The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, April 14, 1911, Image 1
THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL. , . . . NOllKOLK NKHHASKA. KKIDAV. A1MUL II. 1M11 W , A , TAWNEY ENDS HIS LIFE PIERCE COUNTY PIONEER , BROTH ER OF EX-CONGRESSMAN. HANGS HIMSELF IN HIS BARN Temporary Insanity Is Believed to fflL Have Been the Cause of the Deed. Tawney Owned Quarter Section of Land and Had No Enemies. Pierce , Nob. , April 13. Special to The NOWH : W. A. Tawnoy , a pioneer of Plorco county and a brother of ex- CongrosBinan James Tawney of Min nesota in whose behalf President Taft made hlu famous Wlnona tariff speech a year ago last fall , committed sul- cldo last evening on his farm three miles west of Osmond by hanging. The man was In good circumstances , owning a tine quarter section of land. He IB not known to have worried about anything. Temporary insanity , the coroner's Jury said , was the cause. A brother In Saunders county , Neb. , 4 > ndcd his life in identically the same manner ten or twelve years ago. Tawnoy tied a rope to a rafter and' ' jumped off. Ho leaves a wife and three eons , ranging from 12 to 16 yearn of ago The man had no en emies , so far as known. He was in sured in the Modem Woodmen lodge and was a church uiuuiber. The father lives in Saunders coun ty , near Wahoo A brother , R. A. Taw- ney , formerly of Pierce , is now en gaged in sheep ranching at Grand Junction , Cole , on an extensive scale. Tawnoy was 4Ii years old. Ho was considered a splendid citizen and n highly intelligent man. At times , however , ho was moody. RESUME INQUIRY ON LORIMER FUND EDWARD TILDEN AND FORMER SENATOR HOPKINS BEFORE PROBE COMMITTEE. Springfield , 111. , April 13. Edward Tlldon , president of the National Pack ing company , and former United States Senator Albert J. Hopkins are expected to bo the principal witnesses oefore the senate bribery committee when the hearing Is resumed this af- ternoon. It was learned that several lawyers for Chicago packing interests and of' ticials of several Chicago banks arc now in Springfield expecting to be x-allod before the committee. The line of investigation today is expected to lead toward the identity of the ten individuals of corporations which are charged with raising the $100,000 fund said to have been used to elect Senator Lorlmer. BABY'S ' THRILLING ESCAPE House Blew Away But Little Tot Wat Found Under the Stove. Horton , Kan. . April 13. The mosl thrilling escape of last night's atom was that of a 2-year-old son ot Mr and Mrs. J. II. hays , who reside it Reserve. The baby was blown awaj with the house , as were other mem bora of the family. After the house had been carried some distance it w& torn to pieces. As quickly as possibh members of the family began to conn * noses and found that they wore al ' present but the baby. Then a searcl was made of what ruins of the house 4 remained. The child could not b < found and his mother gave him up fo lost. Then a cry waa heard and , ly Ing under a heavy kitchen stove , whicl still remained on its legs upon a smal fraction of flooring , the child wa : found. He was uninjured. An 8-car-oId child of Hays has i broken arm , but otherwise the mem t > ers of the family are uninjured. It Is believed damage in the stern district in northeast Kansas ma ; reach $75,000. 8RAKEMAN SHOT BY ROBBEF Bandit Boards Train and Uses Re volver When Brakeman Resists. Syracuse , Kan. , April 13. An uc known man boarded Santa Fe passer ? er train No. 5 as it left here at o'clock this morning. He was heavil armed and pointed a revolver at th conductor , E. B. Rellloy , and Brake man O'Leary. He robbed both met obtaining only a small sum. When h attempted to rob the passengers Rci ley made a show of resistance an was shot twice through the shoulde oy the bandit. The man then steppe the train and jumped off. A posse I searching for the robber. Rellloy , wh lives here , was taken to the compan hospital at Lajunta , where it is roper ed ho will probably recover. COUNTY OPTION IS BEATEN. SHI Meets Defeat In the Illinois Le < Islature. Springfield , 111. , April 13. The coui ty option bill was defeated today by vote of 80 to C3 in the house. By vote of 64 ayes to 80 nayes the "wel bill , repealing the present townshl local option law was defeated. Met : bars who on the former roll call o posed county option , switched whe the roll call was reached on the "wel bill and by their action leave the pre ent law on local option unchanged. CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER Maximum 70 Minimum 44 Avi-rago 57 Huromotcr 29.80 Ilaliifall 33 Chit-ago. April 1.3 The bulletin is sued by the Chicago station ot the United States weather bureau gives the forecast for Nebraska as follows : Fair and continued cool tonight ; Friday fair , with wanner tonight. TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECTIELECTION POPULAR ELECTION OF SENAT- ? , RS COMING UP TODAY. TO Pu ° JBLICITY BILL , TOO These Party IVu 'of > Are t. , . be Rushed Through tru House In Order to Get Out of the Way of the , Cana dian Reciprocity Measure. Washington , April 13. The passage of a resolution for direct election of senators with many republican votes in its favor will bo accomplished In the house before the end of today's session. This fact became apparent before debate on the resolution had proceed ed far. Democrats were united In its favor. While the republicans would have preferred to amend 1J. so as to assure control of the elections by con gress , many of them announced their purpose to vote for the resolution. Representative Sims of Tennessee offered an amendment providing for the recall of senators when they did not carry out the wishes of a state but the determination of democratic leaders to allow no amendments pre vented. Former Speaker Cannon declared lit could not vote for the Rucker resolu tion because It robbed congress of Its control over elections of senators and , he further believed , of members of the house. Chairman Rucker's committee voted ed yesterday to report the popular elections bill favorably , as it did also the bill providing for ante-election publicity of campaign contributions Passage of the former bill today wouli mean that the latter measure also would be put on its pasa ; ; o. The house leaders did not anticipate much opposition to these party meas ures and no attempt was looked for from any democrat to impede the rap id lire program outlined by the ways and means committee. This commit tee has approved both bills and is dp- slrous that they be out of the way ol the Canadian reciprocity bill , which will bo called up tomorrow. When the senate resumed today af' tor two days' recess there was little before it. Senator Rayner was ex pected to address the upper house on the Mexican situation. After a brlel session adjournment was looked foi until Monday. NO WAR WITH JAPAN. The Mexican Situation Is Discussed or Floor of the Senate. Washington , April 13. The move ment of troops to the Texas bordei was referred to in the senate for the first time today by Senator Rayner Ho upheld President Taft and , appar ently speaking of the stories thai Japan's seeking a secret treaty wltl Mexico was the basis for the move ment , said he thought there would be no trouble with Japan. At the conclusion of Mr. Rayner' ; address Senators Lodg6 and Cullen took occasion to confirm the Mary land senator's statement regarding the improbability of a misundorstandini between the United States and Mex Ico. Ico."I "I have examined the official corre spondcnce with care and I have bcei unable to discover any allusion t < Japan , " said Mr. Lodge , "and , so fai as I am able to judge , the press re ports are mere fabrication. " Confessing Ignorance as to the mo live * for the circulation of these re ports , he expressed the opinion tha there wore strong Interests back o them. Saying that he , too , had examine ) > the Mexican correspondence , Senate Cullom expressed the opinion , "tha there Is no truth in the reports in volvlng Japan. " e Presidential Nominations. Washington , April 13. Nomination sent by President Taft to the senat today include the following : Ambassador to Turkey , Wm.V Rockhill. Ambassador to Russia , Curtis Guild Jr. Pension agent at Topeka , Kan. , Al ram W. Smith. Postmaster , Kansas City , Mo. , Jt soph H. Harris. FREE-FOR-ALL AT A FIGHT. Jfuskogee , Okla. , April 13. "Knocl out" Brown of Chicago knocked on Joe Gorman of Muskogee In the flft round of a scheduled twenty-roun bout last night. A spectator , dlspleai cd at the result , whipped out a r < volver and fired at the celling. None ono was hurt. After the shot was fired , the spei tators indulged in a free-for-all fight. Brown and Gorman , their manager and the referee were arrested , charge with disturbing the peace. MANY KILLED BY TORNADOES KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA IN THE PATH OF GREAT STORM. NUMBER OF DEAD IS UNKNOWN Wires are Down in the Storm Stricken Territory and Definite Information Is Hard to Get Many Houses Over turned by the Wind. Independence , Kan. , April 13. A rumor coming over the private wires of an oil company here at 9 o'clock tills morning , fuild the town of ISIg Heart , Okla. , was almost completely wiped out by yesterday's Uu-midc and that twenty-eight persons are missing there. The Earlier Reports. Kansas City , Mo. , April 13. Twenty- four persons are reported dead , at least a hundred Injured , two towns practically swept away , scores of buildings demolished and thousands of dollars worth of property damaged as the result of a tornado that raged in Kaunas and Oklahoma yesterday. The tornado was accompanied by rain , hall and lightning. Many build ings were struck by lightning and burned. Western Missouri was visited od by a rain and hail storm , but this was not in the main path of the tor nado. Telegraph and telephone wires were rendered useless in the worst stricken sections and it is probable that the complete report will show the death list and property damage much greater than they now appear. Seven Hurt at Joplin. Joplin , Mo. , April 13. Seven per sons were seriously injured , many oth crs experienced narrow escapes , and property damage of many thousand dollars was inflicted , and telegraph telephone and interurban railway ser vice was damaged for several hours bj a wind storm that swept the mining district in four minutes last night. T. J. Welton was picked up by the wind in the heart of the Joplin bus ! ness section and carried ten feet Into the air and blown along the entire length of a city block , being deposited in the hall of a building. His right leg was broken and he is believed to have suffered internal injuries. The Storm In Kansas , Topeka , Kan. , April II ! . George M. Scott , an Atchisun , Topeka & Santa ' "o engineer , who was in Eskridge at lie time of the storm , pays at least ifteen houses were blowa down. After ho left Eskridge , says Scott , 10 could see the tornado sweeping icross the country for a distance of en miles overturning houses , barns and sheds in its path. He heard of no ono being killed In Eskridge. Benjamin R. Esch , a fireman in Scott's engine , was blown from the cab window and hurled across the street. The only injury ho sustained was a slight cut on his head. While Mrs. Ray Garnum of Pow- mttan was sitting in her house , the storm sent the greater part of the building over her head. She was but slightly hurt. Eskridge is twenty-five miles south of Topeka. The storm struck there shortly before 4 o'clock. The high school building was blown down and Lwenty students were injured. A wo man and a child were killed at Pow- hattan. Mrs. David Stone , wife of a farmer living near Whiting , was swept from the steps of her homo into a neigh bor's yard half a mile away. She was picked up dead. An interrupted telephone message from Netawaka says several persons were injured there. St. Joseph , Mo. , April 13. The St. Joseph & Grand Island depot and box cars at Manville , Kan. , were blown over by a tornado. A farm house was also wrecked and ono child killed , ac cording to information received by the Grand Island offices here. Telegraph and telephone wires are down and particulars are hard to get. Six per sons were injured when the tender of a St. Joe & Grand fsland passenger train jumped the track at Balloyvlllo , Kan. , and the baggage car and smok er were thrown into the ditch. None r of those Injured arc in a serious con dition according to the railroad offi cials. Boy Killed at Hiawatha , Kan. Topeka , Kan. , April 13. A telephone - phone message from Hiawatha says a schoolhouse was destroyed there and an 8-year-old boy named Pelton killed , Two barns were struck by lightning and destroyed. Two Dead at Cheetah , Okla. Cheetah , Okla. , April 13. Ono man and a child were killed in a tornadc twelve miles south of Cheetah yester day afternoon. The Course of the Storm. ' St. Joseph , Mo. , April 13. Reports received at the United States weath er station state that the tornado start ed near Nethawaka , Kan. , about sto miles west of Horton. A northwest ! } course was pursued by the funnel shaped cloud. It passed near Ger mantown on the Rock Island railroad and Baker on the Missouri Pacific making its way from there to Man ville , twenty-five miles from the start Ing point. Much farm property. In rinding residences and barns , is re GENTLE SPRING ! TO &UY TAIN J pern- rue ( Oopjrrlcht. 11L ) Spring Tlm ! Mouse Cloinlng Tim * . ported destroyed but so far the only death reported is that of a girl in a schoolhouse near Manville. The course of the storm from Man- vlllo has not been reported here , all the wire communications being cut off. Did Not Hit Whitney , Kan. Kansas City , Mo. , April , 13. When wire communication with Whiting , Kan. , was restored this morning it de veloped that last night's storm did not strike that town as lirst reported , but passed through the farming country on both sides of Whiting. Four Killed at Meeker , Okla. Meeker , Okla. , April IP. . Four per sons were killed in a tornado that vis- ted this city. A score of houses were wrecked. Many miles of telegraph iml telephone wires \\ere torn Oown. The Storm Hits Sioux City. Sioux City , April 1" . A storm ac companied by hail , rain and lightning struck Sioux City at 3 o'clock yester- Iny afternoon and for llfteen minutes raged with unabating fury. Several plate glass windows were blown in , signs torn down and chimneys wreck ed. One house was struck by light ning , but no one was injured. During two minutes of the gale the wind blew at the rate of ninety miles au hour. Havoc at Lawrence , Kan. Lawrence , Kan. , April 13. Two people ple were killed , scores of houses de stroyed and the streets piled high with debris by a tornado which struck Lawrence - renco at 8 o'clock last night. Only a rough estimate of the- dam age can bo made but the loss is esti mated at $ lfiO,000. The known dead are : Mrs. Joe Sullivan , f > 5 years old , and a negro woman , employed on the farm of Claude Doubleday , two miles west of this place. Four more deaths have been reported but the rumors cannot bo confirmed. A do/en persons were more or less seriously injured. When the storm was at its height thirty prisoners in the county ail at tempted to escape and after firing their way through corridor were forc ed to return to their cells at the points of revolvers held by deputy sheriffs. The Chicago fast mail train on the Atchlson , Topeka and Santa Fe rail road missed the tornado only by a few seconds. Before reaching Lawrence , the engineer saw the funnel-shaped cloud and started a race to got out of Its track. As the train pulled into the depot here the storm passed a few hundred yards to the rear of the train. The Storm in North Nebraska. An ugly looking sky overcast Nor folk at 5 o'clock. Rain and hall fol lowed , but the storm did not reach the fury here that it did in some of the towns of this section. A POT OF GOLD IS FOUND. Iowa City , la. , April 13. An iron pot holding J445 In gold pieces was exhumed in John D. Relchardt's col lar yesterday. A skull was found near by. It is believed the money was buried by a pioneer , who died there after escaping from Indians in the early days of Iowa. Reichardt was a former Omaha merchant. AMPUTATE ARM OF THE YOUNG HUNTER Clearwater. Neb. , April 13 , Special to The News : Leo Livingstone , the young fellow who was accidentally shot Saturday afternoon while huntIng - Ing ducks east of town , was operated on yesterday by Drs. Hlldebrand & Hall of this city and Dr. Conory of Nellgh. His left arm was amputated just above the elbow. At the present time he is doing as well as could be expected PURE DRUG LAW TESTED IN COURT LEGAL BATTLE OVER DRUGGIST'S RIGHT TO GUARANTEE A CURE. Washington , April 13. The llrst big legal contest arising out of the passage of the pure food and drug act of I'JOC had the right of way today in the supreme court of the United States. The government was making a last effort to sustain its claim to the right to prosecute criminally per sons who labelled drugs or medicines witli false statements about the cura tive properties of their preparations. Tlie point arose in the United Sta-tes district court in western Missouri where an indictment against Dr. D. u. Johnson was quashed on the ground that the act did not apply to false statements about the curative prop erties of drugs , but only to false statements regarding the Ingredients. Dr. Johnson was charged with having sold interstate commerce drugs which ho stated would euro cancer , but which the government claims "were entirely Ineffective and worthless ( or that purpose. " It is claimed , by Johnson that if the law is to be Interpreted as forbidding a statement about the curative prop erty of drugs the act is unconstitu tional. Such statements are defended as mere forecasts concerning a future event. Denial is made that they should bo regarded as statements of facts. Physicians throughout the country would bo in extreme peril , it is considered by Johnson's attorneys , and would hazard the risk of criminal prosecution by giving any written opinion to their patients or any pro phesy as to what it was intended to accomplish where it should become a matter of interstate transportation If the indictment against Johnson were allowed to stand. Solicitor General Lehmann , in a brief for the government ho has Just filed with the court , says that a study of the act shows that congress had in mind striking at false statements re garding the . remedial qualities of drugs. He defends the law as consti tutional when interpreted to forbid such statements. j Ho denies that the law so interpret ed would reach any physician in tie ! practice of his calling. He declares that the act does not deal with man- . tal healing , with cures by faith or ! prayer , or Christian Science , but "with practices. " S. Q. MAYEU. IGNORANT OF HIS DEATH _ Ewlng Woman Has Not Yet Been Told That Her Husband is Gone , Ewlng , Neb. , April 1.3 Special to The News : The funeral of Harry Stanton was hold yesterday afternoon. Business houses were closed. Mrs. Stanton who is in an Omaha hospital has not yet been informed of her hus band's death. WINE GROWERS ARE STILL ON RAMPAGE Epernay , Department of Marne , France , April 13. Despite the fact that the department of Manie is n vast armed camp with infantrymen and dragoons blvouaced throughout the night at almost every village in the champagne district , rioting broke out anuw today and the tlamo of an ger and vengeance continues to s > ueep the grape-growing region. At Vinay the rioters hastily threw up barricades with barrel cases am debris of all sorts and succeeded h holding back the advancing troops wbilo another group of manifestants armed with torches , entered the vast champagne depot. The mob smashed all the bottles of champagne they could find , wrecked the wine presses and then set flro to the buildings. Women were foremost in the work of destruction , chanting snatches of revolutionary airs and urging on the men. When the troops reached Vinay the women lay down on the roads and defied the cavalry to rldo over them. Eventually the troops succeeded in getting control of the situation and dispersed the maulfestants. At dawn many places in the wine growing districts showed the horizon darkened by the smoking ruins of wine depots , burned during the night. At the same time exploding detonators summoned additional wiuo growers to the different rallying points for the people to resume their march of de struction. The government officials claim that the sacking and burning of wine prop erty is being led by criminal ele ments which are flocking into this region from other districts. The police at daylight this morning proceeded to Ay where a conflagra tion started by incendiaries threaten ed for a time last night to destroy the entire village and made twenty ar rests ajnong the ringleaders among the manifestants. Who's Who In Norfolk S. G , Mayor , successful Norfolk clothing merchant , was born in New York City on June 1C , I860. His father - ther , David Mayer , wna a prominent shoe merchant of the metropolis. After - ter graduating from the public schools Mr. Mayer went to Indlanola , la. where at the age of 17 he was em i loyed In his brother's clothing store I hn'o years later he went to Sac City , l. > and after six months' experience In a clothing store he went to Lincoln where ho entered the employ of Mayei Bros , for th" > t > years , after which lie went to Ho'M'ge , where he went tntc business f himself with a partner to whom hy later sold out. Twentf fears ago Mr. Mayer came to Norfolk from Holdroge and engaged in the clothing business in the Mafil bloik , whore-ho htill conducts the Stai clothing store business. He is one o Norfolk's most successful business iiie-n. Ho was a director of the Com morclal club for a number of years helping to reorganize the club a fv years ago. RECIPROCITY REPORTED IN COMMITTEE ENDORSES CANADIAN - DIAN PACT MEASURE. FAVORABLE REPORT ON TARIFF Both These Mennurea Get Approval In the Committee Some Opposition on the Canadian BUI Develop * When the Measure Is Reported. Washington , April 13. The Cana- llan reciprocity bill Introduced yontor- di\ ; \\IIH repot ted favorably to the liouae today by the new waya and means committee. The committee also passed favorably on the free list tariff measure , but will not report it until tomorrow. The Canadian reciprocity bill wa taken up first by the committee and after a brief discussion Representa tive McCall , its sponsor in the Sixty- first congress , moved that It bo ap proved. This was done without division. The free bill , however , wan not unanimously approved , the vote on It In the committee having been a strict ly party vote , the democrats favoring it and the republicans voting solidly against it. The reciprocity bill will be called up tomorrow for discussion. Opposi tion to the hill from the same repub licans who opposed It in the last BOH- slon developed when the measure was reported. Representative Dalzoll of Pennsylvania asked the privilege of filing a minority report. This report 'will be made within a few days and will be signed by several members of the committee. Senate Adjourns Till Monday. Washington , April 13. Giving no tice that it would be Impossible to complete the reorganization of the- senate committees before this week. Senator Gallinger today moved that when the senate adjourned , it shall bo until next Monday. The motion was adopted. Would Prohibit Grain Futures. Washington. April IS. Rcpresenta tive Macon of Arkansas today intro duced a bill making unlawful inter state or foreign buying or selling or otherwise dealing in futures in agri cultural products or commodities of any kind whatsoever. The bill would prohibit tiio receipt , delivery or trans mission of Interstate or foreign mes sages sent by telegraph , telephone or mail , if such messages are in connec tion with dealing in futures In agri culture products. A BEATRICE MAN KILUDJJNDEB AUTO FRANK J. KIMBALL DEAD , TWO OTHER MEN MAY NOT RECOVER. Beatrice , Is'rb. , April 1.1. Frank J. [ vimball , a wealthy laundry owner , was [ tilled and three men were injured , , wo seriously , when an initomobtlo turned turtle at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon two and a half miles south of this city. E. P. Mumfort and Walter Meyers are in n serious condition. A. M. La- valle was slightly hurt. The homes of all four are in Beatrice. The party left Beatrice at 1 o'clock for Wymore and started home about 3:30 : o'clock. Mr. Kimball was driv ing the car. After the machine left a small culvert it ran in a sideway man lier into an embankment on the east pldr of the road and turned over twice , burying the occupants underneath It Mr. Kimball was instantly killed , Ills head being crushed. The other three men were pinned under the car , where they wore found by William Hogben. who was on his way from Omaha to Sallna , Kan. , in a touring car. Help was summoned and the in jured men were removed from the wreckage and taken to town In am bulances. KImhall'H body was found lying face downward in the middle of the road about a rod away from the car. car.Meyer's Meyer's left leg Is crushed and ho is injured internally. Mumford sus tained an injured spine and several Internal injuries. Lavalle escaped with an ugly contusion on the side of his face and a broken hand. It is feared Mumford and Meyers cannot recover. Henry Coleiuan , a farmer who lives near the scene of the accident , said that when the party passed his place the car was running very rapidly. it is supposed that when the car struck the culvert Mr. Kimball lost control of it. Mr. Kimball purchased the car , which is a Stearns , at Omaha last Sat urday and he told his friends before leaving the city that lie intended to test the speed of the machine on the trip. Ho took great pleasure In mak ing trips about the country with hla friends. Mr. Mumford is in the real estate business hero and Lavalle and Meyers are engaged in the liquor business la tills city. Many residents of Beatrice visited the scene of the accident soon after it occurred and assisted in car ing for the injured. The coroner decided that an Inquest was not necessary.