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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL.
, . , , . NORFOLK NKI1KASKA. FRIDAY MAY 12 Iflll. DAN MURPHY BADLY HURT FORMER NORFOLK LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER SERIOUSLY INJURED. TWO DEAD IN WRECK AT LYONS Train Strikes Wagon , Killing Mrs. A. L. Craig and Son Pieces of Wrecked - ed Wagon Lodge In a Switch and Derail the Passenger Train. Lyons , Neb. , May 11. Two persons were killed and four Injured , two se riously , In a remarkable accident on the Omaha road near hero today. dead : Mrs. A. L. Craig , Lyons , Neb. John Craig , HOU of Mrs. Craig of Lyons. The Injured : Dan Murphy of Sioux City , engineer , seriously. L. I. Rockwell , fireman , of Sioux City. J. J. Gllmore , baggageman , of Oma ha. ha.A. . C. Rawson , mall clerk of Omaha. A passenger train from Omaha to Sioux City struck a wagon In which Mrs. Craig and her son wore riding at a crossing near Lyons , killing both. Pieces of the wrecked wagon lodged In a switch and derailed tfte train. The passengers escaped with n shak ing up. Engineer Dan Murphy , who was se riously injured in the wreck at Lyons , was for many years engineer on the Omalm road from Norfolk to Sioux City , making his home In Norfolk. GEN , OROZCO WAS SORJJBOUT IT KEPT AWAY FROM EL PASO BAN QUET , HE STANDS GUARD AT THE BRIDGE. Juarez , May 11. Gen. Pasqual Oroz- to , commaml&r of the rebel forces , bad blood in his eye today as ho stood at the international bridge and refused to permit any one front 131 Paso to cross Into Juarez , even though they had passes from Col. Steovor through the American lines. It appears that Gen. Orozco and his staff last night were invited to a banquet by Mayor Kelly of El Paso and the American troops would not permit Orozco and his ofllcors to cross. The situation with regard to the passage of persons and supplies back and forth rapidly became aggravated and there was considerable apprehen sion today that trouble might bo pro cipltated. Gen. Madero and his wife and Gen. Navarro , the deposed federal com mander , rode about the town early today in an automobile. Mrs. Madero fears that disease may bo brought on unless the dead bo burled quickly and orders have boon given today for a careful search of all houses and yards for bodies that may have boon over looked yesterday. American Crooks at Juarez. Gen. , M.adero told an Associated Press representative today that many American criminals , pickpockets and suspicious characters had gotten Into Juarez , giving the impression that they are insurrectos. Ho has therefore or dered , ho said , that American secret service men bo allowed to cross Into Juarez and arrest any criminals whom they know. Every effort , ho said , Is being made to restore order. Stores are being guarded closely. In front of each sits an insurrecto , his rillo in his hand , but his black eyes arc peering from under his broad brimmed sombrero at all who are loitering tering about the streets. Saloons are closed and most of the liquor has been destroyed. The federal officers today are loud In their praises of the treatment they are receiving at the hands of the In surrectos. They are well fed and well cared for generally. MINNESOTA FARMERS AROUSEDJVER PACT r NOTHING SINCE CIVIL WAR HAS INFLAMED THEM SO , IT IS SAID. Washington , May 11. Country and city wore arrayed against each other today at the Canadian reciprocity hearing before the senate finance com- mittee. Farmers from Minnesota and North Dakota denounced the agreement ment as iniquitous , while members ol the boards of trade from cities along the international boundary endorsed it unqualifiedly. Henry M. Flagg , master of the Mliv nesota state grange , told the committee ltir tee that nothing since the civil wat had so Inflamed the farmers of the northwest as the proposed "Iniquitous reciprocity blILM " "I'TOHPI " ' P. V. Collins , editor of a paper It the northwest , presented a protesi signed by 35,000 farmers , 30,000 of ; whom resided la Minnesota. BISHOP TIHEN NAMED TO SUCCEED. BONACUM CHANCELLOR OF THE DIOCESE OF WICHITA , KAN. , GETS APPOINTMENT. Homo , May 11. Announcement was mndo at the vntlcnn today that the Right. Rev. Mgr. , J. II. Tlhen , chancellor - collor of the diocese of Wichita , Kan. , had boon appointed bishop of Lincoln , Neb. , In succession to the late Right Rev. Thomas Ilonacum. GARRY UP GOAL LAND CASE Legal Battle Over Richest Coal Lands in the World , Docketed. Washington , May 11. The fight over probably the richest coal lands In . world was transferred today by "f ? ' -onio court of the United States \ , bt * ( nvernment docketed an ap peal . < 4 > Jcii order of the federal ' court of , " < Vy ' quashing the so- called "StracL4p" " Indictment. SUPPLIESO OVER BRIDGE UNITED STATES GRANTS REBEL DEMAND ON THIS POINT. DEAD AND WOUNDED NUMBER 300 This is the Estimate Placed Upon the Casualties at Juarez by Col. Steever , Commanding American Troops at El Paso Federal Guns Captured. Washington , May 11. Food and me dlcinal supplies and other materials needed by the people of Juarez will bo permitted to cross the international bridge at El Paso. Instructions from the secretary of war to that effect probably will go forward to Col. Stee ver during the day. The departments of state , war , treas ury and justice today considered what restraint , If any , shall be placed on commerce between this country and Juarez , the newly established capital of the provisional government of Mex ico. Col. Steever , commanding the Ainetiesm troops at El Paso , and the customs officials there are awaiting instructions on the point. Col. Steever , in a telegram to the war department said : "I am refusing to allow arms , ammu nltlon , war materials and provisions for insurrectos to be carried across the international bridges until I receive instructions to the contrary. I make exceptions of articles intended for the wounded. " Got All Navarro's Guns. In reporting the unconditional sur render of Gen. Navarro , with 450 men Col. Steever says that all his cannon machine guns , small arms , much am munition and many horses went into the hands of the insurrectos. The official estimate of the killed and wounded at the battle of Juarez Is 300 , according to a dispatch of Col Steever , made public at the white house today. Col. Steever says , how' over , that the exact number may never bo known. Ho adds that everything is quiet and peaceful today In El Paso and Juarez. WANT FOOD FROM U. S. Rebels Demand That Troops Perm ! Supplies to Cross River. El Paso , Tex. , May 11. Dr. Vas quez Gomez , confidential agent of the Mexican revolutionists in the United States , telegraphed his assistant ir Washington , Senor Jose Vasconcelos to make immediate representations to the war department for the romova of restrictions made by American troops on the passage of food and sup piles to Juarez. Dr. Gomez says the customs offlcla will not hinder food from going across but the United States troops are hold ing everything up. As to what the significance of the war department' action might bo as to recognizing tin rebels as in possession at Juarez , Dr. Gomez said he was not concerned. He said they would Insist , however , that the United States troops perml food to reach the hungry city. A GERMAN AVIATOR THE LATEST VICTIM FAILS TO SEE BUILDING BECAUSE OF DUST AND CRASHES INTO IT. Berlin , May 11. Herr Bekemuller an aviation pupil , was killed toda when his aeroplane crashed against . . building that had been hidden from the view of the pilot by a heavy carl morning mist. - The aviator had been maneuverln , in the military field at Johannestlm and unconsciously flew over the eii closing fence and had no tlmo to sav himself when the building suddeul loomed ahead. - The machine was wrecked. New World's Aeroplane Record. Mourmelon , France , May 11. M. Nleuport , the French aviator , yester day made what is reported as a now world's record for 100 kilometers. By official tlmo he did G2.1 miles in CO minutes and 4 seconds. JUAREZ IS QUIET UNDER REBEL FLAG , DIN OF BAT TLE HAS DIED AWAY. MADERO NOW HOPES FOR PEACE INSURRECTOS WILL DO THEIR BEST TO DEFEND CITY. WON'T FIGHT NEAR OUR LINE Gen. Navarro , the Federal Commander Who Surrendered to Madero , Sleeps Under Same Roof as the Revolu tionist General and Is Given Parole. Juarez , Mex. , May 11. The Insur- ectos arc determined not only to hold uarez against any attack , but to pro- out a fight In this vicinity If possible. : Mans were being laid at the Insur ecto headquarters today for a force ) f several hundred men to march outh to meet Gen. Rabago , the fed iral leader who Is reported to bo on ils way hero from Chihuahua with a ; oed sized army. The rebels alrcndy lave about COO men at Casas Gnuidos , nd probably will open fire on Rabago ivhen he arrives. It is not known , vhat chief will be sent south from uarez. The town was quiet early today for lie first time In several days. The nhabitants slept peacefully In their ionics while insurrecto sentries stood guard. Navarro Madero's Guest. Gen. Navarro , who was paroled with lis olllcers last night , spent the night n the same house with Gen , Francisco . Madero , jr. Though the federal ommander now lias been given the Ibcrty of the city he does not deem It afe to he seen much about the town because there are said to be seevral nsurrectos who cherished a grudge igalnst him for alleged bayoneting of ho wounded In other battles of the revolution. Rebel officers , however , have given strict orders not to harm any of the paroled federals and from the disci pline which bus been1 maintained In he Insurrecto force heretofore , it is not considered likely that any mishap ivlll befall them. Why Juarez is Important. The insurrectos today are the con querers in a town which Is the most mportant capture of the revolution not only because of the fact that It is a port of entry to the United States and the Insurgents believe that within the next twenty-four hours food and supplies will be crossing the line to .hem unmolested , but because they are now in possession of about 450,000 ounds of ammunition , several chlno guns and field pieces , about 700 mauser rifles and enough ammunition belts and other warlike sundries to wage furious warfare for some time to come. Now Hope for _ Peace. But though the revolutionists are flushed with victory and some of them eager to pursue the light with increas ng vigor throughout Mexico until the capital of the republic where the re > calcitrant government is seated shal have fallen , conservative rebel leaders arc hoping that the bloody hattlo of Juarez will be the last chapter of the ullltarj ; side of the revolution. Hav ng demonstrated their strength In the Held , they now wish to turn their at tention to the argument of words for public opinion. They are ready to listen to propositions from the govern' ment and today Senors Branlff and Obregron , go-betweens heretofore , are feeling the opinion of insurrecto chiefs as to the best way for reopening ing peace negotiations. Diaz Must Fix Date. Comfortably lodged in their new provisional capital , the taking of whlcl the rebels declare will make prospect : of recognition by foreign powers mucli brighter , the rebel political loaders to day were conferring with Gen. Ma dero and revising the demands made before the battle. They are strength onlng them somewhat and will con tlnuo to Insist on a real participation In governmental affairs and such prlv ileges as the naming of men from their party for governors of fourteen states and four portfolios in the cab Inet. Inet.The The attitude of the federals on the question of the resignation of Gen Diaz hardly has crystallized yet. Dr , Vasquoz Gomez , one of the rebel peac commissioners , declared that It stll was the paramount consideration around which all prospects for peac hinged. The rebels have taken the stand that htelr demand that Gen. DIa : make public merely his intention o resigning has been met with such a vague and haughty reply that they now will demand the fixing of an exact - act time for his retirement. Willing to Accept De la Barra. With reference with the contention of the government that Insubordina tion of the Madero ranks provoked the attack on Juarez and that Gen. Ma dero Is not in control of his soldiers , the rebels openly charge trickery on the part of the government In the re public and that therefore It would be fatal for Gen. Diaz to abdicate under such circumstances. The rebels main tain on the other hand that they are asking merely for steps toward a grad ual readjustment of the administra tion of the republic a.nd they bellovo the automatic transfer of the power to their own political party soon < vlll follow. In having publicly announced that 10 revolutionists would consent to 10 naming of the minister of foreign olntlons , Senor De la Barrn , for the 11-lmportant post of provisional pros- lent , Dr. Gomez for Instance contends uit the rebels have practically con- cnted to a continuation In power of 10 present government without the gurchcad , as they call Gen. Dluz , at s head. Rebel leaders declare CJen. ) laz has not been In actual control for omo time and that the iron hand of. 10 federal government Is that of Min ster Ltmantour. Advices from Mex- co City , they say , tell of the complete History of the situation which Minis- or Llmantour and the cabinet have 'ssumcd. Diaz Not In Game Now. Ministers Llmantour and Do la arra have most conspicuously handl- d the government end of the peace cgotlatlons and the rebels suspect on nod authority that many steps already ave been taken without the partlei- atlon of Gen. Diaz. On the other hand , the rebel lead- rs know Gen. Diaz Is the only man vho can decide the question of resig- atlon and they Intend to bring more illltary pressure to benr to effect that osult. Much Interest and curiosity 'or instance was displayed by Gen. ladero and his chiefs today In how iloxlco City took the rebel victory .nil what the people In 10 UnU.od States thought about it. Gen. Madero believes ho has a trong following in Mexico City and on ho occasion of rebel successes does lot conceal the expectation that his upporters will make a demonstration here. Repairing the Wires. By the resumption of street traffic omo time today between Juarez and 21 Paso this town will begin its re- urn to normal conditions , linemen f the telegraph and telephone com panies were at work all night while ho electric light companies , whose machinery was damaged by the at- ack , promise a speedy repair. HOW MEXICO CITY TAKES IT. Capture of Juarez Adds Great Prestige to the Revolution. Mexico City , May 11. There is no ono in the capital today , not under ho official ban of silence , who does not admit that the capture of Juarez by the revolutionists adds prestige to the- revolt and Unit it is'bound great- y to augment the strength of the In surrecto cause. Probe Wool Freight Rates. Washington. May 11. A comprehen sive investigation of alleged unreason able freight rates on wool , hides and pelts from western points of origin to eastern points was ordered today by the interstate commerce commission. The Inquiry will effect wool , hides and pelts rates throughout the country. FIVE MINERS PERISH SEVEN ARE RESCUED RESCUERS ENTER WORKINGS AT THE RISK OF THEIR OWN LIVES. Wllkesbarre , Pa. , May 11. Five miners lost their lives by suffocation In the Boston mine of the Delaware and Hudson company at Larksvillo , near here today. A strike began at the colliery on Tuesday and consequently only a small number of men were at work. Had the full for.ce been engaged the loss of life would have been appalling. Fire broke out last night in a section of the mine , where rock miners were employed , but it Is said to have gotten under control without difficulty. After midnight the odor of the smoke was detected and a general alarm was sounded. Eleven men were at work In the section. All made their way from a side vein to the main gang way , but the smoke had become so dense that nearly all were overcome. Rescue parties , at the risk of their lives , then entered the workings and brought them out The rescuers , re turning to the gangway , stumbled over bodies of the dead which were brought out as quickly as possible. Several of the rescuers were overcome by the ! smoke and one of them was prostrat- cd. Ho was rescued by another of the rescuing party. PUT POISON IN BEER. Three Dead , Two In Serious Condition , Result in Suicide Pact. Philadelphia , May 11. Three per sons are dead and two others are In a serious condition as a result of drink ing beer In which cyanide of potassium had been placed. The dead are : Ida Arbuckle , 51 years old ; John Shlnn , 53 years old ; Earl Burr , 50 years old. Shlnn's wife , Emily and Michael Me- Glnly are In a hospital. The tragedy took place in a tenement house in Ralston street where Burr lived. Shlnn and Burr are believed to have entered Into a sulcldo pact which re sulted In the three deaths. In Burr's coat was found cyanide of potassium. When Mrs. Shlnn regain ed consciousness , she said she did not know how the poison got into the beer. Ida Arbucklo Is said to have wealthy relatives in California , but had been a resident of the neighborhood for many yoara. BOY DIES IN RAVINE SPENCER LAD , AGED 12 , IS FOUND DEAD IN COUNTRY. HAD ' TASTED OF STRYCHNINE WAS TAKING POISON HOME TO KILL GOPHERS WITH. SEARCHING PARTY FINDS BODY Frank Sedlacek , jr. , Falls to Come Home from School , But Parents Think He is Staying All Nirjht at Neighbor's Body Found Next Day. Spencer , Neb. , May 11. Special to The News : Frank Sedlacek , the 111- year-old son of Frank Sedlacek , sr. , a prosperous farmer living two miles southwest of Spencer , was found dend Tuesday afternoon about 3 o'clock In a ravine about a mile from his home. The boy , In company with his sisters , had been attending school in Spencer , and on Monday afternoon was going homo with schoolmates , when just outside of the town he remembered that his father had told him to got some staples. He returned to town and purchased the staples at C. J. Cot- fey's hardware store and started home. That was the last seen of him until his lifeless body was found the follow ing afternoon. When the boy didn't return home his parents thought probably he was staying all night with some of the neighbor boys and didn't make any search for him until the next morning , when it was learned he was not at school and had not been seen since the evening before. A searching party was formed by the citizens and a num her of the ponds were dragged and the pastures and hollows were search ed. The boy's body was found by R. L. MacDonald , lying in a thicket about a quarter of a mile off the main trav eled road. Body Found ; Strychnine In Pocket. The alarm was at once given and Dr. Skelton was called and reported the boy was dead from what ho thought to ho poisoning. The body was brought to town and Dr. Beatty , coroner , was called from Butte. An Inquest was held and the jury found that the boy died from accidental poi soning. Two bottles of strychnine were found in his clothes , one of them having been opened. It was learned later that young Sed lacek had been instructed by his par ents to get the strychnine to poison gophers with. It Is also claimed that he had gotten the deadly poison be fore. He must have become curious to know what it tasted like and opened the bottle and touched his tongue to It. The staples were found under a culvert on the main road a half a mile from the hoy's body , which Indicates that he wandered around after taking the poison. This is the second boy's body found in this vicinity in the past two weeks , the other being young Tlnglehoff , who shot himself. Cling to Immunity Bath. Columbus , O. , May 11. Following ; an exciting day , the senate today by a vote of two to twenty-two defeated 1 the Greaves bill , which would have an nulled the Immunity provisions of the s law for Inquiries by committees of the i assembly. This Is the measure the s house passed hurriedly. The senate's i debate was marked by bitterness. CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER Temperature for Twenty-four Hours. Forecast for Nebraska , Maximum 81 Minimum 43 Average 02 Darometor 29.08 Chicago , May 11. The bulletin la- sued by the Chicago station of the United States weather bnroun gl\es the forecast for Nebraska as follows : Fair tonight and Friday ; light frost west portion tonight. CARS ROLL INTO RIVER ONE DEAD , THREE ARE HURT IN COLORADO WRECK. TRAIN DOWN AN EMBANKMENT Rails Give Way After Engine and Bag gage Car Have Passed and Weight of the Heavy Pullmans Causes Day Coaches to Buckle Up. Denver , Colo. , May 11. Ono killed and three painfully injured , none se riously , comprise the casualties re sulting from the derailment of west bound Denver and Rio Grand passen ger train which occurred last night near Minturn , thirty miles west of Leadvllle , according to reports at rail road headquarters here today. The dead woman Is Miss Katherlne J. Martin of Albany , N. Y. The rails gave way after the engine and baggage car had passed and the weight of the heavy Pullmans caused the day coaches and tourist sleeper to buckle up and roll down the fifteen- .foot embankment Into the Eagle river TO FIGHT THE TURKS. Legion of 10,000 Men Said to be Enlist ed to Aid Albanians. London , May 11. A staff corrcs pendent of the Dally Chronicle writes from Rome , giving an interview with Gen. Rlcoiotto Garibaldi , who says ho has enrolled a legion of 10,000 men , Including Italians , Englishmen , Americans cans and Frenchmen , to fight In behalf of Albanians in the struggle against Turkey. Each man is to contribute in minimum of $15 , while the sympathiz ers of the movement In England and the United States and Italy are to subscribe funds for the purcnaso of arms. The correspondent says the Italian government Is alarmed and Is adopt ing vigorous measures , searching for concealed arms and watching the ports to prevent embarkation of Gnri bald ! and adherents. Gotch-Hackenschmidt Agreement. Chicago , May 11. A final agreement for a Labor day wrestling match be tween Frank Gotch , the title holder , and George Ilackenschmidt was sign ed and $5,000 of the $2iuOo guftrar.t demanded by Gotch was deposited A second ? 5,000 must be deposited on August 15 and $11,000 on the day Gotch arrives In Chicago to rojnplett training. Wichita May Lose Team. \Vlchlta , Kali. , May 11. Wichita has only a week in which to demonstrate its ability to support the local Western League team , according to a statement made by Manager Isbell tonight. He ' declared that he was losing $100 a | day because of the poor attendance ] here and that ho was in negotiation , with Pueblo business men with a view of removing the team to that city , lie i would play out the games scheduled here for the next week , he stated , in order to give the local fans a last chance to keep the team. Who's Who In Norfolk DR. A. B. TASHJEAN. Dr. A. B. Tashjean , city physician , was born in the city of Erzroom , Asia Minor , Turkey. His parents wore Armenians and the Blblo in which the date of his birth was recorded , was destroyed by the Turks , who burned the Tashjean homo and killed a number of his relatives. Dr. Tash- 'jean , however , has communicated much with relatives and believes now that he was born in the month of July , fifty-five years ago. lie attended the public schools In Hrzroom and also was employed as an assistant In a drug store. In this capacity , ills first thoughts turned toward the conclusion to become a physician. When but 17 years old , ho came alone to the United States , landing In New York City , where ho made his homo with Armenian friends. For a number of years ho worked in vari ous capacities In Philadelphia and New York City. Ho spent two years at study in the Addran college at Thorpe Springs , Tex. , and three years In the Wheaton college , In Illinois. In 1884 Dr. Tashjean graduated from Bonnet Medical college at Chicago and Immediately afterward wont Into Min nesota , practicing medlclno In the cities of Ottona and Mora. In the fall of 1884 Dr. Tnshjean first came to Norfolk and after being hero for a short time , purchased the John Koenlgstoln property on the cor ner of Fifth street and Madison ave nue , where ho built his present office. In 1894 Dr , Tashjean wont back to Chicago and entered the Rush Medical college from which Institution ho grad uated In 1895. Ho returned to Nor folk and has been practicing medicine cine hero ever since. Dr. Tnshjean Is ex-president of the Elkhorn Valley Medical assoclatloi and was appointed city physician bj Mnyor'-Frlday only recently. Dr. Tashjean has traveled extensive ly over the United States and Canada Ho is known among his countrymei as tholr great friend. Many storle nro related , as to how the Norfol physician never spares any pains o expense to help those of his desen Ing countrymen. A KICK ON HEAD AMILY OF DEAD MAN CLAIM GREGGERSON KICKED HIM. DOCTOR SAYS IT WOULD KILL ESTIMONY AT NELIGH TELLS OF FIGHT BEFORE DEATH. BUT THE DOCTORS DISAGREE Coroner Conwell Declares He Found the Body With Cord Around Neck and That Air Escaped From Lunge , Showing Death by Strangulation. Nollgh , Neb. , May 11. Special to 'ho News : The testimony oC liana 'edorson was concluded yesterday lorning at 9:30. : Ho was followed by Is younger sister , Elsie , and the nuther. In each Instance the ovl- lonco given by the members of the amlly was practically the same , that , ou Grcggcrson pulled the husband lid father from hla bed by the feet n tho.morning of August 12 ; both vent to the table for breakfast ; ilia- mto arose over the uttering of worda > y Mr. Pedersen In regaid to his amlly , which Groggerson resented , at vhlch tlmo PcdorHon struck Grcggor- on twlco with his (1st ( on the aideof ho head and then jabbed him with a steve poker that caused blood to How rom the chin. Greggerson struck 'ederson with a chair on the right side of the body. At this tlmo the mother and clill- Iron went out of the front door of ho house , the father was pushed out ) y Greggerson shortly after and hit over the head with a boor bottle ; vhen on the ground the accused kick ed him on the loft temple. All of the ibovo was testified to by the members of the family. Dr. Collier of Elgn was recalled af- er the noon hour yesterday and test- ! tied to the nature of the wounds de scribed and to the probable result. Says Kick Caused Death. The next important witness for the state called to give oxjiert testimony , was Dr. J. C. Sward of Lincoln , who stated that ho was a practicing physi cian and surgeon. The state read at cngth a summary of the findings , In- : ludliig the many bruises on the head , lescribing in detail of their locations , and in conclusion was asked in his opinion which of the wounds and jlood clots described caused the death of a person thus having these wounds and bruises. The doctor stated that the blow over the left temple was the 0110 that caused death. During the cross examination of Dr. Sward by Attorney Rice , ho stated in answer to the question that he was called to Nellgh by the county attor ney ; that ho had been hero since Mon day evening , and that ho expected to receive $50 per day and expenses for ils services. ' * * Several questions In regard to the condition of a person after strangula tion were asked by the defense. These were in part answered satisfac tory. tory.Dr. Dr. D. W. Bcattio of this city was lie next physician and surgeon to u'ive testimony. The same questions wore asked him as were Dr. Sward. Dr. Heattie stated that a person so miised as described would dlo from lie head injuries. At the conclusion : > f this witness the state rested their Found Rope Around Neck. The first witness for the defense \\nn Dr. W. F. Conwell of this city , who stated that ho has been a physl- Ian and surgeon In Antclopo county 'or over thirty-one years. lie testi- k'd that he found the body of Nels Pedersen at his home on the morning of August 115 , lying dead at the edge of the bed , with a cord over the bed jos-t and around his neck. Doing onnty coroner a jury was Impended. Upon the removal of the cord from the neck of Pedersen , the doctor stat ed that air was heard escaping by all persons In the house from the lungs of the dead man. This proving that the cord was tight enough to cause strangulation. The witness also testi fied that the only wound on the header or face was a slight bruise on the loft cheek bone. Ho stated emphati cally that there were no other bruises on the head whatsoever. On Monday forenoon , August 15 , an autopsy was performed upon the body of Mr. Pedersen by Dr. W. F. Conwoll , assisted by Dr. Peterson and Dr , Paul Conwell of Elgin. From the autopsy hold , the conclusion reached by these men was that Ncls Pedersen came to his death by strangulation. Dr. Con- well was on the witness stand when court adjourned until 8:30 : this morn ing. To Open Dakota Lands. Washington , May 11. Senator Gamble - ble had a conference with the secre tary of the Interior about the opening of the lands in the Lower Brulo and Crow Creek regions. Major McLaugh- lln will conduct negotiations with the Indians In these localities at about the same time he visits the Rosebud anil Pine Ridge Indians to arrange terms for opening their lands. Ho will inako the trip probably in June.