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STRIKES A MINE
Turkish Hail Vessel with Americas
Name it Sank at Entrance to
the Golf of Smyrna.
HUNDRiiD AKD FORTY DEAD
Ninety of the 156 Passengers
Aboard Reported Sated. .
NUMBER ARi, BADLY INJURED
Vessel Owned by Archipelago
American Steamship Co.
FAHIX io FOLLOW PILOT BOAT
It la Alleged that Skip Deviate
. tna Coarse Marked Oat for It
Through tha ' Mlaa .
SMTiCvA. April Sa-Ta steamer Tsxes,
belonging to the Archipelago American
Steamship company, struck a mine at
the entrance to the Quit of Smyrna, and
tank One hundred end "orty person
The Texas was (lying the Turkish flag
end was engaged In carrying mall from
Constantinople to the Levant. ;
It was first stated that the Teiee was
en American vessel, the error rising from
the feet that it Is part of the fleet of
a loeal concern trading under tb nam
of the Archipelago American Steamship
Marty Passengers Saved. .
CONSTANTINOPLE. April StL-Nlnety
passengers out of the US on board the
Texas were rescued, according to reports
received here. Several of the rescued
passengers were Injured. No mention Is
made of the crew In the report.
It la aleged that the disaster was due
to the Texas deviating from the course
Indicated by the vtyl boat preceding her
tnrougn Ins mine field.-
Rifles for Mexicans
Seized by Mistake
Mexico City. April 30-Th selture yester
day by the. Mexican. police of tfclrty of the
IK rlftt-s, shipped to the American. am
basaador for the use of American colony
in the event of trouble In the capital.
Is explained today by the governor of
the federal district to be pursuant to an
'order of the secret police Intended to
prevent the traffic In arms with the re
volutionaries. On application, the governor says he
will Isms a permit for th continuance
of the distribution of the weapons among
.American residents even at points out-,
sMe til oapltol. . . j : .
i The arms which acre Confiscated yester
day hava been recover. '
WOULD LIMIT PRESIDENTS .
JO SINGLE SIX-YEAR TERM
. Washington. April Sft-Representatrvea
Clayton of Alabama chairman of - -th
Judiciary committee Introduced a house
Joint resolution today ' to provide aa
amendment to the construction fixing
th term of office of president of the
United States at six years and making
him ineligible for a second term. ,
.Mr. Clayton said that one' of the
reasons he proposed this resolution was
President Taft' -declaration In Massach
usetts yesterday that a president should
not be eligible for re-election.
ATTEMPT TO REORGANIZE .
BIG FURNITURE COMPANY
Cincinnati. O.. April 10-A reorganiaa
tlon of tne Ford and Johnson Furniture
company of Michigan 'city. Indiana, la
jhelng attempted by receiver Elmer W.
poutof Indianapolis, who Is In Cin
cinnati conferring with creditors of trie
concern. It Is said that the assets as
now figured are about tl.IOO.Out and R
abillties S2.000.000. The plan of reorgan
isation Involves the scaling of claims to
firty cents on ths dollar and taking In
payment for them bonds la the new com
pany. . . . . i
. The Weather T
Forecaat till 7 pm., Wednesday:,
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and vicinity-Inset
tied weather 'with probably
showers tonight or Wednesday; slightly
U at Omaha
N Hour. Dag.
c5 ia-m.; at
P m M
' P m m
P- m at
l-eeal Weather Keeewd.
mi. 1511. i:. i.
Lowest last night it et w n
1'nR-iwtatKiU .o .et T T
Normal temperature for today, U de
grees. Deficiency In precipitation sine Mach
1. ot an Inch.
Deficiency corresponding period, iflL
l ot indies.
1-efkiency corresponding period. Oia
Weather la tb brain Bell.
The disturbance that was central aver
the middle Mississippi valley Monday
morning, is now central off the' middle
Atlantic coast Rains were general In
the east and south during the hut twenty-four
bouse and eoeriaue along the
Atlantic seaboard this morning. The
western disturbance is central over the
western Canadian provinces and Is ex
tending down over the eastern Rocky
mountain slope. The weather Is nn
ettied throughout the west- and north
west and raina are general In the north
west aad on the north Pacific slope and
lint snows are falling in Tellowstone
yarfc and southern lda.no. Warmer
eathrar prevails from the mountains
erer the valleys ta the lakes, but
cooler weather at moving In ever to
Pacule slope. The outlook la far-eon-tlnued
unsettled weather and probably
showers In this vicinity tonight and
Wednesday, with sluthtly warmer to
night, followed by center by Wednesday
a. . w KLAM.
M.i . r. ta. m
KJ i-B-fl T 1 a. m....
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PRINCE IS .FODKD;' GOUTY
Slayer of Deputy Warden Saris to
Die for His Crime;
MUSSES DT TEE FISST SEGSEE
tnry Sa -Oat Six Hears aad Eleven
amlrae Are ' Taken Pileeaee
Hears the Verdlet ' Stead
(. . " with a laser,
- (From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. April -(8peclal.r-Albert
Prince) must ate Is the verdict of the Jury
which has heard th evidence In the case
wherein he was charged with murder m
the killing of, Deputy, Warden. Davta. at
the penitentiary during chapel exercises
Tha 'jury reached a verdict about 1
o'clock this morning, but Judge Cornish
decided not to come to tha court ta re
ceive it until tha usual hour of convening
Judging by appearances. Prtace was the
moat disinterested one among th speo
tatora m tha court room when the verdict
of tha Jury was read. Neither by look
or action did he give any indication that
the words meant anything to him and
when H was all -over and Warden Meilct
tapped him on tha shoulder and told him
to come with him to Ms auarters In th
penitentiary he was still eatm and 'appar
ently unconcerned. . .
Tritce Declared in
. Zion Tobacco War
..Chicago. April at True was declared
In the Hon. City Tohacca war today
after a recurrence of the rioting of yester
Aay whan . the adherent of. Wilbur
Glenn Vollva, .overseas of Zloav were rout
ed by the tobacco-using employe ' ot a
manufacturing concern, after many
heeds had been broken.
Vollva declared there would be no
more militant marching against the em
ployes of the factory, and Mayor Miller.
Whose deputies have had a busy time
quieting the warring . elements, said hs
was satisfied to leav th question fur
the courts to settle. '
HOUSE VOTES SUBSIDIES . -FOR
RURAL MAIL ROADS
WASHINGTON, -April SO.-Tb house,
today aided the National Good Roads
movement by passing a provision uvth
postofflcs appropriation Mil which would
grant, a subsidy to all highways used In
th rural free delivery mall - service
The roads would be divided In three
class, with subsidies .of . tSS. Sis and
SIS a mile. ' It Is estimated tha cost ths
first year would hs K.(l,0M to I1S.000.000.
Th amendment offered by Rearesenta-
tlv Shackleford of Missouri was a com-
promise at twenty-nine good road hills
Introduced luring the ereeco' session rd
of congress. It dlvldss all highways usVi
h tha rural " free" delivery mall aervfr
inu three (last ex. Class A I M recelv
W pet mil a year: claM B, . and (lax
C, sjv. Tha amndmni wa adopted by.
a o of to at. , .i : . !
Thed Ivlslon was between city ' and
country. Democrats and , republicans
from rural communities oernbined to da
feat the argument of a similar coalition
ot representatives from tha cities.
1 1 'i i i i ' ; .
BARGAIN. SWINDLER IS
SENT, TO PENTENTIARY
! NEW YORK. April . -Samuel Roller,
bead of the Broadway Bargain compear,
pleaded guilty today lo a federal Indict
ment charting 4 he as sf (be mall t
awtndie ont-ot-tow merchant of goods
worth mor than SlOO.OOO. On on count
of th Indictment Judge Holt sentenced
Koller to a term of a year and a day In
th federal prison at Atlanta. Edward
Eggenberger, Bdgar A. Whitney and
Samuel L. Lederer, Indicted as "toiler's
associates, entered tentative pleas of not
guilty. , " ' ' - ."
ARE FOR W00DR0W WILSON
DOVER, Del.. April 10. -Th oemooratlc
stats, convention today named sis dele-
gates to the national convention at Balti
more, two from each ot three counties ot
th stat. ' ' .!-
Th Ncwcanl and Sussex county se
lections ar advocate of Governor Wood-
raw. Wilson. Th Kent county selection
was not mad by tha Wilson leader or
that county, but the two delegates ar
said ta favor Wilson. Th delegates wert
BARNHART NEWSPAPER '
BILL PASSED BY HOUSE
WA8HINOTON. -April A-The Barn-
hart hill ta compel ail newspapers, mag-
aetnM end nerlodieals fa brint the names
of then- managing editors, owners and I
all Mockbolder was attached to the post- j
offie- appropriation bill la tha house to-
dav: It was amended to make this
obligatory oa aewspaper one day ot each
week. Th amendment wa agreed to by
a vole of Q to &
EIGHTY-ONE MILES AN
' HOUR BY. AEROPLANE
BORDEAUX. Far nee, 'April It.-A viator
Bedel arrived her from Vtllaeoubley to
day, near Paris, 'after makmg Intermedi
ate stops at Tours and tngoulem. His
a vera rats of speed for the Journey
was nearly . eerbty-one miles an hour.
Throughout (he, flight, he. waa buffeted
about by the wind and
raged all tha 41m.. causing him severe
suffering. Bedel Intends to continue his
flight to Madrid, lis la competing, like
Vednnee. for the - Fonunary cup.
PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND "
BUTT MEMORIAL SERVICE
WASHINGTON. April " Is.-Presideat
Taft returned t Washmaloa from Ms
campaign trip to. Maasschnaatta ahortly
tofera at a'vleck today. His stay la th
aaaital was brief, however, as be . Is
stheifiilsd to leave tor Savannah. Oa.
lata thai aftarnoom. Tha presidenl win
alas vtatt Augusta.. Os.. and attend
aeesaortal senVes there for bis sat aid.
htajsr Arrsdsaid W. Bett.
FIGHT CLOSE IN
Early Returns Show Slight Lead
for Soowelt in Preai- -
B0ST0H-V0IXS FOB PRESIDENT
Smaller Towns and Country Fre
. ' cinctt Cat Sovrn Lead.
CLASK WdNES 0TES WILSON
-'", , eaaasasawsssssa
Speaker Sunning More Than Two
to One Ahead.
VOTERS GO EARLY TO POLLS
Caatese Held I ader Ustriat
Cleada W ith Chilly Matat W lad
. Fre-aa lea Mark Activity
. tfeawa la Boetea.
. BOSTON. April sS-JeRurns la the
presidential, primariea today from 3K out
of 1.08J .electloa predncU, Including all
but ono precinct la Boston, giv La. Foll
ttte. fit; Roosevelt. It,?; Taft, K.M.
I let urns from 104 election precincts out
side of Boston, Including part ot four
cities and sixty towns, out ot ti cities
and towns, glv La Follettee, 104; Roose
velt. .&; Taft, s.355. Delegates-at-Ur?s:
Baxter, heading Roosevelt group. i,H;
Chans, heading Taft group, 4.U7. 1
ret he - areanr q
Returns' from ttS out' of LOW election
prectnets. Including 10D out of 817 pre
cincts In Boston and forty small towns
out of SS cities and towns, giver Clark,
14.18; Wilson. COS.
' Returns from IM out of SO? election
precincts In Boston give La Follett CI;
Roosevelt' Taft, 10. IS; Clark. 12,411;
Wilson. S.1SS.. ' - .
Scarcely had the echoes ot on of th
most strenuous campaigns In Mssaachu
scUs ceased vibrating between Cape Cod
and the Berkshire, when the voters were
starting for ths polls today to vote In
th first presidential primary In the Bay
tats, i ,
In Boston, Newburyport, Lynn, Salem
and Haverhill,- th voting began early,
bat. la th majority of th 361 cities and
Nowns th noils did not open until after-
" H,n. . ,11. rvIB U I V. IIVI I WW
until p. m. In thea plarea, definite re
sults of ths asntast were not expected
until lata tonight or perbepe tomorrow
Th primariea were held under lowering
clouds, with a chilly, moist breess from
the sea. In this city every effort was
mads to bring out a full vol. '"
Wast Tlsbury, on Martha Vineyard,
th first , town to report today's vote In
th presidential primaries, gave Taft
T, Roosevelt La Follett L
, Orleans, . a - Cap Cod tows, .voted:
Rooodevelt eV Taft K, La Follu'L
Clark WUo ii v a- . - -
'Instructs for Taft
CONCORD. N. H.. April W.-Th tut
republican eonvsnllon today elected dele
gate to the Chicago convention favor.
Ing th reno ml nation of President Taft
and Instructed them to vol for him un
til released. A cuius In th . platform
presented ttf th convention Instructing
th delegates not to vol tor Colonel
Roosevelt under any circumstance was
stricken out after a heated debate Th
The platform a adopted Included the
following planks: ' " 1
Ws repudiate any assereto .of the
government admlnlatenrd under the re
publican party as catering to any special
or privileged classes. 'At ths same time
w denouno those doctrines of anarchy
aad socialism that would, deprive any
man of reaping the Just rewards of his
sfforta to Improve hi condition.
W protest against associating ths
lofty sentiments- of Lincoln with ' sny
such perilous and subversive dogmas aa
the: Initiative, general, referendum and
the recall of Judges, or their decisions, by
popular votes In he heat of partisan
The Instruction were voted, according
to the platform. "In view of th emphatic
and unequivocal expressions of ths re
publican voters of New Hampshire at th
recent presidential primaries." ,
LITTLE GIRL'S LIFE SAVED
. BY HEROIC TREATMENT
MITCHELL, 8. D.. April .-(8peclal.)
By prompt and heroic treatment Henry
Ehlers, living near Preaho. saved the Ufa
ot bla little 7-year-old daughter. Freda,
after she had been bitten by a rattle
snake. .She waa coming home from her
chool lata la the afternoon and stepped
upon a rattler that toy In the roadway.
" ,h "P"' mn" Into her
- Knowing the danger, she hurried
,h "malrdng mil home, and then went
orrr "'"er was worn
Ing. Taking be little girl back to th
bouse he cut Into tbe wound with a
sharp kalf and did all that waa possible
td stay the danger.. He drove through
tha night to Preaho and placed her m
th car of a physician, and In all prob
ability her. life wiU be saved. ,
AUDITOR CONFESSES PART
IN WOLF BOUNTY STEAL
PIERRE. 8. D April 10. (Special Tel
egram. ) Deputy State Auditor Murphy
this morning wire from Hot Sprtag that
County Auditor Tlernan has confessed
to' his work m padding wolf bounty
claim aad baa resigned. D. Blllups and
J. B. Lapage. twa of th men who ar
charged with having been working with
the auditor in his padding scheme hava
been arrested charged with perjury. The
wbote deal means frauds running Into
thousands of doflars.
Iter Keeked to Death hr Horse.
SIOUX FALLS, a D.. April 30- Spe
cial. Louts Brandt, the lt-ysar-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Brandt, living oa
a farm In Deuel county, waa Instantly
killed as the result ot being kicked by a
here. Th. boy waa driving twa horses
m th bars when oaa at them kicked
htm ia th sit at the stomach with such
From tht MlniMpoHa Journal.
NEW ANGLE WTITANIC CASE
Intimation that Attemnt Was Hade
to Reinsure it After it Sank.
nrsiosAST senial by ismat
fe eaten Haatlag few Message Said
4 Hava Been Received by ths
White star Line Moaday
' s Meralag.
WA8HINOTON, April ax-Th senste
Investigation Into the wreck of th Ti
tanic entered IU final stages today. J.
Bruce Ismay, managing director of ths
International Mercantile Marine, owners
ot ths lost ' liner, ' was recalled to the
witness ttand and put through a last
searching examination by Senator Smith.
Mr. lamay Indignantly denied that he or
any representative of his company hsd
attempted to reinsure the Tltanlo between
th time It went down and th hour the
real new of the disaster beram public.
Hs asserted thst a wireless message,
which he directed to Vice President
Franklin from th Carpathla on Monday
morning, April 16. did not reach that
official until Wednesday the 17th.
Mr. lamay said ths Titanic waa not a
"speed boat,1, but had been constructed
under orders 'given by him to make her
th biggest and beat equipped vessel
afloat No cost limit had been set
Before reaching the senate hearing this
morning. Mr. Ismay and four offloers ot
th Titanic war ftrmwioned lo appear be
fore an admiralty court commissioner late
today to glv testimony to b used In a
contemplated damag cult to be brought
agalnel the .White Star tin by Mr.
Lout Robllna 4l'Ht York 4ar tha has
of her husband. '. .'.: .
Hews ( Disaster Held Bark.
A Charge waa made to th committee
today that th Whit Star line officials
had positive new of the dlraeter be
tween the hour ol 1 and I o'clock la th
morning following th accident, but sup
pressed the new until twslv , hour
later. Th Information was given by M.
J. Dunn, a New York business man. who
said hs In turn got his Informstton In New
Tork from (he son of a Western Union
employ. Dunn refused to glv hi In
formant' name, was promptly given over
to the sergeant-at-arms, and spent sev
eral hours using the long dtstane tele
phone to New Tork In sn sftort to be
absolved from bis pledge of , secrecy.
Vice President Franklin of th Whit
Star line uggatad th eoramittee call
on the telegraph company for tha mea
sag end said hs wanted lbs committee
to have every wireless messsgs, cablegram
or Jlegram bearing on th disaster. "We
waht this matter sifted to th bottom."
aid he. . ,
Builder Bald Ship Weeld Mk.
Senator Burton announced that he had
examined Fourth Officer Boxhall late
last night, and had learned from him
that. J. W. Andrews, builder of tht Ti
tanic, who went down with tha ship,
told Captsln Smith attar th collision
that th boat would sink within an hour.
Andrews hsd gone over the ship Im
mediately after th crash and discovered
that the hull had been ripped open. .
E. J. Dunn.' an Importer of Mew York,
the first witness, said that a day or so
ago a friend told of tbe receipt by the
Western t'nlon Telegraph company of
a wireless message, wnicn waa irans-
mlttsd to t'Islefrank" between 7:10 and
S o'clock Monday morning. Th cod
address Is that of P. A. 8. .Franklin,
vlca president of th lnlemsOonsI Mer
cantile Marine. Ths messsge. tha witness
said, ha was Informed, told of th Tl
tanlo disaster, nsws of which was not
made public by the White Star line
until twelve hour -later.
"What waa your Informant's name?"
aaked Senator Smith.
"I can't tell you." replied Dunn. "I
am under pledge not to reveal his name.
H promised to come over here to testify,
but toddy 1 received the following tele
gram: 'Regret present circumstance ao
not permit departure.' (No signature.)
"1 must Insist yoa give your Infor
mant's name," the senator continued.
"I can't glv It, I regret It very much,"
said Dunn. j
Did your informant tell you why yoa
should not give his mm!"
Simply a matter of protecting his
father. He said his father was employed
by th Western I nlon and that If this
matter came out and it' was known
thst be gave It, his father would lose his
What Uraaasv Ceatalae-
Mr. Dunn ' was temporarily excused.
Senator Smith .instructed him to get
(Continued on Second Psge-t
The National Capital
ay, April 3t 1S12.
In aesetoa t p.m.
Titanic Investigation eon tinned. Mea
suring Director Ismay at International
Mercantile Marine being examined.
Met at nooav
Resumed aonstderatlon - ot poatofrtee
appropriation bill with Intention ad voi
lg upon it befww adjournment,
Getting to be a Two-Ring Circus
Girl is Attacked,
Bound and Robbed
CHICAGO. April . -Authorities ot th
University of Chicago and th Chicago
police were pussled today aver th cir
cumstances surrounding a supposed at
tack on a young woman student at the
university high chooi, who was found
bruised, hound and gagged on th col
leg campua and who ha wot yet given
a lucid explanation.
Th girl la Marlon Doreckl. daughter
ot Stephen Doreckl. 1121 Noble street,
and haa attended the high school sine
last fall. She expected to enter the
university next ysar.
Much secrecy surrounds the Incident
snd It was not reported lo the police
until today.1 The first report was that
th young woman wa th daughter of
To th physician, who finally brought
her to consciousness, the girl told a story
of having been seised by two men and
carried away In an automobile.
Several rings and trinket the girl waa
accustomed to wear were not found, when
he waa picked up on tha campus.
Mississippi is..:. , .
'Above Danger Line '
at St. Louis
ST. LOCI. Mo.. April Sa-Th Mis
sissippi river passed th dnr mark
this point thli aierslasi. the gauge -regis.
tering at.S feet, a lis of etgM-tenths of
a foot una last night and as fast ta
Th rtss ha bean caused by heavy rain
In Missouri and unlsaw rain fall slohg
lh Ohio It Is expected to be local. The
local weather toiwcaaur this morning
declared hi belief that th rtvsr bad
reached It crest her. '
Hermann. Ma, report th Missouri
stationary this morning aftsr a rls ot
Ihree feet In twenty-four hours. Below
the Osags and Oaaconads rivers It Is
predicted that th Missouri will exceed
th flood stag. .
Reports from Alton, HI., and other
point abov St. Louis this morning ssld
tha river wa rising and that lowlands.
Inundated by tb high waters ot last
month were again being flooded.
Fire on Striking
BALTIMORE. April St-Dsfendlng them
sslves when about 1.000 striking steve
dores, many ot whom were armed with
sticks snd stones, swooped down on them
a aquad of policemen guarding pier
No. . at Canton today drew their re
volver and fired many shots. Scleral
men wers shot but not seriously and a
number of heads were crocked In the
general melee. The strikers finally fled.
The etrixers were attempting to get
on the pier to reach strlkebreskers en
gaged In discharging ths cargo of the
steamship Bulgaria. A riot call brought
police reinforcements which prevented
Fire in New Ycrk
NEW YORK. April 3.-Ftre today broke
out In the top floors of the twelve-story
Exchange building on West Thirty-second
street and before It was extinguished
four floors were burned out, causing a
loss estimated at SaOU.om The offices of
D. Appleton A Co., publishers, were
wept by flsmes. and a dosen or mor
printing and mercantile eelabllahraeht
were burned out.
BOY KILLED BY STORM
NEAR GILBERT, LOUISIANA
GILBERT,' La.. April K.-Sldney Rosa,
aged 1 years, was killed; Ada Roe, hi
12-year -old sister wss seriously Injured
snd George Ross, father of the children
wss probably fatally hurt, when their
home In Boeuff Prairie was demollsbed
by a cyclone, which passed over that
place Sunday night. Another man was
seriously injured. A number of house
war destroyed by tbe storm.
MILWAUKEE STREET CAR
STRIKE IS INEFFECTIVE
MILWAUKEE. April -Street ears ar
running la Milwaukee today a usual
though ieadera ot the etrlke which caused
temporary delay last night declared mora
a would uult. It Is said that fewer
than fifty motormen and conductor failed
to report for regular runs. The traction
oomnanWa -uetive tore nor than off
sets th number who set-4 their can.
CABLE SHIPJRINGS BODIES
Corpses of 190 Titanic Victims
E:ath Halifax. '
EIGHT OF THEM ARE WOKEN
Three Haadred aad Ninety Picked
l a. All at Which Had aa Lit
Bella Haadred aad Six
teen Barled at Sea.
HALIFAX, N. 8. AprU lO.-On hun
dred and ninety bodies, among them
those of Colonel John Jacob Astor and
lssdor Straus, Were brought to Halifax
todsy aa ths cableahlu Markay Bennttt,
which had been searching an area of
more than thirty square miles In th vi
cinity where the greet White Star liner
Titanic sank after atriklng an Iceberg.
Geo, B. Wldener s body, although pre
viously reported as recovered waa not
among thoss on the ship, and her com.
mender explained that a body, at first
thought to hsvs been thst of Mr. Wlde
ner was burled aa that of his valet. ,
All told SM dead were found and 11
wers consigned again to the sea.
Wuauaa ta b'lrst Muaraer.
Aa sous a I he ship wa sighted due a
rhe harbor ths csnvass curtains shield
ing ths coffins and embalmers tenls on
ths pier were lowered and twenty sailors
from the Csnadlan cruiser Nlobe. In the
yard for repairs, lined up a a guard.
A pslrul boat was stationed In th front
ot th pier to prevent any craft docking
la th vicinity. '
A woman waa th tint mourner to ar
five on ths pier. Fhs s Jflsa Kill Lur
tte, a maid for Mrs, WlJIIara Augustus
apenpsr ot New Tork. Mr. apd Mrs.
Uliatner 'wire passengers oa th Tltanlo.
Mr. Spencer went down; Mrs, Spencer
ws saved. Ths maid hope to find her
late employer body, although it had aot
been riorted among those on Ins
J. A. Kenyan, of Bouthlngton, Conn.,
arrived shortly afterward, hoping to
Inde-ntlty th body of hi brother, F. R.
Kenyon ot Pittsburg.
It's own flag at halt mast, (hs death
ship docked slowly. Its crew manned
the rails with bare heads and on tha aft
deck were stacked th coffin of th
dead. ' '
" All Bodlea Have I.I re Bella.'
Member of th crew talking over the
side said that svery body picked up had
been In a life belt and there were no
bullet hole In any. Many uncofflned
dead lay In oa th forward deck, covers!
with taj-pullnes. As th undertakers came
aboard It was decided to take thess
bodies first. Colonsl John Jacob Aster's
body. It waa said, waa somewhere In th
pile of rough coffin at th stern.
The first body removed waa that ot a
seamen. When th tarpaulin wa
thrown back mor than fifty bodlea war
disclosed. Men with stretchers quickly
cams on board and th work ot removal
Captain Richard Roberta, seeking Col
onel Astor's body, after a conference with
Commander Lardner ot tha Mackay-Bennett,
ssld there wss no doubt that thi
Identification of Colonel Astor's body
was correct. In th pockets RM0 casa
Th body Identified that of Oeorg
B. Wldener of Philadelphia, waa so mu
tilated that Captala Lardner could not
positively say whether It ws that of Mr.
Wldener or of hi vslst Th body was
burled at sea.
It was predicted that the mere work
ot unloading would take perhap all
day. Aa fast as tha bodies wers put
on ths pier, they were placed In wagons
and taken up the hill to a curling rink,
where they will be prepared for Inspec
tion. Colonel Astor's body was brought off
the ship snd token with others to the
morgue. Captain Lardner ssld ths total
number of bodlea found wss H Of
thess lla, moat of them members of ths
Tltanlc's crew and unidentified, were con
signed to lb ses, and th remaining IM
brought to Halifax. Only eighteen
bodies of women were found afloat. Th
exact number of Identified among th
19 brought here. Captain Lardner pre
ferred to leave to a otatement to be Is
sued by the White Star author! ties.
Chicago Man Killed
and House Set on Fire
.CHICAGO, April A With two bullet
wounds In his body, Peter ' Musso. JS
reara old. employed by an elevated rail
road, was found dead In a burning bed
room f his horn on the North slds
this morning. ,
Neighbors heard two shots fired In
ths Musso apartment several hours be
fore tha body waa discovered.
Mussos body was found on tha ted.
It Is believed be waa abet while asleep.
snd that his assailant sat fire ta the
bed to hid evidence of the crime. A
revolver wtlb three empty cartridges
waa found In a room adjoining tha bed
room. A golf cap and a ahlrt. believed
to hav been left by tha slayer, were
tha only doe found by th police.
Moass's wife and child could not be
found following tha discovery of tb
With Preliminaries Near Close Re-'
sponsibility for Young' Man's
Death Not Disclosed.
SIATE WITNESSES DISAGREE
j Expert Testimony Shows Briggi Sid
Not Fire Fatal Shot
HEARING PRACTICALLY ENDED
Question of Who Fired Shot Haa
I Sot Been Developed.
NATURE OF W0DKS DESCRIBED'
Five Wllaresee Teetlfy at Meralag
Session la Trial at Officer
Aecnacd of Being Reapaaelble
Far Bleat' Death.
' At tha first sitting of th preliminary
hearing of the men charged with man
slaughter, for tha desth of Roy Blunt,
at Papillloa failed to dlecluae whs first
ths shot that death dealt to O young
farmer, the Innocent victim at th con
vict chase of March IS.
But tlv witnesses were examined be- .
for th noon recess. Four of them said
Brlgga fired the first shot. Th fifth
asserted Sheriff Hyers wss th man who
opened fire on tha convicts.
Nat Killed by Brlaas.
Testimony Introduced In tha afternoon t
by Dr. J. A. Peters demonstrate that,
th first shot. If fired by Chief Brigs, j
could not have killed Blunt, th courts .
of th bullet Indicating that It was not
fired from the position where Brigg i
stood. It I pretty clearly established,
though, that Blunt wa killed by a bul-i
let fired by one of the three officer I
unless he was murdered by on ot thsj
convicts. Witnesses gred that th effl-.
did all tha shooting at the convicts. Dr.
Petera I ths surgeon who examined
Blunt' wound after th killing. .
Sai Brlaas Fired First.
Msrlon Minlurn, Amos Ketch. Walter
Drlscoll and James Russell, alt of Spring
field testified thst Brlgga fired first. Th
first twa wers certain as to this. Tha
latter t ao wuuld go no f urthlr man to
ssy Brlggs fired the first shot Th four
told how they darted from Springfield
between JO and 11 o'clock In tha morn
ing and met the convicts and Blunt faca
to tec. They turned back when Blunt
begged them not to shoot, telling, them
If they did not kill him the convict
would, and ths convicts msda threat
to kill Blunt It they would b pursued
When th four ltr were passed by
Brlggs, Trouton and Sheriff Grant Chss
Ih a buggy, they urged th officer not
' Mosjlr Waa Veeley of emtha.'
The officers replied, I'Sa halt with them,
w know our business and w ar going
to get them," aA-ordlnC to the wit
nesses. Brlggs left tb buggy and ran td
th right aid ot th road before tiring.
All these witnesses agreed, that th
convicts returned the fir of th pur
suer almost Immediately after th firing
ot th tint shot by th pursuers. They
aid tha firing continue! until tha sur
render of Money, the only surviving con
vict. They ssld to Ih beat or their knowledg
no on but Ih officers fired at th con
victs After th first (hot ther wa Bring
from th rig containing Trouton and
Chase, but they could not tell who tired
th shot. . .
rilag Is l aerrtala.
fleorg pflug. who with Andrew Clark
started after ths oonvtcta from tb Pflug
farm, said Sheriff Hyers fired th first
shot and be as tha oonvtcta return th
fire at one and It continued until th
Pflug said hs urged th officers not U
hoot while Blunt wa with th convicts.
"Do you know who killed Roy Blunt."
aaked H. C. Murphy of South Omaha, ot
counsel for Brlggs and Traouton.
"No, was th answer.
About twenty witness had bees
subpoenaed by th atato before tb hear
ing waa begun, but at noon It wa an
nounced that probably not mor than,
ten wltneae would be put oa the stand
and tha hearing could be concluded to
day. Th preliminary hearing ia had merely
to determine whether th defendant
hall be discharged or held for trial In
th district court. To warrant holding th
men for trial, the atato must tint ahow
that a crime has been committed and
second that there la probable reason to .
believe th defendant committed It.
A th hearing proceeded, It became
more evident that Interest In th Blunt
case Is on the wane. Beetde Blunt'
widow and other relatlvee and tha wit
ness not mor than SOS person were
John P. Phelps, who took th stand
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