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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL ,
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NOllFOUC. NEUllASKA Pill DAY JANUAIU 31. 190S.
WENZEL OLIVERIU8 , TRIMMING
TREE , MEETS DEATH.
SLIPPED ON THE ICY GROUND
Well Known West Point Citizen
Slipped and Fell to Frozen Ground ,
Concussion of the Drain Resulting
and Causing Death Soon.
West Point , Neb. , Jan. 30. Special
to The News : An accident resulting
In the death of Wunzol Ollverlus , n
well-known West Point citizen , oc
curred yesterday afternoon. While
trimming the largo cottonwood tree In
front of the residence of C. W. Stiss ,
Mr. Ollverliia lost his footing and fell
heavily to the frozen ground , striking
on his head. Concussion of the hralti
followed , causing his death In a few
hours. Ho was forty years of age and
unmarried. The funeral will be Fri
day morning under Catholic auspices.
NEIBURG LOSESTHREE FINGERS
West Point Inventor Meets With Ace1
dent In New Machine. ' /
West Point , Neb. , Jan. 30. Spec , <
to The News : G. L. Nelburg , - president
dent of the Nelburg Can company
and the Inventor of the oil can hearing
lilt ) name , met with a serious accident
yesterday resulting In the loss of three
of the fingers of his left hand.
Mr. Nelburg wna Inspecting a new
irmchlno just Installed by the company
when In BOIUO manner his hand was
drawn Into the machinery with the
reuniting loss of three fingers. The
accident IB a serious one to Mr. Nel-
burg , the loss of the members ma
terially Interfering with his ability to
perform the work he Is engaged In.
MANY TO BE OPERATED UPON.
.A Big Delegation of Valentine People
Submit to Knife.
"Valentine , Nob. , Jan. 30. Special to
ZPho News : Valentino sent quite a
delegation of local people to Omaha
hospitals Tuesday to be operated on
Cor various complaints.
Miss Knthrino Donohcr , who had
been qulto sick for the past week , will
bo operated on for stomach trouble.
Howard Lay port will be operated on
ior nasal trouble. Miss Smith will
be operated on for an abscess In the
car. II. Nlcl will bo examined for
8URLIN6TON "SHOPS SHUT DOWN
Temporary closing Orders Received at
Havelock and Other Points.
Lincoln. Jan. 30. Orders were re-
coivcd temporarily closing the Bur-
Qugton shops at Havelock. beginning
today. The same order closes the repair -
pair shops at Lincoln and extends to
tlio shops at Alliance , PlatUuiouth ,
SVymore , McCook and Sheridan. Wyo
| 31x hundred men are affected at Have
lock , and' smaller numbers at the other
towns. The plan of the company is to
bavo brief shutdowns from time to
tlrno rather than discharge any of the
lorco. It is thought the men will work
. at least half time , probably more.
Killed at Trap Through Accident.
Cozad , Neb. , Jan. 30. At a shootIng -
Ing match at the Garrison farm , Kent
Jfusey , aged twenty-one , was shot and
Instantly killed by Harry Hess , a
young man living in Cozad. The shootIng -
Ing was purely accidental and hap
pened while Mr. Vasey was In the act
of loading the trap with blue rocks
Only three shot struck Vascy , one In
the nose , another in the eye and ono
U ) the temple. The last two penotrat
d the brain.
Hastings Merchant Kills Self.
i. . Hastings , Neh. , Jan. 30. Charles II.
ICipp of the wholesale grocery firm ol
Kcrr , Kipp & Co. , prominent In busi
ness circles hero for twenty-four
years , committed suicide , as the result
of overwork and worry , by shooting
himself in tbo head with a shotgun
His body was found In the wareroom
of bis store.
Killed by Broken Buzz Saw
David jDlty , Neb. , Jan. 30. Frank
( Vatava was killed and throe wore se
riously Injured' In a steam huzz saw
accident at Octavla. While attemptIng -
Ing to cut a largo log the saw snapped ,
the pieces flying In all directions.
Body Cut In Two by Train.
Valley , Neb. , Jan. 30. George W.
Dltchett , the night car Inspector for
the Union Pacific at Valley , was found
In the Valley yards , lying across the
tracks , dead , a train having practical
] y cut the body In twr > at the hips.
. Hutchlnson Instantly Killed.
Loveland , la. , Jan. 30. John Hutch
inson , manager of an elevator here >
was caught in the bolting and Instant'
) > killed.
Miners' Insurance Feature.
Indianapolis. Jan. 80. The sugges
tion of President Mitchell for an Insurance
suranco feature with an Indemnity of
fl,500 for death or total disability was
discussed nt length In the convention
of the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica and was then sent to the commit
tec on constitution to bo redrafted.
Big Fire In Newton , Kan ,
Newton , Kan. , Jan. 30. Flro that
threatened the business district here ,
destroyed half a dozen stores , causing
n , loss of $150,000. The Lehman Hard
ware i4d Implement company's build
ing and other small buildings , together
with Uilrty-flve horses In the Thomp
son live- stable , were consumed ,
Marlon Hedgespeth Fou/d Guilty.
Council Bluffs , Jan. 30. Marlon
Hodgespeth , thn notorious Bufoblowur
and tralnrobhcr , was found guilty by
a jury In the district court lu Coun
cil llluffH of blowing the safe of the
Transfer company on the night of
Sept. 2. Ho was convicted two weeks
ago , but secured a now trial
Three Men Killed In Crash.
Clinton , la. , Jan. 30. As the result
of a grade crossing collision between
an Intcrurbaii car and n buggy , thrco
farmers , named George Barley , Albert
Henry and Kmll Cashier , are dead.
They resided near Prlncelown , la.
CHARLES ULRICH SERIOUSLY IN.
JURED IN A FALL.
IS THROWN OFF WAGON SEAT
Driving Through an Alley , Mr. Ulrlch
Was Caught by a Cross Wire That
He Failed to See , and Hurled Back
ward on the -Frozen Ground.
Pierce , Neb. , Jan. 30. Charles Ul-
h , Jr. , was very severely Injured
< p . this morning and Is In serious
Tg through an alley , his head
wt. ' lit under a cross Hue and he
stR * % ' off the wagon seat and
thro\\v ' Reward onto the frozen
Ho was rendered unconscious and
at noon had only partially recovered
consciousness. He was bleeding pro
tusely at the nose.
Ulrlch Is twenty-one years of age
and works for his brother , William
Ulrlch , lu a meat market here.
ACCIDENT NEAR MADISON.
George Llndtner Sustains Severe Scalp
Wound In Night Race.
Madison Chronicle : A serious acci
dent occurred In the Meridian Creek
valley on Sunday evening of last week.
Jake Byers accompanied by Geo. Limit-
nor and Elbert Mavis wore returning
homo lu a single-seated carriage
They were having a friendly race with
a party on horseback when their buggy
struck against a brldgo and the occu
pants were all thrown out. Geo. Ltndt-
ner sustained a severe scalp wount
while the other two escaped wlthoul
Injury. One of the horses died a few
days later from the effects of an Injur ; .
BRITISH PARLIAMENT IS OPENED
Liberal Program Falls to Meet Ex
pectatlon of Radicals.
London , Jan. 30. Dig as Is the Liberal
oral program of legislation for the ses
sion of parliament just opened am
earnest as the government leadurh
have shown themselves to bo in their
endeavors to rneot the views of ol
factions , constituting the present Rad
ical majority in the house of com
mons , there Is a well defined feeling
ot disappointment among the minis
tcrlal supporters that the cabinet has
not been moro definitely radical in its
The speeches of the cabinet repre
Bontatives since the last session o
parliament have led to the expectation
of moro definite proposals with re
gard to the government's Irish policy
old age pensions and education , to
mention only a few subjects , refer
cnces to which in the king's speed
did not satisfy the respective elements
especially interested therein.
Rumors from Dublin had forecasted
another Irish councils bill , but there
has been substituted for this a measure
uro which , if it passes , will only de
prlvo the landlords of their grazing
lands in certain sections.
HELD FOR BOYERTOWN HORROR
Owner of Stereoptican Machine ant
Factory Inspector Blamed for Fire.
Boyortowu , Pa. , Jan. 30. The jury
which has been Investigating the dls
astrous fire at Rhoades Opera House
In which 1C9 persons lost their lives
returned a verdict this morning. Thl
verdict , In part , Is as follows :
"We are of the opinion that Mrs
Monroe and the deputy factory Inspector
specter are largely responsible for th
disaster on account of negligence. W
request the prosecuting attorney o
Berks country to arrest and , if possi
bio. convict Mrs. Monroe , owner of th
Stereoptican machine , and Harry McO
Bechtel , the deputy factory Inspector
on the charge of criminal negligence. '
Miscreants Bombard Catholic Rectory
Cologne , Jan. 30. An unaccountabl
attack was made on the Catholic rec
tory In the village of Garden las
night. A number of men bombardei
the rectory with revolver shots , do
straying every window. About fifty
bullets lodged In the .walls and cell
Ing , The rector , his sinter and male
were compelled to take refuge In the
collar. The men entered the house
and continued firing , but the Inmates
escaped owing to the thickness of the
doors. There Is no trace of the mis
Death of Marshall Halstead.
Cincinnati , Jan. 30. Marshall Hal
stead , former United States consul at
Birmingham , England , died at the
German Deaconess hospital here , fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis
The deceased was a son of Mural Hal
stead , the well known journalist and
UDGE SMITH M'PHERSON REFUSES -
FUSES TO INTERFERE.
VICTORY FOR JUDGE WALLACE
The United States District Court at
Kansas City Refused to Grant an
Injunction Against the Grand Jury
Which Is Indicting People.
Kansas City , Mo. , Jan. 30. Judge
Smith McPherson , in the United
States district court , today declined
o Interfere In the Sunday labor case.
This decision Is a victory for Judge
Vallace of the criminal court , who , In
ila campaign against Sunday labor ,
aimed the Indictment of 2,000 thcat-
leal people and hundreds of store
The Indicted people sought a per-
niuu'iit injunction against the grand
ury , but Judge McPherson today de-
lied this Injunction.
Judge Wallace recently declared
hat he Intends to devote every mlnuto
) f the balance of his term ns judge to
'iit'orclng the Sunday labor law.
The law under which Judge Wallace
s working has been on the statutes
> f Missouri for n great many years
mt was never enforced until now.
The newspapers of Kansas City are
against Judge Wallace In his cam-
imlgn , claiming that In the modern
Mty a liberal view must ho held in
regard to Sunday work and pointing
out that unless clean theaters arc per
milled to operate on Sundays , thou
sands of young men will find evil
places in which to spend their time.
Many people complain , too. because
they are unable to buy so much as a
cigar on Sunday. Many theaters re
fused to close when Judge Wallace
first gave notice of the enforcement of
this law , and 2,000 actors and ac
tresses were Indicted as a result. To
day many of the indicted players are
scattered all over the United States.
They wore compelled to put up bonds
before they were allowed to be free
Open Campaign for Prohibition.
Dos Moines , Jan. 30. Amid scenes
of intense enthusiasm and followed by
the singing of the dbxology the state
convention of temperance workers
formed a federation of all temp run e
organizations and churches to begin
a campaign for the adoption of a pro
hibltlou clause In u constitutional
amendment. A thousand delegates are
In attendance and when they scatter
to their homes , they will begin at
once Uio organization of local branches
of the federation In the resolutions
adopted the convention declared that
all candidates for ofllce , high or low
should bo sounded on the prohibition
question in order to make It a dlstincl
issue in politics.
Cropper Loses His Stock.
Adftlrsvllle , Ky. , Jan. 30. Night rid
ers burned two large barns ot the
farm of Jess Burr , ono mil * weet ol
hero. The barns contained a lot of
tobacco belonging to a cropper , who is
not a member of the association.
Two Drowned While Skating.
Springfield , 111. , Jan. 30. While Hat-
tl * , Edmund and Eva , children of Jar
vis Lowls of Glllospie , were skating on
a pond , they broke through the Ice and
Edmund and' Eva were drowned. Hattie -
tie was saved by passorsby.
Germany Waives Objections.
Paris , Jan. 30. The Petit Parlslei
says that Germany has waived all ob
jectlons and accepts France's propo
sltlon to allow an international com
mission to fix the damages resulting
from the bombardment of Casa
Canadian Government Sustained ,
Ottawa , Ont. , Jan. 30. The house
divided on the amendment of R. I
Boraen , leader of the opposition , cen
surlng the government for Its policy
In connection with Japanese Immlgra
tion. The amendment was lost , 41 to
McKlnlfry Banquet at Cleveland.
Cleveland , Jan. 30. McKlnloy , th <
martyred president , was the keynot
of several addresses delivered' tin
Tlppecanoo club's annual McKinley
day banquet here , at which Secretary
of War William H. Taft was the guea
of honor. All of the speakers con
fined their remarks to the life ant
deeds of McKinley , who was eulogized
as an illustrious son of Ohio , and
discussion of the problems ongea
dored by the Spanish-American wa
and the acquisition of the Philippine
and the Islands of the Carrlbean.
Sparks Signs Police Bill.
Carson , Nov. , Jan. 30. QoTernc-r
Sparks signed the police bill and I
is now a law. Already there is i
fierce scramble for places on the pa
lice force. It Is believed that the
now force can take the field inside o
Allen Gains Four Vote * .
Frankfort , Ky. , Jan. 80. John R ,
Allen of Lexington gained' ' four moff
votes in the joint session of the legit
laturo for United States senator. Re
sult : Beckham , 67 ; Bradley , 57 ; AlIen
Ion , 7 ; Mayo , i.
Convention of Breeders ,
Washington , Jan. 30. The sessions
of the fourth annual convention ol
the American Breeders' association
wore taken up with the consideration
of committee reports , the reading of
papers on various subjects and the
delivery of ad'dressoi.
THAW'S FATE WILL BE GIVEN
THEN TO JURORS.
JEROME CONCLUDES SPEECH
The Second Trial of Harry K. Thaw
for Killing Stanford White Is Fin
ished , Excepting the Verdict of the
Twelve Men Who Judge Him.
Now York , Jan. 30. Justice Down-
ng announced at the luncheon recess
of court today that he would uot
charge the jury In the Thaw murder
case until tomorrow morning.
District Attorney Jerome concluded
ilfi address to the jury this afternoon ,
sharply attacking Thaw and denounc-
ng the killing of Stanford White ns
n deliberate , cold-blooded murder.
SUFFRAGISTS RING DOOR BELLS
AT CABINET RESIDENCES.
BITTERLY DENOUNCE THE KING
English Women Suffragists Visited
Homes of Cabinet Members During
the Morning , Ringing Door Bells and
Making Frenzied Speeches.
I < ondon , England , Jan. 30. Women
suffragists formally visited the resi
dences of cabinet members this morn
They made demonstrations by ringIng -
Ing door bells and making speeches
from the steps of the cabinet mem
hers * homes.
The police were unable to cope with
the situation for some time.
The women denounced King Edward
.severely because ho made no reconv
mendations in their favor.
The incident caused considerable ex >
cltement here and was the chief topic
of conversation In England today.
BROTHER OF ARCHITECT TESTI
FIES IN CAPITOL GRAFT SUIT.
PREACHER TELL3H3F ONE DEAL
Sofas Six Feet Long Billed to the
State at Eighteen Feel and Paid for
at Rate of $18.40 "Per Foot" As
sistant Aids State.
Harrisburg , Pa. , Jan. 30. That
Architect Joseph M. Huston means to
take care of himself at the cxpcnsa
of his four co-defendants In the con
splrucy cases now on trial in the
Dauphin county court Is apparent
from the testimony of his brother
Rev. Samuel C. Huston of Philadel
phla , a retired Presbyterian clergy
man , who was called as a witness for
Stanford D. Lewis , the architect's
active assistant while the capital was-
being constructed and furnished , and
who is under Indictment on two
charges of conspiracy to cheat ant
defraud the state in the payment o
bills aggregating $92,704.80 for cap
itol furnishings , was also a witness
for the commonwealth.
Rov. Mr. Huston testified that when
his brother went to Europe In the
spring of 1906 , on business for the
state , he left with him signed blank
architect's certificates and a power
of attorney. Soon after the architect's
departure Contractor John H. Sander
son , one of the defendants , appeam
with a hill supported by an affldavl
purporting to be in proper form , for
which ho asked and obtained certlfica
tlon of the architect' by the brother's
The commonwealth expects to prove
that this bill was fraudulent , In tha
Sanderson was given the contract for
certain furnishings under ono Item In
the special capitol furnishings schedule
ulo and billed these articles to the
state under another Item , the amoun
of which is In excess of the Item for
which Is given the contract , and
that some of these articles were In
voiced to the state and' paid for as
containing three times as many feet
as they actually contained.
Sofas Exhibited in Court.
Following the testimony of Rev. Mr
Huston and that of Lowls , to the cf
foct that the architect waa expectei
to certify only to the quality and not
to the quantity of furnishings , the
commonwealth had brought Into court
and exhibited to the jury two of the
sofas , a table and two clothes trees
supplied by Sanderson for the capital
under the "per foot" system , Ono of
the sofas was measured for the Information
mation of the jury and was shown to
bo six feet long. Sanderson billed
this sofa to the state at eighteen feet
and' it was paid for at the rate of
$18.40 "per foot. " The other sofa
also measured six feet and was billed
and paid for as containing nineteen
and one-half feet. The table had been
billed under Item 22 In the schedule
at $18.40 "per foot , " Instead of under
item 24 at $10.40 , as called for by
Sanderson's contract. I'ho Clothes
tree was billed as containing ono and
one-half feet at $18.40 , and should
have been furnished , the common
wealth claims , for $5.b5.
SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR AN
SWERS HIS CRITICS.
S FOR TAFT AS PRESIDENT
Making His First Political Speech
Since Becoming n Factor In South
Dakota Politics , Senator Klttredge
Addressed Large Crowd.
Mitchell , S. D. , Jan. 30. Making his
first political speech slnco becoming
a factor In South Dakota politics , Sen
ator Alfred B. Klttrodgo addressed iin
audience that tilled the Gale theater ,
more than twelve hundred people be
ing present. The senator spoke In
defense of his record In the senate ,
replying In particular ; to the charge of
opponents that his support of the pol
icies of President Roosevelt Is insin
cere. He advocated the nomination of
Secretary Tuft for president and de
clared In favor of a 2-cent passenger
South Dakota Indorses Bryan.
Huron , S. D. , Jan. 30. The Demo
cratic state central committee voted
to hold the first convention in Rapid
City und the second In Mitchell. The
proposed nomination ol' Uryuu was In
HUGHES STRONGLY INDORSED
New York Republican Committee
Launches His Boom for Presidency.
Now York , Jan. 30. Governor
Charles 13. Hughes was strongly in
dorsed for the Republican nomination
for the presidency and the administra
tion of President Roosevelt was com
mended lu a resolution unanimously
adopted by the Republican county
commltteo at a meeting In the Murray
Hill Lyceum-last night. The resolu
tion further favored an Instructed del
egation to the Chicago convontloi
from this state for Govarnor Hughot
which shall use all honorable uioan
to obtain his nomination till ho IB
"either nominated or directs the with <
drawal of his nama from the consid
eration of the convention. "
The committee , under the resolu
tion. pledges itself to do all in ito
power to have congressional conven
lions and the state convention adopt
resolutions Instructing fur Governor
Hushes. The indorsement cf Governor
Hughes for the presidency had come
up at two previous meatlnga of the
county committee , and each time reso
lutions to that effeot were tabled after
warm debate. The action < jf the com
mittee on those occasions waa provo
cative of much feeling among commit
teemen , and Secretary of War Taft
recently wrote Congressman Parsons
ohalrman of the committee , that he
did not desire his friends to advocate
his Interest la any state which had a
candidate of Its own and that he
would "greatly deprecate a contest
which Imperils Republican victory In
New York In November. "
Women Band of Robbers Arrested.
Lublin , Russian Poland , Jan. 30.
The police ot this city have unearthed
a band of robbers , composed ontlrol >
of women , and the leaders have been
taken Into custody. These women
are said to be lebponslble for a long
series of highway robberies.
Loses Life for His Child.
Hartshorne , Okla. , Jan. 30. Howard
Ratliffe and his young son were
buined to death in the destruction by
fire of their home here. Ratliffe savec
four children and lost his own life
when ho returned for the fifth , which
he was unable to locate.
DIVORCED ; WEDS CREDITOR
Mrs. Alice Butler , Railroad Promoter
Chief Engineer's Bride.
Des Moines , Jan. 30. Twenty-four
hours after she obtained a divorce in
Davenport from her husband , C. F
Butler of Des Moines , Mrs. Alice M
Butler , known as the only woman
railway promoter in America , was
married secretly in St. Louis to S. F
Moore of Coshoctou , O. , chief clvi
engineer of her projects and her
heaviest creditor in recent bankruptcy
Mrs , Moore was forced by her cred
itors into bankruptcy. ' Her only assets
were wearing apparel and persona
effects , worth $150. Her heaviest
creditor was Mr. Moore , who had a
claim of nearly $7,000 for his piofes
sionnl services. She has now canceled
coled this obligation by becoming his
bride. As grounds for a divorce Mrs
Moore claimed that she was compellec
to leave her husband In 1003 In Des
Moines because of domestic trouble
and nonsupport and become a promoter
motor that she might make a living
for herself and child. She has ono
daughter In the 'teens.
Iowa Farmer Ends His Life.
Missouri Valley , la. , Jan. 30. Ber
Swan , a wealthy farmer near nero
committed suicide by cutting hi
throat with a razor. Swan is believed
to have been temporarily deranged , a
the result of brooding over a Texas
land deal. He owned over four bun
drcd acres of land and waa In excel
lent financial condition.
Hassans Given 25 Years Each.
Denlson , la. , Jan. 30. Judge F. M
Powers sentenced Joseph and Solomoi
Hassan to a term of twenty-five years
each In the penitentiary for the inur
dor of their cousin , Fred Nawfal , lao
January. The motion for a now trla
was overruled and the case will betaken
taken to the supreme court.
THE CONDITIONOF THE WEATHER
"emper.-iturc for Twcnty.four Hours ,
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of tlu wontlicr as record-
d for tlio twenty-four hours ending
\t \ S n. in. today.
Chicago , Jan. 30. The bulletin Is-
aucd by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
ho forecast for Nebraska ns follows :
Snow tonight and Friday. Warmer
mst portion tonight , cooler west por-
SECRETARY OF TREASURY REPLIES -
PLIES TO SENATE QUERY.
QREAT DEMAND FOR BONDS
Amount Offered Subscribed Forty-Four
Times Over Tells Why Banks Got
Panama Issue Lots of Irresponsible
Bidders Distribution of Money.
Washington , Jan. 30. The senate
was entertained by a series of mil-
uatod comments on the niuthod adopt
ed by Secretary of the Treasury Cor-
lolyou In placing buforo the aunato Ills
reply to the rooolutlou calling for In
formation rolatlvo to tha operations
of the treasury department In connec
tion with the financial disturbance.
The secretary hod had the Introduc
tory part of bio reply printed and
coploa of the pamphlet wore on the
d sks of all aouators , which was de
clared by Democratic senators to be
The secretary transmitted detailed
statements concerning the award of
Panama bonds and 3 per cent certif
icates , together with recent financial
transactions of the government , and
also embodying Information as to the
general state of tha nation's finances
during the closing months of 1907
the period over which the recent
financial ps.nlo extended.
Turning Point of Panic.
"The announcement of the Issues of
n w securities by the treasury , " says
Mr. Cortolyoti , "marked In some de
gree tlio turning point of the panic. "
Secretary Cortolyou defends the Is-
no of Panama , bauds and treasury cer
tificates by saying that it was ad
visable to take some strong and reso
lute step whlojj would convince the
public , both at homo and abroad , that
the government was thoroughly olive
to tlio situation and determined to
give Its aid In avery possible legal and
Concerning the allotment of the new
Issues of securities , he eays : "Even
If there had been no other Justiflca
tlou for limiting subscriptions to na
tional banks , this consideration that
tlio bond * would bo used to moot the
pressure for currency would , In the
opinion of the department , bavo Justl
Hod nn absolute restriction of the
awards to national banks. "
Subscribed Forty-Four Times Over.
The total bids for the Panama canal
bond * , continues the secretary ,
amounted to $2,220,004,580 , or more
than forty-four times the amount of'
fered. This faot , uot heretofore made
public , would have stamped the loa.i
OR an oven more remarkable success
than it was if all these bids could
bavo been regarded as made In good
faith by responsible parties.
Examination of the bids showed
however , that many of them were not
only speculative In character , but that
ttjoy wore made in many cases for
very large amounts by those who were
por&onallv Irresponsible , When the
awards were made , therefore , the
bonds were awarded without heslta
tlon to national banks in those cases
where the prices offered were 102' ' , or
highot. and where the bid appeared In
other respects to be made in gooi
faith and with full capacity on the
part of the bidder to execute his con
tract. The amount thus awarded to
national banks was $24,998,040.
Concerning the distribution of pub
Ho moneys in banks throughout the
country , the secretary says that this
has been done without regard' to par
tisanshlp , and no section has received
other than the fair and Impartial con
sldoration to which It Is entitled. It
Is shown that the amount of .public de
posits on Aug. 22 was about $115,000 ,
000 , of which the New York bank ?
held $28.253.380. On Dec. 7 the flg
urea show public deposits through the
country amounting to $222,353,252
Houses Discusses Merchant Marine
The needs of an American merchant
marine as an auxiliary to the navy
formed the principal topic of discus
slon In the house during the consider
atlon of the urgent deficiency appro
prlatlon bill. The debate was panic
Ipated In by Llttleflold ( Me. ) , who
questioned the legality of the pro
vision of the bill appropriating $1.000 ,
000 to supply a deficiency for coal for
the navy , caused by the transfer of
the battleship fleet from the Atlantic
to the Pacific. He criticised congress
for Its failure to make appropriations
for a merchant marine. His remarks
elicited from Fitzgerald ( N. Y. ) the
charge that the Republican party was
responsible for that condition , while
Shorloy ( ICy. ) maintained that the
lack of a merchant marine , "a na
ttonal disgrace , " was duo to Repub
Walsh Arguments March 10.
Chicago. Jan. , 30. The arguments
on the motion for n new trial of John
R. Walsh , convicted of Illegal nso
the funds of the Chicago National
l' ' uk , wore sot for March 10.
TWO OF OLD MORSE CHAIN DK-
CIDE TO LIQUIDATE.
DOTH SOLVENT , SAY OFFICERS
Comptroller Takes Charge of New
Amsterdam National and Director *
of Mechanics' and Traders' ' , a StaU
Institution , Decide Not to Open.
Now York , Jan. 30. Two financial
nstltutlons of Now York city , ona a
national and the other a slate bank ,
did not open their doom this morning.
I'ho Now Amsterdam National bank ,
apltal $1,000,000 , was taken In chare"
by the representative of the comptrol-
or of the currency , and the Median-
cs' und Traders' hank , a state Insti
tution , capital $2,000,000 , announced
the decision ot the directors not to
open. Both banks announce tholr abll-
ty to pay all depositors , .
A statement of the New Amsterdam
National shows Individual deposits of
> 2.005,27i ! . No statement of the liabil
ities and assets of tlio Merchants' and
1'raders' could bo had' . Previous to
the panic last fall It carried deposits
of moro than $20.000,000 , but this
amount has been largely reduced. Both
institutions had been known as In the
Morse-Thomas chain of financial Insti
tutions , but both had undertone- re
organization of the directorates.
The Mechanics' and Traders' bank
has two branches In Manhattan and
ten In Brooklyn. All these brunches
will remain closed.
The Now Amsterdam National was
formerly ono of the chief links In' the
chain of banks established' by Charles
W. Morso. President Frank W. Kins
man , Jr. , declared that the closing of
the National Bank of North America ,
attracting renewed attention to the In
terests which had- previously domi
nated both Institutions In their past
administration ! ! , started fresh reports
of an exaggerated and sensational na
ture which necessitated the liquidation
of tha bank.
The Institution occupied quarters In
the Metropolitan Opera House , In th *
heart of the uptown theatrical district ,
und numbered among Its clientele
many of these prominent on the stage.
About a y ar ago , the New Amster
dam National underwent a re-organize
tion because of a fulling off In Its
business , and Frank W. Kinsman , Jr. ,
WHS elected president. Every effort
was made to rehabilitate the Institu
tion. The recent panic was not with
out Its effect , though the bank weatt-
ered the fttorm and succeeded In re
ducing its clearing house certificates
from $1,706.000 to $300,000. The re-
rent placing of the National Bunk or
Norlh America , considered ns th *
chief bank of the Mor o Institutions ,
In the hands of the comptroller of
th currency , brought out rumors aa
to th New Amsterdam National , ac
cording to President Kinsman , und h < >
acquainted Comptroller of the Cur-
renoy Ritlgely with the situation and
requpstwi him to tnko charge of tha
institution for the bust Interests of tha
depositors and stockholders alike.
WILLIAMslfELLS OF STRUGGLE
Testifies in McDonald Case AfUr
Shooting Woman's Face Bore Mark * .
Chicago , Jan. 30. Charles B. Will-
lams , the finst witness In the mnrder
trial of Mrs. Dora McDonald , testified
that he wan in the room adjoining
that In which Guerln was shot and
that when ho entered aft r the r.iioot-
Ing ho found Guerin on the floor and
Mrs. McDonald standing nearby with
a revolver in her hand. Ho said that
the woman's face bore marks of fln-
gers and that her throat also looked
as If she had been cllok d. ' . Oil Qr9
examination Williams admitted" IhaV
he had received small sums of money
from Mrs. Donald's attorneys.
Ho was followed on the stand by
J. F. Doherty. a policeman , who was
In the ottlce a few minutes after the
occurrence. Ho lold of having ques
tioned the defendant at that time and
of being told that Giif > rln had struck
at her and that she "picked up some
thing shining and threw It at him. "
Doherty Identified Guerin's coat and
said that there were no powder marks
on any of Guerin's clothing. He also-
identified the revolver with which
the shooting Is said to have been
done and produced a cartridge which
ho said ho had found under Guerln'w
desk. Great Importance is attached
by the defense to the finding In this
shell as tending to prove that the re
volver belonged to Guerln.
Assistant Stato's Attorney Hlttcn-
hotise declared to the chief of police
that Dotectlvo C. H. Wooldridge wa
giving Information of the state's
case to the attorneys of Mrs. McDon
ald. The detective was suspended
pending an Investigation.
Clark Given Forty Years.
Carllnvillo. III. , Jan. 30. Peter F.
Clark of Glrard , III. , pleaded guilty to
the charge of murdering Mrs. Olll *
Gibson on a trolley car , near Vlrden.
March 25 , 1007 , and was sentenced to
serve forty years in the penitentiary.
Waterways Measure Passes.
Springfield , 111. , Jan. 30. The nous *
passed u senate bill appropriating $10.-
000 for the use of the Internal Im
provement commission In investigat
ing the deep waterway project be
tween Cairo and Rast St. Louis.
Iowa Town Fire Swept.
Oskaloosa , la. , Jan. 30. The busi
ness section of Lolghton , northwest of
Oskaloosa , was destroyed by fire. Th *
loss Is $30.000. There waa no flra
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