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TAFT MAKES PLEDGE
Purpose Will Be to Clinch Work
Begun by Roosevelt.
EARNEST ENFOBTMENT OF LAW
Mere Passage i utes Will Not
Bring AbC orni.
CLAIM k. TDICULED
of Rooseyelt Poli.vV
ADDRESS MADE IN SANDUSKY
Lara- Audience fhf.rt t (t.rtnrft of
Irttkrr Ftrmtr Governor Her
rlck and General Klefer
SANDUSKY. O., Sept. 8 In speech In
the local theater here today. William How.
ard Taft not only ridiculed Mr. Bryan'a
claim to be the heir, or the father, of the
Roassvelt pollctea, but delivered himself of
an emphatic pledge, after analysing the
most Important of these policies, saying
"that If elected ho proposed to devote all
the ability that la In me to the constructive
wor kof Sugg-eating to congress the means
by which the Roosevelt policies shall be
Candidate Given Ovation.
Surrounded on the stage of the local the
ater by tbe Erie county committee and dis
tinguished republicans, Mr. Taft delivered
his first political speech of the day to a
full-seated house having a capacity of 1,300.
Mr. Taft got an oration when he came upon
Representative Kelfer, the first speaker,
in his address took a parting shot at Bryan
by deolarlng, "Yes, the people rule every
where except In those states of this union
where democracy is completely dominant."
It was the boast, he added, of Represents.
tlve Clayton of Alabama, who presented
Bryan's name to the democratic convention.
"that In Alabama all of the blacks and 70
per cent of the white had been disfran
General H. C. Oorbtn followed with
short exhortation In favor of political en
ergy, after which former Governor Myron
T. Herrlck spoke against a government
guarantee of bank deposits. Mr. Herrlck
said that Bryan's plan, for bank deposit
guarantees was an economic fallacy, as
illogical as the silver saheme-of 18; that
it was simply a plan to tax the great body
of bank depositors to make good the bad
management or dlahptiesty of certain
bankers. ' '
Confidence and Investments.
Mr. -Taft, tn beginning his speech, re
ferred to tha panic of last year. Confi
dence, he said, was a plant of slow growth.
The people of the country, farmer, laborer,
cupltallst, were all in the same boat. Tho
Investment of money was, he said, nect.
cary for the return ef prosperity, and con
. fldi'noe-was .ueccmpory. . -
"And I want to say to the men and
women of this country for I want to in
terest, the women on these questions that
the eleotion of Mr. Bryan wotilld ba
menace to the confidence which Is necas
sary to the confidence on which prosperity
This statement was warmly applauded.
Mr. Taft said ' what he wanted to talk
about was Mr. Bryan'a claim, "that he
Is not only ' the heir to the policies of
Theodore Roosevelt, but that he Is also the
parent of these policies." (Laughter)
"Let us then see,'! continued Mr. Taft
''what the Roosevelt policies are, and what
hkS been done by Mr. Rooaevelt In carry
ing them out and what has ben the attl
tudts of the democratic party towards that
The evil of rebates was then described
and the remedy the rate bill and the pro
vision against rebates discussed. The trust
question was then taken up.
"Mr. Bryan says the trusts control the
republican party, consequently their con
trol can not be expected by them. What
Is the history of the democratic party?
When It was In power it admitted It could
not agree on a remedy. The republicans
passed the Sherman anti-trust law, and
Theodore Roosevelt has been enforcing it.'
Not Dealing Bine Sky.
Mr. Taft here illustrated this enforce
ment by concrete cases, saying: "I like
to get down to facts, for I am not an oia
tor. I can not dwell in the cerulean blue
I have got to deal with reafcasea."
The Addison Pipe case was then explained
to show how, under the anti-trust law
monopoly had been located and remedied
the remedy being to prevent the stifling of
"W do not," said Mr. Taft, want to
prevent large aggregations of capital for
legitimate business. They produce a large
wage fund and we do not want to drive
them out of bualneas It they keep within
"Now, Is to a further remedy, what we
need Is the Increase of the machinery of
government for the supervision of these
companies which have the temptation to
violate the law, also that w shall have the
facilities at Washington to carry on speedy
prosecutions, so that when a charge is
brought It can be determined speedily and
the law Interpreted and enforced."
Jadg Taft Makes Pled.
Here It was that Mr. Taft reached the
climax of lils speech with the emphatic
"if I am elected president, I propose to
devote all the ability that Is in me to the
constructive work of suggesting to ecngres
the mean by which the Roosevelt policies
shall bv,ellnched. (Prolonged applause).
But that la to be done not with the turn
f the hand; Dot a Oovernor Hughes so
ably said at Toungstnwn Saturday, by a
tn.igtctan'a an9. It muat be don by men
who understand the operation of tha sta
tutes; who know what the law means,
and who understand Ita practical workings
and effect. Men who are conscious that
these reforms cannot be brought about by
the mere passage of statutes, but by their
earnest, consistent enforcement, atep by
sup, until those who are likely to violate
them shall understand that tha penalty
will 4 their If 'they violate them."
l.oasTOTe-rtk Barn Ahlaa.
CINCINNATI, O. Sept. (.-Congressman
Nicholas Long worth's two-story brick
table'at his Grandln Road horn waa com
pletely destroyed by fire early today, caus
ing a loss' estimated at J30.0QO. With the
stbl were burned five carriages, but the
horses and servants, who slept In the
table, got out safely. Mr. and Mrs. Long
worth had Just 'returned front a patty when
lire wag discovered.
AND CASES AT FALL TERM
hlcaro Ranrh Knit
Will Be First
Trial In tke
Assistant Attorney General Rush la busily
engaged In preparing for the trial of the
several holdover land fraud casea. which
will be among the first trials at the Bep-
ember term of the federal courta. It la
the Intention of the Department of Justice
to get these land caxes out of the way as
soon as possible, and the present Indications!
re they will all be cleared off the docket
during the term of court beginning In
Omaha Feptember 28.
The first of the casea to be tried will
be what Is known as the Chicago ranch
cas. In which Iwrence E. King. Patrick
King ar.d F. S. Balrd of Chicago are the
prlnclpil defendant, the Indictment against
them being conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment out of large tracts of land In
Sheridan county. The plan was to organize
great cattle rnnch and farming colony up
there through the acquirement of SS.Ono
or Sn.Onn acres of land.' A' number of parties
n different parts of Illinois were Induced
to participate In the colonisation scheme
and make filing , turning them over sub
sequently to the Chicago Ranch corpora
tion, of which the Kings were the head.
Patrick J. Ktng, known aa "Policy" King
of Chicago, and Balrd were placed under
heavy bonds after their Indictment here
n Omaha, but Lawrence K. King managed
o elude arrest until apprehended near Gold-
field, Nev.. several weeks ago, where he
gave ball In $10,000 for his appearance In
Omaha at this term of court. One of the
attorneys . In the rase for the defendants
s former Senator "Billy" Mason of Illinois.
Other Imrwrtart cases will be those
avalnst Charles T. ' Stewart of Council
Bluffs, on the charge of unlawful closing
of public lands; James H. Edmlsten. for al
eged forgery In applications to enter pub
lic lands and transmitting such forged
papers to the land office; fl. It. T. Bab-
cock. John Agnew. H. C. and Bert Furman.
for alleged conspiracy to defraud. Rabcock
was united States , commissioner at the
In addition to these named, there are
a number of smaller case's, approximating
about twenty In all.
BARTON HAS STRONG LEAD
Indications Are Ite Is Safely Landed
for Nomination for
Complete returns from eighty-four coun
ties, including Lancaster, show that A Men
republican candidate for auditor, has ll.tf.j
votes, and Barton 11.970, which Is appar
ently a sufficient lead to make up any
further Increase in the vote which Alden
The complete returns from the state on
Tais gives Shallenberger a majority o:
2,325 over Dahlman.
Returns from Lancaster county settled
the First district democratic fight on con
gressman, McGuIre winning the nomination
In the district by 364 votes.
Returns from eighty-four counties on the
republican, sod dsmocraUo tickets make as
chaoses In. announced results. ' -
Democrat io railway commissioner In these
counties, including Lancaster, stands:
ANOTHER CREAMERY DEPOT
Uxclaslre Station for Dairy Prod acts
is to Be Bnllt by
The Burlington road is building 4 cream
ery station cast of the Burlington station
In Omaha for the exclusive us of the
creamery men doing business in and out
of this city.
The creamery business has grown to
giant proportions until there was no longer
space for handling all the cans at either
the Burlington station or the Union. Some
time ago the Nebraska State Railway com
mission ordered the Union Paclflo to build
a creamery station at Union station. This
order was complied with and now the Bur
lington, anticipating such an order in ref
erence to that station, is building an ex
elusive cream depot. The amount of cream
brought Into Omaha dally Is tremendous,
Omaha is the largest butter manufac
turlng point In the United States and most
of the cream is brought In by the railroads
HARRIMAN BOATS TO ANCON
Report Spreeklea Una Sold Liners to
Railroad Magnate for Tkls
SAN FRANCISCO, CaL, Sept. S.-Follow
lng a visit mads yesterday by John D
Spreckles to the offices of E. H. Harrl
man. It Is reported this iornlng that tha
Orient Steamship compariV. represented
by Mr. Spreckles, hsa arranged to sell to
the Pacific Mall Steamship company, con
nected with the Harriman enterprises, ths
steamers Ventura, Sierra and Sonoma
which were taken off the run to Honolulu
and Australia several months ago, and
which have since been Idle. It Is said to
be the Intention ef Mr. Harrtamn to In
stllute with thess vessels an express ser
vice to Ancen, and It I pointed out tha
this arrangement will enable coast bidders
to compete In the matter of supplies for
the Panama canal.
HOUSEKEEPER BRINGS SUIT
Demands Pay for . Twenty-Five Years
from Estate of Her Step
father. Asserting her service at general house
work were worth 13 a week for the last
twenty-five years, . Miss Rosalie D. Von
Lockurn, 20O4 North Nineteenth street, has
filed a claim for ti.600 against the estat
of her stepfather, Peter Von Lockurn. Th
claim covers the period from January
1883, to January 1. 108. At 13 a weok, this
amounts to 13. W0, but Miss Von Lockurn
allows tl a week for clothing and other
Incidentals, amounting In all to Jl.SO, mak
ing her net clalin $2,800. The estate of Mr.
Von Lockurn Is now being aettled In county
MLLE. LA BLANCHE MAY DIE
Woman Who Entertained Ak-tar-Bea
Crowns Fatally Mart In
TORONTO, Ont. Sept. S.-MUe Marie
La Blanche, one of th performers at tha
Toronto exhibition, was probably fatally
Injured last night. Her act was to slide
down a wire stretched from a high pole
to the ground, hanging by her teeth. Last
night she had hardly started when the pole
began to lean over, caueing tha wire to sag
and throwing bar to the ground. Her spin
ULLET MISSES ROOSEVELT
President Hai Narrow Escape While
Biding Near Hit Home.
EIIEF IT WAS HUNTEBS ACT
Little Likelihood It Waa Deed nf At-
tempted- Assassination lasaae
Man Is Arrested at
OTSTER BAT, N. T., Sept. 8. Sensational
reports that an attempt had been made to
hoot President Roosevelt apparently have
their origin In the fact that the hunting
season has opened on Long Island and
there la considerable ahootlng dally In the
outlying districts. Close Investigation falls
to show that there has beeh any overt act
direct against the president. It la his cus
tom to ride out every day, covering various
routes In the countryside and It la not un
usual for him to encounter parties of hun
ters. Also, there Is a shooting club which
engages In target practice not far from
Mr. Loeh, secretary to the president, said
today It was not believed for a moment
that anyone had tried to do harm to Mr.
Roosevelt. No attention whatever was
being paid to the matter officially, he said.
A searching Investigation, however. Is be.
ng made today to determine the clrcum-
tances giving rise to the report that the
hot was fired from ambush upon President
Roosevelt. Every foot of ground In the
vicinity where the attempt' is alleged to
have been made Is being gone over and the
losest quest Is being prosecuted to ascer-
aln whether or not any person to whom
suspicion might attach waa seen In the vi
cinity of Oyster Bay about the time the
shot is said to have been fired.
Shot Came from Dashes.
According to the story In circulation here
a ahot was fired from a clump of bushes
near the roadside while the president and
a friend were returning from a horseback
ride Jast Saturday., The report of the shot
came from close at hand. It Is said, and
after the first shock of surprise, which
caused the president to urge his horse for.
ward, Mr. Roosevelt turned abruptly about
and prepared to dismount and rush on foot
Into the thicket. He was dissuaded by his
friend, however, and together they galloped
iway to Sagamore Hill. No Information
at all regarding the Incident came from the
president's home or the executive offices
here, but It appears from the story as lately
told that Camllle Weldenfeld. a New York
banker, was driving with Mrs. Weldenfeld
In the vicinity and was a witness to the
occurrence. The Waidenfelda were In a
public carriage and their driver also Is said
to have heard the report of the ahot and
o have witnessed tbe excited actions of the
president and his companion which imme
diately followed. No one has yet been
found who saw the man who Is said to have
fired the shot. The general opinion seems
to be that If a shot was fired It was oy
soma hunter who was totally unaware of
the presence of the president In the vicin
ity. Even If the man later learned of tha
consternation which his actions had caused,
It I maintained, there Is little likelihood
that, he would come forward with his ver
sion oi tbe story at this time .because of
the notoriety which would follow the dis.
closure of his Identity.
. Wudswortb. Tells of .Shooting.
Major Wadsworth, a cousin of the
speaker of the New York assembly, was
riding with the president Saturday when
the shooting was heard. The major said
today that the president and he were
turning from a brisk ride to Cold Spring
Harbor and were about to turn from the
cove road Into the road leading through
the W. Etnlen Rooaevelt estate to Saga
more Hill when they heard the shot. It
seemed to come from a point nearby, and
the president remarked that someone must
be at target practice. Major Wadsworth
said nothing more was thought about the
shooting until the president and he again
heard shots. The major added bat It was
his Impression that someone was shooting
at a target: He expressed the opinion that
the president start an Investigation, for
the major learned that Jack Rccsevelt,
son cf Emlen Roosevelt, had been shoot
ing at a target back of the house.
Major Wadsworth said they did not con
nect the arrest of John Coughlln with thelhosPltal of tn)urle ustained in Jumping,
hooting. He does not believe an attempt
was made to shoot the president.
Message for President.
MINEOLA, L, I., Sept. 8. Coughlln was
examined by Dr. Frederick A. Wright of
Glen Oove and Dr. H. G. Wahlig of Sea
Cliff, who were appointed for that purpose
by the overseer of the poor. Coughlln was
disinclined to talk today, but when ar
rested yesterday declared that he had been
trying to see the president to deliver a
message about the criminals who were shot
In the battle with the Boston police force
at Forest Hill cemetery some time ago.
Coughlln said he was 35 years old. He
wears a Van Dyke beard and makes a
rather distinguished appearance.
NEW YORK, Sept. S. Camllle Welden
feld, the Wall street broker, said today that
he heard the shot which was alleged to
have been intended for the president.
"I paid no attention to it, however," he
added. "The president and his friend, both
on horseback, passed us and doubtless were
100 yards away when w heard the shot.
Had w feared It waa meant for him w
would have turned bark, but we did not.
It Is incorrect to state that Mrs. Welden
feld made a remark to the effect that It
was an attempt to kill the president"
luai Man Arrested.
MINEOLA, L. I., Sept. I. Jonn Coughlln,
the armed man who waa arrested while at.
tempting to reach tha president at Saga
more Hill yesterday, was examined by two
physicians today and pronounced inaane.
He will be aent to an asylum at Kings
Park. L. I.
BOSTON, Mass., Sept. I. -The police of
this city believe thst John Coughlln, who
was arrested by a secret service sgent at
Oyster Bay yesterday while attempting to
secure an interview with President Roose
velt, Is John Coughlln of Walpole, Mass.,
who has been missing from his home in
that town for about ten days. His boms
here Is near the Walpole-Foxboro line and
not far from the Foxboro Home for Inebri
ates. Ths man arresteed at Oyster Bay
said he had been an Inmate of an Insane
asylum In Walpole. but there 1 no such In.
stltutlon in the town. Officials of th Fox
boro hospital said today that no person
named John Coughlln had ever been an In
mate of their Institution.
SETTLERS PENNED IN BY FIRE
On Thonsajtd Reported to Be In Dan
ger by Plamea lfenr Grand
DULUTH. Minn.. Sept. 1 One thousand
settlers a re reported to be penned In by
the flames from the forest fire which ar
raging about Grand Marala,
f free silver, ! WiL ttflEt
SESt Vlip5" TurYte what I tfeco-, J&fviig&K irEHrlrU
JJfl-A PtTZrr Mtrfo Foft the farmers V$f&?&? feS
In 1896 Mr. Bryan tells the farmer how to keep from going broke.
sS C Fou-ow my RKOMMENrrmI sPsS!1
J&j ATUX6 AWD 6E SAVED. WWm hK
NOTHING ELSE WIU SAVE
In 1908 Mr.
From the Chicago Tribune.
FOUR DEATHS IS HOTEL FIRE
Guests of Belmont in Denver Leap to
Psvenark. -. ..
BLAZE OF LNCENDIABT 0EIGIN
Police Thin J It the Culmination of
Series of Smaller Biases Which
Have Cnnsed Mick
DENVER, Sept. 8. Four men lost their
lives and a score of persons were Injured,
several of them seriously. In a ftre, believed
to be of Incendiary origin, that gutted the
Belmont hotel, a three-story building at
1723 Stout street, this morning.-
EDWARD MOORE, aged 55, real estate
agent, Philadelphia, killed by jumping
JOHN D. KANE, Colorado Springs, suf
focated. GEORGE BODTE, Mlddletown, N. Y.,
died at hospital of Injuries sustained in
I GEORGE OTT, Dodge City, Kan., died at
William E. Lewis, brakeman; badly
burned about the face and breast; will die.
Mrs. W. A. Lanham; badly burned about
the face and entire body.
W. A. Lanham; hands and face burned.
F J. Bawden, city clerk of Sllverton,
Colo.; two scalp wounds; Jumped from sec
O. E. Kllnger, printer and formerly pro
prietor of the Silverton Standard; back
wrenched In jumping from second story.
Charles F. Stewart, candymaker; left
wrist broken and bruises resulting from
Jumping from third story.
Melvln Parker. Hillsdale, Mich.; serious
burns on face, arms and legs.
Mrs. Lydla Parker; badly burned and
Edward Kelsoe; hands and face burned.
Thomas Taylor, ' plpeman engine No. 6;
Many Jamp from Windows.
Moore jumped from a third-story window
and his brains were dashed out when he
struck the pavement. He came to Denver
for his health about six months ago from
Philadelphia, where he had been engaged
In the real estate business. Burtell was
suffocated to death. He waa a Pullman
conductor, who made his home in Denver.
The fire, which is supposed to have been
caused by an incendiary, broke out on the
third floor, at the top of the hotel, and
spread with amazing rapidity. Nearly 100
guests were stopping in the house and many
of them found all means of egress cut off
when aroused. At least five persons Jumped
from windows. Many others were carried
down extension ladders by firemen and po
licemen working In relays. The whole rear
portion of the building, on which were two
fire escapes, as well as the stairway, was
quickly burned away.
Several heroic rescues were observed by
a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators, who
stood In the street watching the blase.
Patrick Treadwell, a fireman of Cripple
Creek, Colo., who was stopping in the Bel
moMh when the fire started, Is credited
with hsvlng saved at least ten lives by In
ducing entrapped guests to Jump from the
upper story windows mi a five-foot al
ley to the roof of an adjoining building and
catching them In his arms. Mora than a
score of persons Jumped from window be
fore the fire department arrived.
In the opinion of officials of ths fir de
partment the hotel was set afire and a
rigid examination is being made.
Within the last week half a dosen small
fires, believed to have been of Incendiary
origin, have occurred at rooming houses in
Bryan and the Farmers
Bryan tells the farmera how to get their just deserts.
VALUABLE PACKAGE STOLEN
Oregon Banker Marks Its Valae $10
to Save JOpeeeaawe and tt Is
.P0RTIeAJD, .re,. .' Sept-,-A package
entrustod'to the car ef the Wells-Fargo
Express company at Salem, Ore., by J. R
Albert, president of the Capital National
bank of that city, and addressed to Josoph
M. Meyers at the Portland hotel In this
city, containing notes and other valuable
paper representing $53,000, la strangely
missing. That the package reached Port
land from Salem on the Southern Pa
cific train, arriving here at 11:30
o'clock on -the night of August
21 has been established beyond doubt, but
what became of i It after that hour would
be welcome news to the express company,
to Joseph Meyers and Banker Albert of
How the theft was accomplished Is al-
moitt as great a mystery to the express
company officials aa is the Identity of the
thieves. The package was taken from the
Union depot office, they believe, some time
between 11:30 p. m., August 21, and 1:30
a. m August 22. During these hours the
men In the express office are rushed with
work and it Is possible that the door of the
office was left open for a few moments
and that the thief slipped In and took the
package. When Banker Albert entrusted
the valuable to the express company he
specified 110 as Its value, and for that
reason the package waa not placed In the
company'a strong box.
FOUR THOUSAND MEN MARCH
Largest Military Body that Ever Pro
ceeded Across Kansas on
: Way to St. Joseph.
, FORT, RILEY, Kan., Sept. . Four thou
sand officers and enlisted men left hpre
this morning, under command of Brigadier
General Charles Morton, commander of the
Department of the Missouri, on a march
to St. Joseph, Mo., where they will attend
a military tournament. The distance Is l'JO
miles. When strung out In marching the
column was almost five mlle long and
constituted the largest mllit uy body that
ever marched through Kansas, either In
peace or war.
Tonight the men will camp at Manhat
tan, and expect to reach Topeka Saturday
night. The troops have been in a camp of
Instruction for the last month, and while
there were reviewed by Secretary of War
Wright, but today only a few well worn
path and empiy buildings show where the
army recently encamped.
IOWA S0L0NS IN DEADLOCK
Vote Upon Senator Discloses
Have No Agreement on
DE8 MOINES, la., Sept. t A deadlock
In the Iowa legislature over the United
States senatorship was made certain when
the house voted at noon. Cummins re
ceived forty-four votes. Thirty-one demo
crat voted for Porter. Twenty-eight stand
patter cattered their votes. The senate
this afternoon will do the same. Stand
patter each announced a reason that they
thought the selection should be delayed
until after people express a choice at th
CORN NEARLY UP TO AVERAGE
Within 1.8 Per Cent of Condition
' Maintained for Ten Years, Ac-cording-
WASHINGTON, Sept 8. Ths condition
ef corn on September 1 was 7t per cent
of a normal, agalnat a ten-year average
of SI per cent. Spring wheat, when har
vested, 77. per cent, agalnat a ten-year
average of 77.1 per cent. Barlay, when har
vested, 81.1 per cent, against a ten-year
average of S3.1 per cent, and oats, (9.7 per
cent, against a ten-year average of S0.7
per cent, aay th crop report Issued by
the Department ef Agriculture today.
TERMINAL TAX INCREASES
Board of Equalization Presents Final
Figures on Result of Law.
CANDIDATES FOR LEGISLATURE
Report of the Omaha Street Railway
Company Shows It Has Done m
Good Business During;
(From a Staff Correspondent. 1
LINCOLN, Sept. 8. (Special. )-By. the op
eration of the new terminal tax law the
railroad properly to be taxed by local au
thorltles for municipal purpoxes i in
creased from SoffT.RlS to Jl',116.617. Some of
the property assessed by the stnte board
was locally assessed last year, which de
creased the total somewhat.
Republican Leirlalatlve Candidates.
Following are the nominations of the re
publicans in the various legislative and sen
I 8. H. Bolejack. Dawson: George E.
Ward, Rulo; O. E. Zook. Humboldt.
Z A. D. Barclay. Bookwalter; W. B.
Raper, Pawnee City.
a C. H. Beetlle, Theodore Smith.
7 C. E. Noyes, Louisville; D. Smith, Elm
wood. S M. T. Harrison. Dunbar.
r-J. M. Elwell, Sprlngll.ld.
II Mads Mortenaen, Calhoun.
12 Nels Johnson, Oakland.
13 B. F. Griffin. Tekaniah.
14 J. H. Knowles, Fremont; Wallace M.
Smith, Fremont. ,
17 John R. Morris, Carrol.
1 W. F. Pehwerin, Belden.
21 George W. Fannon, Koval.
22 A. A. Smith, Boone.
23 George N. Beeles, Norfolk.
2ft Willie m A. Itothaaek, S huvler.
28-J. W. Talbot, David City; Fullmer.
P. Stolx, Milford; Dr. T. A. Marsh.
3ft Cyrus Black, Hickman; E. W. Brown,
W. J. Blyatone, W. A. Green, Fona, Lin
coln. 31 William James, Dorchester; Henry A.
32 B. H. Beg'le. C. J. McColl, Beatrice;
B. J. Klllen. Adams.
33 Frank O. Ellis, Beatrice.
36 John P. Thlehsen, Janaen.
37 F. O. Edgecombe, Geneva;
3s A. B. Taylor. York; D. W.
40 George Beardfley, Clarks.
41 R. L. Ahara. W. W. Fos. Aurora.
42 D. M. Ni-ttleton. Fairfield.
43 A. J. JehniHi'n, Harvard.
44 Dr. W. F. Ranes, Red Cloud.
S-F. E. Crosier, Juniata.
4rt Rrlrk Johnson, Roseland.
47 E. O. White, Cuiro; A. L. Scuddcr,
George TV. Fltrslmmons. Scotia.
13 H. M. Duval. Hprlngvlew.
t4 V. K. Bnshe, Kimball.
6i Peler M rteiisen. Old.
J. A. Anisberry, Mason City;
8s George Barrett. Shelton: F.
strong, Kim Creek.
f9 W. G. Anderson, Coiad.
81 A. R. Teck. Frank'ln.
83 K. W. Roberts. Holdrege.
84 N. A. Pettygrnve.
1 J. R. Gain, Stella.
2 T. J. Majors, IVru.
3 E. F. Warren, Nebraska City.
Drianao lent, Avoca.
.5 Alex Laverty, Ashland.
8 W. P. Adklns. K. O. McGilton Omaha;
N. V. Swanson, South Omaha.
7 Oscar R. Thompson, Winner.
8 Georga W. Wiltse. Randolph.
8-M. t Bresnler, Clearwater.
lu-W. D. Hailer, Blair.
11 Charles A. Randall, Newman Grove.
12 Ams A. Fiela. Kchuyler.
18-F. W. Phillips. Ktar.
14 E. L. Myers, Newport.
16 G. H. Klnsey, Arcadia.
lft-E. D. Go-ild. Kearney.
17 Harry Pchlckedantx. St. Paul.
18 E. L. King, Osceola.
' 1 H. Graff. Reward.
1 208. W. Burnham, Lincoln; E. P. Brown
. 21 Adam McMullen, "Wymore.
' 22-Oeore W. Baldwin. Crete.
J 23 Dr. F. Wilcox. Rubbel.
24 John Doran. Bradshaw.
25 J. M. Cox. Hampden.
. 2-R. A. Alkln, Nelnon.
27 D. M. Ball, Hastings.
Is A. G. Warren. Holdrege.
KOTBlaTSrrtS Of OOKAST TBAatSKZPB.
Port. Arrived. ssilss.
KXW TORI H4HBS U1SV...M str
KSW TOhM. rislsa4.
GIRL TO KILL
Rice Woman Says Doctor Asked Her
to Shoot Them Both.
SHE AGREES. BUT NERVE FAILS
Three Times in Night She Attempted
it, but Could Not.
HE STANDS AND URGES HER ON
Appalling Sensation Sprung on Cor
oner's Jury at the Inquest.
CHARLES DAVIS ADDS TO SHOCK
Bank Clerk Says He, Too, Repeatedly
GIRL SAYS RUSTDI PICKED HIM
Told Her He Was the Man Who
Promised to Fire the Shot.
HE DENIES ANY SUCH COMPACT
thief Donahue Will Tiot Arrest
dlavls, Though Relieves Story
Mrs. ltustln Relates Grief
that Awful Sight.
I'nfoldlng ltustln Case.
Sr. Frederick T. Bnstln was found
by hi wlf dying from a gunshot
wound on porch of his residence,
4108 Farnam street, early on th
morn tug of September a.
Dr. ltustln txplre at Clark son
hospital after saying to his wife, "A
man shot vat."
Mrs. Abbl Bice, woman of th
town, ' held by polios "a witness"
becau she walked horn with phy
sician night preceding morning of
roneral of Br. Bnstln hold from
Ail Saints' church. Dr. T. J. Maokay
pleading that "Something Good B
Bio woman makes tatmnj to
chief of polio and county attorney
1st Monday vaning', which meant 'to
police offtoar that th mystery
was clears d and that Tredertok T.
Buatin had. taken hi own life. .
Dr. W. B. &vndr testified at
coroner' Inquest that markg of
scorching on- Di. Bustln'g vest Indi
cated he had been - shot ' by weapon
held within twelve Inches of hi body,
while absence of powder In flash
. meant, only clothing- was over body
whan ahot was fired.
Mr. Bnstln, deeply affected, testi
fies that Dr. Bnstln had frequently
aid she wonld be better off with
his llfs insurance without him had at
tempted suictds before, and she had
no information which would fasten
the crime on any other than hsr hus
band himlf .
Mr. Abbl Blc tells of Dr. Bus
tin pleading with hsr to shoot him
that hi wife could collset th life In
surance, and upon her failure to
comply with ths request after several
attempt, Bnstln told hsr he had se
cured Charles Davis, brother of vlca
president of Plrst National bauk, to
do th dead.
Charles Davis admit going ont
past Dr. Buetln's horn at midnight,
Tuesday, aftr securing medicine
from the physician with whloh to
kill himself, but dsniel h waa
to shoot Dr. Bastln.
Coroner' inquest adjourn until 10
Chit f of rolls Donahue says h
will not arrest Davis, though he be
lieve Davis agreed to kill Dr. Bua
tin and did not do tt.
"Shoot me, shoot me; I must die nd
some one must do the ahootlng, that my
wife and children, whom I have neglected,
may receive the life Insurance and be cared
for when I am gone."
This waa the plea of Dr. Frederick T. .
Rustln to Mra. Abble Rice, alia Leona
Bunnell, repeated many times, and almost
as often the woman came near doing as he
begged her. Inserting a new cartridge In the
empty chamber, from which the bullet had
.gone to Dr. Rustln' body, and then shoot
ing herself the one empty chamber dla
armlng all suspicion as to who had shot
the physician when the law looked to see
who was guilty of crime.
But the Rice woman's nerve failed each
time, and Dr. Rustln, so the theory goes,
was compelled to fire tho gun himself,
doing the work of self-destruction In the
best way he could to deceive the World as
to the manner of his death and th weapon
Is yet unfound.
So determined waa Dr. Rustln to cover
up the deed of eelf-destructlon that he had
not only asked the Bunnell woman to ahoot
him, but when he found he could not de
pend on her to do the work, ha left the
story with her that he had hired, Charles
Davis, brother of Fred H. Davli, Vice presi
dent of the First National bank, to do the
deed and relieve her of th "Job."
Davis Called to Stand.
This story she told on the witness stand
Tuesday nfternoon, and when Charlea
Davis waa railed to tha stand he said:
"I never had any plan to ahoot Dr. Rus
tln, though I Intended to take my own life
that night with the drugs which Dr. Rua
tln had furnlahed me. I tried to commit
aulcide the night before.. Dr. Rustln had
given me a drug called 'tyranol.' I re
turned to his office Tuesday and told him
that the drug did not work, and I think
now he suspicted that I wanted to commit
suicide. He gav me some morphine and
a bottle of aconite and told me that If the
morphine did not put me to sleep the other
would. I Intended to take enough of It
so that I would not have to come back.
"After getting -this medicine I left Dr.
Rustln at the Falstaff saloon and took the
car out Farnam street, got off at Fortieth
and walked down Fa inn am street ' to th
Belt Line where it crosseg at Forty-sixth)
street. . '
"I did not see Pr. Rustln aft I left bint
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