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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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MUHJjK. ) .VfeUHASKA. FIMIXAY. Jt'LY 12 ! ) ID 10
NOT SQUELCHED BY DEMOCRATIC
Mr. Bryan Issues Statement In Which
He Urges All Democrats In Favor of
Count/ Option to Nominate Option
Candidates for Legislature.
Lincoln , July 28. W. J. Bryan will
continue the contest for county option
and the Initiative and referendum.
In a statement Issued today he says :
"While the failure of the democratic
convention to endorse county option
war. disappointing , still the light for
county option In the democratic party
has not been In vain. In the first
place , It has helped to secure a direc
tion in favor of the Initiative and ref
erendum In both parties , and now that
all parties have declared for It , there
IB no doubt of the necessary amend
ment being submitted at the next ses
sion of the legislature.
"Tho populist party declared for
county option two years ago and It
was to be expected that It would de
clare for it again. The work now to
be done Is to secure county option can
didates In every senatorial and repre
sentative district. The democrats who
favor county option should turn out at
the primaries and nominate a candi
date favorable to county option. The
republicans in favor of it should be as
active in securing the nomination of
republican candidates favorable to
"Candidates should bo nominated by
nil parties In each district and I have
no doubt that this can be done In a
great many districts. If the demo
cratic convention had endorsed county
option the Issue would have been elim
inated from our campaign for state
officials , congressman and senator. "
A County Option Fight.
Minneapolis , July 28. The Minnesota
seta state democratic convention was
called to order today for nomination
ot the full ticket. Congressman W. A.
Hammond was temporary chairman.
On account of harvest now In progress
over the state , country delegates have
been slow In arriving and most of them
did not arrive till this morning. In
terest centered in the gubornatoral
nomination and the fight on county
While there was some uncertainty
as to the nominee for governor , the
slate makers felt confident up to the
time of the assembling of the conven
tion that John Lliul , former governor
of Minnesota , would be named to head
County option promised to furnish
r\ the topic for debate.
Next to Lind , W. S. Hammond and
Mayor J. C. Haynes of Minneapolis
are consldeied as favorites for the
Taft's Cruise Ends.
Blddleford Pool , Me. , July 28. Pres
ident Taft's vacation cruise along the
Maine coast ended late this afternoon ,
when the Mayflower sailed Into Bever
ly harbor and cast anchor off the sum
mer white house. The president and
his party spent the night on board ,
and'the Mayflower remained at an
chor In the harbor here until time to
start for Beverly In order to reach
there at 3 o'clock.
Cattle Disease In England.
Washington , July 28. Owing to the
discovery of foot and mouth disease
among- cattle In Yorkshire , England ,
the Importation of cattle from that
country into the United States has
been prohibited until the extent of the
disease can be determined.
LAWYER ROBBED ESTATES ?
Charles H. Ostrander Died Bankrupt
and Probably Short In Accounts.
Now York , July 28. When Milo J.
White , as attorney , filed an accounting
in the estate of Charles H. Ostrander ,
the Mount Vernon lawyer , who com
mitted suicide about a year ago , at
White Plains yesterday , It developed
that a man supposed to be worth sev
eral hundred thousand dollars , a lead
er In the community , died not only
a bankrupt , but an embezzler from
half a dozen estates ho had in his
charge. So far he Is known to be
Ostrander , who was about 60 years
old , was regarded as ono of the solid ,
substantial lawyers of Wlnchestei
county. He was married and lived
with his wife and daughters in a fine
mansion on Chester hill , Mount Vor
non. He had lived in Westchestei
all his life and was ttie first law part
ner Bourke Cockran had. Cockrar
was teaching school at Tuckahoc
when Ostrander , a young lawyer , per
suaded htm to study Blackstone. The :
entered into a partnership and mort
gaged their olllco furniture to go t (
Carmel. Putnam county , to defend i
man accused of murder. The dofensi
gave a hint of ability which afterwan
made Cockran famous.
C. REMINGTON SHOOTS SELF.
Aged Member of Family of Firearm
Tries to Die.
Chicago , July 28. Carver Remlnf
ton , 60 years old , of the family mad
famous by the Remington corpon
tions in the making of firearms an
typewriters , attempted to kill himself
by shooting. Financial troubles are
believed to have led to the act. He
fired a bullet Into his left side , barely
missing the heart. Dr. C. H. G. For
ester , who Is attending him , says the
chances of recovery are slight.
r.VLE ; ON GRAND TRUNK
Soil tfl O lied to Michigan Town and
? * 2- suits Are Feared.
Uiii 'I'Z'llch. , July 28. State
troopt ft flji been called hero. There
have h erlous disturbances hero
aa yet.o Uen the soldiers atrlvo
trouble ft' ? " d.
AdjutiQ _ ciieral William T. Me-
Currlu came over from Lansing last
evening and after a conference with
the local authorities which lasted un
til : < o'clock this morning , he decided
that troops were necessary.
He accordingly , at the direction of
Governor Warner , Issued a call for
companies of the First Infantry of
Detroit and the Second Infantry at
Many strike breakers are quitting
their positions , It Is said , and 1' ' Is
from those men trouble is expected.
They" are demanding their pay and
The company officials have refused
the demands of some of the men and
they threaten violence.
Montreal , July 28. A. H. Garretson
and W. G. Lee , president of the con
ductors' and trainmen's organizations ,
called on President Hayes of the
Grand Trunk for an hour. The Grand
Trunk Issued a statement which said
that the leaders offered to send the
strikers back to work If the company
would give them their former jobs and
submit to arbitration the other mat
ters In dispute. These terms the road
MR. ROOSEVELT BROKE RECORD.
For One Whole Day His Name Didn't
Get Into the Papers.
Oyster Hay , July 28. July 23 was
unique for Sagamore Hill. Colonel
Roosevelt saw no visitors , felled no
trees , pitched no hay , neither swam
nor boated , nor rode , and so far as
can bo learned , said nothing. Even
reporters were barred. The colonel
remained in absolute seclusion the en
There was "nothing doing. "
This is the first day since the re
turn of the ex-president from abroad
that his name was not mentioned In
a single one of the many evening
Balloons in War Movements.
Motz , Germany , July 28. Dliigible
balloon maneuvers under war condi
tions which were begun here on July
16 , wore continued today. The Zep
pelin I , the Grosse and the Parseval
went through a series of evolutions
in squadron form over the city and
surrounding fortresses. They pre
sented a remarkable spectacle and
answered every turn of the steering
ear with precision.
ABERNATHY CAR AFIRE.
urlos Collected by the Boys in New
York are Destroyed.
Wellington , Kan. , July 28.-The
utomobile in which Louis and Tern-
le Abernathy are traveling from New
fork to their father's ranch in Okla-
oma , caught fire just after they left
ore. The lire started In the rear of
he automobile and before It could be
xtingulshed nearly all the baggage ,
onslstlng largely of curios and souve-
, Irs .collected at Now York and points
long the route , had been destroyed ,
'ho machine was not seriously dam-
, ged and the boys continued on their
THE IOWA DEMOCRATS.
iVould Allow Town to Have Liquor by
Paying High License.
Ottumwa , la. , July 28. Such town-
hips and municipalities of Iowa as
are willing to pay a high license for
he sake of trafficking In liquor may
do so In the event of democratic sue-
ess at the forthcoming gubernatorial
ilectlon. At least the platform adopt-
id at the convention of that party here
says so , but the pledge was not made
without a fight , both In committee and
on the "floor. Former Congressman
\Vade , chairman of the resolutions
committee , defended the plank against
a vigorous assault on the party o (
J. B. Weaver.
"I am tired of belonging to a party
which Is known as the liquor party , "
declared Mr. Wade. "Where a ma
Jorlty of a community desire liquor , it
should have It and vice versa. That Is
personal liberty , and It Is democracy. '
Mr. Weaver grew vehement In re
"I don't know what will do more tc
make the democratic party the llquoi
party than this plank , " he declared.
P. B. Wolfe of Clinton received th <
long term and H. G. Vanwageman th <
short term nomination for the supreme
Frank Holmes , receiver of Scot
county , was overcome by the heat ai
ho sat among his delegation , but wai
revived. Many delegates were forcei
to leave the hall.
The platform denounces the recen
tariff revision as a "master piece o
Injustice , " declares trusts to bo in
tolerable , opposes the central ban !
Idea , condemns the postal saving
bank law In allowing the withdrawn
of savings from the communities 1
which they are deposited and accuse
the republican national administrate
ot making reckless expenditures
DEATH IN A
TWO MEN KILLED , FOUR MAY DIE
AND A SCORE LESS BADLY HURT
trike Sympathizers In the American
Sugar Refining Company's Labor
War Attack Non-Union Men and Policemen
licemen- Return Fire Into Crowd.
New York , July 28. Two men wore
liot and killed , four dangerously
ounded , one a policeman , and a
core or more loss seriously hurt dur-
ng a riot of strike sympathizers to-
ay at the plant of the American
ugar Refining company In Williams-
urg , whom a strike has been In pro-
ress for a month.
Crowds of sympathizers threw
> rlcks at the strikebreakers from
ousetops , and when the non-union
ien started out with their trucks to
ollver sugar , a rush was made for
10 wagons. The police on the trucks
eturned the fire of the crowd.
Cashier Under Arrest.
On the charge of having fired one of
le shots that took effect on the mob ,
L A. Morgan , cashier of the refinery ,
who succeeded Charles Benderknap
; hon the latter was tried for alleged
nderweighlng frauds in connection
1th the big conspiracy , was arrested
ml locked up In Jail. Mr. Morgan
enies the charges. " "
Madison , Neb. , July 28. Special to
lie News : Homer V. Hill , a travel-
ig man from Bonesteel , and Miss Ma-
el Alice Trusty of Vermilllon , S. D. ,
ere married here yesterday aftor-
eon , County Judge Bates performing
Richardson Gets Bail.
Madison , Neb. , July 28. Special to
lie News : Kenlth Richardson one of
10 Norfolk boys ander arrest , was re-
eased from jail yesterday afternoon
n , bond.
UOGE LAKE DEAD AT OMAHA
Extreme Heat Hastens Death of For
mer Nebraska Supreme Judge.
Omaha , July 28. Prostrated by the
utense heat and In a weak condition
rom extreme age , Judge George B.
Lake died at his home , 2207 Dodge
treet , yesterday. Judge Lake was 84
ears old and one of the leading jur-
sts of Nebraska. He became stricken
vith illness of apparently a trifling
attire last Thursday , but became
radually in a serious condition , ow-
ng to the excessive heat of the past
ew days , vlt Is reported death was
aused by the intensely hot weather.
The funeral will be held at the resi-
ence Friday morning at 10 o'clock ,
udge Lake Is survived by his widow ,
Mrs. Abble G. Lake ; a daughter , Mrs.
oy Morton , and a son , Dr. Frederick
V. Lake. Another daughter of Judge
_ ake , Mrs. C. L. Deuel , died last De-
Judge Lake was born In Greenfield ,
Saratoga county , N. Y. , September 15 ,
826. After attaining his majority he
tttended Oberlin college for two years
ind In 1849 began the study of law at
llyrla. He was admitted to practice
n the supreme court of Ohio in 1851.
Six years later he removed to Nebras
ka. Two years later he was elected to
he territorial legislature from Doug-
as county , being re-elected three
Imes. In 1S66 he was elected to the
supreme court , where he remained
seventeen years. After retiring from
.he bench ho resumed the practice of
aw , which he continued to the time of
SOUTH DAKOTHT A GLANCE
C. J. Smith of Marshalltown , la. , an
employe of a circus showing at Deadwood -
wood , was run over by a train. Both
of his legs were cut off and he died.
James Blow was caught in the belt
ng and whirled to his death while re >
pairing a mill at the Mogul plant al
Mrs. Martin Hlmel , residing neai
Hlllsvk'W , McPherson county , was
dragged to death In a runaway accl
dent while raking hay on her bus
Charles Santee , a 19-year-old boy
son of C. R. Santee of Cedar Falls , la.
is being held at Aberdeen on the
charge of passing several forget
checks on local business firms.
In order to get revenge for the deatl
of their brother , who was shot som <
time ago by Louis Stumbaugh , tw (
Arpan boys of St. Ongo , and threi
companions laid In wait for Stum
baugh. Stumbaugh says he was flrei
upon from ambush , The sheriff late
placed the five men under arrest.
GUTHRIE WINS DECISION
Remains Capital of Oklahoma Till Lc
aallty of Law Is Decided.
Guthrlo , Okla. , July 28. The stat
supreme court handed down a dec
sion In the capital removal case to th
effect that Oklahoma's capital sha
remain at Guthrlo until the legality c
ti the election recently hold Is dcto
mined and the county courts have so
tied the question embraced In the
proxlslon of the-enabling act that
Guthrle shall remain the capital until
1913 , and that an election shall beheld
held after that time to'establish a per
| The decision was rendered In the
question whether Judge Hustln of the
Logan district court had the right to
restrain Governor Haskell and other
officials from moving their offices and
records to Oklahoma City. Under the
decision Judge Hustln acted within
his rights when he Issued the restrain
ing order against the state officials.
| In obedience to the decision all
state ofilclals , other than the gov
ernor , who have removed the offices
to Oklahoma City must return to
Guthrle and stay there until the
courts have finally decided the con
troversy. The governor may go
where he pleases , but legally his of
ficial acts must appear as having been
performed In Guthrle. It la thought
that Governor Haskell will not return
to this city.
GRANT KILLS A WAR SCARE.
United States Has the Most Powerful
Guns and Powder In the World.
New York. July 28. "I have heard
the rumors that the Krupps have built
for Germany a wonderful new gun
that will revolutloni/e modern war
fare before the aeroplane has even a
chance , " General Frederick Dent
Grant , who came from Chicago to
succeed General Wood as commander
of the department of the east , said
yesterday. "I have looked over a new
gun we've got down here at Gover
nor's island , and I believe the Ameri
can Is the most perfect gun in the
world at this minute.
"I have also heard about a marvel
ous new explosive just put into ser
vice by the Japanese. I guess you'll
find that this and the Krupp story
are both war scares , because our nav-
i al attaches report that the marvelous
explosive Is only a picric acid com-
j pound which we've been shooting here
or several years.
' "We've had the most powerful ex-
losives of modern times waiting for
tins strong enough to shoot it for
lore than a dozen years. But nobody
ould devise the gun. Well , we've got
lie gun now , and we're using the ex-
loslve In It , and I dare say that these
tins shoot the best and their gun-
ers aim them stralghter than any
ther guns are shot by any other na-
on In the world. "
"PISA WAS BUILT TO LEAN. "
Measurements by an American Show
Tower Never Was Perpendicular.
New York , July 28. Whether the
. .eaning Tower of Pisa was built that
, -ay or accidentally slid out of the
erpendic.ular has long been a subject
f controversy. Prof. William U. Good-
ear , curator of the Brooklyn museum
f art , has just returned from a trip
broad undertaken to make measure
ments and surveys which would deter-
line definitely the point In question.
"I am convinced of the obliquity of
lie tower was according to the design
f the architects , " 'he said today.
The tower stands in shallow , well-
haped construction of masonry. I
lade measurements particularly in
lie spiral stairway , taking the dis-
ances on each side of every step for
lie entire height of the tower. These
leasurements are of remarkable In-
erest as regards sequence and grada-
ion and are not compatible with acci-
lental obliquity. To my mind , they
stabllsh beyond debate that the tow-
T was built to lean. "
HURLED TO HIS DEATH.
Black Hills Mill Worker is Caught in
Deadwood , S. D. , July 28. While re
pairing a mill at the Mogul plant at
'lurua , James Blow , aged 27 , was
aught In the belting and whirled to
FROM WHERE KIMONOS GROW.
A Wonderful Collection Is Owned by
Hallle Ermlnle Rives-Wheeler.
New York , July 28. Hallie Ermlnle
tlves-Wheeler , wife of the charge d'af-
alres of the American embassy at
St. Petersburg , Is at Asbury park for
; he summer , where her friends are
'easting their eyes on a wondrous col-
ectlon of kimonos , acquired while her
lusband was attached to the embassy
The finest specimens are the wed'
ling kimonos. These are wonderful
: hlngs In the eyes of the Japanese
Irl , the chief articles of the trous
seau , and upon them Is lavished all
the work and all the money the family
can afford. To a Japanese matron
the wedding kimono Is as sacred a ?
the wedding ring to the Caucasian wo
"Tho finest one I have , " said Mrs
Wheeler , "Is a pale blue , richly wover
crape , with foam and spray of the set
embroidered In seed pearls. Red birds
flying over the sea are made of cora
beads , and the full moon above It al
is an opal held in place by cmbrold
ered silk , the tone of the opal fires. "
Mrs. Wheeler declared that she hn <
become a convert to the kimono tdei
about her home. She does all he
writing in one and has them for al
moods. Ono Is a pale blue , and ha
n riot of color running through il
done only as the Japanese can do.
"My little maid admired and cooe
over everything I wore , " said th
writer , "but ono night , when she ha
helped mo Into a sheath princes
gown she sighed as she looked at mi
'I think , madam must suffer , ' sh
NOT A STREET CAR MOVING IN
COLUMBUS , OHIO.
2,000 SOLDIERS ON THE WAY
Thousands of People Were Compelled
to Walk or Ride In Any Sort of Ve
hicle In Ohio City Thursday Because
of the Street Car Strike.
Columbus , O. , July 28. Not a street
car has been running In Columbus
since midnight , and thousands were
compelled to either walk or ride In
any sort of vehicle to get to their
places of business today. The cars
will not be started until the 2,000 i
troops of the national guard arrive to
day to enforce order during the strike
of the street car men. The famous
troop A of Cleveland is among the
soldiers called out.
Toledo , July 28. The Sixth regi
ment of the Ohio national guards , Col
onel L. W. Howard commanding , has
received orders to report at once to
Adjutant General Woybrecht at Co
lumbus for strike duty.
Battery C of Columbus , Captain Har
old M. Hush commanding , is guarding
the state arsenal and it will be on
duty there as long as the trouble con
tinues. The battery C boys are armed
with repeating guns which shoot buck
Adjutant General Weybrecht order
ed some thirty-live or forty Ohio na
tional guard sharpshooters who have
been practicing at Camp Perry for the
coming shoot , to come to Columbus
at once. They will be detailed to
watch buildings and see that no one
shoots on the troops.
HARMONY IN OHIO
Result of State Republican Convention
a Big Taft Victory.
Columbus , O. , July 28. With a can
didate for governor who was nominat
ed by a combination of regulars and
progressives and a platform pro
nounced good by the 'former element
and 9 percent good by the latter sec
tion of the party , the Ohio republican
convention broke up and went home In
a state of much contentment.
The ticket includes :
Governor Warren G. Harding.
Lieutenant Governor Francis W.
Secretary of State Granville W.
Attorney General U. G. Denman.
Treasurer Rudy A. Archer.
Justices of the Supreme Court
Vllllam B. Crew and Augustus N.
Warren G. Harding , the nominee for
overnor , was at various times in the
relimlnary squabbles of the conven-
ion ascribed as "everybody's second
He Is the editor of a newspaper at
larion , he has been lieutenant gov-
rnor of the state and been a tentative
andldate for governor and United
tates senator , and is known In the
tate as an effective stumper.
PRESIDENT IS LAUDED.
.Varm . Endorsement is Given Taft in
Columbus , O. . July 28. The Ohio
epubllcan platform , which Is expect-
d to be a model for use by future
epubllcan state conventions as the
xpresslon of the party In the presi-
ent's own state , opens with a warm
ndorsement of the chief executive.
Senator Dick , who seeks re-election ,
s not singled out for specific en-
The portions of the platform deal-
ng with the administration , congress ,
and with the tariff are In full as fol-
We , the republicans of Ohio , In
state convention assembled , commend
n highest terms the splendid admin-
stration of William H. Taft , are proud
of the results he has already achieved
n his seventeen months In office , and
> ledge him our hearty support In his
'urther efforts as chief executive of
; he nation. We renew our pledge of
oyal support to him In 1908 , and en
dorse him for renomlnatlon In 1912.
Among the many accomplishments
of President Taft's administration
worthy of special praise are :
Prosecution and conviction of those
implicated in the sugar frauds against
: he government , and other violator.
of federal statutes ; prompt and sue
cossful Intervention to prevent arbl
trary Increases In railroad freight
rates ; effective enforcement of the law
against illegal dealings in stocks ; in
dictment of those involved in the cot
ton pool formed to raise the price 01
one of the necessities of life in overj
American family ; Impartial enforce
ment of the anti-trust laws ; substan
tlal reduction in government expenses
saying $1,000,000 a month In the post
ofllce department , with a fair promts *
of wiping out the annual postal dc
licit ; such remarkable progress in tin
construction of the Panama canal a
insures Its early completion ; witli
drawal from private entry In order ti
preserve for the public benefit val
liable coal and other mineral deposits
timber lands and water power sites , o
over 71.000.000 acres of the public ac
main. It has strengthened our pret
tlgo with foreign nations , and ha
treated with vigor and wisdom Impor
ant and delicate International pro !
loins. It has dealt justly and liberal !
with our dependencies. The recor
of achievement of this administrate
and the Sixty-first congress Is m
equaled In our history and guarantee
.CONDITION . OF ( Hi WtAlHkR
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Average 71) )
I ChlrnRo , July 28 The liullotlu Issued -
sued by the Chicago atatlun of the
United States weather bureau gives
tbo forecast for Nebraska as follows :
| Partly cloudy and cooler tonight
with probably showers southeast portion
tion ; Friday fair. /
faithful adherence to all the pledges
of the last republican national plat
form. The election of a republican
congress next November Is Impera
tively necessary to accomplish the en
tire program of the Taft administra
The tariff has been revised In ac
cordance with the republican dpctrlno
of protecting homo Industries and
American labor. It did not raise the
| rate of duty on a single common food
product. The Increases made were
on luxuries and articles not of ordinary -
| nary use. It affords no more than
I adequate protection to the Industries
I of the nation , and Is fair alike to con-
! sinners , laborers anil producers. No
tariff bill was more unjustly assailed.
It has justified the expectations of Its
friends by turning a national deficit
Into a surplus , while at the same time
reducing the average rate of duties.
Its maximum and minimum rates
I have operated to give us for the first
time equality of opportunity with
other nations in our foreign trade.
The republican party through con
gress and tiio president has given
free trade with the Philippines , with
such limitations as to sugar and to
bacco as will afford protection to do
mestic Industries , and has established
a customs court.
Recognizing Inequalities duo to
chancing conditions , or that otherwise
may be found to exist , congress has
provided a tariff board , with an ample
appropriation , for the Investigation of
the differences In the cost of produc
tion at home and abroad , so that If
any rates are found to bo higher than
necessary to afford labor a high wage
and capital a fair return , those rates
will be reduced.
Praise is given to the railroad law ,
and a list of congressional 'achieve '
ments Is given. The platform con
Our senators and representatives in
congress have maintained the highest
standard of ability and devotion to
duty which have always characterized
Ohio's representation In the federal
We favor legislation which will re
vive our merchant marine : the equal
enforcement of all laws ; an adequate
national defense with a navy ample to
protect all our Interests at home and
abroad , while favoring arbitration in
the settlement of International dis
putes ; the systematic , comprehensive
and businesslike Improvement of our
rivers , harbors and waterways and
such amendment o'f the anti-trust law
as final judicial interpretation proves
to be necessary for the proper regula
tion of monopolies.
\\'e commend the action of congress
In the creation of a commission to In
vestigate the question of employers'
liability laws and workmen's compen
sation acts and to make recommenda
tions to the president and to congress.
We believe that industrial accidents
to workmen should be treated as Inev
itable accidents to Industrial opera
tions and the compensation therefor
as a part of the cost of production.
The experience of other countries
demonstrates that this principle can
be applied to our Industrial condition
without increasing the burdens of in
We endorse the principle of conservation
vation of our national resources and
cordially endorse the action of the
present congress In enacting , and of
President Taft in approving , legisla
tion along this line. We refer , par
ticularly , first , to the act of congress
conferring upon the president express
power to withdraw lands when the
public welfare demands It ; and , second
end , to the act separating the surface
from the coal and authorizing agri
cultural homestead entries on lands
heretofore withdrawn from entry or
settlement under coal lands classifi
cation. Under this act , millions of
acres of the public domain can be en
tered by homesteaders and limited pat
ent to surface granted , reserving the
title to the coal In the federal govern
ment for future disposition in accord
ance with law.
We demand that enforcement of ex
isting laws and the enactment of new
laws for the protection , wise use and
conservation of the natural resources
under the control of federal govern'
nient. These resources , such as the
coal deposits of Alaska , water power
I and reservoir sites should be devel
oped under a system by which any
abuses of monopoly can be avoided
' extortion from the consumer prevent
, ed , and just compensation to the pub
. i lie obtained.
! Other planks are for limiting the
tax rate for all purposes to 10 mills ;
' supervision and regulation of all pub
> lie utilities by a commission , giving
i to municipalities the right of home
. rule and to the people the right t (
vote direct on the granting of publii
, franchises ; legislation for establish
Ing good roads ; protection of labor
a state law requiring the publicity o
' campaign contributions ; the ratified
lion of the income tax amendment ti
the federal constitutionr Indlvldua
! punishment for corporate offenses am
the calling of a constitutional conver
i. tlon to draft a new state coiistltutloi
Fire In Dakota Town.
Aberdeen. S. D. July 28. Flro dc
stroyed the heart of the business dh
' trlct of IleiTeld , county seat of Cami
K bell county , entailing a loss of $73,001
A bank , two gonorol stores , drug ston
, . restaurant and other business house
a wore destroyed
DIES IN JAIL
TRAGIC END TO WASTED LIFE
I COMES AT WISNER.
TOOK 25 GRAINS OF COCAING
The Usual Dose of Cocaine Is ! /j of a
Grain But This Young Woman Took
100 Times That Amount In a Slnglo
Wlsnor , Nob. , July 28. Special to
The News : A tragic end marked the
wasted life of a 211-year-old Kanaaii
girl who died In jail hero from a tro-
mondotm overdose of cocaine and
whoso body was burled yesterday In a
local comotery. The girl took twenty-
live grains of cocanio between -I
o'clock In the afternoon and C > a m ,
and died at dawn In the Wlsner jail.
The usual dose of cocaine Is Vi ot a
Whether the girl took the overdose
with suicidal Intent is not known. A
innlo companion told what her name
was , Myrtle Lawkln of Lcavonworth ,
Kan. , and a friend arrived from her
home town and had the body burled
The box of twenty-live grains oC
cocaine had been obtained at Stanton
on a physician's proscription. The girl
was groggy on the streets and was
jailed. Three weeks ago she was
driven out of town ,
SKY RUNABOUTS FOR WOMEN.
Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Vanderbllt Will
Have Small Aeroplanes.
Now York , July 28. If the negotia
tions being conducted by Yves Do
Vlllers of Paris are successful , Mrs.
Clifford 15. Harmon and Mrs. William
\ . Vanderbllt. jr. . will each own ono
) f the smallest aeroplanes in exist
ence , built especially for women. Mr.
Do Villers represents the Odler Yen-
lome monoplane , which Is even small
er than the Santos Dumont demoiselle
The latter Is eighteen feet wide , but
ho Vendome sky runabout measures
only a fraction more than twelve
Uoth the Vendome craft and the Du-
: nont machine are very popular In
Europe with amateurs who are just
iieglnnlng to learn the art of flying.
It enables them to acquire the knack
iy easy stages. On account of their
size they cannot carry a passenger
on a sustained flight , but are capable
of remaining In the air for forty-llvo
The Vendome craft In which Mrs.
Harmon and Mrs. Vanderbllt are In-
: erested have become especially popu-
ar with .women in France. It has
> eeome a great fad with society wo
men to take a short spin on one of
those machines on the numerous avia
tion fields scattered throughout that
Three of the craft are now on the
ocean and will arrive here during the
week. With them are coming Ihreo
French air jockeys , who wil demon-
state them on the aviation field n ar
Mineola , after which they will he
taken to Boston to take part In the
meet to be held there. Two of the
machines have already been pur
chased by society women of Canada ,
where they are being used In flights
on private estates. Within a month
the Vendome company will send two
women aviators to the United States
to exhibit the flying capabilities of the
craft and to show how easily they can
The Vendome machine Is equipped ,
with a 3-cyllnder Anzanl motor , the
engine- with which Bleriot made his
flight over the Kngllsh channel.
On account of Its small size it can
attain great speed , sometimes flying
at the rate of fifty miles an hour.
The enthusiasts at the aviation field
near Mineola expect that the activity
of Mrs. Harmon and Mrs. Vanderbllt
will prompt many other members ot
the "Four Hundred , " to take up the
hport of flying. While It Is probable
that they will make some of their
flights on Long Island , It Is expected
that they will use their machines prin
cipally on the grounds on their es
tates , where they will bo remote from
the curious eyes of the public.
THRESH ENGINE EXPLODES.
One Man Killed , Three Injujred in Ac
cident Near Lincoln.
Lincoln. July 28. While throbhlns
wheat on the farm of A. L. Scott ,
four miles south of Lincoln , an old
engine exploded killing one man and
injuring three others , two seriously.
The dead : Ike Panknurst.
The injured : mlchael Kramer ,
iruised and burned ; John Johnson ,
slightly Injured ; Harry Rasmus-sen ,
struck In stomach by line door.
May End Garment Strike.
New York , July 28. Prospects for
an early settlement of the garment
makers' strike which has Involved up
wards of 50,000 workers and demoral
ized the women's clothing trad' ' for
several weeks , are bright today , \utli
the assembling of representatives of
the conflicting interests for a confer
ence. The conferees comprise ten rep
resentatives from the cloak , suit and
skirt manufacturers' union and a strik
ers' committee of equal size. Louis
1 ! . Hrandeis was asked to come from
Hoston to preside over the conference
and readily consented , as It was large
ly through his efforts that the nego
tiations ot the conference resulted In
a successful conclusion.