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VOL. XXXIX NO. 40.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2, 1M9-TEN PAGES.
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ENDS THIS WEEK
Conclusion of Long Struggle Expected
Within the Next Few
From the River
By Small Boys
Revolutionists at Barcelona Proclaim
Intention to Upset Govern
IN COLD BLOOD
Lumberman Wakened at Midnight by
Man Who Murdered Him with
Seven Little South Omaha Lads
Rescue Corpse of Drowned Kan
from the Missouri.
TMnwm ma m vjv5-
SENATE TO ACT ON REPORT
Some Statesmen Will Make Speeches
NO FILIBUSTER IS PROBABLE
Bailey and Daniel Will Voice Demo
TAFT IS AWAITING RESULT
As ft noil mm Bill Become. a I. aw He
Will- Hastea to I overly foe
Fire Week Ilefor
WASHINGTON. Am. 1. Unles some
thing happen to provoke heated discussions
of a political character, the new tariff bill
bould be enacted Into lew and the extraor
dinary session of cod M adjourned be
fore the end of thu k.
Inquiry among rf Jn opposed to the
adoption of the conference report on the
Tayne-Aldrlrh bill Indicates that the debate
will not be as extended as It threatened to
be before tlif conferees reported.
The senate ill meet at 10 a. m. tomorrow.
The svsxlon probubly will begin at that
hour eu li day and will continue until ( or
7 o'lliiU p. m. dally until the report Is
adopitd. If it is found that more senators
desire to speak than have already given
notice it is possible that evening sessions
may be held.
Aldrlch Is In a Horry.
Senator Aldrtch is determined that the
conference report shall not be carried over
into next week. He doea not expect to
occupy very much time himself. He said
today that he would not speak longer than
an hour or two, and that other members
of the committee would occupy compara
tively little time.
It la probable that senators who were op
posed to the placing of hides on the free
list will have something to say on that sub
ject, and that all of the republicans who
voted against the bill when It was on Its
passage In the senate will take occasion to
xplal ntheir action. Some of these senators
will speak for the adoption of the confer
ence report, and some of them are expected
to vote In the negative.
No Filibuster Probable.
Senator Culberson, leader of the minority,
Is authority for the statement that the
democrats will debate the conference re
port thoroughly, but will not filibuster
against Its adoption. Senators Daniel and
Ha lie y, members of the committee on
fins ncc. will speak at length against the
adoption of the conference report, and take
tl od . Jn eiuU -democratic opposition
to' the new tariff bill.
Rome of the senate leaders predict that
a vote will be had on the conference re
port as arly aa Thursday and that the
tpecial session of congress can be brought
to a close on Friday.
rlana of President.
President Taft will not leave Washington
until the tariff bill becomes a law. After
signing the bill the president will leave
for Beverly, where he will have a stay of
something more than five weeks bfore
stsiilnrt on his long trip through the west
The senate having retained the appro
priatlnti of 125,000 In the urgent deficiency
bill for the president's traveling expenses,
only one obstacle remains as a possible bar
to the strip. That Is Mrs. Tsft'a health.
If she continues to Improve as steadily as
she has dono since taking up her residence
at Peverly. the president's trip will be
No Sunday Rest
for Busy Farmers
Work of Harvesting Big Crops Goes
on All Day in South
FIOVX FALLS, S. P.. Aug. 1 Spe
clal.) Although today was Sunday the day
ef rest there waa no relaxation on the
fBLt of the farmers of South Dakota In the
work of harvesting the abundant crop
raised In the state this season. The severe
hall and windstorm which swept over
Hushes. Beadle, Sully, Douglas and other
counties on Friday afternoon spurred them
on to get their crops out of danger from
In some localities there Is .a' decided
shortage of harvest hands, and In these
localities ' the wives and daughters of
farmers have not hesitated to abandon
their household duties so fur as possible
and aid their husbands and fathers in the
work of getting grain Into the shock and
beyond danger from hall or wind.
The harvesting of barley and early oats
rnw la completed In the greater pa it of
the state and Is nearlng completion In other
sections. The cutting of wheat has com
menced In the southern counties and before
the close of thla week, with favorable
weather conditions, will practically be In
progress In all portions of the agricultural
part of the state. Crops generally In sec
tions which have not been swept by hall
and windstorms -are reported In fine con
dition, with well filled heads and plump
In some localities barley Is reported to
have been damaged about SO per cent, by
excessively hot weather at the critical
period of Ita growth end by high winds,
which cauaed much of It to crinkle down.
jl theae localities blndei-c were at once
put to work and the crop waa put out of
the way of further damage.
All reports agree that corn la In fine
condition and a week or tn days farther
advanced at present than It waa at this
time last year.
The first woman harvester to be Injured
In the etate, o far ae reported, la Mrs.
Andrew Rongley. wife of a farmer living
rear Rutland. While operating a hay-rako
for bar husband the horsea became
frightened and ran away, striking an ob
struction and throwing the woman violently
to the ground. Her light arm was broken
tin two place and eh was otherwise In
lured py bei&f out and bruised, .. t
r South Omaha boys, all under 11
7. "cued the body of a drowned
the Missouri river yesterday at
voys saw him floating In the
a foot of Missouri avenue
and ' Ne water to be quite shal
low th ut to him and at last by
Joining . s i were able to reach and
ore. Morgan Heafey
re. and It lay all of
g Identification In
took the b- s,
Sunday aftet '
the parlors ot
taking establish .
When found the body had no clothing
upon It and the appearance Indicated the
man had gone In bathing. There were no
marks of violence. The body had lain
In the water not more than a few hours.
It Is believed the man must have gone
bathing Saturday evening. He was cleanly
shaven, nearly six feet tall and weighed
nearly 200 pounds, athletic rn appearance
and had a square Jaw, eyes were slightly
discolored but thought to be brown, hair
was black, rather thin, but not from bald
nes, and had been newly cut. The man
was about M or 27 years old. He had
five vaccination marks on his right arm,
the first and last were small and the
three between quite large.
The boys who found the body told the
coroner they had seen a body float down
the river ahead of the one they secured.
When questioned closely they were not so
sure of this.
The boys who found the body were Ray
mond, Kdward and Walter Paulson, S34
North Twelfth street; Olen Wiggins. 72S
North Twelfth; Grant Froeley, 738 North
Twelfth; Arnold Tangeman, Eleventh and
M street, and Cashmer Sledx, 832 North
Twelfth. An Inquest will heheld at South
Omaha this morning at 9 o'clock.
Slayer of Consul
is Bad Celestial
All the Police Can Learn of His
Record is to His Dis
credit. NEW TORK, Aug. 1. Wong Bow Cheung
as he has been identified, or Matuda
Woung as he Insists on being named, the
undersized Americanized Chinese cook who
shot and killed his vice consul, Dr. Luk
Wing yesterday, was arralnged before the
coroner today and committed to the Tombs
to await the result of the Inquest to be
held next Wednesday.
He slept soundly and ate well, but seems
depressed and refused to answer questions.
If he has friends, none called on him, to
day and he haa asked to see no one.
With . the scanty Information Uie police
can gather about him la wholly to his discredit-
The average Chinaman Is frugal
and Industrious, but Wong had the repu
tation in Chinatown of being a hard
drinker, an unsteady worker and chroni
cally in want of cash.
Wingahlu S. Ho, the Chinese consul here,
cannot believe that Dr. Luk Wing, whom
he knew as the most gentle and pains
taking of aides, ever treated the prisoner
harshly or did anything to excuse the as
sault. Doors Locked
at Hanson Cafe
Receiver Shuts Up Upper Floors,
Allowing Lunch Room to Con
tinue in Operation.
Hanson's cafe was closed by the receiver,
Euclid Martin, at the end of the business
day Saturday. The lunch room In the
basement was, however, continued In op
eration. "The lunch room will be run for a time,
anyhow," declared Mr. Martin, "that we
may discover whether It paya or not. It
was hardly possible to say that the lunch
room by Itaelf waa doing well until sup
plies for It were bought separately."
What the next atep In the cafe Insolv
ency will be Mr. Martin was unable to say.
That the cafe will be reopened la exceed
RAIN DAMAGES THE CROPS
Severe Storms in Vicinity of Broken
Bow Include Wind and
BROKEN BOW. Neb., Aug. L (Special
Telegram.) The severest rain storm In
yeara awept this part of the country late
yesterday afternoon followed by another
this morning. Nearly three Inchea of water
fell In little over an bour. Wind and hall
accompanied the storm. Much damage Is
reported to crops In the northwest part of
C'hiraa-o Girl C limbs Mountain.
GENEVA. Aug. 1. Helen Bauer, aged
30, of Chicago, has accomplished the feat
of climbing Mont Blanc.
Mimic Game of Warfare
Will Engage Thousands
BOSTON. Aug. 1 Not since the daya of
the civil war has Massachusetts seen such
a gathering of armed men aa will partici
pate in the war game of August 14 to 21.
The troops defending Boston and endeev
vorlng to stem the invasion of 10,00 men
of the New York. New Jersey, Connecticut
and District of Columbia National Guards
will consist of 7.000 members of the Massa
chusetts Guard, augmented by three troops
of regular cavalry from the "Fighting
Tenth," the colored regiment at Fort Ethan
The scene of the maneuver la expected
to be confined to the southern eountlea of
Bristol and Plymouth. The Invaders are
conceded the strategical ability to land
their forces, when they will attempt to
tight their way through the state, but th
defenders assembled In Boston will be
notified promptly of the debarkation a"d
rushed to the oeoe. Th further man
euver are problematical.
Th dispatch of the defender will be so
FORTRESS FIRING ON THEM
Forty Rioters Reported Hanged
Without Any Trial.
EDITOR AMONG THE VICTIMS
Publisher of Republican Organ Exe
cuted by Military.
INSURRECTION NOT CRUSHED
Fierce Fighting; Between Troops and
Revolutionist Contlnoea In Street
of Barcelona Fears for Safety
LONDON, Aug. L A dispatch recetved
here by a news agency from Cerbere,
France, reporta that the revolutionists
have proclaimed a republic In Barcelona
and that the fortress Montjuich Is con
stantly firing upon the districts occupied by
CERBERE. France. Spanish Frontier,
Aug. 1. Late news received here from
Barcelona Is to the effect that fighting
between the troops and the revolutionists
continues fiercely. It Is reported that forty
revolutionists have been shot without
trial at the Montjuich fortress, among them
being Kmlllano Igleslas. editor of the
Progreso, the organ of Deputy Leroux,
chief of the republicans in Barcelona.
The situation In Palamos, the center of
the cork Industry, Is reported to be alarm
ing, and fears are expressed for the safety
of foreigners there.
Says Situation la Better.
PARIS, Aug. 1. The Marquia del Muni.
Spanish ambassador In France In an inter
view today, declared that he had most
reassuring newa from Catalonia and Melllla.
He Insisted that only 200 men had been
killed and 600 wounded In the fighting In
Morocco and that the rebellion In Catalonia
had been completely mastered. The am
bassador denied categorically the existence
of the alleged text of a secret Htspano
Franco treaty of 1904, which was published
In Germany and under the conditions of
which France agreed to lend Spain Ita
assistance In Africa.
Marquis del Mlnlsa said that neither the
Carllats nor the separatists were Involved
in the movement in Catalonia, aa It was
Impossible to conceive that they would
league themselves with anarchists to burn
convents, assassinate monks and sack
NEW PATENT TREATY IS MADE
t'nlted States and Germany Conclade
WASHINGTON. .Aug. l.-A reciprocal
patent treaty between the United States
and Germany, which is of far-reaching
importance to the commercial world, was
simultaneously promulgated at noon today
by President Taft and the emperor of
Germany. ' The agreement is Immediately
effective, and Is to remain In force until
the expiration of twelve months following
notice of termination by one of the con
The effect will be that foreign manufac
turer will be relieved of the existing re
quirement that. In order to sell products
In Germany, they must manufacture them
on the basis of patents In Germany, which
called for Investments of large sums of
money In maintaining duplicate plants.
Inventors will greatly benefit from the
fact that the treaty relieves them from the
German restriction under which their pa
tents have hitherto been forfeited If not
actually worked In Germany within three
years under the new provision It will be
sufficient to protect patents In both coun
tries If they are used for manufacture In
BOY HIT BY A TROLLEY CAR
Elght-Year-Old Robert Swan la
Badly Hurt as Resalt of
A west side Hanscom park car struck
Robert Swan, the 8-year-old son of Harry
L. Swan, local representative of The Asso
ciated Press, late Sunday afternoon and In
flicted serious Injuries to the boy. The
accident occurred on the west side of Hans
com park, where the little fellow had been
spending the afternoon with his brother a
year older than himself. The boy was
crawling through the fence along the track
and had Just stepped on the edge of the
track when the car appeared suddenly and
knocked him down. It Is apparent that the
motorman did not see the boys either before
or after the accident, as he did not stop his
car. The Injured boy was found a few
minutes later by persons driving along the
street and he waa removed to hla home.
Physicians say no bones were broken, but
the boy'a back Is seriously Injured.
arranged aa to deploy the 7.000 troop over
a frontage of mor than thirty mile. Ma
jor General Leonard Wood, U. S. A., com
mander of the Department of the East, aa
alsted by his staff and other expert, will
act aa umpire. Th problem of defense
will be engineered by Brigadier General
William A. Pew, Jr.. of the Second brigade
Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. The task
of ferreting out the channels of success
ful invasion will be superintended by Gen
eral W. W. Wltherspoon and will be actu
ally commanded by Major General Taaker
The march of both armies win necessarily
Involve damage to property. Fences will
have to be torn down and gardena Invaded
Behind each of the two bodies will be a
special corps of adjuster, who will de
termine upon the amount of damage done
and compensate the affected person for
their loee. A sum closely approaching S500,
000 will b required to cover Uie coat oZ th
From the New York Herald.
OSAKA BADLY DEVASTATED
Hundreds of Injured Persons Crowd
PROPERTY LOSS IS ENORMOUS
Over 20,000 Building; Are Baratd
W'orld-Famona Buddhist Temple
Fall Victim to the
OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 1 Confusion still
prevails here as a result of Saturday's
disastrous fire. Thousands of persons are
homeless and hunger Is staring many of
them In the face.
A system of relief has been organized
by the municipal authorities, but it Is
Inadequate to aupply all needs. Outside
cities and towns are sending In contribu
tions to be used In alleviating the suffer
ings ot the homeless and destitute.
The number of casualties has not yet
been determined, but hundreds of Injured
persons are crowding the hospitals.
Twenty Thousand Buildings Burned.
The latest estimates are that 20.000 build
ings were destroyed, these Including banks,
the Stock exchange, the museum, govern
ment edifices and factories. While at
present it Is Impossible accurately to state
the losses, these are given roughly at
several million yen. ft Is -feared that some
of the Insurance companies- will fall as a
result of the heavy losses they will have
The conflagration lasted more than twen
ty-five hours and today the burned sec
tion presents a deplorable sight. The
streets of the city are very narrow and
the houses were mostly of wood construc
tion. Under a strong breexe. therefore,
the buildings were easy prey for the
flames, which Jumped from one to an
other with great rapidity. Once hope was
almost abandoned that the conflagration
could be arrested. The firemen fought
valiantly against the odds of lack of water
and high wind and many of them fell un
conscious while working bravely at their
posts. Had not the watersupply been
curtailed by the existing drouth It Is be
lieved the fire would have been quenched
without great damage.
During the fire the greatest confusion
prevailed among the spinning girls In the
factory quarter, but fortunately no seri
ous loss of life occurred there.
Property Piled la Reaps.
The belongings of the people who were
ble to save anything from their burning
homes are piled In great heaps along the
railroad tracks from Osaka to Kobe, where
they were removed early Saturday morn
ing when the fire broke out. In the gray
of Uie dawn of Saturday thousands of
persons heavily laden with household ef
fects, were to be seen fleeing across the
numerous canal bridges and away from the
When they had reached places of safety
the burdena were laid down and the able
bodied members of families returned to
the city to assist In fighting the flames,
leaving the old people to guard their ef
fect from thieves. All day long Saturday
and far Into the night the male popula
tion assisted the firemen and the troops
In quenching the conflagration.
Buddhist Temple Destroyed.
An area of over four mllea square, con
taining some of the city' handsomest
structures, Including the Buddhist temple,
the largest In the world, was entirely
burned over before the fire was brought
Many touching sight were to be seen
during the fire. The women were terror-
stricken, and fled hither and thither with
their children, some of whom were cry
ing plteously for food that could not be
obtained for them.
The emperor is deeply concerned over
the disaster and It is believed that he
will make a generous donation to the re
lief fund, and that his action will be
quickly followed by gifts from charitable
people and institutions.
The man who
doesn't want your
trade enough to ask
for it won't do much
to hold it
Advertising la an invitation to you
to buy from the advertisers. You
will find It pays to buy exclusively
from advertisers. These are the
firms who sell the moat goods and
at the cloaeet prices.
Under the head of "An
nouncements" are half a hun
dred small ada that are of
interest to buyers. Road them.
Have you read tie want ads yt,
kdWWTr 1 m to
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OF THE HALF MOON IN LIGHT
Homer Viele, Son of Police Officer,
Perishes in Missouri
Homer Viele, the 8-year-old son of Of
ficer W. D. Viele of the Omaha police
force, who lives at 407 Dorcas street, was
drowned in the Missouri river about 7:30
o'clock last night In the presence of his two
Young Viele was In swimming and was
about fifty feet from the bank when he
was cought In an eddy, opposite the footh
of Martha street tand drowned before help
could reach him.
Clarence McFadden, 1237 South Fourteenth
street, who Is employed at the Brandels
stores, was not far away and heard the
shouts of Vtele's companions and rushed to
the rescue, but reached the spot Just as
Viele was going down for the laat time.
The police station was at once notified
and Officers Morgan, Bausnlck and Viele,
who was hurriedly called In from his Far
nam street beat, went to the place In the
police automobile, but were not able to
find the body.
Thomas Adams was further up the river
In. a motor boat and' was soon notified and
hurried down the stream, but no trace of
the body could be seen.
Sergeant Patsy Heavy of the police sta
tion notified Plattsmouth and Nebraska
City to be on the watch for the body and
It is hoped that It will be recovered.
Two Take Their
Lives at Lincoln
Wife of Neligh Bank Cashier Hangs
Herself and Young Man ires
LINCOLN. Aug. 1. Mrs. Thomas S.
Paxton, wife of the cashier of the Atlas
bank of Neligh, Neb., committed suicide by
hanging herself in her rooms In Lincoln's
sanitarium today. She had been In 111
health and despondent. Her husband visited
her yesterday, and intended to take her to
her home next week.
Edgar Stahley, one of the best known
young men In the county, killed himself
near Lincoln this morning. Ho left a note
saying he did not care to live longer.
DRY FARMING GREAT SUCCESS
State Institution In Wyoming; Show
Good Result In Various
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 1 (Special )
Persona who do not believe In dry farming,
or who are Interested in irrigated farming,
were yesterday given a setback when twenty-five
leading Cheyenne citizens went to
the state dry farm, two miles east of the
capltol, and Inspected the crops of grains,
grasses and vegetables.
The farm Is conducted by Prof. Cooke,
the dry farming expert. The cttlsena were
astonished at what they saw, for In addi
tion to the grains and grasses, there were
laree fields of peas, corn, beets, etc. Work
men were harvesting the second crop of
dry land alfalfa, which went nearly two
tons to the acre.
Congrress of Aviator.
PARIS, Aug. 1. It Is reported that
France Intends to call an International
conference to discuss the question ot aviation.
American Yacht Owners to
Be Mulcte4 by Tariff Law
WASHINGTON. Aug. l.-Sailing in
palatial foreign-built yachts will come
p. ty high to American millionaires who
own such craft. If a provision in the new
tariff bill becomes effective.
Prominent Americans suih as George J.
Gould, the Vandrbllta, Mrs. Robert GOelet,
Jamea Gordon Bennett, Joseph Pulitzer,
Morton F. Plant, C. K. G. Billings, A. J.
Drexel and many others will have to help
swell Uncle Ham's coffers. On the other
hand, auch prominent Americans as E. H.
Harrlman. J. P. Morgan, James J. Hill,
Howard Gould and others owning yachts
built by American lbor, will not be af
fected by the tariff provision referred to.
The new bill provldea that forelgn-bullt
pleasure yachts now or hereafter owned or
chartered by American citizens shall be
annually taxed a sum equivalent to a
tonnage tax of 17 per gross ton. It Is pro
vided, however, that as an alternative to
the annual tax, the owner of a forelgn-
bullt yacht may pay a du'.y of 33 per cent
ad valorem and secure an American
OF THE DAY'S NEWS.
JEWELERS TO START TODAY
Delegates to National Association
Convention Expected Early.
RECEPTION BY THE PRESIDENT
Handshaking Affair at Rome to Pre
cede Journey to the Den, Where
Samson Will Welcome
Delegates to the national convention of
the retail Jewelers will begin to come Into
Omaha today, and by Tuesday morning
the formal business sessions will begin.
This evening from 7 to 8 a reception will oe
held by the president, J. P. Archibald of
Blalrsville, Pa., in the lobby ot the Rome
hotel. The women will be entertained by a
special committee after the reception and
the delegate will go to the Den for intro
duction to Samson. The registration will
begin Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock.
Besides the 415 delegates who will come
with ,thelr wives and friends, the repre
sentatives of wholesale firms and heads of
manufacturing establishments will number
ISO. A. A. Stange, head of the Travelers'
Equality club, an organisation of traveling
aalesmen, is already In the city planning
for the entertainment of the representatives
of the exhibitors. The whole second floor
of th Horn will b used by the salesmen
and a special entertainment will be given
for them probably at Manawa.
For the Big; Exhibit.
The local committee In preparing for the
$2,000,000 display that will be made In the
hotel dining room to Invited guests Thurs
day evening, haa carried out a scheme of
gold and sliver decoration ,for the booths,
which will harmonize with the metals and
gems that will be In the cases. The ex
hibitors who are already here have
expressed themselves as delighted with the
arrangements and decorations.
"This convention," said T, L. Combs,
president of the Omaha association, "will
be probably the greatest assemblage of
Jewelers ever got together in the United
States.. It is the fourth since the organiza
tion of the association, and this year in
stead of sending representatives, a great
many of the executive heads and owners of
the great jewelry firms are going to be In
attendance. Nearly 250 firms will be repre
sented, and a number of sample lines will
be displayed besides the exhibitions in the
fifty booths that we have arranged. We
expect the exhibitor to begin coming In
Monday and they will begin to. unpack their
goods Immediately. The moat valuable ot
the collections will be kept under guard
until Thursday night, when the public will
come to see them."
Earl Clark, Son of Postmaster, Loses
Life While in Swim
ming. UTICA, Neb., Aug. l.-(Ppeclal Tele
gram.) Earl Clark, aged 22, son of Post
master Clark of South Omaha was
drowned at Marysvllle mill this afternoon
at 4 o'clock In twenty-five feet of water.
With three conpanlons, he was In bath
ing. All were good awlmmers, but his
friends could not reach him when he was
seized with cramps. The body waa found
at 6 o'clock and taken to Staplehurst. The
young man had been working in the har
registry, exempting the vessel from further
federal taxation. The value of these yachts
ranges from 150,000 to SMO.O0O.
Heretofore forelgn-bullt yachts owned by
Americana, on their first arrival In the
United States, have been aubjected to a
tonnage tax at the rate of $1 a net ton,
amounting In the case of the largest yachts
to about M0, and on subsequent entries
from a foreign port to a tax of only 60
centa a net ton.
The provision In the new bill was drawn
carefully on the lines of the act of con
gress of July 6, 1794. That old statute levied
an annual tax of 110 on every coach, th on
every chariot, (6 on every phaeton and 12
on every othe rtop carriage. Ita conatltu-
tlonallty was sustained by the supreme
court In th cas ot Hilton against the
Beside th palatial yacht of well known
owners, Americans own about fifty smaller
foreigs-butlt yacht on which the annual
tax will range from 175 to $200, amounting
in all to about $236,006.
JAMES PHILLIPS IS ACCUSED
Tmck Gardener Believed to Hare
Fired the Shots.
JEALOUSY MOTIVE FOR MURDER
Phillips Said to Have Suspected His
Wife and Hamilton.
SIMPLE STORY OF THE CRIME
Chnrlea Tate, Who slept with Ham
ilton, (ilve Detail of the Shoot
lag, Which Was Partic
One of the most cold blooded murders in
the history of Douglas county occurred at
13:30 o'clock Sunday morning, when Mar
shall C. Hamilton, manager of a sawmill
on the Missouri river, n-ar the line betwetn
Omaha and Florence, and one of the best
known citizens In that section, was shot In
his sleep and almost instantly killed.
James 1'hllllps, a truck gardener and
small farmer, who Uvea only a short dis
tance from Hamilton's home, Is accused ot
the crime, for which Jealousy of his wife
is believed to be the prime motive, and the
officers of the law are bending every ef
fort to rapture both Phillips and his
younger brother, who was present when
the crime was committed.
The place of the crime Is a sawmill, lo
cated at the north end of Sixteenth street,
on the river bank, on a atrip of ground be
tween the llmtta of Omaha and Florence.
Hamilton ran the mill and slept In the mill
office, a one-room building only a few feet
from the mill.
Charles Pate, a distant relative of Hamil
ton and employed around the mill, slept lc
the office also, both men taking their meala
with Charles Hamilton, a brother ot the
murdered man, who Uvea only 100 yard.-i
Awakened to Be Shot.
Hamilton was sleeping on a cot and Pats
was sleeping on the floor with his head
near the door when, shortly after midnight,
the latter was awakened by two men rap
ping at the screen door. The man outside
asked If Hamilton was home, saying he
wished to speak to him about a bill ot
Pate unfastened the' screen and one, of
the men stepped Inside and as he did u
Pate remarked, "It'a Phillips, Isn't It?" to
which the man replied, "Yes, Its Phillips."
He walked toward Hamilton's rot and Pate
stepped outside on the porch. As he did
so. two pistol shots were fired Inside. Pate
ran In his bare feet to the home of Charles
Hamilton and as he reached the house three
more, shot svere fired. . Th brother was
Instantly .aroutied, and both men returned to
the office, to find Hamilton lying on the
ground at the side of the porch and not
more than twenty feet from the river bank.
Alarm Given at Once.
No one waa sin sight and without wait
ing to examine Hamilton's wounds the two
men started for Florence, more than a
mile away, to give the alarm. Ctty Marshal
Marr was first notified and he In turn noti
fied Deputy Sheriff Thompson, who lives
in Florence, and the coroner. All the men
then returned to the mill, where Hamilton
was found dead with two bullet wounds in
The first shot was evidently fired as
Hamilton lay In his bed. The bullet en
tered through the lower Up and passed back
Into the head, the revolver being held so
close that there is a large powder burn on
the chin. Another bullet passed through
the right ear and Into the base of the
brain, the latter probably being fired after
Hamilton was outside the house. In all
five shots were fired, two Inside and three
outside the house, but an examination of
the body made last night by Dr. Dunn
showed but the two wounds In the head.
Search for Thllllp.
Within a short time Coroner's Assistant
T. It. Jameson and Sheriff Brailey arrived,
and almost from the first suspicion began
to point to Phillips. His house waa visited,
but was found to be empty, the neighbors
stating that his wife had gne away two
weeks previously, taking w&h her their
It is said there had been trouble be
tween the two and It haa been the Im
pression of those living In the neighbor
hood that the two had separated, but thla
Is denied by Phillips' parents, who live
at Thirty-third and Lake streets In Omaha
They claim that Mrs. Phillip I In St.
Paul, Minn., on a visit, and that the la
expected home on Wednesday of thla week.
Both of Phillips' parent refuse to discuss
the case and could give the sheriff little
information, but from a remark of his
mother to the effect that if her son did
the deed he had cause for It, it la be
lieved that she knows of strained relations
between her son and his wife and that
Hamilton's name haa been mentioned be
fore this by the woman's husband,
Search for Phillip.
As yet little is known aa to Phillips'
movements Saturday night prevloua to the
time the crime waa committed. He was
seen In Florence about T o'clock In the
evening and was next seen there about
11:10 o'clock, about an hour before Hamil
ton waa shot.
Sheriff Brailey Is personally directing
the search for the murderer and waa out
all Sundar and last night with Deputies
Flannlgan and Dohson from Omaha and
Deputy Thompson of Florence. A number
of the Omaha police who know Phillip by
sight have also been detailed to work on
It is not thought that either Phillips
or his brother have gotten away and It
Is the theory of the officers that they are
In hiding either in Omaha or In the nelg
horhood of Florence.
Hamilton' Friends Defend Him.
Friends of Hamilton in Florence, where
h has lived all his life and where he
has been held In the highest esteem, re
fuse to bellev there ha been any ground
for Phillips' Jealousy. He hsd been mar
ried, but his wife died some yeara ago.
His father came to Florence In 1M9. and
for many years was one of the best known
of Missouri river pilots. Charlea, the
brother, was slo a pilot, and the murdered
man ran on the river during steamboat
days. He .was aoout M year of age.
Th body was taken in charg by th
coroner, who will hold aa lno,t th
first part of the weak.
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