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I Live Ono'o Monologue: "I should worry because my sleepy competitor does not know mough to advertise." THE WEATHER. Fair: Colder, VOL. XLIU NO. 156. THIRTY-EIGHT MEN KILLED BV A BLAST E Coal Dust in Vulcan Colliery -at Newcastle Blows Up, En tombing Forty. TWO OF THEM RESCUED ALIVE All Viqtimji Married and Wieh Few , Exceptions Americans. WHOLE MOUNTAIN IS R0CKED Work of Bringing Out Bodies Pro ceeds Slowly. INSPECTION A FEW DAYS AGO Employe Called Out by Strike at United otitic 'Workera This Fall, nut Some Had Gone Bnck to Their Job. NEWCASTLE, Colo., Dec. la-Coal dust in a tunnel driven far back Into a mountain blow up with a detonation like that of a thousand cannon; flam and smoke shot from the mouth of the mine; the whole mountain rocked as If by an earthquake and thirty-eight men trapped by the explosion were dead. Tonight tho men In chargo of the rescue work at the- Vulcan mine of the Rocky Mountain' Fuel company here summar ized the results of the explosion at 10:20 this morning as follows: "Men In mine, fort': rescued alive (from upper level), two; dead, 'thirty-eight. In cluding every man working In tho lower level. Among the dead are I U Craw ford, mine foreman, and L. Walters fire boss. All the victims were married and ii nuT biv r r- ni p in n-nrn ArnnrirHnw. iiiiihi of them sons of ranchmen and- business ' men of Newcastle and the surrounding country. Mini)' llodle MniiKleil. Throughout the afternoon and even- Ing the work of bringing out the bodies progressed slowly. Many of tho bodies were frightfully mangled and burned by the blast that wrecked the mine. Wives and children of the victims crowded about the . mouth ot the mine, hysterical In their grief. Mlno officials persuaded as ninny ns possible to go back to town, where they were cared for by friends and relative. Father J. P. Carrlgan of Glenwood Springs, near here, hurried to Newcastle at the first news of the explosion. Anion the flrst"-bf the rescuers, the priest pushed Into tho smoking pit, penetrating the. entire mine In search of any (vic tim., still allvcv to whqnr he might ad minister the last rites of the church. Before sundown th entire mine ha'4 heoff cleared of gas, arid e. thorough ex ploration convinced the - rescuer' tha$ thero-'ito-aiTno hope'of -flndfrig any of the. thirty-eight entombed men alive. Mtiie llrceiltly Inspected. The Vulcan mine was only about a year Old, and was equipped with "modern safety devices. It had been Inspected by the state authorities only a few days ago. It Is believed that the explosion was caused by an accumulation of dust In the west portion of the mine, where work had practically been abandoned. Most of the dead were found in tho east workings, to which the exploilon was communicated. Seventeen years aco an explosion In a mine on the same property, but not con nected with the new Vulcan mine, killed forty-seven men. This fall the employes of the Vulcan mine were called out on strike 'by the t'nltcd Mine Workers of America, but some ot them had gone back to work. The other Victims of today's disaster, were strike-breakers who had been em ployed to take tho places of the Idle men, BANDIT WHO HELD UP ANTO SHOT BY OFFICER BROOKFIKLD, III.. Dec. 1C 9 bandit, who held' up nn automobile near here this afternoon, was shot by the chief of police ot Lagrange and nr deputy a fow minutes after the attempted robbery. In an exchange of shots between the robber and the officers, a section hand on the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy rail road was seriously Injured. The Weather ,, . ,. , Forecast till " p. m. Wednesday: For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity -Fair; not much chango In temperature, Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. Hours. Der. ; 6 a. m 33 . 6 a. m 32 m 8 a. m 9 a. m 10 a. m U a. m 12 m 1 p. m 2 p. m S n. rv. 4 p. m 5 p. m W p. m 37 7 p. m. 33 8 p. m 33 Comparative Local liecord. 1813. MU. UU, 1910. Highest yesterday ..15 40 30 .40 lj)tit Yesterday 31 26 .28 Man mDerature 37 36 2S 34 I Precipitation 00 .01 .03 .00 Temperature and 'precipitation depar tures from the normal: ,nnai iciuii. v. ..., Kxcess for the day 9 Total excess since March 1 ...S57 Normal precipitation 03 Inch Deficiency for tho day .03 Inch Total rainfall since March 1..S3.&3 Inche Deficiency since March 1 S.29 Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1912 3.83 Inches Deficiency for cor. period. 1911.14.18 Inches Report from Buttons at 7 P. 31. Btatlon and State Temp. High- Rain, of Weather. 7. p. m. est. fall. Cheyenne, cloudy 30 Ihtvenport, clear 40 Denver, clear X Drs Mollies, clear ........ C Dodge City, rain 34 lender, cloudy U Omaha, foggy 33 Pueblo, cloudy , 34 Rapid City, rlear .., 30 Halt Lake, eloudy M Hanta Fe, snow SO Sheridan, clear S3 Sioux City, clear 3 32 44 u 3S 24 43 as M 40 42 44 44 Valentine, clear ... ...36 0 L. A- WELSH, Local Fprecister, Schmidt Creates Scene When Lawyer Says He is Insane NEW TORK, Dec 1.-Hans Schmidt sprang to his feet in the court room to day and vehemently denied his counsel's statement that ho was Insane when he killed Anna Aumuller. "It's a lie," he shouted, brandishing his fists. "I pro test against that." The prosecution rested Its case at the murder trial today and Judge W. M. K. Olcott, for the defense, outlined the in sanity plea In his opening address to the Jury. "I will show," ho said, "that this defendant had been for many years. Is now and always will be mentally unbal anced." He was Interrupted by the outburst from the prisoner. The defense will lay stress on the evi dence of Schmidt's irrationality shown since his arrest and during the trial, and on the testimony regarding his mental condition presented by members of his family and alienists. Judge Olcott told the Jury he would show that in 1?0I Schmidt got Into trouble in Get many for a foolish and profitless forgory, and only escaped punishment by his father's promise to put him In an asylum. From this Institution the do fendant escaped and came to America. Hclnrlch Schmidt, the father, was the first witness for the defense. He ap pears prosperous and Is about 63 years old. He declared himself as a railroad Inspector. J The father described how at tho early ago of 8 the prisoner exhibited marked religious peculiarities. Ho erected an altar and kept tho vestments of a priest In his room. "He used to catch his mother's geese.-' said the father, "and cut off their heads. Thcso he would piit In his pocket and then play with the blood, Imitating re ligious ceremonies." Fire Fighter and Family Burned to Death in Home NEW YORK, Dee. 16.-A city fireman, his mother and sister were burned to 'death early today In ft fire which prac- tlcally destroyed a five-story apartment building In which they lived at 301 Am sterdam avenue. Flames which started In the basement spread so rapidly that the fifty occu pants ot apartments found all exits cut off when aroused by the arrival of the firemen. Thrllllngrescuos were affected from third and fourth story windows, but seven persons were Injured by the flames or by Jumping. Thomas J. McManus, on a twelve-hour leave from the fire station, was at home with his mother, Mrs. Mary McManus, and his sister, Mar. All three were trapped an,d the fireman's staton mates wore, unable to reach, him. One of them, Michael O'Sulllyan; was probablyriUlty Injured by failing front a ladder while trying; to -make his way to MCManus' rooms. Tho Idas' is a66ut,23,oy. CINCINNATI; O.. Dec. 1-Flve per sons ate dead and a score are suffering from injuries n a result of the flro which destroyed the Salvation Army homo for men hero early today. Several of the Injured are In a serious condition. Among the dead were Arthur Sandell of Bangor', 'Mo., bookkeeper and clerk of th$ home, and T. Shoddell, believed to work In this city. Tho pther six have not been Identified. Almost all of the other beds were oc cupied by lodgers. A charge of Incendiarism was placed against a man who gave the name of Frank Meyers. lie claimed to be a cir cus rider ana saia he last uvea in .n- sonar The property loss Is estimated at K.5.00O. Colorado Unions Consider State-Wide Strike to Aid Miners DENVER, Colo., Dec. 16. Between W and 600 delegates from approximately 250 local unions throughout Colorado met here today to consider primarily the call ing of a statewide strike In sympathy with tho United Mine Workers of Amer ica, now on strike in the .Colorado coal fields. It was explained by union leaders that it was not certain that a statewide strike would be colled at this time because, they declared, the leaders of the federa tion and the United Mine Workers "do I not want to Impose undue hardships upon 'the people of the state unless It becomes (absolutely necessary." : N - j j n . -j JrarClOn IS uTanteQ. r T1"T T -TtiT i ur VV . . IV OTT.nn WASHINGTON. Dec. 1.-Dr. William J, Morton, Vrho served a term In Atlanta penitentiary with Julian Hawthorne for complicity In mining stock selling frauds, has been pardoned by President Wilton to restore his civil right as of Decern bar 10. Dr. Morton's pardon was aaked by many cltUens, who pointed out that under the New York laws he would be debarred from practicing medicine unless his civil 'rights were restored. Presi dent Wilson's action was taken on thote grounds, officials here explained today. No such auction was taken a to Haw- thorne because the necessity was not acute. FAMOUS CIVIL WAR SCOUT DIES AT PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH. Pa., Dec. 1S.-A. R. Rowand, aged 68 years, one of General Phillip H. Sheridan's famous "Jesse scouts," died In his home here last night Ife was awarded the congressional medal of honor on recommendation of General Sheridan for his daring work in the Shenandoah valley campaign. He was 17 years old when he began his hasardous work and for three years spent most of his time within the confederate lines. He served under Generals Averlll, Mil roy. Hunter and Sheridan. Mr. Rowand served two terms as clerk of courts of Allegheny county. Since 1M6 he had Practiced law His son, H. H. Rowand, Is first assistant district attorney of Al legheny county. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY CHICAGO CLUBWOMEN ASK SH00PT0 RESIGN Newly Elected Superintendent of Schools Qivcs Delegatii Cordial HE REFU Says His Notice of Election to the Position Is Official. TART WORDS FROM MISS HALEY Mr. Shoop Is Told that He Is Party to the, Deal. TEACHERS SHOULD RESENT IT Shc Saya He Mlreprcented the Facta nnit Parent Should Keep Their Children from School a n. Protest. CHICAGO. Dec. It-John D. Shoop, whoso appointment as superintendent oC schools to succeed Mrs. Ella nag Young raised a storm of protest, today received a committee of women sent by various civic organizations to auk him to resign, The delegation was headed by Mrs. George W. Bass, president of the Chicago Woman's club. A courteous reception was given the women by Mr, Shoop. who declined, how over, to offer nny reply. "I was officially and regularly notified of my selection for this position," said Mr. Shoop. "I appreciate to the full the high character and tho Influential char acter of this deputation, but my reply. If nny, will be mado to those In official authority." Next Mrctlitir December 24. The noxt regular meeting of the Board of Education will bo December 24. It Is Bald that five new members will then take the seats declared vacant by Mayor Harrison as the result of the displace ment of Mrs. Young Mid action on the Buporintendcncy Is looked for. Mrs. Bass was chairman of tho mass meeting of women Saturday which pro tested agaInsU!rs. Young's removal. "Wo want jdrs. Young back. This Is the popular demand." she told Shoop. "The manner of r her removal was col lusive and deceitful. For the sako of tho welfare of the public schools wo ask you to resign." Hhnrp Shot from .111 llnlr. As the women prepared to depart Mr. Shoop was charged by Miss Margaret Haley, business manager of tho Chicago Teachers" federation, with having known In advance of the action of the board and with having afterward misrepre sented tho facts. Miss Haley declared that she was not speaking for the teach ers' federation. "Any body of, .teachers that will suffer themtelves to' be' under "s, superintehdent- elocted im6tr were Is unfit 1o gulds children," she sdld. "Parents who will tamely allow tnelr children to go to school ttachers under suoh a superin tendent are not fit to rear children." Mr. Bhoop made no reply to Miss Haley. Officers of Carabao Put Part of Blame Upon Press Agent WASHINGTON. Dec. 16-Offtcers ot the Order at Carabao sent assurances to administration officials today that they entertained no plans or purpose of hos tility to President Wilson's Philippine policy when they gave their dinner last week and gave travesties and satires on members of the cabinet and other publlo officials. Rear Admiral Howard, honorary pres- work of the press agent who furnished advance stories about the dinner, which declared that what was said and done was designed to show the "lack of sym pathy for recent developments and ten dencies In the Philippine government Admiral Howard sold neither he nor any other officer knew such statements were being given out. Brgadlr General Ateshlre, Brigadier Oencral Mclntyre and Admiral Howard conferred with Secre tary Garrison today and promised to furnish a report of what occurred at the banquet. President Wilson's order for an in vestigation of the affair has created a great commotion in army and navy cir cle. Chicago Election Fraud Cases Will Be Tried at Once SPRINGFIELD. III., Dec. 16.-The Il linois supreme court this morning denied the application for a writ of habeas corpus In the Chicago election fraud case. The habeas corpus case hinged on the contention of State's Attorney Hoyne of Cook county that the special grand Jury which indicted nearly sixty men on charges of election frauds acted without warrant of law. The immediate effect of the decision is said to be that the election frauds cases will be brought to trial In Chicago without delay. Kansas City Women Lift Egg Boycott KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Dec. lt-An eg boycott, declared ten days ago at a maea meeting of the women's organizations of Kansas City, waa lifted today. Storage eggs were selling at 40 cents at the time the boycott was started. Today they re tailed at 30 to 34 cents. The boycottera, led by the Housewives' league, an' nounced In the beginning that they would use no storage eggs until the price dropped to 32 cents. "Of course it the price goes up again we will cease using eggs." said Mrs. W. Q. Church, president of the Housewives' league today, "but as long as the market Is down we need not deny ourselves.' Fresh eggs today sold at 36 to 38 cents. Commission men ascribe the drop In prices more to Increasing arrivals because ot mild weather than to the boycott. MORNING, DECEMBER 17, n tale. inc. cat s away Jai.uae! -Never Drawn for Tho Bee bv Powell. DEMOS GETTING ANXIOUS Prod Up Senator Hitchcock Over De lay in Appointment. URGE PEACE WITH BRYAN Snrentlrally Itrmnrl: that the Only Obligation They Arc Under to Leader I Prlvllcnc of Voting for Them. Tom O'Connor, Tom Flynn, J. F. Mori arty and other democratlo politicians of Omaha have now Joined the ranks, of (hose who ars clamoring for tho factions In Omaha to get together and dish out some patronage In Om'nha. Tho above names are among a list of over 100 demo, crats that havo signed a letter Tvhlch Is to be mailed to Senator Hlchcock, urg ing that he and Secretary Brynn adjust their differences In order to get busy and appoint a good democrat to tho of fice of collector of Internal revenue for Nebraska. They suggest tho names of P. K. McKllllp and Senator J. A. Ollis as good men for tho position. Some eight or ten subordinate positions aro to be filled by the revenuo collector himself, who will appoint different friends when he Is chosen. Theno subordinate positions are what the rank and flic are looking for. So tho letter to Senator Hitchcock sets forth the case, and represents that "we are tho hewers of wood and drawers of water" and that "we are under no ob ligation politically or otherwise to Sena tor Hitchcock or Secretary Bryan, only tho obligation of having the privilege of voting for them on numerous occasions." Among those who have signed tho wall are the following: Tom Flynn, J. F. Mori arty, Tom O'Connor, F, Harrison, Max Lawermeyer, Fred Snyder, Kcnnard. Mc Cormlck, H. Stroesser, Roy J. Bollaif", Jqrry Howard, Lawrence A. Divine. Ern est Collmlre, J. K. Mllburn. E. Carr, C. Jewell. M. J. Alk, Frank It. Keegan, K. W. Kelly, W. II. FlUgerald, Ben H. Scull, W. M. Nash, II. M. Barlow and numer ous others of Omaha and South Omaha. Text of Letter. The full text of tho letter tho demo crats aro rapidly signing to lie sent to Senator Hitchcock Is as follows: "It seems from observation and other wise that you are somewhat tardy in reo ommcndlng the removal of tho collector of internal revenue for Nebraska (the term of the present Incumbent expire! several mouths ago), unless he can lie superseded by one certain man, and whllo ' this man Is your only choice, nevcrthe- I lesj If It not a fact that Secretary of State Bryan, who Is likewise powerful with the powers that be, will not concur In tho appointment of this distinguished statesman? Therefore, for tho sake of harmony, and as a compromise, we, the undersigned, of the rank and file, who are the hewers of wood and the drawers ot water of the party, and who are under no obligations politically or otherwise to Senator Hitchcock or Secretary Bryan only the obligation of having the privi lege of voting for the senator and secre tary on numerous occasions and be lieving In the iKillcy of Andrew Jackson.' 'to the victor belongs the spoils,' we herewith submit the names of Hon. P. K. McKlllip and Senator J. A. Ollls, either of whom would fill the office of collector of Internal revenue honorably." GREECE MAY KEEP NINE OF THE ISLANDS PARIS. Dec 16.-The French foreign office today instructed Jules Cam bo n, French ambassador In Berlin, to Inform tho German government that France has accepted the British proposal that Greece be allowed to ke?p nine out of the eleven Island occupied during th Balkan war The other two. Tenedos and Inibros. are to be returned to Turkey. Italy, in the opinion of the French government, should return to Turkey the eleven Islands occupied dur ing the war in Tripoli.' 1S)13 FOURTEEN PAGES. Those Naughty Boys, Nineteen Acres in Heart of London Are Sold in Single Deal LONDON, Dejjj 1. Tho biggest private real estnto deal on record was completed today with tho sale ot the duke ot Bed ford's freehold property, covering about nineteen acres in the vicinity of Covent Garden In the center of London to Harry MaUaby-Decley, a unionist member of th; JIouso ot Commons. 'Many millions of .pounds) serlhia changed hands oyer tliti transaction, bu'l tho I gyres were withheld. The agents vouchsafed the Information that thjj "price exceeds by several million pounds the largest sum ever before paid for a single property." Roughly speaking the estate stretches cast and west from Klngsway to St. Mar tin's Lane, . near Trafalgar Square, and north and south from Long Acre to the Strand. It Includes tho Royal Opera, the Drury Lane, the Aldwych, the Strand and the Lyceum theaters, several hotels, Covent Garden, Bpw street police court, the National Sporting club and a number of great printing establishments. Collins Clan Buys ' Arms and Will Fight it Out With Raiders SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. H.-Mem-bcrs of the Collins family of Old Horton In Howell county, whose homes were raided last Sunday by feud enemies ot the family, are arming themselves and barricading their nouses In preparation for a "battlo to the death," according to reports brought here today. Paralce Collins, tho young woman who was lashed with switches and ordered to leave tho state on pain of death, ap peared In West Plains last night uc companled by Mary Dick Collins, another young woman who was ordered out of the country. After supplying themselves with arms and ammunition the women deported, saying they Intended to return to Old Horton and "fight It out" According to reports here great ex citement prevails In the Isolated vlllago and a second Vslt of tho raiders would mean u pitched battle. It Is said the band ot raiders was made up of citizens of the community. (Arson Squad Fires Liverpool Church LIVERPOOL, Dec 16.-The suffragette!, arson snusd todav d d damage to mi Anne's church here. Tho stalls on the south side of the church wero destroyed and tho splendid organ was damaged, j Entrance -was gained through a stained glas window which the incendiaries smashed. The usual suffrage literature was scat tered about the place to Indicate that the fire was Intended as a protest against the government's treatment of Mrs. Pank hurst The National Capital Tuesday, Deremlier HI, HUH. Tho Senute. Met at 10 a. m. Debate resumed on currency hill, with Senator Brlstow leading an attaok on deposit guarantee feature. The lluair, Met at noon. ' President (lomfmr of tho American Federation of I-ibor testified before tha house Judiciary committee. War depattipont submitted ffnal report on rasing of the battleship Maine In Havana harbor. Resolution adopted autnnrlxlng expert afxlManco for Judiciary committee for anti-trust work. President Atkinson of the National Grangers told rural credits committee farmers were opposed to co-operstivo agricultural credit. libor committee reported In favor of a federal bureau on safety ! Little cfeU-arca should love bheir rcach-crs and -not Jav -rn-L.vi7 the mice will play but we must have ai-sci-rfinc and suali livrWfc let this hap pen, a-ain as it- of-fends. one's sea-$i-rivtr irf.ju-ty. SINGLE COPY TWO lurte7XrTuCu BLAMES HISSTATE OF MIND Dr. Brantley Testifies in Own De fense in Federal Court Case. POLITICS CAUSES HIS DOWNFALL uetloned by Government In lie nrd to III Letter TclllntC ot nrlnrrUendytoMnkc.lt! Uual fieVay. The defense finished with the testimony of-Dr. jS. D. Brhntlv,.yistoraay.M the Unftrtf States WfVctHsouftirfd' tho witness, testifying In his oWn hehulf, whs turned over to District Aftorney F. o. uowcii ior cross-examinntiop. In direct examination. Dr. Brantley was nskbd whero his wlfo was at the present time. "In a dining room at Louisville," he re plied with 'effort. T hftn came tho cross-examination by tho government. ,rIsn't It a fact that you know at tho present tlmo, that your wife Is a cashier at the desk of one of tho lendlpff. I might say, the leading, hotel at Louisville?" the witness was asked. The, witness hesltuted several minutes and then replied that he did not exactly know that slio was cashier at tho desk; that ho had heard from her and that she had said that she was In a dining room, "Hasn't Mrs. Wlttman told you since you came to Omaha that your wife held the position of cashier there and that she received the sum of 140 per month and her board and room for her serv ices?" came the question. Tlo witness repeated the former answer , In the cross-examination, District At torney Howell traced the life of the de fendant from the time he had graduated from a. medical school, through tho time ho hod engaged successfully In the legit imate practice of medicine nt Nashville. "And Isn't It a fact that tho decline of your practice there dated from the tlmo you engaged In politics?" asked the gov eminent counsel. The witness again hesitated and half, way admitted the affirmative In reply. Extracts from letters written by Brantley wero ngaln questioned. The witness explained that when he wruic. -wo win exr.ect to mnicn usual getaway," he really meant the "un- i llallnl c.t a ..'u . 1. I n-.. n j . umrr BimciiieniN maue In letters to the WorJd-Hera)d, and to his wife which wero In apparent con tradiction to the testimony of the wlt , ness, were read and an explanation i asked for. i t ........ i . . . . i. . ..... . . 1 , ""l"mn" l" ness rcicrrea , " "i ie time the letters were written, and In numerous other Instances his memory abso,ute,)' fallt'1 to recal was said or done or meant. PROPER CONDUCT AT TABLE IS FINAL TEST) IO.WA CITY. Ia.. Dec 16.-Special.)-j Propar conduct at the table and a gen eral observance of the social niceties will form the last course In the tryouts ot the Rhodes scholarship applicants, who will rcme here next Saturday to meet the committee of college presidents which will finally name tho successful man. Whllo the man who' does not know how to handle his knife and work will not be absolutely barivd thereby, his aptitude In this line will nevertheless have some bearing upon his chances. The mental examinations for the scholarship wero , given here about six weeks ago. 1 FERGUSON ELECTED j CAPTAIN OF COYOTES i VERMILION. S. D.. Dec. 16. -(Special j Telegram.) Cooley Ferguson of North ' Adams, Mass.. for three years star Coy- ote halfback, was elected foot ball cap-1 tain of the 1914 team at the annual foot ball banquet last night. Vldal, quarter, and Totts, center, were other candidate On Trains and at Koto Nsw stand, 8a MURDERER OF THREE UNDER LIFE SENTENCE IS LYNCHED BY MOB Man Convicted of Killing- Daughter, Former Wife and Her Husband Hanged to a Bridge. DEAD. WOMAN ONCE OF OMAHA Neighbors Dissatisfied Because the Death Penalty Not Imposed. BODY RIDDLED WITH BULLETS Masked Men Remember He Showed No Mercy to Victims. MOB BREAKS INTO THE TAIL Prisoner Had Been Fonnit Onlltr of Klltlna; Three Memtier of the Dillon Family Near Rnr, North Dnkata. WJLL18TON, N. D., Dec. lS.-Clev Culbertson, recently convicted of murder ing three members of the Dillon family at Raj", N. D.. was taken from the Will lt ma county Jail by a mob and hanged from a bridge near here. Culbertson was lynched shortly, before daybreak. The lynching party, which consisted of a large number of masked men. battered down the doors of the Jail with a heavy iron pipe. Despite tha warning of Sheriff Erlckson the mob rushed Into the Jail, tore the door oft the cell occtlpled by the prisoner and dragged him mil of tho building. Ho was taken to the Middle Muddy river, a mite and a half from town, where he was hanged from the wagon bridge spanning the stream. When tho body was cut down shortly afterward It was found to havo been riddled with bullets. Culbertson while being taken from tho Jail pleaded for mercy, but was met ' with the reply: "You did not show any mercy to the Dillons and we will show none to you." Policeman Reatcn br Mob. Policeman Luclnford and James John son, a laborer, attracted by the shouts of tho mob, nttomptcd to Interfere and were badly beaten. After the conviction of Culbertson last week, which carried a prison sentence for life, there was( considerable dissatisfaction expressed rjecauso the death penalty had not been Imposed and threats of lynching were freely made; The mob, whleh was thoroughly organ ised, Is believed by the sheriff to com from the vicinity of Ray,, where Mr. and Mrs. n, T, Pllon and thslr daughter were murdered on the ntgh of October 18, There was no, -known cause for the killing of ths Xll&nV 'CUtuertMfli'rtefrtvex. . hi' formal htnco yesterday and was to have been taken to the penitentiary ! today. i lrliii'lfll from ."Nebraska. ' Culfieti&n, whose real nstrie Is sup posed' to have been Marshall, formerly lived at Geneva, Neb., and was a di vorced husband ot Mrs. Dillon. A wed ding picture ot both was found In Dil lon's home. Mrs. Dillon went from Omaha to Ray, N. D. Luella Marshall, the 16-year-old girl who was killed with Mr. and Mrs. Dillon. tsos a daughter of Culbertson' and Mrs. Dillon. The murders occurred at the farm or the Dillons, six miles north of Ray. when Culbertson appeared and asked for ttork. Ho was allowed to stay for sup per. What transpired at the meal, whether Mrs. Dillon recognlrcd her former hus band, Is not known, as there Is no living witness. Mrs. Dillon only recovered con sciousness long enough to Identity the murderer. The victims were shot to death. Lyiifhed by 3tob. v 8HREVETORT, I.s,, Dec. J8.-Two negroes, Ernest and ' Frank Williams, wero lynched by a mob at Blanchard. La., today. They had confessed to kill ing Calvin Ballard, whose body 'wo found hacked to pieces In his store Sat urday mornhiff. Tho negroes lynched aro believed to have been friends of throe negroes Bal lard killed several months ago when the" attempted to escape from the Louisiana penitentiary, where Ballard at the tlmo was a trusty. Ballard was rewarded soon by his release from the prison, where he had been serving a ten-year sentence for killing his brother. II I ir Fire at Lynchburg, Va. LYNCHBURG, Va., Dee. 1B-Flre in tho business district early today did 1:60,000 damage. Tho flames started front nn unknown cause. if'- First Aid to Shoppers At no season of tho year is newspaper advertising of more value to our readers than at tho Christmas season. Our advertising: Is never mora attractive; never does It offer so many suggestions; never does it serve tho readers of The Bee to better purpose. In these busy days preceding Christmas, when economy of time, patience and monoy la so much desired, the thing to do Is to move and plan with systematic precision. . Let the advertisers guide you. They are equipped to servo you well and to simplify your shopping. By knowing what you want and where to get It You save yourself You save tired salespeople You save time and money. Read the advertising in Tho Bee carefully and SHOP EARLY. CENTS. !