The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, February 14, 1908, Image 1

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Convention Opened With .1 Business
Session Thursday Afternoon Chad-
ton and Columbus Delegations Came
Enrly George McDIII Here.
Opening with it business meeting ill
the Methodist chinch In the afternoon
and with u business men a supper and
Inlormul tulk lit Muniuiirdl hall In the
evening , tliu NohntHka Young Men's
Christian association cumo to Norfolk
Thursday 1'or Itu tvsunty-olghlh unnual
ntuto convontloii.
Delegations from the utato ussoclu-
tluiiH be au to urrhu on thu noon
tiulns. Among thu llrst to arrive weru
the Chadrou delegation headed by
President J.V. . Good and Hurry J.
Sly , thu Columbus delegation headed
bj Henry Hochenberger and C. S.
Sheldon , thu Central City delegation
headed by Cienerul Secretary \ V.V. .
Hughes , at onu time secretary of. the
old Norfolk /.uclatlon , and the
Grand Ishuia ° < S Button headed by
John W1. Kemi. d >
Among thu b * v > , s men to arrive
early for the con n u was F. A. Me-
Cornack , a Sioux Uankur.
George D. Mclh Thursday ar
rival In Norfolk , w , ' { a prominent
llguro In thu coiivcn Mr. McDIII
Ib a former Nebrask & "thwcstern
Geuigu U. McDlll of Chicago , International -
national railroad secretaryY. M. C. A.
railroad man who Is now in Chicago
ub International railroad secretary of
the Y. M. C. A. Air. McDIII was In
\ the Northwestern office at Chadrou
and was later _ chief cleric lit Omaha
under General Manager Burt. Ho will
speak Sunday evening at the closing
Delegates as they arrived Thursday
were met by members of the local re
ception committee. At the Methodist
church , convention headquarters , thu
city's guests were assigned to the Nor
folk homes where they are to bu en
tertained for the next three days. De
spite a creditable response the enter
tainment committee was still short on
places of entertainment Thursday af
ternoon and issued a call to the hospi
tality of Norfolk people.
A convention feature which was at
tracting a good deal of attention
Thursday afternoon was the business
iiieu's supper at Marquardt hall at
< i:30 : o'clock In the evening- Among
t' e business and professional men
from away who were expected to
speak at the super were F. A. McCar-
nack , Sioux City ; C. C. Sheldon , Co
lumbus ; M. C. Steele , Omalia ; C. M.
Jlayno , Lincoln ; W. D. Mead , York ;
S. D. Ayers , Central City ; J. H.
Kuowles , Fremont ; B. C. Wade ,
Omaha. It was thought that nearly
every business and professional man
in Norfolk would be at the supper.
The supper Is served by the ladles of
the Methodist church.
Wallace Made Chairman.
It was a little after 3 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon when the Y. M. C. A.
convention was called to order for Its
lirst business session A nomination
committed was named and the con
vention organised for its three days'
work. George G. Wallace , an Omaha
G. G. Wallace , an Omaha real estate
man , president of the state convention
In Norfolk.
real estate man and secretary of the
state executive committee , will be
president of the association at Its Nor
folk convention.
The principal feature of the after
noon was the report of the state ox
ecutlvo committee prepared by Chair
man W. J. Hill of Omaha.
The morning and afternoon sessions
of the convention at the Methodls
church are public and will be attendee
by many Norfolk people The
speeches will be interesting and wll
afford an Idea of the work of the Y.
M. C. A.
Friday morning features will be
,1 blblo study by Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins
State Secretary J. P Bailey of
Omaha , who has been In Norfolk this
veek getting read ) for the Y. M. C.
\ . convention , has already secured a
eng list of acquaintances among Nor-
elk men. This Is his se/enth state
xinveiitlon in Nebraska and thu de-
alls of thu convention fall on him.
lo has been In Y. M. C. A. work for
wunty years and before that time waa
i commercial traveler.
resident Turner of Hastings college
it 11 o'clock. Dr. Jenkins will speak
n the afternoon at 1:15 : and Rev. John
, V. Conley of the First Baptist church
if Omaha will glvo u convention ad-
Iress at 3.
The evening meetings at thu Audi-
orlnm which will attract Norfolk peo-
ile are the address by Rev. Frank L.
. .ovulund of Omaha Friday uveulng ,
he practical demonstrations of Y. M.
C A. work Saturday evening and thu
closing addresses Sunday evening b }
Jeorge McDlll and A. L. Elliott.
Twelve young men will come from the
Omaha Y. M. C. A. Saturday night to
llustrato Y. M. C. A. training. They
are young business men of the me-
ropolls who have been with the asso-
latlon from six months to two years.
> r more.
Three special quartets , one from
Central City , one from Bellevue col-
ego and one from Omaha , will take
mrt in thu musical program arranged
or the convention.
Explosion of OH at Standard Pier In
Brooklyn Causes Peculiar Spectacle.
Now York , Feb. 13. Explosion of
cans of case oil which were being pre
pared' for shipment in a shed on a
pier of the Standard Oil works at the
toot of North Twelfth street , Brook
lyn , set fire to and destroyed the shed ,
pier and a two-story brick building
adjoining It. The building was used
as u boxing department. The loss is
about $125,000.
Burning oil from the cans ran
through the floor of the pier Into the
river and , spreading among the drift
Ice , presented the peculiar spectacle
of an ice-covered river ablaze.
Fifteenth Missouri District for Taft.
Joplln. Mo. , Feb. 13. The Repub
Means of the Fifteenth Missouri con
gressional district In convention here
elcrteii debates to the national con
vention at Chicago Instructed to vote
for Secretary Taft for president. At .
torney General Hadley was Indorsed
for governor of Missouri and the other
state ofllcers were Indorsed' ' for re-elec
Massachusetts Negroes fop For k r.
Boston , Feb. 13. Resolutions sup
porting the candidacy of Senator J. B.
Foraker for the presidential nomina
tion and opposing the candidacy of
William H. Taft were adopted at a
mass meeting of negroes called to ob
serve the birthday of Abrahwn Lla-
Carl Porath , Struck on the Head and
Knocked Senseless , Sustained a Se
vere Concussion of the Brain Ar
rests Will be Made.
West Point , Neb. , Feb. 13. A riot
with several Injured , one possibly fa
tally , occurred at a charivari party in
this city last night.
Two weddings were In process of
celebration In the Second ward , the
houses being side by side. As usual
a crowd of boys congregated to sere
nade the bridal couple. They had
completed their serenade at one place
and proceeded to the other and hud
hardly begun their noise when a vol
ley of clubs and brickbats met them
In the melee which followed several
of the sorenaders were struck with
clubs , one of them , Carl Porath , being
struck on thu head and dropped sense
less to the ground. He sustained a
severe concussion of the brain. The
assailants are said to be participants
In the wedding. Arreata will bo made j
Mutinous Portuguese Sailors Pardoned
Lisbon , Feb. 13. The council of
state has decided to pardon all the
sailors Imprisoned for the fleet mutiny
In April , 1"S)02 ) I'.ng Manuel , who
presided , Inserted tue following at the
beginning of the decree "It Is my
dearest wish to begin my reign by
availing myself of the prerogative of
pardon which the constitution gives
The State Commission Has Just Or
dered a General Hearing Touching
All Railroad Rates and Classifica
tions In This State.
Lincoln , Neb. , Feb. 13. Special to
The News : The Nebraska state rail
way commission today ordered a gen
eral hearing on all rates and classifi
cations of all Nebraska railroads and
( business interests affected , beginning
March 2t.
At this time the state railway com-
nlsslon expects to go thoroughly Into
he matter of railroad rates , alleged
discriminations , and other features of
he railroad freight rate and classifi
cation business.
It Is expected that all cities and
.owns having complaints , will make
hem at this hearing for Investigation.
Governor Sheldon Listening to Argu
ments in Wayne Suit.
Lincoln , Neb. , Feb. K ! . Special to
The Ne\\s : Governor Sheldon today
ibtened to the arguments In the eject-
nent Milt which Is being brought by
the Anti-Saloon league against three
Wayne councilmen who are accused
> f not enforcing the liquor laws.
Asked to Inspect Picture Shows.
Lincoln , Neb. , Feb. 13. Special to
The News : State Labor Commission-
; r Ryder was today requested by City
Ulerk Clifford of Grand Island to go
o that place to Inspect the picture
Section Man Saves Train.
Glrard. O. . Feb. 13. An attempt to
wreck the New York-Chicago express
on the Baltimore and Ohio railway
was made near here A tie and a pile
of stones were piled on the track , but
were discovered by a section foreman
who huiriedly moved them just before
thf train passed Steve Vargo and '
Metro were arrested near the scene
Fire Completes Work of Destruction.
Passersby Enveloped in Shower of
Hot Starch Property Loss Is Over
Hundred Thousand Dollars.
Providence , R. I. , Feb. 13. Five
persona are believed to have been
killed by the explosion of a mixer In
the starch factory of C. S. Tanner.
Three other persons were Injured.
The building was badly wrecked by
the explosion and fire following com
pleted the work of destruction. The
dead aie : Richard Gomes , John Dautt ,
two men known only as Tony and Mike.
Another man , A. L. G. Chase , who
was In a chandlery store , which occu
pied a corner of the building , is miss
. ing and is supposed to be burled In
the ruins.
Three colored' men who were pass
ing the building at the time were hit
by bricks and pieces of mortar , and
also suffered burns from quantities of
hot starch , which was sprinkled lib
erally about the neighborhood. It Is
thought that a spark from defective
electric wiring Ignited the nilxer prem
aturely , in the room where the
explosion occurred were the four
workmen. It is supposed that they
were instantly killed and their bodies
subsequently incinerated by the fire.
The property loss will exceed'$100,000.
Berkeley Professor Declares They Are
Awakening Rapidly.
San Francisco , Feb. 13. The men
ace of the "yellow peril , " resulting
from the forceful awakening of China
by the foreign powers , was pointed out
in a lecture to students by Professor
John Fryer , head of the department
of Oriental languages and literature
at the State university. His state-
ments are especially significant on ac
count of Professor Fryer's long resi
dence In China.
In the course of his lecture he said
that Americans do not begin to realize
what Is taking place in China , do not
realize that with the departure from
conservatism and the acceptance of a
form of Oriental civilization It may go
further and faster than have even the
Japanese. Ho pointed to the millions
of people at Its command' , to the rise
of the "China for the Chinese" move
ment , to the acceptance of modern
methods of education , even to the a.d-
dltlon of the higher education for
women , and to the Increased tendency
toward the growth ot a real national
spirit , through the enforcement of the
teaching of one dialect and the spread
of railroads , resulting In the central !
ration of power. He said that If they
continued to learn as they are doing
now and retained independent existence
once for another generation China
would have an army and navy ready
to meet any of the world's croat pow
Germnny to Curb Autolsts ,
Berlin I > ob 13 The question of
regulation or automobiles occasioned a
most animated debate In the rulchstag
and called forth an assurance from
the government that It would bring In
n hill laying down the most stringent
rules for the protection of the public.
Educational Test to Be Enforced ,
Vancouver U C. , Fob. 13. The lieu
tenant governor signed the reenactment
ment nntal act , assent to which was
withheld last year. The act will bo
put Into force Immediately and all the
Immigrants In British Columbia will
huvt to pass un educational test.
Measure Carrying Eight Million Dollars
lars Agreed to by House Senator
Rayner Condemns Present System of
Banking and Blames President.
Washington , Feb. 13. Senator Ray
ner ( Md. ) spoke at length in the sen
ate on the currency bill , condemning
thu present system of banking In the
United States and Incidentally declar
ing that thu president by his methods
of lighting the encroachments of pred
atory wealth had done much to in
tensify the panlo through which the
country has recently passed.
The pent-up feelings of members on
the Issues of the day and other topics
were given a chance to bo aired In
the house of representatives. The op-
poitunlty came when the legislative ,
executive and judicial appropriation
bill was taken Up and general debate
for an indefinite period was begun.
As was the case last week , the tariff
question and the president's message
were the principal themes of discus
sion. In the coursu of the concluding
debate on the Indian appropriation
bill the proceedings were enlivened
by Hamlll and . .eake ( Dems. , N. J. )
discussing the Virtues and faults of
W. J. Bryan. Hamlll insisted that his
colleague had not In his speech ot
last Monday truly represented the
sentiment of Hudson county , which
they both represented , the state of
New Jersey and the country. ReplyIng -
Ing , Mr. Leako reasserted his charge
that Mr. Bryan did not represent the
principles for which Democracy stood.
The Indian appropriation bill , after
days of consideration , was passed by
the house afterbeing" amended In
many Important particulars. The ap
propriation , however , carried by the
bill Is practically as recommended by
the committee , amounting to $8,000,000.
Francis Greenwood Peabody of Har
vard Elected President.
Washington , Feb. 13. Interest in
the fifth general convention of the Re
ligious Educational association cen
tered in a reception and an address
to the delegates by the president of
the United States at the White House ,
In which he declared' that our mate
rial prosperity will avail but little un
less It is bullded upon the higher and
spiritual life. The real business before
the second day's session , which was
held In the First Congregational
church , was tjie reading of the annual
reports , or "surveys , " of the work of
the association and of the progiess in
moral and religious education. Fran
cis Greenwood Peabody of Harvard ,
Mass. , was elected president.
Will Give Up Telegraph Franks.
Lincoln , Feb. 13. The state railway
commission has announced that It
will take action against th newspa
per men of the state who hold tele
graph friAiks. The board holds that
such franks are in violation of the
law which prevents discrimination by
common carriers. It Is expected that
most of the newspapers will volun
tarily give up their franks , and sev
eral In Lincoln have already an
nounced their Intention of so doing.
New Rifle Is Ready for Militia.
Washington , Feb. 13. Acting Secre
tary Oliver was able to make the Im
portant announcement that the war
department ai last Is in position to
completely arm the organized militia
of the country , 100,000 strong , with
the new high power army rlllo. Gov
ernors of states may have the new
rifle for their militia upon requisition
and turning1 in the KJrag-Jorgensen gun.
Black Pearl Given Lawyer.
New York , Feb. 13 When Charles
J. Hughes , a Denver lawyer , finished
his forty-live hours' address before
the arbitrators who are hearing the
Denver waterworks case here , he was
presented with a black pearl by David
Moffat of Denver , whose Interests h
Is representing. The pearl Is said to
be worth $15,000.
Surety Company Follows Man.
Galllpolls , O. , Feb. 13. On a Colorado
rado indictment charging embezzle
ment aud forgery , Arthur D. Hey , su
perintendent of the Pomeroy and Mid-
dleport company , was arrested by offi
cers of a surety company. He Is said
to have been followed all over North
Favor Gray for President.
Scranton Pa Heli 13. The Demo
cratic county committee unanimously
passed a resolution favoring the nomi
nation of Judge George Oray for presi
dent by the Democratic national con-
HE DREW $250,000 , PER YEAR
The Mining Engineer and Expert at
the Head of the Guggenheim Com
panies , Has Retired and Will Travel
for Two Years.
New York , Feb. 13 John Hays
Hammond , mining engineer and ex-
liert , has retired from the position as
Head engineer of the Guggenheim Ex-
[ iloratlon company , on account of 111
Announcement of his retirement was
made today.
The position carried a salary of
$250,000 per year , being the largest
ever paid for that kind of a position.
It Is stated that Mr. Hammond Is
low out of the mining business nor-
nanently and will travel for the uexl
two years.
John Hays Hammond Under Knife.
San Francisco , Feb 13. John Haya
Hammond , the mining engineer , was
operated on for chronic appendicitis.
He Is resting easiJjr.
Lower Freight Rates In Kansas.
Topcka , Feb. 13. The state board
of rallioad commissioners ordered the
Kansas railioads to put the scheduled
Jiaxlmuni freight rate tariff Into ef
fect tomorrow. The new rates will
be made onoctlve Immediately , but the
roads will have thirty days to deter
mine whether they will contest the
rates or obey them. The new sched
ule will make a reduction of about 20
per cent.
Ohio Town Poisoned by Impure Water.
Dayton , O. , Feb. 13 Three persons
are dead and' twenty dangerously III
In the vicinity of West Manchester ,
0. , with typhoid fever , an epidemic
of which was caused by Impure water
from an old well. The whole neigh
borhood has been poisoned and other
deaths arc expected.
Thousand Miners Strike.
Duquoin , 111. , Fob. 13. One thousand
coal miners went on a strike hero.
Their grievance is dissatisfaction with
the alleged Inferior grade of blasting
powder being sold them for use In the
Former State Officials Fail to Secure
Satisfactory Ruling In Harrlsburg
Trial Claim They Relied on Huston
as to Correctness of Bills.
Harrlsburg , Pa. , Feb. 13. That the
blame for the alleged abuses in the
contracts for the furnishings for the
new capitol will be shifted from Con
tractor Sanderson and the throe
former state officers , now on trial In
the Dauphin county court for conspir
acy , to Architect Huston is apparent
from the opening arguments of coun
sel for the defense to the jury.
Following the refusal of Judge Kun
kel to make an order to give binding
Instructions to the jury to acquit all
of the four defendants , the lawyers
for the defense began their opening
arguments , Mr. Rothermel for Con
tractor Sanderson and Mr. Gilbert for
former Auditor General Snyder. They
contended that as a member of the
grounds and buildings committee the
defendants relied on Huston as to the
correctness of the bills of the contract
on and that It was his duty to certify
as to the quality and quantity of all
furnishings before the bills were paid.
Ex-State Senator Says Standard Paid
Him Rebate.
Albany , N. Y. , Feb. 13. When a re
cess 'A as taken until morning ot the
hearing In connection with the action
brought by the United States govern
ment to dissolve the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey , former State
Senator George 2. Deam of Cheshire ,
Mass. , was on the stand. Mr. Deam
gave testimony supplementary to that
offered by Thomas L. Hlsgen ot
Sprlnsfleld , Mass. Other witnesses
are to testify along the same line. Mr.
Deum's testimony was to the effect
that he secured a contract with the
Standard Oil company and after buy >
ing oil was refunded the difference be
tween the open and the contract price
The attorneys for both the govern
ment and the Standard hope to eon
elude the hearing here as quickly as
possible , as similar testimony Is sched
uled to be token at WashingtonFeb. 24
Dies from Eating Poisoned Bonbon * .
Kansas City , Feb. 13. Ruth Miller ,
the four-year-old daughter of Charles
Miller of Kansas City , Kan. , died from
the effects of eating candy from a box
of cheap bonbons sent through the
mall to Ella Miller , an older slstor.
The following Inscription was on the
candy box : "Sweets to Ella Miller
From girls of the S. and S. " The
candy Is believed to have contained
strychnine , and Ruth Miller died In
agony ten minutes after eating some
of the bonbons , Four other children
of the family were affected by the
candy , but they suffered only tempo
rary distress.
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours ,
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of the weather aa record
ed for the twenty-four hours ending
it S a. in. todny.
Maximum 35
Minimum 21
Vverago US
larometer 30.00
Chicago. Fob. 13. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
ho forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Haln or snow tonight and Friday.
Secretary of War Busy at Grand
Rapids , Mich.
Grand Rapids , Mich. , Feb. 13. Sec
retary Tuft's day In Grand Rapid *
was strenuous. He arrived from Kan-
ens City at 2:15 : and thu day'a activ
ities Included a public reception at the
Morton House , a ieruption and upeuuh
at thu convention of thu State Lenguu
of Republican clubs , a reception and
Epeoch under thu auaplcoa of the Tuft
club at the Majestic theater , A so-
clnl dinner at thu homo of I'hilo 0.
Fuller , an old college frlund ; the Lin
coin club banquet and address und an
other banquet In the evening.
The Lincoln club banquet was a
brilliant success , with a galaxy of
speakers never equalled In Michigan
political banquets. Moro thau two
thousand persons occupied scats at
thu table. The hall was elaborately
decorated and aa a compliment to Am
bassador Jussorand of Franco , French
colois were mingled with the Amer-
Icfin. The speakers were Ambassador
Jussorand , Congressman George Ed-
mend Foss , Secretary Taft , Governor
Curtis Guild , Jr. , of MnssachuietU
and Director John Barrett of the bu-
loan of American republics at Wash
ington. Although all of the speaker *
were greeted with enthusiasm , It was
Secretary Taft who received the great
est ontbuist of applause.
Defense of Clyde Gant Shot to Pieces
by Supposed Wife.
Belleville , 111. , Feb. 13. Dining the
trial in the circuit court of Clyde
Gant , charged with thu killing of
Henry Dickerman , whom Gant ac
cused of having maintained Improper
relations with his wife , and who
pleaded the "unwritten law" In his
defense , a sensation was created when
the supposed wife of Gant was called
to the witness stand. She was the
only witness to thu killing. Taking
her place on the stand , she said :
"I am not the wife of Clyde Qant.
My name is Cora Simpson. We were
together a year and a half , but we
were never married. "
The statement was a bombshell to
the defense.
Sixteen Yaquis Jump Into Ocean and
Six Are Drowned.
Mozatlon , Mex. , Fob. 13. Sixteen
Yaqul Indians deported from So nor a
and en route to the Isthmus of To-
toauntepec , attempted to commit sui
cide by jumping Into the ocean from
the government transport when a
short distance from this port. Boats
wore iVit out and ten of the number
were hauled out of the water. The
others were drowned. Those rescued
declared they preferred death to serv
Ing on plantations or In the army in
the "hot country" of Mexico. There
are now more than 1,500 Yaquis un <
der guard awaiting deportation.
Motor Racers Reach Ossinlng ,
Osslning. N. Y. , Feb. 13. The six
cais In the New York to Paris auto
mobile race passed through here.
Power and Lights Will be Furnished
Long Pine and Possibly Alnsworth.
The Creek Has a Fall of Fourteen
Feet to the Mile.
Long Pine , Neb. , Feb. 13. Special
to The News : The town board has
granted a fifty-year franchise to Ira
Hewitt of Neligh , Neb. , to furnish light
and power for the people of Long Pine
and vicinity. It is Mr. Hewitt's Inten
tion to build a dam on Pine Creek to
furnish the power.
The dam Is to be forty-five feet high
and this will give them In the neigh
borhood of 250 horse power. The people
ple of the town are enthusiastic over
the prospects of the town being light
ed by electricity and almost everyone
Is In favor of the plan and will give
It their hearty support. It Is rumored
Uiat the company Intends to also build
a large mill hero and furnish power
for the village of Alnsworth. Mr.
Hewitt has made several trips to this
place within the past month and It is
understood that the work on the dam
will begin In about two weeks.
Pine Creek , which is to furnish the
power for this system , Is one of the
finest little streams In the state for
power purposes and It Is strange thai
It has never been used for more ol
this work. Thousands of little springs
furnish water for this creek and with
a fall of fourteen feet to the mile 11
has a pressure hard to beat ,
Because Herbert Bopp , a Christian
Scientist Student , Refused ] to be
Vaccinated and Broke Out With
Smallpox , Order Was Issued ,
Lincoln , Neb. , Feb. 13. Special to
The News : Chancellor E , Benjamin
\ndrew3 of the Nebraska state unlver-
Ity today Issued an order requiring"
hut all students In the university bo
Herbert Bopp , n Christian scientist
vho refused recently to bo vaccinated
ind who has attended his classes rcg-
ilarly , broke out with smallpox and
he virulence of the case forced the
luincellor's order to bo made.
Governor to Release Prisoner and
Miss Anderson Will Wed Lover.
Lincoln , Fob. 13. Governor Sholdou
announced that ho would commute the
sentence of John Martin , convicted ot
swindling , and release thu prisouor
Miss Ingti Anderson , from Alaska *
pleaded for her sweetheart and s -
cured executive olcmoncy. She will
marry him when ho IB released Valen
tine day. Martin was sentenced to
five years In prison and has lorvud
three years.
Jones Held for Mall Pouch Robbery.
Omaha , Feb. 13. Joe Jones , the N -
braska City colored man arrested by
Chief of 1'ollco Grant Yules of that
city on information sworn out by Post-
olllce Inspector Grogan and brought
to Omaha by Deputy United States
Marshal Joseph Proctor , was ar
raigned before United States Commis
sioner Anderson. Jones Is charged
with mall lobbcry at Nebraska City
and aa the goods were found on him
Judge Andcison thought he had a
good enough case to bind him ovur to
the federal grand jury In $2,000.
First County Goes for Taft.
Hartlngton , Neb. , Feb. 13. Cedar
county , first In Nebraska to express
Its presidential preteruncu tor candi
dates at u ptimary election , voted on
Republican aspirants. Of the 1,300
Republican voters in thu county , leas
than 250 took the trouble to vote. Returns -
turns show that in but thirteen of the
twenty-ouo precincts was an election
held , and oven in these the interest
was slight and the vote was light.
Taft had a plurality In nine of the
precincts , LaFolletto In two and
Roosevelt In two.
J. H. Johannes Dies at Columbus , Neb.
Columbus. Neb. , Feb. 13. J. H. Jo
hannes , one of the foremost citizens
of Columbus and one of the leading
Germans ot the state , died after three
weeks' illness. Mr. Johannes was
editor of the Nebraska Biene of Co
lumbus , grand secretary of the Har-
munsohno for Nebraska and for eight
years chairman of the Democratic cen
tral committee.
"Night Workers" Threaten Farmer.
Lincoln , Feb. 13. "Night Workers"
have demanded $50 from W. Finegan.
a dairyman living near Lincoln. The
missive , threatening murder , arson
and pillage , was left on Finegan'a
porch. J. M. Linton , a neighbor , waa
arrested on suspicion.
Nebraskan Addresses Many Meeting !
of Various Kinds.
Buffalo. Feb. 13. William J. Bry
anlved at 1 p. m. and from that Urn *
until midnight he was a busy man IB
this city. During the afternoon Bryan
addressed a woman's oiganlzatlon at
the Twentieth Century club , spoke tea
a gathering of clergymen at the Y. M.
C. A. , met and conferred with Demo
cratic leaders and attended a recep
tion and luncheon given by the Demo
cratic general committee of Erlo coun
ty. At night he spoke at a mass meetIng -
Ing at Convention hall and ho also de
livered addresses betore members ot
the Saturn and Buffalo clubs , the
Knights of Columbus and the Modern
Woodmen of America. The meeting
at Convention hall was open to the
public and the auditorium wa filled.
On the platform with Mr. Bryan worn
Mayor Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland
and many men prominent In the rank *
of the Democratic party In western
New York.
Horse's Kick Cripples Glover.
Lead , S. D. , Feb. 13. From the kick
of a horse received over a week ago ,
George W. Glover , son of Mrs. Mary
Baker G. Eddy , the Christian Sclonco
leader , Is suffering from paralysis of
one leg that threatens to become per
manent. The horao kicked Glover on
the right leg and reopened an old gun
shot wound received in the civil war.
Since then Glover has lost the use of
the limb , and surgeons fear he will
never regain It.
Negro Whipped by Kansas Mob.
Sallna , Kan. , Fob. 13. Oaore *
Washington , a negro , charged with a
brutal assault on his wife , was taken
from the jail at Ellsworth by a mob
of 100 masked men and' threatened
with hanging. He was released after
a horsewhipping was administered to
him and as ho was leaving town ho
was shot In the shoulder by a member
of the mob. He made his way to Wil
son , Kan. , where ho received medical