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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NOIlKOIiK. iXUItltASKA KHIDAY AUlU'aT.7 llltte.
IOWA GOVERNOR HAS ISSUED NO
STATEMENT ON VACANCY.
SATURDAY A DAY OF MOURNING
Governor Cummins , Arriving In Des
Molnes , Formally Declares Satur
day a Day of Mourning and Denies
Des Moln IB , In. , Aug. G. Saturday ,
the day of the funeral services for the
late Senator Allison , was declared a
day of mourning by Governor Cum
mins today , following thr .governor's
arrival at the capital th. * jNlng.
Reported Interview , . . jv
Governor Cummins decliu'fy -.re
port that ho had made a H.- ' > U
of hlH Intensions In regard to 1 * Su
the senatorial vacancy to bo fai. -1
R. A. TAWNEY LEAVES
Pioneer Citizen Removes With His
Family to Colorado.
Plorco , Nob. , Aug. G. Special to
The News : R. A. Tawnoy , who for
many years bns been a substantial and
highly respected citizen of Pierce , will
leave with his family In a few days
for a now homo In Grand Junction ,
Mr. Tawney was ono of the first
settlers In this section and Is well
known all ever north Nebraska. In
1883 ho was county commissioner of
Pierce county and for ten years
Borved as county clerk. He has been
nn extensive sheep raiser.
Congressman Tawnoy of Minnesota
Is a brother of the citizen Plerco is
about to lose.
Death of Mrs. Warrlck.
Alnsworth , Neb. , Aug. fi. Special to
The News : Mrs. Warrlck , the wife
of Judge Warrlck of Alnsworth , died
yesterday morning at the ago of
Boventy-one years. The funeral ser
vices were held today and were large
ly attended as Mrs. Warrlck was an
old settler and had many friends.
Death of Spotted Elk.
Pine Ridge , S. D. , Aug. G. Chlof
Spotted Elk , of the White Clay dis
trict , Pine Ridge Indian reservation ,
died at Loafer camp of heart failure.
The end cume suddenly after a hearty
meal. Spotted Elk was well known
all ever South Dakota , Wyoming and
Montana , as two or three times a year
he was In the habit of making long
trips , taking with him goods of In
dian manufacture and selling the
COUNTY OPTION IN DAKOTA.
Brewers See Solution in Better Regu
Sioux Fulls. S. D. , Aug. G. Special
to The News : It has just been dis
covered that during the past week a
\ \ meeting was hold in Sioux Falls by
representatives of sixty of the largest
brewery establishments In the west ,
porsunmbly for the purpose of per
fecting plans for combating what is
known as the county option law ,
which will bo submitted to the voters
of South Dakota at the election In
The temperance people of South Da
kota have planned to wage an as-
gresslve fight for the proposed law ,
and In rolf-protectlon the brewery in
terests have been forced to take an
active part and endeavor to defeat
the law nt the # olls. The represen
tatives of the breweries mot In execu
tive session , and nothing definite Is
known as to the proceedings , but It
Is natural to suppose that plans were
laid for an aggresslte fight against
the county option law.
It has become known that the brew
ery Interests will encourage a strict
compliance by retail liquor dealers
throughout the state with the terms
of the present state liquor law , In
order to make the law as popular as
possible. Violations of the law will
! 't be discouraged by the brewery in
terests , and retail liquor dealers who
violate the law In any particular will
bo looked upon with disfavor by the
brewery Interests and such pressure
as is possible will be brought to bear
to compel lawless saloon men to
obey the law and conduct their places
of business as decently as possible
and as other business Institutions are
There is no doubt that there has
been n wonderful Improvement dur
lug the past year in the manner In
which the saloons In general of Soutl
Dakota have been conducted , and that
there will bo a further improvement
with the encouragement of the brew
cry interests , appears certain. The
liquor Interests realize that votes can
be made in opposition to the count }
option law If the saloons at present
In existence are all conducted In n
lawful manner , and they will work to
In future a saloon man In South
Dakota who tramples upon the state
law not only will be In disfavor with
X the temperance people of the com
munity In which ho conducts his busi
ness , but also with the powerful brow
cry Interests , whose friendship he
REPUBLICANS NAME STUBBS
His Nomination for Governor of Kan
Ras Is n Certainty.
Topokn , Aug. 0. The nomination ol
NV. It. Htublm for governor and J. I *
lirlstow for United States senator on
tbn Republican ticket at the primaries
Is a certainty. Practically co'iiplote
returns give Stubhs a lead of 13,222
The election of J. U Hrlstow was
dellnltoly determined. Of the 1C5 log-
Islatlvo districts In the state. Drlstow
has carried at leant olghty-ulno. There
are seven districts yet to bo hoard
from. At the headquarters of Senator
Chester I. IXJIIK the nomination ol
Brlstow Is conceded.
Complete returns by counties so fnt
received Hive Urlntow a lead of 0,811
Returns from the congressional dl
trlcts Indicate the ronomlnatlon of nil
the present congressmen against
whom there was opposition Miller ,
Iluedor and Cnldorheard ,
Former Outlaw Slain by Ranger.
Douglas , Ariz. , Aus. G. William F.
Downing , a tncmbro of thu old Stiles-
Alvord bund of outlaws , who , ton
years ago , operated' In southern Arl
91111 , was killed In his saloon at Wll-
r ' by Arizona Ranger William Speed.
/cod sought to servo l > ownlng with
warrant when the lattur displayed
gun , whorcupon Spend llrod.
Allison's Nephew to Attend Funeral ,
Burlington , la. , AUK. < * . John Alli
son of Burlington , a BOH of Matthew
Allison , deceased brother of Senator
Allison , lott * for Dtibuquu to attend
its uncle's funoral. John Allison bus
a young son , John AJllson , Jr. John
Mllson Is chlof dispatcher for the Chicago
cage , Burlington and Qulncy railroad
DISMEMBERED BODY OF BOY
FOUND IN LAKE.
Chicago , Aug. G. Attempts to Iden
tify the mutilated and dlsmemboied
body of a boy which was found In
'Mud" ' lake and the Illinois and
Michigan canal have brought no ro-
sulta. The pollco records of missing
persons revealed no ono whoso general -
oral description tallied with that of [
the murdered boy and the pollco ara i
a.bout ready to class the case as anotHer
etHer of the unsolved murder rays
torlos of Chicago. The evident intent
of the slayur of the boy was to scatter
the rumalns so that Identification
would bo Impossible. Thus far thors
is ovary indication that the work was
successful in this regard. The logs
wore found by some boys playing near
"Mud" lake , which is a stagnant
widening of the south brancli of the j
old bed 01 the Chicago river. Tha
limbs , wrapped in old clothes , were at
first thought to have been thrown i
away by medical students. This
theory was abandoned , however , when
decayed human intestines were found
in the canal and a little later tha
hacked torso was discovered by boys
who wore swimming in the waterway.
Dr. Wnrron Hunter of the coroner's
olUco thoroughly Inspected the grew-
some relics and declared that they
had boon part of the same bodV. Ho
also said that the victim was a boy
about seventeen years of ago. Th
only tangible clew the pollco 'havo an
nounced Is the laundry mark on the
shirt on the torso. This bore the
initials "IX a" The pollco are in
ollned to the belief that the victim
was a stronger to Chicago.
BALDWIN AIRSHIP TESTED
Second Flight of Dirigible Balloon
Washington , Aug. C. Captain Bald '
win made another successful flight ai .
Fort Myer In nis new dirigible bat
loon. The bolloonetto , a balloon
within the balloon , was tested for the
first xtlmo. Mr. Curtiss , who again
handled the planes aad the motor , in
creased the speed , although the maxi
mum was not attained.
After a short preliminary flight aa
ascension was mado. As Mr. Curtis 9
Increased the speed of tbo propolller
the airship , in the face of a seven
milo brcezo , pitched forward like an
ocean liner. Several times the apec
tators gasped as the ship careened
at an anglo of 20 degrees , at times
almost standing on its pointed nose
It was then that the utility of the
planes was demonstrated. When the
ship plunged downward Mr. Curtlss
standing on the platform twenty foot
from the propeller , which is at the
forward end of the frame , turned the
planes In the opposite direction anc
the effect was quickly apparent. Cap
tain Baldwin's machine is the first in
America to be controlled entirely by
mechanical means. In the past the
dirigible balloon operator in this
country has maintained the balance
by swaying his body forward and
backward on the framework.
The airship was brought down
within 100 feet of the tent In which
It is housed eight minutes after leav
Ing the ground. Mr. Curtlss esti
mated that the speed was fifteen
miles an hour , twenty miles going
with the wind and ten miles going
Teamsters Reject Overtures.
Delrolt , Auff. 6. The Internationa.
Brotherhood of Teamsters rejectei
Iho overtures of the United Teamsters
of America to amalgamate the two
ZEPPELIN'S DIRIGIBLE CRAFT IS
WRECKED BY WIND.
SEVERAL PERSONS ARE INJURED
Accident Happens at Echterdlngcn ,
Where Balloon Had Alighted for
Repairs After Triumphant Flight.
Preparing Plans for Another Airship ,
Berlin , Aug. G. The German gov-
Turnout , it Is announced today , will
nako a large appropriation for a now
ilrshlp to bo built by Count Zoppclln.
i'opular subscriptions for that pur-
Kise arc also being taken up through-
nit the country.
l chterdlugen , Aug. G. A dramatic
nd' came to Count Zeppelin's long-
.waited endurance ( light In his mon
ster dirigible balloon , and today tbo
proud airship , which yesterday was
cutting rapidly through the nlr and
outdistancing pursuing automobiles ,
Ics In an open Hold near hero a inasa
of twisted , useless metal. A chapter
of accidents occasioned by bad moods
of nature and the failure of niochan-
cal appliances combined were r -
iponsible for the untimely end of the
jolloon , the ( lights of which has held
; ho attention of the world , and forever
jlastlng the ambitions of Its Inventor ,
Count Zeppelin. The count , almost
Heartbroken and unable longer to en-
uHiro the sight of his shattered craft ,
la. ! left by train for Frlederlchshnfou.
The airship hud left Nackonhelm ,
the scene of Its llrst mishap , and over
night had visited Mayonco nnd begun
on the homeward journey when misfortune -
fortune overtook U. Soon after Its de
parture it was found that the front
motor was working badly , owing to
the fusing of metal In the groove In
which the piston rod ran. This was
caused by friction. Consequently
Count Zoppelln was compelled to rely
on one motor on the rear platform
throughout the night , which consid
erably reduced his speed. During the
night , too , ho made nn ascent of
nearly 0,000 feet , losing a considerable
quantity of gas. This deprived the
balloon of some of Its buoyancy.
Over Echtordlngen , Count Zeppelin
decided to land. Although this was
the first tlmo that auch a maneuver
had boon attempted with a rigid bal
loon ) the landing was effected easily
and smoothly , only ono of the stool
wlro stays being broken. The engi
neers immediately sot about making
repairs to the balloon , which rode at
anchor in the center of a largo force
of military , which had boon called out
to keep the crowds away. Count Zep
pelin wont to a neighboring inn for
luncheon. Ho was away somewhat
over two hours and' was destined to
see only the wreck of his airship
when ho returned.
A wind suddenly sprang up and
some of the weathor-wiso bystanders
called the attention of the olllcors to
the fact that a storm was brewing
and odvlsod them to secure thp bal
loon. Their warnings were unheeded.
The balloon swayed' to and fro , some
times raising a few foot from , the
ground. A formidable gust of wjnd.
struck the alrshljp broadside. At llrst
the craft heeled ovV ? and' then her
bows rose in the air , carrying with
them a number of soldiers holding
the ropes. After poising for a mo
ment at a height of fifty feet , it
dashed forward again Into a cluster
of fruit trees. The Impact uprooted
them. The airship returned to th *
arth * ven moro uddjjnly than It rosy
and omo crashing to the ground.
With a thunderous roar the forward
motor exploded. Prom the bows of
the balloon shot forth a livid flame ,
which caused the entire structure to
disappear from the view of the thou
sands of spectators. When the air
cleared the balloon was seen lying in
an open Held on a high plateau , with
the tattered aluminum envelope still
remaining. The metal stays and
bands and portions of the motors
were strewn about in pieces like old
Several Soldiers Hurt.
Officers rushed forward and found
that several soldiers bad been hurt.
The four engineers who were on the
forward platform of the airship hac.
escAped death , but were suffering
from Injuries. They were taken to a
hospital. The men tried , when the
balloon broke away , to couple up the
motors so as to ascend beyond danger ,
but were unsuccessful. Count Zep
polln was Immediately sent for. When
ho arrived and saw the hopeless
wreck ho broke down. His head
was bowed on hla chest and tears
wore streaming from his eyes. Then
friends induced him to enter a motor
car and return to Stuttgart , whence
ho loft by train for Friedrichshafen.
An explanation of the accident by ex
ports is that probably one of the
balloonettes , of which the Immense
envelope was constructed , burst and
a spark from the motor Ignited' the
gas when the balloon was carried
into the air. Count Zeppelin's ' secre
tary said that the count is already
Sreparlnsr plans for another balloon.
Earthquake In Algeria.
Constantine , Algeria , Aug. 0. Re
newed shocks of earthquake were felt
fiero. The disturbances increased the
panic. The authorities are demolish
Ing a majority of the buildings dam
aged to prevent the possibility ol ac
Dutte Man Kills Brothcr-ln-Law ,
Jlulti' , Mont. , AUK G. . ( nines W
Ryan , brother of John A. Ryan , sir
peilntondont of the North Butte Kx
tension company , shot and killed his
brolher-ln-law , Daniel F. Mooney
H\ui : surrendered and was placed In
Jail. The shooting Is believed to have
been thn result of family differences
Loth families are prominent ,
Rains In Parts of Nebraska.
IJncoln. Aug. G. Reports received
from mwjiber of points In the South
Platte section of the state Indicate
that local rains Wore exceedingly
beneficial to the growing corn. At
Harvard an exceedingly hot spell last
ing several days was broken by three-
quarters of an Inch of rain. An Inch
lull nl Kulrbury.
Freight Bureau Meets In Denver.
Denver , Aug. 0. The Trims-Mis
souri Krolrht bureau , the rate-making
organization of the western railroads ,
convened hero. Among the questions
to bo discussed , it Is said , Is that ol
advancing freight rates. The sessions
will bo held In secret.
BRILLIANT PAGEANT MAIN
EVENT OF CONVENTION.
EIGHT OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED
Chltf Interest Centers In Selection ol
Vice Chancellor Milwaukee in Leac
for Place of Next Convention
Texan for Supreme Chancellor.
Boston , Aug. 0. Ten thousand mem
bers of the subordinate lodges of the
Knights of Pythias paraded through
Boston's streets. Notwithstanding
frequent showers , the spectators re
mained until the brilliant pageant
In recent years Boston has sehlom
seen a parade marked by such diver-
slty , color and originality. Knights In
armor upon horses , courtiers In hand-
some doublets and lobes , royalty in
purple and gold , the gloomy dungeon
nnd homo of Damon and Pythias , a
feudal castle with mlnarots and towers -
ers guarded by a knight In mall , sym
bolizing the protection feature of
Pythianism , and -King Solomon and
the three wise mon were among thu
Today the now supreme lodge offi
cials will bo chosen. There arc eight
ofllcers to be elected anil most inter
est centers in the selection of vic
chancellor. For this ollico the most
promising candidate is a Massachu
setts man S. D. Sidney Woodworth
of Fitchburg. Other candidates are
George M. Hanson of Maine , D. I.
Sailings of Carroll , la. , and R. H.
Jackson of Pittsburg.
Little doubt exists that Henry P.
Brown of Texas will bo elected' supreme -
Milwaukee appears to be leading foi
the place of next convention.
WITH TWO COMPANIONS MEETS
DEATH IN THE ARCTIC.
Copenhagen , Aug. C. Mllus Erlck-
son , who started on a polar expedition
a year ago , with two companions met
death in a snow storm. News that the
three arctic explorers had lost tholr
lives was received here today.
LAW'S DELAYS MAKE TRIP TO
FISHKILL LANDING POSSIBLE.
Poughkeepslo , N. Y. , Aug. C. Harry
1C Thaw had an outing , consisting ol
a trip to Fishklll Lauding , slxteon
mlloa away ; a trolley ride of five
miles and a return trip by river
steamer to this city.
The law's delays made this little ex
cursion possible. Thaw baa a sull
pending before Referee Schlosser at
Fishklll Landing to fix the value of
the services of Dr. John P. Wilson ,
one of his experts , who testified in
his habeas corpus suit. Sheriff Chan
ler la under orders from Judge Tompkins -
kins to produce Thaw before Referee
Schlosser at such times and places as
the rcforeo may direct.
At tbo first hearing Thaw was on
time. The lawyers were not ready
however , and tbo reforea was called
away on business. Two adjourn
ments were taken during the , day and ,
to whllo away the time , Thaw , accom
panted by officers , took a ridw h7
trolley to Finhklll village. Thaw attracted
tractod much attention wherever hi
went. H chatted1 with newspaper
roan and was introduced by thorn tea
a number of people. Altogether hi
found bis dor abroad terjr pltataat
BRING GREAT RELIEF TO NEW
YORK AND NEW ENGLAND.
TEN DIE , TWENTY OVERCOME
Rev. Edward V , all.-o-rell , fl Gotham
Pastor , One cf the V.c'.mj C.u. _ c
an Oven , Vtiln i o Relief in iJijir.
Three More Ue.aii , " , .
Now York , Aug. li. Severe ol < c
trlial stormy , au-i-onipamoii by he vy
tain aiul in suiiu * luulunri-a by ( tain
aging showers ol hall , InoKc the boat
wuvo that has bi-ou nlllicUni ; New
York state and the New Knglund
states. The Morm brought great re
llcf I to this city , for during the day
ton deatliK and more than twenty
pro trations were caused by the bent
and excessive humidity. Uven early
in I the day the'hospitals wuro carlnK
for many prostrated.
From all sections of Now Huglnnd
and Now York came reports of damage
ago donu by the storm. At ' Green
Island , near Troy , N. Y. , Mrs. Thomai
McCnbo was killed by lightning.
At Jamestown , N. Y. , the storm was
especially severe , driving suvoral craft
ashore on the lako. Four Hhodc
Island churches were struck by light
Among these killed by the boat In
this city was the Rev. Edward Wai
lace-Neil 1 , pastor of the Protestant
Episcopal 1I church of St. Edward tha
Martyr. I Ho was overcome just after
he 1 bad officiated at the morning serr-
Ice and died within a few minutes.
Three Deaths at Chicago.
Chicago , Aug. 0. Three moro people
ple died as the result of heat pros
trations hero.'At ' 1 p. in. tv shift in
the wind Bent the humidity mark
a'own and halted an increase In tin
heat wavo. The 111 effects of the
previous days wore still apparent ! n
the ' tenement districts , In which sec
tions the mortality among Infants hai
become abnormally high. Because ol
the ' Increased use of water on parka
and private lawns , the water supply
In some sections has dwindled. The
fire ' department authorities hava
ordered proprietors of lumber yards
to keep tholr stock wet down until
the dry spoil is broken.
SWEETHEARTSJJF YOUTH WED
Nebraska Couple Make Up Difference ?
Kingston , N. Y. , Aug. G. The roar
rlagc In this city of George Faulkner ,
sixty-two years old , and Mrs. Sarah 13
Seymour , sixty-one years old , both ol
Schuylor , Neb. , It is learned , was the
culmination ( of a romance begun in
Ulster county morw than forty years
ago. , Faulkner was a native of King
ston and Mrs. Seymour was a native
of Saugerties , twelve miles from hero.
They became engaged In their youth ,
but a lover's quarrel separated them
and each married some one else , Mr.
Faulkner and Mrs. Seymour Svore re
spocttvoly made widower and widow
within three years. tlocontly each
mo'voil to Schuyler , Neb. , and last
week both came east by different
routes. They met on a Hudson rlvoi
steamer and soon oKerward were
Lincoln Statue Committee Named.
Lincoln , Aug.G. _ P. M. Hall of Li -
coin haft announced to Governor Shel
don tbo selection of the following
conlRiltteG-tphave charge of the eroo-
Uon of a statue To Abraham Lincoln :
P. M. Hall , Lincoln , chairman ; Gov
ernor George L , Sheldon , Chancellor
E. Benjamin Andrews , General
Charles P. Manderson , Gurdon W.
Wattles , Dr. H. B. Lowry , Prof. Will-
lam P. Dann and Addlson Walt. Con
trlbutlons are asked' from every citi
zen of the state. It is Intended to
select the best American sculptor and
to make the memorial a fitting one.
Shortage of Teachers In Otoe.
Syracuse , Neb. , Aug. 6. Over 150
teachers are In attendance at the
Otoe county teachers' institute this
week. County Superintendent King
took Issue with the statement of the
state superintendent that there is no
shortage of teachers In Nebraska ,
saying that In Otoo county there was
a shortage of teachers all of last
school year and that thirty teachers
are needed now to fill vacancies ex
isting at this time.
Tornadoes In Custer County.
Lincoln , Aug. G. Reports to Bur
lington railroad headquarters here say
the towns of Dunning and Ansclmo ,
In Ctister county , were visited by tor
nadoes last evening. The Bnrllugton
depot at Dunning was partly wreckejl
and a number of houses damaged.
Similar damage Is reported from An-
solino. So far as known , no one was
seriously Injured. There was a light
fall of rain following the wind.
Girl Killed While Playing With Gun.
Farwell , Nob. , Aug. G. While two
little girls , the daughters of L. p
Hanson , were playing with a gun on
their father's farm , a few miles west
of hero , the gun was accidentally dis
charged' and the ball entered the body
of one of the girls , and she died about
an hour later. Her father was at
Palmer and did not arrive homo until
after the child was dead. The girl
was about eight years of as * .
Tilt COHDITIOHF THE WEATHER
Temperature ( or Twenty-four llrure.
Forecast for Ncur.UK * .
Condition of the weiittinr as record
'd for the twenty-four hours ending
nt S n in today.
I Max tin 11 in OK
Minimum (17 (
Chicago. AtiK. C. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station or the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska us follows :
Ociu'iully fnlr tonight and Friday.
YESTERDAY'S ' BASEBALL RESULTS
At St. Louis First name : R.H.E.
St. Louis . .21000020 1 5 11 2
New York..O 1000100 0 2 G :
Second game : H.ll.IC
St. Louis . . .0040001 1 * G 1) ) 2
Now York . .00010000 0 1 2 0
At Detroit : H.H.K
Detroit 01000301 * 5 G 1
Philadelphia 00000200 1 3 G 3
At Cleveland : R.H.IC
Cleveland .13023201 * 12 14 0
Wash'ton .01000'0 000 1 08
At Chicago : R.II.E
Chicago 0020000 0 2 G 2
Uoston 00200000 1 3 G 1
National League ,
At New York : R.II.E
Cincinnati . .00000000 4 4 S 3
Now York . . 1 4 'J 3
At Lincoln : R.H.E.
Lincoln 0000 10 ' 0 0 * 1 4 1
DC * Mollies..0 0 0 0 o'o 0 0 0 0 G 0
At Sioux Cfty : R.H.E.
Sioux Clty..l 0000000 0 1 2 2
Omaha 00000003 0 3 6 1
At Pueblo : R.H.E
Denver . . .1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 10 4
Pueblo . . .01 004805 * 13 1C 1
STRIKE GENERAL AND EXTENDS
FROM ST. JOHN TO VANCOUVER.
Vancouver , B. C. , Aug. G. A gen
eral strike of the mechanical depart
ment of the Canadian Pacific railway
was Inaugurated throughout the sys
tem. The men employed in the Van
couver shops , numbering ever 200 ,
were the last to go out , leaving work
upon being advised of the action of
the men In the east. The men In the
Canadian Pacific"railroad shops nnd
roundhouses from St. John to Van
couver arc roportcd out. The strikers
allege that the cause of the trouble
was the action of the company In
promulgating the award of the major
ity of the arbitration board without
consulting the union representatives.
Representatives bore decline to dis
cuss the present situation. The com
pany , however , has taken the ground
that the tlmo Is ripe for a readjust
ment of the1 relations between the
moil and' the Canadian Pacific rail
road on account of traffic conditions.
It Is estimated that 12,000 men went
out , the largest number being 2,200
In Montreal and 1,500 here. Two
thousand men left work between Fort
William and Vancouver , nil at the dic
tates of the exocutlvo commltteo.
Even old workmen In line for pen
slons went home , and it seems to be
the most complete tie-up In the his
tory of railway shops In Canada ,
TAFT AT LAWYER ? ' CONYENTJN
Attends Morning Session of Virginia
' " > * Bar Association.
Hot Springs , Va. . . Aug. 6. Candl >
date Taft evld'ehced his Intense Inler
cst in' legal affairs by attending tin
morning session of the Virginia Bar
The address of former Senator
William Lindsay of Kentucky on "The
Man and the Corporation" evoked con
siderable enthusiasm. Mr. Lindsay
pointed out that It was the duty of the
states to remedy what he regarded aa
the present-day evil of corporate su
premacy over the individual. The
states , ho maintained , created the cor
poration nnd it was their duty to con
trol their creatures. This course , he
said , would relieve the federal gov
ernment from interference , which Interferer
terforer ho regarded as not only ol
doubttui constitutionality , but ot
The bar association , at the conclu-
slou of the address of Mr. Lindsay ,
indulged In a spirited discussion ol
the proposition to abolish the old com
mon law system of pleading in the
state for a system based upon tiic
English practice act. Judge Taft gave
evidence of enjoying the sharp discus
sion , which was terminated by re
ferrlng the matter to a commltteo for
consideration until the next annual
meeting of the association.
It was announced hero that Frank
H. Hitchcock , chairman of the Repub
lican national committee , and Arthur
I. Vorys of Ohio would each reach
Hot Springs early next week. It is
expected that at this conference
many campaign matters will be dis
cussed and decisions reached.
Warrant for Broker Dorr.
San Francisco , Aug. G. Frederick
Dorr , the wo.ll known broker , who last
week closed operations on the New
York stock exchange and all his local
offices , Is wanted on a charge of em
bezzlement A warrant was Issued
here for his arrest and it was report
ed to Chief Blggy of the police depart
ment that ho left on a train bound ( or
COMMERCIAL CLUB APPOINTS
LOOK INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA
Because People of Southwest Iowa
Complain of Train Service to DCS
Molnes Commercial Club Contemp
lates Action Against Burlington.
Des MolnoH , la. , Aug. ( i. A com
mittee which has boon named by the
directors of the Dos Molnes Commer
cial club will , It Is announced today ,
Investigate the absorption of other
roads In southwestern Iowa by thu
Burlington. The residents of these
lines complain of Inadequate train ser
vice to Des Molnes. Jerry B. Sullivan
Is chairman of the commltteo.
Legal proceedings for the dissolu
tion of the merger are contemplated.
OCEAN COVERED WITH OIL
Indications Are Petroleum Carrying
Vessel Foundered Near Hattcras.
Philadelphia , Aug. G. Captain Ol
son of the Norwegian steamship Cap-
tnln Bennett , from Jamaica , says that
when north of Capo Hattonis his ves
sel passed through oil floating on thu
surface of the water , covering an area
of more than 100 miles , oxtnndlng In
nil directions , apparently tint cargo
of nn oil carrier which lounderod.
Within the petroleum area the oil hud
etlllcd the surface.
Elks Meet at Waterloo.
Waterloo , la. , Aug. G. The state
convention of Elks opened hero with
several thousands of Elks and other
visitors present. Special trains ar
rived from all over the state , all of
them being gaily decorated. Nine
bands are furnishing music. The race
for the noxX wonvcntlon Is causing
much Interest even at this early point
In the convention. Duliuquc and Keo-
kuk promise tbo tronnoKt llghta for
the place. .lorry B. Sullivan of DCS
Molnes nnd Phil J. Mackoy of Musca-
tine are the most Important candi
dates for prseldont.
SUFFRAGETTESAT OYSTER BAY
Not a Woman Appears at Meeting and
It Is Declared Off.
Oyster Bay , N. Y. , Aug. 0. Thu
suffragette movement , conducted by
the National Progressive Woman
Suffrage union , was lutioduced In
Oyster Bay. Four members of the
union appeared , but met with a down
pour of rain. When the weather had
cleared they took an automobllo and
llung to tbo breeze a banner bearing
the words : "Voles for Women. " They
toured the town , scattering literature
and Informing the villagers tlmt a
meeting would bo held in the evening.
Heading the party was Mrs. B. Bor-
rlmau Wells of London , England. Her
companions wore Dr. Maude Glasgow ,
a Now York physician ; Miss Margaret
Coleman , a woman voter of Denver ,
and Miss Mary Coleman , a Now York
Mrs. Wells , who says she partici
pated in the suffragette demonstra
tions In London , explained that Presi
dent Roosevelt bad been informed
that the women would hold a meoj ;
ing on the corner In. frGht of the gro
cery store over which the executive
olrTces airbed ' ? he ffe 'wYot *
to the president requesllnj ; thatjie re ;
celvo several of the mernUers , but he
sent word Uiat he was too busy to
see tficin ? It was FFiougnT IKar tn ?
suffragettes might go to Sazamori
Uill , notwithstanding , buF dVmhg ths
three hours before their mooting the ?
canvassed the town and did not ven
ture near the president's home.
At 7:30 : p. m. the suffragettes gath
ered before the grocery store , but , to
their evident disappointment , not an
Oyster Bay woman appeared to hear
thorn. A few men were there , bit ,
after a short wait , Mrs. Wells an
nounced that no meeting would be
held. The party took a train for New
York , after saying that they would re
turn and hold a mooting some day
Files Second Suit for Divorce.
Council Bluffs , la. , Aug. G. Mrs.
Nina Spaur has flled suit for dlvorcu
for ' a second time from Marcollas A.
Spaur. They wore married In 1889
and divorced at Knoxvllle , la. , In 1897.
About three years later they were rO'
married In Codicil Bluffs. Mrs. Spaur
makes statutory charges against her
husband nnd also accuses him of In
human and cruel treatment. She asks
divorce and the custody of h r llftoen-
Killed While Trying to Escape.
San Francisco , Aug. G. William F.
English , a private In Company 115 ,
coast artillery , awaiting trial for de
sertion , was shot and killed at the
Presidio while trying to escape.
Kentucky Town Is Burning.
Lexington. Ky. , Aug. G. The town
of Midway , in Woodford county , Is reported -
ported on fire. The flro began in the
warehouse of 3. j. Oreenbaum's dls-
Ullorjr , the flamrs spreading rapidly
until now the northern section of tha
town Is ablaze. Under the heat the
barrels of whisky burst and what was
not consumed by the fire poured into
a branch of the ESkhorn creek nearby.
The whisky on the water quickly
Icultod and the crook became a fiery
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