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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NORFOLK NEBRASKA FRIDAY AUGUST 11 1911.
AND BAILEY IS
TEXAS SENATOR RESIGNS FROM
'HIS RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED
Disagreeing With Majority Report of
That Commission , and Unable '
Prepare Dissenting Opinion by D ;
4 , Ho Tenders Withdrawal.
Washington , Aug. 11. Senator Bai
ley of Texas today resigned fiom the
national monetary commission and his
resignation was accepted by the sen
ate , lie announced that he would
have objected to the majority repoit
and that If the commission should bo
discharged by December 1 as proposed
by Senator Cummins , It would not give
him tlmo to pieparo a dissenting opin
Washington , Aug. 11. The Cum
mins measure requiting the monetary
commission to make Its llnal report by
December 4 , and then bo dissolved ,
was being discussed when Senator
Bailey asked to be iclleved from the
Senator Burton spoke In defense of
NOVEMBER 30 TO
THEATER MANAGERS AND FOOTBALL -
BALL MEN ASK TAFT ABOUT
Washington , Aug. 11. President
Taft , It was learned today , will desig
nate Thursday , November 30 , as
Thanksgiving day this year. It al
ways has been the custom to fix the
Jast Thursday In the month. This year
there had been some doubt because
November happened to Include live ,
instead of four Thursdays.
The white house has been besieged
by theatrical managers and those in
charge of college football games to
settle doubt so that definite arrange
ments could bo made for the usual
array of special performances and
sports that mark the day.
WOMAN NOT ON ROCK PILE
Mayor of Kansas Toyvn Pardons Her ,
lola , Kan. , Aug. 1.1 Upsetting the
decree of Judge D. B. D. Smeltzer of
the lola municipal court , that Mrs ,
Ella Reese should work out a fine im
posed upon her last "Monday on the
rock pllo like a man , Mayor BolJlnger
jiardoiied the woman at noon today.
Senator Fryo Burled , *
Lewiston , Me. , Aug. 11. The funer
al of United States Senator William P ,
Frye , took place today. The public
funeral in the church was attended b >
scores of federal , state and municipal
officers , a delegation of the Unltet
State senators and representatives it
congress. Business was suspended
during the services.
Million Dollar Fire.
Antwerp , Aug. 11. Fire on Queens
land dock , where much cotton Is stor
ed , did damage today amounting t (
$1,000,000. Immense quantities o
saltpetre were destroyed.
TO ASSIST SETTLERS.
Big Enterprise Planned by Rapid CItj
In Aid of Homesteaders.
Rapid City , S. D. , Aug. 11. Mayo
Jackson has Just returned from ai
eastern trip and presented to the cit :
commission a comprehensive plan t <
use the labor of Ponnlngton count ;
homesteaders especially and proven
emigration because of the crop failure
The commission has adopted thro
lines of public improvement the os
tension of the water works , trebllm
its present capacity and making i
daily supply of 6,000,000 gallons. Th
bond issue of $50,000 will bo coverei
by the'present water Income. Thl
work will employ 100 men six month :
The southwest part of the city i
much broken by the foot hills , whlc
have caused serious floods through th
middle of the town. A diversion cane
will bo dug , three-quarters of a mil
long , to carry the flood water to be
tor channels in the southeast part c
the city , using fifty men six months i
Nearly ten miles of streets will b
graded and macadamized , taking 20
men six months.
The total expenditure for labor wl
bo around $75,000 , all of which will e
into local hands , as non-residents <
the city and county will not be give
work as long as homo people wai
The north roads will also be ct
through the hill. This work will I
A Cemetery Tangle.
Kansas City , Aug. 11. Senator Goi
of Oklahoma will take up with tt
United States Indian commission tl
matter of stopping the removal i
bodies of Wyandotte Indians from tl
Houscrou cemetery In Kansas Clt
Kan. , according to a letter receive
today by J. Woods Merrill , bondsnu
for the Conley sisters , who were ow
cd from the cemetery last week by tl
federal court. The Conley sisters a
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Temperature for iwenty-four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Ilalnfnll . * . .00
Chicago , Aug. 11. The bulletin IB-
sued by tlio Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Unsettled with generally fair ; warm
er tonight and Saturday ; warmer
northwest portion tonight.
I ccndants of the Wyandotte tribe.
- old Huron cemetery was ordered
m ved. They built n shack on the
"v , d and refused to move from the
0 place of their ancestors. This
& . lercd by the federal court and
t Me was torn down. The sis
ter -5. engaged In erecting another ,
A TRUST CURE
PERKINS URGES LIMELIGHT AS
WOULD ERADICATE THE EVILS
Director of United States Steel Corpo
ration , Testifying Before House
Committee , Suggests Printer's Ink
aa Means of Meeting Trust Problem.
Washington , Aug. 11. George W.
'erklns ' , director of the United States
jteel corporation , resumed the stand
leforo the house committee of inquiry
.oday. Ho suggested to the house
ommittee that a government commls-
Ion which would Insure focusing the
Imellght of publicity on the business
. ( fairs of great corporations would do
iiuch to eradicate present day trust
ivlls and preserve their virtues.
HOUSE AND SENATE CONFERENCE
S 29 rXcRCENT ON RAW WOOL
This Removes Obstacles In Way ol
Final Agreement , Which it Was
Thought Would Soon Be Reached
Republicans Prepare for Fight.
Washington , Aug. 11. The ful
ouso and senate conference commit
ee on the wool tariff resolution bll
oday agreed to a flat rate of 29 per
ent on raw wool. The commute *
also agreed on the house classification
f wool. The agreement on these tw (
points seemed to remove the greates
abstacles in the way of final agree
ment which it was said might b (
Pairs Are Cancelled.
Republican Leader Mann gave for
mal notice in the house today that re
publican members would ask for cancellation
collation of all pairs so far as votei
on vetoed measures were concerned
Mr. Mann explained that he expecte <
ho president to veto whatever tarlf
bills were sent to him and that over ;
republican vote In the house would hi
WILLIAM HAMAKER IS PROBABL'
WOUNDED MAN TIED TO TREI
The Escaped Convict and Two Othe
Men Who Assisted Him in His Ge
ting Away , Are Being Pursued It
cldent at Anamosa Penitentiary.
Anamosa. Aug. 11. William Kami
ker , a guard at the Iowa penltentlar ;
was shot and probably fatally woum
ed and then lashed to a tree toda
when Charles Schmltch , a convlc
made his escape. The latter and tw
other men , who aided him In breakln
away , are being pursued.
Nearly Two and a Half Inches Fal
In Vicinity of Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Aug. 11. Anothc
heavy series of rains added an add
tional 2.47 Inches of water to the su
ply now in the ground. This makes
total of 5.52 inches thus far th
month , or nn average of moro thn
one-half Inch a day since July 1. Tl
rainfall hero and throughout this se
tlon has aggregated 10.02 Inclie
This vast amount of water fell in i
least ten or twelve storms , thus b
Ing well distributed. As a result cor
potatoes and flax will be bumpi
crops , and pasturage Is abundant.
DOCTORS GRAflFIED , HOWEVER
THAT HE'S NO WORSE.
HAS A DISTASTE FOR FOOD
The Improvement In the Condition of
His Holiness Is Not So Great as had
Been Expected Difficult to Main
tain His Strength.
Rome , Aug. 11. The Improvement
In the condition of I'opo Plus today
was not so great as had ben expected.
However his physician appeared Grati
fied that there patient was no worse.
Dr. Pcttaccl and Prof. Marchlafava
arrived at the Vatican at C:30 : o'clock
this morning and remained with the
pontiff until 10 o'clock. They receiv
ed a detailed report from Dr. Amicl ,
who had been In the chamber through
out the night. After a talk with Dr.
Amlcl , the other physicians made n
thorough examination of his holiness
and seemed satisfied that lie had not
failed during the night.
Those In attendance found It dlffl-
tilt to keep up the strength of the
ontifC because of his distaste for
MAN ENDS LIFE
OHN ORTBAHN SUICIDES BY
CHOKING HIMSELF TO DEATH
Stanton , Nob. , Aug. 11. Special to
'ho ' News : John Ortbahn , aged 50 ,
farmer living five miles north of
elgh in Stanton county , suicided yes-
erday afternoon by choking himself
o death with a rope tied to a door-
nob. Ortbahn had been drinking
eavlly , having consumed a gallon of
hlskoy within the last forty-eight
ours of his life. His body was found
y bis wife and stepson , Mr. Korber ,
hen they returned from the field
here they had been working.
Ortbahn had locked the door on the
utslde , and then had removed a
creen and opened a window , to crawl
ito the house. If he nad used his
egs or his arms , ho could have saved
imself from strangling. It Is believed
o was deranged as a result of his
xcqssiyo drinking. *
O.cuahu und several timesprovious-
y threatened to end his life. Once
; e was found in the barn , with a rope ,
bout to hang himself. He had been
n this country from Germany about
Philippine Vets Choose Officers.
Detroit , Aug. 11. Sentiment today
mong the delegations attending the
annual reunion of the army of the
'hillpplnes ' which began here yester
day Indicate the probable selection of
wo Detroit veterans to fill vacancies
among the officers of the order. Com
mander McManus of Detroit camp ,
vho has been mentioned as a candi
date for commander in chief , has al-
eady been tendered the office of his-
orlan of the organization , a life posl-
lon , and it is thought he will be
nade a member of the national con-
erence. James C. Rutledgc , also of
Detroit , it is said , will be made a vice
commander. There are several can
didates for other offices to be filled.
GOLFERS AT FREMONT.
Fremont Golf Enthusiasts Won MornIng -
Fremont Tribune : Ten golf enthu
siasts from the Norfolk Country club
were entertained at the Fremont
ountry club and were , Incidentally ,
; iven a drubbing by the local goli
: eam. The Norfolk men came on the
morning train and a game of Scotch
'oursome was played before the noon
hour. Luncheon was served to the
players at the club house and singles
are being played.
The scores for the forenoon play ,
the Frcmonters being named first ,
Cook and Farnsworth beat Parker
and Logan , 14 up.
Drew and Anderson beat Salter and
Carter , 11 up.
Colson and Overgaard beat Ersklne
and Brush , 3 up.
R. Hammond and Canavan beat
Chrlstoph and McKlnney , 18 .up.
Thomas and Berger were defeated
by Mayer and Mathewson , 1 up.
Thomas played In hard luck. He
was the only man who scored undei
00 and yet lost. His score was 89.
WIFE HELD FOR MURDER.
Mrs. Rush Put Under $10,000 Bonds
Which are Furnished by Friends.
Mason City , la. , Aug. 11. Mrs. M
A. Rush , charged with killing her hus
band , a Rock Island agent at Sheffield
was held to the grand Jury under $10 ,
000 ball at a hearing at Hampton yes
terday. Friends furnished ball.
Lulu Warner , a telephone operator
whoso flirtation with Rush , it is nlleg
ed , provoked his wife to kill him , ha
been transferred to Latlmer.
Manker Is Burled.
Plattsmouth , Neb. , Aug. 11. Tin
burial of Carrie A. Manker , the form
er banker of Pearl , III. , who commit
ted suicide at San Francisco occurrei
hero today following funeral service
at the home of a relative.
Members of the family attended.
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FIVE BOLTS STRIKE IN AND NEAR
TOWN IN STORM.
TWO HORSES KILLED BY BOLT
Two Fires Are Started and a Number
of People Receive Shocks as Result
of Severe Electrical Storm Schoolhouse -
house Is Set on Fire.
Lynch , Neb. , Aug. 11. Special to
The News : Lightning struck five
lines In and near Lynch Wednesday
afteinoon during n severe electric
storm , setting two fires , killing two
lorses and shocking a number of peo-
ilo and animals. The first bolt struck
Louis Wlna's residence , shocking the
entire family but doing no great dam-
The second struck the mill and set
fire to a pile of sacks -which was soon
extinguished by quick action by Mr.
looker and his neighbors. The ex
citement hardly subsided from this
when the third bolt struck the schoolhouse -
house , tearing up the building some
what , and setting fire to the top of
.ho belfry. The fire department re
sponded promptly to the call and after
an hour's hard fight In the rain suc
ceeded in putting out the fire , but not
until after the belfry was entirely de
stroyed as the fire was on the top of
his part of the building , which had
> road eaves and cornices and held a
arge amount of rubbish and birds'
nests and only its entire destruction
was possible. The damage will per-
laps bo about $500.
The fourth bolt killed two horses
and Injured two others for Ed Darr , a
'armer near town , when it struck his
barn. The other shook up Joe Volin
as he drove along the road with a load
of hay , striking In the pasture near
iilm and tearing up the ground in a
ELOPES WITH CHAUFFEUR.
Julia Estelle French and Jack Gcragh-
ty Wed After Long Chase.
Newport , R. I , , Aug. 11. Miss Julia
Estelle French , favorite niece of Mrs ,
Isle French Vanderbllt , who divorc
ed Alfred Gwynn Vanderbllt , has eloped -
ed with "Jack" Geraphty , her father's
The couple were married in Central
Village , Conn. , at 2 o'clock Wednes
day morning , after having been chased -
ed across the state by the father ol
With traces of tears In her eyes ,
Mrs. John Geraghty , wife of the vll
luge livery stable proprietor and
mother of "Handsome Jack , " said :
"I don't see why my boy married
that society girl. Ho is a good , lion
est , clean boy , with no bad habits , ant
the hardest kind of a worker. Am
ho has been a good son to his falhci
and me. "
Togo Goes Shopping.
Philadelphia , Aug. 11. Count Tog <
saw the American woman do her shop
ping and his party visited one o
Philadelphia's department stores
mingling with the crowds which tillec
It through the morning. It was tin
first time the admiral had seen si
many women together during his vlsl
to this country.
Mary Garden Denies Marriage.
Paris , Aug. 11. Mary Garden , win
Is staying at Alx-les-Balns , telegraph
that there Is no truth in the star ;
printed in New York that she had beei
married to William Chauncoy. Sh
says she Is seeking rest and hates t
bo bothered with such "damned stupl
WITH A GUN
ORDERED TO JAIL , HE SHOOTS
AND STABS OFFICERS.
THROWS ANOTHER OUT WINDOW
Attempting to Escape Jail Order , II
llnols Prisoner Shoots Justice of the
Peace , Marshal and Deputy , Stab :
One , Fatally Hurts Another.
Benton , 111. , Aug. 11. Attempting tc
escape an order sending him to jail. .
Martin Shad Owen shot Justice ol
the Peace James Mormon cf CLi'isU.
pher , who ordered him to Jail ; the
marshal and a deputy marshal ; ant
stabbed another deputy , late last night
Owen's companion was thrown from E
second story window and probably fa
BRYAN TO RETRACT
IF PAPER IN ERROR
WILLING TO APOLOGIZE TO UN
DERWOOD IF OMAHA PAPER
Lincoln , Aug. 11. William J. Bryar
is willing to offer apology for his re
cent criticism of Chairman Under
wood of the house ways and meant
committee , providing the Omalu
World-Herald ( United States Senatoi
Hitchcock's paper ) fails to substantiate
tiato a Washington dispatch upoi
which the Bryan shaft at the ways anc
means chairman was based.
In the current Issue of his Common
er Mr. Bryan addresses an open Ictte ;
to the editor of the World-Herald anc
calls for a verification of * a Washing
ton dispatch , dated July 25 , In whicl
Chairman Underwood was representet
as having opposed a caucus inotioi
to take up the steel and iron schedule
and for which ho ( Underwood ) wai
criticised by Congressman Kltchei
and other democratic members.
Omaha Aug. 11. Managing Edlto
Watson of the World-Herald state <
that ho declined to make any com
ment on Mr. Bryan's letter. Mr. Wai
son further stated that his pape
would not make any reply to Mi
DAKOTA CROP RESULTS
Show State Has Done Very Well li
the Way of Crop Production.
Sioux Falls , S. D. , Aug. 11. Thrast
ing machines continue to tell the !
stories in South Dakota , thrashln :
now being In progress In the greate
portion of that part of the state whic
lies east of the Missouri river. Add
tional thrashing returns furnish fui
ther evidence that , considering ever ;
thing , South Dakota has done ver
well this year In the way of crop prc
THE PRESIDED AT BEVERl
A Congressional Delegation Heade
For Frye Funeral , on Train.
Beverly , Mass. , Aug. 11. Presider
Taft arrived at Beverly this inornln
for his third week-end stay at Pan
The president came from Wa&hini
ton on the express. Ho was accoii
panled as far as Boston by a dclcg
tlon from congress to the funeral i
the late Senator Frye at Lowisto
- Leaving Boston , the president at :
Maj , Butt , his military aide , moton
AN EXPLOSION IN ENGRAVING DEPARTMENT -
PARTMENT STARTS FIRE.
LOUISVILLE HERALD BURNED
The Explosion and Fire Occurs After
All Editions Have Gone to Press
and Few Persons Are In the Build
ing at the Time.
Louisville , Ky. , Aug. 11. Following
an explosion in the engraving depart
ment , flro this morning wrecked the
boildliib or the-Louisville IIer Id und
destroyed the plant. The explosion
occurred after all editions had been
published and comparatively few per
sons were In the building at the time.
The loss , including the damage to
the building , will amount to about
Pending the completion of the Her
ald's new building , started several
months ago , the Herald will be pub
lished from the plant of the Evening
Reltchle Woman Says She's Mother of
Fremont , Neb. , Aug. 11. County At
torney Joseph Cook and Sheriff A.
Bauman yesterday afternoon heard a
heart-rending confession from Mrs.
Caroline Reltchie , the actress-mother
of the Infant found In an Ice car at
Mrs. Reltchle broke down when con
fronted by the fact that the two of
ficers had proven her Improbable story
of the birth of an infant in Omaha to
be false. Tears came to her eyes.
"That was my baby , " she said. "It
was born in Fremont. "
After a pause during which she
wrung her hands nervously the wo
She said the child was born near 12
o'clock Saturday night. She had no
attendant save her vaudeville com
panion , Louis Rogers. While she suf
fered Rogers came In and went out
several times. She became uncon
scious. When she came to the child
had gone. She did not know where.
The officers did not question the
woman further. She was faint and
near collapse. There is more to learn
from her lips , but they decided to give
Today at intervals before the ofll
cers confronted her Mrs. Roltchio had
wept much. She had walled la the
hearing of the nurses , "Oh , I wanted
that child , I wanted that child. "
The actress was not asked how 11
came that she was able to bo on the
streets Sunday forenoon ; how It canu
that she could accompany Rogers ant
her children to the depot nt 9 o'clock
County Attorney Cook places cred
ence in the confession of the actress
of the actress. He thinks she told th (
truth today. Motherhood had assertec
Itself. There was something wlthli
crying for the murdered baby.
Cook believes Rogers is the inur
Cedar Bluffs , Neb. , Aug. 11. J. N
Killlan and daughter Anna of thli
place and O. C. Remmer and daughtc
Leola of Lincoln had a narrow escapi
from Injury when a car Mr. Kllllai
was driving turned over into a dltcl
from a grade In the west part of town
Mr. Killlan was making a turn to cros
a culvert and swung the car too iiou
the cdgo of the grade. It keeled eve
onto one side. None of the occupant
was hurt. The damage to the car 1
BLACK HAND' '
TWO KILLED , FOURTEEN DADLY
INJURED IN ST. LOUIS.
TWO-STORY BUILDING WRECKED
The Throwing of the Bqmb Followo
the Receipt of Two Black Hand
Letters by the Owner of the Build
St. Louis , Mo. , Aug. 11. A "black
land" bomb exploded In the ciowdcd
tnllnu colony on "Dago hill" hero
ast night , killed n man and n woman
ml moro or less Horlously Injured
ourtcen other residents of n two-story
> rlck building which was completely
The placing of the bomb followed
ho receipt last Friday and Saturday
f two "black hand" letters by the
wnor of the building. The loiters
amo from Brooklyn , N. Y. , where
10 owner , Tony Hoiuano , resided mi
ll seven months ago.
The dead :
Mrs. Joseph Sardcllo.
Unidentified man , believed to bo her
Many Burled In Wreckage.
The Injured were nil Italians. The
xploslon , which was the most tor-
lllc and destructive In the knowledge
n St. Louis , occurred nt 1 o'clock
vhen the families wore asleep. So
reat was Its force that most of the
csldents were thrown from their beds
nto the street and were burled under
Immediately after the explosion the
obrls caught flro and It was with dlf-
culty that the rescuers were enabled
o take some of those Injured out of
ho/way of the flames. The police ,
Idcd by three flro companies and
lany volunteers , worked the remain-
or of the night In searching the ruins
or possible victims.
According to the police the bomb
md been placed In the front entrance
o the building. Its explosion lifted
lie structure from Its foundation and
vithln a few moments , aided by the
re , it was a complete ruin.
Mystical Women In Nightgowns.
The excitement in the colony was
reat and It was difficult for the police
o obtain a competent account of what
ad really happened or ascertain the
lumber of those who lived in the
building. Only a partial list of those
mlHslug was obtainable th n morning.
On their arrival the officers were
met by hysterical women , many of
hem unable to speak English , most
f whom had Infants In their arms.
All of them were In their ulghtclothes
as also were most of the men.
Most of the other houses In the col
ony for a radius of several bl > cks felt
he force of the blast. Most of the
vlndows In the district are shattered
nd all of the residents were awaken-
d and rushed into the streets.
This is the second explosion In the
ast six months on "Dago hill" which
has been laid to the "black hand. "
A grocery store conducted by An-
onio Dl Lorenzo , was blown up after
10 had refused to pay ? 200 demanded
y the Mafia for protection. Lorenzo
emained at the Mounted District Mes-
The unidentified man is supposed by
he police to have placed the bomb in
he building occupied by Romanl. His
jody was horribly , mutilated. Resi
dents of the district say he had never
been seen there.
NINE HELD FOR KIDNAPING
$500 In Marked Bills Was Paid as Ran
som for Boy's Return.
Chicago , Aug. 11. Angelo Mareno ,
i years old , who was returned last
evening after a ransom of $500 la
narked bills had been paid the kid
napers , was closely guarded by his
"I will never let my darling out of
my sight again until he is old enough
to take care of himself , " sobbed the
mother as she wept with Joy at the
child's return after being held pris
oner by kidnapers for 108 hours.
The boy sat on his mother's lap this
morning , greeting his playmates and
neighbors who called , and Earned un
able to realize the grief bl. > absence
had caused his parents. Ho said ha
was well treated by the kidnapers.
They bought him new clothes and gave
him candy and cake.
There was rejoicing in the north
side Italian colony over the boy's safe
return and hundreds of neighbors and
friends called at the Marino homo to
congratulate the parents.
Nine men and three women are un
der arrest for the kidnaping and the
police expect to make additional ar
rests before night. Search Is being
made for the woman who guarded and
cared for the boy In the West Division
street house. An effort also will bo
made by the polfco to recover the $500
paid as a ransom.
CAN'T ' OUSTBOflTLEGGERS
Oklahoma City Police Force Unable
to Cope With Blind Pigs.
Oklahoma City , Aug. 11. Following
an admission by Chief of Police Wil
liam Lelgham that it is impossible to
put bootleggers out of business In
Oklahoma City without an increase in
the city police force , Gov. Cruco today
stated ho would appoint 500 special
state deputies to assist in the work ,