The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 12, 1910, Image 1

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I ! ' VliMtl ? AViU * A IrltlllAV AlUllISl'P 1' * UlUI
Using a Revolver , the Man Flrei a
Bullet Through the Head of His
Wife , of His Son and Father-ln-Law ,
Then Takes His Own Life.
Chlifago , Aug. 11. W. J. Meyers ,
keeper of a shooting gallery , used his
skill with a revolver with tragic pur
pose today , shooting three members
of his household through the head and
then taking his own life.
Just four shots wore fired and four j
lives were snuffed out by his unerring
aim. The dead :
W. J. Meyers , aged 40 , 2934 Cottage
Grove avenue.
Mrs. Grace Meyers , ago 25 , wife.
Ralph Meyers , 7 , son.
F. S. Bouton , aged 55 , father of Mrs.
Moyors and his wife had separated
recently after she had placed him un
der bonds to keep the peace. There '
are' no witnesses to the tragedy.
W. M. Mellsh of Cincinnati Is Elected
Grand Commander.
Chicago , Aug. 11. Eminent Sir Wil
liam I ) . Mellsh of Cincinnati was to
day unanimously elected grand com
mander of the Knights Templar.
Tin * committee that was entrusted
with the duty of selecting the city for
the next triennial conclave agreed on
Other officers elected wore as fol
lows : Deputy grand master , Arthur
MacArthur of Troy , N. Y. ; grand gen-
orallsslmo , W. F. Pierce , San Fran
cisco ; grand captain general , Lee
Smith , Plttsburg ; grand senior war
den , Joseph K. Kyle , Atlanta , Ga. ;
grand Junior warden , Jehtol W. Cham
berlain , St. Paul.
Head of Dressed Beef Sales Depart
ment of Armour & Co.
Chicago , Aug. 11. Thomas G. Lee
of the dressed beef sales department
of Armour and company , was today In
dicted on the charge of perjury by the
federal grand Jury which Is Investigat
ing alleged working agreements
among the big packers. A bench war
rant was issued for his arrest.
It Is alleged that Leo made false
statements to the jury In denying that
he attended meetings where output
was discussed and prices fixed , and
In denying that prices were fixed.
Papooses Agreed , Per Parents , to Pay
McMurray 10 Percent.
McAlester , Okla. , Aug. 11. It was
brought out In the congressional in
vestigation of the Gore bribery
charges today that baby Indians ns
well as adult ones , had "signed" the
McMurray contracts providing for the i' '
sale of $30,000,000 worth of land on a
10 percent "attorney's fees" basts.
Th names of the little "papooses"
wore signed by the parents or guar
dians , witnesses testified. It was Inci
dentally developed that race suicide
Is far from threatening among the In
dians , as families of six to nine chil I
dren are common.
The present great wealth of the Ok
lahoma Indians was brought out in
Although the Choctow and Chlcka- I
sha tribes of Indians are fighting for
their Individual shares of the land now
hold for them by the government , they
are counted among the richest people
In the world.
Well Known W. C. T. U. Worker and
Prison Reformer , Succumbs.
Washington , Aug. 11. Mrs. Judith
Ellen Horton Foster , known through
out the country as temperance lec -1
turer and writer and advocate of mis
sions , died in Garfield hospital here ,
early today following an operation.
Mrs. Foster was born at Lowell ,
Mass. , In 1840. While residing In Iowa
she studied law and was admitted to
the bar of that state. Later Mrs. Fos
ter took an active Interest In the W. w
C. T. U. and became a republican camA
palgn speaker. During recent years _ ' o
Mrs. Foster had made her homo In'p
Washington , where she was actively , b
engaged , up to within a short time of
her death , In prison reform Investiga iMr.
tions for the department of justice.
Neligh. Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
The News : Mrs. Ollie Egbert of this
city announces the marriage of her
daughter. Crystal Fern Bradbury to
Charles Wlllard Knell
on Wednesday a
of this week at the homo of the grandparents - p
parents of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. N. a
W. Job. The young couple drove to j
Oakdale and from there took the at- ( i g
ternoon passenger for Guide Rock , u
Neb. , where they will make their fit- . ! [ , li
turo homo. c
Fear for British South Pole Expedl-
I tion Is 11 Days Overdue.
I London , Aug --Considerable an-
I xloty IB felt for Captain Scott's antarc
tic expedition ship , the Terra Nova ,
now cloven days overdue at CapeAI
town. The vessel has not been spoken
on Hlnre she left Madorla. on June 27.
Forest Fires Still Rage.
) Washington , Aug. 11. The forest
service has called on the war depart
ment for aid to fight the forest fires In
Mon ° " General Leonard Wood ,
chlot 7 V. itaff of the army , has dl-
recteirtf "p battalion of the Four
teenth r ; . O "y , In maneuvers at
Atnerlc ' . .tcamp , Oregon , bo or
dered h ? ' My to Mlssoula , Mont.
Three Atto\ > tgln Serving Fiveed
Day Sciences for Contempt. I
San Francisco , Aug. 11. Escorted
by Patrick Calhoun , president of the '
United Railways of this city. AttorLo
noys A. A. Moore. Stanley Moore and
John Barrett made a leisurely automobile - '
mobile trip out to the county Jail and
surrendered themselves to the sheriff
to bogln serving five-day sentences ImC1
posed on them by Superior Judge LawW1
lor last Wednesday for contempt of
The elder Moore was twice sentencnK
ed , the five-day terms to run concur-
rently. !
The three attorneys arc members of
Calhoun's legal brigade In his trial on I
charges of bribing supervisors during
the last Schmltz administration. Cnl-
noun was first brought to trial over n
year ago , the Jury falling to agree up
on a verdict. The second trial was
placed on Judge Lawler's calendar.
Wednesday Judge Lawler read a
statement from the bench setting
forth his reasons for refusing to dis
miss the case. Stanley Moore , In re
ply , declared Judge Lawler guilty of
playing politics from the bench. He
was promptly sentenced for contempt.
Ills father. A. A. Moore , took his
place , and stating that he wishes
everything that his son had snld to be
considered as coming from him also ,
proceeding to declare his "contempt"
for Judge Lawler In so many words.
He was also sentenced. Barrett
then made remarks similar to those
of the two Moores and was sentenced.
Mrs. Ida Van Valkenburgh Tells Her
History Before Going Abroad.
New York , Aug. 11. Mrs. Ida Van
Valkenburgh , the "eight million dollar
widow. " sailed today on tha Kaiser
Wllhelm II. She said that she was
going abroad to give herself a rest.
If she gets her divorce and ever mar
ries again , she said , as a last word , she
hopes to marry some man who has
never heard of her.
Simultaneously with her departure
appeared a story of her life in a news
paper purporting to have been writ
ten by herself. It says In part :
"I remember well my first childish
love affair. I was born and brought
up in Washington , and always lived
very quietly. Why , I never even went
to the theater until I was Ifi years old
and came to visit my aunt in New
"I was about 13 years old at the
time , and he walked home with me
from prayer meeting every week.
Then sometimes he took me sleigh
riding , though there wasn't much snow
in Washington. We used to talk about
running away and going to the thea
ter , but somehow , I never had the
"Staying at the same hotel with
us was Mr. Agnew , my first husband ,
we met through mutual friends and
saw a good deal of each other. When
was 18 years old I married him.
Of course , It was too young for any
girl to marry. I discovered before
long that things were not as I would
have them , but I tried to do the best
could and by and by my baby came.
Then for a while things went better.
But finally I could no longer Ignore
my husband's conduct and got a di
"I met Mr. Chapman through friends
of Mr. Agnew. We were all at a din
ner one night and ho seemed to take
fancy to me.
"So , for several weeks he took us
around a good hit , and we , in turn , j '
Invited him to dine. Then well , he
saw that I was not happy with my' '
husband and tactfully dropped out of
the way. Of course , after I had se-1
cured my divorce , there was no reaD
son why I should not be happy with I j
any of my former friends , and Mr. I
Chapman and I got better and better
acquainted , and finally we were mar-
"My marriage with Mr. Chapman
was most happy , except for one thing.
At that period commenced the nntag-
onism of a woman , whom I consider
primarily responsible for all my trou-
"Sho tried to make trouble between T
Mr. Chapman and myself , but always si
unsuccessfully. When ho died sho' | ' ti
urged his relatives to attackme. . 1'c 1 '
paid them $100,000 to avoid the row n
which she had instigated. I went' ' 5
abroad after Mr. Chapman's death. j ! n
"On the same ship was Mr. Van
Valkenburgh. Ho was most attentive.
and his attentions grow even more
pronounced after I landed and settled
at the St. Rogls. j i p
"Well. I married him at the St. eceed
gls last November. And I hadn't been j i K
married a week before that malign t'
influence exercised by that other woman - a
man began Its work. " ' e
Chief of Detectives Carney of Louis
ville Orders Wendllng to Get Off
Train , But Wendllng Resists Kicks
Newspaper Reporter.
Olnoy ' , 111. , Aug. 11. Joseph A.
Wendllng , charged with the murder
of Alma Kellnor In Louisville , became
a refractory i prisoner today and object
ed to Chief of Detectives Carney of
Louisville taking him from the Balti
more < and Ohio train. In a struggle
Wendllng kicked a reporter for a
Louisville paper who Is following the
alleged ' | slayer.
The prisoner was handcuffed to Car
ney nt the time. He refused to leave
the train when his attorney . R.
Clements , spoke to him , Wendllng
was put into nn automobile , which
went southeast along the Illinois Cenj
trr' tracks. Carney told the station
agent that ho probably would take an
Illinois ' Central train Into Kentucky.
He wanted the time of his arrival in
Louisville kept secret.
Clements , who caught the train In
St. Louis after Carney had put his
prisoner aboard early today , rode In ,
the same car with Wendllng. As soon
as Carney told Wendllng to leave the
car Clements advised his client In an i
undertone and a struggle ensued. Car
ney , Colonel John II. Whalen and two '
newspaper men pushed Wendllng
through the door of the car and to the ,
station platform. The automobile was 1 J
engaged by Carney by telegraph ,
Clements did not leave the train here.
Langford Refuses to Go Through With i
Mill Unless Sure of $7,500.
Philadelphia , Aug. 11. The Langhe
ford-Kaufman fight , scheduled for this i
city tonight , has been called off , Langpr
ford having refused to go on unless i
guaranteed $7,500. ,
German Strike Spreading. j I
Bremen , Aug. 11. The strike and I
counter lockout in the ship building
Industry Is spreading. The Vulkan [
and other yards locked out 5,000 men ,
today. The Wehr ship building works '
have dismissed GO percent of their
employes and 1,000 others have given , '
legal notice of their Interest to quit t
Serious Floods In Japan. |
Tokio , Aug. 11. Serious floods connr
tinuo throughout Japan. Thousands
of houses are submerged and many
lives have been lost. The Interruption
to the railway service is unprecedentcc f ,
ed. There Is much suffering In Toklo. [
"Jack" Johnson is Going to Buy a
Home in Brooklyn Heights.
New York , Aug. 11. It will corneas
a stunning surprise to the families of f
the fashionable section known as
Brooklyn Heights to learn that "Jack"
Johnson , the negro champion pugilist
of the world , wishes to become a res01
Ident of that section , which has mainai
tained Its exclusive character for more
than a century. Johnson Is negotlat-
Ing for the purchase of a house at the
southwest corner of Plerpont and
Henry streets , erected by Herman
Behr , a wealthy manufacturer of sand
paper , at 75 Beekman street , Manhat-
tan , and at present owned by Michael
L. McLaughlln , who Is supposed to
have made several millions In real
estate speculation In Brooklyn. But
for the interposition of a motor car
accident in Chicago , in which his
brother was injured , Johnson prob
ably now would be the owner of this
choice parcel of Brooklyn. The deal
was to have been closed yesterday.
The following named Brooklyn
Heights residents would be "Jack"
Johnson's neighbors If the purchase of
the property goes : Col. Willis Log-
den , Joslah T. Mnreau , supreme court
Judge ; Almet F. Jenks , supreme court
Judge ; Edward M. Thomas , supreme
court judge ; the Rev. Dr. Newell
Dwlght Hlllls of Plymouth church ,
John , Hill Morgan , Norman S. Dike ,
county Judge ; C. D. Menneley , B. R. T.
treasurer ; Gen. Horatio C. King , St.
Clalr McKelvey , Judge Wlllard Bartlett -
lett , William C. Beecher , Robert H.
Elder and about 50 percent of Brook
lyn's society whoso finances are listed
In the Brooklyn blue hook.
Elfin | News.
Elgin , Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
.The News : Frlsbio & Fee recently
sold their new double brick building
to John A. Penne & Co. , who will oc-
cupy It about January 1 , as a general
merchandise store. The building is
it'50x80 feet with full cemented base-
An Election In Alaska.
Juneau , Alaska , Aug. 11. Judge
James Wlckorsham , independent re-
publican , was elected yesterday to sue-
ceed himself as congressional dele-
gate from Alaska by a plurality estl-
mated ' at from 1,500 to 2,000. The exact -
act figures will not bo known for several -
oral days , or perhaps weeks , as many
precincts are In Isolated sections and
the returns must bo sent long dis
tances by courier to the military tele
graph stations.
No Mention Made of Name of Former
* President Roosevelt.
Dallas , Tox. , Aug. 11. Republicans
of Texas unqualifiedly endorsed the
administration of President Taft and
refrained from making any mention of
former President Roosevelt In their
platform or resolutions. The follow
ing nominations for state offices were
mini e :
Governor , T. O. Torrel , San An
tonio ; lieutenant governor , C. W. Ogden -
don , San Antonio ; associate judge
supreme court , J. W. McOray of Fan
ning county ; for railroad commission
er , J. A , Hnuloy , Galveston ; comptrol
ler , Fred Hoffhelnz , Comal county.
Cecil A. Lyon was unanimously reelected -
elected state chairman.
The platform deplores what It terms
radical legislation hampering the
growth of the state and bespeaks a
more liberal policy towards outside
One of the Flyers Loses His Chart In
the Wind and For a Time Sails
Through the Air Without Knowing
Where He is at.
Mezlores , France , Aug. 11. M. Le-
Blanc's good fortune in the cross-
country aerial race continued on the
third leg of the course today. Although -
though he experienced great difficulty
he was again the first to arrive at the
post. The day's flight was from
Nancy ) to this town , a distance of
99.3(1 ( miles. The leader's time was 1
hour 58 minutes and 3 seconds.
Lo Blanc , barring accidents , is
practically sure of winning the race ,
although M. Aubrun and M. Le Gagn-
eaux , who completed the first two laps
in single flights , still have a chance.
Aubrun arrived here today two
hours after Le Blanc had landed. M.
Llndpaintcr 1 descended and abandoned
the . race at a point twelve miles from
Nancy. '
All of the aviators experienced the
roughest sailing thus far encountered.
Le ' Blanc had the best luck. He came
to the town just ahead of a violent
storm ' which caught his pursuers soon
after the start. After leaving Nancy ,
a gust of wind blow away his chart
land ) for n time ho was lost in thick
haze. He finally recognized the Mouse
river , which he followed over the
towns of Mouzon and Sedan. Aubrun ,
1who was the next to get away , re-
celved the force of the storm and the
thick weather and lost h.s course.
Eventually he found nlmself over
Chalons , where he got the direction
to Mezleres.
Brookins'Machine Crashes Into Crowd ,
Aviator Painfully Hurt. I i
Asbury Park , N. J. , Aug. 11. All but t
one of the eight victims of yesterday's j' (
ai ; . j
Ing of Walter Brookins' machine [ (
among a group of spectators on the
aviation field here , were doing well 1
today and are expected to recover.
Brookins was painfully but not dan
gerously Injured. The eighth victim ,
George Barnett , a boy of 14 , was ap i.
parently no better today and It is
feared that his injuries , consisting of
a fractured skull and dislocated hip i ,
will prove fatal.
Asbury Park , N. J. , Aug. 11. A se i-
rious mishap to Walter Brookins In i
which the daring Wright aviator was '
painfully hurt , marred the first day of
the aviation meet here. Brookins
was dashed to the earth when the machine -
chine suddenly turned turtle , after he
had been forced to swerve the airship
suddenly to avoid crashing into a
crowd of spectators. b
Seven other persons among whom
the machine tumbled were more or
less seriously injured. The mishap
was due to the thronging of spectators
out upon the field. Brookins In - |
scendtng had no room to operate the ' r
machine and'was driven to make a c
sudden turn to avoid crashing among
the watchers. The tricky wind caught
the machine and sent it spinning over c
German Aviator Injured.
Johannlsthnl , Germany , Aug. 11. - n
The noroplanlst Helm met with a serious J- , n
rious accident at the aviation meeting t
here. While flying at a height oftl | j
about 225 feet in a Wright machine , j b
ono of the propellers broke. The othtl j
or continued to run , causing the craft e
to turn over several times' It fell
with a crash and was completely de
molished. Ho Immediately was car
ried off the field unconscious.
Naval Collier Is Sunk.
Norfolk , Va. . Aug. 11. Tlio naval
collier Marcellus Hos nt the bottom of
the Atlantic , sunk ten hours after she $
was struck by the Norwegian fruit
steamer Rosarlo. The collier Ledo-
nlas arrived off Sewall's point with
the crew of the Marcellus aboard.
Ascroft Is Held for the Killing and His
Preliminary Hearing Is Scheduled
for Today Two Fractures In Dead
Man's Skull Are Found.
Pierce , Neb. , Aug. It. Special to
The News : After n postmortem oxam-
( nation yesterday afternoon a coron
er's Jury held an Inquest over the dead
body of Harry Ropp , the Yankee Robw"
Inson circus employe , and returned a
verdict at 3 o'clock stating that Ropp
came to his death by a blunt Instrument -
ment In the hands of Roy Ascroft , felo
nlously. ,
The prisoner was remanded to the
Pierce county jail and will have his
preliminary hearing today. i
A fracture of the skull was found In
the left frontal region , extending IMs
Inches forward and 14 Inches at right
angles upward. A largo blood clot
was found on th brain. |
The coroner's Inquest was under the
supervision of Dr. F. G. Salter , the
Pierce county coroner.
Alleged Bootleggers Bound Over.
M /brara , . r Aug. . H ; > ' : lo
" . ' .10 News. Albert Holjj n , l ) e
Rule an-1 . 'on * Murth' i'd
before United States Commissioner
Bayha for bootlegging to the Indians ,
and bound over to the district court.
Falling lo get bonds they were taken
to the county jail at Center.
Hastings , Neb. , Girl of 19 Runs Away
With Helpless Cripple.
Sallna , Kan. , Aug. 11. Interrupting
an elopement unique in the annals of
Kansas , the police took George Dolnes ,
a legless man of Russell , Kan. , and
Lillian Schaffer , aged 19 , of Hastings ,
Neb. , from an eastbound Union Pacific
train here pursuant to the request of
the girl's father. Dolnes has n very
largo head , has no legs and one arm
Is paralyzed. Ho is 32 years old. The
girl met Dolnes in Hastings a few J ,
days ago. They left Hastings last Satari ' ,
urday , stopped at several cities and [
tried to get some one to marry them ,
but were repeatedly refused a license.
Garfield and Plnchot Call at Sagamore
Hill for Secret Session. '
Oyster Bay , N. Y. , Aug. 11. Theodore -
dore Roosevelt had a secret conference - j '
ence last night with James R. Gar-1
field of Cleveland , ex-secretary of the
Interior , and Gifford Plnchot of New-
York , deposed chief forester , who are
regarded as two of the most ardent
of Insurgents.
The two men whom Roosevelt numbers
bors as among his closest friends proCG '
tested they could not talk about their
plans or the significance of their visit'
to Colonel Roosevelt. Mr. Plnchot ;
said :
"Colonel Roosevelt Invited Mr. Garst
field and myself to visit him and that's 1
all there is to it. "
When asked about his California 1
trip , he said that he made speeches 1
In behalf of Hiram Johnson , a candlv
date for the republican nomination for
governor , and for William Kent , a 1
candidate for the republican nomlna-
tion of congress from the Sacramento 1
"I delivered eight speeches , which 1
Is four more than I intended to make , "
he said.
He was told that since his depar0
ture from New York , Colonel RooseA
volt had received many Inquiries from 1
California as to whether the exforesgj
ter had gone there as his representa
tive to support Johnson and Kent. He
replied that he had never had any
such idea , had given no such impresH
s'sion and that he had gone to Califor-
nla entirely on his own responsibility.
"How did I find the sentiment in the
west in regard to the Rqosevelt pollm
cies ? Very enthusiastic , " said the exfc
forester , with emphasis.
Colonel Roosevelt also refused to
be < interviewed on policies after his
guests arrived.
Mine Workers Meet.
Indianapolis , Aug. 11. Nearly 1,000
delegates are In Indianapolis today
ready < for the opening of me special 1
convention < of the -.ilted Mine Worktl
ers , called oy President Thomas L.
Lewis , ostensibly to discuss the waee
contracts < and strike situations In the
various districts. One clause in the
call states that one object of the consi
ventlon Is "to take such action as Is h
necessary to require the officers and Ji
members of the United Mine Workers h
to respect and comply with the iby
thorlty of the International executive s
board. " President John H. Walker of
the Illinois district and so-called lead- |
or of the anti-Lewis faction , Is hero.
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Oklahoma Congressman Tells of How ti
an Indian was to Get Profits. o
McAlcstor , Okla. . Aug. 11. "Lo , the tl
poor Indian. " learned a few more c
things about the proposed sale of > tl
$30,000.000 worth of his land before n
iho congressional Investigation comd
mlttee. Congressman C D. Carter of o
the fourth Oklahoma district , testified c
that at an Interview at the home of h
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
: : Forecast for Nebraska.
Maximum . 90
Minimum . , . fit ;
Average . 73
llnrumotur } . 29.90
Unlnfnll . 33
Chicago , Aug. 11. Tim bulletin Is
sued by tlio Chicago station of the
United States wenthor bureau gives
tin forecast for Nebraska as follows :
I Unsettled and partly cloudy tonight
and Friday.
Richard . , C. Adams , an attorney at
Washington , Adams had said he bad
nn arrangement by which ho was to
secure , 5 percent of the "prollts" to
j'f derived from the McMurray con
"Ho also told me , " testified Mr. Carter -
ter , "that Congressman B. S. McGuIre
was In on the deal and would get his
share. ? ' | Ho also told mo that Lr. )
Wright , a delegate for tlio Choctaw
Indians ' at Washington with n salary
of $ (5,000 ( , was In on the deal. Ho also
said ' 'wo'vo got some others,1 but ho
did not mention any other names. "
"Did Adams say he was going to
get * 5 percent of all the money Me-
Murray was to realize on the deal ? "
asked Chairman C hnrlos S. Uurko. j '
"He said ho was going to make sure
of it , as M f Murray had double-crossed
him at other times , but this time ho
was going to fix It so he wouldn't lose
out , and when McMurray got his 10
percent 1 > , or $3,000,000 , or whatever it
amounted to , he was going to got 5
percent of the proceeds. I !
"I also met Jake L. Hamon at Washn"
Ington. Ho told me to go to that
old man Gore and got him to withdraw
that fool bill of his against the Mebe
Murray contracts. "
Congressman Carter , who ! s part
Cherokee Indian and who was for two
years a member of the house commit
tee on Indian affairs , was next asked :
"Do you think a majority of the Inre
dlans are in favor of the xO percent
for McMurray ? "
"There is no doubt that they are , "
he replied.
"But there is also no doubt that In
signing contracts many were inllueiiclla
cd to do so by persons who have an
interest in them. "
Adams was described as a Deleware
Indian , who frequently has been men- j
tioned as having called on President
Taft , on matters pertaining to Indian 1 <
affairs. It was Adams to whom the In-
dlans in this state were asked to ad-
dress telegrams urging President Taft
to approve the sale of the lands. Me-
Murray Is the holder of the contracts 1
by which , according to Senator Gore ,
a 10 percent , or $3,000,000 "attorneys'
fee" would be allowed. Before Carter
left tl.e stand McMurray's attomejs
obtained from his testimony tending j I '
'to show that McGuIre In previous In-1
dian matters had supported measures [
In congress opposed to the interests j
of McMurray.
Aberdeen Citizens Will Not Have to
Resort to Courts to Get Election.
Aberdeen , S. D. , Aug. 11. The
courts will not be asked to mandamus
the mayor and city council to force
them to submit the city detective bute
reau ordinance to a referendum election -
tion , as contemplated in proceedings
started by Attorney L. T. Vian Slyke.
This was decided at a special meeting
of the city council , when the motion
Of Alderman John Wade declaring the
petition I rejected by Mayor Rock to be
valid , and setting August 23 as the
date for a special election , was passed.
in discussing the resolution Alderman
Wade expressed the belief that the
mayor's action was Illegal , and said
he ( believed the council had the right
to act upon a petition from the people.
Mayor Rock interrupted to say his
action had been based upon the advice [
of ( City Attorney Charles N. Harris. ;
Alderman Wade denied this , stating
Mr. Harris had Informed him he had
given the mayor no such advice.
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Hereafter There Mustn't Be More
Than Five Million In Centimeter.
Chicago , Aug. 11. An official limit
ol 5,000,000 bacteria per cubic centw !
meter of Ice cream Is a new standard
for the state of Illinois , announced
here by A. Hanby Jones , chairman of
the state food commission. Thestan-
dard will go Into effect August 15 and
the commission threatens to prose
cute violators. |
According to the statement ice
cream must be of not more than 1
percent gelatine , gum , or harmless
vegetable < gum and contain not more
than five million bacteria when melted 1.
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Neligh Lad Breaks Arm. |
Neligh , Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
The News : Harold , the 2-year-old '
son of R. H. Rice , accidently broke
his right arm Monday evening while
jumping off from the porch at his
home. The fracture was soon reduced 1
by a physician , and the little fellow Is s
getting along nicely at present. t
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i Oklahoma Democrats Meete. ' '
Oklahoma C'Uy , Okia. , Aug. 11. -
With more than 1,000 delegates prest
out and the state democratic convention - n
tion began hero today. Principal In- H
tcTPst centers In the probable action o
of the convention on the question of t
the rcsuhmlsslon of the prohibition ' I
clause to a vote of the people. 1Did I
though the resubmlssion faction Is I
making ovrry effort to commit the i
democratic party to an endorsement i
of the Idea It seems probable that the
convention may steer clear of the pro-
hibltlon question altogether.
The Mayor Spent a Comfortable Night ,
Getting Good Sleep Wound Lookn
All Right Bullet , Left In , May
Cause Sudden Rupture Any Time.
I New York , Aug. II. Because of
alarming ' ' rumors regarding Mayor
Gaynor'n condition which wore In cir
culation this afternoon Dr. Arlltz , who
was . In charge of the patient , Issued
the following bulletin shortly after a
o'clock :
"Pulse , temperature and respiration
remain unchanged since 8:30. : lOvory-
' thing Is satisfactory. "
! i New York , Aug. 11. Mayor Gay-
nor's wounds were dressed at S o'clock
this ! ' morning , following which this bul
letin ' was given out shortly before 9
9 o'clock :
"Tho wound has been dressed and
looks ' } l well. The mayor converses
cheerfully J and the situation Is oucour-
aging. l > "
No further ofllclnl bulletins will bo
announced until this afternoon.
Spent Comfortable Night.
All reports this morning from the
bedside of Mayor Gaynor were of an
encouraging naturo. At 7 o'clock tula
morning < the following official bulletin
was Issued :
"Mayor Gaynor spent a comfortable
night. Temperature '
100'/fe ; pulse 70 ;
respiration 17. "
The official bulletin was informally
supplemented by Dr. Stewart , who re
mained ; all night at Mayor Gaynor'a
bedside. Dr. Stewart reported that
the mayor awoke this morning at his
usual hour and appeared refreshed by
the comfortable sleep he had been
able to secure during the greater part
of the night. Not an unfavorable
symptom had developed.
Dr. Arlltz , relieved shortly before
midnight for a few hours' rest after
his ( long vigil , was at the hospital
bright and early this morning. He
went | over the mayor's condition with
Dr. Stewart and joined the latter In
the issuance of the morning bulletin.
Dr. Arlltz was very cheerful. "This
Is , the best bulletin yet , " ho said as the
Ktntement hande < | out.
Keeping Temperature Down.
It was noted that the bulletin gave
those details concerning the patient's
condition which hitherto have been
merely informally stated or the sub
ject of unofficial reports. It was
learned that the chief efforts of the
physicians all day yesterday were to
keep < down the mayor's temperature
and the fact that this morning it was
oflicially announced that the thermom-
eter reading showed only lOOVfe do-
grees , approximately the same as yea-
terday , seemed to indicate they had
been < successful.
This a Critical Day.
It was generally conceded , however ,
that ( today was likely to bo an import *
ant ] one in the history of Mayor Gay-
nor's | case. Perhaps the chief fear of
his medical attendants has been that
blood poisoning might develop. The
end ] of the two-day period commonly
allowed ] for the appearance of such
Infection comes today.
Bullet May Cause Sudden Rupture ,
The two sections of the bullet fired
by : James J. Gallagher , the discharged
dock employe , remain embedded in
the mayor's neck and throat. The
possibility of danger from these frag-
ments grows less with eacli day. It
the Infection period be safely passed
practically the sole apprehension of
the medical men will be from the pos
sibility that one of these fragments
lies so near an arterial surface that
dangerous hemorrhage may result ,
Such a rupture might como without
Iwarning. .
Near the mayor's bedside through
the night were Mrs. Gaynor , the son
Rufus , Mrs. Vlngtit , daughter , and Sec-
tretary Robert Adamson. Dr. Stewart
was the physician In charge.
Fine Rain at Neligh.
Neligh , Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
The News : A most welcome rain
visited this vicinity early last even-
Ing that continued for nearly two
hours. The evening program of the
.chautauqua ! was not given.
To Play in Morning.
d'Neligh. . Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
The News : Owing to the annual chau-
tauqua having full sway at Riverside
park , the first baseball game of the
Klkhorn : Valley league In this city.
scheduled with Oakdale Friday , will
take : place on the park diamond In the
forenoon , , Instead of the afternoon.
This 1 arrangement has been agreed to
by the managers of both teams. Al-
3though no admission can he charged
at the gate , the price of grandstand
11seats Is reduced to 10 cents for this
occasion only. Tickets are selling for
the game at 2. cents and each Is la-
holed. : "First League Game. I Paid.
Did You ? "
Manager Wattles states that ho will
strictly observe the rules as laid down
by flu- association , and that his play-
ors will play clean , honest ball
Wrangling of any nature will not bo
allotted on the Neligh diamond