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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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N'OHKOLK. ' NKMKASKA. F1UDAY. ,11'IA' lo. 1'UI )
HUNT FOR '
LONDON POLICE AROUSED OVER
ALL SHIPS BEING OVERHA' >
Great Britain Has Not Been Stlrr. \
Much In Years by a Murder , as
This Slaying of the Popular Amer
lean Vaudeville Artist.
London , July 15. The first story of
what may have been the actual com
mitting of the crime was told by
neighbors of Dr. Ilawloy Crlppen , In
the collar of whoso homo was un
earthed the body believed by the po
lice to be that of the physician's wife ,
who was known on the stage as Hello
Since the discovery of the body and
the disappearance of Dr. Crlppen and
his typist. Miss Ethel Clara Lonevo ,
the Scotland Yard detectives have in
quired diligently among those living In
the vicinity of the Crlppen homo for
some Information that would throw
light on the domestic habits and rela
tions of the American Doctor and his
Heard Woman's Screams.
Nothing was learned until today/
when the proprietress of a small shop
at the rear of the Crlppen residence
told of hearing n woman's screams
nnd pleas for mercy arising seemingly
from the cellar In which the burned
nnd mutilated corpse was found. Mrs.
Crippen disappeared in February last.
It was four or five months ago when
the screams wore heard , the woman
said. Her shop overlooks the little
garden b/ck ; / of the Crlppen home. To
the police the shopkeeper said :
"I had often heard revolver practice
in the garden. One night about font
or five months ago , I cannot place the
time exactly. I was awakened by a
woman's cries. It was midnight. The
screams appeared to come from Dr.
Crlppon's house. I listened nnd heard
a woman's voice pleading :
"Don't , Oh Don't. "
"Don't , Oh don't. "
"To me it seemed that the cries
were from a woman in the basement
of the house occupied by Dr. and Mrs.
Crlppon. As nothing developed fur
ther I soon forgot the occurrence and
did not recall It until I learned of the
tragedy discovery. "
The Music Hall Artist guild issued
nn official statement today declaring
that the books and accounts of Mrs.
Crlppen , who was treasurer of the
guild , were found to bo In perfect or
der and that no funds of the organiza
tion were missing.
London , July 15. While the police
authorities were exhausting their re
sources today to lay hands on Dr. Hawley -
ley H. Crippen , the American , and his
woman typelst , physicians were exam
ining the mutilated body of his wife
with a view to determining the man
ner in which the murder was done.
The finding in the cellar of a revolver
volvor gave weight to the report that
the vaudeville artist had boon shot be
fore the body was battered into an
unrecognizable mass and buried in the
cellar of the Crlppon home at Hllldrop
Crescent , North London.
It also was reported that traces of
poison had been found by the * doctors.
The latter will present their theories
as to the cause of death at an inquest
to be held tomorrow.
Causes Stir in London.
It has been a long time since a mur
der case in London has attracted such
attention. The fact that the murdered
woman was an American , as Is the
husband , who is charged with tne
crime , has spurred the police to un
usual activity. The full force of Scot
land Yard , under the personal direc
tion of Superintendent Forest are malt
ing a thorough search for the fugitive
doctor and Miss Ethel Clara Leneve.
The officials are leaving no avenue
of escape , unguarded. They have no
tilled trie authorities at every port to
search steamers recently sailed from
. this country on which Dr. Crippen am' '
Miss Leneve might possibly bo fount
among the passengers , and have asked
for the arrest of the two wherever
found. The /authorities also are
searching and following every cle\\
throughout Great Britain.
BELLE ELMORE OF NOBLE BIRTH
Her Mother Came to America From
Poland and Married Again.
New York , July 15. Belle Elmoro
was born in Kunisunde Mtkomarkski
of noble Polish descent. When she
was 2 years old her widowed mothe
married M. F. Marslnger. nnd the little
tlo girl grew up with American step
brothers and step-sisters. Her step
father , Mrs , Mills the step-sister t
whom the "Loniso and Robert" lotto
was addressed , and other relative
were found today In Brooklyn am
Quoons. llor mother Is dead.
"While she was still a young glr
she showed a fondness for the stage
We did not approve at first , but sh
was headstrong and we let her Ji
her way , " said her step-father today
"On one of her tours through th
west she met Dr. Crlppen I don
know just where and they were mar
ried about fourteen years ago , as near
ly as I can recollect. Wo did not sec
much of her after that. She was a
handsome girl , and very clever. "
Dr. Crippon Is said to have prac
ticed medicine with success , both In
Brooklyn and Manhattan. He always
appeared to have plenty of money and
I his wife wore handsome Jewelry. '
1 One of the step-sisters visited tbo
Crlppctm In London within a year and
found them living comfortably there ,
still with plenty of money. There
wore no Indications then of any nn-
happiness In the family.
Hunting for Dr. Crlppen ,
Now York , July 15. The first of the
big 1 ; liners on which it was thought Dr.
Crlppen might reach here from Ens-
land passed up the bay early today
) 'tor having undergone a search at
vj , rantlno which failed to reveal any
o * 4 , ) f the American doctor whose
< y. k us murdered in his London
o ' -o steamer was the Lusltnnla ,
* , * % ; England on Sunday. The
stt Qfc' * vaul , duo from Liverpool
n & . .iiidnil other steamers
om i. , dh ports reaching hero with-
i the i.e'xt few days will be watched
y the New York police.
Pirates Hoist White Flag.
Hong Kong. July 15. The pirates
i the Island today hoisted the' Hag of
rue in order that they might remove
, ielr wounded.
The , Chinese authorities have sent
n gunboaU and 1,200 soldiers to the
one from an Island so that they may
ready to assist the Portuguese sellers -
lors If necessary in extermination of
Several Chinese students have been
cscut'd after months of captivity. It
as the Portuguese campaign to free
ie students which brought about il.e
gliting. The hospital at Macao Is fill-
d with wounded soldiers.
NEBRASKA CARRIERS RAISED.
ay of Letter Men In This State is In
creased in Some Cities.
Washington , July 15. The post-
ft'lce department announced promo-
ons of letter carriers in llrst and
econd class cities of the country to
.ike effect July 1 , as follows in No-
Omaha One from ? GOO to $ SOO , live
: om ? ! )00 ) to $1.000 , and four from
1,100 to $1,200.
South Omaha One from § 000 to
SOO , and six from $1,100 to ? 1,200.
Lincoln One from $800 to $000 , nnd
ulrteen from $1,100 to $1,200.
Alliance Three from $800 to $000.
Fremont Two from $1,100 to $1,200. ,
Grand Island One from $800 to
000. one from $900 to $1,000 , and two
om $1,000 to $1,100.
Hastings One from $1,000 to $1.100.
Kearney One from $1,000 to $1.100.
York One from $800 to $900 , and
ie from $1,000 to $1,100.
Unify Korean Police.
Washington , July 15. The unifica-
Ion of police forces In Korea , a
cheme often tried , finally has boon
ffectcd by General Terauschl , the new
apaneso resident-general for Korea ,
le has decided to abolish the metro-
itan police bureau , incorporate the
apanese and Korean policemen with
he gendarmerie and , according to ad-
ices reaching hero , the commander of
he gendarmerie will have augmented
Try to Wreck a Bridge.
Pittsburg. July 15. An attempt was
nade today to blow up the West Belt
lies' now bridge on West Carson
treet. The contractors who are
ullding the bridge , are having some
rouble because of their Insistency to
he open-shop policy. The detonation ,
robably of nltro glycerine and dyna-
ulte , rocked buildings and broke win-
ows throughout the west end district.
\To arrests have been made.
25 Injured in Car Smash.
New York , July 15. Twenty-five per
ons were Injured In nn accident on
he Manhattan approach of the
Queensboro bridge over the East river
oday when a crowded car from North
Beach with a party aboard crashed
nto the rear of a Flushing car. Pas
sengers In both cars were thrown to
he floors In a heap and the woodwork
of the cars was badly splintered. All
of the Injured will recover.
Discuss Indicted Nebraskans.
Washington , July 15. The Indict
ment of eight persons In Omaha last
\prll , charged with conspiracy to de
rand the United States by dealing cli
roctly with Indians In disposing of
heir lands Instead of through the
government , was the subject of a con
ference between United States Attor-
ioy Howell of Nebraska and Supervis
or Holcomb of the bureau of Indian af
fairs. The indictments relate to lands
on the Omaha reservation.
Shippers Want Money Back.
Chicago , July 15. Claims agalns
the railroads operating between Chicago
cage and the Missouri river , seeking
reparation for freight rate overcharges
aggregating nearly half a million dollars
lars , will be presented to the Inter
state Commerce commission nox
week by the shippers of Omaha , Kan
sas City , St. Joseph and Sioux City
The claims arise from the Missour
river rate case which has been pencl
Ing for more than two years and whicl
has just been decided by the supreme
court In favor of the Missouri vivo
shippers and the Interstate Commerc <
commission. The claims will cover al
shipments of classified freight , com
prising principally merchandise am
high class manufactured articles sine
August 25 , 1008 , the date when , th
commission ordered Its reduced rate
in effect , and will amount to the indl
ferenco between the rates charged by
the railroads since that date nnd these
prescribed by the commission as rea <
sonable , with accrued interest ,
HE AND HIS WIFE AND ANOTHER ,
HURT IN AUTO.
CAR IS STRUCK BY LOCOMOTIVE
ohn W. Steinhart , Former Mayor of
Nebraska City , His Wife and Mrs.
Harry Van Wyck Benner Are
Thrown from Auto and Injured.
Nebraska City , Neb July 15. Ex-
layer W. Steinhart , his wife and Mrs.
Inrry Van Wyck Benner , were In
ured last night when Mr. Stelnhart's
irge touring car was struck by a loco-
iotIve near Sutton. The party was
nronte from this city to Hastings ,
ml when within a mile of Sutton they
ame on the Burlington track , encouii-
erlng a weedburner enroute to a sld-
Chauffeur Walter Armstrong tried
o escape from being run down and
tit on full power. The engine caught
ie rear end of the car and threw it
lear off the right-of-way. It hurled
Ir. Stelnliart and Miss Coe clear of
iie machine , while the others wore
Inionud under H. Mrs. Benner was
even-ly bruised about the body ami
ad her right armhiokcn in two
laces , while Mrs. Steinhart has sev-
ral scalp wounds and Is severely
rutsod about the body. Mr. Steinhart
scaped with severe bruises on the
ead and body. Miss Marie Coe , Mr.
Stelnhnrt's niece , and Walter Ann-
trong escaped uninjured. The train
rew stopped and picked up the In
ured and their machine and took
lipni to Sntlon.
BIG GIFT TO TfiAINMtN
VlcHarg Gives Year's Salary to All
20-Year Employes ,
Waco , Tex. , Juyl 15. H. K. McIIarg
f Stamford , Conn. , Who recently sold
is holdings in the Texas Central rail-
oad , has notified the present manage
ment that he will give a year's salary
o all employes who had been in the
ervice for twenty years. In addition
o this gift every conductor , agent ,
rakeman and porter on the entire
Ine of almost 300 miles will receive a
EASTERN CATTLE RATE UP.
Rates on Cattle and Dressed Beef to
the East Not Suspended.
Washington , July 13. The inter-
tate commerce commission announc-
> d today that recently filed tariffs
miking advances in the freight rates
in cattle and dressed beef between
Miicago and New York had not been
uspended. The advance amounts to
c per hundred.
Raise Pay On Lackawanna.
Scranton , Pa. , July 15. Negotiations
) etween the Lackawanna railroad
nanagement and Its engineers with
espect to a1 new wage scale came to
-amicable ending tills afternoon
vben officials representing the parties
signed an agreement carrying wltn it
in increase in wages which will av
erage almost 13 percent.
Pinchot in Kansas City.
Kansas City , Mo. . July 15. Gifford
inchot , ex'chlef forester of the gov
ernment , who will be the principal
speaker at the dinner of the Knife and
Fork club here tonight , arrived this
norning. In an interview he said :
'The country owes a debt of gratitude
to the insurgents in congress for their
nlluonce in securing good legislation
during the last session. "
A Traveling Man Suicides.
Atchison , Kan. , July 15. Fred W.
Plumnier , a traveling man of St. lo
seph. Mo. , disappeared here last night
leaving a note stating that his body
will be found in the river. The note
was in his hat. which was found on
the Missouri river bridge.
Fire at Owl Restaurant.
Fire broke out at the owl restaurant
at the Junction at 2:40 : o'clock Friday
LEASING INDIAN LANDS.
Good Land in Tripp County Towns to
be Had Very Reasonably.
Dallas , S. D. , July 15. Special to
The News : It Is the general oplnloi
that farm lands allotted to Indians aix
allowed to lie'in a dormant condition
without Improvement or cultivation
This idea Is erroneous , however , as
the government encourages the idea
of Indian leases and is anxious to
get as much of the same In cultiva
tlon as Is possible. Sourroundlng the
towns of Dallas , Winner , Jordon nnd
Carter there are thousands of acres
of high class farm land of this kind
and the farmer who is paying a higi
cash rent In the cast can take ad
vantage of the upportunltles.
Government leases are made for
term of five years and upon very rea
sonnblc conditions considering th
proximity to good towns nnd with hlg
class land to cultivate.
The following statistics have jus
been sent the department of the it
torior at Washington , D. C. , showln
acreage farmed In the south half o
Trlpp county :
Acreage farmed by Indians , 1,55
acres ; acreage farmed by the mixo
bloods. 0.825 acres ; acreage farmed
by leases , 13,180 acres ; applications
for lenses on file , 11,000 acres ; con
tracts pending for lease. 8,000 acres.
One year ago there was barely 12.-
000 acres of Indian land under ctiltl-
vatlJn. Thus Is easily seen the ap
preciation of the opportunity to farm
this land , now that it la possible to
secure the same.
GREAT FIRESJ MONTANA
Drouth Causes Countless Number of
Blazes Loss Is Millions.
Helena , Mont. July 15. Scores of.
forest fires , big and small , are among
* ie consequences ot the long drouth '
i Montana. From every section ot
10 state and from adjoining states ,
omes news of the destruction of tim
er by finmes , stories of gallant war-
are against fire by forest rangers
id settlers , and tales of peril to the
} gglng camps , ranches and villages.
The losses are difficult to estimate
s they are growing hourly and will
row until a shift In the wind comes'
o aid the fire fighters. The damage
ready will amount to millions of
MISTREAT AMERICAN PRISONER
ittman Found In Filthy Cell , Starv
ing to Oeath in Nicaragua.
Washington. July 15. Confined in a
Itliy cell. 0\5 fert. unfed save by
rangers , William Pittman , an Am-
rican captured by Madriz' forces
ear Bluefiolds , was * found In an over-
owded local prison at Managua by
The consul , who is stationed at that
olnt , telegraphed the state depart-
lent that he visited Plttmnn , discov-
red the revolting conditions and
trough protests forced Dr. Madriz to
irnlsli the adventurous American bet-
or prison accommodations. Pittman ,
hose relatives live at Cambridge ,
lass , told the-consul that ho left
reytown , July -1 , that since then his
aptors have failed to provide him
ith food , leaving him dependent for
ubsistence on charity. Pittman was
The consul reported th.it no defi-
ito action regarding Pittman had
ecu determined by the authorities
ml he , Olivaries , will exert every of-
ort to insure fairness and human
'catment ' for Pittman.
When the United States originally
tamed of Pittman's arrest , Dr. Ma-
rlz assurred Olivaries that the pris-
ner would be treated fairly and con-
iderately. Constant complaint from
Vmerican citizens at Matagalpa , rela-
ive to the threats ma < } e against their
ves and property by agents of the
ladriz government , are being rccelv-
d by United States consular ropre-
entatlvcs. Consul Olivnrles cabled
o the state department that anti-Am-
rican feeling in the western part of
sicaragua , the section under control
f the Madriz faction , is growing more
Mr. Olivaries has made vigorous rep-
esentatlons to Dr. Madriz and relt-
rated to him Secretary Knox's wani
ng that this government will hold the
ladriz faction strictly accountable for
he security of American life and prop-
American Consul General Eberhart ,
vho is detailed at large and happens
o be in Nicaragua on a tour of Inspec-
ion , cabled the state department cor-
oboratlng the alarm of foreign resi-
lents over the threats of Nlcaraguans.
He says that the opinion at Mntagalpa
vas that these anti-foreign demonstra-
Ions were instigated by the Madriz
action , whose officials openly have
hreatened Americans and other for
Holdrege Farmer Killed in Storm.
Holdrego , Neb. , July 15. During the
evero electric storm , accompanying
aln here , Rudolph Vollman , one of
hllip county's most prominent farm-
> rs , was struck by lightning and In-
tantly killed at his home nine miles
lortli of this city. The victim was a
opular German farmer.
No Violence in Korea.
Tokio , July 15. Lieutenant General
Viscount Trauchl left here for Seoul
o assume the duties of Japanese resl-
lent general of Korea. At the mo-
nent of departure he said that Japan
vould not use the mailed fist in
Corea or antagonize the residents of
ivoreans or those ot foreign powers ,
ladlcal changes .in the system of gov
ernment would , however , he though
> o necessary.
BARRIE WILL WE DAGAIN ?
Lord Esher's Daughter of American
Descent Is Much in His Company.
London , July 15. The report here is
that J. M. Barrio , author and play
wright will marry the Hon. Dorothy I I
Eugenie Brett , the elder of Lord I j
Esher's two daughters. Miss" Brett Is '
considerably younger than the famous
dramatist ; she is 27 , while ho Is 50. I
Lord Eshor , who someone styled 1
"The empire's handy man , " nnd his
family arc well known in Bohemian
Barrio has long been n friend of
the Brett family , and since his divorce
he has been in their society a great
deal. At Lord Esher's house ho meets j
the literary and dramatic friends 'vith
whom lie dclights-to associate.
Miss Brett has American blood in
her veins. Her mother was a daugh i-
ter of Baron Von dor Meyer , once Bel I-
gian minister to England , whoso wife
was a daughter of Joslah Bates of Bos
ton , tin American partner In the great
banking house of Baring.
' WAD OF $275
LONG PINE RAILROAD EMPLOYE
HAS POCKET PICKED.
HE WAS RIDING ON THE TRAIN
HE WAS RIDING ON THE TRAIN
Lyman Cox , a Northwestern Employe
Who Had Been to Omaha to Settle
With the Railroad Company for an
Injury , Loses His Pile.
Long Pliie , Neb. , July 15. Special
to The News : While coming home
from Omaha on Wednesday night , Ly-
man Cox had the misfortune to have
$275 taken from his pocket , nnd up to
the present time no trace of the moii'\v '
has been received. Mr. Cox was ie-
turning from Omaha , where he went
to settle with the company for an In
jury lie received while working on ( he
switch engine. Wishing to make a
few purchases before he returned he
had his check cashed and placed most
of the money in his inside vest pocket.
At Norfolk he noticed that the money
was in Ills pocket , but ho discovered
bis loss as the train was leaving At
kinson. The train crew was at once
notified ' and a search was made for
the ! missing roll , but without success.
It is needless to say that the loser of
the money could ill afford to do so , as
ho has now been away from his work
for a long time. Members of the crow
and also members of the Elks who
were on the train promised to keep n
lookout for the missing money , but it
Is doubtful If the guilty party will ever
Striking Miners Penniless.
Oklahoma City. July 15. Penniless
because of their long strike , riany
miners in the coal districts of this
state are said to bo in destitute cir
cumstances and an appeal to the
state federation of labor has been
made In their behalf.
Corn Good at Fairfax.
Fairfax. S. D. , July 15. Special to
The News : A good rain fell here on
Wednesday night from 7:30 : to S ;
about one Inch of water fell. Corn
crop In good shape ; small grain only
about half or two-thirds crop. Hay
very short. A little small grain al
Water for Winner.
Winner , S. D. , July 15. Special to
The News : The Winner Water com
pany lias received Its incorporation
papers and yesterday perfected its or
ganization at a meeting wherein G.
W. Mitchell was elected president of
the company , D. A. Sinclair , secre
tary , and C. S.-Roe. treasurer. The
capital stock of the company is all
paid in and it Is the intention to at
once Install the permanent system of
four and six inch mains over the en
tire city. Winner has been amply
supplied for the past ninety days by
a temporary system of smaller mains
which are extended the length of
Main street and in a portion of the
residence district , but the rapid
growth and development of the city
demands that the new mains with
extensions be Installed at once. Win
ner has an abundance of water of ex
cellent quality which Is furnished by
a battery of wells. They were thor
oughly tested during the three days
of celebration of the first of tiie
month , when thousands of strangers
were the guests of the city , as at Unit ,
particular time , this part of South
Dakota was visited by excessively hot
weather. Fire protection Is also ndw
afforded the property owners of the
city and worry from this source is
THE ROSEBUD CROP OUTLOOK.
Continues Good , Particularly on the
Soil That Was Old.
Gregory , S. D. , July 15. SpeciaJ t <
The News : The crop outlook for the
Rosebud country this year Is one ot
the surprises of the northwest. While
reports concerning the dry weatlior
In other sections have been allowing
tip in the newspapers from time 'to
time , this section of the country has
been favored with good soaking rains
at intervals of about a week. As a
result the small grain crop here wll
come up to the general average of
bumper crops raised on the Hosebud
ever since tills country was thrown
open to settlement six years ago. The
corn Is In line shape , strong and com-
Ing out wonderfully well.
That portion of the Rosebud conn-
try lying in Tripp county , which wild
thrown open to settlers last year , has
suffered from the dry continuous south
wind. The soil there Is too new , most
of it being sod broken out this sea
son , and for this reason dries out veiy
quickly. All of the old ground that
j was well cultivated , however , will pro-
duce good crops In Trlpp county. The
j sod crops are in a bad way with the
new settlers and few will harvest !
more than a half crop. The dlfforenco
In the crops on the well cultivated ' ,
iold ground from that on the sod is '
markedly noticeable , and wherever "
ono Hilda a tract of old ground In the
3new county , which has had proper at
tention , the crop shows up In good 1
shape. If the copious rains of the
CONDITION OF THt WtATHtR
Chicago , July 15.-The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Oenerally fair and continued warm
tonight I and Saturday.
past three weeks keep up the corn
crop i on the sod In Trlpp county will
come i out wonderfully , and will yield
t heavily. 1 The sod small grain crop
In | Trlpp county , however , 1 * doomed
and < no amount of rain can now suvo
I The new settlers , however , are far
from being In n bad way. The North
western railway has grading crows
at , work on their new extension across
Trlpp county reaching to the Mollotto
county line at the new town of Car-
er. Activity on the part of the Mil-
ivaukeo system Is reported In the
lortheastern part of the new county ,
be survey of that railway running
west and south across the northern
uirtlon of Trlpp county from the new
own of Rosolnnd.
While the Northwestern Is already
it work grading Its line , and the Mil
waukee Is planning Its now extension
via Hosoland , another railway line hat
iast Its covetous eyes on the new
ountry , and surveyors are now busy
i-unnlng out a line for the now ox-
ension of the Burlington system from
Uunvell. Neb. , up through Trlpp coun-J" \
y. crossing 'Into Mcllelto county , at
be new town of Carter , the terminus
of the Northwestorn's new line , nnd
mining on across the White river Into
Murdo , a town on the Milwaukee's
Ino from Chamberlain to the Hint-It
lllls district. This new extension of
the Burlington will tap a rich section
of the country and give the Burlington -
ton the Edge on Trlpp county aiid Mel-
ette county business , as their line
lown the Platte valley will give til-
ect connections with Omaha , Lin-
? oln , St. Joseph and Kaunas City. The
Milwaukee's new line will give direct
connections with Slonx Falls , Minne
apolis , St. Paul and Chicago , while
the Northwestern's line , now building ,
will continue the direct connections
his country now has with Norfolk ,
Omaha and Sioux City.
Mellette county will undoubtedly be
opened to settlement next year , and
another vast section of the Rosebud
Indian reservation will be added to
: he .agricultural area of the state.
This opening appears to be the Incen-
: lve for the three roads In their race
to buUd Into the new country to be
developed. As the matter now stands
Lhe Northwestern will Ije the flrst
line , In all probability , to be running
trains to the Mellette county llne Thl
railroad development will mean much
for the wholesale cities , whose Inter
ests will be affected , and will mean a
great deal more for the settlers who
are now holding Trlpp county land , as
the advent of such new extensions is
bound to send the price of land in
that county , now comparatively cheap ,
up to a good figure.
LADY HOBBLE IN DISTRESS.
Being the Story of a Brave Knight and
a Scant Skirt.
New York , July lo. Lady Hobble
came into peril today at Fifth avenue
and would have been grievously wreck
ed had she not been saved from a
tied-in skirt by a gallant knighh
Wherefore there Is some evidence that
chivalry Is not dead.
Motor cars course up and down Uie
avenue and at Forty-second street they
are checked every two or three min
utes by the trafllc police , who make
a channel through which pedestrians
may cross from one curb to the other ,
and then the tide of vehicles closes
again at a signal.
A woman inclined to be portly was
proceeding under reefed skirts ? in the
temporarily open space when the shrill
whistle , meaning to close up the lane ,
was heard. She started to run , out
her gait was so shortened by the tight
ness of the skirt in gaskets below her
knees that she made scarcely any pro
gress and finally tripped and fell.
Ever been In a sack race ? Ever
rise and then tumble all over yourself
and then look around helplessly and
wait for the umpire to call "time ? "
Well , a hobble skirt is just like a sack
The woman who wore It got one
French heel In the lower cornice of
the skirt and there was a sound' of
devastation. She squirmed and kick
ed , and the more she tried to get up
the more she sat down. Once In awhile
her gray suedes , like mice in a panic ,
peeped out and then ran in again.
So It was when a young civil en
gineer of this city recognized with
j | practiced eye that even If she had a
Wying start she could not negotiate
the other side in a skirt four feet in
circumference with only eight Inches
radius. All of whicji ho determined 1
by multiplying the radius of gray
suede by the cosine of cobweb stock-
Ings. A great red taxlcnb was coming'
at full tilt. If the hobbled lady roll-
ied back she would bo overwhelmed ,
If she tumbled forward she would bo
struck In just twenty-live of her stops
ifrom the western curb.
All this was calculated more rapidly
than can bo told. The engineer sprang
forward , seized the woman about the
waist and carried her to the opposite
sidewalk , as she kicked fatuously
from the periphery of the bound-In
skirt as If trying to mark time. She
was placed , still distressed , but grate-
tful , In a place of safety , and she them
thanked her rescuer and said she nov-
er , never would wear a hobble again.
DANIEL KINET , BELGIAN BIRD.
' MAN , SUCCUMBS TO INJURY.
FELL WITH MACHINE ON SUNDAY
The Rudder Broke , Allowing the Bel
gian to Dash to the Ground Ha
Held World's Record for Flight With
a Passenger In Aeroplane.
( innil , Belgium , July 15. Daniel Kl-
liet , , the Belgian aeronaut who foil
when the rudder of his machine broku
last Sunday , died today from hla lu-
Klni't held the world' * record for an
aeroplane Illght with a passenger. On
May 15 he remained In the air with n
passingi'ifor 2 hours and 51 minutes.
BURKETT GIVEN AN OVATION
Lancaster County Republicans Favor
County Option Plnnk.
Lincoln. July 15. The Lancaster
county convention endorsed < utility
\option and Instructed its delegation to
the ' state convention to favor miHi a
plank ' : in the platform , together with a
iludge that the governor would sign
such a measure as passed by tinlegis -
ature. The administration of ITCH- !
lent Tuft was endorsed as was n dl-
ect legislation amendment to the
state convention , and a recommenda
tion for a non-partisan board of con-
.rol of state Institutions. Early In
be session a motion was carried note
o endorse or denounce any camll-
George Toboy , candidate for con
gress in the First district ; C. O. Who-
Ion , candidate for senator , and Pena-
.or Bnrkett addressed the convention.
Senator Burkett was given a tremen-
: lous ovation when ho went to the
lilatform. His speech , which was a
recitation of whtt ; congress had done
with the record of the republican
uirty for the last fifty years , was
leartily cheered. The senator said
the last congress had enacted more
( regressive "and constructive legisla
tion by 20 percent than had any other
congress , and to President Taft ho
gave his unqualified endorsement and
inlimlted praise for the work he has
Endorse Taft and Senators.
Tokamah , Neb. , July 15. The re
publican convention adopted resolu
tions favoring county option , but do-
egates were not instructed to vote for
such a plank. The resolutions , un
animously adopted , heartily commend
the administration of President Taft
and the course in congress of Senators
Brown and Burkett ,
Endorse Taft and Hayward.
Plattsmonth , Nob. , July 15. The
Cass county republican convention
was held in Union. While no i evolu
tion was passed endorsing county op
tion eacli delegate as called upon de
clared for county option and it i = un
derstood that eacli delegate to the
state convention is for county option.
President Taft and the administration
were endorsed and William Hayward
for congress was unanimously ender
Would Repeal Primary Law.
Falls City , Neb. , July 15. The
Richardson county republican conven
tion was held here with 171 delegates
present , thirty-one not repoitlng.
Fourteen delegates were chosen to the
state convention with instructions for
the repeal of the primary law. The
motion to Instruct for county optlou
was carried by a vote of 158 to 13.
The convention was unanimous for
William Hayward for congress.
A County for Hitchcock.
Blair , Neb. , July 15. The demo
cratic county convention was held at
the court house. Governor Shalleber- : ;
gor was present and spoke at lo'.gth
to the convention. Thoxconvontion by
resolution voted for the initiative and
referendum and against county option
and endorsed Shallenberger , Hitchcock
Mrs. Procter Asks Police Protection.
New York , July 15. Mrs. Percy
Procter , wife of the wealthy member
of the soap manufacturing company
of Procter Gamble of Cincinnati , o sit
ed Police Lieutenant Funston today
for protection on her trip from New-
York to Cincinnati. Mrs. Procter will
start west this afternoon to answer
the suit begun by her aged husband
for the recovery of 100 shares of iho
stock of Procter & Gamble , which ,
she says , were given to her as a wed-
She made the announcement that
' her husband , who is said to be : ibout
70 years old , but called himself 50
when ho married the beautiful yotins
widow , Is being detained against his
wishes in an asylum in Cincinnati.
Mrs. Proctor is a Russian ami speaks
imperfect English. She Is 25 years
old. She formerly was the Doroness
do Kllfuss and arrived last Monday
on the Mauretanla.
The Pennsylvania Approves.
Philadelphia. July 15. At a upetial
meeting the directors of the Pc-ni > l-
vnnlii railroad adopted resolutions ful
ly approUng the course of its off tiers
In resisting the demands of Its em
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