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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL ,
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NOMOIjK NEBRASKA FHIDAY MARCH ltt 1908.
PROMINENT YOUNG HARDWARE
MERCHANT MEETS DEATH.
WA8 SHOOTING FROM
SHOT ONCE , THEN HIS GUN
CEASED TO FIRE.
FOUND DEAD AN HOUR LATER
Shooting Ducks on Reservation South
of Wakefleld With Two Friends ,
Mr. Peterson Met Instant Death
Though Just How Isn't Known.
Wayne , Nob. , March 12. Special tc
The Mows : Luther 10. Peterson , a
prominent hardware merchant ol
Wayne , was killed while huntliif
iltickH with an automatic shotgut
south of Wakellcld this morning.
Mr. Peterson 'and ' t\vo friends C
M. Craven and It ? Fish went to the
lake on the reservation south o :
Wakellcld Tuesday for a duck hunt
Was In a Blind Alone.
Early this morning Mr. Pctersoi
was lying In wnlt In a. "blind , " autlcl
patlng the flight of the birds. Mr
Craven and Mr. Fish were togothei
in another "blind. "
The ducks began flying over 'ant
Peterson was seen to shoot.
Not Dlscovcisii For an Hour.
The continual flight of the duck !
kept up for the n xt hour. The tw <
other huntots w-ro wrapped up Ii
their own shooting and did not reallzi
that something serious had huppcnct
to Peterson , although they did note
that after lila Hi at shot his gun ceasci
to pour out Iced at the ducks and nt
V more reports came from his "blind. "
When they went to look , Petersoi
was found dead. In pa telephone mes
sage received * hero it was said tha
probably It will never be known Jus
how the fatal accident occurred.
Mr. Petcison was nhout thlrty-sl :
years of age. Ho was unmarried ant
the only iclativo in this vicinity Is i
brother who lives on a farm near here
He was one of the prominent ant
progressive husiness men of the town
The gun Peterson used was ono o
the now typo of automatic shotguns
which shoot live times without reload
ing or roadjusting. Simply pulllni
the trigger does the work. There li
considerable Eentlment In Nebrask !
for legislating against them.
BOY HAS CLOSE CALL.
Throat r-.it on Wire Fence Nearl ;
D.An to Wind Pipe.
IJmlcn-y , Nob. , Msirch 12. Specla
to The NewsN The seven-years-oli
son of Henry Schroeder , living threi
miles ont of hero , met with a palnfu
accident wli'sh ' might have been \
very serious affair , and may yet become
como serious if blood poisoning shouli
set in. While playing where his fa
ther was stretching an old wire fence
the boy ran into it , catching him 01
the Hi > , chin and throat , cutting tin
skin on his throat clear across nearl ;
down to the wind pipe. Ho wai
brought to Lindsay and his wound
attended to and is now resting easy.
QUITS CHURCH FOR BUSINESS.
Resignation of Father Parker Cause
Sensation at Bonesteel.
Bonosteol , S. D. , March 12. BishO ]
Starihn , of the Lead diocese of thi
Catholic church of South Dakota , ha
appointed Pev. T. J. Pendergast , lat
of Hot Springs , S. D. , to the pastorati
of the Bonesteel parish of the Cath
ollc church , with headquarters here
Father Pemlorgabt already has at
rived here and assumed the duties o
his new position.
Ho succeeds Father J. F. Parker
whose recent ictlrt'tnout caused a gen
nine sensation among the Catholics o
Bonoflteol and this vicinity. A Bone
< steel newspaper printed the statement
mont on apparently good authorlt ;
that Father Parker was suspended b ;
Bishop Stariha for conduct unbecom
Ing a Catholic priest , and dlsmlssei
him from the diocese.
Father Parker , cr. the other hand
alleged that he tendered his resigna
tlon 'as a priest of the Catholic churcl
because of his having become a mem
her of the Odd Fellows lodge , ol
HorrlcU , which i& contrary to the lawi
of the church. It is understood tha
lie will abandon church work ant
engage in business of some kind.
Dr. McFarland Exonerated.
Topeka , March 12. The Kansas
tonferonco of the Methodist Episcopal
church exonerated Dr. J. T. McFarland
of New York , editor of the Methodlsl
Sunday school publications , of heret
leal charges , preferred against him bj
Dr. George A. Cooke , a member of the
Wife Killed , Doctor Fatally Hurt.
Delano , Minn. , March 12. While Dr
P. K. Boucher , accompanied by his
wife , was starting on a drive from
here to call on a patient , his carriage
was struck by a passenger train Mrs ,
Boucher was killed and the doctor fa
Hrlstuw , Neb. , March 11. Special to
The NOWH : The Uoyd County Mutual
Telephone company has Just been per
fected at thlH place. Already Block
enough has been subscribed to build
a llrst class teluphono line from rivet
Material IB on the waj and ns soon
an It nrrlvoH , operations will begin.
A line axchange will bo established
at Hrlstosv , und as fast as rural con
struction proceeds , flret class service
will bo ItiBtnllud ,
FRIDAY WILL SEE ANOTHER ICY
BLAST IN TOWN.
WAS SUMMER HEAT WEDNESDAY
Fr < mmer to Winter Will be the
Q " transformation This Week ,
Bu t Could You Expect Frl.
day Thirteenth of the Month.
Huini T * mopped Its brow anil
sweltero tg the summer heat ol
Wednesdi ' & ' . Norfolk. Wow , but II
was a w. % Jay for March. The
mercury sucakcd up to seventy-ont
degrees. Suuimrr clothing looked in
viting. Thursday started out with an
other beautiful sun.
But here's where the smile comes
off. The groundhog grins again
For It's a cold wave for Friday.
Friday , The Thirteenth.
But what moro could you expect
anyway ? Friday will be the thirteenth
of the month !
Keep your ear muffs handy and
don't for goodness sake , don't take
"em off yet unless you want the grlr
ITALIAN AUTO BREAKS A SHAF1
Completes Repairs and Covers Twentj
Miles to Julesburg , Colo.
Cheyenne , Wyo. , March 12. With n
lead of 392 miles over the Italian oar
the American car In the New York tc
Paris race spent last night at Blttei
Creek , Wyo. having traveled ninety
five miles during the day.
The Italian car , which was stalled al
Paxton , Neb. for a day because of a
broken Jackshaft , completed repairs
last evening and took the road , cover
Ing twenty miles to Julesburg , Cole ,
where It spent the night.
French Car Makes Night Run.
Boone. la. , March 12. French cai
No. 1 In the New York to Paris auto
mobile race arrived here at 8'48 and
left at 10:15 : last night for Jefferson
German Car at Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids , la. , March 12. Th (
German car arrived hero at 12:15 : p. m
and remained until morning.
Indorse Royse for Comptroller.
Lincoln , March 12. At a meeting oi
the Lincoln Clearing House nssocla
tlon , resolutions were adopted Indors
Ing Edward' Royse , secretary of the
state banking board , successor tc
Comptroller of the Currency Rldgelj
If the latter accepts the presidency ol
the Bank of Commerce of Kansas City
Dragnet for Undesirable Foreigners
Lincoln , March 12. S. A. Eppler o
the federal Immigration bureau wll
search Nebraska for the criminal
Idiot and Indigent foreigners. All the
Etate Institutions will bo overhauled
All undesirable citizens who havt
been in the state less than three years
Receiver Asks Levy of Assessment.
Lincoln , March 12. According tc
the report of Receiver Kandall , the
Nebraska Mutual Insurance companj
owes $14,000. He asked the court tc
levy an assessment on the stockhold
ers to make this good.
Fire at Thornton , la.
Mason City , la. , March 12. Fire al
Thornton wiped out seven business
blocks , the greater part of the town
The fire wau so Intense that little of
the contents wore saved. Loss. $70,000 ,
ALIA TRIAMjEARS END
Case Will Probably Go to the Jurj
Denver , March 12. The hearing o :
evidence In the trial of Gulseppe Alia
charged with killing Father Leo Heln
rlchs at the altar in St. Elizabeth's
Catholic church on the morning o ;
Feb. 23 last , was concluded. The prls
oner himself was not placed upon th <
stand , and the defense called onlj
two witnesses , Dr. Joseph Cuneo
formerly Italian consul in Denver , ant
Dr. Baron Gustavo Tosti , the presen1
local representative of the Itallai
government. Both testified as pbysi
clans , although Dr. Cuneo acknowl
edged that he was not an expert oi
mental diseases. He testified tha' '
he had not had time to form an opln
ton on the sanity of the prisoner
while Dr. Tosti believed Alia insant
from the simple fact that he had klllet
his victim without a motive.
No evidence that Alia was an an
archlst or that he had ever been j
member of a society of any sort , oi
even that he had been a reader of an
archlstic literature , has been adduced
during the trial.
ALL THE DELEGATES ARRIVED
THERE BEFORE NOON.
TO CHOOSE FOUR DELEGATES
It Was Apparent That Sheldon
Brown , Roscwater and Judge Field
Would be the Delegates Boyd's
Support Not Strong Enough to Win
Omaha , Neb. , March 12. Special tc
The NOWH : Morning trains brought
In sexural hundred delegates from up
state to the state republican conven
tlon and before noon the attendance
was complete. The convention was
called to order at 2 o'clock this after
"Uncle" Dan Nettleton , a dean ol
Nebraska republicans , wan the ecu
tral figure lost night and this morn
Ing. Ho was chosen by the executive
committee for temporary chairman
and plainly appreciated the honor con
Many Postmasters on Deck.
One feature of the big gathering
was the presence of numerous Ne
brnska postmasters , some as delegates
and others ns visitors.
It was evident that the conventlor
would carry out a harmonious pro
gram and every person In the entire
assembly was apparently for Secretary
tary Taft as presidential nominee.
Sheldon , Brown , Rosewater , Field.
The four delegates-at-large to the
Chicago national convention to be
chosen were Governor Sheldon , Sen
ator Norrls Brown , Victor Rosewatoi
and Judge Field of Lincoln. There
was no doubt In the minds of the del
egates that this program would gc
A. L. Clark of Hastings and Con
gressman Boyd of the Third dlstrlcl
were well supported but It was nol
believed that they had any chance ol
The Sixth and Second districts helt
their conventions this afternoon.
SOUTH DAKOTAJNSURGENTS Wl
Crawford Faction Will Control Stall
Convention at Huron.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , March 12. Mon
complete returns from the prlmarj
elections make It certain that the Re
publican state convention at Hurot
April 7 , to elect delegates to the na
tlonal convention , will be controller
by the friends of Governor Crawford
or "insurgents , " ns they are known It
the political parlance of the state.
The "stalwarts , " led by Scnatoi
Kittredge , made a vigorous campaign
and early returns Indicated consldera
bio gains for that faction , but It is nov
conceded that the insurgents will hav (
a majority of at least thirty-three It
the state convention. The latter car
ried nineteen of the thirty counties
voting , with a total of 195 delegates
which with sixty-six previously elect
ed by county committees , gave then
261 , the number necessary to contro
being 245. The Insurgents are claim
Ing that their victory makes It certalt
that Governor Crawford will be electee
as the successor of Senator Kittredge
Both factions are committed' to th <
candidacy of William II. Taft for presl
dent and the eight delegates to bi
selected at I he Huron convention wil
be instructed for him.
First District for Allison.
Falrflcld. la. , March 12. The Firs
district Republican convention select
ed as delegates to the national conven
tlon at Chicago. H. S. Rand of Burling
ton and Hazen I. Sawyer of Keoktik
The alternates are J. M. Curran o
Morning Sun and S. L. White of Wash
Ington. Resolutions were adopted In
dorslng Allison for senator and In
atruetlng the delegates for Taft.
OKLAHOMA INDORSES TAFT
Republican State Convention Electi
Delegates and Adopts Platform.
Oklahoma City , Okla. , March 12.-
Instructing them to vote for "anj
proposition favorable to the candidacj
of William H. Taft for Ihe presl
dency , " the Republican state conven
tlon here elected four delegates-at
large to the Chicago convention. The )
ire : Congressman Bird S. McGulre
of Pawnee , Dennis T. Flynn of Okla
homa City , Patrick Dore of Westvlllc
and J. A. Harris of Wagoner. William
Busby of McAlester and J. C. Robert !
of Enid were nominated electors-at
largo. Cash Cade of Shawnee wes
elected national committeeman.
The resolutions Indorse Preaid'eni
Roosevelt's administration , condemm
the Democratic state administration
recommends reduction of the repre
scntation in congress and the elec
toral college of states which disfran
chise negroes , and condemns the state
legislature for Its extravagance.
resolution pledging the party to ac
early resubmlsslon of the prohibition
question was overwhelmingly defeated
Carl McGee of Tulsa was permanenl
chairman of the convention , whicl
was harmonious In every detail.
Anna Gould Sails for New York.
Cherbourg , March 12. Mine. Ann
Gould , accompanied by her three chll
dren , sailed on the White Star llnei
Adriatic from this port for New York
She had originally booked passage or
the North German Lloyd Bteamshlj
Kron Prlnz Wllhelm , but cancelled
her engagements , expecting to put of ]
her departure for a few days. At the
last moment the state rooms were en
gaged for her on the Adriatic. She
came to Cherbourg by automobile.
MOilE RAIDS BY NIGHT RIDERS
Burn Two Large Tobacco Warehouse !
Near New Liberty , Ky.
Fnmkfort , Ky. , March 12. Much ox
rltement prevails In Owen county eve
a visit of night riders curly till :
morning , whuti they burned down t\v <
largo tobacco warehouses near Nev
Liberty The tobacco warehouses o
John Qarvcy at New Liberty and Dav <
Sncll near Owonton wcro burned t <
the ground. The former contnlnct
10,000 pounds of tobacco and the latter
tor 35,000 pounds of loose product , al
belonging to Independent buyers.
Circuit Judge J. W. Camnmck em
paneled a special grand jury to In
vostlgato the destruction of tlio ware
houses and he said that he Intends t <
sift the matter to the bottom.
SPEAKERS AT MISSIONARY CON
CRESS TRACE PROGRESS.
OUTLINE WHAT IS BEING DONE
American Commercialism Follow !
Work of Missionaries jn Foretgr
Lands Leaders Weep as Speaker !
Tell Story of Cross Abroad.
Plltsburg , March 12. That Amor
lean commercialism followed' ' the worl
and achievements of missionaries It
Christian and heathen nations win
forcibly represented by eloqueni
speakers during the second daj
of the International convention of thi
Young People's Missionary movement
Many of the leaders in the movement
who occupied seats on the stage it
front of an audience of over 3,0(10 ( pco
pie , wept as missionaries told tin
story of the cross In. foreign lands
Everywhere that the banner of Chris
tlanlty has been unfurled the Hag 01
commercialism has followed. Then
has been a broadening of religious
spirit throughout the Orient , ant
China In particular has experienced i
bloodless revolution of reform , as OIK
speaker expressed It , during the las
few years. The wave * of religious re
form , It was assorted/ / , appears to b (
sweeping the world.
The striking feature } of the day was
the scries of addrjjjjses by nntlv <
Christians , representing Korea , Japan
Indian and China. ; Each graphically
described the growth of religious fervor
vor among his countrymen , recognlz
Ing In the Christian movement th <
preservation of his country and tin
development of the people along de
slrablc lines. Each felso laid stres :
upon the great magnitude of the worl
the vast number jw to be reachet
by the uplifting power and the com
paratively few available teachers ant
counsellors to reach the masses.
Reports were made during the da ;
by missionaries from all the Import
ant fields of the world' , all of the rep
resentatives teeming with stories o
wonderful achievement and almost un
BUTTER MENAT ST , PAUL
Two Thousand of Them Will Tall
Business There for Three Days.
St. Paul , March 12. Buttermaken
from nearly every slate in the unioi
began a three days' convention at thi
St Paul auditorium. More than twi
thousand buttermakers are expected
Delegates from Boston , New York am
Philadelphia arrived. A special ca
brought a large number from Iowa
and a carload arrived from South Da
kota. Others are en route from Ne
braska , Washington , Wisconsin , 1111
nois and other states. A special dele
gallon has arrived from Des Molues
with the obje-ct of securing the nex
convention for that city , and to boon
Iowa as a butter state.
The convention began with an ad
dress of welcome by Governor John
son and a response by H. J. Nleten
of Walker , la. He was followed b ;
President J. J. Farrell of Carve *
Minn. , who delivered his annual ad
dress , and by S. B. Shipling of Chicago
cage , secretaryitreasurer , who 'real
his annual report.
Just before the noon adjournmen
committees were appointed and thei
the delegates inspected the exhibit :
which have been arranged cm thi
stage of the auditorium.
United Mine Workers Meet.
Indianapolis , March 12. The Unltei
Mine Workers of America met thi
morning In national convention to de
clde upon a course of action result
Ing from the failure of the operator
and miners to agree upon a Joint con
ference to fix a wage scale for th' '
central competitive field , to go inti
effect April 1 , when the present wagi
scale will expire.
Negroes Warned to Depart.
Trenton , Tenn. , March 12. Nigh
riders made a raid In Gibson county
They visited a negro tenant and flrei
several shots Into his house , barel ;
mlsHlng three sleeping children
Other negroes were visited and note :
shoved under their doors warnlni
them to leave. All of the negroes vis
Ited' ' are reported to be good citizens
Schaeffer Defeats Hoppe.
Chicago , March 12. Jacob Schael
fer successfully defended hla title o
champion billiard player at the 18-lncl
balk line , one shot In game , by defeat
ing Willie Hoppe , the score being 501
Death of John Teagle.
Cleveland , March 12. John Teagle
formerly ono of the best known oil re
flners In this country , died at hlshomi
here , aged sixty years.
FOUR ARE PRESENTED TO SEN
ATE IN REGARD TO AFFAIR.
PRESIDENT SENDS MESSAGE
Says His Order of Dismissal Is Sui
talned by the Testimony and De
sires Time for Reinstatement of Nt
gro Soldiers Not Involved ,
Washington , March 12. Reports
from the committee on military attain
were presented to the senate in re
gard to the affair at Brownsville , Tex.
which resulted in the discharge with
out honor of three companies of negro
gro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth Infan
try. At the same time a message was
received from the president calling at
tontlou to the fact that the testimony
taken by the committee sustains hU
position in discharging the negro sol
dlers. He recommended that the time
for the reinstatement of the dls
charged soldiers , which has expired
be extended for a year In order to per
rait the president to reinstate any ol
the dlscluugcd men who did not fall
within the terms of his dismissal.
There were four reports from the
committee , the majority being signed
by Senators Warren , Lodge , Warner
Dupont , Tallaferro , Foster , Overman
Frazer and McCreary. A minority re
port was signed by Senators Foraker
Scott , Bulkeley and Hemenway. The
majority report found as follows :
"In the opinion of the committee
the shooting was done by some ol
the soldiers belonging to the Twenty
fifth infantry ; that the testimony falls
to identify the particular soldier oi
soldiers who participated In the af
fray. It Is stated' that there Is con
siderable contradiction in ttio testl
mony , but that taken as a whole and
reconciling It wherever possible , II
proves the case outlined In Ihe ma
Jority's ' decision. "
Scott Presents Minority Report.
The principal minority report was
presented by Senator Scott , and takei
the position that it has been Impossl
ble to ascertain who did the shoot
ing , and makes the rccominendatlot
that the negro soldiers be restored
In accordance with this minority re
port , Senators Foraker and Bulkelej
Joined in a bunpk-intntal report , whicl ;
was piGsented by Senator Foraker
His report declares that the testlmonj
of the eye-witnesses against the sol
dlers is not reliable and that nc
motive for their alleged' connection
with the affray had been shown.
A supplemental report , signed bj
Senators Warren , Lodge , Warner ant
Dupont , declares that under the evl
dence it Is shown that the assault wai
perpetrated by members of the bat
tallon , but thai it is reasonable to be
lleve that all of the soldiers were nol
concerned in the crime. They recorn
mend that It would be Justice to re
store to all of the innocent men the
rights and privileges which had ac
crued to them by leason of their pre
vlous service in the army.
A brief debate brought out a state
ment by Senator Warren , chairman ol
the committee on military affairs , thai
a bill will soon be introduced for the
reinstatement of the discharged negrc
soldiers of the Twenty-fifth reglmenl
under certain conditions.
Postoffice Bill in House.
Determined and persistent assaults
upon the postofllce bill In the house
resulted In the amplification of thai
measure In many Important parts , de
spite the protests of Chairman Over
street and the committee. The lettei
carriers have finally won their lonf
fight for $1,200 salaries when at :
amendment by Goebel (0. ( ) grant
Ing the same was adopted. The
house also allowed an additional $25 ,
000 for clerks In third class offices
where the salaries of the postmasters
range from $1.000 to $1,200 , and $15 ,
000 for contract stations. Through at
amendment by Houston ( Tenn , ) then
was Incorporated in the bill a pro
vision prohibiting the transmission
through the malls of Intoxicating llq
uors , which was later modified so as tc
include cocaine and Its derivatives
Altogether the appropriations carried
by the bill were Increased $1,225,000.
AGAINST STOCK GAMBLING
President Roosevelt Makes First Mov
In Direction of Effecting Reform.
Washington , March 12. Presldenl
Roosevelt has directed Herbert Kno *
Smith of the bureau of corporations tc
Investigate the methods of stock trad
Ing with a view to furnishing the
basis of possible future legislation reg
ulattng such praclices. The difficulty
IB recognized of altemptlng federal
regulation of Ihe Iransfer of slocks
which will operate lo curtail purely
gambling contracts and at the same
time work no hindrance to legitimate
transfers , and is announced to be fet
the purpose of proceeding on sounil
principles that the Investigation Is
being made. President Roosevelt has
declared himself to be decidedly In
favor of eliminating slock gambling.
Postal Savings Bank Bill Ready.
Washinglon , March 12. Children
are to be encouraged to save thclt
pennies by a feature of the postal sav
ings bank bill to be reported by the
subcommittee of the senate committee
on postofflces and' ' post roads , which
Is considering the various postal bank
bills. The commitleo expects to com'
plete Its work today.
Explosion Kills Sixty-Three Miners ,
Dortmund , Prussia , March 12. An
explosion of firedamp In the Lukas
nine , near here , killed sixty-three men ,
THE CONDITIONJJF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours ,
Forecast fciNebraskJ. .
Condition of the w > athor a _ > record'
od for the tweivty.four hours ending
at 8 n. m today.
Chicago , March 12. The bulletin Is-
mii'd ly tl Chlcigo station of the
Uill.il Stales wcnthrr bureau gives
the fjiecnst fcr Nobtn.kii as follows.
Fair and UK lor tonight and Friday.
Cold \\nvo north portion tonight.
PREVAILING PRICES FOR CATTLE ,
HOGS , SHEEP AND GRAIN.
Vhat Is Offered by the Buyer * to the
Producers of the West The Latest
Quotations , Showing the Receipts
and the Demand From All Points.
[ Live Stock umrKct turnlsned by
The National Llvo Stock Commission
Co. , Stock Exchange building , South
South Omaha , March 12. Cattle
Receipts 3,000. The general market
Hogs Receipts 12,000. The mar
ket is steady , bulk Belling at fUO ©
4.10 ; top price $4.45.
Sheep Receipts 5,000. The gener
al market is 2Gc higher.
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago , March 12. Cattle Re
ceipts 0,000. General market Is
Hogs Receipts 28,000. Market is
Sheep Receipts 12,000. The gener
al market is strong.
CONDITION OFJ5RAIN MARKET
Selling Price of Wheat , Corn and OaU
[ This market report IB furnlnhed b ;
the Omaha branch office of Logan &
Bryan , commission merchants , room
112 Board of Trade , Omaha , Nob. ,
members of Chicago Board of Trade
and all other principal exchanges. ]
Chicago , March 12. Following were
prices on the Chicago Board of Trade
at 10:30 : this morning :
May $ 9-1 %
May 53 %
° rlces Being Paid for Staple Products
In Norfolk Today.
[ This market furnished by the Salter -
ter Coal & Grain Co. , Norfolk. ]
Wheat $ 85
Hogs 4 00
FIRST STEP BYJVELYN THAW
Papers In Annulment Case Sent to
New York , March 12. Harry K ,
Thaw was served with a copy of the
summons and complaint In the pro >
ceedlngs brought by his wife , Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw , to annul their marriage ,
A messenger delivered the papers tc
Thaw at the Matteawan Insane asylum
and about the same time Mrs. William
Thaw , who is made a co-defendant ,
was served at the Hotel Lorraine here ,
Daniel O'Reilly , counsel for Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw , explained that Thaw's
mother was made a co-defendant bet
cause , being the next of kin , she la
technically the real defendant. The
law presumes her son to be Insane
and therefore legally dead. Mrs
Evelyn Thaw called at Mr. O'Reilly'a '
office and atached her signature to the
papers In the case. As she left the or
flee Mrs. Thaw was asked whether she
would subsequently make public the
cause of the estrangement which led
to the suit. She replied : "The public
will never know. "
Owing to a technicality the service
was not completed. Dr. Robert Lamb
superintendent of the asylum , being
Thaw's legal guardian , must also be
served , It was explained Learning
this. Thaw refused to accept service
and the process server returned tc
New York , where another set of pa
pers will be prepared ana service
made upon Dr. Lamb and Thaw todar
FUNERAL"TF CHArUES" ALDRICH
Services at Boone and Body to Lie In
State in Capitol Building.
Boone , la. , March 12. The funeral
services of the late Charles Aldrlch
were held In Ihe modest home on Mar
shall street. The funeral was a pri
vate one , but aside from the relations
there were many friends and com
rades of the G. A. R. Many beautiful
floral pieces were sent from frlendi
In this city and other parts of the
state and were banked about the bier ,
The remains were then taken to Dea
Molnes , where they will lie in state ,
and later be taken to Webster City fet
interment. A public service will ba
held at Des Monies commemorative ol
Mr Aldnchs character and the great
public service ho performed when h
founded the Iowa state historical de
partment , of which he was curator.
EVANS' BATTLESHIPS DUE IN
MAGDALENA BAY TONIGHT.
ITINERARY OF THE VESSELS
Gun Practice and Maneuvers to Be
Followed by Visits to San Diego ,
San Pedro , Los Angeles , Santa Bar.
barn and Santa Cruz.
San Dlogo , Cnl. , March 12. Th
American battleship fleet , under com
mand of Hoar Admiral Roblcy D.
ICvans , Is this morning about 100
tnllos Boiith of Magdalena bay , Lower
California , and should put Into that
Island late this evening.
The Point Iximu wireless station ,
which Is Just across an arm of tha
bay from this city , was In communica
tion with the licet early and had ex
changed signals with the flagship Con
necticut. The exact location of the
vessels was not Indicated' ' In the early
dispatches , which were of a strictly
conlldontlal nature and In cipher , but
the Hhlptt are said to ho maintaining
u lO'/vj ' knot pur hour speed.
The nie-n of the battleships' crow
probably will bo given a day or two
of rest after the long run from Callno ,
Peru , which was lelt Feb. 20 , before
the strenuous work of target practice
Is taken up. Tlu > ships will take their
turns nt the targfts In divisions , of
which there are four , comprising four
vessels each. The recoriTtarget prac
tice work will be done with only four
ships on the range at ono time , but
after It is completed will como the
battle tactics and fleet maneuvers ,
with every ship In lino.
California's coast cities wore grati
fied over the announcement of the
tentative partial Itinerary of the fleet
from Mngdalena to San Francisco.
Various rumors had come to the coast
Faying that this or that city might bo
cut off the visiting list. The official
declaration that stops would bo made
at San Diego , San Pedro , Los Angeles ,
Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz came
as a grateful reassurance from the
navy department and plans for the
various receptions are going forward
with renewed vigor on the part of the
vurlous city committees that have
them In charge. The enthusiasm of
the people knows no hounds , and all
ore looking forward to the visit of
the fleet as a notable event In the his
tory of the Pacific coast.
RUSSIA EXTENDSJLIYE BRANCH
Duma Passes Bill Raising Legation at
Tokio to an Embassy.
St. Petersburg , March 12. During a
debate in the duma on a bill raising
the Russian legation at Tokto to an
embassy , which eventually passed , M.
Iswolsky , the foreign minister , deliv
ered a lengthy speech , in which ho
said that , however distressing the sac
rifices made by the Portsmouth treaty ,
It must be acknowledged that Russia
lost nothing of her historical Inher
itance , but only what either previous
ly belonged to Japan or geographically
and economically gravitated towards
Japan. Accordingly , he declared ,
there was nothing to prevent Russia
from stretching out her hand to her
late opponent. Ilia personal acquaint
ance with leading Japanese statesmen ,
he continued , convinced him of a re
ciprocal desire on the part of Japan
to arrive at a good understanding wltn
He pointed to the network of Inter
national treaties , Including those be
tween France and Japan and Great
Britain and Russia as assisting ; with
Russia's alliance with Franco , the
guarantee for the preservation of
peace in the far east. Germany and
the United States , with both of whom
Russia maintained sincerely friendly
relations , he continued , were striving
for the same goal , namely a firm equi
librium and peace In the Pacific ocean.
ALFONSO RETURNS TO CAPITAL
All Barcelona Gathers at Station to
Bid Ruler Farewell.
Barcelona , March 12. After a two
days' vlbit to this city , King Alfonso
lelt for Madrid last night. Great
crowds gathered on the streets and at
the station to hid him farewell and
the royal train moved away to the
cheering of the multitude.
Before his departure the king ex
pressed his gratitude for the splendid
reception which was given him and
for the manllc'stallon of loyally the
Catalonlans showed during his entire
The police had something of a scare
on account of the explosion of a small
bomb , which had been placed in a
water pipe at Atarazanas quay , a very
lonely spol. The pipe was shattered
and the sidewalk damaged , but no one
Russiart police Kill Six Peasants.
Veronez , Russia , March 12. Sir
peasants were killed and several
wounded In an encounter with a de
tachment of police at the village of
Kechotovka. The police went there
for the purpose of arresting two mem
bers of the peasant revolutionary or
ganization. The Intentions of the po
lice became known and the peasants
rallied to prevent the carrying out of
their plans. The countrymen became
aggressive and the officers In com
mand of the police gave orders to fire.
Three Children Perish In Fire.
Me'Uun \ \ is March 12. The homo
of John bonthttt near Westboro. was
destruji-a nna three small children
were burned to death.
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