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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
'NORFOLK , " NEBRASKA , 1010.
GOES TO STATE PENITf
FOR BALANCE OF Lit
FOR MURDER OF SISTER LC
SOLITARY CONFINEMENT EA
ANNIVERSARY OF CRIME. " ,
THE PRISONER IS SPEECHLESS'
Flege Stands Mute , Refusing to Make
Any Statement In Court Will be
Taken to Penitentiary Next Monday
to Begin Sentence.
Ponca , Neb. , Dee. 15
Special to The News : Wil
liam Flego , sentenced lost
night to life Imprisonment In
the penitentiary at haul la
bor for nun dot Ing his sister
Louise , near Wayne , will betaken
taken to Lincoln to bogln
solving his sentence next
Ponca , Neb , Dec. 15 William
Flcgo was last night sentenced to life
imprisonment in the state penitentiary
for the murder of his sister Louise
Judge Graves In Imposing his sen
tence asked Flego if ho had anything
to say and the defendant stood mute ,
refusing to make any statement to the
Solitude Each Anniversary.
The judge ordered that on each an
niversary of the date of the crime ,
June 30 , Flego should bo given solitary
The formality of the defendant's at
torneys In asking for n new tilal was
gene through with and denied.
Though tl a papers have not yet
been filed , k is the understanding that
the murder case will bo appealed to
the supreme court. In Imposing sentence -
tenco Judge Graves made no comment
on the evidence.
A NEBRASKAN'S ' SUICIDE
. . Well-to-Do Resident
W. H. McCowan , - -
of Curtis , Ends Life.
Curtis , Neb. , Doc. 15. Within view
of several of his neighbors and only
two blocks from his own home , W
II McCowan , a well-to-do resident of
this city shot nnd killed himself , dy
ing befoio thobo who saw the deed
could reach him.
A widow , four sons and a daughter
survive the dead man , all of whom ,
with the exception of one son , w'hb
lives In Michigan , are residents of this
McCowan was a prominent member
of the Grand Army nnd the Masons.
ITALY Fi00(1 ( LESS SFRIOUS
Railway Traffic Along the Rlverla Is
Rome , Dec. 15. The weather was
Improved today and the flood sltua
tlon appeared less serious.
In the district of the river Tibet
much damage has been caused tc
crops and there has been a heavy IOSE
Genoa , Italy , Dec. 15. Railway traf
flc along the Rlveria Is still Interrupt
ed by Iho floods. The poslal service
has been entrusted'to torpedo boats
Turin. Italy , Dec. 15. Following t
hall and snow storm the weather mod
crated today. The river Po Is falllnf
at the rale of two Inches hourly.
60ULD 6IRL TO WED A TITLE
Engagement of Vivien Gould to Lore
Decles is Announced.
London , Dec. 15. The marriage en
pavement is announced of Lord De
cles and Miss Vivien Gould , seconi
daughter of George J. Gould of New
John Graham Hope Horsley Beres
ford , flflh Baron Decles , succeeded l (
the title n short time ago through th <
death of his brother. He was ban
December 5 , I860. Ho Is a lieulennn
colonbl of Ihe Seventh hussars and i
member of the Distinguished Servlci
order. He has fought in many cam
paigns , serving against the Mad Mul
lah In Sonmllland and Matabelo wa
and Iho Boor war. He Is a polo playe
and a cricketer and Is keenly Interest
ed in hunting and racing.
MORE CHOLERA IN ROME
Three New Cases and Two Nev
Deaths Since Yesterday Morning.
Rome , Dec. 15. There have beoi
new cases of cholera and two death
since yesterday morning.
El Perkins Very III.
New York , Dec. 15. Melvlllo D <
Lancy Landon , better known ns "El
Perkins , " the humorist , Is critical ! ;
Ill with locomotor ataxln at his horn
In Yonkers. Ho is 71 years old am
has been In failing health for severa
EH Perkins lectured In Norfoll
twenty years ago last month.
CONUIIIUN OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
A vci ago 113
Chicago. Doc. 15. The bulletin Is-
piled by the Chicago station of the
United Status weather bureau gives
the forccnBt for Nobinska ns follows :
Pair tonight and 1'ilday , moderate
\ TALK OF WAR
$11,500,000 GIFT ADDS STIMULUS
TO A MEETING.
TO BEGIN WORLD-WIDE CAMPAIGN
Proceedings of the Meeting of the
American Society for Judicial Set
tlement of International Disputes ,
Will Go Into Every Language.
Washington , Dec. 15. Stimulated
by Andrew Carnegie's gift of $11,500-
000 for the abolition of war between
nations and by the knowledge that the
fund will be used hugely lor objects
akin to Its own , the Ameiican Society
for Judicial Settlement of In)01 ) nation-
ul Disputes will open a throe-day in
ternational confei ence tonight. The
society's aim is the establishment of a
permanent tribunal of nibltsnl justice.
Such n court was advocated by Secre
tary of State Knox In a note to the
powers nnd was adopted at the last
Hague conference , plans for realla-
tlon of the tribunal being left open.
Mr. Carnegie will bo the principal
speaker this evening , his subject be
ing , "Tho Moral Issue In War. "
Arrangements have been made for
the translation of the proceedings of
the meetings into every language and
the complete publication theieof , as
i well as the dissemination of the lit-
I orature to the four corners of the
I Secretary of State Knox , who was
| to have presided , and President Taft ,
who also was to have attended to
night , will not be present because of
a conflict of appointments , but both
will attend other sessions.
AN OHIO GIRL MURDERtD
School Teacher Undej Arrest and a
Doctor , Too , Is "Sent For.
Columbus , O. , Dec. 15. Lev ! Cord-
lay , aged 24 , who works on the farm
of Samuel Dyer , is held at police head-
quarteis for investigation following
the finding of the body of Miss Flor
ence Bner , aged 19 , daughter of Farm
er Fred Baer near Grove City. The
girl's body was found under a tree In
Dakota avenue , this city , and buggy
tracks showed that the body had been
brought there. Cordray denies having
seen the girl for two weeks.
A school teacher is held at police
headquarters and it is believed he has
confessed. Detectives have been sent
out , supposedly to arrest a well known
ROBS A BANK
SINGLE HANDED HIGHWAYMAN
IN KANSAS GETS $2,500 IN
Sallna , Kan. , Dec. 15. A lone ban
dit today held up the Stale Bank at
Paradise , Kan. , and secured $2,500.
Ho forced Ihe cashier lo unlock the
safe and then securely tied the cash
ier and four other men with a clothes
line before he left.
WHITNEY FOR SOUTH POLE.
He Announces That He'll Start Next
Year if Possible.
Now Haven , Conn. , Dec. 15. Defin
ite nssuianco thai Harry Whitney ol
this cily Intends lo slnrl next year ll
possible in search of the south pole is
contained in a telegram sent by Mr
Whitney from New Orleans lo the
Pursuing the Rebels.
Mexico City , Dec. 15. A special to
El Heraldo Mexicn'no from Chihua
hua says Iho main body of revolution
ists who retreated toward Cludad
Guerrero after Sunday's balllo had
been attacked at that place and that
the conflict was still in progress. II
is known , the dispatch said , that for
three hours after Sunday's rout ol
rebels , the federal forces pursued
them , caplnring many prisoners. Gen
eral Navarro then gathered his de
tachments together and after a short
rest took Iho road for Cludad Guer
rero dclermined lo press his advan
lago before Iho rebels had lime lo con
conlralo and enlrench Ihemselves
The fight was said to have begun Tues
day night but to have ceased when
darkness came. Yesterday the attack
was renewed , General Navarro hav
ing posled his artillery In a favorable
position lo lake the rebels' strong
hold. The revolutionists were estl
mated lo bo about 900 strong and were
said to bo making a stubborn resist
Two Injured are expected to die.
CHICAGO GARMENT WORKERS'
WAR AGAIN IS VIOLENT.
POLICEMAN FATALLY WOUNDED
Striking Workmen Attack Non-union
Tailors Being Escorted to Their
Places In Shop of 0 , Kuppenhelmcr
& Co. Others Badly Hurt.
Chicago , Dec. 15 In a clash bo-
ween striking garment woikers and
mlleo today one workman was shot
lead , another fatally wounded and
sovcial combatants on both sides so-
lously Injured Non-union tailors cm-
> loyed by 11. Kupponhelmer and com-
mii > were being escorted to a shop
ind had been assailed by the strikers.
Charles Wornecke , of the policemen
njurcd , may die.
A striker , shot thiough the lungs by
one of tlm police gum ds of the non-
mlon workots , Is lopoited dying at St.
lli/aboth's hospital. He Is Mtuk Lin-
Policeman Albeit Wingo was beaten
so sovcioly ho was unable to icturn to
he police station for duty.
Tinee other policemen weie so se
verely beaten they had to be given
The alfray was declaied by the in
jured policemen to 1m o been unpro
Assault Policemen Savagely.
When the policemen diew their
weapons the stilkcrs lied. Many of
the strikers wore armed with home
nado "billies" composed of n chunk
of lead at the end of a shoit thong ,
nnd with these they assaulled the po
A marked Increased In the bitter
ness in which the strikeis engaged in
riots has been seen since the peace
Dead Man a Giant.
The man who was killed was of Im
mense stature nnd weighed more than
200 pounds. He had felled Policeman
Weinike when he was shot and killed.
Later ho was Identified as P. Nogar-
eckls , a former employer of B. Kup-
Garment Strike Goes On.
Chicago , Dec. 13. Hopes of an im
mediate settlement of the garment
workois' strike \anished and both par
ties to the labor war say they uxe for-
ther apart than ever. The passing of
I.cace prospects came when a substi
tute committee of the strikers' joint
conference sent a communication to
Major Dusse refusing the offer of set
tlement submitted by Hart , Schaffner
and Marx. The settlement plan just
rejected was the result of a confei-
ence between the city council commit
tee and the gaiment manufacturers.
It received the endoisement of the
Chicago Federation of Labor , but the
stilkeis as a whole refused to ballot
on it , on the ground that It affected
only the employes of one concern nnd
that the agreement failed to Include a
"closed shop" feature.
SOUTH DAKOTA BANK CLOSED
First State Bank of Onelda In Hands
of the State Examiner.
Pierre , S. D. , Dec. 15. The First
Stale bank of Onelda , Hull county ,
has been closed. A bank examiner is
In charge. Poor management Is given
as a reason for the failure. The as
sets will permit settlement In full. .
Engineers Won't Arbitrate.
Chicago , Dec. 15. Engineers of six
ty-one western railways who submit
ted a strike ultimatum lo Ihe railways
on Monday , yeslorday sent a commu
nication to the railroad managers'
commltlee refusing lo arbllrale Iheir
demand for increased wages. The com-
muntcalion was an answer lo one sent
by the managers' commitlee which ,
while not openly offering arbitration ,
paved Ihe way for opposing forces.
Neligh , Neb. , Dec. 15. Special leThe
The News : Sam T Allison and Miss
Giaco lonn DIHenburg were married
at 7:30 : o'clock lasl evening at the
homo of the bride's parents , six miles
southwest of Brunswick , Neb. , Rev.
Mr. Hinkle , pastor of the Methodist
chinch of this city , officiating. The
young couple will make their home In
Nellgh after February 1.
Congressman Cook Dead.
Philadelphia , Dec. 15. Congress
man Joel Cook of this city died today.
WILLIE HOPPE ELOPES.
Billiard Expert Carries Off New York
Girl as His Bride.
Baltimore , Dec. 15. Willlo Hoppe ,
the billiard expert , was married } es-
lerday afternoon at the cathedtal lo
Miss Alice Walsh , only daughter of
Thomas Walsh , a wealthy clothing
manufacturer of New York. The
ceremony was performed by Iho Rev.
P. C. Guvan , chancellor of Iho arch
diocese of Baltimore.- The marriage
was Ihe culmination of .an elopement ,
It being bltlerly opposed , it Is said ,
by the falher of Iho bride.
The couple came lo this city from
Now York accompanied by Miss May
Maxwell , an intimate friend of Miss
Walsh , and Hoppo's manager , B. L.
Manke. These , with a few Baltimore
friends were at the ceicinoliy A
necessary preliminary to a marriage
under such conditions being the as
sent of the pastor of Iho bildc , Ibis
was obtained from New Yoik by long
The first meeting of Huppo and Miss '
Walsh Is said to have taken place
tinco years ago at Atlantic City when
the young hub's llfo was saved by
Iho man she wedded
DELEGATES ENTERTAIN THEIR
BROTHER FIREMEN UNIQUE
BANQUET IS ANNOUNCED.
Delegates to the state llremen's con
vention at Alliance ontoi tallied the
Not folk tit omen after the dcpaitmont
meeting in the city hall last night. Not' '
dining the cntlie yeai has n depait-1
ment meeting been so well attended. '
Dining the evening the hook and ladder -
dor company gave the 111 omen a sur-
prlso by linking them to their twenty-
sixth annlvetsaiy banquet , which will
be held In the Masonic banquet hall on
the night ol .Jaimai } I The hook com
pany have also invited all old mom-j
bois of the hook compaio and the city
council. Old hook days , they declaie ,
will bo lecounted. The announcement
came ns n suipiise to the other com
panies of the depaitincnt and It was
declared the plan to colebiato the HI-
gnnlzntlon of the hook company w ith
some of the Ilrst members was u
Several selections weie enjoyed dur
ing the evening from the Hi omen's
zobo orchestra and solos were given
by Firemen Graham , who sang a par
ody on "The Village Blacksmith , " Tru-
lock , Phillips , Ed Hans , Monroe , Ueck-
er and many others. Fireman Davis
gave a few contortionist exhibitions ,
and Fireman Bruce was cheered in
his athletic exhibition. Luncheon was
enjoyed previous to the entertainment ,
which was given by Chief Green , as
sisted by the delegates to the conven
tion. It was repoited that n record at
tendance for a state meeting will be
at Alliance In January. Those who
will represent Norfolk at this conven
tion arc :
Company No. 1 L. Bruce , William
Kell , ex-Chief Ed Mullen , C. E. Hart
ford , Hoboit Reynolds , H. W. Winter ,
Ed Denning , L. V. Keneison , Ed Mon-
Company No. 3 Chief M. U. Gieen ,
Leo Bioecker ( elected Tuesday ) , E. A.
Amarine , W. P. McCune , John Napier ,
Company No. 1 S. J. Burnett , J. C
Eccles , II. F. Biown , Hany Witte.
Hooks Presdent ! 5fell3nnnn , Assist
ant Chief V. A. Nenow , Ed Schelly ,
TWELVE MEN ENTOMBED AND
THE MINE REPORTED TO
BE ON FIRE.
( Denver , Dec. 15. Twelve men are
reported entombed In shaft No. 2 of
the Leyden Coal company at Leyden ,
Colo. , fourteen miles west of Denver.
| The fire starled aboul 9 o'clock
last night , the result of an explosion ,
and Ihe Umbering of Ihe shaft was
ablaze In a moment , culling off es
cape in Ihat way.
Shaft No. 1 Is separaled from shaft
No. 2 by n narrow wall. A rescue
party under the dhectlon of Samuel
Perry , president of the Leyden Coal
I company , was endeavoring early to-
'day ' to break down the wall and Ihe
twelve Imprisoned men could be heard
working madly In their efforts to gain
freedom. There Is no hope of stop
ping the first at piesent and every ef
fort Is being made to gain an en-
Irnnco for Ihe enlombed men Ihrough
shaft No. 1.
Thirteen Miners Killed.
Norton , Va. , Dec. 15. An explosion
in the mine of the Bond Coal com
pany at Greene , six miles east of here ,
yesterday cost the lives of Ihlrleon
of the fourteen men in Iho workings
nt the time. Onl > two escaped , one
of whom died "shortly after being
taken out. James Bariowmnn , super
intendent and William Ritchie , mine
foreman nro among Ihe dead. The ex
plosion came .without warning nnd It
is believed to have been caused by an
accumulation of gas set off by "blow-
Ing" coal. The air shaft was thought
to bo in good condition and nothing of
Iho kind was expecled. The same
mine , however , had a similar explos
ion three years ago in which six men
DAKOTA WOMEN DIES
AFTER LONG FAST
Aberdeen , S D. , Dec 15 Afler a
fast of over two months during which
she smoked a pipeful of tobacco every
night and morning , Mrs. Susannah
Cooper died yesterday In her 91st
Mrs. Cooper fasted In the belief that
It would benefit her health. She had
been a smoker for years and her phy
sicians advised her lo continue. Iho
practice during her fast. Relatives
tried to persuade her to take some
nourishment but she steadfastly re
DICKINSON'S ANSWER MUST GO
TO THE HOUSE.
HOUSE REFUSED IT WEDNESDAY
In Consequence of the Action of the
House of Representatives In Refus
ing to Receive the Report ThenTaft
Orders It Not Sent at All.
Washington , Dec. 15. Ptesldcnt
Taft today directed Secretary of War
Dickinson to withhold fiom congress
entirely his report on tlie national de
fense made in answer to resolutions
passed by the house of lopiesontatlves.
The house } estoiday declined to le-
celvo the icpoit In question. Ilonco
It will not be sent at all.
Dead Indians not Insulted.
Seattle. Wash , Doc. 15 The Unit
ed States dlstilct court at Valduz ,
Alaska , has decided nnfnvoinblo to
Chief Goodlateh of the Copper Kl\cr
Indians In his suit against the Copper
niver lalhond for $10.000 for dam
ages caused by the ralhond i mining
their line thiough the ancient grave-
jaid at Bilcf Cieok. The iiillioiul dug
ip and icburied the bones of the In
dians and. this rebuilal the couit con-
sldoied sufficient. It was icprcsontcd
by the Indians that It would bo nee-
cssaiy to propitiate the spirits of the
dead for the Indignity to their bones
and they planned to spend the $10,000
In n potlntch or feast , to conciliate
the disturbed spliits.
Tommy Burns Badly Hurt.
Seattle , Dec. 15. Tommy Burns , for
mer heavyweight champion-pugilist of
the world , was severely injured In the
collision on the Senttle-Tacoma Interurban -
urban railroad and will bo confined to
his bed for an indefinite period.
Collide In Seattle Harbor.
Seattle , Dec. 15. One life was lost
and the sound steamer Kltzap and the
launch Columbia were sunk as a result
of two collisions In Seattle harlxor yes
terday , involving the Columbia , the
Kltzap and the steel steamship Indian
apolis. Fog caused the accidents.
Favor Homestead Bill.
Washington , Dec. lo. A bill allow
ing homesteadcis an extension of
time for establishing icsldenco on
their location from December to
May 1C , next , on account of winter
haidshipb In their sections , was fav
orably leported by the house commit
tee on public landb The bill also per
mits those who ha\e already estab
lished icsidences to remain away from
their locations from the passage of
the bill until May 1. .
STEAMER IN A GALE.
Sends Wireless Word to New York
That She's Unmanagpable.
New York , Dec. 15. The steamer
Colorado of the Cljde line sent word
by wireless this afternoon that she
was unmanageable in a gale off the
coast on her way to this city from
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SWOOPS
DOWN UPON OFFICES
Chicago , Dec. 15. United States se
cret officials today raided the office of
the Capital Investment companv , as a
bucket shop. The main office and four
of Its branches were visited nnd pa
pers and records confiscated.
"Sid" McIIie Is said by federal of
ficers to be the chief owner of Ihe
company. He is believed 10 be In
Florida. - '
Charles P. Dewoody of Ihe Icpart-
ment of justice had charge of the raid-
ei& who swept Into the Rookery build
Ing In the heart of the financial lis
It let at noon.
A wan ant had been obtained by the
government officials for the arrest of
McIIie. The contents of the office
have been seized. A telegram from
Auiora , 111. , and one from .Toilet , 111. ,
announced that simultaneous raids
Ihere had been successful , many rec
ords being seized. The firm Is said lo
have thlrty-lhree branches In Ihe mid
dle west and lo have done an exten
sive business bujlng and selling
House Pays Tribute to Cook.
Washinglon , Dec. 15. Afler a ses
sion lasting less llian n quarter of an
hour , the house adjourned today out of
respect to the memory of Representn-
live Joel Cook of Pennsylvania , who
died today In Philadelphia.
STEAMER WRECKED , 24 PERISH.
German Boat Palermo Total Loss on
West Coast of Spain.
London , Dec. 15 The German
steamer Palermo Is a lotal wieck off
Capo Corrubodo on Ihe west coast of
Gnllcla , Spain. Her five passengers
and ciew of nineteen ate losl
Advices received loday btato that
the vessel struck and went to pieces
during n furious gale last Sunday
FARMER GETS $7 $
DAMAGES IN COURT
ANDREW RASMUSSEN SUES MARTIN -
TIN NELSON AT NELIGH
Nollgh , Neb. Dec tr , Special to
The Mown : The only Impoitant Jui.v
case josterday bofoio this let in of the
dlatilct court was that of Andiow
Rasmushen chaiglng Mai tin NelHon
with lighting and causing bodllv Injurj
to his pel HOD , on .Inly 21. 1)0 ! ) ! > , and
asked damages to the amount of
$2,000 llotli ate faiiiiotH and ll\o In
the vicinity of HiuiiHwIck. Attome.v
10 D. Kllbouin lopicscntcd the plain
tiff and Ftod Fieo of Plnlnvlovv and
J.V. . Hk'e of this city looked altoi
the Intel eats of the defendant. The
case was gl\cn to the Jtny nbont 1
o'clock In the nftuinoon Shortly nf-
tbr supper they lotuniPtl \erdlct In
fiuor of Rusmusscn , allowing him $7
AN IRATE FATHER AT WALNUT ,
NEB. , OUTWITS CUPID.
SUITOR GOT OLD MAN DRUNK
The Hired Man on a Farm Near Wal
nut Was Given a Ride to O'Neill by
the Man Whom He Was Leaving.
Then He Dashed Back for Daughter ,
O'Neill , Neb. , Dec. 1C. Special to
The News : The old , old story of a
loving swain consumed with the desire
to have the girl of his choice for his
very own was repeated hero Tuesday
night. The young lover had been
working for the girl's father at Wai-
nut , Neb. A few days ago he Informed
the father that ho wished to settle up
and quit work. The old man , who
probably has not felt the pangs of
love for many years , suspecting noth
ing of the young man's reason for quit
ting , acceeded to his request and gal
lantly offered to take the young man
lo O'Neill , a distance of twenty-eight
miles. Upon arriving here they visited -
ed various places of business where
the stuff is sold that makes lions of
cowards , and when the > oung man
thought the old follow was mellowed
sufficiently he quietly slipped away
and hiied a fast livery team. He
dro\e back to Walnut , got the girl and
came on to O'Neill , expecting to take
the late train west.
When the father at rived homo he
leaincd of the affair and called the
city maishal and also the sheiiff. The
sheriff advised him that it would be
Impossible for the young couple to get
here in time to catch the late train , so
the old man got busy and dashed back
to O'Neill on his fastest horse. He
arrived in the early hours and located
the eloping couple at the Noilhwesl-
ern depot. After some parleying on
the part of the young people , and
strenuous work on the part of the old
man , all three moved up town. On
the way they met Marshal Kane and
hostilities were resumed , with the
maishal acting as referee. With the
old man omitting lire and sulphur from
mouth and eyes , the girl blubbering
and the once \aliant lo\er cowering
and ttembling before the fierce out
bursts of wrath from an outraged
papa , the marshal had a very busy
Peace was finally icstored by the
young man agreeing to pay all ex
penses , Including the letuin tiip home
lor the joung lady and also promis
ing to keep away from her hereafter.
The last seen of the disappointed
Lochinvar was the outline of nib
bowed figure silhouetted against the
western sky , with a violin case In one
hand andean old grip in the other , his
eyes fixed on the only bright * pot then
vis'ble. ' It was the moon that hung
low in the westein horizon , rind as he
pio'hleJ on he undoubtedly agreed with
I hlmsplt that the man In the moon
lfjlit be a friend in need.
Neligh Commercial Club.
Nellgh , Neb. , Dec. 15. Special to
The Ne\sb : The Nellgh commeiclal
club held a meeting in the couit
room Monday evening , called by the
president , J. J. Mellck. A fair rep-
1 resentatlon of the members were
present. . Discussions on various
| questions were brought up. The most
j noted was that for a new Northwes
tern depot for this clt > .
The sentiment expressed bJ. . C.
Jenkins , W. L McAllister , William
Wolfe , M. O. Daxon and J. M. Mc
Allister were In accord with the views
of nil citizens of Nellgh , that the clt >
is sadly In need of n new depot , ns
the piesent building used for this
puipoho was built more than Ihhly
years ago , nnd Is far from meeting
the demands of the public of todav.
The question of roads was vigor
ously discussed , and it Is without
doubt that the public highways leadIng -
Ing Into Nellgh will bo greatly 1m-
proved the coming > ear. Charles H.
Kelsey and O. A. Williams wore add
ed to the road committee
Treasurer W. T. Wattles icported
that theio was $11710 on hand
The meeting adjourned at u late
hour to reconveneat the call of the
ASK NEIL AND KNAPP TO ACT A3
MEDIATORS IN STRIKE .
IN ENGINEER CONTROVERSY
It Is Learned Authoritatively That the
Sixty-one Western Railroads Have
Asked Nell nnd Knapp to Mediate
In Wage Row.
Chicago. Dec t , * > . The wosloin rail-
loads lm\o appealed to United States
ComnilHslonci ol Labor Charles P.
Nell , and to ( Minimum Mai ( In Knnpji
of the Intel state common u commis
sion , to act us medlatois In the wngu
controveisy between the rallwa > s and
the Itiothuihood of Locomotive Engl-
nocrs. This was learned today fiom
an authoiltallvo source.
Filibuster In Congress.
Washington , Dot. in Mild Illlbus-
lets marked the sessions In both
houses of congiess In the hcnato *
piactlcally the entlio tlmo was taken
up bv Senator Hiistovv of Kansas
whose opposition to the Fioiuh claims
Indnded In the omnibus claims bill
pi evented the passage of that moas-
me What for an horn threatened 11
icnovval of the bitter light on the
inles nmiked the opening of the bus !
ness of the house when opposition de
veloped to the telegraph bill for codi
fication and revision of the laws re
lating to the Judiciary Speaker Can
non declined to sit In judgment on
the question whether the house under
the rules could tnko up n measure
from the calendar which It had tip for
consideration on the previous calendar
Wednesday. Accordingly the house
by 11G to 51 decided to take up the
bill. It was still being considered
when the house adjourned. Both the
senate nnd house will meet today. '
Train Plunges Into River.
Davis , Okla. , Dec. 15. One man was
killed nnd thirty-one were seriously
Injured when three cars of a south
bound Atchlson , Topeka & Santa Fo
train were thrown from a bridge and
Into the Wabnsh river 11 vo miles fiom
hero yesterday afternoon. The wreck
was caused by a broken mil. Prattl-
eall > e\erjone on the tialn Has hint ,
though many In a minor device The
smoking car , the Imggago iar and
the chair car plunged from the 'tack
foit.v feet into the Wabn-.li liver , InnoS
ing bottomsido up The engine i' > l not
follow them and the Pullmans and
other passengers kept the tiuck.
SOUTH DAKOTA AT A GLANCE
A new $25,000 hospital is to be erect
ed at Mobrldge.
Deland Methodists have just dedi
cated a new paisonagc.
Mrs Maty Gubo , an aged woman ,
was found dead in bed at Abeideen.
Manual tialning has been added to
high school wotli at Yankton.
The pontoon bridge at Yankton has
been icpaiied and Is again In use.
T 11. Slnclaii & Co of Cedar Rapids -
ids , la. , may locate a packing plant at
( loveinor Vessey has Hied a state
ment showing that his election ex
pense was $262.30.
Emil Goetz has been elected fore
man of the hook and ladder company
The annual meeting of the Stock
men's association will be held at Deadwood -
wood on December 17.
Call Schuchardt , an old settler of
McPherson county , dropped dead from
heait disease at Leela
Wooiibocket Odd Fellows will In
itiate tw only-seven candidates lomor-
low evening. The Mitchell team will
confer the work.
The regimental hendquaitcrs of the
South Dakota national guaid will bo
moved liom Waterloo n lo Pierre
' About half Hie counties have report
ed their December taxes to Ihe slale ,
and Ihe geneial fund will be swelled
lo Ihe exlenl of $250,000.
Dr. H. H. Sloner of Highmore , who
Is engaged In state faiHUMS' institute
work , has boon called to Kliksvllle
Mo. , by the death of ills father.
Geoige U Malone of Draper has
been elecled head of Ihe blale grange
The Loucks forces won a signal vie-
loiy over Ihe Hey I faction nt the meet-
Stanley county wolf hunters have
been receiving a double bounly , one
fiom Ihe county nnd Ihe oilier from
Ihe slale , nnd Ihe mailer is being in
State Land Commissioner Dokken Is
taking up the matter of Indemnity
lands for school sections with Die con
gressmen. Ho desires u more equit
able manner of acquiring the lands.
Heibert My rick , president of the Or
ange Judd nnd the Phclps Publishing
companies , will locate the northwest
headquarters of the company at Aber
deen , In consideration of $25,000 In
stock subscriptions to the publication
issued by Ihe companies , and $15,000
worth of subscriptions lo the papers.
The counlles of Soulh Dakola In the
Sioux valley show an Increase In popu
lation of ( J.8 percent. The increase In
the Jim valley counllos Is 30 perconl ,
and In the counties of the Missouri
valley above the Jim , 52 percent , while
the entire country west of the Mis
souri shows an Increase of 98 percent
above the state census of 1905.
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