The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 15, 1911, Image 1

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The President Admits There Is Trou
ble In the Department of Agriculture
and Radical Action Will Probably
be Taken Wiley Is Praised.
Beverly , Mass. , Sept. 15. The resig
nation of Dr. Harvey Wlloy , chief of
the United States bureau of chemis
try , will not bo asked for by Presi
dent Taft , despite the recommendation
of the personnel board of the depart
ment of agriculture and endorsed by
Attorney General Wlckersham. This
decision was announced hero today by
President Taft.
In the opinion the president admits
what has been well known by many
persons close to the administration ,
that there Is trouble In the depart
ment of agriculture. Speaking of the
congressional Inquiry into that depart
ment , unfinished nt the last session ,
but to bo taken up next winter , Mr.
Taft says :
"The broader Issues raised by the
investigation , which have a much
weightier relation than this one to the
general efficiency of the department ,
may require much more radical action
than the question 1 have considered
.and decided. "
Serious Shake-up Coming.
That this statement Indicates a ser
ious shake-up In the department next
winter was freely predicted today.
There have never been any intima
tions that Secretary Wilson was dis
posed to retire and it is not believed
liero that the president would request
him to do so. A general clean-up of
affairs In the department , however ,
could readily bo required by the presi
dent and carried through when ho re
turns to Washington In November.
The Wiley case arose over the em
ployment by the bureau of chemistry
of Dr. II. II. Rusby of New York , phar-
mncognosist of the bureau. In effect
Dr. Wiley , Dr. L. F. Kebler , chief of
1he drug laboratory , and Dr. W. D.
Dlgelow , assistant chief of the bureau ,
were charged with having conspired to
pay Dr. Rusby a salary of $1,600 a
> ear with the tacit understanding that
be was to do only enough work to
secure this amount at the rate of $20
-a day. This was held to violate the
act of congress of March 15 , 1S08 ,
which declared that no classified
scientific Investigator should receive
moro than $0 a day. In addition to
the recommendation that Dr. Wiley be
allowed to resign , the personnel board
licld that Dr. Rusby should bo dis
missed , that Dr. Kebler bo reduced
and that Dr. Blgelow be allowed to
quit the service. None of these recom
v mendations are upheld In the presi
dent's opinion.
Dr. Kebler Reprimanded.
Dr. Kebler Is reprimanded for "dis
ingenuous conduct" In his letter writIng -
Ing to Dr. Rusby and the president
says that the letters suggest a "wil
lingness to resort to evasion" that
calls for ofllclal reproof. Dr. Blgelow
Is held to have been "overzealous" and
a reprimand by Secretary of Agrlcul
turo Wilson , to whom the opinion In
his letter Is directed , is ordered by
the president.
Dr. Rusby Is held to be as guiltless
as Dr. Wiley In this particular matter ,
A charge against him , however , of securing
curing the appointment on the com
mission "laborer role" of a physician
and expert , "whom he could not sue
ceed but could use to do his work at n
very small stipend when ho himsell
was called away , " the president holds
< o bo "not especially creditable. "
Praise for Wiley.
The case , the president says , has
made apparent the ' 'doubtful leglsla
tlvo propriety of the limitations upor
the bureau chiefs to exact per dlen
compensation for experts. "
The government , he says , "ought note
to bo 'at a disadvantage In this regan
and one cannot withhold one's sym
pathy with an earnest effort by Dr
Wiley to pay proper compensation an <
secure expert assistance In the en
forcement of so Important a statute ai
the pure food law , certainly In the be
ginning when the questions arlsln !
under It are of capital Importance ti
the public. "
The present conclusions , ho says
were ready weeks ago , but he did no
put them on paper because he hope- -
for a time for the report of the core
mlttee of the house of representative
that was Investigating the departmen
of agriculture.
Wiley Is Pleased.
ttitieraont , Va. , Sept. 15. "It's
complete vindication for me , " said D
Harvey Wiley today when Informed c
the president's decision on the casi
"I know nothing about It officially ,
have nothing to say In view of tli
fact that I have received no word o
llclally regarding the matter. "
The doctor Is spending a vncatlo
on his mountain farm.
Wilson Surprised.
Traer , la. , Sept 15. Secretary Wl
Maximum 84
Minimum 54
Average CO
Barometer 20.80
Chicago , Sept. 15. The bulletin Issued -
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
tliu forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Generally fair tonight and Saturday.
Not much change In temperature.
son of the department of agriculture ,
wlio Is at his homo here , expressed
wirprlse that President Taft had ren
dered hl decision In the Wiley case
today. Shortly before noon ho told
the Associated Press he had not ex
pected the decision for several days.
The secretary said ho had no previous
Intimation of what the decision of the
president was to be and foi that rea
son would make no statement until
ho had been fully appraised of the
contents of the letter on the subject
addressed to him by the executive.
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dr. Whedon , Defeated Candidate for
Senate , Flays President Taft Sen
ator Clapp of Minnesota Makes the
Principal Address.
Liucoln , Sept. 15. A movement In
.ho Interest of Senator La Follette of
Vlsconsln ns the republican caudl-
late for president and nn effort to
jrlng about the support of Nebraska
lolegates to the next national conven-
Ion , took form last night when a diner -
, or was hold In Lincoln bringing to-
; ether well known progressive repub-
leans who are partisans of the Wls-
jonsln man. Tentative steps , looking
.o n statewide La Follette league , were
aken with the selection of former
longressinan John J. McCarthy of
. 'onca ' as president and Frank P. Cor-
Ick of Lincoln as secretary , with vice
iresldents from many parts of the
tate. The dinner was quite largely
Senator Moses Clapp of Minnesota
vas the principal speaker.
Finds La Follette Sentiment.
Senator Clapp has just returned
'rom California where he spent two
veeks In campaigning for the Initia-
.Ive , referendum and recall constltu-
: loual amendments which are to be
oted upon there.
"I received a distinct surprise on my
.rip west when I found a strong La
Follette sentiment In Utah , " ho de-
Touching further upon the aspect of
.he boom for the Wisconsin senator
.he Minnesota man said :
"There has been a demand from all
jver the country for some candidate
for the presidency who would repre
sent progressive Ideals. While there
was sentiment for some other men ,
; he sentiment for La Follette was over
"La Follette has made a great fight
In congress against the element of the
[ > arty which we call Aldrlchlsm , and
; ils showing In the senate along con-
lervatlve progressive lines has been
juch that he has been strongly com
mended to the people of the country as
a progressive thinker and doer. Above
nil he has the record of achievement
, n his own state. "
Whedon Flays Taft.
Senator Clapp made no direct at-
.ack on President Taft but said his
administration had been a disappoint
ment to the progresslves. He declared
the Canadian reciprocity agreement a
sham and deplored It as a lack of gen-
ulne tariff revision downward.
Charles O. Whedon of Lincoln , pro.
; resslve republican candidate for Unit-
iA States senator last fall , was severe
in his criticism of the president.
"President Taft has shot the repirtv
Jean party full of holes , " he said , "and
we must take away from him the gun
with which he has done the shooting. '
Other speakers set out conditions lr
; he state and gave endorsement to the
? andidacy of La Follette for the pres
dency. A working organization was
perfected for the furtherance of the
La Follette campaign In this state and
nformal preparations were made foi
carrying on an energetic fight fron :
now on until the people of the state
ixpress their primary preferences nexl
Tentative plans as effected tonlghi
left many features of the formal or
ganlzatlon to be worked out later.
Court Withholds Judgment on Diegli
for the Time Being.
Dayton , O. , Sept. 15. Judge Alfre <
of the circuit court today granted i
suspension of sentence In the case o
Rodney J. Dlegle , the convicted sei
geant-at-arms of the Ohio senate , untl
the court can pass on a writ of erro
In his case. The court declined to Is
sue an order Increasing Dlegle's boni
which the state asked.
Good Newi.
"My dear , our landlord says he's gc
Ing to raise our rent. "
"Glad to near he can do It. 1 can't.
Baltimore American.
Though some of us are poor , let a
all be geutwl.-Stevenson.
$315,000 $
Branch of Bank of Montreal , at New
Westminster , B. C. , Is Entered at
4 a. m. The Thin Vault Blown With
New Westminster , B. C. , Sept. 15.
Three hundred and fifteen thousand
dollars was stolen early this morning
from the branch of the Dank of Mon
treal In this city. Five burglars enter
ed the bank by the front door , broke
through the thin metal covering of the
vault , blew the safe by charges of nl-
tro-glycerine and got clear away with
their booty without being seen except
by a Chinese caretaker. They prob
ably escaped down the Fraser river by
a launch or else by automobile toward
There was In all $330,000 In the bank
safe. Chief of Police Bradshaw be
lieves the men would have taken It all
If they could have carried It. As It
was , they took all they could carry ,
caving all the silver and notes of
mail denominations as well as dam
god $5 and $10 bills lying around the
The first known of the robbery was
vhon n Chinese caretaker appeared at
he police station at about 5:30 : o'clock
nd gave the alarm. He had man-
iged to work his bonds loose after the
obbers had departed. The only clew
btalnable was that given by the
From thoroughness of the job and
ho tools with which the work was
lone , the local ofllcers bellevo the
ame gang which has been nt work in
, 'ancouver turned the work here.
It Is Impossible to say just when
he men effected their entrance Into
ho bank , but It Is presumed that It
vas sometime about 4 o'clock this
norntng , for when the Chinese janitor
UTlved shortly after 4 o'clock to clean
up ho found three men had been doing
little cleaning up on tiielr own ac-
'ount and before tho' Chinaman could
; lvo the alarm , he was sandbagged
; agged and tied to a chair. Then the
robbers proceeded to collect the gold
\nd bills from the vault and left the
nilldlng some time before 5 o'clock ,
aking more than a quarter of a mil-
ion with them , leaving little In the
ault behind them.
Got $315,000.
That the robbers are still In the vl-
Inlty Is apparent by the finding of a
disabled automobile , stolen from T.
J. Trapp's garage in front of the Y.
M. C. A. building. It is thought the
eggs started to get away In the ma
chine and had to abandon It.
Usually there Is a watchman on the
) remlses , but last week he went on
ils vacation.
It Is evident that the robbers knew
of this , for In his room the loot was
led up and blankets from his bed were
ised to deaden the noise of the explo
sion. After a survey by bank officials
soon after 10 o'clock this morning , it
was officially stated that the robbers
ot away with at least $315,000.
Chicago , Sept. 15. Unusual climatic
conditions that have prevailed here
for several days reached a climax last
light in one of the severest electrical
storms in several years. The storm
jroko with an extraordinary display of
ightning just after the thermometer
mil reached a maximum of S2 degrees ,
rising from 56 degrees In the morning.
Lightning played havoc with telephone
wires. No other serious damage was
reported. Nearly an Inch of rain fell
In two hours. A high wind prevailed
over Lake Michigan , but no vessels
were reported In trouble.
The first Indication of unusual
weather started with what resembled
a tldnl wave Monday night. Since
then the severe thunder storms have
been frequent The moisture-laden all
caused damp spots to appear on the
Inner walls of buildings. When doors
and windows were opened so the fresl
air would dry the spots , the condlttor
was Increased until In many houses
the wall paper tints ran together ant
floors looked as though they had beet
freshly mopped and not dried. Hlgl
walls in the new city building oozec
pools of water on every floor , so grea
was the humidity. Reports from Mich
igan and Indiana showed that the elec
trlcal disturbance was severe there
putting many wires out of use for sev
eral hours. The storm seemed to hi
moving eastward.
Hunters throughout the state ar
having no difficulty in securing all th
game the law allows.
A great array of spea. ° rs , Includln
Louis Hill of the Great Northern ral
way , will appear at Huron on boosl
ers' day at the state fair.
( Copyright 191L )
Maked Body of Mrs. Walter Bolton Is
Found In Cellar of Farmhouse Near
Minneapolis Man's Body Few
Inches Under Ground.
Minneapolis , Sept. 15. A murder
nystery with two victims , possibly
hree , was unearthed nt a farm north
Minneapolis. The naked body of
Mrs. Walter Ifoltou , who managed the
arm for her husKnd , a barkeeprr
n Minneapolis , was found In the eel-
ar of the farmhouse and the body of
slain man was discovered burled un-
ler a few inches of earth In the gar
den. Frank Rhodes , a hired man , Is
The woman was slain In the house
and dragged to the cellar , as shown
> y blood spots. Neighbors , observing
.hat no one was moving about at the
Jolton farmhouse , ' entered the place.
The floors and walls were spattered
vlth blood and the furniture was In
confusion. Farmers said that Rhodes ,
a cousin of Mrs. Bolton , had not been
seen for two days. No trace of him
c'as found about the place but search
vill continue to clear up doubts as to
vhether he may have been murdered
Bolton received a letter from his
vlfo yesterday saying that she was
well and happy. There Is no intlma-
; ion of trouble and it is believed the
etter was written by the murderer to
teep Bolton ignorant of the crime.
3olton had scarcely finished reading
he letter when word was brought of
he murders. He went to the farm at
once to help solve the mystery.
Bolton said he had sent money
weekly to his wife and that there had
jeen no trouble of any kind. Ho did
iot know the unidentified man found
juried in the yard.
O'Neill , Neb. , Sept. 15. Special tc
The News : Frank Hamilton , living
near Catalpa , In northwestern Holt
county , was yesterday given a prellnv
Inary hearing before Justice of the
Peace McCafferty at O'Neill , for al
leged criminal assault upon Susie
Carver , a 13-year-old girl.
Hamilton is married and has nine
children , and both sides promise tc
produce sensational testimony at the
trial , which will be held at the nexl
terra of the district court at O'Neill.
Hamilton was bound over In the
sum of $2,500. Ho Is In jail here , be
ing unable to furnish the rcquiret
bond. t' .
South Dakota Executive Unable ti
Leave Bed , at Spring Lake.
Spring Lake , N. J. , Sept. 15. Gov
Robert S. Vessey of South Dakota wai
unable to participate In yesterday1 !
proceedings because of an attack o
biliousness. Gov. Vessey did no
leave his bed. His Illness , howevei
Is not regarded as serious. It had It
origin , he believes , In a cold which h
contracted at Saudy Hook yesterda )
Pleading Guilty to Stealing Horse
From John Clasey Near Page a Few
Days Ago , Young Man Is Given
Prison Term by Judge Harrington.
O'Neill , Neb. , Sept. 15. Special to
The News : Joseph Bordeen was sen
tenced yesterday to not less than one
nor more than ten years in the peni
tentiary by Judge Harrington for
stealing a horse S'roni John Clasey at
Page a few weeks ago. Ho was also
charged with burning the barn from
which he stole the horse , but denied
It. He pleaded guilty to stealing the
horse. Bordeen is the man who , after
stealing the horse , took it to Nellgh
and the actions of the man and price
asked , together wjth The Norfolk
News report , led to his arrest.
Colfax , Calif. , Sept. 15. Indications
today are that Aviator Fowler will resume -
sumo his San Francisco to New York
flight tomorrow. Rapid progress has
been made on the reconstruction of
the biplane wrecked Tuesday at Alta
and the mechanicians promised this
morning to have the machine In first
class condition before daylight Sat
urday. Fowler plans to make an early
morning start , as by so doing he ex
pects to get over the summit of the
Sierras before the wind rises. He said
today he would try to make Ogden In
two days , flying 150 miles In the mornIng -
Ing and 150 miles in the afternoon. He
expected by four or live days of extra
efforts to make up the tlmo lost by
the accident.
Ward Makes Good Time.
Susquehanna , Pa. , Sept. 15. James
J. Ward of Chicago , flying from New
York to San Francisco , reached Call-
coon , N. Y. , a few miles from here , at
4:35 : o'clock yesterday afternoon. He
left New York City Wednesday morn-
lug. On his final fly yesterday he cov
ered 50 1-10 miles in 5 minutes , hav
ing left Mlddletown , N. Y. , at 3:38 :
o'clock. His total distance covered so
far Is 138 miles.
D'Orsay and Hie Tailor.
"D'0rsa.the Complete Handy. " n"
Mr Tli'L'iimuuih Short- rails him In hH
biography \\n > fully nwiire of the
vuliu ; lit i-l * pntniiumi' to the tailors
When HnUit'4 nrrived for Him. In the
most mvitcrl'iiiminuter ' Imnknotes
had fniuiil I Melt way into the pockets
Oncit. when tilliiri'iiteiit IIUil ( ml liM : >
peni'd. | ) 'ii-i | > iriile invti'et ' return
till ! Unrilli'lllwt'lJ llle llie . | | > : e tlW
"the llnlnu ( ilie ( > ' Uetrf I'eei '
Hocter Than He Thought.
The boy whose business It was tc
answer the telephone rushed Into the
room of the senior partner.
"Just got n message saying that youi
house was on fire , " ho said.
"Dear mo ! " returned the senior partner
nor In n bewildered sort of way. " 1
knew my wlfo was pretty hot aboui
something when I left homo this morn
Ing , but I didn't think It was so bat
as to set the house on fire I"
Gov. Aldrich of Nebraska , In Address
at Spring Lake , Precipitates Action
Unknown Heretofore in the History
of This Country.
Spring Lake , Sept. 15. Governors
of twenty-four states voted yesterday
afternoon to unite in protest to the
United States supreme court against
what they consider an Invasion of
states rights by federal courts. The
decision of Judge Sanborn In the Min
nesota rate case Is the particular "In
vasion" to which the governors object.
By their action they establish a prec
edent In American history.
Judge Harmon , governor of Ohio and
formerly attorney general of the Unit
ed States , will head a committee of
protest. His colleagues will be Her
bert S. Hadley , governor of Missouri ,
and Chester H. Aldrich , governor ot
Nebraska. The motion to appoint such
a committee to voice the views of the
conference was made by Gov. Enimett
O'Neal of Alabama.
Gov. Harmon supplied the original
suggestion for the plan , according to
O'Neal. In the sharp debate which
followed the measure's Introduction ,
Gov. Harmon took a part. A success
of the motion was entirely unexpected
by the majority of the delegates.
Gov. Aldrlch's denunciation of what
he termed the Invasion of the func
tions and rights of the states by the
minor federal courts discussed during
the day , provoked encouraging ap
plause and was followed by an address
by Goy. McGovera of Wisconsin on
the same topic. With the subject
fresh In mind the governors debated
the question for an hour or more be <
fore Gov. O'Neal Introduced his mo
tlon. During his speech Gov. AldrlcL
referred In terms of condemnation tc
the decision of Justice Sanborn of the
United States circuit court In the Mln-
nesota rate case. He explained that
the point of the decision was that the
state's interstate rate law was uncon
stltutlonal because It could not be en
forced without Interfering In Its op
eratlon with the authority of the Inter
state commerce commission. This he
thought was clearly an Invasion ol
state's rights.
I The twenty-four states whose gov
I ernors voted for the motion are : Ala
, bama , Colorado , Florida , Georgia , Ida
ho , Kansas , Maryland , Massachusetts
Mississippi , Missouri , Montana , Nc
braska , New Hampshire , New Jersey
North Dakota , Ohio , Oklahoma , Penn
sylvanla , Rhode Island , Utah , Virginia
Washington , West Virginia and Wis
Syracuse , N. Y. , Sept. 15. Sopranc
2:03 : t , won the Madden sweepstakes
the feature of yesterday's grand clrcul
meeting , defeating Hallworth 2:05VS :
It took flvo heats to decide which trol
ter would get the greater share of th
? 1,200 stake. Results :
2:05 : pace Major Brlno won In tw
straight heats , best tlmo 2:05'/i. : . ll
Ambulator second , Star Patch third.
Madden sweepstakes Soprano wo
first , fourth and fifth heats and raci
Best time , 2:08. : Hnilworthy took se <
end and third heats. Best time , 2:01 :
( Two entries. )
2:03 : pace My Shady Belle won sei
end and third heats and race , bos
time , 2OCVi. : Twinkling Dan took fin
In 2OGV4. : DIrectum Regent , third.
The Surgeons Attending the Wounded
Premier Have Not Considered an
Operation Necessary and His Condi
tion Indicates He Will Recover. 4
Kiev , Russia , Sept. 15. There nppoara
to be ground for hope today that Pre
mier Stolypln will for the third tlmo
survive the attack of tin assassin.
Fired on nt close range as ho sat
defenseless In his chair at the Munici
pal theater last night , the premier es
caped with two wounds , neither of
which are believed fatal. A dispatch
sent to the premier's brother , Alexan
der Stolypln , at St. Petersburg In the
early morning , stated that the pa
tient's condition was "very satisfac
tory" and the surgeons bad not deem
ed an operation necessary. Their ten
tative Judgment was that the bullets
had wounded the pleura and grazed
the liver. A pulse of 70 was recorded.
Following his removal from the play
house , the wounded man slept for four
hours after which the llrst consulta
tion was held.
Emperor Nicholas was present In
the theater at the tlmo. The prem
ier's assailant was arrested.
Two bullets were fired from behind
by a lawyer named Dogrof. The au
dience tried to lynch the assassin.
Some reports have It that a musician
ilso was wounded.
The minister of finance , M. Kokov-
3off , was sitting beside the premier at
he tlmo of the attack.
Not the First Attempt.
This Is not the first attempt inado
on the llfo of Premier Stolyplu.
When he was governor of Saratov In
905 three shots were fired nt him
iut without effect. On August 25 ,
1006 , a bomb was thrown while Stoly-
) ln then premier , was holding a pub
ic reception nt his country house on
\ptekarsky Island. The premier was
slightly wounded. Thirty-two persona
ro killed and a still larger number
were wounded. Among the latter
vere the premier's 15-year-old daugh-
er and his 3-year-old son. At that
.lino there was a reign of terrorism
n many parts of Russia ,
Expected to be Killed.
When Stolypln accepted the prom-
ershlp , July , 1906 , he was perfectly
onsclous of his danger. Ho remark
ed at the time :
"I have no doubt that attempts will
bo made upon my life but I hope that
order will bo restored and stability
established in Russia before they are
successful. "
As Stolypln outlined the policy of
ho government , It was to be oneof
'strong handed reform , " ho promptly
ssued circulars to the provincial au-
horltles directing them to spare no
efforts to prevent disturbances. Aa
nlnlster of the Interior prior to taking
over the premiership , ho was rssalled
n the dotima In making his first
speech , with cries of "murder" and
'assassin" when ho defended the al-
eged Illegal acts of the police officiate
and provincial governors In the sup-
iresslon of disorders. The retaliatory
steps which he took against the ter-
orlsts and liberals alike won him the
detestation of the advanced parties ,
and the support of the administration.
He Executed Many.
"Stolypln's necktie , " became the
synonym for the hangman's noose
throughout Russia He quarreled fre
quently with the douma and was vie-
orlous In his disputes with that body
owing to the confidence which the em
peror reposed In him. Stolypln re
signed as premier and minister of the
Interior on March 20 of this year but
three days later reconsidered his ac
tion. The resignation was presented
because the council of the empire re
jected his zemstvo bill and It was announced -
nounced that the emporer had accept-
(1 ( the appointment of Mr. KokovosofC
minister of finance to fill the premier
ship. Later , however , It was learned
that the emperor had used his per
sonal influence to retain Stolypln la
Dancing In Washington's Dayi.
It was n dancing age. Nona was too
old or too dignified to join in the pas
time. We have It on the authority of
General Greene that on one occasion
Washington danced for three hours
without once sitting down. Patrick
Henry would close the doors of his of
fice to betake himself to dancing or
fiddling , mul Jefferson dearly loved to
"rosin" his bow for n merry Jig. The
story Is told of him that once when
away from homo ho received news of
the burning of his father's house.
"Did you HIIVO any of my books ? " ho
asked of the slave who brought him
the tidings. "No , masaa , " answered
the negro , "but wo saved the fiddle. "
Maud Wilder Goodwin In "Tho Colo-
ulal Cavalier. " . . . . t