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TAFT WILL TALK
v President Asks Labor . Leader to
Com to White Home for Confer
f, enee Over Coal Situation.
IS TOUCH WITH BOTH SIDES
Executive it Anxioui to Avert Strike
' if Possible.
XEETH0 UT CLEVELAKS TODAY
Bituminous Mineri tad Operator!
will Hold Conference. -
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WOBK, -WIL1 . CEASE APBH. -1
Operator Sara Mast Arc Dnintlil
' Eqalvuleat Twenty Tn Cent
' Raise that It Caaaat .
Be Granted. ""'
MAXCHKSTER, N. H.. March -H
became known today that while Pwl.
dent Taft haa not nought to interfere
ia the. anthracite coal deadlock, ha ia
keeping In close touch with both aide
and will see John Mitchell at the White
Jlouae thia meek. - , -
CHICAGO, March 1.-The Record
Herald today aoya: , -"President
Taft ma? Uke a hand In
the coal altuatlonto avert a etrlka la
the anthracite flelda .
"Alarmed over the political posstblU
Ilea of a general strike' of coal miners.
the president la said to be preparing to
follow the precent established by hla
predecessor In office Is 1W! and bring
preasnre on the anthracite coal operators
to make concessions In ths Interests of
ice. To gain Information on the sub
ject President Taft haa called , John
Mitchell, former president of the United
Mine Workers, to Washington for a conference."
It was said that eten If the, miners and
operators of western Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Indiana and Illinois at their conference
at Cleveland tomorrow decide to come
to an -amicable arrangement It will
impossible to draw, up the terms of a two-
year agreement by the first of the month
and that therefore a suspension of busi
ness, it not a strike, was Inevitable.'
E. McLauglln, secretary of the as
sociation, declared that 9W.0M miners In
the four slates alone woud be affected.
Aa at least six other states-Oklahoma,
Kansas, Arkansas. Missouri, Iowa and
Michigan use (he agreement In the four
mentioned states aa the basis for their
Contracts, Mr. McLauglln said, practically
he entire bituminous coat field, with
UO.OOo men. Involved, would face a sus
pension of business. '
"Neither the miners nor the operators
wouid be willing to operate -without an
agreement, even It the miners show a
disposition not to strike. How long" bust,
nesa will he 'topped canaol be prophe
sied. . , ... .
wiiKfefllilnets, n; Indiana, M.W;
Ohio, W.OW, and the ' rest la Fennsyl
vanlg." ' . r; - ; "
The above statement wag made by- H.
Taylor, president of tlie association, be
fore leaving Chicago for Cleveland to at
tend the conference there. . Mr. Taylor
leo raid the anion was asking for M pe
cent Increase In pay with reduction of
working hours which amount to another
1 per cent Increase In wage cost. He
' raid the operators were determined not
to yield to these demands. '
nseaenslan Will Be Chert.
NEW YORK. March M.-Thera was a
subsidence of the anthracite strike scare
today, and In consequence1 there was
a falling oft in the pressing demand far
bard cold from frightened consumers.
The belief is gaining ground that both
sides will reach aa agreement and that
It there la a suspension of work on April
, It will not last long. The operators
say they are ready to confer with the
men ot any reasonable proposition and
consider the situation from all angles.
There are also reports from the hsrd
coal region that the mlnera' offclals are
iedy to meet the operators' half way.
The report from the west that Presi
dent Taft may be asked to take a hand
la the situation to avert a strike was
read with Interest, but there was no
comment made by the operators.
Meanwhile the operatora are said to
be doing nothing toward preparing for
a, strike. Loos I - hotels, hospitals and
transit lines ana well stocked with coal
In preparation for a long strike.
eft Ceal Mines elt April First.
CHICAGO, March 1 Announcement
was mode from the Illinois Coal Opera
tors association today that it would be
practically Impossible tor - miners and
operators In the bituminous fields to
reach a new agreement by April I and
that a suspension on that dale was cer
tain. ' .
. Wage BUI latrsdeeed.
1 I -ON DON, March Ml Premier Asqulth
todsy Introduced la the House of Com
mons the coal mtnen kill, whose In
tention Is ta establish a fixed minimum
wsge for underground workers.
The premier explained that ths meas
ure was only a temporary one, whose
specific purpose was ta settle the present
difficulty in the ceal trade m Great
Britain. The enactment will, therefore,
be effective for only three years, unless
the coal Industry, washes la prolong It. A
reasonable minimum wage for the min
ers, with safeguards te protect the awn
era against slackness and deficiency of
The National Capital
Tsreday, March 1, ltlx.
Mst at noon.
Chairman Emery told finance committee
it would tans two years tor inrtii oouru
to investigate all schedules of present
Senator Townsend Introduced a bill to
provide Investlgatlone of controversies
affecting Interstate commerce.
... The Home.
'Met at noon.
Resumed consideration of excise tax
Interstate cowmene committee derided
to appoint suh-rommlttee to consider bill
to extend Erdmaa act to coal mine own
era. Excise tax bill passed, unamended, Ut
Began consideration of rivers and har
bors approprtatloa bill.
Forts Near Canton
Taken by Bandits
HONGKONG. March ls.-A flotilla of
Chinese - gunboats opened tire on the
Bogus forts at Canton today. The forts
have been In the hands of the followers
of Luk. the brigand chief, for a week
past, sine the soldiers mutinied ai d
handed them over to the robbers, ".he
robbers replied vigorously to the bom
bardment of tbe gunboats.
Luk yesterday declared that it his fol
lowers, whom he calls the people's army,
failed to gain victory over ths govern
ment they would shell the foreign quar
ters In order to bring about foreign In
The foils at Yuchu, Wfcampoa and
Fu Mun. on the Canton river, . recently
captured by the bandit soldiers, were se
taken today by ths government troops
attar a long and severe cannonading. The
bandits suffered severe losses.
The government authorities bought up
all the bread and canned meat In .the
tores In the city in order ta starve the
bandlta Into submission.
In' the opinion of authoritative persons
here the trouble Is far from being ended.
PEKING, March 1.-A conflict of opin
ion has arisen between Leo Allen Berg-
hols,' American consul general here, and
the British consul general on the question
of International aotlon.
The senior naval officer of the United
Statea gunboat Wilmington Is In com
mand ot the foreign naval forces, whll
a British officer holds the foreign set
tlement ot Bhsh Meen with a tone can-
Mating of four-fifths British and one-
fifth French troops.
Ths situation haa become so serious
that a telegram has been sent to Hong
kong asking for advice, and In response
Commodore Cresswell J. Eyres, the Brit
tsh naval officer In change at Hongkong,
Is on his way here.
Tripp County Woman
- i otmu in Kansas
(Continued oa Fifth Page.)
For Nebraska Generally fair and con
tinued cold; high northerly winds.
For lows Generally fair: cold wave In
east portion Wednesday; alga .northerly
winds. , L
TesaBeratdre a wanafea Yaartcrstar.
a. m... 4
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' SIOUX ; FALLS. 8,. D.. Mare !.-(epecltM-Mra.
August Hulet, wile of a
prominent homesteader living In Tripp
county, who mysteriously . disappeared
several weeks ago. and for whom a con
stant search has since been maintained,
has been found alive and well In a hos
pital In Kansas, where herself and hus
band resided before earning to South
It now haa been revealed that her mind
was unbalanced by the Illness of her
self end grief occasioned by ths loss ot
her children by death, and that while In
llils condition ahe wanderded away from
her South Dakota home. Some days after
disappearing from South Dakota ahe
appeared at Pittsburg, Kan., which had
been the former home of herself and hus
band, and apparently had temporarily re
covered hey mind. She attended to some
business matters, which Involved tbe col
lection of money, which she sent to he'
husband. To friends st Pittsburg she
stated she was going home, but she evi
dently lost her mind' once more, for in
a" letter dated Baldwin, Kan., ahe. In
formed ber husband that she would not
return to South Dakota.
Ill then departed tor Kansas and com
menced the search for her., continuing
this for some weeks without success
Recently he returned to South Dakota,
and had (Med the date for the sals of
his personal property no ha could return
te Kansas and resume ths search for the
missing woman, only to now be Informed
that ahe had been found In a Kaasas
hospital. Hulet and bis wife have boon
married twenty-four years and had four
children, all of whom died and are burled
at their former home In Kansas. For
weeks scores of persons wars engsgrd In
the search for the missing woman.
STEAM ROLLER IS
AFTER CLARK MEN
"Progressive'' Democrats at Lincoln
Post Sharpshooters for Arthur
Kullen and His Ilk.
HIXE HARXINGTOIf IX LEAD
Take Action to Prevent Defeat of
Bryan in Primaries,
"HAEMOK MUST HOT WET
Friends of Peerless Leader Say
Forces Hast Hot Be Divided.
KEDICBE XLXIffG GALORE
House Passes Income
Excise Tax Measure
' by a Big Majority
WASHINGTON. March t.-The demo
cratic sxdae Income tax bill passed ths
house unamended tine afternoon by a
vote ot 24 to 41. Many republics ns voted
Seventy-nine republicans had voted for
the sneaeura and then were no demo
cratic votes against it.
Ths bin would extend ths existing cor
poration tax law ta Include a tax ot I
per cent oa the yearly net Incomes of all
firms or Individ oars ia excess ot t.OM.
Ths democrats dedara the tax Is on
en "dotaag baatnesa.' despite the fact
that at woaat include salaried people, and
elalm it woaM bring In sufficient reve
nue ta offset tit loss ot P9.s0a.t0 result
big from potting sugar an the free Hat. .
The tree sugar kill already has gone to
the senate and the excise tax Mil will be
sent ta the senate tomorrow.
GIRL LOSES EYE DURING
RUSH ON BARGAIN COUNTER
OTTUMWA. law March M.-Vias Lula
Mason of UbertyvDle. la., is in a local
hospital today as ths result of a hatpin
IA rss!va is 4M at her eyas, during
a bargain counter rash at LlsertyvtUs
yesterday. Ths nhyalrlnns say she has
lost ths sight of the era
Democrats Gathered tar Baaaaet
Held Levefeaat at Which AU Oe
Armed and Bawle Knives
Are la Evidence.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. March .-!pecia'
Telegram.) The democratic steam roller
was In actlre operation today, with Mike
Harrington In charge aa engineer. The
persons who felt the crushing effect of
the machine were the Champ Clark fol
lowing and Arthur Mullen, the Clark
manager tn this state, the most sought
sfter victims. It started operation In the
morning when the Wilson league met
and adopted resolutions declaring It the
sense at the league that the Nebraska
delegation ta the Baltimore convention
be bound by the unit rule and that the
total preference vote In the state, with
out regard to the result In any .district,
be the guide for the delegates. .The
league also declared Ita opposition t to
dividing the delegation with Clark.
, 'Presre salves' Meet. :
Later In the day when the progressiva"
democrats met st the Lincoln hotel the
same steam roller was there wita tne
same engineer In charge, and ha had the
machine under good control at all times,
though some of the victims squirmed con
slderably. The meeting, which waa at
tended by about JOB, was called to order
by T. S. Allen, with N. J. Ludl of Wahoo
act In gaa secretary. Before the meeting
Lee Herdman, Tom Allen and Arthur
Mullen had an animated conversation In
the rear ot the room. , dust previously
Charles W. Bryan nnd Arthur Mullen
had an animated Joint debate In which
Bryan accused Mullen ot acting in bad
faith, tn pushing ths Clark campaign,
which Mullen vigorously denied.
Hanks Starts raa.
N. H. Hanka started things oft by of
fering a resolution which recited that In
the controversy between Clark and Wil
son it was possible ths Harmon "reac
tionaries" might get a plurality In the
stare, and that to assure victory It was
the sense of the mealing that four of (he
alxteen delegates to h convention -vote
for Clark, and JUrfclveviii. vUlssn.. ,
The delegathea wsre ta be tnus appor
tloned on condltlorf that ''Clerks' nam
be withdrawn from the preference ballot.
It was around this) resolution that the
battle raged. ' Hanks and C. 'A' Bwlby
of Crete spoke In Its favor 'and Mlk
Harrington and Pat McKlllup leading the
opposition, that Clark name be with
drawn from ths primary ballot.
Arthur Mullen announced be could not
accept the conditions, but after paying
a warm eulogy to Clark and. saying he
was ths real war horse of democracy who
had always stood by the ticket and helped
the party, dropped the hint that with the
aid of former Senator Pettlgraw of South
Dakota, an arrangement waa in process
monknis sctlon and save Bryan from a
possible defeat In the stats by the elec
Hon of a Harmon delegation. -
Ths meeting, under ths leadership of
Harrington, wss In no mood for such
Indefinite compromises. Hanks finally
withdrew hla motion-and one offered by
Jacob Wilson of Stromsburg was sdopted.
This recited that ths rival candidates
of Wilson and Clsrk. which were expected
to draw support from the ssme taction
of the party was endangering thes access
of the "progressives' " cause and that
It Clsrk's name were withdrawn from
the primary ballot the delegation wsa
requested to vol for Clark as a second
choice If Wilson eooM not be nominated.
McKlllup, Carrol Montgomery, Edgar
Howard, E. O. Garrett and several other
spoke to ths resolution and Mullen wound
up the discussion by announcing that he
had no authority to withdraw the same
of Clark, but that must be don bf
Clark himself, If at alt ' ,
Garrett Tarawa Beans).
The resolution waa finally passed by
as overwhelming evta, as was alas oa
that the delegation to tbe national con
vention vote as a unit. K. O. Oarmt
threw a bomb Into the meeting by a
resolution which called upon- all candi
dates for state and national offices to de
clare themselves on candidates tor the
presidency, prefixing It with a statement
that the democrats of the stats were tired
of the gumshoe campaign.
There I no telling what might have
happened from this resolution If all pres
ent had not been anxious to get in the
clear for tbe banquet cf tbe evening and
a motion to- adjourn wss carried with
out tie being acted on.
Stress Heller Basy.
From first to last It was a typical dea-
ecatie Donnybrook with the train crew at
the steam roller busily delivering
Pan yf erics on letting the people rale
while they were directing the machine
over the prostrate forms of the beiplesn
Clark followers, halting every few min
utes to give Harmon a kick and trow a
few bouquets st Bryan. . .
It wound up by voting an endorsement'
of the following aa delegatea at large to
the Baltimore convention: W. J. Bryan.
W. H. Westover. eOorge L.
t I. Dunn, j
"Four Long Weeks .Yet-Gee Whiz!';
From th Clevntlant! Iaeulr.
TEDDY REPLIES TO . TAFT
Colonel -Says Primaries Can
Secured in Fonr State.
ASKS MANAGERS TO CO-OPEEATZ
Ms - Calls I pan All Friends at
Direct Nasnlaatleas ta Aid In '
rasalas; Bills In Sev
ern! states. .
NKW YORK, March Ik Colonel Roose
velt today Issued a statement la which
he discussed Taft' speech In Boston yes
I am exceedingly (led that the prcl
dent favors the presidential primary, and
If hia campaign managers will sincerely
back him In ths proposition we will be
able at once to get th presidential pref
erential primaries In Michigan. Illmols,
Maryland. ,tha District or C olumbia and
New Tarh.'' said th colonel. 1
"Preildtnt Taft la reported aaying
at Boston yesterday. Colonel Rauset sit
jnjtsvlbna- the a stomas j niismsjr pewc-
'uss ) It -the-soap sea primary-thai
ta, a nietnoa aoopteo ay ine
th only way in which to express their
wishes whn their legislature deny them
any tke opportunity to do so. Is win
tlian nothing. But th president contin
ued to ssy that h favored a preferential
primary for th prealdency.
Hal Wires ta Taft.
"On th (th of this month Mathaw Hal
of Boston, acting on behalf of th Massa
chusetts progressiva republicans, who
wer making a desperate fight for th
passage of th presidential prefereM
primary bill, wired the president at ths
Whll House asking him for his moral
support In securing the passage of the
UasaaohuaetU bill. Mr. Hale referred
specifically to th fact that th pre!
dent's sdherento In Msssachusetts were
using every means to defeat the passage
of th bill.
"On th th of March the president'
secretary. Mr. Hill, wrot air. nn a
brief not saying that hi message nan
been received, and by direction of Mr.
Taft referred to hi campaign manager,
Congressman McKlnley (who at the-Urns
was doing gll he could to defeat a similar
measure In Illinois). Nothing further was
heard from th president or from hi
camoaiaa manager. Mr. McKlnley. by Mr.
Hale. 'or by anyone else In Maaaacnusetts
as far as I know, and no moral Vs.
comfort or support was given by the
president or bis managers ta the men In
Massachusetts who were maxing a mwi
desperate fight to overcome th efforts
ot the president's supporters In that state
to defeat ths bill.
However, public opinion was aroused
snd the Dill went through, and I am ex
ceedingly glad that ths presldent-now
nearly a week after the bill haa become
a law-should say. as he doss, that he
favor H and welcomes It.
-But I earnestly hope that the presi
dent and his supporters will in otner
states support-such legislation before II
and not after It passes.
First Ballot for
New Mexico Senator
; is Without Result
SANTA riC N. M.. March It. -The first
ballot lor two United rltstes senators re
sulted In a deadlock. There was no elec
tion ot senators todsy.
The trap set by. ths republican slat
central committee last nig lit through
hlch were arrested four members of ths
house. charged with accepting bribes to
vole for, certsln senatorial candidates to
dsy wss declared by the accused men to
hsve been set by themselv.es to catch the
After a night In jell ths accused men
aaaumed a defiant attitude today. Their
resignations, prepared last night, were
presented to th house by Stste Chair
man V. Jaramtllo. A communication from
th prisoners also was presented to th
house asserting thst their resignations
had been secured through coercion and
that I hey would withdraw them and de
mand thorouli Invtattgstlon. .
dupaequsntly th haua adopted a rsso-
OUTLAWS ARE SURROUNDED
Mountaineers Who Hilled Court Of
ficert Located by Detectives.
FIGHT MOMENTARILY EXPECTED
Band la Said ta Ue F.nlrenrhrd m
Squirrel's Spar, Xeer Virginia
' I Ine, Twelve Mllrs fraaa
. Msaat Airy, X. C
llIl.lJ.VIM.li. Vs.. March 19.-An as
sault on. the heights of Squirrels Spur
In the Blue Ridge mountains, where Bidita
Allen snd a part of hla gang now are
believed to be entrenched, waa planned
early today by apposes of forty detec
tives reinforced by cttlsen volunteers, ac
cording to report reaching here through
Mount Airy, N. C. .Confident that they
had located the outlaws, Ihs detertlva
stretihed a cordon around the has ot
Rqiarrel' Hpur . lata last night and
(ardtd vry approach as they waited
los i survey of the surroundings by day
light brfere undertsklng to close In. In
asteaw asstlas lining th jttfe4ntasrwt af aisanllma a pieaswnger had been rail
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in, m I,.., ,w u-oti,s-i ":ia asount Airy, twelve, mites away, eait-
NEW BASE BALL CIRCUIT IN
FALLS CITT. Neb.. March l.-8pe-eiaJ.l
Kirs cities. ' Nebraska City. Au
burn. Humboldt. Beatrice and Falls City
war represented at a msetlng bead here
Monday to form a bass bail circuit to
succeed th eld Mink, league. H was
derided to form a six-league eta, and
each dty represented was voted a fran
chise. Th atxth point will s settled M
a meeting to be held at Beatrice within
Five Men in Buggy
Are Killed by a Train
ELLETTSVILLE, In.. March IS.-F1ve
men In a aurry were killed outright by a
passenger train aa the Chicago, Indian
apolis Louisville raaroed at a crossing
near her eardly today. They haa spent
lb evening at a theater at Blootulngton
and were driving to Spencer where tawy
worn employed as glass Mowers. Among
these killed was ISsnaiett Williams of
Ksnaae City. Me.
The engine struck the Surry suereiy
and plmierd It. Fonr f ta ats war
thrown clear of the track, but the body
of one was caught by the atot at th
locomotive and carried a sail and a half
to thss dry. Trainmen went back to the
crossing and found ths tora bodM. Th
two horses hitched to ths vohtcss were
DEAN DAVIS MAKES ADDRESS
AT MEETING OF SCHOOLMEN
' MINNEAPOLIS. March JJL-Deana of
eleven liberal arts colleges r avadetnie
departments of western state universities
met her today far twa days sssslaa
to discuss problems relating to their
branch at education. Among the spsakirs
today wars Dean Kllery W, Dart of the
"alverstty of Nebraska.
alleged bribery charge.
.District Attorney Heed snd hi assist
ant,' ft r. Device leday began oollsctlng
svldeme for Information a, whk-ll they
planned to fil against lbs four men soon.
A th hour for th senatorial ballot ap
proached the feeling In the house grew
more bitter. A resolution to appoint for
mer Supreme Judge K. R. Wright counsel
for the bribery Investigation, obmmlite
wss adopted, M to 1L Another resolution
to remand ths accused members to the
custody of th sergeant -at -arms was ot
tered and led to a verbal clash between
Speaker Baca snd Representative Toombs
because th speaker ordered th sargeant-at-arms
to bring In all absent members
before taking action on the resolution.
Th resolution waa adopted unanimously
and th four accused members vers sus
pended. : ,
Exceptions to the
, TOKIO. March iS.-Caunt llattorl, a
member of the apposition, todsy in the
Japanese house of representatives con
demned Senator Dtlltngham'a bill amend
ing theJmmlgraUon laws of the totted
Stste as an Insufferable Insult to Japan.
Ths Jape rise government' willingness
to participate In Ihe Panama espueiilon.
he said, was contrary to Japan honor
No reply wss mad from lb govern
ment's side. On of th memoirs of the
cabinet promised that a written response
would b given later.
Senator Dtlllnghgm's bill provide for
th exclusion of laborers and artisans of
races Ineligible for Americas naturalisa
tion. It was understood that thla mean
both Jananese and Chines, and later
en th suggestion of Senstor I.odgc the
clause was amended so that th Japan
would not be offended.
In; fur. volunteer to ld In storming
the pnslllon of the flight.
Interest shifted from the Lavir Pen
vicinity to Squirrel' Spur 1st yesterday
when a large posse, which had been
scouring the mountains on tit North
Caroline side, barely missed- catching
Wesley tdwards. a nephew of the alder
Allen, st his cabin, eicht miles east of
Sldua Allen's home, ltd wards esuaped
through a bark door. HI slstsr told th
officers that Stdna Allen, eufferlng from
a sever wound, had been at the cabin
Sunday and had told Wesley to meet
him at Squirrel' Hpur last night. Tak
ing Edwards' trail, the posse followed
him to the rendesvous, arriving near ths
Wool of the cliff about 1 o'clock. Not
daring to do more In the darkness, th
detectives plaoed themselves to prevent
ths possibility of escape. News that
they had moved against ths Aliens I
Penes trans Narlh tarellaa.
MOCNT A1RT, N. C. March tf.-A
number of cltlaena left Mount Airy at
daybreak today for , Squlrrela Spur,
twelve ml lea away In the Blue Ridge
mountains ot Virginia. Juat across the
atals line, to sld In th capture of the
Allen clansmen. If th report that they
have been located prove true " Th
men responded to a call fresa the head of
the Bosses who lost night sent out calls
by messenger asking that every available
man In town come t the arena of the
supppoeed roundup. Ths men ware
armed heavily and carried provisions for
At Squirrels' Spur they will. Join the
forty wna left here two dsys ago to
scour ths country between here nnd the
homes of th Allen about Devil's Den.
Iowa Horses -
Shot by' Canadians
WETBURN. ask.. Marrn" W.-Many
horses brought Into Canada by American
settlers have been shot by government
orders an suspicion e4 having glanders
and aa International question has ' de
veloped. Last week scores of horses
belonging to Iowa and Minnesota fsnasrs
were killed at Weybum by govern merit
Inspectors and It I said by th owners
lout they 'war affected only with train
fever aad not with glanders. The own
ers hers appealed to Washington. Th
Canadian government also Is investigat-
J." J.Burns, Veteran .
' Railroader, is Dead
DENVER, March r.-John J. Burns.
for many years connected with ths Den
ver A Rio Grande railroad hers and In
Pueblo, died today at a local hotel from
paralysis .lis was s years old. When
Mr. Born retired from the railroad serv
ice twalvs years ago hs wsa superintend
ent of motive power and transportation.
For. several years be wss a land deal'
In AmarlUo, Tex. He leeves a widow anr
a daughter. Mrs. Oerorne Elwell. both
Nvaig in Chicago.
On Page 11 Today
It Will Make you Laugh
BURLINGTON BLACK HILLS
LINE TIED UP BY WATER
ALLIANCE. Keb.. March Is. 1 Special
Telegram. 1-Owlng to the fast melting
vw. the Cheyenne river Is flooded and
j a washout fifty feet long Is reported two
miles west af Edgement on the Burling
ton road. Train Na, 44 will be six hours
lata. Train Noy 42 Is behind the washout.
Gangs of men and ptledrivers are being
rushed to th scene. Burlington of
ficials hero think they will control the
situation tonight unless the Vater rises
Lincoln Officials Believe Tonne Mn
is Killed by Desperate
CORONEE OEDEES AN INdUEST
Sarpy County Farmers Say Officer's
Bullet Killed Young Kan.
MORLEY PUT IN SWEATBOX
Shorty Gray Said to Have Shot Blunt
Juit Before Fusillade.
FBXSOR PEIYILEGES RECALLED
Saverna Aldrleh Interests Himself
f la Blwedy Pletaraaae and Pre
peers that Blnnt's Widow
Receive Payment. '
Roy Blunt, the young farmer who wss
forced to transport th Lincoln mutineer
in their flight, was deliberately murdered
juat before the battle between civilian
posses and escaped convicts
Sheriff Hyera ot Lancaster county,
whose bullet. If Convict Morley'e story Is
true, killed Charles Taylor, alias Shorty
Oray, In the running battle with the three
escaped convicts, does not believe that
Blunt waa killed by the posse. He I of
th opinion that Blunt wasvshot by on
of the convicts while trying to leap from
the wagon la an effort to escape.
It te reported that Motley was sweated
at lbs penitentiary and, among other
things, ha teed th officials that Gray
kitted Bhint when lbs latter tried to Jump
ant of the wsgon.
Offldala refuse to admit or deny Ihe
Oovemor Aldrloh spent most of yester
day at the aenltentlay, but what was
don Is not given out except the state
ment that In Ihe future ths regulations
regarding visitors will be much more
strict and no one will be allowed to nee
th prisoners unless they have goad and
Sheriff Uus Hyera write to th widow
of Roy Blunt condoling with her ever'
the unfortunate death of her husband aa'
the one rraretable feature of th pur-'
suit of the fleeing criminals.
Hs also wroto Governor Aldrleh sug
gesting that hs recommend to the next
legislature an appropriation of SS.M tor
th relief of Mrs. Blunt, net only on ac
count ot th tragic death of her hus
band, but In recognition of her awn serv
ice In running down the criminals
Jnrr Views Slant's Body.
' Ths evidence In the Inquest over th
body of Roy Blunt will b held next FM-
dsy. Coroner R. Armstrong af Papllllon
Impanelled a Jury tarty yesterday after-1
noon at pr(ngflelt god after taking the
members I ths Blunt hsm to vlw thsj
corpM at th unfortunate jrwsruf Bisarhai -ordsred
adjournment until th ' official i
rollewlng era )h members of the Juryii
i O. W. Miller, adltor Papllllon Times.
A, J. Peter, physician, Springfield.
E. J. yulnley,. reporter Springfield Mon
Hert Hamilton, laborer, Springfield.
Roy Whitney, retired farmer, Spring
field. ' -
A. r. Bmpey, retired grader. Springfield. '
immediately upon the appointment ofj.
the men to Jury duty they were taken
by the coroner to the Blunt borne. There
It' waa found that the bullet which ended ,
Blunt' life entered his hip and cam out)
through his abdomen, ranging downward. .
As th bullet went clear through and
could not be found It la not known from
whoa weapon It oame.
Ballet Hal la Kudaate.
The coroner' Jury examined th body 1
of young Blunt to discover the direction
of th bullet and found that it hit Blunt
In th back ot th Up and ranged down-,
ward, passing dear through tin body. 1
A bullet hole waa found In the endgatseot i
ths wagon that would have been In
direct line with Blunt on the driver's neat
and aa the team was going dews an In
cline when Blunt 'was shot the frteade
ot Blunt argue thla bullet most have
killed hlra snd In that ease It came from
one of ths officer's rifle and not from
th gun of sor'of th convict. This
point will be the .big question of difference
st ths Inquest.
Coroner Armstrong will Issue subpoenas .
for Sheriffs Hyera and Chase and Chief '
Brlggs and other eye-witnesses of the
young farmer's death todsy. . Whether
Moriey s testimony will b admitted or,
not has not been determined. '
Funeral arrangementa for Blunt have
been mad and services will be held
Thursday at the Methodist church at
Springfield. Rev. A. U. Warns will of
online at Penitentiary.
Barring th presence of ths militiamen
everything at the penitentiary Is new
going along as If aotblog unusual had
happened. Ths convicts Were all at work
at their usual tasks yesterdsy and other
prison routine haa been taken use Gov
ernor Aldrleh plana to go to Leavanwertb,
to look over the federal prison there to
how things are managed with a
view to adopting some of their Ideas If
Sealk Dakata Balldere ta Meet.
ABERDEEN. 8. D-. March U.-Exten-slve
preparations have beea made for
the State Builders' meeting, which I to
begin here tomorrow and continue until
Thursday sight. Govarnors A. O. Eber
hart of Minnesota. R. S. Vessey of
South Dakata and John Burke of North
Dakota will speak
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