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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
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NOKKOLK NMOBKASKA FKIDAY JANUARY 27 Iflll.
TERMS OF RECIPROCITY ARE OF
FICIALLY MADE KNOWN.
TO EXCHANGE ARTICLES FREE
Simultaneously In the Capitals of the
Two Countries , the Terms of the
Tariff Agreement Between United
States and Canada Are Made Public.
Washington , Jan. 26. The terms of
the now tariff reciprocity between the
United States and the Dominion of
Canada wore made public slmultano
ouBly at Washington and at Ottawa
President Tnft sent it to congress
with an extended message urging its
The state department gave out a
summary of the tariff changes provid
ed for as follows :
The basis Is this :
c The Commodities Affected.
Reciprocity on leading food pro
ducts such as wheat and other grains ;
dairy products ; fresh fruits and vege
tables ; fish of all kinds ; eggs and
TxniHry ; cattle , sheep and other live
animals. Also certain commodities
now free in QUO country are to be
Iroe by the other , such as cotton seed
oil by Canada and rough lumber by
the United States.
Tin and tin plates now dutlble are
m&do mutually free.
' "Barbed wire fencing now exempted
from duty by Canada Is also exempted
by the United States. Some raw ma
terials such as mica and gypsum ,
which enter Into numerous industries
are to bo made free by the United
Free Print Paper.
Printing paper Is to become free on
the removal of nil restrictions of the
exportation of pulp wood.
Mutually reduced Identical rates on
secondary food . products , such as
fresh meats , bacon and hams , lard and
lard compounds , canned vegetables ,
flour , cereal products and other food
stuffs , partly manufactured.
Other Reduced Rates.
Mutually reduced rates on a list of
manufactured commodities which In
cludes motor vehicles , cutlery , clocks
and watches , snnitnjy fixtures , satch
els and similar leather goods , plate
glass , brass band Instruments , printIng -
Ing Ink and miscellaneous articles.
Agricultural implements , such as
plows , harvesters , threshing machines
and drills are reduced by Canada to
the United States rates.
A small list of articles is made spe
cial by each country.
To Remit Duties.
Canada reduces coal to 45 cents n
-ton and cement to 11 cents a hundred
pounds. The United States reduces
iron ore to 10 cents n ton and lowers
he rate on aluminum products and on
Total amount of duties to be remit
ted by the United States , $4.485,000.
Total amount of duties to be remit
ted by Canada , $2,560.000.
PERSHING ENDS CAMPAIGN
All the Murderers and Members of the
Manobo Bands Disposed of.
Manila , Jan. 26. General Perahing
commander of the department of th <
Mindanao province , ended the puni
tive campaign in the Davao district
having killed or captured all the mur
derers and disposed of the lawless
TRIED TO BRIBE AN EDITOF
Money Was Offered to New York Jour
nal of Commerce.
Washington , Jan. 26. Alfred W
Dodsworth , business manager of th <
New York Journal of Commerce be
fore the house ship subsidy invcstlgat
ing committee today , told of an at
tempt to buy the editorial support o
his publication in favor of Americai
government's purchase of the Panami
canal property from the DoLessep
company of France.
HEBRASKAN STARTS AGTIOI
Hitchcock Gets Committee to Lool
Into Delay on Balllnger.
Washington , Jan. 26. Represent !
tive Hitchcock of Nebraska sprang
sensation in the house of represent !
lives today by demanding an Invest
gallon of the "irregular proceeding
which has resulted In a delay of fort :
nine days in getting the report of th
Balllnger-Plnchot Investigating con
rnitteo printed , Into Uio hands of mou
bers of the house. An acrlmonlou
debate followed , in which Spcake
Cannon took an active part , rcsentin
what ho termed an implied criticisi
of the chair.
The house , after listening to varloi
expressions as to the probable cans
of Uio delay , voted almost unanimou
ly in support of a resolution for an li
vestigatlon by the committee on rule
CONDITION OFT HE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Maximum . , . 40
Minimum . 30
Average . 35
Barometer . 29.02
Chicago , Jan. 26. The bulletin Is
sued by Uio Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Threatening weather , with snow tonight -
night or Friday ; colder tonight and
south portion Friday ; cold wave.
GOV , ALDRICH
NEBRASKA HOUSE WILL PROBE
ALLEGED ELECTION FRAUD.
COMMITTEE OF FIVE IS NAMED
Vehement Discussion Results In Ne
braska Legislature from Special
, Message , Charging Ballot Scandal
In Douglas County ,
Lincoln , Jan. 26. Special to The
News : Omaha members of the legis
lature , resenting the charges made In
the v A/"l'5 ' of Governor Aldrlch yes-
terdaj .svvj'enianded an Investiga
tion of w A/-1 , t'ectlon frauds.
" ' ' " In both
The request"T /
the house and seiiatc'-'t// , ed ve
Moriarlty's resolution for a commit
tee of five to investigate the election
charges was adopted by the house.
The Initiative and referendum bill ,
house roll 1 , was recommended for
passage by the house Judiciary com
Bally and Prince today Introduced a
capital removal bill. It puts the re
moval question up to the people.
No Change In New York.
Albany , Jan. 26. There was no
change In the ballot for United States
senator taken today by the legislature
in joint session. The ballot stood ! :
Sheehan 82 , Shepard 10 , Kornan 5 ,
Littleton 3 , Gerald 2 , O'Brien 2 , Doug
las , Parker , Glynn , Dlx , Seymour , Van
Sanvoord. John C. Taylor and Herrlck
each 1. Republicans Depew 77. To
tal vote cast , 188. Necessary for
choice , 99.
No Break In Iowa Deadlock.
Dos Molues , Jan. 26. Representa
tive Stainner of Jasper county chang
ed his vote from Kenyan to Funk , in
the Iowa vote on United States sen
ator. This placed Funk in the lead
with 35 votes and threw Kenyon back
to 31 , where he tied with Senator La
fayette Young. There are no indica
tions of a break in the deadlock.
No Choice In Montana.
Helena , Jan. 26. The senatorial bal
lot In the Montana legislature today
resulted : Carter , republican , 36 ;
Walsh , democrat , 32 ; Conrad , demo
crat , 15 ; scattering , 13. Necessary to
elect , 50.
STEAMER AFIRE ,
ALL ABE SAVED
NINETY-TWO PASSENGERS ARE
TAKEN OFF THE QUEENIE
NEAR SAN FRANCISCO.
San Francisco , Jan. 2o. The steam
er Queenie in which a fire broke out t
last evening while she was at sea
off Point Reyes returned to port
shortly before 3 o'clock this morning
with the fire still burning. Her pas
sengers , ninety-two in number , were
immediately taken off by launches
which met her in the stream.
IS AT AN END
LARGEST STRIKE IN HISTORY OF
FLORIDA HAS BEEN EX
Tampa , Fla. , Jan. 26. Following a
three days' conference between the
joint advisory board of the Cigar Mak
ers' association and a committee from
the manufacturers' association , the
advisory board issued a statement
calling off the strike and ordering the
men back to their benches.
Propositions made by the manufac
N turers were not considered by the ad
vlsory board in calling off the strike
ik members of that organization prefer
ring to make the submission uncondi
tlonal. The strike in point of num
bers involved and financial loss is the
largest in the history of the south
For seven months between 10,000 am
14,000 workmen have been out o
work , entailing a weekly loss in sal
10n arles alone of over a quarter millioi
JS A Battle In Honduras.
er Washington , Jan. 26. The revolt !
erm tionlsts of Honduras were defeated 01
m Monday In the neighborhood of Sai
Antonio , Honduras. They were seal
us tered and It Is reported that Colone
so Valasques , a leader of General Be
IS- nllla's army , was killed. The minister
in- tor at Tegucigalpa telegraphed this t
the state department today.
CITY OF CRAWFORD LOSES IN
FIGHT FOR $25,000.
SAY FORT WAS THERE FIRST
House Committee on Military Affairs
Says Original Settlers of Crawford
Should Have Gone Above Instead of
Below the Military Post.
Washington , Jan. 26. The house
committee on military affairs received
the minority report on the bill appro
prlatlng $25,000 to aid Crawford , Neb. ,
In securing a new water system and
after some discussion refused to adopt
the favorable report of the subcommittee
mittee and reported adversely against
the bill. In fact the full committee
struck out all after the enacting clause
and inserted the provision to abolish
It appears that several other cites
are complaining that their water sup
ply Is contaminated by the dumping of
sewage In the river by military posts
and if n precedent is set in favor of
Crawford all these other placet ; would
crowd In asking governmental aid. It
Is also cited that Fort Robinson was
established years before Crawford was
settled and the original settlers should
have gone above the fort and not have
Judge Kinkatd had a conference
with Senator Brown In regard to the
matter and the senator says he will do
everything In his power on his side ol
the capital , but really does not feei
J. E. Porter of Crawford , who has
been here several days In the Inter
ests of his city , left for Wilmington ,
Del. , upon business , but will return to
Washington In a few days to see if
anything can be done for Crawford in
The senate passed the Indian appro
priation bill adopting the amendment
of Senator Brown appropriating $1.500
to be used In looking after Indian mat
ters in Knox county.
Dakota Towns Want Land Office.
The four cities contesting for the lo
cation of a now land office to take the
place of Aberdeen , S. D. , had their In
nings before the commissioner of gen
eral land office. Judge Wltten , chief
of the law division , sat with Commis
sioner Dennet through the three hours
consumed. There are four cities seek
ing the land office Isabel , Tlmberlake ,
Mobridge and Mclutosu. Commission
er Dennet will take the claims of these
towns under advisement and probably
within the next two weeks will render
Representative Norris of Nebraska ,
the insurgent leader , and Representa
tive Burke of Pennsylvania clashed in
the debate on the raising of salaries
of federal circuit judges.
Norris Talks Like Socialist.
Mr. Norris said to Increase the pay
of these judges would have the effect
of elevating them to a higher station
In society with a resultant tendency to
"forget human rights and human lib
Mr. Burke said he deplored such an
argument as that advanced by Mr.
Norris. "There has been too much of
that kind of doctrine preached to the
American people , " he declared , "and
it ought to stop.
"We voted to raise our salaries as
congressmen $2,500 a year. Is any
man here willing to say an increase
has made us forget human rights and
human liberties ? "
Increase la Defeated.
Representative Bennett of New York
proposed to raise the circuit salaries
from $7,000 to $10,000 a year , but said
he was willing to accept an amend
ment offered by Representative Mann
of Illinois to fix the amount at $8,500.
Mr. Mann moved to make the circuit
court salaries $8,500. This was de
feated 124 to 152. The Bennett amend
ment fixing the salaries at $10,000 was
defeated 50 to 218.
WOULD MM THE GRAVE
News Reader Would Contribute to
Fund for Kaurt Stehr's Memory.
A prominent Stuart man writes The
News as follows :
"Nothing has harrowed my feelings
for many a day as have your stories ol
the abuse of poor little Kaurt Stehr.
His grave should "bo suitably marked
and If a fund should be raised by sub
scription for that purpose I would Hko
to have the privilege of contributing
The above letter is marked "private1
so that the writer's name can not be
given. The News believes that that
marking of the grave of the helpless
little martyr who went to a pauper's
grave in Norfolk Wednesday after
noon , a pitiful victim to sufferings
whoso story must wring tears from the
coldest eyes , would be a beautiful trlb
ute at the hands of an aroused public
The News , however , does not care to
be placed In the position of urging
contributions to such a fund , for the
reason that this paper would not care
for the responsibility of continuing tc
keep in the limelight a situation which
has already wrought up the people o
this community to an intense degree
As a passive agency at the service o
its readers , however , The News is will
ing to receive for a limited tlmo anj
subscriptions that the public may care
to make toward a mark for the grave
of little Kaurt-
M'CURDY ' AGAIN
UNABLE TO FLY
NOTHER STRONG WIND MAKES
Key West , Jan. 26. A strong wind
t-as blowing at daylight this morning ,
laklng J. A. D. McCurdy's attempted
eroplano flight to Havana luiprob-
IS CUT DOWN
BANK OF ENGLAND REDUCES
MINIMUM RATE FROM 4'/2 '
TO 4 PERCENT.
London , Jan. 26. After a prolonged
discussion the directors of the Bank
f England today reduced the dls-
ount rate fiom 4'/i to 4 percent ,
'his action was unexpected In view
f the present stringency In the mon-
jy market which recently hardened
> rlvate discounts. "Evidently the dl-
ectors weio guided to their decision
jy the fact that they have absolute
ontrol of the money market through
ime collections and will be able to
make the 4 percent effective.
When the bank returns are publish-
d the reserve probably will show a
good Increase. Discount rates at for
eign centers also are lower than In
Condon and there Is an appearance of
'orelgn gold demand. It is believed
hat Indian requirements are less
> resslng and probably 'this helped to
> ring down the minimum rate.
SIR GHARLESJILKE DEAD
Brilliant Member of British Parlia
ment Succumbs to Election Strain.
London , Jan. 26. Sir Charles Wentworth -
worth Dilke died today. The immedi
ate cause of death was heart trouble ,
though he had been In an enfeebled
condition since the present election ,
the strain of the campaign having af
fected him severely.
He went to the south of France to
recuperate , returning to London last
Saturday. Soon after reaching home
he took to his bed. Sir Charles had
represented the Forest of Dean divi
sion of Gloucester in parliament since
1892. lie was recognized as one of
the mobt brilliant minds in parliament ,
particularly In the domain of foreign
affairs and but for an old historic di
vorce scandal he probably would have
ticld the highest offices in the gift of
Ho was born in 1843 , was educated
at Cambridge and admitted to the bar
in 1863. Ho was under-secretary of
state for foreign affairs in 1880-82 and
president of the local government
board In 1882-85. Subsequently he
was a member of several royal com
missions and wrote extensively of na
tional and International political af
His wife , Katherlne , daughter of
Captain Arthur Gore Shell , died in
1874 and in 1885 Sir Charles mar
ried Emelia Frances , daughter of Major
Henry Strong and the widow of Mark
Pattlson , rector of Lincoln college ,
Oxford. It was during their engage
ment that the scandal involving Don
ald Crawford and his wife occurred.
Mrs. Pattlson , who was a beautiful
and talented woman , remained loyal
to Sir Charles throughout this trouble ,
She died as the result of a rupture
of a blood vessel on October 24 , 1904 ,
Pioneer Alnsworth Man Dies.
Alnsworth , Nob. , Jan. 26. Special tc
The News : James Hurless , an old
resident of Brown and Keya Pahc
counties , died at his residence In thl :
city at noon after an Illness datln
from Sunday ,
THOROUGH INQUIRY IS TO BE
MADE BY SUPERINTENDENT.
DEMAND FROM WEST - IS MET
Representative Martin Secures Action
on the Part of Federal Officials Da
kota Congressman Is In Sympathy
With Mall Clerks.
Washington , Jan. 26. Complying
with ( he request made by Representa
tive Martin of South Dakota , Second
Assistant Postmaster General Stewart
has decided to order a thorough in-
Inquiry to determine the cause for the
dissatisfaction existing among the rail
way mall clerks in the tenth railway
division , which comprises the Dakotas ,
Minnesota , a part of Montana , north
ern Iowa and Nebraska. The Investi
gation will be conducted by an assist
ant superintendent of the service de
tailed from one of the eastern di
Telegrams were received by Repre
sentative Martin from the South Da
kota senate , Governor Vessey and
other state officials demanding that an
Investigation be made. These were
laid before Second Assistant Stewart ,
who announced forthwith that an in
quiry would bo oidered.
Martin Discusses Question.
"I have preferred to let the depart
ment make this Investigation , " said
Representative Martin , "rather than
ask congress to make one. There is
no doubt that there is more dissatisfac
tion among the clerks in the tenth di
vision than in any other , and that
there is Justification for a large part
of it. My personal observations lead
me to support the demands made by
one state senate and our state officers.
1 am not disposed to prejudice In this
matter for or against anyone , and
therefore I am letting the department
make its investigation In the hope that
It will be righted. Should later developments
opments Indicate that the investlga
tlon is not effective in developing the
fuels I shall piesent a resolution for
the appointment of a committee of the
house or a Joint committee of both
houses to inquire into the matter , but
If the department keeps. Its promises
a congressional Inquiry will not be
needed. I hope It will not be neces
sary to resort to such a step. "
There appears to be a disposition
among some of the authorities to hold
Superintendent Perkins in nnr * respon
sible for the trouble in ' .he tenth dl-
MS-lon. This phase of the matter will
be Inquired Into bythe officials who
ll be assigned to the work of In
For Setting Homestake Fire.
Chicago , Jan. 26. Richard M.
O'Grady , accused of complicity In
causing the destruction by fire of the
Homestake mine In Deadwood , S. D. ,
left here In custody of Sheriff Frank
Noonan of Deadwood. O'Grady said
officials of the Western Federation of
Miners had interested themselves In
his case and he promised to employ
counsel for him.
No Confirmation of Accident.
New York , Jan. 26. No confirmation
of reports current during the early
hours that an explosion had occurred
on board the United States gunboat
Wheeling enroute from New York to
Guantanamo , Cuba , could be had from
any source this morning. Inquiry at
all the wireless stations in this neigh
borhood showed that no message col
lected even hinted at an accident of
any sort to the Wheeling had been
picked up , and reports from stations
up and down the coast were equally
lacking in confirmatory tidings.
FALLING WALL IN BLAZE AT
TROY , N. Y.f CARRIED MEN
Troy , N. Y. , Jan. 26. A falling wall
at a lire in the Boardman building
this morning carried several firemen
with It. Four men are believed to be
buried in the ruins.
NO VERDICT YET
IN SGHENK CASE
JURY RETIRES TO DELIBERATE
AT 9 O'CLOCK THURSDAY
" Wheeling , W. Vn.'Jnn. 26. The Jury
which Is passing upon the guilt or In
nocence of Mrs. Laura Farnsworth
Schenk for the attempt to poison her
husband , John O. Schenk , entered the
courtroom this morning and almost
Immediately proceeded to the Jury
room to again go over the case.
Judge Jordan was on hand and one
of the jurors Inquired If he might ask
a question in open court concerning
some of the evidence. He was told to
put it in writing and the court would
Mrs. Schenk closely scanned the
faces of the Jurymen as they filed out
of the courtroom. She looked much
better than when court closed last
night , for at that time she collapsed
and was quite ill after reaching her
cell. Soon after the jury returned it
announced its desire to communicate
with the court and it was called back
to the box. The foreman presented a
number of questions In writing.
They had to deal with the evidence
of Florence Coleman , a negro domes
tic who had been employed by the
John O. Schenk family and who had
testified regarding certain persons in
the house on given days. As the
court stenographer was ill today it
was necessary to find another steno
grapher who Immediately began going
through the notes and In search of
TO REGULATE ALASKA.
Bill Introduced by Mondell of Wyom
ing to Cover Conditions.
Washington , Jan. 26. The leasing of
coal lands In Alaska Is provided for In
a bill Introduced by Mondell of Wy
oming , chairman of'the house commit
tee on public lands. All lands contain
ing merchantable coal In Alaska are
to be reserved from all other disposi
tion. This will not prevent the loca
tion and patenting of coal lands val
uable for metalliferous minerals on
which the coal and the right to mlife
it are reserved to the government.
The measure will not apply In any way
to any rights or claims Initiated prior
to the passage of the bill.
All lessees or licenses are limited
to one lease or license with a maxi
mum of 3,200 acres. A rental charge
is made per acre and leases are not
to exceed thirty years on royalty ba
sis on from three to ten cents n ton.
Mining lessees are barred from mo
nopolizing coal trade mid from un
fairly or dlscrlmlnatlvely operitlng
wastefully and unsafely as to miners.
The government may take .ho coal
mined wherever found for the r.rmy ,
navy or revenue cutter service at a
price to bo fixed by the president and
suits are authorized in the United
States courts for violation of leases ,
A limited mining lease for municipal
corporation and individuals not ox
ceedlng 160 acres Is provided. Ol
the revenues 75 percent Is to go tc
the Alaska fund for road construction
schools and care of the insane.
The Interstate commerce law relatIng
Ing to railroad rates Is extended tc
TWO MASKED DANDITS HOLD UP
LOS ANGELES STREET CAR.
ROB 22 PASSENGERS , SHOOT 2
Yelling Like Indian Warriors and FirIng -
Ing Promiscuously , Two Desperadoes
Create Panic In Car Till One of
Them Is Wounded.
Los Angeles , Jan. 2G. Yelling llko
Indian warriors and tiring promiscu
ously from pistols In both hands , two
masked bandits boarded an Inbound
beach suburban car on the outskirts
of Santa Monica shortly after C o'clock
last night , and after robbing twenty-
two passengers and seriously wound
ing one of them , were routed and forc
ed to lice by a slnglo shot. Tills shot
wounded one of the robbers who , with
his companion , escaped in the brush.
One was captured when ho attempted
to take a car to como into the city for
medical treatment. His wounded
cheek betrayed him.
Harry L. Mitchell of Santa Monica ,
wounded in the fusillade , was shot In
the neck. The bandit who was shot
received the bullet in the cheek. HOP
bcrt Harlan , the man who shot him.
was struck by a bullet which fell harm
lessly into his vest pocket.
Over fifty persons were in the car
when the bandits swung aboard at the
Toklo station. With a yell they began
shooting through the roof and sides of
the car. Olio bandit ordered the mo-
loriuan to pass his cap through the car
collecting money and valuables. liar-
Ian said afterward ho had no thought
of resistance until ho saw Mitchell
fall out of his semt wounded.
Harlan drew his revolver under cov
er of tils coat and fired through the
Instantly the smaller of the two ban
dits reeled and lot his weapon fall. He
grasped an arm of his. companion and
both raced through the car to the front
and leaped off.
When captured ho gave the name of
Uoy Fox and said he was 19 years old.
AN EPIDEMICJEAR GROSS
About Thirty Cases of What Appear *
to Be Scarlet Fever.
Gross , Neb , , Jan. 26. Special to The
News : There has been an epidemic
around lierj for some time , about Uilr-
ty cases being reported. In pne cace
in particular where Dr. Alexander , the
local health physician , was called , he
pronounced the case scarlet fever.
The case was that of the W. H. Me-
The local doctor quarantined the
family , but Mr. McFarland , not being
satisfied with' the doctor's decision ,
desired more doctors to he called In
the case. So Dr. Zimmerman of Na-
per , Dr. Batty of Butte , Dr. Skolton of
Spencer , Dr. Ira of Lynch and Dr. Al
exander of Brlstow , who constitute the
Boyd county health board , examined
the case and pronounced It scarlet
fever , and they also sent for Dr. Wil
son , state Inspector of public health of
Lincoln , who arrived Monday after
noon. He and Dr. Alexander made a
trip here by auto to investigate the
Dr. Wilson diagnosed the case scar
let fever and also ordered the family
kept under strict quarantine for a few
FINDS LOST BROTHER.
Deadwood Man Is Now Feeling Happy.
Family Reunion Is Planned.
Deadwood , S. D. . Jan. 26. If a tip
he Is now following proves to be
conect , Amos Goodwin , for many
jear& past the switch tender at a
local Noithwestern railroad crossing ,
may soon successfully end a search
of a quarter of a century for n lost
brother. Goodwin and his brother
Oscar were born and raised on a farm
In Maine , but In youth the.v separated
to seek their fortunes , Amos coming
here thlrlv-t'\o yenis ago. but falling
to keep In touch with * . , . other mem
bers of his family , who quickly sc. t-
When he tiled twenty-n\e years
ago to relocate his brother , he was
unable to do so , but has kept up the
search unremlttedly. Recently he
heard that Oscar was engaged In saw
mill work In Seattle and he Is now
investigating and believes the Information
mation correct. He has located the
other members of his family and is
planning on an old time reunion.
AEROPLANE AFLAME IN MIDAIR.
Danish Aviator Descends in Time to
Avoid Serious Injury.
Copenhagen , Jan. 26. Svendens , the
Danish aviator , while flying in a Vol-
sin aeroplane discovered while at con
siderable height that his machine was
The first intimation he had of the
fact was when the spectators shouted
to him. At the outset he paid no at
tention to the cries which reached
him from the ground , but at last he
realized something was wrong and
looking around , saw flames bursting
from the framework of his aeroplane.
Descending as quickly as possible ,
ho reached the earth Just in tlmo to
avoid serious injury. The machine
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