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I THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NORl'OLK NEBRASKA FRIDAY UKOKMUEK K 1M7.
NORFOLK HIDE BUYER COMMITS
TERRIDLE DUAL CRIME.
USED TWO DIFFERENT QUNS
TWO SHOTGUN CHARGES TO BLOW
OUT WIFE'S BRAINS.
REVOLVER FCrt HIS OWN HEAD
CRACK SHOT TURNS PLAYTHINGS
INTO DEATH IRONS.
ON EVE OF HER DIVORCE CASE
Valley B. Nethawny , Who First At
tracted Attention Her * Nineteen
Years Ago by Target Shooting , Ends
Career In Fearful Dual Shooting
At 5 p. in. Mrs. Nethaway was Htlll
allvo with the pi aspects , Dr. Pllger
Hiild , that , she might live fur scvonil
hours. There was also said to bo just
the slightest possible chance for re-
covory. A portion of the skull had
been shot away but the condition of
the brain was not known as the phys'- '
clans feared to disturb It.
The wound was dressed late in the
uftonioon. It was said that Mis. NUli-
awny would bo kept in the city hall
during the night. A few minutes after
the double tragedy she was can led
Into the police court room in the city
An effort was niudo to communicate
with Mrs. Ncthaway's parents In Ord.
Her maiden name was IXxlloy.
Mrs. Nethaway belonged to the Mod
ern Brotherhood of America. Mem
bers of the order applied at the city
hall to offer their services.
Valley 15. Nethaway , for many years
past a resident of Norfolk and vicin
ity , shot his wjfc.ln an putgolng Unlpn
Pacific trnln at 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon and five minutes later took
Ills own life In the Salter grain elevat
or , within a few yards of the scene
of the first tragedy.
Murder and suicide were substltut-
_ ed for divorce. Mrs. Nethaway was
on her way to Madison to secure a
divorce In the district court when her
husband shattered the left side of her
head with two discharges from a shot
gun. The wife , apparently dying and
her life counted as a matter of not
many minutes , was taken to the city
hall. Drs. Dear and Pilger took charge
of the wounded woman.
Warned Wife of Her Doom.
Nethaway boarded the Columbus
train just as it pulled out of the Nor
folk depot. Standing In the door of
the car he told his wife of her doom
mid warned the passengers In the
ciowded car to get out of the way.
The man carried a double-barreled
shot gun and discharged both barrels
at his wife who was seated In the
rear of the car on the right side.
The charge took deadly effect , most
of the load striking the wife in the
left forehead. Part of the skull was
shot away and the brain exposed.
Passengers in the car , warned of
the murder at hand and their own
peril , found safety beneath the seats
while some effected n hasty exit
through the car windows.
Talked With His Mother.
L After shooting his wife Nethaway
jumped from the train which was
slowing down for the Northwestern
crossing. He left the passenger coach
near Norfolk avenue and went almost
directly to The office of the Salter
Grain company. From the ofllco the
man , soon to take his own life , called
his mother up over the telephone , told
of the double tragedy to bo and asked
for kindness as the lot of the little
girl , soon to bo stricken of her parents.
Proceeded Calmly With Bloody Work
Five minutes was spent In the ofllco
Nethaway , although excited by the
murder and suicide ho had planned
and was executing , was still master
of himself and proceeded calmly with
the bloody work he had set his bant
The murderer even complied will
the request of Clarence Salter to
leave the ofllco and transfer the scene
of the suicide to the elevator.
Nethaway ended his own life will
n revolver. On reaching t.io elevator
ho entered the first open door , lali
down on the floor , pillowed his heai
on an old sack , placed the revolver
against his right temple and pullet
the trigger that ended his life almos
Although Nethaway had carried ou
his self appointed task so thorough ! }
* tiat there remained little to bo done
< lie authorities , Coroner Kindred a
_ * VMV Qrovfvns noHflod p.horflv nl
Norfolk Friday morning. County At
torney Jack ICoenlgsteln was In Mad-
Carefully Planned" .
Nelhaway , actuated by bitter hatred
towards his wife and spurned to end-
den and desperate action by the di
vorce trial net for the evening in the
district court at Madison , carefully
planned to nettle the divorce case out-
Hide of a worldly court. Taking a re
volver and ( i. Hhot gun ho set out to
meet his wife , whom ho know would
he leaving on the afternoon train. His
appearance with a shot gun on the
street excited no comment for the
man wan known as an Inveterate hunt
er. On his way up Park avenue he
told friends that ho was out for a
hunt hut did not Intimate the tragic
nature of his hunt.
An exclamation of hoiror camofiom
Mrs. Nothaway as Bho saw her Jius-
band swing onto the moving train and
realized that the gun In his hand
meant nothing but her death.
Husband and wife faced each other
the length of the car apaitmcnt. The
coach was ciowded with passengers ,
mostly men. With Mrs. Nethaway sat
her ft IonMrs. . Fred Harder , with
whom i " lived since she returned
to Norfrto two weeks ago. The
train on % the shooting occuiind
is an accom < p ( on train with a com
bination bagg < J , id pnssengcr coach.
Spokv. n Fired.
Nethaway lies.rfk a moment. No
one moved to E < > " ? > 'in. ' "Prepare
yourself to die , " * ? / , -old his wfc.
Then he warned the passcngcis to
get out of the wjy.
Passengers Seek Safety.
With his words the car was the
scene of n mad seiamble for safety.
Most of the passo'igets dropped down
under the seats but some in the flurry
of the iromcut found exit thrcugh the
Emptied Both Barrels.
Standing In the door Nethaway
emptied both barrels. Ho hot true
for his fame as a shot has been known
over north Nebraska for many jcars
In Not folk hoas known to bo the
sin est man amors the local devotees
of the Bhotgun.
Mrs. Harder's Escape.
The left part of Mrs. Ncthaway ! ) "
skull was literally torn away by the
shot that rali-ed against her face. The
greater pait of one chnigc , probaol >
the second shot , was received by the
rim of the seat In front. A traveling
man's overcoat \\as ilddlcd with s'io
and shot passed thicugh Mrs. Harder1 !
tat. She had dropped beneath the
eat and escaped injury. The second
hot , it was thought , might have beer
ntended for her.
Then Spoke to Passengers.
Again after the shooting Nethawaj
ddressed the sccio 01 so of witnesses
0 his net. "Goodbye boys , " he said
1 am sorry I had to do this but I wll
o the same thing for myself. "
Leaves Train , Reloads Gun.
Nethaway then jumped from the cai
mil went o\er to the -grain office of
he Salter company. On the scale
tlatforin he icloadcd the gun but also
trotluced a revolver which he had
jrought along to end his own exist-
Covers Crowd With Weapon.
Dutlng the several minutes ho spent
n the Salter olllce and while he was
outside Nethaway kept the crowd mi-
dor cover with his revolver. Ho val-
ted his life at nothing but was of no
nlnd to bo arrested and hanged for
Clarence Salter and W. G. Baker
vere in the office when Nethaway en-
ered. He kept the two covered with
ils revolver part of the time1. Baker
eft the building after a minute or two.
\o one made any effort to arrest Neth
away in his course and he proceeded
without hindrance. Xlen outside kept
it a safe distance.
Nethaway kept his head with him.
Had ho lived he could have pleaded
nothing but cold dellbeiate murder.
Sorry He Missed Allen.
"Well , I've killed my wife , " he in-
'ormed Clarence Salter , "and the only
thing I regret Is that I did net kill
Allen , too. " Senator Allen was Mrs.
Nethaway's attorney In the divorce
proceedings which she had brought at
Telephones His Mother.
Nethaway then wont to the tele
phone and called up his mother whom
lie had loft at home. He told briefly
what had happened , mentioned some
letters and keys In his grip and asked
for the kindest of care for his little
thirteen-year-old daughter , Sophia
Nethaway , now in n convent at West
Intended Using Office.
Nethaway then proceeded to remove
his overcoat , hat , coat and vest , plac
ing the garments on a desk In the
grain ofllce. His- first Intention waste
to shoot himself in the ofllce.
To this Salter objected , protesting
that If ho must shoot himself he ought
to do it somewhere else and not In the
"I'm a gentleman and I'll do what
ever you say , " was Nothaway's reply.
Ho then went back to the elevator
and passed through the first door.
Pistol Report Tells Story.
A little later a shot was heard.
Nethaway had placed himself on the
floor find prp99.Of1 the rovnlvor fn Tile
valor. The gun was taken In charge
iy Chief Flynn.
Meanwhile at Madison district court
vns waiting for a divorce trial that
vlll never be called.
NETHAWAY TALKED RATIONALLY
Got Shaved Just Before He Opened
Flro on Wife and Self.
Netlmway shortly before ho so
; rnglcully opened lire upon his wife In
'nil view of a passenger coachful of
[ icoplo and then blew out his ovvn
uralns , talked with a number of nc-
limlntances and talked rationally. Ho
imd just been shaved by Will Halm
In Hartford's barber shop , and seemed
qulto himself. "Hurry up , " ho re-
narked. "I want to catch that train
.o Madison. "
With Dr. Mnckny ho talked on the
street for n half hour on commonplace
topics and there was not the slightest
Indication of the murder that lurked
even then In his heart.
Wednesday night ho talked with
John Donovan , editor of the Star-
Mall , and It Is said that he seemed to
treat his divorce case as a Joke.
Last Saturday 13d Marqunrdt weal
Into Omaha on the snmo tialn that
carried Nethaway , but he at no time
mentioned his domestic difficulties or
the impending tragedy. Mrs. Netha
way was said to be In Omaha at that
In fact , no act of the man during
the past few days and right up to the
time when he called "Goodbye , fel
lows " to men near the Salter elevat
or , just before he dodged into the
building and snapped the trigger that
spelled suicide , did ho give any hint
of the terrible dual crime which he
carried out with such hideous delib
Nethaway has of late been engaged
In buying hides throughout northern
Nebraska. He gave up a position with
a firm as traveling representative seme
time ago to buy hides on his own ac
Mrs. Nethaway had not been li\ng !
with her husband for bomo time. Up
until about two months ago she had
been working In the state Insane IIDS-
pltal at Hastings , lidding a position
In the ofllco as guide to persons who
came to Inspect the Institution. Since
reluming to Not folk Mis. Nethaway
has been living with hei friend , Mrs.
Fred Harder. Occasionally Mrs. Neth
away would coino to Norlolk from
Hastings to make clothing for her lit
Nethaway has a sister living at Wa-
boo , Mis. Bellinger.
WIFE FEARED jMPEfJDING HARM
She Told of Threats and Said She
Feared Trouble Asked Help.
Just a few minutes betoie she was
murderously shot on the outgoing
Union Pacific freight train , Mrs. Neth-
i way said that she foaied trouble and
she asked for protection
To James Hay , former chief of po
Ice , who chanced to be standing on
the station platform , Mrs. Nethawa >
eaned out of the car window and said
that she feared harm at the hands ol
! ier husband. "He has threatened ev
erythlng , " she said , "and I know he
will be hero. "
Mrs. Nethaway cast about for a po
Ilceman to summon but as none hap
pened to be In bight she asked Mr
Hay to renialn until the train pulled
out. This he did and when the train
drew away Hay heaved a sigh of re
lief , believing that the woman's fears
were not to bo realized. Little die
he know that the murderous Nethaway
was even then making ready to climb
on the < car and deal out double-bar
DIVORCE SOUGHT ON CRUELTY
Attorneys Were at Madison , Waiting
Attorneys for the two parties to the
terrible dual tragedy were waiting
their clients' arrivals at Madison for
the divorce proceedings when the
shooting took place. Former Senator
Allen was attorney for XIrs. Nethawaj
and Mapes and Hazen of Norfolk had
charge of Nethaway's case. The at
torneys were dumbfounded when In
formed by The News In n telephone
message of the tragedy.
Senator Allen said that he knew lit
tie of the case , which had been starlet
by Attorney J. H. Berry of Wahoo
and later transferred to Allen. The
cause alleged for divorce , however
HIS FIRST NORFOLK SHOOTING
Nethaway Came Here in 1889 For Stat
Gun Club Tournament.
It is a queer bit of coincidence tha
Nethaway was first drawn to Norfoll
and first attracted attention In this clt
bj the very means that brought bin
Into the limelight for the last time an
ended his lift1 his shooting. It wa
in an annual shooting tournament o
the Nebraska Sportsmen's association
held in Norfolk Xlay 21-21 , 1889 , n
most nineteen years ago , that Netl
away first attracted attention in th
city where ho later came to live am
to tile in the terrible dual tragedy o
Nethaway was from Wahoo , Neb
at that time. He Is mentioned 1
every match of that tournament an
old files of The News show that ho
was an excellent marksman. Ho won
many prizes In the tourney , carrying
homo n diamond medal among ether
XTofiiMvnv _ TinQ nlii'nv * ? . ffiMf > vofl HIP
and other places. I ist summer ho
paitlclpated In and won prizes In tour-
nnmentE at Omaha , Sioux City and
Chicago. He was considered an ex-
o | tlonully line shot with shotgun
nd engineered local shoots hero last
immcr and during many summers
Indeed , It was that 'ournaincnt of
Kitgun shooting back In May , 1889 ,
mt led to Nethaway's later removal
0 Norfolk and his later dwelling here.
For a time ho conducted a small
tore at Warnervlllc and ho was living
1 the old Norfolk college building at
10 time the structure was destroyed
y lire several years ago.
loiter he moved to town and opened
restaurant. A few years ago he
coupled the Owen residence on South
'hlrd street , at the corner of Park
venue , southeast across the street
iorn the Lincoln schoolhouso.
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE
CLOSES ITS DOORS.
LARGEST BANK IN KANSAS CITY
Liabilities ) f Twcnty.four Millions , of
Which Sixteen Millions Are Due
Depositors Wtfhdrawals of Small
Banks Caused the Trouble.
Kansas City , Mo. , Doc. 5. The Nn-
lonnl Bank of Commerce , the largest
tanking institution in Kansas City ,
ailed 1 > open for biibincss this morn-
ng. A notice posted on the door
tated that the institution was In the
lands of the national bank examiner
ty order of the comptroller of the cur-
The Bank of Commerce had liabll-
ties of twenty-four millions of do !
nrs , of which sixteen millions are due
lepositors. These figures are shown
n the statement made this morning
iccordlng to yesterday's call of the
onipt toller. The statement shows
hat the deposits ha\e been reduced
loni thirty-live millions since August
it the date of the last statement.
These heavy withdrawals were the
cause of the failure.
Resources to the amount of four and
i half millions must go to redeem cir
culation of one million and clearing
louse certificates of three and a half
Millions. It Is stated that no othci
miik will be seriously affected.
The Bank of Commerce Is just com-
tiding a new lu/r. ! at a cost of a
nilllon and a half dollars. Dr. W. S
Woods is president and William A
Kule is cashier. The bank Is the old
est in Kansas City.
Washington , Dec. 5. A statement
ssued from the ofllce of the comp
troller of the currency today says thai
the National Bank of Commerce had
leposlts of thirty-live millions in Sep
tembor. Of this amount twenty-two
millions were due to other banks
Withdrawals by these smaller banks
ire believed to be the cause of the
failure of the Kansas City bank , which
was the largest financial institution in
NATIONAL BANK OF AlNSWORTH
Instituion to be Changed From State
Alnsworth , Neb. , Dec. 5. Special to
The News : Arrangements have beei
perfected by which the Bank of Ains
worth will become the National Bnnl
of Alnsworth within the next slxtj
days. This Is the bank of which Hon
R. S. Rising Is president , J. XI. Hanna
vice president , and C. A. Barnes , cash
ier. It is one of the oldest banks in
this part of the state and bears the
distinction of having charter number
two of our state banking system. I
Is a strong bank in every way am
dm Ing the present panic has paid ii
cash every check or draft or obligatloi
that was presented.
C. A. Barnes and wife returnei
Tuesday night from a visit to the ok
homo at Dayton , Ohio , where the >
spent Thanksgiving with old friends
and relatives ,
Mrs. W. C. Furse returned Tnesdaj
night from a month's visit with rel
atives in Alma , Nebraska.
Walter Sopher is rejoicing over the
arrival of a fine big baby boy at hi
home Wednesday morning.
J. N. Dyer of Bellovlllo , Kan. , Is vis
Itlng his brother , W. D. Dyer of till
place. They had not met for eve
Gus Slsson's house burned to th
ground Wednesday morning. The
were at breakfast when It was dlscov
ered. They saved much of the coi
tents , but the house Is a total loss.
lUllans Engage In Fatal Fight.
Basin , Wyo. , Dec. 5. At Sunrise
Vfyo. , a party of Italians , who hod
been drinking , became Involved In a
quarrel and revolvers , knives and
clubs wera used. Ono man was
killed and another fatally Injured.
Their names are unknown.
Henry O. Havemeyer Dead.
New York , Dec. B. Henry O. Have
meyer , president of the American
Sugar Refining company , died at bis
homo near Commack , L. I. He had
been 111 with an attack of acute indi
gestion for several daya.
woman Arrested on Murder Chargo.
Lawtcn , Okla. , Deo. B. Mrs. Holly
HolllngBworth of Greenville , Tex. , wa
arrested at Alberta , Okla. , on a charge
of having murdered her brother , Will-
lam Rlley , near Oreonvlllo , n month
FINANCIAL STATEMENT MAKES
AN EXCELLENT SHOWING.
PRESIDENT HUGHES PLEASED
The Kansas City Failure Did Not
Catch a Single Bank In Omaha or
South Omaha Deposits Are De
creased and Loans Reduced.
Omaha , Dec. G. The statement of
he condition of the Omaha banks ,
ubllslicd this morning , makes an ex-
client showing. Although the depos-
ts have been reduced about three
nillions since the August statement ,
oans have also been reduced by a
Ike amount. The most Interest has
icon shown , however , In the Increase
) f one and one-quarter millions In the
ash reserve. The last Hem Indicates
hat the banks have fortified thorn-
elves well for any emergency and also
hews that the banks are in better
ondltion to meet the demands made
ipon them than they were three
President Hughes of the clearing
louse is much gratified at the showing
he banks are able to make. Ho states
hat not one single bank In Omaha or
South Omaha had a penny In the Bank
if Commerce In Kansas City. All lo
cal Institutions withdrew their bal-
inces tin ee weeks ago when they
ieard that the Kansas City Institution
vns In trouble and since that time
mvo refused to accept Kansas City
'xchango. It Is stated here that the
tansas City bank did a large business
vlth Nebraska country banks , because
if the liberal premium paid small
miika on their deposits. During the
iast month , however , the country
mnks took the tip and kept their
noiicy out of the Kansas City Instltu-
Dallas , S. D. , Dec. 5. Special . to
The News : The officers of the Dallas
Masonic lodge went to Boncstecl Tires-
lay evening to exemplify the work of
the order belore the lodge at that
iloco previous to receiving their char-
.er. The visit was very pleasant and
satisfactory in every way.
Three Cars of Hogs.
Dallas , S. D. , Dec. 5. Special to
I'ho News : Three more cars of hogs
left the Dallas yards for Omaha today.
It is not uinibual for hogs to be brought
fifty miles , passing two or three other
towns , to take advantage of the high
prices being paid here.
FEDERAL TROOPS HELD IN READ
INESS TO PRESERVE ORDER.
FEAR TROUBLE IS BREWING
Strike Is at a Deadlock and Mine Own
ers Will Keep Mines Shut Down Un
til Lawless Element Leaves Camp
Pinch of Poverty Is Being Felt.
Washington , Dec. 5. President
Roosevelt issued orders to have fed
eral troops held in readiness to aia
In restoring order at Goldfleld , Nev.
This action was taken upon repre
sentation from Governor Sparks of
that state that the minors at Goldfleld
are In revolt and riot. Nevada Is the
one state in the union which has no |
state militia. Governor Sparks docs
not deem the situation such as to
justify immediate federal Interference ,
but as one likely at any time to get
beyond his ability to control. The
nearest federal military base is at
Goldfield , Nov. , Doc. 6. The local
miners' strike Is in a deadlock , with
out either side to the controversy mak
ing any effort to bring about an agreu-
mont. The mine owners and the min
ers each have lesolved that the other
had broken agreements.
There is nothing in the immediate
situation to require the intervention
of troops. The town IB us quiet as
usual. But it is feared by the mlno
owners that trouble is brewing and
that overt acts might be committed
at any time. The mine owners pur
pose to keep the mines shut down un
til the violent element of the miners'
union and' the lawless element gen
erally In the camp are compelled to
leave. The miners' union is not pre
pared to make a long fight , as their
treasury is depleted , and it is be
lieved for this reason that the miners
will force the issue by violence , aa
has been threatened. Money has boon
scarce in Goldfleld slnto two of tha
banks closed and as all the mines
have been shut down for several days
the pinch of poverty Is being felt by
the minors. Holdups and burglaries
have been frequent of Into and there
Is a gcnoral feeling of unrest , which
Is likely to break out Into a goneiul
riot before long.
The mining camps all over Ne
vada are co-operating with the Gold
field mine operators and are acting In
harmony with thorn. The miners know
that at all the largo camps In the
country hundreds of minors are walkIng -
Ing the streets , out of employment ,
and there Is nowhere for the Goldflold
minors to go. This Is the last stand
apparently to bo made hero by the
\Vpgff > rn-T nrlprnf inn nf Mnnrg nrM Ifr
THE CONDITIONOF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Tweniy-four Hour * .
Forecast for Nebraska.
Comlltlonu of the weather as recorded -
ed for the twenty-four hours ending
at 8 a. in. today :
Maximum ; ! ( i
Chicago , Dec. 5. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau , gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday. Warmer
NEARLY A THOUSAND MEASURES
ALL REFERRED TO COMMITTED
Senator Burkett Offers BUI Providing
for Teaching of Agriculture In
Normal Schools Two Single State
hood Measures Introduced.
Washington , Deo. G. Nearly a
thoubuud bills were introduced In the
senate and all of them wore referred
to committees , whore they will betaken
taken up for consideration after the
new senators shall have been given
commUteo assignments. No other
business of importance was transact
ed. Almost all of these bills wore
consldeied In the last congress and
most of them are private pension
The whole number Introduced In the
senate of the FifCy-nlnth congress
was 8.G27 , and before the Christmas
holidays It Is probable that at least
half of them will again bo introduced
and referred to committees.
Among the more important meas
ures Introduced were the following :
Uy Senator Fulton Amending the
railroad rate law In such a manner
that a change of tariff Hied with the
interestato commerce commission
cannot go Into effect whore objection
Is made until the commission has de
clared the rate fair.
By Senator Dick The administra
tion measure providing lor an Inciease
of pay for members of the army , nuvy
and marine ' corps.
By'Senator BurkoU Providing for
the teaching of agilculture in normal
schools ; free postage on reading mat
ter mailed to the blind , and prohibit
ing telegraph and express companies
from transmitting returns pertaining
By Senator Hansbrough 'Repealing
the timber and stone act and' provid
ing for the sale of timber on public
lands ; also a bill giving homestead en-
trymen the right to be absent from
their homesteads during the four win
By Senator LaFollette Requiring
that railroad rates shall be fixed BO
as only to yield a fair return on the
valuation of a road's property.
By Senator Nelson Extending the
free delivery service to all towns hav
ing a postal revenue oT $8.000.
A short bill , which may take the
place of a regular ship subsidy bill
this session , was Introduced by Sen
ator Gallinger. It provides for an In
crease of the mall carrying rate for
sixteen-knot shins nlvlnir on the Pa
cific and the south Atlantic to an
amount not exceeding the rate paid to
first class vessels. The bill Is de
signed to meet the Ideas act forth on
ship subsidy in the president's mes
Senator Calllnger also Introduced
bills prohibiting the sale and trans
portation of poisonous foods ; provid
ing for a monument In Washington to
the private soldiers of the army , and
Increasing pensions for total deafness.
Two single statehood bills were In
troduced by Senator Teller for the ad-
mlstlon of New Mexico , and the other
by Senator Stone for the admission ot
Arizona as a state.
Senator Culberson relntrod'ucod two
bills which he advocated In the last
congress. Ono Is Intended to make
Illegal the dealing in futures , the oth
er to provide penalties against rail
road companies that fall to furnish
cars to shippers.
Senator Overman relntroduccd his
bill authorizing the president to sus
pend the collection of customs duties
on articles coming Into competition
with products of companies which sell
abroad at a less price than In this
Professor Hrbeck Is Dead.
Lincoln , Dec. 5. Professor Jeffrey
O. Hrbeck , professor of Germanic and
Slavonic languages at the University
of Nebraska , died of peritonitis follow
ing an Illness of several weeks Professor -
fessor Hrbeck was a native of Bohe
mia and came to Nebraska from the
University of Iowa. He was but
twenty-eight years old , but was recog
nized as one of the leading Instruct
ors In Slavonic literature. The re
mains will be taken to Cedar Rapids ,
la. , for burial.
Harrlman on Financial Outlook.
New York , Dec. 5. That the coun
try Is already beginning to recover
from the severe shock received In
| ( he recent panic , Is the opinion of B.
I H Harrlmnn "We are In the rebound
trom the depression and wo are in It
to stay. " Mr Harrlman Bald.
Ban on Sunday Theaters.
New York , Dec. C. There will bo
no entertainments to which admission
is charged In this city on Sunday , If
KINQ OSCAR TURNS OVER GOV
ERNMENT TO HIS SON.
DIMENSIONS IN THE CABINET
Ministers of War , Marine and Interior
Resign Illness of Aged Ruler l
Such That There Is Llttlo Hope for
His Ultimate Recovery.
Stockholm , Dec. C. A serious situa
tion has arluen In Sweden. King OH-
oar , who In nearly eighty yonra ot ago.
Is In such 111 health that ho has buuu
compelled to hand over the rolna ot
government to Crown Prlnco Gustavo ,
who was formally appointed rogcnU
The Illness of the king IB such that
there Is little hope for his ultimata
recovery , his heart and kidneys bu-
Ing seriously affected.
Dissensions In the cabinet hava
arisen , which have resulted' In tha
resignation of the minister of war.
Colonel L. H , TlngBton ; the minister
of the Intel lor , Juhlln , and Admiral
Dyrssen , minister of mnrlno. Premier
Llndmun will take temporary chargu
of the war ofllco and Count Ehrona-
vaerd and Count Hugo Hamilton wcra
sworn In as minister of marine and
minister of the Interior respectively.
TAFT'S ' AUDIENCE WITH CZAR
Rtoolves Frank Expression of Russia' *
St. Petersburg , Dec. G. Secretary
Taft was received In audlonco by ISui-
poror Nicholas at Tsarskoo Sclo and.
received from his majesty the frank *
est expression of Russia's sentiment ! )
of sympathy and regard for the Unit
ed States. The emperor requested ,
Mr. Taft to convey his greetings to
The secretary spent about five hours
with the emperor and enjoyed the
honor of a long and intimate conversa
tion regarding matters In the United
States and the problems confronting
the American government.
Von Buclow Is Victorious ,
Berlin , Dec. 5. Prince von Buolow ,
the Imperial chancellor , has won In a
short , sharp contest with the waver
ing National Liberals. They and all
the parliamentary parties forming a
coalition , Including two Conservative
and three Radical groups , agreed
afresh In caucuses to support the gov
ernment. The leaders met and ar
ranged a ptogram , which will begin
with a vote of confidence In the chan
cellor. Thus concluded a day of much
political confusion and excitement.
Goold and Wife Convicted.
Monte Carlo , Dec. 5. Voro St.
Legor Goold and his wife , Marie , who
have been on trial before the superior
court of Monaco , charged with the
murder of Emma Levin , at Monte
Carlo last summer , were found guilty.
Mrs. Goold was sentenced to death
and her husband to Imprisonment for
Balloon Comes to Earth.
Belfast , Ireland , Dec. G. A dispatch
has Just been received hero saying
that an airship , believed to bo La
Patrie , descended on a farm In the
neighborhood of Ballysallagh , a little
town In County Down. The machin
ery of the car was wrecked.
MULLEN TELLS STORY OF MURDER
Relates on Witness Stand Killing of
Omaha Restaurant Keeper.
Omaha , Deo. B. As calmly and
with au little emotion as though nar
rating the story of a boyish prank.
Basil Mullou narrated on the witness
stand the details ol the assault and
robbery of Han Pak , a Chinese chop
suoy restaurant keeper , who was raur-
derod on the morning of July 11 by
throe young men.
In brief , the story of Mullen is that
the three planned to rob Pak early
that evening , intending to drug hint
and then get out of town. They were
unable to get the drug , but used a
weighted pick handle which Charles
Pumphrey found and , prepared. ' The
first blow was struck while Mullen
was watching for possible Interrup
tion , and Pumphrey and Willis All-
mack were the actual perpetrators of
the murder , although Mullen himself
acquiesced In all that was done and
shared In the proceeds of the loot ob
mystery in veatcn's ueatn.
Osceola , Nob. , Dec. S. E. D. Veatch ,
a newspaper solicitor , who has been
canvassing In the country , was found
i unconscious by the roadside some
| miles from here. He was brought to
I town , but died without regaining con
sciousness. Veatch recently came
1 from California and was Joined soon
> after by a young woman , whom ho
married at Omaha. An inquest may
i be held tojearnthe causa nf rtoath
Shonts President 01 Alton.
Nosv York , Doc. B. At a meeting ol
the directors of the Chicago and Alton
railroad , Theodore P. Shonts , presi
dent of the Toledo , St. Louis and
Western , was elected president , to
1 succeed S. M. Felton , resigned. George
I H. Ross , vice president of the Toledo ,
St. I-ouls and Western , waa elect d
vice president of the Chicago and Al
Mere I rouble tor J trey Ford.
1 San Francisco , Di-c G.--"Wo'vo goIng -
Ing to go right ahead with the other
Indictments agaitjbt Tlroy I * Ford , na
well as vigorously prosecute the other
bribery graft cases , " was all the corn-
mcnt that Aaslstant District Attorney
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