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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY N EWS JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NK1IHAHKA Fill DAY FKHKI'AKY IS 1SMO
RED HOT SPEECH
LIKE TO SEE JOHN D. WRAPPED
IN FLAMES OF HELL.
ACCUSES SENATOR OWEN , ALSO
Charging Senator Owen of Arkansas
With Being Interested In the Stan
dard OH Company , Arkansas Senator
Make * Speech "Hot off the Bat. "
Washington , Fob. 17. Charging Sen
ator Owen of Oklahoma with being In
terested In tlio affairs of the Standard
Oil company and Haying that ho would
llko to BOO John D. Rockefeller "wrap-
pod In tlio flames of hell , " Senator
Jeff DuvlH of ArkaiiBiiH today made n
Hpooch In the Honato which wan fitting
ly characterized by him au "red hot
and right off the bat. "
Owen Working for Oil Bill.
The Hpeoch wan made apropos of the
offortn of Mr. Owen to have passed n
general bill giving right of way
through the public lands of Arkansas !
for a gas pipe line.
Mr. Davis assorted that the bill watt
ID the interest of the Pralrio Crook
company which , ho said , was a brunch
of the Standard Oil company.
Michigan Senator Very III.
Washington , Fob. 17. Senator Wll-
FIRE IN MADISON ARMORY
Flames Checked Before Reaching Am
munition Uniforms Ruined.
Madison , Nob. . Feb. 17.--Spocinl to
The News : Flro In the armory of the
Madison mllltla company , Company F ,
did about $ fiOO damage to the building
last night when the janitor left the
armory with a red hot lire In the stove ,
lias exploded , It Is supposed.
Uniforms and ammunition were
ruined by smoke and water. The fire
was checked by the tlmoly arrival of
the lire department before the llame
reached the ammunition.
' " " ! FOR TEDDY
ROOIJEVELT ° % * ASKED TO
COME BY W. ° % FRISCO ,
BONFILS CARRIES INVITATION
Denver Newspaper Man Leaves Chica
go for Africa to Meet Former Presi
dent and Urge Him to Return Home
by Way of the Golden Gate.
Chicago , Fob. 17. Frederick 0. Don-
flls of the Denver Post left Chicago
for New York today on his way to
Khartoum to meet former President
A BLOT UPON NORFOLK'S ' PROGRESSIVENESS
The present mud hole which serves Norfolk as a main business
Direct , has long been a blot upon the city's enterprise and progressive-
ness. To strangers In the city , this offensive business thoroughfare ,
looking more like the cattle yard than the main street of the commer
cial metropolis of a vast territory including half of two states , pro-
Hunts mi unfavorable picture which they never forget. They go away
wondering what's the matter with the town.
Peoplu Who como to Norfolk gain their llrst impression of the city
from the main street. And It's the llrst Impression that sticks. It's
bad any time , and particularly bad In wet weather. It gives anybody
the blues to look at Norfolk avenue on a rainy day , or on a windy
day , or on a warm day In spring , or on any day three or four weeks
i'Ho ' tain. It's a disgrace a positive abomination. It's a
shame upon the city that can't be shaken off until we pave.
All of the effect of our enterprise in other directions is killed by
this one mud-stain upon the city. People forget our splendid public
Hchools , our beautiful homes , our magnillcent federal building , our
state institution , our excellent sewer system , our two million dollar
bank deposits they forget all those things and inqrc , for the reason
that all the town's favorable points are plastered over with the iilthy
mud of Norfolk avenue.
The paving will mean a now spirit for improvement and for enter
prise. It will serve to show that the town has faith in Itself and self
V respect and pride.
And Nortolk can never lift its head In the air and look the world
squar'ely'ln the 'eye Until'it Ifas shoWif-eutwrprlso enough to'dress up.
Ham Alden Smith is seriously ill with
appendicitis and it has been decided
nn operation iu necessary. A surgeon
from Grand Hapids , Mich. , has been
telegraphed to como.
FATAL POWDER MILL BLOW-UP
More Than a Score of Employes In
California Plant Thought Dead.
Oakland. Calif. , Fob. 17. More than
n score of employes of the Trojan Pow
der works at San Lorenzo are believed
to have boon killed or injured today
In an explosion which wrecked the
plant. The buildings are in flames
and the town In a state of panic.
The explosion was felt at a distance
of over twenty miles.
88 SHIP VICTIMS SAVED
Those Left on Wrecked British Boal
In Straight of Magellan.
Quellon , Chile. Feb. 17. The Chilean
tug boat Plsagua , arriving here , re
ports that the Chilean cruiser Minis-
tore Zenteno haa rescued the eighty-
eight persons who had been left on the
wreck of the British steamer Lima In
the Huamblln passage , strait of Ma
Alaska Steamer Sinks.
Juncnu , Alaska , Fob. 17. The Alas
ka Steamship company's steamship
Yucatan struck an iceberg in Icy
straight yesterday during n snow storm
and sank in six fathoms of water. The
sixty-five passengers and the crow
were landed on Chlcagoff Island and
will bo brought to Juncnu today.
To Discuss Postal Savings.
Washington , Feb. 17. The confer
ence of republican lenders of the sen
ate which was agreed upon yesterday ,
for the purpose of harmonizing con
flicting amendments to the postal sav
ings bank bill , Is to bo held today af
ter the senate adjourns.
Refuse Wage Increase.
Detroit , Mich. , Feb. 17. The request
for a iO percent increase in their wage
scale by the live marine labor organ
izations was refused by the executive
committee of Dredge Owners Protec
tive association. The organization
then submitted n schedule for the 10
percent increase after July 1 , the pres
ent schedule to be in effect until then.
The owners will confer on thla propo
Suspended From Wall Street.
New York , Feb. 17. The governors
of the stock exchange declared that
the failure of Lathrop Hasklns and
company on January 19 , was caused by
reckless and unbusinesslike dealings
and that Henry S. Hasklns , the board
member of the firm , Is ineligible for re
instatement as a member of the ex
change. The firm of Lathrop , Hasklns
and company was involved in the
Hocking coal pool.
Uoosovclt. Mr. Bonfils , who carries
with him credentials from almost
cry chamber of commerce between
Kansas City and the Pacific coast , will
urge Mr. Uoosovelt to return to this
country through Russia and the Phil
Ipplnes , making his entry at San Fran
The program which is to be suggest
ed to Mr. Roosevelt will not Interfere
with his present arrangements in Ku
rope , but ho will be asked after the
conclusion of his lectures in England
to turn toward the east again for the
purpose of visiting Japan and the Phil
Ipplnes In order to acquaint himself
thoroughly with the existing conditions
In the Pacific.
Mr. Uonfils will sail from New York
on Saturday. He will be accompanied
by George Creel , n member of his Den
BARRED NEGROES FROM A JURY.
An Insult to Ask White Man to Sit
With Them , Oklahoma Judge Said.
Muskogee , Okla. , Feb. 17. Judge
John H. Pitchford dismissed a jury at
Wagoner today because there were
four negroes on the panel , and ordered
another venire. This is the llrst time
such action has ever been taken in the
Judge Pitchford is a democrat. He
was transferred from Taloquah to
Wagoner to try cases In the place of
Judge John II. King. When he found
four negroes upon the regular jury
Judge Pitchford told them that they
would be excused. One , a negro
preacher , demanded whether they were
dismissed because they were negroes ;
the judge told him the court had the
right to dismiss any juror ho saw lit
and that ho did not propose to have
any questions asked.
Ho said that in this * state the law
provides that the negroes shall ride in
trains , on street cars separately , at
tend separate schools , eat at separate
tables and that ho did not propose to
Insult white men by making them
servo on the jury with negroes.
The matter has caused Intense ex
citement In Wagoner county , where
nearly one-half of the population are
negroes , and where until today ne
groes have sat on juries without ques
Navy Life Not Attractive.
Boston , Feb. 17. A resolution peti
tioning congress to appoint a commit
tee of civilians who were in no way
connected with the navy department
to investigate condition in the navy
and the treatment of enlisted men by
their superior officers , was adopted by
the executive board of a national or
ganization , Blue Jackets Friends. The
society believes the fact that but 17
per cent of all the men who enlist
serve a second term and only 4 per
cent a third , traceable to the treat
ment of enlisted men by the superior
RECORD PRICE , $9.40 , FEACHED IN
AND SOUTH OMAHA PAYS $9.40
Thursday Sees Hogs Reach the High
est Price Ever Paid In the Hlotory of
America Equalled Once In Chicago
In 1870 $9 in Sioux City.
Chicago , Feb. 17. Live hogs at the
stock yards today touched a record
price , unequalled since 1870 , selling
at I'.t.'lO a hundred.
Omaha , Feb. 17. The highest price
record for hogs In the South Omaha
market was again raised today when
host heavy hogs brought $9.05 per hun
Sioux City , la. , Fob. 17. Hogs made
a now high record hero today , touchIng -
Ing $9.00 , 15 cents over previous high
St. Joe , Feb. 17. The highest price
over paid for hogs on the local market
was that today of StUL'Vfc per hundred
24 Below in Wisconsin.
New Richmond , Wis. , Feb. 17. Till
is the coldest day of the season
twenty-four below zero.
Car Ferry Towed In.
Grand Haven , Mich. , Feb. 17. Th
steamer Milwaukee , which arrived of
this port , towed the car ferry Gran
Haven into the harbor. The Grnn
Haven immediately made preparatioi :
for going out on her regular trip t <
Milwaukee. Her machinery was no
SPLITS NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS.
Bryan's Edict Has Effect of Tearing
Party to Pieces.
Omaha , Feb. 17. The declaration o
William J. Bryan for county option as
the best and most logical method o
regulating the liquor trallle in Nebraska
ka has brought the democratic party
of the state to the parting of the ways
It Is conceded that the Bryan follow
Ing , whatever It may , will start out era
a trail that heretofore has been un
blazed by any largo portion of the Ne
braska democrats , while a large man
her of the leaders and a goodly portion
of the rank and file will follow the wpl
trodden path of the past , on which are
numerous guide posts , all emblazoned
with the words , "We arc advocates of
personal liberty. "
While the declaration of Mr. Bryan
was not wholly unexpected , when It
did comb It sent a shiver up and down
the spine of the entire party of the
state , and , according to the leaders of
both factions , It has caused a split that
Is bound to grow wider as time passes
and ultimately disrupt Nebraska de
mocracy. It has suddenly brought two
new party lenders into the limelight
and to them the members of the two
factions are looking for relief and so
With Bryan out squarely for county
option , Richard L. Metcalfe , editor of
the Bryan paper , becomes the Bryan
mouthpiece and the man who is to
shape up and outline the Bryan plan
of campaign. On the other hand , the
Bryan declaration suddenly elevates
James C. Dahlman , mayor of Omaha ,
to the position of a Moses to lead the
liberal element of the party awny from
what he designates as "the wilderness
into which Bryan would conduct the
For several months , and In fact be-
'ore Mr. Bryan departed on his South
\mericnn trip , Metcalfe has been
sounding the democratic lenders in
ho different counties of the state , as
certaining bow they and the people
generally fool with reference to the
ounty option question. While the ex-
iresslons of sentiment have been di
vided , he has discovered that In the
arger towns there is a large propor-
Ion who are opposed to the move , pro-
'erring the high license plan in the fu-
uro as in the past. In the country he
Inds that the sentiment is almost unl-
' in favor of wiping out the sa-
oons. They contend that this Is the
> nly thing that will forestall and put
iff state-wide prohibition , which they
leclaro Is bound to come Inside of ton
James C. Dahlmnn , who now has the
ight to be recognized as the leader of
ho anti-county-option faction of the
lomocratic party , does not believe that
ho now position assumed by Mr. Bry-
in can bo carried through nt the com-
ng election. In discussing the propo-
Itlon , ho says that the Bryan move-
nent will win over some republicans ,
iut ho will lose a great number of dem-
icrats who have been his supporters
m every measure that ho has hereto- ii
ore advocated , adding :
"Our party is composed very largely
if the so-called liberal element , and
nen with that belief will not follow
Ir. Bryan , or anybody else , into the
amp of the county optionlsts. I shall
osltlvoly maintain my position and
o all I can to defeat any such propo-
The position taken by Mr. Bryan has
ad the result of fracturing all of the
olltlcal slates that have heretofore
eon made and no man , no matter how
rise he may be , can toll just what
larklngs nro upon thorn.
In the democratic camp the Bryan
announcement has suddenly boostei
the stock of G. M. Hitchcock nut
.rallies C. Dahlman , both of Omaha , nt
candidates for senator and governor
respectively , of the liberal faction. II
has practically eliminated Govornot
Slmllonbergor and put him over on the
Bryan side of the fence , owing to the
fact that he was responsible for the S
o'clock closing law , which , llrst , last
and all the time , was opposed by Dahl-
i man. As candidates of the county op-
tlonlsts It has suddenly brought Rich
ard L. Metcalfo of Lincoln prominent
ly before the people as a candidate for
senator and Otto C. Lobock of Omaha
na tlio choice for governor , with n pos
sibility that Governor Shallenborgcr
may bo endorsed as tlio optlonist can
didate for the senate.
The now democratic departure has
set tlio republicans to guessing as to
what Is going to happen In their own
party. Heretofore William A. Hayward -
ward of Nebraska City has been look
ed upon as the logical candidate for.
governor. Ho Is recognized as belong
ing to the liberal element , but now he
is going to have opposition in the per
son of Mayor Love of Lincoln , who has
boon succosHftil In making the capital
n strictly prohibition town during his
administration. For senator , Burkctt ,
the present Incumbent , has the undi
vided support of the liberals , but the
county option proposition has sudden
ly developed George Sheldon as a
prominent candidate of the republicans
who would throw closer restrictions
around the saloons. Sheldon preceded
Shnllonbergor as governor , and if he
goes into the campaign will bo a vig
TWO INCHES OF SLEET IN TEN
NESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI.
COLDEST IN YEARS IN OKLAHOMA
The Weather In Texas Is Clear But
Cold Twenty-four Degrees Below
Zero In Wisconsin , the Coldest Day
of the Winter There.
Memphis , Term. , Fob. 17. On the
heels of spring-like weather the cen
tral south and southwest today Is
covered with sleet and snow. Mem
phis Is covered with two inches of
sleet which fell during the night and
it was , still snowing today. In north
ern Mississippi and central Arkansas
practically the same conditions pre
vail , while the extreme northwestern
section of Arkansas reports n snow
fall of ten Inches.
In southwestern Texas the weather
is clear but cold. Oklahoma points re
port to coldest weather in years.
STORM MOVING EASTWARD
Gentle Spring in Atlantic States Will
Take to Cover Tonight.
Washington , Feb. 17. Gentle spring ,
which ventured abroad in the Atlantic
states yesterday and today , will be
running for cover by tonight , ahead of
a snow and sleet storm which has tak
en a flying start over the eastern gulf
states and is moving northeast rapidly.
The eastern Atlantic states will bo un
der its Influence by tonight or tomor
row morning , at the latest , the weather
bureau forecasters say.
This morning at Brownsville , Tex. ,
at the mouth of the Rio Grande , the
temperature is below freezing and the
mercury is registering 20 to 30 below
In the northwest. A sleet storm Is
central over the Mississippi valley and
mow is tailing over the Ohio valley.
TRIAL IS ON
3EFcNSE HINTS IT MAY THROW
SUSPICION ON ANOTHER.
3LOOD STAINS ON MONEY COUNT
'rofessor Thorpe , Dean of the College
of Chemistry of Creighton Univer
sity , Omaha , Is There to Testify as
to the Blood Marks.
Ainsworth , Neb. , Feb. 17. Special
0 The News : The work of taking ovi-
: once in the Davis murder case began
n earnest Wednesday morning. Noth-
ig but circumstantial evidence has yet
One line thrown out by the detense
3 to suggest that the killing was done ' s
y some one else , and an effort Is be- s
ng made to direct suspicion against
nether party who was In the Davis
001 hall that evening.
professor Thorpe , dean of tlio Col-
ago of Pharmacy of Creighton iinlverr
Ity , Omaha , is here to testify as to $
lie blood stains found on the money p
n Wilson's person at the time of his t
The jury was secured after two d
ays' session. g
Tuesday Wilson's , or rather Rlfcnt
urg's wife , cnmo with her baby. This I
i tlio woman and child that ho desert-1
d at Fort Mead. She Is rather a' ' o
andsome , fair haired Swede woman v
nd the baby is particularly bright a
PAXTON FILES SENSATIONAL RE
PLY TO HYDE'S DEMAND.
TYPHOID GERMS AS A METHOD
For the First Time the Open Accusa
tion Is Made In Court That Dr. Hyde
Murdered Two Swopes and Tried to
Kill Others of Estate.
i Kansas City , Fob. 17. John G. Paxton -
ton , in n sensational answer filed in
circuit court at Independence today ,
accuses Dr. Hyde of bad faith In try
ing to secure evidence In his ( Pax-
ton's ) possession "tending , " the an
swer roads , "to prove that the plain
tiff has inurdered by the administra
tion of poison , Thomas II. Swop e and
Chrlsman Swopo ; has also attempted
to poison Margaret Swope and by the
same kind of treatment had communi
cated to the members of the Swope
family typhoid fever. "
Tills was the first time that Dr.
Hyde had been openly charged with
communicating typhoid fever to the
members of the Swopo family.
l Mr. Pnxton's amended answer was
filed in connection with a motion filed
by Dr. Hyde's attorneys to compel Paxton -
ton to Include In his deposition In a
civil suit letters or other communlcn
lions he had received from Dr. Lud
wig Hektoon of Chicago.
After hearing the arguments in the
cnso the court overruled the motion
filed by Dr. Hyde's attorneys.
Guerilla Warfare In Nicaragua.
Managua , Feb. 17. General Chamor-
ro , according to advices received here ,
suddenly abandoned his march south
ward and unexpectedly appeared at
Dionlsio , fifteen miles to the east of
Terrabona. He then disappeared com
pletely. A division under Lara has
been sent to cut off his escape through
Chontales , which appears to be his ob
jective point. General Rlvas is be
lieved to be close on bis heels. The
movements are degenerating into guer
rilla warfare. Chamorro's great han
dicap is the lack of ammunition. He
is also without heavy artillery.
MISS ELKlNS MAY RECOVER
Girl Who Shot Herself at Kansas City ,
Passed Fairly Good Night.
Kansas City , Fob. 17. Miss Agnes
Elklns , niece of United States Senator
Elklns of West Virginia who shot her
self nt a local hotel yesterday , was
much improved today and her physi
cian believed that she would recover.
Miss Elkins passed a fairly good
night and seemed cheerful today.
HURT IN DAKOTA WRECK.
Eight People Injured , Nobody Killed ,
When Cars Tip Over.
Madison , S. D. , Feb. 17. The Chicago
cage , .Milwaukee & St. Paul passen
ger train which left hero at 1 o'clock
a. m. , for Sioux City was wrecked by
a broken rail four miles south of here.
The two passenger coaches left the
track , turned over and wore dragged i.
forty rods. No one was killed but !
eight wore Injured , they are :
Mrs. Carl Bunte , Rock Rapids , In. ,
head and hip crushed.
H. L. Rock , Chester , S. D. , hip and
A. H. Bailey , Minneapolis , oar cut.
R. A. Schollinglaw , Dubuque , la. , hip
and check bruised.
Martin Johns , Madison , S. D. , hand
W. F. Shattuck , Madison , S. D. , ear
L. H. Staloy , Chester , S. D. , head
and hand injured.
The injured were all taken to the
TALL ACTRESS TO VAUDEVILLE.
A Monologue Stunt Will Be Tried by
New York , Feb. 17. Lillian Lee ,
ivho has been the comedy hit of mi-
norous Broadway musical productions
n the last two years , has decided to :
ipply for vaudeville bookings. She
ft'lll get them , too , for she tried a mon-
jlogue last Saturday night that had i
.lie audience laughing so much at fi
.linos she had to stop until quiet was if
estorcd. I ft
Miss Lee's most recent Broadway' ' ) )
success was in the shoo store scene of n
'The Midnight Sons , " where she made
ho ordinary feat of trying on shoes a
icreamlngly ludicrous scone.
Since leaving that company she has ti
jeen diligently rehearsing a mono-
oguo , new songs written especially to vi
mit her personality and now talk '
icconipnny the songs. | | H
Miss Leo Is so tall that at ,0110 time | < :
ihe announced that she would quit the oi
itago because her height was a drawfii
Russians Being Falsely Lured. , '
St. Petersburg , Fob. 17. The jour-
ml of commerce and Industry , the oran - '
; an of the ministry of Franco , today
irlnts a warning to Russian immigrnr
Ion agents who promise high wages ai
m the farms of Hawaii and other conn |
lltlons favorable to Russian Iniml- ( ] ,
; rnnts , The paper cites the appeal of
he llrst party of immigrants arriving
n Hawaii to the Russian consul at.
rokohoma asking assistance in vlowjn |
if their miserable condition. Hain
mllan Immigration agents are active it
mong the colonists in Manchuria. g <
CONDITION OF m WfATHtR
Temperature for Twenty-four Houri.
Forecast for Nebraska
Maximum . 9
Minimum . . . . . S
Average . 0
Barometer . HO.Sti
, Chicago , Feb. 17.The bulletin Issued -
sued by the Chicago station of the
' United States weather bureau glvos
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Partly cloudy tonight and Friday ;
slowly rising temperature.
F , HITCHCOCK
PRESIDENT APPOINTS INSURGENT
OVER POSTMASTER GENERAL.
AND INSURGENTS ARE ELATED
The Story is That Postmaster General
Hitchcock Held up the Appointment
of George C. True of Oskaloosa , la- ,
But Taft Names Him.
Washington , Feb. 17. Insurgent
members of the house are elated over
a report generally circulated that Pres
ident Taft has overruled Postmaster
General Hitchcock again in the sus
pension of nn appointment of n post
master recommended by an insurgent
The story Is that after a spirited con
troversy lasting some weeks the presi
dent sent to the senate the nomination
of George C. True as postmaster at
Oskaloosa , la. , who had been recom
mended by Representative Kendall but
disapproved by Mr. Hitchcock. It is
reported that Mr. Kendall protested to
the white house that Mr. Hitchcock
was discriminating against him and
that alter two calls the president told
Mr. Hitchcock lie would appoint True.
SHOOT TWO FOR $10
Bowery Desperadoes in New York
Hold Up Men In Saloon.
Now York , Feb. 17. Two despera
does with drawn revolvers raided the
obby of the Wavorly hotel on tlio Bo\v-
> ry today , shot down and probably
'atally wounded Fred Devlin , a guest ,
iVho , when they demanded money for
Irlnks , was only able to produce a
lime , and then held up an ; ' . ' . /'Micd the
? Ierk of the night receipts. Iss I than
MO all told was the result of the
iold-up and murder. The men ran
'rom the hotel after snooting and ills-
ippeared. Devlin died this morning.
SOOTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE
Charles W. Merritt a former meat
nan nt Lamro who is serving six
nontas' sentence in the Minnchaha
'oimty ' jnll and who in addition was
ined $500 by the United States fed-
sral court , Is the first man convicted
n South Dakota under a United States
itatute which prohibits Indians selling
ssue stock or their increases to white
nen without a written permit from
he Indian agent.
The storm , which started at Huron
arly Tuesday morning , developed into
lie fiercest blizzard there in twenty-
Ive years. Other towns in South Da-
iota report similar experience. No
rains reached Aberdeen. Pierre was
aught by the blizzard , but toward
vcnlng the storm lost Its strength
STONE REPLIES TO HADLEY.
> ays Recount Is Impossible ; Puts
Question Up to Governor.
Washington , Feb. 17. Answering a
barge made by Governor Hadloy of
llssouri that Senator Stone of that j j
tate was not honestly elected to the i 'i
'nltod ' States senate and that there' ' t
hould be a recount of ballots , Senator u ,
tone declared that "such a recount o
s Governor Hadloy proposed Is im- r
osslbly nt this time because ho knows v
would bo vlolatlve of the constitut ' ;
on and statutes of the states. "
Senator Stone in a prepared state-
lent asked significantly if "Governor u
ladley can point out a way which a' ' r
ill legal Investigation can be had and ' n
' it is had and the finding is in my j c
ivor , will ho resign the governorship . s <
ecauso of false and malicious state-
touts and pay the costs ? "
American Tramps Deported.
New Orleans Fob. .
, 17. All American n
amps will have to leave the east Oi
last of Nicaragua according to ad- j C
Ices received hero today. An order' ' ci
> this effect , it Is stated , have boon ci
ibiied by General " '
inal" president , upon the suggestion ' ci
f American Consul Moffatt at Bluetl
plds. American tramps , It Is claimn :
1 , have been proving a disturbing fncF
ir In Nicaragua , being responsible for cl
'oquont brawls. i ti
Roosevelt Reaches Upper Nile. S (
Gondokoro , Upper Nile , Fob. 17. tli
nlonel Roosevelt , Kermlt Roosevelt
id other members of the Smlthsonc <
n African expedition arrived hero tof <
ly. All are well.
Grand Jury Calls Packing Official ,
Chicago , Fob. 17. The federal grand ( | i
iry which is investigating conditions c
i the packing industry called before m
Thomas Hoops , a department nmnaid
sr for Morris and company. tl
CHICAGO UNDERWORLD WAR
GETS INTO DYNAMITE STAGE.
IS RESULT OF RECENT TRIALS
The Second Bomb That Has Been Set
Under a Chicago Resort Building ,
Was Set Off Thursday In Effort to
Wreck Witness' Place.
( nlcngo , Fob. 17. An echo of the
war between residents of west sldo
resorts occured today when an attempt
was made to wreck with a bomb a
three-story building. The building Iu
owned by Max I'ltinuiier , who leased
It to Michael Heltlor , both of whom
ll.Mircd prominently at the trial of
Police Inspector Edward McCann ,
This is the second bomb thrown In
the underworld war , which haii boon
raging ever since the conviction of
the police Inspector. The explosion
followed closely that which damaged
a building owned by Louis and Julius
Frank. The Frank brothers wore also
Important witnesses In the McCaim
trial. No arrests have boon made.
ILLINOIS PAROLE LAW INVALID.
A Number of Prominent Convicts May
be Returned to Prison.
Springfield , 111. , Fob. 17.-Tho Illi
nois supreme court held ttmt the state
parole law of 1899 was Invalid. Judge
Vlckors stated that
persons who arc
out on parole would have to go into
court with the parole which had been
granted thorn by the state board of
pardons and ask the court for a dis
charge on pnrolo. Then Governor Do-
approve the action of the
court. This is , under the law of 1897
which the supreme court holds Is In
force after de-daring the law 01 1899
The decision In substance moans
that the board of pardons is stripped
of some of its most important powers ,
chiefly the releasing of penitentiary
prisoners without the approval of the
judge by whom they wore sentenced ,
that felons serving Indeterminate
terms in state penal institutions for
the crime of
manslaughter which was
included in the application of the act
nf 18UO are serving sentence under a
law that docs not exist.
That defendants tried , convicted and
sentenced under the pnrolo act of 1899 ,
now In prison , may be taken back to
their respective trial
courts and re
Numerous petitions probably will be
Illed on behalf of persons
now In the
penitentiary for writs of haheaiiH cor-
> us ,
- convicts paroled
'rom the Joliel penitentiary under the
aw of 1899 face the
possibility of bo
ng returned to prison :
John A. Cook , former circuit court
'k-rk ; Paul O. Stonsland , former presi-
lent of the Milwaukee Avenue State
mnk ; Henry W. Ik-ring , former casher -
or of the Milwaukee Avenue State
mnk ; Evelyn DeRoddka , connected
vitii a prominent Milwaukee avenue
nmily , convicted of burglary.
Drop Dougherty Case.
Joilet , III. . Fob. 17. The parole
> oard dropped the hearing of the
) ougherty case on receipt of the sU-
iremo court decision
A Boundary Quarrel With Mexico.
Austin , Tex. , Feb. 17. As a result of
i visit from R. H. Ward of San An-
onlo , attorney for the city council of
31 Paso , Goverhor Campbell addressed
. letter to President Taft calling his
ttention to the necessity of a prompt
ettloment of the boundary line dls-
nito between the United States and
lexico affecting n portion of EI Paso ,
'he territory in dispute has a popula-
Ion of about f > ,000 , with taxable val-
cs of $ u,000QOO , and has been Invad-
d by squatters claiming property
Ignis under Mexican authority and
, 'ho threaten the use of arms to hold
ho land they have seized. The feder-
1 and state courts are exercising crlm-
nal jurisdiction In the territory in
uostion , but the federal courts have
Gcontly , at tlio request of the depart-
lent of Justice , suspended the oxer-
ise of civil
jurisdiction providing a
ottlement of the boundary contro-
Two Million Trust Fund Upheld.
Springfield , 111. , Fob. 17. The , 1111-
ols supreme court uphold the $2,000-
DO trust fund created by the will of
olonol John Warner of Clinton and
antlnuod his son , former Commission-
r of Pensions Vospnscian Warner , as
ilmlnistrntor. Tlio verdict of the clr-
ult court of Dowitt county declaring
10 trust invalid was reversed and re-
landed. Mlnnlo Warner , mother , and
lora Warner Bell , sister of Vospasl-
Ian Warner , had contended that the
ust was invalid as the will might
[ > vor be probated and the circuit court
i decreed and ordered n division of
10 real estate In the trust. Under this
[ > w decision Vonpnsclan Warner will
jiitlnuo to administer the property
ir ton years.
French Carnegie Commission.
Paris , Fob. 17. The Inaugural meet-
ig of the French commission of the
nrncglo hero fund was hold in the
ilnlstry of the Interior. Former Pros-
lent Loubet was * elected president at
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