The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, May 23, 1902, Page 6, Image 6

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    r THE NORFOLK NEWS : FJUDAY , MAY 28,1902 ,
The rtorf oik ft
Knpthn , quantity considered , is about
iv dangerous to Imvo about as volcanoes.
Mont Peloois Kill threatening to do
BOiuethlng , and the people remaining in
I UK vicinily nhow pinna of uneasiness.
When PreBident.Palmatold Mr. Bryan
that ho preferred homo and a quiet life
ho undoubtedly lucked n sympathetic
listener.
Colonel Bryan ImH at lust invaded
Onlm to witness the evacuation of the
.American troops and the inauguration
of President I'nlmn ,
Some of the people who were wishing
for rniu n few dayniiKO are now wishing
that it might stop and give the snn a
nhanco. The weather clerk no donbt
oonniders them very exacting and dilll-
onlt to plcasu.
Colorado and Wyoming have recently
xperienced a severe snow Btorm and
on ider. blo loss of young Btoolc is re
ported. The people there uro invited to
oomo where there is trammer weather in
the Mimmer time , and that place is Ne
braska.
It is positively disgraceful for the
liouso to now undertake the task of
vllllfying the army where the democratic
nonators loft oil' . They t-eek impu
tation to show that because one sol-
illT has been guilty of cruelty that all the
American soldiers and the olllcerH and
ndmtfitration back of them are cruel ,
bloodthirsty wretches and that the dem
ocrats alone are capable of huuiano in-
ntiucts.
Senator Olurk of Montana was fined
l > y a Washington court for getting too
frt o with his exhibitions of plutocratic
tendencies and running his automobile
at a greater speed than the law of the
oapitol village emlorncH. The pinto
orutio democrat would encounter less
danger from the law if ho would emu
late a famous predecessor in his party
and descend to the custom widely
known as JeiTerBouiau simplicity.
Reports from Washington are that
the winter wheat acreage is more than
-1,0X,000 ( ) acres short of what it was
last year and oven that which is planted
nhows poor prospects of making a full
crop. It is probable that the wheat
market this coining winter will show i
few stunts at price climbing that wil
rival that which has been douo by
cattle , hogs and corn during the reason
that is passing ; then it will bo in order
for n protest to bo filed against the
manipulations of the "wheat trust. "
The Tildeu Citizen expresses the
opinion that it would boabout the proper
caper for the republicans of the
county to recognize Jefferson precinct
this year by giving it a candidate and
it suggests F. L Putney of that town
as the republican candidate for repres
entative. JeH'orsou is certainly one of
the republican strongholds of the county
ami entitled to the consideration , of that
party , if therefore Mr. Putney conies
before the convention with the united
support of Jefferson republicans behind
biin , his candidacy will undoubtedly re
ceive the consideration it deserves at
the hands of the convention.
While it is not reported that Spain ib
being disturbed by volcanic eruptions
and earthquakes , a calamity almost
equally dreadful is reported to bo
threatening that country. The report
is that Morgan , the head of the steam-
fihip trust octopus , ia approaching that
country with designs on one or more
lines of shipping with headquarters in
Spain. European countries should in
vent n series of signals indicating the
approach of Morgan and when these
ore displayed steamship companies and
other leading European enterprises
BhouM at once go into retirement and
lose themselves in some approved man
ner.
With what kind of an issue the demo
crats are prepared to enter the approach
ing congressional campaign is something
of a question at this time. They seem
to have had indifferent success at mak
ing anything stick that they have at
tempted. The recent attack on the
eoldier boys and their oilicers hasn't
proven at all popular and will hardly
answer for an issue , and other efforts at
making political thunder have provou
as futile. It is probable that the cam
paign will bo conducted on the same
plan as the efforts in congress , and that
it will be any old thing against the ma
jority party , tending to lend to denun
elation , vituperation and evil proguos
tications.
The more people who come to know
W. M Robertson as his friends know
him the more will bo ready to support
his candidacy for the republican nomi
uatlou for governor. He is the kind o :
candidate who has hosts of friends a
home and wins others wherever he goes
He is not one of the kind of whom it is
sometimes said "He
, would have re
ceived more votes if he had stayed at
home. " It will be the fame way if he
la nominated. Ho wiJl be the general
to muster the republican forces for a
winning fiirht , and if the best interests
of the party are observed by the conven
tion he will be named for the place. His
fitrength throughout the state is con
stantly increasing and when the con
vention moots in n month his friends
hope to BOO him take it by storm ,
The correspondent of the State Jour *
nal who writes under the title , "Viewed
From the Field , " has dUcovorcd BOHIO
of the advantageH pOBSOBRod by Jndgo
Robertson over others who have aspired
to represent the republican party as Its
candidate for governor and pityn him a
neat compliment In the following
language : "I fool that it is no longer a
mystery why Judge Holiertson has be
come HO strong a candidate- for guber
natorial honors , Ho was in ColumbuH
n conplo of days the past week and his
affable manners quite won the cfltnom
of all now acquaintances , and strength
ened the good opinions of the old , Not
withstanding the fact thnt ho in just
getting fairly started in his pro-convon-
tiug canvass , Judge Robertson stands to
day nearly , or quito , for that matter , at
the head of all candidates now in the
field for the nomination of governor. "
It is apparent that the Alaskan
boundary question never troubled the
English people , either when Alaska
was under Russian domination or when
it had been acquired by the Unl'cd
States government , until gold had been
discovered there and the prospects were
hat the country would bo developed and
loeoino a valuable possession. It would
vppear that according to a recent exhibit
: > y Thomas Willing Balch all that is
iccessary to prove the United States'
. laim in the controversy is to refer to
official maps published by the British
government and with its endorsement.
This country naturally wants all of the
: lisputed portion of Alaska that it may
properly claim but will undoubtedly bo
satisfied to rest its claims upon the
showing made by the nnmerouH British
and Russian maps extant. Thcso seem
to have been acceptable to the British
government until within the past few
years , when It suited them to endeavor
to crowd the American line down to
ward the coast , thus throwing some of
the uioht prolific gold claims into British
territory.
The destruction of the Iowa institute
for the deaf at Council Bluffs by fire
has awakened n discussion among the
papers of that state regarding the
advisability of the state carrying insurance
suranco on its state building. lown.liko
Nebraska , has suffered some Kovcro fire
losses during' the past three or four
years and the question as to whether it
would pay to have the insurance com
panlea boar the loss is pertinent. The
Sioux City Tribune is of the opinion
that the state is now ahead by carrying
its own insurance. If the matter wa
referred to an insurance company it
would figure to make the rates high
enough to bear the loss by taking as a
basis the experience of loss on state
property for n number of years past
There is one feature that would speak
in favor of insurance and that is , when
there is a loss the insurance companies
would furnish the funds necessary to
rebuild or at least commence the work
of rebuilding and whou the situation is
as it was iii this state at the time the Nor
folk hospital burned , it would operate
very satisfactorily , and the work of re
construction could be undertaken with
out waiting for the action of thg legisla
ture to appropriate the necessary funds.
A disaster like that suffered by the
island of Martinique touches the hearts
and pocketbooks of mankind as noth-
'thiug else could and the promptness
with which the need of relief 1ms been
met is the best evidence of the teaching
of civilization and Christianity. It will
bo noticed that the highest countries in
point of civilization lead in such work
and in this particular instance the
United States leads them all in prompti
tude and amounts given. The opinion
is sometimes forced that this charity
work is occasionally overdone. In this
case more than a half million dollars
have already been contributed to the
survivors of the disaster and the contri
butions may be said to have been but
fairly started. Before the disaster there
were less than 200,000 inhabitants on
the island and since then it is not likely
that half of that number are in need of
charity. With their immediate wants
supplied many of them will bo able to
care for themselves. The United States
government has already contributed
$200,000 , and the proposition to appro
priate another $500,000 , by the house of
representatives , of the peoples' money
may be well done at leisure and after it
is demonstrated that the amount already
contributed and to bo contributed by
the people is insufficient for the needs
of survivors. If the money could be
used in restoring the victims of the dis
aster to life and removing the horror
that is past a large sum could be well
spent and would be freely contributed ,
but in providing food , clothing and
medicine , and encouraging the sufferers
to make a now start in life no great
sum additional to that which has been
contributed would seem to be necessary.
It is better that the work should be over
done than that not enough should be
done , but the people should not allow
their hearts to run away with their
pocketbooks , even under such a terrible
disaster. The worst cannot be undone
with all the money in the world.
The criticism of the army in the Phil
ippines by the anti-imperialists has re
called to on old Indian fighter the criti
cism that was offered by the people of
the east the " "
concerning "cruelty" prao
tlced by General Win S. Harney in the
Btratcgy ho employed to outwit the
Sioux Indians in Nebraska in the early
dnjH. The Indians had persistently
raided the freighters and movers , travel
ing went , killed the teamsters and others
connected with the caravans , drove
their animals nway and robbed and
burned the wagons. They were pretty
shrewd in evading the fiddlers , and
Harnoy undertook to teach them that
the imle face might bo as wise as they
in concocting strategic dohcs. Ho seized
a train of ! iO wagons , unloaded the
freight and loft it under guard and into
the wagons ho loaded 400 American
soldiers and two mountain guns. The
soldiers were not permitted to stick
their noses out and the savages were
given no intimation as to the character
of the freight those wagons contained.
The train had proceeded west about 70
miles when a war party of about f > 00
Indians was seen approaching. The
wagons were moved into n circle as was
customary with fighters when they ex
pected an attack , and an opening about
15 feet across was left into which the
stock might bo driven , but it was not
used for that purpose. The Indians
came on raid rushed into the open
ing with a whoop and all the speed
their ponies could muster. Then
the soldiers opened on them and the
few redskins who were able , drove
out of that trap considerably faster than
they entered. Of course there was a
slaughter and as the freighter says , "tho
society for tbo protection of western
savages' was driven into a particular
'reuzy" but the raids were stopped for
.omo . time. The narrator of the story
s of the opinion that the natives of
Samar are about on on equality with
the treacherous , blood-thirsty savages
tint General Harney bettered. The
famious Indian fighter was honored and
odvauced , and that may happen in the
future to to the oilicers and soldiers in
the Philippines when the situation
comes to be fully understood by the
American people and those most severe
in their condemnation now , may bo the
warmest in their praise then.
Su nr Trust Pays All the IlillB.
It is not the intention of the sugar
trust that the American people shall be
permitted to know the extensive , indeed
the predominant , part taken by it in the
campaign for the Cuban tariff reduction
and in the dowager legislation of con
gress. Therefore does it arrange for
the suppression of all the facts in the
case which go to show the work of the
sugar trust in manipulating the tariff
reduction in congress , as it would manipulate
ipulato the stock markets in Wall street.
The fact was suppressed , for example ,
in the sugar trust newspapers , the Asso
elated Press dispatches and its other
press agencies that whou Mr. Donnor of
the sugar trust was before the senate
investigation which is inquiring into
the trust's interests in Cuba , Senator
Teller's cross-examination compelled
him to confess the truth that the pam
phlets and other Cuban "poverty" lit
erature spread broadcast by the bogus
Thurber commercial bodies , included in
the resolutions of fake Cuban mass
meetings and reported by subsidized
"relief" leagues , were in fact prepared
by Mr. Douner himself and issued from
ho Wall street office of the sugar trust.
When Mr. Donner swore that the
ingar trust had no direct holdings in
he plantations and crops of Cuba the
sugar trubt newspapers reported his
estimouy as proof of its having noth-
ng to gain from the tariff reduction.
When Mr. Donuer affirmed that the
sugar trust had taken no action toward
he attempted free trade legislation , his
disclaimer was published everywhere in
bold type and with flaming headlines.
But when Mr. Donuer had to admit , or
be proved by Senator Teller to be a
maker of false witness , that the Cuban
ariff reduction literature and arguments
were put out from the Wall street office
of the sugar trust , that fact was sup-
pressed. It was kept from the public
as tight OB sealing wax 1
Why do the American people suppose
that the sugar trust conducts this Cuban
tariff reduction campaign in congress
and out of it ? Mr. Donner told Mr.
Teller that he prepared and issued that
literature "only in the interest of the
truth. " He had no interest at stake.
The sugar trust had none. But he de
sired that the truth should be known
for the good of humanity ; so the
philanthropic sugar trust , although pov
erty stricken , according to the testimony
of Mr. Havemeyer , its president , has
done and is doing the work of reducing
the tariff ; and the sugar trust pays the
bills.
bills.Why
Why do the American people suppose
that when the Cuban tariff reduction
legislation has advanced in congress the
shares of the sugar trust have soared in
the stock market ? Why , when there
has been a hitch in the program , be
cause protection republicans have re
fused either to be intimidated or bought ,
have the sugar trust shares declined
with' impetuous velocity ? Because up
they go or down they go , as the dowagers
succeed in doing or fail to do the task
set before them by the sugar trust that
is to benefit if the tarriff reduction
measure can be forced into law ; that is
the only interest that will benefit |
which is the reason why the sugar trust
does all the work and pays all the bills 1
New York Press.
The American people would Hayti BOO
Cuba fall into the habits of some of her
* ister republics.
The habit coal strikes have of preced
ing important elections may signify
nothing , but they scorn to bo remarkably
inclined to bo coincidental.
The drouth has been thoroughly erad
icated from Nebraska and crops are very
much on the optimistic order. The
calamityito will be compelled to wait
another opportunity to find cause for
Brief.
The ancient city of St. Augustine ,
Florida , has experienced a slight shak
ing up , presumably by earthquakes. It
is to be hoped that the earth forces have
no designs on Uncle Sam's most promi
nent peninsula.
Now York coal dealers have boosted
the price of authracito $1.00 o ton and
the consumer is to bo given to un
derstand this early in the season that
he is to bo made to bear the burden of tl e
mlueowuers in their present difficulty.
New York coal dealers have advanced
the price of hard coal to $0 per ton ,
owing to the strike of the miners. If
the Nebraska coal consumer could got
that quality of fuel at that price he
would have cause for rejoicing rather
than given to worry over the strike.
The Washington Post thinks that if
the coal consumer would now organize
ho might stand some sort of a show in o
three-cornered fight with the coal barons
and the organization of miners. They
would undoubtedly organize quick
enough if they had some sort of weapon
they might wield.
It is now reported that the cousin of
the czar of Russia is to pay a visit to
the United States. America has some
mighty pretty scenery but that did not
attract these royal folks until they got
the impression that American views
were gold lined and the people living
near them wore reputed to be the great
est commercial hustlers on the globe.
It is carrying politics a little too far
for those who are opposed to the
Nicaraguau route for the isthmian canal
to subsidize Mont Pelee and the Sou-
friere volcano into making such terrible
eruptions for the mere purpose of mak
ing capital against the route named , but
politices is mighty rotten and politicians
are capable of any outrageous proceed
ing in this latter age. For proof that
they will do such horrible things the
average populist exchange may bo re
ferred to.
Some people have recently had a curi
osity to know what is the real canso
of earthquakes. Their desire can now
bo gratified. The World-Herald has
got it from someone who pretends to
know that "earthquakes are the result
of spasmodic acceleration of the secular
folding of rocks and masses having
their centrum at the mouths of large
rivers , where prodigious quantities of
silt are deposited. " The Omaha paper
is not certain that it will be fully under
stood and does not attempt to explain
but th > 9 intelligence of the average
reader of newspapers will not allow such
simple statements to confuse them.
Mount Vesuvius , the historical volcano
that buried Pompeii in the year 79 A.
D. , not desiring to be outdone by west
ern competitors , is partaking of the
general activity of volcanic formations
and an eruption is reported under way
there. Lava is flowing from the crater
on the Pompeii side and hot cinders are
being thrown up from time to time. It
remains to be seen if the old mountain
has the same vigor it displaped 182 ! )
years ago. The entire volcanic surface
of the earth appears to be in o state of
unusual activity and people living in
the near vicinity of a mountain that at
any time showed signs of eruption
may well be apprehensive of the pos
sible action of their surroundings.
The king of Spain has now come into
his own and is officially proclaimed the
rnler of the Dons. He hasn't much o :
an empire to boast of and yet it is a
considerable honor for a boy of 10 to be
the monach of even such a kingdom. I
is significant that so shortly after hi
coronation , President Palma should be
inaugurated president of the Cuban re
public. The Queen of the Antilles wa
one of the best of the Spanish possession
and its loss has been a keen disappoint
ment to that kingdom. It is to be hoped
that the new king will role Spain am
its remaining possessions in a manne
that will receive the approval of modern
civilization and furnish no excuse fo
the disintegration of the balance of th
empire.
The government officers have sue
oeeded in hobbling the beef trust a
Chicago , and the effect of their proceed
ings is anxiously awaited. If the pric
of meat to the consumer is reduced
without making a lower price of animal
on the hoof there will be cause for re
joicing in all quarters. If , however
the price paid for fat cattle suffers a re
duction to meet the demands of eastern
consumers there will be a considerabl
protest from the west. It is one of th
few trusts that may have been of benefit
fit to the western farmer and utoc
raiser and a shaving off of his prosper
ity will have its effect on oil the Indus
tries of the west. In other words the
only thing to be accomplished with sat
isfaction to all but the packers will be
the reduction of their profits and if , as
it appears , their profits have been exorb
itant , a reduction will do them no harm
and will bo of benefit in both directions.
The little popgun fusion sheets of the
country nro taking np the cue presented
by their representatives In the house
and senate and are finding no words too
low , no insinuations too base to be
applied to the soldiers of the army , the
officers in command and the adminis
tration behind the army , whicn is
fighting its country's battles in the
Philippines. In a more excitable time
these slanderers and villfiers might
draw a counter-fire of abuse or bo
summarily punished by an outraged
people to whom they have brought the
blush of ehamo that such should find
an abiding place in a country like the
United States , whore the president ,
congress and the army ore the servants
of the people. Something moro than
wo years ago the policy of the repnb-
can party in regard to the Philippines
eceived an overwhelming endorsement
t'the ' polls ; even Nebraska , the home
ate of the candidate whose party went
n for a scuttle policy , joining In the
epudiatiou of the ideas advanced by
iat party and its candidates. While
iis verdict was in nowise intended as
license for the army to go in and burn ,
orture and kill it did mean that the
eoplo wanted to have the rebels ac
uowledge the sovereignty of the
United States , and after that their final
isposition could bo determined. The
eople had faith in its army and bo
eved that it could be trusted to carry
11 a war according to'civilized methods ,
'nrthermore it is believed that if the
nestion is again presented to the
opular will on the same issue they will
gain endorse the action of their soldiers
n spite of the attempt to place them on
be plane of brutes and savages. They
ealize that the boys in the Philippines
re no worse than those at home and
tiey can be depended upon to regent the
mputation that one or two instances
will serve to brand all the young man
jood of America as worse than fiends.
While it roils the blood of true American
itizeus to hear of such slanders it
would be a pleasure to have that and
hat only the issue during a political
ampaigu that they might teach the
villifiers the place they occupy in
opular estimation.
FOUR DIE IN TRAIN WRECK.
Seven Others Injured Near Ardmore
May Not Recover.
Ardmoro , 1. T. , May 21. A construe
: ion train on the Choctaw , Oklahoma
and Gulf railway plunged through a
high trestle 12 miles east of Ardmoro
yesterday morning. Four men were
killed and 21 Injured , seven of the
atter fatally. Among those believed
to be fatally hurt Is A. M. Ollphant
prominent attorney of Tishomingo
[ . T. , who was riding home on the
work train. The other dead and In
jured are all members of the con
Btructlon gang or train crew. All are
white.
The dead : Charles A. Black , Tls
liomlngo ; James Dolan , Fort Smith ;
J. R. Galnes , Jim Hopegood , Tlshom
Ingo. Fatally hurt : A. M. Ollphant ,
Tishomingo ; James Wear , E. D. Clark
Hope Joy , A. D. Furney , Missouri ;
William Shipp , Missouri ; unknown
man.
man.Railroad
Railroad officials are unable to as
sign a reason for the wreck. The
train was running at the rate of elgh
miles an hour when the forward car
jumped the track , followed by the res
of the train , a dozen cars piling up in
a heap 30 feet below. The engine
remained on the track.
HOUSE INSTRUCTS CONFEREES
Directs Action In Senate Disputes fo
Third TlmoStn a Week.
Washington , May 21. Ffr a thin
time within a week the bouse has in
structed its conferees on matters o
dispute between the senate and house
Yesterday tbo Instructions were given
on amendments in the army approprla
tion bill before the conferees had oven
considered the matters in controversy
The motion to instruct was made b
Chairman Cannon of the appropria
tions committee. It was resisted b
Chairman Hull of the committee o
military affairs , and the somcwha
spirited debate which followed dove
oped antagonism between the comml
tees. The amendment at which Can
non aimed was that which Increase
the appropriation for military post
from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000.
A resolution offered by Chalrma
Hltt of the committee on foreign a
fairs , felicitating Cuba on her pro
gress , was adopted Immediately.
A bill on the passport law
passed. The remainder of the da
was devoted to private claims bills.
Wllpesbarre , Pa. , May 21. The Wy
oming valley Is BO quiet that , excep
for the Idle collelrles , a trip thxoug
the region would fall to elvo the im
presslon that a great struggle IB 1
progress between capital and labor
President Mitchell was at the Btrlk
headquarters early. Ho had no new
to give out. He Bald that nothing ha
turned up to In any way change th
present situation.
Will Fight Biscuit Trust.
Chicago , May 21. The Inter-Ocea
says that the Independent blscul
companies throughout the country wi
soon be combined In a giant rival t
the National Biscuit company , prob
ably under the name of the Union Die
cult company.
Civic Federation Believed to
Have Plan Under Co or.
SECOND WEEK OF THE STRIK2
No Hard Coal Mined In Any Part of
the Region The Question of CallIng -
Ing Out Bituminous Miners Is Still
Undecided.
Hazlcton , Pa. , May 19. The visit of
Ralph M. Daelcy , secretary of the
National Civic Federation , to strike
leadqnarters and his conference with
President Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers , was the only Incident ot
ony Importance that claimed the at
tention of the labor leaders and others
around the Valley hotel. As neither
Mr. Easley nor Mr. MltchoU would
say anything regarding their meeting
there was much speculation as to the '
object of the visit of the secretary of
the Civic Federation. It Is believed
here that the federation Is quietly
preparing to receive any proposition
'
that might be 'cMered by either side.
This belief IB strengthened by the fact
: hat only 24 hours had elapsed from
the time the conference was held at
Washington between Senator Hanna ,
President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor , who Is also a
member of the Civic Federation , and
Mr. Easley and the latter's arrival
here.
Clergymen of nearly all denomina
tions In their sermons yesterday
touched moro or less on the strike.
The trend of the utterances were for
bearance and frugality. The great
struggle was generally deplored and
the hope was held out that though the
strike may cause much suffering for a
time , it may In the end result in great
good for both capital and labor.
Second Week of the Strike.
The strike now enters upon Its second
end week. The week just ended was
the first , It Is said , in the history ol
the hard coal trade that no coal was
mined in any part of the region. No
disturbances of any character has
been reported anywhere. President
Mitchell will establish headquarters
at the Hotel Hart at Wllkesbarre this <
evening , where he will remain until
the strike Is ended.
President Mitchell said that he
could not yet say when the special
national convention , to be called for
the purpose of considering the advis
ability of Involving the bituminous
miners in the anthracite strike , will
bo held. He has not yet received the
consent of two districts to make up
the five necessary under the rules to
call a special convention. All the
local trades unions In this region met
yesterday and decided to stand by the
miners In their straggle.
Miners Hope to Win.
Indianapolis , May 10. National Sec
retary Wilson of the United Mine
Workers , who returned yesterday from
Hazleton , Pa. , discussed the miners'
strike , saying : "The strike will bo
waged with the greatest steadfastness.
We are determined to win. The men
were practically unanimous in voting
to make the strike permanent. The
whole district Is tied up and fully
147,000 men are out. Only the engi
neers and men needed to run the
pumps are working. We have no dis
position to call them out at this time ,
since , If they were taken away from
work , the mines would soon fill with
water. We are prepared for a long ,
hard fight , If one becomes necessary ,
and have no idea of giving in. Wo
hope to win without a hard battle. "
SHOT DOWN BY AN ASSASSIN.
Prominent Stockman Called to the
Door at Night and Killed.
Downs , Kan. , May 19. James Clark ,
a prominent stockman residing at
Downs , was called to tne front door \
of bis home and assassinated last
night. The murderer fired two shots ,
one going through the body and the
other through the back of the head ,
coming out of the forehead. The
weapon is supposed to have been a
shotgun loaded heavily with buck and
flue shot. Clark leaves a widow and
five children by a former wife , the
oldest a girl of 15 years. No cause la
known for the act , as he was not '
known to have had enemies. Ho cai-
ried heavy life insurance.
Second Jury for Acquittal. <
Clarlnda , la. . May 19. The jury In ,
the trial of Eugene Mason for the
murder of Oscar K. Miller at Shenandoah -
doah last winter returned a verdict of
not guilty. Edward Dennis was pre
viously found guilty of murder In the
second degree In connection with the
death of Miller. Wesley Irwln Is yet
to be tried on the charge of murdering
Miller.
Dies of Overdose of Strychnine.
New York , May 19. Miss Julia
Williams , daughter of Mrs. Julia Will-
lams of Detroit , said to be a relative
of Senator Hanna , died yesterday at
the Fifth Avenue hotel of an overdose
of strychnine , taken in the form of
pills. Sue was 22 years of age.
Kills His Mother.
Custcrvllle , Cal. , May 19. John Me-
Carty , aged 22 years , shot and killed
his mother last evening and then gave
himself tnto custody. He fired four
pistol balls Into her brain at close
range. His etory Is that the shooting
was In self defense.
Life Sentence for Murder.
Muscatlne , la. , May 19. After being
out from 3:30 : to 7 p. m. the jury Sal- .
urday night found "Kid" Noble guilty y *
of the murder of Thomas Morgan. No
ble was liven a life sentence.