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THE OMAHA, WMDXKSDAV. AHa'ST IS, U:.
GIYEU TO SLAYER
Chicago Man Who Lired ilh Fair
mont, Neb., Girl Sent to Tort ,
COU1T ADMINISTERS SCORING
CiTTCAGO, Aon. 17. (Special.)
Hobrt Larson, an . engraver, who
lived with M I Pearl Gallagher of
Fairmont, Neb.,' for several months
without the formally of marriage, and
who visited at the girl's borne repre
senting that the two had been mar
ried, wae sentenced to a term of two
yeara '! Tort Leavenworth prison
yesterday by Judge K. M. Lendls
fter the court bad aeverely acored
the man and told him the Mann
.whiteslave act waa made for Just
such pertom aa be.
Lsirson had rarted with his wife when
h nxt Mlu Oilltihw, a csMr at a
.roe v tug picture theater.
Vlalt to Fatrsaoat,
Aa arquatotsnceshlp wilted In apart
ment lire In different part of the clijr
and finally a Journey to a tarm near
ralrmont. Neb., where the slrts r-srsnt
lived. There the two represented them
aelree as man and wife, and Larson wa
arretted upon his return on April I of
"Be you went with thla woman to Fair
mont and paseed yourself off to her
parent a her huebandT commented
Judae Lendls. "Tou atuck your guilty
less under thla heneat farmer table and
partook of hi food, having lied to him
atout your relation with hi daughter.
Not only that; you were unprincipled
enourh to take hie money te pay the
fare of the woman and yourself bark to
Chicago, where you acted a a procurer
for the woman."
Tired ml Wosnaa Plea.
' At thia Juncture counsel for Larson In
terposed. . "Don't you think that this woman waa
much to blame as Larson was 7"
"Whenever there Is a dirty, nasty case
opened up In this court." responded the
Judge, "they com Into court here and
tell me that the woman I to blame. I'm
getting tired of It. Where did you get
the money on which you lived with this
woman after you cam back to Chicago?"
fUrl Pal4 tka Real.
"My father sent some of It to me and
(the woman paid some of the room rent, t
don't think I am any more to blame than
the r-omui la."
""The woman It' always the woman,"
eald the Judge. "I suppose that you hold
Jier blameworthy because she ceased to
imipport you. This la one of the worst
propositions of Its kind that ever came
hefore me. The caae combines all the
Moments which the Uana act was de
uraed to cover."
"But the woman," the defendant began
- "O, stt down and keep still," the Judge
eald , firmly. 'Two year In the federal
f-enttenUary st Leavenworth."
SEA BREAKS IN
(Contln'Md from Fage One.)
iliaa been reported her, but ail liousea
rn the sea wall have been destroyed.
3oats on the main atresta are taking
people ', from buildings -to the Vnlted
mates transport Buford i , ,
tars Still IUlnc.
TOPEKA. Kan..' Aug. t?.-The 'general
,ffflce of the Atchison, Topeka Santa
'e railroad here today received a report
.rem the agent at Wallls, Tes., the neer-K-at
point to Galveston with whUh ths
local officials were able to communicate,
that the storm1 wss still raging there,
svhil ths wind had a velocity St seventy
ijlv miles an hour. -' '.' "
. laCoraaatlen Meaarer,
DALLAS. Tax., Aug. IT. Only meager
Information was available at noon today
coaoernlng th terrtflo troplaal storm that
!eterday struck th Taxes coast, flood
ing Galveston, and then swept Inland,
'doing heavy damage to crops and farm
Co far as known ao lives were lost.
Galveston, Houston and Beaumont, three
f th principal cities of south Texas,
Were still cut off from wire communica
tion. A brief wireless dispatch stating
that Galveston, after weathering one ef
the woret storms In fifteen years, was
; under flv feet of water, brought th
only definite Information in several hours
'concerning the fsts of ths coast cities.
concerning which many rumors had- been
While wire enmmuntcatton with Beau
mont and Houston remained cut off. lit'
;tle anxiety was felt for those citle as
'they are situated sonte distant' fruia
i th coast and were believed safe from
'high gulf water. . .
Mar Mere Northward
While more definite reports concerning
damage along the coast were awaited the
storm apparently had swept Inland. No
ideftr.lt reports concerning InSond atorm
havoc were available. I'nlted .States
weather bureau official! aaid that from
javailable reports the storm must have
moved Inland In a northwesterly dlrec
,tio west of Galveston, heading for cen
tral Ttias. Barometric disturbances, tl
,weather observer said. Indicated that
the storm's path mtsht be similar to that
K'f the rnt tt'irm of which swell
over Galveston, destroying the Uvea of
t.ltj people end then traveled northward
through Oklahoma. Kanaaa and Iowa. In
'iaiveslon, Houston and Beaumont a
group of lesaer town were cut off from
.communication with the outaide world.
but greatest anxiety waa felt for Galvee
(lon. Pereona familiar with condition In
ih coast city believed the water reported
fHre feet deep In the streets was from
heavy rains and not from the sea. Latest
.Weaion reuori iiM-miouInf the sea
wall said that stru.'tur was holding back
rti.e storm-laahed gulf perfoctiy. ttcports
that severe! vexaela In Galveaton harbor
jhad found rrj In the roun water were
loasmucn aa the wtrelcaa ditpsU'b re
ceived from Galveatoa till forenoon gave
mo IndUallon of heavy damage it waa be
lieved the stoi-m' crealoat havoe prob
it.l was wrought on the mainland, where
not and farm butut k alixig tlie
--ajrtal plains were at the merry of the
w ir.d, b')e veiocltjr at timea reached
aeteutir mllrs an hour. I'd l iU'd btaie
weather service Save tue loisabimct of
:h ee-tWa ample warning and it waa
Uiioe4 awuet ef tbew took adraotas
LEO FRANK DIES
VICTIM OF MOB;
If'ontlnued from rage One.)
lama, from a dormltoiy and "ered with
Prreletent reports earljr today wrr thet
Prank had been lynched. For hour
afterward no trace of the automoblloa
bearing the parly could he four.d, but
at daylight newspaper men picked up th
trail st a nlit on Little river, near
K.atonvllle. Oa J. K. Jarkenn. a white
farmer, living near a bridge over the
Little river, eald that shortly sflrr mll.
nleht he hesrd severs) automobiles strip
thre. 80011 siterward lie heurd loud
talking and then many shots. He heard
the autnmnhlles leave In the direction of
Eatonvllle alter the firing. A hurried
sean-h of the lmme1lie vicinity failed
to reveal enythlng that would Indicate
that Frank hnd met aummary vengeance
The armed men arrived at the prison
farm practically unnoticed. Alt means
of wire communication from the Institu
tion to Mlltedgevllle, three miles awsy,
were destroyed, and all wires, except on
telephone line from Mlllegevllle, also
. Five men went to the ho:se of Warden
T. J. Pmlth, awakened him and made
him prlaoner. At the same time a small
squad of men went to the home of J.
M. Burke, superintendent of the farm.
Burke waa forced to go with them to the
gate neareat the dormitory. Tie party
rushed In, got Frank, and hurried him to
one of the automobile. U4 was forced
down Into the car. while a member of
the perty Is ssld to have flourished a
rope In front of him. Thone who had
been guarding Warden Smith left him
and Joined the party at the gates. The
automobile then started, off In a north
With only a limited number of guard
at th prison and wire communication
with Mllledgevtlle Interrupted, Immediate
pursuit wa Impossible.
Absence of definite new that Frank
had been lynched caused many to bellev
that pnaslbly friend took him iwir and
that th display of the rope and the
shooting were parts ef a plan to cover
the real Intentions of the party. Frank
was sufficiently recovered from the
wound In his throat. Inflicted by another
prisoner a month ago, to leave the prison
fteperlatendeat le Ilandeaffed.
"I waa caiied to the door Just as I
wss preparing to retire," said Captain
J. M. Burke, superintendent of the state
prison farm today. "Two etrong men
grabbed me and snapped handcuffs on my
wrtats. Four others stood guard over me.
I remonstrated and they declared It waa
no use for me to squirm as they had come
for Leo Frank and were going to get
'I waa marched up to the penitentiary
building by a guard which waa doubled
as we proceeded. When we reached the
building a demand waa mad fur th
gat to be opened. Meanwhile one of the
men began ' cutting the wire and In
formed th prisoner If he did not open
It he would he killed a aoon an en
trance waa effected. The gste was un
locked and a night guard came forward.
but he was Immediately ' covered and
ordered to throw up hi hand. When
half way tip th step a dosen men
rushed by me and made a ' dash for
Prank's room. One prisoner declared that
four men took Frank by his arm and
lege, while a fifth grabbed him by the
hair and he was dragged out and bumped
down the atone . stops.. Frank did not
utter a word, but apparently was suffer
ing Intensely snd groaned from pain In
flicted In handling him In hi wounded
condition. The effalr was all over within
five minute, It seemed to me.
'purlnf the entire time 1 was hand
cuffed and under guard. The whole pro
cedure waa well ordered an methodical
and only a few word were spoken. A
leader did ail the talking. Only two of
the men were maekod. but I did not
rgnlse sny of them. The leader said.
'Now, boys, (or the swamp.' Then In leas
time than It takes to tell It, they were
Mra. Freak Wa ttxpertlag It.
Mr. Leo M. Frank received the new
that her huaband bad. been lynched In
a manner that led those present to be
lieve that she had been expecting it. Khe
was preparing to go to en uncle's home
at Athens. Ga., when she wss told what
had occurred. Bhe I reported bearing
MOB MKMHKH AHVt ASSaSSIN
learsser Uaveraer Slato aa Alt at
Theiu Skoula Ue llaaSed.
BAN ritANCIHOO. fai., Aug. IT.-Kor-mer
(Invwnor John W. fllalon of Oaor
Sla, wlio as clilet executive of that stats
tommuled to lire Imprisonment the sen
tence of death paesail upon Leo M. Frank,
and who Is here Vlsttlns; th Panama-Pacific
exposition, was Informed early this
morning thut Frank liad probably been
lynched. lie expressed himself as deaply
shocked and Indignant.
"The a t was a consummate oulrato."
said Mr. Blaton, "and every man en
raged In tbe lynching should he hanged,
for he I an asaaasln.' Such an act Is
contrary to the rlvllltntlon of Georgia
and on whlctf every good clllxen will
"1 could use no langust too con
demnatory. 1 tllave th governor of
tleorgla will use all the power of th
slat to puniah the malefactors, who dis
regarded th civilisation OX Georgia. '
Their act was on of cowardice, ahlih
belongs alone to tha aaaasatu.
"I am shockad and horrified taycnit
expraaalon. Any man who ajpro oa of
thia aollon of tha mob ot murderers Is
tmwortry to be a tleorgtan.
"Any man or nawspapcr wM' U con
dones this offense ought to b driven
Boys and Girls
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rOTKXJTO TO trx
If jam ro to sckcal ta Omaka,
Caaaul B.u(f sr S-tscaaea, Jt Sea
aaea M it U U MM a4 vhti yoas
kajna la ear bava. ta vul taaa
b rtgat ia Uu ttar cm r Vas loo
nut of the elate. But the conduct ef this
miners Me mob of asaaantna la th con
duct of the same sort of people, who
shoot a men from behind a frtiea or mur
der a woman from a cowardly heart.
"If I knew of eny stronger language, I
would uee It."
IIOVEK.IOR HtRRIS NOTIFIED
Kxecatlve Will Jkrt it Aaheg by
Sheriff to Dm Se.
ATLANTA, Oa., Aug. iT. Jovernor
Hani waa notified of Leo Frank's re
moval early this morning by newpaier
men. lie said as aoon ai he wss for.
mally notified ly the sheriff of Bsldwln
county snd asked for aid, a required by
th Georgia law before he can take ac
tion, he would make every effort to liave
the mem her a of the mob arrested and
"t am both ehocked and grieved," eald
th governor, "and I feel that a great
wrong has been done end that the people
of our stste will not look with approval
upon If '
IfllTOnr OP TUB FHAK CASK
Girl Mar ere 4 fa Pencil Factory
Nearly Twt Tear Aaro.
Leo M. Frank wa found gulUy of the
murder of Mary F hag an on Auguat 25,
1813, and sentenced to be hanged. He
waa th superintendent of the National
Pencil company, In Atlanta, In the base
ment of which the girl' body wa
found by a night watchman on th night
of April V,
Repeated attempt were mad In the
late court to obtain a new trial for
Frank, but without succees. Efforts to
obtain a writ ef habea corpua In the
federal court at Atlanta, and finally In
the Buprem Court of the United Btates
wer futll also.
On the nlgnt of June M. this year, two
day before the date set for th prison
er's execution, he was removed from the
county Jail In Atlanta and rushed to the
tat prison farm upon orders from Gov
ernor filaton, now retired. The next day
the governor announced that he had
granted a petition made In Frank's be
half, asking that his death sentence be
commuted to life Imprisonment.
A few weeks ago, an attempt was made
by J. WUItam Creen, another life term
convict, to kill Frank by cutting his
throat. Frank' oonditlon wa serious
for some day, but It was announced re
cently that he practically had recovered.
NEBH41KANI lO!DKM. TUB ACT
Llaela People Dee la re Ueorarlat Ilea
Pat Blgr Blot oa Record.
(From a Staff Oureapondcnt.)
LINCOLN. Aug. 17.-flpeclnl.)-Con-demnallon
of th action of the Georgia
mob, which took Lao Frank from th
Georgia penitentiary laat night and hung
him. I generally expressed by IJncoln
people who read the account of the lynch-
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Ing In STieclal edition of the IJncoln
It I th general opinion that the act
will rwflvt little credit on the ate of
Georgia, and still less if the authorities
make no effort to spprwhend th mur
derers, for such moat of the people look
noon the men who perpetrated the deed.
They sppear to feel that ther wae a
question a to the guilt of Frank, and
In that ease th death of the ronv.ed
man I to be deplored, for some day K
might be how-n, a has been the case
before, that the man was Innocent.
RIVER CONGRESS TO
FRAME A PROTEST
(.Continued from Page One.)
on a natural trade route. Is to derive
any benefit from the Panama canal, the
Improvement of the Mlaeourl river la In
etnntly apparent. The Mlantaslppl river
pre eon La a natural outlnt Into the Gulf
of Mexloo ror Houth American trade. If
this Is to be taken advantage of, espe
cially by our grain ahlppcra, additional
profit can be secured through th cutting
out of th middleman In th form of the
Kngllsh Jobber. A the situation now
stands, we ship raw wheat to England,
chiefly to Liverpool, wher It I turned
Into th finished product and sent In
Kngllsh bags to the fVxith American
trade. Kngllah labor benefit thereby
and the by-producte ere lost to u In
the transaction. With the establishment
of hydro-electric plants In the Missouri
valley, and there are many fin point
where they are available, the middle
man 1 cut out and additional profit is
put Into the pocket of the grower.
"The Sam situation holds good for
much of our canned goods and commodi
ties. With direct trade route long haul
are obviated and additional profit en
joyed by the producer Railroad freight
rate have been brought down by the
recent activity in the river, showing th
roeiilt of healthy competition."
The following congressmen were ex
pected to attend the conference her
today, according to George II. Foree,
Industrial commissioner of th local com
Shacklcford. O. W. JTamlln, C. F Booher.
William L. Igoe, W. P. Borland. Jacob E.
Meeker. Kanaaa: D. R. Authony, Jr.
Arkansas: 8- M Taylor. Iowa: G. N.
Haugen, F. J. Steele. Nebraska: C. O.
Lobock. Minnesota: George R. Smith.
The following directors) of the National
Rivera and Harbors congress also are
expected to attend: S. N. Thompson,
Washington, It. C; J. W. Cooper. St.
'Louis: Harry I George, ft Josephs Irv
ing c. Norwood, Davenport. la.,; George
V. B. Hill. Minneapolis, and W. K.
Kavanaugh. Bt. Louis.
Representative of ' commercial bodies
In Omaha, St. Joseph, Jefferson City,
Sioux City, la.; Bt. Louis. Atchison and
Leavenworth, Kail., promised to partici
pate In the Conference, Mr. Forsee said.
- ? as
ms ,fl. , SJ IIS ! III llwllllHlllWlM III hub
ONE KOYMO FORT
Outlying Defense of City it Cap
tured, Tog-ether with Forty
FiT Hundred Prisoner.
Lojnxjs.mw of the outlook
BERLIN, Aug. 17. (Via Lou-
dor.) One of th outlying forta of
Kovno, between the Nlemen river and
Gesia, to the aoutb ot the main forti
fication, has beeo captured by the
German. It waa announced by the
German headquarter! staff today.
More than 140 cannon and 4,500
prisoners were captured at Komo,
the statement adds.
Three forta at NovogeoKrlergk also
have been captured, army headquar
London View af Sltsjatton.
LONDON, Aug. 17. In the land fighting
a rrisl ha not been reached In the pres
ent stage of th eastern campaign.
Grand Luke Nicholas, th Ruaauut com-mander-ln-ehlcf,
will not be able to as
sure th safety of his armJea until the
menace presented by the operations of
Field Marshal Pon Htndenburg In Cou in
land Is removed. In the Bauak district
of Courland th German army ha been
driven back toward th capital and to
ward the river. Th struggle, however,
center In th region north of the Nle
men, notwithstanding the recent success
of Russian resistance.
Between the Narew and the Bug, the
German driv evidently la making some
headway, although Petrograd claims that
attack of th invsders In this region
have been repulsed after heavy fighting.
Along the middle Bug th Austrians and
German hav forced several crossing.
If the Russian plan to hold the valuable
transverse railroad running through Pllna,
Orodnow, IMsllistok, Brest-Lltouvsk and
Kovel succeeds, they must soon check
the Austrian and German definitely.
From the standpoint of the entente el
ite, th near eastern situation Is clear
ing wtlh th assertion, officially inspired
from Nlsh, that Serbia's attitude Ir not
Irreconclliable, but that the settlement
must be 'mow genersl than a mere recti
fication of frontiers In one locality. For
mer Premier Ventxelos. having been sum
moned by King Constantlne. Is expected
to be once more n the saddle tomorrow.
Roumanla Is .becoming more determined
In its refusal to permit passage of muni
tions to Turkey, which country Is re
ported to be showing concern over the
attitude of Bulgaria.
Freaek Official Report.
PARIS. Aug. 17. The French war of
fice this aftumoon gave out a statement
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"There was fighting with hand gren
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Chce the German came en from their
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