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OL. XLI-NO. 256.
OMAHA, THURSDAY , MOUSING, APRIL 11, 1912-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Chiriqui Peak in Pas una Pours
Forth Flame and Laya, Accord
ing to Captain's Report
XBUPTIOS AT BOCAS BEL TOBO
Befagtei . Who Escape Burning
Floods Tell of Many Deaths.
first ACTrrrrY ofmouhtadi
Panic-Stricken Inhabitants Are All
Taken by Surprise.
SHIP'S CBEW WITNESSES SCENE
t1..i ef DlsterW Elements
ea Fir Oat la Gwlf ana. Air
la Ftlle with Sssok a
- - Dnl.
j MOBILE, Ala.. April la-Thousande of
persona have been killed and whole In
dian yllliLCcs swept away by tho erup
' tlon of Chlrlqul. peak near Boca del
Toro. in Panama, according to tho story
ol captain Olsvlk of tho United Fruit
teamer Fort Morgan, which arrived here
Captain Olavik aaya the eruption oc
curred April 6. early In the morning,
white tho Fort Morgan waa berthed pear
Socas del Toro. and that he wltneaaed
flaniM shooting from the peak. Report
of , the large casualty list were brought
from the Immediate scene to Bocaa del
Toro by ref ugeea who eaoaped the on
ruahlng lava. He aaya be watched the
rupCun April ,. until he put to aea.
Even far out In the gulf. Captain Ole
. vlk aaya he saw evidences of the dis
turbed elements. The sea was affected
In many places snd the air waa filled
trith smoke and dust.
' Sew Volcano.
Captain Olsvlk says Inhabitants of Ro
tas Del Toro were panic-stricken, believ
ing that place might be overrun with the
lava that was belching forth from the
peak. ChlrlquI peak, as tar as is known,
never has shown volcanic activity, and
the sudden bursting of .Bra and lava
7 from tho crest took the Inhabitants by
i - surprise.
Jr vik said:
f 'TV. Wnrt Morean was berthed at the
Alrolrante wharf, about fourteen mile
from Bocaa Del Toro. on the morning of
' April i. loading bananas, when about I
. ,' o'clock the eastern sky biased forth and
a great ruatbltng waa heard. Looking
In that direction I saw great volumes of
lira ahootlng high. The natives, who bad
been loading the ship all night, were terror-stricken.
Borne of the men fell on
their knees and prayed. All work waa
suspended tor seven I. hoars, as the pao
te Watched tho volcano. I learned be-
V farm havtM that the third t a row or
.--""inounisla -peak -about a mile from wo.
. bed burst into flame, or nsn turneu mis
n, votes no. Tho peak that becsme active
wad the highest of a group; "a height
being estimated at Met feet above tea
level . ;'.
. 'Vlllaaee laser Meaalala.
"At ths base of the mountain and on Its
lopes are a number of Indian villages.
It Is supposed these have been destroyed
by the lava. When daylight came the
flames disappeared and a great cloud
f smoke hovered over the country for
"Boon after the volcano waa seta the
Fort Morgan was caught by a great cur
rent and tossed at Ita moorings. The
current In Cedar Creek was very hard
and . I am sure the eruption of the Chl
rlquI Peak was the cause. When we got
Into the open great rocks were sticking
out of the water In places where before
we tied navigated the vessel. Small If
lands could be seen all around the
here. . . . ,
"I can't say bow high the flames burst
from the mountain. It seemed that the
flames were bursting from ths side."
Captain Olsvlk Is well' known In gulf
nd Caribbean ports, having sailed In
these waters many years.
Forecast for Thursday and Friday.
For Nebraska Local rains, followed by
clearing Thursday ; Friday, probably fair.
For South Dakota Local ralna and
cooler Thursday; Friday probably show
ers. For Iowa Increasing cloudiness, prob
ably local ratas Thursday; Friday, prob
Ceaaperatere at Ossaka Yesterday.
oaratlT La I luoer-i
Highest yesterday ...... 7 54 7 oj
yoHoraay t7 SB
lemperaiura Be H a)
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Normal temperature g
. excess ior ine day yt
' aeiiciency siaco March 1 Mf
Xermal rainfall Mmch
Deficiency for the day Winch
Total rainfall pine March L...trr Incbea
Excess since March 1...V Minct,
Defldeney for cor. Period mi.. .Baca
Deficiency for eor. period UM. in inches
eaelo froaa atatlooa at T P. M.
Static. and I Start Temp. High- Rin
Weather. Ip-m. est. fa; I
rheyenn. part cloudy... 44 a) i
(Davenport, clear n as
"ver. clear m 4 .
ijeo uiy, eKar..... . at n
cloudy at si
Worth Platte, rain.... as rt
I dear.... u a
fueblo, clear a . u
lap City, cloudy j4
i-aa --tty. doudy.. t vt
nte Fe. part eloodv. as u
tberidaa. cloudr as 7a
$toox City, dear ct 4 'i
a ten tine, part deady... at 74 j
indicate trace of precipitarjon.
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ILLINOIS YOTEJOT TYPICAL
Local Issues Seised Upon by Poli
ticians to Affect Result
LITTLE EFFECT UPON CAMPAIGN
Oatleek Still la that Presides Toft
Will Have la Neighborhood ot
Elgjkt Ilaadred Delegates
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. April .-SP-clal
Telegram.-From whatever angle
the result In Illinois Is viewed, represen
tatives In congress and by that Is meant,
senators as well aa representatives, do
not regard the vote yesterday in Illinois
ss Indicative of republican sentiment at
Even the friends of Roosevelt do not
believe that the vote cast Is expressive
of an honest conviction because of the
unusual local conditions which prevailed.
They took advantage of the conditions
existing and played them for all they
war worth. The president suffered in
consequence but the result Is by no
The Sunday Bee told the atory as
viewed dispassionately from Taft head
quarters In this city. While Mr. McKIn
ley was hopeful hs expected nothing from
his stste In view of local conditions snd
the result but justifies The Bee's fore
csst. The democratic phase of It was differ
ent. It was a straightaway fight between
Champ Clark and Wlleon without the
harassing snd puzzling factions! en
tanglements which hamper the re
publicans snd the Taft victory Is re
garded as clesn cut and emphatic and
bound to affect favorably his candidacy
In other states. A bitter gubernatorial
fight; a senatorial contest, factional fric
tion In scores of towns and counties com
plicated the republican situation, and as
Minority Leader Mann remarked, "wiped
out party lines" in many instances. Lo ri
mer's unpopularity too. was adroitly
shifted by Roosevelt so as to overshsdow
Taft and Is thought to have had that
No unbiased politicians, however, were
beard today to express the belief that
(Continued on Second Pi.)
Briggs, Trouton and
Hyers Are Charged
Charges of manslaughter were filed
against Chief of Folic John BrigKS of
South Omaha, Sheriff Qua Hyers ot Lan
caster county and John Trouton. deputy
state fire warden, bv County Attorney
W. N. Jamleaon of Sarpy county at Pa
pillion at 4 o'clook yesterday afternoon.
The charges ana eut ot the killing
ot Roy Blunt, the farmer who was forced
by three escaped convicts from the peni
tentiary at Lincoln to aid them In their
Lata In the aftemoen warrants were
Issued ' for the arrest of the three de
fendants. The wUL b. arraigned at
Mr. Jamlsson was pressed to make ths
charge of manslaughter against Chief
ot Police Briggs and to ring In Sheriff
Hyers and Mr. Trouton aa accessories,
but this, he pointed out, waa Impossible,
owing to the facts In ths esse, which
prove that no crime againat Blunt nor
hla wife was premeditated, but arose out
of the chsse of the convicts.
Taft Heavy Winner
in All St. Louis in
ST. LOUIS, April Id-Early returns f
the St. Louis city primaries Indicate that
President Taft carried St. Louis by a large
majority and will win the delegatlona
from all but one of the twenty-eight
. The Roosevelt fotces won but one of
the seven ward they contested with the
The most overwhelming Taft victory
occurred In the Seventeenth ward, where
Hiram Lloyd, local manager of the
Roosevelt delegation, saw his principal
go down to defeat under a majority of
Charles Nagel. secretary of Commerce
and Labor and a Taft leader, was on the
ground all day marshaling the Taft
Workers Make Gains
VICKSBL'RG, Miaa. April 10.-A great
army of men, throwing up earthworks
to tight off the sweeping torrent of the
Mlaalaalppi flood, rested on their arms
tonight along the river stretches from
Helena, Ark., southward.
The near crisis of ths last twenty-tour
hours has been bridged with temporary
victory at least. The outcome of the
strife against the tide now bangs In the
balance and apparently with the advan
tage on the side of the human forces.
Late thia afternoon It was rumored the
river hi cut through at Giles Bend
above Natch, that part of Concordia
parish. La., and the town ot Vidalla
naa been flooded. Flood observers at
Natcbe immediately denied the rumor
and assarted the story had bee circu
lated in a general scheme to affect the
MELVILLE, La.. April Mi-Another seri
ous break occurred today In the levees
of the Atchafalaya river and tonight a
const dersbla section of the lowlands of
St. Landry and 8t- ICartla parishes are
inundated. The new crevaas on the west
bank of the river at Atkins' Bayou, seven
miles south of Melville, was seventeen
feet wide tonight President Gordy of
the district levee board tonight expressed
the belief that the levee had beea cut
YOUNG STERLING MORTON
NEAR DEATH IN CHICAGO
Sterling Morton, well known here, hi at
tb point of death at St Luke's hoso'ta'
at Chicago, according to a report received
yesterday. Young Morton, sen f Joy
Mortoa. contracted typhoid fever soon
attar returning from South America with
Ms wife several weeks ago. aad had been
111 ahm. - Hla wife is hi constant com
panion and Bursa
President's Administration Approved
and Becall of Judges and
BELEGATES-AT-LABGE ABE FBEE
Express Personal Desire for Benom
ination of Executive.
TWELVE FBOM MAINE FOB T. B.
Roosevelt Foroes Control Republican
BITTER FIGHT ON IN MICHIGAN
Advantage Oalne by Taft's Sap.
porter Whea Members of State
Central Committee lasrat
MONTPEUER. Vt.. April ia-Of the
eight Vermont delegate to the repub
lican convention at Chicago two district
delegatea will go Instructed for Taft and
two for Roosevelt. The four delecstes-at-large
are unpledged, although the state
convention today endorsed President
Tail's administration and all four dele
gate expressed a personal desire tor
The platform condemns the principles
of recall of judges and ot decisions.
Ths suggestion of a popular review ot
the decisions of the court In a particular
case la declared to be a "subtle and
dangerous attempt upon the foundation
of free government Itself."
Two of the delegatea were chosen with
out opposition and ths other two after
spirited contests between the Taft and
the Roosevelt forces In which Taft ma
jorities wer fifty-four and fifty-three
respectively. The Vermont delegation to
Chicago will be as follows:
Delegates-at-Large United States Sena
tor Carroll & Paige of Hyde Park. i.
Ony Estey ot Brattleboro, John L. Lewis
of Troy, Governor John A. Mesd of
First Dlstrlct-WUIIsm P. Warren of
Vergennes. J. L. Southwlck ot Burling
ton. Instructed for Taft.
Kecond K. W. Gibson of Brattleboro,
Fred D. Thompson of Barton. Instructed
Chairman Williams of the republican
state committee and the principal Taft
leader In Vermont, said tonight thai
while the delegates-at-large wer unln
structed, he was sure thsy would vote
for President Taft.
Bi Opposition to Cfealrssaa.
No opposition developed to the selection
of United States Senator William P.
Dillingham a chairman at the opening
of proceedings and for hslf an hour the
convention listened to sn exposition of
republican principles in which many for
mer presidents were mentioned and the
names ot Roosevelt and Taft emitted.
The convention wss a noisy an and th
proceeding were, frequently interrupted
by hoots, yells, clanging of oow bells and
cheering by both the delegatea and
apectator. The platform included
memorial on the death of Congressman
Foster snd an endorsement of President
Taft. with references to the tariff and
several other republican Issues.
The platform was adopted by a viva
voce vote. Although the Roosevelt lead
ers protested strongly, snd asked for a
ballot, Chairman Dillingham decided
Senator Townsend of Michigan eloasd
the proceeding with a speech endorsing
Maine's Twelve for T. R.
BANGOR, Me., April Kk-The candidacy
of Colonel Rosevelt will be supported by
Maine's twelve delegate In th republican
national convention. Ten wer chosen at
the republlcsn stste convention and t
three of th four district conventions
held this afternoon and tonight In the
city hall. Th other two wer elected
a week ago In the First district. In
structions were not formally given to th
four district delegatlona, but all those
chosen were named on ballot headed
The Roosevelt leaders hsd a good work
ing majority In the state convention, the
vote for delegates st largs being 71 to 7.
The delegatea are aa follows:
Delegates-at-Large-Morell N. Drew,
Portland; A ret a a E. Steams. Rumford;
Charles 8. Highborn. Augusta, and Hal-
bert P. Gardner. Patton. Not Instructed
by convention, but pledged to support
Second District Jesse H. Llbby, Me
chanics Falls; William B. Kendall, Bow
dolnham. Vnlnatruotad. but pledged to
Roosevelt. The vote waa 1M to W4.
Third-Edward N. Merrill. Skowhegan;
Harry F. Merrill, Monmouth. Unln struc
ted. but pledged to Roosevelt Th vote
wss 137 to SS.
Fourth A. B. Irving, Presqu Isle; Ed
ward M. Lawrence. Lubec Uninitructed,
but pledged to Roowvelt The vol wss
1M to 75.
Six candidate for electors of president
and vie president wer Dominated. They
are Benjamin W. Blanchard. Bangor:
Joseph Wyman. Hlllbridg (at large); Dr.
John c. Stewart Tork; Joseph W. Per
kins, Wilton A. Ayer, Oakland and Willis
F. Parsons. Foxer Forest
Of the Ltd delegates entitled to s
1.XB were present The platform adopted
tor the stste election la September
dorses all republican national administra
tions, declare the question of prohibition
as the settled policy of Main waa de
cided at toe referendum last Septem
ber and demands a faithful enforcement
or the liquor taw aa K stands; favors
prsldenUl primaries and accuse the
present state administration of Incapacity
and blundering and ot partisan blaa I
th investigation of tb recent Tork
county bribery charges.
Taft Cot Alraataae.
BAT Cm. Mich.. April I. A bitter
fight between Taft and Roosevelt forces
for control of the republican state con
vention tomorrow started actively tonight
at a special meeting of the republican
atat central committee, attended by
seventeen out ot th twienty-four mem
bers, at which Robert A. Shield of
Houghton acted as chairman.
' By a vote of 13 to 4, la th absence
of Chairman Frank Knox, who declared
th meeting illegal, members of the com
mittee voted to unseat former Secretary
f th Navy Truman H. Newberry of
(Continued on Second Page.)
From ths Indianapolis News.
CROOKED ACTSJOINTED OUT
Socialists Declare that Fraudulent
Voting Practiced Tuesday.
EVIDENCE IS BEING - SECURED
l a sail (led Belaae Are Hashed t
Pal la. Watchers Are fcxrladrd
ad Ballota Ara DUdgarrd,
a It I Said.
Fraudulent voting la believed by th so
cialists to hav been brssealy practiced
at the polla Tuesday. That party's city
central committee held a session last
night In the oltlce of Dr. U W. Mora
man. ! Omaha National Bank hulldlna.
and various reports of rasps sad Irregu-
Th eharg waa mad that bt th Sec
ond' precinct of th Tenth ward tha clerk
found tt convenient to put extra X
marks ea at least twenty-ftr ballots,
thus Invalidating each ballot thus marked.
It was also reported that on of thf
clerks In this precinct waa to thoroughly
and handsomely Intoxicated that he was
unable to perform his duties.
Soelalleta Are Active,
Th socialists were unusually active on
primary election day, having watchers
posted In every precinct Th Third wsrd
watcher reported that th clerks and
Judge under his surveillsne struck upon
ths convenient trick of allowing non-
registered and unqusllfled beings to cast
Formal action on tha reported irregu-
lsrltles wss not taken. It having been
deemed wis to bide sufficient time to
sour affidavits and substantial testi
mony of fraud. These will be presented
at a later meeting of th ociaHsts and
Dr. Mora men declares that decisive ac
tio will be taken toward tha end of
Watcher Is Kxelded.
Charles Rubensteln, who waa delegated
to watch th procedure la th Second
ward, cam to th central commute
with th Information that he waa ex
cluded from th polllag place, though he
waa equipped with all th necessary cred
entials. F. A. Barnett, sociallat and one of the
determined candidate, told th fellow
committeemen that la th Third precinct
of th Third ward (her wer four mora
vote counted than there were ballot
blank Issued by ths city clerk. .
All of these reports will be Investi
gated, and the socialists declare that
prosecutions will follow If substantial
evidence Is found.
Serea Mea Hart la Riot.
MOUNDSVILLE. W. Vs.. April la
Seven men wer Injured la a riot at ths
Mound City coal mm near this plac to
day. Tb riot was a continuation of a
battle which began last alght m which
two person wsr hurt -
The National Capital
Wednesday, April to, tail.
Senator Jones replied to Colon!
velt's comment on Lortmer committee's
Senator Chilton Introduced bill to
authorise court ef claim to determine
what tb federal government owe the
thirteen original states for tb northwest
Considered bills ea regular calendar
Good roade representative aW,w-.4
creation of committee to hvaimi.
building of post road with federal aid
Cotton Interests argued before eartcul
lure committee of necessity for daalln
in future to protect th cotton market
Kbackieford good roads Kin ... .J
favorably reported by aeTtcunurai T
Supplementing a bin Introduced severs!
daya aao to provld publication of cam
paign lunos m presiaentia! primartoa.
Representative Rocker of
traduced abill to extend that provision
yoiulnstlng nmpaiga tar oiec-
-- " 4vaen(4vea.
In the Minnesota m. mu .
b 'ore the euprem court. Edward T
You eg. epectal counsel for tk. ..
LTIT".1 . aiP-
Itost yii a
Breaking Home Ties
Nebraska Prim arte April l.
For IYemdoiit :
William Howard Taft.
For t'nited States Senator;
For National Committeeman:
Alle-a W. Held.
J. U Webster.
C. K. Adam.
R. H. Schneider. C. A. Srhappel
K. B. Perry.
. Plitrtot .
AlternatM. . Platrlct
1. Frank Reavl. H. R. Hows.
V. P. Sheldoa. '
J' i-00- " c- andrn,
p- ""oa. P. H. Uarklie.
. . Sampson. Burt ai.,..
H. (Jlatfrher. Carl Kramer.
' n if!,w- H M- Overstreet.
R. J. Kllpauirk.j. p. Thles.
B. A. C. Rankin. J. H. Mitlrew.
J. N. Clarke. J. A. Andrew.
0. A. K. Cdy. R. H. Harris.
H. d. YVIsner. W. I Htewart,
E. a. MrUllUra. E. M. PoUard.
District Presidential Electors.
1. . P. Davldsoa. 4. 1.yaa H. I.yle.
S. A. C. Keaaedr. H. R. M. Raakla.
. L. asslthorr-er. . W. T. W I ires
MORE DEMOCRATIC HARMONY
Chris Gruenther Tires of HaTing His
Hound Kicked Around.
10 DUNN GETS A BROADSIDE
Sosse I aside H later r of the Tea.
pel bos Told hr the The
thalrssaa at (he Desaoeratl
Chris Gruenther. former rhalrmaa ef
the democratic state committee, la tell
ing some things, especially Incidents con
nected with the Bhallenberger campaign
of 1M and the Bryan Volunteer move
ment, of whkh he was the center that
year. Ills letter is In reply to charges
J msde by I. J. Dunn of Omaha, and ia of
genuine Interest. Mr. Oruenlher says:
"To Nebraska Democrats: The cam
paign of character axKaaalnatlon baa
reached another stage., It la now charged
or Intimated by Tom Allen. I. J. Dunn
and other alleged democratic leaders that
I. In ISut, received and disbursed brewery
funds In my rapacity as secretary of th
Bryan Volunteers and of the state com
mittee. Originally It was chsrged that
this brewery money wss spent by me
to elect certain senators. Now the charge
m shifted, so a to stick ths poisoned
dagger Into Mr. Bhallenberger by alleg
ing that I spent It In behslf ot him
aa a candidate for governor.
"These charges a. a equally malignant
and untrue. Tbey are on a par with
the attacka made on Governor Harmon
by Mike Harrington, on Senator Hitch
rock by Mr. Bryan and on myself aa a
stock yarda lobbyist. The purpose Is
plainly to splatter with mud and filth
every democrat who will not take hla or
ders from Tom Allen and his little gang
"I want to ssy this, specifically:
I did not receive a single dollar
in BOB from any source not listed In
th Bryan Volunteer statement
T Lee Herd man never has paid a
dollar of money to me in any political
campalga, and neither has any one else
purporting to represent any brewery or
t It k (bsolutely untrue that Mr.
Bhallenberger, In lSflK. asked me If I waa
getting any brewery money to use in bls
behaif or warned me concerning It
"4. Neither Sballengerger. Edward B.
Howell or Lee Herdman, named by I. J.
Dunn as hi witnesses, will say publicly
or to any one asking them that any
statement mad by Dunn and reflecting
a sn Is true.
"And now I want to tell my fellow
(Continued on Second Page.)
HOSPITAL CHARGES HEARD
Advisory and County Boards Take
Up the Storkan Case. ,
DOCTORS AGAINST INTERNE
Dr. Bile Insist Peter Hrrataa Died
of Dellrl Tremraa Old t'osaly
Heard Palled to Heed
Loula J, Btorken a charges of mistreat
ment of patients at th county hospital
srs th result of th refusal ot last
year' board of county eommlsslonsrg to
heed the sdvlcs at th hospttat medical
advisory board In th mattar ef ap
pointment of a nous physician, accord'
lug tb Er.'lf. B. Lemer of th advisory
beard.. Statement to this effect waa
made by Dr. Lemsre Isst night during
a meeting of th county board and th
advisory board to bear Storkan' charges.
Tha meeting- adjourned without the
taking of any action. Ths two boards
will meet again, the data not having
been fixed, lo decide what action shall
be taken. Commissioner Frsnk C. Best
chairman of th county hoapltal com
mute, aald after th meeting that In hla
opinion there will have to be a cleaning
out at the hospital.
Alwut thirty physicians, members ot the
county hospital medical advisory board,
and com msmbere of th county hospital
staff, attanded ths meeting and stood as
a unit against Storksn.
terkea Repeal Charae.
Storkan, druggist at the hospital, re
peated hla charge that Peter Herman, a
man suffering with pain In the back
and head, was treated - aa a delirium
tremens patient and given 739 grains of
aspirin. D grains every (wo hoars. His
wifs and Miss Buelah Rohme. formerly
nurses at the hospital, combated his
statement. Hs aald that on tha flftk
day Herman died with symptoms of al-
Icyllo acid poisoning and th desth certl
flcste aald he had died of delirium
tremens. . '
ur. Bliss, who saw th man shortly
betor he died and who wrote the certl
ncate. aald he knew the man died of
delirium trsmens and hi opinion he con
aldared better then that of Storkan, a
Miss Rambo. a nurse at the hospital;
Miss Nanna Hanry, the bead nurse, and
Interne Needham and Hlggins, who are
medical students, all contradict (be
Dorter Relate Aoresotlea.
Drs. Lemere, M. J. Ford. F. E. Coulter,
W. F. Mllroy. H. L. Akin and others
declare their belief tbe charge were
groundless and commended the manage
ment of the hospital. Including Superin
tendent Robinson, Head Nurse Miss
Henry, and th Interne. Th doctors and
Commissioner Best attacked Storkan for
spending his tlms noting goings-on at the
hoapltal when he should hav been at
tending- to bis business a druggist
Dr. H. W. Powell In cross-examining
Interne Higgle brought out that the
chart showing what treatment was gtven
1 Incomplete m th Herman case.
Dr. Lemere aald hurt year the advisory
board recommended a good man fof In
terne, but the board for political reasons
appointed Dr. Gillespie. Celiespie re
fused to let Needham and Higgln do
tb work assigned them and bad Storkan
do It, The present trouble, istlrred up
by storkan. I th outgrowth of this
trouble, according to Dr. Lemere. Storkaa
being a friend of Gillespie.
WOMAN'S FALL ON STAIRS
PROVESJATAL TO HER
Mrs. Anna Linner, aged a years.' suf
fered a fatal fall early I set night at her
residence, Ms Dorcas street, whea ah
slipped at tbe top of a flight of cellar
steps and feU all the way to the bottom.
Mr. Linner had beea 1U for several
weeks and Waa Just convalescing. She
was afflicted with a weak heart and
"as stlU nervous, and it is believed that
her fall waa caused by weakness.
Coroner Crosby was notified and tie
will hold an Inquest this afternoon at i
o'clock. Undertaker Hoffman has tb
body. Mrs. Linner Is survived by three
children and her husband
BY GRAND JURY
Inquisitors iiake Their Final Find
ings and Are Dischargee By
BRIBERY CHARGE IS - HADE
Indicate that Police Officials Neglect
THEY FIND POLICE ABE LAX
South Omaha Officials Scored for
WOULD ' REPEAL ALBERT LAW
Saye Certain Practice Are la Veer
1st Pavl) Matter Which
should Be Doae Away With
.Report I Leaathy.
Sensational finding and recommen
dations regarding bribery of Jurors. In
efficient management of th county ao
pltal. graft m liquor license matter In
South Omaha, and many other matters
aie mads In th final report of tha Dol
laa county grand Jury, submitted to Judge
A. L. Sutton of the district court enomy
before noon yesterday. The Judge thanked
and praised the Jury and discharged K.
The salient features ot the final report
are summartied aa follows;
The police department of Omaha la
accused ot being negligent la th liquor
fwrteuier.'. of laws regulating th Bouor
tisfftc. It is recommended that policemen
be Instructed to mak arrest whenevsr
thsy find violations. Th jury ale aaya
It furud.TVldencea of gambling In varlou
parte U tho city, and recommend-that
th nolle b more vigilant in this respect.
The fire and police board Is censured for
not having mor rigorously norced th
Slash Kead tlaater. '
A to a aluih find raised by the brew
arte for th purpose of bribery In connec
tion with the granting of liquor licenses
snd permits, ths report says: -
"W sifted all ths evidence we could
possibly find, snd while we do net teal
Ilk saying such a fund was not raised,
we have been unable to get any vldao
Justifying th grand Jury la returning
any IndlolmsnL" . i s
South Omaha's Fire and Polio Board
cornea In for a scoring, tb gran Jury
reporting In detail on peotfle ease of
graft Members ot this body wer In
dicted by the grand Jury and presented
tii the court.
In this connection tt la suggssUd that
considerable sum ot money be set
aide each year tor the purpose of aecut
Ing evidence to be presented to tbe grand
Jury In advance of IU sittings. At pres
ent no such fund exist, and "th grand
jury can db llttla but put aut a dre
set and get th mailer fish that are at
frighten ad dway by tha advanos SllrrUuJ
the wra," j .i ,
'Coeatr rd ;
' Tha all board at coDOfP tortf Ussl
of DoUgist oStuity Is) found t hav
remiss in Ul action In allowing c!
In SDSQjflcatlon ea th aew court ham
which permitted tart saving to the eon-
tractor without souring compensatory
benefits to the county.
Finding that the street railway com
pany has- been bribing Jurors- to get
favorable 'Verdict. .
Recommending that Internee II 'gains
and Needham and Nurses Rambo and
Miss Holt of ths oounty hospital Instantly
be dismissed. Finding that Needham and
Hlgglna are guilty. of gross aegleqt at
duty and Higgln I subject t eoadsra
natlon for cruel aad Inhuman treatment
Necleete file Doty..
Finding that Superintendent F. Rob
inson ef ths hospital grossly neglected his
duty In failing to take action toward am
Investigation of misconduct of th above
named and should be dismissed tor in
capacity and lack ef executive ability to
properly discharge duties of hla office.
Finding that Druggist Louis J. Storkaa
of the hospital waa unjustly dealt with
when dlecbsrged and Immediately should
Ilecommendatlon that hoapltal be taken
out ot politics and placed under civil sery
.. .. .. v .....
Hoepltal Is laadeqaale. - t
General finding that the hospital la in
adequate, poorly equipped, overcrowded
and In need of a thorough cleaning, 'i
Finding that th detention horn hi in
excellent condition, considering the facil
ities, and . recommendation for Improve
ments. Emphasis Is placed upon cleanly,
condition at th home
Finding that the county Jail Is ia filthy
condition, which could be much bettered
by officer la charge. Kitchen clean and
meals good. Prisoners not given proper
medical attention. '..
Finding that the management of the.
city Jail Is strident, but the building and
equipment hardly could be worse than
they are. ......
Recommendation that detention home.
oounty farm and county hospital be
managed by board ef managers, appointed
by tha county commissioners, the ap
pointments being subject to approval of
Finding that the Albert law and other -
laws against prostitution are being
violated and the police seem unable or
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