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RID CLOUD NEBRASKA
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CONFESS THE MI
McNAMARA BROTHERS PLEAD
GUILTY TO CHARQE8.
BROUGHT TO AN ABRUPT CLOSE
James Confetaea to Murder Charge
John Destroyed Iron Works
Will Probably Eacape
Lob Angeles. Tho trial of tho Mc
Namara brothcrH hero was brought ti
on abrupt cloao Friday when James D.
AIcNnmnra pleaded guilty to having
placed a dynamite bomb under tho Los
AngclcH Times building In October,
1910, and catiHcd tho death of twenty
John J. McNnmnra, secretary-treasurer
of tho International association
of brldgo and structural Iron-workers,
brother of James B., did not enter a
pica at this tlmo to tho indictment
similarly entered against him for tho
TlmcB explosion, but when ho Is ar
raigned noxt Tuesday it is virtually
certain proceedings against him for
this chargo will bo dismissed, as the
Htato admits it has not evidence con
necting John J. McNamara dlrcctlj
with this particular disaster.
John J. McNamara, however,
pleaded guilty to tho charge of having
caused tho explosion of tho Llewellyn
iron works, In which no fatalities oc
curred. District Attorney John D. Freder
icks will recommend Ufo Imprlsbnment
for James B., and fourteen yearo for
John J., but Judgo Walter Dordwell
alono can fix tho sentence
Ortlo E. McManlgal, who confessed
to having actually blown up tho
Llewellyn Iron works hero in Decem
ber, 1910, nt tho direction of John J.
McNamara, will bo brought to trial,
but it la expected tho stato will rec
ommend a light sentence becauao ho
I turnod atato'a evidence.
Bribery charges against Bert H.
Franklin, a dotcctlvo employed by the
McNamara dofonse, probably will be
dropped now as irrelevant to tbe malq
Mother Bellevea Them Innocent.
Cincinnati. Had a bolt descended
from a clear sky It could not have cast
greater shadow of gloom over the
home of James B. and John J. Mc
Namara, in Cincinnati, than did tho
newa of their pleas of guilty.
"1 know my boyB aro Innocont,"
walled Mrs. Mary McNamara, their
grlor-strlckon mother. "I am forced
to believe that they have pleaded
guilty, but I know they are Innocent."
When queatloned aB to her plana
and aB to whether or not sho would
go to Los Angeles to see hor boys, she
"I don't, know. In fact I cannot de
cide upon1 anything now."
v' Have Troopa in Readlneaa. '
Washington. The United States la
keeping in readiness at Manila an ex
peditionary force of 500 to 2,500 sol
dlera for immediate dispatch to China
for tho purpose of protecting foreign
era and to keop open ttie railway com
munlcatlon between Peking and the
aca. This, it was declared by the
state department, 1b not1 to be consid
ered an intervening force in favor of
either the rebel a or the imperial lets,
but la merely the United States' part
In complying, together with the other
powera signatory to the boxer proto
col, with the provisions of that docu
ment. Nanking About to Fall.
Shanghai. While Nanking still re
mains In the possession of the imper
ial forces under command ot Lieuten
ant General Kwo Chang, the revolu
tionists are bombarding tho city and
knocking at lta four gates, demanding
admission. It Ib believed much dam
age to the city has resulted. Large
forces of rebel Infantry aro ready to
lush into tho city If tho gune mukn
bleaches in tho wall.
Washington. Opposition to a na
tlonal parcels post on tho ground that
it will drive out tho nniall retailers
und establish tho grip of tho mall or
der houses In small communities was
voiced by John A. Green of Cloveland,
teprctary of tho national association
of retail grocers. Mr. Green from per
gonal observations In England told
the committee of postofflces and post
roads of tho sonato that but few small
merchants could survive the compqtl
tlon from tho big city stores.
Allege Illegal Uae of Fund.
Concord, N. H. Tho allegation that
the Interest on trust fund left by Mrs.
Mary Baker G. Eddy, founder of tho
Christian Science church, for the ben
efit of her grandchildren Ib being used
in whole or part for tho maintenance
of litigation looking toward tho set
ting aside of tho residuary clause of
Mrs. Eddy's will, Ib contained in a
bill In equity filed in tho probato court
by .General Frank S. Streeter, ono of
the trustees. Tho trustees claim that
thia alleged use of the money ia In
TlolaUxmltf tbe terms of tbe trust
NEWS BRIEFLY TOLD
ITEM8 OF INTERE8T PERTAINING
TO VARIOUS LOCALITIES.
GREATER OR LESS IMPORTANT
the News of Many Clime Told In
Short and Pithy Paragraphs, Writ
ten Expressly for the Busy
Senator Allies Polndcxtcr, ot Wash
ington will open tho La Follutto cam
paign In North Dakota.
All records wero broken In tho last
llscal year In tho production of uleo
hollo liquors In tho United States.
President Taft'B message to con
gress will bo devoted almost solely to
the question of Industrial combina
tions. Tho "plumbing trust" has about ca
pitulated to the government and Is
trying hard to avoid court proceed
ings. ItUHshi has demanded tho resigna
tion of W. Morgan Sinister, tho Amer
ican financial adviser to tho govern
ment of Persia.
President Taft has finished his
message and it Is now in tho hands
of tho government printers. It Is said
to contain about G,000 wordu.
According to announcement at tho
White house, President Taft and Sec
retary of Stato Knox will bo guests
at tho peace dinner In Now York, De
According to a mandato of tho
courts tho Standard Oil company or
ganization camo to an end Friday and
tho corporations comprising it will
hereafter conduct business Individu
ally. Dispatches from Tripoli glvo a har
rowing account of tho finding of muti
lated bodies of tho Italian members
of tho Red Cross society, who had ap
parently been tortured to death In
various revolting ways.
The American minister to Santo
Domingo, W. W. Russell, who waB or
dered to roturn from the United
States when President Caccres was
assassinated, November 19, has ar
rived at his post and reports tho situ
An Italian warship has been bom
barding Fort Sheik Said on the Ara
The Red Cross society proposes to
assist both tho Italian and tho Turk
For the second tlmo within sixty
days tho price of beer at Chicago has
Baron Rothschild, 83, ono of the
iheads of the famous banking house,
'is dead at Paris.
Tho American Rhodes Scholars'
club held a Thanksgiving dinner at
M. J. Pratt of Bollevllle, Ont., has
been consecrated bishop of tho dlo
peso of Kingston.
General LI, commander of tho revo
lutionaries, Ib reported to bo prepared
to fleo to Shanghai.
Elmo Wlnklemar, llvo years old.
I who was stolen three yenrs ago, has
been roturned to hor mother at Chi
cago. "Lord" George Sanger, the circus
showman, was murdered by an em
ploye on his farm at Llnchloy, Lon
don. Capt. John Schilling of Hiawatha, a
pioneer of Kansas, for many years
prominent In politics, Ib dead at his
The supremo court of Missouri has
reduced tho fine of the International
Harvester company from $50,000 to
Great Britain la conBldorlnK the
negotiation of a loan of 1150.000,000
for tho Improvement of her naval
Nanking, China, la at tho mercy of
the rebels and likely to fall at any
moment with warships on tho way to
bombard the city.
Figures secured by tho Manitoba
government show that damage to
grain crops by rats will amount to
$2,000,000 this year.
Hunting has cost 100 Uvea in tho
United States thtB year and haB
brought serious injury to thirty-seven,
according to records kept by Chicago
The government buildings nt Prince
Rupert, B. C, wero completely de
stroyed by ilro Monday afternoon. All
papers were destroyed.
Tho constitutionality of tho homo
rule law passed by tho last legislature
for tho cities of Wisconsin has bcon
decided favorably to tho law.
Lady Constanco Lytton and Lady
Sybil Smith, both leaders In tho
suffragotto movement, have been son
tonced respectively to a fortnight and
a week in jail for smashing windows
during a rccont riot In London.
Theodore StanlslcB, convicted of an
arson chargo In the Lancaster county
district cour,t, whoso ball bond was
recently forfeited, and who war. re
turned to Lincoln from Utlca, N. Y
a nervous wreck, rulclded in his cell
at tho pollco station Thursday by
tying a chain around his nccl: and
Jumping from his hunk.
Detroit has boon selected aB tho
meeting placo of tho 1912 convention
of tho American Bankers' association
at its session in New Orleans. Tbe
time of tho next convention will bo
named by the executive council at its
teetlng In tbe spring.
Tho republican stato committee o
West Virginia has decided in favor ol
a statewide primary, with tho state as
a unit, for 1912.
Colorado stato troops mny have to
bo called out to settle labor troubles
In tho coal camps whero strikes have
bcon on for somo time.
Tho stato of Oaxaca haB formally
declared that It does not recognize
tho centrul government of Mexico
und threatens to accede.
Several persons wero killed in vio
lent rioting at Lisbon, tho result of a
meeting of protest against tho expul
sion of two Chinese doctors.
Mrs. John L. (Irlfllths, wlfo of the
American consul general In London,
gavo a reception to tho Society of
American Women In London.
Tho passengers of tho Btranded
steamer Prlnz Joachim wero landed
at Port Antonio by the Ward Vlgl
inncla which picked them up.
Fire starting In a pool room at
Jamestown, Kan., destroyed forty of
the business houses of that place and
caused a loss of over $300,000.
A plea for permanent and universal
poaco w.ib the theme at a pan-American
mass at St. Patrick's Catholic
church In Washington Thursday.
(leorgo Ixickwood, Bert Franklin
and "Cap" White aro under arrest at
Lob Angeles, charged with bribery In
connection with the McNamara case.
The paralysis which has overtaken
James Wlilteomb Riley haa made it
almost Impossible to use a pen and
It Is hardly possible he will ever write
Dispatches from Hankow Bay the
Imperialists captured linn Yang after
prolonged and dcHpcrato lighting. The
rebels suffered severely and lied in
A tremendous sea which swept the
decks of the Fabro lino Btcamahlp
Santa Ana, caused tho death of four
seamen und tho serious Injury of
Aviator Fowler, In sight of Fort
Worth, Tex., was forced to descend In
tho midst of a drove of steers, when
his cnglno broke down In midair. Ho
Two thousand oik, which for wcoks
soldiers and scouts have been en
deavoring to keep within Yellowstone
park, stampeded and scores have been
killed by hunters.
Joo Anchor, a rancher, his wlfo and
four children are believed to have per
ished and many summer homes de
stroyed in a forest flro in Topango
Mark lxwther, a Burlington Junc
tion newspaper man, dropped dead In
the pulpit at the city mission at St.
Joseph, Mo., just aB he had finished
an address Thursday night.
Tho German cruiser Berlin and the
gunboat Eber have been recalled from
Agadlr, in Morocco, where they have
been stationed since the departure of
,the gunboat Panther last July.
Twenty Chinese who wero attempt
ing to land nt Monterey, Cnl., from
the steamer Kamrat, together with
several of tho ship's officers, wero
captured by immigration officials.
An eleven-car train, known as the
Western Governors' Special, departed
from St. Paul, Minn., Monday night
for a twenty-day trip to twenty-one
ctttcB of the east and middle west.
Much anxiety, Is felt for the safety
of passengers aboard tho Canadian
steamer Teese, which sent out a dis
tress call Wednesday after striking a
rock on the Vancouver island coast.
What was apparently an "infernal
'machine" sont through tho malls to
Governor John K. Tenor, of Penn
sylvania, proved to bo a harmless
device, of pasteboard, wire and saw
dust. Tho North American publishes an
"authoritative statement" reiterating
Mr. Roosevelt's declaration that he
will not bo a candidate in 1912; nor
will he lend his aid to any prospec
The impeachment of the mayor and
several city officials ot Milwaukee,
Wis,, 1b aaked for in charges sub
mitted to the council, for malfeasance
in office in connection, with the tax
fund of that city.
A resolution commending tho hero
ism of Ernest Weekly, the Nebraska
boy who lost his life in the rescue of
a young lady from the wheels of a
train at Chicago, was included in the
coroner's verdict of accidental death.
While chasing an automobile in
which a newly married couple were
attempting to escape them, Julia Gal
vin and Mary Gaffoy wero killed and
two other persons injured when their
pursuing car skidded and turned tur
tle at Boston.
Yuan, Chinese premier, Is again
master of the situation at Peking, and
tho Imperialists aro greatly encour
aged by tho outlook.
Football games killed thirteen per
sons and severely Injured forty-sovon
others during 1911, according to rec
ords kept by Chicago sporting writers.
Wharton Barker, a Philadelphia
banker, nllcgcB that President Roose
velt had been given tho details of tho
Impending panic of 1907 several
months before It happened, but took
no action to prevent it.
Robbors got about $1,375 from a
Mead, Okla., bank Monday night.
Throe explosions wero necessary to
open tho nafo. t Tho same bank was
robbed February 24 last' and $1,277
secured. Tho robbcrH escaped each
Ernest Weekly, an Insurance agent
of Valloy, Nob., leaped directly In
front of an on-rushing passenger train
rulo la wpaesed by tho last legislature
young woman who had becomo con
fused in the glaro of unother cngine'n
headlight just aB the locomotive
knocked btm down and crushed out
J hla lite.
HENRY 8TEHR GET8 INDETER
NEWS FROM OVER THE STATE
What la Going on Hore and There
That la of Interest to the Read
era Throughout Nebraska
Madison After motion for a new
trial waa denied and notlco of appeal
filed Judge Welch sentenced Henry
Stehr, who was found guilty of man
daughter in connection with the death
of his three-year-old stepson, to an in
determinate sentence of from ono to
Result of Disappointment.
Lincoln Despondent over the fu
tility of his wish to mako a trip to
California, Arvld A. Erlckson, tho
twenty-year-old son of A. Erlckson, a
farmer living six miles east of Davoy,
In KincaBter county, went Into a field
near tho rcsidenco of his father Wed
nesday morning und fired a chargo of
shot from a 12-gaugo pump gun Into
his breast, Instant death resulting.
Weekly Lived at Fremont.
Fremont Ernest Weekly, tho young
Nobraskan who lo3t his life at a sub
urban station near Chicago while sav
ing a girl from death under tho wheels'
of a train, formerly resided with his
parcntB in Fremont. Weekly waa
Celebrated Fiftieth Anniversary.
Wllber Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cha
loupka celebrated the fiftieth anni
versary of their wedding at the opera
houso Saturday night. Ten of their
twelvo living children were present,
besides a large number of guests.
Boy Fatally Injured.
Lincoln Robert Wilcox, stable boy
nt Pat Smith's barn, waB fatally hurt
by being thrown to tho pavement and
Btruck by a horse In front of 1321 O
street. Ho died at tho hospital two
hours later, concussion of tho brain
being glvon as tbe immediate cause of
NEW8 FROM THE 8TATE HOUSE.
Secretary Royso of the state bank
Ing board was elected vice president
of the National Association of Super
visors of State Banks at the meeting
just closed at New Orleans.
A restraining ordor has been grant
ed against the city of Beatrice and its
officers by Judgo Munger of the fed
eral court to prevent tho enforcement
of an ordinance lowering the rate on
gas charged by tho Gage County Light
and Power company.
Tho case of the State vs. Theodore
Stanisics, dismissed the other day in
tho supremo court upon tho sugges
tion of the attorney general that tho
defendant had died pending the ap
peal, will not be revived. An order to
that effect haB been entered.
W. H. Thompson ot Grand Island
has filed for tho democratic nomina
tion for United States senator at the
primaries which are to be held April
19 next year. His is tho first filing
for tho place, but, according to state
ments mado some time ago, ex-Governor
Shallenberger and Willis E.
Reed of Madison are to get Into tho
race within the near future.
Secretary Royso ot tho state bank
ing board has returned from a meet
ing of tho national association of su
pervisors of state banks. The gath
ering waB held at New Orleans and
thirty states were represented at the
affair, according to the Nebraska sec
retary. Mr. Royse read a paper on
bank examiners' reports and how they
should be followed by letters from
the supervisor or .commissioner to
banka involved in the various states.
According to Manager Eager of stato
university athletics, the total receipts
of the Michigan game were about $10,
100, of which the Wolverines received
a total of $5,092. The original con
tract with that team called for 50 per
cent ot tho total receipts at the gate,
with the guarantee of $4,000. Tho
past season at the university has been
very profitable and although no figures
aro yet obtainable, it Ib thought that
the net profits will be well up with
thoso of the bost former year.
Many departments of stato have
paid fees to tho stato treasurer under
the Gerdes law, a law which requires
nearly all departments to pay fees In
and which appropriates such fees for
the uso ot tho departments. The ef
fect 'of tho law Ib to compel all de
partments to mako a full accounting
ot all fecB taken in and expended.
Somo departments formerly received
largo fees and expended them without
having their accounts audited by any
of tho stato auditing officers.
Tho attorney general is preparing
to resist tho efforts ot G. L. De Lacy,
administrator of tho Theodore Stani
sics, deceased, to revive tho appeal of
Stanisics in a criminal case. Tho ad
ministrator alleges that if tho sen
tence of seven years against Stanisics
is affirmed, the estate will have to pay
tho costs. Tho attorney general will
contend that the administrator) can
not servo tho sentence if the judg
ment Is affirmed. The court dismissed
the cano when notice of tho death of
tho plaintiff In error was brought to
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Tho Christian church nt Beatrice
will install a $3,000 pipe organ.
Fremont sports aro making efforts
to hold a dog show there after tho
The now Bystem of waterworks and
electric HghtB for Ogalalla aro near
Robert McNalr, a Kcnesaw farmer,
lost a numbor of cattlo from tho eat
ing of cornstalks. v
Tho Platte County Corn Growers'
association will hold its mooting at
Columbus, December 15 and 16.
Owing to tho largo number of bur
glaries, Fairmont haB now two mar
shals and two night watchmen.
Naponce will havo a newspaper,
J. A. Barker having moved tho Wood
ruff, Kns., Sentinel to that place.
Celebration of tho Michigan-Nebraska
result nt Lincoln Saturday was a
Joyous and at times boisterous affair.
Civil servlco examinations will be
held January C for rural carriers nt
Clarkson, Fllley and Louisville, Neb.
The commission form of govern
ment plnn will bo voted on In No
braska City within the next ninety
The river at Nebraska City is
blocked with lco and dealers In that
nrtlclo aro already Btaking out their
Charity Organization socloty's tag
day resulted In tho collection of $2.
335.G3 on tho streets of Lincoln Sat
urday. MrB. Fannlo Freeman, an old resi
dent of Fremont, who located at that
placo in 1874, Is dead from heart
Miss Grace Moore, a York news
paper woman, has bought tho Teller
from Frank & Son and will take up
Its management at once.
A yenr old baby escaped unhurt,
but its mother was seriously injured
when sho leaped with It in her arms
from a burning building at Omaha.
Charles Clems haB been acquitted
of the murder of Frank Smith al
Franklin on tho night of Scptomber
11. Tho jury wna out eighteen hours.
A number of farmers around Hast
ings havo reported tho death of cat
tle from corn stalk disease. Robert
McNair, living west of tho city, re
ports five head dead from tho disease.
Jefferson county farmers aro feeling
pretty blue over the prevalence of hog
cholera In that county. Tho disease
Ib general and hogs aro being forced
to market regardlesa of weight or con
dition. Rev. C. Sparks of Canon City, Colo.,
and president of tho Rocky Mountain
synod of the English Lutheran church,
haB accepted tho call extended to him
bv the church of hlB denomination at
Grandma Riley, who is probably the
oldest woman In tho state, celebrated
her 111th birthday recently. Sho is a
colored woman and resides in Hast
ings. Sho enjoys good health for one
of her ago and can see well.
The Presbyteria'h churches of Au
rora havo united under the leadership
of the Aurora Sunday School associa
tion to take a religious census of tho
city and country district lying within
two miles of the city limits.
MI8B Besslo Clayburg, who was seri
ously burned about two weeks ago
when live coalB fell upon her clothing,
setting them aflra. while sho wan em
ployed in the laundry at St. El za
leth's hospital at Lincoln, died Friday
Tho husking of corn in Hamilton
county is proving an agreeable aur
prlse to farmers. A largo part of the
acreage la averaging from twenty-five
to thirty bushels to tho acre. The
September estimate was ten bushels
per acre. '
A seventy-live yard run made by
Howard Spurrier 1 the last half min
ute of the game netted the only score
made in the Cotner academy vs. Wes
leyan academy Thanksgiving day con
test at Wesleyan. Cotner won by a
score or 5 to o.
The city of Tecumseh 1b advertising
for bids for proposed public improve
ments amounting to $29,500, the bonds
having been recently voted. Tho im
provements will consist of an im
proved water service with a new con
crete reservoir and sewer mains.
Jefferson county claims the distinc
tion of having one of the largest
sorghum factories in tbe United
States. This factory is located at the
little town of Endlcott and Is owned
and managed by Falrchlld Brothers.
It has been running for a number of
years and the business of 1911 ex
ceeds that of any other year.
H. H. Putnam and K. Butler woe
badly hurt when an auto tiro blew
out and the machine flopped over near
M. D. Hurst, aged seventy-four
years, died at his home at Humboldt
at an early hour Sunday morning.
Death was duo to asthma.
In accordance with tho action taken
BomeVtlmo ago by citizens of Lincoln,
a campaign for funds to buy the two
blocks Immediately east of tho uni
versity for tho uso of that Institution
will be started at once.
Ira Harlan, a farmer and potato
raiser northeast of York, loBt hetween
700 and 800 bushels of tubers by the
sudden cold wave which Bwoopnd
down on that section of the stato re
cently. They were still in tho ground
and were badly frozen,
A movement has been started in the
state to assist In organizing a Ne
braska branch ot the American peace
society, which has for one ot its ob
jecto the creating of public opinion in
favor of the ratification of the peace
treaties negotiated between tht
United States and England and
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Yosts for overv-
thing that goes to
make ud a strictl
high grade, over
That ia Calumet. Try
it once and note the 1m
oravement in vnnp haV.
log. See how much mora
economical av-r thn Viitrh.
priced trust brands, how
mnch better than th rtiun
nd big-can kinds.
Calumet Is highest la quality
moderate ia cost
World's Par Food
The Fortune Teller You are de
stined to marry great wealth.
I. M. P. Cunlous Fine.
The Fortune Toller Unfortunately,
death will claim you two days after
Only Relief from Terrible Suffering.
Thomas E. Vest, 1505 So. 12th St,
Torre Haute, Ind., says: "I had no
control over the urine and thn nain
when voiding was so great, I often
creamea. l grew
worse and lay in bed
for weeks, the only
relief coming from
hypodermics. I was
treated by three phy
sicians without help
and tbe last one said"'
an operation was
neeeasarv. I ther.
nnon besan usinsr Doan's KIdnev Piiin
and passed a grave stone as large as
a pea. The next day I passed' two
more and from then on Improved rap
idly until cured."
"When Your Back Is Lame, Remem
ber tho Name DOAN'S." BOc.all stores,
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
A now association proposes to have
all American railroads lined with
flowers and hedges, but what our
railroad rights of way really need Is
to bo lined with feather beds. What
good would it do anybody to fall on
a pansy when trains collide? Detroit
Lady Visitor Doctor, the hurt In
my llttlo dog's paw looks so angry.
Veterinarian Naturally, my doar
lady, when you consider it is In a pet
In Hard Luck.
Hewitt You aro alwayB broke.
Jewltt I know It; I couldn't raise
tho wind with an electric fan.
Stiff neck! Doesn't amount to much,
but mighty disagreeable. You will be sur
Pvi8ed.J. "- "w quickly Hnmlins Wizard
Oil will drive that stiffness out. Oner
night, that's all.
Btclla If the third finger Is for the
Wedding ring, which Is for divorce?
Bella Tho finger of scorn. Judge.
Lewis Single Binder elves tho smoker a
rich, mellow-tasting Ac cigar. '
If you have anything to aay to a
mule, say It to his face.
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