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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NKIWASKA KHIIXAY AI'KII S 1)1 ! ) ( )
A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN
LEADS IN DEMOCRAT BROTHER.
THEIR MOTHER HELPS CHEER'EM
A Unique Congressional Scene Paint
ed When Foss of Massachusetts Is
Escorted to Speaker's Stand by Foss
Washington , April 7. The demo
crats of the house today engaged In
n noisy demonstration when Bugone
N. Foss of Massachusetts ( democrat )
was escorted by his brother , George
B. Foss of Illinois ( republican ) to the
speaker's desk In order that the oath
of office might bo administered to the
now member who succeeds the late
Mr. Loverlng ( republican ) .
Their Mother Helps Cheer.
Republicans remained In their scats
quietly as the democrats arose on-
masse applauding and cheering. On
the front row of the speaker's gallery
a sweet faced old lady joined in the
applause. She was the mother of the
two brothers who were the center of
attraction. Her two dnughtor-ln-law
sat on either side of her and joined in
A Unique Situation.
Almost every member of the house
was In his seat when the two brothers
marched down the central aisle , Rep
resentative Ollio James of Kentucky
having mndc the point of no quorum
aw soon as the house assembled , In
order that a full attendance might
greet a democrat who succeeded a re
In no other case do brothers occupy
seats on the floor of the house , and
never before have brothers of oppo
site political faith boon members at
the same time.
WOULD LIMIT GOLD STORAGE
Storage Over Year Adulterates Food , .
Says Senate Committee.
Washington , April 7. A limit should
bo put on the use of cold storage for
the purpose of advancing prices'aul-
I'lclally. This Is the judgment of the
senate cost of living committee and
Chairman Lodge today Introduced in
the senate a bill to moot the recom
Mr. Lodge's bill provides that food
kept in cold storage for more than one
year should bo considered as adulter
ated and that any food taken out of
cold storage and erroneously marked
as to the time it has boon in cold stor
age should bo regarded as misbrnnded
in violation of the pure food laws.
Fatal Wreck On Georgia Road.
Augusta , April 7. In a wreck on the
Georgia railroad near Berselin , two
men were killed and ono white man
and four negroes seriously hurt. Mis
understanding of orders is said to
have been the cause.
Omaha Black Hander Sentenced.
Omaha , April 7. Pasqualo Mazzoo ,
an alleged member of the Black Hand
organization , was sentenced to thir
teen mouths in the federal prison at
Fort Leavonworth with a fine of $100
by Judge W. H. Munger in the United
I States district court today. Mazzeo
pli-aded guilty to sending two threat
ening letters through the mails to an
Italian banker at Geneva , N. Y. , de
SILVER RAINED IN THE STREET.
Bank Sack Filled With Quarters Burst ,
Broadway Was Quite Upset.
New York , April 7. Several hun
dred near mine prospectors , composed
mainly of newsboys , peddlers , white
wings and street Arabs took part In
a maddened rush for the silver re
gions which were temporarily situat
ed in and around the Citizens' Central
National bank at 320 Broadway , about
10 o'clock this morning. A largo can
vas bag containing hundreds of dollars
lars in quarters , burst open and sent
a. stream of flashing silver coins in
The motor car which brings the
treasure to the bank had drawn up to
the curb and was being unloaded un
der the watchful eyes of Dennis Mahoney -
honey , a policeman. As the bag with
the quarters was taken off the ma
chine something ripped and the quart
ers rolled out. Dennis blow like mad
on his police whistle and from all di
rections came the traffic men , officers
In plain clothes , men and others.
They formed a circle around the place
whore the quarters had fallen and just
The sight of the silver , twinkling
here and there as the coins rolled In
all directions , sot Broadway mad with
the lust for gain. Everybody tried
to grab a coin or two , or throe , while
the cops stood guard and beat them
off. Fruit vendors loft their stalls ,
I / business men loft tholr offices , news
. / boys stopped shouting "Extra , " , traf
vj. fic was blocked north , south , east and
west while the scramble for quarters
wont on , But most of the coins wore
recovered by the owners. There was
one real benefit. Street cleaners
swept as they never had believed
they could sweep and that block was
the cleanest in all the city.
T , R , AS BRIDEGROOM AG/HN /
He nnd Mrs. Roosevelt Renew Drive
on Slope of Alps.
Spozln , Italy. April 7 Theodore
Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt began
the day with a carriage drive along
the Htiuny slopes of the Llgurla Alps ,
the road they followed as bride and
groom twenty-four years ago. The
day was as beautiful as could he
wished. They expeet to reach Genoa
Storing Up the Eggs.
Chicago , April 7. Seventy-two mil
lion eggs are said to have been taken
off the open market recently and deal
ers said one of the effects of this wilt
bo to keep up retail prices. It was de
clared that the entire central west
was being canvassed for eggs which
were being rushed to cold storage ,
rather than to the retail market.
To Raise Western Freight Rates.
Chicago , April 7. Progress toward
an advance In the freight rates on
many commodities on the part of the
railroads running west c" iCeiV'stu
which has been feared by II
for several weeks , was made , it is bo-
lloved , at a mooting of the presidents
and chief executive olllcors in charge
of trallic of the western linos.
A "MONSTER" WITH 21 WIVES.
"Baron Lichenstein" Also an "Abom
inable Liar , " the Judge Said.
Now York , April 7. In sentencing
Arthur V. Zimmerman , known as Baron -
on Llchonstoln , who was convicted of
perjury In connection with his mar
riage to two women , Judge Dike , in
the county court of Brooklyn , today
severely denounced the prisoner , re
ferring to him as an "Inhuman mons
ter" and "abominable liar , " nnd declar
ing that the evidence had shown he
had at different times married twenty-
Judge Dike gave Zimmerman the
limlt of the law , sentencing him to
Sing Sing for an indeterminate sen
tence of not more than nine years and
eight months and not less than four
years and six months. As the court
imposed sentence Zimmerman stood
before the bench , palo and trembling ,
continually shaking his head in pro
test as the denunciation was heaped
upon him. The judge's statement fol
"Zimmerman , you have been mar
ried to twenty-one women , eleven of
whom have become mothers of your
children , and ono the mother of twins.
'From all those women ypu have ob
tained money. You thought by run
ning away to Canada you were safe
from our laws , hut you forgot you
had committed the crime of perjury ,
and through this you have been con
victed also of the crime of bigamy.
It is impossible to show how many
women you have married.
"You shake your head as you stand
there , but you know that this is true ,
because you have confessed to the de
tectives. You are an inhuman mons
ter. Yon are an abominable liar. I
give you all the law allows. "
Zimmerman , who is about 50 years
old , a rather distinguished looking
man with a goatee , was arrested in
Hamilton , Out. , on complaint of Mrs.
Louise Hall of Brooklyn , one of his
many wives. Bigamy not being an
extraditable offense , a charge of per
jury was preferred against him in that
ho had sworn falsely in taking out the
marriage license. Posing as a Ger
man of noble rank , the man is al
leged to have married many women
in different parts of the country and
deserted thorn after obtaining money
A MAN DEFENDS HAT PINS.
Washington , April 7. Washington
women may jab holdup men and mash
ers with long hat pins all they desire
and no ono in congress will rise up
to cry "Outrage,1" according to Major
Sylvester , superintendent of police of
the District of Columbia.
"Wo have In Washington 16,000
more women than men , " said Majoi
Sylvester today in discussing the agi
tation against long hat pins. "Such
predominance of the gentler sex can
have only one result. Numbers of
women are obliged to go about the
streets at night without escorts , and
numerous Instances have come to the
attention of this department where wo
men assailed by marauders at night
have used hat pins with telling effect.
"Of course , there always will bo
Isolated instances of accidents , but it
seems to me that when nil is said
and done on this subject , the hat
pin's value as a weapon of defense
to a woman so far outweighs all ar
guments as to its danger that this de
partment does not feel justified in is
suing a restrictive order.
BOSTON BAD FOR BABIES.
Percentage of Deaths There Greater
Than in New York or Chicago.
Boston , April 7. A larger proportion
tion of babies die in Boston before
they are 1 year old than In Now York
Chicago , Plttsburg , San Francisco , St.
Louis , Cleveland , Milwaukee , Clncln
uati or Buffalo. Boston does not per
mil the death of as many out of 100
as Fall River , whoso married women
are in Its Industries and whoso mothers
ors , at the mercy of machinery , lost
260 out of 1,000 babies born to them
In 1900 and 380 In 1908. More died
In Lowell also than In Boston , for the
same economic reasons. In 1909 Bos
ton lost 173 out of every 1,000 babies
born. These statements are taken
from the report of the Milk and Baby
FIVE BANDITS SECURE $5,000 IN
BANK NEAR CHICAGO.
POSSE FIRES , CAPTURING TRIO
The Men Captured the Nlghtwatch-
man and the Night Engineer of the
Electric Light Station Then EC-
caped on Santa Fe Train.
Chicago , April 7. Five masked ban
dits escaping with $5,000 stolen from
the bank of Coal City , at Coal City , 111. ,
exchanged shots with a posse today ,
three of the robbers being wounded
Coal City is twenty-six miles south
west of Chicago. The population was
aroused by the explosion in the bank.
U Jiinu'i iv-Ui .
Society entered the town on
_ _ Hid began operations
by capturing Barney Ghetto , the night-
watchman , and Washington Fryo , the
night engineer of the electric light
The men entered the bank , blew
open the safe and , with the money
they found , fled to the railroad , where
they leaped on a Santa Fe freight
train. Part of the plunder consisted
Throe hours later three men , suffer
ing from shot wounds , were arrested
at Morris , 111. The wounds were re
ceived , it is reported , when a posse
formed along the line of the Santa
Fe came up with the fugitives.
Phones the Next Town.
As the train carrying the bandits
pulled out of the town , Ghetto suc
ceeded in cutting his bonds and rushed
to the telephone and notified the
nightwatchman at Mason , seven miles
south of Coal City. Ho , with Dr. E.
D. Watts laid in wait for the robbers.
Watts was armed witli a repeating
shotgun and Marshal Miller carried a
Twenty-five Shots Exchanged.
At JMason the freight train stopped
to switch cars. The bandits leaped
from the train and hid In a clump of
shrubbery near the track.
Miller and the physician discovered
their hiding place and opened fire ,
which was promptly returned , twenty-
five or more shots being exchanged.
When the train started the bandits
leaped aboard nnci again escaped.
Autos Race After Train , Men Shoot.
Immediately the sheriff at Morris
was notified. Several automobiles
were pressed inj.o service and the pur
suit began , the machines following the
Santa Fe right-of-way. After a time
the motor cars sped directly along
side the freight train , members of the
posse occasionally firing at dark ob
jects which were thought to be the
When the train came to a stop at
Veron , near Morris , the cars were
searched by the sheriff and Ills men.
Capture Three Wounded , Two Gone.
Three of the fugitives were found.
All were wounded. The other two
had fled. It is believed they leaped
off the train from the side opposite
the pursuers and escaped with the
The prisoners were taken to Morris ,
whore they refused to give their
Shipload of Dynamite Explodes.
Tokio , April 7. A lighter loaded
with dynamite in the harbor of Kobe
caught fire today , causing an explo
sion that killed three persons , wrecked
many houses on the water front and
causing a monetary damage of $250-
Memphis Aviation Meets Start.
Memphis , April 7. Knowing that
the opening day of Memphis' first
aviation meet proved a distinct dis
appointment , thousands of visitors
wont to the trl-stato fair grounds to
day. The program arranged for yes
terday in the aeroplane events was
postponed until today on account of
the high wind. Glenn H. Curtiss
planned to break his standing start
record and Charles F. Wlllard to re
duce his accuracy record of twenty-
Nearly Lost $1,000.
Aberdeen , S. D. , April 7. Peter
Greenstein doesn't believe In banks.
'J hereforo when he sold his house the
other day preparatory to moving on a
claim in the west part of the state ho
did not deposit the money , $1,000 , in
a bank , but hid it away in an old bu
reau drawer. Later during Mr. Green-
stein's absence Mrs. Greenstein sold
the bureau to n second hand furniture
dealer. When Mr. Greenstein reached
home his wlfo proudly told him of the
bargain she had made , nnd was as
tonished when her husband with a yell
of consternation broke for the door
and ran hurriedly down the street. He
was just in time , for the second hand
dealer was dickering with a customer
for the bureau when Greonstein ap
peared on the scene , rushed hurriedly
to the piece of furniture , pulled out a
receptacle and rescued the $1,000 all
In crisp greenbacks.
STREET CAR STRIKE AVERTED
Columbus , Ohio , Car Men Vote to Ac
cept Companys' Offer.
Columbus , O. , April 7. The newly
formed union of the motormcn and
conductors of the Columbus Street
Car company voted early today to ac
cept the offer of the company and thus
the threatened strike was averted.
Tlit > compromise was brought about
by Joseph Bishop of the state board
The compromise gives the man a
cent an hour Increase , being based on
the time that the men have been em
ployed by the company. An addition
al half cent an hour will b > > given the
men after January , 1911.
SECOND BROOKLYN OANK PALS
The Borough Bank of Brooklyn Closes
Doors Deposits Two Million.
Now York , April 7. The Borough
Bank of Brooklyn closed Its doors to
day and the superintendent of banks
has taken possession of Its business.
The hank has a capital of $200,000 ,
with deposits aggregating over $2,000.-
000. B. It. Shears is president. This
Is the second bank failure In Brooklyn
within a week , the first being the
Union Bank of Brooklyn.
Another man had his foot crushed
shortly before McMillln was killed.
Superintendent Chenny said that the
conditions attending the closing of the
hank were almost Identical with those
which led to the closing of the Union
As was the case witli the Union
bank , the Borough was obliged to sus
pend during the panic of 1907 and was
reorganized later. The new manage
ment was obliged to assume liabilities
which have been a heavy load and the
suspension of the Union bank had a
bad effect on the Borough , which was
known to bo in the same position.
The Borough bank closed its doors In
October , 1907 , and on the charge that
the Institution's funds had been mis
appropriated , its president , Howard
Maxwell , and its cashier , Charles W.
Burscher and Arthur D. Campbell were
indicted. President Maxwell commit
ted suicide a few days later by cutting
HE WOULO BE
WARREN GARST FORMALLY AN
NOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY.
TO OPPOSE CARROLL AT POLLS
Garst Was Lieutenant Governor Un
der Senator Cummirs When the Lat
ter Was Chief Executive of State.
Runs on Progressive Ticket.
Dos Moines , April 7. Warren Garst
of Coon Hapids , la. , lieutenant gov
ernor during the last term of Senator
Cummins as governor , today an
nounced himself as a progressive can
didate for the republican nomination
for governor of Iowa , opposing Gov
ernor B. F. Carroll.
BRYAN MAKES STATEMENT.
Wont Run for Senator , Nor Start Pro
San Juan , P. H. , April 7. W. J.
Bryan , who is touring the island , took
occasion to deny certain reports which
have reached him as to his intention
on returning to the United States.
He smilingly declined to say what lie
would do , but declared himself on
some of the tilings he would not do.
Ho said he would not start a prohibi
tion paper and he would not be a can
didate for the senate. The change in
the rules committee of the house of
representatives lie said , "pleases mo. "
Mr. Bryan will be a passenger on
the steamer Caracas , which sails for
New York April 13. He has been
greeted by large crowds at Uie various
town in Porto Hlco through which ho
has passed. He delivered a lecture at
the municipal theater here , the pro
ceeds of which will go to charities.
DISCUSS IT AT WHITE HOUSE.
Cardinal Gibbons Makes Unexpected
Visit and Talks With Taft.
Washington. April 7. Cardinal Gib
bous made an unexpected visit to the
white house yesterday , and when leav
ing snld that the Incident at Rome had
"Both the president and I expressed
regret , " said the cardinal , "but I as
sure you the mention of the affair was
entirely casual. "
Killed By Train.
Fremont , Nob. , April 7. A moment
after ho stopped onto the track at the
Northwestern coal chutes at East Bud
yesterday noon William M. Dodson , a
laborer , was struck and fatally Injured
by passenger train No. 310. The vic
tim died wliile being taken to the hos
pital. Dodson was employed at the
coal chutes as a coal henver. He had
boon In the coal house for a few min
utes and had just stepped out onto the
truck whore the accident occurred.
plho door opens within a few feet of
the rails. The body was thrown fully
twenty feet from the tracks.
Fighting In Turkey.
Prlstiua , Turkey , April 7. The ar
rival of heavy reinforcements has en
abled the Turkish troops to temporarily
arily check the advance of the clans
men who have been threatening Pris-
Una , but it was only after severe fight
ing for two days In the vicinity of
River Lnbdur with losses on both
sides that the government troops were
able to bar the victorious inarch of
the Albanians. The latter are await
ing reinforcements from the clansmen
to the southwest , when It Is expected
the fighting will be resumed.
CLIMAX IN THE
BIG GRAFT CASE
INDICT FRANK N. HOFFSTOT , CAR
BANKER CONFESSES HE BRIBED
Hoffstot , President of the Pressed
Steel Car Company and One of the ,
Most Prominent Business Men In
the Country , Held for Bribery.
Plttsburg , April 7. The climax
promised In the Pittshurg graft ex
posures came , us promised , late yes
terday with the presentment by the
grand jury of a lengthy report in
which is recommended the Indictment' '
of Frank N. Hoffstot , president of the ]
Pressed Steel Car company and one |
of the most prominent business men
In the country.
Simultaneously in open court came
a plea of Bmll Winter , president of the
Worklngmans Savings and Trust com
pany , that he had no defense to make
to the charge that ho gave a $20,000
bribe to former Councilman Morris B.
Hoffstot Paid a $52,500 Bribe.
The following In abbreviated form
are some of the most startling find
ings in the grand jury's presentment
made public last night :
1. That Frank N. Hoffstot , presi
dent of the Pressed Stool Car company
and president of the German National
bank of Allegheny and prominently
identified with other banks , paid to
Charles Stewart , a former councilman ,
the sum of $52,500.
2. That the money was a bribe used
in influencing the votes of councllmon
to pass an ordinance naming three
banks in which Hoffstot was interest
ed as official depositaries of the city's
I ! . That the arrangement for the
payment of the money to Stewart was
made in the spring of 190S and that
the Into James. W. Friend , at that
time an official of the Pressed Steel
Car company , \sas an associate in the
Attorney Refuses to Take Part.
4. That the original plan which
Friend had was to obtain the services
of William A. Blakeley , who was then
a practicing attorney here but who is
npw the district attorney in charge of
graft prosecutions , as a stakeholder of
the bribe money until the ordinance
fi. That Attorney Blakeley declined
to act in the capacity named and
warned all parties of the criminality
of the proposition and of the liability
to prosecution if It went further.
6. That subsequent to Mr. Blake-
ley's refusal , Messrs. Friend and Hoff
stet complete an arrangement with
Stewart whereby Hoffstot would payer
or cause to be paid to Stewart the
sum named $52,500.
7. That the transaction was ar
ranged to be made in New York city
and took place there in June , 1908 , in
order , if possible , to avoid criminal
liability in Allegheny county.
5. That Hoffstot did also solicit
and secure from ono James N. Young ,
cashier of the Second National bank
of Pittsburg , the sum of $21,000 , to be
paid Stewart to insure the selection
of the Second National as one of the
favored city depositories.
Stewart Demanded a Bribe.
9. That Stewart did demand from
the now deceased Friend , who was act
ing as agent for the Second National
bank , a bribe for Stewart's vote in
favor of the bank ordinances.
10. That in accordance with the
findings , it be recommended that in
dictments charging conspiracy and
bribery be returned.
The Banks Involved.
Banks named as ultimate principals
to profit by the bribes alleged to have
been paid by Hoffstot , to Stewart , are :
The Farmers Deposit National bank ,
the Second National hank of Pittsburg
and the German National bank of Al
In addition to these three the Co
lumbia National bank of Plttsburg , the
German National bank of Plttsburg ,
and the Workingmens Savings nnd
Trust company of Allegheny wore
named as city depositaries in the ordi
nance passed July 9 , 190S over the
Banker's Confession a Sensation.
The plea of nolo contendero made
by President Bmil Winter of the
Workingmens Savings and Trust com
pany was no less a sensation than thi ;
report of the grand jury. Ho was
charged with the payment of a $10,000
bribe to Morris B. Insteln , a former
select councilman. When Winter ap
peared in court , Judge H. S. Fraser ,
who is presiding in graft cases , asked
to bo excused from hearing the pica.
Judge Fraser explained that on ac
count of his long and intimate friend
ship with Mr. Winter ho wanted to
have nothing to do with the case.
Winter was then taken before Judges
Thomas D. Cnruavan and J. M. Sear-
Ingou and entered the formal plea.
Sentence was postponed.
Hoffstot Figured In Recent Strike.
Frank N. Hoffstot , as president of
the Pressed Stool Car company , ono
of the largest Industries of its kind In
the country , recently figured promi
nently In the public eye while a strike
was on at his plant In McKocs Hocks.
During the long mouth's suspension
there wore many riots nud many per
sons killed , nnd the state troopers
were called out.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHIRi
Temperature for Twenty-four HDUTK.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Maximum 7 < i
Minimum -if !
Chicago , April 7. The Itullotlii Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
1'nltoil States wuather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday ; cooler to
IN SOCIALISTIC MILWAUKEE
Newly Elected Mayor Tells What He
Intends to Do.
Milwaukee , April 7.-"The first step
of the socialist-democratic party will
bo to reassure the people and relieve
tholr minds of apparent fear that our
victory moans the entire overturning
of business In this city , " said Bmll
Seldol , Milwaukee's newly elected so
cialist mayor. i
' " 1 hero will bo no Utopia , no milieu-
turn , none of the wild antl-overytlilng
that our opponents have charged to
us. There will be no policy bosses ,
no one-man policy. i
"Wo shall give every ono In the
party a chance to bo hoard and to
voice ills sentiments.
"Our plans are now In an embryonic
condition , so 1 can not discuss them
"As to corporations , we shall make
them pay their share of the taxes nnd
improve the lot of the worklngman.
"We will do nothing revolutionary ,
nothing that would turn the tide of
sentiment against us.
"If any question arises which the
administration can ubt handle , we will
refer It to the electorate as a whole.
"After all , they are the only bosses.
The socialist party has been given a
chance to show its merit. We can do
tills by insistent and consistent con
"In a way wo are on trial and will
show the people of what mottle we are
1 "This election was not the result of
one campaign. It is the victory that
comes to a cause after twenty-six
years of the hardest kind of work. Wo
have flooded this town with literature
and have had men on the stump in
and out of campaign times , educating
the workingmen to the opportunities
that lay before them.
"We have not promised the work-
ingmoii or the city at largo an Imme
diate panacea for all ills. Wo have
promised the best government that wo
can give and wo are going to live up
to that promise. "
Rain is Needed.
West Point , Neb. , April 7. Special
to The News. The continuing dry
weather is having disastrous effect
upon the small grain sown throughout
the country- Wheat Is up , hut owing
to the loose , friable condition of the
topsoil is making very little headway
and in some instances has been blown
out o ftlie ground. Oats are lying
dormant in the ground there being ab
solutely no moisture on the surface ,
not sufficient to germinate the seed.
Bvery slight wind raises clouds of
dust and the air is filled with flying
particles of dirt. Rain is badly need-1
od throughout tills entire portion of
Voting On Strike.
Cincinnati , April 7. The joint com
mittee representing the Order of Hail-
road Conductors and the Brotherhood
of Hallway Trainmen , whose demands
were refused in part by the Cincin
nati , Hamilton and Dayton railroad on
Tuesday , ordered a referendum vote
among the members of the two unions
as to whether or not to call n strike.
WON'T MEDDLE WITH TARIFF.
Chairman Payne Refuses to Take Bill
Onto Floor of House.
Wnshington , April 7. Flatly declin
ing to precipitate "tariff disturbance"
by calling a mooting of the ways and
means committee of the house to con
sider placing cattle and meats on the
free list for one year to relieve the
high price of foods , Chairman Payne
In nn open letter to Hoprosentative
Foolker of New York , declares that a
majority of the committee opposes
any amendment to the tariff law.
Mr. Foolker in a reply asks the com
mittee to reconsider and "if they will
not grant mo a hearing and are op
posed to the bill that they will report
the bill adversely and thus give the
members of the whole house a chance
to sny whether they are in favor or
against the measure. "
Mr. Payne , who is republican floor
leader , says in his letter that he can
vassed the republicans of the com
mittee and that they are opposed to
the Foolker bill because they did not
believe the tariff which it proposes
would Improve the law and that if the
committee brought in Kich a bill , and
It came up in the house for consld-
, oration , the tariff law would bo open
to amendment In every paragraph and
schedule and would disturb business
so long as the result was uncertain
and halt , If not destroy , the wonder
ful advance In business which would
follow Immediately after Its enact
"I can not think of anything which
would bo more- disastrous , " ho says.
Mr. Payne comments on the great de
mand for foodstuffs. Increase in busi
ness and wages and universal employ
ment of labor and says ;
"All the people have plenty of mon .
ey , which tends often to extravagance i
and waste. "
THREE i BOYS
I J ! TO PRISON
MYTHICAL BANK FRAUD SCHEME
LANDS THE YOUTHS.
NONE OF THEM OVER 20 YEARS
The Lads Faked Up a Fictitious Bank
Which Gave to Themselves Outlnnd-
Ish Credits , Enabljng Them to Se
Covlngton , Ky. , April 7. Three
.vouths , each less than 20 , were taken
to tlu federal prison at Atlanta , On. .
today to serve sentences of a year Im
posed by the United States district
court for a fraudulent banking si-homo
which they conducted In the llttlu
mountain town of Orr , Ky. A fourth
was sentenced to four months In jail.
The boys profited about $2HOO by
tlii'ir scheme , which Included the es
tablishment of " "
a mythical "hank"
which gave wholesale dealers glowing
accounts of their credit , enabling them
to obtain large shipments of merchan
dise. David Prince and Marion and
Richmond Sparks were sent to prison
and George White received the Jail
HASN'T ANSWERED INDIANA.
Will Walt a While Before Making Up
Mind to Change Plan.
Washington , April 7. President
Tnft has not yet replied to telegrams
from Indianapolis urging him to re
consider his decision not to visit that
city on May 5. The president has been
informed that other telegrams and lei-
tors are on their way to Washington
and ho will make no answer until all
are received. To the callers at the
white house today President Tnft de
clared politics hail nothing to do with
Ills decision , lie said he had read
Senator Beverldgo's speech some tlmo
ago. before lie accepted the invitation.
Wliilo the president had the opportu
nity to read Senator Boveridge's
speech It was not submitted to him by
the Indiana senator , nor was it sub
mitted with any idea of executive ap
proval or disapproval.
Havelock Boilermakers Strike.
Lincoln , April 7. Special to The
News : Ono hundred and fifty boilermakers -
makers in the Havelock shops struck
at ! t o'clock this morning. Dissatisfac
tion with the piece work system was
the exciting cause. Other boilonnak-
ers in Burlington shops in the state
are expected to quit work.
CAMPAIGN AGAINST FLIES NOW.
Topeka , April 7. Dr. S. J. Crum-
bine , secretary of the Kansas hoard of
can to show how dangerous flics rrn
and how easy it is to bof rid of them.
Within a short time we will bcnln
sending out the 'swat the fly' placards
to be posted in every postofllco and
I wherever the local health officers can
| "The placards are about the most
effective plan wo have of fighting the
little pests. They arouse the citizens
to clean up and keep their places
"The university is mnkiiig experi
ments with the parasite that kills
largo numbers of ( lies late in the sum
mer. We are going to Hud out about
tills parasite and see why It does network
work earlier in the year and try to
propagate it and then send the para
site out like they do the fungus for
f l.incli and green bum "
health , is preparing to start the "swat
the fly" campaign.
The first move will be a letter to
every mayor of a Kansas town. The
letter will urge that every manitir and
j trash pile he cleaned up and oilher
burned or covered.
"These barn refuse and trash pile.s
are the breeding places of the flies and
to remove thorn is the preventive
measure nnd is many more times ef
fective than any euro , " said Doctor
HUMAN EYE A DECEIVER.
Objects are Falsified by Nerves Which
"Correct" Images , Says Doctor.
Chicago , April 7. The eye is
not us accurate as any well made
optical Instrument , " was the state
ment made by Dr. Henry Gradle , pn-
fcsKor emeritus at Northwestern medi
cal college , in a talk on "Illumination
and the Bye , " at a luncheon given by
the Blectric club yesterday.
"Tho optic nerves , which 'correct'
images in the eye. really falsify ob
jects , " Dr. Grndle said. "No eye is as
accurate as n well made optical Instru
ment a camera for Instance. The
eye has a wonderful power of adapt
ing itself to different degrees of il
lumination. If we outer a dark space
we see nothing distinctly at first. But
soon the eye adjusts itself and objects
begin to loom up.
"In order to avoid fatiguing repeti
tions of this adaptation it Is host to
have any artificial illumination uni
form and not concentrated In any part
of one room. That Is , It is bolter to
have several lights around a room ami
not ono big chandelier.
"To relieve the fatigue of concen
trating the eye on ono object , as In
sowing , for instance , whore a certain
i focus Is maintained , it Is n help for
the seamstress to look off Into the
distance for n second or two at per
iods of five or ten minutes. "
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