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THE WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
° //n NORFOLK , NEBHASKA , Flit DAY , MAY 7 , 1'JOl ' )
HELL HOUND TRIES
TO BURN PLAINVIEW
FIRE SET IN CHURCH AT MID
NIGHT , IN 60-MILE GALE.
ROPE ON FIRE BELL WAS CUT
NEW METHODIST CHURCH AND
TWO HOUSES DESTROYED.
ENTIRE TOWN SEEMED DOOMED
MEN PROSTRATED BY HEAT , WOMEN -
MEN FAINTED AWAY.
40 SMALL FIRES GOT STARTED
CHURCH , BROKEN INTO , SOAKED
HEROIC BATTLE 4 1-2 HODRS
Burning Embers Were Carried to All
Parts of Town The Church Was In
the Northwest Corner of Town ,
Where Fire Could Spread.
Plalnvlow , Neb. , May G. Special to
The NOWB : The most dastardly case
of fiendish Incendiarism ever known
in northern Nebraska resulted In the
burning of the Methodist church , the
Methodist parsonage , the homo of E.
N. Alderman and a shod conected with
the Davidson livery barn early this
morning , caused the starting of forty
other smaller fires all over the town ,
and for four and a half hours , In the
slxty-mllo gale , threatened destruction
to the entire city of Plainvlew , , . *
Fiend Sets Church Afire.
An unknown fire fiend broke the
front doors of the Methodist Episcopal
church open after midnight , went to
the basement of the building , saturat
ed It presumably with gasoline , applied
a match and retired to watch the en
tire city of Plainvlew wiped off the
may by flames. The church Is In the
northwest corner of town. Frame
. dwellings stood on either side of It.
The sixty-mile gale was from the
northwest and In the teeth of this
tremendous wind the firebug had rea
son to believe that no power on earth
could check the sweep of the red
sheets of flame.
Cut Fire Bell Rope.
And on top of setting the fire , the
hell-hound who tried to burn Plain-
view diabolically'cut the rope to the
fire bell so that no alarm could be
given. Men climbed to the top of the
fire tower and gave the alarm by
Firemen and Citizens Fight Heroically.
And but for the fact that firemen
and citizens of Plainvlew worked like
Trojans for four and a holf solid hours
In the middle of the night , battling
against an almost hopeless fight , and
but for the splendid manner In which
the waterworks worked , Plainvlew
probably would bo a heap of ashes to
c.n day.By the most difficult kind of work in
face of wind and flre , the flames were
finally checked , after they had de
stroyed the church and two homes.
Men Prostrated , Women Faint.
Men were prostrated by the heat
and women fainted away In the In
tense excitement and nerve strain of
the flro. Morton Taylor was prostrat
ed by the heat and Mrs. Bruce Slrea
fainted. Many other men were com
pletely exhausted by the long strain ,
Some cut their hands on glass and
many burned their hair and eyebrows ,
but none was seriously hurt.
New $15,000 Church.
The Methodist church , which was
completely burned , was a now struc
ture , having been built about two
years ago and dedicated only last
year. It was a frame building and was
worth , with the church furniture In
side , about $15,000. There was a debt
of $2,000 still on the church , but It
was Insured for $8,000.
The parsonage , occupied by the pas
tor , Rev. Mr. Goodell , was totally de
stroyed. It was worth probably $2,000 ,
and was partly Insured. Mr. Goodo'l
saved about half his furniture and
' Mr. Alderman's house , on the othei
side , was gutted completely , the walls
alone remaining. The firemen prac
tlcally tore off the root to get at the
( lames. It was worth $2,000 , and was
partly Insured. '
Three streams of water and wet
blankets saved the day at last.
/ Fire Carried to Livery Barn.
The wind carried burning embers to
the Davidson livery barn , just north of
the Grand hotel , and a shed caught
lire. It was extinguished.
Forty Other Flrea.
Burning shingles were carried like
kites through the atmosphere to all
parts of town , starting about forty
other fires In homes and business
buildings , but these were easily put
Asked for Help.
Help from the Norfolk , Crelghton
and Osmond fire departments was
asked , but soon It was scon that the
local firemen had the flames under
control and the outsiders did not
It Is supposed that this flro is the
outcome of the recent bitter prohibi
tion fight waged here. Somebody , ap
parently , determined to burn the town
because of that fight.
Plainvlew went "dry" at the recent
MADISON DEPUTY GAME WARDEN
VISITS CRYSTAL LAKE.
WATCHMAN WILL GUARD RESORT
Too Many Sioux City Sportsmen Have
Been Fishing and Hunting at Crysta
Lake Without a State License , anc
the Habit Must Stop.
Madison , Neb. , May G. Special tc
The News : Deputy Game Warden J
B. Donovan returned home from Crys
tal lake resort , near Dakota City ,
where ho has been several days laying
plans to safeguard the game laws
against , Iowa's Jawless citizens , wha
nsist on fishing in Crystal lake with
out a state license and In violation of
the state game laws.
He reports that a gun club of sev
only-five members was organized and
the club has appointed one of theh
number at a salary of $75 per month
during the game season to see that the
game laws are strictly enforced , such
person to be appointed a special game
warden for that locality.
MISSOURI HAS INSANE SCANDAL
Assistant Physician Says Patients are
St. Joseph , Mo. , May G. In resign
ing his position as assistant physician
of State Hospital for the Insane No. I
hero today , Dr. T. E. Graham gave as
a reason that the patients are subject
ed to gross outrages on the part of the
attendants , with the knowledge of Su
perintendent W. F. Kuhn.
He offers to give names and dates II
the board of managers desires them :
There are nearly 2,000 patients In the
hospital , which Is the largest asylum
for the Insane In Missouri.
BATTLESHIP ATNEW ORLEANS
The Mississippi Passes Through th <
Narrows In Safety.
Now. Orleans , May G. The battle
ship Mississippi lifted her anchors and
entered South pass at 3 a. m. today
With an qld Mississippi river pilot or
board , the trip through the narrows
was made In safety and without Incl
dent. The big vessel Is due at the
naval wharf here at about 1 o'clocli
AMERICANS MAYBE IN PRISO *
Ship Captain and Crew , Long Though !
Lost , May be Found.
Kingstown , St. Vincent. B. W. I. , Maj
G. It may be that Captain Collli
Stephenson and crow , of the Amer
lean whaling ship Carrie D. Knowles
long since thought to have been los
at sea , are still alive In a Venezuela !
An American seaman , who gives th <
name of Payne , an escaped prisonei
Kingstown , where he laid before thi
from Venezuela has made his way tc
authorities an astounding story of thi
seizure of the Carrie D. Knowles at i
Venezuelan port , whore she arrlvec
five years ago In distress , and the In
carceratlon by the Venezuelans of thi
captain and his men.
So convinced are the authorltlei
hero that there Is truth In Payne' !
story that they have taken down hi ;
full statement and have already takei
steps looking to a speedy and thor
ough Investigation of the case.
On January 29 , 1904 , the Carrie E
Knowles sailed from Provlncotown
Mass. , on a whaling voyage. Her car
tain was Colltn Stephenson , and hei
first mate , H , A. Martin. In addition
she carried a crew of about a dozei
men. The vessel was supposed to hav <
been lost In a West Indian storm , witl
KIDNAPER IS i
FOUND GUILTY 1
JURY WAS OUT ONLY FIFTEEN
MINUTES ON CASE.
WILLIE WHITLA IDENTIFIED MAN.
"That Is the Man , " Said Willie Whltla ,
When Asked If He Could Identify
the Man Who Took Him .From His
Home Last March.
Mercer , Pa. , May 6. WillieWhltla ,
on the witness stand In the trial of
James II. Doyle , his alleged abductor ,
today pointed his linger at the defen
dant ns the latter sat In the prisoner's
uox and said with a posltlvcness that
could not be denied :
'Tha.t ' Is the 'man. "
He had been asked If he could point
out the man who took him away from
Sharon last March and'hls answer was
given without the slightest hesitation.
Hundreds crowded the fr.all build
ing serving for a temporary court
nouse when court convened this mornIng -
Ing and the doors were ordered lock
ed to prevent a possible disaster from
overcrowding. When court convened ,
counsel for Boyle entered a plea of
nolo contendro or. a refusal to offer
After being out fifteen minutes the
jury returned a verdict of guilty as
Mercer , Pa. , May G. James H ,
Boyle , charged with the abduction ol
Willie Whltla of Sharon , Pa. , was-
placed on trial at 3:45 : o'clock yes'ter
day afternoon. When court adjourned
one hour later a Jury composed most
ly of farmers had been selected ten *
porarlly. It Is believed the trial will
bo concluded before the end of the
The prosecution secured the follow
Ing statement :
"Holy Family Church , Chicago. OE
the fourth day of February , 1905 , 1
united In bonds of matrimony Edward
bhaeffer and Anna McDermott In this
city , In the presence of John Butlei
and Mary Middleman , dispensation bl
differing religious belief having beer
sustained. G. A. Gonzer , S. J. "
Rev. Father Gonzer Is now station
ed at Toledo and the prosecution made
an effort to have him come here tc
try to Identify Mrs. Boyle as the
woman he had married to Shaeffer , but
he positively declined to come.
Believing that they could show thai
Mrs. Boyle was not legally married
to Boyle the prosecution has had hoi
summoned as a witness for the state
against Boyle. But the refusal of the
priest to attempt the woman's Identl
flcatlon has put a stop to the effort.
LSKE ERIE BEHAVtS WHHBU
Water Rises and Falls Violently ; Boat :
Banged on Rocks.
Buffalo , N. Y. , May G. Lake Erie
has been exhibiting a weird behavloi
since midnight and has risen and
fallen several times In a manner th'at
old mariners along the water front say
has never before been known.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock this morn
Ing the water rose from four to five
feet. Then the water began going
out of the harbor wltn a rush. It went
down so rapidly that the boats in the
blackwell canal and along the rlvei
were banged hard against their docks
SOCIALIST EDITOR GUILTY
Editor of "Appeal to Reason , " Con
vlcted of Misusing Malls.
Fort Scott , Kan. , May G. Fred D ,
Warren , business manager of the Ap
peal to Reason , a socialist publication
charged by the government with send
ing scurrilous and defamatory mat
ter through the malls , was this after
noon found guilty by a jury in the
federal court uere.
An appeal will he taken.
INTERURBAN LINE IN DAKOTI
160 Miles of Electric Road to be Bull !
Out of Sioux City.
Pierre , S. D. , May G. Articles of In
corporation were filed here today foi
the South Dakota Interurban Rallwaj
company with headquarters at Center
vllle , and a capital of $1,000,000.
It Is proposed to construct 160 miles
of road from Sioux City , la. ; to BIJoi
Hills , S. D.
Von Buelow to Resign.
Berlin , May 6. The Neue Gesselles
chaftllche correspondence which has
excellent official sources of Informa
tlon , announces that Chancellor Vor
Buelow intends to resign before the
Whltsuntlndl recess , until the flnan
clal reform plans of the goVernmenl
are adopted. The emperor will re
turn here on May 23 , but the chancel
lor will have an audience with him as
soon as possible after that date in or
der to hand In his resignation , whlcl
he will Insist must bo accepted.
Prince Von Buelow's decision , It li
understood , grows out of the nctioi
of the finance committee of the Retch
stag , which a few days ago voted Ir
favor of taxing the accrued values o :
real estate between ono sale and an
other as a subject for the govern
ment's proposed death duties anc
showed opposition In other ways t <
the government's tax plans.
CONDITION OF THE WEAIHER
_ _ _
'Temperature for " "vvctity-foui Hoi r
Forecast foi Mebraaka
Condition of ( he * athfi tie rwetirri
od tot tb twenty-foui bourn Coding
nl s n m today'
Barometer < 29.7G
Chicago , May G. The bulletin Issued -
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday ; warmer
Friday , and west portion tonight.
Sun ROtR ( i.r : > 7. rl" i n - < : -l7 ; uioon risen
8:20 : p. m.
GIVES $25,000 ,
TO AID PEACE
FIRST MATERIAL FRUIT OF NA
CHICAGO SWEDISH CONSUL GIVES
This Sum Is Given to Northwestern
University to be Used to Found a
Series of Lectures and Encourage
Chicago , May 6. The first material
fruit of the national peace conference
which closed here last night , Is n fund
of $25,000 donated to Northwestern
university by John R. Lyndgren ,
Swedish consul to Chicago and cashier
of the State Bank of Chicago.
The fund provided by Mr. Lynd
gren Is to be utilized for the purpose
of founding a permanent series of lec
tures and to secure the annual pay
ment of prizes for essays upon the
question ? of internal peace and Inter
denominational religious harmony.
Peace Congress Comes to End.
Chicago , May G. "A good navy and
a good army can do more to sustain
peace than all the speeches of peace
congress delegates. "
This sentiment brought to a 'close
the annual peace congress , which had
been in session here for three days.
It was uttered by General Frederick
Dent Grant , commissioner of the de
partment of the lakes , and following
the arguments for disaramaraent ,
created something of a atlr.
"The soldier is the peace-lover , "
said General Grant. "We love peace
so much that when we are in trouble
we fight to bring it about. If nations
are prepared to defend themselves and
stand firmly and a war is going to
cost more than defense I think that
the parlotlsm of the people and the
good judgment of the statesmen will
prevent war. "
FALLS FROM AEROPLANE
Italian Navy Lieutenant Faints and
Drops from Alrsnip.
Rome , May G. Lieutenant Calde-
rara , of the Italian navy , was InjUred
here today while flying In a Wright
aeroplane. As he was making a
sharp turn the machine fell to the
ground and the aviator was picked up
unconscious. It Is estimated he fell
a distance of about forty-five feet.
The lieutenant , who Is a pupil of
Wilbur Wright , was revived and mov
ed to a military hospital.
Speaking of the accident later he
said ho had flown this morning be
cause three of his uncles had come
purposely from Verona to witness his
performance. Ho said that he felt 111
and fainted and must have slipped
from his seat , He thus fell to the
ground first , and the machine came
down after him. The machine was
NEW COMMODITV CLAUSE DILI
Senator Bailey Introduces Measure ,
Then Withdraws It.
Washington , May G. Close upon the
decision of the supreme court of the
United States In the "commodities :
clause" case , Senator Bailey today In
troducsd a bill adopting the interstate
commerce act so as to apply the pro
visions of the commodities clause te
"any corporation or Joint stock com
pauy which owns or controls directly oi
indirectly , " such subsidiary corpora
In presenting the bill , Mr. Balloj
said he had not read the opinion ol
the court in this case , but he had /cad
enough to see that It "sustained the
principles upon which the commodlt )
clause was based , " and the dcclslor
showed that the act did not cover al !
those cases that he new the authoi
Intended It to cover.
Later , Mr. Bailey withdrew his bill
so that before Introducing ho mlghl
read the full opinion.
Representative Wangor , of Pennsyl
vanla. today presented a bill In the
house nwklnf It Illegal for a rallroac
company to transport a commodity foi
any corporation In which It holds stocl
or of which it la a creditor.
THE TWO JUDGES
CONGRESSMAN MURPHY DE
CLARES HE'LL ATTEMPT IT.
NEITHER JUDGE WILL DISCUSS IT
At the Conclusion of a Lengthy State
ment In the House , Representative
Murphy , of Missouri , Declared He
Would Present Charges.
Washington , May G. At the con
clusion of a lengthy statement In the
house today regarding his resolution
of Inquiry Into the official conduct ol
Federal Judges McPherson , of the
southern district of Iowa , and Philips ,
of the western district of Missouri ,
Representative Murphy , of that state ,
announced that he would present for
mal charges of Impeachment.
Neither Judge Talking.
Kansas City , Mo. , May G. "I have
nothing to say at this time , and will
make no statement until Representa
tive Murphy formally presents hl
charges of Impeachment , " said Judge
Philips , when shown the Washington
dispatch. Judge McPherson also de
clined to make a statement.
HAS VIOLATED INJUNCTION
Judge McPherson Declares Circuit At
torney has Infringed.
Kansas City , Mo. , May 6. Judge
Smith McPherson , in a statement from
the bench in the United States district
court here today , Indicated that he
believed that the recent suit brought
by Zobert Jones , circuit attorney of
bt. Louis , enjoining the railroads of
Missouri from charging a three-cent
fare , had violated the Injunctlve order
of the federal court , which aad re
strained the state courts and state of
ficials from proceedings against the
carriers In the present litigation.
The judge added that , on the other
hand , he did not consider that any
action of Attorney General Elliott
W. Majors up to this time could bo
considered In contempt. "I do not
want to prejudice this case , " said the
judge , "but my present opinion is that
Circuit Attorney Jones has infringed
upon the jurisdiction of , this court. "
. The remarks of the court came at
the opening- the arguments on the
temporary restraining order against
state officials recently issued by Fed
eral Judge John F. Philips , in the ab
sence from the city of Judge McPher
CHICAGO MAN IN JAIL
Wealthy Young Man Charged With
Murdering Mexican Girl.
El Paso , Tex. , May G. Additional re
ports received here of the recent riot
on the Sanborn ranch , near Vera Cruz ,
Mex. , are to the effect that seven
persons were killed during the fight
and that Harold Sanborn of Chicago ,
son of the president of the La Junta
plantation , was dangerously wounded ,
Young Sanborn is still being held in
Jaa , the charge against him being the
killing of a nineteen-year-old girl , who
it is alleged , stabbed Sanborn's ranch
partner , Vicente Esplnoso , In the
back. The killing of the girl took
place t In me general fight that fol
lowed ! :
Nebraska and South Dakota Senator !
Get Into Tariff Game.
Washington , Jray G. The reading ol
the tariff bill for the adoption of meas
ures passed over when the measure
was first read was resumed , having
been delayed since April 23 by speeches
of senators who have discussed tlu
Mr. Aldrlch agreed that any ameni
ment , whether It had been passed ovei
or not , might be amended without the
formality of a motion to reconsider.
Amendments on lead ore and leat
products from which paint is manu
factured called forth a storm of crltl
clsm. Senator Brlstow moved that the
house provision of 2 % cents per pount
Instead of 3 % cents per pounc
on orange mineral , as proposed by the
committee , be retained In the bill , be
Ing the first of the committee series o
Increases relating to lead that was
reached. Mr. Brlstow said this rat <
meant an Increase on all the palm
.used by farmers , and In that state
ment ho was Joined by Mr. Nelson.
Mr. Aldrlch replied that increase
only made the duty the same as tha
provided In the DIngley law.
Mr. Burett said that such explain
lion was not satisfying. "The Ding
ley law may have been all right foi
the day In which It was made , " hi
said , "but now wo are making anothei
bill , the reason for which Is found ! i
the changed conditions. Hence , I wan
to now more of the reasons for thli
Senator Crawford ( South Dakota
said ; 'We came here with the Idoi
that we were to revise the schedule :
downward , and I shall vote that wa ;
unless good reasons show why I shouh
vote otherwise. "
Mrs. Rockefeller Improving.
Hot Springs , Va , . May G. Mrs. Join
D , Rockefeller , who has been 111 will
pneumonia at the Homestead hotel
but Is now out of danger , continues t >
ARE BURNED TO
Missouri Kills Drastic Bills.
Jefferson City , Mo. , May G. The
senate committee on private corpora
tion today reported adversely the
house bill which would prohibit for
eign corporations from holding stock
in domestic concerns. The action Is
taken to mean the death of the meas
The committee also reported adver
sely the house hill prohibiting opera
house managers to refuse booking to
reputable theatrical companies.
23,000 , SLAIN
AMERICAN MISSIONARY ARRIVES
PITIABLE CONDITION OF LIVING.
Survivors are Mostly Women and Chil
dren IWthout 'Homes , Shoes , ClothIng -
Ing and Bread They Wander Aim
lessly Like a Lost People.
Adnna , Asiatic Turkey , Wednesday ,
April 28 , via Constantinople , May G.
The Rev. Stephen R. Trovrbrldge , a
missionary of the American board of
commissioners for foreign missions ,
estimates the number of Armenians
killed In the province of Adana since
the outbreak of the antl-chrlstlan
vlotlng at 23,000.
The missionary said today : "A con
servative estimate of the Christians
killed In the city of Adana is 3,000.
This calculation Is made up from the
lists prepared by the priests and other
officials who glvo permits for burials.
Not less than 20,000 perished in the
towns and villages of the province.
This figure is based upon the full in
formation sent forward by the British
"The surviving Armenians of the
entire province are largely women and
children. They amount to about 25-
000 souls , , and are today without
homes , shoes , clothing and bread. A
most pitiable and most wretched multi
tude is passing up and down the
streets of Adana like a lost people ,
They throng the big factory yards ,
where a dole of flour Is given out by
the relief committee. Crowds ol
broken hearted women and chlldrer
are coming In from the country tci
even greater misery in the city. "
Hadjln , Asiatic Turkey , May G. Not
withstanding the presence of the
troops here , the situation Is desperate
owing to the lack : of food and medical
supplies. Troops arrived Just in time ,
as the besiegers had succeeded in
setting fire to a house on the edge oi
the city. The lire spread , but as the
breeze was blowing away from the
town , only five buildings were destroy
ed. A heavy rifle fire was kept up at
those who tried to extinguish the
ThotMohammedans outside the
walls , wno seemingly numbered only
thousands , pushed their attacks ener
getically against the inhabitants , kill
Ing and wounding many . They were
so eager to get inside "the city and
plunder the place that they did not
observe the approach of Loutfl Bey
and his troops until they were close
upon him , thereupon the Mohamme
dans fled precipitately , carrying ofi
all the cattle outside the city.
Since then there has been no Inter
nal disorder and no danger .from the
Mohammedans , but the famine In
creases day by day , and starvation
Battleship Quletc Situation.
Beirut , Asiatic Turkey , May 6. The
The situation nt Suadla , where a num
her of Armenians have been massa
cred , has been relieved as a result ol
the presence and exertions of the cap
tain of the British battleship Trlumpl :
and the Brlllsa consul ntAlexandretta
who went down the coast on board the
! The two officials visited Koldaror
and Kessab and found these towns In
descrlbablo charnel houses. There arc
, more than 1,000 helpless and destitute
tuto women In a village on the set
coast near Kessab.
Find Millions of Dollars.
Constantinople , May G. The com
mission has discovered , It Is said li
the palace at Ylldl ? : , bank notes tolhi
value of $2,250,000 and a largo quon
tlty of jewelry.
Papers seized at the palace shov
that Abdul Hamld had something eve
. $5,000,000 on deposit at a foreign bank
i American to Demand Repralsals.
Gibraltar , May G. The Unltet
States armoured cruisers Montam
and North Carolina , which left Quanta
imiuo , Cuba , April 23 , arrived here
The cruisers are now coaling and wll
proceed In n day or two for Aloxan
dretta , Asiatic Turkey , to protoc
American Interests. It Is repartee
that Captain W. A. Marshall In com
maud of the North Carolina , will dc
mand ropralsals for the killing o
American missionaries during the re
cent massacres at Adana.
BEN AND JOE BELLER CREMATED
IN BARN ON FARM.
TRAGEDY NEAR ST. BERNARD
The Two Little Boys Were Playing In
the Barn and Are Thought to Have
Started the Fire Charred Little
Bodies Are Found In Ashes.
Humphrey , Neb. , May C. Special la >
The News : Two llttlo boys , playing la
n barn on their fathers' farm , acci
dentally set the barn nflro and were
burned to death last evening near St.
Bernard , this county.
Little Joe and Ben Boiler , aged two
and a half years and three and a halt
years , respectively , wore the victims.
Their llttlo bodies were burned com
pletely , nothing being found In the
ashes of the barn save the charred lit
Every building on the farm barn ,
house and outbuildings was de
stroyed. The mother was at home ,
but the father was in the field. The
fire occurred at about 5 o'clock.
Parents Almost Struck Dumb.
Lindsay , Neb. , May G. Special to
The News : Two children , three and
four years old , belonging to Tony Boi
ler , wore burned to , death at a fire ,
which burned both the house and bam.
It Is presumed that the little children
got hold of some matches and started
a fire in the barn and were burned to
death before they could get out.
The hot , dry wind blowing embers
soon set the house afire , destroying Its
The parents are most struck dumb
with grief. Mr. Bellar Is a farmer ,
living fifteen miles northeast of hero ,
In the St. Bernard neighborhood.
Too Many Holidays In Russia.
St. Petersburg , May G. The coun
cil of the empire has entrusted to a
special commission a bill reducing the
number of public holidays in Russia.
A memorandum accompanying the
measure , which Is supported by thirty-
five of the council , points out that
Franco had only fifty-six holidays , In
cluding Sundays ; England 58 ; Ger
many GO , and Russia 91. The excess
of holidays , it is stated , costs Russia
$1,000,000,000 yearly. Many of the
holidays in Russia come during the
seanon of work in the fields , and It is
said that this is one reason why agri
culture Is so backward. The bill pro
poses that 28 of the holidays be elimi
nated leaving G3 which would Include
Missouri Prohibs Lose Hope.
Jefferson City , Mo. , May 6. The
Missouri senate passed a resolution
submitting to the people a state-wide
prohibition constitutional amendment.
The amendment which came to the
senate from the house , was amended
with a tax rider which provides for the
doubling of the rate of taxation. The
final vote was 23 to 8 with two f-ena
tors not voting. It Is not believed the
house will ngreo to the tax rider and
friends of the bill arc not hopeful.
Jap Warships to Behrlng Sea.
Victoria , B. C. , May G. Japanese
warships may be sent to Behrlng sea
to protect the sealers from Yokohama ,
Toklo and other portr across the Pa
clflc which flock to the Behrlng sea
In great number eacn year. This Is
the news from an authorativo source
State Officials Arrested.
Olympla , Wash. , May G. Orlls Ham
ilton , former adjutant general of the
state of Washington , was arrested at
the Instance of Governor E. M. Hay ,
charged with embezzlement and for
gery. Hamilton Is alleged to have
stolen $50,000 from the state military
Elopes With Hired Man.
Parker , S. D. , May G. Leaving be
hind her three-year-old child , Mrs.
Frank Pluckor eloped with her hus
band's hired man , Amos Krumelga.
Plucker Is proprietor of a livery stable
near Lennox. It is thought the fleeing
couple are headed for Pierre.
Gregory Dally Suspend * .
Gregory , S. D. , May 6. The Gregory
Dally Times , which was published dur
ing the time of the filing for Trlpp
county lands , has discontinued as a
dally , In accordance with Its original
plan. It Is continued us a weekly
Under the management of L. A. Wil
son , who gave about eighteen hours a
day to Its management , It was a
splendid representative of the varied
Interests which It sought to represent ,
and met with a liberal patronage.
When the town adds a few thousand to
Its rapidly Increasing population , Edi
tor Wilson Intends to revive the dally
as a permanent booster.
Deny Patten has Returned ,
Chtcagao , May 6. A report that
Jamea A. Patten , the wheat bull , had
returned to this city , Is today denied.
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