The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, June 24, 1910, Image 1

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P6rter Charlton , the American Whose
Wife Was Found Dead in a Trunk In
Lake Como , Italy , Reaches New York
on Steamer Prinzess Irene.
New York , June 24 Apparently un
concerned over his desperate plight ,
Porter Charlton , the young bank clerk ,
who stands the confessed murderer
of his wife , the former Mrs. Mary
Scott Castle at Lake Como , spent a
restful night in his cell in the Hoboken -
ken jail , where he was lodged after his
arrest on the North German Lloyd
line pier yesterday and calmly awaited -
od his arraignment in the recorder's
court today ,
Quits Talking of Himself.
Obedient to the advice of Uls at
torney , R. Floyd Clark , the youth has
stopped talking about himself and his
affairs and it was only to his anxious
father , Judge Paul Charlton of Wash
ington , who with careworn face was
\ early on the scene , and to his legal
advisers that Charlton had anything
to say.
A Shower Bath Tn Jail.
His comfort during the night was
tuaterially increased by the kindness
of the jail officers who , when the boy
expressed a desire to take a bath ,
rigged an Impromptu shower In his
cell and permitted Charlton to Indulge
in an unwonted luxury , for prisoners
are rather meagerly bathed In Ho
boken lock-up.
Fears to Meet Wife's Brother.
A desire to avoid Captain Henry
Harrison Scott , his wife's brother and
the man whose vigilance and re
sourcefulness played such an Impor
tant part In Charlton's chase , and
aversion toward the attentions of
newspaper photographers , were ap
parently still the youthful prisoner's
main concern as the Important pro
ceedings of the day were awaited.
Hearing Postponed.
While much hinged on the attitude
of the Judicial officers In the New
Jersey district where the capture was
effected , it was understood before the
arraignment today that when Chart-
ton was brought into court an adjourn
ment for twenty-four hours at least
would be asked to enable a better pre
paration to be made for Charlton's
To Take Him Back to Italy.
A rather Imposing marshalling of
forces on both sides was Indicated.
It was understood that former State
Senator William - . Edwards had been
retained to assist in Charlton's defense -
fense while on the other side were
found Italian officials who were ex
pected to ask Charlton's extradition
to Italy to bo tried for the murder of
his wife.
Italian Officers on Hand.
Here from Washington to appear in
the case was the Marquis Dl Montag-
lalrl , charge de' affaires of the Italian
embassy , who had with him the Ital
ian vice-consul In New York , Gustavo
DI Rosa.
Fight Extradition ; "Insane. "
It was expected that the opposition
to Charlton's extradition would large
ly hinge on the young man's physical
and menta } condition.
"A consumptive whose actions point
to an unsound mind , " was the way the
prisoner was characterized by his
Proof of such a condition of affairs
it was thought in some quarters
might even influence the Italian gov
ernment to forego an extradition demand
mand and it was considered certair
In any event to weigh heavily will
the action to bo taken on any sucl :
demand by the Washington authorl
Another Bath Under Dlshpan.
Whatever nervousness Charltor
might have felt over the ordeal o
his tg" % nt did not effect his
early % - J > f preparation for the
day. t % iy after rising he
, took an /.h under the big
dlshpan thu xm"d been punched full
of holes , hung from the celling of his
cell and fitted out with a hose at
tachment. He emerged refreshed and
cheerful In appearance and with a
hearty appetite for his breakfast of
eggs , coffee , rolls and cereal.
Reads All the Papers.
Then Charlton sent out for nil the
papers and read with evident eager
ness every story of his own crime
that he could get hold of. Ho was oc
cupied thus until along toward the
time for the convening of court.
Meantime a big crowd gathered out
side the city hull , where police head
quarters , Jail and courtroom are
grouped together In a convenient
jumble. A policeman at the door of
the building kept the throngs back.
Insanity His Defense.
An Indication of likely procedure
was given by R. Floyd Clark , Chart-
ton's counsel , who said that In the
event that the Italian government
moves for an extradition It would be
two weeks before the papers can
reach this country. In the meantime ,
Mr. Clark says an inquiry will be
made Into Charlton's insanity.
His Acts Point to Insanity ?
Friends and relatives of Charlton
reiterated today their conviction that
while many circumstances of the
crime pointed to Irrationality on the
young man's part , his actions after
the commission of the murder , partic
ularly In his flight to this country , and
his attitude on his arrival , offered what
they considered conclusive proof of his
Guard Him , Fearing Suicide.
Lest Charlton might make an at
tempt on his own life , a close guard
was kept on him last night. Charl
ton's slumbers , however , were unin
terrupted , the guard said , the youth
hardly turning on his cot after the
early hour when sleep claimed him.
Mr. Edwards arrived after 10
Mr. Edwards , addressing Recorder
McGovern , said that he bad just been
called into the case and had not yet *
had time to make himself acquainted
with Its Intricacies.
He thought an adjournment would
be agreeable to all concerned and ask
ed the court to carry the case over a
few days.
Case Continued Till Tuesday.
Prosecutor Garven offered no objec
tion and the court ordered the case
adjourned until next Tuesday at 10
o'clock. The question of what dispo
sition should be made of Charlton was
discussed at some length , and It was
finally decided to commit him to the
county jail at Jersey City.
Arrested As He Steps From Steamer.
New York , June 23. Porter Charl
ton , husband of Mrs. Mary Scott Cas
tle Chnrlton , whose body was found
stuffed Into a trunk which was taken
from Lake Como , Italy , recently , was
arrested as he stepped from the steam
ship Prlnzess Irene In Hoboken today.
Give Him "Third Degree. "
Charlton at first denied his Identity ,
but after being given the "third de
gree" he admitted that he was the hus
band of Mrs. Charlton.
Charlton made a signed statement
0 the Hoboken police.
Tries to Shoot Police Chief.
While he was being sweated under
.he "third degree" he became infuri
ated and drawing a revolver tried to
shoot Chief of Police Hayes.
Confesses The Crime.
He was disarmed and a few minutes
ater confessed the crime.
Charlton's Signed Statement.
Within a half an hour after his ar
rest Charlton had signed the following
statement :
"Wy wife and I lived happily togeth
er. She was the best woman In the
world to me , but she had an ungov
ernable temper. So had I.
Wife Was in a Rage.
"We frequently quarreled over the
most trivial affairs and her language
to mo was frequently so foul that I
knew she did not know the meaning
of it.
Quarreled On Fatal Night.
"The night I struck her she had been
quarreling with me. She was In the
worst temper I had ever seen her In ,
1 told her If she did not cease I would
leave her and put a stop to U. She
stopped for a little while and started
Kills With a Mallet.
"I took a mallet which I had used
to do household repairs and struck
her three times. I thought she was
dead. I put the body In a trunk in
which I also threw the malleL
Drags Trunk to Lake.
"About 12 o'clock that night 1
brought the trunk to my house and
dragged It down to a small pier anc
throw It overboard. I left the follow
Ing night and went to Como and fron
there to Genoa , where I took tin
steamer Irene three days later.
Murdered In Sleeping Room.
"The room where I killed her was ai
outdoor sleeping apartment.
( Signed ) "Porter Charlton. "
At the suggestion of an nttorno ;
whoso service he secured , shortly ai
ter his arrival at the police station
Charltoa added this postscript to hi
story :
Man Wanted at Brunswick , Royal , Or
chard and Other Towns In Northern
Nebraska , Is Arrested and Pleads
Guilty to Two Counts lu Jailed.
Nellgh , Neb. , June 24. Special to
The News : O. J. Scott , representing
himself to be an Insurance agent , was
arrested yesterday afternoon on ttoo
counts filed by County Attorney Rice.
The defendant pleaded guilty on both
charges , was lined $100 and costs ,
which he was unable to pay , and Is
now In the county jail in this city.
Scott had at one time been employed
by the National Accident Insurance
company of Lincoln , and had , It Is re
ported , been discharged by the com
pany a short time ago. He managed
to have a good stock of blanks on
hand and was doing business on his
own hook and pocketing the money ,
which was later sent to his family at
Scrlbner. He did remarkably well at
Brunswick , Royal , Orchard and other
towns up the line. Twenty policies
wore written by him In the town of
Concord , Dlxon county.
Writing Norfolk Policies.
H. W. Robblns , adjuster for the Na
tional company , had finally got on his
trail and located the gentleman at
Newport. Scott was caught In the act
of writing a policy for the Elkhorn
Valley Life and Accident company of
Norfolk. According to the county at
torney he had not been employed by
these men ns agent , and was doing
business on the same scale as that of
the National of Lincoln. He was
brought to Nellgh by Mr. Robblns and
was sooii arraigned on his complaint
and that of W. M. Barr of Brunswick ,
and the above fine and costs soon fol
lowed. In all probability there will
be many other counts filed , and his
stay In jail will be of an indefinite pe
A want ad In yesterday's News , in
serted by W. M. Barr of Brunswick of
fering a reward for Scott's address.
* C. L. Craig , Formerly Station Agent
at Royal , Neb. , Is Dead.
Orchard , Neb. , June 24. Special to
The News : Notice of the death of
_ . L. Craig at Struble , la. , has been
received by the local lodge of the A.
O. U. W. of which the deceased was
a member.
On June 16 , Mr. Craig , who Is to-
ally blind , fell from an open window
of a hotel in Struble to the sidewalk ,
a distance of about twenty feet , re
ceiving Internal injuries from the ef-
'ects of which he died Tuesday , June
Mr. Craig was for a number of years
station agent at Royal , at whch time
ils eyesight began to fall and he was
finally compelled to leave the position
and became totally blind.
At that time the general lodge of
the A. O. U. W. raised funds to send
ilm to New York , where he was un
der the care of eye specialists , but
nothing could be done for him.
He leaves two daughters , his wife
having died some years ago. He made
a visit to friends In Orchard and Royal
; he week previous to the accident.
Reckless Omaha Auto Driver Held for
Criminal Negligence.
Omaha , June 24. From the testi
mony of nineteen witnesses a cor
oner's jury last evening found AI
Schultz , driver of the automobile that
rammed another and killed William
Krug Tuesday , guilty of criminal neg-
Igence and recommended that the
county hold him for prosecution.
Picnic for Dr. Tlndall.
Niobrara , Neb. , June 24. Special to
The News : The Niobrara Methodists
held n picnic and fishing party on the
Island In honor of Rev. Dr. Tlndall
of Norfolk , who delivered an interestIng -
Ing lecture on Palestine In the evening
in the Methodist church.
Sell Lots at Auction.
Gordon , Nob. , June 24. Special to
The News : Allen Strong and Ray
Lyon sold their holding of lots in the
town of Clinton at auction. There
were a large crowd of enthusiastic
buyers. The thirty-six lots sold at
from 9 to $155 apiece.
Point for Oklahoma City.
Guthrle , Okla. , June 24. Holding
that W. H. Coyle , the complainant , had
no standing In court , Judge Ralpl
Cample dismissed on jurlsdlctlona
grounds the action brought to enjoin
Governor Haskell and Secretary eState
State Cross from removing the cap
Hal of the state to Oklahoma City
The court did not pass directly in va
lldlty of enabling action.
Seventeen Passenaers Hurt.
Carllnvlllo , 111. , June 24. Seventeor
persons were injured , several serious
ly , when the Chicago and Alton pral
rie state express train was wrecked t
mile and a halt north of Carllavlllo a
{ 25 p. m. , due to spreading rails ,
'orty-llve passengers were on the
Hester Washes Hands of It Ketchel
Has Been dissipating ,
Reno , June 24. Promoter Hester
ontlrms the announcement given out
iy Tom O'Day In San Francisco con-
ernlng the calling off of the Langford-
Itchel match. Hosier said :
"I am In receipt of Information that
Cetchol has not been taking proper
are of himself , and Is not now and
ould not get Into proper fighting
hapo. Rather than burden the poo-
ilo of Reno with a juatch of this sort ,
have decided to wash my hands of
he whole affair and'call ' It off. "
he Assessor Brouqht in a Report
Showing Norfolk's Assessed Valua
tion $26,279 Less Than a Year Ago
and the Board Boosts It.
Madison , Neb. , June 25. Special to
The News : The board of equalization
aised the assessment of the city of
Vorfolk 25 percent , the returns
rought In by the assessor being $2G-
279 less than the assessed valuation a
rear ago. Tllden will be raised 10
icrcent , Grove precinct 16 % percent ,
! reen Garden precinct 10 percent , the
Ity of Madison , 10 % percent , and
Schoolcraft 25 percent. Falrvlew will
e reduced 8 % percent. Emerlck 16 %
percent , Shell Crek 10 percent , New-
nan Grove village 16 % percent , and
rladlson 5 percent. The other pre
cincts of the county will remain as re-
urned by the precinct assessors.
After Forenoon of Hsavy Clouds , a
Downpour Begins at 11 a. m.
It began raining hard in Norfolk at
1 o'clock Friday morning.
The sun was shining in Omaha at
1 o'clock. There had been no rain
Great , heavy black clouds covered
Norfolk at 11 o'clock Friday morning
and the crack of lightning and roll of
hunder promised welcome rain. Oth-
ir parts of north Nebraska reported
ilouds with promise of thunder-
Deadwood , June 24. Crops today
are much more hopeful. Since yes-
erday afternoon Considerable rain
ias fallen In practically every part of
he northwestern and western section
if South Dakota and parts of Wyotn-
ng and Montana have had a soaking ,
lay and potatoes are in the worst
ondltlon but small grains are Iniprov-
ng. More rain Is predicted for to
Senator Gamble Secures Passage of
Cheyenne BUI.
Washington , June 24. Special to
The News : Senator Gamble secured
mssago of the bill opening to settle
ment surplus lands in the Cheyenne
ndian reservation in South Dakota.
This bill will throw open 1,210,000
acres and an appropriation of $160,000
s made for schools In territory to be
. Senator Gamble also secured an
amendment to the Indian omnibus
bill to pay the Mission Farm company
on the Rosebud Indian reservation
and others for losses sustained by
fire proved to have been caused by
carelessness of Indian police. The
fire occurred last September and the
oss was 8,000.
Insurgents Promise Not to Depose
Venerable Speaker.
Washington , June 24. "Uncle Joe'
Cannon will be permitted to end this
session as speaker of the house of rep
resentatlves. The Insurgents have
sheathed their snickersnees and wll
allow the venerable standpatter to de
part In peace and seek the suffrage of
his follow citizens for re-election to an
ordinary seat In the next congress.
President Tnft Is credited with hav
Ing succeeded In calling off the Insur
gents from the plan , which has been
under consideration off and on for several
oral weeks , of ousting the speaker
The president doesn't want any more
quarreling in the house this session
He wants to get all the bills on hU
program through , and the accomplish
ment of this d uiands the utmost peace
and quiet In the legislative halls.
The president In the last few day
has done a lot of conciliating amoiif
the Insurgents , and it has transplre <
that there no longer Is any thought o
an overt move against the speaker.
Several Insurgents , Including Llnd
bergh of Minnesota , have gone horn
assured there will be nothing attempt
ed In the eviction line.
The President Finally Wins His Point
Against Exempting Labor Unions
From Prosecution Under Anti-Trust
Law Fought It as Class Legislation
Washington , June 24. Labor or-
animations have lost tholr fight to
aln exemption from prosecution un-
er the anti-trust and Interstate com-
lerco laws.
Following a lively debate , and ' < y
vote of 138 to 130 , the house agreed
o the senate action striking out n
rovlslon in the sundry civil bill that
; ould have effected this immunity.
When the sundry civil bill was be-
ore the house that body tacked on
u amendment by Mr. Hughes , New
ersey , a democrat , providing that no
art of the appropriation for the en-
orcement of the anti-trust laws "shall
e spent In the prosecution of any or-
anizatlon or Individual for entering
iito any combination or agreement
laving in view the Increasing of
wages , shortening of hours or better-
ig the condition of labor , or for any
ct in the furtherance thereof not in
tself unlawful. "
The senate struck out the amend-
lent. The house instructed its con-
erees to stand by that provision , and
he senate conferees , resenting such
n ironclad exemption , refused to con-
Ider the Item.
Mr. Tawney of Minnesota , one of
lie house conferees , moved that the
mi so recede from Its position and
oncur with the senate's action. The
lotion stirred up a hornet's nest.
Taft Fought It as Class Legislation.
The action of the house of repre-
entatlves In preceding from Its labor
mendment to the eundry civil bill
larked the successful termination of
n all-day fight by President Taft
gainst what ho termed class legisla-
Ion of an Improper sort and appar-
ntly relieved the last real obstacle
n the way of an adjournment of con-
ress within the next few days.
President Taft spent the day and
ent every energy toward the defeat
f the house amendment * which pro-
iosed to exempt labor unions from
peratlon of the Sherman anti-trust
aw. He threw his wnole influence In-
o the fight , sending for several
cores of representatives and urged
hem to defeat the provision. Mr.
aft said that if it cast him the sup-
jort of every laboring man In the
ountry he would not approve such a
irovlslon of the law. The laboring
nan , he believed , was only entitled
o equality before the law and was
ntltled to no more.
She'll Live at His House May Never
Make Political Speech.
New York , June 24. "I don't know
.hat I shall ever make another pollt-
cal speech , " said Theodore Roosevelt
The colonel had Just popped out of
ils office late In the afternoon , his col-
ar wilted and his face red from the
leat. He saw a group of Interviewers ,
and stopped. They told him that his
Irst political utterance was awaited
with the greatest Interest and when ,
please , would he make It.
"I have no Idea when I shall make a
political speech , " he replied. "I shall
nake no speech of any kind for tw
months , and my first speeches In Kan-
ias City , Cheyenne , Milwaukee and
Jhicago will have nothing to do with
) olltlcs. I do not know that I shall
ever make another political speech. "
"What ? Never again ? " someone
"I didn't say never , " he corrected , "I
simply don't know. "
But speeches or no speeches , con
ferences will continue. Glfford Pin-
jhot and James R. Garfield , former
secretary of the Interior , went to Oy
ster Bay last night. Two or three of
the rough riders were the colonel's
guests at luncheon today. Mr. Roosevelt
velt did not reach his office until 10:38 :
o'clock yesterday. The place was belling -
ing all day long. Interviewers , pJiotog-
raphers , old friends and people bent
on every sort of mission besieged it.
After luncheon Colonel Roosevelt
spent an hour at his editorial office
where ho talked with Louis and Tern
pie Abernathy , the boys who rode on
horseback from Oklahoma to see him
Then In an automobile for Oyster
Bay , on the way to East river ferry
Colonel Roosevelt stopped at the home
of Mrs , Bridget Flyn to visit her sis
ter , Mrs. Mary Ledwlth , who nursed
his children during their Infancy. Col
onel Roosevelt kissed her and aske (
when she was coming to visit them
She will have u homo with the family
the rest of her days. She Is 85 years
Makes Mile In Auto in 49 % Seconds
Cutting Off 3& .
St. Paul , June 24. Barney Oldfloh
In his 200-horse power Benz ngali
lowered the one-mile record for a
circular track at the Twin City avla
tioa meet. He drove the mile In 495s
Temperature ( or Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Maximum On
Minimum tin
Average 80
llnroinc'tor 29.88
Chicago. Juno 24. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of tlio
United States weather bureau gives
tlio forociiHt for Nebraska as follows :
Oonornlly fair tonight and Satur
day ; cooler Iti west portion tonight.
seconds which Is two fifths of n sec-
iul butter than the record ho made
Vednesday afternoon and 1 % seconds
otter than the time made by Ralph
) e 1'altna on the same tracl : one
ear ago.
Glenn II. Curtis made .1 15-tnlnuto
xhlbltlon Illght In his aeroplane. , T.
Mars , In attempting n Illght In a
'urtlss machine , ran Into a fence and
ho machine was considerably dam-
ulllvan Is Turned Away From Jef
fries' Camp Uncermonlously.
Reno , June 24. Ex-champion John
j. Sullivan was told by ex-Champion
. J. Corbett that his presence was not
leslrcd at the camp of ex-Champion
ainus J. Jeffries.
"Why , " asked Sullivan , as he stood
it the gate that had been closed tear
ar him from Jeffries' cottage at
loana Springs.
"Because , " replied Corbett , "you
mve knocked the big fight and called
t a fake. Jeffries wants me to say
hat ho will not shake hands with
ou. "
"That's a mistake. I've been mis-
luoted , " protested the veteran John L.
"I don't believe you were mlsquot-
d , " calmly answered Corbett , and af-
er a brief colloquy Sullivan moved
away and returned to Reno , with his
nanager , Frank Ham.
The incident , which was witnessed
iy a number of Jeffries' trainers and
lewspaper men , created a profound
ensatlon and tonight is the talk of
he town.
The outcome Is a matter of conjee-
Speaking for Sullivan , Manager Ham
eclared that John L. refuses to regard
Jorbett as Jeffries' spokesman and
hat he will return to Moana Springs
ind make another effort to see Jef-
rles personally.
Speaking for Jeffries , who at the
Ime of Sullivan's call was lounging in
ils cottage , Manager Sam Berger as-
erts that Corbett was fully empow
ered to speak for Jeffries and that if
ullivan makes another effort to seek
dm out , he will be accorded the same
"Of course , " said Berger , "as the
public Is given access to our camp
Sullivan has as much right as anybody
3lse to come and watch Jeff work , but
Jorbett quoted Jeffries correctly In
elllng Sullivan that he will have noth-
ng to do with him. "
Sullivan , in a statement to the As-
oclated Press , said he was totally un-
irepared for the treatment given him
, nd has no intention of forcing him-
elf on Jeff If Jeffries/ does not care
o receive him.
'He ' declared there was no founda-
ion for the belief of Jeffries' trainers
hat he had "roasted' Jeffries and had
prmpd the coming fight a "frame-up. "
Witnesses In Larimer Scandal Were
Given School of Instruction.
Springfield , 111. , June 24. Disclos
ures of a sensational character were
made before the Sangamon county
grand jury of the existence of a sort
of "school of Instruction" for witnes-
es who have been summoned by
States Attorney Burke.
The activity of certain representa
ives of the accused legislators who
have been watching for the Issuance
of the subpoenaes and the arrival of
witnesses caused a quiet investlga
Ion. tl appears that the witnesses
were coached as to what to say be
'ore ' the grand jury.
So positive Is the evidence of such
a plan to thwart Justice that Indict
nents were drawn against several per
Judge Welch Annexes Considerable
Territory to the City.
Neligh , Neb. , June 24. Special to
The News : An effort has been made
for several months past by the city
officials to take In additional terri
tory and increase the limits of the
town. This was accomplished yes
terday when District Judge Welch de
cided that the city of Nellgh was en
titled to annex such lands and resi
dences that heretofore have derived
city benefits but were outside of the
The territory taken in is twenty
rods wide and three-quarters of a mile
long on the north and west of town ;
the depot grounds and property south ,
extending east and taking In the park
and all residences and lots both sides
of the C. & N.-W. railroad tracks. The
portion of the Conger farm , the
George Romlg farm and the Roach &
Anderson addition was left out. The
parties that have been fighting the
annexation wore : C. J. Allison , M. O.
Daxon , A. J. Anderson and Brodor
Ketelson. Attorney Charles H. Kelsey -
soy represented the city and J. F
Boyd , E. D. Kllbouru and O , A. Wil
liams represented those not In favor
of coming Into the limits of the town ,
Heretofore It Has Been Customary to
Fulfill Pledges of Party During Entire -
tire Term of President This Time
They're Finished In One Year.
Cincinnati , Juno 23. In a signed
statement in the Times-Star , President
Taft Is quoted today as follows :
"Washington , June 23. "I am elat
ed at the legislation which has boon
enacted by this congress. It has ful
filled the pledges of the party. It Is a
great satisfaction to mo that we have
accomplished so much. It lias been
the custom In the past to try to fulfill
party pledges during the term of the
president elected ; wo have secured
what we set out to get during the first
regular session of congress.
"We now have the best railroad reg
ulation law wo over had. The provi
sions for the supervision of capitaliza
tion wore omitted but that does not
mean that they have been abandoned.
Renewed efforts to enact them will be
made at the next session.
"I think the party in power has en
acted legislation which will inure
greatly to Its benefit. It hoa kept Ita
"Tho congress which is now closing
Its first regular session has done what
It promised the people to do , and the
republican party has good record to-
take the people In the coming elec
tions. "
Building Bill to Conference.
Washington , June 23. By unani
mous consent the house
today non-con
curred with the senate amendments to
the public building bill and the meas
ure was sent to conference.
Rebels Occupy San Vicente.
Washington , June 23. General Mena.
and his force of 1,500 men occupied San
Vicente , a few miles from Acoyapa ,
yesterday , according to dispatches re
ceived this morning by Dr. Castrlllo ,
representative In Washington of the
Estrada government of Nicaragua-
General Mena was then advancing on
Scoyapa. Only a few miles of com
paratively country and the Tipitapa
river now separate the Insurgent army
from the city of Granada , where the
people are In sympathy with the In
This brings the insurgent army to
the same point where it received n
crushing defeat from the Madrlz
troops early in March.
Save Train Near Crowell From Going
in Ditch.
Crowell , Neb. , June 23. Passenger
train No. 1 was delayed half an hour
Tuesday forenoon caused by bridge
No. 46 , one mile east of town being on
fire. The blaze was first observed by
George and Rudolph Stelnhoefel , two
small boys , who ran for assistance to
have the train stopped Just in time to
avoid a serious wreck. The bridge Is
not seriously damaged. The cause la
Bouqht Minnows of Maybury.
Nellgh , Nob. , June 23. Special to-
The News : John Maybury sold two
dozen minnows ( as they run ) to W. H.
Compton yesterday afternoon. Mr.
Compton is a musical director and has
been Instructing bands In music In
different parts of the United States
for a number of years. He Is now vis
iting relatives at Tllden , and has been
making weekly visits to Neligh in
structing the concert band of this
place. While In town yesterday he
conceived the idea that the weather
conditions were about proper to catch
a good string of bass and crapples , and
upon inquiry was Informed that May-
bury always had plenty of bait on hand
and the best variety. The deal was
soon made and the order calling for
two dozen minnows as they run waa
handed to the purchaser , who cheer
fully wended his way to the Elkhorn.
In the meantime John had posted N.
W. Job to meet Mr. Compton at the
bridge to call his attention to the fact
that bait was a scarce article below
the dam , but that they wore plentiful
at the upper dam more than one-half
mile distant. Mr. Maybury does not
reveal the balance of the story , but It
Is supposed that the Joke was on the
purchaser , as usual , who without doubt
"tumbled" to the fact before he hud
gone far In that hot sun yesterday
The Worden Funeral.
Nollgh , Nob. , Juno 24. Special to
The News : The funeral services of
Marvin Worden were hold yesterday
afternoon at the Methodist church ,
Rev. J. V. Hawk ofllclatlng , after
which the remains wore placed at rest
in Laurel Hill cemetery. The deceased
Is survived by a mother , two slstora ,
one brother , a wife and throe children.