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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NEBRASKA I < MUIAY AUlUuSl' ! ! 11)00. )
WILLIAM H. BELCHER , WHO STOLE
100,000 FROM CITY.
HE GAVE HIMSELF UP MONDAY
Official of Paterson , N. J. , Who Had
Been Wandering Over the Country
for a Year , and Returned Broken in
Health , Goes to Prison.
Patorsou , N. J. , Aug. 3. Wlllliun II.
lielchor , wlio while mayor of this city
absconded u year ago , and returned
to surrender himself lust Monday , was
today sentenced to tolvo years In the
state prison on u charge of onibe/.zlo-
Sobbing In his cell last night , Belch
er said :
"I didn't take $100,000 ' - anything
like that amount. When p , ' ' Patei-
son I had exactly $300. fyis I
went to Minnesota , and In * P " >
my wife- want to say that at iu
has slio known of my whereabouts ,
was my Intention to disappear as If i
was dead , 'and go to some foielgn
country , but I made the fatal mistake
"If 1 had had money I would have
gone to New York and stayed there.
That's the best hiding place in the
world. But a man can't work there
and hide , too , and 1 had to work. So
I went west.
"I dropped off In Chicago , but I ie-
malned only a week. It was exciting
to walk around the streets and pass
by policemen who you knew were
looking tor you. I had my mustache
shaved off and did not fear capture
Stayed Awhile in St. Paul.
"Then I made a fatal mistake. 1
went to Minnesota. I won't bay what
towns I visited , except that St. Paul
was one , but I had $200 lett , and I lin
gered around looking ior something
to do. 1 lost my wallet one night In
the street. I was afraid to go to the
police about It , and there 1 was , 2,000
miles away from friends , from every
body , penniless and a fugithe. I went
to a railroad oillce and asked for
work ; they could not give me any. I
was desperate and pleaded for any
" 'We can give you a job digging , "
said the man to whom I applied. I
jumped at it. That morning I took
my place In a trench with a pick and
shovel , and for three horrible weeks
I stayed there. I received $1.25 a day.
Then they made me assistant fore
man ; my pay was raised to $2.50 a
day , and things looked brighter.
"I stayed there until last. January ,
working all the winter in the snow
and rain until rheumatism seized me.
I managed to save $150 , and with it
I went to London , Canada. I worked
at anything I could get , but my lame
Iniee was against me and I could not
hold my position very long. At one
time , I sold newspapers. But I al
ways kept enough money saved so
that I could get back east if I wanted
"It wasn't until June came that I
made up my mind to return. My knee
was getting worse and worse , and I
i r could hardly hobble around. I could
not pay for proper medical treatment ,
and so I made up my mind to come
"I landed In Now York on July 20 ,
and the next day I wrote Prosecutor
Emley. I told him I was ready to sur
render and that I would return of my
own volition. "
"Will you plead guilty when you
are arraigned on Friday ? " he was
i\'l "What are the specific charges ? "
was the reply. "Is it theft , or what is
it ? "
"Embezzlement and forgery , " he
"Forgery , " exclaimed Belcher. "I
never committed a forgery. That's a
He. I'll not plead guilty to that. "
"It * was said that your overconfidence
dence in friends was primarily the
cause of the trouble , " was suggested.
"Friends , friends , " Belcher mut
tered , as If to himself. "I haven't any
friends ; I never had any. "
Dies After 49 Days' Fast.
Detroit , Mich. , Aug. 3. James B.
Postlethwait , employed In the clerical
department of the Michigan Central
company In this city , died after hav
Ing fasted forty-nine days for the ben
efit of his health. Exhaustion U
glron as the cause of his death.
Fatal Feud In Kentucky.
Louisvlllo , Aug. 3. The Poet haa
received a dispatch from a corre
spondent at Sand Lick , Knott county ,
saying four men were killed there in a
fleht between the Martin and Hall
factions. The Martin faction IB said
to number sixty men.
Bolt Hits Tree ; Fifteen Shocked.
Lebanon , Ind. , Aug. 3. Fifteen hoys
who had been swimming sought shel
ter under a tree from a thunder storm
near here. Lightning struck the tree
and killed ) Occle Rice , aged fourtten ,
and the olhers were knocked down
And seriously shocked.
Ohio Business Houses Burn.
' Mount Vernon , O. , Aug. 3. Two
squares , comprising the entire busi
ness section of the town of Howard ,
ten miles east of here , was wiped out
by whst Is believed to have been an
incendiary flro. The loss exceeds $25.-
WAS MISTAKEN IN IDENTITY.
Much Sympathy for Dakotan Accused
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Aug. 3. A great
dual of sympathy Is being expressed
lor Abe Mollltt , who Is In the Union
county jail awaiting trial on the
charge of assaulting Thomas Brady
of Uorosford , with a dangoious weap
on on a public street of Beresford. At
the time of the assault theru was
great mystery as to the motive , as
Brady and his assailant \\oro until o
It now develops that Molllt's assault
upon Brady was a clear case of mlt > -
taken Identity , and no onu Is moro
sorry for the mistake than Mollltt , who
takes the matter very much to heart ,
and who recently attempted to commit
suicide by cutting his throat with a
ra/.or. Mollltt has 'declared ho will'
nu\ur bo taken to the Sioux Falls pen
itentiary ; that ho will kill himself bo-
tore submitting to the disgrace of be
ing > i convicted felon.
.Mollltt only a few weeks before get
ting Into the dllllculty started a
, 'ilacksmith shop at Komstad. Ho ap-
fy -ed to bo a peaceable man and
? / -Many friends among the people
( jfafj. .stnd and vicinity.
Oi. ( ho day ho made his attack upon
Btiidy , another party , who was a
stianger In Borcfalord and who is de
scribed as having lost a hand and had
an Iron hook on his arm In place of
the hand , became enraged at Mollltt
and twice attacked him. The last
time the crippled stranger struck him
In the face with the iron hook , cutting
a gash over the eye that came near
Smarting under the Injury done him ,
partially blinded by the Injury to his
eye , and piobably rendered temporal 1-
ly insane by the pain from Ills wound ,
Mollltt searched through the crowd for
the man who had struck him , and ,
mistaking Brady for the man , assault
ed him with a knife.
Moflltt has a wlte and several chil
dren. His wife is standing nobly by
him during his trouble , and on several
occasions has visited him at the coun
ty jail. Friends of Molfitt have inter
ested themselves in his behalf and
will do everything possible to secure
his acquittal by the jury which tries
HEARST WILL RUN.
New York Man Will Make Indepen
dent Run for Governorship.
Now York , Aug. 3. William U.
Hearst has decided to run for govern
or as an independent candidate. The
state committee of the Independence
league , the Hearst organization , lias
agreed to hold a convention Septem
ber 11 to nominate Heaist for gov
ernor , and to put a full state and judi
ciary ticket In the field.
The democratic state commlteto
voted to hold the next convention at
Buffalo , September 25.
Before the meeting of the state com
mittee , William Connors of Buffalo
said that the meeting of the Indepen
dence league would not affect Mr.
Hearst's chances for the gubernatorial
nomination by the regular state con
"We will go ahead and nominate
Hearst anyhow , " said Mr. Connors.
"The whole Buffalo delegation to the
state convention will be instructed for
Hearst. Nothing can prevent Hearst's
Norman E. Mack of Buffalo , member
of the democratic national committee
of this state , spoke in the same way.
BOTTLE LONG IN RIVER.
Rancher Finds One Containing Note
Written in 1877.
Pierre , S. D. , Aug. 3. Michael
Wood , a rancher living near the river
a short distance below the city , yes
terday brought in a bottle , the cork
of which looked as if it had been in
the water a long time. The bottle con
tained the following note :
"June 14 , 1877. Maud II. Kirk , on
steamer Josephine , near Fort Buford :
All well. "
The note was easily read , although
the paper showed the stain of time ,
the bottle having boon found on a
sandbar by Mr. Wood , and had prob
ably been burled In the sand some
where for years , only lately having
been washed out.
Traffic Officials Fall to Agree.
Chicago , Aug. 3. A conference of
traffic officers of western trunk lines
called to discuss the dfTferentlal in
volving rates from Missouri river
points to the gulf and seaboard on ex
port grain went to pieces and the
meeting was adjourned until next
Wednesday , when an effort at settle
ment will be made. The fobbing
charges , which have been the disturb
ing element in export rates for yews ,
made an agreement impossible.
Mrs. Hutchlnson Acquitted.
Buena Vista , Colo. , Aug. 3. After a
dramatic trial Mrs. Grace Hutchinson
was acquitted of killing Mrs. Mary
Bode at Sallda last June. During the
trial Mrs. Hulchlnson's husband ad
mitted on the witness stand that ho
had been intimate with Mrs. Bode ,
and that he had confessed to his wlfo
the night before the murder wa com *
Cruiser Asia Hoists Red Flag ,
St. Petersburg , Aug. 3. The crew
of the Russian cruiser Asia , which
was sent to Abo. has hoisted the red
flag. The vessel has left In the di
rection of Svoaborg.
RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONISTS TIE
UP CITY TOMORROW.
ARE UNDAUNTED AT REVERSES
Leaders Declare Flame of Revolt Will
Spread to Corners of Czar's Empire.
Strike Is Formally Announced to Begin -
gin Tomorrow at Noon.
St. Petersburg , Aug. 3. A general
strike was today formally declared In
St. Petersburg by the revolutionists.
The strike will begin In this city at
8L Petersburg. Aug. 3. Although
the mutinies at Sveuborg have boon
ended and the one m Croustadt haa
been piaukally put down , the out
look Is still black. The revolutionists ,
whose hands wuro suddenly forced by
the pieuialuro rising at Svoaborg , ! >
piirently are undaunted at those Initial
lovcrbt's , and intend to persist In their
progiam of calling a general btrlke ou
Sunday or Monday.
One of the leaders of the revolution
ists with whom Hie Associated Pit-si
opoko last night boasted that the won !
had gone forth and that the fire ol
revolt would spread to the corners o (
the empire. Ills closing words to the
correspond.in ) were : 'Now watch He
vul , Riga and Lilian. "
The news of the mutiny on board
the cruiser Pamyat Azova , off tha
Esthonlan coast. Is 11 aught with enor
mous possibilities. The crew of this
vessel rose and killed the commander
and four officers.
Ambassador Meyer has received a
dispatch from the American consul nt
Roval saying that the Pamyat Azova
entoied that port with the red Hag at
her masthead. Should this crulsor ,
under the flag of the mutineers , sail
to the northwaul and appear In the
presence of the main squadron In the
Gulf of Finland , the loyalty of the
crews of these vessels would perhaps
be put to a stronger test than they
could stand Although the admiralty
asserts that the squadron off Svcaborg
did not waver In Its allegiance , theru
Is something mysterious aboni the r
ports of the actions of the ships which
warrants the suspicion that all Is not
right aboard. Only two ships fired on
the mutineers , the others remaining on
the horizon as if the admiral wore not
euro that they could be depended
upon. The mutiny on the Pain "at
Azova may possibly raise International
complications , as in the eye of the
law this rrnj or. llko the Knlaz-6'o-
temldne in the Black sea In the mini
mer of 1005. is a pirate. Thorn Is
reason to b'ellevc that the Gpiinan
fleet has orders covering just such a
contingency as this , and that It would
not hesitate to put an end to the rone-
Bade cruiser as a danger to commerce ,
When the firing began at Crnnstadt
there ensued a wild panic In the im
perial palare at Peterhof , as the pal
ace lies under the guns of the for
tress. All preparations had been
made in advance to flee toTsarkoe Sc-
lee , but the report that the czar and
his family had fled In the middle of
the night was denied. It was ex
plained that on account of "dampness"
at Peterhof arrangements had been
made for the return of the imperial
family to Tsarkoe Seloe.
Martial Law at Cronstadt.
Martial law was proclaimed at
Cronstadt during the day , and all day
long reinforcements have been land
ing there from the mainland. No one
IB permitted on the Island without a
paas , and although the correspondent
of the Associated Press was thus
equipped , he was held up ami
searched upon disembarking from a
rowboat. The correspondent found
that there were about 2.000 mutlnou *
sailors barricaded In their bai racks
which were surrounded by troops.
Whllo passing the arsenal the cor
respondent hoard a ranged vollo
respondent heard a rapped vollo\
which he subsequently learned had cut
short the Ilvos of six pioneers who
had been sentenced to death by drum
head court-martial. It was declared
that 300 sailors who had surrendered
during the night had been shot earlier
In the day , but It was impossible U ,
obtain absolute confirmation of this
On the heels of the other bad news
comes the startling statement that the
emperor has flatly refused to accept
the conditions to which Premier Stoly-
pln agreed in his negotiations with
Count Heydon , Alexander Guchkoff ,
Prince Nicholas Lypff , Paul Vlnogra-
doff and Senator Klnl for the reor
ganization of the cabinet. There Is
an increasing apprehension that the
emperor proposes to take the final
step of turning the country ever to
the military dlciatorshlp of Grand
Duke Nicholas. The streets of St.
Petersburg again are filled with p -
General Markgraffsky Slain.
Warsaw , Aug. 3. While Major Gen
eral of the Gendarmerie Markgran
sky was dm Ing to his sumer villa ,
with his wife , son and daughter , he
was killed from ambush. The volley
fired by the assassins also killed the
general's son and wounded ono of the
horses attached to the carriage. The
horses took fright and ran away ,
throwing out the bodies of the two
dead men and Mmo. and Mile. Mark-
INSPECTS PACKiNG HOUSES
Norwegian Official Gives Chicago
Plants a Clean Bill ,
Now York , AUK. II. Dr. Atlolph
Jacobson , chief vi torlnary Inspector
of the city of ChrlHtliuila , Norway ,
who line been litHpocttUK American
packing hoiiBOH in buhalf of the Nor
wegian Kovuiiiniont , sailed on the Os
car II for ChrlBtlnnla. Dining his sta )
hero ho Inspected packing plants at
Chicago , Kansas City and Now York.
"The bl > ; plants which I Innpoclod
wcro most cleanly and satisfactory In
their manner of operation , " mild lr
Jacobson , tpuaKlng of his InvoBtluu-
tlons qt Chicago , which wmo Uio chluf
object of his visit. Before his do-
purture Dr. Jacobson remarked that It
his homo government acted upon hie
recommendations there would bo
much moro American canned moat
and barreled beef bought In this coun
try than had been heretofore. Ho
EH\T no reason , ho aald , to put any
sort of restrictions upon American
meat products bearing the government
CONVENTION AT COLUMBUS DE
FEATS RESOLUTIONS FOR HIM.
CLAIMED M'CARTHY STRONGHOLD
Friends of the Ponca Statesman At
tempt to Put Thorugh a Resolution
to Instruct , But Fall by a Large Ma
Columbus , Nob. , Aug. 3. The re
publicans of Platte county mot In del
egate convention yesterday afternoon.
Ben R. Cow drey was chairman and
L. F. Franklin , secretary. The con
vention was a very tame affair from
beginning to end. All was arranged
befoio-hand and there was little to debut
but carry out the program. Iso plat-
term icsolutloiiB were offered. The
motion to Instruct ior Congressman
McCarthy was voted down by a largo
majority , and yet It Is wild that moro
than half of the convention wa.i for
McCarthy , but opposed to Instructions ,
though just before that they had in
structed the delegates "to use all hon
orable mcaiiH to nominate Carroll D.
Evans , as United Stales senator , In
the state convention , " and that was
the only icbolutlon adopted.
The following aie the delegates to
the state convention : Ed Home , C. C.
Gray , E. H. Chanibers , G. W. Vlor-
glitz , Chris Medll , B. U. Cowdiey , Ed
LuzleiibKI , W. W. Flunk , II. P. H.
Oelrlch , Oscar Olson , J. L. Lower ,
Harry Lamb ,
Congressional : Ed Hoaro , J. G.
Reedor , Bruce Webb , Geo. Fairchlld ,
I. Gluck , R. G. Strothor , C. M. Wagner -
nor , Charles Charnquist , Emll Hod-
burg , C. C. Gray , E. II. Chambers , R.
W. Hobart , Carl Kramer , J. W. Apgar ,
Delegates were elected to the float
and senatorial convention. For county
attorney , C. N. McElfresh was nomi
nated. The central committee was
empowered to fill vacancies on the
ticket. After listening to an hour's
address from W. W. Young , candidate
for congress In the Third district , the
MANY SOLD1ERS DESERTING
Only Fifty-seven Men and Officers In
O-ie Company of Twenty-second.
San Francisco , Aug. 3. Reporters
being received by the military authori
ties at the Presidio of the fr.quent de
sertion of troops stationed at Ameri
can lake , in Washington , the summci
military camp , where several regi
ments of the national guard and reeu-
lars are stationed for instruction
The most notable Instance of this Is in
Company I of the Twenty-second In
At present only fifty-seven men and
officers arc left to carry the name ol
this company. When the Twenty-sec
end infantry went into camp sixty-five
men answered roll call In Company I.
BInce then eight of the soldiers have
deserted and crossed the border to
Canada , sixty miles away , where
there are no extradition laws to covoi
Comstock Seizes Art Catalogues.
New York. Aug. 3. Upon a war
rant sworn out by Anthony Comstock ,
secretary of the Society for the Sup
pression of vice , the officers of the
Art Students' league , one of the most
noted art schools In America , were
searched , and the bookkeeper , Miss
Anna Robinson , was placed under ar
rest. It was charged by agents of th $
society that the reproductions of fig
ures in the nude , contained in the fall
catalogue , which the league was
about to Issue , were of an Immoral
character. A patrol wagon load of
the catalogues was seized and taken
to the police court as evidence.
Negro Surrounded In Swamp.
MiUcdgovlllo , Ga. , Aug. 3. Joe
Morris , the negro youth who recently
attempted to assassinate the family
of George Bloodworth , a farnior liv
ing two miles from town , Is hiding In
a swamp near here. A posse of wen ,
In buggies on horseback and afoot ,
all armed , surrounded the swamp. A
report of a l > nchlng has reached Mil-
ledgeville , but Is unconfirmed.
NAME TICKET AND INDORSE W.
J , BRYAN IN PLATFORM.
DIRECT VOTE FOR SENATORS
Resolution Adopted Urges Change In
Constitution to Popular Elections
Charges Against Brynjolfson tJurka
Mlnot , N D. , Aug. 3. The prefer
ment of tiorloim chaigcH aialnnl ; II. S
Br > nJlfHon ol' Ciand FVnkn , chalimnii
of the Domociatlc conical eommitloo ,
furnluhod the only oxcltlnt ; Incident
In the Democratic ntatu convention In
this city , blvor Sortinigaid , caudfdatu
for thu DOIIIOCI title nomination lot
Bovornor , openly clihiuod BrynlolfHon
with spiriting away ( loorgoliklnnun ,
who Hlatcd at the Doniociatl- nation
al convontlot1 at St. I UH | In I'.IOI that
the North IJaKoU delegation had blil >
out to Parker for $1,000 i-u : h. Mr
Soruinganl mild that Wilkinson prom
Iscd to sign a writ ton roll ad Inn and
that owing to lrynJolfnon'H ! IU.II.IMU-C
ho disappeared. The chaigo pii'dpl-
tatcd a light In the coin out i..n bo
twccn Senator John L. Ciu'iol ' ol
Gral'ton an I Htyiijolfson for elialrnuni
of the now committee. CaHhelvnti
by n vote of MC to 10(1. ( lit1 } nJolfHon
donlod the chaigos. Othunvloo the
convention was free from Incident
The following ticket was nominated :
CoiiKicRRinon , A. G. Burr , Bottlnoau ;
John D Benton , Cain ; governor , John
Burke , Ramsey ; secretary of state , A
H. IlorB , Grlngs ; auditor , Frank Rood ,
Rurlolgh ; treasurer , F. M. Noggo ,
Tralll ; attorney general , D. C. Green
leaf , Mlnot ; Insiiinnro comiiilflRlonor ,
C. H. Anholor ; JiiRtlco of sitpicmo
court , C. J. Klfilt , Giand Folks , four
years ; D. E. Morgan , RaniHoy , nix
years ; state superintendent of schools ,
Mrs. Mattlc M. Davis , Cass ; labor
commissioner , Julius Wlrkus , Walsh ,
railroad eommlRnlonors , Terry Mo
Kosher , Grand Forks ; William Schulz ,
Barnes ; William Schuott , RIchland.
The platform Indorses W. J. Bryan
for president and declares In favor ol
equal taxation , extension of the prl
mary election law to Rtato officers ,
popular election of United States Ren
ntors , an Increase In the powers of
the railroad commission and commerce
merco commission ; popular referendum
dum , representation of the two lead
ing political parties on all Rtntc
boards. antl-puRR law , repeal of tin
Stroetor libel law , removal of ta.Mft
from all. trust controlled goods nnn
public ownership of public utllltlcn ,
and condemns the capital commlijulon
law passed by the last leglslaturo.
OHIO PROHIBSJICK TICKET
Divorce Their Party From Other Tem
Columbus , O. , Aug. 3. In state con
vention hero the Prohibitionists prac
tically divorced their party from
other temperance organizations and
adopted a platform declaring fcr di
rect legislation , woman suffr.ice ac
tion of United States senator. * by di
rect vote , and a moro rigid bank In
Rpcctlon , It was declared that the
liquor traffic can only bo curbt'd by
a party organized for the one purpose
The convention adjourned aflor mak
ing Its state ticket , which IB headed
by Alfred P. Hughes of D ilwaro
county for secretary of state.
MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS MEET
Nominate Klmmerle for Governor and
Indorse Bryan for President.
Detroit , Mich. , Aug. 3. Indorsement
of William J. Bryan as a presidential
candidate In 1908 , the defeat of a res
olutlon calling on the national Demo
cratlc committee to investigate the
charges made against Chairman Thos.
E. Taggort and demanding his resig
nation If they were proved , and the
nomination of Charles H. Klmmerle
of Cassopolls for governor ever Stan-
Icy E. Parkhlll of Owasso , the only
other candidate , were the features of
the Democratic state convention held
Miners Found Dead.
Ouray , Colo. , Aug. 3. L. A. Thomp-
ton , general manager , and V. W.
Mather , fort man of the Mickey Brcen
mine of the Tempest Apex company ,
who disappeared a week ago , were
found dead under a mass of debris
In a small tunnel half a mile from the
Mickey Breen mine. They evidently
rought refuge in the tunnel from a
cloudburst and were overwhelmed by
the rocks and dirt that washed In
from the mountain side.
Crude OH Pr'ces ' Lower.
Plttsburg , Aug. 3. For the second
time within a week the Standard Oil
company reduced prices of crude po
troleum. The cut is the same as
madfl on July 2S 23 cents on the
higher grades and 2 cents on all the
lower grades , except ragland , which
Root Visits Brazilian Parliament.
Rio do Janeiro , Aug. 3. Socrotar >
Root , Lloyd C. Grlscom , the Amor !
can ambassador , and Senor Nabuco
president of the Pan-American congress
gross , visited the Brazilian parlla
meut and were received wl.h great
courtesy. Secretary Root made abort
THE CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour * .
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Condlllonfl of the weather nu rocord-
d for the twenty-four bourn onillnx
it 8 n in. today :
llaioincler. . ' 1)013 )
C'liloiiKd , AUK. 3. The bulletin IH-
Hiied by ( ho Chicago ntatlon of the
United States wcnthor bureau thti
mornllii ; KIVOH the fotocaat for No-
bniHka an followH :
Rain and cooler tonight and Satur
DRUG rRUSTIS ADMITTED
Lilly Company Denies Active Connec
tion With Combine.
Indianapolis , AID ; ,1. Tim Ell Lilly
Drug company , In the federal conrtn ,
uiiHwoied the action of the United
States nRaliiHt the alleged "drug
triiRt , " suit agaliiHt which \vnn filed
novoral wooliH ago by ropienentatlvca
of the ntloinoy wnornl of the Unltod
States. The niiRwer Hied practically
nclmowlodKOH the existence of tun
drug ( rust In the Rhape of the Nation
al Association of Retail
mil the Wholesale Dur l
Mnn end yet denied active connection
Although donylni ; any dlRrrlinlna-
( Ion on Itn pail , The Lilly company
does not deny that the Wholesale
Drntu'KlH' aHHoclallon regulates inter
itnt" commirce. but affirms tlint It Is
motolv Iho posfiosHor of an tiKsnr-lnln
membership In the aRsocltillnn anil
IIIIH no voting power. The Illlcom
pnnv Jmvovor. aolviiowlodgoR that It
IIRH "M'lllni ; fiKonts" ptofloiit at all
of the ii'iRoeliilloii'H nioolliiKi. The
compiinv'R answer fmlhor slaton that
It never hrm lieon nsKod by the Whole
Rale nrui'ifiRtn' aRHoclatlon to niako
any discrimination In pilroq.
A demurrer wim nlfo filed bv the W
II. lllll Drug company of Detroit mak
ing a gcne-iil denial of the charges
Take Option on Site for Big Pack
St. Paul. Aug. : t fl was learned
definitely fiom Ht Paul business men
that Armour & Co. of Chicago ,
through their agents , have paid down
about $10,000 as option money for the
purchase of n largo tract of land near
the Mlnnorota Tranpfor coinpain'.i
yanln lying In the northwest part of
Rl Paul and pailly In Minneapolis for
the piuposo ol building a proposed
slaimlilei In ; ; and parking plant
Several land ownois In that vicinity
hnvo become nwaro of the company's
IntonlloiiR and are holding out for
higher pi Iron This stands In the way
of concluding the entire deal.
Patterson Weds Fay Templeton.
Plttshurg. Aug. 3. William Joshua
Patterson wap married to Fav Tern
plelon In Ridley park , near Philadel
phia. It WIIB learned here that ho la
the president of the Heyl & Patter
son Knglnccrlni * company , a contract
ing firm of thlR city. Mr Patterson
was a widower , forty-two years old ,
nd hod no Immediate family living
The announcement caused no Riirprlso
to Mr. Patterson's associates at the
Fort Pitt hotel , where ho has made
his homo of late , and It was paid that
ho had boon missing from his apart
ment several ilnys. ID. W. Heyl , Mr.
Patterson's biiMn RB partner , con
firmed the marriage announcement ,
and Raid his partner had been a
friend of Miss Tompleton for a num
ber of years.
Fish Fin Scratch Is Fatal.
Milwaukee , Aug. 3. Harry J. Blck-
lor Is dead from blood poisoning. A
few days ago , when fishing , one of the
catches snatched his thumb with Its
fin , a small portion of the ( In being
lodged In tl-o flesh. Mr. Bkkler re
moved this and thought nothing of the
wound until his thumb became swollen
en , when It was too late to save hla
Iowa Democrats Fix Tariff Plank.
DCS Molnes. Aug. 3 Prominent
Iowa Democratic leaders held a con
ference In Dc-s Molncb and practically
outlined a tariff platform. Their tar
iff plank will bo / ' demanding tariff
for revenue only , but will In addition
demand "Immediate revision of the
tariff schedules on steel , lumber and
other products controlled by monop
olies. " .
Death Claims Entire Family.
Iowa City. Aug. 3. Mrs. Thomat
Mctcalf , aged forty-eight , Is dead at
her home hero. Within a brief space
of time , death has claimed her nrothcr ,
two sisters , brother , nephew and
American Association Kansas City , f
3 ; Indianapolis , o. Toledo , S ; St. Paul , ,
4. Louisville. 9 ; Milwaukee , 2. Columbus - i
lumbus , 11 ; Minneapolis , 2. ;
National League Boston , 3 ; Clncin-
nati , 7. , I
American League Detroit , 1 ; New I
York 11. Chicago. 3 ; Boston , 0. St.
Louis , 11 ; Washington , 2. Cleveland , o
2 ; Philadelphia 3. n
Western League Lincoln , 3 ; Den-lr
ver , 4. DCS Molnes , 9 ; Pueblo , 6.
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