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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XXXIX NO. GG.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1909 TEN PAOES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Pittsburg and Northern Express on
Pennsylvania Railroad is Robbed
Near Lewiston, Pa.
ONE MAN DOES THE WORK
Train is Stopped by Signal Cap
Placed on Track.
Ten Others Hurt
in a Collision
HILL TRAINS TO
CUT DOWN TIME
Competitors Notified that Burlington
Will No Longer Observe Speed
Secure Fifteen Hundred Dollars in
Cash from Safe and Counter
CASHIER AND TWO MEN HELD UP
Kept in Back Room with Hands Up
While Cash is Collected.
Northern Pacific Train Crashes Into
Work Train Near Detroit,
SHORTER RUNS NOW TO DENVER
Booty Said to Consist ot 'i
Lincoln Pennies. y . " '
DtNAMTTE BETWEEN THE 1
It Wu Evidently .the Intent
Blew If the Train Flrei
Made to Help Carry
Money to Wood.
LEWI8TOWN, Pa.. Aug. -..A lone
robber, believed to be a foreigner, held
up the Pittsburg Northern express on
the Pennsylvania railroad at Lewlstown
Narrows, one of the loneliest places on the
line, at t o'clock this morning, Intimida
ting the train crew, and robbed the ex
press car in a daring manner.
While there were thousands of dol
lars In the express car, the robber Is be
lieved to have obtained only $110. With
this he escaped and la believed to be hid
ing In the mountains. But the railroad
company is using a pack of bloodhounds
from ChllUcothe, O., and the capture of
the desperado Is believed to be almost a
The robber, who was masked and pos
sessed of remarkable coolness, cowed the
railroad men completely, the only show
of resistance being made by the con
ductor, Isaac R. Poffenberger, one of the
eldest men In service of the company.
When Poffenberger Interfered he was
thot through the hand.
The train consisted of two engines, three
express cars and two sleepers. The signal
cap on the track brought the train to a
top. Engineers John Long and Balinr
Beahm, both of Altoona, on alighting from
their cabs were confronted by a masked
man with two revolvers who ordered
"hands up!" ,
Conductor I. R. Poffenberger of Harris
burs; came up and, taking In the situation,
started to run for the rear of the train.
The robber fired fhe shots at him, one
taking effect In the right hand. lie then
ordered the express car opened, threaten
ing to blow It with dynamite If not obeyed.
The car was opened and at the direction
of the robber the money bags were carried
to the side of the track. When as much
money was stacked up as one man could
carry the train men were ordered back to
tholr positions and the train moved on.
It is. thought about $1,000 was obtained.
Several of the hags contained pennies,
which were found this morning near the
scene of the hold-up.
Only one man was seen by the trainmen.
Later Investigation disclosed six sticks ot
dynamite between the tracks at the points
where the rap exploded. This is accepted
as evidence that It was the Intention of
the robber to blow up the train.
One Robber Does Work.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. M. Report to
'the Pennsylvania railroad In this city say
that one robber accomplished the hold-up.
When the train was brought to a stand
still, a masked man stepped out of the
bushes along the tracks and covered the
engineer and fireman with a revolver.
The highwayman moved along to the
baggage car. but could not open It. He then
went to the next car, which was the ex
press car, and ordered the messenger to
open the door. The messenger obeyed.
The safe In the car contained S2S.0OO In
money and bullion. Realizing the need of
awlstanoe la getting; away with the money,
the robber oooly called to the fireman of
the train for help, and, still wearing his
mask, gathered up some bags of money
and with the fireman In the lead, also
carrying bags of coin, started up the
At a point about too yards up the In
cline the two men laid down their burden,
and the fireman was ordered baok to his
It looked aa though one of the most dar
ing train robberies ever attempted In the
eastern country had been successfully ac
complished, as the highwayman apparently
had everything his own way.
Paaaensera Offer RtiUtasee.
At this Juncture, however, two or three
of the passengers who had been aroused
by the unusual stop, came on the scene
and their presence encouraged the train
men to offer resistance.
The robber opened fire, but the only
damage he Inflicted was to send a bullet
through the hand of Conductor Isaac K.
Poffenberger, one of the oldest and best
known conductors In the aervloa of the
The highwayman then grabbed a bag of
money and fled up the mountain, leaving
practically all of his booty where the fire
man had deposited It for him. The money
Is not yet checked up, but It Is believed
about 1109 was taken. Borne of the bags
containing $100 each In Lincoln pennies.
and It la thought It Is one of these the
As soon as the railroad officials were in
formed of the robbery the company's de
tective force was put to work. In addition.
the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad company
a called upon and its detective force Is
on lis way to the scene with a pack of
(Jlaim to Child
County Attorney Says Mrs. Barclay
Will Not Push Case for In
TOPEKA. Kan.. Aug. SL County At-
torney Schenek announced today that be-
ore Mrs. Stella Barclay, who Is charged
llh kidnaping Marian Bleak ley, the incu
bator baby, left Topcka last night after
having given bond, she decided to relln
qulsh all claims on the child. This Is to be
done at the habeas corpus hearing whloh
I set for September T, at Kansas City.
Mr. Sebenck says that his action Is not
In the nature of a compromise and It does
net Include an arraignment for the kid
nepln and assault ahargo against Mrs.
liarclay and 1. lu oonuryr
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. HI Engineer
Walter D. White, with a record oft many
years' service In the employment of the
Northern Pacific railroad, was Instantly
killed and ten or more persons were in
jured,' six of them seriously, when the east
bound north coast limited train of the
Northern Pacific road ran Into a work
train while rounding a curve a half mllo
east of Detroit, Minn., last evening.
The Injured were taken to the Northern
Pacific hospital at Brainerd, Minn. The
body of the engineer is under the engine.
The limited was two hours late at De
troit and was running about fifty miles
an hour when It hit the Work train. The
baggage and mall cars turned turtle and
landed In a swamp in which the water
was nine feet deep.
Dinner was being served in the diner of
the limited and the passengers were
The passengers were more or less bruised,
but none was badly injured. Three mall
clerks were said to have sustained danger
Navy Department Receives $14,000
Reparation Money for Maltreat
treatment of Officers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. a! Through the
State department. Acting Secretary of the
Navy Wlnthrop han received $14,000 from
the Panama government, paid by it as
money reparation In the canes Involving
the maltreatment of American naval offi
cers and seamen at the hands of the police
of that republic.
Of this amount $5,000 Is Indemnity for
what Is known as the cruiser Columbia
Incident, when several officers In uniform
were arrested, locked up and roughly
handled In Colon on June 1, 1906. The
assault. It Is declared, was entirely unpro
voked. An Indemnity of $8,000 will be paid to the
relatives of Charles Rand, a boatswain's
mate on the cruiser Buffalo, who was
killed In Panama In September, 1908, and
$1,000 will be given to Joseph Clesllk, a
sailor of the same vessel, who was stabbed
at the time Rand was killed. Panama also
has agreed to make other amends to the
Urlted States government for the Indigni
ties suffered by these men.
Head of Zion
in County Jail
s si i i m t , . 4 .
Wilbur G. Voliva, Dowie's Successor,
Imprisoned for Refusing to
CHICAGO, Aug. 81. Wilbur Glenn Vol
iva, successor to the late John Alexander
Dowle as head of the Dowle religious cult,
Is today a prisoner In the McHenry county
Jail at Woodstock, 111. The leader of the
Dowleltes was arrested today at his home
In Zion City and sentenced to Jail In de
fault of payment of a $10,000 Judgment ren
dered against him by Judge Wright in
favor of Phillip Motherill, a farmer of
The Judgment was obtained on a slander
charge brought by Motherill. Voliva de
clared he would stay In Jail the entire
six months provided by law rather than
pay the Judgment.
to Fight Dives
New York Organization to Furnish
List to Prevent Purchase of
NEW VORK. Aug. 31.-Brewers and
wholesale liquor dealers were called upon
to Join the State Wine, Liquor and Beer
Dealers' association in . Its fight against
dives and disorderly places In an address
today by President Farley before the as
sociation's annual convention.
If necessary," said Mr. Farley, "we will
furnish all brewers, distillers and wine
growers with secret Huts of these objection
able places, and If they refuse to deliver
their produots to them the vicious estab
lishments will be wiped out.
Pour Deaths (rem Heat.
T.03 ANGELES, Aug. it Excessive heat
during the last two days has caused the
death of four veterans In the Soldiers'
Home at Sawtelle. William C. Nugen, vice
commander of the Union Veterans' league
and a veteran of the Seventy-first New
York Infantry, died early today. Others
who have succumbed are James Wilson,
rciihtv-first Illinois Infantry: Arthur A.
Parker. Sixth Ohio Infantry, and William
J. Gardner, a Mexican war veteran.
Officers Confiscate Milk,
Milkmen Secure Warrants
The plot thickens.
Health commissioner condemns dairy
milk, places sleuths on trail of certain
dairymen, sleuths confiscate lot of milk
and dairymen retaliate by securing war
rants for arrest of sleuths.
It's getting good that Is the fight be
tween the health commissioner and dairy
men. Pursuant to instructions from Dr. B, W.
Connell. city commissioner of health, spe
cial officers cf the health department
seised and dumped In the sewers seven
teen gallons of milk belonging to two Flor
ence dairymen, the milk being deemed Im
pure. The mlik men claim that the milk
was "wholesome, pure and unadulterated."
and one of them before noon secured from
Justice of the Peaoe Cockrell warrants for
the arrest of the two officers, the charge
being the unlawful destruction of property.
All but two of the dallies in and about
Omaha have compiled with the health cum
sUsaloner order cither t pastes ! ihalr
Sixty-Two-Honr Train Between Chi
cago and Seattle.
GREAT WESTERN WILL MIGRATE
General Offices of Company to Be
Located in Chicago.
DES MOINES CASE DISMISSED
Railroads Will Depend Vpon Decision
on Missouri Case, Decree In
Which Was Entered
CHICAGO, Aug. 31. The railroad running
time from Chicago to Seattle will be re
duced to sixty-two hours ten hours below
the present schedule as the first move In
a war declared upon all other western and
northwestern roads by James J. Hill of
the Great Northern, according to a story
the Record-Herald will print tomorrow.
The Burlington, Great Northern and
Northern Pacific have made a proposition
to the Postofflce department to put a
new fast mall In service between Chicago
and Seattle to make the long run in sixty
Notice was served today by the Burling
ton that, effective September 12, that road
would no longer observe the western pas
senger train speed agreement and would
reduce the running time of Its main Chi
cago-Denver train by two hours.
Better Mali Facilities.
If the government accepts the proposi
tion of the Hill roads It will result In
facilitating the northwest mail service by
fully half a day. It Is proposed to Btart
the new fast train out ot Chicago about
1:60 a. m. and arrive at Seattle at noon
on the third day.
The Burlington's move In the direction
of faster time between Chicago and Den
ver may lead to another phase of the
promised speed war. Formerly the Chicago-Denver
schedule was twenty-seven
and one-half hours, but now It is twenty
nine and one-half hours. More than a
year the the western roads made an
agreement lengthening all schedules clear
to the Pacific coast. Shortly after It
was put in force this agreement was
broken by several of the roads.
Great Western to Move.
Official notice was given today by Presi
dent S. M. Felton that the headquarters of
the Great Western would be removed from
St. Paul to Chicago. Notice was also given
of the appointment of Joseph W. Blabon,
formerly vice president of the Alton, to the
position of vice president ot, the Great
Western In charge of traffic. Other ap
pointments announced- were:
Grneral counsel, John Barton Payne; aud
itor, J. W. Newlean; treasurer, R, O.
Barnard; secretary, G. F. Phllleo.
Dcs Moines Case Is Dismissed.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Paciflo
Railway company and seven other rail
way companies interested in the order
of the Interstate Commerce commission in
stituted a new proportionate rate between
Chicago and Des Moines, today withdrew
their suit to enjoin enforcement of the
The withdrawal was due to the recent
declMon of the United States circuit court
In the Mlttsourl river rate case. In which
the alleged power of the commission to
make new rates was denied. The principle
Involved In the Des Moines case is the
same as that decided In the Missouri river
rate case, which will be reviewed by the
supreme court of (he United States.
The decree in the Missouri river rate
case was entered today and Immediately
following this tctlon the appeal to the
supreme tribunal of the country was per
fected. The appeal Is based almost en
tirely on the dissenting opinion handed
down by Judge Baker.
May Extend Road to Const.
The old project ot extending the
Northwestern Pacific railroad from Its
present terminus to Eureka, Cel., was
the subject of a conference here to
day between Julius Kruttschnttt of the
Harrlman lines, and A. H. Payson, Pacific
coast representative of the Santa Fe.
Although President Ripley of the Santa
Fe was not present at the interview, he
was familiar with the details and stated
that nothing was accomplished of public
Mr. Kruttschnttt could not be seen, but
his secretary stated that there was no
Immediate prospect of the extension being
"It Is still In the air, where It has been
for years," said he.
Northwestern to Expand.
HURON, 8. D., Aug. SI. (Special.) Fol
lowing a conference here ot Chicago &
Northwestern railway officials it was an
nounced that the Gettysburg and Blunt ex
tension of this road would be completed
this season. Contracts have been let and
the work Is being pushed as rapidly as
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milk or subject their cows to the tuberculin
tent and destroy those cows found to be
Infected with tuberculosis. These two are
Frank Gltter, proprietor of the Nebraska
dairy In Florence, and L. Newman, pro
prietor of another dairy In the same sub
urb. They were given three days In which
to comply with the commissioner's order
and falling to do this the commissioner
Tuesday morning detailed Ed J. Daemon
and Joseph Scully to follow the dairy wag
ons and if any attempt was made to sell
milk to seise and destroy it. The order
was complied with by the officers and six
teen gallons of milk belonging to Gltter
and one gallon belonging to Newman were
dumped to the street. Gltter claims his
milk to have been of the commercial value
of St and he Is the one who swore out the
warrants for the arrest of the officers.
Dr. Connell says that Gltter is disposing
oi mux rroin twenty cows condemned and
tagged as being Infected with tuberculosis
and that Newman Is disposing of milk from
f ittml 0J vitas,
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DOUBTS IT IS MENINGITIS
Dr. Langfeld Thinks Epidemio at
Tork is Some Other Disease.
HESITATES TO GIVE OUT SERUM
Has Distribution of the Remedy
Sent ' Oat f rem Rockefeller
Institute in New York for
This Part of Country.
Several young pecple In the vicinity of
York, Neb., are suffering from an epidemic
of what the doctors there say Is the deadly
cerebro-splnal meningitis, but what Dr.
Millard Langfeld of Omaha says Is prob
ably a spinal trouble much less dangerous,
and the dispute as to the exact nature of
the disease Is causing trouble In the dis
tribution of the newly discovered serum
supposed to be a cure for meningitis. The
serum Is the discovery of Dr. Simon Flex
ner of the Rockefeller Institute, in New
York, who has appointed Dr. Langfeld as
distributer for this part of the country.
As all the facts In regard to the remedy
are not known as yet It Is being distributed
freely by the Institute to accredited physi
cians, but only when It Is used In a pre
scribed mnnner. The purpose of this re
striction Is to accumulate enough data by
cartful Investigation so that the real action
of the serum can be ascertained. .
For three months there have been fre
quent cases In the state of some spinal
trouble, which were diagnosed as menin
gitis. Doctors wrote to Dr. Langfeld, but
he withheld the serum according to In
structions because the diagnoses had not
been made In the prescribed .manner and
the remedy could not be allowed to go out
for other diseases. ,
Referred: to D.Laaa;feld.
Dr. Frank C. Snyder of Tork wrote to
Dr. Flexner asking for some of the serum
and was referred back to the Omaha physi
cian. But Dr. Langfeld Insisted that he
had no proofs that the disease was really
meningitis. Now, It 1b said, that some one
In York Is selling a quack concoction which
he claims to be the serum. ,
Dr. Langfeld says the mistake Is being
made In confusing meningitis with another
Infectious complaint known as anterior
pollo-myelltls, which also affects the spine.
There has been an epidemic ot this spread
ing westward from New York In the last
three years and In a form with which most
physicians are unfamiliar. It Is of a type
that affects the brain as well as the spine
and attacks adults as well as children. In
New York there was a mortality of 67 per
cent In 2,000 cases.
For this disease the Flexner serum is
absolutely useless and Dr. Flexner will hold
the supply of that remedy until the state
health Inspector takes some action to de
termine exactly the nature of the attack
In York or until the doctors there make
the exact diagnosis which the Institute
requires. This provides for a harmless
rplnal puncture and an analysis ot the
In the meantime the doctors In the state
are battling with frequent new cases of the
spinal trouble that no one can exactly
COAL REPORT NEARLY READY
Secretary Balllnger Will Read State
ment Of Controversy Before Submitting-
It to Tnft.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. Acting Secre
tary Pierce of the interior department today
confirmed the report that Secretary Ball-
lnger is on his way to Washington. He
Is not expected to arrive until the latter
part of the week. The department's re
port on the Cunningham-Alaska Coal en
tries, concerning which there Is controversy
between the interior department and the
forestry bureau, will be completed by the
time Mr. Balllnger arrives, but will not. be
forwarded to Beverly until after the secre
tary has an opportunity to peruse It.
PRESERVES ELEPHANT'S SKIN
Naturalist of Roosevelt's Party Keeps
Whole Hide of Animal Shot
NAIROBI, BrltUh East Africa, Aug. 21
Edmund Heller, one of the naturalists con
nected with the Roosevelt expedition, has
been successful In preserving entire and In
good condition the skin ot an elephant re
cently shot by Mr. Roosevelt. The tusks
of this animal weigh elKhty pounds each.
All of the mambers of the party are well.
"Let us help you
find the room you
On the want ad. pages of
The Bee you will find a list
of practically every vacant
room in Omaha. The people
who have rooms to rent are
learning that the way to se
cure tenants is to advertise
the rooms in The Bee.
Have you read., he, want
DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY
Affairs of South Dakota Corporation
Owning Leases in Several States
in Legal Tangle.
CHICAGO, Aug. 81. Financial difficul
ties of the Frances Mohaw Mining and
Leasing company of Goldfleld, Nev., due
to involved legal tangles and a number of
heavy transactions, today resulted In a re
ceivership for the company. Judge Kohl
saat In the United States circuit court
appointed the Western Trust and Savings
bank temporary receiver. He also Issued
a temporary Injunction against the of
ficers of the company and D. Mackenzie
& company, Chicago agents for the cor
poration, restraining them from withdraw
ing $125,000 on deposit In the Central Safety
DepoHlt vaults of this city and from Inter
fering In any way with the affairs of the
company pt ndlng an investigation under
the direction of the court.
The company, it Is said. Is the holder
of a number of mining leaseholds In Ne
vada, Wyoming, Colorado and South Da
kota. It Is Incorporated under the laws of
Attorney John A. Duffy, representing D.
Mackenzie, president and general manager
of the company, alleges that attempts on
the life of Mr. Mackenzie have been made
by the alleged enemies of the company,
who he declares are behind the present pro
ceedings. European Unions
Adopt Motion Which Shuts Him Out
from Discussion of Amalgama
PARIS. Aug. 31. The controversy be
tween the International Trades Unions,
now In session here and Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federation of
Labor, entered on another, chapter today
when the conference, on a motion made by
a Belgian delegate, voted to discuss only
the proposals submitted by organisations
affiliated with the conference. The prop
ositions made yesterday by Mr. Gompers
are thus shut out, as the American Fed-
eratton of Labor is not affiliated with the
European unions, and Mr. Gompers will
not be allowed to argue their adoption.
"ODORLESS DRUNK" PUZZLES
POLICE AT NASHVILLE, TENN.
Lusher In Prohibition State Are
Vslngr Drink thnt Leaves No
Trnce on Breath.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Aug. KL For two
months the police have been combatting
the "odorless drunk." Men are carried
into the station house every day drunk
with something that leaves no odor on the
When they are questioned as to what
they have beeen drinking they almost In
variably say "beerette," but "beerette" Is
not considered an Intoxicant. The "odor
less drunks" are usually without bottles In
their pockets. There were forty-one drunks
on the police docket yesterday.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Number of Postmasters Named
for Nebraska nnd Iowa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. Sl.-(Special.)-Post-m
asters appointed: Nebraska, Meek, Holt
county, Harry Fox, vice, H. Shlndler, re
signed. Iowa, Carnarvon, Sao county,
Gertrude M. Seaman, vice E. Tuen, Jr.,
Bodies of Seven Children
Found in Orphanage Ruins
NEW YORK. Aug. SL That seven little
children, inmates of St. Malachy' Home
for Children at Rockaway Park, Long
Island, were suffocated in a fire which de
stroyed a portion of the home last night
was discovered today by firemen digging
in the ruins.
There were 750 children In the institution,
which Is conducted by the Sisters of St
Joseph of Brooklyn. Most of them marched
out of the buildings in good order last
night when the fire alarm waa sounaed
and It was supposed all had escaped.
Nearly all ot those burned to death were
under 6 years old. The portion of the dor
mitory in which they sleep was directly
over the laundry, where the fire originated.
How they were overlooked in the work of
rescue last night or. whether there were
other bodies remaining In the ruins could
not be determined this morning, as most
of the record of the institution were de
stroyed. The fir waa discovered In the laundry In
too Mirth w-ttj at I BCloc last Sight.
CRY OF FIRE STARTS PANIC
Five Persons Hurt by Fall of Seats at
Iowa State Fair.
ONE VICTIM IS FROM OMAHA
Accident Occurs During; a Recep
tion Which Wu Given to Gen
eral Frederick Dent
DES MOINES, Aug. 31. During a recep
tion to General Frederick Dent Grant at
the state fair grounds today a seotion of
seats fell, hurling 100 persons to the ground.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dewey of Montrose
Falls, N. Y., were caught under the wreck
age and sustained serious injuries. Fred
Parker of Hampton, la., sustained a lacer
ation, and James L. Gordon of Omaha,
was Injured internally.
Shortly before the close of the reception
to General Grant a cry of fire started a
stampede In which a number of persons
were painfully bruised and crushed. Weeds
had caught fire and spread to the rear end
of the administration building, but was
extinguished without doing any damage.
To add to the general oonfuslon a live
wire fell upon a horse, Instantly killing the
animal. Its driver narrowly escaped death,
while hundreds of persons were In peril
till the power was shut off. Fully 60.000
people attended the state fair here today
The name of James Gordon appears
the Omaha city directory but once.
EAGLE HELD IN TRUST
IS FREED BY COMPTROLLER
Allowance of Fifty Cents Day
Meat Lends to Llberatlns
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31.-An American
eagle will be deprived of dally food to the
value of 60 cents as a result of the action
of the acting comptroller of the currency.
Recently the receiver of a western bank
wrote to the comptroller asking for In
structions with regard to most unusual
case. He stated that the bank held In
trust a splendid eagle and that Included
In the dally expense of the Institution was
an Item of GO cents for meat with which to
feed the bird. He desired to know what
he was to do about it.
Acting Comptroller Kane upon Investiga
tion found that the laws of the state in
which the bank was located provided for a
fine ot 110 to 126 for any person found
guilty of keeping an eagle In captivity. He
therefore advised the receiver to that ef
fect and Instructed him to release the
LOVED PRETTY STEP SISTER
This la Supposed Motive of
York Youth Who Shot
NEW YORK. Aug. 3L The unrequited
love of Arthur Wlntersteln for his pretty
step-sister, Stella Friedman, the police be
lieve, made him try to kill the girl and
two members of her family today.
Miss Friedman, who Is only 15 years old,
was standing In her mother's candy store
when Wlntersteln, who Is 26 years of age,
entered and shot her In the left breast.
He then fired at her mother, Mrs. Freda
Friedman, and her aunt, Mrs. Ella Rich
ards, but missed both. Wlntersteln was
captured by the police and locked up. The
girl Is In a critical condition.
KANSAS HAS A FINE RAIN
Downpour Near Wellington Reaches
Over Into Northern Part
WELLINGTON, Kan., Aug. 31.-Flve
weeks' drouth was broken here last night
by a two-inch precipitation. Reports are
general of a downpour over the entire
county and reaching Into northern Okla
Three hundred and fifty small children
were In their cots on the third and fourth
floors of that wing and some of the older
children were attending evening prayers In
As the alarm sounded the older children
marched from the chapel to the board walk
along the beach and the nurses and at
tendants began carrying ths little children
from the floors above. Firemen assisted In
searching the halls and dormitories and
found a few children lingering In the halls,
too frightened to leave the building, but
the rcaoue work had been conducted with
such a-apatch and good order that It was
believed until today all the children were
out of the building.
While the flames were licking up the
north wing of the big building the children
were marshalled under the care of their
nurses on the board walk. Some ot the
sisters made a determined effort to reach
the storehouse to get blankets to cover the
babies, of whom there were many scores,
but ths storeroom wag filled with smoke
TWO BANDITS TURN THE TRICK
Leave Town Afoot and Start East
POSSE IS NOW IN PURSUIT
Last Keen of the Robbers Was When
They Left the Railroad Track
and. Took to the Cora
Two masked men held up the cashier of
the Mills County German bank at Mlneola,
la., at 3:80 yesterday afternoon and made
getaway with $1,600 In cash. The cashier
and two customers were kept In the back
room of the bank by one of the robbers
while the second man took the money from
the safe and counter. The bandits fled
from the village afoot and went east along
the Wabash railroad toward Sliver City,
near which place they disappeared Into a
cornfield. A posse Is In pursuit, but has
not yet secured any trace of the robbers.
The robbery occurred Just before the
bank was ready to close for the day.
Cashier F. H. Nlpp was engaged In con
versation with two farmers, one named
Schoenlng, In a back room of the bank
when a lone masked man appeared at the
door and at the point of a revolver
made the three men hold up their hands.
While the cashier and the two farmers
were held at bay In the back room the
second bandit entered the building by the
front door and proceeded behind the desk
and pocketed all the cash in the bank,
which amounted to $1,500.
Posse Quickly Forms.
The two robbers then told the three men
to keep still and calmly walked out of the
back door of the bank and fled down a
back street toward the Wabash railroad.
They hurried east along the railroad and
were seen to disappear Into a cornfield a
few miles from Silver City.
As soon as the robbers were gone out ot
slrht the cashier gave the alarm and a
posse was formed. About thirty men were
In this, and on horses they started after
the robbers. Up to a late hour last night.
however, they had found no clue to the
It Is believed the two robbers had horsea
In waiting for them near the cornfield into
which they went and that they made their
escape on these.
The two robbers went Into Mlneola Sun
day night. It is reported that they walked
Into the village. They stayed at a board
ing house there until yesterday afternoon,
when they committed the robbery.
One Is described as a short, smooth
faced fellow. He wore a black suit. The
other had a brown mustache and waa of
Mlneola Is a town of 150 inhabitant six
teen miles southeast of Council Bluffs on
the Wabash railroad.
The Mills County German bank I con
nected with the South Omaha Live Stock
National bank through the cashier at
South Omaha, L. M. Lord, who Is presi
dent of the Mlneola bank. A good de
scription of the robber ha been sent to
the South Omaha and Omaha police, and
a sharp lookout was kept during the night
by the officers of both cities. The police
of Council Bluffs were also notified.
at Fever Heat
Federal and State Official Are
Investigating; Peonage Charges
at McKeei Bock.
PITTSBURG, Aug. 31. With both the
federal and state Inquisitorial guns bom
barding the alleged unbearable condition
ot worklngmen within the plant of the
Pressed Steel Car company, strike affairs
were axain today brought to a fever heat
With a view to Instituting a grand Jury
Investigation similar to those set In action
by the investigation into the oouncllmanlo
muddle, the district attorney of Allegheny
county today began the examination of
witnesses and the taking of testimony for
presentation to the grand Jury when It
shall convene September 8.
HITCHCOCK'S H0ME IS BURNED
Bummer Residence of Well Known
Actor on l.o( Island Kn
NEW YORK. Aug. 81. The summer horn
of Raymond Hitchcock, the actor, at QresA
Neck, L. I., was destroyed by fire today.
The loss Is estimated at 130,000. The owner
was not In the house at the time. Two
women servants were severely Injured
Jumping from second story windows.
JIRY SAYS VICTOR MIST HtIO
Hrqulrea Only Two Hour to Reach
ABERDEEN. 8. IK. Aug. SL Special
Telegram.) At 615 this afternoisn the Jury
in the Emll Victor cute fouud him guilty
of murder In the first degree for the mur
der of Mildred Christie, fixing hi punish
ment at hanging. The Jury wa out two
hours. Sentence and date of exocuUvSj Wl4
be Imposed by the court lWc
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