The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, November 12, 1908, Image 2

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JXt &
Killed in Street Duel With At
torney at Nashville.
Tragedy It Sequel to Bitter Political
Fight in Tennessee and Direct Re
sult of Recent Editorials Aimed at
Father of Assailant.
Hon. Edward Carmack, former United
States senator from Tennessee, waB
shot and killed in n street duel at Nash'
vlllo by Robin Cooper, a young attor
ney. Young Cooper was wounded in
the shoulder by a bullel from Car
mack's revolver and is under police
surveillance) lu a local hospital. Ills
condition Is not serious. -Cannock
was wounded throe limes, in the neck,
the breast and left shoulder. Colonol
Duncan B. Cooper, father of the
younger man, was with his son during
the nffray, but did not fire a shot It is
said ho stood by with pistol in hand.
Ho is detained at police headquarters.
The direct cause of the killing Is a
recent series of editorials in tho Ten
nesscean, a dally paper, of which Mr.
Carmack becamo editor after his de
feat for the nomination for governor.
The editorials in question had been
vigorous ones in thoir commont on
Colonel Cooper and hla alleged' connec
tion with what Mr. Carmack termed
New York's Postmaster Nearly Victim
of Assassin, Who Kills Self.
Postmaster K.M. Mbrgnn of Now York
city, who was wounded in the abdo
men by a bullet fired by E. 11. 13.
Mackay, an eccentric English stenog
rapher, who then committed suicide,
is resting well and unless complica
tions develop, he will recover. Mr.
Morgan probably owes his life to the
quick wit and bravery of hla fourteen-year-old
daughter, Dorothy, who saw
Mackay draw his revolvor, and struck
it with her hand. This doCocted the
bullet, otherwise the postmaster would
have been fatally Wounded, for his as
sailant was at close rango and fired
four shots. Tho shooting occurred at
One Hundred and Forty-sixth street,
only a short distance from Mr Mor
gan's homo,
An investigation of tho life and rec
ord of Mackny reveals that he was of
a morbid nature and a former Inmate
of nu asylum in Worcester, Mass.
That his act was premeditated is made
certain by a lotter he left, but aside
from a fancied grievance against Mr.
Morgan and the postofflce authorities
concerning the handling of his mall,
nothing has come to light to indicate
why he should have sought to murder
tho postmaster.
North Dakota Takes Water al
Quincy Mass.
Vessel When Completed Will Be Amer
lea's Pioneer All-Big-Qun Dread
I nought Miss Mary L. Benton ot
) Fargo, N, D., the Warship's Sponsor
Amid shrieking of whlstlcB, the flap
ping of flags and the cheers of a
crowd of Invited' guests and shipyard
officials and employes the new battle
ship North Dakota slid off the way
at Quincy, Mass., Tuesday.
As tho great vessel quivered before
taking ner first plunge Into the viutei
Miss Mary L. Benton of Fargo, N. D,
native daughter of the state from
"tho Democratic machine" and its
methods. Colonel Cooper, who is well
known in business, newspaper and po
litical circles in Tennessee and tho
south, had, it Ib said, notified Mr. Car
mack that the references to htm must
cease. Another such editorial ap
peared Monday morning.
The men fought at close quarters
and there wero but few witnesses.
They-soft o Seventh avenue north,,
directly In front of tho "Polk flats," a
fashionable apartment house. Mr.
Carmack bad just lifted his hat to
Mrs, Charles II. Eastman, a friend,
who was passing. In a moment tho
tiring began and' Mrs. 'Eastman was
a horrified witness at closo range. So
close was she that one of the' Coopers
is said to havo charged Carmack with
being a coward and hiding behind a
woman. Cooper's frlonds assert that
Carmack flred the first shot, but the
dead man's frlonds stoutly protest that
his opponent was the first to shoot
The tragedy created intense excite
ment throughout the city.
Twenty-Eighth Annual ' Convention
Opens at Denver.
The twonty-elghth annual conven
tion of tho American Federation of
Labor, which opened at Denver Wed
nesday, will, it is predicted, bo the
most important gathering of delegates
to a convention of that' body in its
Tho all Important question to be de
cided is the indorsement of the polit
ical program carried out by the execu
tive council during the recent presi
dential campaign, and which has gen
erally been referred to as Mr. Gom
pers' plan.
Opponents of Samuel Gompers, pres
ident of the federation, are working
together In uu effort to organize a
plan against his rc-olectton. They are
charging him with VpernlcloiiB pollt
leal activity" and using other argu
ments to convince delegates that
Gompers has lost his standing as a
leader of worklngraen and tnat tue
working classes need expect nothing
from congress in the way of legislation
If Gompors continues at the' head of
tno federation.
Sentenced for Defrauding Farmers.
J. T. Mulhall was given 15. months
at tho federal prison at Leavenworth,
Edgar McConkoy to one year and one
day at Leavenworth and Felix Nathan-
son to six months in the county jail
by Judge Purdy. Alleged fraudulent
operation of tho Nicollet Creamery
company in Minneapolis last fall ia
the specific charge in the indictment
upon which. the men were convicted.
,, Farmers throughout the northwest
" are, said to have lost heavily by Bhlp-
ninV nroduco which was never nald for.
,.- e . jf, v-.i-i j .fr-Mtt
Shipwreck Victims Killed by Pirates.
Thq bodies of seventy-eight victims
of tho wreck of tho small steamer
near Tungan havo been brought to
Amoy. Tho steamer was licensed to
carry 180 passengers, but 600 men
wer on board, and of these only 400
were rescued. Many of the victims
wero drowned, but some wero killed
in tho water by piratical -boatmen in
tent on robbery. Five of the pirates
have but a arrested and will be bo-heu.ed
Case Is Continued Until January Term
of Texas Court
Austin, Tex., Nov. 10. H. Clay
Pierce of St. Louis, chairman of the
board of directors of the Watere
Plerco Oil company, arrived hero from
St. Louts, surrendered to Sheriff Mat
thews and later gave bond in the sum
of $20,000 to secure his appearance in
court to answer to tho grand Jury in
dictment charging him with false
swearing in connection with the re
admission of the Waters-Pierce Oil
company to do business in the state of
Texns after it had been ousted in 1900
for violation of tho anti-trust laws of
the state. After the bond had' been
signed, thp case was continued by
agreement until the January terra of
When the train to which Pierce's
special car was attached arrived,
neither Sheriff Matthews or any of
his deputies were on hand to meet it.
Mr. Plerco, accompanied by Judge H.
S. PrleBt of St. Louis, his personal
counsel, went to the ofHco of the sher
iff and surrendered. It Is understood
that Mr. Ptcrco desired an Immediate
trial, hut the state was not ready, and
the continuance was finally agreed,
I Shoots Wife, Mother-ln-Law and Self.
At Wichita, Knn., Monday.Oscar Hu
ber shot and killed his wife, shoe at
his mother-in-law, Mrs. M. A, Turner,
then turned tho revolver on himself
and blew out his brains. His -wife,
who was killed Instantly, held a four-months-old
child in her arms and the
weight of her' body fell on the child,
seriously, and perhaps tatahy, injuring
It. The shooting was the result of a
family quarrel.
' Labor Mayor Day in London.
London, Nov. 10. Prime Minister
Asqulth was the principal speaker at
the Guild hall banquet, which marked
the Inauguration of tho new lord may
or of London, Sir George Wyatt Trus
sott, and brought to a fitting close tho
celebration of the king's sixty-seventh
Folk Pardons Dr. Todd.
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 10. Gov
ernor Folk pardoned Dr. J. D. Todd of
Vernon county, who came to the peni
tentiary March 2&, 1W6, under sen
tence of ten years for killing Richard
Wall at Richards, Vernon county.
which tho battleship takes her name,
broke over her bow a bottle of cham
pagne, declaring as she did so, "I name
thee North Dakota."
Among the invited guests who wit
nessed the launchiug of the battleship
was John Burke, the newly reelected
governor of North Dnkota.
Tho launching of the North Dakota
means tho introduction or a new type
of warship in the American navy. She
will be the first American nll-blg-gun
battleship or real Dreadnought- to fly
tho Stars and Stripes.
Tho North Dakota, which is slmllat
in all respects to the Delaware, which
Is under construction at Newport
News, Va., will have a long forecastle
deck extending from the bow almost
to the center of the ship. The ten
Features of the Day's Trading and
Closing Quotations.
Chicago, Nov. 9. Liberal primary
receipts offset the higher prices foi
wheat at European grain centers and
caused a steady tone in the local mar
ket at the close, final quotations being
unchanged to &c blghor. Corn and
provisions were weak and oats firm.
Closing prices:
Wheat Doc, $1.01; May, $1.05V
l.OGVi; July, $1.031.03a.
Com Dec, Gl61&c; May, CPhc.
Oats Dec, 480; July, 5050c.
Fork Jan., $16.05; May, $15.07&.
LardWan., $9.30; May, $9.40.
Ribs Jan., $8.45; Muy, $8.57l,5-.
Chicago Cnsh Prices No. 2 hard
wheat, $1.02Vi8'1.03; No. 2 corn, GlHie;
No. 2 oats, 49c.
South Omaha Live Stock.
South Omaha, Nov. 9. Cattle Re
ceipts, 7,000; steady; native steers,
$4.0007.25; cows and heifers, $3.00&
4.25; western steers, $3.505.50;
Texas Bteors, $3.004.40; canners,
$1.75l2.60; stockers and feeders, $4.75
5.00; calves, $3.005.75; bulls, stags,
etc., $2.255.75. Hogs Receipts, 5,
000; 10C15c lower; heavy, $5.65
5.75; mixed. $5.6005.65; light. $5.40
5.65; pigs, $3.505.00; bulk of sales,
$5.60'5.70. Sheep Receipts, 11,000;
steady; yearlings, $4.255.00; weth
ers, $4.004.60; ewes, $3.253'4.15;
lambs, $5.256.00.
Chicago Live Stock, ' '
. Chicago, Noyt 9.4-Cattlo Receipts,
33,000; 1015c lower; steers, $4.408
7.50; cows, $3.0005.00; heifers, $2,400
4.60: bulls, $2.5004.50; calves, $3.00
7.85; stockers and feeders, $2 504.60.
Hogs Receipts, 55,000; 15020c low
er: choice heavy shipping, $0.10
C20, butchers. $6.0506.15; light mix
ed. $5X005.70; choice light, $5.70
6.00; packing, $5 7006.00-. pigs, $4.25
05.35; hulk ot sales. J5.CO0C.OO.
Sheep Receipts, 40,000; 25c lower;
sheep, $4.5005.00; lambs. $4.7506.60;
yearlings, $3,8506,25.
twelve-Inch guns ore arranged in five
turrets, two to a turret, the forward
turret being so located that the axes
of its guns are twenty-four feet above
the water lino, and just abaft this tur
ret is another, tho barbette of which
is of sufficient height for its guns to
clear the roof of the forward turret.
Abaft the break of tho forecastle
deck and also situated on the axis of
the ship are two more twelve-Inch gun
turrets, the guns of tho forward tur
ret In this pair firing over the roof of
tho after turret. Abaft and near tho
stern Ib the fifth and last of the big
turrets. Naval men declare that no
navy In tho world possesses a ship of
the Dreadnought type In which the
guns are better arranged.
For repelling torpedo attack the
North Dakota will carry a secondary
battery of fourtoen five-inch guns.
These guns are all mounted broadside,
Tho vessel will be driven by turblues
and Is expected to attain a maximum
speed in excess of twenty-one knots
an hour.
( Threatened Mrs. Phtpps With Death If
Denied $20,000.
Aftor haunting the residence at
Denver of her intended victim
for two days and making every effort
In overy way imaginable to get Into
communication with her, an unknown
woman who threatened' Mrs. Gene
vieve Chandler Phipps, divorced wife
of Lawrence Phipps, the Pittsburg
millionaire, with .death unless she was
given $20,000 in money, was foiled in
her design by the clover work of tho
bank and city detectives. When she
discovered she was beaten, the woman
cast dynamite sticks, Intended for Mrs.
Phipps, at tho detectives, but fortu
nately they fell against the uphol
stered wall of an enclosed automobile,
which prevented thom from exploding.
Tho woman was qulokly placed under
arrest. She persistently refused to
give her name, but insists that she is
under the influence of a hypnotist and
that this explains her attempt to
blackmail Mrs. Phipps.
The woman went about tho carrying
out of her plans with a determination
evidently born of desperation. She
had repeatedly telephoned the Phipps
homo and called there in an effort to
havo an audience with the well known
society leader. Finally Mrs. Phipps
becamo alarmed and went automobll
lng in City park to avoid the woman.
The woman evidently saw her leave
in the machine, for she attempted to
attract tho attention of Mrs. Phipps
as she was being driven along one of
the park driveways. She was stand
ing behind a tree at the time. Mrs.
Pripps ordered her chauffeur to con
tinue past the woman, but she leaped
from behind the tree and Into the
machine as it was going by. She
quickly engaged Mrs. Phipps in con
versation, assuring hor that her ap
parent fears wero entirely unneces
sary, that she wbb a magazine writer
and had no desire to do Injury to Mrs.
Phipps. Sho talked so kindly that
Mrs. Phipps became reassured and
they rode together for fifteen or twen
ty miles.
Suddenly the women produced two
sticks of dynamite and demanded that
Mrs. Phipps give her $20,000 within an
hour or she would be destroyed. She
directed that the nutomobllo be driven
to the Wolcott school and that Mrs.
Phipps' daughter be "taken along, this
evidently for the purpose of having
a hostage. Mrs. Phipps agreed to take
her to the bank and get the money,
whither the party headed, after stop
ping at the school to gat the little
daughter of Mrs. Phipps. Arriving at
tho bank, all but tho strange woman
left the machine. This evidently was
not intended in the program, but she
made no nrotest. Once inside the
'building Mrs. Phipps hurriedly related
her experience to a bank official, and
police headquarters were communicat
ed with. Two detectives hastened to
the bank. In the meantime a Bpeclal
bank detective haddetalned the wom
an In conversation from thb window of
the enclosed machine next the side
walk. The two city detectives detailed
walked around the rear of the machine
and slipped open the door on tho
street side. The woman saw that sho
was entrapped and dashed the dyna
mite sticks at the two officers. The '
struck against the machine and fell
to the floor Intact. Had they exploded
great a'amage and loss of life would
have resulted, for the scene is located
in the very heart of the city.
Former High Financier Sentenced to
Fifteen Years.
From a cell in the Tombs prison In
New York City, Charles W. Morse
now directs the efforts of his counsel
to secure his freedom, he having been
sentenced' to serve fifteen years In the
federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., for mis
application of the funds of the Na
tional Bank of North America and
making false entries in the books of
the bank. Alfred H. Curtis, former
president of the defunct bank, who
was Jointly tried and convicted with
Morse, was given his liberty on a sus
pended sentence.
Leaders Will Support Secretary of
State for Senator.
It Is tho opinion In Washington that as
tho result of a long conference at the
White House between President
Roosevelt, James Wadsworth, Jr.,
speaker of the New York state as
sembly, and William L, Ward, Repub
lican national committeeman, the man
who will be supported by them next
January to succeed Thomas C. Piatt
on March 4, 1909, as United States
senator, will be Ellhu Root of Clinton,
N. Y., the present secretary of state.
This new institution, under the direction of the Sisters of St. Francis, is
located at Alliance, a very healthy and pleasant resort of the west. Parents
and guardians will fiiid it a homelike institution, where even' faculty is offered
to educate effectively the heart and mind of young girls, to impart true refine
ment together with practical knowledge, which will enable them to fill their
future positions in life creditably.
The course ot study adopted by the institution is systematic and thorough,
embracing Primary, Intermediate, Preparatory and Academic Departments.
The Academic Department embraces Christian Doctrine, Church History,
Arithmetic, Algebra, Advanced English Grammar, Bookkeeping, Geometry,
Latin, Rhetoric, Civics, General History, Botany.
A special course of Instrumental Music and Painting may be pursued.
In this, as well as in all the other departments, the leading principle of the
institution is thoroughness, hence pupils are trained and led to correct knowl
edge and appreciation of these branches.
As no young lady is fitted for the practical duties of life without a thorough
acquaintance with the use of the needle. This branch, in all its details, from
the plainest to the most ornamental and fancy needlework, receives particular
Board, Tuition, Bed, Washing, Plaiu Sewing and Fancy Work $8o oo
Children under twelve years 75 00
Music Piano rer session of five months , , $15 00
Organ ...., 15 00
Violin, Guitar, Mandolin 14 00
Painting In Oil, per month 3 00
In Water Colors 3 00
Each pupilmust provide her own Guitar, Violin or Mandolin. Use of piano
or Organ, per session. 2.50.
3 complete changes of underclothes.
6 pairs of hose.
12 pocket handkerchiefs.
4 towels.
2 black aprons.
2 pairs of shoes.
1 pair of rubbers.
1 blanket (single bedj.
1 White bed spread.
1 small rug for alcove.
1 toilet set, consisting of brushes,
combs, soap, soapdish and toothmug.
1 needlework box furnished.
Stationery and stamps.
G napkins.
1 tablespoon.
1 teaspoon.
1 silver knife and fork,
t napkin ring.
Black Uniforms, College cap.'
School was opened September 14th and is now in full session. There are
accomodations for eighty boarders and the Sisters request all those who are in
terested in education and who wish to place their children in an institution,
where they will receive solid education, to place their children in the Academy
as soon as possible. Any one wishing to have further information should write
to or call on the Mother Superior, who will be pleased to answer all inquiries.
Accomodations will be provided for boys.
HOSPITAL STAFF Dr. leilvvood, Dr. Bowman, Dr. Hand, Dr. Copsey
Open to All Reputable Physicians.
Address all communications to
Alliance, Nebraska.
Views and
Work j j
Alliance Art Studio
M. E. GREBE, Propr.
Artistic Portraits a Specialty
In Every
Manufacturers Are Optimistic.
The Manufacturers' association pub
lishes in Its official magazine a con
tinuation of the statements on trade
conditions contributed by its 3,000
members, representing every branch
of Industry. The first series of these
showing Improvement in commercial
conditions, appeared in the Oct. 15 is
sue of the magazine. The series now
published, indicates a continuatjoii tofj
mis iiiiiiuvuiu(.-m. uuu iur uiu inusi
part an optimistic view of the business
outlook. Tho manufacturers expect to
add to their present force about GC0,
000 men.
Injunction In Missouri River Rate Case
Judges Orosscup, Soamau and Dakor.
In the United States circuit court,
granted u temporary Injunction re
straining tre Interstate commerco com
mission from carrying into effect Its
order lu what is known as the Mis
souri river rate case.
Religious Belief Man's Own Affair.
"Taft's religious faith is his own
private concern and not a matter for
general discussion and political dis
crimination," says President Roose
velt, In a letter to J. C. Martin of Day
ton, O., In which ho answers numerous
correspondents. Tho president says
ho deferred the publication of the let
ter until now to avoid any agitation
likely to Influence the election.
Prison for Colorado Banker,
President Godding oJtiieJSate bank
of Rocky F5fuY'6dlo.,'wa3 sentenced to
serve eight to ten years In the state
prison. He had been convicted on
charges of making unlawful use of thn
bank's funds and receiving deposits
after he knew the' bank to be Insolvent.
Two Drowned While Hunting.
Minneapolis, Nov. 10.- Clarence
Kllchli, seventeen years old, son ot
Joseph Pllchll of this city, and a
friend', John Conrerdy of Chicago,
were drowned while hunting In Pel
ican bay, Wright county.
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