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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NORFOLK NEUKAS1CA F1UDAY. JANUARY ( i. 11)11. )
WILL MAN IS DYING
AS RESULT OF STORM
ALBERT QUNN CRITICALLY ILL
1 > ;
FROM AWFUL EXPERIENCE.
SAVED FAMILY BY HEROIC WORK
FOUND THE HOUSE ON FIRE AT 3
O'CLOCK MONDAY MORNING.
. "WHEN STORM WAS AT ITS WORST
'The Interior of the Home Ablaze , Gunn
Went from One Room to Another ,
Throwing and Driving the Family
Out Doors , Then Became Bewildered
O'Neill , Nob. , Jan. G. Special to
The News : As a result of his homo
'burning ' to Ihe ground Monday night
and his heroic efforts to save his fam
ily from death In the fiames , Albert
Gunn lies nt a neighbor's home crit
At 3 o'clock Monday morning Mr.
Gunn awoke to find the interior of his
homo ablaze. Choking with smoke ho
broke Into the bedroom of his young
est child , and not being able to find
the outer door from the darkness and
smoke ho broke through a bedroom
window and was compelled to throw
the child out.
Saves Entire Family.
Ho wont from ono bedroom to an
other , rousing and calling to his fam
ily lo run for Iholr lives. He succeed
ed in gelling the entire family out before -
fore the house collapsed. He paid no
attention to fire or smoke , and as a
result ho Inhaled so much of the ilame
and smoke Ihal his llfo is hanging in
the balance , with very little chances
Daughter Drags Him Out.
After saving the family ho became
"bewildered and was unable to find his
way out of the building. Ills oldest
daughter missed him and went back
into the house and literally dragged
Owing to Iho bitter cold the flro department -
partment could not get to the building
in time lo conlrol Ihe flro and Iho
building and contents were entirely
1 consumed. The family did not save
anything except the clothing they re
tired in , and some of the members
tihow burns and scars from the fire.
Lies Out In Cold , Nearly Naked.
Mr. Gunn was so exhausted and so
badly injured that ho fell on the froz
en ground and lay Ihere for some lime
wllh no covering other than his night
clothes. The flro started from hot
ashes thrown too close to the building.
The loss Is ? 1,200 , with $800 Insurance
LAFE YOUNG FAVORS
OREGON PRIMARY LAW
SAYS SENATORIAL ISSUE IS THE
WEST AGAINST EASTERN
Des Moines , Jan. 5. Senator Lafay-
elle Young today declared himself in
favor of the enactment of the Oregon
primary law by Ihe coming Iowa legis-
lalure. He slated that he believes the
senatorial issue is Iowa and the Mis
sissippi valley against the New Eng
land free trade on agricultural pro
ducts , and that all voters in Iowa
should have a voice on the queslion.
Senalor Cummins yesterday endorsed
the Oregon primary plan.
ROBIN IS IN THE TOMBS.
Banker's Sister , a Doctor , Wants Him
New York , Jan. 5. Joseph G. Robin ,
banker , was lodged in the Tombs on
an indictment charging him with steal
ing ? SO,000 from the Washington Sav
ings bank , of which ho was president.
On his plea of not guilty , bail was fix-
yd at $ 10,000 , which was not furnish-
Sd. Robin's counsel , former District
Attorney Jerome , told the court that
his Client was without a dollar in
the wbrlrt. Mr. Jerome made no effort
to demy arraignment but strenuously
resisted the raising of ball from $25-
000. Ho said Robin had attempted
suicldo without knowing what the In
dictment against him charged.
Hearing on the petition of Robin's
sister , Dr. Loulso Roblnovltch , to
have him declared insane , is set for
today. The banker was subjected tea
a trying mental examination by ex
perts employed by the prosecutor.
Friends of Robin after his commit
ment offered bonds for his release
but the dlstrlcl allornoy announced
that ho would take the full forty-eight
hours allowed by law to examine the
Reflects on a Nebraska Company.
Columbus , O. , Jan. 5. The Aelna
Indemnlly of Hartford , Conn. , and the
Farmers and Merchants Insurance
company of Lincoln , Neb. , have been
barred from writing now business in
Ohio on orders from Superintendent C.
C. Lomert of the insurance depart
ment , under penalty of revocation of
their licenses. The action was taken
as a result of reports received reflect
ing upon the financial condition of the
INDIAN SSMAN PERISHED NEAR
F , AX IN STORM.
TWO DYI'd , FROM EXPOSURE
Only One Tri . was Able to Leave
Dallas , Eastbound , Between Monday
and Wednesday Mornings Tidings
of Blizzard's Suffering Coming In.
Fairfax , S. D. , Jan. C. Special to
I'lio News : An aged Indian woman
whoso immo was not learned was
frozen f to death In Sunday's storm and
two others , men , will probably die
The temperature- 20 ° and 21 ! "
below zero Monday and Tuesday
mornings respectively , after the storm
iest Sunday In years.
13 ut ono train came out of Dallas
between Sunday and Wednesday
CHILDREN LOSE WAY
DURING THE BLIZZARD
HORSES GOT LOST BUT FINALLY
PICKED UP A TRAIL TO A
Ainsworlh , Neb. , Jan. 5. Special to
The News : So far only one case of
( differing has been reported from the
blizzard that of Frank Menslnger's
children. They were out on the ranch
alone , some fifteen miles southeast of
here Sunday morning , they hitched up
the team and started to town facing
that storm. They lost their way , but
the horses finally pulled inlo Hanna's
ranch where they were cared for.
They were frozen some , but not seri
SENATOR ELKINS DEAD
FROM BLOOD POISONING
WEST VIRGINIA STATESMAN PASSES -
SES AWAY AT MIDNIGHT
Washington , Jan. 5. Senator Steph
en B. Elkins of West Virginia , died
At his bedside were his wife , his
daughter , Catherine and four sons ,
David , Richard , Stephen and Blaine ,
and the physicians. Death was due
to septicaemia or blood poisoning. He
was conscious until within half an
hour of death.
In the early evening there were per
sistent rumors in Washington that the
senator's condition had become grave
and fears were expressed that he
might not live through the night. The
Elkins family were hopefull to the last
and to the numerous inquiries which
poured In at the Elkins' home , en
couraglng responses were given.
Senator Elkins became ill in the
early summer at his home in Elkins ,
W. Va. Ho was kept In strict con
finement there and only the members
of his immediate family were allowed
to see him.
On November 9 , when he was re
moved to Washington in a private car ,
ho was reported considerably Improv
ed. Physicians declared that ho mlsht
possibly be able to take his seat In
the senate at the opening of congress.
Senator Elkins' ailment had never
become definitely known. In the sum
mer ho was reported to be suffering
'rom Intestinal trouble In many re
spects similar to acute Indigestion. A *
other times physicians are said to
mvo believed him afflicted with n
nervous malady. ,
Last week It was reported that
open air treatment had been adviser
and that a room on the roof of his
lomo would bo arranged for him.
According So the physicians in af
tendance the senator died from t
complication of diseases arising froir
septicaemia. Though no funeral ar
rangements have been announced it is
probable that the senator will be bur
led at Elkins , W. Va.
SENATE HONORS ELKINS.
Adjourns Immediately After Conven
ing , In Memory of Dead Member.
Washington , Jan. 5. Congress re-
conyened at noon today following the
recess for the Christmas holidays. The
senate adjourned Immediately out of
respect for Senator Elkins , who died
The house will probably proceed
wllh consideration of the legislative
appropriation bill which is under the
head of unfinished business.
A Sanitation Fund.
Puerto Cabollo , Venezuela , Jan. 5.
The government has Issued a decree
setting aside 1 percent of the Import
duties collected for the creation of a
fund to be used for sanitary purposes.
GOV , ALDRICH
! S SWORN IN
NEBRASKA BIDS GOODBYETO HER
ALDRICH'S ADDRESS IS BRIEF
A Lengthy Message Is Sent to the Leg.
Islature by the Retiring Governor ,
Shnllcnberger , Recommending Di
Lincoln , Jan. 5. Nebraska bade
goodbye to her democratic governor
today before a Joint gathering of mem-
beta a house and senate and great
crowd of visitors.
Chester H. Aldrlch was Inaugurated
as chief executive , and the oath of of-
ilco was administered to all the Incom
ing state olllclals.
As usual , the message of the incom
ing governor was brief , while that of
the outgoing executive was a lengthy
review of the condition of the state
government during the blennium with
lecommcmlatlons for needed legisla
tion. Ills recommendations specified
In considerable detail just where he
lilnks changes are needed in the stat
On behalf of inltathe and referen-
tun , which will be ono of the most 1m-
ortant questions for the new leglsla-
tire , he gave the condensed results of
n exhaustive Inquiry he has conduct-
d In favor of direct legislation.
GOVERNOR MARSHALL OF INDI
ANA MAKES THAT RECOM-
Indianapolis , Jan. 5. In his mes-
ago to the Indiana legislature today
.lovornor Thomas U. Marshall recom-
tended the repeal of the county op-
Ion law , enactment of a direct pri-
nary law and a referendum act giving
ho voters the right to approve or re-
ect measure passed by the legisla-
THE SHORTEST INAUGURAL.
Governor Foss of Massachusetts Makes
New Record by Brief Speech.
Boston , Jan. 5. Eugene N. Foss , a
mlive of Vermont and a business man
f Massachusetts , gratified a longcher-
shed wish today in assuming the of-
Ice of governor of the commonwealth.
The inaugural ceremonies before the
olnt convention of the senate and
nouse were in the nature of a demo
ratio celebration. Governor Foss also
nade another record by delivering an
naugural address that was the short
and plainest In the memory of the
oldest officeholders beneath the gilded
He told the legislature it should con
sider direct nominations , the intlatlve
and referendum , the rights of labor to
organize and be protected by the con
slitutional amendment of the income
ax , and reforms in elections.
DEMOCRATS PROMISE FAIRNESS
Missouri Republican Solons Pleased
and Pass Vote of Thanks.
Jefferson City , Jan. 5. The Missouri
eglslature organized today. John T.
Barker of La Plata was elected speak
er of the house and Frank W. McAllis
ter of Monroe county president pro
em of the senate.
Speaker Barker , in assuming his du
les , delivered an address , promising
fairness to the republicans who are lr
minority and said consideration wil
[ > c given to all messages of Governoi
Hndloy. The republicans were so
ileased that they adopted a resolution
lii\nking the speaker for his promise
of fairness. Alter a brief session-ad'
journment was taken , Governor Had
ley's message not having been re
AGED YANKTON COUPLE
ARE BURNED TO DEATH
CHRIST NELSON AND HIS WIFE
FOUND DEAD WHEN FIREMEN -
Yankton , S. D. , Jan. 5. Special to
The News : In a fire here last night
which destroyed their home Christ
Nelson and his aged wife were burned
to death. The aged couple lived in
the e/lgo of town and when the fire do-
parlmonl reached the burning cottage
two charred bodies were found.
The origin of the flro Is unknown , as
the aged couple lived alone save for a
grandson , who was away at Ihe lime.
H is believed , however , Ihal bolh were
asleep when tlio homo caught fire and
they were soon enveloped In the
Mr. Nelson was 82 , his wife 72 years
A Mysterious Balloon Sighted.
Berlin , Jan. 5. A dlspalch from Co
penhagen reports a balloon supposed
to be the German Hildebrant , missing
since December 29 , passed over Hoeg-
anaos , Sweden , last night. No pas
sengers were visible.
WHEN A MAN SWEARS OFF SMOKING
( Couyrlsht. 1910. )
FIND CECIL GRACE'S '
CAP AND GLASSES
ARTICLES OF LOST AMERICAN
AVIATOR PICKED UP
Brussels , Jan. 5. The Aero club to
day received a dispatch from the pres
ident of the Osend Aero club , stating
that an aviator's cap and glasses , prob
ably those worn by Cecil Grace , sup
posed to have been lost In the North
.sea , had been picked up at sea off Ma-
riakerke , on the Belgian coast.
NOW UNDER FIRE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEGINS
PROSECUTION FOR AL
Now York , Jan. 5. The federal gov
ernment brought suit in the United
States circuit court under the Sher
man anti-trust law aeainst thirteen
of the principal trans-Atlantic car
riers , which are alleged to control 90
percent of the steerage traffic , worth
to them $55,000,000 a year. Twelve
officers of the defendant companies ,
all resident in America , are named as
These companies , the government
charges , entered Into an illegal con
tract February 5 , 190S , at London ,
England , by which they instituted
themselves the Atlantic conference
with power to apportion all traffic pro
rata , impose heavy fines on members
of the conference for violation of any
of tlio articles of agreement and wage
competition against all lines outside
As a result it Is alleged the Rus
sian volunteer fleet , plying between
New York and Libau , was driven out
of business and the Russian-American
line was forced to make terms with
the conference and enter its member
Suit was brought by Henry A. Wise ,
United States district attorney , act
ing under instructions from Attorney
General Wickorsham. In its petition
the government prays the court to
"enjoin the defendants from , further
agreeing , combining and conspiring
to destroy the business of any person
or corporation engaged In the business
of carrying emigrant passengers be
tween points in the United States and
"Further , that each , every and all
defendant steamship lines bo forbid
den either to enter or clear any of
their vessels at or from t. o port of
Now York or any other port of entry
n the United States or any of its
) osseBsions , so long as they shall con
tinue to operate under the aforesaid
alleged unlawful combination or con
Named to Succeed Hale.
Augusta , Me. , Jan. 5. Charles F.
Johnson of Watervllle , was nominated
for the United States senate , to suc
ceed Senator Eugene Hale , at the
democratic legislature caucus tonight.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Chicago , an. . 5. The bulletin Is
sued by the" " hlcago slatlon of the
Untied Slates vealher bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Threatening tonight , with coldei
north and west portions Friday ; fall
with colder east portion.
FRANK CONNELLY ASSAULTED IN
ARTERY IN HIS HEAD IS CUT
The Identity of the Assailant Is Not
Known No Money Was Taken and
it is Supposed the Man Who Struck
Connelly Lost His Nerve and Ran.
Lindsay , Neb. , Jan. C. Special to
The News : Frank Connelly was set
upon by someone whose identity is not
known and received a pretty bad scalp
wound , cutting an artery. He was
somewhat stunned , but managed to
get into the home of F. W. Edwards ,
where his wound was attended to.
He was on his way 1iome. When
passing by some corncribs he says
someone assaulted him , hitting him
across the head with a club. His
wound looks as though it was inflicted
He lost no money. It is presumed
that the assailant was either frighten
ed away or lost his nerve.
A BABY FOUND DEAD
IN ITS LITTLE BED
APPARENTLY WELL AT NIGHT ,
LINDSAY CHILD IS LIFELESS
Lindsay , Neb. , Jan. 5. Special to
The News : Edward Twerson's infant
child was hurried yesterday. The
child died on New Year's day , being
found dead in bed , when the parents
awoke In the morning. The child had
been apparently well the night be
Nebraska City , Neb. , Jan. 5. The
3-month-oId child of the Rev. Mr. Love
and wife of Dunbar was found dead in
its bed. The child appeared well
when placed in its crib and the moth
er was horrified to find It dead when
she awoke during the night and un
covered it. Heart failure is suppos
ed to have been the cause of death.
Rumors of Earthquake Damage. '
St. Petersburg , Jan. 5. A message
fiom Tashkent , Russian Turkestan ,
says there are unconfirmed rumors
that the towns of Przhevalsk and Pish-
jiek , in Ihe territory of Semiryetchcnk
wore destroyed by yesterday's earth
quake and that a lake has formed on
the site of the former place. Each
tov 11 has a population of about S.OOO.
Tobacco Brief Filed.
Washington. Jan. 5. The second
fight of the American Tobacco corpo
rations a.cainst dissolution by decree
of the supreme court of the United
States under the Sherman anti-lrust
law , was begun today when their attorneys -
torneys filed a fusillade of arguments
In behalf of their cause. One brief
was filed in the court by John G. John
son of Philadelphia , Judge William W.
Wallace. W. W. Filler. Delanry Nlcoll
and Judge Parker , all of Now York.
They carried the brunt of the battle
for these corporations in the first ar
gument for the dissolution suit a year
ago. Another brief was filed by Wil
liam M. Ivlns of New York.
15 Die In African Wreck.
Queenstown. Union of South Africa ,
Jan. 5. Fifteen persons were killed
and forty or fifty others Injured in the
wreck of a passenger train near Nath-
carl , Cape Colony , earjy today. The
train , which was loaded with holiday
merry-makers from East London , left
the rails and , turning over , rolled down
MOTHER OF 16 DIES
WHILE DARNING SOX
MRS. RICHARD HARRISON OF
BEEMER EXPIRES QUIETLY
IN A CHAIR.
Becmcr , Neb. , Jan. 5. Special to
The News : Mrs. Richard Harrison ,
aged about 65 , suddenly died of heart
failure. Sitting quietly in her home
surrounded by two of her daughters
and Mr. Harrison , she suddenly and
without a word of warning passed
away. The needle and sock which
she was darning were taken from her
hands after she was dead. Thus end
ed the life of one of our pioneer sel-
tlcrs. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison were
married when 19 and IS years old and
the large of family of sixteen nhlldrcn
were born to them , fourteen now liv
ing. Tills breaks Into the home of a
widely known family in norlhern Ne
MAIL CLERK SHOT
BY MASKED MEN
Auburn , Wash. , Jan. 5. Two masked
highwaymen entered the mail car of
north coast limited train No. 2 on the
Northern Pacific at 7 o'clock last even
ing just as it was leaving the King
street -depot , Seatlle.
As soon as the first robber gel in
the door he leveled his gun at Mail
Clerk Harry O. Clark and ordered him
to throw up his hands , and then fired
before Clark could obey the command.
The bullet struck Clark in the mouth ,
ripping out the teeth on one side. As
soon as Clark fell the two robbers
turned their attention to the other
clerk , C. E. Reid , and covered him.
Botli Clark and Reid were then
locked up In a closet in the end of the
car and were not discovered until the
train readied Auburn.
A large consignment of Tacoma and
south mail is transferred to this train
at Auburn and when the doors were
opened to make the transfer the mail
clerks could not be found , but the
blood stains on the door led to the I
closet. The door of this room was |
broken open and the men found. Two i
physicians were called and the woundi i
cd man was attended and sent hack to j
Train No. 2 does , not stop between
Seattle and Auburn , but the robbers
got off at Kent , where the train slows
up for Ihe city limits.
According to Reid , the two rubbers
wore masks over the lower parts of
their faces , were both smooth shaven
and about five feet , ten Inches in
height and weighed about ICO pounds.
The mail pouches and registered
mail were scattered in the car , hut it
could not bo learned what had been
MRS. M'MAHON GOES FREE.
Sturgis , S. D. , Jan. 5. Nellie Me-
Mahon , who killed David P. Thomas
hero lasl summer and laler was ac
quitted on grounds of Insanity , was
taken before Judge McGee nt Rapid
City on a writ of habeas corpus , the In
sanity board of Meade county having
declared her Insane , basing their find
ing upon evidence given at the trial
for murder. On a hearing" before
Judge- McGee evidence taken nt a for
mer trial was concluded. Many prom
inent people testified as to her moral 1
and mental condition. An export from
Washington , D. C. , testified that ho
had examined her and found her suf
fering from paranoia , the disease from
which Harry Thaw Is alleged to bo
suffering. Judge MeGeo refused to ac
cept the conclusion of the expcrl and 1
discharged her. Mrs. McMahon Imme
diately upon discharge starled for Chi.
cage , where she will recuperate after
her long confinement.
MARK M , GOAD
WELL KNOWN FREMONT MILLION.
AIRE SHOT TO DEATH.
BY A SPANIARD IN CHEYENNE
Sheep Herder Who Thought Coad Had
Not Treated Him Fairly , Fired Four
Bulletts Into Aged Ranch Okner's
Body In a Cheyenne Hotel.
Cheyenne , Wyom , , Jan. 5. Mark M.
C'oad , u millionaire sheep and cattle
raiser of Fremont , Nob.vns nsHnssl-
nated In the office of tlio Nonnuiitllo
liotol nl ! 5 o'oloi'k yesterday iiftornoou
by Francisco 9. ( inrrldo , u Spanish
sheep herder , also known as Mtko
Tlio killing was the resull of a dis
pute between the two over wages , the
Spaniard deliberately assassinating
the aged ranch owner In revenge for
what he considered unfair dealing by
Coad when Garrldo lofl his employ.
After putting four bullets In Mr.
Goad's body , Garrldo lied Into the rail
road yards and there ran amuck , firIng -
Ing Indiscriminately at trainmen and
Reloading his revolver tlmo after
time , ho fairly shot his way through
the yards and Into South Cheyenne ,
where ho was cornered In a cow corral
by officers and civilians who had pur
sued him afoot and In automobiles.
Lying behind a post of the corral ,
Garrldo exchanged shots with the of
ficers for moro than half an hour before -
fore Policeman Hert Havens and
Humane Officer Frank Bright crept
upon him and overpowered him.
Spaniard Finally Captured.
Although Garrldo fired moro than
fifty shots after ho left the hotel ho
Injured no ono whllo a score of bul-
lotts 1 fired at him took effect. IIo Is In
the county jail and there Is no dan
ger ( of violence despite the cowardly
nature of his crime , as Mr. Goad's
business policy did not draw to htm
a wldo circle of friends.
Garrido was employed as n herder
at Goad's ranch on Hear Creek In
Wyoming until a few days ago , when
ho j quit and came to town , nursing a
grievance because ho considered Coad
had not treated him squarely In set
tling for his services. Coad , who had
been hero for several days , was seat
ed in the office of tlio Normandio ho
tel when Garrido entered and engag
ed him in conversation.
James C. Ilnwley , the only other
person present , a few moments later
heard harsh words and turned In tlmo
to see Garrido fling off C'oad who had
grappled with him and fire four shots
Into his body. As the murderer dash
ed through the front door Coad stag
gered to a cigar case , grasped for Us
edge and fell on his face dead.
Coad Pioneer Fremont Man.
Coad was 82 years of age. but so
well preserved that he would pass for
CO. He was a pioneer of this section
and Fremont , Neb. , and In addition to
his Wyoming and Nebraska ranches
was interested heavily In Omaha
Garrido is about 30 years of age and
came to America only a few months
ago. lie studied for the priesthood In
Spain , but Instead of becoming a shop-
l.erd of the church In his native land
became literally a shepherd In a for
eign country. He can speak but little
English and refuses to discuss his
The coroner took charge of Mr.
Ooad's body and will conduct an In
His Recent Divorce Suit.
Lincoln , Jan. 5. Mark M. Coad was
a familiar figure In Lincoln , where ho
owned much valuable property. Ho
was recently defendant In a sensation-
nl divorce and alimony suit brought by
his common law wife , Valeria Coad , In
the courts of Lincoln , in which she se-
filled a judgment for $20,000. After
paying the alimony Coad announced
he would leave Nebraska and make
honif lit'iu flcirlli In Wyoming.
NEW YEAR BRINGS
CONSCIENCE FUND UP
TWENTY-FIVE ADDITIONS TO IT
MADE WITHIN PAST
Washington , Jan. 5. In the final
days of the old year and In tlio early
days of the new , the consciences of
itio doers of past evil appear to have
I-ricked them. Within the last ten
davs no less than twenty-five contri
butions to the "conscience fund" have
been received at the postolllco depart-
One man , 38 years old , writing from
Des Moines , admits having robbed the
posto.'Ilco at Eldon , la. , when he was
17 jears old. The total amount of his
loot was $7 , which he promises to re
pay as soon as he can obtain the cash.
A three-page letter was Inscribed by
n M'ung ' woman In Nebraska , enclosing
a two-cent stamp. She explained that
slu- had received several years ago a
loiter on which the stamp had not
been cancelled. She used the stamp
again and her conscience had been
troubling her over since. Recently ,
she was turned away from her homo
by tier father because she had Joined
a certain church. Desiring to live an
"honest and holy life , " she felt that
bhi' must return to the government
the stamp she dishonestly had used.
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