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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY , , NEWS = JOURNAL
NOKKOMC NHIJKASKA FHIDAY
BROOKINS FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO
MACHINE WAS SHORT OF FUEL
Aviator Brooklns Makes .in Attempt to
Fly Continuously 180 Miles from
Chicago to Illinois State Fnlr
Grounds Succeeds , Save ( or Fuel.
Chicago , Sopl. 2- ! ) Walter Brooklns
fulled In liln attLMiipl to inaku a con-
tliuimiB Illght of ISO miles from Wash
ington park , Chicago , to Springllold ,
111. , today , by descending at Glltnan ,
111. , seventy-live miles from his start
Tlio ( luat'iint In a measure had boon
provided for aa the aviator did not
carry a Biilllclont amount of fuel to
light the brlHk wind which blow tit1 j\ \ >
IIH ! path the Creator part of the .
Resumes the Journey.
Wilbur Wright , who was a passen
ger nu the Bimetal train following the
aviator , overtook his pupil and at Gilman -
man assisted In the preparations for
the resumption of the ( light. Ho pre
dicted that Brooklnn would reach
Sprlnglleld without making another de
scent and would break thus the record
for sustained ( lights across country.
Urookins descended easily in a Held
200 yards from the Illinois Central sta
tion at Oilman , where ho awaited the
arrival of Mr. Wright , who was carryIng -
Ing the necessary fuel. Urookins said
lit ) had enjoyed the trip , thai he was
not the least fatigued and that the hi-
piano was working smoothly. He an
ticipated no dllllculty In reaching
Sprlnglleld without a further descent.
Could Hear Shouts. %
The aeroplane had maintained an
average height of about 1,000 foot from
which Hie aviator i-ould plainly hear
the shouts of the people crowding the
Btroots of the towns over which ho
In all the towns along the route
business was entirely suspended as
the air machine passed above them.
Aviator Brooking expressed chagrin
at his failure to bring more oil for his
engine , saying that If he had provided
sulllclent fuel he could have continued
his ( light to Springfield without effort.
Chicago , Sept. 29. At 9:23 : o'clock
this morning Walter Urookins in the
Wright biplane "Jlitwk , ' . ' started for
Sprlnglleld , 111. , 1ST miles away , in an :
oft'ort to break the long distance sus
tained Might record of the country. A
hundred thousand persons cheered the
air mariner on his way.
Sails High to Avoid Currents.
Ills destination was the state fair
grounds at Sprlnglleld and his object
the winning of the Chicago Record-
Herald prize of $10,000. Urookins said'
lie intended to sail high to avoid the
treacherous air currents.
The aviator's successful exhibition
( lights here Tuesday and Wednesday
gave him conlldenco in his machine.
Away Like Homing Pigeon.
He left the ground without difficul
ty , circled to test his machine and
then shot away like a homing pigeon
to the southwest in the direction of
the state capital. His last words were
spoken to Wilbur Wright , Inventor of
the air craft.
"Goodbye , Mr. Wright ; I'll see you
In Springfield , " he said.
Train Starts In Pursuit.
Half an hour later the Record-Her
ald special train , crowded with Inter
ested spectators , started in pursuit of
Brooking passed over Kensington ,
thirteen miles from Chicago , at 9:30 :
and at 9:15 : sped over the suburb of
Harvey , nineteen miles distant.
Up 2,000 Feet , 50 Miles an Hour.
Ho was ( lying about 2,000 feet high
and at about the rate of fifty miles an
hour. The country roads and fields
were dotted everywhere with people
witnessing their first aeroplane flight.
The biplane passed over Pcotone ,
forty miles distant , at 10:22 : and over i
Mantono , live miles further on , at
10:31. : ,
It was averaging , unofficially , about
thirty-three miles an hour. I
Fifty Miles at 10:42. :
Tucker , fifty miles from Chicago ,
was passed at 10:42. :
AND fHER AVIATOR IS KILLED
German Aeroplanlst , Flochman , Dies
from His Injuries.
Huelhausen , Germany , Sept. 29.
Aviator Flochmun , who was injured
when his biplane collapsed at a height
of 150 feet yesterday , died today with
out having regained consciousness.
Rate Hearing Ends.
Chicago , Sept. 29. The railroads
concluded the presentation of evidence
in the rate hearing today and the in
terstate commerce commission ad
journed without date.
EXPECT REVOLT IN CHINA
Rebellion Like Boxer Insurgency
Wouldn't Surprise Observers.
Washington , Sept. 29. Advices have
been received from American officials
T In the orient that a critical situation
exists in China and an outbreak sim
ilar to the Boxer rebellion of several
years ago would not surprise close ob
servers of the recent trend of events.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Minimum ! ( !
Average til !
I Dai omoter 29.80
Chicago , Sept. 29. The bulletin Issued -
sued by the Chicago station of the
I United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Friday.
GOVERNMENT DISMISSES CASE
AGAINST OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR.
TIME LIMIT HAD RUN COURSE
Restrictions Laid Down by
< iit ° , ? Who Took Recent
Ci.w 'o'/fV/ ' ) * as Precedent , Evi
dence WairOut. , .
McAlcster , Okla. , Sept. 29. The
trial of Governor Charles N. Haskell
of Oklahoma In the Muskogee town lot
cases came to a sudden end today
when the government announced that
under the restrictions laid down by
the court It would be unable to make
out a case against Haskcll or any of
Governor Ilaskell and three other
defendants were charged in an indict
ment returned by a federal grand jury
with "conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment" In the disposal of town lot
sales nt Muskogee , Okla. It was
charged that by false registration of
the mimes of people scattered over the
country they secured title to about
The dismissal of all of the cases
today was attributed by the govern
ment attorneys to their inability to
confine their pioof to the period of
limitation as fixed by Federal Judge
John A. Marshall.
Statute of Limitations Fixed.
Judge Marshall ruled that under a
recent circuit couit of anpeals deci
sion rendered in the Longabaugh case ,
the prosecution would have to prove
conscious participation by Haskoll
with the other defendants during the
three years prior to the return of the
Indictment , which was in May , 1909.
S. It. Rush , special assistant to the
attorney general , said as the alleged
conspiracy had taken place in 10(12 (
much of the evidence secured by the
government related to acts committed
before the statute of limitation as fixed
by the court. The government there
fore asked that the case be nolle
Judge Marshall said the circuit
court of appeals decision nndcr which
he was bound to rule was in some
points at variance with his own views ,
but ho had no alternative.
RAID BROKERS' OFFICES.
Federal Government Gets After Firm
for Using Malls'to Defraud.
Washington , Sept. 29. Agents of
the department of justice at noon to
day raided the ofllces of B. F. Schef-
tels and company , New York City
stock brokers , and the branches of the
same firm in Boston , Providence , Phil
adelphia , Chicago , Milwaukee and De
The complaint against the firm Is
conspiracy to use the mails to defraud.
DISCOUNT RATE RAISED
Bank of England Increases Discount
Rate to 4 Percent.
London , Sept. 29. As had been an
ticipated , the Bank of England raised
its discount rate today to 4 percent ,
The advance was duo to the large
outflow of gold to Egypt and Turkey ,
the prospective Indian demand and
the fact that the weekly arrivals are
being steadily absorbed by the con-
The recent advance In the German
bank rate and its rise in the market
discounts hastened the decision.
CHARGE WITH WIFE MURDER.
Chicago Man Held for Poisoning Two
Wives for Their Insurance.
Chicago , Sept. 29. Karl A. Badslng ,
under suspicion of having poisoned
his wife , Mrs. Maybolle T. Badslng.
who died August 15 , was held to the
grand jury hero on a charge of mur
der by a coroner's jury. Mrs. Bad-
sing's body had been exhumed and a
chemical analysis of vital organs re
vealed arsenic In marked quantities ,
according to the physician's report.
The body of Badsing's first wife , who
died two years ago under somewhat
similar circumstances , has been ex
humed and Is being examined.
LiVe insurance agents testified at
the Inquest that Badslng applied for a
policy on his wife's life shortly before
lie drew. It. Ho was told ho would
have to bo insured in her favor before
she could bo insured In his favor. He
made application for n policy on his
own life and gave a note for one year's
payment , but deferred payment until
his wife's death , after which ho al
lowed the policy to lapse.
CHARLES F. MURPHY DOMINATES
MAY NOMINATE TAMMANY MAN
With 213 of the 450 Votes In th Con
vention In His Vest Pocket , Boss
Murphy Had a Lead Pipe Cinch on
Naming Own Ticket In New York.
Hochcster , N. V. , Sept. 29. With
2115 of Its 150 votes under his control ,
Charles F. Murphy of Tammany Hall
was In a position to dominate the
democratic state convention hero to
UponMr. _ Murphy's use of this pow
er that came to him through a coali
tion of delegates from New York ,
Queens and Erie counties depends the
composition of the ticket that will be
placed in the Held to oppose the can
didates nominated yesterday by the
republicans nt Saratoga.
Thus far no upstate combination has
developed strong enough to threaten
the sup'remacy of the leaders from the
two largo cities of the state. The
question was not ono of the Tammany
loader's power but of his disposition
to use it. The supporters of Edward
M. Shepard and the several upstate
candidates Indicate that the nomina
tion of their men depends upon Mr.
Murphy's word , though they hear In
the minds his reiterated declaration
that the delegates would name the
ticket. But few ventured to predict
how broad an Interpretation the Tam
many leader would give this promise.
May Name Tammany Man.
There were reports early In the day
even that New York leaders had made
up their minds that one of their own
organization would make as strong a
run as any of the outside candidates
and that -the confidence of a demo
cratic victory this fall was so stiong
they would conclude to nominate from
their own bailiwick.
Mr. Murphy was said to be weigh
ing Shopard's availability with increas
The Tammany leader was credited
with the opinion that it would be dllll-
cult to convince voters the Brooklyn
attorney was the choice of any repre
sentative forces of the state If the
democratic candidate this year was to
run with the supposed handicap of a
Tammany affiliation he might as well
be an out and out Tammany man. It
was a question in his mind , the report
went , just how closely the voters
would associate Shepard and Tam
To convince the New York leaders
there was a real demand for Mr.
Shepard above the Bionx his friends
were busy this morning obtaining sig
natures of representatives of upstate
delegates to a statement favoring his
Havens in the Race.
The last conference adjourned at 1
o'clock this morning with the question
of candidates unsettled. Its effort to
induce Congressman James S. Havens
to withdraw failed , the alternative of
a seat on the supreme bench , it was
said , having failed to prove sufficient
ly attractive to the Monroe county
Thomas Osborno of Auburn stead
fastly refused to desert Mr. Shepard
in whose favor alone he is willing to
accept second place.
Mr. Havens' friends declared that
much of the antl-Shepard talk coming
from the Tammany men was disin-
genous and for the purpose of creating
the impression that Shepard was not
Tammany's candidate. Havens' man
agers claimed something over 150
It still was anybody's race before
the convention met this afternoon.
For Sharp Primary Plank.
The task of turning out a platform
appears to bo giving Edwin M. Shepard
ard and his assistants trouble. The
democratic league and the progres
sive democracy have united In de
manding a direct primary plank broad
enough to attract those who are not' .
satisfied with the efforts of republi-1
can convention In this direction and
It is probable that the platform com- ,
mlttoo will carry out these recommen
dations. There Is a discussion about
which plank shall bo the main one.
Would Assail Roosevelt. I
Some declare that the tariff should
bo held up as the principal Issue , with
the high cost of living as a corallary.
Others favor direct nominations while
a third gro.ip wants the party to push
forward its denunciation of the "new '
nationalism" which will bo Interpreted
to mean mainly principles advocated
by Theodore Roosevelt. Along with
this will bo defense of the supreme
court from Colonel Roosevelt's recent
The convention was called to order
by Chairman nix of the state commit
tee. He named Alton B. Parker as
tempoinry chairman and Judge Par
ker addressed the convention , defining
the Issues of the coming campaign. |
Mr. Parker said : '
Parker's Keynote Speech. i
The democratic party stands con
fronted with the opportunity and the
duty to render patriotic public service
of the first magnitude. The fathers
bullded for us a government under the
control of the people Into the consti
tution they Incorporated those great
principles of liberty , the denial of
which had been the cause and the jus
tification of the revolution They so
divided the powers of government as
( Copyright , 1910. )
to guard against executive usurpation ;
put it beyond the power of any save
the people themselves to amend this
constitutional and sat down to enjoy
the blessings of a government on law ,
not of men.
This vas less than a century and a
quarter ago. Today there are political
prophets in other lands who predict
tor us a speedy coming of the dictator.
Thcie are in our beloved country ad
vocates of the policy to gradually take
from the people the homo rule powers
of the states and confer them upon
thu federal government. Others , still
more "progtosslvo , " would not await
the action of the people but would
seize coveted powers whenever the
passing whim or caprices of an ex
ecutive shall suggest it. Indeed , a
president of the I'nlted States lias
said in substance and effect , that If we
fail to Increase the federal power
through executive action , through leg
islative and through judicial construc
tion and Interpretation of law , wo
bhow our Impotence. On divers occa
sions he fitted the deed to the word ,
and subsequently rejoiced In the ap-
plaiiFo of the unthinking.
A Rap for Roosevelt.
Nor Is he alone in this advocacy.
Other champions there are of the doc-
tiine that the people of the states and
their officials are loss competent to
deal with business matters than the
executive branch of the federal gov
ernment , the courts' share therein be
ing particularly obnoxious. Accord
ing to this school , as large a share as
can be of the powers of congress and
the courts shall b/ / > taken from thorn ,
and ultimately lodged in the federal
executive. For , says their leader , in
his address to the Hamilton club ,
"This new nationalism regards the ex
ecutive powers as the steward of the
public welfare. " This means that the
legislative and the judicial depart
ments of government are no longer to
he co-ordinate departments of govern
ment , exercising their powers Inde
pendently , but are to be subordinate
to and controlled by the steward of all
power the executive.
How comes tins assault thus early
In our national life upon the "most
wonderful instrument ever struck off
at a given time by the brain and pur
pose of man ? " How Is It possible to
sain followers in such a cause ? The
answer Is , there Is a great unrest
among the people. And why this mi-
icst with the national wealth mount
ing higher and higher , with work for
everyone , and the people all enjoying
a greater measure of comfort than do
the people of any other country ?
Partly , because the cost of living is
mounting still more rapidly than in
come and wages. The salaried man ,
the wage earner , the people with small
Incomes , whether from Investments ,
farming or business , find it yearly
more difficult to make both ends meet ,
let alone putting aside a little money
to educate the children or provide for
the declining years.Vhlle the dream
of saving Is passing , the story of vast
Increases In the national wealth and
abnormal increase of Individual for
tunes Is being dally recited. The ma
jority having been politically taught
that government is responsible for
good times , many of them have come
now to wonder whether the machinery
of government is not at present geared
to enrich the few at the expense of
Says Truth Is Hidden.
As a rule our people are blessed
with too much sense and are far too
manly and generous to regret the good
loitune of others. So , too. are they
too right-minded and just to counten
ance the employment of government
to accumulate wealth for a few at the
cost of all. it is the growing belief ,
however , that this happened , that has
led many of them to swallow the nos
trums and apply the plasters of num
berless political quacks. Through all
the mazes of deceitful teaching and
ridiculous panaceas , Intended by the
party in power to hide the greatest
political wrong of the century , the
people have been groping towards the
light and the truth.
The great bulk of the larger for
tunes have boon wrung from the
people through the aid of direct legis
lation aided by non-enforcement of
law. That Is , through the tariff and
the combinations to prevent competi
tion and in restraint of trade , created
for the purpose of securing from the
pubHc every dollar which the tariff
statute mndo possible ,
"Tho first tariff net was In 1789 , and
the average duties were 8' percent.
Now the average is 50 percent.
In 1842 the average was 32 percent.
By the Walker act of 1840 , they were
reduced to an average of about 25 per
cent. This worked so well that In
1S57 the average was further reduced
to 20 percent. It probably would never
have boon Increased but for the war ,
for the census of 1SGO disclosed a
higher percentage of increase of cap
ital invested in manufacturing' was
greater than during any similar period
of our history.
The tariff beneficiaries , however ,
availed themselves of the exigencies
of the civil war to secure two In
creases ; the first to an average of 37Vi
percent , the second to an average of
47 percent. And now , forty-six years
later , the average is 50 percent.
The lopublioan party Is responsible
for this increase from the average of
20 percent as it stood in 1SG2 to 50
1 percent as It stands today , and for the
! thousands of millions of dollars that
through if have been taken from the
people to create the swollen fortunes
that President Roosevelt denounced
FO vigorously. Strange , is it not , that
he did not then suggest that the way
to prevent their creation in the future
was to reduce1 the tariff which made
Says It Wasn't Downward.
The republican plat'form of 1908
seemed to recognize this injustice.
True it did not In terms promise a
j ' revision of the tariff downwards. But
its promise of a revision of the tariff
! by a special session of congress to ho
called immediately after the inaugura
tion of the next president was intcnd-
, od to hold the tariff reduction repub-
I licans in line , while the trick in the
phraseology was to be made clear to
the tariff beneficiaries. But the de
ceit was so promptly discovered and
denounced that It became necessary
to disown the fraud. President Taft
as the leader , while admitting that the
tariff could be revised up as well as
down , stated unequivocally that this j
promise meant that the average of '
duties should be lowered. And his !
construction of this Intentionally ambiguous
biguous phrase was accepted by his
party press and the platform speakers ,
generally. The effect was undoubted
ly to hold in line a vast army of re
publicans who , while proud of the '
early history of their party , and cher
ishing for It a great affection , were '
yet thoroughly persuaded of the great
wrong to the nation wrought by the
Well , congress did convene in spe
cial session as promised , and did re
vise the tariff ; but not downwards as
promised. In vain did President Taft
plead with the senate to keep the par
ty faith and to save him as the head
of the party as well as of the govern
ment from the humiliation of having
his own party repudiate his personal
assurance as to the meaning of the
plank aye , more , his pledge to the
people as to what should be done un
der It. made In his capacity as chosen
The republican national machine ,
however , would have none of It. They
btood faithfully by the trusts , the cor
porations and the Individuals who
wore tariff beneficiaries , and against
KING HAS NARROW ESCAPE.
| Milan , Sept. 29. King Victor Emi -
i n tiniiel and his cousin , the Count of
Turin , had a narrow escape from a
serious accident yesterday while in
specting the aeroplanes at the aero
drome here. The aviator , Simon ,
tailed to observe that the king and the
count were walking directly In front
of him and started his machine. It
swept toward thorn at full speed.
There wore loud cries from the army
of spectators and a warning call to
lie down. The sovereign and the
count threw themselves to the ground
and the machine just cleared them.
73 WOUNDED IN STRIKE RIOTS.
Berlin. Sept. 29. It was olllcially re
ported today that seventy-three persons -
sons wore wounded severely in the
i conflicts between the coal strikers and
the police In the Moahul district last
I Today quiet prevails. As usual near
ly all of the hundreds who \\ero ar-
l rested were released later on their
own recognizance. Twelve alleged
ringleaders wore held.
OLD GUARD ENTIRELY ROUTED
BY COLONEL ROOSEVELT.
STIMSON NAMED FOR GOVERNOR
The Saratoga Convention Adjourns
After Roosevelt Has Dominated It
All Along the Line He Dictated
Platform and Named the Ticket.
Saratoga , N. Y. , Sept. 29. The re
publican state convention adjourned
after nominating a ticket dictated by
Theodore ItooscvcH and his so-called
progioosivc adherents and adopting a
platform with a direct nominations
plank drawn , by the progressives The
old guard met defeat utterly.
Henry L. Stlmson was nominated for
governor. He drew public attention
as the prosecutor of the sugar trust.
Representative- . S. Bennett made
a hard fight , and received only 213
votes as against GS4 for Mr. Stlmson.
Colonel Roosevelt denied the existence -
once of any alliance with W. R.
Hearst , or his having Influenced the
ticket. Timothy L. Woodruff's retire
ment as chairman of the state commit
tee is predicted. The nomination of
I Mr. Stiiuson was one more victory for
I Colonel Roosevelt who personally led
i the fight for the nomination of his can
didate , completing the unbroken ser-
ies of triumphs from the moment the
convention was called to order Tuesday -
day afternoon until Its final adjourn-
"The remainder of the ticket follows :
For lieutenant governor , Edward
' Schoeneck ; for secretary of state ,
Samuel S. Keenig , ronominated ; for
'state comptroller. James Thompson ;
for state treasurer , Thomas F. Fen-
neil ; for state engineer , Frank M. Wil
liams , renomlnated ; for attorney gen-
. Edward R. O'Malley , renomlnat
ed ; for associate judge of the court of
appeals , Irving G. Vann. renomlnated.
The vote for governor stood as fol
lows : Henry L. Stlmson , G84 ; Wll-
' am S. Bonnet of New York , 242 ;
Thomas B. Dunn of Rochester , 3S ;
James B. McEwan of Albany , 28 ; scat
tering , 23.
The slate as made up in the morn
ing by Colonel Roosevelt , Senator Root
UK ! their advisors , went through with
out a hitch. With the exception of
! ! < > nominations for governor and
comptroller there wore no contests. .
Roosevelt to Stump. . '
It Is understood that Colonel Roosevelt
velt will stump the state for the tick
et. I'e Is reported lo have said that
At the close of the convention
James S. Wadsworth. Jr. , speaker of ,
the assembly , announced his with
drawn ! from the legislature duo to his
personal views as to the length of
time during which a member of the
assembly should bo a candidate for |
speaker and If successful hold that
Important and dlfllcult olllco. Ho has
been speaker live years. I
Mr. Wadsworth would not say that' '
his retirement was due to the victory '
of the progressives. I
TEETOTALLER LONDON MAYOR
Sir Thomas Strong , Temperance Advocate -
, cate , Heads British City.
, London , Sept. 29. Sir Thomas
Strong today was elected lord ninyor
of London without opposition. Sir
Thomas Is a temperance advocate and
enjoys the distinction of being the first
teetotaller chosen as chief magistrate
of the metropolis. Ho was bon In
ls.17 and in TUMI married Mill , the
eldest daughter of the late James
Hartnoll The major will figure
prominently In the entert ilnments and
with the coronation of King George.
MAYOR JIM TELLS HOW HE "GOT
HIS MAN" IN TEXAS.
CAME NORTH AS "JIM MURRAY"
Nebraska Democratic Gubernatorial
Candidate Frankly Tells How Ho
Shot n Man Years Ago for Desert
ing His Sister.
Lincoln , Sept. 29. Jaiuos C. Dnhl-
man "got his man" In Texas thirty-
two years ago and came to Nebraska *
under the name of "Jim Murray. "
In I SSI , wishing to marry and hear
ing that ho had not klllod his victim
after all , he resumed the name of
Because such rumors were afloat
and because they would probably bo
printed before the campaign Is over.
Mayor Dahlnmn was asked to give an
authoratlvo account of his early llfo
before ho became known In the polit
ical world. He readily agreed to this
and told his story In a frank and un
hesitating manner. Following Is hla
Mayor Dahlman's Story.
My father settled In DoWItt county ,
Texas , In 1845 , and there I was born
and raised , with a rope In ono hand ,
spurs on my heels , and a six-shooter
on my hip. It was a wild country
as early as I can remember and was
hut little better when I left thoro.
There were seven children in our fam
ily , of whom I was the fourth. Dur
ing the war and afterwards DoWItt
county came to bo the rendezvous nt
about the toughest gang that could bo
found In the United States. Feuds
wore common and unrelenting In char
acter between such groups as the Ilar-
dlns , the Taylors , the Suttons , and the
Clommons factions. I think I am safe
In saying that more men died violent
deaths In DoWItt county than In any
other territory of equal sl/o In the
country at any time In the history of
Texas. I have soon as many as seven
men killed in ono light between these
This was the atmosphere In which
I grow up , and , naturally , as I boeamo
a young man about the only right I
know was that of the pistol and n
quirk hand. The law was but poorly
enforced and men lived by the right
if might. I got to bo pretty tough.
I admit it. 1 went around a good deal
of the time with a chip on my shoul
der hoping some one would knock It
off. The country was full of maverick
cattle and no one was a bettor hand
than I with the rrpo chaslnq ; down ,
these strays and putting the brand
ing iron on them. Everybody did It.
1 was training with a bad crowd , as
bad as there was in the country ,
liarum-hcnrum , dovil-may-care fel
lows , you know. I can see now that
it was only a question of time when
I would get Into trouble. So 1 fame
o Nebraska to sot away from It.
Why'He Left Texas.
The immediate cause of my leaving
Tjaxas was this : An old sister mar
ried a man named Charley Bioe , a ,
shiftless sort of fellow , nothing moro
or loss than an outlaw. They lived
together for two years and .some tlmo
after their child was born he deserted -
sorted her for no apparent reason
ban that ho" was tired of married life ,
and his Innate cussedness. I was a
fiery , quick-tempered boy less than
20 years of age. There was sea rely
any law in the country and none that
was likely to reach a cuss like that. I
sent him word that I would shoot him
the first time I saw him. Things wont
on in this condition for some time and
firee and.I I did not mont. Then one
day , purely by accident , wo met in .1
town where neither was known. No
sooner did wo face each other than wo
both pulled and shot. I got him ; ho
missed me. Wo shot but once each.
My shot hit him above the eye and ho
dropped like load. I thought ho was
done for and wasted no time In get
ting away. I rode through Into Ar
kansas and stayed there In secret.
Well , I staved in Arkansas for t.lx
months. Finally my money ran low
find , dead broke , I wrote lo a friend
in Texas for a loan , meanwhile roing
to work for a butcher. This Tns <
fiiend did not cend me the money. It
happened that nn old-time acquaint
ance was coming to Nebraska and my
friend told him to stop off and uot
mo. He did so and wo eamo by rail
to Omaha and thence VCM on * 'm '
Union Pucir < \ He had s'3"1 * when lie
dropped off In Arl.-nn ns and dlvld ul
even with inc. I afterward paid him
back with Interest. It I * nut true that
I followed tl'f trnll fioi.i Toxn1to
Ncbrat ku. Thin was In 1S7S , and I
was 22 years of age.
His Arrival In Nebraska.
I guess I was a hard-looking cus
tomer. I wore the high heeled boots
of the cowboy , with pants tw'"fd ' In
nt the top of them. I affected al-o
a mustache and a little French Roateo.
My luggage was carried In a pair of
leather saddlebags. I would ivo $ r > 00
today if I could get one of those sad
dlebags. I had never foen snow tur
Ice until I saw thorn In Nebraska.
Will , we went west on the Union Pa-
liiic to Sidney and from there over
land north. I remember the stage
was HO heavily laden that wo had to
take turns walking. Wo were not
dressed to trapse through snow six
Inches deep in the midst of a bliz
zard , and finally I got so mad that I
tumbled the whole crowd out at the
point of a gun , got in , and threat
ened to shoot the first man who men
tioned walk again. Wo rode.
Battle Creek ,
Bon Scblecht and John Slpp were
hero Tuesday from Boomer on a land
di-al vvitb J V. Wilght.
lohn ( ' Werner trailed his farm ,
rear town for Relnhold Relmer's farm ,
Known as the Mason place , near
Plorco and expects to move there next