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I , - ' " , * , I f THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
NOIU-OLK , NJDBUASKA , FIUDAY , APIUL 9. 11)09 ) ,
FRANK RIEHCHOW , LIVING NEAR
NORFOLK , IS JAILED.
USES SHOTGUN ON BERN8TRONG
Trouble Over a ejephone Line Leads
to Serious Affair Southeast of This
City Rlhchow Claims Bernstrong
Slashed His Phone Lino.
Stnnton , Neb , , April 8. Special to
The News : Frank Rlohchow , a far
mer'living southeast of Norfolk In
Stnnton county , was lodged In Jail
here today for shooting his neighbor ,
Otto Bornstrong. Bernstrong wns on
top of n telephone pole when Rloh
chow spied him and shot. Two shots
entered Bornstrong's face but they
did not penetrate deeply. Rlehchow
claims that Borns'trong had cut his
telephone wire Saturday night and
that ho was In the act of repairing
the wire when caught on top of the
polo and shot.
Does Not Deny Shooting ,
Rlehchow does not deny that ho
shot Bornstrong. "Shooting with In
tent to do great bodily Injury , and as
i i sault and battery , " Is the charge. Rich-
chow today pleaded not guilty and hln
trial was sot for April 29.
Rlehchpw's telephone Is on a Ne
braska Telephone company line out
The Rlehchow family claims that
Bernstrong slushed their wire Satur
day night , concealing the break , and
that ho had gone back to repair the
break Monday when found by the
A shotgun was used.
HURRICANE HITS NEW EN6 AND
92-Mile Wind , Highest In Sixteen
Years , Is Reported.
Boston , April 8. The hurricane
from the middle west Is passing over
New England today. The highest
wind velocity that has boon reported
In New England In sixteen years was
reportSd from the Blue Hill observa
tory when the register showed 92
miles nn hour.
. Considerable damage to shipping Is
SANTA FE INGOING DRY
City In New Mexico PaPses Prohibi
Santa Fe , N. M. , , April 8. The cltj
council of Santa Fe last night passed
an ordinance prohibiting all saloons In
tfie city after December 31 , 1909. In
the meantime few will be conducted
HITCHCOCK MUCH WEAKER
Friends of Former Secretary of In
terior Are Alarmed.
Washington , April 8. The friends
of former Secretary of the Interior
Hltchock and former Representative
Bablerk of Wisconsin , who are critic
ally 111 here , are much alarmed over
their condition this afternoon. Botli
have grown perceptibly weaker dur
Ing the day.
Fire Renders 2,000 Homeless. .
Manchester , England , April 8. The
tenement house , district of the southern
ern section of 'the city , covering an
area of nearly a square mile , and oc
cupied mainly by foreigners employee ]
In the cotton mills and shoe factories
was swept by fire today. Fully 2,00 (
persons are rendered homeless. Tin
loss is about $100,000.
Bank Guaranty Law In Texas.
Austin , Tex. , April 8. The lowei
house today passed the bank deposi
CENSUS BILL REPORTED.
La .Follette Will Ask the Senate t <
Consider the BUI Friday.
Washington , April 8. The censui
bill wns today reported to the senate
by Mr. La Follette , who stated tha
he would ask the senate to take it ii ]
for consideration tomorrow.
"Jim Crow" Car Stays.
Jefferson City , Mo. , April 8. Th (
senate committee on railroads toda ;
reported without recommendatloi
Senator Ollverson's "Jim Crow" bill
The committee action foreshadows tin
failure of the measure.
From Maid to Opera Star.
Worchestor , Mass. , April 8. From :
kitchen maid to an operatic star thl
is the remarkable achievement of Mf
dame Olive Fremstad , the prima dor
na , according to Mrs. Charles Ii
Fowler of Springfield , Mass. , wh
claims she Introduced Madame Frerc
stad to fame.
Mrs. Fowler does not like the al
tacks of her one tlmo maid on opor
singers , who marry and bocom
Milwaukee , WIs. , April 8. Ollv
Fremstad , the great Wagnerlan s <
prano , admits quite frankly that sh
was at one tlmo a maid in the en
ploy of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. . Fowlo
formerly of Minnesota , but nt prei
nt of Springfield , Mass. Furthe
more Mme. Fremstad says that she I
rather proud of having done so.
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V./"X'"UKE . AT MESSINA
New Shocrl , \ Recently Destroyed
Messina , April 8. A violent earth
quake was experienced hero last night
nt 9:01 : o'clock. It wns accompanied
by subterranean rumblings. '
Missing Tug Reaches Shore.
Cleveland , O. , April 8. Word wna
reccjved hero today that the tug
flcorgo Flood , with seven men aboard ,
reported missing Wednesday , , arrived
nafuly nt Falrport harbor , thlity miles
east of here , late In the day after n
hard Htrugglo with tlio wind and sea.
While the storm of Wednesday upon
Lake Erlo waB ono of the most seVere
In years , yet little actual damage wns
EIGHT DEAD IN DETROIT STORM
Three Men Attempt to Cross River In
Rowboat and Drown ,
Detroit , April 8. A least eight per
sons lost their lives In th6 storm that
visited Detroit and Michigan yester
day. Three men attempted to croos
the Detroit river In a rowboat and
wore drowned. At Jennings three
young men were killed by being caught
upon a wall blown down by the wind.
Forged Shallenberger's Name. '
St. Joe , April 8. Patrick A. Maloney -
lonoy , aged fifty years , of Elwood ,
Neb. , a bridegroom of a week , having
married Mrs. .lunette Saxton of St.
Joe , was arrested hero yesterday try
ing to pass a check alleged to bo bo
gus , signed with the name of Governor
Shallenbergor of Nebraska. Maloney
refused to make a statement. He had
one cent when searched.
New Floht on Yerkes Estate.
New York , April 8. Underground
Electric Railway of London , limited ,
has begun a general creditors' suit for
a distribution of the estate of Charles
T. Yerkes In New York , and Judge
Henry G. Ward on Monday appointed
Harrington Putnam of the law firm of
Wing , Putnam & Burllngham , tem
porary receiver. An order to show
cause why the receivership should not
be made permanent was made return
able on Friday morning of this week.
NEW YORK KILLS
GOVERNOR HUGHES' PET MEASURE -
URE GOES TO DEFEAT. '
AFTER A STORMY NIGHT SESSION
The Measure Providing for Direct
Nominations In New York Was Defeated -
feated In the Assembly Judiciary
Committee In Early Morning.
Albany , N. Y. , April 8. Governor
Hughes' plan for direct nominations
embodied in the Hlnman-Green bill
was repudiated by the assembly judi
ciary committee after a stormy ses
sion last night , which lasted well into
the morning hours , and the committee
today reported the bill adversely to
the assembly where Its defeat Is con
Instead the Republican organization
proposes to support the primary bill
of Assemblyman J. S. Phillips , which
amends the general election law rela
tive to the conduct of primaries by
requiring primaries In those rural lo
calities where no official primaries are
now held. It Is required that prl-
marles shall not be held through
August except In presidential years
and that the polls shall be opened
from noon till 7 p. m.
MISSOURI TO AMEND OPTION LAW
Will Allow Citles'of bver 1,000 to Vote
Jefferson City , Mo. , April 8. The
house today passed a bill amending
the local option law so as to allow
separate votes on the subject In cities
of 1,000 population. It Is said the
measure will pass the senate.
South Dakota News.
License won at Huron by over 200
Bodies of two boys drowned In Vermillion -
million river are still missing.
Alfred Helgeson , a pioneer Vermll-
lion druggist , died In Colorado while
In search of health.
Arthur Tobln escaped from the
Yankton asylum , stole a horse and
was captured at Sioux Falls.
Judge Carland , of the United States
court , has granted discharges from
bankruptcy in the cases of the follow
ing South Dakota people anti firms :
Isaac A. Allen , Faulkton ; August C
Stoxey , Bowdle ; Judson M. Doyeny ,
Watertown ; Frances O. Brannon
Clark ; John Booth , Forestvllle ; Mor
gan Keith and Huzen Keith , as In
dlvlduals and as co-partners , Aher
deen ; Herman D. Seastrand , Colton ;
Ira Vaughn Cutts , Ethan ; George Cro
ford Bray , Sioux Falls ,
The State Association of Farmers
Elevators has retained the law firm ol
Kean & Lawson at Woonsocket tc
represent It In an action In Llncolr
county against the Milwaukee & St
r-1 Paul railroad , to test the validity o :
is J the reciprocal demurrage law passet
by the legislature of 1907.
DRUNK WHEN HIS
NO , WAS CALLED
OVERLOAD OF BOOZE COST LAND-
WINNER HIS HOMESTEAD.
HAD MOVED FAMILY TO GREGORY
No. 151 , When His Number Was Call-
' cd , Was Gloriously Drunk and , Not
Being on Hand to Flic/ / Lost His
Chance In Trlpp County.
Gregory , S. D. , April 8. Sneclul to
The 'News : Numbers up to fiOO were
called today In the Trlpp county filing
and all but eighteen responded and
) lckedv farms. Only forty-nine out of
IOO failed to appear. One man died
and his widow was granted the right
0 file but could not on account of
1 sick child. One man lost his money
) y leaving It under his pillow at Dal-
as and failed to get back In time to
file. Another got drunk and failed to
t In.x Ho Is here with his family
and his misstep cost them dearly as
well as himself.
The Gregory State bank became a
latlonal bank with $5,000 capital on
Monday and Tuesday was designated
U. S. depository. It starts out with
over $300,000 in footings.
The homesteads selected have fol-
owed a line toward the northwest
which Is the line of the Northwestern's
supposed extension which will prob
ably be made this summer. . The bulk
ofNthe selections are around Wltten
The line of homestead filers con-
; lnues almost without a break from
9 o'clock in the morning until 4 in the
afternoon. At the present rate the
first 1,000 that drew will exhaust the
desirable land In Tripp county that
Is left unallotted as from the best
estimates made there la not to exceed
1,000 good desirable quarter sections
open for filing. The government sur
veyors arrived this week and have
moved their outfit out to Wltten and
will complete that survey as soon
ns possible as there are a great many
business men awaiting the comple
tlon of the surveying and will at once
erect buildings and begin business.
A force of fifty men are now workIng -
Ing on the new government building
here. It will be pushed to completion
as rapidly as possible.
W. Bridgman sold his Interest
In the Homestead Land company to
Karl Leslie of Carlock. Mr. Bridgman
will move to the new town of Wltten
on the Cottonwood In the west part
of Tjlpp county and will open up a
land office and start up the Tripp
County Index which was the first
paper printed In Trlpp county.
ROO'EVELT SENDS STATEMENT
Commends Work Being Done With
Lumber Sent by America.
Rome , April 8. Just before , hls 'de
parture on the steamer Admiral for
Mombasa , Ex-President Roosevelt
wrote the following message to the
American people :
"Before leaving'Messina I desire to
say that I am sure the American people
ple do not realize the splendid work
that Is being done at Messina and Reg-
gllo with the lumber sent from the
United States. I have visited the
American camp and seen 250 houses
already commenced and arrangements
have been perfected for the rapid con
struction of 1,250 more. The whole
work , which Is under the general di
rection of Ambassador Grlscom , has
been organized and perfected by Lieu
tenant Commander Belknap , with the
assistance of Lieutenant Buchanan ,
Ensigns Wllcox and Spofford , Dr. Don-
elson , Paymaster Rogers , forty en
listed men of our navy and a number
of stalwart American carpenters. In
addition there is a fine group of Amerl
cans , such ns J. Elliott , Winthrope
Chandler , J. Bush and R. Hale , who are
giving their time and energies to help
the philanthropic work. I wish to
say I consider the American people
deeply Indebted to each and every one
of these men. I cannot exaggerate
the pleasure It-gave me to see the of
fleers and enlisted men of our navy
adapting themselves to strange and
unexpected circumstances and per
forming with ability and thorough
good will this most difficult task. Our
nation can well be proud of them. "
Mexican Congress to Spend Millions
Mexico City , April 8. The annual
budget to the national congress car
rles more than $3,000,000 for n new
national theater , $4,900,000 for educa
tlonal purposes , $11,500,000 for Im
proving Irrigation facilities and the
water system of the federal district
and $1,000,000 for a monument to com
memorate the one hundredth anniver
sary of Mexican independence next
Launch Boat For Wellman Trip.
Chrlstlanla , Norway , April 8. A 300
ton schooner for the North Pole ex
pedition under Walter Wellman , was
launched here yesterday. It will betaken
taken to Spitsbergen In May.
Chicago Shipping Tied Up.
Chicago , April 8. Ten thousand ma
rine engineers , firemen , oilers and
wntertendors and hands went en strike
by a vote taken last night and the
opening of navigation on the Great
Lakes Is threatened with n complete
tie up , the strike being on the refusal
of the ship owners to recognize the
marine engineers' union
Weaton Reaches Mansfield ,
Mansfield , O. , April 8. Edward Pay-
son Weston renched here todny , Af
ter a lecture tonight ho probably will
leave for Bollovilc , n forty-mile
hike. Tomorrow ho will go to Fru-
mont , eighteen miles from BtOlovue ,
and Saturday will roach Toledo where
ho will spend Sunday.
Weslon says ho Is In good iondl
FAMOUS A.QTRESS FINALLY SlJc-
CUMBSJTO LONG ILLNESS.
A WELL KNOWN TRAGEDIENNE
At Her Island HometBay City , Orange
County , California , the Noted Polish
Actress Died at 1 O'clock Thursday
Los Angeles , April 8. Mme. Helena
Madjesku , the famous Polish tragedi
enne and one of the most noted ac-i
tresses of the American stage'died at
1 o'clock today , at her Island home ,
Buy City , Orange county , at the age
of sixty-five , after an Illness of about
; wo months.
For several days she had been un
conscious. Brlght's disease , compli
cated with heart trouble , was termed
the cause of her death.
Helena Modjeska was born at Car-
cow , Poland , October 12 , 1844. She
made her stage debut at Bochnla , Po
land , In 18C1 , and soon became the
leading actress In her native country.
In 1868 she married Charles Bozenta
Chlapowskl , a compatriot.
Her first appearance In an English
play was in San Francisco in 1877 in
Adrlenne Lecouvreur , followed by a
starring tour throughout the United
States. She returned to this country
after two London engagements and
played leading Shakespearian parts ,
Camllle , Mary Stuart , etc. Tuestln ,
Gal. , was her permanent home.
MAN MAKING INTERNATIONAL
TROUBLE , GRAVELY SICK.
WOUNDS OPEN SOME DISTANCE
Scars Left as Result of Surgical Oper
ations Performed in Berlin , Gape
Open and His Condition Is Consid
ered Undoubtedly Grave.
Fort De France , April 8. Clprlano
Castro became suddenly 111 today. He
complained of severe pain In the ab
domen , and It was apparent his suf
fering was real. The scar left by the
operations performed in Berlin opened
for a distance of several centimeters ,
and his condition undoubtedly Is
CASTRO MUST GET OFF THE MAP
The French Government Decides to Ex
pel Him From Martinique.
' Paris , April 8. The French govern
ment decided to expel Clpriano Castro ,
the former president of Venezuela ,
from the French Island of Martinique ,
on the ground that his presence there
Is likely to foment a revolution In
This decision followed consideration
of a cablegram from M. Jusserand , the
French ambassador at Washington ,
giving an account of his conference
with Secretary of State Knox. The
decree of expulsion will be communi
cated to Castro immediately , through
the prefect of Fort De France , where
Castro now Is. It Is presumed here
that the government of t\\ \ < * United
States , which initiated the exchanges
with foreign governments to prevent
Castro from establishing headquarters
close to the Venezuelan coast , will
prevent him from making his way to
the mainland on a sailing vessel.
This course will leave Castro the al
ternative of taking refuge on one of
the Danish West Indies or returning
to Europe. The French line steamer
Versailles touched at Fort De Franco
April 1 on her way back to Europe.
New Venezuelan Consul in N. Y.
NewTfork , April 8. The Venezuelan
consulate general's homo was turned
over by ex-President Castro's appoln
tee to his successor , named by Presl
dent Gomez. A sharp and possibly
prolonged contest was anticipated over
this office but within a few mtnute'e
time the waiter was ampllcably settled
Mr. Bolet , who was treasurer of the
million dollar1 junta that had for Us ob
ject the fitting out of an expedition tc
overthrow Castro when he was presi
dent , said that his latest advices from
Venezuela Indicate that Castro has no
a shred of popularity left In that coun
try. Mr. Belot said that the arms aiu
ammunition purchased by the junta hai
been taken off Us hands by tin
Gomez administration and the juntr
thus had been able to redeem all th
bonds upon which U raised ncarl
OLD FASHIONED CON VENTIONS TO
NAME JUDICIAL CANDIDATES.
RESULT OF DONOHOE MEASURE.
Governor Shallenbcrgcr Vetoes Appro-
prtatlops for Experimental Stations
In Western Nebraska "Wets" Gained -
ed More than "Drys. "
Lincoln , Neb. , April 8. Hy reason of
ho effect brought about by the Dono-
oo non-partisan judiciary bill just
asscd , there will bo no primary elcc-
lens In the state this fall. Instead
ho parties will hold their state con-
tmtions and select candidates for tlio
upromo court on the state tickets in
bout the same fashion In vogue prior
o the passage of the direct primary
Governor Vetoes Appropriations.
Governor Shnllonbcrger has vetoed
he Items of ? 15,000 and $5,000 for ox-
crimcntal stations In western No-
ruslva. The governor reduced the
general appropriation bill $73,000 , the
argest Item being $40,000 for the Stnto
"Wets" Gained Most Towns.
Additional election returns show :
Wet Cook , Columbus , Superior ,
Randolph , Button.
Dry Ponca , Betrand , Hlldreth ,
Stromsburg , Mason City. .
Thus far reports show sixty-four
owns "wet" and fifty-two "dryFour -
eon changed from dry to wet and nine
vet to dry.
Nebraska Guards to Form Brigade.
Adjutant General Hartlgan has or
dered that the Nebraska National
; uard shall be formed into a brigade of
, wo regiments and that an election be
icld to elect a brigadier general. Col
onel Storch of the First regiment Is
the only candidate at present. The
order Is Issued In accordance with a
aw recently passed by the legislature.
Simmons Lands Job.
E. C. Simmons , formerly of Central
City , has been appointed secretary of
.ho state city education board. He
was , principal of the Central City
schools twenty-five years and Is a
Populist. He succeeds Dana Dobson
who held the place eight years.
Donal Price of Fairbury was appoint
ed first assistant secretary.
John Sharp Williams University Orator
Lincoln , April 8. John Sharp Wil
liams , former minority leader In the
lower house of congress , has accepted
the Invitation to deliver the com
mencement address on June 10 before
the University of Nebraska.
Game With Ames Off.
Lincoln , April 8. Inability by the
managers to agree upon a date , has re-
ulted In the final abandonment of the
negotiations for the annual football
game between Nebraska university
and Iowa Agricultural college of Ames ,
a contest usually one of the most
spectacular In Missouri valley con
ference circles. Denver university
will be taken on. i
Governor Issues Statement.
Lincoln , Neb. , April 8. Governor
Shallenber er has issued the following
Senate file No. 283 Is a regulatory
amendment to the present Slocum law
which has stood for twenty-five years
upon our statute books as an example
of reasonable liquor legislation for the
state. The Slocum law was passed at
a time when public opinion was ex
cited upon the liquor question much as
at present , and because of the fact
that It was a decided step In advance
of anything before enacted It has re
mained Intact through the years past
as a model of reformatory legislation.
The tide of further limitation and re
striction of the liquor traffic has re
cently risen so high that a great many
states have lately taken action upon
it , some enacting county and others
state wide prohibition. Nebraska
through this amendment has elected
to apply further restriction to the
liquor traffic by limiting the time that
liquor may be sold to those hours
universally .admitted to be the least
objectionable of the twenty-four.
The plan proposed In this amend
ment for the entire state has been
tried In the capital city of Lincoln ,
and both "wets" and "drys" alike
commend Its effect. Business thrives
in this city , and the hotels and places
of amusement claimed most to be af
fected are being continually Im
proved , and continue crowded with pa
It is admitted upon all sides that in
this city It has had the effect of elim
inating much of public rancor from
the liquor question.
This amendment has much opposi
tion in the two O malms because busi
ness men are fearful that It will af
fect trade and commerce adversely ,
and for the further reason that It
limits to a certain extent the policy
of "homo rule" upon this matter. 1
believe , however , that experience will
justify the law , and that our largo
cities will find that their prosperity
does not depend jn any way upon two
or three extra hours for the sale of
liquor. If the law Is as wholesome In
Its effect as I believe It will be It will
give solid standing ground for those
who believe in strict regulation as the
best way to handle this question.
Court In Session at Pierce ,
Pierce , Nob. , April 8. Special tc
The News : Judge Welch convened
'court hero yesterday. The equity
docket Is light The jury term begins
Monday , April 12. The cases of the
State vs. Hammer ! ) ' , alleged navy deserter
sorter and burglar ; and that against
Shaffer of Foster , charged with lar
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twonty. our Hours ,
Forecast for Nebraska.
Condition of the wuuthei as record
ed foi the twenty-four hours ending
nt n q a ) today
Average , , , , , ; u
Barometer , no.HO
Chicago , April 8. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair 'tonight and Friday. Rising
Sun KOtn 0:23. : rlsert 5'J : ( ) ; moon rises
0:2r : > p. m. : 11 n. m. . conjunction bo-
twcon plnnotR VOUUK and Saturn , Ve
nus pMs.slnj , ' from west to east of Sat
urn , 1 degree north thereof.
. , , , , , , , ,
- -,11 | 1 - k- -
cony , will go over because of absence
of witnesses. The old land case of
Kollernmn vs. Chllvers , which has
been tried here several times and once
In the state supreme court , will bo
Wayne Greets Legislative Committee.
Wayne , Neb. , April 8. The commit
tee which has engineered the sale of
the Wayne normal school to the state
were given a lively reception when
they returned homo , the greeting beIng -
Ing under the auspices of the Commer
Judge NeVllle Is Dead.
North Platte , Neb. , April 8. Word
has just reached hero of the death last
Sunday at Douglas , Wyo. , of Judge
William Neville , formerly of this
place , ex-supromo judge of Nebraska
and ex-congrcssmnn from the Sixth
Nebraska district. Judge Novlllo was
elected to the supreme bench In 1890
and three years later was sent to con
gress as a Populist , serving two terms.
He removed .to Douglas six years ago.
Death resulted from apoplexy. '
"Wets" Win at Valentine.
Valentino , Neb. , April 8. Special to
The News : The "wets" won out In
the city election by having the whole
citizens' ticket elected by a twenty-one
majority , W. S. Jackson , B. C. Daven
port and George Elliot being the three
REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION IN
HOuSE IS SPLIT UP.
TEA AND COFFEE ON FREE LIST.
Speaker Cannon Loses Out on Ruling
Trying to Prevent Further Amend
ments to Oil Schedule "Insurgents"
Washington , April 8. Yesterday was
a bad day for the Republican organiza
tion of the house. By a coalition be
tween some Republican "insurgents"
and Democrats , the ways and means
committee wns bowled over and the
advocates of free crude oil and Its
products won a signal victory when
an amendment by Mr. Norrls of Ne
braska displacing the insignificant
duty of one per centum on those arti
cles was reported by a substantial ma
j After a discussion the chairman's
ruling that amendments could not be
, offered to the oil schedule other than
the one covered by the special rule of
last Monday and which provides for
removal of the countervailing duty
to crude petroleum and applying an
ad valorem duty of 25 per cent , was
overturned , and not even after it was
appealed by the speaker , In nn en
deavor to rally the Republican forces ,
was their force sufficient to stem the
tide avowedly against the Standard
Oil company. By a practically unani
mous vote the , countervailing duty
went out ns the committee "had recom
On all other propositions , the com
mittee was sustained.
The barley schedule ran the gaunt
let without change.
Teas and coffees wore placed on the
OIL TRUST ABUSED.
Greatly Maligned Company , Says At
St. Louis , April 8. John G. Mllburn
the senior counsel of the Standard Oi
company in the suit of the governmen1
to have the great corporation dissolved
as a violator of the Sherman act , now
being argued before the full bench o
the United States circuit court of this
district , resumed his narrative of the
early history 'of the Standard Oil com
It is Mr. Milburn's contention tha
the big defendant has been a greatl }
maligned corporation and charged will
all manner of commercial evils , whereas
as , as a matter of fact , It had beoji the
nation's greatest developer of not on ! )
local , but foreign commerce. No com
pany had been so persistent In carry
Ing American products to the fou
quarters and far away corners of the
globe as had the Standard Oil , ho do
Lovelorn Couple Suicide.
Keokuk , Iowa , April 8. Leuvlm
notes telling of a suicide pact , Her
man Bartlett and Belva Pug Jolnei
hands and jumped into the Mlsslsslpp
- river nt Alexandria , Mo.
WHEAT GOT UP TO
BUT CLOSED A CENT OFF FROM
TRADING SHIFTS TO JULY OPTION
'Jot ' In Years Have the Sensational
Scones Been Witnessed on tlio
Board of Trade In Chicago That
Marked Yesterday and Today ,
Chicago , April 8. May wheat agnjn
stabllsiied n now high record today ,
otiuhlng $1,20 % , but closing over n
out off from this. ,
July contracts In which the bulk
f the trading IB now done , advanced
o $1.129i$1.12 % .
On the Chicago board of trade , to
se the language of ono of the biggest
porators , "everyone Is 'bull crazy. ' "
Never In the history of the wheat
It has there existed such a condition
f affairs as holds at the present tlmo.
over has there boon such a wild
crumble to buy , buy , buy and then
my some more. May wheat or July
vheat , It matters not ; It all looks alike
o the fren/.lcd crowd which desires a
ino of wheat In anticipation of a ralso
n prices of the commodity. It mat
ers not to this frenzied crowd of
myers that prices already are high ,
hat they are oven now reaching to-
vard a higher level than they have In
"It's going up and up and up ! Get
iboard the band wagon , " Is the cry.
James A. Patten , out of his long
ino of May wheat , just to keep the
) rlces from skyrocketing and from go
ng to too high a figure , dumped ono
nllllon bushels of May wheat In the
Fought to Buy the Surplus.
Like a school of hungry trout rising
o the fly , brokers gobbled up this ono
million bushels. It was all sold in
ess than it takes to tell about It. Men
'ought , fought like madmen , to get a
slice of this wheat. They crowded
ind they pushed and they shoved ;
they battered hats and they toro cloth-
ng In their efforts to buy wheat. The
irlce was a secondary consideration.
They wanted wheat. Some of tlio
crowd got It , others were disappointed.
Practically every man In the country
who takes a flyer In wheat Is a bull
now. There are a few bears , but they
ire not many. Thuy aro2becomlng s ore
and more scarce as the days go by. The
farmer , the banker , the storekeeper '
all are bulls. They believe that the
highest price has not been reached
by any means. They are looking for
more advances from day to day.
The reason for all of this frenzy ?
Patten and existing conditions.
Conditions Also Are Responsible.
When James A. Patten started his
Igantlc deal In May wheat , a deal
compared to which all other deals on
the Chicago board of trade fade Into
Insignificance a deal which unless
unforeseen circumstances come to
pass , will net Patten and his associates
millions of dollars when James A.
Patten started this deal he did not dose
so without having carefully studied
conditions. He believed that there
was a shortage of grain In the United
States. He staked his millions upon
the strength of these convictions. He
gambled. And results have shown
Lhat the Patten convictions were
based on the rock of truth.
Men who know the wheat market
and who watch not only prices but the
conditions which make prices on the
Chicago board will tell you some
things In language about like the fol
The country has bought wheat on
the backward spring and upon the
poor growing weather ; upon the fact
that In many localities the plant has
the appearance of having been "win
ter killed ; " that in some points In the
cenarl state and generally throughout
the southwest , the cash grain situa
tion Is a strong factor ; that In the
southwest millers are In an unenviable
position because they do not know
where their wheat for milling pur
poses Is coming from ; that In many
parts of Kansas price cuts no figure
In the market , for the wheat Is not to
be had ; that the spring Is backward
and that warm weather is badly need
ed ; that the farmers are holding their
wheat In anticipation of even greater
New Fairfax Rural Carrier.
Washington , April 8. The following
rural carriers have been appointed In
South Dakota : Chamberlain , No. 1 ,
Clarence Ednrm , carrier ; Walter Dar-
ma , substitute ; Fairfax , No. 1 , Thos.
O. Conwny , carrier ; J. E. Beagle , sub
Freight Wreck Near Aberdeen.
Aberdeen , S. D. , April 8. The west
bound freight on the Milwaukee road
was wrecked at Java , seventy-eight
miles west of Abecdeen , and the con
ductor and two tramps injured. The
accident was caused by a broken car
wheel. Sixteen cars left the track de
laying traffic till the .wreckage can bo-
Long Dream Realized ,
Chicago , April 8. Direct connection
between Chicago and Now York by
trolley became a reality nt 9:45 : o'clock
last evening , when a two-car train
pulled into Pullman over the tracks
of the Kensington & Eastern railroad ,
completed less then , fifteen minutes
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