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TIIK NORFOLK WEEKLY NRWS-JOUUNAL , FRIDAY , JUNE 24 , 1910.
HINTED SUICIDE TO HYDE ?
Attorneys so Construed a Remark by
Kaunas City Star : Thin la what It.
It. Hrowater of counsel for Doctor
llydu dcclarod In arguing for n now
"I ay tlullborntoly that Ufa Impris
onment IH worHU than iluatli ponnlty. "
And what Judge Latshaw Bald In re
ply wan tills : |
"You can't make niu bollovo It IH
bettor to bo haiiKud than Imprisoned
for life , because It IH always In the
power of the man Imprisoned to take
the other course if ho doHlrua It. "
And with that the thunderstorm
broke. The atmosphere of the crimi
nal courtroom that had been sultry all
afternoon an the tedious hearing had
drugged waH crashing with thunder ,
HuHhlng with lightning and howlliiR
with wind In an Itu'tant.
"What's that ! " F ank Walsh shout
ed , Jumping out of his chair.
"What's that you said ! " Drowsier
"I repeat that any man would prefer
llfo Imprisonment to death , " Judge
Latshaw replied. "While there Is llfo
there Is always hope. "
"Hut what was that you said ? "
Drowsier persisted. Walsh was stand
ing by his chair excited.
"What was that you said ? " ho de
"Proceed ! " the Judge said.
"Only a coward would take that ether -
or course suicide , " Drowsier proceed
ed. "And It Is not proper for It to bo
suggested from the bench. "
At the Insinuation of suicide , every
eye In the courtroom turned toward
the prisoner. Mrs. Hyde had drawn
closer to her husband and seized his
arm , Impulsively , her drawn face pale.
And all the while the attorneys and
the Judge were wrangling over what
the court had meant by his Judicial re
mark , a wan smllo played across the
thin lips of Bennett Clark Hyde , con
victed of the murder of Thomas H.
"I had no intention whatever of sug
gesting suicide in my remarks in the
court this afternoon , " Judge Latshaw
explained after court had adjourned
last night. "Tho attorneys for the de
fense placed a wrong interpretation
on my words altogether. By the oth
er course I meant that a prisoner al
ways has a chance at pardon. There
isn't a man in the penitentiary now
that has been there longer than fif
teen years. I am sorry that my re
mark was misconstrued as It was. "
Judge Latshaw took the case under
The storm came late In the after
noon , as the hearing was closing. Mr.
Browster was criticising the conduct
and demeanor of Judge Latshaw dur
ing the trial.
"I don't mean even to Intimate that
you weren't acting In good faith , your
honor , " the attorney said. "I have
faith in your honesty "
"Don't spend any time praising my
Actions or passing encomiums upon
me , " the Judge interrupted. "The
encomiums will be proper when I am
dead. What I want now Is your hon
est criticism of my conduct during the
case. I nm going to read this record
through and through and I want to
say now that if any action of mine
took away from your client his right
to a fair and impartial trial I shall
grant him a new one. If you believe
I have been unfair , say so. 1 have only
admiration for a man who can stand
up before a court and point out where
ho Is wrong. "
"Well I want your admiration then , "
Urewater replied. And ho sailed In
rough shod this way : "By repeated
displays of anger toward the attorn
eys for the defense , by uncalled for
and highly prejudicial comment , your
honor conveyed to the Jury the Im
pression that you believed Hyde was
guilty and ought to be convicted. "
Attorneys In the courtroom gasped
at this open denunciation of the con
duct of the court. When Mr. Brew-
ster started to explain that this con
duct , of course , was entirely uninten
tional on the part of the court , Judge
Latshaw replied :
"Go ahead , go ahead. I dent want
praise. I would rather have your lion-
So Brewster wont on , criticising the
"Go ahead , go ahead. I don't want
court's action in admitting as testl
mony , many of the little insinuating
circumstances which he said proved
nothing and only left a sting. He char
acterized the "banquet" Hyde was sup
posed to have attended the night
Christopher Swope died as a banquet
of one cup of coffee and a sandwich
and said the Judge ought to have ex
cluded It. Then ho took up the story
one of hte nurses told of Hyde filling
his hypodermic syringe with dirty wat-
or. Brewstor demanded of the Judge
what this could prove. Latshaw did
"I repeat , " Brewster said , "that every
singe insinuating circumstance which
could hurt Doctor Hyde was admitted
into evidence ; every one of thorn. "
Again gas ps came from the lawyers
among the spectators. This time Judge
Latshaw replied :
"That's not so , Mr. Browster , and
you know it Isnt' the truth. At Mr.
Walsh's request I kept many "
"But I insist , " Browster declared ,
"that the dirty water episode could
not possibly tend to prove in any way
that Doctor Hyde murdered Colonel
Swope. It had no place in the evi
dence. It was on such circumstances
as these that the Jury was blinded
with passion and sentenced this man
to worse than death. A life sentence
is worse than death. It "
"I don't believe it and you don't
moan It yourself , " Judge Latshaw In
Then came the "suicide" Incident.
But peace didn't come even after
that. Browster characterized Judge
Latahaw's action in sending Hyde to
Jail during the trial as highly pre
judicial to his case.
"Tho Jury did not know It , " the
Judge J replied ,
"But the action Influenced the pub
lic as It did the Jury , " Urowstor re
"This case Is not being tried for the
public , aa many of the arguments of
the attorneys have boon given , " the
"Do you mean my dpeech ? " Walsh
said , again breaking Into the two-
handed combat between the attorney
and the Judge.
"I repeat that your arguments nra
for the benefit and advisement of the
court , and not for the public , " the
"And I say that the Jury was un
duly Inlluoncod by the action of the
court In Bonding Doctor Hyde to Jail , "
Browster came back.
Then Judge Latshaw dealt out ft Ju
"Do you mean to say that the ton
allldavlts from the Jurors that Mr.
Conkllng has offered are false ? Do
you mean to say that these ton men
nro perjurers and liars ? "
"No , I don't mean to say that , but
"I didn't think you did , Mr. Brew
"But I do mean to say that "
And then launched Into n general dis
cussion of the conduct of the Jury and
Ita character , commenting on William
"If you believe there was Improper
conduct In connection with the hand
ling of the Jury , " Judge Latshaw said ,
"It was your duty as an attorney to
have procured affidavits and present
ed your assertions In your petition of
error. You did not file them. You
cannot discuss It now. "
"But the mere fact that the state
found It necessary to take affidavits
from the Jurors looks suspicious tome
mo , " Browster said.
Then Virgil Conkllng , county prosecutor
cuter , entered the debate.
"I took those affidavits from the
Jurors because I deemed it proper , aa
prosecuting attorney , " he said , angri
ly. "I took some other aflladavlts that
you've never seen and don't want to ,
"You're not going to get me into a
controversy with you , " the attorney
"But I suy you don't want to se
some of these aflladavlts I've got , "
Conkling persisted. He was angry.
"But I say I won't be drawn into
a controversy with you , you're too
vicious , " Brewstor shot back.
Then Judge Latshaw extended the
olive branch. Soon the argument was
closed. Judge Latahaw t'ook the case
under advisement. He will glvo his
decision Juno 29.
Perhaps the strongest point ad
vanced by the defense in Ita conten-
tentlon for a new trial was made by
Brewster earlier in his eloquent and
forceful speech. By falling to gtate
In the Indictment that Doctor Hyde
had poisoned by cyanide when the
state intended to base its entire case
on that theory , he said , the court had
only one action before it ; to order a
new trial for the physician. He ad
vanced several authorities to support
Mr. Conkling replied that even now
the state did not know all the poisons
that the "murderer" of Thomas H.
Swopo had used.
"When the grand Jury met we were
only certain that strychnine had been
administered , " ho said. "Later we
found that cyanide had been used. But
the criminal has not been followed to
his last tracks yet , hard as the state
has worked. There la still another
poison In that mysterious combina
tion. We do not know its nature ; no
one knows except the criminal him
At the close of the arguments
Judge Latshaw announced that he
would glvo the briefs and authorities
submitted by the attorneys the closest
"I have read many of the authorities
you have submitted three and four
times , " he said. "But I am going to
read them all again. I want to go
over your briefs aeveral times. I
want to go over the evidence of the
case. If I believe error has been com
mitted I will grant the new trial. "
Madison Chronicle : The marriage
of Fred Jenkins and Miss Mona Plass
occurred on Monday afternoon at 5
o'clock , Rev. H. McClenaghan officiat
ing. The ceremony took place at the
home of the bride's parents , Mr. and
Mrs. C. B. Plass , of this city. Only
imniediates relatives of the bride and
groom were present. After the cere
mony and congratulations , the wed
ding party repaired to the home of
the groom's mother , Mrs. Josephine
Jenkins , in this city , where a dell-
clous wedding dinner was served. The
bride and groom took the evening
train for Colome , Tripp county , S. D. ,
where they will make their home.
Both bride and groom are highly re
spected young people and como from
excellent families. The bride is a
graduate of Madison high school , and
also took special training for teaching
at the state normal school at Peru.
She has made an enviable record aa
a teacher , and is u young lady of most
excellent qualities. The groom Is a
young man of excellent character and
HYDE ANGRY AT HIS WIFE.
The Physician Didn't Like the Coir-
duct of Hie Case.
Kansas City , Juno 22. The belief Is
growing among persons in a position
to know that n break Is imminent be
tween Doctor Hyde and Frances
Swope Hyde , his wife. Reports last
week of n quarrel between the impris
oned physician and his attorneys were
followed yesterday by others as par-
slatent and well founded that Mrs.
Hyde was accused by her husband of
a lack of interest in his welfare and
that anger was oxhiblted on both sides
in the interview.
Mrs. Hyde is said to have gone to
the Jail the day before the arguments i
for a now trial for nor husband began
and that the prisoner blamed her for
"I am left hero In Jail while you and
the attorneys talk , and talk , and talk , "
le Is reported to have said. "I am
getting tired of waiting for you to do
something for mo. "
Mrs. Hyde defended herself and the
attorneys with some spirit , and her
attitude angered her husband still fur
ther. Ho declared he was not being
Ivon fair treatment and that those
who had been liberally paid to serve
him were not putting forth their best
"These delays and postponements
amount to only one thing , " ho said.
"They mean that I am going to he. left
In Jail all summer. "
Mrs. Hyde finally walked away from
her husband's cell in anger , but the
next day when the two met In court
they gave no ovldcnco of feeling.
They passed some time together In an
anteroom alone and when they emerg
ed their differences evidently had been
IS HE THE "JEFF" OF OLD ?
The. Retired Champion Appears Phys
ically Fit and Ready.
Ben Lomond , Calif. , Juno 21.
James J. Jeffries has reached the acme
of physical perfection , outwardly ;
whether James J. still Is able to as
similate soporific swings , Jabs or
hooks Is a story that will bo told In
Reno July Fourth.
The writer saw Jeffries when on his
theatrical tour after his return from
Carlsbad and has seen him about the
camp here at work and in repose. The
writer can aay truthfully that he never
saw a greater change in a man in his
life. The few months of systematic
work on the road , when he did a little
light sparring , rope skipping and ex
ercises Intended to reduce his girth
and the tasks he has accomplished
since he came up to this Eden in the
Santa Cruz mountains , have accom
When the road with " "
on the "all star"
troupe Jeffries worked with a big rub
ber sweatband encasing his stomach ,
which was aldermanlc despite the re
straining influence of the bandage.
His arms wore big with fat that had
the muscles. His great chest and back
showed layers of adipose tissue that
prevented speed and his breath came
in gasps. Only his legs looked right.
That was months ago. Today Jeffries
looks as though he might fight a buzz
saw and give the saw the first bite.
From the crown of his head down to
his toes his physical condition is won
derful. Jeffries' face shows the ef
fect of the rigorous life. It is as
brown as weathered oak from the
wind that sweeps over the hills and
through the canyons and the sun that
shines out of a sky a "million miles
high , " as the ball player says. His
to turn loose his jolts at full speed. If
ho did he would be all by himself in
this ideal training camp. The same
applies to the question. "Can Jeffries
etlll accept punishment and continue
aa he did in the days of old ? "
Never Too Late to Go Motoring.
New York , June 21. Mrs. Hepsa
Cottle , widow of Franklin D. Cottle ,
a San Francisco contractor , is dead
at her home here. She was 101 years
old. Mrs. Cottle a year ago celebrated
her one hundredth birthday by taking
her llrst motor car ride and forthwith
became an enthusiast. A week later
she motored to Boston and back and
enjoyed the trip hugely. Born in Mas
sachusetts , Mrs. Cottle wont to Cali
fornia in 1852 and lived there until
the San Francisco earthquake.
THE JAP JOHN D. A VISITOR.
And With Him Comes Hisako , Japan's
New York , June 21. Like a little
figure on a fan ; that's Hisako Mural
of Kyoto , Japan. Her father , Kishlbei
Mural , so rich that he is known as
"the Rockefeller of Japan , " fancies he
has made an American girl of his
Hisako. There has been for years past
an American governess for Hisako ,
American furniture and an American
bathroom In her homo in Maruyama
park. And now this trip around the
world , Mrs. Kishlbei Mural , Mr. Hlshi-
bei Mural , Hisako Mural and the gov
erness , all that Hisako may become
completely an American.
"Good day , " she said , although it
was in truth the early evening. "Good
day. I so sorry you wait. I been out
to buy many American things. Then ,
too , I was made some delay because
I change the costume for you , " smiled
Hisako. "In your stores I have worn
the honorable European dress all day ,
but now behold , I am Japanese girl. "
"Do you read American books ? Are
you allowed to read any of them you
desire to ? "
"But , most certainly I am allowed
to read which of your books I 'care
to , " declared Hisako firmly. "I have
read many of them. Of all your books
that I have read , I like best 'Little
Women. ' That I have read many
times and I very much like everything
Louisa Alcott has written. "
"No , no , no , " she said. "I do not
care for the love yet. I am an Ameri
can girl at the heart in that. I do not
love so young as do the Japanese girl.
Two , three spring times must come
before I love. When I am surely sure
a big lady , then maybe" with co
quetry "I shall love and marry the
American man. Ho is fine , big man ,
this Now York gentleman , is ho not ? "
"Then , as the wife of an American ,
you could do all the American things
you have learned to do , " the inter
William Krug Killed.
Omaha , June 21. William Krug ,
vice president and general manager of
the Fred Krug Brewing company of
this city , was killed ; Fred F. McCor-
mlck of Denver and Al Schultz , an
automobile driver , seriously hurt , and
Frank Klrkland of Omaha slightly in
jured when two cars came together at
the corner of Thirty-fourth and Leav-
cnworth streets shortly before noon
Krug and McCormlck were In a car
driven by William H. Wallace of the
Wallace Automobile company , going
north on Thirty-fourth street when
struck by n rapidly moving automobile
driven by Schultz and carrying Kirkland -
land and two others.
It Is not believed the Injury of
either McCormlck or Schultz will
Schultz was a reckless driver. Ho
drove a car belonging to one of the
Brandola brothers Into an accident
some tlmo ago. f
SCHOOLS NEED $23,260.
Board of Education Holds Special
Meeting to Analyze Expenses.
At a special meeting of the board
of education yesterday it was estimat
ed that $23,260 was necessary to bo
raised for Norfolk school district.
Miss Uortrudo Nellson was elected
a teacher of geography and arithmetic
In the seventh and eighth grades.
Julius Snlzwedel was elected janitor
of the Lincoln school.
This Is the estimate of funds needed
for the support of the schools for the
school district and for Interest on
bonds and sinking fund , adopted at
the meeting and certified to the coun
ty commissioners of Madison county :
Superintendent and teachers'
Officers' and janitors' salaries. . 2,500
Lights and telephone 200
Less receipts from licenses. . 4,500
Interest on Bonds.
1898 Issue of $11,000 at 5 % $ 550
1907 issue of $24,000 at 5 % 1,200
1898 Issue of $11,000 $ 110
Total amount necessary to
raise by taxation $23,260
H. C. Matrau ,
She Tried to Save The House.
The three-room cottage on the C. S.
Smith farm , south of the Junction ,
was entirely destroyed by fire during
the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Myron
Farley were renting the place and
their furniture , which was insured for
$100 , was also destroyed. Mrs. Farley
suffered a nervous shock and is ill
from the effects of inhaling smoke In
her bravo attempt at putting out the
flre and rescuing her two children ,
who were In the house with her. The
little Infant son was slightly scorched
about the face and limbs.
She Climbs to the Roof.
Mr. Farley was not In the house at
the time. Mrs. Farley was burning
cobs in the kitchen range and was
busily Ironing when she suddenly dis
covered the flre , which originated in
a defective fluo. ' She ran out and with
pails of water climbed to the roof ,
pouring the water Into the chimney.
She believed she had extinguishes the
flames and returned to the house ,
when she discovered all the rooms in
She succeeded in saving her two
children after inhaling a great deal of
smoke. When the hook and ladder
company arrived on the scene the flre
had made a clean sweep of the little
The Bookies Win It
The bookkeepers' baseball team in
the first game of ball of the season
succeeded In defeating the firemen's
team at the driving park last evening
by a score of 4 to 2. It was a fast
game from start to finish and there
were a number of sensational plays.
The first inning started out by a score
of 2 to 3 in favor of the hookies , and
from then on the game was anybody's
until the bookies' first baseman , Compton -
ton , ran in a score. The firemen did
not get another score and the end of
the fifth , the last inning , found them
working hard for a tie on Hulac's
three bagger. There were two men
out , however , and Hauptll'a popup was
quickly gobbled up by Mapea and he
was put out to Compton , ending the
game victoriously for the bookkeep
ers. The features of the game were
the three baggers by Durland and
The score by Innings : R. H. E.
Bookkeepers 3 0 1 0 4 2 2
Firemen 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
Batteries : Durland and H. Per
sona ; Hauptll and Bacon.
Death of Rev. Carl Martin.
Rev. Carl Martin , pastor of St. Jo
hannes German Evangelical church in
Norfolk for the past two years , died
Tuesday afternoon after an Illness of
ten days. Death was due to hemor
rhage of the lungs. The deceased was
69 years of age. Funeral arrange
ments have not yet been made , but It
is likely the remains will bo taken to
Kansas , where a daughter resides.
Another daughter , both by his first
wife , lives in Germany. Besides these
two children , the second wife survives.
Women See Flaht Pictures.
A number of women attended the
fight picture exhibition at the Audi
torium last night , and enjoyed them.
The pictures , showing fifteen rounds
of the Wolgast-Nelson fight , wore exceptionally -
After Blind Pigs.
Wayne Democrat : After several
days of preliminary sqoutlng United
Statea Marshal' Sldea of Dakota City
arrested Chris Hanson of the Dona-
wltz livery barn last Tuesday evening ,
and yesterday morning took the pris
oner to Tekamah for a hearing be
fore a federal commission on charges
of soiling liquor without a government
license. The Democrat is told that
a brick mason named Uridgefort , a
recent arrival In Wayne , is the wit
ness who bought the wet goods , some
tlmo last mouth. Bridgefort , Fred
Hlnrlchs , Charles Stout and George
Miner wore witnesses subpoened to
appear for the government , they nil
accompanied the marshal and victim
to Tekamah. There baa Deen consid
erable talk about tins tiarn and hoore ,
and no doubt the anti-saloon league
of Wayne Is making a still hunt for
all such joints. Marshal Sides In
formed the democrat that nil the poo-
pie of the dry towns had to do waste
to make complaint or send In evidence
of Illicit sales without government
license and they would do the rest.
Tekamah , Nlobrara and Norfolk are
the objective points for a hearing of
this kind , but the latter city has no
commissioner , and Teknnmh being the
nearest place bootleggers from Wayne
will bo taken there. If bound over to
the federal court Chris Hanson will
have to glvo bonds to appear later be
fore a federal Judge , probably In Oma
ha , or go to jail until such trial can
be held. In the latter case Marshal
Sides stated that Madison would bo
the place to keep such prisoners. This
Information Is given for the benefit of
othera who may be anticipating a lit
tle of this kind of experience. The
line for auch offense may be from one
to two or three hundred dollars , as
the Democrat understanda It.
New Church for Winner.
. Winner Journal : Winner Is to hnvo
a Catholic church before long. Father
Guessen held services at Lamro on
Thursday forenoon , and at a business
meeting which followed , plans wore
started for the erection of a church
edifice bore. A committee to solicit
funds was appointed with Father
Guessen ns chairman , and J. J. Wag
ner and Z. Smith as the other mem
bers. The building will be 28x60 feet
and located on two lots west of the
It was also decided that services
wll bo held hereafter in Winner , the
next meeting to be held on Saturday ,
Improvements on Burlington.
Orchard News : A bulletin recent
ly issued by the chief train dispatch
er to agents along the O'Neill line
of the Burlington states that in'the
very near future five or six balaat
traina will be put on the line , necea-
sltatlng the employing of several ad
ditional operators both day and night.
The fact of a pasalng track being put
in at this point makes It reasonably
certain that extra men will be used
here ; there is not another pasalng
track this side of Osmond. The spur
line to the gravel pit west of O'Neill
has been completed and as soon as
cars can be secured the work of bal
lasting will begin , the first work to
bo done between Allen and Randolph.
New ties are already being strung
along the right-of-way , to bo put In
as the new and heavier steel Is placed
In position. Conalderablo money is
to be expended along this line and
the work will be rushed , as by ao doIng -
Ing the expense is lessened. When
all is completed this should be as good
a line as any on the system , a fact
that will be greatly appreciated by
patrons of the road.
A Knox County Pioneer.
Orchard , Neb. , June 21. Special to
The News : Martin D. Strope , an old
settler of Knox county , died at the
home of his son , A. A. Strope , In this
He was born in Pennsylvania Octo
ber 19 , 1826 , moving to Wisconsin in
1865 and to Knox county , Neb. , In
1879. Hla wif , with whom he lived
for sixty-two years , died on the third
day of this month , at which time Mr.
Strope was also confined to his bed.
This aged couple had hosts of friends
In this community , during the early
daya when times were hard being over
ready to lend a hand in sickness or
other distress. They are survived by
four children : Mrs. Emma Canning
and Mrs. Jannct Strauss , both of Port
land , Ore. , W. W. Stropo of Venus and
A. A. Stropo of this village.
Funeral servlcea were held today at
the Enterprise school house , near VC'
nus , and burial made in the Hope cenv
etery nearby , where the remains of
his wife were laid a few weeks since.
Democrats Are Quarelllng.
Plalnview Republican : If the dem
ocrats were in shape to take advant
age of the atrlfe In the republican par
ty they could win in a walk next fall.
But the facta are that they are in
about the same boat as the republi
cans are. and perhaps a little more so ,
Both parties will crack the party whip
as it never was cracked before. Bry
an's back will be blistered in the at-
teuipt and great welts will be raised
on the insurgents. If Taft makea the
party whip crack and Teddy makea
the big stick whack there may be
formed a stalwart phalanx that will
rout the broken ranks of democra
He Got Thirteen.
Winsldo Tribune : The Norfolk
News says that one of their boy grad
uates got six tlo pins for commence
ment presents and is sorry he did not
get one more , so as to have one for
every day in the week. Wlnslde's only
boy graduate got thirteen tie pins and
perhaps he will loan the Norfolk boy
At Regular Rates ?
Wlnsldo Tribune : We do not want
to be Impertinent but really wo have
a vivid curiosity to know how much
the Madison county papers are tax
ing Dave Rees for the 40-line an
nouncement of his candidacy. At the
regular rates Well , It la no wonder
that he confines his notices to one
Got Two Wolves.
AInsworth Democrat : An exciting
wolf hunt waa Indulged in by about
twenty men from AInsworth last Sat
urday afternoon on the farm of Hoary
Perkins northwest of Alnaworth. Two
wolves were rounded up by the hunt-
era , but the animals made good their
escape after an exciting chase. The
result of the hunt was four young
taken from the wolf don. It la rum
ored that several hunters were the
victims of n bad case of "buck" fev
The Horse Died In The Darn ,
Henry Hush , who was some tlmo
ago turned out of a cell In the Maill-
fion county jail and who once was before
fore the county Insanity hoard , waa
again in trouble yesterday , when It
waa found by Chief of Police Mar-
quardt that ho had endeavored to
blame the railroad company for killing
his horse when in reality the horse
died In his barn.
Bush , after the horse's death , hauled
the animal's carcass to n ditch near
the Northwestern railroad tracks east
of the pickle factory. Hla efforts at
burying It proved n failure and he loft
the dead horse lying in the ditch.
The railroad company investigated
the case and finally Chief Marquardt
discovered the tracks loading to Bush's
homo , which allowed the animal had
been dragged from there. Buah at
first denied owning the animal , but
later said the railroad killed It. Fin
ally ho confessed he had purchased it
only recently from a local buslnoaa
man for a largo sum of money and
that It had died. He waa forced by a
threat of being arrested , to have the
dead animal hauled away. '
Nellgh Undertaker Re-elected.
Nellgh , Neb. , June 18. Special to
The News : R. B. Skinner of this city
was unanimously re-elected secretary
of the Nohraaka State Funeral Direct
ors' association at the election of of
ficers Thursday morning at Grand
Island. Mr. Skinner states that ho
was the only official re-elected at the
Nellgh , Neb. , June 22. Special to
The News : Owen D. Housh and Miss
Mayme E. Ferguson were married this
morning at 10 o'clock by Rov. Mr.
Hamilton of St. Peter's Episcopal
church. The young couple left on the
11:19 : passenger for Omaha , where
they will visit for a few days with rel
atives and friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Housh are among the young people of
this city who are highly esteemed.
They announce that they will be at
home In Nellgh after July 15.
Toney Faust to Start Lobster Palace.
Now York , June 21. Tony Faust ,
whoso eating house in St. Louisis
widely known , is preparing to estab
lish an elaborate "lobster palace" at
Broadway and Forty-seventh streets.
Faust is a relative of Adolphus Busch ,
the millionaire brewer , and his own
furniture will be backed by the Busch
NO GROUND FOR JEALOUSY.
Neville Castle Had no Desire to ReMarry -
Marry Mrs. Charlton.
New York , June 22. Neville H. Cas
tle , who was Mrs. Porter Charlton'a
first husband , gives important testi
mony proving that Chnrlton had no
reason to be Jealous of his wife as far
as Mr. Castle waa concerned. A tele
gram from Como , Italy , published on
Sunday , said the Italian government
Is aeeklng the testimony of Neville
Castle , as to whether he returned all
her letters to her when she wrote to
him last and whether he expected to
The questions the government de
sired to ask Mr. Neville are intended
to prove , or disprove , that one at
least of Clmrlton's motives for killing
his wife was Jealousy of her first hus
band. The questions were wired to
Mr. Castle , who is the federal district
attorney at Nome , Alaska. He an
swered them as follows :
"I have returned no letters to my
former wife. I have no lettera from
her in my possession , save an unim
portant one which she wrote when
she received the decree of divorce
which was granted on the ground of
her desertion only. I have written no
letters to her nor received any from
her for many years.
"She was personally served with
papers in the divorce suit , regularly
submitted herself to the court's Jur
isdiction and was represented by
"There waa no suggestion of a re
marriage by either party ; no Idea of
It. All arrangements made between
them were satisfactory to both par
ties. I had no knowledge of her sec-
cond marriage until the month In
which It took place. "
$500,000 Spent on Hot day for Cooling
Drinks and Ices.
Chicago , Juno 22. Cooling bever
ages on a hot day such as yesterday
cost Chicago about $500,000.
There Is no city In the world , it Is
asserted , where such quantities of iced
drinks are partaken of aa in this town.
European cities are not educated up
to the American custom of poring cold
boveragea down one's throat and the
only place in the world that can approach
preach Chicago for the amount of
Iced liquids consumed is New York.
What with the thousands of gallons
of ice cream aoda and other soft
drinks and the thousands of barrels of
beer that were "licked up" in an ef
fort to keep cool , the citizens of Chicago
cage spent more money , it is claimed ,
than is subscribed to a score of chari
ty funds for the year.
A manufacturer of ice cream says
that Chicago leads the world for the
amount consumed. From Intimate
knowledge of the business ho says
that on a hot day more than $200-
000 la spent for ice cream and ices.
More than $200,000 Is spent for beer
and other intoxicants on a hot Sun
day In Juno , and another $50,000 for
lemonade and other soft drinks. Then
there are the buttermilk drinkers , the
iced tea drinkers , the unfermented
grape jutco drlnkora , and the doznn
other kinds of "water wagon" pornons
who alp up another $50,000 worth of
liquids , making the total cost of $500 , *
000 that Chicago pays for keeping
"There la only one bovoragi1 for a hot
day , and that's mint julup , " said
Colonel Jim Snucrs , the white apron
ed man In Aid Konna'a buffet. "When
1 wan In Louisville , Ky. , some yoara
ago , I waa taught the art of mixing
mint Julep by Colonel Henry Walter-
sou , who was a patron of the plaeo
where I did the night trick behind the
"This Is how It la made : Take a
h ( h goblet with n atom on It and drop
Into the glass four or five sprigs of
mint. Then add n bar spoonful of
powdered sugar. Then a llttlo aolt-
zor , Just enough to soften up the sug
ar and mint , so that you can crush It
easily. Stir It up good and then put
In your crushed Ice. Poor In a Jigger -
gor of whlaky , or brandy If the gen
tleman dealros It , and then a dash of
rum on top , You then decorate the
top of the glaas with more aprlga of
mint and fruit. Make It llko a bou
quet. Then you lay n allco of pineapple -
apple and n cherry on top of th < 3 mint.
Then ahako powdered sugar over It ,
giving the drink a frosty effect Say ,
I want to tell you something. That's
eating and drinking for you.
"Tho colonel used to como In the
place and Bay , 'Baldy' ho always call
ed me Baldy 'mix mo up ono of those
beverages for which you are Justly
celebrated. ' And after he would take
a sip through the straws ho would
smack his lips and say : 'Bless the
man who Invented the mint julep. ' '
"And after that ono was gone the
colonel would have another. "
TWO SHOT IN QUARREL.
One Man In Critical Condition and the
Other Seriously Hurt.
Aberdeen , S. D. , June 22. In a
quarrel over rent , Nick DIcosol shot
Charles Bosloy , a butcher , In the
right breast , and E. M. Birdaoy , a
meat cutter in the butcher shop , shot
Joe DIcosol , a brother of Nick DIcosol ,
behind the right ear. Joe Dicosol
may die. Nick DIcoaol , after shoot
ing , fled , but Blrdscy Jumped on a
horse and pursued him , capturing him
and turning him over to the police.
How to Keep the Baby Well.
Do not wean the baby during hot
Do not nurse the baby every time
It cries. Occasionally give it cool ,
boiled water. .
Consult a doctor before beginning
to feed a baby on the bottle.
A baby feels the heat more than an
adult. A loose cotton or cheesecloth \
shirt la enough clothing In hot weath
In hot weather give the baby a cool
sponge bath several times a day.
Give the baby fresh air day and
Screen doors and windows ao that
files cannot annoy the baby nor leave
disease germs behind.
The baby should aleop alone in Ita
If the baby suffers with nausea or
other illness , stop feeding , give cool ,
pure water , and send for the doctor.
Never give the baby drugs or medi
cines except under a doctor's direc
tion. What benefited your neighbor's
baby may kill yours. Soothing syrups
contain drugs that simply dope the
HOW TO DANCE THE WALTZ.
Dancing Masters Deplore Strangle
Hold and Broken Arm Clutch.
New York , June 21. It has been
settled by the American National As
sociation of Maatera of Dancing that
the waltz is to be danced at the rate
of fifty-five measures to the minute ;
no more half-steps , for Ihose who
can't keep up , and no more "Boston"
for those who crave variety.
"If variety la desired , lot the music
be changed , " la the dictum , "but ceaae
this degradation of the waltz. "
The correct and Incorrect positions
In round dancing were illustrated at
length and with emphasis. It is a
point on which the convention feels
The strangle hold , the broken arm
clutch , the head on shoulder , or the
unhygienic face to face attltudea , each
and all , are not to be tolerated.
The way you hold your partner Is a
teat of breeding , like holding your
fork. You should
put your right arm
at your partnor'a waist line and she
puts her left wrist in a relaxed state
upon your elbows so that her hand Is
concealed from view.
Your heads are turned antisoptlcal-
ly over each other's shoulders , the
guide's left arm Is extended easily ,
palm up , and hta partner's right
stretches out to meet it , palm down ;
you both incline the shoulders a lit
tle forward , aa in running , and there
Carl Roben Near Death.
Nellgh , Nob. , Juno 22. Special to
The News : The condition of Carl Ro
ben is now of an alarming nature. For
the past several days ho has boon do-
Hrlous and Is reported by the attending -
ing physician as growing weaker fast.
Mr. Roben haa been In the grocery
business continuously in Nellgh forever
over thirty years.
From Fort Crook to Alaska.
Omaha , Juno 22. The Sixteenth In
fantry will leave Fort Crook today for
Alaaka In two special trains , which
will carry them to Denver , where it
will make three tralnloads bound for
Soaltlo. It is expected to arrive there
Juno 27 or Juno 28. At Seattle the
regiment will embark for Alaaka.
Show Tent Blows Down.
Gordon , Nob. , Juno 22. Special to
The News : The tent of the Bobby
Fountain show blow down hero in a
gale. Nobody waa hurt.
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