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ATVOOD FLIES TO
Boston Aviator Covers 520 Miles
in Three Days.
MIKES ONE RECORD SPURT.
Report Asking lor His Resigna
tion Based on Falsehood.
KEFCRY GUY FRiCK.
REAR ADr.liHAL SCHLEY.
Financier Who Denies
Rumor That He Is About
To Quit Business Life.
Hero of Santiago Who
Leaves Danes to Help
Firemen Fight Blaze,
NEVER SAW THE RUSBY LETTER
When you get the message over the Long Dis
tance Bell Telephone lines that a friend is com
ing from a distance to visit you, use the Local
Lines to order supplies in a hurry.
The problems of the empty refrigerator and
the unexpected guests is solved by Bell Tele
M. E. BRANTNER,
A. J. Palmer of Lincoln was in
town today on business.
N. A. Brown of Omaha was in
town on business today.
Mrs. Tom Parmele went to
Omaha this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crabill went
to Omaha this afternoon.
Robert Carlson returned to Pa
cific Junction this morning.
Mrs. Sallie Baker was an
Omaha visitor this afternoon.
C. II. Taylor was a visitor at
the metropolis this afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Thomas
-went to Omaha this afternoon. "
Udoni A Co. rest of the week at
the big Air Dome show. Same
E. C. Morgan of St. Joseph was
here on buiness .yesterday even
ing! ' " -
. A. Gartside of Kansas City
was a business visitor in town
C. B. Leaf returned to Omaha
this morning, after a business
Misses Ida and F.va Gray went
to Omaha this morning;to spend
a few days with friends'.
Mrs. Alice. Eaton went to Pa
cific Junction this morning to
spend the day there.
Miss Louise Floyd went to St.
Joseph this morning, after visit
ing Mrs. Alice Eaton.
Miss Etta Jackson returned to
Nebraska City yesterday, after
visiting here with Mrs. J. B.
For any pain, from top to toe,
from any cause, apply I)r.
Thomas' Eclectic Dil. Pain can't
stay where it is used.
Mrs. J. E. McCarroll. and Miss
Mougey came up from Union last
evening and are guests at (he.
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. T.air
on wihle in the city.
Miss Catherine and Miss Mar
ctierite Howland returned to
Wyrnore this morning after a
short visit with Hip family of V
Mrs. Carry 1,. Wilson of Lin
coln left there today for Iicnver,
Colorado, to join a com'ping party
which includes her son, Frank,
and a cousin.
Mrs. P. E. Runner who has been
at Omaha keeping house for her
daughter, Mrs. Ella Bodge, while
she was away on a visit to Mon
tana, will return home this even
ing, accompanied by Mrs. Bodge.
Mrs. Harriet M. Garrison and
daughter, Mrs. J. II. Sneed, left
for Unionville, Neb., this morning
to visit relatives there. Mr. Sneed
goes to Los Vegas, N. M., to look
over a farm he has there. He will
be gone ten days.
C. M. Cherry of Weeping Water
came in this morning, bringing in
the. returns of the First ward of
lhat city. Mr. Cherry is an old
resident of Cass county, an old
veteran of the civil war and a
democrat of the first water. While
in the city he gave the Journal a
pleasant call and we were pleased
to make his acquaintance.
I. F. Moore went to Omaha this
A. S. Bice of Glenwood was here
August Cloidt went to Omaha
J. F. Wilmot' returned from
Omaha this afternoon.
R. M. Schlaes was an Omaha
visitor this afternoon.
Mrs. Ellis Goolsby went to
Omaha this morning to spend the
Mrs. G. W. Rhoden went to
Coleridge this morning to visit a
sister there lor a short time.
Miss Alice Root and Miss Olive
Kellar, who have been visiting
Mrs. J. N. Wise, returned to Lin
coln this morning by way of
J.J.Lewis and neice. Eulalia
Brooks, returned to Viliscia, Iowa,
after attending the funeral of the
former's" brother-in-law. F. M.
Young at Murray.
George Hicks, from near Cedar
Creek, was looking after' some
business mailers' in the county
Mrs. George Dodge and her
guest, Mrs. Miles Coyle, of Penn
sylvania, went to Omaha this aft
ernoon to spend the day.
Mrs. W. II. Blubaugh. who
visited her daughter, Mrs. A. L.
Henry here for a few days, re
turned to Omaha'lhis afternoon.
Miss Mary Jackson, a former
teacher of mathematics in the
High school of this city, arrived
from Lincoln last evening -for a
few days' visit with friends in
this city, being a guest of Miss
Olive Gass. ,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hall return
ed home from Red Oak Tuesday
evening, where Mr. Hall has been
assisting in the concrete and
paving work being laid by II. C.
McMaken & Son. Mr. Hall had
been sick for a few davs.-
Makes Long Auto Trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Troop and
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Troop made
about one of the longeslt auto
runs for one day that we have
heard of from this county, and on
a long run, taking the roads as
they come. In' returning from
their Denver trip they came from
Sutherland, Neb., a distance of
330 miles, in one day, leaving
Sutherland in the morning and
arriving home about it o'clock,
making a Rixleen-hour run of it.
In going they made the trip to
Denver in 30 hours, and return
ing it was covered in 30 hours, a
distance of 020 miles. They re
port a very pleasant trip, only the
roads were very dus'ty and the
weather mighty dry and hot. They
returned home the latter part of
Ford Auto for Sale.
Ford runabout, in good condi
tion, thoroughly overhauled and
repaired. Will sell cheap if taken
soon. Apply to J. E. Mason.
LOST An auto jack, between
the residence of Win. Heil and the
German church, east , of Louis
ville. The finder please notify
the Journal office pr John Gor
Beat Schedule Time for Ordinary
Trains Attempting to Carry a
Passenger, He Nearly Meets With
Misnap at Pettisville.
Tolodo, Aug. 17. Exactly 520 mile
from hit' starting point, Harry N. At
wood, Boston aviator, who is attempt
ing to brrtuk the long distance aero
plane record by flying Irora St. Loul.s
to New York, alighted in Toledo after
completing the third day of his trip,
with a spectacular flight 2,000 feet
Ibove the city.
He covered the 133 miles from Elk
hart, Ind., to Toledo with only one
stop and in an actual flying time of
two hours and fifty-six minutes. He
wag compelled to stop at Pettisville,
O., for more tlr-n five hours because
he ran out oi gasoline.
Between some of the stations At
wood beat the scheduled time for or
dinary trains. In the last lap of the
day's run he whipped up such a speed
as hardly to be visible tor longer than
a minute at any one angle. The
thirty three miles from Pettisville In
to Toledo were run in fifty minutes,
Including a delay for starting and
lime loBt in circling around the city
iu search of a landing place.
The Boston man's arrival here was
as exciting as was his trip over north
ern Indiana and Ohio.
Steam whistles and thousands of
people on top of office buildings greet
ed him as he came In from the west.
All the way In he had been rising to
get a good view of the town, he said.
Instead of alighting in the west end,
he shot clear over the city and landed
near the mouth of the Maumee river
to the east.
' Intense interest marked his pro
gress. As he swooped low to read
the names of railroad stations great
crowds, including farmers who had
come in by automobile from miles
around frantically yelled for him to
come down. Some brought bouquets
and lunches for the aviator, while
policemen ,aud municipal officers
abandoned their posts to join in the
Kiying towards Pettisville, Atwood
noticed that his gasoline was giving
iut and he was compelled unexpected
ly to land. While attempting to rise
;gain with A. Leo Stevents of New
York as a passenger, the wings of
Ills machine blushed against treetops
and boih men were almost dnshed out.
Stevens was knocked against 'a fence,
but escaped Injury. It was necessary
to abandon the passenger-carrying
LAW TO DEFINE CONTEMPT
House Committee to Investigate Sen
tences in Connection With Bill.
Washington, Aug. 17. An Inquiry
Into contempts of court and their
punishments, emphasized recently in
the sentencing of American Federa
tion of Labor officials in the Bucks
Stove and Range company case, Is to
he undertaken by the house Judiciary
committee through hearings begin
ning December 7, next, on the bill
Introduced by Chairman Clayton of
the committee, defining contempts of
Senators Heyburn, Bradley. Painter,
Sutherland and Pomeroy were ap
pointed a subcommittee to investigate
the election of Senator Stephenson of
Wisconsin The appointment was
made by Chairman Dillingham of th
committee on elections.
COMPELLED TO DRINK WHISKY
'This Is Claim of Sunday School
Teacher Who Sues. Railway.
Kansas City, Aug. 17. Because they
say they were forced to drink whisky
at the point of a loaded revolver,
Harry J. Behart and J. Laughlln
brought suit against the Missouri
Pacific Railway company for $55,555.
They assert that on Nov. 1, mo,
while waiting for a train at Lake
City, Mo., the station agent and porter
commanded them to drink some whis
ky and enforced the command with a
Laughlln, who declared himself a
Sunday school teacher, says he never
touched whisky before and that the
liquor intoxicated him.
High Price for Inch of Tongue.
Kansas City. Aug. 17. Mrs. J. L.
Long of Independence, Mo., mother of
Miss Inez Ing who recently bit her
tongue nlmost oft In a motor car ac
cident, announced that she receives
on an average fifty letters and tele
grams daily In response to her an
ouncement that a handsome reward
would be pa'd for an Inch of some
one's tongue to be used to cure the
girl. The writer of one letter said
he thought $30,000 would be a reason
able price for an Inch of tongue.
Superintendent Elliott Wilt Accept.
Broken Bow, Neb., Aug. 17. Super
intendent R. I. Elliott of the city
schools states that he will accept the
offer tendered him of deputy Rtate
superintendent, but will open the
fchonl year In September as tUe head
of the Broken Bow schools.
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FRICK NOT TO RETIRE
Steel Magnate Declares He Will Re
main in Business Life.
Pride's Crossing, Mass., Aug. 17.
Henry Clay filck. his wife and friends
have left in the private car Westmore
land for a week's trip to New York
and Redwood, N. J.
Despite stories of Mr. Frlck's retire
ment trom active work In connection
with his interests In the United States
Steel and other corporations, he said
that while ho had dropped some lines
of activity he had no intention of ab
solutely quitting business life now.
Marks Thinks Oes Moines Com
pany Can Make It.
Peg Moines, Aug. 17. The hearing
before a master in chancery on the
application of Des Moines to compel
the gas company to furnish 90-cent
gas reached a culmination when VV.
1). Marks, an expert from New York,
testified thit according to his estima
tion tho company could make a good
profit manufacturing gas and Belling
It at 90 cents. He estimated that the
company could with only slight add
tlonal expense greatly increase the
amount of gas" made and thus rould
reduce the actual cost to the company
tc 64 cents, as against about 70 cents
now. He pinced a valuation of $l,
500,000 on the jlnnt.
HAZERS FORCED TO PAY FINE
Algona Authorities Take Steps to
Algona, In., Aug. 17. That hazing
In the Algona high school must come
to a stop was Indicated by the action
of the school board and local authori
ties when tnree' younij men were ni
rested and prosecuted under the
statute for hazing Cleininer Iloron.
llonin, who is fourteen years of age,
will be n freshman in the high school
this fall. A week ago he was caught
on M'lin street by three boys, bound
nnd carried to a livery where the
figure '15, which would be tho year of
his class. Wtis burned into his hand
and cheek? with an antiseptic stick of
nitiate of silver used in barber shops.
The flesh was burned badly and the
young man has been under the treat
ment of a physician since the hazing.
It Is said that the flesh will not be
scarred permanently by the experi
ence. The matter was taken up by the
school board and County Attorne
Van Ness was consulted with the re
suit that the hazers were brought be
fore Justice F. M. Trlor. They
pleaded guilty to the offense and were
fined $." each and costs.
Dr. I C. Keneflc, president of the
board, made a speech In the court ap
pealing to the authorities to aid the
board In Btamping out the prac tice of
hazing In the Algona schools.
To Censor Billboards.
Des Moines, Aug. 17. The Des
Moincg city council for the first time
passed an ordinance giving the coun
cil supervision over the billboards and
prescribing for a censorship of the
same. Under the ordinance it will be
possible to regulate them and take
great many of them off the streets.
Record Price for Iowa Farm.
Boone, h., Aug. 17. V. O. Holcoiub,
ex-supervisor, sold his farm neart Jor
dan, this county, for $500 per Here,
the highert price ever paid for an
Iowa farm. It has a splendid house,
everything modern. The grounds
were laid out ly an expert from Ames
Convicts Hear Maud Booth.
Fort Madison, la., Aug. 17. Con
victs In the state's prison here were
allowed a two hours' rereRs when the
prison shops were closed to permit
Maud Balllnger Booth to deliver her
annual message to the wor iters.
Chemist Says Contract With New
York Man Was Made by Dr. Bige
low Did Not Know Why He Was
Summoned Before Board
Washington, Aug. 17. Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, head of the government
chemistry bureau and central figure
iu the agricultural department pure
lood cotitroveisy before the house iu
restigatlug committee, branded as
false a statement of the personnel
board which recommended him tor
He told how Dr. F. L. Dunlap, asso
ciate chief of his bureau, and Solicitor
McCabe of the department repeatedly
voted him down iu the food and drug
Inspection board, of which Wiley was
Dr. Wiley told of a meeting of that
board of which he was not notified,
but at which McCabe and Dunlap
took Important action. He said he
found It useless to appeal to the sec
retary of agriculture and under the
circumstances he considered Dr. Dun
lap his superior officer.
He doclared the charges regarding
theRusby contract were based on a
letter from Kusby never actually sent
to htm and an Important purt of which
has never been made public by the
personnel board. He said he did not
know what charges had been made
against him when he was called be
fore the department's personnel
board, of whose report his first in
timation was the 'Invitation to re
sign." "Did you euter Into any contract
with Dr. Rusby whereby he was to
work a certaijn number of daysT"
asked Representative Floyd.
"I did not."
The Rusby letter that never reached
blm, he said, explained the arrange
ment Rusby had made with Dr. Blge
low to work for $1,600 a year under
an lritfgular time arrangement. Dr.
Rusby wrote the letter, but learned
that Dr. Wiley was out of Washing
ton and did not send It. A copy of
It got Into the batch of correspond
ence which went before the personnel
board and It was cited by the board
to show that Dr. Wiley should be In
formed of the facts.
Knew Nothing of Rusby Matter.
Dr. Wiley declared he know noth
ing of the details of the arrangement
with Dr. Rusby and donied specifically
that he had made any contract with
Rusby. When summoned before the
personnel board, he said, he did not
know what they were asking about,
because they did not show him the
letter, and he himself had never re
ceived It,' seen It, or heard about It.
The next day, Dr. Wiley wrote to
Assistant Secretary Hayes, a member
of the personnel board, asking what
charges had been made against him,
and was Informed that the Rusby mat
ter "had not been presented In the
nature of a charge."
"You say you did not find out from
the questioning of the personnel board
what you were charged with?" asked
"No, but I got a good Idea, before
they finished, that I was charged with
"Did you ever receive any com
munications from the personnel board,
giving their findings?"
"Oh, yes, I got their final report,
giving me the privilege of resigning,"
paid Dr. Wiley, with asperity. "I was
greutly obliged to them for that iittlo
"Did you get the report after It had
been sent to the president?"
"Yes, and after it hnd gone to the
attorney general. I won't express an
opinion as to the attorney general."
McCabe Voted With Dunlap.
"When you and Dr. Dunlap dis
agreed bow many times were you
sustained by Mr. McCabe, the third
member of the board?"
"Never, as I remember; except on
my decision that rye whisky must be
made from rye. On that matter Mc
Cabe sided with mo."
Dr. Wiley declared the result of
these overrullngs was to "squander
and waste" all the money spent In
cases by the chemistry bureau. He
said that so far as he knew all ap
peals to Secretary Wilson had re
sulted in a decision sustaining the
"About 9,000 cases," he said, "have
been prepared by the bureau at a
sum averaging about $200 each, In
cluding the gathering of samples."
Dr. Wiley snld he had appealed to
Secretary Wilnon twice where be
thought public health was seriously
"Were you sustained In either of
"No, the board was sustained In
"Were those the only two cases you
"Yes. I knew It was useless to
take appeals from the board's deci
sions." Fisher Sails for Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 17. Socretary
of Interior Walter U Fisher and
party sailed for Alaska on the steam
ship Admiral Sampson.
SCHLEY HELPS FIGHT FIRE
Hero of Santiago Heads Volunteers in
Glens Falls. N. Y., Aug. 17. GuesU
of tho Hotel Sagamore In evening
dress, headed by Rear Admiral Win
field Scott Schley, assisted the volun
teer fire department of Bolton Land
ing in fighting a blaze at tho bottllnc
works of C. H. Ingraham.
The fire was discovered by guests
of the hotel while a dance was la
progress, and women in ball gown
with their escorts hurried to tha
Admiral Schley assisted the chief
of the local department and was 1st
charge of the men, at times taking
his place at the nozzle.
COTTON MID IROtl
REVISION IS NEXT
Caucus o! Democratic Satcrs
Decides en Prcpn.
Washington, Aug. 17. The sotto
tariff revision bill will come to a rot
in the senate with the Democrat
pledged to support the La Folletta
iron and steel schedule as an amend
ment;, the farmers' free list bill prob
ably will be disposed of by the senate
today with all differences between
the houses adjusted, and the wool bill
awaits the president's veto. This la
the tariff situation In congress today.
I The cotton Iron - steel nrnrram.
- - - ci - - ,
agreed on In a caucus of the Demo
cratic aenntors, carries out part ol
the revision extension program of tha
progressive Republican senators,
whose powerful alliance with the
Democrats has swept tariff legislation
through ' congress at this session.
Neither the f'ee list nor cotton bill
is expected to Involve much debat
In view of the program.
REFUSES TO GIVE UP LOVER
Miss Clara Welssenberger of Granite
CUy, III., Kills Herself.
Granite City, III., Aug. 17. Mrs.
liOtilso Welssenberger, of this place,
sent to her duughter, Clara Welssen
berger, aged reventeen, In Keokuk,
la., this telegrann
"If you don't give up Jack, never
darken my door again."
For answer an hour later she re
ceived the following message:
"Clara killed hcrselr by drinking
carbolic nchl, after getting your
"Jack," mentioned In the telegram,
was a boarder In the Welssenberger
home. Mrs Welssenberger had wnnt
etl her daughter to marry another
bonnier, as soon as he got a djvorra
from his present wife, but the girl re
fused to agree to the plan.
Atwood Makes Fast Flight
Pettisville, O., Aug. 17. Continuing
his record-breaking flight from St.
Louis to New York and Boston, At
wood traveled from Elkhart, Ind., to
Pettisville, O., where he descended to
J eat luncheon and take gasoline, a dls
j tance of ninety seven miles, In two
hours and six minutes. He traveled
at a speed of a mile a minute during
most of the way.
Kenyon SHent on Lorlmer.
Iowa City, la., Aug. 17. United
States Senator W. S. Kenyon, who
lame here to lecture In the Chautau
qua course, declined to discuss Lor
lmer, declaring that his "quasi Judi
cial position as a member of the In
vestigating committee" forbade hint
to say anything.
Dig Through Wall With Tin Spoon.
Peoria, 111., Aug. 17. By digging
their way through a twelve-Inch wall
with a tin spoon, Robert Palmer, aged
fifteen years, and John Devault, aged
eighteen years, escaped from tba
county Jail. Both were charged with,
larceny. They have not been cap
tured. Quicksands Fatal to Two Girls.
Carlton, Minn., Aug. 17. Caught In
the quick s:imN of a beach, Pearl and
Florerce Dnnphy, little girls, lost their
lives. One of the girls was Btlll
breathing when taken from the sand
tmt died in a short time.
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