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RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY.
Kntered thi rontonir t Heil Cloud, hek .
m Second CUm sUtUr
Paul C. Fjuricb
PLANS FOR FINAL STAGES OF
CASE AGREED ON.
JEROME IN FIGHT FOR DEATH
FRENCH BATTLESHIP BLOWS UP
WHILE IN DOCK AT TOULON.
SEVENTY OR EIGHTY ARE DEADi
Over Six Hundred Officers and Men
on Board When Torpedo Sets Fire
to Powder Magazine and Explosion
Follows Arccnal Shops Wrecked.
Newly Discovered Evidence Shatters
Plan3 of Lunacy Commission.
Witness Tolls About Interview With
Thaw on Night of Shooting.
New York, March 13. Thu end of
tho Thuw trial nt lust scorns to bo in
sight. Tcntatlvo plans for tho final
stages of tho (rinl woro agreed on by
opposing counsel, even to tho detail
of allotting tho tlino for tho summtnu.
Amerlcnn Sugar lleflnlng c&Ypnny, In
tho United States circuit court. Coun
sel for tho company asked for the dis
missal of tho Indictment, but the
court declined to do so. Tho defense
then began submitting ovldcnce.
Toulon, March 13. Tho powder
magazines on board tho French battle
fchlp Ienu blew up, and as a result
Captuln Adlgard, commander of tho
battleship, Captain Vorllor, chiof-of
staff or tho Mediterranean suimdron,
and fiom hovonty to eighty bluejack
ets are dead, while Hear Admiral Man
ccron and hundreds of other men uro
fciinorlnir from Injuries. Naval circles
aro aghast and tho public Is stunned
by the appalling catastrophe, coming
no soon alter the loss of tho French
submarine boat Liitln, In which six
teen men met death.
The entire after part of tho Icna
was blown to pieces. The bodies of
tho victims were hurled through tho
iilr by a succession or explosions and
panic s-trlckon workmen at tho ar
senal fled for their lives from tho
vicinity of tho dry dork. Scores on
board or the Jena Jumped overboard
onto the stono quays and sustained
Torpedo Causes Accident.
Tho primary cause of the accident
was tho explosion or a torpedo. What
caused the explosion Is not known,
but the powder magnzlncs of tho teuu
wero set on lire and tho resulting ex
plosions practically destroyed what
was considered ono of the bist vest-els
In tho French nnvy. The Ienu
liad Just undergone u final Inspection
of her hull and machinery, tho latter
having been completely overhauled
preparatory to joining tho squadron.
Tho crow was In Its full strength, be
ing composed or tho rear admiral,
twenty-lour other officers and C30
Tho magazines had been replen
ished recently and contained many
Ions of powder, as well as a number
of charges Tor torpedoes.
The crew had finished their midday
meal only a short tlnio before tho ex
plosion and had dispersed to various
parts of the vessel. Most or tho men
wero engaged In work connected with
the approaching departure of the war
ship, but quite a large party had been
detailed to attend a lecture that was
being given forward.
The first shock of tho explosion was
extremely violent and shook the ves
sel fore and aft. It was followed In
stantly by other shocks. The crew
rushed wildly about the deck. Tho
men forward, who had been attending
the lecture, clambered over tho bul
warks and jumped down, some of
them onto tho deck and others to
the stone quays, many being fatally
The hundreds of men below deck
wero enshrouded In smoke, and while
thoy groped tholr way toward the ox-
Its they became the prey or sufTocat
Ing fumes, which caused many of
them to fall unconscious.
Shells and charges of explosives
Jn tho magazines continued to ex
plode and mnsses of metal were
hurled Into the air and fell about tho
docks and arsenals. These flying
missiles demolished the torpedo shed,
Iho engine works and the pump houso
nearby and constituted a most serious
menace to the lives of those who
made their way tow
to take part In t
it is declared that for thirty min
utes tho authorities wero unable to
' discover the keys with which to open
the locks to flood the dry dock and
submerge tho ship, but when they did
finally open the locks the water
rushed In onto the Ienn and the ex
plosions came to an end.
Then amidst masses of denso smoke
tho search for Iho dond and wounded
was commenced. Tho lower deck of
the Icna was littered with the frag
ments of shattered and torn bodies,
whllo tho surrounding water was
District Attorney Jerome at last has
burned behind him all bridges leading
to a lunacy commission, and Is Irre
vocably pointing his course to prov
ing that Thaw was sane when he shot
Stanford White and, that being sane,
his crime constituted murder in tho
first degree. Within ten days or two
weeks tho caso should bo In tho jury's
Jeromo played probably tho strong
est card ho holds evidence which
camo to his knowledge but a few days
ago, and which undoubtedly caused
him to abandon tho idea of trying to
send White's slnyer to a madhouse
and to try for a straight out convic
tion under tho criminal statutes. The
evidence camo from Mrs. Stanford
White's brother, James Clinch Smith,
who told a remarkably clear, succinct
story of tho events or Madison
Square garden the night White wns
killed and or a long conversation he
had had with Thaw just before the
It seems Thaw sat for some time
with Sml.th during the fateful first
performance of "M'amsello Cham-
palgne," and discussed with him a
variety of topics, in a niuimcr, Mr.
Smith doctor -1, such as any sane
man would ta".v. There was nothing
anywhere in tho repeated conversa
tion of Thaw's Intent to Inflict bodily
harm on any ono. Mr. Smith did say,
however, that Thaw, not having a re
served seat, roamed about' tho garden
and continuously looked In tho direc
tion of the spot where he subsequent
ly killed Stanford White.
Attorney Bilmas bitterly fought
the introduction of this witness for
nearly two hours. Ho declared Smith
was properly u witness In chief and
should not be allowed to testify In re
buttal. Jerome replied that he had
known only tor a few days thu real
value or Smith's testimony tho con
versations with Thaw and he ap
pealed to the discretion of the court
to allow the testimony to go In. Jus
tice Fitzgorald held that In the inter
est, or justice the jury was entitled to
all the Tacts. It was ono of the most
serious blows the judge has dealt the
defense since his trial began.
There wns another policeman on
Iho stand who saw Thaw the night of
the tingedy, and who declared tho de
fendant at that time acted in a ra
Fish and Missouri Pacific.
St. Louis, March 13. At tho annual
meeting of tho stockholders of tho
Missouri Pacific Railroad company,
hold hero, Stuyvesant Fish was elect
ed a member of tho board of direct
ors. Arrested on Bribery Charge.
Columbus, O., March 13. Fred J.
Inimol, president of the Columbus
board of public service; Nelson Can
non, former local superintendent of
tho Trinidad Paving company of
Cleveland, and Arthur Beck, former
assistant city engineer or Columbus,
have been arrested on Indictments re
turned by tho grand jury and charged
with bribery In tho paving contract
on East Broad street. Immel gnve
bond and Heck nnd Cannon have been
taken to tho county jail.
SEES TREMENDOUS PANIC IN THE
FEDERAL RULE ONLY SOLUTION
Restores Land to Entry.
Washington. March 13. In a letter
to Secretary Garfield, I'resldent Roose
velt has directed a modification of tho
orders issued under his direction last
year, withdrawing certain lands from
coal entry. Conformably to tho presi
dent's direction, about 2S.000.000 acres
or coal land will ho Immediately
opened to entry with other lands to be
opened as rapidly as tho geological
survey enn mnko tho proper examinations.
PASbt-S iw) DILLS
MINERS' CASE UP IN IDAHO
Motion to Dismiss Will Be Argued
Boise, Idn., March 13. In the dis
trict court at Caldwell tho case
against Charles H. Moyor. William D.
Haywood and George B. Pettlbone for
the murder of former Governoi
Frank Steunenberg camo up on pre
liminary proceedings. Tho defend
ants were all on hand. Judge E. I...
Bryan, who was elected last fall to
succeed Judge Frank J. Smith, an
nounced that he considered himself
disqualified by reason of having been
appointed as attorney for Harry Or
chard, and that Judge Wood of Boise,
judge of tho Third district, would sit
in the case. Judgo Wood took thu
bench. It was announced by the pros
ecution that the remlttur from the
supremo court at Washington In tho
habeas corpus, decided In Decembor,
had not arrived and that nothing fur
ther could be done until It nrrlved.
No Vote Recorded Against Railway
Commission Measure on Passage.
Lincoln, March 13. Tho houso
passed tho railroad commission bill
without a vote being recorded against
It nnd by a large majority passed tho
bill providing that Christian Science
healers should report contagious dis
eases Iho snmo as physicians do.
The McMullen motion to recommit
the primary bill to knock out the
open primary feature was -defeated by
n vote or 17 lo 13, and tho houso or
dered for engrossment, third reading
and passage tho state wide primary
Tho house agreed to tho reciprocal
demurrage bill, but delayed putting It
Tho senate, with but one dissenting
vote, recommended the terminal taxa
tion bill Tor passage. Opposition to
the measure is expected to center in
The senate recommended for pas
sago the houso child labor bill, with
amendments intended to exempt farm
ers from the oporatlons of the bill.
The senate ordered the pure food
bill, already recommended for pas
sago, recommitted for amendment.
Tho action was taken at tho behest of
druggists and patent medicine men,
who urged It was an Injustice to com
pel them to print tholr formulas on
bottles, whereas competitors in other
states wero exempt. Tho bill was
amended In this particular to conform
with the national pure food law.
Governor Sheldon signed two rail
road bills recently enacted tho em
ployers' liability, referring to railway
trainmen only, and another memorial
izing congress to enact a law which
will prevent railroads and other cor
porations taking suits Into the fed
eral courts for the purpose of onjoln
Ing taxes levied by state and local
Says Railways Are Threatened With
Bankruptcy Owing to Hostile Legis
lation by State Legislatures May
Confer With President.
Washington, Mnrch 13. A. B.
Stickney, president or tho Chicago
Great Western railway, In an Inter
view, said. "Tho people aro laying
tho foundation for n tremendous
Mr. Stickney says ho does not be
lieve the crisis will bo reached within
tho next two years, but he took the
position that It certainly would come,
and would bo even more disastrous
than tho panic of 1S03-1. Ho declared
that If tho railroad agitation Is kept
up all tho railways are threatened i
with bankruptcy, and that In 1909
hundreds of men will be thrown out J
of employment. Tho groat unrest In
tho flnnncial world, I'resldent Stick
ney said, Is not duo to the policy of .
President Roosevelt, but Is brought
about "by hostile legislation by the
various state legislatures."
Mr. Stickney contended that the'
only solution of tho railroad problem i
Is to grant all tho power to regulate
tho roads to tho federal government
Ho urged tho establishment of u de
partment of "Interstate commerce," its
head to bo a member of tho cabinet.
President Sticknoy'u visit hero at
this time, following so closely that of
E. H. Hanimnn and tho hurried trip
of J. I'ierpont Morgan, caused consld-,
orablc comment In ofllcial circles.
I'resldent Stickney says that he has
no appointment to see President
Roosevelt, but Intimated that he
might call at the white houso before
ho leaves for tho west.
When your Watch Stops
Yon cannot make it go by shaking it.
Wuenttie uoweis aro
constipated you can
disturb them with
cathartics but, like
the watch, they will
not bo able to do
their allotted work
until they aro put
into proper condi
tion to do it.
Ono cannot mend
n delicato piece of
mechanism by vio
lent methods, and
no machine made by man is ns fine
as tho human body.
Tho use of pills, salts, castor-oil
and strontt cathartic medicines is
tho violent method. Tho uso o
2 the herb tonic laxative,
i Lane's Family
is the method adopted by intelli
Headache, backache, indigestion,
constitution, skin diseases all are
benefited immediately by the use
it thiii mnnifitliv
Druggists sell it at 25c. nnd 50c.
HILL SAYS IT WOULD BE LOTTERY
SIXTH ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN
Passengers on 'Frisco Line Escape
With Slight Shaking Up.
Clinton, Mo., March 13. A sixth
attempt to wreck tho Clinton line pas
Bengor train, a local, on tho St. Loula
and San Francisco railway, was made
here last night. Tho passengers es
caped with a slight shaking up.
This time the wrecker, who, it Is
thought, seeks the life of Frank Sil
vers, the engineer, was bold enough
to enter the Clinton railroad yards
and while tho train was at the depot,
throw thn roundhouse switch. Tills
switch is an eighth of a mile from tho
.,..n,..i th i,Min.t.in The defense hold that this did not act deot ami barely 100 feet from the
he work of rescue. I ns a sta'- m,t lt wns nt'lrt l)y tho court' roundhouse.
Only Too Willing to Have Govern
ment Take Over His Road. I
Minneapolis, March 13. James J.
I1I11, president of tho Great Northern,
testifying beroro the Sandburg legis
lative committee, declared without ,
qualification that he would be only too ,
willing to have the United States gov
ernment take over his road. He stated
further that if the government would
go into the railroad business, it would
be nothing short of a lottery, and the
country would, as a matter of fact,
have an "elephant" on Its hands.
"Then," said he. "the government (
would bo obliged to engage In another
lottery to get rid of the olephaut. If
the government had charge of all the
railroads in tho country, congress
would bo kept busy making appropria
tions night and day ami the districts
with poor representation and sparso
population would be left In tho lurch.
This would mean that the districts in
question would go to seed as far as ,
tho railroads were concerned and that
the railroads would get rusty, figura
tively speaking, and become less and
Attorney Manahan asked Mr. Hill
what It would cost the government to
secure control of the Great Northern.
Tho witness replied that it would
cost upward of $i0,000 per mile to
"reproduce" the Great Northern.
PULLMAN PLEA UNAVAILING
Railroad Committee Recommends Bill
to Reduce Sleeping Car Ratea.
Lincoln, March 12. In the state
senate the bill relating to the confis
cation of coal In transit by railroads,
providing a penalty of 20 per cent of
the actual cost of the coal, received
20 votes, or less than enough to carry
tho emergency clause. It was then
put on passage with the emergency
clause stricken out, and was passed
by but a bare constitutional majority
Tho railroad committee of tho
house last evening gave u hearing to
representatives of tho Pullman Sleep
ing Car company in opposition to the
bill providing for a 33 1-3 per cent re
have settled in Can
ada duringthe past
few years, testify
to the fact that
Canndn is. beyond
question, the great
est farming land in
Over Ninety Million
Bushels of Wheat
from the harvest of 1906
means good money to the
farmers of Western Canada,
when the world has to be
fed. Cattle Raising, Dairy
ing and Mixed Farming
are also profitable callings.
Coal, wood nnd water in
abundance; churches and
schools convenient; mnrkets
easy of access; taxes low.
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MUNN & Co.36'8""" New York
branch umce. 025 F 8U Washington. 1). O.
8oo policies represent
ing over $2,ooo,ooo in
surance in Webster
county. Now is the
time to get in the
O. C. TEEL,
Insurance and Notary.
Telophones: Couutry, No. 26;
Bel, No. 1)8.
J "' ",;,. rom bursting' that n11 acUo snould 1)0 torvoA, audi Thu ullBIie BtruPk tho switch at n duet Ion in rates. Attorneys Ransom
les and?" Tro rTve ted a if- the case went, over until Monday. At1 B1,enil of flftecn miles an hour ana and Benton for tho Pullman company
IK..-,, and ttio tire picxenuu ap thnJ (Imo moHon fop (llsmlHSal of Ujo tuml(M. ()f an engln8 8tanU. BrKed thnt the retelpts from local
the case will be argued.
BASEBALL PLAYER KILLED.
Patrick J. Hynea Shot by Bartender
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, March 13. Patrick J.
, Ilynes, who two seasons ago pitched
for the St. Louis American league
team and who was signed with Mil
waukee for the coming season, was
shot In the hend and killed In the sa
loon of Harry V. (iroveor. I,ouls V.
Illchardson, the bartender, was ar
rested and charged with tho killing.
Richardson declares he fired hi self-
ing In the roundhouse, smashing me
pilot and headlight and forcing the
second engine Into the wall.
dotted with human fragments.
It Is Impossible to ascertain the ex- ,!,,,,,,,
net number of killed and wounded,)
ns many of the men were completely Prosecution Rests In Rebate Case,
blown to pieces, while otherB wero New York, March 13. The prosecu-
incinerated. . tion concluded its case against tho
Many of the Injured became tern- Delaware, Lackawanna und' Western
imrarlly Insane and rushed frantically Railroad company, charged with pay
Houaeo Burn at Graff.
Tecumseh, Nob.. March IS. Flrt
destroyed three buslaess houses at
Graff, eight miles east of Tecumseh,
with a total loss of $2,000. Tlio build
ings destroyed wore frame houses.
Two, owned by B. Soraberg of Omaha,
woro occupied by William Buerstetter,
who was opening a stock of general
it t.. II I ! innm tfa I
mercnaniu.se. no ..-, ... .... Kenlson, who will bo
the store and narrowly escaped death c " ' .
... ...... nl.. H.t-.l l.iillildto I ""ill " ' - -
l)V HllntlCUIIUII. I no viiiiu """'""ni
business in Nebraska were $2,000 less
a year than the taxes paid, and that
to put Into effect the proposed reduc
tion would demoralize the business
and might result In am undesirable
class of patronage. The committee,
however, recommended tho bill for
passage. The committee also recom
mended that tho bill reducing ckargea
of express companies 20 per cent be
Kenlson Murder Trial In March.
Goring. Neb., Mnrch It. The prose-
against Fire, Lightning Cy
clones nnd Windstorms, soo
JNO. H. STANSER,
agent for the Farmers Union Insur
ance Co., Lincoln, Neb., the best In
surance company intbe sste.
owned by William Kmst of Tepiimseh.
was occupied by J. D. Schumann,
M. Caslmlr Perler Dead.
Paris. March 13. M. Caslmlr Perler,
JHirariiy UlSUll" Ulllt I WHICH 1IIU.'IJ JIMIHUHH V.V,., ....... j, v. o-. ' f"t ,, V-onna lu,lflll
around until they fell exhausted. ing rebates on sugar shipments to tho former president of I-ranee, Is dead.
ginning hero March 25 for the murder
of Sam 1). Cox at Mlnataro In Decem
ber, will be conducted by M, V. Har
rington of O'Neill. Judge F. G. Hanier
of Kearney has been engaged by tho
defense and the ense Is looked forward
to with much Interest.
Dade's Little Liver Pills thorougbly
clean the system, good for lazy livers,
makes clear complexions, bright eye
and happy thoughts. Sold by Henry
Cook's drug store.
To Mothers ii This Tovm ,
Children who are delicate, feverisU
and ero.ss will get immediate relief
from Mother Gray's Sweet Powden
for children. They cleanse the stom
ach, act on the liver, making a sickly
child strong and healthy. A certai
cure for wonnB. Sold by all druggist,
25c. Sample free. Allen S. Olmstead,.
Leltoy, N. Y.
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