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TilK NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1910.
ANOTHER MURDER MYSTERY.
Cincinnati Woman's Dody Found , Her
Hend Crushed , Throat Cut.
Cincinnati. Oct. 20. Wlmt promlHCH
( o bo otto of Hie most Honsutlonul ami
mysterious murders committed In thlH
Hty Iti recent yours WIIH dlHcovorod
liiHt night when the nnitllutcd body of
Mrs. Mary llaeknoy WIIH foiind In her
lionio In u rutnoto purl of thin city.
The young woman's throat had licon
cut from car to car , her skull crush
ed and hur body HliiHliod In various
The police late lant night culled on
Hnrloy W. Hueknoy , the husband of
the murdered woman , and ChurloH R.
Elcort. a hoardur In the Huoknoy
homo , and quizzed thorn at the bond-
qiiurturH hut both inon declared they
were not In the vicinity when the
crime WIIH committed and wore at a
IOHII to throw any light upon It. Tim
llacknoys wore- married In Louisville ,
Ky. , about four years IIKO mid remov
ed to thin city , where ho was employ
ed on a lumber planer. A third HUH-
poet was arroHted later when Herman
Sehworlng , n colored boy who had
boon seen around the Hackney homo
wan taken Into custody.
The hiiHband , Eleort and the negro
boy were all locked up on HUHplclon.
Kaiser In Belgium.
Brussels , Oct. 20. Emperor William
of Gormuny la now the guest of Kins
Albert of Belgium. The emperor ar
rived bore yesterday afternoon and
was met at the railway station by the
king and queen. He was accompanied
by a largo Biiite and was cheered ns
ho passed through the strcots , lined
with ten thotiHand troops. On arrival
at the royal palace there WUH a recep
tion to the diplomatic corps , followed
by a dinner In honor of the royal
guest. The toasts wore of an extreme
ly cordial nature , King Albert praising
the emperor's noble acts towards the
maintenance of peace of the world and
the emperor's extolling Belgium's ac
tivities in commerce , industries and
arts. A busy program has been ar
ranged for Kinporor William's stay ,
which probably will extend to Thurs
Cause of Mine Disaster.
Denver , Oct. 20.- The Starkvillo
mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company , an explosion in which on
October 8 , cost the lives of fifty-six
men , "was at all times insufficiently
sprinkled , " according to the report of
1311 Al. Gross , deputy state labor com
missioner , made public yesterday. "A
small body of gas coming in contact
with Humes and creating a sufficient
compression to explode the dust , " the
report says , "caused the explosion. "
ELEAPHANT KILLED A TRAINER.
A New York Animal Became Enraged
at a New Keeper.
New York , Oct. : JC . "Queen , " a
trick elephant , became enraged today
at Robert Shields , a iiew keeper , and
crushed him to death. The animal was
perfectly tractable to her regulai
trainer a few moments after the killIng -
Ing and allowed herself to be shackled
in her winter quarters without mak
ing further trouble.
OLD CASE AGAIN.
McNamara Troubles to be Aired
Dakota City , Nob. , Oct. 20. Another
chapter of one of the most widely dis
cussed divorce cases In this territory
will bo opened Thursday nt Dakoti
City when the famous McNamnrn-Mc-
Allistor divorce case will come up foi
a rehearing before Judge A. A. Wolcli
of Wayne. The case has been in court
for a number of years and has been
hard fought on both aides.
Mrs. Mary 1C. McXnmara , the plalii'
tiff , bi ought action lor divorce on the
grounds of cruel and inhuman treat
ment. At the time of filing her poll
tlon she also asked for temporary all
mony which the court granted. W. C
MeNnmnra refused to pay the alimony
and when the case came up for trial
the court ruled that owing to the non
payment of the alimony , the defend
ant would not bo permitted to make i
McNnmnra appealed this decision t <
the supreme court of Nebraska am
that body has banded down a decision
holding that the rule was unconstltu
tional nml ordering the rehearing o
Omaha Trade Boosters.
The Omaha trade booster specia
train Including llirpo coaches and bag
gage car passed through the city earlj
Tuesday morning. The train lef
Omaha' 9 o'clock Monday night nm
made the Scrlbnor branch Tuosduj
and spent Tuesday night In the Nor
folk railroad yards.
The train went northeast Wednes
day , returning to Hoskins at night am
then back to Omaha.
T. R. IN MICHIGAN POLITICS.
Sends Telegram Endorsing Republlcar
Candidates There ,
Detroit. Mich. , Oct. 20. Theodon
Hoosevelt's influence was thrown lute
the political campaign in Michigan to
day through the publication by tilt
state commltteo of a telegram fron
the former president to former Governor
nor Curtis Guild. Jr. , of Massachusetts
who made several addresses In Mlchl
gun last week.
Colonel Roosevelt's telegram says h <
understands that in Michigan the pro
gressives won a clear-cut victory ant
ho endorses the candidacy of Charles
S. Osborn for governor and Charles
K. Townsend for United States sonn
tor. Mr. Osborn Is characterized litho
the telegram ns a progressive and n
singularly able and honest man and
Mr. Townsend as having done excel
lent work for railroad rate legislation
when ho became Joint author with Mr
Ksch of the first railroad rate bill 1
while Colonel Roosevelt was In the 3
"Mr. Osborn , " says the telegram , "Is
a man like Stlmson of Now York , who
will clean house from cellar to garret
driving every wrongdoer from office. "
Colonel Roosevelt expressed regret
that ho Is unable to take part in the
Michigan campaign for the benefit of
the republican ticket.
AMERICAN SCHOONER WRECKED
Captain and Four Men Picked Up by
London , Oct. 2(5. ( The captain and
four men from the Ajnorlcun schooner
Florence Loluud. from Now Orleans
October 9 for Liverpool , wore picked
up by the British steamer Commodore
oft Old Head of Klnsal today. The
.eland was wrecked during the recent
storms. She was owned by A. O.
.Jross and hailed from Door Island ,
Maine. She was a three-master of 2114
ons not and was built at Cumdon ,
Maine , In 1882.
Several Dead at Barbecue.
Mexico City , Oct. 20. A number of
icrsons are dead and twenty-eight are
seriously 111 us a result of ptomaine
lolsonlng following n barbecue par-
Iclputed In by members of the colony
rolucii , state of Mexico. A telegram
eceived hero by the American hospl-
: ul at a late hour made an urgent re-
inost that nurses bo sent to Toluca as
soon as possible.
MORTENSEN FOR OFFICE.
Petition Filed to Place Name on Bal
lot for Railway Vacancy.
Lincoln , Oct. 20. A petition signed
by 1,000 voters was filed with the sec
retary of state requesting that the
name of Peter Mortonsen bo placed
upon the ballot as u candidate for
state railway commissioner. Mr. Mor-
tenscn has consented to make the
Opinions differ as to the legality of
electing a state railway , commissioner
to succeed W. II. Cowglll , deceased.
Some attorneys hold that It Is the duty
of the governor to appoint , the ap
pointment to run until the election , a
year from this time. Others contend
that the appointment could only run
until the first of January and the va
cancy be filled by election.
HAD A GOOD HUNT.
Members of Rod and Gun Club Write ,
Poetry Between Shoots.
Guests of Iho Wood Lake Rod and
Gun club , whose members are com .
posed largely of Norfolk sportsmen , '
returned from the camp near Wood
Lake , where they attended the annual [
hunting nnd fishing trip , which com .
menced on October 15 nnd ended Oc .
tober 23. Ono of the best times of the ,
history of the club was enjoyed nnd ,
although the large number of humors j
made Ihe hunting extraordinarily
good , the guests of the club declare
there was plenty to shoot nt and plen .
ty of fish to catch. Among the of
ficers of the club are Ed. C. Engle , sec
retary and transportation committee ; ;
W. R. Jones , commissary department
and "frogs" ; 11. M. Culbertson and C ,
L. Chaffoe , night entertainment
Meals at the camp were served A Ln
Carte "Flee Bow" by Richard Wash'
ington of Norfolk.
Among the visitors at the camp at
this trip were Dr. It. C. Simmons oj
Norfolk ; Frank Neal , Dallas ; Nea
Provost and eon of Nollgh.
All members of the club wore pros ]
cut. Among these members , including
Messrs. Engle , Chaffee and Jones , arc
some very good enterlniners , who litho
the annual Invitations had poems ol
their own composition printed. Messrs '
Engle and Jones feature in those at
When the sun Is risin' yeller
An' the birds Is wnkln' up ,
Fillin' nil the world with singln' ,
Flllin1 full joy's brimmin' cup-
Then I sort 'er get exclled
With my hlck'ry pole an1 , bob
An' I tickle in my denims
When I sec the bobber bob.
If you strike a thorn or Rose ,
Keep a-goln1 !
If It hails or if It snows ,
Keep u-goln' !
Tuln't no use to sit and whine
When the fish ain't on your line ;
Bait your hook un' keep on tryin'
Keep u-goln' !
Wo would like lo have you with us
On our trip to Dewey lake.
But remember that straighls am
Are very hard lo make.
The bunch uro nil good follows ,
You will find thorn all true blue ,
And even the lilllo fellow
Will take out u stuck or two.
So bo sure nnd Join our pnrty
And put on yonr high top shoes
And wo will see Hint when you retun
You'll not bo troubled with tin
An Esperanto Enthusiast.
Although City Physician Dr. .1. II
Maikny has not ns yet started hli
Esperanto class , news of his announce *
incut was received by J. T. Gnrtlam
of Nlobruru , Neb. , who recently wrot <
a postal card to the doctor in the pro )
posed International languuge. The letter :
tor shows a sample of the language t (
the readers of The News as follows :
"Esllmnta Snmlcnndo : Ml sens et
la Norfolk News kl vl ostas orgonl |
/onto esperanto klubon en Norfolk
Mi dczirns vl grnndegon sukcnson kn ,
espcens ke nntan longa vl estos Instru
antn In nova llngoo al In tutu logan
turo do via bola urbo.
"Kim altn respecto ,
"J. T. Gartland , Najbraro , Neb
Colome Girl is Missing.
Colome Times : Marlon , the 15-year
old daughter of Mrs. F. M. Whlttocar
who conducts the laundry on east Ne
braska street , disappeared from hoi
homo Wednesday evening and thougl
the authorities , following the issuance
of a warrant for Fred Wirth , have
been seeking both the girl and young
fellow , they have not us yet found
According to Mrs. Whlttccnr , Marl
on had loft the house about 9 o'clock
to empty u bucket of garbage. When
she hud been 'gone long enough that
her ubHoneo became noticeable , the
mother went to look for her but fail
ed to find hor. Genuinely nlurmcd ,
u search was instituted but with no
result. She was not dressed for sud
den departure and this lends color to
the mother's belief that the girl was
trapped and forced to go or In Home
It appears that young Wirth , who
has been In the company of the girl
frequently , had told certain parties
hero of Ills intention to take the girl
to Norfolk ( Thursday ) , whore , ho
said , they would bo married , and from
that plnco go on to Verdlgro , Neb. ,
his mother's home. Hut it Is known
thut the two hud u fulling out recently
and Wlrth's friendship was apparently
1 not desired by Miss Whlttccar. To
this fact and the ono stated , that she
was not dressed for travel , Mrs. Whit-
tecur ascribes her belief that the girl
was seized in the dark und taken
uway against her will.
I Complaint was illed before Justice
of the Peace S. G. Bltikkolb and a
warrant placed in the bunds of Dep-
j uty Sheriff Louis Sullivan , who 1m-
J mediately started the hunt for Wirth
nml the girl In an endeavor to over
take them before they reached the
1 Nebraska line.
| While purchasing a railway ticket
at the Northwestern depot nt Norfolk
Junction yesterday morning , a mem
ber of the Remlin orchestra of Hum
phrey was robbed of his suitcase ,
which was ransucked of Its contents
and later was found near the railway
yards. A pair of gloves and a silk
I muffler were recovered by Abe Levine -
vine , pawnbroker , to whom u man
' sold the stolen nrtlcles for 25 cents.
Among the stolen property were some
i valuable Imported razors belonging to
other members of the orchestra and
many sheets of music.
Suitcase is Stolen.
The musician after returning from
the ticket Indow to get his suitcase ,
which he loft standing in the waiting
room , found it hud disappeared. lie
notified the authorities and asked Mr.
Levine to watch for the stolen prop
erty which ho believed the thieves
would endeavor to sell at the pawn
Not long afterward a man wearing
u D. R. T. button and attired like a
railroad employe entered Mr. Levino's
store on Norfolk avenue and declared -
ed ho was In need of money and want-
cd to sell a silk muffler and a pair
of gloves. Not dealing In clothing Mr.
Levine declined to buy them , but the
request that bo take them for 25
cents was tempting und ho purchns-
ed the articles.
The musician identified the purchase -
. chase as articles stolen from his
suitcase at the Junction. Later the
t authorities found the suitcase cut ,
damaged and rifled of its contents.
! ISLANDS SWEPT BY WAVE.
Belated Appeal for Aid for Storm Vic <
'tims Reaches Tampa , Fla.
Tampa , Fla. . Oct. 20.A belated ap
peal for aid was received here toduj
from the vicinity of Puiitu Rassu on
the gulf coast , reporting thut the "ten
'r thousand island section" hud been
' swept by a tidal wave during the re
2 cent West Indian storm and that nil
1 residents who hud escaped were in
destitute circumstances. Small &ct
tlements were wiped out of existanct
8 and the residents only saved themselves
solves by climbing the trees.
I U. W. Storer , a leading merchant ol
Everglades , brings news of the ruin
Ing of crops , the wrecking of all bus !
ness houses and the total desolntior
of that section.
i C. G. McEneky ot Chokoloskeo re
ports the drowning of many womer
and children of that section , the raer
' seeking safety in trees. Heroic wort
was done by some of the men In sav
Ing those who could not help them
II. W. Martin of Bokeollu reports th <
washing ashore of seventeen bodies
supposed to bo those of sailors wh (
perished during the storm.
The choonor Eureka nrlved here
from the devastated district brlnglnf
n petition from Chokoloskee , nskliif
, the local board of trade for assistance
The petition was signed by Uiirty-sb
I A cargo of provisions will bo sen
out from Tnmpu today.
CAN FIGHT THE LOCUSTS
Destruction of 17-Year Pests Taken uf
i by Audubon Societies.
Now York , Oct. 20. To warn fnrm
ors and orchardlsts agnlnst the resur
reel Ion of the 17-year locusts or per
, iodlcul cicada thnt will occur In cer
tuin areas of this country next spring
I. a call for preserving the wild birds
s thai destroy this pest Is being Issuec
- from the headquarters of Iho Natlonn
il Association of Audubon Societies ii
o Ibis cily. Two glnnl broods of Iho In
sects are scheduled by sclentisls foi
within the next six vnonths. Only tine
o birds will avail to avert serious los
I ses in the coming season , it is de
TOYS WITH JACK JOHNSON.
T - I
Barney Oldfleld Runs Away From Pug
Hist in Auto Race.
New York , Oct. 20. The ambition o
Jack Johnson , champion heavywolgh
pugilist , to annex other honors as i
racing automobile driver received i
blight hero yesterday afternoon at UK
hands of Barney Oldflold. Johnsoi
showed to poor advantage In his nov
role nnd Oldfleld In ono hent of thol
fivo-mllo race at Sheepshead Da ;
. toyed with the big fighter. Only twc
a heats were needed to settle the quos
tlon of superiority.
In the first heat Oldfleld ran away
from Johnson. Ho was quicker to getaway
away and Johnson's car never showed
ahead. At the finish Oldfleld led by
about a quarter of a mile. Ills time
for the live miles was 4 minutes 41
seconds. The time of the second heat ,
5 minutes 14 % seconds , or ! 10 % seconds - '
ends slower than the first , tells the
story of the hent.
ROOSEVELT AFTER 'EM. '
He Livens up New York State Cam
paign Defends Rooseveltism.
Syracuse , N. Y. , Oct. 20. The cam
paign grew llvller as Theodore Roosevelt -
volt traveled about central New York
state. Hundreds stood In the rain to
hear his outdoor speeches and every
building In which ho spoke was Jnm-
mod. The colonel dwelt particularly
'on ' Rooseveltism us tin Issue. Ho 'old
the people that some business men of
the Htuto were nfruld of It. Ho said
thut any fear of him or of llonry L.
Stlmson , republican cundlduto for gov
ernor , was baseless and that the alarm
hud been raised by Wall street.
Colonel Roosevelt also replied to
John A. Dlx , democratic candidate for
governor , who said that the colonel
hud misrepresented him by saying
that he had been connected with the
Wull street combine. The colonel did
not make the apology which Mr. Dlx
demanded. Ho Insisted that Mr. Dlx
had not shown that ho was not con
nected with the trust which the supreme
premo court declared Illegal.
FIIGHT AT BRUNSWICK.
Kid Larson Puts Battling Tony Down
for the Count.
Brunswick , Nob. , Oct. 20. Kid Lar
son defeated Buttling Tony after five
rounds of fast boxing hero. The bout
was scheduled for ten rounds. Larson
showed superiority from the tap of
the gong , and he paved the way for
the knockout In the third when he
caught Tony flush on the nose with a
straight left. Charles Hanson was the
third man in the ring. Lnrson was
seconded by his brother Carl Larson ,
who is boxing champion of Grand Is
land college. McKay seconded Tony.
Got Poison by Mistake.
Dallas , S. D. , Oct. 20. Special to
The News : Mrs. Edward Snndoz ,
wife of the prominent jeweler of this 1
city , was taken suddenly ill in the 1
night , got up and took a drink from
what she thought was a bottle of whis
key but which in reality was carbolic
acid. Medlcul aid was summoned Im
mediately und everything possible 1
done , but her jaws were set und it was
impossible to save her.
It was purely accidental. She was 1
a highly respected lady und prominent
In both social and church circles. The
funeral was held yesterday afternoon '
und she was buried this noon at Ver-
digre , Nob.
Land Fraud On Rosebud.
Aberdeen , S. D. , Oct. 20. A United
Stales commissioner is now laking ev
idence on the Rosebud reservation in
South Dakota , in cases which promise
to develop some startling testimony
regarding conditions on the reserva
tion. The proceedings are In the na
ture of a civil suit started by the government
ernment , for hearing in federal circuit
court , In which it is claimed various '
aged and decrepit Indians of the reser
vation have been defrauded of their
land through misrepresentations of
the defendants in the several suits , by
. which the Met'ciidnnts secured for u
song very valuable lands which are
now in the hands of third parties.
Four separate complaints are entered
tered , each one charging that aged and
Infirm Indians , mentally and physical
ly incompetent , have been deprived of
land ranging from half a section to a
full seclion , by a coterie of shrewd
and unprincipled men , Ihe total land
secured from the Indians in tills fash
ion aggregating several thousand
acres , and aggregating In value many
thousands of dollars.
District Attorney Accuses.
The complaints are signed by Ed
ward E. Wugnor , Uniled Stutes dis'
trict attorney for South Dakota. One \
complaint is the United Stutes uguinst
E. J. DuBell , William H. Lynn and the
Royal Union Mutual Life Insurance
a company , and alleges that an Indian
woman , known as "B'g ' Old Woman , '
0 was assigned by the Indian depart
ment a quarter section of land in
Meyer county , S. D. , under the terme
of the law dividing the Sioux resorva- -
x lion Into separate reservations , and
that on Juno 1 , 190S , Edward B. Kelley
ley , then ugenl on the Rosebud resor
vnlion , sent lo Ihe Indian bureau an
alleged uppl.'Ution purporting to be
signed by Big Old Woman , asking that *
Iho land In question bo set aside foi
her use in fee simple , Kelley in a coin
munication accompanying the petition
recommending that the patent be is
sued representing to the commissionei
of Indian affairs tlmt Big Old Woman
was woll-to-do and competent to man *
nge her own uffulrs nnd lake care ol
A Sharp Transaction.
Accordingly the patent wus Issued
on September S , lilOS , und the com
plaint alleges Hint on September 22
1908 , DuBoll presented for record In
the register of deeds olllco In Tripi
county , S. D. , what purported to be
warranty deed , in which Big Old Wo
man transferred the lund to E. J. Du
Bell for the sum of $1,500 , the deed
purporting to huvo been made out be
fore W. C. Courtis , n notary public litho
the employ of DuBoll. The complaint
states thai Iho land , Instead of beltu
worth $1.500 , Is worth $1,800 , but thai
no sum was paid to the Indian wo
man ; that she never knew of tlu
transaction , nnd was mentally n wreck
n i totally uneducated , and entirely un
v ; able to comprehend tno nature of tlu
r transaction , If ono had been made ,
y After DuBell had secured posses >
o slon of the property under the fraud
i. ulent transfer , ho IB alleged to have
transferred It to W. II. Lynn , who In
turn mortgaged the property to the
Royal Mutual Life Insurance company.
Lynn and the Insurance company are
made parties to the suit , the latter to
prevent It from foreclosing on the
mortgage It holds. The estate of Big
Old Woman Is valued at $4,800 and
the suit Is for Iho purpose of compellIng -
Ing the defendants either to return the
\ quarter section of land to the rightful
owner , or to pay over Iho $4,800.
Four oilier similar cases are also
nuclei' Investigation and many more
are expected to follow.
Another Boy Thief Caught.
Another Norfolk hey thief.
Harry Cornell , aged 14 , Is the
youthful criminal this lime. Ho stole
a gold watch from the pocket of S.
] , M. Bradcn , general superintendent of
, , the Northwestern railroad , and u
| ' purse containing $22 from the pocket
of C. 13. Uurnhiun , president of the
Norfolk National bunk. The Iwo men
were playing golf at the Country club
und had left their coats and vests
bunging In the club house. The watch
and money were lefl in the clothes.
j Young Cornell entered the club
grounds from the east , when nobody
was looking. Ho rilled Iho pockets ,
got the watch and money and re
treated toward the homo of his father ,
Fred Cornell , 015 South Fifth stieot.
I Before lie reached homo he wus over
taken by Messrs. Bradeii and Burn-
\ hum , accompanied by Chief of Police
Mnrquardt. lie was searched , the
money und watch found in his pockets ,
und the hey wus jailed after ho had
returned to the Country club und lo
cated the pocketbook which ho had
tossed Into Iho weeds.
Brother a Thief , Too.
Hurry Corfell's younger brother ,
Leo Cornell , wus recently nrrested for
stealing a bicycle from a son of Theo
dore Sprecher , local munugcr of the
Nebraska Telephone company.
When asked what he Intended to do
with the money , Hurry Cornell said
yesterday thut ho Intended to buy a
bicycle with it. Ho admitted that he
hud stolen Hie watch und money und
, It wus by mere chance that the
young thief was caught at all. When
the golfers returned to the club house
they found that their pockets hud been
rilled. There wasn't a person around
the grounds from whom the slightest
clew could be hud. The men drove to
town and mot FritZntz who , with u
crowd of other youths , hud been at
the grounds. And Fritz Xntz recalled
having mot Harry Cornell coming
away from the club grounds. The fact
that Cornell's young brother had re
cently been in police court for the
bicycle theft , induced the searchers to
start for his father's house. Enrouto
they picked up Chief of Police Mar-
Money and Watch Recovered.
' They overtook young Cornell before
ho reached home. The police chief
ran his hand Into Cornell's pocket and
dug out the watch. From another
tiouser's pocket cuine the $22. The
hey said he had thrown away the
Ho hud walked down First street
upon leaving the club house , in order
to avoid being soon about the grounds.
The value of the property stolen
makes the crime ono of grand larceny.
The hey Is too young for the pcnitcn-
tiury bat probably will land In the reform -
, form school.
, The cheft bus started u movement
at the Country club to employ only
licensed caddies whose honesty is
Known , us young Cornell and his bro
ther , too , had been employed as cad
dies upon occasion.
The boy's father is u carpenter.
County Attorney Nichols will be
here Tuesday to prosecute the case.
Omaha Must Buy Plant.
St. Paul , Oct. 25. Judge W. II. San-
born , in the United States circuit court ;
case today filed a decree ordering Hie
city of Omaha , Neb. , to pay the Omaha L
Water company what it demands for
; the company's plant. This award is j
said to bo about $500,000 more than ,
the city Is willing to pay. The decree
is the outcome of a long fight. Arguments -
ments wore heard by the court yestor-
3 The award of the United States i
* court in the Omaha water case is the
final chapter in litigation extending ;
" over several years. The cily of Omaha
1 opened the case to secure Iho water r
3 plant under the terms of the franchise )
" granted the water company many
' years ago. The award of the jolnl L
* committee which fixed the price to bo >
" paid by the city was unsatisfactory to )
1 the lallor and a suit to secure a reduc-
3 tion was started , the water company
securing the verdict.
To Hear "Bath Tub" Case.
Washington , Oct. 25. The department -
ment of justice will begin taking tosll-
r mony In Iho government's suit against ;
1 the so-culled "bulb tub trusl" In Pills-
burg on October 31 before Lindsay C.
I Spencer , n Baltlmoro attorney who has i
been appointed a special muster to
hour the proceedings.
Guarding French President.
Paris , Ocl. 25. President Fullorlos
and the members of the cabinet uro i
being guarded constantly ns the result
of the appearance of anarchistic cir
culars condemning the ministers to >
death because of the conviction In the
courts of the militant members among
Iho railway strikers.
NEW FAST WRIGHT RACER.
Orvllle Wright Makes Better Speed
Than Ever Before.
Belmont Park. Oct. 25. Alfred Le
ninite , captain of the French aviullon
learn , received Instructions from Paris
today to withdraw from , or compete In
the Gordon-Bennett race for the In-
ternatlonal trophy as his judgment
dictated , Ho Is still undecided but
a adheres to his belief that the course
Is dangerously obstructed by houses
The now Wright nicer wns uncrated
lust night and assembled today. With
Orvllle Wright In tno pilot's seat It
wns up this morning for only the second
end time since It was built.
The now racer whizzed around the
Held three times In what wus obvious
ly faster time than any other Wright
machine had yet exhibited. Unofficial
ly timers clocked the llrsl round In a
live-mile wind al a speed of t > 2 mlles
Count DeLoHslps In his pasHongor-
currylng lllcrlot took up four women
passengers In succosHlvo ( lights the
Misses Grace , Ethel and Dorthu Me-
Konzlo of Toronto und Mrs. William
SUSPEND LIVE STOCK RATES.
Interstate Commission Holds up Ad
vances , Pending Investigation.
Washington , Oct. 2(1. ( An order was
Issued by the Intorstuto eomiii'MTo
commission today suspending the tar
iffs on staves , bondings and Limber
recently Illed with the commlHsInn by
the Truns-Contlnentul Freight bureau s
agents. The rales proposed In the
tariffs suspended are considerable ad-
vunces over the present rules from
all eastern points of origin to destina
tions west as far as Pacific coast ter
minals. The tariffs were to have become -
como effective on November 15 , 11)10. )
They are suspended until March 15 ,
I'.lll. ' Meantime the commission will
conduct an Inquiry Into the reasonable
ness of the proposed advances and an-
noiinco Its decision.
The defendants In the proceedings
include all of the Important interstate
carriers in the United States over
000 In number.
Announcement was also made by
the commission of un Issuance of an
order suspending the proposed ad
vance In rates on cement filed hv the
Atchlson , Topeku and Santa Fe , the
Missouri , Kansas and Texas , the Mis
souri Pacific , the Southwestern lines ;
the St. Louis and Sun Francisco and
the Union Pacillc. The tariffs were
to have become effective November 10 ,
1910. They are suspended until March
1 , 1911.
An Investigation Into the reason
ableness of the proposed advances will
be made by the commission prior to
the expiration of the suspension or-
I dor. The 170 roads participating in
' these tariffs uro made defendants in
' the proceedings , no dnte for a hearing
I on which 1ms yet been fixed.
| Proposed advances In live stock
1 rules between Missouri river transfers -
' fors and Mississippi river transfers
j and Chicago were suspended today by
the commission pending an investiga
tion of their reasonableness. The tar-
| ills were to have become effective on
November 1 , and are suspended until
December 1 , 1910. Meantime on the
29th instant at Kansas City , Mo. , the
commission will Institute a hearing re
specting the reasonableness of the
Grecian Assembly Dissolved.
Athens , Oct. 20. A decree was pub
lished dissolving the national assem
bly and fixing November 2S as the date
for the elections for the new revision
! Madison , Neb. , Oct. 20. Special to
The News : Arthur J. Pence and Miss
Elizabeth V. Glllespio were innrrlod
here today , Rev. II. McCloimghnn olll-
elating. The young couple will reside
at Falls City , Neb. , where the groom
is in charge of a hardware store. The
bride is the daughter of O. H. Gilles-
pie , a member of the Madison city
council and a merchant.
Stuart Advocate : That James Dahl-
man now bus no show of being elected
governor Is conceded by a large mini-
her of democrats , among whom are
some of his best friends. It is cstl-
mated that Aldrich will carry Holt
county by severa ) hundred majority.
O. F. Blglln of O'Neill , one of the
most prominent democrats ot Holt
county , In discussing Dahlman said , "I
feel that It would be a step backward
to elect Duhlmnn as governor and that
j wo would thereby advertise ourselves
to outsiders as u stulo of degen-
crates. " A large number of others
feel Ihe same way about it.
llartinglon News : Fred Hufsmilh
lost his automobile by lire Sunday
evening. While out driving with his
wife and child and Mrs. C. F. Macken-
brock and her son there was a loud
explosion , probably a buck-tire into tlio
carburetor. Fire dropped from the
carburetor Into Ihe pan under Ihe car ,
Ihonco communicating itself to the
gasoline tank nml to the whole cur in
nn Instant. The passengers escaped
from the car and in a remarkably brief
time the whole machine wns u muss
of burned and twisted iron and steel.
'The ' loss is about $1200 , partly cov-
erod by insurance.
Would Prefer to Be Hanged.
East St. Louis , Oct. 20. Chief of
Police Purdy last night announced
that Leigh Rhodus , self confessed
slayer of Dr. W. F. MIchnells of EnL -
L glowood , near Chicago , will not bo
turned over to the Chicago author- !
Ho mndo his refusal positive nnd
guvo ns u reason Iho eight robbery
cases pending ugninst Iho "cnndy ban
I "Wo caught the man In East St.
Louis , " sold Chief of Police Purdy to
the Associated Press , "and wo propose
thut ho shall answer to the charges
wo have preferred and to which ho
has confessed before Iho Chicago
courls or anyone else can have him.
This Is final. "
The cases ngnlnst Rhodus hero are :
Four for robbing drug stores , ono for
holding up a grocery and thrco for
holding up saloons. In addition there 1
are a half dozen similar cases pending
in St. Louis.
Rhodus was much disappointed
when Informed that ho would not betaken
taken to Chicago to answer olmrgoH
In connection with the death of Dr.
Mlchuells. Ho roltoruted Ills state
ment that ho would prefer to bo hang
ed to serving Indefinite periods In
penitentiaries. Mrs. HhodiiH , appar-
ntly has deserted her husband , for
the lime being at least. She refused
to call on him at the jail.
Rhodus related with some amuse
ment to the Chicago detectives how
lie made u Chicago druggist kneel and
open his safe.
" 1 robbed him Just becuiiso U look
ed HO easy , " said RhodiiH , "and that
wan what kept mo In the robber
game. It wus so much easier than
anything I could do. "
RhodiiH * custodians say ho does not
smoke cigarettes or UHO any drugs and
that ho shown no sign of craving for
drink. They are Inclined to accept
his statement that ho chose u life of
crime through more moral Indlffor-
ence and because It wus the euHlost
Omuhn , Oct. 2(5. ( Lolgh Rhodtis1 par
ents lived In Omaha seven years , leav
ing here In IS'.lll. ' His mother and
father were divorced nn > l Ills mother
married a prominent Insurance man ,
who moved to St. Louis to ueeopt a po-
sitlon with his company there. Young
llhodus' mother WIIH Nebraska commis
sioner to the world's Columbian expo-
slllon. Young Rhodus WIIH a lad of 12
years when ho wont lo St. Louis.
Was a Plot Against France.
Purls , Oct. 20. On the reassembling
of the chamber of deputies after the
government had been attacked by the
socialists , Premier Brlund created
something of u sensation by declaring
that ho had proof , through confessloiiH
of the leaders of the recent railroad
strike , that there wus a deliberate plot
to ruin Franco by violence , anarchy
and civil war.
During his address Iho premier said
Hie cabinet was studying a plnn to
prevent n repetition of such strikes ,
while at the sumo time guarding Ihe
legitimate rights of wage earners.
The socialist members of the cham
ber of deputies made a violent demon
stration against M. Lo Pine , prefect of
Paris , and the head of the police was
forced to withdraw.
Train Crew Under Arrest.
Conductor 13. J. Lal'forty and
Brakemen C. W. Woosley und C. W.
Reynolds of the Columbus Norfolk
Union Pacillc freight crow , were
taken from their train and arrested
yesterday afternoon just as they wore
about to take their train to Madison.
The charge against the crew wns made
by two Norfolk councilmen who de V
clared they held the street crossing
closed for over twenty minutes , delay
ing the work of paving and other truf
fle. The train crow were brought be
fore Justice C. F. Eiseloy where they
were released on the request of their
attorney , 13. P. Wcathorby , und Union
Pacillc Agent C. W. Landers who de
sired they get their train out on time.
They will have to answer for the
There had been several complaints
against tills crow recently and yostor-
lay afternoon Councilmen lllakcinan
and Winter , with timepieces in their
hands , timed Iho switching of the
train. At one time It had slopped nil
traffic over the street for over twenty
minutes and the city officials Imme
diately made their report to Mayor
Friday who ordered the arrest of the
entire train crew.
It was only recently that nn ordi
nance was drawn up by the city at
torney prohibiting the switching or
humping cars , or hindering of truffle
across Norfolk uvcniio by engines or
truins. The switching was to bo done
in the oust portion of the yards , and
this met with the approval of the rail
road officials who , in a mooting with
Norfolk business men and the city
council , declared the train crow violat
ing this ordinance should bo urrested.
A very pretty wedding occurred at
the homo of I. T. Cook on North First
street Tuesday at 4:1)0 : ) p. in. The con
tracting parties were John W. Cook
and Miss Ethel Selfort. Rev. J. W.
Kirkpalrlck , pastor of Iho Methodist
church , olllclated. About twenty-five
Invited guests witnessed Iho ceremony.
The Cook homo wns beautifully decorated -
rated for the occasion , und a splendid
wedding dinner was served at 6
Mr. and Mrs. Cook loft on the
Wednesday morning train for u week's
visit with Mrs. Cook's people In Wash
ington county , Kan.
Miss Sophia Nothuway played the
wedding march , Mr. Cook wns attend
ed by his brothers , Fred und Elmer.
The brldo wns attended by Misses
Emily nnd Louise Sclmlz. The brldo
IB an accompllshol musician and for
the past six months has been conductIng -
Ing a music department In the Jewel
ry store of her nephew , O. W. Wurtz ,
on Norfolk avenue. Mr. Cook Is en
gaged In the teaming business with
his father , I. T. Cook.
Allen on Speaking Tour.
Madison. Nob. , Oct. 27. Special to
The News : Former Senator William
V. Allen of this city departed for
Omaha to address tonight the National
Conductors' association , on "Euslern
Railways In Ihe West , " ho having re
sided west of the Mississippi for the
lust flfly-four years. The senator said
thai when he came wesl Iho Burling-
Ion nnd Missouri wns built to Mount
Pleasant , la. ; the Rock Island from \
Dubuque to Iowa Clly ; the Dubuqua
& Sioux City , now the Illinois Central ,
to Diresvlllo , about twenty-live miles
out from Dubuque ; the Gregor Western -
orn wns Just being projected. It Is
now the Milwaukee. The Illinois Cen
tral , Northwestern , Milwaukee nnd nil
other systems of diagonal roads were
unknown and not talked of.