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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NOKKOLK. NKHUASKA FRIDAY. ( ) ( TWKK ( 2n. 1U !
FALLS FROM AEROPLANE AT
MACON THIS AFTERNOON.
DIES A FEW MINUTES LATER
YOUNG MAN ONLY TWENTY-
x. - THREE YEARS OLD.
HAD DEEN FLYING THREE YEARS
At 4:30the : , Aviator Dies from Injurit
Received from a Fall from His Ma
chine Hae an Aunt In Norfolk with
Whom He Formerly Lived.
Mnctm , Ou. , Oct. 10. lliillctln : Avi
ator Ely foil from Ills aeroplanehuro
this afternoon and was probably fa
Million , fa. ! , Oct. 11) ) . Flash , -iiiJO
p. in. : Ely IB dead.
Eugene lily , who was Ullled when
ho full with his aeroplane at Macon ,
( ! a. , tlilH afternoon , Is the nephew of
Mr.H. 10. 10. Gillette , of Norfolk. Ely
Is tlio oldest son of Mrs. Gillette's old
Ely was only 2\ ( \ years old. and bad
been flying for tlio past two years.
lie had exhibited in most every part
of the United States and won many
honors in his spectacular and sensa
tional aerial exhibitions.
Ely was married and leaves a widow
who was only 1 ! ) years old. He was
married to Mrs. Ely when she was
only 1C years old.
Itchind this youthful marriage of
Ely's is a romance which began at
San Francisco where , just before the
San Francisco earthquake , Ely was
engaged as a chauffeur. The young
man had n record of working forty
hours W'thout sleep at San Francisco ,
and when the quake shook the big city
lie was tlio means which saved the
life of a wealthy San Francisco bank
er and that of the bunker's daughter ,
whom ho later married.
Ely's father in a prominent lawyer
of Davenport , In.
"Tho last I heard of my nephew , "
said Mrs. Gillette this afternoon when
'informed by The News that Ely had
been killed , "was four weeks ago ,
when Mrs. W. 11. Butterfleld Informed
mo that ho was to fly at Columbus ,
Wis. Ho lived with me several years. "
Immediately after hearing of Ely's
death Mrs. Gillette telephoned her
brother at Sioux City , who reports
that Ely visited his father at Daven
port , In. , just before he left for Macon ,
On. , n week ago. He had been flying
lu Now York , ard made this last visit
to his father before the Georgia con
tract was slgmd.
FLIES A MILE A MINUTE.
Aviator Robinson Is Making Great
Time in New Orleans Flight.
La Crosse , Wls. , Oct. 19. Aviator
Hugh Robinson in his dyro-aeroplanc
arrived hero at S:4o : n. in. Ho loft
Winonn at S:17 : , according to his rec
ord , making the twenty-eight miles
in 20 minutes. Robinson stopped
here for a thorough overhauling ol
his machine , attention it had not re
ceived since ho left Minneapolis. He
left for Dnbnquo at 10 o'clock , flying
Wlnona. Minn. , Oct. 19. Avlatot
Hugh Robinson , who left Minneapolis
Tuesday morning on his trip to New
Orleans , and who got Into trouble
when near this city Tuesday noon
resinned his flight down the river al
8:15 : this morning.
Prairie Du Chen , Wls. , Oct. 19.
Aviator Robinson arrived hero nt 11
o'clock. Ho made the sixty miles
from La Crosse In just CO minutes.
Rodgers Tries It Again.
Dallas , Tex. , Oct. 19. Aviator C
P. Rodgers , flying 1,000 feet high , lef
Dallas shortly after 2 o'clock , an
nouncing that ho would try to read
Austin , 229 miles from here , to speiu
HERRICK MARSHAL HELD TO AN
SWER TO CIRCUIT
Fairfax , S. D. , Oct. 19. Special t
The News : John Shook , late tow :
marshal of Herrick , and who kille
Henry Ousloy there last Saturday
afterwards surrendering to the sherlf
was arraigned before County Judg
Davis here , wnen he waived prelln
inary examination and was held to ni
swer to the circuit court.
Complaint was made by States A
torney McDonnell. Shook is repr
sented by Attorneys C. H. WlHIamsoi
of Herrick , and W. J. Hooper , of Orei
ory. Shook will ask to give bond fe
his appearance , but the amount of tl
bond will bo fixed by Judge Wllllnr
V son , of Oacoma , who will also have I
approve the same.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hours.
Forecast ( or Nebraska.
Maximum . " . " >
c'lih ano. Oct Hi Tlio bulletin Is
sued by tln > Chicago station of the
I'nltiil Sta'iseather btirc'nn gives
tinfnre. . aM for Nebraska ns follows :
fifiierallv fair tonight and Friday ;
cooler tonight \\ltli frost
, / . ' CROWDS OF HOMESEEKERS
% , OING TO REGISTER.
MOL < 5 , TMAHA LAST NIGHT
OVER 4 , > T THROUGH NORFOLK
FOLK rtING THE DAY.
EXTRA TRAINS FOR THE DAY
All Trains Going to Registration
Points at Gregory and Dallas Have
Extra Sections and An Extra Train
Goes Through Early Thursday A. M.
Over 4,000 landseekors will have
passed thioiigh Norfolk today enrouto
to the registration points at Gregory
and Dallas. The rush which was to
have &tnrtcl ( two weeks ago really be
gan In earnest Tuesday and it is ex
pected the registration points will be
crowded from now until next Satur
day , when the registration closes.
Northwestern train No. 7 early this
morning was composed of three sec
tions. An extra train was sent north
after midnight and No. 1 this morning
left Fremont in two sections. It was
believed this morning that another ex
tra would leave Norfolk during the
Gregory. S. D. , Oct. 19. Special to
The News : Gregory registered 3-
29S and Dallas about 2,500 yesterday.
Practically every state in the union
was represented. The indications are
that today will see a record breaker
POLICE REQUIRED IN OMAHA.
Over a Thousand Seek to Board Train
Omaha , Neb. , Oct. 19. It required
the presence of several extra police
men to care for a crowd of over a
thousand homeseekers who sought to
board a special train last evening for
Dallas and Gregory , S. IX , for which
points they were enrouto to register
for farms on the Rosebud reservation
being opened by the government.
A special had been scheduled to
leave at S o'clock , but station officials
were unprepared for the rush. An
emergency call brought a squad of pa
trolmen to the station. When railroad
officials learned that the special train
could not accommodate the crowds a
second section was brought Into serv
ice and relieved the congestion.
Big Day at Dallas.
Dallas , S. D. , Oct. 19. Nearly 5,000
homeseekers arrived during the day
and evening to register for homes on
the Rosebud reservation. It was the
largest crowd to come since registra
tion began. Dallas received 2,027 and
Gregory 2.7S1. At Rapid City the reg
istration reached several hundred.
Four special trains brought in addi
tional crowds last night , and tomorrow
Is expected to bring 5,000 more to the
registering points. Thus far the total
registration is 39,325 , according to fig
ures given out by the government
agents. There was little excitement
today and the crowds were orderly.
Rush Through Fremont.
Fremont Tribune : Five trains were
sent out of Fremont last evening and
three this morning enroute to Dallas
over the Northwestern , all loaded to
the guards with landseekers. In the
last twenty-four hours the Northwest'
ern has found It necessary to press
Into service all of the extra equipment
ment that was massed at the division
} and much of which up to yesterdn >
More than 2,200 people were hauler
out of Fremont to Dallas yesterday
according to local operating officials
No. 7 last evening went in five sec
tlons , one of which was made up am'
filled here. The business section o :
the city was full of landseekers lasi
This forenoon passenger train No. '
was run In three sections. The trail
was nearly an hour late in getting ou
of Omaha , so great was the confusloi
Incident to the rush.
Registration at Dallas and the othe :
South Dakota towns will close Satur
day at midnight.
BIG DEAL III mm LANDS
Two Thousand Acres Near Rushvlllc
Rushville , Neb. , Oct , 19. Special t
The News : One of the biggest Inn
sales in this section in recent time
was consummated here this weel
when Jim Johnson sold his 2,000-acr
ranch ten miles south of town to Ol
31to Stenby , the consideration being $20
to 000. The sale was made through th
agency of Ferguson & Co.
SLAUGHTERED WITHOUT RE
GARD TO AGE OR SEX.
NOT ONE OF RACE LEFT ALIVE
WILDEST OF RUMORS OF REVERSES -
VERSES TO IMPERIAL ARMS.
NO ANNOUNCEMENT OF VICTORY
Result of Yesterday's Engagement Is
Not Made Known from High Offi
cials Impartial Observers Are
Doubtful of the Situation.
Shangai , Oct. 19. Six packed steam
ers arrived hero from Hankow today ,
carrying rofugees. The steamer Bel-
grnvla , waa occupied exclusively by
foreign passengers , who were given
free accommodations at the direction
of the consuls in Hankow.
Tlio ship was so crowded that many
of the passengers slept on the floors
of the hold. Most of the foreigners
Were Russians employed in llio tea
factories and Belgian ironworkers
employed in the steel works , the Han
Yang arsenal and on the Peking-Han
The refugees declare that the whole
Yang Tso valley from Hankow to
Shanghai is in the hands of the rebels
with the exception of ono or two larg
er cities to which provincial offi
cers have retired with their available
troops. It has been insistently stated
here that Kill Kiang , 150 miles below
Hankow , is under revolutionary con
trol. This is denied , however , by for
eign official and reports of the Chin
ese customs service. Accounts of the
revolutionary attack on Wn Chang as
given by the refugees today emphasiz
ed particularly the massacre of the
Manchus in that city. In the slaugh
ter , neither age nor sex was regarded
and it is doughtful , the refugees say ,
whether a single representative of
the Manchu race was left alive in the
city. Similar slaughter of the Man
chus followed in Hankow and Han
Yang when those cities fell. Shang
hai is a hotbed of revolution and ru
mors of plots and counter plots are
numberless. A formal appeal issued
by the revolutionary agents here to
day says :
"Wo appeal for the co-operation of
our brethren throughout the world.
Those with money should contribute
funds ; those with wisdom should de
vise plans ; those with physical
strength should mount steeds and
join the ranks ; those with informa
tion should secretly report the ene
my's condition. We expect that our
movement will succeed. If it fails ,
the ten days' massacre of Hang Chow
and Kia Ling , when the Manchus sub
dued China will be repeated.
"It is hoped that our patriotic
brethren will respond from all direc
tions and vlth unanimous hands will
turn Ibis universe about. "
A proclamation credited to tlio
revolutionary leader in Hankow is as
"I come to save Chinese people. I
have no idea of acquiring personal
profit but aim only to pull you out of
the fire and cure your cankering mal
adies. You have been bitterly op
pressed. You have been drowned in
a sea of misery by a government of
aliens. Your rulers have treated you
like baslards , not like children.
"Let whoever Is animated by pa
triotic sentiment come quickly and
join our ranks. With us he will ob
tain unending glory by delivering his
country from the Manchus barbarian
who hitherto has eaten our flesh.
From now we shall sleep in his skin.
"Yet let us be merciful even to our
enemies. Our soldiers must be care
ful not to recklessly kill the Man
chus. Let us give them an opportun-
ily to currender their uniforms and
weapons. If they do not then yield
and continue members of the revolu
tionary movement , they must be kill
Consternation in Capital.
Peking. Oct. 19. The curt offlcia
announcement this morning that tele
graphic communication with Hankow
had been interrupted since sunset las
night cause-d consternation through
out the capital today. The wildes
rumors of reverses to the Imperia
arms spread like wild fire , althougl
no official definite facts to supper
them were available. Much signifi
cance was attached to the fact tha
the government has refrained from Is
suing any official anonuncement of a
victory In yesterday's ongag'emen
with the rebels. Among foreigner
who may be regarded as Impartial oh
servers it Is generally believed tha
the situation at Hankow has not been
appreciably Improved by the eventE
of the last twenty-four hours.
Government officials continue tc
profess the utmost optimism.
They declare the severance of the
telegraphic communication for a per
iod of only twelve or eighteen houn
over n line G50 miles long Is no grouni
for npprehcnslon. They Insist that ttu
21,000 troops and seventy guns whlcl
have left Peking for Hankow am
most of which are now onroute , ahouh
be sufficient to swamp any revolu
tlonnry attack. Some of the rumen
THE MELANCHOLY DAYS ARE HERE
( Copyright 191t )
WASHINGTON STORY CONCERNS
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.
RUMOR CANNOT BE CONFIRMED
Secretary Wilson Is Now on His Way
From Chicago to Washington and
the Real Fact Will Not Be Known
Until He Reaches Washington.
Washington , Oct. 19. Rumors were
n circulation here today that Secre
tary of Agricnltuie Wilson bad ' re
signed , to lake effect Nov. 13 , or as
soon as the , president elected but ,
t was impossible to verify the story.
Secretary Wilson is enroute here
'rom Chicago. Former Representa
tive' Scott , of Kansas , for some years
chairman of the house committee on
agriculture , and Assistant Secretary
of Agriculture Hayes were mentioned
as among tl'ose likely to succeed Mr.
THE WORLD'S SERIES
ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT OF
BASEBALL GAME NECES
Philadelphia , Oct. 19. Rain caused
another postponement today of the
playing of the fourth game between
Philadelphia and New York for the
world's baseball championship. The
grounds were In a soggy condition
and as a light rain was falling , the
umpires called up the members of the
national commission in New York and
informed them of the conditions. It
was decided to call off the game for
today and it will be played here to
morrow if weather conditons permit.
AMERICANS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP
WITH FOUR STRAIGHT
Chicago , Oct. 19 Winning four
games In a row , the Chicago American
league team won the city baseball
championship from the Chicago Na
tionals. The Americans outhit their
opponents , getting eleven hits off
Brown in five Innings. Cheney , who
replaced him , also was hit freely.
Walsh pitched splendid ball , holding
the Nationals to five hits. Score :
R. II. E.
Americans 20202100 0 7 12 1
Nationals 10001000 0 2 5 1
Batteries Walsh and Sullivan ;
Brown , Cheney and Archer.
FOUND SNOW IN MONTANA.
President Taft Reaches Butte an
Dutte , Mont. , Oct. 19. President
Taft came to.Butte today from the
south more than an hour behind his
schedule time. A temperature of 95
degrees he encountered at Los An
geles was changed when President
Taft found snow here today. His stay
In Butte was not long and the pro
gram for his entertainment included
an automobile parade through the
city , breakfast at the Silver Bow club
and an address.
From Butte the president travels
eastward through Bozeman and Liv
ingston to Billings , where he will stop
for five hours tonight. On his ar-
ri\nl here Mr. Taft was welcomed to
the slate bj Gov. Norrls and United
Stales Senator Dlxon , but Lewis .1.
Duncan , the socialist mayor of Butte ,
was not on hand.
SAW KREITER DIE.
First Witness In Trial of Eva May
Aberdeen , S. D. , Oct. 19. Peter
Larson , a Norwegian occupying part
of the Kreiter farm house , was the
first witness In the trial of Eva May
Kreiter , charged with the murder of
Larson told of hearing a quarrel
and then the sound of falling furni
ture when Mrs. Kreiter called to him
to open the door to his apartments.
When ho did so , Kreiter and his wife
entered and Kreiter fell lo the floor.
He wa < placed in bed , the witness
said , and exclaimed :
"My wife has killed me ! "
He then asked for a revolver that
he might end the agony from which
he suffered , Larson said. Mrs. Lar
son testified in similar manner.
SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER TAKEN
IN CHARGE BY OFFICERS.
DENIES ANY EVIL INTENTION
Claims to be From Atlanta and Said
He Wanted to See Chief Wilke of
the Secret Service Department.
Pistol Was for Protection.
Washington , Oct. 19. Ferdinand
Berberich , claiming to be from At
lanta , was arrested at the treasury de
partment today charged with carrying
a pistol. He denied he intended using
the weapon but said he wanted to see
Chief Wilke of the secret service
about securing a position and carried
the gun for protection on the train.
TRUNK FULL OF PAPERS.
Documents Expected to Throw Light
! on Stephenson Charges.
j Milwaukee , Wls. , Oct. 19. A trunk
I filled with papers which are expected
i to throw light on the bribery charges
connected with the election of United
I States Senator Stephenson , was
brought before the senatorial investi
gation committee today.
W. E , Ulack , an attorney for Sena
tor Stephenson , explained the trunk
contained documents relative to the
senator's primary campaign in 1908
when he expended $107,000. After
the primaries the papers were shipped
from Wilwaukee to Marinette , Wis. ,
and then were sent to Escanaba ,
Mich. , so that , being out of the state
they were beyond reach of a legisla
tive committee which had begun to
investigate the senator's campaign
expenses. The papers originally were
taken from the Stephenson headquart
ers In Milwaukee. Attorney Ulack
said the trunk hud been sent from the
state becaiibo Senator Stephenson felt
the legislative committee had no au
thority to pry Into his nffnirs.
The papers are now in the custody
of the senatorial committee.
More witnesses today told of ex >
pending sums of Senator Stephenson's
M. C. Ring , of Nelllsvllle , told ol
receiving $945 which ho testified he
had expended lawfully In the senn
It probably will bo several days be
for the committee resumes the Hm
of testimony began by Lieut. Gov
Thomas Morris , who on Tuesday tos
tifled he had been informed Edwnn
Hlnes , the lumberman , had helped ti
elect Senator Stephenson.
ELLSWORTH DESPERADO BEING
SOUGHT NEAR THAT TOWN.
WILL BE A BATTLE IF FOUND
Marzyek Had Threatened to Kill a Lot
of His Relatives , and It Is Believed
the Showman Murders Were but the
Beginning of His Vengeance.
Ellsworth , Kan. , Oct. 19. Near
Goneseo , Kan. , a sheriff's posse is
believed today to bo close on the trail
of Charles Marzyek , sought in con
nection with the five Showman mur
ders , which took place hero last Mon
day. Fears of mob violence in case
the suspect is apprehended caused
the prosecutor today to order the
sheriff to take the man to another
county for incarceration.
Ellsworth , Kan. , Oct. 19. Sam
Showman , brother of William Show
man , today started with a posse on a
detailed search of the country for
Charles Marzyek , who is believed to
bo hilling in tlio neighborhood. If he
is found a battle is expected. Marzyek
not long ago served a prison term for
stealing grain'liom James Vopat. Last
night Vopat , who is the husband of
Marzyck's former wife , saw the ex-
convict in a field near his home.
Vopat and family locked their house
and fled to the home of a Slav fellow
countryman five miles away.
All the members of the Slav com
munity who had any remote connec
tion with the conviction of Marzyek
went armed today , for he is reported
to have sworn a terrible vengeance on
those responsible for his imprison
ment. Ira Lord , who defended him in
the wheat stealing case , said today :
"I believe Marzyek will remain In
the neighborhood until he has com
pleted his vengeance , After his sen
tence he told me that when he was re
leased he would come back and kill
the people who were responsible for
his conviction , and also their children ,
"I will have them all in hell , " he
Evidence furnished by Mr. and Mrs ,
William Showman Is said to have been
largely responsible for Marzyek's con
vlctlon. Nine persons remain In feai
of his vengeance. These persons , all
Slavs , are : James Vopat ; Mrs. Minnie
nio Vopat , who obtained a divorce
from Marzyek immediately after hit
sentence and married Vopat nine
months later ; their two children , oni
10 months old , the other 3 years ; Johr
Katke , father of the murdered Mrs
Showman , who testified against Mar
zyek ; Mrs. John Katko and the thre <
As to a possible connection be
tween the Ellsworth and other trage
dies. Mrs. Vopat said her former hua
band was convicted of forgery in Col
orado Springs a few months ago. Shi
said it was not Improbable that hi
should bo In Monmouth lately. Thi
same insane cruelty on the part o
the slayer Is evident in the Burnhaii
and Wayne tragedies at Colorado
Springs ; in the murders of Wlllinii
E. Dawson , his wife and daughter li
Monmouth , and in the killing of th
Showmans. In each case the nun
derer used an ax on the head of hi
Marzyek served in the Phlllppln
war , and after his return to this coin
try deserted from the army. Ho ha
been In trouble since for forgln
checks and stealing. Until ho wer
to the penitentiary he was n constai
CENSURES COUNTY ATTORNEY
OF DOUGLAS COUNTY.
CHARGES NEGLECT OF DUTY
ATTORNEY'S ' ATTITUDE IS INDE.
FENSIBLE , SAYS GOVERNOR.
COMMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION
The World-Hernld Comes In for a Portion
tion of Censure Mr. English Told
to Enforce the Law or Take the
Omaha , Oct. 19.-In an open letter ,
given out last evening at Lincoln ,
Gov. Aldrlch writes to James P. Eng
Hah , county attorney of Douglas coun
ty , that he had better get busy as u
police officer and perform his duties
or suffer at the executive hands nn
iler the provisions of the Sa lu-tt
In his communication Gov. Aldrlch
"lion. James P. English , county at
torney In and for Douglas county ,
Omaha , Neb :
"I note In the morning World Her
old of Oct. M that your office lias In
Its possession indisputable evidence
\lolations of the election la\\s of
Nebraska. 1 note that ono of your
prosecutors , Mr. Plat tie , says :
"My opinion that fraud exists Is
not confined to rumora or charges ,
but Is back by evidence of thu most
tonvlnclng character. The evidence
in my possession is such that it could
not fall to satisfy any committee ol
reputable citizens that a conspiracy
exists to pi event a fair and honest
election on Nov. 7 , and that a largo
number of illegal votoin have alieady
been registered for the purpose of
carrying out the plans of the con
"I also note that you take the tes
Imoiiy of ono C. A. Dnbor. The con-
cuts of the affidavit to which you
like the acknowledgement of Mr. Du-
or contains some very damaging
natter. It appears absolutely cer-
ain that as county attorney yon hnvo
n your possession evidence that not
nly warrants the commencement of
riminal progress but it is strong
nongh to convict. Such being true ,
s governor of Nebraska , I demand
hat yon at once commence to enforce
ho state law , of whose open and
lotorious violations yon have the
"If you will take the time to do
our duty as a county attorney and
ctivo office , Omaha will have a vast-
y bettor government than she is en-
eying at the present time. The facts
n this matter indisputably show that
on arc playing politics at the ex-
> ense of doing your duty as an off- !
al. It has been known for a long
imo that this fraud and corruption In
lie Third ward , which your office has
fficially known of and has iindlsput-
ible evidence of , has been going on
mil yet you have made no effort , of-
icially , to do your duty In this mat
er ; but at this time when your gang
eenis not to be recipent of this fraud
ind debauchery , you become partlcu-
arly solicitous for good government.
f your interest in good government
mil good society was equal to your
inxlety for the welfare of a few demo
cratic politicians , you would come
nore nearly being an official than
"The same crimes and debauchery
ind fraudulent voting and registering
hat you say now exists in the Third
vard were perpetrated in this and
other wards in Omaha last fall and
vhen , as governor of this state , I
called upon the legislature In a spe
cial message to afford some relief in
ho way of election laws or new legls-
atlon , it was met at the threshold of
ny endeavor , but by the calumny and
slander of the very same gang that
t is now holding up its hands in holy
lorror as If this was the first time
.hat the situation was known.
"The manner and method in which
i'ou and your cohorts are going about
: his matter are the well known tac
tics of canting hypocrites who set up
a howl not because things are as they
arc , but because they are not on the
"An honest enforcement of the stat
utes of this state by means of the evl-
; lenco which you admit you have in
your office will effectually break up
the nefarious gang that has for years
been a stench in the nostrils of de
"Now , sir , you have placed yourself
In a position where I , as governor , can
make you commence criminal proceed
ings against these parties whom you
say you have the evidence on. I com
mand you to present these matters tea
a grand jury or take such other legal
steps as are necessary and legal and
proper to have the registration and
election laws of this state enforced.
"I am glad to know that I will have
the assistance of the World-Herald in
this criminal prosecution , for editorial
ly It has already called the attention
of the public , and hence of yourself , to
these glaring frauds and crimes. The
editorial department of the World-
Hernld may have been going to church
and Inhaling n little decent atmosphere
to the extent of having now and then
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