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The Omaha IBjly Bee
Silk Hat Harry
His Side Splitting StunU Ttakily
On Our Magazine Page,
OMAHA. THURSDAY MORNING, MAY
lSflV .OURTEEX PAiiKS.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
. MAX! FAMILIES
High Water Imprisons Thousands of
Persons Under Serious Con
BELIEF MEASURES UNDER WAY
Terrible Situation Exists in Black
River Section, Louisiana.
TKREE PARISHES UNDER WATER
Few Towns Protected by Levees Are
FAMILIES ARE LIVING ON RAFTS
.Man- har Theft with Honri, CowsJ
ntiU Plga Nearly All of Tkrre
rarlbea la ow I nUr
TOKKAS. La.. May l.-Rellef la being
rushed to hundreds of marooned families
in the Hooded territory north of this
place. F nnl depots have bt en f I xe3 at
Iolnts convenient for ,?urpe of distri
bution. Tenlble cuiiditiuna prevail in the Black
nver section. In many instance parent
and their diildren have taken refuge on
rafts, which they share with live aturk.
A. Simmon who arrived from a trip
over Concordia, Catahoula and Tenaaa
parishes, says that all of these parishes
were under water with the exception of
a few towns protected by levees. 1
" The inhabitants are home. ess and des
tltute,' he said, "rtve thousand white
persons along the Black river are In a
desperate fix. The government supplies
received there are Inadequate.
"Many famlll'S expecting the flood
built raftH. and when the water came
ihey moved their houiihold goods aboard.
Homes, cow, piss, chicken, dnga and
cats aro sharing these rafts with the
farmers and their families. The rafts
at anchored to trees and that'a tt.o
way they are living n w.
"The be! low Ink' of the cattle could be
heard a great distance. The people not
oniy need food for themselves, but pro
vender for their live stock."
House Votes Hrllrf.
WASHINGTON. May ..-Nearly rOQ.OOt)
more for the relief of the Mississippi
rle.r Hood sufferers was voted by the.
house committee on appropriations today.
For tiuartcrfinaster's supulk-s, such as
tents, etc., the committee provides 77,
1TS; The commissary department, sup
plying the destitute with food, will re
Heavy During the
Month of April
Receipts of grain on tit local market
(or tha month of April exoaeded the r
celnm of a yar ago by K6.MO bushels.
Despite tha high prices of corn, whirl
would indicate a scarcity, W, more
bushels were received during the month
Just closed than during the aajna month
Jul doped than during the aame month a
year ago. Tha comparative table Is:
WOMAN TICKET AGENT
ADMITS TAKING CASH
CHICAGO. May L-Mary Reynolds, a
ticket agent employed by the Illinois Cen
tral laiiioad, who told the police a atoiy
of being held up and robbed of $lw by
two men In the station last night, con-f-r.sed
today that she had concocted the
story of the robbery and had given tha
money to her sweetheart.
"I took the money and gave It to
Charles Imffy," she said. "We aoon
weie to be married and neither of us had
much money. I might have known I
would be found out. The money la hid
dVn fn a cigar box, burled at the base of
a telegraph pole at One Hundred and
Fifth street and Michigan avenue.'
WOMAN AND HIMSELF
INFATUATED MAN KILLS
KANSAS CITT, May 1. -Crazed with
an infatuation that was not reciprocated
John iKusey. aged 21. went to the resi
dence of Mrs. Florence 8tuin brook, aged
in t fashionable district on the south
ldo here today, shot and fatally wounded !
the woman and then killed himself.
imwr of enotlsM at toax City.
M,i"X CITY. la.. May 1. -(Special.)
Superintendent of Public Safely Charles
O Shonessy today announced the. appoint
ment of liis brother, Michael CShonessy,
ch ef of police to succeed J. B. Richard,
who remains chief of detectives.
Forecast till ? p. m. Thursday:
Fur Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Cloudy and unsettled tonight ana
Thursday; no Important change in tem
Lowest lat fcgM..
lreopltatHa M T .m
tlfTjr ? Urn it
-jsgl X p. m
" t . m
Laral Weather Retard
I'll. !!. 1.
. is a s
lrru;tency in precipitation a.ncc aiarcn
J, M of an tech. ,
keftch-ncy corresponding period. 111. ;
'S or an inca. . I
Uefieiencr cDrrespondin( period, IML j
Amusement Rule is
Bone of Contention at
MINNEAPOLIS. May l.-Already inter,
est la keen among the delegates who as
sembled to attend the opening here today
of the quadrennial general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church as to
what action shall be taken on a proposal
to change the present disciplinarian rules
The rule prohibits dancing, games of
chance, theater-going, circuses and hors;
racing as being "a tendency toward
wordlinesa. The proposition as to its
retention or rejection has been referred
to a committee.
Among the arguments advanced In op
position to retaining the present rule as
given to the committee are:
It violates Christian freedom.
It la a source of constant irritation.
It puis many in an unjust attitude as
disloyal to the church.
U cannot be enforced.
As an uninformed law It brings dis
cipline into contempt.
It keeps many conscientious people out
of the church.
It breeds hypocrlcy.
It has not added to spirituality in the
Arguments for continuing the rule are
The rule voices a protest against
Repeal suggests a backward step mor
al i v.
Many will avoid harmful things be
cause the church directs.
Repeal would be Interpreted with great
publicity as indicating a moral declen
sion. It was stated It probably would be sev
eral days before the real work of the
conference was reached. Only the morn
ings are to be devoted to conference busi
ness, the afternoon being given up to
committees and the evenings to reports
President White of
Coal Miners' Union
is Critically 111
OSKALOOSA. la.. May l.-John P.
White, national president of the fnlted
Mine Worker, of America, was taken
suddenly ill at his Home here today with
severe hemorrhages, caiund by ruptured
blood vessels. Physicians this afternoon
succeeded In stopping the flow of blood,
but the patient la said to be in a serious
condition. Eastern appointments have
been cancelled Indefinitely.
Thomas C. Dawson,
Diplomat, is Dead
WASHINGTON, May l.-Thomss Cleve
land lawson, resident diplomatic of
ficer of the State department, (dled here
early today after an illness of several
seeks wnth a complication Of disease,
Mrs. Dawson, who married tha diplomat
in Bras:! in IW. Several children survive.
Mr. Iswson waa famous for his aklM
In Handling HfflcuH Latln-Amertoan
problems. He -was regarded In Latin
Amerlca as "tha great pacificator" and
time snd again tht service of 'Tom"
Dawson, as ha was familiarly known,
were in demand to smooth things out
when two of the smaller republics to tha
south wera ready to fly at each others
throats or relations between one of them
and tha United State bad been strained
to tha breaking point.
Beginning his college career at Har
vard. Mr. pawson graduated at Tanover
college, Ind., and later took a law course
in Cincinnati! and was admitted to the
bar. Then lie established a newspaper
at Enterprise, Fla. From 18NS to 1883
h practiced law In Iowa and after
another try at journalism waa elected as
sistant attorney general of Iowa, which
position he held from 1801 until 1W4.
He began his diplomatic career In 197.
when tie was appointed secretary of the
legation In Bra si I. After serving with
marked distinction as minister to several
of the Latin-American countries, he came
to Washington as resident diplomatic
officer In 1WT. Since then he had been
sent to Central America on various Im
Price of Beef Now
Highest for Years
NEW TORK. May L-Tho wholesale
and retell price of beef has reached the
highest point In twenty years in this city.
Prices haVe been climbing steadily for
three weeks, and packers'say that aith
corn at SI cents a bushel the farmers are
not feeding rank.
Potatoes, too, are welling at record
.prices and scarcity of pruductton is
given as the rauie. A Washington mar
ket dealer said today thai ;' It had not
been for the importation of the low j
trade English potatoes recently there j
would have been a potato famine in New j
The marketing committee of the stale . preference as lo whether I or Mr. Taft
food invesiiiratlna; commission has been ' should be nominated as president. It
lold that there Is an extreme ahortag. ' would seem unlikrly that a majority of
in butter. i the voters would both vote for the dele-
Wtiliam E. Kklnner of Denver, presi- J gates pledged to me and at the same
dent of the International Livestock Ex- ! time eiprees a preference for Mr. Taft.
position association, who la here aiys: j but apparently this Is what has happened.
"We have tot Into bad shape In this j "Sim h being the case, and on the as
country through not having been pre- sumption that the preferential vote Is
pared for the period through wHich wa for Mr. Taft. I hereby announce that I
paaaed during the last five ytars. I 1 hall expect these delegates at lanes to
mean the farming of tha range- In other j disregard the pledge to support me and
worda, the range has almost entirely ; support Mr. Taft. and If any one of
disappeared and most of tha land form- : them hesitates so to do I shall Imme
erly given over to graiing has been set- j dlately write htm and urge him with all
tied by farmers. The farmer has U yet ; the emphasis and insistence in my power
adjusted himself to live stck gi owing." j ,h lH" nd support
RUSSIA NOT YET INVITED
to panama imposition
ST. PETERSBURG, May L-The de
partment for expositions of the ministry
of commerce, explained today that It
had received through the foreign of flea
iivjulrtes aa to whether It proposed to
natUc.Da.t0 In the Panama-Pacific exoo-
, sitioa at San Francisco. The latest query
!as from the Austrian embassy. In re
ply, the answer being made on March
! a. it was stated that ft waa not the
Russian goremnwwt w 1
purpose of C.
participate, it was, however, added that
. . . . . . . ,
this was In no senss a decision aa no t
.-.,,. (... . .. .j, ... . ,
had heen received and consequently the j "Predion f the gnulne desire precisely.
.. ,,, not nn, , ,. . If nominated. I should desire to get
, , h..tr at the polls the genuine exprealon of the
minister of commerce, M. Tunaaboff, or "
to the cabinet. , 1 (Continued on Page Two.)
. : . '.1'
SITUATION IN BAY
STATE IS MIXED
President Taft is Given Preference
Vote by Plurality of About
EOOSEVELT DELEGATES CHOSEN
Eight from State at Large Are for
TELLS THEM TO VOTE FOR TAFT
Former President Requests that
They Obey Preference Vote.
RESULTS IN THE DISTRICTS
Taft Carries Mnc of Them aal the
Colonel Five Part uf Mtxaa
la Dae tt Errors by
BOSTON, Mass., May 1. Massachusetts
emerged today from Its first prcstdentl.'.l
preferential primary election to find thai
the republican voters had expressed a
preference for the renominatiou of Presi
dent Taft. but notwithstanding had given
Colonel Roc neve It eighteen of the thirty
six delegates to the national convention.
Roosevelt leaders said today that the
Taft preference would have no effect n
the eighteen delegates chosen for Hoosa
Velt, and that the expression of the vot
ers for Taft would be disregarded.
The democratic voters of the state ex
pressed a preference for Speaker Champ
Clark, although a majority of the dele
gates to Baltimore will .go pledged to
Returns from 1.4C7 out of 1,030 election
Republican (presidential preference) La
Fohette, l.iSS; Hoowvelt, Taft.
Delegatcs-at-Large Haxter (heading
Honsfvelt grout". 7.. 121. Crane (heading
Taft group), 66.K7S.
Democratic (presidential preference.
Clark, IV.m; Wilson, s.lN
Delgate-at-Large 'oughlln 4 pledged
to Fossi, r,M, Williams (for preference
Just how Massachusetts could send an
evenly divided de'.egatton to Chicago
while on the preference vote Taft has a
pluarallty of S.titO over Koosevclt Is partly
explained by the wording of the state
presidential ieferentuI primary law, en
acted two month a ago. By that law
every voter, to have his vote recorded,
was compelled to mark each delegate-at-large
of hi party, there being no circle
for voting b groups. The law enabled
hundreds of voters to mark the eight
names In the delegation headed by C. H.
Haxter and styled "for Theodore Roose
velt and then express a preference for
Taft on another part of the ballot.
Fosm Delegation F. lee ted.
On the democratic ticket although ten
of the fifteen candidates for delegates
at -la iff a to Baltimore were either pledged
lo or Indicated to 'be "for" Governor
Fosa, tht.ro waa no Foas name in the
presidential preference column. Speaker
Clark, whose name did apptar In the
preference, and who defeated Oovernor
Wilson by a vote of 2 to 1, did not have
a single pledged delegate on the Mt.
Many of the democratic district dele
gates were elected pledged to Kosx.
Another Incident which some observers
say may have a bearing on the selection
of a Roosevelt delegatlon-at-large with
a Taft preferential, was the sandwiching
In of the name of former mate senator
Frank Selbcrtlch, "pledged to Taft." be
tween the Roosevelt and Taft groups.
Mr. SeiberOch claimed today that he was
111 treated by the Taft managers and
therefore ran independently. Reports
from many precincts show that hundred?
of ballots were thrown out because vot
ers had invalidated their ballots by vot
ing for nine Instead of eight- names, be
ginning wltb Melbertlch snd going through
the entire regular Taft column of eight
names. The spaco between the name of
Selbertlch and the Taft group was slight
Kvery one of the eighteen Taft dele
gates Is "pledged for Taft " while all of
the eighteen Roosevelt delegates are "for
Hook veil He leases Delosratra.
OYKTKR BAY, N. V.. May ..-Colonel
Roosevelt renounced his claim today to
the eight delegutes-at-laige to the repub
lican national convention elected for htm
in Massachusetts yesterday. He tele
graphed that he would expect them to
viae for President Taft, taking Hit- ac
tion. Im said, because of the 'act that
President Taft carried the sla'.'j on the
presidential preferential ot.
Colonel Roosevelt announced his deci
sion In a statement, copte of which ha
telegraphed to each of tha eight delegates
at large elected yesterday. The statement
"In Massachusetts the ballots contained
the names of eight candidates for dele-
KateB at prlmed unor each the
Worn 'pledged to vote for Thesdore
Roosevelt." and also contained a column
I in which the voter was to express his
1.4-t ike People Rale.
vital to the Present and future welfare
(of thia nation. My success Is of value
only as an Incident to securing trie
triumph of these principles. Foremost
among these principles Is the right of
the people to rule and the duty of their
representatives really to represent them,
in Dominating conventions no less than
in executive or legislative offices. In the
majority of the rank and file of the
republlc"n w,"h nw""1"'
ini men eiiunij so nut wish i'
"Mr aim has been to get the genuine
tun the oBrooklyn Eagle.
MESSAGE ONJAPANESE CASE
Kikado's Government Not Trying- to
Acquire Land in Mexico.
PAPERS SENT TO THE SENATE
State Department Objected to Pro
posed gale of Tract hy tmerlrss
"yndleate to a J spa near
WASHINGTON. May l.-Presldent Taft
today Informed the senate that the le
paVtment of Htate haa no evidence what
ever adequate to show any acquisition of
land or any Intention or dea.re to acquire
land, whether dirwetly or Indirectly. In
Mexico, by or on the part of the Im
perial Japane. government. The presi
dent's message a as In reftpoi.e to a sen
ate resolution calling for Information re
garding an alleged purehane of land at
Magdalena bay by the Japanese govrn
meiit or by a Japanese company.
Secretary Knox In his report said that
the rumors regarding a Jananea pur
chase evidently arose from an American
syndicate's efforts to dispose of lands
near Magdalena bay to a Japanese syndi
cate. An effort waa made to ascertain
the attitude of the American government
toward such a .transacatlun, since the
syndicate felt that Japanese capitalists
would not care to con nu mate the pur
chase without the approval 9! the Japan
ese government gad that the latter would
not give Its approval unless assured the
transaction would not be unobjectionable
to the United Ptates.
Objection l state Department.
The mat department made it Plain
(list the transfer would be "so obviously
a cause of regret to the American govern
ment that It would appear unnecessary
further to comment on the disposition
of the federal government in the prem
ises." The measage precipitated a debate la
the senate. Senators Ms con and Lodge
concurred In the opinion that If the Mon
roe doctrine did not cover the situation
a new doctrine, covering It could be cre
ated. Explaining Ills reasons for calling for
the correspondence Mr. Iodge said It was
to prevent the development of any embar
rassing situation with reference to Mexico
and Japan, lie said the time had come
when the t "lilted Htatns should take the
position that neither directly nor In
directly could any foreign government
obtain the control of land In this hem
isphere thst might constitute a menace
to the t'nlted States.
Senator Ray nor said that If Japan es
tablished a baae of supply or coaling sta
tion In Mexico he would regard the act
as a declaration of war.
Lumber Roads Will
Fight Tap Line Order
tT. LOCKS. Mo., May I.- Of ft -era of
St. Louis lumtermen's organisations an
nounced this morning they had com
pleted arrangements for an Immediate
fight against the ruling of the Interstate
Comintn e com mission, declaring lumber
tap lines not common carrier railroads
and cutting them off from a weekly In
come of thousands of dollars through
The lumbermen plan to file a petition
for an Injunction against all the big
toads of the south went to prevent them
putting the new tariffs Into effect.
Theae tariffs have been suspended al
most a 'year, but were released by the
ruling. If they are put Into effect they
will cut off hundreds of short roads In
the southweat from a portion of th
through rate on traffic hauled over thetn
and the big trunk lines.
The National Capital
Wrelnenslns, May 1, 1012.
President Taft submitted Tpeelal m
ssse saying there waa no evidence that
Japan had acquired or attempted to se
cure land at Magdalena bay.
Henatnr Works chara'-tirised Titanic
lnvrfTgation as of unreasonable and un-
Senator lea introduced resolution pro
viding ror return to attorney general of
his reyponsn on the harvester trunt. on
the grounds that it was not a roper reply.
Debate followed the president a Mag
dalena message, which was refereed to
the foreign relations committee.
Met at noon.
Considered miscellaneous legislation on
Appropns tiers committee failed to re
port an appropriation for the commerce
Foreign relations committee reported
favorably Sulser bill establishing merit
system in consular service.
Merchant marne commute arr4 to
Mil to rviin,el foreign owned steamnhti
to comply with same life preserving re il
lation as required of American owned
the Matter with the Bleachers?
House Committee is
Trying to Kill New
Court of Commerce
WASHINGTON, May I -Hy falling to
report an appropriation fur the recently
created commerce court, the houee com
mit tea on appropriations today sought
lo abolish 11. at tilbunal. The general
supply hill for the legislative. Judicial
and executive branches of the govern
ment la a wholesale attempt at re
duction of government expenses.
The bill proposes a reduction of the
salary uf the secietary to the president
from ST.riOO to K'UO, the old figure, and
the abolition of tha I e part ment Com
merce and Labor of the llureaua of
Manu-factures and Htatlstlcs.
It la further' proposed to abolish the
mints at Fan Francisco. New Orleans and
at Carson Oty, Nev., and the assay of
fice at Boise, Ida : Charlott4 N. ' ;
lealwood. 8. P.; Helena, Mont.: Heattla.
Wnsh., and Halt l.ake v'lly, I'tah. 8an
Francisco would get an assay office In
lieu of Its mint.
Director Ismay Not in
Contempt of Court
WASHINGTON. May l.-J. Bruca la
may, managing director of tit Interna
tional Mercantile Marin company, and O.
II. IJghtoller and J. 0. Dossil, offerer
of tha Titanic, were Immune from the
ubpoenna issued by the IM.trlrt of Col
umbia supreme court requiring their pres
ence to testify In a civil action brought by
Mrs. Ueorge Robin of New York, and
contempt proceedlnga will not tie Insti
tuted against them. It waa declared today.
The threa men wera served with sum
monses yesterdsy. Wit went to New York
after engaging counsel to represent them.
Contempt proceedlnga were threatened,
but It developed today that because the
KiiKllshmen were under subpoena from
the United Ktate senate no other process
could be served o them for a period of
twenty-four hour after their release by
K. J. Uunn of New York, a recalcitrant
witness before the senate committee In
vestigating the Titanic disaster, hss been
released. Dunn had testified that the
White mar Una ofriclala received positive
Information of the Titanic disaster twelve
hours before Ihey made It public, but
he declined to divulge to the committee
the Identity of his Informant. Senator
Smitn will seek light on this and other
matters In Nea York.
Wool Prices Higher
at Wyoming Ranches
KAWI.INS, W)0., flay 1- (Xpeclal.)
The wool clip of the Carbon County
Hheep and Cattle rompany, one of the
largest in soutnern Wyoming, haa bean
dleiHised of lit private sale. The price
was nut medeputHV, but it wss said
that the wool brought right around It
Wool thus far sold in this seeiion haa
brought from 3 to 1 rents mure xr pound
than the same wool brought a year ago.
and It Is believed that price will go
still higher. The heavy losses of sheep,
due to two severe winters and two sum
mer drouths, and the unprwedented
shipments to market during the fall of
ll and the rail of KM. greatly curtailed
the production of wool. and. viewed from
every angle. It Is the prediction that
wool will go to 20 and 22 cents.
KfH'K SPRING. Wyo.. May 1. I. Spe
cial. I The following wool clips have been
sold during (he lat few days: Hlslr
Hay. n.un pounds, 1 cents; Kd llife,
ITi.MI pounds, is cent-; Poston .Bros..
lm.OW pounds, IS cents: Chris Juel, I'O.U
pounds, lVs cents.
HAIIKISI lu;. Pa.. May I.-The repub
I lican state convention today waa domtn
j atcd by delegates favoring Colonel Roose
j veil and It adopttd a "progressive" p!at
j form which lauded Uooseveit and omitted
! mention of President Tsft or the work
of his admlnlstratlon.
The following ticket waa named:
Ktate treasurer. Kobert K. Young,
Auditor general. A. W. Powell. Pitts
burgh. Congpessmen-st-larg": Fred E. IVwia,
Allentown: Arthur R. Kuplev. Carlisle.
John M. Murin. Pittsburgh; Anderson II.
! Tsrw (alaradw Drlemlei far Taft.
BRIGHTON", Colo.. May 1 -Delegate
j to the national republican convention
from toe First dl-irt selected today are
1 W. Bmlth of Jefferson i-ounty and O.
W. Johnson of Bouklor county. Instructed
HEALTH BOARD STIRS ROW
Criticism of the Two Institution,
for Lack of Equipment.
FRIENDS ARE UP IN ASMS
Goveraae lias Sol Vet area It e part
Haa of ber Will
(From a Staff Correspondent )
IJNCOLN. May l.-(8peclal.-The ad
verse report on Cotner and Omaha Medl-
: cat colleges haa stirred up something of
a rumpus In tha board of secretaries of
ithe Board of Health. From atatements
of other members of the board of secre
taries It appears the adverse report I
I that of lr. Fall of Beatrice and la not
signed by any other of the member..
One ofMhe members aald today that Dr.
i Fall left the meeting before the discus
sion of the question waa concluded and
! that aftar hi departure the other mem
j bars of the board had derided not la
make any report on the auhlect until the
j meeting of May I. Ir. Fall, however,
i filed hi report with Ktsle Muiietintendent
lielsell, who I tha secretary of tha
Hoard of Health. Mr. lielsell has not
given out the report and under, tha Mr.
cumatsjices. decline In ay what II ooa
talns. It 1 learned from oth.r aoura,
however, that the two choulr ar rrttt
vixen for lack of equipment: In the ras
of tha Otnaha Institution thai being In
tha lab-aralory department, which will
be remedied by III construction of the
new building now under construction.
The friends f Cotner, which adhere to
tha eclectic school of medicine, freely
charge professional blaa a having fig
ured In the matter. Oovernor Aldrlch
said ha had not seen the report, but
that tha board would Investigate fur II
celf before acting on It.
Voder Or Place.
A. I,. Cavinesa, who haa Just been ap
pointed a member of tha male Normal
board, haa resigned as a member of tha
board of cxsmlneis for city high school
and lite certificates. W. A. Voder of
Omaha, county superintendent of boug
laa county, haa been named t'j succeed
him on tha latter board.
Major Amies, deputy warden at the
penitentiary, la to nuk a trip to leaven
worth to took Into the ytem of prison
management there aa aoon the murder
trial growing out of penitentiary affairs
are concluded In the district court.
K. B. IJeattle was awarded the contract
for the stste aid bridge to be constructed
over the Klkhorn river near Arlington.
It la lo lie of steel, ISO-foot .pan, resting
on concrete piers. Tha contract price Is
Commandant llllyartt of lha IMdlers'
and Bailors' home at Mllford will retire
about May ID. He la desirous of settling
up soma pending matters before making
tha transfer to his successor. Captain
The Northwestern road haa appealed
from a verdict of Ill.iV) damages awarded
William Mowers by the district court of
Hutt county. Bowera wa an engineer and
Inst an eye as the result of the explosion
of the glass In a lubricator, he alleging
the mechanism wsa defective.
J. A Hper. alio l a member of th
(Aorutlv committee of the National Asso
ciation of Public Relief officials has re
ceived the program of the annual con
vention, which meets at Cleveland, O..
June Thia meeting Immediately pre
cedes the national convention of the So
ciety of Charities and Correction.
LINCOLN PUTS UP $10,000 TO
BE STOPPING PLACE IN RACE
CHICAGO, May l.-tecretary C. W.
French of the Aero Club of America to-
j day notified officials of the Aero Club
of Illinois that Uncoln. Neb., had put
up $16. ft necesaary to become a control,
or stopping place, for the aaropianes !n
the American grand circuit aeroplane
race planned for Pept ember, with Chi
cago as ttte central point. James S.
Stephens, general manager of th 19U
aviation meet committee, said that other
plans were making rapid progress,.
FRIENDLESS MAN DIES
AFTER APOPLECTIC STROKE
Without a friend or relative la the
world to grieve over bun. Jama Godfrey,
aged V rears, died last night at 8t
Joseph's hospital, a few momenta after
he had been taken three In the ambulance
from hla room at a cheap lodging house
at IW7 Douglas street. Godfrey haa been
working In a street denning gang for the
last few days and I'ttle Is known of him.
He had brcn lil all evening and S'Jd
denly he lapsed Into unconsciousness,
supposed to be th mult of apoplexy.
Tha coroner will hold an Inquest today.
IN BLUNT CASE
Bripg, tnd Hyert Kntt Answer for
Manslaughter, While Trontoa
ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE BONO
Attorneys for Defendant Will Ask
for .Separate Trials.
ENTIRE POSSE HAY BE GUILTY
Sweeping Argument to that Effect
Hade by Prosecutor.
CHANGE OF YJUUE PROBABLE
Believed that Cltlaraaktp at Sarpy
laaaty la Ma Prejadlred that It
Waald Be laapoaalble ta ;
Hare Fair Trial. i
Chief of Police John Brtgga of gout It
Omaha and Sheriff A. A. Ilyera of Lin
coln, charged with manslaughter for tha
death of Roy Blunt, tha young farmer,
who waa killed In the convict chasa of
March IS. wera held for trial in the dis
trict court by County Judg Jennings K.
Wheat of Harpy county at Papllllon yea-
Deputy Ctste Fire Warden John O.i
Trouton of South Omaha, who wagi
with Brigg In the chase of the core
victs, waa discharged by Judge Wheal,
who held that the evidence conclusively'
showed Trouton took no part In th
Judge Wheat admitted llrlcg anil
llyers to ball In C i00 each and releaaed
them on their own recognisance until to
them on their own recognisance until'
thia morning. They procured gurety
bond In th required sums and malle4
them to the court laat night. '
Tw Ash Chanel- Vrsae,
H. C. Murphy of Mouth Omaha, of coun
set for Brlggs, and former Senator K. 3:
Hurkrtt, attorney for Hyers, announced!
they will demand separate trial and'
rhang of venue, declaring they believe!
the cltlsenshls nf Karpy county la My
prejudiced glnt their clients that they;
could not secure a fair and Impartial!
trial In the county.
I'nder the statute th district court
must grant the request for separate
trials. Motion for change of Venus probJ
bly will be filed, argued and paased upon'
early In the May term of district court.;
which will begin May with District
Judge Travis of Platlsmouth on thai
bench. There may be a prolonged batlK
an tha change of venua matter, and It !
unlikely thai th rasa will come to actual
trial before neat autumn.
Judg Wheat ruled shortly stl.r I
o'elork. Attorney Murphy followed Mr.
Burkett with brief argument for thai
release of Brtggi early In tht afternoon
and County Attorney Jameaon aloaed the
argument with a brief- oammlng up ot
iiiv iiniem "" -
la preornllnf hK arf umenta for lb)
state County Allerney W. N. Jamason.
no only racommended that the defendanta
be held to tba district court, but he mad
tha sweeping and sensational argument1
that every member ot the posse thati
pursued th fugitive convict 1 equally
guilty of manslaughter with th threa!
Deelarea Jaaaeaaa la Vrssi,
Former Senator E. J. Burkett. attorney
for Hyers. moved that tha complaint
against hi client be dismissed and pro.
ceded lo a lengthy argument for th
motion. II declared tha county attorney
right In aaylng all member of th poss
ar guilty It th threa accused offflcerat
are guilty, but h went on to contend
that Jameson waa wrong In assuming
that any are guilty.
Th dismissal motion mad practically
no change In tha situation. Th com
plaint having been filed. It already de
volved upon County Judg Jennings N.
Wheat to either dismiss th defendant
or hold them for trial In th district
Officer Ar f aelleard.
Mr. Jameson briefly reviewed th avU
dene, lie aald l or eight wltneasea
nave teatlmony sufficient to prove beJ
i yond doubt that tha officer opened flr
on tha convicts before the latter did any
shooting and that tha officers had been
cautioned not to shoot until Roy Blunt)
should be safe, lie then declared that)
In hi opinion all the pursuers. Including1
more than IS farmera and cltlaena of,
Hprlngflrld and Papllllon. are guilty of
manslaughter, under a statute which)
make all persona present at 'a horaiddw
Jameson cited a federal case In which
a manslaughter complaint waa filed)
against a sentry who accidentally killed
a woman while shooting at an escaped1
Tha sentry was released on a writ of
habeas corpus on a ahowing that b dad
not know the woman waa wlthla rangs.
the court holding that had h known th
woman was nearby and had h tagen tha
! risk of shooting her be would have been
guilty of manelaughter.
CwMvlrte Wera Desperate.
Mr. Burkett maintained that the con
vict were desperate men and that under
the atatutee defining manslaughter the
officers are not guilty. Ha then launched
out upon an oration In which ha aald ba
believed tha county attorney had been
pushed Into making complaints when h
did not wish to do so. He demanded to
know why Jameson had not complained
agalnat all the members of the post.
"You would have had a mora eiciUnc
time thaa you have had," ssld Mr.
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