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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS.JOURNAL ,
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NOUFOIA' NKHKASKA. KKIDAY. MAY 1 ! ) 11)11. )
NOW Ah'l ,
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FILES A
NEW ANTITRUST SUIT.
SENSATIONAL CHARGES MADE
THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER SAID
'TOBE HELPLESS !
AGAINST RETAIL CONSPIRACY
Attorney General Wlckersham Alleges
"Undue" and "Unreasonable" Re
straint of Trade by Ten Organiza
tions and About 150 Individuals.
New York. May 19. Sweeping
charges of a gigantic conspiracy to
maintain high prices , to blacklist concerns -
corns not regarded as "proper" trade ,
and to violate generally the Sherman
anti-trust law , are made In ti govern
ment suit llled by Attorney General
Wlckorshnm In the United States
court hero today against the so-called
Ten trade organizations and more
than 1C > 0 Individuals are named as de
fendants In this suit , which may bo
the first of several planned by the de
partment of justice against commis
sions of retailers In staple commodi
ties and the necessaries of life to pre
vent the ultimate consumer from buy
ing anywhere except from local re
At Mercy of Retailers.
The government's suit Is replete
with sensational allegations and It is
asserted that builders and consumers
of lumber the country over are at the
mercy of the retailers' organizations
in different sections of the United
The suit filed today Is against the
Eastern States Detail Lumber Deal
ers association , which Is the central
body of nine local organizations cov
ering live states , the District of Colum
bia and the cities of Baltimore and
Conforms to New Ruling.
This Is the government's llrst anti
trust suit conforming to the supreme
court's Standard Oil decision in that
it alleges "rfnduo" and "unreasonable"
restraint of trade of the consumer of
It is the evident purpose of the pica
to confine the charge largely to that
feature , small stress being placed on
the restraint of trade among the coiv
Attorney General Wlckersham and
his special assistant , Clark McKor
clier , have devoted more than a year
gathering the evidence ou which to
day's suit is based. The evidence in
cludes copies of the alleged agree
ments , blacklists and reports of the
various organizations branding whole
ealo and retailers who have dared tc
violate the rules of the association ac
"poachers , " "mavericks , " "scalpers,1
and' "illegitimate dealers" to whom
"short shift" must be applied.
The defendants named in the suit
and who are alleged to have conspired
among themselves and with the assist
ance of National Wholesale Lumber
Dealers association have prevented
wholesalers from selling directly 01
indirectly to consumers are :
The Defendant Companies.
The Eastern States Retail Lumbei
Dealers association , a Now York cor
poration with ofllces at No. 18 Broad
The New York Lumber Trade asso
elation of Now York City.
The Building Material Men's asso
elation of Westchester county , N. Y
The Lumber Dealers association o
The Massachusetts Retail Lumbei
The Lumber Dealers association o
- Rhode Island.
The Retail Lumbermen's assoclatloi
The officers and directors , trustee :
and members of the above are namei
ns individual defendants as well a ;
the officers and directors and member
of the following three voluntary 01
The New Jersey Lumbermen's Prc
The Retail Lumbermen's nssoclatlo
The Lumber Exchange of the Dli
trict of Columbia.
The government asks for a permi
nent injunction restraining the defei
dants from continuing the consplrac
A Plan of Blacklisting.
The government charges in brie
that by an elaborate system of blacl
listing , not only individual consumer
but some of the largest industrial co
porations Imvo been prevented froi
dealing directly with wholesalers. B
alleged unlawful agreements and acl
it is charged that all competition ft
the trade of the contractor , the bull
ers , the manufacturers of finished lur
ber products and the individual coi
sinner has been thrown entirely Inl
the hands of the retailers , in the eas
orn states , the Retail Lumber Dcalei
association and its constituent organ
The government's bill alleges that I
sonio localities the wholesaler selllr
to a consumer has either been heavl !
fined or expelled from the orgnulz
Cost of Living Involved ,
Ofllclals of the department of Ju
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Chlcngo , Mny 10. The bullotln IB-
Bilod by tlio Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Friday ;
cooler tonight and cast portion Sat
tlco regard the null as the most Im
portant In principle of any yet under
taken by the government against al
leged conspiracies said to affect the
cost of living. It Is believed that
should the courts uphold the govern
ment's contention that it Is a violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law to pre
vent the ultimate consumer from buy
ing direct from the producer , other
suits will bo started against commis
sions of retailers alleged to bo In con
trol of the marketing of ninny of the
commodities of life.
NEGRO JOHNSON IS
HANGED AT LINCOLN
OMAHA SLAYER OF HENRY
FRANKLAND PAYS PENALTY -
ALTY AT 214. !
Lincoln , May 10. Special to The
News : Thomas Johnson was hanged
at the penitentiary today at 2:14. :
Job -son , an Omaha negro , murdered
Henry Frankland In Omaha October
10 , 1900 :
MAKING RAIDS ON .
N , Y , GAMBLING DENS
LEVEN MEN KNOWN AS "JOHN
DOORKEEPER , " "JOHN DEALER -
ER , " ETC. , TAKEN.
New York , May 10. Eleven men un-
or arrest today and a wagonload of
ard tables , dlco boxes and other para
bernalla are the fruits of a scries
f raids on alleged gambling houses ,
'ho ' raids wore the first -slnco Deputy
'ollco ' Commissioner Dougherty as-
umed charge of the detective bureau
Ighteen days ago. Arrests were made
f the men under such warrants with
oR. as * "John Doorkeeper _ , " "J.ohn
Dealer" and "John Proprietor. "
POLITICAL PARTIES FORM
. ( ready Three Political Factions In the
Field Churches Take Hand.
Mexico City , May 10. A bill propos
ng general amnesty to all political
rlsoners was Introduced in the chain
or. Explaining the measure , the au
her of the bill , Mannucl Calero sale !
lint the revolution had triumphed in
,11 , the country , not in a mllitarj
ense , but In a political sense as well
lo added that th president and eabl
net have realized the revolutionists
olligerency by entering Into peace ne
The galleries applauded the speakei
until silenced by the presiding officer
Ml telegraph lines are down north ol
Saltillo , In Coahullla province. It Is
cported that a rising lias occurrec
it San Miguel Do Allande , in Guana
uato. The municipal palace there hat
jeen burned and the telegraph office
Serious troubles are reported Ir
Monterey. The prospect of populai
elections already has had the effec
of bringing three political parties Intt
ho field , democrat , national Catholic
and the progressive. The progressive
s the name by which the Maderists
ivill bo known.
It is believed that the greatest dan
; er to the Maderists lies in the Catho
lo party , which Is considered to hi
the rrystalizatlon of the church clc
Not slnco the days of Juarez has thi
church had anything to do wl h tin
politics of Mexico. It was effectuall ;
eliminated when Juarez promulgatei
the laws of reform. The program o
this party was issued yesterday. I
was signed by four of the wealth ;
men of the republic who have bee :
Influential in its social and coininei
clal life. They advocate reforms n
most Identical with these demande
In addition the lenders of this part
should have nn advantage throug
their ability to appeal to voters o
the basis of religion , nine-tenths of th
population being Catholic.
The Independent democratic part
has issued a draft of its platfon
which contains planks that nro slmiln
to these of Mndero. Its promoters ar
not men of as great prominence.
They have not fought for the rlgl
to choose the country's officers , 111 *
Madero. Otherwise there appears t
bo little difference between the 1ml
pendent democrat party and the pn
gresslve. Thus the issue becomes po
slblo between the followers of Made :
and adherents of the church.
It was officially stated that the coi
dltlon of President Diaz was somowhi
Improved. The swelling In the fac
has been reduced and only a trace (
the fever remains. His physicians b
Heved that they have checked the I ;
fectlon. It Is reported that Sour
Llmnntour Intends to return to E
rope , following his retirement fro ;
the cabinet under the temporary r
NEWS FROM MEXICO CITY TELLS
OF PLOT ON HIS LIFE.
MAY DELAY HIS PEACE TRIP
HAD PLANNED TO START BY SUN
DAY TO END THE WAR.
BUT RUMOR CAUSES A CHANGE
Peace In Mexico Is Now Practically
Assured as Result of Government's
Practical Surrender to the Insur-
Juarez , May 19. It was definitely
decided at 1 o'clock today that Fran
cisco I. Madero , jr. , would not enter
Mexico City until Minister Do la Barn
became provisional president. Assur-
rances were received by the Insurrec-
os today that they could name six
.icmbcrs of the now cabinet , Minister
Do la Uarrn to name a sub-secretary of
oreign relations and a minister of
Juarez , May 19. Plans for the do-
arturo to Mexico City within a few
ays of Provlsonal President Francis-
o I. Madero , jr. , received a setback
his morning when a member of the
Paso revolutionary junta received
telegram from the capital stating
hat persistent rumors were In clrcu-
atlon there of the existence of a plot
o attempt the life of Madero upon his
Beyond this bare statement , the
nessago gave no details , but the mat
er was considered seriously enough
o result In a hurried consultation of
nsurrecto leaders as to the advlsabtl-
ty of postponing the trip of Madero
until such time as the reports were
Isproved or affairs in the capital were
n a more settled condition.
A definite1 announcement uu to this
vlll probably be made later in the day.
Outside of this sudden unfavorable
[ ilmse , there were no developments in
he situation this morning.
Mr. Madero and his advisers are
till awaiting an answer from Mexico
31ty as to the immediate naming of
, ho four provisional governors , the re
mainder to bo nominated later , and
until a reply to this is received the
progress of peace negotiations Is prao-
Ically at a standstill. No doubt is
expressed , however , that the answer
will bo favorable.
Officers Give Salaries to Widows.
Every ofllcer on the staff of the pro
visional president , it was announced
today , has donated six months salary
as a fund for the widows and children
of insurrecto soldiers killed during
Provisional President Francisco I.
Mndero's announcement that ho would
cave for Mexico City within two days
o participate in a reconstruction of
.ho federal government was the signaler
or a general exodus of political chiefs ,
go-betweens and others who feel that
ho scene of peace negotiations is
about to bo shifted to the capital city.
Peace agreements , official conces
sions and the machinery of the pro
visional government have been tempo
rarily swept aside by the attention
.hat Senor Madero will quietly ar
range with the federal government a
astlng peace and political enianclpa-
Judge Carbajal , the federal envoy ,
ivlll leave hero tomorrow. Already the
provisional governors who expect tc
bo retained In that capacity througli
the official recognition or elections ol
the legislators of flvo states Chlhua
iua , Sonora , Zacetlns , Coahullla ant
Slnaloan are preparing to leave to
morrow for the state capitals , there
to await instructions from Mexico Citj
as to the time for their assumption o :
If Peace Falls.
If by any chance , the present plans
for peace In Mexico fail , within twelve
hours of that time , Mexico City itsel
would bo cut off from all outsldo com
municatlon and Invested by insurrec
to army under Flgtiera. The invest
ment of Chihuahua City also wouli
follow within a day or two.
So complete are the further wa
plans of the Mexican revolution am
so confident are the leaders of thcl
success that the flat statement wa
made at Madoro headquarters toda ;
that a slip In peace negotiations wouli
bo followed quickly by the soveres
blow yet dealt the federal governmen
and that the slego of Mexico City am
Chihuahua would bo pushed relenl
The five-day armistice proclalme
last night explicitly provides for mob
llzntlon of troops at suitable camps 1 :
terlrtory controlled by either side.
Mexico City , May 10. It is seml-o
flcially stated that the retirement c
Diaz from the presidency will tak
place May 24 or 25. Vice Preslder
Corral's resignation will bo sent b
cable and will bo attested by the MOJ
lean minister of Spain.
BOUND FOR THE CORONATION
FATHER ORDERS SON
TO BLOW HIS HEAD OFF
'HE ELDER MAN GIVES GUN TO
BOY AND TELLS HIM TO
Greenwich , Conn. , May 10. Lester
lusted , 12 years old , told the author-
ties that at his father's request he
lulled the trigger of a shotgun which
jlew the left side of the elder man's
Frederick Husted , a wealthy farmer ,
was found In his home with his head
partly blown off and a shotgun lying
on a table. The boy said that his fa-
.her sent his mother away , called him
nto the house and , laying the gun on
table knelt so that his left eye was
ut the muzzle of tbS-r&uu. Then he
said "pull the trigger ; it is not loaded ;
want to hear how it sounds. "
The boy pulled the trigger , the
charge of shot blowing away the left
side of the father's face and head.
A FIRE AT BOWDLE , S. D.
Damage Estimated at $75,000 , With
$10,000 In Insurance.
Bowdle , S. D. , May 10. Flro yester
day destroyed seven business build-
ngs and four residences in thIS city ,
weeping away almost every large
block in the town. The damage is es-
irnated at $75,000 with insurance of
The flro started In a pool room.
Among the buildings destroyed was
ho telephone exchange , cutting ofT
iommunlcation , which was not re
stored until late , in the afternoon. On-
y by hard work was the hospital sav
WANT TO TALK LONGER.
Debate on Statehood Bill Will Not
End Until Tuesday.
Washington , May 10. The desire of
o many members to speak on the
oint statehood resolution admitting
Arizona and New Mexico caused demo
cratic leaders to change their plans
'or ending debate and rushing the bill
o passage today and discussion will
xmtlnuo until next Tuesday.
The floor leaders of the majority
liad hoped to pass the bill before to
day's adjournment but it was deemed
wise to cut off debate as long as so
many members on each side had pre
pared arguments which they wished
Accordingly nn agreement was at
tained by Representative Flood to con
tinue the debate until next Tuesday ,
when the joint resolution will bo call
ed for passage.
Oganlze Lynch Commercial Club.
Lynch , Neb. , May 19. A commer
cial club was organized hero Wednes
day of forty members. The officers
are : R. M. Duffy , president ; Martlr
Lang , vice president ; V. F. Jedllcka
treasurer and Wm Tomn , secretary
The executive committee are : R. M
Duffy , C. F. Roe and Anton Wasatko
The purpose of the organization IB tc
boost for Lynch.
The city board have a force of mer
building new grades and ostablishinf
a new drainage system.
FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE BOARC
Hobson Introduces Bill to Provide foi
Such a Council.
Washington , May 19. The proposei
council of national defense , the estab
llshmont of which is provided for ii
a bill Introduced by Ropresentativi
Hobson of Alabama , was under die
cussion today before the house coin
mittce on naval affairs.
The object of the national defensi
Is regarded favorably by military lead
ers and officials. The council wouli
consist of the secretary of war a
president , the secretary of the navj
chairmen of the senate and house
committees on appropriations , foreign
relations , military and naval affairs ,
the chief of the general staff of the
army , and the aide for operations of
the navy and the presidents of the war
and navy colleges.
The chief function of the council
would bo to determine a general policy
of national defense and recommend to
the president for transmission to con
gress measures relating thereto.
FALL OFF ENGINE
TENDER IS FATAL
P. PETERSON OF SCRIBNER DIES
FROM INJURIES ON HIS
Fremont , Neb. , Mny 10. Five hours
after he had his skull fractured in a
fall off the tender of a Northwestern
engine , Peter Peterson of Scribner , a
coal heaver at the coal chutes there ,
died at 11 o'clock yesterday at Fre
mont hospital. He did not regain con
sciousness after the accident.
Peterson coaled up an engine at the
chutes at Scrlbneo about G o'clock in
the morning and then climbed onto
the tender to get water. When he
pushed the spout of the water tank
back into place it did not go to suit
him. He reached up to give it another
push. Just then the man at the throt
tle started the engine. The motion
threw Peterson off balance and he
pitched over the side of the tender.
The fall was not a long one , but his
head struck on a big timber on the
ground beside the track.
Fellow ' employes summoned physi
cians , who attended him until the ar
rival of the morning passenger train.
Ho was placed on a cot and brought
to Fremont on the train , Albert Guern ,
foreman of the coal chutes , accom
panying him. Several times on the
trip he went into convulsions. At the
Fremont hospital he was attended by
the company's surgQon. An examina
tion revealed a fracture of the base of
the skull. *
IRON WORKER MAKES
PITTSBURG MAN "PEACHES" BECAUSE -
CAUSE ASSOCIATION DIDN'T
Plttsburg , Mny 10. James Elliott , n
structural Iron worker of this city , ap
peared before labor leaders hero last
night and made an alleged confession
In which he charges officers of the
National Erectors association and de
tectives employed by it with the
wrecking of buildings throughout the
country , constructed by non-union la
The alleged confession was made to
William Kelly , president of the Iron
City Trades council ; A. L. Collins , secretary -
rotaryof the , Structural Iron Worker ?
union , and II. W. Legliotner , vice pres
ident of the International Association
of Bridge and Structural Iron Work
ers. It was sworn to before a notary.
The labor leaders then turned El
liott over to the police who are hold
ing him for further investigation.
The affidavit was not given out but
In his statement to the police Elliott
said ho made the confession because
he was not paid for Information he
furnished the erectors' association and
for which he was promised $1,000.
Interstate Rates Higher.
Washington , Mny 10. Railways op
erating in Central Passenger associa
tion territory , including the states of
Ohio , Illinois , Inldana and Michigan
are permitted , by an order Issued by
the interstate commerce commission ,
to exact higher passenger fares for
Interstate than for intrastate business
where state legislatures or state com
missions have established a two-cent-
A Dakota Forest Reserve.
Washington , May 19. President Taft
today signed a proclamation establish
ing the Harney national forest in
South Dakota. It embraces 583,820
acres formerly contained in the Black
Hills forest and 58,727 acres taken
from the public domain.
Who's Who In Norfolk
John Phlnney , manager of the
Farmers Grain and Live Stock com
pany , was born on a farm In Bradford
county , Pa. At an early ago he took
entire charge of the farm , because of
the absence of his father , who was
called upon to take part In the great
strife between the north and the south.
During these years , Mr. Phinney and
his younger brothers , who aided him
In the work of the farm , passed
through many hardships.
At the ago of 17 , Mr. Phlnney went
to Michigan , where ho engaged In the
lumber business. In 187S he sold out
his lumber interests and made an ex
tensive trip through Iowa and Wiscon
sin , after which ho returned to his
farm home in Pennsylvania , remaining
there only n short time , the call of
the west being too strong for him to
resist. He purchased land in Valley
county , Nob. , on bis first arrival In
the west and at the same time accept
ed a position witli H. C. Torpln , a rail
road contractor. Ho remained with
the firm for seven years when ho went
to Oakdnle and Nlckerson , Neb. , where
ho was manager of the Torpln grain
elevators. While at Nlckerson , the
wedding of John Phlnnoy and Miss
'Eva ' Hunter , a school teacher , took
place. To this union one son , Lawton
J. Phlnney , was born.
After an employment of eleven
years with the Torpln Grain company ,
Mr. Phlnney purchased an Interest in
the Tllden Milling company nt Tllden ,
Neb. , where ho lived for two years ,
after which ho disposed of his inter
est and came to Norfolk , purclmsln
the Updike Elevator company. II
immediately organized a stock con
pany , the business now being undi
the name of the Farmers Grain an
Live Stock company. Mr. Phlnrie
has made this point a transfer lions
their specialties being grinding an
Last week Mr. Phlnney was callt
back to the old farm homo in Pun
sylvanin , where his mother died fro ;
old ago. She was over 80 years old.
BLOODY FIGHT GOING ON NOW IN
. A MEXICAN TOWN.
STREETS STREWN WITH DEAD
Refugees Arriving from the Center of
the Battle , Report That the Bodies
of Dead and Wounded Soldiers Are
Lying In the Streets.
Cuonmvnpn , Mox. , May 19. A san
guinary battle Is being fought at CinU.
la , twenty mlloa southeast of here , be
tween the federal garrlBon under Col.
Mungula and a force of rebels com
manded by Col. Hnpata. Fugitives ar
riving here today state that the shoots
of Cimtln are strewn with dead and
Pleads Guilty to Bribe.
Columbus , O. , May 10. Senator Ed
gar Crawford of Carroll county , at1-
cased of soliciting u brlho of $200
from \V. II. Cook of Springfield , sec
retary of the Ohio Hatchers and Gro
cers association , pleaded gullly when
arraigned In criminal , court before
Judge Klnkead today. Crawford was
arraigned along with an alleged park
foot-pad woimin-robbor and three burg
lars. Ho showed no emotion when ho
made his plea.
More Bank Guaranty Lawsuits.
Oklahoma City , May 19. Following
the bringing of nineteen suits against
: > rmor state banks which have "nn-
lonallzcd" since the recent special 1
ercent assessment for the guaranty
ind , suits were brought against four-
con more banks to recover the
mount of the assessment. It Is osti-
mted the total sued for will bo $50.-
Arrest Rebel Commander.
San Diego , Cal. , May 10. General
'ryce , commander of the insurgent
orces in Tijuana , was arrested with
.ileut. Mllbiirn and a private of the
usurrecto army , ns ho attempted to
e-cross the line from the United
States Into Mexico. Pryco had spent
he night and day In San Diego under
n assumed name.
CRAWFORD ATTACKS TREATY
outh Dakota Senator Makes First
Evttndort A'tack Upon Fsolpror.lt"
Washington , Mny 19. Senator Criito-
ord of South Dakota brought to an
nd yesterday a day's set speccli In
ppositlon to reciprocity. It was the
irst studied philippic against the pro-
losed trade agreement with Canada
vhlch the senator denounced as tond-
ng to transform the country into a
ation of urban life by driving agrlcul-
urists to the cities from the farms ,
ccausc made unprofitable by the com-
etltlon of cheaper products from Can-
da. The agreement , ho said , marked
a. serious epoch in the country because
n his opinion it threatened its trade
ollcy that had made the farmer pros-
Immediately on his concluding , the
enato adjourned until Monday.
A TORNADO NEAR
DELL S 0
J1AJPIDS , , ,
VIOLENT JVINC STORM VISITS
SOUTH DAKOTA TOWN
Sioux Falls , S. D. , May 10. A tor
nado visited the country in the vicinity
of Dell Rapids , sixteen miles north of
his city , last evening , Injuring throe
persons and destroying nt least a doz-
n buildings , most of them farm
The tornado started northwest of
.he town of Dell Rnplds and struck a
iorner of the town. The names of the
njured a woman and two children--
cannot he learned.
Most of the damage was done to
farm houses and outbuildings , and
his will be considerable. In Dell Rap-
ds nearly the entire population sought
refuge in cellars and in this manner
First reports stated that the town
lad been destroyed. This resulted ,
probably , from the destruction of tel
egraph and telephone lines , but later
letails greatly modified first reports
of the effects of the storm.
Naval Academy Graduates.
Washington , May 10. The navy de
partment made public the names of
the lucky eighty-eight out of a nloss
of 155 midshipmen who graduated
from the naval academy in 1000 , who ,
after two years sea service have man
aged to pass the examinations that
will entitle them to commissions as
ensigns. Among the number is Vance
D. Chapllnc 9f Nebraska.
SOUTH DAKflTAAT A GLANCE
The First State bank opened its
doors for business in the Authler
block nt Jefferson.
Dr. C. II. French has just secured a
gift of $10,000 for Huron college from
the Presbyterian Education board of
New York City.
The returns of the new land for tax
ation this year In the Rapid City land
district through lliml proofs shown
nearly 500,000 acres added to the tax