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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NORFOLK. XKHHASIvA. FRIDAY SKL'TEMBER 8. 1911.
WON'T ' REOPEN
A LETTER FROM ALLEGED EYE
WITNESS WON'T INTERRUPT.
HE CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN IT
Farmhand Writes That He Saw Be-
attle Club Wife With Butt End of
Gun and Then Shoot Her as She Lay
In the Road But He Won't Ulfy.
Chesterfield Courthouse , f opt
7. Prosecutor Wondenburi ; t od
today that he had decided no .
quest the reopening ot the
case on account of the discovery
.alleged eye witness. .
'Wo' have a strong enough 1 % . %
without It , " ho said. "Wo could * ;
get the man bore for a couple of days
nt least , as ho lives out west. But wo
have asked him to como hero Just the
same to too what there Is to his story.
Of course wo have tocelved , as Is
usual In murder cases , many letters
from alleged eye witnesses. This ono ,
however , signed his name and we find
that ho did onro woik as a farmhand
nt a plaeo near the scone of the mur
der. Wo aio going to Investigate It
1'itithor , but > ou can take the story
now for what It's worth. "
Chesterfield Couithouse , Va. , Sept.
7. With evidence closed and with
both the piofrocutlon and defense con
fident of giving the case of Henry
Clay Bealtlo. jr. , to the jury today ,
all calculations as to today's de\elop-
monts In.the sensational trial had
boon upset by Special Prosecutor
AVcndenburg's announcement that bo
might ask the court to le-open the
case and admit the testimony of a man
who claims to have been an eye wit
ness to the tragedy.
If this icquest had boon made and
granted the llnal argument , which was
expected to begin this morning , would
have been delayed and court probably
would have adjourned until Saturday.
The alleged eye witness , whose name
Is withheld , is now In a city a day and
n half distant by rail from bore.
Mr. Wendenburg received the In
formation , which may change the
wlmle aspect of the case. In yester
day's mall. The writer , who a few-
days after the murder of Mrs. Beattie
was a farmhand employed at a place
near the scene of the crime , said that
1io actually saw young Boattlo kill his
wife ; saw him knock her from the
automobile with the butt of a shot
gun and then shoot her as she lay in
sensible on the ground.
Says Seattle Threatened Him.
Ho wrote that Beattie threatened
him when he found that he witnessed
the deed and that the following day
gave him a suit of clothes and money
with which to go away. Though lie
Icept quiet at first because ho was
afraid , the man says now ho does not
want Beattie to escape punishment
and is willing to testify.
At the outset the prosecution was
Inclined to take this as just another
crank's letter , of which many have
fceen received by both sides since the
trial begun. An investigation was
started , however , and several of the
writer's statements were soon corrob
orated. The Chesterfield farmer men
tioned in the letter acknowledged that
.a man of the name used by the writer
was employed by him until a few
days after the murder and further de
clared it was a fact that the farmhand
was chasing a runaway cow on the
night the crime was committed.
Says Beattie Clubbed Her.
In telling his story , the alleged witness -
ness said he was looking for a cow
when he came on the man and woman
in an automobile on the Midlothian
turnpike some time after 10 o'clock
The declaration that Beattlo clubbed
Ills wife with the gun before shooting
lier is considered by the lawyers and
detectives for prosecution with pe
culiar interest. It is said that the
physicians who examined Mrs. Be
attic's body reported that the fronta
bone on the right of the skull prob
ably was broken , though the charge o
shot had entered the left side and pen
ctrated to the back of the head. Oi
account of this it is understood Mr
Wendenburg thought seriously of re
ferring to a wound on the right sldi
of the forehead In the indlctmen
drawn for the grand jury.
If the new witness Is used the mm
dered woman's body very probabl ;
will be exhumed and examined. Tlv
authorities of the city In which th
alleged eye witness has taken refug
have been asked to take the man I :
custody and a lawyer authorized t
examine him. If it is decided to credl
his story and the court will consent t
re-open the case , he will be brougli
Mr. Wendenburg said he would nc
know what to do until ho heard toda
the result of the man's cxamlnatloi
He Is very strongly inclined to hi
lleve the farmhand's story , howeve
The letter writer gave a detailed a
count of the tragedy as ho claims t
have witnessed it. Ho said In part :
Alleged Eye Witness1 Story.
"I was in the pine woods on tl :
right hand side of Midlothian turnpiV
as you go out from Richmond , and
saw a light. As I walked closer 1
the road I saw an automobile standlr
almost In the middle of the road , fa
Ing toward Richmond , and there we :
two people in It a man and a woma
They were both sitting In the fro :
"They were quarreling. I could he
them talking loud , so I did not she
CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Maximum 71 !
Chicago , Sept. 7. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United Stutos weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska us follows :
Unsettled weather with showers to
night or Friday ; cooler east portion
myself , but waited behind n tree about
ten feet trom the edge of the road In
the thick pine woods to hear what
Picas of Dying Woman ,
"The woman was pleading with the
man. She was saying that she want
ed her lo\o back again and that she
did not want the man to bo cruel to
her. The man answered roughly.
"At one time 1 heard him say 'I am
tired of all this , 1 am going to end
his. ' Then I heardthe woman say :
'ow are yon going to end It ? ' "
The man said something 1 could not
hear and then 1 heard him say :
" Til shoot you. I'm going to end
"Ho got out of the machine and
walked across to the opposite side ot
the road 1'iom whore 1 was and after
he had been there a minute he came
back \\lth bonicthing In hishand. . 1'
could not see what it was iu the
darkness. The \\onmn was standing
In the machine in front o the leit
baud seat In the trout part of the au
tomobile when the man came back.
A Scream , Then the Murder.
"Just when the man came back 1
heard the woman bcrcnm oncu. Then
the man , \\lio was standing in the
road , swung \\ith the gun in his hand
and hit the \\oiuau on the right side
of the fate. She fell from the ma
chine to the load and she didn't make
"For a. minute the man stood looking
at her and then 1 beard him sa > :
" 'Damn > ou , jou're not dead yet.
I'll fix you. '
"Then ho up with the gun , which
was \\hat he had bit the woman with ,
and bo shot her where she lay in the
road by the front seat of the automo
bile. 1 did not see where ho shot
her. I saw him throw the gun some
where and he began to lift his wife's
body In the front seat of the automo
bile and I came out from the trees.
Seattle Confronts Eye Witness.
"Tho man turned around aad saw
mo and ho said :
" 'Did you see this1
"I told him yes , I had seen it ,
"You , what the hell are you
going to do about it ? ' be said.
"I didn't say anything. Then he
began to threaten me. He said he
was ricb and bad lots of friends In
Richmond and if I told on him he
would have me killed somehow. He
said nobody would believe my story if
I appeared In court against him any
way and I had better get out. He
said be would give me some money
and a suit of clothes If I would go
Seattle Gives Him Money.
"I told the man I would go away.
Then ho told mo to come to Beattio's
store next day and there would be
some money for me. I went and he
got some money and bought a suit of
clothes. I stayed In South Richmond
for two days , but I was so scared and
got so nervous after that two days I
took the train to this place. "
Last night before Mr. Wendenburg's
startling announcement , It was ex-
p'ected the final argument by counsel
would be begun this morning and con
Judge Watson expected Immediately
on the convening of court and the de
livery of the Instructions to the jury
to ask for an agreement as to the
time , would be used by eacb side for
argument. L. M. Gregory was to
open the case for the prosecution to
bo followed by attorneys Harry M.
Smith , Jr. , and Hill Carter for the de
fense. L. O. Wendenburg , who has
voluntarily assisted Prosecutor Greg'
ory in the case , will close for the
Trial Spoils Politics.
Incidentally Gregory today is up for
renomlnatlon for comomnwealth at
t torney In this county and Wendenbure
In Henrlco county Is a candidate foi
the state senate. Neither has beer
able to devote any time to campaign
ing on account of the trial.
BEULAH AND MUL RELEASE !
Richmond , Va. , Sept. 7. Beulah Bin
ford and Paul Beattie , detained as wit
nesses for the commonwealth in th <
Henry Clay Beattlo , Jr. , murder case
were released from the Henrlco coun
ty Jail today by order of Judge Watsoi
of the Chesterfield circuit court.
$500 for Aviator Stunt.
Keokuk , la. , Sept. 7. As dlversloi
for its 1,500 employes engaged In th
construction work , second only to th
Panama canal , the Mississippi Rive
Power company , builders of the Kec
kuk dam , yesterday signed a ? 50
guarantee , payable to the aviator wh
first reaches hero In the Minneapolis
to-New Orleans flight , and makes
loup over the dam.
A Woman Penniless.
Mrs. Ida Kloch , n homesteader 11'
Ing near Bonesteel , reacned Norfol
last night from Worthington , Minn
with her child , penniless. She sal
her husband was killed near Bonestei
and she was going there to take u
the claim. Officers Marquardt an
Wheeler collected ? 6.75 for he
among merchants , in twenty minute
and sent her ou her way.
YOUNG MAN CAUGHT AT NELIGH ,
TAKEN TO O'NEILL.
ONLY 19 , HIS FIRST TROUBLE
Jim Bradccn , Arrested on Charge of
Stealing Horse and Saddle Near
Page and Setting Fire to Barn , Had
Planned to Catch Train East.
Nellgh , Neb. , Sept. 7. Special to
The News : Sheriff Grady of Holt
county came down from O'Neill yester
day morning and returned In the af
ternoon with Jim Bradeen , the young
man arrested by Deputy Sheriff Ben
nett Tuesday night on the charge of
stealing n horse and saddle from a
farmer near Page the first of the
The young man told Mr. Bennett before -
fore being taken to Holt county that
this was the first time In his llfo that
ho ever was In serious trouble. He
practically admitted the taking of the
liorso and saddle , but absolutely de
nied any knowledge of burning the
Jim Bradwn signed bis name "Per-
noil" on the back of the Hotellng
chock that was given in payment for
the horse , and also at the Atlantic ho
tel , where lie registered and was av
signed a room. He gave a call for
the early morning passenger going
The young man is i elated to the
mother of Frank Hall of this city. It
is icportod that he ib only 19 years of
FEDERAL COURT ISSUES ORDER
RESTRAINING LOWER PASSENGER -
Minneapolis , Sept. 7. Judge C. A.
Willard , federal district court , tempo
rarily enjoined the railroad commis
sion of South Dakota from enforcing
lower railroad rates approved at the
last session of the state legislature.
The power of the legislature within
its state and of the state railroad com
mission Is blocked by federal author
ity , pending a hearing. W. D. Cantil-
Ion , general manager of the Chicago &
Northwestern road , which lias 880
miles of road in South Dakota ,
through counsel submitted a statement
of unit cost of operation in interstate
and intrastate traffic and C. F. Balch
of Chicago , head of the accounting de
partment , presented figures to show
that the lower rate would so seriously
affect the earnings of the road as to
create net losses in operation. The
state later will be heard again making
the injunction permanent.
Bohemia Man With School Teacher
Whom He Eloped With , Arrested.
Fremont , Neb. , Sept. 7. Run down
by secret service men and arrested
nine months after they had success
fully evaded the immigration officials
at Ellis Island , N. Y. , Josef Broz and
wife are in the local jail awaiting or
ders for deportation.
Broz left a wife and four children
in Bohemia and came to America with
Marie Necld. Miss Necid was a school
teacher , highly educated and just over
30 years of age , while Broz was a
carpenter and surveyor 42 years ol
age. The couple were married at El
Us Island three days after landing
Mrs. Broz No. 2 is unable to under
stand the situation. She sits in the
local jail , nursing her 4-months-old
child , weeping at the possibility of be
Ing taken back to father , friends and
relatives and bemoaning the man whc
has ruined her life.
NORRIS RAPSTAFT'S ' BILL
Nebraska Congressman Says It's i
"Gold Brick and a Sham. "
Lincoln , Sept. 7. Insurgent Con
gressman Norris , who addressed i
largo audience of Nebraska farnien
at the state fair here , called the reel
proclty bill a gold brick and a sham
"I want to be fair with those whi
supported the bill , " said Mr. Norris
"but as far as I am concerned I be
lleve the bill is a gold brick and ;
"Reciprocity puts on the free Us
articles that are produced on th
farms and the farmers are forced t
sell their products in consequence i
open and free markets. Why shoul
they not be allowed to make purchase
in the same kind , Instead of In a pr <
tected market ? "
Mr. Norris was greeted with grea
Sees Film Tragedy , Shoots Two.
New York , Sept. 7. At a movln
picture show Raffalo Rlchettl and hi
18-year-old daughter Rosa saw tli
story of a tragedy In a father klllln
his daughter and then himself. "I'
do that to you some day , " Rosa saj
her father told her. Rlchettl crept I
his daughter's bedside and shot he
and then fired a bullet Into his hea
Both probably will die.
( Copyright. 1911 )
SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR FORECASTS -
DIFFERS WITH COE CRAWFORD
South Dakota Will be for President
Taft's Renominatlon , According to
Gamble Closely Follows Crawford's
La Follette Declaration.
Sioux City , la. , Sept. 7. Robert J.
Gamble , senior United States senator
from South Dakota , in an interview
here , favors and predicts the renom-
ination of President Taft. Senator
Gamble said his state would support
Taft for a renominatlon.
"Not In a generation , " said Mr. Gam
ble , "have we had such a conservative
leadership as that given by President
Taft. There is no doubt that my state
will give the president hearty support.
This estimate is based on the evidence
gathered in traveling over a portion
of South Dakota since my return from
Washington and in the addresses I
"My own position is In accord with
what I believe to be the sentiment ot
my constituency. "
The alignment of Senator Gamble
with the administration follows closely
the declaration of Senator Coe I. Craw
ford that he will support Senator La
GRAND CIRCUIT RACES
Hartford , Conn. , Sept. 7. The grand
circuit races were long drawn out and
two of the events , the 2:09 : trot and
the 2:11 : pace , went the limit In heats.
The surprise of the afternoon was
the defeat of Major Wellington In the
1:09 : trot by Cascade. The former
misbehaved in three heats by break
ing at critical moments.
Toaay will ue President Taft day
at the fair and as a special event for
the president , The Harvester , the fast
est stallion in the world , and Willy ,
the half-mller , will have a brush after
2:23 : trot Peter Thompson won second
end and third heats and race. Best
time 2:15. : Mamie Gay took the first
heat in 2:18 : 4 ; Miss Normandie third.
2:11 : pace Forest Prince won first ,
third and fifth heats and race. Best
time 2:19. : Longworth B. took second
and fourth heats. Best time 2:09 : % .
Fannie Stanton third.
2:09 : trot Cascade won first , second
end and fifth heats and race. Best
time 2:10V's. : Major Wellington took
third and fourth heats. Best time
2:10Vi. : Creighton third.
IS TAFT DAY AT HARTFORD.
t Hartford , Conn. , Sept. 7. The visit
of President Taft to this city and the
state fair at Charter Oak park today
brought an Immense throng of people
, hither from every part of the state ,
the day having particular significance
to them as it is the first time that n
chief magistrate of the nation has
. been the guest at an old fashioned ex
hlbltlon of the products of the farms
of this state. The disapproval of the
position of the president on reciproc
ity by the executive committee of tlu
state grange , which has a very strong
hold among the Connecticut farmers
and the fact that the committee wouli
not make the day of the president's
visit grange day also , had kindled ai
Interest iu the event.
The program was for a short paradi
through the city streets to the nev
state library building on the southen
side of the capital hill where a stat
luncheon was spread , the guests mini-
boiing some plenty-live. Business
housi'b along tl'e streets were hidden
under folds of bunting and Hags.
A VIOLENT STORM
IN CHICAGO HARBOR
SCORE OF SMALL BOATS CAUGHT
IN STCRM , BUT NO LIVES
Chicago , Sept. 7. One of the most
violent storms experienced in many
years struck Chicago harbor early to
day and lasted until after daylight.
Between fitteen and twenty munches ,
motor boats and sloops in Chicago
harbor were caught up In the storm.
Ono tug , battling against the giant
waves in an effort to reach the freight
ers Lagonda and Christopher lying a
mile out , was capsized. Capt. Me-
Cleary and his crew of live were res
cued by life savers.
Three large passenger boats , the
Puritan , the City of Chicago and the
City of Traverse , for the safety of
which some anxiety was felt , put into
the harbor later. The Charles Mc
Veigh of the Benton Transit com
pany's fleet , returned to the harbor
after having gone out twenty miles.
At one time during the storm the
wind reached a velocity of sixty-four
miles an hour. Waves rolled ten feet
Hitchcock May Come.
Lincoln , Sept. C. Postmaster Gen
eral Frank Hitchcock may be at the
national convention of the first class
postmasters in Omaha next week , ac
cording to Postmaster Slzcr of Lin
coln , chairman of the program com
mittee. The committee received a
wire from the postmaster general ask
ing them to hold the program open
EXPECTS HUNG JURY.
Beattie Laughs and Jokes About Beu-
lah Binford , to Reporters.
Chesterfield Courthouse , Va. , Sept.
G. "Boys. I hope to eat dinner at
home Sunday , " said Henry Clay Be
attie , jr. , today as he rested his chin
on his hands and peered at the little
group of newspaper men gathered on
the lawn some fifteen feet away.
"Do you expect an acquittal ? " he
"Well , to be entirely frank with
you , I do not at this time. My own
guess is a hung jury , seven for convlC'
tlon and five for acquittal. However
I do expect to get out at the next sit
ting of court. I am innocent and can
not feel otherwise. "
Beattie chatted gaily and seemed
glad of an opportunity to talk as he
had been confined in his cell all day.
"It Is said that Beulah Binford Is
going on the stage. What do yet
think of that ? "
"I don't know what she could do or
the stage , " said the prisoner.
"She Is good looking , that's true
but she has no voice and so far as
know , no talent. However , boys I d <
not think that a 'skit' with Beulah am
the sheriff , Mr. Gill , would make ai
Immense hit In vaudeville. By th <
way , It's rather , hard on Beulah t <
hold her all this time and then no
let her go on the stand. "
"Do you think the defense wouli
have used her ? "
"Certainly. Why not ? Had she no
been held Incommunicado in Henr ;
county jail I nm positive Mr. Smit
would have put her on. "
"What do you think of the test
rnony In rebuttal yesterday ? "
"Nothing to It , " laughed the prlsoi
or. "The witnesses made absolutel
no Impression OH the Jury. It's a woi
der to me that a certain one of thci
had not been afraid of being struc
dead , ho lied so unmercifully. "
At this Juncture the sheriff arrive
with Henry's dinner and the intervie
CHICAGO OFFICIAL'S SON TEASES
WITH PECIVAL SUPERINTENDENT
Under Administration of Former Norfolk -
folk Insane Hospital Head , at Dun
ning , III. . Young Peter Bartzen En
tertalna Crowd at Patient ! , ' Expense.
Chicago , Sept. 7. During the administration -
ministration of Dr. J. P. Peclval , for
merly head of the state insane hos
pital in Norfolk , as superintendent of
the Dunning insane asylum here ,
Frank Bartzen , son of President Peter
Bartzen of the board of county com
missioners , entertained recently a few
friends at Dunning Institution. The
young host , according to attendants
at the asylum , arranged a unique
vaudeville patients wore made to ex
hibit their deformities for the amuse
ment of the guests.
Among the Chlcagoans in the parly
were Charlie Becker , bartender ; Dave
Ryan , saloon keeper ; Gus Weber , pen
sioned policeman ; Pete Matthews ,
tester of cement In the department of
public works , and Oscar Blattner ,
Charles Hulse , former supervisor of
Dunning institution , described the
"I think It was Friday , August 4 ,
that young Bartzen came out to the
hospital with friends , " said Hulso.
Epileptics Turned Loose.
"They had an auto , owned by Blatt
ner , and arrived In the afternoon.
They were In high spirits.
"One of the clerks In the office of
fered to show them through the hos
pital. On one pretext or another , the
guests weie assembled in a corridor
and then unexpectedly the inmates of
a violent epilepsy ward were turned
loose upon them.
"There was a pretty warm time for
a little while. The members of the
j party had to step lively to keep from
being hurt. One inmate , I think , did
receive a slight abrasion on the head.
"That was all that was needed to
fire the patient's Insane brain and he
Immediately set out to seek revenge.
Ho chased his supposed rival about
the hall for ten minutes while the vis
itors laughed and declared It was as
good as a vaudeville show.
Attendants to the Rescue.
"It might , however , have ended se
riously had not the attendants res
cued the guest from his pursuer. The
latlent was led back to his cell rav-
ng and demanded vengeance. "
i The members of the auto party de
nied the charges made against them
by the hospital attendants. Becker
and Ryan denied having been at the
hospital. Matthews said that the
I story had been greatly exaggerated.
) "Wo happened to bo out in the
1 neighborhood of Dunning , " he said. " 1
i had never seen the institution and
some one suggested we go through
We did not know whether we would
be able to go through or not , but we
drove out anyway. "
1 Dr. Pocival , former superintendent
said that the attendants reported t <
him that the Brantzon party had beer
annoying patients. He said that IK
never heard the full particulars o
what happened In the ward.
Snow at St. Paul.
St. Paul , Sept. 7. There was i
slight fall of snow on the fair ground
Taft to Hartford.
Boston , Sept 7. President Taft lef
Boston at 9:15 : a in today for Han
ford , Conn , by way of Worcester an
A $60,080 ,
WATTLES DROTHERS OF NELIQH
MAKE A DIG DEAL.
RECORD FOR ANTELOPE COUNTY
Tlu-v Sell Their 2,400 Acres of Land
Souof the Elkhorn River to Ross
F. Jt 'i.son ' of Pawnee City , Who
Will Co mo to Nellgh to Live.
Nellgh. Nob. , Sept. 7. Special to
The News : Possibly the largest real
estate deal e\er made In Antelope
county has Just been closed by W. L.
McAllister of tl'ls city. Wattles
brothers ot the Nellgh National banlc
Hi'll thi'lr 12,100 acres of land south of
tluKlkhorn Hver and within a mlle of
Nellgh to Ross F. Johnson of Pawnee
City for $80,000. Mr. Johnson will
move to Nellgh and nmko bis future
AN ALASKA LAND SCANDAL.
Millionaires Cited to Show Why Their
Claims Should Stand.
Juneau , Alaska , Sopt. 7. A. C. Fro ; t
of Chicago , formerly president of tlu >
Alaska Central railway and former
president and promoter of the Chicago
it Milwaukee Klcrtrle railway ; George
M. Seward of Chicago , receiver for A.
C. Frost and company ; U. J. Arnold
and lorty-slx other claimants of the
Watson real land group In the Maten-
nnsUa district of Alaska have been fil
ed by the Juneau land office Jo show
CHUBO within thirt.i da > s why their
claims should not bo recommended to
the commission of the laud office for
A spec lal agent has llled charges
against the validity of each of the
claims. The agent alleges :
"That the claimants did not locate
and file upon land in good faith but
the locations and filings wore made by
Frank Watson of Spokane , in the in
terest and for the benefit of A. C.
Frost , Henry C. Osborne , G. T. Fran
ces , George A. Ball , Frank Watson ,
Duncan M. Stewart , O. G. Laboree and
others , ir pursuance of an agreement
and understanding to which the claim
ants were parties ! that they permit'sd
the use ot tltelr names for tua pur
pose. " - ; KJB
Frost , Seward , Pierre G. Beach ot
Chicago , formerly secretary of the
Alaska Central railway ; George A.
all , the millionaire glass manufac-
.irer of M uncle , Ind. , reputed to bo
Yost's financial backer ; Duncan M.
toward of Seward , Alaska , former
nanager of Sovereign Bank of Can-
da ; and Henry C. Osborne , Gwynno
Frances and Francis and Stewart
f Toronto were indicated by a fed-
ral grand jury in Chicago , March 1C ,
911 , charged with conspiracy to do-
raud the United States of the use and
ossession of the Watson and Mata-
uska Coal company groups of claims.
The value of these lauds is stated
i the indictments as $10,000,000.
rest and his associates are alleged
i the indictments to have acted In
10 Interest ot the Alaska Central
EDDIE SMITH IS DEAD.
Brain Trouble Caused Death After Ill
ness of Several Weeks.
Oakland , Cal. , Sept. 7. Eddfo
mlth , the well known sports writer
nd fight referee , died yesterday. Ha
ad been 111 with brain trouble for
Smith was 33 years old. At ono
line ho was a boxer In the lightweight
lass , and was the champion long dls-
anco rider of the Pacific coast. The
ast Important light which he refereed
ras the Wolgast-Nelson battle at
oint Richmond for the lightweight
hamplonshlp of the world. He also
efcreed the Kctchel-Papko fight , the
Brltt-Nelson contest and the Gaus-
A'olcott fight , in which Cans won the
hamplonshlp in the lightweight class ,
lo was official referee of the Pacific
\thletlc club of Los Angeles.
Names Rail Commission.
Lincoln , Sept. 7. Chairman II. J.
\Vlnnett of the committee represent-
ng the state railway commissions oC
five states appointed the three mem-
) ers who are to prepare and file a-
brief in the Minnesota railroad rate
case pending in the United States su
preme court. The men who will pre
pare the brief are : George A. Hen-
shaw of the Oklahoma state railway
commission ; John Marshall , attorney
for the Kansas state railway commis
sion , and Henry T. Clarke , Jr. , of the
Nebraska railway commission. The
resolution authorizing the appoint
ment of the committee was adopted by
five states Kansas , Iowa , Oklahoma ,
South Dakota and Nebraska.
Authoress Found Dead.
London , Sept. G. Mrs. Kathorlno
Thurston , the Irish authoress , was
found dead this morning at a hotel iu
WAR RUMORS CAUSE RUN.
Efforts of German Bank Official to
Quiet Mob , Prove Useless.
Stettin , Prussia , Sept. G. The run
on the savings banks here caused by
the circulation of rumors that war be
tween Franco and Germany was Im
pending , continued today.
All attempts of the banking officials
to reassure the depositors have prov
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