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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS JOURNAL
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\ ( > 1IKK. ( ) | NKI5KASKA FU1DAY SKI'TKMIlKH 1. 1M1. !
KILLED BY AUTO
TWO DEAD IN FATAL ACCIDENT
NEAR TECUMSEH , NEB.
JUMPS OFF CULVERT : DROPS
The Touring Car Plunges Down Fif
teen Feet Into Ravine Mrs. Wil
liam Rlordan , Young Widow , and
William Bourller , a Farmer , Dead.
Tecnmaoh , Neb. , Aug. 31. Mrs. Wil
liam Rlordan , a young widow , and Wil
liam Bourllor , n farmer , were Instant
ly killed this morning when a touring
car belonging to Hourller in which the
two were riding jumped from a cul
vert into a fifteen foot ravine , Impris
oning the two. The chauffeur , Rene
Doticrrc , escaped unhurt.
GETS GREAT RAIN
DOWNPOUR HAS CONTINUED
SINCE A WEEK AGO
Philadelphia , Aug. 31. Philadelphia
ml vicinity are being swept by one
of the heaviest rain storms In recent
From r.f . : > r > o'clock Wednesday night ,
August 23 , until noon today the pre
cipitation has amounted to O.OS Inches.
The downpour continues and the rec
ord of twiMity-nlne years ago probably
V will bo equaled.
TEN SEAMEN ARE
SNATCHED FROM SEA
SURVIVORS OF STORM TELL OF
New York , Aug. 31. Ten seamen
snatched from death In the great
storm that battered the south Atlan
tic coast were brought hero today by
the Clyde line steamer Mohawk. Last
Tuesday morning the Mohawk rescued -
cued them from the crumbling hulk
of the schooner Malcolm B. Seavey
-while the sea was pounding-their ship
to pieces on a reef off Georgetown ,
Brief news of the rescue crne yes
terday in a wireless dispatch. The
rescue was thrilling. A boat from the
steamer could not get nearer the Sea
vey than fifty yards and one by one
the exhausted men , lashed to what was
left of the schooner's rigging , untiee !
the ropes and threw themselves Intc
the sea and were hauled aboard the
small boat by lines thrown to them as
they struggled In the tremendous
FLOATER PROVES TO
BE BUTCHER'S ' SLAYEF
BODY FOUND IN MISSOURI RIVEF
IS THAT OF ONE OF MUR
Logan , la. , Aug. 31. The body foum
Jn the Missouri river near Modalo , la ,
.last night has been identified by oJ
fleers as that of Charles Parlow , om
of the slayers of Marshal Georgi
Butcher of Missouri Valley. The bed ;
of Parlow's brother , also wanted fo
the murder , was found In the rive
near Omaha a few days ago. Boll
are believed to have lost their live
while trying to escape from a posse.
17 DEAD INTTHE STORM
Work of Rehabilitating Stormswep
Charleston has Begun.
Charleston , S. C. , Aug. 31. Mayo
Bhett Is directing the work of re
habilitating stormswept Charleston.
campaign of repairing and dlslnfectln
Is on. Today the death list was sever
teen and the property damage est
mated remains at a million dollars.
Reports from exposed Islands ar
that only two lives were lost. Th
victims were caught on James Islam
The property damage Is very heav ;
It Is said by planters that long stapl
cotton and rice have been almost wl ]
ed out. Houses have been wrecke
and cattle and livestock killed.
BATTLE CREEK MAN
IN A SALOON FIGH'
JOHN MILLER , SALOONKEEPEI
IS SLASHED FAMILY
There was a cutting scrape at Be
tie Creek Wednesday night In whl (
John Miller , a saloonkeeper , wi
wounded. His assailant was not n
Just how badly Miller was slashe
is unknown. His family have assui
ed an air of mystery , refusing to gl
out Information , preferring to acce
whatever notoriety may come fro
publication of rumors.
The cutting occurred behind M
CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER
Temperature ( or Twenty-four Hour&
Forecast for Nebraska.
Maxlintiiii 8 ?
Average l8 !
Iltiromi'tor , 20.81
C'lilcago , AUK. 111. This bulletin Issued -
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska ns follows :
Onerally fair tonight and Friday ;
not much change In temperature.
40 HOURS OF RAIN
IN OHIO VALLEY
RESULT IS EARLIEST NAVIGA-
" "ON OF RIVER FOR TWENTY
rpolls , O. , Aug. 31. Forty hours
c ims resulted In the Ohio river
h reached a normal stage , the
\\i \ 5- minor after-drouth navigation
ha resumed. Millions of bush
els 'o ' nl have been started south-
wai . 'cnty-llve million bushels of
coal c > o great Kanawha fleet of. .
boat ed from Point Pleasant to
day ior Cincinnati and Louisville.
The resumption of navigation this
year after the drouth Is the earliest In
HE WRITES CAUSTIC EDITORIAL ,
FLAYING IMPOSITION UPON
Now York , Aug. 31. The proposed
new charter for New York City , es
pecially that part of which increases
the powers of the mayor , is attacked
by Theodore Hoosevelt In an editorial
published today In the Outlook.
"Tho methods of imposing a charac
ter , " says Col. Roosevelt , "upon people
of New York it would be rank ab-
surdlty to speak of the process as
granting a charter to the people of
New York by those in power at Al
bany ( unfortunately the events of the
past session have made most men feel
that this Is merely a round-about way
of saying those in control of Tarn-
many ) give an almost Ideal illustra
tion of how not to act in the matter oi
self government. "
The former president objects par-
UcularJy to provisions for increasing
the mayor's authority over the flnan-
ces and education system of the city
and to taking away the governor's
power to remove the mayor upon
charges. He also finds fault with what
he terms "the method of thrusting
the charter upon the city , " and con
trasts these methods with the wide
agitation and publicity that proceeded
the adoption of a constitution by Arl
zona and Now Mexico which "contalr
together not much more than one
tenth of the population of New York. '
FORM NATIONAL BOD'i
MEETING IN NEBRASKA RESULTS
IN PROPOSED NATIONAL
Lincoln , Aug. 31. The members o
the state railway commissioners am
the state physical valuation engineer !
In conference here adopted the repor
of a committee on permanent organ !
zatlon and thereby completed the Inl
tlal steps In the formation of a na
tlonal body to Include these twi
groups of officials. The new bed ;
will bo largely taken from the Missis
slppl valley states although New Jer
sey is also ouo of the states to be rep
The report states that the associa
tion is to be formed for the purposi
of mutual benefit and exchange of in
formation , more specifically to secur
uniform methods of physical valuatioi
and of accounting. No political slgniC
canco is hinted at.
The control of the organization I
placed in the hands of an executlv
committee to bo composed of one men :
her from each state commission am
one from the Interstate commerc
commission , Chairman H. J. Wlnnet
of the Nebraska commission being s (
lected as provisional chairman. Thl
committee will have power to aduil
Into the organization such persons a
they may see fit who are not member
of railroad commissions.
The commissioners from Oklahonii
Nebraska , South Dakota , Iowa an
Kansas held meetings after the a <
journment of the conference and pasi
ed resolution deploring the Sandbor
decision In the Minnesota two-cer
passenger rate case and appointing
committee to brief the arguments <
the commissioners and present the :
In the United States supreme court i
the hearing of the appeal.
AVIATOR FATALLY HURT.
Flying for Benefit of Another Air VI
tlm's Widow , He Falls.
Freeport , 111. , Aug. 31. Fred Heegl
2G years old. an amateur Chicago a
iator , was probably fatally Injured ar
a number of spectators were hu
when Heegle's biplane fell fifty fe
during an exhibition flight. The exl
bltlon was for the benefit of Mrs. Da
lei Kreamer , whoso husband was kl
ed a short time ago , when trying I
a pilot's license in Chicago.
WON'T ' mm'
PLEA OF INSANITY
BRAINSTORM CLAIM WILL NOT
BE USED FOR BEATTIE.
WAS MAN WITH GUN A HUNTER ?
Defense Brings on Witnesses to Tes
tify to Having Seen Bearded Man
With Gun Near Scene of Murder.
State May Claim He Was Hunter.
Chesterfield Courthouse , Va. , Aug.
31. Continued attack as to the verac
ity of 1'anl Ueattlo In his story of the
purchase of a shotgun for his cousin
Henry Clay Beattlc , jr. , brought out
at the trial today a statement from
13. 11. Neblitt , superintendent of a
paper mill , that ho saw Paul with a
shotgun a day after ho claimed to have
delivered the weapon to Henry.
On cross examination Ncblltt said
that ho had only yesterday given this
Information to counsel for the defense ,
because he did not think it was of
much importance until Paul Ueattlo de
nied it on the stand.
Several other witnesses told of
) Henry Clay Beattie , jr.'s good reputa
tion in his community.
Chesterfield Courthouse , Va. , Aug.
31. A thick fog hung like a pall over
the little brick courthouse where Hen
ry Clay Beattie , jr. , on trial for wife
murder , is fighting for his llfo today.
The prisoner , after a restless night ,
gazed wearily from the barred win
dow of the Jail in the rear of the court
house at the flooded roads and rain-
soaked fields stretching away for miles
The defense was prepared to resume -
sumo Us attack on the evidence pre
sented for the commonwealth and
many witnesses were summoned to
appear today to give testimony on
points of the case which the prosecu
tion had built up to support its
charges that Henry Clay Beattio kill
ed his wife with the shotgun purchas
ed for him by his cousin Paul.
Won't Use Insanity Plea.
Harry M. Smith , jr. , counsel for Be
attie , today put an end to the rumors
that ultimately Insanity will bo of
fered as a defense for the prisoner by
making a definite announcement that
under no circumstances would such a
plea be entered. It was the announced
Intention of the defense to ask that
the court have the Jury visit the scene
of the crime , but the muddy roads
may cause a postponement of this for
Davtel Weinstein , son of a pawn
broker , from whom Paul Beattio pur
chased the shotgun , was the first wit
ness for the defense today.
"The commonwealth know you were
the boy who sold the gun to Paul Be
attie ? " asked Harry M. Smith , Jr. ,
counsel for the defense.
Not Summoned by State.
"You wore not summoned by the
prosecution ? "
"Paul Beattie testified that you took
the gun apart Into three pieces and
wrapped it up In paper and put his
name on it. What do you say about
it ? "
"I did not take It apart. It was a
very old fashioned gun and I did not
know how. "
The gun was produced at this point.
"What time of the day ? " continued
Mr. Smith , "did you sell the gun to
Paul Beattie ? "
"Saturday morning between 10 and
"When you sold the gun to Paul Be
attie , did he say he was a watchman
and wanted the gun to be used on
Mnyo's bridge , where he worked ? "
"Ho did. "
Refute Paul Seattle's Story.
"Did you know Paul Beattie before
that Saturday ? "
"Yes , a little more than a week. "
"How did you become acquainted
with him ? "
"He worked for Mr. Stegler nearby
and came In one day to buy a pistol.
I told him wo did not have any. "
Paul Beattie had previously testified
that the only time he had entered the
pn vn shop before was to borrow a
dollar and got It. The witness denied
having loaned him a dollar and added
that Paul had been in the pawn shop
four or five times.
Tells of Bearded Man With Gun.
Testimony corroborative of the
story told by Henry Clay Beattie , Jr. ,
that a bearded highway man killed his
wife with a shotgun , was Introduced
by the defense in the Beattie trial yes
terday , when W. R. Holland , who lives
In the vicinity of the Midlothian turn
pike , where the murder occurred , de
clared that he had seen a bearded man
with a shotgun about five hours before -
fore the tragedy.
It was the first move of the defense
after the prosecution rested Its case at
noon to establish the veracity of the
prisoner and besides Holland's state
ment concerning a man with a shot
gun , Eugene Henshaw , a farmer whc
travels the Midlothian turnpike dally
testified that he saw a strange looking
man prowling around on three differ
ent days before the murder.
Only a Squirrel Hunter ?
It Is reported that the prosecutlor
Is ready when Its tlmo for rebuttal ar
rives to put on the stand the man whc
passed along the railroad tracks when
Holland said he saw a man with i
shotgun , and that the new wltnesi
will say he was squirrel hunting tha
The defense sought to show tha
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nesses. Besides the testimony regard
ing the bearded man , export testimony
was Introduced as to the bouncing
qualities of an automobile similar to
that driven by Ueattie , thereby ac
counting for the jolting out from the
car of the shotgun placed in a rear
seat by Beattio after the encounter
with the alleged highwayman.
The defense sought to shaw that
being held up by highwaymen while
motoring in that vicinity was not an
uncommon occurence and put on the
stand a chauffeur who related an ex
perience with a highwayman a year
An amusing incident occurred when
the defense put oh the stand William
Pemberton , a man 45 years of age , to
attack the truthfulness and character
of Talley. Pemberton's own mentality
was questioned by Prosecutor Wen-
Was This Wltrssss Crazy ?
"Are you right in your mind ? " ask-
3d the prosecutor.
"What do you mean , am I crazy ? "
emberton asked. "Well , no. "
"Did you not have nine cats chained
n one room in your house once ? " ask
ed the prosecutor.
"Well , weren't there pictures taken
of those cats ? "
Here the witness fidgeted and began
o show signs of embarrassment. He
turned on Mr. Wendenburg savagely ,
'Look here , man , are you trying to
cross examine me ? You are talking
out of your head "
The witness continued talking rapid-
y but his remarks were drowned In
aughter of the courtroom and even
after Judge Watson had restored or
der the witness talked on at lightning-
Ike speed until the court ordered him
to stop. Even the prisoner joined in
the laughing and was the last in the
room to regain his composure.
TO MEET KRUTTSCHNITT.
Labor Leaders Confer In Frisco , Preparatory -
paratory to Meeting Him.
San Francisco , Aug. 31. J. W. Kline
nternatlonal president of the black
smith's union ; M. F. Ryan , internation
al president of the Brotherhood ol
Railway Carmen ; J. A. Franklin , In
ternatlonal president of the Boiler
makers union ; and J. D. Buckal , vice
president of the International assocla
tlon of Machinists , who arrived In this
city yesterday to hold a conference
with Vice President Kruttschnltt ol
the Ilarrlman lines , are in session to
day with the local railroad union lead
ers. Also present are leaders of th <
railroad unions In other cities In this
state ; Sam Grace of Omaha , business
agent of the Harrlman line machln
Ists , and John Southons , deputy of th (
grand lodge , Rochester.
It Is the purpose of the Internationa
leaders thoroughly to investigate th <
situation In the west and to posses ;
themselves of every detail before thej
meet Kruttschnitt. Present Indlca
tlons are that the meeting with Krutt
schnttt will not be held until tomor
Kruttschnltt has declared that h (
will not recognize the leaders as ror
resentatlves of the federation. Thi
leaders say that they must gain thl
point before an agreement has beei
FATAL FIRE IN TOPEKA.
Damage Amounting to $100,000 Re
suits From Blaze There.
Topeka , Kan. , Aug. 31. One ma
was burned to death and one was se
riously Injured and property loss C3
ceeding $100,000 resulted from an eai
ly morning fire In the business dli
trlct of Topeka today. The J. I
Dressnor Furniture company and th
Glbbs Clothing company are the heai
lest losers. W. V. Evans , photogn
phor , who lived In his studio , lost hi
life. E. E. Babcock , acting fire chle
was seriously hurt by a falling cellln
but will recover.
NEBRASKA SENATOR SAYS THE
TARIFF WILL BE CUT.
RECIPROCITY WILL BE A HELP
The Price of Wheat Raised In This
Country Will Not be Lowered , But
Demand for Our Products Increased.
Taft a Near-Progressive.
Omaha , Aug. 31. 'Senator ' Norrls
Brown of Nebraska spent most of
Wednesday In Omaha on his return
The senator is pretty well pleased
with the work accomplished by the
last congress. It was one of the busi
est sessions in years , but according to
his views 110 more so than will be the
next session if the work cut out Is
taken up and pushed along.
Asked If the coming visit of Presi
dent Taft to Omaha and Nebraska has
any political significance , Senator
Brown replied :
"While there may be politics in the
tour , the president is not making the
trip to boom his own campaign or
make political capital or votes for him
self. He wants to meet his western
friends and get fully in touch with the
situation , business , political and other
wise , in this and other sections of the
As Senator Brown views the situa
tion , tariff is now and will be for some
I time to come the paramount Issue with
the republican party. Along this line
ho said :
Expects Lower Tariff.
"The passage of the reciprocity
measure was the opening wedge. I
do not expect to see free trade , but I
do expect to see , and that before very
long , a reduction of the duties upon a
vast number of products and manu
factured articles that now are pro-
tected. In the east where the Inter
ests had more or less influence with
members of the two houses , you no
tice how the votes stood when the roll
"In the west and south , where the
common people elect senators and con
gressmen , these members , while they
did not seek to throw down the .bars
and let everything free from every
where , they took the position that the
greatest good should be done to the
greatest number , instead of voting to
give protection to a favored few. "
Taft Will Be Re-elected.
Senator Brown denied that reciproc
ity with Canada would tend to reduce
the price of wheat raised In this country -
try and declared that It must undoubt
edly increase the demand for Amer
The senator , while not classing Pres
Ident Taft as a progressive , thinks he
has many Ideas in common with them
Said he :
"President Taft has outlived a plat
of action that is perfectly conslstenl
with the ideas of the progressives , 01
Insurgents as they are sometime !
called. My Idea is that In 1912 h <
will receive the republican nomlna
tlon for the presidency and will b <
elected beyond any question of doubt. '
FLIES AT GRAND ISLAND
But Aviator Is New at Game and Near
ly Hits Grandstand Crowd.
Grand Island , Neb. , Aug. 31. AY
iator Dlckson of the Curtis Avlatloi
company made a pretty flight yestoi
day , though ho was not completely fa
mlllar with the machine and did no
allow for sufficient space to stop 1
after alighting and dashed into a bai
rel of gasoline and a grandstand posi
quite badly damaging the machine
The aviator escaped injury and the
fact that the machine struck a post
saved It from going Into one corner of
There was near-panic but the police
soon had the crowds quieted.
Battleship Utah Floats.
Philadelphia , Pa. , Aug. 31. The bat
tleship Utah , one of the most power
ful warships afloat , was placed In com
mission at the Philadelphia navy yard
Groom 24 , Bride 96.
Hannibal , Mo. , Aug. 31. Mrs. Nancy
Edey , 00 years old , was married for
the sixth time at Troy , Mo. Reo In-
low , 24 years old , Is the new husband.
They live at Sllex , Mo. , about forty
miles from Hannibal. The bride's fifth
husband died about six weeks ago at
the county farm at Troy. The bride
was Bo-vnetl in a black eh'esa , with a
belt made of a piece of leather and
clothesline. She wore a sunbonnet
and a pair of men's gloves. Inlow
wore overalls and a hickory shirt on
his honeymoon. Mrs. Inlow is without
money , and it is said the county has
kept her for the last five months. In-
low said he married the aged woman
because he loved her.
DIX WANTS PRIMARY LAW.
New York Governor on Record Oppos
ing Gerrymander , Too.
Albany , N. Y. , Aug. 31. The enact
ment of a suitable direct nominations
lay by the legislature when it recon
venes next Wednesday is favored by
Gov. Dix. He declares such a course
necessary to fulfill the platform
pledges of the democratic party , In a
letter made public today , and express
es the opinion that a proper reappor-
tlonment of the congressional districts
should be made.
"Nothing should bo undertaken , '
said the governor , "which can be fair
ly characterized as a gerrymander. "
Death of Col. English.
Yankton , S. D , , Aug. 31. The news
has reached here of the death at Haw
thorne , Nov. , of Col. Edmund F. Eng
llsh , for thirty years a real estate
dealer of Yankton. He was a prom
luent Mason and civil war veteran o :
this city and married Miss Emily Den
nis , daughter of the late Gen. Dennis
who survives him , as do three sons.
DROUTH AND FROST HURT.
Cornfields In Boyd County Being Cu
for Fodder In Many Cases.
M. J. Sanders , district manager foi
the Nebraska Telephone company , wh (
returned yesterday from a trip to Boye
county towns , reports that nine out o
ten cornfields In that section are beln ?
cut for fodder , owing to the drouth
Ho also says frost Sunday night die
real damage to corn in low places.
WAVE OF CRIME IS ALARMING.
New York Starts a Big Crusadi
New York , Aug. 31. All the Italiai
detectives In the city , seventy-five li
number , were summoned to pollc
lieadquarters and assigned to stem th
wave of Italian , crlme.
The seriousness of the situation be
came apparent when it was learne
that the Italian government had re
celved through Its consul here a lie
of crimes by natives of that countr
since the first of the year and wa
much exercised by the showing. ]
was stated that the detective burea
has a list of no less than 5,000 Italia
ex-convicts believed to be In No'
York city at this time.
The Immediate provocation of th
Italian crime crusade was the tw
kidnaping cases reported to the pi
lice and still unsolved. In addition th
police records show fourteen cases e
bomb throwing since July 14.
The action of Police Coininlsslone
Waldo practically revives the once f
mous Italian detective bureau , whlc
was disbanded only a month ago.
THAT WILL BE DEFENSE IN THE
HAD NO MERCENARY MOTIVES
The Defense Will Claim That Sellers ,
the R-inchrnnn Who Was Hanged ,
Offered Personal Indignities and
Miss Murphy Told Brother.
Lincoln , Aug. SI. A Lincoln firm of
attorneys , Tyrell & Morrlasoy , who
have been engaged to defend Mlsa
Eunice Murphy , licensed of Inciting
the murder of her lover , Charles Sel
lers to secure his property , gave a
glimpse Into their plans for defouso
Air. Tyrell states that Miss Murphy
had undoubtedly told her brother , her
cousins and the Weed boys of n story
of personal Indignities Inflicted on
herself by Sellers which had Impelled
the crime , but that It could bo shown
that her actions were not prompted by
mercenary motives nor did she expect
to see murder result.
Valentine , Neb. , Aug. 31. Eunice
Murphy steadily icfuscd to HCO any
person save the Jailer and her attor
ney today. She talked with the Jailor
on common topics but has not touch
ed on the irlmo in any manner.
It has developed that the prosecu
tion \\111 try lo prove that before goIng -
Ing to an Omahii hospital to submit
to an operation , Sellers told Miss Mur
phy that Ills Insurance and his prop
erty was left to her. After his mur
der his brother was found to bo the
beneliclary , The preliminary hearing
\\111 bo September ! ) .
Valentine , Neb. , Aug. 31. Special"lo
The News : Miss Eunice Murphy ar
rived here yesterday from Indepen
dence , Mo. , accompanied by her at
torney , Mr. Kelley , and was Imme
diately arrested by Sheriff Hosseter
on the charge of Inciting the four men
now in jail to murder Charles Sellarn.
The exact date of her preliminary trial
has not been set but it is thought it
will be week from next Saturday. She
Is going to stand trial and the case
will be hotly contested on both Bides.
A MURDER ATA FUNERAL
Quarrel Over Electric Battery Ends In
Tragedy When Mourners Meet.
New Orleans , Aug. 31. A quarrel of
six months' standing over an electric
battery ended yesterday in the killing
of Joseph Hasselback , 23 years old ,
by his brother-in-law Charles Rom-
back , while relatives and friends were
assembled for the funeral of their
mother-in-law , Mrs. Henry Brink.
The shooting occurred in a room ad
joining that in which the corpse lay
and it drove from the house all the
mourners , Homback surrendered to
RATTLER BITES DAKOTA GIRL.
The Mother Uses Butcher Knife to
Cut Out Infected Flesh.
Pierre , S. D. , Aug. 31. Myrtle Olson ,
a 0-year-old girl of Lantry , was bitten
in the leg by a rattlesnake and was
hurried to her home. Her mother con
sidered the case as one which required
heroic action and after tying a llgaturo
above the wound , slashed with a table
knife the place where the fangs had
entered and washed out the cut with
kerosene. Later she covered the
wound with salt , then waited for a
physician who had been called. The
result of this treatment was that there
was but little swelling from the bite
and the child is walking about , little
worse for the experience.
SHE'S FREE , PARSON JAILED.
Kansas Woman Sentenced to Rock
Pile , Purged of Contempt.
Cola , Kan. , Aug. 31. Mrs. Ella
Reese , recently sentenced to the muni
cipal rock pile , was purged of con
tempt by Judge Smeltzer here last
night and permitted to go at liberty
unconditionally. Mrs. Reese was freed
after she had testified in the case
against Rev. Hood Line , who was
charged by Mrs. Reese with question
able conduct. Rev. Mr. Line , fined
$30 , was unable to pay the fine and
went to Jail.
TRACK MEN MAY STRIKE.
Chairman of Committee Is Discharged
and It Causes a Row.
Scranton , Pa. , Aug. 31. National of
ficers of the Maintenance of Way Em
ployes union have been summoned to
confer with national Vice President
Vurpia , and a local grievance com
mittee of the Delaware , Lackawanna
& Western system regarding difficul
ties that have arisen on the Lacka
The track men sent a committee to.
ask a wage increase and track Fore
man M. W. Foley , chairman of the
committee , was discharged the follow
ing day. The company says ho was
discharged because ho overstayed his
leave of absence. The men allege ho
was dismissed because ho was the
head of the committee. The men now
Insist upon the reinstatement of Foley
and the national officers of the union
were asked to take charge of the situa
They declare there will bo a general
strike over the whole system If Foley
Is not reinstated.