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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NOUKOliK. NKUUASKA. KM DAY. I-'KIIWAKY 17. I'Ml '
8 O'CLOCK LAW
AMENDMENT INTRODUCED IS IN
NEBRASKA STATE SENATE.
TO ALLOW CITIES AN OPTION
The Amendment Provides That Au
thorities of a City of Over 5,000 Pop-
ulatlon May Extend Saloon Closing
Hour , Where Half the Voters Ask It.
Lincoln. Feb. 1C An amendment to
the 8 o'clock closing law was intro
duced In the senate thin morning by
Senator Hegan of Douglas to .Rive
cities the right to establish for them-
wolves a later hour for closing saloons.
The new section In the law reads ,
ntter specifying that It applies to any
city of the metropolitan class or any
city of the first class with more than
"The local legislative authorities
thereof , may , upon the presentation to
them of petitions asking for such ac
tion he taken signed by more than 00
percent of the legally qualified voters
of such municipality nt the last gen
eral election , change the hour limita
tion named from 8 o'clotk p. m. , to
any hour not later than 12 o'clock ,
This law would give Omaha , South
Omaha and u number of smaller cities
too right to establish for themselves a
later closing hour for the Belling of In
/ ' ThU amendment , if passed , would
f be effective In Norfolk.
HAS BIG FIRE
OAS EXPLOSION IN MEYER SEN
GEL STORE STARTS IT.
Lo- Angeles , Feb. 16. Fire that
broke out this afternoon from a gas
explosion In the basement of the
Meyer Seigel and company's dry goods
building on the west side of Broadway
between. Second and Third streets
spread rapidly and for a time threatened
oned a part of thq downtown retail
district. It Ilnally was placed under
control In the Byrne wilding , a largo
office structure. The loss Is estimated
NO ELECTION IN IOWA
Kenyan Has Fifty Votes , Deemer Falli
Down to Fifteen.
Dtis Molnes , Feb. 16. Today's ballo
on senator in the Iowa legislature wa :
as follows :
H. E. Deeraer 15 , Kenyon 50 , Porte
( democrat ) 53 ; absent , 4 ; necessarj
to elect , 77.
Favor Suffrage for Iowa.
Des Molnes , Fob. 16. The nous
committee on elections today recom
mended for passage the Joint resolu
tloa favoring woman suffrage.
John D.'s Illness Only Rumor.
New York. Feb. 16. At the office o
John D. Rockefeller here no credenc
wa. given to roporta current in flnan
cial circles that Mr. Rockefeller wa
eeriously 111 at Augusta. Ga. It wa
stated that Mr. Rockefeller was aliv
Augusta , Ga , Feb. 16. An Inquiry
nt the hotel where John D. Rockefel
ler is staying , brought the Information
that there was not the slightest foun
dation for the rumor that he was ill.
At 3:30 : o'clock this afternoon , Mr.
Rockefeller was out enjoying his us
ual automobile ride.
Claim Fraud in New Mexico.
Washington. Feb. 16. Declaring
that fraud and corruption were used
in the passage of the New Mexico con
stitution , appeal was made today to
President Taft by representatives of
the Anti-Saloon league , the W. C. T.
U and other interests to use his In-
tluence against the adoption of the
OMAHA VOTE SCANDAL.
Fraud Probe Discloses Many Irregu
larities Dead Men Are Voted.
Omaha. Feb. 16. Fraudulent regis
trations from the residence of Thomas
Pope. 016 North Fifteenth street , oc
cupied the attention of the legislative
Yelser received his tip on this "col-
onlzation" fraud from the man who
voted half a dozen colored men in the
named of dead negroes. The Inform
ant sent word through another. "Tell
Yelser.1' he said , 'that I did this trick
myself , but I am anxious to see the
whole rotten business cleaned up ,
though I don't yearn to be prosecuted
and shall keep In the background. "
The testimony of the morning
showed that the "tip" was a truthful
Thomas Pope , from whose home
half a dozen colored men registered
in the fifth precinct of the Third ward ,
testified that none of these men had
ever lived at his home. Pope had
teard of one of the men registered
from his home , but did not know
where he lived. The men registered
from the address In question gave the
names of William Robinson , H. J. Rob
erts , W. R. Weir , Charles Mitchell
Ole Smith and Abe Ward Of Charles
Mitchell. Pope had heard.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Chicago. Feb. 16. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
thu forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Snow or rain tonight and Friday ;
WAR M , ' COME
RELATIONS BETWEEN NATIONS
RUSSIA WILL SEND SOLDIERS
As a Demonstration Against Persist
ent Violation of the Treaty of 1881 ,
Russia Will Send Troops to Chinese
Frontier at Once.
London , Feb. 16. The relations of
Russia and China arc strained to the
Ilussla today notified the govern
ments of Great Britain , France and
Germany of her Intention to make a
military demonstration on the Russo'
Chinese frontier , owing to China's per
Hlstent violation of the St. Petersburg
treaty of 1881.
Russian troops will be sent forth
with to the district of III.
The extent of the demonstration , It
Is stated In the diplomatic note , will
depend entirely on the attitude as
sumed by China.
The vital questions Involved arc
fr e trade in Mongolia , the extra ter
ritorial rights of Russians in China
and the establishment of a Russian
consul at Keobdo , Mongolia.
AROUSED BY THIS BILL
PLAN TO ALLOW STOCK FREE
RANGE IN WINTER LAST
DAY FOR BILLS.
Pierre. S. D. , Feb. Ifi , The last day
for Introduction of bills In the house ,
save committee bills , brought forty
five new ones. Among them was one
which will start the homesteaders
west of the Missouri river going. Sut
tley would allow stock to range a
large under certain conditions , froir
December 1 to April 1. Many petitions
are out against any such measure.
Another of the new bills is by Wag
ner , changing from the present flat $2
license fee for automobiles to a grad
ed fee on power and size of machines
running from $3 up to ? 10. A bill wa
also presented providing for an elec
tion to submit the question of enlar&
ing Dewey county to extend It south
of Cheyenne river.
The house passed the Curtis senate
hill , which provides for publicity o
referred laws and constitutlona'
amendments through pamphlets in
stead of newspapers and the house bil
fixing the method of leasing stat
lands for agricultural purposes.
Whiting attempted to pass his bll
changing the methods of county or
ganizatlon over the veto of the gov
ernor but could not muster the re
The senate committee returned n
adverse report on S. F. 87 by Henault
who seeks to prevent a corporatlo
from excluding union labor from it
employment. A minority report wa :
returned , signed by Curtiss and Hitcli
cock , in favor of the measure. It wa
originally aimed directly at the Home
stake mine , but the minority repor
attempts to make it general in its aj
The senate has accepted the hous' '
good roads bill just as it passed Urn
body , and the state is now in shape t
take its first steps toward a rndlca
change in road making methods.
The house adopted the report of the
Investigating committee of the sol
diers' home , after a long discussion In
which the Indications were that the
bill to reorganize the board to drop
6ut old soldiers will pass.
ART STUDENT MAY
HAVE BEEN SLAIN
ITALIAN GOVERNMENT NOW SEES
, CRIME POSSIBILITY REWARD -
Rome , Feb. 16. The government
Is now inclined to fear the disappear
ance of Henry Lawrence Wolfe of
New York was the result of a crime
and today offered a reward for the
discovery of the missing art student.
TAFT TONAMETIMBER LAKE ?
That South Dakota Town Seems Slat
ed for Aberdeen's Land Office.
Washington , Feb. 16. It Is stated at
the interior department that nil pa
pers relative to the location of the
new land oflice In South Dakota have
been sent to the president. It is gen
erally believed that Timber Lake will
he chosen as the location of the oflice
when the transfer Is made from Aber
IF SENATE FAILS TO RATIFY CA
TAFT DELIVERS AN ULTIMATUM
The President Is Determined to Press
the Agreement Finance Committee
Will be Called This Week to Act on
the Proposed Measure.
Washington. Feb. 16. Rep
resentative Bennett of New
York , one of the republicans
who voted against Canadian
reciprocity today , introduced
In the house a resolution re
questing the president to en
ter Into negotiations with the
British government looking to
thu annexation of Canada.
The resolution was referred
to the committee- foreign
Washington. Feb. It- ! Failure of
the Canadian reciprocity agreement to
pass the senate will force President
Tuft to call an extra session , as the
administration Is determined to press
This declaration was made today by
enator Smoot of Utah , following a
onference at the white house with
le president. Senators Lodge and
.oot were also present.
Senator Smoot announced that the
enate would be given all opportunity
0 discuss the reciprocity measure and
McCall bill would not be delayed
1 any way. The Hunutor entertained
: ie belief that in the senate. however ,
no bill would meet obstructive tae-
: cs .
Shortly after the white house con-
crence ended , Senator Burrows , rank-
\K \ member of the finance committee ,
as closeted with the president. On
caving the white house he announced
hat he would call a meeting of the
ommittee either tomorrow or Sntur-
ay to consider the bill.
Washington , Feb. 1C. President
'nft ' may he compelled to designate a
eader to take charge of the admlnis-
ration interest in the fight over the
'eclproclty ' agreement in the senate ,
nd if he docs , the Indications are
hat he will select Senator Lodge of
The finance committee , to which the
McCall bill was referred when it was
: nessaged over from the house yester
day , Is lukewarm toward the measure ,
everal of the members will vote for
t , but It Is not anticipated they will
xlilblt any great enthusiasm.
There was speculation as to wheth
er the McCall bill would receive a ma-
ority vote in the committee. No
member Is inclined to delay procedure
n view of President Taft's great In
crest in the agreement.
To avoid seeming opposition to the
president's program , It was reported
there might be no vote in committee
Some senators are trying to have
the McCall bill reported without rec
ommendation , giving to the opponents
the right to prosecute their objections
on the senate floor.
By reason of the Illness of Senator
Hale it is not likely that a meeting of
he committee will bo held before Sat
irday , and perhaps not before Mon
NELIGH POPULATION 1,724
Commercial Club Enumerators Dig up
More People Than Uncle Sam.
Neligh , Neb. , Feb. 16. Special to
Thu News : The Neligh Commercial
club finds that Neligh has 1,724 pee
pie , as against 1,553 found by federal
census enumerators. This is the re
port of the committee :
To the Neligh Commercial Club :
We , your committee , report that we
have , in conjunction with Kersey
Johnson , S. D. Thornton , jr. , Frank
Skinner , J. C. Jenkins , F. G. Auringer
E. F. Best , L. E. Jackson. William
Wolfe , W. L. McAllister , Ralph All !
son , S. M. Hoff , Thomas Pexton , Ed
Mellck , and Harry Jackson , made a
careful house to house canvass of the
city of Neligh and find the population
to ho 1,724 persons.
Ninety-eight persons reside in the
strip annexed to the city and arc in
eluded in the above count.
Charles H. Kelsey. Joe McCalg , C
L. Wattles. J. W. Rice , J. W. Splrk
New York's Pure Food Bill.
Albany , N. Y. , Feb. 16. The bll
putting aside a month's limit on goods
in cold storage , but giving the state
superintendent of health power to
lengthen the time to one year , as
amended in the public health commit
tee of the assembly , will be reported
today. The amendments provide tha
any persons putting goods In storage
which have been once removed and ex
posed for sale shall be guilty of a mis
deemanor and that no person shal
sell for fresh food that which has been
for any length of time in cold storage
A LINCOLN BOY IS KILLED.
Another Fatally Injured as Result o
Street Car Collision.
Lincoln. Feb. 16. Emcrill Sherrow
aged 14 , Is dead and Clyde Pierce
about the same age. fatally Injured a
a result of a collision of a wagon In
which they were riding with a sub
urban street car last night
WEIL. IT *
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OLLIS STOCK YARDS BILL REPORTED -
PORTED FOR PASSAGE '
Lincoln , Feb. 16. The Omaha char-
er will be reported for passage by
ho house committee on cities and
owns at the next meeting of the
The committee considered the char-
er last nighl and , finding no opposi-
Ion to any of its principal provis-
ons , decided to recommend it for
The senate committee i municipal
ffairs decided to report the Lincoln"
harter for passage without changes.
The stock yards bill of Senator Ol-
lis will be recommended for passage
with slight amendments. The live
, tock and grazing committee of the
enato finished its hearing with a
ihort session and in spite of the ar
guments presented by Frank Ransom
and other representatives of the
lock yards , the committee supported
ho chairman and decided to do every-
hing possible to pass the bill.
The amendments suggested by Mr.
Ollis include a change in the penalty ,
naking it a misdemeanor rather than
felony to disobey the law and fix-
ng the penalty at a fine of $100 to
500 for the first offense , and ? 100 to
11,000 for the second. The provision
requiring that all stock much bo de-
ivered to the commission company
within an hour and n half from the
Ime of the arrival at the yards was
amended and a forfeit fixed for those
not complying with It.
The stock owner is to receive | 5
a car for every half hour's delay in
yarding over the hour and a half and
no yardage charge Is allowed when
: hero Is a delay.
Tanner of Douglas and Buhrman of
Hall were against the bill in com
mittee. Cox of Kearney and GUIs , the
: hnlrmnn , voted for It.
COOK IN VAUDEVILLE.
One of the Headliners In New York.
Faked Moving Pictures.
New York , Feb. 16. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook broke into vaudeville last
night at the Manhattan opera house ,
where , with the "Eight Original Ber
lln Madcaps , " he was one of the head-
In the first part of his act he wan
dered through some faked moving pic
tures and discovered the north pole on
the screen. Then he wandered through
a ten-minute speech full of bitterness
against the press , Peary and the
Arctic Trust. "
Death of Hubert McNamara.
Butte , Neb. . Fob. 16. Special to
The News : Hubert McNamara , the
0-year-old son of Mr. and Mra. J. M.
McNamara , died of diabetes at the St.
Peter and Paul's school. He was not
considered seriously ill until Monday ,
and had attended church the day be
fore. His parents were telephoned
and arrived a few hours before he
passed away. Mr. McNamara is well
known In Tripp county , being n leadIng -
Ing merchant of Carter , S. D. Hubert
hud been attending the convent here
and was an unusually bright and at
tractive boy. He will be burlpd at
Riot Among Famine Sufferers.
Victoria , B. C. , Feb. 16. Serious
rioting by thousands of famine strick
en refugees arrived nt Nauklng from
the famine district was reported by ar
rivals on the steamer Suverlc. The
hungry horde , more than a thousand
strong , broke Into the city January 24 ,
after having been massed outside the
walls. They raided the shops , carrying -
ing off everything eatable
THIS HOTEL CLERK
FIGHTS A BURGLAR
NEW YORKER GRAPPLES WITH
THUG AFTER BEING WOUNDED -
ED IN HAND.
New York. Feb. 16. With the aid of
a big revolver and the co-operation of
pals in a waiting automobile , a mask
ed bandit early today attempted to
hold up the clerk of the Hotel Fred
erick In West Fifty-sixth street , just
off Broadway , below Central park.
The attempt failed because Robert
G. Varnard , the clerk , grappled with
the bandit after the latter had fired
one shot and wounded him In the hand
and then the robber's revolver twice
missed fire when he tried to follow up
his first shot by two more at close
The bandit and his companions getaway
away in automobile without hav
ing got anywhere within reaching dis
tance of $400 in cash which had just
been placed In the hotel safe.
KNOX AND HILL
THEY JOIN HANDS IN SPEAKING
FOR THE CANADIAN
Chicago , Fob. 16. Secretary of
State Knox and James J. Hill joined
hands here last night In urging the
adoption by the United States of the
reciprocity agreement with Canada.
Both spoke at a banquet given by the
Chicago Association of Commerce , .it
which 1,000 persons , representing al
most every big commercial and indus
trial enterprise of the city as well as
commercial and municipal organiza
tions from a score of western cites ,
listened and applauded.
Secretary Knox related the history
of the trade agreements between the
countries from 1815 when Canada re
moved its differential duties against
the United States and placed It on a
par with Great Britain.
"The aim and purpose of the pres
ent proposed agreement Is to promote
better trade relations and to cement
and strengthen friendly Intercourse
between both nations , " he said.
"The scope of the agreement is
broad in principle and comprehensive
in detail. It seeks by providing fori
the freest Interchange of commodities
to prevent those manipulations and
speculative factions In prices harmful'
both to the pioducer anil the con-
Th < > agreement Is an c\jnipli > of1
constructive MaU-smansblp in contrast'
to many matters before congress. ae-
cord ins to Mr. Hill.
"It Id f.iahloned to lar o national
ends , " ho said , "and inspired by a pol
icy which tlio greatest mlmls In th *
country have approved. " >
American Syndicate Loses Out.
Tegucigalpa. Honduras. IV'i ' K.
Congress voted to reroiiit | | > r its ac
tion in voting a concession to an
American syndicate for the working'
of the Agalleca Iron depo itThe
vote was IS to 17. The aeneral opin
ion Is that the enterprise will be de
layed indefinitely unless greater com
pensation Is offered the government ,
Kansas Expects Locusts.
Lawrence. Kan. Feh li * Sevon-
teen-year locusts will visit Kansas '
within the next three months , accordIng -
Ing to Professor P. A. Glenn of the
department of entomology of the
University of Kansas. The locusts ,
ho predlctn. will appear first In the '
eastern part of the state , piohably
about the last of Ma > Seventeen 1
vears ago this spring K.uisai sunored I
a volution of the pest
CHAMP CLARK'S ' JOKE
AROUSED THE WORLD
HE DIDN'T MEAN TO STIR UP
JOHN BULL BY HIS JOCULAR -
Washington , Feb. 16. The semi-
jocular remarks which Champ Clark ,
the democrat speaker-to-be , made in
the house debate on Canadian reci
procity agreement that he believed
the stars and stripes would one day
float over the entire western hemis
phere , stirred up most unexpected
trouble. President Taft took occas
ion to write , to Representative Mc
Call , introducer of the reciprocity
bill , disclaiming and deprecating the
annexation talk , and to follow it up
with personal remarks even more em
phatic to his visitors.
The news that Mr. Clark's allusions
had created excitement in Canada
and in England occasioned great sur
prise and considerable amusement at
the ca"pltal. The man most surprised
of all was Mr. Clark himself.
Mr. Clark's entire speech on reci
procity was delivered In a half hum
orous , half taunting vein. The house
was in a gale of laughter most of the
time , In return for the laughs ho was
creating at their expense , some of the
republicans tried to turn tables on
Mr. Clark by chiding him with the
fact that ho might have President
Taft as an opponent for the demo
The humorous expression reflected
part of the debate. Part of the time
Mr. Clark was on his feet and gave
serious consideration to his remarks ,
regarding the possible annexation of
Canada. They regarded his state
ment in the nature of a compliment
to the Canadian people In that he
would bo glad to see the friendship
that exists at pret-eiit between the
Canadians and the United States in
the future so cordial that all might
homo day be under one Hag. There
was a further touch of facetiousness
to the debate when one of the repub
llcans asked Mr. Clark if he would
like to be the first president of the
magnificent union he was creating.
He replied with a bur-t of laughter
that he certainly would.
The excitement abroad is attrlbut
ed In part to the fact that several
English and Canadian newspaper cor
lespondents were present when Mr.
'dark j ' spoke. His remarks may have
i appealed to thorn a the most Impor
tant featuie of the story and have
been cabled accordingly In "skele
' tonizing" his remarks for cable pur-
'po ' es the semi humoious character of
'ihe I debate wa.entiiely lost sight of.
j ' Friends of the re * iprocit.v measure
wore Inclined to taK > the view that
'opponents ' ! of the agreement had sim
! ' ply seized upon ' * hnt was regarded
hoie ns an ontiiolj personal and
harmless statement to mnk * capital
against the ratification of the agree
i _ _ _ _
Clip Emperor's Wings.
Itorlln , Fob ] i . The commission o :
I the relchfitag further amended the
' government draft of the constitution
' proposed for Alsace-Lorraine , wholly
freeing the future state from the inllu
once of the emperor. The commission
i struck out the clause giving the em
peror the oNercNe of oxorutlve authorIty -
' Ity and substituted n provision for a
regent who would hold oflice for life
and be nominated by the emperor
| upon the proposal of the bundesrath.
The vote on the adoption of the
it was twenty-one to sit.
' Editor Leaves Beemer.
Beemer , Neb. , Fob li > Special to
The NewsH. . H Pease , editor of
the Beemor Times sobered his con-
1 nocUon with that paper and wiUmovc
to Stronibburg H-- formerly owned
tli' paper at that ptaie
( I , S , BUREAU
SENSATIONAL CHARGES AGAINST
EXPORTERS CLAIM FABRICATION
A Former Confidential Clerk In the
Department of Commerce and Labor
Is Quoted as Declaring Uncle Sam
Washington. Fob. 10. Sensational
charges wore made at the Pan-Amorl-
can ronunorclnl conference today that
the government bureau of statistics of
the department of commerce and labor
wan issuing misleading statistics on
the expott trade of the United States
Tin1 charges were mndo by Fiancls
J. Low of Now Yoik. who read an nf-
lldavlt made by a former confidential
clerk of the hut can.
Mr. Low , i ( 'presenting a number of
xpoil merchants of Now York , Inuno-
lately following a speech by O. P.
\tintiii , chief of the bureau of stalls-
tcs , announced that the exporters
vanted to know whether the bureau
till was Issuing misleading statistics
n the export trade.
lie then read an aflldavlt mndo in
907 by Charles S. Price , for tlirco
ears confidential clerk of the bureau ,
tating that while employed In the bu-
'can ' instructions were Issued In re-
ard to the export of manufactures
vhlch would tend to mislead manufac-
urors of the United States and the
iroof could be shown by referring to
chedule E , of the bureau , in which
aw materials are described as "whol-
y or partly manufactured" and which
nado a tremendous difference in the
described exports of manufactures
Mr. Low said export merchants
wanted to know whore all the exports
noted by the bureau were going ,
teamship companies , he added , wore
withdrawing vessels from their sor-
ice and the issuance of charters to
hips had fallen off.
Mr. Austin denied the accusation ,
isserting the full summaries of the
bureau gave accurate and detailed In-
ormation. Ho added that he would
ater issue a statement in reply.
FIND ARNOLD GIRL'S JEWELS.
She Pawned Them In a Boston Shop
During Her September Visit.
Boston , Feb. 1C. Dorothy Arnold ,
ho New York girl who has been
nibsing since December I' ' , pawned
icr watch , rings , neck chain and
bracelet , valued at more than 1500 ,
.vhile she was on her week's visit to
Boston in September , according to
nforinatlou given out heie. Miss Ar-
: iold took the articles to a Boston
street pawnshop and received about
one-tenth their value , giving her full
name and address , (
The articles were pledged on Sep
tember 23 and the Arnold family
were notified of the fact as soon as
ho announcement was made that
ho girl was missing. About the mid
dle of December It was said Miss Ar-
lold's brother , John W. Arnold , came
to Boston , Identified the articles as
his sister's and ordered the store
keeper to refuse to redeem them
when the checks were presented and
o notify the police instead , holding
any person who should present the
hecks. The articles are still in the
POPE PIUS X HAS
FAIRLY GOOD NIGHT
TEMPERATURE ONLY HALF DE-
GREE ABOVE NORMAL.
Rome , Feb. 16. i'ope Plux X , who
s experiencing an attack of influenza ,
had a relatively calm night and ear
ly today his temperature was found
to have fallen during the night from
100 to 99 , only half a degree above
Dr. Petacci , private physician to
his holiness , visited the sick chamber
this morning and remained u long
time. Ho considers that the disease
Is taking its normal course.
Dr. Ettoro Marchlafavu , consulting
physician to the pope , has not been
called Into the case yet and this fact
seems to indicate that the illness Is
not serious. The patient , however , Is
having some Inconvenience because
of a congestion of the bronchltlul
tubes , with some difficulty In breath
ing and increased respiration.
RATE IS REDUCED
BANK OF ENGLAND CUTS RATE
FROM 4 TO 3'/2 ' PER-
London , Feb. 16. The Bank of
England today reduced Its rate of
discount from 4 to 3i percent.
This action -was anticipated owing
to the continued easy money market ,
the lower discounts here ns well ns
In continental centers and the im
proving hank reserve
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