The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 19, 1910, Image 1
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS = JOURNAL , , , , . NORFOLK NKliKASKA FRIDAY AUGUST 10 1910. MAYOR JIM AND ALDRICH THEY SEEM TO BE NOMINATED FOR GOVERNOR RACE. DAHLMAN CLAIMS 8,000 MARGIN While Shallenberger Still Claims 1,500 Majority , the Returni Indicate That Dahlman Is Safe Cady Concedes That Aldrlch Has Won. Omaha , Aug. 18. The World-Herald this afternoon says "Nine hundred and five precincts give Dahlman 23,171 votes and Shal lenberger 20,024 votes In the race for the democratic gubernatorial nomina tion. Dahlnmn's lead Is : t,147. This includes Douglas county. A little mors than half of the precincts In the state have been heard from , representing much more than half of the total vote. " The Bee prints the following : "Figures received by the Bee and tabulated from 817 precincts on the vote cast at the primary election on Tuesday show the following totals on governor : "Republicans Aldrlch , 11,348 ; Cady , 10,223. "Democrats Dahlman , 19,036 ; Shal- louberger , 15,050. " Omaha , Aug. 18. Aldrlch claims the state by 10,000 over Cady. Cady , whlho practically conceding Aldrlch's nomination , does not give out any fig ures. ures.Dahlman claims the state by 8,000. Shallenborger claims the state by 1,500. Figures received by the Bee and tabulated for 732 precincts on the vote cast at the primary election on Tues day show the following totals on gov ernor : Aldrich , 10,612 ; Cady , 9,694 ; Dahl man 18,2'IS ' ; Slmllonberger , 14,112. Aldrlch runs well In the state aui ] cut down the big load that was given Cady In Douglas county. Ho will prob ably bo nominated , but the final fig ures will not show a widespread dlf feronce between the winner and the V loser. Dahlman Seems Safe. Dahlman went out of Douglas will n big lead , which he Increased In Lan coster , and the Shallenberger pre edicts have not been sufficiently mi morons to reduce Dahlman very much At the rate returns are showing Dahl man is safely ahead. Burkett Is running far ahead o Whedon and the others for the endorsement dorsoment for United States senate by the republicans , and Hltchcocl \ left Reed and Metcalfe far In the rea In the race on the democratic sldi for the same position. From David City last night Mr. Aid rich sent word that he had return : which convinced him he would havi 10,000 majority over Cady for the re publican nomination for governor Over the long distance telephone fron St. Paul , Mr. Cady said he was satis Iled with the way the figures wer coming in. He made no claims. Governor Shallenberger gave at Llr coin a statement that he had figure from enough precincts to overcom Dahlman's lead In the big counties and that he would be named for go\ oruor by nt least 1,500. Late last night Chairman Flyun o the Dahlman club said he had receive Information which assured the Oman mayor of the democratic nomination "Our Information from men we hav had reports from In various countle leads me to claim Dahlinan's nornlm tlon by 8.000. " said Mr. Flynn. , 'Flgures received and tabulate here are favorable to the mayor , eve In localities where we did not oxpec much , and at the present rate th mayor will have at least the majorlt I have named. " Chairman Flynn did not have hi figures In shape to give out , he sail but Insisted the mayor would come t Douglas county with between 2,5C and 3,000 votes. The Congressional Races. In the First district William Ha ward defeated Tobey for the nomln tlon for congress , even carrying T bey's home county , Lancaster. Co gressman B. A. McGulre had no o position for renomlnatlon on the dem cratlc ticket In the First. In the Se end the republicans nominate Judf A. L. Button and the democrats non nate C. 0. Lobeck. In the Third tl race between J. F. Boyd and L. i Brian for the republican nomlnatlt has apparently been determined favor of Boyd. Congressman Jam P. Latta was renomlnated without c position. In the Fourth , C. H. Sloa republican , was named without opr sltlon , while the democratic contest close between Bailey and Good. ( the democrat side Sutherland has lead over Harmon In the Fifth whe Congressman Norrls was renomlnat without opposition. In the Sixth cc tests are being fought on both sld and the returns from there are ve meager , but It Is Indicated that Cc gressman M. P. Klnkald will be i nominated by the republicans. Shallenberger Is nominated for g ( ernor on the populist ticket and coi run In that capacity. Boyd County Results. Butte , Neb. , Aug. 18. Special to T News : All but one precinct give Aldrlch , 23 ; Cady , 100 ; Dahlman , 1 Shallcnberger , 113. Congressman , re publican , Frank Beeman , 135 ; Klnkald. 237 ; democratic not obtainable to date. Senator Whedon , 88 ; Burkett , 195 ; Hltchcok , 157 ; Metcalfe , 57. Few Farmers Voted. Bassett. Neb. , Aug. 18. Special to The News : Rock county with live pre cincts missing gives : Lowe , 15 , Aid- rich , 51 ; Cady , 42 ; Dahlman , 6 ; Shal- lonhorger , 00 ; Klnknld , 95 ; Dean , 22 ; " " lor , 12 ; Beeman , 14 ; Shumway , ' Ross , 11 ; Hitchcock , 41 ; Adams , Birmingham , 5 ; Metcalfe , U ; ( A 3 ; Burkett , 68 , Not one out of t ti-mers went to the polls. o _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , Point , Nob. , Aug. 18. Special to r News ; Gaining county West Po uiMrst , Second , Third wards ; Wh fj. Flrst and Second wards ; Bis- mat jj 'lalno , Sherman and Cumlng proc .o give Aldrlch , 28 ; Low , 7 ; Cady , 41 ; Dahlman , 536 ; Shallenberg- er , 314. For congressman , Third dis trict. Uoyd ( rep. ) 36 ; Brian , ( rep. ) 30 ; Latta , dem. ) 412. For United States senaor.t Sorcnson , 11 ; Adams , 5 ; Birmingham , 2 ; Whedon , 14 ; Bur- kott , 46 ; Metcalfe , 76 ; Ueed , 121 ; Hitchcock , 321. A heavy storm , roads almost Impassable and n complete de moralization of the telephone system combined to make the returns very late In arriving at the county seat. TAFT WIRESJIIL HAYWARO The President Pleased Over Success of Popular Nebraskan. Lincoln , Aug. IS. The following message was received this morning from President Taft congratulating William Hayward , secretary of the na tional republican committee and a per sonal friend of the president , upon his nomination for congress In the First Nebraska district : "My heartiest congratulations on your triumph ; may your hunting trip be as successful. W. H. Taft. " Hayward left yesterday for two weeks' outing In Wisconsin. THE HENRY-COLE RAGE Eleventh District Democratic Sena torial Nomination Close. The race for the democratic nomina tion for state senator In the Eleventh district Madison , Pierce , Wayne and Stanton counties was close between Henry of Plninvlow and Cole of Wayne. Returns from three counties Wayne , Pierce and Madison gave Henry a lead of 26. At 10 o'clock Thursday morning Stanton county had ncTcOunt and It was Impossible to tell what might happen there. At Wayne it was figured Stanton would go for Cole and If It has gone for him It Is likely he's won. Here's the vote up to Stanton : Pierce Cole 160 , Henry 233 ; Madison Cole 215 , Henry 231 ( three precincts to hear from ) ; Wayne Cole 168 Hen ry 53. Returns In Stanton county at noon Thursday Indicated that Cole had a majority of 3. > or 40 in that county , thus nominating him over Henry. ASCOTT BOUND OVER. Held to District Court in Plearce Coun ty on Murder Charge. Pierce , Neb. , Aug. 18. Special tc The News : Ross Ascott was yester day bound over to the district court charged with murdering Harry Ropp the Yankee Robinson circus employe. For Wyoming Governor. Cheyenne , Wyo. , Aug. 18. Formei United States Senator Joseph M Carey , father of the Carey land act last night asserted , , with posltlvenesi that he intended to be a candidate foi governor of Wyoming regardless o the action of the approaching republi can state convention. Medals for Aviators. Paris , Aug. 18. The municipality o Paris Is arranging a dinner at whlcl the famous golden medal , City of Par Is , will be presented to Le Blanc am Aubrun , who finished first and secom respectively In the great aviation crosi country race completed yesterday Legagneux , who finished with them , al though prevented by accident fron completing the full course , also wll receive a medal. The Arnot-Johnson Wedding. Colorado Springs , Colo. , Aug. 18.- Charles Arnot , superintendent of tin schools of Schuyler , Neb. , and cand ! date before the democratic primarle for state superintendent of schools a that state , and Miss Mabel Johnson a Fremont. Neb. , were married hero las evening. GAYNOR HAS GOOD NIGHT. Wounded Executive Is Not Sufferln From Paralysis , as Reported. New York , Aug. 18. Mayor Gaync passed a good night and was coinfor able , the physicians said this man ing after they came from the sic room of the wounded executive. A r port had It that the bullet In th throat was causing paralysis , but th ! the attending physicians said was IK true. Neligh Races Postponed a Day. Nellgh. Neb. , Aug. 18. Special I The News : On account of the heav fall of rain Tuesday afternoon an Id evening , the races and ball gaim have been shoved ahead one day n events closing Saturday afternoo The league game between Tllden nr Nellgh at the Riverside park groum Tuesday was also postponed on a count of the rain. START WAR ON CANNON PRESIDENT TAFT BEGINS FIGHT ON SPEAKER. LONGWORTH IS THE SPOKESMAN Roosevelt's Son-ln-Law , Who Has Been Called Into All Taft Conferences Lately , Says Cannon Must Go. Longworth Off to Oyster Bay. Beverly , Aug. 18. Reflecting the views of the administration , It Is gen erally believed , Representative Nicholas las Longworth of Ohio today gave out a statement In which he says he will never support Speaker Cannon again and that he does not believe that Cannon ever can be re-elected. This Is regarded as the actual beginning of the real light on Mr. Cannon. It had been regarded as significant that Mr. Longworth had been called into all of the recent conferences of a political character held by Presi dent Taft. He was present yesterday afternoon when the president and vice president talked together. It was reported then that a statement adverse to Mr. Cannon was being prepared In quarters close to the administration and it was also Intimated that Mr. Sherman who , like Mr. Longworth , has always been a supporter of Mr. Cannon - non , had become reconciled to the fact that Mr. Cannon must go. There may be further significance In the fact that Representative Long- worth Is going to Oyster Bay Satur day to spend several days with his father-in-law , Colonel Roosevelt. GANNON GALLS TAFT COWARD Speaker Refuses to Answer President Till He Speaks for Himself. Danville , 111. , Aug. 18. Speaker Can non , when shown the dispatch from Beverly regarding the statement given out by Representative Longworth , said : "Mr. Cannon declines to answer any statement which Nicholas Longworth may or may not have made until he sees It. I do not answer any state ments which I believe to bo fakes that mischievous parties make. "It is time enough for me to an swer the president of the United States If he wants any statement touching on the republicanism of the speaker of the house of representa tives when he makes that statement under his own hand. I will not fight windmills filled by breezes blown from political or personal enemies or cowards. " ROOSEVELT TO FI6HT ON Will Scrap New York "Old Guard" for Tammany Chairmanship. Oyster Bay , Aug. 18. A conference was held at Sagamore Hill today be tween Theodore Roosevelt and a num ber of his close friends. William Loeb , jr. , collector of the port of New York , came from the cltj In an automobile. Lloyd C. Grlscom chairman of the New York republican county committee , came on an earl ) train , Congressman W. W. Cocks , rep resentatlve from Mr. Roosevelt's dls trict , also went to Sagamore Hill. Mr Grlscom said he could not discuss his visit. "After the meeting of the repub lican state committee on Tuesday yet said the fight in behalf of Mr. Roosevelt velt would be carried to the Saratogj convention. Does that still stand ? ' Mr. Grlscom was asked. "It does,1 he replied. Colonel Roosevelt refused to tall politics this morning. TAFT TO WRJTE LETTER The President Will Outline Republi can Campaign Doctrine. Beverly , Aug. 18. For nearly threi hours President Taft and Vice Presl dent Sherman talked over the defea of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt by tin i Now York state republican committee 'and ' the selection of Mr. Sherman eve | Mr. Roosevelt as temporary chalrmai of the Saratoga convention. Mr. Shei i man said he had no Intention of with drawing In favor of Mr. Roosevelt am he treated lightly the stories tha there might be a fight to repudlat the action of the state committee I the convention. The vice president also talked wit the president regarding the congres , ' slonal campaign. He wants the figli , to bo waged along the old lines. : | "A straight cut republican fight o I' ' the republican platform and the rei , ' ord of the party , Including the tariff , , | he put it. At Mr. Sherman's solicitation Pres dent Taft agreed to point the way 1 the campaign by writing a letter whlc Is to bo made a part of the campalg text-book of the republican commltte While the fight apparently is to b directed along the lines of the pas It can be said authoritatively that th I feature of the party reorganlzatlo . I plan , which calls for the retirement < I1 Speaker Cannon , will bo strictly ai i hered to , It Is even said that Vic - ' President Sherman , one of tl staunchest supporters the speak < over had , has become reconciled to the decision that Mr. Cannon must go. It Is said In quarters close to the administration that the attitude re cently taken by Mr. Cannon In public Interviews Is deplored and It Is made plain that there Is no thought on the part of many of his former supporters again to name Mr. Cannon. Representative Nicholas Longworth of Ohio , who has been called Into near ly all of the recent conferences at the president's home , was at the In terview with Mr. Sherman. Repreaen- tatlve Anthony of Knnasa , one of the two so-called "standpatters" In the Kansas delegation who succeeded In staving off defeat by the Insurgents In the recent primaries In that state , also saw the president. Mr. Anthony supported Speaker Cannon , but he , too , said that he deplored the stand Mr. Cannon Is taking. Mr. Anthony said that Speaker Cannon had almost been forgotten as an Issue In Kansas until he came Into the campaign and made himself one. President Taft will begin work at once on the letter which Is expected to bo the keynote of the congressional campaign. He will address the com munication to Representative William B. Mcklnley of Illlonls , chairman of the republican congressional committee. It has not been decided as yet whe ther the letter will bo given out In advance of Its apeparance In the text book. There Is every llkllhood that It will , however. Mr. Sherman urged the president to make the tariff a prominent Issue. ROOSEVELT MAY STAY OUT. He Has Not Decided Whether He'll Take Part in Campaign Oyster Bay , Aug. 18. Theodore Roosevelt may stay out of politics in New York state during the coming campaign as a result of the action of the republican sfute committee In re fusing to name him as temporary . chairman of the state convention. | The colonel laughed today as ho talked of the mooting and said that the result gave him ? enulne pleasure , i He explained Ills attl'ude ' by saying tl'at ho felt I hat M.e commltten re lieved him of all responsibility In con- ! nectlon with the conduct and result ' of the campaign. He added that he had not decided whether he would at- 1 tend the convention. He would talk things over with re presentative W.V. . Cox and other political leaders of his home district , be said , before deciding , and he was ! inclined to the belief that It would ie better to stay away and let the old guard" carry on" the fight by it- elf. CENSUS REPORT ON 3 CITIES MILWAUKEE HAS 373,057 , OR A GAIN OF 31 PERCENT. DAVENPORT , IOWA , HAS 43,02 Des Moines Now Has 86,368 , an In crease of 24,229 or 39 Percent Dav enport's Population Shows an In crease of 22.1 Percent. Washington , Aug. 18. The popula Ion of Milwaukee , Wis. , is 373,857 , ar ncrease of 88,542 , or 31 percent as compared with 285,315 In 1900. The population of Des Moines is 86,368 , an increase of 24,229 or 39 per cent as compared with 62,139 In 1900 The population of Davenport , la. , li 43,028 , an Increase of 7,774 or 22.1 per cent as compared with 35,254 in 1900 LEARNING HOW TO RACE. Spanish Yachtsmen Have No Hope o Getting the Taft Cup. Marblehead , Mass. , Aug. 18. "Wi are learning a lot about racing evei If we are not winning prizes , " said on of the Spanish yachtsmen as he bow ed his way down the clubhouse flea today and started off for the secom race with his American antagonists. Although the Spanish yachtsme were hopeful that their boats migh draw nearer the three America yachts before the races were eve and perhaps win n cup or two , eve the most sanguine of them wer forced to admit that their chances c winning the President Taft and th Governor Draper cups were ver slight It transpired that although th Chonta of the Spanish fleet led th other two boats in their chase afte the Americans yesterday , she wn badly handlcapepd through a leak 1 her fine keel. On the way over froi Spain the keel was slightly wrencl ed , but Captain Aranena looked It eve Sunday and thought that It was tlgh But In the big sea yesterday some e the seams opened up and the Choi ta's crew was pumping during moi of the arce. As the rules do not pe mlt yachts to be hauled out durln the series , the Chonta's mishap Is n thcr a serious one. The Harpoon Wins This Race. Marblehead , Aug. 18 The Harpoo owned by C. F. Adams , today won tl second race of the Spanish-America Sander boat series. The Coma wi second , the Beaver third , the Chont the first of the Spanish boats , was good fourth ; the Papoose , a poor flfi and the Mosquito II , was two nt three-quarters tulles astern. MOISSANT IS IN HARD LUCK CHICAGO AVIATOR'S GOOD FORTUNE - TUNE DESERTS IN ENGLAND. TWO ACCIDENTS TO AEROPLANE The Propeller and Frame Are So Bad ly Wrecked That Continuation of Flight Toward London Is Postponed a Day Narrow Escape from Death. Chatham , England , Aug. 18. John J. Molssant , the Chicago aviator who s attempting the fly from Paris to Condon , descended for the second time line near hero today , breaking the > ropoller and part of the frame of the nachlno In making the second landing. The broken parts must bo replaced rom Paris and a resumption of the light to London before tomorrow is mprobable. Neither Molssaut nor his ncchanician was Injured In the nccl- lent. Good Luck Deserts Him. The good fortune which accompa- iled Molssant In tne earlier stages of ils flight from Paris and in his record ) reaklng journey across the channel vlth n passenger , seems to have de serted him with his arrival on English shores. Motor defects In the aeroplane , vhlch yesterday had worked without a stop , forced him to make two suc cessive landings when about half way on the course between London and rilmanstone , where he ascended at :55 : this morning. Narrow Escape From Death. His first descent , a mile from Sit- tingborne , about thirty-five miles from London , was due to the displacement of a small pin In the mechanism , entail ing an Immediate descent. He nar- rowlly escaped in the landing , missIng - Ing the mouth of a deep chalk pit , a fall Into which would have meant loath for the aviator and his mechani cian. Repairs to the machine detain ed htm nearly three hours. He then made a second start , but tiad scarcely covered ten miles to ward his goal when a second accident brought him down at Ralnham , Kent. Another Accident to Machine. A rod connecting up the driving gear of the aeroplane was fractured , stopping the engine and forcing the Chicagoan to the ground. He landed In a Held , but only skillful handling of the aeroplane prevented Its plung ing Into a clump of trees. Molssant made an abrupt turn to escape the trees and the machine came down heavily , breaking and smashing the blade of the propeller , Moissant and his mechanician climbed out uninjured , but on looking over the damage were of the opinion that repairs could not be made on the spot and must wait for new parts for whlcli they Immediately telegraphed to Paris , THE SHOES WE WILL WEAR. Styles For Next Winter and Spring Are Ready. Chicago , Aug. 18. Sample lines of spring shoes which are ready for dis play by Chicago manufacturers show some novel effects in footwear foi men , women and children , as well as some changes In staple lines. Among the most striking of the new effects are velvet and romalne slU boots and pumps for women , suitable for evening service , the pumps being especially adapted for opera wear. In the men's shoes patent and othei leathers designed on the "corn cure' last for persons affected with corns and bunions are expected to meei with favor. For children there Is t new thing In a shoo with brass but tons , but the strap effect , sandal anc pump continue In favor. One new model has a snap button like n purse The patent leather sandal for misses and children Is coming into vogue. Buttons , it Is said , will be populai In the cities , but laces will still b < the favor In the country districts. Women's shoes for the spring sea son are to have a slightly high toi . ' effect with vamps a trltle longer thai 1 In the pas. . In men's shoes buttons are still pop ular , but laces are In the majority Tans will be worn to a conslderabl extent. NHlf WOHLO'S ' TROT RECORI ' The Harvester Clips Off Quarter Sec end from Mark. i Buffalo , N. Y. , Aug. 18. World's re < i ords were made at the Fort Erie trac J when The Harvester , driven by E .Geers , covered a mile In 2:02 : over ' . track said to be fully a second slow record time was made In the las heat of the 2:07 : trot , distance beln t waived by the other starters. Th lhalf was made in 1:01 : and the sturd son of Walnut Hal flashed under th wire with a champion's record. H had clipped a quarter of a second o the world's record of Cresceus mad nine years ago , established a no third heat record for stallions , mare or geldings , and also made a world record for a 5-year-old trotter. 3 LIGHTNING STRIKES OIL TANK ! $150,000 Worth of Oil in Oklahorr Fields , Goes up In Smoke. Tulsa , Okla , Aug. 18. Approxlumt CONDIIION OF THE WEATHER Temperature for Twenty-four Hours. Forecast for Nebraska. Maximum 68 Minimum 49 Average &S Nanometer 30.12 Chlengo , AUK. IS. The bulletin Is- Issued by the Chicago .station of the United States weuther bureau gives the forecast for Nebraska as follows : Generally fair tonight and Friday. ly $150,000 worth of oil and tanks In the Oklahoma Holds were destroyed by Jlre during a severe electrical storm late yesterday , according to advices received here this morning. A mile and a half northeast of Kelfcr a 55- 000-barrel steel tank of the Kansas- Oklahoma company was struck by lightning and burned. A short dis tance to the north two 160,000-bar- rel tanks went up In flames and still further north another 55,000-barrel tank was lost. In the same Held three 1,600-burrel wooden tanks were con sumed. TO BURY MONTT IN BERLIN. Funeral of Chilean President Will be Held In Germany. Hremoti , Aug. 18. The funeral of President Montt of Chile , who died here August 16 while on his way to Carlsbad for medical treatment , will be sent to Berlin tomorrow accom panied by a guard of honor. Madame Montt and her sister started for Ber lin today. Kerkow Resigns Office. Bonesteel , S. D. , Aug. 18. Special to The News : Frauko Kerkow has resigned his position as city auditor , giving as his reason that he cannot give the olllco the required attention in the future on account of business west of Bonesteel. MONEY IS MUCH EASIER Chances of Drain on East to Move the Crops , Are Remote. Washington , Aug. 18. Reports from the west and the middle west now seem to Indicate that * the probabilities of a drain on the eastern banks to pay for the crop movement which will be gin within the next few weeks , are responsibly remote. From the viewpoint of the treasury conditions which have arisen since the probabilities of a stringency were first recognized early in the year have contributed to the present situation , The liquidation in the stock market checking off loans by the banks of the middle west by increased rates of interest and a general clearing of the financial atmosphere have been large ly responsible. CALIFORNIA TO GO DEMOCRAT. Followers of Bell Have Hopes of Mak ing Him the Governor. San Francisco , Aug. 18. Complete returns still are lacking In the state primary vote , but every column of fig ures that comes In from the remote counties only adds to the insurgent victory all along the line. The plurality of Hiram W. Johnson Insurgent candidate for the republican nomination for governor , now Is estl ' mated at 30,000. Alden Anderson , reg ular republican , did not carry a single t county. Charles F. Curry carried San Francisco by 2,500 votes more than Johnson , but the southern returns wiped this out. | Julius Kahl , regular , will be opposed ( by Walter McArthur , a labor leader ol the Pacific coast , and it is expected Kahl will have a hard fight on his hands. While the advisory vote on Unltec States senator to succeed Senatoi Flint is by no means complete , Johr D. Works , Insurgent , has 5,000 votes more than Edwin Meserve. A. G Spalding , the San Diego sporting goods goods man , is running third , i The battle lines are now being plan ned for the election fight betweei Johnson and Theodore Bell , the dem ocratlc nominee. The democrats ex press confidence. It is now certain that William Kent reformer and insurgent of the deepes type , has outdistanced Duncan E. Me Ktnlay in the race for congress In tin Second district. The latest figure give Kent a lead of 1,122 votes. W. D. Stephens , Insurgent , hae woi over James McLachlln , regular , in th Seventh district substantial majorlt } according to latest returns from th southern part of the state. The sain returns gave Sylvester C. Smith , rcgi , lar , a lead over his opponent In th Eighth district. . It was thought tha Smith had been defeated. Hayjs , ir surgent , of the Fifth congressional di ; trlct has been renomluated. THE COLORADO REFORMS. Democrats Agree on Initiative and Ri ferendum Measure. Denver , Aug. 18. Nineteen demi crutlc senators , constituting a majorlt of the senate bound by a wrltte pledge to vote for measures dete mined upon by the majority of tli caucus , agreed upon the terms of tli Inltatlve and referendum bill to I placed before the senate. The bl provides that legislation may be In tiated by the people upon a petltlo signed by not less than 15 percent i the total vote cast for governor i the last election. This 15 percei must come from nt least wo-thlrds i the counties of the state , each counl being represented on the eptltlon 1 not less than 15 percent of the tot vote cast for goernor by that count The same percentage and the same r s-trlctlons figure In the referendum A BALLOON BORNS IN AIR SEARCHING PARTIES ARE HUNTING - ING FOR PASSENGERS. IS SEEN BLAZING HIGH IN SKY Woodcutters In Germany Returning from Work at Night See a Balloon Flaming In the Sky , at High AltU tude , Then Crash to Earth. Dessau , Germany , Aug. 18. Police , gendarmes and foresters are today conducting a search of the hills and forests In this vicinity for the reiimiiiH of ti balloon and Its probable passen gers , which was last night seen Iliua- Ing In thq sky Some woodcutters who were returnIng - Ing from their work near nightfall din- covered a burning balloon drifting over the wooded hills at a consider able altitude , finally falling rapidly. The woodcutters lost sight of the bal loon as It neared the earth , but Imme diately notified the authorities In Des sau , who sent out searching parties. Neafus Is Fined. Bonesteel , S. D. , Aug. 18. Special to The News : Gilbert Noafus , mana ger of the Farmers' Toolphono coin- pany , who disobeyed the orders of the police Justice , and went away , was an- prehendcd by Chief of Police A. J. Ault , about eight miles out of Bono- steel , near the town of St. Charles , and re-arrested and returned to court where a fine was Impsodo. MAN'S PHYSICAL EQUAL , TOO. Dressmakers Say That Women Are Increasing In Size. New York , Aug. 18 With the opening - ing of the clothes show this after noon nt the Madison Square Garden dressmakers , modistes and women's tailors will endeavor to show that women are growing In stature as the years roll by , and that in the near future their average physical proportions tions will equal those of man. 'j..c exhibition will present the now modes in everything that goes to make up the attire of men nd women , and the Increased sizes to ntiuitno ] | garments will bo a remardlrectlngfHT/j. There will be living morlratrlx fc % " . Bearing out the assi deliver v York women are grow conls g & & ° by year , one dressmar to" "L " § % . % , day that only ten yea' ' ? 2 ? > o wll- lowy creature with a lit or 36-inch ( bust measurement commanded the general attention of the modistes , whereas today the general measure ment is as to 40 , while a growing de mand runs up to 44 and 46 measure. Such n state of affairs , they say , Is absolutely modern. The head of ine suit department of a large store said yesterday : "Fat women need no longer lament that they cannot buy gowns with the fa cility that slim women can. We have so many demands from women whoso measurement runs into the forties that we have arranged to take care of. them all this fall. " THE MATINEE IDOL PASSES. Girls Are as Interested in Able Women Players. New York. Aug. 18. The matinee Idol Is practically a thing of the past So said Lionel Walsh , as he rested from the rehersal In "The Wife Tam er , " at the Maxlne Elliot theatre. "Everything. " he explained , "runs in cycles , and this Is not the matinee Idol period. It Is just a little too bad to have him gone , because certainly at one time there was a greater glam our about the stage than there IH today. "Why has ho gone ? Well , the rea son is complex one can't answer that In just a word. You see , the women used to make a veritable hero of the man on the stage. They have ceased to do that. You don't see girls buy ing the pictures of their favorite act ors now as you did , and If ho doesn't net well and can't iiold their Interest the girls won't go to see him. They'll go to another theater where seine able woman Is playing. "You can't fool the women today. They have heroine too critical A number of years ago. you know , the actor was not received by the public as ho is today. He was a thing apart , now he has , convinced the people that he is not a more puppet , but a real man. This change in the social po sition of the stage has done a great deal towards dominating the matinee idol business. "In many instances women who go to the play know the actors. They are friends or have mot them socially two or three times. Tney have ceased to have that tremendous curiosity that used to possess them about an actor's life. And that he leads a sane , more or less prosaic exlstanco also detracts from the fascination. [ "Very few actors today receive . what Is known In the profession as i the 'mash note. ' Girls used to write I to the actor , I believe , because they t , did not have much to think about and I the romantic side of their minds f worked over time. At present thor r young women of the country are a , protf > bus > lot and they don't find I tlmo for that sort of thing and , besides sides If the > did they know a great > deal too much about the stage and Its people to send such notes "