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RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBLISHED EVERY FKIDAY.
RntCffd In the 1'onloinve nt Hcd Cloud. Neb .
u Second UImm Matter
Paul G. Phaiirb
SO N IN icy 1
COASTWISE VESSELS COLLIDE
OFF BLOCK ISLAND.
48 BODIES FLOAT TO THE SHORE
But Nineteen of the Two Hundred Per
sona on Board Steamer Larchmont
Escape With Their Lives Survl-
vors Badly Frozen.
Dlock Island, It. I., Fob. 13. About
350 persons went to their death in
Dlock Island sound as a result of a
collision between tho three-masted
jjchooucr Harry Knowlton and tho Joy
lino steair r Larchmont, bound from
Provident to Now York. It Is esti
mated that, Including the crew, there
were nearly 200 persona on board tho
Htcamer when sho sailed from Provi
dence. Of these, only nineteen appear
to have survived tho disaster, ten
members of tho crew and nine passen
gers. Awakened from their slumbers in
their state rooms, tho unfortunate pas
tu tigers were at the morcy of tho
fates. Many, it is believed, went down
with the ship. Others, temporarily
Ihaukrul that they had escaped drown
lug, prayed that they might be re
lieved of tho terrible pain caused by
their frozen bodies, and one unknown
passenger plunged a knife into his
throat and ended his sufferings.
The few who survived were In a piti
ful condition. In almost every case
their arms and legs hung helplessly as
they were lifted out of the boat., in
which tliey reached shore. During the
day forty-eight bodies came ashore,
either In boats or thrown up by tho
sea. Only six of the forty-eight bod
its were Identified
The bodies Identified wero: Stow
ard James H. Harrison, First Assistant
Engineer Jasper Host, Assistant, Engi
neer Edward Iignn, First "Watchman
Jacob Zaudrus, Waiter George Smith,
Providence; Harry Eckels, Mock Isl
i Large Paflaenjjcr List.
Tho Larchmont left her dock lit
Providence Monday night with n
heavy cargo of freight and a passen
ger list estimnted at from 150 to UuO.
A strong northwest wind was blowing
as tho steamer ploughed her way
down through the eastern passage of
Narragansett bay, but the full effect
of tho gale which was blowing out in
tho sound was not relt until the
Larchmont rounded Point Judith
Captain George McVey was preparing
to retire after a turn around his ship
when he was startled by several blasts
of the steamer's whlstHe. He rushed
into the pilot, house, whore the pilot
and quartermaster pointed out a three
masted cchoonor sailing eastward be
fore a strong wind.
Tho schooner, which proved to bo
tho Harry Knowlton, coal laden, from
South Aniboy for Boston, had been
bowling along on her course, when
nhe seemed suddenly to luff up and
head straight for the steamer. Again
Boveral blasts were sounded on the
Eteamer'H whlstlo, the pilot and the
quartermaster at the same moment
whirling their wheel hard aport in a
mad endeavor to avert a collision.
Hut as the Larchmont was slowly
veering nround, the schooner came on
with a speed that almost seemed to
oounl the galo that had been pushing
lior towards Boston. Before nnothci
warning could be sounded, the schoon
er crashed into the port side of the
Larchmont and the Impact of the big
vessel was so tcnillc that the bow ol
tho sailing craft forced Its way more
than half through the breadth of the
Larchmont. When tho force of the I in
pact had been spent the schooner tent -
porarily remained fast in the steam
er's side, holding In check for a mo-,
ment the ln-rushlng water. The pound
ing seas soon separated the vessels, J
and the water rushed Into the nolo in
the steamer with tremendous force.
As tho wntor struck the holler room
great clouds of stotim aroso and tho
passengers were first under tho 1m
presslon that a lire had broken out on
board. Captain McVey could not coin-
inunlcate with Ills subordinate officers
below deck, the signal apparatus being
Passengers Scantily Clothed.
The nnssenuers. meanwhile, rushed
to the deck. Few of them had waited
, to clothe themselves. Tho intense
cold mnde them want to obtain their
clothing, but they found It Impossible
lo return below and do so. Their and nllied associations met here. May- following the tragedy he was con
rooms wero flooded soon after they or Adam delivered an address of wel- vlnced that Hie man was of unsound
had been deserted, and tho steamer, come. About 1.000 delegates have ar- mind. As the result of his last visits
floundering around In the high sens, rived and nearly as many more aro ex- be found that while still suffering
was sinking wJth.a rjudillty that sent pectod. from a'apujiyvhat exaggerated opinion
terror to tlfo hearts of'liio oflfcers.
Whllu some of tho seamen held hack
tlio frnntlc passengers by brnto
strength, others were prcpnring to
lower tho life boats and rafts. Even
before- tho boats wore cut away Cap-
lain McVey knew that tlo list of vic
tims would be creator than those who
survived. It was a physical Impossi
bility fbr nny except the most bard- BASIS FOR INOANITY PLEA
onod to withstand the cold, which
turned cars and noses white with the ...,.., , , ... ...
frost and which so benumbed feet Allon,ot Evans Priconcr Was ,r'
tlint both the nasscngcrs and members responsible When He Killed White.
of the crew stumbled rather than
walked to the small crart in which
they were to leave tho sinking ship.
Shrieks of pain drowned the roar of
tho In-rushing water. Despite tho ex
isting pandemonium, tho women pas-
scnucrs wero placed In llfebonts, tho
male passengers and tho crow select-
ing tho unprotected rafts as their
olaces of refuge.
Captain Mc.Voy ordered nil lifeboats
and rafts cut away and set his own
bnnt lulrlft lust as tho vessel became
BAILEY FURNISHES CLIMAX
Texas Sonator in Inquiry Declares "All
This Prattle Is a Lie."
Austin, Tex., Feb. 13. Declaring
"all this prattle Is a lie," and urging
that tho committee Interpose and
stop these insults offered, U<cd
States Senator .Joseph W. Bailey
brought to it climax an exciting ses
sion of tho legislative committee in
vestigating charges against Bailey,
filed by Representative Cocko.
This was in reply to Representative
Cocke's request that additional wit
nesses be summoned, by which ho
hoped to provo that Senator Bailey
had borrowed $7,000 of .1. D. Suggs of
When 11 was suggested that tho
committee leave at once for St. Louis,
where additional testimony is to bo
taken, Senator Bailey protested that
he should not be compelled to go over
the country as tho principal in an in
vestigation of this nature.
The question i.f tho Hour to which
the committee ..ould adjourn coming
up, Mr. Bailey said:
"Mr. Chairman: I have received
three telegrams from senators in the
last three days insisting on my return
to Washington. I understand the Do
miuicau U-caty is coming up, when
every voto is needed. I have not
cared to Inflict my worries on the com
mittee, but my wife has been ill in
Washington for some time and It looks
llko an infamous delay to keep mo
hero from day to day while the Investi
gation Is permitted to drag along. I
do not wish to appear to be discourt
eous, but unless more baste Is made I
shnll take my hat and leave. Four
witnesses only have been hoard alncc
Wednesday and the committee Is mak
ing no haste as far as is apparent."
Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud
Washington, Feb. 13. The trial of
Representative Dinger Hermann of
Oregon, Who was indicted for
conspiracy to defraud the government
while commissioner of the general
land ofllce, was begun In the criminal
court of the District of Columbia.
The specific charge against Mr. Her
mann Is that while commissioner of
the land ofllce ho destroyed certain
letter press copy records In his ofllce.
Tho defendant will be represented by
his son-in-law, Prescott Gat t ley, and
A. S. Worthlngton. The government's
side of the case will be looked after
by District Attorney Baker and As
sistant District Attorney Atkins. Tho
panel wns exhausted in mi effort to
secure a Jury and a special panel was
Adams Trial In Idaho
Wallace. Ida., Feb. 13. The second
1, Willi 1
day or the Steve Adams murder trial
ended without a jurv being secured.1
When the first panel was exhausted .
tho defense demanded Unit the names I
of a new panel be drawn from tho
box. and nimosi-il tho ili-.nwlur? hv miv
one connected with the sheriff's office.
Two.Cent Fare Bill Passes Iowa House
lies Moines, Feb. 13. Iowa's 2-cent
J fnr0 "H'ttsuio passedlhe bouse by a
voto of 1111; to 0. Tho publication
chime was stricken out so that If It
passes the senate In a similar man
ner the measure will become a law
July -t. Cheers greeted the passage of
tho measure In the bouse.
Shortage of $150,000.
New Britain. Conn., 1-Vn. 13. A
high officer of tho Savings Bank of
New Brltnln states that there Is a big
shortage In the accounts of William
F. Walker, the missing treasurer of
I the bank, and that the bank's own or-
fleers up to noon bad discovered n
Biiortage 01 sjioo.uuo.
Vegetable Packero at Buffalo,
Buffalo, Feb. 13. The national con-
volition of fruit and vegetable packers
1 BUS III!
WORDY DUEL OF LAWYERS IN
Answers Hypothetical Question Put
by Lawyer Delmas.
New York, Feb. 13. District Attor
ney Jerome and Deiphin M. Dolnius
came together In the flrfet serlo.is
clash between counsel In tho ilaiiy
Thaw trial. Tho California attorney,
who Is directing tho defense, took ex-
ceptlons to certain statements of tho
prosecuting ofllcer and had inserted
lu tho record of tho caso a protest
against "Tho misconduct of tho
learned district attorney."
Mr. Jerome hotly accused Mr. Del
mas of trying to instill into the minds
of tho Jury tho implied suggestion
that tho operation performed on
Evelyn Nesblt in 11)03, before Thaw
took her to Europe, was of a criminal
naUlr0( Whon, ..ns a matter or fact," be
Bal(( ..lt wu3 for appendicitis."
Mr. Delmas called the attention of
Justice Fitzgerald to this, saying that
tho district attorney was stating facts
not In evidence, and that a very seri
ous exception must be taken to his
"Send the Jury out of the room if
you want to," exclaimed Mr. Jerome,
"but I am going to get this thing
straight. I am not going to havo these
false Impressions fostered before this
Declares Thaw Wa3 Insane.
Dr. Britton I). Evans, superintendent
ol' tho state hospital for the insane at
Morris Plains, N. J., was testifying at
the time of the disagreement. He had
declared ho was of the opinion that
Hurry Thaw was insane at the time
of the tragedy.
Ho had been called upon to answer
a long hypothetical question, In which
reference had been made to a "serious,
if not capital, operation" on Miss Nes
bit when the storm broke.
Mr. Jcrouio socmen thoroughly
wrought up. Mr. Dolmns did not for
an instant lose his' calm demeanor,
but ho gavo emphasis and force to his
words, new to his hearers. Mr. Je
rome saitl be would withdraw objec
tion to tho term "capital operation,"
if Mr. Delmas would give him tho
word of counsel that they did not
know tho nature or the operation. Mr.
DehuT.s gave his word that he did
not know of its nature. "But you may
consult with counsel," said Jerome.
"I do not care to do that." replied
Mr. Delmas. "It is not essential."
"Ah," cried the district attorney in
n loud voice, "then you do want to
mako this Insinuation?"
"The district attorney strangely for
gets his character and position when
he chnrges me with an attempt to de
ceive," reiterated Mr. Dolmns, with
more reeling in his voice than at any
time during the trial. "Ho must, upon
deliberation, see the injustice of his
"I see injustice plainly," reiterated
Mr. Jerome, "but not In my remarks."
Justice Fitzgerald did not rule out
any of the district attorney's remarks
before the jury and Mr. Delmas took
care to havo every exception he made
Jerome Wins His Point.
Mr. Jerome won his point and tho
words "serious if not capital," as de
fining tho operation, were withdrawn.
During tho tilt Mr. Delmas asked
the district attorney how ho learnei:
of the character of the operation on
Miss Nosblt without a violation or
confidence. Mr. Jerome said he had
been told of it by Miss Nosblt's
mother, Mrs. Holmnn of Pittsburg.
, -, ,
ls "ecame Known ior u.e 11,1,1.
tl,no ,liat the lUsMcX attorney is In
1"hhhsIoij or a long statement by her.
Dr- KvnnB was b-v far th0 n,ost sat
isfurtory expert witness to the defense
Ro nu" prouueod.
He detailed to tho
jury his observations and examina
tions of Harry Thaw during eight
visits to the Tombs and declared it to
be his opinion that Thaw was "suffer
ing from a brain storm, or explosive
or fulminating condition of mental un
soundness" at the time ho shot and
killed Stanford White. Dr. Evnns de
clared that the mental explosion which
induced Thaw to kill Whito had left Its
trneos 011 the defendnnt when he vis
ited him. Ho said Thaw exhibited
symptoms of parnuola and adolescent
lnsnnltv. Tho first, was Indicated by
nts ..vnltatlon. his "exairuoraled ego"
tni, ,i(1l nf i,S supremo Importance,
'n,0 adolescent lnsnnltv wns duo to
heredity and Is characteristic to tho
dovolopnnt period of life from ten
t() roil yoais. Ills mind. Dr. Evans
M,i,if lfi slipped Its moorings and
I wns Ilk i -dilii without a rudder. Or
deoh o? stiess had added thoir work
to tho psychopath taint which came
from hr-ve'.ty. Dr. Evans said that
after hl li.st three visits to Thaw
of self-importance, he was much im
proved. The improvement was ur&-
grosfilve. This testimony was brought
out in line with the contention of tho
defense that while Thaw was Insnno
prior to and nt the time and Imrnedl-,
ntoly subsequent to tho homicide, ho
has improved to a sound condition of (
mentality on tho rcmovnl of the cause
of stress. '
It may be that Mr. Dolmns may re-,
call Mr.". Thaw. The defense has oth
er a lien! ts, however, who may bo
railed f testify. ,
ORDER COMK TOO LATE
Cortelyou Turns Matter or Thaw Testi
mony Over to Attorney General.
Washington, Feb. 13. Postmaster
General Cortelyou mnde a statement
about the president's Inquiry ns to
whether It was feasible to bar from
the mails newspapers printing tho
"disgusting particulars" of the Thaw
trial. He said lie had turned the mat
ter over to the attorney general and
will discuss the matter later with him.
It 1b practically admitted that it is
too into to do anything that can havo
a bearing en the publication of the
Thaw trial. The difficulty of making
any fixed regulation is also recognized.
Gets Evidence In Mncklln Case.
Oklahoma City, Feb. 13. John Aber
nathy, United States marshal, was in
tho city gathering additional evidence (
to be used in connection with the mys-.
teriotts shooting of Captain Edgar,
Mackllu at Fort Reno several weeks
ago. He stated that evidence of a
startling nature wjs now being oh-'
talncd. Abernathy has Just loturned'
from Colorado, where he had a confer-'
once with Zitna Andrews, who is ac-'.
cused of having some knowledge of
tho shooting, and Abernathy has ar
1 tinged for exttadltion papers and will
bring Andrews back to Oklahoma.
Judge 3oyd Quits Office.'" '
Lincoln, F b. 7. Judge Boyd, who (
was elected to congress from the .
Third district last rail, tiled his resig
nation as district judge with Governor
STOCK SUFFERS SEVERELY
Cattlemen in Northwest Nebraska
Lincoln, Feb. 7. Cattlemen from
tho sandhill country of northwest Ne
braska, where live stock is tho chief
industry, say that heavy losses have
been sustained because of the long
continued severe weather. Beginning
as early as October, it was necessary
to feed liny, the ranges being covered.
A little later a heavy sleet storm
covered the range grass, and with the
snow that followed, all kinds or stock
have suffered severely from cold and
NEBRASKA TWO-CENT FARE BILL
Measure Fixing Passenger Rates Intro
duced in House.
Lincoln, Feb. 7. In the house a bill
was Introduced providing a 2-cent
fare on railways for persons over
twelve years and 1 cent under that
ago, with a 5-cent minimum fare and
200 pounds limitation of bnggage.
The house disposed of anti-Christian
Science legislation by killing two
bills which made it illegal to practice
Christian Science healing in the ab
sence of a regular physician's license.
A similar senate bill had already been
SUES SHELDON FOR HOUSE RENT
Attorney General Thompson Begins
Suit at Governor's Request.
Lincoln, Feb. 9. Attorney General
Thompson began suit in the jfr.tiieme
court against Governor Sheldon to col
lect. In behalf or the state or Nebras
ka, ?100 houso rent tor use or the
exccutlvo mansion for the month of
January. Tho suit is begun at Gov
ernor Sheldon's request to settle the
question of tho vnlldlty or a law
passed fourteen years ago providing
an official residence tor the governor.
The law is seemingly In violation of
the constitution, which says the gov
ernor shall accept 110 emoluments
other thun his salary. Four preceding
governors have occupied the mansion
without the question being raised.
Dig From a Friend.
"How old Is your husband, dear?"
"Forty. There's ten years' difference
"You surprise me! I should never
have thought you fifty years old."
It Is seldom that punishment, though
lame of toot, has failed to overtake a
Good For Evil.
'I'lim-n in-i umiin no(inli ivho torn
gray, but do not grow hoary; whose
. faces are furrowed, but not wrinkled;
whose hearts aro sorely wounded In
many phiec. but are not dead. There
Is 11 youth that bids dethiuce to old age,
and there Is a kindness which laughs
at the world's usage. These are they
who have returned good for evil. Whom
the gods love die young, and they die
I young because tlu'y never grow old.
1 Select h1.
A well-known physician, who
undoubtedly knows, declares that
bad breath has broken off more
mutches thun bad temper.
lovers who must
the t r sweethearts
mouths to be kissed.
Good teeth cannot
prevent bad breath
when the stomach Is
Tlic bust cure for
bad breath is a
cleansing out of tho
body by'uso of
the tonic laxative.
This is a herb medicine, sold in
25c. and 50c. packages by drug
gists and it is saving more doctor s
bills than any other medicine has
lt cures headache, backache,
indigestion, constipation and skin
have settled in Can
ada during the past
lew years, testily
&?y Biusni3 0v wneav
rarw fr the
tsfial' means en
harvest of 1006
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?ts:..-j zarinersoi wusternL.inni .1.
KSci8 when tho world has to bo
fttfS& fu- Catc Kaisitijr. Dairy
Saw ofl inK m,d Mixed Farming
arc aiso proiitnoie callings.
Coal, wood and water in
abundance; churches and
easy of access; taxes low.
Hipcrlnl jnilciit iil'lininlgrutlon
cr tlie fullcmlng mithorlitd CncidiiD
Cort rnmtct Agent
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iigainst Piro, Lightning, Cy
clones and Windstorms, see
JNO. B. STANSER,
agent for the Farmers Union Insur
ance Co., Lincoln, Neb., tho best in
surance company intho sto
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