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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
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NORFOLK. NKHKASKA KIIIDAY KBHKt'AKY 1. 1JHO
ANOTHER BIG 4
MAN IS ACCUSED
WARRINER SAYS PREDECESSOR
WAS $10,500 SHORT.
FRANK D. COM8TOCK. CHICAGO
Warrlner Tells How He Robbed the
Railroad by Stealing a Few Thou
sand Each Day From the Station
Agents' Remittances Auditor Lame.
Cincinnati , Feb. I- ! Charles Warrl-
ner today gave testimony under oath
that Frank D. Coinstock , his predecos-
nor as local treasurer of the Big Four
was short $10,500 when Warrlnor suc
"I assumed that shortage as part of
uiy own , " said Warrlner.
Asked to explain his system , War-
rinor said :
"I took the money from dally remit
tances of the station agents. These
varied , but sometimes ran as high as
$200,000 or $1100,000 a day. It was only
necessary for me to make the credit
less than the amount received. "
It was brought out that the auditor
of the road had duplicates of the sta
tion agents' remittance slips , with
which to check Warrlner's accounts.
Warrlner was asked bow It happened
that the shortage had not been dls-
< xvored , the witness replying :
"That's for him to explain. "
"Was there some understanding be
tween you and the auditor ? "
"There was not ; ho did not know
of my shortage. "
"Who Is the auditor of the Big
Four ? "
"P. A. Hewitt. "
"Did you change the remittance
wllps ? "
"No , 1 just changed the total cred
Comstock Denies It.
Cincinnati , O. , Fob. 3. Frank Comstock -
stock , who was succeeded by Charles
1. . Warrlnor as local treasurer of the
Big Four railway , when seen this af
ternoon declared it was not true that
he was short $10,500 when he left the
FIRE AT A PENITENTIARY
Power House In Jollet , HI. , Prison
Burns Convicts Excited.
Jollot , 111. , Fob. I ! . The state peni
tentiary power house here is burning
and the engine room has been de
stroyed. There Is great excitement
among the convicts but no attempts at
escape. The cause of the fire is not
TO FIRE ON U. S. WARSHIP ?
Nlcaraguan Government Finds Plot tc
Draw in Uncle Sam.
Managua , Fob. 3. The govornmon
declares It has discovered a plot hatch
ed by the conservatives to precipitate
armed intervention by the Unitei
States by firing on an American war
ship in the harbor of Corinto.
FAVOR SHIP SODSIDY DILL
Humphrey Bill Reported Favorably b ;
Washington , Feb. 3. The Humphre ;
ship subsidy bill was ordered favor
ably reported today by the house com
inlttee on merchant marine and fish
cries by a vote of 100 to 7.
LEGAL CLASH IN SWOPE GASI
Dr. Hyde Dismisses Suit for $100,00
to Prevent Depositions.
Kansas City , Feb. 3. A legal clas
developed In the sensational Swop
case today. It came when at the re
quest of Frank P. Walsh , attorney fo
Dr. H. C. Hyde , the circuit court a
Independence , Mo. , dismissed the sul
brought recently by the physlcia
against John C. Paxton. executor a
the Swopo estate , asking for ? 100,00
for alleged slander.
Mr. Walsh's move was made , it wa
.stated , to prevent the opposing attoi
neys from securing the deposition c
Dr. Hyde and other heirs. The orde
to dismiss the suit was filed in th
court Just as persons subpoenaed b
.both sides were assembling to giv
John H. Atwood , attorney for M
Paxton , thereupon promptly petitlone
the circuit court to restrain M
Walsh's notary from taking deposition
in Dr. Hyde's second suit , which wn
for $600.000 damages and which wa
directed against Mr. Paxton as well n
against Drs. Stewart and Hall.
The restraining order was grante
and served upon Mr. Walsh withoi
delay. At the time Mr. Walsh was 1
the midst of taking depositions fc
Hyde's side of the case. He did n <
oppose the restraining order , but a :
pointed another notary and proceode
with his depositions.
Attorney Atwood then likewise pr
ceeded to take depositions for the o
posing side In second suit.
A deputy from the sheriff's oflh
who yesterday had attempted to son
subpoenaes upon Mrs. Logan C. Swoj
and a nurse In the Swope home at I
dependence had not succeeded In d
ing so up to noon today.
SOUTH DAKOTAN IN THOME
Arthur F. Bludgett , Formerly of
Pierre , Under Arrest.
Chicago , Fell , 3.-Arthur F. Blud
gett , a former bank auditor at Plorro ,
H. I ) . , who Is said to be a member of
the commluslon firm there and the son
of a retired capitalist , was arrested
here on n charge of failing to deliver
a consignment of cattle for which he
was advanced $750. Hludgetl told the
police the cattle had escaped in a
ntortn after ho had turned them over
to the railroad company.
MRS , BROKAW
0MOW HER $18,000 A
" " ' " ' /d'SLIMONY.
MILLIONAIRE MUST PAY CASH
The Divorce Case in Which W. Gould
Brokaw Was Sued by His Wife for
Separation and Alimony , Is Settled
by Supreme Court In Her Favor.
Now York , Fob. 3. Mrs. Mary Blair
Brokaw was today granted a separation
from her husband , W. Gould Brokaw ,
a millionaire , and was awarded ali
mony of $18,000 a year.
The decision was handed down in
the supreme court at Mineola by Jus
tice Putnam before whom the case was
SEND WARSHIPS TO CRETE
British Fleet Sent to See That Cre
tans Live Up to Agreement.
Malta , Fob. 3. The British battle-
hip Duncan , llagsbip of Roar Admiral
sir George Asloy Callaghan , second in
: omniand of the British Mediterranean
loot , with the cruisers Lancaster , Mi-
icrva and Harbam and four torpedo
joat destroyers , have left hero for
Merareus , the port of Athens.
The dispatch of the British squad-
on to Plerareus Is Indicative of the
letormlnation of the Interested pow
ers , Great Britain , Russia , France and
taljv to assure a strict adherence to
ho agreement under international con-
'erencos withdrawal from Crete. At
hat time the Cretans solemnly prom-
sed to take no stops against the sov
ereignty of Turkey. The recent de
cision of King George of Greece to
convoke a national assembly was fol-
owed by reports that the Cretans
would attempt to send delegates to
that body. This caused uneasiness at
Constantinople and It is understood
hat the Turkish government informed
.ho powers protecting the islands that
f Cretans were admitted to the Greek
latlonal assembly such action would
be regarded by the porte as a casut
The situation was the subject of an
exchange of views at London yesterday
day , several ambassadors and ministers
tors conferring with Sir Edward Groy
the Hrltlsh foreign secretary. A souit
oliiclal statement issued at Athens lasl
night declared that the anxieties ex
cited in Turkey were groundless ami
that the assembly had boon convoked
precisely because Its sitting would defer
for the date of the parliamentary olec
lions , which otherwise might have
given the Cretans an opportunity tc
realize their ambition to send deputies
Nevertheless , the movement of th <
British vessels makes clear that tin
powers concerned do not propose t <
permit any action threatening peace ii
the near east or in any other way dis
turbing the status quo.
GOULDS WORTH 120 MILLION.
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The Annual Income Divided Average
About % Million Dollars.
Now York , Feb. 3. According to i
statement Hied in court here , sworn ti
by George J. Gould , the Gould estate i
worth 120 million dollars.
The annual income for the las
eight years , together with the share o
each of the six heirs , Is shown in tin
following table :
Year. Income. Shares.
1901 $4.380.888.33 $71.C4S.O : !
1902 4.350,574.07 725,095.7 :
1903 4'G97.529.25 782,921.5
1904 4,238,647.95 700,441,3 :
1905 4,455,287.29 742,517.8 :
1900 4.062,572.96 777,095.4
1907 4,490,388.99 748,398.1
1908 2,851,976.22 475,329.3
'Fho statement was made in a sul
brought by creditors of Anna Gould
now Princess de Sagan. It is als
shown that her ex-husband , Count Bon
do Castcllano , accumulated debts a
six million dollars.
BOSTON PROBES MEAT COST.
District Attorney Takes Action to Fin
Out the Reason.
Boston , Feb. 3. An investigatlo
Into the high priced moat began toda
by District Attorney Joseph Pelletle
of Suffolk county , and If sufficient ev
deuce is obtained , it is said action wi
be taken against certain packers.
A circular issued by a packing fin
last week instructing its agents t
"got every cent possible" for meat !
the pledging of a two weeks' abstei
tion from meat by the members of th
"No Meat" club and other dovolo ]
ments are believed to have influence
the district attorney to make an Inve
OMAHA MAIL CARRIER ENDS LIFE
AFTER A FAMILY ROW.
ATTACKS WIFE AND HER FATHER
Sandie A. Morrison , Whose Case Waste
to Have Come Up In Omaha Police
Court During Afternoon , Is Said to
Have Attacked Wife With Hatchet.
Omaha. Fob. , I ! . Sandie A. Morrl-
HOII , letter carrier , commuted HUicldu
at UHO : today , after attempting to kill
bin wife and her father , J. 11. Stunner.
The shooting occurred at the Monad-
nock hotel , ir.iMNorth Fifteenth
street , where Sunnier hoarded and
whore Mrs. Morrison had gone yester
day after an altercation with her hus
band , when It Is claimed he attacked
her with a hatchet.
Mrs. Morrison had complained to the
authorities and the case was to have
come before the police court this after
noon. Morrison went to the Monad-
nock and tried to persuade his wife to
withdraw her complaint. She declined
and'the shooting followed. It Is not
believed either Mrs. Morrison or her
ather will die.
GHERRV MINE SLOW WORK
Little 'Headway ' Made by Explorers
Searching for Bodies.
Cherry , Feb. , : ! . After three days of
ncessant labor only 400 feet of the
nnny miles of subterranean passages
> f the St. Paul mine are opened and It
s problematical when the 107 bodes
es can bo brought to the surface.
3vory effort Is being made to clear a
unway from the main shaft to the
ilr pit. This object may bo accom-
dished by tonight , when a search for
jodles can bo made.
An inspection today of the cleared
lortion of the second level showed
hat from the bottom of the main shaft
vestward for 250 foot the main road
s In good shape. Some of the heavy
timbers near the shaft are charred
nit they are solid. The main passage
c the cast is walled up. Behind this
all Is a smoldering fire. Back of the
ire Ho about 100 dead minors as they
'ell on November IS.
REAL IROUBiE IN HONDDRAS
Situation Critical President May be
Deposed by Congress.
Now Orleans , Feb. 3. A specia !
from Tegucigalpa , Honduras , says :
"Tho situation here is regarded as
critical. It may result In the deposi
tion of President Davilla by congress
A state of siege has been declared foi
some time and no one Is allowed 01
the streets at night after 6 o'clock
Foodstuffs are selling for three to foui
times what they brought before the
state of sicgo was declared. Congress
in session ever since January 1 , has
done nothing but quarrel with Presi
dent Davilla over certain laws that lit
enacted by decree during recess. Congress
gross refuses to ratify them.
CONFER OVERGOAL WAGES
Result of Meeting in Toledo Affectz
Toledo , Feb. 3. With an Initial dif
forencc between them amounting to 2C
cents a ton , the operators and mlnen
of the district comprising of Ohio , In
diana and western Pennsylvania me
hero today in a postponed joint con
fcrence to adjust a wage scale for i
now contract beginning April 1.
The minors in their convention a
Indianapolis made a demand for r
wage increase from 90 cents to $1 r
ton. While they have not formulatci
their demand , It is generally under
stood 'that the operators want a de
crease of 10 cents a ton. Because o
the understanding that any agrcemen
hero will bo a basis of settlement Ii
all other districts and declaration o
the miners that if the conference dls
agrees a general strike may result
the conference assumes widespread 1m
GERMANY MAKES OVERTURE ?
Plan for Trade Between Germany an
United States , Under Way.
Berlin , Feb. 3. It was officially an
nounccd today that the tariff negotln
tions had made such progress that
bill for the regulation of trade rein
tions between Germany and the Unl
ed States had been passed by the fet
oral council and would be Introduce
into the Reichstag this aftenfoon.
PRICE PROBE TO BE RAPID
Fearing Prolonged Inquiry Would Hur
Republicans , They Act.
Washington , Feb. 3. Frankly adml
ting fear that a prolonged investtgr
tion of increased cost of living by th
ways and means committee of th
house or as provided for by any c
the rival resolutions might dra
throughout the summer and work t
the disadvantage of the republicans t
the elections next fall , the senate fli
ancc committee formulated a prograi
for a quick , sharp Inquiry ot the sul
ject in all Its phases.
This important question was coi
Idered by the republican members of
10 committee , and as a result Sen
tor Lodge Introduced In the senate a
esolutlon providing for the appoint-
lent of a selection of five senators to
: ie work.
HOLDING 36 MILLION EGGS
een In One Cold Storage at Jersey
City Since Last March.
Now York , Feb. 3.-There are 3C-
)00,000 ) eggs in one cold storage ware-
louse In Jersey City , acocrdlng to the
nformatlon placed before the Hudson
ounty ( New Jersey ) grand jury in
s Investigation of the big packing and
thor concerns which maintain exten-
Ivo warehouses on the other side of
10 Hudson river. The eggs have been
lore since last March , It was learned ,
ogethor with 100,000 pounds of poul-
ry stored since April last.
SET FIRE TO LEAD HOTEL
00 Non-Union Miners Asleep In Build
ing , All Escape.
Load , S. D. , Feb. 3. A lire believed
o bo of Incendiary origin broke out
n the Campbell hotel here this morn-
ig. A hundred non-union men'were
sleep In the hotel , but escaped. Night
Clerk Boland claims to have found
re In six places. There Is no trace of
BALLINGER GALLS DEMOCRAT
Nashville Attorney to Take Charge of
Washington , Feb. 15. John J. Vert-
oos of Nashville , a loader of the Ten-
lessee bar , a democrat and a warm
jorsonal friend of President Taft , has
icon asked to take charge of the case
or the defense In the Balllngcr-Pin-
chot congressional investigation , and
s now on his way to Washington to
onsult with Attorney General Wick-
M-sbain and officials of the land olllce.
SET FIRE REED
VICTIM OF PANIC OF 1907
Butte , Mont. , Broker who Lost Every
thing Then , Ends Life.
Butte , Mont. , Fob. 3. C. W. Cock-
roll , formerly In the brokerage bust-
loss and well known In brokerage cir
cles throughout the northwest , com-
nlttcd suicide as a result , It Is said , of
Inanclal and domestic difficulties.
Cockrell bad boon wealthy but lost
verything In the panic of 1907.
NOW AN EXPRESS CO , TRUST
American Express Company Purchased
Wells , Fargo Stock.
New York , Feb. 3. It was said in
luthoritative circles that the American
Express company has purchased the
Southern Pacific railroad holdings of
stock In the Wells , Fargo & Co. , which
s taken to Indicate that a merger of
the two express companies is under
Omaha , Feb. 3. By securing control
of the Wells Fargo and company ex
press , the American Express company
adds to its territory the entire Harriman -
man system of railways west of Oma
ha. The American recently purchased
the holdings of the Union Pacific com
pany In the Pacific Express compan >
and the consolidation of offices is now
in progress in this city.
The American Express company is
creating a new western division to care
for its increased business west of tht
Missouri river and headquarters are
being established in Omaha. Until
now the Pacific and Wells Fargo com
panics have maintained district head
quarters in this city.
TYPHOID IS A FARM DISEASE.
Now Is the Time to Begin the Anti-
Lawrence , Kan. , Feb. 3. "Typhiod
fever and malaria have come to bt
chiefly diseases that afflict the farm
and the rural community , " said Prof
S. J. Hunter , head of the dopartmen
of entomology at the University o
Kansas. "Both diseases arc carrioc
by insects , and the way to exterminate
thorn is to do away with the Insects
that spread them.
"The common house fly is the car
rlor of typhoid fever. In the cities
this pest has boon largely abollshe <
by sewer systems and other inodon
methods of sanitation. The fnrme
has still to deal with the question
and the reason for the prevalence o
typhoid on the farms Is that the farmer
or has as yet taken no adequate
moans to stop the disease.
"The fly breeds In refuse of al
kinds. The farmer should see tha
his place is kept clean. He shoult
throw the refuse from the barns intc
pits or closed sheds , and In the opei
paddocks he should allow chickens tc
run continually. They eat the egg
of the fly and young Insects bofon
they can fly away. If people In smal
towns and on farms will keep the !
surroundings clean they can almos
exterminate the house lly. And whoi
that Insect goes typhoid fever wll
cease to be such a common disease. '
The Insect that spreads malaria I1
the malarial mosquito. Scientist
now say that the only way malarl
can be spread Is by means of this Ii
sect. The mosquito bites a porso
who has malaria and takes In a fo\
germs along with the blood of the per
son. These germs develop In th
stomach of the Insect , and in a fe\
days they are Injected Into anotho
person that the mosquito happens t
DEAD ON ROAO
FRANK PULSHA , BOHEMIAN 60
YEARS OLD , HAD DIED.
EVIDENCE OF DEATH STRUGGLE
The Man Had Dug a Hole Three
Inches Deep In the Ground With His
Finger Nails No Thought of Foul
Play In the Case , However.
Gregory , S. D.p Feb. I ! . Frank Pill-
aha , a llohomlan about 00 years of age ,
was found dead beside the road about
a quarter of a mile north of the city
The body was discovered by Frank
Shaffer , rural mail carrier , and Joe
Hanim , who were going out about 8
o'clock. The body lay on Its right
side , wrapped in a fur coat. The left
hand was bare and had dug a hole In
the ground about three inches deep ,
either in attempts to get up or in the
1'ulsha was in Gregory the aftor-
eon before with a team which wont
lome , a mile from where the body lay ,
bout 1 o'clock , but the wife could not
are for them.
The body was brought to the city
iul the coroner called. He found no
ause for an Inquest as the body bore
o evidence of injury. There was
il.'JO ' In the pockets and I'ulsba was
ot known to have had any sum of
loney. Death was due to cerebral
leinorrhage , said one doctor who ex-
mined the body.
The man was not known to have
ecu drinking. The News corrcspon-
ent is informed that heart trouble
aused the death.
A FALL FOR PAPA'S BRIDE.
The Quads He Believed Were His are
Los Angeles , Feb. 3. "For sixteen
ears we had no children , " Mrs. W.
V. Wilson , 2019 South Magnolia avo-
uie , according to Dr. Armstrong C.
'ratt , who was called to give color
o her assertion of having become the
nether of quaruplets last Friday.
"My husband desired children a
arge family , and so did 1. Our only
hlld died when it was born , nearly
.wenty-flve years ago. Nine years ago
nurse whom 1 knew in Chicago help-
d me by telling me of a child that was
about to be born at a hospital near
"We planned it together. I did not
lesire my husband to know that he
lad been fooled. I hoped to please
lim , but when the birtli happened
here were two babies , and the nurse
-ushed in to tell mo. I told her to
bring them both. So 1 had twins when
ny husband arrived from the store.
"Since then it has been the same ,
Twice we obtained three babies and
acb time my husband has been great
y pleased. I would not do anything
to hurt his feelings for the world , but
le was so happy when the children
came that I kept on. 1 began my plans
'or those last children several month ?
igo and carried out the details so as
to fool everyone except the woman
who assisted me. My husband did no )
suspect anything and my family phy
iiclan , Dr. Paul Brosee , was not tak-
n into my confidence.
"Please don't tell my husband , doc
tor , " Mrs. Wilson said to Doctor Pratt
he declares , "for he is as happy as
can be in believing that they are hit
children. If we could only have kepi
the others alive , I should not have
attempted It again. Hut each time
the little ones died. We did our besi
to keep them. "
In addition to confessing that all o
Mrs. Wilson's supposed quadruplet :
had been contributed by other womei
the nurse said :
"I obtained one of Mrs. Wilson' !
quadruplets from the county hospital
one from a private hospital , one fron
a saleswoman in a store and one fron
a physician who know of the scheme
to provide Mrs. Wilson with severa
"Mrs. Wilson desired live babies
but I could only obtain four of tin
right age. "
DRAPER NIOBRARA POSTMASTER
President Sends to Senate Nominatior
of George W. Draper.
Washington , Feb. 3. Congrossmai
Hlnshaw has recommended the ap
polntmont of Miss Edith Isaackson ai
postmistress at Malmo , vice Agnei
Holmes , resigned , also Charles W
Slaughter as postmaster at Endlcott
vice Loren L. H. Whitney , resigned
The senate confirmed the noinlnatloi
of the following postmasters : Charle :
Miner , Ravenna ; William A. McCool
Indtanola , Neb.
The president sent to the senati
nominations of the following postmas
ters in Nebraska : Harvard , Griffltl
.1. Thomas ; Bethany , Clarence O. Tui
nor ; Nlobrara , George W. Draper.
Nebraska postmasters have ; beoi
appointed as follows : Carter , Harlai
county , John O. Anderson , vice K
Johnson , resigned ; Ilavon , Hrowi
county , Andrew Johnson , vice G. J
Stein , resigned.
South Dakota : Ilurbiuik , route . '
John U Kyto , carrier ; 11. M. Kytc
substitute. Heville , routes 1 and 1
David II. Dorr , carrier , no substitute
The First National bank of Morrll
Neb. , has boon authorized to bcgl
business with ? 25,000 capital. II.
Clarke , Jr. , Is president , C. W. Sec
nnfnmoN OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour .
Forecast for Nebraska. I
Minimum . II
Average lf >
Chicago , Fob. 3. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago Htutlon of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday ; warmer
north portion tonight. .
vllle , vice president , and L. M. Eastman -
man , cashier.
56 MINERS DIE i
AND STILL ANOTHER MINE DI8-
ASTER BRINGS DEATH.
IS WORST IN MEXICO'S HISTORY
Mine Damp Ignited by Sparks of a
Miner's Cigarette , Sets Off an Ex
plosion That Snuffs Out Many Lives
in Short Space of Time.
Laredo , Tex. , Feb. I ! . One of the
greatest mine disasters In the history
of the Mexican coal mining , which has
heretofore experienced several crush
ing blows resulting in a tremendous
loss of human life , took place yester
day In the Palan mine at Las Esporan-
zas , Mexico. The toll of human life
which paid the penalty of negligence
on the part of some miners is officially
placed at llfty-slx white. The list of
Injured numbers nearly as many.
The explosion occurred In No. 15
shaft of the coal mine of the 13s Poran-
/as Mining company and is attributed
to the igniting of the mine gas from
a minor's cigarette , who was smoking
contrary to rules. The miners , most
ly Mexicans and Japanese , had assum
ed their various places In the differ-
out workings shortly after 7 o'clock.
At 8:30 : o'clock those at work above
ground were startled by a loud explos
ion and almost instantly a vast cloud
of dust and smoke issued from the
mouth of the shaft.
When the onlookers realized the
moaning of the disaster assistance was
Immediately forthcoming and as soon
as the air In the shaft could bo purl-
lied sufficiently to permit rescuers to
descend , many volunteers were ready
to risk their lives in an endeavor to
succor their stricken brothers below.
Cages were Immediately sent down
loaded to their capacity witli minors
bent on rescuing their comrades. On
the first and the second levels , every
thing was found to bo Intact and the
men working in those levels were safe.
The rescue party went down to the
third level and as soon as the air could
be sufficiently cleared , entered the
various shafts and then began a
search for the dead. Scattered about
in various positions In the workings
they found the bodies of the men suf
focated , their faces Indicating in many
instances the bitter light waged to
reach pure air and safety without the
The rescuers worked In relays
searching for and carrying to the sur
face the bodies of their dead and dy
ing companions. After six hours' '
work , llfty-three bodies were brought
to the surface , while nearly forty in
jured men were removed to hospitals
for treatment. The injured owe their
miraculous escape to the fact that they
were working at points where they
wore protected from the rush for foul
Most of the killed were Mexicans
the Japanese minors being employed
In the other parts of the mine.
The Palau mine is one of the best
equipped coal mines in the republic ol
Mexico. It has an adequate ventilating
ing system , is provided with electric
lights and the mining engineers arc
' utterly at a loss to account for the
i presence of mine damp in No. 3 work
Mammoth Motor Car Merger.
Hartford , Conn. , Fob. 3. Announce
ment is made by Henry W. Nuckols
vice president and general manager
that the Colombia Motor Car compan ;
has become a part of the United State :
Motor company , a $10,000,000 holdiiij
j corporation which absorbs at the sam <
time the three Maxwell-liriscoo plants
i The formation of the great holdlni
company [ s duo to the combination o
the forces of the stockholders of tin
Colombia company , who include Thorn
1 as F. Ryan , the William C. Whitno ;
i estate , A. N. Brady , the Elktns cstati
! of Philadelphia , P. A. B. Widner o
I Philadelphia , Grant B. Schley of Nov
York and the Electrical Storage Bal
tory company with the forces back o
the Maxwell-Brlscoe company.
The basis of the combine is purol ;
that of n holding company. Each o
the Individual companies will malt :
tain Its stock outstanding , but tht
stock will bo turned over by its pro
out holder and exchanged for stock o
the United States Motor company.
Death of Charles H. Williams.
i Noligh. Neb. , Feb. 15. Special to Th
News : Charles H. Williams died las
, night of heart trouble. He had boo
, suffering for a year. Ho was the fi
, ther of O. A. Williams , an attorne
, bore , and of Mrs. C. Plank of Elgli
, The funeral will bo hold .Saturdaj
i Mrs. Williams died in January , 100 !
, Mr. Williams was 75 years old an
. came here In 1884.
DID THE JOB
CREDIT IS THEIRS FOR HURON
FIND THIS COUNTRY ON THE MAP
It was Due to the Delegation From
Gregory and Trlpp County That ths
Dakota Stalwarts Refrained From
Naming a State Ticket.
The decision of South Dakota stal
wart republicans not to name a state
ticket , but to allow the primary to
make the selection of candidates , wan
forced upon ( lie conference at Huron
by the delegatcH from the HoBobuil
country. Hut for the Itottubudilvrti ,
the conference would litivo ended Iti
u row and ex-Senator Kltlredgo would
have carried the day In naming a
These are the Gregory and Trlpp
county stalwarts whoso Inlluence real
ly decided what the conference should
do : Ferd llelchmann , Fred Lucas ,
George JefferH , A. 10. Kull , J. M. Big-
gins , Ernest Jeackson , George ling-
laub , Lee McNeely and George Mitch
Hut while the conference decided
on the surfuce not to name a ticket ,
there was no thought of peace with
the insurgents. On the contrary the
South Dakota stalwarts will make war
to the bitter end upon the "progres
sives" now holding state olllce. "Hon
est Sam" Elrod , former governor ,
will within ten days make a formal
announcement of his candidacy for
governor to succeed Vossey , whom
the "progressives" will back.
The Rosebud country has alwayH
been a Klttredge stronghold and It
was because of this Inlluence upon
the former senator that he agreed
to accept the decision to not name
a ticket at the conference. Senator
Kittredge , however , will himself get
Into the Held to ask the people of the
state why it is costing the state moro
now to run than under "Honest Sam"
Elrod. Klttredge was vociferously
1 The stalwarts Indicated that they
mean to light Senators Gamble and
Crawford to a finish. The rosolutloriH
strongly Indorse the Roosovt-lt-Taft
policies. George JolTers of Dallas wan
on the resolutions committee.
: "South Dakota has learned that the
Hosebud country is on the map , " said
Ft-rd Kele'miann , editor of the Gregory
County News one of the llveat
weekly newspapers in the middle went ,
by the way who passed through Nor
folk enroute home to Dallas yesterday
H was generally conceded that the
action in not naming a ticket , thus
allowing the primary to all appear
ances to take its course , was an act
of political wisdom.
BIG BATTLE IN DAKOTA.
Stalwarts Are Ready to Attack the
. Huron , S. IX. Feb.The ! South
Dakota stalwarts who attended the
state conference here , before depart
ing for various sections ol the state ,
did not leave the matter of making at
least a partial slate to meet the pro
gressives in the coming June prima
ries undone. In fact , the leaders of
the faction were candid in stating that
before the week had ended one man
for each place on the ticket will an
That ex-Governor Sam Klrod will
I head the state ticket on , a platform
charging extravagance against Gov
ernor Vessoy Is conceded by all the
stalwarts. The announcement of hl
candidacy will emanate from Clark ,
his home town , in a few days. When
the ex-governor , known as "Honest
Sam" throughout South Dakota , spoke
to the stalwarts at the session on Tues
day he indicated that the alleged ex
travagance of the powers that bo
would be the slogan of his campaign.
! and his work will be supplemented by
ex-Senator Kittredge , who will go on
the stump In the immediate future.
The ex-senator has indicated that ho
will iibk the providing deities of the
insurgent wing to explain what was
i done with $1.000,000 in taxation revenue -
; onue , and how a state debt of about
the same amount has been piled up in
, the same time. He has Indicated that
; he will demand an accounting of Gov-
1 ernor Vessoy and the stalwarts left
i the city primed with campaign material -
. terial along this lino.
' J. M. Parmloy of Ipswich , a banker ,
i a state senator and a heavy land owner
: in South Dakota , will in all prohabll-
Ity be the candidate of the stalwarts
for lieutenant governor. Mr. Parmloy
r had a strong following in the conven
tion here. George Johnson , the only
' victorious stalwart in the last South
t Dakota state campaign , will be a can-
dldate for re-election on the stalwart
i ticket. The rest of the slate has been
thoroughly discussed , but the party
f leaders are unwilling at this time to
give out the names , declaring that in
a few days all will be in the Hold ,
With watchful eye on every step of
s the stalwarts convened In Huron ,
t "Dick" lUchards , reputed father of the
i Insurgent movement , political creator
of Coo 1. Crawford , Insurgent senator ,
and Governor Vessoy , when the BOB-
. slon had ended , gave out the statement
. I that the convention had failed in Its
. purpose , and that ho looked for an In-
1 Burgent victory In the fall If the right
ticket la put forth.
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