
of a number of citizens that he will have
all the support he needs when he submits
Horses Dying; In Rock Connty.
Oovernor Mickey received a report this
afternoon from Newport, Rock county, that
horses were dying there of some unknown
disease, and nsklng that the slate veter
inarian he sent there at once. The report
came through Postmaster Crow of Omaha
whom tho stockmen had talked to, and It
did not tell anything of the nature of
the disease except that It was killing oft
horses In great numbers.
Bpringview, the home of Senator Brown
of Key a l'ahn, is to have a new bank,
known as the Sprlugvlew Slate bank, with
a capital stock of Jfi.000. The cashier Is
William Dletrlck and the president Samuel
Dletrick. The articles were filed with the
State Banking Board today.
Superintendent Fowler today received re
quests from Sioux and Kimball counties
asking for teachers. The former county
needs seven and the latter about as many.
Teachers are paid In these counties from
$30 to $38 per month, though the school year
METHODISTS ELECT DELEGATE
Spirited Contest Over Honor ot
Going; to the General
FREMONT, Neb., Sept. 25-(Speclal.)
Tho Methodist conference this morning
elected Drs. J. II. Jennings of Omaha, F.
M. Slsson of Norfolk and William Qorst
of Grand Island ministerial delegates to
the general conference at Los Angeles.
There were seven candidates and five bal
lots were necessary to determine the re
sult. This morning Bishop Andrews deliv
ered his annual address to the conference
and shortly after Its close the election of
delegates was taken up. Each clergyman
voted for three candidates and the first
bullot resulted as follows: Total number
of votes cast, 100, of which J. II. Jennings
of Omaha received 64, F. M. Slsson of Nor
folk G5, II. II. Millard of Grand Island 87,
William Gorst of Grand Island 31, J. B.
Priest, Randolph, 16; F. M. Sanderson, Fre
mont, 14, and C. C. Cissel, Omaha, 11. The
bishop declared Jennings and Slsson duly
elected as two of the clerical delegates.
The next bullot showed the contest for the
remaining place to be between Dr. Gorst
and his presiding 'elder. Dr. Millard. On
the fifth ballot tho weaker candidates threw
their support to Dr. Qorst and ha was
chosen by a good majority,
A resolution was Introduced petitioning
tho general conference to continue the
Kplscopal residence of Bishop McCabe at
Omaha and was unanimously carried.
The election of two alternates, which was
taken up after dinner, aroused most as
much Interest as that of the delegates. The
defeated candidates and numerous others
were after the places. Rev. H. II. Millard
was elected on the first ballot and Dr. F.
M. Sanderson of Fremont on the second.
While the tellers were counting the votes
corsldcrable routine business was trans
acted and the conference listened to ad
dresses from Deaconess Mrs.. A. F. Mc
Laughlin, superintendent of the Methodist
Hospital and Deaconess' Home at Omaha;
Editor Spencer of the Central Christian
Advocate of Kansas City and C. W. Delay
mutre of Omaha.
The anniversary meeting of the Confer
ence Historical society was held this after
noon. The principal speakers were Rev.
Jacob Adriance of Jamestown, one of the
pioneer Methodists of the state in the days
of the circuit rider, and Rev. J. B. Leedom,
This evening Rev. J. W. Jennings, D. D.,
spt'ko on the work of the Church Extension
society, urging the necessity and lmpor
tance of Its receiving the hearty support
of the churches, nearly all of which owe
their existence to the society.
Order Ditches Dug.
FREMONT, Neb., Sept. 25.-(Speclal.)-The
county board yesterday voted favor
ably on the Emanuel drainage ditch In
Pleasant Valley township and tho ditch
will be dug as soon as the necessary as
sessment and award ot damages. If any,
can be made. They also voted to put In
a ditch In section 3, Everett township,
acrofis a bend in the Elkhorn river prac
tically diverting that stream from its
course. A cut off like the one at present
ordered, was dug just iiorth of this one
about eight years ago. During the high
water ot this season an eddy formed at
the root of the cut oft and the river began
to wash off tho land of John Peters until
several acres had gone down towards the
Plutte and more was following. The cost
of this cut off will principally fall upon
Mr. Peters, who was the sole petitioner
for it. The Elkhorn river has done much
damago this fall and other similar cut offs
are likely to be dug.
Dnst Mars Final Day.
ORD, Neb., Sept 25. (Speclal.)-Amld
clouds of blinding dust the Loup Valley
Agricultural society closed a very suc
cessful exhibition here yesterday. The
principal feature of the closing day was
tho base ball game between the Ord and
Genoa Indian teams. Ord easily proved
to be the best team and but for a wild
throw in the ninth Inning, the Indians
would have been shut out. The score
stood 12 to 1 in Ord's favor. What came
near to being a fatal accident occurred on
ine grouiius rariy in ma aay when a
young son of W. J. Ifather, a prominen
ranchman residing north of this place
ran In front of a team of wild horses and
was badly crippled up. At a late hour
last night the boy was unconscious, but
his ultimate recovery was looked for.
Accidentally Knot with Rifle. '
YORK, Neb.. Sept. 26. (Speclal.)-Miss
Teresa. Zlmmerer was climbing into a buggy
to take a drive and In some unaccountable
way a 22-callber rifle in the buggy was
accidentally discharged and the bullet en
tered Just below the knee, taking a down
ward course towards the ankle. Physicians
claim that Miss Zlmmerer Is in no danger
unless blood poisoning should set In.
Beatrice People Pleased.
BEATRICE. Neb., Sept. 25. (Special Tele
gram.) Beatrice citizens are pleased and
somewhat surprised to note In the dls
patches from New York that the Westing
house Electric and Manufacturing company
Is preparing plans and estimates on con
tracts for the complete electrical equipment
of the new Omaha, Lincoln Beatrice
' Weanded Man llevtvcrs.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Sept. 25. (Special
Tclegrum.) Charles Miller, who was so
badly wounded near Adams recently by
Deputy Sheriff Galloway, was brought to
this city today and arraigned before Judge
Walker on a charge of horse 'stealing. Ut
plead not guilty and his preliminary hearing
as set for October 10. He was released
on bonds of llO.Cno, furnished by his two
brothers, George nnd Waylon Miller. Miller
was shot In the back while running away
from the officer and his life was hanging
In the balance for several weeks after the
WEDDING DAY IS FIXED
Rntk Bryan and W. II. I.ravltt
to Be Married on
LINCOLN, Sept. 2S The marriage of
Miss Ruth Bryan snd W. H. Leavltt of
Newport will tske place Bnturday evening,
October 3, at 7:30 o'clock at Falrvlew, the
home of the bride.
Rev. Dr. Swearlngen, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Bryan
Is a member, probably will perform the
Franklin Fair Snccess.
FRANKLIN, Neb., Sept. 25. (Special Tel
egram.) The twenty-seventh annual ses
sion of the Franklin county fair closed to
day, and as a whole It was the most suc
cessful one ever held here, both financial
and otherwise. The crowd today was not
much more than half as largo as yesterday.
There was a good program today, varied
somewhat from yesterday. Two good
games of ball were played between Bloom
Ington and Franklin. Both games were
won by Franklin by scores of 3 to 0 and 1
to 0. An Interesting and fast basket ball
game was played between two local teams.
which was very close and made a good
number on the program. In the base ball
game one of the Bloomlngton boys was
struck In the face by a pitched ball, which
knocked out several teeth and cracked his
Jawbone. Miss Queclne Crane of Bloom
lngton was also struck in tho face with a
foul ball, which badly cut her Hps. The
fair management say they will be able to
pay all premiums In full and have a good
sum to leave In the treasury.
W. C. T. I'. Elects Officers.
LEXINGTON, Neb., Sept. 25 (Special.)
This was the closing day of the state
convention of the Women's Christian Tem
perance union, and the attendance was In
nowise diminished. The devotional services
this morning were led by Mrs. Annetta
Nesbltt of Pawnee. Then followed routine
work In reference to arranging plans for
the future for the department superin
tendents. Election of officers was also
had, which resulted in the re-election of
the old officers, except that of vice presi
dent The following were elected: Presi
dent, Mrs. D. V. Wheelock, Superior; vice
president, Mrs. Annetta Nesbltt, Pawnee;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. M. D. Rus
sell, Lincoln; treasurer, Mrs. C. V.
Blcwltt, Fremont; recording secretary,
Mrs. Anna K. Goudy, Pawnee.
Suspects Are Arrested.
JTAIRBURT, Neb., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Sheriff Case arrested today at Endicott
four parties, one of whom Is suspected
to have broken Jail at Russell Springs,
Kan., where he was confined on the charge
of breaking Into a bank at Oakley, Kan.,
on June 6.
The other persons In the gang had a
considerable amount of Jewelry, evidently
purloined from the marks. They had two
solid gold rings, one marked "R. to E."
nd one with the Initials "M. C." The
other rings had opal and ruby sets, and a
gold case watch with woman's chain was
found amongst their effects, which in
cluded revolvers and razors for weapons. ,
Xorse Thieves Active.
HUMBOLDT, Neb.. Sept 25. (Speclal.)-
Horso thieves seem to be busy In this vi
cinity again, and so far efforts to locate
the offenders have been futile. George
Clift, a farmer living a short distance east
ot the city, had a good family mare taken
from the hitch rack last evening while he
was attending prayer meeting. Ed Leath-
orman, another farmer living near Dawson,
also complains of the loss of a horse about
the same time, the animal being taken
from his barn. While thieves have been
working regularly in the east part of the
county near the river, this section has not
suffered from their depredations for several
Attempt to Hold I'p Farmer
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Bept. 25. (Speclal.)-
Todd Drake, a well known young farmer
living east of the city, complained of an
ttempt to hold him up while he waa walk
ing home a few nights ago. A lone high
wayman commanded him to halt, but Todd
resisted, with the result that his clothing
was considerably damaged. The assailant
was frightened away by the approach ot a
vehicle. Drake managed to draw a re
volver and sent several shots after the
fleeing prowler, but no evidence could be
found that any had taken effect. It Is
thought the miscreant was a hanger-on
about the carnival attractions.
Swallows Arid by Mistake.
PA PILLION, Neb., Sept. 25 (Speclal.)-
Mlss Jennie Preston, living with her par
ents southwest of Papllllon, swallowed a
dose of carbolic acid yesterday by mistake
and died from the effects soon after. Bhe
had been sick, and, wishing to tako some
medicine, reached for it on a shelf and
got the wrong bottle. Her mother heard
the cries of, agony and hurried to the
room, but the girl was In a dying condi
tion and passed away before medical aid
could be secured. Miss Preston was 2C
years of ago and well known In the south
part of the county.
Boy Kicked by a Horse.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Bept 25.-(Spe-clal.)
Earl Clark met with a painful acci
dent last evening. While attempting to
catch a horse the animal suddenly kicked
the young man In t)ie fajc-e. Inflicting a
bad gash on his forehead and another near
the right eye which required nine stitches
to close the wound. He was knocked down
and It was some time before he regained
consciousness sufficiently to return to the
house and summon assistance. While his
Injuries are painful they are not thought
to be serious.
Farewell to I'astor.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Bept. 23. (Special.)
A farewell reception was given to Rev
A. W. Shame!, the Methodist Episcopal
pastor, and family last night at the parlors
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shaw. The last
year was the third of Rev. Bhamel's pas
torate at this place. The family go from
here to Syracuse, Neb.
Blew Bank for Gave Connty.
BEATRICE, Neb., Bept. 25. (Special.)
The Hinds state bank of Odell yesterday
filed articles of Incorporation with the
county clerk, the capital stock of the
concern being placed at 110,000. The In
corporators are E. B. Hinds, T. W. Stanos
check, Herbert Hinds, James Smethurst
and Marion Blackwood.
Big Price (or n Farm.
PLATTSMOUTH. Neb.. Bept. 25.-(Spe
clal) Ex-Sheriff W. D. Wheeler has sold
the Cook farm In this county of 130 acres.
It was purchased by George Melslnger for
tSl per acre, and the remaining eighty was
sold to Robert Propyl for f97 per acre.
Good Wltrr (or Corn.
BEATRICE. Neb., Bept. 23. (Special.)
The last week ot warm, dry weather has
been excellent for the corn crop In this
section. Farmers Say thai the crop Is
maturing fast and most of the corn Is too
Ur tdvaooed to be Injured by ths frost.
LEAVES NO GRUDGE BEHIND
Wjoming Mnr'erer Makes 6pech Before
the Trap ii Sprung.
CRIME IS A MOST REVOLTING ONE
Sleeps In the Same Room vrlth His
Victim nnd Daring tho lUght
Shoots II I m with m
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 25.-(Special
Telegram.) James Keffer was banged at
Lauder at 10:15 this morning. Everything
moved off like clockwork. Keffer was on
the verge of a collapse, but by a 'Super
human effort he calmed himself and walked
bravely to the gallows.
Just before the trap was sprung Keffer
made a talk and said he had no grudge
against any one. He excused tke Jury,
but said they made a mistake and would
some day realize the fact The Judge of
the supreme court and governor, he said,
were no good.
Keffcr's neck was broken by the fall and
he was cut down In eight minutes.
Crime ft Revolting; One.
The crime for which Jamqs Keffer paid
the penalty on the gallows today Is one of
the most revolting In the annals of crimi
nology In the state of Wyoming. He crept
softly Into the room wherein an aged and
almost decrepit man lay sleeping peace
fully and not even dreaming of the fate
soon to descend upon him. Keffer at first
did not deny the crime, but said he was
under the Influence of liquor at the time
the deed was committed.
Keffer worked on the Carmody ranch
near Bruce, and old man Warren was stock
tender for the Lander-Rawlins Stage com
pany at the same place. The story of Kef
fer's crime In detail Is as follows:
On the afternoon before the killing Kef
fer went over to Bruce, and while there
drank several times. About 3 p. m. he
started back to the ranch, and after look
ing after the stock there started for the
camp of a freighter known as "Scotty,"
about a mile from the ranch, in company
with old man Warren. Scotty had whisky
In his wagon, and all three drank. After
spending several hours in camp both went
back to the ranch, and after doing chores
about the place both went to bed.
Slept In Same Room.
They slept in the same room, their beds
being In opposite corners. During the night
Keffer, who had not slept, rose and crept
silently to the old man's bed. Turning, he
crept noiselessly to the wall, where hung
an old double-barreled shotgun, which he
took down and loaded. Waiting a moment
to see If his movements had been heard, he
crept back to where his victim lay sleeping.
Keffer placed the muzzle of the shotgun
under the old man's chin, pulled the trig
gers and blew his victim's brains out
No one was within hearing when the deed
was committed, and this Keffer knew, for
he went to work with the greatest of de
liberation and rifled the old man's trunk,
taking a small amount of money and sev
eral pay checks belonging to the old man.
He then went back to the bed, dragged the
body oft onto the floor, and placed a rifle
across the arm. When this was done he
hastened to Bruce, woke up the p:viietor
of the hotel and Informed him that he had
shot a man in self-defense, showing the
empty shotgun shells as evidence.
He was at once placed under strong
guard and taken to Lander next day to
await trial. He was convicted and the
sentence waa affirmed by the supreme
EWING BANK IS ROBBED
Burglars Get Small Sam of Money
nd Make Their
EWINO. Neb., Bept. 26.-(SpecIal Tele
gramsRobbers blew open the safe In the
Ewlng State bank at an early hour this
morning and secured a small sum of money.
The noise of the explosion awakened the
clttscns, but the robbers escaped before
any steps were taken for their capture.
Bloodhonnds Sent to Kansas.
BEATRICE, Neb., Sept. 23. (Special.)
The Fulton bloodhounds were taken to
Sabetha, Kan., yesterday, where It was
reported that several head of horses had
Gets 9100,000 a Tear
Because he has a keen, clear brain In a
vigorous body. Electric Bitters give both,
and satisfy or no pay. Try them. 60c.
For sale by Kuhn & Co.
INDIFFERENCErO THE CANAL
Fate of the Treaty Excites No L'a
nsnal Comment at
NEW YORK, Bept. 25. Indifference was
manifest In Congress, says a Herald dis
patch from Bogota, under date of Septem
ber 21, toward the death of the Hay-ller-
ran canal treaty.
Although the period for the ratification of
the treaty was to expire at midnight of the
22d, the speeches delivered on the subject
were mild and referred more to the possi
bility ot a new treaty than to the fate' of
The committee appointed by the senate to
prepare a new treaty continues Its work,
but it Is not known when its report will be
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